Pacifica Beauty Arrives at Target

I have been a big fan of Pacifica fragrances for a long time. Indian Coconut Nectar is my favorite scent and so I always carry the little fragrance tin in my purse for quick touch ups.  So recently shopping at Target I became pleasantly surprised to discover the Pacifica line in the beauty section.

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The hunt for the perfect Mascara is always on my mind, so I had to purchase Pacifica Stellar Gaze in Black Supernova. It makes my lashes full and long and conditions them, and is Paraben free; all in all a good purchase. I have since noticed online there is a waterproof version of the Mascara called Aquarian Gaze that is available only online which I would like to try so Target if you are listening please put it in your stores.  

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 I couldn’t pass up the Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter.  Free from Paraben’s, Phthalate’s and Petroleum, the scent is divine and the colors are subtle.  Phthalate’s are a family of chemicals that have been used for decades to make plastic more pliable and cosmetics smoother in case you were wondering. I purchased the Light Pink and since the color is subtle I use it when I use little makeup on the weekends or am working around the house.  

 

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I also had to add the Indian Coconut Nectar “Take Me There” set to my shopping cart.  Well it is my favorite scent and the kit contains a roll-on perfume, full-sized Color Quench Lip Tint and a mini body butter.  All sizes are TSA friendly so they can go on all of my travels, and there is nothing better than refreshing yourself with a friendly scent after being on a long flight.

There is much more to the Pacifica line including: Mineral BB Cream, an Ultra CC Cream (with SPF 17), Mineral Lip Tints, Eye Shadow and more. 

And if you are wondering what is the difference between a BB, CC and DD Cream check out my past post to find out what formula is perfect for your skin.

 

 

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Ruffian Snakeskin Nails and Victorian Goth for fall 2013 #NYFW

Ruffian for Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week showed a “Just Bitten” beauty look with black, snakeskin-like nails topped with a Cameo and Tulle.

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Fitted jackets, A-line skirts, cropped pants all based in shades of black were complimented by rich Byzantine colors and tactile textures, all calling to a modern woman with a busy schedule and a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch as the modern Sherlock Holmes.

Ruffian is becoming know for styling creative nail designs for runway shows as seen with the red and violet velvet nails that created a stir and lead Ruffian to create their own nail polish with Birchbox.  So Fall  2013 was no exception with MAC lead manicurist Keri Blair created a  “Victorian Gothic Veiled Nail” with a lengthy almond shape inspired by Barbara Streisand. This look was created by placing MAC Nail Lacquer in Nightfall, a pearlized grey, on the underside; while the top side is covered with blackest-black Nocturnelle.

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Next, a rough-cut thin veil of black tulle is placed on top and a top coat is placed to secure the tulle. The veil is then trimmed to size, allowing the edges to show and a mini flat-back cameo is placed along with another layer of tulle for a “bride-in-mourning” look.

Makeup balancing crimson eyeshadow with porcelain skin MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos colored eye with Loves Lure for a monochromatic look with a balanced red lip.

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The runway fashion highlighted simple of hip-skimming jackets for day and longer lengths for night paired with iridescent reptile prints made for a series of luxurious and wearable looks including leather and velvet. Accessories that will be trending big this fall from the show include ruffles, chokers, bows, collars and other neckline embellishments, but my favorite accessory is a funky Sherlock Holmes inspired hat that promises to trend as a big attention getter and another Sherlock Holmes reference.

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 Ruffian fall proves black is anything but basic and with an interesting mix of fabrics, textures and unique fashion and beauty accessories.

The two trends that inspired me most when I attended the show, and that I will be rocking this fall, will be the black nails and Sherlock hat.