Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Makeup From One Direction Giveaway!

So happy to share this giveaway with you from Brand Backer!

Here are the pictures of what you and 50 others have the chance to win!

Here is a little bit more information about these fun new Makeup Sets from One Direction and when and where you can get your hands on them.

“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own! 

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates TBD.
Follow this link to be entered into the giveaway!
One Direction Makeup Giveaway!

I am patiently awaiting the arrival of my One Direction makeup kit, and you can expect reviews as soon as I get it! 
Makeup by One Direction Facebook Page  
*This giveaway is sponsored by Brand Backer, and I am happy to share it with you!

illuMask Anti-Aging Review

$29.99 at Ulta,Target,Wal-Mart and Walgreens!

(excuse the coconut oil in my hair it was a pamper night hehe)

I was lucky enough to be able to review this product and to be honest I had no idea what to expect. As you can tell from the photos this is a very unique product, and I was so curious to sit down and try it out. There are 2 versions of this mask one for Anti-aging and one is for Acne skin. I will definitely be trying out the one for Acne prone skin after having such great results with this one.

How it works:
You take out the mask and the controller (that looks like a Wi remote with a digital screen)
The controller is set to run for 15minutes for 30 uses, if you start a session and cannot do it all it will count as 1 treatment.
Put the mask on,sit back and relax for the next 15 minutes.

I might warn you that if you don't tell your husband you will be wearing said contraption he may panic heheh. For the next month be prepared to be called a storm trooper, and have endless conversations about Star Wars as you are trying to relax with your mask on. Oh wait, maybe that's just my nerdy husband.

(this photo does not belong to me could not find an original source, no copyright infringement intended)
This is a Storm Trooper for all of you girls who aren't nerds or married to one such as me :)

What's so special about this mask?

Our revolutionary LED  anti-aging phototherapy mask uses red and infrared light to fight the signs of aging. With the regular use of the  illuMask Anti-Aging Photo-therapy skin care device you can expect:
  • younger looking skin
  • visibly brighter, clearer, smoother, more radiant skin
  • reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • improved appearance of skin tone and texture
  • firmer, more elastic skin
What I say:
I absolutely loved this mask, not only was it fun to wear and you really felt like you were treating yourself. I really wanted to see if it would help with my little lines that were just starting out on my forehead. They are gone, so whether its just this mask or a combination of skincare and the mask I know that after finishing my 30 days they were gone. I also felt like my skin just had a much more even tone to it.

I would wash my face and remove all makeup and then pat dry. I would then sit with this mask on for 15 minutes and afterwards apply any night time lotions or oils.

So tell me have you tried this mask? What did you think? 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Round Up

  • TheFabZilla: Stunning when dry, phenomenal when wet. Check out TheFabZilla's review of NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra and Himalia
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you have pale cool-toned skin, then Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light is a dream come true!
  • Glamorable!: Glamorable unboxed her Memebox Baby Powder Scentbox. Take a look at the products inside!
  • Beauty Apocalypse : Read all about the CK One birthday freebie mascara
  • Beyond Beauty Lounge : Find out if the L'oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation lives up to its claims.
  • New World Beautiful: I dug up some family treasure and found a lesson in real life vintage beauty
  • Makeup Life and Love: Skin enhancing serum for all skin types- is there such a thing? Head over to Makeup Life and Love as Jamie reveals her latest skincare find...
  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

    Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery 1.7 oz for $65

     A nice thin consistency, that blends nicely into the skin without a residue.

    What they say:
    SPF moisturizer to help combat triggers that lead to skin aging. Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 50.

     What I say:
    It doesn't matter if I am putting on a full face of makeup, or just running out to the store and putting on a light bb cream. I also apply a sunscreen to my face, especially during the summer but I use it all year round. This is such an amazing product, a great moisturizer plus SPF 50. I have acne prone/sensitive skin and most sunblocks will break me out. I will get cystic acne from most drugstore sunblocks. This has been such a treat to use everyday, because it doesn't break me out. It does not make my oily skin any worse.  Which is also a great concern for me especially during the summer. I have such oily skin, I cannot use anything that will bring more oil to my face.

    If you are looking for a multi purpose skincare product, consider this one. You don't have to buy a moisturize and a sunblock you can just have one product you know will work great for you. 

    What is your favorite sunblock for face? Do you love Dermalogica like I do?

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup!

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator is super gentle, but it removes every trace of dead skin and leaves skin unbelievably soft!
  • The Feminine Files: Get ready for the weekend! Kristina does a sexy date night makeup look using Urban Decay Cosmetics!
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber's new favorite palette is Tarte's Rainforest After Dark palette! Come see why!
  • New World Beautiful: My final review of the strongest nail strengthener in the world, or as I call it, QA
  • beautyXposé: Made of top-of-the-line Remy hair, Irresistible Me hair extensions let you add length to your locks in a snap!
  • Geniabeme: Midnight Cowboy Rides Again is a fun glittery shadow! See it in action and win it too!
  • Makeup Life and Love: Looking for a simple way to add some oomph to your makeup bag for Summer? Find out how Jamie kicks her summer beauty bag with two simple day and night time looks with #WalgreensBeauty

  • Friday, July 18, 2014

    Get that confidence back,Save the Undies!

    Thanks to U by Kotex you can get your confidence back in wearing whatever you want during your monthly visit from "Aunt Flo". 

    Before I tell you about how amazing this new 3D Capture Core* is let me tell you a fun little embarrasing moment for me. I was 11 years old, and wore my favorite white shorts (you already see where this is headed) to school. I was out on the playground having  a good old time when a friend of mine started freaking like 11 year old girls do. I was taken immediately to my teachers class and they tried to call my mom and kept asking if they should call my dad. I insisted they call my mom, until finally they said we are calling your dad. He had to bring me new clothes,new undies,and some feminine hygiene goodies. I remember them telling me he wanted to see me and make sure I was okay, but I was so mortified that I had my teacher go pick up my stuff and I hid in her class heh.

    With this new 3D Capture Core from U by Kotex there is no worries about ever having to call your father to bring you new undies,new shorts or maybe a new dignity heheh. You can be confident in your white pants, go ahead and keep that cute underwear out and get rid of that shameful period underwear ! I picked up the Ultra Thin Overnight U by Kotex because to save you another story, nights are the worst for me when Flo is in town. I know I will be confident during the day, so why not when I am sleeping as well. U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core is available in Cleanwear pads, and Security pads also. They have this unique core that helps lock away wetness which allows you to be confident.

    Now I am not going to keep this exciting new product to myself, you can go try it out for yourself, for FREE. You can get a sample of the product you think will work best for you by clicking here.
    Don't let your confidence be anything other than 100% during Aunt Flo's visit, get your free sample from U by Kotex here!

    It really is just this easy go and visit the U by Kotex Landing page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information. Then, sit back and wait, your samples will be on their way!

    Big Thanks to Kotex for sponsoring this post and helping us #savetheundies