Tuesday, November 21, 2017

OGX Sparkling Cider Shampoo/Conditioner

Each year at the Holidays OGX releases seasonally fun scented shampoo and conditioner.

This year they partnered with Kandee Johnson for three fragrances.

Sparkling Cider is very fragranced and packs a hit of  warm cinnamon along with a little fruity apple. It smells great and does leave a lingering scent on your hair. I'm still on the fence about how I feel having scented hair but I do love the smell of the shampoo.

OGX products work great for my hair and these are no different. You get moisture and  light conditioning for soft, but not weighed down hair without sulfates. If you  have very dry hair, you might find you need something heavier or more conditioning ( I rec their Coconut Miracle Oil), but normal to slightly dry should do well.

OGX Holiday Sparkling Cider, Candy Gumdrop  and Frosted  Sugar Cookie are  available at Wal Mart and Ulta for $ 7.99 per bottle.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Karity Nude and Rudes Eyeshadow Palette

Have you heard of Karity Beauty yet ? It was new to me but so worth checking out .

The brand was founded by Isaac Rami as an antidote to how expensive most makeup was.  He felt it could be done as well, at a better price and Karity was born. They also, and I truly love this part,  created  Palettes For Paws and partner with local SPCA's. For every palette sold, Karity donates a meal to animal in need. Their makeup is also 100% cruelty free and vegan.

decadence, rockstar,butterscotch

So what about the makeup you ask? Well, I have the Nudes and Rudes palette and it's just about become my favorite. These shadows are so creamy they apply and look/feel like a cream. Smooth, easily blended with deep pigment that lasts well. Oh and even the shimmeriest shade has almost no fallout. 

Nudes and Rudes has so many great colors, it is not one of those palettes where most of the shades won't get used. These are all ones to wear. Some are shimmer, some are metal, some are matte, all are gorgeous. The quality here is high end all the way.

If you don't like any of the pre-done palettes, you can grab an empty magnetic one and buy individual shadows  (only $4 each) to fill as you wish.

There are also contour and lip palettes as well as very nice quality brushes incredibly priced. Some are only $4.

Karity is online based and shipping is also well priced. Free over $ 35, only $ 3.50 otherwise.  hey will ship Internationally  too.

Karity 15 Nudes and Rudes Palette is $ 25 .

Friday, November 17, 2017

Boots No 7 Forever Flawless Brush Set

Boots No 7 has some fabulous ( and well priced) gifts this holiday season. Last week I showed you the  Glamourous Nudes Eye Palette.  Also new is this cute brush set.

With the Forever Flawless Brush set you get 4 teal handled travel sized brushes in powder, foundation, eye shadow and angled liner along with a sequin mini zip top bag.  This is nicely packaged and the brushes are soft with good sized heads.

The bag measures approx. 5  1/4 x 4 inches. Just enough to hold the brushes or some lipstick and powder and tuck into a larger bag or carry on it's own.

At  $ 12 it's hard to go wrong here.

Boots No 7 Forever Flawless Brush Set is available at Walgreens in stores and online.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chanel So Close Blush

So Close is  Chanel's Winter/ Holiday blush from Collection Libre.

It's an unusual choice for a cold weather collection, it looks very Summer and I'll admit I had my doubts  even though I can wear oranges.

But it pays to try and test , because I've ended up really liking it . It gives a brightening, warm pop of color that is welcome  right now when the little tan I had is fading.  I am light , not super pale, but fair and  I use a light hand but it's also not as pigmented on first pass as it looks it would be. It has very light golden shimmer but has semi matte /satin finish that blends and sheers out easily. My swatch is a couple layers without much blending.

I can't say I'll wear this all the time, but it's a fun shade to have around and works nicely against a light/medium eye and nude lip. If you have darker skin , it will probably look even  better.  If you love the look of So Close, don't be afraid to give it a try, you may surprised as well.

Chanel So Close Blush is $ 45 and LE.