Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Acure Organics

 

 
About:
 
Triple Moisture Repairing Shampoo

For Normal to Dry/Damaged/Curly Hair

Provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil--high in Omega 7, make up our patent-pending Triple Moisture System. Pumpkin Seed Oil --high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine. Hair repair with serious flair. Safe for color treated hair.  
 
 
 
Features
color safe
vegan
gluten free
sulfate free
paraben free
phthalate free
cruelty free
 
My Experience:
 
I have been using this shampoo for a couple of weeks now and I really like it! It smells like sweet almond oil, which I LOVE. It cleans my hair really well and it's actually good for my hair! I love that it's full of natural ingredients to nourish my hair!
 
 
 
 
 
About:
 
Triple Moisture Repairing Conditioner
For Normal to Dry/Damaged/Curly Hair

Provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock. Safe for color treated hair. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil--high in Omega 7, make up our patent-pending Triple Moisture System. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil --high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine. Locks in moisture, repairs damage, strengthens follicles, and vacuums your house. Okay, maybe it doesn’t vacuum your house. But it does repair your hair!
Features color safe vegan gluten free sulfate free paraben free phthalate free cruelty free
 
My experience:
 
Must have conditioner to accompany the Moroccan Argan oil shampoo! Smells like the same sweet almond oil and makes the hair so soft and shiny!
 
 
 
Awesome company with awesome products I can feel good about using!!
 
 
 
About Acure
 
 
We always say “create with your conscience”. Our deep commitments to the environment and our community drive us to create safe, natural and effective products that meet our stringent standards of Quality Assurance. We are always on the lookout and studying peer reviewed science to ensure that we are on the cutting edge of technology and meeting or exceeding global standards for cosmetic product cleanliness.
 
The Acure Pledge is our commitment to our customers to be transparent in how we conduct business. It helps us lead responsibly into the future. The values we bring to our business are honesty, integrity, courage and respect. We have created a great place to work that welcomes innovation, values our diversity and nurtures the individual.
 
Our products are 100% guaranteed. If you aren’t satisfied, we aren’t satisfied
 
 

 
 

Back to school shopping

Hey friends I wanted to share with you a couple opportunities to save some money with back to school shopping... A little different from my normal posts but I know this time of year can be very stressful, especially with teens!


The first site is called Twice Clothing. It's a second hand store that only sells name brand and designer clothing that is in excellent condition. I have ordered from the a couple of times now and each time the jeans we bought were like new and Milah Loved them!!
When you use my referral code to sign up you will get a free $10 credit on your account. Since items start at around $10 that means you can get a pretty nice pair of jeans or shirt for free!!! PLUS when you refer your friends and they make a purchase you receive $10 each!! Awesome company, quick shipping and very reliable!!

Check out Twice Clothing Here: TWICE


The Second site is called Rue-La-La. Someone gave me their link and I got a free $25 credit for signing up. They sell upscale, brand name and designer clothing, new! I found a pair of Lucky brand jeans that were originally $100 on sale for $25. I used my credit and paid only shipping for a $100 pair of jeans!!! Also when you refer friends you will get a free $10. How can you beat that? Sign up now and get a free $25 credit!

Check out Rue-la-la Here: RUE-LA-LA

Another way to score BIG savings is on Facebook. I am surprised at how many people did not know  that Facebook has Buy/Sell/Trade groups in EVERY town! (at least in the U.S.) Just search your town or county name and key words like "buy, sell, trade" "resale group" "online flea market" etc.. Teens and Parents are getting ready for back to school and they are selling last years clothing, some of it is brand new with tags! You can get awesome deals and get rid of some of your unwanted items to make money for more school clothes (shoes, book bags, electronics)!!


Do you have any back to school savings ideas? I'd love to hear them...Just comment below and let us know how you save money in back to school season!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Just Natural Hair Care Review

 
 
Welcome to the second part of out Just Natural Review!
 
 
 
 
 
 
About:
 
This natural shampoo for frizz hair gently cleanses leaving your hair
manageable, soft and frizz free. Instantly moisturizes and fortifies
your hair against damage.
 
Frizz Hair Shampoo Aloe Vera Hydrosol, Marshmallow Root Extract, Macadamia Nut Oil, Daikon Radish Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Papaya Extract, Grapeseed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Rice Protein, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil, Natural cleansers, Orange Blossom Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Guar Gum, Cellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Citric Acid, Panthenol Vitamin B5.


Our Experience:
 
 
This shampoo is made for natural black hair, especially hair that tends to get frizzy, like Milah's. First thing we noticed was the fresh citrus scent, it smells so nice without being overpowering and would be great for either male or female!
 
Milah loved the way this shampoo made her hair feel. She said it made her hair feel really soft. I noticed her hair was more shiny and had less frizz after shampooing.
 
 
I feel really good about using this on her hair, I mean look at the ingredients!! There are no chemicals, waxes, perfumes, just natural ingredients to nourish and pamper her hair!
 
 
 
 
 
About:
 
The chemicals in many conditioners sit on your hair and scalp and
eventually may cause problems.

Some chemicals do penetrate your hair and scalp. But is that
something that you really want?

The natural fruit oils, butters and herbal extracts in our natural
conditioner will penetrate your scalp and hair to the deliver vitamins,
minerals and proteins for beautiful naturally healthy hair.

This creamy natural conditioner for hair is unlike anything that you
have ever experienced. With your first use you will see and feel a
noticeable improvement.
 
Ingredients:
 
Aloe Vera Hydrosol, Babassu Oil, Horsetail Extract, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Jojoba Protein, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Fenugreek Extract, Rose Hip Fruit Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rice Protein, Avocado Oil, Calendula Flower Extract, Olive Oil, Essential Oils of Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Coconut Oil, Vegetable emulsifiers, Kukui Nut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Vanilla Fruit Extract, Vitamin E.


Our Experience:
 
Really great leave-in conditioner! Milah went through this pretty fast! She loves the way it makes her hair look and feel. After shampooing or swimming, she would smooth this through her hair, then de-tangle with her fingers or a wide tooth comb. It really made her curls pop, while softening and protecting her hair. Her hair looks shiny and healthy after using this leave-in. Love it!!
 
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About Just Natural
 
Let me just talk about this company for a moment. It's not everyday you come across such an awesome company!
 
Just Natural products are:
 
Alcohol Free
Chemical Free
Cruelty Free
Gluten Free
Handmade Fresh
Made in the USA
Natural & Organic
No GMO’s
Paraben Free
Sulfate Free
Vegan
Guaranteed
 
Here's a little about their Philosophy:
 
We believe that nature provides us with all the ingredients to
achieve effective and beautiful skin care.

The world has been sold and marketed personal care products
made from synthetic and animal by- products for years. Yes, they
can be effective, but many times they can also do damage to your
body and health.

We use no animal ingredients in our products or do any animal
testing. We use the best vegetable oils, butters, botanicals, essential
oils, and more that nature has to offer. Our products and
packaging are friendly to the environment.

Mother nature offers ingredients that when carefully crafted to
make personal care products are effective and satisfying.

Experience our products for your body and mind. Live without
compromise, enjoy the best of what nature has to offer in our
products. Just Naturally, of course.
 
 
These are values that are important to my family and I love that there is a company like Just Natural that shares those values!
 
They have so many awesome products for just about every hair and skin type or need!
 
 
Check them out:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Just Natural Skin Care Review


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About:
 
Anti-bacterial ingredients made by nature.Rich, lathering formula leaves skin clear and calm.Hypoallergenic.Non-comedogenic.No Benzoyl Peroxide, No Salicylic Acid, No Artificial Fragrance.
 
Ingredients:
 
Vera Hydrosol, Foraha Oil, Karanja Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Andiroba Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Natural cleansers, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Manuka Essential Oil, Orange Blossom Essential Oil, Rice Protein, Chitosan, Glyceryl Caprylate, Allantoin, Vegetable Glycerin, Tangerine Essential Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Gum, Panthenol Vitamin B5
 
Our Experience: 
 
I am in my 30's and My daughter, Milah is 13.
We both get occasional acne. I have more than she has, which is embarrassing for anyone, maybe more so in your 30's, though Milah would probably debate me on that.
 
Every acne treatment I have ever bought at a pharmacy or super store has dried my skin out terribly. Yes, some would get rid of the acne but my skin would literally peel off. How is that a better look? lol
 
Just Natural Face and Body Wash just feels so nourishing to this skin. I love that it works on the face and body for those occasional pimples in odd places. Ugh Backne! The ingredients are cleaning and refreshing without drying out the skin. They also reduce redness and the irritation acne causes.
 
We both really like the Just Natural Face and Body Wash, loved the way it helps to keep our skin clear and how soft it makes our skin feel! Good stuff!!
 
 
 
 
 
Natural Facial Lotion


About:
Naturally rich with in vitamins and anti-oxidants
that nourish and instantly hydrates skin leaving
it smooth, healthier-looking and supple.

This ultra-light and smooth facial lotion melts into
skin to restore softness and smoothness.

Blended with lavish Kukui Nut and Sea
Buckthorn oils, this facial lotion goes deep
beneath the skins’ surface to lock in moisture
and start rejuvenating for healthier skin that
radiates.


Ingredients:
 Aloe Vera Hydrosol, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Almond Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Pomegranate Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Seed Wax, Cupuacu Butter, Vegetable emulsifiers, Orange Peel Wax, Carrot Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Essential Oils of Helichrysum, Orange, Lemongrass, Rose Geranium, Sea Buckthorn Oil.
Our Experience:

Really great face lotion, really! Milah and I have used half the bottle of this lotion already, we use it after we wash in the morning and evening and after we swim in the pool or get sun. It feels so nourishing and makes the skin so soft. No chemicals. No alcohol. It has a nice light, sweet herbal fragrance. MMM! I really like the natural scent of this lotion!



Scalp Spot Pimple Treatment



About:

 
 Ingredients:



Manuka Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil,

 Geranium Essential Oil, Grapeseed Oil,

Patchouli Essential Oil, Horsetail Extract, Natural Vitamin E.
 Our Experience:

I seriously though I was the only person who got scalp pimples until I saw this product! I have no idea where they come from, I wash my hair every day and I don't use a ton of products but still I get scalp acne, especially around my face. I finally have a cure for these annoying little scalp pimples! This stuff works great and you would never know you had it on, meaning it does leave any kind of dry crusty residue like a regular "zit cream" would. I just dot a little on any scalp acne I might have and they disappear in no time! I love this product and I'm (kind of) glad to know I'm not the only one in the world who suffers from this issue!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Skin Care Routine May 2014

I test and review a lot more skin care products and makeup these days. I love trying lots of products and new makeup looks but from time to time it gets overwhelming for my skin. A few weeks back I started breaking out. I thought it would just go away as usual but it got worse and my face (especially my left cheek) was pretty badly broken out.

Whenever my skin starts getting stressed and breaking out, I immediately start stripping away products and go back to basics. The first thing I did to get my skin clear is give myself a break from makeup. If I went out I would put on the least makeup I could stand, which for me is Mascara and lip gloss.

I looked at a bunch of youtube videos and reviews about skin care and decided to try a couple of products from The Body Shop. Please note, I am not working with The Body Shop, this is not a sponsored review and I did purchase these products on my own.

Here's what I have been using:

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
 
 
 
Product description:
This daily-use facial wash for blemished skin gives clearer-looking skin when used as part of a regular regime.
  • Removes excess oil without over-drying skin
  • Helps remove impurities
  • Gentle enough for daily use
My Experience:
 
I love the clean tingly feeling of this face wash. I really makes my skin feel clean and does not dry out my skin at all! My skin has almost completely cleared up in the couple of weeks I have been using this face was in combination with the toner! Love it!
 
 
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
 
 
 
 
 
Product description:
This refreshing toner freshens and removes the last traces of make-up, dirt and oil, leaving skin feeling soft, fresh and ready for moisturizing. The shake to activate formula allows skin to benefit from mattifying powders, while ingredients including Community Trade organic tea tree oil, tamanu oil and white willow bark extracts ensure skin looks matte, without drying.
  • Removes traces of make-up, cleanser and impurities
  • Mattifying powders leave skin shine-free
  • Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

My Experience:
 
I love this toner! I use each time I wash my face and sometimes I just use it as a quick refresh. It is a bit tingly but it makes my skin feel so clean and yet, it has not felt dry at all since I have been using these products. I just shake really well and squeeze a little onto a cotton ball and swipe all over my face. I am surprised at how fast it has cleared up my face without making it feel dry!! I have had a lot of products that clear my skin really well dry my skin out so badly that I have had to stop using them, not the case with the Tea Tree line! LOVE IT!!
 
 
**As for Moisturizer, they were out of the lotion for this line when I ordered so I have been just using a bit of pure Argan Oil. I take a small drop in the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and pat the Argan Oil onto my face! It's a great basic moisturizer!*
 
 
 
 
I plan to purchase the other items in the Tea Tree line from The Body Shop. There is a body wash, blemish stick, face wipes, lotion and more. I want the whole line!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Check out the entire Tea Tree Line  HERE
 
 
 
 
Here's a little about uses for Tea Tree Oil:
 
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. 

  Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, , toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.

Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

BA*STAR Review

 
 
 
 
Spicy Natural Eye Shadow Palette
Create a Perfect Natural Eye
  • Makeup Artist Selected Colors
  • High Pigment, Long Lasting.
  • Custom Face Charts and Makeup Videos


BA*STAR is prefect Makeup for Cheerleading, Dance or Stage Makeup!!
 
These colors are very dramatic and pigmented for going out, performance wear or for someone who just enjoys a spicy dramatic look. I found the 1st color in the palette, which is a creamy champagne color can be used for everyday and looks really pretty all by itself.
 
 
 
 
Cheer, Dance or Stage Makeup
  • Gentle & Easy to Use
  • Long Lasting. Sweat Resistant
  • Adds Metallic Quality to Star Dust, Depth to Eye Shadows
  • Package Contains Applicator. Safety Sealed for Freshness.


Whether for everyday use or for performance, if you want your eye makeup or glitter accents to stay put you need BA*STAR Glitter Base! I put this under my eye shadow in the morning, went all day (including a nap lol) and my eye shadow looked the same at the end of the day. That has never happened to me before!


These are very inexpensive, long wearing products!
 
 
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Water in a can?!

I have been getting IPSY now for a few months and I LOVE it! This month I was not to thrilled to hear I was receiving a can of water...lol.... I was surely surprised when I ended up loving the product!

 
 
*This is not a sponsored review in any way. I paid for this product and am sharing my honest opinion*


What the website Says:

Known for its long history in treating atopic dermatitis, the Avène Thermal Spring Water is the only thermal spring water bottled directly from the source and packaged in a sterile environment to guarantee purity and maximum skin benefits. Its unique composition is proven to soothe inflammation, itching, redness, general sensitivity and post-medical and aesthetic procedure irritation as it softens, protects and purifies the skin. Avène Thermal Spring Water is recommended by dermatologists worldwide.

Spray onto the skin in a fine mist. May leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, and then gently pat dry. Ideal for use after cleansing, shaving, exercise, sun, to soothe diaper rash and set make-up to help keep it fresher looking longer.


My Experience:
 
When I sprayed this mist on my face, I loved the cooling refreshing feeling! It felt so great! It's already up to 90 in Florida, ugh! I hate feeling hot, especially my face. This mist just instantly cooled my face and made me feel refreshed!! I will definitely be purchasing another can for an up-coming road trip I'm taking.
 
 
 
By the way, if you are not subscribed to IPSY, where have you been? You can get a beauty bag full of 4-5 products every month for $10 no shipping or hidden costs, just $10 a month. I don't know how they do it but I am so happy they do!! I feel like I get at least $40+ worth of products a month and have tried products that I would not ordinarily have tried. It has expanded my beauty regime and introduced me to some awesome new products!
 
Check it out HERE!
 
 
Use my link and I get a free goodie, you can share your link and do the same as well!

Clarity Vitamin C Serum for Face

 
 
 
 
 
  • Formulated to Smooth the Skin, Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Treat Dark Spots.
  • Potent Antioxidant Blend Featuring Organic Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Herbal Extracts.
  • Stimulate Collagen Production for Radiant and Youthful Looking Skin.

  •          I have been using this product for about a month now. After washing my face, I pat it dry and apply a bit of the Vitamin C. It's very light feeling so it does not add any heaviness of greasiness to my face. A little goes a long way so this small bottle will last you quite awhile.

    I have been noticing small lines up to the sides of my face near my eyes and I have a dark patch so I thought maybe this product would help. I have noticed a little improvement in the past month and will continue to use it!

    There is a 100% money back Guarantee to there is nothing to lose!
     
    Check out Eu Natural:
     
     
     
     
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    Friday, May 16, 2014

    MKGlam VoxBox Review





    EEEK! I was very excited to receive my most recent VOXBOX from Influenster.... The MKGLAM VoxBox from MaryKay!!

    In the box were the following products (Pictured above)
     
    Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder
    Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder
    Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color
    Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist
    Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
    Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara
    Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black
    Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango
     
     
    I was so psyched to try these products as I haven't tried MaryKay products for years. Honestly I had not even thought about MaryKay products because I thought the company was kind of more traditional or old fashioned than I like. My opinion has definitely changed after using these products however!
     
    My three favorite products from the Voxbox were the Gel Eyeliner, Mascara and Loose Powder! My #1 was definitely the Gel Eyeliner.
     
     
     
    Look what I did!! lol Where has Gel Liner been all my life?! I love this stuff, it's sooo much easier for me to apply, it's goes on sooo smoothly over the tiny wrinkles in my eyelid and I can finally make that little wing thing! LOVE IT!!
     
     
    I have tried MANY mascaras, this is my current favorite. I get jet black, long lashes without clumps. What else could you ask for?! It's also long lasting!
     
     
     
    Love this translucent powder, I apply with the nice big fluffy brush supplied in my MKGLAM box! This powder just sets my makeup perfectly and feels so silky smooth on my skin! LOVE!
     
     
     
     
    I like the cream eye color. It feels very silky and glides on easily. I would definitely recommend the product however, this color was a little on the bronze side for me so I believe I would purchase it in a different color.
     
    I love bronzer. I don't know if other people do this but when I have a bit of a tan in the summer and use bronzer I like to use a little bronzer for eye shadow for a Natural Tan Goddess look.
     I am loving MK's Bronzing powder!
     
     
     
    MaryKay Mineral Cheek Color.
    Here is my fluffy brush and a little of the Mineral Blush.
     I received the color "Shy Blush" which is a really pretty peachy pink... and perfect for spring!


     
     
    Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. Very pretty Mango/Tangerine type color!

    Good texture, not sticky. A little bright for my taste as I am normally a nude-lip person but this is very pretty for a pop of color!




    Find MaryKay:
     
    MaryKay Facebook:  www.facebook.com/MaryKay
    Mary Kay Twitter: @MaryKay
    Hashtag: #MKGlam
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Studio Gear review #2

     
     
     
    I am still using and LOVING the CC cream from Studio Gear! (I use is in the color natural)
     
    What the company has to say:
     
    Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.
    Key Benefits:
    • Protects:  SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
    • Perfects:  Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
    • Corrects:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
    • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
    • Smoothes:  Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion
     

     
     
     
    My Experience:
     
    I have not been using a separate moisturizer with this product. I normally wash my face and use any treatments I am using at the time then I go directly to the CC Cream because it is so moisturizing that if I use a separate moisturizer I feel like my skin is too greasy. This product alone however, does not make my skin feel greasy. It's easy to apply and has great coverage.
     
    When I first put it I my hand to apply I was shocked that it came out a white/grey color. (I am new to CC Creams are they all like this?) When I began to apply it turned the perfect color for me. Turns out the color is in tiny drops in the cream and blends to perfection.
     
    This leaves my skin feeling really great. It helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients, Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention and Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application. I have been using this for a few months now and it's my go-to foundation product! Love it!

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

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    The Makeup Brush Break Down

    When you turned 13, in addition to your training bra and soda flavored lip gloss, there’s a good chance that your birthday present, from a well-meaning aunt or grandmother, included a set of drugstore makeup brushes. Though the plastic container full of what looks like art supplies may have seemed like a puzzle you’d never solve back then, your grandma was absolutely right. makeup brush sets, like the great ones they offer over at The Salon Outlet, are absolutely the way to apply makeup. If you want to look like your skin has a natural glow and a flawless finish, you’ll just trust her on this one. So here’s a little breakdown of which brush to use for what. The most exotic looking brush in your set is probably the fan brush. With bristles that spread out like a paper fan, it can look a little intimidating. But this brush is one of the easiest to use. Swipe it across your face after applying foundation to brush away any loose powder.
    A powder brush is possibly the most important one in your set. It’s going to be the shortest, fattest brush. Use it for applying powder foundation or setting your liquid foundation with a dry finish. An eye blending brush, which has a full set of bristles, not quite as round as the powder brush, with a tapered edge will be great for covering your entire eyelid with eye shadow. An eyebrow brush is usually also included in these sets. It’s got a very small set of bristles and is also tapered. Use this to fill in your eyebrows, as needed. A tiny lip brush has tapered edges on both sides and helps in applying glosses or lipsticks. With one of these, you won’t go outside the lines of your lips.









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    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    Paula's Choice Review



     
    About:
     
    Shrink enlarged pores with this leave-on exfoliant that removes old skin cells both on the skin's surface and inside the pore.
     
    • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Keratosis Pilaris, Redness, Rosacea, Wrinkles
    • For All Skin Types
    • Creates radiant, even-toned skin
    • Reduces redness & builds collagen
    • Unclogs & diminishes enlarged pores
     
    My experience:
     
     
    I have pretty sensitive skin that tends to dry out really easily. I was happy to see that this exfoliant did not dry out, or break out my skin. I have been using it on my acne and have seen some improvement in the past week. Yep, at 36 I still get acne sometimes! Boo!
     
     
    Most ace products I have tried seemed to be geared towards teens and they are also much too drying for my skin. This product doesn't feel harsh like the others did. I am really looking forward to trying other products from this line!!
     
     
    Of course this is cruelty-free and not tested on animals!!!
     
     
     
    Check out Paula's Choice:
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    I received this product to sample, free from BzzAgent!
     
    

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Voxbox from Influenster



     
    Yay! I got my first box from Influenster today. It's the J'adore box! So excited!
     
    What I received:
     
    Hershey Kisses
     
    I am a vegan but these do smell so good! My family is surely enjoying the family sized bag of kisses. And what a great way to get some extra chores out of them...LOL "sure I'll put the clothes in the dryer for a few KISSES" ;)
     
     
    RedRose Tea
     
    Umm yes, what a wonderful way to relax. Both these flavors of tea (Lemon Chiffon ad Crème Carmel) are delicious. I can't decide which one I like better. The Lemon Chiffon is decaffeinated so it makes the perfect end of the day treat. I add a little soy milk and just a tiny pinch of stevia to make a sweet treat!
     
    Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Spray
     
    I have naturally wavy hair that I can do two things with, either gel it and use a diffuser or curls or flat iron it straight. On a special night out I like to go with straight. Frizz ease takes my hair that would ordinarily look a little frazzled by ironing and smooths it all down so it looks shiny and healthy! This product is meant to keep your hair straight until your next shampoo (within 3 days)... which for me is not really an issue because I need to shampoo everyday or my hair looks oily. I am thinking of trying a dry shampoo on my roots and seeing if I can get a couple days of straight wear out of it. I will let you all know ;)
     
    Botanics Iconic Clay Mask
     
     
    I am really surprised at the consistency of this clay mask. In the past every clay mask I have used has had a mud-like consistency but this product it very watery. There wasn't much of a scent except for an herbal type scent. You need to be cautious when applying this not to drip it all over since it is quite thin and runs a bit when applied. Apply a thing coat!
    This mask did dry nicely and made my skin feel nice after rinsing off. My skin felt really clean and smooth without feeling dry. Not bad! :)
     
     
     
    Kiss "looks so natural"
     
    This Valentine's day I decided to try lashes, I used some I was sent by another company and tried them on. They were so thick and so heavy and looked horribly fake. I ended up pulling them off and really felt like I was done with lashes. These Kiss lashes however, are so much lighter and more natural looking. I am very impressed. The ends are tapered like natural hair is so there is not a strong blunt edge. I like these a LOT! I will definitely use these in the future!
     
     
    Vaseline Men Spray Lotion
     
    I am so jealous! I have been wanting to try the spray lotions from Vaseline but this one is meant for a man. My honey was more than happy to try it out. It was so easy to apply, leave a nice mist of lotion without feeling greasy. It smells like a fresh, clean men's cologne. Soon my son was begging me to get him a bottle too! Definitely like this... I can't wait to try the women's version for myself!
     
     
     
     
     
    I received these items for free for trial purposes from Influenster!