Thursday, August 31, 2017

Revlon Beauty

Making women beautiful since 1932, and still going strong today with the face of Gwen Stefani repping the brand. Revlon was kind enough to send me over some of their latest picks and here's the lowdown.

I have not tried Revlon products in yearssss. I was surprised. First, I checked out the new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 each). Great lipstick cases that are clear on one end so you don't have to open every single one to see what color it is. The colors are wonderful Pink Velvet, Va Va Violet, Gold Goddess, and Lilac Mist. My faves were Va Va Violet (which I was surprised, thought it was going to be to dark), and Gold Goddess. If none of these are your color, they have 82 on-trend shades in four finishes to pick from. Smooth application, and feels good on lips.

Next, we tried the Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor ($8.99 each). High-definition and lightweight color in 15 shades to pick from. Love, love, love these. The colors are deep and mesmerizing. The ones I did not think I was going to like, I liked. I looked at HD Blossom, HD Rhubarb, HD Garden, and HD Arabica. Popping red for HD Rhubarb was one of  my faves along with HD Arabica which is a nice rich brown, but any of these colors will rock for Fall season.

Revlon Kiss Balm ($4.99 each) and available in 6 fresh fruit flavors. I tried the Sugar Plum and it's a ultra hydrating lip care infused with natural fruit oils. These are great to keep in your purse. It smells wonderful, and offers SPF20 protection at the same time. Very sheer coverage..subtle but sexy.

Lastly, I checked out the Revlon Powder Blush ($10.99 each) in the color Dare to Bare. This color is light for me right now with the end of summer tan. They have 5 shades in total to pick from that offer silky, buildable powder blush to create vibrant color that will last all day.

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Thanks Revlon!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Australian Gold Botanicals

Australian Gold has been one of my longtime favorites. I think the tanning sprays smell incredible, they feel really nice on your skin, and I think it gives off a nice tan. This year, Australian Gold launched a new Botanical Sunscreen Line. I was excited they sent me over a few items in the line to check out for myself and I will be using them up for the end of Summer. The brand utilizes eco conscious packaging materials and the formulas are reef friendly.

The SPF 30 Mineral Lotion (goes for $14.99 ea) is a non-greasy, antioxidant rich formula that provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. Water resistant up to 80 minutes. It smells incredible (like the rest of their products), and goes on smoothly and sinks right into my skin. It does have Eucalyptus in there to calm, reinvigorate and oxygenate skin.

I also checked out the Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion (goes for $12.99 ea) which is a non-chemical sunscreen lotion that also provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. Water resistant up to 80 minutes. It has a subtle tint to it and it's fragrance-free. This is specially designed for sensitive face skin, and it will not clog pores.

Australian Gold products are available at Ulta, CVS, and Walmart. You can find out more about the brand and other products here:

Thanks Australian Gold!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Elizabeth Arden Summer Beauty

Elizabeth Arden products have been making women feel beautiful since the early 1900's. She was the first to introduce eye make up to the women of America. By 1929, Florence Nightingale Graham (aka Elizabeth Arden) owned 150 salons across the U.S. and Europe. Elizabeth Arden had over 1,000 luxury products being sold in 22 countries. She was the sole proprietor, and at the peak of her career, she was one of the wealthiest women in the world.

Early this year, Elizabeth Arden announced that Reese Witherspoon would be the new face of the brand. Reese stated, "One of the first things that drew me to the brand was its rich heritage and history of supporting women. As one of the first female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden paved the way for women like me."

Elizabeth Arden was kind enough to send over a few summer essentials and I could not be more excited to check them out! Let's start with White Tea Eau de Toilette Spray.

It's a musky-wood floral with top notes of mandarin, clary sage, sea breeze accord, and fresh Japanese white fern. It's fresh and light and it's a perfect Summer scent to spray on after a cool shower.

The perfume comes in lovely white bottle with a square top that's easily removed and in various sizes: 1.0 FL OZ ($24), 1.7 FL OZ ($37), or 3.3 FL OZ ($49). I found it was too strong for me if I sprayed it directly on my skin, but I was totally fine with it when I did the spritz run through.

Next up are the Sheer Kiss Lip Oils. They are being featured in this months Glamour Magazine as NOT YOUR AVERAGE LIPSTICK - Replace your basic bullet with next-generation metallics and balms

These lightweight lip colors are packed with five precious oils that offer hydrating benefits. Six great colors to pick from and they go for $19.50 each.

The packaging is super cute, butttt application is hard because the lip oil comes out of a little hole and there is no way to really direct it and get even coverage. So, you basically need to use a Qtip, your finger, or rub the plastic hole back and forth over your lips in hopes your aim is good. Nice stains, and they feel good on my lips.

Lastly, we tried two items from the Prevage City Smart Collection. The Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask (2.5 FL OZ $78) is great at lifting and removing impurities. The detox mask also resurfaces skin and enhances its natural detoxification system. It feels nice and cool upon application, then it dries up nicely once the 20 minute wait is over. I was able to peel it off in a few pieces. I could see the impurities on the mask as I peeled it off. My skin feels good and my pores are clean, but for almost $80 I was hoping for more miracle results.

The City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield (1.34 FL OZ $68) is working to keep skin looking younger and brighter. It combines pollution and UV protection to strengthen skin. It has a nice dispenser to pump the cream out onto your finger for application. They call it sheer, but there is a tint to the cream but it's quickly absorbed. Not scented.

To find out more about Elizabeth Arden, and to order any of these products, please go to:

Thanks Elizabeth Arden!