IT Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!– November QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s that time again! Time for the IT Cosmetics QVC Today’s Special Vale! For November, we have the It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More- 6 piece collection! Warning: picture heavy!

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Look at the rainbow holo letterting! So pretty.

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All the products in their packaging.

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Everything out of the packaging.

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This is the New Heavenly Skin Full-Coverage Foundation Brush. It has this awesome spiral brush head! So, this is a really nice fluffy brush, it’s not very dense though. I tried it with liquid foundation and I find that it much too fluffy, it soaks up a lot of product. For liquid I would prefer a denser brush. I also tried it with the Celebration Foundation Illumination, which is a powder and it worked beautifully! It blends really nicely and picks up a lot of products when you swirl it in powder. Be careful though, because you can get a lot of loose powder if you do too much swirling.

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Celebration Foundation Illumination. This is in he shade Fair, because I am very fair. I really like this powder foundation. It doesn’t sink into lines and it doesn’t look cakey. I have drier skin and this actually works really well for me. It has lighter coverage, but it’s buildable. I like using it with round fluffier brushes, or the new brush in this set.

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This is Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment. I’ve been using this forever, and I use it multiple times a day. I love it, it’s super hydrating and feels really nice on the lips. I also love that the cap is magnetic!

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Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. This is my mom’s favorite mascara. I gave her a tube and now she cannot live without it. It’s super black and really does make your lashes longer and thicker.

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Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This is another family favorite, my grandma and I love it! It’s not too much and doesn’t look like you’ve used a pencil to fill in your browns. It’s very natural looking for any brow color. If you have lighter brows just use lighter strokes, if you have darker brows, use more pressure.

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Of course, you can’t have a superstars set without Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. This is another one that I use every day. It is my favorite concealer, I use it for my under eyes and basically anywhere else I need extra coverage. It’s great for all blemishes.

Overall, this is a great set. If you’re new to the brand, it has a great variety of products, all favorites. If you know any IT Cosmetics fans, this would make a great gift for the holidays!

This TSV is live right now! You can find it here, get it before it’s gone!

Lip Care 101!

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Sometimes lip care doesn’t even get on the beauty routine, so here are my lip care basics:

Exfoliate:

Exfoliating helps get rid of dry/ dead skin, which is always a good idea especially if you’re a fan of matte lipsticks. Matte lipsticks can often accentuate any dryness on the lips, so I always make sure to use a lip scrub before I wear anything matte. You can find lip scrubs everywhere these days, Lush has some great ones and I love the one from GlamGlow. You can even DIY your own.

Moisturize:

Lips, just like all other skin, need moisture. It’s really important to moisturize your lips after you exfoliate or just any time that they are dry, and especially in drier seasons, like winter, where the dry air and cold can wreak havoc on lips. I keep lip balm with me at all times. I have multiple in my purse, room, bathroom and even office at work. There are tons of choices for lip balm, from the classic Chapstick to the super popular (and cute!) EOS lip balm spheres.

The ways to maintain healthy, beautiful lips are among the most important beauty tips of all! Don’t ignore your lips, give them the love they deserve!

Switching Up Lip Products to Transition from Summer to Fall

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Those lazy days of summer are almost behind us and soon we’ll be moving into gorgeous fall weather. For a lot of ladies, that means a change up in their makeup routine, particularly when it comes to what they’re wearing on their lips. But if you’re not ready to let go of those last glorious days of summer, don’t fear! We’ve got some ideas here to help you make the transition beautifully, capitalizing on the summer lip products you’ve probably already been using all season long.

Stains

A stain is a style of lip product that is often used in the summer, as it holds up against high temperatures and lasts all day. It even stays on in the water, making it ideal for the pool or beach. Because it is often used in the summer, lip stain colors tend to be bright and punchy, like coral or hot pink. Transition your favorite stain from summer to fall by layering it underneath your favorite lipstick for a deeper, richer color.

Liners

Lip liner is a great product to start incorporating as the summer months end, as it takes whatever color you already wear and bumps it up a notch. Where as you may look for a soft, casual lip for summer, lining your lips in the fall adds definition and drama, giving a look that is perfect as the weather gets crisp. Bonus tip: opt for liners in autumn shades like burgundy, auburn and purple.

Matte Vs Shine

Think about the visual effect you want as we move into fall. Shiny lipsticks are common in the summer, but tend to fade as the temperatures cool off. A matte lip is much more suited to fall, which tends to lean to more muted colors or deep reds. If you can’t give up the shine, stick to shiny lipsticks in traditional fall colors and ditch the summery pinks.

Gloss

Gloss is a go to product for most ladies in the summer, as you can often apply your favorite gloss with nothing underneath and still achieve a long lasting look that really scores at the beach or poolside. EOS Lip Balm has been a consistent favorite when it comes to “going nude”. It’s not, however, such a hot look for fall. If you’re not ready to give up that fave gloss, just layer it over an auburn lipstick or a ruby red matte color. This way you’re moving into the fall palette while holding onto those last notes of summer.

IT Cosmetics It’s Your Customer Favorites 4-Piece Collection – 5 Piece Collection!– June QVC Today’s Special Value!

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It’s that time! IT Cosmetics is the Today’s Special Value on QVC today! Here is the It’s Your Customer Favorites 4-Piece Collection! Warning: picture heavy.

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All the pretties!

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Unboxed!

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This is the new supersize CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+. This is formulated with Drops of Light Technology, and is your anti-aging serum, moisturizing day crea. skin-perfecting primer, skin brightening serum, color corrector, full coverage foundation and SPF 50+ all wrapped up into one. And that’s a mouthful!

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It has a pump! That might just be one of my favorite parts.

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So, the consistency is pretty thick, very reminiscent to a full coverage foundation. If you compare it to the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, it is definitely thicker. To apply, I found it easiest to dot it around my face, then blend with a beauty blender or the new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush. It blends out nicely and very evenly. The coverage is medium but can be layered for full coverage. I use a little less than one pump for my entire face.

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Just so you can see those Drops of Light Technology…. it’s shimmer! You can’t really see it when you first apply, you just look dewy, but as it comes off throughout the day, the shimmer becomes more apparent.

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This is the new Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Lip Color Wakening Lip Treatment. It’s a hydrating lip treatment that contains essential butters and oils.

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It looks like it has a pink tint, but it’s clear like a lip balm. Something interesting about it…it smells like perfume! It goes on just like a balm, it’s hydrating but I don’t see any color payoff. One of my favorite parts is that the cap is magnetic! No worrying about this opening up in your purse! But a downside that I found was when applying, if you press too hard, it slides back into the tube. Not sure if it’s just the tube that I received though.

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This is Tightline 3-In-1 Black Primer-Eyeliner-Mascara… as the name states, it’s your primer, eyeliner and mascara all in one!

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The wand is super small, and that is so you can get it super close to the roots of your lashes, which lays pigment and ‘lines’ your top lash line. I really like this as a primer for other mascaras. I use this to lengthen my lashes, which it does really well, and it lines my lashes, then I top it with a volumizing mascara.

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This is the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush, it’s super soft, it’s not super dense but it is packed with bristles.

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Here is a comparison of the Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder brush (left) and the  new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting brush (right). You can see that the Pores Powder brush is rounder, more domed and denser. The Skin Perfecting brush is fluffier and a bit flatter.

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Size-wise the Pores Powder brush is just bigger overall.

I tried both with the CC+ Cream and found that the Skin Perfecting brush did work better with the liquid.

Overall, this is a great collection, I can totally see why these are customer favorites! You can find this set on QVC today, with special pricing! Go and check it out, these might become your new favorites too!

GLAMGLOW Poutmud Fizzy Lip and Wet Lip Treatment Duo Review!

I’ve been needing a new lip exfoliator for a while now, I was going o do a decent sized Lush haul for the holidays, but then I saw a review for this online and I knew I had to get it!

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You get two products (obviously, since it’s a duo lol). I love the packaging, it’s like fancy eos! So you get these two super shiny spheres and the products are inside. They have the logo on the front and the product name on the back, it was really hard to get a picture of the words on the metallic background.

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On the left you have Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment and on the right you have Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment.

First off, they are both minty! I was so happy! My favorite lip exfoliator from Lush is Mint Julep, so I was really excited for the mint.

Alright, so the Fizzy Lip. Here are the directions from the box: Pucker Up. Apply liberally & Massage onto lips for 5-10 seconds to pre-exfoliate. Gently massage with water to activate fizzing renewal action. Rinse with warm water. Use 2-3x per week.

And Wet Lip: Apply evenly to lips. Use day and/or night, as often as desired.

So I started using it the second I got it, hence the finger print in the Wet Lip lol. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and I love it. I use Fizzy Lip 1-2 times a week, depending if I’m going to be wearing any lipsticks, I may use it an extra time right before lipstick application. I use Wet Lip at least twice a day, once at night and once in the morning plus any extras in between.

Fizzy Lip does a great job exfoliating, it’s gentle but you can definitely feel a difference. Once you add in the Wet Lip it’s like a brand new pair of lips! Wet Lip is even a little tingly so you know it’s doing something when you apply it. I find that it really does a great job of moisturizing and you only need a little bit of product.

Overall, I love this set! So glad I found it! I think it was actually the last one in the Sephora I went to, definitely check if yours has it, I’m pretty sure it’s not available on their website anymore. Not sure if it’s anywhere else online. It retails for $39 and it’s worth it!

Have you tried this or any other GLAMGLOW product?

July 2014 Lip Monthly Unboxing and Initial Review!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review

The other day I received my Lip Monthly!

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First,  little about Lip Monthly before we get to the products– Lip Monthly is a service (like Birchbox and Ipsy) where you get a package of products delivered every month, with a focus on lip products.

Here’s what I received in my box!

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You get a card with all the product names, where to buy and some prices..wish they had the colors listed though!

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Here’s everything! I was confused about the John Frieda when I first saw it, but it explains on the card that this is the Monthly Mix Up. Really liked that!

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Appeal Cosmetics Red Light District. So beautiful. I’m not usually into reds, but I’m super excited about this one It’s a true red, not too blue based, but so pretty. I tried it on and it felt moisturizing, not drying and very comfortable on the lips. I’ll be doing a full review on this one and I’ll work on my lip swatches, I promise!

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City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Bright Pink. This was super moisturizing, even a little slick on the lips. The pigmentation is pretty good for a lip balm, it takes a few swipes to get it this bright though. It sheers out a little bit during application.

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City Color Cosmetics Lip Lush in Mahogany. A little dark for me, but I think it would work as a nude shade for darker skin tones. It’s very much like a crayon, not as smooth as a Revlon balm sticks but it has nice coverage. It’s not too moisturizing though.

I didn’t show the Revlon Lipgloss because I’m sure most of you already know what the applicator looks like and such. The Color is Sunbaked, which looks a little dark but sheers out to a nice your-lips-but-better color. Very glossy, not sticky. Classic Revlon lipgloss.

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  • City Color Lip Lush in Mahogany
  • City Color Lip Balm in Bright Pink
  • Appeal Cosmetics lipstick in Red Light District
  • Revlon Lipgloss in Sunbaked.

I actually really like everything that was in here, especially Red Light District. I will do some full product reviews, so stay tuned for that!

So value is approximately $35 (without the John Frieda) for all full sized products. Not a bad deal for a usually $10 box. Shipping was fast, and I actually got it a day earlier than my tracking info originally stated. It shipped on a Friday and I got it in the mail on Monday. Not sure if you have to pay for shipping, I’m assuming you don’t since it doesn’t state it on the website.

There are 3 options for this box: 1 month, 4 months or annual. The price for 1 month is $10, but you can use the code SUMMERLIPS to get your first box for $6.99. The 4 month option is $40 but you can get it for $36 with code LIPMONTHLY4. The annual option is $120 but you can get it for $100 with code 2FREE. The plans do renew automatically so just be aware of that.

If you like these kinds of sample services or lip products in general, I’d say check this out. You can get some more info on their website along with some testimonials.