Sunday, March 16, 2014

Current favorite winter moisturizer!


So for this post, I wanted to let you guys know about an amazing night time moisturizer/night cream. I know it says night time but, I use it during the day as well, especially for this horribly cold winter.

Before this, I was using a Christian Dior moisturizer that did not do the job right and after apply, I would still feel like my skin is thirsty. For the summer time, the Dior one should be fine, but I needed something thicker for the winter. I went online to look up some reviews before i headed to Ulta. I am always on the look out to try and test new products and I came across this little gem. 

The reviews were really good but, you can't always depend on those. Everyone's skin is different and just because you have the same skin type as someone else, it does not necessarily mean that it will workout the same way for you as the product did for the other person. 

The moisturizer smells so fresh, clean, and just heavenly! It has not synthetic or weird scents, it just smells very "natural" I guess. The consistency is pretty thick but, it blends out like a dream on to the skin. I am so happy to say that my skin did not feel thirsty after slapping on this bad boy! I am so happy with it and it did not break me out (I don't have acne prone or sensitive skin, so that might also help), it did not make me itch, get red, or anything weird like that. It is very moisturizing and has kept my face happy this winter. I love that it also has Vitamin E which is great for the skin! Vitamin E is an antioxidant, it helps to repair and protect the skin as well as help with premature aging! What's not to love about that? I love this moisturizer and will definitely buy it again as soon as I run out. What is your favorite winter moisturizer? Let me know! Until next time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation Review

Hello Ladies! 

I'm so excited to post this review because this is truly one of the best foundations I have probably ever tried. And believe me, I have tried a TON! I tried everything from drugstore(Revlon colorstay, Maybelline fit me, dream smooth mouse, Rimmel stay matte, a bunch of Neutrogena ones, L'Oreal, PP, and you get the idea) all the way to high end (MAC, UD, NARS, Chanel, Mally, Benefit, Dior, MUFE, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier, and you get the point again). For someone who has tried a lot more foundations than the average person I would say, I think I am confidently able to say that THIS foundation blows everything I have tried out of the water, hands down. First off, the packaging is simple yet very sleek and luxurious looking. It is 1 fluid oz/30ml. The gold is YSL's signature color used on almost all of their products, it looks beautiful.

 And yes it has a pump! This makes for a cleaner application. You have to be careful though, even if you press lightly, it can pump out more product than you would like. This is probably the only downside.
 It comes out in a very creamy/liquid consistency, yet if i move my hand around it will not move all around like for example the liquid powder foundation by L'oreal. It almost feels gel-like.
 As you can see it is extremely pigmented and that little pump is enough for your face, probably a bit too much even. This is when I tried to use a light hand and all of that came out. This is definitely a very full coverage foundation.
 As you can see, it blends out so smoothly and beautifully. It has a dewy finish, but if you prefer matte, a little powder on top can easily take care of that.
This foundation will stay on as long as you leave it on. Many foundations, high end or drug-store, can fade by the end of the day or after 5-8 hours. Not this bad boy. This will stay on and look good as if you had just applied it. Your blush will also not disappear when applied over this foundation. All in all, I think it is a gorgeous foundation and truly a great investment. It is different from what is out there, and I really saw a difference in how it looks, how it wears throughout the day, and how long it lasts. It is $57.00 and the color I have is BR40. For comparison, I use NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab.
Let me know what you guys think if you have this foundation!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Long time no see and Benefit Stay Don't Stray eye primer review!

Hi guys! It has been a while! So much has changed with me, and I have so many awesome products to share with you. I have a whole new skin care routine, foundation routine, lots and lots of new products and reviews coming up. You should be seeing regular posts from me.

To start off, my first love that i have been trying over a few months now is the Benefit stay don't stray eye primer. I honestly think it is my HG. I didn't think that eye primers were "necessary" before. I would just apply concealer or foundation on my eye lid and off i would go. Wrong! Eye primers are a total must if you want your shadows to look more pigmented, last longer, and not crease. I admit, if i'm in a rush and forget to apply my eye primer, i look like a total creasy mess! The shadow bunches up into my eyelid lines and its not as pigmented, its just bad. I gave Too Faced shadow insurance and Urban Decay a try, they did nothing for me. Stay don't stray is my absolute favorite at the moment and has been for a long time. It has a flesh tone color, it looks like a concealer and it instantly brightens your lids. The consistency is very silicone creamy feeling and it dries to like a concealer finish. If you don't work pretty quickly and rub it in, it will be hard to blend out. I hope you guys will love it or do love it as much as i do! Let me know what your favorite eye shadow primers are.