Saturday, April 30, 2016

SKINN Cosmetics by Dimitri James {Review}

DISCLAIMER: I received these products, courtesy of Skinn Cosmetics,
for review & use with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

In the beauty world, packaging is king. Unfortunately, a lot of truly amazing non-mainstream brands go undetected in our radar because they packaging is not...well... super flashy or ornate. But I'll let you in a little secret - some of my all-time favorite beauty brands have the simplest packaging ever. This is 1000% true. And, precisely, the case with SKINN Cosmetics by Dimitri James.

SKINN Cosmetics has grown somewhat under the radar, but it has a very strong cult following. I count myself among those who is a true lover of their products. I particularly love their philosophy: Instead of spending all their money on packaging and advertising, the invest in the actual product you put on your skin. That means, you're not only getting makeup that conceals issues, you're also getting treatment for your skin. It's like a mini-spa in every product!

Because I love this brand so very much, I want to share with you some of my favorite products from SKINN Cosmetics. If you're curious as to why I love each & every product so much, just keep reading ;) Enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Clean Eyes & Bright Lips with L'Oréal Paris {MOTD}

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of L'Oréal Paris USA,
for use & review in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Just recently, I received my very first care package from  L'Oréal Paris. It included all the products mentioned in this blog post. With them, I created the makeup look you see above. Since Spring is officially here, I wanted very simple & clean eyes and bright lips. This is a look I don't typically wear; however, that was the main reason why I decided to try it out. The whole look is super fresh -- I really like how it turned out!

If you want to find out more information about the entire L'Oréal Paris Spring 2016 makeup collection, click here. You will get a list of everything that was included in my care package + my thoughts for every single product. Enjoy!

I started by using my favorite moisturizer, face primer and eye primer. This time a year, I like my skin to appear more natural, so I used a BB cream. No concealer was needed since I don't have any spots or breakouts that need extra coverage. I set everything with my favorite face powder and let it bake while I continued the next few steps...