31 August, 2014

Overview: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range

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The Body Shop recently came out with an entire range of skincare items featuring community fair trade wild argan oil. I was sent several items from this collection by Shopathome.com, an online shopping coupon and rebates site. I liked almost everything from the range but there was definitely one standout product. If you've been curious about this range since its release, keep reading below to see if it's for you.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful

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A few months ago I won a giveaway hosted by Chaitra from the blog Pink Pot. The prize was a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush ($26) in the color of my choice. I chose Blissful and the sweet Chaitra sent it to me right away. Go visit her blog, now! This is actually my third Amazonian Clay Blush but also my only one. I sold my first two in a blog sale last year. So, have my feelings about the formula changed?

29 August, 2014

Flake-free Hairstyles with Head & Shoulders + Win a trip to meet Sofia Vergara: #PartOfOurFamily Sweepstakes

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It's no secret that numerous people struggle with dandruff. It's a common problem which is often caused by dryness in the scalp but can be attributed to other things as well. In order to treat my dandruff, I use Head & Shoulders shampoo every time I wash my hair (which is not that often due to my dry hair). I tend to use the original version, but was sent two items from the new Head & Shoulders Fresh Scent Technology Collection. Thanks to the Fresh Scent shampoo and conditioners I was able to confidently wear middle part hairstyles like the one usually worn by Head & Shoulders brand ambassador Sofia Vergara. Also, sweepstakes are being held where one winner will have the chance to meet her. See the full details below.

27 August, 2014

Top Notch Brown Black: Makeup Look

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Reviewing the NYX Hot Single Eyeshadows ($4.50) has been on my blog agenda for a long time. I own several now (probably about 10 or more) so it's a post that requires time and patience. I only have so many fingers for swatching. I recall purchasing a pack of disposable sponge tip applicators once in order to aid the making of those swatch-heavy posts. I ended up running out of applicators too quickly since they are basically one-use products. Back to fingers it is. In the meantime, you'll see NYX Hot Single Eyeshadows popping up in makeup looks here and there.

25 August, 2014

Color Pop Pink and Purple: Makeup Look

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Last time I featured MAC's Embrace Me Eyeshadow was when I used it as an eyeliner in this post. This time I paired it up with the equally bright 92 Eyeshadow from Make Up For Ever. Another old-timer, MAC Kitschmas Pigment, is making another appearance on the blog. I love when products get multiple features, it shows how much I enjoy them!

23 August, 2014

Spotlight: Hourglass Face Primers

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I wrote a spotlight post on KORRES primers where I reviewed all of the primers I had tried from that brand. Now it's Hourglass's turn. If I'm not mistaken, they only offer two primers in their line right now. I got the travel sizes of both so I could try them out and decide which one I liked best. Plus, they're really expensive and I didn't feel like splurging on a full size. So which do I prefer, the Mineral Veil Primer or the N.28 Primer?

22 August, 2014

Pantene #WantThatHair Hairstyles & Giveaway

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Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Pantene and Latina Bloggers Connect. 

I was selected by Pantene and Latina Bloggers Connect to recreate the hairstyles from singer/actress Maite Perroni's new music video "Vas a Querer Volver". The music video was styled by Pantene hairstylist Gabriel Samra using an assortment of Pantene Pro-V styling products. I was sent the following products by Pantene: Pantene Pro-V No Crunch Curls Whip, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Extra Strong Hold Hairspray, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Texturizing Sculpting Wax, and the Pantene Pro-V Stylers Heat Protection Spray. Keep reading to see my recreations inspired by the video and see how you can win your own Pantene products plus a $100 Walmart gift card.

20 August, 2014

Navy Gold Drugstore Summer Makeup Look with Walgreens

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias
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For today's post I was asked by #WalgreensBeauty and #CollectiveBias to create a summer beauty makeup tutorial. I assumed most people would go for nude/neutral eyes and a bold lip (maybe orange or fuchsia lipstick). Typically, I would too. It's a look that is quick, easy, and pretty. However, I wanted to go a different route this time around. I focused the color on the eyes and left the lips nude. You can wear this makeup look anytime, but it would be great for nighttime summer outings. All the products used in this makeup look are from affordable drugstore brands found at Walgreens