#BeautyAttitudes with The Estee Edit

Estee Lauder built her empire by preaching “Beauty is an Attitude”

The brand  launched The Estee Edit this year to attract a younger base.

There are categories to shop in based on beauty attitudes

The Edgiest – which is high pigment high impact items

The Barest – sheer washes of color infused with skin-care benefits

Go Glow- products that give your skin a gorgeous glow

I was lucky enough to try 4 of their products. The first thing I noticed was the pretty white & cobalt blue with splatter packaging. It was also on the products themselves. I couldn’t wait to try them all. Here is what I tried ….

Flash Illuminator- Day Light

Retail $28

Find it at Sephora here

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A complexion hybrid that pairs skincare & illumination.

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Day light is a rosy hue which I used as a blush and to add some color to my chest when  I wore shirts or dresses that showed off my chest. It provides a healthy glow provided by micro fine pearls in the formula. The formula is light weight, not sticky, & blends and applies nicely onto the skin.  There is also hyaluronic acid which is a moisture magnet for the skin. You can hydrate & illuminate at the same time. A little goes a goes a long way you can build up. Its a very pretty rose gold glow.

There are 5 shades to choose from:

-Spot Light: a pearly white that adds a soft-focus highlight
-Morning Light: for golden glowing highlights
-Sun Light: for a warm terracotta glow
-Day Light: a rosy hue that doubles as a cream blush
-Night Light: a bronzy glow that doubles as a shading cream

How can you use them ?

-Use Spotlight for the ultimate strobing.
-Use Morning Light for a gorgeous golden glow.
-Use Day Light as a cream blush or add on top of your favorite blush to create a rosy glow.
-Use Night Light for subtle shading and a bronzy glow.
-To get a natural-looking, all-over glow, mix with foundation or tinted moisturizer.
-For a subtle, dewy glow, mix a pump or two with your tinted moisturizer or foundation.
-For the ultimate glow, use brush, sponge or fingertips to highlight cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bone, and Cupid’s bow.
-For strobing, apply with a brush and buff into skin.

 

Pore Vanishing Stick

Retail: $28

Find it at Sephora here

The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick

This glide on stick helps blur the look of pores while minimizing oil shine. You can use this alone, as a primer, or on top of make up.

I’ve been using this under my makeup on my T-zone where I can get a little shine and also my nose where my pores are more noticeable. It really does great at blurring your pores making them look small. When you put foundation on top you have a natural flawless looking skin all in a swipe.

It’s easy to throw in your purse because of its smaller size. Perfect for touch ups.

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow

Retail: $42

Find it at Sephora here

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow Estee Edit

This is a 2-in-1 creme for a healthy JLo glow while also hydrating your skin. Look how pretty!

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It has hyaluronic acid which helps moisturize & shimmering pearls that give that all over sun kissed glow. You can use this alone, under make up, mixed into your foundation, or over make up.

What is also cool about this is that under the cap is a shimmer highlighter.

The Barest Lipcolor- Rouge Nude

Retail: $22

Find it at Sephora here 

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A lipstick/lip balm hybrid with muru muru butter and real flower petal waxes for a baby-soft nude lip look.

For me this was the only ‘dud’ for me that I received, only because the color didn’t look great on me. It looked like I ate chocolate and didn’t wipe my lips. haha They have a pink petal color that I probably would have liked better.

The formula however was felt fantastic on my lips. It was creamy, hydrating , & went on so smooth.

Have you tried any of these products?

Which would you want to try?

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I received the product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

3Csmart Octopus style tripod review

Landscapes, selfies, time lapse, group shots & more should require a steady hand or something stable to help you get that shot without looking blurry.

I received this 3Csmart Octopus Style Tripod to review which came at a great time. I had another tripod and the leg broke off.

3Csmart Tripod

What I like about it:

The flexible legs allow you to wrap the legs around things or even move them in different ways so you can put it on uneven surfaces.

It’s compact & lightweight, perfect for travelling. You can easily put it in your suitcase or backpack without weighing it down or taking up a lot of space.

One thing I was annoyed with about my other tripod it that it didn’t come with a clip for my phone. That is not the issue with this one. It comes with a universal phone & camera clip. Which can be place horizontal or vertical.

It comes with a bluetooth remote which has a range of 30 feet! No more leaving people out of group shots or take your own selfie.

The best part it is under $15.

It’s $12.98 on Amazon right now

I took it to the beach and it was pretty windy. I wrapped it around a tree and it stayed put.

 

I received this product complimentary for review . All opinions are my own.

Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine cat food Review

My cats are always excited when they get something in the mail.

One they get a box to play in for a bit and then the actual product they get to play with or eat. This time around they got Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine wet food.

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I brought Gizmo & D-O-G together and told them the flavors of wet cat food that Crowdtap & Hill’s sent them to try.

  • Seared Tuna & Carrot Medley
  • Roasted Chicken & Rice Medley
  • Poached Salmon & Spinach Medley

Gizmo licked his lips & D-O-G listened carefully.

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Healthy cuisines combines delicious flavors in a mouthwatering sauce. They have a perfect balance of taste & nutrition. There is no artificial flavors or preservatives & a great source of protein. They have good chunks & morsels and then mixed in a sauce. Its perfect for my my cats because they love sauce and prefer chunks/ morsels that they can chew.

When you read the ingredient list you can see why your cat will love this food. Real ingredients like : Chicken broth, tuna, pork liver, carrots, chicken, spinach, rice. Nope I’m not listing a recipe for me.

You can even see ,it looks kind tasty. If I put that over rice and said it was a stew … you probably would think it was.

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Gizmo & D-O-G loved all the flavors. They licked their bowls clean & took a nap.

They both give 2 paws up🙂

 

I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

AmazingCosmetics Perfection Sticks review

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog. A lot of things have been going on , including being sick which felt like an eternity. Now I’m better and have something to share that I’ve been using almost every day.

I actually wanted to share Amazing Cosmetics Perfections sticks for awhile on my blog but a lot of my photos went bye bye when my phone fell into the ocean.

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There are 4 shades to choose from Fair, Medium, Tan, & Deep.

You can use these to brighten, highlight, conceal, or contour. The great thing about these is they can easily go in your purse, so if you want to do any touch ups during the day or night you can. Though the formula does stay put all day.

They are easy to apply, light weight, creamy, goes on smooth, & very easy to blend. My favorite way to use them is using fair under my brow to highlight and sometimes use it in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten. The chubby stick allows for easy precision & the formula doesn’t get cakey or dry.

Other ways to use :

  • Highlight cheekbones and bridge of nose.
  • Contour the sides of nose, jawline and hollows of cheek.
  • Highlight inner corners of the eyes.
  • Highlight and defines brows.
  • Prep the eyelids for shadow application or evens out lid to wear alone.
  • Prep and define lip.

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You can find them on AmazingCosmetics website , Ulta, or Sephora. You get a lot of use out of these , they retail for $23 .

If you haven’t checked out any other of AmazingCosmetics products you should. I love their formulas, they blend so nicely.

How would you use these?

 

I received these products complimentary for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

 

 

Empties 10- Mini Reviews

Empties

I didn’t add these the last time

Empties 148-158

  • (148) Suave touchable finish hair spray– smelled nice, left hair manageable , soft, & easy to style.
  • (149) Vitafushion beauty sleep- Helped relax me which helped me get to bed sooner. Tasted great, didn’t have a coating like most gummies
  • (150) Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste– keep mouth fresh & clean but didn’t whiten them as well as other toothpastes I use
  • (151) Nature’s Bounty Hair & Nail gummies- tasted great
  • (152)  Sponge– kept skin exfoliated & soft
  • (153) Derma-e antioxidant natural sunscreen– Absorbed nicely, didn’t leave skin sticky or greasy
  • (154) Skin9 Panda Mask– left skin soft but mask didn’t fit well at all.
  • (155) Gold Bond Strength & resilience left skin soft & hydrated
  • (156) Gold Bond Healing – left skin soft & hydrated
  • (157) Dove dry spray– one of my favorites, easy to use,  smell fresh & clean
  • (158) Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel– Skin felt great after using it but it had a strong smell to it

 

June Empties

(159) Yesto grapefruit correct & repair- Nice smell but stings face a little. Not uncomfortable & only lasts a few seconds. My face felt clean afterwards & soft. I prefer the cucumber wipes .

(160) L’AFFAIR Vitamin skin newal mask– It fit well & was easy to move, didn’t fall off, left skin soft , smooth, hydrated, & healthy looking. It did have a lot of essence on it which made it a little hard to open at first.

(161) Pure Good skin food- only 7 ingredients like apricot oil, aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, safflower oil. At first I wasn’t sure about it because it does make your face look very oily.  I only used it at night before bed. When I woke up my skin was so hydrated, soft, & supple. I used it every day and I had no break outs.

(162-163) Hair Food Moisture Shampoo & conditioner infused with honey apricot fragrance- My hair felt really soft & smelled great

(164-165) Udderly Smooth body cream– My friend turned me onto this like 15 years ago. I love it. Keeps skin smooth, soft, moisturized. Didn’t leave skin greasy, absorbs nicely.

(166) Chapstick hydration lock moisture & renew– Yes I finished one without losing it. Kept lip smooth & soft. Don’t think Ill get a duo one again but it did its job.

(167) Nugg hydrating face mask- Keeps skin so soft & hydrated . Nice pleasant smell

(168) Avalon Organics Cleansing Milk– I didn’t care for the formula but skin felt clean and nice after using it

(169) Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer- smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated

(170-171) Suave Rosemary & Mint shampoo & conditioner – Left hair soft, nice,healthy. Love the scent my hair & scalp were happy

(172) Not Your Mother’s Beach babe texturizing spray– Not sure if it really gave my hair the texture I wanted but it smelled fantastic. Like a a tropical island because of the coconut smell. I would just get it to spray in my hair for that.

(173) Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters facial cleanser– cleaned face great without leaving it feel dry or tight. Foamed up nicely

(174) Manicure & Spa hand creme– I used this at night before bed because it left hands greasy. Not a fan but my hands were soft & moisturized in the morning.

(175) Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Body lotion coconut milk- LOVED the coconut scent & kept body soft, smooth, hydrated

(176-177) Babyganics lotion- My skin was soft & the chamomile scent was relaxing

(178) *Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer smelled nice, absorbed nicely but still left skin looking greasy/shiny. Left skin hydrated

 

Inside my #SproutVoxBox

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Woohoo another great box from Influenster filled with a variety of 5 products.

 

Curate Bar

Curate Bar

This company take wholesome ingredients and combines them in unexpected ways to make a delicious snack.

First I tried the Curate Bar , they sent me a Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut

I haven’t heard of this brand before so was intrigued, especially by the flavors & ingredients. The one thing I like is you can make out the ingredient in the bar.  There is figs, balsamic vinegar, orange, hazelnuts, quinoa, & sunflower kernels. The bar had a nice texture mix between chewy & a nice crunch from the nuts. It had just the right of richness & sweetness. Perfect for a snack any time of the day. Plus its a snack you can feel good about eating. These bars are non-GMO , gluten-free and never contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.  I recently spotted them at Target for $5.99.  Next on my list to try is the Irresistible Dark chocolate with strawberries & pistachios  & Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss but all the flavors look great.

  • Indulgent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut
  • Salted Decadence Dark Chocolate & Almonds
  • Harmonious Blend Marcona Almond & Apricot
  • Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss
  • Dark & Tempting Balsamic Fig & Hazelnut
  • IrresistibleDark Chocolate Strawberries & Pistachios

 

Hair Food Moisture Collection

 

The moisture collection is designed to soothe dry hair by adding just the right amount of hydration & shine. It has honey essences to provide luxurious moisture & nourishment for healthy hair.  The shampoo is free of silicones, parabens, & mineral oil & the conditioner is free of parabens & mineral oil.  As you can see I have a lot of hair. It wavy texture & thick so it is a little hard to see how this product will really work with just a sample. I did enjoy how it left my hair. The formula smelled great & was light weight.  When I put the shampoo in my hair and was washing my hair , it felt really smooth. Once my hair was dried my hair was still really soft, smelled lovely, and had a nice healthy shine.

 

Eatsmart Snacks

Eatsmart Snacks

These Spicy black bean tortilla chips will add some bold flavor to your snack time. These are made with 3 beans ( navy, pinto, & black beans) so they have a little more fiber. They also have whole yellow corn so the chips have still have that nice crunch to them. There are about 15 ingredients in these chips all which you can read like whole yellow corn, sunflower oil, jalapeno pepper, navy bean grits, tomato powder, onion powder, ect.

I don’t really care for spicy stuff but have been adventuring out. These weren’t spicy but they do have a nice kick to them. I like having a mashed avocado with them it helps balance it out but they are also good alone.  The chips have 14 grams of whole grains, gluten-free, & made with non-gmo ingredients. These are chips you can feel good about eating & make snack time a little more exciting. I’m officially a fan. Want to try their garlic & hummus chips next.

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

Orgain Organic Protein Powder

This is a plant based protein powder which is USDA Organic, gluten-free, soy free, & non-gmo. When I opened up the packet it smelled delicious, like vanilla cake. I ended up making a smoothie with it. Almond milk, banana, a few frozen strawberries.  While I drank my smoothie it had no weird taste or after taste. It also blended well, no gritty texture. I could taste the vanilla and the smoothie left me satisfied & full.

 

Ecos

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This formula is hypoallergenic made with high-quality ingredients at a low price. Its gentle, plant derived ingredients, & has a built-in fabric softner. It is effective at protecting colors & fabrics. They don’t test on animals, its pH balanced & kind on the skin. Free of formaldehyde & dyes. I sometimes have a sensitivity to certain laundry detergents so was curious to see how this would work. You know when you see commercials or photos and they are hanging clothes in a field and the breeze is going. Thats what the magnolia & lily scent reminded me of. It was light & pleasant. I ended up hand washing a few items. They seemed clean & smelled nice.

 

I received these products free from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are my own. If you want to try out products as well, sign up & fill out your profile here

 

 

Fun in the Sun with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

The sun is shining , the weather is hot & I’m heading to the beach! Besides a bikini sun protection is on top of my list. Who wants to get burnt and the risks of premature aging or cancer. Sunscreen is essential!!

When I was 14, I moved to FL. Being a teenager excited to be in the Sunshine state , I wanted my pale New England skin to be tan . I didn’t put any sunscreen on. Not only did I get burned badly but got sun poisoning. It hurt so bad to wear a shirt & felt horrible, wind even hurt my skin. Ever since then I make sure to apply sunscreen. Remember sun rays are out even during gloomy days.

I’ve been using Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen with SPF 30 to keep me protected from UVA/UVB rays.

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  • UVA rays: These rays penetrate deep into the thickest layer of skin, the dermis. When your skin isn’t protected exposure can lead to premature skin aging & wrinkling.
  • UVB rays:  This burns the skin & play a key role in skin cancer.

Remember to apply 15 minutes before you leave the house into the sun so it has time to absorb into the skin.

You need to reapply every 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.  ( or reapply every 1.5 hours to 2 hours otherwise)

You should limit the sun 10am- 2pm that is when rays are the strongest.

Hawaiian Tropic Fun

I was impressed with this sunscreen. Like all Hawaiian Tropic products, it smells great. It doesn’t have that sunscreen scent . It has papaya, mango, and other fruit extracts.

It felt lovely on my skin. It didn’t make my skin feel sticky, dry, greasy, or tight.  It was light, breathable , & weightless which left my skin really soft.

Hawaiian Tropic Lotion

This sunscreen has jumped to the top of my list because of how it doesn’t smell or feel like a sunscreen. It’s more of a lotion for the sun. The only thing I did notice is that it left marks on my white towel. The sunscreen has these orange ribbons throughout the sunscreen. I will have to pay attention next time I head to the beach and see if it was this sunscreen. So just be careful with white & light colored stuff.

Overall I am very happy & will purchase this in the future, which should be soon because I used half the bottle already.

 

  • I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.