Well if your tired trying all the different beauty product that are out there just to throw them into a drawer in your bathroom after they made you breakout or caused sensitivity to your skin. Let me do it for you! I try all the latest beauty products out there for several days or even weeks. I then review them right here for you. Then you can buy and try them for yourself, leave a comment and share your experiences with the readers. We are all here for the same reasons. We want to look and feel BEAUTIFUL! So let find out what works and what does not with WHATS INSIDE YOUR BEAUTY BAG? HERE IS A PEEK INSIDE MINE!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

I have an amazing new to me product that I discovered! It is Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum. I had heard about it and hesitated until I read the reviews about it on www.influenster.com The convinced me to give it a try. I bought it and tried for just one month right before Christmas. Well this was the BEST PURCHASE EVER!!

I used it and it felt so nice on my skin like a drink of water my skin needed only it was a serum that felt luxurious and like it should have cost hundreds of dollars! My skin immediately tightened up and never felt softer or smoother in years. I made the years of tanning as a teenager almost disappear instantly but after a month I look like I was in my early twenties not approaching a mild stone birthday in just a few days!  I say start an anti aging regime AS SOON AS you hit your mid to late 20's and your skin will thank you by looking young and supple and if you want start START NOW with Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum and when I say START NOW I mean it! No matter how old you are its never to late. Over the holidays everyone was asking me what I was using to stay so young looking and my answer was Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum. My obsession to fine the perfect serum landed me on Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum and I also have give credit to Influenster for pushing my curiosity over the edge. THE MEANINGFUL BEAUTY CREME DE SERUM GET A 5 $$$$$ FROM ME FOR ITS ABILITY TO MAKE ME LOOK AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL. IT TIGHTENS MY SKIN AND IMPROVES FINE LINES AND WRINKLES!

If you want your skin to tighten up and glow visit the Crème de Serum website here: http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/products/products,default,pg.html

 Meaningful Beauty purchasing information: http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/select-a-system/order,default,pg.html


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow

Hello Everyone,

I just could not help myself when I found the NYC New York Color HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in Skyrise Steel. I first discovered it on www.influenster.com  and after reading reviews I decided I had to try it. I had already done my year in review but this is a BONUS POST for all of you! What can I say I am addicted to Beauty Products and I had to share this with you in time for the Holiday Party Season going on now!

This trio makes a perfect smoky eye. Just start with all over highlighter which is labeled for you then use the darkest shadow on your lid and follow up with the grey color in your crease and you will have a simple three step process for a great smoky eye. I also like to use an eye shadow primer if you have one on hand but its not necessary. The NYC New Your Color HD Color Trio eye Shadow will cost around $3.00 and they have many varieties. 


The NYC NEW YORK COLOR HD COLOR TRIO EYE SHADOW IN SKYRISE STEEL GET A 4$$$$ FROM ME AND IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG BECAUSE ITS AFFORDABLE AND ELEGANT. WHILE IT MAY LAST FOR 6 HOURS WITHOUT PRIMER WITH ABOUT 9 IT STILL GETS YOU THROUGH AN AVERAGE NEW YEARS PARTY OR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!

Bought several! Used the one pictured on the right for this blog demonstration Skyrise Steel gets you a Smoky Eye

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2013's Naughty and Nice Beauty Products According to Anna's Beauty Bag

Happy Holidays To All Of My Amazing Readers!

I love and appreciate all of you and I want to wish you an AMAZING HOLIDAY and A BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR! This is my final post of 2013 and I will be back with new beauty finds and beauty busts in the New Year but until then I will list all of 2013's Naughty and Nice Beauty Products that I tested along with their month that I posted the review so you can go read why they are on the list. Again Thank You and I look forward to continuing this Beauty Bag Journey in 2014! Follow me on Pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/ and on my Twitter @ https://twitter.com/LoveAnna111 Also a special club for It Cosmetics fans is easy to sign up for! you will get free samples and win prizes each month including free mascara just to join! To join the IT Girl Superheros and to win prizes each month and free samples sign up here @ http://sot.ag/4QD7p

First The...

Naughty

Kiss My Face Honey & Calendula Moisturizer  (January)

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer   (February)

Sally Hansen Color Quick (February)

Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo  (July)

Skinny Skinny Organic Dry Shampoo (September)

Juice Beauty  (September)

Julep  (October)

JinSOON Nail Polish (November)

And Now The...

Nice

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes  (January)

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel  (January)

EOS Lip Balm (January)

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Daily Moisture Body Lotion ( January)

ImPRESS- on Manicure By Broadway Nails (January)

Renpure Original Argan Oil Treatment (January)

Burt's Bees Radiant Body Wash (January)

Boscia Black Mask (February)

TRESemme Split Remedy Sealing Serum (February)

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste ( March)

Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment (March)

CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye Brightening Shadow Pallet (April)

Revlon Nail Enamel (April)

Summer and Sunscreen (May)

Nexxus Hydra-light Shampoo (June)

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant (June)

L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream w/ SPF 15 (June)

Fresh Rose Freshface Promer (September)

John Masters Organics Vitamin C Serum (October)

Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eye Shadow & Highlight Quad (October)

Butter London Nail Polish (October)

Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush (October)

Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara (November)

Cailyn Gelix Eyebrow( November)

Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty #VioletVoxBox (December)

Motagne Jeunesse Clay Spas (December)

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo (December)

AS FOR MY TOP THREE CHOICES OF 2013 and MY MUST HAVE! ARE...(in no particular order)

THE NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK DRY SHAMPOO (that Influenster provided me for testing purposes)

MY SECOND CHOICE OF 2013 & MY MUST HAVE IN MY BEAUTY BAG IS THE EYEKO CURVY BRUSH MASACARA!

MY THIRD CHOICE OF 2013 and IT'S HARD TO ONLY PICK THREE IS LAURA GELLER'S EYE ELEMENTS BAKED EYESHADOW & HIGHLIGHT QUAD

Again HAPPY HOLIDAYS and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you enjoyed this quick year in review and join me next year because I am already reviewing anther group of products just for you! THANK YOU for making my Beauty Blog a success and I will continue to guide you into http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak

The day after I received my #VioletVoxBox I was getting ready for work and saw a products in my box that I knew I could use that day. It was The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and I was using that morning because although my hair had been washed it looked a little oily and oily hair is not nice hair. The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo retails for $5.99 and its WORTH EVERY DOLLAR! Before styling my hair I sprayed this in my roots at the crown of my head a little all around because it smells so good I love it. Brushed my hair and immediately it look clean and refreshed as if I just got out of the shower and blew dry hair when in fact this took like less than two minutes to spray and brush in! Its so effective I bought another bottle on my lunch break.

I love this so much that I also am so happy to have gotten before the holiday season because sometime you have to go from work straight to a holiday paryt and before you leave for work you can spray the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo to REBOOT your styled hair! It gives volume and life back to hair that was done in the morning that does not have same life to it by 6pm! I love the size that I got in VioletVoxBox because it fit right into my purse. Everyone is getting a small and large size of the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo in their stocking this holiday season! It is the PERFECT EXTRA LITTLE GIFT YOU CAN INCLUDE!
A hair miracle worker

I am grateful for recieving the the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo complimenrty of Influensters 2013 Beauty VioletVoxBox and discovering the dry shampoo because I almost gave up on finding a decent dry shampoo until now.

The NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO GETS A 5 $$$$$ FOR THE ABILITY TO TURN SLIGHTLY LESS THEN PERFECTLY CLEAN HAIR INTO NICE HAIR IN AN INSTANT! SMELL WONDERFUL AND IS QUICK AND EASY!! THIS IS IN MY BEAUTY FOR SURE!! I FOUND THE PRODUCT AT A LOCAL WALGREENS FOR $5.99 for 7 OUNCES A GREAT DEAL FOR A GREAT PRODUCT!!THANK YOU NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFESHING DRY SHAMPOO YOU ARE A TIME SAVER AND A HAIR MIRACLE WORKER!

@NotYour Mothers #NYMCleanFreak #VioletVoxBox

Monday, December 9, 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas

Aloha What's  Inside Your Beauty Bag Readers,

I decided to write an extra review on the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spa Mask that Influenster provided me with the Red Earth Clay Spa one complimentary for testing purposes because it was so AMAZING that I have already bought more and will be including them as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
I received the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas complimentary of Influenster

The retail value is reasonable at $2.49. Be sure to set aside 10 to 15 minutes for this mask for it to really go to work. The instructions are to make sure your face is clean and free of makeup so this is the perfect mask at the end of the day. I applied the mask which was very simple and then relaxed for 15 minutes. It smelled really nice like cinnamon and the Red Clay is supposed to give you a deep clean and my skin after the 15 minutes felt INCREDIBLE! I could actually see the difference my pores were smaller and my skin looked RADIANT! It was so simple to do and simple is what we need but for the Montagne Jeunesse mask to be effective at this price point was unexpected!


 I GIVE THE MONTAGNE JEUNESSE RED EARTH CLAY SPA MASK A 5 $$$$$ FOR ITS ABILITY TO READY DEEP CLEAN YOUR SKIN IN JUST 15 MINUTES AT A BARGIN PRICE!! DOES NOT DRY YOUR SKIN LEAVES IT FEELING CLEAN AND RADIANT!! A MASK THAT IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG PERMANTLY!! #VioletVoxBox @Montagne Jeunesse  #MJClaySpas

Visit the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas Website @ http://www.montagnejeunesse.com

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty VioletVoxBox

Hello to All of My Beautiful Readers,

I received my Influenster 2013 Fall Beauty VioletVoxBox this week and I am so happy to get all of these product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes! When my #VioletVoxBox arrived in the mail I was excited to see it. I opened up and found that I was selected to receive a SOYJOY bar in Banana Flavor, a Goody Athletique Headband, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in the Blow Bubbles Shade, the Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask in Pulped Pomegranate and the Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo. It was five products and its very genourous of www.influenster.com to give!

Right out of the box I tested the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in the Blow Bubbles Number 130 Shade retail value $4.99. I love the pink shade its beautiful and I have been kind of obsessed with pink polish since I was a kid so the fact that Influenster sent me Blow Bubbles complimentary for testing purposes is a definite plus. After applying one coat I saw that it was a little light so I applied a second coat after waiting for it to dry for about 5 minutes! It looked great applied well and I LOVE the large brush! The SHINE is there and it lasts through doing dishes, showering and anything else you put your hand in. It did not chip and it looks great! I give it a 5 $$$$$ on my scale for LONG LASTING COLOR, SHINE AND THE FACT THAT IT DOES NOT CHIP!! ITS IN MY BEAUTY BAG RIGHT NOW and I AM GOING TO BUY A COUPLE MORE COLORS!!#VioletVoxBox @Sally Hansen  #TripleShine
Sally Hansen Triple Shine





The same day that I receieved my VioletVoxBox I just had to use the Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap that is Reversible and Quick Dry. I got the Pink one that reverses to black with a pink trim. The retail value is $6.00. I am so thrilled to receive this Goody Athletique Headwrap complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I used this the evening I received it for a pretty intense workout of yoga and some cardio a little over an hour of working out and this Goody Headwrap was holding up my hair and keeping me dry by wicking away the moisture! I love it and people I was working out with at the gym asked me about it and it felt great to say I got it from Influenster! They all want one and they were going to head to the store to buy one. When I got home I hand washed it and threw it in the dryer and it came out fresh and clean and ready to go. It holds up to everything so I give it a 5 $$$$$ for its STYLE, DURABILITY AND THE FACT THAT IT REALLY HOLD YOUR HAIR IN PLACE DURING A WORKOUT WHILE WICKING AWAY SWEAT!! I KEEP IT IN MY BAG FOR THE GYM AND TO MAKE SOFT WAVES IN MY HAIR!! (see my pinterest board for a video @  http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/goody-i-am-athletique/ for other idea on what to do with a headband!
@GoodyHair / #GoodyAthletique
I got all of these products complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes!


 
The day after I received my #VioletVoxBox I was getting ready for work and saw two products in my box that I knew I could use that day. First was The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster and I was using that morning because although my hair had been washed it looked a little oily and oily hair is not nice hair. The Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo retails for $5.99 and its WORTH  EVERY DOLLAR! Before styling my hair I sprayed this in my roots at the crown of my head a little all around because it smells so good I love it. Brushed my hair and immediately it look clean and refreshed as if I just got out of the shower and blew dry hair when in fact this took like less than two minutes to spray and brush in! Its so effective I bought another bottle on my lunch break. The NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CLEAN FREAK REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO GETS A 5 $$$$$ FOR THE ABILITY TO TURN SLIGHTLY LESS THEN PERFECTLY CLEAN HAIR INTO NICE HAIR IN AN INSTANT! SMELL WONDERFUL AND IS QUICK AND EASY!! THIS IS IN MY BEAUTY FOR SURE!! @NotYour Mothers  #NYMCleanFreak #VioletVoxBox

The next Fall 2013 VioletVoxBox item that I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster was the tastiest! I received a SOYJOY Bar valued at 0.99cents and I decided to eat it as a snack to get me through to dinner time around 3:30pm. From the second I opened it I was intrigued because it smelled like banana bread which could be because I got the SOYJOY bar in Banana flavor but this was a lot better then a piece of banana break because it had baked whole soy and fruit in it. It tasted soft and chewy with a lot less calories only a 130 for the whole delicious bar. I GIVE IT A 4 $$$$ in TUMMY SATIFACTION FOR TASTE, TEXTURE AND THE FACT THAT THE LURE OF THE SMELL OF BANANA IS JUST WINDERFULLY DELICIOUS! I CAN'T GIVE A PERFECT FIVE BECAUSE IT DID NOT FILL ME UP UNTIL 7pm (dinner time that night) BUT IF DINNER WAS AT 6pm I WOULD NOT HAVE FELT MY STOMACH AT ALL! #SoyJoy #VoxJoy #VioletVoxBox
SOYJOY BARS  ARE A YUMMY SNACK

I tried the mask from Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas last because well I thought it would be nice little treatment for my face. Influenster provided me with the Red Earth Clay Spa one complimentary for testing purposes and I was super excited to try it. The retail value is reasonable at $2.49. Be sure to set aside 10 to 15 minutes for this mask for it to really go to work. The instructions are to make sure your face is clean and free of makeup so this is the perfect mask at the end of the day. I applied the mask which was very simple and then relaxed for 15 minutes. It smelled really nice like cinnamon and the Red Clay is supposed to give you a deep clean and my skin after the 15 minutes felt INCREDIBLE! I could actually see the difference my pores were smaller and my skin looked RADIANT! It was so simple to do and simple is what we need but for the Montagne Jeunesse mask to be effective at this price point was unexpected! I GIVE THE MONTAGNE JEUNESSE RED EARTH CLAY SPA MASK A 5 $$$$$ FOR ITS ABILITY TO READY DEEP CLEAN YOUR SKIN IN JUST 15 MINUTES AT A BARGIN PRICE!! DOES NOT DRY YOUR SKIN LEAVES IT FEELING CLEAN AND RADIANT!! A MASK THAT IS IN MY BEAUTY BAG PERMANTLY!! #VioletVoxBox @Montagne Jeunesse  #MJClaySpas

For an invite to Influenster ask me I have some left or for more information go to www.influenster.com and to find out more about what in my beauty bag check out my blog @http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/  and follow me on pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/influensters-violetvoxbox/
 
 
The VioletVoxBox gets a 5 $$$$$ from me because EVERTHING IN IT IS NOW IN MY BEAUTY BAG! TRY THESE PRODUCTS AND FIND OUT WHY & DONT FORGET TO JOIN INFLUENSTER TODAY SO THAT YOU CAN START GETTING THESE WONDERFUL VoxBox yourself! ENJOY!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Peek Inside Influensters VioletVoxBox



 A Review of all of these items is on the way I am currently testing so in about a week or so! I still have invites for www.influenster.com so ask me and I will send you one. In the mean time check out my other posts @ http://aguidetowhatsinsideyourbeautybag.blogspot.com/ and follow me on Pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow

Aloha Readers!

Its the week of Thanksgiving and boy is it cold outside on the East Coast! I know its been a minute since I have left a review but don't think for a second I have forgotten. I have been busy testing a few products at a time and I know its the holiday season and we all want to look great when visiting with family we may have not see all year. I have brought you something that will help you out in just a few short seconds literally it will look like you got an eyebrow lift!

I recently discovered Cailyn Cosmetics and upon this I decided to buy online there Gelux Eyebrow in Hazelnut and some tinted lip balm (review to come in the coming weeks). The Gelux Eyebrow comes with a built in brush which is great because its all in one convenient place.  The Cailyn Gelux is so great better than any pencil or powder out there. The application is so easy and the gel formula finds every little eyebrow hair you have and clings to it. Everyone knows how important our eyebrows are. They frame our face and can even age us if not done properly so for years now we have all plucked or waxed and sometimes over doing it. When that happened we grabbed a eyebrow pencil or powder and tried to correct it or some of us just want to make our brows look even better.  Needless to say I have always found pencils to appear to harsh and over done and powders just dust off in a few hours after application so when I saw this I bought and I love it!

I am not going to rant on because with an eyebrow product I myself need to see the result for myself on myself before I can be happy and my suggestion to you is to buy the Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow for yourself and see the difference of a gel. I GIVE THE CAILYN GELUX EYEBROW (IN HAZELNUT) A 5 $$$$$ FOR BEING A TOP QAULITY EYEBROW GEL THAT LASTS FOR 12 HOURS PLUS AND IS WATER AND SWEAT PROOF. IT ALSO HELP YOUR FACE LOOK FRAMED AND IS AN INSTANT EYELIFT!

Cailyn Gelux is available in a variety of shades and is sold on www.cailyncosmetics.com for $22.00. It is parabon, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO's and triclosan free. Since the Gelux brow is so close to your eyes this is a GREAT thing! It does not irritate which is so important if your like me and have sensitive skin. When asked what I use on my eyebrow I say CAILYN GELUX EYEBROW IS WHATS IN MY BEAUTY BAG!!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

JinSOON Nail Polish

Hi Again to all My Readers,

I have been very busy these last few weeks testing multiple products and making notes. I have also been involved in Influenster which is a nation of beauty bloggers and trendsetters who write and share their reviews for the possibility in receiving a free voxbox of goodies. I have now qualified for the fall beauty box called the Violet Voxbox. I am awaiting for it to arrive in the next few weeks so that I can test and review it for all of you. Details on how to become a member are with me so comment and I will give you the details and an invite to the Influenster nation and visit www.influenster.com  Also follow me on Pinterest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/ to find my Beauty must and bust along with my Influenster board.

Now to the good stuff or what I thought would be good. JinSOON nail polish. I bought this on my quest again for a great nail polish that would last. I must admit I bought it right after I tested and reviewed another polish that wasn't so great but after I tested one that was great (Butter London see review). However, my obsession for great nails gets me every time and I bought way too many bottles of JinSOON include the Blue Iris, Tea Rose and Auspicious to name a few.
Fell quickly out of love with JinSOON's Blue Iris

Unfortunately, at $18 a piece I thought that they would be quality MY MISTAKE! After just three days they had chipped and faded away. I mean they looked great for two days really great and after that it was DOWN HILL! After removing it my nails were brittle and dry. It was really upsetting to get a two day manicure that also DAMAGED my nails that were really healthy before hand! My temtation of these great colors got the best of me but it should not fool you. I will include the photo of  what was a great color (tea rose) but it did the worse damage.
Tea Rose looks great now but it damages nails later!

I give JINSOON NAIL POLISHES 0 $ FOR POOR QUALITY AND FOR DAMAGING NAILS. THE JINSOON NAIL POLISH TEMPTS CONSUMERS WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORS THAT DAMAGE NAILS AFTER JUST THREE DAYS! IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE FACT THAT IT CHIPS ON DAY THREE SOME OF US WOULD KEEP THE POLISH ON AND PROBABLY SUFFER EVEN MORE NAIL DAMAGE THAN THIS POLISH IS WORTH. I bought this awful nail polish on the JinSoon website which I will not promote! Just had to let you know that, that is where I found it!

THIS POLISH IS A WASTE OF HARD EARNED MONEY AND I TOOK IT OUT OF MY BEAUTY BAG ASAP. YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT IT IN YOURS!
Two more polishes that should NEVER be in anyone's Beauty Bag!


 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara

Hello Again Everyone,

I have been very busy testing several product but I have promised you for a while now a review on the Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara. I have been wanting to try this mascara for a while now so I took the plunge and bought two. For years I have used a few different mascaras and with all of them I have had to curl my lashes first with an eyelash curler so when I heard and read that the Eyeko brand sold a tube of mascara that curls your lashes while coating them with mascara all in one step I was both excited and skeptical. Nonetheless, I bought two tubes from their website for $19 each. I went for two because I thought that if I loved it I never be without it and if I hated it I could always give the second one to someone for their  own person testing and face it everyone love getting a gift!

Drum roll please.....I LOVE THE MASCARA! It is wonderful. I used it for over a month to make sure it wasn't a fluke but the Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara does what it says. Just apply it hold it there for a second to curl and BOOM you have mascara coated lashes that are also CURLED!! I was amazed and THRILLED! I have used mascara since middle school and I have always had to have an eyelash curler but I am ditching it now for the first time in years!!

Tiered bristle clusters is designed to define, curl and lift lashes
The formula of this mascara is like no other it conditions your lashes with Keratin and Shea Butter for soft and supple lashes and they are. I can touch them and there is NO CRUNCHY feel which is something we all experience with mascara. It gives you the intense jet black color without smudging or flaking. It is water resistant and get this it lasts! The Eyeko London company claims it last 12 hours but I had it on for 15 hours with no issues!  It comes off when you want it off with any make-up wipe, eye make-up remover or your favorite cleanser. I tried it all to make sure!  I must also mention it is paraben free! I love the tube it comes in. The unique tube is like a toothpaste tube which helps you get every drop of mascara out without waste and the brush is specially designed to grab your lashes and help define, curl and lift them in one step!!

Now I must tell you that EYEKO CURVY BRUSH MASCARA gets a 5 $$$$$ from me for its UNBELIVABLE ABILITY TO CURL AND COAT MY LASHES WITH MASCARA IN ONE EASY STEP WITHOUT HAVING TO USE A EYELASH CURLER, IT IS WATERPROOF AND CONDITIONS EYELASHES WITH KERATINE AND SHEA BUTTER TO KEEP YOUR LASHES HEALTHY AND NOT CRUNCHY!

The unique no waste tube from Eyeko is AMAZING!

I bought this mascara on www.eyeko.com for $19 which is a deal compared to other mascaras that make claims but don't deliver results! I really hope you try this mascara for yourself visit the website and check out the full line of different mascaras to find one that is right for you! Also follow me on PINTREST @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/ you will find out what my Beauty Musts and Busts are!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush in Whisper Mulberry

ATTENTION WHATS IN YOUR BEAUTY BAG READERS:

Laura Geller has done it yet again. She has created the most delicate blush in the world that has even made me an anti-blush woman a now blush loving women!!

The Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush in the Whisper Mulberry shade that I purchased honestly scared me at first! I have been afraid of blush since I started wearing makeup at the age of 12 which is awhile ago. Everyone has tried to get me to wear blush. People who do my make-up say I have the perfect cheeks for it and I would swat their hand away in fear. I feared blush because I always have had naturally rose red cheeks. I didn't like them so I would cover them and then know that at some point during the day they would show through I NEVER applied blush a step that I just skipped and it came naturally to me after years of avoiding it.

Not until recently when on a whim I decided to pick up Laura Geller's Air Whipped Blush in Whisper Mulberry did I find out what I was really missing. The whipped cream like texture makes it hard to make a mistake. You use your fingers and it just glides on like a delicate soufflé. My gosh I never thought that I would like blush so much and if you feel you went a little heavy just grab the Laura Geller Highlighter from her Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Quad I reviewed a little over a week ago and it softens it up! You cannot make a mistake with this Air Whipped Blush. 

Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush

I was in a rush one Saturday morning and I use this blush as a quick eyeshadow! it made me look put together but not over done for running errands before going to the gym. It didn't sweat off and when I got home 5 hours later I still had this ethereal glow to my cheeks and eyelids even though I did a ninety minute spin class. This Laura Geller Air Whipped Blush is a MIRCLE WORKER because if it can turn me into a blush fan than it can get anyone on board. If your are already a blush love then I can GUARANTEE that you have not tried the BEST BLUSH until you try this one.

It must be pretty obvouis that I am going to be giving the LAURA GELLER AIR WHIPPED BLUSH IN WHISPER MULBERRY A 5 $$$$$ ON NOT ONLY ITS ABILITY TO TRANSFORM SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER WORN BLUSH INTO A BLUSH WOMAN BUT THAT FACT THAT IT IS LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH QUALITY AND DELICATE TEXTURE MAKES IT MORE THAN A BLUSH! IT CAN EVEN BE EYESHADOW! IT TRANSFORMS YOUR FACE. YOU CANNOT MAKE A MISTAKE AND ITS BUILDABLE!

I found this on www.laurageller.com for $27.00 however be on the lookout for specials and sales from time to time. This blush will last you a long time so price is right! The Blush also comes in two other color options Whisper Rose and Whisper Petal.

When you ask me what blush is in my Beauty Bag? I will say LAURA GELLER AIR WHIPPED BLUSH IN WHISPER MULBERRY!!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Butter London Pop Art Trio

Hello to all my Beautiful Readers,

As promised I have been testing and retesting another set of three nail polishes. These are the Butter London Pop Art Trio. I bought these in search of the perfect nail polish. I was attracted to these because they are a limited edition from Butter London and the colors looked like fun! I like to play with nail polishes so I thought why not give these a try?


Butter London Keks
The first color I decided to try from the Pop Art Collection is the Keks which is described as an opaque, vivid blue crème it is also an new nail color to the Butter London Line. I used is several different ways with a top coat and without and I had found that this pop of color was excellent it lasted either way for about 5 days before chipping or fading which for me is pretty great since an average work week is 5 days! the only negative was that when I went to remove this nail color it left a blue sheen on my nails like a stain of sorts I hoped that the other colors would not do this.


Butter London Keks and Primrose Hill Picnic
I then tried the Primrose Hill Picnic described an opaque, tropical pink crème and that it is! It honestly seemed a little to bold for me in the bottle but after I applied it I love it! It is beautiful! Surprisingly it actually lasted 6 days for me with a topcoat and 5 days without! But it too left a pink sheen on my nails after removing!




Cheeky Chops by Butter London
I would say that two out of three is a score so far but I tested the third polish from the Pop Art Trio just the same and it was the Cheeky Chops which is described as an opaque, canary-yellow crème and it too was very beautiful! I put it threw the ringer wearing it no matter what the occasion and I love it and found that everyone complimented me on this interesting bold color. I found that it lasted about 5 days with or without the topcoat and it too like the other two in its collection left a sheen on my nails after removing!

While the sheen that all three of the Butter London Pop Art Trio nail polishes left on nails may have annoyed me I cannot say that this is a deal breaker. I give BUTTER LONDON POP ART COLLECTION A 4 $$$$ FOR QUALITY. THEY LASTED FOR AN AVERAGE OF 5 DAYS AND TESTING THREE DIFFERENT COLORS THAT ALL LAST IS RARE! THE FACT THAT THEY ALL THREE LEFT A SHEEN AFTER REMOVING IS ONE OF THE ONLY NEGATIVES WHICH IS WHY THEY DO NOT GET A FIVE. HOWEVER I WILL BE KEEPING THESE AND ADDING MORE IN MY BEAUTY BAG!!

The cost for the Butter London Pop Art Collection is $45 for the trio. I purchased them several weeks ago from www.butterlondon.com I went back to check out more polishes and have realized that they have put this particular trio on what they call "holiday" but I did not want you all to be disappointed so I did some more research and found the same ones for the same price on www.zappos.com I hope you ENJOY them as much as I do!! Also follow me on Pintrest @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/

Friday, October 11, 2013

Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Quad


Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Quad this handy little compact has EVERYTHING you need! The shadow I purchased is in the Amethyst Skies and I don't regret it for a second! Let me tell you the Laura Geller baked line is so wonderful it is a creamy delight on your eyelids! The shadow glides on without tugging and the way it blends makes you feel like you are the professional make-up artist you always dreamed to be! I even put it to the real test using it with an under eye primer and without and this shadow performed equally on both! So use an under eye primer or don't if you don't have the time because this was AMAZING!
A Beauty Bag Must Have!
I made the choice of Amethyst Skies because I heard somewhere that purple goes well with blue eyes and they were right it only took me a few different kinds of shadows to land the Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Quad. The dark shade seemed scary at first but after playing around and blending I really got the hang of it and the highlighter part of the quad is my new obsession I swept it over my entire lid and honestly that could have been enough for an easy day look but its buildable and it looks fabulous I even took a larger brush and swept the highlight across my cheeks and WOW did it make me glow!!

I think this comes as no surprise but the Laura Geller Eye Elements Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Quad in Amethyst Skies gets a 5 $$$$$ FOR ITS HIGH QUILITY PERFORMACE AND THE FACT THAT A LITTLE WILL GO A LONG WAY FOR THE PRICE! IT IS PERFECT FOR ANYONE WITH SENSITIVE EYES AND IT FEELS GREAT ON YOUR EYELIDS WHILE GIVING YOU THAT PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST LOOK!

The price is $38 on www.laurageller.com and it is worth ever dollar!! Don't hesitate buy this one and try the other shades she also has available!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum

Happy Sunday Everyone!

This Sunday I actually have something to be happy about! I am super excited to bring you a product that I actually like! While I must warn that this product is for dry/mature skin so its not really for me I still wanted to try it because I think it is NEVER to early to start thinking about premature aging! If you want to look good and stay looking good for a long time then you have to start early!

With the John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum I started off slow very slow because my skin is not yet mature. I used it once a day three days out of the week at night for two weeks then I used twice a day three times a weeks from here on out! I am HOOKED! It is light, silky, cooling on the skin and quickly absorbs. Depending on your skin you may use one to two pumps! While other serums that are "organic" sting and burn this one was a pleasant surprise (See Juice Beauty Review Below) . I put it on let it dry for no more that an minute and went on with moisturizer at night or moisturizer, primer and make-up for day! The results are a brighter completion and a healthy glow. Even on the days I did not use the Vitamin C Serum my skin had this ethereal glow to it even without make-up. For me that alone is worth it!


I put this serum threw a three month test and the bottle is just about empty I don't have anything bad to say about. On my quest to find another serum to incorporate into my beauty routine I will go ahead and go on www.johnmasters.com and pick up another. JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS VITAMIN C ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM GET A 5 $$$$$ FROM ME FOR ITS ABILITY TO DELIVER RESULTS FOR ALL SKIN TYPES AND AGES WITHOUT THE STING OF PAIN! THIS IS A BEAUTY BAG MUST HAVE!

A Note: I could only find it on the John Masters Website. The cost for a once bottle is $30.00 but you can enjoy free shipping on all orders in the USA and you can save 10% right now on all orders over $150 when you enter the promo code "JMO" I DONOT KNOW HOW LONG THAT LASTS BUT GRAB A DEAL WHILE YOU CAN!! I will checking out more John Masters Organics products later today!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Julep



Hello Everyone,

On my quest for nail perfection I came across Julep Nail Polish. I was super excited and wanted to give it a try. I grabbed two bottles one called Lacey which had a shimmer finish and the second bottle was called Florence which had a crème finish. The bottles cost $14 each so I had pretty high expectations which may have been my first mistake.
Lacey Julep
Juleps Lacey was a one day wonder!

I started on clean dry nails and opened up Lacey. I not a huge fan of any type of glitter polish because in the past they have been hard to remove this was not the case. After applying it at night waiting for it to dry and going to bed I got up in the morning and started my work day as usual I did nothing out of the ordinary and this polish began to chip and fade!! It only took half the day and my manicure look awful!! I was annoyed but thought that I should still give it a chance I reapplied again and the same thing happened.

However me being me I still gave the Nail Polish Florence a chance because it seemed perfect for an event I was headed off to in a couple of hours. I love it for the neutral color and for the fact that it lasted for that evening but the next day the same thing happed to the Julep Florence as it did to the Julep Lacey. CHIPPED and FADED!!
Julep - Color Treat in the shade Florence - a perfect pale nude
Juleps Lacey was a ONE and DONE!!

Well what can I say I spent $28 for perfection that lasted 18 hours 6 or 7 of which I was sleeping for. Over all, I give the JULEP brand of polish A 2 $$ RATING! IT IS ONLY GOOD FOR ONE DAY SO DON'T EXPECT MORE!! I WILL KEEP THESE FOR THOSE KIND OF MOMENTS! THEY DON'T LAST SO DO NOT BUY JULEP AND GET FOOLED LIKE I DID!

JULEP IS NOT A BEAUTY BAG MUST HAVE!! THE NAIL POLISH QUEST CONTINUES! To find out what is a Beauty Bust and a Beauty Bag Keeper follow me on Pintrest as well. http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/

Friday, September 20, 2013

Juice Beauty

Hello Again Everyone,

I have to do it one more time and I really don't like doing this but its a must! Its another unfavorable review about some products that I really tried to like for so many reasons.  Juice Beauty is organic and made it the USA but anything good about it ends there!

I took a leap of faith a few weeks ago and decided to buy two kits from Juice Beauty. One was the Juice Beauty Age Defy Solution Kit valued at $60 selling for $39 (should have been a red flag warning) but I went ahead bought it and then decided to throw in Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers. It was three lip balms for $15 I didn't think much of it thought it was an average deal and hey its organic! WRONG MOVE!

I got the stuff delivered to my door step and I was super excited. I stared with the lip balms trying them out and they didn't taste bad and seem okay until a few hour later my lips were burnt and fiery red! My lips are never chapped or in pain until I used Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers. The pain was awful and my lips look like I lite them on fire which was also how they felt! Luckily it only lasted for a few days! So needless to say I am going to pull out the 0 $ FOR THE SECOND TIME! JUICE BEAUTY SPF 8 LIP MOISTURIZERS ARE A COMPLETE FAIL DO NOT AND REPEAT DO NOT PLACE THESE IN YOUR BEAUTY BAG!

Now for my second kit, The Juice Beauty Age Defy Solution Kit. Here is the best way for me to break it down for you. Product by product.

 Green Apple Cleansing Gel - Smells good but DOES NOT CLENSE WELL leaves skin shiney but not smooth and clean. Makeup is still on even if you scrub (which you shouldn't)

 Green Apple Peel Full Strength- Not sure what is peels but it will leave your skin RED and it STINGS but that is about it!

 Green Apple Age Defy Serum- Again this serum smells good but does not absorb quickly like other serums I have now tested and will tell you about but this one is A NO!

Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer- After torturing your skin with the first three steps you would thing the moisturizer would help but it IRRITATES your skin so badly that you almost cry! I HATED IT! I mean LOATH IT!

 Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer- This was the night moisturizer that I honestly was so AFRAID to try after putting my skin threw hell but I did it and this was actually the golden child of the kit! the only savor! Made my skin finally relax and feel smooth and cooling! SEEMED TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE THE OTHER JUICE BEAUTY PRODUCTS DID TO MY SKIN.

OVERALL I GIVE JUICE BEAUTY AGE DEFY SOLUTION KIT A 0 $ EVEN THE GREEN APPLE AGE DEFY MOISTURIZER COULD NOT SAVE YOU! YOU TOURCHERED MY SKIN AND LIPS! THIS STUFF IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE EVERYONE SAVE YOUR MONEY BUT MOST OF ALL YOUR SKIN! IT MAY SAY IT FOR EVERYONE  AGE 20 AND UP BUT NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN BUT IT WILL GIVE THE ONES WITHOUT SENSITIVE SKIN SENSTIVE SKIN! STAY AWAY!

*IF YOU SEE JUICE BEAUTY LOCK UP ZIP UP AND HIDE YOUR BEAUTY BAGS!
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PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS!
BE VARY WEARY OF THIS BALM

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

SkinnySkinny Organic Dry Shampoo in the Rose and Black Pepper Scent

Good Afternoon Bloggers,

I am here to report to you about a product that I have been looking for and this one is unfortunate. I thought I was making a good choice since it is organic however, I was mistaken and taken for TWICE. This is the SkinnySkinny Organic Dry Shampoo in the Rose and Black Pepper Scent.  I found this a boutique and after doing some research before I bought it I found out it was made by a small business in Brooklyn New York. I gave it a try. That was my first mistake. I am going to be brutally honest because for $32.00 I expect the best however, after I opened it up and saw that it was only half filled I knew I was in for a ride. I used it and it only had enough in the container for three uses. It DID NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO LIVING UP TO MY EXPECTATIONS!!

I used it after work to get me to dinner and my hair showed no improvement if anything it made it OILY and when I say oily I mean it looked better before I used the SkinnySkinny dry shampoo. I was not as upset that the product was a complete failure as much as I was when I informed the company about there half filled product they were VERY RUDE AND DISRESPECFUL! I never asked for my money back or anything like that instead I got a whole bunch of well that's impossible I watch the production line from start to finish. The fact that they treated me so AWFULLY is just NOT RIGHT I only wanted an I'm sorry even if it was fake.

I have never done this on my blog but I find it necessary. SkinnySkinny Organic Dry Shampoo in the Rose and Black Pepper Scent gets a fat ZERO (0) GOOSE EGG!IT $32.00 HALF FILLED PRODUCT THAT DID NOT WORK AND TO TOP IT OFF THE SKINNYSKINNY COMPANY IS RUN BY AN UNREALIABLE AND UNCARING TEAM!!

BUYER PLEASE BEWARE DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS PRODUCT IS SUCH A HUGE LET DOWN I WILL EVEN BE STARTING A BEAUTY BUST PINTREST BOARD SO COME AND FOLLOW ME AT

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Fresh Rose Freshface Primer

HAPPY LABOR DAY READERS!

I know I have been not blogging in a while however I have been on a huge mission. A labor of love of sorts. I have had nothing but BAD experiences with Primers  (see previous review of Pixi Primer) and since then it has been my personal mission to find a PRIMER! Well after trying a few more primers that I thought would work I finally found THE ONE!

The primer I am talking about is Fresh's Fresh Rose Freshface Primer!! OH MY GOODNESS I have searched high end and drugstores for a primer for way to long until I found this one! It is THE BEST! It goes on after any moisturizer, treatments and SPF of course but BEFORE your make-up! This primer glides on so smoothly and makes pores disappear before your eyes! I mean I have worn it alone without makeup because honestly I LOVE IT that much! It really makes you look put together even before any makeup goes on! It does smell like roses too! The scent is not heavy and goes away after applying but I am telling you will want to wear this even to bed to seal in any products you use or even to the gym just to have that I have great natural looking skin look.

I know, I have sung its praises enough you want to know how much well its not the cheapest it is $35 for one ounce on the Fresh website. Honestly, the website is the only place I trust to order it from. I know that you can probably go threw this pretty quickly, I sure can so I will still try to find a primer at the drugstore even if it make my face break out its still my mission to have at least two! However, the FRESH ROSE FRESHFACE PRIMER GET A 5 $$$$$ FROM ME BECAUSE SOMETIMES NO MATTER THE PRICE A GREAT PRODUCT IS JUST WORTH MAKING YOU LOOK AND FEEL GREAT! SO I WILL ALWAY TRY TO HAVE IT IN MY BEAUTY BAG!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ask How to get More For FREE

Hello Everyone,

I know its been a minute but I have been busy and I have now found something for all of you! FREE PRODUCTS that you can start earning right now!! Everything from BEAUTY of course to SWEET TREATS for you and the whole family pets included!

I have invites to Influenster so ask me! I have a link on my page to the right of you!!

ENJOY!!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo

Hello to all of my faithful readers!

 I have been very busy with a fan request. I have been testing and retesting Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate Shampoo. After one use I must say I was not impressed but you know me I don’t just use it once and give up! I gave this shampoo an honest try and after one week I couldn’t take it anymore! Although it is 99.6% natural which is something I love it just did not cut it for me. It was not the fact that it didn’t lather I do mind that since its to be expected with an natural shampoo and is sulfate free. The fact that my hair felt dry and came out knotty and unmanageable which is NOT what my hair does is what makes me NOT LIKE THIS SHAMPOO! I must note that since the last time I did use Burt’s Bees shampoos A LOT HAS CHANGED and it not only the bottle. They seem to have changed the formula and the fact that I did not see my usual sugar beet and grapefruit shampoo should have been a red flag but you know me and I can refuse a new beauty product to put in my beauty bag. However this particular shampoo did NOTHING for me but actually seemed to cause damage. They call it Very Volumizing  but it had actually made my hair heavy and flat! The old formula did make my hair full of volume this one FELL FLAT! I can only say that the smell was pleasant it kept my hair clean for a full work day but after work it really felt like you could go straight to a dinner out! I needed to go home and wash my hair in order to feel good again!

I CAN NOT tell all you to go out and buy this and to expect a good result that will last. If you need your hair to look okay for a few hour then yes but come on NO ONE want their hair to look only okay we want it to look great and you will NOT ACHIEVE GREAT with this shampoo. You will however waste about $8.00 that you could have put towards a better shampoo (See my other posts for better shampoo’s) I GIVE BURT’S BEES VERY VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO A 1 $ and that is being generous. The shampoo does nothing and my advice is for Burt’s Bees to go back to the lab and try again OR go back to the old formula! This IS NOT IN MY BEAUTY BAG!!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream w/ SPF 15

I am VERY HAPPY to share this new discovery with all of you today. I am sure you have all heard the word BB Cream by now and if your like me you went out and wanted to buy one immediately! I mean who wouldn’t? Right? It’s a Beauty Balm it takes over for what like 4-6 different products all in one step! It even has sunscreen!! Hello!?! That sounds like a score to me! I searched high and low end BB Creams and after over spending and under spending I had found one that was well THE ONE! It wasn’t the priciest one I bought it was one around the middle and to my shock it was found EVERYWHERE drugstores like Walgreens and Riteaid to Supermarkets and Box Stores like Target.

THE WAIT IS OVER my BB Cream find is L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream With SPF 15 in the Light Shade. It comes is Light and Medium shades. Now for anyone who is scared by the word Youth Code don’t be it is NEVER to soon to start thinking about anti-wrinkle prevention. You should start as early as your 20’s to think about anti-aging you don’t want to think about it when its already starting you want to prevent it! This BB Cream is a good start and to top it off it smell nice, glides on smooth and more importantly it COVERS up your imperfects in ONE EASY STEP!! Now if you do have a bad break out or one stubborn one then by all means use a little concealer  then follow up with The L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream in your proper shade and it will be as if you have NO FLAWS!! It stays a little tacky for a few minutes I notice about a two minute dry time. You can wait to apply a finishing powder or not. But note if you don’t wait the powder you apply will appear darker at first on your skin. Honestly some  days I don’t even use the powder because it just looks that great! It stays on all day. Through a warm or even hot muggy day. I was surprised at the gym because it did not budge. You will not regret this purchase!

I give L’OREAL YOUTH CODE BB CREAM WITH SPF 15 A 5 $$$$$ ON QULITY, VALUE AND EFFECTIVENESS. I am keeping it in my Beauty Bag at ALL TIMES it is a GO TO PRODUCT that DOES NOT BREAK THE BANK like other high end BB CREAMS. For around $15.00 at Target and www.target.com it also goes on sale most often there for only $12.99 you can also find it at Walgreens or www.walgreens.com they too have sales and specials like buy one get one 50% off. To find a store near you to buy L’Oreal go to www.LorealParisUSA.com  they will also give you tips to find the right shade for you.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

The SECRET is OUT! That’s right I have been a fan of the Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant for a long time now and with the weather getting warmer its defiantly time to sing its praises!

Before this deodorant came out on the market the stuff we used was about average in my personal opinion. We have all been there at the drugstore or box store buying different deodorants hoping for a better result. Whether it be those white marks it leaves on our black shirts and blouses or the fact that it just didn’t last. Well now Secret has finally come up with something that solves EVERYONES problems whether it be the white marks on the black shirt or the wetness even after applying before and after a work-out at the gym.

I have tested this for a long time and I have given it a chance to fail several time believe me . To my pleasant surprise it has passed even my ultimate test. I get up shower put this on around 6 AM get dressed  leave for work. I check my underarms for any white marks and NOTHING! Then after a long day I come home and its smell fresh and  is dry to the touch. (No matter what blouse or shirt I wore each time everything was PERFECT!) Then I change and hit the gym get out of the gym and nothing. Its around 8PM before I get into the shower and it is as if my underarms just got a fresh reapplication of the Secret deodorant only that haven’t its over 12 hours since I have applied it! I have been using the SECRET CLINICAL STRENGTH LIGHT AND FRESH SCENT for so long now I forget what the others were even like and you can too!

I give SECRET CLINICAL STRENGTH DEODORANT A 5 $$$$$ on EFFECTIVENESS QAULITY and VALUE! This is the BEST MONEY you will ever spend on a beauty product! The prices range from $7.50 for 1.6 ounces to $11.50 for 2.6 ounces I go for the big one just so I don’t have to worry about running out for a while. It comes in a wide variety of scents and I don’t think it matters but I have had my best experience with the light and fresh scent. You can buy them at local supermarkets while grocery shopping or at box stores like Walmart and Target. It’s of course found in drugstore like Rite Aid and Walgreens. A lot of these stores also put them on sale from time to time! I hope that sharing this has helped and remember that I am always here to share a SECRET and make sure you pass the word along about this and my blog. You can also follow  me on Pintrest and find out my latest must haves in beauty and fashion! http://pintrest.com/seasaltandsand

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Nexxus Hydra-Light Shampoo

HI Again to all my BEAUTIFUL READERS! I have found you another product that has been tested and retested just to be sure. Everyone knows how important our hair is to us and how many hours we spend on it on any given day. The washing, conditioned, treating and styling just to name of few. Well while I am still on the quest to find one product that can do it all (not holding my breathe either) I have found another great shampoo to help us all achieve a great hair day. I’ve pinned to my Beauty board on Pintrest a while ago after just a few times of using it and knowing that I am a beauty -product -aholic I didn’t bring it to you, my faithful readers, after me just using it I had a few friends test it out to be sure.

The shampoo I am talking about is Nexxus Hydra-Light Shampoo. It has a weightless moisturizer in it that is FABULOUS even in humidity. I love that fact that I have found and that Nexxus has made a shampoo that give hair some moisture even in the summer. After spending time at the beach or poolside we all need to take care of our dried out locks.  Words do not do this shampoo justice. While I know it is not organic and does contain chemicals that I have steered away from sometimes you go back and its just that sometimes besides I could not help myself when I saw this on the shelf at the drugstore. I do want you to mix and match with other conditioners and treatments like I do. Everyone’s hair needs are different and you need not stay loyal  I never do unless it works. Remember what works now might not work a few months from now your  hair has need and it changes when the weather or even the season changes. Its like our foundation for our skin you may need to change the color from light to medium at this time of the year when your getting some sun. Well our hair changes too.

I am giving NEXXUS HYDRA-LIGHT WEIGHTLESS MOISTURIZER SHAMPOO A 5 $$$$$ ON EFFECTIVENESS, TEXUTE ,QUILITY AND RESULTS. Your hair will LOOK and FEEL GREAT. I feel it and so do 5 other friends. Do yourself a favor and do try this shampoo out for yourself! You can’t go wrong for around $14. For more of my favorites follow me Pintrest! Here is my link: http://pintrest.com/seasaltandsand

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer and Sunscreen

Now I know its not officially summer yet however this is Memorial Day Weekend makes it the unofficial start to summer. I want to stress to you my wonderful and supportive readers that it is crucial that you WEAR SUNSCREEN! It’s important all year round but if you have neglected to do slather it on in the past today is a new day and you can start fresh today and put it on everywhere from your face right down to those toes that are probably in flip-flops! Please don’t forget to put it on even under those places that are covered by a swimsuit! Do REAPPLY often especially while out swimming or sweating! I know I sound preachy but it is so important! I will give you my top 3 Sunscreens but honestly something is better than nothing.

TOP 3 SUNBLOCKS FROM ME TO YOU! (All tested and approved 5 $$$$$ ratings on all 3 of these) In No particular order!

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch  SPF30

Neutrogena Wet Skin  Helioplex SPF 45+

Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

All of these sunscreens range in price and in preferences of what types of chemicals are in them. Please take a look at them online or in ANY local store to do your research and find what works for you and your level of sun exposure.

Please keep in mind your Children! I found Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50 to best and most preferred by parents. Anyone looking for an alternative  to that used Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 for Kids. 

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Message

HAPPY SATURDAY!

I know that I have not written anything in a LONG time and for that I am sorry however I have been busy and I have notes written I just have not gotten them on here yet. They are coming but if you want to still keep up with me and find out what my favorite beauty products are I am on PINTREST DAILY updating all my favorite Beauty producst, Foods and even fun Quotes! Please feel free to check me out there and even follow me for FASTER updates!! http://pintrest.com/seasaltandsand
THANK YOU so Much for all your support and messages keep them coming!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Revlon Nail Enamel

Hi Again Beauty Bag Fans! I am just so happy to be back on again and to have so much to share that I will share with you one more find and I promise I will be brief. I have found a wonderful nail polish for all of you out there who don’t care for the gel manicure or the at home gel systems. If your sick of spending a ton of money weekly or you just want a break then I have your answer to everything that’s bugging you about your nails. Revlon  Nail Enamel.

 I bought this one afternoon after work. I had to be somewhere in less than a half hour and my nails were done and I had no time. I bought this bottle on a whim and literally applied it in my car waited a few minutes did a second coat a then me and my perfectly polished nails were ready! I was so happy!! No undercoat no top coat! I could not believe my eyes when three days later they still looked GREAT!

I purchased it in the number 85 Minted and I had no REGRETS! It lasted a total of 5 days before and chipping and fading but for no over or under coat I say that is a huge SCORE! I tested it later with an over and undercoat and it lasted about 8 days! However I give REVLONS NAIL ENAMEL A 5 $$$$$  on VALUE, QUILTY AND EFEECTIVENESS!! I LOVE THIS POLISH it IS MUCH BETTER THEN OTHERS I’VE POSTED ABOUT! It only costs $5 a bottle and it is money WELL SPENT! Keep it in your BEAUTY BAG you never know when you will need it! Follow me on pintrest http://pintrest.com/seasaltandsand

CoverGirl Exact EyeLights Eye Brightening Shadow Pallet

Hello Beauty Bag Readers! I must say it been a while for me I know but I have been busy buying and testing! I wanted to wait until I knew for sure that this next product I brought you was not some type of one time its great but the next time its not! Well its GREAT! For years I have purchased high end eye shadows because of one bad experience with a drugstore brand but last week I was at the drugstore cruising through the makeup aisle and I got tempted really tempted.

Suffices to say temptation got me and I purchased CoverGirls Exact Eyelights eye  brightening shadow pallet in 710 Radiant Blue for blue eyes. I got it home and immediately began to apply it. I was so shocked at how smooth and silky it felt on my eye lid. It did not tug and pull as I remembered drugstore cosmetics did all those years ago. On the back of the packaging they even included instructions to help you out. I found it very nice that all the brushes you need were also include which was such a bonus! I was shocked but it passed my ultimate test by NOT  actually IRRIATING my eye!

I think that I still need to play with other colors but COVERGIRL EXACT EYELIGHTS GETS A 4 $$$$ from me for VALUE AND QUILITY! I would defiantly buy a few to get your eye shadow look just right its what I did and I have been wearing it since and have received several  compliments. Its springtime everyone and this is the perfect inexpensive way to update your look. People will notice! HAPPY SPRING!


Side note: The Cover Girl Eyelights costs no more than $9 at most local drugstores but you may get a buy one get one 50% off deal when then the store runs a sale. I found that Riteaid does that most often. Also follow me @ http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltandsand/boards/ for quick beauty updates!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment


Hello Beauty Product Fans!

I am so happy to be sharing with you another product that I absolutely ADORE!!! Like I said in an earlier post I have been busy buying and trying. Well I bought a product called Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment. OH MY GOSH! This is a miracle cream in a bottle. Everyone thinks I am too young for this but let me tell you, you are NEVER to young to start taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes. If your not doing it START RIGHT NOW!!! AND THE PREFECT product to start with is the Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment. It is 95% natural which is one of the most important things to me. If it is going around my sensitive eye area it needs to be natural. The fact that it smell great and is effective in keeping your eye area looking fresh even after a busy day/night or both is a major plus. You will see result in about three days but I swear after the first time I used it was like WOW my eye makeup even applied better. It is not to tacky and absorbs into the skin within a minute. If you have any fine lines or wrinkles this will reduce them within just a week! I am not kidding you and if you want to PREVENT the lines or wrinkles grab a bottle of this and you will not have to worry. It is light flower scent along with blueberries. It is rich in anti-oxidants like Vitamin C and it helps to fight the formation of free radicals that damage the skin. For all these reason and for reasons that you will find on your own I GIVE YEST TO BLUEBERRIES AGE REFRESH EYE FIRMING TREATMENT A 5 $$$$$ on EFFECTIVENESS, QUALITY and VALUE! It costs $19.99 for 0.5 fluid ounces. I have tried to find it at the drugstores and at target however it is best and most convenient to got to www.yestocarrots.com and check out not only this eye firming treatment but many of there WONDERFUL products. I spent over $125.00 on the www.yestocarrots.com website and did not regret it for one minute. Also follow me on my Pintrest for other beauty product recommendations. But remember that YES TO BLUEBERRIES AGE REFRESH EYE FIRM TREATMENT IS WHAT IS INSIDE MY BEAUTY BAG and SHOULD BE IN YOURS!http://pintrest.com/seasaltandsand
A BEAUTY BAG MUST HAVE!