Monday, August 29, 2016

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation (Classic Ivory, Soft Beige) Review + Swatches!

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Classic Ivory is on the left with Soft Beige on the right.


With a new season approaching, you might be thinking of updating your cosmetics with fresh products like the new Rimmel Match Perfection Foundations I was sent.  The line of 14 shades has broad spectrum SPF 20 protection with a 24-hour moisture complex built into the formula to provide that coveted luminous look.  

Unlike the European version, this drugstore liquid foundation does not have a pump dispenser once you lift that cap.  The colors I tried were Classic Ivory (light beige with a hint of pink) that was a nice shade for my fair warm complexion and Soft Beige (slightly darker warm beige), which would work more for contouring in my case.  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review: ODIN New York 12 Lacha Eau de Parfum--The New Unisex Luxury Fragrance for Fall 2016 That You Need to Try!

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Prepare to journey to remote corners of the world to recapture the beauty of another time and place as only ODIN 12 Lacha can do.


When I was asked if I would be interested in working with fragrances from ODIN New York, I couldn’t resist plunging into new, uncharted fragrance territory with the cult-followed menswear brand and one of the newest additions to their FiFi Award-winning Black Line.  Yet, how does one describe such a complicated blend of woods and spices that make up 12 Lacha to illustrate its unique beauty as this unisex fragrance deserves? 

From its opening, you are immediately lured into its rich opulence of colorful India as it takes your senses by storm with lacha saffron, black pepper and sweet nutmeg notes.  The powerful effect is heady and nearly intoxicating in the deep hold it exerts.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rimmel Moisture Renew Universal Transparent Lip Liner Review

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Colorless lip liners can save you money since there is no need to match them to lip products.


Bleeding lipstick or runaway lip gloss can happen when you neglect the extra step of lip liner. You could solve this preventable problem with a nude color that is close in shade to your natural lips.  Still, the most ideal method is matching the color of liner to the shade of lipstick or gloss that you’re wearing.  Yet, this could amount to buying quite a few different lip liners, which can run into money unless you went colorless like the one I tried from Rimmel with their Moisture Renew Universal Transparent Lip Liner.

Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Choose the Most Flattering Eyeliner for Your Skin Tone



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You'll appreciate how working with your skin tone can bring more emphasis to your eyes.



The Fall/Winter 2016-2017 eyeliner trend will be heavy on the black, ringing eyes dramatically with unmistakable thickness to creating extra wings.  Though black is the universal shade of liner that works for all, there always comes a time when you want to change the makeup look that you’re going for with one that is softer or just as bold through riveting color.  

Therefore, a no-fail way is by selecting shades that compliment your skin tone rather than your eye color. For instance, if you have fair skin with cool undertones, I suggest experimenting with dark gray or cool brown shades over warmer versions for a wonderful change of pace.   Metallic liners, whether silver or gold, also are fantastic for bringing some striking emphasis to your eyes in a unique way.

Fair to medium skin with warm undertones like mine look great with bronze, brighter navy to royal blues, eggplant, and deep green eyeliner colors.  

Dark complexions never seem to go wrong with bright, more vivid blues and turquoise for some beautiful contrast as well as golds and bronze for playing up their skin.  

Try these suggestions yourself for a striking way to bring out those gorgeous eyes!



Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Secret to Encouraging Faster Growing, Beautiful Hair!


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Just because that new cut looked great in a magazine doesn't always mean hair happiness, so know what to do.


Don’t you hate when you regret trying a new hair cut that you thought would look better than it does?   If so, you are not alone because most of us have done that at one time or another. Though you can’t paste hair back on, there are ways to spur your hair’s growing cycle that can help lessen the time that you have to live with that new style.

Since hair stems from living tissue, its health depends on the nourishment that you feed it from within your diet. When trying to encourage growth as well as improve condition, your food choices can either help or hinder your progress. Make sure to stock up on foods with omega-3 fatty acids, folate, antioxidants like vitamin E, protein, biotin, silica, zinc, vitamin D, selenium, magnesium, iodine, and iron can help.  Often, it is difficult to determine how much of those specific nutrients that you’re actually getting since our bodies all break down food differently.  Therefore, you might think of taking a supplement to insure that you’re getting enough.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant Review

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With all the health risks associated with aluminum compounds, you may want to switch from antiperspirant to deodorant.


With all the health concerns related to chemicals in the products we use, deodorant shouldn’t be one of them that we need to worry about.  Yet, aluminum compounds have been linked to breast cancer and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.  Therefore, you might be like me and want to swap out that riskier antiperspirant/deodorant for a safer natural deodorant like L’Occitane’s new Aromachologie Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant that I got to try.

This citrus scented product is a milky-colored roll-on that was very gentle when I put it to the test.  With its essential oils, this deodorant did keep me fresh through my normal day without letting me down.

If you’re looking to limit your health risk from antiperspirant/deodorants, I suggest visiting your local L’Occitane boutique or the company’s website and ordering Aromachologie Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant ($20).       

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

If You Have Difficulty Falling Asleep, Try My DIY Sleep Spray!

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Hopefully now, this beauty will make it to bed for a more restful sleep.


Sometimes, it’s hard to fall asleep.  For those times, I turn to this wonderful recipe that helps induce sleep through aromatherapy and its relaxing blend of lavender and chamomile essential oils along with rosewater for doing the trick.  

This spray won’t magically make you sleep, but once you spray a little of its soothing aroma, it has a very calming effect.  Before you know it, you do feel more in the mood to drift off.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sure Bet Relief When Plagued by Puffy Eyes!

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You may already know about the value of cucumbers for this problem, but do you know how to intensify their deflating effect?


Puffy eyes are something that a lot of us experience from time to time.  Those undesired, pancake eyes can come from allergies, an upset that had you crying, partying too hard and overindulging with too many alcoholic drinks or glasses of wine, salting your food too much to just sleeping on your stomach with how it drains lymphatic fluid into the area.  Regardless of the contributing factor, puffy eyes are an ugly thing to wake up to.  However, you won’t need to suffer much longer once you try this simple puffy eyes fix.

Perhaps, you already heard about how helpful cucumber slices are for deflating eyes due to their antioxidants and flavinoids.  Yet, what if I told you that you can intensify the effect to get more powerful drainage?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Few More Easy Ways to Look Younger!



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This beauty can smile with confidence for what she learned for keeping the years away!



Aging is a natural part of life, but just because it happens doesn’t mean we need to settle for looking our true ages.  I already shared some quick ways to turn back the clock and another post with more anti-aging beauty secrets with you in earlier posts.  However, here are a few more suggestions that can help make you look younger.

The more that your face starts to give your age away, the more that you should think of lightening your hair color.  Your aim should be one or two shades lighter than the hair color that you were born for looking the most natural.  This easy to wear color change will soften your face and better distract attention from lines and creases.