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As a Hawaii girl, born & raised, I’m always excited to hear about new Hawaii made products.  Recently, I was introduced to Kuleana Beauty Skincare, beauty products made right here in the islands and I’m really stoked to share it with all of you.

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What is Kuleana Beauty?

Kuleana is a clean, simple skincare system that features moisturizing Hawaiian beauty oils and facial cleansers made with natural ingredients grown and handcrafted right in Hawaii by pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel.  (Pacific Biodiesel is also the company behind the Maui Sunflower Farm that you see in my picture below)

About Kuleana

Kuleana beauty products are manufactured by Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.  Founded in 1995 on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid bio fuels.  It demonstrates a sustainable, community-based, zero-waste “agriculture and renewable energy” model that is helping Hawaii fight climate change and achieve a clean energy future.  

This photograph was taken in April 2017.

I had the opportunity to try two products from the Kuleana Beauty line Soothe and I’m going to share my thoughts on each product for all of you.

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Soothe Beauty Cleanser

The cleanser is gentle on the skin and made with macadamia nut oil, Hawaiian sea salt and Hawaiian rainwater that is collected and purified from the rainy Hilo area of Hawaii island.  The cleanser rinses very easily from the skin without tugging or rubbing but leaves my skin feeling clean and renewed.  If you’re looking for a cleanser that has a lot of lather, this one may not be it… but it doesn’t leave me feeling dirty after a cleansing.  My skin feels clean (without the dryness), fresh and I love that the cleanser is lightweight but still offers so much moisture for my dry skin.

Ingredients:  Aqua (filtered rainwater) Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide*, Sodium Chloride (Hawaiian Sea Salt). 
* used only to saponify oils into soap. None remains in final product.

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Soothe Beauty Oil

Made with pure Hawaiian macadamia nut oil, which is a light oil that absorbs rapidly to nourish the skin. This oil is perfect to moisturize all skin types. The Beauty Oil is also a favorite of mine because I can use it day or night as a light moisturizer or to really hydrate my skin if needed. It hasn’t clogged my pores or caused my sensitive skin any issues.

Ingredients:  Macadamia nut oil

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I’ve been using each of these products quite religiously as a part of my daily skincare routine over the last 2 months or so.  My skin looks radiant after using both of these products and I love how soft and smooth my face feels each day.  Whether I use both products together or separately, I know that my skin will look radiant and glowing but also plump and youthful.  I’m definitely a fan of these products and I just love how my skin drinks each of them up and looks and feels so hydrated.

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3 Skincare lines to choose from:

Kuleana offers three distinct skincare products:

  • Soothe – made with Hawaiian pure macadamia nut oil, is rich in antioxidants and possessing anti-inflammatory properties.  It is excellent for all skin types.
  • Nourish – ideal for moisturizing, is made with macadamia oil, kukui nut oil and coconut oil.
  • Rejuve – meant for maturing skin, is made with macadamia oil, avocado oil and green coffee oil.

All Kuleana products are GMO-free, contain no synthetic fragrances or colors, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable.  Kuleana Beauty is now being carried at the spas of luxury hotels in Hawaii such as Andaz Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona (Big Island).

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Coming soon to Kuleana

Coming soon, Kuleana will also be releasing a reef-safe sunscreen, that includes their natural plant-based oils and is free of oxybenzon and octinoxate, both of which are soon-to-be-banned in Hawaii as of Jan. 1, 2021 (common sunscreen ingredients that are now known to cause damage to our reefs.)  You can pre-order your sunscreen now as shipments will begin in September 2018.

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I’m proud to say that Kuleana Products are a part of Hawaii and as a Hawaiian Native, I love the mission behind the brand.  It’s import to remember that our Earth is simply on loan and we need to take care of it while it’s in our possession.  

In Hawaiian, “kuleana” means a personal sense of responsibility.

Pono – To Make Right!

If you’ve been reading my posts here on Honeygirl’s World for a while, you may know that I review and test out many skin care products.  But, Kuleana has a special place in my heart.  The “Kuleana” or responsibility of our Hawaiian people is to perpetuate our Hawaiian culture, language and land.  Kuleana Beauty takes that value and uses it to inspire their company to not only practice sustainability and support local farming but also to help create a cleaner, kinder and healthier world for all of us.  In Hawaiian, we would call that “Pono”, which is defined as:  righteousness or to make right.  

Please be sure to head on over to the Kuleana website to get the full mission and background on how this company came about.  I’m sure you will enjoy their story and love what they stand for as much as I do.  

Mahalo (thank you) Kuleana Beauty for giving me the opportunity to try your products.  You have a life long customer and fan and I look forward to trying all of the other skincare products you offer as well as sharing your brand and products with everyone I know.

To purchase your own products from Kuleana, visit them at:  https://kuleanabeauty.com/


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Hi Friends.  I’m excited to share a new video with all of you.  Check out a few new things I found at the drugstore and some PR Goodies I received recently.  All information, as well as purchase links, can be found in the description of the video.  Have a wonderful day.

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I’m a wholehearted believer that great makeup application is done with great tools.  But, over the years I’ve learned that your tools or makeup do not need to be expensive or have a luxury price tag to get the job done.  I have tried a variety of different tools from different brands and I can attest that quality and cost are not always one in the same.  Beauty Junkees has easily become one of my favorite makeup brush brands (and makeup brands for that matter) and today I’m sharing with all of you a new collection of brushes.

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Beauty Junkees is a brand I’ve talked about here on the blog many times.  I’ve recommended their products to many friends and readers over the years and it’s become a favorite of mine to use for just about every and any occasion.  What I love about Beauty Junkees is that they are so affordable, that it makes creating your everyday makeup looks an absolute breeze.  Beauty Junkees brushes and cosmetic products are sold via their website and on their Amazon Storefront.

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Let’s talk about their new Duo Fiber Collection.  Retailing for just $29.97, this set includes 6 brushes and come with a faux leather zip-up bag.  Each brush is labeled with its use/name so that beginners or pros can utilize the tool for what it’s for.  The 6 piece Duo Fiber Makeup Brush Set has long and short synthetic hairs to pick up and distribute the perfect amount of makeup.  Each application will provide a sheer, flawless, skin-perfecting finish.  Back in my freelance days I often used duo-fiber brushes to apply cream and liquid products so that it left the skin and application soft and blended.  The short bristles hold the product, while the long bristles blend to a featherweight finish.  These brushes work great with liquids, creams, and powders.  They are ideal brushes for acneic, scarred, dry or aging skin.  Each brush comes with a solid wood handle with double crimped copper ferrules.  I love how soft these are and the fact that there is such a great selection of brush type in this set.  You can literally create a look using just this set of brushes, from foundation and concealer down to the eye makeup and highlight.  These brushes do not shed and are just perfect considering the price point and how affordable they are.

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The Pro Powder set comes with 3 brushes and retails for $19.97.  This gorgeous brush set also comes in a faux leather zip-up bag and is also labeled for easy to use simplicity.  The 3 Piece Pro Powder Makeup Brush Set is best used to apply powder all over the face and body for that gorgeous, polished finish.  These brushes work great with loose, pressed, minerals, blush, contour and highlighter powders and I love how soft and fluffy they are.  They are made with high density synthetic Taklon bristles and are vegan-friendly.  Each brush comes with a solid wood handle, double crimped copper ferrule and is created to not shed.  I love this set because it is the perfect type of brush for an effortless application or all over color.  Did I mention these were soft?  My gosh, they are so soft that it’s hard to not want to pet them 😉

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I’m always excited to try new products from the Beauty Junkees line.  The brand has flourished and extended their line of products a lot since I first started using the brand about three years ago.  With over 200 makeup brushes in my collection, I find that I will always pull for a Makeup Junkees brush before any other brand.  I am also a huge fan of the different makeup they now have available – from eyeshadows to blush and highlight (lippies and brow products too).  Beauty Junkees is becoming one of my favorite brands for a wide selection of beauty products.  You can search {Beauty Junkees} on the blog and read up on some of my favorites from the brand.

If you’re like me and love a minimal makeup look or go for a glammed up smoky eye, I definitely suggest checking out what Beauty Junkees has to offer.  I think that price really doesn’t always determine the quality and in this case, the quality surpasses the price point making these brush sets an absolute steal.

Wanna get more information on these sets and more from the brand?  Head on over to http://www.beautyjunkees.com/

 

 

 


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In December of last year, I shared with all of you about the HiMirror and what it has done for me.  I would never have imagined that something like this would make its way to the market while I was still alive.  And, I have loved using this unique tool now over the last 10 months or so and it’s become a part of my everyday skin care regimen.  While I’m always amazed at the fun and interesting technology finds that make its way into the beauty community I’m also excited to see how they improve our beauty routines. While the first HiMirror has wowed me tremendously, I was so excited to share the newest from the brand.  Today I introduce you to the HiMirror Plus.  Are you ready to get the lowdown on this beauty?

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While the HiMirror Plus is a smart mirror just like it’s sister the original HiMirror, there have been a plethora of upgrades that make this new mirror fun and definitely change up your beauty routine as you know it.  A Smarter Beauty technology that takes your skin care game to new levels, offering innovative technology with the ease of an at-home beauty consultant.

Installation of this bad gal was easy and very quick.  I decided that instead of mounting the mirror to my door as I did with the first HiMirror, that I wanted to have it on my little makeup table so it was available for me each day.  A simple little frame, which I purchased on my own, made a great accompaniment.

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The set up for the HiMirror Plus was quite easy to do and the instructions along with a handy YouTube video to follow made it a breeze.  You do need to have your mirror near a plug so that you can plug it in and of course, you must have a WiFi connection to connect to the mirror.  The app to help with analyzing and set up is available on iPhone or Android (I have Android) and it’s as easy as answering a few skin care questions. The setup process takes about 5 minutes and while it takes a little getting used to the actual use of the product, it’s fairly easy once you get started.

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Once set up – you can start using your HiMirror Plus.  Each scan of your face will analyze the following things:

  • Clarity
  • Texture
  • Firmness
  • Brightness
  • Healthiness

HiMirror Plus can track your skin’s progress each day and record your skin’s current condition while comparing it to those from previous months.  This Personal Beauty System provides you with a comparison so you can see which products are really working for you and which are not.

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The HiMirror Plus also understands your skin care and personal needs.  It will pinpoint areas on the face where you have individual areas that may need treatment, like:

  • Dark Circles
  • Red spots
  • Fine Lines
  • Complexion
  • Pores
  • Dark Spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Roughness

These areas will be marked by the level of intensity compared to your overall complexion.  This information is very useful in keeping up with the proper skin care regimen and products.

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The HiMirror Plus has an HD camera that works to analyze your skin but also provides you with face recognition each time you turn on your camera.  You can close and open the shutter to keep your privacy but this very awesome camera will detect your dark spots, redness, pores, fine lines, texture and so much more on your skin.  Each time you take a photo with this camera, it will track your skins progress over time and give you tips on how you can improve your skin’s overall condition.  It’s definitely a high-tech skin care loving friend that I think every girl needs.

What’s great about the HiMirror Plus is that it also offers voice recognition.  This handy tool has been making it a little easier for me to operate the mirror when I’m not feeling the hand gestures that day.

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The HiMirror Plus offers a variety of new upgrades as I stated before and that includes updates to the software.  You can keep on top of your local weather, news and even listen to music without leaving the mirrors side.  All of the mirror’s options give you a variety of selections for you to choose from.  The HiMirror is powered by Big Data but all of your personal information is kept completely private and monitoring your skin care is easy with the mirror or smartphone app which is free to download.

The HiMirror Plus also has an additional tool to help with your skincare regimen.  The HiSkin is a cool little device that you can purchase separately and connect to your HiMirror or phone via Bluetooth.  You can use this handy tool to get accurate readings of your skin in the particular areas for a better analysis.

“This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.”

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The HiMirror Plus is more than a Beauty Consultant, it offers you a variety of tools at your fingertips.  You can magnify your beauty with HiMirror’s specialized lens and magnifying feature.  There are two new zoom options now available offering you actual photo size, 2x and 3x zoom.

Like with all products I’ve tried, there are many benefits in my opinion – or pros, as well as cons.  I think while the pros surely out-weight the cons, I did want to make a notation of some of the things that could use some adjustments to.

  1. Hand gestures:  Using the hand gestures is still something I need to get used to.  My arm gets tired after trying many times to select an option.  I know that it’s a matter of how the mirror is mounted and how fast you move your hand, but I’d love to see a touchscreen version to provide more ease.  The voice recognition is definitely helpful, but my arms are tired.
  2. Scanning products using the bar code to add to your Beauty Box:  This is actually a very easy thing to use, however, I don’t ever keep my boxes for products so that means that if I want to add it to my beauty box, I have to scan the product before throwing the box out.  It may seem like no big deal to do, but it can be cumbersome at times and that extra step can be a pain.
  3. The dreaded cord:  This one is probably the hardest for me to get over. The cord is not very long, so while it may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, for me, it can be.  I don’t have an open plug near my makeup area so I have to plug in an extension and drag it into the corner to use it.  A cordless version would be great, especially since I’m a clutz and have already knocked it down twice because I tripped on the cord.

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Overall, I have to say that I’ve become accustomed to using the HiMirror Plus (and prior to that the HiMirror) so it’s easily a favorite tool in my beauty routine.  Since I suffer from sensitive skin, this has been a tool that has totally made a difference in how I treat and care for my skin.  I’m optimistic that HiMirror will continue to make additional improvements to make the device much more user-friendly.  But, I do believe that with the options currently available, this product is genius and worth every penny.  If you are someone who loves new inventions and looking for smarter beauty options, you will love this at-home beauty consultant.  Of course, I try to keep it as real as I possibly can here, no frills or pretty pictures to entice you, just my thoughts on the product itself.  I found that after using the original HiMirror over the last year (just about), that I was able to make it work for me and figured out what I needed to improve on when it comes to my skin.  This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.

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A few updates on HiMirror…

HiMirror recently launched their remote control on August 18th.  Woohoo!  So, both HiMirror and HiMirror Plus bundles are available that include the remote control as an option.  Prices for each bundle are:

HiMirror + Remote Control:  $149 + Free Shipping

HiMirror Plus + Remote Control:  $229 + Free Shipping

There is currently a promo code valid for accessories for the HiMirror/HiMirror Plus which include — Stand, HiSkin, Smart Body Scale.  Use Code:  BCLA17 at the HiMirror Website.

I definitely suggest checking out this Personal Beauty System that will offer you skin analysis, skincare tips and so much more.  Head on over to the HiMirror Plus Website and get all the details and see if this is the tool you need to up your skincare game.

Be sure to head on over to a few of my blogger friends and see what they have to say about the HiMirror Plus too:

The Fabzilla

Jessoshii

I Like To Talk A Lot

Justina’s Gems

Belleza Kisses

 

 

 


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I honestly think that I’ve been neglecting many of the brands that I have in my makeup collection and supplementing them for my Pixi Beauty favorites.  Since Summer time is the time where I use minimal makeup, I’ve found that these gorgeous beauties have been my go to for lips and cheeks.  Today I introduce to you some products that have been my absolute summer favorites and they all hail from Pixi.  Let’s chit chat about them, shall we?

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The Pixi Beauty GelTint and SilkGlosses have become one of my staples for summer looks this season.  With gorgeous shades that offer me the perfect look for the warmer months and longevity that I need without the fuss of a liquid lipstick.  If you are looking for that sunkissed and beachy vibe, I think you’ll absolutely love these as much as I do.  There are three shades available in this collection and each one retails for $12.00.  These beauties are dual-ended and come with a Gel lip tint (that leaves your lips with a wearable but gorgeous stain) and a gloss to top the look off.  You can use either product on its own or together to complete your look.

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My favorite combination of lippies has been to layer BerryTint and PinkTint to create a gorgeous pink lip and finish the look off with Sweet Gloss.

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Swatches from Left to Right – BeachTint & FreshGloss, BerryTint & SweetGloss, PinkTint and PrettyGloss

These GelTints & SilkGlosses make a great combination and feel absolutely wonderful on the lips.  I love that they are lightweight but offer great color, even if my lips are dark.  They give you a long-lasting lip tint that has a great stained effect and I love that my lips still hold their moisture and do not dry out.  Each product is hydrating and none of them are sticky at all.  If you’re someone who enjoys a minimal makeup look, I think you’ll love these.

Just a quick note, while they are long lasting, they do fade through out the day and with eating or drinking, you may need to reapply.  These lippies do, however, reapply easily without little effort and without issues of weird casts or dry patches which make it wonderful to take on the go with you.  Toss these in your beach bag for an all day look and you’re good to go.

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The Pixi Beauty Sheer Cheek Gels are another hit in my book.  Retailing for $14.00, these Sheer Cheek Gels are available in three gorgeous and universally flattering shades.  I love a great blush but since Hawaii tends to be hot and often humid during the summer, my cheeks don’t get as much love as they do in the winter time.  These sheer gel blushes create a gorgeous but natural looking flush of color to your cheeks to brighten and beautify your complexion in an instant.  They are long lasting and perfect for those days you want a little color to your cheekies without the heavy powder or cream products that you would normally wear.  They have been my absolute go-to this summer.

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Swatches from left to right – Flushed, Natural, Rosy

These gels are translucent (as you can see from the swatches) and sheer so they offer you the perfect touch of color to your cheeks leaving you with a youthful look.  I apply these directly to my cheeks with my fingers and they can even be used on the lips, so it’s a perfect two-in-one.  My cheeks are left fresh and bright all day and I never find the need to touch up.  These products are oil free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic and they leave my skin hydrated and moisturized too.  I simply apply the product to my finger tips and tap onto the skin area or lips where I want the product to be.  I blend onto the apples of my cheeks and my look is complete.

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I’ve had these products in my possession now for the last couple of months. Since I’ve had them, I’ve gotten a lot of use out of them.  As a busy mom, I want something that allows me to do what I need to do without fussing over my makeup.  But,  I also want to have products that help me look put together so I still look decent.  These are definitely my summer time go-to products and I haven’t been able to get enough out of them.

When and if I remember to take photos of me using these products (I’m sorry as my mind has not been in the right state lately), I’ll be sure to update this post with images.  I definitely suggest checking these beauties out.  I’ve was an instant fan of them and love that they are so affordable but offer great quality.  If you are someone who loves to just run out the door with a little color, I think these are definitely worth looking into.

You can purchase Pixi Beauty products at your local Target (if available) as well as Pixibeauty.com

 

 

 


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If you do a search on this site, you’ll find that I am a huge fan of Beauty Junkees.  While I’ve been a little out of sorts lately, there is one thing for sure… I’m loving the new goodies that Beauty Junkees has rolled out over the last few months.  Since May I’ve been testing out some new finds and I’m very excited to share them with you.  If you haven’t tried anything from Beauty Junkees yet, seriously – what are you waiting for?

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Beauty Junkees collection of goodies really has evolved over the last year and I’m always excited to share with all of you what I’ve had the opportunity to try.  This post may be a long one because I have a lot to share, so be prepared for that.  It’s picture heavy – but hey, we all love a little makeup and eye candy, right?  Let’s get into it.

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Let’s start off with Beauty Junkees brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  They retail for $14.97 each and are very different from others on the market.  They are water resistant so these make the perfect selection for hitting the beach without sacrificing color on your lips.  They’ll last you all day.  They are lightweight and feel really comfortable on the lips.  They go on smooth, dry fast and are non-sticky.  I love that they offer 3x the pigment than other liquid lipsticks currently available and offer a strain that feels good on.  Made in the USA and paraben-free, gluten-free and of course – cruelty-free.

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The shades I have swatched for you above are (left to right):  Soul Mate, Metallic Sorbet and Dinner Party.

These liquid lippies are available in six gorgeous colors – Amaretto, Caramel Latte, Dinner Party, Metallic Sorbet, Soul Mate and Vampirette.  There’s a color for anyone and a small but perfect range of shades for most if not all skin tones.

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These lippies come in pretty fun frosted packaging and have easy to use doe foot applicators.  The application is a breeze and I didn’t notice any streaking or smudges once it set on the lips.  I like that you can top these with a gloss if you want a shiny look or wear on its own.  These lippies are quite long lasting and overall, considering the price point and how nice they feel on, I’m pretty impressed.

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Lip gloss sets and a great Vitamin E lippy are also on the list of lusts from Beauty Junkees new roll out.  Let’s start with the Vitamin E Moisture Stick since it literally has been a favorite thing for me to use lately.  Perfect for dry and chapped lips, this lip balm (retailing for $10.00) has been my go-to.  Made with Vitamin E to help soothe and heal the lips and provide you with relief from minor sunburns while protecting the lips so you can enjoy fun in the sun.  With long term use, the Vitamin E helps to block free radicals from damaging the skin cells and leaves your lips hydrated and moisturized.  Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty-Free as well as made in the USA.  While this lip balm is in simplistic packaging, I think you’ll find that it will literally be a favorite once your lips feel it.  No funky tastes or feel… just soft smooth lips.  This has also been a favorite for me to use on top of any of my drying matte lipsticks to help rehydrate.

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Because these are minis, they are travel and purse friendly, but there is still a lot of product that you can get out of these beauties.

The mini lip glosses also come in a 3pc. set.  Mint Lip Gloss Sets are available in two different selections – Kissable and Loveable.  I got the Loveable collection.  I’m not a big gloss fan, if you have been around here a while, you know this about me.  But I love a gloss that is perfect on the go, hydrating and not sticky.  Well, these definitely do all of those for me.  Retailing for $14.97, you get a 3 piece set that includes:  Mint Sugar Glaze (matte finish) which goes on clear with a slight hint of peach, Mint Blossom (matte finish) has a mauve plum tint and Mint Charming (shimmer finish) that has a rose mauve pink tint.  They are sheer glosses that go on smooth and are non-stick.  These have been perfect for me to wear alone or to top my favorite matte lippy.

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Beauty Junkees also released Eye Shadow Quads that includes four single shadows in magnetic refill pans.  Each pan is 26mm (the perfect size to fill your makeup kit) and while they do not currently come in a quad, they are ready to be placed in a magnetic palette of your choice.  (You can check out the one that Beauty Junkees offers here)

This particular collection of shades is called:  From The Stars Metallic Collection Eye Shadow Quad

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The colors you see swatches above (left to right) are:  Star Gazing, Star Bright, Constellation, and Star Field.

These gorgeous metallic shades are some of my favorites from Beauty Junkees and I love how buttery and pigmented these shadows are.  If you are looking to try some gorgeous neutral shades from the brand, I definitely suggest checking these out.

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The Totally 80’s Collection Eye Shadow Quad offers fun and bold shades that are perfect for the rocker in your or for summer eye looks.  This collection includes 4 single eye shadow pans in Break Dancing (Matte), Leg Warmers (Pearlized), Totally Awesome (Matte) and That’s So Rad (Matte Pearl).

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Swatched above from left to right:  Break Dancing, That’s So Rad, Leg Warmers, Totally Awesome.  These particular shadows apply nicely on the eyes and are beautiful and bold over a good sticky base.  I apologize for how soft the swatches look on my arm.  Because I’m a little darker skin and I swatch without primer, the colors did not show up as well.  But, they are quite pretty on the eyes for sure.

Each Quad retails for $19.97.

Now, let’s talk Blush and Highlight Duo, shall we?  I’ve added these gorgeous beauties to my collection of blushes and highlights from Beauty Junkees (which you can see) but I wanted to let you know that if you purchased the Matte Blush and lightly frosted highlighter as a duo, that would cost $14.97 – a major steal.

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I currently have the Peach Petal Collection (Peach Petal Blush & Pow! Highlighter) and Mauve Mist Collection ( Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter)

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Peach Petal Collection – Peach Petal Blush & POW! Highlighter.  This is the perfect summer blush and highlighter duo for me and I’ve been getting a ton of use out of these gorgeous beauties.  If you are looking for some color with a hint of shimmer, these would be perfect for you.  I think these shades look especially nice on a warm skin tone.

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Mauve Mist Collection is also gorgeous. It includes Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter.  I love Mauve Mist blush on me because it works so well with my deeper skin tone, and offers the perfect flush of color.  Pink Parfait is a cool toned highlighter – I tend to use warmer tones or a blend of golds, but it’s still gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It offers a gleam of highlight without looking too “Bam! What?!” when wearing it.  It does have a little more shimmer than POW!  but it’s still gorgeous nonetheless.  If you’re interested in frosted highlighters but you want something that you can build up – you’ll enjoy this one.

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Each blush and highlighter offer a great range of color for a lot of skin tones and I love that they are super pigmented.  The highlighters can be a bit dusty and have fall out, so make sure you tap off the excess before applying to the face.  Also – since the highlighters are so pigmented, I highly suggest using a fan brush or light hand when applying.  The blushes while pigmented can be applied with a light hand for a flush of color to the cheeks or with a little more pressure for a bolder look.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s no secret that Beauty Junkees is a brand I truly love.  Their brushes are my go-to’s and I haven’t bought any high-end brushes since.  I love the overall quality of their cosmetic line and I absolutely enjoy seeing a small, woman run business expand their products to include some of my favorite tools and makeup items.  If I had to choose one favorite item to try, it would be near to impossible.  I hope that providing you with a few of the ones I’ve been working and playing with the last several months will help.  Oh – let’s not forget about their sponges too… I won’t buy another expensive beauty blender again thanks to Beauty Junkees.

Check out some of my past posts I’ve done on Beauty Junkees products:

Eye Shadow Singles

Empty Magnetic Palette, Lip Exfoliator, Contour & Highlight Pencils and more

Makeup Brush for Eyes and Face

So, how about you?  Do you have any of Beauty Junkees products on your radar to try?  I definitely suggest heading on over to their website (listed above) to check out what they have to offer.  There are many items I have tried from the brand that I can’t stop raving about and I highly suggest checking them out.  If you’re interested in something but need a little advice, feel free to comment or message me and we can discuss personally.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

 

 


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I’ve been sitting on these products for a while now, testing and trying out all the shades and I finally feel like it’s time for me to share.  Beauty Junkees is quite possibly one of my favorite makeup brush brands and now I can call them one of my favorite “makeup / cosmetic” brands too.  Their beauty brushes and sponges are by far some of my favorites and are practically dead on dupes for my higher end ones.  So, when they started releasing eye shadows and other makeup products (which you can read about here), I was over the moon.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks because I’ve been sitting on their blushes too and a few other products that I simply can’t wait to share.  Today I’m going to chit chat with you about the Beauty Junkees Eye Shadow Singles, so hang tight and let’s have a some colorful fun, shall we?

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Let’s talk about affordability without sacrificing quality.  For $119.00 you can get 28 single eye shadow pans and a really good magnetic makeup palette.  The shadows come in individual pans that can be organized in the included empty magnetic palette to help keep them organized and portable.  I’ve talked about this palette before in another post, and it’s really one of my favorites.  The palette includes a duo ended eye brush and not just any brush, but a really good “Beauty Junkees quality” brush.  The pans are 26mm and fit into the palette without any issue.  No need to pick up additional magnets or do any funky depotting (which I hate to do).

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Now, let’s talk about the eye shadows themselves.  There are a total of 34 gorgeous shades in a range of cool and warm tones (which we all know I love). They are buttery soft and definitely something worth looking into.  Buildable and blendable color and I love that they shadows are quite easy to work with.  Each eye shadow is triple milled and pressed, allowing you to use them wet or dry.  Each shadow individually retails for between $6.00 and you can select between matte, satin and shimmer shades.  I find that these shadows apply nicely and I was beyond impressed with how buttery the matte shadows feel.  I didn’t really notice much fall out when applying and used over primer gave these shadows great longevity.

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I have swatches I want to share with you on the shades available.  I am very impressed with the matte shades and I love the color range that is available.

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Left to Right (top row in my custom palette):  Victorian Gold, Vanilla Freeze, Peachsicle, Cosmetic Peach, Peach Vanilla, Stay Golden, Winter Wheat

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Left to Right (second row in my custom palette):  Iced Lace, Tiki Shed, Sugared Shortbread, First Snow, Beams of Light, Tiger, Gold Flicker

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Left to Right (third row in my custom palette):  Dash of Curry, Tuscan Rose, Raspberry Glaze, Crushed Velvet, Love Affair, Rose Beige, Penny Lover

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Left to Right (last row in my custom palette):  Sonic, Ripe Olive, Brew, Stingray Gray, Brown Canyon, Blue Slate, Black Leather

Beauty Junkees also offers their Eye Shadow Quad Kits that include four shadow magnetic refill pans.  This is the perfect way to grab a few shades that you know you’ll use.  I am a fan of individual shadows because I love to customize my own palettes so that I’m sure I’ll use them instead of having some shadows untouched.  I also absolutely love the quality of these as well as the price point.  Overall – the pigmentation and quality are really nice.

I am so excited to share this with all of you. Where are all my eye shadow lovers at? Check out this gorgeous bunch of shadows from @beautyjunkees Beauty Junkees is one of my favorite makeup brush creators and I’m excited that they have branched out to include cosmetic products like eye shadows. These are so pretty. Also – if you’re looking for a great magnetic palette to hold all your shadows… hello, they have those too (the palette pictured is from Beauty Junkees). Check out the link and see what else they have to offer. I’ll have a full review of these shadows as well as swatches on the blog in the next week, so stay tuned for that… but I couldn’t not share these beauties now… I’ve had them for over 2 weeks and I just couldn’t hold back the excitement. http://ow.ly/bp7C309j2Is #pr

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Cruelty Free, Made in the USA, Paraben, and Gluten Free all make these products worth checking out.  Beauty Junkees also offers a guarantee that if you try it and don’t like it – you can return it for a full refund up to 30 days after you receive it.  No questions asked.  They have also been compared to Makeup Geek (though I couldn’t tell you from personal experience since I don’t own anything from MG).

Since my original post on Instagram I have been asked time and time again to reveal my overall thoughts on this product line.  Let’s face it, I’m all about saving a buck if I can and I know that Beauty Junkees makeup products will continue to remain a staple in my makeup arsenal.  I didn’t include the additional shades that didn’t fit in the palette, but don’t worry – they are just as gorgeous as the others (I’ll update as soon as I can with swatches of those too).

You can purchase Beauty Junkees products on their website or via their Amazon Store.  If I get a discount code in the future, I’ll be sure to share and post here.

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So what about you?  Have you heard of Beauty Junkees or have you tried any of their products?  I definitely suggest it if you haven’t already.  The ratings on Amazon are good for great reason… Beauty Junkees really is great!

 

 

 


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I know I’ve been featuring Pixi Beauty on the blog quite often lately, but in all honesty, I have a serious crush on the products I’ve been trying from the brand.  Between the influencer collaborations to products they’ve been releasing consistently, I have definitely been crushing on the Pixi by Petra.  Today we’re going to chat about some of their Skin Teats – like literally, that’s what tab they are labeled under on the website (and with good reason, because they totally are).  These beauty mists have been my lazy girl best friends lately and I am excited to share them with all of you.

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Everyone knows that a great makeup or skincare mist for the face is definitely essential but in some cases, it’s a luxury that many can’t afford.  However, over the last year or so – brands have been coming out with affordable versions and Pixi is definitely killing it in the game.  At just $15.00 each, you can’t help but want to give these babies a whirl and see how they work.  I have been using these skin treats mists now for at least 2 months and boy oh boy, I’m in love.

The Hydrating Milky Mist is one I had on my mind for a few months and I was so excited to get it in my recent box to try.  This deeply hydrating mist provides and invisible layer of skin-soothers and is the ultimate remedy for dry skin like mine.  It’s feather light and offers your skin a surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to help plump the skin.  It’s perfect for all skin types and provides a blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid to rejuvenate the skin and provide a perfect first layer of moisture before you apply serums and makeup.  I shake my bottle and spray onto my skin in the morning or night (or anytime I feel my face needs a little hydration).  It’s easy to apply and one of my favorites.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Allantoin, Ceteareth-20, Trideceth-10, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Lecithin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz

Before I go further, I also wanted to add that the spray nozzle on these bottles is great.  You get the perfect amount each time you use it.  I love it.

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The Makeup Fixing Mist with Rose Water and Green Tea has also become one of my favorite products.  Like most makeup setting sprays – this one prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting and settling into fine lines and pores.  With the rose water and green tea infused formula, this spray helps to comfort, protect and balance the skin for a fresh face.  I love how it leaves my skin looking hydrated and really helps to give my skin a fresh look, regardless of how much makeup I have on.  I don’t have to worry about looking cake-face with this product.  This spray has replaced two of my favorites because it’s affordable and I love the smell.  If you’re looking for a spray that will set your makeup while adding a soft-focus finish, you’ll surely enjoy this one.

*I use this spray after makeup or spray directly onto my makeup brush before applying eye shadow for a foiled, more intense look.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Trideceth-10, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Soleirolia Soleirolii Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Thuja Orientalis Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Maltodextrin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz.

The Glow Mist is a product I’ve been using for quite a few months now and it’s one of my favorites.  Since I don’t use makeup daily and I’m always on the hunt for a glowy, dewy look, I think this product is one that gets the job done when I need it to.  The Glow Mist gives my face a luminous and glowing look while still leaving me with a smooth complexion.  It’s enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts.  It hydrates my skin while nourishing and also acts as a makeup setting spray while leaving my skin looking glowy and fresh.  I use it in the morning or evening when I need it and I even spray some on my shoulders when I am wearing something that exposes them some.  I love this product and I absolutely enjoy how it gives me that beachy (just get out of the water from a dip) look without being on the sand or getting wet.

Ingredients: Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Rose Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz

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Last but not least, let’s talk the Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist.  First of all, I’m a morning person, so I love a product that just wakes up my skin so that I look like I feel – excited and ready to start my day.  This mist offers a boost to my skin while revitalizing it and giving my complexion an awakened effect.  The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine.  This mist helps to strengthen and tone while adding hydration and a protective veil to the skin.  It cools, refreshes and wakes up your skin to start your day.  You can use this in the AM or PM and it works wonders for those days when you feel like you needed to snooze your alarm a few more times.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Peel Oil, Adenosine, Tropolone, Disodium EDTA, Arginine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Maltodextrin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pryidoxine HCI, Silica.

I am always excited to share Pixi products with all of you – especially when they are products that I’ve been loving lately.  These are definitely some of my favorites and I’ll be stocking up on them as I run out.

I wanted to mention that Pixi is having a Friends & Family Sales Event – Save 20% OFF your order from May 16th to 23rd at http://pixibeauty.com (online orders only) This discount excludes Pixi Pretties Collection.  Use CODE:  pixifriends17 to get your discount.

So what about you, have you tried any of these awesome finds?  If so, definitely let me know what you think of them.  If not, is there anything you have your sites on?

Have a wonderful day and week.

 

 

 


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I know Spring has hit Hawaii when I drive around the up country area where I live and notice purple blossoms from the Jacaranda trees that line our streets here.  But, that is not the only thing that reminds me of spring – besides the trees and of course the weather, my skin texture and need for certain products definitely changes.  I’ve been using Rodial products for about a year now and I find that my skin really soaks up all the benefits of the products during the cool spring months.  It’s that time of the year when we are starting to transition from colder months to warmer here in Hawaii.  Today, I’m going to share with you some products I’ve been using the last month from Rodial so let’s get to it, shall we?

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Rodial is a UK based brand that recently made it’s way into the United States, offering a variety of skin care and cosmetic products.  I have tried several products from their  Dragon’s Blood, Stem Cell Super-Food and  Snake lines and for the most part, I’ve been quite impressed with the products I’ve tried so far.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you 5 products that are “new to me” and recently added to the Rodial line up.

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The first products are makeup types and include the Baking Powder ($48.00) and The Baking Brush ($46.00).

The Baking Powder (New Product) is a loose setting powder (I got the color 01) that helps you to achieve the perfect flawless base for your makeup.   This setting powder is silky and quite smooth which is ideal for “baking” your makeup – a technique that has been used for years in the drag communities and by makeup artists, and has recently (over the last year) become a popular step in the beauty community and YouTubers alike.  Baking your makeup is all about flawlessly setting your  makeup without creasing or caking.

While you can pretty much “bake your face” with any loose translucent powder – I prefer when doing this method of makeup that the powder be smooth and lightweight.  I also prefer a powder that will add a bit of brightness to the face effortlessly, without leaving a white cast behind when sweeping the powder away.  I must say – I was quite impressed with the Rodial Baking Powder.  It’s smooth to the touch and feels great on the skin.  Once you sweep the powder away – you are left with a flawless makeup application.

I will say however, that the amount of product you get – 4g / 0.14 oz Net. Wt. is not a lot considering the price tag.  While a little goes a long way with the product, especially since it is such a finely milled powder, when using something like this specifically for baking, you will go through product quickly and I think at $48.00 – that’s quite a hefty cost to have to replenish the product when you need.  The powder comes with a sifter which allows you to really get the right amount of product each time and hopefully eliminate an spill accident, but if you are someone who bakes your makeup often, you may need to buy a new one sooner.

If you are like me and rarely uses a technique like this, this product will last you a long time.  It feels great on the skin, like silk and you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Ingredients:  Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Boron Nitride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aqua (Water), Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) 

Next is The Baking Brush (New Product).  There’s not much to say about this brush except I really like it.  This brush is perfect for removing powder or applying it to the under eye area because it is so so soft that it will not affect the under eyes with an pulling or tugging.  This brush has been specifically designed with soft, dense hairs to allow for easy application of the loose powder as well as the perfect softness to remove the loose powder when your baking is done, leaving your skin looking flawless without “cake face”.

What I also love about this brush is that it is dense enough to pick up and apply any pressed powders and makes a wonderful bronzer brush for contouring or adding definition within the hollows of the cheek area and forehead.  I found that I was able to get the perfect bronze with this brush because it blends the products effortlessly.  The brush bristles are so soft.   I’ve looked all over the website and couldn’t find information on the specific type of bristles the brush was made with, but have been advised by those that have used the brand that they are indeed synthetic brush hairs… which is awesome.  It feels so good, you’ll definitely want to use this brush for everything and I have just about tried it on most of the my face products (with exception to foundation) and have enjoyed it.  The ferule is very well made, tightly cinched in place and the handle, while it does have weight to it, is not overly heavy but balanced well in my hands.  Yes, this brush is a bit costly, but considering the quality I’ve found it to have, I’m beyond impressed with it and I’ll definitely look into other brushes from the Rodial line.

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Next in this line up I also tried a few more products from the Dragon’s Blood line.  The Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper was definitely something I was excited to try when I seen it in the box.  It’s an interesting product and I do enjoy a good lip plumper so I opened this product first before any of the others.

The Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper retails for $30.00 and you 3mL / 0.1 fl.oz. of product.  Not that much product if you ask me, considering the price point.  This lip plumper was designed to nourish your lips while boosting the lips volume instantly.  They call it a “moisture-rich plumping miracle worker.”  It’s suggested to apply this product twice daily generously to the lips or as often as needed to provide an instant boost of moisture and plumping action.  The site also says that you may experience slight tingling sensation on your lips upon your initial application.

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So here’s the deal.  While I was very excited to see this product in my box when it arrived, after trying this particular one, it’s not my favorite in the bunch.  First, getting the product out of the tube took quite a while.  To dispense the product, you click the back of the pen like packaging till the product dispenses through the brush tip.  Let’s just say that it took me well over 90 presses to get that darn thing to come out.  By the time it was slowly making it’s way to the applicator, my fingers and hand was already uncomfortable and tired.

The brush made the product easy to apply, and I really liked that the actual lip product had a tint of color.  It’s the perfect type of shade for a natural, everyday glossy look and the product, while just a bit sticky, applied pretty easily.  I didn’t find any weird residue left on my lips through out the day and it wasn’t so sticky that I couldn’t purse my lips together after applied.  I did find minimum stinging and tingling which was great (considering they use chilli extract as their ingredient for the plumping) and the smell was almost minty and kind of pleasant for me.  I will say however, do not taste the stuff,  it has an odd taste that really didn’t sit well for me… I’m not sure what it is, but I didn’t like it.  It’s not chemical, but a weird mint and herb taste, if that makes any sense.  The plumping was definitely instant after application but not abnormal.  My lips seemed a fuller without looking weird and the effect was nice.  This gloss like plumper does not last a long time, so you may need to reapply after it comes off for optimal effect.

Ingredients: Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Olus Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Candelilla Cera, Parfum (Fragrance), Mica, Capsicum Annum Resin/Capsicum Frutescens Resin, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Geraniol, Linalool, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Glucomannan, Citric Acid, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Cautions: Contains chilli extract. In case of discomfort, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water.

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The Dragon’s Blood Velvet Cream was another product I got to test out.  Retailing at $85.00 for 50mL / 1.7 fl.oz. worth of product, you get a good size tub of product for the price point.  While it is expensive, considering the brand and their products, it’s something you can definitely expect.  There’s one thing for sure with Rodial, their product packaging always goes with the particular product line, which I like and the packaging is nice and definitely well made.

This cream is interesting.  It’s a rich cream with a texture that kind of reminds me of a whipped body butter.  It applies smoothly and evenly and I love how nicely it blends and rubs into the skin.  Rodial says that this cream offers a multi-dimensional hydration that leaves the skin feeling deeply nourished and I can definitely agree with that.  After apply to my face I felt like my skin got a boost of moisture and I really love the fact that it doesn’t feel heavy and my skin just drinks it in.  If you have dry skin like I do, I think you’ll definitely enjoy this cream.  I found that using it at night has been best for me my skin feels soft and smooth the next morning.  You can definitely use it morning or night – but for me the night use is best, but I have enjoyed using it during the day as well.  It doesn’t have a bad scent, but smells oddly like a weird herbal citrus, I can’t quite figure it out.  This product is expensive however, so I say if you can splurge, great – you’re skin will surely enjoy it.  I also really like the fact that ingredients like Squalane are included so I can eliminate a few other products in my routine when using this cream.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Silica, Potassium Sorbate, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Seed Extract, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Farnesol, Citral, Citronelloe

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The Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water is the last product that I got to try out this time around.  Retailing for $36.00 the water includes 200 mL / 6.8 fl.oz. worth of product.  The Cleansing Water was designed to remove all traces of makeup and give your skin a burst of freshness while hydrating and soothing your skin.  This cleansing water can be used on both the face and the eyes and is formulated with rose water.

Honestly, I have been using cleansing and micellar waters on my eye area now for over a year.  I know you shouldn’t but, I do and found that this particular one was quite gentle in that area.  My eyes didn’t burn or feel irritated which I liked.  Since this is a no-rinse formula, it was perfect to use for cleansing in the morning as well.  With ingredients like rose water, vitamin B3 and the Dragon’s Blood – this product is said to soothe sensitive and stressed skin while illuminating and brightening the skin and evening out the skin tone.   With some of my favorite ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3, I definitely am liking the results of this product.  This particular product is perfect on days when it’s hot and my skin feels parched and I love that I can use it day or night and all over my face without any sensitivities or issues.  It’s not a sticky liquid, but leaves my skin feeling hydrated so if I had to skip moisturizing for any reason, I know my skin will not be left overly dry after use.

Oh – did I mention how it removed my makeup?  My waterproof mascara or brow pencils come off without any issue and I like that my eyes don’t burn at all, of course, if I got the product directly into my eye area – that may be a different story.  This is a product I know I’ll for sure continue to buy and use – I could stock up on it because it truly is my favorite out of all the ones I wrote about in this post.  I have very sensitive eyes and to find a product that doesn’t burn them, at all – well, yes… I must stock pile that like it’s the zombie apocalypse and I need them all.

Rosa Damascena Flower Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Cautions: Avoid getting product directly in the eyes. If direct contact occurs rinse well with water.

Of course, each person’s skin and skin care routine differ and what may work for you – may not necessarily work for me and vice versa.  Ultimately, I enjoyed most of the products I tried that I discussed in this post.  I have used several products from Rodial over the last year and have enjoyed “most” of them.  I do think some of the products can be a bit overpriced, but considering the brand name, you often pay for the brand name and reputation.  Many of the ingredients in these products are really nice for the skin.  I’ve been using these products now for about a month and I haven’t noticed any sensitivities (I do have sensitive skin) and I can’t say that I’ve experienced any weird breakouts.  If I had to suggest at least one product from the five I talked about here today, I definitely think trying the Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water would be a good one to start with.

So – while this post was a bit “long winded” I wanted to make sure to be able to provide you with as much information that I could so you could decide if this brand or these products would work for you.  As I mentioned before, I do have other products that I’ve shared on social media but didn’t quite write about here, and I plan to over the next few weeks (so stay tuned).  You can purchase these products at: http://www.rodial.co.uk/us/ – I love that they are available in the US now.

What about you?  Have you tried any products from Rodial or any of them that I’ve discussed in this post?  Are there any products that you tried that I must get my hands on?  Let me know in the comments below.

Signature Honey


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I’m sure over the last couple of months you have seen the release of the It’s Judy Time Eye and Lip Palettes.  I was definitely ecstatic to hear they were hitting stores and the site because It’s Judy Time or Judy Travis has been one of my long time favorite YouTubers.  I remember when I first started YouTube 10 years ago and we had started our channels around the same time.  She would do her videos from her little apartment, teaching subscribers how to do easy hair styles and makeup looks.  This was before her and Benji even got married and definitely before they had their children – Juliana and the Twins.  I love when I am able to watch the life of a YouTuber grow and I feel like our lives all have similarities, ya know.  Anyway – I’m off on a tangent here, regardless of what and why – I was definitely excited to see that Pixi collaborated with such a beauty.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you the Eye and Lip Palettes from the ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty Collaboration.  I don’t have any looks to share but figured I could provide my overall thoughts on the palettes as well as swatches.  I noticed that they are popping up at my local Target – so maybe you could use this post as a reference if it’s something you’re interested in getting.

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ItsEyeTime palette (ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty) consists of 12 gorgeously pigmented and silky eye shadows.  Retailing for $24.00 I was definitely impressed by how soft and easy to blend these shades were.  I’m a neutral girl at heart so a palette that allows me to take a look from day to night while still giving me shades that I can use for an all-over-the-lid look, it’s definitely a must have for me.

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This palette was created so that the wearer could seemlessly transition their look from day to night and have a palette they could turn to for their every day looks.  There are a mixture of matte and shimmer shades and a variety of neutral tones (both warm and cool) so that it would suit many skin tones.

This palette was created with the neutrals that you need in your everyday life and makes it simple and easy.

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Left to Right – Snowflake, Bubbly, ItsMommysLife, Good Morning, Brick, Honey Bear

“The palettes I created with Pixi are straight to the point, simple.  I like that it’s compact.  If you’re a girl on the go – I like that you can just grab it and go.   You can even just use your fingers.” – ItsJudyTime 

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Left to Right – Tu Tu, Getaway, Ping, Dark Chocolate, Aww Snap, Night Night

As you can see from the swatches, this palette is gorgeous.  I’ll be honest, I would have bought the palettes just because they were created by one of my favorite YouTubers, but I’m over the moon excited by the quality.  Each shade really was smooth and creamy/buttery in texture.  When I swatched each, they were swatched on my arm with no primer and really applied easily.  Blending them was effortless and this would be a great palette for a beginner or pro.  Highly pigmented and easy to use for anyone for sure.  This palette has easily become one of my favorites in my collection and for someone who is a makeup collector, that says a lot.

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Ingredients for eye shadow palette: “Snowflake/ Getaway/ Ping INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. Bubbly INGREDIENTS: Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Itsmommyslife/ Good Morning/ Honey Bear/ Tu-Tu/ Dark Chocolate/ Aww Snap INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. Brick INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Net. Wt. = 1.2g x 12

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Next in the collaboration is the ItsLipTime Palette (ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty).  Also retailing for $24.00, the ItsLipTime palette features 12 lip cremes in an array of shades.  You get wearable, super flattering colors that have all been mixed by Judy.  Each lip color is hydrating and are easy to apply with your finger or a lip brush.

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The colors were created in this lip palette so that you could wear them solo, mix or layer them to create a variety of endless shade options.  The lip cremes have a soft fruit like fragrance (mainly because Judy wanted to have a scent since she enjoys smelling lipsticks – if you watch her vlogs, you know this), but definitely not an overpowering scent.

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This lip palette will take you from day to night and all year round.  The shades range from soft nudes to pinks and show stopping berry and red tones.  You are getting a variety of blendable shades to create the looks for any day and time.

Now – I’m loving this palette and the wide range, but like with any lipstick palette, you definitely have to build the color up.  Is that a bad thing?  In my opinion, no.  That really means you can custom make your own shades, and they are still all very pigmented colors which allow you to apply a wash of color on your lips or go full out glam – it’s truly up to you.

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Left to Right: Ta-da, Peaches, Juliana Bear, Milk Chocolate, Keira Bear, Miya Bear, B did it, Falling Leaves, Chewy, Fierce, Sweet Cherry, Sultry

Over the last month or so I’ve been blending Juliana Bear and B Did It to create a very wearable and pouty pink for my everyday wear.  I absolutely love the shades Judy selected in this palette and found that it’s becoming a staple in my makeup collection.  I love that each shade is creamy and feels great on the lips.  Moisturizing and soft without drying out my pout.  Furthermore, I am so loving the fact that there is no shimmer in this palette – you get creamy lipsticks without the glitter, that makes me love it even more.

Ingredients of lip palette: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax (Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera), Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Flavor (Aroma), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, BHT, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]

Net. Wt. = 0.76g x 12

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Each of the palettes have the same type of packaging, which I love because it really makes them look like a set.  While they do not have a mirror attached, each palette comes with a little sticky mirror which you can attach with the adhesive on the inside if you feel the need.  I haven’t attached mine because I found I haven’t needed it. But, again – these palettes were made so that they could be used on the go as well.  They are compact, while still offering sturdy packaging so they would be perfect for travel.

I absolutely love that the shades all have names – hallelujah, that’s such a big deal for me… because when I’m doing my makeup I like to reference the color choices.  And, I love that each shade name is listed on the back of the palette for easy reference – no funky pieces of plastic to get tossed out later.  One of my favorite things about this collaboration is that these products are available at Target stores.  I’m so excited for Judy and love when I walk into my local Target and see the palette in display.  It makes me excited and happy.

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You see, I watched Judy grow over the years and watched her YouTube channel flourish into well over 1 million subscribers.  She’s literally a household name and as a YouTube and blogger myself, I’m excited to see that this is happening for one of our own.  One day, I can only hope that something like this would happen for me.  I’m a dreamer, but I love seeing people succeed and Judy is one of my favorites so to watch this unfold, it’s definitely exciting.

You can purchase these palettes at: https://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store where available.

Have you tried any of these palettes from Pixi Beauty and ItsJudyTime yet?  If not, do you have your sites set on any of them?  Comment below and let me know.

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Let’s talk a bit about how I’m loving Pixi Beauty skin care products lately.  I’ll be honest, over the last few years I’ve actually been using Pixi Beauty makeup and cosmetic products, not so much their skin care – so I had no idea how much I would absolutely enjoy the products I have been using over the last few months.  A few recent additions to my skin care regimen from Pixi are the Glowtion Day Dew, Glow Mist, Beauty Sleep Cream and 24K Eye Elixir and I thought, since we are in the midst of the winter… what better to talk about then some products that can give you that glow during the colder months.

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The Glowtion Day Dew ($22.00) is a radiance-boosting moisturizer for a lit-from-within glow.  This moisturizer is lightweight and soothes the skin while blurring imperfections & giving you the glow your skin tends to lack during the winter months.  It offers an advanced illuminating skin-perfector finish and nourishes while giving a boost to dull skin.  I love how hydrating this product is and since my skin is absolutely death dry, this product really helps to keep it moisturized through out the day.  My skin looks healthier and much more even.

With lavender oil to help calm the skin, kaolin to help purify and mica to add a luminous and brightening glow – this product has literally been my go-to over the last few weeks.  I use it in the morning and apply a really thin layer to my cleansed and toned skin.  To add a little extra glow, I simply dab a little extra onto the high points of my face for a luminous finish.  Since I don’t use foundation, I love to use this product on it’s own, but it works well under your foundation or BB Cream and makes a great base for your makeup.

Ingredients:  Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl, PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Mica, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tin Oxide, Silica, Kaolin, Silica Silylate. 35 ml/ 1.18 fl.oz.

The Glow Mist ($15.00) is a mist-on anytime type of mist that has 13 natural oils and propolis.  I LOVE this thing.  Again, since my skin is so dry during the winter months – this mist is the perfect travel companion.  I use it to help refresh or revive my makeup or to hydrate my skin while out and about or at home.  I have my eyes set on the Hydrating Milky Mist and plan to get my hands on that too (more on that in the future).  Anyway, back to the Glow Mist… this product gives your skin a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion.  With natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts to help hydrate, protect and nourish your skin.  It’s a multi-use mist and you can use it for setting your makeup or to add a dewy finish to your skin.  Looking to protect your skin, refresh your makeup or add some extra glow?  Well, this is the mist for you.  I especially love that it is suited for all skin types.

I literally spray this mist in the morning and night when needed.  It’s easy to use, just shake to mix it up, close your eyes and mist over your face & neck.  It is a light weight mist, smells refreshing and earthy and it’s not sticky at all.  With the additives of Tea tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil and so much more I get all the benefits of some of my favorite oils and hydrated skin when I need it.

Ingredients:  Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Rose Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)

Beauty Sleep Cream ($24.00) is a great nutrient-rich nighttime essential to help protect and nourish your skin.  This is a great addition to any winter time routine, especially for those with dry skin – because it is not only nourishing but comforts and soothes your skin, prepping it for the next day.  Fast absorbing and rich in nutrients, this product is a great night-time essential to help hydrate your skin while you sleep.  Made with 100% natural mango butter, oils of lavender, lemon and bergamot and other great ingredients – this product is the perfect night time moisturizer.

I apply a thin layer to my clean and toned skin at night prior to bed and let it do it’s trick.  When I wake up in the morning, my skin is soft and supple and hydrated to start the day.

Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glacier Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Allantoin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Octyldodecanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Disodium EDTA, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT. 35 ml / 1.18 fl.oz.

Lastly out of the bunch is the Pixi 24K Eye Elixir ($22.00) has been a favorite for me the last month.  I use eye creams, gels and roller balls in various sorts under and around my eye area to keep it hydrated and help with any fine lines I have from allergies and I have found this product is a great one for all of that.  This elixir is an anti-fatigue peptide serum that massages away puffiness as it smooths and refreshes the eye area.  A multi-tasker of sorts that is infused with powerful age-defying ingredients to help refresh eyes and prevent the signs of fatigue.  With Collagen to help repair the delicate eye area, peptides to help plump fine lines and raspberry to tone the skin – you get a great all in one that’s perfect for everyday use.

I love putting this elixir in the fridge for a while to cool the product and the rollerball applicator to help awaken my senses and my eyes each morning.  The applicator is cool and soothes the eye while encouraging circulation.  You can use this in the morning or at night and it’s as easy as rolling the applicator under the eye from inner to outer corner approximately 2-3 times.  Since I don’t have any heavy wrinkles, I do notice a big difference in how hydrated and awake my under eyes look as well as the de-puffing in that area (though I do not have really bad puffy eyes).  This product is perfect for me to use on days when I woke up after a restless night or if my allergies are bothering me.

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Trideceth-10, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 15985, CI 17200), Steareth-20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Gold, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. 10ml/ 0.34 fl.oz.

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I think, like with all skin care – it really is about the person’s individual tastes, skin type and what they want to do for their skin.  Pixi products are reasonably priced – a little higher in price point then your standard drugstore finds, but I have been loving their products thus far.  I’m very impressed with this particular products because winter is when my skin is most delicate, sensitive and finicky and when I can try a set of products without any issue – I consider that a win in my book.  Each of these products offer your skin some glow while keeping it hydrated and luminous and let’s face it – your skin is most dull in the winter months so anything that will give you luminosity, is a huge plus.  If I had to choose just one product out of the four that I can’t simply live without, I think the Glowtion Day Dew would probably be it and of course, the 24K Eye Elixir is a must-have in my book.  All of the products are wonderful regardless and if you’re near a Target or love to shop online, I highly suggest checking them out.

You can learn more about Pixi Beauty on their website at: https://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.

Have you tried anything from Pixi Beauty?  Any of these products on your must-have list?  Looking for more information on other Pixi products?  If so, check out these links for other reviews and features I’ve done for Pixi in the past.

My Current Pixi Beauty Favorites featuring:  Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Glow Tonic, Rose Oil Blend & More

Lashes Layered to Perfection with Pixi Beauty

Pixi by Petra – Crayon Combo Pencils in Wide Awake, Super Natural and Softly Smoky

Have a fabulous rest of your day! xo

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Over the last two years or so, I have shared my love for Beauty Junkees products.  Their makeup brushes are some of my absolute favorites so to see that they are releasing new products in the name of beauty, yes and yes… and so much yes… I knew there would definitely be some products in the line up that I’d enjoy.  Whether you are on a budget and want to try quality products at affordable costs or you just want to try out something new, Beauty Junkees has got you covered with a few new products they have recently released.  Let’s chit chat a bit about their new magnetic palette, brow tinted gel, concealer and brow highlighter pencils and their lip pumice.  Shall we?

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The Beauty Junkees Magnetic Makeup Palette is probably something I’m absolutely swooning over.  As you can imagine, organizing single eye shadows or palettes can be a bit of a daunting task, especially when you have so many.  This magnetic palette (retailing for $19.97) really is a great place to store all of your single shadows making them portable, travel friendly and of course, saving space while storing.  This palette really is a great “all in one” since it stores 28 standard eye shadow sized pans, but you can accommodate different pan sizes and shapes to fit your needs.  The palette is extra deep to allow you to also store dome shaped products such as your baked and mineral cosmetics.  What I love is that this palette is ready to be used right out of the shipping package… it includes 10 magnetic stickers for aluminum pans and you get a dual ended eye shadow brush that will fit into the built in space.  Further more, the brush that you do get is made of the Beauty Junkees quality that you are used to.  And, again – this palette is great for travel as it comes equipped with a large mirror for touch ups and application on the go.

Inside Dimension: 7.437″L x 4.25″W x 0.437″D 

Outside Dimension: 8.25″L x 5.75″W x 0.625″D

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The Tinted Brow Gel (retails for $12.97) is available in three different shades:  Auburn, Blond and Dark Brown.  I currently have Dark Brown.  Since I tend to wear my hair darker during the winter months, this shade fits me perfectly and I’m really loving this product.  The Brow Tint goes on easily like mascara with a large spoolie to help coat each little brow hair.  I love using a brow gel for everyday use because they provide my brows with a natural set without looking like my brows are drawn on.  They are perfect to also cover your greys as a touch up to your hair line.  This brow gel keeps my brows in place all day without any flaking and washes off easily at the end of the night when my makeup is ready to be removed.  It’s buildable so if you need more body to your brows, you can apply more as you need.  Made in the USA, Paraben, Gluten Free and Cruelty Free all make this brow gel an ideal for me so I’ve really been enjoying it.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol,Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopherol Acetate, BHT May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Talc

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The Beauty Junkees Concealer & Highlighter Duo Pencil Crayons are also a great find.  Available in Cool Beige & Warm Beige, these pencils retail for $14.97 and are perfect and creamy to use.  Each duo pencil crayon comes with a matte and shimmer eyebrow shaper.  The matte shade will define, shape and conceal your brows for a clean edge, especially great for in between tweezing and the shimmery shade will add a natural lift to your brow and can also be used to highlight the inner corner of your eyes.

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These pencils are multi-tasking because you can use it to conceal your imperfections, highlight your best features and even can be used on your waterline to brighten the eyes.  I love how creamy these pencils are and they make great eye shadow bases as well to help make your shadows pop.  Use the shimmery side to help add a little highlight to your cupid’s bow or all over the eye lid to add a natural glow.  Since these pencils are so creamy, they can also be used on the cheekbones for a pop of highlight and the blend effortlessly with a beauty sponge (Beauty Junkees has those too) and your look is complete.

These products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and Made in the U.S.A.

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Top row – Cool Beige, Bottom row – Warm Beige

Last but not least I’m sharing with you the Lip Pumice Exfoliator ($10.00).  This product has been a go-to lately since the winter months can really take a toll on my skin, especially my lips.  With the weather here in Hawaii being at its coldest, my lips tend to get dry and need some exfoliating.  The Lip Pumice Exfoliator is perfect on the go or to use when needed to help sloth away dry skin by helping to care for your lips leaving them feeling soft.  This lip care and repair treatment is easy to use and moisturizes while it exfoliates.  This is perfect for those who like to wear matte lipsticks and again, it’s absolutely convenient.  One note however… make sure to wipe off or wash off after using since the pumice leaves a white cast on the lips and cannot be used like a lip balm.

Ingredients:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cetyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate.

This product is Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and Made in the U.S.A.

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So, have you tried anything from Beauty Junkees?  If not, I definitely suggest checking them out.  Beauty Junkees has been featured in different Gift Guides and reviews over the years and I’m always impressed with what I’ve tried from them.  Again, these new products are worth the look-see and if you are a makeup brush or makeup sponge lover like me, I definitely suggest checking out one of their Makeup Brush Sets or Sponge Blender sets as well – you will love them.

If you’re interested in checking out what Beauty Junkees has to offer, visit them on their site at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/collections/all.  You can also check them out on Amazon.

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When I was younger, my dad used to say that it was a challenge to buy a gift for the man who has everything… happy life, lots of possessions, roof over his head and it’s something that I always remember when out shopping this time of year.  But, this year – I though about it and realized that while I’m thinking of things to buy for the men in my life, my man is trying to figure out what to get me.  It’s no secret that I am a lover of all things beauty – it is what I talk about here on the blog several times a week, right?  It can be a challenge for my husband to buy “beauty related” items for me each year, so most of the time he just gives me his credit card and says… “have fun”.  But, not every one has that opportunity and sometimes shopping for a woman who loves beauty and makeup can be a daunting task.  Today, I share with you some of my favorite beauty items that I think would make anyone happy to receive.  If you are on the hunt for something for the lady in your life, this holiday gift guide may be for you.

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Oh Colour Pop how I love thee.  When it comes to makeup, one of my biggest collections of cosmetic products comes from Colour Pop Cosmetics.  Whether it’s their highlighters or blushes, lipsticks or eye shadows I haven’t met a Colour Pop product I wasn’t happy to get.  With Colour Pop’s release of the Hello Kitty Collection  I basically got Colour Pop and Hello Kitty in one little selection and both are such loves I couldn’t contain the happy.  Anything from Colour Pop would make a great gift and the quads they have available in a wide variety of shades would make any beauty lover happy.  If I had to pick, I definitely suggest getting the shadows – with over 120 shadows myself, trust me when I say – I love them.

Colour Pop – $5.00 to $40.00 (depending on what you purchase) http://www.colourpop.com

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Makeup, Makeup for the makeup lover.  I LOVE makeup and have used a variety of different brands over the years.  I love when cosmetics companies offer a wide range of products and Pixi Beauty is no exception.  These four little items are perfect for the busy mom on a go that loves makeup and wants a few key items to put together a look.

Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16.00), Endless Silky Eye Pencil ($12.00), Endless Brow Gel Pencil ($11.00) and Shea Butter Lip Balm ($8.00) would make a perfect gift combined together and wrapped in a cute makeup bag.  For the woman that loves a great day look that she can wear to work or out running errands.

You can purchase these Pixi items and more at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.

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One of my favorite makeup brush brands has released a gorgeous Contour Palette.  Beauty Junkees, a brand I’ve talked about numerous times has recently rolled out some new goodies in their line.  Besides their makeup brushes and accessories, Beauty Junkees has recently released a Contour Palette that is refillable and perfect for any makeup lover.  The Contour & Highlighting Palette makes enhancing your beauty and minimizing facial features a breeze.  You get powder contour shades to add dimension and to define your cheekbones, jaw, forehead and nose as well as highlighting shades that will lift, brighten and give you a soft radiant glow.  This palette is perfect for every day use and I love that the palette is not only refillable, it’s magnetic.  With 5 silky soft pressed matte powders to compliment a beauty lovers complete look.

Contouring shades include:  Fawn, Java and Truffle  Highlighting shades include:  Banana, Vanilla and Sand.  This palette is great for most skin tones and you can either use a light hand or build up the powders to your desired intensity.  Did I also mention you could use this palette as eye shadow shades or even a brow definer.  The options are absolutely endless.

Retail cost:  $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/contour-and-highlighting-kit

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Beauty Junkees has also won me over with their fab 5 piece Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit.  I have raved about Beauty Junkees brushes before and last year I even featured a set in a Holiday Gift Guide.  This year is no exception and I’m so excited to bring you this kit of brushes for the makeup lover.  This brush set includes the Pro Sculptor Brush, Pro Detailer Brush, Pro Duo Fiber Brush, Pro Highlighter Brush, Pro Contouring Makeup Brush and a great makeup brush case for storage or travel.  Each brush comes with high density synthetic taklon bristles and are vegan friendly.  With a solid wood handle, double crimped copper ferrule and bristles that do not shed – you or the makeup lover in your life will have brushes that work with creams, liquids, minerals and powders.

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Considering the cost of one highlight or contouring brush from popular cosmetic brands, this set includes everything you or your loved one needs to literally have that highlight and contour ON FLEEK.  I am absolutely in love with this brush set and haven’t stopped using these brushes since I got my hands on them.  After several washes the bristles have held together nicely, the brushes pick up my liquid, cream and powder products with ease and that sponge… YAAASSSS – it’s amazing and so soft.

This 5 pc Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit retails for $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/5-piece-pro-contouring-highlighting-kit

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Speaking of soft sponges, I’m absolutely loving the sponge set from Beauty Junkees as well.  It’s hard to find a good cosmetic sponge that is similar to the expensive name brand without sacrificing quality.  For less than the price of one highend brand makeup sponge, you get four awesome sponges to create your work of art.  This 4 piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set from Beauty Junkees includes the Pink Teardrop (the traditional blender shape used for all over face application), the Purple Pear (similar to the Pink Teardrop with an improved ergonomic shape that allows for an optimal grip), Green Oval (for the makeup perfectionist with dual tips for precise concealing and cleaning up of makeup errors), and the Blue Sculptor (a flat head sponge best used for pressing on foundation for heavier coverage, using a stippling effect to create an airbrushed look).  Each of the sponges work best when damp but can be used wet or dry.  They are latex free, non-allergenic and works with all kinds of makeup from creams to liquids to minerals and powders.  They are easy to wash and reusable – a simple mild soap or baby shampoo will get it clean and ready for it’s next use.

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Over the years I have tried MANY different types of cosmetic sponges and as I mentioned above, while some are quite affordable, that doesn’t mean they are good quality.  The Beauty Junkees cosmetic and beauty sponges feel and work like professional grade sponges.  They are soft and work well to blend the product, but doesn’t soak the product up so that you are wasting your makeup.  The blend well and effortlessly, no matter the sponge you decide to use at any given time.  Like I said, the cost of this 4 pack is cheaper than that of a Beauty Blender – one Beauty Blender, so it’s worth checking out for yourself.

The 4 Piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set retails for $14.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/flawless-beauty-makeup-blender-sponges-sample-pack

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Of course, a great gift for any beauty lover is something that they can carry their beauty goods in and a Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio is a great solution for that.  Instead of packing all of your beauty necessities in separate bags for travel or storage, the Cosmetics and Jewelry Folio will have you organized and ready to go.  The Folio includes a built-in zipper compartment, a detachable zipper pouch and numerous elastic pockets to hold all your cosmetics, makeup and jewelry.

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The Folio folds in half, making it easier to pack and giving it a sleeker more flatter profile than most cosmetic bags.  I love that it’s made with 500 denure polyester with a grew mesh lined interior to help protect your products when in transit.  You also get a sturdy strap for easy transport.  Once at your destination or using at home, you can hang the Folio with it’s rubber-tipped metal hanger over a knob, rod or hook.  It’s the perfect little vanity for on the go.

The Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at: http://greatusefulstuff.com

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Fragrances and Perfumes make great gifts for any beauty lover and DefineMe Fragrances are beautiful little gifts.  It-Girl fragrances with personalities meant to empower, each fragrance is a wearable reminder of your confidence, strength, passion and fearlessness.  I suggest picking up a DefineMe Fragrance Set available in sets of two or a fragrance oil sample kit.  You can also purchase a single and give the gift of sweet scent to someone you love.

DefineMe Sets retail for $78.00, The DefineMe Fragrance Oil Sample Kit retails for $21.00 and each fragrance retails for $39.00

You can purchase DefineMe at: https://definemefragrance.com/ and they have recently launched at Ulta.com

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I love getting nail polish for Christmas and Pacifica makes great little sets that are perfect for holiday gift giving.  Pacifica’s 7 Free Nail Color Trio offers the nail lover in your life three different selections for dressing up their nails.  Pacifica has several sets available for purchase and I love that the packaging is so pretty and festive.  You literally can put a pretty bow on top and you’ve got the perfect present to give away.

Pacifica Beauty Nail Color Trios retail for $20.00 and can be purchased at http://pacificabeauty.com or at your local Target store.

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Face masks and cleansers make wonderful gifts for the beauty lover.  I’ve included a few that I’ve tried and enjoy in my list here but the options are endless and you can search Honeygirl’s World for different masks that I’ve reviewed over the years.  Whether it is affordable or luxury – a great face mask makes for a wonderful gift.

Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Paper Mask ($3.00 each), Feather & Bone Face Gems ($15.00 for 60 tablets), Valentia Detoxifying Clay Mask ($25.00), Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body ($40 – $72.50), Freeman Feeling Beautiful Travel Size Face Masks ($1.99 – $3.99), Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50), Miss Spa Assorted Face Masks ($2.99 – $3.99)

Each of these face masks can be found at their respected websites, Ulta Beauty or stores like Target and Walmart.  They range in price and need but make great stocking stuffers and fun gifts for any beauty lover.

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Beauty is not just about makeup so I wanted to be sure that I included products that also catered to the skin care lover.  I do have a Holiday Gift Guide on the site aimed specifically towards skin and body care (which you can find here), but these products are those that go hand and hand with makeup too.  The Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD is a Professional Grade Home Microdermabrasion System.  I’m talked about Trophy Skin products before as the RejuvaliteMD happens to be one of my FAVORITE skin care devices.  I was very ecstatic to try the RejuvadermMD and have been loving it since getting my hands on it.

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The RejuvadermMD offers you smoother and more radiant skin anywhere and anytime.  With salon-quality microdermabrasion you can get soft, clear, glowing skin on the go.  This unit is travel friendly and portable.  It’s a lightweight and uses a high tech combo of diamond exfoliation and gentle suction to buff away dead skin cells, revealing the radiant, glowing skin that sits just below the surface.  The RejuvadermMD safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, age spots, sun damage and mild scarring at a fraction of the cost of in-office treatments.

The RejuvadermMD retails for $170.57 and can be purchased at: https://trophyskin.com/products/rejuvadermmd

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Facial cleansing tools are an important part of my skin care and beauty routine, so I knew I just had to include my favorites in this post.  The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite has been a favorite device of mine over the last two years and I love that you can purchase a variety of attachments.  I love pairing my Soniclear with the Luxe Cashmere brush head for my sensitive skin and I totally dig that the Soniclear has a selection of designs and colors to choose from.  I have written about the Soniclear Elite on my site before so you can get a full review of this product here on the site.

Soniclear Elite retails for:  $149.00 and can be purchased at:  http://www.michaeltoddbeauty.com/soniclear-elite/  *Accessories can also be purchased on the site.

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Another facial cleansing tool that has been a favorite of mine is my Foreo Luna.  Since getting my original Luna, Foreo has made many improvements to their original device and has released the Luna 2, Luna Mini 2, Luna Go and IRIS.  The brush is revolutionary and designed to help with facial cleansing and anti-aging – giving you a complete and personalized cleansing.  I LOVE that the LUNA 2 is now available in four specialized brush types for tailor-made skin care and I look forward to picking up the Sensitive Skin (purple) cleansing tool when my current Luna is ready to be retired.  The next-generation Luna 2 facial cleansing brush utilizes up to 2x the T-Sonic power to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores of makeup residue and remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil.  This brush helps to improve the absorption of your favorite skin care products while offering you a great cleanse each and every time.

The Foreo Luna 2 retails for $199.00 and can be purchased at: https://www.foreo.com/

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The Veet Infini Silk Permanent Hair Reduction device is the breakthrough in permanent hair reduction at home.  It offers state of the art technology with salon-quality results in the comfort of your own home.  Each Veet Infini Silk device is constructed with advanced safety features, including a skin color sensor and a recessed lamp surface with a skin surface contact sensor built in to prevent eye injury.  It’s a neat device that really takes permanent hair reduction to new heights.  Most people start seeing results after 4-5 treatments and can achieve permanent hair reduction after about 10 treatments with the units.

The Veet Infini’Silk Light-Based IPL Hair Removal System retails for about $130.00 and can be purchased here.

Of course – there are a lot of different gift items that you can give to the beauty lover in your life and these are just a few that I enjoy and though I would share with all of you.  Remember that Christmas is about love and time together and the gifts are just icing and a cherry on top.

If you’re looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping, be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration:  (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Skin Care and Body Care {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Children in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For the Men in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So what about you?  Are any of these items going to be a part of your Gift Giving list this year?  Do you think the beauty lover in your life would love to open any of these on Christmas day?  Comment below and share your thoughts.

Happy Holidays,

Signature Honey


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We are in full Fall season and I can smell the sweet scent of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice everywhere.  I really wanted to share with my readers a sweet pumpkin scented set that you can purchase for yourself or someone you love.  The Happee Body Sweet Pumpkin Spice Collection will be a great gift or treat for anyone, so let’s chit chat about it, shall we.

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The Happee Body Sweet Pumpkin Spice Collection features a cute gift box filled with all of your pumpkin essentials to get you through the season and sweater weather.

The set includes:

  • 2 pieces of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Facial Soap
  • 2 oz. jar of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
  • 0.5 oz tin of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

Retail: $18.97 http://happeebody.com

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The Pumpkin Spice Facial Soap – is such a fun little soap that is perfect for the Fall and holiday season.  This soap has a wonderful pumpkin scent which I love, but it’s not so strong that it’s too much.  It’s enriched with Mankua honey and premium shea butter to keep your skin moisturized, while it thoroughly cleanses and nourishes the skin.  To use the saop, simply lather and use to wash your face (it can also be used on the body).

This soap is sold in a pack of two for $5.97 if you decide to not get the whole set.

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The Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm (retail for $4.97 separately) has a light scent/fragrance and taste.  Made with premium beeswax and extra virgin coconut oil, this lip balm ensures that your lips are moisturized all day and everyday.  It’s easy to use, simply apply with your fingers (I prefer a brush) and swipe onto y our lips.  You can re-apply as often as you need.  The lip balm is clear and doesn’t have any color to it, even if it’s colored in the tin.  It applies nicely and leaves my lips feeling soft for hours.

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The Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub (retails for $8.97 separately) is perfect for the pumpkin lover and great for dry lips.  You literally only need a dab of it and you can gently rub away the dry flakiness on  your lips in seconds.  A little gentle scrub in circular motions is all you need and rinse the product off with water.  Once you are done, finish the moisturizing by topping your lips with the Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm.

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About Happee Body – Happee Body was created by Marge Maghoney who became interested in health and beauty as a respite from her 9 to 5 life.  Each product from Happee Body is handmade just for your with quality natural ingredients.  Happee Body products are formulated with pure essential oils, distinctive blends of fragrances, and some of the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer such as shea butter, Manuka honey, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, Match, sweet almond oil, and dead sea salt.  Happee Body also uses a variety of herbs and botanicals.  Each of their products are handmade, natural bath and body products that are effectively preserved with the gentlest ingredients available to them.  Their products are not tested on animals.

If you are doing some holiday shopping, I think this little treat box is perfect for the season and especially wonderful as a gift for the pumpkin lover in your life.  I love featuring small businesses like these because I know that lots of love goes into great products.  I’ve been using my products now for over a month and I enjoyed my set so much that I purchased a few for family and friends and I know they’ll enjoy it too.

Check out http://happeebody.com to see all their Pumpkin loving finds as well as other bath and body products that you can pick up for yourself or someone you love.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.