Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection – a review

Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection
Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection, $54.96

The Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection will be on QVC for one day only beginning on Oct. 14 and midnight ET. IT Cosmetics sent me the collection ahead of time to try out. The collection includes the Celebration Foundation Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation, CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush (New), Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara (New), No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner and a Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush. It also comes with an information book and samples of the No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer and the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream.

CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush
CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush

I’ll start with my favorite product, the CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush. This blush is both a blush and a highlighter giving your cheeks a nice flush combined with little highlighting particles. You only need a tiny amount and it lasts all day. If you are one of those people whose face “eats blush,” you’ll love it!

I have to preface this review by saying I love liquid eyeliners. The  No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner worked pretty good for me, but I still prefer a liquid liner of IT’s Tightliner. The color, black brown was more subdued than black and blended better. It was also easy to remove and didn’t bother my eyes.

Next we have the Celebration Foundation Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation is great for the person who hates foundation (me).  All you have to do is moisturize, conceal and then apply this powder with the enclosed brush or the Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush. This powder is different from the original Celebration Foundation in that it has illuminating particles to give your face an all-over glow. You can choose your regular color or go a little darker to get that just-back-from-a-vacation-in-the-sun-look! I also really love the Heavenly Luxe brush. It has tons of tiny fibers that deposit the color on for an airbrushed look.

The Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara has two different applicators in one wand. The wide brush deposits the mascara on your lashes and the little ball at the end is used to push lashes up.  It dried fast, stayed on, didn’t irritate my eyes and was easy to remove. I’m not a big fan of mascara in general, but I would wear this one when I have to wear mascara.

Here is the final result. I also used the IT Cosmetics Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer and the YBBB™ Your Brows But Better™ Brow Power Skinny Pencil.

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Verdict: This is a great set and worth it for the blush alone. It would also make a great gift for the holidays. The price of the set will not be released until it’s debut at midnight on Oct. 14. You should be able to get it right here for $54.96. Available in five shades.

New Sephora opening at Downtown Summerlin

The long awaited Downtown Summerlin shopping center is opening on Oct.9. Just one of the many new stores coming to the new center is Sephora.

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To celebrate the grand opening of Sephora Downtown Summerlin, the beauty retailer has s special gift for shoppers.  With your purchase of $25 or more guests will get this Sephora makeup bag designed by Malika Favre for free. You must be a Beauty Insider and present the printed email associated with your account. So if you aren’t already, head over to Sephora and sign up for an account. You’ll get special offers, rack up points that can be redeemed for deluxe samples and get a free gift (like this one from MUFE) on your birthday.

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Birthday Gift 2014 Make Up For Ever

Downtown Summerlin opens Thursday, Oct. 9 with a four-day block party celebration.

 

Yet another hgh booster

You may have seen my popular post on the hgh booster called SeroVital hgh. It gives you energy, helps you build muscle and lose weight and makes your skin appear more youthful. I gave it a try an really loved it. The only problem was the price tag – $100 a month. I found a similar product by Ageless Foundation called Ageless Foundation UltraMAX Gold Pack. It is a powder that you mix with water and drink once a day.  The company also has another product in caplet form called Ageless Foundation Laboratories, UltraMax Gold with AlphaNeuro Complex.

Ageless Foundation Laboratories, UltraMax Gold with AlphaNeuro Complex
Ageless Foundation Laboratories, UltraMax Gold with AlphaNeuro Complex

This product is a little less potent but it is also less expensive and easier to take. You don’t have to take it on an empty stomach and you can eat right away instead of having to wait two hours. I sometimes switch between this product and the Ageless Foundation Powder. You can find it for around $25 on Amazon.com.

Here is a shot of the product ingredients:

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Why you might want to smell like pie…

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Fall is officially here so its time to check out all the seasonal bath and body products. These “pie” scented perfume oils from Demeter are the perfect way to enjoy fall treats without wasting calories. New to the collection this year is Lemon Meringue, which is not traditionally a fall scent, but it is regularly devoured on holidays.

Lemon Meringue is my favorite of the three, it smells exactly like the sweet treat and suspiciously like one of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls (children of the 80’s take note). Apple Pie is sweet and comforting with a refreshing crisp apple top note. Pumpkin Pie is spicy and sweet and according to studies by  the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago increases the arousal level in men by 40 percent.

I like to buy fragrances but if I bought full size bottles of everything I own, I would have bursting cabinets full of expired perfume.  So, when I discover a new fragrance, I buy the rollerball. Demeter has a rollerball in almost every one of their 300 scents.

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Demeter Lemon Meringue Roll On Perfume Oil – new for 2014.

The perfume oil roll-ons are just $10 each. It is also available in a cologne spray, home fragrance, body lotion and shower gel (yum). Pick them up wherever Demeter products are sold or at Demeterfragrance.com.

 

 

Kiss and Tattoo Junkee Halloween goodies!

Pumpkin bread and candy corn are just a couple of things we get to indulge in around Halloween. But the holiday is also the time to get creative with your makeup and nails. Here are few Halloween products that you can use all month and with your costume on the big day.

Kiss and Broadway Nails have two types manicure products that are all decked out for Halloween. Kiss Nail dress are cute stickers that you simply apply and then file the edges off. There are four special edition designs priced at $2.99 each. Find them at Kmart, CVS and Walgreens stores. Broadway Nail’s imPRESS Press-On Manicures are great when you don’t have the time/don’t want to damage your nails with acrylic nails. They simply “press-on” and last about a week. Get your hands on the six limited edition Halloween designs for $7.99 at Kmart, CVS and Walgreens stores.

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Need some lashes to go with your costume? These cute Halloween lashes By Kiss are as cute in the package as they are on your eyelids. Available in kitty, witch, devil, angel, princess and fairy for just $3.99 each with adhesive included, available at Kmart stores.

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Fake tattoos are big at Halloween, for both costumes and for an activity at parties. Tattoo Junkee has an easy kit for making realistic looking tattoos and glitter tattoos. The kit comes with stencils, 3 body glitters, body glue and glitter application brush, $9.98 at Wal-Mart stores.

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Tattoo Junkee also has a lineup of other fun stuff glitter lip paint, glam stamps and matte finish realistic tattoo body paints available in black, brown and henna. All the products are available at Wal-Mart starting at $6.88.