Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Get Glowing Skin for Valentine’s Day with St. Tropez

Whether you have a hot date for Valentine’s or just want to make all the guys wish you were their date you can’t go wrong with gorgeous bronze skin. I am super fair and am very careful about being safe in the sun, but that doesn’t mean I  have to settle for pasty skin in winter.

I have always been a fan of the St Tropez self tanning line, simply put they make great products that work well and look even better. I was excited to try their new Self Tan Express Bronzing Mouse, a self tan that takes only 1-3 hours to set? Sold.

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The mousse is a really lightweight foam that is easy to apply and because it’s tinted you can make sure to apply nice and evenly. And one of my favorite things, no weird self tanner smell. Like none at all, not even a hint. I applied the mousse with the tan applicator mitt and let it do it’s thing for 3 hours. Then a quick hop in the shower to rinse of the color guide layer and done. After the first three hours my skin had a night light glow and by 8 hours my color had developed into a beautiful bronze shade. I love how quick, easy and mess free this self tanner is.

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This photo doesn’t do the bronze color justice. But it did wonders for my pale, dull winter skin and gave it a healthy natural looking glow.

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ST. TROPEZ SELF TAN EXPRESS BRONZING MOUSSE $44
NEW Our most advanced no-fuss formula yet, for a light sunkissed glow in just 1 hour or leave on for up to 3 hours for a deep, dark bronze.

Customize your tan by choosing when to shower:
1 Hour Development = Healthy Glow
2 Hours Development = Golden Bronze
3 Hours Development = Dark Tan

Pump the mousse onto the Applicator Mitt and apply in light sweeping motions, starting from your legs and working your way up. Once the whole body is covered, wait until touch dry before getting dressed.

Wait 1, 2 or 3 hours depending on your desired shade, then rinse off the tinted guide colour with warm water only. After showering, skin will have a light colour but the self tan actives will continue to work for up to 8 hours, developing and deepening into your chosen shade of tan that lasts for days.

Longer than 3 hours wear is not recommended. Tanning time and developed colour may vary.

 

You can learn more about St. Tropez products and purchase online at www.sttropeztan.com.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of this product for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Review: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow and Perversion Mascara!

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Over the last week I’ve purchased Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Sellout, a nude/shimmer color that is absolutely stunning. I love it! It is highly pigmented, and lasts all day!

Insane color payout. A velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability. Urban Decay’s  mind-blowing formula delivers unmatched performance in a stunning array of shades. They created an Eyeshadow formula that will BLOW YOUR MIND. (And the packaging is amazing too!)

THE FORMULA
Soft, amazingly velvety texture
• Rich, dense and decadent color
• Smooth, uniform pigment distribution and blendability
• Long-lasting, crease-free wear

The secret to the new formula is their Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietary blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the Eyeshadow formula. What does all that mean? Insane payout. Color that stays on your lids. Sparkle that doesn’t fall. And a velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability.

This amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Have you ever had trouble blending a black or purple shade? How about a matte? Every Urban Decay shade goes on silky, blends easily and stays put. (It’s true!)

$18

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I paired that with a sample I’ve recently gotten from UD, their Perversion mascara. Boy do I wish I had more of this stuff! It is absolutely AMAZING! It goes on easily – and it makes my lashes look ridiculously long! Check out the final result of these two products together below!

Get bigger, blacker, badder lashes with our ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara. So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won’t quit until you say when.) It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable.

Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Their formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy.

Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects.

The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumizing brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumizing mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles!

If you need to apply in public, you’ll look good holding Perversion. They emblazoned their gorgeous, highly metallized black tube with a big purple “Perversion” and our tagline: “Bigger. Blacker. Badder.”

$22

 

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*Disclosure: I purchased these two products myself, and was not paid for this post. The opinions here are 100% my own, and were not paid for. Some technical info included from Urban Decay’s website.

Celeb Must Have: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

What do Margot Robbie, Mamie Gummer and Judith Godreche all have in common?

The ladies were spotted at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, stocking up on their favorite Sugar Lip Treatments from Fresh! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are a celeb must-have for their nourishing formula and subtle pop of color. Proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture, they’re ideal for shielding starlets lips from the chilly Sundance weather.

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Fresh’s newest Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Rosé Extreme, launches this February and offers a sheer, rosy tint for a perfectly kissable pout. It even comes in special packaging – a beautiful graphic rose pattern printed on the box and aluminum case makes it a makeup bag must-have!

You can purchase the new Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme at www.sephora.com.


Vita Liberata: Hollywood’s “Go-To” for Skin Finishing

Award season is in full swing and Vita Liberata has become this year’s red carpet ‘Must Have’ beauty product thanks to VIP Skin Finishing Expert and Vita Liberata brand ambassador Fiona Locke.

Locke’s client roster includes Katie Cassidy, Marcia Gay Harden, Giuliana Rancic, Patricia Heaton, Beth Behrs, Allison Tolman, Anna Gunn, Laura Dern and many more. Fiona and Vita Liberata have worked tirelessly to change the way ‘self tanning’ is perceived, “It’s removing the idea of ‘spray tanning’ and giving skin a more modern, fresh and natural appearance,” notes Fiona. “I love exclusively using Vita Liberata luxury tanning and skin care products, because they are organic, long-lasting, and scent-free. It’s taking perfection to the next level.”

 

Katie Cassidy at 72nd Annual Golden Globes January 11, 2015
“For the beautiful long legs of Katie Cassidy the longest lasting tan is essential when attending all the parties during award season! The best product to get the tan that lasts is Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan Mousse– lasts 2-3 weeks! To lengthen the life of your tan, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion.” – Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Apply light layer of Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’ to excessively dry areas to protect against over absorption, i.e. hands, feel elbows, knees
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark’ from head to toe. With a clean tanning mitt, use Vita Liberata ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion daily to give tan longevity

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark
  • ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com

Marcia Gay Harden at 30th Annual Artios Awards January 22, 2015
“Marcia is in amazing shape and adding a light touch of skin finishing accentuates her great tone. Keeping the skin hydrated after treatment allows her to maintain and extend her healthy, sun kissed glow.” — Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply ‘pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Fair’ from head to toe
For maintenance, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse, Fair
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com