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Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette

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Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette is one of my favorite holiday palettes I have tried this season. It  includes twenty eye shadows, two blushes, two bronzers,  a full-sized Lip Injection Color Bomb, and a travel-sized Better Than Sex Mascara.

The 20 eye shadows are made up of 5 matte finish, and 15 metallic/shimmer shadows. I love the shadows in this palette they are super smooth and very pigmented. The shadows went on so easy and most wear for at least 8hrs.

The blushes and bronzers in this set are great. Really smooth and super pigmented I was impressed how long wearing they are.  The standouts to me are Melt into Spring a gorgeous soft pink and Sun Bunny #1 my new favorite bronzer.

On top of all the great shadows you also get two of their top sellers Lip Injection Color Bomb in Bee Sting a perfect pale pink and one of my faves Better Than Sex Mascara. All this and a matching travel bag, it would make the perfect Christmas gift!

 

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette $56.00

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Eyeshadow Left to Right

Snowflakes –
Whiskers on Kittens –
Chocolate Milk –
Moon on their Wings –
Dark Chocolate –
Cream Colored Ponies –
Honey Honey –
Busch de Noel –
Evergreen –
Blue Satin Sashes –
Coquet –
Taffy –
Crisp Apple Strudel –
Woolen Mittens –
Soirée –
Tinsel –
Bluff –
Ooh La Orchid
Party Time
Pure Glam

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Blush and Bronzer

Raindrops on Roses is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and an overlay of gold shimmer.

Chocolate Soleil is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a satin finish.

Melt Into Spring is a medium, pink-coral with a matte finish and warm undertones.

Sun Bunny #1 is a coppery brown with a frosted finish.

Sun Bunny #2 is a light-medium orange with gold shimmer and frost.

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Unfortunately this palette is sold out right now on TooFaced.com and Sephora.com. Will keep you posted if it comes back in stock, it is available on Amazon.com

 

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

 

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

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I have a few age spots that drive me nuts but the worst is the one on my nose. By the end of summer even with constant sunblock it was really dark. I was interested to see how well the Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum would work to reduce its appearance.

In the picture below on the top you can see before I started using the product. My age spot is much darker then the photo shoes but the age spot on my nose is quite noticeable even with makeup. I took the bottom picture 2 weeks after I had started using the Rapid Age Spot serum and as you can see my age spot is barely noticeable. Both photos are without any makeup or concealer I am so happy with the results!

I have also started to notice more freckles on my chest and the back of my hands so I started using a bit of the serum there as well and it works! If you are looking for a age spot treatment and don’t want to wait to see the results this is the serum for you.

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MURAD Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $60

What it is:
A fast-acting dark spot treatment serum to help fade and prevent dark spots, age spots, and freckles.

What it is formulated to do:
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sun spots and age spots. Hydroquinone fades existing dark spots, age spots, and freckles while hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide, prevents future damage by helping stop pigment formation. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, encouraging active ingredients to penetrate more quickly for fast-acting results. Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield® regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
RepleniCell™, Murad’s patent-pending, proprietary technology, helps skin act younger in three ways: it helps skin attract water; it binds water to the skin; and it helps skin retain water. This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and is not tested on animals.

Research results:
– 88% of study participants saw a more even skintone in 2 weeks

Murad Rapid Age Spot Serum is available to purchase in Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com

 

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

OLEHENRIKSEN ultimate l LIFT serum review

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A combination of allergies and lack of sleep had me feeling and looking like Droopy Dog. It may be cute for dogs, but not so cute staring back at me in the mirror. When offered the chance to try the brand spanking new OleHenriksen ultimate lift serum I jumped at the chance.

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I have been using the serum for almost a month and man does it work! The serum is really lightweight and has a beautiful soft floral scent. I apply it every morning and at night before bed and I love how quickly it absorbs. One thing I noticed is it seems to work right away making my skin feel tighter and keeps my skin looking smooth all day.

Now after a few weeks use my whole face is looking so much firmer and lifted. It even seems to make my pores less noticeable. If you are starting to see the signs of aging this is one serum you won’t want to miss.

OLEHENRIKSEN ultimate|LIFT serum is a dual-action miracle worker that visibly lifts and restructures skin, while immediately tightening for sculpted facial contours. This lightweight, oil-free serum diminishes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles and plumps to restore a youthful appearance.

Powered by high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, skin is densely moisturized and plumped from the inside out and protected by a lightweight barrier that locks in hydration. ultimate|LIFTTM serum also contains a gravity defying complex of copper tripeptide and botanical collagen stimulators to rebuild firmness and elasticity and lock in the hyluronic acid, while restructuring and redensifying skin.

Key Benefits:

* Creates an instantly sculpted, contoured look

* Lifts, tightens and deeply hydrates

* Increases skin density

* Rebuilds collagen and elastin

* Visibly reduces expression line and wrinkles

* Provides anti-oxidant protection

* Lightweight and oil-free

Key Ingredients:

* Proprietary “lift & contour” complex (oat-algae extract blend + bamboo-pea extract blend) triggers immediate tightening effect as it stimulates collagen and elastin production

* Hyaluronic Acid “dense hydration” blend hydrates and plumps from the inside out as it forms a moisture barrier

* Copper Tripeptide firms and protects from damaging free radicals

* AHA (Lactic + Glycolic) blend stimulates cell renewal allowing key actives to penetrate deeper

Directions:

* Apply in the AM & PM by gently blending into skin and massaging in an upward motion to help further defy gravity

* For the ultimate 3-dimensional lift, use with ultimate|LIFTTM eye gel and ultimate|LIFTTM neck crème

ultimate|LIFTTM serum is available at Sephora stores and at Sephora.com  for $55.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.


Lancôme DreamTome Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector

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With sensitive, fair skin I struggle with redness and uneven skin tone. When I was given the chance to try the new Lancôme DreamTone I jumped at the opportunity. With the cold, windy weather the last month my skin has been pretty red and  a bit dull so I was in need of some  help.

I have been using DreamTone twice a day for about 3 weeks now and I can really see results. The formula is very light and absorbs quickly leaving my skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth. In just a few weeks the sun spots on my nose have really started to fade. And the texture and appearance of my skin has  improved dramatically. After only 3 weeks with DreamTone, I find I’m using less makeup and haven’t even needed my concealer.

My skin has a truly luminous glow and I find I am more confident heading out with just my DreamTone and SPF on. You can see the results of clearer more luminous skin in my bare faced selfie.

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Lancôme DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark.


WHO IS IT FOR?

DreamTone is for the woman seeking visible dark spot correction and a more even skin tone. She wants skin so naturally beautiful, she can dare to bare her skin.

WHAT IS IT?
DreamTone is a new generation skin tone clarifying serum that not only corrects the look of dark spots, but also goes beyond to correct the appearance of uneven skin tone and color imperfections. The serum is customized to skin’s specific needs — such as treating the look of dark spots or redness.

WHAT DOES IT TARGET?
A global study on women of multiple ethnicities resulted in three formulas adapted to specific skin tones:
Fair: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of redness
Medium: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of sallowness (olive)
Dark: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of acne & blemish marks

HOW DOES IT ENHANCE SKIN TONE?
Based on the L’Oréal Skin Color Chart and using the Fitzpatrick scale, soft-focus tinted pearls were carefully selected for each formula. As a result, each skin tone can enjoy the benefits of light scattering technology that refracts and diffuses, for a more even and radiant surface that is perfectly complimented with just the right amount and type of light.

THE RESULTS
Immediately: 74% saw glowing skin
7 Days: 70% reported a more even skin tone and 76% saw dullness reduced
4 Weeks: 69% noted the appearance of dark spots reduced
8 Weeks: 78% saw color imperfections reduced
SO POWERFUL, 72% OF WOMEN DARED TO BARE THEIR SKIN!

PRICING & AVAILABILITY: $98 (1.3 oz.)

Available at Lancôme counters and www.lancome.com

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the above mentioned product courtesy of SheSpeaks and Lancôme. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are results are 100% my own.