IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

September 10, 2018 | Beauty, It Cosmetics | 12 Comments »


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

Swatches: Fair, Fair Light, Light, Medium, Neutral Medium, Medium Tan

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

Swatches: Neutral Tan, Tan, Rich, Rich Honey, Deep

IT Cosmetics has a new addition to their Your Skin But Better CC+ line. It now comes in an Oil-Free Matte formula! They also included a few different shades. They recently added 48 shades to their Bye Bye Under Eye line. So I’m hoping they will start rolling out more shades for their other products as well.

The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 comes in the prettiest packaging. It claims to deliver color-correcting full coverage for a poreless, natural-looking matte finish. It also claims not to crease or crack while reducing oil and shine for up to 12 hours. It’s infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil, tea tree extract to combat blemishes, with anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants.

I’ve been wearing the shade Light for the past week. Their Light shade has always been a fairly decent match. However, I can’t help but feel like this one is a lot darker than their other Light products. It was also very thick and creamy. I ended up thinning it out a bit with my moisturizer and in the end it worked out beautifully. I used my trusty Beauty Blender to apply it. It applied nicely and did a great job at evening things out. Including my redness. I did have to build up a bit around my cheeks, but it built up nicely. I will say that while I didn’t experience any issues with creasing, if you get too carried away with the building up it will crease and even start to look a little cakey. I would probably reach for this during good skin days and maybe opt for something else when I need that extra coverage. Thankfully that’s not something I have to worry about these days. This CC+ Cream has really been doing the trick.

I wouldn’t say it felt lightweight, but it did feel comfortable and more natural. I even feel like it looked more natural. It did start to break up around my nose and mouth after about 6 or so hours. But considering I wore this out during a heatwave (and my thinning it out) I’d say that’s still pretty good. I honestly don’t see this lasting 12 hours, but I would feel comfortable wearing this to work or a night out. I do want to note that I did set this with a powder afterward. I also used a setting spray. You can see the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte in the shade Light in action below.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte

I ended up loving this CC+ Cream. I love it more than the original. I love the way it felt on my skin. I love the way it looked. It didn’t irritate my super sensitive skin. And I’m very impressed with how well it evened out my skin. This has really come in handy during the warmer days given that it offers sun protection and helps control oil. The only downside might be finding a shade that will work for you.

Have you tried the new IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte? What foundation have you been wearing this Summer?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

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Product: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte
Price: $38.00
Purchase: itcosmetics.com

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

September 6, 2018 | Beauty, Esqido | 10 Comments »


Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Swatches: Black, Brown

I’ve talked about Esqido on the blog a few times. They make some of the most beautiful lashes ever! They recently launched a brand new product and it’s not lashes! Feast your eyes on the fanciest Gel Eyeliner Pencils!

Esqido’s new Gel Eyeliner Pencils look just as clean and elegant as their lashes. They come in the shades Black and Brown. They’re waterproof and claim to be lightweight and long-lasting. They’re retractable, but contain a built-in sharpener at the bottom. It contains a silicone ring closure providing a nice airtight seal. This comes in handy in case you decide to take them along with you in your makeup bag. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had eyeliner tops slip off leaving a mess inside my bag. This was a really nice, well thought out touch.

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

These are easily some of the creamiest eyeliners I’ve ever used. They’re so creamy I was afraid the tip would break any time I tried to sharpen it. It didn’t. However, I did have a difficult time getting a nice thin point for precision lining. Because of that I really didn’t care for the look I created when I lined my upper lid. It did work beautifully on my lower lash line and tightline. My eyes can be a bit sensitive and tear up, but that didn’t happen with these pencils. Once I applied it on my lower lash line I smudged it a bit before it set. Once set it didn’t budge. It did feel lightweight and it lasted throughout the day without any issues. I even tested these out during a heatwave. They still didn’t budge! You can see the Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil in the shade Black in action below. I’m wearing it on my lower lash line.

Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Overall, I’d have to say these are really great eyeliners. I wish I was able to get that tip a bit thinner for more precise lining. But I will be reaching for the black to line my lower lash line. It’s one of the very few gel eyeliners that don’t leave my eyes a teary mess.

Right now you can scoop these up for a special launch price of $10.00. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen a gel liner. You can save even more money using my code lisag. It’ll bring the price down to just $8.00!

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

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Product: Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Price: $10.00
Purchase: esqido.com
Promo: Use Code lisag For 20% Off

Bubbly Belle Ring Bath Bombs

September 3, 2018 | Beauty | 6 Comments »


By now you probably know that I love me some bath bombs. So when I was presented with the opportunity to try some surprise ring bath bombs from Bubbly Belle I could hardly contain my excitement.

Bubbly Belle kindly sent me 3 of their ring bath bombs to try out.

Bubbly Belle Sleep Bath Bomb

Sleep – Valued At: $20.00
The Sleep Bath Bomb contains lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. The fragrance note is nag champa. For a bath bomb labeled sleep I would expect to feel relaxed and a little mellow. That wasn’t the case though. However, it did smell pretty amazing. It left the water the most gorgeous blue color.

Bubbly Belle Harmony Bath Bomb

Harmony – Valued At: ???
The Harmony Bath Bomb contains lavender, lemon, and orange essential oils. The fragrance notes are sandalwood silk, jasmine, and eternal rose. This one also smelled really good. I wish I would have been able to pick up on more of the rose fragrance. It left the water a not so appealing dull yellow color.

Bubbly Belle Rejuvenate Bath Bomb

Rejuvenate – Valued At: $25.00
The Rejuvenate Bath Bomb contains orange, lavender, and peppermint essential oils. The fragrance note is patchouli aquamarine. This one had a much more subtle scent. I think this scent was my favorite of all. It left the water a pretty peach color.

Here are my thoughts. I love that you are able to pick a ring size. This way you can ensure you will get use out of it. The rings are really pretty. They come with a code that can be entered onto their website to reveal the rings worth. Unfortunately, this only worked for two of the rings. The Harmony code was faded so badly I couldn’t make it out. I had to throw it away. It wasn’t that big of a deal to me, but if you’re really wanting to know the value of your ring that might be an issue. As for the actual bath bombs, I felt they were made really well. I can’t really say either made me feel relaxed. Instead I found them to be more uplifting. I think it’s the citrus. Neither made a mess or stained the tub. My skin felt nice and soft afterward. Overall, I’d have to say these are very nice bath bombs. I think they’d make great gifts too. I’m considering getting a few for my nieces. I really think they’d love the surprise ring.

I do want to mention that the bath bombs I received didn’t really look anything like the ones depicted on their website. I mention this because I’m more drawn to the aqua blue types myself. I like to pretend I’m some place tropical. Far far far away. Coconut drink in hand. You get the picture. I’d be very disappointed if I ordered a beautiful aqua blue bath bomb and instead received one that turned my water a light pee yellow. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Harmony!

Have you tried any ring bath bombs? What do you think of them?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

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Product: Bubbly Belle Ring Bath Bombs
Price: $13.97
Purchase: bubblybelle.com

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