Columbia Skincare – Probiotics Skin Care

Columbia SkincareI was sent these products from Columbia Skincare to do an honest review of them.

Columbia Skincare proudly introduces Probiotic Concentrate and Probiotic Complex. These are the first topically applied creams that harness the wellness benefits of probiotics specifically for skincare. Probiotics, also known as “good bacteria”, found in yogurt and other ingestibles.  But now, scientists and researchers have developed a type of probiotic specifically for topical usage that helps promote the health and wellness of the body’s largest organ, the skin.

Columbia Skincare  probiotics are at the forefront of skincare technology and are about to change the paradigm for skincare. Clinically proven effective and safe Columbia Skincare products enhance and fortify the skin’s ability to do what it does naturally: renew and rejuvenate itself. The result is healthy skin. And guess what? Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Probiotic Concentrate and Complex don’t work like cosmetics. They neither hide nor cover-up anything. Rather, they nourish and renew and beautiful skin is the result. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. And it’s consistent with everything that nature offers us. Healthy everything is much more beautiful than unhealthy anything.

Probiotic Complex: This is the world’s first probiotic formulation created specifically for topical use. Gorgeous and silky, its formulation effectively enhances the most important biological feature in aging skin: it’s ability to renew itselfColumbia Skin Care

Probiotic Concentrate: Enjoy all of the skin rejuvenating efficacy of our Probiotic Complex in a concentrated form. This contains a unique blend of probiotics, plant stem cells and peptides which intensify and enhance the skin’s renewal process.

 

So far I like Columbia Skin Care Products. After using them my face feels very soft and supple. The discoloration on my cheek area seems to be diminishing.  The feel of the Probiotic Complex if very rich and luxurious. You only need a small amount of each product to do you whole face and don’t forget to bring it under your chin and onto your neck.

You can purchase these products at https://columbiaprobiotics.com

Purchase either probiotic product and receive a FREE moisturizing cream, a $38 value! Use code: ProbioticGift at checkout

 

O2M oxygen eye mask Have you tried them!

I was asked to review VII code O2M Oxygen Eye Mask by the company. I do love all kinds of masks, so of course I said yes.

The O2M Oxygen Eye Mask pads have a very soft, gel texture, were surprisingly comfortable and not sticky at all. They give a slight cooling feeling when applied. The O2M Oxygen Eye Mask are easy to apply and stay on! Just open the package, take out the tray and peel off the clear sticker thingy and apply to your eyes.
They are comfortable too. I do not leave them on overnight like the website states you can. I leave them on for about 4 hrs.

FroO2M Oxygen Eye Maskm the website:
Designed for continuous 8-hour use overnight with a natural, alcohol-free, and non-irritating formula. The individually wrapped O2M Oxygen Eye Mask for dark circles will help nourish the skin under and around your eyes, so you look young, refreshed, and well rested again.

BENEFITS:
Helps eliminate dark circles and puffiness effectively.
Skin becomes brighter and more even complexion.
Minimizes signs of aging and damage.
Skin is firming and hydrated.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Grapeseed Oil: Extremely rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, which have performed well in clinical anti-wrinkle trials. It is also rich in OPC. These flavonoids remove free radicals and promote the restoration of collagen at the cellular level, making your skin feel firmer and minimizing signs of damage.
Seaweed: Helps the skin cells in fighting free radicals produced because of radiation and chemical exposure, food metabolic activities, and exposure to sun. Also helps in restoring the normal hydration of skin cells that prevents the signs of aging and protects against wrinkle formation.
White Tea: Helps body stay hydrated and encourages longer moisture retention for your skin. Combine with potent anti-aging compounds, and it’s an option to consider for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

These VII Oxygen Eye Masks can be purchased here.

My eyes did feel soft and smooth after using them, I unfortunately did not use them as many times as stated to do so. Did my circles lighten, not really and probably because I did not use them as I should have.  But the eye pads do feel wonderful and I will buy them again. O2M Oxygen Eye Mask

 

Purse Organizer or Closet Organizing!

My first New Year’s effort is Closet Organizing, namely Purse Organizer. I had my purse basically tossed on my tip shelf in the closet. When I would pull one down, they all came down. So I never changed purses very often,  I need something for my purses, did a search of google and found a few options. I settled on Luxury Livinhttp://www.fusionofcolor.net/wordpress/wp-admin/edit.phpg Park-A-Purse Organizer. I ordered it on line from JC Penny.

purse organizerThe assemble of the organizer, was well let’s say ok. It is made of cardboard, so you need to be careful. I did follow the instructions. I had trouble keeping the back closed and did tear one of the hooks.

After I assembled the organizer, I put it on the shelf and fits nicely. The purse organizer does not hold a lot of  purses and not real large purses. Now at least I can find my purses and see what I have.  All in all it is not a bad purse organizer and my closet does not look so messy anymore!!

If you want to see a short video I made on the organizer, click on this link https://www.facebook.com/fusionofcolor/videos/10157998455785453/

 

Harvey Prince Organics Perfume Review

As any woman we love our perfume.  I saw ads for Harvey Prince Organics Perfume on the internet, so I thought I would try them.  Harvey Prince Organics had a Black Friday sale so I took advantage of it. I bought Ageless, Aynur, Imperial Petaly Gardenia and Eau So Divine. The scents are soft and lovely, they last about 4-5 hours on me.  Packaging is very pretty and sleek. The bottles are small enough so you can toss then in your purse to take along with you. Some perfumes give me a headache or I sneeze a lot, these do not do either.

According to their website  https://www.harveyprince.com. Harvey Prince was founded on the desire to revolutionize the beauty industry by creating high quality, eco-conscious fragrances & body products that are completely cruelty free, vegan, and safe to use for pregnant mamas—all while leaving your wallets full.Harvey Prince Organics Perfumr

In 2015, Harvey Prince was reborn as HARVEY PRINCE ORGANICS®, recommitted to creating the best vegan and cruelty-free fragrances and body products, and the HARVEY PRINCE ORGANICS® Movement took flight.This Movement is all about living up to the principles and ethos that Harvey Prince embodies as a brand.  Formulate the finest fragrances and body products and never compromise our belief that all beauty products should be cruelty free and organic. For every purchase made, we support like-minded organizations that share our same respect for the planet and all of its inhabitants. Help make our vision a reality.

Harvey Prince Organics PerfumeOur Promise to You:
Our passion will always be to blend nature and science to create élite, karma-free products.In doing so, our products WILL NEVER CONTAIN any harmful chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, sulfates, benzene, GMOs, or triclosan. We will always remain VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE. Harvey Prince  will only use FDA-CERTIFIED SAFE and FOOD GRADE coloring. We will always use the finest ORGANIC ingredients so women will still be able to use their favorite products, even during MOTHERHOOD.

If you are looking for a perfume that is vegan and cruelty free, then Harvey Prince Organics Perfume is the company for you.  They have men’s cologne, bath and body products, samples and gift sets.

All in all I do like the perfumes and will be ordering again.

 

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Review

I bought Smashbox Liquid Lipstick to try out. With all the talk of liquid Lipstick, I am on a quest to see how these work out, some I have tried do not last on my lips. I picked up the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick on a recommendation from one of my makeup artist friends at the Makeup Show Chicago.

The Smashbox Liquid Lipstick color I bought was Let’s Dance, the formula is creamy and not drying. I find as will all of these, there is too much product on the wand. I take a lipstick brush and take some of the product off with that then apply it. I do a couple light layers. Once in a while I do blot with a tissue.  I find that the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks lasts about 4-5 hours on me. It does wear off but there is still color on your lips. At that point you can either add a bit more or some sort of gloss or balm product to revive the colors.

 

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick

All in all the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is a nice product. Comes in 24 colors. The price is $24.00.  According to their website the benefits are:
DESCRIPTION BENEFITS
The only matte liquid lipstick infused with Smashbox Primer Oil complex to keep it comfortable
Advanced Polymer Technology makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as the first swipe
Precision tip applicator lines and fills with one swipe of our no-drop reservoir
Budge-proof, non-feathering and water-resistant

Perfected on-set in our L.A. photo studio, our long-wear, water-resistant liquid lipstick features Advanced Polymer Technology that makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as your first swipe—for up to 8 hours. Featherweight but fierce, this liquid matte formula is infused with lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip color in 20 super-rad shades. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and non-feathering. Because really, who has time for touch-ups?

http://www.smashbox.com/product/6126/42295/lips-cheek/lipstick-liner/always-on-liquid-lipstick/

In my opinion I fond that this is a nice product, stays on, not drying, did not feather into my lines around my lips  and have a full range of colors to choose from.

Derma Flash Review – Dermaplaning

As you all know I like my gadgets.So when OVC had the Derma Flash as a today’s special value, I had to try it. I am pleasantly surprised the Derma Flash does do what it says. To sum it up you are basically shaving you face. I have tried Nair for face, tried shaving, used one of those things that zap your face. After all that I still had that peach fuzz that you can only see when the sun is behind you. It is like fluff on your face. Well the Derma Flash takes care of that!

Derma FlasgFrom their website. DERMAFLASH is a first in class at-home, patented, safe, hygienic, exfoliating device inspired by dermaplaning, a skin treatment for the face available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices, which refinishes skin by removing dead skin cells and built up debris. The device also gently removes facial hair for smooth, luminous, and rejuvenated younger looking skin.

 

Derma Flash

WHAT DOES IT DO?

DERMAFLASH was made specifically for women. DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device comfortably and discreetly sweeps away skin imperfections, dullness, and peach fuzz with a subtle sonic vibration. In just three simple steps, it gently removes dead cells, debris, and fine hair from the cheeks, jawline, lip area, chin, and forehead. It is safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ages. DERMAFLASH immediately unveils smoother, more vibrant, and younger-looking skin in the comfort of your own home. Prep is a pre-treatment cleanser and Soothe is a nourishing hydrator for use immediately after using DERMAFLASH.

I am on my 5th session using the Derma Flash, my skin is a lot smoother. On the left side of my face their is some wired stuff going on and it is almost gone.My makeup goes on and looks more smooth and even. You only use the Derma Flash once a week to get results. The Derma Flash was one of my better buys. I love the fact I have no more peach fuzz or a little hair above my lip.

You can buy it at a number of store or at their website https://www.dermaflash.com/dermaflash.html

Lash Detail Mascara Review

I bought the Senna Lash Detail Mascara. Let me start by saying that I do already use the Senna Voluptulash Mascara for a few years now. So when I saw the Lash Detail Mascara I had to try it.

According to the website it Perfectly defines even tiny, sparse lashes for a naturally striking feathery effect in just one coat. Well let me tell you it does what is says! I use it on my lashes on the lower lid. In addition to defining the lashes, it separates them.

Another thing that the Lash Detail Mascara does it makes it look like you have a liner on your lid. Great for me! It defines the lower lashes and lid without having to add a liner. Best part it does not smear. As a result I do not need to add more products to my under eye area.

More information from the website. This lush black mascara with fibers and high volume polymers adheres evenly to create fullness and length on even the shortest lashes. Multi-effect conditioning waxes leave lashes soft, strong, and flexible. 3D Micro brush with triangular bristle design captures and coats lashes with no clumping or weight. Brush tip reaches every lash root, including lower and eye corner lashes and prevents mascara from blobbing under eyes and on top lids.

Apply the mascara to the lashes from base to tips in sweeping motion. Use brush tip to reach the finest lashes and tiny lashes at the edge and corners of eyes. It took me a while to get it right on my left eye, but I did. If you wiggle the wand a bit to get the liner look.

I have tried other before and they never worked like this one. This one does the job and looks great all day.

Senna Lash Detail Mascara Here is where you can buy the Lash Detail Mascara http://www.sennacosmetics.com/eyes-lashdetailmascara-p-1441.html

Vueset Containers

My bathroom counter was a mess!  So I thought I would use the Vueset containers because I could not find half of my brushes and items in the morning. I saw a lot of posts with the Vueset containers on Instagram and thought hmmm I need that. So I dug out my Vueset containers and began my organizing.  I used the Star Nova ones for my brushes, pencils, lip pencils and shadows that I use basically everyday. But what I found is that they wereVueset container a bit too shallow. So I posted on Instagram and Vueset responded they had new one that was deeper. So I bought the Bananaman one (cost 22.00) dimensions 9 x 4.5 x 1.25. It holds a lot of brushes and does hold the Artis Brushes, but it does smooth the oval 7 a bit.

 

 

Vueset containers   I also bought the new divided one for pencils, the Freeway (cost 22.00) dimensions 9 x 4 x 1.25 in.   Does hold quite a few pencils, but I think I like the Star Nova better, I can find my colors I need faster. The Star Nova is same length but not as deep.

So far I do like using The Vueset containers for organizing. I do use the Star Nova for my eyeshadows. They fit a 3 gm jar, the 5 gm jar it a bit too tall, the top does not close. This was a good choice for me for when I have a new color collection, they are all in one place so I can test them out.

Here are my Vueset containers that I use, it does help me find things in the morning. All in all the Vueset Containers are a great option for organizing your bathroom or your kit if you are a Makeup Artist or just like things in order!

Vueset containersVueset Containers

 

The Benefit of using Mineral Makeup

I get asked  a lot what is the Benefit of using Mineral Makeup, well here is the answer!!  #1 it is healthy, if you want make up with the least ingredients than Mineral Makeup is for you.  MIneral Makeup
Makeup is actually good for people to wear, as long as they are not wearing products harmful to their skin. Mineral makeup is the safest because it adheres to the natural oils in a person’s skin and doesn’t seep into the pores. Makeup acts as a protecting agent against free radicals. Almost any barrier between your skin and theenvironment is good, so long as it’s still letting your skin breathe, which most makeup doesn’t. Mineral foundation allows your skin to breathe while still offering protection. Because of the use of titanium dioxide in most mineral products, it’s also an excellent SPF. You can’t beat a makeup that works with your natural body chemistry.
Another benefit of using mineral makeup is that is is versatility.  You can mix the mineral makeup with water, moisturizers and cremes to make a liquid foundation consistency if that’s what you like. You can conceal with it or just use it as a light coverage. Fusion of Color  mineral pigments can turn into anything you can think of. The powder pigments are what companies use to color cosmetics. Fusion of Color’s loose powder pigments have no additives, fillers, or dyes. Our products can be used as eye shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, hair highlights, colored mascara, nail polish, body shimmer, blush, etc. Our products can be mixed and matched to your hearts content, you make make colors that are unique to you.

One of the  benefits of using mineral makeup is it has a very long and stable shelf life. We all want to have a makeup collection without having to worry about throwing items out because they have gone bad.  Mineral makeup is simple and inert, it does not harbor bacteria because there is no organic material in it for the bacteria to grow. It is beautiful and comforting to know the same simplicity is on your face. If you mix water with your minerals, please take  bit out of the container and mix it in either  Minerals Mate or on a small dish. Never mix water into your minerals.

mineral makeupFusion of Color uses quality ingredients. We try and use the least ingredients to achieve the best product we can which is a great benefit of using mineral makeup!

Fusion of Color Cosmetics is not only long lasting on your shelf but also on your skin. The pigment lasts a long time and a little goes a long way. The benefit of using mineral makeup especially mineral foundation, very little can give a basic coverage. For extra coverage, after lightly applying the mineral base, women can use a more concentrated amount of foundation to conceal the areas that may need special attention. This makes mineral makeup last a lot longer on your skin.