Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Collagen Booster Lip Gloss {Review}

Hello beauty babes, thanks for joining me today. Ive got a new review to share with you, that is more like a dramatic transformation! If you know me well, you know that I may have a slight obsession with lip balms/lip glosses! I have not always been a big fan of lipstick, but you can always find lip balm in my pocket or purse. And for good reason, my lips are always dry and get chapped very easily. I typically have to exfoliate every other day (and sometimes every day if I want to wear lipstick). So when I got the opportunity to review Collagen Lip Gloss - a gloss that claims to restore,  rejuvenate and protect lips, I happily accepted!
 Now, before I get to my final thoughts - let me just tell you a little more about the product itself.

Product Description:
Lip skin is very delicate and thin, and therefore particularly susceptible to harsh weather conditions such as solar radiation, wind and frost. All of these factors irritate it, which is why it bears signs of dryness in the form of tightening, small cracks and peeling. For effective protection, lips must be moisturized, lubricated and nourished. Bearing in mind the special requirements of lip skin, we have created a formula rich in ingredients that ensure both intense miniaturization and effective lubrication. Additionally, the components of Collagen Booster Lip Gloss visibly revitalize the protective barrier of lip skin, to prevent drying and ensure that lips are smooth and regenerated.

-Intensively regenerates the lips and nourishes them perfectly
-Restores comfort and lasting hydration
-Instantly smoothes and rejuvenates the lips
-Lips became velvety and sensually soft
-It protects lips against photo-aging and drying
-It makes lips beautifully shiny and looking appetizing

Lip Gloss Ingredients (read more about each ingredient here)…
Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearyl/PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Dimer Dilinoleate, Sorbitol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Collagen, Ceramide 2, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Elastin, Aroma, BHT.

My Thoughts:
First off let me just say, as far as I know, this lip gloss is NOT a lip plumper. I know when I first applied to review it, I read "collagen" and automatically thought "plumper". But after reading and learning more about it, I didn't read anything that promises plumping. That being said, I did find that in the end my lips did look nicer and even slightly more full due to the fact that my lips were no longer dry and tight looking. Instead they were hydrated (even at times when I was not wearing gloss - as you can see in the photos) therefore appear a lot more full. ♥
As you can tell from the 'before and after' photos my lips have had a dramatic transformation! Before my lips were very tight, dry and damaged. I was constantly picking at or peeling the dry skin off my lips. You can see some pink spots on my lips in the 'before' photos which were spots where my lips had cracked and peeled. Not very attractive. :( Also I would exfoliate my lips every other day just to make them look smooth and not flaky.

Since using this Collagen Booster I have not had to exfoliate at all! Not even once! You can tell in the "after" how smooth and plump my lips look. Notice how even without any lip balm or gloss on, they still look great. They really do look smooth, hydrated, and not dry at all! I am amazed by that, I've never been able to get away with not wearing lip balm or gloss and have my lips still look good.

Some things to note:
-This gloss has a LOVELY cherry (or maybe strawberry) scent.

-This gloss does not stay heavy on the lips as most other glosses/lip balms Ive used in the past do. It took me by surprise at first. I thought that maybe it wasn't as good because it just "dried up" so fast. What I realized was that the gloss was just being absorbed into my lips, because my lips still felt soft and moisturized even once I couldn't feel the gloss on my lips. I mean, the results speak for themselves!! ♥

Overall, I am extremely pleased with this product, and highly recommend. If you would like to try this product for yourself, you can find it {here} for $26. The jar should last quite a while, Ive had it almost a month now and have hardly made a dent in the product!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get The Look | Soft Pink Glitter EOTD

Hello Beauty Babes! Today I am sharing a very requested tutorial. I had posted this look on instagram, and had a couple requests, then I was wearing this look in a few videos and got several more requests! So here you go... I am loving this soft pink glitter look, and actually it was inspired by a dream I had. In my dream, my makeup look like this, so when I woke up I had to try to recreate the look right away. I am glad so many of you like it as much as I do. ♥

So Ive got the details/products I used listed below, but if you have the time... Watch the video tutorail at the end of this post to see just how to get the look for yourself! If you enjoyed this look, please feel free to share it or pin it! And if YOU try this look out for yourself, I would LOVE to see it! Share it on Faceboo, Twitter or Instagram, and hashtag #AgapeLoveGirlLooks - or if you do a blog post, send the link and I'd love to FEATURE YOU!!
Details on this look:
Lorac Pro Palette
Lorac Behind the Scenes Primer
My Beauty Addiction Glitter, Foil, & Line FX Serum
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Khol Liner "Nude"
Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara


Shirt: Ross

See the tutorial on how to get this look here:

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup Monday #80

Hello Beauty Babes, and happy Makeup Monday to you! Makeup Monday is a fun linky party dedicated to all things makeup & beauty. ♥ If you are a beauty blogger or have a beauty related post, I'd love to invite you to join in and link up below!
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