Friday, November 22, 2013

LANCOME DREAMTONE SERUM


WHAT IS THIS AND WHAT THIS PRODUCT CLAIMS?

This is a customized skin tone correcting serum, specially formulated to reduce the appearance of dark spots, redness, uneven skin tone and color imperfections. 

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE



This serum is very weightless and adds a whole new dimension to moisture! A little goes a long way. I've been using it morning and night time for a month now and I have to say that this is probably the most effective serum I have ever tried. I wanted a product that would help with uneven skin tone and some acne scars and this serum has definitely helped my skin. My acne marks are a lot lighter and it really did the job of brightening my skin, isn't oily, and absorbs really fast. There were not signs of irritation. It is also a great primer under makeup application, it really creates an invisible barrier to lock in moisture. My skin is much more clear and even now. I noticed my skin looking smoother and feeling very soft, it got a lovely glow and overall, I just looked healthy and rested. It doesn't break me out at all. I was very surprised at how well formulated this serum is. My skin without makeup on looked very good. Over time I found myself reaching for less and less foundation and the best part is I already received compliments from my family. They even asked me what I was using. The scent is very light and pleasant and the packaging is a very elegant glass bottle with a pump. I would absolutely buy this product despite the price tag because I think you really get what you pay for. 



It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone
1) Fair
2) Medium
3) Dark

BEFORE

AFTER WEEK FOUR USING THIS SERUM

HOW I USE IT?

I remove my makeup, use toner, and I apply a few drops of Lancome serum to my face and neck. I wait about 2 minutes and then apply my regular moisturizer on top in the morning and night cream at night time.

FORMULATE WITHOUT

*Parabens
*Sulfates
*Phthalates

Price: $98 for 1.3 fl oz

These products were provided by using http://www.shespeaks.com/ but I give all of my own thoughts and sincere opinions.


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Monday, September 16, 2013

H&R TOURMALINE CERAMIC FLAT IRON





Professional H&R Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron has all the newest technology that will help you straighten, curl or flip your hair with ease. With the latest Tourmaline and Ceramic Technology this flat iron guarantee smooth and shiny results that will last. This flat iron features a suspended plate technology that prevent pulling of your hair, meaning comfortable and painless styling. I was surprised how much of a difference the ceramic element of this flat iron makes when used on normal to thick hair. I've always been a bit hesitant to use flat irons because it is very easy to singe or burn your hair. This iron gets very, very hot very quickly so you still must take care when using it. However, the ceramic beds are super smooth so there's nothing to snag or hold your hair when you're using it. The result is super shiny and smooth hair that doesn't have those crimp marks that are all too easy to burn into your hair. The 1" iron isn't really very large and it tucks away for storage very easily. Recommended!

FEATURES



*Size: 1 Inch
*Weight: 1 Lbs
*1" (90x24 mm) tourmaline ceramic plate.
*Temperature adjustable from 140-410 f
*Super fast ceramic heating elements ensures a rapid heat up to maximum temperature in seconds
*Flashing indicator instruct you it is ready for using
*Professional 3 meter 360 swivel cord never tangle
*Far infrared rays to heat more gently
*Slim and ergonomic design for easy use
*On/Off button
*AC 110v 60 Hz for use in USA/Canada

1) BEFORE
2) AFTER



Price $95.95


KQC THERMAL SHINE SPRAY 


I like this product because it protects my hair from heat damage. It adds shine and makes my  hair tangle less and feel silky to the touch. I like the Thermal Shine spray better than the serums because I can spray each section of your hair, ensuring the product covers all hair strands without overdoing it. The only thing is it does have a strong cologne smell to it but it does go away after the heat is applied. I find that this works better for me when I wait a moment after spraying this product on my hair to give it a moment to dry and before applying heat (flat iron) to my hair. It also helps keep frizz at bay. 

Price $13.99


FLAT IRON EXPERTS IRON HOLDER


I received this at the same time I received the flat iron and I'm so happy I did. It keeps it safe from anyone getting hurt while it is cooling down (or heating up) and it also keeps me from burning my counter (which happened with my old flat iron). It saves space too. The suction cups have firmly stayed in place since I placed the holder up over a month ago, and they don't appear to want to move around. Great fix!


Price $14.99

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

BESAME COSMETICS




SIGNATURE COMPACT IN LIGHT



I love this product! I use this everyday because it truly is the most convenient way for medium to full coverage. I am not a morning person and do not wake up early enough to allow myself time to finish my make up before leaving home. With this I can moisturize/sun protect before leaving the house and apply this during my train commute! Trying to do that with liquid or loose mineral foundations would be extremely messy. And because it is a foundation and powder in one, it eliminates the need to set your liquid or cream foundation with a powder. This can be applied wet or dry, with both ways l always get a great result and coverage. Besides the convenience, I love the way this makes my skin look flawless. It is very buildable so you can get anywhere from sheer-medium, medium to full coverage. And it does not look cakey or over-made-up when you go full coverage! And it's great for all skin types. The design is just so beautiful, very detailed and super girlie and the size is just perfect to take with me inside my purse. This came in 5 different shades.


Price $42.00 or Refill Only $15.00



SWEETHEART BALM IN CHERRY



My lips were peeling bad and nothing I put on was helping because the products were either too greasy and couldn't penetrate my lips, or they wouldn't stay on long enough to do the job. After just two applications of this lip balm, my lips are completely healed and feel wonderful! I like almost everything about this lip balm because it's immediately absorbed into the lip-skin layer upon application, rather than simply "sitting" on the epidermis and it's quite a large pot (13g as opposed to the usual 4-5g stick). This is definitely a new essential. The scent is very light and reminds me of cupcakes, not at all overpowering. Plus, it has a gorgeous red color that will show up on the lips. The texture is wonderful. It's super creamy and moisturizing. It lasts quite long if you put a nice coat on, and does not migrate to the edges as other lip balms and glosses can do. It is not at all sticky either. It has a nice sheen, not greasy. This came in 4 different shades.



Price $18.00



CRIMSON ROUGE




This is a cheek and lip stain cream. I wanted something that was very "natural" looking and I like that it has a dual purpose. It gives your checks that "R
eally cute pink flush" kind of look! It is absolutely beautiful. I use it as cheek and lip color. It is very subtle and natural looking. It is a beautiful pink/rose color. It is also very moisturizing and not drying at all. it does have a very staying power. I was very impressed, I was worried it wouldn't last long throughout the day or make me breakout but it lasted 6 hours and didn't make me breakout at all. It's a great way to give yourself a little glow throughout the day without having to reapply a bunch of makeup. It is a creamy/matte color but gives a dewy, healthy finish (it is not cream to powder, it is a cream) It blends like a dream. My likes include the fact that it very easy to blend and a little goes a very long way. The packaging is truly beautiful like all the Besame cosmetics products. 




Price $ 22.00

FINAL LOOK WITH BESAME COSMETICS




I can see myself reaching for these products DAILY. They are so gorgeous and high quality! I would highly recommend these products.



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Monday, September 2, 2013

NEW YORK COLOR MAKEUP



UP TO 8 HR CITY PROOF GLOSS


 I love this lip gloss. I find that NYC lip glosses are very good quality with a very good price. It is creamy, super pigmented, and a relatively long wearing lip gloss. These are not sticky but does have a tacky-ish feel. They wear well, better than my other glosses. The colors are of slightly sheer to medium opacity, but can be layered.

Texture: This gloss is smooth, yet sticky. But it doesn't bother me. The tacky factor is what makes it stay put. It is a touch drying, but most long wearing lip products are.  It also has a vague, fruity scent to it that isn't too strong, thankfully. 

Lasting Power: This product claims to last for 8 hours but is doesn't. It last about 3 to 4 hours on me which is all I think you can expect from a lipgloss. I only need to reapply once over the course of the work day which rocks my world! This product stays on fairly well through eating and drinking, but you will likely need to reapply afterwards. It is not transfer resistant.

Colors: Good range  from pale, cool pink, to deep berry/plum, red to warm corals/peaches and browns/beiges. Most of the shades have a little bit of shimmer. This came in 10 different shades.

Packaging: I like the flexible doe foot wand, you can get a good amount of product. I like that. 

MAUVING ALL NIGHT (458)



This is a pretty pink/plum color, perfect for everyday wear.



CHERRY EVER AFTER (453)



This is a very flattering blue-toned fuchsia red lipgloss from this line. This particular shade is super flattering and easy to wear.



Price $3.49


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

WHAT IS FACIAL CONTOURING?




We can slim down the appearance of our faces thanks to the help of smart facial shaping techniques achieved through makeup. Today I will be sharing some quick simple methods to sculpting the face.

NOSE
To make your nose appear longer and more even, apply contour down the side of your nose.  It might be best to use an eyeshadow brush for this. Then apply highlight along the top of your nose. If you have a long nose, applying contour just under the tip can make it appear shorter. Stay concise with your applications.

CHEEKBONES
Whether you want to make your face look slimmer or you want to play up already defined cheekbones, contouring is a great technique to bring out your bone structure. Here is a fresh way to enhance your cheekbones.


STEPS
1) Use a small tapered blush brush to sweep a mauve or tawny blush from the apple of your cheeks up toward your hairline.
2) To make the hollows of your cheek look deeper, sweep a sheer bronzer directly under the blush. You can also make a "fish face" and place the bronzer in the center of the are that is sucked in.
3) Dust a shimmery nude highlighter along the tops of your cheekbones.
4) Blend, blend and blend! use a clean blush brush to blend the outer edges of all the makeup so that the effect gradually fades away.

CHIN
For a small, thin chin, apply highlighter to the center of the chin, directly under the center of the lip. To minimize a double chin, apply bronzer along the jaw line and blend it down, towards your neck. This creates depth and helps to strengthen the jaw line. You should always apply contouring color on neck to your shirt line to avoid a "mask" look.

FOREHEAD
You can add a little highlight on the center of the forehead so it looks less flat. It also helps to make the face look slimmer. Using a fluffy brush, blend out your contoured and highlighted areas in circular buffing motions. Afterwards, set with a little translucent powder and you are set to go.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

NEW YORK COLOR MAKEUP



INDIVIDUAL EYES (BROWN EYES) SMOKIN




This is a nice compact kit that came with 4 eye shadows ( one highlighter, one all over lid and two crease contour shadows), primer base and illuminator. I find that the shadows apply smoothly and they are well pigmented. The colors are buildable, you can get a soft smokey look or a full one if you want. The shadows go well with each other. They last a pretty good amount of time. The primer works well also and it makes the shadow last. The primer is a thicker formula which I like because I have oily lids. The highlighter, I'm not a big fan, too shimmery for me. But everything else I love. And best of al its only $4.99 dollars. I like that  it's easy to throw in my purse and go out! This is all I need for a quick makeup on the go. Plus I like how you don't have to guess at anything since it has directions on it. 



DIRECTIONS


PRETTY COLORS


SWATCHES



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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NEW YORK COLOR MAKEUP (NYC)



NYC LIP PRODUCTS




APPLELICIOUS GLOSSY LIP BALM IN BIG APPLE RED



 I like that it feels and actually looks more like a lipstick but with the ease of a balm and gloss in one. This lip balm is very pigmented. It has a sheer color that brightens up my natural lip tone and it leaves a nice red tint. Inexpensive yet a quality alternative to the more expensive lip balms, lip butters, etc. I like this. The apple lip balm center and color surrounding it is a cute design, and they are really moisturizing. I don't need any other lip balm before using or alongside them. I like that if it has any flavor I can't taste it. It's packaged so you can toss it in your purse and go. Though the color faded fast, it kept a lip tint effect on my lips throughout the entire day and kept my lips nice and plump. It has a nice appley smell. I will say the color lasts about 1 or 2 hours. This is a Great spring/summer and affordable product!



Price $2.99




NYC SMOOCH PROOF LIP STAIN 16H IN SMOOCH PROOF




I have no idea why I have never tried these before! It has amazing pigmentation (so dark!) and it stays on for a long time. It is more moist than the others lip stains I have tried before, matte finish. It has a good staying power, I would say not really 16 hours but I applied it at 8:30 a.m. and when I got home around 5:00 p.m. I could still see a hint of it. This lasted through a meal and drinking. Smells fruity. It layers to a very vibrant color, but a few swipes provide a perfect glowy fuchsia-red/pink. Let it dry for 30 seconds, throw some lipgloss or balm over it and you have a nice color that does last for a number of hours. I love the sharp point that makes outlining the lips a breeze, no lip pencil needed. It's perfect for your beach tote or purse and is easy to apply, zero transferring and the price cannot be beat.



TIP
If you store your lipstain marker standing up it will keep the ink in the bottom and will keep it from drying out. 




Price: 4.99

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SALLY HANSEN



SALLY HANSEN AIRBRUSH LEGS LOTION



I really liked how this product looked on me. I have very white legs and I wanted an instant tan. Sally fits the bill. The product is a perfect leg makeup. It goes on smoothly without streaking. After you rub it in for just a minute it gives you a perfect, real looking, matte tanned skin tone. It also covers all those imperfections and hides those not so pretty shave bumps that you sometimes get on your ankles. It makes imperfections like spider veins, blemishes and age spots much less noticeable. Great to use just as a concealer or to give a matte tanned color. A little bit of this goes a long way, so a tube will last a long time. This has an even coverage and your real skin still shows through so it's not like putting an opaque product on that looks fake. Doesn't rub off on clothes or sweats off, also stays well through your shower without scrubbing. Just take your time applying and your are good to go. I would say a tube lasts 10-13 applications. Now that summer is here, I feel that I have the confidence to show my legs. This product came in 4 different shades ( Light, Medium, Tan and Deep).

My Tips
*To achieve natural looking coverage, I apply to newly shaven and moisturized legs.
* I use latex gloves
* Wait a couple of minutes for it to dry and put your clothes on.

BEFORE




AFTER USING SALLY HANSEN AIRBRUSH LEGS LOTION IN LIGHT/CLAIR




AFTER USING SALLY HANSEN AIRBRUSH LEGS LOTION IN TAN/BRONZE




INGREDIENTS



Price $12.00 each one for 4 fl oz/ 118 ml


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

COOLA FACE SUNSCREEN


COOLA CLASSIC AND PLANT UV UNSCENTED MOISTURIZER FACE SUNSCREENS SPF 30


These sunscreens are not oily at all and absorbs quickly. Great under makeup! No meltdown even in the summer heat. It is difficult to find a sunscreen that sinks into your skin without a trace. These sunscreens are good year round and in the summer I find that all I need in the morning is a good serum and one of these sunscreens. It's good for combination skin like mine, and even provides the lightest trace of moisturization which is great, love the antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and the Vitamin C. Once you smooth it on, you do have to wait a few seconds for it to dry. Next you can apply your makeup, believe me, I absolutely love them! It doesn't turn my skin into a white mask and best of all, it does not irritate my skin. I cannot stand any oiliness on my face and this passed the test with flying colors! 



ATTRIBUTES

1) Sensitive skin: perfect. No sting, no redness, no nothing. Brilliant! This is just the best, most elegantly formulated sunscreen for daily use I have ever tried and I have tried many. 
 2) SPF 30 with UVA&UVB protection! 
3) Goes on sheer and dries to a soft matte finish without a white cast so it's perfect under makeup or by itself.
 4) No "sunscreen" smell.
5) Moisturization: perfect for oily, treated skin. This product actually eliminates the need for me to wear a separate moisturizer! Happy Surprise.
6) No chemical sunscreens to irritate sensitive skin.
7) Easy-to-use packaging, small enough to go in my purse.

COOLA CLASSIC SUNSCREEN UNSCENTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30 

Anti-aging, Hypoallergenic, very lightweight, water resist for 40 minutes.

1) Consistency.
2) Final result and absorption.



Price $32.00

COOLA PLANT UV SUNSCREEN UNSCENTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30

Water resistant 80 minutes, transparent application. This is a little bit more thicker than the first one, zinc is the only active ingredient.


1) Consistency.
2) Final result and absorption.


Price $42.00

The is the absolute best product of this type on the market that I've ever found. Considering sunscreen is the single most important thing I put on my face all day, I don't mind paying a little more for reliable protection. And because this does not have all the usual disadvantages of daily sunscreens (no greasy feel, whitish cast, or unpleasant smell), I am really very happy to spend the money on such a well-formulated sunscreen.


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