So if you’ve taken college classes, morning, noon, or night; you know the feeling, of not being energized and having to survive on that early cup of starbucks, but Becca cosmetics has provided a 3 step eye trick that will give us that trying-not- trying bright eye look.
Influenster sent out a bunch of Becca bright eye boxes, for us beauty bloggers and enthusiasts to try and I was super excited. Of course, a new product hits the shelf, the first thing I do, do my research on youtube.
After ransacking the internet, here’s what I found out.
#BECCAbrighteyes comes with 3 products;
Becca Anti Fatigue eye primer
This under eye primer is meant for not only smooth application, but helps fight fatigue, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The first step, prep and prime the skin before concealer. The product is infused with Antioxidant, and green tea, which leaves the skin with a natural glow, and smooth feeling. This product retails for $32, and comes in a hand held compact.
The anti fatigue primer, feels so smooth to the touch, I feel that the price is a little pricey, for the size, but the product itself is worth it.
Becca Bright eye Corrector
The corrector is concealer that neutralizes dark under eye circles. This retails for $32.
The bright eye corrector is the 2nd step to achieving #BECCAbrighteye look. This concealer is creamy, and laid over the primer achieves a natural look, without creasing into your “designer bags” I really think the concealer works well, but I’m sure you can find any concealer that will work well.
BECCA bright eyes Setting Powder
Setting the face is the final step…almost there! After priming and concealing, time to set the eyes, to be sure your eyes do not crease throughout the day. The setting powder is very fine, which doesn’t cause chunky product to ruin the look. The setting powder is enriched with Raspberry stem cells, and Australian berries, that will give you that healthy boost of energy in the skin. The setting powder retails for $25.
After using all 3 products I think the products work really well together, the price you’ll be paying for the entire kit is $89, Wheww, thank goodness for free samples. But I think you can find similar products for much cheaper, I recommend all products, but I think the star product is the primer.
I hope you enjoyed this post, if you like reviews/posts be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” Also have you tried the #BECCAbrighteye 3 step kit, if so let me know.
These complimentary samples were provided by Influenster for review, all opinions were my own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A lot of shopping sites such as Romwe, Shein, and other comparable sites are really coming up in the world of fashion, Gamiss has made the list. Gamiss has a huge selection of the latest in fashion, beauty, accessories, and other etc. While they carry amazing items, the prices is unbeatable, ranging from 50- 90% off items, if that doesn’t say SALE I don’t know what does.
Recently, I got the chance to purchase some items and while there were hits, there was also some misses. The shipping process of the items took a while, about a 3 weeks, after the package arrived, and taking a couple hundred instagram pics, I finally looked through the package. I received one bag with 3 smaller bags inside. Here are the items that I purchased.
Lets start with Beauty, I got the Pure and Natural Aloe Vera Gel, which was just a 1 oz squeeze tube. I really like using the product, it doesn’t really have an aroma, and the product itself, almost dissolves into a water-y texture. Some gels have the tendency to feel very sticky, and this feels so organic and natural, almost if you have nothing on. Next product is the Blackhead remover face mask, this was the most hyped instagram product of the summer, and it does not disappoint. The tube is a 1 oz, and the a little dime size of the product can give full coverage. When using the product allow the product to be spread evenly over your face before adding a 2nd coat, the mask dries matte, and peeling it is no joke!!
I also purchased 3 clothing items, the first being this 90’s t shirt. I am in Love with this shirt, I rep the 90’s so much, because I was born ’95, but it just brings back so many memories. I got this shirt in a (M) and It fits perfect, the material feels thick, like a poly-cotton blend. I love this shirt because you can wear it in so many ways.
Next item I got was a wine colored cable knit Sweater the sweater looks really nice, but there are some things I want to point out 1). The sweater fit to snug ( which was probably my fault) 2). It looked nothing like the picture. I ordered a size (M) which I probably should have gotten a (L) (XL), the sweater was suppose to fit loose, and off the shoulder, but It looks like a cropped sweater, but in spite of those 2 minors, I’ll find something to do with it, or maybe either give it to my sister. The color is gorgeous, it screams Autumn/Winter.
The last clothing item, was a 2 piece sweatsuit which was all black, and simple. The material was thick, and felt like cotton. The hoodie fit perfect a little loose, and hung off my body, the pants however, was super small, the paints did not hit the ankles of my legs at all, and they don’t hug at the bottoms like joggers do. I don’t completely want to get rid of it, I might use it as a workout outfit or sleep in it.
Lastly I got some accessories, first were some mirrored rectangle sunglasses these were so pretty on the website, and they were only $5. I love these shades, they are completely hallowed out, and they fit perfect on my face. Next, I got some men multi-colored rope bracelets they were just 3 regular bracelets with a braided pattern on each, one of the bracelets were broken, nothing a little stiching can’t fix, these bracelets are really nice, I’ll probably by more. I also brought a set of Crucifix cartilage earrings these were super pretty. And lastly, I brought a simple titanium gold ring it was a simple gold ring, I brought it in a size 7. I like the way the ring fits, not to tight at all, and it also has a bit of weight, which I love.
Well that’s all for my first Gamiss haul, for a first time experience, it wasn’t so bad, the shipping was a little long, but all in all, it was worth the wait. I liked most of my items, a few minor misses, but not many. The products I purchased I was thoroughly impressed with for the prices I brought them for.
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post sponsored by Gamiss. (all opinions were my own)
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.
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.
These When Sheet mask are available at Sephora, click the link to find out more, about the brand and products.
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Just to address the HUmungous gap of me not writing, I have been in school, and that alone is an explanation on its own, but I have been getting numerous things PR & buying the latest, and will be posting like a normal person….great to be back on my BOSS game.
Today I want to talk S K I N C A R E, a topic that I love more than makeup. It’s important to have a regime that is effective, I can’t tell you how many times I have switched out products, between luxury and drugstore brands, I could probably equal it to a semesters’ tuition, no Joke! At the age of, 22, you probably think, “hmm what skin problems?’ but with les stress, and being very active, there are 22 years of scaring, and sun damage, that has not yet healed completely. I have completely stopped listening to TV and have stopped reading into what youtubers use and decided to try things out for myself, unless you’re Zendaya.
I have been a fan of Vanity Planet, for a while now, they have quality products for the best prices. Recently I got to try out one of their sought out clay mask, I’m more of a sheet mask kind a girl, but the thing I like about mask in raw clay form, you’re able to mix and match ingredients that work best with my skin type. Vanity Planet carries 3 clay mask types; Rose, Charcoal, and Green tea. I chose to try the Zen Goddess green tea mask, if you don’t know the benefits of green tea, where have you been? Green tea is all about improving skin complexion, and diminishing scarring of the worst sorts. The mask is $22 in between luxury & drugstore, which is right up my price range.
When it comes to mixing my facial mask, I use honey, lemon juice, Thayers Witch Hazel, and drops of Tea tree oil, all skin brightening components. I use this mask, twice a week, and it really gives you a radiant glow. This is just the first part to my skin routine, this facial is followed by water cleansing, toner, and moisturizer. I really like the clay mask, they are totally worth it, for skin glowing properties and a step to a skin upgrade itself.
Well that’s my skincare regime that I’ve been using for the past month and a half, super simple & easy. I really love the clay mask, and all its benefits, as well as, the availability of price range, the one thing I would say is in the future, I would love a complete collection toner, moisturizer , etc.
Have you tried Vanity Planet? If so, what’s your favorite products? Also if you haven’t here are the links to the website, I really recommend the products, they are all spot on, and worth it. If you enjoy post like this, “LIKE” this post, and “comment” your favorite product.
Disclaimer: This was a PR sampling, I was gifted by Vanity Planet. All opinions are my own
When it comes to clear skin, I am willing to pay tons of cash for every great product created for skin, and I know I’m not alone. Numerous brands has come out with skincare as a branch off with the same promise, ” The #1 product that will make you toss your other products” well I actually came across a wonderful brand that show results.
The facial Bar, a skincare & Beauty brand, sent me some samples to try out, over 2 months ago, and here I am with my review…..shall we begin.
My skincare changes constantly, me being a black women there are numerous products that does not support my type of skin, which is constant back and forth with creams and products. The facial bar, is a skincare and beauty brand that supports women of color skin issues, like acne, dark scarring, etc. When I read more on the brand, I found out they are cruelty free, as well as free of parabens, talc, and formaldehyde.
I was sent a Diminishing clay mask, and a gorgeous highlighter.
The Diminishing Scar clay masque, is made with all natural ingredients; Pumpkin clay, Tumeric powder, Cranberry powder, Aloe Vera, all things that your skin needs. On the website it says to use it twice a week, to see results, so I did just that. I really like this masque, it helped with the redness of my skin and cleared up some acne that I had on my cheeks. When you first put it on, it does have a slight burning sensation, after it just starts to harden. After using it the first couple times, I did see the improvement and natural glow to my skin. Being that this is a powder based mask, it allows you to mix it with other home ingredients, I used Milk, lemon, and honey ( which is a natural skin brightener combination). The product costs $16, which for a organic product is a really great price. Overall, this product does work for me, I like how it’s powder based, it gives you the choice of mixing it with whatever is good for your skin, or to use it with something as simple as, water.
Highlighters have become part of a daily routine for, it seems like I don’t need to do a full face beat, just some highlighter will get me through the day. I tried out one of their highlighters and got the shade Rose. This highlighter is so beautiful, a picture can not do it justice, you would have to see it in person. I love this shade, its easy to build, and blend out. when I swatched it on my arm, it almost felt like air, it wasn’t clunky or chalky, it felt very high end, if not better. They have a 7 shades that looks great on all skin tones, for $14 ea.
Overall, the Facial bar, has amazing products for amazing products, and being able to deliver high quality products, for affordable prices is even better. Don’t believe me, check outthe Facial Bar