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2016 Yearly Beauty Favorites!

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I hope you like my 2016 yearly favorites! I have so many products. Lots of high-end and some drugstore. I tried to get drugstore and high-end products in each category but some  of them were hard to get both so I only put one or the other. Let me know what your favorites were!!

FACE 

Best Primer

  • High End:
    • Becca Backlight Priming Filter (Buy)
    • Too Faced Hangover RX (Buy)

Best Foundation

  • High End:
    • Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup (Buy)
    • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation (Buy)
    • Jose Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry (Buy)

Best Concealer

  • High End:
    • Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Maybelline Age Rewind (Buy)

Best Loose Powder

  • High End:
    • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (Buy)

Best Under Eye Powder

  • High End:
    • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Ethereal light (Buy)
    • BareMinerals Translucent Duo (Buy)

Best Pressed Powder

  • High End:
    • Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (Buy)
    • Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Translucent Powder (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder (Buy)

Best Contour

  • High End:
    • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette  (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (Buy)

 Best Bronzer

  • High End:
    • Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Bronzer (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder (Buy)

Best Blush

  • High End:
    • Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush (Buy)
    • Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Blush (Buy)

Best Highlight

  • Drugstore:
    • Essence Pure Nude Highlighter (Buy)

Best Setting Spray

  • High End:
    • Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Pixi Glow Mist (Buy)

EYES

Best Eye Primer

  • High End:
    • Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden (Buy)

Best Eyeshadow Palettes

  • High End: 
    • Lorac Pro 3 Palette (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Eye Palette Neutral (Buy)

Best Single Eyeshadows

  • Makeup Geek Single Pans (Buy)

Best Eyeliner Pencil

  • High End: 
    • Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • *ColourPop Crème Gel Liner (Buy)
    • Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner (Buy)

Best Liquid Eyeliner

  • High End: 
    • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (Buy)

Best Cream/Gel Eyeliner

  • High End: 
    • Ingot Gel Liner – (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • ColourPop Ceme Gel Liner – (Buy)

Best Eyelash Curler

  • High End: 
    • Shiseido Eyelash Curler  (Buy)
    • Surrat Eyelash Curler (Buy)

Best Tweezers

  • High End: Tweezerman Slant Tweezer (Buy)

Best Mascara

  • High End: 
    • Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • L’Oreal Feline Mascare (Buy)

Best False Eyelashes

  • Drugstore: Ardell Lashes  (Buy)

Best Brow Pencil

  • High End: 
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz  (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • NYX Micro Brow  (Buy)

 


LIPS

Best Lip Balm/Chapstick

  • Drugstore: 
    • Chapstick in Candy Cane flavor only (Buy)
    • e.l.f. Lip Balm Pink (find in store)

Best Lipstick

  • High End: 
    • MAC Snob (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • ColourPop Lippie Stix (Buy)
    • Revlon Lipstick (Pink Pout) (Buy)

Best Lip Gloss

  • High End: 
    • Buxom Full-On™ Lip Polish – White Russian  (Buy)
  • Drugstore: 
    • NYX Butter Gloss  (Buy)

Best Lip Scrub

  • Drugstrore: e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator (Buy)

HAIR 

(I only prefer to use high end when it comes to my hair)

Best Shampoo

  • High End:  Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo (Buy)
  • For Blondes: Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo (Buy)

Best Conditioner

  • High End:  Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner (Buy)

Best Hair Masque

  • High End:  Oribe Signature Moisture Masque (Buy)

Best Hair Spray

  • High End:  Paul Mitchell Extra-body Finishing Spray (Buy)

Best Dry Shampoo

  • High End: Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (Buy)

Best Hair Repair Product

  • High End: ELC RD-PLUS Leave in protein crème (Buy)

Best Hair Oil

  • High End: ORIBE Hair Care Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil (Buy)

Best Hair Tool

  • Hot Tools Curling Iron 1 1/4 (Buy)

SKINCARE

Best Cleanser

  • High End: 
    • SkinCeuticals Pore Refining Cleanser (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser (Buy)

Best Toner

  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfefeecting 2% BHA (Buy)
  • Drugstore:
    • Witch Hazel (Buy)

Best Daily Moisturizer

  • High End: 
    • Obagi Hydrate Facial Moiosturizer (Buy) 

Best Eye Cream

  • High End: 
    • SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair (Buy)
    • SKINCEUTICALS A.G.E Eye (Buy)

Best Sunless Tanner

  • Loving Tan DELUXE BRONZING MOUSSE DARK (Buy)

OTHER

Best Brushes

  • Morphs Brushes (Buy)

Best Brush Cleaner

  • Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner (Buy)

Best Perfume

  • Victoria’s Secret Eau So Sexy Perfume (Buy)

 

 

 

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Birchbox October 2016

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I hope you like my Birchbox monthly unboxing. So far, I think this box has got to be my favorite!!

Birchbox is only $10 a month! Each month, your personalized beauty box will include five product samples. You’ll get to try all different types of products, from haircare to skincare to makeup, and we’ll always include information on how to use them.

Out of all my boxes I think Birchbox is my favorite because you get some awesome high-end products.

Here’s what I got for October:

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

So far this pillow spray is really nice. It has a nice fresh spa-like scent and definitely smells calm and soothing.

 

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

Oribe is my FAVORITE haircare products of life! Their products all smell SO amazing!! This dry shampoo is so good! It leaves my hair feeling clean and soft. It doesn’t leave a white cast and my hair smells amazing! I will definitely buy the full size.

 

Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Cream RICH

I love this moisturizer! I have really dry skin and this stuff is so amazing! It is thick and creamy, but not greasy. It makes my skin feel so hydrated. I use it morning and night, it even works under makeup. I will definitely buy the full size.

 

GLAMGLOW POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment

This is my favorite GLAMGLOW mask. It start off as a mud and then when you rinse it off it turns into an oil. It is so amazing and makes my skin feel so hydrated.

 

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick

 

This lipstick is nice. It isn’t my favorite color though. The formula is very creamy and it is really pigmented.

 

What did you get in your Birchbox?

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Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas

If you guys need any last minute makeup ideas, Frends Beauty has some fun ideas and so MUCH Halloween makeup.

Don’t forget to shop the Frends Beauty Halloween makeup section on http://www.frendsbeauty.com/halloween-makeup.html 

Also click here to see more exciting articles like this one. ENJOY!

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Smile Brilliant At-Home Teeth Whitening Review!! (Before & After Pictures)

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I have always wanted the whitest teeth possible!! Now , my teeth aren’t really yellow by any means but they sure weren’t bright white like I would like them to be. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me and asked me to team up with them and review their product, I knew I wanted to try.

Let me give you some background on what whitening systems I have tried in the past and if I liked it:

  •  Whitening Toothpaste – I really feel like whitening toothpaste has never really done much for my teeth. Yes, it might take away small minor staining, but nothing more.
  •  Whitening Lighting Dial a Smile – I got trapped into this from some gimmicky video. I can honestly say this didn’t give me results like the trays the dentist makes or Smile Brilliant. This has a generic tray that doesn’t custom fit to your teeth. It’s almost like a regular mouth guard. It comes with whitening gel and an LEDF light. In my opinion I think the LED light was there just so it looked legit. I didn’t see any results from this system.
  •  Professional custom made trays from the dentist – I got these when I was 16. Since then I have had braces and those trays no longer fit. The downfall is these cost about $500+ depending on where you go. The dentist creates a custom mold of your teeth and in a few weeks gives you the whitening trays with a few syringes of whitening gel. I definitely saw results from this system but it is very expensive. The trays and whitening gel I got from the dentist were very similar to what I received from Smile Brilliant. See the process and my full review below.

Now I use Smile Brilliant. All I have to say is Smile Brilliant is the fastest, easiest and effective way to get your own at-home teeth whitening system. It is just like the trays and whitening gel I bought from the dentist years ago. It was so smooth, fool proof, fun and easy!

Click here to order Smile Brilliant. Use coupon code kittykat for a 5% discount!!

What to expect/The Process:

Ordering

  1. First order your Smile Brilliant package by clicking here. There are 3 different packages.
  • Custom Fitted Trays + 3 Whitening Gel Syringes
  • Custom Fitted Trays + 6 Whitening Gel Syringes
  • Custom Fitted Trays + 9 Whitening Gel Syringes
  • You can also add on the Desensitizing Gel for an extra fee to any of these packages (I highly encourage you to get this)

2.  After you have ordered your package will leave the Smile Brilliant facility within 1-2 business days and then you will receive it a few days after that

When you receive your package

Your kit comes with:

  • Impression material to make your own dental impressions (plus extra material included)
  • 3-Way, pre-paid postage – all postage between you and the lab is covered (2-way for international orders)
  • Detailed instructional brochure – Simple guide to creating your custom-fitted teeth whitening trays

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Make your trays and send them back

  1. Use the detailed instructional brochure for step-by-step instructions (it is very simple and easy to do)2After you are done place your upper and lower dental impressions with the “return impression” card inside the pre-paid/pre-addressed envelope provided with the kit. Drop the envelope in the mail and we will receive it in 3 business days or less (6 – 10 days for shipments from outside the United States)

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Once you receive your custom trays, it’s time to whiten!! 

  1. Use the detailed instructional brochure for step-by-step instructions (it is very simple and easy to do)
  2. When you get your trays you will receive:
  • Teeth Whitening Trays – 2 Custom-fitted whitening trays (upper and lower teeth)
  • Carrying Case – Compact case holds both your whitening trays
  • Professional teeth whitening gel – Dentist-strength 22% Carbamide Peroxide in 3ml syringes. (and if you ordered the desensitizing gel that will be included as well)
  • 2 year teeth whitening tray replacement warranty

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Whitening/Desensitizing Process:

  1. The whitening process is very simple. You put a nice thin line inside the trays and then insert them onto your teeth. Smile Brilliant  recommends that you wear them anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. After 3 hours the whitening agent in the gel will have minimal effect. How long you wear your trays really depends on you.
  2. After you are done, be sure to wash your trays out. You want to make sure to keep them clean and wash all of the bleach out.
  3. If you bought the desensitizing gel then you would immediately do this step. Apply a string of desensitizing gel to the front inner surface of your upper and lower teeth bleaching trays. The suggested use for the desensitizing application is a minimum of 10-15 minutes, directly following each whitening application. Additional applications of the desensitizing gel can be used multiple times throughout the day or night as needed.
  4. Spit out the remaining gel. Do NOT rinse your mouth following removal of the trays! The gel replenishes essential vitamins and minerals lost during whitening treatment, and reduces the instance of re-staining following whitening procedures. Constant saliva contact to the teeth is necessary for the finalization of this process. Refrain from the consumption of food or beverage for a minimum of 30 minutes.

**Trays should be rinsed with cold water, dried with a cotton tip applicator and stored in case provided.

And that’s it!! It is super simple and very effective. I would highly recommend this whitening system to anyone who wants white teeth. It is very affordable and works just as good as the trays from the dentist.

Before and After Photos:

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I am so happy with the results!

 


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Influenster #ESVoxBox

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I got my first ever Vox Box!! I was so stoked to see what Influenster sent me.

If you don’t know what Influenster is, then you definitely need to check them out.

You can sign up for free by clicking here. You then fill out your profile and start answering questions and reviewing products. That’s all I did and I got my first Influenster box for free this month. I will admit that I was skeptical when I started but I decided to give it a shot. It’s actually really fun to do. I actually really enjoy it.

Here are the list of items I got this month:

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I am still trying all of these out but I will do a more detailed review on this post as soon as I try everything. Did you get a Vox Box this month? 

  • MaxFactor Masterpiece Max Regular Mascara Velvet Black
  • Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner
  • Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
  • Seche Premier Colour
  • Not Your Mother’s Way To Grow® Leave-In Conditioner
  • Iron Tek Essential Protein Vanilla
  • Numi Organic Turmeric Tea Golden Tonic
  • Numi Organic Tea Ginger Pu-erh
  • Numi Organic Tea Jasmine Green

Do you guys love Influenster as much as I do?

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NEW MAKEUP!! BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise – Eyeshadow, Bronzer & Highlighter Palette & Floral Blush

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Look at this new beautiful palette and blush from BH Cosmetics!!?

Bronze Paradise – Eyeshadow, Bronzer  & Highlighter Palette

BH Cosmetics Bronze Paradise - Eyeshadow, Bronzer & Highlighter Palette

Become a bronze beauty with our glamorous Bronze Paradise eye and cheek palette, a highlighter, bronzer and nine brilliant, bright-to-deep shadows for dazzling matte and shimmer effects. The rich, lustrous shades glide on smoothly to produce a variety of radiant, everyday-to-exotic looks and create a subtle smokey eye. The collection comes in a sleek mirrored metallic case.

 

 

Floral Blush – Duo Cheek ColorBH Cosmetics Floral Blush - Duo Cheek Color

Put a natural-looking bloom in your cheeks with our versatile Floral Blush — convenient, compact combos of two complementary bright and deep blushes bursting with fresh, petal-soft color. Apply the bright shade for a healthy flush, and the deeper shade for added intensity, or swirl colors together for a multidimensional glow. Blushes come in a mirrored, magnetic case that fits easily into the smallest handbag and are available in tones of pink, coral, berry, and bronze

 

 

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OFRA Cosmetics on Hautelook!!!

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Make sure to see the OFRA Cosmetics products on Hautelook. These deal end in two days, so get on them fast!

Click here to see the list of products.

Here are some of my picks:

Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – St. Tropez

Cost: $9.97 (originally $19.90) Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - St. Tropez

Where to buy: Click here

 

 

 


Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Miami Fever by KathleenLights Beauty Guru

Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - Miami Fever by KathleenLights Beauty GuruCost: $9.97 (originally $19.90)

Where to buy: Click here

 

 

 


Set of Four Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Four Shades of Romance

Set of Four Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - Four Shades of RomanceCost: $22.00 (originally $39.00)

Where to buy: Click here

 

 

 

Go the Hautelook to see all of the other amazing products. They have tons of liquid lipsticks, empty palettes, eyeshadows, eyeliner and skincare.

 

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