Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Labor Day weekend perfume - Katy Perry Mad Love - exclusively at Kohl's

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Whoa. I literally catch myself saying "whoa" outloud, like Neo in the Matrix. Or maybe more like Bill from the excellent adventure because I can hardly believe the month is over and the year is near the end.


So Labor Day weekend is here and I was going to travel and now I may work an event. Geez.

While I get ready for that, here is a fragrance recommendation for the holiday weekend.

Have you tried the new Katy Perry scent, Mad Love? I prefer the Killer Queen fragrance though this is a nice light scent, that is a bit warm and toasty in my opinion and a great weekend scent and way to transition into the Fall season and heavier, spicier more exotic scents for the holiday season and cooler weather.

 It's about $30 and exclusively at Kohl's. Here is a more detailed review from Fragrantica.net.

Successor of last year’s edition Katy Perry's Mad Potion arrive son the market in June 2016 in pale pink flacon with a ball-shaped cap in white marble. Outer carton is designed in the same style, combining pastel pink with elegant white marble. The second Mad edition was announced as a perfume whose power we won’t be able to resist!
Katy Perry's Mad Potion is the first fragrance presented since Katy Perry has been collaborating with Coty, created a a new ‘pillar’ of her perfume line. The new edition Mad Love raised a lot of dust in the media because it is speculated that its name was actually inspired by verses of the song by Taylor Swift Bad Blood, "You know it used to be mad love".
Unlike last year’s edition where the accent was on a combination of vanilla, musk and orchid, the new fragrance KATY PERRY'S MAD LOVE highlights juicy fruity notes of lady apple sorbet, mara strawberry and pink grapefruit, established as key notes of the composition. The heart is composed of bleeding heart flower, peony and jasmine. Sensuality and warmth is provided by velvety musk while precious woody notes of sandalwood and coconut contribute to depth and longevity of the composition.
Exclusively presented and available at Kohl, fragrance Mad Love attracts attention with its design and details. A love arrow is illustrated on the neck of the bottle, while a relief ehart with inscribed name of the fragrance decorates the body of the bottle. Mad Love can be obtained as a 30ml Eau de Parfum.
Perfume rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 34 votes.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Brittney Spears Mtv VMA hair style how to: a step by step guide!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
I did not watch the MTV VMA awards because I was too busy bingeing Defiance episodes off of Amazon Prime.

For what I have been seeing online, I did not miss anything. I did receive this update from  two brands that I love! The ColorProof line is amazing for taking great care of colored hair and I recently experienced the Bio Ionic difference in hair straighteners.

So this is worth a share - enjoy and get some of these products!

Step 1: I began styling by using the ColorProof Evolved Color Care LiftIt Color Protect Foam Mousse on wet hair from roots to ends!
Step 2: I followed by blow drying hair with the Bio Ionic Ultralight Speed Dryer until the hair was smooth.
Step 3: I wrapped hair around with the Bio Ionic Long Barrel Curling Iron and left the ends out adding a little shake at the end to loosen the curl! This product is typically designed for people with long hair!


ColorProof Evolved Color Care LiftIt Color Protect Foam Mousse
This weightless, whipped volumizing mousse with revolutionary resin technology and Pro Vitamin B5 Panthenol infuses clean lift, lasting body and dazzling shine to hair while the Advanced ColorLast Systemtm provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Who says you can't have it all!
  • Weightless, whipped formula for easy application and a no-product feel
  • Provides clean lift with all-day body and shine
  • Pumps in fullness with amazing sheen
  • Never sticky or tacky
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

ColorProof Evolved Color Care LiftIt PowderFix Texture Powder
Next stop gorgeous! Energize hair instantly with this one-of-a-kind, superfine, silky powder that delivers va-va-voom volume and all-day texture while prolonging hair color. Great for spot styling and piecing. It's the texture, lift and control you've been looking for.
  • Next generation way to attain volume and lift
  • Superfine, silky powder with matte finish easily absorbs into hair and scalp
  • Achieve volume at the roots and crown or spot volume for a piece-y look
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

ColorProof Evolved Color Care HumidityRx® Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray
Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your style. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control, locking out humidity even in the balmiest conditions. It’s your final step before walking out the door! Features a calming aromatherapy essence of Coconut Wood.

Bio Ionic® Curl Expert Pro Curling Iron (1” wide barrel, SRP $130.00; Sephora): Creates longer-lasting curls in half the time! The longer barrel allows for faster curling and styling on wider hair sections, for all hair lengths. The Bio Ceramic Heaters provide instant and constant heat while styling. The ergonomic soft-touch handle and cool-touch tip create hassle-free styling. Exclusive Natural Volcanic Mineral infuses micro hydration to smooth, condition and shine.


Bio Ionic® 10x Pro Ultralight Speed Dryer (SRP $330.00; Sephora): Dries hair in under 10 minutes! 10X features a breakthrough patented brushless “Ecodrive” motor that lasts up to 10 years and is 57% more powerful than traditional “DC motor” dryers. The 10X Dryer is eco-friendly, emitting zero EMF, Ozone or carbon micro particle emissions, all while using 75% less energy than most other dryers. It has adjustable heat and speed settings and a cool shot button.

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Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub review

Hi ya Gorgeous!

If you haven't seen today's video on the Makeup University channel for "Love it or Leave it" you need too!

 Sideways thought: last night was the Mtv VMA's (video music awards) and it was such a non-thing, like - for me, nothing stood out as wow enough to write or create a look video about.

It was nice that Brittney Spears came back to perform after 10 years, and I have a press post coming up for that, but that's about it for me.

Curious, what about you? Any thoughts on the MTV VMA's?

So next up is a more in depth review of the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub.

You can find it at Ulta Beauty, Amazon and Walmart for about $10. It's 4.5 ounces and a little bit goes a long way. I find that on me, it doesn't rinse very well, like my face feels a bit slimy and someone else could interpret that feeling as being "smooth" or soft.

I think my biggest hang up on this product is that it's baking soda, silica to make it slippery and menthol to add a tingle to the wash which can mimic a "clean" feeling.

I'm a fan of the Biore brand, I think that this just isn't a favorite for me. You could get just as good an exfoliation treatment and cleansing of the skin using plain baking soda and a plain washcloth it just wouldn't be foamy.

It's worth a try if you have a coupon or find it on sale or you like gimmicky skincare.

Amazon http://amzn.to/2bMPTxI  (This is an affiliate link and I get a penny if you click it, so please, click it)

About the Product
  • Activates with water for a deep clean and gentle exfoliation
  • Concentrated powder scrub cleanses and exfoliates pores 2.9x better without over scrubbing
  • Powder scrub removes oil from your T-zone while also exfoliating dry, flaky skin just by adding water
  • Great for Combination Skin
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LOVE it or LEAVE it? August favorite products

Hi ya Gorgeous!

 Happy Monday to you!

The month is almost over and it's been some time since I have done a "love it or leave it" video, so to kick the week off and end the month on a high note, here is a recap of the products I have met and tested in

August and some of them I loved and some I would leave for another to enjoy.
Thanks for watching!

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Products featured:
Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub  http://amzn.to/2bYJRHr
TRESemme  Climate Protection mousse  http://amzn.to/2bt6nJ3
L'Oreal infallible eyeshadow in green http://amzn.to/2bBpPlL

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder http://amzn.to/2bK7u7N
 The Magic Pads http://amzn.to/2bYKzV5
Good Karma Skincare Lux 7 facial oil http://amzn.to/2bt6IeV
L'Oreal True Match foundation  http://amzn.to/2bKLaIz
DermWorx CerumWorx capsules
Tampax Radiance http://amzn.to/2bKKov2

Music Courtesy of Epidemic Sound
ES_Love Skavoovie 2 - Per-Anders Nilsson

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Labor Day Weekend series: the bour·geoi·sie edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!
You are mere days away from starting your official Labor Day weekend celebrations! Personally, I would be pulling out sometime on Thursday, or Wednesday even, no need to wait til Monday to celebrate!

Or should I say...Stellabrate? I haven't tried that wine, if you have, let me know what you think of it. I'm a die hard Apothic girl though willing to try a new brand.

 So let's get into the video and the amazing products I have to show you!