What’s New? Wet n Wild Beauty

Hi, loves! We’re back today with a What New? Wet n Wild Beauty. While shopping at my local Walgreens, I came across a new Wet n Wild display for the Queen of My Heart Collection.  This collection includes a lip palette, two new highlighters, lip/cheek tints, three new eyeshadow trios, and a kabuki brush.

What New? Wet n Wild Beauty

Queen of My Heart Collection- ‘The Sweetest Bling’ and ‘Lilac to Reality’

 

I picked up the two new highlighters and one of the eyeshadow trios from the collection.  The highlighters are the same formula as the Mega Glo Highlighting Powder.  This time, they added two tones to add some dimension.  I think I got really lucky finding this collection because new collections seem to be scarce.  Not really sure why.

 

 

 

My Thoughts

 

This is my favorite highlighter out of the two, ‘The Sweetest Bling‘.  I love the pinky tone makes a great highlight on its own or as a blush topper.  The heart is a great cream colored highlight.  I really like each color applied on their own or together.  The texture was very smooth and creamy.

 

 

 

 

I also picked up another highlight called, ‘Lilac to Reality‘.  To be honest, this one isn’t a favorite.  Now don’t get me wrong.  The color is beautiful, but not my cup of tea.  When swatched it was a lot more grainy and gritty.  A feeling I don’t like at all.  Like I said, the lilac color is beautiful on its own.  I believe it to be more of an acquired taste.  The heart is a straight white highlight, also not really my style.

 

 

 

 

Lilac to Reality on top and The Sweetest Bling on bottom
The Sweetest Bling applied

I picked up one of their new eyeshadow trios called ‘Hieroglyphic Heart‘. The crease is absolutely beautiful and works with all kinds of looks.  The satin shadows were pretty, but after knowing the quality of shadows Wet n Wild puts out, they were a little ‘eh’.  At a price point of $2.99, they are still pretty good.

 

 

 

If you’re lucky, you can find the collection at your local Walgreens and Kmart, at least that’s where I got lucky or you can purchase the entire collection right off the Wet n Wild website.  For $29.99 you can snag the entire collection, here.  Such a steal!  If you were able to find the collection, I’d love to hear what you grabbed.  Leave it in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

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Sephora Haul

Hi, loves! We are back today with a mini haul from Sephora. I wanted to share some products that are also good value.

Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Nude Lip

This is by far the best value at Sephora, at least in my opinion.  For $28 you get six lip products.  They come in a lip-shaped box- what can I say…I’m a package junkie.  These range from full-size products to deluxe sample, with a value of $88.

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
– 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
– 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude)
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
– 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown)
You get everything you need to create the perfect nude lip.  The color range is also pretty great.  It comes with a color for every almost every skin color.  I would suggest running to your local Sephora and grabbing one of these kits.  You will not regret it.

Sephora Line

 SEPHORA COLLECTIONMicellar Cleansing Water & Milk – Coconut Water
Micellar waters are all the rage right now.  Everyone is starting to come out with them, so it’s no surprise that Sephora wasn’t right behind.  Not a coconut fan, no problem!  Sephora has a few different scents.  They are also made to fit your type of skin.  This product is not very big, so keep this in mind.  You are getting a 3.3 oz item for $6.50.
Coconut Water-Coconut Water Extract: Soothes the discomfort and tightness of dry skin.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONLip Balm & Scrub

Sephora also came out with lip balms and scrubs.  There are 6 different lip balms/scrubs.  If you have not already guessed, coconut is my favorite.  Since I can’t go home my island, I’lll bring a bit of the islands to me, lol.  So far the lip balm is very hydrating.  If you’re wondering, the scent is not strong at all- so you should be fine.  Definitely worth the $6 for 0.123 product.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my mini Sephora Haul!  Full reviews on each item will be coming soon!

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Fashion Nova’s Wanderlust Set

Take a look at the hottest new trend this season- Loungewear.  You can find Loungewear styles at Fashion Nova. Fashion Nova is an affordable online retailer that caters to women of all sizes. Fashion Nova has gotten so on trend that celebs like Bella Thorn, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner have come to know and love this retailer.

Kylie Jenner+ Fashion Nova’s Wanderlust Set

Kylie Jenner is sporting Fashion Nova’s “Wanderlust” set.  The set includes the Wanderlust Hoodie for $19.99 and leggings for $19.99.  This set is all the rage right now that even Batty Winkle has the same outfit.

Who wore it best?  In my opinion, they both look great, but I would love to look as great as Batty Winkle in my later years.  Especially, being able to pull off that outfit. Wowza!

Another great thing about loungewear is that you can dress it up or dress it down.  Pair it with some heels and glam accessories for a night out with your girls or wear some sneaks for an everyday comfortable look.

Don’t forget to check out Fashion Nova for more trendsetting fashion!

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3D MINK LASH REVIEW

Hi, loves! We are back today with a review on 3D Mink lashes from Private Label Extensions.  There are different styles of lashes that fit every budget.  3D Mink lashes are a good in between brand.  Let me tell you why!

Private Label Extensions

Private Label Extensions is a Georgia-based wholesale company.  They wholesale hair extensions, branding, and 3D lashes at affordable pricing.

Let’s Talk Lashes

I was presented with the opportunity to test out two different lashes from Private Label Extensions.  There are 10 different styles of lashes available.  This covers everything from everyday natural to full voluminous lashes.  3D lashes are 100% handcrafted and 100% mink.  The lashes are created with two to three of layers of mink.

I chose the Amelia and Jane styles.  I don’t glam up very often, so I wanted to choose styles that would work for every day.  Even with natural looking lashes, you still get the illusion of long full lashes.  I would say they’re very similar in looks.  Pricing starts at $13.50 for one set or $125 for 10 sets.  You will definitely get your money’s worth because one single set can be reused up to 25 times!  Crazy, right?

An added bonus is the packaging.  It isn’t cheap cardboard or flimsy plastic.  You are actually provided a case that you can store the lashes in after every use.

 

Amelia

  • Hair: 3D Mink
  • Style: Jane
  • Color: Natural Color
  • Strip Lash
  • Reusable (Suggested use 20-25 wears)

 

 

 

Jane

  • Hair: 3D Mink
  • Style: Jane
  • Color: Natural Color
  • Strip Lash
  • Reusable (Suggested use 20-25 wears)

 

 

Here you will see the Janes applied.  In the second picture, you can see the difference in the lashes. The right eye shows the difference in lengths from natural to falsies.  These are an instant favorite with a simple application and a comfortable band.  They were easy to remove and clean off with no leftover glue residue.  Easily addicted!

Purchase some styles for yourself to see how great these are.  You could even create your own brand and sell your favorites.  Start your dreams like the entrepreneurs who started Private Label Extensions.

 

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy Review

Hi, beauties!  We are back today with a review of the new Sally Hansen Color Therapy line.  Sally Hansen has numerous polish formulas, but the Color therapy line has to be my favorite.

Color Therapy Line:

 

Product Details:

Color Therapy
Color that cares while you wear
Intensive Nourishment for healthy looking nails
Up to 10 days fade-proof, Chip-Resistant Wear
9 out of 10 Women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails

Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The ColorTherapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail.”

For this manicure, I used ‘Well, well, well’ and ‘Powder Room’ for my accent nail.  Now, I work at a job that requires me to type for my entire shift.  On top of that, I blog.  Polishes need to hold up through all the tapping. The first picture shows the polishes freshly applied.  While the second picture shows minimal chipping along the thumb and ring finger.  Mind you, this was a week and a half later.  Very close to the 10-daychip proof claim.

These polishes are amazing quality with great pricing.  You can find them priced from $7.99 down to $6.72, depending on where they are purchased.  You can locate them at Ulta, Walmart, and Target to name a few places.

I would also suggest using the Color Therapy Cuticle Oil to add a little more life back into your nails.  It is also a great topper to finish off your manicure.

  • Moisturizing and nourishing oil
  • Instantly restores radiance to nails and cuticles
  • Promotes strong, resilient natural nails

 

 

 

This line of polish is my favorite by far.  Great job, Sally Hansen!  I am addicted!

 

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Face Mask Friday: Freeman Charcoal and Brown Sugar Mask

Happy Face Mask Friday everyone! Today I have a facial polishing charcoal and black sugar mask by Freeman. It’s a dual action purifying mask and smoothing exfoliant.

Product Details:

The directions say to apply the mask to face and neck avoiding contact with eyes. Leave on for 5 to 7 Minutes. Gently massage for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse with warm water. Use two times a week or as often as needed.
This mask is amazingly affordable as well at just $4.29 for 6 Fl. Oz. (150 mL). If you would like to try before you buy you can always buy the 2-4 use 0.5 Oz. travel size for $1.99. I am usually able to get 3 uses out of them so I love packing them for trips.

 Procedure

I washed my face with the Purity face wash and followed the directions for the mask. One thing I did notice during application is it is a little messy. The sugar kind of clumps together and falls as you’re applying it, so make sure you’re over a sink or something for easy cleanup. Another strange thing I noticed with this mask is that the air is blown out if my nostrils felt extremely warm on my upper lip. I’m not sure what’s in the mask that would cause this.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really love the feeling of the product itself. It really felt effective at detoxifying and my skin felt amazing afterward. A lot of exfoliators and charcoal masks leave my skin feeling in need of moisture, but this mask made my skin feel perfect. Even the sugar granules were perfect size and smoothness. I will very possibly be making this mask a part of my beauty routine. There’s only one other negative thing I could find and that is it’s hard to close after use you have to make sure the nozzle and opening after reading cleaned off or the lid won’t snap on correctly. Freeman products are not tested on animals and are made right here in the U.S.A! So support your skin and your economy by buying from Freeman.
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Sample Review- First Aid Beauty

 

We are back today with a “Sample Sunday” review on First Aid Beauty Banish Dry sample duo from Sephora.  About a week ago and half ago, we got hit with a really bad snow storm.  That winter storm caused my skin to really dry out. I decided to banish my dry skin away using this duo.  It was the perfect time to put it to the test.

 

 

 

First Aid Beauty Sample Deets:

The sample includes two, 2ml packet of FAB’s Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum and Ultra Repair Cream.

I’d suggest poking a hole in the packet with a needle. You can maximize your use to a couple of days.Because a little goes a long way with both of these products.   I was able to get 3 uses out of each packet.  I wish they would give at least two packets per each product, to get a full week of testing.  Let’s be real, a couple of days isn’t really enough to determine if a product works or not. At least, not with skincare.

My thoughts:

FAB’s Ultra Repair Cream is one of my favorite moisturizers.  I have repurchased it numerous times and I always keep a backup in my collection.  I have never tried the serum, but after trying it- I feel like I need to add it into my skincare routine.  It works that good!  The only con was a slight burning sensation, but that’s how you know it’s working, right?  At least, that’s what I think.

Overall, I really enjoyed this sample duo.  It’s a great sample to bring on overnight or weekend trip.  Especially for those with dry skin.  If you’ve tried these products before, how did you like them?  Do you have something else you would recommend for dry, flakey skin?

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FACE MASK SATURDAY- Derma e Purifying 2-1 Charcoal Mask

Happy Face Mask Friday everyone (due to some issues, our post went live today, Saturday). As we all know from my posts my skin leans more towards the oily side. Most of the masks you’ll see me use will be geared towards that skin type.

Purifying Charcoal Mask

 

Today I pulled out the derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. This mask was created for normal to oily skin types and is meant to purge pores of deeply rooted toxins by using marine algae and activated charcoal. Following the directions, I washed my face with the Purity face wash, and then applied the mask. You wait 5 minutes while the mask dries and then use water to exfoliate as you remove the mask.

 

 

 

This is one of the quickest drying charcoal masks I’ve ever used, it gives your skin that tight stiff feeling when it’s dry. The Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal mask is a dual-action formula that decongestant pores from sebum, dirt, and toxins, then exfoliates away harmful micropollutants. Recommended use is 1-2 times a week for the best-balanced effect. This mask is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free, and can be found at Target and Amazon.com.

This mask almost feels like a less extreme glam glow if you’ve ever tried that. It had just the right amount of exfoliating particles in it as well. It definitely left my face feeling fresh and clean. This is the first time I’ve ever tried this mask and I’d say overall it’s a great affordable mask option!

Con:

One detractor, when I peeled off the foil seal it was dried/clogged at the opening.  I had to take a toothpick and clear out the dry product. When I did that it kind of shot out of the opening all over me, but I’m chalking it up to user error. I really enjoyed the product itself as I do most derma e products I’ve tried. I also highly suggest their Microdermabrasion scrub as well!

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Tips & Tricks for Attending Generation Beauty

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Happy  Thursday!  With Generation Beauty LA 2017 around the corner.  Tia and I wanted to provide you with some tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience.  We have attended it since the beginning, so we have figured out ways to make the most our of our trip.  We thought that they might work for you as well.

Travel

If you do not live close to the venue and will be making travel plans, I suggest going with friends to split the cost and keep expenses at a minimum.  You can easily split the cost of the hotel and transportation.  Once you get into the city where they are holding the event, you need to think about transportation from the airport.  Depending on where you stay, some hotels might provide a free shuttle, but most won’t.  With that being said, I would suggest using Super Shuttle.

Super Shuttle provides versatile rides for a solo traveler or a big group.  They have many different options to choose from, like shared shuttle, non-stop shuttle, black car, or black SUV.  They offer services in most major cities and some international.  The experience I had using Super Shuttle was great because they are very easy to locate at the airport and get you to your destination in a timely manner.

There’s usually a few of us who get together for Generation Beauty, so make sure everyone’s flights arrive the same time to take a Super Shuttle to the hotel together.  It’s a very affordable option and split between you and your friends- win, win!  This also provides lots of extra room for luggage!  It really is travel made easy.

Attire

You’re going to an almost all day event, but let’s be real..we’re girls!  But, there is no rule that says you can’t look cute, glam, and comfortable.  One of our favorite places to shop is AMI Clubwear.  AMI clubwear has everything from clubwear to cute and casual.  This site is really affordable with pretty great quality items.  Tia and I decided that we wanted to dress up on the first day of Generation Beauty.  We scored some pretty amazing dresses from AMI Clubwear for cheap.

We both ordered some beautiful dresses from AMI Clubwear.  The dresses were made really well, flattering to our body shapes, and they were $12.00!  Crazy, right?

You can also find swimwear, shoes, costumes, and lingerie.  Another great thing about AMI is that they always have some kind of promotion running.  Right now, they are running a 50% off sale and free shipping over $50.  Check out the deals here.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you will be on your feet a majority of the time due to lines and be running from booth to booth.  You will want to wear comfortable shoes.  Believe me, your feet will be hurting.

Now that we got the basics out of the way, let’s get into our tips for the actual event.

Gen Beauty Tips

Here are tips that have helped Tia and I survive and get the best experience we possibly could at Generation Beauty.

  1. Take a look at brands attending the venue and follow them on all social media to save time at the booths.
  2. Come up with a course of action!  Make a list of all the booths/brands you want to check out first.
  3. Bring a portable phone charger, selfie light, and if you’re a vlogger/blogger bring you vlogging camera and business cards.
  4. I wouldn’t suggest bringing a huge purse, because of how much stuff you’ll be carrying.  A crossbody or wristlet will suffice.
  5. Bring a snack and water bottle
  6. Eat something before heading out.
  7. Don’t drive!  The venues are in busy areas with expensive parking.  Save yourself the trouble and Lyft it!  Click here to get the app.  Lyft was also partnered with Ipsy and Gen Beauty SF.
  8. Arrive a couple hours early.  For Gen beauty SF, I arrived at 8:30.  Keep in mind doors usually, do not open till 11.  The sooner you arrive, the better.
  9. If you didn’t get a chance to eat before heading out to the event, then have a friend or yourself run to get coffee and some food.  There are food carts at the venue.
  10. Hit the more known brands first, because their lines will fill up fast.
  11. When you’re in a long line, have one person in your group hold your place in line, while they go check out the smaller brands groups.  Switch off!  This is the best way to work the lines.
  12. Go both days because usually, you’ll get different things.
  13. Sundays are more relaxed and not as crowded. Don’t worry about going all glam on Sunday, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the makeovers.

I hope these tips and tricks help make the most out of the next Generation Beauty.  If you see us at any of the events, please do not hesitate to stop and say hi.  We’d love to meet you!

 

 

 

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New Year, New Goals!

Happy New Year!  We are a bit late to the game, but that’s okay.  We have a new look for the blog- what do you think?  We are loving the simple look of the theme and logo.  As the first goal of the year, I would say we did pretty well.  So far Tia and I are feeling accomplished with one goal down and we’re only 10 days into the new year.

Content:

We are also bringing two new series to the blog this year, Sample Sunday and Face Mask Friday’s.  Tia and I are sub box addicts, giving us lots of samples to test out.  To be honest, we have never really done anything with our samples, but we felt this would be a good way to test out new products and provide some content.  Win- win, right?

We are also going to be doing a monthly “What’s new?” This could be a drugstore or high end but be on the lookout for some new products coming your way.

Schedule:

Since we have decided to add in more regular content, we have decided to come up with a more consistent schedule that will alternate posts for Tia and I.  We will also have a guest blogger from time to time.  So we can change things up a bit.

Now, what do all these changes mean for our readers?  It allows us to provide you with more consistent content.  We are hoping for a lot more engagement, comments, views, and feedback.  We also want to be able to provide more giveaways for our subscribers, because we would not be anything without you guys!

Do you do resolutions? Goals? or maybe a word for the year?

 

 

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