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Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: ZEST FruitBoost Revitalizing Shower Gel #ZEST #ShowerGel

(product photo courtesy of www.zest.com)

ZEST FruitBoost Revitalizing Shower Gels have a 2x concentrated formula that revitalizes the skin with moisturizers and anti-oxidant rich Vitamin C. It has bright, innovative easy to use packaging: the first of its kind in the body wash category. Every ZEST FruitBoost 10 fl.oz. tube provides up to 40 showers, making each quarter size application go a very long way for much more superior performance and better value. 

It comes in 5 scents: 

  • Strawberrry Kiwi Scent: a succulent blend of newly ripened wild strawberries and red raspberries, with watery freshness that combines kiwi fruit with hints of honeydew melon and a sparkling splash of bright citrus.
  • Very Berry Scent: a smooth burst of succulent berries that combine in this luscious berry filled scent that nourishes your skin leaving you, fresh and, fruity.
  • Pomegranate Acai Berry: juicy pomegranate and luscious acai berries mix with plum and raspberry that are wrapped in warm woods and creamy musks for an experience that is fresh and fruity.
  • Peach Mango Scent: a delicious, sweet scent with an exotic burst of white peach and champagne mango to boost the power of your shower with this wonderfully juicy scent, leaving you, fresh and fruity.
  • Citrus Splash Scent: the ultimate citrus fragrance experience, citrus sparkle with a touch of key lime to boost the power of your shower with an escape to the tropics, leaving you, fresh and fruity.
All of the shower gels will leave you Zestfully Clean®. They are easy to use and leave the skin feeling fresh and soft with a hint of fruitiness afterwards. Skin definitely feels soft and does not feel dry after using these. I like that they are enriched with moisturizers so that skin isn't dry after showering. Also, you only need a small quarter size amount for the whole body. Apply to your shower pouf and voila! You have enough suds for the entire shower. There are also body scrubs that are available for use. 

Go to http://zest.com/coupons/ to get coupons for the ZEST FruitBoost ShowerGels. They can be purchased at any mass market store such as Rite-Aid, Walgreeens, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc. Like ZEST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zest/ and Subscribe to the ZEST YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC11vP50M9rnuub9OINon7QA.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)



(product photo courtesy of www.babor.com)

BABOR has come out with a very nice anti-aging cream that creates a luminous glow to the skin and helps create a flawless complexion. I tried out a few small samples of this cream and I must say, it is amazing. The cream is called ReVERSIVE SUPREME GLOW Anti-Aging Cream. It has the highest concentration of Lumicol in the ReVERSIVE skincare range (this is what gives skin the luminous glow that is lasting). It also has Glow-Tech pigments for an instant and youthful glow. It comes in an innovative mousse texture that immediately perfects the skin, making it look perfect. Also, ReVERSIVE has the same active ingredients of the RE-YOUTH COMPLEX. This cream is a high-end product that has been developed to intensify skin radiance and improve the signs of aging in skin.

The best way to use this cream is in the morning, after cleansing the skin. Apply a thin layer to the skin. It also makes an ideal base for makeup. For best results, use the cream at night in combination with REVERSIVE anti-aging cream or the cream for your specific skin type. 

Personally, I am in love with this cream. When it is applied, skin immediately looks fresh and more "alive". It has a glow to it that is more apparent and is definitely more radiant. I think this is one of those creams that you say, is it worth the money? Well, yes if you want to have the gorgeous glow. I would not apply heavy makeup over it though. As that would make the gorgeous glow disappear. When you spend that much money on something that makes your skin glow, you don't want to hide it. 

ReVERSIVE SUPREME GLOW Anti-Aging Cream retails for $205.00 and is available from www.babor.com.  Like BABOR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BABORNorthAmerica; Follow BABOR on Twitter: @BABORCosmetics and Follow BABOR on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baborofficial/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review: PÜR Fully Charged Mascara #PUR #FullyCharged #Mascara

(product photo courtesy of www.purminerals.com)

Mascaras change all the time. There is always something with the latest and greatest technology that is supposed to help make our lashes the longest, and lushest around. One that I do particularly like is called Fully Charged Mascara from PÜR. It is an anti-aging mascara that has a magnetic polymer matrix  which  wraps a positively charges elastic veil around each lash to instantly lift, separate and define for a long-lasting performance. 

I found that it coats the lashes with a good amount of mascara and gives them definition. Lashes look full, lush and long. I like this mascara and feel it is as good as any other I have tried, if not just a little bit better. I like how much definition I get with this mascara. I feel that my eyes look very good with it on.

Here are photos with the Fully Charged Mascara on: 

Me Wearing Fully Charged Mascara

Me Wearing Fully Charged Mascara

Notice how long my lashes are with the mascara on. This mascara does a pretty good job of helping out with making lashes long and lush. I definitely recommend it.

PÜR Fully Charged Mascara retails for $22.00. It is available online at www.purminerals.comwww.ulta,com, www.skinstore.com and www.kohls.com. It is also available in the following stores: Ulta and Kohl’s. Like pürminerals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurBeautyCosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Twitter:@purcosmetics; Follow pürminerals on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PurmineralsUS; Subscribe to pürminerals on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sIrqjvZLPO5Dj3Jpa2T6Q; Follow pürminerals on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purcosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Instagram: https://instagram.com/purcosmetics.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cindy Crawford at The Met Gala #MetGala #RimmelLondon

The Spring 2016 Beauty.com Gift With Purchase: Lela Rose Bag Filled With Beauty Goodies With Any $150 Purchase #GWP #LelaRose #BeautyDotCom

(product photo provided by www.beauty.com)

 Beauty.com®, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is excited to introduce an exclusive cosmetic bag from revered American fashion designer Lela Rose as a complimentary gift this spring.  Beginning April 26th, customers will receive the blush pink product-filled bag when they spend more than $150 at the prestige beauty retailer. The one-of-a-kind Lela Rose Spring 2016 Cosmetic Bag can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/LelaRose and is available while supplies last.
With bridal season in full swing, this complimentary gift is the perfect accessory for brides, bridesmaids and guests of the wedding, to tote their wedding day beauty essentials. Adorned with a deconstructed bow and a golden clasp closure, Lela Rose has brought together a chic combination of modernity and romance. 

"I'm pleased to partner with Beauty.com again to introduce this unique, limited edition cosmetic bag," said designer Lela Rose. "This season's design was inspired by details from our Spring 2016 runway show – including the feminine color, romantic bow-front detail and golden touches."

The limited edition (gorgeous) peach Lela Rose Spring 2016 Cosmetic Bag arrives fully stocked with 17 prestige beauty samples. The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $170. The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world's top beauty and skin care brands:
  • Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial primer and Brightener (this primes but I did not see it brighten)
  • Alterna Caviar CC Cream Extra Hold Plus (great for those of us with very thick hair, use to help hold in place)
  • clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant (love this brand! use their exfoliant to get rid of dead skin)
  • CLEAN Fragrance Air VOC (nice scent, smells citrus like)
  • Wei Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk (LOVE this brand, this is a great product)
  • Nuxe mini Hand Cream (best hand cream, bar none)
  • rais Pocket Sanitizer (nice hand sanitizer, good scent)
  • BLISS Fabulous Drench 'n' Quench Cream-to-Water Lock-in Moisturizer Mini Tube (a great moisturizer for those with drier skins)
  • Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Trio Packette (this brand is awesome, moisturizes hair very well)
  • Erno Laszlo pHelityl Cleansing Bar (love this stuff, really cleanses skin well)
  • Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse (huge sample, great for limp hair)
  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask (one of the best masks around, use wisely and often)
  • Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid (good for change of season, hormonal acne)
  • Peter Thomas Roth Acne Dot (these are great for change of season acne happening now or hormonal acne)
  • Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum (great for dehydrated skin)
  • REN Glycol Lactic Mask (this is one of my all time favorite  masks for skin renewal, it is one of the best around)
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ (one of the better CC Creams, it covers more than the others)
  • A gift of $10 off a future $50 purchase at www.beauty.com
If you need some ideas to reach that $150 mark, try purchasing from their new brands such as Treat skin to some pampering this season with offerings from newly launched brands Kate Somerville, Michael Todd and Lace Your Face, Doucce, Lucie Pompette and Illuminaire. 

This Gift With Purchase is available starting April 26th, 2016 and will be available as along as supplies last. This is a great idea for brides looking to get gifts bridesmaids, maid-of honor, etc. For brides-to-be or shoppers simply looking for pretty bridal-themed spring beauty tips, Beauty.com is a great resource for all things bridal.  Starting April 25th, Beauty.com is offering exclusive bridal content from skin prep suggestions to edgy bridal beauty trends.  Beauty.com Beauty Director at Large, Romy Soleimani, shares exclusive beauty tutorials on how to get three very distinct bridal looks.  Other great site features include Guest Editor pages, My Life in Beauty features and the Beauty.com blog, Beauty Close Up.

As always, Beauty.com offers great benefits to shoppers including "Everyday Complimentary Shipping,"** 5% back on every purchase with drugstore.com dollars™**, speedy shipping, the complimentary sampling center, 100% satisfaction guarantee***, and a shared online shopping cart with the Beauty.com partner site, www.drugstore.com. Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the complimentary weekly Beauty Bulletin on the Beauty.com site.

As with all the GWP bags, the samples are extraordinary.  I was very happy with this bag.  I liked this one a lot because I felt that there were so many samples that I could use. That is a big plus when thinking about these bags. It is nice to have a gift bags but I want to be able to use the gift with purchase too.

The Beauty.com Lela Rose bag is available while supplies last at the following link: http://www.Beauty.com/LelaRose.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration) 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Gift, It's Not Too Late! SEPHORA Collection My Beauty Notebooks #SEPHORA #MothersDay #beauty #palettes

(product photo courtesy of www.sephora.com)

It's not too late to get your Mother the perfect gift. SEPHORA Collection's My Beauty Notebooks contains three sets of looks that will be sure to make her happy. There are eyeshadows, blushes ,highlighters, lipsticks and lips glosses. Some have just eye shadows, while others have all of them. What is so great about this collection is that you could use just one palette or mix and match from any of them. The set is a nice set. The three sets are called: Daily Chic, Working it and Ready For Tonight.

Each trio has 10 shades that adapt to any occasion. Each palette comes in a notebook format so it's easy to slip into your handbag and convenient for travel. There  is also a built-in mirror and a selection of universally flattering shades to suit any occasion for a natural or sophisticated look.

The Daily Chic Palette

The Daily Chic Palette includes:
- 6 eye shadows in neutral looking shades
- 2 lip glosses
- a blush
- a bronzing powder

The Working It Palette includes:
- 8 eye shadows in timeless shades of grays and blacks
- 2 highlighters

The Ready For Tonight Palette includes:
- 6 eye shadows in bolder shades
- 2 lip glosses
- a bush
- a bronzing powder 

Looks With These Palettes: 
The Daily Chic

The  Daily Chic

Working It

Working It

Ready For Tonight
Ready For Tonight

 So, this is how the palettes look on the eyes. On the lips I used other lip colors.  It sells for $34.00 on www.sephora.com or in SEPHORA stores. You can still get 3 day shipping for Mother's Day. Like SEPHORA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sephora?ref=br_tf; Follow SEPHORA on Twitter: @Sephora; Follow SEPHORA on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sephora/; Follow SEPHORA on Instagram: http://instagram.com/SEPHORA; Subscribe to SEPHORA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YX5x_VU8gfe0Oui0TaLJg; Follow SEPHORA on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+SEPHORA/posts; Follow SEPHORA on Wanelo: http://wanelo.com/sephoraand and Follow SEPHORA on Tumblr: http://theglossy.sephora.com/.

Until Next Time
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)



Met Gala Beauty: Poppy Delevingne by Team Tilbury #GettingReadyWithCT #MetGala

Poppy Delevingne at the 2016 Met Gala

Model and all around muse, Poppy Delevingne, was Met Gala red carpet ready in a beguiling, bejeweled Marchesa gown and a Rock Chick makeup look by Team Tilbury. Bringing the Manus X Machina theme to life with a hypnotizing network of beading and jewels adorning Poppy’s envious figure – this called for a look that straddled both the vintage and future beauty worlds. Charlotte wanted to channel the gilded, flawless skin of a silver screen siren juxtaposed with a sexy, smoky, silver-grey futuristic rock chick eye.

Charlotte Tilbury shared, “I love the idea of straddling two worlds – the vintage and the future. For Poppy’s look, my team created a futuristic metallic rock chick eye, paired with an update on the Old Hollywood Bombshell lip in my Matte Revolution lipstick: Glastonberry.”

Recreate Poppy’s red carpet look:
Magic Foundation 05

Magic Cream

Magic Eye Cream


1.       To prep Poppy’s skin and ensure a flawless canvas, the best-selling Magic Cream was massaged into the entire face and Magic Eye Rescue was used reinvigorate the eye area. Next, Wonderglow was used to create a flawless soft focus finish and an instant “spotlight” effect, which acted as the perfect base for Magic Foundation, Shade 5. The foundation formula closes pores after application and doesn’t budge on the red carpet. 
Mini Miracle Eye Wand
Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder

2.       Next, Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 2 was applied underneath the eyes to bounce the light under Poppy’s eyes, cheating 8 hours of sleep, and then a light dusting of Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 1 Fair & 2 Medium was used to mattify the skin and create a red carpet-ready complexion.
Brow Lift

       Brow Lift in Brooke S was used to perfect the brows and frame Poppy’s mesmerizing eyes.
Legendary Lashes
Rock n' Roll Kohl
Colour Chamelon Eyeshadow Pencil

Rock Chic Luxury Palette

4.       For the vintage rock chick look, the lashes were lined with Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Black Diamonds, and the rock ‘n’ roll vibe was accented with Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Bedroom Black. The smokey, silver-grey eye was created with the Rock Chick Luxury Palette and finished with Charlotte’s trademark Hollywood flutter using her new mascara, Legendary Lashes (NEW – out in May 2016)

Cheek to Cheek

Filmstar Bronze

5.       To add unbeatable highlight and subtle contour, the red carpet staple, Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium, was applied using the Powder & Sculpt Brush to highlight and sculpt Poppy’s beautiful face shape. Her complexion was finished with a swish and pop of Cheek to Chic Blusher in First Love for a luminous glow. 
Matte Revolution Lipstick
Lip Cheat


6.       Poppy’s lips were lined with Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Berry Naughty, followed by the deep berry Matte Revolution in Glastonberry.

7.       To complete the look, Charlotte created the illusion of elongated, gilded-looking limbs with her Supermodel Body, a slimmer shimmer that acts as shapewear lingerie for the body and catches the light for a glowing finish.

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