Monday, August 21, 2017

This is a Stain You'll Want to Know About

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Me n’ a lip stain go together like shala-la-la! So these PIXI BEAUTY GelTint & SilkGloss ($12 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) are right up my alley. I can get a little tired of liquid lipsticks here and there, so these are a nice alternative to color that will last longer than 1 hour.

Choose from:

  • BerryTint & SweetGloss
  • PinkTint & PrettyGloss
  • BeachTint & FreshGloss

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And the tints seem to be a tad mint infused but know that the mint is not irritating in the least. And the tint color is buildable! While i only got about 2.5 hours of wear, I'm will to trade-off longtime wear for the weightlessness these delivered.

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My favorite of the bunch is the BerryTint and I’m not much of a gloss person anymore so I rarely use it, but the tint is great by itself and it doesn’t dry lips out at all.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Light & Simple with the Latest from Clean Perfume

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There’s nothing like the power of fragrance to take you away and boost your mood. I think we can all use a little dash right now. I’m getting my fix from the latest from the CLEAN brand.

They came out with two new ones a few months ago: Rain & Pear (fresh with notes freesia, of dewy pear, melon, violet and muguet, among others) and Air & Coconut Water (fresh with a little more floral than the aforementioned with notes of bergamot, lemon, coconut nat neo, freesia, rose, clean air musk, among others).

Both are light and airy and nice for the current season but I’m leaning more towards the Air & Coconut Water.

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Something I’ve always been interested in is layering different scents, or what Clean calls it, fragrance pairing. And they show you how to pair theirs!

You should know that the above two are eau de fraiche. What does that mean exactly? See the bullet points below!

  • eau de parfum -- 15 to 22 percent essential oils
  • eau de toilette -- 8 to 15 percent
  • cologne or eau de cologne -- 4 percent
  • eau fraiche -- the most diluted version of scent with just 1 to 3 percent.

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So if you like your scent to be just a wisp of scent and not overpowering, these could be just for you. 

$48/5.9oz @ cleanperfume.com, kohls.com.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cleaning My House with Miele is Beautiful!

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I have a good friend who never has one lick of dog hair in her house! She is a professional groomer so her English Cocker Spaniels are always styled to the max from head to toe. I am not so lucky. My two cats, Darla and Picklzz, are not big fans of being groomed or just plain brushed! And I’ve tried many different types of brushes but they just won’t sit for it. So I have to make sure I keep a vacuum and broom at the ready. And since we are in the dead of summer, they are still shedding for some reason.

If you own a cat or dog, taking care of them is a major part of life but so is keeping your living area clean and hair-free. So I recruited Darla to help me with this story.

I was sent the new MIELE Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum ($949 @ mielestore.com, williams-sonoma.com, surlatable.com) to try out because let’s face it, beauty comes in all forms and to me, a clean house is just oh, so, beautiful. OK, Darla, let's go! 

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