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!

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    LA Colors Haute Palette-UD Electric Palette Dupe?

    LA Colors Haute Palette-$3.99 at K-mart or

    Urban Decay Palette $49 at 

    All the Urban Decay Electric Palette photos were taken from! Leigh was kind enough to let me use them for this review comparison since I do not own the electric palette myself. Please go check out out her amazing review!

    Whoa that was picture heavy! I just wanted to show you how great this LA Colors palette is! I picked it up yesterday at K-mart for $3.99 and could not believe how beautiful the colors are.
    I have seen a few dupes for this Urban Decay Electric Palette however, those have been individual shades not an entire palette.

    Is it a dupe?

    Of course it is a little chalkier that Urban Decay, but look at the finish how gorgeous! Some of the shades are off, the orange is more of a peach than a true orange. However, in the long run all the other colors are pretty close, and have great pigmentation. You can get a bright and beautiful eye look with this palette without a doubt. I wore them today and got lots of sweet compliments. If you are not willing or able to shell out $50 for an eye shadow palette this is a great alternative. I will probably buy the Electric Palette anyways because I am a collector of all things Urban Decay.

    So you tell me will you be trying this palette out for yourself?

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Swatches of all of the gorgeous shades. The Perfect swipe and go lip product for the season! 

  • TheFabZilla: Kathryne from TheFabZilla tackles makeup tutorials that don't really make sense,

  •  Makeup Demon: Bold makeup idea & photoshoot. 

  • beautyXposé: Not sure what new makeup to buy? Check out Kristin’s mini Sephora haul to see if anything sparks your interest. 

  • Makeup Life and Love: Have you found the perfect nude lippie? Only to realize that it is a bit on the overly pricey side? Join Jamie as she finds a budget beauty buy that mimics her favorite CHANEL....

  • Good Lack, Nail: This week, Caroline reports about her experiences with waxing and sugaring. She wonders if it will make her live up to the 'successful' women printed in glossy magazines... or if she's just fooling herself. 

  • Glamorable!: Conceal, hydrate and protect your skin with one swipe of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream! Check out Anastasia's review, swatches and before and after pictures.

  • Geniabeme: Geniabeme shows off how she wears blue on her eyes! 

  • ColorMeSoCrazy: rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CC Cream by Studio Gear Review AND DISCOUNT CODE!! 

  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison says give mattes a chance!