Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Highliner

 

These Marc Jacobs highliner matte gel eye crayons are full of pigment. What I love about these , is how they glide on so easily for precise application.  They also have 15 seconds of play time before setting in place. These stay on very well…all day.  You can great versatile looks depending on what you want.

Use it in four techniques to create endless looks: 
-Line: Define your eyes with amazing glide.
-Smudge: Working quickly, smoke out Highliner to instantly smolder.
-Layer: Add dimension by shading with multiple hues.
-Design: Create graphic looks with lines and color.

Line to define your eyes, smudge it before it sets to an instant, smoky eye, layer as an eyeshadow base, or draw on artistic graphic liner looks. Its waterproof gel formula makes it well-suited for lining the inner rim. It’s designed with a clever sharpener, hidden in the base of the liner to allow for a precise point.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

You can find them at Sephora for $25

 

I received 2 shades of this highliner from Crowdtap to try for free. Pink of me which I used on my waterline & (Earth)Quake  that I’ve been using to line to define my eyes and also have been smudging for a smokey look.  I love how smoothly they go on, it makes applying them a breeze.  They are on the pricey side so its a #TreatYoSelf purchase . They do pay off with pigment & easy application. Plus it comes with a sharpener

 

I received these products for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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All about hydration with Rodial Skincare

I love getting products from Rodial Skincare . This time I received 3 products that all do something similar….hydrate.

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  • Bee Venom body serum to revitalize & firm
  • Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser SPF 15 to hydrate & tone
  • Dragon’s Blood XXL lip plumper to hydrate & tone

 

Bee Venom body serum

Rodial Bee Venom Serum

You use this day and night to help nourish and life the appearance of the skin with a retinol & bee venom milittin peptide. Its a light weight serum and absorbs quickly into the skin. This serum is enriches with highly concentrated anti-aging retinol to improve the look and feel of skin texture.

The melittin peptide helps to plump & firm the skin for a more youthful appearance.

I enjoy the scent of this is has a light aroma of honey & roses. Almost feels like you are in a field of flowers. It was moisturizing and light weight. It was on the thin side, since it is a serum. I didn’t see any results using it. For the price , I don’t think this is something I would see myself adding to my routine any time soon.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mosturiser SPF 15

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This is a multi-function day cream to plump & firm appearance of the skin while also brightening & evening skin tone.

  • Dragon’s blood comfort & restores through skin hydration
  • hyaluronic acid provides long last hydration
  • Chromabright evens the look of skin tone & illuminates
  • Vitamin B3 helps brighten the skin

I really enjoyed using this moisturizer. Its lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves my skin hydrated, soft ,radiant, & healthy looking. It smells amazing. I can’t put my finger on it its smells like some kind of tropical plant. I put make up on top with no problem… plus it has SPF15!

Dragon’s Blood XXL lip plumper

Nourish & boosts lips volume instantly. It has a soft peach flavor & scent. Hydrating vitamin E & baobob oil that leave lip shiny not sticky, leaving lips look full & plump.

  • Plumping complex smooths lips & gives visibly instant & long term plumping results
  • Chili extract provides a tingling & plumping sensation
  • Dragon’s Blood comforts & restores though skin hydration.

I tried this one right away…. like right after I opened the box and saw which products I received. haha  It has a click bottom to get the product out. Press a handful of times to get it going ( at least 10)

Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Plumper

I applied it on my lips and started to feel a slight warming sensation. Im guessing this is the chili extract. If you are looking for super plump lips this isn’t for you. If you want more natural fuller, healthy looking lips, this is perfect.  First I noticed the nice shine on my lips. It was just enough and not sticky at all.  Next the color … they were more pink and healthy looking. I did notice a little more fullness but not much. Plus my lips were really hydrated. So far I’m really liking this. It’s easy to toss in your purse and results are instant. Be careful not to swallow too much… a couple of times I felt it in my throat. oops . It wasn’t bothersome for me but did notice  it.

 

Overall all of these products are great. They were all hydrating.  It’s a close tie between the plumper & moisturizer of which I liked the most. I liked the bee venom body serum but for the price tag I feel it wasn’t a must have . My skin looked and felt great after using them. Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think?

 

I received these product for free for review. All opinions are my own.

Julep Cushion Complexion review

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric is a multitasking skin perfector that has a natural, demi-matte finish with buildable medium-to-full coverage that conceals, corrects, illuminates, blurs, and brightens. The convenient cushion tip applicator allows for easy and precise application, even on the go. Crowdtap & Julep were generous to send me 5 different shades to try. Crowdtap & Julep were kind enough to send me 5 shades to try.  Out of the shades Nude was best for my skin color.

Julep Cushion Complexion

Benefits:

  • Turmeric extract provides long-term brightening benefits and contains anti – inflammatory properties.
  • Camellia seed oil (sourced from Jeju Island, Korea) contains skin – calming properties and provides nourishing & moisturizing benefits.
  • Soft – Focus Powders blur the look of fine lines & imperfections while creating a smooth, demi – matte finish that’s never flat.

Tips to use:

Dot and blend outward with fingers or cushion tip. Layer on more product to build coverage where needed.

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I like that Julep cushion complexion helps even out my skin tone & is easy to carry with you. The applicator is soft and gentle on the skin and once you get it going the perfect amount comes out. Its easy to build coverage. I would say its light medium coverage. Overall I was happy with the results and will continue to use these ( and give away the colors that didn’t work) . You can find this product at Ulta Beauty.

 

Julep Cushion Complexion

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

Beach Hair Don’t Care

I was sent HASK’s New Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection to try.

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The shampoo, conditioner and texture spray are formulated with a combination of lustrous pearl extract to nourish locks and coconut oil to hydrate.

No time or money for a vacation? You can get those beachy waves with Hask’s new Hawaiian Sea salt beach texture collection. The Hawaiian sea salt enhances your “ocean-sprayed” waves while an infusion of blue seakale helps protect hair, leaving it healthy and strong so you can achieve vacay-inspired locks all year round without the elements taking a toll.

Main Ingredients:
HAWAIIAN SEA SALT: provides minerals hair craves.
PEARL EXTRACT: deeply nourishes to cater to hair’s summertime needs.
COCONUT OIL: replenishes moisture to damaged hair.
BLUE SEAKALE: fights environmental stress.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection is FREE of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Shampoo $7.99
Bring the shore to your shower all year long with this luxurious texturizing shampoo. Formulated with Hawaiian sea salt for beachy texture, lustrous pearl extract for nourishment, coconut oil for moisture and blue seakale to help protect hair. Surf’s up!

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Conditioner $7.99
Let your hair hang loose with this lightweight, texturizing conditioner. Hawaiian sea salt adds texture and enhances loose waves, while a nourishing infusion of lustrous pearl extract and hydrating coconut oil adds shine. Blue seakale helps protect and leaves hair feeling healthy.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray $7.99
Make waves with this unique dual phase formula infused with Hawaiian sea salt for piecey, touchable texture and coconut oil to help nourish. Say Aloha to a soft, sexy, un-done style.

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My thoughts:

I like to use hair products a little bit more before giving an opinion. On top of that I just cut off 10 inches of hair! So I’m getting used to my hair and my hair is sort doing its own thing lol  So here is a quick take on my experience so far.

The shampoo & conditioner left my hair smelling good . I could tell that it did help my waves stay intact.

The texture spray I think is good for when you want to do a style and your hair is too ‘clean’ . I think this product would help hold a style more and help curls stay … if you have problems with that. It was ok but not my favorite texture spray I’ve tried ( so far anyway) . I could feel the product in my hair and didn’t like that feeling.

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Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 review

Moving to Florida I make it a point to wear sunscreen daily.
I’m always look for a good face SPF because I want my skin to look healthy & young.

Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF

You can buy it on their site www.neostrata.com for $48

About this moisturizer :
NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF is a light, oil-free daily hydrator that helps control and reduce oiliness, while providing broad spectrum sunscreen protection. This sheer formula also helps even skin tone and improve skin firmness while providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Formulated with patented NeoGlucosamine which is clinically proven to help diminish the appearance of dark spots, for a more even skin tone, and improved texture and firmness. Broad spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from burning and further sun damage, while Phytotal, a botanical blend, helps to control and reduce oiliness without irritation. Oil-free, fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic.

What it does:

– Helps control and reduce oiliness
– Evens skin tone and improves skin firmness
– Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
– Oil-free
– Non-comedogenic

How to use: Apply liberally to face and neck daily, 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours.
Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10am – 2pm, and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats.

Key ingredient: NeoGlucosamine, Phytotal, Broad spectrum sunscreen

Recommended usage: Daily/AM

What I thought:

Neostrata Sheer hydration was easy to use in my morning routine. The pump was easy to get product out and easy to get the right amount I needed . It has a light scent of sunscreen but went away quickly. My skin did look a little oily when I first applied it to my skin but it absorbed quickly. My skin just looked and felt hydrated. My foundation went on top nicely along with other makeup  and didn’t pill up. I used it daily and didn’t break out.  Overall I think this is a great product that hydrates & protects skin without leaving skin feel greasy.

 

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