Thursday, July 31, 2014

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Foundation

When I was waiting to get my haircut at Ulta, the Philosophy saleslady was telling me about this foundation. The Philosophy foundations that I have tried before were too dry and heavy on my face. I wasn't really interested until she tried this on my face. It is lighter, not cakey and has a dewy finish, It doesn't have an overwhelming fragrance and doesn't take a lot to cover my face. I was actually impressed and ended up purchasing it.

It also claims to have some skin care ingredients that help long term. Another great ingredient is SPF 20! She matched me Shade 6 and it works really well. This is the first Philosophy "high end" skincare that I have tried. During Christmas they had some incredible skincare sets and that was all it took for me to love the brand!

Have you tried Philosophy foundations? What do you think? Do tell! Sherry

Milani Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Left top: Bella Emerald
Left bottom: Bella Bronze
Right Top: Bella Violet
Top Right: Bella Copper
Bottom middle: Bella Purple

Milani is an inexpensive and well made product line that I have purchased lots from. There are some hits and misses, however; this is a win in my book! These eyeshadows are silky smooth and have a great pigmentation. The swatches have a base of Urban Decay eye primer. I am not sure about the gel because they feel pure powder to me. Because CVS doesn't allow testers, I was unable to test out the other colors. I have heard that some of the lighter colors are hard to see and the pigmentation lacking.

I am overall impressed with these eyeshadows. I picked these colors because I have hazel eyes and these compliment my eyes well. They are $3.99 at CVS and so far, I have seen a wide range of colors available.

Run girls, these are going fast! Tell me, have you tried these eyeshadows? What are your thoughts? Do tell! Sherry

Highlighters that I can manage

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow
IT Cosmetics Hello Light Illuminating Powder
Revlon Photoready Skinlights in Peach Light
Benefit Watts-Up
Bare Minerals Ready Color Boost
Benefit Sunbeam
IT Cosmetics Hello Light Crème Luminizer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

I am the first to admit that I am a neophyte to highlighters. I have watched countless Youtube and read many articles on how to apply highlighters, especially for over 40 skin. I find that when I apply highlighters it gives my face a lit from within glow and rather than looking greasy it works well. Yes, it still scares me that I will look greasy and teenage, yet with practice I have found it gives me a healthy glow. Along with bronzer to warm my face, the highlighter just tops off my look and give me a healthy glow. I have a really red face and most of the products I find help to temper the red. I don't want to be over the top, as a nurse I need to remain professional.

These are the products that I feel comfortable with and work well with my skin. The powder I am light with because I don't want to emphasize pores or fine lines. I find the crème works much better. There are so many ladies that have taught me highlighter placement and I am grateful that there are many who give me education. Seriously, what would I do without internet education!

Revlon has some really great products and Ulta has all of these. The Photoready crème is easy to apply and blends seamlessly. The palette needs to be applied with a light hand.

IT Cosmetics is my favorite by far, as they have anti-aging ingredients and just really give me a subtle (light hand) glow.

Benefit is known worldwide and both these products are awesome. Blendable and easy, seriously subtle or buildable. I love these!

Becca is also known worldwide and is lauded all over the internet. I was fortunate to get this sample size and it works with my skin so well. I am tempted to get the full size but a little goes a long way and this will last me a long time. Again subtle but buildable and seriously easy to apply!

I keep learning and expirementing and in the summer it just gives my face such a luminous glow, which let's face it girls makes me happy!

Tell me your highlighter secrets, I would love to know and what products you can't without it! Do tell! Sherry

Monday, July 28, 2014

Makeup Monday Linky Party

Makeup Monday

Make sure you check out all the fabulous ladies and their blogs included in the Linky Party. The beautiful Maria at is hosting this Monday event.

Thanks ladies for stopping by the blog. Have a blessed week, Sherry

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Loreal Visible Lift Blur Products

Foundation #204 Creamy Natural
Concealer #301 Fair Pale

As a woman who is well over 40 sliding into 50, I am all about having my skin appear smoother, "blurred" if you will. I was browsing in my local drugstore and saw the display for these and started checking these out. I then came home and started trying to research them to see what they were all about. Ladies, back to the store I went and got these products!

This is what Loreal says: "Instantly erases the look of lines. Lightweight, anti-aging." "A makeup that blurs the look of lines, wrinkles and uneven texture while delivering the anti-aging benefits of Visible Lift.". Uses Opti-blur technology.

If you look at my swatch of the

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bite Beauty Lippie love #bitebeauty

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Bite beauty lippies are absolutely extraordinary! The company is a natural lip care company that states that the lippies are so healthy you can eat them. They have resveratrol, shea butter and essential oils to nourish and protect lips. There is a wide variety of lipsticks, pencils, glosses, matte and regular. I remember the first time I saw them at Sephora and swatched them and immediately fell in love with them. I have since collected quite a few of them!

The lippies are smooth, feel wonderful on the lips and have beautiful colors. The swatches above are multiple swipes, the pigment is not "in your face" and takes quite a bit to show up. The fragrance is minor and they taste good. The longevity is a couple of hours and needs to be reapplied often, however the solid black suede feeling case is a pleasure to pull out and use!

Bottom line, go to Sephora and check them out as they are awesome lippies.
has all the information you could want and some of the products are on the website that aren't at Sephora. All in all, I love BITE lippies and will continue to purchase them!! Thanks for stopping by the blog :). Blessings, Sherry

Trend: Clutch

I have never been one for carrying a clutch. But this one caught my eye and when I go to concerts and special dinners, this is perfect for dressing up the outfit. It is a sparkly black and the top has rhinestone inlays where the finger holders are. There is a great chain to use for crossbody or shoulder carrying. I have seen this particular type of clutch in magazines and catalogs and am excited to own this trendy clutch!

I usually don't do fashion type posts but felt this was right up the current trend and had to show it off! Do you carry clutches? What do you think about this one? Would love to hear your thoughts! Have a great day! Sherry