Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This Is Your Hair Mask Answer!

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Even though I mostly feel quite inept when it comes to styling my hair, I do know a good conditioner and when I try one. The latest one from REDKEN is their Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask ($29/6.8oz @ ulta.com) and this is serious one. So serious that it contains two products in one … as in, there is a separate tube of product inside the overall container, which you can see!

I mean, we are all quite familiar with multi-masking when it comes to the face so why not the hair? This deep treatment does its magic on towel-dried hair in 3-5 minutes and they claim the benefits will last up to 3 washes. And this one contains their new RCT (root, core, tip) protein complex, which nourishes each strand from the root to the end. And I think I can actually feel it. I mean, while the extended care and conditioning is great, what I am coming back for with this one is how smooth and soft this left my hair and zero tangles. A miracle!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Are These Your Answer to the Highlighting Trend?

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If you’re looking to get in on the highlighter craze, the latest ones from PIXI BEAUTY are good ones to start with. They are the Glow-y Powder ($16 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) cheek powders put out in partnership with beauty vlogger Aspyn Ovard – two highlighters and one blush. While I’m not really on the whole highlight-on-the-cheek bandwagon, these do have a place in my routine, mainly in the inner corner of the eyes and also under the brows. And the blush? Toes the line at being too shimmery for blush (for me) but over a matte blush, it’s nice.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Baby Love, Baby Lips with Maybelline

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The Baby Lips line has done quite well for MAYBELLINE and how do I know that? Well, we have another collection of colors and a new formula! Introducing Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon ($6.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com).

What It Is - Their first oil balm for intense moisture with a pop of bright, juicy color. Available in 8 shades, the balm-like crayon combines bold, saturated pigments with moisturizing oils that melt seamlessly into lips for impactful lip color.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Are These Lippies Worth It?

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A new release from BENEFIT COSMETICS with these They’re Real! Double The Lip ($20 @ benefitcosmetics.com)! Let's check 'em out... 

What It Is: This lip liner and lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for the appearance of volume and dimension. This semi-matte lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibility fuller, sexier lips.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Keeping Cultures Alive with Treets Traditions

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Have you heard of the new TREETS TRADITIONS line yet? It’s a pretty good one with a lot of positive traits so I wanted to put it on your radar. Treets searches all over the world for ancient traditions of body care found in nature and infuses them in their products. It’s important not to forget this previous knowledge created in different regions of the world.

They have 5 different collections, which highlights different benefits:

  • Energising Secrets (based on natural ingredients found in the Amazon)
  • Relaxing Chakra’s (inspired by Asian traditions)
  • Revitalising Ceremonies (inspired by ceremonial herbal steam rooms, salt and mineral baths from the North)
  • Nourishing Spirits (taking its vision from the butters, oils, nuts and seeds coming from Africa)
  • Healing Harmony (inspired by the blend of herbs and oils based in the Alps)

Shown here is their Hand Wash ($12/10.14oz) and Hand Lotion ($18/10.14oz) from the Energising Secrets line, which contains ingredients from the Amazon like Passion Fruit Oil and Buriti Fruit Oil in the hand wash and Shea Butter and Sacha Inchi Nut Oil in the hand lotion, designed to moisturize and protect the skin.

And the products are conveniently available @ ulta.com.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

I’m in the Mood for SPRING!

I think the heavy rain in LA is done for the season, which is great because I'm so ready for Spring. And here are a few products I’ve got on my radar that are getting me ready for the upcoming season. Hello sandals!

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1. IT COSMETICS Anti-Aging Armour ($38/1oz @ itcosmetics.com) – I always make sure I have a great SPF at the beginning of each new season. This one from IT contains a SPF 50, peptides, and hyaluronic acid as well as that optically blurring technology that pretty much makes any imperfections disappear while you’re wearing it.

2. SOL DE JANEIRO Bum Bum Cream ($57/8.1oz, $25/2.5oz @ sephora.com) – what is it about this product? Is it the name? Is it the cool container? Kinda both actually and more. Pronounced (boom-boom), this luxe cream contains cupuaçu butter, acai, coconut oil and the Amazonian plant guarana, which is a major player in the caffeine department. All of these combined make for skin that’s not only taut but super smooth. And the scent of this one is soo inviting! I go in and out of craving it. I know, odd!

3. WOOSH BEAUTY Spin-On Lip Gloss ($19 @ wooshbeauty.com) – I’ve decided to revisit lip gloss again this season as I’ve been pretty distant from it and I’m starting with this one. Wow. This one really performs when it comes to the application brush. It rolls as you roll it over lips with the gloss. This is a first! Shown here in Pink Natural

4. SKINDINAVIA Post-Makeup Recovery Spray ($26/4oz, $36/8oz @ skindinavia.com) – now here’s a brand new category! A product you apply after taking makeup off, which applies nutrients like mineral zinc and willow bark, which can help with breakouts. Just spray on within 5 minutes of removing makeup to reap the benefits.

5. TRUE BRIT LONDON Nail Polish in Heirloom (£12.50 @ truebritlondon.co.uk) – this metallic rose gold shade from this new brand is so fitting right now! True Brit London is only available for purchase on their UK site right now but I’m sure it will expand. 

6. HELIOCARE Dietary Supplement Sun Protection Pills ($30/60 pills @ dermstore.com) – why not fight UVA/UVB rays from the inside out? Major technology is inside these pills will not only protect it from the sun but also supply it with antioxidants. Great for all skin types!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Most Innovative Makeup Brush Seen in Years

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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.

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

 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are These the Best False Eyelashes Out There?

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So did you make any beauty resolutions this year? I have a friend who proudly declared that 2017 would be the year she learned to apply false lashes! So how has she done? Well, I just checked with her before writing this post up and she hasn’t practiced that much. I’ve tried to tell her, there are all kinds of tools and tricks to help but in the end, it really just does take practice.

 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Brow Perfection By Maybelline

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It seems that brows have their season every season and this season is no exception! So let me ask you, what are your brows doing these days? Here are a few to perk them up from MAYBELLINE.

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From L to R: Auburn, Blonde, Deep Brown

Brow Precise Fiber Volumizing Mascara ($9.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, walgreens.com) - this one looks and sorta acts like a mascara for your brows. It’s a tinted gel that adds a little dimension and color to the brow area to help fill in areas and make them look fuller. And the small tapered shape of the wand is really easy to use. Available in 5 shades.

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From L to R: Light, Medium, Deep

Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, target.com) – So you’ve got your hairs styled so now make them pop by highlighting around the brow with one of these 3 shades. Just line the area around each brow and blend in or just run this just under each brow. It really does make brows standout in your overall look.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latest in Liquid Lipstick

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Another day, another liquid lipstick to come into my world! The brand is D.E.N. COSMETICS and they are all about lips as it’s the only thing they sell! Lock My Lips 24Hr Lipstick ($21 @ dencosmetics.com) comes in 6 different shades and there is even a graph on their site where you look up your skin tone and it will tell you what shades will look best on you.

Their liquid lipstick is one of those rare ones that contain the color on one side and a gloss topper on the other and I’m a total fan of these types. The formula with these dries down all the way but not to a desert like some. But if you need a little moisture, yes, you have the glossy topper.

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I loved the red of Cherry Bomb. It applied evenly and wore for hours. I wish I could say the same for the Cupcake shade. It went on kind of patchy and just didn’t look right from the start so I’d pass on that color.

Is this a brand you are looking to try out?

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