Nudies Tinted Blur Stick from NUDESTIX

5 Mar

Besides mascara and lip gloss, one makeup product that I seem to collect is blurring makeup.

The Nudies Tinted Blur Stick from NUDESTIX caught my eye at Sephora, so I had to give it a try.

This little stick is a powerhouse. It contains soft-focus mineral technology that smooths and blurs the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, lines, and pores. It has a beautiful cream-to-powder finish suitable for all skin types.

The formula includes shade-adjusting pigments that blend with your skin tone and create a soft-matte glow, rather than a flat finish. It comes in ten shades from ivory with cool pink undertone to rich tan with neutral undertone.

The stick is also quite the multiasker since it’s so blendable. You can apply it as an all-over foundation, blurring primer, highlight, or contour (it would be nice if it were bigger!). It’s also great for when you’re on the go.

Tip: If you have oily skin, apply a mattifying powder to control excess shine.

Finally, the Nudies Tinted Blur Stick is 100 percent vegan, oil-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Vegan-Friendly: My Clarins Skincare

1 Feb

Hi beauties!

If you’ve been looking for a plant-based skincare Line, Clarins has just launched a new collection called My Clarins.

I recently attended a reveal party for this vegan-friendly line, which consists of products that hydrate, balance, and enhance all skin types.

The collection includes Re-boost creams, a Re-charge night mask, a Re-fresh hydrating beauty mist, a Re-move micellar cleansing milk, a Re-move purifying cleansing gel, a Pore-less pore and mattifying scrub, and a Clear-out product that targets imperfections.

My Clarins has been designed with with millennials in mind: those in the age range of 18-29. Although I don’t fall into this demographic, I still can appreciate ethical products that are free from phthalates, parabens, and sulfates.

The majority of the products feature formulas that contain 88% natural ingredients. Key plant ingredients include coconut water and Alpenrose extract, which claims to reduce the impact of pollution on the skin.

Other ingredients are Meadowseed extract which reduces imperfections, moringa extract known for its detoxifying properties, and Strawberry tree extract which reduces pores and shine.

The pink and green packaging has been designed to put recyclability and recycled packaging first, and uses cardboard from sustainably managed forests. ♻️

My Clarins is available on Clarins and Sephora e-shops, and at Clarins retailers.

Thanks to Clarins for a great evening and gift box!

Active Natural Skincare: Lavido

7 Jan

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Hi beauties!

Since I’ve been hearing a lot about Lavido, a natural face and body care company, I decided to check out two of the brand’s most popular products.

Starting out as a homegrown business, Lavido creates products combining raw, plant-based ingredients and purified mineral-rich waters.

Key ingredients in Lavido products include certified organic essential oils and active natural ingredients.

Replenishing Facial Serum

The Replenishing Facial Serum has a light texture that’s formulated with organic pomegranate seed oil, lemon myrtle, and cold-pressed mandarin oil (the citrus scent 🍋 smells great!).

The serum is designed to aid moisture restoration and retention. Used regularly, it’s clinically proven to show improvement in skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity.

For a healthy glow, I apply the serum as a primer before foundation. You can also combine it with a moisturizer before applying foundation.

Usage: Apply two drops to damp, clean skin in the morning or evening.

Alert Eye Cream

Lavido’s Alert Eye Cream has received a lot of good feedback, including recognition from Elle Magazine as one of the best beauty products for 2016.

My eyes tend to be puffy in the morning, so I was interested in trying a delicate, water-based eye cream.

This vegan-friendly and gluten-free eye cream is made with plant-based hyaluronic acid, cold-pressed avocado and pomegranate seed oils, and citrus extracts that help revive and soothe tired eyes.

So far, I love the light texture and the refreshing feeling around my eyes after I apply this cream! For an extra cooling effect, I leave the cream in the fridge to help quickly deflate eye bags.

Long-term results, based on clinical studies, include an increase in skin firmness and elasticity and smoothness.

Usage: Apply to fingertips and gently pat into the skin around the eye, including the eyelid. Allow to absorb before applying makeup.

Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉🎉🎉