Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Rimmel Wonder Ombre Holographic Eyeliners

I didn’t realize it but I guess from this post, I am pretty into the whole holographic trend as now I’m really into these liners from RIMMEL. These are their Wonder Ombre Holographic Eyeliners ($5.49 @ target.com). One side is a holo and the other is a dark liner in that shade category.

From L to R: Super Nova Sky (blue), Galactic Green (green), Purple Prism (purple), Golden Gaze (gold).

I have not seen holographic color come in many pencil forms like this so it’s nice to be able to add a precise dash of holographic delight anywhere you want.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

#TREStouchablestyle with TRESemmé Micro-Mist

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How are you taming your hair this season? Each year I pick a go-to style where it’s up off my neck. In the past, I’ve had hair almost down to my waist so I was able to get pretty creative. Now that it’s shoulder length, I feel slightly limited in my styles but I’ve been scouring the Internet lately and found one I love. And just like applying makeup, your hair style has to hold and I’ve been using TRESemmé’s compressed Micro-Mist hairsprays found at CVS and cvs.com. I found the superfine mist really helps keep humidity at bay for hours but my hair is still touchable.


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Soooo these have to be the brightest liquid lipsticks I’ve ever seen and just about every shade out there but nothing like these! Say hello to KAT VON D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22 @ sephora.com) in Shockful and Razzle.

What it is: a multidimensional liquid-crystal finish. A rich, glimmer, non-gritty formula that is so lightweight, it feels like nothing. Experience Gel Cushion Comfort – glimmer crystals that are coated in a gel to ensure even application and effortless glide. This innovative liquid stain base is loaded with iridescent micro-pearls and reflective mirror-crystals for three layers of mesmerizing dimension. Experience 3D effects with a swipe of the wand.


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Benefit BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara

Mascara is a funny thing – either it works for you or it doesn’t, but how could one “work” for someone and not someone else? Interesting, huh? The latest one to cross my desk is BENEFIT COSMETICS BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara ($24/full size, $12/travel size @ benefitcosmetics.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) and they call this one the BIGGER, BADDER volumizing mascara.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#FeeltheWhip with Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25

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If there’s one thing I have learned from this beauty journey over the past 18+ years of blogging is the importance of wearing SPF. I mean, it’s the #1 way to prevent wrinkles! And I am really loyal to putting it on in the morning. My routine is: get out of bed, use the toilet, brush my teeth, wash my hands and splash cool water on my face. Then, I apply SPF! I don’t leave the house without it on; in fact, on days when I’m not even leaving the house, I put it on as the sun still shines into windows.

So I was quite excited when I heard about Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25 available at Target. I’ve tried their regular Whip and am a fan and now I will be adding this one to my daytime regimen.


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Monday, April 09, 2018

Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm 30-Day Challenge Results!

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I’ve been testing the Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm for the past 30-days and really giving this one a challenge on the dry parts of my body. Most in need were the hands, and two dry spots, one on my ankle and the other on my elbow. Have you been following my updates on Instagram?

What I like about this Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm is how thick and emollient it is. That’s because of the unique petroleum jelly blend this contains. Regular lotion is fine but this liniment is more for those areas that might not respond enough to a cream and need something a little tougher, so to speak. It’s specifically made for those with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and it also a proven itch reliever. #fromblahtodermaspa


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Friday, April 06, 2018

Take My Face Off ... Huh?

I am a true and trusted washcloth user. Most of mine are black because of makeup and I spend quite a bit on soft ones. I’ve tried those dry, use-this-cloth-to-remove-makeup before, and though they were ok, and thought these were that but they are not. I’m not a fan of these aforementioned ones as I feel like they pull and tug too much and I don’t like doing that around the eye area. However(it), these are NOT those that you just use raw, without any cleanser, or product, on them.

This is, TAKE MY FACE OFF and here’s the lowdown -

The Makeup Mitty ($38.50/3) – instead of using a makeup wipe or washcloth, these are meant for you to use for your whole face and is meant to be used with your favorite cleanser all over the face.

The Mitty Blackout ($42.50/4) – these are the eye makeup removers and a tad smaller than their sister above. These are to be used instead of wasteful cotton balls/wipes and these Mitty’s are probably even softer than cotton!



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Thursday, April 05, 2018

#GetYourNEXXUSPhix with Keraphix Collection from NEXXUS

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I think most of us have some kind of damage to our hair at least some time in our lives. What do you do to help keep your strands healthy in between hair treatments? Hair color, chemical treatments, curling irons, even blow drying all are stressful to hair, so if you want to keep it healthy and in shape, you want to pay attention to the products you use on it, especially your shampoo and conditioner.


Right up my alley is the NEXXUS Keraphix Healing System for Severely Damaged Hair that’s rolling out at local ULTA stores and ultabeauty.com. The brand created a Keraphix blend that contains a PROTEINFUSION blend of Keratin Protein and Black Rice, which penetrates hair to heal strain on the strands. With prolonged use of their three-step process of Keraphix Shampoo for Damaged Hair, Keraphix Conditioner for Damaged Hair and the Keraphix Gel Treatment for Damaged Hair, your hair will thank you by being more resilient.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

#SpringIntoCVS with ApotheCARE Essentials

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I feel like everyone is in the spring cleaning frame-of-mind right now! I went to a party over the weekend and the hosts had all kinds of items set aside in their garage for a yard sale this coming weekend. No, I didn’t go and see if there was anything in the stash I wanted to buy. I was good!

This month my motto is Spring Into Beauty, #SpringIntoCVS. And since there’s a CVS located just down the street from me, I visit a few times a week. And you know that I’m always on the lookout for new brands they’re carrying like the ApotheCARE Essentials line. I discovered them recently and like that the products contain natural ingredients like cold pressed rosehip oil, Aloe Vera and Rose Oil in this Booster Shampoo that’s been on regular rotation. It’s made to give my hair volume, which I always need and you won’t find any silicones, parabens, or dyes in the formula.

I’m pretty picky about a conditioner so the Colorist Conditioner also sits within easy reach tub-side. Not only does it protect my newly lightened color but it also contains Moroccan mint and steamed distilled lavender to stimulate the roots and keep my strand nourished. And like the above, this one doesn’t contain those pesky parabens, dyes or silicones in the formula either.



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Monday, April 02, 2018

#TakeANewLook18 at Spring!

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Spring is here, finally, and though we here in Los Angeles certainly did not get the brunt of the storms this past season; I’m still hankering for the warmth and mega sunshine. Each year my family and I designate a specific March weekend day to do what we call, the “change over,” where we each go through our own clothes, shoes, etc. and pull the winter items out we want to store. Each of us puts our items in the hallway and my husband comes by with a huge bin (sometimes two) marked 'winter' where everything goes in and it goes downstairs for the season.

Do you do something like this? After the clothes are taken care of, I immediately visit the beauty closet to change up my products for the season. You should always change in your beauty routine and products based on the time of year. In the colder months, heavier creams are great and also darker nails colors, etc., whereas with the warmer times of year like spring and summer, body oils, fruity-smelling products and pastel shadows are my thing.



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