Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reverse Signs of Aging with TruAGE Skin AGE Therapy Gel: Review and Giveaway!!!

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TruAGE Skin AGE Therapy Gel by Morinda: Reverse Signs of Aging Naturally!
It is time for my follow-up post! Last month I shared my first impressions and product information for Morinda's new TruAGE Skin AGE Therapy Gel. Well, now that I have been using this product for about 6 weeks, I am ready to share my video review. Plus, I have a giveaway for 5 Full-Sized tubes of TruAGE Skin AGE Therapy Gel for 5 lucky winners!!! To find out more about this amazing new AGE Therapy gel, see my video, and enter the Giveaway, please click here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glowing and Natural Skin with Neutrogena's Visibly Even BB Cream

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I have been all about face products lately! My overall look in the Summer is light makeup and a natural look. So, my focus really is on great skin. BB Creams are, in my opinion, the easiest way to achieve this. A good BB Cream, like this one from Neutrogena, plus a light dusting of powder is all I need to get naturally pretty glowing skin! 
I tried out Neutrogena's Visibly Even BB Cream in the shade fair to light. I am somewhat surprised to find out that this product comes in only 2 shades. For reference, my skin is extremely fair and almost porcelain. Sometimes even the lightest shades of foundation in any given line are too dark for me. So, when I first saw this product coming out of the tube, I thought it would be too dark for me. Well, somehow, when I work it into my skin, it magically works! So, I am thrilled that the "fair to light" shade works for me! It is possible that my skin is just a hint darker than usual as it is the end of Summer and despite my sunscreen application and shade-loving ways, I probably do have a hint of color from the sun. So, don't let the limited shade selection dissuade you, the product is sheer enough that the colors are forgiving.

The product itself is quite scented. While I would prefer the BB Cream to be unscented, this fresh and somewhat sunscreen-like scent does not bother me. While this BB Cream is thick in consistency, it is light in feel on the skin. This sheer formula gives light coverage. However, the optical diffusers in the formula really do work well to blur imperfections and give you a slight glow. Plus, the formula contains an SPF of 30 (love that!) and "essential soy" to reduce blotchiness and discolorations.

How I Use:
I use this product after my morning skincare routine and as the first step in my makeup routine. I, personally, wear my daily moisturizer with sunscreen under this. So, I consider this BB Cream to be a boost to my regular sunscreen. Also, I feel that my combo skin needs more moisture than this BB Cream provides alone. I like to top this BB Cream with a light dusting of sheer powder. I think the finish is a bit too luminous for me without the addition of the powder. When I am finished setting this BB Cream, the overall result is beautiful skin! I just love wearing this product!!!

Overall, I like Neutrogena's Visibly Even BB Cream for it's skin perfecting and priming results. It really does blur discolorations on my skin and give me healthy and glowy skin. Plus, I think that the formula gives such a natural look!

Have you tried this BB Cream? What are your thoughts? 

Thanks for reading!

Pammy Blogs Beauty

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top 10 Tuesdays: Top 10 Brushes!

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It is Top Ten Tuesday time again! This time the Top Ten Tuesdays bloggers are sharing their favorite makeup brushes. My makeup brushes are near-and-dear to my heart. The brushes that I love are used daily. Often, when I find a brush that I love, I use it for years and years. Some of the brushes in my collection have been going strong for 10+ years! I try out a LOT of brushes. Only the ones that really work best are added to my everyday routine. 
Here are my current Top 10 Brushes:
  • Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush: This foundation brush is amazing! The "optical blurring" transpires when you buff your foundation into your skin. It seamlessly blends the product across your skin and makes it become one with your skin. When used with the Naked Skin Foundation from Urban Decay (which I LOVE) it disperses the light reflecting pigments.
  • Eco Tools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Brush: I love wearing powder foundation and this brush distributes it beautifully! Plus, it is retractable. So, it is perfect for your handbag or travel! Earth-friendly and cruelty-free :)
  • Real Techniques by Sam & Nic Chapman Blush Brush: Real Techniques brushes are affordable and amazing quality! Plus, I love supporting YouTuber Makeup Artists Sam & Nic Chapman. Their makeup tutorials are fabulous!!! This brush is oversized and super soft.
  • Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush: I literally just started using this brush and it is already a favorite! I love using this with my creme and gel liners. The angle of the brush really makes application easier. Plus, I love the ultra-fine the brush is. Specifically designed by Laura Mercier to work with the Creme Eye Liner, the brush uses high quality synthetic fibers in a narrow, exact point with a thin profile that creates the most precise looks. Angled ferrule allows you to reach up over the lashes to easily apply along the lash line.
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER 130 Large Powder Brush: If you are looking for a super duper soft luxe powder brush...this is IT! I like using really big brushes for finishing powder application. I just lightly dust this brush over the powder of my choice and dust it across my face. The result is a super light dusting of powder. So quick and easy! Plus, I absolutely love the feel of this brush on my skin. Heavenly! 
  • Eco Tools Bamboo Deluxe Concealer Brush: I use this every single day. It is perfect for under-eye concealer application. Plus it is super soft on my delicate eye area. Another love from Eco Tools! 
  • Sigma e55 Eye Shading Brush: This brush is simply the perfect size for my eye lid and my brow bone area. It is my most used eye shadow brush by a landslide. Plus, I just love Sigma brushes. Amazing quality, fabulous assortment, and really great prices!
  • MAC 266 Small Angle Brush: This is my favorite eye liner brush for applying powder eyeshadow wet (which is honestly my most used method for lining my is just so natural). This brush has the perfect, it is nice and thin for a natural looking line. I have had this brush for more than 10 years and it is still going strong!
  • Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush: This is the perfect blush for bronzer/contour application. The small tapered point places the color perfectly. Then you just press in and blend out. The soft fluffiness of the brush blends the product in beautifully. I always use this for bronzer. Every single time I apply!
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What are your favorite brushes? I would love to hear!

Please check out the links below to my fellow Top Ten Tuesdays Bloggers picks for Top 10 Brushes!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The POPSUGAR Must Have box: August 2014 Box Opening! (discount code!)

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The POPSUGAR Must Have box: August Box Opening!
I am *so excited*! Today I am going to share with you my first-ever POPSUGAR Must Have box "box opening"! As ya'll know, I am a nut for monthly box subscriptions. I have certainly tried a lot of them and continue to be a subscriber to many different box services. I have heard great things about the POPSUGAR Must Have box from POPSUGAR for quite some time. So, I am super excited to partner with them for a POPSUGAR Must Have box "box opening"! 

Nothing beats the thrill (well, almost nothing, lol!) of finding a monthly subscription box on your doorstep or in your mailbox. It truly feels like you are getting a little "present" each month. Sure, I love my beauty sample subscriptions. However, sometimes I want a little something different. This is exactly what you will get with the POPSUGAR Must Have get your beauty fix *plus* items from a variety of other categories like fashion, home, fitness, food, ect! Sure, I love beauty, but as those of you know who follow me on social media, I am all about Fashion, Cooking, Shopping, and Baby/Mommy topics, too! This POPSUGAR Must Have box is a treat for the "whole me"...not just my beauty-side! Plus, who doesn't like opening a surprise box? It really does feel like a present! :)

The Scoop on the POPSUGAR Must Have box service:
  • Hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food
  • Full-size products and premium items
  • Choose your subscription plan and each month you will receive a POPSUGAR Must Have box delivered directly to your door.
    Monthly for $39.95/month
    3 months for $109.85 (save $10)
    6 months for $214.70 (save $25)
    1 year for $429.40 (save $50)

To find out what was inside my August 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have box...and to get the details for my $10.00 off Special Offer, please click "read more" below!

Beauty Box Five: Radiant and Remarkable August 2014 Box Opening!

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Beauty Box Five: August Box Opening!
Hey Beauty Box lovers, it is that time again...time for my monthly Beauty Box Five Box Opening Post! As a huge fan of beauty sample boxes, I always eagerly await their arrival. It is always interesting to see who has the "best box" each month. Not to mention, I love discovering the beauty gems inside. 

What is Beauty Box 5?
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers 5 cosmetic samples to your door for $12 a month. The samples are all deluxe and sometimes the boxes include full-sized products, too! Shipping is free on every box. :) When you subscribe to Beauty Box 5, each month you get a beauty box delivered right to your door! The boxes contain a mix of makeup, beauty accessories, skincare, fragrance, bath& body items, and nail products (Not all of these this month, but something from those categories). Beauty Box 5 is a great way to discover new products or get yourself out of a cosmetics rut!
This month's theme is "Radiant and Remarkable". Summer is almost over and Beauty Box 5 wants to add some finishing touches to your routine to carry you through till Fall: beaming skin, dazzling lips, and lustrous locks will keep you glowing! :)

To find out more details about what is inside the box, please click "read more" below! :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Christine from 15 Minute Beauty shares her Concealer Picks!

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Christine from 15 Minute Beauty is a busy lady.  She works full time, has a blog and a family.  She gets phone calls all night long for work, not to mention restless nights of sleep because of pregnancy issues!  It should come as no surprise that she has more concealer than a Sephora store. I often tell Christine that I think she is Superwoman with all that she does. She has been a huge supporter of my blog and has been a source of advice and encouragement for me for years now. Be sure to jump over to her blog to check out her concealer picks! I know that I will (as we all know, finding good under eye concealer is what got me into makeup in the first place!).

Pammy Blogs Beauty

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Skin Loves: Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight by Sarah McNamara

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In a word: wow! I am completely obsessed with this product: Introducing the Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight! What is it exactly? What does it do? I will go into details below....but, basically, this 5-in-1 skin enhancer just makes your skin look smooth, glowing, and perfected!!! Many times products that have 5-in-1 claims fall short, but not this skin enhancer!

At first, I will admit that I was skeptical. I thought the color was going to be too dark and the formula would be too sparkly. Plus, I didn't really know what the product was supposed to "do". However, I was wrong! When I apply this skin enhancer, the tone really works with my skin and the shimmery glow of the product works to make my skin just look really glowy (in a good way)! So, as of now, I am addicted to wearing this! You get gorgeous skin and a natural glowy and somewhat sunkissed look with minimal effort!
Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight contains natural pearlized mineral pigments that:
  • Illuminate skin, while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Minimize the appearance of pore size and uneven skin texture.
  • Hydrate to provide long lasting nourishment and anti-aging benefits.
  • Help protect against future sun damage with UVA/UVB SPF 20.
To find out more details and read my full review, please click "read more" below!

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