0

JD Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review:

Happy Friday glamour babes! Quick question. Have you ever heard of J.D. Glow Cosmetics? Don’t feel bad, Neither have I, until a few months back as I was taking a daily scroll through my Instagram feed. The company peaked my curiosity and I ordered a few of their liquid lipsticks to try on for size. J.D Glow Cosmetics was created by two best friends back in 2015-Jennifer and Deandra in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Their cosmetic brand caters to Ladies and Gents of all ages as well as all ethnicities. They aim to create high end quality cosmetics at low prices.” I don’t know about low prices, considering that they charge $15 dollars a piece for their liquid lipsticks. I found that kind of misleading. I was lucky enough to snag three of them during a sale, but there are new and upcoming cruelty free/indie makeup brand companies such as Colourpop that sell their liquid lipsticks ($6) for the fraction of the cost. Just sayin.

J.D. Glow’s Liquid Lipsticks are indeed beautiful. The bold, colorful shades of Fiya Red, Rouge, and Crazen caught my eye, even though I was mostly enamored by the gorgeous packaging. Do I really have to explain the packaging? The photograph speaks volumes, lol.  Fiya Red is a vibrant red orange.Rouge is a red with blue undertone.Crazen is a warm fuchsia red.The formula of these liquid lipsticks have hit and misses. They are lightweight, go on smoothly and evenly, have a creamy, mousse like texture, are highly pigmented, do not streak, are comfortable to wear, and set in a matte finish. However, they do not have long lasting wear, aren’t transfer proof, and the sweet chemically scent is a little off putting. I have been wearing these for months now, which is why it has taken me awhile to review J.D. Glow’s Liquid Lipsticks. I wanted to give them a chance. I thought I may have been applying these incorrectly, but let’s face it, the best way to apply a liquid lipstick is on bare, dry, clean, exfoliated lips. A norm in my liquid lipstick routine. Every time I would eat or take a sip of something, I felt the color slipping off of my lips as it then started to feather and bleed, creating uneven, patchy lips. I got about an hour wear before having to remove the color off my lips entirely. It was a very unflattering look. If not eating or drinking, the color will stay on nicely-approximately 6 hours. 

I am not exactly loving these, so they will be put to the side once I know what to do with them. For now, I’ll just admire the opulent casings that are fit for a queen.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

0

Flower Beauty Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit Review:

I’m spilling the beans glamour babes, I cannot keep Flower Beauty’s Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit ($14 0.03 oz) a secret any longer-It’s amazing!This travel friendly, all in one kit had everything I needed to lighten, brighten, conceal, and correct my complexion effortlessly and flawlessly in no time. It was pretty much all I used while I was away in the Dominican Republic, along with Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation (deluxe sample) Broad Spectrum SPF 15. Let me tell you, the two worked seamlessly together on my oily skin. I’m glad I decided to take them on the journey.The Flower Beauty Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit is housed in a slim, sturdy white compact that includes a dual sided concealer brush, and has a clear window viewing four of the following shades:

Brightening Primer-this primer provides an even base for concealer and lightens dark circles before concealer application.Drew needs to sell the brightening primer separately, it’s everything! I prefer using it alone and absolutely love the way the primer brightens my eyes while erasing dark circles instantly. The whitish concealer base melts right into skin, leaving no trace of a casper like appearance around the eye area. Good stuff!

Anti-redness Concealer- is an olive toned concealer that neutralizes redness.This is yet another concealer that needs to be bottled and sold separately. I don’t mind the green pastel color correctors, they do work. But I feel no matter how much I blend, I can’t seem to get rid of the underlying greenish tint afterwards. Am I not blending hard enough? Lol. I didn’t have this issue with the olive concealer, it cancels out redness impeccably, and doesn’t leave a greenish hue on skin once set.

The light and dark concealer shades can be used alone or combined to match your skin tone.This kit is suitable for fair to medium skin tones. These two concealers are too light for deeper skin-mixed or not.

The concealer formulation is great. It’s lightweight, creamy, hydrating, super gentle on skin, opaque, does not clog pores, long lasting, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blends well, does not cake or streak, and provides medium coverage. It’s also free of GMO’s, Talc, Sulfates, and Phthalates. What more could you ask for in a concealer kit?! It’s absolute, and works for all skin types, even acne prone (right here) and sensitive skin. 

Now that the secret is out, what do you think of the Hollywood Concealer Kit? Could it be the perfect concealed weapon to a pretty complexion?

Do share!

Stay beautiful, xo.

0

ELF Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops Review:

Happy Hump Day glamour babes! Before I jet set off to the Dominican Republic tomorrow, I wanted to get in one more review for ya’ll, and share my thoughts on ELF’s New Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops ($4 for .5oz). I’m loving this product so much right now that it’s coming with me on the trip. 

Details:

The Beautifully Bare Highlighting Dewy Drops with illuminating pigments, bring light to the face for a glowing, dewy looking complexion. These pearlescent drops can be used for strobing and highlighting to create a glowing look. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E. Ideal for all skin tones and types. Cruelty free and vegan!

This is a liquid highlighter and comes in only one shade, Illuminating, which is pinky champagne gold. Hopefully ELF will make a wider shade range. I’d love to see more colors, and at $4 a piece, I’d have no problem buying every single one, lol. 

You can use this highlighter a number of ways- alone on your no makeup days, mixed with foundation/BB Cream, or apply a few drops to your daytime face cream. The finish produces a beautiful soft fresh faced, dewy glow. 

The formula is lovely. It’s lightweight, pigmented, hydrating, smooth, has a subtle glossy finish, comfortable to wear, easy to apply and layers pretty well. I did not find the Dewy Drops to be oily as some reviewers have mentioned, nor did It make my skin feel any oilier than it already is. True, it does feel slick, not a heavy slick when applying, but I thought that was the purpose of a liquid highlighter that’s intended to create a dewy (wet) effect. Maybe I’m over analyzing the product, it’s just a matter of opinion anyway. I found the fingertip method to be messy during makeup applications, so I opted for the next best thing, my beauty blender! It worked superbly. Use a light, dabbing motion and watch your illuminated complexion come to life. 

The longevity varied as I played beautifully with this highlighter.

Alone-5 hours

Using a setting powder or spray-6 to 7 hours

If you want to intensify the glow, you can add a highlighter powder on top. You’ll get about a 7 hour wear by using this technique too. 

So, what do you think?! Will ELF’s Beautifully Bare Highlighter Dewy Drops be your next Target purchase?! 

Go ahead and give it a glow. That’s my highlighter motto.

Stay beautiful! Xo. 

2

Pixi Mist (Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist, Hydrating Milky Mist, and Vitamin Wakeup Mist) Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend filled with love, laughter, a few pressies, followed by a hella good brunch! Mother’s do deserve the very best, so mom’s champagne flute better have runneth over with an overflowing bounty of mimosas, lol. 

Today I wanted to talk about face mists. I was never a firm believer of the benefits a facial mist could have on the skin, until Pixi was kind enough to send me four for testing purposes, I wasn’t expecting that many. Good Golly, Miss Molly! Ask and you shall receive indeed. I received the Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist, Milky Hydrating Mist, and Vitamin Wakeup Mist. 

At $15 (2.70 Fluid Ounces) bucks a pop, you can bet your bottom dollar these travel friendly spray bottles are worth the investment or at least looking into. FYI: In case you were wondering, the spray pumps release the ideal amount of mist, meaning, a few spritz will go a long way.

I can’t say I have a favorite, all of them are at this point. Each one has a different favorable feature, it all depends on what your skin needs, and holy cow do they work!

Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist keeps yo pretty made up face in place!


Product Details:

• Prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores

• The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face 

• Extends and refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances

• Sets makeup adds a soft-focus finish 

• Suits all skin types

• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: After makeup to set and hydrate 

• Step 1: Close eyes and hold 15cm from face 

• Step 2: Mist 4 times, focusing on T-zone & cheeks, avoiding eye area 

• Step 3: Refresh makeup during the day by misting face

• Step 4: Correct over-powdering by misting face & patting off excess 

• Step 5: Mist directly onto makeup brush and apply products as usual to prolong wear

Truthfully, I didn’t follow the “how to apply” steps. Once my makeup was applied, I let it set for a few and spritzed the Fixing Mist about four to six times all over my face, making sure my eyes were closed. Voila! My face looked bomb. My makeup did not move, thus lasting for hours. I have tried setting sprays before, but they were nothing like this one. It actually goes on light and sets into the skin quickly, and does not feel heavy afterwards. It keeps oily skin in check too, especially the t-zone area. 

Pixi’s Glow Mist, do the dew.

Product Details:

• Gives a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion

• Enriched with (lucky number) 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts

• Hydrates, protects and nourishes

• Sets makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin

• Refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow

• Suits all skin types

• Not tested on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM and PM or when needed

• Step 1: Shake to mix 

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck
Oh my! Who’s got a pretty glow?! I’m the one with the pretty glow, that’s who! I use this one for during the day if my skin looks a little lackluster and and needs a boost. Definitely shake the bottle well to mix all of those awesome natural oils and fruit extracts together. I have oily skin, and it does not make it anymore oiler or cause additional break outs, whew. It’s perfect the perfect concoction for any skin type. I love, love, love the soft hydration and dew this mist creates with or without makeup. This one is comin with me to the beach! Throw on a little sunscreen, spray a bit of Glow Mist, and I’ll be glowin like a goddess in no time!

Pixi’s Milky Hydrating Mist, does the skin good. 
Product Details:

• This featherlight mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin 

• A blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid makes this rejuvenator the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup

• Suits all skin types-Highly recommend for dry skin

• Not tested on animals
How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM, PM or when needed

• Step 1: Shake to mix

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck

As lightweight as this one is, I cannot use it all the time. Much like the Milky Hydrating Serum ($24), It really hydrates the skin when its feeling parched, but it does the job almost too well on oily skin-Hydration overload! I’m keeping this one for the winter time. I had a few dry patches around my chin, sides of the nose, and cheeks; This happens to me all the time when the weather transitions from winter to spring. I decided to use Pixi’s Milky Hydrating Mist overnight-Whoa! My dry patches were completely gone and my skin was so soft and supple looking. Who would of thought facial mists could have such amazing skin properties?! I mean really! I didn’t, now I’m hooked!

Last but not least, Pixi’s New Vitamin Wakeup Mist. Goooooood Moooooorning Merica!

Product Details:

• Boosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion

• The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine 

• Strengthens and tones

• Adds hydration and a protective veil

• Cools, refreshes, & wakes up skin

• Suits all skin types

• Free from testing on animals

How To-Apply

• Use: In the AM or PM

• Step 1: Shake to mix 

• Step 2: Close eyes and mist over face & neck

Omg, the citrusy scent alone just wakes you up and revitalizes every part of you! Can I it drink too?! Yea, better not, lol. I do use this one in the AM and PM when my tired face needs a serious wake up call and refresher after a long week of work. It’s light enough to layer over another facial product, and gives skin a good amount of hydration The mixture of the two will not change the sunny disposition of your complexion to where it is suitable for all skin types. Put on your face cream of choice. Let it set, mist, then sleep on it, or go about your day. Nothin but sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together! Hey, sometimes we need a Leslie Gore classic in the background to start the day off right. There’s no shame in that. 

Do you think you’ll give these lovely facial mists a try after reading all the marvelous benefits they have to offer?! 

I’ll give you time to decide. It’s not like there going anywhere, anytime soon. Or are they? I’d check out PixiBeauty.com if I were you. No rush though (guilt trip, wink). 

Stay beautiful! Xo.