Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February Ipsy Unboxing

Don't forget to review your products on Ipsy to receive points!

Modelco Blush Cheek Powder
"ModelCo’s BLUSH Cheek Powder creates a beaming, rosy glow to brighten every complexion. The micronized color pigments and luxurious, pressed powder delivers a sheer, natural radiance that lasts all day."

Cargo Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss in "Anguilla"
"Its super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff and locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated. This longwearing lip gloss has a slick texture that feels creamy gliding over lips without being sticky. Ingredients such as Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness."

Joya Composition No. 1 Parfum Oil
"JOYA Composition No. 1 is a luscious perfume oil in a beautiful and convenient roll-on travel-sized bottle: fruity, floral, creamy, citrus, a little musk, a lot refreshing."

'Tini Beauty Rob Scheppy for 'Tini Beauty Eyeshadow in "Pearl Fizz"
"The must-have shimmering beige powder shadow from the palette designed for 'Tini Beauty by Hollywood makeup artist Rob Scheppy. Creative force behind Kim Kardashian's most memorable looks, Rob crafted Pearl Fizz as the perfect shade to highlight brow bones, add dimension to lids and illuminate the eyes."

Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush
"The Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush is a 100% Animal Cruelty Free brush with high quality synthetic hair bristles that are soft to the touch. With its Vegan makeup qualities from bristles to ferrule, this Rose Gold brush is a must have in your makeup collection."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lady Moss Beauty Haul

I first heard about the online cosmetics store Lady Moss Beauty from one of LustreLux's YouTube videos so I had to check it out. Lady Moss has so many cosmetics brands that you can purchase from available and for pretty cheap! I wish I could've bought more items (like the whole website) but I just opted for these products this time:

I've heard about KoKo Lashes all over YouTube so I decided to grab 3 different pairs. The pairs I got were KoKo, Ariel and 101. They're all so beautiful and they look really soft. I haven't even taken them out of the packaging yet because I think it's so cute! I'm super excited to try these out.

I've never heard about Miss Adoro before but their eyelashes in Number 415 were so pretty that I couldn't pass them up. They're pretty similar to KoKo Lashes 101, but you can never have too many pairs of false eyelashes!

NYX is probably my favorite brand of cosmetics ever so you know I just had to buy something from them. I've never tried the Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer before but it's another primer that I've seen everywhere on YouTube so I had to pick this up. The description of this primer is so cute.

NYX came out with this eyebrow gel not too long ago and I've been looking everywhere for it for months and I haven't been able to find it and it was one of the first things I put into my cart on Lady Moss. I got it in the color "Chocolate" and I'm really excited to try it. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

If you haven't heard of these concealers yet, you really should get out of that hole that you're in. These are the L.A. Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal. I got them in the shades "Classic Ivory" which I believe is the lightest shade and I also got "Almond." I'll be using these to cream contour and I can't believe it took me this long to even pick these up.

These are more products that seem to be sold out every time I go to try and find them. They're DUO Eyelash Glue. The one in the pink box is a dark tone color glue to use instead of eyeliner so the band on the eyelashes get covered up and it also looks like eyeliner when it's dried. The green box has the brush on adhesive and I've been wanting to try it out for a really long time now.

Have you checked out Lady Moss Beauty yet?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Birchbox Unboxing

Don't forget to review your products on Birchbox to receive points!

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion
"Rich in marine extracts, this paraben-free moisturizer leaves skin smooth, soft and calm."

Clean Skin Eau de Parfum
"This light, alluring fragrance mimics the subtle scent of bare skin."

Harvey Prince Hello Shampoo
"Sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo in the brand's energizing citrus scent."

Harvey Prince Hello Conditioner
"Infused with the best-selling citrus scent, this sulfate-free formula softens and smooths."

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
"From the go-to UK eye makeup line, this user-friendly liquid liner goes on velvety smooth."

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Why Activated Charcoal Soap?

Activated Charcoal Soap has been becoming more and more popular recently and for good reason. For someone who has suffered from acne all of my life, I'm always searching for new products that will at least calm down my acne prone skin. 

Activated Charcoal Soap is a great way to remove toxins and dirt from skin and it's also really good at removing makeup. Activated Charcoal Soap isn't going to completely stop you from getting acne but it is going to help prevent breakouts. If you suffer from dry skin, it can be a replacement for harsh cleansers. 

I just recently picked up the Yes To Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap from Target. Don't let the color overwhelm you though! The soap is black but it does not turn your skin a color or anything like that. It also doesn't smell as bad as I thought it would, it actually smells pretty nice. It makes my skin feel so clean and smooth. 

I'm very excited to see how this will improve my current skin care routine and if it actually prevents breakouts like it says it does. I will keep you updated on the progress but in the meantime, even if you have acne or not, I think you all should try using Activated Charcoal Soap!

Have you tried it yet?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

What I'm Looking Forward To: ELF Cosmetics Skincare

I've been a huge fan of ELF Cosmetics for quite some time now so when they released that they were coming out with a skincare line, I was ecstatic! 

Not only is ELF's cosmetics affordable, but I feel like they go above and beyond some of the higher end brand's products so I cannot wait to see how well these products are going to work.

The products that they will be releasing are illuminating eye cream, soothing serum, daily hydration moisturizer, nourishing night cream, exfoliating scrub, hydrating cleanser, hydrating BB cream, hydrating cleansing cloths, hydrating face primer, hydrating revitalizing mist and a larger version of the daily hydration moisturizer.

I have a feeling these products are going to be sold out quick, so take advantage of their pre-order!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

NeriumAD Product Review

I was gifted the Nerium Age-Defying Creams to try for 10 days. I heard about this system about a year ago actually so I was really excited when I received these products to try.

These cruelty-free creams are said to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores and aging or loose skin. Of course you don't have to use these creams just on your face, you can apply them to whichever part of your body needs firming up.

The Night Cream
I put the night cream on as soon as I take off my makeup when I get home from work. It says to apply to a damp face and I used about 4 pumps. It's a pretty thick formula so that's why I think it says to apply damp but it does get absorbed into skin within seconds. I didn't enjoy the smell of the night cream but obviously that doesn't matter when you're sleeping.

The Day Cream
I apply the day cream after I wash my face in the morning and before I apply my makeup. In a way, I use it as a primer. Again, I use about 4 pumps and massage into my skin until it's absorbed. Right away, I didn't really enjoy it because I couldn't tell if it made my skin feel greasy but fear not! It didn't. My skin felt like silk and it looked like silk underneath my makeup. I did have to use a little more foundation than what I'm used to, but the outcome is gorgeous!

Since I'm too young to start experiencing wrinkles (even though it is a good idea to start preparing for wrinkles and such early) I did notice that my face is looking firmer from when I first started using these products. My face also got a little smoother even though I am fighting some vicious acne lately and my skin does feel softer. So with that being said, I am happy that I tried these products out and I will continue to use these creams until the bottles are done. I'm not sure if I will be repurchasing these creams because for me, the prices are a little out there but for how long they are going to last and the results that I got, in the end it doesn't seem too bad. I recommend you at least try these creams and if you do, I'm really curious as to what you thought of them!