Makeup Look Of The Week.

Makeup Look Of The Week

Primer:

Smashbox – 24 Hour Photo Finish Primer – Click here.

Benefit Cosmetics  – The Porefessional – Click here.

Face:

MAKE UP FOR EVER – Ultra HD Concealer – In R30 – Click here

MAKE UP FOR EVER – Pro Sculpting Brow Palette – Brown to Black – Click here.

PÜR – Afterglow Illuminating Powder – Click here.

KKW Beauty – CRÈME CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT KIT MEDIUM – Click here.

NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 in Medium Beige – Click here.

URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – Click here.

Eyes:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner – Click here.

MAYBELLINE – The City Mini Palette Chill Brunch Neutrals – Click here.

Lips:

BUXOM Full-On™ Lip Cream – Click here.

Makeup look: @brilliantb_makeup (local to northern VA)

 

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Sunflowers & Stilettos | Pretty in Pink Megan | A Sparkle Factor | Miss Molly Moon | Classy Sassy
Andrea Bai | Nashville Wifestyles | Pineapple and Prosecco | Lipgloss and Crayons | Kelly Towart
A Beautiful Inspiration | Bright on a Budget | Styled by Nelli | Le Fab Chic | Topknots and Pearls
Olivia Shea Style | By Brittani Lauren | By Lauren M | Twenties Girl Style | House of Loren

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CLARINS – NEW Double Serum! Must Have Product!

I’ve partnered today with Clarins to bring you the newest, latest and greatest product release! I’m thrilled to be able to get my hands on their Double Serum. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, they took the number one seller + cult-favorite Double Serum and gave it a face lift. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a skin-care junkie! I have tested this product for 7 days so far and my results are below, yes results after 7 days. I couldn’t believe it either, but believe it!

It’s very important to know what ingredients are in the products you want to use. Below I’ll be breaking down what ingredients are in the Double Serum and what the benefit is for your skin. These things together provide 5 key functions that will help change your skin for the better.

  1. Regeneration
  2. Oxygenation
  3. Nutrition
  4. Hydration
  5. Protection

Regeneration: Red Jania, Green banana, Avocado, Myrothamnus: helps promotes skin firmness, visibly minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.

Oxygenation: Teasel, Organic Goji Berries, Beautyberry (sounds like I need to have a bush of these haha) Horse Chestnut: Boosts radiance, visibly tones and energizes.

Nutrition: Kiwi, Mary’s Thistle: Enhances cellular nutrition and promotes absorption of nutrients for healthy-looking skin.

Hydration: Leaf of Life, Quinoa, Marsh Samphire, Cocoa Tree: Powers the skin’s natural hydration and supports the skin’s natural barrier function.

Protection: Mango Tree, Hyang Qi, Ginger Lily, Edelweiss: Helps protect cells from oxidative stress and fights free radicals.

I know thats a lot of information to read, but if you’re putting something on your skin daily, you need to know how it’s helping your skin, why and which ingredients are involved.

My thoughts on the product after trying for one week is below! Yes, this is what you’ve been waiting for!

I use the Double Serum for 7 days straight, night and day as my second step in my skincare routine. I have seen some great results. I do have issues with my pores, breakouts and un-even skin tone. I have seen a major change in the texture of my skin and pores.  By day 3 and 4 my skin felt smoother!! By day 7 I am seeing a slight improvement in my skin tone, which will probably take using the product a little more but seeing any sort of change has really made me excited to see the results after a month. Like anything else, some will see results quicker than others. So with that being said, I will continue to add Double Serum into my routine.

One of my favorite hidden features about this product that I truly think is such an amazing feature; they gave it double chamber packaging! You might be thinking, “What is that?” Well! Let me tell you! Depending on what type of day your skin is having or even what season of the year it is, you can do a tiny drop or a power shot of serum.

Tiny Drop: Combination to oily skin, warm, humid climate (Summer time).

Power Shot: Normal, dry or sensitive skin, cold/dry climates (Winter time).

See the photo above from their website and the one below from mine.

The two indents on top, you can see two different sized drops.

One of my favorite aspects of the Double Serum is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily, I’ve tried plenty that have. It felt as though my skin was feeding on the serum, drank it right up and left my skin looking refreshed and radiant. I will continue with this serum and give you all an update later on my Instagram page.

Clarins has me hooked and now a believer. All opinions are my own!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Keeping My “Me-Time” Daily With Aveeno.

 

Everyday I take a few minutes in the morning and before bed to care for myself, my skin and my mind. Aveeno® is encouraging women to take a “moment for me” each day to recharge so they look and feel their best. To me, that’s so important! We often forget to stop, take a minute and care for ourselves in our busy day! I’m thankful for partnering up with Aveeno today to share this important message and a fun giveaway below.

Light a candle, read a book and enjoy the Aveeno skin care I’m about to go over below! It’s a needed “me-time” kinda day, everyday!

I was just able to try the Aveeno® Positively Radiant® 60 Second In-Shower Facial which is amazing! Who doesn’t have 60 seconds to clean your skin while also brightening. Also, the scent is super soft and refreshing, it’s the perfect way to start or end your day.

I keep the Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion with the pump on my office desk, working non-stop on my computer and phone tends to dry my hands out which it’s an easy go-to pump for a quick relief on my hands. Sometimes I even catch Carl sneaking some! It’s perfect for men or women.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Vanilla & Oats is something I keep in my skincare cabinet. After I shower I apply the body yogurt all over my skin. I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin leaving a silky finish that isn’t greasy. The hint of vanilla is my favorite! I’ve loved the smell of vanilla since I was a child, reminds me of those candles my grandma used to burn.

We all have busy days. Whether we are running errands, at working having a crazy day or trying to run your own business while chasing your children. Whatever it is, please remember to take some time each morning and night for yourself. If we don’t take time for ourselves to give some self-love we can’t be the best version of ourselves.  I’m a firm believer in order to be able to give love, we have to love ourselves. In every aspect! Don’t you agree?

I hope while reading this blog post you realize how you must take a few minutes for yourself every day and take care of your mind, body and soul! Treat yourself to some Aveeno and you will see such a huge improvement on how your skin feels. I would love to hear below how you take time for yourself!

Also, For a chance to win the ultimate “me time” wellness retreat for two and a year’s supply of Aveeno products, check out the Aveeno #MomentForMe contest here: https://ooh.li/adb710d
xx, Tonya Michelle

 

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Let’s Go To Target x Formula 10.0.6

I partnered up with Formula 10.0.6 today to shop at TARGET! Woo Hoo! Dream come true right? Yes, I think so. I’ve been using Formula 10.0.6 for almost a year now and I’m such a fan of their affordable skin care. Not only is the product great, their packaging is fun and it doesn’t break the bank! Raise your hand if that makes you as excited as I am! *Raises Hand* Let’s dive in!!

I was sent the products above to review. I have already been a fan of their “Pores Be Pure” mud mask, their “Best Face Forward” cleanser and their “Get Your Glow On” Peel Mask! I love how they come in mini travel sizes, so convenient. I was also sent their P.M. Perfector & Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer. Below you’ll find my full on reviews and direct links to purchase if you’d like to buy online from Target. I also picked up 2 products they didn’t send me cause I ran out.

Formula 10.0.6 Heritage:

Getting me to go to Target isn’t a hard task. I promise, haha. I had a blast looking through all the Formula 10.0.6 products but before diving in, I wanted to give you little background about Formula 10.0.6. I bet you didn’t know they first were born in 1933!! Yes, you read that right. 1933.

1950 they first hit Seventeen magazine and they took off!

1969 Candice Bergen is modeling for Formula.10.0.6 in their ads!

1970 Formula 10.0.06 goes global!

1978 First commercial launched!

1980 Popularity sky rockets!

1990 Redo their packaging that is a huge hit with teens!

2009 Bright packaging is made along with products that help kill blemishes.

2014 Launches new masks to help cover all skin types.

NOW excelling at perfecting troubled skin, sold at Ulta and Target.

Now the fun begins!!!! Let’s take these products home and try them out. Who’s ready?

First up!

The Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer, P.M. Perfector and Best Face Forward Cleanser.

Best Face Forward – Daily Foaming Cleanser: The cleanser goes a long way! It foams which is my favorite, you can use this twice a day and don’t have to worry about your skin drying out. It’s gentle on your skin yet cleans!! Exactly what it needs to do, leaving your skin feeling fresh. Also I’m a fan of passionfruit scent. It’s priced at $5.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE

Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer: I love how it smells SO fresh. Reminds me of my childhood when I used to snap open an aloe leaf and use it on my face. A huge plus for me is how it’s oil-free. It’s $6.99! Direct link to shop, click HERE.

P.M. Perfector Overnight Hydrating Cream: My new favorite is the overnight cream. As soon as I opened it I was in love. The smell is amazing! It goes on great, doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. I use about a quarter size for my whole face. It’s priced at $8.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Let’s talk MASKS!

I use a mud mask twice a week, sometimes three depending on if my skin is freaking out or not. The peel mask is totally fun, yep, FUN! 

Deep Down Detox – Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask: I’m CRAZY about mud masks, they are hands down my favorite. It’s perfect for a quick fix, it dries quickly, you can leave on for 10 mins and rinse! It’s the perfect quick mask that does the job. Also, smells like fresh oranges!!! Win – Win. It’s $6.99 Direct link to shop, click HERE.

Get Your Glow On – Peel Mask: Leaves your skin feeling amazing!! Removes dead skin and helps unclog those pores. Also as I said above, it’s fun to peel off! It’s priced at $6.99. Direct link to shop, click HERE.

They also have cute travel sized products too! Great for your bag or getting through TSA.

Click here to see all the products you can purchase at Target online or visit your local store in the skincare isle to find them!

Hope you give Formula 10.0.6 a try, Your skin and wallet will be happy!

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Stay Fresh With SweetSpot Labs!

This weather has been SO hot and humid lately, it’s a little out of control. The one thing that is super important to me is staying fresh! That means my ENTIRE body. Whether I’m at the gym and need to freshen up from sweating or if it’s that time of the month and the “sweet spot” needs to be fresh as well. There’s nothing better than feeling fresh, clean and also smelling good! Luckily, I found SweetSpot Labs at Walmart. My favorite scent is their Coconut-Lime. For under $6 you can’t be it.

I picked up the gentle wash and on-the-go-wipes! The gentle wash stays in my master bath and my on-the-go-wipes stay in my bag. I honestly picked up other for my car and gym bag. You truly never know when you’ll get stuck in a hot day or in a unexpected situation with mother nature.

I love SweetSpot Labs products for so many reasons but a few very important ones besides my own opinions are because they are sulfate free, alcohol free, natural and gentle!  It won’t irritate your sweet spot because it’s pH balanced and glycerin free. It’s a one-stop-shop for your cleansing rituals since you only need one shower product to cover every part of you. Keep your pH balance in place and also do it the gentle way.

Gym bag is packed and I’m off! I hope you take staying fresh into your own hands and add SweetSpot Labs into your daily routine just like I do. You can shop directly online by clicking here.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Mineral Mud Mask For Clear Skin; Vivo Per Lei.

“Mineral Mud Mask, twice a week for clear skin” — that’s exactly what my esthetician told me and it’s truly been working. I have acne prone skin, sadly and it’s my job to find ways to make it easier on me and my skin. I recently received the Mineral Mud Clay Mask from Vivo Per Lei and I’m in love!

I love a mask that goes on thick, I feel like it’s able to dissolve impurities easier and faster as well as wash away the dirt inside my pores. I purchased a foundation brush to use for applying my face masks and it’s helped me not waste so much product as well as a cleaner application!

How To Use: Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Apply all over face and neck, avoiding eyes, mouth and hairline. Allow 15-20 minutes to completely dry before massaging warm water onto mask to loosen. Rinse clean with warm water and pat dry. For optimal results, use once to twice weekly.

It’s under $20! To learn more and to purchase click HERE

“Vivo Mineral Mud Clay Mask helps to transform a dull, congested or troubled complexion to reveal refreshed radiance. Combining the powerfully detoxifying benefits of Kaolin Clay, Bamboo Charcoal and a bevy of anti-aging extracts, this botanical-based spa quality treatment helps to target clogged pores and excess oil, dissolving away impurities to leave you with clearer looking skin and a renewed luminosity of youthfulness.” – Vivo Per Lei

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xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post is sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Get The Glow with JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourSunshine #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias

Don’t you love having a gorgeous tan? I know I do. How about having a tan that can last all year ’round yet not cause your skin to have any skin damage or wrinkles. Well I’ve been using Jergens® lotions for years and I’m honored to be partening up with them to share their newest product!

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer!

It’s truly so important to take care of your skin, especially from the sun. Which makes it super hard to get that nice glow without sun damage.  You can get gradual, natural-looking color which has now never been easier, thanks to with Jergens® Natural Glow® Wet Skin Moisturizer. I use the Medium to Tan formula. What’s the coolest part?! You use this in the shower!!

Whats another amazing thing about Jergens Natural Glow? It WILL NOT stain your towels as the DHA (the ingredient that creates the color) interacts with the proteins in your skin but there are no proteins in your towels! Amazing right? Won’t stain your bed sheets or clothing either. WIN!!

They have two different color based products:

1.Fair To Medium

2. Medium To Tan

JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer Fair to Medium link to purchase from Walmart is located here.

Some Tips & Tricks:

Apply on wet skin immediately after showering.

Towel dry as normal—this is key to achieving streak-free, natural-looking color.

Use daily in place of your regular moisturizer to achieve beautiful, natural-looking color and then use every other day to maintain your color.

Use to maintain and extend the color from the sun or other sunless tanners.

You will start to see color after 3-5 days! I see mine after 3 days. 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. I would love to discuss how you can get your color the safe way by also moisturizing your skin at the same time.

 

You can it at the last isle of the cosmetics department! See below where mine was:

xx, Tonya Michelle

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May Ipsy VS Sephora Play

I finally have time to do one of these monthly! Lately I’ve been leaning more towards the Sephora Play monthly subscription VS the Ipsy. I feel Ipsy used to try a little harder and have been slipping for awhile. You also get one more product in PLAY! than you do in Ipsy. What do you guys think?? Below you’ll find each product linked and which ones I liked the best. Feel free to comment below if you tried any of these with your thoughts as well.

MAY 2017 – Play By Sephora

Christophe Robin – Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Scrub: Smells like heaven, it’s for your scalp! Rub this into you hair while showering. It’s made my hair SUPER soft and has helped with all the swimming I’ve been doing lately. It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it!

Sunday Riley – Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser: Honestly didn’t really do much for me. I personally think it’s a little over priced. I don’t care for the smell too much either.

TreStique – Highlight Stick: it’s does exactly what it’s supposed to do! Leave those cheek bones looking on fleek. Yes, I said fleek. I’d recommend this.

Replica Perfume – Beach Walk: so I’m officially hooked and I bought the full size right after spraying this on myself. Carl looked at me and goes “Ohhhhh” – Click. Bought. Paid for. Haha!

Nude Stix – Matte Lip Color: Personally not a huge matte fan but this got great reviews on Sephora.com

I rate May PLAY! By Sephora to be a 8/10 – only because I didn’t use the Nude Stix and I’m not a huge fan of the Clay Cleanser by Sunday Riley.

Below are the links to shop the products:

 

 

MAY 2017 Ipsy

Luxie Brush- Precision Foundation Brush: Hands down on of my favorite companies for brushes. They don’t shed & they keep their form. Worth every dollar! I love when Ipsy includes these.

Direct website to purchase: here

Benefit Cosmetics- “Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel”: It works great! Doesn’t make your brows too drastic, I just wish they wrote what shade I got on my sample size.

HEMPZ- Pomegranate Herbal Body Moisturizer: Smells amazing, I used to use this a lot when I was in college. It’s long lasting and great for dry skin.

TRESTIQUE MATTE COLOR & SHINY BALM LIP CRAYON: Personally not a fan of matte lips but their products are really great. I like how they usually do more than one thing. You could use for lips and cheeks!

K. Voss Macaroon Lip Balm: Smells beyond amazing and feels great on the lips. Only down fall is that I wish it was in a chapstick form, it’s messy for on the go.

Direct website for K.Voss: here

I rate the MAY Ipsy bag a 6/10. The functionality of these things just don’t work for me personally. 

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

 

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HiMirror Plus is a game changer!

I’ve always wanted my own beauty and health consultant, haven’t you?! I mean wouldn’t that be the dream?! Having the ability to check your skin daily, tell you what you should do to fix it? Well you can now have that for WAY less than you ever thought! I was lucky enough to try out the new HiMirror! You might be like, wait what? A mirror? “Whats the HiMirror?” Well, I’m here to tell you!

“HiMirror is the world’s first mirror that can help you analyze your skin, track your skin care in terms of effectiveness and so much more. HiMirror is capable of assessing your skin’s condition including wrinkles, fine lines, complexion, dark circles, dark spots, red spots, and pores so that you can take action to improve your skin’s look, feel, and healthiness!”

This might sound complicated to set up or put together but luckily its not! It comes with directions that are clearly stated and shows you how to do each step. See below!

HiMirror records all the information every time you analyze your skin, so it can keep track of progress, allowing you to evaluate how well your skincare products are working.  All the data is anonymous and secure, just so you know!! Also, With the latest auto firmware update, users can now change the interface color Settings > Set Theme and there are several media center updates, including the ability to record video messages for yourself.

Customers can now also purchase a stand for their mirror in the shop for $12.99. (I just ordered mine!)

You can also use this as your makeup mirror! Today I used it to get better lighting for when I applied my concelear. I will now be rearranging my office to make my new makeup desk and my HiMirror will be included! I will be using use this daily to help myself understand what my skin needs and wants me to improve. It’s truly amazing how far we’ve came in technology and if I can have my own personal skin consultant then sign me up!!

 

Direct link to their website for more information and to purchase is here ;

use discount code D5BTU for 5% off!

Hi Mirror Social Media Accounts:

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Follow them to see others experiences and more information!

xx, Tonya Michelle

 

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

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Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask Review

Ok, I have to start by saying I use 3-4 masks a week and this one has by far exceed my expectations. I personally love a clay mask that tingles and tightens! It makes me feel like it’s actually working! Who’s with me? So, who’s the brand? It’s called Sand and Sky – It’s an Australian brand and it’s under $60 to purchase. It’s a 4-in-1 mask, Made with Australian Pink Clay and botanicals!! It’s worth every dollar and to be honest, I’d pay more after trying it!

All you need is 10 mins to change how your skin feels!!!

No nasties, no parabens, and cruelty-free.

DETOXIFY; DRAW THE BAD STUFF OUT

Impurities
Toxins
Pollutants
Pigmentation clusters
+

BRIGHTEN; UNLEASH YOUR NATURAL GLOW

Regenerate skin cells
Stimulate collagen
Create a defence shield
Prevent free radical damage

One of my favorite things about this brand and mask is how it comes with a BRUSH. Small idea, HUGE game changer. Most brands don’t include one, which they need to get onto the brush bus asap because I don’t want to use my own and I’m 100% not using my fingers. We’re trying to keep our fingers off our skin, right ladies and gents? Yes! So big props to them for adding this adorable brush.

In the photos above showing the mask on my face you can see how it goes on pink and then turns white once it hardens and dries. I love this color changing process because it also helps you know when the mask has fully dried. It also gets tighter on your skin once dried, personally — my fav! My pores did seem smaller after just once us, I will give this mask a try twice a week and see my results. I know when reading the review it was said that 93% people see results after their first mask. Guess we can just add myself to that total!

For more information on the mask & how to purchase click here.

If you have ANY questions feel free to send me a direct message on Instagram or send me an email; tonyamichelle26@hotmail.com – I think you’ll love this mask as much as I do if you’re a mask fan!!

Follow them on social media & tag your photos!!

Sand & Sky Instagram

Sand & Sky Facebook

xx, Tonya Michelle

This post was sponsored by Sand & Sky but ALL opinions and thoughts are 100% mine. I truly enjoyed this product and only shared because I believe in them as well. 

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