Dec 2014 08

The future of makeup is coming, and it looks great!

Classic Scene Featuring Super Model Milla Jovovich In The Film "The Fifth Element"

Scene From The Film "The Fifth Element" Featuring Super Model Milla Jovovich.


We live in a very tech savvy world, all of our daily functions are either influenced or supported by a form of smart technology. These advancements in technology will continue to enhance our daily tools and functions. So it is inevitable that the future of beauty will include the merging of makeup and nano technology.

The videos above feature developing concepts for “electronic makeup”. These electronic makeup devices would eliminate the guesswork when applying makeup. This would allow makeup applications to be much easier, faster and more precise, which would enable you to achieve your desired result with more ease.

After watching the videos above leave me a comment below letting me know if you like this concept. Would you try electronic makeup?


Sophia Lenore

Nov 2014 05

Hey Guys!

Do you need a little help in the men’s beauty department?
If so, it’s OK, I’m here to help.
Women are very observant. We notice everything about a man’s appearance.
These things influence our decision to date you, or take you as a lover.
So, if you want to improve your status with the ladies; or if you want to be sexier for that special lady- this is the post for you.
Here are the basics:
Women like men that smell good,
Women like men that take pride in their appearance. 
Women like men that are clean and well groomed.
Guys, if you can follow these 3 basic guidelines to men’s beauty and grooming then there is hope for you!
A well groomed man is a sexy man. These male beauty and grooming tips will keep you manly, but make you sexier!

Let’s get started!


Tip #1

Get Rid Of Dry, Rough Skin

(hands that are too manly, are not sexy!)

So, your the guy with the “rugged” good looks, but you also have dry, rough hands. Sorry to tell you- but this is not good!
Here’s the problem-Although you may be delightful to look at, women cringe on the inside when you touch them with rough hands.
Guys, your hands should not feel like cheese graters. 
Women want to be touched by a man with soft hands. They don’t have to be baby soft, but they should not feel like sandpaper!
Guys, you need to find a safe and effective way to moisturize your dry, rough skin.
You don’t need an elaborate skin care regimen. Just warm up a little unrefined coconut oil or jojoba oil in your hands and apply that anywhere you have dry skin. Or, invest in a good moisturizing body-lotion.
Lotioning the entire body is a plus!
Mens beauty tips 2
If you want to go the extra mile; you can give the absorption a boost and increase your moisture intake by removing the top layer of dead, dry skin cells from your hands or body first.
Sprinkle a little baking soda into your regular face cleanser or shower gel (also you can add the baking soda to your hands each time you wash your hand instead of putting it directly into your cleanser bottle).



Tip #2

Improve the look of your Skin

(get the skin everyone woman wants to touch)

Cleansing your face with an exfoliant gets rid of dead skin particles and leaves your face feeling smoother and looking great. It can also help prevent black heads, acne, and ingrown hairs. The apricot scrub shown below doesn’t cost a lot money, and it works nicely to clean skin and minimize pores.

This stuff works great.


Apricot Scrub

This stuff works great.



Tip #3

Minimize Wrinkles

(keep it tight & masculine) 

Keeping your skin exfoliated (scrubbed), and moisturized will do a lot to minimize and prevent wrinkles.
The real key to youthful skin, though, is your diet (and hydration, of course).
What not to eat:
  • Cut back on meat and dairy products, which can age your skin. If you don’t think you’ll ever completely give up your “meat and potatoes” type of diet, you don’t have to. Just eat less meat (no more than once per day), and look for grass-fed animals, these are organic options.
  • Skip coffee and caffeinated tea because they can dehydrate your skin, among other problems.
  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners. Use Stevia or raw honey instead.
  • Fried foods (this one’s a no-brainer, right?)
What to eat more of:
  • Cabbage. It contains tons of vitamin C and some vitamin A, too, both of which help erase lines. It also detoxifies the blood, and the fiber helps push waste and toxins out of the body. Too many toxins in your body can actually show up on your face, making you look older than you are. Try eating some raw sauerkraut before dinner a few times per week.
  • Eat, or drink, pears to get rid of nasolabial folds. Just be sure you use organic pears and eat the skin, since that’s where most of the anti-aging nutrients are.
  • Watery vegetables or fruits help with hydration, which in turn will make your skin look more youthful.
mens beauty tips 3

Tip #4

Get rid of the under eye bags & dark circles

(the tired/wasted look is not hot! )

I understand that some eye problems can be a result of fluid retention, or stress (in addition to the more obvious lack of sleep) and not always due to partying.
Here is a way to flush out some of the fluid to improve the look of your eyes.
Munch on celery!
Celery works in two ways: it acts like a mild diuretic to encourage excess fluid to leave the body and it reduces stress hormones.
Mens beauty tips 4
To attack problems from the outside, you can freeze spoons overnight and then apply them to your eye area every morning.
Chilled raw potato slices placed under the eyes for around 20 minutes can help reduce dark circles because they contain catecholase, a skin-lightening enzyme.
If you’re especially worried about aging and dry skin around your eyes, you can try an all-natural eye cream.






Tip #5

Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

(nothing say’s “Kiss Me” to a woman like beautiful white teeth)

Here’s another reason to lay off the coffee and black tea. They stain. Avoiding them will help you maintain your bright smile.

One of the biggest things women notice when they first meet a man, right after smooth, clear skin, is a gorgeous bright smile. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female this is important.

Michelle Phan has a DIY recipe that uses strawberries to whiten teeth.

One word: strawberries.  That’s right – according to Michelle Phan and, strawberries contain malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth.  Next time your teeth need a pick-me-up, give this easy DIY treatment a try:

1 strawberry
½ tablespoon baking soda


1.) Crush the strawberry to a pulp-y consistency

2.) Add in baking soda until blended

3.) Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth

4.) Leave on for 3-5 minutes

5.) Rinse and brush thoroughly with toothpaste

6.) Floss out any stray strawberry seeds :)


NOTE: It’s best to apply this treatment only once a week – the acid can damage the enamel on your teeth if you overdo it.

No matter how often you clean your teeth, they can become stained from drinking tea, coffee, smoking, and eating certain foods. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, but the cheapest and most common option is to use a whitening toothpaste: although it might take a little longer than other methods, it will give you a brighter smile in two to three weeks.



Tip #6

Manicures for Men

(Men with manicured hands are hot!)

Manicured nails look great on anyone!
When you’ve got black stuff crusted underneath your nails, your not turning any woman on!
When a woman encounters a man with uneven, dirty nails, she’s wondering where has that hand been?! 
Guys, this is not something you want.
Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to get yourself a good manicure. Your mother and your sister, if you have one, have been doing their own nails for years, and I am sure that they will gladly help you: all you have to do is ask. Plus, these days men go to nail salons to get their nails done all the time, so don’t think twice about it.

To enhance your well-manicured nails, a spot of clear nail polish or varnish will make them look even cleaner.

The Male Manicure





Tip #7


(all women like this!)

To shave, or not to shave is a matter of personal taste; if it feels right, then go ahead and do it, but if it doesn’t, then don’t. 
You can manage hair growth on body parts by trimming the hair now and then with scissors or an electric groomer, taking care not to endanger your chances of having children in the future.
If you do plan on removing unwanted body hair, read this article on manscaping for additional tips, there is also a video in the link for the first-timer.

Tip #8
Lose Weight with an Alkaline Diet
To lose weight, you need to give your body the best fuel, and eat foods that will help push the toxins out.Once you start to focus on whole, cleansing foods, your body will begin letting go of the fat that’s there to protect you from the chemicals and toxic waste you’ve accumulated from poor eating habits.Eat more foods that steer your body into a more alkaline state, which will help you drop the pounds more rapidly. Be sure to get more of these in your diet:
  • Leafy greens (including sea vegetables)
  • Ripe fruits
  • Sprouts
  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Alkaline-forming grains, like quinoa and millet

You may also want to consider having a gravity-centered colonic to remove some of that old, acidic waste (never use laxatives for this purpose).

Consider incorporating a high alkaline diet along with moderate exercise into your lifestyle. Also, eat less fried and sugary foods.

Being healthy on the inside reflects on the outside guys!



When you look good, you feel good, and you are oozing confidence. Then all that is left is to enjoy your life.

If you need a product suggestion, or if you have a questions about this post, or about anything mentioned in this post leave a comment below.



Sophia Lenore

Oct 2014 08
Smell that, people? It’s the sweet aroma of a fresh New Year on the horizon.
Yes, I know we’re still over 2 months away from the New Year; however there is no denying that a New Year is closing in.
I am counting the days to a New Year filled with new and exciting beauty products.
Judging by all the great new beauty products that hit the shelves this year, I predict that it will only get better, and 2015 is going to be a stellar year for primping.
I’ve rounded up 12 of the best beauty products of 2014. 
l compiled my list based on this years new launches that promises to change the way we do our hair, makeup, and skin care.
These products introduced us to new formulations, groundbreaking technologies, and covetable colors that changed the game in 2014.
So, let’s recap some of the best new beauty products that fell from heavens this year.
By the way, if you had the chance to try one of the products on my list, please feel free to leave a short product review. 
I would love to hear your feedback about the product.
Did you love it, or hate it? And why?
OK. Let’ get started!



Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel
Scented Nail Polish Finally Grows Up!
This was the first time fragranced nail polish seemed glamorous (in the past, they tended to be scented and coloured like candy, and were marketed more to our inner five year olds).
The line is divided into three sub ranges.
There’s the Fruits & Florals, which are largely bright and cheery shades in opaque finishes.
The Sweets & Spices, which are richer hues, mostly in shimmering finishes.
The Freshes, which are all about the cool pastels and a variety of fun finishes.
Each shade is inspired by a certain smell – and the colour corresponds to the smell.
For instance, the color “Wild Violets”, is a glamorously dark purple that really does smell like the pretty powdery flower.
It also has a gorgeous retro feel to it – like you’ve dipped your fingers into a vintage pot of violet-fragranced face powder.
If you try it-
It helps to start with a base coat, and then apply two very thin layers to get the most intense effect. 
Skip the top coat if you want to get the full effect of the scent.
If  you use a top coat, you’ll probably find that the perfume has trailed off after 24 hours or so.
This isn’t meant to be a long-lasting formulation. So, I would suggest using this product on special occasions, when you want to smell fabulous all over, even down to your finger tips.
Bare Minerals 7-day-detox

Bare Minerals 7-day-detox

Bare Minerals 7 Day Skin Detox 
Presenting The Dummy-Proof Peel 
Younger, brighter skin in 7 days? Yes, please!
And that’s exactly what BareMinerals 7-Day Detox Mineral Brightening Peel promises to deliver.
According to BareMInerals, this week-long series of treatments will deliver your best skin ever – brighter, clearer, smoother and more evenly toned.
Each vital targets a specific skin need and then builds upon the previous day’s benefits. The system is comprised of BareMinerals’ proprietary ActiveSoilTM Complex and uses ingredients such as exfoliating acids, hydrators and Kombucha Black Tea.
The overall process claims to rapidly detoxify, reinvigorate and reinforce your skin’s support network for visible results.
Sounds fantastic, right? But does it really work? Or is was it just another hyped-up product? Here’s my review…
Yes! It works! Upon purchasing we (me, and my test dummy-girlfriends) saw that BareMinerals claims in their studies that 100% of women saw results after trying the 7-Day Skin Detox Mineral Brightening Peel. And to be honest, we didn’t believe them. But boy did they prove us wrong.
After our own product testing, we have to agree, and also conclude that 100% of us saw results in just 7 days. In fact, we started see results right away!
We each had varying skin issues, and some had more peeling with the system than others. But the overwhelming conclusion is that we do indeed have brighter, clearer and more evenly toned skin after using the products for 7 days.

 If you try it:

  • Because some minor skin-peeling may occur, try to plan your detox during a low-key week. We started on a Tuesday and finished on Monday.
  • Limit your sun exposure. You should always wear sunscreen, but especially while using this product. And also for about a week or so after.
  • The system is comprised of 7 small vials of liquid (numbered 1-7) and 7 cotton pads. The cotton pad has both a smooth side and a slightly textured side. Depending on your personal preference you can use one side or both.
  • Each day: 1) wash your face 2) pour one vial (use them in numerical order 1-7) onto the cotton pad 3) swipe all over your face, neck, chest, even the backs of your hands.
  • The system has everything your skin needs for 7 nights, so take a break from your other serums and moisturizers.
And that’s it – brighter skin is just 7 days away!
Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme
Claims to be: The First Shampoo that won’t F*uck up your hair!
Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme is an un-shampoo.
It is formulated without a trace of detergent. It contains pure Aloe Vera, and essential oils for smoother, silkier, shinier hair.
Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme works awesomely on all hair types – fine, thick, course, curly or straight. It is amazing on color treated hair – practically zero fade!
It is simple to use, and over time it restores hair to a state that most people can only dream about.
All that, and it is biodegradable, so it doesn’t pollute our water! 
So a little background on this product:
  • It’s not technically “shampoo” so it doesn’t produce any suds.
  • It IS, however, meant to replace your shampoo. And conditioner.
  • It doesn’t have any sulfates, so it won’t strip your hair of it’s natural oils and nutrients like regular shampoo will over time. (Seriously – no matter how expensive and luxurious your shampoo is, it WILL strip your hair eventually)


If you try it:

This product has a an extremely powerful minty scent.
If you have allergies, or if your sensitive to strong scents, be very careful, or keep some Benadryl nearby.
Once the hair is dried, there is zero mint smell left behind. Which is a plus!
If you have very thin hair, after using this product your hair may become stick-straight, and lacking in volume. But if you add a few spritzes of Bumble & Bumble sea-salt spray into the hair after shampooing, allow hair to air dry, and your volume/wave is easily restored. 
Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer

Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer

Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer
Redken Got A Major Makeover This Year!
For thick-haired people whose blowouts take foooorever (or for anyone in a hurry), a few spritzes of this blow-dry primer really does cut drying time: It shaved ten minutes off our curly-haired tester’s blowout.
The formula doesn’t weigh down hair or make it feel greasy, plus it can help you get an extra day out of a style.
Cuts down drying time and protects hair from heat damage.
If you try it:
This spray can be drying on coarse hair, leaving it more stiff than silky.Make sure you use a rich conditioner before using this product.
Don’t be put off by the scent: It’s not the most pleasant (a somewhat chemical floral) but it’s gone by the time you’re finished blow-drying.
Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer,

Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer,

 Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer
Alphabet Creams Get Even More Effective
For a primer that has “luminous” in the name, I was expecting a glowing, radiant finish.
Instead, Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer SPF 15 sets to a more muted matte, pink tone that is supposed to “help skin look brighter and combat the appearance of dull skin”.
To a minor degree, the pinkness does even out sallow skin, if you consider the whitish-pink cast it leaves.
However, the biggest difference I noticed was that the skin looked lighter, and slightly pink, which isn’t necessarily flattering for all over use, plus it doesn’t work for all skin tones, especially darker skin.
  • Enlivens sallow skin.
  • Semi-matte finish has slight blurring effect on imperfections.
  • Fragrance-free formula.
  • Mineral-based broad spectrum sunscreen is gentle for use all over the face.
  • Whitish-pink cast isn’t necessarily flattering for all over use or use on all skin tones.
  • Makes skin look lighter which may not be what you’re going for.
  • Not as luminous as you’d expect from the name.
  • SPF 15 is below the standard recommended by physicians worldwide.
  • Light-sensitive ingredients (such as antioxidants) can break down due to transparent packaging.
  • Not flattering on darker skin tones.
If you try it:
You must use a sunscreen with this product! Or at least pair it with another product containing an SPF 20.
Even though this provides broad spectrum sun protection (from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide), SPF 15 is below the standard recommended by physicians and dermatologists worldwide (it should be at least SPF 20+).



La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream
Skin Care Goes All Survival-Of-The-Fittest 
When you look at the label for this pricey cream, you might wonder what exactly makes this different from the other anti-aging moisturizers sold by La Prairie.
Well, according La Prairie, this product harnesses the power of “Swiss Cellular Ice Crystal” technology.
La Prairie claims that taking the extracts from flowers able to survive in the harsh environment of the Swiss Alps, and putting them in this formula will infuse your skin with the same environmental resilience these flowers exhibit in their natural habitat.
OK. This product does have an array of beneficial ingredients, including emollients, antioxidants, amino acids, and skin-identical ingredients.
These ingredient are definitely capable of making your skin look and feel younger. 
I found the product to be ultra hydrating and really nice to use.
The cream is thick, yet silky, so it applies quite nicely and absorbs into the skin rapidly.
  • Contains a good mix of emollients, antioxidants, amino acids, and skin-identical ingredients.
  • Good for all skin types.


  • Contains horsetail extract, which can be irritating and constrict skin.
  • Packaged in a jar, so the beneficial ingredients will break down as they’re exposed to light and air.
  • Absurdly overpriced for what you get.
If you try it:
Be aware of the price. It is $300 for a 1 ounce jar. So, see if you can get a free sample first.
It is a really great product, however I know that the price is not for everyone. 
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum

Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum

Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum
You Can Spray Your Hair Into Health.
This is the first spray serum with SMART Keratin and brilliant shine.
SMART Keratin specifically targets hair strands that are dry and damaged, giving deep penetrating conditioning where it’s needed and keeping weight off the rest.
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum is a leave-in conditioning spray for hair.
After using this product, the result is a high gloss, smooth, polished style that looks healthy — never greasy or sticky.
Unlike many conditioning treatments, this spray feels light, but it’s powerful enough to hydrate dry, damaged, and color-treated hair.


  • Smoothing serum complex contains Active Argan Oil infused with Superfruit Indian Gooseberry to revitalize and brighten dry, distressed hair.
  • Natural sunscreen locks out humidity and the damaging effects of heat and UV.


 Pump into palm. Use sparingly, a little goes a long way.
For a smooth blow dry: Apply to damp hair for supreme smoothing and frizz control.
If you use it as an oil Treatment: Apply to damp hair to soften, revitalize and rejuvenate.
For a more defined style: Apply to dry hair to smooth frizz and define style.
If you try it:
You should love it! 
John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, $12.99

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss
Your At-Home Hair Color Never Looked So Good.
I couldn’t get over how easy this stuff was to apply!
You put it on in the shower, kind of like a second conditioner, with each treatment taking only three minutes…no waiting with a timer in hand and towel around your neck required.
It looks like a thick, colored gel, but unlike some harsh at-home dyes, the formula didn’t irritate my sensitive scalp or leave icky chemical smells lingering in my locks. Bonus! 
After just a couple treatments, I noticed a big boost in shine and overall smoothness.
My color didn’t look altered in any way, just perkier and fresh, leaving me breathing a little easier while in between actual hair color appointments. 
What it does
The John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss is meant to be a supplement to be your regular hair colouring routine.  
It helps to restore the look of your hair post-dye by helping to re-add the pigments that are typically washed out after colouring.
It promises to refresh your hair when your in between color appointments for a boost in colour and shine.
The product is designed to be used as a weekly “at-home-salon” treatment. 
Bonus: It’s ammonia and peroxide free!
If you try it:
Be aware, that this is not a dye! It is a treatment.
After applying this product, you must wash your hands with soap.
The product does have some pigmentation to it, and as with hair dye, it can stain. 
Neal's Yard Remedies Lengthening Mascara

Neal's Yard Remedies Lengthening Mascara

Neal’s Yard Remedies Lengthening Mascara
A Natural Mascara That Really Delivers
Dial up the drama with this natural curl-enhancing and lengthening, mascara.
Neal’s Yard’s mascara is made from 100% natural ingredients and is 78% organic.
This product is formulated with argan oil, aloe vera and coconut oil, this luxurious formula glides on clump-free thanks to the fine-toothed application comb and seriously lengthens lashes.
After using this product my lashes looked, natural yet impressive, as my lashes certainly look far longer.
The bonus of using this natural mascara left my lashes beautifully nourished, conditioned and protected.
If you try it:
Expect natural looking lashes.
If you are looking for that thick, full faux lash look, this is not the product for you.
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation and Sponge

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation and Sponge

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation and Sponge
Full Coverage Finally Looks Like Skin.
If you’re looking for the fresh and dewy look, this is the foundation for you!
You can skip the highlighting powder with this foundation because it’ll instantly give you that effect.
The consistency of the foundation is very thin and lightweight, yet creamy and easily blendable.
Because of the light texture, I didn’t expect it to cover much, but I was really surprised to see that with a small amount, it has a solid medium coverage that is buildable to full – or with less product, it provides a nice skin-like light coverage.
It looks very fresh and glowing on the skin and to me looks like a tinted moisturizer, but with more coverage.
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation lasts fairly well throughout the day (about 8-9 hours) even without a setting powder.
However, I find that this foundation can slightly highlight my pores, and by the end of the day the foundation will have faded a bit.
The product does give a skin-like finish. Not just any skin. Dewy skin.
If you have dry, dull skin, and you want something that can add a glow and KEEP a glow for hours, under any lighting condition, this is the product for  you!
This isn’t a long-wearing foundation, and isn’t designed to be, unless you have dry skin, in which case an oil-based foundation will actually adhere to the skin and look better longer.
The soft focus effect and conditioning formula will also soften and plump up the skin, so this could be a very nice one for mature skins.
If you have normal skin and like a strong glow, it works too. Dust a little translucent powder onto the T-zone and under the eyes and just leave the rest of the face glowy.
While Shu lists this as being suitable for all skins, the formula is designed not to set and “dry down” the way oil-free formulas do, so it will have a tendency to slide and crease on oily/combination skins.
The glowy finish is probably also not that good if you have raised blemishes because any sheen will highlight uneven textures and bumps.If you only have blemishes on select areas, make sure you mute the sheen in those areas with the pointed end of the sponge, and powder.

Recommended for…

Those with normal to dry skin, or more mature skins who want to achieve that naturally radiant, youthful, supple effect without shimmery highlighters.


The nifty thing about the sponge, aside from the durable, antibacterial material and the handy groove in the middle, is that the two ends are actually made with slightly different finishes to give you a different effect.

Step 1: The flatter, rounded side is modeled after the Shu “Botan” brush, and designed to repel oil from itself. This allows it to create a polished finish when you gently tap foundation onto the skin.

Step 2: On the other end, the pointed tip is created with a different sponge coating to lift excess oil from the skin surface.

Tip: You tap foundation all over, and then you use the pointed side to get into corners, and to dull down the shine where you don’t want it. Usually the T-zone, and areas where your face creases more from movement (by the nose, around the corners of the eyes, etc).

Cleansing: The sponge is durable and can be washed and re-used for a long time. I don’t use the beauty blender, so I can’t make a comparison but I did find it very difficult to get all the foundation stains out, maybe because the sponge is so fine-grained. But take my opinion on this with a pinch of salt because I don’t use sponges often. (I have a compulsive need to wash them after every single use, which wears them out faster.)

 If you try it:
This foundation is not oil-free.
The secret to the fresh reflective “glow” this foundation provides is a blend of non-allergenic, non-comedogenic mineral pigments and liquefied pearls suspended in macadamia oil-infused base. It is designed to be VERY reflective and dewy.

I recommend sticking to the included sponge. This hand-finished lightbulb shaped sponge was designed specifically for tapping and creating a glowing finish with the fluid foundation.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation

Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation

Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation
You’ll Have The Mousse — Trust Me!
Transform your skin to its ideal complexion with this nutrient rich, full coverage foundation.
This surprisingly lightweight mousse formula glides onto your skin as a decadent cream, and transforms into a velvety matte texture.
It blends seamlessly.
Marvelous mousse finishes as a lightweight, full coverage powder for a flawless finish everyday. 
It is simply the most buildable, yet natural looking foundation I’ve ever tried.
The Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation is constructed of coconut water, and vitamin extracts to maintain optimal moisture levels, Indian ginseng to soothe the skin, and amino acids to improve the skins ability to stay hydrated.
This product is also mineral oil free. It is OK to use if you have combination to oily skin.
The feel of this foundation is extremely lightweight on the skin – it stayed looking satin on me – not flat-matte, or mask-like, and it’s not oily.
It really seemed to blend seamlessly into the skin, and the rest of my makeup applied beautifully on top.
Because of the slight bit of added effort that is required during the application process, I will probably reserve this product for nights out, or special occasions where I really want a flawless and long-lasting finish.
The cool thing about this product is if you apply it only in focus areas, it could be an excellent solution for a everyday natural makeup as well.
In many ways this is the most versatile foundation I’ve used.
It’s the perfect foundation to pull off only applying foundation where you need it, leaving ‘good’ parts of your skin natural. Magic people!
If you try it:
This is not a foundation that does your whole face in seconds. 
I suggest you work in small sections to achieve the level of coverage you need/want in any particular area of  your face, herein lies the genius of this product. 
If you have marks/scars to hide; just go over the problem areas with a few very thin layers, and the coverage will increase.
The finish will remain exactly the same – a natural satin/matte (though I wouldn’t say ‘powdery’ as the brand describes) that won’t look like there’s layers of product on your face.
If applied correctly, the end result will be, a completely non-cakey flawless coverage.
This product can totally cater to Your complexion.
Work in small sections, because this product doesn’t ‘spread’ particularly far.
Blended the sections with the flat top of a kabuki/buffing brush.  
It will become virtually undetectable on the skin, and offer impressive coverage at the same time.
MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow
The Naked Palette Gets Some Serious Competition.
Mac Eyeshadow x 15 Palette contains 15 warm eyeshadows.
There are two pre-filled neutral 15 x eyeshadow palettes available, one warm and one cool
Both palettes cover a broad spectrum of neutral tones, and both are equally strong when it comes to workable, wearable eyeshadows.
The big difference is basically the way the eyeshadow palettes can be used: the warm palette lends itself well to editorial work, whereas the cool palette is beautifully bridal with a selection of delicate cool creams and taupes.
Although rather pricey ($100 USD or $120 CDN) , I think you will appreciate the quality of the palette. 
Majority of the palette is very pigmented, creamy and easy to blend.
If you try it:
You should love it! 
Sep 2014 29
Cure for the Female hangover

Cure for the Female hangover

Life is too short to deny yourself the occasional party!

However, when a harmless night out with friends turns into a shot slamming, wine chugging night of debauchery, and you still have to work the next morning, what do you do?! How do you conceal the visual signs from last nights girls night out?

Well, you’ve come to the right place for advise.

Here’s how to get your shit together!

The cure for the female hangover

The cure for the female hangover











Step 1: Get going

Since there’s no time for dilly-dallying, take a power shower with a super invigorating body wash like Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel from The Body Shop. The wafting citrus scent will wake you right up!

Step 2: Salvage your skin

Instead of tussling with your face cream, primer, and foundation, rely on an all-in-one BB Cream, like Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector. It’s a tinted moisturizer that covers redness and unevenness just as well as a full-blown foundation.

Next, add a healthy wash of color to the apples of your cheeks with Dream Bouncy Blush by Maybelline. Available in 10 bright and beautiful shades, apply the lightweight gel formulation using a tapping motion with your fingertips for a seamless, natural-looking finish.

Step 3: Energize your eyes

Did you know that excessive alcohol consumption dehydrates your eyes? That’s precisely why they feel dry and look bloodshot after a wild night out on the town. For instant relief, lubricate them with two drops of your favorite redness-banishing eye drops.

Chances are your eyes are swollen and saddled with dark circles as well. De-puff and brighten your peepers with Lancome Beinfait Multi-Vital Eye SPF 28. Enriched with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, using just the tiniest amount of this treatment will help mask the unsightly effects of last night’s debauchery.

Your primping pièce de résistance? YSL Touch Éclat Radiant Touch. Loved by many industry professionals, this miracle concealer is the ultimate beauty essential—a click and a few swipes underneath each eye illuminates the shadowy area, leaving you looking like you caught much more than a few hours of shut-eye last night.

For a little bit of oomph, doll up your gaze with the length- and volume-inducing Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara. It gives your eyelashes a sexy false lash effect with just two coats.

Step 4: Master your mane

Don’t bother fussing with your hair; that’s what impeccable ponytails are for. Dampen your locks and palm a handful of Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel from your hair line to the nape of your neck. Brush hair into a low ponytail using a boar bristle brush, and tautly secure the base with a tress-tone elastic. Not only does it hold hair in place for hours on end, it also imparts a high, healthy-looking shine.


What are your tricks to erasing the visual signs of a great party, or a wild night out?

Share some of your beauty tips for concealing the signs of a hangover? Share. Help a girl out!

The cure for the female hangover

The cure for the female hangover














For more product suggestions based on hair type, or skin type, ask me by leaving a comment.

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Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Line

If your the type of trendy mama who likes the look of a lipstick, but you want a little more moisture, try this totally chic long-lasting lip stain. Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain to be specific.

It’s a matte lip color in crayon form.  If your like me and you love the look of a perfectly stained pout, this is a great product to try.  Never before will your lips felt so cushioned and minty from something so matte. In addition to drastically boosting the moisture content of your lips by a whopping 6000% after 28 days of use (seriously), the stains are ultra-flattering and a delight to wear, thanks to a peppermint oil-infused formula.

And the color intensity compared to lipstick?  Out. of. this. world.  Colors Fiery and Lively look AMAZING on brown skin complexions and it is sooo easy to apply. In a nutshell: you need this product! Try them today: you won’t regret it!

Amanda Seyfried in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Amanda Seyfried in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain




















If you cannot find Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip products here are some other suggestions

1. Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24,
This product is my total fave, and I swear by its moist but long-wearing color. It has a subtle shine; not too glossy, yet the color doesn’t budge through a power dinner.

2. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($16,
Next on my hit list is this buttery smooth balm, which leaves a hint of shine and lovely light color.

3. Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color ($19,
This color is creamy and sparkly and smoothes around lips like a liner, and then glides on to fill in the lips with rich shades of love.

4. Buxom Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick ($18,
This is a great 3-in-1 product that acts like a liner, a lipstick and plumps up your pout at the same time.

It is trendy and smart switch to a stick, it will save you time and money.

If you did not know…now you know.


Sophia Lenore

Rachel Bilson in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Rachel Bilson in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Kelly Roland in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Kelly Roland in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Nia Long in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

Nia Long in Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain

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