Archive for July, 2014
EVENT ALERT: BeautyCon LA 2014
On August 16th, which is in just a couple weeks, BeautyCon will be returning to Los Angeles! I keep hearing that this will be the BIGGEST BeautyCon ever and I will be there too!! I’m very excited for this huge event. If you are going to be attending, go ahead and send me an email as I’d LOVE to meet you! Tickets for BeautyCon LA are still available. There are three different levels each with a different price.
What is BeautyCon? BeautyCon is a fashion and beauty summit for the internet’s most influential beauty and fashion icons and their fans. Hundreds of content creators and celebs come together to network, mingle, talk industry news, discuss the future of online media, and participate in panel discussions.
To find out about tickets and more information, click here
Do you already have tickets to BeautyCon LA? If so, I truly hope to see you there!!
Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Create Your Perfect Canvas by Mia Mariu
I recently had the pleasure of trying 3 products by Mia Mariu. I had heard of Mia Mariu before and so was quite excited when I received an email from them asking if I’d be interested in trying a few of their products. Of course I immediately jumped at the chance! And YOU can try your very own Create Your Perfect Canvas set by entering the giveaway below.
The first product I tried was Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer which has a very light feel to it. Since I wear makeup most days and need my makeup to stay put once applied, I always make sure to use a primer before applying foundation.
Finally, the third product I tried was one of their foundations. I had a choice between a few of their different foundations, but was quite curious to try a liquid mineral foundation as I hadn’t tried any (other than the new Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation. Because of the hot temperature as of late, my foundation in general has been melting off midday so I’m not entirely sure exactly how much I like this foundation just yet. Will have to continue to test it out.
Now on to how YOU could win your very own Mia Mariu Create Your Perfect Canvas set! Below you’ll find a Rafflecoptor widget. Just complete each ‘task’ to earn more entries! Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours in which to respond before a new winner will be chosen.
Have you tried mineral makeup? If so, which brands? Products?
**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.
Product Reviews: Adovia Facial Lift & Firm Serum with Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C and Dead Sea Salt Soap
I recently had the opportunity to try two more awesome products by Adovia Mineral Skin Care, Facial Lift & Firm Serum with Dead Sea Minerals (click HERE to find on Amazon) and Dead Sea Salt Soap (find on Amazon by clicking HERE). All Adovia products are made in Israel. Whenever possible, I prefer to purchase products made in Israel. Dead Sea Minerals are long believed to hold beneficial and/or healing properties. Salt (and sugar) scrubs are a fabulous way to exfoliate your skin without using harsh chemicals. Adovia’s Dead Sea Salt soap is using salt as a gentle and natural way to slough off dead skin cells revitalizing your skin.
I personally LOVE using sugar scrubs to exfoliate my lips prior to applying lipstick (especially matte lipsticks). I truly have enjoyed using this Dead Sea Salt Soap. I’m fairly picky when it comes to bars of soap that I’ll use on my body as I once had a doctor tell me that using Ivory was contributing to my itchy skin. He recommended that I ONLY use Dove which is milder and much more moisturizing. Amazingly this soap didn’t irritate my skin either.
I like to exfoliate before shaving (my legs) as I’ve heard it helps to achieve a closer shave. I also like the how soft and supple frequent exfoliating leaves my skin. So if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive exfoliating bar of soap then I highly recommend that you check out Adovia’s Dead Sea Salt Soap which you can easily find on Amazon by clicking HERE.
I also had the chance to try Adovia’s Facial Lift & Firm Serum with Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C. I love serums! Vitamin C is commonly thought to help aging skin when applied topically. In fact all the serums I’ve tried in recent months have contained a fair amount of Vitamin C.
I love the feel of this serum as I apply it. And the lovely glass bottle looks nice on my counter as well. I also really like that this serum has a pump dispenser as opposed to a dropper. I find that pump dispensers are a lot less messy although a dropper is helpful when the serum is very liquidy.
This serum is much thicker and creamier in consistency than the other serums I’ve tried. You may prefer a thinner consistency as it all just personal preference.
Positive effects from changes in skincare routine do not happen overnight. I’m not sure if I can tell if I’ve had any changes in the minimal amount of wrinkles/fine lines that I do have.
What I have noticed is that my skin is much less dry than what is usual for me. Typically I’m prone to very dry skin and will have dry patches if I don’t exfoliate before applying makeup.
Lately, I haven’t needed to scrub my face as carefully as my skin seems to be ‘naturally’ less dry. I do still apply some kind of moisturizer before applying foundation, but forgot a couple times and still had a flawless makeup application.
If you are looking for a creamy serum with anti-aging properties that promotes hydrated (not oily or greasy) skin, then you may want to check out Adovia’s Firm & Lift Serum with Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C which you can find on Amazon by clicking HERE.
Do you have a favorite bar soap or serum? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!
**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.