Estee Lauder which has been around for ages! Launched their Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation sometime last year and I am just now getting my hands on this to finally try it out. [Woop Woop!]If you are into the dewy skin look, then you are in for a treat! It claims to instantly hydrate and leave skin with a radiant glow lasting up to 8 hours.
It comes in a array of shades to choose from (20 to be exact) to find your perfect match.
The packaging is very appealing, I love the gold details, and how light is is especially for traveling purposes.
The two colors I felt that were more of a match for me was between the “Honey Bronze” and “Rich Ginger”.
I have a strong tan here in which “Rich Ginger” would suit me best, but when I’m not so tan the “Honey Bronze” works best.
In order to use this foundation you would need to pull the gold cap off and slowly twist the base of the stick until the foundation disperses. You can easily apply the foundation wherever needed and blend in with the cushion applicator.
These were my before and after results using ONLY the foundation. It absorbs well, but I have super oily skin and I was not a fan of the dewy look. You can set the foundation with powder if you prefer the Matte look like me.
My main drawback besides the dewy look would be the cushion applicator, I have acne prone skin and that would be a concern of mine worrying about the bacteria on it. Although it is removable and can be washed out to ensure that it remains bacteria free.
Retailing for $40 which is pretty average for a name brand foundation but if you’re interested in checking out their foundation check out Estee Lauder’s site, or if you already have I would love to know your thoughts!
If you’re a curly girl and haven’t heard of Bumble and Bumble where have you been?? This whole line is amazing and I cant wait to share it with you all. Bumble and Bumble have been around for as long as I remember, but this is their first line that caters to curly hair. I was a bit skeptical before trying these products, not knowing how my hair would react or even if my hair would like them. But I was pleasantly surprised upon trying them! And I’m glad to say some of these are now my staples. View Post
I’ve finally updated my wash & go hair routine! Not much has changed besides the rotation of hair products, but I think I may have found my staple product. Check out the video below to see what I used to achieve this look.
One of the hairstyles that is trending this season is the cornrow 2 braided hairstyle that you may have seen on many of your favorite celebrities or even beauty bloggers. I love how simple, yet effortless this look can be. It also serves as a quick protective hairstyle, especially for those who don’t like the commitment of have a protective style for too long.
Check out my tutorial below on how to achieve this look by using clip in hair extensions to elongate your tresses.
PUR Cosmetics has just launched their new “Glow Together” line which consists of Strobe/Highlight Palettes and a limited jumbo bronzing powders. just in time to get your summer glow on!
I was instantly drawn to the sleek packaging with the intricate gold details. The sizing is also perfect for traveling, you never want to carry an overload of bulky makeup and these palettes are perfect sizes.
This palette consists of the shades Aurora, Solar and Dusk. This happened to be my favorite palette of the 2 because the pigment complimented my skin tone easily giving me a natural glow.
This palette consists of 3 creamy shades: Twilight, Lunar & Eclipse. The colors glide on very easily ans I love the fact that Shea Butter is one its main ingredients.
Glow Together Jumbo Bronzer
This bronzer is made up of a mix of matte and shimmer shades and its texture feels like pure silk! I love the natural illumination it gave on my skin.
Check out www.PURcosmetics for more information on these products, also for this edition all the proceeds will go and benefit Action Against Hunger. An organization committed to ending world hunger and providing safe drinking water.
Disclosure: Although consideration was provided by Target, the opinions expressed herein are my own.
I have always been a fan of Sonia Kashuk’s brushes, so when I was able to finally get my hands on her latest set – the exclusive Knockout Beauty Collection, which debuted in Targetearly this March – I was beyond ecstatic! The line was created by Sonia herself, along with the artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, to empower women with inspiring messages like “love is all you need” and “you are a knockout”. These messages are cute little reminders as I apply my makeup each day. The set includes: a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Applicator Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeliner Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Lip Color Brush, Eyebrow Comb/Brush. Along with the collection, I also purchased the Matte Lipstick in “Power Punch”, which is a beautiful vibrant red.
Not only are the brushes of great quality, but they also apply makeup so beautifully! Let me show you the “Knockout Beauty” look I created using brushes from the collection.
1. I applied my foundation with the Dense Buffing Brush.
2. Following up with the concealer using the Precision Concealer Brush.
3. I added an earth-toned color for my eyes using the Domed Eye Shadow Brush.
4. Afterwards, I applied a rosy blush using the Powder Blush Brush.
5. Last but not least, finishing the look using the Power Punch Lipstick.
Have you tried any of Sonia Kashuk’s latest knockout Beauty Collection? Would love to hear your thoughts?
I’m so happy to continue partnering with Target to share some awesome beauty stories and tips with you all for 2016. This spring, Pixi is launching its first ever skincare line “Skintreats” sold exclusively at Target! This line is formulated with natural, skin illuminating products to maintain a youthful glowing look. These products came just in time, as I was looking for new items to spruce my skin care regimen. I’m going to share with you my current skincare routine using the Pixi line.
Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths
First thing I usually like to do before cleansing my face is removing all of my makeup with a facial cloth. It’s the best way to ensure that you have successfully removed all traces of makeup before cleansing. These ultra nourishing pre-moistened cleansing cloths are not only super soft and gentle, but they hydrate & refresh your skin while lifting away impurities. I like that each soft cloth is infused with aloe vera and camellia oil to soothe skin, leaving it feeling refreshed & hydrated.
Glow Mud Mask:
After removing all of my makeup, I like to use the Glow Mud Mask right after.
It’s a purifying, glow-revealing clay mask made to purify & balance skin. Not only does it stimulate and clarify, but it also brightens the skin. While absorbing oils it also draws out impurities, and fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion. Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance. I have really oily skin and I love that it soaks up all the excess oil, without leaving my skin dry.
24k Eye Elixir
Nothing is worse than waking up with bulgy-puffy tired eyes that screams you haven’t slept in ages. For someone who hardly sleeps, this is a must have for me! Thankfully, this elixir an anti-fatigue peptide serum that massages away puffiness as it smoothes and refreshes the eye area. It has peptides that plump fine lines and raspberry that tones the skin. The best part is the cooling rollerball applicator that soothes & encourages circulation around the eye.
Nourishing Lip Polish
Last but not least, if you are a big Matte-Lipstick wearer like I am, you’re definitely in for a treat! This 2-in-1 lip exfoliator + nourisher helps repair & protect dry, sensitive lips. Infused with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils. It also has this unique massage applicator stimulates circulation, that gives a healthy plumped effect. It also has a lovely smell and taste which is a bonus!
Besides purple being my favorite color, not only does it accentuate brown eyes, but it’s such a gorgeous color to play up your eyes. I had fun creating this soft purple smokey eye look using Makeup Forever’s 15 Artist Shadow Palette.View Post
BeautyCon BFF is a new quarterly beauty subscription box. With total items valued over 100 dollars! Each season they highlight a different beauty influencer curator each month, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items. Also, every season, a lucky number of BFF gift boxes have golden tickets which you could get gift cards worth anywhere from $50-$5,000! Let’s see some of the goodies in this box that Jojo (the artist) curated this fall:View Post
Target’s Beauty Box for September came filled this month with tons of natural hair goodies that I was absolutely stoked about. Out of all the hair products that came in the box, the Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum really stood out to me. I didn’t know Dove even had hair products catering to natural hair. The packaging was really sleek and it has a pump to dispense the product. The first thing I usually do when trying a new product is to see how it smells. This product has a perfume-like smell, which I’m not crazy about, but by the time it dries it goes away and you’re desensitized by it. The product aims to counter 5 key problems of textured hair: (1) Quenches hair dryness (2) Strengthens the hair shaft (3) Improves hair manageability (4) Smoothes the hair fiber surface (5) Seals hair cuticles to lock in nutrients
How to Achieve a Twist-Out Using Dove’s Quench Absolute: (Step by Step)
Step 1: Start off with freshly washed hair, especially being that this is the first time I am testing this product out, you want to see how your hair fully reacts to the product.
Step 2: Part you hair into sections in preparation to twist your hair. I will be sectioning my hair into big sections because I like my twists chunky, but you can definitely part into smaller sections if preferred.
Step 3: Rake the serum in each section and comb through thoroughly.
Step 4: Twist your hair in a crossover motion until you get to your ends. Tip: Finger-coil your ends for extra definition.
In total, I have about 9 twists all over.
Step 5: Use a diffuser on a low heat or cool setting for faster drying.
Step 6: Unravel each twist.
Step 7: Use an Afropick to lift the root and create volume!
Tip: If you want a more defined look only pick at the root, if you want lots of volume, pick all the way.
Have you ever used Dove’s Quench Absolute Serum? Let me know your thoughts!