Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Trek To Finding The Perfect Lip Gloss

Lip gloss is a beauty item that I can NOT live without.  It's also one of my most discarded items because finding a good one ain't easy.

My number one concern: what's in it.  Many lipsticks, glosses and balms contain animal-derived ingredients that may not be so obvious to many.

Other main concerns:  quality of the gloss, is it sticky, long-wearing, flattering, etc. all of which require a test drive.

Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss meets all my criteria nicely.  Since discovering the Lucrative Lip Gloss a week ago I've been wearing it daily and I must say my lips have never looked so good.

The Lucrative Lip Gloss contains plant-derived ingredients and is gluten free!

Lucrative Lip Gloss by Younique   

The lip glosses are highly pigmented, but don't be afraid to go dark.  I'm wearing the darker red gloss and the color is sheer enough so that it's not overpowering.  It's actually very flattering.  The gloss itself isn't sticky  and wears well all day.  Even after eating, I noticed my lips retained a lot of the pigment, which is out of the ordinary as far as glosses are concerned.  

I also wanted to point out the application tip. Probably due to the slant, I'm able to apply the product with a lighter hand.  This not only works to get a more flattering look, but saves me from wasting extra, unused product.   As you can see from the above photo, each gloss contains a mirror.  I personally love this feature because my lip gloss is transit!  For me this is such a practical feature.

The glosses retail for only $15 a pop, I don't know of anyone that would disagree that that's an amazing value.   You can also find a value pack of three for $40,  a five dollar savings.

To find your perfect colors or for additional info visit  Rachell at Younique


One winner will win their choice of three lip glosses!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nexus Of Entertainment Sweepstakes

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  Are you a fan of Budget Earth? We are! For years, they have been giving their readers not just amazing giveaways, but recipes, health articles, and some of the most detailed product reviews. They are proud to be a blog that you can trust, and to celebrate their reaching over 32,000 Facebook fans and nearly 20,000 Twitter follows, they want to give something back to their readers. As a thank you, they are giving away a brand new Nexus 7 tablet! Since Susan from Budget Earth is paying for this tablet itself, it will be shipped as soon as there is a verified winner, meaning you might be starting fall sitting back and enjoying a pumpkin latté at the end of this month with your new tablet! Ready to enter? Make sure to read all the rules below before you enter the Rafflecopter. All entries will be checked and verified, so no cheating everyone (don't worry, we know most of you are honest).

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Best Face Firming Ingredients In Skincare

As a beauty blogger I've often received emails concerning the best products for firming skin.   I always advocate wearing SPF, since over exposure to the sun breaks down collagen as well as other premature aging catalysts.  Staying moisturized, both internally and externally, is another must for keeping skin hydrated and dewy and preventing winkling.  When it comes to skincare, I found there are ingredients that provide both instant and long term benefits.

 DMAE,  Dimethylaminoethanol, has shown very promising research.  One study found DMAE to  increase dermal thickness and collagen fiber thickness when applied topically and another study found diminished wrinkles, sagging neck skin, under eye dark circles.  The over-all study concluded that DMAE increases skin firmness and improves muscle tone.

  What to look for in a good DMAE skincare product?

 The studies that were conducted used a product 3 to 5%  DMAE

DMAE Fluid by Reviva Labs contains 5% DMAE

Reviva Labs DMAE fluid contains high-potency 5% DMAE.    A simple, inexpensive product that makes all the difference. The benefits are immediate as well as long term.  Skin is immediately tightened, dark circles and bags noticeably diminished.  The fluid absorbs quickly into the skin and is easy to incorporate into any skincare routine. What about elastin in skincare? Like collagen your skin contains elastin.  The difference is in the protein as well as the actual function, collagen necessary for skin firmness and elastin for skin's bounce or elasticity.  After the ripe old age of 25 you're skin starts to lose elastin.  While many debate the efficacy of elastin in skincare, Reviva Labs carries a very promising product.

High Potency Elastin Serum by Reviva Labs contains a high concentration of elastin 

Like the DMAE Firming Fluid, the High Potency Elastin Serum provides instant and long term skin benefits. Goes to work immediately to tighten skin.  Really packs a punch when combined with the DMAE serum.  Especially in the throat area. Two serious products that really do work to firm the skin.

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