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Winter 2009

New Products from Priia Cosmetics

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Nov.2009 · 2 comments

If you’ve been a Bionic Beauty reader for a bit, you know that one of my favorite makeup brands is PRIIA Cosmetics. Well, I’ve got more reasons to love them… In honor of the upcoming holidays, PRIIA has launched some new products!

Priia Cosmetics skin care and makeup

  • Body Sparx™ is a scented body shimmer powder ($16 for a 20g jar). Contains all-natural and organic fruit extracts such as pomegranate, apricot and wild cherry bark. Available in two shades- Goddess (for light to medium skin tones) and Diva (for medium to medium/deep skin tones). I love having some body shimmer around for the holidays and special events. I dust it on my chest for glimmer or add a bit to my body lotion to use on my arms and legs. Ta-da! Legs look instantly more toned!
  • 6 new lip colors available in the “About 2 Pout™” lip gloss formula or the “Pucker Upz™” lipstick formula. Also launched is a clear lip gloss!

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This holiday glitter nail polish is everywhere. It seems the two main nail trends this winter are at complete polar opposites. It’s either super matte or blinged out glitter.

Color Club’s new Wonderland collection is no exception- green, silver and red glimmer will brighten any jewel-toned dress.

Color Club's Under the Mistletoe green glitter polish

Color Club's Under the Mistletoe nail polish

Under the Mistletoe is a celery-green which is refreshing instead of the usual forest greens. The polish is slightly cool toned and was my favorite of this collection.

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5 Tips and Tricks for the Matte Nail Trend

by Bionic Beauty on 24.Nov.2009

In my article comparing a variety of matte polish top coats, I promised you some tips on embracing this trend. After months of wearing matte nail polish myself, I came up with these tips to help your manicure and polish last and to get the best results possible.

Matte nail polish topcoat to create nail art

China Glaze's Recycle polish with Rescue Beauty Lounge's Matte topcoat for the designs.

  1. Try to use as little hand lotion or cream as possible. If you do apply lotion, gently wipe it off your matte nails with a soft cloth or old T shirt. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a glossy finish.
  2. Really take your time applying your colored nail polish. Focus on getting it smooth and even. Matte top coats and polishes show every little ridge, bubble and mistake.
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Target to be invaded by elf!

by Bionic Beauty on 16.Oct.2009 · 14 comments

I just found out that e.l.f. Cosmeticself cosmetics will be available in all Target stores starting November 1st! This is super news for us bargain makeup shoppers. They’ll be carrying an assortment of the $1, $3, $5, and $10 products in special black packaging exclusive to Target.

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Over the upcoming holidays, Target and e.l.f. will feature the $1 Holiday Collection makeup pieces. Perfect stocking stuffers for teens, moms, and yourself. You can’t beat one dollar makeup!
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My Holiday Haul

by Bionic Beauty on 09.Jan.2009 · 3 comments

So I got mostly non-beauty related presents this holiday season. Most importantly, I got my upgrade for my Macbook. She’s now furiously running Leopard OSX. Yippee!

But back to beauty… here’s what I got from family and friends.

I got an incredible set of makeup brushes from SmashboxBionic Beauty's new makeup brush set from Smashbox cosmetics! It’s their Holiday 2008 set. My friends knew I needed to expand my brush wardrobe and this did just the trick. My favorite so far is the Smudger brush. It works great for smudging eyeliner, mineral shadows and applying precise regular eyeshadows. (Click the photo for a bigger version.)

Smashbox-brushes

And then a very adorable set of mini Lip Tints from Bobbi Brown. My sister knew I was a huge fan of theirs after getting some of their lip glosses this year, so she increased my collection. These Lip Tints also have SPF 15 so I can’t wait to sport them on the beach this summer! Colors are Cherry Tint, Tea Tint, and Blossom Tint.
Bobbi Brown lip tint mini trio
And here’s how they look on…
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint in tea
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint in blossom
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint in Cherry
I love ’em! Thanks Sis!

So, did you get anything beauty related for the holidays???