Hi I'm Rachael! I love being an Influenster member where I get to learn about and try new products. It's so fun receiving stuff in the mail and getting to do all the activities that come along with it.
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Hey ladies! Today I'm going to be reviewing the @elfcosmetics Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose.
I think that the packaging is really nice! The black gives it a sleek look and I love that they give you a preview of the shade at the bottom of the stick.
This color is SUPER pretty swatched and I think the color shows up well in the photo in my slideshow. But for some reason when I was applying it and looking at it in the mirror, I thought that the shade wasn't a good fit for me. I guess I'll have to try it again and see what I think. 🌹
Another thing that I like about this lipstick is the fact that it goes on smoothly it doesn't have a strong scent to it.
This lipstick is enriched with Vitamins A, C & E to moisturize and hydrate your lips. 💋
This lipstick also contains a sharpener at the bottom of it that I wouldn't have known about if I hadn't read the back of the box. What an awesome surprise!
Do you guys have a favorite @elfcosmetics lip product?
Today I'm testing out the @julepbeauty Korean Skincare Made Simple Face Double Cleanse & Boost kit.
@julepbeauty & @ultabeauty were so kind to send this Korean Skincare Made Simple Double Cleanse & Boost set!
This set comes with the following beauty goodies: 💦Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil 💦Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick 💦Charcoal Konjac Sponge 💦Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil
Here are the steps that I did for this cleansing system: 🌹Pump a liberal amount of the cleansing oil into dry hands and massage over dry face to instantly dissolve makeup, dirt and impurities. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. 🌹Apply cleansing balm to face and work into a gentle lather with water. 🌹 I then wet the Konjac sponge, massaged my face in a circular motion and rinsed off the cleansing balm. 🌹 After I dried my face, I massaged two drops of the facial oil onto my skin.
I thought that the cleansing oil smelled really nice and almost had a citrusy scent to it. My skin felt nice after rinsing off the oil and it did a good job of removing my makeup. The cleansing stick was really easy to use. The cleanser smelled citrusy also and was nice and soft. I just applied it to my face and lathered it with water.
It says that in order to get a deeper cleanse you can use the Konjac sponge with the cleansing balm so I did just that. It says that the sponge can be used with or without cleanser and that you rinse it thoroughly and squeeze out the excess water but do not wring it out. It's made with exfoliating konjac root and detoxifying bamboo charcoal powder.
The facial oil has a nice light scent to it. I like the fact that it comes in a glass bottle which helps preserve the quality of the product for longer and it comes with a dropper. Also, it only requires one to two drops per use which means that this bottle is definitely going to last me for a while. It says that it can be used alone or added to your favorite moisturizer or treatment. And it can be used day or night. I felt that this did a good job of moisturizing my skin. It didn't make it feel oily and it absorbed nicely into my skin.
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So, today I want to share with you guys about the @bhcosmetics It'sMyRayeRaye Palette! This was another amazing prize that I received in a giveaway hosted by @mauihawaiigrl & @thebeautyrookie. 😘
This is a 21 color eyeshadow, highlighter & contour palette. In my slideshow you will see swatches of all of the colors.
The first 3 swatches are the highlighters in the shades: Moonlight, Rayediant & French Toast! These are all gorgeous and you can never own too many highlighters! I love to get my highlight on!
The next 3 swatches are the contour shades: Chai, Mocha & Brownie Bite! I'm very excited to try these out!
Now for the eyeshadow shades, from Left to Right: Nudist, Pancake (I just love that name!), Mousse, Control Freak, Black Beauty, Spice, Midnight, Sunset, Friday, Connie, Angel, Alison, Tiffany, Fairytale & Passion.
Just from swatching these I can tell that Angel is the most pigmented and it happens to be my favorite shade in the palette. This shade would also do well as a highlighter. My next favorite shade is Alison. Both of these are so pretty for Summer! Can you tell that I'm a big fan of lighter/nude shades? 😂
Nudist and Pancake will probably get a lot of use this Summer as well as in general because they are great base shades. I also really like Fairytale. This palette is so versatile for all seasons!
I'd like to tell you guys about the @evahairnyc Freshen Up Dry Shampoo.
I picked up this particular product because I already have there 10 in 1 Hair Primer as well as their Therapy Session Hair Mask, so I thought I would try out their dry shampoo this time.
First of all, THIS PACKAGING THO! It's not only gorgeous and eye-catching but it's perfect for Summer too!
The scent of the product is nice, just your typical dry shampoo smell. And it's really easy to use. Directions on the can: Shake the can before use. Hold 10-12 inches away from your scalp and spray lightly for even coverage. Use your fingertips to massage the product through your hair. Style as desired. I thought that it did a pretty decent job of getting rid of oils. I have fine hair so I think if this dry shampoo were to have more of a powdery finish, I think it would be able to absorb oils better on my scalp.
I only paid 99 cents for this! How did I do it? A while back I posted about the deal I found thanks to Tina @freestufffinder. Certain @evahairnyc products had a rebate tag on them so I picked up some @evahairnyc products and when I got home from @ultabeauty I mailed in my rebate card and receipt and then got a coupon for $9 off an @evahairnyc product in the mail. The dry shampoo was $11.99 and I used my $9 off coupon plus a $2 coupon that was attached to the dry shampoo, making it only 99 cents!
Have you guys tried @evahairnyc Freshen Up Dry Shampoo? If not, what's your favorite dry shampoo?
I enjoy using Ojon Hair Oil because it works great at moisturizing my hair and heat protecting it. It also has a great scent and the packaging is neat. The oil itself has an ombre look to it before you shake it up.