Monday, April 25, 2016

Win a free braclet from Glamulet!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Handmade Curly Blonde Wig

I got bored and lazy. Every once in a while,I like to not do my hair. I just wanna throw on a wig, and call it a day. So that's what I did! I'm not used to all over blonde hair. I'll have a few pieces here and there but I wanted to try something new. So far, my daughter hates it, but I love it! Plus I don't have to do by hair! XOXOXO

Amore Pacific & Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Review

As you can tell, I'm still buying foundations, that I most likely don't need, but you can NEVER have too many choices in life! In my dabbling, I've fallen upon this underrated gem.

The Becca UCCC is labeled to have 21% pure pigment and 22% water. What I love about this foundation is that it's not super thick. It's an extremely flexible foundation that moves with your skin. For a while before setting, your skin has a tacky feel to it. Not an annoying tacky feeling, but it's perfect for the rest of your makeup look and routine as your highlighters and blushes adhere better to your skin, which in turn causes you to use less product. There is one caveat with me though. The pump. I can't stand the pump. It's always"skipping" and never, or rarely dispenses a full pump of product. So I'm constantly pumping trying to get the right amount but it never works. I don't understand how the pump works actually. I unscrewed the top to see if there was something I could clean or do,etc. But the pump doesn't have that actual tube that pulls the product in. Pardon, because,I truthfully don't know what the scientific name of these mechanisms are called. :-P. It just contains the top, and no tube, :/. I checked all the Becca foundation pumps, and they're all like that. I really don't get how it's supposed to work, or why it's like that. But uhhhh, I don't like it! Fix it Jesus!

Another thing I've noticed is that if you do use too much product, and not a good primer underneath your makeup, it will begin to "separate" on your skin. To avoid this, which I do with most of my full coverage foundations anyway, I mix it with a moisturizer, or an illuminator. I mix it with SOMETHING, so I'm not stuck with that cakey look. It's really easy to like cakey with full coverage foundations, and I know myself and my beauty blender very well, but I like to stay on the safe side sometimes.

Overall,I give this thing a B+. If it didn't separate without needing some thinning out ,and the pump actually pumped all the time, it would've been an A+. But the way my pump is set up.......

Foundation retails for $44

Now on to this Amore Pacific!
A while back I received a deluxe sample from sephora by AMORE PACIFIC. It came with their treatment cleansing foam, treatment enzyme peel, and treatment cleansing oil. The products are for normal to oily and acne prone skin. Botanical extracts add simulation and energy to the skin, coupled with vitamin e spheres, the foam detoxifies and protects.  At first, I hated the cleanser, and I saw absolutely nothing the product did for my skin. The cleanser burned my eyes, and the product wasn't even near or in my eyes! I continued to use it because it didn't make me break out me out....in fact, I noticed that my skin got clearer, smoother, and pores smaller after using the whole cleansing system after time. Now, these products are not cheap! But they just had my skin looking so right, that I had to purchase the full size! If you have problematic skin, large pores, and occasional breakouts. This is for you. The foam cleanser retails for $50, the enzyme peel is $60, and the treatment oil is $50. Hefty price tag for beautiful skin, but a little goes a very long way with these products. At first you may do the eye roll, but give it a week or two, you will not be disappointed.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

The good ole people at Valentia sent me this wonderful product to review for you wonderful people.
It is the Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum.

It's claims are to:
Renew texture and tone
Deeply moisturize
Minimize fine lines
Increase elasticity
Brown and correct
It's key ingredients are:
Wakame bioferment (seaweed)- increases skin oxygen consumption
Gotu kola-lessens scars and increases firmness
Lactic acid-increases cell turnover
Licorice-lightens pigmentation
Argan oil-protects skins resiliency and elasticity

I've been using this product for about 4 days, twice a day and have notice a difference in the texture and clarity of my skin.
My skin feels softer, looks smoother, and DEFINITELY looks brighter. The clarity of my skin overall has improved. I just have this natural glow.
I applied two pumps two times a day after cleansing. It is off white in color and had an orange cream scent almost. It definitely is a citrus scent. Not overbearing at all.

You can purchase this on Amazon for $35
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AHWTME0
http://valentia.com
https://www.instagram.com/valentianatural/
www.facebook.com/valentiabeauty

The reviews on Amazon are top notch, and I see why. :)
*Product in this post was sent to me for free to review. All opinions in this post are my honest and true opinion*

                                        

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Flat Tummy Tea Review



This tea is perfect for a quick fix, or when you need to feel featherweight and refreshed!



Monday, March 21, 2016

Mini ULTA & Sephora Haul ( Again -_- )


I've been a baaaaad baaaad girl.... not really, I could be an axe murderer. Look ma! Makeup! I've been on the hunt for some new foundations lately. I've always heard great reviews about NARS Sheer Glow foundation, so I decided to give it a go. Of course while on that hunt I decided to purchase what others may call a waste. It's no waste, when it's on my face boo * insert eye roll here* .So yeah here are a list of list of gooodayyyyzzz that I bought!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation: This foundation is far from sheer. It's not see through, but it's not thick either. It's medium to definite full coverage. It's described as a beneficial to the skin foundation as it helps improve the skins texture over time.The texture to me is very satin like on the skin. To me, it gives a "plumpened, hydrated, dewy/not so dewy" look. Confused? Don't be, It's awesome, buy it.

KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil: I received this as a deluxe sample with my order. I think the packaging is extremely gorgeous and elegant. My only not so happy point with this product is the smell. It smells of a very synthetic rose. I wouldn't have a problem if it were a light scent, but the scent is not only strong, it lingers on your face for quite a while. Aside from that , I do feel like its brightening properties are valid. My complexion does look brighter and feels softer.

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in Deep: I had gotten this in the color warm, and I figured for the warmer months when I do tan up, I don't wanna look orange, but I want to have dimension in my foundation. I feel like you can't really pull off a foundation mixer in a foundation with just one mixer. With just one mixer, foundation may lose it's vibrancy and has the potential to look "flat". So I bought the two to use together in order to deepen and enrich.

Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer: Bruh?! Where have you been all my life?! I really thought this was the most gimmicky thing and that I would never need this...until I received it as a sample. Ohmaigerrrrdd. Bruh, Ok, So the consistency is that EXACTLY like the smashbox photofinish primer. EXACTLY. The ingredients are similar, just lacking a few things. Once I finished my sample, I figured, pffft, I'm just gonna use my primer on my lips. It went 100 to 0, real quick. It was NOT the same. Crazy right? The insta-matte transforms your cream and satin lipsticks into a comfortable, satiny, mattey goodness on your lips. I honestly would recommend putting this on top of your already matte lipsticks just to make them more comfortable throughout the day. It locks in moisture while maintaining that matte finish. Please, don't make me talk too much, you need this in your life. Buy it. The end.

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray: I never thought I'd try this out because of the fact that it contained the word "dew". Something my face produces naturally aka oil. But one day, I dunno, God sent an angel to speak to me, and ....I listened, and the finish is really not that bad! It's a dew, but its really a "glow" plus it kept my makeup fresh throughout the day. Try it, you'll like it...well, maybe not the nozzle, but you'll like it.

Urban Decay Shadow Box:  Truth be told, I wouldn't have bought this palette if it weren't on sale. I own dozens of Urban Decay palettes. I admit it, I'm obsessed. And this palette doesn't disappoint....well some colors do, but uh, we'll get to that. Every color maintains it's pigmentation except for THE ONE I LOVED OUTTA THIS WHOLE PALETTE! Freelove,your love is not free I paid for you, and you still sucked. LIAR....I still love you. XOXO





Urban Decay Shadow Box ON SALE FOR $18!
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Tahoe

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

NYX Foundation Mixers in Luminous & Warmth + Soft Matte Lip Cream

Hola again! Just wanted to post some swatches for you. I've done some lip swatches on the lip creams in previous posts, so I'll just move onto the mixers.

I bought luminous and warmth. My main problems in finding a foundation is it being to ashy, as I'm a bit yellow in undertone. Warmth should work extremely well for me during the summer as my tan turns golden red.

The consistency of them is fairly thick, but not so thick that it would need dilution. They're also pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

I haven't noticed them changing the finish of the foundation. But that could vary from foundation to foundation dependent on the foundation base.

I'd say get these, as they're affordable and in my book a necessity for foundation wearers. Very rarely does one find a foundation to match perfectly. These little things help you to achieve that prefect tone you need.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Guess what I got in the mailllll!?! Tadaaa! This honestly was a spur of the moment purchase. I received an e-mail for$5 off any revealed palette and I got suckered into it. The shadows in this palette are inconsistent. Some are EXTREMELY pigmented and some can barely swatch. You'll most definitely need a primer with these shadows. Nonetheless, they're beautiful! You've got a little neutral, some plums, some smoke, and some pop!  The swatches on my arm are without primer.
They also sent a free goodie with the purchase. A mini eyeshadow quad, and the colors are perfect for spring and summer. I'll be rocking those colors on these eyelids really soon.
The price is roughly about $22. I say for the amount you receive, it's definitely a good deal as most of the colors do perform well.
If you have this palette, how do you like it? What color combos do you do? Planning on getting it?
Wearing the sample quad above 
Wearing a combination of colors from the revealed 3 palette