As a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics, I was thrilled when I found out that their first East Coast store opening would be at one of my local malls – Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ.


I had the oportunity to attend the Grand Opening on February 18th and the store is absolutely gorgeous.

Some of the activations NYX consumers can come to store and experience include:

NYX Beauty Bar – consumers are to sit at the beauty bar, choose from a number of different of-the-moment tutorials i.e. strobing, ombre lips, etc. and then re-create those looks using the iPads in front of them that feature their favorite beauty influencers/vloggers taking them through the look step-by-step
NYX Shadow Bar (first one to launch was at the East Coast Willowbrook location) – consumers can create their own custom palettes in store
NYX Lip Bar – a bar of NYX’s most beloved lip colors in a variety of formula options to choose from i.e. soft matte lip cream, butter gloss, etc.




The NYX Willowbrook opening marks the 5th opening in the US (4 in California previously); globally, NYX has opened stores in Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Additional openings are planned throughout the remainder of 2016, with stores in the Southeast and Midwest scheduled in the next few months.

If you are from the North Jersey area, visiting NYX Willowbrook is a must!

Here are some additional photos from their Grand Opening:







Who isn’t a sucker for a good lipstick? I got my hands on a few shades of the NYX Butter Lipsticks & I am beyond impressed. Having tried the Butter Glosses in the past, I had high expectations for these lipsticks and they lived up to the hype.

The NYX Butter Lipsticks come in 22 shades. Here are a few of them:


These lipsticks give you long-lasting bold color with a silky smooth application while leaving your lips super moist. These are all the qualities I look for in a GOOD lipstick. The bonus here is that they retail for only $6 each!

Here are my 2 favorite shades:

candy buttons

Candy Buttons (BLS09) which is a Peachy Pink


Hunk (BLS05) which is a Blue Violet

Seriously…. how FAB are these 2 shades??

Do you have any of these lipsticks in this collection? If so – what are your favorite shades?

MJ Beauty

Sephora is welcoming a new beauty line today…not just any line, but one by Marc Jacobs.


Marc Jacobs Beauty is a 120 piece, 16 product collection that also includes make-up brushes. I have yet to test out any of the products but I love the boldness of the colors for this collection and I expect them to be big sellers. I also love the detail of the packaging!






Click HERE to view all the products on Sephora. Remember you can purchase his beauty line from any Sephora store or online as well as select Marc Jacobs stores.

Marc Jacobs Beauty will debut in Europe during 2014.


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Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Bronzer

LipSurgence in Lust

12 hour Blush in Dollface

Pure Maracuja Oil 

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how the M∙A∙C + RiRi Collection was coming out and it was released at noon today!


MAC Rihanna Summer Collection

Pictured above, is the collection that was released.


  • RiRi Woo – Matte cool red (retro matte)
  • RiRi Boy – A retro matte version of Up the Amp (retro matte)
  • Heaux – A deep berry (retro matte)
Blush Duo
  • Hibiscus Kiss – Cool Coral/Matte Neutral Bronze
Lustre Drops
  • Barbados Girl – Light golden bronze shimmer

Did you purchase any of the collection? After waiting in que of over an hour, I was lucky enough to score the RiRi Boy! I’m very excited for it to come in and test it out.