Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Younique BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer

The Younique BB Complexion Enhancer is awesome! I typically do not like BB creams but this one is fantastic!

These beauties come in a really good range of shades and blends to create a flawless canvas! This would be for drier skin, and I would not recommend it so much for oily skin due to the hydration factor.

I use this over my moisturizer (applied with a foundation brush), and top it off with Younique Powder Foundation. Excellent finish! The last power of this particular BB cream on my skin was 6 hours. Not bad for a BB cream! Pretty impressive coverage as well!  If you have not tried it you are missing out!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

Ever wonder about Younique Moodstruck Opulence lipsticks? They are amazing! I love my lipstick to be creamy, hydrating, and comfortable on my lips. These totally fit the bill!

They come in a range of lovely colors with various finishes! If you love a nice mauve with a slight shimmer, 'Affluent' is for you! What about a great brownish red that really compliments a warm skin tone? 'Fortunate' is rocking!  Want a vibrant red? 'Stinkin' Rich' is gorgeous!! They provide a full coverage finish with no feathering.

You can buy these from a Younique Presenter at $19 a tube, or you can buy 3 in a set for $50. Worth every penny!  I prefer the sets because you not only save money, but can also try different shades! The only problem.....deciding which shades to buy! Check out the shades below!

If you have a Younique Presenter that you use, great! If not, I am a Presenter and would love for you to shop with me!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cerave Cleanser and PM Lotion

Have you ever experienced what I call a "skin freak-out"?  You know, the ones where your skin turns red and you have bumps and sensitive areas?  I had to try something because my normal routine was not cutting it. 

I heard about Cerave through research, and that it was dermatologist recommended.  I decided to try it, and I'm so glad I did!  The cleanser is a bit pricey for drugstore (runs anywhere from $11.99-$13.99 depending on where you purchase it).  Wal Mart has the best deals!

This cleanser has a lotion consistency and is very creamy.  I massage it into my face in a circular motion and rinse off with water.  This cleanser replenishes the skin's moisture level, is fragrance free, and packed full of ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.  It's formulated to attract and hold moisture.  My skin was glowing and soft.  After about a week of using it in the AM and PM, I noticed my face was completely clear and no longer red/sensitive.  It was balanced and moisturized.

I also purchased the PM lotion.  It's a bit pricier than the cleanser and it runs anywhere from $12.99-$15.99.
I use this at night after cleansing and it's wonderful!  I felt a slight tingle after applying it but it didn't hurt my skin. This lotion has a thin consistency (feels like a water based moisturizer) and spreads evenly on the skin.  It really soaks into the skin and moisturizes it!  The best part is that it doesn't clog my pores or make my face all greasy. It balanced my combo-dry skin with a glow!

All in all, I give this skin care line a 10!  I adore it!  It's the only skin care line that makes my skin look and feel moisturized and soft!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Covergirl Outlast Foundation

Cover Girl Outlast Foundation
Cover Girl claims:

"All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long.....". 

The verdict?  It is really good! It's a very thick consistency and covers well. It hides flaws, imperfections, and lasts a very long time.  I will say that I had a very hard time getting color matched because I have neutral/yellow undertones and Cover Girl tends to run pink or VERY light. 

Some things to keep in mind if you have dry skin (like I do), is that this will show some flakes if you don't moisturize before application.  Even then, it can still show some flakes.  I found it worked better for my skin if I mixed it with another foundation (I mixed it with a touch of Clinique Even Better) and applied it with a sponge. This really thins it out to still cover my dry skin but without all the flakes.  This doesn't take away from the staying power at all. I really like the full faced coverage.

If you are on the fence about it, try it! Everyone has a different opinion on makeup and what works for me may not work for you.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Benefit They're Real Mascara

I have very sparse/thin eyelashes and need a mascara to really amp up my lashes.  Very few do this for my luster lacking lashes..........except for Benefit's They're Real Mascra! 

My favorite brush is the soft teddy bear brush, but this mascara has a hard rubber wand (which surprised me).  I really didn't expect much out of this mascara mainly because of my dislike of the rubber brush, but boy was I wrong!  The different sized spikes on the brush really get in between your lashes and makes them long, separated, and full of volume.  Then end of the brush is wider with spikes encircling the head which helps you get all the small lashes on the inner portion of your eye. 

  • Separates
  • Plumps the lashes
  • Makes your lashes longer
  • No flaking
  • No burning
  • No SMUDGING!!!!!!!!  YIPPY!!
  • The price of $22 is a bit much

Monday, May 7, 2012

Short Hairstyles

I've been trying to grow my hair out, but geez it's hard! So, in the meantime I've been browsing short dos! Last August I cut my hair in a very short pixi, and have really regretted it. I love short, but it was too short!  I have very thick hair that grows incredibly fast, but my hair also has a mind of it's own and the longer it gets the more difficult it becomes to manage. I know some of you can relate!

My hair is now in a bob (to my chin) and I love it!  I do know myself well enough to know that it's only a phase and my love for short stylish hair will come back full swing!

This is of my favorite cuts!  This is so short and stylish!  I have a slightly oval/sweetheart shaped face so I have to be careful to choose a hair style that suits my face!

I love short dos that are super trendy!  My next option is Pink! I love her style!

How cute is this cut????

My hair is uber thick so I think Lisa Rinna's style is perfect!!  Of course, that means letting my "bob" grow out!  It may be a pain to keep up with for sure!  Super sassy!

I'm a little torn on this one.....not sure, but I think it would look AWESOME platinum blonde!!

I've shared my love of short hair with you and look forward to feedback!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thick Hair Routine

I have very thick, highlighted hair that is a little coarse.  It also tends to frizz and become very brittle.  This is all about my hair regimen to keep is soft and healthy looking. 

My hair tends to get used to the same shampoo/conditioner so it's important for me to change it up!  I alternate between Infusium 23 shampoo/conditioner and Dove Moisturizing shampoo/conditioner.

Infusium 23 Moisturizing is amazing! It's smells super fresh and gently cleanses my hair without making it feel oily afterwards.  It lathers like no body's business, too!  I use the shampoo, conditioner, and leave in treatment.  I apply the leave in treatment after I shampoo & condition at night.  This alone has really replenished my hair!

After I finish the Infusium 23 shampoo and conditioner I use Dove Moisturizing shampoo/conditioner.  I love this line!  It really softens my hair and makes it smooth and soft.  You get great lather and it smells great!  The only thing with this shampoo is that you really need to make sure you rinse really well, otherwise it looks like it builds up in your roots....GROSS, right?

I usually wash my hair at night so the conditioner has time to work while I sleep.  To keep my hair frizz free and super soft I use Organix Moroccan Argan Oil for Coarse Hair (it's different than the original formula).  This stuff is amazing!  I apply it to the ends of my hair in the mornings after I wet it and before I fix it.  What a difference!

Another great thing that I use on my hair (especially in the summer time) is extra virgin olive oil.  I take a nickel size amount and smooth on my hands and apply directly to the driest part of my hair.  Believe it or not, your hair soaks this up and it looks unbelievably shiny and soft!