Thursday, September 25, 2014

TOP FIVE FALL LIPSTICKS 2014

Its always fun to partake in fall trends although we are stuck in a perpetual summer, with that said here are my top five lip products for fall..


Left to Right: MAC Heroine, MAC RiRi Woo, Jordana Matte Lipstick in Eggplant, LA Girl Creme Lipstick in Inspiration NYX Lipgloss in True Red 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Beauty on a Budget| DIY Coffee Body Scrub

I am one for affordable beauty remedies, one such remedy that I love and have been incorporating in my beauty regime is a coffee scrub. Research has shown that the caffeine in coffee is excellent on the skin but only when applied topically in the form of said scrub or in a cream. Coffee has great exfoliating properties both mechanically and chemically and will result in smooth, soft radiant skin  and its been known to reduce the appearance of  cellulite on the skin.


INGREDIENTS 

1. Ground Coffee
2. Brown sugar
3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4. Jojoba oil ( Optional)
Simply mix the ingredients in a small bowl  and  VoilĂ  you're done


The brown sugar has glycolic acid so it is also going to act as a chemical exfoliant as well, this coupled with  the moisturizing properties of the olive oil and jojoba oil makes for one inexpensive effective scrub as it does leave my skin soft and supple not too sure about the cellulite reducing properties but I will continue to use it nevertheless.



The next time you are about to discard your coffee dregs consider using it to make a scrub
I hope you found this post helpful
Thanks as always for stopping by 
RoXy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tutorial | Everyday Neutral Eye


                 

Two days ago I posted a tutorial on how to achieve an easy everyday neutral eye that's excellent for  beginners, you can view the video below and also the products used to achieve the overall look





FACE 
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
L'oreal True Match Foundation in Cocoa
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Dark Deep and Dark
Covergirl Bronzer Ebony Bronze Contour (my obsession at the moment)
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer ( fawn)- Highlight
Ben Nye  Powder Topaz  Highlight
Ioni Cosmetics (Goddess) -Blush
Palladio Bronzing Powder- (Illuminating Tan) -highlight
 EYES
LA Girl Gel Liner ( Dark Brown)
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream - Honey-( brow  definition)
La Femme Blush -Sienna ( Crease/Transitional shade used to smoke out lower lashline
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Bronze ( Lid)
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette ( Bronze shade on lid)
Caboodles Eyeshadow in Current Affair ( Brow Highlight)
Wet n Wild  Gel Liner -Little Black Dress ( smudged on the lower lashline)
LA Girl Fineline Liner Black
L"Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes ( Black)
Maybelline The Rocket VolumExpress mascara
LIPS
MAC Velvet Teddy
NYX Prune Lip Liner
NYX Lip gloss Pink Natural

I hope you found this post helpful and enjoyed my first youtube tutorial
Thanks as always for stopping by
RoXy

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Style Crush- Jennifer Lopez




Jennifer Lopez was in mind when the term "age like fine wine" was coined, from her skin to her impeccably toned legs this woman has defied the  aging process in its entirety. J Lo at age 45 shows no signs off extinguishing her hotness especially in the fashion department, she is  always immaculately dressed and in her chameleon like ways she can pull off  a demure look or a  sizzling sexy number very well as you can see from the collage above.

Are you a fan of J Lo's fashion?
Leave your thoughts below
Thanks as always for reading
RoXy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review -LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint

LA Girl Cosmetics has just been exceeding everyone's expectation in terms of providing quality products at an affordable price.My love for the brand was solidified with my discovery of the LA Pro HD Concealer in the latter part  2012 and now I found LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint.

 Top-Coy, Bottom-Hot Mess




Product Features:The LA Girl Glaze Lip Paint packaging promises super,intense pigmentation of a lipstick with the finish and ease of  application of a lip gloss.

Overall Experience: I am happy to report that I do love everything about these lip paints and they remind of an affordable version of the OCC liptars. In terms of pigmentation they are highly pigmented and extremely opaque,they are not sticky and literally glides on effortlessly on the lips with a cooling senstation due to the peppermint oil infused in the formula.The colour selection is amazing as there are over 18 shades now available so you should  find a shade to your liking.My only real issue with the lip paints is the availability (in Jamaica that is).I purchased my tubes in a beauty supply store overseas for US$1.99 excluding taxes, however in Jamaica when I attempted to locate them I only saw one wholesale in Downtown Kingston carrying them for  JMD 400 a tube, which is rather inconvenient if you ask me.Overall I highly recommend these lip paints especially for the budding makeup artist as they are affordable, highly effective and the colour range is extensive.

Have you tried my any of the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints?
If  you have share your thoughts below
Thanks as always for reading
RoXy

Friday, September 12, 2014

CURRENT FAVOURITES

Its Friday and what better way to kick off the weekend than with a blog post dedicated to the beauty products that I have had on rotation for quite some time now.Some of these products are old while others are recent acquisitions that are absolutely amazing and will be on my repurchase list in the future, without further ado take a gander at my current beauty favourites video ranging from makeup to body care...this is by no means a review.



Products Mentioned

1.Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention Shampoo
2.Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative conditioner 
3.ELF  Flawless Concealer Brush
4.ELF Complexion Brush
5.ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
6.IONI Cosmetics Blush in Goddess
7.MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick
8.NYX Lipgloss in Pink Natural
9.MAC Heroine
10.Jordana Lip Liner in Deep Purple
11.LA Girl Lipglaze in Coy*
12.Palladio Baked Bronzer ( Illuminating Tan)*
13.NYX Eyeshadow Trio ( Copper Bronze Rust)
15.OPI Kreme de la Kremlin Nail Polish
16.Bath and Body Works Fragrance Mist in Velvet Sugar
17.ELF Oil Blotting Sheets ( not pictured)


Were any of these products your favourite as well?
Leave your thoughts below
RoXy

* Detailed Reviews Coming Soon

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nail Polish Picks for Fall


Happy Wednesday Guys,

In my absence from the blogging community I have accumulated quite a bit of beauty products including nail polishes, with summer behind us it is now the perfect time to bust out my nail polish selections for this A/W season...   

                                                                      
                                                                                         From Left to Right
 Nails and cuticle are current recovering from months of acrylic usage hence the current state
  • Pink by Victoria's Secret 'Blue My Mind'-A bold cobalt blue nail lacquer is sure to get your talons noticed.
  • MILANI 'Heather'- A purple/mauve nail polish is one of Milani's new additions for 2014 and is perfect for the working girl or student  who prefers a muted manicure.
  • OPI 'Kreme de la Kremlin'-This polish is rose toned /brownish nude which  is appropriate for all seasons, this shade was apart of Russian Collection by OPI and has been discontinued, however there are tons of other comparable shades on the market.
  • Love Charlotte XO by Color Club-This nameless duo chrome moss/olive green lacquer is the perfect pop of colour for the days ahead.
  • Rimmel London Salon Pro 'Red Award'-  Black cherry nail polish is the quintessential fall colour and should be in every nail polish lover arsenal.I
What are your nail polish picks for fall?
Leave your thoughts below
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

School/Workplace Appropriate Makeup

Hi Everyone,

Its been quite a while since I last updated this space which was due to circumstances beyond my control. Today I would like to talk to you about something that is truly an addiction/passion of mine...makeup. I am going to share with you a look that's quite fitting for the typical college girl or the working woman who wants to look put together but not excessively overdone, please bear in mind that flawless makeup requires patience and also utilizing the right tools , my favourite tools to use to ensure that my foundation looks like skin are the beauty blender, the Real Techniques line of brushes and my favourite finishing spray.This look is very "natural" and  minimalistic  which is quite ironic because numerous products were used to achieve it nevertheless I am very pleased with the outcome...


PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN ARTIFICIAL LIGHT WITH FLASH WITH NO FILTERS

FACE 
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
Estee Lauder Doublewear in Sandalwood/Revlon Colorstay Cappuccino 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Dark Deep
Covergirl Bronzer Ebony Bronze Contour (my obsession at the moment)
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer ( fawn)- Highlight
Ben Nye  Powder Topaz  Highlight
Ioni Cosmetics (Goddess) -Blush
Palladio Bronzing Powder- (Illuminating Tan) -highlight
 EYES
Milani Easybrow Pencil ( Dark Brown)
MAC Brow Set  (Girl Boy)
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream - Honey-( brow  definition)
La Femme Blush -Sienna and Russet ( Crease)
Wet n Wild  Gel Liner -Little Black Dress  ( winged out and smudged on the lower lashline)
Ruby Kisses Eyeshadow Duo- Pink Tweed (Red Brown shade used to smoke out lower lashline)
Maybelline The Rocket VolumExpress mascara
LIPS
MAC Velvet Teddy
NYX Lip gloss ( Pink Natural and Apricot)

Thank you so much for visiting and stay tuned for more posts

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