Mattify! Cosmetics Powders /Review/

Hey everyone!

My fave season is summer because summer means the sun and the sea and lazy days at the beach! But it also means shiny and oily face... So today I'd like to tell you about my recent discovery that helps me to fight with my own and my clients' shiny and oily faces - Mattify! Cosmetics

Image from MattifyCosmetics.com

Mattify! Cosmetics provide you with makeup for oily skin that contains an oil absorbent kaolin clay base - to continuously soak up oil all day long. Kaolin Clay is a natural clay that absorbs an astonishing 3x its weight in oil. 

Mattify! Cosmetics offer three different versions of Mattify! Transparent Powder for Oily Skin, to suit your individual skin care needs. Choose from Mattify! Original, Sensitive, or ULTRA. Each of the 3 formulas will absorb oil from your face while protecting pores from foundation, and preventing makeup meltdown. (Info from MattifyCosmetics.com)
Image from MattifyCosmetics.com


What company says: 

Mattify! Original Loose Powder - This amazing translucent powder is a multi-tasker that absorbs oil all day long and keeps makeup looking freshly applied. Mattify! Original is composed of Kaolin Clay and Cornstarch - two powerful oil-absorbing (yet natural) ingredients found in most oil-absorbent makeup. This light-weight wonder formula is your answer to a shine free complexion. The effect is comparable to that of many Mineral Veils on the market, but Mattify! is much less expensive, keeps working for hours longer, and is much more gentle to oily and acne prone skin. It works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, glowing complexion.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - If you have had allergic reactions to cosmetics in the past, Mattify! For Sensitive Skin is the answer! This item is the first of its kind to be free of all food-based ingredients. People with sensitive skin and food allergies are often intolerant to two items commonly found in cosmetics: Rice Powder and Corn Starch. Sensitivity to these can result in acne breakouts and rashes. Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin allows you to enjoy a shine-free complexion, without the worry of irritation from food-based ingredients. The oil absorbing power of Silica Microspheres and Kaolin Clay combined with Titanium Dioxide, and Magnesium Stearate ensure a matte, shine free complexion for hours. The Silica Microspheres in our formula not only work to absorb oil, but also scatter the light to blur fine lines and pores. The Kaolin Clay works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, acne free, glowing complexion.  

Mattify! ULTRA - If you battle with extremely oily skin, Mattify! ULTRA is the answer! This amazing translucent powder is a multi-tasker that absorbs oil all day long and keeps makeup looking freshly applied. Mattify! ULTRA is composed of the same Kaolin Clay and Cornstarch used in our famous original formula, but also includes the oil absorption power of Rice Powder, Silica Microspheres, and Titanium Dioxide. This finely milled wonder formula is your answer to a matte, shine free complexion for hours. The Silica Microspheres in our formula not only work to absorb oil, but also scatter the light to blur fine lines and pores. The Kaolin Clay works to keep your pores clean - paving the way for a healthier, acne free, glowing complexion.  

Directions: Mattify! can be applied before foundation as a primer to aid in oil absorption and provide a matte base for makeup. It can also be applied after foundation for added absorption and to set makeup for hours. This is one of the rare cosmetic items out there that is even perfect for men with oily skin! It instantly creates a matte complexion with no noticeable coloring or residue. If you have oily skin also plagued by acne, use a good exfoliant (we like either Dr Brandt Microderm Scrub or St Ives Apricor Scrub) to remove any dry flakes that could be caused by your acne treatment. You want to make sure your skin is flake-free bvefore using this powder because it has a tendency to cling to dry areas. You can apply Mattify! with a fluffy powder brush or a powder puff, by patting it onto the skin (if applying it over foundation, do not rub - pat until the formula disappears into the skin).
  • Combination skin: Apply only to oily areas. Shine-free finish should last about 8 hours.
  • Oily skin: Apply either immediately before or after foundation. Shine-free finish lasts about 6 hours.
  • Very oily skin: Apply both before and after foundation. Shine-free finish should last about 4 hours. Can be re-applied over existing foundation without disturbing it. 
  • Dry skin: Not recommended. The powder will stick to dry flaky areas and make them more noticeable.
  • Men: Apply using a fluffy powder brush, dusting in circular motions to blend into the skin. Dust away excess with the brush.
  • Dark skin: Apply generously before foundation. If using alone, or after foundation, blend with a fluffy brush in circular motions to buff the product intio the skin, making it invisible.
Ingredients:
 
Mattify! Original Loose Powder - Kaolin Clay, Cornstarch.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - Silica Microspheres, Kaolin Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate.  

Mattify! ULTRA - Kaolin Clay, Cornstarch, Rice Powder, Silica Microspheres, Titanium Dioxide. 

Price: 

Mattify! Original Loose Powder -  $7.99 / 240 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin - $10.99 / 330 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! ULTRA - $12.99 / 390 rub. for 1 oz. / 30 g sifter jar.

Mattify! Cosmetics offer $1.50 / 45 rub. shipping anywhere in the world. They also offer Super-Sized Jar Options with FREE powder puff and FREE shipping to anywhere in the world.

My experience: Mattify! Powders come in simple sifter jars with black lids. Two small jars you can see next to them are Mattify! Eyeshadows, I'll tell you about them later.

   Mattify! Powders / the packaging  

Mattify! Powders have cute labels at the bottom of the jars:

Mattify! Powders / the packaging

All Mattify! Powders are white, silky smooth, fine milled, fragrance-free loose powders.

   Mattify! Powders / in the jars 
left to right - Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, Mattify! ULTRA

On the next photo you can see all three Mattify! Powders swatched on my hand. I purposely used too much product to show you the difference in the textures:

   Mattify! Powders / swatched on the hand  
left to right - Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, Mattify! ULTRA  

Don't be scared, Mattify! Powders never look so white on the face) If you use reasonable amount of the product and blend it well with your buffer brush, it 'melts' into the skin and doesn't change your skin tone, just leaves a matte finish.

All Mattify! Powders are great! They are translucent, weightless, scentless and free of harsh chemicals. They can be used alone or before / after your foundation and reapplied throughout the day. They provide silky smooth and matte finish that looks absolutely natural and lasts for 4-5 hours. Mattify! Cosmetics say that shine-free finish should last up to 8 hours but in my case this is a sort of an overstatement. I can get 4-5 hours of matte finish and I'm happy with that because other powders are nowhere near such a great result.

I love that Mattify! Powders contain Kaolin Clay. This ingredients has oil-absorbing and healing properties. It's like walking around in purifying clay mask that noone can see)

Next I want to show you all three Mattify! Powders swatched on my face so you can see some differences between them. Let's start with my bare face. This is how I look every morning after applying my moisturizer. My face is shiny.

   Mattify! Powders / before  

On the next photo I used Mattify! Original Loose Powder. My skin looks more matte and the skin tone is more even.

   Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! Original Loose Powder    

Next one is Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin. Sorry for the 'out of focus' photo, my DSLR camera went crazy that day and this photo is the best I could get. Anyways, you can see that Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin gives a healthy glowing finish to the face. 

Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin

And the last one is Mattify! ULTRA. This is my fave! It gives the most matte finish that lasts the longest time and also it evens out the skin tone. 

Mattify! Powders / after Mattify! ULTRA

That's it! This summer I have three wonderful products from Mattify! Cosmetics that help me to stay fresh and shine-free. Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, or Mattify! ULTRA - what is your choice?
  
 I received Mattify! Original Loose Powder, Mattify! Loose Powder For Sensitive Skin, and Mattify! ULTRA from Mattify! Cosmetics for review purposes

Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea /Review/

Hey everyone!

Today I'm going to tell you about Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea. I guess it's unusual to see a review on tea on a beauty blog but 1) I'm a huge tea-lover and 2) this tea is manufactured by a beauty company Pūr-Lisse created by an actress, Jennifer Yen. 

I was intrigued when I found Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea among Pūr~Lisse beauty products so I decided I must try it!

Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea
Image from  PurLisse.com

What company says: Beauty truly comes from within. Make this mantra your cup of tea! Pure loveliness awaits through the skin-saving benefits of our delicious organic blue lotus-white tea blend infused with organic blueberries and pomegranate. White Tea de-stresses both skin and soul, delivering the most antioxidants of all the teas. The power of sweet blueberries brings a rejuvenated glow, while tangy pomegranate battles free radicals and prevents aging. (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Directions:

Brewing instructions: 

1) For the greatest skin benefits, aim to drink 2-3 cups of blue lotus~organic white tea a day.
2) Use 1 teaspoon for every 8-12 oz. / 240-360 ml of water.
3) Steep for 2-3 minutes while contemplating pure happiness.
4) Sip to your health and beauty! (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Ingredients: Organic White Peony, Blue Lotus Flower, Dried Blueberries and Natural Pomegranate Flavor. Organic. (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Price: $15.00 / 450 rub. for 0.5 oz. / 14 g. You can find the nearest Pūr~Lisse stores by clicking here or purchase their beauty products on-line. Pūr~Lisse does ship internationally.

My experience: I love the simple and stylish package of Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea. This is a small round tin with a clear plastic window which you can see your tea through. 

  Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea / the packaging

If you look closer you'll see leaves, flower petals and dried berries this tea is made of. This blend looks promisingly delicious!

Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea / closeup

When ready to drink, this tea has a nice rich warm color and a light flower scent and taste. It is equally good to drink this tea both hot and cold. Personally, I prefer to drink Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea while it's warm.

I'd like to tell you a bit more about Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea's ingredients and their benefits.

Organic White Peony - White Peony tea, one variety of the white teas, is one of the top ten most well-known teas of China. Fuding County of Fujian Province is the hometown of white peony tea. The tea leaves, with white downy hair, look like white peony flowers. The tea has two leaves, with a bud in the middle. They are tender, bulging like waves, and white downy hairs are covered all over the back. After being infused, the green leaves set off the tender buds, which looks like the blooming of the peony, graceful and elegant. The liquor is clear and takes on apricot-yellow color, and the taste is mellow and fresh.

Blue Lotus Flower - Nympheacea aquatic perennial plant. Blue Lotus was used by Egyptians for its relaxing, soothing and euphorient properties due to the nympheins and nupherins it contains. In cosmetology, Blue Lotus is used for a smoothing and relaxing effect. 

Blueberries - Blueberries are small fruits of a shrub tree. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants. The antioxidants play a pivotal role in keeping our body healthy and young. They help fight free radicals of the body, which damage the cells of the body as we grow older. They may also result in the degeneration of the DNA. Blueberries provide protection against this. Research has confirmed that blueberries not only slow the aging process but also reverse it.

Pomegranate - In antiquity the pomegranate was attributed magical qualities (e.g fertility) and associated with goddesses Demeter, Aphrodite and Hera. The antioxidant qualities of the juice are exploited by modern cosmetology in the designed of products to eliminate facial wrinkles. 

So, we have the tea that tastes great, relaxes both skin and soul and is good for health and beauty. What could be better?

BTW I use this tea as a toner while testing the whole line of Pūr~Lisse products which somehow doesn't include a toner. I just take a teaspoon of brewed tea and a cotton swab, then I soak the cotton swab into the tea in my teaspoon, lightly squeeze the cotton swab off the excess tea and wipe my face and eye area with it. I love how it freshens up my skin.

Here are some photos I have taken while drinking this amazing tea. For decoration I used a flower from a bouquet of flowers my hubby had given to me for my birthday. I guess it's some sort of orchid.

   Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea / in the cup
   Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea / in the cup / closeup  

Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea combines the healing power of plants and organic purity for the beauty of your skin. This is your cup of tea! Enjoy!

ps To be honest, I don't think I can afford this tea. It tastes great, it's good for the health and beauty, it's organic and that's make me think the price is reasonable. But money is tight in my family so even if I could afford this tea this would be only for holidays)) You know what I want to say? I love my job! I have the opportunity to try and enjoy such great products and then tell you my honest opinion. Stay tuned, I'll review more Pūr~Lisse products soon.

I received Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea from   Pūr~Lisse for review purposes

Wild Woozle Soap Company Body And Pedi Scrubs

Hey everyone!

Today I'd like to tell you about the best scrubs I've ever tried - Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub and Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub from Wild Woozle Soap Company.

Here's bio from their web-site:

Wild Woozle Soap Company creates temptation in the form of luxurious, handmade bath and body products, crafted with fine ingredients, for customers worldwide who want to pamper their bodies and soothe their spirits. The decadent and delicious smelling potions combine exotic natural ingredients, aromatherapy benefits, and creative perfumery to add a little unadulterated bliss to daily necessities.

Located in the lush Pacific Northwestern United States, with inspiration from the rich cultures of the Pacific, Wild Woozle creates products with a tropical influence. We take traditional ingredients and fragrances from Tahiti, Hawaii, and around the world and add unique, modern delivery with a sassy twist. 
(Info from WildWoozle.com)

 Wild Woozle Soap Company Body and Pedi Scrubs
Image from WildWoozle.com  

What company says: 

Our Special Edition treatments, inspired by the main character, Zoe Chapman, of the book "How To Stylishly Fall From Grace". Because "shoes to die for" should never be part of a woman's epitaph.  
More information at the blog here.

Special Edition Treatment: 

Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub 

After everything you've been through, no one would deny you a little spa-quality pampering. Nourish and restore your skin with our organic sugared pomegranate and chocolate body treatment, packed with potent antioxidants. Gently polish away dry, dull skin to reveal a softer, more radiant you. Organic sugar and pomegranate seeds gently smooth your skin to a warm glow while organic shea butter, macadamia nut oil, and emollient honey soothes you from head to toe.

Special Edition Treatment: 

Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub 

Slip off those fabulous, strappy sandals and give your feet a little well-deserved attention in the privacy of your own private spa. Organic pomegranate nourishes and restores all the rough and unhappy parts with potent antioxidants while our luxurious, creamy scrub smooths your tender tootsies with pomegranate seeds and moisturizes with pure shea butter. Oh, and of course, there's that decadent chocolate dipped pomegranate scent... (Info from WildWoozle.com)  

Directions: There aren't any.

Ingredients: 

Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub: Sucrose (Organic sugar), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter, Honey, Theobroma Cacao (Organic Dark Chocolate) Powder, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seeds, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Juice, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub: Aqua (Water), Pumice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Kosher Sugar, Vegetable Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Fruit Powder and Zea Mais (Corn) Starch, Emulsiying Wax NF (Vegetable Source), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Source), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Xanthan Gum, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seeds, Fucus Vesiculosis (Seaweed) Extract, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Price:

Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub: 5.25 oz. / 155,9 g, $15.25 / 457,5 rub. and 19 oz. / 564,2 g, $39.50 / 1185 rub.

Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub:   5.25 oz. / 155,9 g, $17.99 / 539,7 rub. and 19 oz. / 564,2 g, $51.50 / 1545 rub.

I received the scrubs as a prize in a giveaway)

Wild Woozle Soap Company does ship Worldwide.


My experience: Wild Woozle Soap Company Body and Pedi Scrubs come in simple plastic jars with screw caps.

   Wild Woozle Soap Company Body and Pedi Scrubs / the packaging

They have the most delicious scent I can ever imagine - chocolate dipped pomegranate... yummy!

They are very different in texture. Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub is a very thick in consistancy sugar scrub. It is brown colored and you can see and feel grains of sugar in it. First time I opened the jar I wanted to eat this - this smells and looks so great)

Wild Woozle Soap Company Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub / in the jar

Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub is more like a light cream with particles of pumice, pomegranate seeds and sugar. 

  Wild Woozle Soap Company Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub / in the jar  

On the next pic you can see both scrubs swatched:

  Wild Woozle Soap Company Body and Pedi Scrubs / swatched on the hand
left - Zoe's Pomegranate Paradise Body Scrub
right - Zoe's Secluded Beach Pedicure Scrub  

Besides the great smell this scrubs do great job at exfoliating. 

I use the body scrub after I have washed my entire body with a soap or shower gel. I apply it on the wet skin and massage until the sugar perticles melt. It leaves my skin clean and so moisturized that I don't need to apply a body lotion after using this. To me it's very unusual because after using regular body scrubs my skin needs a moisturizer. Also, it's good to use this before going to the beach - I use this first, then apply my tanning oil and then leave the home. This helps me to get a more even tan.

What about the pedi scrub, I use it after footbath and scrubbing with pumice. I prefer to use it on the dry skin. It's a great scrub that helps me to get rid of rough skin and makes my heels baby soft. From early summer I started to use it on my calves as well and it helps with ingrown hair I have because of using my epilator. However I need to use a foot cream after this scrub because it's not that moisturizing.

I'm very impressed with the quality of this scrubs! They contain natural ingredients,  do great job at exfoliating and leave that delicious scent on the skin. I must say it again - they are the best scrubs I've ever tried!

Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher /Review/


Hey everyone!

Today I'm going to introduce you a beauty company Pūr-Lisse created by an actress, Jennifer Yen. 

Jennifer decided to create her own beauty line because she was suffering from breakouts caused by a heavy makeup she had to wear as an actress under Hollywood’s bright lights and all skincare products she tried couldn't help her troubled and sensitive skin.  

French for pure and smooth, Pūr~Lisse allows time-tested Chinese beauty rituals to embrace today’s French skin know-how for an inspirational marriage of nature and science.

By blending extracts of Blue Lotus and White Tea into the unique, exclusive Lotus Lupine 5 complex, Pūr~Lisse products protects against aging, soothes sensitivity and delivers healthy, radiant skin. Without harsh ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals or animal by-products, synthetic colors and fragrance, it’s simple beauty. Even the packaging is effortless – travel-friendly designs that make it easy to enjoy pūr~lisse as you discover the world around you. (Info from PurLisse.com)

The first Pūr~Lisse beauty product I tried was Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher and here's my review!


Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher 
Image from  PurLisse.com

What company says: Kiss and make up with your chapped, cracked lips. Our exclusive petroleum~free nourisher brings smiles to dry pouts, as lavish fruits butters and healing vegetable oils richly hydrate. Lackluster lips become softer, moister and more youthful~looking.

Benefits: 
  •  Petroleum~free
  • Anti-oxidant Vitamin E lavishes moisture for more supple, youthful lips
  • Mango and Shea Butters hydrate and nourish lips. (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Directions: Apply liberally whenever your lips need a little TLC. Wait for moisture to soak in. For the ultimate lip service, use under lipstick/gloss for a smoother application and color boost.

Jennifer’s beauty tip: For a purely smooth pout, lightly brush lips with your toothbrush to gently exfoliate unwanted flakes. (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Ingredients: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), DI-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, BIS-PEG-12 Dimethicone Candelillprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Squalane, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Jojoba Esters, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus)Extract, Glycerin, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil. (Info from PurLisse.com)  

Price: $16.00 / 480 rub. for 0.38oz / 11g. You can find the nearest Pūr~Lisse stores by clicking here or purchase their beauty products on-line. Pūr~Lisse does ship internationally.

My experience: I love the simple tube packaging of Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher. It comes in the box with all the ingredients listed on it.

  Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher / the packaging

The tube has a slanted tip so you can apply the lip balm to your lips straight from the tube. I love this type of tubes because they are great to use on the go.

   Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher / the opened tube  

I love the texture of this lip balm. It's like a lip gloss and provides a glossy finish but without that stickiness. I must say that the glossy finish doesn't last long and when this lip balm is completely absorbed by your lips they look absolutely bare and nude but very moisturized. It's also fragrance-free. All I can feel is a light scent of vegetable oils.

   Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher / swatched on the hand  

Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher does great job in moisturizing and nourishing my lips without endless reapplications. I only use this in the morning and my lips feel good and comfortable all day long. It's great to use this under lipsticks and lipglosses because it helps to increase their perfomance - the colors show in all its glory and the staying power doesn't suffer from decreasing.

All in all, I love this lip product. I think a girl can never have too much lip balms and this one is a must have!

I received Pūr~Lisse Pur~Lip Comfort Daily Lip Nourisher from Pūr~Lisse for review purposes

EssentialDermCare.com, Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush And A Coupon Code /Review/

Hi everyone!

Recently I had a chance to work with EssentialDermCare.com, an authorized on-line retailer of professional skincare products.

Image from EssentialDermCare.com

That's what they say:

WE ARE DIFFERENT

Our skins are all different – in look, tone, and texture. And, our skincare goals are distinct – acne prevention, anti-aging, firming, redness therapy, sun protection, and more. However, in all cases, achieving and maintaining youthful, healthy skin can be very straightforward with the proper skincare regimen.

At EssentialDermCare.com, we are committed to delivering this simple essence of perfect skin.
  • We carry only the most stringently formulated professional skincare brands.
  • We source only directly from the manufacturers in the original factory seal and packaging to guarantee product authenticity.
  • And, our expert staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive in answering any questions regarding our products. (Info from EssentialDermCare.com)
EssentialDermCare.com staff very kindly sent me Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush for review.

Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush
Image from EssentialDermCare.com

What company says: Colorescience PRO offers professional basics to enhance your makeup experience and keep it performing at top levels. Achieve a flawless finish with the Colorescience PRO Premium Brush Collection. Each brush is uniquely designed to make application easy and seamless.

This ultra soft synthetic hair Kabuki Brush provides medium to full coverage for a customizable, beautiful look. Best used with our Sunforgettable and Foundation Mineral Powders. Also, works well with a wide range pressed or loose powders for the face and body.

Directions:
Use in small tight circles with more powder for heavier coverage and large, broad strokes with less powder for more sheer coverage.

Ingredients: Synthetic hair.

Price: $20.00 / 600 rub. Considering the quality of the brush, the price is 100% reasonable. 

My experience: Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush is a medium sized kabuki brush with silver toned handle and brown bristles. The brush comes packed in a box.

  Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush / the packaging 

The brush is dome shaped but surprisingly unlike other dome shaped brushes this one doesn't make your loose mineral powders fly all over your room.

  Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush / closeup
This brush is full of soft yet dense bristles and is extremely gentle to the skin.

Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush / closeup

Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush always performs great, no matter what type of coverage I want to get - light, medium or heavy. I simple add layers and the amount of powder in circular motions until I achieve the desired coverage. It's also great to use this brush (without additional powder!) for blending your blush and bronzer, it helps to create more natural look.

This brush is synthetic that means vegan friendly and easy to take care of! It can be washed using warm soapy water and then air dried. There's no shedding while washing and while using.

Nice detail - Colorescience PRO logo at the bottom of the brush:

Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush / closeup

All in all, this is a great kabuki brush! I would recommend it to everyone! As well as  EssentialDermCare.com where you can find a great selection of professional skincare products, reasonable prices and friendly yet qualified customer service. 

BTW EssentialDermCare.com offers 25% off $60 Colorescience PRO order with coupon CSC25. Sounds interesting, doesn't it? For more details on this offer click here

The fun continues! EssentialDermCare.com has a rewards program in which you are given 10 points for every dollar you spend! You can redeem your points for E-Gift Certificates on a future purchase! Details here.

I wish you a pleasant shopping!

I received Colorescience PRO Kabuki Brush from EssentialDermCare.com for review purposes

Freebies And Winnings /May/

Freebies I received in May:

Avon Solutions Sensitive Botanicals Day Gentle Moituriser SPF 20 and Night Gentle Hydrator (samples)

And this is a package I received from Yeefong from Pretty China Doll) Love to win in giveaways)

 Package  from Yeefong from Pretty China Doll

Freebies And Winnings /April/

Hi everyone! 

This week I was fighting with a nasty computer virus so I was not able to do blog posts( The good news is that I have won this fight and now I'm back to blogging)

These freebies I got back in April:

Great Outdoors Quality Pipe Tobacco (for my hubby)
Hello Kitty Nail Plate from BornPrettyStore
Yves Rocher Ovale Lifting Anti-Slackening Rdefining Care - Face And Neck Day Cream (sample)

Also in April I received my package from Apothica.com that included some brushes and sponges and a small bottle of SpaRitual nail polish in Mystic. I purchased all these goodies with the giftcards I had won in giveaways. But since Apothica.com no longer ships to Russia I had to ask my friend living in the USA to help me. She received the package and then sent it out to me. Oh, I paid about $30 for shipping but anyways I'm happy with the brushes and those are really great as well. Maybe I'll do a review one day)

Package from Apothica.com

Products I Finished /May/

Avon Solutions Total Radiance Day Cream SPF 15
Avon Solutions Total Radiance Night Cream
Avon Solutions Total Radiance Skin Refining Toner
Dzintars Natural Aroma Shampoo For Dry And Damaged Hair With Lemon Oil
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair

Products I Finished /April/

Last month I didn't have enough time to post this, so here we go!

Products I finished in April!

Oriflame Shower Gel For Sensitive Skin With Mango & Yoghurt
Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidenca Eau De Parfum
Nivea A Kiss Of Moisture Essential Lip care

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Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair

Hey everyone!

I guess you know my hair is my passion and I always try to find the best products I can afford with my small budget. This makes me try a lot of different products and today I want to tell you about one of them - Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair.

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair  
Image from HerbalEssences.com

What company says: Looking for a long hair conditioner? My formula indulges every inch of your long hair in velvety conditioning that gives your length strength against breakage and split ends. My fragrant conditioner, with a fusion of red raspberries and Brazilian silk, is a match made in heaven. this romance will last a long, long time. (Info from HerbalEssences.com)

Directions: Soak me in all the way down. My, you're headstrong, rinse and repeat for good measure. 

Ingredients: Aqua, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Amniopropyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Propylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropionate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexane Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Magnesium Nitrate, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract, Hydrolysed Silk, CI 17200, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. (Ingredients on my bottle of shampoo is different from seen on the web. Mine was made in France.)

Price: $4.30 / 130 rub. for 8.45 fl.oz. / 250 ml and $6.30 / 190 rub. for 13.53 fl.oz. / 400 ml.

My experience: Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair comes in a nice red bottle with a green slide / flip cap but somehow it's not the easiest for using in the shower.

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair / the packaging


The texture of the conditioner is thick. It has nice pink color and a strong chemical scent of raspberry which stays on the hair till the next washing. Oh, and it gives me a headache( And it's a big big con for me! 

  Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner For Long Hair / the texture 


It makes my hair silky smooth and moisturized and it seems to me that my hair shines better than after using other conditioners. But I hate that feeling in the shower when I can't wash this conditioner out of my hair. I think it just covers my hair with silicone-like ingredients and that gives the feeling of silkiness and moisture. I don't think it's good. And the smell... These two things kill me. I won't buy this (and any other!) Herbal Essences product again.

And what about you? Have you tried Herbal Essences products? What is your experience?

Suuthe Giveaway Winner!

Hey everyone!

Recently I've been working a lot as well as going to the beach and celebrating my birthday, so I hope you will excuse me for the lack of posts) 

Yes, you know, it's time to announce the winner of Suuthe giveaway!


Congrats Burcin!  

I'll send you an email and you'll have 72 hours to respond and claim your prize. 


If you did not win this time, do not be discouraged! I have planned another giveaway for all my lovely readers! So stay tuned! 
 

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