Saturday, February 21, 2015

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup 2/22/2015


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Radha Beauty - Natural Skincare Trio - Review

*DISCLAIMER - Product(s) sent by company for purposes of review.  I am not affiliated with this company and am not being financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.*


Radha Beauty Skincare
I am one of those people who does not want her skin to tire or get used to skincare.  There does come a time when what you may be using stops working, no longer delivers results, or is full of ingredients you do not want to put on your skin anymore.  Thanks to Radha Beauty, I now have another choice at natural skincare...

Radha Beauty is a relatively new company that brings you 100% natural Oils and other natural skincare.  They are completely committed to bringing your skincare full of good-for-you ingredients.  To read more about this up and coming company, go HERE.

Onto the skincare!!!

Miracle by Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer
The Miracle by Radha Beauty Retinol Moistuzer comes in a sleek, pump style bottle.  You get 1 fl. oz/30ml of product and retails for $27.89 USD.  "This Retinol Moisturzier is formulated with a 2.5% Retinol Complex that provides both immediate and long term release to promote radiant skin."  - Radha Beauty
Benefits:
supports natural cell turnover
improves skin texture and tone
softens lines, wrinkles

This lightweight moisturizer felt extremely luxurious on my skin.  Unscented, this product easily soaked into my skin, leaving behind super soft skin.  The cream moisturizes amazingly without being heavy on the skin.  Blended onto the skin beautifully and left me with  semi-matte, bright skin!

Intensive Youth Eye Gel
The Intensive Youth Eye Gel is like a spa day in a bottle.  This pump style bottle comes with .5 oz/15ml of thick, gel goodness.  This retails for $27.89 USD.  "Intensive Youth Eye Gel provides intensive care to the eye area and helps reduce dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness, and sagging skin.  This powerful blend increases elasticity and enhances the tone of your skin." - Radha Beauty.  The eye gel is a thick formula, so it really grabs onto the eye area and coats it in skin loving ingredients.  Once worked into the skin, it feels cool, and completely softened.  This has a very subtle cucumber scent that fades very quickly once on the skin.

Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum
This Vitamin C serum comes in push button bottle and contains 1 fl./30ml worth of liquid product.  It retails for $22.89 USD.  "This vitamin c serum is thin and highly effective.  It will help fade sun spots and discoloration, refine skin texture, reduce wrinkle formation and minimize existing wrinkles." - Radha Beauty.  The serum contains 20% vitamin c for a potent treatment.  It also contains amino acids, vitamin e and hyaluronic acid for ultimate hydration and skin softening duties! Vitamin C serum is extremely thin, so you use very little and does soak into the skin nicely.  You are left glowing. I can see this lasting a long time. I will say that this has a rather peculiar scent.

 Before Radha Beauty Skincare Regime
After Radha Beauty Skincare regime

Overall, I am happy with how soft my skin has become.  I am looking forward to see how my skin is in 2 months.  This regime was used for just over 2 weeks and the biggest, most discernable difference was how soft my skin was. The tone of my skin looks more even than it did previous to starting this regime.  I also look hydrated and have noticed a slight change in skin texture. Will definitely check in after a couple more weeks to see what other changes have taken place.  I am loving how my skin is feeling!

To learn more about Radha Beauty Skincare...check them out HERE


*DISCLAIMER - Product(s) sent by company for purposes of review.  I am not affiliated with this company and am not being financially compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.*

Monday, February 16, 2015

One Shadow Look ft. CoverGirl's Indigo Impact shadow

*DISCLAIMER: Product shown purchased by the passenger element blog.  I am not affiliated with this company.  All opinions are my own*

CoverGirl's Indigo Impact - no flash
Today I present a series I will call One Shadow Look.  There are days where I really have no time and I just throw what I can, plus a few staples in and try to look presentable.  And there are times where I really want to look great, but don't want to use a ton of products. Here we have a shadow that I love to use for one shadow looks quite a bit, especially for a bold night out!

Covergirl's Indigo Impact - flash
For this particular one shadow look, I used Covergirl's Indigo Impact, which is one of their Eye Enhancer single shadows.  This is unfortunately not sold in stores anymore, but you can still find them on ebay.

Indigo Impact is a super pigmented, shimmery, very creamy shadow that closely looks like Mac's Belle Azure, but darker.  Indigo Impact's texture was unusual...very creamy, and after use number 1, developed a film on top that didn't hinder performance, but did make getting product off the pan a bit of a nuisance.

Covergirl Indigo Impact - no flash
This was applied over a white base.  I used a brush to pat on the color, and then diffuse it into the crease.  Face powder was used to diffuse it even more onto the browbone for a faded effect.  The lid was made more intense with more product being applied with my finger in a patting motion.

Covergirl's Indigo Impact - flash
With flash, you pick up on the amazing shimmer this shadow has.  With the right lighting, the color comes off more light at the ball of the eye and darker in the corner and crease.

I am looking forward to finding another dupe for this...this really is my favorite blue!

Any suggestions?

xoxo, D

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fast, effective makeup removal with The Makeup Eraser - review / giveaway

*DISCLAIMER - Product sent by company for purposes of testing and review.  I am not being monetarily compensated for this.  All opinions and words are my own.*


Beauty confession # 1...I don't always remove my makeup.  I know, I know...I should know better, but sometimes the night gets the best of me and instead of reaching for soap and water, I grab whatever I have at hand, wipe and go to bed.  Being a beauty blogger, freelancer and all around makeup addict, I tend to buy quite a lot of makeup removers, towelettes, anything that promises a clean face in less time.  It gets frustrating not finding something that works perfectly and it is getting expensive...but I may have found my solution!

The Makeup Eraser retails for $19.97 USD and they do ship internationally.

Makeup Eraser
The Original Makeup Eraser is the chemical-free, cruelty free, natural way to remove your makeup with just water!  Sounds to good to be true?  This uber soft pink towel is made of a blend of polyester fibers, that when wet, works to remove your makeup and softens your skin.  The Makeup Eraser has two sides, one that has shorter fibers for makeup removal, and one that has longer fibers for finishing and exfoliating.  Do not let the word exfoliate alarm you...this pink dream is as soft as a baby's blanket!  Totally gentle on the skin and non-irritating, you do not have to use any additional products to get your skin squeaky clean.

Makeup Eraser - short side
The short fiber side is for makeup removal.  This feels like velvet!  It is super soft.  When prepped correctly, this side catches your makeup and aides in the breakdown of mascara, lipstick and foundation.

Makeup Eraser - long side
The side with the longer fibers is like a finisher...grabs anything left and also softly exfoliates.  Both sides are equally soft and do a great job at removing makeup from your face.  Though you do not have to use any additional cleanser with this (it really does a nice job of cleansing your face), you can use whatever products you want in conjunction with this and get the same amazing results.

Makeup Eraser - length
The Makeup Eraser is about a foot long, so you have tons of surface area to which you can use to cleanse.  This eraser will last you about 1000 washes!!! How economical is that?  I have already put this through it paces and washes clean when directions are followed.  The stitching at the side is nice and sturdy, I have tugged and pulled and twisted this and it always looks good, and do not find any areas of weak construction on this.

I am really happy with the performance of the Makeup Eraser.  This would make a perfect gift for all beauty/skincare lovers, and will probably throw a few of these in my kit as I can see these being super beneficial on jobs.  They are suitable for all ages, all skin types...just gentle, effective cleansing.  What are you waiting for...ERASE YOUR FACE!

Now, you have a chance at winning one of these bad boys for yourself!  Enter the giveaway HERE !!

To learn more about The Makeup Eraser, check out their website HERE

To purchase The Makeup Eraser, go HERE

Youtube Demo/Review - HERE

*DISCLAIMER - Product sent by company for purposes of testing and review.  I am not being monetarily compensated for this.  All opinions and words are my own.*

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup 1/31/2015





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Thursday, January 29, 2015

MOTD: What Im currently wearing #2 - smokey greens



I have had quite the time shopping my current stash, and as always, adding new products.  There seems to be a constant going back to trusted items and then I find myself in a rut.  One of my resolutions this year was to shop the stash more and venture out into items I have that I barely use.  Because the more I use up, the more I can get, right?  Let's get to it...

#MOTD
I am still trying to adjust the surroundings to the lighting I have, but it is a VAST improvement on what I previously had...which is why you are now starting to see these posts!  The room I currently shoot in has dark wood, dark wine walls, and stained glass windows...not exactly a beacon of light. Thinking about getting a white backdrop and switch my tabletop to white to allow for even more light!

#MOTD Smokey Greens - no flash
This greenish, goldish, brownish (thats a lot of ish) smokey eye was a achieved with a few palettes from the stash that needed more love.  No lashes were used as I am actually going to cook dinner and do some laundry after posting this!  HA!  Glamorous house chores...

Products used in MOTD
Products used:

EYE:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
theBalm Shady Lady single in All About Alex (inner 2/3 of eye)
NYX Love in Rio trio in Voodoo Love Spells (outer corner)
Prestige Total Intensity trio in Smoke and Mirrors (outer corner and ball of eye highlight)
Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris
L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black

FACE:
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1 foundation in 845 Warm Beige (also used as concealer)
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer as contour
Tarte Be Mattenificent palette - blush color - Elevated

LIPS:
Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Classy

Let me know if you guys are digging these kinds of posts and maybe, if I can get all of my ducks in a row, I can do a tutorial!

xoxo, D