Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aug Favorites

Its that time again , time for Aug favorites , Summer is almost over, it was like a complete blur  which I am not very happy about, but at the same time  , I am looking forward to Fall's and all the Fall collections that will be coming out ,  anyway let jump right into this.

Pureology Essential Repair Shampoo & Pureology Essential Repair Conditioner -Im so happy I have found a shampoo and conditioner I like , ive tried so many product and they either way my hair down, doesnt do what the packaging says  it gonna do and so on , so when I tried this for the first time I knew this was gonna be the one I would love , this is the best product for repairing and strengthening the hair , so  beauties if you use hot tools and stuff on your hair and it dry ,  damage and etc I highly suggest this , and the best thing about this is that it is a 100 % vegan product .

Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel-Love this product for my oily skin , it is so gentle and smooth to the skin , it removes oils,  dirt, makeup , unclogs pores that cause breakouts. You should use this product twice a day for best results and to keep the oils in your skin at bay , you will see smoother healthier skin in just 2 day , the first time I used it and felt my face , it was like magic no oily at all.

Mario Badescu Kiwi Face Scrub- This is an awesome exfoliate  to keep your skin clear and smooth , it made with real kiwi seed and vitamin rich seaweed with help get all the dead skin off you face , the only bad thing about this product I didnt like is that the smell is awful , it generally isnt something you would want to smell like.

Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer For Oily Skin-This is a lovely moisturizer if you have oily skin ,the botanicail and seaweed extract in this product make it oil-free, this is an ideal moisturizer for oily and sensitive skin, this product soak into the skin so face absorbing all the oils giving you still so smooth you wouldn't believe it !

Mac Demi -Wipes- These are my new favorite cleansing towelettes, they get off all my makeup , waterproof mascara everything , and I just love the scent of them , they have a mild floral scent that is so refreshing .

Mac Fix +-Most of you probably already know about this product , but this was my first time trying it since I normally dont by Mac product because I feel there highly over rated and you can find better I think , but I did decide to try the highly requested product Mac Fix + and im glad I did , this is a really great setting spray & skin refresher , it great for though day your in a rush and need a little wake me up and also for though day you can be a little heavy handed and taking away the cakey or powder affect .. I will be repurchasing this again .

Mac Pro Longwear Foundation -Recently I decide to try a mac foundation , like I said above I not the biggest Mac fan , but i wanted to give it a try , I gotta say i'm really enjoying this foundation , it gives great coverage , a flawless finish and it so smoothing an easy to blend , it was so worth the 30 dollars .

NYX Eyeshadow Base- Loving this product , it is a skin tone base for any eyeshadow , it doesnt crease , flake or anything , it give that prefect smooth base for the perfect eye shadow application , it is a really smooth creamy texture and blend beautiful into the skin .

Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara-This is a great  transparent  gel mascara for your brow or lashes, this it the only product I use on my brows daily , just to give them the sleek smooth look , it is also a great lash product , I do use this before I apply my mascara just give my lashes a perfect base before my mascara and it give awesome separation , for 2 dollars this was an awesome product.

Vaseline Lip Therapy-Truth is I only got this cute little product because it was the smallest and cutest thing I found , This is like any other Vaseline lip care product , it work so well for soothing the lip .. I love it 

Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara- Amazing mascara , it is a little on the pricey side for a mascara, but it worth , the formula is amazing , it so buildable , have great staying power, give awesome curl and mega hold . 

Wet N Wild Juicy Lip Balm- To be honest , I really only love this for the scent and the quick shine they will give the lips , the scent and the shine is pretty good , they dont last long at all , but just for a throw in the bag item I love it for a quick shine to the lips .

OPI Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener -What a good nail strengthener this is , it does so well on my nail , I apply before I paint my nail which I do alot , like every other day im changing up my nail polish , this has help my nail from chipping , breaking and everything , really glad I tried this out .

OPI Top Coat -Another great product from OPI , I really love this product because I love the shine it give your nail and the staying power it has .

Loreal Colour Riche Nail Varnish ( 103 Check Me Out)& (104 Penthouse Pink)- These are 2 beautiful pink shade, I love them , they have great formula , nice color pay off, no chipping , and just an over all great polish .

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Aug Collective Haul

Hey Glam's , I did quite a bit of shopping this month (well, no more than I normally do. . . .hehe) and I have decided to start doing a Collective Haul instead of mini one when I get numerous things. with that being said this is all stuff Ive picked up in the month of Aug , some of the stuff I have used and some I haven't yet , the stuff I have I will give you a quick first impression on it ... so let get started shall we !! 

 Loreal Colour Riche Nail Varnish
Retail Price $5.99-7.99

380 Butterfly Kisses
Color- Soft Baby Pink/Purple
Opaque -2 Coats

102 Boozy Bruch 
Color-Rich Bright Orange
Opaque-2-3 coats

106 Vip Status
Color-Blackened Frost Teal Shimmer
Opaque-4 Coats

104 Penthouse Pink
Color- Nude Baby Pink
Opaque-4 coats

550 After Hours
Color -Deep Navy
Opaque-2 Coats

103 Check Me Out
Color- Hot Pink
Opaque- 2 Coats

480 Breaking Curfew
Color-Deep Plum Purple
Opaque-2 Coats

400 Tangerine Crush
Color-Orange Coral
Opaque- 3 Coats

105 Club Prive
Color-Creme Aqua 
Opaque-3 Coat

My Thoughts- I have tried all these , sadly I almost have the whole collection :-/ . These are lovely polishes, they have great staying power (1 week), dont chip , great color selection and an awesome brush, I would recommend these to anyone that want fun & funky or  soft and romantic polish , there is a polish for everyone in this collection.

Lippe Alert !!

Sinful Color Lip Shine
Retail Price-$2.99
Retailer- Walgreens


2295 Hot Or Trot
Color-Creme Cranberry Pink
Application-Doe Foot Applicator,( This is more of a lipstick it lip gloss form)
2296 Pucker Up Baby
Color-Creme Light Bubble Gum Pink
Application-Doe Foot Applicator,( This is more of a lipstick it lip gloss form)

My Thoughts-For the price there worth it , the selection is hit or miss  I found these on a whim. These glosses/lipstick is not sticky at all they have very nice color play off for $2.99 , the color selection is  hit or miss also  not all the color are pigmented .

Pure Ice Lip Gloss
Retail Price-$1.99
Retailers- Walgreens


1374 Creamsicle
Color-Shimmer Coral
Application-Doe Foot Applicator,Creamy texture, Not Long Wearing, Pigmented

1367 Rio
Color-Deep  Cranberry Red
Application-Doe Foot Applicator, Sticky Texture, Sheer Pigmented, Not Long Wearing

My Thoughts- Im on the fence about the Pure Ice Lip Glosses, I want to like them because they have some very beautiful colors, but they are hit or miss, some are sticky , some are not , for a quick touch or something there ok , but for long wear or a long night out I wouldnt waste my time to apply these , they do have a faint scent that smell like liquid medicine.

Revlon Lip Gloss
Retail Price-$8.99( I Found On Clearance $2.29)
Retailer- Drugstore

160 Firecracker
Color-Orange Red
Application-Doe Foot Applicator, Semi Sticky Texture, Pigmented


NYX Cream Shadows 
Retail Price- $5.99 
Retailer -Ulta


CRS13 Deep Blue
Color- Royal Blue
Application- Doe Foot Applicator, Creamy Texture, Does Crease If You Dont Have Primer
 CRS07 Ice White
Color- Pearl White
Application- Doe Foot Applicator, Creamy Texture, Does Crease If You Dont Have Primer

My Thoughts- Great drugstore product, these make a great base a eyeshadow and they give an awesome pop of color , they will crease if you don't use a primer... but I also have oily lids, these are very pigmented , have a wide selection of colors and great price point , if your lucky you can normally get them for buy 1 get one 50% off . 



Nyx Bohemian Chic Palette
24 nude matte shadows & 2 blushes
Retail Price- $19.99

 Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad
Retail Price- $4.99(I got it one clearance for $1.79)

14Q Sapphire Smokes 
Color- Blues
Application- Have not tried this product out yet

 Boot No 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow
Retail Price-$8.99
Retailer- Target


50 Storm
Colors- Blues/ Greys
Application-  Have not tried this product out yet

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio
   Retail Price- $9.99
Retailer- Drugstore

Smokey Eye
Application -Have not tried this product out yet


Lancome Color Design Sensational Effect Eyeshadow
Retail Price- $18.00
Retailer- Dept Stores(Macy's , Dillards, Nordstorms)

 Lancome Sensational Eyeshadow
Color-303 Miss Sweetheart( Purple)
Application-Have not tried this product out yet

Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara
Retail- $26.00
Retailer- Dept Stores(Macy's , Dillards, Nordstorms)


Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Color- 01 Excessive Black
Application-Have not tried this product out yet

* These next 7 items im going to show you are items I got free at Macy's if you bought $35 dollar worth of Lancome product you get 6 items free.
What you get out
  • A Black Or White Makeup Bag ( I got Black)
  • Lancome High Resolution  Refill 3x Triple Action Renewal Anti- Wrinkle Cream
  • Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Correcteur 
  • Lancome Double Action Makeup Remover
  • Lancome Eye Shadow Quad
  • Lancome Definicils Mascara
  • Lancome Natural Beauty Lipstick In Cream 

The next items you will see are alone the same thing as what I said above , this one was at Sephora though .  There was a Facebook post going around/email and if you where a VIB member and spent $ 35 dollars in-store  on anything you would receive this Sephora goodie bag . 
  • Metallic Makeup Bag
  • Philosophy Hope In A Jar Sample
  • Sephora Instant Moisturizer
  • Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty Superfine Exfoliant
  • Stila Lip & Cheek Stain In Passion Fruit Crush(Full Size)
  • Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara
  • Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Mascara
  • Benefit POREfessional 
  • StriVectin -TL Protein Tightener
Thats all for this month :)
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Product Review-Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Energzing Oxygen Gel Cream

What Is It
An energizing, oil-free moisturizer for a healthy glow. 
Could your skin use a breath of fresh air? Environmental and lifestyle factors can cloud your complexion, making it appear dull and lackluster. Send your skin to detox with Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer. This lightweight, fresh-feeling moisturizer acts like a breath of fresh air to revitalize skin showing the signs of living. It helps diffuse energizing oxygen to the skin as needed to detoxify skin, support cell respiration and restore a healthy-looking glow. It's enriched with a blend of antioxidants to help protect skin against environmental attack and keep skin cells at peak performance. Take A Deep Breath provides oil-free hydration to leave skin feeling smooth, comfortable and perfectly balanced. Skin goes from dull and lackluster to fresh, revitalized and positively glowing.

  • Helps diffuse energizing oxygen for glowing skin
  • Blend of antioxidants helps protect skin against environmental attack
  • Provides oil-free, lightweight hydration 
    Breath new life into your skin With Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer by Philosophy. This lightweight hydrator detoxifies and helps protect for a healthy-looking glow

    What it is formulated WITHOUT:
    - Parabens
    - Sulfates
    - Synthetic Fragrances
    - Synthetic Dyes
    - Petrochemicals
    - GMOs
    - Triclosan 

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    • None

    Best Uses
    • Bedtime
    • Dry/Chapped Skin
    • Morning Before Makeup
    • After Shower
    • Winter Dryness

    My Thoughts-I just got this sample in a couple days ago and I absolutely love it. After my sample ran out I went out and got a jar I will continue to use this it,, I was hooked! I'm 22  with  oily skin; oily down the T-zone, cheeks and chin area  I've found that you don't need very much product at all. I start with a pea-sized amount, pat between my 2 middle fingers and then smooth onto my entire face. Then I take a half-pea-sized amount and, with my ring fingers, gently tap on a second layer to my under eye area (where I'm the driest). I allow the moisturizer to absorb into my skin for about 2 minutes before applying any makeup. I've used this product daily for just about 3 weeks and have seen a HUGE change in my skin's appearance, this is a great product for anyone with any skin type , it give a great glow but best of all is this a beyond the top moisturizer... if you have dry patches or anything on your face this is going to make them gone overnight  This product is not greasy , it does not have an awful smell like some moisturizer gel can have, long lasting and absorb super fast, to some this product might be a splurge because it is move then what you would pay in the drugstore for a moisturizer like Olay , Aveeno Etc , but in my eye this is the best moisturizer ive ever used .

    What Is Your Favorite Gel Moisturizer ?

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    DIY Body Scrubs & Salts

    Hey Glam's ... earlier this week I was think about some cool homemade things to make for the holidays coming up and for my future holiday giveaway , so my mom and I came of with numerous body scrubs and salts which would be a cute gift to pamper yourself for the upcoming fall and winter and that blistering cold weather.

    ~All recipes will be posted below and a brief note on what the scrub/salt is for and what the benefit it has on your skin .

    * The first scrub is a coffee scented scrub " you are literally gonna smell like a Starbuck Coffee Shop". Coffee scrub are wonderful for many reasons , they help reduce the appearance of cellulite, signs of aging, & soothe red irritated skin. Coffee is one of the most natural ingredient  to tighten your skin in places that you want to look better, also since coffee has so much caffeine in it , it help reduce wrinkles, frown line , crows feet  tighten everything up. This scrub is for all over the body .  

    • Coffee Sugar Scrub 

    Mix Together {this recipe fills 4 of those little 4 oz. mason jars}
    • 1 cup ground coffee( I used Italian Espresso
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

    The next scrub is a pecan chocolate body scrub .Chocolate scrub are one of the most common scrub that spa use since it packed with so many good benefits it nourishes and soften dry skin , acts as a deep moisturizer, can smooth wrinkles, make skin more supple & smooth , help calm irritated skin , promotes healthy detoxification of skin cells, rejuvenates skin from the inside out & can increase circulation to the skin when combined with caffeine.

    • Chocolate Pecan Body Scrub

    1/2 cup turbinado sugar( any white sugar will work)
    1/4 cup very light (or extra virgin) olive oil
    2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    (Makes approx. 7 ounces.)

    Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

    Next scrub is a chocolate mint body scrub. This scrub has the same benefit as the chocolate one above this one just has an extra little surprise in it " peppermint"

    • Chocolate Mint Body Scrub

    1 cup sugar
    2-4 tablespoons dark cocoa
    1/4-1/2 cup of your preferred oil (jojoba, avocado, almond)
    2-4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
    1-2 drops of Vitamin E Oil (optional)

    Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .
    4 on the list of scrubs is a peppermint foot/body scrub . Peppermint scrubs are one of the most popular scrubs for the holiday because its wonderful scent . Peppermint is the idea scent to break you from stress to calm the body ,this homemade body/foot scrub is great for scrubbing away those dead skin cells and hardened layers of skin ,softening  skin  and just smelling like a candy cane .
    • Peppermint Body/Foot Scrub
    For the Colored Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
    (to fill a pint jar)
    1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
    1/3 cup light olive oil
    1 Tablespoon peppermint extract
    gradually add coloring until desired color is reached
    Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .
    Citrus Sea Salt Scrub
    Finally is a citrus sea salt scrub . Sea salt is a great exfoliate for your skin , getting all though dead skin cells off and leaving you with smooth skin , also sea salt is known for relax achy musculus & makes a great bath soak for your entire body adding citrus for a more relaxing scent.
    1/2 cup sea salt
    1/2 cup sweet almond oil
    (can substitute light olive oil or vegetable oil)
    1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    1/2 teaspoon orange zest  

    Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

    Enjoy :)
    What are your favorite DYI Scrubs ?