Category: High End Brands

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer Review

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer

Achieving a healthy, radiant complexion isn’t just about dewy foundations, liquid illuminators and eye catching highlighters. The true key to a natural all over glow is by eating right, of course, and taking good care of your skin. A good skincare routine is super important to make sure your complexion stays nice and clear with a radiant glow. Adding a good mask to exfoliate and a good serum can work wonders for skin and give you that glow you’ve always longed for. Especially a good serum! Serums are like moisturizers on steroids as they contain a higher potency of skin loving ingredients without all the water and actively transform your skin with regular use over time.

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3 Bronzers for Brown Skin

3 Bronzers for Brown Skin

When you already have a rich, deep skin tone finding a bronzer is tough work. Most bronzers are a pale golden tan or barely there bronze that only work for light to medium complexions. It’s not too often that you see an actual bronzer (not a highlighter) designed to add warmth and subtle definition to brown skin. Which is a bummer because even us dark skin divas like to look warmed up and kissed by the sun too. Thankfully, a handful of makeup brands realized brown skin could use a little bronzer too and created bronzers deep enough for us gals on the darker side of the spectrum to use. Finding the perfect bronzer for brown skin can still be a bit tricky because everyone hasn’t hopped on board yet so I’ve decided to share my top 3 bronzer choices that work like a charm for my deep brown skin.

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

OPI Hello Kitty Spoken From the Heart Nail Polish

Bright pinks for summer isn’t just about lips. You can rock it all over! A bright pink dress. Hot pink lips. Or even shocking pink nails. It’s your world, girl. Pink it up! This week, I decided to shake the yellow on my nails and switch it to pink. A Hello Kitty pink to be exact. Because I just love Hello Kitty! That’s why the limited edition OPI Spoken From the Heart nail polish from the spring Hello Kitty collection is such a perfect Pink Wednesday pick. It’s vibrant. It’s bold. It’s everything you could ever want in a summer pink polish.
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Glowing Glam in Red

Glowing Glam in Red Makeup Look

I’ll probably always be a hardcore lipstick junkie but lately I’ve been super obsessed with highlighters and all things glow. A poppin’ highlight and a soft, dewy complexion is my go to look this summer. I’ve already shown you my summer glow essentials that I love whipping out to make me glow to the moon and back. However, it struck me that it would also be a good idea to share with you how I put it all together too.

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Stay Beat in the Heat with these Summer Foundations

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup, NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer

Loving makeup or having to rock a polished face to work on a regular basis can be fun at times. You get to flex your creativity by adding a little color to your day or take on the world feeling a powerfully beautiful new version of yourself. The downside, is that rocking makeup isn’t always sunshine and roses. Especially in the summer. You go from worrying about moisturizing and masking enough in the winter to stressing over how to keep your face flawless in 90º weather. I know the struggle, girl. Even as a dry gal, I can’t always keep my beat fresh and flawless in the summer heat without feeling like my foundation is melting or caking up something terrible. Over the years, though, I’ve learned that switching up your foundation (and skincare which we’ll discuss that later) helps a great deal to keep your makeup looking fresh and sweat free from sun up to sun down. So I’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose your perfect summer foundation that’ll help you stay flawless all season.
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Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Swatches

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette

When Becca and Jaclyn Hill announced that they were releasing an entire collection based around her famous limited edition Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector they practically broke the internet. Everyone went nuts! I’m not gonna lie. I got a little excited myself because Champagne Glow is beautiful and Becca really knows how to whip up a perfect cheek palette. However, I kept telling myself that I didn’t need it because I’ve been buying a ton of highlighters lately and I already own the Champagne Glow Palette and Afterglow Palette from Becca’s holiday collection. But you know me. The more pictures and swatches I seen of the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette pushed me to want it more and more. It’s just looked so beautiful!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Bobbi Brown Hot Pink Lip Gloss

Don’t feel like you can pull off a bright summer pink lip? No biggie girl. That’s what gloss is for! I know everyone isn’t super comfortable slipping on a poppin’ pink lipstick so this Pink Wednesday’s feature is just for you. Bobbi Brown has a beautifully perky Hot Pink Lip Gloss to help you rock a bright pink lip this summer in a more subtle, laid-back way. Bobbi’s Hot Pink Lip Gloss is a cute strawberry pink that’s mostly sheer so it isn’t overpowering or super vibrant. Instead, Hot Pink gives lips just the right amount of color to show off a little flirty pink flush while still allowing your natural lip color to peek through a bit.

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Glimmer & Gleam All Day with my Summer Glow Essentials!

Summer Glow Essentials

I love to glow all year round but in the summer I live for kicking it up a notch. I’m talking radiant, dewy skin with a seriously intense highlight that shines so bright it could help land planes. That’s the kind of glow I live for! I’m sure everyone doesn’t love to glow as much as I do but I think we all love to glow just a little bit more when summer rolls around so I’ve picked out my top 5 summer glow essentials to give you a shimmering helping hand. From a subtle, natural glow to bronze goddess, these summer glow essentials will help you glimmer and gleam all day and night!
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5 Bold Pink Lipsticks for Summer

5 Bold Pinks for Summer: ColourPop Poppin' Matte X Lippie Stix, Chanel Extatique Rouge Allure Lipstick, Too Faced Mean Girls La Creme Lipstick, NYX Razzle Butter Lipstick, Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Revolution Lipstick

Nothing says summertime like bold pink lips! The second it starts to get warm, I reach for something fun, flirty and bright to pop on my lips and amp up my summer mood. A good bold pink lipstick is a summer must have because it instantly brightens the face with a little color and adds a girly touch of glam. Summer is all about natural looking, glowing skin and nothing pairs better with a natural luminous beat like a good bold pink lipstick to give it that extra oomph with juicy lips that look like they’ve just been kissed. Picking the perfect bold pink lipstick can be a bit tricky though so I’ve rounded up my top 5 picks to make life a little easier for you.
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Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Serum Review

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Serum

Now that I’m getting older, I like to go the extra mile with my skincare routine to ensure my skin looks clear, radiant and healthy for as long as possible. Instead of just relying on cleanser and moisturizer I like to use more potent products like serum and eye cream to give my skin an extra boost to stay plump and youthful. After finishing my Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Serum, I was hooked on serums and itching to try another good one. I received the Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Serum as gratis a while back and decided to pull it out and see how it compares to my precious Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Serum.

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