Thursday, August 31, 2017

Life-Changing Skincare Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid

Hey beauty babes, thank you so much for stopping by today. I am SO glad you are here. ♥ Today I have Hannah Do, from Thank Your Skin beauty blog, here today to tell us all about one of my very FAVORITE Skincare ingredients - Hyaluronic Acid. I say it all the time and I am always recommending it to people (on my socials and in person). I know that the name can sound a bit intimidating... When I first heard about it I thought - why would I want to put anything "acid" on my face?! haha But after I learned more, I quickly realized how beneficial it could be for taking care of my skin. So I have been sort of "obsessed" with it ever since! And I love sharing more info about it with others. So, I am please to have Hannah here with more info for us all as well as a fabulous infographic!! Keep reading to learn more.... (


Hyaluronic acid is more than just a craze. In fact, it can be a life-changing skincare ingredient, especially to those who are struggling with aging, oily and acne-prone skinHyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant. What it basically does is draw moisture from the surrounding air and lock in into the skin for long-lasting hydration. By boosting your skin’s moisture, you’ll be making it more plump. This, in essence, means less wrinkles, fine lines and saggingIt can also protect your skin against UV rays and free radical damage that can make your skin age faster. It’s able to help with wound healing and skin cell renewal, too.

With all these benefits, it isn’t surprising why there are tons of products formulated with hyaluronic acid. You can find it in creams, lotions, moisturizers and even serums. However, like most skin care products, you need to be consistent with its use if you want to reap all of its benefits. You can’t apply a hyaluronic acid serum, for example, and expect it to give dramatic results every night. You have to use it regularly and partner it with a good skin care routine.

Now, to know more about what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin, check out the amazing infographic below!

Hyaluronic Acid For Skin: The Little-Known Secret To Healthier Skin

Thank you Hannah for your Guest post and wonderful Infographic!

"Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article about Best Face Wash For Men With Oily Skin. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NEW Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara

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Hello beauty babes and welcome! Today I've just got a super quick & simple look to share with you - this isn't a tutorial so much, though you will see me do my entire face of makeup in this video (details listed below). But this is more so a quick review and first look at the brand new Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara. I did receive this complimentary from Urban Decay but, as usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest!

Alright lets get down to the details of what you are here for - the Trouble Maker mascara!! This mascara is made to hold up in hot and heavy situations. Its been tested by the Urban Decay team to last through saunas, snowboarding and even... ahem... Intimate situations! *sex proof* Yes those are the claims! Simply speaking, you will have no concerns of flaking,  smearing or smudging with this mascara! Its going to last you through a good sweaty workout and then some! 

The formula includes two different types of black pigments for the most intense dark black. Its also infused with hollow silica and ultra light fibers to give volume without weighing down your lashes. And to nourish and condition your lashes - Vitamin E and panthenol is also added!
The packaging is another WOW factor. Its simply stunning with its holographic, double walled, faceted tube! If you love packaging this alone makes it a "must have". I personally wouldn't mind a bouquet of these in a little vase to adorn my vanity! haha But maybe that's just me!? 

Anyways - the brush is another extremely UNIQUE design. It almost looks like some sort of mid-evil torture device, and it definitely takes some getting used to. But it features a variety of long and short, thick and thin slightly hook like bristles all the way around that make it possible to catch every single lash you have - adding volume, curl and length as it separates!

The Claims of Troublemaker mascara is that it delivers 13.7x the lash volume and gives sexy, fluttery, intensely black, long fanned out lashes!

I definitely feel it gives super fluttery and thicker lashes, but the *extra* length is lacking - at least in comparison to other lengthening mascaras I have used. The wand really takes some getting used to, but I do love the design and the way it catches every lash. No lash left behind!! haha 

And it really does hold up incredibly - no matter what you are doing. I wore it camping recently and it held up overnight! And my lashes looked great the next day (without even applying more mascara). Of course normally I always removed my makeup before bed, (and recommend always doing so) but curiosity got the best of me this one time. 

Find this mascara at Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay and select Macy's stores  - the price is $24 for full size of $11 for the travel size! 

💜Hot Springs Hydrating Gel
💜Naked Skin One & Done
💜Naked Skin Concealer
💜Illuminizer Powder
💜Naked Skin Shapeshifter (light/medium and medium/dark)
💜Chill setting spray
💜TroubleMaker Mascara
💜Vice Lipstick in the shade Bang Bang

To see how I created this look, and the Mascara in action - be sure to push play and watch this quick video!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Halo Eye | Tarte Rain Forest of the Sea Volume 2 | August Boxycharm

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Hey beauty babes, thanks for popping in today! Ive got an unboxing and full makeup look/tutorial to share with you today!! I created this look using mainly items from this months Boxycharm box - my eyeshadows, eye lashes and lips all feature products from this months box! This (eye) look features the beautiful Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Volume 2 Palette. And can you believe that this palette actually came in the August boxycharm box!? I was blown away, this months box is Amazing!! 😍

For those who may not know, Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box. It's $21 a month, but each box contains at least $100 worth of products - all full size too! I am never disappointed in a box, and it seems that each month only gets better and better! In fact, if you are curious and like spoilers - keep reading because I have some spoilers to share with you on what will be in future boxes! ;) If you want to learn more about Boxycharm and how to subscribe click (here). 
Products from Boxycharm:
•Tarte Rain forest of the Sea Volume 2 (retail $36)
•Moda Pro 3 piece brush set (retail $26)
•Pur Pro lashes style Bombshell (retail $14) 
•Aloette Face Paint lip & cheek tint (retail $35)
•Adesse Gel Effect Nail Polish (retail $18)

Over $120 worth of FULL size products for only $21 a month!

Additional Products used for this look:
•LA Girl Pro HD Concealer 
•Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighter in Happily Ever After

Alright beauties, I really hope you enjoy today's Makeup tutorial featuring the August Boxycharm box!! 

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MAC Cosmetics
BECCA Cosmetics
Cover FX

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Full Face Rimmel London Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauty babes! Today I am sharing a "one brand makeup tutorial" with you featuring Rimmel London! My full face and entire look is all Rimmel London Products! I am so excited to bring you this video because I have never done one like this before. But I have always loved the idea of these videos! I also think its even better because this is an affordable drug store brand!! Woop Woop! 

If you like these types of videos, please do let me know and I will do more. And if you have any suggestions or recommendations for other brands I should do, leave a comment with your suggestions! I also tried to get pretty creative with this look, doing a fun dramatic liner and cut crease eye look. But its actually really easy - I promise! So I hope you enjoy!!
Here is a list of all the products I used (affil. links):

Brow This Way Brow Gel in Dark Brown
Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Grunge Glamour
Colour Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner in Black and White
♥Scandeleyes Water proof eye pencil in Black
#insta Flawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint in 006 Light Medium and 007 Medium Dark
Match Perfection Concealer in 230 Fair/Light
♥#Insta Fix & matte Translucent Powder
Kate Sculpting Palette in Golden Bronze
Moisture Renew Lipstick in 240 Tower of Mauve

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See how I created this look - and hear some of my first impressions and mini reviews on each product in the video below! Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Its Almost My Birthday!

Hey beauty babes, how's your Monday treating you ? Hopefully well tell me about your day. I want to hear.... Here is a bit about my day. So I recently got back from a Trip to Ohio to visit the MBA Cosmetics Shop/Lab!! Very exciting stuff - I got to not only SEE but I also got to FILM some behind the scenes stuff including how many of their products are made! Oh it was just the most interesting thing. I cannot wait to share - but I have got lots of footage to go through and edit. Stay tuned! ♥

Anyways, so today I am back to work and realized a couple things; ONE - my birthday is tomorrow and I really have nothing planned... I usually always do some kind of birthday look or birthday post to share on the blog here. But this year I've got nothing. TWO - I realized I had this look that I NEVER shared here on the blog! What is that? haha So I decided to share it now and this can work my b-day post as well....
This look was created using the Vintage Romance Collection by MBA Cosmetics - which is MY Collaboration collection with them! ♥ I don't know if I'll ever quite get over the excitement of my Collab with mbacosmetics! 😄 It launched back in October 2016, but I'm still so in love and excited to share it! If you dont have this collection yet and are interested in purchasing it - you can find it (here) and use code AGAPELOVE15 for 15% off!
Anyways, I actually took these photos to be used as promos for the MBA Cosmetics Booth and IMATS!! Which was equally exciting to me. I cannot tell you how fun, exciting, cool and what a dream it was to see my face on promos for all to see! Especially for a brand I truly love! ♥

Alright, enough of my rambling. Maybe some of you want to know the details of this look?? For the look I used the shadows: Hearts A'fire, Romance, Ever After, Sweet Nothings, Key to my Heart and Vintage Lace. (all from my collection) I also used Vintage Lace as my cheekbone & nose highlight! It works amazing as a face highlight! ♥ lashes are also from MBA Cosmetics in the style Whimsey (what else is new - I love those ones) Oh and my lipstick is one of the new Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip's in the shade Naked Pink.
Alrighty loves... Your turn! Lets hear about your Monday! Also, if you got your hands on my collaboration collection - let me know your thoughts and I would LOVE to see your looks! I have been sharing them on the MBA page whenever I see them. ♥ 

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