Beauty Reviews: January 2018

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

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

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

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 Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

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 Obsessions: June 2017

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

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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2016 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Drunk Elephant AHA Kit NIGHT Pillows Artis Brushes Elite Mirror 10 Brush Set Sunday Riley SquadGoals Kit Peter Thomas Roth Mask Vault Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Mask Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Whether you’ve been Naughty or Nice, here is a Beauty Wish List that shouldn’t make you think twice! 😉  Shop for yourself or all those babes on your list. Whatever the reason, ’tis the season of bliss! Go ahead and indulge! What are you wishing for?

  1. CLEARER SKIN?  Sunday Riley #SquadGoals Skincare Essentials Kit – $90:  Looking to spoil yourself or someone else with the gift of glowingly perfect skin?  Look no further!  High performance skincare line, Sunday Riley, should be at the top of your Wish List!  I just started using the line and noticed an obvious difference in my skin tone, texture, and clarity almost instantly.  My fine lines and pores were…
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