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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fresh, Handmade Cosemtics from LUSH

Some fun new makeup from Lush has landed in my lap and I love it!  Other than the adorable packaging, the colors really pop and and last all day.  The Emotional Brilliance line from Lush is made up of dozens of vibrant colors for eyes, lips and skin.  Right now, I have on Motivation, a two-tone, peacock blue liquid eyeliner.  It goes on smooth and is really easy to apply...no clumps!  Perspective, a natural dusky-rose lip gloss is the perfect neutral gloss that is easily worn every day.  At Lush, they NEVER test their products on animals and their products are made from organic fruit and vegetables and they use only vegetarian ingredients!  Pretty amazing!  Check out everything Lush has to offer at LushUSA.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beyond Clear: A NEW Kind of Skin Clearing System

Forget everything you thought you knew about acne products.  Say hello to Beyond Clear, A NEW breakthrough skin clearing system!
Developed by the #1 dermatologist prescribed BPO acne brand, Beyond Clear does the complete opposite of what you've come to expect from an acne product.  Beyond Clear clears breakouts twice as fast, without irritation, prevents future breakouts for continuously clear skin and improves skin tone and texture. 
Beyond Clear balances, repairs and strengthens your skin to deliver softer, smoother and more beautiful skin.  The secret is the patent-pending Clarifoam Technology Foam Delivery System that enables the first successful combination of BPO, Retinol, Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide at higher, more effective levels that is suitable for ALL skin types.  It's also hydrating so it clears up breakouts while being good for your skin!
You'll see results unlike anything you've ever seen from an acne system.  Beyond Clear gets your skin clearer, faster, without the usual redness, flaking and dryness.  I used the Beyond Clear Skin Clearing System at the first sign of a small breakout and within two days the breakout was gone!  I'll definitely be keeping this system handy for my next ugly break out!
For all of the details and information on Beyond Clear, go to beyondclearskin.com
You can also follow Beyond Clear on Twitter @beyondclearskin AND follow them on Facebook/beyondclearskin

Monday, April 8, 2013

Long-Wearing Lancome for your Face & Lips!

If it's 24-hour, lasting protection you're after, look no further than Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24.  After 8 years of research, Lancome has released it's first 24-hour long wear foundation.  Your complexion will stay flawless, velvety and matte with no powdery effect.  Teint Idole Ultra is blendable and with Perlite and Silica, ingredients that absorb oils, your skin won't get oily halfway through the day!

For lip color that lasts and lasts, look no further than Lancome's Rouge in Love line!  With it's collection of radiant, high-potency colors, this 6-hour staying power lip line feels so light on your lips you'll forget you have lip color on!  Offering the comfort of a lip balm, Rouge in Love smooths and softens lips, thanks to nourishing and repairing oils.  Although it's a lipstick, I found that I had a little shine with the shade, Ever So Sweet and didn't even bother to put on a glossy top coat as I normally do!

Elujuda Hair Treatment for Fighting Frizz!

Elujuda FO & Elujuda MO

At Milbon they believe that bbeautiful hair makes people feel happy and content. Milbon believes that happy feelings contribute to cultural growth and peace on earth.  With the new Elujuda hair conditioning treatment from Milbon, your coarse or unmanageable hair will soften and tame in no time! Elujuda Hair Conditioning and Styling oil is made of Baobab Seed Oil.  FO adds fullness and softness while the MO tames thick, puffy hair. 

I've been using the MO since my hair is thick with some natural curl to it that demands attention or it goes in to a crazy frizzy tailspin.  The Mellow Oil really seems to do the trick for my hair.  I noticed that my hair was much softer and had almost no frizz!

For more information about this and other Milbon products go to Milbon-USA.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eye Rock Designer Liner!

Recently I was given something kind of cool to try out...Eye Rock Designer Liner Instant Eyeliner Tapes.  The instant eyeliner is designed by Eye Rocks' Creative Director, Zoe Pocock and delivers eyeliner with perfect, smudge-free lines.  Each self-adhesive strip can be applied in seconds and lasts up to 16 hours!
Each pack contains four different styles (see below)

I found the instant liner super easy to apply and even easier to remove.   Since I love the look liquid eyeliner can create but hate having to actually create them myself, I'm now a fan of Eye Rock!  Below, you can see how much it looks like actual liquid liner!

Check it all out at rock-cosmetics.com


Pixi: Make-up to Wake-up!

Take it up a notch with Pixi's Make Up to Wake Up Trio!  These three amazing new products create a perfectly framed face on point with the latest trend: Super sharp groomed brows and defined eyes.

Lash Line Ink:  A waterproof, deep black liquid liner pen creates a smooth, flawless line that will make your eyes pop!  The flexible precision tip makes it easy to apply directly into your lash line for extra definition - perfect for a natural look or full-on cat eye!

Large Lash Mascara:  Delivers intensely volumizing and lengthening large lashes in an instant!  It separates, lengthens and plumps each individual lash for a flash lash look without clumping.  Smudge-proof and water-resistant!

Natural Brow Duo:  Brow pencil and gel shape and tame brows in a convenient, one-shade-suits-all duo.  One end has a waterproof brow pencil with angled tip for precise and natural looking application.  The other end contains a tinted soft-hold gel for keeping brows in place.

Pixi is available at Target and is another affordable line that I'm in love with!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Obsession: IT Cosmetics by Jamie Kern

Have you heard of IT Cosmetics yet?  If you haven't, you need to check it out immediately!  Until a few weeks ago I was fairly unfamiliar with the brand.  I'd seen it on the pages of Allure, Lucky and Marie Claire magazines, but hadn't had the chance to use any of the products myself.  My first test drive of IT Cosmetics was so fabulous I'll forever be a user!

My absolute, hands down, favorite thing on earth right now is IT Cosmetics Vitality Flush Anti-Aging Color Reviver Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi. (pictured below)  It can be used on your lips for a unique-to-your skin tone lip color and on your cheeks for that same unique-to-you color!  It contains plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, argan and jojoba plus vitamins A, C and E, green and white tea and aloe!  Super moisturizing!  You won't see the color until it's applied on your skin or lips but on my skin it turned the perfect, light pink!  I love it!

I'm also loving IT Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation.  With Peptides, hyaluronic acid, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen and vitamins A, C and E, it's like a facial in a bottle...in a foundation!  This amazing foundation gave my skin a perfectly flawless appearance when I used only a tiny bit!  It's designed to deliver powerful oxygen to your skin, which aids in skin regeneration, repair and key ingredient absorption.  It's been clinically proven to increase skin barrier repair and clinically proven to increase skin hydration over 71% after just one application!  I applied the IT-02 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation with the IT Hydra Sponge for an airbrushed to perfection look!  I used a little warm water to dampen the sponge, squeezed out the excess water and the Hydra Sponge blended everything, including concealer into my skin effortlessly!

Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder (pictured below) with Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides and Drops of Light Technology is another must have for your make up collection.  This illuminating powder absorbs oil and shine while blurring away the look of pores and fine lines without settling into wrinkles..thank goodness! I tend to avoid illuminators because they contain sparkle and glitter that settles into my fine lines and makes me look much older than I really am, but Hello Light doesn't have any glitter or sparkle!  Used with the Heavenly Luxe Angled Radiance Brush, application has never been so simple!

The last couple of things I should mention are Vitality Cheek Flush in Pretty in Peony and Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer.  Both are now permanent staples in my make up routine.  Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer can be worn alone or you can add mascara over the top for an even more dramatic effect.  I found that just using Tightline Full Lash alone was enough for day to day wear!  Vitality Cheek Flush is a powder blush stain, something totally new to the world of blush.  It not only stains cheeks for all day wear, but it's also enriched with anti-aging powerhouse ingredients!  It's waterproof (great for summer) and is talc-free so it won't cling to fine lines or wrinkles...yay again!

Learn more about IT Cosmetics by clicking here to get to their website or check out QVC for more info!  I was surfing through the channels over the weekend and found an entire hour dedicated to IT Cosmetics with it's founder Jamie Kern on QVC and I was hooked on it!  I watched the entire thing! Check it out and you'll see!

My Favorite Things from Hard Candy Cosmetics Right Now!

Get glossy with ALL GLOSSED UP lip crayon from Hard Candy! An amazingly shiny, cushiony lip gloss infused with the long lasting stay power of stain. Pigments and stain are bathed in a silky-smooth, non-drying silicone base that leave lips feeling soft and supple all day.  My favorite shade is Chic, it's a perfect nude with light pink undertones that are perfect for my skin tone!

Hard Candy nail color in Cocoa Smore is possibly my new favorite nail polish!  It mixes a very subtle soft nude-beige with black and silver glitter flecks.  It goes on easy and dries really fast, which I love since I have very  little patience!
Hard Candy Shadow Dancers are a really cool  duo of cream eye shadows that deliver bold, spotlight-ready looks. Together, they create instant contours and highlights or can be layered for a more intense look. The creamy-soft, velvety-smooth shadow is formulated with ultra-fine luminizing pearls that create irresistibly fierce eyes. Easily applied with  unique elongated applicator for one swipe application. Shadow Dancers can be worn alone, layered or applied over your favorite Hard Candy eye shadow!

Essence: Trendy & Unique Cosmetics at Incredibly Low Prices!

Essence stands for high-quality, on-trend and unique cosmetics products at incredibly LOW prices!

Just in time for fall, Essence offers a wide variety of new and innovative products and shades that will allow you to experiment and complement an assortment of new trends.  All of these new must haves are guaranteed to awaken your desire for updated looks and eye catching effects!

With intensely bright colors and subtle nude shade, soft mattifying make up and shimmering textures, airy light formulas and pampering ingredients, Essence never fails to surprise and glamorize your eyes, lips, face and nails.

Essence is the #1 value cosmetics brand in the world.  Known for high-quality, on trend products at incredible prices, Essence cosmetics range from $.99 to $4.99.  The brand features a wide range of fun and fashionable items, including trendy lipsticks, eye shadows, mascaras, concealers, powders, nail polishes, pencils and brushes.  In addition to its standard range, Essence releases six new and unique limited editions per year.

Essence products are insanely affordable, most under $5 and can be found at Ulta and all major drugstores!  For more information, check out essence-cosmetics.com