Makeup · Perfume · Skincare

Moisturizer, Setting Spray & Perfume

During the day, to keep cool, hydrated, and safe from the suns rays, I use @katesomervilleskincare. This, I’ve found to be the most perfect combination to keep my skin feeling radiant and fresh. It even has SPF 50. #UncompliKated | #KateCan

Daydream mousse cream by @cotarde is used to blur imperfections and fine lines. it is also great for an instant superior smooth finish when applied generously. Great for the days you want to leave without makeup or even for application under foundation. I highly recommend this to people who are under constant stress, are always traveling, and love treating yourself!

#GoingPlacesTakeCotarde #Cotarde#Cotarde_Daydream

This FlowerbyKenzo scent from @kenzoparfums smells fresh, clean, light. It doesn’t overwhelm. It has a sweet vanilla with a little pinch of orchid. Soft, warm, and very feminine. It lasts all day! Warm enough for the winter but light enough for the summer. I recommend you try for yourself! Soon coming to @bloomingdales and bloomingdales.com

Disclaimer: I was sent both these products to try. I was not paid and all opinions are 100% my own. #octolyfamily | #kenzoparfums | #ad

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Best matte liquid lipstick? READ!

Ever tried a new matte lipstick and it faded weirdly? It felt uncomfortable? Dried out your lips completely? Yes. All these happened to me, too; until I tried Colourpop.

 

I’ve seen many reviews on YouTube and other blogs that write horrible reviews of Colourpop. I always contemplated whether to try them or not. I didn’t want a bad product but, then again, this product is only $6!

 

First, I finally decided that it was time to try these for myself. I bought the Midi ultra matte liquid lip. The “ultra matte” kind of scared me but I thought it would definitely dry my lips more than I’d like for it to. I applied it on without moisturizing my lips and guess what?! IT DIDN’T DRY MY LIPS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. I was soo surprised. This never happens when I wear liquid lipstick.

 

My second conquest was the Lumiere ultra matte liquid lipstick. I was in love for the second time. The formulation, the color; everything was so perfect! I had found my favorite line of liquid lipsticks. They were so comfortable to wear throughout the day. Never would I ever think that I would love Colourpop as much as I do.

 

It started with one lipstick and now my collection is larger than I thought it would be.

Highlighter · Makeup · Skincare

Favorites!

@ole_henriksen
Truth serum: is infused with vitamin C, formulated to help brighten the skin and fights visible signs of aging. I haven’t used it long enough to tell you that the fighting of aging works, but does soften the face and helps with a more bright looking youthful face.
Sheer transformation perfecting moisturizer: this has multi-fruit acids. How different?! Acids of fruits include: lemons, oranges, bilberry, sugarcane, and sugar maple (i checked). This helps even skin tones for people with hyper-pigmentation like I and discoloration. This is very useful in the mornings when your(your mine, anyway) hyper-pigmentation is at its worst and have blotchy random pink spots on your face. It helps soothe and soften my complexion.
Invigorating night transformation gel: this also helps to even skin tones and evens skin texture! this was definitely on my NEED list as I have textured skin. This has helped me even my texture a bit since my first use. I’m excited about this product! I plan on continuing to use this to see if it completely gets rid of every texture – i’ll keep you posted.
#oleglow | @sephora
For a better skin, please follow @ole_henriksen and/or subscribe to olehenriksenvideo!
@colourpopcosmetics
Can I begin by saying, this is one of my FAVORITE brands. I love their formulas, consistency with their products and consumer friendly prices! I just cannot get enough. These highlighters, when swatched on my arm, looked like glitter & made me afraid to put it on my face BUT when I actually tried it, AMAZING. Definitely not as glittery on the face. It was such a creamy consistency so the distribution of the product was so easily manipulated. BUT make sure to close the lid very tightly after every use, which is also stated on the product.
Can be found:
http://www.colourpop.com/products/waffle
@idunminerals_usa
This stippling brush looked so cute with the clear handle, I just had to give it a try! This made me want all the brushes that came with the same clear handle. The bristles are the absolute softest! Like, when I put it on my face, I just want to just keep brushing; even when I notice that the foundation is applied seamlessly, I keep working and it actually works magic. I love this brush.
#idunmineralsusa | #parabenfree | #mineralmakeup | #ad
This product can be found on: http://www.idunmineralsusa.com or on Facebook @ idunminerals.

Skincare

Help?! Nail Polish Organizer ideas?

Hey everyone!

I have a very hefty nail polish collection mixed with a variety of different brands (not only the brand or nail polishes included in the photo) and I need a very chic idea on how to organize my stash. Maybe an acrylic organizer that you can recommend? A nail polish bag? Anyone have any creative ideas? It would be extremely helpful!

This blog is more than the short side but please feel free to DM me or comment on any available photo on my Instagram or e-mail my using the Contact page on my profile.

P.S. I have so much more than just these so please keep that in mind while recommending.
P.S.S. The two pink colors are different — the one on the left is “indefinitely baby” and the one on the right is “getting nadi on my honeymoon” but my all time favorite nail polish is the lavender one, second from the right “lavendurable”. The orange color is called “no tan lines”.

Thank you so much for reading and/or ideas you may have!

Everyday Favorites · Makeup · Skincare

Lashes, pigments, and more!

@neostrata #BionicFaceSerum is a serum that can is used daily to help restore the radiance of skin and diminish the appearance of the following: fine lines, wrinkles, the size of pores, laxity, and pigmentation. It contains 10% lactobionic acid, a potent antioxidant, and vitamins A, C, and E. This serum when applied to the face provides intense moisture, while strengthening the benefits of other anti-aging. I usually use this as an all-over facial treatment including the neck but it can be used as spot treatments such as under eye treatment or around the mouth for fine lines and wrinkles.

This is recommended to use as a daily morning moisturizer over a clean face, under any sunscreen or makeup. When first applied, this serum has a very stick consistency which will help your foundation stick to your face and stay on for a longer period of time. Therefore, in my opinion, this serum can be used as a primer before makeup. For a daily evening use, this serum can also be used under moisturizer; alone or layered under different products.

This product can be found on www.neostrata.com. This is a splurge product. It is high in cost and is not fairly economic. It costs $78 and you receive a 1.0-ounce pump bottle. The bottle is very easy to use and does not get messy at the slightest.

The lactobionic acid in the NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum is clinically proven to improve the skin texture and smoothness. This serum is also clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging. After 12 weeks of use, 94% of users reported improved skin texture and smoothness, 84% of users reported increased elasticity. 81% of respondents reported/noticed healthier looking skin and so on. These statistics are all shown on the @NeoStrata serum website under clinical results.

I have acne prone skin and this is the only thing I can actually use every day and night without having irritations on my skin. My skin is super soft, supple, and glowing in the mornings when used the night before that I can’t stop looking in the mirror when I wake up – something completely different than what I’m used to. The acne and acne scars on my skin made it impossible for me to wake up in the mornings and look forward to looking in the mirror. I’ve gotten so many compliments on how my skin glows since I started using this serum. Although there are still minor acne scars left, I have seen a noticeable difference. Not only me, but my sisters all ask me how I’ve managed to get such glowing skin. If you try it for yourself, you’ll know what I’m saying. I have recommended this to my family members, as well as my friends and I highly recommend this to everyone wanting to splurge on something that actually works.

This Bionic Face Serum is a gentle bionic formulation that can be used on all skin types, including fragile, post-procedure skin. I have very acne-prone, combination/oily skin on my T-zone and dry patches near my forehead. This works for me. My sister has normal skin and she also tried it a couple of times. She said it didn’t try out her skin or make it oily. It has the most perfect amount of moisture without making it excessive and oily.

The directions to use this product is to apply to the face and neck daily following cleansing and before applying other cosmetic products. Can be used for an all-over facial treatment or applied to specific target areas such as under the eye or around the mouth. Daily use of sunscreen is recommended as a part of a healthy skincare regimen.

@100percentpure fruit pigmented lip and cheek stain: This pigment is very rich in color, absolutely gorgeous & is waterproof. Therefore, it can be worn during a day at the beach (since summer is here!) to give yourself that very minimal natural blush effect, as if you’re not wearing any makeup! It’s in such cute packaging! I love it. It’s the perfect size to carry with you!
#octolyfamily | #100percentpure | #ad
@dodolashes in D119. How gorgeous are these lashes? They’re reusable, comfortable, and absolutely flattering to anyone who wears them! They’re 100% mink lashes at a very AFFORDABLE price!
Use code “Bjkzey” at checkout for a discount!

Everyday Favorites · Skincare

Evian Spray Giveaway!

Today I went for a run along the bay because it was awfully cold to do anything else. I like to take my Evian Spray with me to keep my face feeling refreshed and hydrated during sports.

Evian is having a giveaway right now on their Instagram! To take part in this amazing giveaway please follow @evianspray and tag two friends in any of @evianspray’s posts to win.
Three winners will win The Ultimate Beach Essentials:

Mark and Graham Sunburst Beach Tote in Blue
Havaianas Mini Tote in Purple
Sand Cloud Beach Towel – Iris pattern
Evian® Facial Spray Product Assortment 1- 10 oz, 2-5 oz., 3- 1.7 oz.

#evianspray | #staycool | #evianstaycool | #sponsored

This product can be found using the following link:

http://www.instagram.com/evianspray

Everyday Favorites · Makeup · Skincare

NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum + Setting Powder

NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum is a serum that can is used daily to help restore the radiance of skin and diminish the appearance of the following: fine lines, wrinkles, the size of pores, laxity, and pigmentation. It contains 10% lactobionic acid, potent antioxidant, and vitamins A, C, and E. This serum when applied to the face provides intense moisture, while strengthening the benefits of other anti-aging. I usually use this as an all over facial treatment including the neck but it can be used as spot treatments such as under eye treatment or around the mouth for fine lines and wrinkles.

This is recommended to use as a daily morning moisturizer over a clean face, under any sunscreen or makeup. When first applied, this serum has a very stick consistency which will help your foundation stick to your face and stay on for a longer period of time. Therefore, in my opinion, this serum can be used as a primer before makeup. For a daily evening use, this serum can also be used under moisturizer; alone or layered under different products.

This product can be found on www.neostrata.com. This is a splurge product. It is high in cost and is not fairly economic. It costs $78 and you receive a 1.0-ounce pump bottle. The bottle is very easy to use and does not get messy at the slightest.

The lactobionic acid in the NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum is clinically proven to improve the skin texture and smoothness. This serum is also clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging. After 12 weeks of use, 94% of users reported improved skin texture and smoothness, 84% of users reported increased elasticity. 81% of respondents reported/noticed healthier looking skin and so on. These statistics are all shown on the @NeoStrata serum website under clinical results.

I have acne prone skin and this is the only thing I can actually use every day and night without having irritations on my skin. My skin is super soft, supple, and glowing in the mornings when used the night before that I can’t stop looking in the mirror when I wake up – something completely different than what I’m used to. The acne and acne scars on my skin made it impossible for me to wake up in the mornings and look forward to looking in the mirror. I’ve gotten so many compliments on how my skin glows since I started using this serum. Although there are still minor acne scars left, I have seen a noticeable difference. Not only me, but my sisters all ask me how I’ve managed to get such glowing skin. If you try it for yourself, you’ll know what I’m saying. I have recommended this to my family members, as well as my friends and I highly recommend this to everyone wanting to splurge on something that actually works.

This Bionic Face Serum is a gentle bionic formulation that can be used on all skin types, including fragile, post-procedure skin. I have very acne-prone, combination/oily skin on my T-zone and dry patches near my forehead. This works for me. My sister has normal skin and she also tried it a couple of times. She said it didn’t try out her skin or make it oily. It has the most perfect amount of moisture without making it excessive and oily.

The directions to use this product is to apply to the face and neck daily following cleansing and before applying other cosmetic products. Can be used for an all-over facial treatment or applied to specific target areas such as under the eye or around the mouth. Daily use of sunscreen is recommended as a part of a healthy skincare regimen.

@Graftobianmakeup HD LuxeCashmere Setting Powder in Banana Cream Pie. This powder, when used, helps smooth and quickly mattify the skin without making it excessively dry. The one I got neutralizes red and ruddy undertones. This adds warmth to the face to light and medium undertones. It works so well and I use it as an under eye powder to bake and set concealer without making it look muddy or cakey. I highly recommend this to everyone searching for a new powder to use!

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Everyday Favorites · Makeup · Skincare

100 Percent Pure Lavender Tonique

@100percentpure Lavender Tonique:
Soothing tonique purifies and cleans out pores while refreshing and hydrating your complexion. DMAE firms, lifts, and lessens lines and wrinkles. MSM is an organic sulfur found in vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.. that helps our skin by increasing collagen and keratin production.
For whom? For all.
How to use:
Spray onto face after cleansing or apply with a cotton pad. Wait until fully dry before applying moisturizer.
Opinion:
I first used this lavender tonique and completely fell in love with it. I have combination/oily skin and it works just fine! I just spray it directly on my face after washing my face to remove any excess makeup and/or dirt from the day to refresh during the night right before I go to bed. This cleans all the excess oils from my skin without over drying my skin and leaving my skin with dry patches. I have extremely sensitive and acne-prone skin, but this works perfectly. I also love the way it smells: very subtle not overpowering. I can feel my face feeling hydrated after using this. It doesn’t irritate the skin or eyes. I 100% recommend this to anyone and everyone who loves their skin! It will thank you later, I promise!
#100percentpure | #octoly | #octolyfamily
Disclaimer: I have been sent this product by the company to try but all opinions are 100% my own.