Monday, July 30, 2018

Chanel Quite Revolution Eyeshadow Quad- Fall 2018

Fall from Chanel is all about matte.  Even the casing on the palette is a chic matte black this time, not the shiny one we're used too. 

While I have mixed feelings about mattes for lips , I do like them for eyes and  this collection suits the season well . There are two quads  for the Fall collection, one featuring neutrals called Clair Obscur and the one I have Quiet Revolution , which has mainly deeper, bolder shades.

With this palette you get a rich dark green, a deep , bright navy , a graphite and a taupe shade. All will pop against the looks of Fall when we pull out the grey sweaters, camel coats  and black turtlenecks. 

As mentioned all are matte . They have good pigment with some fallout on the blue and green, and blend well. 

Chanel Fall is available now wherever Chanel is sold. 

Quiet Revolution Eye Quad is $ 61.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Softsoap Earth Blends

Softsoap always does  a great job with their fragrances and new releases.

For Summer it's Earth Blends and these even come in a new mini travel size to go  wherever your Summer fun takes you.

Earth Blends are paraben and  dye free .

There are three scent varieties and I have  the Coconut and Fig scent.  This has a very light scent that leans fruity fig, I don't get much coconut. There is less lather here than others from the brand  but is still plenty to get the job done. They are light feeling ,  rinse clean and don't dry out skin.

The fragrances come in body wash , bar soap and hand soaps . The other two scents are Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber  and Pomegranate & Plum. 

All are available at Wal Mart with prices ranging from 2.47- 4.97 for the full sized products. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked SPF 45 Protective Lotion

The second of  the two new Peter Thomas Roth  face products I've been trying is 
Max Mineral Naked SPF 45 Protective Lotion.

The  name gives you a clue , it's a lightweight mineral based sunscreen for the face. This has sheer ,light , non white , coverage that does perfect a little  with high protection  physical SPF of 45 making it a great base layer under makeup  or used on it's own. It adds light  moisture.  Enough for my normal to oily skin in this heat.  If you are drier you'll want a serum or cream underneath.

The lotion has a barely there tint that blends quickly in. For me it's not enough to wear alone as I like a good bit of coverage but it's worked really well under my foundation.  If you're more into a no makeup look or a tinted base , it does that too.  This is one of those  really works, easy to use , daily  products to add to your Summer routine.

Ingredients include Vitamins A, C and E , Safflower seed oil  with 1.93 % titanium dioxide and 19.24 % zinc oxide for sun protection.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked SPF 45 Protective Lotion is $ 38 for 1.7 oz tube at Peter Thomas Roth, Sephora , Macys and Ulta.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Gucci High Shine Lipstick

If you like your lipstick to be vibrant, full coverage and elegant in the old school way, then  check out Gucci's High Shine Lipstick.

This reminds of old fashioned lipstick with it's coverage and look but it's modern and ready to wear.

The pigment is full, rich and bold with a sheen that is slightly glossy.  It covers well in one swipe and feels very comfortable on lips. It's creamy but light , feels moisturizing and butter smooth.

The packaging is a slim wand case with the Gucci logo on the cap and in gold around the lipstick bullet . You twist from the bottom to turn up the color.

I have four of the eight shades  available shown in order- Ginger Rose, Heartbreaker, Temptation and Blossom.

Gucci High Shine Lipstick is $ 40 at Saks ( all shades don't look to be available right now ) and at 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Maybelline Summer Fundle Bundles On Amazon Prime Day

Maybelline and Amazon are partnering on these fun bundles, called Summer Fundles coming for Amazon Prime Day . 

There are four available, each with makeup and a Summer worthy accessory. 

Instant Glow-Up: an all in one kit that allows you to glow up in just minutes. Just add a dab of Master Chrome Highlighter to your cheekbones, swipe on the SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, pop on the colorful sunnies and you will shine brighter than the sun itself. In addition, with the lasting power, you’re good to glow on all day.
  • Includes Maybelline New York Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold, SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Pioneer and bright frameless sunglasses
  • Price: $24.99 ($35.00 value); Prime Day Price to be announced on Prime Day

Makeup Artist: a creativity-unleashing pack complete with the eight-shade Lip Studio Lip Color Palette, Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner for drawing the perfect cat eye, plus a crayon kit with colors to match the shades of the palette! Not to mention, a meme-filled coloring book for any beauty junkie.
  • Includes Maybelline New York Lip Studio Lip Color Palette, Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Black, crayon kit and meme-filled coloring book
  • Price: $19.99 ($30.00 value); Prime Day Price to be announced on Prime Day

Balm-y Day: a grab-bag you take straight from the Amazon box to the beach – with the lip-print beach blanket, a go-to tubes of Baby Lips Balm (hello SPF!), The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara and Baby Skin Primer, this bundle is perfect for a glamorous beach day.
  • Includes Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm in Dr. Rescue Coral Crave, The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser and lip-print round beach towel
  • Price: $29.99 ($40.00 value); Prime Day Price to be announced on Prime Day

Send Nudes: a palette lover’s pack to take yourself back to Art History 101 – toss The Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes in your Venus di Milo tote and swipe on some Vivid Hot Lacquer in Charmer for a sun’s out, buns out kind of day.
  • Includes Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer in Charmer and Venus di Milo tote
  • Price: $19.99 ($30.00 value); Prime Day Price to be announced on Prime Day
Available now at 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dove Anti -Stress Micellar Water Body Wash & Body Soap

Micellar water has been the word in facial cleansers for awhile . Now Dove is the first brand to bring it to bodycare in the US  with their new Anti- Stress Micellar line. 

Dove makes some of the best creamy cleansers and I am a big fan.  With the Micellar line , the cleanser is a gel this time , not a cream. It's still plenty moisturizing as we would expect from Dove and it has their Nutrium Moisture . The formula has a thick consistency , is very gentle on skin and washes clean.

There is a fairly strong fragrance here of a floral blend, chamomile and sandalwood. The scent doesn't seem to linger long after using though  , it's stronger out of the bottle or bar. 

Both the body wash and soap are sulfate free. 

Dove Anti -Stress Micellar Water Body Wash is sugg. retail $5.97 
Dove Anti -Stress Micellar Water Bar Soap is sugg. retail $ 3.49 per twin pack

Sunday, July 8, 2018

CK One Summer 2018

CK ONE Summer is back with the 2018 edition.

This year it's a fab blod  blue bottle.  While I've always been  so - so with the fragrances, I love the bottles and this year's is the best yet.

CK ONE Summer is  a new version  although one that stays close to previous versions.  Scent wise I've often been so- so with this but it's very much a refreshing , cool fragrance that works well in the heat.  

The EDT begins with citrus ( lime mojito acc. to the brand) and cedarwood notes.  Pineapple and guava are also listed but on me they really didn't register much. And I would love to clock that pineapple note. As it dries down it gets lighter and less masculine with some barely there dewy florals and coconut milk.  That last note starts to bring the mojito reference  and that makes this a great, easy to wear Summer scent . 

As always,  there is an atomizer packed separately , so you can use as a splash or spray. 

CK One Summer 2018 is  $ 58 at Macys for 3.4 oz

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

INC.redible Shook To The Core Lipgloss

 INC.redible has some new Summer season ready lipgloss. Wherever your fun takes you , this lippie will give you shine and pop.

Shook to the Core is a  glitter formula but not all over glitter.  It's not full of  glitter pieces,  they're scattered throughout and I think that makes it a more wearable for those of us who are past festival age but thinks lips like this are fun.  They have semi sheer color that really wakes you up and brightens .

There is a little streaking with them when you apply, but that blends out easily. They have no scent or taste.

There are three shades-  Fairy Extreme ( fuschia),  Off the Hook ( violet blue) and  Not Your Average Bird ( hot pink with flashes of coral ). 

 The INC.redible line, founded  by Nails INC creator Thea Green makes a lot of trendy lip looks at great price points.  I reviewed their Foiling Around   metallic colors previously.

INC.redible Shook To The Core are $ 8 at Nails INC  .

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For Mineral Matte CC Cream SPF 30

Peter Thomas Roth makes some of my favorite skincare  and for Summer there are several great new launches to help us keep our skin  protected and cared for this season.

First up is the new Skin To Die For  Mineral Matte CC  Cream. We don't see nearly enough matte CCs  and this is perfect those of us who are more oily but still want to use a CC, BB or perfecting primer.

Mineral Matte CC has good medium coverage that perfects ( it has light scattering optics) and smoothes.  It is a thicker cream but not too thick and blends well. It is a breathable , comfy matte. Not super dry , not heavy , chalky or cakey  and  it doesn't settle into lines so it can be used by all ages, in my opinion.  The Mom loves this one too.

The coverage along with the matte finish , physical SPF 30  and other good for skin ingredients make this a no brainer for days when the heat is on and you want a lighter, less makeup look or to wear by itself all the time if you don't use foundation.

Ingredients include high potency THD ascorbate vitamin C , glycerin  which adds light hydration and kaolin to absorb oil. 

Paired  up with the brand's also good Skin To Die For Mattifying Primer  and us oilies are good to go.

Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For  Mineral Matte CC  Cream SPF 30 comes in three shades( shown in Medium) and is $ 38 at Sephora

**Also shown is new Max Mineral Naked SPF to be covered in a separate post soon.