Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bring on Spring with New Products from Rimmel London and Sally Hansen!

Hey everyone!

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive some *new* products to try out from Rimmel London and Sally Hansen, and as you all know, these are two brands that I truly love!

To hop into the new season, Rimmel London has created three beautiful, multipurpose eyeshadow palettes that can be used as eyeshadow, liner and highlighter! As you all can guess, I was thrilled about these palettes, because not only are they stunning colors, they include everything you need for a flawless eye look! No need to pull out single shadows or additional palettes, Rimmel London has you covered with their new Magnif'Eyes Eye Contouring Palettes!

After trying these out for quite sometime, I have to admit that my all time favorite palette is the Keep Calm & Wear Gold one. I love shimmering golds and neutrals, and this palette had me covered from start to finish! Overall, I highly recommend these palettes for anyone who loves silky, smooth, pigmented eyeshadows that apply with ease. They lasted on my eyes throughout the day, and I found that I could create a multitude of looks with just one palette!

Here is even more information for your reading pleasure:

Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro.

Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.

The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

With three on-trend shade combos to choose from, there’s a kit for every Rimmel girl:

Keep Calm & Wear Gold offers a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define. Ideal for an edgy-elegant daytime eye. Or build-up the drama to create shimmering party looks.


London Nudes Calling spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense.


Grunge Glamour is the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes. Be as subtle or as bold as you dare.


Presented in a chic transparent case, Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette has a contemporary look. The lid is see-through to reveal the full array of shades inside as well as two duo sponge applicators.

 Get creative! Design limitless eye-looks to take you from day to night with a single kit, with Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Get the London look.

Price: $7.99

Now, onto the *new* Sally Hansen Boheimian Blooms Limited Edition Miracle Gel "Festival Floral" Collection!

I love nail polishes, they are my guilty pleasure in life. However, my nails are short, and I am rough on them throughout the day, which leads to chipping and peeling. Totally not cute in any way! That is where gel polishes come in to play! Gel polishes hold up better on my nails, and even with my busy days typing away, I can go out at night, knowing my polish looks good. I must admit though that I do not care for gel polishes that involve a light to set them, which is why I love the Sally Hansen line so much! In just two easy steps, your nails are done and ready for a day or night out on the town!

My favorite colors from this collection have to be Birthday Suit, Pink Cadillaquer, and Aqua Chakra! Overall, I highly suggest these polishes, especially if you are like me, and need something more chip resistant that regular polish for the day!

Here is a bit more information for you:

Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades.

The “Festival Floral” color collection:

Lilac Insomniac – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade.


Make Me Mauve – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve. 


Aqua Chakra – Get centered in a tempered turquoise.


Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone.


Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue.


Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red. 



Note: I received these products to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature these products. As always, my reviews and opinions re 100% my own!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Skincase Essentials That Transition Into Fall

Hey everyone!

With the beautiful fall weather being in most of the US, it is time to not only transition your wardrobe, but your skincare as well! I was lucky enough to be sent a few items to try out, and I must say they are perfect for keeping your skin at its best this season!


Gently exfoliate without over-drying combination skin. Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub is an ingenious concentrated powder cleanser specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use! ($9.99; Drug and Mass Retailers)


Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily during your morning shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! ($10.99; Mass retailers and drugstores October 2016)


Wake up to brighter and soothed skin thanks to the Spa @ Home by Masque Bar Sleeping Mask. This lavender enriched sleeping mask is designed to be left on overnight to relieve dry irritated skin. The scent of Lavender helps you have a good night sleep. Aloe, Witch Hazel and Plant derived ingredients leave skin feeling moisturized and brightened. ($19.99; Walgreens)


Stay sweat free under all the layers and apply Ban Roll-On Deodorant before you head out the door. Traditional antiperspirant and deodorants merely mask odors and reduce odor-causing sweat in general, but Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) stress odor that others may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)

I have thoroughly enjoyed using all of these products, but my two favorites that I will repurchase again are the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub and the Ban Roll-On Deodorant! 

Have you tried out these products? Let me know what you think of them down below!

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received these products to try and feature on my blog. I am not associated with any of the companies mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature these products. As always, my opinions are 100% my own!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Special Offer from TATCHA - Summer Celebration!

Hey everyone!

To celebrate the season of fun in the sun, TATCHA is offering 14 different gift sets with purchase! Depending on how much you spend, you can walk away with some of TATCHA's amazing items all wrapped up in a beautiful travel pouch.


- Gift with Purchases of $150 - Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, an exclusive Tatcha travel pouch, and a travel-size treasure of your choice. 

- Gift with Purchases of $250 - Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, an exclusive Tatcha travel pouch, and a selection of travel-size trios to choose from!

As you all know, TATCHA's skincare products are some of my favorite out there, and I know you will love them too!

To find out more information on this fun deal, visit https://tatcha.com/summergift

XoXo,
Whitney 

Note: I am receiving a complimentary sample pack in exchange for sharing this great deal! I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature this deal. All opinions are 100% my own!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gift with Purchase from TATCHA

Hey everyone!

In order to celebrate the warmer weather, TATCHA is offering a deluxe travel size of their Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 35 with any purchase of $100 or more on Tatcha.com with the code SPFMINI. This featherweight formula uses silk extracts to leave skin silky smooth and Japanese wild rose to visibly tighten pores. It also creates a beautiful canvas for makeup.


This code is only good from 4/24 to 4/28, so you'll have to act fast!

XoXo,
Whitney
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Break Must-Haves from Sun Bum!

Hey everyone!

With Spring Break right around the corner, I have started to gather up all my essentials to take with me for a week of playing in the sun. And, of course that means that I am bringing along a few must-haves from one of my favorite brands out there... Sun Bum! Lucky enough for me, I was sent a few samples to try out and review for you all.


One of my absolute favorite parts about Spring Break is that I can let my hair go completely natural.  However, that doesn't mean that I go without all my products.  Two items that I will be bringing with me on my trip are Sun Bum's Beach Formula Sea Spray and Beach Formula 3-in-1 Leave in Conditioner! 


These two products are perfect for using when at the beach or pool.The Sea Spray helps to prevent fizz, while giving your hair those texturized beachy waves, While the leave in conditioner can tame any tangles.  Trust me, it can even cut through the intense knots that my hair throws at it!  Either way you want to go, your hair will look fantastic and totally spring break ready!


SPF is a major must have for Spring Break. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to take along a good quality SPF. However, many times people forgot to protect their lips while out and about having fun. Trust me, you do not want to suffer from sun burnt lips! So, in order to prevent your lips from becoming burnt, use Sun Bum's delicious smelling, SPF 30 lip balms! The one I'm showing here is Mango, but they have a wide variety of scents to choose from!

So, what are you wait for? Get to planning out your perfect Spring Break, and remember to bring along my recommended must haves and plenty of SPF!

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received the shown products above to try and review for my blog. I am not associated with Sum Bum, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Get "In The Nude" for Spring 2016 with Rimmel London!

Hey everyone!

With the Spring weather starting to peak around the corner, I am ready to soften up my makeup looks and embrace the nude side!  Recently, I was sent some products from Rimmel London and Sally Hansen to try out and review for you all!

Rimmel London's New Nude Collection by Kate Moss - $5.79 exclusively at Walmart

Kate Moss has done it again with her new nude collection! There is a flattering nude available for every skin tone, so all of us Rimmel girls can find our perfect match!

The Nude Collection By Kate Moss offers delicate pinks, subtle apricots, cashmere beiges and rich toffee tones

Talking about her Nude Collection, Kate says: “I want every girl to feel great in her own skin and find her prefect nude. Makeup is all about having fun and experimenting with both natural looks and red carpet glamour. But, for this collection, I really wanted to go back to basics, so I have designed a perfect palette of nudes to suit everyone. I think we’ve truly got a shade for every Rimmel girl.”


Nude lips are having a major moment. Whether you’re a delicate rose or a caramel beauty, every girl needs the perfect au naturel lipstick. The Nude Collection stars ten new shades of Lasting Finish Lipstick, each carefully created by Kate.

You’ll love the tan nude hue of shade #043, flattering for girls with warm undertone. Add warmth to skin with three pretty nude pink shades: #040, #041 and #042. Brighten-up your look with coral-hued #044, rose-tinted #045 and olive nude #046. Or give dimension to lips with the brandy, chocolate and coffee tones of #047, #048 and #049.

I absolutely love these lipsticks! Their formulas glide on the lips with ease, and the colors are beautiful! They have a soft, delicious scent to them that makes applying them even more fun.  Plus, the blush pink packaging looks chic whenever it is pulled out. My favorite has to be #42! It's the perfect nude lipstick for me, and will be one I stock up on in the future. 

What shade will be your perfect match?

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received these lipsticks to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Influenster Dove Dry Spray Review for Men and Women!

Hey everyone!

I'm a member of Influenster, so that means from time to time, I get sent free new products to try out and review for you all!

This time, my box contained Dove's Dry Sprays for men and women!


Both of these sprays are very fresh scented, and I love how fine they mist out when you use them.  The Dove Men + Care Dry Spray has been tested, and it has passed! It feels dry under the arm, keeps odor at bay, and leaves a pleasant scent behind. The bottle is easy to handle, and the mist covers the underarm area quickly.

The Dove Women's Dry Spray is great to toss into any gym or overnight bag. I love how it leaves the underarm area feeling refreshed, dry, and lightly scented.  The mist itself is very fine, and it keeps odor at bay for a good 24 hours. Perfect for those of us who are on the run constantly.  

Overall, both of these dry sprays work great, and deliver upon their promises. I think I'm always going to keep one tossed into my gym bag, and keep a new one tucked inside my travel supplies.

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received these products for free for testing purposes from Influenster. I am not associated with any brand mentioned in this post, nor was I paid to review these products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Reviews on TATCHA's New Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate and Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum!

Hey everyone!

Last week, I was lucky enough to receive a special package from one of my absolute favorite beauty brands, celebrating their newest arrivals to their Luminous skincare line!


TATCHA takes great pride in packaging their items beautifully, and this was no exception!


Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate


What it is: 

A unique, hydrating gel-like serum concentrate to visibly replenish and diminish the look of fine lines, revealing a youthful glow in one use.

Why it’s different: 

This ultra-concentrated formula of hydrating Okinawa Red Algae, ginseng, squalane, wild thyme, and sweet marjoram botanical extracts visibly improves skin clarity, texture, and tone for overall renewed radiance overnight. Formulated with Tatcha's proprietary, anti-aging Hadasei-3 Bioactive Complex.

How to use: 

Scoop one to two spoonfuls of serum concentrate with the gold spoon. The replenishing extracts are firm to the touch, but dissolve luxuriously into the skin. Massage onto face, neck, and décolletage in upward strokes. Use at night for replenished, dewy skin by morning.


My thoughts:

This new product from TATCHA is a little, overnight miracle worker! With the cold weather finally arriving down here in the south, my skin has become dry and tight.  So, I used this treatment one night, and the next morning when I got up, my skin felt moisturized and appeared plump and youthful! Yay to looking way younger than my actual 26! The consistency of this product is thick to the touch, but it immediately starts to melt into your skin as you work it it.  Overall, it is a keeper in my book!

This product retails for $110, and can be purchased at tatcha.com!

Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum


What it is: 

This weightless serum of Okinawa Red Algae, Honeysuckle Leaf and Caffeine offers instantly-visible firming, reduced puffiness, and plumping hydration to diminish fine lines.

Why it’s different: 

A cooling ceramic applicator and fine dust of 23-karat gold brighten and diminish shadows under the eyes without adding shimmer.

How to use: 

Gently squeeze serum from the tube onto the cooling ceramic applicator. Massage under the eyes to restore youthful radiance to the eye area. Suitable for use morning and night.


My thoughts:

Oh! How the years of late night college studying and stress have caught up to me! Four degrees later, and with the stress of finding my perfect job, my under eyes have been neglected. And, since I've now reached my ahem middle 20's, my under eye area has started to need some serious love and attention.  So, when TATCHA's new Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Eye Serum showed up at my door, I figured I'd put it through the ringer, and test it out on my bad under eye area.

Well, let me just say that this new product is amazing! I like to use this at night, so that when I wake up my eyes feel and look refreshed! Gone are the fine lines, and I have noticed that my eyes appear brighter and more awake in the morning. Plus, the applicator is the perfect shape for applying this product, and it has a cool touch, which helps to depuff my eyes. A must have for any girl in need of some TLC for her eyes!

This product retails for $95, and can be purchased at tatcha.com!

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received these products to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lady Sugarsheen's Best Brand of the Year Award - 2015 TATCHA!

Hey everyone!

As you all know, my love for the brand TATCHA has grown leaps and bounds in 2015! So, it should come as no surprise that I have awarded my first ever Best Brand of the Year Award to TATCHA!


Their high quality products have proven themselves time and time again.  When I look in the mirror now, I see my skin as beautiful, glowing, healthy, and youthful. And, I have never felt more confident in myself!



The Original Aburatorigami Beauty Papers, Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, and Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream live in my purse, and have become a staple in my beauty routine. I can't imagine going a day without these little gems!


 For those days when I want to add a little extra glow to my skin, I always opt for TATCHA's Luminous Dewy Skin Facial Mist. This mist adds just the right amount of moisture back into the skin, without making it appear oily.  


Sunscreen is a vital step in anyone's beauty routine, and TATCHA makes a perfect one to use on the face. This lightweight sunscreen tightens pores, while protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Plus, you can double it up as a primer underneath foundation!


I have talked time and time again about my sensitive skin. However, that is a thing of the past, since I have started using TATCHA's Indigo Silk Soothing Body Butter. This body butter is perfection! It smooths into the skin instantly, doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or heavy, and it has drastically helped my skin.

  
My absolutely favorite product I've discovered this year has been TATCHA's Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. The little gem is gentle enough for everyday use, and leaves skin feeling soft and exfoliated. My face looks refreshed and feels younger!
  
These are just a few of the products and reasons I love the TATCHA brand! Trust me, there are many more products that I love. So, let me know have you tried TATCHA items before? Let me know!

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received these products to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Beauty Must-Haves for the Low-Maintenance Girl

Hey everyone!

I am a true low maintenance girl, I love when products do multiple things in my beauty routine, and I love it even more when they get me out the door quick! Recently, I was lucky enough to try out a couple products, so here I am to tell you all about them!



If you keep procrastinating your next salon visit, try TouchBack Color Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner for temporary hair color! It's perfect to use between permanent colorings for instant color and shine. 

Not crazy about foundation, but need a skin care product that controls shine and instantly mattifies? Try DDF Mattifying Oil Control Moisturizer to minimizes shine and control oil. It contains the clarifying Neutralizing Complex with oil controlling micronized particles to provide a mattifying effect. PLUS it contains SPF 15! Now, that is what I cal a true multipurpose product! 

Too many hair products weighing your tresses down? Try my absolute favorite product ever! Sun Bum's 3-in-1 Leave In to condition your hair while enhancing and restoring its natural body. Simply spray it on after washing your hair! It'll have you out the door in a flash. 

The only makeup you wear on a day-to-day basis is a bold lip when the occasion arises? Try Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick to saturate lips with brilliant color that looks amazing and feels feather-light! I love their fun bright pinks and reds, these colors will bring your whole look together without any effort. 

All of these products work great for us low maintenance girls!  Let me know if you have any tips on how you plan on doing your beauty routine in 2016!

XoXo,
Whitney

Note: I received samples of both Smashbox and Sun Bum to try and feature in this post. I am not associated with any brands mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!