Thursday, May 28, 2015

Glamorganic Goddess Kit [press release]

Danielle Messina, the blogger behind The Glamorganic Goddess, former professional figure skater, and brave breast cancer survivor is currently battling breast cancer for a second time. The Glamorganic Goddess began blogging during her first fight against breast cancer, dedicated to educating others on the importance of a healthy lifestyle while documenting her journey through treatment. Now, Acure Organics wants to give back and support the Goddess, who has supported the brand over the years.

With the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit from Acure Organics, 100% of proceeds raised from sales go to Danielle’s GoFundMe campaign to help pay for The Goddess’ expensive medical treatments.  The Beauty Kit contains all of your skin care necessities for $19.99 ($40 value)!

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit includes:

  • Acure Organics Facial Toner (full size)
  • Argan Oil (full size)
  • Lip Balm
  • Argan Oil Facial Towelettes
  • Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Gel (sample size)
  • Facial Scrub  (sample size)
  • Day Cream (sample size)

The Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit is available here, and to check out Danielle’s GoFundMe campaign, please click here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

[more] NEW Products from ELF!

I feel like ELF does this on purpose to me, lol, I just made a small order for their new Blending Sponge, and now they have two more stunning NEW products on their website!! Um, yes, I might have just made my second order of the month just now ;)

Studio Blemish Control Primer $6.00
"Use this primer to transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas. Infused with Salicylic Acid, Vitamin E, and Tea Tree to help control breakouts and blemishes while preparing your skin so makeup will go on evenly with a long-lasting satin finish."

Studio Gotta Glow Lip Tint $6.00
"This innovative lip tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink! The ethereal hue gives a sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish."

p.s. This isn't a new product, but two new shades have been added to the budge-proof Smudge Pots line, Wine Not and Coco Cutie

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - Review

A few years ago, San Francisco based company, Tatcha, was one of the first major brands to work with me, in my newbie blogger days. And ever since then I have been a devote consumer, while the items are definitely a splurge for me, they are amazing quality and my sensitive dry skin adores the skincare. In the last couple years I have gone through two of the Ritual Discovery Kits, mainly because of the Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder sample packets. They. Are. Amazing!

Let's preface this review with my skin type, in case you are new to my website, I have very dry skin and very sensitive skin that reacts negatively to most skincare products I try; cleansers, scrubs, serums, creams, masks, etc. I'm prone to dry patches, flaking on really bad days, visible texture and enlarged pores.

The Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder is exactly how it sounds, a fine powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. It turns into a luxurious silky lather when it touches water, and the enzymes are the magic pore cleansers. I like to splash my face with water, and have very wet hands when I put about a quarter size amount of powder in my palm. I'll then gently rub my palms together to get a paste-like texture on both hands, and begin to massage my face. If my skin is really bad, I'll let it sit on my skin for a few more seconds like a mask almost, before thoroughly rinsing off with water.

No matter how good or bad my skin is looking, when I use the Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder, it always leaves my skin feeling smooth, looking brighter, and feeling balanced all day. I have also noticed that regular use will keep my pores tighter and prettier. I probably use this powder 2-4 times a week, and every other day if I'm traveling. It really is magical and I have recommend it to so many of my friends. It took me a long time to settle on buying the full size because it is $65.00 (2.1 oz), and that was such a splurge, but honestly, when I don't use the Enzyme Powder on a regular basis, my skin just doesn't look as perfect as it can.

Nowadays, I can confidently say this is a staple in my regimen, and I forever see myself repurchasing it. I'm actually thinking about getting all the other versions sometime in my life because it would be nice to have them on hand for those times I need to remedy my skin from trying numerous products (sacrifices of a beauty blogger).

Monday, May 25, 2015

40% off ELF! Sitewide! (5/25 only)

It wouldn't be a holiday weekend if ELF didn't put on a fabulous sale! :)

> On orders $30+ add code SUMMER to the coupon code box at checkout to receive 40% OFF your order. PLUS get FREE Shipping on all orders $35+ after discount.> Excludes Beauty Bundle plans, Gift Cards, Sale Items and New Items.> Maximum discount $100.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

NEW ELF Studio Blending Sponge!

I was just surfing the web this morning and spotted an exciting new product on the ELF website, which of course I will be buying ASAP! :) I'm excited to see what the quality is like, I've tried other affordable sponges in the past, and they were too hard to comfortably use on the delicate facial skin - so, if the ELF sponge is a hit, I'll be coming back for more!

ELF Studio Blending Sponge, $5.00
"Flawlessly applies makeup for professionally even and smooth-looking skin. Great for creating a full coverage base, contouring or layering color. This durable sponge is washable and reusable, and perfect for use with all formulations including creams, liquids, and powder foundations, concealers or blush. The comfort curve fits perfectly in the hand and is great for controlled application so your hands always stay clean. Works great with your favorite e.l.f. foundations and concealers!"

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