Monday, December 29, 2014

Evian Facial Water Spray Review:

I had the pleasure of receiving Evian's Facial Water Spray complimentary for review and I have to say this is one of the most excited I've been to receive this product to try. I'm that person that drinks Evian – always have. I ask for it when I'm out and I'm ever making a quick stop at the gas station I pick up Evian Mineral Water over all the other bottled water 99% percent of the time. It's just as a fresher, cleaner and overall tasting water (whether it be ice cold or room temperature). I have seen Evian's Facial Water Spray being used backstage at fashion shows by makeup artists and models all the time – so I knew it had to be one of the “must have beauty products”.

Evian® Mineral Water Spray is imported from a unique underground water source at the base of the French Alps. Propelled under high pressure by nitrogen (80% of the air we breathe is nitrogen, 20% oxygen), the ultra-fine, pure, natural mist allows the skin to absorb a unique balance of beneficial minerals along with the water. There is no other water contains the same balance of magnesium, calcium and phosphorous, which explains why there Facial Spray an ideal product.

I know personally, my water tap contains fluoride and chlorine. With Evian's Facial Spray, I am able to mist face anywhere morning or night to help remove all traces of cleansers and dirt that will clog pores. The spray is simple to use and is an easy fit my everyday bag (Evian was smart enough to make this product in three small to large sizes for ultimate probability) and helps to enhance the performance of all other skin care products by hydrating my skin prior to the use of moisturizers.

I'm the kind of person that will try to hydrate my face multiple times a day – not only to help with dryness, but to help cleanse my face as well. It helps relieves dry, irritated skin caused by humidity, high-altitude or poor air quality during air travel, which is why many models wouldn’t be without it during fashion week as well. A light spray of Evian Facial Spray also helps set makeup by blending it with skin while highlighting color so it can be used all through the day and helps to create a more natural makeup look.

Application is simple: After cleansing, generously spray Evian over the entire face until it drips, wait a minute for the droplets to be absorbed, and then pat the excess dry – during the day, hold the canister further from face and lightly mist right over makeup.

An incredible everyday beauty item that I would recommend to everyone!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

InstaNatural's Cellulite Cream Review:

I had the pleasure of reviewing a full-size 5 oz bottle of the company’s Cellulite Cream complimentary for review. The company promotes that it’s a “powerful solution that tightens and tones the skin so you can achieve a smooth, supple appearance”. The key ingredients include: Caffeine, Retinol, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin C and Vitamin B5. The Caffeine works by toning and tightening, while Retinol repairs and restores, so you can obtain long-lasting results for a firm and supple appearance.

My Review: The smell is really great and it’s not overpowering. You can definitely smell the Cocoa and Shea butter (almost smelling a bit like chocolate). The solution is extremely thick and rich! You don’t need much to apply to troubled areas - I stuck mostly to the back of my arms and legs to test out and review the product and lasts all day. No greasy or sticky feeling! I could see this product being a great use for women who are focused on tightening up their stomach area (maybe even during pregnancy or post baby) to helps with stretch marks, repairing the skin and helping it restore to it’s original more natural state.

Overall, I really love the product - more than I thought I would that’s for sure! I would recommend this Cellulite Cream to anyone looking a richer more effective solution than traditional cocoa butter or shea butter lotions. InstaNatural's Cellulite Cream + Retinol is currently available on Amazon for $23.75.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Paula Dorf: Passion Blush Review

Another review from thanks to Paula Dorf! I have the pleasure receiving another free sample from this beauty company to try out their blush in the color 'Passion'.

Passion is a dusty-rose shade (too dark for my ivory skin, sadly), but as expected the blush is a transparent formula and blends in beautifully in the skin. It's a soft, light and smooth finish from start to application. It's true to color just like they're brow powder - only needing one or two dusts of application on the cheeks. 'Passion' is a very natural tone and would definitely give the cheeks that warm natural glow.

I would recommend this check color or anyone of Paula's 9 fun and fresh blush tones. All shades have a very soft translucent natural glow and are matched with extraordinary staying power. 

Now, for a limited time, you can get 20% off of any Cheek Color purchase. Just use code CHEEK during check out at www.pauladorf.com.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Product Review: Paula Dorf 2+1 Brow

In case you haven't heard, eyebrows are the hottest new feature to focus on, and with good reason. Well-groomed eyebrows can make you look polished and bring focus to the eyes, while ungroomed brows can make your look messy or even incomplete. 
I am honored to have the opportunity to review a Paula Dorf's 2 + 1 For Brows and Paula Dorf's Perfect Brow Brush. I received my free samples a few days ago and have been testing out the product for several days now. 
This compact color duo arrived in brow, upon first application my brows where instantly filled and defined. I read other reviews that the brown was "too dark for brunettes" but as someone who has naturally dark brown this the colors matched perfectly. 
Cons: While the brush worked great for application, my only issue was the handle was a bit too thin and short. I like being able to grip my brushes (almost like a pencil), but found myself pinching the handle trying to hold it still – and I have small hands. The wax was hard to apply with the brush, so I used my index finger to apply. 
Pros: The powder is dark and true to the powder color right in the case. It only took one application and is very long lasting. I wore each application the entire day without having to make any touch-ups!

Overall, this will definitely be able be able to fix any brow issues you may have, whether you over plucked, have thin brows or simply want fuller, thicker, more defined brows. It's no wonder this product was named "Best of Beauty" for the October 2007 issue of Allure magazine. 
The 2+1 for Brows can be purchased at www.pauladorf.com, and as a gift to call my readers you can use the code 'BROWBRUSH' for a free Brow Brush with any 2+1 for Brows purchase!