Thursday, May 26, 2011

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation

Hello my gorgeous stalkers!!!! I know it has been awhile since my last post, but I am here and very excited to be coming to you with this review. Lately within the past month I have been on a foundation hunt and had a list of different ones I wanted to try out. I am still working on the ones I have gotten and will be writing and reviewing each. There are also a few that I am still on the lookout for. In my last sephora haul I actually purchased two high end foundations that I had heard good things about and wanted to try. The one that I am going to talk about today is the Josie Maran matchmaker serum foundation. It of course is made with Argan Oil as all of the line's products are. You basically have two choices when purchasing the foundation. You can either get the light to medium and the medium to tan. They are formulated to match your skins tone to give you wonderful coverage and a flawless finish. They are designed with chameleon pigments that work to match your skin as soon as it is applied. The liquid comes out white and then matches your skin tone while nourishing it.  It is really cool and when applied with the proper brush, it can leave a gorgeous finish. I was a little hesitant at first, wondering if it might blend too light or even have too much pigment that would leave it darker on my skin. I honestly found that it is very true to its claim and is a really fabulous product. It doesn't feel heavy or thick and has an amazing and buildable coverage. I see it starting as a tinted moisturizer feel, that then can become a medium coverage foundation.  Since I have combination skin with some dry areas, I love the feel of this serum on my skin. I also felt it to be pretty long lasting after I wore it for about ten hours. It didn't oxidize or fade throughout the day. I have been a fan of this line for a while having tried a few items, but this was one that I can see myself using and repurchasing. It can be a little pricey  at $42 for the size of the bottle(1 Fl Oz), but it is worth it. You can keep it for your special occasions if you like. I truly suggest you giving it a try to have as one of your higher end foundations. The consistency, color payoff and longwear are the best reasons I can give to give a try. You can purchase this at Sephora stores or sephora.com as well as through QVC.com.  I hope this review was helpful and I will be doing a video for my YT channel soon, so be on the lookout. Until then, always remember: Peace, love and beauty always!!!! Xoxo

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring and Summer Nail Polish Favs


Hello my gorgeous stalkers!!! I am here with my favs for Spring and Summer polishes. I am so excited about seasons changing and the sun shining. The best part about the sun coming out is sandal season. You can pick up the prettiest sandals and flip flops to show off the cutest pedicures.  It may not be easy to always take the time to do your nails. Everyone is always running around and busy, but a girl always needs to take the time to keep her nails cleaned up and pretty. I really love the colors that have been coming out for this season and I see beautiful mani/pedis in my future, Lol!!! So here are some of the shades that I wanted to share with you today. No matter how many colors there can be out there, some girls love their beautiful French or neutral colors and those are wonderful. One color that I think is beautiful is “Bela” from Zoya, which is truly a ballerina’s color having a product placement in the movie Black Swan. There are also some gorgeous light shades in the 2010 summer collection from Essie. The shades range from bright oranges and greens (GO CANES!!! Miami fans) to gorgeous lavenders and light corals. I have also loved my beautiful shades from the Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber “One less lonely girl” collection. The look so gorgeous on and there are a great variety of shade ranges. Another fabulous collection that I love for these seasons is the FLASH collection by Zoya, there are some wonderful, bright shades that look beautiful on all skin tones. I really didn’t mention too many yellows only because I know that a lot of people can be up in the air about those. Chanel’s mimosa is getting tons of posts and reviews in the beauty community. I am actually a fan of a couple of yellows, there is Sephora for OPI in cab fare and China Glaze’s Lighthouse from the Anchors Away Collection. Check out my video on my favs for these colorful, gorgeous seasons. I would love to hear your thoughts as well on colors that you love. Thank you so much for being part of my amazing journey and look forward to more exciting things to come!! Please feel free to check out Curvy Magazine for my reviews on fabulous products. You can find me there at: www.curvymagazine.com under Beauty/Health. Until next time my loves! Peace, love and beauty always!!!! Xoxoxo










Photo Credits:

Essie Summer Collection 2010 – alllacqueredup.com
Zoya Flash – cafemakeup.com
Nicole by OPI JB - allglam.com
China Glaze - blog.beautylish.com