Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tips to Help Your Lipstick Last Longer

I love lip sticks and glosses alike and often combine both of them for a lovely look. One of the issues that can occur with many lipstick is the fact that they often do not wear a long time. It can be difficult and a pain to continually apply and reapply lipstick throughout the day.

Since I know I am not the only one that has frustration with this issue, I thought I would share some of the tips I use to keep that lipstick lasting longer.

Tips to Help Your Lipstick Last Longer


* Exfoliate Your Lips First - Once a week or so, exfoliate your lips so there is not dead skin or cracked skin. Keep those kisses soft!

* Outline your lips with a lip liner - Use one that is about the same color or slightly lighter to prevent the lipstick from bleeding.

* Fill in your lips with the liners as a primer - Using a lip primer will help keep the lipstick intact and lasting a lot longer.

* Use quality lipsticks
- Using a cheap brand can be some of the problem. Step up your quality and choose a lipstick that has a lot of pigment for a longer lasting wear.

* Layer your Lipstick Application - Apply your lipstick then blot and reapply for a long lasting wear. Add a touch of shine with a glossy lipstick or a touch of lip gloss to finish it.

* Don't chew on your lips of lick them often - Pay attention to how often you are chewing on your lips or licking them. That is a surefire way to reduce the pigment and increase wear and tear of your lipstick.

How many of these steps do you use in your beauty routine? Try adding these tips to help your lipstick last longer. They will help you rock that gorgeous smile!


image courtesy of stuart miles and freedigitalimages

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BeautyADDICTS Amazing In the Buff Neutrals for Summer

I have an olive complexion that sometimes makes it tough to find the right colors to match. After many years of using the wrong colors that just looked okay on me, I realized that neutrals are an awesome color choice and I am so thrilled that the range of neutrals is so much more that what it used to be! I am excited to share some gorgeous products I was able to review that takes the neutral range to the top, just in time for summer fashions.

If you love a nude look and a minimalistic approach to your makeup, check out these beauties to help boost your natural skin tone, creating a pretty and polished look with ease. Maintaining a simple, sunkissed look is trending for 2014 and I love these color ranges from BeautyADDICTS. Their In the Buff Neutrals are gorgeous!

BeautyADDICTS has many products that will compliment your complexion, whether you have fair, medium or dark skin ~ BeautifullLIPS in Shy, Toast and In The Buff ($18) - Glaze with rich, creamy color and infuse with intense hydration. Penetrating with vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba oil and other natural ingredients, this formula also plumps with Natural Peptides and stimulates collagen for a firmer, smoother more voluptuous lip.

These lipsticks are loaded with moisture and leave a lovely shine to your lips. I love the feel and the wear was good too. The colors are gorgeous and are just right for mixing with any of your favorite fashions for the summer.


Lip ADDICTION in Naked, Playmate and Addict ($17) - This creamy, high-shine lip gloss provides intense color, nourishing Vitamin E and Jojoba Butter, and plumps with peptides for smoother, fuller lips.

I love lip gloss but I am really picky about the gloss that I use. I hate sticky glosses! I was excited about these when I first tried them because there was no stickiness at all. They felt beautiful and I used them to add just a bit more shine to my lipstick too. I love the Playmate color. It has a slight pink tint to it that was perfect for my complexion.


Mineralsheer TINT SPF 20 ($32) The perfect "barely there glow" in seven natural shades. A mineral-based, oil-free, ultra-sheer tinted moisturizer with an SPF 20 to protect the skin while appearing flawless and radiant! An outstanding blend of ingredients like Ginseng Root Extract, and Vitamins A, C and E as powerful anti-oxidants. Your skin basks in sheer, gorgeous, safe color!

This tint is my new found favorite! I have tried so many tints over the years. The color blended wonderfully and it did not smear or run. Plus with an SPF 20, I do not have to add any other sunscreen. This can be used as a base to and works great that way!

BeautyADDICTS has so many more colors in this product line, so don't hesitate to check them out. The prices are good and the quality is great. Another plus for the mineral makeup lovers!


Disclaimer: Chris Carroll has personally reviewed the product listed above. She has not received any monetary compensation for her review but did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Bright Summer Nail Polish by SinfulColors

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to spoil yourself, treating yourself to a manicure, either at the nail salon or at home, is the way to go. There are pluses to both locations for sure, but one good reason to give yourself a mani and pedi at home is the awesome colors of nail polish that are available from SinfulColors Professional. This line knows quality is all about and the summer collections are to die for.

There are so many choices in the two newest collections for summer. I fell in love with so many of the colors! But the great thing is they are so inexpensive, there is no reason you cannot grab several and really have fun doing your nails. I was sent several bottles that I cannot wait to share with you!
The Full Throttle Collection is a bold and hot line that features five smoking shades for some summer fun. What is neat about this line is the texture has a bit of a rubbery feel to it and with a matte finish, the shades are awesome for layering or just enjoying as is. They apply nicely and dry rather quickly too. I used just one coat initially, but two looks much better and wears for a long time. These polishes seriously last over a week on me and that is with me typing for hours a day! I love this brand!

Full Throttle collection comes in the following fun shades:


Rain Rubber: A brilliant burnout blue
Burn Rubber: A fiery-fueled orange
Race Rubber: A powerful punch of purple
Rubber Ball: A passionate pit stop pink
Red Tired: A racy, radiant red

SinfulColors Full Throttle, $1.99 at Rite Aid in July 2014 and Walgreens for August 2014.

The second collection from SinfulColors Professional for this summer is the Silk + Satin line. This is a demi-matte silk texture line in beautiful summer brights that you will be reaching for time and again. I love the texture on this one. Matte finish, yet it is smooth to the touch. The polish from this line would be perfect to finish with a top coat and some glitter or crystals. There are 6 glorious shades in this collection.

The six silky hues from the Silk + Satin SinfulColors collection are:


Matte About Blue: A matte-nificent cornflower blue
Pipaya: A soft flash of coral
Prime Purple: A delicate dose of lilac
Real Teal: A quiet mermaid green
Silver Solution: A gentle, shimmering silver
Solar Flux: A subtle touch of yellow

SinfulColors Silk + Satin, $1.99 Walgreens and other mass retailers for July 2014.

When you need a pick me up, now there is no reason not to spoil yourself just a bit with some inexpensive, quality nail polishes from SinfilColors. There are a favorite of mine and will quickly become a favorite of yours too! Check them out.

Disclaimer:Chris Carroll has personally reviewed the product listed above. She has not received any monetary compensation for her review but did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.