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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taking The Olay 28 Day Challenge

I love trying and testing out new skin care products, but as a woman of color it can sometimes be hard to find skin care products that target my specific needs. I prefer using products that target uneven skin tone and help achieve a fresh face. I was excited to try the Olay Luminous skin care line and take the Olay 28 Day Challenge. For the past 28 days I've replaced my regular skin care routine with products from the Luminous line. The results I will be sharing are from using 4 products!


Olay Luminous Skin Care:
Olay Luminous Micellar Water: A facial cleanser that removes makeup and impurities in one step, without harsh scrubbing or drying out skin. Retail Price: $9.49

The Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate: An advanced tone perfecting, ultra-lightweight formula booster, which is designed for use with a Luminous Moisturizer. Retail Price: $24.99-$33.99

The Olay Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion: A lightweight face moisturizer that hydrates from within for luminous skin in two weeks. Retail Price: $26.99

The Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask: Achieve bright, pearlescent, and healthy-looking skin every morning. Retail Price: $25.99

Morning and Night Routine:
Step 1: Use the Olay Luminous Micellar Water to cleanse face. It features a mess-free pump that makes it easier to apply the product to a cotton pad or cotton ball. I use this in the morning and at night.
Step 2: Apply the Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate to my face and neck. This helps to target dark spots and uneven skin tone. It's also very hydrating. I immediately notice a glow to my skin right after application.
Step 3: In the morning, apply the Olay Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion to my face. It helps to hydrate my face and reduce the look of dark spots.
Step 4: At night, I use the Olay Luminous Overnight Mask. This is not a peel-off mask. I apply it all over my face and allow the product to absorb. When I wake up the following day my face looks more glowy and radiant.

BEFORE
As you can see above my skin is a bit dull and I have some discoloration in a few spots.

HALF-WAY POINT
After 2 weeks of use my skin is looking a bit more even. My skin also feels more hydrated and glowy.

AFTER
28 days have passed and I now have a fresh, radiant face. Look at that glow!

I took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and I think it is safe to say it was a success! I was not initially expecting to see results right away and was shocked at how much my skin improved within days of using the Olay Luminous line. The dark spots on my face started fading almost immediately. My skin had a radiance and glow to it that I have not seen in a while. I'm happy to say I was able to achieve a fresh face "no makeup" look in 4 easy steps.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

ColourPop Yes, Please! Palette

I've been on a bit of a hiatus for the last few months, but I am officially making a return back to the blogging world! You can definitely expect new posts and content weekly. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up with my latest posts.

Several weeks ago ColourPop released their first pressed eyeshadow palette: Yes, Please! The shades were right up my alley and the price of the palette was literally a steal. I also noticed several people were saying Yes, Please! is a "dupe" or cheaper alternative for the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette. I personally much rather pay $16 than $129 for an eyeshadow palette.


Description: Our first ever fixed 12 pan palette is all about that golden hour glow - the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.

Retail Price: $16.00

Purchase From: ColourPop Website

Yes, Please! features 12 matte and metallic eyeshadows shades.

Shade Names and Descriptions:
Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
Big Cocktails: matte orange
Champs: matte pale peachy nude
Bling: metallic rust
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
Spoiled: matte brick red
Gno: matte burnt orange
Mischief: matte warm yellow
Note to Self: matte warm caramel
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
French Kiss: matte deep red brown

A closer look at the ColourPop Yes, Please! Eyeshadow Palette.

Check out the swatches of the ColourPop Yes, Please! Palette below.



As you can see above the Yes, Please! swatches perfectly. The eyeshadows are very pigmented. The metallic eyeshadows are the stars of this palette, especially the duochrome shades. You are able to create natural and bold looks with this warm eyeshadow palette. I can see this being one of my go-to palettes during the Fall season.

You need this palette if you haven't purchased it yet. You're getting 12 pigmented eyeshadows for only $16! It sells out super fast during the restocks, so make sure you sign up for an email notification.


Did you order the Yes, Please! Palette? If so, how are you liking it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Shades: NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks.

NYX Cosmetics recently released 12 additional shades to their Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. There is a shade (or more) for everyone with such a huge range. These are actually one of my favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks, so I definitely had to pick up a few of the newer shades.

The formula is a mousse-like consistency that dries to a matte finish. I do find that some shades apply better than other shades with this line of liquid lipsticks. All four of these shades applied about the same though. They apply a lot more evenly than the first batch of shades that were released over a year ago.


Description: Slip into something seductive with NYX Cosmetics' Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, a weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish. Available in a range of color-kissed nudes, each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

Retail Price: $6.99

Purchase From: Ulta - NYX Cosmetics - Target - CVS


Be sure to watch the video to see live lip swatches of NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks!

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bustier
Bustier is described as a dusty mauve.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bustier.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction
Seduction is described as a reddish brown nude.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in French Maid
French Maid is described as a muted mauve.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in French Maid.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Cabaret Show
Cabaret Show is described as a dusty rose.

Lip swatch of the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Cabaret Show.

Swatches of the NYX Lip Lingerie in Bustier, Seduction, French Maid, and Cabaret Show.

Have you tried the new shades? What's your favorite Lip Lingerie shade?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.

Laura Mercier recently released a new shade of their Translucent Loose Setting Powder. There is now a Medium Deep shade available for darker skin tones. If you have a medium, tan, dark, or deep skin tone then this is a great translucent powder for you. I was super lucky to be sent the product before it was officially released. Be sure to keep scrolling to check out the new shade!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Medium Deep


Description: Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This bestseller creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. The pros know why it's their favorite: the powder is a little denser than an average powder, providing super smooth, even application and blending. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections. It will not settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey. These truly translucent shades work on all skintones—from the fairest to the deepest. The just-released, Translucent Medium Deep shade was designed to be completely translucent on medium-deep to the deepest skintones, ensuring that every skintone gets a perfectly flawless, translucent finish.

Retail Price: $38.00

Purchase from: Sephora


Watch the video to see a tutorial on how you can use the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder!


A swatch of the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Medium Deep.

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder vs Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powder
I do not own that many colored setting powders, but I thought it would be nice to share comparison swatches of the ones I do own. Below you will find how the Laura Mercier TLSP in Medium Deep compares to two of the Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powders. The Mojave Luxury Powders are specifically created for olive and darker skin tones. You can purchase these powders at Makeup Mania or Camera Ready Cosmetics.

Top to Bottom: Laura Mercier Medium Deep, Ben Nye Camel, & Ben Nye Dolce

I used the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set my entire face. Loving it so far!

Have you tried the new TLSP yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Are you planning to try it?

Disclaimer: Influenster x Laura Mercier provided products for review consideration. My PR policy may be viewed here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Influenster: Maybelline Colossal Big Shot VoxBox.

I received the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot VoxBox a few weeks ago. This VoxBox features Maybelline's latest mascara: The Colossal Big Shot Mascara. There was also an eyeliner provided as a bonus item in the box. I love trying out new eyeliners and mascaras, so I was excited to test these 2 products out!


Maybelline Colossal Big Shot VoxBox

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot VoxBox Contents:
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner in Black
Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara in Very Black


Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara: Unleash girl boss lashes with Maybelline's Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, for fully loaded volume in one coat. The Big Shot brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

Retail Price
: $8.49

Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner: Now, you control the curve! This liquid eyeliner features an easy grip pen to provide the ultimate control in application. Maybelline’s patent pending tip, hugs lids for a seamless curvy line.

Retail Price: $7.99

A close up of the Colossal Big Shot Mascara!

A close up of the Precise Curvy Liquid Line applicator. A very unique shape!


Have you tried either of these products yet? If so, what are your thoughts?

Disclaimer: Products provided for review consideration. My PR policy may be viewed here.
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