October 26, 2010

Link Love: October 17-23

Adriana Lima in Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra: $2 Million Dollars, 60 Carats of Diamonds, 1500 Hours

Behind the Scenes: Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe Launch Party

Falling for Capes

How to Survive With a Lost Cell Phone

Our Top 6 Beauty- Themed Music Video

October 20, 2010

Link Love: October 10-16

NARS Holiday 2010 Collection

New Research Suggests Acne, Not Accutane, Causes Depression in Teens

Why, What a Lovely Food-Packaging Dress You're Wearing!

British Jeweler Sells $8 Million iPhone

Nigel Barker's Skin Care Secrets

The new influencers: 6 style bloggers you should know

October 19, 2010

Review: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub

My new favorite facial wash is most definately the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub. I use this the most in my skincare routine, and it has corrected my skin for sure! I had been using the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System for over 5 months, with no real improvement in my skin. I am still using the moisturizer, but gave the wash and toner to my sister.

This scrub is not very exfoliaitng, making it perfect for everyday use. This scrub is available for $7.99 on drugstore.com. This tube contains 4.2 fl oz and is 2% salicylic acid acne treatment. What I really enjoy about this is the scent, I feel that it smells like pears, which is weird. The soothing aloe and chamomile won't jolt you up if you use this at night. Overall I really love using this! It seems that it has begun to fade my scarring, and there is less redness and irritation overall on my skin. Neutrogena also offers a facial wash and cream cleanser in the redness soothing line.

October 16, 2010

Review: Bath & Body Works Wallflowers

One thing I had always seen, but never bought were the Bath & Body Works Wallflowers. In a variety of scents from Autumn Apple to Warm Vanilla Sugar, there is sure to be a scent you love. B&BW claims that these will last for 6-8 weeks plugged in 24/7.

So what is a wallflower? It's an adorable pluggable fragrance diffuser that releases scent from the top. There are also a variety of shapes on your wallflower ranging from white night lights to Santa Claus! Plain 'flower' wallflowers are $6.50, and festive lady bugs, pumpkins, and more are $8.50-$12.50. As for the scent bulbs- individual bulbs are available for $6.50 You can also buy a pack of 2 for $12.50 (save $0.50)
I would recommend putting your wallflower in a smaller space- ie. bathroom or closet because the scent throw isn't that great, and you wouldn't smell it as well if it was in a larger room (or so I have found)

I put a Warm Vanilla Sugar bulb into my wallflower in an outlet in my bathroom on August 31st. I had it plugged in 24/7 until October 11 when there was no more fragrance oil in the bulb at all. So it lasted 5 weeks and 6 days. Not too bad considering it is advertised as lasting 6-8 weeks. When it's plugged in you can't smell it too much unless you are standing right next to it, then again it might have just been that the scent I had was not very heavy.

Overall, I would recommend this for use in a small space, but get a strong scent!

October 12, 2010

Link Love: October 3-9

Think Pink: Estee Lauder Kicks off Their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Teens Storm Abercrombie & Fitch Store to Protest Toxic Perfume

No Time to Shampoo Tips (Quick Change Artists)

Beth Ditto Walks Jean Paul Gaultier Runway

Cosmetic surgery and your career

Pictures of Justin Bieber Nail Polish, Out in December

Lots of Love!

October 6, 2010

Review: Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow

Buxom is the daughter line from Bare Escentuals that offers a line of plumping, and long lasting makeup. This Sephora exclusive is available for $17 and contains 0.12oz of mineral-infused shadow. What I feel makes this unique is the mousse consistency, but it applys and looks like powder shadow. This is because it is infused with aloe extract and vitamin-E. The cute canine name named after different dog breeds makes it all the more fun and tie-in with Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that helps those with disabilities by providing them with assistance dogs.

This shadow is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, GMOs, andtriclosans. The name suggests that it will 'stay-there' and it does, all day long! Usually I apply my makeup around 7:15 and I won't get home until after school, and soccer practice which is usually around 11 hours later. The smooth and airy texture is absolutely divine and unlike any other shadow I have tried before! I adore this shadow so much and I would definitely recommend it!

Lots of Love!

photo credit: sephora.com

October 4, 2010

Link Love: September 26-Oct. 2

The Weekly Roundup is a roundup of my favorite articles I had found online in the past week.

5 Quick Beauty Fixes (Using Products You Already Own!)

$6 Goody Spin Pins: It's a Goody Thing I Took These Pins for a Spin

Study -- Carrying a Victoria's Secret Bag Can Make You Feel Sexier

Boob Job in a Bottle

Bella's October Must-Haves

OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection Glitter Swatches & Review