Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City Color Be Matte Blush swatches in Fresh Melon

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I received City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon in of my ipsy bags. I would describe this as a coral blush, much more on the orange side. With my pale skin I really didn't like how it looked, however the texture and blending was nice. I'm really now sure if I will even wear it again besides swatching it, maybe I can find some way to make it work for me.

These blushes retail for $3.99



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Face of the day featuring: Urban Decay NYX Bright look

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I'm really digging what I did with this look but after going through the photos there's one thing I notice. I have no idea what to do with my face when I take makeup pictures. Enjoy the bright pop of pinks and blue on my eyes, and whatever weird thing I'm doing with the rest of my face.

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Eyes
  • NYX Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil–  browbone
  • NYX Peacock Jumbo Eye Pencil– crease
  • Urban Decay Noise Glide on 24/7 shadow – upper lash line
  • Urban Decay Ransom 24/7 Glide On pencil – lower lash line
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Face
  • NYX Invincible foundation in Porcelain
Lips
  • Bite Lavender luminous creme lipstick






Monday, July 7, 2014

Wishing from Too Faced

I love opening e-mails and reading about new beauty products. There was no room for sadness when I seen the new Hangover Replenishing Primer from Too Faced for $32.
Here are the deets from Too Faced:
  • The unique combination of coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers work together to:
  • Hydrate and brighten skin
  • Promote skin’s elasticity and tone
  • Soothe and smooth the skin
  • Get all the priming benefits you love while looking like you received eight hours of sleep and drank your daily dose of H2O
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Paraben Free

What's inside:
Aqua/Water/EAU, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Propanediol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Olive Glycerides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cellulose Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pectin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Lauryl Alcohol Diphosphonic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Parfum/Fragrance, Lauric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid.


For a tired mom who has to look put together a lot this is one that I am wanting for my cabinet. Is this a buy or pass for you?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Free gift with purchase at Clarins

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Make sure take advantage of this offer! Sign up for Ebates and go to their Clarins sections to get the coupon code and you can get 8% cash back and a 6 or 8-piece gift with your order.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Foundation showdown: Almay vs Rimmel vs Wet n Wild


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As a combination skin suffer, I have all the worst skin conditions all at once. My nose is too shiny, my pores are too big, my cheeks are dry, and of course my acne. I have begun the hunt to find the best foundations for combination skin, and live my dream of clear good looking skin.

First I tried Almay Smart Shade with SPF 15. They claim:

" there's no more guessing or stressing over what Shade of Makeup is right for you. This revolutionary Colorless foundation contains microscopic Color beads that are activated when you You'll get sheer coverage with a Natural finish, so your skin looks smooth and even Nourishing antioxidants like grapeseed, ginseng and gingko biloba help give skin a healthy glow. Each of the 3 Shades cover a wide range of Color. All you have to do is choose the one closest to you."


What I thought: Not impressed at all. It starts as a white color and then as you blend the beads are suppose to break down and match your skin color. Mine was darker and did not cover any of my spots or redness. I would not recommend trying this out.

Next up is Wet n Wild Ultimate Match with SPF 15. They claim:
"Glides on weightlessly for sheer-to-medium coverage that's never heavy, chalky, or dull. Evens out flaws with a silky, semi-matte finish that let's your skin's natural luminescence shine through. Contains SPF 15 for the ultimate in anti-aging treatment."


What I thought: This is by far my favorite of the foundations I tried here. I love the ability to build the coverage and it gives off a nice shine. Not one that you need to wear sunglasses but it makes your skin look alive! It matches my tone perfectly and the price is hard to beat.


Rimmel Stay Matte is meant to be a shine control foundation. Not a like from me. It made my face look super cakey. The coverage is amazing, I just wish it settled better.

Winner:

By a mile the Wet n Wild foundation won. It's still not the one I'm looking for but it's a start.

What's your favorite foundation?

Friday, June 6, 2014

ipsy Glam Bag: May Fresh Picks Edition

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ipsy glam bags for May have been shipped! ipsy is definitely the one beauty subscription bag that I never skip. For only $10 you receive a very neat cosmetics bag that is different every month and worth saving, with around 5 sample sized beauty products. Ranging from hair, to makeup, or even the tools you use to get yourself ready, you can customize your ipsy experience by filling out the survey when you sign up.  The theme was natural fresh picks. Sorry the pictures are so bad they're from my phone.

Included in the bag was:
Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo


Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Adios

Pur~lisse pur~moist hydra balance moisturizer




Since I had already had a color similar to Adios from Nailtini, ispy gave a credit of 1000 points that can go towards products they reward customers with. I'm saving mine for something I really want. I was very pleased with the Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish, it is a nice sugary texture but not too rough on the skin and it helped my feet want to shed some of that dead skin.

Overall this bag was really a miss for me as I only liked Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish and the sunscreen. Hoping next month will be better.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

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Face- Covergirl Trublend
Cheeks-Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Flustered
Eyes- Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Black Market and Desperation
Pop Beauty- Smokin Hot shadow trio
Lips- NYX- Sky Pink lip stick

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