New Lip Colors from Nūdus

Nūdus Australia recently added five new shades to their Lip Euphoria range of lip colors. I’m sure you’ve heard me rave before about this Australian-born line of lipsticks, which contain all-natural, certified organic ingredients in an ultra luxe formula. These boldly pigmented lipsticks provide long, comfortable wear and nourish the lips with a blend of 27 active ingredients.nudus-lip-euphoria-new-shades-my-lucite-dreamsDreamtime: a creamy mid-tone pink with red undertones (if 27 kisses had a sister, this would be it)
Amalia: a sheer pink wash of color (lighter in weight than other Nūdus formulations)
Zo Zo: a fun bright purple pop of color
Viva: a medium purple/pink (lighter and more mauve then Just Like Jade)
Ruby Rose: a wearable rasberry red

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“Nudus lipsticks are handcrafted in Australia with certified organic ingredients and combine bioactive ancient ayurvedic colors and extracts made from organic flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals with organic cold pressed oils including pumpkin, kiwi fruit, raspberry, pomegranate, argan and moringa.”

Amalia is a beautiful mid-tone warm pink. The finish is more glossy then other Nūdus shades and while it is a touch more sheer, it sure does not lack in pigment. One swipe offers a more subtle look, while this formula can be layered for more intensity. As per usual, Amalia performs beautifully with easy application and hydrating long-wear. In the above image, I applied a light layer of Amalia.

(Amalia layered)

available at thechoosychick.com

All Nūdus Lipsticks ship free with code FREESHIPNUDUS

*denotes gift: kindly provided to me from The Choosy Chick
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Mapleblume February Beauty Box

There’s a new premium beauty subscription service in town (well in Canada for now and available to the US this April) and it’s a good one! Meet Mapleblume*, a bi-monthly subscription service offering a grand selection of luxury skin care and cosmetics, with a nod to clean and green. Because Mapleblume wants to give you a good feel for a product, you can always expect up to five full-sized or deluxe samples (no one-time use samples here). Each box is seriously loaded to the brim with beauty products from some top-notch brands (check out their December box here). The lovely ladies behind Mapleblume subscribe to a tried-and-true philosophy by only including products that they truly adore.

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The Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Highlighter & Neo Limelight

Kevyn Aucoin’s new Neo-Lights Collection features two versatile highlighting palettes, both consisting of a gradiant trio of shades. The Neo Highlighter in Sahara* features warm tones for a sun-kissed radiance, and The Neo Limelight* contains iridescent hues for an ethereal glow. Finely-milled, light-diffusing pigments offers the complexion an unequivocal refined radiance that screams healthy, glowing skin.

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New Red Apple Lipstick Blushes & Bronzer

Red Apple Lipstick has just unveiled some new and exciting beauty with a debut of six new mineral blushes and one bronzer.  As you would expect from RAL, all blushes are created to be allergen friendly, non-toxic and excellent quality – the new blushes and bronzer offer excellent pigment, long-wear and a beautiful finish.

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Saving Face with Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer*

The change in seasons would typically leave my skin frazzled, resulting in me layering more and more products to quench my skins thirst. A funny thing happened this year however, when I would usually expect my skin to be uncomfortably dry, I didn’t. I could truly say that my skin transitioned into fall and then into winter with surprising ease! Amidst my daily skincare routine was the Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium Moisturizer*, which I’ve been using regularly since early fall.

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Lily Lolo Coralista Cheek Duo*

Have you met Lily Lolo? This London-based natural beauty brand has me looking and feeling fresh and naturally radiant with their Coralista Cheek Duo.* This peaches and cream palette features two texturally exquisite powders that will seriously get you glowing. While these beautiful shades are certainly something to covet, it’s the formula that will have you wanting more…

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Best of Beauty 2016

With pleasure I bid adieu to 2016! This past year was a doozy, but yet, a year filled with incredible beauty (products). I’ve had the incredible opportunity to discover so many incredible products in 2016, some very notable products that have really blown me away and just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Here are a few of the true stand outs of 2016 that have easily gained their place amidst my all-time faves.my-lucite-dreams-best-of-beauty-2016

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Rose Gold & Blush Tones for the Holidays

The holidays are among us and it’s a perfect time to add a little extra glam to your look. It might sound a bit silly – but even to this day I still get a bit excited about planning my holiday makeup. Granted, my look isn’t anything too glamorous, but I am wearing a selection of new products that I’ve been loving. These days I’ve been really drawn to rose-golds and blush tones and this is a nod to that.

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Bloom Into Your Full Potential with the Magic of Flowers

We have all experienced the joy and pleasures that flowers can bring into our lives, but we are far mor interconnected then we think. In the new book: Flowerevolution: Blooming into Your Full Potential with the Magic of Flowers by flower alchemist, Katie Hess (of Lotus Wei) and award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, we learn just how influential flowers and plants can be, and how they can make us feel happier, less stressed and more in tune.

“When we’re in nature, we move toward what elicits our best qualities. When we need a boost of confidence, joy, courage, or love, we’re attracted to those flowers that evoke those qualities within us. After spending time around trees and flowers, we actually feel different; we can feel all kinds of positive qualities rising up within us. Those qualities are already within us, but it’s being in nature that wakes up those feelings inside us and remind us—with a visceral experience—of who we are.” ~ Katie Hess, Author + Flower Alchemist

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Bronze & Glow with Modern Minerals Makeup

Modern Minerals nails that ‘lit-from-within’ luminous effect that this “glow-getter” loves so much. These high-performance formulas aim to enhance our mood by invoking feelings of positivity with their line of Emotive Beauty. Many of Modern Mineral’s products are uniquely infused with flower and gem essences in collaboration with Lotus Wei.

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