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New! Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

kiehls calendula face wash

The hot weather has hit and my skin is officially on freak out mode. Lucky for me I just received a sample of Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. This gel cleanser creates the most amazing rich foam that is great for the warmer weather.

It smells light and refreshing and gets my skin clear of all the days dirt, grime and even washes my mascara off. Love how well it cleans without drying out my skin. After just 4 days use my skin is feeling and looking much better.

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash $29
A highly effective cleanser for smoother, softer skin
Gently lifts away impurities, dirt, and oil without stripping skin, safe for sensitive skin
Creamy gel formula activates with water to create a rich foam
Skin looks instantly refreshed and revitalized
Soap Free, Paraben Free

How to Apply:
Apply small amount to clean fingertips. Gently massage into damp facial areas in upward, circular motions. Avoid immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly or remove excess with damp face wash.

Kiehl’s Insider Tips:
For best results, begin with uniquely foaming Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, then follow with cult-favorite Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner where needed. Your skin will be cleansed, soothed, and ready for your serum and moisturizer.

You can purchase Kiehl’s products at your local Keihl’s store or online at www.kiehls.com.

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

Easy Summer Look With CARGO Cosmetics

cargo hd mascara

A great mascara to get full, long lashes. The little precision tip helps grab all the tiny lashes on the side to get the best coverage possible. The formula is really creamy and applies well without clumping.

CARGO_HD PICTURE PERFECT MASCARA $22
Each and every lash is enhanced, lengthened and beautifully defined with this creamy smooth formula and distinctive precision brush.

Features and Benefits
Beautifully defined lashes.
Precision brush.
Picture Perfect finish.

cargo eyeliner

This eyeliner stays put! I gave this a trial run over the weekend at a water park and it was still looking good at the end of the day. A few more trials through hot days and I love that this liner stays locked in place no fading or smudging, a must have for summer!

CARGO SWIMMABLES™ EYE PENCIL $18
Stay in line. An ultra creamy, extreme wear, waterproof eyeliner with the feel of a liquid and versatility of a pencil. Locks comfortably into place for up to 14 hours. Creamy, transfer-resistant formula glides on effortlessly to create a variety of looks. Allows for ample blending time before setting. Concentrated pigments provide rich color payoff. Stays put through sun, sweat, swim and tears.

Features and Benefits
Moisturizing Waterproof Pigments.
Avocado and sunflower oil provide a creamy, cushiony texture.
Durable, budge-proof waxes lock pigments into place for up to 14 hours.
Liner tip offers versatile application—from delicate lines to thicker, fuller coverage.

cargo eyeshadow

Love this shadow! The shadow is so soft and easy to apply and with my shadow primer it stayed put all day. The color is vibrant and was very easy to build to my desired color level. Can’t wait to try more colors.

CARGO EYE SHADOW SINGLE $18
Cargo Eye Shadow singles are packaged in our signature tin. This soft and velvety formula has a smooth feel and delivers a long-lasting, even application. Rich pigments adhere to skin to give long wearing, saturated color. Colors adhere to the skin and blend effortlessly and are buildable for added intensity. May also be used wet or dry as an eye liner.
Eyes are enhanced in a wide variety of colors that offer the ultimate in makeup expression. Paraben free.

Features and Benefits
Silica helps with the blendability of the product and gives a velvety smooth texture. Allows for shadow to be used wet.
Jet Milled Talc provides smooth feel and application.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant helps to keep the skin supple and smooth.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Paraben-free.

cargo gloss

This gloss addict has found a new addiction. The Cargo New Essential Lip Gloss is freaking fantastic. I love how creamy and hydrating it feels without any stickiness. Every time I wear this gloss I am shocked how long wearing it is, much longer than most glosses or lipsticks. It feels and looks great, love the Vienna shade. I thought it might be too bright but it goes on the perfect shade of pink.

CARGO NEW ESSENTIAL LIP GLOSS in Vienna $16
Introducing a new generation of Cargo’s lip gloss now housed in a larger package. Its super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff and locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated . This long wearing lip gloss has a slick texture that feels creamy, gliding over lips without being sticky. Ingredients such a Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness.

Features and Benefits
Super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff.
Slick texture feels creamy gliding over lips – non sticky.
Locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated.
Long wearing.

 

cargo summer look

An easy summer look for any occasion created with the CARGO Cosmetics products outlined above.

 

You can learn more about CARGO cosmetics and purchase online at www.cargocosmetics.com.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

New! Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Smashbox-Full-Exposure-Palette

The ultimate collection of neutrals, Smashbox’s latest palette has every color you need for a light to smokey look. When I first started reading about this palette I was wondering why the reviews were so different. People either loved it or hated it and there didn’t seem to be a middle ground.

After a few uses I love it, the matte shades are vibrant and very long wearing and the shimmer colors are just that a light shimmer. Now possibly the women who didn’t like this palette like a more bold sparkle look on their eye. In my mid-30′s this was the perfect shimmer. It brightened my eye area without looking like I was over the top sparkly and heading to prom. I always use eye shadow primer and found these colors stay put really well, this is now my daily go-to palette. As you can see from the swatch below with one swipe the colors stayed true to how they looked in the palette.

 

smashbox-palette-swatches

Along with the beautiful collection of colors, Smashbox also included a travel size Full Exposure Mascara. And even better for boring Betty’s like me they included a bonus pamphlet with different makeup looks based on the shape of your eyes! Such a great idea I have very round eyes and love the tips to get the best look for my eye shape. Overall this is a great collection of items and will work from every day looks for work to smokey eyes for a night on the town.

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Smashbox Full Exposure Palette $49

What it is:
A set of universally awesome neutrals that includes how-tos for six different eye shapes.

What it does:
This versatile palette includes 14 must-have neutral shades—from nudes to blacks—in long-wearing shimmers and velvety smooth mattes. The clearly organized palette—shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom—makes them easy to work with, and the kit also includes a breakthrough eye shape chart to achieve your most gorgeous look, along with a dual-ended brush to use with both formulas, and a bonus Full Exposure Mascara sample.

This set contains:
- 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in shimmer shades (top row): Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl, Deep Golden Brown with Gold Pearl, Soft Gold with Gold and Silver Pearl, Light Tan with Gold and Silver Pearl, Golden Wheat with Gold Pearl, Midtone Slate with Silver Pearl, Rich Grey with Multicolor and Silver Pearl
- 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in matte shades (bottom row): Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Matte Midtone Brown, Soft Matte Midtone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Soft Light Taupe, Ashy Dark Brown, Suede Black
- 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara deluxe sample
- Get-the-look eye shape chart

What else you need to know:
The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it. On set, they’ve seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere—in front of the cameras or behind the scenes.

Just like you dress to flatter your body shape, eye makeup should be applied based on your eye shape. After nine years of research looking at more than 5,000 eyes, the Smashbox R&D team narrowed it down to six main shapes. Their artists then created how-to’s based on the shapes to get the most gorgeous eyes possible with this palette.

smashbox 24hr eyeshadow primer

I won’t apply eye shadow without a primer, but even with primer sometimes I have issues with shadow fading or creasing especially in the warmer months. Smashbox’s new 24hr Photo Finish Shadow Primer is here to save the day! This primer is everything I never knew I needed and wanted.

The texture is nice and light and easy to work with. The best part is my eye shadow sticks like glue! I can apply my shadow in the morning and no matter what my day entails even a long workout and my shadow looks fresh and new. This has even helped stopped the creasing my eye shadow loves to do on hot days. You just need a small dab of product so one tube should last me a very long time. If you are shopping for a primer don’t miss this one!

SMASHBOX 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer $20

What it is:
A shadow primer that locks on more vibrant color for a full 24 hours.

What it does:
This primer makes shadows last and has the added benefit of making color appear more vibrant. Sweat- and humidity-resistant, this formula doesn’t fade, crease, or smudge for 24 hours.

What else you need to know:
“A primer that makes my eye shadow last for 24 hours? Yes, please! I’ll never have to worry about my shadow looking like a hot mess after yoga or a long night out!” — Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist.

“My models kept asking for a primer that would keep their eye shadow on after a shoot, because they liked the look so much. This primer is literally like glue for your shadow.”— Davis Factor, Smashbox Founder and Celebrity Photographer

You can find this and other great Smashbox products at Smashbox.com  and Sephora.com.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


New! Orico London Streetwise Coco Spritz

orico london coco spritz

I had the chance to check out the new Orico London “Streetwise” Coco Spritz and its amazing! This is a new summer time must have for me. Streetwise Coco Spritz is made with coconut water, cocoa seed, and orange flower water, it’s a toner, detoxifyer, and hydrator all in one.

The toner comes out in an ultra fine mist and just a spritz covers my whole face. On top of smelling and feeling fantastic on just cleaned skin you can mist it on over your makeup and let it air dry to set your makeup.  Anyone who comes by my house is going to have me spritz this on them as I share my addiction.

Orico London Streetwise Coco Spritz $37
All day Coco boost. New Streetwise Coco Spritz is an organic refreshing toner with Coconut Water and Cocoa Seed to instantly hydrate thirsty skin, helps detoxify and increase oxygen circulation. Papaya & Mango Fruit extracts help nourish and brighten whilst Orange Flower Water tone and smooth for instant radiance.

” The Best Coconut Products Under The Sun ”
Daily News New York (The Powder Room)

Pre-order Streetwise Coco Spritz. Starting delivery Monday 30 June 2014.

Learn more about Orico London products and purchase online at www.oricolondon.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples to review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.