Sample Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream by iT Cosmetics|Beautylish

 

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I want to give a shout out to a wonderful friend¬†I¬†met on facebook, Jenny who shared this amazing link,¬†Beautylish. All I got to do is enter their promotion for free sample and that’s it. I don’t have to follow or comment 30 pages like giveaway do.Here is the¬†thing, I know I’m not a¬†person who will win any giveaway or to enter giveaways are too much work … I don’t jump the gun, I tried and been there ¬†but with no luck. If cosmetic brands want to send me BEAUTY samples, don’t mind I do –¬†¬†it’s right up my alley, lol!

Anyways, two weeks later I received a small parcel in the mail box. Tell you the truth, I sort of forgotten about it and was taken by surprise. I have short memory span which grew with age.

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This¬†product I received for free¬†from Beautylish. As a matter of fact, I remembered receiving¬†IT CC+ cream in Medium shade sample in my previous Ipsy bag. It’s a travel size sample¬†that comes¬†with a cute black velvet pouch. To read more on the review I did in my previous post, you can click the link here.

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The color Medium, it’s a perfect match for me. Hurray!¬†I totally love this CC+ cream by IT Cosmetics and¬†if medium is not your color,¬†there¬†are¬†several color options.

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It applies flawlessly. I usually just use my fingers which saves me time since I don’t have to wash my foundation brush as often. It goes on evenly and I love how smooth my skin feels.

It has an amazing consistency and it blends very well. Love love the coverage with end result skin looking flawless.

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It contains SPF50+ which is a big deal for day wear.¬†I would say, it’s the most efficient in the market.¬†Speaking of which, this covers better than any tinted moisturizer I’ve used and as well as many liquid foundations.

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I just need to put this out to all of you, this CC cream has a¬†high tag on it but I’d be totally open to buying it since it really works amazing on me. I get so many compliments on my skin.

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Overall, I don’t only like ¬†but love the finish on this. Very natural–not matte or dewy at all–and gives my skin a bit of a glow.¬†This product is amazing to me!

If you haven’t tried this product before from IT Cosmetics, then head over to Beautylish.com¬†¬†or IT Cosmetics website to check them out. Try the tester and do color swatch n-store. You don’t have to take my word for it, try it yourself and let me know what you think.

I’m not affiliated with Beautylish or any affiliated companies whatsoever. It’s my appreciation to thank both my good friend, Jenny and Beautylish for this sample gift.

Which products have you acquired from IT Cosmetics and totally fall head over toes for it? I love to hear your comments in the comment section below.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next one, STAY GORGEOUS!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Winged Eyeliner For Beginners 101

Okay, I got to put this put for all my friends here that some of you may know that I’m no beauty artist by profession but I love talking about beauty and obsessed with makeup.

Winged Line has got to the most unpredictable thing in makeup. You never know what shape you’ll end up with. One wrong move & you’ll have to think of ways to make it look right. I thought I’d share with you how I’ve been doing mine, because I think it’s almost mistake-proof.¬†I’ve received many compliments from friends who commented on my winged liner over the past few posts. I wanted to express my thanks, you know who you are. This is how¬†Winged Eyeliner for Beginners 101¬†begins.

This post is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn¬†how¬†to¬†do a winged liner. Doing a winged liner is pretty tricky at first but once you’ve mastered it, it’ll come to you naturally.

By the way, this is how I lined my eyes in the Starlooks Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen. It’s a sample product which I received from my August Ipsy Glam Bag. You can use any liquid eyeliner pen for that matter.

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So, here’s a step-by-step tutorial:

  1. Apply eyeshadow on lid. Here I used a pink fuchsia shade on lid and purple on the crease. Start by using the eyeliner to draw a thin line on the outer corner as shown on picture on the far right. Like so.
  2. Then lining from center of lid towards the outer corner, stop after drawing 1/2 ” or so- as shown.
  3. Continue to line straight out. Make sure the end doesn’t exceed the end of your eyebrow tail.
  4. Now join from the outer end and bring it into the middle lash line of your eye.
  5. Line the rest of your eye starting from center to the inner corner. Try to make it thinner as it goes in.
  6. Time to fill inside the lines now& tightline¬†the inner part of your eye now, so there’s no visible gaps.
  7. DONE!

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Winged Eyeliner Final Look.

It’s up to you whether you want to line the lower lash line or not. I prefer not to do it.¬†Lastly, I applied mascara on top & bottom lashes. But if you¬†like, continue with¬†your favorite falsies. Et voila! Hope this helps.

Quote taken from Melt Cosmetics “If you can¬†handle liquid liner. You can¬†handle anything¬†life throws at you”.

What do you think of this winged eyeliner tutorial. Is this helpful. I love to hear your comments.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Tarte Lipsurgence & Ofra Lip Liner|Review

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In this month’s¬†Ipsy Glam Bag that I received recently (full detailed post hit here), I got a sample size of Tarte Energy Lipsurgence and a regular¬†Ofra Lip liner Pencil which I’m going to talk in more detail as you scroll down.

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Here¬†is the Opra Lip Liner in the shade Wine with net wt: 0.04 oz. This pencil is very effective in drawing nice curve lip lines and for filling in the lips. The texture is neither too buttery or dry. In terms of consistency in formula, I’ll give a 4/5 rating because of the awesome shade, pigmentation, formula and the matte finish.

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The texture of the Tarte Energy Lipsurgence is very easy to apply. Sample size net wt: 1.5 ml. Made in Italy. It’s not overly goopy or sticky like a gloss might be. The applicator has a flat on it and I really¬†like how it applies on my lips.The lipsurgence may feel a little heavier at first but very moisturizing and kissable! ‚̧

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Who doesn’t love this houndstooth bag? Too cute the design and I saw pencil mug and notepad that has the same houndstooth¬†on it while I was shopping for school suppliers at Walmart last weekend. I personally think it’s very trendy to use it as a pencil case if you’re a college or university students.

For a full tutorial of how to rock a gorgeous lips in this post, continue reading!

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Want to know how to applying lip liner and lip gloss¬†like a pro? Today, I’ll show you how I apply the lip liner¬†and¬†lipsurgence¬†routine using ipsy bag¬†products only.¬†I have pictures showing¬†you how it’s done. Et voila!

From bare lips on the top right to the finishing look which looks very moisturizing and I really love this color shade and the formula. I’m in love with both the Ofra lip liner and Tarte Lipsurgence. They both work so amazing together and I’m pleased for this month’s Ipsy Bag!

I highly recommend these to those of you who love a pretty and moisturizing lips ūüėÄ

Which is your favorite product you received from this month’s glam bag? Don’t forget to leave your comments down below.

Hope you enjoy & thanks for reading! muak!

Sharon xoxo

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Ipsy Glam Bag For August|Unbagged

 

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It’s the time of the month where many beauty bag subscribers get excited to receive their Ipsy Glam Bag. This month’s theme is “Prep School” since it’s almost time for back to school!

Wanna see what’s inside my August’s bag? Then let’s just jump right in,¬†I’m having an adrenalin rush!¬†ūüôā

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I’ve to say¬†that I got¬†a great bag this month. It comes with a nice plastic purse with nice plaid uniform design. It’s a sturdy purse that can be used to store school supplies if you’re a college or university students. It’s just an idea but you can obviously keep anything you want.

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Here are five makeup products from my Ipsy glam bag. If you like what you see then you can click here to go to IPSY website to subscribe for your monthly bag. It’s $10/month with different theme according to the season and did I mentioned that shipping is Free for US residents!

From left to right: Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco,  Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Mask, Tarte Lip Surgence. Starlooks Pro Eyeliner Pen and lastly Ofra Lip Liner.

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This Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco by Marc Anthony smells aamazzinggg!!! Love the scents and it doesn’t feels oily at all on my fingers if it make sense. I tried them on the root of my¬†hair (dry) and wow … it gives a silky and healthy hair look finish. I can feel my hair feeling soft. I don’t usually use a lot of hair products but this one I just love it. I got a sample size of 0.7 fl oz.

It deeply penetrates to fortify, protect and condition hair. It contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter hydrate and soften. Whether if you have straight, curly, thin or thick hair Рthis argan oil is available at Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid and drugstores.

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Have you heard of Turmeric and its benefits. Well, here is what I found:- It helps treatment of acne, facial mask for oily and dry skin, treatment of wrinkles and sign of aging.

This Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask I got is pretty neat. It works to help minimize pores and the best part is that it’s¬†cruelty free, 100% vegan and free of parabens and no harsh chemicals.¬†No more fear of looking turmeric¬†yellow that lasts for days.¬†This unique mask is a great instant pick me up! Use this code:¬†IPSY2015 to get 20% off Juara skincare products¬†or go to their website and get your¬†free samples¬†+ $1.99 on shipping.

It doesn’t smells very pleasant¬†but if it works to brighten and minimize pores on my skin, I’ll try to bear with it or maybe not … lol!. Could this¬†be a hit or miss!¬†I’ll keep you posted on this one.

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Ofra Cosmetics Lip Liner in Wine net wt: 0.4 oz is a matte lip liner that goes on smoothly and easily on the lips. You know how much I love matte products and this shade looks so pretty to wear for this fall. If you love a Kylie Jenner lip look, get this lip liner and smudge your lips with it before applying your lipstick and see for yourself a pouty pout lips. No short glass required!

I enjoyed my Ipsy bag a lot more since I know that I’ve been getting many cruelty free products to try and share my thoughts and opinion on. If you like this lip liner, you need to check out more of Ofra website for more cruelty free products. Use this code :¬†OFRALOVESIPSY to get 40% off any¬†purchase.

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Starlooks Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen with net wt: 0.2oz in Black. This felt tipped pen makes it impeccably easy to create flawless eye lines of any variety be it for day, evening or anytime in between. Available in 3 shades of Black, Brown and Eggplant for $19.00 online and get 20% off using the code: IPSY.

It applies smoothly and dries quickly. So, it’s a good eyeliner to wear on the go. No smudges and say goodbye to raccoon eyes.

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Lastly, is the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Energy (Custom Pink). Net wt: 0.05 oz in sample size and the full size is valued for CN$23.00. You may see that the shade is bright and scary but it wasn’t as bright as it looks on lips. It has the best moisture by far and it keeps my lips hydrated for many hours. It feels a little heavy though¬†and a little sticky but love the¬†hydration part.

It says here on the website that “This skintuitive‚ĄĘ formula responds to your skin‚Äôs natural pH and energy, giving you a personalized tint that is truly your own unique shade”. So yay for that!

What do you think of this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag? Which of the product are similar to yours? I love to know what you get in your bag on the comment section below.

Awesome ends here!

Thank you as always for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review – Shadow Crayon

 

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Hey gorgeous! How is it going? Today, I’ll be just talking about this Shadow Crayon by TreStique. I got this cute mini product in my Ipsy June Glam Bag and if you like to read my unbagging, simply click here.

To be honest, I haven’t heard of this brand before and there were¬†some¬†interesting cosmetic brands with¬†amazing¬†quality out there and until today I’m hooked to my Ipsy monthly beauty bag. I find that it’s cool to be opened for an opportunity to try new products from¬†different brands which you might not be able to find depending on¬†where you live. Right! So, cool concept! Thumbs up Ipsy! For beginners or newcomers to my blog, if you want to learn more about their beauty subscription, I’ll put a link below.

Okay, enough of my rambling, let’s get started :-

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If you have heard of TreStique, please leave your comment below! Sorry, I sort of jump before the cart, but that’s how excited I am about this brand.

I got mine in Venetian Gold net wt: 0.02 oz and there must be like six other pretty shades. Online $26.00 for regular size shadow pencil that comes with a shadow smudger. As a sample from Ipsy, we got the top portion of this bad boy. Here is the picture from TreStique website to share how the actual shadow crayon is.

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This is a rounded smudger made of synthetic rubber and it’s replaceable as needed according to their website for $5.

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On first swatch I was blown away by¬†the formula. It’s super smooth and highly pigmented that I just wished that you¬†can do the color swatch here¬†with me. It’s super blendable and the creamy texture is just freaking amazing. It glides like a dream and with no fall out fuss at all. You can wear it alone as a shadow¬†but¬†I prefer to wear it as a base shadow and finish it by applying them on the center of my eye lids to make it look more pop. For this look, I’m wearing the eyeshadow from The Blushed Nudes palette. I really love this shade combined with my bronzy eye look that I wore yesterday. It lasted for a good 3-4 hours but not 12 hours as claimed on their website.

In my opinion, this is an incredible concept of a shadow crayon and I love the formula and pigmentation but the downside is the price which I find them to be on a steep side.

I think this is a good product but considering the high price, I honestly don’t see myself repurchasing it.

Lastly, here is the link to ipsy if you’re interested to join for $10/month subscription.

Anyways, hope you like and enjoy this review and click like and comment below.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Ipsy July Glam Bag – Unbagged

 

Oh my gosh! Last weekend was freaking hot and I was so happy when it finally rained. It was like 32C and I can practically hear the plants and trees screaming for joy when the first drop of rain drops! Guess what, I’m a plant Whisperer! I can hear them. Well, it wasn’t the most beautiful¬†Sunday but hey I’ll take it any time!

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So, Wednesday finally arrive ¬†and I receive my monthly Ipsy Glam Bag in my mail box. I’m excited to see the actual products since now a days, with the sneak peak and spoiler, let’s just say it wasn’t much of a surprise anymore. I wanted to point this out to you. But, let’s just pretend you didn’t hear my babbling¬†and just focus¬†on the actual unbagging.

As usual there are 5 sample products in the Ipsy Glam Bag. For those of you who just join and follow my post you’ll see my monthly unbagging and reviews that follow.

Anyways, let’s cut to the chase and jump right in.

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I got a City Color HD Loose Powder with net wt: 4.0g. Hold on to your chairs, animal lovers Рthis product is cruelty free. So, yay for that!

It sets your foundation to a smooth and matte finish. This powder contains 100% Silica Powder. Regular price $5.99 for 7.0g.

I’m not a huge fan of loose powder since I’m clumsy at times and I dislike powder floating everywhere whenever I used them. It says on their website that it’s a translucent shade and I’ll report back in my review once I’ve tried it. I’m curious to test the performance if it actually sets everything or helps blur¬†imperfections as claimed by City Color.

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Another cruelty free product to cheer for is this Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner and Shadow in Brown. There are 4 shades available and retail for $16.00.

Honestly, this is my first time hearing this cute name brand and all the products are so adorable. You can check on¬†their other paraben and cruelty free products if you’re cruelty¬†free makeup enthusiasts. I’ll be talking more about this product in my next post.

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Next in the bag is this Coolway Beachy Salt Spray with net wt: 15ml. I’ve received a Coolway hair product before and this time I got this¬†Salt Spray formulated from the dead sea salt. |I don’t know what else to say, except Wow!

It says here that it’s perfect for creating beachy waves and natural styles, for a non-sticky, matte finished look. It has a natural scents of salt when I sprayed it¬†on my hair but anyways I’ll continue using it until I emptied it. My hair doesn’t feel sticky whatsoever and¬†it feels nice. Regular price $12.95 for 3.3 oz on their website.

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Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser with net wt: 25ml and it’s available in regular size of 200ml. It’s good for oily and blemish-prone skin type. And since I’ve dry skin type, I’ll not be using it ūüė¶ but I’ll give it to my daughter to try instead. A ¬†quick note, I love the smell of this fresh cleanser gel, it’s so freaking amazing. I’m curious, so I tried¬†it to wash my hands with and it’s soapy enough with just very little gel.

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Last but not least is the be a … bombshell Lip Balm in French Kiss. Value for $14.00 online with 6 color options.

This is a Light¬†Creamy Pink with a full coverage¬†finish. There is no apparent¬†smell on this lip balm and it feels very creamy on lips. It’s not sticky but you can feel that you’re wearing a lip balm. The light pink color is so faint that you wouldn’t see any color appearance. It’ll leave your lips hydrated all day. Well, I’ll continue wearing it and will report back if I change my mind but as of now I’m liking it.

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This month’s Ipsy Bag comes in¬†a pretty design of waves and the texture of this bag feels like cloth material. I like it!

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Overall, I really like my July’s Glam Bag unbagging and share what’s inside my bag.

How¬†about you? What’s in your bag and if you haven’t subscribe to Ipsy Bag, click here for your monthly beauty subscription for $10/month with free shipping for resident of US. You can cancel anytime!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share the love.

Sharon xoxo

 

Ipsy Makeup Bag – Shea Moisture Review

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Another week of first impression review on this pretty lip stain by Shea Moisture. You can find this product¬†available online at¬†Target’s¬†website¬†but I got this from my ipsy bag. Regular price $9.99 a tube. Available in eight lovely colors from Nude to Vampy shades selection.

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Just look how pretty Sarah is! A Dark Pink/Magenta shade perfect for summer wear, I like it. I love the color swatch on my arm as it looks the same on lips. It gives a lovely satin finish. So yay!

The downside of this lipstick is the scent which is not my favorite smell. It has a strange smell I find it hard to pinpoint ūüė¶

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It’s buttery smooth on texture and it’s¬†moisturizing. This lipstick glides so smoothly and I’m so impressed that this actually comes from a drugstore brand. Further, I tried on the lip color transfer on my hand and as you can see it has very light transfer which is awesome.¬†The color hugs your lips, and stays on half the¬†day.

This lipstick contains Vitamin E and aloe which nourished and protected¬†your lips.¬†Even better? The line is eco-friendly. It’s also paraben free and cruelty free!

Which color lip will you be wearing to rock your¬†summer? I love to hear your comment so don’t forget to leave them down below ūüėÄ

Thank you very much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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My Virgin Sheet Mask First Impression

You¬†wouldn’t believe if I told you that this is my first time wearing a sheet mask.Truth been said, I’m here sharing with you my first impression using BioRepublic Cucumber Breeze Revitalizing Fiber Mask which I got in¬†my this month’s ipsy glam bag.

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When I was younger I used to hear old wives tales about wearing a face mask. If you’¬†wear a¬†facial mask and you talk or even laugh, you’ll have wrinkles 10 times what you have now. I’m like okay, I don’t have any wrinkles now and do not intend to have them¬†at age 16. So, yes I’ve never wear a sheet mask before to say it bluntly.

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Since I got this sheet mask which claims to be natural and cruelty free, so I decided to put this Cucumber Breeze sheet mask for a test on my virgin face.

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I read the instructions carefully and it says to leave it for 15-20 minutes. On a clean face, I nervously open the pack and inside is a wet sheet that reminds me of baby wipes but only this one are with holes on it.

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Anyways, this sheet mask feels a little slimy and heavy but once I put it on. It feels so great. I feel fully relax and just let this mask do its own thing. Caution on the photo below – if you have faint heart watching¬†Casper the Ghost then, please skip a paragraph of two for that’s how ghostly¬†I looked with the mask on (whoohoohoo!!!)

Let me tell, that I don’t only rest my face but I lay completely still for the 20 minutes with the mask on since I don’t want to have a wrinkle body too, you know what mean! (Hahaha! Those old wives tales still gets into me).

When I put the mask on, I felt a little burning sensation on my skin and then a few minutes past, I felt it more around my nose area and on my chin area.

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After 12-15 minutes of wearing this sheet mask, my skin feels tightened and I noticed¬†the sheet mask is slowly drying up. I let it stays on for 20 minutes and then reluctantly I took it off. I would love to wear this mask the whole day but I don’t want to scare the mailman and my daughter’s little bunny at the same time (boohoohoo!) So, I took off the sheet mask and rinse it ever gently. Oh Nelly! I can feel my skin screaming for joy from within. It feels so so good.

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My skin feels smooth, healthy with a beautiful glow and revitalized. I’m super happy with the results and I’ll definetly going to¬†get more of these masks. I can actually see the difference and I’m really glad to have these samples in my ipsy glam bag ‚̧

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This BioRepublic Revitalizing Fiber Mask really makes my skin feel so good and I’m kicking myself on the¬†butt for what¬†I’ve been missing all these while. Lesson learned for me is that don’t always believe in “Old Wives Tales” ūüė¶

So, does it work on me? My answer will be absolutely yes! I’ll be trying out more sheet masks in the future posts. Or I can recycle them to wear for Halloween or for tree decorations.

Which of the sheet mask is your old time favorite brand?

As usual thank you very much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Unbagging My June Glam Bag By Ipsy

 

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My June Glam Bag from Ipsy arrived Friday afternoon and I immediately jumped into action by quickly opening up the pink fuschia envelope and inside I found this lovely black purse with Ipsy letters imprinted on the top plastic material while the back is of polyester material.

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Okay, let’s dig in and voila here are some of the sample products I got for this month. I can see myself wearing and using all the products in this glam bag. There are¬†some¬†beauty brands that I’ve never tried or heard before. I can’t wait to share what I got with you. Continue reading below to find out more …

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I got a Shea Moisture Butter Lipstick, Dr Brandt Blackhead Extractor Mask, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon and 3 BioRepublic Face Mask (photo down below).

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Below I’ll show each product and description as I unbagged:-

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer with net wt: 0.25 fl oz in a travel size. Retail for $36.00 for net wt: 1 fl oz on the website. Oh my gosh! I think I’ve found my holy grail primer! The texture is so wonderfully smooth and it just absorbs right into my skin leaving skin feeling¬†super glorious. It has a very subtle scents which wouldn’t affect my decision in picking up a regular size Smashbox at Sephora.

I’m in love with this amazing foundation primer. It create a¬†perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. This primer is also oil free!

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I seriously need to try out this Dr Brandt’s Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor Mask¬†to get rid of my¬†blackheads around my nose area. This could be a life saver to avoid excruciating pain using the old school method. It says here that this gentle exfoliating mask helps loosen and extract blackheads without painful extraction tools while absorbing oil and tightening pores. Use Ipsy code VACUUM25¬†and get 25% off your purchase. Regular size¬†online sells for¬†$45.00 a tube. I think it’s pricey but check back¬†later where I’ll share the results after using this mask.

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I haven’t heard of this brand Tre’StiQue and curious to find out what this Shadow Crayon performance in terms of quality and result. I got the shade in Venetian Gold and I love the soft pigmentation when I did a swatch. I’ll share with you the color swatch and makeup look in my next post. It has six other pretty shades in this line with each selling for $26.00.

It says on the website that this amazing 12 hour eye shadow has customizable color that you can build from a subtle wash to intense vibrancy. It’s also super blendable with a crease free, smooth finish. Use Ipsy code to get 15% off your purchase using this code IPSYINSIDER15.

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I always love a full size sample and I’m happy to get this Shea Moisture Butter Lip Crayon in my bag. The shade I got from my Ipsy bag is in Sarah (pink with a satin finish). I seldom have this color in my lip color collection. Oh well, I might as well wear it now! It’s super smooth and it glides so beautiful on my lips. My lips feels moist and the shade stays for a good 3 hours.

This brilliant multi-tasker acts like a liner and lipstick in one. I believe you can get this at Target. One thing you want to know is that this lip crayon is paraben and cruelty free.

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I received three sheet masks in Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask, Cucumber Breeze Soothing Fiber Mask, and Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask by BioRepublic. Each net wt: 1.89 oz. You also get in each¬†mask a packed full aloe, green tea and cucumber extracts with Vitamin E and they’re¬†suited for all skin types. You get a special if you order through ipsy promo code¬†IPSYBIOREPUBLIC where you get 8 masks for $30.00 instead of $42.00 + free shipping.

What‚Äôs more, BioRepublic SkinCare claims that its products are 100% cruelty free and so your conscience will feel as relieved as your complexion. I’m really excited to try these masks since lately I’ve been extra stressed so¬†I’m planning to try¬†the Cucumber Breeze tonight ūüôā

So, that’s all that I have for you in my June Glam Bag and I hope you find it interesting and helpful. Full reviews on the products above will be posted once I’ve tried them thoroughly.

If you haven’t heard of Ipsy Glam ¬†Bag, make sure to check the link Ipsy and get your monthly¬†beauty bag delivered free to you (for US residents).

Thank you so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo

St Tropez Instant Glow by Ipsy Glam Bag|Review

 

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THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SOME NAKED IMAGES THAT SOME MAY FIND OFFENSIVE ADULT SUPERVISION NOT REQUIRED. SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.

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I got this from my Ipsy May Glam Bag¬†and remember I old you that I’m excited to try it out?¬†Well, today I’m going to talk all¬†about this wash off Instant Glow Body Lotion by St Tropez. It’s now retail for $9.00 (regular [rice $18.00) a tube. Net wt: 50 ml.

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St Tropez claim that this lightweight cream simply smoothes on to give you an instant, even, beautifully golden tan that will wash off whenever you choose. ¬†If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to get your golden tan in an instant, this body lotion is calling for you.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the practical part.

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Left leg without the Instant Glow Body lotion yet.

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I just simply dab a few spots of the lotion on my leg and blend them evenly. The color look bronzy gold and the smell is amazing. I simply smooth them from top to toe using my palms or you can use a latex gloves.

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In an instant, you get a golden tan glow just seconds upon application. My left leg is with the Instant Glow while the right leg is¬†without the tanning lotion. Here is the result of just a slight dapping lotion which actually works so well. I’m truly¬†impressed!

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So, if you’re thinking¬†of getting your tan in an instant but don’t have time to go for tanning spa or self tanning which takes 1-2 hours. Bring this bad boy out and apply it like you mean it. The result is a satisfactory good looking and glowing tan that all will envy.

Best part is that it’s easily washable with just water. It doesn’t contain tanning agent. How cool is that! I highly¬†recommend this to my family and friends. And yes, I will repurchase once I’ve finish¬†this tube. By the way, getting tan doesn’t seems to be that hard afterall ūüėÄ

Why wait for summer when you can get your tan today! Head over to your nearest drugstore or St Tropez online website to order.

Thank you as usual for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil|First Impression

 

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to talk to you about Urban Decay Lip Pencil and my lip tutorial on how to whip up a full and semi-ombre¬†lips. Oh… I love ombre lips and have been obsessed with trying out with several different looks but today I’m just going to do a semi-ombre only. Many of you may know that I’m a proud owner of this Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Liner pencil which I got from my Ipsy Glam Bag. Yay!!!

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I did mentioned in my previous post that I’ll be doing a mauve¬†lip look using the Urban Decay lip liner and that day came sooner than I thought. I’m so excited to share some of my lip tutorial using the Urban Decay lip pencil and lip gloss.

So, first thing first. The products needed for this look are :-

NYX Butter Lip Balm in Lady Finger, NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Mauve, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Ozone and Lip Gloss in Bittersweet by Urban Decay (samples are from my Ipsy glam bag).

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I start with applying NYX lip balm on my naked lips. Once it’s moist I go ahead to draw the lip outline using NYX lip liner pencil in mauve. I draw both top and bottom lips. For nice even¬†lip, I usually use a darker shade on the outer lips and moving inwards with lighter shades.

Once I have a nice and even outline, I continue by applying the lip gloss in Bittersweet by Urban Decay around my lips but still leaving the centre untouched.

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Lastly, I just use the Urban Decay Lip Pencil in the centre of my lips and again outside the lip outline so that the NYX lip liner won’t budge. Immediately when I tried this lip pencil on my lips, the tip broke because it as too soft. I have to sharpen it to do this lip look but there are sharp edges after sharpening that makes gliding a challenge.¬†This ozone shade is in clear transparent that doesn’t show anything except been a lip gloss. It feels more like a primer than a lip pencil and I’m fairly disappointed to say the least. I heard many good reviews on this 24/7 glide on lip pencil but mostly in its¬†color shades.

For me, this Ozone lip pencil doesn’t do anything for me except that it does hydrate lips. It supposed to block feathering and smudging. I feel that this clear Ozone formula lacks something important. The fact that it’s in clear transparent shade makes it difficult to know if it actually works or just a gimmick. I’ll have to say that this is not my cup of tea ūüė¶ I will not repurchase it. This is just my own opinion and maybe you might like it, I don’t know.

Who love a good ombre lips this summer? Have you this Ozone Lip Pencil? Is it a hit or a miss for you? Please leave your comment on the section below.

Thanks so much for reading, love! ‚̧

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Ipsy Glam Bag For May – Unbagged

 

 

Ipsy Glam Bag for May 2015

It’s the time of the month again, and no – don’t worry it’s not PMS but exciting time to reveal what’s in my¬†this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag! I really enjoy my April’s bag and let me tell you, this month’s glam bag is even better. I don’t only like but love all the samples I got here. Let’s just say that, I’m drawn into this conditioning spray too. Hey, who wouldn’t want to try a conditioning spray, right!

Alrighty, let the unbagging begins:-

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I’ll start with this awesome lip gloss from Urban Decay. Oh yeah!!!

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Revolution High Color LipGloss by Urban Decay (Weight: 0.8 g) Valued for $22.00 the regular size tube. I shade I got is Failbait and Bittersweet. This cute sample packaging looks like the size of M&M except a little much bigger.

This Revolution High Color lipgloss¬†comes in 14 lovely shades of plum, brown and pink. It claims to¬†defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller. The shades are insanely intense with high shine. On me, I find that it’s a little heavy on lips and slightly tacky. This lipgloss also has¬†high-coverage and the formula is super-pigmented. I just love how amazing the shades are and the finish look is fabulous. With just one coat your lips will look awesomely sexy and glossy. The shade I tried today, is the Bittersweet. It’s a fun purple shade and I really like how the finishing lips feels. It’s¬†like I’m wearing a lipstick with lip gloss on – only with¬†one application. That’s super cool! I have sandwich for lunch and when I checked again, I still have a pretty¬†lip stain on lips ūüėÄ

Available in regular size for $22 a tube at Urban Decay website with 14 insanely intense colors to wear this summer.

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I also received this Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on lip¬†pencil valued for $20.00 which shake my heart. This is so crazy, I’m just so excited with this month’s ipsy bag. Oh my gosh! I got Ozone (which is a milky white shade that I love). I’m trying out to do another ombre lips and I can’t wait to try this bad boy. A full review will be up with the ombre look once I’ve tried it. This 24/7 Glide on lip pencil comes in 17 pretty shades for you to select and you simply can’t¬†go wrong with any.¬†¬†

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BellaPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Ebony (Weight: 0.06 fl oz) and valued for $14.99. You can use the promo code: IPSYMAY2015 to get 15% discount on your purchase.

I says here on the box packaging that this gel eyeliner is formulated with Pure 100% mineral, natural waxes and anti oxidants. The texture is super creamy and intense pigmentation. It glides effortlessly on lash lines and the smooth application¬†makes for an amazing coverage. I wore it the whole day yesterday and it didn’t budge or faded. So, in my opinion when a mineral gel eyeliner is waterproof,¬†it’ll definitely be¬†smudge-free!

The downside of this eyeliner is that you’ll need¬†sharpener when the time comes. I notice that the formula feels like of kohl pencil. I really love this shade which is in Ebony black. It makes eyes more pop and a perfect¬†eyeliner to do a cat eye look.

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St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion (Weight: 50ml) and valued for $9.00 now on special discount.

This lightweight tinted lotion smoothes on to give you an instant natural-looking golden tan that will wash off whenever you choose. If you are like me and love to save some money, you can get 25% off if you use this promo code: IPSY25 when ordering.

Don’t be shocked by the color when you squeeze the lotion out. This body lotion might look like¬†poop-y but it smells amazing. When applied on hand it feels smooth and relaxing. The formula absorbs quickly into skin and it’s not sticky at all. My skin sure does look more tan but I don’t see¬†any obvious¬†glow. This is an incredible product to wear for the summer if you ‘re looking to get some tan.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is my wish¬†come true. I’ve always wanted a higher SPF cream for my skin and I’m thrilled with the thought of actually getting one. I’m super excited and I can’t to wait to wear it on even under the¬†scorching sun of 90F since SPF 50+ is considered high. Yay! Thank you Ipsy for this IT CC+ Cream ‚̧ sample.

You can use promo code IPSY20 to get a further discount of 20% off order of$25 or more. This product is valued for $38.00 in regular size. It’s available in¬†5 pretty¬†shades. It’s give full coverage for redness or blemishes or even uneven skin tone.

I got my CC cream in Medium shade and I’m so going to try it out now. Oh my goodness! The scent is so super amazing. I’m in love ‚̧

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray (Weight: 1.0 oz)

It says here behind the bottle that it nourish, repair and renew. It contains vitamin E to provide moisture and rosehip, argan and coconut oils to strengthen and protect against breakage. I’m more intrigued by the fact that you don’t have to rinse out after spraying this conditioner. I’m curious to find out and will report back.

When I spray it on hand it notice that it’s not sticky or creamy like a normal conditioner but more of a hair spray. It smells amazing. Very flowery scents that absorbs quickly. Oh my goodness!!!You really have to try this fresh scents. I’m loving the scents already.

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For those of you who are new to Ipsy, click here for more detailed information. By the way I get points if you use my link ūüėÄ But basically. Ipsy bag¬†is a monthly subscription beauty bag which includes 4-5 deluxe samples for¬†US resident is US$10.00 with free delivery. Canadian must pay $4.95 for shipping and taxes. You can cancel your subscription anytime. If you’re not ready to sign up their monthly bag, you can still order using the promo code given to you to order.

So, my conclusion for this May’s glam bag is I’m loving it. They’re just an awesome bag to have in my opinion for just US$10.00 a month.

I personally feel that this Ipsy monthly glam bag is getting better as the months proceeded . Makes me want to look forward to what’s in my next month’s bag ūüėõ

Whew!!! I thought I’ve been talking non stop on this. But anyways, a full review of all the products will be posted once I’ve tried them¬†thoroughly.¬†For more updates of my upcoming posts, just follow me on facebook, twitter, bloglovin’ and instagram. I love chatting and connecting with you.

What did you get in your Ipsy Bag this month?

So, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sharon xoxo