Monday, September 12, 2016

In Search of: #EyeCreams in #AntiAging #Skincare

My Eye Cream Options
In search of: Eye Cream that makes me look Fresh and Vibrant so no one will tell me, "You look tired," Again. Has this happened to you??  ...I love when people say that to me, SAID NO ONE EVER.

Eye creams are a bone of contention between all those who do or do not use them. Some of us say they are necessary, while others do not believe they are worth your money.

I'm open to either.

What I'm realizing is that a decluttering is necessary. I'm pretty sure the sample of Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum is treating me well and is working for my transition towards clean skincare ingredients quite nicely. As you will notice, I've used it all up.

Except for 3 that have been mine for a while, the rest are deluxe sample sizes I've received. Caution: I'm about to share my no means am I saying these do our do not work. I'm sharing my personal experience with it because it may help.

I want to love La Mer with all my heart. I really do. The burn story and the green sea miracle broth really fascinates and excites me. But WHY Mineral Oil? That is a gunky, petroleum by-product. Please La Mer, I beg you, take that out of the ingredients. We don't want that on our skin.

The Perricone MD was fine until they raised their price from$150 to $185 within a year. Um, hello? It didn't work so well that this inflation is justifiable.

Sadly, the Caudalie Premiér Cru and the L'Occitane Divine Eye Cream have done very little for me especially considering the cost. This makes me so sad because I Love the Caudalie line immensely. The L'Occitane story about the white Immortelle flower is as gorgeous as the scent. But in terms of anti-aging...meh, I saw no difference.   As for the others, I've been curious to try the Algenist Beauty Eye Balm that came in my Sephora Play Box.

Importantly, in my move towards cleaner choices, you can see the eye serum from  Kahina Giving Beauty has been winning my affection. It's kept me hydrated and feels cooling underneath the eyes. So far it's lovely and unscented. I'll keep you updated.

What Eye Creams do you all recommend?


Kat Von D #LockItRevolution Review

What I found inside...
 The Box

Have you gotten one of these yet?

When I first posted this on my Ig, I could barely get in the house before setting these up for a few pics. The sun was about to set and I was scrambling to get a post in by evening.

This particular parcel was given unusual priority.

Here's the usual progression: Email comes in announcing that the package is en route. I then spend the next week or so "Tracking Package Progress" obsessively. Upon arrival, I am inevitably preoccupied with _______(fill-in the blank), so thereby completely unable to open the highly anticipated said package. Hence, the box gets opened for a moment, but then must patiently wait for it's official "unboxing".

However, this time I got into it like a little kid on Christmas Morning. Tissue. Flying. Everywhere.

Before I knew they were being sent to me, I was wanting the concealer so badly that I had placed it in a cart on at least 2 different websites. I contemplated what wants versus actual needs were defined to be. All the while I was possibly waiting for some type of miracle that the mind-numbing amount of money that I had spent on Back-to-School items would somehow yield a $30 excess left in the budget. The summer was mostly for others. Truly, I probably craved having just one thing all for myself.

As you can imagine, I gave out a great shout for joy when I learned a concealer was on its way. But what I did not expect was that Influenster had more exciting things in store. Here's my review:

I love the innovative, streamlined design of the handle of this brush. It is a pleasure to leave laying out on my desk; it is sleek in its simplicity. When holding the brush, it is light & weighted correctly so that it is effortless when applying concealer. The bristles are graded so it tapers to a flat angled edge in the center. This helps with specific maneuvering around curves of the face. It's easy to create the upside down triangle with this. It would make for a usable contour brush around the nose area.

Think of a brand new, soft teddy bear but lighter in composition. It's softer than that! SO lightweight in the hands AND works well to apply setting powder in a non-invasive way. It is not scratchy. It doesn't mess up your makeup. It is unreasonably my latest obsession...I received this free for review, but I'm serious. Would I spend $38 on it? I might. Would you? Check it out for yourself and see.

This sets the foundation nicely. The powder is lightweight and unscented. Heard about some seeing pearly flecks, but that didn't show up on my skin. It was just pure, lovely finish. Ideal for light skin but great on my olive skin too. Received many compliments so far. My hesitation is that it is $30. That could be the deal killer if you are happy with your Coty Powder. But, If you are already splurging on the La Mer, then this could be a good alternative. I do like it better than the Make-Up Forever one because there is no white flashback in pictures. Additionally, I find it to be a much lighter and more comfortable formula compared to Laura Mercier's Translucent setting powder.

 This stuff is magic. I have normal to dry skin. Nothing has ever worked on me because it always settles in and accentuates all the fine lines. But this concealer makes me look fresh. It withstands the day into the evening.  Leaves a beautiful finish on the skin under the eyes. The light will hit under your eyes and reflect so you look awake. Do the upside down triangle and Blend.

Don't use a lot. Use a dab with the KVD #40 concealer brush. You should be happy with the results. Do Not over do it; it would be like overdoing a liquid lip so it looks thick and cakey. The formula is Lightweight despite med-full coverage. One thing is you have to work quickly because it tends to set right away. Apply under good lighting for best results.

I use the M25 as my concealer and I use the M17 as a matte highlight if I feel like contouring.

Let me know how you are liking this product. I love hearing from all of you. Have a great week!

I received these products free for reviewing purposes.
#LockItRevolution #Influenster #KatVonDBeauty 
My opinions are based on my own experience with the product.
I always recommend doing a test patch before purchasing to check for sensitivities.



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