Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dermadeli Invigorating Vitamin C Serum {Review}

E*** Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product, courtesy of Dermadeli
for review/use in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

In my constant quest for finding the best antioxidant/antiaging products, I have been fortunate enough to find some pretty amazing skincare; however, when I was contacted by Dermadeli, I didn't think it would have the impact my skin has been experiencing for the past month. And, seriously, I have been dying  for this month to end so I could finally review this for you guys... Let me introduce you all to Dermadeli Invigorating Vitamin C Serum.

Dermadeli Invigoration C Serum

Company claims, "The antioxidant and repair qualities of Invigorating Vitamin C include repairing skin from UV damage, decreasing wrinkles, and improving skin's elasticity. Our product is delivered to you freshly made at a 15% concentration. Unlike other Vitamin C Serum products, our Invigorating Vitamin C Serum is not premade and then placed on a shelf for months; our Invigorating Vitamin C Serum is produced when you order is received and shipped right away. The date of production is handwritten on bottle for your convenience and reassurance of freshness; comes with an airless pump bottle."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Benefit Cosmetics Primping With The Stars {Review}

You guys will think I'm crazy when I tell you this: Before I got this kit, I had never tried Beneit Cosmetics before. I know, I know...Even the girl at Sephora said, " Oh girl, you haven't lived!" with a big smile. And to be honest, she was right. Apparently, my head has been stuck under the sand but I finally see the light. So, here is my review of Beneit's Primping With The Stars kit as well as each individual item included. Enjoy! ☺

Packaging Front

Box Opened with All Samples Inside

Company claims, "An All-time greatest 'fake-its' kit for face, cheeks, eyes, and lips that'll make them all starstruck."

Friday, August 8, 2014

Daytime Smokey Eye {FOTD}

Hi beauties!

In the past, I have done the smokey eye look (you can see some here and here) but I kept craving something that was more daytime and less dramatic. For this particular look, I used the NARS The NARSissist Palette because of its versatility.

I also added this picture to show you the 2nd phase of my black dye stripping + beginning stage of my ombré. Even as the tips of my hair are this brassy orange, I like the effect it gives with all the curls and layers. I'll be doing a blog post on how to remove black hair dye and provide minimum damage to your hair in the near future. For now, I hope you enjoy this makeup look:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ariana Grande "Problem" Music Video-Inspired Makeup Look {FOTD}

OK. I must confess: Just like the rest of America (or the world at this point), I have fallen prey to Ariana Grande's beautiful voice & catchy beat on the song "Problem". The other morning, as I was starting to get ready, I was watching the video. That day, I wanted a very simple makeup look because we were going to spend some time at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Dorothy Green Park. I didn't want to look like every other day (barely awake, that is) + I wanted to keep my hair off of my face without putting it up in a bun (like I always do). So, Ariana gave me the perfect  excuse to emulate her look!

Still from Ariana Grande's "Problem" music video

If you want to know what products I used to re-create Ariana Grande's makeup look in the "Problem" video, just keep reading... ☺

IG image with my interpretation of the look