Make up wipes & cleansing oil!

As much as I love putting on make up, I also love to take it off to ensure that I have clean and clear skin!

My favorite make up wipes are the Pond’s wipes because they are saturated with a lot of liquid so they do NOT dry up like most wipes. Nor do you have to over scrub your face to remove the make up.

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I love the Burt’s Bees’ cleansing oil, too! I heard a lot about how cleansing oils are moisturizing and effective. I was a bit hesitant to try a cleansing oil though because I have combination skin. I thought the cleansing oil would leave my face all oily. But, it did not! Instead it just felt clean and soft. And, the make up on my face all came off!

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Innisfree sheet masks!

Korean beauty products are hot and happening! I decided to purchase a Korean sheet mask.

After looking around on Amazon, I decided to go for the Innisfree sheet masks because Innisfree is owned by Amore Pacific which is one of the top cosmetic companies in South Korea! Plus the Innisfree sheet masks are not too pricey. I received 15 different sheet masks for $15 with Free Prime shipping through an Amazon seller. Otherwise they are $1.20 each via Innisfree’s website.

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Each sheet mask listed what it was best for. The first one I tried was the Acai Berry mask which said it was best for brightening and clearing. The website listed that it was also good for tightening and smoothing.

The mask fit me well, it was VERY saturated and it smelled good! There was not any sort of chemical smell. 🙂 I left it on for 20 mins and my face still had some of the product on it. The brightening effect of this particular mask was noticeable, too however I did not experience a tightening effect. I patted the leftover product into my skin and it took some time to completely soak in. My face immediately felt smooth and soft though.

And, guess what?!?

I woke up with a  baby soft face, too which lasted more than just a day. It’s been 3 days and my face is STILL softer and smoother than usual.

With that being said, I am definitely excited to try the rest of the masks. If you would like me to post a review about a particular mask then feel free to comment below.

My first Viseart eyeshadow palettes! Sneak peek, more thoughts to be posted later.

Frendsbeauty had an amazing sale a few days ago so, I snagged some Viseart palettes which arrived today!

I received a little gift bag that contained 2 samples of Stilazzi matte blushes, some stickers, a Stila waterproof liquid eye liner in intense black and an Anthony Instant Fix Oil Control.

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The eyeshadow palettes that I purchased:

Paris Nudes

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Sultry Muse

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I had such a hard time trying to decide which one to get because they both seemed so pretty so, I decided to take advantage of the sale plus they are both out of stock via Sephora. I hope Viseart lives up to the high expectations that I have for it. I have heard so many great things about the quality of their make up.

Excited to try these out and then I’ll share my thoughts sooner than later!

Soap & Glory-Endless Glove 2-In-1 Moisture Mask Hand Cream AND Heel Genius Foot Cream.

Sephora has quite a few Soap & Glory items in their sale section-why?

Screenshot from Soap & Glory’s Website explains it all:

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I was in need of an effective hand and foot moisturizer.

So, I purchased:

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1.  Soap & Glory-Endless Glove 2-in-1 Moisture Mask & Hand Cream. A must try!

The moisture mask part of this item caught my attention. Product claims to last 12 hours overnight. I tried and guess what? It actually did succeed in keeping my hands moisturized overnight! Definitely impressedhaving to reapply lotion to keep your hands soft can be frustrating. Ended up ordering more! Plus it smells SO good!

Price: $13.20 instead of $22.00
@ Sephora

2. Soap & Glory-Heel Genius Foot Cream.

I put this on at night as well and my feet were a lot softer instantly. We use our feet all the time so, we should take care of them. This product did the job very well but I had higher expectations for it because of the hand moisturizer – the effects of this were not as lasting BUT it does not claim to last 12 hours and it’s supposed to be used nightly so, that being said-I will repurchase it when I run out and it’s available again!

Price $10.80 instead of $18.00-SOLD OUT @ Sephora but you can still buy it soon elsewhere. 🙂

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick-Hazelnut

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Decided to try out one of the new Bite Beauty lipsticks. Bite Beauty has gained popularity because the lipsticks are natural and organic.

I love neutral/nude shades so, I had to try the shade Hazelnut which is described as a brown pink. These lipsticks are supposed to be universal and creamy like butter. A new concept has been introduced, referred to as the “hand cut bullet”. The top is cut off and flat.

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I thought it would be tough to apply lipstick with a flat top but the shade and texture make up for it-although personally, I prefer the traditional lipstick cut.

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Hazelnut is a nice neutral color! And, it definitely is luxuriously creamy, glides on!20150404_141558-1

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Swatch on tissue.

Price: $28.00.
Can be bought at Sephora.

Benefit’s Fake Up Concealer.

I have never really applied under eye concealer because:

  • Many formulas were too oily-caused acne.
  • Some were too thick-clogged up pores-acne, were more prone to looking cakey and showing creases.
  • I don’t have dark under eye circles that are too noticeable.

However, I found a great deal on Benefit’s Fake Up recently.

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I had seen a friend with a lot of under eye hyperpigmentation apply Fake Up and the results were impressive! So, I decided to try it out for myself in the shade medium.

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I swiped it on directly in a triangle shape under my eye and then I used my Hakuhodo J214R brush to blend it in.

And…I loved it!

  • So easy to blend right in, lightweight and silky plus crease free!
  • Was not irritating.
  • Did not cause any acne.
  • Brightened up the under eye area, definitely made me look awake!

Some beneficial ingredients:

  • Vitamin E-moisturizing.
  • Apple seed extract-helps conceal dark circles.

Can be purchased at:

Sephora-$24

Benefit Cosmetics-$24

Ulta-$24

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Eyeshadow Palette

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The Naturally Pretty Celebration palette is a matte eyeshadow palette with 14 matte shades! I do not have as many matte palettes as I do shimmery palettes so, this was something I had to buy!

It also has one transforming shade. The point of that is so, that you may sweep it on top of the matte shade and transform the matte shadow into a slightly shimmering pearly shadow. You may also cover your brush with a matte shade, then the transforming shade and then apply the shadow onto your lid. I thought that was pretty cool and convenient.

It comes in a shimmery silver case which is some sort of cardboard material. It looks cute but I do wish they had used metal though.

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The actual eyeshadow:

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Shades as described by It Cosmetics:

  • Snow Angel – matte soft cream
  • Champagne – matte pale peach
  • Cozy – matte soft ginger
  • Warm Wishes – matte beige
  • Pink Miracle – matte smokey melon
  • Peace – matte tea rose
  • Wonderland –matte smokey lavender
  • Hot Cocoa – matte mocha brown
  • Gingerbread – matte topaz brown
  • Toasty –matte smokey rose
  • Spice – matte cinnamon brown
  • Sugar Plum – rich matte purple
  • Starry Night – rich muted navy
  • Coal – deep matte slate

The colors lean more warm than cool. I definitely would recommend this palette to anyone looking for a matte palette. The shades are buttery and true to color! You can use them wet as a liner or dry as a shadow. And, the transforming shade is a plus!

Furthermore, the eye shadows have anti-aging properties as they contain:

  • Peptides.
  • Hydrolyzed collagen.
  • Silk anti-oxidants.
  • Hyaluronic acid

The shadows also have some other more natural ingredients such as:

  • Aloe leaf juice.
  • Avocado oil.
  • Olive leaf extract.
  • Grape seed extract.

This palette is limited edition but it can be purchased at:

Ulta-42$

It Cosmetics-42$