Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend. This weekend my sisters, my Mom and I are leaving for our annual trip to Nashville for CMA Fest 2014 (a large country music festival). I have several guest posts planned for while I am away, and will definitely be checking in with a few 'Outfit of the Day/Night' posts (I have some gorgeous new accessories to share).
For today's post I wanted to share one of the most fun and colourful Summer 2014 Collections currently on the market. Inspired by 'the colours and warmth of Rio de Janero', Sephora's new 'Colour Summer 2014 Collection' features a variety of products in gorgeous bronze and neon hues (the packaging is out of this world!). I was recently sent four products from the new collection and wanted to share my thoughts:
Sephora Collection 'Sol de Rio' Bronzing Powder ($26 CND):
A light matte brown with absolutely no orange undertones, Sephora's new 'Sol de Rio' Bronzing Powder is the perfect shade for those with fairer skin tones. Formulated with jojoba and sunflower oils, which help keep skin for hydrated, this large and beautifully packaged bronzer (possibly not the best product for travel) blends effortlessly into skin for a soft, natural-looking, tanned complexion. While I really like this bronzer (it's my perfect shade!), it does have quite a strong baby powder scent, which, I personally, could live without.
Sephora Collection 'Pocket Paradise Brush Clutch' ($25 CND):
With a ridiculously cute hot pink and cork makeup bag and three hot pink mini sized brushes, Sephora's new 'Pocket Paradise Brush Clutch' is the perfect on-the-go, travel accessory (it fits perfectly into any purse, even my tiny one). Incredibly soft, the three synthetic haired brushes (a fluffy powder/blush brush, a flat eyeshadow brush and an angled eyeliner brush) work surprisingly well (I am not usually a fan of mini brushes, but these are great), and will be accompanying me on my trip to Nashville next week.
Sephora Collection Tropicolor Ribbon Hair Ties ($11 CND):
Extremely bright and colourful (I like!), Sephora's new 'Tropicolour Ribbon Hair Ties Set' features eight no-tug, bracelet style hair ties perfect for casually throwing your hair up on hot Summer days. Comfortable to wear (you don't feel like your brain is about to explode because your ponytail is so tight), the new Sephora 'Tropicolour Ties' don't leave creases meaning you can easily change hairstyles without worrying about bumps or dents.
Sephora Collection 'Paint Rio in Neon Colour' Hit Set ($14 CND):
Inspired by the colours and costumes of Rio's 'Carnivale', the new Sephora 'Paint Rio in Neon Colour' set features four boldly coloured mini nail polishes as well as a small booklet that includes four nail art tutorials. Nicely pigmented, these fast-drying polishes apply opaquely in two to three coats leaving nails with an intense, creamy, neon finish. Below is a closer look at the four shades in the 'Paint Rio in Neon Colour' set:
1) Papaya Daquiri: A bold neon orange, this polish applies opaquely in two coats.
2) Caipi Freeze: a neon lime green with yellow undertones, this polish applies opaquely in three coats.
3) Pink Bikini: a bold hot pink, this polish applies opaquely in two coats.
4) Brazilian Sun: a bright neon yellow, this polish applies opaquely in three coats.
What do you think of Sephora's latest collection? Will you be picking any of the above items up? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.