Saturday, July 27, 2013

Justfab Introduces Truth or Dare by Madonna


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Justfab has a new collection and it's by Madonna. These styles are very edgy and super cute. They have flats, sneakers, heels, and wedges included in this collection. If you are new to Justfab you can sign up for free and become a VIP member. You can skip the month if you do not wish to purchase anything. Everything is $39.95, sign up today and get two for for the price of one.










Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beauty Wishlist #1

Wishlist

My wishlist is pretty darn big, but these are a few things that have moved to the top.



1) YSL Le Teint Illuminating Foundation 

2)Naked Basics- 

3) Nars Blush: Rotonde Pierre Hardy Collection 

4) Lush: Big Shampoo

5) Honey Perfume by Marc Jacobs

6)Limecrime Geradium Lipstick

7) YSL Glossy Stain  Pêche Cerra-Cola

Friday, July 19, 2013

Introducing Michael Todd True Organics Plus GIVEAWAY!





AVOCADO MANGO MASK: $34.00


If you thought that masks were only for mature skin types…think again! The key to clearer skin is to unclog pores, reduce bacteria and nourish tone and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Today’s masks from Michael Todd true organics do all that transforming dull, lackluster skin into clearer irresistible complexions. Mango butter, rich in vitamin C, unites with nutrient rich organic seaweed extract to rejuvenate and moisturize dry, devitalized skin. Nourish and deeply hydrates with Brazilian fruit butter, shea butter and a host of protective oils. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells revealing a fresher, glowing appearance. Revitalize while enhancing skin condition and restoring natural suppleness, elasticity and softness.



Directions: After cleansing, apply an even layer over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. Follow with toner and moisturizer. May be used 2 or 3 times a week.


Who It’s for: Normal to dry, mature and sensitive skin.






CHARCOAL DETOX CLEANSER: $24.00


This detoxifying facial cleanser is particularly effective in caring for blemished and oily skin types as well as combination and normal skin. The creamy vegan cleanser is infused with Activated Charcoal to deeply clean pores of toxins and bacteria for smoother clearer skin. Activated Charcoal is an amazingly absorbent substance, widely known for its ability to effectively cleanse the skin, unclog pores, and remove deeper impurities and dead skin cells. Sulfate free "no tears" formula does not irritate eyes.


Directions: Shake well before each use. Wet face and hands with warm water. Apply cleanser onto hands and gently massage onto damp face in upward, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.


Who It’s For: Blemish prone and oily skin.







Eye-O-Sonic Ultrasonic Ionic Serum Infuser: $69.00


If you battle issues around the eyes, meet your new favorite skin care tool. The degree to which any serum or cream product works depends partly on the ability of the ingredients to get to the right place, which means it has to penetrate into the skin. That's where eye-o-sonic comes in. It combines ultrasonic waves at 160 oscillations per second plus ion technology to increase the absorption of eye creams and serums deeper into the skin where they can do the most good.


Directions: It's simple to use. After your normal routine of washing and drying your face, apply a dab of eye cream or serum to the area beneath your eyes or directly to the massage head of the eye-o-sonic. Then starting at those pesky crows feet or if you prefer, "laugh lines," apply the metal tip gently to the skin. The eye-o-sonic turns on automatically when touched against the skin and begins gently pulsing. Using small circular motions slowly sweep the wand along the line of the eye socket bone until the cream or serum is absorbed. Blot away any excess. It also works really well on fine lines on the upper lip. That's all there is to it. The whole process takes only a minute or two. 






JOJOBA CHARCOAL SCRUB: $18.00


Unique facial scrub formulated with Jojoba Wax Beads and Activated Charcoal to effectively remove dead skin, impurities and toxins. Jojoba Wax Beads provide gentle exfoliation without leaving micro-lacerations on delicate skin. Highly absorbent Activated Charcoal penetrates deeply into pores to draw out impurities and toxins. Refines texture and encourages skin renewal, leaving skin smooth and refreshed.


Directions: After cleansing, apply to fingertips and lightly work in circular motions being careful not to over stimulate the skin. Follow with toner and moisturizer/serum.


Who It’s for: All skin types. Gentle enough for sensitive and acne prone skin types.





INTRODUCING KNU ANTI AGING FACE LIFT SERUM: $150.00


Defy age with this powerful formula of effective concentrations of these top anti-aging ingredients: Tri-peptides Matrixl 3000 and Syn-coll, Epidermal Growth Factor, DMAE, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Snail serum (a natural substance with clinically proven beneficial skin regeneration properties), Arbutin, L-Arginine and 70% organic ingredients.






KNU serum is a concentrated anti-aging serum made from 70% organic ingredients, including healing aloe vera and anti-oxidant cranberries, green tea and seaweed combined with our advanced proprietary blend of powerful ingredients clinically shown to accelerate repair and heal the skin. Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature skin aging while at the same time providing anti-oxidant protection against future damage.


Directions: Apply 2-4 drops on targeted areas or all over face twice daily on cleansed skin.


Who It’s For: Recommended for all skin types.










Liposome Antioxidant Moisturizer: $29.00


A soothing cream moisturizer made with organic ingredients and liposomes to transport antioxidants deep into the skin to restore and maintain healthy skin, counteract sun damage and fight premature skin aging and wrinkles.


Directions: Apply twice a day to face and neck all over, or where needed. For best results, use after facial cleanser and toner. Allow for absorption before applying makeup. May also be used as a 5-minute mask: massage onto clean skin and blot off excess with a tissue.


Who It’s For: All skin types except oily




Pumpkin Mask Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask: $34.00


Rejuvenating facial treatment that uses nutrient-rich Pumpkin blended with Glycolic Acid. Contains high concentrations of proteolytic enzymes, anti-oxidant betacarotene and over 100 other essential vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and fatty acids. Exfoliates to remove dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Directions: After cleansing, apply an even layer over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Follow with moisturizer and use sunscreen during the day. May be used at intervals of 1-2 weeks. Side effects of Glycolic Acid include occasional mild irritation and sun sensitivity. If irritation occurs, shorten length of treatments. If irritation continues, discontinue use.


Who It’s For: All skin types except sensitive.


This Micheal Todd giveaway is open to the US. One winner will receive three random products from the list shown above.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer (Apocalips) Swatches & Review






 The long wait for the Apocalips is finally here except under a different name, Show Off Lip Lacquer. Why the name change? I have no clue I am just excited to finally have them! Once I started seeing they were here it then felt like forever till my Walgreens got them. These were the only colors they had left. They are available in 14 shades from creams to shimmers.


101 Celestial
102 Nova
200 Comet
201 Solstice
300 Out of this world
301 Galaxy
303 Apocaliptic
400 Big Bang
401 Aurora
500 Luna
501 Stellar
600 Nude Eclipse
601 Lightyear
701 Stargazer

These were definitely worth the wait, I don't have one bad thing to say about these. From the color pay off to the fragrance, they are perfect. Wear time for me was about 3 hours before they started to wear but even then wear was very minimal, I didn't even re apply till after 5 hours. 

Nude Eclipse, however faded a little quicker than the others. Wear time was about 2 hours before it was faded, I did re-apply with this shade after 2 hours.

Color pigmentation is amazing, the colors are gorgeous. They don't stain the lips like crazy either- very easy to wash off. These aren't sticky like a gloss but yet they don't feel like lipstick either. They almost remind me of YSL's Rouge Volupte Lipsticks, very creamy feeling. Stellar is by far my favorite it is a great color on the lips. Oh yah and fragrance smells like the Kate Moss Lipsticks :) 





I took pictures so you can see them in the light and shade. You can see the color difference in both lights.



A+







Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Christmas in July $120 Conair Giveaway Closed






Welcome to the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop hosted by Just Married with Coupons, Sweep Tight and Matter of Cents! Enter to win hundreds of dollars in prizes by hopping from blog to blog! The grand prize sponsor is Maggie Bags. They take recycled material & give it new life by creating eco-friendly & sophisticated handbags! Other sponsors include SodaTabs and JustSweep!

Enter to win $1000 in prizes! HERE


Glamorous Mama is giving away 

(1) Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers
(1)Conair® Carbon Smooth Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush
(1)Infiniti Pro by Conair Auto-Rotating Curling Iron


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Monday, July 8, 2013

Introducing nyakio, a NEW Luxury Skincare Brand Official Information & Photos





nyakio, a collection of skincare products formulated with luxurious ingredients from and indigenous to Africa. It is the third founder-driven brand to join Gurwitch Products, a manufacturer and marketer of global prestige cosmetics and skincare, whose portfolio also includes Laura Mercier cosmetics and RéVive skincare.


Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, the brand’s founder and namesake, is an American beauty entrepreneur of Kenyan descent. She created the nyakio brand not only to pay homage to her family’s heritage and share their beauty secrets, but also to fill a gap in the marketplace, bringing the timeless beauty traditions and sophistication of Africa to women everywhere.


Just as Africa represents many cultures and ethnicities, nyakio products were formulated to benefit women of all ages, skin types and backgrounds.  nyakio’s luxurious ingredients, such as Kenyan Coffee, Kola Nut and the Miracle Oil, Marula, work to hydrate, smooth and revitalize skin. Additionally, all products are free of sulfates and parabens.



$55

This scrub blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil, this unique fusion leaves all skin moisturized, smooth and soft.


$34
Blending naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba, this face polish gently removes dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant,



$49

A light, non-greasy fusion of African Kola Nut, Ximenia Oil, Chamomile Oil and Trichilia Oil that invigorates and hydrates for 12 hours.




The products are now available on HSN and HSN.com, and on nyakio.com

I am really excited for this launch, Coffee scrubs get a lot of good reviews and I am super excited to try this brand!

L'OREAL Infallible Eyeshadow- Midnight Blue Swatch

Infallible 24 hour Eye Shadow- $7.95
Press Sample

"For the 1st time ever, L’Oréal Paris introduces an ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn—a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly. And with its unique technology, your eyes are enhanced with pure, magnified pigment. Make a lasting impression without batting an eye."

Quoted from L'oreal


I don't really find myself using loose pigments or eye shadows very often but I was gifted this from Pretty in my Pocket as gift for being a Makeup Maven. 

After about 4 hours the eye shadow was still in place with no creasing. After about 8 hours the blue and shine started to fade and it was almost just a dark smokey blue color. You can see in the swatches below what it looks like once it starts to fade. The color is super pigmented and the color payoff is gorgeous. No primers are needed with these eye shadows, I did try it with a primer and it looked clumpy and thick. The claim about it being fade resistant for 24 hours I would have to disagree. The eye shadow itself did stay on for a total of 12 hours however I went to sleep before I could wear it a full 24 hours. But the intensity for me does fade after about 8 hours. 


With 18 different colors to choose from I will purchase these in the future, and I am impressed with the shadows so far.





Monday, July 1, 2013

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches


Ok, so these have been out for quite a while and I always just kept passing them by, I never really buy much from Wet n Wild and when I do I'm not very impressed. 

"Intense liquid color with built-in moisturizer provides one-step application for weightless, ultra-conditioning wear that lasts up to 8 hours. ElastiSilk™ formula combines flexible color adhesion with silky-smooth pigments for transfer-proof, even application. Paraben-free formula conditions and moisturizes with vitamin E that helps promote anti-aging, protects the skin’s moisture barrier, and balances the lip’s natural hydration for a healthy-looking, plump pout all day."
Quoted from Wet N Wild 

So first lets talk about the pigmentation on these. WOW. Honestly these colors are so gorgeous and greatly pigmented they were giving me high hopes just looking at them. Application was great the product went on smooth and even and felt very creamy but not heavy. Smell on these isn't bad, a very plain smell. 

Ok here is where these start to fall apart. After I applied the product it began drying very quickly but felt tacky and it was impossible to rub my lips together. Then it started cracking and peeling and just looking absolutely horrible. I did however try again and used one coat and used a little balm to smooth it all out and it seemed to be a little bit more easy to manage. I will say these suckers DO NOT budge I had the swatches on my arms for two days with plenty of scrubbing. 
If you are looking for something that will last forever these might be for you, but you will have to figure out what works for you as a base or topcoat. I will say that when I swatched these on my arm they dried nicely and even and with no peeling or cracking. 







 From left to right: Red My Mind/ Click on my Hyperpink/ Back to the Fuchsia




D+














Almay Liquid Lip Balm Review & Swatches




Almay Liquid Lip Balm- $3.99-$5.99

I was really excited for these for come out. All these twists and turns on lip balms and lip glosses are getting interesting and I love trying them. 

"A lifesaver for your lips! new almay color + care™ liquid lip balm combines the lip conditioning care of a balm with the shiny color of your favorite gloss. shiny color drenches lips with 2x hydration* as lip-loving conditioners provide 194% more moisture for softer, smoother lips over time. non-sticky. gluten free. hypoallergenic. dermatologist tested.
*vs. bare lips"

                Quoted from Almay 


I really like these so far, the application was nice and even. It isn't sticky just like it claims. I do feel like my lips are moisturized however I don't find it to be any more moisturizing then any other balm. But.. It does say over time your lips will be 194% more softer. So this may need a re-review in a couple weeks. 

Lasting time was about 2 hours for me for both shades. The colors are pretty sheer, not very build able in my opinion. I tired to put on a few more than normal coats and it felt super heavy and goopey.
They are well pigmented for being in the "balm" family, but still rather sheer. Scent is nice, reminds me of a vanilla scent. 

For the most part I like these I didn't see very many colors yet so hopefully they will continue to add more.  








B+



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