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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Drumroll Please.....Zoya Lipsticks

**Press Samples**

OMG!! Do you even know how excited I am about Zoya having lipsticks? I don't think you do, well maybe after the whole OMG! thing, maybe you do! Zoya is one of my favorite nail polish brands and now they are showing off their lipstick line.
I got the chance to try out two of their colors. Mellie and Candy. They have 8 colors in total and they range for a taupe to a deep plum. They also have lip glosses, but I am going to stick with the true color here. You can buy these for $12 each on Both of the colors I am going to show you are BRAND NEW!!
First up, I have Mellie. Mellie makes me smile every time I say it because it reminds me of Scandal. For all you Scandal fans, isn't this the perfect Mellie color? Mellie is a strawberry red color and looks beautiful for just about any season. It's pretty close to a patriotic red without being so blinding; especially for a person that struggles to look good in a red lipstick.

Next up is Candy. I am in love with this color. It looks a little darker than it applies in the tube, but I am happy about that. It looks like a hot pink in the tube, but it applies a nice watermelon color. I am sure that I can build it up to a brighter color, but I kind of love this color the way it is.
Both of these were very nice to apply and look beautiful on my lips. I wore Mellie for several hours last weekend and it wore really nicely. I had to apply after 4 hours of drinking, eat and blogging! The last part doesn't wear lipstick, but with a lot of pressing my lips together (I do it when I'm working) will make it wear a lot faster. I do wish they were a little more pigmented, but both of them left a nice stain on my lips.
What do you think of Zoya making lipsticks? Have you tried any of them? What do you think of these colors?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Luminess Air is Perfect for Flawless Skin and Makeup Even During the Summer

**Press Sample**

I am so excited to bring you another fantastic group of products from Luminess Air. If you may remember, I originally showed you their Luminess Airbrush System and their AirSupremacy Mist system. They both offer a wide variety of products for your face makeup. Now, I have the Mystic Airbrush Foundation from Luminess Air
I love this system because you all know with my recent face fix project, I have been left with uneven skin. This covers all the scar marks evenly and still feels breathable. It doesn't aggravate my sensitive, oily skin either. Luminess Air Mystic Airbrush Foundation is also oil-free, fragrance- free, paraben-free, water resistant and humidity free.
In addition to the Mystic Airbrush Foundation, I am fortunate to try out the CC+ Concealer, Inspiration Lip Gloss Pen, Mascara (currently on sale for only $7.99 here), FotoSet Pro Face Primer, Clear Finishing Powder and 2 shades from the Mysitc Airbrush line. I was most excited to try out the Mascara and Lip Gloss Pen since I have not tried another of the other non-airbrush makeup.
First up, I start my look by applying the FotoSet Pro Face Primer. This comes in a airless pump bottle and is made to reduce the look of skin blemishes. This is on sale now for only $5.99
 I'm pretty much loving this primer. Take it from someone that has a face full of unevenness, this is pretty much par with the rest of the fantastic primers I use. It is creamy and applies really nicely. It doesn't feel heavy and it does blur most of those imperfections.
Next, I applied my CC+ Concealer. This is perfect for a quick coverage of any blemish. This is currently on sale for $9.99 and works to cover even the worst imperfections. This covered my scarring really nicely and didn't leave any weird coloring.
After I applied the concealer, I get to the full face coverage. I actually mix Shade 2 and Shade 3 of the Luminess Air Mystic Foundation together to get a perfect match for my skin tone. Once they are mixed, about 3 drops each to start off, I apply in even circular motions. I pull the airbrush a couple inches from my face and use about medium speed to start at my forehead and work clockwise. When I first started using this, I had to go at a slower pace but now that I have the hang of it, I can pretty much do my entire face in about 2 minutes. You can pick up the Mystic Foundation for $39.99 and there are 12 different shades. Keep in mind these little bottles will last you quite some time. I am still working on finishing my last set from earlier this year.
The **NEW**  Mystic Airbrush Foundation is the first foundation, concealer and corrector all-in-one from Luminess Air. It gives the illusion of bare skin with a natural brightener. The formula is light weight but full coverage. Any of the Luminess Air foundation products that I have used has complete coverage in just a couple drops, light-weight and no cakey buildup. It also lasts all day with no need for application. For extra protection, they also offer a Makeup Sealant.
Next, I applied the Luminess Air Professional Mascara. This is only $7.99 right now and it's a keeper. The full wand allows for lengthening and volumizing when applying to the lashes.
It is waterproof and long lasting. I will be wearing this throughout the week, so stay tuned to my Snapchat for a wear test. Szizzy12184 is my name- check it out!
Overall, I am impressed with the boost this gave me in my lashes. As you can see on the left, I am wearing the Luminess Air Professional Mascara and on the right, I have nothing. I usually don't wear mascara on my bottom lashes, but I was going for a flirty, no makeup look so I applied it this time. I will be applying it on my bottom lashes to tomorrow to see how it fairs.
Next, on to the lips. I am glad that I got to try a lip product from Luminess Air because I have always wondered how an airbrush-famous company does in other areas of makeup. The gloss wand comes in 4 different shades and I am showing off the lightest one today. Luminess Air Lip Gloss is only $6.99 right now and this color is LG-02,
The packaging is really need because it comes with a brush and a wand that you turn at the top to make the product come out. As you can see, the bristles are white and are really soft against your lips.
The color is a pretty opalescent color and looks fantastic on its own or on top of your favorite color for an added shine.
I was very surprised at the application and formula of the Luminess Air Lip Gloss. It applied very smoothly and easily with the thin brush. It also felt very soft, not sticky or tacky on my lips. Even after wearing it for a couple hours, my lips still felt really soft and smooth. This also had a slight, floral scent. It was not strong at all, but it was nice compared to the plasticky scent that usually comes with a lot of glosses.
Lastly, I applied the Luminess Air Translucent Clear Finishing Powder on my entire face. This is mineral based to control oil and seal in makeup. It can also be used for touch-ups as it is great for any skin tone.
I really enjoyed this product. It comes in a really neat package as it's a tube with a brush on the end. You pull the tube up to cover the brush, twist the end and then pull the brush back out to apply. I'll have a little demo on Snapchat this week to show you all how fun this is! The Luminess Air Translucent Clear Finishing Powder covers really nicely and evenly. This also comes in 2 other colors to extra protection.
Overall, I really like all of the products I got to try out. I can't say enough about how easy it is to use this kit. Once I practiced and used it a couple times, I fell in love. It is so easy, economical and perfect for me. The coverage is amazing and the products they keep coming out with is amazing, too. I love using the Luminess Air system for every day and when I go out. I can be assured that the face I put on in the morning will stay all day long without a reapplication.

Have you ever heard of Luminess Air? What do you think about airbrush makeup? Could you see yourself using any of these products?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Round Up

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy boast the perfect formula and utter pink perfection. If you love liquid lipsticks, and a perfect pink pout, then this beauty needs to be on your list!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Missha is well known Korean cosmetics brand and this week Leelo from Beauty by Miss L shared her opinion of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream.
  • I Know all the Words: It's a cute brush bulletin with the adorable Sephora Collection BYOB Breakups to Makeup Brush Set
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: You are going to love the peachy-pink shades in this makeup collection! They add just the right amount of color to reflect the healthy glow of summer skin.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has been overwhelmed by subscription boxes lately! But here are her two most recent ipsy bags: April and May. Even the makeup bags are adorable!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: In need of a beautiful polish for summer? Check out this 10-piece collection by Polish 'M!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Treat yourself to a little radiant luxury. Erika shares her notes on the stunning Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette.
  • ProcrastiNails: If you're looking for some bright and bold nail shades for summer look no further than the Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection!
  • Collective Beauty: An affordable drugstore face of the day!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Summer Fun with Vita Liberata

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Make Me Pretty Giveaways

    *All photos are provided by giveaway owners. All credit is given to them. *

    Today is make my Pretty Giveaways!! You get a comprehensive list of giveaways from around the Beauty Blog World!! I will gather a list of giveaways throughout the week and put them in a post. I will post the link on my sidebar so in case you miss it, you can quickly access it from there.

    If you are interested in adding one that I have missed, please do so by using my contact  form here of emailing me at

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    My Birthday Buys from Sephora

    **Bought It**

    So, of course my hubby gets me a gift card to Sephora and of course, I have to double it to really make it worth it.... lol. I did a HUGE birthday haul from Sephora and I got all kinds of things. I'm just going to show you a little of what I got. 
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    Above is another addition to my Alterna collection. The Bamboo smooth heat treatment serum is sooo wonderful and I will be using it as soon as I am done with my Alterna Caviar heat treatment. Next is Verb Ghost Oil. This is a new-to-me brand and used to smooth flyaways and help with heat protection. Last, all the way to the right is the Tocca laundry solution. You just add a little to your laundry and it smells like some heavenly Tocca all over your clothes! In love, pretty much, with all of them. 
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    Next up, the De-Slick Urban Decay setting spray. I have the All Nighter so I am excited to try this one to bring down the sheen on my face that shows up midday. I also have 3 of my deluxe samples which include the Shiseido White Lucent MicroTargeting Spot Corrector, Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer and the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I also picked up the Facial Radiance Pads from First Aid Beauty. 
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    These are all of the makeup items I got. I may have went a little crazy, but there are a couple freebies here, too!
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    I love Josie Maran products, so I was excited to see this as a sample and a larger deluxe sample, as well! The Josie Maran Vibrancy foundation. It is made from Argan Oil and is a medium to full coverage foundation. For me, it's more like a medium coverage, but I love it for the summer. It's so light and it feels wonderful. 

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    This was a little VIB bonus. I am not so in love with the blue since I have blue eyes, but I love this for a liner. It's only available as a free sample, but the color is Curacao Punch. It has a nice smooth shimmer to it.
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    My next purchase is the 1st Prize Highlighters from Benefit. You get 3 deluxe sized highlighters. High Beam, Sun Beam and Dandelion Shy Beam. They range from a satiny pink to a golden bronze to a nude matte highlighter. I have used these several times already and I love them. 
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    benefit, anastasia beverly hills, marc jacobs, josie maran, sephora, birthday presents
    I've been dying to try out a new concealer and I have heard that this one is the best. Benefit Boi-ing is an "industrial strength concealer". I currently use Bye-Bye Under Eye as a liquid concealer so I am excited to get a powder into the mix. This is wonderful for any scarring I have and really does cover well. 
    benefit, anastasia beverly hills, marc jacobs, josie maran, sephora, birthday presents
    My Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW is a staple in my everyday makeup. I had to take it down a shade since I am going lighter with my hair, again. I got it in the shade Taupe and I am actually giving my sister the darker shade I just bought... well like 2 months ago but they last forever. 
    benefit, anastasia beverly hills, marc jacobs, josie maran, sephora, birthday presents
    This is my yearly Sephora gift. I opted for the Marc Jacobs set. It comes with an eyeliner (like I need another pencil liner) and a gorgeous lippy! The color of the lippy is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Le Marc. Loooove the dusty rose color so hard. 
    Next up is all of the fragrances I got. I got the Perfume Sampler which has 6 samples sizes of the favorite perfumes out there. I love all of these scents so I am glad I got this, plus you get a certificate for a full size rollerball of your choice. I also got the Versace Eros Pour Femme. I like the scent, but it's not my favorite. Lastly is a whoolllllllle bunch of samples. You got a set of perfume sample cards with each order and I got 4 orders. These are great to throw in my gym bag for a one-time-use. 
    Do you have any of these products? What do you think about my birthday haul? Do you see any products you want to pick up?