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04 / 11 / 2016

The Twist Lipsticks in Pinks are sold for $34.95 on HSN. The Twist lipstick double as a gloss and liner, offer sheer to medium coverage, are incredibly moisturizing, and I personally think they are great for the ‘makeup minimalist’ and everyday use. Since they twist up, there is no way to sharpen them. Twist Lipsticks remind me a little bit of the Tarte Lipsurgence except they are not as bright and more true to their color.

Closer in detail

 I think the pencils are a nice size. Judging by their size, I don’t think they are like those chubby or jumbo size lip pencils that are common on the market.

 

In the swatches, I noticed the glossiness of the colors. I like Grace the most and Delight and Charm are ok. Delight is a very milky pale pink and Charm is a soft coral.

I didn’t get a chance to play with these too much to determine if they are my favorite. I overall like their quality and pigment. On the HSN website, the Twisted lipsticks also come in other colors as a trio.

Other Korres Products I like

 





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04 / 01 / 2016

I have products from Tarte, MAC, and Zoya for my Spring 2016 makeup?. I thought I wasn’t going to change my makeup for the spring/summer months, but after some digging and experimenting, I have been finding some products I do like using.

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03 / 30 / 2016

I was so happy watching Skinn Cosmetics on Evine because this 7piece lip kit came on as a special value with perfect lip care. In summary, the 7 piece lip kit comes with a Bird of Paradise lip palette, three Lip 6x Balm in the flavors Mint, Original, and Strawberry Daiquiri, 3 Minute Lip Party Intensifying Gel Mask, Lip 6x Pro Lip Smoothing Serum, and Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub for Dry and Lined Lips (bonus size) for $52.43. Most the products featured in this kit are sold separately on his website Skinn. I am heavily into lip care and get very excited when I see kits like this. The set is apart of my spring/summer lip routine.

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03 / 26 / 2016

My first spring2016 skin care routine is the Korres Wild Rose Bright and Radiant Skin trio for their anniversary special on HSN. I can personally describe the kit as pure, luxurious, and potent. All products in the kit are full size. I did not spend the regular price at the time of the value that it is now.

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03 / 22 / 2016

During a visit to Disney’s Boardwalk, we came across the Swan and Dolphin Resort section. We were trying to find a place for dinner and the Garden Grove Restaurant caught our attention for many reasons. First, the Garden Grove is a sit down restaurant and no reservation is required. We went around dinner and it was easy to be seated without any fuss; Second, the atmosphere was great and relaxing; Third, the food was amazing. I ordered their 16oz prim rib ($34.99) with clam chowder soup and fries and topped with excellent chocolate desserts. I didn’t eat the baked potato and gave it to a family member.

 For the desserts, I picked mostly chocolate ones. They were all amazing and heavenly.

These are the three desserts I chose. The desserts are very rich. I thought I was going to go back for seconds and decided not to.

 

We ate here on a Thursday, and I believe our server mentioned that the menu does change during the week. They also have a full breakfast buffet.

At first, I was skeptical of how everything was going to turn out. I think the Garden Grove is too perfect and was one of the main food highlights of the trip.





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03 / 19 / 2016

I purchased another blending sponge by Earth Therapeutics called the Precisso at my local Kohls for $6 before it went on sale. I am still not attracted to the Original Beauty Blender and unsure if it is actually worth getting. For now, I am content with the dupe by Earth Therapeutics.

Like the Original, the dupe comes in different shapes, non-latex, sets, and colors. The first shape I bought is here. I haven’t had a chance to fully use the green one.

When I did a short comparison of the pink one and the green one, they are both super soft, don’t hold in water, easy to clean, and they keep their shape for months. I had the pink one for about 7 months and it kept its shape and most of its firmness through application and cleaning.

Most dupe blending sponges on the market are hard and cheaply made. I am very pleased with the dupe and will continue to use it.

 





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03 / 04 / 2016

On a recent trip to Orlando, I decided to wear minimal products to achieve a ‘sunkissed’ look. The Tarte blush and the Bare Minerals All Over Color were apart of older kits and not sold separately.  I kept my makeup simple as I do everyday when I am home.

When I was picking my makeup for the trip, I did not do the old popular trick of coordinating the makeup and outfits. Rather, I already had it in my mind what type of look I was going for. I think since most of my travel outfits were casual the makeup was going to compliment them anyway.

Closer look

Products:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes and Marvelous Moxie Gloss in City Slicker

(left) the Bare Minerals All Over Color and (right) The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Even though the Tarte and Bare Minerals are not sold separately, I still think they can be easily found as dupes by other brands.





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02 / 26 / 2016

I am understanding more and more why NYX Cosmetics is such a popular drug store line. I am mainly a fan of their lip line. Most of their lip line is under $12 depending on the product. On social networking, I believe they have their own hastag for their lip colors called #nyxlippies. I own their lipsticks, butter glosses, lip liners, soft matte lip creams, and primers.

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02 / 24 / 2016

 BB Cream and Powder Foundation

Smashbox BB Camera Ready:  My shade  is light/neutral. Camera Ready goes on cool, settles to a semi-matte finish, and gives up to medium coverage.

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation:  This is my first purchase from It Cosmetics. I don’t understand the shade finding of this product even though I used the QVC video guide. I decided to pick the medium shade. However, the medium was considerably light for my skin. I think I might need the Tan.

Eyes

Concealers

Benefit Cosmetics Fake-Up Undereye Hydrating Concealer 02 Medium 0.12 oz my second favorite concealer next the MAC Studio Fix Concealer. This concealer is perfect for contouring.

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer is a liquid concealer and deposits too much product. My color is NC30. I squirt out a small amount for under the eyes and end up using the left over for my face.

Primer

Old formula and packaging of the Urban Decay Potion Primer. Urban Decay as a new formula and brush, and I do not like it at all. I personally feel my lids respond better to an eye shadow base instead of a primer.

Repurchases:

  • Fake-Up Concealer
  • Camera Ready BB Cream