Monday, June 20, 2016

Enter to Win a Gift from Lizora

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Have you noticed the new look of the site? It was time and to celebrate, I’ve got a few giveaways up my sleeve! First one is from the buzzing Lizora brand and their Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream. Have you heard of this yet? It’s kind of an all-in-one – cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer. Read more about this remarkable product here.

I have two give away so enter below!

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Splurge or Save – What U Need This Summer

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Being in and out of the sun can leave lips quite dry so I make sure I some balm at the near at all times.

$$$: TATCHA Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($36 @ tatcha.com and sephora.com) – this one is made with pure Camellia oil and topped with a sheet of 24-karat Gold leaf. Lip moisturizer has never been so fancy!

$: NIVEA Milk & Honey Lip Care ($2.99 @ walgreens.com) – Mmm, this one smells so good and contains vitamin E, grape seed oil and panthenol. And for this price you can stash one everywhere.

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

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Get Your Makeup Brushes Really Clean, Finally!

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Ok, I’m done. Done with being Joe-Jentle with my makeup brushes. I’ve been suffering from a bought of dermatitis brought on by bacteria in my makeup brush. Mind you, this has never happened before in my 20+ years of using makeup brushes to apply makeup.

The culprit? My beloved Artis Oval 8. Yes, everyone is bowing down to these brushes like they are Gods, and they are, but have you heard anyone discussing how to clean them? I know cleaning brushes is not that popular a topic besides the standard, “I need to clean mine more often,” however, I don't think the brands that make these brushes are being very informative on how to take care of them.

I noticed the ones shown here were performing as well as they could after a while and were due for a cleaning and not just a light cleaning. I’m pretty religious about cleaning mine but these denser ones are for sure more of a challenge. 

 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I Have Baby Foot Feet

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No that’s not a typo. It’s a true statement. I have one baby foot and another baby foot from BABY FOOT!

Have you heard of Baby Foot yet? Have you seen Baby Foot yet? Oh you would know if you had. It’s a super foot exfoliator like I’ve never seen before and pretty much a must-have on my beauty list now.

It uses 17 extracts (seem to mostly be fruit extracts. See a full ingredient list here) to peel off dead skin and moisturize the feet. You got a tough callus you hide from the world? Baby Foot can handle it.

 

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Splurge vs Save – What U Need This Summer

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This is the first post in an on-going feature on products you need in your beauty arsenal leading up to summertime with a splurge vs save option for each recommendation. Is a sunscreen on your list this summer?

So let’s get to the first category, sunscreen. The formulas are getting better when it comes to ones that go on clear or at least quickly fade to clear.

$ - COPPERTONE Clearly Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 ($7.99/2oz @ target.com) - water-resistant for 80 minutes. Absorbs quickly. 

$$$ - KIEHL’S Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ ($38/1.7oz, $61/4.2oz @ kiehls.com) - mineral-based. Great for those with sensitive skin. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

3 Products Bringing My Hair Back to Life

My hair has been going through an odd stage of eh-dom. Ever had that before? Here’s what I’ve been using to bring it back to life and it seems to be working!

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1. UNWASH Bio-Cleansing Conditioner ($36/13.5oz @ ulta.com) – this is one of those crazy cleansing conditioners you might have heard about. Great for color-treated strands and helps control frizz.

2. SUDZZ FX Powerfoam Styling Souffle Non-Aerosol Mousse ($19.50/8.5oz @ sudzzfx.com) – I’ve been getting back into mousse after some time without it in my life. I forgot how much I enjoy a little poof in my hair style! This one contains their Ease-Style Technology, which offers flexibility and weightlessness.

3. WHITE SANDS Leave-In Conditioner ($15/6.5oz @ whitesandsproducts.com) – I’m a sucker for leave-ins. I mean, what’s not to like? This one has some ‘intelligent’ properties that somehow know what areas of the hair needs repairing. This one is also available in travel size.

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

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Do You Milk Makeup?

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I’ve seen the MILK MAKEUP brand a few times on the Sephora website and I know that when it’s sold there, it must be something. So I finally got my hands of three of the products to try out:

Lip Color in Gnarly, Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade, and Lip + Cheek in Swish.

Milk Makeup made its 85-piece product debut on the scene early this year by the people behind NYC’s Milk Studios, so you know it’s already got the hip factor.

 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Products for Strobing

Do you strobe? Have you tried it yet? It’s the opposite of contouring and it’s sure having a moment right now! And it seems easier than contouring too. Simply think of where light naturally hits your face like the top of the cheekbones, down the nose and middle of the forehead and apply the product there. It's such a refreshing touch to add to your look!

Here are some products that can help you get in the strobing mood:

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1. WET N' WILD MegaGlo Highlighting Powder - $3.99 @ wetnwildbeauty.com and drugstores nationwide

2. PUR Moonlight Glow | Strobe/Highlight Palette - $34 @ purminerals.com and beauty.com

3. JEFFREE STAR Skin Frost: Ice Cold - $29 @ jeffreestarcosmetics.com

4. ELF Illuminating Palette - $6 @ elfcosmetics.com

5. LAURA MERCIER Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01 - $40 @ sephora.com

Monday, May 30, 2016

Cybelesays Special Report - Lace Your Face

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I recently had the chance to experience a facial and brow sculpting by Kanvas Beauté Owner, Anita Sun. Conveniently located a hop, skip and a jump from where I live in Los Angeles, she offers an array of facial treatments, which you can see here.  

Probably her most popular one and the one she is most known for is The Rejuvenating Collagen Lace Your Face Signature Facial with Red Light Collagen Synthesis Stimulation and Anti-Aging Fruit Acid Booster. Say that five times fast!

After applying a papaya enzyme exfoliation and manual extractions, the collagen, apple stem cell and peptides serum infused in the lace facial mask is put on. Now this mask doesn’t just lay on the face, it’s actually hooked onto the ears with a lower chin strap piece to lift and firm the jaw line. This forms the compression that enables the serum and other ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. Don’t Iook cute??

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Have You Met Your Foot's New Best Friend?

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There are a few things that you are unable to do to yourself. Did you know this? Tickle yourself is one and I’m convinced that a massage is the other. While I can live without being able to do the first on, the second, not so much. If I had a million dollars, the first thing I would do is hire a personal chef with orders to keep Maine lobster in the frig at all times (de-shelled and ready to eat) and the second would be to have a masseuse on call. I read somewhere during the Velvet Rope Tour that Janet Jackson hired her body piercer to come on tour with her. I swear!

Anyway, I came across FOOTMATE at the Indie Beauty Expo recently and wow, it looked like the Mercedes version (they call it the ‘Ferrari of Foot Care,’ and I swear I came up with Mercedes before I even read that on their website!) of the one I’d used, and loved, a few years ago.

And opening the box and looking at the massager/cleaner/exfoliator, I do believe it looks like a manta ray. (I didn’t see that on their site!).

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The scrubbers are soft but strong bristles in the middle and studier ones on the sides and the base is a  mildew-resistant rubber that has suction cups on the underside so it suctions to the bottom of your tub for easy scrubbing while you shower. And did I mention how great the scrubber feels on the feet?

Just add a little liquid soap to the bristles and start scrubbing. Your feet will thank you.

Choose from 3 different colors on their site and each order comes with their 7.5oz Rejuvenating Gel, Retrieval Rope and instruction sheet. Blue $39.95 and White or White/Blue is $49.95 @ footmate.com.

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

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