Friday, November 17, 2017

๐Ÿ’‹LiveGlam "Kiss Me" Monthly Lippie Club ๐Ÿ’‹

I received this product complimentary from LiveGlam. All opinions are 100% my own
Have you all heard of the lipstick subscription service from Live Glam? When you sign up to be a LiveGlam KissMe member, you will receive 3 new lippie shades each month for $19.99. From darks to nudes, metallics, mattes, and glosses, you'll never get the same shade twice. Shipping is free in the US and $3.99 flat worldwide. Your lippies also come with Reward points to use on free makeup or other goodies! And right now there is FREE Bonus Lippie Upon Sign-Up with code: OCTOLY ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

The KissMe lippies are made in the USA and are super long-lasting, fast-drying, highly pigmented and smell delicious! And they come in beautiful rose gold casing. 
The 3 Shades for the month of November are Soulmate, Bae & Girlfriend! Check out the swatch video at the end of this post!

๐Ÿ’‹Which shade is your favorite? ๐Ÿค” I think mine is "Girlfriend" - pictured above and again at the bottom of this post. Also I must say I love the scent of these and shape of the applicator! ♥

Soulmate: soft lavender

Bae: peachy nude 

Girlfriend: matte fuchsia 

Watch the swatch video  - its a quick one, just a minute long!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DebShops Plus Size Fashion Try On Haul

Hey beauty babes, so I am back with another haul and try on! This time I am sharing some items from DebShops which is a pretty awesome plus size clothing brand with pretty affordable prices! And I noticed that it seems they always have sales and promotions going on! So I may need to make another purchase soon. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video! Let me know which items were your favorite!? Items featured in this video:
Plus Size Ruched Sleeve Cold Shoulder Blouse - $29.95 Plus Size Floral Embroidered Cold Shoulder Blouse - Now $16.77 40% Off (Final Sale)
Plus Size Sequin Mesh Flared Dress - Now $20.97 40% Off (Final Sale) Plus Size Eyelet Cold Shoulder Layered Dress - Now $23.97 50% Off (Final Sale) Multi Chain Layered Heart Necklace - $9.95 Layered Drop Necklace - $5.95

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pรผr Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette | Prismatic Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauty babes, I really hope you enjoy this new "get the look" tutorial featuring several of the items from my September Boxycharm box, including the pรผr soiree diaries palette and a few other new (to me) products like the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation! This look is super sparkly - perfect for a night out or an event!! I just LOVE how it turned out, I hope you do too! enjoy!
Products used:
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Shade: 1W2 Sand
-tartecosmetics shape tape
-coverfx perfect setting powder
-toofaced chocolate bronzer
-studiomakeupofficial loose blush
-Pixibeauty rose spray
-gerardcosmetics Marylin Highlight
-pur Cosmetics Soire Diaries Palette
-Pur Cosmetics Bombshell lashes
-MBA Cosmetics Loose Glitter in Prismatica
-MBA Cosmetics 'Glitter, Foilk & Line FX'
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-colour pop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Strut

If you would like to see the tutorial for this full makeup look, please push play!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BOXYCHARM OCTOBER 2017 | Review, Demos & Spoilers!

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Hey beauties, hope you enjoy this unboxing (with mini reviews and demos) the of the October 2017 Boxycharm box!! If you want to subscribe using my affiliate link you can do so (here)! Thank you to everyone who has used my link and helped support my blog and channel! Love you all so much. ♥

Boxycharm is $21 a month and ALWAYS worth it! You get full size products and the valure is always at least $100 of more.  If you are curious about what will be in NEXT Months box - keep scrolling past my video to see the spoilers! ♥

Products In My Box:
becca cosmetics prosecco pop highlighter. I got liquid - others got the powder ($41)
tartecosmetics tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in "xoxo" ($20)
dirty little secret cosmetics eyeshadow chubby "illusion" ($14)
jonte blu lip liner pencil in Rich Red ($5)

*Alternate product*
Nailed It Nail Kit ($16)

OVERALL VALUE: $138-140 (depending on which alternate product you got)

I mentioned my friend Carol's video in my video. You can see hers HERE.


CoverFX illuminating setting spray – Value $31 CONFIRMED SPOILER

What do you think these Boxycharm spoilers? Personally, I am SO excited about them!!

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, it is $21 a month. Check out my reviews of past Boxycharm boxes here! (And sign up asap if you want November’s box – there’s a waitlist!)

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Winter Must Have For Dry Chapped Lips | Herpecin L Lip Protectant

*This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.*
Hey beauty babes, so it is that time of year when the cold and windy weather starts to dry out our skin and lips. I don't know about you, but my lips tend to be dry and chapped all year long. I don't really know why. But in the Fall and especially the Winter its even worse! So I am a bit of a lip balm junkie. I love trying new lip balms and products to help heal, protect and nourish my lips! I have tried many and loved many. I've done reviews on different lip products here & there.. But most of those products, while wonderful are very expensive. So, I am thrilled today to be able to tell you about another lip treatment I have been using, a bit of a hidden gem, that is not only effective and wonderful, but also super affordable too! So its become my new "Winter Must Have For Dry Chapped Lips"... Truth be told, it will most likely be my year round must have, just because its so good, affordable AND also has SPF too.
Ok, I know, I know... The name may have some of you raising a brow or two. Herpecin L probably isn't the first product that comes to mind for the ideal lip balm and its most likely looked over unless you actually suffer from cold sores. But let me tell you why is a must have whether you have cold sores or not.... Herpecin L provides moisturizing protection and relief from cold sores, but its not just for cold sores. It is more hydrating than other lip treatments. It contains SPF. It protects painful cracking of lips and promotes healing without numbing or drying. Now, I have never had cold sores, so this product appeals to me more for its moisturizing and protective benefits than anything...

However, if you are someone who does get cold sores, I just want to be sure to mention that this is a pharmacist-recommended product that claims to "provide instant relief from burning, itching, and oozing (yikes!), while at the same time protecting the lips with medication that speeds up recovery so you don’t have to suffer from cold sores for a week or longer." I will link a few other reviews on this product from girls who can attest to those claims, since I cannot. Look for those links at the end of this post. 

Back to why this product appeals to me, and why I would recommend it as your new must have lip balm & treatment all year round. It is uniquely formulated with some really great ingredients that I have taken the time to look into and want to break down for you!
๐Ÿ’Ž Dimethicone: dimethicone provides a protective cover on skin, which is supposed to help keep moisture in, leaving skin - or in this case, lips - hydrated for longer. 
๐Ÿ’Ž Lysine: this, to me, is a very interesting essential amino acid that may prevent replication of the herpes virus and plays an important role in the formation of collagen - learn more about it here.
๐Ÿ’Ž Vitamin B6: helps in preventing production of excess sebum - which can aggravate acne.
๐Ÿ’Ž Vitamins C & E: both of these, when used on the skin, are known to help block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process.
๐Ÿ’Ž Lemon Balm: This is a great anti-viral with many wonderful used, including improving cold sore symptoms and shortening the duration of healing time.
๐Ÿ’Ž SPF 30: We all know the importance of sun screen! However, we may not realize, or maybe forget that our lips need that same protection too! So I love a balm that includes SPF protection. 

In addition to the great ingredient list, I am equally happy that while this a medicated product, it doesn't have a medicated scent or weird taste at all unlike other medicated lip balms or treatments. In fact there is no taste at all, and the scent is a barely there hint of vanilla.

PRICE Point & RESULTS.... Lets just take a moment to see this product in action. I wasn't kidding when I said I suffer from very dry chapped lips. If I am not consistent in protecting and taking care of my lips - they end up like the "before" photo below. And as I mentioned before, I have found and loved many products that help my lips. But they are so expensive. So when I run out and can't afford to splurge, my lips suffer. So its wonderful to discover an affordable product that really works! The photos below show the results after using this lip balm for a few weeks. It has really helped to restore my lips as well as protect the from the sun and harsh (cold/windy) weather too.

I don't know about you, but after doing some research on this product and testing it myself - I am sold on this hidden little gem that is under $5 and sold at your local Walmart! Try it for yourself, and let me know what you think! And if you're still unsure, I encourage you to check out a few other reviews and read what others are saying about it!

๐Ÿ’Ž How to Treat & Prevent Cold Sores by Beauty 4 Free 2 u
๐Ÿ’Ž Fall & Winter Lip Protection With Herpecin by Coffee with Summer
๐Ÿ’Ž Lip Balm for Fall and Winter | Herpecin-L Lip Protectant by Topknots & Pearls

And if you are on the lookout for other products for dry skin, check out some of my favorite "Dry Skin Savers - Face Products". Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review, I hope you found it helpful! And if you have any questions or thoughts - I'd love to hear them! So please do not hesitate to leave a comment and share! ♥

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Friday, October 27, 2017

32 Degrees Active Wear Try On Haul + DISCOUNT CODE

Hey babes, I really hope you enjoy this Active Wear Try On Haul from 32 Degrees! 32 Degrees is a wonderful and affordable Active wear / Every Day Basics brand that has great items for Men, Women and Children! These items are so perfect for an active life style and the every day. Sleek and Comfortable in design for the daily routine and on the go, no matter the weather!

And they were so wonderful to offer a discount code! Use coupon code: Maria for 30% off at 32 Degrees

Push play to see everything I got, hear my thoughts on the items and be sure to leave a comment letting me know what YOU thought about them!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Colorful Unicorn Halo Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauty babes! Thanks so much for joining me today. This makeup look & tutorial was a fun little collab I did with my friend Shaye San Juan! She is truly amazing, beautiful, talented and hilarious, and I know you will love her! Anyways, we decided to do what we are calling a "Copy Cat Collab"! Basically I am doing a copy cat - recreation of one of her looks and she is doing the same with one of my looks!
I love this idea because it's a very fun way to see how the same makeup can look on someone else! As well as how to create it with different products! Which also goes to show that you don't have to have exactly the same products as someone else to re-create the same look! 

Anyways, I really hope you enjoy this tutorial - I decided to recreate Shaye's Colorful Mermaid Halo Eye look. Interestingly enough, I think of this look as more of a Unicorn Halo Eye Look! haha Either way, its pretty magical! ♥ And I really hope you enjoy!

Here is a list of all the products I used for this look:
(some affiliate links may be used)

MBA Cosmetics Pressed Matte Shadow : In The Nude
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Silk FX Shadows: Turquoise, Calypso and Buttercup
MBA Cosmetics Eclipse Highlight in Saturn
Pur Cosmetics Bombshell Lashes
OMFG Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Liquid Highlight
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Warm Light
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Powder
It Cosmetics Illumination Finishing Veil
Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Justify My Love
OMFG Cosmetics Candy Corn Highlight
Beauty Junkees Liquid Lipstick in Dinner Party

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agapelovegirl15 for 15% off omfg cosmetics
LOVEGIRL for 25% OFF beauty junkees

I really hope you enjoy this video and tutorial! When you are one watching, please be sure to head on over to Shaye's Channel and show her some love, and say hello from agapelovegirl!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

BlendSMART2 Rotating Foundation Brush Giveaway + Discount Code

Hey beauty babes - I am so excited to present to you this giveaway from blendSMART! One lucky entrant will win the blendSMART starter set and a highlighter brush head! I will demo BOTH of the brush heads in this video as well for you to see it in action. However, for the full review and to see this brush in action with foundation, concealer and contour I encourage you to watch my original review here

BTW blendSMART is doing a Breast cancer awareness promotion:  blendSMART will donate $5.00 to breast cancer awareness for every sale using 20% discount code 'gopink' - valid until Oct. 31 2017

Alternatively you can use code maria20 for 20% off - valid now until Nov. 30 2017

The starter set includes:

A patented motorized applicator and a premium foundation brush head that is cruelty-free, antimicrobial and designed for the most sensitive skin.  blendSMART2 spins at 190 RPM and puts your beauty routine on cruise control.  No matter what makeup formulation, skill level or skin type. It’s so simple, it’s smart.

The universal head magnetically attaches to the blendSMART2 rotating makeup applicator. Spinning at 190 RPM, its synthetic fibers gently rotate to effortlessly reach all areas of your face and neck. It blends all formulations of foundation including liquid, crรจme, powder and even sunscreens. The stippling head design works for touching up or buffing out makeup mistakes. The antimicrobial brush cleans easily and is soft enough for all skin types

The new blendSMART2 highlighter brush head.

This dense and compact brush head can be used with liquid, cream, or powder highlighters, and it’s antimicrobial, cruelty free and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. Blend and buff the perfect amount of highlighter to achieve a flawless glow or luminous shine.
Please watch the video to see both brush heads in action!
Find the giveaway at the end of this post.

For your chance to WIN - you can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
Giveaway is open now until Oct. 30th. Please give me a few days after that to pick a winner (will be picked randomly) and check entries to make sure they are valid. Once winner is announced, they will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be selected. 
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