Sunday, February 24, 2013

Product Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation

A couple of weeks ago I brought the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation in the color Cocoa...The foundation is design to give aging skin a more dewy and supple complexion and texture...Also the foundation is very hydrayting on my skin, which is perfect for me since I have dry skin...I notice that the formula of the foundation is a thick gel like consistency,but still soft to move and blend onto skin.
Since this foundation focus is "age rewind" it makes perfect sense to me that this foundation is extremely dewy; the dewy appearance helps create a more youthful and radiant complexion...I find the gel like consistency to last all day without creasing or fading...I really love how easy it is to blend this foundation onto my skin, I like to use the E.L.F. powder brush to apply it, I find that the flat top brush helps control the amount of product I use and blends it out perfectly...I find this product even more buzz worthy because, the color match is perfect...sometimes there is not a wide range of colors for darker skin tones in drug store foundations, but Maybelline did a great job with the color selections!
The coverage is medium to buildable and has Goji berry and caffine in it to help smooth and tighen skin, which visibly improves the skin's condition and radiance, stated on Maybelline's site...Also the foundation contains a SPF of 18 to protect the skin from harsh sun rays...I highly reccommend this product if one is in the market for a dewy foundation! I am not sure if one with oily skin would like this formula, but If you do have more of a combo to oily skin type, I would reccommend setting the skin with powder to control the dewy appearance.
I wanted to showcase a before and after picture, so all of you can see the boost this foundation gives to my complexion...I only have on my moisturier here.

I love how natural my skin looks, and how dewy it comes off...I look more fresh and awake!

I notice in the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind foundation, it has gold particals in it, which I believe contributes to the youthful appearance.

 I have a few more reviews coming up, so stay tune!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paws & Claws

Lately I've been on a neutral vibe when it comes to my wardrobe and makeup...I decided to pull out a oldie but a goodie nail varnish from O.P.I in "You Don't Know Jacques!"... Now I have this urge to buy a slew of nudes and taupes nail polishes lol...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

HAUL: MAC, Sephora, Rite Aide...

Hey everybody!!! So I manage to buy a few bits that I wanted to share with you guys...

I went to Rite Aide over the weekend to try out some new foudation...I've been buying L'Oreal True Match foudation for the past year back to back and wanted to mix it up...I decided to try out Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Cocoa...I was attracted to the benefits; the foudations is suppose to give the appearance of smooth and even skin tone...
Also I went back into MAC and purchase the coin purse from the Archie Girls Collection and Nicki Minaj lipglass "Nicki 2"

I went into Sephora today to pick up The Glinda Palette and the colors are so pretty...The palette includes six new eyeshadow, including two duo eyeshadows, a 24/7 glide on eye pencil in purple and a super saturated high gloss lip color in glinda...I plan on going back to get The Theodora Palette!
 "Glinda" lip color

While I was standing in line at Sephora, I notice the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting spray, I always heard great reviews on it and decided to try it out...I sometimes have a habit of not touching up my makeup, so something like this will come in handy for pro-longing my foudation!

Also from MAC, I purchase a lipstick from the Archie Girls Collection in "Girl Next Door", which is a frosty pink in a lustre finish.

Until Next Time!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

January Faves!!!

It has been a long time since I have done a "Favorites" post, and after watching so many gurus vlog about their favorite goodies, I decided to share what has been making me a happy camper during the month of January lol...

With it being so cold and dry out, my skin have been pretty dull and the texture has been the opposite of smooth...I decided to purchase skincare products that I was fimilar with and budget friendly...
In the past I've had good experiece using Ponds products, especially during my teens...this moisterizer have really put the life back into my skin, it melts right into my skin and keeps it hydrated all day, which is very important for me with having uber dry skin...also the cream does not interfere with my foudation! if i could change one wee thing about it, I wish it was a little more emoillient, but other than that I enjoy using this cream day and night and even though it saids it is for dry skin, I feel as though it would be great for all skin types.
Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner has help improve the texture of my I mention before my skin been pretty dull and rough due to the change of weather..the pore refining toner not only help with restore a more brighter complexion and texture, but it also allows the ponds cream to really soak into my skin!

Since the hoildays I have been uber obsess with using highlighters on my face...I have been reaching for MAC's mineralize skinfinish in "Gold Deposit" and "Petticoat" (LE)...I love the healhtly glow that it gives me, especially for my everyday look, which is very natural...I like to use the MAC 187 brush to apply them, it allows me to control the amount of product I apply and easy for my to blend into the skin...also my fave msf blush has been MAC "gleeful", it is such a pretty rosey color for my complexion.
Not only has my face been lack luster, my poor tresses has been suffering too...
Creme of Nature leave in hair conditioner  has "come in handy", it has been a life saver for my dry hair...I like to use this product on dry and wet hair, it makes styling my hair so easy...also this products helps with strenghting the hair...great for all textures and chemically treated hair
Profectiv Growth Lotion is the cat's meow, this moisterizer really hydrates the hair and it encourage hair growth, which is a plus! but most of all I find this product to be great for both natural and relaxed does not make the hair feel greasy or weight it down...I actually find this product to make my relaxer last longer...
Creme of Nature with Argan Oil perfect edges is such a handy product to have for fly aways, curly edges and up dos...I am not a huge fan of gels, because they tend to make my scalp itch or cause breakage... I enjoy discovering gels or pomades that are great for tamming the edges without drying out the hair...this gel has argan oil in it, which allows the hair to get moisture and shine

I am starting to see a trend here with the amount of moisterizers I have been raving about lol...
Palmer's cocoa butter formula and Vaseline are oldies but goodies...I love palmers cocoa butter, I like to use it on my hands and since I work with my hands a lot, this moisterizer helps keep my hands from feeling tight and rough...and the best part is the scent, I have yet to smell another cocoa butter that compares to this scent, it is so yummy!!!
Vaseline lip therapy has currently been the only lip treatmeant that has been keeping my lip hydrated and you can see the wear and tear of the package, this joker goes everywhere with me lol.

The scents that I have been wearing during January has been "Narciso Rodriguez For Her", "Flower Buds", and "L'Occitane Eau des 4 Reines"
Narciso Rodriguez 'For Her', is a musky sensual eau de toilette...I love heavy scents like this one during colder months...some of the notes are: vanilla, vetiver, rose, and orange blossom
Flowe Buds, is a scent inspired by "Victor and Rolf FlowerBomb"...I just so happen to pick up this bad boy from the flea market this past summer lol...and can I just say I wish I brought more, the scent for less "scent-less" lol...notes: bergamot, jasmine, patchouli, and tea
Eau des 4 Reines by L'Occitane, has been one of my fave scents that I rediscover this past Jan...It is such a classic fragrance and perfect to layer with other perfumes...notes: turkish rose, grasse rose, bulgarian rose, moroccan rose 

Finally my last favorite for the month of January has been L'Occitane limited edition Lavender Amber candle...I brought this candle a few years ago when I use to work for the company... I am not sure if  L'Occitane still bring out these candles during the hoildays anymore, but if they do this year, I will stock back up! this fragrance is so lovely and burns nice and slow, very woody and sweet...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Archie Girls MAC Haul

Hey Guys, today I went into Macys to check out the Archie collection at the MAC counter and left with only three pieces...I brought two lipglass "Strawberry Malt" and "Feelin So Good" and one lipstick "Ronnie Red", I was team Veronica today lol...I am still debating if I want to buy more makeup, especially from the Betty portion of the collection...I decided not to grab any of the palettes, only because I have shadows that are pretty similar and the blushes and beauty powders were ok to me...The pigments were nice, but I rarely use the ones that I have now...Other than that I am happy I was able to grab the main products that I wanted!

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Ronnie Red
Strawberry Malt
Feelin so good