Beauty Reviews: November 2017

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell

Last month I had tried out the eye gel from brand new line Volition Beauty and absolutely fell in love with not only the product but also with the company’s philosophy.  They call upon all their customers to become their next product innovators by encouraging wannabe beauty product designers like myself to submit their ideas for what they would like to see created.  Thousands of people vote and the best ideas get created in their labs.  Genius!  Why try to guess what your customers want?  Just ask them to create the products of their dreams!  Each product comes with the story of their innovator adding a great personal touch of inspiration. My fascination with this company sent me on a buying frenzy at Sephora as I wanted to try all of their products.  With lots of excitement, here are my reviews of the Volition Beauty products (and a few others):  (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the beauty product reviews)

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Beauty Reviews: October 2017

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Cream Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer Volition Beauty Helix AM/PM Eye Gel Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

After doing 12 months worth of “Beauty Obsession” posts, I realized that in almost every post, I had come across a product or two that fell a little short. This month I decided to change the title of my monthly beauty posts to “Beauty Reviews” since it felt more apropos. So, here are the beauty products I tested and reviewed for October:  (click “Continue Reading” button below to read the product reviews)

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Beauty Obsessions: August 2017 – Drugstore Edition

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product St. Ives Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub & Mask

For this month’s beauty obsessions, I wanted to share all of my favorite drugstore products.   I have gone through a lot of trial & error with drugstore products to extract my go-to gems.  While there are many lower priced products that fall short of expectations or even cause skin irritations in my case, there are quite a few that works wonders!  Here are some of the drugstore beauty products that I can’t live without: (click Continue Reading button below)

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Beauty Obsessions: June 2017

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream St Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Every Day Body Lotion MAC Fix+ Spray Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Laura Mercier Bronzing Body Makeup Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Bronzer SPF 30

Most of my summer 2017 beauty finds or fave essentials are skin-focused since nothing feels worse in that warm LA summer heat than a face caked with makeup. If your skin is on point, you don’t need as much and can go for much sheerer, lightweight makeup formulations that allow your skin to breath better making those little beads of sweat will look intentional. Get your summer glow on with these gems even if that means faking perfect skin 😉: … (click the Continue Reading button below)

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Global Entry Application Process & Tips

The Glossfox's Travel Tips for Global Entry Application

Do you travel internationally at least 1x per year?  If so, you may want to seriously consider applying for the Global Entry program.  It includes all the perks of TSA Pre-check and for an extra $15 you can get expedited entry back into the country at major U.S. airports!  The total $100 fee covers you for 5 years too!  Several credit cards such as American Express Platinum will even cover the fee for you when you charge it to that card.  I think I held off applying for so long because I was dreading having to go into LAX for the interview.  Now that it’s done, I can say it was well worth it and I wish I would’ve done it sooner saving myself tons of time waiting in security lines and customs lines over the last few years.  Here is how it works: … (click the “Continue Reading” button below)

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Beauty Obsessions: March 2017

Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Incognito 257 Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base Coat and Top Coat Set Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Noir Revelateur Dior Gel Shine Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Beige Indecent Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Girly Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Poliish in Sea of Love

It’s time to prep yourself for spring with some new beauty products!  While it is generally good practice to do your spring cleaning BEFORE restocking, it’s easier said than done.  No cleaning out for me yet.  Instead, I’ve added a few new exciting gems to my beauty collection this month that I can’t wait to share!  Here are this month’s beauty obsessions (click the underlined product names in the post to buy):

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