Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

 $56 at Ulta and (please ignore the sad little box it got lost in my backpack for school)

Super-saturated hydration for the driest skin conditions, this intensive hydrating fluid revitalizes parched skin. Hydrates, smoothes and minimizes fine lines with a concentrated blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract to restore moisture balance. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:
  • Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1000 times its weight in water for hydration and improved elasticity.
  • Panthenol aids in tissue repair while hydrating the skin.
  • Algae Extract helps restore moisture balance.

When I got this in the mail from Ifabbo, I thought without trying it out that its so thin I couldn't expect much. I honestly couldn't see how it could work like I had heard it worked. Recently I have been experiencing breakouts (again) and using stuff to stock the breakouts has caused my skin to dry up. So when started using this I, like I said wasn't expecting to notice a difference. I love Dermalogica and everything I have tried from samples to buying I have loved. This formula is just like water, and you have to be careful when applying it will roll right your hands. I have started mixing it with my night time face cream, so I don't lose any of it. The night time cream I am talking about is not one I am reviewing or something new I am trying out it is just one I have used for the past year and honestly trying to use up. So I know how my skin reacts to it which is not at all, so I thought adding this booster to it might help. 

 It has just been a few weeks after receiving this and I have mixed reviews. I have oily combination skin normally, it just currently happens to be dry. I am not sure if you have chronic dry skin or you are more on the dry side that it will help you like it has helped me. Again, because my skin is naturally on the oily side this may have worked with the serum to help my dry skin heal right up. However, it did work great for me, and my dry patches are gone.My skin feels great, and it is very smooth.

I think if you have oily to combo skin, and don't have sensitive skin this will work for you. Because it does make your skin a lot more moisturized. I am very sensitive with skincare products and thinking about acne gives me acne hehe. I hope this review helped you!

Have you tried this before? What was your thoughts?

*Product sent to me for review by Ifabbo. All opinions are my own, and are always honest!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Studio Gear Cosmetics CC Cream Review

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.

 I truly enjoy that it has a SPF in it, so I do not have to apply anything additional if I do not want too. It did provide great moisture to my skin, although the shade was too dark for me I was able to wear it around the house to get an idea of how it would work for me. It went on nicely without caking, and it did have a light-medium coverage. I am not a light-medium coverage girl because of skin issues I feel more comfortable with medium to full. I do think this worked nicely however, and I can imagine that if you had fairly good skin it would be enough coverage. I also enjoy that it has anti aging products in it to maintain a youthful complexion, getting closer to 21 everyday :)

My only real complaint is that it says it will adapt to be your perfect shade. You can see the shade it was on my hand, and it was just a bit too dark for me. I am usually the lightest shade in everything, but if I dare to step out of my dungeon and see the light this will be a perfect match. As a makeup artist, it is frustrating that if I was to fall in love with this product the shade range is only 3 colors. I would want to be able to use this on all of my clients, and with 3 light shades it won't happen. Hopefully they are working on expanding their shade range.

If you are interested in trying this out you can get 10% off at checkout with code

Be sure to check out StudioGear

Monday, April 21, 2014

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleanser

What they say:
A gentle purifying foam that effectively lifts away impurities while protecting skin's vital moisture. Refines skin texture to uncover beautiful clarity.

 This reformulated skincare essential purifies the complexion and promotes a look of inner radiance. A dose of micro white powder helps remove dead surface cells to boost clarity and luminosity.

 What I say:
A lot of brands have a line that claims to help with brightening of the skin and helping get rid of old scars. However, this is different Shiseido has really knocked it out of the park with this product. I use it after removing my makeup to cleanse my face. It leaves my skin feeling clean, but not tight and it helps remove any excess products left on my skin. It is gentle and does not break me out, and it really has helped my skin get rid of all the dark spots from my ongoing battle with acne.I am lucky enough to try out a lot of products, but this is one that I always go back to and add to my routine.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Dark circles or puffy eyes? Kiehl's Eye Alert to the rescue!

  • Glamorable!: Find out why Anastasia DID NOT like Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bath from LUSH Easter 2014 Collection. 

  • TheFabZilla: Get sandal-ready for summer! TheFabZilla shares tips on how you can achieve feet-perfection. 

  • beautyXposé: Looking for a new brand of skin care products? First Aid Beauty just might be able to come to your rescue. Plus enter to win two FAB products of your own.

  •  Adna Cristina Beauty: Pure Gold Collagen

  • Beauty by Miss L: Soap-free and non-drying Alpha Hydrox Nourishing Cleanser review. 

  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog : Laura shows us her new favorite nail polish from Ciate London called Antique Brooch

  • New World Beautiful: These four foreign beauty products have been on my wishlist for months! Check out my finds from Australia, Kenya, Japan, and France 

  • ColorMeSoCrazy: A little look at the Spring 2014 collection from Lacuqer by Lissa 

  • Never Say Die Beauty: Enter Allison's birthday giveaway of an em Cosmetics Tokyo Plums Shadow Play Palette 

  • Geniabeme: See what Geniabeme's favorite Spring Blushes are!

  • daydreaming beauty: Amber raves about Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation this week on daydreaming beauty.

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    E.L.F Smudge Pots-Review and Swatches

    Ocean Bound (the blue ones obviously) and Ain't that Sweet?

    One swatch no primer, this stuff does not budge.

    What they say:
    This smooth gel formula glides on perfectly. Use it as a long-lasting eyeshadow or eyeliner! Enriched with Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the delicate eye area.

    What I say:

    You know I have a huge crush on all things ELF, if you have been following my blog for awhile then you have seen lots of ELF products raved about. This is going to be another love post, I am so amazed by the staying power of these smudge pots for $2.00. I cannot attest to the hydrating of my delicate eye area, I have not noticed that. I have been wearing the Ocean Bound by itself, with a primer and with a shadow over the top of it. I love it, it stays all day and I have just been using it as my go to.It goes on smooth,blends nicely with a brush and stays put!

    My eyelids are a little oilier than most, so it is hard for me to find stuff that stays for at least 4-5 hours. 

    I personally find that they stay better on me than the maybelline color tattoos. Those have been hit or miss with me some are great and others came off and had no lasting power. I think next time you place an order on you should pick these up for $2.00 each.

    Have you tried them? What do you think?

    These were paid for with my own $$$ and this is my honest opinion!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl

     This product can be found at Ulta and anywhere Olay is sold for $28.99

    What they say:
    • Distinctive dual-swirl formula designed with a gel to hydrate and a cream to instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles
    • Rapidly penetrates skin surface revealing smoother, more radiant under eye area while evening skin tone over time
    •  1st use: Instantly reduces the appearance of dry, dull skin for a healthy-looking, youthful luminosity
    • 5 days: Skin's surface around the eye is regenerated revealing smoother, more even texture
    • 8 weeks: Discoloration is visibly diminished helping to even skin tone
    What I say:

    From the first time I used this under my eyes I was impressed with how smooth they felt. The next morning after applying (I do it twice a day), I put on my makeup and everything seemed to just glide on. Getting on up there in my old age (haha) I am always concerned with products that make my eyes look dry or like I have wrinkles. This is really helping out with that, it helps everything go on without breaking me out. You know I have sensitive skin, so everything aggravates it. This has done a great job, without the worries of will I have a new break out after using this. 

    It has been 5 weeks with me using this on a consistent basis, and I will admit I really believe this is helping with my dark circles. I don't know what it is, but I do not "have" to conceal anymore my foundation does the job. I am excited to see where I am in 8 weeks, if I feel like this is already helping.So far everything they claim has been true, and I think it is a great product. 

    Tell me have you used it? What do you think about it?

    Find out more about Olay

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Small Drugstore Beauty Haul

    It was a cold snow day here in TN so I thought I would film a quick haul. However, I apparently thought it was best that I took the dogs for a walk,and clean the house before filming so I was a hot mess... heh

    Have an amazing day!