Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Score Big this Season with #SamsClub

This is a sponsored post by Oral-B and Gillette at Sam’s Club. All words are my own.

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Now that we are in the thick of holiday shopping season, where do you find yourself doing most of your shopping? Are you loyal to one place or do you bounce around depending on what you need? I shop a little during the year but the majority of it is done just after Thanksgiving. I like to plan my purchases and get just the right thing for each person on my list so I know they'll use it. If there's any advice I can give when it comes to getting the most out of gift giving this year, I'd say make a list so you don't overspend. This alone helps me stay on budget.

 

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tarte Mermaid Shine Metallic Seaglass Eyeshadow Set

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I really love these creamy liquid-to-powder glittery metallic shadows the brands have been coming out with lately. See here and here. The texture is stunning and they are really pigmented. These differ from just a straight glitter in that the glitter is suspended in a long lasting cream. Some are the same color of the glitter and some are not.

The latest in on the craze is from TARTE COSMETICS and their Mermaid Shine Metallic Seaglass Eyeshadow Set ($28 @ tartecosmtics.com).

 

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Nyx Cosmetics Matte & Vinyl Liquid Liners

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I've been pretty happy with the It Cosmetics Liquid Liner but about mid-last week, I suddenly decided that I needed to have the blackest liquid liner there is! Thankfully The Makeup Show was last weekend in Los Angeles, so I took my quest there and ended up with two from NYX COSMETICS

 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ColourPop Ooh La La! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

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I’m in a pink mood but then again, and these shades inside the new COLOURPOP Ooh La La! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($12 @ colourpop.com) are right up my alley.

Tickled: soft opalescent pink with violet, pink, & blue glitter flip*
Soft Core: matte warm pink*
Poodle: matte vibrant true pink
Big Sugar: bright bubblegum pink with a silver sheen
Opulent: bright fuchsia with a blue sheen*
Sandbar: matte neon pink
Trove: matte raspberry*
Caddy: vibrant deep violet
Moon Struck: metallic peachy gold

*wearing in the photos

 

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Paula's Choice DEFENSE Collection

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I’ve been thinking a lot about skin care lately as my skin seems to be on a good plateau right now, which is great. My regimen the past year is working and keeping it all in balance. My hormonal acne around my jawline has stopped, and my skin doesn’t seem overly dry. It’s funny because I love any kind of special treatments and skin care gadgets, so I’ve been thinking I might want to incorporate a new one into my routine. Then, I look in the mirror and think, “why mess with what I have going on?”

I recently spoke with the owner of Doll Face Skincare Studios, Lila Castellanos, about what we should all be doing when it comes to skin care and she said, “The two most important parts of any daily skincare routine are skin cleansing and exfoliation, both of which are vital to proper skin care. The first step is removing makeup with remover or an oil-based cream. Follow with a cleanser that is well-suited for your skin type. 

Exfoliation involves rubbing the skin with an exfoliator or scrub in order to get rid of dry and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It’s considered one of the most important aspects of any skincare routine because it helps prevent many skin problems while increasing blood circulation, equating to healthy and glowing skin.” Woo-hoo! I’m on the right track then. I usually use a chemical exfoliator in the shower a few times a week and of course I fully wash my face at the end of each day, so good to know that I’m doing the right things.

 

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Friday, November 09, 2018

The Kami Pad

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To me, these anti-aging pads seem like hooey, hocus pocus, a scam, but I am here to tell you that they aren’t. I’ve tried a few brands that make these medical-grade silicone pads for the chest and now and this is the latest.

Meet THE KAMI PAD. They were kind enough to send me their Anti-Wrinkle Forehead Pad and Wrinkle Recovery Neck Pad to try out and review. $24 each @ thekamipad.com.

When it comes to my forehead, I get Botox about twice a year and love it. The timing on these was perfect because I’m due for another treatment but my wallet isn’t letting me get it.  

Let’s break down the details of these:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of scars
  • Prevent new wrinkles from forming
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Hydrates and moisturizes
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Great alternative to injections and invasive wrinkle treatments

 

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Monday, November 05, 2018

Maybelline 'City Edition' SuperStay Matte Ink

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just launched 10 new SuperStay Matte Ink ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, target.com) shades called the City Edition. Inspired by the attitude of NYC, they came out for NYFW last month and I’ve got them for you to see! This formula is one of my favorites so click below to find out why!

 

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

COL-LAB Matte Addiction Liquid Lip ColoR

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Have you heard of the COL-LAB makeup line yet? Pretty fascinating. It’s eight beauty influencers heading up the direction in their Color Lab in New York City: @makeupbyamarie, @xsparkage, @whatwouldlizzydo, @ravenelyse, @saammage, @claireashleybeauty, @wesleybenjamincarter, @sudanidoll. I seem to always have a suggestion on how a product can be make just a little bit better, so this is great! I mean, who knows makeup better? It’s seems like an obvious partnership.

So let’s look at their Matte Addiction Liquid Lip Color ($8.79 @ collabmakeup.com, $9.99 @ sallybeauty.com). These only take one swipe to cover the lips, they dry down all the way to a 100% non-transferable finish and surprisingly, the two darker shades performed better than the lightest one! For some reason, I usually have the opposite happen.

 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Check Out the #DoveSelfEsteemProject

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

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                                                        Ice Skating in DTLA at Christmas Time

One of the most important gifts you can give a young woman today is the gift of self-esteem. I think it’s much harder growing up a young woman these days as information about everything moves fast and I think it can be confusing.

About 3 years ago I became a mentor to an 8th grader who lives in a tough part of Los Angeles. She just started her junior year in high school and is starting to think about college. She comes from a low-income family and is a first-generation American. I totally lucked out with her as she has a really good head on her shoulders. She actually dreams about going to Harvard, and she probably could as she has the grades.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Rimmel Stay Satin Liquid Lip

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just came with another version of their liquid lipsticks. The Stay Satin Liquid Lip ($5.49 @ rimmellondon.com, walgreens.com, target.com) comes in 14 shades and dries down to a satin finish, or what I call, a semi-transferable finish. So these are more comfortable to wear but the down side is that they don’t have the longevity that a more matte version would. Comfort? Long-wearing? I usually take comfort over long-wearing unless there is some odd situation for why I need to have my lippie really stay put for a long time, whether it's uncomfortable or not which doesn't happen often.

I got about 7 hours of wear out of one and surprisingly, the darker two wore better than the lighter ones. Take A Chill Pill balled up on my lips L The wear of these really reminded me of ColourPop’s Ultra Satin Lip.

 

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