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

    Pixi Beauty Brushes-Review

    These brushes are available at ranging from $8-$22 !
    Such a nice variety of brushes, and a great addition to your personal or professional kit!

    I fell in love with these, they are the cutest color and I knew that these would stand out in my kit. Sometimes unfortunately in the beauty world, when you do a gig other artist or clients "borrow" your brushes these will stand out, and I will know these are mine! I was excited when I did a bridal trial and got to use these on my client. They are soft but still dense so you can really pack on color which is exactly what I want in brushes. I also love that they are sold individually so you can replace a brush if you really love it and don't want to buy an entire set.The shadow and crease brush will be immediate reorders for me, I just love them!

    As I stated in my 40 Questions Beauty Tag video, Pixi has became one of my favorite drugstore brands. Every single thing I have tried from them I have fallen in love with. These are no exception I am so pleased with the quality of these brushes!

    40 Beauty Questions Tag in case you missed it!

    So tell me, have you tried Pixi Brushes? What is your favorite Pixi product? Would you like me to do a Best of Pixi blog post?

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    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    BA Star Tropical Eyeshadow Palette

    BA STAR is the # 1 Selling Makeup for Cheerleaders & Dancers. And, Now You can share their Secret with BA STAR affordable High Pigment Eye Shadow Palettes and Glue Shadow Base. Look Great On Stage or Off! Its Your Show! 

    You can purchase this palette at for $8.75

     I will say that I am much more impressed by this palette than I was with the last palette I got from BA Star. This one is highly pigmented right from the start, I didn't have to wet these or use a primer. They are bright and perfect for the summer, you can get a beautiful tropical eye look without breaking the bank.

    You know how much I love a bright eye look, so this has been fun playing around with. I love that it gives you 5 shades, that can be easily paired together. There isn't a lot of shadows that you won't use it is a great palette. This is made for cheerleaders and dancers, so it is bright and very pigmented.

    I really enjoyed this BA Star Palette! Let me know what you think about it!

    *This product was sent to me through Brand Backer for review consideration.All opinions are honest and my own!

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Beauty Box Five Unboxing:July Edition

     Full Size Revlon Mascara and a $1 off coupon for any Revlon Mascara
    Star Looks Full Size Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink
    Argan Oil Leave in Mask
    BodyDrench Peppermint Chapstick
    Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Face and Body Scrub

    Everything I got and how it breaks down price and size!

     I haven't tried anything yet, but I just wanted to share it with you. I love this months box and I am excited about each item, and trying them out. The face scrub is natural and I cannot wait to try it out. I will be doing individual reviews as I use stuff and enjoy it.

    How to get Beauty Box Five for Yourself, and How Much!

     Find Beauty Box Five Online:

    Leave me a comment and let me know what you got or link to your post! 

    Shopping Guide for Sally Beauty Supply!

    My bag of goodies from when I dyed my hair!

    I love Sally Beauty for my professional kit needs, and when I first started out if it wasn't for Sally I would have been very lost. I really didn't know where to start, what to do and what I would really need. When I first started doing makeup there wasn't YouTube (I know, might as well be a dinosaur) . I had to build my kit on my own. They sell Face Secrets which offers individual applicators, such as mascara wands,spatulas,lip brushes and many more. These are great for me now, especially when I am have a large wedding party sometimes it is easier to use these and toss them away. I also bought my apron,receipt book,false lashes and makeup brushes from Sally Beauty. For beginners and for those of us who have been at it awhile you can always find what you need at Sally Beauty.

    The great part about Sally Beauty especially at mine, the girls either are in beauty school or graduated and have a love of all things beauty. So when I went in to buy my red hair stuff the girl was just as excited as I was. She helped me get what I need and offered an honest opinion about shades,tones and what I was going to need for upkeep. She was talking from experience because she, much like me has had every shade of hair so she knew exactly what to offer me. It was much appreciated to have someone help me, even though I dye my hair a lot I can admit when I am out of my element. 

    I love being able to go in and get everything I need in one place. Whether it be for a makeup gig,changing my hair color,building my never ending collection of nail polish Sally Beauty is my go to place. I appreciate that there is someone knowledgeable there to help me if I have questions about a new product,doing my own nails,what tools I will need for my next hair adventure or just an opinion on products.

    I was happy to be able to join the Sally Beauty VIP Program, because I am a pro member already and spend a lot of time there. So tell me,

     Are you a fan of Sally Beauty too? Join the   Sally Beauty VIP program and get access to exclusive offers, content and rewards! For joining you will be entered to win the $25 Sally Beauty gift card! Please let me know that you entered in the comments below, and I will be picking one very lucky winner on July 31st!

    Be sure to check out Sally Beauty online:

    Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Sally Beauty. All opinions are my own.