October 2, 2015


I was finally able to purchase a couple more of the sold out iT brushes after Ulta Beauty restocked them a few weeks back. This review is for the iT Cosmetics Velvet Luxe Empress Fan Brush #324. It's such a unique, large brush that I had to have it. It slightly reminds me of a little Chinese, bamboo fan brush that I had as a teenager. While the shape is impressive in style and design, it does serve as a useful beauty tool for all over face sweeping, contouring the cheekbones and as a body brush. You will certainly feel like an empress when you display it on your vanity table. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

This brush is designed for multiple beauty needs for both face and body. Jumbo luxe, ultra-soft brush hairs are designed to apply powder to your face and body seamlessly. Pairs well with your favorite powders. In a sweeping motion, apply product on desired area of the face. 

Hair: Award-winning, IT Cosmetics Heavenly luxe ultra soft, synthetic hair. Unique Detail: Exclusive Logo designed by Jamie Kern Lima to inspire women to look, feel and live beautifully. Handle Detail: Silver streamlined handle is weighted for controlled application and delivers a truly special experience. Handle Shape: Artisan-crafted tapered handle for simple yet precise application. Comes with IT's own Luxury Velvet storage pouch.

Opinion: The brush handle and feature are exactly as my previous Velvet Luxe brush reviews. You can find those linked in the brush category on the blog's sidebar. The fan section is an impressive size, about three inches in width, the bristles are firmly packed/dense -- yet super soft! -- and when used vertically, contouring is made easy. As with the other luxe brushes, it has a gorgeous Swarovski crystal on the handle's tip. I use it for a quick all over sweep on my face and on the shoulders or arms for when applying shimmer powder. I definitely recommend it as a splurge buy!

Availability: Ulta Beauty iT Cosmetics Empress Brush, $48 

October 1, 2015


*product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*

I finally had a chance to test out the 100 Percent Pure Mattifying Primer this week and I must say it held up nicely under humid weather. Of course, this is made using natural ingredients, vegan and cruelty free! Stay Beautiful! XOXO

 Seaweed collagen plumps up skin. 
Mattifying formula minimizes shine
 and keeps complexion fresh with purifying herbs

 1st step in makeup application. Apply on top of clean or moisturized skin before applying any face makeup. Silky feeling primer makes makeup last longer and fills in lines and wrinkles to make skin smooth so makeup looks flawless.

Formula: The primer has a clear gel-type consistency and goes on smoothly with a light velvety finish. While the description states that it is mattifying, it is non-drying and I found it works well on my normal/dry skin. The formula is non-sticky and absorbs well without any dry time so you can go ahead and apply your foundation right away. I must say I didn't notice any immediate visible plumping action but that might show up with more use. My make-up stayed put for about 8 hours before washing my face off for the night. I love that it's loaded with essential vitamins and collagen that is beneficial to the skin. All skin types will enjoy using this natural primer. The product can be purchased at the link below.

Availability: 100 Percent Pure, Primer, $45

September 28, 2015


*product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*

Just in time for autumn! The luxurious and creamy 100 Percent Pure Eye Creamstick collection, feature earthy, seasonal shades that are ready to wear right now. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Creamy, long lasting, soft crayon gets 
their beautiful colors from antioxidant and 
vitamin packed fruit pigments. use as
 an eyeliner or shadow

100% natural and 100% vegan, 
free of synthetic chemicals, fragrances, 
 chemical preservatives or any other toxins 
that can irritate the delicate eye area

Formula: Each beautifully packaged tube of the cream-sticks are travel friendly and easily slip into your purse or gym bag. The formula is rich, creamy and has a high pigmentation. Some of the shadows have a slight shimmer to them. Absolutely gorgeous! The shadows will not tug on the sensitive eye area and have a decent wear time. You won't be able to resist collecting all the earthy, neutral shades that will compliment your fall wardrobe. My favorite is the olive (Forest) color since I'm on a green inspired binge this season.

Availability: 100 Percent Pure, Eye Creamstick, $25
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