Freebies And Winnings /July/

I'm happy to share some pics of the freebies and winnings I received in my mail in July. Actually, I didn't received any freebies last month, but my winnings are great!

First of all, I received Juicy Couture Cardigan from Cake Not Coke. I gave this to my Mom as a a gift and she liked it!

Juicy Couture Cardigan from Cake Not Coke

Speaking of clothes, I also received two dresses from Anna Scholz. I purchased them with £150 Gift Card I had won in The Curvy Fashionista's Giveaway! BTW, she has another giveaway on her blog right now, it's for Michael Greene & Company Sapphire Earrings, valued at $1,105! You can enter here.

   Two dresses from Anna Scholz and The Curvy Fashionista

These are the dresses I purchased with my gift card:

Image from AnnaScholz.com 

  Image from AnnaScholz.com

The dresses are stunning and the quality is superb! I had to pay for shipping and it was pricey but it was worth the money as my order was delivered from UK to Russia by UPS within 4 or 5 days, I do not remember exactly. That was really fast! (Here in Russia we are used to have a longer wait for plain domestic postage.) I ordered both dresses for my mother-in-law and she loved them!

I received these Essence Fairytale collection nail polishes from Frazzle and Aniploish. They are amazing! I gave them as a gift to my friend (she's a manicurist) and she was delighted so she tried the red one (#3 - Once Upon A Time) right away and oh, the color was gorgeous!

Essence nail polishes from Frazzle and Aniploish

And the last giveaway prize I received last month was Elings Unity - Copper Peptide Serum with Argireline from ThriftyGrl. Since it's an anti-aging serum I'm not going to use this myself, but I think it would be a great gift.
Elings Unity - Copper Peptide Serum with Argireline from ThriftyGrl

BTW Don't forget to enter a giveaway I have on my blog right now. You can win either Heidi Yi Mineral Blush of your choice or Heidi Yi Blush Or Bronzer Brush. There will be 2 winners! The giveaway is open worldwide til September 10, 2011. Enter here. Best of luck!

10% Off At BuyHair.co.uk

Hey everyone!

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BuyHair.co.uk was established in 2005 to supply 100% human hair for the global hair extensions market. Not only do we supply superb quality synthetic hair, but we also supply natural human hair extensions with a high quality grade (GRADE AAA). We strive to offer great customer service and quick delivery to our customers around the world. We have the most variety of colours available in lengths from 14" inches to 30" inches long. (Info from BuyHair.co.uk)  

Image from BuyHair.co.uk

They also sell amazing falsies and color lenses! And ship Worldwide!

Happy shopping!
 

Free Standard Ground Shipping At Zoya

Hey everyone!

Do any of you love nail polish? I think you all do love nail polish, so I've got a code for Free Standard Ground Shipping at Zoya.com for you!

 Image from Zoya.com

Simply enter code SWEEP2 in your shopping cart during checkout.
 
Code expires 9/30/2011. Not valid with any other coupons or promotions.

Happy shopping!

Products I Finished /July/

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Shampoo
Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis


There's only the empty bottle of Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Shampoo on my photo because the empty tube of Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis was accidentally thrown in the trash(

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser /Review/

Hey everyone!

How is your week going so far? Mine is busy with preparations for beginning of school for my daughter which is on September 1 (where has summer gone?), but I have found the time for making this blog post)

Today I'd like to tell you about my experience with award-winning Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

"Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare is a Great British beauty brand, founded in 1995. We are passionate about all that we do and create products that really work on every skin type by harnessing the potent powers of the finest quality naturally active ingredients."  (Info from  LizEarle.com)

 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 
Image from LizEarle.com 

What company says: We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.

Our plant based cleanser has a two-phase action, phase one is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make up, even stubborn mascara.

Phase two is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.

Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, clearer skin. (Info from  LizEarle.com)

Directions: Cleanse daily morning and night using this two-step process:

Step 1: Massage one or two pumps onto dry skin over face and neck twice a day.

Step 2: Rinse the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently wiping off the cream. Rinse and repeat.

Splash face with cool clean water and follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and your choice of moisturiser.  (Info from  LizEarle.com)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Propylene Glycol, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Panthenol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Limonene, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide.

Price: For my review I received 3.3 fl. oz. / 100 ml pump starter kit which is $24.50 / 735 rub. but they have different size options, check them out here. Liz Earle ship Worldwide.

My experience: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser arrived in a cute light green zip-up pouch which also contained two muslin cloths and a leaflet with step-by-step instructions. There also were some very informative brochures in my package from Liz Earle.

   Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser / the pouch

I love the packaging of  Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - it is a pump bottle, very comfortable to use and hygienic. 

     Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser / the packaging

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser / the packaging / closeup

The texture of the product is on a thick side, it's a really thick cream but it melts a bit with the warmth of the hands and then it's easy to apply and massage this over the face and neck. I love the smell of this cleanser - my nose pick up scents of Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Cocoa. The smell is quite strong but not irritating because it's of natural origin. 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser / swatched on the hand

A few words about muslin cloths which come with this cleanser. I have never used anything like this before, I'm used to makeup remover sponges so I was very excited to try muslin cloths. Brand new and unused cloths were rough to the touch but when I rinse them in water they became very soft. When I wrung them they lost a bit of their softness but their texture was great for removing my makeup. They are great for everyday morning cleansing as well. 

I love the feeling of my skin after using this cleanser. My skin feels clean and fresh, neither dry nor greasy. When I used this cleanser for removing eye makeup, I had a little tinker with removing my mascara, but overall I loved the results - it did its job very well and without irritating my eyes or that feeling like I have a greasy film all over my eyes. BTW, I need a little amount of the product to do my whole face and neck. The amount I need is much less than 1 or 2 pumps stated in the instructions, I only need a half-pump (is it correct to say 'half-pump?).

Completing my review, I want to say that after trying and loving Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser I would love to try more Liz Earle products. And what about you? Have you tried Liz Earle products? Any faves?

I received Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser from Liz Earle for review purposes 

Free Lavender Herbal Body Lotion For You!

Dear readers,

Do you enjoy watching bumblebees make their rounds between each delicate lavender flower? I do! Ecco Bella support the bees, while capturing the sweet-spicy fragrance of those glorious plants for their Water-Free Lavender Herbal Body Lotion. Today, with your purchase, please enjoy a luxurious 8 oz. bottle as a gift to celebrate both our friends the bees and the lavender plants that grace our homes.

Ecco Bella Lavender Herbal Body Lotion
Image from EccoBella.com

Besides its delicious fragrance, lavender stimulates the growth of new skin cells, which can help reverse the signs of aging. What’s more, lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness and blotchiness, leaving smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Ecco Bella has taken all this nurturing lavender and created a rich, water-free formula that relieves dryness, irritation, and flakiness for hours after other lotions have worn off. It’s yours to try free with a $30 order. Put it in your cart and use this promo code at check out: Lavenderaugust

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Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit /Review/

Hi everyone!

Recently I was lucky enough to have a chance to try Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit and today I'd like to share my thoughts about it with you.

 Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit
Image from PurLisse.com 

What company says: On-the-go essentials for taking Chinese beauty rituals with you. Everything you need for brighter, more even toned skin, in petite packaging perfect for first-time users and jetsetters. 14 days of TLC brightens to a radiant glow, even for sensitive skin. It's pure genius.

Kit includes: 

Pūr~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser - Use on damp skin to gently remove makeup, dirt and impurities. Rinse lightly with warm water. Follow with Pūr~Lisse serums and moisturizers.

Pūr~Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum - To be your brightest, use day / night after cleansing and toning face. To further protect, follow with Pūr~Protect SPF 30 and Pūr~Moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer.

Pūr~Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer - Gently smooth over face day/night after cleansing and toning. For extra treatment, use after Pūr~Youth Preserve Age~Delay Skin Serum.

Pūr~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer - After cleansing skin, apply liberally. The most effective use is 30 minutes before sun exposure.

Pūr~Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum - Apply day/night after cleansing. Using your ring finger, lightly tap on small amount of serum, to reduce tugging on delicate eye tissue. (Info from PurLisse.com) 

Ingredients: 

Pūr~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser - Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polysorbate 80, Laureth-4, Tridecyl Trimellitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Geraniol *, Limonene *, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium, Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes, Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil.

Pūr~Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum - Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diglycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado), Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Prunus Domestica (Prune) Fruit Extract , Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate , Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract , Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract, Biotin, Alpha-Arbutin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol *, Limonene * , Citrus Medica Limonum, (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil.

Pūr~Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer - Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Geraniol *, Limonene *, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia, (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil.

Pūr~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer - Avobenzone (2.0%), Homosalate (6.5%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%), Oxybenzone (4.0%), Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract , Hydrolyzed, Soy Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Geraniol *, Limonene *, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil.

Pūr~Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum - Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Isododecane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate , Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract , Steareth-20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil , Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Laureth -7, PVP, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)


Price: $58.00 / 1740 rub. for 14 day supply. 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: First of all, Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit comes in a really cute silver-toned cosmetic bag.

   Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit / the cute cosmetic bag
   Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit / the cute cosmetic bag

The cosmetic bag features embossed flowers and Pūr~Lisse logo, the zipper and the seams are of a high quality. Take a look at the close-up:

   Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit / the cute cosmetic bag / close-up

I love this cosmetic bag so much that I continue using it in my everyday life after I've finished using the entire Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit. It comes really handy.

The products in this set comes in tiny tubes and bottles along with a leaflet where you can found the full list of ingredients of all five products.

  Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit / the products
left to right - Pūr~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser, Pūr~Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum,   Pūr~Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum, Pūr~Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer, Pūr~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer 

All the products in this set are amazing! Of course, the most important thing is that they are free of parabens, petrochemical, color, fragrance, propylene glycol, phtalates, and animal cruelty, but the textures and the feeling on the skin is also great. Pūr~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser feels like a foaming cleanser, you know that slick feeling, but it doesn't foam. However it does its cleansing job very well without drying out the skin. It has slight flowery scent. Pūr~Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum is a light cream / gel that is absorbed quickly. It also has barely detectable flower scent. Pūr~Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer is a thick gel, I used it as a night time moisturizer and I loved it! Pūr~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer is a white cream with SPF and I used it as a day time moisturizer. This one was a bit heavy for my combination / oily skin in the summer, I think it would be great for those with dry skin or for use during winter months because it's super moisturizing. Both moisturizers have light floral scent. Pūr~Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum is a light almost clear gel with gold shimmer which is barely noticeable on the eyelids but instantly gives a brighter look. Eye Serum doesn't have any scent. 

 Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit / swatched
left to right - Pūr~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser, Pūr~Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum,   Pūr~Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum, Pūr~Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer, Pūr~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer 


My experience with Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit is very good. The appearance of my skin was much improoved - the texture and the skin tone became more even and it was very comfy to know that I was not putting tons of chemicals to my skin and there was no harm to animals as well. The only compliant about this set would be that it somehow doesn't include a toner. I think you agree with me that a toner is a very important part of a skin care routine.So I used Pūr~Lisse Organic Blue Lotus~White Tea instead of a toner. You can read about my experience with it here. And the last thing I wanted to mention is that this set lasted me about a month instead of 2 weeks stated on  Pūr~Lisse web site and on the label. 

Summing up the results, I must say that Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit is a great way to try and test Pūr~Lisse skincare products or to take them with you when you travelling. It also makes a great gift. And the products in this set are amazing!

I received Pūr~Lisse Bright & Beautiful Jet Set ~ Starter Kit from Pūr~Lisse for review purposes

Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis

Hey guys!

My todays blog post is about Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis. This conditioner is made by Belarus cosmetic company Bel Cosmex which is quite popular here in Russia.

 Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis
Image from BelKosmex.by 

What company says: Takes care of hair, complementing the action of the shampoo. Aloe Barbadensis extract prevents hair loss and stimulates its growth. Tea Tree oil has anti-inflammatory effect on the scalp. D-Panthenol provides restoration of the keratin layer, returns hair smoothness and shine. Conditioning additive protects the hair from mechanical damage, making it easier to comb and style.

Directions: Apply conditioner to the entire length of hair washed with shampoo and massage into the scalp. After 10-15 minutes rinse hair thoroughly with warm water.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Malaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Allantoin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, CI 19140, CI 42090.

Price: About $3.17 / 95 rub. for 6.35 oz. / 180 g. I received this as a gift.

My experience: Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis comes in a simple white plastic tube with a screw cap. The label on the tube is quite bright though.

   Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis / the packaging

I don't think this type of package is convinient for use in the shower. I prefer tubes with flip caps. 

The texture of this conditioner is light and silky however it's not runny. As you can see on the photo below, it has a nice mint green color. The scent of the conditioner is like a combination of Tea Tree oil scent and undefinable synthetic fragrance. Personally I love strong fresh scent of Tea Tree oil and I think technologists at Bel Cosmex ruined it adding that awful synthetic fragrance. 

   Bel Cosmex Teebaum Strengthening Conditioner With Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Barbadensis / the texture

I use this conditioner after shampooing my hair and apply it only to the lenghts of the hair but not to the scalp as stated in the instructions because I think applying conditioner to the scalp can increase its oiliness and I don't need that at all. 

It does great job as a conditioner. It makes my hair smooth, soft and easy to comb. That's almost all I need from a conditioner) But it's so hard to rinse it off my hair. I can spend 10 minutes rinsing and it's still there( I hate this feeling( So now, when I finished using this conditioner, I know for sure that I won't repurchase it.

That's all for today. Take care!

*** CLOSED *** Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes And Blush Or Bronzer Brush /Review And Giveaway/ + 2 FOTDs (But Not Mine) *** CLOSED ***

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Hi guys!

Sorry for being MIA, but I'm so terribly busy these days... I know I must have published this post last week but... better late then never, right?

So today I'd like to tell you about great Mineral Blushes and Blush or Bronzer Brush from Heidi Yi

 Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes
Image from HeidiYi..com

 
 Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush
Image from HeidiYi..com

What company says: 

Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes - Mineral Blush is excellent for wedding makeup or everyday wear. It is ideal for sensitive or erupted skin. It has a soft and silky light texture with a flawless finish.

Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush - Flat brush used for dusting mineral bronzer or blush. (Info from Heidi Yi brochure)

Directions: Use the Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush to gather your colour from the lid and tap off the extra. Then use light, feathery strokes from the apple of your cheek back towards your hairline. Depending on desired look a light or heavy application can be used, start lightly and gradually build up colour. If you are unhappy with application, it’s as easy as using your foundation kabuki brush to erase any mistakes! (Info from HeidiYi.com) 

Ingredients:

Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes - Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), may contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush - not stated.

Price:

Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes - $39.00 / 1170 rub. for 0.18 oz. / 5 g.

Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush - $39.00 / 1170 rub.

Heidi Yi offer FREE postage & handling Australia wide.

My experience: Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes come in plastic sifter jars with silver toned lids with white Heidi Yi logo on the top as other Heidi Yi products do.

Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes and Blush or Bronzer Brush 

There's a label with the name of the color and the full list of ingredients at the bottom of each jar.

   Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes / the labels on the bottom of the jars

Available colors of Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes are: BL1 - Frosted Berry, BL2 - Frosted Plum, BL 3 - Matt Apricot. These blushes are very pigmented and have a great texture. Frosted Berry is great for everyday wear, it is a soft pink color with frost. Frosted Plum is great for special occasions such as a wedding, it is a deep plum color with lots of frost. It's my fave blush at the moment, it looks great on tanned skin and the frost in this blush adds gorgeous highlights to the cheeks. Matt Apricot is an excellent choice for mature skin or when you are in the mood for matte blush. This is a soft apricot color without frost.

 Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes / in the jars 
  left to right - BL1 - Frosted Berry, BL2 - Frosted Plum, BL 3 - Matt Apricot

All the colors are very easy to work with. They are buildable in layers and very blendable. You only need a tiny bit of the product because they are so pigmented. I think 0.18 oz. / 5 g  jar of Heidi Yi Mineral Blush will last you like forever!

Take a look at the swatches:

Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes / swatched on the hand / top - daylight / bottom - direct sunlight 
left to right - BL1 - Frosted Berry, BL2 - Frosted Plum, BL 3 - Matt Apricot



 Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush 

I have told you about benefits of using this brush for applying bronzers but it also work great with blushes. This brush has a flat top and thereby it doesn't cause as much fly away of the product as dome shaped blush brushes do. Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush covers bigger area at a time then other blush brushes I have used and it provides more color in the middle of that area and less color at the edges and this wonderful effect reduces the time one needs for blending. All I need to do after applying blush with Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush is to lightly touch that area with kabuki brush to make sure everything is blended well for seamless and natural looking coverage and that's it!

And here is a couple of FOTDs featuring Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes applied with the Blush or Bronzer Brush. The first one is created for my mother-in-law's prom night. Oh, she's not a student, she's a lecturer at a University! In this pic she's wearing Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in Matt Apricot. You can see drops of water on her face - I took this photo right after the moment she wiped her face with an ice cube (this is her tip for setting makeup and make it last for hours) and before she stepped out the door where a taxi was already waiting for her.

 FOTD / Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in Matt Apricot, applied with Heiedi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush 

Another FOTD was created as a trial makeup for Nastya's prom night (and yes, she is... or more precisely, was a student, LOL). She's wearing Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in Frosted Plum on her cheeks and lips. For lip color, I mixed a lipbalm (any will work except those very solid wax based ones) with the blush using a lip brush. 
    FOTD / Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in Frosted Plum, applied with Heiedi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush   

Thanks girls for modelling! 

And now let's move to the most interesting part! 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize

There will be two winners. One lucky winner will receive one Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in their choice of color ($39.00) and another lucky winner will receive one Heidi Yi Blush or Bronzer Brush ($39.00). Total value of the prizes are $78.00.

Heidi Yi Giveaway @ Endless Summer!

Giveaway Details

The giveaway is open to everybody as pursuant to your local state / country’s laws. The prizes will be shipped by Heidi Yi.
The giveaway will end on September 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM Last Time Zone.
The winners will be chosen via Random.org and notified via email. First chosen winner will receive the prize she / he wants and second chosen winner will receive the remaining prize. The winners will have 72 hours from the time the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If no response is received, the prize will be passed along to another entry.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry! If it says '2 entries' leave 2 comments.
Please leave your email address with every entry!
Please leave only valid comments for valid entries. I will check!

Mandatory Entry

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect publicly. Visit Heidi Yi and take a look around. Leave a comment with your name, email address, Google Friend Connect name and the item(s) from Heidi Yi you would love to try.

Additional Entries
  • Sign up to Heidi Yi Newsletter. You can find the subscription form at the left part of Heidi Yi home page. Leave a comment you did this. (1 entry)  
  • 'Like' Heidi Yi on Facebook and leave a comment with your Facebook name (1 entry)
  • 'Like' my Facebook page and leave a comment with your Facebook name (1 entry)
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook wall and leave a comment with the link (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter name (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this sample tweet: "#WIN! Heidi Yi Mineral Blush and Brush #Giveaway! http://t.co/2aBF5WZ 2 winners! Open worldwide! Ends 9/10!" Leave a comment with the link to your tweet (can be done daily - 1 entry for each tweet)
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS and leave a comment saying that (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my blog via email and leave a comment saying that (1 entry)
  • Blog about my giveaway in a dedicated post using the photo of the prize. Make sure you link back to this post. Provide the link to your blogpost in the comment (2 entries)
  • Post my giveaway in your blog's sidebar or giveaway page, including the photo of the prize, and linking to this post. Leave a comment with your blog's link (2 entries)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Good luck! 

I received Heidi Yi Mineral Blushes and Blush or Bronzer Brush from Heidi Yi for review purposes


 

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