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Physicians Formula pH Powder and Blush Review

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Makeup Reviews

I have never heard of these products and was intrigued when I found these pH adjusting face products while I was shopping this weekend. The package suggests to apply these products on a dry face after moisturizing for best results. Wait 60 seconds and the powder will adjust its’ color depending on your skin’s pH.

Face Powder in light and Blush in Pink.
Face Powder in light and Blush in Pink.

The Face Powder comes in a square shaped compact that contains a brush and LED lights.

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Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum Review

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Product Reviews

Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum claims to repair skin by evening out the skin tone. The product is made up of 98 % natural ingredients, containing a base of 20% Vitamin C.

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“Our Even Glow Serum will repair, refresh, and renew your skin; restoring evenness to your complexion, giving you an extra boost of confidence each time you look in the mirror.” (valentiaskincare.com)

Naturally Vitamin C is a skin brightener. Thus one would expect this product to tone down the redness in one’s skin through using this product.

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The Face Shop Aura Color Control Cream Review

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Makeup Reviews

The Face Shop Aura Color Control cream claims to provide wrinkle care, whitening, and sun protection.

After testing out the sample I received from The Face Shop I can not say much about the wrinkle care after using the product only once. However the sun protection and whitening was there.

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Advertisement picture for Aura Color Control Cream.

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In my opinion this is the best CC Cream I have ever used. I have only used American CC creams so I can not compare this CC Cream to any brands from different countries. However, as soon as I applied this product to my face it covered up redness and made my face color match my body color.

Instant whitening and color correction. Product is applied to left side of face.
Instant whitening and color correction. Product is applied to left side of face.

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Dark Red Vampire Eye Makeup

First apply an eyeshadow primer all over your eye lid up to your brow bone. Also line the lower line of your eye with primer. This will create a base to help accentuate the colors that will be applied to your eyes. I used Julep mattifying eye primer. (Using E.L.F. eyeshadow palette.)

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Using a slightly damp brush, place the red eyeshadow all over the eye lid and up to the crease to about the eyebrow bone area. I use a lip brush with a rounded end that is smaller than my pinky finger nail for precision. image Continue reading Dark Red Vampire Eye Makeup

2015 Top 3 Beauty Styles

1) Minimal Makeup is in.

Whether you are going on a date or you are going to work minimalism  is the new trend in makeup application and color emphasis.

This trend gives you a natural look and does not make your face look over done. For these reasons you can rock this trend in both the office and the night club. To wear this trend stick to more natural blush colors and utilize neutral tones for your lip and eye makeup. Using a lower coverage base makeup for your face or in some cases no base makeup will help you be on trend with this look.

Try using a lower coverage base such as Etude House BB cream. $18 USD at www.beauteque.com
Try using a lower coverage base such as Etude House BB cream. $18 USD at www.beauteque.com

As seen in the 2015 Valentine’s makeup episode of Get it Beauty both the better girl and better boy are given make overs with the  minimal makeup look. When compared to their before and after pictures the minimal makeup look enhances their natural beauty and makes them look “more attractive to the opposite sex”.

 

 

Better Girl (name of an audience member) Before and After her transformation with minimal subtle makeup look.
Better Girl (nickname of an audience member) Before and After her transformation with minimal,subtle makeup look.

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#MyKPop Reality Show MNet America

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Korean Experiences

If you are unaware of the television network called MNet America then you may have missed out on one of the most interesting KPop related American reality TV shows.

The show “#MyKPop” emphasizes the power of the hashtag on social media. Through hashtags people all over the world are able to connect with others and bond over their love for KPop.

Original Casting Call. Note this is from 2013 and is not current.
Original Casting Call. Note this is from 2013 and is NOT current.

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Radha Beauty Products Eye Gel Review

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Product Reviews


“You are never too young to begin skin care” seems to be the family motto for the women in my family at this moment. With four women living in the same house hold we have tried practically every product on the market. When I came across the opportunity to review Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel I was more than eager to review this product.

I received the Eye Gel from Radha Beauty for free to review through Brand Backer. Along with the eye gel I was provided the Vitamin C Serum and the “Miracle” Retinol Moisturizer. I am familiar with these types of products due to my family’s* obsession with Korean Skin Care products, however I was intrigued by the affordable price point that these quality products are sold for.

*(Side note: You are never too young to begin skin care. My 16 year old younger sibling has a 12 step skin care routine that she completes every morning and night.)

Skin Care Trio provided courtesy of Radha Beauty.
Skin Care Trio provided courtesy of Radha Beauty. Radha (pronounced RADA) means Beauty Goddess.

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Korean Western Influence Makeup Trend

If you are unaware of the recent K-Pop wave to hit the world then you are most likely missing out on the wonderful world of Korean Beauty Prdodcuts. From road shops to high end brands, beauty lovers all over the world can not wait to get their hands on K-Beauty products.

Recently I have noticed a trend of Korean makeup artists incorporating Western makeup and Western makeup application trends into the makeup looks they create.

Korean makeup trends are most commonly known as:

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Caffe Latte Maeil Review

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Korean Experiences
Addictive coffee only found at HMart. (So far)
Addictive coffee only found at HMart. (So far)

I bought this coffee as a quick drink that I was not expecting to taste great. After the first sip I was hooked. The taste is amazing and the calories are not that high.

The flavor I chose was Mocha con Choco there was a creamy chocolate taste along with the taste of coffee.

Cup is sealed.
Cup is sealed.
Inside of cup.
Inside of cup.

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