Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick (complimentary from @influenster) So, lets get the good out of the way... These lipsticks come in a lovely rose-gold tube that snaps shut with a magnetic closure. They are filled with lovely oils and waxes, such as moringa,castor, avocado, jojoba, palm, sunflower and candelilla wax, along with ginger, pumpkin, green tea, grape, vanilla and blackberry extracts. These provide a protective film on my lips and keeps them moisturized like a lip balm. The bad ~ these are lip balms. Granted, they are tinted, but they are not heavily pigmented" nor do they provide a "creamy matte finish" ~ these were also supposed to have a sweet vanilla and blackberry scent and taste and I didn't experience that either. I did not find these colors to be realistically buildable and they were so sheer on my lips ~ only the bright hot pink clown shade of Natalie" was somewhat pigmented on my lips. I was very disappointed in the color payoff with these lipsticks ~ Molly is a soft peach nude that looks so dark in the tube, sheer on my hand swatch and no color payoff at all on my lips. I thought "Joanna", with its deep plum/pink undertones, might have some color payoff, but nope, once again, it was like a totally different shade on my lips ~ a sheer pink. Do not be deceived by the swatches at Jane Iredale ~ unless you layer multiple times and use a lip liner, that is not how the colors look with one or two swipes. These are not matte either ~ they have a slight sheen to them. I own matte lipsticks and this is not a matte lipstick. If I paid $35.00 for this, I would be so upset with the color payoff. So, if you want an overpriced tinted lip balm, in a very classy looking case, then these are for you. If you love the natural look, don't be afraid of the dark looking colors in the tube ~ the color payoff is so sheer and light that it is very natural looking. If these lipsticks had the same deep intensity that was in the tube, I would have been very happy with them, but they didn't and I like lippies that actually show up on my lips. My recommendation ~ Purchase Burt's Bees lip products if you want color payoff with eco-friendly ingredients. . . #prsample #janeiredale #influsenter #theskincaremakeup #tripleluxe
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (pink cap) I love this cleansing water ~ it is lightweight, removes makeup beautifully and has no scent that I can pick up on. I don't need to rub or tug at my skin, as this multi-purpose cleanser uses Micellar technology ~ micelles capture and remove dirt, oil and makeup easily. Micelles are used as emulsifiers in cleansing waters as it allows an insoluble ingredient(such as oil) to dissolve away.
I first remove my makeup with it and then take a clean cotton pad, pour some more of this cleansing water on it ~ then swipe all over my face for a refreshing, soothing drink of hydration!
I worry about powder hair touch-ups and their fallout. When I was selected to this campaign, I was concerned that I would get a product that would just cover my face with dark powder. How wrong I was!! Clairol's Root Touch-Up Concealing Powder is fantastic ~ it has a slim compact with a great long mirror inside, so you can do your touch up's anywhere, the brush is slim and firm, so the powder adheres to the brush and doesn't fall out everywhere. The color is perfect too ~ I have medium-brown hair with reddish tones, and I received the medium brown. At first, it looks like it has shimmers in it, but it doesn't ~ this powder is matte, but it has some dimension, so your hair doesn't look like you just brushed on powder.
I can easily control where I want the powder to go, no fall out - blends in beautifully with my hair and I can cover my greys easily. It is long lasting too ~ so long my hair doesn't get wet, it stays in all day long.
I totally recommend this and I would purchase as I love everything about it and I can slip this into my purse, my laptop case or backpack. I received this free from Influenster and Clairol for review purposes
I have tried L'Oreal's clay masks in the past, and I couldn't get past the strong perfumed scent to say whether it was good or not. My heart sunk when I saw that Influenster sent me free for review purposes, because unless the formula has changed, I knew I was going to have the same issues. I received the Clear & Comfort Clay Mask, made with 3 types of clay (Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Montmorillonite) and seaweed extracts This is a bright vivid blue, which makes it perfect for the 'gram! Alas, L'Oreal has not done anything with the scent, so after 3 minutes on my face, I had to rinse this off as I was getting a migraine. This is supposed to help clear and comfort stressed skin and instead, it was an assault on my sense of smell. Oh well. This is just a shame, L'Oreal ~ why do you put such strong fragrances in your products? I am not that sensitive to scents, but this stuff was JUST TOO STRONG. I do not recommend this mask and L'Oreal should rethink that fragrance.
Acne, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Damage, Uneven Skin Tone
Klorane makes some of the best dry shampoos out there ~ they are gentle and really give my hair a freshness if I use it as an alternative to water shampooing. You do need to be careful not to spray to closely to your hair, as it will deposit a white powder. That said, I find that this pleasantly scented dry shampoo is also excellent as a volumizer & texturizng hair care product ~ it really helps boost the volume in my hair and coats my hair strands so it looks thicker. I have purchased this product many times ~ I did take one star off due to the fact it leaves a white residue if you aren't careful.
This is an interesting product ~ it is a gel stick that will not only cleanse, but exfoliate and you can use it as a wash off mask too. I decided to use it as a mask ~ I just twisted the base of the stick and then applied to my face. I noticed that there were little grains of dirt as I did this, as this does contain Diatomaceous Earth Microexfoliants, which according to the description are fossilized sea algae and will absorb oil and toxins, while gently exfoliating. I left it on for 10 minutes ~ it doesn’t really dry down to anything and then I rinsed off, massaging it in circular motions and then rinsing it with warm water. Verdict? Well, it is okay. I’ve used better exfoliating products, that is for sure. However, if you travel, this might be a good product to bring along, as it is in stick form and can be used as a cleanser too. I think it is very gentle and not harsh. It doesn’t have much of a scent that I can tell, but I love its purple-black color
Acne, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Damage, Uneven Skin Tone
These are great for a party! Just steam or pan fry and serve with soy or your own dipping sauce. Very tasty, veggie potstickers and kid friendly too. My only complaint is that there aren't enough in one bag!!
Not every one likes pumpkin pie at thanksgiving, so I make sure that I have some cheesecake in the freezer just in case. This has a creamy delicious taste, very smooth and the strawberry topping is also very good ~ I also like to add my own fresh berries as well, maybe an orange compote.