September Favorites 2016!!

 

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Lipsense lipstick review!

 

Products mentioned:
Lipsense colors i have:
https://www.senegence.com/SeneGence/product.aspx?cat=1&subcat=1&format=detail

Ponds makeup wipes: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ECQ5IE/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473953880&sr=sr-1&keywords=ponds

Too Face soul makes Ross and Rachel palette: (limited edition) I just used the mirror 🙂

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

DIY Tumeric Brightening mask

Tumeric, the golden spice of life, is a natural ingredient that is used for more than just cooking. It can be used as an all-natural skincare ingredient that can be applied topically to brighten your face for glowing skin. Tumeric has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-aging properties, and it can also reduce the visibility of acne scars. This makes it a great ingredient to use as a face mask.

My mom and grandma have been using tumeric for as long as I can remember, not just for cooking, but as a face mask. Many people have their own versions of this diy mask, but this is the way that I have always learned to use it.

 

Products Used:
Tumeric
Milk
Fresh Lemon Juice
Chickpea Flower
Honey (optional)

Directions:

  • mix all the ingredients together until you get a paste. The mixture should have a texture similar to pancake batter.
  • with a brush apply all over face and let sit till it hardens. I usally leave it for about thirty minutes.
  • rinse off with a warm, wet wash cloth
  • moisturize face

– Make sure you are wearing an old shirt that you don’t really care about because tumeric can stain your clothing.

ps: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

 

Summer Beauty Favorites

 

Products Mentioned:

Pond’s moisture clean towelettes: https://www.amazon.com/Ponds-Moisture-Clean-Towelettes-Original/dp/B001ECQ5IE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473646352&sr=8-1&keywords=ponds+face+wipes

Create eye cream: http://www.ulta.com/eye-repair-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6480077

Sally Hansen airbrush legs: http://www.ulta.com/salon-airbrush-legs-leg-makeup?productId=xlsImpprod2870017

Estee Lauder double wear light: http://www.sephora.com/double-wear-light-stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10-P378286?skuId=1465053&icid2=estee_lauder_makeup_carousel:p378286

Shiseido uv liquid foundation: http://www.sephora.com/uv-protective-liquid-foundation-spf-42-P385743?skuId=1610658&icid2=products%20grid:p385743

Maybelline superstay better skin concealer: http://www.ulta.com/superstay-better-skin-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod12651007

Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara: http://www.sephora.com/velvet-noir-major-volume-mascara-P403806?skuId=1758184&icid2=mjb_blaquerisbetteranchor_carousel:p403806

Nars goulue blush: http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=1775089&icid2=nars_lp_toptencultfavorites_carousel%3Ap2855

L’oread colour riche collection exclusive zoe’s pink: shade 713: from ultra

Jeffree Star skin frost peach goddess: https://www.beautylish.com/s/jeffree-star-skin-frost-peach-goddess

Dolce&Gabbana dolce floral drops: http://www.sephora.com/dolce-florale-drops-P394149?skuId=1692821&icid2=products%20grid:p394149

TumI Voyageur Luanda cross body flight bag: https://www.amazon.com/Tumi-Voyageur-Luanda-Flight-Black/dp/B00P8VZQK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473648164&sr=8-3&keywords=tumi+purse

Core Water from the grocery store

ps:The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Beauty Products Empties

Products Mentioned:

Sally Hansen airbrush face: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sally-Hansen-Airbrush-Face-Makeup-Foundation-240-Soft-Honey-1-oz/45090521
Benefit roller lash: http://www.sephora.com/roller-lash-curling-lifting-mascara-P392516?skuId=1665082&icid2=benefit_lp_mascaramusthaves_carousel:p392516
Too Face better than sex mascara: http://www.sephora.com/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?skuId=1533439&icid2=too_faced_bestsellers_carousel_us:p381000
Anastasia beverly hills tinted brow gel: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-brow-gel-P187202?skuId=829713&icid2=anastasia_brow_revolution_carousel:p187202
Fresh Sugar lip treatment: http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-treatment-spf-15-P57002?skuId=683847&icid2=fresh_lp_bestsellers_carousel_us%3Ap57002
Josie Maran organ oil light: http://www.sephora.com/100-pure-argan-oil-light-P380805?skuId=1548270&icid2=josie_maran_lp_bestsellers_carousel_us:p380805
Josie Maran argan enlightenment illuminizer: http://www.sephora.com/argan-enlightenment-illuminizer-P395551?skuId=1690155&icid2=products%20grid:p395551
Josie Maran lip oil: (discontinued)
Color Prevails eye duo: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/nonie-creme-colour-prevails-eye-design-shadow-/-liner-duo/ID=prod6263761-product
Jordana Cat eyeliner in twilight: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/jordana-cat-eyeliner/ID=prod6261036-product
Make up For ever HD primer: (unfortunately not sold anymore)
Make up For ever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Cover FX water blend foundation: (discontinued)
Covergirl face powder: http://www.ulta.com/cg-smoothers-pressed-powder?productId=xlsImpprod2960215
Boscia White Charcoal mattifying spray: http://www.sephora.com/white-charcoal-mattifying-makeup-setting-spray-P404350?skuId=1834886&icid2=products%20grid:p404350
Urban decay weightless naked skin concealer: http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-color-correcting-fluid-P406632?skuId=1776137&icid2=ud_lp_top10_carousel:p406632
Beauty Blender: http://www.sephora.com/beautyblender-P228913?skuId=1151869&icid2=beautyblender_original_collection_carousel:p228913
Revlon photo ready eye art: http://www.ulta.com/photoready-eye-art?productId=xlsImpprod11851093

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Champagne Summer Tutorial

 

products used:

Maybelline Age rewind concealer : http://www.ulta.com/instant-age-rewind-eraser-dark-circle-treatment-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
ABH contour palette: Peach, Havanna, Nutmeg: http://www.ulta.com/contour-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11571030
Becca Palette dupes:
Makeup Geek “Petal Pusher” is a similar dupe for Becca Cordial
Makeup Geek “Frappe” is a similar dupe for Becca Cognac
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Deep Plum” is a dupe for Becca Bordeaux
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Soft Gold” is a dupe for Becca Chardonnay
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Amber” is a dupe for Becca Champagne Toast
Makeup Forever graphic liner: http://www.sephora.com/graphic-liner-P391917?skuId=1656917&icid2=products%20grid:p391917
Laura mercier primer: http://www.sephora.com/foundation-primer-blemish-less-P408221?skuId=1821503&icid2=laura_mercier_whatsnew_carousel_us:p408221
Dior Skin nude BB cream: http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-nude-bb-creme-P377753?skuId=1487651&icid2=products%20grid:p377753
L’oreal tinted brow gel: http://www.ulta.com/brow-stylist-plumper-brow-gel-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11861077
Benefit roller lash mascara: http://www.ulta.com/roller-lash-super-curling-lifting-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod11951085
Champaign collection face palette: (sold out unfortunately)
Milani lipstick femme rose: http://milanicosmetics.com/Color-Statement-Lipstick.html
Mario Badescu rose spray: http://www.ulta.com/facial-spray-with-aloe-herb-rosewater?productId=xlsImpprod6200727

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Grilled Summer Watermelon Salad

Sweet juicy watermelon paired with salty feta, fresh arugula,  a balsamic glaze, topped with fresh cracked pepper.

You aren’t going to believe this, but I am probably one of the very few people who isn’t the biggest fan of watermelon. So it was a huge surprise to everyone when I decided to buy a watermelon to try a new salad. So this is the first watermelon I have ever bought and it just happens to be for this salad. I know, I’m crazy!

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 I decided to start small and buy the baby size instead of a full size one, just in case I didn’t end up liking the salad and I did want to waste an entire watermelon, and it’s easier to cut and takes up a lot less space.

So, this salad is a bit of a twist I decided to grill the slices of watermelon on a grill pan, but just be careful not to grill it too long. If you do it gets kind of mushy and slimy which is not a very pleasant taste or texture. A good alternative is to actually use a grill, I just don’t own a grill so I used a stovetop pan. Watermelon paired with feta is a sweet and salty combination that I surprisingly absolutely love! Then when you throw in the freshness and peppery taste of arugula really send this salad over the top. I finished the salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled on top will some fresh cracked pepper, which not only made the grilled watermelon salad look beautiful, but completes the sweet and salty flavors of this delicious summer salad on your taste buds! To my surprise I found this salad delicious, if your looking for a new twist on a salad I highly recommend this one.

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Ingredients:

  • one watermelon (whole or baby)
  • feta cheese crumbled
  • arugula
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste(optional)
  • Balsamic reduction (recipe found here)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon into desired shapes either in cubes for skewers or in t block squares like I did.
  2. Place the slabs of watermelon onto a heated grill pan and grill for about 2-3 minutes per side or until marked and warm. Remove from pan
  3. Place the grilled watermelon onto a little bed of arugula, add more arugula on top sprinkle some feta cheese, and drizzle the balsamic reduction on top before serving.
  4. Top with some kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Enjoy!!