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Dead Sea Mud Mask Review from Insta Natural

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Press SampleProduct given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

I was very excited to try this Dead Sea Mud Mask from Insta Natural because it contains Dead Sea minerals. I don't usually do masks especially like this one but I was curious to try  it. 

I put the mask on as directed avoiding my lip and eye area and placed a thin layer onto my face and built it up because I wanted an even layer. 
I had no idea the mask was going to harden. As it did I got an itchy prickly feel on my skin. I won't lie I was a bit nervous and a bit concerned that I was going to get a bad allergic reaction from it. So I consulted with some of my friends on Facebook that have tried this mask and they said it was normal and not be alarmed. Whew! 

I waited with the mask on for about 15 minutes, after that I rinsed with warm water then it patted it dry with a paper towel. 

My face felt tight and the itchiness went away and I had a bit of redness left on my skin. After that I just moisturized my face with some argan oil and the redness went away and my skin felt better. I can only use this mask once a week because of it's drying agents but I know this mask will leave great beneficial results because it's taking away all the impurities on my skin. And my next mission is to apply it on my legs...

Here are some of the specs and beneficial Ingredients for the Dead Sea Mud Mask from the Insta Natural Amazon Page where it can also be purchased here for $24.77 if you have Prime:) 

Please do not be alarmed! I got a Mud Mask Face Going On!
This was first time application so it is still wet.

Now the Scary Part! The Stiff Mud Mask Face lol
My Face feels stiff and tight and I can't barely smile and my the sensation is a prickly itchy feel

Ahh the Results are way better especially with my Argan Oil Moisturizer on.

My skin feels fresh and revitalized and the redness and itchy feel has gone away.

Oh Yes this is me without any Makeup on!
Ahhh feels good:)

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Birthday Rewards Program from Ulta

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Yay! My Birthday has come and gone but in the must of it I was being gifted with Beauty products and lingerie. Thanks to Sephora and Victorias Secret:)
But Then a Surprise emai showed up in my inbox and Bam another Bday goodie but this time from Ulta!
I never received anything other than coupons from them but now they have a Bday program just like Sephora does.
I signed up on the Ulta website last year but didn't make the cut for thier bday item whic was a CK One mascara. 
But this year my Email said Happy Birthday Gorgeous and it came with a coupon for a Free Ulta eyeshadow Palette. 
This palette is beautiful and contains 4 eyeshadows that very much resemble the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and one brown powder eyeliner that can also be used as shadow.

The Cover of the Ulta palette has a bday greeting on it which I thought was nice and the colors are very creamy and pigmented. I have yet to wear them so I can't say they are long wearing but swatched they look beautiful.

The name of the palette is called "Indie"

Isn't she Pretty? 

Also on the back of the palette it shows a diagram on how you can wear the colors.

So I can't wait to create a look with this palette as soon as I do I shall post away:)

If you have signed up on Ulta then Here's the Email to look for if your Birthday is coming up! Oh and Happy Birthday if it is:)

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Sephora Freebie with Urban Decay

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Well well, Sephora has done it again!
Today when I looked at my Inbox I saw this cool email from the Sephora Beauty Insider team with the subject  "Get Ready For the Big Night" as I opened it I thought it was thier usual emails displaying new brands and new product launches, but to my surprise on the top middle corner I see the Urban Decay wording with a picture of shadows, then the word Free popped out at me. I said to myself must be free with purchase but no it's an actual free 7 color eyeshadow sample box with a sample primer potion included with no purchase required.
I was so giddy because I really like Urban Decay Shadows and even more so as a Free Gift!

Here's the email for you to watch out for in your inbox. Remember this is for Beauty Insiders only so sign up fast for Free on Sephora.

Now to the 7 beautiful eyeshadows included :) aren't they beautiful ? I already  own some of these shadows but the more the merrier. And these shadow samples can be used up 2 times, again they are samples. But if you like the colors you can always find the shadows for purchase in singles or in the Urban Decay Palettes.

The names of the shadows are listed individually on each card sample.

Names of the shadows included are
1. Woodstock
2. Flash
3. Foxy
4. Mildew
7. Desperation

This little Shadow Box has Neutrals and vibrant Colors to mix and match for 7 days. It makes a cute and convenient portable travel item while your on a vacation or stay cation. The choice is yours:)

So hopefully you too can get a hold of this cute little sample shadow box from your local Sephora store in JC Penney:)
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The Influenster Frosty Vox Box

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I was given the Influenster Frosty Vox Box for free for reviewing purposes.

Here is a pic of the Frosty Vox Box and vid of my first impression of it!

And now the Vid:) 

And a swatch of the NYC Lip color it included, it is truly beautiful in the shade Sugar Plum

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Amour Scents Jewelry Candles

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

Ahh, My favorite time of the year Christmas!
And a great time to bring out the wonderful smelling scents of candles to our homes.

I was given to review a Jewelry Soy Candle from the company Amour Scents

I was very excited because honestly I have never heard of this company and also because I have never heard of surprise jewels in a candle ranging from earrings, pendants, or rings before.

Amour Scents promise that the Jewelry they include in their candles is valued from 10 dollars to 10,000 dollars.

The jewels that are worth more will never be in the candle but a code will be in a foil then you would have to contact the company and they would ship that jewel to you.

Now, lets get to the cool characteristics about the candle I received.

First they have many scents available but the one I chose to review was the Spiced Cranberry.
I had no clue what this scent was going to smell like but let me say that it is a pleasant aroma with a bit of sweetness and a bit tart. But it smells wonderful and the aroma lingers even after it is turned off.

I was very curious to find out how I was going to get my prize and what Jewel I was going to discover.

I turned on the candle at 2:30 pm and let it burn until 4:30pm.

I began to see something in the melted wax and was wondering if I had to pull it out quickly or wait until it rose to the top. I'm still a bit curious if it would have risen to the top or if I did it right the first time.
But in all honestly I was confused on how to get my Jewel from this burning candle. I searched on the Amour Scents website but I couldn't fired the directions on how to retrieve my jewel from the candle.
 so I had to look on youtube for a video and then i was able to start my jewel hunt.

I used a paper plate, a tissue, some tweezers, and a wet wipe as my tools.

Step 1: I blew out the candle
Step 2: I took the tweezers and tugged on the object which was a foil and began to squeeze the tweezer to grab the foil ball.
Step 3: I held the foil ball and began to wipe it with the tissue and started to open it.
Step 4: As I was opening it I was just cleaning off the wax and revealed a white little baggie.
Step 5: I cleaned up the baggie and opened it and my treasure was revealed.

I receive revived a beautiful gold flower encrusted jewel pendant. I was a bit disappointed at first because I saw the other jewelry choices that could have come in my candle but then I realized it was a beautiful pendant and it  is unique and I actually would wear it and it would look cute and stylish.

These candles can be addicting because you are searching for hidden jewels which can be exciting and fun but even if you purchase one you will always get a beautiful prize.

Here are some pics of my experience with the soy candle with a hidden jewel called Amour Scents.
Amour Scents retails for $24.99 and you get one here Amour Scents

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Winter Wonderland Snow Princess Collab

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As I almost hit 40 in 5 Days, I was asked by a sweet instagram friend to join a winter wonderland collaboration with 39 other beautiful ladies across the globe. Of course I accepted! First of all I have never done this in my life,  and I would no where compare to these beautiful ladies skills set because most of them are MUA and Im an aspiring one. Although the look I featured in the collab probably took me longer than what they created for theirs I have to say it was lots of Fun!

I really liked that I was able to transform myself into a Snow Princess even though I live in a hot but almost tropical climate. My son said my makeup look  reminded him of the movie Frozen, so that made me feel encouraged and happy, knowing that the Winter theme could be noticed.

Here is the Pic that got featured on Instagram and the makeup I used to create it…

Youtube: Marian aka The Colorwheelgallery
Facebook: The Color Wheel Gallery

Products used on the Hues:

Eye primer: Mirabella
Lids: Urban Decay Jinx
Brow Bone: BH Cosmetics Cosmic
Crease: BH Cosmestics Galaxy Chic Palette Earth
Inner Corner: Starlooks Pencil in Amethyst
Lower Lash Line: BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette in Earth and Starlooks in Amethyst
Liner: Starlooks in Raven Kohl Eyeliner smudged Urban Decay Jinx
Mascara: Bella Eleganze Fiber Mascara

Face Products:
Foundation: Pur Minerals in Golden Medium
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Light/Medium
Countour: Dk Brown concealer on sides of nose and light Concealer down the bridge of the nose
Blush: Be A bombshell Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks
Highlight: The Balm Cosmetics Mary Lou -Manizer on cheeks and nose
Lip Gloss: Maybelline in Fuchsia Flash
Lip Liner: Starlooks in Barely There

The swirl and star on my cheek was done with The Star looks Pencil in Amethyst traced with Urban Decay Jinx
And I used NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk to do my brows and whiten my lashes and blend with waterline
And I also used a tiny metallic star on the left side of the cheek

Here's the collage of all the amazing ladies who I had fun with on doing this creative collaboration! 

and a Youtube video with all their links:)

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Sephora and My Birthday Month

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Well, It is finally here ,9 days before my Birthday!
So you know I wanted to get my Sephora Beauty Insider gift I recently posted briefly about on my other Sephora post. lol

But yesterday in the mail I received yet another mailer from Sephora it was for a free Beauty Insider Shopper Bag.
These mailers can only be redeemed at a Sephora in a JC Penny. Thankfully I live in walking distance from  one. Oh Oh! lol

Don't forget to check your mailbox of this mailer containing this cute freebie:)
The bag is very cute with the Sephora theme logo  and colors. I realized if you fold it up it does get crinkly but oh well its not meant to last forever. Its great to put in your extra bags when you are shopping. It's more Like a sturdy paper bag material but it still looks cute and sylish.

Here is the pic of the mailer coupon

Here is the Shopping Bag

Ok now on to my next Freebie,  the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday freebie that you too can sign up for.
Here's the link to do it now for Free:) Sephora Beauty Insider

My Birthday Gift was a mini Makeup Forever mascara and lippie set.
It is very nicely packaged and it shows the goodies on the front of the box, so there will be no surprises.

First is the lipstick in a coppery pink color that is universal with everyones skin tone.
The color is named Rouge Artist Natural N9. When I paired it with my Milani Spice Liner it came off as a softer light reddish bronzy color. It totally does have that lipstick smell to it but it was still pleasant and it glided on smoothly and felt moisturizing.

Next in the set is the makeup Forever black Mascara in Smoky Extravagant!

Here in the pic I curled my lashes and used 2 coats of the Makeup Forever mascara on my right eye. You see a dramatic difference in length it gave to my lashes . Although it did not make them look fuller but it did lengthen them. 

I am very pleased with my Sephora Gift and I hope you too can get yours on time for your bday:)

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Billion Dollar Brows and Giveaway!


Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

Billion Dollar Brows know their stuff when it comes to Eyebrows. Why? Because that's what they specialize in. The Founders Bill and Natalie made this company into a worldwide success but their humble beginnings began in their living room apartment in Los Angeles. Their business mindset was that , they wanted to create a conditioning treatment to help restore eyebrows that were thin and sparse. What passion and what a concept that would revolutionize the Brow Industry. Their idea came to life with their Brow Boost Gel that launched the company to great heights from appearing on TV , having boutiques , training in seminars and selling a complete range of products. 

I was given the opportunity to test their products and this one is the Billion Dollars Brow Best Sellers Kit.

The Kit retails for $34.99 and it Includes 5 Products including a sharpener which makes it a Special Holiday Limited Edition Kit.

The Set contains:

A Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil - a unique product that will set you free from the headache of finding cosmetics that match your hair color. Universal Brow Pencil is a mechanical, self-sharpening pencil which goes on smooth and natural for all hair colors and skin tones. 
I really like this pencil not only that it is very easy to use but it is creamy and very easy to blend.

A Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel Clear - an effective formula that will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch for giving your brows a polished, perfectly manicured look. Plus, it is a guarantee the Brow Gel never flakes. (I hate flaky Brows)

A Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Highlighter - an amazing and unique two in one highlighter and concealer. With this innovative pencil you can get picture perfect brows. Brow Duo Highlighter allows you to highlight your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Works with any skin tone. Plus, for those on-the-go touchups, a handy universal concealer to the opposite end of the pencil. 

A Billion Dollar Brows Smudge Brush -  for applying Brow Highlighter. This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil. Although this brush is wide it really is soft and not stiff and it allows the blending purpose to go smoothly with the pencil and the highlighter duo.

And lastly a Billion Dollar Brows Pencil Sharpener - perfect for your Duo Highlighter.

Here are the pretty Pictures of this Fabulous Kit

I also included a little video to demonstrate how easy it was to use and the great results it gave me.

 The Billion Dollar Brows Sellers kit and the complete range can be found on their website and salons all over the globe at Billion Dollar Brows

A Fun Before and After video collage with Billion Dollar Brows

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Urban Decay Flipside Eyes

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It has been a while I have not used my Urban Decay book of shadows. But tonight I'm using Flipside (a beautiful turqouis) because I'm off to a special date with my hubby so I wanted to make my eyes pop with Color! Down below you will see all the products I used to achieved this Colorful Beauty look. Oh, Although the Book of shadows is no longer available, you can always search for it on Ebay and Amazon or look for the single eyeshadow pot in Flipside as well. I also decided to try the trial size of the the BB Cushion from Laniege I received in my Target Beauty Box as well. Hope you like it! :)

Youtube: Marian aka The Colorwheelgallery
Facebook: The Color Wheel Gallery

Products used on the Hues:

Eye primer: Elf
Lids: Urban Decay Flipside
Brow Bone: Wet n Wild Brûlée
Crease: Urban Decay Mushroom
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Flipside
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay Flipside and Urban Decay Mushroom
Liner: Starlooks in Obsidian Kohl Eyeliner smudged with Urban Decay Perversion shadow
Mascara: Bella Eleganze 

Face Products:
Foundation: Laneige BB Cushion
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Light/Medium
Blush: Be A bombshell Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks
Highlight: The Balm Cosmetics Mary Lou -Manizer on cheeks and nose

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Tami Jade Cosmetic Brushes

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

Recently Tami Jade from Tami Jade Cosmetics in London sent me her new 7 Piece Makeup Brush Set.
They came nicely packaged with the product shown on it and on the back it details what brushes are enclosed and their purpose. 
In my experience with Makeup Brushes, they don't have to be used solely for one purpose, I like to use brushes than can be versatile for other applications. This is the case with the Tami Jade Brushes.

First off, these brushes are very soft and they do not shed. Big plus! And second they look classy and sleek and they have the Tami Jade logo on it, as well it comes with a faux leather Brush Roll with a plastic covering to protect the brushes. 

I did do a full face with these beautiful synthetic brushes and I have to say I was really impressed. They applied and packed on very well. 

The Tami Jade Makeup Brush Set retails $39.97 and it consists of:

A Powder Brush which I used to put on my mineral loose Powder
An Angled Blush Brush that I used to put on my Blush and Highlight Powder (Dual Purpose)
A Foundation Brush which was very thin compared to the bristles in my other foundation brushes but it still did a great job with blending in my concealer again Dual purpose for concealer and foundation

A Concealer Brush which I used to apply my eyeshadow to my Browbone, I had no clue this was for concealer but again dual purpose for face and eyes
A Small Eyeshadow Brush which I used as a detailed brush for my lower lash line 
An Angled Eyebrow Brush that can also be used as a gel Eyeliner Brush
And lastly the seventh brush from this collection the Tami Jade Large Eyeshadow brush which packed on the shadow and applied with ease.

Overall, I am very pleased with The Tami Jade Brush Set although they should have included an Eyeshadow Blending Brush I give it 5 stars! My makeup application was easy and with the brushes being so soft without shedding I was having a pampering experience.

These brushes are 100% cruelty free and they work with powder and cream products.

Here are some pics so you can see these brushes close up.
You can visit Tami Jade here

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