BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Eye Gel Cream – Review

The Story

I LOVE eye creams and I aim to try as many of them as I can.

I purchased the BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Eye Gel Cream last year, and then returned it because I wasn’t feeling it, and then bought it again because I read reviews on Sephora stating that it did a good job of brightening up under eye circles.

I want to let you know that I’ll use this as a day-time eye cream and update this review in two weeks time to let you know if it has worked on my hereditary circles.

Meanwhile, let me give you my thoughts on how I feel about it at the moment.

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Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer swatches

Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Contour Concealer Swatches

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer swatches

I love the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer and I’ve done a full review of its wonderful qualities here.

Over the past year I’ve collected 5 shades of this full-coverage concealer, and I use it for a million things including:

  • concealing
  • contouring
  • as an eyelid primer
  • to cut my crease (it is AMAZING for this purpose – I would recommend getting a very light shade to use for cutting the crease; I use Fair Neutral)
  • to clean up my brows after applying brow pomade/powder/pencil

So, I thought I would share some swatches of my small collection with you all, in case you want to purchase the Shape Tape concealer and are conflicted about which shade to buy.

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My Winter Skincare Routine for my very dry skin – it works!

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I have incredibly dry skin, and Cleveland winters do nothing to help that. Back in Pakistan, my skin was probably best described as combination skin; it even got a bit oily in the summers.

Here in the USA, however, it is usually drier than the Sahara, and painfully parched in the colder months.

So, to make sure I don’t get any lines, wrinkles, dry patches, cracked lips, pimples, and a myriad of other skin problems in the winter, I have devised this skincare routine to keep my skin looking healthy and hydrated. I have mentioned which products I use mainly at night.

Side note: I guess this goes without saying, but please drink water no matter what skin type you have. It does a ton of sh!t for your skin and body besides quenching your thirst. Thank you. PSA over.

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akean rotating brush cleaner and dryer machine review and demonstration

Akean Professional Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer Machine – Extensive Review (Video Demo on my Instagram!)

akean rotating brush cleaner and dryer machine review and demonstration

The Story

I got the Akean Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer Machine from Amazon for $26.99 after an extensive search for an electric rotating makeup brush cleaner similar to the Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer.

Why didn’t I just get the Stylpro cleaner instead, you ask? Well, because it generally has mixed reviews on the internet, and for mixed reviews I might as well just get something cheaper. This Akean Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer Machine had pretty good reviews on Amazon from a lot of reviewers, hence it was my choice.

I got this electric makeup brush cleaner with my own money, btw.

Says Amazon/Akean:

About the product
  • High Efficient Makeup Brush Cleaner Dryer: Clean and dry all size brushes in seconds,keep away from the long cleaning time.
  • Deep cleansing brushes on dirty matter(bacteria, cosmetic residue, oil, dead skin cells), prevent skin diseases.
  • Fast and effective Makeup Brush Cleaner Machine, make your favorite comb to keep soft and nice, longer life.
  • 8 different sizes collars,suit for most type makeup brushes.
  • Unique collar stand can effectively place collars and make up brushes,no longer worry about them scattered to anywhere.

Product description


Why choose us?

1.Are you troubled in spending too much time to clean the makeup brushes?
Now!It is no longer your troubles.Akean cleaner tool will make you keeping away that. it is easy to operate,quickly clean and dry in seconds.

2.Do you clean your makeup brushes in Healthy Way?
The general cleaning can’t clean cosmetics residue, bacteria, oil, dirt, and dead skin.while use them to makeup,will cause secondary damage to your skin.
The machine has a strong motor, and uses high-speed rotation, fast depth to clean all the stains on the comb.

3.Keep your dressing table orderly and neat
Someone will complain about too many different sizes of make up brushes and collars, so that the dressing table is too messy.
Unique collar stand can effectively place collars and make up brushes,no longer worry about them scattered to anywhere.

How it works ?
1. Put some water and soap or baby shampoo into the bowl.
2. Find the suitable collars and insert the brush into the spinner.
3. Dip and dunk the brush in the liquid.
4. Turn on the spinner, spin the brush to clean.
5. Change the water and clean again.
6. Spin the brush to dry.

Package includes:
1 X Makeup Brush Cleaner
1 X Brush Spinner Bowl
1 X collars Stand
8 X Brush Collars
1 X User manual

The machine is power by 2 X AAA battery, not included the battery.

In the box, you get:

  1. The makeup brush cleaning bowl
  2. The rotating wand and its spindle (on which you attach different brushes)
  3.  Different sized brush holders (these have been able to fit all of the brushes I have tried, including Zoeva, Sigma, Sephora, Morphe, and Real Techniques)
  4. A little paper with instructions on how to operate the machine

Not included but required – 2 x AAA battery, preferably brand new and not taken out from your TV remote, like mine was.

OPTIONAL – Brush sleeves. You can get a ton of these pretty cheap from Amazon. I love them; they help retain the shape of my brushes when drying, and keep them safe during travel.

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The Girl Loves Makeup Giveaway

The Girl Loves Makeup Giveaway – The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Brushes Palette and Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter + Gloss Bomb up for grabs!


Hi all, welcome to my very first giveaway! 🎉🎉

I mentioned a couple of months ago on my Instagram that I would be doing a #giveaway when I hit 5000 followers, and I’m #blessed enough to say that the time has come. ☺️ This giveaway is for US residents only; I hope to do some international ones in the future! 🎁

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josie maran argan infinity creamy oil review

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil Review


The Story

My skin is crazy dry, and the freezing cold winters in Cleveland are NO HELP AT ALL. So, I was on the search for a product that could give my skin the moisture it was begging for, and after reading multiple good reviews of the Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil, I popped in at my local Sephora and bought this not-so-little guy.

Says Sephora about the Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil:

What it is:
An innovative, 99 percent natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion.

What it is formulated to do:
One creamy oil, infinite possibilities. This makeup artist must-have delivers all the moisturizing benefits of argan oil in a portable, non-greasy, creamy oil form. The innovative formula starts as a cream and melts into an oil, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation. Use it to hydrate and gently soothe under-eyes, smooth flyaways, keep eyebrows in place, and condition lips. Mix it with powder blush or eyeshadow to instantly transform it into a cream.

Suggested Usage:
Use Argan Infinity Cream to:
-Deeply moisturize dry areas of the face.
-Soothe irritated skin caused by rosacea, wind, or sunburn.
-Soften elbows, heels, and other rough patches.
-Keep stray eyebrows in place.
-Smooth flyaways.
-Moisturize at night.
-Prevent razor burn and irritation.
-Prevent skin dehydration during airline travel.
-Apply as a lip conditioner before lipstick.
-Apply over lip stain for a silky finish.
-Lightly dab on eyelids before applying eyeshadow.
-Apply before or after using cheek stain to improve blendability.
-Transform powder eyeshadow or pigment into a cream by mixing with Infinity Cream.
-Mix with a powder luminizer to create a light, shimmery lip balm.
-Use as a subtle face highlighter to illuminate cheekbones, lips, and brow bones.
-Mix with a powder blush to create a silky cream blush or colored lip balm.
-Hydrate and plump dry, swollen under-eyes.
-Apply to fingertips and toes to hydrate and soften cuticles.
-Quench skin post-sunburn.


-100% Pure Argan Oil: Nourishes and hydrates skin.

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate**, Beeswax**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Glyceryl Dibehenate**, Tribehenin**, Glyceryl Behenate**, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil**, Tocopherol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica) Seed Oil**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract**, Soybean Glycerides**, Linoleic Acid**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil** Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter**, Aleurites Moluccana Seed (Kukui Nut) Oil**, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil**.

*Organic. **Natural.

You get a whopping 65ml/2.2oz for $28.

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Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil - Review and Swatches

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil – Review and Swatches


Says Sephora about the ~ holographic ~ Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A makeup priming, holographic highlighting treatment oil powered by Josie’s quick-absorbing 100% Pure Argan Oil Light and pore-smoothing priming pearls for boosted elasticity, glowy radiance, and makeup-ready skin.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Dryness

If you want to know more…
Get a holographic moonlit glow with Josie’s weightless moonstone potion that highlights, primes, hydrates, and smooths. Argan-powered essential nutrients nourish and treat the skin while multicolored coated priming pearls illuminate and awaken your complexion. Easily transform any look with these iridescent drops: mix with your foundation for a perfectly dewy look, add a few to your lips for a glowing pout, or bring extra light to cheekbones with one single drop. The 100% Pure Argan Oil Light nourishes and hydrates while PhytoVie Defense®, a plant-based antioxidant, helps fight against skin-aging free radical damage and extends makeup wear. Lemongrass lavender essential oils enhance your mood and calm redness. Skin is left juicy, glowing, protected, and smooth. Let’s glow to the moon.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

You get a nice 50 ml bottle for a not-so-nice $48.

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