Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for Vogue Magazine April 2014!


Hello Blossoms! If you haven't seen the Vogue Magazine cover for April 2014, then get ready cause Kim Kardasian, Kanye West and baby North hits the highlights. #worldmosttalkedaboutcouple!

It's official: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are fashion's first couple! North West's mom and dad are on the cover of Vogue's April 2014 issue, it was announced Friday, and yes, they're looking glam, chic and ready to say "I do"! Annie Leibovitz shot the stunning cover and inside spread, which includes behind-the-scenes photos of the lovebirds and their adorable 9-month-old daughter, Nori.Naturally, Kim tweeted about the truly OMG-worthy news, and Kanye, of course, hit up the social media sphere as well. (E!online)
Vogue magazine reaches newsstands and online on March 31, 2014.  Watch behind-the-scenes on the Vogue website vogue.com, the magazine will also feature the Spring Chic 173 romantic, sporty and surprising looks, Emily Blunt article of the fittest woman on earth and much more!







China Glaze City Flourish Collection for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! Discover the new (and lovely!) collection from China Glaze - City Flourish for Spring 2014. 
Dark and dreary sidewalks turn into vibrant catwalks thanks to the China Glaze City Flourish collection. Blooming with 12 pale pastels and high voltage neons, the Spring 2014 collection will inspire you to toss those gloves and coats for shorter skirts and strappy sandals. Tips and toes that sported the rich, dark shades of winter will flourish in the brightest shades of the season.
NAIL LACQUER ($7.50 US / $8 CA)
Thistle Do Nicely: Electric pink neon crème
Peonies & Park Ave: Neon bright pink crème
Petal to the Metal: Warm pink coral crème
Spring in My Step: Baby pink crème
Strike A Rose: Watermelon shimmer
Don’t Honk Your Thorn: Nude shimmer
In a Lily Bit: Soft light violet crème
Lotus Begin: Neon people crème
What A Pansy: Cool periwinkle/indigo blue crème
At Vase Value: Bright baby blue crème
Grass Is Lime Greener: Neon lime crème
Metro Pollen-tin: Neon peach crème









[photo & info courtesy of China Glaze & beautezine.com]

Citrus Salt Body Scrub! Pamper yourself today.


Hello Blossoms! Get ready to pamper yourself with this Citrus Salt Body Scrub. A wonderful exfoliant and full body moisturizer for use in the shower. Leave a jar near your outdoor shower at the beach to add a healthy glow to dull dry skin.

Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
(can substitute light olive oil or vegetable oil)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Directions
1. In a medium dry bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to not let any water touch them as it will dissolve the salt. Pour mixture into an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.

To use: Just before showering, swirl ingredients together with your fingertips to mix. Clean body completely and just before exiting shower, apply Citrus Salt Body Scrub to body in a firm circular scrubbing motion with hands or a soft washcloth. Rinse off the mixture and pat body dry with a clean towel.
















[recipe courtesy of paula dee]

Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nudes Collection for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! Bobbi Brown have a surprise for everyone - their new Nectar and Nudes collection for this Spring 2014. A beautiful nude shades collection...
This season Bobbi pairs her favorite nudes with stunning nectars. The shades in the collection range from apricot nectars to rest pink corals to true peaches so every woman can find that go-to hue that’s right for her. These soft and subtle colors instantly warm up the face, creating a fresh glow that’s perfect for spring. Limited Edition.
NECTAR & NUDES EYE PALETTE ($48.00 US)
The centrepiece of this collection, this new eye palette features six beautiful and totally wearable shades- shimmering nectars, soft taupes and rich brown- that flatter all skin tones. Pair any of these colors with a bright lip for a modern look.

- Pale Cream Eye Shadow
- Soft Buff Eye Shadow
- Golden Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow
- Pink Bellini Sparkle Eye Shadow
- Earth Eye Shadow
- Rich Caviar Eye Shadow

SHIMMER BRICK ($42.00 US / $49.00 CA)
Originally envisioned by Bobbi during fashion week when she wanted to create a lit-from-within glow, this season’s edition features golden nectars, warm taupes and icy coral-pink pearl pigments- it’s a modern way to wear shimmer.
- Apricot

POT ROUGE FOR LIPS & CHEEKS ($26.00 US / $30.00 CA)
Inspired by Bobbi’s memories of her grandmother who used lipstick on her cheeks instead of blush, the double-duty creamy formula blends easily, giving cheeks and sheer wash of color and lips a beautiful soft, stained finish. Now available in a rich coral shade that gives skin an effortlessly healthy glow.
- Hibiscus

LIP GLOSS ($25.00 US / $29.00 CA)
Gorgeous, sheer and super fun, these glosses leave lips with a brilliant, high-shine pop of color.
- Nude Pink
- Nectar

HIGH SHIMMER LIP GLOSS ($25.00 US / $29.00 CA)
Dazzling, light-catching shimmer with lasting, non-sticky shine, this illuminating lip gloss gives lips brilliant dimension.
- Bare Peach

NAIL POLISH ($15.00 US / $17.50 CA)
Polish off your look with a pop of color and shine. For a fun twist, layer Bare Peach Glitter over Nectar nail polish.

- Nectar
- Bare Peach Glitter








[info & photos credit: bobbi brown & beautezine.com]

New Nike Thighs of the Moment Collection! for Spring 2014



Hello Blossoms! For sports lovers and athletics, Nike has teamed up with the Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani to present their new "Thighs of the Moment" franchise, an artistic design collection -limited edition for women, for this Spring 2014. 

The prints  ideas were made my Kanatani artistic mind, the collection includes three different styles: Magical Kaleidoscope, a bright and bold patterns perfect for a daily exercise. (pink) The second style is call Nike Midnight Craft-work tights a more dark and matte style, perfect for evening and after work exercise. (purple). The thrid style yet to be reveal, this lovely Nike collection will be availble at Nike.com in limited quantities, starting on February 28, 2014. 









[photos courtesy of Nike.com]

NARS Matte Multiple Collection


Hello Blossoms! NARS is back ladies! with their new collection Matte Multiple for Spring 2014. The collection includes 7 new matte shades for lips and cheeks.
Invisible second-skin texture and multiple matte finishes in one multidimensional product. NARS brings vibrant pops of color and sensual sun-kissed hues to lips and cheeks with the new Matte Multiple. Founder and Creative Director François Nars takes one of the brand’s most innovative and iconic products and adds a modern twist on the cult classic.
One product, dual applications, multiple possibilities. Available in seven shades from ginger pink to golden bronze, the Matte Multiple features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating color for lips and cheeks. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin.
MATTE MULTIPLE ($39.00 US / $46.00 CA)
Cappadoce: Golden bronze
Vientiane: Copper bronze
Altai: Rose bronze
Laos: Rose coral
Siam: Poppy red
Exumas: Pink apricot
Anguilla: Ginger pink









[info & photos credit belongs to authors: NARS.com and beautezine.com]

Essie Resort 2014 Collection


Hello Blossoms! Essie is ready for this new year 2014! and they release a new Spring 2014 collection named Resort, with soft pastel colours that will make you fall in love! The collection includes 4 new nail polish and it will be available on April 2014.

Smart. Stylish. Sought-after. She’s going places. Specifically: to the beach. Introducing the resort collection for it-girls everywhere: four irresistibly fun shades perfect for a stylish trip to paradise. Chic, refined with plenty of pop, these colours work it even when the dress code is anything but office attire. Designed to complement classic resort looks, these covetable cream shades and subtle shimmers work beautifully with breezy beach attire or cocktails by candlelight. Some may want to take it back home for a little post-holiday reminiscing that creates striking contrast to traditional winter deeps. Who knew such style- savvy shades could also be so easy to wear?

NAIL LACQUER ($8 US / $10 CA)
• Under The Twilight: Smoky plum
• Resort Fling: Coral peach
• Find Me An Oasis: Ice blue
• Cocktails and Coconuts: Shimmering warm sand







[info & photo courtesy of: Essie.com and beautezine.com]

Strawberry Smoothie recipe for a Romantic Valentine's Day!

Hello Blossoms! Nothing says "love" more than a delicious strawberry smoothie, a healthy way to spend this special day! Serve for 2 people. Enjoy!

Ingredients
6-7 Strawberry
1/2 cup Milk
2 scoop of vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream (Optional)
1 cup of yogurt
Ice cubes

Directions
1. Blend all the ingredients together except ice cubes.
2. If smoothie is too thick add little bit more milk.
3. Add Ice-cubes and blend it one more time.
4. Serve it in a glass.







Happy Valentine's Day! Do you know what each color represents in this special Day?


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I wish you the best of luck, blessings and many chocolates for this wonderful day! Thank you to all my followers and visitors for another wonderful year!

Do you know what each color represents in this special Day?

• Red: passion and love
• Yellow: friendship and friends
• Pink / Rose: Romantic, respect or when you like a person.
• Purple: Purple flowers means a "hint" that someone loves you.
• Green: Green plants or flowers mean the person is shy, tender and cares about you.


MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! MAC have finally announced their official Prep + Prime Natural Radiance release date, it will be available starting on February, 2014 International. 
Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, specially formulated for oily and combination skin, delivers weightless hydration for a radiant, healthy look. The silky gel emulsion acts as a primer, improving the appearance of foundation and powder. Now available in Radiant Pink, suited for fair skin tones, the translucent formula smoothes on easily, featuring illuminating pearl powders that transform dullness into a healthy, natural glow.
PREP + PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE ($40.00 US / $48.00 CA)
- Radiant Pink
- Radiant Yellow






[photo & info credit: MAC and beautezine.com]

Ready for Spring 2014!? Almond-Orange Smoothie to start the spring.


Here's a drink with zest! The combo of citrus fruit and almond beverage gives you tons of health-boosting nutrients, including antioxidants. And these ingredients can help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health

Ingredients
Serves two.
1 cup (250 mL) vanilla-flavoured almond beverage
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
Juice from one lemon
Juice from one lime
Handful of ice
1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey

Preparation:
1. Blend all ingredients together.

Nutrition Table:
Per serving: 148 calories, 2 g protein, 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 29 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre 0 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium








[recipe courtesy of: besthealthmag.ca]

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Collection for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! Ready for Spring 2014? MAC Fantasy sure it is! with their new Fantasy of Flowers Collection. This collection will be available and the end of January 2014 (online), February in North America and March 2014 International.
A glorious garden of irresistible shades unfolds, its hidden pleasures unearthed as delicate pastel Pigments unfurl and the dewy sparkle of Cremesheen Glass casts a luminous gleam. Rose-coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour. Cheeks are kissed with the graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of colour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life.

LIPSTICK ($15.00 US / $18.00 CA)
Fleur D’Coral: Pale creamy peach
Naked Bud: Neutral sheer nude 
Dreaming Dahlia: Sheer red-coral
Rose Lily: Sheer pastel pink
Snapdragon: Mid-tone blue pink 
Heavenly Hybrid: Mid-tone berry

CREMESHEEN GLASS ($20.00 US / $23.00 CA)
Nectarsweet: Soft pink-peach
Flare for Fantasy: Mid-tone pink-beige
Pagoda: Frosted cool pink
Playful Petal: Electric magenta
Star Quality: Bright orange-coral
Galaxy Rose: Mid-tone violet pink

MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW ($21.00 US / $25.00 CA)
In The Meadow: Ice shimmering, olive green, mint green & pale yellow
Pink Sensibilities: Pinky brown, chocolate, yellow pink & blue pink
Golden Hours: Copper bronze, golden brown, golden peach & yellow gold
Great Beyond: Deep blue violet, plum, icy lilac & soft violet 

PIGMENT ($21.00 US / $25.00 CA)
Lily-White: Pale butter-yellow shimmer
Chartreuse Bouquet: Shimmering acid green
Violet: Vivid bright violet purple
Pink Pearl: Shimmery lavender pink

FLUIDLINE ($16.00 US / $19.00 CA)
Sassy Moss: Vivid green
Phlox Garden: Vivid violet

HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH ($21.00 US / $25.00 CA)
Haute & Naughty Black: Black

MINERALIZE SKINFINISH ($30.00 US / $35.00 CA)
Perfect Topping: Pale pearlized pink
Stereo Rose: Copper bronze

MINERALIZE BLUSH ($25.00 US / $29.50 CA)
Azalea in the Afternoon: Mid-tone cool pink
Petal Power: Coral pink with gold shimmer

NAIL LACQUER ($16.00 US / $19.00 CA)
Pep Pep Pep: Light peach nude 
Saint Germain: Light cool pink
Girl Trouble: Super glitter pink 
Soirée: Sparkly light bronze gold 

BRUSHES
286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush ($32.00 US / $38.50 CA)
159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush ($35.00 US / $42.00 CA)
187 Duo Fibre Face Brush ($42.00 US / $50.50 CA)

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[photos & info: beautezine.com and MAC]

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Color Collection for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! I love Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and this new High Shimmer Lip Color Collection will  make you have perfect and well define lips! Don't miss it . . This collection will be available from January 24 at bobbibrowncosmetics.com and selected stores: Nordstrom, Sephora and Neiman Marcus.

Bobbi Brown’s iconic Lip Color is now available in new shades that combine high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls for something completely fresh. Don’t think metallic or frost—the effect is sheer and multi-dimensional. The lightweight yet moisturizing formula glides effortlessly and evenly onto lips, leaving a thin veil of light-reflecting color that lasts for hours without feathering or drying.

High Shimmer Lip Color ($28.00) (New, Permanent)
Each shade is formulated with a unique blend of pearls for an effect that’s intensely reflective yet soft and wearable; individual pearls have a smooth, flat shape and reflective, mirror-like quality. Luxurious butters and oils like Shea Butter and Muru Muru Butter help seal in moisture and keep lips feeling supple and conditioned.

  • Ballerina Shimmer Mid-tone pink
  • Beige Gold Shimmer Champagne gold
  • Berry Shimmer Neutral pink
  • Brown Shimmer Heather brown
  • Calypso Shimmer Bright peach coral
  • Malt Shimmer Golden copper
  • Pink Apricot Shimmer Bright pink coral
  • Pink Gold Shimmer Pale peachy pink
  • Plum Shimmer Plum raspberry
  • Raspberry Shimmer Bright pink berry
  • Ruby Shimmer Red berry
  • Twilight Shimmer Deep plum






 [photos & credit belongs to: Bobbi Brown and Temptalia.com]

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush for Spring 2014


Hello Blossoms! Clinique surprise everyone with their new Cheek Pop Blush for Spring 2014!
Add spark to your gorgeous cheeks with Clinique Cheek Pop blush. The vibrant yet natural looking blush features a silky smooth formula and shades to match every skin tone.
 Available:  This collection is available now at Nordstrom and Clinique.

Cheek Pop ($21.00 US) (New, Permanent)
Ginger Pop Rosy brown 
Peach Pop Warm peach 
Berry Pop Brightened pink 
Plum Pop Plummy pink




 



 [photos & credit belongs to: Clinique and Temptalia.com]