Thursday, November 20, 2014

Get The Look | Classic Black Smokey Eye with a Twist!

Hello beauty babes, thanks for joining me today! I am SUPER excited to share with you a look I created with my new favorite palette, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette! (Which I just saw was BACK in stock for those of you who missed it the first time) I was super bummed when I missed out on getting the Amrezy Palette, so when this palette came out I couldn't pass it up! At just $29 this palette is a steal! Amazing quality and you can create so many looks with it! I love that this palette includes both matte shades and shimmers/metallics, several nice transition colors as well as high light shades too! Its just perfect.

I have not been able to put this palette down since I bought it! It has been my go-to palette basically every day. I have already created several looks with it, but wanted to bring to you something that I had not seen anyone else do yet! So I came up with this Classic Black Smokey eye with a Twist! Ive listed the details on which shadows I used to create this look, below... And if you are interested in a video tutorial, I invite you to watch the video at the end of this post so you too can Get The Look. ♥ 

Of course, if you re-create this look, Id love for you to share it with me via facebook, twitter or Instagram, and hashtag #AgapeLoveGirlLooks for a chance to be featured here on my blog or youtube channel!! ♥
Details on this look...
EYES:
Tamanna Palette Eye Shadows: Fresh, Bengal, Sangria, Noir, Gilded, & Chocolate.
Kiss Lashes: i-Envy 'Diva 01'
LIPS:
Starlooks Lip Liner Tickle Me Pink, & Starlooks Lipgloss Guilty Pleasure

Watch the video for the full tutorial on how to get the look!


Much Love & Hugs,
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rodan+Fields Mini Facial Review

Hello beauty babes thanks for stopping by! Today I have a sort of "first impressions" review of the Rodan + Fields Mini Facial. This was sent to me cortesy of R+F Constultan Kristen Weigand! The Mini Facial set was a 1-3 time use deal... And I am please to tell you my experience, but first let me go ahead and tell you a little bit about R+F in case you were wondering what it was! I know that before Kristen had approached me about a review, I had never heard of it before.

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the creators of Proactiv® Solution, launched Rodan + Fields to extend their vision of bringing dermatology based skincare solutions to everyone. To support this vision, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have teamed up with Independent Consultants like Kristen, around the country to market these prestigious products.

So the creators behind the oh so popular acne fighting Proactiv® Solution have joined together to create a wonderful skincare line to suit everyone's needs! Fascinating! They even have a special "Solution Tool" which allows you to sort of take a test or "consultation" (free) to know what skin care line/products would be best for YOUR skin type! (Click the link to start your own consultation.)

What I received was a 1-3 time use packet of the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, 1 Night Renewing Serum Capsule, and 3 Lip Renewing Serum Capsules! (Pictured above is the MD Paste and 1 of the Lip Serum Capsules - I forgot to take a picture of it all before I used it!) For this revirw I will go over each product, the description and price as well as my thoughts... Since this was basically a 1 time use kind of thing I cant really share "results" exactly, which is why this is more of a first impressions review. Hope you enjoy and find it helpful!
-ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: Polishes skin with high-glide, oil-free, sugar & salt scrub formula featuring vitamins C and E. Designed to brighten and refine complexion with gentle exfoliation. Use intermittently to enhance cell turnover and improve skin tone and texture. Lucky Magazine reports that it smoothes away rough spots. 125 mL/4.2 Fl.Oz.

-$ A tub of microdermabrasion paste lasts approx 5-7 months if used on the face 2-3 times per week. PC price on that is $70

-My Thoughts: First off, the packet I received was meant for a one time use, however I felt there was more than enough for several times of use. So I actually saved some of it and was able to use 3 times over to course of a couple weeks which was nice to be able to try it more than once! 

The second thing that I found very interesting and different about this product was that the directions state to apply the paste to the skin and massage for 30-60 seconds without wetting the skin before hand! Of course it also says if you would like a less intent exfoliation you CAN add water. But I was intrigued to see how it worked and felt "dry". I was a little nervous at first thinking it would be like rubbing sandpaper on my face! However it was surprisingly gentle for not having water added. The consistency definitely feels like a sugar scrub, kind of mixed with a paste the same consistency of Vaseline! It was quite nice and gentle, and very easy to massage all over my face. You can see just what it looks like in the photos above.

I am already a huge fan of exfoliating the skin. My skin is not sensitive at all, I enjoy a nice scrub, and this one was just perfect. It was gentle but thorough! My skin felt smooth and polished after each use. And lastly, I must say this paste has a pleasant citrus scent too, which I enjoyed.


-REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum: Each capsule contains a potent, proprietary blend of peptides and retinol to visibly improve skin texture and firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Retinol, favored by dermatologists for decades, improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores. Patented time-release technology increases skin’s receptivity throughout the night while reducing potential irritancy. Recognized by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine as an Editors' Choice. 60 capsules.

 -$ Night renewing serum (blue capsules), 60 in a container - PC price is $81

-My Thoughts: This stuff sounds amazing! I have heard all kinds of great things about retinol and its benefits for the skin and anti-aging! I did only get one capsule of this Serum, and I WISH I would have gotten a couple more to try a couple more times. So all I can really tell you is how it felt from the one time of use. Again, this was a product very different than other night creams or "serums" I have used before! The texture actually reminded me a lot of a most silicone based primers (or those of you familiar with the monostat chaffing gel - that many in the beauty community use as a primer- the texture is similar to that too). Its very silky feeling and leaves your skin feeling smooth and almost perfected to the touch!

The capsule is super small - I wasn't sure it would provide enough to color my entire face, but it did! I also like the idea of them coming the capsules - this ensures you wont use more than you need to, and guarantee's 60 uses (if you buy the full container)!


-REDIFINE Lip Renewing Serum: When it comes to lips, time and the environment take their toll in a profound way. The smooth, naturally full, defined lips that nature gives us will, over time, become thinner, flatter, less rosy and more lined. Reclaim or maintain the lips of youth with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Each peptide and antioxidant-rich capsule helps lips retain natural moisturizing factors, smoothes lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles. 60 capsules.

-$ lip renewing serum (gray capsules) have about 1-2 uses in a capsule, 60 capsules in a container. PC price on those is $49.

- My Thoughts: Alright, let me just get this out right away - I LOVED the Lip Serum!! I am already a big fan lip balms and creams that help to heal and restore moisture to the lips. One thing I love to do is apply a lip balm at night before bed to help my lips soften up by the morning. And this lip serum is perfect, its thick but not too thick or heavy feeling. And it stays on for hours and doesn't just dry up. I love when a lip product stays on and keeps my lips protected! When you wake in the morning your lips feel smooth and moisturized. This product is a MUST, especially this time of year! Kristen was super sweet and sent me 3 capsules of this - I got 2 uses out of each capsule. Again, I love the idea of the capsules - so you are not using too much product. And with 2 uses per capsule, this product is definitely worth the price!


If you're interested in finding out which skin care items are best for your skin type, use the Rodan + Fields Solution Tool to determine which regimen best suites your skin-care needs and contact Kristen, my R + F consultant for more information.

OR if you are interested in earning some extra money (even if just to pay for yout own products) Kristen says the business side of R+F is amazing, and she would LOVE to help get you information and get you started! So definitely be in contact with her if you are interested. ♥

Much Love & Hugs,
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall Pops Of Color Look

Hello beauty babes, so glad to have you here. Today, I just have a quick eye look, and special discount code to tell share with you. Before we talk about this BRIGHT eye of the day look - let me tell you about the lovely personalized necklace you see me wearing! It was sent to me courtesy of oNecklace, and they also gave a special discount code to share with YOU. I am absolutely please with this necklace. oNecklace has a great selection to choose from when it comes to styles as well as precious and non precious metals... Shipping was very fast, and it came in a lovely little box with a gift bag in case you are purchasing for someone else! The prices are pretty reasonable, but a discount is even better - so I invite you to save 10% on your purchase with oNecklace using my special code AgapeLove! Personalized jewelry is always a great gift idea!
Now lets get to this amazing eye makeup I am wearing!! The two colors you see me wearing are from MBA Cosmetics NEW LE Fall Pops Of Color Collection! The collection has 6 shades in all and they are STUNNING! Ive included an IG video of swatches I did - so you can get an idea of what they look like, though it really does them no justice to just how gorgeous they are in person! I am also wearing one other shadow, a cream colored shadow, from the LE Autumn Allure Collection. Exact shades I am wearing are all listed below. You can find looks I created with that collection here & here.
Details On this Look:
MBA Shadow Poxy (Primer)
MBA Eye Shadow Raffia
MBA Eye Shadow Persimmon
MBA Eye Shadow Orchid

MBA Lashes: Angelic

Necklace: c/o oNecklace use code AgapeLove for 10% off your order!
Check out this quick video of the Fall Pops of Color Collection, swatched!
Seriously how gorgeous are these shadows from @mbacosmetics LE Fall Pops Of Color Collection!? Swatches from left to right are: Midas, Mantis, Orchid, Persimmon, Charred & Denim!!
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