What it does:
• Ultrafine pearls provide a dewy, luminous glow
• Soft focus formula gives a silky texture and ultra-smooth application
• Crème-to-powder easily blends, then sets to powder and stays put
• Four universal shades can blush, bronze, sculpt, or highlight
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Disclaimer: I purchased these.Yesterday I showed you my June Julep Maven box, and today I've got some looks created using the items I received. Let's start with the Warm Bronze Skip the Brush ($24) blush, which according to Julep is:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Disclaimer: I purchased these.I chose the Modern Beauty box for June's Maven selection, which featured new shades of Julep's When Pencil Met Gel, Skip the Brush blush, and It's Balm. I also added on the new Viola! Nail Polish Thinner, something users have been requesting from Julep for quite some time but apparently was a challenge due to Julep's 5-free formula. I've been enjoying Julep's recent cosmetic offerings and needed some polish thinner, so let's take a look!
Monday, June 27, 2016
Disclaimer: I received this as part of the VIP subscription service, which I paid for.Well, Le Métier de Beauté's Vital ET Recovery Body Boost ($125) is definitely the most expensive body lotion I've ever tried. I can't say I would ever spend that much for this type of product, but as part of the VIP subscription program, I'm game. So, I wonder what makes this baby so special? Let's look at some of the claims:
Redefine AgeReplenish, repair and protect your entire body with Vital ET Recovery Boost – Body. This highly effective form of Vitamin E defends against free radicals. Free radicals are known to damage collagen, create dryness and lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. This deeply reparative serum will drive super antioxidants and vitamins directly into your skin, leaving you with glowing, age-resistant skin.
TPM® Technology. Vital ET®, a patented technology that decreases appearance of redness and swelling while fortifying resistance to inflammation caused by environmental stressors.
Phosphagenics core technology offering is built around the science and application of phosphorylation, a process where the addition of a phosphate group has been found to enhance the bioavailability, activity and safety of existing pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, as well as to assist in the production of drug delivery platforms.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Disclaimer: I purchased this.This year June 20th marks the summer solstice for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, which means the sun is at it's highest point in the sky, it's the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. The Yogi Surprise Jewelry subscription box ($24.99) is celebrating the event with a summer hued necklace and bracelet, plus a mint chocolate chip (kinda) cookie.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Disclaimer: I purchased these.Once the weather starts warming up my fragrance preference shifts towards lighter blends, and white florals with a hint of the exotic seem to dominate. Juara's Tiare Jasmine Tea fits the bill quite nicely.
This exotic fragrance is inspired by the rolling tea plantations of Indonesia at sunrise; cool mountain air and crisp morning dew intertwined with the scent of young jasmine tea blossoms deliver an unmistakeable scent. The heart of the fragrance is built around the Indonesian Tiare Flower and is coupled with delicate Jasmine and Magnolia Petals. Lush, fresh, green nuances of Bamboo and Palm Fronds mix with Violet Petals to create an exotic, crisp, green, floral scent, while a sultry blend of Vanilla, Amber and Musk round out these fragrant flowers. Source: Juara
I love having the option to layer my fragrance and the Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk does a great job of lightly scenting my body while packing an impressive amount of moisture into it's thinner texture. Looking at the ingredient list helps me see why my skin feels so nice after applying, as it contains a variety of humectants and oils as well as anti-oxidant rich green, white, and black tea.
The fragrance of the body milk is lighter and quickly becomes a skin scent that requires nose to skin to detect, although I think I tend to go nose blind as I often get compliments on my fragrances after I seem to no longer smell them. The perfume oil ($28) is more concentrated and provides a stronger impact, so layering the two works quite well for a fragrance + soft skin combo. Quite happy with both of these, and continue to be impressed with Juara's products in general. You can see my review of their Candlenut Body Creme and Invigorating Coffee Scrub here.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Disclaimer: I purchased these.The picnic table, my photo backdrop of the last 4 years, bit the dust and is now at the city dump. I'm still figuring out a new setup, but for now, this will do. So let's get this empties party started! I'll be highlighting some items and will provide links to past reviews if available.
here) is a favorite during the warmer weather months, which is about 9 months out of the year here in Mobile. I've got a 2nd bottle ready to go, and recently bought a few of their other items to give a go.
- Lipo-Amino Acid and CitraFill® help encourage a healthy collagen network
- NeoGlucosamine® gently exfoliates to diminish the appearance of uneven pigment and dark spots
- Apple Stem Cell Extract helps preserve healthy skin cells
all of the masks I purchased recently from Memebox, but I did experience my first skin breakout as the result of the Vita Genic Whitening Jelly Mask. Perhaps it because I was overzealous and did a clay mask prior to using a sheet mask, but I had lots of white heads the next morning. Fortunately they cleared up quickly and I'm hoping the other varieties of the Vita Genic masks don't have the same result, as I have 7 masks left.