*NEW* Clairol Root Touch up concealing powder

Clairol Root TOuch up powder
You can now touch up your roots on the go ( and still at home) with Clairol temporary root touch up concealing powder.
You can conceal grays, touch up your roots, use it on single strands, cover up your part, or even define your brows.

It comes in a handy compact with the powder, a nice sized mirror, and brush. The powder isn’t messy at all and stays put all day. It washed away easily and doesn’t stain the skin.

I don’t have any grays yet, so I didn’t use this powder in the obvious way. I have a cyst on my scalp that sometimes would show through if my hair moved over. I would be self conscious and embarrassed. I would use eye liner but sometimes would make my hair cakey in the area. Now with this powder its super easy to brush on, the powder is pretty pigmented. SO now my cysts blends in and is concealed and I don’t have to worry about my bump showing and can go about my day.

Applying Clairol Root Touch Up Powder

I work at a beauty store and since using this powder I have been recommending Clairol root touch up powder instead of the higher priced similar products. For one the color range is better & works just as well.

You can pick it up for around $9.99 at stores like Ulta, Walmart, Target, CVS, etc

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes , all opinions are my own.

Advertisements

L’oreal – Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment

L'oreal Elvive Oil

This luxurious lightweight oil formula instantly transforms dry hair strand by strand into nourished, silky and shiny.

This versatile oil can be used in many ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Before shampoo for nourishment
  • Before styling to control hair
  • To polish strands for no frizz and to tame flyaways
  • As a lightweight finish polish for silky softness and shine

Loreal Elvive Oil

How to Use:

Rub 2 drops between the palms of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends on dry or wet hair.

 

I like that you can use this on wet, damp, or dry hair. For the most part I’ve been using this on the ends of my hair. I don’t wash my hair every day so this helps tame frizz. I also like how soft and silky my hair feels after using this. A small amount goes a long way. It also leaves a nice healthy shine.

 

 

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

Laura Mercier’s NEW Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

I recently had the chance to try 2 shades of Laura Mercier’s new matte lipsticks thanks to Influenster.   I received ‘Queen” which is more of a berry shade & “Ruthless” which is a pinky nude.

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme

 

This collection can be found on Laura Mercier website or go grab your favorite shade(s) at Sephora. There are 24 vivid , full coverage shades that provide a matte finish.

The slim bullet shaped lipstick makes it easy to apply and glides over the lips easily. The best part is the color payoff in just one stroke. The color is rich, intense, bold, & highly pigmented.  Since its slim, its easy to define & fill lips. When you want to shape the lipstick , take off the bottom & you have a built in sharpener. Perfect to carry with you whenever & where ever you go!

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick Queen

(Shade – Queen)

When i first received these lipsticks, I knew “Queen” would be my shade so I applied right away and loved it. The next day I put it on before work so see how it would hold up.  I drank water all day, ate cheesy homemade mac n’ cheese, applesauce snack cup & it still looked great. The thing that did it in was at the 6.5/ 7 hour mark when I decided to treat myself to a frappuccino. I think from sucking and puckering up my lips the straw made it wear off. But that is pretty much a work day and it stayed put without having to retouch or reapply. Two thumbs up in my book!

LauraMercierLipstick

One thing about matte lipsticks, is how dry it can make your lips feel. With these velour extreme lipsticks, it was so creamy and hydrating ….my lips felt great all day. I also love how bold & rich the color is when applying ( in one stroke). When I first applied it when I received my package I accidently fell asleep lol When I woke up I forgot I applied the lipstick and it was still as bright and no smudging.

 

LauraMercierRuthless

Shade Ruthless. Didn’t take a photo on because it looked bad on me. I gave this one to a co-worker 🙂

 

Which shade do you want to try ?

 

  • I received this product complimentary for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

Ciate London Makeup Review

CiateLondon

I was excited to see an email that  was getting a box of goodies from Influenster.  I’ve never heard of Ciate London brand before so was happy to try something new .

I received 3 products to try a highlighter balm, eyeliner, & mascara.  You can find these products at Sephora. These products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free of gluten.

Wonderwand Intensely Volumizing Mascara $22

CiateLondonMascara

What it is:
An intensely volumizing, smudge-free, flake-free mascara that creates five times more volume in one application.

What it does:
Create the ultimate fearless lashes with 24 hour, all day wear with Ciaté London’s Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara. This ultra-black, dramatic formula creates five times more volume in just one application. Its unique, lash-hugging, volume boosting brush makes lengthening, defining, and curling more quickly and easily than ever. The highly blendable, clump-free formula is specially designed to stay-put and maintain that freshly applied look all day. For effortless, and even enjoyable removal, try Ciaté London’s Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm for lips, lids, and lashes—formulated with conditioning murumuru butter—to instantly, completely, and effortlessly remove all long-wearing makeup.

What I thought:

While I did like that added volume to my lashes, I didn’t notice anything else.  I didn’t notice lengthening or curling.  The brush made it easy to apply to my lashes,didn’t clump, & helped separate the lashes. I didn’t notice any flaking all day . I liked it but not a mascara I need in my makeup routine.

 

Dewy Stix – Luminous Highlighting Balm in Glow $26

CiateLondon_8401

What it is:
A highlighting balm that adds a gorgeous wet dewy glow to any skintone.

IMG_8328

What it does:
Instantly bring a lit-from-within-glow to your complexion with this low shimmer, dewy, wet-look illuminator. Formulated with murumuru butter and hyaluronic acid, this weightless, non-tacky balm provides natural, healthy-looking radiance on any skin. It’s the perfect finishing touch on bare skin or on top of makeup.

The balm’s unique formulation has been perfected to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. The convenient stick makes it easy to get a glow on the go with a brushless application. Apply directly on bare skin to impart a fresh, dewy finish, or if wearing on top of makeup, swipe fingers over the balm, and then place it on your skin using the pads of the fingers in a rolling motion. Try sweeping your favorite powder highlighter over the top to amplify your radiance.

Suggested Usage:
-The finishing touch to your make up regime. Use on bare skin or on top of makeup.
-Gently dab or swipe onto the high points of the face (cheek bones, brow bones, down the center of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow) to add instant radiance and naturally accentuate your features.
-Wear on collar bones, shoulders, décolletage and down the center of bare legs for head to toe glow.
-Gently pat over your favorite blush to create a dewy luminous finish.

What I thought:

I’ve been using dewy stix on my cheek bones as final touch for a healthy dewy glow. I use alone or add my favorite powder highlighter on top to amp up the radiance. The good thing about this highlighter balm is you can apply in many places ( collar bone, legs, chest etc) . I’ve never used a a highlighter balm and was worried it might be sticky or tacky but this wasn’t. It glided on nicely and gave a natural glow. Though, I do prefer dabbing the product on for better results . I realized sometimes it “pulled” my makeup under it when using it in stick form. It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid & murumuru butter which feels nice on the skin. It leaves skin looking natural

Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner $19

CiateLondonEyeliner

 

What it is:
A precise, felt tip liquid eyeliner.

What it does:
Become a liner pro with Ciaté London’s Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner. Formulated for intense, super-black color pay off, the perfect dramatic wings or cat eye looks are no challenge for this easy to use precision tip.

What I thought:

It like that it has a felt tip which helps get a precise line and makes a wing super easy. Now only if it could make me do my eyes completely even … I’d be set! lol I’m about to just bedazzle a eye patch for all the times I fail at the other eye. The color pay off is great with an intense black. It stays in place all day.

 

 

Have you heard of Ciate London before? Have you used their products? Which is your favorite?

  • I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sinner or Saint?

Sinner, Saint….or maybe both?

KVDSinnerSaint

Influenster hooked me up with 2 fragrances by Kat Von D. Sinner & Saint which fans have been begging to be brought back. Now, the resurrection is too real: the beloved Saint + Sinner collection has returned more special than ever. The same scents but revamped bottles Kat Von D hand sketched. ( the full sized bottles are gorgeous, these are just deluxe samples)

 

Saint & sinner share the same floral soul , Saint  with a sweet and gourmand twist & Sinner  with a bold, spicy twist. Different experiences, shared heart—these sister-scents can be worn alone or layered together.

Saint Eau de Parfum

Meet Saint – dreamy, romantic and alluring, this candied floral fragrance is inspired by Kat’s own duality. Our fearless leader is tough and tattooed on the outside, but totally sweet at heart! This gourmand perfume fuses jasmine and Tiaré flower top notes with a delicious heart of mandarin, caramel, and sparkling Mirabelle plum. Vanilla, sandalwood, and creamy musk build to the romance of the fragrance, imparting a warmth that reminds Kat of falling in love for the very first time

KatVonD Sinner

Key Notes:
Vanilla, Musk, Jasmine

I liked this for every day wear. I could smell the jasmine. It was light, romantic, floral, flirty.

 

Sinner Eau de Parfum

Meet Sinner — dark, sultry, and empowering, this addictive fragrance is inspired by Kat’s own duality. A little sweet, a little spicy, and undeniably fearless! Cinnamon spices up vanilla and white florals at the heart of the fragrance, while base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and wood form the deeper, darker nuances.

KatVonDSinner5879

Key Notes:
Patchouli, Wood, Cinnamon

Sultry, Spicy, Warm. A perfume I would wear on a date or night out. A little strong for my preference though. I can see why its called sinner, it just puts you in a mood where you might want to be a little naughty.

 

Looking for a new scent?

Apply scents to your pulse points and decollete.

Dab, don’t rub that causes fragrance to fade.

Eau De Toilettes have the lightest scent concentration, making them good for layering.

Eau Parfums & pure perfumes have greater intensity.

When testing out new perfumes, clear nose between each scent by smelling something neutral ( like the collar of your shirt …or those coffee containers they usually have near by)

 

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

 

#Revitalift Challenge- L’Oreal Triple Power Moisturizer

Infleunster sent me L’oreal Revitalift triple power deep-acting moisturizer to take the Revitalift Challenge for 14 days. ( though Ive been now using it more than 14 days)

LorealRevitaliftFlower

It supposed to :

  • Repair wrinkles with hyaluronic acid
  • Re-firm skin with concentrated pro-xylane to firm & tighten skin
  • Redensify with concentrated pro-xylane to strengthen skin

See Dramatic Results:

  • Immediately: Skin is deeply hydrated. Complexion looks more radiant.
  • In 1 Week: Skin texture appears smoother.
  • In 4 Weeks: Skin elasticity is increased. Skin appears firmer. Skin looks younger.

I must say I don’t have an issue with wrinkles and my skin looks pretty healthy. For me, I didn’t really see any results.  Plus its hard to really tell because I moved to Florida and got a little tan. My skin has felt smooth , soft, & hydrated.

The moisturizer does have a thicker consistency to it and for me had too much scent to it. A little more than I like.

LorealRevitalift

When I applied it absorbed nicely into my skin. My skin instantly felt soft & smooth. I woke up to hydrated , healthy looking skin.  I had no problems applying make up on top of it . I’ve used it for 14 days and while it was a nice moisturizer , I don’t care for the perfume scent it has. I don’t think its something I would buy again because of that.  I will continue to use it daily in the morning and night until finished.

 

I received this product for free from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Discover Origins

I don’t think I’ve really tried any Origins products before. I’ve always heard good things so was happy when I received this sample bundle of skincare products from Origins & Influenster.

OriginsSkincareDiscoverOrigins

Cleanser: Checks & Balances ( frothy face wash)

Our clever cleanser balances faces with dry and oily places. This gentle, frothy face wash with Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline discourages excess oil production while protecting dry prone zones. Plus the aroma of Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender refreshes. Skin feels comfortably clean. Never tight, pulled or parched.

  • I really liked the way this cleanser foamed/ moussed up . I splashed water on my face and rubbed the cleanser onto my skin. It foamed up and I felt a little like Mrs Doubtfire when she stuffed her face in the cream pie. Lol It has a nice sorta minty scent which is energizing and relaxing. This left my face cleansed & refreshed.

Moisturizer: GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer

hydrates & revs up radiance
This lightweight, oil-free, energizing moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. It’s fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.
  • I really loved the scent of this moisturizer. It was enegizing & refreshing.. smelled just like an orange. You know when you start to peel and that orange mist comes out of the peel? Just like that. It absorbed nicely into my skin and left my skin hydrated, smooth, & soft.

Mask : Clear Improvement Active Charcoal mask to clean pores

Nature’s complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.

OriginsCharcoalMask.JPG

I really enjoyed this mask because it didn’t make my skin feel tight while it dried. My skin felt clean, soft, & clean after using it.

Night cream: High-potency Night-A-Mins  (mineral-enriched renewal cream)

renews, refreshes, hydrates

Put dullness to rest. Our famous night cream is fortified with time-released resurfacers plus Vitamins C, E and H, minerals and moisture-rich replenishers. While relaxing aromas lull you to sleep, skin sloughs away dry, dead layers. Deletes dullness overnight so you wake up radiant and refreshed.

  • This cream is very hydrating. I did notice it left my skin looking a little greasy/ shiny but since it was at night I didn’t mind as much. It wasn’t sticky or anything. When I woke up my skin looked good, hydrated, and oh so soft.

Eye Cream: GinZing ( Refreshing Eye Cream to brighten & depuff)

Origins GinZing Eye cream

Our clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear. It’s formulated with Coffee Beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners. Rapidly wakes up, refreshes and restores radiance to tired eyes.
 Rapidly wakes up, refreshes, & restores radiance
  • This really does brighten up your eye area. It is a pearly cream that absorbs nicely into the skin brightening & hydrating the eye area.

 

I enjoyed using this skin care routine . Each product did what it claimed. My skin looked healthy, felt and looked great. I enjoyed the scents of each product as well, they didn’t smell artificial ..just natural. They were refreshing & energizing. Very pleased with my experience.

I wish I could have attended the event they had for mini facials but I was out of town and couldn’t figure out how to apply for the one in FL vs the invite I received ( which was for CT)

Definitely check these products out, especially the moisturizers.

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