29 May 2015

Lash Round-Up ~ Best Mascaras: Summer 2015

Summer has (un)officially begun and as the temperatures rise, every girl needs the power to create a cool breeze with a mere batting of her luscious lashes. Today, I'm looking at three new mascaras that promise larger than life lashes and I'll tell you which ones will give you eye-catching results and which ones should get the side-eye. On the beauty bench are:

The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara from Covergirl

Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara from butter LONDON

Roller Lash from Benefit Cosmetics

Best Mascara Summer 2015
Volume is the watch word for lashes this summer and beauty brands are granting great lashes by waving their magic wands. In other words, it's all about the brush. With curved stems, flat panel edges, long and short bristles and some that resemble medieval fighting sticks, a girl has got to bone up on her application techniques to get what she wants. Fortunately, most brands are happy to oblige and provide detailed instructions on how to use their newly reinvented wheels so let's dive in to see who delivers on their promises.

22 April 2015

Neutrogena Naturals Cleansing Towelettes - Review

Happy Earth Day Beauties! In celebration of Mother Earth, I'm excited to tell you about Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes; a water-free way to keep your face clean and beautiful.
Neutrogena Naturals Cleansing Towelettes Review
Join the Neutrogena #WipeForWater Movement.

This Earth Month, Neutrogena Naturals is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to help save water. With the western U.S. facing serious drought conditions, this partnership couldn't have come at a better time. The average U.S. household wastes about 10,000 gallons of water every year and every day, about five of those gallons are used for washing your face. Luckily, Neutrogena has figured out a way to save those gallons and also keep you at your beautiful best.

11 March 2015

Influenster Refresh VoxBox ~ Unboxed

I was very excited to crack open the Influenster Refresh VoxBox because it arrived just in time for spring when we're all coming out of hibernation and looking forward to more sun and more socializing. This box covers all the bases and is chock full of products to freshen your beauty routine, your diet and your all-important smile. Here's what's inside:
  • Covergirl UltraSmooth Foundation
  • L'Occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream
  • Montagne Jeunesse Black Seaweed Peel Off Face Masque
  • Listerine Pocketpaks
  • DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks & Fun Flossers
  • Beanitos Chips
  • Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar
  • Orgain Certified Organic Nutritional Shakes
Influenster Refresh VoxBox contents

Refresh VoxBox contents




BEAUTY

COVERGIRL UltraSmooth Foundation
First up is the new Covergirl UltraSmooth Foundation. This foundation-meets-skincare product promises to smooth away blemishes, redness and uneven skin tone with a special applicator that even helps smooth fine facial hair. UltraSmooth Foundation offers medium coverage and comes in 12 shades from Ivory to Soft Sable.

Covergirl UltraSmooth hair smoothing foundation
COVERGIRL UltraSmooth Foundation in Classic Tan

03 March 2015

L'Oreal Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme

I'm in an official straight hair phase. I wear my hair straight in the fall and winter because it's impossible to keep my naturally curly hair straight in the summer, humidity in NY being what it is. But, with straight strands comes the risk of heat damage and there are few things worse for curly girls than too much heat. Blow dryers and flat irons wreak havoc on fragile curls, causing dryness, breakage and frizz. Enter heat protectants. I don't let appliances near my hair without them and today I'm taking a look at Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme from L'Oreal.


L'Oreal Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme


L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Creme

Product Claims
Instantly penetrates to silken and straighten with nourishing care. Helps ease blow-drying and flat-ironing as it protects from heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Tames over-worked, unmanageable hair. When used with the shampoo and conditioner, it helps control frizz for up to 72 hours.

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