Showing posts from January, 2013

Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty review and swatches

Tarte Journey to Natural Beauty will air at midnight on February 5, 2013 on QVC.

$59.94 plus shipping

Order now with these item numbers- A233577 for one shipment, A233664 for auto-delivery.


Rec:(1)Amazonian butter lipstick plummy rose (deep rose )0.1oz,(1)Amazonian clay 12hr full coverage foundation 1.7fl oz,:Fair, Light,Medium,Tan,Deep.(1)Lights,camera,flashes! statement mascara blk 0.31fl oz,(1)brow architecht brow shaper,liner.007oz,& definer .014oz, (1)Amazonian clay blush-fearless(warm pink)0.2oz,(1) airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush(1)bag.USA/Italy/Taiwan/Korea/China.


Amazonian Clay foundation- This is a nice, matte, foundation with medium to full coverage depending on the method of application. It is important to prep skin before using this foundation as it may emphasize any imperfections such as dryness or flakes. I would start with exfoliation and some great moisturizer, followed by a primer if you have any problems with this foundation caking …

The Product That Cleared My Acne and Saved My Skin

Before Pic
I had a hard time getting the acne to show up on camera, which was strange since it was so apparent to me in real life!

This was me several months ago during an acne trial for another skincare company. My whole face consisted of clogged pores, pimples and sore spots. I was a wreck and my self-confidence was hanging by a thread. Makeup only seemed to emphasize the spots. I was desperate for a product that worked!

Then I found NCN Skincare- I was saved!!!!

{All Trans Retinol 2%- $58 for 2.5oz

All-trans mean that the stable Retinol, which is a derivative of Vitamin A, actually converts to retinoic acid on the skin. This stable retinol is encapsulated in liposomes which makes it time-released and also makes it non-irritating; even at 2.0%. Cucumber and Comfrey extract have been added to further enhance its non-irritating properties. Is paraben and chemical-free, safe & effective for ALL skin types and has the highest concentration of OTC Retinol at the lowest price


10 Professional Nail Laquer

10 Professional Nail Laquer is available at CVS for $4.99 per bottle. For my friends and subscribers, I have them available for $2 each plus the cost of actual shipping.

Row One: 461 put a ring on it, 423 simply charmed, 457 twilight nights, 439 chocolate kiss, 405 lady in white Row Two: 429 orange you glad I said yes, 403 perfectly pink, 421 pink a boo, 415 I pinky promise, 401 perfectly clear

Row One: 459 showtime, 431 forget me not, 445 palm beach purple, 419 always & forever, 449 from paris with love Row Two: 435 hampton beach, 437 casablanca, 467 holiday in spain, 453 siren of the sea, 443 spellbound

Row One: 409 starlit, 417 prima ballerina, 441 spring awakening, 465 starstruck Row Two: 458 moonlight, 463 old hollywood, 469 the little black dress, 427 and the winner is

Stay Tuned for a giveaway......

The Daily Sample- Philosophy Time on Your Hands hand cream

This little sample packet has enough product for several uses, which is always a plus!

I always have dry hands, so any kind of hand cream is nice to keep around, especially a good one. This hand cream felt nice and hydrating instantly. It absorbed right into the skin and dried down to an almost powder feel. My nails are now shiny and my hands look smoother. The only thing that bothered me was the smell, though, it was not so horrible I wouldn't continue to use it. It is an herbal kind of medicinal smell to me.

This formula is meant to be used overnight to exfoliate and treat aged skin. An added bonus is that it also treats the cuticles!

I will include all the technical stuff now:

$18.50 3.3oz

our exfoliating hand cream is designed to help improve the look of dry, sun-damaged hands, while helping to smooth rough texture.features & benefits
absorbs easily, non-greasy helps brighten uneven skin tone timeless hands, cuticles and elbows
Ingredients: water (aqua), glycolic acid, th…

The Daily Sample- Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

I have a deluxe sample of this Under Eye Primer from Smashbox and finally tried it out under my makeup this morning.

First thoughts- Very hydrating, light-reflective, making my dark circles less apparent, and very comfortable. I let it dry for a couple minutes before putting on my foundation and it worked great. There was no peeling or flaking up under my makeup and my under eye area looks very smooth.

I wouldn't run out and buy it, to me it is no different than a very good eye cream, but it is a nice product nonetheless. I would recommend this to anyone who has problems with their under eye makeup caking or settling!

From Introducing the first primer dedicated to the delicate skin under eyes! We've taken our signature silky primer texture and infused it with 10 breakthrough benefits to address everyday eye woes. Plus, it keeps concealer looking fresh-never cakey or settled into fine lines-so eyes will always look well-rested.

10 under-eye benefits, 1 primer break…

Beauty community pet peeves

Is it just me, or do others feel this way? I hate it when youtubers and bloggers call Inglot and Nyx drugstore brands. The last I checked, they were not available at Walgreens, Cvs, or Rite Aid. Ulta is not a drugstore. I would prefer cost effective or specialty brand over "drugstore". What other brands would be in this category that get wrongly labeled?

The Daily Sample- Loreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo/Conditioner

The Loreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner claims to target the top five hair problems- dullness, weakness, roughness, split ends, and dehydration.

I only had one sample of the duo, so I can't comment about long-term effects. I can tell you that with one use, my hair does feel softer and smoother. The scent was a nice, light tropical fruit scent to my nose. The shampoo lathered well without leaving my hair feeling like straw after rinsing. The conditioner was a thicker cream texture like I like, and left my hair feeling silky when rinsed. I went to bed with my hair wet like I do every time I wash it, and woke up with smooth tresses and zero frizz.

Loreal seems to be dominating the drugstore market in the hair department in my eyes. I try them all! Loreal always feels the most luxurious and most effective as far as conditioning my hair. If I didn't have full sizes of the Loreal sulfate free formula in my shower, I would definitely consider buying these. I wil…

The Daily Sample- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Bonus Ojon review

From Sephora: ($48 for 1oz)

What it is: A high-potency vitamin C complex that prevents and corrects signs of aging while promoting brightness.

What it is formulated to do:
This amazing ten-percent vitamin C skin booster and anti aging treatment firms and smoothes, delivering more radiant skin. The weightless, fast-absorbing, oil-free formula penetrates to deep layers of the skin, offering instant and long-term hydration, nourishment, and antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors.

My Thoughts:

Smell- Has a great citrus/orange smell. Goes away quickly after application.

Texture- Smooth serum, not sticky.

Application- Absorbs right into the skin with no residue or dryness. Needs to be applied quickly.

I was sure this would cause irritation on my acne prone skin, but I woke up this morning to glowing skin. I used it again this morning under my makeup with no problem. It states, "This formula's calming properties are immensely beneficial to sensitive and irritation-prone sk…

The Daily Sample- Blissoma Solutions Refine Clay Mask

Do you have a drawer full of beauty samples that just keep piling up? I do! The Daily Sample will be my effort at using up these samples and providing my feedback for all of you. I challenge you to do the same thing! Send me your reviews and I will post them on the blog!!! ( Subject line- The Daily Sample)

Refine clay renewal treatment- intensive clarifying mask. (Blissoma sample)

From Amazon: Refine is a creamy clay formula to perfect, smooth, detoxify, and even skin tone. A favorite of Bust Magazine and beauty bloggers alike. No matter what your skin type our formula is just the addition to your weekly regimen. And our already-mixed formula means no fuss for you and always the right consistency. The mask base is Rhassoul clay, mined from lava clay beds in Morocco. Used by fine spas around the world it is high in Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Silica, and Sodium. It has a high rate of ion exchange which rids you of what you don't need, and infuses th…

February QVC Insider Info

A233728- Philosophy AD- A233987
philosophy's best universal skincare essentials

philosophy's best skin care essentials includes the best of philosophy skin care to help you achieve a more radiant complexion. Cleanse daily with purity made simple one-step facial cleanser,treat skin with when hope is not enough facial firming serum, featuring an improved peptide to help address the signs of againg, and peel weekly with the triple- acid brightening peel.Rec:(1)32 fl oz purity made simple facial cleanser,(1)4 fl oz when hope is not enough facial firming serum,(1) 24 ct microdelivery triple acid peel pads. USA

A233716- Milana by InStyler

From Milana by Instyler, the Rotating Hot Iron w/Ceramic Tourmaline rotating barrel and ceramic tourmaline plate. The Milana includes a rapid heat up, rotating hot iron w/a heat sheild that will straigten, flip, curl, & add volume & incredible shine to your hair. Recieve:(1) Milana by Instyler Rotating Hot Iron,(1)…