Healthy Skin for the holidays | Neutrogena

Happy 2018, Babes !!

Job, house, car….clear skin?? Things I continuously wish for every year, but this year, 1 out of the 4 wishes came true. Neutrogena launched it’s Healthy skin line of makeup. When it comes to Neutrogena, they always reinvent their formulas, which is why I keep buying from this brand. I got a chance to work with Neutrogena and test out a few of there new products from their collection, here are my thoughts.

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin® Liquid Makeup provides luminous, natural-looking. The formula contains an exclusive blend of antioxidants including Vitamin E, Natural Soy and Feverfew Extract along with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 to visibly improve luminosity, tone and texture over time for healthier looking skin – making Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all. Available in 14 shades. 

Neutrogena Healthy Skin® Liquid Makeup offers advanced cosmetic solutions that go beyond covering up imperfections and work to transform complexions, blending seamlessly to provide lightweight, breathable and flawless-looking coverage, for fresh and luminous looking skin.

Neutrogena has developed a line of liquid foundations that will fight against the brisk cold and sunny days. The foundation is enriched with Vitamin E, soy, and fever few, all ingredients that help perfect the radiance and natural glow of the skin.

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid foundation

I was sent 3 foundations from the healthy skin line in shades: Honey, Warm Beige, and natural tan. My skin looses all of my summer glow during the winter so, imagine switching back and forth between foundations, a headache, right? The shades were all perfect, when I started blending with my Artis brush, I thought crap, it’s showing all my pores, and its really wet, but I started buffing it out more, and it started to settle in, which was a relief, so no worries. The neutrogena healthy skin foundation is really great when it comes to the formula, and the consistency of the formulas all together.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost hydration concealer

One thing the winter does, is intensify dry skin, something that is not wanted, by popular vote. I love using this concealer, the concealer is creamy, and rich in pigment. Though it has intense pigment, it does not look cake-y, using this over top of my foundation looked gorgeous. Some concealers have a tendency to move my foundation, after applying it, but the hydro boost adds brightness to the foundation, and allows it to blend beautifully.

Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara

Being that I have tried a TON of mascaras high & low priced, only a few have actually lived up to expectations. The Neutrogena volume mascara, is formulated with Olive oil, which helps with the overall plump look of each individual lash. I love the wand, for the mascara, all the bristles are evenly spread over the brush, which hits every lash. The mascara and the wand are packaged separately, and allows you to see how much product is dispersed on it. The product, when applied to the lashes, doesn’t feel like wax, it  has more moisture to it, so it doesn’t give that clumpy look to my lashes. Overall great product, and well recommended.

Neutrogena nourishing long wear eyeshadow | Healthy Skin Blush | Healthy Skin Primer

Along with the neutrogena collection I received an eye shadow palette, a skin perfecting primer, and a blush. Lets start with the neutrogena eyeshadow, I got the shade Cool plum, and that comes with 4 shades. This palette is great for traveling and also quick looks, that won’t take hours. All the shades contain shimmer, but the pigment is great. With every great eyeshadow, there will be fallout, but when a shade is super rich, it happens! I love how all the shades are coordinate with each other, and also that the shades are infused with a primer, the primer helps the pigment come through more, as well as feel buttery rather than chalk-y. The Healthy skin primer was my favorite thing to try out. This skin primer appears as a tinted moisturizer, but as I rubbed it in, it absorbed into my skin, also completely rid me of my dry skin. This primer adds complete moisture to the skin, while also leaving the tackiness for a well applied foundation. This primer contains SPF 15, it gives me the protection I need. Wearing this alone, would appear as a base and a sheer foundation, which for some days, is all I can get to #schooldayz. Blush is not something that regularly reach for, but in this case I’ll make an exception, I was sent the Neutrogena healthy skin blush, I got shade 20, which is a cool blush pink tone. The blush almost has a sheen effect over the skin, as well as a shimmer.I really like this blush, it is very buttery, and soft, it doesn’t look chalk-y and blends into my make up nicely. 

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This New year, I got to recreate 1 of 4 looks using the Healthy skin line, and what better way to ring in new beginnings with healthy skin. Choosing from a the makeup artist( Carola Gonzalez, Angela Levin, and Amy Oresman) who does, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and Eiza Gonzalez, I chose to pick none other than Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington deep plum look. This look was so much fun to create, as you can see the makeup is blended to perfection, and this was a 1,2 ,3…step process, the longest time spent was on eyelashes. 

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Products Used: 

Neutrogena Healthy skin liquid foundation ( Honey) | Neutrogena Hydration Concealer | Healthy Skin primer | Neutrogena Long wear eyeshadow + primer |

I hope you enjoyed my NYE look + Neutrogena haul, be sure to check out how to get this look or any of the 4 looks on the Neutrogena website, they have the face charts that show you step by step products to use. 

Be sure to “LIKE” if you enjoyed this post, and leave a “COMMENT” telling me what ou did this New Years?

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WHEN Sheet Mask Review | Collection

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Holla, My Loves!!

My favorite things to do on my days off, other than drink a ton of coffee & watch reruns of Stranger Things, is relax with a nice facial mask. I have tried every facial mask from clay, to bubble, but one mask that I gravitate to time and time again is the sheet mask. While some mask, seem to extract all the oils, and moisture out my face, sheet mask calms any redness I have on my face, while locking in the moisture. 

WHEN FACIAL MASKS

When facial mask is falling into its own category of developing a collection of mask that will take care of any problematic issue, which with skin is A L O T! When has a product line, of 5 mask meant to change the skin fit for the women on the go. Lets talk about each one, shall we.

  • 10 pm | A mask meant for tired skin
  • Glamour Base | The mask for the perfect primer base, before your makeup routine, begins ( Contains Collagen and peptides to help boost the skin)
  • Snow Magic |Brightening effects to give you a natural highlight and glow 
  • Travel Mate | Rejuvenating, perfect for the women who rushes out the door]
  • The Last Choice | Hydrating, When you need a perk of moisture and skin needs a drink of water

Each mask contains a different ingredient that helps boost, tone, moisturize, and firm the skin in a matter of minutes. Ingredients like Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B3, etc; things that help the skin to process all those last minute runs, and meetings. The bio cellulose that is held within every sheet mask is able to hold 10x more moisture than any other sheet mask, which allows the mask not to dry as fast. Is that SHADE towards other brands? No, but other brands take notes. 

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I really like all the mask, the one in particular is the Snow Magic, simply because of its brightening affects. I have had a few dark marks, here and there, skincare has become a priority, keeping it healthy inside and out has changed my views on what products to use and how much I’m willing to spend. The Snow Magic sheet mask, has really great brightening affects, not that it changes your appearance or anything but the fact that it gives me a glow, and moisturizes the areas that are dead dry, I couldn’t stop using it.

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These When Sheet mask are available at Sephora, click the link to find out more, about the brand and products.

If you enjoyed this review, be sure to LIKE and COMMENT, if you ever tried the When Mask, If so, which was your favorite?

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Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil | Review

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PR Samples were given for review, all opinions and photos are my own.

 

Hi Loves,

If you’re constantly changing your skin care routine raise your hand, If you have a regular routine that works well for * I bow down*

Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil sent me some amazing products from their collection, If you’re not familiar with the brand here’s a little insight.

 The word ultimate means the best achievable or imaginable. As a manufacturer of high-performance Moroccan Argan oil beauty products, our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible hair and skin care products that deliver on their promises.

For centuries, the locals in Morocco, have used Argan oil for cooking and beauty. Derived from the fruit of the Argan tree, organic Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural vitamins and essential oils.

From Argan oil shampoos and conditioners, to Argan oil treatments and skin care products, our natural, sulfate free and silicone free beauty products nourish all hair and skin types and infuse them with the moisturizing indulgence of Moroccan Argan Oil.

Our Moroccan Argan oil shampoos and conditioners are formulated to provide rich texture and brilliant shine for your hair, while supplying moisture to dull, dry or lifeless locks and enhancing color and curl to all hair types.

Lavish your hair and skin with the very best in hydrating beauty treatments – Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil®

I tried the products each individually for 2 weeks and here’s my thoughts on all of it.

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The Ultimate Argan Oil Deluxe Exfoliating Soap ( IK mouthful) is meant to Tone, Exfoliate, and Brighten, ridding the skin of dead skin cells and giving the skin a natural glowing complexion. This was my favorite to test out, as soon as I got it in the mail I used it that night. This exfoliating soap is made of small exfoliating beads which you can feel soon as it hits the skin. Their are tons of exfoliating soaps that can be pretty abrasive on the skin, but this soap, in particular, is not abrasive, it almost feels like regular soap. I love using this soap on my face and body, it feels like it’s doing the work of 3 different body scrubs. After using this my skin feels smooth, and super clean, no need for the gang of cleansers, using the soap and a light moisturizer gets the job done. Since I’ve been using this soap my skin is incredibly smooth and I can definitely feel a difference in texture, as for the brightening of dark spots and skin, I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to see any improvement in that area, but that doesn’t change my opinion about the product, overall great product. It retails for $6

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I got to try 2 different sheet mask, one the Ultimate Argan Oil Brightening Mask + The Hydrating Mask. 

I love a good sheet mask, I mean you can just leave it on  your face and let it do it’s work, while you’re updating your Instagram page, or something of that nature. Both mask are infused with Argan Oil, and are free of alcohol, which is amazing. Lets start with the brightening mask, this mask is meant to restore balance in skin cells to naturally brighten the skin, as well as, hydrating the skin. I love any mask that will clear, and restore the healthy glow of my skin without stripping my face of everything that keeps it hydrated. Each mask box comes with 4 individual sheet mask, which is just enough. So far, I have used 2 of the 4 mask and really enjoy it. The product that the sheet mask comes in is what I’m drawn to, the mask is nice,but after it dries, it has left over product that you can rub into the skin, and it dries down, but not super drying. The brightening mask has to be my favorite, I can definitely see results with the uses, I really enjoyed it. The Hydrating Mask is meant to hydrate, and restore radiance in the skin, I’ve only tried the mask once, but in that one use my skin did feel hydrated and not drying at all. I will have to use this more, but the one time was great. Each mask set retails $45 which is pricey, but for 4 mask I feel like your getting your money’s worth.

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Lastly is the Argan Oil treatment serum,

I love serums, I have a ton of facial + body oils that get the job done. This serum is infused with Argan Oil, and high concentrations of fatty acids, and vitamin E. Now when I looked on the website it says its a hair oil, but I have been using this for my body and it seems to be working better than half my moisturizing collection. I love this serum, it’s super lightweight, and the smell is not overpowering. I’m half full with product, because I’ve been using it religiously since i’ve gotten it. I do love the way it works on my skin, and I can use it in my hair, so that’s just an added bonus. This serum retails for $16.

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I hope you enjoyed this review, if so be sure to “LIKE” this post, and let me know whats your favorite product. Have you heard of this Brand? After reading this post would you try their products? Let me know in the comments.

Check out their website if you want to check them out.

ULTIMATE MORROCCAN ARGAN OIL

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Essence Makeup | First Impressions + Review

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Beauty on a budget, yes please! I always go back and forth on luxury items and drugstore beauty, but the thing is beauty does not have to be expensive to work. 

Essence Beauty has been on the beauty scene for a while now and from looking at beauty reviews from Tati and Laura Lee raving about the products, I finally broke down and tried some of their products. These samples are *PR so my opinions are all my own. 

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Lets talk highlight, I am a huge fan of glowing, but aren’t we all, the essence pure nude highlighter is a baked highlighter, which I like more for wearing daily because it gives you a subtle glow, but you still are LIT for the Gods. This highlighter is completely build-able and it doesn’t look cake-y when you’re building on the layers. I got the shade 10 ( be my highlight) which is a very beautiful golden champagne shade, this is definitely gorgeous for the summer, over your bronzer, just go crazy with it. This highlighter retails for $4.49 USD I mean SOLD

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I love drawing attention to my eyes, and I’m not completely a “lash girl” ( only for pictures) but bold lashes are my go to. Essences’ “I Love Extreme crazy Volume” mascara, if you love the separated lash look, this is definitely the mascara that you want to get. I have been using this for the past week, and the compliments are non stop. This mascara has a long applicator which allows to get every lash evenly, the bristles are separated evenly as well, so they don’t clunk at all. This mascara pacts on the volume and gives you that full of lashes look. 

I received 2 liquid lipsticks and a creme lipstick, which I’m so glad they sent a nude shade because, that’s literally all I wear in the summer. As a girl who absolutely Loves liquid lipsticks, I have mixed feelings about these products, I got the shades 04 (Showoff) which is a very pigmented Coral red tone & 06 (making a statement) which is a mauve-y pinkish shade. I know that liquid lipsticks can be defined in a ton of ways, but I think of liquid lipsticks as a matte finish, but they are both pigmented shades, and the shades I received were muted which is gorgeous, they remind me a little of the L”Oreal lip paints, which is great. The applicator is short, and comes with a flat doe foot applicator, which I’m used to longer ones, but I can get used to this, perfect for on the go. I really love the shades actually, I just think that calling it “liquid lipsticks” is a little misleading, I think that this product leans towards melted lipsticks or lip paints. None the less the shades are gorgeous and I will definitely more in the future.

Top ( Make a Statement) Bottom ( Show Off)

If you tried this product tell me what you think about it?

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I love pampering myself with mani/pedis, especially during the Spring/Summer because all the bright shades can be worn. I’ve tried essence’s nail polish before and talk about a small quantity that packs a punch.  The nail shade I’m wearing is “Club Hopper” which is a very Teal ( blue green) shade and It is so beautiful, The shade with one coat is gorgeous, a second just makes it pop. I really love the shade it’s super pigmented and very wearable in the spring season. 

Well that’s all for my mini haul/ first Impressions, WDYT?  Have you tried Essence Cosmetics? Did you like any of the products shown in the post? Let me know in the comments. Happy Easter

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La Perla J’aime la Nuit | First Impressions

Hi Lovelies,

If you’re a perfume Junkie *raise your hand with pride* We all have been there, we find ourselves walking past the perfume and a * Drop Dead Gorgeous* bottle is saying “buy me because I’m Pretty” my entire vanity is full of perfume bottles that just make it like a luxury corner, lol.

I recently got the chance to review the La Perla j”aime la nuit, which in french means ” I love the night” for a better translation. Okay, firstly is this bottle not living up to the beauty standard, this bottle is gorgeous , and smells lovely. I have been looking for this perfume for a while, and when I finally got a chance I didn’t grab, I snatched.  It retails for $60.

The La perla perfume has such gorgeous packaging, it comes in a little black box, with a little rainbow detailing around the name.

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I really love the smell of the perfume It kind of smells like the Marc Jacobs Decadence and Dior fragrance had a baby, and this would be the product. The perfume has a musk, but it also smells very sweet in not a overwhelming way.

I really like this perfume overall, it really lives up to perfume expectations, I highly recommend it, for anyone to try.

All products, compliments of Notino, one of my go to for luxury perfumes and Beauty.

*PR

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Couleurs Cosmetics Review & Swatch

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Hi Lovelies.

I have a ton of goodies to share with you “Beauty community”, starting right now. NO rambling. Couleurs Cosmetics recently sent me a PR package of some of their liquid lipsticks, matte lipsticks, and some matte lip liners. If you don’t know of the beauty brand here’s a little insight;

“Couleurs Cosmetics is a beauty brand with special formulation and colors to cater to women of all ethnicities.

Our company relies on the integrity of its carefully formulated cosmetics line by using the latest technology to achieve on-trend products in the cosmetic/beauty industry. We cater to our customers to ensure that they receive the highest quality product while also offering a wide range of colors in cosmetics. Products blend seamlessly with skin variation while utilizing the best ingredients for our products.

All products are natural and have not been tested on animals! Our products are also vegan friendly.”

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So now that you know a little about the brand, I got to try and swatch,  of each of their lipsticks, liquid lips, and the lip liners. I was excited to swatch these shades, they are all matte shades, pigmented AF, and are cruelty free, which is always a plus.

What I swatched were all products in the shades; Balancy, Paloma, Barbra, Couleur, Risque, Elveda, Provence, Naked, and Haiti. The formulas of the lip products all come in very matte formulas, not drying matte, but more of velvet matte form where its not drying and it doesn’t feel like it’s dragging on the lips. The collection contains of 10 liquid shades, 10 ultra matte lipsticks, and 5 lip liners. 

The liquid lipsticks are very nice, they apply as sheer and are not heavy on the lips. The liquid lipsticks that I swatched all were very pretty, the shade that was my favorite was the nude shade in “Paloma” it was nice and buildable, especially with the help of the lip liner. The deep purple shade, Balancy, was a little streak-y, but Violet shades are always hard to come across a perfect shade, but though that one con, it still applies nicely and can build to the shade outside the tube. The ultra matte lipsticks all had brilliant performances, they all showed up nicely and with one stroke is very pigmented. I loved all the shades that I was given and I will be doing more looks on my INSTA with this shade.

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Shades from ( Left to Right)

  • Provence
  • Haiti
  • Naked
  • Risque
  • Elveda
  • Couleur
  • Barbra
  • Paloma
  • Balancy

I really loved the nude shades in this bunch, I highly recommend that everyone check out this beauty brand. Each lip product retails for $12 and the lip liners retails for $8. You can visit the site and check them out, COULEUR COSMETICS

I hope you enjoyed this post, Be sure to “Like” this post and check out the beauty brand ( promises you won’t be disappointed) Did you like any shades in this post? Would you try this brand? Let me know which shades you love?

xx,

All products were complimentary of Couleur Cosmetics to try, all opinions were my own.

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