Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Essentials From Aveeno Giveaway!








Mad dashing to the mall this Black Friday? Save the 4am frenzy for the stores and shorten your beauty routine so you can lengthen your shopping experience! Let AVEENO® help simplify your morning, with the below steps:

Wake up and hydrate your skin with AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion

  Spritz a little AVEENO® Pure Renewal™ Dry Shampoo to freshen up that bed head

  Add a little AVEENO® Clear Complexion BB Cream to reveal flawless face

  Stay on your A-game by packing water and snacks in your purse

  Map out your route ahead of time

One winner will win a Black Friday prize pack from Aveeno!




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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Naked 3 Palette Swatches







The Naked 3 s here! With 12 brand new rose-hued neutrals.
Strange:  Described as a pale neutral pink matte-satin.
It is very creamy and buttery feeling didn't quite show up as well on my skin but is a gorgeous light matte.

Dust: Described as a pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent 
micro-glitter
This one is very shimmery and breaks apart very easily so be careful of fall out.

Burnout: Described as a light pinky-peach satin
Shimmery peach tone 

Limit: – Described as a light dusty rose matte
This is a gorgeous mauvey color looks darker on your skin than in the pan

Buzz: Described as a metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Very pigmented and creamy 

Trick: Described as a light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro sparkle
also very pigmented but not as creamy as some 


Nooner: Described as a medium pinky-brown matte
Very creamy feeling, pretty taupe color with pink-purple undertones.

Liar: Described as a medium metallic mauve shimmer
Another creamy smooth

Factory: Described as a pinky-brown satin
Love this color, very pigmented and creamy.

Mugshot: Described as a metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
Very rich colored not as creamy as some of the satins but a great plum shade.

Darkside: Described as a deep taupe-mauve satin
Looks grey in the pan but is a really pretty cooler color.

Blackheart: Described as a smoky black matte with rosy red micro sparkle
Great color more black on the skin then it is in the pan, love the rose colored micro glitter.








Overall I am loving the swatches so far, because I am so light skinned some swatches are hard to see but overall the palette has great pigmentation and formulas.The first four shades are more pinky colors then the second four are more rose -gold toned, then the last three are more cooler brown colors. Most of the shadows are so creamy and buttery feeling it makes them so much easier to apply.



Price & Availibilty:
$52.00
Urbandecay.com
Palettes are sold as of now. They do come out in stores Dec 6th

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lush The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar


This might the cutest bubble bar ever from Lush, I didn't even want to use him! And I didn't actually I bought this little guy for my three year old. He is said to smell like the shower gel Olive Branch, but I've never smelled it so I can't say if it smells similar. It does smell like fresh oranges. Very bubbly, I always cut these in half because my kids really don't need tons of bubbles, but we used all of him this time. 

He left my bathroom smelling so amazing for days! Don't miss out on this holiday bubble bar, your kids will love him! 




Price & availability

$7.95 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Gifts She'll Love Under $50


1. Beauty Blender Duo Set. Seriously can't go wrong with one of these, every girl should have one! (Sephora)

2 Lush Jolly Holidays Gift Set. A fun packed set with some top sellers and a couple Christmas items. In my opinion I cant get Lush presents all day. (Lush)

3JustFab Handbag 773- Gorgeous handbag come is taupe as well. (Justfab)

4 Laura Mercier Mini Lip Collection in nude. Cute little gift with all the right shades of nude! (Laura mercier) 

5 Viva La Juicy The Night is for Noir Set. Comes with two nail lacquers and two small popular Juicy scents. (Sephora)

6 Philosophy Gingerbread House Set. This set is jammed with lip glosses, shampoo, bubble bath, and shower gel in our favorite Christmas smells. (Sephora)

7 JustFab Booties January. Perfect and comfy booties just in time for winter. (Justfab)

8 Ciate Nail Polish Tree Trinkets set. Comes with 6 small nail polishes and ornaments for the tree! (Sephora)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thankful For Our Followers Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Thankful for our Followers Giveaway Hop hosted by So Easy Being Green.
YOU are the reason that we host giveaways so it's time to show our appreciation to you... our readers and blog followers.Usually  bloggers offer giveaways with entries to help boost our blog, but this hop is all about making it easier on YOU. Each blogger in this Hop is offering an awesome prize valued at least $25 and ALL giveaways have only ONE way to enter! Hop around and enter all the great prizes!


My prize is a $25 gift card to Starbucks a perfect present for the holidays! Thank you to all my followers I truly appreciate each and every one of you! The only entry is to follow me on Instagram (iheartallthingsbeauty)






So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Thankful for our Followers participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


{thankful thursdays}

Random Swatch Wednesday: Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter



Clearly this product has been out a long time, but it is new to me, so I won't be going into a huge review on it. I recently got a sample from Sephora as my Birthday gift and have been using the heck out of this highlighter. It gives a very soft, golden glow and in the sun it looks so luminous. I even have been using this under the brow a bit for some shimmer. I have found that putting on my fingers and applying it that way works best for me. When I tried to apply this directly it went on pretty heavy and hard to blend that way. The full sized product actually comes with a spongy ball on the opposite end which would help out tremendously with blending!

Benefits products always make me happy and this has definitely became a staple for me in my daily routine. Definitely purchasing once this little guy runs out. 







Price & Availability
 
$30

This week I am linking up to Because Shanna Said So's Random Wednesday!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Lush: Santa's Lip Scrub Holiday 2013





New this year to Lush is another lip scrub, and it is my favorite yet. This limited edition scrub has a different formula than the other scrubs. Aside from a scrub its also has coconut oil to moisturize like a balm. Inside right on top is tiny little red hearts that are edible, how cute! It smells like Coca Cola and cherries and tastes amazing! And just because it's bright red, don't worry this wont stain your lips. It does however give you a slight tint, and when I say slight I mean very minimal. 





Be sure to stock up on these before the Holiday season is over!





Price & Availability
$8.95
Lush.com or your local Lush store
Spend $100 or more online and receive a $10 E gift-card

Pretty In My Pocket Win Your Wishlist Giveaway!




The amazing The Pretty in my Pocket team has an awesome giveaway going on right now to win your wish list!



Enter to win up to $250 of the products on your PRIMP Wishlist below!   

HOW TO ENTER: 

1. Login or register on the Pretty in my Pocket app. Available on iPhone & Android! 

2. Search for products by tapping the “P” or browse all-time favorites by tapping “Popular” on the bottom navigation. 

3. Add up to $250 worth of products to your Wishlist.* Hint: Tap “ADD TO PRIMP BAG” then click “Add to Wishlist.”

 4.  Enter the email address you used to register on PRIMP in the Rafflecopter entry form below! 

5. EXTRA: Earn additional entries everyday until November 30, 2013. 

  *Product selection subject to availability. No cash value.  Not sure where to find your PRIMP Wishlist or how to add products to it?   





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The Beauty Blogger Bunch Fall Giveaway Sign Ups

Hey there beauty bloggers! Welcome to our 4th Beauty Blogger Bunch collab giveaway! Each season we round up beauty bloggers to host a giveaway focusing on one brand. In the past we have sponsored prizes from, Benefit, Lime Crime, Urban Decay, Mac and more,

 Below are the signups to participate. Our summer giveaway this year was our biggest yet with over 9,000 entries! Be sure to sign up quick as spots are limited. The sponsorship fee is $26.00 and each blogger will get three links in the rafflecopter.

If you are not familiar with our group you can click here to join and be a part of over 250+ beauty bloggers!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream Review & Photos


Curl creams are a favorite of mine during colder months, my hair is already getting a bit dryer so I try to avoid the heat tools as much as I can. Getting great natural curls is easy to do with the right products.

The Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream has become a staple in my hair routine the last couple weeks. I have naturally thick, wavy/curly hair and in the colder months I tend to get a bit lazy and leave it natural. This cream intensifies my curls and gives them great texture throughout the day, even helps with frizz control.

The cream itself is like a lotion consistency (you can see better in pictures below), and is not sticky at all. One of the things I always have to do is wash my hands after applying most product. But you can leave this on and it really is a soft lotion-like feeling. The fragrance has a soft rose smell, very pleasant. I do not recommend this if you have fine hair, this might be to heavy.




Final thoughts & tips:
All you need is a quarter size dollop and rub it in your hands before applying. I also recommend starting from ends to roots and scrunch the hair.


Price & Availability
$34.99 10.2 fl oz







Tuesday, November 12, 2013

L'Oreal Revitilift Miracle Blur Review and Photos




OMG! Is the first thing that comes out of my mouth when talking about this product. I have heard many mixed reviews and some who can't stop talking about it. It's the L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur. It's said to be an instant skin smoother.

I have been testing pore minimizing creams for so long and I have yet to find one I am crazy about, until this. I saw this in a you-tuber's April favorites and just had it on my wish list forever. The price is a little steep for L'Oreal so I kept passing it by. Last month I got a sample out of a magazine and fell in love. Then soon after I got the full size! One thing it says on the ad is to put it in the palm of your hand for instant results. You can see below those results.




What they say:

It's a Primer
Instantly erases wrinkles, lines, and pores.
Has SPF 30 Sunscreen
Smoother skin texture.
In 4 weeks wrinkles, lines and pores appear minimized

Since I have only had this a few days I can't say anything about the long term effects but this does what it claims so far. It may not wipe away wrinkles and lines completely but it does a pretty darn good job at minimizing and smoothing them out. It feels like your typical silicone primer but much more softer and not greasy feeling at all. It smells like sunscreen to me, which I am not a fan of but the smell isn't unpleasant. It is a matte consistency which may not be ideal for those with really dry skin. But that is just my observation.

 I have large noticeable pores so this product has really worked wonders for me under my makeup, I can't rave about this enough! It really does an amazing job at diminishing and blurring lines and pores!




Side by side comparison 
before and after
The proof is pretty much right here, although hands typically have a lot of lines and wrinkles so they won't be erased completely, but this is a great before an after on how the product looks on your skin.



Now that I finally have this the price tag is definitely worth it. And a little goes a long way, don't let the small bottle detour you from purchasing.

Price & Availability

$20.00- $25.00
Local drugstores and supermarkets 

October RocksBox

 RocksBox is a monthly membership where you get 3 pieces of designer jewelry, averaging over $200 per set. You have the choice of returning it after 60 days or you can purchase items within the box at a special price. Then simply return the rest for a new box. Membership is $19 a month or as low as $15 a month.

I love this service simply to wear the jewelry around, test it out and then return it for new jewelry,I haven't yet found anything that I have to have.

This month was a little disappointing to me, it's my third box and always give feedback on the types of jewelry I like, but never seem to get anything that I am crazy about. I did like the bracelet but it isn't something I would normally find myself buying. The earrings are to chunky for me I am not a fan of earrings like this and they looked like little beetles to me lol. The necklace isn't something I would wear at all, very cute but not what I am looking for.

Luckily I have a 6 month membership and I can wear and return as many boxes as I like. So I'll be returning this one and hopefully I'll get some fun pieces for November!

 Want to enjoy a $10 credit? Sign up through my link here!


Robyn RhodesNiut Earrings
Retails- $78Member price- $62.40

Salty Fox  Jewelry Fishbone/Box/Link Chain Bracelet
Retails- $88
Member Price-$70.40

Urban GemHammered Spokes Necklace in Silver
Retails- $68
Member Price-$54.40





Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lush- Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar Photos & Review

It's that time already!! Our favorite Lush holiday products are coming back, and I'm sure Snow Fairy is on everyone's list! New this year, or at least I think it's new, is the Snow Fairy Sparkle massage bar. This cute little pink angel smells just like the popular scent but even more fragrant in my opinion. 

It's ingredients include:

Organic shea butter
Almond Oil 
Organic Agave Syrup
Cupuacu Butter

Warning- This bar is extremely melty! This is what it looked like after the car ride home. I highly suggest getting a tin there to bring this home in, even if you have extras at home. My bar was melting just 5 minutes after I left the store. That being said I highly recommend this bar, despite its very melty nature. The lovely Lush ladies told me you can even use this in one use, but I like to save my Lush bars. If you know what Snow Fairy smells like then this will be an easy sell for you. It's a bubblegum/cotton candy fragrance that I just can't get enough of!  I rub this on after the shower or before I leave the house. It also turns your skin pink BUT once you rub it in, it actually evens out your skin tone giving you a more tan glow. Very, very moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling incredibly smooth and hydrated. 

Oh and in the middle is a white sparkly center!








Price & Availability
$7.95
Lush stores and  Lush.com