Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vegetarian Lash + Lid Makeup Remover by Andalou

I was attracted to Lash + Lid Makeup Remover by +Andalou Naturals because of the use of fruit stem cells. Designed for normal and combination skin, this eye makeup remover is free of gluten, parabens, preservatives, sulfates and phthalates. Plus it's vegetarian, cruelty free, and made in the USA! Not to mention non-GMO verified!

I'm shocked that this makeup remover can cut through my 'waterproof' formulas, too. I apply a little more than 1/2 a pump to a cotton round, fold it over to disperse the product and then apply a blotch of cream to each eye. Starting with the first eye, I gently work the non-diluted cream over my lid and brow and then hold the cotton round in place over my lash line for 10 seconds and sweep it down and away removing my mascara but not my lashes. I repeat the process on my other eye and once done, I fold the cotton round in half adding a small amount of water, I sweep it across both eyes removing any residue remover and makeup.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Trio of 10-Free Lacquers by 100% Pure.

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I Heart You, Juice and Dreamy.

I'm always on the lookout for awesome vegan beauty products and I think I hit the nail polish jackpot. From 100% Pure, the Creamy Nail Polish collection features a 10-Free formula. With 2 coat coverage, the quick drying, fast leveling lacquer is available in a variety of hues and finishes; from nudes, pinks and reds to blue, green and plum, 100% Pure offers sheer, moderate and opaque coverage with creme, shimmer and glitter options. Today I'm bringing you swatches of I Heart You (shimmer), Juice (creme) and Dreamy (shimmer). 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Completing my Artist Shadow Palette

One of my friends has been drooling over my +MAKE UP FOR EVER OFFICIAL Artist Shadows so I took her to the +Westfield Valley Fair location. Where she managed to get in to as much trouble as I already was... She grabbed 3 shadows and one 3-pan palette. Me? ok, I admit it, I grabbed one more shadow, D-826, to complete my Limited Edition 4-Pan.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Ultimate Mens Shave Guide

Good grooming requires a little know-how and a degree of commitment. the benefits of a good regime will help you look and feel your best and give you healthier smoother skin. Follow our simple guide and we guarantee you'll have a closer longer lasting and more comfortable shave. Feel the direction in which your beard grows. As a general rule this is the direction you should always shave.

  1. We recommend a multi-blade razor as the improvement in performance is huge. To ensure it has a sharp cutting edge change every 4 to 5 uses.
  2. Moisten beard by splashing your face with several handfuls of the hottest water that you can comfortably stand.
  3. Use one shot of the Sensitive Shave Cream and rub vigorously over beard to help lift hairs away from your skin.
  4. Shave in the direction your hair grows using light, slow strokes to avoid grazing or nicking skin. Whilst shaving use your other hand to gently pull and stretch skin to create a flat surface for your razor blade to glide over easily.
  5. Regularly rinse and gently tap razor on the sink to remove hair and cream build-up.
  6. Smooth hands over your beard to check for stray hairs and reshave any missed areas.
  7. Splash face several times with cold water to rinse and refresh skin. Pat with a clean soft towel leaving skin slightly damp. Do not rub as this may cause irritation.
  8. Apply our After-Shaving Moisturiser to soothe your face. This light, easily absorbed formula will lock in moisture leaving skin smooth and nourished.
Source: Liz Earle for Naturally Active Men's Skincare.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant. An iFabbo Review.

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This was not my first experience with +Dermalogica, I was introduced to this brand about 9 years ago and I have used it on and off. More off than on due to the price. I received a full size of Daily Microfoliant, a fine powder facial exfoliant from +iFabbo to review. I love how this perfume-free formula brightens my skin and gently exfoliates without irritation to my acne.

"Gentle, Rice-based exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hardwear Topcoat by Butter London

Yep. It is the best designer topcoat. Hardwear dries quickly, provides high shine that lasts for days and does not craze or discolour. I appreciate the fact that I can use this on top of any brand of lacquer. The glass vessel is easy to hold as is the applicator and the bristles posses the right amount of firmness; they do not spread too far apart and provide a consistent application every time. I only need 1 coat of this awesome topcoat, I seal my edges and then top off my nails.

I change my nail polish every 3 days so I use this often and I find that I am able to use about 3/4 of the product before I have to discard the rest. Ihighly recommend Hardwear and rate it a coveted 5 out of 5 stars. xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Diamond Star Powders by Make Up For Ever.

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This is what happens when you take the Eye Technique : Halo class at +MAKE UP FOR EVER OFFICIAL Valley Fair +Westfield . You know the story, glitter is my middle name, it's no wonder I grabbed 3 Star Powder diamond finishes. I liked this trio because the shades are part of my personal 'neutral palette' allowing me to wear them together or apart.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Aqua Eyes: Make Up For Ever's Waterproof Eyeliner.

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Meet Aqua Eyes by +MAKE UP FOR EVER OFFICIAL. These intense waterproof eyeliners feature a creamy texture that leads to an easy application as it never tugs at my delicate eye skin or skips across folds and wrinkles. Even on my oily eyelids, I never have to worry about transfer or disappearance. They stay put. 


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