ColourPop, my favorite online beauty brand, has been bringing out some major hits lately! The ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix are brand new and today I have swatches of Juice Bar, Whip, BYOB, and Tiger to share with you.
The main difference between the new Sheer Lippie Stix and the original ColourPop Matte, Cream, and Glossy Lippie Stix has to do with the moisture factor. ColourPop Lippie Stix are formulated with coconut oil, and I find these to feel a lot smoother than the other ColourPop finishes.
The ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix have lots of shine as well as the same long wear time as the other finishes. I love the way these feel on my lips, and I love that I don’t have to worry about them fading away quickly. I’m definitely picking up more of these colors.
Here’s a look at the colors I purchased:
Juice Bar – berry pink.
Whip – blue violet.
BYOB – neon pink.
Tiger – rich plum.
My Final Thoughts: ColourPop has hit the mark with the new ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix. These are winners and offer lots of moisture, shine, pigmentation, and they wear extremely well.
This unique shampoo has impressed me so much, it’s definitely worthy of awe and respect. My curls? Revitalized!
Why exactly am I so gaga for this entirely unique shampoo that eases frizz and dryness? I have 5 reasons why your naturally curly hair will love Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo so much.
1. It’s fresh.
Lush Curly Wurly is so fresh, it contains fresh free-range eggs. That’s fresh! It harkens back to egg shampoos of days past that cleanse and strengthen hair.
2. It’s nourishing.
Besides eggs, Lush Curly Wurly contains good-for-you ingredients including Lemon Juice, Papaya, Cocoa butter, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, and Organic Extra Virgin Oilve Oil. That’s a whole lot of nourishment!
3. It has actual chunks of coconut.
4. It smells like a tropical vacation.
It might be a tad bit on the strong side, but your shower and shampoo experience will be completely transformed by the freshness of Lush Curly Wurly.
5. Bouncy, long lasting curls. Enough said.
Anything that helps encourage this kind of frizz-free curl, especially in the midst of major Summer heat and humidity, is a keeper.
The only downfall to the fabulousness that’s Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo? The chunks of coconut. It can be worrisome whether or not you’ll be able to get the coconut completely out of your hair. However, I typically comb my hair out after shampoo and after conditioner and find that’s enough. Also, keep in mind that you don’t need a lot of the shampoo to thoroughly cleanse your hair.
My Final Thoughts: I’m really pleased by the nourishing benefits of Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo. While the chunks of coconut might be a tad distracting, I’ve found that just a small amount is needed and it leaves me with nourished, bouncy curls.
Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.
As a woman who is deeply devoted to and loves makeup, I have a confession to make: I also love, enjoy, and wholeheartedly cherish my no-makeup days. There’s something to be said about being off guard, and it’s because of extra care taken with skincare that I’ve been able to embrace my no-makeup self.
Throughout my life I’ve dealt with many skincare challenges, including rosacea, that make no-makeup days impossible. Covering up my sensitive skin is a must on those occasions, and I’m never without my foundation essentials. That’s often the case with those who experience rosacea and have to constantly battle redness, flushing, and what look like acne breakouts – but are actually the bumps and pimples of rosacea.
Over 16 million Americans live with rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that commonly appears as facial redness and bumps. When self-diagnosed as acne (a common mistake) and left untreated, rosacea can lead to a lot of life stress. Thankfully, there are several prescription options available from Galderma Laboratories, L.P. that treat rosacea and may help keep it under control. These treatments address the symptoms and may help you feel comfortable to break up with your makeup.
For example, Galderma’s SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is a once-daily, prescription topical treatment for the inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Soolantra Cream may start working as quickly as week two, with continuous improvement with long-term use. The basis for Soolantra Cream is Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream, a dermatologist-recommended formula that is fragrance-free, mild and non-irritating.
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Years ago, I worked in a high end department store that carried StriVectin products, and I can tell you one thing for sure: anything and everything StriVectin related flew off the shelves all day every day! The StriVectin brand is known for high quality products that make visible difference in your skin, and I can vouch for that from experience!
I’m not only using StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate as the final step of my nightly skin routine on my face, I’m also using it on the tiger marks, aka stretch marks, on my belly. I so wish I was one of those women who gets through pregnancy free of stretch marks! While I’m not ashamed of my stretch marks, I’m definitely happy to try anything that will help diminish their appearance. I’ve noticed an improvement in the texture of that skin, but I haven’t noticed a major difference which might be because my stretch marks are 8 years old.
When it comes to my face, I’m definitely seeing a resulting glow and gleam from using StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate on a nightly basis for the last 3 weeks.
This powerful moisturizer is chock full of nourishing ingredients like Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, NIA-114, and Collagex-CE Complex™ that’s designed to target Collagen III, aka ‘youth collagen’, for noticeable anti-aging benefits. Studies have shown that this high-tech cream not only only hydrates and enhances the skin’s texture, but it’s also been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At age 36 1/2. I’ll take all of that!
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My Final Thoughts: I’m loving the way my skin looks and feels with regular use of StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate and I’m planning to keep using it on both my face and the stretch marks on my tummy. There’s definitely an improvement in the texture of my skin!
I call this particular store the perfect Walgreens because they happen to have all the hard-to-find beauty products available at any given time. While it tends to be a free-for-all at any other drugstore I visit in the area, it’s nice to know this store has the items that I’ve seen online or are brand new.
There are currently a few Disney princess-themed makeup sets that have caught my eye. From lip gloss to shadow palettes and complete sets, Disney has gone all in to the bargain makeup division and has done a good job of creating cute sets.
The stuff I’m seeing lately is taking me way back to my childhood when I collected Tinkerbell lip gloss and Barbie perfume. It’s just plain cute stuff, but is it actually any good?
Priced at $3 each, I couldn’t say no to the Disney Dare To Dream Ariel Eyeshadow Quads in Sea Witch and Sea Darling and figured they were definitely worth trying out.
The plastic cases are not the sturdiest, but the colors are indeed pretty. Sea Witch has purple, coral, light Silver, and shimmery black with aqua sparkles.
Sea Darling is a mix of aqua, blue, and a similar black with aqua sparkles.
While these quads are pretty, they’re just ok. The pigmentation has to be built up and works best when you use a base like MAC Cream Color Bases or Rimmel Scandaleyes Crayons underneath. It took a lot of work to get the color to show up on my eyelids! I found it worked best to use the pads of my fingers rather than a brush to place color on my lids.
My Final Thoughts: I definitely would not be rushing to find these! If you happen upon these shadows and are tempted to indulge, I’d recommend putting the $3 towards any Wet n Wild ColorIcon eyeshadow palette.
As a person with oily skin and a propensity towards enlarged pores, the size of my pores is a topic of great interest in my life. Learning how to shrink your pores and improve their appearance is possible, and it all boils down to this simple truth: You have to keep ’em clean!
While it’s not possible to eliminate your pores, it is definitely possible to minimize their appearance. Enlarged pores tend to have a lot of build up from our natural skin oil and makeup and need to be kept clean. Besides cleaning your face at the end of the day (a must, even if you’re too tired to do anything more than use a skin wipe), here are three tips to keeping your pores looking their best.
1.Manual Exfoliation Is A Must!
Removing your makeup on a daily basis is a must for the health of your pores, as is manual exfoliation. The Michael Todd Soniclear is the best skin care implement I’ve incorporated into my routine. I use this brush in the evening and it deep cleans your skin to get rid of all built up makeup and grime.
2.Clay Masks Are Essential!
Kaolin/clay makes my world go round and is the key to keeping my pores looking their best. Besides using a clay mask like Borghese Fango Active Mud For Face And Body once a week, I use a clay mask after I’ve been sweating and giving my pores a serious workout at the gym.
Earlier this year I used a skin care regime that included a clay mask you were supposed to use once a day, and I started doing this after working out and just never stopped. Right now I’m using the Freeman Beauty Dead Sea Minerals Mask, which is a lovely shade of blue. I get funny looks in the locker room, but my pores have never looked better.
Using a good oil-controlling primer under my makeup ensures my makeup lasts and doesn’t settle into my pores.The Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer is silicone-free and it WORKS. This primer is one of the best for oily skin and that’s a fact! If you’re extremely oily, consider using a bit of Milk of Magnesia to control your skin’s oil production. And I mean a BIT – a little goes a long way!
Other Tips & Tricks For Optimal Pore Health
During the day, and especially if I’m wearing a full face of makeup, I rely on blotting sheets to keep my skin looking its best. The Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers (with gold flakes!) have been favorites for a while now.
Skincare is important, and I’ve recently had a tremendous amount of success with Paula’s Choice. I never thought I would like Paula’s Choice skincare so much, but after recently reviewing her Resist line, I’ve since repurchased her Toner and Daily Exfoliant with 2% BHA, both of which are both excellent and gentle.
Also, be careful how you glow. There’s no doubt that strobing is in, but if you’re going to highlight do so with caution because shimmery products will enlarge the appearance of your pores like nothing else If you’d like to avoid large pores, make sure to use non-shimmery highlighters. I recommend the using a product like the NYX HD Photogenic Concealers in a couple shades lighter than what you’d typically use.
What are some of your favorite products for keeping your pores under control?