What Are Your Thoughts On The Beautyblender?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Having the right tools is so important in makeup application! I love my makeup brushes, but I am really warming up to the Beautyblender :) I must admit, I wasn't a fan at first. But I also wasn't using it correctly! LOL Now I love the finish it gives me when I apply my foundation. It also blends my concealer with ease and gives me better coverage. It's so important to wet your Beautyblender! The first time I did, it was too wet. HaHaHa In the video, it says to squeeze and use a paper towel to get the excess water out. Some people use a spray water bottle to mist it. I like spraying mine with Smashbox Primer Water. I also prefer putting my liquid foundation on the back of my hand and dabbing the Beautyblender into the product. But now, there's a circular plastic tray that you can purchase (surface simple) if you don't want to put products on the back of your hand! HaHaHa How fancy! Why am I thinking about buying it? LOL I originally purchased the pink Beautyblender, but I'm more smitten with the nude one (only at Sephora ... Why!?!?). After using, it doesn't look as dirty as the pink one. I'm also interested in purchasing the white one for for application of skincare products (primer, moisturizer, eye cream). I haven't tried the Beautyblender with blushes, contouring creams or powder products. Not sure how that would turn out. Let me know your thoughts/techniques on the Beautyblender! Do you use it or something else? Or do you prefer makeup brushes? I found these two videos on Popsugar Beauty / Kirbie Johnson (YouTube). She's funny!

Simply Scrub Body Scrub Giveaway

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sponsored: Happy Monday Everybody! The lovely people at Simply Scrub contacted me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway (US ONLY) for my readers :) Sure, I said! I love giving away things to my readers! I reviewed some body scrubs from Simply Scrub last year (here) and was really impressed with them. I was also impressed with their philosophy.  Simply Scrub products are 100% natural, 100% organic and 100% chemical free! How impressive is that!?! Well now is your chance to try them! The giveaway prize is worth $36 and Simply Scrub will mail the prize directly to the winner. This giveaway is US ONLY. It starts May 23 and ends June 6, 2016. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Read the details (terms & conditions). Good luck! Thanks Simply Scrub for this giveaway!

Snapchat Story Favorites No. 2

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Here's a round-up of my favorite Snapchat Stories! See others HERE
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Elie Saab (via chrisellelim & glamourmag snapchat)

Chriselle Lim got the red carpet treatment in Cannes, France! Elie Saab treated her to a PINK breakfast. Yes! Pink toast, pancakes, crepes, milk and an assortment of sweets :D She got her makeup done! Wore Elie Saab during her stay there. Oh Chriselle, can we trade places!?! LOL

NEW Too Faced Concealer (via toofacedsnaps snapchat)

As one who loves Too Faced's Born This Way Foundation, I was happy to hear they are coming out with concealers to match. My favorite right now is Urban Decay's Naked Skin Concealer, but I'm also hearing NARS Concealer is really good. Can't wait to try...

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators (via LauraGellerBeauty snapchat)

Last year, Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey was a super hit! She's added more to the collection! I'll have a review on Gilded Honey and Peach Glow later this week. Below is an event that took place this week.

NEW Tarte Blushes (via tartecosmetics snapchat)

Tarte is coming out with new blushes! Don't know the names. Don't know when they're coming out, but aren't they pretty!?! I love the neutral tones. Tarte is also coming out with Shape Tape! It's a concealer, that's suppose to work great for dry under eyes :)

NEW Physicians Formula Touch Of Blur (via pfccosmetics snapchat)

Touch of Blur by Physicians Formula really impressed me with their swatches. It's suppose to blur out fine lines, wrinkles, pores, imperfections, uneven texture, signs of fatigue. Hmmm...
Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Pores, Imperfections, Uneven Texture, and Signs of Fatigue. - See more at: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/concealers/06665.html#sthash.Zo21PZ92.dpuf
Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Pores, Imperfections, Uneven Texture, and Signs of Fatigue. - See more at: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/concealers/06665.html#sthash.Zo21PZ92.dpuf

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop (@beccacosmetics snapchat & @trendmood instagram)

I know I talked about this collaboration and collection briefly last week, but here are some swatches I thought would be helpful. Sephora did a SURPRISE VERY LIMITED pre-release of the blush palette. It sold out within 1 hour! Don't dismay! You'll have a second chance on May 26th (Sephora Online), but stay on top of it because MANY did not get it. Like moi!

Laduree Pastry Terms

I thought this Laduree Pastry Terms list was interesting! Always wanted to know what a Millefeuille was LOL

The Beverly Hills Regent Wilshire (via jessicaradloff snapchat)

Afternoon tea in Beverly Hills! Afternoon Tea at the Beverly Hills Regent Wilshire! Yes, please! I always enjoy looking at tea set ups from different hotels. So cute! Plus, Jessica Radloff showcased the site where the snobby sales associate was ummm SNOBBY to Vivian (Julia Roberts) in the movie Pretty Woman.

Henri Bendel X Career Code

Yes! Another tea! This time at Henri Bendel's! It was in honor of the Career Code. Lots of great advice given and treats too :)

Carolina Herrera Exhibit (via whowhatwear.com snapchat)

Did you know about the Carolina Herrera Exhibit in Savannah, Georgia? Me neither! LOL How cute was Herrera on her first trip to Paris? There's also a great picture of her mother and Ohh La La the gowns!

Magnum Ice Cream NYC Opening (via glamourmag snapchat)

Did someone say ice cream? There was a big opening for Magnum Ice Cream in NYC! Hailey Baldwin was there. I've never tried a Magnum Ice Cream Bar. They always look so good!

Covergirl x Katy "Kat" Perry Matte Lipsticks (via covergirlxo snapchat)

Covergirl and Katy Perry collaborated again. This time coming out with a collection of matte lipsticks. Not very interested in this collection, but I thought the swatches would be helpful to those that are. 

NYX Liquid Suede Swatches (via nyxcosmetics snapchat)

Fall lipsticks are making a sneak peek. If you're interested in BOLD COLOR lipsticks, then here are the swatches for NYX Liquid Suede. 

Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil x Charli XCX (via makeupforever snapchat)

This was a collaboration with Charli XCX! When I first saw them, I was like WOW ... That's a lot of eye pencils. HaHaHa They are waterproof! They poured water and rubbed. Didn't budge! Thought that was impressive. Here are the colors:

Popsugar's Quick & Easy Pre-Workout Snacks (via popsugar snapchat)

Looking for a pre-workout snack that will satisfy and give you energy? Popsugar to the rescue! They give you 3 options below. Happy Snacking!

Popsugar's Drink This For The Best Night Sleep (via popsugar snapchat)

Are you drinking the wrong things at night? You could be! Check out what Popsugar suggests below.