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Official description
Change the way you think about cooking pasta! Introducing Barilla® Pronto™, the easy-to-prepare pasta that is ready in minutes. Barilla® Pronto™ is prepared in one pot or pan – no need to wait for water to boil, and no draining required! Available in five delicious shapes (Spaghetti, Penne, Elbows, Linguine and Rotini), Barilla Pronto will help make your pasta mealtime prep faster and easier – all in one pan!

When cooked, Barilla® Pronto™ Spaghetti maintains its shape and texture. The unique half length ensures that Pronto fits perfectly in your pan. Barilla® Pronto™ delivers a delicious taste sensation in every “al dente” bite.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get sixteen 12 ounce boxes for $34.46 USD.
From Amazon – You get one 12 ounce box for $1.83 USD.

Directions
1. Pour the whole box of pasta* into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter.) Pour 3 cups (750 ml) of cold water into the pan ensuring that the water covers the pasta. 2. Turn on the burner to high and set your timer to 10 minutes. Optional: add a bit of salt to taste. 3. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until most of the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes but may vary by stove. Add your favorite sauce. 4. Continue to stir and cook in the sauce until desired sauce consistency and pasta texture are reached.

Packaging
This comes in your standard pasta box, complete with cellophane window. Box has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
So uh this looks and smells and tastes just like regular pasta.

Ingredients
Semolina(wheat), durum wheat flour, niacin, iron(ferrous sulfate), thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid. Contains: wheat ingredients. This product is manufactured on equipment that processes products containing egg.

So this pasta is kind of cool. It tastes just like regular spaghetti and has the same texture, you just get to skip a step. I used this with some marinara sauce, fresh basil, garlic, tomatoes and parmesan cheese to make some yummy spaghetti. It was really nice not having to drain and rinse the pasta and I didn’t have to use multiple pots or pans either! This was convenient and easy to make. Barilla has a lot of recipes for their new Pronto pastas that you can check out. The kiddos are particular about what they eat so I just made our usual with it. They also have elbows, linguine, penne and rotini shaped Pronto pasta. We have a box of penne to try too. I just need to figure out what to do with it! I was half expecting this to be gross in some way. I thought it would have a weird texture or taste, imagine my surprise when it didn’t. We don’t eat a lot of pasta, but I will be picking this up for when we do. We all really liked it.

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Hello, friends! Sophia here, also known as /u/iskindoffunny on reddit, or @fbstonefacekilla on Instagram. Luna recently reached out to me and asked me to do a guest post. While pondering what to do I figured I should do a lotus-inspired look given Luna’s blog name. Low hanging fruit? Maybe… But it did inspire me! Here’s the look!

Lotus Straight On

My general idea for this look was to create a blushed, blooming effect with a lotus’ color palette. Once I had the idea for the forehead lotus, it lead the vision for the rest of the look.

I outlined the lotus freehand with NYX’s White Liquid Liner and heavily shaded  around it with My Pretty Zombie‘s Drugs Like Me Blush in MDMA.  The center is filled with a dusting of My Pretty Zombie‘s Miasma over white, the medium inner petals are just MDMA, the small petals are Fyrinnae‘s Crimson Ghost, and the large petals are Fyrinnae‘s Rapunzel Had Extensions.
Lotus Profile I

I used Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 Porcelain for my base and carried MDMA down onto my cheeks, in the crease, as my nose shading, and on the chin. I wanted to be as radiant as possible so I heavily applied Hello Waffle‘s highlighter in Midna to my cheeks, chin, cupids bow, and nose and layered Femme Fatale’s limited edition highlighter in Diaphanous over it .
Lotus Profile II

In the inner corner I have Shiro’s Cake!, on the lid, Cake! blended into Femme Fatale’s Divinity, and  MDMA in the crease and blown out to the sides. On my bottom lash line is MPZ’s Miasma with a bit of Hello Waffle‘s Ocelot to add more depth. I did my brows very lightly with NYX’s Micro Brow Pencil and a sharp wing with NYX’s Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black.

A close up of the gradient lip.

Lip Close Up

I used Life’s Entropy’s Lip Theory in Derivative around the perimeter of the lips, layered and blended another Lip Theory in Quantum over it, with NYX’s Macaron Lippie in Citron in the center.

That’s the break down of this look! I hope you like it and if you’d like to see more, check out my Instagram or keep your eye out on r/IndieMakeupandMore for an occasional post! And thank you again to Luna for reaching out and letting me share my makeup enthusiasm with all of you.

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Get clearer skin and treat problematic breakout areas with this wonderfully rejuvenating and completely natural mud mask. Made from ingredients that include Vitamin C, the healing properties of Aloe Vera, and pure Dead Sea mud extracted directly from the Dead Sea itself. This purifying mud mask works effortlessly to eliminate the appearance of acne, shrink pores, and remove oil and other impurities from the skin.

What you’re left with once you’ve rinsed the mask off is a beautiful, radiant, and healthy complexion that glows. This is a great way to reduce the appearance of aging while also reducing breakouts and leaving the skin completely refreshed.

Ingredients in this all natural mud mask include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Bee’s Wax
  • Jojoba
  • Evening Primrose
  • Various Olive Oils
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile
  • Vitamins A and C

While this works to effectively reduce the appearance of aging and to treat acne, it will never leave the skin feeling or looking dry thanks to the first few ingredients in the above list. Ingredients such as the various oils, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose leave the skin feeling soft to the touch.

Aloe Vera is a completely natural and healing skin agent that both heals and soothes. Chamomile is a completely natural and effective anti-inflammatory agent perfect for inflamed acne breakouts. Vitamins A and C refresh the skin and improve overall skin health.

• Clear & Radiant Skin Experience the confidence that comes with clear and smooth skin. When you add this Dead Sea mud mask to your regular skin care regimen you will see dramatic results after almost the first use. Works great as a spot treatment for blackheads or blemishes as well.
• Improve Skin Elasticity: Natural Dead Sea mud works to effectively firm and improve the appearance of skin. These key benefits help to reduce the appearance of aging and leave skin radiant.
• Healthier Skin: Watch your self-esteem get a good boost as your skin’s appearance becomes so noticeably healthy thanks to the minerals in this mask that it glows, causing everyone to take notice telling you just how great your skin really looks. Skin tone and skin clarity are greatly improved with regular usage.
• Say Goodbye to Oily Skin: There’s nothing more frustrating than washing your face and having it look and feel dirty just 30 minutes later thanks to oily skin. This is a problem you can bid farewell to thanks to this completely natural mask. When utilized regularly, you’ll reduce or eliminate an oily skin problem.
• Best Suitable for Oily and Combination Skin: This mask is designed for the acne prone skin in mind so it’s best suited for oily and combination skin types. If you have very dry or extremely sensitive skin this mask is

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 5.1 fluid ounce tube for $9.95 USD.
From Adovia – You get a 5.1 fluid ounce tube for $14.49 USD.

Directions
Before you get started with your new all-natural mud mask, here’s what you’ll want to do first:

Wash and Exfoliate: Gently wash and exfoliate the skin before applying the mask. It is recommended to wash your face with the Adovia Mud Soap before using the Adovia Mud Mask. Additionally, it is recommended to use the Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts for Acne before for maximum natural skin exfoliation.

Steam the Skin: Consider maximizing the benefits of the mask by using the mask following a nice steamy shower. If you have a steam room, sit in the steam room for 15-20 minutes, or steam the bathroom without getting in the shower by turning on the shower with hot water, shutting the door and sitting in the room for 15-20 minutes. This measure helps to open up the pores before you get started.

Another way to steam the skin is to boil a pot of water or boil water in a bowl in the microwave. If you boil the water on the stove, pour the water into a bowl after it has reached a boiling point. Once the water is boiled and steamy, stand over the bowl of hot water and hold a towel over your head to keep the steam trapped. Avoid burning yourself by keeping a safe distance from the boiling hot water.

Fun Tip: Consider creating a spa like environment while steaming the skin by pampering yourself and adding a few drops of your favorite natural essential oil into the water. This creates an aromatherapy affect. If you don’t have any essential oils on hand, consider using pieces of orange, lemon, or even a couple drops of vanilla extract.

Directions for Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Usage

  1. 1.   Gently clean and exfoliate your face. Then, pat dry with a soft towel.
  2. 2.   Apply mud mask liberally to face, ensuring adequate coverage on the face and neck. Make sure to apply a thick layer over problematic areas such as the T-zone. Remember, your T-zone is your forehead, cheeks and chin. These areas of the face are more prone to oily skin. It is recommended to leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes.
  3. 3.   Rinse mask with warm water and a gentle soft washcloth. Be sure to be careful when removing the mask to avoid skin irritation. Once the mask has been removed, gently splash the face with cool water. This measure helps to close the pores.
  4. 4.   Follow-up treatment with a gentle and lightweight facial moisturizer to leave skin extra soft, preferably the Adovia Day Moisturizing Cream.

Use mask once a week for optimum results or as needed to give your skin a healthy boost any time.

Packaging
This comes in a cardboard box with product and company information on it. The mask comes in a white squeeze tube with a white screw on cap. It has product and company information on the tube.

Scent and formula
It’s a thick, creamy dark grayish green mask. It smells like slightly muddy aloe and maybe a little wax.

Ingredients
Demineralised Water & Dead Sea Water, Dead Sea Mud, Stearic Acid, Cetryl Alcohol, Beeswax, Sorbitan Tristearate, Propylene Glycol & Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract & Algae Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract & Aloe Vera (Barbadensis) Gel, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Mandarin Orange (Citrus Nobilis) Oil, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Triethanolamine, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Peach (Prunus Persica) Kernel Oil, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride, Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Exotic Verbena (Litsea Citrata) Oil, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Extract, Ascorbic Acid.

I received this mask through Brandbacker to try. I like the smell of this mask, it’s a light aloe scent that is slightly muddy/waxy. It’s super thick and takes a long time to dry on my face. It’s very cooling and soothing while it’s on my face, I really like that right now because it’s been SUPER hot and hasn’t been raining. This has a whole lot of skin loving ingredients in it. It’s made to be useful as a spot treatment for acne and it’s supposed to reduce the appearance of blackheads. I haven’t had any acne break outs since I started using this regularly. I’m not sure if it’s because of the mask, or because my skin has decided to play nice for a little while. Either way, it’s a good thing. This is also supposed to help reduce oiliness, increase skin elasticity and give skin a nice healthy glow. While this reduces oiliness(and it so does) it actually leaves my skin feeling super soft and slightly moisturized. It doesn’t dry my skin out at all. While my forehead nose and sometimes chin are oily, my cheeks are on the dry side. This combats my oily forehead and nose without leaving my cheeks parched. This definitely reduced the appearance of pores. After using it they aren’t that noticeable, especially when I use it a few times a week. This rinses totally clean as well. I’ve used a fair amount of masks, several of them mud masks and this is one of my favorite ones. The company suggests cleansing and exfoliating and even steaming your face to prepare for using the mask. I however just wash my face well and rinse it before using and it works great. I’m sure eventually I’ll get around to doing the extra steps, but for right now, just cleansing works.

The company offers a money back guarantee as well. If after a month of use this hasn’t improved your skin you can receive a full refund.

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Hey, all! Destiny from Bellibone Beauty here for Guest Post Thursday! I’m so excited to be posting on Toxid Lotus, and Luna is a doll for having me.

If you know me, I’m fairly obsessed with Once Upon a Time. My tumblr feed consists of swarms of CaptainSwan gifsets and fanfics, and I have no shame. So, naturally, when indie companies release Once Upon a Time inspired products, I vacuum them up unabashedly. I’ve been rewatching the show to fill the sad void between seasons, and today I decided to share my little hoard with you! I’m swatching Darling Girl’s Fairy Tale Romance Collection and the shadows from Notoriously Morbid‘s May Vanishing Cabinet. Darling Girl has released a companion collection to Fairy Tale Romance, named Wicked is Coming, but I haven’t received my order yet. I wait impatiently.. 

Let’s dig in, shall we? All products purchased by me, and all opinions are my own. Swatches are taken over bare skin and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion on the top row, and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on the bottom. Italicized information is taken directly from the corresponding brand website.

02 If I Only Had a Heart

 

If I Only Had a Heart (Darling Girl): pale cream with gold sheen and gold iridescence

Inspired by the short-lived Sheriff Graham, this is a pale highlighter shade with a subtle golden iridescence. I use this as an inner corner highlight as well as a facial highlight.

03 Dearie

Dearie (Notoriously Morbid): description unavailable

Who hasn’t ever looked at Rumple’s crocodile skin and wanted an eyeshadow with that gorgeous golden glow? This is a muddied olive-brown with an antique gold shine.

04 Misthaven

Misthaven (Notoriously Morbid): description unavailable

Though it’s commonly referred to as the Enchanted Forest, the actual name of the realm is Misthaven. You only hear it called that once or twice, don’t ask me why. This is a muted forest green with a murky cornflower shift to it.

05 Hot as Baelfire

Hot as Baelfire (Darling Girl): mid tone matte plummy brown

While some may have been smitten by Charming or Graham, I was head over heels for Baelfire. Charming and sincere, and oh lordy that smile. This is a matte plummy brown, and I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to swatch it over Pixie Epoxy. It was a nightmare. (Mattes and glitter adhesive do not mix for obvious reasons.)

06 Always the Queen

Always the Queen (Notoriously Morbid): description unavailable

Oh, Regina. I am so often conflicted by you. At the very least, I love to hate you, and I might never trust you. This is a cranberry-toned red with a strong metallic copper shift. If you don’t apply this shadow over a glitter adhesive, you’re missing out! (Why my Pixie Epoxy swatch picture turned out so warm is beyond me..)

07 You Want Darkness

You Want Darkness? (Notoriously Morbid): description unavailable

Being so heavily influenced by fairy tales, Once Upon a Time deals with a lot of common themes, including the constant battle between your inner darkness and light. After the Season 4 finale, I am ready to embrace the dark side. This is a smokey purple with silver shimmer, and it reminds me of the purple smoke that is associated with dark magic in the show.

08 Let's Hook Up

 

Let’s Hook Up (Darling Girl): blackened green base with holographic gold sparkle and green and orange sparkle

Mm mm mm. Once Killian Jones stepped into the ring, I forgot all about Baelfire. Sultry, passionate, and surprisingly classy for a pirate. His eyebrow raises induce embarrassing amounts of squealing. This is such a perfect shadow for Hook! It’s a deep black base with gold and green sparkle. This is a crazy glittery shadow, so anyone without a glitter adhesive has now been forewarned. It gets everywhere.

That wraps up my guest post today! Thank you so much for reading, and thanks again to Luna for having me! 

 

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These shadows are from AFK Cosmetics Summoners Collection. :) Last of my AFK swatches.

Official descriptions

Cupcake is a pearly rose gold.
Darknessssss is a dark black with just a hint of deep blue shimmer
F***kn Shrooms is a light, lavender with bright green flecks.
Getting Stumped is a deep forest green with hints of gold, in direct light it appears more bright/ spring green.
Tide Caller is a sheer pale seafoam green with green and silver sparkles

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Cupcake is a dark rose gold.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Tin oxide, iron oxide, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Darknessssss is a shimmery black with blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

F***kn Shrooms is a metallic dark lavender with green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin oxide, silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Getting Stumped is a metallic forest green with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Caranauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Tide Caller is a dusty pale seafoam green with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide. Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, silica, calcium aluminum, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

My favorites of this bunch were F***kn Shrooms and Tide Caller. F***kn Shrooms… oh god. It’s a gorgeous glitter bomb purple. It’s just so pretty. Tide Caller is such a pretty seafoam green. I love it. Darknessssss is currently being reformulated I believe.

You can find these shadows in the AFK Cosmetics shop here. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you need to contact Dena you can do so through the shop email afkcosmetics@hotmail.com.

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A young adult fantasy about the ancient gods in modern times.

A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when one of them, Thanatos, the god of death, wants his chance at love. He makes a deal with his father, Hades, to go to the upperworld to win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy.

Part paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome the challenges the gods dish her in her quest to become like them.

Follow Therese’s adventures as she strives to become a goddess in the ancient Greek pantheon.

Where to buy
From Amazon – For $5.98 USD.
From Barnes&Noble – For $5.98 USD.
From Google Play – For $6.14 USD.

This trilogy includes The Gatekeeper’s Sons, The Gatekeeper’s Challenge and The Gatekeeper’s Daughter. The book series is geared towards teens, but I enjoyed it. My son is a HUGE fan of Greek Mythology and because of that I’ve spent my fair share of time learning about it. These books were refreshing to read(because they weren’t sexual. I’ve been reading the Anita Blake series >.> ) and a little bit morbid, which I like. I don’t think my son would enjoy these as he’s at a point where he doesn’t really enjoy anything having to do with a love story and these are about a Greek God who falls in love with a girl, who in turn falls in love with him, despite all the crazy stuff they have to go through. I do think however my daughter will love these when she’s a little older. (I’m still going to try to get my son to read them, I still think he’d enjoy them despite the looooove) Overall these are good books and would be great for the teen who doesn’t just want to read about a love story, but wants to read about fighting and pain too.

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Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
Special cleansing oil for special skin, Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
It is not just a cleansing oil, but the combination of natural black grains. Ingredients extracted from the nature will gently take care of your skin.

1. Black Bean Oil
Black bean helps to control the sebum production, increases the skin elasticity and provides a soothing effect.

2. Black Sesame Oil
Black sesame prevents dehydration and skin aging while providing powerful antioxidant effects through various useful components such as Beta-carotene, Rinolenic acid, Sesamin, Sesaminol and Tocopherol.

3. Black Currant Seed Oil
Black Current Seed Oil strengthens the skins protective layer to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin. It promotes skin cell regeneration and provides antioxidant effects by containing various minerals.

Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish

Get perfectly prepped skin
that is silky smooth with
the Klairs black sugar scrub for face!

This sugar scrub for face contains an abundance of black sugar. Black sugar aids
in the removal of dead skin cells and blackheads. It exfoliates of dry skin with
ease and adds a glossy smooth look to the skin. When the seasons change,
the skin tends to become a bit uneven with dry patches.

These dry patches and cause makeup to apply unevenly and look “caked”. By using
the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub for Face once a week, you can achieve smooth soft skin
that is perfect for makeup application. If you use Klairs gentle black sugar scrub with a
cleansing oil, you can see even better results !

Klairs keeps your skin soft and supple by providing effective exfoliation with deep moisture properties. Its anti-bacterial and anti-aging effects help treat and manage dry flaking skin.

Klairs gentle black sugar scrub for face instantly clears away dead skin while providing deep moisture. Klairs supports 4 main directives in all their products to make you feel safe and comfortable about using the brand! An Eco-friendly product with No Alcohol, Parabens and no artificial colors.

So what makes Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub for Face the best choice?

  • 4 Free SystemNo alcohol, No animal testing, No paraben, No artificial coloring.
  • Black Sugarexfoliates away dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and glowing
  • Shea Butterprovides extra care and comfort for dry skin.
  • Cranberry Oilcontrols skin aging.
  • Andiroba Oilacts as an anti-inflammatory ingredient to calm the skin.
  • Vitamin Eenhances skin elasticity and ability to retain moisture.

An effective facial polish for all all skin types.

Where to buy
Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
From Wishtrend – You get a 150mL pump bottle for $22.90 USD.

Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish
From Wishtrend – You get a 60g jar for $18.99 USD.

Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Kit
From Wishtrend – You get the 150mL bottle of cleansing oil, the 60g jar of scrub and a 120g bar of Gentle Black Sugar Charcoal Soap for $38.35 USD. It’s on sale right now. It’s normally $54.79 USD.

Directions
Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
1) Take an adequate amount of Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil onto the palms of dry hands. Gently massage over dry face in order of forehead, nose and cheeks.
2) After massaging, do not wipe off with tissue but rinse off with lukewarm water for 2~3 times.

Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish
1) Clean your face and mix an adequate amount of black sugar polish with 2-3 drops of water.
2) Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion on the face.
3) Rinse thoroughly and apply your usual toner, serum and moisturizer from your skincare routine.

Packaging
The Cleansing oil comes in an amber plastic pump bottle. The pump is black. The label has product and company information on it. The Scrub comes in an amber plastic jar with a black screw on cap. There is a plastic seal inside to keep the scrub from leaking out. The label has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
The Cleansing Oil has a nutty and floral scent. It’s not overpowering and disappears when you rinse it off. It’s a very lightly cream colored clear oil. The scrub is brown in color and has large and small crystals of sugar. It smells sweet and sugary and medicinal.

Ingredients
Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate , Isopropyl Myristate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate , Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil.

Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Black Strap Powder, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Candelilla Wax Esters, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Fragrance, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil.

Ugh. I am a bad blogger. I should have posted this review MONTHS ago. It has been sitting in my drafts because I just never finished writing the review. d= I’m awful. But I’m finishing it now! Wishtrend sent me these products to review. I’d never tried anything from KLAIRS before. I have to gush for a second. I LOVE these two products. They are amazing together and the scrub smells so yummy. The cleansing oil removes all makeup for me. It smells a little nutty and floral. At first the scent was a little odd, but after a few uses I got use to it and like it. It’s really moisturizing and soothing and it cleanses so well. The scrub. Oh gosh. I wish the scrub came in a bigger jar. It smells SO GOOD. It’s really exfoliating but gentle on the skin. It also leaves my skin really moisturized. When used together, omg, it’s amazing. I like to put on the cleansing oil and smoosh it around my face for a couple of minutes, then add the scrub to it and scrub, scrub, scrub my face. After rinsing it off my skin is baby butt soft and my pores appear smaller and my skin just feels so good. I feel like my face is fresh and plump and my serums and moisturizer absorb so well. I don’t have to use as much either. I love this stuff.

Seriously. I didn’t expect to like it so much. I have a love/hate relationship with cleansing oils. They usually get in my eyes and make my vision all blurry for a few minutes after, and sometimes they make me breakout. But this cleansing oil is like a christmas miracle. So far it hasn’t bothered my eyes and it doesn’t cause me breakouts. Also oddly enough, other sugar scrubs have made me break out horrible, but this one? Magic. Magic you guys. Yes, I was sent these to try and yes this is seriously my honest opinion. They are magic and you need to try them. The only bummer is that shipping takes a long time. These items ship from Korea, so expect a wait. It is however well worth the wait. :) Wishtrend was really easy to work with. I didn’t have any problems with my order. The person I worked with for this order was really great and I definitely recommend their shop. Super nice people. Also I got some samples and uh I lost them somewhere in our room. I’m sure one day I’ll find them. >.> So the bottom line really is that these products are amazing and Wishtrend is a pretty awesome shop with nice peoples. Go buy them. Go. Run. Don’t walk. Run. Go. BUY THEM.

The links to the products and Wishtrend are affiliate links. If you decide to order it would be awesome if you used one of my links. I get a little bit back when someone makes a purchase. :d If you shop with mah link, then thank you very much. <3

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Dena from AFK Cosmetics sent me her new Dr. Horrible collection, Crazy Random Happenstance to swatch, so here they are! They are up and available in the shop right now.

Official descriptions
And These…. Are Not The Hammer is a beautifully gold sparkle ridden midnight black.
Evil League of Evil is a strongly shimmering neutral mauve, that is especially metallic over glitter glue.
I love the… Air? is a glittery periwinkle blue with lots of icy blue shimmers.
Terrible Death Whinny is a deep and dark chestnut with pink sparkles.
We do the Weird Stuff is a light and bright pearly pink.
Wonderflonium is a pastel spring green with loads of sparkles.

Blush
Lacey Gently Whafting Wafting Curtains is a shimmery, ultra femanine dusty pink blush.

Highlighter
Freeze Ray is a beautiful and sheer, cool silver-blue hilight.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Blush & Highlighter
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 4-5.5g by weight for $8.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

You can buy the whole collection in sample baggies for $10.00 USD or full size jars with sifters for $46.50 USD.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

And These…. Are Not The Hammer is a matte black with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safe

Evil League of Evil is a metallic mauvey-brown with blue and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safe

I love the… Air? is a metallic periwinkle blue with blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Silica. VEGANnot lip safe

Terrible Death Whinny is a metallic chocolate-y brown with orange, red and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide,Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. VEGANlip safe

We do the Weird Stuff is a light coral-y pink with multicolored sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Silica. VEGANlip safe

Wonderflonium is a minty-sea foamy green with blue and green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Lacey Gently Whafting Wafting Curtains is a light shimmery peachy coral.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safeEye Safe

Freeze Ray is a shimmery icy silver.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Silica. VEGANnot lip safeEye Safe

My favorites of this collection are Evil League of Evil, Terrible Death Whinny, Wonderflonium and Death Ray. Death Ray is just a gorgeous icy highlight. It’s SO pretty. Evil League of Evil almost reminds of of the Strip, but not. It’s a gorgeous neutral-y shade to me. I’m not a huge fan of greens but I really like the shade and sparkle of Wonderflonium and Terrible Death Whinny is just a gorgeous, gorgeous brown. All of the shadows and the face products in this collection are super smooth and buttery and easy to apply. The blush blends extremely well and is easy to wear light or build it up. It’s a beautiful peachy coral shade. It’s a great collection!

You can check out AFK Cosmetics‘ shop here. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can contact Dena by emailing her at afkcosmetics@hotmail.com.

Also I was able to get my hands on a 1″ heart punch. Sooo the hearts are bigger. More detail. Yay! Hopefully you’ll like the bigger hearts better. :) Let me know what you think please!

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Yalmeh Peerless Beauty- the Exclusive Seller of this Product. The ingredients in this product are primarily plant based. They contain organic and natural oils, gels and extracts along with plant based ingredients used as binders, stabilizers, thickeners and natural preservatives. Contains Vitamins E and C, Contains no mineral oil, propylene glycol or paraben. We guarantee results. Our customers see results normally after three months of daily use both morning and evening. Results include reduction of fine lines around the eyes. People also use it around the mouth, forehead and cheek area and have seen similar results in those areas. Protects, treats and repairs wrinkles, dark circles, reduces the look of age spots. Contains no mineral oil, propylene glycol or paraben Contains a combination of Organic Aloe, Alpha Lipoic and Alpha Hydroxy acids, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamins E and C for great moisturizing benefits. Protects, treats and repairs wrinkles, dark circles, reduces the look of age spots. Yalmeh Super Youth Eye Cream is an effective natural solution for all types of skin. Dark circles under eye- are caused by broken capillaries or lack of sleep; Aloe Super Eye Cream can treat this problem. A sufficient amount of Aloe Super Eye Cream is the most effective way to reduce dark circles,tired eye cream.Best friend gifts.Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Registered Facility.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 0.05 fluid ounce tube for $19.95 USD.
From Yalmeh – You get a 0.05 fluid ounce tube for $17.25 USD.

Directions
Dab around eyes, forehead and cheek area. Safe to use day and night. Can be used under makeup.

Packaging
It comes in a cardboard box with company and product information. The jar is white with a screw on cap. It has a white insert inside. The label has product and company information.

Scent and formula
It’s a thick, silky white cream. It smells like gardenia and shea to me. It absorbs well. The scent lingers for a few minutes. It feels silky.

Ingredients
Proprietary Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Jojoba Esters, Glycolic Acid**, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Grapeseed Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Organic Licorice, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Evening Primrose Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Wildcrafted Eyebright, Tamanu Oil, Wildcrafted Oregon Grape, Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Squalane (olive oil based), Lactic Acid, Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl, Lecithin, Pyrus Malus (Apple), Lemon, Sugar Cane, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (peptides), Lemongrass, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol. **1% Glycolic Acid

I’ve been using this for a few weeks. It’s moisturizing and feels silky to the touch. It makes my skin feel smooth and silky under my eyes. It’s also very cooling. It reduces the dark circles under my eyes. They seem to have changed the packaging. Now this comes in a tube it looks like. Yalmeh has a 100% money back guarantee. Just return the product and get your refund.

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This week is crazy for me. I have appointments every day but Monday. I am so tired. Yesterday I saw a sleep specialist and have to go back on the 23rd to spend the night so they can test me. I don’t know how that’s going to go because I have to sleep, but I haven’t been sleeping so that’s why I saw them. Poop. Today I saw an allergy specialist and found out I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Which explains why I get gut wrenching pain when I eat some foods. So I have a list of things I shouldn’t eat:

  • Alder pollen: almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazel nuts, peaches, pears, parsley, strawberry, raspberry
  • Birch pollen: almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, carrots, celery, cherries, chicory,  coriander, fennel, fig, hazel nuts, kiwifruit, nectarines, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers,plums, potatoes, prunes, soy, strawberries, wheat; Potential: walnuts
  • Grass pollen: fig, melons, tomatoes, oranges, celery, peach 
  • Mugwort pollen : carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, peppers, sunflower
  • Ragweed pollen : banana, cantaloupe, cucumber, green pepper, paprika, sunflower seeds/oil, honeydew, watermelon, zucchini, echinacea, artichoke, dandelions, honey (if bees pollinate from wild flowers),hibiscus or chamomile tea
  • Possible cross-reactions (to any of the above): berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc), citrus (oranges, lemons, etc), grapes, mango, figs, peanut, pineapple, pomegranates, watermelon

Yeah that’s lovely. I also talked to him about Fumiko because she too is allergic to apples and pears and other various foods give her stomach aches. He told me it’s very likely she has the same thing going on. Ugh. Why life? Why? So I am to pull all these things from our diet and slowly add stuff back to see which things we react to. If we react to it then we don’t eat it. He said I may have issues with the whole damn list or just certain things. Lucky me, I can already cross a few things off that I know I can’t eat. This is going to be fun. Tomorrow I have a meeting at NARA to deal with my disability stuff. Woo. My body is protesting everything right now. My bones ache, my muscles burn and have shooting pains, my joints are stiff and hurt and the joints around my fingers and wrist are swollen. My brain is out to lunch. I had little and big dots all over my arms earlier from the allergy test. Dude some of those spots itched and burned like a mofo. It was all I could do not to scratch the crap out of them. d= But hey at least I have some answers. Now if only I could get answers on the rest of my body. *sigh*

Next week I have a doctors appointment, then a home visit that afternoon, then therapy the next day, then therapy for Sascha the day after that. So much for my poor body. At least our brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and spinach and kale are okay. We just have to do more now. xd I’m so grateful my kids like vegetables and will eat them. And chia seeds they like those. Oh and hummus. Om nom nom. Tonight for dinner we shall have buffalo chicken and broccoli. I found a mild buffalo sauce and the kids are all over it. Fumiko wanted me to buy every bottle on the shelf. Thankfully there was only two. I must go now. My arms are beyond screaming at me right now and are threatening to protest me.

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Hello all, I’m Karoliina from Bones and Lilies blog! While I often do dark and dramatic looks, I recently picked up a Naked Basics palette from my trip to New York. I like neutrals, especially with dark lips, and wanted a palette that would work for neutral looks and light smoky looks. Naked Basics looked like just the thing!

This look was done with Venus, Walk of Shame, Naked 2 and Crave.

Venus is a shimmery champagne shade. I used it on the tear duct to give some light. Walk of Shame (W.O.S), a matte cream shade, was applied on the whole lid. The crease was first darkened with Naked 2, which is a medium beige, and then I added a hint of Crave on top and blended well. Crave is a very dark brown. Naked 2 makes it easy to blend the darker Crave seamlessly in the crease, giving a little extra darkness but not anything too dramatic.

On the lower lid I applied Naked 2 and a touch of Crave on top of it in the outer corners.

I finished the look with black mascara and a dark purple gel liner by Inglot, to have some edge to the look. Usually I wear dark lips with neutral eyes, but today I went for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar called Sebastian. It’s an interesting beige/taupe shade and work surprisingly well as an eye-catcher when the eye make-up is light!

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  • ?Boosts collagen production and reduces free radicals for firmer and younger looking skin
  • ?Reduces fine lines and wrinkles and hydrates dull complexion
  • ?Helps repair sun damage by gradually fading sun and age spots
  • ?Improves skin tone and texture – Suitable for all skin types – Best Therapeutic Skin Care Product
  • ?Number 1 Vitamin C serum on the market – produced in USA in state-of-the-art-facilities, under cruel-free best practices ? Made with 98% Natural 72% Organic ingredients ?

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle for $21.95 USD.
From HealthyWiser – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle for $22.95 USD.

Directions
Apply a small amount after cleansing, before moisturizing on slightly damp skin. Use morning and night.

Packaging
The bottle comes in a cardboard box and has product and company information on it. The serum comes in a glass amber bottle with a black dropper lid. The dropper is clear glass. It has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
This is watery but it’s slightly thicker than water. It’s clear and cloudy looking. It smells good. Like citrus and spice. The scent lingers for a little while then goes away. This absorbs completely and leaves no residue.

Ingredients
(98% Naturally Derived /72% Organic)
Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (plant-derived hyaluronic acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Arginine, Ferulic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

I kind of love this stuff. It smells so good. It’s citrus, almost orange-y but it has a slightly spicy smell too. It’s just wonderful. This makes my skin feel smooth and plump. It also makes my skin tone look more even. I don’t have any sun spots or wrinkles so I can’t tell you how it works with those. I can tell you though that it works with everything else. My skin just looks and feels better after using it and it doesn’t feel sticky. HealthyWiser has a 90 return policy. Just return the bottle within 90 days of purchase and get your refund.

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Duo of Skyline and Empower. SKYLINE: Like the sunset outlining the horizon of a metropolitan city, this soft taupe glistens day or night! The medium grey tone has hints of mauve and is speckled with golden city lights. Highlight your look with the unique contrast of the SKYLINE that blends with any shade. EMPOWER*: em-pow-er, to make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. To enhance the beauty in all of us, this neutral medium brown tone should be worn on everyone. With hints of taupe it is great on any skin tone, any shape or size, just like empowerment. EMPOWER your eyelids by sweeping this confident tone across and remember to look in the mirror and EMPOWER yourself! Change your look and change the way you look at others, knowing they have a story too, and deserve to be loved and empowered by how you view them! With NS Minerals, we’re simply decorating the drapes on windows that have seen adversities, and overcome them. See others with acceptance and compassion to help EMPOWER them. Although our experiences and perceptions may be different, our basic needs are all the same. We all need love. Spread EMPOWERment. *This strong, beautiful shade was created as our first single to benefit some of our favorite non-profit organizations: Rape Recovery Center, Operation Underground Railroad & RAINN.

Where to buy
From NS Minerals – You get 2 stacking eyeshadows for $21.99 USD.

Packaging
These come in stacking jars. They are square and clear with a black lid. On the bottom is a sticker with names and ingredients. These are 5 gram jars I believe.

Ingredients
Mica, iron oxides.

Photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs LunatiCK Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

These are pretty shades. Skyline is a light cream shade with rainbow sparks and Empower is a coppery taupe with rainbow sparks. They are buttery and smooth and blend well. These are good quality eyeshadows. NS Minerals offers different shadows and other cosmetic items. The packaging is a little annoying. It’s hard to unscrew and screw the lid and other jar on and off.

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Bringer of Storms is a Stormy purple with a barrage of green to blue shift. Zeus
Goddess of Love is a Pale dusty pink with silver to green to blue shift. Aphrodite
Guide Into the Underworld is a Dark orange with red to gold to bronze shift. Hermes
Light of the Sun is a Intense metallic gold with a subtle red to blue shift and an explosion of blue and golden green sparkle. Apollo
Of the Glinting Helmet is a Dark helmet green with red to orange to pink shift. Ares
Of the Wildland is a Light lilac with pink to blue shift and a twinkling of pink and purple shimmer. Artemis
Savior of Sailors is a Glowing sapphire with turquoise to blue to violet shift. Poseidon
The Renowned Articifer is a shimmering golden tan with green to red shift. Hephaestus
The Unseen is an inconspicuous brown with silver-green to silver-red to green-gold shift. Some sparkle. Hades

Ordering Options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by volume for $7.75 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 3g jar, packed ⅓ teaspoon by volume for $4.15 CAD per jar.

You can buy the whole collection in sample baggies for $14.40 CAD, in mini jars for $37.00 CAD and full size jars for $65.00 CAD.

Photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs LunatiCK Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Bringer of Storms is a dark blurple base with an aqua shift and green sparks.
Ingredients: Manganese Violet, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANlip safe

Goddess of Love is a light pink with a silver sheen and silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Tin oxide, Silica, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANnot lip safe

Guide into the Underworld is a dark orange with orange sparks and a rusty sheen.
Ingredients: Iron Oxide, Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANlip safe

Light of the Sun is a metallic gold with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Copper, Zinc, Silicon Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGAN lip safe

Of the Glinting Helmet is a dark dusty green with a red shift and rainbow sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Green, Calcium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANnot lip safe

Of the Wildland is a light purple with a blue sheen and pink and purple sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANnot lip safe

Savior of Sailors is a deep cobalt blue with a blue sheen and green sparks.
Ingredients: Iron Oxide, Ultramarine, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Blue #1 Al Lake, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Boron nitride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANlip safe

The Renowned Artificer is a light orangey tan with a green sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Silica, Carmine, Bismuth Oxychloride, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. NOT VEGANlip safe

The Unseen is a dark taupe with a purple shift and rainbow sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate. VEGANlip safe

I kind of really love this collection. The label art is amazing and I love several of the colors. I had trouble capturing some of the shifts and some of the colors have more of a sheen than a shift. My favorites are The Unseen, Bringer of Storms, Of the Wildland and Goddess of Love!

You can find Hello Waffle Cosmetics online here. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook. You can contact Christine on her contact page here.

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Organic BB Creme. All-In-One Foundation, Moisturiser, And UV Protection
La Mav Organic BB Crème is the ultimate multi-tasker and must have product for your makeup bag. Not only the perfect colour balancing makeup base, La Mav Organic BB Crème also provides an anti-ageing remedy and natural protection from the sun all whilst leaving your skin feeling smooth, radiant and hydrated. Reduce your daily makeup routine down to one highly effective product that is easy to apply and very affordable. La Mav BB Crème is perfect for those with hypersensitive skin, or conditions such as Rosacea, Eczema and Acne.

Infused with Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil La Mav Organic BB Crème treats the skin’s impurities whilst also providing anti-ageing benefits and nourishment for long lasting results. Apply La Mav Organic BB Crème daily on top of your La Mav moisturizer for a noticeably flawless and radiant complexion. Use it alone, or for best results, combine it with our Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation with SPF15 and our Mattifying Powder. Tip: mix with your daily moisturiser for a lighter tint if desired!

Where to buy
From LaMav Organic Skin Science – You get a 50mL pump bottle for $39.95 USD.

Directions
• Apply a small amount to clean skin.
• Blend gently with fingertips for even coverage. Suitable for all skin tones and types.
• Mix with your La Mav moisturiser if a lighter shade is preferred

Packaging
The bottle comes in a cardboard box that has company and product information on it. The BB Creme comes in a white pump bottle with a silver snap on cap. The pump is white. The bottle has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
It’s a thick kind of cream feeling formula. It smells like soy beans. I don’t know what to say about the shade since it’s several shades darker than I am.

Ingredients
*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, *Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Iron Oxides (CI77492), Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI77499), Sodium Anisate, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, *Rosa Eglentaria (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Alcohol, Ubiquinone, Ascorbic Acid, Aqua, Cucumis Sativus [Cucumber] Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra [Acerola] Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

* designates an Australian certified organic ingredient

As you can see from the photos this BB cream is way too dark for me. It’s a good BB Cream. It blends out well with a beauty sponge. I found that blended it with my hands or a brush left streaks or patchy areas. It has good coverage and it feels okay on the skin. It does have a strong smell though and it smells like soy beans. La Mav Organic Skin Science is an organic skin care company from Australia. They are cruelty free as well.

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