Monday, December 15, 2014

Youth Express Eye Serum and Eye Gel Review

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I have another post powered by Brandbacker to share with you today!

The Youth Express serum and eye gel can be used together or separately. Both products are designed to target wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin. I've worn glasses most of my life and the dark circles are starting to set in. I was very excited when I was selected to try these formulas out. 

The Gel can be found on Amazon and retails for $89.99 and is currently a #1 Best seller with 4.5 stars. The Serum can also be found on Amazon and retails for $45.00

Both products do contain hyaluronic acid so do be careful to rock the sunscreen because this can increase the likelihood for sunburns. 

The serum is a bright orange and a little thicker than water. It absorbs quickly and has a pleasant orangy smell to it. It feels refreshing the citrus smell lingers for about 10 minutes after applying. This feels soothing and noticeable cut down on puffiness in the 6 days I have used it in the morning. 

Key ingredients are:

+ Vitamin C
+ Plant Stem Cells
+ Astaxanthin
+ Kojic Acid
+ Passionflower
+ Caffeine
+ Hyaluronic Acid
+ Niacinamide
+ Matrixyl 3000

The gel has a great pump that just lets out a small amount so no wasting! This product had a tightening feeling to it. 

I will continue to use both of these products because I do feel they are working. There is no huge difference in just the few days I have used it. Most products have to be used several weeks before you can see a change. I like how the two compliment each other well. I also love how this is not tested on animals. :D You can find out more about the InstaNatural product line here

Old Factory Candle Gift Set

Hey Gals!

Recently I was selected to review this adorable candle trio from Old Factory. Right now there are 12 sets to choose from on Amazon. (link takes you straight to the Old Factory Amazon listing) 

I had a hard time choosing which one to pick because they all sound great!! 

Heres a picture from the site to help you see all the choices at once:

I ended up picking the Coffee Shop Trio: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea. All the trios have complementary scents. Therefore you can burn one, two or all three at a time. 

The sets retail for $25.00 plus tax and shipping. My order was placed November 27th and arrived December 4th. They were well wrapped and come in this box. 

The scent is perfect, not fake, and not overpowering. 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

KISS InstaWave video and review

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Kiss sent me the InstaWave and I was SO excited to try it out! :

Over all I love this! I think it is best for longer hair. My hair is short with layers so the awesome barrel curls didn't look as great on me.  However when I had super long hair a few years ago i would have LOVED to have had this curler. You can see in this video below how well it works on longer hair:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Kits!

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Recently I was sent three kits from Brandbacker to review.

The first is a trio of Liquilights glow gloss. You can find it at Macy's for $16.50 plus shipping.

The trio is very sparkly brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night.
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

From left to right:
Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

The second set is a trio of polish and glitter toppers! They also are at Macy's  and retail for 16.50 plus shipping.

Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star-- UV holo glitter

I had a ton of fun playing around with this kit. Heres a few of the looks I came up with:

The glitter does darken a bit with a top coat. I really like the layering of the blue and pink to make a squishy purple. 

The las kit is the Electroglam Mascara. This can be used to create color streaks in your hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. 

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow 

Makeup by One Direction will hit the follow stores November 15th!
Stage Stores
Beauty Brands
Lord & Taylor

in the meantime you can check it out on

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Collection

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If you are a fan of ONE DIRECTION then I've got something to show you! Brand Backer sent me some lovely LE Makeup Pallets to share with you.  **Sponsored Post Powered by BrandBacker **

Sears has it in stock for $12.98 plus shipping.

These tins have a band member on the front:

The tin opens up to reveal shadows, liner, liptints, gloss and varnish.

Eye Shadows:

Nobody Compares- Metallic silver

Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink 

Same Mistakes- Metallic mint

I Would- Smokey brown shimmer

Summer Love- Smokey purple haze

Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:

I Want- True matte black

Nobody Compares- Metallic silver (right)
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink (middle)
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint (left)

I Would- Smokey brown shimmer (right)

Summer Love- Smokey purple haze (middle)

Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer (left)

This is the inside of the metal tin. I love how they decorate it. I also am very glad it is a metal tin. Lots of pallets coming out this year have been paper/ cardboard. 

from left to right:

Loved You First- Bubble gum pink

One Thing- Frosted pink ice

Irresistible- Shimmered pearl

Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle 

As you can see I used the eyeliner to draw the circle and the heart <3

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Walmart Canada

In the meantime check out the brand on 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yume Nail Lacquers

Hey Gals!!!

*Cue Music*

Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight!
She is the one named Sailor Moon!
She will never turn her back on a friend
She is always there to defend
She is the one on whom we depend
She is the one named Sailor....
Sailor Venus!
Sailor Mercury!
Sailor Mars!
Sailor Jupiter!
With secret powers
All so new to her
She is the one named Sailor Moon

*Music fades out*

Ahem, Sorry I got super excited when Amanda, owner of Yume Lacquers, asked if I would review her polish. I got even more excited when I found out the three bottle she sent me were inspired by Sailor Moon!

Golden Goddess is a tasty Orange creme with a generous amount of gold micro glitter. Inspired by Sailor Venus this lacquer does not disappoint! Nice formula and goes on smoothly. 

Icy Rhapsody is an in your face blue foil polish. It is inspired by Sailor Mercury. This polish is gorgeous as well. 

Silent Ruin is inspired by Sailor Saturn. It is a deep purple shade with purple micro glitter. I really liked this one because even though I own a ton of purples, this one has a depth that blew me away. 

All of these shades are available in her shop for $10.00 USD plus shipping. She also has some new glitter toppers that I am eager to try !
You can find Yume polish on: