Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer, a winning multi-tasker?

18 Dec

The same month that Ipsy gave me LeeAni Eco, Birchbox sent their own version of a 3 in 1 product in the form of Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer.

Both of these are sold as a multi-tasking/3 in 1 type of product.  However, these two could not be any more different.

Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer promises to be a moisturizer, eye cream, and primer in one.  This is a slight difference from the LeeAni  claim of being a  toner, serum, moisturizer.

Also different – the price.  Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer will cost you $120.00 USD.

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From Birchbox:

Birchbox Breakdown

When we first encountered the iPhone, we learned that a great all-in-one product could change our lives forever. Mèreadesso brings this principle to skincare with their simple one-step moisturizer, which also functions as a toner, primer, and eye cream. With benefits ranging from redness reduction to antiaging properties, this multitasker is tailor-made to streamline your routine, all while nourishing skin with a host of natural enzymes and antioxidants.

How it Works

This aloe-based gel contains 16 botanical extracts, 8 enzymes and minerals, and over 20 antioxidants chosen for their purity and effectiveness—adding up to one powerful product. A combination of caffeine and apple and cucumber extracts contributes to the all-in-one moisturizer’s refreshing cooling and tightening sensation.

How to Use

Morning and night, after cleansing, gently apply one pump of product to your face and neck. Apply a second pump if skin is extra dry, but remember, this serum is potent: A single bottle should last 2-3 months with daily use.

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My thoughts

Cool package, even for a sample.  The opening is so tiny, you are able to really control how much product is dispensed.

Okay, so let’s break down the claims-

1) Does it moisturize?  – YES.  Very very very well.  The formula is very creamy and although it’s not thick, it is very moisturizing.

2) Does it double as an eye cream? – Yes, because of its thick consistency it makes for a really pleasant eye cream.

3) Does it prime? – Meh.  Sorta.  Here’s the deal; if you are wearing a BB cream or are going without foundation of any sort, this will provide a nice finish.  However, if you are looking to be a Pow!  Hottie! with flawless primed skin, you will need another primer.  For me, this didn’t do as good of a job preparing my face for a foundation as my beloved Smashbox does.

HOWEVER, what it does slightly do is even out your skin tone when you are wearing it.  The cream itself is slightly green tinted, so it combats the redness in your skin.  Win!

Additionally, because it is so moisturizing, it can leave you sort of dewy looking  Which is great for me, I love that.  However, it doesn’t work super well under a liquid foundation.  Also, if you are on the more oily side, you may not like to do the dew.

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Would I purchase?

Would it surprise you if I told you I’m thinking of saving my Birchbox points for this?

I think this is a great product, even if the priming aspect is lacking.  I think it would be a great summer product if you do lots of outdoorsy things.  I am picturing it during beach and camping trips.

Have you tried Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer?

What did you think?

~Anna

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It’s time to announce the WINNERS for the AVON Giveaway! YAY!

18 Dec

yourfairygodmother:

We are so excited to announce that we won an amazing Avon goodie bag!!!!!!!!

Check out this lovely blog by Jen Baker!
PS, if you need Avon she’s your girl!

Originally posted on The Avon Insider:

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So glad I can finally announce the winners! Btw I’m sure why all my posts for today are saying the 18th when clearly it’s still the 17th and only 10:30pm Eastern where I’m at, anyways I didn’t want anyone think I’m not keeping track of the date. If anyone can let me know how to change that be a sweetie and leave me a comment. ;)

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Our first winner is: The World of Cos, if you know her already then you already know what a wonderful person she is and her blog is so much fun. Go check her out and follow, you won’t be disappointed! :) Congrats! I will be contacting you via your contact page shortly.

1st winner receives:

AVON’s Flor Violeta – A $50 Value

  • Flor Violeta – Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz – Retails: $28
  • Flor Violeta – Body Lotion 6.7fl oz – Retails: $10
  • Flor…

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Golden snowflakes (NOTD)

17 Dec

yourfairygodmother:

Just in time for the Holidays! How pretty are these nails!

Originally posted on ninafashionlife:

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Battle of the Leave-Ins – Matrix Edition

16 Dec

My hair stylist friend,  cares about my hair and supplies me with fun treatments to try.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been alternating between these two Matrix leave-in products.

 What I am using:

Total Results

Miracle Treat 12™ Lotion Spray

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From Matrix:

Miracle Treat 12 benefits for color-treated hair:

• Helps protect color-treated hair

• Detangles

• Helps seal the hair from damage

• Helps prevent breakage

• Maximizes natural body

• Smoothes the cuticle

• Deeply conditions

• Helps strengthen hair

• Instant silkiness

• Increases manageability

• Tames frizz

• Helps restore shine

- See more at: http://www.us-test.matrix.com/our-products/haircare/total-results/color-care/-miracle-treat-12-lotion-spray#sthash.2PGWTbrK.dpuf

My thoughts
I thought this was the most shine boosting leave-in I’ve used to date.
Tames frizz for a few days.
Lightweight.  It’s like air
I like the fragrance.  It made my hair smell nice for a full day.
I don’t think this is the best for detangling, so brush hair slowly to prevent breakage when it’s wet.
Doesn’t strip my color!
From the same line -

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Moisture Cure™ 2-Phase Treatment

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From Matrix:

2-Phase Sensation:

  • White Phase: Smoothness + Intense Shine
  • Blue Phase: Lasting Moisture + Softness

Revitalizes internal and external hair fiber. Lightweight formula with low pH helps seal cuticle. Incredible detangler and leave-in conditioner. Helps protect hair from environmental aggressors.

- See more at: http://www.matrix.com/our-products/haircare/total-results/moisture/moisture-cure-2-phase-treatment#sthash.R1YhXmGP.dpuf

My thoughts
I honestly don’t see much difference between these two products.
I do think this was is slightly better for detangling.
I love the fragrance.
The Miracle 12 is more a treatment than just a leave-in or detangler, so on that basis I like that product better.
You can buy these on Amazon, Ulta, and beauty salons, Walgreens.  These run about $16.00 for a full size 5.1 Fl Oz.
Will I repurchase?
Of course!
Have you tried the Matrix Total Results line?  Do you have a favorite leave-in conditioner?
~Anna

DIY Lip Scrub

15 Dec

yourfairygodmother:

DIY lipcare! For those crafty beauties!

Originally posted on The Creative Fashion:

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LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light time saver or not?

12 Dec
Multi-tasking is a huge trend right now. Our phones are doing it and beauty products are starting to do it too. We’ve seen this trend emerge with the introduction of BB and CC creams.  The next thing?  A multi-functional moisturizer.
 LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light was in my September Ipsy.
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From the manufacturer:

“LIGHTER version of 3 in 1 Revolution.  Great for normal to oily skin and during warmer weather. 

Toner, Serum, and Moisturizer in One. This Revolutionary Lotion will save your time during busy morning rush and moisturize your face all day long!   

Skin type: Oily skin

Properties of ingredients: Help tighten Skin, reduce breakouts, relieve dark circles under Eyes, moisturize, fight Aging, treat sun damages, and calm irritated skin.

Gluten-Free *  Natural  * Vegan”

Sounds great, right?

My thoughts

At first glance, I hate this packaging.  I think they were intending to look natural and simple.  In my opinion, I think it just looks budget.

And this stuff isn’t exactly priced at “budget”,  a 2 fl oz bottle will cost you $17.48.

But, you don’t judge a book by its cover!  On to the actual product.  Did I like it more than the packaging?

Well, not really.  The constancy is sort of weird;  it just globs on.  I don’t think it feels good during application, and I’m not wild about the scent.

I don’t think it moisturized very well and I think it caused a few blemishes.

We are in December, and I’m not even remotely finished with this sample.  That’s how little I like it, and how often I reach for other products.

Also, I think it sort of “pills” under foundations/BB creams and etc.

Would I buy this? 

No.  I think there are better 3 in 1 products on the market.

Have you tried  LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light?  Do you like it?

~Anna

 

 

DIY – Pressed Powder!

11 Dec

yourfairygodmother:

#TBT this post is very popular! I still use this recipe!

Originally posted on Your Fairy Godmother:

One of the reasons why I love pressed powder is the compacts.  I am a sucker for a collectible compact.  They are pretty and inexpensive to restock.  And now even cheaper.   Here is how to make your own pressed powder.  Pro Tip – this works so good for vintage compacts!

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**Official AVON Holiday Giveaway!** There will be 2 winners this time!

11 Dec

yourfairygodmother:

Another awesome giveaway! Enter and share!

Originally posted on The Avon Insider:

Official AVON Holiday Giveaway!  2 Lucky Winners will be chosen!

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You heard right there will be 2 winners for this giveaway! The first winner will receive AVON’s Flor Violeta set and the second winner will receive AVON’s Haiku Kyoto Flower set, both sets will come with the blossom petal body sponge that is shown in the pic above.

1st winner receives:

AVON’s Flor Violeta – A $50 Value

  • Flor Violeta – Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz – Retails: $28
  • Flor Violeta – Body Lotion 6.7fl oz – Retails: $10
  • Flor Violeta – Shower Gel 6.7fl oz – Retails: $10
  • AVON’s blossom petal body sponge – Retails: $2

2nd winner receives:

AVON’s Haiku – Kyoto Flower – A $45 Value

  • AVON’s Haiku – Kyoto Flower – Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz – Retails: $23
  • AVON’s Haiku – Kyoto Flower – Body Lotion 6.7fl oz – Retails: $10
  • AVON’s Haiku –…

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Softly Sometimes Holiday Giveaway!

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yourfairygodmother:

Check out this amazing giveaway!

Originally posted on Softly Sometimes:

(Well, it’s about time.)

So, this is the first ever giveaway on Softly Sometimes. I know I promised you guys this giveaway weeks before, but I had to wait for all of the ~elements~ to kind of come together. Not that I need to disclose it or anything, but everything has been purchased by myself. I wanted to show a range of my favorite products, so I hope you all like it. :)
Softly Sometimes Christmas Giveaway - Prizes

What I’m Giving Away:

— Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Gravité
— BITE Beauty Best Bite Remix
— Aromateria Solid Perfume in Ender
— Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amour (deluxe size)

Le Métier de Beauté makes some of my favorite makeup products, which is why I’ve amassed quite a few items despite the hefty price tag. Gravité is a limited edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (fancy word for eyeshadow quad) and it’s a…

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Review – You’re So FINE Liquid Eyeliner by Elizabeth Mott

10 Dec

You’re So FINE Liquid Eyeliner by Elizabeth Mott was in my October Ipsy Glam Bag.

I get a lot of eyeliners from Ipsy, so at first I wasn’t super thrilled to find another.  However, because this was a liquid liner, I was intrigued.

I used to rock the flick in High School like it was going out of style.  Back then, I loved my L’Oreal Liquid Liner.  We were buds.  In time, our live affair cooled and the cat eye flick became my lazy makeup day option.

You’re So FINE Liquid Eyeliner is on the more expensive side, you can pick it up online for $17.99.  This is not a drug store eyeliner, for sure.

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What is it?

This is a waterproof liquid eyeliner with some flecks of glitter.  Yes, glitter.

Let’s break this down -

Brush – Awesome.   Thin, flexible, precise

Formula – Awesome. Not too thick, not runny.  Allows you to get a nice swoosh/flick the first time.

Staying power – Awesome.  I do use an Urban Decay primer because my lids are oily.  This eyeliner stayed on all day.  No transfer to the top of my eyelid.

Is it waterproof?

I guess so…  I mean, I didn’t go swimming with this or anything.  However, my eyes tend to water sometimes. I had no issues with the eyeliner running.

What’s up with the glitter?

Yeah, I don’t know.  It’s there.  It’s not super glitter. I wore it to the office, and it was fine.  This isn’t some raver glitter eyeliner.  It just sort of makes the eyeliner look more charcoal than actual dark black.

Would I buy?

Maybe.  I think I like it better than Push Up Eyeliner from Benefit.  They are just so expensive!

Have you tried You’re So FINE Liquid Eyeliner?  What are your thoughts?

~Anna

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