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Monday, July 31, 2017

Say Hello To Sexy Legs ... Seriously!

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Quite a few times in the last few weeks I’ve found myself wanting a little boost in color but I have just not been in the mood to smell the self-tanner. Then I met SAY HELLO TO SEXY LEGS Tinted Glow Gel ($38/5.1oz @ sephora.com, qvc.com). It’s a wash-away-with-soap-and-water gel lotion that gives skin instant color and once it dries down is completely transfer-resistant.

And this is great for two reasons – sometimes I just want instant color before heading out for the evening and it dries down in 3 to 5 minutes! Yup, you don’t have to stand there waiting and waiting to get dressed. The other reason is that the color itself is really nice and doesn’t look fake at all. I am usually hesitant when it comes to these instant tints because it’s a one-size-fits-all when it comes to the shade but I have to say they pretty much nailed it with this one.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A Great Way to Clean Your Brushes

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I wrote about some REAL TECHNIQUES makeup brushes the other day on my site but I think the real star of their line has to be their Brush Cleaning Palette ($15 @ realtechniques.com, kohls.com, target.com). It’s made of silicone, and the part that holds the soap and water kind of looks like of like a soap dish in that the edges are raised up. On the bottom is a strap you slide your hand through to hold it. Then, just add some cleanser and a little water and scrub or work that brush along the textured dots and x’s on the surface and voila, clean brushes!

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And I like that I’m not wasting cleanser like I normally do when just using my hands as the surface to work the product out of the bristles. The cup shape keeps it all in one place as you clean brushes. Highly recommended.

Monday, April 03, 2017

I Didn’t Know I Was Addicted to this Hair Brush

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How long do you keep your hair brushes? I have a hard time throwing any out and I just recently I did with  the SPORNETTE Smooth Operator Tourmaline Ionic Bristle Hairbrush 3 ½” ($26.50 @ spornette.com). I had used it on and off for the past 2 years and the bristles were all bent and probably doing me no favors when it came to styling my damp hair.

Boy, did I not realize how dependent I had become on this brush! I tried others that I had on hand that and nope, they just were not cutting it and were actually creating more work for me. When I first got this brush, I remember laughing at how big it was and never thought I’d use it as much as I did.

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                                     The barrel size is a little bigger than some cotton rounds!

What I like about it - the barrel is made of ceramic so it helps with drying time and because the barrel is so large, I don’t have to worry about bends in the hair when using it to straighten. The bristles are made of nylon and even though my original one’s bristles were all bent before I tossed it, the bristles lasted a really long time.

Another thing you don’t have to worry about it the hair getting caught some place in the handle. There is no space between the barrel and handle, which is common in most brushes.

Needless-to-say, I have a new one now, so my hair is happy again. Is it crazy to be attached to a hair brush? Do tell in the comments!

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Get the Best with Real Techniques

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All words are my own. 

How much are you “in the know?” I get it, believe me, it’s hard to keep up. Having a family and a daily life makes it tough to stay updated with what’s good out there in beautyland, right?

You for sure want to know about the best-of-the-best, and if you think about it, the real beauty experts or Beauty BFFs on the Internet are those that create the products we use, like Sam and Nic, the duo behind the Real Techniques brand.

Both trained makeup artists in London, you’ve probably seen their YouTube videos and maybe didn’t know that they are the two behind the Pixiwoo channel. Yup, that’s them!  

A full review and look at the new Real Techniques brush lines available at Walmart.
A full review and look at the new Real Techniques brush lines available at Walmart.
A full review and look at the new Real Techniques brush lines available at Walmart.

A full review and look at the new Real Techniques brush lines available at Walmart.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Most Innovative Makeup Brush Seen in Years

The Corner Brush Eye Stamper has a v-shaped brush on one side that you dip in shadow and stamp where you need the guidance on the eye, at the corner or a little above. Check out this full review and tutorial.
Ok, we have an innovative makeup brush on the horizon and it’s from new brand WOOSH BEAUTY. And it tackles an easier way to get a few staple eye looks.

The Corner Brush Eye Stamper ($29 @ wooshbeauty.com) has a v-shaped brush on one side that you dip in shadow and stamp where you need the guidance on the eye, at the corner or a little above shown in the picture. And on the other side of the brush is a nice long angled brush to line the eye.

The Corner Brush

Click the below link to see all the ways to use it!

 

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Take That, Chest Wrinkles!

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Have you ever given a thought to how you could be damaging your skin while you sleep? I know, what next? If you’re a side sleeper, like me, or seem to forget to apply sunscreen and other anti-aging products to your décolletage, like me, you probably already have wrinkles and age spots there. It’s for sure become something I am self-conscious about it the older I’ve got.

Welcome SiO (pronounced see-oh), a three-step beauty regime to help temporarily get rid of wrinkles. I tried something like this, or actually, very much like this here a few years ago but their process also preps the skin beforehand and treats it after using the disc.

Step 1 - Decollete Cleansing Discs ($45)

Step 2 - Sio SkinPad ($99.95/2 pads)

Step 3 - Decollete Serum ($135/1oz)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Katching Up with Kleenex

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Are you up to speed on the KLEENEX brand? I know, what’s to get up to speed on when it comes to tissues? Well, they’ve quietly expanded the line with moist Eye Makeup Removers, moist Facial Cleansing Wipes, Shine Away Sheets, Cotton Soft Pads and Exfoliating Cushions. Where have I been?

I was quite excited to try the Exfoliating Cushions and moist Facial Cleansing Wipes. Now, I don’t know about you, but I kinda get excited over beauty “tools” like these and love trying new ones out.

Let’s talk about the Exfoliating Cushions first. These 3” round discs infuse a provitamin complex into the cotton pad so while you’re exfoliating, you’re also getting good-for-skin ingredients.

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If you look at the pad, one side is, what they call, a polishing wipe, and looks like little bumps on the cotton, and the other side has holes cut out of the white pad revealing a blue pad underneath, and is the gentle exfoliating part.

The ingredients are activated by water and all you have to do is decide which side you’re feeling, use and toss. It’s that easy. And they sell a dispenser for these for $9.99/12 Cushions and Refillable Dispenser and then $4.99 for Refill Packs @ kleenexfacialcleansing.com, target.com.

The other product I tried from the brand was the moist Facial Cleansing Wipes. Now I’ve all tried a lot of wipes at this point and I mean a L-O-T of them! What I liked about these is not only how my skin felt after using one of the textured wipes (very soft, not stripped dry), but also how the wipe itself told me it was, well, used up. Not only by the dirt or makeup that showed up but that the wipe itself short of shriveled up a little and didn’t look so new. I sometimes feel like I have to keep using a wipe on other parts of my body or the table in front of me just to feel like I got the most out of it. Do you ever feel like that?

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These wipes also contain a provitamin complex, as well as aloe and vitamin E, and is delivered in a water-based formula so there is no residue left on my skin.

Pick these up for $9.99 for 25 Wipes and Refillable Dispenser and $4.99 for a Refill Pack @ kleenexfacialcleansing.com, target.com.

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

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Monday, December 05, 2016

4 No-Fail Makeup Tool Gifts

Makeup tools make an excellent gift for a few reasons:

  • You get a lot of bang for your buck around the holidays.
  • Most people will buy them for themselves.
  • Beauty lovers always need them!

Here are 4 that will make you look like a star gift giver:

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1. REAL TECHNIQUES Multitask Set ($19.99 @ realtechniques.com, target.com, walgreens.com) – contains a face brush, cheek brush and eye brush all tucked in a Velcro case.

2. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit ($35 @ maccosmetics.com, nordstrom.com) – contains a face blender brush, eye blending brush and small angle brush nestled in a cute carrying pouch.

3. CHELLA Beautiful Eyebrow Tools ($45 @ dermstore.com) – contains tweezers, razor with brush and comb and scissors in a snap case.

4. SEPHORA Glitter Happy Brush Set ($59 @ sephora.com) – how cool is this glittery stand this comes with? Essentials include a blush brush, powder brush, crease brush, concealer brush, allover shadow brush, lip brush and the acrylic stand.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Remove Fuzz & Exfoliate w/Dermaflash

Are you interested in learning about how to exfoliate your face in the best way possible? Remove Fuzz & Exfoliate w/Dermaflash!

Are you interested in learning about how to exfoliate your face in the best way possible? Remove Fuzz & Exfoliate w/Dermaflash!

Have you heard about the whole shaving-your-face trend? It seems to not only remove peach fuzz but it’s also for exfoliating the skin. Overall, it does seem a tad strange and while I don’t want to admit it, I do have some peach fuzz on my face now that I’m over 40. And when I see it most is when using a face mist and I use them often so I know it’s there.

Remove Fuzz & Exfoliate w/Dermaflash

But of course I have some questions about removing the hair on my face in general. Is it true that if I shave it somehow, won’t it come back thicker and more pronounced? From what I can tell, that is an old wives tale.

Enter DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliation Device ($189 @ sephora.com, qvc.com, neimanmarcus.com). This is a 3-step process that will remove the peach fuzz and exfoliate your skin at the same time.

 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

All I Want for Christmas!

Are you ready to start Christmas shopping? Check out these 5 Awesome Holiday finds from Cybele Says.



It seems like the holiday season arrives earlier and earlier each year, dontcha think? Or do I just say that each year? Since we are all so inundated, I don’t begin my holiday gift coverage until the day after Thanksgiving but I have been known to run an early post here and there, so consider this one of those posts.

So how did I pick these? I really looked at each selection as a, “would I love to receive this as a gift?” So below are ones that I so approve for anyone on your list.

1. BUXOM Stone Cold Babe Set ($42 @ sephora.com) – I’ve always said that if you are looking to buy yourself some new makeup, the holidays are some of the best times to do it and you can really score some serious deals like this set from Buxom. This set contains their limited edition Fire & Frost Eyeshadow Palette with 12 gorgeous shades and a Mini Buxom Lash Mascara.

2. ARTIS Palm Brush ($65 @ artisbrush.com, dillards.com, spacenk.com) – really any brush from the Artis line would be considered a gourmet gift to me. The latest release is this brush that can be used to apply lotion, self-tanner, face cream, really anything that needs max coverage. It was designed to fit comfortably in your hand and feels so luxe on the skin, like you’d expect only from Artis.

3. PIXI BEAUTY Rose Oil Blend ($24/1oz @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) – anything with roses is always an acceptable gift and this one is just so good for the skin. It contains almond, jojoba, rosehips, rose geranium, orange peel and pomegranate seed oils, among others. Use this as an additive to your existing moisturizer.  

4. J.O.I. Spotlite HD ($59.95) Spotlite HD Professional ($89.95) – what you use to put on your makeup is just as important as the makeup you use. Believe me, I know. I grew up with one of those 3-tiered poorly lighted  mirrors that probably did more harm than good! This J.O.I. portable mirror I wrote about a few months ago will make sure you to always have the right lighting at the tip of your fingers. Both @ wearejoi.com

5. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Mini Lipstick Kit ($35 @ maccosmetics.com, dillards.com, nordstrom.com) – no makeup brand does holidays better than MAC! And every recipient on your list is sure to open this cute box with 4 lippies in it and say, “ohhhh!”. Guaranteed winning set here.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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