Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sweating? Odor? MiraDry to the Rescue!

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know I just had a second treatment of miraDry at the Marina Plastic Surgery offices. If you have excess sweat or odor that gets in the way of everyday life, you may want to consider this permanent solution. Read my original post here from when I had the first treatment last year.

While the first treatment seemed to have reduced the sweat and odor about 75%, yeah, in the past few months, I’ve felt that the odor and wetness could be lessened even more, especially since I’ve been boxing 3x’s a week now. Come to find out, a lot of people need a second treatment and hardly any need a third.

And since I knew what to expect this time around, it didn’t seem as uncomfortable as the first time around. I mean, I’m still bruised and numb in areas under my arms but the recovery seems to be quicker than before. The pic below is 6-days post (sorry for the photo but to take it at that angle was hard!).

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And look who is their hunky spokesperson is now! Meow.

Visit their website @ miradry.com for more info and of course to find a physician in your area that performs the service.

Disclosure: service was performed gratis for this review.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#BewitchingBeauty with Ralphs This Halloween

This is a sponsored post. All words are my own.

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What are you going to be for Halloween this year? I’ve done a slight rendition to this comic book makeup look shown here and I decided to really go all out this year with the wig and full makeup. It’s really easy, doesn’t take a lot of time and looks really cool, so I thought I’d do a tutorial with makeup I picked up on my weekly shopping trip at Ralphs.

I’m going to be wearing a lot of makeup for the tutorial so I have to make sure I prep my skin well. After washing I apply Organic Wear Bright Boost Oil Elixir. This face oil is packed with really great ingredients: camellia seed oil as well as oils from sunflower, jojoba and grape seed among others. No silicone fillers inside!

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After waiting a few for the oil to seep in my skin, I apply Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Corrector + Primer in Peach/Lavender. This duo color-corrects my skin and blurs fine lines and pores, which is exactly what I need for this look.

Next, I apply Almay SmartShade Anti-Aging Skintone to my face and neck. Right now I’m in the odd stage of “it’s not summer but not quite fall yet,” so my skin’s tone is in between. This one from Almay is able to adjust to your skin tone.

So now my canvas is ready. With a liquid liner, I outline my features like the face, lips, brows, eyes and nose. I line my eyelids with a cartoony-color that’s bright pink and then mascara. I’ve been liking Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Volum’ Express Mascara. This look calls for big volume so I coat about 20 layers on and then apply false lashes.

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Next is the most important part to make it look fully cartoony and grainy. Dab white dots on the face and neck. I used a liquid liner, not a pencil, as a liquid is more pigment and won’t smudge once it dries.

Since I’ll be attending an all-day Halloween party with my niece, I need to make sure my lips stay on, so that’s why I’m choosing Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in Lover. If you are a regular reader, you know that these are at the top of my list of long wearing lippie list! I just can’t get enough of this formula. I hope they are never discontinued.

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The last step in this tutorial is the hair. I picked this wig up at the thrift store and have had it for a few years. Like a pair of cat ears, you just never know when you’re going to need a funky wig. And here is my final look. Do you like it? Will you be trying this look out for your upcoming Halloween party? 

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And between 10/18 and 10/31, spend $15 and save $5 on your next purchase. Look for shelf tags! $5 off coupon printed at checkout so pick up all your Halloween beauty needs at Ralphs. I spent more than $15 so I have my coupon in my wallet ready to use on my next weekly shopping trip. Keep Ralphs in mind for all your beauty look needs!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Beautiful HAC-ing with Burberry

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just came out with some great HAC-ing (highlighting and contouring) products and I’m super excited to talk about them!

First, the list:

  • Lip Colour Contour in Medium No.03
  • Face Contour in Medium No.01
  • Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance No.01
  • Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance No.01
  • Fresh Glow Highlighter in Rose Gold No.04

Let’s look at each one closer:

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First up is the Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base No.1 Nude Radiance ($48/1oz @ nordstrom.com) – love how this 55% water-infused primer is to give your overall skin a glow from under your foundation. Glad they thought of this as it adds just a dash of elegance to your look.

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Fresh Glow Highlighter in Rose Gold No.4 ($68 @ sephora.com) – if you’re adept at a press powder highlighter, this may be for you. And in rose gold!!

Face Contour – Effortless Contouring Pen Face & Eyes in Medium No.01 ($37 @ nordstrom.com) – contouring and sculpting with makeup is not as easy as it looks. But thankfully this one I wrote about the other day and this one here help. Besides the shades, blending in easily is the most important traits when it comes to a good contour color. This middle-of-the-road shades seems like it will work with most skin tones.

Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen ($37 @ sephora.com) – add a dam of radiance to the tops of cheeks, inner corners of the eye, cupids bow, wherever really, and this one blends nicely and looks adult.

Lip Colour Contour in Medium No.3 ($31 @ sephora.com) – wear as a lip primer or by itself. Eh, it was the least impressive out of the bunch.

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See anything you like? Know that these are all limited-edition so pick them up sooner than later.

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

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