Gorgeous Cosmetics First Base Foundation Primer- Review

Face primer is something I have always been on the fence about. I have tried many different kinds, and they have worked well, but left my face feeling coated and heavy, because of the silicone in the formula. Gorgeous Cosmetics primer is totally different. Let’s check it out!primer

From the website:

Gorgeous skin starts with a perfect base. Create the perfect canvas for foundation application. This creamy, soothing liquid is enriched with Aloe Vera to calm and protect the skin before foundation application.  Applied after moisturising and before foundation, it helps foundation to last longer and look fresh for hours. An essential for truly gorgeous skin. 

Technique Tips

Primer is where it all begins. Squeeze a small pump of product onto your hands and apply over face like a moisturiser. Alternatively, First Base Foundation Primer can be applied with a Foundation brush, for a smooth, clean application. Follow with your choice of foundation or powder, and a swish of bronzer and blush and your makeup will last all day.

Like I said above, this primer is very different from any other I have used before. It is more like a lotion. It is light, soaks in very quickly, and has a very light scent. It has a scent similar to baby lotion.primer2

I like that it is not heavy on your skin, at all! It manages to keep your foundation locked tight onto your face, without making your skin feel coated and suffocated. I also like that even in the hot humid weather I have here, my foundation doesn’t melt off of my face when I use it.

So, if you are looking for a primer that is lightweight, lasts all day and is free of silicone, this would be a great choice!

Want to purchase? Follow this link: http://gorgeouscosmetics.com/store/product.php?productid=18108


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*This product was provided to me, free of charge in exchange for review. My opinion is my own.*

Monthly Sub Monday- Sirref Box.

I love monthly sub boxes, (in case you didn’t know.) This one is a little bit different. It is done by a Mom like me, out of her home. She hand-makes all of the soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, and all the other goodies she includes in her boxes every month. She named the company after her son, Ferris. (Sirref is Ferris backwards.)

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

Rose Milk Bath-

“Get the Skin you deserve. This will leave your skin soft and supple, hydrated and moisturized, and completely glowy. Put any desired amount into your bath water and enjoy. Recommend 2/3 cup.”photo 4 (99)
This stuff smells like a dream. Floral, sweet and feminine. I love taking hot baths and I am super excited to have this in my bath arsenal.

Sheave Bar-

“Time to shave right! Intoxicating mixture of butters, oils, and clay will leave your legs soft, moisturized and sexier than they have ever been. Glide this bar all over a wet, desired area to shave, allow it to lather up and then shave. No need to moisturize after, it’s taken care of, sinces it’s loaded with Shea Butter.”sheavebar
Look how pretty these little shave bars are! sheavebar2I love that she embossed them with a tree, similar to her emblem.They smell so good, and are so RICH, and full of oils. They are so enriched, that when you touch them. your fingers feel soft! I cannot wait to give these a whirl!

Lime Me Scrub Ya Solid Sugar Scrub-

“Lime me scrub ya is a solid sugar scrub bar. The scent is lime, and lime essential oil is great because it can cure infections, protect against their development, and also contains antiseptic properties. It also helps to fight and protect against viral infections which may cause the common cold, mumps, measles, pox and other similar diseases. It also serves as a restorative by restoring health to the skin. The smell of this oil also makes your mouth water, that’s just how good it is! Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin. And it is an antidepressant and anti-arthritic substance. It can reduce pain in the muscles and joints and is a very good antioxidant.”

limesoapI love how this soap smells! I will be the first admit I don’t like the flavor of limes, but the scent is a different story. It smells fresh, and reminds me of summer. The texture of the scrub is perfect, not too abrasive, yet does the job.

Morning Fix- 

“This organic face wash will leave your face with everything it needs to face the day. Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, your face will be glowing and healthy. Scoop out a dime sized piece, mix with water and make a paste. Wash face. Recommended for daily use.”photo 5 (83)
Look how cute this is! First of all, that little jar is precious, and whats inside? It looks good enough to eat!


scrubPacked with brown sugar, oatmeal, and essential oils, this is wonderful! I haven’t used it on my face, only on my body, only because my skin is kinda finicky, BUT it is SOOOOO yummy and exfoliating. The sweet almond oil is so luxurious, and your skin feels and smells so good!


If you are looking for some natural handmade bath products, and want to support a stay at home Mom, this is the box for you. She has a few different subscription options, ranging in price from $12 to $20, and they are worth every penny!

Interested in ordering? Check out her website!


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

InstaNatural Vitamin B3 Cream- Review

Skincare has become a huge part of my daily routine. Serums, moisturizers, under eye creams, primers, you name it. I had an opportunity to try a Vitamin B3 cream from InstaNatural, let’s see how it works!photo 5 (76)

InstaNatural Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) serum is well tolerated by all skin types!
• Can be used on normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin.
• Lightweight formula that gets absorbed quickly.
• Achieve a youthful appearance.
• Gain clear, smoother and brighter skin.

Niacinamide / Vitamin B3 Cream Moisturizer has many benefits:

1) Great for moisturizing the skin naturally
2) Has acne fighting ingredients
3) Skin lightening benefits
4) Firms & Plumps the skin
5) Helpful for Hyperpigmentation

This cream was really nice. It is in a pump type bottle so it is easy to control the amount you get. It has a lotion type consistency, so it didn’t feel heavy. It soaks right into your skin, and doesn’t have a greasy feel to it. Even in the Memphis humidity, my skin felt comfortable in it all day.

As for the other claims, I have noticed a decrease in my acne, and my scars left from previous blemishes have been healing much faster, since I have been using this product, in combination with my charcoal cleanser and konjac sponge.

I will definitely keep using this until it is gone, and who knows, if the good results keep up, it might be a new regular addition to my collection!


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.

Cassani Fogless Shower Mirror- Review

My husband ALWAYS shaves in the shower. I always worry that he is going to cut himself, because he doesn’t use a mirror. I was really excited when I got a chance to let him try this out. He’s not usually big on helping me review things, because that’s “girl’s stuff,” but he was more than willing to help me out on this one.


“Achieve A Flawless Shave Every Time   

Why Shave In The Shower?

Warm and Clean
Instead of letting your razor sit on the sink, keep your razor both clean and warm under the hot spray of the shower.
Plus, no more messy sinks = Bonus points with the ladies.

Razor Burn Be Gone!
It’s itchy, it stings and it leaves unsightly bumps that leave you feeling self-conscious. The steam from a nice hot shower softens hair and skin, while also opening up the pores for a closer shave, helping you say “Goodbye!” to razor burn

Continuous Hydration
It may not be seen as “manly” to worry about keeping your skin moist, but moist skin helps you get the most effective shave every time. Because really, who wants to look like they haven’t shaved in days after waking up early to have time for a clean shave?

Modern Facial Contour Design
Our improved design was voted on by thousands of customers. The new Fogless Mirror has added width and height to match the shape of your face and neckline, making the best use of space in any shower!”

We didn’t wind up using the mounting pieces, because we have a hanging shower caddy, and the mirror loops perfectly over one of the hooks.

Anyway, the most important thing, THIS MIRROR DOES NOT FOG UP!  It apparently has some sort of “nanotechnology” which prevents it from fogging up. Honestly, I don’t understand what that means, all I care about is you can steam the crap outta your bathroom and this thing doesn’t fog.

I will admit, I like it for myself too. I like to check my face when I wash it to make sure all of the residual eye makeup came off.

So, if you have a hubby who likes to shave in the shower, and need a mirror that doesn’t fog up, this one delivers.


“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.”

TAT2U Lip Creme Extreme Lip Color- Press Release


Forever Yours – Rich Rose with a frosty shimmer
Sweet Serendipity - Plum Rose Pink with a light bronze frost
Chocolate Truffle – Frosty Mahogany
Treat Me Sweetly - Bronze Pink with a cool undertone

Forever Yours, the shade included in the latest What’s New Box – from Beauty Press.

Lip Crème Extreme is a luscious lip gloss thatis rich in color with a layer of super shine, adding depth and dimension to your lips. It goes on like lip gloss but looks like lipstick, and its full of color with a velvety feel on the lips. These new shades join the existing Lip Crème Extreme line that include:

Sweet Thing - Peachy Pink with gold shimmer; Hollywood & Wineshimmery wine; Mucho Caliente – Spicy Orange; Hearts & Flowers –  Vibrant Red; Fabulosity - Shimmery Rose Pink; and LOL – Hot Pink. tat001.03com-tat2u-lipstick3

Lip Crème Extreme lip gloss is formulated with Cupuacu Seed Butter – from a Brazilianplant. The seed oil is both creamy and emollient. It promotes smoothness and softness, and boosts the recovery of moisture and elasticity. The formulation is highly beneficial for dry lips,promoting deep, long lasting hydration. Tat2U is unique and colorful line of makeup that allows you to express yourself for any look.

TAT2U Lip Créme Extreme MSRP: $14.00


Tat2U is an industry leader in the hot new trends of temporary body art and extreme color makeup. Tat2U Extreme Color is a line of edgy, vibrant makeup for the modern woman who wants to stand out in a crowd. Extremely pigmented and formulated with only the highest-quality ingredients, Tat2U Extreme Color is like nothing else on the market today.

Extreme Color gives you choices ranging from fabulous and fun neon colors to smoldering, sultry shades or shimmery, glittery glam. TAT2U Extreme Color has something for everyone who dares to be extreme and can take your look from fun to flirty with the stroke of a brush.

The Extreme Color line, with 17 categories and approximately 175 SKU’s, includes: blush, foundation, loose glitter, shimmer powders, mascara, brow powders, matte lipstick and lip gloss products, as well as 30 shades of eye shadow, some vivid and bright, some staple shades that most women use.tat001.01com-forever-yours-template

Also part of the Tat2u Extreme Color line is Color Play — bright neon shades of powder that can be worn in the hair as a temporary color, providing an extreme look for day or evening.

All Tat2U products, both temporary body art and Extreme Color makeup, come in brightly decorated packaging and are displayed in both point of purchase and tester units.

“The success of the Tat2U line of temporary body art made us realize that there was a much broader market for distinctive ways to make a personal statement,” says Tat2U Project Manager Kimberley Frey. “Extreme Color cosmetics are the next step, allowing modern women the flexibility to tailor their look – on a day-by-day, or even morning to evening basis – to changing situations, moods and environments. For the woman who considers her body a canvas, a place to experiment and express – and change her mind — Tat2U offers the broadest imaginable range of products and colors.”
Tat2U is a line of body art products designed for the professional makeup artist, yet can be used by anyone who wants a temporary tattoo for a special occasion or an evening on the town. Centered around the Tat2 U Ink Pens, a felt tip type pen formulated with cosmetic grade pigments for the face and body, line extensions includes Temp Tats Temporary Tattoo Transfers and other body art accessories including glitter, shimmer powder, adhesive and sealer.tat001.05com-tat2u-tat2lash-horizontal

“Temporary body art is the new accessory.” says Kimberley Frey. “From the runways and fashion magazine covers, it’s showing us that wearing temporary body art is like wearing makeup or jewelry and it has the virtue, unlike real tattoos, of being just as easy to remove.”tat001.06com-tat2u-blush_tiger-2-compacts

The Tat2 U line also includes Temp Tats tattoo transfers available in 70 designs ranging from fun to funky, sexy to scary. All are quick, easy to apply and designed to be colored in with Tat2 U Ink Pens or embellished with any of the 16 shades of Urock cosmetic grade glitter or Urave loose shimmer powder. Using the Uglue body adhesive, the shimmers and glitter will stay on the skin until you are ready to remove them using the 2 Take Off makeup remover wipes or soap and water.

What do you think of these fun, bright colors? Comment below!
*Content Courtesy of Beautypress.com*

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