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Friday, October 10, 2014

Sea Breeze Facial Wash

I picked up this Sea Breeze Facial Wash at my local Dollar Tree store.  This is a very nice, gentle cleanser with a subtle scent.  I was pleasantly surprised with how well it cleaned my face, and was not drying at all.

I always read labels on everything, so when I saw "FT Shiseido Company Limited", I was like: "Is this the Shiseido cosmetic company?, and the answer is "YES".  Shiseido purchased the Sea Breeze brand.  Very interesting, indeed! 

Le Metier De Beaute -- Colour Core Lipstick "Marrakech"

I've been loving this lipstick by Le Metier De Beaute in "Marrakech" -- It is a lovely peachy-pink-nude.  It's a great shade to wear with a more dramatic eye.

The formula is high-pigmented, yet moisturizing and long-wearing.  I have my eye on another shade called "Ibiza".  Some of the shades are hard to get and may be discontinued.

Le Metier De Beaute is available at Neiman Marcus and online. 

Nex Gen Nails #40

I sincerely apologize for not posting any reviews on my blog lately.  Life has been a roller coaster for me lately that I have not had the time to focus my energies on my blog.

I started getting Nex Gen Nails about a couple of months ago, and so far, I am enjoying them.  Previously, I was getting UV Liquid Gel, which I was very happy with however; Nex Gen lasts a lot longer and so far, I have not had any chips or problems.

The only thing I would recommend is make sure you have a good nail tech who does them, because a couple of times, the finish was kinda "lumpy" in areas and "small bubbles" appeared.  If done properly, your nails will look natural and beautiful for several weeks.  I have been getting mine done about once a month.

This shade (pictured) is #40, which is a lovely pale pink color.  It's a very wearable, natural shade.  You will see from the pics below how it looks in different lighting.

Nex Gen Nails #40 -- in natural lighting

Nex Gen Nails #40 -- in overhead lighting

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.