Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Product of the Day- Rimmel Gloss

Hello there, and Happy Tuesday. I hope your Tuesday has been better than 
mine. Car trouble right before Christmas = a whole lot of NOT FUN!! Boo. 

Anyway, trying to stay positive and focus on all the blessings and not the unfortunate
things that catch us off guard. 

Anywhoo, Today's POTD is a gloss I have found myself reaching for quiet often.
Rimmel moisturizing gloss in Purple Rescue is a gorgeous bright shade that is actually
very wearable and a fun pop of color for anytime, but especially during Holiday season. 

This picture was taken with a flash so it looks a little bit brighter than
what it actually is. Plus, I had put several coats on to try to get a good pic. 

This shade can be very sheer or built up for more color. 

It is very moisturizing and feels great on your lips. My only complaint is
like most glosses it doesn't have good lasting power. Comes off very easily
after talking or taking a few sips of your drink. 

This is a very affordable gloss that can be found at any drugstore. 

What is your favorite gloss to wear during the Holidays? 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Product of the Day- Primers

Today's POTD are two different primers that I use on a daily basis for 
prolonging my foundation and eye shadows. 

I have had friends ask me before (especially that have oily skin) how to get their 
make-up to last all day without running off and my answer is very simple. 

There are many different primers on the market and you can spend a lot or you can
find some really affordable options at your local drugstore. I personally have opted
for the cheaper route b/c I feel like while it's a very important product it's not something
you actually see. 

My current foundation and shadow primers are:

On left is my foundation primer by Rimmel, Fix & Perfect. As you can see it claims to 
smooth skin and minimize pores. I can't say that I really tell a big difference in my pores, but
it does help my foundation last all day. This product actually comes out an orange color, but no
need to fret b/c it blends in to your skin without any color. It does have a different smell that I'm 
not sure how to describe. I personally like it a lot. It's not something that lingers or you will 
smell throughout the day, but when first applied you do smell. Retails at drugstores 
for around $5.

The primer on the right is for my eyeshadows and it's by NYX (sold at Ulta). It's 
packaged much like a mascara so the applicator comes out in a wand form. This is a nude
color that blends in to your skin. This makes such a difference in getting your shadows to last
all day without creasing, running, or fading! This retails at Ulta for around $5. 

These both are great products that will remain apart of my routine. I will never go back to not
using a foundation or shadow primer. Once you see the pay off of a lasting look it's a quick step you
will enjoy adding to your routine. 

What are your favorite primers? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday Wishes- Face Tanner

It's WEDNESDAY and you know what that means... time to find out what I 
am wishing for this week. 

If you know your mom ordered this for you online does it still count as a wish?!?! 
Well, anyway I know this has been purchased, but it's not in my possession so it's a wish for 
now and I can't WAIT to get my hands on this. 

I don't know about you, but my skin is so ghostly, pasty, lifeless, insert word of choice
for winter skin and it just makes me feel so blah somedays. So, I discovered a product 
that will provide a natural hint of color to my face/neck without looking too overdone in the 
winter. Not only is it a liquid self tanner, but it's also by a company that prides itself in being
a European skincare leader for decades so I know I'm putting a good product with good ingredients
on my at the moment very sensitive skin. :) WIN, WIN! 


    Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

What it is:
A refreshing, lightweight milky self-tanning lotion.

What it is formulated to do:
This refreshing, lightweight milk-lotion provides an easy, fast way to develop a natural-looking, bronzed effect for the face and décolleté.

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested and non comedogenic.

I love that it is described as being a "lightweight milky lotion." That just makes me want to 
put it on my skin during a dry season. I think self tanners especially on your face can often
make your skin look more dry, so it's nice to know that this tanner is so moisturizing. 

I have read a lot of reviews on this and it seems to be a subtle tanner so if you have a bit
of a tan going on then this may not be the product for you. However, if you are like me I have 
zero tan right now and want something that is very natural looking and will give my skin a 
healthy glow and color. 

This bottle is specifically formulated for the face/decollete area so I don't know how effective
it would be if you tried to put on your arms or legs. This tanner retails at Sephora for 
$34 for a 4.2 oz bottle. 

Does this self tanner interest you?! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Product of the Day- Concealer

Today's product of the day and review is brought to you by 
Revlon and Maybelline. 

I have been using 2 different concealers for different reasons, but they both have been
a favorite in my routine during these winter months. 

On the left I have Revlon Photoready Concealer in the shade light/medium. 
This is my favorite concealer of the moment for concealing blemishes, spots, or even 
under the eyes. It's a thicker formula, but yet very creamy and blendable. I didn't use this
as much during the summer, but it's been perfect for me during the winter months as I have 
felt my skin needs extra coverage in areas. 

I have found myself applying a thinner layer of foundation all over my face and 
then using this to really go over areas that are in need of some tlc for a more flawless finish. 

Love this concealer and would definitely repurchase at my drugstore when I run out. 

The concealer on the right is Maybelline Dream Lumi touch Highlighting concealer
in the shade beige (might need a lighter shade). 
I have found this to be a great concealer for brightening up your under eye area. I don't have
many dark circles or bags under my eyes, but I still find it helpful for making my eyes
look more awake, youthful, and brightened. I had to play around with this a little to find the best
application is patting with your finger. I used brushes and sponges and wasn't getting the effect
I wanted, but after application I just use my middle finger to lightly dab the product into
my skin and you can see the difference a lot more effectively. 

I have friends that don't use concealer and it's not always needed. You can always
double up on foundation if you need extra coverage, but for me during these colder 
months I find it more needed and it gives me a more polished look when I want it! 

These both have gotten great reviews in the beauty world for different reasons. 
What is your favorite concealer?!

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