Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mally Beauty More Is More Mascara Review

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You'll love what you can do for your eyes with this mascara.


Unlike some of you, I don’t naturally come by long, lush lashes unless I meet up with great mascara.  I don’t know if you had a chance to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara yet, but PR kindly sent me one to see what I thought.

This is a jet black formula with a nicely designed, slender brush with additional bristles on the tip for lengthening, defining and separating to give that effect of false lashes. This mascara also has a special sealant that helps protect from smudging and flaking.

The formula has a creamy, wonderful consistency that goes on the lashes beautifully.  This mascara really captures lashes easily to thicken and lengthen.  I liked how quickly I could build up my lashes and separate them for real impact without needing to curl them first.  
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This mascara is easy to take off, too.

My eyes can be sensitive, especially at this time of year with everything blooming.  However, the formula is gentle and non-irritating as well. This mascara also didn’t smudge in all the hours I had it on, but flaked slightly toward evening when I went to take it off.

Something else fantastic about More Is More mascara is how great this mascara is to remove with just a regular eye makeup remover.

The next time you are on the prowl for new mascara, especially if you don’t have the best lashes, make it a point to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara ($20) because you will be glad that you did!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick Review

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If oil is a problem, this stick is a handy helper.


If you read me regularly, then you probably are aware that I have dry skin for the most part.  This is true except for an oily nose, which baffles me since the rest of my T-zone is fine. This shiny nose problem gets worse through the heat of summer.  With that said, I thought PUR’s Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick might be a helpful save from over powdering or using a blotting sheet.

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Here is what the product looks like.

This white blotting stick is what you use instead of your normal mattifying primer and apply to dry skin before makeup.  The product comes in a short, chubby silver tube that is perfect for throwing in your handbag or targeting smaller areas like a nose or running over your T-zone.  

When I read the ingredients, I noticed it had one particular ingredient that I knew could help to produce a mattifying effect.  It was silica in the formula.

When I tried it, I was pleased at how well it kept my nose shine free for hours without the need to retouch. I’m glad that I found this product now before broiling summer sets in to make that shine more of an issue.  

If you also need to zap up excess oil, PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick ($26) is worth trying. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

**WIN**DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa Review + ($972) Giveaway!–Ends June 10, 2017

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Meet the new object of my desires, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa!


I am smitten with my new modular sofa bed that arrived because it does so much more than look beautiful in my house with its clean, straight lines.  Besides being extremely comfortable due to its specially designed foam cushions for lumber support whether sitting or sleeping when an extra bed is called for, it also has plenty of deep, inner storage within its ottomans.  It also gives me more decorating freedom to use it differently by separating the pieces into two separate chairs, or a chaise or buying additional ottomans if I care to expand my design plan for the room.  However, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa that I received for this review and giveaway gives me all those options unlike what you normally can expect from a sofa bed.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

**WIN**Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate 5 Treatment Mask to Ramp Up Your Beauty Review + ($225) Giveaway (3 Winners)!–Ends June 9, 2017

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This box contains five separate masks to rescue your skin.


The best anti-aging ingredients can make a striking improvement to your complexion. To make those effective ingredients work even harder, the formula needs to have an innovative delivery system to reach deeper for the skin’s ultimate benefits like the remarkable difference that you can expect from the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask that I have been testing for this review and giveaway.  

The Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask is unique because it is the first hydrogen water filled premium skin care mask of its kind.  Without going into all the science, hydrogen has the perfect size molecule, being the smallest atom on the planet to reverse free radical damage by its unsurpassed ability to penetrate skin cells to neutralize toxic oxygen that is already inside the skin and converting it to water.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

BR Naturals Organic Oils Review + My Zesty Curried Rice and Olives Recipe!

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Black Cumin Seed Oil is the star of today's recipe with its spicy goodness.


BR Naturals is a Canadian-based company that specializes in natural skin care and a wonderful collection of organic oils for cooking and health.  With their own farms and processing plant, they have the ability to make sure how their ingredients are grown, cultivated and refined to keep their end products as pure as nature intended.  I had the opportunity to try a variety of their fine oils and will be sharing additional recipes with you on what I created to show them off to their ultimate advantage.


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My Zesty Curried Rice and Olives with Salmon Patties is an easy, healthy meal.

Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Get More Cleaning Power From Your Makeup and Facial Wipes!


Wipes are so convenient for quick, no-fuss makeup removal.  Sometimes, though they can lose some of their initial moistness over time.  However, there is a way that you can keep them as well lubricated as when you first opened that package with this little tip that I’m about to share.

What I do is now is to store my container of wipes upside down instead of up the normal way.  I found by doing so, the next wipe that I pull out is just as moist as the first.

You probably are going to laugh, but you got to try this if you want to get more cleaning power from your wipes because you will!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Molton Brown's Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette Review

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This fragrance offers tropical beauty that you can lose yourself in.


For anyone seeking an instant retreat to a tropical locale with sun, sand and warm ocean breezes that capture the right blend of exotic flowers, spice and freshness to perfume the air, Molton Brown’s Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette could be your ticket to get there.  This romantic fragrance, classified as a floriental was created by perfumer, Jacques Chabert and launched in 2015.

The opening is a joyous exploration to paradise with welcoming floral notes of the ginger lily joined by intriguing notes of cardamom and cloves to keep you guessing.

Once this fragrance warms further in the heart, it takes on a gardenia headiness from the influence of tuberose that seems to sweetly dominate until the marigold notes (tagetes) and jasmine wonderfully emerges to balance it out.
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1.7 oz. retails for $65

As the scent dries down in the base, it becomes soft and inviting when its sensuous notes of creamy cedarwood, sandalwood and musk surface.  

To me, Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette is a decadent-feeling fragrance that you can lose yourself in with its lush bouquet of haunting beauty of white floral, spices and woods. If what I describe sounds like your type of fragrance, visit Molton Brown and let Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette take you to your own special ecstasy!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beauty Box 5 May 2017 Review

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May 2017 was a good month with five full size products and one bonus sample! 


Summer Date Night is the theme behind this latest Beauty Box 5.  If you are unfamiliar with this beauty box subscription, then you are missing out on the fun way to shop and often find some great products that you might never have ever heard before.

Each month Beauty Box 5 sends a box with five full and sample size makeup, hair and skin care, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrances.  The cost is $12.00 per month with  free shipping in the USA, but $3.00 extra if you are in Canada.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil Review

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This is more a clear gel than a typical hair oil.

Anyone with a natural curl to their hair knows what a problem that frizziness can be. Since I am one of those people, I was more than willing to test KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil when PR reached out.

This is a clear formula with a slight sweet scent that you can apply to slightly damp hair after washing it or to tame dry hair.  It has a dimethiconol polymer to guard the hair against humidity and cyclopentasiloxane for controlling the frizz.

I tried it for the first time yesterday on dry hair when it gave me trouble sticking out in the wrong places. Instead of just randomly applying the product to the whole head, I found it was better to start by pumping out a small wad of this non-greasy gel-serum at a time and work it from the bottom of the hair upward.  This way I was saved from piling on too much until I was familiar with how much I would need.

The product helped make my misbehaving hair smooth and manageable without weighing it down or causing stickiness, which is a win.  Furthermore, my hair did gain some shine, but next time I am going to see the difference of applying to damp, freshly washed hair since the company recommends that for getting the glossiest effect.

I liked KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil.  Have you ever used this product yet?  Check it out at the company’s website!