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January 15, 2019

Get the Brows you want with Urban Decay Street Style Brow

Starting off the new year with a fresh new brow release from Urban Decay! Isn't it crazy that we haven't seen full on brows from Urban Decay until now? With the whole awful Instagram Eyebrow trend of years past I would have expected it earlier. Knowing UD they don't put out something until they have it nailed. Urban Decay is giving us Street Style Brow Collection, all of the tools to achieve your ideal eyebrows (not anyone else’s).


The lineup starts off with Brow Beater, a foolproof eyebrow pencil, and the new Brow Blade, which has an ink stain eyebrow pen at one end and a waterproof eyebrow pencil at the other. A double-ended ink stain and waterproof pencil that gives you microblade definition and precision without the commitment.


Brow Blade ($26) gives you defined, flawless arches that are the definition of brow goals. This double-ended tool is revolutionary: The ink stain formula’s brush tip creates incredibly precise, hair-like strokes, while the creamy, waterproof pencil fills in sparse areas. It’s the ultimate temporary solution for pro-level faux brows.

Brow Beater was my favorite product from the line just because this is how I like to apply my brows. I have long been devoted to my Anastasia and BdB brow pencils and this one is right up there. The retractable liner is thin, creamy but still waxy enough for an all day hold with a precision application. The lighter you apply pressure the more "hairlike" and soft the brows look. Firmer pressure gave me a beautiful arch and filled in my lacking brow ends. My color match was Taupe Trap, a cool toned taupe. There are 7 shades in the lineup total, warm and cool, including Gingersnap for redheads! I just loved how my brows looked using this pencil! I caught myself actually admiring the look of them in the mirror, which never happens! :)


The ink stain was also top notch. I have never had my brows microbladed but loved how put together my brows looked even after I had removed my makeup. The product seemed to last for a good 24 hours even with makeup removal. The ink stain would be a great tool for those who have light or very thin brows and want to keep them up at home. I did miss having a spoolie on my brow pencil just a teensy tiny bit, but having both an ink stain and eyebrow pencil in one is wonderful and a really fantastic value.

Add volume and color with Brow Endowed—one side fluffs and volumizes, and the other tints with color for more definition. It’s easy to add depth and dimension to your new brows with Double Down Brow, our buildable, smudge-proof brow putty. A double-ended tool that volumizes and sets brows in two easy steps: A primer fluffs and holds, while a tinted cream fills and shapes. Size matters—give your arches a hit of high volume with Brow Endowed. Our long-lasting formula resists sweat and smudging for up to 24 hours, so you can get from the conference call to last call without worries.


Brow Endowed ($28) is full of brow potential. I don't think I have ever primed my brows, ya'll getting serious! Both ends have a soft, easy to apply gel-cream texture. I am not sure I will use the primer all that much just because I don't need my brows to last days on end. However, the tinted cream is lovely. It lightly tints and gives your brows definition and hold. No crunchy, hard, unnatural brows.

Both brushes are so super tiny with micro bristles. Painting on even the thinnest of brows with out making a mess is easy peasy. Most brow tints use a clunky mascara size brush but Brow Endowed is super thin. Brow Endowed is also available in 7 shades that coordinate with Brow Blade. Once again Taupe Trap was my match, slightly lighter than the brow pencil it gave my one shade darker brows highlights and a fuller appearance overall. For me, I use this as a brow gel/set and it works perfect.


Double Down Brow ($29) is a buildable, waterproof putty duo for multi-dimensional brows that won’t budge.The high-tech putty-to-powder formula, for smudge-proof brows that last up to 16 hours (even through your gym sesh!). Add depth and dimension to your arches—the intensity level is up to you. Shape brows with the putty, then seal in long-lasting, customized color with the powder. The mini double-ended brush is your new BFF–an angled brush on one end and a mini spoolie for blending on the other.


Double Down Brow has a soft powder texture that sets to a fine powdery finish. The little angle brush spoolie is so cute! Not the easiest to apply with though. I think I would have preferred something a little longer to hold. It did come in handy for Brow Blade because a spoolie isn't included with that one and for travel. I am a little too impatient to apply my brows manually now, but like that they covered all the bases. The texture is described as putty, but to me this is just a regular brow powder. Double Down Brow would be best for people who already have full, defined brows and are just looking to tame and enhance them. I did notice while swatching I had some powder fall out, so watch for that.


I have swatched the Taupe Trap shade of Street Style as it is the most universally flattering. I plan to do a giveaway soon with the rest of the shades so they will not go to waste! Look out for that!


Brow Finish ($21) is our holy grail eyebrow gel—swipe it on to set your look and lock those hairs in place. It’s like All Nighter Setting Spray for your brows, and it lasts up to 16 hours. A lightweight, waterproof brow gel that holds your look in place. It’s like brow magic—set it and forget it. Think of it as All Nighter Setting Spray for your arches. Choose from two shades: Ozone goes on clear for everyday brows, while Midnight Cowboy adds shimmer for more drama. Another great brow gel option for those who want to keep unruly brows at bay and set for the day. Also, Midnight Cowboy for the brows? Natural rose-goldy glitter brows? Heck yes! I love that they included this fun little addition in to a brow gel. The effect is subtle but oh so pretty when it catches the light. The fluffy little brush also deserves some love because it gives total application control.


Street Style Brow is as sharp as the arches it gives you. There is a brow product, tool, application, and color in here for every one's brows. Nobody has been left out here and each of the products rival or are better than the well-known for eyebrow's brands. It doesn't cater just to people who know how to do brows, it makes beautiful brows easy and accessible for the majority. There is also a set of stencils available to guide you along to perfect brows too. Another bonus is that most of these products are 2-in-1 giving you a ton of bang for your buck. My favorites - Brow Blade and Brow Endowed. Those two alone (or rather 4) will be the end of your brow woes.

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December 31, 2018

My Favorite Product of 2018: STILA Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow


I am in love with all the shimmer and mettalics of the Holidays. Finally! Mattes are taking a beack seat! Most notable is my love for the Stila Liquid Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow's These liquid eyeshadows are one of my absolute favorite makeup products to come out in recent years and definitely my top product of 2018. I guarantee you will want these for your Holiday makeup looks and beyond. I will have one of these babies on my eyes tonight for NYE!
Eye for Elegance Set contains:
- 3 x 0.07 oz/ 2.25 mL NEW Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in Kitten (vibrant nude pink), Grace (rose gold), Twig (warm chestnut brown)
- 3 x 0.07 oz/ 2.25 mL Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in Peachy Sheen (sheer warm peachy beige; silver and gold glitter), Smoldering Satin (deep tan; silver glitter), Next to Notte (deep red; pink glitter)

These shadows feature a lightweight, water-infused formula that glides on effortlessly and dries down smoothly and comfortably. The unique combination of varying sizes of pearl and glitter offer maximum sparkle with minimal fallout. The Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows offer a dazzling, ultra-sparkle finish, while the new Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows offer a high-shimmer, non-glitter finish.


Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is a long-wearing, sparkle eyeshadow with the perfect blend of pearl and glitter to leave your eyes with incredible luster and shimmer. With its uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture, it glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout for elevated eye looks. These basically feel like appyling lipgloss to your eyes, except less sticky! They go on smooth, even, and dry down fairly quickly. I notice a litle burning sensation when they're wet. I was concerned that meant my sensitive eyes wouldn't like these. After they dried though they were fine and my eyes weren't irritated.

Straight from the tube they apply intense, for a more natural finish try dabbing them on to sheer them out for a softer look. The glitter was hard to capture but I promise they are glittery gorge on the eyes!

The glitters are perfection! As a glitter fall-out hater I love these. You get that super sparkly look of glitter with out the irritating mess. They dry down to budge-proof but the glitter isn't dulled. Smoldering Satin was my favorite. It reminded me a lot of UD's Midnight Cowboy. Peachy Sheen was a little dissapointing because of the sheer base, but will work for a understated glitter look or as a topper. Next to Notte is intense! It would make an awesome punk rock glitter eye.


My favorite's were definitely the glow shades. It makes getting a brightened eye look so easy. No fuss or blending involved. Kitten is one of my forever favorite classic shades from Stila so I love that they put it in a liquid formula. I wear this sweet glowy champagne pink almost daily. I also love Grace, which they describe as rose gold but to me it's just a shimmering cool taupe. The dark shades like Twig are intense! So be prepared to go smokey with those. These last all day with out fading, creasing, or budging. Stila liquid eyeshadows get a YES from me. Look for the gift sets out right now. They are an ideal way to try out multiple shades at an affordable cost. These are absolutely worth full though for the full sizes, I have already picked up 6 more. May 2019 be full of shimmer and glitter!


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December 08, 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Is it too bold to say this is the only eyeshadow palette you will need this Holiday Season? I think not! Since I picked this bronze glittery jewel up it is all I have been wearing on my eyes. Sultry Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills is an essential smoky eye shadow palette with fourteen shades ranging from golden mattes to bronzy metallics. While Sultry isn't a completely "cool" palette, it actually has some cool tones and bucks the trend of boring repetitive warm matte eyeshadows. That is enough for me! Lets take a look!


This is my first Anastasia palette purchase in ages. While all of the previous ones looked wonderful in terms of quality they were heavily warm or purple toned. Two things I absolutely hate. When I saw Sultry I knew it had to be mine. I picked it up on the day it was released and have had it in heavy rotation ever since.


Bonus points for the gorgeous packaging Anastasia. Most of the time the way something looks doesn't effect me one way or another, but this packaging is too dang pretty. That bronze sparkly business is sealed in so there won't be glitter dust over everything. It looks so fancy and makes you want to pick it up over all the others. Not to mention, with the texture it eliminates any fingerprints or product from lingering on the outside. I also love that Anastasia doesn't make their palette's overly bulky so they are easy to store.


These shadows feature Anastasia Beverly Hills’ signature full-pigment, and easy-to-blend formula. They are not kidding. Every shade from matte to shimmer feels like liquid silk gliding effortlessly over the lids and buffing out easily. The palette also includes double-ended brush for effortless application. The dual ended brush is dense and soft and perfect for blending out the shadows.


I am completely in love with this palette. The shadows pigment and blendability is incredible. I would have paid $20 for each one of these eyeshadows they are that good. Thankfully, this palette only runs $45 which is a great deal.

Color-wise, Sultry is fantastic for a cool-toned lover like myself. It gives you those necessary matte cool toned shades that I personally love for crease and defining the eyes. There is also warmth in here too, it is just not done in that obnoxious everything orange way. I would go as far to say it's almost equally split. This is a refined and sophisticated color palette that can be worn outside of Instagram and outside of the house with out looking ridiculous. I hope this is a sign that eyeshadow palettes are cooling off again.

  • Fresh (matte ivory pink)
  • Pearl (metallic pearl-white w/ a soft pink undertone)
  • Steampunk (metallic topaz bronze)
  • Rose Quartz (metallic soft peach w/ a pink shift)
  • Ember (metallic bronzed khaki)
  • Bloom (matte coral pink)
  • Birch (matte mid-tone yellow-taupe)
  • Cinder (metallic cool-tone beige taupe w/ gold flecks)
  • Twig (matte mid-tone taupe)
  • Teak (metallic golden brown)
  • Dystopian (matte dark ash-brown)
  • Cyborg (metallic silver w/ a violet undertone)
  • Slate (matte slate grey)
  • Noir (matte deep black)
This palette is marketed as sexy, and smokey and while it can be you can also create some beautiful wearable neutral looks with it as well. There is no skimping on the smokey though. and Noir are super intense matte shades that go on just as intense. Bloom is the odd man out here, I don't think they needed this bright matte coral shade but it does add some flare to a rather regular neutrals palette.


The best thing ever though is those shimmers. They are STUNNING. So shimmery and sparkly with out being garish. Cyborg is a star, it is the more incredible silvery lavender metallic that looks so good on my green eyes. The other shades are warmer, golden, browns that work beautifully for Fall and just everyday makeup in general. Steampunk is an awesome gold. The only fault I could find with the whole palette is some of the shimmer shades have some minimal sparkles fall out. This is pretty easily rememdied by applying with your finger. I think they go on more intense that way anyways.


Can't say enough good things about the Anastasia Sultry Palette! This is a fantastic palette with gorgeous colors and perfect color payoff. Definitely put it in your cart NOW! Sephora has the $15-$20 off going on right now and Ulta has 20% Off. It's the one gift I would give yourself!



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November 07, 2018

Tone your Face with Suzanne Somers FaceMaster & Organic Skincare

This post is in partnership with PRIMP Network. Products have been provided by Suzanne Somers. All opinions are my own.
 
Suzanne Somers, originally known for the Thigh Master, has a brand new product - the FaceMaster! It is used to tone and lift the face without any invasive treatments. As I embrace my mid 30's, with that comes aging. This isn't a bad thing, it's normal! I have noticed my smile lines and the lines near my eyes slightly more pronounced. I have said it before, but I am not a believer in plastic surgery. Botox, fillers, or any extreme anti-aging treatments are not in my future. I have seen so many women fall in to the media and social media trap of needing invasive procedures in their 30's-40's and they either look older or unrecognizable. My aim is to age naturally and treat my skin to an anti-aging skincare routine that makes me feel good at any age. Alongside the FaceMaster, I am trying out more products from Suzanne's organic skincare line which I am still loving!

Suzanne Somers, an actress, author, singer, and businesswoman, was diagnosed with cancer, and immediately decided she needed to cut toxins from her life. She was shocked to discover how many chemicals are used in the name of beauty. After overcoming many personal obstacles, she aimed to give herself and others healthy alternatives, by launching the SUZANNE Organics line. Suzanne strives to reduce chemicals and dangerous substances from our lives, and this is something we can get behind. Now with dozens of natural products, Suzanne advocates the benefits of chemical-free beauty and at-home treatments that are valuable to women.


Suzanne Organic Skin Care won't strip the skin’s precious moisture. Designed to nurture with antioxidants and hydrate. Look and feel your best with the super food treatment moisturizer, loaded with natural botanical active ingredients like CoQ10, Argan Oil, and Sea Buckhorn Berry. Now that there is a dry chill in the air I have turned to the BioActive Moisturizer once again. It really is effective when cold air and indoor heat suck the life out of your skin. I love how this moisturizer sinks right in to the skin with out the heavy, greasy feel that some anti-aging moisturizers can have. It works beautifully for my Combination skin.


The anti-aging eye cream diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and improves microcirculation, decreasing the appearance of dark under-eye circles. I often have trouble with eye cream because of my sensitive eyes. This doesn't irritate my skin or eyes and keeps my under eyes feeling hydrated.


Another skincare winner in the Suzanne Organics line is the Recovery Mask. Relax your skin with this plumping, calming, anti-aging formula Recovery Mask designed as a stress antidote for your face. It helps skin to maintain its tone and smooths out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While this has the appearance of a traditional mud mask it is much more soothing and hydrating.


Pop the Lip Balm in to your cart too! It is super hydrating, lightweight, and moisturizing with just a hint of orange vanilla scent. This has become a Fall staple, I put it under all my lip colors.


Suzanne was looking for a natural process without the surgery, and came across this incredible new microcurrent facial technology! It's an all natural way to target the visible signs of aging by lifting, tightening, and toning! Like a non surgical facelift, microcurrent therapy is used in the world's most elite spas and cosmetic medical offices to fight wrinkles, crows feet, and puppet lines. If any one knows how to age gracefully it's Suzanne!

It is no secret that I love beauty gadgets. I could not wait to try out the FaceMaster! Anything that looks safely crazy is awesome in my book. I thought the device might be intimidating at first but it really wasn't at all. The instructions were easy to follow and I had the hang of it pretty quickly.


The FaceMaster gives you professional style treatments with the affordability and convenience of an at-home machine. The medical and technical team behind the revolutionary creation of FaceMaster have compiled years of research on how FaceMaster, with Advanced "Wave" Microcurrent Technology, can deliver affordable and beautiful results without invasive procedures. The only drawback to Microcurrent Therapy in the past has been that it's expensive - but with the FaceMaster Facial Toning Device, that's not a problem any more.


FaceMaster helps support the skin's firmness, texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It contains a proprietary, specialized bi-phase symmetric square wave waveform specifically designed for optimal face muscle toning. It tightens all 22 face muscles!


The two wands are dipped in to a serum before you start. The serum feels nice on the skin, light and not sticky. The wands are easy to maneuver and the feeling is of a gentle facial massage. There is no pain or odd sensations, just a pulsating feel with light pressure.


What is unique about the FaceMaster is you can use it near the eyes which a lot of other devices can not do. Mine, and many women's wrinkle concerns are the crow's feet and small lines around the eyes that makeup annoyingly settles in to and makes us look older. The wands massage the serum right in to those little lines plumping them up as if they didn't exist at all.


The idea of tightening your facial muscles makes a lot of sense. I mean we work out to strengthen our body muscles why not our face? While I do not have significant loss of firmness in my face or deep wrinkles at this point. I do have smile lines, though to me that is just a sign of a happy life. Some light forehead wrinkles and and under eye lines. As I have been using the FaceMaster I have noticed a a firming around my smile lines and my forehead smoother. My skin felt plumper and looked more refreshed.


I can see myself adding the FaceMaster in to my anti-aging routine a couple times a week too. Seeing a difference with just the first use I am hooked. It is one of those tools I can take out while watching Sunday night TV for 15-20 minutes in the same way I would do a face mask. I think I will to pass this on to my Mom for a bit to see how it works for her too.

Aging doesn't have to be scary! With the addition of great skincare like Suzanne Organics and the FaceMaster and it actually makes it a little fun! Hey, beats the acne of our teens right? Now I just wish they made a body version of this...oh wait, they do! The ThighMaster! :)

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