Skincare Junkie Must Haves|#BlogmasBagMonday 3

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to #BlogmasBagMonday 3. In today’s series, I’m going to be talking about my winter skincare because since I’m spending a lot of my winter at home trying out lots of new skincare products from brands that were sent to me. You guys know that I love skincare and I’m slightly high maintenance so after trying out these products for the past one to three weeks or so. I’m here to share the good news with you guys.

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But before we jump in, I’ve a confession to make. I got ahead of myself with all these blogmas thingy and out of excitement I went ahead and pulished a bonus post on the Bochery’s skincare product review. If you’re interested to read more about my two cents opinion, just click to the link.

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Long story short, instead of only two skincare products, I decided to throw in an extra two more products from Fresh to talk about this week. Most of the stuff here, I’ve tried for more than a week and some much longer.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration cream

I love this Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream a lot and definitely go through it pretty quickly since winter make my skin really dry and I need all the protection this deep I could get and this moisturizing cream is the answer.

I can feel a litle tingle when I first had it on but this product really make my skin feel so good and moist. It’s quite rich and it’s really hydrating, so I love that. It’s super effective and after you use this your skin will be the softest it has ever been. If you’ve never tried it, definitely go check it out. Love this stuff!

Fresh Vit Nectar moisture glow
*pr sample

This is the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream and this is when I go out to the grocery or pick up my kid. I adore the fruity scents of nectar, it smells amazing! The texture is just incredibily lightweight and it’s just another moisturizing cream that I wear on top of the deep hydration face cream I was talking about earlier.

I really really love this citrusy scent of the face cream. It’s nourshing but not heavy which is a really good thing. This stuff will leave your skin with that healthy looking glow but most importantly, it does keep my skin moist in the day. It’s a perfect gift for any skin type.

The cutest thing in this series is the Soy Face Cleansing Milk. I got this from my Sephora Favorite Ultimate Skincare Vault box awhile back and I finally get the chance to try it out recently. Normally to remove my makeup, I of course have my favorite drugstore makeup removing cleanser but since trying out this stuff I find myself reaching for the latter one more. With this cleanser, you can actually smell the soy milk and floral scents that I really liked. It’s super effective to remove your makeup and leaving your skin squeaky clean. I just love it! I’ve been using it non-stop and will be going back to get the full size for sure.

Fresh Instant Glow highlighter
*pr sample

Lastly, we’re on to makeup stuff now. Last but not least is the Fresh Face Instant Glow Luminizer in Sunset that I’ve been so obsessed with. It comes in a tube packaging and I find it to be very convenient to bring anywhere I go.

I just want to show you how insanely glowy this highlighter was. Can we just take a few minutes to admire it! This stuff is so pigmented, a little goes a long way. This is the one that kind of rose gold in color highlighter. I was expecting it to be subtle and not expect it to be more like pop. I need glow a lot of these days of my life and this is just perfect. I think there’s only two colors that I know of. The other one is Starlight which is more of a white silver. I love that and this is so good! I like to dab it on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow as highlighter. So this is definitely one of my favorite highlighter.

To me that’s a few things that I think any skincare junkies would need and appreciate. I don’t know if it’s a must haves for you but it’s like how a huge skincare junkie would need. So I hope you found this useful and definitely check them out at Fresh or Sephora website.

Let me know if you’re a skincare junkie and let me know what are your must-haves skincare products in the comment below.

I really love all the products I’ve tried from this brand and all my other products that only skincare junkie will understand. So that’s everything on this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and don’t forget to check back next week for the final series of Blogmas Bag Monday week #4.

The products that I’ll be trying for our next and last Blogmas Bag Monday #4 is this.

Aveeno EczemaCare

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Favorite Holiday Makeup Products!|#BlogmasBagMonday #2

 

Welcome back to Blogmas Bag Monday week #2. This is a weekly series for the month of December. Each week I rotate makeup products to try out and review for a full week. This week I test out some of my favorite holiday makeup products.

If you want to see all products perform last week than just keep on reading till the end.

Makeup Revolution Palette

I tested out the Makeup Revolution London Ultra Eyeshadows in Affirmation. There are 32 eyeshadows in this palette. You good color selection from matte, shimmer to metallic. I’m also loving all the names of the shadows in this palette.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 1

Top row L-R: Pledge, Forward, Affirmation, Morale, Approve. Hope, Advance & Truth. As we approach nearer to the biggest holiday ever and as year 2017 closing to an end, it’s also a perfect time to reflect the past by giving thanks with words of affirmation and setting new goals for the new year. The names of these eyeshadows speaks to me for example I want to tell myself to press forward, there’s hope, take time, be confidence, make promise, reliance and share positive vibes. Which of these pop up the most to you? Share in the comment and let me know down below!

I’ve been reaching out for Pledge, Forward, Advance and Truth practically the past few days for my everyday neutral eye makeup look.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 2

Second row from L-R: Positive, Vouch, Accept, Time, Reliance, Confidence, Blaze & Light. These shadows swatches beautifully with only one swipe on bare hands. They’re that pigmented and could we just take a second to just appreciate the stunning colors. I’m loving all the shades in this row. Among the eyeshadows in this palette, I’d say the warmest color tones comes from this row. They’re very versatile and stay on the entire day I was wearing them. I didn’t notice all fall out or creasing from any of the shadows whatsoever. They stay put the entire time which I really appreciate.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 3

Third row L-R: Vow, Reveal, Oath, Rely, Consent, Willing. Vouch & Promise. The formula and pigmentation of each eyeshadow is quite consistent. They’re soft and smooth in texture, thus making blending so easy. The colors are true to its color. What you see is what you get.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 4

Last row L-R: Announce, Convey, Assure, Disclose, State, Insist, Bold & Declare are my least favorite shades except for Assure and Insist which are great for smoky eye look. I was hoping Declare to be a really dark matte black but turns out, it’s not as pigmented and a little patchy to my liking. That’s the only complain I’ve from this palette.

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Otherwise, overall I’m quite impressed with this palette. I really like the formula and the color payoff.  If you’re down with cool toned shadows and are on the market for a product that feels special with an affordable price tag then this is a great item to add to your makeup collection.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow To Go

You may have noticed that I’ve been obsessed with Tarte products lately and when I saw this Pro Glow To Go Highlight & Contour Palette on the Sephora website during their Black Friday Sale, it’s obvious I had to get it. There are three products in the set, you get a highlighter, a lip paint and a mascara.

Tarte Pro Glow

This is a two highlighters and one contour powder palette. A trio compact packaging that comes with a big mirror is very travel friendly. The formula is pretty dense (in a good way) so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan. The first two highlighters are frosted shimmer and most suitable for someone who likes a shinny and more shimmery highlighter. The matte contour performs  amazingly well. It’s highly pigmented and a little goes a long way with this product. I like how easy it blends and the bronze-y finish it gives.

It smell like a delicious cocoa candy, I wish I could eat it.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow

Top to bottom:

  • Gleam is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen.
  • Burst is a bright, creamy yellow with a golden frosted shimmer.
  • Chisel is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.

This one product stand out the most for me and I think you guys will love it just as much as I do! The pigmentation is out of this world. It’s insanely beautiful! Just one swipe on the cheekbone is all you need for a beautiful highlight. I wore the shade Burst again yesterday and yes, I think I’m falling in love with this stunning golden highlighter.

I think this palette will work amazing for someone who likes warmer and more intense highlighter like myself. The bad news is it’s not going to work for all skin tones and if you like subtle highlighter then this palette is not for you.

Tarte Lash Paint Mascara

Next is the Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara that’s included in this set. The shade I’ve is in Jet Black. It’s a deluxe sample size tube packaging with a nice floral design on the cap. When I saw the word paint, I’m down with it. I was really excited to test it out. You guys know that I’m always on board to try everything or anything new brands comes out with and same goes for mascara.

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

After a week of trying, I concluded that it won’t replace my love for the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. It’s one of my most favorite mascara of all time. A mascara that adds volume and length to my lashes, what’s that not to love. I just love it! I’d stick with my old fame and honestly I don’t mind playing with a new mascara at all. Did I mention this product is cruelty free! Well, now you know.

I would recommend this to someone who already has a full and thick curly lashes but wants to up on the volume then you’re going to enjoy it.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Color

Moving on is the Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in a travel size packaging. I like it when brands throw in lip product in their holiday set. For someone who has more than 60 lipsticks in my vanity, a travel size is mostly appreciated when it comes to trying out product. Don’t get me wrong, I love lipsticks and lip products in full size and I’m not complaining but once in awhile when brands gives you a sample size, I simply couldn’t ignore.

Tarte Tarteist Color Swatch

I don’t have the name of this particular shade and from my experience, I’m going to say it’s a rosy nude shade if you ask me.

My latest obsession is long wearing lip color and this product give me just that. I agree with the claim of quick dry lip paint. The formula dries up so fast on the lips in a good way and so comfortably lightweight. It’s feather light you wouldn’t notice you’re wearing it. The finishing goes from sheer to full if you like to layer up. A beautiful matte that’s not drying on the lips. Now we’re talking! On that positive note, I urge you to check it out. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

Givenchy Lipstick

I’m not lying when I told you that I’ve that so many lipsticks, right! Here’s another deluxe sample I got with my purchase of more than $25 at Sephora. High end lipstick is my jam and I love collecting them.

Givenchy Lipstick

This is my first acquisition of the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick line and I’m all floored over this luxury packaging. The black and white tube packaging makes it look so sleek and elegant. I can stare at it the whole day!

Givenchy LIpstick Color Swatch

A stunning shade of Frambroise Velour (315) is described as a cool berry with a natural finish. The color is outstanding and I believe it will work across all skin tones, from light to dark and cool to warm. Everyone can pull off with this shade. You don’t have to be intimidated with the dark shade, it’s surprisingly not as dark as I thought and highly wearable for any occasion. I like that it doesn’t run vampy like some brands I’ve tried in the past. The texture is soft and feels so comfortable on lips. I’m excited to wear this shade over the Fall and Winter! The color is so flattering and helps brighten complexion. Wonderful!!! 

Yves St Laurent Radiant Touch

I couldn’t make a favorite without mentioning the Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch Perfecting Pen in the shade Luminous Ivory (2). Perfect color for fair to light complexions with yellow undertones.

I don’t remember owning a gold pen highlighter before so this I treasure.

Wand Applicator Yves ST Laurent

I’ve been doing all those all-night blog a thons I’ve been pulling to get this Blogmas weeks off the ground and it’s finally catching up with me. When my hubby pointed out about the huge bags under my eyes, I’ve to do something about these and fast.

According to the company, the pen is a highlighter cream that will help your face “capture eight hours of sleep with the click of a pen.” It’s not really a concealer per se but rather a illuminator that brightens and make you look more awake.

I love to use this under my eyes, forehead, beside and on the bridge of my nose for brightening purposes. All I want this holiday season is a radiant and brightening look that hides my dark eyes and this pen did just that. I feel like I’m going to love this!

Elf highligting brush

I was very excited with the new Elf Cosmetics Highting Brush, it’s not new new in the market but at least new to me.  I’ve a few of their brush collection and I would say they didn’t disappoint me whatsoever. This is beautiful and has become my go to whenever I need to use it for highlighting and for blush. The quality is good and it’s a synthetic fiber brush. It works so well, I love elf brushes. It’s soft but still densely packed enough to actually work. I’d say it has that perfect softeness that still function very well. If you’re in the market for an affordable and yet workable brush, look no further. You need to try this for yourself!

So, that’s everything from last week and right here are products that I’ll be testing out for the upcoming week. All they’re as follows:

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So, that’s everything that I’ll be testing out for next’s week #BlogmasBagMonday. Make sure you come back to read every Monday for the month of December. Then I’ll have really exciting new series coming out after the New Year. I’ll be doing A Peek Inside My PR BOX. So make sure you follow me on my blog.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and read. Have a wonderful rest of your day! I’ll see you again next week for another Blogmas Bag Monday week 3.

Sharon xoxo

 

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New Series|#BlogmasBagMonday 1

 

Hey everybody! Welcome to my new series call Blogmas Bag Mondays where I select makeup and skincare products to test out for a full week and check back the following week with my product reviews. This is a great way to give you some good feedback on new beauty products as well as rotate my makeup and skincare collection. This series is going to be for the entire month of December and if you like to see more on this type of post moving forward then don’t forget to comment below.

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So the last beauty bag monday which I tried consist of a few mix of old products that I’ve talked about in my past blog and some new ones. I’ve the products here and very excited to share my  two cents opinion. I’m going to also show you what I pick for this coming week at the end of this post. So, you might want to continue reading till the end.

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The first product I’ve is the Fruit & Passion Aloe Face Mask. I’ve tried many sheet masks before but this product is amazing. We all know that we’re into the start of a dry winter season and our skin is in the dire mode to absord any moisturize goodness you can find. The good news is that your skin will thank you once you’ve tried this stuff.

The quality of the sheet mask is okay but the after effect is what really impresses me the most. It’s so moisturizing and actually leaves my skin looking naturally healthy and radiant looking the entire day. My skin feels so smooth, soft and brighter. I can fel my face being covered by all this juicy aloe moisture. I’m obsessed and so would you!

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PR sample

Acure Argan Gardenia Stem Oil Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask is a product I like to wear to delay aging and wrinkles. The scent is amazing and the consistency is just right. Not too runny and not too thick. I’d say it has a rich creamy texture that’s safe and comfortable to wear and go to bed on.

Acure swatch

The formula applies easily on skin and sinks in within a few minutes. It’s not sticky at all so you don’t have to worry about the cream sticking on your pillowcase. It locks in all the moisture till the next morning. I’ve also wear it on top of a night cream but I prefer to wear it alone and especially when I can’t have a full night skincare routine. With colder months approaching, my skin is getting drier so I’ll be reaching for this even more just to get the overnight boost to keep my skin healthy and happy.

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Ultimate Lipstick Set Love & Beauty by Forever 21 is unfortunately not my favorite of the bunch. I personally not a huge fan of scented lipsticks and I’m not sure if I got a bad batch but these lipsticks have an awfully oily and chemically scents that reminds me back of the first time I tried them on. I’m talking about many many moons ago. I forgot why I never wore them after the first test run and the reason is clear to me now. I know that I don’t like the smell at all.

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Don’t get me wrong, I like their eyeshadow palette but this just didn’t cut it for me. So, that’s a bummer!

Unlimited Lipstick Swatches by Forever21

On a positive note, you can see how they swatched beautifully and nicely pigmented. I like the creamy texture and the pretty shades, it’s moist and stays on very long. My favorite colors are Fiery Red and followed by Rose.

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Love & Beauty Eye Shadow with Argan Oil by Forever 21. This palette consists of four neutral shades with three shimmery and one matte shadows. It comes in a transparent plastic packaging with a dual sponge applicator on each side. The main ingredient of this product is the argan oil.

Love & Beauty by Forever21 Swatches
L-R: Shimmery Nude -Shimmery Peach Rose – Shimmery Latte Brown & a Matte Taupe

Here are the color swatching I did on bare arm using my finger. Rich pigmented shadows that are easy to work on. The formula is smooth with a nice color payoff. What you see is what you get. They blend well and it gives you that beautiful natural everyday look for office or you can also tune it up a notch for that smoky eye look. And if you’re looking for natural and organic product, this one is made for you.

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I think this #EOTD is great for everyday natural look. You can paired it with a primer, bada-ding bada-boom … these shadows will last anything you can throw at them.

Surya Basil Nail Polish Pampas Cat
#PR sample

Surya Brasil Nail Polish in Pampas Cat was sent to me for review a couple of weeks ago. This is my first time trying out this brand and honestly I’m quite impressed with this product. Surya Basil nail polish was launched in 2015 but they started off with their all-natural hair color some 20 years ago. We can see a brand that keeps on evolving by bringing in new and exciting products, naturally.

There are 16 exotic animal nail polish color to choose from. Anyone excited to wear Pink Flamingo to Coral Snake or Blue Peacock? Make your pick for only $12 a bottle.

Pampas Cat brings its tan shade to the Surya Brasil Nail Polish collection. Yay! Their products are made with natural ingredients and eco-friendly.

7-FREE: 

  • NO Camphor
  • NO DBP
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Toluene
  • NO ingredients of animal origin
  • NO animal testing

Surya Brasil Nial Polish

I genuinely think that Surya Basil nail polish has great potential given their products are cruelty free and the quality so amazing. I’m in love with this nail color and the packaging. If you like to see how it swatches, I’ve put an instagram post link here. It lasted me for a good one week without any top coat. I’m pleasantly happy with the finishing look and the durability. It’s a winner in my book! If you’re new to Surya Basil, you got to try this!

Blogmas Bag Monday #2

These are all my picks for this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday #2, I hope you guys are excited with this new series. It’s a huge challenge but I love making post for you guys and please hit like if enjoyed reading this post. Don’t forget to share in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading and have a great week.

Sharon xoxo