Thursday, January 17, 2013

Face Mask and the Blotches

Hello Loves!
   Another influenster post!! This one is about Montagne Jeunesse face masks.  I've tried several different varieties of this brand.  They are cheap and wonderful for a night of pampering and relaxation.

I was sent the deep cleaning mud mask for acne prone skin.  I was a bit thick and smelled odd but there was no burning when I applied.
So my face felt a bit tighter after I removed the mask which was great.  Then about an hour later I noticed red blotches all over my face.  I thought maybe it was a reaction to the tightness and shrugged it off.  The next day they were still there and so dark I couldn't cover it with concealer/foundation/powder. 

   I will continue to buy these masks but never this type again.  Total grade F.  I want to remind you all that I received the item free for review/testing purposes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mad about Concrete

Evening Dolls!
   Brrrrr writing this cuddled under a blanket and with fuzzy PJs on!  We had a Thundersnow this morning and it was beautiful, but this girl isn't made for cold.  This cold weather is keeping me in and catching up on some of my favorite things makeup, baking, and reading!
   I've been eye one company for literally months now and they came out with this gorgeous limited edition color that was only available until December 31st. I resisted and was so very proud of myself!  Until December 30th when I caved like the first little pigs house.  *sigh*  I REGRET NOTHING!
   So this company I speak of is Concrete Minerals.  I've been drooling over their pro matte line since it released so I indulged!  I ordered Angel Dust (Limited Edition), Rocked, and a blogger package (Hi-Fi, Gossip, Toxic, and Bruise).  I also received free samples of Hustle and Daydream.  I almost bought daydream instead of rocked so I was super excited to see that sample.
   Two other times I have used matte shadows one was awful and one was just a swatch, so I was very nervous to try these. First impression...THEY ARE AMAZING.  I sat down just intending to swatch these bold beauties but I fell in love them so much I HAD to do a look.  I realize it isn't perfect but these shadows are simply amazing.
The left side is bare skin and right side over Nyx Milk.  Top to bottom Toxic, Hi-Fi, Bruise, and Gossip.
With Flash

All of the colors apply extremely well even for non pros like myself.  Gossip is a little light on bare skin but I think that adds to its charm.  Best part NONE of them stain.  I felt the makeup on for a few hours after photos, I'd like to say to test it but honestly its because I loved the look so much.

For this I used Toxic underneath and in the inner corner, Hi-Fi on inner lid/crease, and Bruise on outer lid/crease.  I used MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Preferred Blonde (Limited Edition) as brow highlight.  And I used Dark Heart Designs blush in Summertime Sadness (one of my all time favorite blushes). Since I get asked a lot for my nude lip combo I use Revlon lipstick in 070 soft nude with Revlon lipgloss in 150 peach petal on top.
Like Mattes? Buy these you'll thank me later.

Now on to the mineral shadows.  I love them just as much and really love the shades I got for spring.  They are soft and delicate like spring flowers.

No Flash
Like the other swatches left side is bate skin while right is over Nyx Milk.  Top to bottom Daydream, Angel Dust, Rocked, and Hustle.  Just as amazing as the pro mattes, but with out of this world shimmer.  Angel dust is sheer but build-able and makes me rethink my hatred of purple.

Yes I'm aware I needed to blend better but I was in a hurry and loving these colors.  I used Daydream on inner lid/crease, Angel Dust on outer lid/crease and underneath, and Rocked for brow highlight.  I again used Dark Heart Designs blush in Summertime Sadness.  For lips I used Dark Heart Designs Love Bites lipstick.

In short I need to own all the concrete minerals line because it is truly fab!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Goody Goody

Evenin Loves!
   The next super fabulous product I want to share with you is the Goody QuickStyle brush.  It claims to take 30% of the water out of your hair dramatically deceasing drying time.
   I have super girly hair and tons of it.  It takes FOREVER to dry.  Blow drying? Forget about it!  When I saw the brush in the stores I really wanted it but was saving money for the holidays so when I heard it was in the Holiday VoxBox I did an audible SQUEEEE.  Dorky?  Maybe, but you should know that about me by now.
  So the first night I had the box I cracked this bad boy open and held my breath as I tried it.  I've had a few ladies ask me how this worked.  Let me tell you 100% honestly...THIS WORKS AWESOMELY!!!  I love the brush.  My only downside is that it is the round brush and not the paddle.  I can't say this will work for everyone but its fabulous for me.  I actually want to try it with a hair dryer.  I just have to buy one.  Yeah  I know you are all gasping in horror, but I truly do not own a hair dryer but this brush is making me consider getting one.
    Get this brush.  Let me know if it works for your hair type.  I'm curious to see if it works for my thin haired ladies as well!  I received this item for free for Testing and Reviewing Purposes.  Want to get in these voxboxes?  Influenster Website

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dresses for...your NAILS?!?

I'm so loving my holiday Vox Box from Influenster.  With my crazy nail polish collection you know I was super excited to try the nail dress!

I got "babydoll"
There are many stickers in the box and even enough to do a mani/pedi combo.
I think they are beautiful and easy to apply but I use my hands a lot and could only keep them on for about 2 hours

I do have to remind you that I did receive these for free to review.  I'd buy more on my own though and my bestie sent me a set for Christmas!