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Monday
Jul082013

Makeup Wars: Summer Foundation.

My summer makeup routine is very different from the rest of the year. I like to go lighter all over, as in wear less (lighter) makeup, especially when it comes to foundation. I don't require the heavier coverage that I normally do in the winter, nor do I like it when it is hot out. I found that layering two products works best for me.

This summer I am layering Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream and It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation to get the perfect summer coverage and look for me.

Foundation + Powder for Summer | Beautiful Makeup Search

Moisture Surge CC Cream glides on over my skin as it protects it with SPF 30, which is obviously super important to have in your complexion perfector for summer. I like to apply the CC Cream with my fingertips. I start at the center of my face and blend out, sort of patting it into my skin. Alone, it offers beautiful, light coverage. It has a lightweight texture that is definitely breathable. After the CC Cream sets into my skin for a few minutes, I take a large fluffy powder brush and swirl it around into the Celebration Foundation. I brush it over my face, concentrating on my forehead, nose and chin, then onto my cheeks to and blend it all in. I don't use a ton of the powder, just enough to set the CC Cream, deepen the color a bit and blend everything together. Together, it lasts all through the day as it makes my skin look like a more perfect kind of natural for summer.

Take a look at what my beauty friends use to perfect their complexion in the summer.

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Monday
Jul082013

Mascara Monday: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara.

I am a big fan of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous line of mascaras. When I tried False Fiber Lashes Mascara, I was plenty excited. I love the look of flase lashes and do what I can to get that look without actually wearing them. And that is the point of this mascara.

You see, the power of False Fiber Lashes comes from two things - the brush and the formula.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

The brush is slender, but full and thick with its slighly curved, cone shape. One coat and lashes are bold. Two coats and they are perfectly bold and bigger than you would expect.  Three coats, and you can start to get clumpy lashes, so be careful if you must, but stopping at just two coats is plenty of lash for me. My lashes look big and bold, almost fake, all day, with no smearing, flaking or clumping.

The formula is made up of dual-fibers, that utilizes a combination of super-fine nylon and rayon fibers. The ingenious mixture perfectly adheres to natural lashes, all the way from the root to tip, thanks to the special polymers in the formula. Lashes are lengthened and volumized, like you have probably never seen from just a mascara before. 

False Fiber Lashes sells for $8.95 at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer. Choose from the regular formula in Black, Blackest Black or Black Brown; or the Waterproof formula (perfect for summer) in Blackest Black or Black.

Wednesday
Jul032013

Summer 2013: L’Oréal Paris Colour Me Pink Cosmetics Collection.

Last week I told how much I love pink with my favorite summer manicure. My nails were done with shades from the new L’Oréal Paris Colour Me Pink Cosmetics Collection. And the collection does not end with nails. It also includes some great pink shades for lips.

The limited edition Colour Me Pink Collection consists of 6 nail polishes, 8 lipsticks and 5 glosses. Seriously, it's a plethora of pinks! Whether going for an edgy or romantic look, the pinks are sure to complement any summer style.

This collection has the perfect pink for everyone, from light and natural to bold and daring.

Colour Riche Lipcolour - $8.95 each

  • Ballerina Shoes
  • I Pink You're Cute
  • Pink Flamingo
  • Miss Magenta
  • Wisteria Rose
  • Everbloom
  • Raspberry Rush
  • Fresh As A Rose

Colour Riche Le Gloss - $7.95 each

  • Pucker Up Pink
  • Florid Pink
  • Rosy Demeanor
  • Raspberry Flush
  • Berry Chic

Colour Riche Nail - $5.99 each

  • Berry Jealous!
  • Sugary Sweet
  • Taste of Romance
  • Pink Attitude
  • Rosy Macaron
  • Hella Pink

Look for all of the Colour Me Pink products at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer now.

Tuesday
Jul022013

Top 10 Items in My Shower.

Have you ever taken inventory of how many beauty products you have in your shower? Of course I have a lot in there. I have too many hair products including a few shampoos and conditioners, deep treatments, and oils. Of course, there is my favorite cleanser and a few scrubs, plus a few body washes. Some of the items are main stays. These are the items that work, and work well for me because I constantly repurchase and use them over and over. Take a look at the top 10 items that I have in my shower.

10 Items You Need in Your Shower

Hair

1. WEN Cleansing Conditioner
2. Redken Diamond Oil Intensive Treatment (review coming soon)
3. Moroccanoil Treatment Light

Face

4. Philosophy Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleanser
5. MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask
6. L'Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel (review coming soon)

Body

7. Venus and Olay Razor
8. Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
9. Dove Go Fresh Restore Body Wash
10. Netted Body Pouf