A Little Bit Of Skincare: Evian Facial Spray

Full disclosure: Evian Facial Spray was provided to me by the exclusive USA distributor, The Wilkes Group. All opinions are my own.

Evian Facial Spray

I received the Evian Facial Spray from the Wilkes Group. The 5oz size retails for $12.50 and has various uses. It can be used as a setting spray, a makeup refresher, or an extra moisturizing step in your skincare routine.

I used this as a setting spray but it didn’t really impress me. I’m not really big on setting sprays. At this point I can take or leave them. I do think that this is a more affordable alternative to some other setting sprays.  There’s also the option to use the facial spray to re-wet a beauty blender or to dampen a brush. I could totally see stashing this in a drawer so I don’t have to go back and forth to the sink. I love it as part of my skincare routine though.

I like to use the spray after I rinse off my cleanser and dry my face. I leave it on my face for a minute then move on to whatever moisturizer or serum I’m going to use. It adds a bit of spa experience to the otherwise mundane practice of cleansing my face. Check out www.facebook.com/evianspray for more uses for Evian Facial Spray.

Be sure to click this link, https://promosimple.com/ps/6a83 for a chance to win one of 20 two 5oz Facial Sprays. The giveaway is being hosted by The Wilkes Group.

Evian Facial Spray

Have you tried Evian Facial Spray?

This post is sponsored by the Wilkes Group.

You Can Never Have Too Many REDS

You Can Never Have Too Many Reds

This swatch post is brought to you by the letter H and number 50. H is for “hoarding” and 50 is for the number of lipsticks I have. Eeek! Nevertheless I thought I’d do a swatch post today. Some of these I’ve had on the blog already like Milani Best Red and Red Control and others are making their first appearance like Tarte Fiery.

Red lip products

Red Lip Swatches MUFE Milani Tarte NYX Stila

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense – 41 ($20) 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick – Best Red  ($5.99)

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint – Fiery ($24)

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Monte Carlo ($6)

Stila All-Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso ($22)

Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain – Red Control ($6.49)

If you’re on the fence about red lips check out these posts for some encouragement and an alternative way to see if red could work for you. If you can’t tell, I love red lipstick and I think any person who wants to wear it should do so regardless of what anyone says. I don’t care if it’s your family, your partner, or some ashy stranger on the street trying to steer you away from it, if it works for you then wear it. *insert neckrolling here*

So what’s your favorite red? What’s keeping you from wearing it if you don’t?

The Big Deal To Me About Kat Von D’s Underage Red

Underage Red Title

It seems outrage over one of Kat Von D’s lipsticks caught the attention of some folks at Business Insider. The lipstick in question? Underage Red, a lipstick that has been out for years. Not buying the outrage behind it, Cindy Ha at SFUnzipped wrote an article and provided a slideshow about some other makeup products she thought had “racy” names. Those names like Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or Nars Cosmetics Orgasm blush are familiar and in many a makeup lover’s bag or vanity. KVDs Underage Red may be as well. However, Orgasm or G-spot or Kinky don’t have the same connotation as “underage”.

Underage Red
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick – Underage Red (photo credit: Sephora.com)

 

In my world words mean things, edgy or not. So a consumer being offended by Underage Red is not something to poo-poo and say “look at the square over there”. It’s also not the time to drag other companies into the discussion because “they did it too”. That’s childish. I know what “underage” brings to mind when I hear it and would definitely skip it for myself. I understand if others do not.

What this brings up to me is how our ideas can inadvertently perpetuate something we’d never endorse. This name (and MACs for that matter) is in bad taste. To call Underage Red “racy” leaves room to giggle at something that shouldn’t be giggled at.  

Kat Von D allegedly tweeted and deleted “At the end of the day it’s just ____ing lipstick”. That’s a typical KVD response. However, I don’t believe it’s totally true. If it were just effing lipstick or if the name didn’t matter then there would be no Orgasm blush. Those names are picked to be memorable so the name does matter. And while I understand some not being upset by the name, I’m disappointed someone would be so flippant about the uproar because I think the concerns are valid.

UPDATE (3-20-15): SHE RESPONDED TO CRITICS HERE

What do you think? Do you own Kat Von D’s Underage Red lipstick?

Cool Tumblr Happenings: #RedLipWednesday

red lip wednesday for more info go here ===> http://trillaryclinton.tumblr.com/post/113805497467/redlipwednesday-is-back

Do you like red lipstick? Are you looking for a new red lipstick to try out? Are you unsure you’d look good in red lipstick but are willing to give it a shot? Yes? Maybe? Then here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to check out trillaryclinton.tumblr.com, use the tag #redlipwednesday to get your life and a red lipstick fix.

What is #redlipwednesday? It’s a chance for black women to post a pic looking fly in red lipstick and perhaps help the next woman find a red that’s right for her. Maybe you’ll even participate if you’re on tumblr. If you do participate be sure to use the tag #redlipwednesday and let folks know what brand and shade you’re wearing.

What Hair Product Should NEVER Be Discontinued? #BuryMeMondays

hair product discontinued

What hair product would absolutely devastate you if were discontinued? My product is Oyin Handmade’s Burnt Sugar and Sugar Berries Pomade. Before I cut my hair it made my twistouts everything and now that my hair is brush length I still use it regularly when I want my waves to be on swim. :-)

Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

So let me know what hair product, were it to be discontinued, would have you flailing around the room. If you want use the #burymemondays hashtag and tag me on instagram.

Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream: Chocolate and Brown Sugar

Black Radiance BB Cream Bury Me In Red Lipstick

The cold, grey, and snowy days have given way to sunny skies so I wanted to pick up some new Black Radiance BB creams in darker shades. It won’t be long before my skin starts to change so I wanted to be ahead of the game. I reviewed this product already so feel free to check it out. This comes in 6 shades(it used to be 5 more on that later). I grabbed Chocolate and Brown Sugar. Continue reading Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream: Chocolate and Brown Sugar

Significant Others: Influencing Your Look or Nah? #BuryMeMondays

Does Your SO Influence Your Look burymemondays

Let me be upfront. This post is influenced by Kim Kardashian West’s recent blonde dye job and her unique fashion choices as of late. Depending on who you ask her husband, Kanye West, is the mastermind behind all these questionable choices and she’s just going along with it. Since many of the choices are an unflattering departure from what she’s typically worn I won’t knock that assessment, however, maybe she just wanted something new(or maybe this). With all that said does your significant other influence your look?

Have you increased or decreased the amount of makeup you wear to please your partner? Have you changed your hair or clothing style based on their suggestions? Were they on point or did you immediately want to go back to your previous style? Let me know in the comments.

A Skincare Winner: St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

If you’re anything like me, you try products, use it for awhile, then move on to something else. It’s not the product is bad you just want to check something else out. Sometimes those abandoned products end up languishing under your sink and others times you end  up revisiting them and wonder how you lived without it. I’m in the latter category with St.Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub.

St. Ives Even and Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Scrub Continue reading A Skincare Winner: St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

An Ode to Gorgeousness

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