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Review – L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Hair System

8 Feb

I was so lucky to receive a Vox Box from Influenster and asked to review L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Hair System.  I received a full size shampoo, conditioner and hair mask in exchange for doing a review for them on the L’Oreal website.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from a drug store shampoo and conditioner.  However, L’oreal is behind a lot of high end brands too, so I was expecting a good product.

And it delivered.

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I’ve used this for a month now, and it’s as good now as it was the first time.  I had products start out good and then sort fail after a few uses.  This keeps on going.  It’s supposed to help preserve your hair color, according to L’Oreal.  And it does but also does so much more.

What I really like:

The scent.  It’ s a sweet feminine scent that lingers on my hair for a few days. I love that!!!

It lathers easily.

It rinses very clean.  My hair feels like it’s free of any residue.

It keeps my hair bright.

The conditioner is very moisturizing.  My hair is very shiny and smooth after each use.  It doesn’t cause build up, and it doesn’t make my hair greasy.

I have zero frizz when I use this.  ZERO

The mask is nice, but I don’t need it with this conditioner.  I’m not sure I need that much conditioning.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing!

Some people have reported this dried out their hair after a few uses. I didn’t have the same experience, but wanted to include it.

Would I buy this for myself?

Yes.  I’m actually curious what other products L’Oreal has in this line.

What an awesome first taste from Influenster!  Thanks!!!

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Review – Budget friendly L’Oreal Magic Nude foundation

19 Dec

Foundation. It now comes in so many forms.  BB, CC, tinted moisturizer, liquid, powder, mineral, now even clay!

They can cost you a couple dollars or $50.00.

L’Oreal’s Magic Nude will cost you around $12-18 USD.

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I think I paid around $12.00 for this drugstore foundation, and I’m having a really hard finding it online to link at the moment.  I’m seeing it at Walmart for $18.99, and it’s sold out everywhere else.

From L’Oreal:

Nude Magic is a light-weight daily use foundation that gives your skin that perfect nude glamorous finish with a magic, feathery texture. It leaves your skin even and perfectly radiant with zero imperfections. Available in 6 shades.

Nude Magic contains light oils for perfect coverage and a velvety touch. It boasts of an airy, lighter-than-water formula that spreads 2x more than regular foundations giving your skin room to breathe and yet giving it a flawless finish.

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Pictured above: Light Ivory

My thoughts:

I really like this drugstore foundation and I really hope that it doesn’t get discontinued.

This is really light weight and it dries to a powder like consistency.  I’ve used this in both summer and winter, and my skin gets super oily in the super and super dry in the winter.  I know, it has no idea what it wants to be.  Thus, sometimes I’ve been known to have a summer and winter foundation because of whacky skin.  L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder though, it works for all seasons for me.

It’s light weight, which makes is easily buildable.  You can even mix it with your favorite moisturizer to create your own tinted moisturizer.  Also, this has 18 SPF!  So much more than the usual 8 or something equally weak and weird.

The best part about this foundation is that it just sort of looks like your own skin.

I can’t really find anything negative to say about this.  It works that well for me.  Other than only having 6 shades, there is no real downside.

Would I repurchase this?  Absolutely!

Have you tried L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation?   Do you like it?

Thank you for reading!

~Anna

My favorite products of 2016!!!

16 Dec

Hello Lovelies!  Welcome to Friday and the weekend!!!  Also, 9 days until Christmas, excited?

I was debating whether to include items I discovered prior to 2016, but still use and love them OR only include new to me products of 2016.

I chose the new to me, because my list would otherwise be HUGE.

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After I made my selections and took the picture, I was happy to see a good mix of high end and drugstore products!

Poor Klorane didn’t make it into the group shot because I used it up!  And I don’t have a replacement because I have been trying to love the Simple wipes.

Also, I will list a couple of almosts and why they ultimately didn’t make the list.

Pond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Drugstore brand and this pot is HUGE.  It’s not even a pot, it’s a bucket of moisturizer.  My previous review is on the link.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour.  This is really new to me, and I haven’t even done a review yet, but I love this. I’ve been using it almost every day since I received it in my Sephora Play.

L’Oreal Magic Lumi.  I bought this a while ago, and forgot about it.  Two weeks ago I found it in my collection, and I decided I really like it.  Review coming soon.

Etude House Wonder Pore. Not quite drug store, not quite high end.  In a league of it’s own – the Korean cosmetic brand.  Here is my review.

Kat Von D Tattoo Eye Liner I just found this in my eye liner stash.  It’s amazing.  Possibly the best liquid liner I’ve ever used.

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. I’m so into this still.  Here is my review.

Etude House Tint My Brows Gel.  Awesome product. You get to dye your eye brows at home. Here is my review

Anastasia Brow Wiz  I’m a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills, and this is another awesome product from the line.  This is a recent purchase for me.

Klorane waterproof eye make-up remover.  This is the best eye make-up remover I have ever used.  Here is my review.

I hope you enjoyed my list! What are your favorites of the year?

Thanks for reading!!!

~Anna

Budget Friendly Make-Up Look For the Corporate Dwellers

1 Dec

I seldom do make-up look posts, but I sort of liked how this turned out.  I work in super corporate America, so I have to pretty tame with my look.

Here is what I used:

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I used a good mix of drugstore and higher end brands.

Beautyblender

E.L.F. setting spray.  You can read a prior review here.

NYX shadow pallette in Love in Rio.  I never did a full review of this, but mentioned it briefly in an Ipsy reveal.  If you guys want to see a full review, let me know 🙂

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation.  I haven’t reviewed this at all!  I can’t believe it.  I will post a full review soonish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eye brow duo

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Cargo blush

and the finished look:

I’m totally showing of my hair too, because I was kinda feeling it.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

~Anna

Itty Bitty Drug Store Haul

5 Jan

I recently bought two drug store items that have been on my list forever.

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Reviews coming soon!!!!

Sneak – I love the DreamLumi from Maybelline

~Anna

Review – L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™

3 Jul

I have been waiting to write this review because I’m having trouble having an opinion on this product.

  What is it?

L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™

Loreal Pore Finisher

*photo from http://www.lorealparisusa.com

It’s supposed to smooth your skin and make-up after you apply foundation.  Sort of like the Benefit POREfressional.

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It’s got a bit of a tint, but it disappears once you apply it on your skin.

Does it work?

Honestly, I don’t know.  It sort of works.  It doesn’t give you a complete poreless look, but it does help mattify your make-up.  It does help keep the shinies away.

It’s sort of pricey at just under $25.00

Because I feel that the effects are so minimal, I forget to use it all the time.  There are weeks when I don’t pick this up at all.

Would I repurchase?  I don’t know.  Honestly, I don’t really think I would miss it if I didn’t have it.

Have you tried  L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™?

Do you like it?

~Anna

May Empties Post! Products I’ve used up!

29 May

I didn’t have enough products for April to do a full post, so I waited an extra month to do this update.  Here are the products I’ve used up and quick thoughts about them.

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Shaving cream – a major staple.  It really does make for a better shave.  W both like Skintimate because it is inexpensive.  We blogged about it here.

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Another staple – eye brow pencil! Maybelline Define  A Brow pencil.  Easy to use and decent staying power.  To boost length of wear, top with Ben Nye Final Seal.  You’re welcome!

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I’ve already repurchased this.  L’oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara. Good stuff.

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I liked this, buy it is pricier from Elizabeth Mott.

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My current favorite cleanser right now, Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Wash.

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On to…dry shampoo!!!!

Like Suave, will purchase again.

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This was okay, I’m not sure I will repurchase again.

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Some samples I’ve used up.

I kind of liked this lotion, I actually really liked the scent. Sort of smelled like pancakes. HAHA But I guess if you’re not down with smelling like food, this isn’t your thing.

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Joan Voss – a pretty spring scent.   I am undecided about this.

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Not my favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil.

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I think I forgot to include this in my March Empties which had my huge Korean Stash.

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This smelled great, buy faded in 5 minutes on me.  Sorry Harvey Prince Cherrie Blossom! 😦

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Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – another staple in my collection.  I received a sample of a few formulas with my Naked 3.

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Have you lovelies used any of these?  What are your thoughts?

xoxo – A

New purchase! L’ORÉAL Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

20 Feb

I saw this on sale at my local grocery store and I wanted to try it.  It doesn’t hurt that Lea Michelle looks beautiful on the display!

L’ORÉAL  Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara!

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This boasts a “lash hugging technology”.  Can’t wait to try it!

~Anna

Review – L’ORÉAL Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream!

17 Feb

1.5 steps to easy perfect skin!

I bought the  L’ORÉAL  Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream in January.  I used it enough now to do a full review.  Here are my first impressions, in case you care and/or missed it :-).

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What is it?

From L’Oreal –

Meet the Magic all-in-one skin BB cream, with Beautifying Beads; encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion with antioxidants Vitamins C&E. This mullti-tasking skin beautifier delivers 4 beautifying actions in 1: hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects. Instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless, bare skin finish. Over time, more beautiful skin

How does it perform?

Hydrates? Sort of.

Corrects? YES

Evens and perfects?  YES

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As you can see, right out of the bottle it is very white.

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Here it is blended in, without and with flash.

As you can see, it blends it really easily and completely.  I am rather pale and I am using the Fair color.  It finishes sort of glowy.  It comes out more shimmery in pictures than it is in real life.

What will it cover?  

Pores

Redness, including blemishes.  I was actually surprised how well it covers and diffuses redness.

My personal thoughts –

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do.  I find myself reaching for it almost every day.

I don’t feel the need to use anything else in addition to this.  This makes m skin look pretty good and I don’t feel like I am wearing make up.

It diffuses and blurs any imperfections.  LOVE.

I will repurchase this because it’s  a great value and really delivers what it promises.

Some hints –

L’ORÉAL  Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream works better when used over a moisturizer especially if your skin is on the dry side like mine.

If you over apply, it will look cakey.  Really cakey.  Less is more.

It dries really quickly!  So once you have it on your skin, apply and distribute fast.

If you have drier skin near your eyes, be careful about bringing the cream too close.  It may not provide enough moisture.   I work around this by applying my eye cream liberally.

The drying may not be an issue once we are out of the arctic winter.  In which case, it will probably be amazing on my oily forehead 🙂

 

New purchase – L’oreal BB Cream

6 Jan

I had a $5.00 off coupon from Ulta for spending  some bucks on Ulta Christmas presents, so I got myself a BB cream from L’oreal.  It’s called Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and it was $10.99 before coupon.

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I haven’t used much of it yet, but preliminary observations this is very matte.  It may be better suited for summer use, at least for my skin.

Have you tried this?  Did you like it?

~Anna