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Milani Color Harmony Blush Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! Today I wanted to talk about Milani’s Color Harmony Blush ($13.00 for 0.30oz). Walgreens was having a buy two get one free sale on drugstore brand cosmetics, which I believe is still going on thru the 23rd. So you still have time if you’d like to stock up on some of your makeup favorites, wink.

I was actually trying to find Wet n Wild’s Mermaid Collection, but alas it was sold out. Sigh. I did happen to find the next best thing though-The Color Harmony Blushes! Something I did want to try and review for awhile now.

I purchased three out of the four shades. Pink Play, Berry Rays, and Coral Beams. Bronze Burst was beautiful a looking bronzer, but looked a bit dark for my fair skin. Blushes tend to be more my thing during the fall anyway.

Berry Rays has warm rosy, mauve tones.

Coral Beams has warm peachy, pink coral tones.

Pink Play has cool blush toned pinks.

Each blush compact holds four color quadrants ranging in different shades. For some reason the fourth color (bottom) quadrant would not swatch for me whatsoever. This goes for all of the blushes I bought. They have a very waxy, slippery texture. Something I found odd with Milani. Usually their blushes have great pigmentation for swatch testing. I was a little disappointed considering these are not exactly cheap for a drugstore cosmetic brand.

The other shades in the compacts, however, are richly pigmented, buttery smooth, blendable, buildable, lightweight, and have a satin frosted finish, flattering most skin tones.

You can apply these shades individually to sculpt, shape and highlight your cheeks, or swirl them together to create a custom color.
I found that Coral Beams had the most pigmentation comparing to Pink Play and Berry Rays. I had to use a much denser blush brush and plenty of wrist power for those two. I didn’t mind. The extra reinforcement created a beautiful, soft, healthy glow to my cheeks with a pop of color!

The color payoff is outstanding. The Milani Color Harmony Blushes clung on for 8-9 hours, zero fading. That had me glowing with satisfaction.

I really enjoyed these blushes. I just think for the money, the quality could have been better. $13 is kind of extreme to pay for a drugstore blush that doesn’t deliver in my opinion. I would definitely wait for sales or coupons to grab a few of Milani’s Color Harmony Blushes if you’d like to try them. They are now available at Walgreens and MilaniCosmetics.com.

Did you purchase any?

What are your thoughts?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Pixi Quick Finish (Translucid) Powder Review:

Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder ($20 for 0.11oz) is the perfect finishing touch for oily complexions glamour babes. My skin is ridiculously oily and I was impressed by how well it worked.

Formulated with skin soothing properties such as Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Grape Seed, and White Tea Leaf Extract. The Silica based translucent finishing powder creates a beautiful velvet matte finish on top of makeup or bare skin that gives off an air brushed look.

I personally love using it both ways-bare faced and to set my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh, and flawless looking all day.
The Quick Fix Powder comes housed in a small cylinder plastic container that has a soft sponge puff attached for mess free blending, and a mirror above the cap for easy touch-ups. A great travel buddy for those on the go!

Be mindful to remove the seal. I was shaking the darn thing like a crazy woman thinking it was broken, not realizing there maybe something preventing the powder to come out. Smh. Duh! Lol.

The powder itself is super lightweight, finely milled, silky smooth, invisible, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, does not cake up or clog pores, blendable, buildable, and sets in a matte finish without looking overly matte (dry).


Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder suits all skin tones. There is zero color. It does not leave a ghostly, Casperish white residue on the skin whatsoever. As you tap and blend the finishing powder on your skin, it just melts right in. Blurring imperfections and minimizing shine. Did I say I love this already? I don’t care, I LOVE IT! Great Icona Pop song by the way. Now I can’t get it out of my head. Lol.

FUN TIP: Try using some of Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist ($15) after using the Quick Fix Powder to prolong the wear. The two make an exceptional pair when combined together.

Pixi’s Quick Fix Powder is available at Target and PixiBeauty.com.

Do you think you’ll get one?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Beauty Bakerie So Icy Illuminator Review:

Beauty Bakeries So Icy Illuminator ($32 for 0.46oz) left me feeling a wee bit freezer burned glamour babes. And by freezer burned, I mean frosty and glittery. It was a little much for my taste.

I thought the illuminator was going to be more pearlized when I went by the swatches online. Turns out, it is not.

Iced is a luminous (blinding) white highlighter that has hints of micro fine pink shimmer with a frosted finish. Indoor and Outdoor swatches.

I felt like a walking snow globe as I wore this shade of winter wonderland. I was sparkling from head to toe, and not in a flattering way really. Wearing the So Icy Illuminator made me feel kiddish. Like I was trying too hard to create a incandescent glow. The sparkles is what makes the glow look overwhelming. There was too much churning going on in that tiny ice cream inspired container. I think it would have been a successful treat if that part was taken out of the formulation.

I could deal with a frosted finish. It can sometimes come off as pearlized, depending on the intensity, but those two together only produced a massive glitter bomb on my face. I definitely think that this illuminator is targeted for a much younger crowd.

Complimenting all skin tones. The super finely milled loose powder formula is lightweight, highly pigmented, comfortable to wear, not so easy to apply, blendable, buildable, and has a smooth silky texture.

The loose powder makes a mess of everything. The directions seem pretty simple on the lid. Tap top, open slowly.

Okay, Yup, I followed as directed, and as I tapped ever so gently, illuminator started to shimmy its way outside the lid, and upon opening it, a lovely plume of highlighter dust emerged. Sparkles, sparkles here and there, sparkles, sparkles, everywhere! Including myself. Applying Beauty Bakeries So Icy Illuminator with a brush was no easy task either. The kickback gets allover. Is this an expensive party popper gag that I don’t know about? Lol. It sure felt like it. I found using the flat end of a blending sponge helped prevent a lot of fallout to occur during applications.

The color payoff is alright. I got about 5 hours of wear time before it fully faded away. I did not re-apply. I have an oily t-zone and the shimmer only enhanced my shine, which is something I can do without.

If throwing a glitter party is one of your favorite things to do, then you can grab a pint sized So Icy Illuminator at Asos, Forever21, and BeautyBakerie.com.

I’ll be there. Watching the fun unfold…….That’s if an invitation is extended my way. Hint, hint, wink, wink.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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ELF Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser Review:

I am obsessed with ELF’s Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser glamour babes. It’s been my favorite cleanser for removing eye makeup for the past month now. I didn’t think it was going be. I was searching for a gel/cleansing balm that melts away eye and face makeup just as effectively as Pixi’s Cleansing Balm ($20), but at a more affordable price. I happened to find a few jars of the ELF Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser on a whim at Marshall’s for $3.99 (orig.$10 for 1.41oz) a piece.

I bought one and put the other two on hold for safe keeps. Lol. The price was too good to leave them behind. In case you were wondering, ELF did not discontinue this cleanser. The packing needed a little face lift, that’s all.

The Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser has a clear thick silicone/gel like texture, and is formulated with argan oil, rose extracts, seed oils, and vitamin C to easily dissolve makeup, while keeping skin hydrated and moisturized during each use.

It’s very simple product to use. Take a bit of the cleanser with dry hands, apply onto the face neck, and activate with warm water. You will soon start to see the thick silicone/gel textured cleanser breakdown into a thin milky, oil based non-foaming face wash.

It’s pretty neat. Almost like watching a cool science experiment take place. Massage all over the skin for 15 seconds, pat dry, and boom, done.

Suitable for ALL skin types.

You can also use the ELF Cleansing Duo Face Brush for a deeper cleanse. Spotted this at Marshall’s too, for $5! It’s really $14.

It does not leave any residue behind. The cleanser melts away with the rest of the debris. I love how it keeps my oily skin perfectly balanced with hydration and softness, especially around the eye area. That’s the main reason why I go after this type of makeup remover. It does not suck the moisture out of skin or eyes. The formulations can be pretty emollient. Everything comes completely off without stripping the natural oils skin produces. Plus, I enjoy that I don’t have to tug at my skin. Gentle circular motions with a dampened wash cloth works aces. Well, for me anyways. Lol.

You can find ELF’s Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser at a few places-Target, Ulta Beauty, Walmart, Walgreens, and ELFCosmetics.com.

Do you think you’ll try it? Yes, no, maybe so?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful, xo.