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  • InBeauty

    Five Beauty Problems The Guy Will Definitely Notice On Your First Date

    Despite all your best efforts in making yourself look glamorous for the night, you may have some unfortunate issues that may undo all your hard work. These are just some of them.

    That all important first date can be terrifying, as you will be desperate to make that excellent first impression. From the moment the date begins, you want to grab his full attention, wowing him with your beauty, and keep him coming back for more.

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  • InBeauty

    Tips to Get More Kissable Lips

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    Image source: Flickr

    Lips are one of a woman’s best features. Men love them, and women love having a pretty full lip to show off in their selfies. Even if you don’t think your lips are particularly impressive, there are lots of things you can do to make them look more luscious and imminently more kissable, so that no one will be able to resist you.

    Check out these tips to get more kissable lips:

    Drink More Water

    Lips need a lot of moisture if they’re going to look as plump and healthy as they should, which is why you should drink lots of water throughout the day to keep them hydrated. Being well-hydrated will also plump up and improve the appearance of your skin.

    Lots of Lip Smacker

    Unfortunately, the skin on our lips is quite thin, and it doesn’t benefit from any natural oils like other parts of the body, so it really is essential, if you want to have smooth, plump lips, that you apply moisture in the form of your favorite lip smacker on a regular basis. Lip balms that contain hydrating ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax are best.

    Exfoliate Regularly

    Because the skin on the lips is quite thin, you shouldn’t over exfoliate, but you should make an effort to get rid of dead skin at least once or twice a week, or if your lips are particularly sensitive, whenever you notice a real need to do so. Dead skin will start to flake if it isn’t removed and no one ever wanted to kiss horribly flaky lips.

    Apply SPF

    Again, because the skin on the lips is thin and sensitive, it’s really important that you protect them by applying an SPF lip moisturizer daily. Even if it isn’t a sunny day, you still need to do this.

    Apply a Hydrating Lipstick

    If you want your lips to really look their best, steer clear of matte lipsticks which will dry out your lips and make them look dull and lifeless. Instead, find a great hydrating lipstick in your signature color and use that instead. If you must use a matte lipstick, at least a apply a layer or two of lip balm before you apply your lipstick.

    Plump it Up

    Lips that look naturally plump are so much more inviting than the lips, but you don’t have to have naturally plump lips to create the effect! Just apply a lip plumping gloss over your lipstick for a quick boost.

    Take Care of Your Teeth

    brush-teeth

    There’s little point making your lips look good if you don’t also take care of your teeth. After all, your lips look imminently more kissable when you smile, and if your teeth aren’t the best, that could ruin the effect.

    If your teeth are missing or in really bad shape, consider getting the best dental implants you can afford, to transform your smile, otherwise, just doing the basics, like brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding excess sugar should be enough.

    Do you have amazingly kissable lips? What are your top tips for creating lips that no man or woman can resist?
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  • InMakeup

    Blogger’s Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer – Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

    Blogger's Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer - Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

    The key to wearing a good matte lipstick application is clean, dry, moisturized and exfoliated lips. Matte lipsticks can be drying, so it is important to drink enough water throughout the day to keep the lips hydrated. Also applying lip balm prior matte lipstick application is required.

    Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Damned)

    I picked up this Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Damned. A deep burgundy shade. I am a huge fan of Kat Von D cosmetics so I had to at least sample one of the liquid lipsticks. Then again at a price of $20 each for 6.6mL/0.22 fl. Oz. I couldn’t justify myself buying all 46 shades at once. I just picked up a shade that looked perfect in the packaging and something that is not close to what I already own. The price is in the same range as several other brand liquid lipsticks on the market.
     

    I like dark vampy colours so I choose to go with this deep burgundish shade (Damned).

    Packaging

    The liquid lipstick comes in a clear plastic tube with a thin sponge doe foot applicator. The tip of the applicator allows you to precisely apply the liquid lipstick from one corner of your lips to the other. The flat edge of the applicator covers the surface of the lip as you swipe from left to right. The sponge does not pick up as many products so you might want to coat the lips 2-3 times to get that opaque pigmented, even application look.
     

    Pros

    Cons

    Not transferable
    Drying
    Highly pigmented
    Uneven application
    Non-sticky
    Messy (crack, feather…)
    Smooth application
    Easy to apply
    Buildable
    Blogger's Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer - Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

    The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick has a long lasting staying power with high pigmentation. It is kiss proof and non-transferable. Exactly what I look for in a matte lipstick. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is drying but not to the point that the lips feel dehydrated. The texture is lightweight and it glides on smoothly, however; I feel like the doe foot applicator sponge could be a bit thicker. Thick enough to pick up an ample amount of product to apply to lips. I had to coat my lips 2-3 times before I could get the product to look even on my lips. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick dried very fast between each application, the product did not felt sticky like some other liquid lipsticks neither was it messy on the lips. The liquid lipstick sits comfortably on the lips you will forget that it is even there. If you are gonna wear this Kat Von D liquid lipstick watch out for a little feathering especially if you eat greasy food or have dry lips. Eating anything oily will separate the liquid lipstick making it become messy.

     
    With the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, I was able to eat without this product smearing on my chin.

    Also, check out this blogger reviews on her selection of products.
     

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  • InMakeup

    MAC Heroine Lipstick Review and Lip Swatch

    MAC Heroine lipstick has a bright purple matte shade that can also be classified as deep plum. This MAC lipstick is housed in a standard MAC black tube packaging with a silver lining. The lipstick has this vanilla signature scent like the other MAC lip products.

    MAC Heroine Lipstick

    MAC Heroine Lipstick

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  • InBeauty

    Influenster Moda Voxbox Review

    Influenster Moda Voxbox
    Out of 7500 lucky Influensters I was lucky enough to be selected for the Influenster Moda Voxbox. This vox box included a slew of beauty goodies to be tried out. The Moda Voxbox was created for the beauty queens and fashionistas of Influenster Nation.  Moda (la moda) is a spanish word for fashion and style. This Influenster Moda voxbox featured eight products but I only received seven which I will tell you all about below:

    Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara: $5.49 – $5.99

    The broken heart shaped mascara was designed to reach inner lashes that might be hard to reach. The size of this Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rocki’ Curve mascara is huge; unlike the regular size slim designed mascara tubes. This mascara helps to lengthen lashes and it dries in no time.
    Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara

    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick: $6.99 – $7.49

    This lipstick is ultra creamy, moisturizing and it has a soft texture that will help the product to glide until lips smoothly. The colour payoff is very bold and intense, it will make your lips pop. The lipstick packaging is very sturdy, no smudging along the sides and it is easy to open and close. This Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick contains vitamin A, C and E to help care for lips. It is available in 24 shades.
    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner: $5.99 – $6.49

    This product should be used prior lipstick application. It is a clear lip liner that will help to define the lips and prevent lipstick colour from feathering. The lip liner is very soft as soon as I applied it to my lips the tip broke off, it can be scrolled up for further uses and it does not require a sharpener.
    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner

    Puffs SoftPack: 1 pack for $1.99 -$2.49 / 3 pack for 44.99 – $5.99

    This tissue is very soft and gentle towards the skin. I have used it to remove damp with water or lotion to remove makeup and it has proven it’s durability.
    Puffs SoftPack

    Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask: $14.99

    My hair is currently in a protective style so I am unable to test and give my honest review of this product. I will post my review in a later post. This product claims to condition and coat each strand of hair to help repair and smooth the protective outer layer. The formula helps to provide rich moisture protection from everyday styling for smooth, manageable hair while adding softness, smoothness and radiant sheen.
    Hair Food

    Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer: $5.99/$6.99

    My legs were very dry before I started my 1-week challenge using this moisturizer. It has helped to nourish

    and moisturized my dry legs making it look healthier than before.
    Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer

    Resource Spring Water: $1.49

    I loved the refreshing taste of this Resource Natural Spring Water, it has helped my body to keep and stay hydrated. It is a very good thirst quencher and I would surely recommend and purchase this item.
    Resource Spring Water
    Disclosure: I received these products from Influenster free for testing purposes.
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  • InBeauty

    Beauty Hacks / Tricks

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    A beauty hack is similar to a beauty trick. These beauty hacks can be very useful in any beauty situation. It will help you to save time, money, hassle in the morning or whenever going out and it will definitely make you look your best before you step out of the door.

    Follow these Simple Beauty Hacks 

    1. If you have hairy legs you can use conditioner as an alternative product for shaving your legs.
    2. Do you have those hideous scars that just won’t go away? Use a BB cream to cover scars and cellulite on your body. This will moisturize the area as well as cover up the blemishes.
    3. Are your brows just not staying in place? Use lip balm to tame brows and keep them under control.
    4. Do you have crusty feet that often times appears white, dry or cracked? Apply Vaseline overnight to feet and cover with socks to avoid dry, crack heels. 
    5. Did your favourite lipstick or limited edition lipstick just got broken and you don’t want to throw it out? Use a blow dryer to heat the lipstick and stick it back together, use your fingers to mold it and place in the freezer for it to set.
    6. To get matte lips, wanting the lipstick to last a little longer on lips or the lipstick has too much sheen. Place tissue over lips and blot with translucent powder this will remove sheen, making lips look more matte and lipstick will last longer.
    7. Prior to applying foundation rub a cube of ice gently over face, this will help to make your face have a natural glow and also helps to minimize pores.
    8. To remove eye makeup, apply lotion to tissue and wipe eyelid. Avoid lotion going inside eyes.
     
    Share your beauty hacks/tricks below in the comment box
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  • InMakeup

    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Review

    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

    Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

    My lips would get dry in the matter of no time after applying lipsticks whether matte, satin, frost etc. Even though there is a method for that I prefer to apply my lipsticks without the need to apply lip balms prior lipstick applications. Read more

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  • InBeauty, Skin Care

    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm Review

    Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm

    I bought this Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm specifically to be worn at night to heal my dry, thirsty cracked lips as I sleep and to be worn during the day. The texture of the balm is very soft as if it’s melting and it feels like Vaseline on the lips. The balm feels minty when first applied to the lips but it wears off in a minute. This lip balm is essential to soothe dry lips and it works overnight, you will wake up to a soft sheen lips instead of dry chapped lips. Smith’s Rose Lip Balm is very hydrating, it will last up to hours on your lips.

    The Many Purposes of Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm can be used for many multi-purposes it can also be used on the skin to heal irritation and soothes the sting of minor burns. I have yet to try it for those purposes. I might find it useful someday to use on dry ashy elbows and knees.
     
    Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm

    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

    What brought me to purchase this product was the good reviews that I read on Sephora’s website. I was initially looking for a lip balm that can soothe my lips during the night while I sleep. I was just tired of waking up to dry crack lips; exfoliating every time before I apply my favorite matte lipstick. Feeling the dryness under my lip and ending up with cracky lips whenever I apply lipstick.

    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm Packaging 

    The tin can be difficult to open but once you play around with it then you will get the hang of it. Just simply hold the bottom container and pull the lid until it’s completely off. By doing that you will have an easier access to getting the lid of the tin and using the product.
     
    What is your go-to lip balm?
    How do you prevent your lips from getting dry & crack? 
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  • InBeauty

    EOS Lip Balm Review




    EOS Lip Balm adds a light sheen to lips with a bit of flavour. The round sphere shape design of the packaging is unique in comparison to the regular twist up tube lip gloss and the pot lip balms that you’d have to dip your fingers in or use a lip brush to get the product out for usage.

    How to use EOS Lip Balm

    This lip balm can be use prior matte lipstick or tinted lip balm application. I wouldn’t recommend or use this lip balm before going to bed/while sleeping hence it will dry on my lips since it doesn’t produce the amount of sheen to keep my lips moist. 

     

    It can be use daily during the day to prevent dry chapped lips. I believe this product will last up to 3 – 6 months especially if used on a regular basis. I haven’t tried all the flavours and someday I hope I will. I have only collected two eos lip balm from the entire collection. Just the other day I was scrolling through Ulta’s website where I saw a trio set that I am hoping to buy next time I do some shopping online. The trio set has stripes going around the bulky sphere container while this regular eos lip balm comes in a variety of one solid colour whether red, yellow, green, pink etc.

     

    Are you an EOS lip balm collector?

    Which flavor do you like the most?

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  • InBeauty

    Sephora Employee (Friends & Family) Discount Haul

    The Sephora Friends and Family Employee discount started on Oct 16-29, the promo code was valid for 20% off your total purchase. I was lucky enough to receive a code from a Sephora employee to use towards my purchase. Each code is unique and can only be used once. Sephora will be extending the discount to BI, VIB and Rouge members before the year end, so if you did not get to take advantage of the first offer then you can try again.

    Anyhow I managed to get some items for myself that I have been considering to purchase. To complete my order I had to call Sephora’s customer care to place my order since my payment method was by 3 separate gift cards and the website only allows 2 with a different payment method. Below you can find the items I happened to purchase.

    Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm
    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

    I thought the reviews on Sephora’s website was interesting, so I decided on purchasing this lip balm. I’m looking for something that will work overnight as according to a personal review that was a major point. I will post my review about this lip balm in a later post.

    Occ Lip Tar
    OCC Lip Tar Trio Matte
    OCC Lip Tar
    OCC Lip Tar Matte Color Vivid: Harlot, Nylon & Trollop

    How could I resist not purchasing this exclusive limited edition OCC Lip Tar, after all they were already on sale…… These colours are so cute.

    Sephora Collection: Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener
    Sephora Collection: Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener
    Sephora Collection: Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener
    Image Source: Sephora

    A good sharpener is essential for all those slim eye/lip pencil, so this sharpener was my pick from the Sephora’s website…

    Beauty Blender Cleanser
    Beauty Blender Cleanser

    I have so many beauty blenders, so I definitely had to get a full size cleanser.

    Sephora Beauty Insider B'day Gift
    Sephora Beauty Insider B’day Gift
    Sephora Beauty Insider B'day Gift
    Make Up Forever Lipstick and Mascara

    Since October is my birthday month and I’m a Beauty Insider at Sephora I received this deluxe sample size lipstick and mascara complimentary from Make Up Forever.

    Givenchy Mascara Volume Extreme
    Givenchy Mascara Volume Extreme

    I redeem my Beauty Insider points for this Givenchy Mascara. Points are earned from purchased items, 100 points was use towards this item.

    Perfume Samples
    Perfume Samples

    I also scored 3 perfume samples, namely:

    1. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Muguet Peony Musk for her
    2. Burberry Brit Rhythm for her
    3. Gucci Guilty Black
    These perfume samples are good for my purse.
     
     
    What did you get with your 20% off coupon code?
    Did you splurge?
    Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider, VIB or Rouge?
     
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  • InBeauty

    Softlips Cube Review

    This softlips cube is my new addiction. After the first use, my lips felt very moisturizing with a tingling mint feeling and a lingering scent that no one could resist. The softlips cube offers a soft lip sheen and a sweet taste that will make your lips kissable. The packaging is small and cute, easy to carry around and has a unique cubed shape and crystal clear and pink container.

    softlips cube, lip balm, lip gloss

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