Sunday, January 11, 2015

InstaNatural Vitamin C Moisturzier & Vitamin C Serum Review

 
                                                  Happy  2015 !!!
 My new years resolution is to love myself and my skin and to take better care of it so 
I was really  excited to  receive these two products through Brand Backer from InstaNatural to review and share my thoughts with you!


  
My skin has seen better days, lets be honest.. now that I am older my skin is more dry than it used to be and I tend to get these dark spots where a blemish was.
 
The first product I used was the Vitamin C serum. After washing my face and applying my toner I use one drop of this on my face and another drop on my neck. Unlike the other serums I have tried this one absorbs quickly and dries without being oily.  I really love the smell it has a faint orange/citrus scent and the glass dropper is my favorite part of the packaging, It gives it a high end look/feel and I feel fancy when using it! For $21.95 you really cannot beat that price for such a great product.
This product contains:
 20% vitamin C
Hyaluronic Acid
 which works together to help your skin retain moisture and fight signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.
  2.5% Retinol,
 2% Salicylic,
 Tea Tree Oil 
 Niacinamide.
 Retinol and Salicylic Acid which unclogs pores and gets rid of redness and inflammation.  You can read more about the product and purchase it  here on amazon.
                                                    (serum is on the left & moisturizer is on the right)
 
I have noticed a great change in my face since I've added this to my skin care routine, Before I had red sensitive cheeks from my rosacea. Just about anything would burn my face so I was really surprised that this didn't burn or hurt my face when I used it. My redness on my cheeks has gone away and all of my dark spots from old blemishes are almost non existent.
 
 
 
The other product I was sent was the Vitamin C Moisturizer. What I really loved about this right away is that its not just for your face. I can use it on my arms, shoulder, neck chest etc.. and it is suitable for all skin types because it is a light weight cream. My skin is either oily or dry so I will be able to use this all year round!
This  product helps protect against fine lines and wrinkles as well and also brightens your complexion. I have noticed my skin looks more alive if that makes any sense? I use this after I apply the serum. I have read some reviews saying that the moisturizer takes a while to absorb. I didn't have that problem, however, a little goes a long way. I used this under my makeup for the first time the other day and I didn't have any problems or complaints.
Once I run out I will definitely purchase this product. 
 
 
The packaging is fun it came with a little stopper that keeps it from coming out while you are traveling I really appreciated that. This bottle is HUGE and such a great price at 19.97 seriously, have you seen the prices at Ulta and Sephora for skin care products? 
You can read more about it and purchase it for yourself here

They produce these products in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. They also offer a money back guarantee no matter where you buy their products and are cruelty free!

Be sure to check them out on facebook  twitter and of course their website!

Have you heard of InstaNatural? If so, What is your favorite product? If you haven't be sure to check them out and let me know what you think!
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Liebster award

The Liebster Award
Hello there!
I've been nominated by   Wildflowers & Curls  for the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a neat way to allow newer/smaller blogs to be shared and promoted and be given more exposure. Once you are nominated you are to find 10 new bloggers and answer the questions given to you by the blogger that nominated you. When you find your 10 bloggers, please provide them with a set of new questions for them to answer!

RULES





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.What was the reason you started blogging?  I started blogging because I love to write and share my opinions and love for beauty products  ,food, and projects . Blogging connects me with a huge audience at the click of a button that I wouldn't be able to do on my own
2.When you aren't blogging, what do you enjoy doing? I enjoy spending time with my son, exercising, I love to read and go out on special family outings.
3.What is your favorite song? I have too many to choose from if I had to pick I would say "This woman and this man" by Clay Walker
4.Do you have a secret talent? I wouldn't call it a talent but I can change my voice and accent.
5.Who is your favorite blogger/youtuber? My FAVORITE youtuber would be Tymetheinfamous, I totally have a girl crush on her :) I love her makeup tutorials
6.What is one item you can't live without? Deodorant, I hate being stinky
7.Who inspires you (celebrity/ author/ singer)? i don't really find inspiration through people, its simple things like the weather, or a bird chirping, memories or maybe an old scent that reminds me of someone.
8.How did you get your blogger name? I had the hardest time finding a name I actually gave up on creating a blog for a while because i could not find a name for my blog. i knew i wanted to be a beauty/style blogger then it just hit me- Stylish Bloggerista
9.What is your favorite snack you can't resist? Popcorn or carrots with the sour cream and hidden valley ranch mix
10.What goal do you have for your blog?    I would like to build a bigger audience and work with some of my favorite brands.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    November Beauty Subscription Boxes *REVIEW*

    When the first of the month rolls around I can't help but to feel all giddy inside!
    I have been an Ipsy subscriber for a year now, beautybox5 I've been with for about four months and this month was my first box from Birchbox.

    What I love about these beauty subscriptions is that I get to try a handful of products for 10-12 dollars a month (each) so one product pays for the whole bag! You really cannot beat that! I  have found so many companies that I fell in love with and I would not have known about them without these beauty subscriptions. To name a few would be pop beauty, be a bombshell, jcat... the list could go on and on.

    Ipsy:10.00 a month
    What you get: a makeup bag and 5 beauty products to try. Once you try your products review them and earn points, which can buy you more products! They also have something called : "IpsyME" they offer products at a discounted price just for ipsy members. I will show you what I received this month.

    From left to right: Be a bombshell cosmetics eye base in the color submissive, IT cosmetics bye bye under eye full coverage anti-aging waterproof concealer in neutral medium, Temptu highlighter in pink pearl, J-cat wonder lip paint in the color red potion and the last product I received was Marc Anthony oil of morocco argon oil volume shine hairspray 

    *Bombshell eye base: this is a light gold shimmery base that looks great alone or under eyeshadow
    * IT cosmetics concealer works great under the eyes and or covering pimples scars etc..
    *Temptu highlighter: I'm not sure about this product I used it one time and it left a streak so I will have to watch a video on it and see if I'm using it correctly. It is a liquid so its a new concept to me.
    *J-cat lip paint is a great product its a bit dark for me but I like it, I wish it was a matte stain I'm thinking of maybe blotting and putting powder over it so it will be. but a great product either way.
    *Marc Anthony hairspray leaves a soft hold with a light scent.

                              And for the Ipsyme event that I scored last week for $18
     
    This was such a great deal and I love all of these products!

    Beautybox5:$12.99

    I love this whole entire box also!
    What you get: from left to right, DenTek floss picks&case, dove deep moisture body wash, HASK macadamia revitalizing shine oil, L'Oreal Paris nail color, Laura Ashley body butter,  This box is a bit more than the other two at 12.99

    *DenTek floss& case is such a great product I toss these in my bag for when I'm on the go.
    *Dove deep moisture body wash smells great and leaves my skin soft.
    *HASK macadamia revitalizing shine oil is such a great product I love to rub this on the ends of my hair while wet.
    *L'Oreal nail polish this gold color is gorgeous! it dries fast and has just enough sparkle
    *Laura Ashley body butter smells great and leaves my skin soft.


    and my first box so far... Birchbox! $10.00


    What you get: from left to right (back, The balm cosmetics cindy lou manizer highlighter, Dr Jart ceramidin cream,
    Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy body wash, Amika perk up dry shampoo,Juice Beauty green apple peel, and Jusin's chocolate almond butter

    *The balm highlighter is such a pretty color I fell in love with it when I first swatched it!
    *Dr Jart ceramidin cream smells great and keeps my skin bright looking and moisturized.
    *Gilchrist and Soames body wash smells great!
    *Amika perk up dry shampoo : I was really hesitant to try this because all dry shampoos leave a nasty white residue on my hair and make my hair feel dirtier than what it was to begin with. With this product I didn't get that feeling and it smells so good
    *Justin's chocolate almond butter was delicious!!! I ate it by myself and with my apples mmmm!


                                     Referral Time!!!
    Do you want to try these boxes but don't want to be on a looong waiting list? Use my links below!
    Ipsy: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1k2a?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

    Beautybox5:http://www.beautybox5.com/?u=14262

    Birchbox: https://www.birchbox.com/invite/1w2q8

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    thrift store finds

    I live in a small town and I hate having to drive more than 20 minutes to go somewhere. The closest mall is about 45 mins to an hour away depending which one I go to. When the next town opened  up a thrift store I was pretty excited! I have  found so many brand new name brand shoes for under $10.00 a piece. I will share a few pictures below of what I have found this past few weeks.

    the nude heel is from fergies line called fergalicious and the pump is called "Eileen" you can find it at dsw for 39.95 in three different shades. I only paid 6.00!
    The snake skin pump  is from Gianni Bini and retails for 89.00 and I only paid 8.00
     
     

                                                     The red COACH pumps retail for $198.00 I paid $12.00
                                                 And the back NINE WEST pumps retail for $69.00 I only paid $6.99

    I like to go on the weekends because it seems like people tend to drop off more merchandise during the weekend. I try to go every weekend.

    Have you ever shopped at GoodWill or a thrift store? Share some of your finds with me!
    I will share some more of my finds with you next time I go.

    Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Thanks for reading

    XOXO,
    Phelicia

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    sheer cover review

    Hello!
    I was one of the lucky bloggers to be chosen to review the sheer cover beauty line. This is what i received
    in my package, (plus a secret tip i read in the brochure the last picture, ill explain that later.)
    Perfect shade mineral foundation- $33.00 preferred customer $23.95
    Studio foundation brush -$44.00 preferred customer $29.95
    Conceal and brighten trio -$34.00 preferred customer $24.95
    Studio concealer brush $19.00 preferred customer $14.95 
    Sun-kissed bronzing minerals 37.00 preferred customer 26.95
    Studio bronzing brush- 31.00 preferred customer $23.95
    Lengthening Mascara $27.00 preferred customer $19.95
    Lash extending fibers $22.00 preferred customer $16.95
    Base perfector primer 2.0 fl. oz $99.00 preferred customer $64.95
    Kabuki brush- $39.95  preferred customer $ 27.95

    You can connect with  Sheer Cover on their social media sites including : facebook,youtube, twitter,pinterest and google circles. 
     To order you can call 877-859-8901 or from their website: www.sheercover.com They have different kits you can chose and customize.

    my skin is all over the place, my skin is dry and oily in places, my cheeks are red and sensitive, i have big pores (yay) uneven skin tone, i think i have every unwanted skin problem LOL.

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    The past few days my cheeks have been very sensitive but you can tell the perfect shade mineral foundation covered the red spots up perfectly. My shade was a bit light on me I'm usually classic or ivory next time i will order nude instead of frost. 
    Remember the trick i was talking about in the first picture? In the brochure that came with my kit it said you can mix the mineral foundation with your moisturizer so i tried it and it worked really well. then i used the mineral foundation by itself as a powder and i like how it came out. I will say when my skin is as sensitive as it has been the past few days the kabuki brush i received seemed to be too rough for my cheeks which irritated me even more so i used another kabuki brush i already had that was softer for my cheeks. 
    This foundation is easy to use and blend. I seen a travel brush with a tube you can put the mineral foundation in. You turn the brush facing down and it puts the foundation in your brush for you. I think i would like that better. It would save you time and if you're messy like me it'll cut down on fall out .

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    The sun-kissed bronzing minerals is really pretty and it also has a highlight in it. I love how easy and smooth it goes on.
    The lengthening mascara plus extending fibers was my most favorite part of this kit. It seems like the older i get the thinner and shorter my lashes are becoming. The mascara and fibers made my lashes so long and thick people ask me if I'm wearing false lashes. 
    This was only one thin coat of each. This stuff is awesome and cheaper than other brands i have seen online.



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    The concealer and primer work really well. i use both every day. The concealer trio makes me look fresh and well rested which is  great when i work nights, since i am very fair skinned under my eye gets dark really easily

    All in all i loved everything the only thing i had a problem with was the kabuki brush the past few days only on my cheeks.
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    SheerCover is giving you a chance to win a years supply of sheercover! head on over to their website and enter for your chance to win, I already have!

    Enter Here : http://www.modernmom.com/contests/sheergiveaway/

    Have you ever used mineral foundations/ makeup before?
    What do you currently use? Let me know in the comments below.

    Thanks for reading!
    XOXO.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Hey loves!

    I've sorta been MIA on here for a bit but I've been reviewing things on my Instagram (add me- fifi_castillo)  and on twitter @juanswifey06 
    Things have calmed down and  I'll be blogging frequently now. A few things  I'm  preparing to blog about is : sheer cover makeup system that was sent to me from modern mom, myAugust glam bag  and August beauty box 5  so stay tuned! <3


    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Review and how to

    If you haven't heard already Rimmel London has released a new mascara this month called Scandaleyes Retro Glam.
    I received my mascara complimentary from Influenster in my Rose VoxBox it retails for 5.99. What a great price right!!

    Okay so Ive been using this mascara for almost a month now and I'm really loving it. Most drug store mascaras have heavy,flaky,clumpy formulas I cannot tell you how many bottles of mascara I have thrown away not to mention I paid well about 5.99 for them also.

    Rimmel Londons Scandaleyes Retro Glam doesn't weight my lashes down and it has a BIG wand which I love! The bigger the mascara bottle and wand the better for me! I always find that a big wand really lifts my lashes up high and Rimmel Londons hour glass shaped wand is perfect! It reaches the middle of my lashes perfectly which is a trouble spot for my lashes and it doesn't clump which is a big thing that i look for in my mascaras.

    okay so i am going to tell you how i achieved my 
    own eye-conic 60s look inspired by Georgia May Jagger.
    First i primed my eyes and put a little on my eyebrows then placed tape on the sides of both of my eyes.

    I started off with a black matte eyeshadow in the middle and cut my crease first then i added a grayish sort of shimmery shadow to my lid  and high lighted my brow bone.For the bottom of my eyes i used a flat brush and swiped that black matte shadow and smudged it.  For the lashes (my favorite!) i curled my lashes and applied Rimmel Londons Scanadaleyes Mascara. I used the middle to lengthen the middle of my lashes which are my trouble spot. I kind of wiggle the wand at the base of my lashes then comb them with the mascara wand until they reach the desired length. I was so excited because i didn't have to curl my lashes again after applying my mascara.
    I finished off with a soft pink blush and a nude lip
    Of course my look doesn't compare to Georgia May Jaggers but it was fun trying to recreate it.

    I hope you enjoyed this blog because i have had so much fun testing this mascara  and don't forget to check it out for yourself it hit shelves this November! Make sure you have long sultry lashes for the holidays or give them as stocking stuffers.

    Happy Holidays! 
    XOXO,
    Phelicai