All about #pumpkin in #skincare up on the #blog!
Happy Friday readers!
If you notice you wake up with sleep wrinkles in the morning, it can be caused by the friction between you and your pillow. Unless you sleep on your back, satin or silk pillowcases may be worth looking into as they slide rather than pull against your skin. Bonus tip: they can also help reduce frizzy hair!
Do you use a silk or satin pillowcase?
Have a great weekend!
Happy Thursday everyone!
I’m excited to bring you a review on one of Too Faced’s Holiday 2016 sets. First off, can anyone beat the Christmas in New York theme? Call me crazy but it’s my dream to travel to NYC during the holiday season. Something about it just fascinates me but until that happens, I’ll gladly enjoy dreaming about it.
Okay, back to the review. I tried the Too Faced Lip Injection and instantly knew I had to get it. So I went on the hunt for this one and wouldn’t you know that all the stores I checked didn’t have these in stock. So, the next best thing was this set as it had 3 of the lip plumpers and matching blushes. Was it worth it? Keep reading!
Too Faced Naughty Kisses and Sweet Cheeks
Described as: This fabulously festive set comes with three deluxe Lip Injection Glossy Lip Glosses and three coordinating Love Flush Blushes, all wrapped up in one pretty package. Give as one present or spread the love (and kisses) by gifting each pair separately.
I love how these come ready to gift in case you choose to do so!
This set includes: Mini Lip Injection Glossy Original (clear) and Love Flush Crazy in Love (bright pink); Mini Lip Injection Glossy Milkshake (nude) and Love Flush Baby Love (nude peach); and Mini Lip Injection Glossy Like a Boss (orchid) and Love Flush Dream Lover (lilac).
Great value set ($36)
Unique/variety of shades
Can be gifted
Blushes are nicely pigmented
Good lasting power
Blushes are smaller than I’d like
Colors may be too sheer for darker skin tones
Overall: I’m very happy with this set. Considering that a deluxe size of the Lip Injection costs $14, receiving 3 of these plus the blushes makes it a good value. You can keep all 3 or gift them and they come imprinted with a gift tag, ready for you to personalize it. I was a bit skeptical to try the lilac blush and lip plumper but it’s actually a very flattering shade and it sheers out a bit more pink on my cheeks. Both the blushes and lipglosses have good lasting power, with the blush lasting almost all day and the gloss a solid 3 hours. The lip plumpers do tingle for about a minute or so but it does deliver a pouty, fuller lip. My only complaints would be that the blushes are on the small side and it takes a few swipes for my brush to pick up product; also, some of the shades might be too sheer for darker skin tones. Other than that, Too Faced did a great job with this set!
Here is a swatch of the blushes. Top-Bottom: Dream Lover, Crazy in Love and Baby Love
And a swatch of the lip plumpers. Top-Bottom: Original, Like a Boss and Milkshake
I’d love to know, what holiday sets are you looking to buy?
Hi everyone! How was your weekend? It’s a bit chilly this Tuesday and I for one, am welcoming cooler temperatures.
Speaking of cooler weather, I saw this tag on Nicole’s site PrettyRuffLife (who by the way is hosting a giveaway) and thought it would be a cute post for today. Let’s jump into it!
What is your favourite Fall colour?
I would have to say orange (in all its variations), burgundy and red-hued browns. These make for lovely eyeshadow colors.
What is your favourite Fall lip product?
I would say that a good lip exfoliator is key during fall. I don’t really stick to wearing certain lip colors for fall but no shade looks good with flaky lips so I make sure to keep handy my Sara Happ Lip Scrub. This stuff is ah-mazing!
What is your favourite Fall accessory?
A scarf and nice coat.
What is your favourite Fall nail polish?
A dark, vampy nail color is always fun and OPI Linkin Park After Dark fits the bill. I also love orange shades like OPI Chromatic Orange and though I have’t tried this one yet, the curry yellow shade, Never a Dulles Moment, from the Washington DC OPI collection looks so unique and fun.
What is your favourite Fall scent?
Anything that has cinnamon mixed in. So weather it’s pumpkin cinnamon or apple cinnamon, I’m in.
What is your favourite Fall fashion?
Boots, coats and comfy leggings. I’m also a huge fan a warm fluffy socks.
What is your favourite Fall Starbucks drink?
I don’t indulge in them often but I have a few. The first is of course, the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m also loving the Chile Mocha Drink they have this year and nothing beats a classic and luxurious hot chocolate.
What is your favourite thing about Fall?
Cooler weather, leaves changing, candles, leggings and the scent of fall offerings and the seasonal treats.
What are you being for Halloween?
I’m not sure yet but in the past I’ve dressed up as a zombie and the Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time.
What is your favourite fall hairstyle?
I have no clue what fall hairstyles consist of but the quickest thing for me is to throw my hair in a bun so I guess I’ll say that.
That’s it for this post!
What are your favorite aspects of fall?
#Pumpkin seeds for #acne? Check out today’s #skincare tip for more information!
It’s Thursday and as promised, I have a review on the popular Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette. Morphe was one of the vendors at ICES 2016 and since the line was short I decided to take a look. Instantly, I knew I had to purchase this palette. It’s one of the most talked about palettes and, hello, gorgeous fall colors-how could I walk away without purchasing this?
So, does palette live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out!
Morphe 35O- 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Description: “From cooler grey-toned browns to fiery sunset colors, this palette is a beautiful mix of wearable warm neutrals that give you effortless versatility whether you are after a daytime look or full-on glam. The perfect balance of matte and shimmery finishes make it a go-to for makeup lovers at every skill level. Get everything you need to highlight, blend and transition without ever wearing the same look twice.“
Cost effective at $22.99
Variety of finishes
Most shades have great pigmentation
Most shades blend easily
Lots of fallout
A few shades don’t blend as smoothly
A few shades apply patchy
Overall I really love this palette as it’s perfect for fall and you get 35 shades for a great price. I gravitate to the orange, warmer browns in this palette and they do not disappoint. I find that most of these shadows have a creamier consistency, making the application and blending process fairly easy. A few of the cooler toned shades and a least one orange shade apply a bit patchy and require a bit more effort into blending. Other than that, most shades have great pigmentation and with a primer, they last all day. The shade selection is great so you really don’t need another palette as you have matte, shimmer and satin colors all in one. A problem that I have with this palette is that practically every shade has major fallout. Whether you’re dipping a brush into a shade or simply swatching, it kicks up a lot of color and can turn into a mess fast if you are not careful. I found that lightly patting the shade instead of swirling helps decrease the amount of product fallout so it’s just something to be mindful of.
Here are swatches of the shades. Since these shades don’t have names, I labelled the rows so you know what row I swatched (e.g. R1 = Row 1).
Row 1 Swatches
Row 2 Swatches
Row 3 Swatches
Row 4 Swatches
Row 5 Swatches
A few shades took about 3 swatches to fully show up on camera but other than that, they’re pretty pigmented.
Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts on it?
Hi everyone! I apologize for being MIA mid last week but I had some unexpected things to take care of. Originally, my review and swatches of the Morphe 35O palette should have been up last Thursday but I’ll have it up this coming Thursday so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, we’re in October so let’s get started with a few of my favorite items I have been using.
PCA Skin Nutrient Toner
Pumpkin spice is everywhere and it’s found its way into my skincare regimen too! Comprised of pumpkin wine, lactic acid and vitamins, this toner leaves my skin soft with a nice glow. The amazing scent also helps me get my pumpkin fix without adding any calories. 😉
Eminence Pink Grapefruit-C Gel
I picked up this up at ICES last month as I was looking for something that would calm my skin down. This light-weight gel is rich in vitamin C and contains peppermint to clear and heal skin while helping to prevent the appearance of blemishes. I’ve definitely noticed that my skin looks more clearer and though this contains peppermint, it doesn’t sting my skin. I use it during the day underneath my moisturizer and it absorbs fairly quickly.
Sweet Treat Lashes in Cake
I received these lashes courtesy of the Peachy Queen boutique and I love them. From the chic casing to the luxe feel, these tapered and layered silk lashes are soft, easy to apply and look glamorous. With 10 different ‘flavors’, you’re sure to find a style that suits you. Bonus perk, the owner, Aimee, is super nice and helpful.
BH Cosmetics Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Cream Cheek and Lip Tint in Cabana
Part of my birthday haul a few months back, I’ve been using this blush almost every single day for a quick and effortless look. It’s a gorgeous pink shade that has major lasting power and doesn’t compete with your other makeup shades.
Kat Von D Tatto Liner in Trooper
Included in last month’s Sephora box, this liquid liner has become an HG status along with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black. It has great pigmentation, glides on smoothly and is long-lasting. *Note: I always wear eye primer.
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation
We’ve had some extremely warm weather here in So Cal so this light-weight moisturizer was perfect for those days. I used this moisturizer with my foundation to create my own custom made tinted moisturizer.
Here’s a picture of me using the lashes in Cake and the blush in Cabana.
What are some of your favorite items?
One of the great aspects about fall is that we find ourselves surrounded by swirls of vivid yellow, red, orange and green colors. Luckily for us, this season also yields produce that is just as colorful and nutrient rich that proves beneficial to our body. Take a look-you may just find some of your favorites!
Is there some truth behind the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, apples (whether sweet or tart) contain heart-healthy flavonoids, are full of antioxidants, fiber, and collagen stimulating vitamin C. Just remember to eat the skin too as it contains most of the healthy fiber and nutrients and do follow up with your doctor regularly to be on the safe side.
These naturally sweet and juicy fruits are a good source of fiber, wound healing vitamin C and copper. They’re also a great source of potassium which is necessary for a healthy heart, muscles and nerves.
Sweet potatoes are extremely rich in vitamin A which is important for good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system as well as a good source of iron and anti-inflammatory benefits.
This versatile vegetable contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids which can emhance skin’s natural glow and provide perhaps a little bit of relief to skin that is dry and prone to eczema. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin A as well.
A fall favorite food, pumpkin is considered a low calorie food that is full of fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and a high content of vitamin A. Also a good source of B vitamins ( niacin and thiamine) that boosts circulation for healthy skin. Unfortunately, pumpkin lattes don’t count.
This tangy, high antioxidant rich fruit is a good source of vitamin C and folate. Antioxidants work to counter the effects of free radicals that damage healthy cells.
This green colored fruit contains enzymes that can aid in digestion; are a good source of free radical quencher vitamin E; potassium and copper; have antioxidants that protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage; and has more vitamin C than an orange.
These citrus fruits may be small but they are packed with vitamin C and are a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, an essential nutrient with antioxidant activity that helps to protect cells from damage.
And there you have it. A list of some popular foods for a ‘beauty-fall’ complexion! 🙂
What are some of your favorite fall foods?
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#Fall #skincare tip for glowing skin!
Hi everyone! The last subscription box of the month is here and this month’s theme was all about multitaskers.
Take a look below to see what I received!
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
A creamy cleanser that sweeps away dirt and makeup while gently exfoliating. This product was paired with a muslin cloth to aid in the removal of it, although you can remove it separately. First off, I really love how this product feels- so very creamy and luxurious. However, it did leave a film behind and although I tried to remove it with a different cleanser, it never really went away. It kind of made me breakout a little too. I will try this again once the weather cools down.
Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
An eco-friendly, lightweight sunscreen that has a cucumber scent. This is a chemical sunscreen that has antioxidants like evening primrose oil and acai which are a nice addition. It doesn’t feel heavy at all but as much as I like Coola products, I’ve been receiving them a lot lately and would love to explore other brands.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Perk
This lip and cheek stick melt on contact with body heat for sheer, buildable color. The sheer coral shade is a great option as a cheek color or lip shade. I prefer to use it as a cheek shade and it goes on nicely and blends out evenly. I will be trying this out further to see if it causes breakouts or not.
Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color
A lightweight formula that protects and adds gloss to hair ans strengthens and nourishes hair with watermelon, lychee and edelweiss. I’m a fan of a few Oribe products so I was curious to see how this worked since I have color treated hair. This did make my hair feel softer and left a nice, glossy sheen behind. However, most Oribe in shower products cause a little bit of a reaction on me and this made me slightly itchy. I might just use it sporadically to minimize the reaction time as I was impressed with the results.
Bonus: Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color
While I really like the Oribe shampoos and conditioners (hello amazing scent and lovely feel!), I do seem to have a reaction to them as my hair and body start to itch. I decided to hold off on these as I tried the Oribe glaze and didn’t want to increase the risk for a reaction.
Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum
Notes of grapefruit, bergamot, jasmine, blue iris, blonde wood and white musk make up this scent. Unfortunately, this was a no-go for me as the scent of jasmine was a bit overwhelming.
Overall, this box was just okay. I could do without the perfume and while I appreciate the sunscreen, I have plenty samples to last me a while.
What do you think of this month’s Birchbox? Will you be keeping your subscription?