Sunday, October 30, 2011
This is a review on TATCHA’s New Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets!
Tatcha’s new Evening Aburatorigami is black to reflect the chic sophistication of New York City and perfectly sized to slip into the sleekest of clutches, for night perfect skin.
Due to its uniquely porous composition, charcoal has been used in Japan for its powers of absorption in everything from water and air purification to time-tested rituals of beauty.
The charcoal is impregnated into the lattice work of high-grade abaca fibers, so the paper is still powder-free and will not leave any residue on the skin or disturb makeup.
Elegantly removes excess oil, making usage more subtle.
A 300 year old Japanese beauty secret for a petal fresh complexion revealed.
Removes excess oil and sweat without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin.
A powder and primer alternative that improves the wear of makeup.
For all skin types: oily, normal, dry & sensitive.
100% abaca leaf, charcoal, gold flake.
Fragrance-free. Powder-free. Oil-free.
All-natural, biodegradable. No animal testing.
Handmade in Japan.
The packaging for TATCHA’s new Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets is as unique as the product itself! Each pack contains 40 (2.75" x 2.75") sheets, and fits easily into a purse or wallet.
I love TATCHA’s Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets! Not only are they the perfect size to slip into a pocket for a fun night out with friends, they’re also great to carry in my backpack during a long day at school! When I feel excess oil coming on, I just take one of the leaflets, and gently pat the troubled areas away. The end result is a powder fresh complexion every time.
Removes excess oil that can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
Minimizes the need for harsh complexion treatment products such as oil control gels, chemicals, primers and powders that can coat and stress skin out.
Natural Look Lovers
Allows skin’s natural luminosity to shine through by eliminating the need for full face powder.
Ideal for delicate skin types.
Helps to create a perfect canvas for makeup.
Helps to keep make-up looking fresh throughout the day, reducing the need for touch ups.
This product retails at $15.00 a pack, or $50.00 for a 4 pack!
~Easily removes excess oil
~Does not irritate skin
~Does not disturb makeup
~Clutch friendly size
~Unique gold leafing details
~Fragrance-free, Powder-free, Oil-free
~100% all natural
Overall, I rate this product at 5 out of 5 sugarcubes! Discover what makes TATCHA™ aburatorigami the gold standard in facial beauty papers.
Note: TATCHA sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!
This is a review on Smashbox Cosmetics’ Photo Set Pressed Powder in the shade Light!
Here’s a bit of information on the newest member in the Smashbox Cosmetics line of makeup. The glare of studio lights and long hours on set make touch ups essential to keeping skin looking fresh and flawless. This creamy formula infused with micronized pigments and anti-aging vitamins E & C provides lightweight coverage that minimizes imperfections while keeping skin looking natural and smooth. This mirrored compact includes a specialty designed sponge for optimal sheer powder pick up.
I love how Smashbox Cosmetics’ Photo Set Pressed Powder goes on flawlessly without caking or creasing. Its sheer non-glossy coverage leaves my complexion refreshingly baby soft with flattering even tones throughout the day. The formulated oil absorbing pressed powder works best to conceal unwanted lines and blemishes, set liquid foundations, and reduce shine by leaving my skin matted.
The large mirror inside the sleek packaging is a great added bonus when occasional touch ups are needed on the go.
The sponge included in the compact is specially designed for ideal powder pick-up and optimal sheer application. Using a light patting motion, apply all over face for a smooth, even complexion.
This product retails for $29.00!
~Easy to apply and blend
~A bit pricey
Overall, I rate this product at 4 out of 5 sugarcubes! Lady Sugarsheen says, “A shiny lure may be a fisherman’s best friend; however, a shiny nose is a girl’s worst enemy”.
Note: Smashbox Cosmetics sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
This is a review on Sweet Libertine Cosmetics’ Mineral Eye Shadows in the shades: Burnin’ Love, Forever Jung, Cleopatra, Lounge Act, Nutmeg, Kierkegaardian Angel, Rope Burn, Fortress of Solitude, Hellraiser, and Tasseled Pasties!
Sweet Libertine Mineral Cosmetics is an independent mineral makeup company owned and operated by Sarah Waller. Fed up by the expensive yet inferior cosmetics readily available, Sarah set about spending some time experimenting in her super-secret laboratory. Raising a big middle finger to conventional beauty standards, Sweet Libertine was finally ready to be unleashed on the world. Specializing in offbeat styles and catering to off-kilter women and men, Sweet Libertine set about challenging every preconceived notion of how a cosmetics company could and should be run.
Sweet Libertine's vibrantly colored mineral eye shadows have fun; witty names that add character to them. Their silky, smooth textures blend effortlessly to enhance sparkles without creasing, while having little to no fallout.
Beauty Tip: Use a little eye shadow for a light wash of color during the day, or build up the intensity to create a more dramatic look for evening.
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Fortress of Solitude won’t have you lonely for long with its magical white frosty color that shimmers blue, pink and purple!
Kierkegaardian Angel’s iridescent hue is heavenly.
Nutmeg serves up a savory dish with its rich copper and light golden shimmer!
Tasseled Pasties is a sparkly turquoise eye shadow that puts the tease in striptease with its gorgeous silver shimmer!
Rope Burn’s glittering dirty copper hue leaves your eyes bedazzled!
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Hellraiser’s eye-popping deep copper color is chillingly awesome!
Burnin’ Love is a guaranteed show stopper with its stunning mauve shade and multi-colored sparkles, Viva la Elvis!
Lounge Act’s seductive sheer teal with slight purple shimmer and striking silver glitter makes for a Class Act!
Cleopatra’s brassy gold eye shadow is so villainously gorgeous; you might just get arrested sugah!
Forever Jung is a shimmering peach elixir that will keep you Jung at Heart!
~Stunning, rich colors
~Easy to apply and wear
~Fun, unique names
~Great for travel
Overall, I rate these eye shadows at 5 out of 5 sugarcubes! Sarah Waller, mad impresario or creative genius with her funky, off-the-wall colored mineral eye shadows, you decide?
Note: Sweet Libertine Cosmetics sent me these products to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This is the movie trailer for the new movie Puss in Boots!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Lately, I have been loving this lip color combination!
Buxom's Big & Healthy Lipstick in the shade London, and Stila's Lip Glaze in the shade Grapefruit make a gorgeous pinky duo!
Note: Both products were purchased with my Momma's own money!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This is a review on the Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in the shades So Fabulous, Infinitely Pretty, and Eternal Flirt!
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Here is a bit of information about the product. Stay Glossy Lip gloss. Get a glossy upgrade!! Stay Glossy’s cutting-edge Shine Extend™ technology will give you runway lips and up to 6 hours of wow-worthy colour. Double the moisture instantly with Silk & Natural Cotton. Shape Up your lips with SOFT-EXTEND lip hugging applicator. Perfectly defined glossy lips.
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Rimmel London’s Stay Glossy Lip Glosses come in gorgeous shimmering colors that leave lips looking lustrous! Their beautiful tints compliment most lipsticks, and tend to last 3 to 4 hours, without eating or drinking. Some wearers may find the florally, powder scent an issue during application, but the aroma vanishes quickly.
The product retails for $4.99!
~Unique doe-foot applicator
~Lightly floral, powder fragrance
~ A tad sticky
~Only last 3 to 4 hours
Overall, I rate these products at 4 out of 5 sugarcubes! Celebrate the new you with Rimmel London’s new Stay Glossy Lip Glosses!
Note: Rimmel London sent me these products to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!
This is a review on YBF’s Liplights Ultra Shiny Gloss in the shades Crystal Crimson, Pearl Pink, and Radiant Raspberry!
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Here is a bit of information from the website: Light is an immaterial element, and yet, it has the power to change reality. It removes shadows and creates others. Under natural light, the world seems real. But an artificial light transforms it into a universe full of mystery. Light is compressed energy, ready to express itself! Glimmer, luminescence, reflections, pearly nuances, solar and lunar colors give your lips vitality and warmth to reveal the hidden magic of the power of light.
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YBF Liplights are revolutionary light-refracting lip glosses that offer extreme brilliance, leaving lips beautifully radiant without the weight. All YBF products are infused with Smart Active Immune Complex™ and enriched with extracts from the earth! This complex helps skin look radiant and younger-looking. When your skin is stressed by UV damage, air pollution, smoking, etc. this innovative complex acts as your personal skin monitor to trigger your immune system to help protect against environmental damage.
YBF Liplight Glosses come in gorgeous colors that are enhanced with high-watt shine. So don't be afraid to plug into these energizing shades, for a perfectly charged night out on the town.
These products retail at $19.80 for a set of three!
~Squeeze tube packaging
Overall, I rate these products at 5 out of 5 sugarcubes! Energy crisis averted with lip generated power thanks to YBF’s Liplights Ultra Shiny Glosses!
Note: YBF sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Skin that doesn't smudge, lines that don't budge, and chic enough to go from breakfast to cocktails—Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor delivers the look here!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
THINK: Your guy’s favorite scents, now in limited-edition gift sets for the holidays.
WHAT THEY ARE: The essence of the true Diesel man, captured in a bottle. From the rugged rebel’s sexy aura to the passionate soul bursting with vitality, Diesel signature scents embody every Diesel man’s unique personality and trademark style.
Modern masculinity with an alluring edge is bottled in an elixir with the Fuel For Life Homme Cassette Tape Holiday Set, a limited-edition gift featuring an Eau de Toilette Spray and Shower Gel. This ever-fresh formula embraces what it truly means to be alive, reawakening his senses with a mixture of seductive star anise, classic heliotripine and vintage raspberry. Inspired by every man’s lust for life and endless passion, Diesel Fuel For Life is for the man who seeks the thrill of power while exuding a timeless sensuality.
The scent of the fearless men who are masters of their destiny—the Only The Brave TV Holiday Set is for the man who exemplifies positive energy, valor and triumph over obstacles.
The limited-edition gift set includes an Eau de Toilette Spray, Aftershave Balm and Shower Gel in the iconic, courageous fragrance. Scented with bright top notes of Lemon Blossom, Mandarin, Coriander Leaves, which lead to a provocative heart of Labdanum, Black Rose and Lavender, Only the Brave is about joining the league of other visionary artists, icons and rebels by boldly making your mark and seizing opportunities. The dry down of Amber, Tolu Wood and Ebony Wood echoes the power and daring spirit of the fragrance. Only the Brave represents the qualities of the courageous, symbolized by the fist, which tells several stories: facing forward, it evokes power and strength; upright, it is an emblem of self-affirmation; raised, it signifies achievement, victory and commitment.
Note: Photos and information provided by PR.
Friday, October 7, 2011
No-makeup makeup looks are all the rage. Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor walks us through a few simple steps to get that coveted fresh face with just a pop of delish color.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
On one of my weekly shopping trips to Marshalls, I found this original 1 oz bottle of Juicy Couture Perfume on clearance for $24.99!
Now, that's what I call a great deal!
Note: My Momma purchased this for me!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Here is the commercial for Taylor Swift's new perfume Wonderstruck!
Hmm... a perfume that can transport me to a fairytale garden? Yes!
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Amika Pulse Action Styler System is a groundbreaking, totally styling experience. Turn on the tiny pulse generator and feel the vibrations penetrating the hair, going straight to the root! In just one stroke, you get faster and more thorough styling action. There is less need to go over the same sections of hair, which means a healthier and faster styling experience. The Pulse Action Stylers vibrations send Infrared waves through the hair surface directly to the root. This preserves hairs moisture and reduces drying out of hair. Dryness results in damage such as split ends, breakage and loss of hair.
The Pulse Action Styler creates electric wave pulses that, combined with infrared heat technology make for faster and healthier styling. The Ceramic plates of the Pulse Action Styler are extra smooth for incredible glide. The micro-pulse technology helps the hair gently glide between the plates without pulling or snagging.
Features & Benefits:
~Subtle vibration for faster and smoother one-pass styling
~Far infrared and negative ion technology for soft hydrated hair
~Straightens the curliest hair, yet is gentle on fine hair
~Unique floating plates creates any type of style
~Ready to use in 10 seconds
~Light and easy to use, barely apply any pressure
~Auto shut off feature
Where to buy: www.loveamika.com
Note: Photo and information provided by PR.