I have been really trying new products lately and all of them I have gotten at affordable prices. I can do a review or share swatches of these products individually if you would like, so let me know. Today on my YouTube channel I share with you a collective beauty haul, featuring CColor Cosmetics, Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty, ColourPop and Morphe. Want to see what I picked up? Click here to watch directly on YouTube or check out the embedded video below.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this video/post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted throughout. This is not a sponsored post.
“This post was sponsored by Ulta as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
When it comes to my hair, because it is long and often times unruly – I whole heartily believe that sometimes less is more. The less I fuss with it, sometimes the easier it is to maintain and take care of. After having my children I noticed that my hair lacked it’s natural luster and while it looks healthy most of the time – I do my best to hide my hair in an endless array of up-dos and buns to keep them from showing their true colors… literally. Having tried so many products under the sun when it comes to hair care, I was amazed to find a brand that I have not tried on my tresses before. The Living Proof Timeless Collection is a new hair care line that I have added to my hair regime to help bring back my hair’s natural shine and I want to share this new line with you.
The Living Proof Timeless Collection is only available at Ulta Beauty and consists of an array of products to help bring back the gorgeous in our natural hair. This line of products offers you the opportunity to try and combat the signs of aging hair with a collection of products that offer you a variety of benefits. Since having my children and as I near my 40s, I have noticed that my hair is literally aging before my eyes. These products not only offer much needed moisture to keep our hair looking shiny and gorgeous but they help with combating the changes in our aging hair as we get older.
This hair care line is great for hair – no matter your age. It offers you Sulfate-free, silicone-free and color safe formulas with Living Proof’s technology to help keep your hair in its absolute best condition. These products are great because – no matter the age you are or how your hair looks, you will notice that it looks visibly healthy after use. Just think of this as anti-aging for your hair!
Combat and reverse the changes in your hair as you age. Living Proof’s technology keeps your hair in its best condition, which means visibly healthy hair – no matter your age. Sulfate-free, silicone-free, and color safe. With a unique blend of amino acids, weightless emollients and proprietary technology – the Living Proof Timeless line literally transforms your hair to soft, visibly healthier hair. I really can’t stress enough how much I’ve been enjoying this line. While I’ve tried many hair products, this is my first time using anything from Living Proof and the Timeless Collection has offered my hair strength and shine all after the first use.
Some of the benefits include:
Promotes visibly healthier hair with every wash
Enhances natural body and movement
Aids in strength, protecting from breakage
Softens brittle, dry, and wiry hair without weighing it down
With the Pre-Shampoo Treatment, helps prevent color fade, keeping your color vibrant and truer, longer
Sulfate-free, silicone-free & color safe
A must 40s+ (but start in your 30s if you can – you’ll love me for suggesting that. lol)
The Living Proof Timeless collection is powered by Fortifying Complex comprised of:
Amino Acids which help to strengthen and fortify hair strands
Ceramide-like lipids that keep the cuticle sealed and smooth to the touch
OFPMA + proteins which is a healthy hair molecule that controls the moisture flux and keeps the hair strong while repelling dirt and oil so hair stays cleaner, longer.
Skin care and hair care are so important to me. As I get older, aging gracefully is a must and that includes all the things that really add to your age itself – like your skin and your hair. Living Proof Timeless Collection offers a variety of things for my aging hair like volume, shine and an overall healthy look. I love that my hair feels stronger and I have less breakage as a result of these products. The life of my hair has been revived! Even with my grey hair sprouting all over my hair, I can feel confident and reassured that my hair is still loving life as much as I am.
After using this Living Proof Timeless line once, I noticed a difference in my hair. Of course, like with any product – with continued use, you will surely see results and your hair will love you too. I’m glad I was introduced to this line because I have noticed such a huge difference in such a short amount of time. Those that know me, know that I’m recognized almost immediately for my hair and this product really brought life back to a part of my body I’m known for. What about you? Could your hair use a little revamp and rewind for the look of timeless beauty?
The Living Proof Timeless collection is available only at Ulta Beauty stores nationwide as well as online. You can find Ulta Beauty on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to check out the site to find a location near you that sells the products. After one use, I was not only amazed at how my hair changed, but I think I found a new hair best friend.
After being in the Beauty Industry for quite a bit of years, I have seen makeup trends come and go and others return like hot cakes smothered in syrup. Did I just say that? Yes – because I’m craving hot cakes… but regardless, like all things popular – some stick around and stand the tests of time while others may disappear or die down a bit only to make another appearance and become popular once again. In the course of the last year, I have seen techniques used in the beauty industry years before that are now making a comeback, like contouring, strobing (exaggerated highlighting) and now baking. These techniques that were once used only for special occasions or typically for Television, Runway and Shows is now making its way to the forefront. I remember a time when “Baking, Strobing and Contouring” was what I used to make over my Drag Community friends and now I see it everywhere and becoming a popular technique used for every day. While it’s not something I would use daily, I think it is still a useful technique and can be used for great purpose. Today we are talking all about baking makeup, so grab a cup of joe (or a plate of hot cakes & syrup) and let’s chit chat about it.
Today I am going to share with you some quick tips on the baking makeup technique and how to do it. But first, let’s find out what the heck this “baking” is all about. Baking is a technique of highlighting and setting your makeup to give it a glow that is flawless but without a shimmer or glittery effect that you would typically get from regular highlight (like strobing). Baking allows the wearer to to give your face an illuminated/brightened appearance that will last and not crease with a matte finish. Here are my tips on what to do… follow along and try it for yourself.
Products you need:
While baking can technically be done with any type of cosmetics you have on hand, I’m using these from Amazing Cosmetics which you can find at Ulta Beauty.
Moisturizer or eye cream
Concealer – if you are particularly looking for a brighter under eye look, a concealer lighter than your skin tone is best – by a few shades.
Translucent Powder – loose works well, but use what you have. I’m using a pressed powder
fluffy brush – used to apply the translucent sponge and to swipe the excess powder away
Setting Spray or mineral mist
Steps to baking:
HYDRATE: Since this technique will leave you with a matte finish – it is essential that you hydrate and moisturize accordingly. I have really dry skin so I make sure to hydrate my under eyes so that the extra powder you are using does not settle into any wrinkles or under eye circles.
Apply your concealer to your under eyes. I like to make sure I’m applying my concealer (preferably something creamy or liquid like so it blends easily) in a upside down triangle shape. Using your damp cosmetic sponge, blend the product out so that it is evenly distributed – blending effortlessly. A creamy or thick concealer works best. Try Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer – I used the one in Light Caramel.
Using your translucent powder – apply over the concealer with a fluffy brush. My favorite to use is my MAC 109 which will pack the color on and blend at the same time. The key here is to make sure you have enough powder to apply to your face where your concealer is.
Bake / Cook your makeup! Using a wedge or cosmetic sponge, dampen with a setting spray or mineral mist and then dip the sponge into your translucent powder. Pack the loose powder generously over the area that you applied with your concealer. If you are using a pressed compact, you may need to tap your brush into the product a lot to pick up product. Wait 5 – 10 minutes while the powder sits and bakes. During this time I like to start working on my eye makeup. For the translucent powder I used Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Powder Set.
With a fluffy brush, simply dust off the product on the face while blending to set your makeup.
When the baking is done and your makeup is complete, you’ll notice that you will not only have a flawless finish to your makeup application, but also have a highlighted appearance under eyes without that shimmery effect you can get from a glittery illuminator. What I love about looks like these is that they give you that glowy appearance. You can find all the products I mentioned at Ultabeauty.com. What’s great about makeup and makeup trends is that you decide what works for you and what doesn’t. Have fun with it, dress up and enjoy it!
Have you tried the baking / cooking makeup technique before? If so, will you be using this to strut your stuff this Fall and Winter season? I look forward to seeing your recreations and looks so be sure to post a photo of your flawless look. #ultatrendalert#StyleHunters4Ulta
Disclaimer: The products mentioned/featured in this post were sent to me for review/consideration and feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. This is not a sponsored post but was done in collaboration with Style Hunters and Ulta Beauty.
I’m so excited because September means that Pumkin Spice Lattes and the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty is back for Fall. Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Event is one that many of us beauty lovers look forward to and anticipate each year. The event allows you to get awesome deals on some of your favorite products and beauty brands and today I’m sharing with you my Top Picks for this sale that began a few days ago.
If you have been following me a while – you know that the Per-fekt Beauty line is one of my favorites and the Lash Perfection Gel is one of my Top 5 Favorite Mascaras. Available on Sept. 17th – The Per-fekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel is going to be on sale for $14 versus $28.50 at its retail price. Woohoo – time to stock up.
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had my eyes on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Line since I first seen its release, and more so the Beauty Balm since I know I would get use out of it. Instead of $34 the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm is just $17 – which is an absolute steal. Available Sept. 18th.
On Sept. 21st you can stock up on some Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels from Skyn Iceland. This Online Only steal is perfect to take advantage of so you can up your skin care game. Get 35% off the products and get ready for your Fall and Winter skin care routine. I have tried many eye gels but have had this product on my wishlist now since I first seen it released. I’m excited to try it and add this product to my nighttime skincare routine.
The last product I have is the Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush & Powder Blush. I got Los Cabos which is a peach toned blush that will be perfect to add a little brightness to your cheeks year round. Originally retailing for $26.00 – during the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Sale you will get the full sized blush for just $13.
While some of my picks may not tickle your fancy – there is a bunch of goodies available for you to choose from – all at discounted prices for your picking and taking. Here is a small list of products on sale in case you are interested. I started the sale from today’s date on so that you will not be sad that you may have missed out on some of the others that were available last week 🙂
Are you going to be taking advantage of some of these awesome steals? While I think this list of goodies that Ulta Beauty has for discount is great – there are a few brands I would have loved to seen in the sale… do you have any brands you would have liked to see too? What’s on your list to pick up?
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review and consideration. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these items or to feature them however, there are affiliate links posted through out.