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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

I was going through my makeup drawer and noticed that I haven’t shown this particular product some love recently. Before encountering the IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®, this was the face powder I liked the most. Here’s my take on the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

The front of the box packaging it came in states the following:

“SPF 20 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Oxygen Boosting Technology
Healthy Glow + Flawless Finish
Supports Oxygen Flow to Skin”

The product packaging is simple and gives you a clear glimpse of the product you’re getting. I was apprehensive about trying this because the one thing I hate most about putting makeup on my face is the feel that something is there. It comes with a mirror and small brush that I did not utilize. The bristles are on the rough side, but it will work well in a pinch when you’re on the go. I use a fluffy makeup brush and sweep it over gently. I tap the brush to get the excess off and gently buff it onto my face. If you’re worried about the silvery white parts you see in the circles…don’t. It’s just an overspray and it’s just a touch of silvery white. It’s gone after the first use. It feels very light on my face. I definitely can feel it there, but I am no longer aware of it after a few minutes. It gives my face a finished, even look without using anything else. I didn’t think I’d see as much difference as I thought I would. With that said, I still prefer the formula and the airbrushed effect I get from IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®. Of course, this is a more affordable option than that. It kept the oil on my face at bay throughout the workday. The SPF factor in this product is a plus for me. Extra sun protection is always welcomed in my book. The shade I picked up is Translucent. The other shade it is available in is called Creamy Natural.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Oh So Radiant! Powder

If I’m not willing to spend more than $15, this powder is the best choice for me. I picked mine up at Target a few months ago.

This retails for about $13.95 and is available at various mass retail and drugstores as well as online on their website.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer

Hey guys! It’s Monday again. I hope your weekends were fun and productive. Mine was! I spent the weekend setting up this garden type of deal at one side of our yard. There were lots of digging involved. It looks good and all we’ve got left it dump some topsoil on and apply a coat of sealant to the wood on the outer side of the boxed garden. I made sure I wore sunscreen on my face at least since I tan very easily. Today’s post is on a makeup item that I typically don’t reach for but it blew me away when I did try it. Here’s my take on the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer

The product description on the back of the box states the following:

“To Use: Dispense a pinhead size amount of Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Concealer onto the back of your hand and warm up with your fingers. Apply to skin and gently blend using your fingertips or an IT Cosmetics® Heavenly Luxe® Airbrush Concealer or Foundation Brush. To set, gently press into skin. For a more matte finish, set with IT Cosmetics® Bye Bye Pores® Silk Anti-Aging Micro-Finishing Powder. Can be used as a spot concealer or all over foundation.”

More description from their website:

“Working hand in hand with leading plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Under Eye was created as a full coverage, highly pigmented anti-aging concealer that utilizes truly innovative technology and ingredients – giving women the power to finally say “bye -bye!” to stubborn under-eye issues. Bye Bye Under Eye offers a waterproof, yet moisturizing, formula that stays put no matter what. The truly innovative formula contains high concentrations of Vitamins K, A, C, E and Collagen, which are clinically proven to reduce under eye puffiness and discoloration while strengthening the delicate skin of the under eye area. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic.”

What I love about this product? The results! Immediate and undeniable — this product delivers what it claims. It is the BEST concealer I’ve ever tried so far. It covers so well that it caught me by surprise. I’ve tried concealers before and the results I get didn’t excite me like this one. This is the only concealer I’ve ever considered using on a regular basis and purchasing when it’s all gone. The others I’ve tried work only so-so. Part of it is my fault since it doesn’t match my skin tone while the other part is the product just doesn’t blend well or the texture is off and such. This one? No problems at all. At first, I got a little impatient with the tube because it was so slow in generating product for my initial use. But then I realized that it’s a great packaging design cause I really don’t need much at all. The tiny hole at the tip of the tube really helps with control on how much product to use. I followed instructions and applied it with my fingers onto my under eye area. BAM! I can’t even tell I’m wearing any concealer by looks and by feel. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. I can’t really feel that it’s there actually, which makes this product the best concealer I’ve ever tried to date. The shade I got is in Neutral Medium and it matches me perfectly.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing. Nothing at all. I’m willing to plunk down my hard-earned cash for this product.

This item retails for $24 for 8 g / 0.28 oz and the regular version is available on their website as well as other retail and online locations such as ULTA and QVC. I actually got this version (waterproof) as part of a set they had released on QVC as shown here. To check what retail locations where products from her line are carried, click here.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Laura Geller Semi-Annual Sale 2014

I hemmed and hawed and finally caved in last night. I made sure I liked stuff from this brand enough to make another purchase. I ran into the master bathroom and sat on the bathroom floor with my Brittany Spaniel beside me. I went through my Laura Geller inventory and opened an unused blush and applied it on real quick. It felt so light and I liked what I see that it sealed the deal for me. I ran to the PC and clicked add to cart twice (2 different kits) and placed my order. So what did I end up getting? 2 kits: Baked 101 and Sun Kissed Baked Radiance. I always found her kits to be the most affordable option and adding the 30% off on top of that just made it too hard to resist.

Laura Geller Semi-Annual Sale 2014

I’d recommend not putting it off any longer if you’ve been wanting to place an order for Laura Geller items. 30% off is one of their best sales from what I can tell. The bonus gift for reaching $50 is a nice incentive too. What are you waiting for? Hope on over to their website here. This ends tomorrow at 11:59 PM EDT.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection

I was digging through the makeup bag I carry in my purse and figured I’d give these a go since I’ve had them for a while now but never got around to using any of them. I got these as part of my Physicians Formula #PFGoBronze Contest Prize last year. Here’s my take on the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection

The front of the box packaging it came in states the following:

“Instant Drama!
Inner Rim Eyeliner
100% Waterproof”

The product packaging is simple but attractive. The basic colors seem to suit well for everyone really. This product comes in 2 different sets: Nude Eyes and Smoky Eyes. The one I got is Smoky Eyes. The 3 shades in this set are black, gunmetal and silver. There is some shimmer in these shades, but the shimmery particles are small that I can’t feel them really. The colors are almost 100% of what I expected them to be. I say almost because the silver shade isn’t a bright silver really. It’s toned down or muted and very wearable even to work. I guess I was bracing myself for full on metallic silver that I’ve seen with silver liquid eyeliners. I get at least 6 hours from this and it stayed on even past 8 hours with some wear. I can see the wear by how much it has faded on my water line. It’s still very impressive and I did use this too on the inner rims of my eyes. I did not experience any discomfort or pain at all, so this is a win for me. Swatches shown below are one swipe of the product of each shade.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection Swatches (in shade)

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection Swatches (direct sunlight)

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Universal Looks Collection Swatches (with flash)

I don’t think I have any need to pick up the Nude Eyes set but they do have another line where it’s targeted for different eye colors. I might want to pick the one for brown eyes up.

This retails for about $11.95 and is available at various mass retail and drugstores as well as online on their website.

Come Clean Pop Culture Soap

Hey guys! Today’s blog post takes a different turn as I review on a product that is targeted for dogs. I have had the opportunity to review what Come Clean has to offer for dogs. I was sent a small sample, so take that into consideration when reading my review.

Come Clean Pop Culture Soap Sample

Come Clean Pop Culture Soap Sample Naked

Come Clean Pop Culture Soap Sample Toy

What I love about this product? I got this sample a few months ago and immediately took pictures. That’s how it arrived to me in the mail, but understand that it’s only a sample size for review and I actually expect the actual product to look like the shots below taken from their website. It’s a very cute concept and the soap actually lasted longer than I expected. With my soapmaking background, I know by experience that glycerin bars don’t last as long as traditional soap bars but I didn’t expect the tiny sample to last for more than a wash on my Brittany Spaniel. I classify Brittany Spaniels as medium to large-sized dogs, so this tiny sample lasting more than one wash (it was good enough for 2) amazed me. With that said, it does what it’s supposed to do — clean the dog during a wash. It takes off the dirt and any accompanying odor my dog had. Amount of lather is decent, but definitely don’t expect it to have the same amount of lather as a regular dog shampoo. Scent is lightly pleasant and you have several to choose from to you own liking: Bergamot Sage, Lemon Eucalyptus, Coconut Lavender and I spotted a new one they’re offering — Syrup & Waffles. When the soap is all gone, a little figurine toy is revealed. I think kids would enjoy this concept more and this reminds me of a novelty item I’ve seen sold in Hallmark stores recently where there’s a soap bar with a bill in the center that could range from $1 to $50.

What I don’t like about this product? If I had to be picky, it’s really just a matter of personal preference: I prefer dog shampoos still over soap bars.

Come Clean Pop Culture Dog Soap

Come Clean Pop Culture Sneaker Soap

This item retails for $12 for a bar and is available on their website as well as other retail locations.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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