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Hask Beauty Kalahari Melon Oil Colour Protection Hair Care Collection | My Notes and Photogrpahs

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//products sent for consideration// Coloured hair requires special care and  Hask Beauty Kalahari Melon Oil Hair Care Collection  helps my bottle blonde tresses to look and feel their very best. Hask harnesses the power of the African desert dwelling Kalahari Melon to protect and nourish stressed, colour treated hair. This fruit thrives by retaining moisture in even the harshest, driest conditions and the oil in these products counteract moisture loss and fading in colour treated hair, keeping it vibrant and healthy looking. I like to step into the shower and allow the light, fruity essence to please my senses while the rich, pampering ingredients gently cleanse, deeply condition and leave my hair cared for and smelling softly delicious. Kalahari Melon Oil Colour Protection Shampoo  is sulfate and paraben free. This creamy, pearly formula delivers a rich, cushioning lather that cleanses thoroughly, sweeping away even the most stubborn deep oil treatments and styling produc

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask | My Notes

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//product sent for consideration//affiliate link in use// I love a great face mask! Rich, creamy hydrating masks. Cooling, firming gel masks. Fun, effective peel off masks. Freak-me-out-when-I-catch-a-glimpse-of-myself-in-a-mirror sheet masks and of course, good old fashioned clay masks. If it can be of a benefit to my complexion, I am there. Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask  combines the finest skin care ingredients to deliver a one-two punch that deeply purifies and exfoliates to impart a fresh, bright, more even toned and firmer complexion. Some of the Active Ingredients and Benefits:  Kaolin Clay:  Clay minerals draw impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin. Plant Stem Cells: Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness. Spirulina:  A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrates the skins surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin. CoQ10:

Slow the Advance of Time with Valentia Clearlift Revitalizing Serum

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//product sent for consideration//affiliate link in use// Combining Wakame Bioferment (seaweed) Extract, Gotu Kola, Lactic Acid, Licorice and Argan Oil,  Valentia Clearlift Revitalizing Serum  can help to oxygenate, revitalize, firm and hydrate the skin while it improves cell turnover, fades the appearance of acne marks and hyperpigmentation to impart a brighter, fresher complexion. Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum  is a lightweight, silky serum that drops instantly into my skin.  I like to use this serum in concert with other serums in a "cocktail" morning and evening, combining the actives in this serum with others to amp up the anti aging and skin improving aspects of all of my skin care. I have been using this serum for a while now and I have to say, I like it! I am impressed with how well it slots into my skin care routine and is so affordable, too. Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), H

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection | My Notes and Swatches

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What's tan, cream and purple, packaged in an adorable tin and smells like peanut butter cups? Why, the  Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection , of course! This cute, limited edition compact tin palette is printed all over with peanuts and features a raised, smiling open faced peanut butter sandwich on the lid. When you open the magnetized lid, there is a mirror inside to help you create your perfect eye look. Nine pans of delicious, candy scented eye shadow are labeled with their names and each trio is labeled by look. Obviously, you can mix and match to your heart's content. Warm, neutrals are the main feature with a couple of purple grape jelly shades to add a pop of fun, wearable colour. There are three matte and six shimmer finises in this palette. Swatch time! I wasn't paying attention when I swatched and photographed. The three "look" categories run vertically, in this photo rather than horizontally, as in the palett

Cyto-luxe by Glo Therapeutics Face Cream | My Notes

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//product sent for consideration// From  Glo Professional  comes  Cyto-Luxe Face Cream . This rich, luxurious anti-aging cream promotes Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production to help counteract the effects of time. Infused with the ultimate combination of plant stem cell technology and a supportive cascade of actives designed to promote healthy skin cells and preserve a youthful radiance. Packaged in an elegant, heavy frosted glass jar with a sleek silver toned lid is a thick, rich, lightly rose scented cream that contains shea butter, coconut squalane, glycerin, natural beneficial oils and skin loving plant extracts that deeply hydrate and replenish my complexion. Evening, after cleansing, I like to lightly spritz my face with my  Cyto-Luxe Toning Mist , (yes, I am still obsessed with this stuff!) apply my fave serums and eye cream then smooth a little of my  Cyto-Luxe Face Cream  across my skin then gently press and tap it in while I enjoy the lovely, soft rose scen

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick | Chocolate Milkshake

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//affiliate links in use// Liquid lipstick is the current "It Girl" of the makeup world. To be honest, I haven't been all that enthusiastic. Most liquid lipsticks murder my very sensitive lips so I tend to avoid them. One exception is  Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick . Knowing that I like the  Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick  formula (I own two shades and love them) when Too Faced released their Chocolate lipsticks, I was intrigued. I like lipstick. I like chocolate. Problem is, I'm not wild about brown or tan/nude lip colours on me. I saw swatches of this newer line and one shade,  Chocolate Milkshake  seemed to be a rosy/nude that could actually work for me, so I ordered it. Too Faced Liquefied Lipsticks usually match their tube colour and as you can see, as it squeezes out through the applicator, it appears more rosy than tan/nude. However, once I got it on my lips, this lipstick looked very different than I expected. Most def

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette | My Notes and Swatches

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//affiliate links in use// From Burberry recently emerged the exquisite  Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette . Part of Burberry's Spring/Summer 2016 runway look, Velvet and Lace, this exquisite highlighter had to become a part of my makeup collection the moment I saw it.  The outer packaging for this special edition piece is really lovely. A heavy linen embossed cardstock box is surrounded by a clear plastic sleeve upon which is printed a white lace pattern. Slide off the delicately pretty over sleeve and open the box. Inside is the compact, snug in it's signature plaid embossed synthetic velvet slip case. In a pocket on the front lives a small, somewhat functional logo embossed makeup brush living tucked in it's pocket and stored, with the special edition box in a drawer. A highly reflective, gunmetal grey finish compact is printed with the Burberry logo plaid. The compact is weighty, silken smooth and feels beautiful in the hand. There is a strong

Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Shadow Palette | My Notes and Swatches

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Whether you are a makeup minimalist who is looking for that one perfect matte eye shadow palette that will deliver beautiful results, day after day or you are an avid collector of anything eye shadow or someone in between, there is a matte eye shadow palette that everyone who wears makeup needs to have in their get gorgeous arsenal.

StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles | My Notes

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//product sent for consideration//affiliate links in use// If a fresher, smoother, brighter eye area is one of your skin care goals, I have an eye cream that I think you might like to try. StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles  Combines NIA114 ™  technology with next generation ocular skin technology and optical brighteners as well as deep hydration to visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in in the eye area. The appearance of puffiness and dark shadows are diminished and the signs of screen fatigue are alleviated. Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bisabolol, Myristyl Myristate, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Squalane, Caffeine, Arachidyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, P

PurErb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner

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//sent for consideration// Are you looking for a gorgeous little last minute Mother's Day gift for someone very special? From  PurErb Skin Care  comes a product I am delighted to share with you.  PurErb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner  is a beautiful formula containing precious Bulgarian Rose Oil, Edelweiss Stem Cells, Cat's Ear and Knotweed extract to indulge the senses, soothe, tone and gently refresh the skin. This toner is suitable for most skin types and all ages. If you are very scent sensitive or dislike fragrance in your skin care, this will not be your cup of tea. I love to mist  PurErb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner  from hairline to bust line. Indulgent rose and soft sandalwood tickle my fancy while over twenty botanical oils and essences soothe, lightly hydrate, pamper and care for my complexion or set my makeup. PurErb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner  is available in a 6 oz. bottle for $32.00 and a 2 oz. travel size (shown) for $12.00. Pur Erb is cruelty f

LATHER Your Mother's Day

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Are you on the hunt for a lovely, affordable, last minute Mother's Day gift that is sure to please?