Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bare Minerals 5-1 BB Eyeshadow

 Full size is $18

 This is my sample size from my Ipsy bag!

 This is the new Bare Minerals 5-1 BB Eye cream which obviously is suppose to serve 5 different purposes.

What they say:
  • 12-hour long-wearing color
  • Supercharged primer
  • Powerful brightening benefits
  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
  • Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15

What I say:

I love the Bare Minerals Prime Time eye primer, so I really didn't think I needed this product. I assumed it was just going to be a sheer eyeshadow and be nothing special. However, after trying it the first time I have used it everyday since. The shade I got which is shown above is Barely Nude and blends completely away into my lid. However, it evens out the skin tone and is an amazing primer. I love that it allows the shadows to glide on without sticking, and it helps the color stick to my lid. I will be buying the full size of this once this little travel size sample runs out. I am curious about the other shades, but I really love this shade because it blends completely away evening out my skin tone.

Have you tried this? What is your favorite primer?

*This product was apart of my Ipsy bag for July which I pay for. All opinions are my own and always honest!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ecru New York Acacia Protein Oil

What they say:
An ultra-light, multi-functional styling and treatment oil that provides superb conditioning and moisturization for the hair. In addition, it protects against heat damage during styling, reduces drying time, eliminates frizz, and helps to mend split ends.

What I say:

As you know I am addicted to changing my hair color up. So I am always looking for new products to help make it feel and look healthy. This has been a nice addition to my haircare routine. When my hair is dry or 90% dry I add one full pump to the ends of my hair. It makes it softer and a lot shinier, however it doesn't make it greasy. It gives a shine or gloss to my hair without making it feel like I need to just re-wash my hair. No matter what shade of hair I have it always makes it look at feel amazing. I also like that is doesn't have any overwhelming scents, and doesn't leave residue.

Have you ever tried this product? What's your favorite hair oil?

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?