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Luminess Air Air Supremacy Airbrush Makeup

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//sent for consideration// I recently had the very great pleasure of being able to  review  the  Luminess Air Airbrush Makeup System . A system which I very much like and enjoy. Now, Luminess is launching, Tuesday October 27th on QVC at 10:00 P.M. with host Shawn Killinger a new line of airbrush makeup. Named  Air Supremacy , the Starter Kit will premier once at a price of $49.00. (Retail Value is $175.00) Luminess kindly sent me a  Starter Kit  to try. This is what you will receive with your purchase: Air Primer Spray - On Airbrush Foundation in your chosen shade range. (My shades are in the Fair range.) Spray - On Airbrush Blush in Soft Rose.  Travel Makeup Sealant Pro - Air Blender Brush  Get Started Guide Leaflet Detailing Other Products in the Line The Starter Kit will be available in four shades.  What benefits can Luminess Air Supremacy  offer? Let's run some of them down. It is fast, easy and affords superior, blendable, breathable coverage. Yo

Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner | My Notes

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// I do bad things to my hair. I use bleach for highlights to make it blonde. I bathe it in chemical dyes that tone it different colours. I use a blow dryer almost every time I wash it, curling irons and a flat iron, from time to time. Add to all of that meanness my hair's natural texture which can be kindly be described as... insane and you get why I am forever on the hunt for rich, hydrating conditioners for my mane. Is  Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner  one of those conditioners? Let's have a look-see.  Formulated with a masterful blend of harmless conditioning ingredients and eighteen different silk amino acids as well as jojoba and argan oils and botanical keratin,  Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner  hydrates and conditions to result in soft, shiny hair that has body and bounce. Static and frizz are reduced, hair is easier to manage. This conditioner is safe for colour treated hair.  Devoid of artificial colour and f

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes

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I've been blowing a few clams at Bath & Body Works , lately. Okay... Maybe more than a few... What can I say. I'm going through a phase. I need to be indulged. One of my new B&BW scent obsessions is A Thousand Wishes. Described by Bath & Body Works as: A festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies and almond creme.  This fragrance is light, fresh, creamy-floral and effervescent. I've become so attached to it. I have learned that the most successful way to wear B&BW fragrances is to layer them. So, that is what I do.I start in my shower: The Shower Gel  gives a rich, cushioning lather but is not moisturizing. The  Ultra Shea Body Cream  is lightweight, yet super hydrating and the fragrance is long lasting. It sinks right in, isn't greasy or sticky and it makes my skin feel like velvet. I love this formula. The  Fine Fragrance Mist  is the perfect way to top my layering experience. I spray it on my skin and clothes, as the scent likes to

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eye Shadow Palette | Trafalgar

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//affiliate// My first Dior makeup item purchase is the absolutely gorgeous  Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eye Shadow Palette  in #876 Trafalgar. The compact is a deep, inky midnight blue with the iconic Dior logo on the top. It also comes with a velvety slip case. I didn't include a picture, the shots I had weren't successful. If you are looking for the perfect, ladylike, refined, Autumn eye palette for your eyes, I encourage you to consider this one. Five shades, from a delicate ivory white to a powerful burgundy combine to create looks that evoke falling leaves, round, polished apples and rich, red wine. The pans are pressed in the Dior signature plump quilted pattern with a middle medallion emblazoned with the brand's logo initials. The palette comes with small applicators also bearing the brand logo. Just looking at the palette, untouched was a treat and it took me a while to bring myself to mar that that perfect surface! I did mar it, tho. I had to!

Need More Space? Downsize That Bulky Packaging!

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//affiliate// I adore holiday makeup sets. They are wonderful values and the packaging draws me in, every time but after the initial shine wears off, that bulky, superfluous packaging can often start wearing on my nerves. Take the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Boxed Powder set, for example. Six of Benefit's six most popular powders in a big, cottage shaped tin palette that came out for Christmas, last year. I snapped it up because the price was irresistible for the amount of product being offered and the packaging was adorable. Almost a year later, I am over trying to find a place to stash it. I was rearranging my makeup, the other day and I was yet again, looking for a place for that thing and I realized that I had a medium sized  Z Palette  lying around. *lightbulb moment* Time to transfer my powders to a more compact, easier to store palette and let the cutsie, bulky packaging go. What else did I need? Well, something with which to coax the powders from their resting place.

Lather 10 Minute Brightening Mask with Glycolic Acid | My Notes and a Giveaway

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//sent for consideration// In the realm of skin care treatments are the gold standard for a healthy, glowing complexion. One of the best treatments is Glycolic Acid. This naturally occurring substance can exfoliate, fade hyperpigmentation, help to brighten and refine the skin, leaving it more even toned, incredibly soft, smooth and radiant. Regular use of Glycolic Acid will leave your skin looking and feeling more youthful and glowing. Lather 10 Minute Brightening Mask with Glycolic Acid  is a 7% AHA no joke treatment that will dig in and get your skin up to snuff. This thick, creamy mask smooths on, get's it's tingle on and lets you know that it is doing what you hired it to do. I don't have sensitive skin and I feel this. If you are sensitive, you will want to test before you dive in and keep this off of your neck! Use it a couple of times a week to see real results. Ingredients: water (aqua), glycolic acid, caprylic/capric triglycerides, niacinamide (vita

BFTE Bite Me Collection for Hallowe'en, 2015 | My Notes

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BFTE Fall/Hallowe'en Bite Me Collection  is a beauty! Comprised of four custom created matte and shimmer shades this limited edition lineup is not to be missed! Ready to take a look? Don't be afraid, I'm here. Take my hand, now and come this way. Children of the Night : Shhh... Listen... Can you hear it? The soft, beguiling laughter of little ones floating out of that dark corner? NO! Don't go over there! This shadow is frightening in it's ability to lure you in, like that laughter with it's top note of copper sparkles and the shimmering purple base but beware! There is a deep heart of darkness! Apply a bit of primer then pat this in place and get ready to feel like a kid, again. If you dare... Vlad the Impaler : Thought to be the father of all vampires, he must have commissioned this, the perfect polished wood to construct his daylight resting place. Richly padded and lined in the finest of silk, it could be nothing less, don't you think? Embrac

Airbrush Makeup is Easy and Fun with Luminess Air

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//sent for consideration// Luminess Air  is fast, fun and easy. No, really! I was skeptical, gentle reader. I thought for sure that airbrushing my makeup was going to be difficult, have a steep learning curve and I was going to end up frustrated, blotchy, covered in foundation in places no one should be covered in foundation and questioning my decision to accept this system for consideration. Happily, I was very wrong. Turns out that with a little reading and a bit of practice, airbrush makeup is very easy to do. Come along and I'll show you why. First of all, there isn't all that much to it, really. The entire system can fit in a small tote or box. There is the heart of the system, the compressor, a small unit just a bit bigger than the palm of your hand that makes the whole thing work. The compressor propels air through a hose to a stylus or air gun and pushes the makeup in a fine mist spray out onto your skin. Simple, no? On the side of the compressor is a stylus

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

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I have tried many eyebrow pencils over the years. Many. I have never tried an eyebrow pencil quite like this.