Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bellaboo - Clear Skin Smoothie Mask


Hello Everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about a company I have worked with before called Bellaboo. Last time I wrote of a chocolate face mask, which you can go here to read more about: Bellaboo Sweet Sin Chocolate Face Mask Review. However, today we will be talking about Bellaboo's Clear Skin Smoothie Face Mask.

Bellaboo products are geared especially for Teens & Tweens, and made in Australia. However, anyone can use it really. From serums to moisturizers they make everything your young tween or teen will need to fight that nasty fight of puberty. To check out all of their products you can go here to their official page: 

My Thoughts


There are so many great things about the Clear Skin Smoothie. I appreciate the fact that they are free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, harmful chemicals, and animal derived ingredients. I always look for the little bunny on the back that says "against animal testing" below it, which I think is great they have. Not to mention the product was created for women by women. 



The formula is meant for oily/acne prone skin. However, I have combination skin and it didn't dry my skin out. As always I would recommend you doing an allergy test before applying, and if you have sensitive skin I would not recommend the product. Even though it did a great job at cleansing my skin, I had a slight allergic reaction to it. My skin turned red for a few minutes after washing it off. So while I can't personally recommend the product for myself and despite my issues with it, I still think it's a mask with potentially great benefits for those that can use it.


This mask currently sells on Amazon for $9.95 and is Prime Eligible. If you wish to check out more informations about it or purchase the product, you can do so by going here: 

So, I want to know - What do you think about Bellaboo? Have you ever used any of their masks before? I'd love to hear your questions/comments so, feel free to leave them below!

Until next time, 
Stay Beautiful By Staying YOU!

XOXO,


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FurMaster - Deshedding Tool for Cats & Dogs


Hello Everyone! I am all of you are doing well today. I am excited to not only bring beauty products to us, but who say's our furry friends can't get a little beauty in too? The FurMaster for Cats & Dogs is the ultimate deshedding tool and number one pet beautifier. What makes this brush so special? 
Let's find out... 


The Furmaster works to remove up to 95% of unwanted fur and undercoat. It not only benefits the pet, but as well as the owner. For people with pet allergies or simply just wanting to not have to vacuum day in and day out, this product does the job by taking care of any loose hair! It is especially designed for large, medium, and even small pets. The lightweight design makes the FurMaster the perfect choice for Pet Deshedding and Grooming.

My Thoughts


Before discovering this wonderful tool, I had been using a horrible brush that had similar claims to the FurMaster brush. The big difference in the brushes was the way it collected the hair and the clean up. My old brush I would have to use my hand to clean.


With this brush all I have to do is press the red button, and the hair magically dispenses without me having to touch a thing. Making for extremely easy clean up. It is one of my favorite things about the brush.


My other favorite thing was the amount of hair that came off my dog into the brush. I had no clue, truly how much hair my dog had been shedding. I was and still am really amazed. Not to mention my dog really enjoys being brushed with it. It doesn't snag or hurt her, and even though it has such power at removing the hair it doesn't get stuck either (like has happened to me before with other brushes).


I love knowing that not only is it helpful to me, but my dog, Kuchen, as well. I have less hair on my floor, and it only takes a few minutes out of every other day to completely remove any loose hairs. The quality of the FurMaster is really well made, and I am so happy I finally found something that works for the both of us.

If you wish to purchase this product or know even more, you can do so by going here. It is currently on sale right now on Amazon, for $26.99.

I want to know what you think about the FurMaster! Have you used this brush or something similar? Feel free to leave any questions or comments you may have below. 

Until Next Time,

XOXO
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Profusion Cosmetics

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Hey There!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far. Today, I want to talk with you about a makeup brand I am sure all of you may have used one time or the other and never even realized it. Profusion Cosmetics is a popular makeup brand that make wonderful cosmetics for an affordable price.

It was established in 1999 in Ontario, California. They started with 20 products and grew to well over 400 products. Profusion is also behind brands such as Cranky Girlz, Hot Looks, and Lorna - an accessories line. Profusion Cosmetics products are nationwide from China to South Africa their isn't a place where Profusion hasn't laid ground. So naturally when I was given the opportunity to try out some of their products, I jumped at the chance.

I actually did a piece on Profusion Cosmetics when I first started blogging (don't judge :-p). To check that piece out you can do so by going here: Profusion Baked Eyeshadows



This is a super cute lip gloss. It goes with literally anything, and is great to pair over any sort of lipstick as it goes on pink to almost clear. It also has a light strawberry scent which is intoxicating! It's not sticky which I also really like. 


I wasn't able to find much on the product because, I believe it is a wholesale item. However, the item number is S078. I also know they have a wide array of colors with the same Leopard Print Applicator. 

If you wish to checkout their lipglosses you can go to their main site here: 




This was my favorite item that I received. You can purchase this palette currently at Ulta for only $4.99 which is a complete steal!


Contains 6 colors from bright and vivid to soft and subtle.

For a Smokey look: Use a dark shade to line your upper eyelid in a thin line along the upper lashes. Use a medium shade for the crease and lightest shades for under the brow.

For a Neutral look: Use light brown, medium brown and dark brown. Use a dark shade to line your upper eyelid, in a thin line along the upper lashes. Use a medium shade for the crease and lightest shades for under the brow.


There are a couple of different variations of this palette I have seen for each eye color. I am usually not a fan of neutrals, and have always been a blues and greens sort of girl. However, this palette is really blendable and you can do a lot with it. 


Up above, are some looks I did with the palette.





The last item I received was the "Perfect Blend Naturals Palette." What I love most about this palette is that the palette resembles an eye, so you know exactly where to put each color. Put that with the eyelashes and you have a bunch of va-va-voom!


This is a look I did to mostly showcase the eyelashes in this palette which I love. The colors in this palette are very natural, and really just enhance the eyes.

To purchase any products from Profusion checkout your local Ulta, Walmart, Walgreens or just about anywhere where cosmetics are sold.

 You will be really surprised to see how much they are actually apart of our cosmetic stores. They are also extremely affordable! 

You can also go to their site to purchase their products as well by going here: 

What do you think of Profusion Cosmetics? Do you remember using any of their products in the past? If so what do you think about them? I love hearing your questions/comments so, feel free to leave them down below!

Until then Stay Beautiful by Staying You!

XOXO,


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ipsy - March 2015

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Hello There! 
I hope everyone is having an AH-mazing day! It has been a crazy week for me as I have had some sick family members, but things are finally starting to look up some. Thank you for all the support! That being said, I just received my Ipsy bag for the month of March, and I am excited to share with you what I received. This month's theme was "Floral Fantasy" For me it was a mix of good and bad, which was rare because I am generally in love with every Ipsy bag. However, we loose some, win some, right?

If you don't know what Ipsy is, it's a beauty subscription bag designed just for you, (by taking the beauty quiz) that cost $10 a month. The $10 also includes shipping. Beauty Guru Michelle Phan curates the bags, and you generally receive 5 items. 

If you wish to sign up you can sign up through my personal referral link here: Ipsy Sign Up



Every month you receive a bag with your Ipsy items in them. This month was a floral design of bright neon colors. I haven't really decided if I am in love with it yet. Sometimes I look at it and am like, What was Ipsy thinking? Then other times I'm like, This is really cool! Either way I will say it is definitely one of those prints better in person!

Let's see what I got in my bag this month...



"Pamper your lips with a hydrating kiss of smooth Butter Lipstick in 22 luxurious shades. The delicate texture of satin fused with the high color saturation creates an even finish on lips that’s long-wearing and beautiful."
Ipsters who sample NYX Butter Lipstick will either receive: Hunk, Little Susie, or Pops.
Usually, I would love a pink lipstick picked out for me out of the three colors that Ipsy offered. However, it was nice stepping out of my norm this month. This "blue violet" lipstick as NYX calls it, actually goes on lighter than I thought it would. For my light skin tone I thought I would look like a clown, but it's actually quite the opposite. I pull it off well I think, and have found a new found fav lipstick! Thanks, Ipsy!
Price: $6 (FULL SIZE!)

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"Flirtatiously fun color that you can mix and match with ease. 
Lightweight, ultra creamy texture glides on smoothly for intense, true-color payoff that doesn't fade.
Use as an eye shadow and as an eyeliner! Versatile and buildable - you choose the level of color intensity. Use with Mary Kay At Play® baked eye trio to enhance volume and creativity."
I've actually tried this pencil (and in the same color) before, and love it. So much so that I used it all up! haha. So, I was super excited to see it in my glam bag. A lot of people had mixed opinions about the color, but I am a greens, blues, and purple girl all the way! My only complaint about it, is that is uses up quickly.
Price: $10 (FULL SIZE!)



"When you're run down and stressed out, the delicate skin under your eyes really takes a beating, resulting in puffiness, dark circles and premature wrinkling. In just ten minutes, this cooling transdermal gel patch infuses the eye area with highly potent actives and Icelandic glacial water to firm, tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. Eyes are revived, soothed and rejuvenated."

Here is another product that I have used in the past. In my opinion, they offer a great temporary fix. However, if your looking for something long term - I would probably recommend one of their other products as they make really wonderful products. I was happy to see that Ipsy gave us two of these to try out, and it will get used.

Price: $30 for 8 - $7.50 for 2 (which is what we received)



"Perfect your style with a runway-ready Glow! Ordinary finishing oils are designed to add vibrancy back into hair but often contain Sulfates, Parabens, Alcohol and other ingredients that can make hair dull, dry, and faded. °Coolway’s Glow™ contains none of these harmful components. It combines a natural and nutrient-rich formula of Vitamin E and Porphyra Seaweed extract to maintain moisture and balance so your hair remains beautiful and shiny throughout the day."

I have such thick and long hair, so I barely got one use out of the bottle (the top twists off like it does on hair dye). However, I will say I significantly noticed my hair was shiny and hydrated from the 1 use. It usually is so dry! I am very interested in trying out a full size of this product to see what sort of results it will give my hair long term. As well as some of their other products, since this is surprisingly my first time hearing about them. I am glad Ipsy chose this for me. 

Price: $29.95 (unsure of sample size price?)


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"This revolutionary BB Cushion is the world’s first, fastest and foundation-forward product that offers 5-in-1 skincare in a compact form. Powered by SPF 50+ broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, the synergy of its exclusive Cushion Form technology and unique application hydrates, brightens, color corrects and soothes all skin types, all day long."

Wow, this stuff is really great! It gives amazing coverage. It also matched with my light skin tone, which was surprising. I was sad I could only get one use out of it though. I don't see the practicality in offering all 3 colors, but guess I understand why they did it that way.

Price: $34 (unsure of sample size price?)


BONUS ITEM

Bonus item's are items you get for redeeming points that you earn from reviewing the products, sharing, and referring on Ipsy.



"A new generation of Cargo’s lip gloss. Its super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff and locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated. This longwearing lip gloss has a slick texture that feels creamy gliding over lips without being sticky. Ingredients such as Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness."

I have heard a lot of people talk about not liking this color. While it is different, I really like it. On my skintone it comes off as a light/nudish color of pink. I like combining it with my fuchsia lipstick from loreal to give it a nice glossy light finish.

Price: $16 ($8 for the mini?) 

This month was really a mixed bag for me! A lot of stuff I already tried, but some really great newbie products. What do you think about this month's Ipsy "Floral Fantasy" What variation did you receive? I love hearing your questions/comments, so feel free to leave them below.

Until next time STAY BEAUTIFUL by STAYING YOU!


XOXO,




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Monday, March 16, 2015

Arvazallia - Hair Repair System


Hola! How is everyone doing today? Today, I want to talk to you about a 3-piece hair care system I recently had the pleasure of trying. Arvazallia Professional Series Advanced Hair Repair System is a wonderful collection if you are in desperate need to restore & repair your hair. It's made to protect your hair through all the straightening, coloring, and just everyday damage we cause to our hair. 

Who is Arvazallia?

According to their site...

"At Arvazallia we create high quality premium beauty products that are designed to not only Maximize your Beauty but also to Maximize your Confidence and Maximize your Spirit as well.

Our unique formulations have been used by salon professionals and customers around the world and is now available for you as part of the Arvazallia Professional series suite of products.

We have a 100% commitment to ensuring our customers love our products and we back that up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love an Arvazallia product that you've purchased from us we will give you a 100% refund."


I love that they stand behind their product 100%, and even offer a complete refund. It says a lot about not only their product, but their belief in the product. 

To learn more or to visit their official site you can do so by going here:

The Products/My Thoughts



"Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair Moisturizing Shampoo with Argan Oil and Macadamia oil is a restorative and hydrating shampoo that is designed to repair, strengthen, and restore hair that is dry or has been damaged or weakened by heat styling, chemical processing, or coloring.
The advanced proprietary formulation contains powerful but gentle cleaning agents that combined with the vitamin-rich Argan and Macadamia oils gently cleanses your hair while moisturizing, strengthening, and nourishing it with essential nutrients.
Being both sulfate free and paraben free it is safe for use on hair that has been color or keratin treated."

I love that this shampoo is not only paraben free but sulfate free as well. It does a really great job at getting a nice deep down clean, without stripping my hair. I color my hair as well as use a straightener quite frequently, so I have a lot of factors against me. However, using this shampoo I now don't have to worry nearly as much. This shampoo really helps to strengthen my hair. 
I also like the smell of the shampoo to me it has more of an Argan Oil smell. It is also neutral enough, so that if my husband wanted to use it he could as it is not too "flowery."It is definitely a must-have sort of shampoo for the upcoming summer months. 

This products runs $17.99 by itself by going here or you can buy the 3-piece combo for $49.99 by going here



"Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair Daily Conditioner with Argan Oil and Macadamia oil is a restorative and hydrating daily conditioner that is specially formulated to hydrate, strengthen, and repair hair that is dry or has been damaged or weakened by heat styling, chemical processing, or coloring.
The advanced proprietary formula fortifies each strand of hair by sealing the dents and divots found in dry and damaged hair which strengthens the hair and promotes natural growth. Infused with both Argan Oil and Macadamia oil, it nourishes your hair with essential nutrients while detangling, moisturizing, and improving the manageability of your hair and giving it a luminous shine."

The Arvazallia Repair Daily Conditioner does an amazing job when paired with the Arvazallia Moisturizing Shampoo. I love how it makes my hair silky and soft. It takes care of my tangles as well as gives it bounce. It really makes my hair manageable, and nourishes my hair. I also like that it is infused with Argan and Macadamia oil making the smell of it heavenly. 

This products runs $17.99 by itself on Amazon by going here or you can buy the 3-piece set for $49.99 by going here



"Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask is a salon quality deep conditioning and moisturizing treatment that is Guaranteed to Restore, Revitalize, and Reinvigorate dry hair or hair damaged by heat, over-processing, or other conditions.

This Premium 5 Minute Restoration and Hydration treatment will improve your hair’s elasticity and manageability and leave it feeling soft, silky, and shiny. It also strengthens and repairs your hair by filling in dents and divots that make your hair more susceptible to breakage."


The Hydrating Argan Oil Mask is in my opinion the Holy Grail of all of the Arvazallia products. It has transformed my hair on the worst of days from an unruly tangled mess to a hydrating smooth osis of hair. It has made my hair softer, silkier, and overall healthier. It really does feel and look like a salon quality conditioner. I use it 1-2 times a week, and no matter rather I have colored or straightened my hair 3-times that day it always manages to bring it back to beautiful. I would highly recommend this product, and your hair will thank you for it.

This products runs $16.99 by itself on Amazon by going here or you can buy the 3-piece set for $49.99 by going here

What do you think about Arvazallia's Hair Repair System? Have you used anything similar? Do you think it's something that could help you? I love hearing your questions/comments so, feel free to leave them down below. Your opinion counts!

Until next time
XOXO,



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