Happy Monday Fam! I know I’ve been a bit MIA and out of site the last few months – but life has been absolutely fruitful. I promise I am getting back on that grind and you’ll be seeing more of me.
Today – I want to share with all of you a jewelry website that I have recently collaborated with. Do you love bees or want to help and save them? Check out the video for details.
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Bee Kind Shop’s Mission
Bee Kind Shop was created with the mission to help protect bee colonies around the world. By partnering with Pollinator Partnership and other non-profit organizations, they are able to donate a portion of every purchase made on the website towards developing bee colonies and providing them with the best possible conditions.
Thank you so much for stopping by Fam! I know this post is short and sweet – but watch the video and get the deets. I’ll be back with all the goods soon!
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post and video were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted throughout and may result in a small commission.
Happy Wednesday Fam! Today on the YouTube Channel I’m sharing my thoughts on an app called FreePrints. It’s available on both Android and iPhone iOS and it’s free to download.
Get 5 BONUS FREE PRINTS EACH MONTH!
Want 5 Extra Bonus FREE PRINTS each month? Sign up using my link (click here) or use code: hkahoohanohano1. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or iOS Apple Store.
Printing Costs (as mentioned in the video):
Free Prints + shipping
13 Prints = $1.04 shipping
26 Prints = $4.15 shipping
1 Canvas 9″x12″ = $13.41 shipping
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I have a love for all things Glamnetic! I had been introduced to the brand a few months ago when I would see their ads all over Facebook & Instagram. And, last month I shared my thoughts on the V-Gan Volume Collection. Today, I have three more lashes that I want to share with all of you, compliments of Glamnetic. Are you ready for a little fun, flirty and fluttery? If so, read on.
As I stated before, I recently reviewed the V-Gan Volume Collection from Glamnetic last month. (Read all about the collection and my thoughts on the lashes here.) Today, we are going to talk about Lavish, Lush, and Lust.
“Know your worth then add tax!”
Lavish Lash ($29.99) is a wispy, rounded shape lashes with a semi-natural look. 16mm in length makes these lashes pretty long. They have a wispy design that gives it a somewhat natural look but the length provides drama for any occasion. These lashes are made of 100% premium mink so they are very soft, fluttery, and lightweight. They are beautiful and long, leaving you with just enough drama to be showstopping. I don’t often go for a rounded lash and love lashes that have a cat-eye effect, but I was absolutely amazed at how nice these looked on me. They shaped my eyes very nicely.
“Lashes SO LONG, I CAN’T SEE MY HATERS!“
Lush Lash ($29.99) is 17mm in length and the longest of the three I received from Glamnetic. It is very full and volume-packed with a round shape. Like Lavish, Lush is made of premium quality 100% mink but has a fluttery lightweight feel. While this pair of lashes provide a red-carpet-worthy look, it’s still very fluttery and dainty. I love that I can use these for a gorgeous girly look and they will bump up the drama on my eyes. As you can see in my photos, this particular pair of lashes are quite long on me, but I find that it is still easy to apply. It rounds out my eye shape perfectly and gives my eyes a dramatic effect.
Lust Lash ($29.99) is just 15mm in length, the shortest of the 3 pairs I received. It is round and voluminous and my favorite to wear out of the three because it’s something I could use for day or night looks. Like the other two, it is also made of 100% premium mink and will take you easily from a day to night look while being comfortable and dramatic. It’s my favorite out of the three because it’s much more wearable (due to the length), but gives me just the right amount of showstopping drama. While I love all of the lashes, I gravitate to Lush the most because it fits my small eye shape well and has a little more of a natural look on me.
“She remembered who she was and the Game Changed!“
GLAMNETIC MAGNETIC LINER
The Glamnetic Magnetic Liner (sold separately – $37.99) is also a must-have. I have tried other liners on the market and while this one is a bit on the costly side, it really is great. Easy to use and a bit tacky on application, but it has a great liner applicator (which I love) and holds my Glamnetic lashes in place for hours. I think it’s very important to have a good liner brush in order to create a look. The skinny tipped brush applicator is what works best for me.
Smudge-proof & Water-proof
The liner is smudge-proof and waterproof and is very pigmented. The liner is matte black in color and glides on very easily (also available in brown). Because of the skinny tip applicator, the liner can be applied dark and bold or cat-eyed and winged out. It will take you from sunrise to sunset – trust me when I say I put this through the test. I remove the liner easily with micellar water (the waterproof one) and it comes out with ease. I love that my sensitive eyes don’t have any issues with it and I can decide to use another type of liner as a base and apply this magnetic one on top. The liner is safe for the eyes as all ingredients are commonly found in everyday makeup and you get 70+ uses out of the eyeliner which makes it worth the cost.
How Easy is Glamnetic Lashes to apply?
Glamnetic lashes are super duper easy to apply with the magnetic liner. Woohoo! No more glue is needed and the lash application is quick and effortless. There are 100% luxury mink and vegan lash options available and each lash has 6 magnets on the band for all-day hold. While the lashes and the liner are definitely an investment, you get 40+ uses from the lashes, because you don’t have to worry about glue build-up and clumping on the lash band. To remove the liner on the lash, simply use your micellar water (the waterproof version is best) and clean it right up.
GET YOUR GLAM(NETIC) ON AND LOOK FIERCE
The lashes from Glamnetic come in a variety of 17 styles from natural to super full. There are a lot of different styles to choose from to fit your need and look. Each of the Glamnetic lashes comes with a special magnetic case for safe-keeping. I love these cases because it has a full mangetic strip allowing your entire lash to adhere to it, therefore keeping the shape of your false lashes in tact. What I love about Glamnetic is not only their product, but the fact that they are Female Founded, yassss… Women Power!
Glam in a minute!
As mentioned previously, I discussed in a blog post and video my thoughts initially on the products I purchased and tried from Glamnetic. I surely loved Glamnetic then and I’m still loving them very much now. Because I had sensitivities to traditional lash glue, I stopped using false lashes, but I have been able to use Glamnetic lashes daily without issues. I am addicted to the fact that I can look glam at any given time in a matter of minutes with just the use of these lashes. Want to see how quickly these lashes work? Check out my video on YouTube.
If you’re interested in trying out magnetic lashes or have been wanting to see what the hype is all about, head on over to glamnetic.com and have a look at their lash selection. Yes, their products are an investment, but I think that you’ll definitely be impressed with their variety of lashes. And, I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links can and may be posted throughout. Please see our disclosures page for more info.
Hi Friends! Today we are talking about powder dip nails. I’m sharing my thoughts on DoubleDip Nail products and dip powder. In the late 90s, I tried a dip powder that mainly was an acrylic to build your nails. It was used to create “acrylic type nails”. I’ve never tried dip powders since, not these types anyway and I’m loving them. Thank you DoubleDip Store for introducing me to powder dip nails.
I’m excited to be sharing with all of you my thoughts on DoubleDip Nails. Seriously, how fun is this summery mani? In the video, I’m sharing with you the first time I’ve ever done dip nails (with colored dip powder). It’s so incredibly easy to do.
About DoubleDip Nail Store
DoubleDip is a USA-made company that strives in providing high-quality dipping powders and liquids for long-lasting, beautiful nails. The founder of DoupleDip worked in the nail industry for over 30 years. She wanted to create products that would be perfect for each woman. DoubleDip strives to build a community where people can feel special. “Beauty shouldn’t just be a luxury – it’s about having fun too.”
“Beauty shouldn’t just be a luxury – it’s about having fun too.”
Check out my video walking you through the steps of creating this fun neon mani.
Get 25% OFF your purchase by clicking the link below. Choose any 3 colors from the pastel and summer collection along with a dip essential liquid. Use my code and get a free holographic bag and powder brush.
I tried 3 colors from the Summer Collection. They include Goo Getter (green), 90s Baby (hot/neon pink) and Atomic Orange (orange). Each dipping powder comes with 2oz of the product (a very large container, perfect for dipping long nails). The powders are finely milled and very soft and silky. With or without discounts, the powders are very well priced and I love that they are made in the USA.
I’m absolutely impressed by the durability and longevity of these dip powders and liquids. I have read that dip powders last about 2-3 weeks and these have done so. My nails remained shiny (great topcoat) the whole time. And, my manicure looks like I just had it done, with exception to grow out, of course.
Does it need to be cured by UV Lamp?
Unlike Gel manicures, dipping powder does not require the curing of a UV Lamp, which is awesome. They have not cracked or chipped on me and they provided a protection layer on my natural nails. I’ve been washing dishes daily, working out and so much more without any worry that my mani would be destroyed. These powders provide great strength to my nails. But, are still thin so that it doesn’t feel like I have anything on them.
They are extremely fast-drying and the cure time is almost instant. There is no funky smell and my nails are so smooth and pretty. My nails look like I just left the nail salon. It’s been 10 years since going to a nail salon, so this gives me an option to do it myself. I haven’t had any issues using these and I have already removed them once to put on a new mani. A dip powder manicure takes less time for me versus having to wait for traditional nail polishes to dry. While it’s not instant, it was quick. I love that I can go about my day without waiting for polish to dry.
Is it beginner friendly?
I’m a beginner using colored dip powders and I found these extremely easy to use from the jump. If you are looking to try something new and easy, the kits from DoubleDip are great. DoubleDip also has a lot of tutorials to help get you started as well.
How does it work?
Here are my steps that I did to apply DoubleDip Nail Powders:
Prep your nails by sanitizing and cleaning before applying products. A clean surface helps the product to stick but is also important to prevent fungal infection.
Push back your cuticles gently
Remove shine/oil from the surface of your nail. No need to file the nail bed like traditionally done. I simply used a gentle nail block buffer and lightly removed shine.
Apply a bonder to the nail to help with longevity. I did not do this step, but it definitely does help. Doubledipstore.com does have a bonder liquid that you can purchase as well.
Apply a thin layer of base coat, evenly to the nail. I did one nail at a time. This ensures the based coat did not dry before I had the chance to dip it.
Dip your nail into selected nail powder at a 45-degree angle. Tap off the excess and dust off the nail with your brush.
Repeat the steps on the other nails and decide if you want to do a second coat.
Clean off all the dust from your nails and apply activator. Let dry completely.
Use buffer and file to lightly file nail to smooth.
Clean nails, wash hands well. Do not use soap.
Apply activator again, let dry
Apply top coat, let dry
Have you tried powder dip nail manicures before? Overall, I’m very impressed with the quality and longevity of my manicure. I’ve had my neon nails for about 3 weeks. My nails look like I just stepped out of the nail salon. I’m loving dip powder so much! I have a very large shopping cart filled with DoubleDip powders, ready for checkout.
My final thoughts
Let’s be honest here, I don’t have a lot of time to devote to doing my nails. A few months ago I stopped painting my nails because of the drying time. Traditional nail polish took so long to dry and I didn’t have that kind of time to sacrifice. I was able to do a whole manicure and let the top coat dry in about 45 minutes. I’m able to wash dishes after the top coat dried. This is something I would not have been able to do with traditional polish. My nails had a shine that is unbeatable as well and lasted for weeks. I love that my nails have added strength. But, that there is no damage to my natural nails like traditional acrylic overlays. Use my discount code/link and try out DoubleDip Nail Powders and liquids for yourself… I think you’ll love them as much as I do.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links/discount codes have been used throughout. For more information on use of affiliate links and codes visit my Disclosures page.
In about 6 months, give or take, I’ll be hitting the big 4-0. Yup, you read that correctly, I’ll be 40. I have had my fair share of skin issues over the years and who doesn’t want to look like they’re in their 20s? Honestly, I’m still looking for the fountain of youth and I’m constantly trying new and innovative products. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you a new-to-me brand called Airelle. I have two products from Airelle Skin and I’m so excited to give you the rundown on each one. Let’s get started, shall we?
About Airelle Skincare
Airelle is the only naturally derived skincare company that uses the scientifically proven Berrimatrix technology and scientific skincare evidence to counteract the aging process. This technology (Berrimatrix) is the latest, naturally sourced skincare ingredient that is recognized by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology for its various anti-aging benefits that it provides. Their goal was to develop a skincare product line that incorporated natural ingredients alongside medical grade formulas. The reasoning was to have skincare that offered anti-oxidant properties as well as innovative preventative benefits for the skin.
What is Berrimatrix and why is it the Best Antioxidant for your skin?
Berrimatrix is a formula that is clinically proven to help protect against Infrared radiation and collagen breakdown that can happen to your skin after environmental exposure. It is a super blueberry that is proven to counteract wrinkles. Berrimatrix is scientifically proven by the world’s top scientists to help protect from the damage of Infrared radiation. All of this while also helping to slow the signs of aging the skin. This ingredient is a powerful natural antioxidant compound that not only improves the quality of the skin, but also the skin’s texture. You are basically getting support for your skin at the cellular level. The Berrimatrix components in this skincare line will help to protect and preserve the collagen that is already there. The ingredient has proven benefits to help preserve, prevent and improve the skin altogether.
Did you know that up to 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun? 30% of damaging radiation from the sun is infrared radiation. It penetrates deeper, triggering collagen breakdown.
Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator
The first product I tried from Airelle is the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex. Many know that I suffer from extremely dry and sensitive skin, so the words repair and hydrate really excited me about this product. More than just a moisturizing serum or cream, the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex is a 2-in-1. It is light-weight and antioxidant infused for optimal benefit. Designed to be a hydrating and anti-aging serum in one. Containing Airelle’s powerhouse ingredient – Berrimatrix, to help improve fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall hydration.
What does the Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator do?
Hydrates the skin and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Improves dry skin, texture, and uneven skin tone
Helps to support the skin from environmental damage
Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using the Berrimatrix technology
Dermatologist recommended (my favorite claim since most products are just dermatologist tested)
When using the Hydrator, a very little of this product goes a long way and the texture of this product is unlike any I have used before. This is so much more than a moisturizer and serum, it’s creamy gold in a bottle. This is a light-weight product and you will notice a difference after the first use. Immediately after applying the product, my skin felt smooth, soft and quenched with moisture. My skin felt moisturized but also, kind of tight (in all the good ways). I forget I have anything on when I’m using it and my skin is so unbelievably soft – like, baby soft.
Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment
In addition to the Hydrator, I also had the awesome opportunity to try the Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment. The Eye + Lip Treatment was formulated to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and lips. It targets dark under-eye circles, crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eye area. It helps to decrease forehead frown lines. And, for lips it helps to diminish upper lip wrinkles and smile lines.
What does the Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment do?
Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Diminishes the upper lip lines, smile and frown lines
Helps reduce the puffiness around the eyes
Diminishes the appearance of upper lip lines
Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using Berrimatrix technology
While I’ve only used this product a few months, I’m absolutely smitten by its results. This product has been such a go-to to hydrate those areas while diminishing the wrinkles I have been starting to develop. Since this product is in roller-ball form, it’s easy to apply and not sticky at all. Within a month I noticed a dramatic difference in how my skin looked and felt. Easy application and firmness in all the right places. Not to mention, my puffy eyes I get from allergy season have been at bay thanks to this roller.
Both products have provided me with much more moisturized skin, which is a huge benefit for me. In the image above, I have not edited, added a filter or blurred my face. You can still see the texture as well as my freckles and some acne scarring. However, my fine lines and wrinkles have definitely decreased (quite dramatically, I might add) and my skin looks fresh and hydrated.
My Final Thoughts
Airelle products are quite costly, considering the amount of product in each. I have tried many luxurious products in the past, but these really do provide you with great results. I’m going to have to work a few extra jobs to keep up with purchasing their products for use, but I am absolutely loving them. Both products feel so great on my skin and I have found that a little goes a long way for each of them, which is a huge benefit considering the price point. Honestly, I don’t think my skin has looked this good in a long time, especially considering the brutal weather and change in diet it has gone through. I still can’t get over how awesome my skin looks and feels and I attribute it to the combination of these products and others I currently have in rotation.
So what about you, have you tried anything from Airelle Skin before? If not, would you consider trying any of these products, especially considering the price point? Which product do you think you’d splurge on?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration and feature. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted within. Please visit my Disclosures Page for more information and details.