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Review: Palmetto Derma Stay Clear Cleanser

*Disclaimer: The below product was sent to me courtesy of Palmetto Derma, all thoughts, experiences, and opinions of this product are that of my own.

IMG_6034I love gentle,  little to non-scented facial cleansers. I have combo skin and my skin is so sensitive that I need to be careful with what I put on my face. I was excited to try the Palmetto Derma Stay Clear Nourishing Daily Cleanser, it had a gel-like texture, has a very natural scent, and doesn’t leave a soapy residue after you wash. It was also gentle enough to use around the eye area and did a great job at removing some of my eye makeup. I also like that it’s cruelty free!

This is available on their website for $30. Be sure to also follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/palmettoderma/

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MAC Matchmaster Collection 2014 (Preliminary Info)

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Available online September 4th, and in-stores September 11th

Formulated to enhance the subtleties of your skin tone, new Matchmaster Concealer features the same Shade Intelligence Technology as Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15, utilizing breakthrough pigment technology to create a fully personalized, subtle satin finish. Vitamin E conditions as the concealer reduces the appearance of under eye circles, dark spots, discolourations, fine lines and wrinkles. Packaged in a convenient, portable stick, it launches in 12 diverse shades with colour-true coverage for up to eight hours.

MATCHMASTER CONCEALER $21.00 US/$25.00 CAD
1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0  $21.00 US/$25.00 CAD

BRUSH $34.00 US/$41.00 CAD
195 Concealer SRP $24.00 US/$28.50 CAD 193 Angled Foundation

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MAC Simpsons Collection (Preliminary Info)

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Online August 28th, In stores- September 4

LIPGLASS $16.50 US/$20.00
Nacho Cheese Explosion
bright neon lime yellow
Grand Pumpkin bright creamy orange
Red Blazer bright fuchsia
Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy electric blue violet

POWDER BLUSH $24.00 US/$28.50
Pink Sprinkles
cute blue pink (satin)
Sideshow You light peach coral (satin) ONLINE ONLY

M·A·C NAIL STICKERS $16.50 US/$19.00 CAD
Marge Simpson’s Cutie-cles

THAT TRILLION DOLLAR LOOK QUAD $44.00 US/$53.00 CAD
Lisa’s Spikes lime green (frost)
Apple Squishee mid-tone Kelly green ( frost)
2 Dozen and One Greyhounds dirty olive green (veluxe pearl)
Chalkboard Dreams deep blackened teak (velvet)

MARGE’S EXTRA INGREDIENTS QUAD $44.00 US/$53.00 CAD
Harpooned Heart light baby pink (lustre)
Sexy PB & J mid-tone bright violet (veluxe pearl)
Beehive Blue mid-tone bright blue (veluxe pearl)
Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag deep navy (frost)

LASH $18.50 US/$22.00 CAD
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Neutrogena Saves My Skin!

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*Disclaimer: This is a personal beauty and makeup related blog. All opinions and reviews displayed on this site are solely my own opinion and I am not paid or endorsed for this review unless otherwise stated. The products listed in this post have been provided for my review as a courtesy, but in no way influences my honest review and/or opinion.

Even though we are into summer, I feel like winter is around the corner, and even with this hot California heat, my skin takes a beating to all the elements. Here are a few products from Neutrogena that I love!

Neutrogena’s hand cream gives my hands life! I love this hand cream, it’s super moisturizing and concentrated so you’ll find yourself not having to re-apply every 5 minutes with other “lotions” that make your hands feel drier. I love using this in the winter time when my hands feel so chapped and dry, their foot cream version works just as amazing!

The body oil from Neutrogena is also one of my favorites. It’s also a staple in my shower because it does a great job of keeping the rest of my body moisturized, soft, and supple. After a day at the pool or beach and getting your tan on, your skin can often feel tight and leathery, but a dose of their body oil can bring your skin back to life. I like mixing their body oil with my body wash to give me that extra oomph of moisture, or sometimes I like to apply it at the end of my shower and just gently towel dry so that it gets rid of the oiliness but still allows enough of the oil to seep through your skin. I also like that it has a light scent.

I have not tried the rain bath and shower gel yet, as it’s one of Neutrogena’s newest products in their line, but I cannot wait to give this a try. It just sounds like heaven and I can honestly picture myself taking a shower in the rainforest lol.

Another new product in their line which I am super excited to try is their Triple Repair Hair Treatment. I have long hair so it’s always a struggle trying to keep it healthy and from feeling dry and brittle. In addition, I recently dyed it from dark to a medium brown/blonde color so it’s always a challenge to find the right products that are right for you and don’t make your feel worse then it did before. This claims to mend split ends and breakage so I cannot wait to use this one either!

Neutrogena has been one of my drugstore favs since high school, so it’s exciting to see that they are coming out with new products. I highly recommend the body oil and hand cream, and their eye makeup removing wipes (not pictured). You can pretty much find Neutrogena products anywhere. What are your favorites?

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Review: Glossybox Subscription Box

I never jumped on the subscription boxes bandwagon. It’s sort of like those mystery bags you see in stores, where you pay $15 and don’t know what’s inside. I never liked those. I just always thought well what if I don’t like what’s inside? Then I just wasted $15 I could have use to buy something I actually like- or want.
I was sent a Glossybox to review, and I have to admit I was curious and excited to finally experience what all the fuss was about. I have a few blogger and beauty addict friends who are all about the ipsy and julep bags, and seem to enjoy that they have more hits than misses. The Glossybox subscription is $21 a month, and although it may be pricier than other subscription boxes/bags, read on to see why I think it’s worth it.
When I received it, my first impression in one word was: LUXURIOUS.
The packaging itself was very classy, it wasn’t sugarcoated with a sequined makeup bag, it was a nice box with a pretty ribbon, it came with a very helpful info card that detailed each product. I love that the samples are deluxe sample sizes, this definitely helps in giving us a good amount of time to actually try the product. One thing that annoyed me with samples from other places was that I felt it wasn’t a decent amount to actually see whether you would like it or not. I like that you can actually try designer products without breaking the bank.
For instance, the Tarte masacara I received in the box was actually FULL SIZE! That mascara alone is $23 at Sephora, and to subscribe is $21 a month and you get other samples to try out. Another fave was the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, my face has been a bit dry lately, and this brought my skin back to life. I have yet to try the mask, but I am a sucker for masks so I cannot wait to try it out!
Overall: If you are into subscription boxes and want to try luxury, deluxe samples, I suggest giving it a try. You can also cancel at any time- no commitment.

In my box I received:
– Sesha Skin Therapy Mask
– Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara in Black
– Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
– balanceMe shune on tinted lipgloss salve
– BVLGARI perfume 

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Review: LE Maybelline Matte Color Tattoos

Found these new Limited Edition Matte Maybelline Color Tattoos at my local CVS  (for $6.99) after endlessly searching every single store by me, I finally found them! I love matte finishes, I never used to and always leaned toward shimmery colors, but now that I am older and like more natural, everyday looks, matte finishes are right up my alley!
The shades I picked up are: Nude Pink, Matte Brown, and Just Beige
My favorite shade out of the three is Nude Pink, just because I think it’s gorgeous on it’s own, and goes well under any eyeshadow. Just Beige is also pretty because it’s neutral, and matches my skintone. Matte Brown I like for darker or smokier looks (or even for the brows!) because it has no hint of shimmer.
What are these used for? A lot of people use these pots as an eyeshadow base, to wear under eyeshadows to help them last longer throughout the day and to give your eyeshadows a little more oomph by having a similar color underneath it. You can use them on its own as an eyeshadow though it may be harder to blend since they are creamy. You can definitely even use Matte Brown for the brows or as a liner.
These are similar to the MAC Paint Pots, I did some comparisons below of Nude Pink with MAC Paint Pot in Girl Friendly. The Just Beige is similar to MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (comparison is in my video).
Overall? If you see them, grab them! These are awesome and have great staying power. Not to mention they are LIMITED EDITION!
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MATTE BROWN

JUST BEIGE

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