Monthly Archives: June 2015

Vacation Beauty Stash

Hello folks. I just got back from vaca at the beach yesterday and decided to let my peoples know what I brought beauty wise. i was there for a whole much needed week and this is what I brought:

Olay facial clothes in combo/oily skin
Olay facial clothes in combo/oily skin

I used this to wash my face in the am after my shower. This cloth is better for you skin than facial wipes because it does not pull on the skin. it has cleanser built into the mesh cloth that foams when you get the cloth gets wet. It also is a light exfoliated which is perfect for the skin when you are going to be in the sun. After washing my face, I rinse the cleanser out and use the cloth to clean the cleanser off my face. Perfect travel essential.

Peter Lamas Detoxifying citrus facial cleanser
Peter Lamas Detoxifying citrus facial cleanser

I use this cleanser at night to detoxify the skin and the citrus has antioxidants which is much needed afar laying and shopping in the sun. I got this sample in my tipsy bag and wanted to try it. Vaca was the perfect time to try it because it’s a sample size to its great for travel. I really like his cleanser and my face felt so clean and fresh after using it.

*not pictured is the rosewater I used as a toner. I didn’t take a pic of it because it lives in a generic spray bottle that I transferred it to because the original bottle doesn’t have a spray and it can leak.

Lancome Absolue Precius oil
Lancome Absolue Precius oil

This oil was my face moisturizer for day and night. It’s very light and great for all skin types. Face oils nourish and hydrate dry skin and moisturize and reduces oil production in oily skin. This Lancome oil is luxury at its finest.

Lancome Bienfait multi vital eye
Lancome Bienfait multi vital eye

I use this eye cream during the day. It has SPF 28 and is very creamy and moisturizing for under the eye and on the lid.

ELF BB Cream in Medium
ELF BB Cream in Medium

With using oil as my moisturizing, adding bb cream that has moisture in it as well is not to much because the face oil is so light. This bb cream has SPF 20 which is great for the hot weather and lightweight.

ELF translucent matifying powder
ELF translucent matifying powder

Lightweight powder with no added color is great for summer so you won’t look cake or overdone. This is great for setting my bb cream and to touch up shiny areas on the face.

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This was the perfect vaca essential. It gave me a great bronzed look on the cheeks and around my hairline. it really warmed up my skin. I will be adding this to my everyday simple makeup look.

Clinique lash powder mascara
Clinique lash powder mascara

This mascara is great for hot summer days. It doesn’t make you lashes crunchy, doesn’t flake, and easy to remove at night.

C.O. Bigalow rose salve
C.O. Bigalow rose salve

I use this on my lips day and night. This is great to keep lips moisturized. The sun can really dry out the lips and this was a lifesaver.

Josie Maran Whipped argan oil illuminating body butter
Josie Maran Whipped argan oil illuminating body butter

This body butter give an amazing glow on the skin. The small light reflecting properties makes your legs and arms glow all day. It is super hydrating and keeps skin plump and soft.

Ponds cold cream moisturizer
Ponds cold cream moisturizer

This was great for my poor little sunburnt shoulders and forehead. It keeps moisture in my skin and kept me from peeling like a snake.

top: Nyx brow wax pencil bottome: IT Cosmetics your brows but better pencil in universal taupe
top: Nyx brow wax pencil
bottome: IT Cosmetics your brows but better pencil in universal taupe

These two are a match made in brow heaven. They kept my brows in order!! Love these everyday especially on hot humid days because your brows won’t budge.

Top: Aqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani Bottom: Amore by Vince Comuto
Top: Aqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Bottom: Amore by Vince Camuto

These two are my favorite summer scents. I reached for amore more than aqua di gio but I love them both. P.S I had to make sure I spelled Giorgio correctly cause Kim K got down right embarrassed by the company by spelling it wrong lol. I have a lot of typos in my blogs but this will not be one of them.

Well folks thats all of the beauty stash items that I brought to me to the beach. Now I did have soap, doe , and toothpaste but this is beauty items only. If you want to see the toiletries that I brought just comment and I will make another post. Thank you all for stopping by. And you are always welcome to come back.

Smooches

Kim B

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Current Night Time Routine

Since4 I’ve changed my Night time routine a little I decided to share. Some things are still a little too knew to tell if it will be holy grail status but when it do y’all will be the first to know!!! So lets jump into it shall we.

April Cold Cream Cleanser
April Cold Cream Cleanser
After a full face or semi full face of makeup I love to use a cold cream cleanser to break down my makeup. It gets off my eye makeup like a dream. Now my holy grail cold cream is the ponds. The newest version of a cold cream are called milky or cream cleansers. But i like to keep it old school. My grandma used it so I will too.

Olat Total Effects Blemish Control cleanser
Olat Total Effects Blemish Control cleanser
This is brand new to me. I’ve only used it about three times but so dear so good. It has my trusty salicylic acid in it so I’m happy. It claims to have 7 anti aging benefits which are: deep cleaning, blemish minimization, fine line appearance reduction, pore appearance refinement, gentle purification, healthy radiance, and skin softness. I don’t know about all of that but I do know is my skin does feel very clean and since I’m older I reach for more anti aging products more often. It smells good, it was on sale, and it makes my skin feel squeaky clean without it feeling tight. So that’s a win in my book.

Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner
Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner
This has been my tried and true Acne toner for years!!! I go back to it every summer to keep my skin in line. Mary Kay don’t advertise it but it is still in their order book. It’s kinda like a special order thing but I love it. And it last forever.

Bliss incredi-'peel'
Bliss incredi-‘peel’!
This brand is in high end spas all over the place and now you can buy it at ulta and Kohls for an at home spa experience. This is their spa strength glycolic resurfacing pads. Targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, retextures, and soothes skin. I’ve only used this for two nights and it’s really nice. My skin is very soft and plump after using this. There is 30 individually wrapped wipes in each box. you apply after you cleanse and tone your face, and you don’t wash it off. so it works all night until you wash your face in the morning.

Lancome Muti vital night cream
Lancome Muti vital night cream
This is my favorite night cream. It’s adds perfect moisture to my skin.

Clinique repairwear laser focus eye cream
Clinique repairwear laser focus eye cream
I really notice a difference in my under eye makeup when I don’t use this eye cream. It’s great for moisturizing my under eye and keeping my fine lines at bay. And it prevents my concealer from creasing.

Malin+Goetz mojito lip balm
Malin+Goetz mojito lip balm
This is a really thick moisturizing lip balm. I really like it. My lips still feel good in the morning.

Thank you all for stopping by and reading my thoughts. Any questions comment below. Don’t forget to share and subscribe!!!

Smooches

Kim B.

May Ipsy Bag Reveal!!!

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping in. Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. I work two jobs and do freelance makeup and it has been crazy with work, proms, and graduations. So today is gone be my May Ispy bag. I’ve been so busy that I am just now opening the bag. So lets jump right into it.

Ipsy bag
Ipsy bag

Can we take a minute and squeal about how fab this bag is!!!! There were a few different sayings on the bags and this is the one I got. Love it!!!

Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser
Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser

This will be great to take with me to the beach at the end of this month. It says that it can also be used as a body wash.

bellapierre cosmetics gel eye liner in ebony
bellapierre cosmetics gel eye liner in ebony

I don’t know why this color is called ebony because it is jet black!!! Very very black like the inside of a closed fridge black lol. Now calling this a gell pencil is kinda weird but then I swatted it. This is the creamiest pencil I gave ever seen. It glides perfectly with no pulling on the skin. Absolutely beautiful.

Caviar CC Cream 10 in 1 complete correction
Caviar CC Cream 10 in 1 complete correction

This is a leave in conditioner. I can use all the conditioning I can get so I’ll definitely be trying this. Kinda smells like a good hotel soap so I can dig it.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in summertime
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in summertime

The name of this color is the perfect description of this….. SUMMERTIME!!! Now that songs in my head lol!!! It is a beautiful bronzer shimmer like you just came back from laying in the sun. Very creamy  and perfect for all over the face, legs, arms, and chest. Pretty much anywhere you want a natural healthy glow.

Urban Decay high color lipgloss samples in failbait and bittersweet
Urban Decay high color lipgloss samples in failbait and bittersweet

I hate these sample cards of lipsticks!! They are super messy and theres like maybe only two chances to know if you are gonna like it or not. I’m a girl who have to wear a lipstick a few different ways before I know if I like it. With liner, without, gloss, no gloss. This doesn’t give me enough to work with. I’m not asking for a full size but give ya gyrl something to work with. Like a trial mascara size.

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in Ozone
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in Ozone

This was attached to the card with the lipstick samples. NOW THIS IS A SAMPLE!!!! This is a clear lip pencil which is prefect for preventing your lipstick from feathering, helps lipstick last longer, and doesn’t manipulate the color of your lipstick because it’s clear. There are a lot of brands that have these so it’s nice to have them especially for brides.

Well folks thanks for stopping in!!!! And questions comment below. And don’t forget to share and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B.