Friday, January 8, 2016

Derma E...Now Available at Target!!! #NOTICETHELOTUS in 2016

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Let us celebrate 2016 with the union of two unbelievable powerhouses...Target stores and derma e!  Yes, you read that right!  derma e will now be available at Target stores.  Want to know a bit more?

"Imagine a time, not long ago...

When people didn’t consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance. And, nobody understood that what you put on your skin matters too. The phrases “superfood”, “holistic health” and “sustainable” were rarely or never used. Nobody was concerned about their skincare being eco-friendly and nobody was eating kale.

Then derma e® got started.

Healthy before healthy was “in”
derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science - we called it Green Chemistry. Continuing to be always aware, derma e® adheres to the highest ethical standards when it comes to animal welfare and our impact on the planet.

The results
derma e® built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly effective, premium skincare formulas but with cruelty-free green chemistry." - derma e

Thinking about my next Target run and what I need to get.  I am about to enter second semester of my program at university and will probably need school supplies, new clothes, snacks.  But this new year also has me thinking I need to treat my skin better, so with that mentality, it will be awesome to pick up new derma e skincare while shopping for all my other needs.  Aside from the Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream, you will also be able to purchase their nourishing Hydrating Night Cream, Day Cream and the Firming DMAE Moisturizer.

I had the pleasure of being able to review the Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream.  This is heaven!!!  A thick yet easily blendable and fast absorbing eye cream that includes DMAE, which is a skin firming nutrient and Insta-Lift Goji Berry glycopeptides for additional firming, and hyaluronic acid.  Eye Lift quickly moisturizes the eye area due to the hyaluronic acid...this attracts water and therefore, you feel completely moisturized and even has a cooling effect due to this.  So far, I have noticed that my eye area is tighter and brighter.  I even use this on my eye lid and brow bone and have already noticed slight changes in the short amount of time I've used this.

Want a more in depth look at Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream?  Check out derma e's youtube channel for the video HERE.

Or simply check out derma e's website here for additional information on Firming DMAE Eye Lift - HERE.

It's about time you guys do something nice for yourselves and try something new.  Whether that is incorporating healthier food into your diet, becoming more active, relaxing more, etc, whatever it is, try something different.  I know my skin will have a chance at being healthier and more beautiful with derma e.

Remember guys....just #NOTICETHELOTUS and head to Target!

*DISCLAIMER - Item sent by company for the purposes of reviewing/testing.  I am being financially compensated for this review.  All words and opinions are 100% my own.* *powered by brandbacker.*

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ring in the New Year with beautiful brows from Million Dollar Brows!!! + GIVEAWAY

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 Welcome to 2016!  And with this new year, a better and more beautiful brow.  How you ask?  With the help of Billion Dollar Brows and two of their amazing kits...the Best Sellers Kit and the 60 seconds to Beautiful Brows!

Lets start with the Best Sellers kit!

 The BDB Best Sellers Kit contains 4 items: Universal Brow Pencil, Brow Duo Pencil, Smudge Brush and Brow Gel.

Swatches above are as follows from top to bottom:
Brow Duo - Concealer first, highlighter second
Universal Brow Pencil - One pass, Two passes

The pencils in this kit were super creamy, soft and easy to blend! This shade is universal, I have seen this work on so many skin tones.  The Brow Duo is the perfect tool...with a concealer and highlighter in one, you can customize your brows in one easy step.


Bare brow, sparse spaces, hair is thinning in certain areas

Brow filled using Best Sellers Kit
This kit is pretty amazing.  It has everything you need to tailor a brow to your liking.  All the pencils contained, again, are super creamy  and blendable.  I like a more natural looking brow and I think this kit helped achieve it, but it can also go high glam with a more defined and dramatic brow!

The 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit is just that...a super condensed version of their beloved best sellers.  Contained within are a double sided, high quality brush and brow powder.  This was the easiest and fastest thing to use.  Load up your brush, fill and define your brow and done!  It was nice to see that I could go light for a natural look or add a bit more for a super dramatic brow.  The powder is finely milled that it almost feels creamy.  Never clumpy  or dry, I did not experience any fall out or stiff brow look or feel.

60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows kit used here
To learn more about...

Billion Dollar Brows and all they have to offer, go HERE.
Best Sellers Kit, go HERE.
60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows, go HERE.

Want to win your very own Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit???  *3 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL WIN THEIR VERY OWN BEST SELLERS!*

Good Luck Everyone!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

A new goodies...GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

Hey guys....Happy 2016!!!  What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway to say thank you?

Here is what you will receive!!!

1 Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara -  mini

1 Coolway Strong Hold Hairspray - deluxe mini

1 Wet n Wild Fergie Collection shadow quint in Dutchess Lounge

1 Wet n Wild Fergie Collection lipstick in Saraghina

1 Essie Sleek Stick manicure in style 200

samples of Smashbox Facial primer and my favorite sunscreen from derma e

Where to enter?  Down below :)  Good luck!!!
Important details:
Giveaway begins on 01/04/2016 at 12am, it ends on 01/18/2016 at 12am.
Open to US residents only.
Winner will be chosen at random using
Email needed for notification.  This information will never be sold.
Giveaway winner will be announced on facebook, instagram, twitter.

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Journey to 100! Empties 6-11!

Here we are again with another empties post!  So many to work through...and as bad as I thought that was since I am backlogged, it actually means I am using products!!!!  More products I use, the more I get to replace, right?  Joking aside...lets look at what I have used up.

1.  Epielle Green Tea Cleansing Tissues - Tend to purchase these in bulk at Big Lots...perfect for swatch removal.  Have used this to actually clean my face and they are not bad.  Come in different scents and types....affordable and they do the job.

2.  Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder - This was a perfect powder.  Matched me perfectly. Worked perfectly.  Until I could not find the medium/tan shade in stores.  WTF?

3.  YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer - Deluxe sample from a kit that was purchased on  Silicone-type feel, smooth.  Nothing special.

4.  whish Body Butter in Pomegranate - Got this in an ipsy bag...fell in love.  Super moisturizing, sinks in quickly, never greasy.  Scent was fresh and fruity but not obnoxiously candy like.

5.  Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo - Works nicely in that it does not cause a huge white mess on my dark tresses.  Gives lift for body.  Smells of citrus and mint which is TO DIE FOR!  Kinda pricey for drugstore dry shampoo but it works and I will keep repurchasing it.

6.  Equate Beauty Oil-Free Ultra Gentle Facial Moisturizer - Purchased at Walmart, was having an allergic reaction at the time this was purchased.  This was super gentle on my irritated skin.  Moisturizes, but leaves skin matte.  Simple, but sometimes that is all you need.

Thanks for checking out my empties....will be ensuring that these posts come more often.  I love to see and read about what you guys are using so why dont you leave me a comment on what you are using up!!!

xoxo, D