Friday, October 28, 2016

Sephora Favorites 'Glow For It' is beautiful -even though I will not use all the items included it was worth the purchase.
From top: Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter - Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Strobe Light - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone - Benefit 'Watts Up' - MILK make up oil and Cover Fix Infusion Drops
I will probably parcel some of these items to others - it is fun to try new things.
The Lancome compact contains a soft creamy highlighter that just glides on - love it!
I adore anything from Hourglass and this highlighter gives a soft focus.
The MILK has a rollerball that I use for hydrating under my eyes.
Remember the Lancome is full size and retails for $30 - the cost of the entire set - go ahead and treat yourself!

Luckily I did not pay a lot of money for this palette as I have already dropped it and broke one of the colors!  But though inexpensive I am happy with the colors - some have a soft glow without being sparkly - it was under $5!
I used some of the 'bronzey' colors for a day time look:

I have started using pure argan oil and am very happy with it.
Physicians Formula Argan Oil- 100% Pure

It is moisturizing and sinks in quickly - I use it under the eyes, chest and legs.

To go along with this, I am also using Physicians Formula Argan Wear BB Cream - it gives good coverage and is moisturizing.
I chose the Light/Medium so I will not need any bronzer - which saves a step!
This contains SPF30 which is wonderful - you really do need the protection just like in the summer.

These small one-use bottles of spirits will make a nice gift for adults.  The sweet lady that manages the ABC store lets me get behind the counter and rummage thru the various sample bottles.
                                                     The Jim Beam Apple is fabulous!
And when I really want chocolate.........
Your girlfriend would love these together in a gift bag for the holidays!

I am going to publish early as my beloved grands come this weekend!

 Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude!  

 ~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted  ~
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Friday, October 21, 2016

This is back in my rotation:

Laura Geller Fortifying Lash Primer
No tiny fibers that fall into your eyes - enough black color so you can forgo mascara- win! win!

This is what I ordered:
but it came in this box! (States matte eye shadow!)
 It's a soft highlighter by The Balm and I really did not need it but it would make a nice gift for someone.  It is easy to use and very build-able.  There is also a mirror.  The price was too good to return it!

Ulta does these adorable  train cases every year and though I have not used last year's edition, I still bought this one! (If you click on a pic it should enlarge)

  • Eyeshadow (42 x 0.03 oz) - Fluff, Cream, Gilded, Dream, Rich, Night Life, Coco, Nude, Peony, Penny, Camel, Smoke, Rustic, Soul, Petite, Glamour, Unicorn, Sage, Ivy League, Willow, Emerald, Dress Up, Blush, Tempted, Tiramisu, Fog, Pink Bow, Eclipse, Moonbeam, Sterling, Lock & Key, Gunmetal, Peacock, Cobalt, Sapphire, Wide Awake, Amethyst, Havana Nights, Bloom, Wisteria Lane, Orchid, Galaxy
  • Correcting Concealer (4 x 0.06 oz) - Light Warm, Deep Cool, Pink, Green
  • Highlighter (2 x 0.08 oz) - Sunshine, Radiance
  • Blush (2 x 0.08 oz) - Honey Bunny, Nude Pink
  • Bronzer (2 x 0.08 oz) - Sun Glow, Cool
  • Eyeshadow Primer (2 x 0.02 oz) - Nude Matte, Champagne
  • Brow Powder (3 x 0.03 oz) - Chocolate, Taupe, Deep Brown
  • Brow Wax (0.02 oz) - Clear
  • Cream Eyeliner (6 x 0.02 oz) - Black, Brown, Plum, Charcoal, Bronze, Navy
  • Matte Lip Cream (2 x 0.03 oz) - Allusive (deep bluish berry matte), Tender (medium warm nude matte)
  • Butter Balm Lip Gloss (2 x 0.03 oz) - Fiona, Poppsy
  • Eyeliner (4 x 0.02 oz) - Black/Brown, Denim, Smoke, Majesty

     This kit contains 72 shades for eyes, face, lip, and brow. The case has two trays that lift up to offer storage below in the main compartment. Included in the case is a link to Ulta beauty tutorials and a coupon for $5 off a future Ulta Beauty Collection purchase.  A $200 value!   The colors are not bright because there is a plastic cover over all of the products.  So many cute colors to try and if you travel frequently it is a super easy way to have everything you need in one place - also a great gift idea.

    Have you started any holiday shopping?  I am in full mode!  I have a zillion dinosaurs hiding under my bed and a doll house hidden in the basement.

    I love the view out back from the upper deck:

    We can all relate to this !!!!!!!!!
      Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude!    ~ All items purchased by me ~                                            Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Salon Day is my favorite day!   Hair cut, manicure and then out to lunch!  Fun!

I found this set while shopping last week and I am thrilled - a $93 value that I picked up for $29.99 - and so far my sensitive skin likes it!  I hope to go back this week and get another one.  The price was much better than on Amazon. (found it at a discount dept store)
bare minerals Ready To Go  Complexion Perfection Palette
  Included is:
- bareMinerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
- bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15
- bareMinerals READY Bronzer
- bareMinerals READY Luminizer
- Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
- Mini Precision Face Brush
- Mini Tapered Face Brush
- Keepsake Makeup Clutch and mirror
 Top: Luminizer - Foundation - Mineral Veil and Bronzer on bottom
The foundation color seems to run slightly yellow but the mineral veil is a perfect match so I think these combined will be fine for all year round. Many times I can go with just mineral veil and have enough coverage - but I always like to add a swipe of bronzer all year.
Apparently there is a SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that delivers anti-aging benefits- can't have too much of that!!  Great size for travel and includes everything you need for the face.  This would also make a nice gift.  My girlfriend & I are talking about a short cruise and this kit will be perfect - all my products in one place.
                            This tutorial will show you how to use this palette.

I did not have such good luck with a sample of bare minerals Bakeskin Sheer Sun - it is a serum bronzer that I added to my moisturizer.  My skin reacted - not pleasantly!!  I had this same reaction when I tried the Clarins serum-type bronzer - apparently there is something in the tanning formulation that makes my skin unhappy - oh well, back to my powder bronzers.

I enjoy the Sephora Favorites kits they produce every year - it is a wonderful way to try a variety of products especially high end items, before committing to a full size.  This came recently but I have not tried anything yet - it may end up being a gift: 'Skin Wonderland'
Do you own this and do you like it - which are your favorite products - let me know.

I really like Laura Mercier products so was excited to see this:
 Laura Mercier Holiday 2016 Collection - Layer Up Holiday Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Deluxe Caviar Stick Eye Colour in 4 shades: Rosegold, Amethyst, Aubergine and Tuxedo

Unfortunatley I already have these colors from last year!  I like this product but have not used all of it  - some have never been used!  I guess the 'limited edition' means that the time this will be available will be limited.

I love fresh Parmesan cheese on most anything and I recently found this at BJs while shopping:
I bought a new grater and cut this entire piece into sections and put the extra in the freezer - there will be no 'wood pulp' in this house!

Grand daughter loves 'helping' decorate the fall entry way table - fall has the most beautiful colors!  It's a season that should last longer!

 Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude!  

 ~ All items purchased by me ~
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Friday, October 7, 2016

I have to admit I currently love Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara:
I like the travel size because it will not dry out before it's finished - and if it gets lost I won't flip out.
It's not overly wet and truly coats each lash - definitely worth the price.

This is finally back in stock and on its way to me!
               Sephora Favorites " Glow For It "
We will review next time - but I can say it is worth the price as  Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter is $30! - the cost of the entire set!!!  It is considered 'limited edition' and has sold out once already.
 This set contains:
- 0.68 oz/ 20 mL Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone
- 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter in Champagne
- 0.10 oz/ 3 mL Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass - Radiance
- 0.049 oz/ 1.4 g Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Strobe Light
- 0.14 oz/ 3.9 g Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Glowing Lights 06
- 0.1 oz/ 3.4 mL MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil

Can't wait for it to arrive!

 Since my last order with Ulta was over $50, I received this Becca 4 piece gift set that included:
Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Opal
Under eye Brightening Corrector
Backlight Priming Filter
Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Opal
The under eye brightener is a soft pinkish color and perfect for hiding darkness beneath the eyes.  This went on smoothly and quickly - very soft texture.
The Shimmering Skin Perfector Creme Opal has a bronze color and will be lovely on the cheeks.
The Backlight Priming Filter Base is sheer & soft and just a small amount will be enough.  These are all sheer and moist and since they are new to me it will be fun to try these different highlighters that can be used all year.

The new Too Faced  Christmas in New York Grande Hotel Cafe is here and it is lovely!
                             Peppermint Mocha Palette by Too Faced - these are my colors!
 It really does smell like peppermint & mocha!!  The set contains 3 different palettes and a deluxe size mascara.
 I will show the individual pieces next time - they smell wonderful and would make perfect gifts.
  • Have you  read Vogue's remarks about bloggers?
    Apparently they consider many bloggers to be 'pathetic' - wow - that's uppity!
    I had already decided to cancel my subscription since I consider many of the outfits they showcase to be irrelevant to my life - so now I have an additional reason not to renew.
    But by the way, my age group is the fastest growing segment of society and our dollars spend very well - somewhere else!

    Please note:
     I want those of you that purchase make up on auction sites to be very careful.
    My friend was an executive with a major cosmetic company and had to leave to care for her  mother.  She had access to various over-runs and items that were discontinued.  She sold some on a bidding site and always clearly stated there were no returns - who wants used make up??!!!
    2 weeks after an item sold the buyer wanted her money back, even though she stated she used the product repeatedly.
    As unbelievable as it sounds the site gave her money back even with pictures showing how much of the product she had used (apparently, daily!!).
    Please be careful - being the honest person she is, of course my friend threw the product out but I am sure not everyone is so trustworthy.  Do not risk the health of your skin.  If something just does not look right, return it.  Examine every purchase to be sure it is safe - look for brush strokes or finger prints on powdered products  -  afterall, how many people can actually sell a $50 product for $9.99 unless they are terribly desperate for money - or the product is fake.

                    Here is a good read about copy cat make up.
    Stay safe!

      Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude!  

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