Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review :: Seventh Generation Natural Skin Care Boost - Firming {Press Sample}

***Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product from Lucky Seventh Generation for use in connection with this blog.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Update :: Cover Girl Outlast® Stay Fabulous™ 3-in-1 Foundation

You might remember about a week ago, I wrote a review for the Cover Girl Outlast® Stay Fabulous™ 3-in-1 Foundation (you can read that HERE). In it, I stated that, at the time I tested the foundation, it stayed intact on my skin for about 6 hours before it started breaking up with my natural oils.  I also said that the weather hadn't been particularly hot or humid and I would updated you on the foundation's staying power once I got the opportunity to do so. I finally got to test the Cover Girl Outlast® Stay Fabulous™ 3-in-1 Foundation in extreme hot weather when we went to visit our families out in Palm Springs this past weekend.

That Friday, my boyfriend & I decided we should have a date night. But before that, I had gone to get a much needed hair-cute (yes, you read that right). This gave me the opportunity to check the weather before I started. It was nasty - hot, humid, yucky. If you have ever been to Palm Springs in the summertime, you understand. Well, that (weirdly enough) got me really excited! This was the perfect situation to be in to test out the foundation. So, I did...

Before I begin sharing with you the experiment, let me tell you how I wore the foundation because I don't want to mislead you. I wore it the way I would normally wear it. This means, I did apply a face primer and set the foundation with powder afterwards. I have already tested the product on its own in cooler conditions and it lasted about 6 hours or so on my oily skin without primer and/or powder setting. This tells me the foundation does work in that type of weather with my type of skin. But, I wanted to test the foundation in hot weather with my normal routine to see if it would still perform as well and how long it would last on my skin looking good. Wanna find out what happened? Just keep reading...

Right after application

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is BeautyCon?

Hi everyone! ☺

As you might have noticed, I was gone for quite a few days from my blog. If you 'follow' me on Twitter or 'like' me on Facebook, you know I was back in our hometown spending some time with family. The family-spending time was great, but the weather was just plain nasty *boo hoo* I love my dear Palm Springs so much, but the summer weather is so darn hot! You can cook an egg on the sidewalk. Seriously. But I'll post about that later on & share with you some really cute pictures of our mini summer adventure. For now, let's move onto what this post is really about: BeautyCon Los Angeles 2013.

What is BeautyCon?

BeautyCon is the yearly conference that brings together some of the most influential beauty & fashion online gurus. You get to see the internet come to life for a whole day! It happens in 3 major cities - London, Tokyo & Los Angeles. This event is organized by the BFVA.

What is the BFVA?

The BFVA is the Beauty + Fashion Vloggers Alliance. This is the first organization that brings together beauty & fashion YouTubers, bloggers, Instagramers, Tumblrers, Tweethearts, and Pinners together. The BFVA empowers their members to explore new opportunities, supplies them with resources, provides them with industry connections, and supports them as positive influential voices in online media.

What is BeautyCon Los Angeles all about?

While you are at BeautyCon, you get to talk & share with other beauty & fashion lovers, connect with amazing brands, and pick your favorite gurus brains. Also, there are Q&A presentations where you get to hear your favorite industry professionals about how they have improved their brand. You also get to learn new beauty & fashion tricks, hang out, shop, and meet new people who love this as much as you do!

Why am I posting all this BeautyCon stuff?

This is the very first time I will be attending BeautyCon & I would love to meet you! ♥

When & where is BeautyCon 2013 Los Angeles?

BeautyCon 2013 Los Angeles is on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Siren Studios in Hollywood. It starts at 10 am and goes on until 9 pm. The address to Siren Studios is 6063 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA 90028.

How do I get in to meet my favorite online gurus?

In order to attend, you must register. Capacity is limited, so do it as soon as possible! You can register HERE. For more information about this event, check out the BeautyCon website.

I really do hope I am able to meet you guys. This is very exciting for me. As more details are available, I'll make sure to display them on my Twitter and/or Facebook.

As always, thank you guys for taking the time to read my blog. Much love & light to you all!