Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bath and Body Works Haul: Fall Candles Collection Collaboration

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My good friend Ashley @ashleysuemakeup.blogspot.com and I decided to do a collaboration post on our 2015 Fall Candles from Bath and Body Works

It seems like I'm one of the few people in life who doesn't like or appreciate pumpkin lol. I wanted to give pumpkin scents a chance even though I hate the taste. Long story short, it was a no go. I wanted to get pumpkin coconut, but the scent set off my allergies. So there won't be any pumpkin scented candles for me.

I was having a few stressful weeks and as a pick me up, my mom purchased these candles. Thank you mama! I love you so much! This made my day! These candles were purchased during the 2 for $24 sale about two few weeks ago. I know BABW also had the same this past weekend. These candles were a pretty good deal because in addition to the sale she had a 20% coupon and an exchange for store credit.




1. Farmstand Apple



Bath and Body Works Description:


Notes of McIntosh apple, pear blossom & oak call to mind a day at the orchard




My Thoughts:

Farmstand Apple is basically American Apple repackaged. Both candles smell the same or at least I don't smell the difference between them. Here is the description I used for American Apple This candle smells semi sweet. I smell more of a refreshing crisp apple scent. I really like this scent and the throw is pretty good. My thoughts are basically the same for Farmstand Apple as well. If you were a fan of American Apple you'll likely be pleased with Farmstand Apple. You can the previous BABW candle haul post I wrote HERE




Farmstand Apple and American Apple





2. Buttercream Icing



Bath and Body Works Description:



The mouthwatering fragrance of fluffy buttercream frosting on a rich vanilla cupcake




 My Thoughts:

This candle smells so good! It reminds me of my mama's homemade buttercream frosting and now I want a piece of cake! It smells more of a fluffy buttercream scent with hints of vanilla in the throw. This candle is similar to Vanilla Bean Marshmallow except (in my opinion) I think the Buttercream Icing smells better I burned this candle the other day, and  my house smells like a bakery full of sweet buttercream within 30 minutes!






Here's an extra candle I received free from Yankee Candle
Sweet Strawberry



Yankee Candle Description:

The essence of perfectly ripe strawberries sprinkled with sugar.


My Thoughts:

I haven't burned this candle yet, but the cold sniff scent is more strawberry than sweet. I can only hope that this candle's throw won't disappoint like most Yankee Candle Candles I've had in the past. I just don't understand how these candles are so expensive, but I can barely smell the throw in my house let alone in the same room.



Have you picked up any Fall candles? If so which candle(s) did you select? Don't forget to check out my friend Ashley's post to see what Fall candles she selected. You can check out her blog @ashleysuemakeup.blogspot.com


Here are my other posts I have on my blog this week for Fall Week!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Hello Fall FOTD

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I originally didn't think I would have time to post a Fall Makeup look, but I felt I couldn't celebrate Fall Week on my blog if I didn't include a makeup look! For today's FOTD I created this Smokey Navy Blue and Purple Eyeshadow Look. I even used blush for this look!




Products Used



*Eyes*

- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
- BH Cosmetics 28 Color Smokey Eye Edition


1. Transition color: 2nd row 2nd shade
2.  All over the lid: 2nd row 3rd shade
3. Crease and Outer V: 3rd row: 


* Face *

- Cetaphil DermaControl Oil  Moisturizer (for primer)

- Fashion Fair Loose Powder (Amber)

- Fashion Fair Fast Finish. Foundation Stick (Butterscotch/Caramel)

- BH Cosmetics Iris Blush Duo  (Darker Shade)



* Lips *

- MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick (LE)


Here are my other posts I have on my blog this week for Fall Week!

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/09/all-in-packaging-macaron-and-lipstick.html

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/09/i-love-fall-tag.html






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Sunday, September 27, 2015

I Love Fall Tag!

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My friends Ashley and Margo tagged me for the I Love Fall Tag. Thanks for tagging me ladies! Here are my responses. Two posts for Sunday?! Yes, that's right! To start off Fall week on my blog, I thought I would post two posts for today! You can check out my DIY Macaron and Lipstick Egg Lip Gloss Tutorial HERE

What is your favourite fall month?
November

What did you dress as for Halloween last year?
I didn't dress up last year

What is your favourite fall food?
Sweet potato pie

Do you have any fall traditions?
The only tradition I can think of is preparing a menu for Thanksgiving dinner

Do you have any Halloween traditions?
I usually watch scary movies on TV.

What music do you like to listen to during fall?
I listen to all kinds of music during all seasons of the year

What is your favourite fall outfit?
Leggings, Sweater, and Boots

Favorite scary movie?
I cant think of one at the moment lol

S’mores or pumpkin pie?
S'mores!

Hot chocolate or warm apple cider?
Hot Chocolate!

Do you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
No

What is the best thing about your town during fall?
The fair I guess even though I haven't been in years.

Tea or coffee?
Tea

Cats or bats?
Cats
Do you enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns?
I have never carved a jack-o-lanterns.

Do you enjoy visiting graveyards?
Absolutely NOT!

What is your favourite fall memory?
Going to the fair as a child

Gloves or mittens?
Gloves

Do you enjoy the other seasons?
Spring

How do you plan to spend this Halloween?
I don't know. I'll probably just watch scary movies on TV.

In ONE sentence… WHY do you love fall so much?
The weather is cooler!

What is your favourite fall makeup look?
Neutral eyeshadow and dark lipstick or Dark eyeshadow and neutral lipstick

What is your favourite fall candle scent?
Right now, it's Farmstand Apple from Bath and Body Works

Do you enjoy cold weather?
I enjoy cooler weather not really cold weather.

What is your least favourite thing about fall?
Anything Pumpkin!

What is your favourite Halloween candy?
I don't really have one.

What is one thing you’d love to try during fall, but haven’t yet?

Apple Picking. I heard that it's really fun.


I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

Here's the link once again to my Macaron and Lipstick Egg DIY Lip Gloss Tutorial

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All In Packaging: Macaron and Lipstick Egg DIY Lip Gloss and Review

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* These products were sent to me by All in Packaging for testing and review purposes. All opinions are 100 % my own.


Macaron


Lipstick Egg
*The bottom half of the lipstick egg is fixed
 

Welcome to Fall Week on my Blog! Today I thought I would start with my reviews on these lipstick eggs and macarons. As the cooler weather approaches hydrated lips are lips are so important! Before, I write my review for these products, I'm going to share two easy DIY lip gloss recipes!


1. Macaron: Eyeshadow Lip Gloss 



You'll Need:


- 1 tablespoon Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly
- Drop of honey
- Eyeshadow
- Bowl
- Spoon
- Macaron Container

Directions:

1. Melt Vaseline or petroleum jelly and honey in a bowl for 20 or 30 seconds in microwave.


2. Add a eyeshadow to add tint to your mixture


3. Stir until ingredients are well blended.



4. Put lip gloss into macaron container and place into the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes. I left my macaron uncovered.



5. Remove





2. Lipstick Egg: Honey Lip Gloss


You'll Need:

- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 tablespoon Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly
- Bowl
-Spoon

1. Place honey and Vaseline or petroleum jelly in a bowl. Mix well.


2. Melt the ingredients in the microwave for 20 to 25 seconds. Remove and Stir.


3. Pour ingredients into the top half of the lipstick egg and place into the freezer for 2 hours. I found leaving the vaseline mixture in the freezer a little longer helps mold it better.


4. Remove from freezer. You may have to adjust the mold into an egg shape on top of the fixed egg on the bottom.




My Thoughts

I think that the macarons and lipstick eggs are so cute! Both containers are durable and make lip care DIY projects easy to complete. The only thing I wished is that the lip egg wasn't fixed, I guess it wasn't too much of an issue since I was able to mold the vaseline into an egg shape easily. I didn't have any beeswax on hand, but I thought the Vaseline worked well without making a mess. Whenever I purchase some beeswax, I'm going to try and do another DIY lip gloss tutorial. I typically dont use vaseline, except to moisturize my lips at night before I go to bed during the colder months. The macarons and lipstick eggs also make great DIY Gifts!


For my international readers in the United Kingdom you can check out their website at http://www.allinpackaging.co.uk. Even though this company doesn't ship to United States you can still browse the site.


Today I decided to two posts to start off Fall week on my blog! Here is the link to my I Love Fall Tag!

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Everyday Makeup

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For those of us who like to wear makeup, we usually have a signature look we typically like to create. I know that for me I like to create simple and quick makeup look especially when I'm in a rush or I need a quick -go to look. I don't wear makeup everyday, but this is one of the looks I like to create. Random, but this look would be perfect for Fall. Here is an everyday makeup look I created a few weeks ago.







Products Used




* Eyes *

- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Orchre
- Lorac Pro Palette




  
1. Taupe as a transition color
2. Espresso all over the lid
3. Sable in crease blended into Espresso


- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (clear)
Covergirl Bombshell Volume By Lashblast Mascara


* Face *

- Cetaphil DermaControl Oil  Moisturizer (for primer)
- Fashion Fair Oil Controlled Pressed Powder (Fawn)
- Fashion Fair Fast Finish. Foundation Stick (Butterscotch/Caramel)



* Lips *
- MAC Lipstick Faux


What is your favorite products for an everyday makeup look? Happy Sunday!



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick Review

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Disclaimer: The product in this post was sent to me from Palmer's for review purposes. See First Impressions Post . All opinions are 100% my own

I've mentioned this product in the past, so I'm familiar with this swivel stick, but I never wrote a full review about it. So today I bring you a full review.




About the Product and Claims Etc.



Description

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick provides on-the-spot help for marks and blemishes and is ideal for touch-up moisturizing on face and body.  Also may be used to moisturize and soothe dry, cracked, chapped lips.




Key Ingredients

- Cocoa Butter: a rich, natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, transforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.

- Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance

* This product is NOT animal tested. Palmer's is against animal testing.


My Thoughts


I started using this product back in 2013 as lip balm. I really like the cocoa scent and when used as a lip balm, I found it long lasting throughout the day. You can never have to many lip products lol! I strictly use this swivel stick as a lip balm, but since I have another one, I may use the other one for skincare touch ups and blemishes. I really don't have any cons because I like using this product, it's versatile, and for about $2.20 at Walmart it's reasonably priced

To check out my other Palmer's posts from this week see the links below

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/09/palmers-cocoa-butter-formula-moisture.html?m=1

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/09/palmers-cocoa-butter-formula-skin.html?m=1

NOTICE:

I know that I've been a little M.I.A. but the past few weeks have very been hectic. I should be back in the swing of things (reading, commenting, responding, etc.) soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding

To Read my post on the Important Update on My Blog, CLICK HERE


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Body Wash

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Disclaimer: The product in this post was sent to me from Palmer's for review purposes See First Impressions Post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

By now if your familiar with my blog, you know that I love shower and bath products. Today's review is about this Moisture Body Wash by Palmer's.



Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Wash:

- With vitamin E for enhanced skin care
- Made with natural cocoa butter
- Creamy body wash with no sulfates
- Gentle on skin for regular use
- 13.5 fl oz container of moisturizing body wash


About the Product and Claims etc.

Description

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Wash, a naturally creamy body wash, is a combination of pure Cocoa Butter and gentle-cleansing and emollient-rich moisturizing ingredients. It is ideal for sensitive skin, dry skin and delicate areas.  Cleanse and moisturize in one easy step with a formula that is free of sulfates. Rinses easily, leaving behind only soft, supple, even-toned skin.

Key Ingredients

- Cocoa Butter: a rich natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, tranforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.

-  Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance.


Other Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycol Stearate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Chloride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140). Orange 4 (Ci 15510).


* This product is NOT animal tested. Palmer's is against animal testing.


My Thoughts

My shower smelled amazing when I use this body wash! The buttery chocolate scent is so nice! This is my first time using a body wash that smelled like chocolate, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I like the scent of this body wash. I don't really have dry skin except for the small patch of Eczema on my elbows from time to time, and this body wash helps retrieve moisture back to them.  After I get out the shower, my skin still felt soft (even my feet) before I use any lotion. Moisture in a body wash is important to me because I hate body washes that make my skin feel dry. I look forward to using this body wash in the upcoming cooler months. The formula of this body wash is very creamy and it lathers well on both a washcloth or a loofah. I really like this body wash and I highly recommend tying a bottle!

I stated this is Palmer's review week on my blog, so if you missed yesterday's post on Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, CLICK HERE

NOTICE:

I know that I've been a little M.I.A. but the past few weeks have very been hectic. I should be back in the swing of things (reading, commenting, responding, etc.) soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding

To Read my post on the Important Update on My Blog, CLICK HERE

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Review

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Disclaimer: The product in this post was sent to me from Palmer's for review purposes See First Impressions Post. All opinions are 100% my own. 


Welcome to Palmer's week on my blog! This week I will feature a few Palmer's products that I've been using.

 


About the Product and Claims etc.

Description

The Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is an advanced, lightweight and preservative-free formulation that helps improve the condition of your skin. Its distinct Rapidermal absorption system penetrates deep into your skin's epidermal later for maximum benefits. The Palmer's skin therapy oil provides instant softness to your skin with a fast-drying formula that won't leave your skin feeling greasy. This Vitamin E skin oil is made of an exclusive combination of ingredients that can be applied over the entire body. The dermatologist-tested oil helps minimize the appearance of scars, treats dry and damaged skin, reduces the presence of stretch marks and smoothes uneven skin tone to enhance your complexion.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil:

- With Vitamin E.
- Rapidermal Absorption System.
- Cestesomate-E Complex
- Breakthrough Skin Technology.
- Dermatologically Tested

Key Ingredients

- Cocoa Butter
- Vitamin E
- Sesame Oil
- Cestesomate-E
- Rosehip Oil

Other Ingredients

Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Sesame), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Cocoa), Fragrance (Parfum), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract
 
 
Gently Massage Into Affected Area 3 Times Daily Or As Often As Desired


* This product is NOT animal tested. Palmer's is against animal testing.


My Thoughts

I really like how this skin therapy is versatile. I primarily used this oil for acne scars, uneven skin tone, and dry skin. I noticed when I used the oil that I could see significant changes and improvements with my skin. If you read my other review on PALMER'S MOISTURIZING BODY OIL, you may find that these two products sound similar due to all the benefits and key ingredients. My skin has a more even tone since I started using this product and when I have any acne scars this is now my go to oil. The only time I use this oil 3 times a day is for any acne scars that I may have. In 2 days I notice that the two acne scars I had were gone. I must say, that's pretty impressive! This Summer heat has made my skin a little dryer than normal, so I make sure that I keep my skin moisturized. Once again this oil has done it's job! I typically don't have problematic skin except for the few minor issues I have with the dryness of Eczema on my elbows from time to time, but this oil helps with that too.

This oil comes with an pump spray that's makes application easy to apply. If you're only using this oil for acne scars and you can dab some of the oil on a Q-Tip or cotton ball. This oil smells just like the Palmer's Moisturizing Body Oil, chocolate devil's food cake. The smell isn't overpowering, but you can notice a chocolate scent. Depending on how much you use will make all the difference if the oil will be fast absorbing or not. When I first tried this oil, my skin did feel slightly greasy, but the oil didn't stain my clothes since I let the oil set in my skin before I got dressed. As I continue to use the oil I use less and then I noticed that it was fast absorbing. This is one of those type products that less is more and your skin will still feel moisturized. Overall I like this skin therapy oil and I think this is a good oil to add to my skincare products.



Have you tried Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil?



NOTICE:

I know that I've been a little M.I.A. but the past few weeks have very been hectic. I should be back in the swing of things (reading, commenting, responding, etc.) soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding

To Read my post on the Important Update on My Blog, CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Eye Makeup for Glasses

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Who says wearing makeup when you wear glasses can't be fun? Well let me tell you if you had any doubt, wearing makeup with glasses can be fun! You can wear bright colors, neutrals, etc. Just because you wear glasses doesn't mean you create makeup looks. For today's post, I wanted to create a simple neutral makeup look that I wear with my glasses.




A better view of my eye makeup without my glasses



* Eye Makeup Product's Used *



- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
- Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette 


1. Naked as a transition color in crease
2. Hustle in the crease on top of Naked
3. Buck all over the lid

- Covergirl Bombshell Volume by Lashblast Mascara 
- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (clear)




* Lips *

- NYX Butter Lipstick: Pops

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PR Haul

Hello Everyone! * Disclaimer: This posts contains PR Samples from various brands. I want to thank each brand for sending over product...