IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser, Confidence In A Cream, and Confidence In An Eye Cream Review

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sponsored: Hey Guys! Happy Monday! The last three products I have from IT Cosmetics are part of their new skincare collection. I'm really excited to talk about these, because I really like them. Usually I like the cleanser, but not the moisturizer, or the moisturizer but not the cleanser. Well I love all three! IT Cosmetics kindly sent these skincare products for me to try after I attended their IT Cosmetics Masterclass at ULTA. Thanks IT Cosmetics! As always all opinions are 100% my own.

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It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser $28 - Sweet

For the record, I have dry, sensitive and reactive skin! My face either loves a cleanser or rejects it. There's hardly an in-between. This cleanser is a creamy liquid that foams up when water is added. It's light yellow in color and to my nose has a soft lemon scent. Usually I detest lemon, but this smells so clean & fresh! I really like it and it cleanses the face really well. It did a great job removing my face makeup. You will still need a makeup remover: balm, micellar water etc. to remove stubborn eye makeup. It doesn't remove that well, but neither do my other cleansers. My dry skin never felt stripped or dehydrated in the three weeks I used this cleanser. IT Cosmetics states this cleanser is for ALL SKIN TYPES! And guess what? I can't believe I'm saying this...BUT I AGREE! I can see OILY, COMBINATION, NORMAL and DRY TYPES loving this cleanser. The only group, I don't see using this are SUPER DRY skin types. Not that it would harm you, but I don't think it would give you enough hydration. I have dry skin, but it's gotten a lot better over these past couple of years by using the right products. This cleanser is both a CLEANSER and a SERUM in ONE! That's different! This cleanser is PARABEN FREE, SULFATE FREE and SOAP FREE! This cleanser also restores moisture to the skin and contains hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal and a super ceramide complex. I highly recommend this cleanser. It's really good and I feel you really would be pleased. Even the oiliest of the oily would like this.

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream $48 - Supersweet

After I cleansed, I applied Confidence In A Cream which is a moisturizer. This moisturizer is so fluffy and creamy! I love creams like this! The great thing about this moisturizer is when you apply it to your face, it's not heavy. It's not greasy. It's not oily. It's lightweight in texture, and provides just the right amount of moisture to the skin. The skin absorbs it quickly and your skin will feel very supple. Your skin feels moisturized without feeling heavy. I applied this to my face & neck. You can apply a little or a lot (depending on your needs); My skin never felt tacky. My skin feels supple & soft. Love this stuff! This moisturizer contains collagen & hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles. It also has niacin, peptides and a super ceramide complex to give skin moisture.

IT Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream $38 - Sweet

The final step was the eye cream. The first two products (cleanser & moisturizer) are yellow in color. The eye cream has an apricot tint (to help color correct and brighten). The consistency for this eye cream is great for both day (under makeup) and night time use. It's fluffy. It's creamy. It provides really nice moisture to the under-eye area. This eye cream helps hydrate, smooth and refresh the under-eye area. It contains a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado and squaline. It worked really well on my under-eye area in the three weeks I used it.

I am really impressed with IT Cosmetics' Skincare Collection. It's a solid collection. One product builds on the other and all three work really well together. Not many skincare collections do that. I hope they add more products to this line. The quality is excellent. Well you guys, that's it for the products I had for IT Cosmetics. I hope you enjoyed this series and learned a little bit more about their products. I know I did! I knew of IT Cosmetics, but had tried very little from the brand. If I receive or buy anymore IT Cosmetics products, I will definitely share my thoughts with you and do more reviews. I want to thank IT Cosmetics for giving me the opportunity to try their products and for doing honest reviews. I really appreciate their generosity. I'll be back on Wednesday with another review!

5 Top Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A wedding dress is easily the most important dress you will ever wear. It is worn on a very special day, so it is only natural that you want the dress to be just as special. Many brides actually plan their weddings around the dress of their dream; the tone or theme of the wedding and other details are designed to match the dress instead of the other way around.

Shopping for a wedding dress can be tricky, especially with a lot of misconceptions circulating. That is why we are going to discuss the top five tips for wedding dress shopping in this article.

Keep It Intimate

You will be tempted to bring as many people as you can when shopping for a wedding dress. Do you need their opinions on which dress to go for? Well, it is actually better to keep the shopping experience intimate in most cases.

Bring your mum, a close friend, perhaps your sisters, and no one else. You want the input of loved ones and really close friends. Bringing too many friends when shopping for a wedding dress, however, will only make it more difficult to decide.

Splurge and Save

A wedding dress is something worth splurging on. You don’t have to spend thousands for the perfect dress, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the minimum amount of money either. Besides, it is much easier to save on other things such as the wedding venue now that you have sites such as helping you.

Go Timeless when Shopping Early

Now that it is more common to have a long engagement, choosing a particular style of a dress is even harder. You want to follow the latest trend, but you don’t want the dress to look out of style on the day.

There are two ways you can get around this. First, you can choose to shop for a wedding dress much closer to the actual wedding day. Alternatively, you can stick with cuts and designs that are timeless and easy to modify if needed.

Forget About Discounts

We’re back with money issues again, but this time it is about the discounts and special offers available. When shopping for the perfect wedding dress, however, it is best to set these special offers aside first.

You don’t want your decision to be influenced by the amount of money you can save. You will end up settling for a dress; that’s not something you want to do.

Get the Size Right

Remember that you will be wearing the dress for an extended period of time, so take into account factors such as comfort and the weight of the dress. Make sure the dress fits you perfectly – not too small, but not too big either – and that you can move around comfortably.

These simple tips are very easy to follow, but they are proven and will help you find the perfect wedding dress to pick up in no time. Start your search today and find your dream dress of the special day.

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen 50+ Review and Swatches

Friday, October 13, 2017

Sponsored: Did you know there are PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS? I wasn't aware, until I heard Jamie Kern Lima (founder of IT Cosmetics) state during an IT Cosmetics Masterclass I attended that her skin (she suffers from rosacea) didn't respond well to chemical sunscreen formulas. In a nutshell, CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS absorb the energy of UV Rays and covert those rays into heat that are dispersed in the skin. PHYSICAL (mineral) SUNSCREENS absorb, reflect and then scatter UV rays from the surface of the skin (when UV Rays hit the skin, they bounce off this shield). (source and source and source) I just pulled a couple of sources, but google chemical vs. physical sunscreen. If you have sensitive or reactive skin, physical sunscreens may work much better for you. This has caused me to reevaluate what I'm using as sunscreen (because I have both sensitive & reactive skin). I've been using Coola, but unbeknownst to me they offer BOTH types of sunscreen. When I did a search for physical sunscreen, brands like supergoop, neutrogena, skinceuticals, avene, tarte, coola, cera ve, drunk elephant, honest company, dr. jart, la roche posay and sun bum came up (please double check because I quickly did a search). So getting to It Cosmetics Anti Aging Armour Skin Perfecting Beauty Fluid Physical Sunscreen $38, you can tell by it's name that it does a number of things. 1. It's a PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN with an SPF of 50 for the FACE. It's great for anyone that has sensitive or reactive skin and it affords a high protection of broad spectrum sun protection (protects against both UVA/UVB rays). It helps prevent against collagen damage and also hyperpigmentation. I've never had a sunscreen in liquid form (I've only dealt with creams  & sprays), so this was shocking at first. It is a liquid, but it applies so evenly on the skin. It's tinted, so you don't get a white caste. It absorbs quickly and you even have a healthy glow to your skin after using it. It's very lightweight and it worked with any makeup products I applied atop it. 2. It's a SKIN PERFECTING BEAUTY FLUID. I've never used a sunscreen that also doubles as a skin perfector. This has peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and it blurs away discolorations and imperfections. With this second part, it does blur the skin. It gives more of a tan look. But it doesn't blur pores, imperfections or discolorations. Unless your skin is in super great shape you will still need a primer and concealer. This is not that miraculous. I love it, because it's super lightweight, gives great FACE sun protection, its formulated for sensitive/reactive skin and adds a beautiful wash of color to the face. It's small. You're only getting 1 fl. oz for your money. But all in all it works. I guess this just depends on your skin type and needs. I would purchase this on my own. Did you know about the differences in sunscreen (physical & chemical)? Will you be evaluating your sunscreen? Do you use something different on your body & face? Let me know in the comments. I found this interesting. Have a great weekend everybody!

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  IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Skin Perfecting Beauty Fluid Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+ is Sweet

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Review and Swatches

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sponsored: Do you fill in your eyebrows or have you ever tried? I tried using a pencil a LONG TIME AGO. I don't know if I picked the wrong shade or was heavy-handed, but the results were severe (super dark eyebrows). I never went outside the house (Thank God), but vowed never to try filling in my eyebrows again. I have this ongoing worry with makeup about looking artificial or fake. I have a habit of playing it safe. You have to realize, I grew up in the 80's. Whenever I think of overdone eyebrows I think of Madonna's "Who's That Girl" movie and a teacher I had in elementary school whose eyebrows were literally drawn in AND the wrong color (she was super smart...just not smart with makeup...but in her defense she didn't have the choices or formulas we have today... and no, she didn't have health you can see, I don't like talking about people. It just all turned me against overdone brows). Well that brings me to today's review...IT Cosmetics Brow Power $24! What I thought would be my least favorite product is one of my favorites. It's a UNIVERSAL brow pencil (Taupe)! Meaning it's for everybody! I know. I had my doubts (and the color still may not work for 100% of the population). But if you look at my swatches below, you will see three (3) shades of brown: light, medium and dark (ALL from this one pencil). One stroke will be light coverage (light brown), go over your brows again the second time (medium brown), and the third time (dark brown). If you don't want to do all of those strokes, just press harder and you'll achieve the same thing. This is a dual-ended pencil. The slanted edge of this pencil creates perfect hair-like strokes, that mimic the hairs in your brows. I went over my brows twice in the picture below and I show a comparison to what my brows looked like without Brow Power. I liked what I saw in the mirror. I really loved what I saw when I looked at my picture. My brows don't look overdone. They look soft & natural. I feel this gave them more shape & definition. Nothing smudged. Everything stayed in place. I will definitely be adding this to my beauty routine. The opposite end, is a spooley brush, where you can brush your brow hair upwards and shape them. Another thing I like about Brow Power is for every Brow Power pencil sold, IT Cosmetics donates one to Look Good Feel Better to help women with cancer. Now that's awesome! NOTE: I was given and IT Cosmetics Brow Power at an IT Cosmetics Happy Hour event I attended. However all opinions in this review are 100% my own. How do you like my brows? >.< Tell me your past & current brow story.

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  IT Cosmetics Brow Power Taupe Universal Brow Pencil is Supersweet

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Review and Swatches

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sponsored: I was given a full size sample of IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara $24 at the IT Cosmetics Happy Hour Event. I was not asked to do a review, but felt it would be helpful to my readers. All opinions are 100% my own. I tried this mascara several times. It lengthens. So if you're looking for a mascara that will lengthen your lashes, it will do that. It's a very black mascara. Super black as stated on the packaging. So if you like super dark lashes, then this mascara is for you. This mascara is not for me and let me tell you why. It clumps my lashes together (it groups them). The first time I applied it, I started from the base of my lashes to the tips. It grouped my lashes together and left clumps at the tips (ends). So I read the instructions again and it said to wiggle the brush from the bottom of your lashes to the top. I did so. I still had the grouping of the lashes, BUT LESS clumps at the tip (so that worked somewhat). I need both lengthening and volume. I felt my lashes looked like long black sticks once I was through. I also felt this mascara was very heavy for my lashes. They just felt weighted and coated down. This mascara promises volume, length, elasticity. I say it's more of the latter than volume. This mascara is not waterproof, but it is paraben, cruelty free, ophthalmologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers. Has anyone tried this mascara or seen reviews? Let me know your thoughts.

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  IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara is Bittersweet