Monday, March 29, 2010

Luster 1 Hour White Review

Created by leading dentists and developed by the Dentovations team, I was lucky enough to try out the Luster 1 Hour Teeth Whitening Kit. This is the only over the counter teeth whitening product that is FDA cleared. It is the ONLY kit that ensures zero tooth sensitivity, which is one of my concerns when it comes to teeth whitening products. I have tried several in the past, and have found, especially with Crest White Strips, there is a lot of pain and discomfort around my more sensitive teeth and dental work. This kit is simple and easy to use. The only thing you need when using this product is a hour of free time.

The steps are simple and easy:

1) Rinse with the Accelerator Mouth Rinse - I found this part was just like normal mouthwash. You just have to make sure you get the front of your teeth so i swished with my head down to get all the front! So easy!

2) Brush on Super Whitening Gel. This is what is used to whiten the teeth. I just had to make sure I didn't get too much on my tongue and lips which proved to be a little difficult after the 5th or 6th time. Just have to make sure you get the most gel on the teeth you would like the whitest. I applied most of the gel to my top front teeth.

3) Use Activating White Light , which is like a little machine that stimulates the gel you apply in the 2nd step. You do this for 2 minutes. Batteries included, which is helpful

After you've done all the above steps, you should repeat them 10-20 times. After about 10 times, I was a little tired, but the results were very good! I noticed my teeth were about 2 shades whiter. The results should last up to 12 months! Overall I would recommend this, just make sure you do it when you have a hour to kill, maybe while your watching your favorite TV Show or reading a book.

Right now, use coupon code LUSTERME at checkout for a $5 coupon off this product. Stay up to date with LUSTER at facebook HERE You can find this product at drug stores such as Target, Kmart, Walgreens & CVS. This kit retails for $44.99 and it is worth trying!!

ELF Coupon code

Elf Cosmetics is really bringing the coupons this week. If you spend $20 at their makeup site you will get this amazing kit valued at $80!! 9 eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, brushes, eyeshadow, the list goes on and on a 27 piece kit! This offer ends April 1st, use code MARCHMINI at checkout.


Bloom Lip Gloss

I'm a huge lip gloss junkie and Bloom Cosmetics has a huge line out of lip glosses, plumpers and lip sticks. Two really stood out for me out of their product line.

The Cosmopolitan Bloom Lip Gloss although a little expensive at $20 a tube, is well worth the money. I have since went to Ulta and purchased 3 more tubes in this shade! Maybe it's just because i'm obsessed with pink lip colors, but this lip gloss makes your lips plumper and shiny with just enough pink. Goes great with a good tan! On a scale of 1 to 10 i give this gloss a 11! I was soo excited to go to Ulta & find out they were actually losing the Bliss line, and the whole aisle was 75 percent off! woo hoo!

The bloom Lip plump was a little bit of a dissapointment. Every time I try a new lip plumper, I get a little too hopeful thinking maybe i found the answer to all my thin lip fears, however this one fell flat. When i put this on my lips, they just felt wet. No color, no plump and no tingle! They did moisturize my lips though, so it wasn't all bad.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Neostrata Intense Lightening Complex Giveaway

The Exuviance Intense Lightening Complex is an elegant gel formulation made out of hydroquinone, ployhydroxy acide and kojic acid intended to lighten all discolorations of the face such as freckles, age and liver spots. You can read more about this product in my Skin Brighting Kit Review HERE.

In this before and after pic you can see the drastic changes in the appearance of frecles around the eyes. The Exuviance Lightening Complex in my opinion makes your face look more youthful, bright and healthy.

5 winners are going to win their own Lightening Complex which retails for $45.00 a bottle. If you would like to enter this giveaway, MANDATORY entry, head on over to Neostrata and pick out your favorite item and tell me why! Be specific! There are so many things to choose from !!

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Neostrata Review + Coupon

"Discover the dermatology developed skin care collections recommended and highly regarded by skin care experts around the world."

Neostrata is a skin care company that markets a huge range of skin care brands including the company I had the opportunity to review, Exuviance. This company is clinically proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, which is of course my main goal in skin care! Exuviance specializes in targeting your special treatment. They carry special kits for various skin care issues, such as acne, dark spots and age repair.

Exuviance contains a patented bionic blend of Polyhydroxy and Alpha Hydroxy acids. Discover dermatologist developed skin care that has perfected the science of skin transformation by delivering full-strength anti-aging benefits without irritation.

The Exuviance Brighten Kit is formulated for people that would like to brighten their skintone. It encourages cell turnover, targets dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, and my favorite part lightens discoloration of freckles and age spots. And for ME, gets rid of all the previous damage the sun and all my years have tanning have done to my face. The steps are simple and easy and are done twice daily. Here is what is included in the kit:
Purifying Cleansing Gel: This soft, gentle cleanser washes away all oils and makeup left over from the day. I found it to be one of the better cleansers, because my face really did feel clean and fresh once I washed it off.

The Intense Lightening Complex made up of Hydroquinone 2% and PHA/Kojic Acid Complex is the part you put on after your cleanser, and this is the thing that does magic! You just put a little on after cleansing your face, and freckles, age spots will slowly start to fade.

The Bionic Eye Cream is the last step in this collection, and 90% of users who have used this product, saw a reduction in puffiness and increased elasticity after 4 weeks. A little amount goes a long way, and applied twice a day after the first two steps works wonders!

After using these products for only 3 days, I have seen a visible difference in the way my eyes look, and how much toned and even my face color is.

Right now, if you spend $100.00 anywhere on their website you will get a FREE GIFT, a Neostrata Eye Cream ($30 value) And for all orders over $75 you will get free shipping along with 3 free samples !

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Clarisea 50% Coupon Code

Clarisea is one of my favorite beauty companies, and right now they are offering 50% off ALL ITEMS plus free shipping until Friday!! Use Code Fan50 at checkout. You could get this entire set which normally retails for $69 for $34.50!!

So hurry up and head on over to Clarisea because this deal will only last till the end of the week!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Whish - The Results Are in!!!

The results are in! Whish Body Ingrown Hair Serum is a hit! It's clinically proven to get rid of all ingrown hairs and shaving bumps. And I'm here to tell you it really does work! I get horrible ingrown hairs around my bikini line, and Whish's Serum is one of my summer must-haves. Men can use this on their chest,underarms, brows, lips, anywhere you have those trouble spots.

The key ingredients in the Whish Ingrown Hair Serum include Organic Aloe, Willow Bark Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Organic Rose hips and Organic cucumber extract.

From personal experience I will tell you this stuff works wonders. I put it on either before or after I shave and I never get those annoying pimple like bumps that are SO unattractive. When I put it on after, I instantly saw results!! It soothes, prevents and repairs all razor bumps and ingrown hairs, and now it has been proven.

When asked to rate the total performance of this product, 100 % agreed that Whish's Flawless Serum "improved the overall appearance of skin"

Whish Flawless ingrown hair serum sells for $22.50 and will last you about 3 months. Professional size is also available. Check out Whish's other bath/body products at Whish Body .

Monday, March 22, 2010

HoneyCat Cosmetics Review + Giveaway

Oh how I love Honeycat Cosmetics where there is a sexy felinee spin on makeup!! Not only do they have a fabulous website- but their products are absolutely amazing! Founded by Theresa Spruill, this is a fun, flirty cosmetic line, bath product line and tons of other fun things all wrapped into one prrrrfect company!!!

I'm so excited to tell you about my favorite Honeycat Cosmetic , the Hiss Good Night. The picture doesn't show how many sparkels this lip gloss has, but it's really for an amazing night on the town. And the scent is a delicious peppermint, perfect for a kiss!!

Coming from someone who turns their nose at any type of chapstick or lip balm, THIS lip balm has completely changed my mind. The "Whisker Slickers" Im in Heat Lip Balm is like hot cinammon on your lips. Enriched with Vitamin C you will have the sexiest, yummiest lips in town. I haven't been able to put this down since receiving it.

Here are a couple other HoneyCat Cosmetics must haves for this spring.

Honey Chocolate Bath Melt Treats $25

Mother's Day bath Gift Set $40.00

Right now with a order of $50 or more you will receive the cutest little HoneyCat Tank Top . It's SO Adorable, I'm tempted to spend fifty dollars just to get it! HoneyCat Cosmetics also has their own blog with all kinds of updates on products and gift ideas. This is such a fun company, I'm so honored and thrilled to review it.

HoneyCat Cosmetics as you can tell how the cutest kitty names for all their products. They are always looking for new creative names for beauty items. If you can guess the name of their next product you will win $100 of free Kitty Cosmetics!! Just fill out the form HERE to get your idea in!!


One lucky beauty blog reader is going to win an amazing Honeycat Cosmetics Gift Package Here is what you will win:

Hiss Good Nite Lip Gloss ($16)

HoneyCat Shower Gel ($16)

Vanilla Cream Soap Bar ($8)

And you will also get a HoneyCat Cosmetics Wash Cloth, what a giveaway!! So c'mon ladies for your mandatory entry check out their website at HoneyCat Cosmetics and tell me what you love about their site or what you would buy, BE SPECIFIC! must be done for all other entries to count.

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Good luck! This is a huge giveaway! Winner will be chosen on April 6th by random. org. Winner must live in the US. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen.

I received products for the purpose of this review. These opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way for this posting. Thanks to HoneyCat Cosmetics for sponsoring this giveaway.

Marc Jacobs Lola

Marc Jacobs new perfume line, Lola, Daisy's Big Sister is fabulous. The Eau de Parfum comes in two sizes to start with; in November a 1 oz size will be marketed just before the Holidays. Price list: "1.7 oz. for $65 and 3.4 oz. for $85 -- as well as a 5.1 oz. body lotion, $45; a 5.1-oz. shower gel, $40, and a 4.9-oz. body cream, $50 find it at Macys and other fine fragrance stores. My favorite feature is the bottle. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Skin Care RX Giveaway at the Beauty Counter

My favorite beauty blog (other then this blog of course) has teamed up with Skin Care RX to host a $100 Gift Card Giveaway to their online-shop. Why is this so amazing? Well, i'm glad you asked. Skin Care RX carries not only top name brand Skin care brand, but my personal favorite Obagi.

Obagi Skin Care specializes in getting rid of small blemishes on your face, or freckles, sun spots, etc. All the things your skin starts to get as you age. But even if you your not an Obagi fan, Skin Care RX has tons of different product lines for every person!

Head on over to the Beauty Counter to enter, hurry up, contest ends 4/1.

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Skin Care RX $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Mystic Perfect Tan Kit Review + Giveaway

I'm so excited about this one! You may know Mystic Tan as a popular tanning salon , but now they have their own Perfect Spray-Tan at home kit! It's rare that I come across a product that after I purchase I cannot stop using however this is that one product I cannot get enough of.

Like all of you, I had my doubts. There are so many bad self-tanners out there, and I have tried them all. Some make you itch, some make you smell, and some just make you orange and streaky! Now don't get me wrong, the first time I spray-tanned myself, I messed up a little bit on my feet, but the second time, I got my tan down perfectly.

The Mystic at home Spray Kit comes with 3 simple steps, all in a cute little bag. Here are the steps to the perfect spray-tan

1: The Base: It's a simple base applicator that you put all over your body, pretty much preparing your skin for the spray. You should always make sure your skin is clean, and not dry or patchy before applying the tan

2: The Build: This is where it gets tricky! This is the actual part where your applying the spray tan. It's almost like a spray can. I stood there with the can about 6 inches away from my body and sprayed as evenly as i could everywhere, making sure i didn't spray too much in one certain area. It drys VERY quickly , so there is no mess involved! You notice the color immediatly, and the most impressive part of this tanning kit for me was the color. Not orange, not fake looking. The color looks like an actual tan!

3: The Boost: This is what you apply after your tan to keep your tan looking fresh, and also so the color doesn't fade. I applied the lotion every morning after my spray-tan just so it would last a little bit longer.

Overall, the Mystic Perfect Tan Kit is the best at home tanning kit I have tried, and if you mess up the first time, don't get discouraged, it takes a couple times to get it just right. Your tan will last about a week, but you can probably get about 5 spray tans out of this kit. You can purchase your OWN kit at retail stores such as Sephora, or you can check out their site at for more info on their retail stores. This kit retails $54.00 and is worth the money. A spray tan at an actual tanning salon goes for about $30 so you do the math!


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Thank you to Mystic Tan for sponsoring this giveaway. I received a spray tan at home kit for the purpose of a review only. The above opinions are strictly my own and I was not paid in any way for this review.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Riversol Review + Giveaway

Riversol is a skin-care company based in Canada, founded by Dr Rivers. In 1999 after practicing medicine for almost 20 years, Dr Rivers came to the conclusion that many people were confused about what type of products they were putting on their skin and what kind of ingredients these products contained. So he focused on an ingredient called "thujaplicin" which is a special ingredient derived from the Pacific Red Cedar Tree. He found this ingredient was helpful in reducing the wear and tear that your skin goes through as you get older. Along with vitamins E and C, and other ingredients, Dr Rivers created Riversol which is never tested on animals, and is great for all types of skin from oily to sensitive.

Riversol sent me a sample pack containing eye cream, day cream, cream cleanser, lotion and gel cleanser. I loved them all, they left my skin feeling nice and soft. My favorite was the eye cream. It was smooth and gentle and I felt refreshed in the morning.

Riversol calls their products their T Line, and here is what is included

Daily Moisturizing Cream – 60 g/ 2 fl oz -$70.00

Daily Moisturizing Concentrate – 60 g / 2 fl oz – $70.00

Daily Moisturizing Lotion – 60 ml / 2 fl oz – $70.00

Revitalizing Eye Cream – 15 g – 0.5 fl oz – $60.00

Foaming Gel Cleanser – 240 ml / 8 fl oz – $35.00

Daily Cream Cleanser – 240 ml / 8 fl oz – $35.00

Protective Serum with Vitamin C and E – 60 ml / 2 fl oz – $105.00


One reader is going to win their own T-Plus Moisturizing Cream. A fragrance free product containing Vitamin C and E ! ! This goes for $70 on their website and one lucky gal is gonna walk away with one for free!!!!

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Thanks to Riversol for sponsoring this giveaway. I received samples of product for this review, and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sigma Makeup Review + Giveaway

Anyone who knows me knows what a huge makeup fan I am. That is the main reason I started this beauty blog. Sigma Makeup is a big part of why i love reviewing make-up especially eyeshadow. Lately I've been focused on mineral make-up, however Sigma has brought me back to my favorite thing, which is a collection of brilliant, beautiful eyeshadows in one amazing collection.

When I received my Sigma Neutral Shade Eyeshadow Kit , I was more then just impressed. This is the kind of kit you could use if you have NEVER worn make-up or even if you have no idea how to apply. Not only does it come with a tutorial on how to put eyeshadow on but it tells you exactly what brush to use (which we will get to later) and it gives you step by step instructions, which i found incredibly useful.

I love how the Neutral Eyeshadow Kit came in small compact cases, each in their own separate box with mirror and eyeshadow applicator. So not only could you take each eyeshadow by itself, and throw it in your purse, but you could do what I did, which is take each eyeshadow and put it into the empty eye pallette which you receive when you order this awesome kit.

I also got to try the EyeShadow Brush Kit which is by far the best eye brushes I have reviewed yet. I loved how they came with large numbers on the side of each brush, so when your reading the "How To" instructions, you could refer directly to the brush the manual is talking about without any confusion.

In this amazing eye brush kit you receive a Medium Angle Shading Brush, A small angle brush (which i love to use for my eyebrows) A Large Shade Brush which is great for putting eyeshadow directly onto your lid, a Pencil Brush , Tapered Blending Brush , an Eyeliner Brush and an Eye Shading Brush which is perfect when blending in your colors. All together, this is the best Brush Kit I have reviewed on any of my blogs, and I am so happy I found Sigma Makeup.


One lucky reader will win a Goodie Bag from Sigma Makeup that contains two travel brushes and an eyeshadow.

Right now Sigma Makeup is even offering 25% of some of their popular makeup kits and their website even offers a fun tutorial showing you exactly how to use their products so you get the perfect flawless beautiful eye shadow color we all long for ! For your MANDATORY entry check out some of their sale item make-up kits and let me know which item you would buy, either for yourself or someone else! Check out their tutorials while your at it, they really do give you some great tips!!

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That's it. A winner will be chosen 3/29 11:59 PM. Winner will be chosen by and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or else another winner will be chosen. Thank you to Sigma Makeup for sponsoring this giveaway. I was not paid in any way for this posting, and the opinions are strictly my own. I received an eyeshadow kit for the purpose of reviewing this company.

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