InTruBeauty: July 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Smashbox Be Legendary in Vivid Violet

Smashbox Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands and purple is one of my favorite colors! I'm thrilled to review Smashbox's Be Legenday Lipstick in Vivid Violet. This is a bold purple lipstick that pack a lot of punch. This is a lipstick that applies smoothly and is long lasting. I didn't have any issues with application. If you love purples, but the color is just a little too bold for you, simply top it with a neutral gloss.
Press Sample 
Product Description:
Just one swipe and you'll see this is the stuff beauty legends are made of. From modern mattes to hydrating creams, our ultra-luxe formula glides on for show-stopping, saturated color every time. Retails for $20, 17 shade selections available in matte and cream with Vitamins C & E to help nourish and protect your lips. More information here:

What do you think of the Vivid Violet shade? 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beauty Grew All Around with Regency Beauty

Thank you to Regency Beauty Institute for sponsoring today’s story.

What is beauty, who gets to define it and what is or isn't beautiful is all relative. However, I think most women will agree that they love to feel beautiful and that it's a pretty great feeling to have someone think you're beautiful. Probably one of the times I feel the most beautiful and have that little extra pep in my step is right after I get my hair done at the salon! There is nothing like stepping out of the salon with your hair perfectly done, bouncing away in the breeze, shiny as ever! I absolutely love my stylist and the way he makes me feel after another great style. To celebrate all the great stylist out there, to insipre those to be and to celebrate beauty, Regency Beauty and Refinery29 are making sure that beauty is growing all around! 

Regency Beauty and Refinery29 are also running a great contest called the #ShareBeautyContestThe contest runs from July 8th through August 13th. One lucky winner will be chosen following the end of the contest. Each person who enters will have the opportunity to win a customized VIP beauty treatment worth $2,000 from Regency and Refinery29.

Entering the contest is easy!
Try one trend (or all of them). Trends will be posted each week at the regency landing page.
• Try one trend (Or all of them!)
• Take a photo
• Share it on Instagram (Your account must be public.)
• Hashtag each photo with #ShareBeautyContest

About Regency Beauty Institute:
Regency Beauty Institute is one of the leading cosmetology schools in the nation. They have 88 campuses across the country and have been able to grow over the years by taking an innovative approach to learning and helping students to turn their creativity into beautiful careers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Meet Your Match at Sephora

Okay, so this is seriously one of my favorite little sets to come along in awhile. All of the products inside it are winners and it contains great sample sizes of great brands and products. I've never tried Nails Inc, Formula X or Deborah Lippman and so I was excited for those. The brands I have tried are tried and true brands to me like Tarte, OCC and Bite Beauty. The color selection in this kit is also spot on, including the perfect array of more neutral and subtle colors mixed with some great color pops. At only $25, this set is all around a win and is the perfect gift for any makeup lover!

What it is:
A lip and nail set that features the most covetable lip pigments and nail hues.

What it does:
This set includes six deluxe glosses, tints, and lacquers for lips and nails in the season’s most popular shades.
Bite Beauty gloss in Strangefruit 

This set contains:
- 0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun
- 0.06 oz Lipsurgence™ Lip Tint in Elite
- 0.17 oz Formula X Nail Color in Invincible
- Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar
- 0.13 oz Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish
- 0.05 oz Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit

(my set contained an OCC lip tar instead of the Hourglass gloss as shown on Sephora's website)

What are your thoughts on this set? It's got a great color selection for summer and I highly recommend you pick it up!! I don't think there was one product I didn't love and that's hard to say for most sets!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth of July with Laura Mercier

I love short work weeks and the Fourth of July holiday is one of my favorites! Besides pool time, parades and fireworks, you also have to consider your best red, white and blue outfits and makeup! Here are some top picks from Laura Mercier to get you in the patriotic spirit!

You can find these products & more information here:


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