Gorgeous Cosmetics Base Perfect Foundation- Review

Foundation is an integral part of a makeup routine. Up until 2 years ago, I never wore it. I really never wore makeup at all, except for mascara and eyeliner. The futher I get into my makeup journey, I discover bits and pieces that I was missing all of this time. Foundation is one of them, and I am constantly trying new ones. Powder, liquid, mineral, you name it. I have a few favorites, and this one has become one of them!

From the website:

Oil free and long lasting, this silky foundation delivers flawless results for a perfect complexion. The smooth, oil free emulsion blends effortlessly onto the skin. Special light diffusing pigments amplify the light, giving skin the appearance of a healthy luminosity. Contains Vitamins A and E to soothe and condition the skin. Medium to full coverage, suitable for all skin types.foundationThis foundation is fantastic!  The coverage  is awesome, it has a fresh clean scent to it. It is VERY highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It isn’t heavy though, which I really like.found3 I would consider this a more full coverage foundation, for sure. I say this because when I used it the first time, I had a couple of pimples on my chin, and it covered them completely, without any extra added concealer. I took a photo, I was so impressed!foundIf you look closely on the photo, you can see the pimples, but they are totally concealed by the foundation! It is just awesome!

I use this foundation with the primer that I was also sent to try. I really think the combination is a huge win! I will be reviewing the primer in a separate post.

The foundation is a bit pricey, at $45, BUT it only takes 2 small pumps to cover your whole face, and the coverage is hard to beat. I think it is worth every penny for the great results you get from it!

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http://gorgeouscosmetics.com/

 

*This was sent to me for review. My opinions are my own.*

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Wink Natural Cosmetics- Press Release

Let Wink—Inc’s “Cool College Start-up”—Take Your Lashes and Brows to the Next Level!

Founded in August 2013, Wink Natural Cosmetics is one of the very few cosmetics start-up out of MIT. Named one of Inc Magazine’s “Coolest College Startups of 2014”, Wink is dedicated to solving women’s toughest beauty problems with real science and natural ingredients. Wink’s first product, released in July 2013, is a natural eyelash and eyebrow growth enhancer. The second product–a 2-in-1 brightening and anti-aging eye cream made with gold peptides–is currently in testing, and scheduled for release in Fall 2014.wnc001.01com-wink-natural-cosmetics-newbottlesquarebrighterer

Megan, the founder, was sick of spending hundreds (ok, maybe thousands) of dollars and countless hours at the salon on lash extensions. Not only were they sinking money and time, but they were making her real lashes permanently shorter! So Megan began trying lash growth serums to combat the issue, but ran into two issues: the lash serums that worked came with scary side effects (like turning blue eyes brown) and the serums without side effects didn’t work. So she sought out to make her own product that was both safe for use and effective. That’s when Wink was born.wnc001.02com-wink-natural-cosmetics-onlybottle

Wink works with your natural lash and brow growth cycle to stimulate growth in dormant follicles, while strengthening the lashes and brows you already have. In testing trials, Wink was shown to increase eyelash fullness by up to 20% (that’s 60 lashes!) in 100% of participants. Additionally, eyelashes increased by up to 20% in length, due to Wink’s conditioning effects. Wink was also shown to regrow eyebrows in patches where brows had previously stopped growing, due to over-plucking.Wink is hypoallergenic, minimally processed and free of: parabens, prostaglandins, hormones, phthalates, sulfates, GMOs, synthetic fragrances and synthetic dyes.

Wink was featured in the December 2013 edition of Glossybox (where it received RAVE reviews) and in GlossyMag December 2013. Wink also received recognition in the “Beauty and a Beat” section of Livid Magazine, December 2013. Wink has been featured in the Indianapolis Star, Miami Herald, San Francisco Gate, and the MIT Alumni Assocation’s “A Slice of MIT”. Wink also exhibited at the ProBeauty Association’s International Spa and Salon Expo this January in Long Beach, CA.

 

*Courtesy of Beautypress.com*

Monthly Sub Monday- Allure Sample Society

I have been hearing tons of good things about the Allure Sample Society box, so I decided to try it this month.

Offered for $15 a month, it features Deluxe samples of cosmetics, fragrance, skincare or haircare. It also includes a $10 code for the store, http://www.beautybar.com/.

Let’s check out what I got in my first box!

First of all, check out the packaging. I love it! Bold, bright, eye-catching.

allure2The content weren’t half bad either!

allure3I received a mini Ciate nail laquer in the shade “Cha Cha Cha.”

photo 5 (69)I‘m not big on orange polishes, so this will probably go to my daughters. They will love this!

Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Moussephoto 4 (82)

I am not sure what to think about this one. In the guide included in the box, it says to use this mousse on dry hair. So I put it on my hair, and it literally did nothing. I don’t know if this is a dud product or user error, but I am not sure about this one.

 

Too Faced Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in “Melted Peony”melted melted2I am going to admit, I heard through the grapevine that this was being included in the box, so I had to join. I had been hesitant to try this lipcolor because they only come in a few shades, and none of them looked like they would flatter me. I was wrong. This one is GORGEOUS and I love it. I will definitely purchase this when my sample runs out.

Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment-

allure4I use so many different skin care products, and I was just kinda “meh” on this one. I am going to give it a try though. I am worried about my skin breaking out again, so crossing my fingers that I don’t make a mistake with this one!

Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara in Black Ice-allureThis is the cutest little mascara sample, and a great mascara! I have SO many mascaras and this one is definitely a keeper. Lashes are long, thick and clumping is minimal. I can definitely see myself adding this to my arsenal.

All in all, this is a decent deal for $15. I am anxious to see what they are offering next month.  I’m super excited to use the Melted Lipstick and the Jane Iredale mascara though!

 

What do you think? Do you like what was in the box? Do you think it is worth $15? Sound off in the comments below.

 

* This was purchased by me, for my own use. My opinions are my own.*

 

 

 

“Happy Hands” UV Hand Protection-Press Release

Happy Hands- Turn Back The Hands of  Time!haha01.01com-happy-hands-tropical-nails
Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Glove, has landed in the US’s hotspot: Austin, TX. Yesss’ir. Now ladies hands everywhere can get a pair of UPF coated Happy Hand nail gloves that protect your skin from harmful UV rays while getting pretty shellac/gel manis around town & beyond.haha01.02com-happy-hands-hands-in-gloves-at-bp-event
  • WHO: Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Glove, has a protective 40+ UPF coating that blocks 98% of UV rays. They surpass US testing regulations, FTC guidelines & adhere to ASTM International Standards.
  • WHAT: Come on its 2014 & it’s time for ladies to be informed of the harmful effects of skin being exposed to UV rays. UV rays (both artificial & natural) harm skin over time causing skin damage & premature aging. These UV rays that are present in nail sun lamps make your hands un-happy overtime. Next time you are getting a gel, acrylic or shellac manicure, slip on a pair of Happy Hands UV nail gloves & keep your hands happy.
  • WHEN: On July 30th, at the NY Sunset Sail Beauty Press launch, Happy Hands will available at nail salons, spas and retailers only. *Available for a limited time at. www.shophappyproducts.com.
  • WHY: Stay informed, be protected: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/sunanduvexposure/skincancerpreventionandearlydetection/skin-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-u-v-protection
  • WHERE: Ask your local nail salon, spa or retailer for a pair of Happy Hands because your skin deserves to be happy now! Protect your skin, you’re hands are worth it.

What do you think of these? I think they’re a great idea, and I am anxious to see if anyone around my area starts carrying them!

 

Info and photos courtesy of Beautypress.com

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