After you’ve applied all of the makeup, and your day is done, you’re met with the dreaded conclusion that it all has to come off. Removing my makeup at the end of the day is probably my least favorite part of applying makeup; however, to save face (literally), I have to make sure all traces of makeup is gone. How do I do that? With the help of my Favorite Makeup Removers, of course. Watch the video below for a peak at what are my Favorite Makeup Removers, and why I use them.
I’ve reviewed the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil ($35.00) previously on this blog, and I still use it to remove my makeup, or whenever I feel like I’m in need of a deep cleansing. Since the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil requires me to stand at a sink, and isn’t travel-friendly, I’ve turned to something else to use on my “lazy nights,” the Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes.
If you love the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil, you will love the wipes! The Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes (20 Pre-moistened Wipes/$18) are packed with the same makeup remover and cleansing ingredients just like the oil, except in a biodegradable wipe form. Since the produce is in wipe form, they’re travel-friendly, and also makes them perfect to keep at your bedside for those nights when you’re too tired to stand at the sink to remove your makeup.
The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes ($4.99/25) are an affordable makeup remover wipes that can be found at your local drugstore. I’ve reviewed them, and I still use them. I’ve honestly repurchased them several times. The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes get rid of everything. EVERYTHING!
The Ponds Luminous Clean Wet Towelettes ($5.79/ 30 Wipes) are wipes I use after I use any of the above makeup removers. These towelettes help my skin feel clean, and get rid of any excess residue that the makeup removers may have missed. Again, they’re great for traveling, and perfect for keeping at your bedside. Another thing about these wipes are that they can be used when the weather warms up for on-the-go cleansing because sweat, oil and dirt equals breakouts and blemishes.
Disclosure: Product was provided for review consideration.
The COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow is a pigmented, shimmery, creamy, and light weight eyeshadow promising up to 12-hours of wear. The new COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow is available in six shades: Gold Goddess, Color Me Money, Ice Queen, Ooh La Lilac, Platinum Club, and Copper Fling.
Transform your eyes into bombshell sexy. Each shiny or shimmery Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast contains reflective pigments so your eyes dazzle when light hits your face.
6 long-lasting cream shadows for shimmer or shine
Blendable formula contains reflective pigments
Easy, breezy application
I was provided a gift card to purchase items from the new COVERGIRL Bombshell collection from Walmart.com; therefore, I chose the COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow shades I felt would be more flattering against my skin tone. Of the six shades available, I chose Color Me Money (olive with shimmer), Gold Goddess (light gold shimmer), and Ooh La Lilac (lilac with silver shimmer). Of the three shades I chose, Color Me Money and Gold Goddess are my favorites.
The consistency of the of the COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow is creamy, and feels light weight – similar to a mousse. I like that the shadow, in my opinion, although highly pigmented can be applied lightly for a flush of color and shimmer on the lids, or built up for a more bold look. Even though I am not a fan of shimmery shadows, I do like the COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow’s since the shimmer is not overpowering.
COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow claims to provide up to 12-hours of wear. Unfortunately for me, due to my oily lids, I was not able to experience that, especially without using a primer. Don’t get me wrong, the color pay-off is good.
The COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow is a great line of affordable ($6.99/ .18 oz), creamy eyeshadows that blend and apply with ease, and are great for ladies who are blessed with non-oily lids. Gold Goddess is one of the most versatile shades from the COVERGIRL Bombshell collection, especially since I was able to use it as a highlighter. The versatility of the product doesn’t stop there, you can also use the COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow with your favorite powder eyeshadows. You’re definitely getting your monies worth.
I’m pretty sure I am not alone in this, but for me, winter weather equals dry skin. I’ve read so much about the benefits of hyaluronic acid in helping solve dry skin issues that I set out to try it. One of the products that I have been using since the weather has become colder is the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum. In fact, I mentioned it in my youtube video where I shared my evening skincare routine (here).
Other than sun damage, nothing accelerates skin aging like water loss. For skin that needs moisture, there isn’t a more potent ingredient than Hyaluronic Acid. This high-potency serum plumps up skin with moisture to reduce lines or wrinkles.
Aestheticians have stated this serum is the closest a cosmetic comes to a dermatologist injection of Restylane (hyaluronic acid). Excellent by itself or under other creams.
I love the results I’m experiencing after using the serum for a few months. The Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum lives up to its claims of plumping up my skin and adding moisture. After using the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum at night and upon waking up in the morning my skin is less dry, and I feel like it looks and feels more youthful. Maybe that’s why my two year old tells me “Mommy, you look like a little girl.”.:LOL:.
I use the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum at night after cleansing and toning my face with my Mario Badescu Facial Spray. I let it dry, and then apply my Embryolisse moisturizer over it. At one point I was using the Reviva Labs DMAE cream, which together, work extremely well in helping my skin retain moisture, as well as keep is smooth and supple. However, I had to stop using it once I realized it contained Retinol/Retin-A since I’m TTC. Shame on me for not thoroughly reading the ingredients list!
I had an incident after using a mask that, in turn, broke my skin out and created dry patches. The Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum really impressed me how it cleared up everything in just a few days.
I have one note of caution – it’s easy to pump out a lot of the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum, so be sure to use a light hand when trying to get out the product because too much of the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum can lead to too much product on the skin, and if you’re using the serum during the day, you will probably notice that it pills up. Who wants to walk around with little white balls all over their face? That is not cute!
I would definitely recommend purchasing the Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum if you suffer from dry skin. The Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum costs $22 for 1 oz compared to the Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000™ 75 percent Hyaluronic Acid Complex that’s on my wish list, and retails for $65.
Now, if only I can find a good night cream.
Disclosure: Product was provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest. No compensation was received for this review.
STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was provided for free for review consideration. All opinions in the post are my own and are honest.
About a month ago, I posted on my Instagram account a photo of the STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ tin. The Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was available for the holiday season. The bottom half of the tin was a metallic red, and the top half was white covered in green and red holly’s and gold snowflakes; beautiful packaging. After posting the STEAMCREAM on Instragram, I’ve had several people ask me what exactly is STEAMCREAM, to which I replied with a brief response, and advised them to check my blog for more information. Here goes!
STEAMCREAM is described as a multitasking, freshly handmade cream “…using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam.”
To be “super moisturizing” due to its ability to absorb almost immediately into the skin.
Oatmeal Infusion (Avena sativa), Orange Flower Water (Citrus Aurantium amara, Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Chamomile Blue Oil (Chamomilla recutita), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, * Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Cost: $20/ 75 mL (2.54 oz) from www.steamcream.com and Duane Reade’s Look Boutiques.
When offered the opportunity to review the STEAMCREAM, I was excited since reading so many raving reviews on the cream. When the STEAMCREAM finally arrived – it took a bit of while because it was shipped from the UK – I cracked it open and began to use it.
The first thing after opening the STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was the texture of the cream. The STEAMCREAM has a nice, lightweight texture. It looks like it would be thick, but it isn’t. It actually applies nicely, and absorbs quickly, which is a plus. The next thing I noticed was the scent. The lavender is very prominent. The scent reminded me of the LUSH DreamWash (see post).
A fellow beauty blogger who has tried this cream commented on my instagram post of the STEAMCREAM to let me know her thoughts. This blogger stated “I actually think that cream is rubbish. Not particularly moisturizing at all.” I let her know that I’m testing it, and will see for myself how the STEAMCREAM works for me … or not. Unfortunately, I have to agree with her. The STEAMCREAM, although it felt nice going on, it did not do much as far as keeping my skin moisturized.
The STEAMCREAM can be used on your face, body, hands and feet. I didn’t use it on my face, but I did use it everywhere else. My hands, I tend to wash often; therefore, they tend to be on the dryer end. And if you haven’t noticed, NYC like the rest of the country has been experience some crazy cold weather lately, and my skin reflects that. The STEAMCREAM did not moisturize my skin , especially my hands and feet, as well or as best as my other moisturizers have. I’d have to say it just doesn’t cut it. I really don’t see what all of the hoopla is over it.
I do love the tin! The tin is compact (it fits in the palm of my hand), and is lightweight, which makes it easy to tote around in my purse with no problem. The tins are also really cute, and come in various designs (see here). They even have zodiac sign tins. If I were to purchase again, which I’m not, I’d pick up the Virgo tin.
$20 for a 2.54 oz of product seems like a lot, especially if used for your face, body hands and feet. If using the STEAMCREAM to moisturize all of those areas, you will find yourself quickly running out of the cream. STEAMCREAM, although they’re the last two ingredients, contains parabens. I try my best to stay away from products to contain parabens. If you’re like me, then this product is not for you. I can’t give a hard “Don’t buy this item” just because it didn’t work for me. Just because something didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you. However, I would recommend getting the STEAMCREAM just for the tins because they’re so cute! You can always replace the cream with some other favorite product, or use it to store loose items.
Disclosure: Product was provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.