Beauty Reviews: January 2018

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Cocofloss Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder Deep Polish Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo

Happy New Year!  I am starting off 2018 with a new focus… while I still plan to do my beauty reviews, I have so many travel posts that I have in the works that I want to share! As it is for all of us, time is limited so as much as I plan to try to continue with my monthly beauty posts, I will be shifting my priority to get in more travel posts this year.  Don’t get me wrong… I love reviewing all these beauty products, but I’ve had several requests for more travel posts and well, I’m a crowd pleaser!😜  With that said, here are the 1st of my beauty reviews for 2018! (click Continue Reading button below)

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Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Ouai OUAIsted Essentials Kit Drunk Elephant Volume 1: Hot Date Urban Decay Naked 4Some Palette Set Stila Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeshadow Vault Makeup Geek In The Nude Eyeshadow Palette Drunk Elephant Volume 2: Come C About Me

For the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, I opted to break it down into “Stocking Stuffers” for fun beauty finds under $50, “Fab Gifts” for gifts sure to please under $100, and “Splurges” over $100 for all those special babes on your list or to treat yourself! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! 🎅🏼🎁🎀❤️ (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the full Holiday Guide & shopping links)

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Beauty Reviews: November 2017

Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask 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 Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Cream Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer Volition Beauty Helix AM/PM Eye Gel Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss

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

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

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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