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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review: Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Detoxifying Charcoal + Black Sugar Mud Mask #FreemanBeauty #FeelingBeautiful #FreemanBeauties #DetoxifyingCharcoalBlackSugar #MudMask #Mask

(product photos courtesy of www.freemanbeauty.com)


6 fl.oz./175mL $4.29









If you have oily, acneic or combination skin, then the Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Detoxifying Charcoal + Black Sugar Mud Mask would be a great mask for you. This velvety mud mask works its magic to moisturize, remineralize and make skin sensationally soft. Pollution, debris, it's a wonder skin can breathe at all. This unique mask and scrub works double time to detox skin. Activated Charcoal helps lift away oil, toxins and debris from the pores and helps to absorb oil and impurities without overdrying. Black Sugar helps to exfoliate the skin to smooth away roughness and hydrate the skin and helps to exfoliate away dulling skin cells for softness and clarity. It is perfect for normal, combination and oily skin. Perfect for all skin types, even dry and sensitive

To use: apply mask to face and neck. Avoid contact with eyes. Leave on for 5-7 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a wash cloth. Use twice a week or as often as needed. 

This mask is a godsend for skin that is congested, oily and needs to be revitalized. It lifts away toxins, pollution and debris while leaving skin incredibly soft, moisturized and velvety smooth. I was amazed at how well it even worked on my normal skin. It does say perfect for all skin types but the drier your skin is, let's face it does not do well with mud masks. This one however left my face feeling soft and clean without overdrying.


Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Detoxifying Charcoal + Black Sugar Mud Mask can be purchased online at www.sallybeauty.com, www.ulta.com or www.walmart.com. It can also be found in store at WalMart, Nordstrom Rack and Sally Beauty. Like Freeman Beauty on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemanbeauty and Follow Freeman Beauty on Instagram: https://instagram.com/freemanbeauty.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)




Review: Freeman Beauty Beauty Infusion Brightening Overnight Mask #FreemanBeauty #FreemanBeauties #BeautyInfusion #BrighteningOvernightMask #Mask

(product photo courtesy of www.freemanbeauty.com)


0.5 fl.oz./15mL $2.99
4 oz./114g $8.99













Sleeping masks are all the rage right now, and with good reason. With a sleeping mask, you can get a huge amount of good ingredients pumped into the skin overnight that you might not ordinarily put into the skin with a night cream and a serum. Sleeping masks are usually combined products like serums and night creams combined or completely serums that are ultra-infused with top-of-the-line ingredients. 

Freeman Beauty's Beauty Infusion Brightening Overnight Mask is an example of one of these. It comes in a 0.5fl.oz./15mL pouch that can be used for a total of up to three times or a larger jar or a larger 4 oz./114g jar. I received the pouch to try out. It literally has enough product in it that you can use this for three days of use. Boosted with concentrated Vitamin C to help minimize dark spots and correct hyperpigmentation; Hibiscus instantly brightens skin, quenches thirsty skin and improves skin tone. It instantly boosts luminosity. This lightweight serum-infused water-gel overnight mask is easy to use. Perfect for all skin types. Contains no parabens and no sulfates. Apply to clean skin and massage in until skin is soft and mask is absorbed. Use twice a week for best results. 

I love this mask. I was amazed at how much hyperpigmentation was lightened in just one application. And my skin looked and felt much more luminous and brighter. It had a more even tone and was more beautiful looking. It felt soft and was more hydrated. 

Freeman Beauty Beauty Infusion Brightening Overnight Mask can be purchased online at www.sallybeauty.com or www.walmart.com. It can also be found in store at WalMart, Nordstrom Rack and Sally Beauty. Like Freeman Beauty on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemanbeauty and Follow Freeman Beauty on Instagram: https://instagram.com/freemanbeauty.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)






Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review: Sleep Better With Vicks Zzz Quil Products for Sleep Health #ZzzQuil #Vicks #Sleep #Insomnia

(product photos courtesy of www.vicks.com)

Sleep Better With Vicks Zzz Quil Products For Sleep Health
Have you ever had trouble sleeping? I have. My entire life. I suffer from bipolar disorder and insomnia is one of the hallmark symptoms of the disorder. It was actually the first symptom I showed. I need at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night to keep myself mentally stable. And when stress mounts, my insomnia kicks in and then all heck breaks loose. 

That is why I am so glad I was able to discover Zzz Quil Pure ZZZs Melatonin Gummies and Pure Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm. Both of these products used in conjunction have helped me in get more sleep in ways that regular melatonin has not. Yes, I have tried plain melatonin but it did not work for me for some reason. But these products do and I will explain why down below.

24 Count Gummies per bottle/$8.99-$10.99 MSRP
These gummies each contain the following:
  • 2mg melatonin
  • 6g Carbohydrates
    • 5g sugars
    • includes 5 gram added sugar
  • 15 mg sodium
  • 100 mg Pure Zzzs Blend: 
    • chamomile flower extract (Matricaria recutita L) , lemon balm leaf extract (Melissa officinalis L), valerian root extract (Valeriana officinalis L) and lavender flower extract (Lavandula officinalis Chaix)
One serving size is 2 gummies. There are 24 gummies in each bottle, enough for 12 servings. They taste rather delicious and have an effect within about 20 minutes. With the use of these, one can fall asleep naturally, and the herbal blend makes it better than melatonin alone. Chamomile is a very relaxing herb, as is lavender. Valerian root has long been known to help bring sleep on. These gummies are brought to you by the Sleep Experts of Vicks® ZzzQuil™.

I was not expecting much, because honestly, I usually need at least 10 mg of melatonin to help me sleep if I do take it. But these helped and they helped right away. I was feeling sleepy within about 20 minutes. What is even better is that you don't have any grogginess in the morning like you often do with sleeping pills like tranquilizers. I would definitely recommend these. If you have never taken melatonin before and maybe want to start with 1 gummy, then that might be something to try. I have to take 2 gummies for the full effect. Surprisingly, I am very happy with these and will continue to take them for insomnia since they kick in so quickly and I don't have to take them an hour ahead of time or anything like that. And I don't get weird side effects like I did with sleeping pills like Ambien. I am so happy with these gummies. So happy!

1.76 oz./50g $8.99-$10.99 MSRP
Another product I was able to try out is this wonderful, soothing aromatherapy balm from Vicks called Pure Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm. This wonderful balm helps you wind down at night with the aromatic scent of lavender and chamomile (two known sleep inducing scents) essential oils. Also, it is made with aloe leaf extract and coconut oil, leaving skin feeling moisturized and incredibly soft. Use every night as part of your bedtime routine to help induce sleep or to make sleep time a more pleasant experience. To use: gently massage on the chest, neck, and back to help soothe and relax, leaving your skin incredibly soft.

I adore this soothing balm. I love to rub it on my chest right before bed so that I can smell the soothing lavender and chamomile scent and have it help me relax before bedtime. Not only that, but the balm is made with coconut oil, which is very moisturizing for the skin, so my chest not only smells good but feels amazing. The skin ends up being very soft and moisturized. This product is only for external use and should not be used anywhere there is broken or damaged skin, also make sure to keep it out of the reach of children. It is a very soothing balm that does induce feelings of wanting to relax. That is why I like it so much. The scent is extremely relaxing and reminds me of being little and smelling something that I remember my German grandmother using on me after bathttime right before bedtime. 

These Vicks products are available at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, WalMart and other large mass market retailers. Like ZZZQuil on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZzzQuil/?fref=ts

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration) 












Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Mantra Mask, Ready to Face the World #MantraMask #SheetMask #Mask

(product photos courtesy of www.mantramask.com)


Mantra Mask: Ready To Face The World
Kim Wellen, the founder of Mantra Mask, has always loved skincare (I know how she feels). Because of this passion, the found herself working for a high-end skincare line for 9 years. Over time she realized the amazing products she was selling were not available to everyone. Being a mom of young children, she didn't have the time to spend on expensive skin treatments or go to the dayspa. 

What she envisioned was an all natural product that could change the way her skin looked but would not break the bank. That is when Mantra Mask was born. She was driven to create a treatment with amazing benefits that could be done in 20 minutes while relaxing at home. She partnered with Dr. Hal Simeroth, Stemology Co-Founder, to create a mask that is all-natural and made in the USA with the highest quality ingredients and that is also affordable. Kim encourages you to put on a Mantra Mask, sit back and relax. Find some time in your day to nurture yourself, your skin and think about your Mantra. 

There are three sheet masks in the collection: Restore & Hydrate, Calm & Clarify and Repair & Renew. I tried all three. Below is my review of each mask and you will see what I think and the benefits of each mask. 


The Restore & Hydrate Hydrating Collagen Mask is a great mask for those with anti-aging needs. It richly moisturizes the skin without oils and calms and repairs troubled skin. It also plumps and firms the face to immediately reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Use of this mask helps to hydrate, lift, firm and rejuvenate the skin. Frequent use of at least twice a week will promote a healthy, youthful looking appearance, which only improves with time. The mask contains the following ingredients to help skin look younger:
  • Collagen Amino Acids: a unique non-amimal source of collagen glycoproteins, derived from yeast. These have been shown through clinical trials to deliver enhanced levels of moisture in the skin.
  • Salva Hispanica Extract: a specialized botanical extract derived from chia seeds that scientific studies show to be both moisturizing and to reduce inflammation. Calms the skin and reduces irritation.
  • Pisum Sativum Peptides: a natural source of amino acids that come from a green pea protein, that provides a plant based hypoallergenic source of balanced protein amino acids to the skin. It hydrates and protects the skin.
  • Glycine Betaine: an extract from Beet Sugar that is a highly effective hydrator directly for skin cells. It also helps to reduce irritation and build collagen in the skin. 
  • Artemisia Abrotanum Extract: a botanical extract providing specialized oligosaccharides which have been clinically shown to improve skin elasticity, firmness, and reduce fine lines.
  • Aveena Sativa Kernel Extract: a specialized extract derived from oat polysaccharides that has demonstrated, through numerous clinical trials, an immediate firming, tightening, and lifting of facial skin.
  • Beta Glucan: a natural extract derived from yeast that soothes, moisturizes, and tightens skin.  It also helps to improve collagen production for wrinkle reduction.
To use the mask, gently unfold and place cloth side on clean, dry face. Remove foil backing and position openings for eye, nose and mouth. Sit back, relans and recharge for 15 to 30 minutes. Massage excess serum into neck and décolletage. There is no need to rinse after use. Remove mask from face and discard. For best results, use twice a week or as often as needed. 

Collagen sheet masks have long been used for helping to reduce the signs of aging. It is nice to finally see one that contains a non-animal form of collagen. I used this mask and found it to be extremely hydrating to the skin and felt it was very nice and soothing too. The ingredients that it contains are very good at moisturizing, hydrating, soothing skin and at helping to fight off free radicals. Use of this mask regularly will help keep skin looking younger as it is full of serum that seeps into the upper layers of the skin, keeping fine lines and wrinkles looking younger than ever. 

If acne is your trouble, then the Calm & Clarify Acne/Blemish Mask is for you. Even at 47, I still suffer the occasional hormonal breakout. Yes, unfortunately. This mask contains the most natural way to overcome and prevent unwanted blemishes. It helps to clear out pores, exfoliate, kill acne causing bacteria, reduces blemishes reduces sebum production and moisturizes the skin without comedogenic oils. 

The ingredients in this mask, plus other helper ingredients provide a highly effective complex to help reduce blemishes, reduce skin oiliness and help prevent future problems. Use this mask as often as needed but at least once a week if you are prone to blemishes. Combined use of the Clarifying Cleanser with activated charcoal will help to further keep skin free of toxins and pore clogging impurities, as well as to reduce skin oiliness. Together with these two Mantra Mask products, skin will have reduces impurities, toxins and natural sebum production, all while providing moisture, refining pores and exfoliating dead skin for a clean, clear and fresh complexion. 

The ingredients in this mask that make it work so well are as follows:
  • Canadian Willow Herb: an extract from a Native American plant that has been clinically shown to work in three ways to fight blemishes, First it is anti-bacterial, second it is anti-inflammatory, and third it reduces sebum production.
  • Pyrodoxal 5 Phosphate: a light-stable, and water-soluble form of vitamin B6. Clinical testing showed that a gel containing 3% of this reduced sebum production by 65%, versus a placebo, after 28 days.
  • Bakuchiol: a botanical extract that scientific studies have shown to be effective against blemishes. It kills acne causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and helps prevent scarring. A natural, less irritating alternative to retinol.
  • Aspen Bark Extract: a natural source of salicylic acid that clears pores, kills acne bacteria and promotes the exfoliation of dead skin cells.
  • Green Tea EGCG: an ingredient that studies have shown reduced sebum by 35 percent after 4 weeks and 55 percent after 8 weeks. In other studies Green Tea EGCG was shown to be an effective blemish treatment having antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities that significantly reduced blemishes.
  • Lavender Extract: an unusual pick yes, but scientific studies have shown lavender to have anti-bacterial, antiseptic and cleansing properties. Plus it is a relaxing smell to have and also is anti-inflammatory. It helps to reduce the redness associated with blemishes. 
  • Calendula Extract: an extract that studies have shown to be an excellent anti-inflammatory and astringent herbal. It calms and soothes skin so that blemishes are reduced and redness and irritation is calmed quicker than ever before. 
To use this mask, follow the same instructions as listed above: gently unfold the mask and place the cloth side on clean, dry skin. Remove the foil backing and position openings for eyes, nose and mouth. Relax, reflect and recharge for 15-30 minutes. Massage the excesss serum onto the neck and décolletage. Do not rinse after use. Remove mask from face and discard. For best results use once to twice a week for blemishes. Do not use too often, so as not to dry out skin. 

Even though I still suffer the scourge of acne Imainly on my chin, which means it is hormonal), I need something to treat it. This mask is the perfect thing. It has great ingredients that work well at helping to prevent acne as a prophylactic treatment and as an abortive treatment when blemishes have flared up. That basically means it helps to also get rid of them too. And it also helps to reduce the redness and irritation associated with those blemishes, thus making skin look and feel better without harsh, drying treatments such as benzoyl peroxide. I would not recommend this for extreme acne lesions, mainly for mild to moderate acne. If you do have extreme acne lesions, use this in addition to your regular regimen as a soothing mask.

If you have spent too much time in the sun, then this mask is for you. The Repair & Renew Damage Control/After Sun Mask is the type of mask one uses not only after a sunburn, but when one has a lot of photoaging. It provides damage control that is great at reducing aging contributors. The important ingredients all work together to renew and rejuvenate skin cells and collagen. When you expose your skin to sunlight or pollution, using this powerful mask can mitigate the harmful effects the sun has on the skin and keep it from the effects of extrinsic aging. 

The wonderful ingredients in this mask that make it work are:
  • Antioxidants: these neutralize free radicals. This mask is loaded with antioxidants which include the following: Vitamin E, stabilized Vitamin C, CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic acid, Astaxanthan, Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Rooibos Tea Extracts and Sea Kelp Extract. All of these will help in neutralizing cell damage before harm occurs and these help to actually turn back the clock once damage has occurred. 
  • Anti-inflammatory actives: these include Calendula, Chamomille, Aloe Vera, Chia Seed, and St. John’s Wort Extracts. They calm and soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, halt irritation, and help skin renewal.
  • Actives for cellular & collagen renewal: these include Creatine, Vitamins B3, Vitamin B5, Gotu Kola Extract, Yeast Extract and Beta Glucan. Beta Glucan is a unique extract that activates the power of Glutathione for cell renewal.
As with the other masks, this one is used the same way. Gently unfold maks and place cloth side on a clean, dry face. Remove the foil backing and position opening for eyes, nose and mouth. Relax, reflect and recharge for 15-30 minutes. Massage excess serum into neck and décolletage. There is no need to rinse after use. You want the serum to seep into the skin. Remove mask from face and discard. For best results use twice a week or as often as needed. 

This mask is an anti-aging mask, it helps to reduce inflammation, redness and irritation from sun exposure (immediate and photoaging due to sun exposure from the past). What I like about this mask is it is brightening, helps to reduce inflammation, renews skin cells and reduces irritation. It can be used in two ways. If you have a sunburn or immediate sun exposure and get tan, use the mask to help reduce the photoaging that you just got. This mask will help reduce the redness, irritation and inflammation associated with the exposure. The other way to use the mask is if you are trying to reduce past sun exposure form previous sunburns/suntans that you received. It will brighten the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, some fine lines, reduce inflammation, irritation and even out the skin tone. It is a very powerful mask. 

Here is a photo of me wearing one of the masks:

wearing Mantra Mask Restore & Hydrate
Mantra Masks are available through www.mantramask.com. They also offer a Clarifying Cleanser with Activated Charcoal ($10.00) that is very nice for blemished skin. And also they have a monthly subscription for their masks that is $25.00 and with that you get 5 masks of your choosing!!!! That is an excellent deal considering each mask normally costs $10.00 per mask. Right there you are saving $25.00!!!!. If you are happy with their masks (and I am) I would choose this option. It is an excellent deal. Like Mantra Mask on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mantramask; Follow Mantra Mask on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/mantramask and Follow Mantra Mask on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mantramask/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray #UrbanDecay #AllNighter #LongLasting #SampleProductReceived

(product photo courtesy of www.urbandecay.com)

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
4 fl.oz./118mL $32.00
This is going to be the fifth and final review of a series of five Urban Decay reviews concentrating on complexion perfection. I will be reviewing five different products that focus on giving you the perfect complexion with your foundation. They work in conjunction with foundation to make skin look more polished and pretty much perfect. All of these are Urban Decay  products provided to me for review specifically for the purpose of complexion perfection. 

Foundation is one of the most important parts, if not the most important part of your makeup routine. Not only do you spend an inordinate amount of time doing your foundation, but you spend a lot of money on getting the perfect foundation and you want to keep it looking perfect. That is why it is also important to invest in a good setting spray to keep your foundation and the rest of your makeup looking perfect throughout the day. Urban Decay makes a number of setting sprays, but their original and still one of their best is All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

The job of a setting spray is to set your makeup in place so it does not fade, melt or run. Mist on All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and you are guaranteed to give your makeup serious staying power. This spray keeps makeup looking gorgeously just applied for up to 16 hours, without melting, fading or settling into fine lines. Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, Urban Decay's groundbreaking formula is suitable for all skin types, is free from oil and parabens and feature patented Temperature Control Technology. That means that this spray actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place. Even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result is smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day or all night long. 

Wemde Zomnir, the founder of UD, discussed All Nighter in this video:


In this video, All Nighter Setting Spray Hacks: 



In a 7-day study of All Nighter:
  • 78% of participants said the spray helped their makeup last for 16 hours*.
  • Over 80% said their makekup not only looked better, it stayed on better (even in the T-Zone) without settling into fine lines*. 
  • Whether they had combination, oily or dry skin, 88% or more said the spray was the best product to help their makeup last*.
(*Based on a 50 person study)



This breakthrough formula comes in a black soft touch bottle with a purple sprayer a frosted white cap. Unlike similar products on the market, the sprayer delivers a calibrated microfine mist that goes on so light you'll hardly feel it, and once you've applied it you won't even know it's there (until you look in the mirror to reapply or touch up your makeup and notice that you don't have to). If you have tried other setting sprays that feel sticky or tight on the skin you will be ASTONISHED and AMAZED by how different this one is. Beware of imitations! Urban Decay is beauty with an edge™. Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

In this video, Wende Zomnir discusses how to prep, prime & set with All Nighter Setting Spray:


I first tried this product when it came out. I fell in love immediately with it. It is a truly amazing product. I could not believe how well this setting spray actually set my makeup. Really, 16 hours? All of my makeup? Well it was true. All I had to do was spray a little bit of fine mist on my face and voilà. Makeup that was perfect all day long. I was astonished and agog. I used a whole bottle up and bought another one because that is how much I liked it. Urban Decay is my favorite cosmetics brand. All of their products have solid cosmetic research behind them and not only do they listen to what their customers want, they go above and beyond to give it to their customers. I have never tried a bad or terrible product from them and that is because they do not put out junk cosmetics. All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is an example of one of their finest products and it is one of the finest products on the market today. It keeps makeup from melting, fading and settling into fine lines. I have tried other setting sprays and they do not work as well as this one. I can say that from experience. I definitely recommend this one or any of the Urban Decay setting sprays over any other brand's setting sprays. 

Here is a photo of me wearing the All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray:

wearing All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray


All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray retails for $32.00 and and can be purchased online at www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.beauty.com,www.macys.com and at Urban Decay Flagship stores, at ULTA Beauty and at some Macy's stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @UrbanDecay; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram: http://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics#; Follow Urban Decay on Tumblr: http://urbandecay.tumblr.com; Follow Urban Decay on Snapchat at http://www.snapchat.com/urbandecaysnaps and Follow Urban Decay on Google+:https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.


Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent compliments of Urban Decay)


Review: All Nighter Pollution Protection Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Spray #UrbanDecay #AllNighter #PollutionProtection #SampleProductReceived

(product photo courtesy of www.urbandecay.com)

4 fl.oz./118mL $34.00
This is going to be the fourth review of a series of five Urban Decay reviews concentrating on complexion perfection. I will be reviewing five different products that focus on giving you the perfect complexion with your foundation. They work in conjunction with foundation to make skin look more polished and pretty much perfect. All of these are Urban Decay  products provided to me for review specifically for the purpose of complexion perfection. 

Foundation is one of the most important parts of your makeup routine. Not only do you spend an inordinate amount of time doing your foundation, but you spend a lot of money on getting the perfect foundation and you want to keep it looking perfect. That is why it is also important to invest in a good setting spray to keep your foundation looking perfect throughout the day. Urban Decay makes a number of setting sprays, but one of their best is the All Nighter Pollution Protection Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Spray

This spray helps make your foundation last up to 16 hours and helps protect against oxidation due to pollution. That is definitely something we all need help from in these times when free radicals, pollution and acid rain are choking our air and water. It is a weightless spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied without melting, fading or settling into fine lines. Their light-as-air formula acts like a protective barrier throughout the day, to guard against whatever the day throws at it. 




In a clinical study of All Nighter Pollution Protection: 

  • 90% of participants said their makeup stayed on for 16 hours*
  • 90% said the product kept their makeup looking freshly applied*
  • 96% said the formula was lightweight and breathable**
  • 90% said the product didn't settle into fine lines after 16 hours*
(*Based on a 53-subject consumer questionnaire after 16 hours of use.**Based on a 53-subject consumer questionnaire immediately after use.)


The legendary original All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray has kept millions of faces looking fresh until dawn. And just when you thought it could not get any better, Urban Decay took their groundbreaking, award-winning formula and infused it with minerals that shield against environmental damage (because the thought of pollutants wreaking havoc on your skin every day isn't pretty and is part of what causes photoaging). All Nighter Pollution Protection contains a blend of minerals: zinc, magnesium and copper. These minerals protect against free radicals. Urban Decay has the ONLY setting sprays on the market with patented, time-release Temperature Control Technology that actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it last longer. Cool, huh? Many setting sprays feel sticky or tight on the skin, but not these. They feel amazing. So lightweight, you don't even know they are there. Once you apply them you won't even feel them or know they are there until you look in the mirror to touch up your makeup and realize you don't have to. Their sprayer provides the lightest, finest mist. It feels airy, never like a squirt in the face. Urban Decay is beauty with an edge™. Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

If I am going to use a makeup setting spray. I would prefer to use one that actually prevents aging. I am 47 years old and want to prevent photoaging of my skin and prevent the oxidation of free radicals. This is the spray for me. It is extremely lightweight and feels like nothing going on. It dries almost instantly and is amazing because with use makeup literally lasts all day long. I LOVE this product. After using this I could not believe my eyes. My makeup literally lasted all day long and this was without any primers. And hey, I'll admit that I do have a couple of fine lines. I'm not too proud to hide that fact. And my makeup did not settle into any of those fine lines because of the setting spray. 

Here is a photo of me wearing the All Nighter Pollution Protection:

wearing All Nighter Pollution Protection
Ideally, everyone should use something like this to prevent future aging of the skin. I understand that many would not, but I highly recommend it. When you do spend a lot of money on makeup, as most of us do, we want to get as much time from this makeup as possible. Using a setting spray such as this one will definitely help you get the maximum amount of time from your makeup and allow you to help it last through the day without it fading or melting. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Pollution Protection Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Spray retails for $34.00 and can be purchased online at www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.beauty.com,www.macys.com and at Urban Decay Flagship stores, at ULTA Beauty and at some Macy's stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @UrbanDecay; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram: http://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics#; Follow Urban Decay on Tumblr: http://urbandecay.tumblr.com; Follow Urban Decay on Snapchat at http://www.snapchat.com/urbandecaysnaps and Follow Urban Decay on Google+:https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent compliments of Urban Decay)






Review: Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium #UrbanDecay #TheVelvetizer #TranslucentMixInMedium #SampleProductReceived

(product photo courtesy of www.urbandecay.com)


0.28 oz./8g $34.00
This is going to be the third review of a series of five Urban Decay reviews concentrating on complexion perfection. I will be reviewing five different products that focus on giving you the perfect complexion with your foundation. They work in conjunction with foundation to make skin look more polished and pretty much perfect. All of these are Urban Decay  products provided to me for review specifically for the purpose of complexion perfection. 

Have you ever wished you could change your foundation? You know, make it just a little bit more matte and add some coverage to it. Well you can now. Urban Decay introduces The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium and it completely rocks. 

This product will take Naked skin to the next level instantly. It velvetizes your foundation by simply mixing in a dime-sized amount of the product into Naked Skin Liquid Makeup or Naked Skin One & Done to create an extra velvety feel, a beautiful matte finish and also added coverage. The result is silky airbrushed-looking Naked skin. This product makes it easy to transform your complexion whenever you want and it will not adjust the color of your other products. It comes in powder form and has an ultra-fine, addictively luxurious feel that is like nothing else out there right now. Urban Decay's high tech formula provides a smooth, soft focus effect for your most perfected complexion, it even doubles as a finishing powder when used alone, setting makeup for a flawless finish. The formula is free of parabens, alcohol and fragrances.

The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium comes in a gorgeous double-walled jar with a highly metallized gunmetal lid debossed with the UD icon. Inside is a custom gumteal sifter shaped like the UD icon, which dispensed just the right amount of powder. Urban Decay even added a velvet finish to the label and the packaging to echo the texture of the formula. As always, Urban Decay is a 100% cruelty-free company. 

When I got this, I thought "Could this powder really do all of these things?" But yes, it did. I was very surprised at how well it worked. I used it with my foundation and added a dime sized amount to Naked Skin Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. Then I applied it to my face and watched as my foundation had more coverage than before and was more matte looking than before. And I also like to use it as a finishing powder, that is very nice too. It works very well as a mattifying finishing powder. Although surprised, I am not shocked. When Urban Decay says they are going to do something, they do it. Their products work. They do what they say they are going to do. If Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium is supposed to add more coverage and make skin more matte, while adding an airbrushed look to the skin, it will do it. And it does just that. I love this product. I love that it can transform another product. That is cosmetic chemistry at its finest. One has to wonder how does it do all of these things? But that is for the chemists to figure out. It is my job to report the facts and the news. 


wearing The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium

Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium retails for $34.00 and can be purchased online at www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.beauty.com,www.macys.com and at Urban Decay Flagship stores, at ULTA Beauty and at some Macy's stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @UrbanDecay; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram:http://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics#; Follow Urban Decay on Tumblr: http://urbandecay.tumblr.com; Follow Urban Decay on Snapchat at http://www.snapchat.com/urbandecaysnaps and Follow Urban Decay on Google+:https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent compliments of Urban Decay)




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