Month: April 2016

Vitamin C Serum

Are you using a Vitamin C serum?  If not, you might want to give it a try. The use of Vitamin C serum has been shown to reduce fine wrinkles, brighten and even out your skin tone and repair sun damage. It’s a bunch of good stuff in a bottle! I use it after cleaning my face in the morning. The brand I use is Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum.  The handy dropper makes it easy to apply a drop to my forehead, cheek & eye area, upper lip, and those ever deepening lines on either side...

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Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette

Like most women, I love the Naked product line from Urban Decay. The neutral shadow palettes are go-to classics for many, including me. I decided to branch out from the eye shadows and try the Flushed offering, a combo of contouring, highlighter and blush.     It’s comes in three colors, Naked, Streak and Strip. (had the product development team just come back from a wild weekend in Vegas when they named this line?) I chose the Naked. The benefit of this product is the convenience of having your bronzer, highlighter and blush in one handy location. I find...

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They’re Real Mascara Review

I’m a Birch Box subscriber, and received a sample of They’re Real mascara in one of my monthly boxes. I’ve used it several times and it was often my go-to mascara when I was in Italy. Even though I find myself loving the results, there’re pros and cons to this formula. Most importantly, it truly does give your lashes a dramatic lengthening appearance. Here’s how it looks with just one coat. I’ve only done one eye, and have no other makeup on other than the mascara. You can see the difference is dramatic and that’s one of the things...

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Kat Von D Lipstick

I first learned about Kat Von D from her TV show on tattooing.  Do you remember that? She’s come a long way since those days and I’m so impressed with the business she has built for herself. Her makeup line is a huge success and for good reason – every product I’ve tried of hers has been exceptional. When I was in Italy, I got on a bit of a lipstick obsession. I ended up shopping for, and buying, several premium brands. The ladies at my local Sephora got used to seeing me with a lipstick tester tube in...

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NARS Concealer Review

As the years add up, I find the area under my eyes begging for more and more attention. Although bags are a bigger problem for me than dark circles, I still decided to give the NARS Concealer a try. I haven’t used many NARS products, so this was a leap of faith for my under eye circles. As you would expect from a $29 product, the packaging and casing are impressive. The concealer comes in a standard tube style with a very well made applicator. The product itself is very creamy and smooth and goes on easily. I applied...

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