Beauty Rhi-flection: NYC New York Color

There are two great reasons to get excited over New York Color this holiday season. The low price range of their products make them perfect stocking stuffers for the budget conscious glaminista. With Christmas parties and New Year's Eve there are bound to be parties to attend where a new look would be fun but who has the extra cash to spend on the latest trends?
Nude New York Liquid Lipshine
Let's face it. This season is all about the shimmer and the glow. Pick a feature to highlight and for less than five bucks you can add a stylish new look to your party palette.

In Influenster's Holiday 2011 VoxBox I received a sample tube of NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City, a subtle nude gloss. I liked it so much that while I was in the store picking up trash bags I made a special trip to the other side to find the New York Color section.

Now I'm pretty shy but if I'm excited about something I tend to forget that. So I ended up next to another lady who was looking at the NYC section and we both dodged in at the same time to grab something. I apologized and so did she as she let me reach in past her and grab another Liquid Lipshine. I then told her which one I was wearing and she said it was 'gorgeous'. In my naturally conspiratorial fashion I noted how inexpensive they were too, perfect for stocking stuffers. The I proceeded to grab a bunch more.

Alas it was busy and the hubs was giving me the 'OMG you are not buying more makeup' look even though he loves it when I play makeup artist and always compliments what I've done. So I didn't get time to really look and I didn't find the false lashes I wanted. *pout*

I did make off with a nice haul though! I bought:

That's $12.69 total... less than the cost of one of my favorite boutique brand lip glosses! You seriously cannot beat that price for the quality.

But back to that whole holiday look thing. One trend I've seen a lot of is crazy jewel toned liner winged out at the sides. Which is why I grabbed Islands in the Stream. It looks emerald but actually is much more of a teal color. I'm honestly still an eyeliner newbie. It intimidates me like no man's business but I played with it for about fifteen minutes and voila... this would look great with a very subtle lip (I'm thinking Nude York City would be a good one if your natural lip shade runs on the pinkish side).

Next I tried the Big Apple Spice Liquid Lipshine but honestly the color wasn't very flattering on me. It's a little more coppery than I think works with my fair skintone. I think it would be beautiful on someone with a midtone. I dunno, what do you think? What would I pair with it for eyes and cheeks? I'm just blank there.

As I still had my nails done I haven't tried the Starry Silver Glitter polish and as much as it pains me to give it up I'm going to stuff it in my stepdaughter's stocking. She will LOVE it. If you've got steady hands there's a trend out there where you only use the glittery polish on the upper third of the nail that looks so amazing. If I can get her to sit still long enough over New Year's maybe I'll give her a mani.

So what am I loving this holiday season? Saving a ton of money and getting to try some fun trends without blowing the last of my Christmas budget. When the two parties I have in January roll around I can't wait to dress up and shine like I just stepped off the island of Manhattan. Thanks New York Color!

Notes: I received one product for review from Influenster which did not sway my opinion of said product. All other products featured here were purchased by me for the purpose of getting to know the company/product more. I was in no way compensated for my review/feature of this product.

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