Monday, January 19, 2015
Back in the 80's I purchased my first beautiful tin of Meteorites and fell in love with them. I never repurchased because really it just isn't something that I could justify and use daily. Ladies let me tell you this product is so nice on the vanity and feels like such a present every time I use this on my face. I am careful not to over use these as it can look a bit too shiny but in small amounts it definitely gives a glow to the face that doesn't translate into oil slick or disco ball!
It makes for a lovely gift for that woman who has a luxe love. Sephora also has a LE tin with a bow but they have been sold out and I decided that the current and common tin is just as lovely and the tin will be put to good use after the product has been used up (about 3 years from now:).
Are you one of the ladies that need this in your life? Do tell! Sherry
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Highlighters are something new that I started using this last year. I made some horrendous and actually quite hilarious mistakes when learning how to apply highlighters and watched a lot of Youtube videos and tutorials to apply correctly. Everybody and their mother has talked about the BECCA skin perfectors and after swatching away at Ulta and Sephora, I decided that this trio was the perfect way to try them out. They are $25 for the trio and apparently the Champagne Gold is a new and possibly limited edition highlighter.
The picture with them are swatched heavily to show them the best I could and are quite blended out. I have learned to apply this on the top of my cheekbones, below my eyebrows and also on the inner corner of my eyes. I use them sparingly and have noticed that my eyes look more awake when I use this as an inner corner perk up!
These highlighters are the perfect way to try out BECCA products and are easy to travel with and even throw in your makeup bag as the tube and doe foot applicator are wonderful to apply.
I believe that these are only a holiday set so grab yours before they fly off the shelves and you miss out on the trio of highlighting beauty! Sherry
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Oh how I love the ease of an eyeshadow cream crayon! They can be used all over the eye lid or as a liner and you can make them subtle or build them up for a great outstanding eye look. Bobbi Brown products are just absolutely luxe and although they are quite pricey, this trio is a holiday set that I found at Nordstrom for $38. I haven't had the pleasure until now of using her cream shadow sticks and they are all that a bag of chips!!!!
They apply smoothly, last a loooonnnnnggggg time and these colors are perfect for a variety of looks. The Pink Sparkle is quite shimmery but as an inner corner highlighter makes my eyes pop. The Smokey Topaz is gorgeous and that one gets the most use. I love using Espresso Bean as a liner and it makes my hazel eyes really stand out.
All in all these are a great value even though they are minis and I can definitely see myself buying some more colors! Give these a try if you like ease of cream shadows and because holiday sets give you a variety at a great price. I will definitely be thinking about a couple of people in my life these would make a great stocking stuffer. Let me know what you think and if you have used these before. Sherry
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Although I purchased these for myself after using a sample of this product, my husband asked if he could have them. He had horrible acne when he was a teenager and has some serious scarring and unevenness of his skin. I gave them to him and he started to use them once a week because he used them several nights in a row and his face became too sensitive. After a month of once a week usage he was pleasantly surprised that the skin of his face was smoother and the scarring appeared lessened. He also sunburned easily and he added daily sunscreen to his regimen (we know this happens when you use peels regularly). I was amazed that he was wanting to take care of his skin and now recommend other products for him to use. For instance he is now using an eye cream for his puffy morning eyes!
Does your significant other want to use more products because you are a beauty blogger or beauty buff? What have you seen the biggest difference in what they use? Would love to hear your thoughts on the products the men in your life use :)! Sherry
Clarins Flash Balm
Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash
I have been using Clarins Flash Balm for about 3 years now and can't imagine not using this product. Whether as a primer, a refreshing brightener during the day or as a mask at night the flash balm really tightens, cools and smoothes the skin with Olive and Witch Hazel. I carry a tube with me to work and love how its pinky colored balm brightens up my face when I am looking a little worse for the wear!
Then I saw the Eye Revive Beauty Flash and decided to purchase it from Dillard's and see how I liked it. I have some serious fine lines and my undereye area gets quite dry during the day. So this little tube joined the Flash Balm in my bag for work and oh ladies it works a treat! A little dab helps to smooth the skin and tighten it and it brightens and moisturizes the area helping me to look a little more refreshed without adding concealers and other products that tend to cake up under my eyes.
Some people aren't at all impressed with the Clarins Flash Balm and don't get the hype. I absolutely do and once I learned how to use the products, I can definitely tell a difference and especially for *ahem older skin these give me a dewy youthful look. And seriously ladies, who doesn't want that?
So have you tried the Clarins Flash Balm? Are you the yay or nay group? Do tell! Sherry
Friday, December 12, 2014
MAC Keepsakes Natural Face Kit
MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes
Yeppers the holiday brings out some of the prettiest and most unnecessary sets and palettes. But you gotta just get a couple, I mean it's a thing! Ha :) The MAC Keepsake Natural Face Kit just screamed at me when I saw it and it was the last one at my Dillards MAC counter so I HAD to get it, right? It has 3 eyesahdows, 2 lip colors, 1 iridescent powder and 1 cream color base. The packaging is adorable with a cameo face (watch the little "pearl" parts around the case though, they are flimsy and may come off easily IMO). The colors are beautiful and wearable. The lippie colors are the only really pigmented products in the kit.
The Plum Eyes kit is easily going to be the most used of the 2 palettes. With my hazel eyes these colors are complimentary and most of these colors have some nice pigmentation with a couple being powdery and having fallout. Last year was the first time I even purchased and used MAC products and I am not disappointed!
These are pretty to pull out of your bag and touch up and make great conversation pieces and MAC definitely knows how to put together collections and unique packaging. SO if you have a girlfriend, family member or even you that loves MAC and love the holiday collections and packaging, then this is for you!
Have you gotten any of the MAC Holiday Keepsake kits? Let me know in the comments :) Thanks for stopping by the blog, Sherry
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At a whopping $1.99 at my local CVS pharmacy, these lipsticks are great to collect all the colors. I read about these on another blog and learned that they last a long time. Most lippies (even stains) do NOT last on me and so I am always on the lookout for a lippie that can give my lips a run for the money!
The packaging on these suck. The lippie doesn't go all the way down and goes against the lid. The lid also doesn't stay on real well and you have to be careful that it doesn't open in your purse or makeup bag. The lipstick itself is dry going on and needs exfoliated and moisturized lips beforehand. But let me tell you this, these are no joke staying on. The color lasts and when "fixed" after applying they aren't going anywhere, even on my lips! The colors range from nudes to pinks to reds to dark vampy looks. I love them!
What do you think? Will you try the Wet N Wild Mega Last lippies? Let me know your thoughts and hope you have a great day! Sherry