All posts tagged: beauty review

BLAQ face mask review – really grippy, weirdly sexy

I admit I was skeptical. The beauty industry is flooded with “innovative” brands – very few of which are truly doing something unique or worth mentioning. After trying the minimally packaged beauty brand for myself, I was immediately inspired to write a review of the BLAQ Activated Charcoal Face Mask.  Here’s what really made the BLAQ face mask stand out: The packaging is sleek and minimal – it garnered my immediate interest Their products are made with charcoal – a more natural way to detoxify the skin The mask is really, really grippy – think of it like a nose strip, but for your whole face. Hello clean pores. It’s weirdly sexy – instead of the face of horror, my husband reacted with surprise intrigue… “it’s like an all over latex thing” A week later, my skin still feels amazing – like notably, butter smooth. And my pores seem nearly invisible since my mask treatment. How I discovered BLAQ beauty products Here’s how it all started. Last week, I was introduced to BLAQ beauty through …

finally a mascara worth rebuying | bite upswing mascara review

The dark, soul piercing stare broken only by the soft beating of luscious eye lashes – that natural wing from the perfect curl fanning out towards the tips of perfectly manicured eyebrows. Lashes captivate us. Mascara, not so much.  After being underwhelmed by mascara since the not-really-that great pink cover girl tube, I knew it was time to find a new love. Yet, tube after tube was thrown away in bitter disappointment. They clumped, the made your eyelashes fall out, they left panda circles under your eyes by 5pm, or they just didn’t really do anything at all. When Bite Beauty sent me one of their first types of Upswing full-volume mascara, I was skeptical to say the least. No doubt they are masters of lip scrubs, liners, glosses and lipsticks alike. And they’r’e made with clean, natural ingredients we can all trust.  But what does a lip beauty brand know about mascara?  Needless to say, it took me weeks before I even bothered to give it a try. But alas, after my most recent …

elemis luxury skincare review

ELEMIS the melding of science and nature skincare review

Winter’s dry air cracks at the fragile surface of your skin. The search for all-day hydration and protection is a matter of urgency. We have reached that pivotal point in our lives where youthful skin rejuvenation is a must, rather than just an afterthought. Introducing ELEMIS. Their approach is leveraging powerful natural superfoods and ingredients, along with the latest scientific developments for skin-altering care. Recommended in my most recent luxury basics gift guide, this ELEMIS review will dive into each of the products I’ve personally tested for over 60 days, to provide you the pros, cons, results and benefits of ELEMIS skincare. About ELEMIS skincare ELEMIS is ranked as the #1 luxury British skincare brand, and is fastly making its way in the US. Their ethos is “pioneering products prescribed for individual skincare and lifestyle needs. Scientifically-proven.” – ELEMIS While that sounds like a strong statement, keep reading this review and you’ll understand why. ELEMIS creates innovative skincare by blending science with the chemistry of nature. Their team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts dig …

Babor beauty review

For all my beautiful gals, it’s been a while, so I wanted to give you guys an update on my latest beauty products review. In this episode, I’ll cover several products gifted from Babor and my experience using them. Babor sent me the most beautiful, custom package of goodies to suit my skincare needs several weeks back, but wanted to try them out for the long-haul before providing a review so I could give more helpful feedback after my skin has been adapted to the products after several uses. In the bag? Babor included their Enzyme Cleanser, A16 Booster, Illuminating Serum, Detox Vitamin Cream, and intense moisturizer and glow boosters. It’s a lot to cover, so in this review we’ll be going over a few of my favorites: the Illuminating Serum, Detox Vitamin cream, and Babor’s signature glass vials of beauty serums. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | products c/o:BABOR By order of use, let’s first cover Babor’s Hydra Plus Active Fluid and Glow Booster – two variant concentrates packaged in their signature, …