Thursday, January 18, 2018

CARING FOR YOUR SKIN/ WINTER EDITION

HELLO BEAUTY SQUAD, 

Lets get real for a moment, its the winter.  Its so beautiful to look out and see the snow falling and to bundle up and head out and frolic in the snow with your loved ones
but the reality is that  Its cold and its harsh and its drying to our bodies as well as our hair. 
We need to protect and take care of our skin now so that its ready for the summer weather.
I am going to share with you some tips to take care of your skin and some great products as well so lets get started.
First things first,
You should be making sure to use a scrub in the shower so you can get the dead skin off and reveal your glowing skin
For this i love using the ADOVIA DEAD SEA SALT SCRUB.
I love the scent of this as well. It really does make me think of an ocean with the scent. 

Once we are done with the scrub. I love using a moisturizing body wash, like this one below. Its
NATURE INSIDE STRAWBERRY YOGURT BODY CLEANSER
I love using this because its very moisturizing as well as smells delish. We really need to put moisture back into our skin.

After the shower we need to make sure to put something on our skin so we don't lose any moisture.
I love using one of two products
The first is AVON SKIN SO SOFT BODY OIL
This makes your skin so soft and helps to lock the moisture into your skin. Lets talk about all the uses that this baby does. I have talk about all the different uses and you can read it here

Another oil i love using is from MEASUREABLE DIFFERENCE JASMINE HYDRATING OIL
Not only does this make your skin soft but it smells amazing.
And if oil is not your thing, then try a lotion. I love using this lotion THE BODY CHERRY BLOSSOM NOURISHING BODY LOTION
It is nourishing by including shea butter. It also smells like cherry blossoms and the scent will last all day long.

We still need to take care of making sure to shave. Yes even in the winter time.
I love using the NONO AND YOU CAN USE THE CODE ( NONOYT4) FOR MONEY OFF
I love that this is super easy to use and you can see the review i did for this here

We also need to remember the skin on our face as well as our body.
I also find that using oil on my face during the winter helps a lot too because our face gets more dry during the winter months as well. These are my two favorites for my face.
BIO OIL and TIMELESS SKINCARE SQUALANE
Lets not forget our hair. The cold, snow , ice and heat are all drying to our hair as well
We need to make sure to protect it as well.
Here are three different products that i love using
MISE EN SCENE PERFECT REPAIR
MACADAMIA HEALING OIL SPRAY
MOROCCANOIL FRIZZ CONTROL
I love using these on my hair anytime, when my hair is down or up in a pony or even when i braid it.
It helps to keep my hair from drying out and becoming a full head of frizz. 
And last but not least, do not forget your lips.
This product offers both in one and its perfect to carry in your purse.
Its HARD CANDY INSTANT LIP FIX
It has a  coconut milk sugar scrub on one side that is not too harsh but very gentle that it can be used every day and then a treatment on the other end that uses rose hip oil and mango butter that helps to replenish any moisture that has been lost and helps to increase suppleness and enhance color.





BUT ONE LAST THING BEFORE YOU GO
Don't forget to put your sunscreen on. Just because its winter and its cold, you still need to product your skin.

I hope that this has helped and that you start today taking care of your skin from head to toe.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

DECEMBER BEAUTEQUE MONTHLY UNBOXING


HELLO BEAUTY SQUAD,
Today i am talking about Beauteque monthly  and this is the december box.
Let me first explain what this is

 Beauteque is a monthly subscription box that delivers the latest Asian beauty products right to your doorstep. The Beauty Box includes a fun mix of makeup, skincare, body care, beauty tools, and more. You’ll receive at least 6 full sized items each month (no sample sizes here!), with a value that’s at least 3x the cost of the box.

This month's theme is Be  your Best self.
Lets talk about this months products
LEFT TO RIGHT--
COSRX CLEAR FIT MASTER PATCH-- 18 patches- $5.99-- New from the brand that brought the beloved acne pimple master patch. This new clear fit patch boasts same fluid absorbing properties as the acne pimple patch, only designed for daytime use. The thinner material becomes invisible when worn underneath makeup. Protect your skin and allow it to heal without drawing attention to your blemish..

MJCARE PREMIUM FOOT CARE PACK--1 pack- $5.99-- Show your feet some tlc with this mess free moisturizing foot care pack. There mess free socks contain a rich essence featuring snail mucin with a blend of fruit extracts and shea butter to gently exfoliate and soften rough, dry skin.
Ladies, you need this, so you can get your feet ready for warmer weather. I gave my girls, some  foot packs for christmas time.





ARITAUM REAL AMPOULE COLOR CORRCTOR-- 3G-- $8.99-- Don't let skin troubles dull your shine. Fake it till you make it. These ultra hydrating color correctors neutralize discolorations for a flawless canvas. I got the purple beige which cancels out any yellow tones and brightens up skin. I like this. I have been using this the past several days under my eyes. I love how they brighten my undereye area.


LEFT TO RIGHT
LOOK AT ME CHARCOAL FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES-- 15 WIPES-$5.99--Gently cleanse and purify skin with these convenient cleansing wipes. Charcoal draws out impurities for extra deep clean while vitamin e moisturizes and protects skin. I have been seeing some like this in my local walmart and was curious about this types of wipes. I have tried them and to be honest, i don't see any difference. They are white wipes and work and perform just like my others that i use.

ELIZAVECCA SERUM-- 50ML- $14.99 --This restores your skins natural glow with this rejuvenating serum..  This is formulated with 97% swiftlet nest extract to improve skins texture and ability to regenerate. .

BOTANIC FARM GRAIN FERMENT CLEANSING WATER-250 ML--$20-- Gently cleanse, hydrate and treat skin at same time. Fermented ingredients are renown for their ability to bring out skins inner radiance.. This cleansing water contains 3 kinds of grain ferment. Rice ferment filtrate, rice bran ferment( yeast) and lactobaccillus ( soybean ferment extract) This dissolves makeup while softening skin, leaving behind a fresh, clean glow.
Here is a little tip. -- Use a cottom swab to erase small makeup mistakes easily, like eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.
I love this so far..

I love this box.. It was totally worth getting this month.








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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

JANUARY MISHIBOX UNBOXING/ REQUEST/ Q & A

Hello beauty squad, first before i get  into this post, let me start by saying that i am now just Laurie Ann
I want to focus more on my name as my brand.
Also i want to feature more of what you want to see,
So
comment below and let me know what you want to see and if you have any questions comment them below.

Thank you for being a part of the beauty squad.
Now on to the post
Its the January mishibox unboxing
January is the start of NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS.
And MISHIBOX has some tips for us.
Let me share
1. Make a specific plan-- If your resolutions is to care for your skin better, a specific plan may be to double cleanse every single day, and to note it in a journal. I find that i have to cleanse my skin morning and evening. and always double cleanse my skin. Here is my morning and evening skincare routine in case you missed it.
2. Make it public--Announce your resolution to family and friends so they can encourage and help you along the way... I have even made mine public to your and you can see mine here
3. Celebrate small milestones-- Instead of waiting until you meet your goal, reward yourself for small successes.
4. Even if you fail ,try again and again .--- Keeping resolutions is hard. Noone said it was easy.

If you have not gotten a mishibox before then let me explain.
MISHIBOX is a U.S.-based online retailer that provides a wide selection of Korean beauty products that are available for purchase on our online store.
The MISHIBOX K-Beauty Subscription Box delivers a combination of 5-6 deluxe-sized samples and full-sized Korean beauty products to you every month to help you discover your favorite Korean beauty products.
With every box, they send you a card that explains what the products are you got and more about them and even how to use them, which is nice especially since most of the products are written in Korean.  


PUREBESS MULTI  4 SYN- AKE CREAM--
What is SYN-AKE?
Its a synthetic peptide developed to mimic snake venom, namely from the Temple Viper, native to
Southeast Asia.
Why would anyone want to make snake venom?
Because in low doses, we can use it to our advantage-- in this case,to help improve the appearance of wrinkles. Syn- Ake works by reducing muscle contractions in the face, therefore keeping the appearance of skin smooth. The mechanism of Syn- Ake in reducing wrinkles is similar to that of Botox, YES!!!
My thoughts-- I love this cream and this is a must have that i will be featuring in another posting very soon.

RE,DNA DUAL EFFECT EYEZONE PACK---This uses EGF ( EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR) to help increase elasticity and moisture to the sensitive skin around your eyes. I have yet to use this but i will let you know my thoughts when i do.


A'PIEU NONCO TEA TREE SPOT PATCH--This is a clear patch inbued with tea tree essential oil to calm irritated skin such as pimples and breakouts. Apply to troubled areas before bed time for maximum benefits. I used this last night and i find that this is no different than when i apply tea tree oil straight to my pimples. Its  pretty much the same effect.


SKIN'S BONI YOGURT BONIMINI WASH OFF MUD PACK IN GREEN TEA-- This helps balance your skin to its optimal ph of 5.5. It contains Bentonite and Kaolin to remove sebum and debris from your skin, while Green tea powder helps calm irritated skin. I have yet to use this as well and i will let you know my thoughts when i do.

MACHIHYUN 20% CALMING AMPULE---This contains Portulaca Oleracea extract and Glycerin to calm irriated skin and increase moisture, in a convenient roll on form. We highly recommend it for skin chapped by harsh, dry weather. You can also use it on skin troubled by breakouts.
I have used this once and i used it on a pimple that was starting out and it didn't do anything for it. But i will keep using this and let you know.

My overall thoughts on this box was just ok. I paid $21 and the cost of the products in more than that  but i was a bit disappointed at first when i opened this box. We usually before have gotten more full size products than this and i felt this was more samples than anything but after using the SYN-AKE cream, i am in love with this cream. It was kind of worth getting.








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Thursday, January 11, 2018

PEACH OPULENCE EYELOOK FEATURING LANCOME

I thought that i would start posting more eyelooks to give more inspiration. I know that i have had several people ask for me to share so that is the inspiration for the posting.
I was going through my eyeshadows last night and pick out this palette from Lancome.
This morning when i did this eyelook, i was so excited that i got out the rest of my lancome palettes and desided that i am going to use them in looks.


So let me show you what we are using for todays eyelook.


Here are the products that we are using.

LANCOME PEACH FRENZY PALETTE

NYX EYESHADOW IN LOL

LOREAL VOLUMINOUS PRIMER MASCARA

ANASTASIA BROW GEL

URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA

STILA STAY ALL DAY EYELINER

REVLON MEGA MULTIPLIER MASCARA



Here is the inside of the palette. How pretty are these colors and believe me that this picture is not even doing it any justice at all.

After priming my eyes and setting them with powder
I applied the Nyx shadow in lol in the crease

I then went into this palette and used the shadow to the right on the browbone
I applied the middle shade in the outer v and blended it into the crease
I applied the left shade on the lid and them applied a bit of the shade on the right which is a gold shade over the top.

I then lined my top lash line with the Stila stay all day liner which was in my top products for 2017. If you have not check that posting out check it out here.

Now its time for mascara
I first applied the Loreal voluminous base mascara first on top and bottom lashes
then used the Urban Decay preversion on the top lashes only
Then used my holy grail mascara Revlon mega multiplier mascara on top and bottom lashes
and then finished up with a coating of Anastasia clear brow gel to set the mascara




I really love the way this turned out.
Let me know what you think ?


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CHANEL SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE DUPE


Hello beauty squad, today i want to share with you that i found a dupe for the CHANEL SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE.
I got the sample in the photo below on the right, and i have loved it but the issue for me is that its $46 dollars so i wanted to find a dupe that is the same but for a way cheaper price.
I did research online and found that people were saying that the SONIA KASHUK UNDETECTABLE CREAM BRONZER IN WARM TAN  was a dupe. So i ordered it and we are putting it to the test to see if this is in fact a dupe or not. 



I have them swatched on my hand. The Sonia Kashuk is on the left and the Chanel is on the right. As you can see they look the same. The only difference is that the Chanel is a bit more matte that the Sonia, as it has a more dewy look to it.



Here is the Sonia Kashuk on the left side of my face

And i have the Chanel on the right

I could not tell a difference at all. I even asked several others if they could see a difference and they all said no.
SO my final verdict is that this is a dupe and i couldn't be more happy because the Sonia Kashuk was on around $11. So that is a major savings. The only issue was it was out in the two different stores that i went to but i ended up ordering it on the Target website.





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Saturday, January 6, 2018

2017 YEARLY FAVORITES/ AMERICAN & KOREAN

This has been an amazing year.
First of all and most important, i got married this year
and next, i have tried a lot of products this year both American and Korean products.
There have been some great products and then some not so great
but lets not focus on the not so great.
It was hard trying to just pick one product for each of these but i did it.
Also , come categories, i have both American and Korean products for and then there are others that i have either American or Korean.
So lets get started.

First is
FAVORITE BODY SKINCARE/ KOREAN--CHERRY BLOSSOM NOURISHING BODY LOTION-- This is a Korean body lotion ( IN PHOTO BELOW- ON RIGHT). This is very moisturizing and perfect for the winter weather we are having right now and lets chat about the scent. It is cherry blossom scented.. I love this scent. It make me think about the pictures we all see of Japan with the cherry blossoms  on both sides and they go up and over the walkway. It is so beauty and when i smell this, i think of that everytime.
FAVORITE BODY SKINCARE/ AMERICAN-- SKIN SO SOFT ( IN PHOTO BELOW- ON LEFT)-- I love all skin so soft products. I just grabbed this one. It summer soft body spray lotion. I got this as a present from a friend and it smells great but most importantly, this and all skin so soft products works so great at moisturizing your skin even in the winter time and really does leave your skin soft. I loved this when i was younger and rediscovered this again and im glad i did.
FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCT- MISE EN SCENE PERFECT REPAIR--I only have one for this one and its a Korean product. It  a hair oil. I love apply a few  pumps in my palms and apply this to my hair anytime but especially when i put my hair in a pony tail or braid or even if i am just putting this into a bun. It works to make my hair really soft.

BEST CONCEALERS- PONY EFFECTS MASTER CONCEAL PALETTE-- KBEAUTY- This palette is amazing. It is a corrector palette that features 6 different colors to make sure your skin is flawless. It is also formulated with a natural origin moisture effect including hydrolyzed collagen and coconut oil. I apply this under my eyes or where ever im needing extra concealing and it doesn't get cakey or settle into any of my fine lines.
YADAH SILKY FIT CONCEALER BB--KBEAUTY-- I got this in one of my Korean beauty boxes and this is another amazing concealer. It doesnt settle into any fine lines and doesn't get cakey. It really does work to concealer any undereye circles that you may have.

BEST EYELINER--AMERICAN--STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LINER--I was first introduced to this by watching Snooki and Joey and them telling that this is their go to product.
I was excited when this can in a beauty box. I have this a try and i am in love with this. You can apply this and it will literally stay put until you take this off. Even if you have water eyes. I also love that this is super easy to use. The fine tip helps to create fine lines or you can create thicker lines as well. Its amazing.
KOREAN-- MCC GEL LINER--This came in a Korean beauty box and when i tried this out. It blew me away. The staying power of this blows me away. If you have water eyes, then try this out. It wont budge. It also well look just as intense when you take this off as when you put it on.
BEST MASCARAS-- DRUGSTORE-- REVLON MEGA  MULTIPLIER--I have tried so many different mascaras and they all would end up under my lower lash line no matter what i did. Until i tried this one. It is the waterproof version and the staying power of this is the best. This doesn't transfer under my eyes even with watery eyes. It is truly the best i have tried and this is my current holy grail.

HIGH END-- MARC JACOBS---I got this mascara in a Sephora at  play box. It is a really good mascara. I have not had any  clumping with this mascara and gives my lashes the look of longer lashes and makes them appear blacker than they really are.

KOREAN-- 3W CLINIC-- This was sent in a Korean beauty box and i love this. It helps give my lashes more volume  and fullness as well as lengthens and curls the lashes. It amazing.
BEST PALETTES-- DRUGSTORE--- JACLYN HILL X MORPHE PALETTE---  I am putting this into this category because morphe is more drugstore prices. This palette , i have reviewed before and its actually a favorite  for several reasons. First the colors that are in this palette, you really don't need any other palette but this one. You have the brow bones shades, as well as a all the transition shades that you need. And there are so many different colors to create all kinds of different looks with this. Second, the shades are so easy to work with, as well as being pigmented.

HIGHEND--- ANASTASIA X MARIO PALETTE-- This is another really good palette. I do like the colors in this palette as well as they are so easy to work with. Anastasia and Mario do not disappoint with this palette.
BEST POWDERS-- DRUGSTORE-- RCMA NO COLOR POWDER--This is a great powder because its finely milled and when you apply this under your eyes , it doesn't settle into the fine lines. The best way i like to apply this is with a brush and pat under the eyes.

HIGH END-- LAURA MERCIER SECRET BRIGHTENING POWDER--This is the same as above but its the higher  end version. It was recommended to me from a makeup artist as Sephora.
BEST TOOL-- TARTE EYELASH CURLER--First of all, lets talk about the fact that these have bling on the handles. Also this curler is great at curling my lashes and they stay curled through the day. I have had problems finding a curler that works and this one does not disappoint.
BEST FACE PALETTE-- CHEEK PARADE BENEFIT--This palette is great because it has several blushes as well as bronzers. Inside this palette is GALifornia which is a sunny golden pink blush, Rockateur which is a rose gold blush, Dandelion which is a brightening baby pink blush, and Hoola matte natural bronzer, and Hoola lite matte natural light bronzer. So you  can see that it has a great variety.
BEST BRONZER-- CHANEL SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE--I am new to this and im obsessed. It is a cream bronzer and i love applying this. The price is high coming at $46 but i have found a drugstore dupe which i will be talking about soon.
BEST BROW PRODUCTS-- AMERICAN-- ANASTASIA BROW POWDERS--Im late to the Anastasia powders and i am obsessed. I am using this palette that has all of the different color duo powders in it and i love the wide range that she has to offer.This powders have great staying power as well.

WINKY LUX BROW PENCIL--This is another that i got in a beauty box and i like this a lot as you can see that the writing is wearing off. It last all day and doesn't budge.

KOREAN-- INK BROW-- This is one that i got in a korean box and its really nice. It kind of reminds me of the ones that you can get from Benefit but this is a korean version. It lasts all day doesn't budge at all. Even if you are in the water or sweating , this still won't budge.
This year has been one of trying to find the perfect foundation that didn't feel heavy on the skin as well as looking great on the skin.
DRUGSTORE--COVERGIRL VITALIST HEALTHY ELIXIR FOUNDATION---This is a serum type foundation that has great staying power as well. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin either. I was sent this from Influenster and im so glad that they sent this to me because i love it for the way that my skin looks so flawless when i wear this.

HIGHEND--NARS--- 
This foundation stick gives a matte look but as always you can mix some liquid highlighter in to make it more glowy. I love that this has great staying power and yes this is the foundation that i work to my wedding and it lasted thought 90 degree weather and still looked good. I also brought this on my honeymoon as well. This is perfect for travel and doesn't take a lot of space up. It also has a handy blending sponge on one end but i didn't use that.

BEST SUNSCREEN---MISSHA SAFE BLOCK ESSENCE SUN MILK--It is very important to protect your skin from the harsh sun. This is the best sunscreen that i have used. It goes on under makeup great and blend into the skin without leaving any white cast that all the others leave. It also help to moisturize the skin as well.

BEST SKINCARE OIL---BIO OIL-- This is a Kardashian favorite and i can see why. I love using this during my nighttime routine to help my skin feel more moisturized. It also great to mix a little with your foundation or concealer as well.



and for the last group

BEST BRUSHES-- DRUGSTORE--MORPHE--I love morphe brushes. I want to try more of them as well as some other products. I find that they work great to blend out any makeup that you are putting on.

HIGHEND--SEDONA LACE--This is another brush company that i love and find that they work great to blend out the products great. I would love to also try more of their brushes as well


SO there we go,  I have showed you and well as told more about the products that i have loved during the 2017 year.

I would recommend trying out any of these products if you get the change because i loved them all and still do.

Let me know what your favorites where for the year 2017.





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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

GOLD EYELOOK FEATURING TARTE AND MAYBELLINE



 HELLO BEAUTY SQUAD
Today i am showing you my eyelook that is super simple and easy and can be worn anytime either day or night.




 Here is the look.



 These are the two palettes that i am using.
And
I know what you are thinking right now. You are saying Laurie, why are we using the tarte tarteist pro glow to go palette.
Well read ahead and find out

The two palettes are
TARTE TARTEIST PRO GLOW TO GO

MAYBELLINE X SHAYLA THE CITY MINI PALETTE

 After doing my brows, i using  gleam  with this brush above and place this on the brow bone
We are now going to use chisel and this brush here from Morphe and place that first into the crease
 Next i am going into the Maybelline  and Shayla palette. First let me just say that i  do really love this palette. If you don't have this , then what are you waiting for? You really do need this.
I am going in with this chocolate brown shade and the same brush and placing this on the crease. I am building the crease color.

 In the same palette. I am going in the shimmery berry shade and a pencil brush, this one is from Morphe, and placing this right in the crease and flicking the color up.
I then use the same brush from before and blend the colors so that there is no harsh lines. 

 Now for the lid, I am taking a flat brush, this one is from Urban Decay, and going into the lighter gold shade and placing this right on the lid.

 I am then going to use the same crease brushes that i used before, using the pencil brush first and go into the black shade and place that right on the outer corner lid and then i blend it up into the outer part of the crease.



 Now we are lining with this tattoo liner in trooper from kat von d and i am just lining the top lid with this.

Im taking this shade but with a different brush. I am using a pencil brush and lining the outer half of my lower lash line.
 Now its time for mascara
In this order
LOREAL VOLUMINOUS BASE MASCARA--  
I use this on top and bottom lashes 
IT COSMETICS SUPERHERO--
I use this on top lashes only
REVLON MEGA MULTIPLIER--
I use this on top and bottom lashes 
ANASTASIA BROW GEL --
I use this on top and bottom lashes after the mascara. It helps it stay in place.


I love how this look turned out.
What are your thoughts? 

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CARING FOR YOUR SKIN/ WINTER EDITION

HELLO BEAUTY SQUAD,  Lets get real for a moment, its the winter.  Its so beautiful to look out and see the snow falling and to bundle up a...