Beauty, cosmetics, Nail Care

New Makeup For Fall!

Hi all! Fall is just around the corner and I’m starting to do my fall makeup reviews.  I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite times of year!

Below are new fall products that I have been sent for my honest review:

jane iredale's NEW Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks
jane iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks

Just launched is jane iredale’s NEW Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks ($35 each). there are 15 fresh “power colors” in a breakthrough luxury, clean formula. From electric pink (Natalie) to fine wine (Ella) to bold red (Gwen) to made-for-you nudes (Gabby, Molly, Sharon, Tricia), each lip-loving shade uses antioxidant-rich Moringa Oil to soothe and nourish, plus Tahitian Vanilla and Blackberry for subtly sweet, natural flavor.

I love how these feel on. They are hydrating but feel really light on.  I do have to layer them to get an opaque look. I have these in Jackie (peachy pink), Rose (light merlot) and Ella (deep rose brown).  I love nude and lighter colors and Jackie is so pretty on!  I will wear the other two in the fall when I deepen my lip color.

 

Morgan Taylor Fall Safari Swatches
Morgan Taylor Fall Safari Swatches

Morgan Taylor Lacquer has just launched their African Safari collection for Fall 2018. Inspired by the sweeping landscape of a safari, the Fall collection embodies the rich earth tones of this destination. Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter, and garnet compliment saturated crèmes giving the entire collection the uninhibited feeling that anything can happen under the starry skies of the Serengeti. Here are the shades:

·        Are You Lion to Me? – Pewter Shimmer

·        Off The Grid – Black Brown Crème

·        No Cell? Oh Well! – Sapphire Blue Pearl

·        Wanna Share a Tent? – Garnet Red Pearl

·        No Sudden Mauves – Rose Mauve Pearl

·        Neutral by Nature – Warm Nude Crème

These are all gorgeous for fall! I find that Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply easily and stays on for days! I love deeper polishes going into the cooler seasons and am exited to have these shades to play with!

 

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I just received these these gorgeous Hard Candy eye shadow palettes and have been testing them out.  The shadows are nice, but they do take some building up to get pigment. When I do build them up, they look so pretty all day! And there is little kick up in the pan or fall out on the eyes!

The Neutral Eyes are new for fall, so I don’t know if it is available for sale now, but the Hard Candy Pro Palette Glitter ($10 USD) and the Hard Candy Pro Palette in Mauve($8 USD) are available at Walmart.com.

What do you love about fall?

 

 

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bath products, Beauty, cosmetics, Self Tanning, Skincare

Summer Beauty Products to Give a Glow!

Summer is officially here, but it has been scorching hot in Kansas City for about 6 weeks now! Even though it’s hot, it is also humid so I stay inside most of the summer.  That means any tan or glow I get comes from beauty products!

I have received the following products for my honest review from Josie Maran, Jergens and Hard Candy:

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Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Body Oil ($38 USD) — This is a self-tanning body oil that features a blend of 100% Pure Argan Oil for intense nourishment and fast-absorbing 100% Pure Argan Oil Light for a semi-matte finish. Natural DHA helps give skin a healthy, even, natural-looking bronzed glow and the included plush mitt ensures streak-free, blissful application.

I have this in Hippie Beach, which I think is a new scent. It includes notes of lavender, sage, chamomile, and rose. It smells no nice! This has a really nice mitt that makes it easy to blend in. This gives a golden tan that looks so natural, which I love!

Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter ($23 USD) — The subtle sting and proprietary lip-plumping complex visibly enhance lips for a voluptuous, juicy pout. Soothing manuka honey and moringa butter hydrate for smoother and fuller-looking lips.

The shade I have is Embrace It Honey.  It’s a nice nudes shade.  I feel a very slight sting when I apply, but it’s not a pure plumper because it also hydrates the lips. It’s nice for a natural, pouty look.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48 USD) — There’s only one ingredient in this bottle: 100% pure, 100% organic, 100% natural Argan Oil. This nourishes, conditions, and heals. Absorbs easily into skin, intensely hydrating and leaving behind a dewy glow.

It’s always good to have a bottle of Argan oil on hand, and this one is 100% pure so I know it’s good for my skin.  I use it to remove makeup, on dry skin patches and on the ends of my hair.  Such a multi-tasker!

Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer (#8.99 USD) — Glides smoothly on wet skin to instantly lock in hydration. and I towel dry it in.  It is so easy to use and gives a gradual tan. I love that I pat it dry and I can dress and go! And the color doesn’t rub off of my towel or clothes. Plus it has a light, fresh scent.  Available for Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan skin tones.

Hard Candy Glitteratzi ($6 USD) — Apply to eyes, lips or body. Apply one coat for a sheer layer of sparkle, or two coats for full impact liquid glitter. Available in 7 shades.  The shades I have are Twinkle (pink), Star (gold) and Aurora (white and pink).  These dry down and don’t budge, so I think they are best on the eyes.  I don’t care for drying lipstick, but I love it when my eye makeup stays all day.  Star is more opaque than the other two shades, so it looks amazing on the eyes.  I’ve used the white as face highliter, it’s very glittery! I also might try them on my body or cheekbones.  Glitter is fun to play with, especially in the summer!

What summer products are you loving?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics, Fragrance, Haircare

Fun Products For Easy Summer Beauty!

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Happy Friday!  I’ve received samples of some fun products for my honest review.  Some are new and some are new to me, but all are fun for the summer to some degree!

Ola Tropical Apothecary Body Mist ($14 for 2 oz) – The secret ingredient in Ola Tropical Apothecary’s Deep Sea Body Mist is…the water.  Found at 3000’ below the ocean surface off the Kona Coast, each Body Mist contains over 90 trace minerals, and is high in calcium and magnesium.  A few simple spritzes to hair, face and skin instantly hydrates and moisturizes. 

I first thought this was like a body cologne spray, but it has a very fine mist and I read that it can be used on the face.  I have the Pikake, which smells like a Hawaiian lei, and the Passion Fruit.  I LOVE the passion fruit one, it’s one of my favorite scents. These are very refreshing and hydrating.

Hotheads’ Mini G Hairbrush ($9.29 USD) – Good things really do come in small packages!  The Mini G conveniently fits in your handbag, gym bag or travel bag.  Use it with your favorite dry shampoo to refresh tired locks.  It’s the perfect little brush to distribute your leave-in products before heading out into the sun.  Great for detangling after a swim, the Mini G also helps remove sand debris from the scalp and hair.  Finishing your day at the beach using the Mini G will reduce frizz and help create the perfect ponytail.  

Mally Beauty More Is More Mascara ($20 USD) has a special brush designed to grip lashes and smooth mascara out to the very tips for exceptional length and definition. Has a rich, creamy, jet black formula. It took me a few uses to get a very voluminous look.  And it only really lengthens if I use a primer underneath. It is very black, though!

Mally Beauty Kiss Me Tinted Lip Oil ($27.21 USD for 3) — I received this in Crystal Clear, but you can get a trio including Crystal Clear, Peach Me and What a Melon. This is a conditioning oil that gives shine like a gloss, but it’s not sticky. It has a minty taste. This is nice when I want something on my lips, but don’t want to wear color.

Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Colored Mascara ($5 USD) — Delivers intense opaque color that will not clump or flake. Maximum bristled brush helps give volume and length to all lashes. Available in 8 colored mascaras and two glitter top coats. The two shades I received are the glitter top coats in Disco Ball and Shooting Star.  Disco Ball has silver glitter and shows up more than Shooting Star, which has black and multi-colored glitter. These show up the best in the sunlight.  They are fun, but I will probably be giving them to my daughter.

What products have you been trying out lately?

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics

Fresh and New Spring Makeup Part 2

Happy Sunday!  It’s snowing in Kansas City, the second weekend in a row!  We don’t get a lot of snow, so this is pretty irritating.  My daughter’s lacrosse game has been cancelled again — she’s still waiting to play the first game of the season!

I did a new (and new to me) Spring makeup post last week.  You can read it here.  I still have  more products I have been trying for the first time that I wanted to share.  Here are some of my new faves:

 

Hard Candy Fox in a Box
Hard Candy Fox in a Box

Hard Candy Fox in a Box Scented Marbleized Baked Powder ($7 USD) The packaging on these powders are so fun and they smell good, too! The packaging has a scratch and sniff sticker, so you can see what the powder smells like.

There are five shades, 3 bronzers and two blushes. That’s what the Wal-Mart website shows. I do have the lightest bronzer called Girl Boss. It’s so light and shimmery that I use it as a highlighter. It’s very glowy. I also have the blush Girl Next Door. It’s a pretty soft pink.

The Hard Candy Fox in A Box Scented Marbleized Baked Powder are available at Walmart and Walmart.com.

Pixi Beauty Palette Chloette
Pixi Beauty Palette Chloette

Pixi Beauty Palette Chloette ($24 USD) — This palette is a collaboration between Pixi and You Tuber Chloe Morello.  The palette contains Chloe’s favorite shades inspired by love and romance.  Super silky blush and eye shades bring that “in-love glow” to your complexion & lids. Plus, there is a trio of matte eye contour & liner shades that double as brow powders to define.

This colors are really soft and pretty.  The shimmery eye shadows can double as highlighters.  This will be really nice in the summer and it will be great to have one palette that takes care of most of a makeup look.

Purchase at http://www.pixibeauty.com, Target.com and Target stores

 

Maybelline New York Eye Liners
Maybelline New York Eye Liners

Maybelline New York Master Precise Ink Metallic Eyeliner ($8.99 USD) — This broad range of eyeliners provides brilliant metallic, pop and glitter finishes for show stopping eyes. The high impact shades come in 7 vibrant colors that last up to 12 hours!  This works well for a cut crease or a pop of color.  I have the Solar Gold shade and it looks really nice over a black liner.

Maybelline New York Curvitude Liner  ($8.99 USD) Maybelline’s first angled eyeliner hugs tightly to the curve of the lash line for the most sensationally refined eyes. The angled pen reaches over the lid and effortlessly fills above and behind lashes, while the 0.2MM flex tip precisely glides between every lash to create a fuller lash line.  I haven’t tried this one yet, but I think it would make doing a winged liner easier.

Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($9.99 USD) Combining the precision of liquid eyeliner with the ease of a gel formula, Lasting Drama gives intense color that stays all day. The gel formula holds more pigments than a traditional liquid liner, to create the most intense color. This comes in 4 shades — Blackest Black, Brown, Charcoal and Eggplant.  I don’t usually wear black liner, but this one is so pigmented and rich!  I love it for waterlines and tight lining and the other shades for definition and color. You could definitely do a wing with these, too.

***NEW Maybelline New York Master Fixer Makeup Remover Pen*** ($7.99 USD) Everyone makes mistakes! See mishaps disappear in the blink of an eye with Maybelline’s makeup corrector tool. Now, correct liner mistakes instantly, all without ruining your look. Maybelline’s makeup remover pen touches up any smudges or marks without leaving behind a greasy feeling.

Available at Maybelline.com

 

ybf Fall in Love Lipstick & Lipgloss duo
ybf Fall in Love Lipstick & Lipgloss duo

ybf Fall in Love Lipstick & Lipgloss duo ($22 USD) — This lightly scented, hydrating lipstick and lip gloss duo is suitable for every skin tone and will leave lips looking bold and voluptuous. With a creamy paraben-free formula infused with Smart Active Complexes, lips are rich, luminous and smooth for a soft n’ silky, pout.

The lipstick comes with a convenient case with a protractible mirror attached, making it the perfect lip essential to take and apply on the go.

The shades are Passionate Pink (in the photo above), Bloomin’ Berry/Rockin’ Raspberry, Regal & Romantic Red, & Kissable Coral.  The lipsticks are very creamy and moisturizing. My favorite is the gloss.  It is gorgeous, hydrating and not sticky at all!

Available at ybfbeauty.com

What products have you been loving this spring, and are looking forward to using in the summer?

anti-aging, Beauty, Candles, Haircare, Holiday Gift Sets, Skincare

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Beauty Bonanza!

There are so many amazing holiday beauty sets out this year! Gifts of skincare,  candles, hair care and fragrance are all great ideas for the beauty junkie on your list!

Below are some of my top picks for Holiday 2017:

H2O+ Beauty Oasis Dewy Duo ($30 USD) — Oasis Hydrating Treatment is clinically proven to keep your complexion noticeably softer, smoother, and continuously hydrated for 24 hours
– Oasis Smooth Lip Conditioner nourishes, smooths, and seals in moisture

H2O+ Beauty Oasis Lip Service Trio ($20 USD) — Lip Gels feature a minty fresh flavor and provide rich hydration with their innovative gel texture. Smooth, add shine, and finish with a watercolor tint in blushing pink, cheeky plum, or sheer shine.

Purchase at http://www.h2oplus.com

Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Detox Skin Care Kit – 2pc ($12.99 USD) — Say Yes to™ your new favorite LBM (little black masks) with charcoal to naturally deep clean and detoxify your skin all winter long (all you need now is a good juice cleanse!) In Just 10 minutes, your clear skin will be revealed. Includes our Charcoal Peel-Off Mask and Charcoal Paper Mask.

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mini Duo – 2pc ($5 USD) — Yes to™ charcoal, a natural detoxifier and impurity remover to deep clean skin! Use the Charcoal Cleansing products to help clear skin and fight breakout prone skin. Kit Includes our Charcoal 10ct Facial Wipes and Trial and Travel Size Charcoal Cleanser.

Purchase at Target and Walmart stores

Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit

Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit ($38 USD) — A giftable ensemble that includes a sampling of Commodity’s most-coveted scents – Orris, Oolong and Book. The kit includes a trio of NEW 2.5oz soy-based candles and their corresponding 5ml Eau de Parfum travel-sprays.

  • Orris – A blend of sparkling freshness and warm sensuality.
  • Oolong – A soothing and warm scent that evokes a relaxing afternoon.
  • Book –    A fresh and woodsy fragrance inspired by the great novels of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

All Commodity fragrances are unisex, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Candles are hand-poured and blended.

Purchase at us.commodity.co.uk

 

 

Hot Tools CurlBar

Hot Tools CurlBar ($99.99) — Unique to the CurlBar is the rotating dial which controls the temperature and timer settings with a digital temperature read out.  It has  variable heat settings up 450ºF and a glowing light ring which flashes while heating up and remains steady when set.  This iron also features a built-in Curl Timer which lets you select the time needed (from 1-30 seconds) for the type/texture of hair being styled with a vibrating notification in the handle when the time is up. CurlBar offers universal dual voltage which is great for travel.  Available in 1” and 1 ¼” 24K GOLD barrels which provides even heat distribution and is ideal for creating long-lasting curls. Additional features are the 9 ft. Professional Tangle-Free Swivel Cord, a heat-resistant glove and a 3 year limited warranty.

Purchase at Ulta and http://www.ulta.com

ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit

ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($78 on sale $110 reg. price) — Our revolutionary CrazySmooth® system features our proprietary blend of rare essential oils including Camellia and Abyssinian, as well as seaweed and shea butter, to instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy youthful condition.

Purchase at ColorProof.com

The Hard Candy Fragrance Set ($19.99 USD) — The fragrance Hard Candy Pink is a floral gourmand blend, a luscious, juicy and divine scent that playfully teases and arouses the senses for an overdose of passion and spark. She’s a young woman who is fashion and trend conscious. Her style fits her personality. She’s outgoing and has a great sense of humor. The Hard Candy girl is one of the cool chicks and she likes to stand out.

  • Includes: Hard Candy Pink Eau de Toilette Fragrance Spray 1.7 fl oz, Body Mist Spray 8.0 fl oz and Fierce Effects Lipstick 1.8 oz

Purchase at Walmart stores and http://www.walmart.com

 

 

Beauty, cosmetics

Makeup For Glam Halloween Looks!

Halloween isn’t only a time for candy (I have to remind myself), it’s for dressing up and being someone or something else for a night!  I don’t really dress up, but I do like to play with my makeup and wear fun colors I wouldn’t normally wear!

Below are some great products for different looks.  Go mermaid with blues and greens, unicorns with shimmery pastels or just change it up and wear black lipstick and eyeliner (my plan)!

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow ($8.99 USD) — Paint it Loud with high impact L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow. Layer and customize colors with cream eye shadow duos. Wear alone or blend with other shades. High Impact Color, All Day Wear. In 12 fun and bright combos.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner ($9.99 USD) — Paint it loud with L’Oreal’s Infallible Paints Eyeliner, 0.1mm felt tip for liquid liner precision. Define and design eyes with total control using one or multiple colors.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints ($9.99 USD) — Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color with L’Oreal’s Infallible Lip Paints. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in a variety of high-impact colors, from nude to bold.

Purchase online or at other mass market retailers.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($5.79)Intense glossy colour that lasts all day and night, up to 24 hour wear. The formula is fade, transfer and waterproof. The Innovative ball tip applicator allows for a bold look.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour (5.49 USD) — Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.

Purchase at Ulta and other great beauty retailers

Hard Candy Cosmetics Poppin Pigments Glitter Trio in Flaunt ($6) –This trio includes smoky lilac, rose gold, and opal pigments, which work perfectly for mermaids, unicorns, and other iridescent Halloween looks.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Just Glow! Liquid Luminizer ($6) –These liquid luminizers come in four different shades to make your cheekbones pop. Apply some to the peaks of your face for a soft shimmer or smear it all over depending on your Halloween costume. We suggest layering the Prismatic Highlighter on top of this liquid for an otherworldly glow.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Top Coats ($6) —   These these topcoats alone or on top of lipstick to give your pout a prismatic effect.
These and more (including an eye shadow palette) only at Walmart stores.
The great thing about all of this makeup is that it is affordable.  You can pick up a few new things for your costume, and keep it for future bold looks.  What are you doing for Halloween, a fun new look or going all out with a costume?

 

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