November Blog Hop: Five Products I am Thankful for

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1) Foundation: I have ruddy skin so it is totally needed to even out my skin tone.

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2) Manicure: Whether Fake nails or your own, it is so pampering.

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3) Hair tools: I have hair that is frizzy and in between curly and straight. To get it to look anything decent I need to use some kind of curling iron or straightener.

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4) MAC Pigments: Need I say more lol They are so shiny and pretty and last forever on your eyes and in the amount you get!

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5) Brushes: I have at least a hundred of them if not more. This picture is just a handful of the ones I own and most are not expensive ones but they work just as good to me.

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What are your beauty products you are thankful for? Leave a comment below so I can check them out.

Also this blog hop is part of the facebook Beauty and Fashion Blog group. Their link is found here if you want to join.  And the links below to all the people you can blog hop too. Thanks for coming 😀

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Has this month…. (Wish List Post)

Gotten away from anyone else? I can’t believe the kids are back in school and the temp is finally summer weather. Though summer is alright I am looking forward to my favorite season fall.

I am currently on a no buy due to going to Dallas for the Makeup Show late September but I do have things on a wishlist. Here are a few.

I am a foundation junkie so I am wanting to try these two foundations.

For lips I have always drooled over these but never committed,

And lastly for eyes… I am on the fence as I have read conflicting reviews and well I have several neutral palettes.

What have you been wanting to try lately? I am always looking for ideas.

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QVC TSV Mally Haul

Lookie what came in the mail yesterday. So excited.

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The cool box design and a booklet that came with it. Has great tips on the greatest look.
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All the goods
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The booklet and all it’s tips
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My new obsession is sponge foundations!!!
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Lipstick, Shadow stick, and eyeliner

So far I am happy I purchased this. I will give a review of the foundation in the next week or two. I also want to do a comparison of the three kinds I have for price point differences.

Did any of you purchase this or plan too?

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Review: Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation

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I wore this foundation for two weeks on and off. I feel I have a good fair idea of my feelings on it. First I have been trying to find it as no Bed Bath and Beyond I had access to carried cosmetics. Not locally, not on my vacation to Des Moines and Minneapolis. Boo lol

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First day before and after foundation only. It covers well and has a nice satin finish. I think I got a good shade match.

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The next time I wore it I decided to take after photos. This was after ten hours of wear. It is mostly worn off and it slipped into my pores. But it doesn’t claim to be long wear though either.

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This day I mixed it with Estee Lauder Double Wear. It mixed well but it did not help the longevity of the foundation. This is after twelve hours right before I took it off for the day.

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My final day wearing it for review and It suits well to an easy natural day.

My overall thoughts:

Pros — Beautiful Finish, price point is decent, easy to apply (I used a real techniques expert face brush)

Cons — It is hard to tell what the shade is i the bottle, not a full usual ounce, and for all day wear you will be disappointed. It should last through a none hectic work day though. Prime well so help minimize sinking into larger pores.

Have you tried it?  Thoughts? Next I am going to review foundation wise Hard Candy’s new Just Face it Featherweight formula One Step Foundation.

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third qvc style Mary Kay foundation video

 

In this video Mary Kay independent consultant Deb Crose explains how the Mary Kay Foundation products can give you a self facial every day. I do a live review as I this is my first time trying these products.

Deb’s Mary Kay website: http://www.marykay.com/ddddeb

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*** FTC disclosure: Though I was compensated with some product. I was not paid monetarily and the thoughts and descriptions of the initial review are my own. I am sure you can tell this was not rehearsed and… She knows I wouldn’t lie even sitting next to her lol.

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First Impression: It Cosmetics Fluid Sponge Compact Foundation

This time it is only in a picture collage.

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What do you think? I have an asian brand on the way to compare but I actually am really liking the dewy but light feeling of this foundation. I will give a fuller review another time but as a first impression total thumbs up… and trust me I am picky 😀

I bought with my own funds and my opinion is my own as well. Thanks

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bit of a shopping spree

THe other day I featured the naked three dupe palette from coastal scents. Today I am featuring a couple other items I have coming my way. I saw a post about

CC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+

 

Hydrating, Color-Correcting Cushion Compact. Introducing CC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+, coverage & serum, clinically proven to brighten your complexion, improve skin tone evenness and minimize pores & fine lines. This revolutionary beauty fluid will change the way you think of foundation. Unlike Anti-Aging infused makeup, this first-of-its-kind true innovative breakthrough is an Anti-Aging Serum & SPF 50+ infused with pure coverage pigments. IT’s Your Confidence in a Compact!™

• Clinically proven to hydrate, reduce fine lines and pores
• Anti-Aging Armour™ Skin-Perfecting Technology®
• Broad spectrum natural physical SPF 50+ UVA/UVB
• Infused with Peptides, Niacin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Algae, Vitamins A, B, C, E and Drops of Light®

Price:
$38.00
I am a foundation WHORE!, I have almost any brand whether as a sample or in general. I am very picky of what I like as well. It has changed in last few months as well. I desire a light feeling – my skin but better look. The description appears to fit that description and I am a sucker for gimmicks.
Since I can’t just try one kind. The same post from Musings of a Muse described how this type of foundation started as a Korean thing. I LOVE Korean brand items. Authentic brands anyway 😀 And I have never tried Etude but seen on blogs and such so I am curious. I sold my dinair system (shout out to that person I appreiate it) and of course I can’t have paypal money laying around lol. I purchased two items from Beauty net korea.
I don’t need the whitening aspects but like the BB creams I use. I don’t use them often and well I have yet to see any whitening. I do think it funny (not haha funny but odd funny) how many in the USA want to be tan/dark skinned and Asians tend to want to be as white as possible. I think it’s cool as they are so gorgeous but it’s interesting concept. (hope that didn’t come across as offensive as I didn’t mean it to be). These look interesting and if work well could be a great inexpensive addition to my makeup kit,
Since I enjoy comparing Asian brands to USA counterparts (Asia usually wins btw) I also picked up the cushion foundation.
Doesn’t it look amazing? I am so exciting though I am sure it will take forever to arrive. Last items I purchased from Korea took between a month and six weeks. boo.
The last thing I think I am going to pick up and is a total splurge is the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette. (though I am way looking forward to the lorac pro 2 as well. After this one, that one, and my on the way coastal scents no more — so much for an eyeshadow no buy lol)
What it is:
A super skinny, sleek palette of seveneye shadows that harmoniously marry with a creamy, sumptuous finish.

Photo Credit Crazy Beautiful makeup.com
Picture courtesy of donaconsumista.com

What it does:
A super skinny and sleek design will instantly make these seven harmonized shadows become your eye essentials. Each palette of shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and lustrous sheens are made with advanced pigments that allow true, instant color payoff, and long-lasting plush performance. Marc invites you to play and become your own Style Eye-Con.

The Siren 210:
– 7 x Eye shadows in cloud white pearl, rusty red pearl, copper shimmer, marigold shimmer, seafoam pearl, cobalt pearl, sea smoke glitter pearl.

And/Or depending on how much I make at my garage sale.. I may get this as well.
The Hourglass Ambient Light trio they had as special edition at Christmas but thankfully due to high demand came back. I am on fence as I am fearful they are not that special … though I know most people swear by them.
Photo Courtesy of thebeautylookbook.com
What it is:
A palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that recreates the most exquisitely flattering types of light.What it does:
Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photo luminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer and lit from within. The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography. With three universal shades available in the Ambient palette, you can create any desired effect.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
This palette includes Incandescent Light, a shade exclusive to this palette, and two existing shades, Dim Light and Radiant Light. This product is free of talc, gluten, fragrance, and nano particles.

“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder.” —Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Ok that’s the roundup. Any things you purchased lately I should check out? If so leave a comment below… also questions or random thoughts please leave below. ANd if you don’t mind follow my blog and the social media sites to the side there ——————————–>>> Thanks!

Shany cosmetics

 

What the video above on my initial review and then here is the pictures of what I purchased. The clown blush was an error when trying to show you the pigmentation

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Total Pigmentation!
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Pretty color lip gloss
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here is the sample tube.

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If you want to try out the products with a discount check out their FB page. They are always running an x amount off.

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Friday Foundation edition 04/18/2014

Ok straight to the point. It took me only three days to give up on the Bare Skin by Bare minerals. I had high hopes but it seemed to sink into my pores no matter the prep. Of course this is my review on my skin which is combination with large pores around nose/cheek area. I purchased with my own funds (which is a bummer as I think QVC’s return policy sucks and probably not worth the hassle) so opinion and pictures of results all my own. 😀 I had high hopes too. I think the color was spot on just the wear for me was not there.

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I think really for this review the pictures tell it all. It didn’t feel heavy on my skin or make me have a reaction. I looked awesome when first one (if I do say so myself lol) but just didn’t have the wear. These pics were taken about ten hours after first application but really about four in the nose gave way and pores obvious then the chin by six.

You can find my first impression post here. 

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Foundation Friday

Since I have a serious foundation obsession. I love to find and try new ones. This has lead me to do a ongoing series every Friday I will feature a Foundation I have tried and will review it. I have two disclosures. I bought this product with my own money and my thoughts are my own and my skin type is normal/combo. I use to be on the dry side in all areas but my nose and chin. I now don’t so much have dry patches as weird lines and textural issues on my nose with a super oily chin. So obviously if you have awesome 20 year old skin this review might not be good for you. 😀

Today is Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation. It comes in five colors — Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep. Per the Sephora website it retails for $26.00 US and is described as…

What it is:
An airbrush foundation with an extra fine mist for flawless makeup results at home.

What it does:
Seamlessly blur imperfections and control shine for up to 10 hours with this satin-finish foundation. The weightless, micro fine pigments of InstaBlend technology ensure color lays down seamlessly smooth so you can build to your desired coverage level—from light to full—for a flawless look every time. Mineral-rich red algae extract protects the skin from environmental stresses and helps smooth the skin for a soft-focus, airbrushed finish that lasts.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This oil-free, extra fine mist is easy to apply, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested.

Here is my handy dandy container.

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I ordered it in light. It is more on the yellow side. I wore it three days. Here are the pictures in the am and end of day.

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First day = First impression. I loved it felt great light coverage. I did not directly spray it on but used my sonia Kashuk brush. It is a light formula that I had issues trying to build up. I felt it hid my pores very well and didn’t oxidize.

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End of day in natural light was ok. My healing blemish is showing through and regardless on my chin I am shiny. My other problem area is my nose and it did do well to not settling into those pores and the wear off was even and not blotchy.

 

 

 

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The arrows are pointing out where spraying it directly on my face and it got in my hair. I even tried to hide my hair. GRRRR And I just couldn’t get any build able coverage.

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End of Day Two — not streaky but not real visible either.

 

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This was my last day of wearing it before I decided it just wasn’t for me. More about that later. I did use it cosmetics bye bye under it in the middle of my face where I am reddest. I did the brush again. I would spray directly on the brush then buff it in.

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I must say the end of day was consistent. Wore off even but really can’t tell I even have any make up on. Which is a pro IF you love this look — a your skin but better look. For my age though I want a foundation that stays put and I want to look like I have foundation on. HA I know I am probably silly but dang it I want people to know I have awesome product and application technique for my canvas. lol Now I would love this if I had a job interview and was wearing it for a short time and didn’t want to come off as a diva. (Which I normally love being a diva BUT try to tone it down for work) It’s great at truly hiding my pores around my nose and nose/cheek area. I think a color match might be hard but I also think it is forgiving. I give this a B+.  A lot of people say it is an awesome alternative/dupe for the Dior Airshow (I think that’s what it is called) . It is 62.00 and I believe those folks. I won’t be buying it to compare — just keeping it real. The other thing I am leery of is being a spray I am not sure how long it would last.

So I think that is the majority of my thoughts on the product. I am glad I gave it a try but for my age it is a MEH. If I had a daughter who was of make up age I think it would be perfect.

Please leave your comments or questions below.

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
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