Saturday, June 24, 2017

Orange Friday

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I know today's title states orange Friday even though it's Saturday lol. These are a few pictures I took last Friday. Orange is one of my favorite Summer colors to wear, and since it wasn't so hot last Friday I even put on a little makeup. I created a soft orange smokey eye.






What are some of your favorite Summer colors to wear?


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bath and Body Works and Victoria's SAS Summer 2017

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I had a few gift cards saved for the Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret SAS, and I needed to pick up a few repurchase items.  I know this is a little shocking, but no I didn't get any candles this time. Who's knows maybe I'll get around to doing a candle haul sometime over the Summer.


A few non semi annual sale items I picked up at Walmart and CVS. Yes I used some of my Extra Care Bucks at CVS :)


Just a few body care items and rubber ducks. I try to get rubber ducks during the SAS.


These weren't actually SAS items, but since I had a gift card I picked these items. I've gone through so many bottles of  Sun Kissed through out the years lol.


Did you get anything from the semi annual sales?


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water and Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Derma E for review purposes. I would like to thank Derma E for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Skincare is one the topics on my blog that I tend to share with you all my beauty routines and reviews. You may have guessed it, today I have a review on one of the two products that were sent to me from Derm E.

* Product information is courtesy of Dermae.com



This refreshing Vitamin C cleansing water dissolves long-lasting makeup and impurities, while improving the appearance of skin’s texture and promoting healthy collagen. Micellar technology gently lifts off dirt without rinsing, while maintaining skin’s proper balance. Anti-aging Probiotics and antioxidant-rich Rooibos help skin to appear brighter and replenished.

We use a stable form of Vitamin C that won’t evaporate or alter before absorbing into your skin, to work better for you, naturally.

My Thoughts

I use many different cleansers for my face, but this is the first time I've used a micellar water. My face feels so rejuvenated after using this cleansing water. I live in the South were it's hot and humid so this cleansing water is just what I need to keep my face feeling refreshed and hydrated.  I love how this product contains Vitamin C since Vitamin C has nutrients that are good for your skin (and in general). I haven't been wearing makeup that much since it's been so hot, but when I do this cleasing water. I also love that you don't have to rinse your face after usage, and scent smells amazing. I think it's safe to say this is one of my holy grail products right now.



This essence of rose cleansing oil dissolves away long-lasting makeup and impurities, while nourishing skin with beautifying oils.

Argan Oil delivers a concentrated boost of intense antioxidant-rich moisture to lock in essential hydrating for a healthy tone, renewed texture and exceptional suppleness. Jojoba Oil provides moisture to dry skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting healthy cell renewal. Cleansing oils are great for all skin types, especially oily skin because they help to maintain skin's natural balance, removing skin of bad oils and leaving good natural oils. Your skin will be left feeling healthy, nourished and soft.

My Thoughts

Cleansing oils are products that I like to use regularly in my skincare routine. I'm going to get straight to the point here, this is the best cleansing oil I've used so far. I've stated before that I have normal to oily skin, so I wanted to put this cleansing oil to the test. In the description it states that this product removes bad oils and leaves good natural oils on your skin, and I'm finding this statement to be true! My face has felt a little oily lately, but I decided to use this cleansing oil and I'm loving the results. I think using this cleansing oil has actually helpes reduced any oil my face has been experiencing. I typically use this cleansing oil at night and wash my face when I take my nightly shower.  My face feels so soft after I use cleansing oil, not to mention that rose scent smells really nice and clean. This is another product that I highly recommend to add to your skincare routine. This is my first time using Derma E products, but definitely not my last!

If you missed my first impressions and brand info, here the link below

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Don't forget to checkout my Pre Summer Skincare Prep: Exfoilation post!


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pre Summer Skincare Prep: Exfoliation

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Zest and Tree Hut for review purposes. I would like to thank both companies for sending these products. Product information is courtesy of  the brands websites. All opinions are 100% my own

Today I'm sharing a few exfoliating products that I've been using to maintain healthy and soft skin, especially since Summer is right around the corner. For today's exfoliating products, I'll be focusing on Tree Hut's Skincare Exfoliating Mud Mask Detoxifying Charcoal Mask and Zest's Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs.

Tree Hut Skincare Exfoliating Mud Mask Detoxifying  Charcoal Mask


Purify your skin with the activated charcoal in the Tree Hut Exfoliating Mud Mask. This multifunctional mask has Exotic Black Sand that preps skin by removing dead skin cells while Charcoal, Kaolin, and Bentonite draw out impurities and excess oil to help brighten dull looking skin.


Benefits

-Exfoliates and leaves skin feeling soft

- Draws out impurities

- Fortified with natural ingredients
- Kaolin draws out impurities, excess oil and pollution

- Bentonite helps tighten and cleanses skin

- Aloe hydrates and helps heal skin

- Charcoal attracts impurities for deeper cleansing

-Free from parabens, formaldehyde donors, petroleum, phthalates, sulfates, DEA, and mineral oil

-Made in the USA


My Thoughts

This is my first time using an exfoliating facial mud mask and I'm very impressed by the results. I've been using this at nightime for the past week and my face feels so cleansed. I noticed that I had a small dark blemish near the side my eye, and this facial scrub helped reduced the blemish. I'm thinking the aloe helped with the blemish issues since aloe has healing properties. This mask leaves my skin feeling so soft, and I love how this product is fortified with natural botanicals. I seriously should have tried facial masks a long time ago. I truly understand why facial masks are so popular! I've been a fan of Tree Hut products since last Summer and this is  a new product I'm adding to my skincare favorites list! If you're interested in trying this exfoliating mud mask, check it out at Ulta for $14.99

Zest Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs


The perfect complement to these revitalizing showers gels are Zest Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs which revitalize, smooth and soften skin with finely ground, natural apricot seeds that gently exfoliate, while natural avocado oils and other rich moisturizers help leave skin feeling soft and Zestfully Clean. Zest Fruitboost Shower Gels and Body Scrubs are free of parabens and phthalates.


FRUITBOOST VERY BERRY SCENT



A smooth burst of succulent berries combine in this luscious berry filled scent that nourishes your skin leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!

FRUITBOOST PEACH MANGO SCENT



A deliciously sweet scent. An exotic burst of white peach and champagne mango to boost the power of your shower with this wonderfully juicy scent, leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!

FRUITBOOST CITRUS SPLASH SCENT



The ultimate Citrus fragrance experience. A citrus sparkle with a touch of key lime to boost the power of your shower with an escape to the tropics, leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!


My Thoughts

I'm so conflicted on which body scrub I love the best lol. All three scrubs smells absolutely amazing! I like using more tropical scents during the warmer months and all three scrubs are great to use during the Summer! These body scrubs contain avocado oil which is good for your skin. After usage, my skin feels so soft and this is before I even put on lotion or body butter. The scrubs aren't hard on your skin at all. I couldn't think of a better name for these smoothie body scrubs. I love to pair these scrubs with the Zest Fruitboost Body Washes as well. If you're trying to get silky smooth skin this Summer, I highly suggest picking up a jar of one these smoothie body scurbs at your local Walmart for about $5.00 (or less).

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Fairytale Pink FOTD 


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fairytale Pink FOTD

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I actually forgot that I had this makeup look drafted lol. This was supposed to go up last month, but I was so busy with moving and unpacking I got totally side tracked! I shared this on Instagram, but here are a few selfies from my fairytale pink makeup look. My apologies for not going into detail about the shadows used etc. If you would product details let me know in the comment section!



Products Used



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Monday, June 12, 2017

Recent Manicures Ft Zoya Nail Polishes

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided Zoya Nail Polish for review purposes. I would like to thank Zoya Nail Polish for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own

Zoya Nail Polish has been one my favorite brands since last year. Today I'll be sharing with you a few new polishes that I've added to my collection.

Sia


This has to be my favorite shade of blue right now. Not too dark, and not to bright. Perfect for Summer.

Jordan: Left
Abby: Right


These two shades are very Spring like, but both are very pretty. I don't know if I received bad polishes, but the formula on these two polishes are very thick and ot takes forever to dry.


What are some of your favorite brands of nail polishes?

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Giselle Cosmetics Anti Age Eye Serum

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Sun Laboratories (Giselle Cosmetics) for review purposes. I would like to thank Sun Laboratories for sending this product. All opinions are 100% my own

One skincare product I rarely use would include Anti Aging Eye Serums. Now that I'm 31 years old, I thought it would be a good idea to consider them even though I don't have wrinkles, I wanted to try an anti aging eye serum for the other benefits.





DESCRIPTION:

This high-performance Anti Aging Eye Serum with its natural plant ingredients lower eye puffiness, helps diminish the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, and supports elasticity around the eyes. It helps to recover the collagen structure.


FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

Helps to reduce Eye Puffiness.

Helps to improve firmness and elasticity around the eyes.

Helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines.

15ml (0.5FL OZ)

COST: $14.95


My Thoughts

Even though I dont have any wrinkles or fine lines,  I heard that using an anti aging cream could help prolong the process of getting wrinkles. What better age than 31 to consider that right? I have horrible allergy and sinus problems which can cause eye puffiness and leave me looking tired. I noticed that this cream does reduce eye puffiness and some of my dark circles under my eyes. I'm not a fan of the smell of this eye cream. It smells medicinal, really medicinal. Typically I can tolerate a medicinal scent, but not so much with this cream. Other than the scent I think this is a good eye cream to add to your skincare routine.

Do you use anti age eye serums?

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Beauty Big Bang for review purposes. I would like to thank Beauty Big Bang for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

For those you that follow me on Instagram, you probably have noticed that I love makeup brushes almostas much as I love makeup. Recently I was contacted by Beauty Big Bang, a Chinese based company to choose a product for a review. * All product information is courtesy of Beauty Big Bang

About Beauty Big Bang


The brushes came in this stretchy net like packaging around the brush bristles.

BeautyBigBang.com is a global online retailer for all things beauty, including cosmetics,nails,hair,health care and so on. Its motto is ‘Make a bigbang of beauty, you’re the beauties’. The company is committed to provide a wide range of trendy and high quality beauty collections at best price along with professional service to our worldwide community of customers.



Specification: Brush Material:Synthetic Hair

Package Contents: 7Pcs/Set

Feature:
Brushes are made of quality natural and synthetic fiber for lasting performance
Used for eyebrows,eyelashes,eyes and cheeks makeup
Fulfills all daily basic makeup requirements



My Thoughts


These brushes are so beautiful! Mermaid and unicorn styled brushes are so popular in the beauty world right now. I won't lie these brushes definitely gives life to makeup brush collection since I didn't have any brushes like these untio now. I took some of the pictures in flash mode since that's how they look in person.


Freshly washed makeup brushes 

Before I use any new brushes, I always wash them first. These brushes are easy to wash and there was no shedding during the washing and drying process. These brushes pick up color well and makes applying my makeup simple. For all my beauties on a budget, these brushes are very affordable $8.99. Since Beauty Big Bang is based in China, it took about two weeks to recieve my brushes, not bad considering it was international shipping. The quality of these makeup brushes are good so far, and I can't wait to create more makeup looks using my new brushes!


A mermaid brush inspired eyeshadow selfie




As a gift to my audience, use my discount code PIL010 when you make a purchase at beautybigbang.com 


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Derma E for review purposes. I would like to thank Derma E for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Since Summer is fastly approaching, I wanted to get a jump start on some products that I plan on using this Summer. I was pretty excited when Derma E reached out to me for a few product reviews.

* Product information is courtesy of Dermae.com

About Us 

DERMA E didn’t start out in the beauty aisle or the boardroom. Instead, we began in a small health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of Vitamin E 12,000 I.U. Moisturizing Cream. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin and word caught on.

Over the years we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and exceptional ingredients.

Today we’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the U.S. We attribute our success to honoring our customers with products that promote healthier-looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.


The products that were sent to me


Nature's Solutions to Healthy Skin

Since 1984, our passion for health, wellness and environmental sustainability has grown strong. We have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin health and safety. Our 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs.

At DERMA E, we harness nature’s most effective ingredients. Our products are formulated with the most potent natural antioxidants and targeted vitamin solutions to ensure they deliver unmatched results without the use of harmful chemicals.

My Thoughts 

I'm all for products that don't contain harmful or potentiality harmful chemicals and cruelty free. Those are some of the elements that made me want to try Derma E products.  I really love how Derma not only cares about your skin, but the environment as well. I've been using these products recently, but as always I will be doing full reviews soon. Stay tuned!


Have you tried Derma E? What are your favorite Derma E products?


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Life in May 2017

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Even though this month has been super busy for me with moving etc, I was still able to get a monthly post up and I posted it a day early! May's 2017 is a little short, but let's get started!

Selfies


First selfie in the new apartment. Side note: I'm only wearing lipstick all the pictures. It's just been too hot to wear makeup lol. 


I borrowed my mama's glasses to take a selfie. I really like these frames.


Captain America Tee on Memorial Day.


Vintage Style Sunny Yellow dress for a cloudy/rainy day


Classic Vintage Style 


The sun came out for a little while today



Random mirror selfie 

Foods


Ok at first I loved this ice cream. It tasted just like a orance creamsicle, but I noticed a weird after taste. The orange was good, but the vanilla tasted kinda sour. 


Since moving and unpacking can be tiring, I wanted to make a easy homeade meal. I made a homemade crockpot lasagna with a glass of white grape juice. 


Miscellaneous 


I had a few extra care bucks and coupons so I picked up a few Milani Liquid Lipsticks. I'm so happy my local CVS started selling thrse lipsticks. I just wish the selection wasn't so limited.


My current makeup set u for some of my makeup. I'm going to have to get a vanity table.


As you can see I moved some of my lipsticks to the bathroom counter.


A few PR Samples. Reviews coming soon!

How was your month? Also, I'm still catching  up on responding and visiting your blogs. 

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April 2017 Posts (I'm linking my April posts since I haven't posted that much in May)

My Life in March 2017

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Facial Products Preview

Pilar in the Pantry: Healthy Foods

Feeling Blue

Sultry Eyes




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