Rose Infused Products

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hey everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. In today's post I'm going to be sharing you my thoughts on some products that have some sort of Rose infused ingredients in them.

There are many added benefits to using rose oil or rose water. With lots of new skin care products coming out with lines that specifically are infused with roses. Rose hip oil is said to help your skin with sun damage. It can also help to tone and brighten your skin. Containing Vitamin C and essential fatty acids that help replenish your damaged skin. Rose water helps to control the natural oils on your face and body. It can also help with your skins natural pH balance as well. Rose hip oil is good for people who have redness or inflammed skin, as it helps to sooth the skin to. There are lots of benefits to using both rose hip oil and rose water, so I'm going to share with you some of my favorite products. 

  1. Nourish Organic Face lotion with Argan and Rose water - This light weight lotion has a soft scent of rose water, nothing too overpowering because it can tend to be overwhelming. This product is said to soften your skin while replenishing it. It is also said to restore the elasticity of your skin while evening the tone and texture. Wow! What a lot of great benefits in one product. When I was on my old skin care routine, I loved to use this lotion to make me feel extra good after a shower. I would put this on face and it was nice enough for my sensitive skin but it did feel a little more stickier than other moisturizers. 
  2. Nourish Organic Face toner with Rose water and Witch Hazel - I don't know about you, but my grandma swears by witch hazel. She's been using it for decades and she's 74, but looks like she can be in her 60s. Her skin looks so well for her age, so I was excited to try this toner that had both witch hazel and rose water inside of it. This toner is made so that it doesn't strip the natural moisture from your face, yet it's adding to it unlike some other toners I've tried. Other toners would leave my face with more of a firm feeling, so I would have to follow up with serum and moisturizer because my skin wouldn't feel right. But I love how my skin feels when I use this toner. It's great and gentle enough for my skin while giving it a nice refreshing feelig. 
  3. Nourish Organic Rose hip and Rose water body oil mist - Are you getting the theme here? Nourish Organic has a lot of rose hip oil and rose water based products. Along with other ones as well. But back to this mist. Oh boy don't I feel like a Greek goddess when I used this baby up. The bottle is mearly for show, as I barely have anything left over after using this. On days when I really want to feel good about myself, I would use this right after the shower. My body and skin felt so good when I had this on even though my skin didn't absorb it that well. It did take a while for everything to fully soak in but boy did I feel like a queen using a secret product no one else has. If you treasure your body, you'll try this one out at least one time. Pretty please?
  4. Pixi Rose Oil blend - And if you really want to splurge, you'll get this Pixi Beauty rose oil blend. Yes it's the gifts of the gods and when I got the last one at my local Target, I knew it was fate. This precious beauty just had to come home with me. A little thicker than say coconut oil, I love to use this when my face is feeling a little bit more dry. This has a combination of different oils to help keep your face looking young, give you that glow, and to improve the elasticity of your skin. I also like to use this with some of my cream contour as they can be on the drier side. But be warned. A small drop really goes a long way. 
  5. Nourish Organic Argan face serum with Apricot and Rose hip oil - Boy oh boy do I love this serum. This serum is a little on the thinner side, so I would suggest using a cotton ball or pad when you apply it. It will be runny if you do with your hands, so you've been warned. I love how much this hydrates my face and gives me the best feeling ever. I really love everything about this serum and it's perfect for fighting the dry air in the winter. 

Have you ever tried some rose infused products? Leave a comment down below letting me know and I'll see you soon! 

All About Purlisse

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hey everyone,

 In today's blog post, I'm going to telling you my thoughts on Purlisse. You can say that Purlisse is an Asian inpsired skin care brand. Combined with French skin technology, this brand brings you simple yet effective products to keep your skin looking its best.

Purlisse was kind enough to send me these products and I've tested them out for over a month, so my review is completely authetic and as real as can be. I was sent over the 2 face masks, 2 moisturizers, a BB cream, a facial cleanser, and a lip nourisher. I'm going to be sharing with you my full thoughts on these products. 

4-1 Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser - By far my favorite product that I got out of all of the products. This Soy Milk Cleanser has a combination of soy milk, soy protein, whole oat and white tea. This cleanser is also a doubled use product, because it can also take your makeup off as well. What I loved about it, was that it really did take majority of my makeup off when I used it. I only had a problem with heavy duty mascaras, that I had to follow up with a makeup wipe. Other than that, it really washed away my makeup while also taking away the dirt and oil. It has definitely been my favorite product and I used it completely for the month. It's done. I salvaged as much as I could out of this bad boy. It left my face feeling firm, which was good for night. That's also a plus, because using it at night really leaves your face refreshed for the next morning. Being that I used this every night....  literally, every single night. It defnintely feels like a product that is worth your buck. You would use your normal sized amount of cleanser. It doesn't form and when you put it on your face..... oh boy you're gonna love the feeling. 

BB Tinted Moist Cream with SPF 30  - This product that I got, I actually requested because I wanted to see how this BB cream would hold up with my skin tone. If you read my Current Skincare Routine blog posts, you would know that I am currently on Retin A, which requires me to use an SPF moisturizer throughout the day. So I was very happy to get this BB cream that has an added bonus of 30 SPF. We'll talk about their moisturizer that has SPF too later ;). This BB cream is said to give you a natural finish while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, it has a rich moisturizer with skin perfecting color, and it's approved for all skin types. You can also wear this BB cream under your foundation as well. I thought this BB cream was pretty nice. It was light weight and it barely felt like you anything on your skin. I was able to blend it out into my skin, it just washed me out a little bit being that I'm more tan. This is perfect for me when the weather is just coming out after the winter, and the sun is out more. Since I do tan in the summer, this is something I would have to use underneath my foundation. I can always mix it with another BB cream as well for added bonus. I love the plus that it has SPF in it because that is certainly a great way to protect your skin from the sun's harsh ways. 

Pur Moist - One of the moisturizers that I got was this Pur Moist hydra-balance moisturizer. This product has white tea, vitamin E, and french marine plants combined into it. This moisturizer is more of gel consistency but it feels like a cream when you put it on and it really absorbs into the skin well. This moisturizer is perfect for your night time routine as it will help to hydrate your face over night. This product is also for all skin types, including sensitive which is what I have. This wasn't a heavy feeling moisturizer when you put it on. It kind of feels like a serum, but thicker. I love how you can use a little bit of product and moisturize your whole face. I also like to bring this down to my neck and upper chest area, so that I'm hydrating those areas as well. That is very important to keep up with. This moisturizer even has blue lotus that is like an antioxidant for your skin to fight against free radicals. Basically meaning, it's going to help your skin nourish its cells and help to make them nice and your skin plump. 

Pur Protect - So this was the moisturizer I was talking about before. This essential daily moisturizer also has 30 SPF in it, which I love to use in the morning. This moisturizer has white tea, soy protein, and algae extracts to help give you a nice protective surface on your face from the sun. The consistency of this moisturizer is a little thicker and more white than the Pur moist, although they both feel the same when applying on the skin. You can sort of feel the SPF in this moisturizer, but it isn't a really thick and sticky feeling like a normal SPF sunscreen would be. This again, is for all skin types including sensitive. This is perfect to use as a base for your makeup, because you're not only protecting your face, but you're hydrating it as well. That's exactly what you want to do for a nice fresh face for the day, especially in the summer. This product is also infused with blue lotus as well to give you the added benefits your skin needs. 

AND did I forget to add that a little goes a long way with both of these moisturizers. I've been using them for a month and I still have at least half of it left. 

Pur Lip Comfort - Boy did I feel like Lil Mamma and my lip gloss was popping when I had this stuff on. Ever wanted the comfort of wearing a nice soothing lip blam while also have a nice shine like you're wearing your favorite lip gloss from 8th grade? Yea, that pretty much sums of how I feel about this Pur Lip Comfort. This has mango and shea butters, jojoba and rice bran oils and vitamin E to really hydrate and lock in the moisture. This really saved my lips when I swatched my Ofra Lip Collection.  This really nourishes your lips and give it back its baby smooth surface. I absolutely love this stuff and I'm trying so hard to use it because I'm almost completely gone with it. 

Blue Lotus and White Tea treatment sheet mask - Who doesn't love a good sheet mask? I know I do. I was so excited to try this one out. This is said to improve your skins texture, brighten and firm the skin, that gives you a healthy and youthful looking complexion. You can use this treatment hot or cold. If your face is feeling puffy, just leave the mask in the fridge for a few hours before your use it. To get a deeper feel of the ingredients, place this mask in hot water to really open up your pores and soak everything in. Make sure that your pat in the left over ingredients when you're done. I really felt a difference when I used this mask. It was just as great as the Blue Lotus and Seaweed sheet mask that I got to try. I really loved both of them and they both left my face feeling so refreshed and looking really youthful. I got a lot of compliments on my natural skin after I used this product. 

Overall, I loved all of these products that I got to try and I'm truly thankful for it. Keep in mind that all opinions are my own. They aren't influenced by others, these opinions are completely mine. I think Purlisse if perfect for you if you splurge on your skin care and you want products that will truly benefit your skin without harming it. Have you ever tried Purlisse before? Let me know in the comments down below and I'll see you soon! 

Destination Chic

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hey everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. On today's post, I'm going to be sharing with you my thoughts on Ipsy's 2016 May glam bag called Destination Chic. I know that I'm a little late with this blog post, but I still wanted to get it up here and share with you how I felt about it.

As per usual, this month's glam bags have a ton of brands for the month. So it's nice to know you're not always getting the same thing and that your bag is really made for you. This month's brands were Crazy Rumors, Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics, Trissola, Glamour Dolls, It Cosmetics, Mellow Cosmetics, Pacifica, Neutrogena, Eva NYC, NoTs, GlamGlow, Bellapierre Cosmetics, Vasanti Cosmeitcs, Epice International, Simissglam, Clark's Botanicals, Vera Mona, Aurora, Hikari Cosmetics, Ziaja, PEEK Beauty, The Organic Pharmacy, Jersey Shore Cosmetics, Avene, Hanalei, INSPR Beauty, SOO AE, Etat Libre D'Orange, Formula 10.0.6, Biossance, Smashbox Cosmetics. With all of these different brands, you're not bound to get the same type of product in your glam bag. Meaning lipstick, blush, etc. You have a chance of getting skin care products, hair care products, and tools, which is a great plus. 

This month I got It Cosmetic's No tug, waterproof eyeliner, Jelly Pong Pong Bronzer Duo in Caribbean Sun, Trissolo Chia Smoothing Hair Oil, Glamour Dolls Sperm Whale Blending Brush #10 and Crazy Rumors Hibikiss natural lip color in Coral. 

The first product I'm going to be talking about, will be It Cosmetic's Waterproof liner. I already tried this product at Generation Beauty and I love it. The black is so intense and dark that you can easily line your waterline and upper waterline. Sometimes it does wear off a little easy, but I find that it is easy to work with. I even used this as a base to do my smokey eye, and it blended out pretty well for me. The only thing I don't like about this product, is that it does dry up pretty easily. When it does get dry, you can't even use it because the color is completely lost. 

The next product that I got was this Jelly Pong Pong cosmetics bronzer duo in the shade Caribbean Sun.  I really liked this bronzer duo. I thought that the bronzer and blush was a nice combination to give you a sunkissed look with a nice soft flush to your skin. The bronzer color was nice but it did make me look a bit orange with my tanned skin. So this would be nice for someone lighter than me. I really loved the blush. It complimented my skin tone so well and it is one of my favorites. 

The next product that I got was Trissola's Chia smoothing oil. This product is said to strengthen your hair, nourish it, hydrate, and add shine all to your hair! Isn't that wonderful. I did love this oil very much. It did give my hair a lot of shine and helped to calm down my tight curls as well. The only thing I didn't like was that it did have a fragrance to it and I don't really like hair oils that have fragrance because I feel it adds more texture to my hair. I did find myself grabbing this whenever I was doing my hair however. 

The next product that I got was Glamour Dolls Sperm Whale edition #10 blending blush. First impression of this brush was that it was very cute and definitely a unique styled brush to have. However, I accidentally broke it when I left it on my bed. I was disappointed but I was able to get a use for it. This is a nice brush for when you want to apply a deep shade in a small place. It can softly blend the shadow out, while still keeping it intense. The quality of the brush does someone match the price but I really liked the bristles of the brush. 

Lastly, I got Crazy Rumor's Hibikiss Lip Balm in coral. This was by far my favorite product in the whole glam bag. This was a nice chapstick with a soft color and sweet scent to it. I couldn't enjoy it more because my dog chewed the bottom of it, so I wouldn't be able to move the product up to use it. I was so sad but this is definitely a product that I would purchase again. 

Overall, I really liked this month's glam bag and I think it was a very nice bag and I enjoyed all of the products. Even though I got a product that I already have, it was still a nice bag. I love Ipsy so much and I think it's a great way to try new brands and products. 

All about Pigments

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hey everyone,

In today's post, I'm going to be showing you some pigments from Naked Cosmetics. I got this Naturally Nude Collection of 6 pigments from Ipsy, on one of their Ipsy offers. I'm really loving these pigments and I want to share with you my thoughts on them.

This collection of pigments are in the Naturally Nude collection, which is one of Naked Cosmetic's top sellers. It features six different pigments for $59.99. You can also buy the pigments individually for $14.99. You're definitely getting a deal by getting the pigments in a set. My first impressions of these pigments, were that the color payoff was very well and that it comes with a lot of product. As you can see, it's almost filled to the top and it's great that you really only need to use a small amount. So this is a product that you can really get a bang for your buck out of. 

  1. Naturally Nude 1
  2. Naturally Nude 2
  3. Naturally Nude 3
  4. Naturally Nude 4
  5. Naturally Nude 5
  6. Naturally Nude 6 

As you can see from the picture, the colors are very beautiful. The swatches are just one swipe too. This is what the colors look on my skin tone. I really like working with these pigments. To use it, I just sprayed my brush with some setting spray, and then I picked up the pigment and patted it on my eyelids. I love how this collection is great for putting an eyecatching color on the center of your lids. They are very beautiful, but I did have some problem with creasing. Which is because I do have hooded eyelids, so sometimes it does transfer onto my crease area. What I also love about this collection is that it's like a gradient of colors and you can also double up and use this for a nice winged liner. I love mixing this with Inglot's duraline and making a cool wing with it. You can also use pigments in many different ways. You can also use it as a lipstick or even a nail polish by mixing it with clear polish. It's one of those products that are unviersal to use. I loved this collection and when I want a nice shimmered lid, I reach for these. The prices are a little steep for me, but for how long it lasts, depending on how often you use it, is great. There's a lot of product so you have a bunch of different looks you can do. What are some of your favorite pigments? Leave a comment down below letting me know!

Current Skin Care Routine

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hey everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. In this post, I wanted to share with you my updated skin care routine. I have been using a few new products from Derma E and Purlisse. I wanted to share with you a combination that is really catering to my sensitve skin.

I had the pleasure of being sent most of these products to try. However, my opinions on these products are only after I've been using this regimen for around a month now. This current routine includes my day and night skin care uses. 

For the morning, I love using my Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser in the morning. I feel like this cleanser not only wakens up my face, but it helps to give me a smooth canvas when I want to apply my makeup. Even if I'm not applying makeup for that day, it gives me a nice subtle glow to my face and leaves me feeling refreshed. I like to follow up with Purlisse Pur Protect spf sunscreen and moisturizer. As you all know, I'm also on retin a, which requires you to put sunscreen on your face so that you don't burn it. Since retin a is a strong product to use, you want to make sure you're using a high spf to protect your face. The added moisture from it, makes it a creamy product to put on that leaves your face feeling smooth throughout the day. 

For the night time, I like to use a variety of products to ensure that face is soaking up great ingredients throughout the night. It also helps so that in the morning, my face isn't build up with makeup or much dirt/oil. To wash my face at night, I've really been loving Purlisse 4-1 soy milk cleanser. I like to use this product because it leaves my face more firm. What's great about this product, is that it also removes your makeup at well. I can say it takes off about 99% of my makeup when I use it, and that's a full face. I always follow with a makeup wipe as well, to ensure my face is really clean for the next products. Next, I like to use my Derma E toner mist, to tone my face. It has a sweet smell to it, and my face really soaks in the product. Then I follow uup with Derma E purifying youth serum. Using this after my toner, really helps to makes my face feel good and again, my skin really soaks up this product. You can stop here, but I also like to follow up with a moisturizer to really lock everything in. Sometimes if I feel like my face needs a little extra step, I'll use Pixi Beauty's Rose Oil Blend. I don't use it too often because of my sensitive skin, but when I do use it, it leaves my face feeling refreshed. For moisturizer, I love to use Purlisse Pur Moist hydra moisturizer. This is perfect at night, because it hydrates your face even more and has a little bit of a thick consistency than the spf moisturizer. A little bit also goes a long way, so this is perfect. When I wake up in the morning after doing this regimine, I find my face looks really healthy. I've been getting tons of compliments on my skin when I go makeup free, so I don't feel the need to always wear makeup. 

What's your skin care routine? Comment down below some products you're loving and I'll see you soon. 

From Spring to Summer

Saturday, June 4, 2016

 Hey everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. On today's post, I'll be showing you some makeup tricks to transition from Spring to Summer. With Summer coming soon, you want to change some of your makeup uses to better combat the summer weather while stil looking amazing! So keep on reading to find out more.

When updating your makeup routine throughout the seasons, you want to make sure that you can still work with the products you already have. That way you don't have to constantly buy new things to adhere to different routines. You can get a collection of items that also be easily transitioned from one season to next. It's amazing what you can do to make sure your beauty routine stays in tack and you're still using products that you love! 

To start off on your face, you want to use a BB, CC cream, or a tinted moisturizer to keep your face nice throughout the day, with SPF, while still providing coverage to your face. For this I recommend using EM Cosmetics CC cream (no longer available) or Mark Get a Tint, tinted moisturizer. For concealer, if you want to use it, I suggest choosing a shade that really matches your foundation, so you're not really highlighting. I like using Mac's concealer in NC45. For that extra glow, try using Manna sheer glo to give your skin a dewy and illuminating finish. 

For the summer, I love using creams on my face. The creams really help to blend into the skin without giving you an overly powdered face in the summer that you can possibly sweat off. There are many different options when it comes to using cream anything, so I'm going to share with you some of my favorites. I love using Em Cosmetics Love me for Me powder to set my face all over. If you watch my YouTube videos, you would see that I really love this powder and it's one of my staple items to use. For highlighting, because it's obv a must, I love reaching for ModelCo's highlighting trio. With three different shades, this is just the perfect thing to grab for when highlighting in the summer. Of course for blush, you want to use a cream blush too, a powder would be good if you're feeling it. However, I love using Nars cream blush in Constantinople. It's so cream and nice to blend with, but you have to work fast. 

I love contouring. who doesn't love contouring. But lets stick to more of a bronzed skin than heavy duty contouring. That look is always nice, but it's alwayas good to switch it up a bit and not focus too much on contouring. Yet, lets focus on warmng up our skin to really bring out the goddess in us. For this, I love using Too Face sun bunny  bronzer. Any bronzer will do but I love this because it also comes with a highlight that you can use as well. It's the perfect go to for the summer. 

I love a good cat eye and who doesn't love black liner, but lets take a break for a bit and use some brown liner. I love how brown eyeliner can still give you the eye popping look but still but subtle enough for you to rock during the day, and you can spice it up at night. I love how versatile it is just like black eyeliner and you can make it work with pretty much any look to give a cool affect. For liner, even winged, try Colour Pop's gel liner in overboard. For a pencil I suggest trying Mr. Write Now eyeliner in Bill. And for your waterline, try NYX Wonder pencil

And of course, there's nothing like a nice pink lipstick to capture any look. I love a nice pink link because it's a soft way of adding color to your face without it having to be too much and you can also focus more on the eyes. For this, I'm loving Em Cosmetics lipstick in Nine to Five. For a sheer kind of lip that still has color and is extra moisturizing, use Dirty Little Secrets lipstick in Guilty Pleasure

These are some my summer must haves and ways that you can transition your makeup from 
Spring to Summer. What product was your favorite? Leave a comment down below and let me know what your summer must haves are. I'll see you soon! 

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