Face Treatment Oil with Plant Extracts: Clarins Blue Orchid

29 Apr

Clarins Face Treatmetn Oil

If your skin is on the dry side, adding a high-performance face treatment oil to your beauty routine is a no-brainer.

Clarins Blue Orchid Oil is designed to nourish dehydrated skin and enhance your skin’s natural glow.

It’s all about the formula of this oil with 100% natural extracts like rosewood, patchouli, and blue orchid that tone and refine the skin.

Blue Orchid Oil also contains hazelnut oil which seals in moisture and protects against fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Apply

According to Clarins, here’s the best way to apply Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil:

  1. Release a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand and warm between both hands.
  2. Breathe in deeply to benefit from the aromatic properties of the essential oils.
  3. Apply to a cleansed face and neck.
  4. Gently press on the face with the flat of your hands to encourage fluid release.

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Mastering Matte Eye Shadow: Too Faced Natural Matte

25 Apr

Too Faced Natural Matte

Happy Monday beauties!

If sparkle isn’t your thing this spring/summer, an easy way to master the matte look is with the Too Faced Natural Matte palette.

This collection of eye shadows features shades from the best-selling Natural Eyes palette in a matte format.

The creamy shadows have a silky smooth formula, the pigmentation is rich, and the colors are easy to blend!

TIP: If you want to apply a base before applying matte eye shadow, make sure it’s also a matte base!

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Superfood for Your Skin: Nip+Fab Kale Range

20 Apr

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Kale is still one of the healthiest foods on the market, but now there’s a new way to get your greens.

Nip+Fab has recently introduced their Kale Fix range–a gentle and nourishing line packed with superfood ingredients like kale.

I had a chance to try three star products in this range, which will work well for anyone looking to soften and nourish dry skin with moisturizing (non-irritating) ingredients.

Kale Fix Moisturizer

Everyone needs to apply a daily moisturizer, so why not use one that packs a punch with a superfood powerhouse complex of kale, watercress, and almond oil. Aloe vera and shea butter also help to improve skin texture.

With the Kale Fix Moisturizer, I found that all you need is 1 to 2 pumps for long-lasting hydration.

Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads

It’s hard to find makeup remover pads that remove makeup effectively, but don’t make your skin feel super dry and tight.

Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads gently cleanse with kale and watercress extracts and soften skin without irritations. I was impressed how easily these makeup pads removed makeup from both my eyes and face.

Kale Fix Clay Mask

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, clay masks are definitely a must-have.

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Ultimate Makeup Finisher: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+

12 Apr

MACP&PMist

Happy Tuesday beauties!

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is the holy grail of face mists so it was only a matter of time till I picked this up.

Lately, my powder foundation has been looking flat and chalky. After looking at a couple of MAC liquid foundations, a MAC rep suggested I try their best-selling makeup mist.

What a genius recommendation! I’ve now added “misting” as the last step in my makeup routine. Instead of looking overly matte and powdery, my skin looks healthy and dewy (but with the full coverage I like).

What You Need to Know about this Mist

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is a lightweight water mist that refreshes skin and finishes makeup. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals as well as a blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber to gently soothe your skin.

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Perfectly Pink Clear Nails

8 Apr

 Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

Happy end of the work week, beauties.

Even though I love nail polish, I’m not adventurous when it comes to bright nail colors 💅.

What I do love, though, are shiny strong nails.

Pink Gel Coat from Perfect Formula lets you apply a sheer pink coating that hardens natural nails so they grow stronger.

The keratin-based formula also includes an optical brightener that filters out any yellow appearance, making the whites of nails appear whiter.

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Save Your Lips: tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue

4 Apr

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue

Happy Monday beauties!

One of the biggest makeup launches to make a “splash” this spring is the tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection.

It definitely caught my eye not just because the packaging is so darn cute! It also hits the jackpot because it features skin-friendly products with healthy ingredients like algae and marine flowers.

Even though the weather is warming up, I’m not ready to give up using a moisturizing lip balm so I picked up the tarte Quench Lip Rescue in Opal.

This sheer balm hydrates and protects lips with a soft, subtle color in four shades:

  • Rose (coral pink)
  • Berry (deep red)
  • Nude (peachy pink)
  • Opal (pearly pink; shown in photo)

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Makeup Hack: Turn Your Eye Shadow into Eye Liner

31 Mar

MAC Cosmetics Embark Eye Shadow

Happy mid-week beauties!

Did you know that you can turn your favorite powdered eye shadow into an eye liner?

Using an eye shadow instead of a pencil liner creates a softer, more natural look.

Applying Eye Shadow as Eye Liner

Here are three easy steps to applying powder or cake eye liner:

  1. Select an eye shadow color that helps you get the look you want. TIP: For fuller, thicker looking lashes, apply a darker eye shadow.
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  2. Dip the tip of the eyeliner brush into the eye shadow. Apply wet for a dramatic effect or dry for a soft look.
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  3. Starting at the outer corner of your eye, move the brush across your upper lash line inward. Remember to stay as close to your lashes as possible.

MAC Products to Use

To line my eyes, I use MAC Embark eye shadow. This matte shade is a dark brown with a tinge of burgundy.

If you have blue or hazel eyes, this shade will make your eyes pop!

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Sheet Masks: A Quick Way to Test Drive Skincare

28 Mar

SheetMasks

Happy Monday beauties.

Have you noticed how expensive some of the latest face masks are? For example, the Instant Plumping Cream Overnight Mask from Hungarian brand Omorovicza runs around $250 a jar.

That’s over the top for me so I looked into three sheet masks that don’t break the bank! Sheet masks are a great way to test whether certain ingredients work effectively for your skin type.

Boscia Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask

Boscia is well-known for their groundbreaking, mineral-rich products.

This hydrating mask features a high concentration of antioxidants, peptides, and plant extracts to help firm, tighten, and brighten skin.

Leave this mask on for 15 to 20 minutes and rub any excess mask into your skin for added benefits.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

This set of concentrated eye treatment sheets instantly restore vibrancy to the eye area using pure retinol micro-infusion technology for up to 24-hour hydration. Retinol is about as good as you can get to smooth away the look of wrinkles.

Leave these eye masks on for 15 minutes, then peel off. Gently pat the remaining liquid into the skin around the eye area.

Sephora Collection Face Mask

This sheet mask collection covers it all! It has six different fiber sheet masks (in sets of two), each with a different benefit for the skin.

Leave these masks on for 15 minutes and gently massage your skin so that the excess liquid can penetrate.

Here are the different types of masks available in this collection:

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