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Monday, February 29, 2016

February Glossybox #MirrorMirrorMonday

Happy Leap Day!

Today I am sharing wth you what I got in my February Glossybox. For those of you who don't know what Glossybox is, it is a monthly subscription box for $21/ month you receive deluxe and full size samples of different beauty products in a beautiful keepsake box. Every box also comes with a fold out card that gives more information about each products and what they retail for. 


Let me just start off my saying that this has been my favorite Glossybox I have ever gotten! Everything from the "LOVEly" box that everything came in, but the sample themselves were awesome!




Benefit Cosmetics- The Professional Face Primer : I was so excited to see this in my box! I have been using this primer for a year! It's one of my favorite primers to use. It blurs any fine line, makes your pores virtually disappear and even out skin tone making your face perfect canvas ready for makeup.


Etre Belle Cosmetics- Golden Skin Roll-on Caviar Eye Gel: How cool is this eye gel!? The added benefit of having your eye treatment in a roll on is that applicator tip applies the right amount of pressure to your eye and it stays cold, perfect for any under eye puffiness. So far I am really liking this eye gel. It lays well under my makeup too which is a plus!


GlamGlow- Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser: If you have been following my blog you have seen my past posts on GlamGlow. I LOVE this product line! I was SO happy when I saw this sample in my box. I have the full size of this cleanser that I use every morning. This deluxe sample is perfect for travel! Plus they provided a 30% Off coupon code to Glamglow.com!




Teeez Cosmetics- Oasis Gem Lipstick in Heat Wave Ruby: This is such beautiful matte lipstick. I am usually not a huge lipstick fan, especially in such dark color, but I REALLY like this one! The formulation is so creamy and my lips don't feel super dry with it on. It's also long wear so you won't have to worry about it coming off on your coffee up ;) This is a limited edition color designed for Glossybox, but they have another color on their site.


Biorepublic Skincare- Pomegranate Crush Sheet Mask: Another one of my skincare favorites! I love sheet masks! they are a quick and easy way to refresh and hydrate your skin. I like to store mine in the refrigerator so when I put them on, the cold helps to reduce any puffiness :)

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! I you would like to try GlossyBox out for yourself, click on the link below to start your subscription today :)




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Sunday, February 28, 2016

And The Oscar Goes To.......

Happy Oscar Sunday!In honor of tonight's awards, I am going to be sharing with you one of the top beauty secrets the stars use to get ready for tonight! 


HydraFacial is the secret to all the celebrities glowing skin! I recently went to a local Med Spa where I got to experience this service first hand. HydraFacial is the award winning, non-invasive, anti-aging skin care treatment for healthy, good looking skin. What makes this treatment so popular is how quick the service is and how immediate you see results. There is NO downtime or discomfort, it takes around 30 minutes, and you skin is positively GLOWING after your treatment. Its perfect for every skin type as well! 

Here's how the process went:

  • First I was brought into the treatment room where my lovely esthetician removed all my makeup with a double cleanse. She washed away all my makeup with a gentle cleanser and once that was done, the fun began. 
  • The HydraFacial machine does most of the work, by a well trained and educated esthetician is what makes the service really work :) 
  • The machine feels like it's shooting water into every single pore on your face, but you're not dripping with water, it's the coolest thing! My esthetician did a double pass with the machine which nourished my skin with a mix of vitamins which got my skin prepped for the extraction phase. 
  • The machine uses a gentle suction that removes all the congestion and blackheads from my skin. 
  • After that you have a choice to do a few add on for your service to customize it to your skins needs and concerns. I am all about preventative care, so I had my esthetician use a serum that will help to smooth out any fine lines that are starting to appear on my forehead ;) 
  • With another quick pass to insure everything is absorbed into the skin my treatment was finished!


My face was positively glowing! I looked refreshed and my skin felt so hydrated! I would highly recommend this service to any and everyone! It's perfect especially for when you have a big even coming up! With wedding season right around the corner, I would highly recommend every bride, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride and wedding guest to try this service out! This is even perfect for all the girls getting read for their prom as well!

I hope you all enjoyed today's post and are having a fantastic weekend!

Have a 'Skincerely' beautiful week!

XoXo


Thursday, February 25, 2016

This Is "IT"!

Hello my loves!

Life has been VERY busy these last few weeks, but I am back and ready to share with you something BIG!

Today I am sharing with you my Holy Grail beauty products! I cannot say enough positive things about IT Cosmetics. I have done a few posts in the pasts on this brand and I wanted to share with you more of the wonderful products this line has to offer.


IT Cosmetics was founded and created by Jamie Kern Lima. She started off her career on camera as a news anchor and has suffered for most of her life with rosacea. She struggled to find the right products that would not only cover her redness but makeup that wouldn't irritate her already sensitive skin. She came up with the brand IT Cosmetics and works closely with dermatologists and plastic surgeons to create a line of makeup that not only gives you great coverage but great skin as well.


First up is the Bye Bye Foundation and CC+ cream. I use these products interchangeably depending upon the coverage and wearability that I want that day. Both products contain SPF 50+ and incorporate lots of skin loving ingredients that help to improve the overall look and feel of your skin. I like to wear the Bye Bye Foundation when I know I have a LONG day ahead of me and know that I won't have a chance to retouch my makeup. It does not budge! The 3D Flex technology keeps it in place and keeps it from creasing. The CC+ cream I use as my go-to everyday foundation. Its full coverage but still looks like my skin "but better".


Next up is the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. This is the BEST concealer! It literally makes any discoloration under my eyes disappear and stays in place all day with out smudging or creasing. All three products about are the same thing, the only difference is the white tube is waterproof and the silver tube has a doe foot applicator tip. I personally like the silver tube because I can apply the concealer a little better.



Now to lock all of your foundation and concealer in, nothing can beat the Bye Bye Pores silk pressed finishing powder! It does EXACTLY what the name implies. My pores virtually disappear! It's the craziest thing! I have the loose powder as well but the pressed is hands down the best! Plus its translucent so any skin type can wear it!



This palette is a girl-on-the-go's dream! The Vitality Brightening Anti-Aging Face Disk packs your contour, blush and highlight all in one palette. It's the perfect grab and go product! The bronze power has a nice matte finish making it the perfect shade to contour with and the blush has a beautiful gold tone to it that gives your face a healthy flush. To finish things off this highlighter give the perfect subtle glow that perfectly picks up the light to make your face glow.



No look is complete with out a nice coat of mascara. The Hello Lashes mascara helps to volumize, plump and nourish your lashes all in one coat. The ball tip makes it easy to get to those hard to reach lashes. I like this mascara but I am an even bigger fan of their new SUPERHERO mascara. That product really takes my lashes "to infinity and beyond"!




To finish my makeup routine up is nice coat of lip gloss. The Vitality Lip Butter Glosses are a lips dream come true! These glosses are so creamy and smooth and give my lips such a beautiful pop pf color. They also hydrate my lips as well and they last for a while on the lip. I only have to reapply after I've had something to eat haha. Another nice product is the Vitality Lip Flush in the shade Je Na Sais Quoi. This lip stain goes on clear and then magically adjusts to your perfect shade of pink. It also helps to condition and soften your lips too making them kissable soft ;) 

I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Let me know what  products you have tried and loved from IT Cosmetics!  Thank you all for stopping by!

XoXo

*This post is NOT sponsored, all of my thought and opinions are my own and all products were purchased on my own.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Be Your Own Valentine


Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, I figured I would share with you some comfy outfit ideas from Nordstrom! They have some of the best and cutest lounge wear to make your Valentine's day extra special. Even if you don't have a Valentine (like me ;) haha) that doesn't mean you can enjoy and celebrate the day! Be your own Valentine! Take the day to treat and pamper yourself! "Learn to love yourself first and everything else will fall in line." <3 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Beauty Buys #MirrorMirrorMonday



Happy Monday!

Today I am sharing with you a list of Valentine's Day Beauty Buys from Sephora. Even though I love a good piece of chocolate, I love chocolate inspired beauty products even more! ;) Less calories haha! 
These are the perfect little beauty buys for everyone from your best friend to your mom!

Happy Shopping and thanks for stopping by!

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XoXo