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It’s a 10 Hair Care – The Next 10 Contest!

It's a 10

There’s an exciting contest happening with the amazing hair care brand It’s a 10!

Founder Carolyn Aronson is hosting The Next 10 Contestcalling on everyone across the country to design their dream hair product. She will hand-pick 10 finalists and choose one lucky winner with the most innovative concept to produce. Because Carolyn believes everyone should live with passion and purpose, the winner will also receive $10,000 and a lifetime supply of It’s a 10!  Entries are open now through November 16 at www.itsthenext10.com, with the winner announced November 16th.

I think this is such a cool idea!  So put your thinking cap on (but don’t mess up your hair)!

Are you going to submit an idea? I’m thinking about it…

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I Won a Giveaway!

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Hi all!  Sorry for the dark photo above, but I wanted to share the amazing giveaway I won from YouTuber Allie Glines.  She has a really fun e-magazine called the Afterparty.  It’s $3.99 a month and you can check it out here.

Allie has a giveaway each month and all subscribers are entered.  And I won for September.  I just receive  my prize and thought I would share.

I received:

Influencer by Brittany Hennessy                                                                                           Capture Your Style by Aimee Song                                                                               Dermablend Original Loose Powder                                                                                     Thrive Causemetics Lashed in Kristy                                                                                         Olay Whip Active Moisturizer                                                                                                       Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Drop Dead Red                                         Lancome L’absolu Lacquer Lipstick in Smile and Shine                                                 Morphe X Jaclyn Hill The Vault Collection

I’m excited about all of these prizes, but especally the books and the Vault.  I have been wanting to read more books on social media and I have been thinking about picking up one of the palettes to test the formula, but couldn’t decide which one. Here’s a photo of all four palettes:

 

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The palettes are (clockwise) Armed and Gorgeous, Dark Magic, Ring the Alarm and Bling Boss.  I have tried all of them once except for Dark Magic.  I like them okay, but they take some blending to get a nice look.  I am going to keep playing with them and then do a review.

Have you tried any of these palettes?  What do you think?

I am so excited about my prizes and want to thank Allie Glines for the fun giveaway!

 

 

Eylure x Thalia Collection Faux Lashes

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Eylure’s latest collab is with The Queen of Latin Pop, Thalia! The NEW
Eylure x Thalia collection features lash and brow products that mirror
Thalia’s personality: fun, vibrant, gorgeous and sexy. Featuring faux
mink and airy lashes, brow pencils and brow palettes, these
innovations will add a gorgeous pop to any eye look. This is an ULTA
exclusive.
I don’t usually wear fake eyelashes, but I decide to play with one of these.
Here are the styles:
Power Play – $7.99
Girl Boss – $7.99
Lady T – $9.99 (Faux Mink)
City Cool $9.99 (Faux Mink)
I tried City Cool because it’s 3/4 length and I thought it would be easier to apply (and I wouldn’t have to trim them). These were fairly easy to apply.  If I was going to wear lashes out, I would have to practice more, though!
This were wispy and flirty on, but since the band doesn’t go all the way across, it’s important to line with black liner. The band on these are fairly thin and they feel pretty comfortable on.
All in all, I recommend these lashes.  They are affordable and come in some great styles (Eylure has lots of other sizes, too).
Do you wear false lashes?  What brands do you like to wear?
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Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Hi all! Happy Saturday!  I’m so glad it’s the weekend.  And the weather is beautiful in Kansas City today.

I had to return a foundation that didn’t work for me at Ulta, so I exchanged it for this beautiful palette (and a 20% off coupon).  This palette is $52, but with coupons or sales coming up, you could get it for less!

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Here’s the inside of the palette.  There are 19 shades. Here’s some info from the Ulta website:

Inspired by the elements – Air, Earth, Fire and Water – a constellation of unique colors orbit around Luna, an ultra-iridescent transformer shade. The 19 new multidimensional pigments include bright mattes, holographic shimmers and molten metallics.

Shades include:

  • Silver Burn (smoky purple w/ pink iridescent sparkle)
  • Electric Air (pinkish silver w/ iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Tectonic (chocolate brown w/ iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Volcanic (bronze metallic)
  • Earth Bound (forest green satin w/ tonal micro-shimmer)
  • Hex Remedy (bright purple w/ iridescent sparkle)
  • Fool’s Gold (metallic gold w/ tonal sparkle)
  • Antidote (soft warm nude)
  • Dream Weaver (bright pink matte)
  • Ego (soft pinkish-purple w/ blue micro-shimmer)
  • Fortune Teller (metallic pink-red w/ green 3-D sparkle and shift)
  • Moon Rock (metallic copper w/ iridescent sparkle)
  • Secret Keeper (bright green satin w/ gold shift)
  • Luna (white shimmer w/ iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Lioness (smoky burgundy satin w/ bronze sparkle)
  • Elemental (sienna matte)
  • Heavy Water (bright metallic teal)
  • Sapphire Dream (bright navy blue metallic)
  • Fire Starter (deep red w/ gold micro-shimmer)

Here as swatches:

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Sapphire Dream, Electric Air, Antidote, Secret Keeper, Earthbound, Elemental.  Elemental and Antidote are two of the three mattes in the palette and I use them with a lot of different looks.

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Volcanic, Lioness, Fire Starter, Dream Weaver, Ego and Heavy Water.  I’ve been doing a lot of bronzey looks and Volcanic is gorgeous on the lid.  Ego’s also another one of my favorites.  Heavy Water is beautiful but I haven’t tried it yet.  Maybe I’ll use it for holiday looks.

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Fortune-Teller, Silver Burn, Fool’s Gold, Moon Rock, Tectonic, Hex Remedy and Luna. These are the inner circle shades and they really call to me!  So beautiful.  I love purples and bronzes, and that gold looks amazing on the lid!

What I liked: The packaging is gorgeous!  The out box and the compact itself is well made.  The palette has a large mirror and is easy to open. I love the shades.  I picked it up for the purples, but the other shades are beautiful, too. The mattes are easy to blend and the metallics are creamy and really pigmented.

Not so much:  I haven’t tried all of the glitters, but I put Silver Bullet on my lid in the morning, and by evening all of the glitter was gone.  It just looked like I had a smokey eye at the end of the day. I did use a glitter glue.  The same with Tectonic.  I’m going to keep trying these out.

I do recommend this.  Especially if you can get in on sale. I do like the Urban Decay Born to Run palette more, but I will use this for glam holiday looks.

Have you tried the Urban Decay Elements palette?  What do you think?

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Ulta Fall Haul!

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HI all!  After Ulta’s 21 Days of beauty, which has a lot of higher end makeup deals, they had their more affordable products on sale in their Fall Haul.  I picked up few and got some great deals!

I got:

BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Driver

MEMEBOX I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio

Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 (LC1)

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly — I got a free deluxe size w/any foundation purchase

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BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette — Ulta had their BH Cosmetics palettes on sale for 40% off and I had my eye on this one.  It was released in the summer, but I think it works as well in the Fall.  It has mostly neutral shades with some pops of blue.  BH’s shadows are such great quality.  This blends so well and the shimmers and metallics are so buttery!  I will be reviewing this.

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MaybellineSuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Driver.  I’ve been wanting to try this.  The shade is pretty, but this is pretty drying on my lips.  I usually don’t wear matte liquid lips, but I wanted to try this formula.  I can wear it, but I need a gloss on top.

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MEMEBOX I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio — This is such a cute little peeling mask trio!  The masks are all shimmery and are so fun to use.  I have tried the purple one because it is meant to be hydrating!  It did leave my face moisturized, but also made my pores look smaller!  I still have to try the other two, but so far so good!

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Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins — I haven’t tried this yet, but I picked it up because I have a few sets of lashes, but no glue.  I don’t wear lashes, but it I do decide to try them, I have glue!  I do have a lash review coming up, so I need to try them out!

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Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 (LC1) — I got this foundation on sale and got a free Clinique Hydrating Jelly.

I think I’ll review the foundation, too.  So far, I really like it.  Since I did purchase online, I guessed on the shade.  They all looked pretty dark on the Ulta website so I bought the lightest shade.  It’s just a bit light for me.  So if I buy it again, I would have to go just a bit darker.

So that’s my fun Fall Haul!  I got everything on sale and paid about $40 for all of this and tax. That’s a pretty good deal!  Did you pick up anything from the Fall Haul?

 

 

Beauty Mask Review — Dr.Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution Mask

Dr.Jart+_s Dermask Ultrajet Peeling Solution Mask

I tried an new face mask, which is so exciting.  It made me think, maybe I should start a new series where I review face masks.  I think it could be fun!

This is the newest addition to Dr.Jart+’s famed Dermask Collection, the Ultrajet Peeling Solution Mask ($9 USD). Here is the info on it:

This 2-step sheet mask is formulated with a rich bubbling formula, composed of carbonic acid powder infused with carbon dioxide, to help deeply penetrate and clear out pores. It also uses a blend of sugar scrub and fruit acids, including papaya enzymes help to gently resurface skin and even out the complexion, leaving it soft and balanced. The perfect repair mask after a summer of sun!

This was interesting and I’m still trying to figure it out.  I applied the scrub first.  My face was dry, but I am wondering if it should have been damp. I rubbed it in a bit and applied the sheet mask. I left it on for 5 minutes (the instruction say 3-5 minutes).  It didn’t bubble up at all.  After 5 minutes, I removed the mask and rinsed off the scrub. My skin looked good afterwards.  The mask didn’t irritate my sensitive skin and my skin looked pretty smooth. My pores did look a little less noticeable, too.

This was a quick and easy mask.  It did smooth out my skin. I’d like to try more Dr. Jart+ masks.

Have you tried this or any Dr. Jart+ masks?

Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.

Think Pink! Brands Giving Back for BCA Month!

Hi all!  It’s Friday!  I hope you’re having a great week!

I thought I would cover some cool beauty brands that are giving back for BCA month this year.  If you purchase these beautiful products, the brands donate part of their proceeds from to this important cause.

C'est Moi Beauty Luminary Lip Crayons
C’est Moi Beauty Luminary Lip Crayons

C’est Moi Beauty Luminary Lip Crayons ($9.99 USD) — The EWG-verified beauty brand C’est Moi is donating 20% of the October proceeds from all their lip products to the American Cancer Society.

C’est Moi’s easy-to-use lip crayons deliver velvety application and perfectly pigmented color, plus a nourishing formula with a creamy, consistent texture designed to make your lips appear soft and smooth. Apply sparingly for a subtle look, or generously to make a statement—either way, your lips will feel as beautiful as they look! Available at www.CestMoi.com.

BELLA SCHNEIDER BEAUTY Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Self-Heating Mask
BELLA SCHNEIDER BEAUTY Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Self-Heating Mask

BELLA SCHNEIDER BEAUTY Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Self-Heating Mask with Cranberry, Grapeseed Oil & Linoleic Acid ($58 USD). Bella Schneider Beauty is donating 20% of the October proceeds from their Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Self-Heating Mask with Cranberry, Grapeseed Oil & Linoleic Acid to the American Cancer Society.

Regenerate your skin with this unique self-heating active face mask. Heating dilates pores, purifies and makes key ingredients penetrate instantly. The result? Totally cleansed and bouncy, healthy skin. Anti-oxidant rich cranberry, hydrating yet light grapeseed oil and linoleic acid replenish your skin nutrient reserves and reduces fine lines and dryness; Purchase at www.LaBelleDaySpas.com.

The Better Skin Co._s Limited Edition Pink Gold Amaze Balm
The Better Skin Co.’s Limited Edition Pink Gold Amaze Balm

The Better Skin Co.’s Limited Edition Pink Gold Amaze Balm ($36 USD) — The Better Skin Co. is donating 100% of the October proceeds from their Limited Edition Pink Gold Amaze Balm to the Young Survival Coalition.

Nourish your skin with Ultra Rich Amaze Balm and it will love you. Oil of Coconut, Avocado, Sunflower, Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn create a silky-smooth slip. Shea Butter, Lanolin and Beeswax assist in creating the creamy goodness that will excite and satisfy your skin. Scented with a hint of grapefruit, Amaze Balm is all kinds of AMAZING! Once you try it, you’ll become obsessed with keeping this thickly textured moisturizer in your arsenal of beauty must-haves this fall.Use it as needed, when needed; Available at www.TheBetterSkinCo.com.

Baby Foot Pink Ribbon Box
Baby Foot Pink Ribbon Box

Baby Foot Pink Ribbon Box ($25 USD) — The original foot peel, Baby Foot, is donating 20% of the October proceeds from their PINK RIBBON BOX to the American Cancer Society.

Say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles with Baby Foot, which removes unwanted dead skin from your feet. Slip the booties on for one hour while your skin absorbs its unique formula designed to exfoliate. You’ll start to see your feet peeling within 3 to 7 days after your treatment, leaving feet super smooth. Purchase at www.BabyFoot.com.

Do you have any good recommendations for BCA month? Have you purchased anything fun that helps the cause?