Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Valentia Skin Care: Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer Review

Sent for review via Brand Backer on behalf of Valentia


Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is a light-weight non-greasy moisturizer that hydrates, and brightens your skin with natural ingredients like Kojic Acid that help with reducing the appearance of dark spots, and uneven skin tone.

I've been fortunate to try many products from Valentia's brand. I really like all of them, but I think I found my new favorite moisturizer from their line. The reason I say this is because the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is infused with one of my favorite ingredients Kojic Acid. Kojic Acid is a natural brightening agent that's not harsh on the skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, melasma, and even freckles.


Plus the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer has a nice light-weight feel that absorbs into your skin quickly without making your skin feel sticky, or greasy. The Valentia Pure Glow Moisturizer is perfect for anyone that wants a beautiful natural glow and wants to improve the appearance of skin. For those of you like me that have acne, or acne scarring using a moisturizer like Valentia Pure Glow is ideal since it does help even your skin tone, and helps brighten at the same time.

I've been using Valentia Pure Glow for 3 weeks and my skin looks better than it did a month ago. My skin looks brighter, more even, and I don't need to use a ton of makeup to hide my imperfections. My favorite thing to do now since using Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is to apply the moisturizer to my face, primer, some blush and lipstick and I'm ready to get things done.


Not only does the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer brightens and even skin tone, it also helps reduce the look of fine lines under your eyes, or any where on your face. I noticed the skin under my eyes looks more hydrated since using Valentia Pure Glow, and looks smoother even after I choose to apply concealer or foundation.

Here are the key ingredients inside the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer:

  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes and plumps skin from within.
  • Kojic Acid Controls melanin production and helps prevents dark spots.
  • Ginseng Fights wrinkles, firms collagen, and brightens skin
  • Safflower Oil Protects and repairs skin
  • Shea Butter Nourishes skin
Overall, I really like the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin, helps brighten, and hydrate my skin making it look more luminous. Plus I don't have to wear a ton of makeup like I use to, unless I want to #beautyaddictproblems

If you're interested in trying out the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer it retails on sale for $25 and is available for purchase on Amazon dot com or Valentia's online store.

For more product information, or to find out about Valentia's new skin care releases give them a follow via Facebook or Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/valentianatural/
www.facebook.com/valentiabeauty

What do you think of Valentia's Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer?


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Profusion: Highlight & Contour Cream Stick Kit

 sent for review via Profusion Insider

The Profusion Highlight & Contour Cream Stick is a kit that features 3 easy to use cream sticks that help highlight, contour, and illuminate your skin.

Thoughts:

I'm not one to contour my face everyday, but I think Profusion's new Highlight & Contour cream stick kit has changed my mind. This kit is so easy to use and comes with everything you need to easily highlight, contour, and warm up your skin with 3 creamy sticks. Inside the kit you get a highlighter, contour, bronzer, plus a bonus blender sponge.



The packaging is really nice since you can take all three sticks on the go for easy touch ups or to replace a big/bulky contouring palette. Each stick has a nice creamy consistency that makes it super easy to contour your face. I love that the sticks are basically doing the job for you and you don't have to work hard or be too precise when you apply each creamy stick to your face.

They all blend into the skin seamlessly and there are no harsh lines, or marks left on the areas that you want to define and sculpt.  I have noticed that after I apply the cream sticks they do make my skin feel a bit sticky, but in this case I don't mind it. I like the fact that once I apply a setting powder the product adheres to the skin better making makeup last longer.


I also love the fact that the bonus blender sponge Profusion provides you with is so much better than the sponge in the Correct & Conceal Kit (honest review here) The blender sponge feels so much softer, not too dense, and once you wet it, it easily blends in the cream sticks without absorbing any of the product.



I think that the Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit is perfect for any beginner, or beauty enthusiast that's on a budget and wants to achieve the perfect contour technique without spending too much money.

Overall:

The quality of the Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit is surprisingly amazing! I love that you can achieve a natural looking highlight and contour that's perfect for everyday. I really like this kit and I'm so glad I got the chance to try it.

Price/avialibility:

The Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase on the Profusion Cosmetics online store.

Question:

Do you use any beauty products to highlight and contour your features?


*Sent for review via Profusion Beauty Insider. However, all the opinions expressed are honest and my own.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

BH Cosmetics: Forever Nude Sculpt And Glow Palette Review (YouTube)




Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Contour Kit in light/medium. I've had this palette in my makeup collection for close to 2 years and decided it was time to talk about. I love it and in my YouTube video I explain why. I hope that you enjoy watching. What are your favorite BH Cosmetics beauty products? Feel free to comment below.







Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Makeup Revolution: Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette Review (YouTube)



The Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 is a rose gold ultra blush palette that features 8 blushes in one sleek black mirrored case.



Thoughts:

I was so excited to purchase the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette. I was eyeing it for a while, and when I saw that Ulta had it on sale for 25% off I decided it was time to buy it. I love rose gold and that's one of the reasons I purchased it, but also because I kept seeing so many swatches of it on Instagram. The palette is absolutely gorgeous, but it's not exactly what I hoped it would be. 



The Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette comes with 2 matte/semi-matte blushes, and 6 highly pigmented baked blushes. The 2 matte/semi-matte blushes are not as pigmented, and when you apply them on to your cheeks you have to build up the color to get the color intensity you desire. Once you build up the color, your blush ends up looking patchy with your skin peaking through. It looks so uneven, and totally not cute.

As for the 6 baked blushes, they are so beautiful and highly pigmented. I definitely think that instead of Makeup Revolution calling them baked blushes, they should be called baked highlighters. They are amazing as highlighters, and you can even mix the colors together to get a unique highlight for your skin tone. Unlike the blushes, the baked "highlighters" apply evenly, and not patchy with the exception of one. The deeper more coppery shade does apply a bit patchy, and is difficult to blend once you apply it to your cheeks.

Here are swatches:


Aren't they gorgeous? I love the colors, but some of the colors like I mentioned above apply unevenly leaving your skin looking patchy. I definitely like to use the matte/satin-matte blushes and the coppery "highlighter" shade as eye shadows instead of using them on my cheeks.

Overall, I like the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette as highlighters, and not blushes. I will purchase more from the Makeup Revolution Brand, but I will definitely read online reviews, or watch reviews on YouTube to determine which product from their line I will try next.

The Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette retails for $10 and is available for purchase at Ulta.

What do you think of the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Ultra Blush Palette?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nicka K Electric Summer Giveaway "Unboxing" (YouTube)


Hey beauty lovers! I decided to film the prize I won from the Nicka K Electric Summer Giveaway that they hosted on instagram. I'm so excited that I won (thank you Nicka k) and wanted to share what I got. Plus I will soon be hosting a giveaway, since I reached 1000 plus followers on instagram and 100 subscribers on YouTube. I Hope that you enjoy watching!





Friday, September 2, 2016

Lorac: Pink Champagne Eye And Cheek Palette Review


The Lorac Pink Champagne Eye and Cheek Palette is a limited edition Amazon exclusive palette that features 4 eye shadows, a highlighter, blush, and bronzer.

Thoughts:

I can't believe that I purchased this beautiful palette around February, and I haven't used it until just recently in the middle and end of August. This beauty comes with everything you need to create beautiful neutral, or smoky eyes. Plus the highlighter, and bronzer can also be used as eye shadows so it's a mini multi-tasking palette. Because this is my first Lorac eye product I can't compare it to any other Lorac shadows, so I think this palette is the perfect introduction to their brand.


Packaging:

I love the packaging since it's small enough for you take it with you on trips, or for easy touch-ups since it includes a nicely sized mirror. The only down-side to the packaging is the fact that it can get dirty easily. The Lorac Pink Champagne palette is covered in a soft pink fabric so when you swirl your eye shadow or blush brushes into the powders, some of the powders transfer to the fabric making it get dirty.

Eye Shadows:

Moving on, you get 3 matte eye shadows, and one satin-shimmer shade. The colors are beautiful and perfect for everyday. I always here that Lorac shadows are so buttery, and they are with the exception of the deep mahogany shade. The texture is a bit rough, but when you apply it to your lids, it's so pigmented and blends beautifully.

Overall, I love the matte shades because they are one of the most pigmented, and blend able matte shades I own. The gold satin-shimmer shade in this palette is okay in pigment, but you can build up the color to get the color intensity you are looking for. It's a beautiful gold, but it's nothing that really wowed me.

I love that the eye shadows blend well together, and that they last a long time on your lids even without a  primer. I also like that the eye shadows in the Lorac Pink Champagne palette don't crease on my lids, which is something that I experience with other shadows since I have hooded lids.


Highlighter/Blush/Bronzer:

The highlighter in this palette is gorgeous. It's the perfect pearly luminizer for your face, but I think that some beauty lovers in a deeper skin tone may not like it since it's so pearly white. You can still make it work by mixing it with the gold satin-shimmer eye shadow, or just use the pearly highlighter as an eye shadow/eye brightener.

I really love the blush because it's matte, and the perfect rosy color for my skin tone. It applies evenly, and blends nicely without looking streaky. I'm so picky with my blushes, especially because I feel like after you apply foundation you lose some of your skin's healthy flush. Blush brings it all back and makes you look alive! This blush is perfect, and I really like it, plus a little goes along way since it's super pigmented.

The bronzer in this palette is perfection! I love how smooth it feels, and most importantly the way that it warms up my face. It is not too light or dark so it's the perfect light-medium warm bronzer. I really like it. You can also use it to contour if you like, but because it is not a cool-tone bronzer I just like to use it to give my skin a sun-kissed glow.

Swatches/beauty look:



Overall:

I love the Lorac Pink Champagne Eye and Cheek palette! Like I mentioned above it is the perfect introduction to their brand, or if you're like me to their shadows. I think it is the perfect gift for any makeup beginner, or beauty lover.

Price/availability:

The Lorac Pink Champagne Eye and Cheek Palette retails for an affordable price of $19 and is available for purchase exclusively on the amazon dot com online store.

What do you think of the Lorac Pink Champagne Eye and Cheek Palette?