Friday, May 25, 2012

Enter to Win Creme 11: Courtesy of Brazilian Wax Pittsburgh

TGIF!  How bout a giveaway to start your memorial weekend off right?!?! A big thanks to Verve360 for providing the prize!  A while ago I partnered up with Verve360 to giveaway Yonka Creme 93.  This time around I'm giving away Yonka Creme 11 valued at $56.00.  When you are looking for a quality Brazilian wax Pittsburgh doesn't have many options.  Verve360 are experts in their field.  Don't live in the Pittsburgh or the surrounding area?  That's OK!  You still have a chance to win because the giveaway is available to all of my subscribers and readers who live in the US.  YAY!  Now on to the giveaway....

This fabulous product is recommended after a a body or face waxing service, or facial.  We all have taken a personal day from work to get a massage, facial, and pedicure.  But sometimes, that much needed "day of pampering" can leave your skin irritated and red!  The Yonka 11 Creme desensitizes skin suffering with essential oils and plant extracts.  It nourishes, revitalizes, re-hydrates, and calms skin redness due to irritations.

Directions: Massage into clean skin.


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Opalima Mineral Eye Shadow Swatches and Review

If you haven't tried a mineral cosmetic you have got to order one now!  Mineral makeup is amazing and is good for all skin types.  Mineral makeup absorbs oil and also allows your skin to breathe while wearing it!  A while ago I was sent some eye shadows to review for an upcoming cosmetic brand by the name of Opalima Beauty.

What is Opalima Beauty?
A mineral cosmetics line that specializes in being free of petrochemicals, parabens, talc, mineral oil, synthetic dyes and bismuth.  Opalima Beauty is founded on the notion that beauty should not sacrifice healthy ingredients.  The colors can be worn by women of all ethnic groups ranging from Fair Caucasian to Deep Ebony skin tones.  The line currently consists of the Bronzed Goddess (bronzers), Made You Blush (an assortment of blushes), Eyeshadows (House of Browns, The Bluez, just to name a few within the collection), and Liner Notes (eyeliner).  The founder is a Mother and Esthetician with over a decade of experience

 Check out my thoughts and pics below! 

 Pictured: Opalima Mineral Eye Shadows - Green With Envy, and The Bluez


Swatched From Top to Bottom: Creamy Pearl, Green with Envy, The Bluez, and Soft Raspberry

My thoughts:
This is my first experience working with mineral eye makeup.  These loose powder mineral eye shadows go a long way.  I almost want to call them a pigment!  It takes very little product to cover the lids.  Once you apply the shadow, it goes on light, stays on strong, and doesn't crease.  The feel on the eye is so velvety and smooth.  The Opalima Beauty line isn't without some downfalls.  If you have never worked with loose powder mineral eye shadow, you will learn very fast that there is a lot of fall out.  However, this can be easily cleaned up with a makeup wipe.  I also wasn't a big fan of the packaging.  The small holes at the top of the eye shadow pot make it extremely hard to use.  Shake too much, and you'll have loose eye shadow everywhere...YIKES!  I do wish the eye shadow colors were more diversed for more dramatic looks.  But for the most part Opalima Beauty is a nice new brand to the cosmetic market.

What do you think of these eye shadows?  Which color is your favorite?

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