July 3, 2015
I was browsing the Sephora website this morning over breakfast and came across a brand new lip oil from Sephora Collection called Oil Infusion Color & Care ($14). I'm crazy about my YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil (see my review here), but it's expensive at $32 and not all that pigmented so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is a (more pigmented) dupe! Let's take a look...
I don't know about you guys, but I don't let my hair air dry unless it's in a bun or braid or something. Letting it air dry when it's down is just a bad, bad idea. I've watched countless YouTube videos on ways to let your hair air dry into "sexy beachy waves" or "effortless tousled texture"...yeah, ok. Each and every time, my hair turns into a limp, lifeless, rumpled thing that just hangs there and doesn't just look frizzy, it looks fuzzy. So unless I want to wear a bun/ponytail/braid every single day for the next few months, I have to blowdry my hair which is the last thing I want to do when it's 90 degrees.
But maybe not, according to Bumble & Bumble, who have just introduced a brand new hair styling creme called Don't Blow It ($14 for 2 oz. or $30 for 5oz.at Sephora). Let's take a look at the claims!
According to Sephora.com, Don't Blow It is "a first-of-it's-kind hair cream that enhances texture and body for the perfect air dried style" and promises to give you a great air-dried hair day without the heat or hassle. It contains lightweight polymers to boost your hair's natural texture and add bounce, while a plant-based conditioning blend keeps your hair hydrated and soft.
Considering that my husband has been teasing me lately about my "librarian hair", I may have to give my bun a rest and pick up a bottle of this to try.
Do you ever struggle with air drying your hair or do you have any secrets you'd like to share? Do tell!
Don't Blow It can be found at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
July 2, 2015
OMG, I am so excited to let you guys know that Ulta is now carrying my favorite UK brand, Makeup Revolution! When I started writing this, there were a couple of products but they're adding more and more as we speak so hopefully they'll all be available soon. So if you haven't ordered yet because you don't want to pay the $12 overseas shipping, well, now you don't have to! Thank you so much to reader Amanda D. on Twitter for letting me know!
The Iconic 1 Redemption Palette ($9.99)
Here's a few of my favorites:
L'Oreal La Lacque Lip Pen ($9.99 at drugstores) is a re-release for Summer 2015 (it was originally released in a limited edition back in 2013) along with the Le Matte Lip Pens, which I reviewed the other day- see that post here). There are five shades of each and while they are a bit on the pricier side for a drugstore lip product, they have been going on sale for 50% off lately, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
|L'Oreal La Lacque Lip Pen in Choco-lacque|
July 1, 2015
The Amope Pedi Perfect ($49.95 at drugstores) is the ultimate tool to get your feet super smooth this summer and I have 2 of them to give away to my Instagram followers!
So head on over to my Instagram page to find out how to enter. I'll choose two winners at random on July 4th at 11:59pm EST. Good luck to everyone who enters!
June 30, 2015
IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer ($48 at Ulta) is a hydrating primer and anti-aging serum in one that contains over 50 good-for-your-skin ingredients. I'm a primer junkie and I have yet to see one that has this many fantastic ingredients inside...actually, I don't even think some of my high-priced skincare serums have this much anti-aging technology inside. Let's take a closer look and I'll get into the ingredients more in-depth.
|IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer|
L'oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lipcolour Stick ($9.99 at drugstores) is a recently re-released matte lipstick in a twist-up pencil form. These originally came out back in 2013 and they were limited edition, so I never got the chance to try them. Now that they're back, I was a little disappointed that they only released five shades! Also, they're pretty expensive for a drugstore lip product, so I only purchased one to try before I commit to more. Let's take a closer look!
|L'oreal Le Matte Lipcolour in She's So Matte|