Monday, June 29, 2015

Beneleaf - Collagen Eye Mask + VIDEO


I hope all of you are having a wonderful day. Today, I would like to talk with you about a really great eye mask I recently discovered. The Beneleaf Collagen Eye Mask is a simple mask with a powerful punch. Helping not only diminish dark circles, but helping to plump, firm, and hydrate your under eye.


Inside the package I received their were 5 sets of masks. You can also purchase an eight count (I will leave the links at the end of this post). Each package looks to be vacuum sealed and very hygienic which I can appreciate. They look clear and see-through and feel like jello.

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You use one set and put each one under each eye for 10-15 minutes. For me the longer the better! They feel absolutely amazing on; like putting aloe on your skin after a hot summer day. 

The only thing I found that could be improved was the way they stick on, as they kept sliding around. I would recommend laying down or have your head tilted back. 

I wasn't expecting much after just one use, but you can really see the results! My eyes were not only brighter but my skin felt tighter. When I first did the video I am including at the bottom of this post it was my first one. However, after using two of these I begin noticing my fine lines under my eyes were not as prominent. These little babies really pack a punch, and I would highly recommend giving them a try.

 

Not to mention they make an awesome gift! They come in a nice package with a bow on top, and even come with a thank you note from the company. I thought that was a really nice touch, above is the front of the card. In it they give info about the company as well as in stating that they strive for 100% satisfaction. So, if your not satisfied they will do everything they can to fix it. For me that really says a lot.


 
 Checkout my video to learn more!


If you wish to purchase these you can buy a 5-pack which currently is on sale for $14.99 by clicking here. They also offer an 8-pack for $21.99 by clicking here

To learn more about the company you can go to their official site here:  

Here are other links you can follow as well, if you wish to keep up with them on social media:


 I want to know... What do you think about Beneleaf Collagen Eye Mask? Do you think this is something you would like to try? Have you ever tried anything similar? Feel free to leave any questions or comments you have below!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ipsy - June 2015


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I hope all of you are having a spectacular day! That being said, I just received my Ipsy bag for the month of June, and I am excited to share with you what I received. This month's theme was "Swim Into Beauty." 

Here in the South it feels like the world has been on fire lately with our 100 degree weather. So while I may not be able to relate to the beauty part (because my makeup literally sweats off!), I can relate to the swim part because that's where most of my summer will be spent. Poolside indeed! 


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 the bag design was a black foam like material bag, with matching black Ipsy written on the front. While it didn't show up on the picture, it also had a hint of sparkle to it on the lettering. Inside the bag it was black as well, but the zipper is a neon orange color. I've been with Ipsy since day one, and I must say I don't know how they manage to create such a unique bag every month (but they do!).

Now let's see what I got inside my Glam Bag this month. Feel free to click on any of the pictures below if you want to see up close any of the products...

Tre'Stique - Shadow Crayon (Kona Coffee)

"This amazing 12 hour eye shadow has customizable color that you can build from a subtle wash to intense vibrancy. It’s also super blendable with a crease free, smooth finish."

I received this in the color "Kona Coffee" which is a chocolate brown. I would of preferred the color "Aspen Pine" which was an earthy green. However, it helps take me out of my norm, and I get to experiment with something new. When I first saw this I thought I was missing the top because it looks like a pencil (am I the only one who thought that?). Instead it is just for looks and the top actually pulls off. The color goes on really creamy, and it has a nice pigment to it.

Price: $26 (for a full size; value for mini around $11)

 
 BioRepublic SkinCare - Sheet Mask Trio

"Each BioRepublic sheet mask offers a targeted 15-minute solution guaranteed to help you navigate even your most treacherous skin dilemmas. Packing over half a bottle of potent serum in every mask and loaded with active botanicals, these express facial treatments deliver the vital hydration and nutrients your skin needs to maintain its natural glow. What’s more, all BioRepublic SkinCare products are 100% cruelty free and use materials that are either biodegradable or recyclable, so your conscience will feel as relieved as your complexion."

I was super excited to receive these masks, and they are among my favorite item in my Ipsy bag this month. You receive one cucumber, aloe, and green tea mask. My favorite so far is the aloe mask. If you get really dry skin like I do or even have combination skin this can be really beneficial. These masks do a really great job at revitalizing the skin. 

Price: $14.95 (These are full size! Each mask is $4.95 a piece)



"Highly pigmented, hydrating, semi-matte lip stain. A delightfully creamy and lightweight stain for any occasion. Silky, smooth and packed with Vitamin E and plants extract, this stain is your go-to glam tool for sexy. Liptitude will last 24/7 and give you some serious ATTITUDE."

I love the formula as well as how it feels. It gives you a ton of moisture as well as color. The only thing that wasn't for me was the actual color of the product it was just a tad on the darker side of pink. I think the other option we could of received "Hikilicious" would of been perfect on me. I look forward to trying the various shades of this product in the future.

Price: $5.99 (this is full size!)



"Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, this best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.
 This primer diffuses the light hitting your skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look while also making your makeup last all day long."


I actually already own this primer. I was happy to have a sample size of it though so I can throw in my travel makeup bag. It truly works like it says. It gives your skin a silky flawless finish, as well as creates a barrier so all the makeup doesn't seep down into your pores. If you haven't ever used a primer like this it does feel funny at first, but once you try it you will be hooked.

Price: $36 (received a deluxe sample size worth $9?) 




"This long lasting, rich and creamy formula dries fast and stays put. This tapered natural brush gives you the control you need to create a precise and dramatic line. The liquid goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, plus it lasts all day. Create the perfect line, every time!"

I like the color and the pigment. The drying time is a little slow, and if your eyes water than it may not be for you. Then again I'm not crazy about liquid eyeliner, especially after using gel eyeliner. For me it just isn't the same, but a close second. 

Price: $2.77 (this is Full size!)

This month we received a value of around $44! Not only did I get to try some new products, but got a great deal since I only paid $10. What do you think about this month's Ipsy "Swim Into Beauty?" 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,


 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Swaag Box Review


Hello Everyone! Today, we are going to talk about not only a great subscription service, but a NECESSARY service. Swaag Box also known as the "Time of the Month" Box not only makes that time of the month easier but spoils you as well. . 

What Is Swaag Box? How do I sign up?

"Each period cycle we send you necessary supplies as well as jewelry and makeup. Choose from name brand tampons and pads, tell us your skin type and fashion type and we will customize your jewelry and makeup to your wants.

Each month our personal shoppers find the best jewelry pieces and name brand makeup to match your needs, those items along with your tampons or pads of choice are then expertly packaged and shipped via USPS to your front door.

We also offer options to add to your box. Choose Venus razor blade refill cartridges and/or double the jewelry and makeup each month." (for an extra $6)

The cost of each box is $16 a month for a normal subscription. If you want to double the jewelry and makeup or add on any extras keep in mind that the price will vary up from there. The double makeup and jewelry is an extra $6, and if you add razors I believe it's an extra $12 for a 4-pack.

If you wish to sign up for Swaag Box go here:

My Box Contents/My Thoughts


First Look -  When I opened the box the first thing that really caught my eye was not only the tampons but the packaging. It's like each one was a present just waiting for me to open!


I choose to get my usual brand of Tampax Pearl in an 18 count.

They have many brands you can choose from which include Tampax, Always, Kotex, and Playtex. You can choose pads, tampons, or even none (if you wish to just get jewelry and makeup). I love that this is an option it would be almost like getting an Ipsy bag with added jewelry, which I think is a really great deal as well. 

Value: $4.97


The first jewelry item I received was a "Live In The Moment" bracelet. At first I was disappointed because 80 percent of the bracelets out there don't fit me (I have a freakishly small wrist). However, I LOVE this! It is not only a powerful statement and made in the US (major brownie points for that!), but the bracelet is adjustable. This made it fit really well, and I also like that it reminds me a lot of Alex and Ani bangle bracelets (which is basically all I wear).

Value: $9.95



The next item I received was if not my favorite item in the box. Roses have always been sort of a trademark for me (that and elephants), so I really appreciated the necklace. I think the only thing that could of made it even better is if it was gold-toned.

Value: $19.95? (my guess off of similar necklaces)


The next item in my box was a makeup/tool item. I've actually been meaning to get a new one of these to help get rid of any clumps when applying mascara. Even though it wasn't a "thrill" item; it was a much needed item.

Value: $2.99? 


The last part of my box were makeup items. I absolutely adore the boxes that they came in. It really promotes positivity. 

In the first box...



I've had this eyeliner in the past, and while I am not crazy about gel liner's this is the best one on the market in my opinion. I think part of the reason it's so wonderful (aside from the formula) is the built in brush. This was the perfect makeup item for me!

Value - $21 (FULL SIZE!)



I've tried this in the past. I believe it was from an Ipsy bag or Birchbox. It actually works quite well, especially if you have dry hair like mine.

Value: $3? 

(I am guessing on this since it's a sample size, and I don't see it labeled how much is in it. The full size of this is $29.95).



I only found one person selling this shadow and it was on Amazon. I looked and looked but couldn't find out anything else about the company. This is a shame, because I'd love to buy more. This color is like a gold/green really shimmery kind of color. It's unlike any other shadows I have.

Value: $9.95? (guess from a similar shadow being sold)

In the second box...




I am already a huge fan of this brand, and you can't go wrong with a pink lip/cheek color. This was a win-win in my book.

Value: $19.99 (FULL SIZE!)



You can get a choice of light or medium in this concealer. I always choose the lightest color because of my skin-tone. I really appreciate that Swaag Box got this right, and listened to my needs. Not to mention this is my first time trying it, and so far I am really liking it.

Value: $30 (FULL SIZE!)



This was a sample but what I did use made my skin super soft. I would love to try the full size product. I also really appreciate that they included an item from Paris.

Value: $3? ($27.59 for the full size on Amazon)

  I received an estimated value of around $125! That's amazing and I have to say Swaag Box is defiantly winning me over for subscribing in the future. I even got to try some new products. What do you think about Swaag Box
 
Don't forget if you wish to sign up or learn more go here: 
 
 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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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ipsy - May 2015

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Hello Everyone! 

I hope everyone is having an AMAZING day! That being said, I just received my Ipsy bag for the month of May, and I am excited to share with you what I received. This month's theme was "Jetsetter." While I don't think everyone is a "Jetsetter," I think most can relate when it comes to being the girl on the go. I am most definitely a girl on the go, so I was intrigued with what would be in my bag. 

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 the bag design was from "Breakups to Makeup" - go here to see more of their products. There were three different designs/sayings you could have received; "VIP: Very Important Products," "Contents: Pretty Important Stuff," and this one seen above. Out of the three this was my favorite so it was a win in my book. I thought it was different than our usual monthly bag, outside of the box, and I love it!

Now let's see what I got inside my Glam Bag this month...




"Get primed and ready for action. Urban Decay's long-lasting, waterproof liner glides on smoothly to prime AND define—for long-lasting lip color and clean lines. Smooch. Pout. Smack. Nibble. Lick. 24/7 stays put through everything (yes, EVERYTHING) you do. When you use this liner to fill in your lips completely, it primes them for lipstick or gloss, grabbing on to color to help it last.

Next, finish the bad girl beautiful look with a sample of Urban Decay's brand new Revolution High-Color Lipgloss—insanely intense color with high shine. The high-coverage, ultra-pigmented formula lays down all the color you crave in one coat.

This lippie is also laced with Hilurlip™, which defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller."

I love that the lip pencil is universal and you can pair it with any color. Not to mention it actually works too! It lasted me the whole work day which was really impressive. I also received a sample of "Failbait" and "Bittersweet" lip color. "Failbait" was a pretty pink/mauve color and "Bittersweet" was a purple color. I loved both of the samples and they lasted a really long time almost as long as that of a lip tar. Not to mention it was my first time trying a purple lip color, and I have to say I love it!

Price: $20 for 1.2g (received a little more than a half size 0.8g; value around $11.00)



"The fine tip on this sleek European-designed mechanical pencil has a creamy consistency that glides into place and can also be lightly smudged for a more natural look. Perfect for any color brow, especially blondes and greys."

I have heard many complain that this pencil flakes, but for me personally it has worked great. So much so that I plan on ordering one of the Auburn pencils as I want to be able to match it with my hair color at the moment. I appreciate the fact that they cater to all hair color shades.

Price: $18 (I believe this is full size!? Please let me know if it's not.)



"Let the power of nature protect and nourish the sensitive skin on your face with this lightly tinted 100% natural, chemical-free active SPF 30 face sunscreen. It’s lightweight, non-whitening, non-greasy, and lightly tinted application is perfect to use with or without makeup.

Wear it with confidence knowing that you are applying the latest in sunscreen technology: broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, 40 minutes water resistant, no chemical actives, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens - no worries!"
While this isn't the most exciting product to receive, it is however the most practical. I was a little disappointed in the size of the sample, but I am really impressed with the formula. I wore this in the pool to test it out, and it worked very well. 
Price: $14.99 (received .34oz which is a fifth of the full size, value $3?)



"This Luxie Rose Gold Tapered Blending Eye Brush is a 100% Animal Cruelty Free brush with high quality synthetic hair bristles that are soft to the touch. With its Vegan makeup qualities from bristles to the ferrule this Rose Gold brush is a must have in your makeup collection.

Coated with a revolutionary antibacterial solution for minimal brush cleansing, your brush remains fresh and clean for longer periods of time.

The density of the brush allows for an even application without any wasted product and does not absorb the product into the bristles."

One thing I will say Ipsy does well at is picking out tools. This Blending Eye Brush works really well, better than some of my really expensive brushes so that's saying a lot. This brush will definitely get used a lot, and I can't wait to bring out my creativity with it.

Price: $12 (Full Size!)



"This Face Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Gel with Honey is a gentle, soap-free gel that removes make-up, cleanses and soothes the skin with honey and sunflower. For dry and sensitive skin.

Use in the morning and/or evening on damp skin avoiding the eyes. Lather and rinse with clean water.

Paraben-free. 94% of ingredients are from natural origin."

I love the way this smells like fresh honey. Having somewhat sensitive skin I was nervous I wouldn't be able to use it despite what it said in the description, but it didn't bother my skin at all. It also did a good job at cleansing my skin. My only question is what does it mean by 94% of the ingredients are from natural origin? The other 6% is un-natural? ha-ha.

Price: $19 (6.7 FL OZ for full size; received .50 FL OZ, Value $1-2?)


This month we received a value of around $45! Not only did I get to try some new products, but got a great deal since I only paid $10. What do you think about this month's Ipsy "Jetsetter?" 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, May 25, 2015

Renuzit - Pearl Scents + GIVEAWAY


Hello Everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful day so far. I know it has been awhile since I talked with you last however, things have been rather slow lately. I am hoping to have that change soon with lots of reviews on the horizon. Today, I want to talk with you about a wonderful new product from Renuzit! The Renuzit Pearl scents is in my opinion one of the best long lasting freshener out on the market right now. 


Renuzit Pearl Scents are beautiful, long-lasting odor neutralizers that fill your home with aromatic scents. Inside each of the jars are tiny little aroma-filled balls just waiting to be released!


They currently come in 5 invigorating scents! Blue Sky Breeze (as seen above), Serenity, Sparkling Rain, Tranquil, and Seductive Pineapple. Serenity has fresh Lavender and Eucalyptus while Tranquil is Chamomile and Jasmine. The one seen above Blue Sky Breeze is very fresh smelling almost like clean linen. It's a very versatile scent that I think both sexes would enjoy.


All you have to do when you get it is unscrew the top, take off the seal, screw the top back on and done! I love the decorative top, I think it fits well in any room.



I particularly like having one in the bathroom. It does very good at masking and getting rid of any smelly odors. They smell amazing! I also like that each of the scents come in different colors, making it so you can match them to your decor if you choose. I really enjoy mixing and matching the scents and containers.


If you wish to purchase Renuzit Pearl Scents you can get them at most of your local big box stores such as Walmart or Target. If you wish to find out more about Renuzit or any of their other products, you can do so by going here: 

Thanks to Renuzit and Purex you can also have the chance to win one of these in YOUR scent of CHOICE! All you have to do is ENTER BELOW!

US Only. 2 Sets of Entries Per IP address. There will be 2 winners, each winner will receive one coupon good for 1 jar of Pearl Scents in their scent of choice. Giveaway Ends 6/09/15 at 12:00:00 AM EST. Rules Subject To Change. 





What do you think about Renuzit Pearl Scents? Which scent do you think would be your favorite? I love hearing your questions/comments, so feel free to leave them down below! 

Until next time, STAY BEAUTIFUL by STAYING YOU!
XOXO,




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