8.04.2017

Himalayan Sea Salt Lamps - Add a Beautiful Touch!

So as you all probably know, Salt Lamps are all the rage this year with the whole Boho, Hippie decor theme and this beautiful Salt Lamp was sent to me courtesy of yoursaltlamps.com! I was super excited to receive it as I have never before owned a salt lamp, and have heard that there are many benefits to it.

Himalayan Salt lamps have been proven to

-Generate negative ions, which neutralize toxins that cloud the air we breathe which can improve allergies, and the soft light it provides give a nice ambiance to the room.

-Great for mood lighting and reading by!

I have really enjoying using this lamp, it was easy to assemble, just insert the base into the salt and plug it in and you are set! It arrived packaged carefully with no damage at all.

Overall, I love the ambiance and soft light that this lamp provides, not to mention that it adds a great vibe to your decor!

For more info on this Himalayan Salt Lamp you can visit their website below!
http://yoursaltlamps.com/

5.07.2016

Gourmet Body Treats Review

Carrot Face Balm $28.00
"This soft balm is high in Vitamins A, C, E and herbal antioxidants to hydrate and repair skin damage. Perfect for all skin types. 3 in 1 product can be used as night moisturizer, makeup remover, under powder foundation as a primer."

This balm is absolutely wonderful for very dry skin like mine! Especially if you are recovering from a sun burn or suffering from dry, peeling skin. I love that it quickly absorbs, is non-greasy or thick, and feels light on the skin. I appreciate the minimal ingredients and that it doesn't have any added scent.

It also works great for removing eye makeup without any stinging!

Sugar and Spice Scrub $20.00 (available in a set with a Leave-In Conditioner)
"Our delicious Sugar and Spice Scrub helps to exfoliate and refresh dull, dry skin, while refining and smoothing the top layer of skin. This product helps protect and nourishe the skin with natural amounts of Vitamins A, D and E"

I use this scrub on both my face any my body! I use it on my face for a grittier, deeper exfoliation, and on my body twice a week just to keep my skin smooth, soft, and glowing. It has a great scent - sweet yet spicy! 

Gourmet Lip Glosses Melon, and Vixen $11.00 (each)
Swatches top Melon, bottom Vixen
"Our Gourmet Lip Gloss doubles as an intense lip treatment. Keep your lips soft all day while wearing your favorite shade. Added CoQ10 hydrates and repairs the delicate skin around the lips. The Gourmet Lip Gloss is high shine, long lasting, and ultra moisturizing. Sheer to matte color lasts for hours while the added moisturizers keep your lips soft and supple all day, even after removing your makeup"

These lip glosses are wonderful! They provide sheer color with a glossy shine, and feel great on the lips, super moisturizing and slick feeling, not at all sticky or thick.

Both colors are on the sheer side, but Melon can be built up to medium pigmentation. Both last as long as any other lip gloss, but even once the color and shine are gone my lips are left feeling soft and moisturized. 

A little more about Gourmet Body Treats, every product is 100% vegan, never tested on animals, and has no negative environmental impact.

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3.15.2016

Conscious Cosmetics 3-in-1 Lip Mix & Eye Shadow Mica Stacker Review

3-in-1 Lip Mix & Eye Shadow Mica Stacker in Golden Goddess #1
Swatches
"Our 3-in-1 Lip Mix & Eye Shadow Mica Stackers provide you with the ingredients to create gorgeous lip colors and rich metallic dramatic eye shadows. 

The lip care mix is VEGAN and lip licking delicious, moisturizing, soothing, and protecting (SPF 4). The mix can be used on it’s own as a clear lip gloss, or can be mixed with the individual/combined micas, to create your own lip colors. 

If you desire a lot of color, add more mica, and if you wish to create a slightly sparking gloss, add less mica.  To use the micas as eyeshadows, you wet your brush or mix the mica with just a little water (one drop(!) in a teaspoon), to create completely non-toxic, super rich sparkling eye shadows! GREAT for Face & Body Painting."

These shades are super sparkly, and gorgeous! Above swatches are of the product used dry, but you can achieve an even bolder, metallic look by applying them with a damp brush. The included lip care mix is super moisturizing, and has a nice slightly minty scent. It's great to mix with the micas for a variety of looks! You can even mix a tiny amount of the gold shade to create a beautiful gloss with gold flecks.. super versatile set! I find these shadows last well on the lips as well as the eyes, and especially well when you use a primer underneath.

Overall, I would highly recommend giving these 3-in-1 Stackers a try! PS the lip care mix is Vegan.

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3.06.2016

Ellis Faas Review

Creamy Lips, Hot Lips, and Milky Lips $35.00 (each)
Creamy Lips in L105 (Hazelnut)
"A long-wear lipstick that provides pure colour, and a shiny finish that lasts overtime. Superior comfort both in application and on lips. Plumping actives improve hydration and smooth your lips. For classic definition: the texture of this highly pigmented, covering lipstick gives great definition to your lips, both as a fully covering shade, but also as a mere stain.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Candelilla Wax, Prune Seed Extract.

Apply Creamy Lips with the spongy applicator first by painting the lips with just a small amount of lipstick, then fully load the applicator to fill inside of the lips. Creamy Lips is also great for a more stained effect: just load a tiny bit of the lipstick onto the applicator, apply and blot for a matte stain.

A “Human Colour” and therefore suitable for each skin tone, age or style. No scent. No taste. No parabens. No animal testing."

Love the texture of Creamy Lips! As the name implies it's extremely creamy and applies to the lips smoothly and effortlessly. It lasts great as a stain or lipstick, and I really find the sponge applicator easy to use for precise application.

Hot Lips L401 (Bright Red)
"Hot Lips is Ellis' latest revolutionary texture for the lips. Because it's absolutely packed with pigment, you'll only need a tiny bit of the non-greasy Hot Lips to add vibrant colour. Hot Lips are extremely longwearing, without the risk of drying out your lips. A little goes a very long way!

All Ellis Lips products are suitable for every skin tone, age and style. Paraben-free. Non-sticky. No animal testing.

Hot Lips has a great texture, still very creamy though not quite as creamy as Creamy Lips though even longer wearing! I swatched this on my hand and the swatch lasted on my skin 24 hours, and yes it lasts just about as well on the lips! This has the same sponge tip applicator as Creamy Lips. The color is gorgeous! I am a big fan of reds and this one is a gorgeous flame red.

Milky Lips L207 (Nude Pink)
"A long-wear, fluid lipstick that provides highly-pigmented colour, and a glossy finish that lasts overtime. Superior comfort both in application and on the lips. Plumping actives improve hydration and smooth your lips. Especially loved by women who do not like to feel lipstick on their lips.

The light texture of this highly pigmented, covering lipstick gives great definition to your lips, both as a fully covering shade, but also as a mere stain.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Candelilla Wax, Prune Seed Extract.

Apply Milky Lips with the brush applicator first by painting the lips with just a small amount of lipstick, then fully load the applicator to fill inside of the lips. Milky Lips is also great for a more stained effect: just load a tiny bit of the lipstick onto the applicator, apply and blot for a matte stain.

A “Human Colour” and therefore suitable for each skin tone, age or style. No scent. No taste. No parabens. No animal testing."

Milky Lips is a lot lighter than Creamy or Hot lips, while neither of those feel heavy on the lips, Milky lips just feels even lighter! The consistency is thinner, but still has full pigment just as Creamy and Hot Lips have full pigment with only one swatch. As you will see in the below photo, Milky Lips has a gorgeous gloss finish to it without being sticky, it feels like lip balm on the lips! The applicator on Milky Lips is a brush applicator which is very easy to use, and soft on the lips.

Swatches top to bottom L105, L401, L207
Overall, I would highly recommend giving Ellis Faas Lip Products a try! I loved all of these texture and pigment wise.

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