Friday, July 31, 2015
The Super Sizer mascara in Very Black
Intense Me liquid liner in Intense Black
I was graciously sent these by Cover Girl to check out and have to remind all that the opinions are my own! Lately with the new obsession with liquid liners I was happy to try this out. I don't wear as much black unless I am going out and am careful that my under eye dark circles don't get worse because of liner! This liner has a small brush to apply, is very inky black and takes quite a while to dry. It is very pretty and yet smudges very easily. I am careful when I apply this and try to "dot" the product in my lash line for a pretty look.
The mascara proclaims that it will volumize your lashes 400% corner to corner and comes with a small skinny wand that you are supposed to "twirl" as you apply. I can tell you that this mascara makes the lash line look awesome and separates the lashes well because of the skinny wand. I am blessed with long lashes but they are thinning the older I get. This mascara did give my lashes a good "oomph" but not 400%!
All in all I like these 2 new products and will repurchase the mascara and if there are other colors of the liner I will try those as well.
Have ya'll tried these? What do you think? Do tell!
Target carries Sonia Kashuk products and I love them! Her body care products are decadent and smell divine. I love putting on lotion especially in the summer because it lasts and you can smell it through the day. She has several scents and all of them are wonderful. There are sprays lotion and shower gels. Layering at it's finest!
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts? Try them ladies, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Artful Blogging Magazine by Somerset Studio
Blogging for Creatives by Robin Houghton
Blogging for Dummies
Reading is a passion for me. I read several books a week and enjoy reading books that also educate me. My blog is over a year old now and yet I still feel like a newbie so I read anything I can get my hands on. I also read blogs that continue to give me tips and tricks as they are practical and blogger approved! On my Nook I have Blog Inc, by Grace Bonney, Joy Deangdeelert and Meg Mateo Ilasco. I also have purchased the Blogosphere magazines that are UK based and are lovely!
All in all, I love learning and reading and the resources have been welcome to help me with blogging. I don't think I will ever truly "get it" but I am having fun trying.
What are some blogging books you like? Do you have any suggestions for more books for me to read? Thanks to all the bloggers out there that share their blogging tips and tricks as it tremendously helps those of us still learning how to do it!
It's always fun to participate in giveaways as it is a great way to find new products and brands. This giveaway has a little bit off everything! Check out her blog http://junniku.blogspot.ca and give her a big howdy :) and be sure to go to the rafflecopter and enter. Good luck to us all.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Woohoo for my favorite day of the year! Ok so maybe not THE favorite but pretty dang close. What are you wearing today? I have Kat Von D Bauhau5 a bright raspberry that frickin lasts. Lipstick just makes me happy and I can run out the door with just a lippie on and feel great. It's definitely my signature makeup look and will be until I die.
Have a great national lipstick day and have fun!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
So I gave in and purchased this at Ulta for $25. I have literally tried a LOT of tanning lotions and either turned jaundiced orange, got patchy as hell or it just looked like I had a skin disease! So I am holding out hope that this will be the bomb! I showered, then spread it in circular motions as directed, was careful around knees, ankles and elbows and then washed my hands. You are supposed to wait 3 minutes and without a clock in the bathroom, I counted out 3 minutes after putting in hair product that needed to wait as well.
This lotion doesn't have a yucky (I know technical word that) smell and rinsed off well and felt quite moisturizing on my freshly shaved legs without burning. After about 6 hours I could tell there was a small amount of glow and color, not in your face but subtle. So I will watch and wait and follow up with ya'll after a couple of days and let you know if it is a winner or dud for me.
Have ya'll tried this? What was your experience? Do tell!!
UPDATE: Ladies I am impressed with this tanning lotion! No it doesn't have a dark tan but it's perfect for that glow that doesn't turn orange or weird. AND it is easy and the next morning I noticed just the right amount of tan. I had only 2 spots on my palms where I didn't wash well but overall AWESOME! Even my hubby commented that my legs looked nicely tanned, high praise indeed. Love it and will repurchase when it runs out :)
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Shea Moisture Dry Oil Mist in Superfruit Complex $8
Ahava Dry Oil mist in Cactus and Pink Pepper $45
I am terrible at moisturizing my body and when dry oil sprays hit the market I knew it was just what I needed. These 2 were purchased at my local Ulta and after spraying about 10! on my arms and legs in the store these really stood out for me.
I am particulurly sensitive to odors and yet love scents that are different and compel me. These dry oils did it! The Shea Moisture is inexpensive yet very easy and comfortable to use. I have this in my shower so I can remember to spray myself down while still wet before I dry off. The Ahava is quite expensive but lighter on the oil and beautiful to use and smells divine! I believe that these will become a good habit and I may check out more as I research.
Do you use dry oil sprays? Do tell your experiences and let me know if you have a favorite that I should try!