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Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review


Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review

Product: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

To be honest, I only recently heard about Hourglass cosmetics within the last year or so. I was curious about the brand so when I got the opportunity to receive a few of their products for review consideration I was really excited. I was sent the Immaculate liquid powder mattifying oil free foundation (try saying that name three times fast). As the name suggests, this foundation is designed to work as a mattifying foundation with a “liquid to powder” finish (wish I knew about this product during the summer!!). It comes in a slender tube container with a pump applicator top (yass!! three snaps for a pump!!). I was given the two darkest shades which are “sable” and “chestnut.” Immediately I could tell sable was too light and chestnut just BARELY fit my complexion (I added a little bronzer to the outter edge of my face to help it blend).


DIY Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe

tumblr_n9whygNvlr1rllxpdo1_500It feels like everyone has been talking pumpkin this, pumpkin that for weeks now and I for one couldn’t be more in to it. I think pumpkin season is one of the best times of the year and I love eating all the different pumpkin treats! But pumpkin isn’t just good in your latte, it also has great benefits for your skin! Pumpkins have antioxidants, vitamins, and zinc which makes it heavenly for skin! If you’re interested in adding pumpkin to your skincare routine, doing a face mask is a great start. There’s a good pumpkin enzyme mask from Peter Thomas Roth as well as one from June Jacobs but nothing beats making your own! Keep reading to see one of my favorite quick and easy DIY pumpkin face mask recipes (perfect for all those leftover Halloween pumpkins laying around).

What you’ll need:

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed, apply a thin layer evenly all over your face (avoiding your eye area) and leave on your face for about 15-20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse off the mask with warm water to unveil smoother, brighter, and firmer skin!

In addition to the awesome benefits in pumpkins, the honey locks in must needed moisture and prevents breakouts with it’s antibacterial magic. Along with this, the egg yolk tightens the skin while the apple cider/cranberry juice are perfect for oily skin!

Not into DIY? Here are a few pumpkin face masks you can purchase to get the skincare benefits of pumpkin:

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Pineapple Pumpkin Enzyme Skin Peel 
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, 3.8 oz
Andalou Naturals Glycolic Brightening Mask, Pumpkin
Clientele Elastology Pumpkin Regeneration BodySouffle, 6.9 oz

Let me know if you have any favorite face masks, DIY or not! Also, try this out and tell me how it goes! :) 



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Sephora Holiday Rouge VIB and VIB Sale 2015

Sephora VIB Sale 2015

This is not a drill –  The Holiday Shopping Sale at Sephora is BACK! Sephora is doing their VIB sale right in time for the holiday shopping season. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been holding items in your shopping baskets for months waiting on this sale lol! For those lucky enough to be a VIB rouge member you can start shopping the sale today in stores and online until 11/9 with the code ROUGE20. VIB members can start shopping the sale 11/13 with the code VIB20. Sephora rarely does sales and cosmetics in general hardly go on sale so now is really the best time to shop for holiday gifts as well as all the items you want for yourself but don’t want to break the bank on. Since I’m a VIB member my plan is to (more…)

4 Tips for Gorgeous Cheekbones

 There are all sorts of features that women want to stand out on their face or body. Some want people to be drawn to their eyes, while others are proud of their hair. Killer cheekbones are a must for some women, but they often have no idea how to get them. I love a pair of high and sharp cheekbones, just as long as it’s not because the girl is ridiculously thin! If you want to make your own cheeks stand out, I’ve got some great tips to highlight them. There are several solutions you can choose, from using blush all the way up to cosmetic surgery. (more…)

Proganix Quench Haircare Review


Recently, I was sent Proganix’s Quench line for consideration and at first, I was a little skeptical to try it. You can’t blame me though, I love my hair and I don’t want to ruin it with a bad hair day so I’m always nervous about trying new products! Amid all the nerves and excitement over trying a new product, I decided to give it a go and I’m actually happy I did! Keep reading to hear my experience and thoughts with this product!

Price: Quench Shampoo Moisturizing + Nourish and Quench Conditioner Moisturizing + Nourish are $9.99 each and the Quench Moisture Balm and Quench Leave-In Moisture + Nourish are $11.99 each.

Product Description: These products are designed to moisturize and nourish your hair. They are made with all organic ingredients, not tested on animals, and leaves your hair feeling silky smooth, shiny, and weightless. The price of each one is very reasonable for the amount of product you get and the quality of them, too.


5 Tips for More Alluring Eyes

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If I had to choose one thing that defines beauty, it’s the eyes. They’re the most intimate and intriguing part of our features, and there are lots of ways to make an impact. You can create dark, alluring eyes to give yourself a hint of mystery. Or you can go for the traditional feline look, with wide, beautiful eyes. There are so many options here, but one thing’s for sure. It’s the most important part of your makeup routine!
Don’t worry about the color of your eyes. No matter what color you are blessed with, you can make them work. Use that natural color and make it work for you! If they’re deep and blue, capture that, and maximize it! If they’re dark brown or green, use it to create a sultry look. It’s the eyes that really capture people’s attention. In this post, I’ll show you the best tricks for making the most of your eyes.

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How To Grow Long Lashes Naturally


I’m not going to lie, lately I’ve been getting more into wearing natural looking false lashes (I blame the Kardashians for making me covet whatever brand they wear). Between falsies, eyelash extensions, and really good mascara — there are millions of ways to fake long luscious lashes. But nothing beats having real long full lashes. No matter how great I get at applying false lashes, I’ll never be ok with letting my real lashes get in bad shape. Even if you weren’t born with long lashes naturally, there are things you can do to help your lashes grow to their fullest potential.


Why You Should Add Charcoal To Your Beauty Routine + Charcoal Products

Adding Charcoal To Your Beauty RoutineYes, that says charcoal! It may sound a little crazy, but charcoal is one of the new “it” ingredient in beauty. Charcoal absorbs oils and debris from pores on your face and body like it’s going out of style. Your skin will be screaming thank you the first time you try it out! Activated charcoal, carbon, has been used for years and years before it found its way into beauty products. Charcoal use to be used to treat alcohol poisoning because it attaches to toxins in the stomach and getting rid of them like it’s garbage day (please don’t try this at home though). With that being said, I’m going to share with you why charcoal is getting all this much deserved love and some great charcoal products you can try too!


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Francy Answers: A Beginners Guide to Contouring

Contouring and highlighting is still one of the makeup questions people ask me about the most (and probably will continue to be for a while.) Everybody is doing it, from the biggest celebrity to the girl next door. However, if you’re not familiar with contouring it can be difficult and sometimes go horribly wrong (no paint by numbers faces please). Contouring is super easy once you know the basics. Here are my tips for contouring and shaping your face perfectly:


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