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
Color Swatches from top:
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
Monday, December 8, 2014
Available at Ulta for $20
Since I quit smoking, I am not as self conscious about my hair smelling like smoke. However, this hair mist also boasts being able to give a shine and help with frizz control. I have used this twice and the fragrance is not overwhelming and the mist does give a bit of a shine. The frizz control part is not as noticeable to me and we have had some really humid days this last week.
Who would have thought that there would be a product for your hair to smell good but there are lots of these in stores, from the inexpensive to the exhorbitant! I like the idea and although it isn't something I feel is necessary, it is definitely indulgent!
Have you tried any of the new hair fragrance mists? Do tell! Blessings, Sherry
$45 at Sephora an exclusive petite liner set for the holidays
Midnight in Paris (new)
When I was in my local Sephora, I decided that I wanted to try some new and exciting colors for eyeliners. I have been quite boring and wanted to try something a bit more daring. Enter Marc Jacobs Skyliners with some fun colors. I swatched them in the store and the first thing I noticed is that they are vivid and some have sparkles in them. Secondly, I noticed that they glided on very easily and that is a big deal for my older eyes :)!. Lastly ladies let me tell you that these freakin' last. Whew I really had to work to get them off my arm!!!! These are my first Marc Jacobs makeup product and I really love them.
Not all the colors have sparkle in them, there is a few that are plain and they are all beautiful. This is a set that is specific for the holidays and I was pleased to get my hands on these. If you are looking for some great eyeliners, great colors and some serious lasting power these are definitely the ones.
Have you tried these skyliners? Tell me your thoughts below, would love to hear from you! Blessings, Sherry