4 Ways To Use Light Around Your Home

Saturday, September 23, 2017

When you are designing your home, you should consider the power of light. Making the most of light can help to create an illusion of space. It can also introduce more positive energy into your property. Not only this, but it can help to keep you safe and to improve your quality of living. Why not take a walk around your home? Make a note of all the ways that you could be using light more effectively. If you are struggling for inspiration, you will need to read on. Below are four ways to use light around your home.

Keeping your property safe

Light can play an essential part in keeping your property safe. For example, you could install LED light fixtures that will make it clear when someone is on your property. It will also help you to move around the outside of your home at night safely. A pitch black exterior is a perfect environment for burglars to work in. It allows them to go in, and out, of your property unnoticed. However, the installation of an automatic bright light is a fantastic deterrent.

Helping you to relax

When you are looking to unwind, light is an important part of the process. Harsh, bright lights will make it difficult for you to fully relax. That is why you should consider installing dimmer switches. They will allow you to have complete control over the lighting in your home. It will be perfect for those nights when you need just enough light to read, but not so much that you still feel wide awake. You could also purchase lots of candles and put them in relaxation spaces, such as your bathroom or bedroom. The gentle flickering of a flame is the perfect way to create a peaceful atmosphere.

Increasing your positive vibes

Studies have shown that natural light is a fantastic way to improve your mood. While dimly lit rooms can leave you feeling tired and depressed, rooms filled with natural light can immediately raise your spirits. If you want to go all out, you could install folding doors that open up the back of your property. However, a smaller step could be the installation of a skylight. Even just remembering to open up your blinds, on a regular basis, will make a huge difference. All of your time and effort will be worth it, once you begin to see results.

Offering practical assistance

If you are someone who loves to lead a luxurious lifestyle, you should explore the various uses of light. For instance, you could install a heat light in your kitchen. This investment is an ingenious way to control the temperature of your food and would suit any top of the range kitchens. You could also install display lights over the paintings in your home. You won’t use them every day, but they will be extremely impressive if you decide to show off your artwork to visitors.

Too Faced Cosmetics Peaches And Cream Collection Review & Swatches

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I reviewed the Too Faced I Want Kandee Collection earlier this week. Today, I'm reviewing the Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection. This is a HUGE collection! What you see here is only half of it! LOL This collection also boasts primer, foundation, setting powder, and setting spray. I didn't purchase those, because they all have a MATTE formula. So I don't know how well they would work with my dry skin. The next time I go to Sephora, I will sample them and see. I'm happy to say, I love this collection. I'm really not surprised that I do, because the beginning of this year I reviewed their Sweet Peach Collection and loved it as well (the colors really complimented me). The packaging for this collection compared to the Sweet Peach one seems a lot more grown up! Yes, there is the peach design, but the cartoon peaches with smiley faces have disappeared. This just seems a lot more classier, but still cute.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)


Too Faced Bronzed Peach in Toasted Peach $30 - Supersweet

I've always been impressed with Too Faced Bronzers (I have all of them in my collection), but all of them were powders. With this collection, Too Faced has introduced a cream bronzer (Toasted Peach). I swear I wanted to take a bite, because it looks like milk chocolate candy. This creamy bronzer is a true milk chocolate brown that has tiny gold specks in it. It's very beautiful. I'm wearing only foundation & concealer below. I added Toasted Peach as a contour (around the perimeter of my face, nose & cheeks). I blended it with a beauty blender. I felt it really blended well with the rest of my makeup. The gold gives your skin a nice healthy glow (nothing sparkly about it). The next time I use this, I think I will use it strictly as a bronzer, because used as a contour it just blends away (which defeats the purpose). I think this would compliment many skintones, but for paler tones it may come off "muddy". The packaging is very chic! It's a metallic chocolate brown peach with gold leaf & script. This compact has a mirror and the peach scent smells so good. I love it.

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Matte Bronzer $30 - Sweet

Another bronzer? Yes! The Sweetie Pie Bronzer is the one everyone went crazy over! Who wouldn't with it's baked pie lattice crust design!?! It looks like a pie fresh out of the oven. The Sweetie Pie Bronzer is composed of three (3) different color shades. It looks like a bronzer, highlighter & blush in ONE! Many people were worried about sparkle & color all over there face. I was too! But if you look at my hand swatch of all three (3) blended together, you'll see all blend beautifully. I applied it as a blush on my cheeks below. It's very beautiful! But one swirl on the cheeks is enough. Put too much and your cheeks will look like burnt toast ;) I also tried this all over my face! The pink does not overpower the bronzer! But again, one swipe on each area of the face is enough! Use sweetie pie with a light hand and dusting. You don't need much. This compact has a mirror and the scent is peachy!

Too Faced Melting Powder Blush in Pinch My Peach $30 - Supersweet

There are six (6) shades of blushes in the Peaches and Cream Collection. I picked Pinch My Peach for it's peachy hue. This is a cream blush that turns into a powder. I was worried about that at first, but it never feels powdery. It's a beautiful shade both swatched and on my cheeks. It really gives you a fresh, youthful glow & color. I'm also interested in Spiced Peach, but wanted to see if I liked the formula of this one before I purchased another. This compact has a mirror and the blush has a wonderful freshly picked peach scent.

Too Faced Peach Frost in Happy Face $30 - Sweet

Peach Frost in Happy Face is called a highlighter, but it performs more like strobing (where you're adding LIGHT to the face).  I added this cream highlighter to the bridge of my nose, cheeks, cupids bow and chin. You can see how it added light to my face. If you want a highlighter, then I would go with one of Too Faced's Love Lights. This blended really well with my other makeup and gives off a nice effect.

Too Faced Peach Blur $30 - Bittersweet

Ok. Peach Blur is an all over finishing powder to help smooth harsh lines and imperfections. Well, it does! But it kind of does it too well! LOL All the makeup that I applied to my face up to this point was literally MINIMIZED when I applied this! Just look at my picture below! You barely see any bronzer or blush! Blur, BLURRED IT ALL OUT! HaHaHa Yes, it looks like I have soft fresh face ... but I want to see some of the makeup I applied! So, I will have to see how I can use this in the future.

Too Faced Sunday Funday (Warm Nude) Lipstick $21 - Sweet

I purchased three (3) lipsticks in the collection. All have a matte formula. I know! I was worried as well. But let me say, I absolutely love these. They're matte, but they are so creamy and easy to wear. They never caked or cracked up. They felt creamy on my lips. I was deterred when I initially swatched them on my hands, but when I wore them it was a different story. This is Sunday Funday! How cute is that name? It is a Warm Nude (light pink/beige-brown nude).

Too Faced Sex On The Peach (Spiced Mauve) Lipstick $21 - Sweet 

Next we have Sex On The Peach! How about that name? HaHaHa This is a Spiced Mauve! I've embraced mauve shades in the last couple of years. I love this one as well and can also see me pairing it with a gloss. Maybe Kylie's Gloss in Like. Maybe one of my Anastasia Beverly Hill lip glosses.

Too Faced Got Peach? (Terracotta Peach) Lipstick $21 - Sweet

My favorite out the bunch is Got Peach! It's a dark brownish orange! For me, it just brightens my complexion and lifts me up. It's a very beautiful color. The only thing like this that I have in my collection is OFRA Miami Fever. Lime Crime Penny. Beauty Bakerie Cinnamon Roll. Kylie Pumpkin. Beauty Bakerie Ginger Snap. Ok, well that's all I can think of now. LOL But they all have different finishes. Some metallic. Some matte. Some glossy.

Too Faced Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette $45 - Supersweet

And finally! Peachy Matte Eye Shadow. I am so proud at the job did on this Too Faced eye shadow palette! I was so worried when it said MATTE. Let's step back in time for a second! I loved the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette, but when they came out with the Natural Matte one I hated it. When I purchased their Christmas in New York Chocolate Shop Palette I loved the metallics, but hated the mattes. Well something has changed! Because the eye shadows are super pigmented, apply well and blend effortlessly. I even like that white shade! It has pigmentation and is not chalky! I swatched everything on my hand (using smashbox primer) and also found some swatches online so you can see it compared to other skin tones. On my eyes, I used Sweet Tea (all over), Peach Cobbler in my crease, Freshly Picked in my outer v, Peach Tart as a liner on my upper lash line and Chocolate Dipped as a liner on my lower lash line. It's really so beautiful. The colors are a little different from my Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. I can probably use it in conjunction with it, since there are no shimmers in this one. I love BOTH! I'm also waiting for Tarte's highly anticipated Toasted Palette. Haven't heard anything about dates.