Here is a banner list of the companies I am affiliated with for quick shopping. With affiliates I make a small % commission of the sales. So thank you ahead of time, helping me support my blog and this is my full-time career. Time to get some Christmas shopping done! I am very proud of the companies I am affiliated with.
Octobers Sephora Play “The Cool Cut” box is really nice. Past few months I have not been pleased with the Play and was tempted to cancel the service. The only thing holding me back from canceling was the long waiting period to receive it in the first place. Honestly, I would be happy to pay another $10 to $15 a month to get some full sized products. And to be able to log in and add my Sephora points to my account without having to go to a Sephora store make a purchase in order to add the points. This was a purchase?
Anyways, I am happy with this month. Here is the listing of the items that came. If you haven’t received your box yet. STOP READING NOW! LOL Exit top right corner….. personally I hate spoilers.
The huge YSL in the center popped out at me like I had found a nugget of gold!
YSL Mon Paris Eau De Parfum Sample
Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask with Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat
Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel
Blinc Mascara Amplified
Belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Excellent products this month I will be using the Christophe Robin Hair Mask tonight!
I received Anjou Essential Oil Gift set this week complimentary for review. All opinions in this review are my own and always will be my own.
Anjou Essential Oils Gift Kit is an excellent starter set of six oil in all the primary scents.
Great for people starting out in the lifestyle of essential oils. Essential oils have many uses from aromatherapy to skincare to home decor. I use the oils for many reasons, I am new to the world of essential oils and this is the perfect starter kit for me. I was needing the primary oils, primary oils are the basic scents needed for a great collection.
The oils are 100% Pure and Natural. With no fillers or additives.
Certified 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil
This set comes with six 10ml bottles of:
- Lavender Oil
- Sweet Orange Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Lemongrass Oil
- Peppermint Oil
All essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, aragon, sweet almond and avocado oil) there are lots of variety of carrier oils out there to choose from. Personally, I use Coconut oil as a carrier or I put the oil in my diffuser which I use daily in the house. Each day I change out the oil for a fresh new scent making my house smell lovely.
I add a few drops of Lavender to my pillow and my husband’s pillows, which relaxes both of us and is excellent to help you fall asleep. The past few mornings my husband has been telling me about how he had such a great sleep the night before.
There are many books and information online about how to use Essential oils and their benefits. I have taken up the topic with a strong passion a very fun hobby to do. Skincare is my biggest interest right now. With this set from Anjou I can experiment for days.
The set comes in a nice strong box with a pull out tray that holds the oils in. Very nice piece to display in your home decor. And each bottle tells you the country of origin of each oil which I found interesting.
With Christmas around the corner, this would make a great gift for an oil lover or an excellent housewarming gift. When you purchase a set you can also receive their Essential Oils guide for free which is extremely helpful.
I look forward to trying many more of Anjou’s amazing products!
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Odylique is an all natural organic skincare company based in Suffolk, England. All of their products are made with the kindest of care, only best quality ingredients nature provides.The company strives to help people with skin care concerns, with the love of a mother’s touch in each bottle.
Odylique was created 30 years ago by Margaret, a mother trying to find a solution for her family’s eczema problems. Regular, conventional products were not helping. Professionally qualified in Herbal medicine and Aromatherapy, Margaret began mixing and creating these beautiful products. Margaret named her company Essential Care and recently renamed to ODYLIQUE meaning “Power of Nature“. The company was relaunched in 2003 with her Daughter Abi and husband Colin. I love family run business.
Such a beautiful backstory of Odylique. When I received my package from England this week I was so excited. I ripped it open like it was…
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Very excited to announce I have been accepted as a Sulwhasoo US Affiliate. The past few months I have fallen in love with Korean Beauty. The K-beauty market is booming and is so exciting to explore. Many of the products are very different than what we find here in North America. The secrets to generations of beautiful women from Korea are finally being released and shared with us ladies over the ocean. I have always found Korean ladies absolutely stunning, such natural beauty with flawless skin.
I am so excited I can share these products with you. Sulwhasoo is quality luxury that every lady needs to have on display on their vanity. And even better show it off on your beautiful skin.
Sulwhasoo’s Korean Herbal Medicinal Skincare began with the company’s founder, Suh Sung-whan. Growing up in Gaeseong, Korea, a city known for quality Ginseng he learned and helped his mother find best quality ingredients for her Camellia Oil business. Mastering his knowledge and heartfelt desire of the healing powers of Korean Medicinal Herbs. He has dedicated his life and passion to creating the best skincare products.
From their website:
“Since 1967, Sulwhasoo has made groundbreaking success and is gaining global popularity to this day. In 2004, Sulwhasoo advanced into Hong Kong, a city famous for its glistening nightscape and global name brand boutiques. Here, Sulwhasoo was ranked as Top3 Steady Sellers thus securing its position as a high-end luxury skincare brand. In 2010, Sulwhasoo made its North American debut, entering Bergdorf Goodman, the most luxurious department store in New York. The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream was selected as “BG Best Pick” garnering many fans in a city named one of the fashion capitals of the world. In 2012, Sulwhasoo expanded to Singapore’s Tang department store. One of the brand’s all-time best sellers, First Care Activating Serum, was ranked #1 in sales and has become a must-have item not only in Singapore, but throughout Asia and the United States.”
These are my affiliate links, I do receive a small commission from your purchase. So thank you in advance! I look forward to working with Sulwhasoo for a long time to come. Thank you Sulwhasoo ! Cheers, Tara
A few weeks ago I bought a bottle of Rosehip Oil from Eden’s Semilla, just on a whim as I had recently heard from a friend that it was good for your skin. I was doing a review of their Jojoba oil and loved the results so I thought let’s give this Rosehip a try. Up till then, I knew nothing about Rosehip oil. I have been using it on my face daily in the mornings and evenings as a moisturizer and then I rub the left over on the ends of my hair. I have seen a good change in my hydration levels on my cheeks and forehead. My fine lines have tightened up and are not as noticeable. The sun this summer was hard on my face, a lot more wrinkles, sunspots, freckles and in general overall aged look. I was really aware of my sunscreen usage this summer and wore a hat all the time. I spent most of the year working on repairing years of sun damage on my face. I think I might be just picky now this fall because I am closely aware of every mark on my face from all the work that past ten months.
My mission for this month is to get as much moisture back into the layers of my skin as possible, then back to repair serums to help with the sun spots.Then on to age repair and anti-age prevention measures. And I have to say tho I am very proud of my water intake! I drink 3 liters of water a day now and I feel wonderful for it. Amazing the simple benefits of our life juice H2O ! Went to the doctor today and he says I am down 25lbs from this time last year. He asked me what have I been doing different I couldn’t think of anything except for the water drinking. He was very pleased and said keep it up, its showing good results.
Back to the Rosehip Oil I am so pleased I decided to give it a try. My skin soaks up it right away and does not leave a greasy mess like coconut oil does. I love my coconut oil for sure but this is a nice change of routine and it smells nice, a slight smell of roses which is lovely before bed.
Rosehip Oil Facts:
Rose hip oil comes from the seeds of a specific variety of rose, Rosa aff. rubiginous a or Rosa moschata.
Rosehip Oil needs to be refrigerated or kept in a dark cool place in a dark colored jar.
For Skincare Rosehip oil used externally had natural primary benefits are, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A.
For Anti-Aging using Rosehip Oil on your face is considered one of the best oil’s you can use. The oil is full of antioxidants and the oil penetrates deep into the layers of the skin. A point I noticed on myself right away. The vitamin C stimulates Collagen production which in turn helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Sun damage ! The UV rays of the sun damage skin and cause photo aging. The results on the face vary from spots to wrinkles and discoloration. The combination of properties in rose hip oil seems to combat the damage. Sun exposure plays a role in decreased collagen. The oil is deeply moisturizing and aids in removing redness and irritation. These properties also make rose hip oil a possible treatment for facial rosacea and acne scaring reversing the damage over time.
So ladies out there with Rosacea please give this a try and let me know your results. I would love to find out !
Thank you mother nature for another of your miracle plants!
Hope you enjoyed the read, feel free to leave me comments.
I am happy to have been selected as a “1st generation Beautiful Pioneer” for the new Cupidrop Beauty website exploring the K-beauty world. Korean cosmetics has taken off like wildfire the past year, bringing us the most innovative and creative products to North America. I love being able to sample and try cosmetics from different cultures around the world. The launch of this website is a wonderful opportunity to try all these amazing products, review them and share with our friends and family.
My first product I have been sent is from Secret Key. I received a complimentary SELF BROW TATTOO TINT PACK which comes with a tube of eyebrow tattoo ink very similar to a liquid eyeliner product and a package of eyebrow stencils to create the perfect brow.
The eyebrow tattoo tint comes in several shades and once it’s applied can last on your brow between 3 to 5 days as long as you don’t intentionally wash it off. The liquid is not runny or goopy, is a good consistency to work with. Once you have applied it over the stencil you need to let it dry for about two hours or ideally overnight. So make sure you do this early in your get ready routine or even the day before if you are in a hurry.
It is waterproof and smudge free, makes it excellent for the rainy months coming up. Or if you are lucky and get to visit a beach this fall or winter holidays.
The stencil package has three brow shapes to choose from:
1) Chic brow, 2) Natural brow, or 3) Baby face brow. I found it easier to work with the stencil by using tape to hold it in place. Especially if you have shaky hands, took me several attempts to get it right. Just like mastering the wing, beauty takes practice and patience.
I am very happy with this product since I am not very good at mastering the brow.
Thank you, Secret Key and Cupidrop for sending me this product and choosing me to be one of the 1st Generation Beauty Pioneers!
You can find Cupidrop here at their website
make sure to sign up soon to get in on the action!
All products were sent to me complimentary for review and all opinions expressed are my own.
Since last November in 2015 after purchasing the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette that features 24 bright rainbow color shades inspired by vintage vinyls. I have had a hard time finding anything that compares to its colors, quality, and textures. I feel after that palette launch I was so spoiled by its greatness, Kat’s other palettes seem to fall short for me. Do not get me wrong though I am a true KVD fan 100% all the way. I have all of her palettes except the light and shade’s I haven’t splurged on those YET.
September 2016 my girlfriend bought me the Serpentina Palette the colors are so bright yet dark and edgy I find myself not wanting to touch it. Comes with eight pans and one container of a loose gold powder. It is a gorgeous piece of makeup art in my eyes and on my eyes WOW the shadows have glimmers of different colors in them. Example the Black “Ankh” has gold flecks with a slight tint of red in it. Makes for a great liner on both upper and lower lids.
“Hieroglyph” is an orangish copper lovers dream! I find out of this palette this color and the red “Bloodthirst” I use the most. At the time I was given this Palette I had just bought the ABH Modern Renaissance, I find myself not even touching that at all. Just does not compare in quality it’s already turned flakey and with tons of fallout. My Serpentina sits in my china cabinet in its box for safe keeping. A sign of a true KVD fan I would say. Proud of it I am.
Now in October 2016 Kat has released the MetalMatte Palette. Facing one direction the art on the front says Matte and turn it upside side and it says Metal. Very artistic and a super design by Kat, she is such an amazing artist. I could see lots of fan’s getting this tattoo on their arm. This “super” limited edition palette very long, heavy strong quality packaging with a great mirror. The palette is so long I couldn’t swatch it all on my little arm, it goes past my elbow to my middle upper arm. It comes in 22 stunning shades in two high-contrast finishes. Matte and her famous Metal textures. The palette is formed of two rows, the top row features all the Metal finish shadows which are amazing. And the bottom row, are Matte shades which pair up perfectly with the Metals. As with all of her shadows the powders are a soft buttery texture, very smooth, blendable and crease resistant. A little goes a long way. This is one aspect I love so much about her palettes is you really get what you pay for top quality and generous amounts per pan. These three palettes are going to last me years literally. I keep them all in their boxes when I’m not using them and in a fairly air tight cabinet to help them keep their moisture. I live in Arizona and I don’t want them drying out before I get max use out of them.
I bought the Everlasting Mini Lip Collection to go with it. I will write about these gorgeous lippys soon. !!
Here is where I would love to hear your opinion. Are you are Kat Von D fan? What is your favorite palette? What do you like or dislike? How many palettes do you own of KVD?
Leave me comments down below I would love to hear from you !
And everything is 100% Cruelty Free !!
Love you Kat
Cheers a loyal fan and customer Tara
You’ll love this useful and super helpful beauty Hack to fix broken powder with one simple trick that you never thought of. Did you ever find you loved makeup powder got broken into “powder” after putting in the handbag for days, how frustrating it can be! I usually dump it with heart-broken (the makeup powder, foundations and eye makeup palettes that I tried so many times to make it match perfect for my face makeup! Ohh…). Luckily a friend told me that there’s a simple and easy solution to fix broken powder using one ingredient – alcohol, I am so