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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Clairol Herbal Essences Naked -- Dry Shampoo

There are so many dry shampoo's on the market these days.  I tried one made by John Frieda a few months ago, and I did not care for the strong scent, so I rarely ever used it.  I happened to be grocery shopping one day, and saw this Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, which was on sale, so I decided to try it.  I have to say, dry shampoo's have really come a long way -- there are some very nice one's out there that don't smell so heavy.  This one happens to smell very nice!

The Clairol Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo is perfect to use, in-between shampoo's to absorb excess oil.  I have an oily scalp, and even more so in the summer month's, so this stuff is a must have!  When you apply it, you have to shake-shake-shake and then spray at your roots and rub it in and then brush or comb through.  This stuff REALLY works!  My roots immediately looked cleaner (not oily).  This stuff really does the trick when you are in a hurry.

Lancome Visionnaire - Advanced Skin Corrector (serum)

I received a sample size of this serum a few months ago with a GWP at my Lancome counter, but never got around to trying it.  Well, I tried the sample and I noticed my skin started to look more clear and radiant after a couple of weeks.  I was getting down to the last drop and knew that I had to pick up a bottle ASAP!  It's a bit pricey, but for a serum, it's well-justified.

This serum helps to correct uneven skin tone, reduce pore size, wrinkles and helps give a clearer complexion over-all.  The formula is  very lightweight, and non-greasy and I love how it absorbs right into my skin.  You can apply this serum day or night, but I have been only applying at night, before bed.

If I use it twice a day, I will run out sooner; so, I'm trying to make it last.  It has a subtle scent also, which I don't mind.  It's not very often that I buy "high-end" skin care, but I feel this product is worth it, since I can see the results!

Alba Botanica "Even Advanced Enzyme Scrub & Cleansing Gel"

I recently discovered this brand at Whole Foods Market.  The cleansing gel is very nice and leaves my skin feeling clean, not dry.  I did not particularly care for the scent it has; almost like a manly scent, if you will.  Other than that, it's a great gel cleanser, especially in the summertime.

The enzyme scrub is also very nice for when you want a light exfoliation and to freshen-up your skin.  I would not call this a heavy-duty exfoliant; it's gentle enough to use several times a week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze Bronzing Powder #20 "Honey"

I've read great reviews about this MUFE Mate Bronze powder, so I was eager to try it out.

The packaging is very nice; I like how there is a little window, so you can see the powder.  The compact has a magnetic closure, and beneath the powder is a powder puff, which is nice; however, I really have no need for it as I use a brush to apply.

The shade I chose was #20, which is called "Honey".  This is their most popular shade.  This is a very natural shade that you can wear year-round; however, it was hard to detect on my medium skin tone, and especially now that it is summer and I have a tan.  I think this shade will work great for me during the winter months.

The only thing I can say negative about this mate bronze powder is the scent.  I really don't care for it and not sure why MUFE added such a strong scent.  The smell seems to dissipate after you've applied the powder, or you just don't notice it as much.

This is a great mate bronze powder and reasonably priced as well. 

FOTD: Pur Minerals, Laura Mercier, Elizabeth Arden, Milani, Hourglass & MAC

It's been a long while since I've done a FOTD.  Pictured here, I am wearing:

Pur Minerals CC Cream in "Medium"
Milani Bronzing Powder (as eyeshadow) in "Soliel"
Laura Mercier Blush & Bronze on cheeks
Pur Minerals Balancing Act Powder
Hourglass Ambient Powder in "Dim"
MAC Mineralize Blush in "Warm Soul"
Elizabeth Arden Ultra Ceramide Lipstick in "Rose Aurora" (LE)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Lip Pencil in "Tea Rose"

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge "BE 303" (Ingenue), "RS 310 (Brocade) & "RD 713" (Discretion)

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge "RS 310 (Brocade)
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge "RS 310" -- Brocade
I haven't purchased any Shiseido in a long time, until recently.  I recently did a review on the Lacquer Rouge, which I absolutely love!  This is review is on the Shimmering Rouge -- which I also love!  They are fabulous, let me tell you ladies!  I don't know what took me so long to try these lippies.  I guess I was hesitant because I thought they would be similar to YSL Volupte Shines and Chanels Rouge Shines, but they're not the same.

The Shiseido Shimmering Rouges are very creamy, pigmented and give your lips a luminous finish!  I was afraid that the formula would be too "glittery", but it's not at all.

I love the packaging -- so elegant and the size of the lipstick tube makes it so easy to apply.  The formula is very long-wearing and moisturizing and I was pleasantly surprised at how long it stayed on my lips and did not slide off my lips, even without a lip liner.

The two shades I purchased are "BE 303" Ingenue, which is a beautiful golden beige color -- I absolutely love!  The shade "RD 713" Discretion is not what you would think of as "red" at all.  This color is a shimmering plum -- very pretty!

The only thing negative that I have to say about these lippies is that the shade "RD 713 - Discretion" had a strange "musty" smell and when I applied it, I kept getting this weird musty taste in my mouth that did not go away.  On my trip to the Mall, I took it back and exchanged it for another one.  These don't have any fragrance or strange tastes, so if you detect any strange smell or taste, like the lipstick is going bad, take it back immediately.  I may have gotten old stock or it was a bad batch or something.  This almost never happens to me.  A lot of cosmetics now have batch codes stamped on them, usually a number or letter, or an expiration date, so you know how fresh it is.

Other than that, the Shimmering Rouges are fabulous.

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Shiseido Shimmering Rouge "BE 303" (Ingenue)
Me, wearing Shiseido Shimmering Rouge "BE 303" (Ingenue)

My Birthday Gift from Sephora! Make Up For Ever

I am a Sephora VIB Member and I recently got this sweet package for my B-Day -- It's a cute little lippie and mascara, from MUFE!!  The lipstick is so small and cute!  I have not tried MUFE's mascara yet, so I will do a review in the near-future.  xox, B2B