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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Product Review: Maple Holistics

Hey, Everyone!

For today's post, I am excited to tell you about some products I received from Maple Holistics.  Maple Holistics is a cruelty free skin & hair care company that takes a therapeutic approach to their products. They use premium natural ingredients to create products that are hypoallergenic, gentle, and guaranteed.  You will not find any carcinogens, artificial fragrances, sulfates, or parabens in any of their items!  In addition, they use natural aromatherapy formulations with 100% pure essential oils, so their products are effective AND smell amazing!

With my background in skincare, I couldn't wait to try a few of their products, so I was thrilled when they arrived.  Usually when I do a product review, I commit a decent amount of time with each item so that I get a fair assessment of how it works for me. This is important to me because I look for RESULTS!  And these goodies really got my attention!!

Let me tell you about all of the products that I tried :-)




The first products I tried were the Natural Winter Blend Shampoo & Conditioner ($13.95 each)



This effective hair care combo is incredible for those of us who get really dry, brittle hair during the colder months.  The shampoo and conditioner help to infuse the hair and scalp with moisture and stimulation, while also adding strength and shine.  These products contains a blend of a variety of mints, so your scalp feels cool, and your hair smells amazing.  The shampoo left my hair feeling clean, and the conditioner added a silkiness that left me tangle free. :-)


Ancient Clay Facial Mask  ($15.99)



This product is AMAZING!  This facial mask is a finely milled combination of clay that detoxifies, purifies, and revitalizes the skin.  With this mask, you mix it in it's powder form with water, then apply to the skin.  As it dried on my skin, I felt an incredible suction, as impurities were being drawn out to the surface.  Clay masks are typically ideal for those with oily or problematic skin because they are extremely deep cleansing. They help to remove blackheads and refine the skin. This one is extremely effective! And the quality of the clay is top notch!


Peppermint Lip Balm


This is a lovely lip balm to have especially with the winter months coming up!
I love the minty fragrance and cooling sensation that this lip balm provides. The formulation is also very moisturizing and long wearing. This is great one to keep in your pocket :-) 


Vitamin C Serum For Face   $11.77



This product is a showstopper!  This is the Vitamin C Facial Serum, and it is now a regular part of my skincare regime.  I am a firm believer in anti-aging serums, and I also know how important Vitamin C is to our skin.  It helps protect our skin from free radicals, tones, brightens, and helps to boost elasticity. I always use a serum, and have for years. This one is really special because it contains vitamins A, C, & E, and it also contains hyaluronic acid which is a magical fatty acid that infuses our skin with supple hydration.  I used this religiously for a few weeks, and my skin looks fresher, more toned, and is extremely soft.  Please note the $11.77 price tag on this!! That is a steal!


All in all, I was extremely impressed with Maple Holistics. The quality is incredible, and the products are very affordable.   Please check them out!  Also, their blogger connection is currently being sponsored by edumuch.com  Please check them out for more information as well!

Also, if you would be interested in trying free Maple Holistics products, please visit: HERE 


Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it when you do
Have a blessed week!
xoxo,

Colleen


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**This review contains my honest opinions about products that were sent to me by Maple Holistics. I received no monetary compensation in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions in this review are my own.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall Inspired Makeup: Merlot

Hey, Everyone!

It's officially FALL in three days, so it's time to break out the colors of the season and get inspired ☺
For this week's makeup look, I wanted to do a bold smoky eye using a rich burgundy tone.
Something close to the color of Merlot. ♥

I wanted a matte finish and a really striking pop of color, so I used my Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette, and it had all the colors I needed to do this look.

If you love a bold smoky eye, this is easy and stunning!
Cheers and happy FALL!






EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk to lid
♥ Shade 1 (deep burgundy) to lid
♥ Shade 2 (deep plum) to crease
♥ Shade 3 (matte mauve) as transition from brow to crease
♥ Shade 4 (pale matte pink) brow bone/ highlight
♥ Shade 5 (matte black) to lower lash line
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and water line
♥ Black mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 41's


FOUNDATION & BLUSH

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ L'Oreal True Match Pressed Powder
♥ Ulta Blush in Adore



LIPS:

♥ Nars Lipstick in Shrinigar




There you have it! 
I absolutely love this smoky eye. Colorful, bold, and sexy!
What are your favorite shades to wear this time of year??

Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate it when you do ♥
xoxo,
Colleen

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Wearable Chaos

Hey, Everyone!

For today's post, I am doing a makeup look using one of my favorite shadows from Sugarpill.
"Elemental Chaos" is a richly pigmented purple/blue shadow that is a stunner!
I love this shade because it's bold, and it looks incredible on so many different complexions and skin tones. It's mysterious and mesmerizing.

What I wanted to do was make it wearable, for me.  Maybe something sexy for a night out, but not over the top. :)  I wanted to showcase the color, and make it eye-catching.  So, I paired it with some beautiful shadows from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, and a huge pair of sweeping flirty lashes.
I opted for a nude/pink lip, which I think was the perfect finishing touch ♥

Hope you like it!





EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Slate to lid and lower lash line
♥ Sugarpill "Elemental Chaos" to lid and lower lash line


♥ Urban Decay "Strange" (pale matte pink) from brow bone to crease
♥ Urban Decay "Mugshot" (deep taupey plum) to crease
♥ Urban Decay "Darkside" (deep brown plum) to outer V and crease 
♥ Urban Decay "Burnout" (light pink) as transition color from crease to brow
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and waterline
♥ Black mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 107's 


FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ L'Oreal True Match Pressed Powder
♥ Ulta Pressed Blush in "Flush"

LIPS:

♥ Nyx Butter Lipstick in Pops
♥ Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Nude Eclipse


There you have it! A colorful and wearable smoky eye ☺

What's your favorite bold shadow to wear for a night out?

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I sincerely appreciate your love and support ♥
Huge hugs from me to you ♥

xoxo,
Colleen 

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