Browsing all articles from June, 2012

Essie Fiesta is a great hot pink nail color. It’s a creamy formula with a high gloss. The nail design was created by my nail tech. She used a generic nail lacquer in turquoise and used hot pink and black for the funky nail design. I’m always open to the creative process, so I let her do whatever she wanted. I think it looks like tropical fish, someone else thought it looked like a feather design! What do you think it looks like?

Blinc Eyeliner is a liquid liner that does not rub off and can easily be removed with just water. This is great for those who have sensitivities to makeup removers. The black eyeliner goes on very crisp and bold. It took a while to dry because my first application was heavy, since I forgot to wipe of the excess on the rim. Once dried, it was pretty permanent and did not budge. The brush is very thin and long, I was able to work well with it. Personally, I prefer a felt tip like the L’Oreal Felt Tip Eyeliner or an actual brush. I think this eyeliner may be difficult for beginners to master, since the the brush is extremely flexible. Removal was simple, all I did was wipe it off with a tissue dipped in some warm water.

Blinc Eyeliner $26

The All Natural Face is a vegan cosmetics and bath & body company. They strive on providing all natural and pure products. The mineral shimmer eye shadow is extremely pigmented. The Rose Gold shade looks like a maroon with rose gold shimmer. The shimmer is gorgeous and the base color is nice as well. The also offer product samples. Great eyeshadow!

The All Natural Face Vegan Mineral Shimmer Eye Shadow – Rose Gold $3.50

Girl Friday is a soft plum matte blush from Everyday Minerals. This is a loose mineral powder blush.  The loose mineral powder formula makes this blush buildable, you can use it for a subtle hint of color or you can pack it on for a burst of color.  Girl Friday is a nice deep plum rose color, it’s literally the same color my cheeks turn when I’m working out. This must be my perfect match.  I’ll stick to using this for a hint of color because if I put on too much I’ll look like a just ran a marathon! It’s a great organic, vegan, and eco-friendly product.

Everyday Minerals Girl Friday Blush $6.99

 

Beauty Box Five is a monthly beauty sample subscription box. Each box contains 4 – 5 samples of makeup, skincare and anything else beauty. Beauty Box Five offers samples from a variety of brands including Merlot Skincare, Makeup Geek, It’s a 10, and many more. Subscription prices vary by plan and the highest one is only $12. If you like the samples you receive, you can buy the full size from their website or the sample’s company site. They have a great referral program and ships to Canada.

This month’s beauty box included tons of goodies. I love the variety of samples that came in this box, it was a mix of cosmetics and skincare, and I even got a coupon to use if I decide to purchase the full size. I also noticed that many of the samples were from natural lines and vegan friendly.

Samples Included:

Blinc – Eyeliner

The All Natural Face – Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow

Blum Naturals – Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues

Everyday Minerals – Girl Friday Blush

Comodynes – Easy Peeling Exfoliating Towelettes

I can’t wait to review all these awesome products!

For more information visit beautybox5.com

 

This by far my favorite must have. Say adios to those dreadful dark and droopy under eye circles, Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer work together to give you an instant eye lift without the pain and cost of a real one. It is super creamy and easy to blend. It lasts all day, but at midday I know that I have to blend it because sometimes it tends to crease.

A flawless under eye can be achieved in two easy steps. First apply the corrector with a concealer brush. The corrector works as its name suggests, it color corrects the dark uneven pigment below your eye. The creamy corrector cuts out the gray and/or purplish skin tone you may have under your eye. It’s typically much brighter than your natural skin color and it works almost like tattoo cover up, but it is not as heavy.

Next the concealer is applied on top. Its job is to blend the corrector and bring the area back to a natural color. Once blended, use a fluffy brush and powder to set.

Quick Tip – Before I apply the corrector I like to apply eye cream and then some primer. The eye cream adds moisture and the primer prevents the concealer from creasing.

Bobbi Brown Corrector $22

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit $32

Tangerine Crush is a creamy salmon pink. The first coat goes on streaky and you have to work at it for an even second coat. L’Oréal claims this polish can last up to ten days with no chips. So far it’s been seven days and I have no chips. It’s a good nail polish, but I still prefer Essie!

L’Oréal Colour Riche $5.99

New from L’Oréal, Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield Face SPF 50+ is an advanced sunscreen that offers great protection in a light formula. It’s formulated with vitamin E and white grape seed to help maintain youthful looking skin.

This has become one of my favorite sunscreens. It goes on virtually invisible, leaving no white sheen behind. It’s not a lotion like the usual SPFs in the market, it’s a liquid that absorbs quickly into your skin. You have to shake the bottle before each use. According to the label; it’s ultra water and sweat resistant, oil-free, and non-pore clogging. It is also approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation. I think this sunscreen is better than MDSolarSciences SPF 50 Mineral Screen Gel, it’s lighter and invisible. The SPF lotion spray is pretty nice too!

L’Oréal, Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield Face SPF 50+ $10.99

The latest from COVERGIRL is their new Blast Flipstick Lipcolor. It’s a double sided lipstick with a shimmer side and a cream side. The dual shades blend easily to create your own unique look. You can also wear each shade individually.

The cream shade in Perky is a coral-red color. It’s almost reminds me of  Essie Ole Caliente, because you can see shades of pink, red, and orange in it. The shimmer shade is a light shimmery baby pink. It goes on light and blends seamlessly with the cream shade. It’s a fun product, I might try Stunner or Cheeky next.

COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick Lipcolor $7.99

For a limited time,  get a free 8 piece gift set from Elizabeth Arden when you spend $45 or more. Plus get free shipping on your order. The free gift valued at over $77 includes:

  • Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanse
  • PREVAGE® Day Intensive Anti-Aging Moisture Cream SPF 30
  • PREVAGE® Night Anti-Aging Restorative Cream
  • PREVAGE® Body Total Transforming Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • High Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Pout
  • Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara in Black
  • Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Coral
  • Floral Print Cosmetic Case

Enter code GIFT45 at checkout

 

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