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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

British Sterling is Back with 2 Fab New Fragrances for Men

Have you ever walked by a guy and just fell in love with the fragrance they are wearing? Have you ever stopped a guy and asked what they were wearing so you could make sure to get some for the man in your life? Ya, me too! There are a few fragrances for men that I just love and today I want to share a brand that I knew about many years ago -okay I might be showing my age here. I was sent 2 bottles for my guys to check out.
The brand new British Sterling mens cologne, a favorite from the 70s (over 50 million sold!) is making a new comeback with two fantastic blends - H.I.M. Reserve and H.I.M. Private Stock. These are in large bottles, just right for daily use.

British Sterling H.I.M. ‘Reserve’ -- a provocative oriental blend of fresh citruses, bold spices and sensual woods - served up in the black bottle
British Sterling H.I.M. ‘Private Stock’ -- which showcases fresh citruses combined with crisp woods, aromatic spices and rich undertones - found in the white bottle

The two fragrances are launching with support from newly appointed spokesperson Brooke Sterling, the fragrance's spokesperson, who is teaching men how to make #SterlingChoices in her first "instructional" video. It is a humorous video that shows men what women like LOL
We all loved the H.I.M. Reserve in the black bottle. It is fresh and clean with a light scent every woman would love. My hubby ended up with this choice, but my son goes in and swipes it as often as possible! But that is not to say that the white H.I.M. Private Reserve is not as good. It is nice too.

As a woman that has to be smelling all of the fragrance around here, I love the citrus blends the best and these are just right. My son is 18 and definitely does not need a heavy cologne so these choices are right for him. And I am not one that enjoys a heavy fragrance at all. In fact, many colognes give me a headache, but these are light enough to enjoy and not over power.

Looking for something new for the guys in your life? Check these 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.