Monday, October 3, 2016

Christie Brinkley Authetnic Skincare

Christie Brinkley is an iconic model and beauty, but she's also a mother and businesswoman. Her beauty and skincare collection called Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is awesome. My mom loves this brand, and even though I'm still quite young, I really enjoy the great quality products that you can find in this beauty line. Many of the products are ideal for day or night, they focus on smooth clear skin that glows and is radiant. Many products feature anti-aging ingredients that are ideal for any age, I like sing anti-aging products as a preventive measure to ensure my skin stays smooth and supple, and my older sister and mom like the brand because it makes their skin feel clear and fresh and youthful. You can purchase the products separately and add them to your skincare routine or you can purchase a complete set to use daily to improve the overall look and health of your skin.

The products include bio-copper complex and uv protection to beautify the skin that you're in. Taking care of your skin is so important to overall health. I feel like the products in this line are well made and really do offer positive changes in the texture, appearance, and brightness of skin. I like the firm neck cream, as well as the instant wrinkle reducer and under eye treatment. The packaging is pretty and looks sleek and modern, and you get a nice amount of product for the price! Definitely one of my favorite celebrity lines on the market right now. Check out the entire product line at Christie Brinkley Skincare.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Get the scent of summer with Lavanila Vanilla Coconut Perfume

It's like Lavanila bottled the scent of Summer in a bottle, in their classic yet beautiful Lavanila Vanilla Coconut Perfume. The scent reminds me of sunshine, days at the pool, a soft fresh coconut hint among the sweet fragrant subtle real vanilla. It's so yummy, I can't stop smelling it. Lavanila is known for using beautiful scents and oils to create a truly wonderful fragrance that is made of more healthful ingredients without a bunch of fillers. I want to spritz this fragrance on my sheets and in my bedroom. It creates a long last scent that has a modern yet nostalgic scent that doesn't smell artificial. The madagascar vanilla is rich and true and the coconut is light and airy and crisp, rather than fake and wimpy. Check out the entire line of fragrances from Lavanila, but if you want a scent thats perfect for the warmer weather months, Vanilla Coconut is where it's at!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Dermaflash Review

Have you heard of Dermaflash? It's an awesome new technology that allows for gentle but thorough exfoliation of the facial skin and it also removes and smooths away peach fuzz. Ideal for all skin types, and gentle for use. This device is easy to hold, and you simply attach a cartridge, use the skin care prep and cream and is even hailed by Vogue as one of the coolest technology devices for skincare. The device offers light sonic vibrations and refreshes dull skin, giving a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Best when sued regularly, to maintain and get the best results possible.

Simply plug in and charge the device. The device is easy to hold, and you softly run it over your skin, it is a relaxing and gentle feeling and using the exfoliator edges, you can smooth your way to a softer complexion. It also removes peach fuzz on the face, gently, without tugging or shaving.  This device is really cool, I even had to give one to my mom! This is such a cool new skincare option that is ideal for all people and is formulated especially for the contours of a woman's face. Check out the Dermaflash Facial Exfoliation Device at Sephora!

Jurlique Calendula Redness Soothing Moisturizer Cream

I have a thyroid condition that gives me annoying facial redness and has really compromised the once super soft and smooth condition of my skin. I always love finding new redness relief skincare products to put to the test! I recently tried the Jurlique Calendula Redness Cream and it's really nice! When I try redness relief products, I'm not expecting perfection, but I love when I can actually tell that the product is improving the feel or appearance of my skin problems. This stuff is lovely! It smells good, feels really nice, isn't too heavy or too thin and it's very moisturizing! This cream has soothing cucumber, aloe, and avocado oil. It feels really nice on the skin and allows your skin to drink it up. After cleansing your face and patting ti dry, apply a few dabs of this cream and blend into your facial skin with your fingertips in a circular motion. I've noticed a small amount of redness relief, especially if I use this after cleansing with my skincare brush. You can check out the entire line of skincare products at Jurlique!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Biore review

I adore Biore. They are my go-to pore strip, and have been for years. They're affordable, work well, are easy to use, and are available in drugstores, so you can have clean pore no matte where you are! I tend to get clogged pores pretty often, but these strips are seriously ultra cleansing and do a great job of grabbing onto oil and residue that clogs your pores. Peeling the strip off once it's completely dry, is super easy, and I can see a serious difference even just after one strip. I like to keep these handy, and include them in part of my skincare routine.

I like to apply, and while waiting for the strip to dry, listening to some music or watch Netflix. I've tried more expensive higher end brands of pore strips, but these work just as good if not better ;)

Blog Update

I'm been on a bit of a blog hiatus, but I'm back and ready to start blogging beauty again! Stay tuned for new reviews and swatches soon :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Sephora x Jem and The Holograms part I of II [review + swatches]

A very late 80's baby, I wasn't old enough to watch the original run of Jem and The Holograms - but my big sister was! In fact, she suggested "Ashley" to my parents as a name for the baby - based on her favorite Jem character. So technically, I am named from a Jem and The Holograms TV show character. She was one of the girls from the orphanage who wanted to be a singer. Like my "namesake", I sing as well. As her little stalker sister, I naturally copied whatever she did; so when she would watch re-runs in the 90's, I watched them with her. I specifically remember the songs and Jerica/Jem's awesome style.

We were both pretty excited to hear about this collection when the news first came out in the beauty blogging world, and we were definitely not disappointed. These Jerica/Jem worthy products are everything I imagined that a Jem inspired collection would be.

I am including the full Jem and The Holograms collection in my gift guide. The first post will be about the lip products, and the second will be the eyeshadow palette and the super glam compact mirror.

My friend showed me a picture of the lipstick tube when it was first released in the promo images. Along with the photo, she said that I "need it". She was right. This is definitely a shade that hot pink lovers need. Being a huge fan of pinks with shimmer/iridescence of any kind, this lipstick was instant love. I love how vivid this shade is, and what a huge pop of a fun and bright pink this is! I don't think I will ever have enough bright pink lipstick - ever. I plan to include this again in my next "Shades Of Lipstick Love" post.

Music Is Magic
(bright pink)
I love how electric this shade is! It's very cool-toned, but I love blue-based shades so that's actually a huge plus. The matte finish is smooth. I didn't notice any particular drying properties, but I exfoliated my lips with a homemade lip scrub before application. If dryness is a concern, I usually prep my lips with a light coat of Rosebud Salve. Blot, and then apply color. This is definitely a shade that I could imagine the character Jem wearing as she takes the stage. 

To The Rescue
This pretty raspberry pink shade showed a subtle shimmer that I LOVED. I really like matte finishes with a slight iridescence that adds a glow to the otherwise matte lip color. I really like the depth and overall dimension the shimmer adds to the shade. To The Rescue photographed a bit lighter than how it appeared in person, but I don't think that really affects how pretty the color is. I love it either way.

She's Got The Power
(dark purple)
I was super excited to see a vampy dark shade in this set. I love the glow/iridescence! If you want to kick up the glam factor a bit, an application of top coat "Fashion Fame" is exactly what you need. I swatched She's Got The Power + Fashion Fame together a bit later in this review post.

Fashion Fame
(light pearl pink)
I swatched Fashion Fame twice for comparison.
On bare lips:

 Applied over She's Got The Power

I really love how Fashion Fame looks over another color! The contrast of purple against the glitters is super fun and glam. I'm obsessed with this. I literally stared at the glitters for like 5 minutes on my laptop before I continued onto the next swatch/review.

Like A Dream
This shade is a very neutral pink. It's pretty. This is my idea of what I would consider my perfect "nude". I once read a trick to finding your perfect nude is to find the color closest to your inner front side of your bottom lip. This is a pretty close match, therefore my perfect "nude" shade. I still plan on wearing Like A Dream, even though my usual preference is brighter/bolder shades.