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February 14, 2017

FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream Review


A dozen Roses on Valentine's Day? Nah, I'd rather treat my skin to FRESH Rose Cream. I have spent much of Winter trying out new moisturizers in an attempt to combat dry skin. We rarely experience such cold, dry weather here so this was new territory for me. After becoming hooked on FRESH Rose Face Mask and the Sugar Lip Treatment I wasn't at all hesitant to give the Rose Cream a go. They had me at Deep Hydration!


FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Cream is a lightweight gel-cream infused with soothing rosewater and nourishing rose flower oil that delivers intense 24-hour moisture for petal-soft skin. The lightweight formula uses time-release technology to encourage ideal hydration levels by attracting and sealing in moisture throughout the day. Exactly what I need right now!


Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream delivers intense 24-hour moisture for normal to dry skin. The lightweight formula uses time-release technology to encourage ideal hydration levels by attracting and sealing in moisture throughout the day. An advanced combination of hyaluronic acids helps to increase moisture for deep hydration to support healthy skin elasticity. Rosewater soothes while rose flower oil nourishes. Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E, this soothing face cream provides non-stop daily hydration for petal soft skin.


This moisturizer feels luxurious straight from the gorgeous packaging and it smells divine! The subtle rose scent is indulgent and natural. The cream is lightweight and sinks in to the skin immediately. I love that I can use this at night and wake up with super soft skin as well as wear it under my makeup during the day.


For being such an intensely hydrating moisturizer it doesn't feel heavy at all. It gives a soft, non-greasy finish. Having sensitive skin this does not irritate my skin at all. It nixes those dry patches with out any added oiliness to the T-zone and does not break me out. I feel like this will work wonders for all skin types.

I am extremely pleased with how well this face cream is working out for my combination skin. My skin just feels healthy and even has a little bit of a glow to it even during these cold grey days. Treat yourself to Roses in the form of long-lasting gorgeous skin, you will not be disappointed!


*sample provided for review consideration

February 13, 2017

BOXYCHARM Galentine's Day Box Review


BOXYCHARM is showing us major Galentine's Day love with their February Box! I wasn't that in love with last month's box, but they have totally redeemed themselves with this one. For $21/mo. BoxyCharm gives you 5 Full Size Beauty items with a retail value over $100.

OMNIA Eye Kit by Royal & Langknickel ($29.95)
OMNIA Gold and Rose Gold Brushes were developed with the natural hair purist in mind and features meticulously selected natural hair of the finest quality for impeccable performance. These are beautiful brushes! I love the gold duo and they are super soft and dense.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pans ($12)
A highly-pigmented high-end shadow for half the price without sacrificing quality. This Makeup Geek eyeshadow can be  used alone of placed in a Z-palette to build your own custom palette. I received the shades Prom Night and Cherry Cola. The shades will vary depending on your box. This is my first time trying MG eyeshadows.

I really like Prom Night, it's a pretty cool toned shimmering taupe that looks beautiful on green eyes. Cherry Cola is a deep matte burgundy. Both formula's were buttery and pigmented. I can see myself buying more of these, nice eyeshadows and affordably priced.

Juice Beauty The Reflecting Gloss ($15)
Shimmer your lips in brilliant color with this reflecting gloss that contains a blend of organic antioxidant-rich acai & goji berries, minerals and sweet-agave for the most brilliant shine on Earth. I love Juice Beauty skincare so I was excited to get my first makeup product from them. Fig is a very pretty shimmery bronze berry gloss. With shimmer mettalic lips on trend for Spring I am counting down the days till I can wear this.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying ($79)
HOLY COW at BoxyCharm giving us a FULL SIZE Dr. Brandt skincare product in this box! That is amazing! I am a huge fan of Dr. Brandt skincare, I use the PoreDermabransion scrub regularly. This Age Defying formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, provide a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin's texture. Also included is a coupon for 25% off your next order at dr. brandt. I used this for the first time last night and I love it even more than PoreDermabrasion. It has that same fine crystal microdermabrasion, but instead of a matte blurred finish it gives a healthy glow to the skin. Very nice for aging or dry skin types, and it leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft.

Small Z Palette ($14)
Completely customize this Small Z-Palette, made exclusively for BOXYCHARM, features an open-faced, magnetic base that allows you to easily switch out shades and products as often as you like! This pint-size Palette will fit just about anywhere and fits up to 9 standard-sized round pans. I love how small and cute this palette is, yet it still holds plenty of eyeshadows to do more than one look with. I know I will be taking this with me traveling!

Who needs Chocolates and Roses when you can have a BOXYCHARM Galentine's Day? February's box was amazing! I feel like the products that they offer just keep getting better and better. I loved everything in this one, and wow at that $79 Dr. brandt scrub!

Sign Up for BOXYCHARM *($21/mo) at BoxyCharm.com

February 04, 2017

Kiehls Healthy Skin Essentials Starter Kit Review


What I love about the beauty shopping during Holiday season is all of the 'Try Me' kits available. They give you a chance to sample multiple products from a line before buying the full size. I recieved the Kiehls Healthy Skin Essentials Starter Kit as a gift and have been testing it out over the past month in hopes of revitalizing my dull, dry Winter skin!

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January 21, 2017

January BOXYCHARM Subscription Box

January's BOXYCHARM arrives in time to get our much needed fake glow on. For $21 a month BoxyCharm sends you 5 full size beauty products at a value of over $100 with Free Shipping. Unfortunately the Mineral Glow in my box arrived broken and spilled everywhere! Bummer, but I'm not much of a bronzer girl anyway. Here is what was in my slightly incomplete box!

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January 11, 2017

TRIA Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution #positivelyclear


Even though I love makeup, I don't really like wearing it on my skin. The way I like to cheat makeup is by focusing on keeping my complexion clear so that I don't have to wear as much foundation. Of course that isn't always something we get to choose! I have a daily skincare regimen, but even the strictest of skincare routines can't prevent those stress and hormonal breakouts that we all get. My skin is sensitive and acne products are often too harsh for me to use. The new TRIA Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution aims to give you clear, healthy skin without the harsh side effects often associated with existing acne treatments on the market. Sounds promising!


The Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution is the ultimate combination of the most powerful and #1 selling FDA-cleared acne-fighting blue light and dermatologist-tested skincare to clear acne fast in the comfort of one’s home. This revolutionary combination treats acne more effectively than traditional acne treatments alone by gently eliminating bacteria at the source, deep within the skin, without harshness. With a treatment time of only five minutes per day, the device is easy to use and easy to incorporate into your existing skin care routine.


Clear, healthy skin is just 3 steps away with the new Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution. It’s the one and only dermatologist recommended acne-blasting treatment that combines bacteria-fighting blue light therapy with potent skincare to treat more effectively than traditional treatments alone. This easy 3-step fix addresses all 4 causes of acne to reveal glowing, flawless-looking skin. Cleanse. Treat. Target. And say good-bye to acne.

 
Step 1: Cleanse Cleanse your skin with Positively Clear Foam Cleanser to mop up oil, dirt, makeup and other impurities that may block the blue light.

Step 2: Treat Here comes the fun part: Glide the Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light over the area you want to treat for just 5 minutes daily. Show love to your entire face or just concentrate on breakout-prone zones.

Step 3: Target Hit those troublesome areas with Positively Clear Spot Treatment, expertly formulated to complement the use of the blue light and improve overall radiance.

I can not wait to get started using this system! I have had an excellent experience with Tria's lasers in the past from hair removal to anti-aging. I know my results probably won't be as dramatic starting out with fairly clear skin to begin with. However, if it helps keep my skin breakout-free I will be very pleased with it. I will be updating with my results in 8 weeks! #positivelyclear
In the meantime, be sure to check out Reviews.com research on the 42 most popular acne treatments on the market.

The team at Reviews.com conducted an extensive study of the 42 most popular acne treatments on the market. With the help of dermatologists, aestheticians, skincare experts, and countless previous scientific studies, they analyzed each formula to find the ones that will unclog pores, heal breakouts, and soothe redness. Ultimately, creating a comprehensive guide that identifies key ingredients to keep an eye out for, which products worked best for different skin types, and a helpful chart to assist in a self-diagnosis. I was not surprised at their number one pick as it is a brand I personally love for skincare. You can see their research here: http://www.reviews.com/acne-treatment

Here's to starting off 2017 feeling more confident in your skin!


*sample provided for review consideration

December 31, 2016

Urban Decay Liquid MOONDUST Eyeshadow Review & Swatches


Last review of 2016 and it's a fitting one for NYE! Can’t get enough of Moondust, planet Earth’s sparkliest shadow? Brace yourself, because now there’s a whole new way to satisfy your sparkle addiction. Introducing Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow, a super-versatile cream version of the innovative formula you know and love.

Like UD's pressed Moondust shadows, Liquid Moondust contains microfine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush 3-D metallics—for a gorgeous, diamond-like effect. Create subtler looks or layer and build the formula for more intense 3-D metallic effects. For all-over sparkle, lay the color down quickly and blend it out.


The space nerd in me loves this packaging. It almost glows when the light hits the holographic parts.


Whether you want to add just a hit of sparkle at the lash line or layer color over the lid, the slim, precise brush does it all. The tubes themselves are great. Sleek with a tiny brush applicator. For a liquid eyeshadow I would have liked these to be doe foot, but I do like the brush because they can double as an eyeliner too.


When I was swatching these it was so weird. Some went on so smooth with intense pigmentation, while others came out watery with uneven color and glitter. I tried shaking the tube, same result. They seem to be inconsistent depending on the shade you get. I had the best results with Spacetime, Zap, and Zodiac. However, after reading up more about them I discovered some are actually meant to be sheer and not full coverage so this isn't a blunder in the formula it's how they are supposed to be.


I really like the concept of the Liquid Moondusts. I despise getting glitter everywhere and I think they would work out brilliantly for those with sensitive eyes. Being past my days of wearing glitter eyeshadow these are a sophisticated way to wear sparkle with out it looking too garish or immature.

These glimmering shadows are a delightful way to dress up the eyes. I will be sporting a couple of these on my eyes tonight! Happy New Years!

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust ($22) available at urbandecay.com, SEPHORA, ulta, & macys.

*sample provided for review consideration

December 29, 2016

Makeup On Pointe with December's BOXYCHARM


December's BOXYCHARM is like the Christmas gift you really wanted to get. It is a full of pretty things to get your makeup on pointe for Winter. BoxyCharm is a beauty subscription box for $21/mo where you will receive 5 full size products at a retail value of over $100! Check out December's Box!

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