Thursday, December 08, 2016

I said I Wouldn't but...... Kylie's Liquid Lips

Okay I saw the KoKo Kollection and said "take my money". I am a huge fan of Khloe and I saw the colors in her collab with Kylie and decided to take the chance. Yes I have seen the reviews on her previous lip kits, I have seen the rants regarding the brushes on her glosses.  I also know there has been a reformulation and the brush on the gloss changed.

It has been rumored that the Kylie liquid lips are the exact same as Color Pops ultra mattes. I have now worn both and can say if they were the reformulation is NOT Colorpops. Kylie's formula is one of the most comfortable I have ever worn - at least the KoKo Kollection is.  I forgot I was even wearing anything! I can NOT say the same about ColorPop.

They dry down transfer proof, super comfortable and very long wearing, even after a Starbucks coffee and eating a salad for lunch. At the end of a long 10 plus hour day my lipstick was still going strong and did not budge until i took it off with eye makeup remover. I do plan on getting one of her regular lip kits to compare the normal stock versus this collab. Right now the only other liquid lip I found to be this comfortable is Anastasia of Beverly Hills.

The colors in this collab are stunning. Gorg is my favorite with Okurrr coming in next, Kho$$ I find a bit on the yellow side of nude and I did expect that based on the color description Kylie had on her site. It washes me out just a tad so I use it to layer with other colors. Damn Gina is a nice gloss that pairs well with all the liquid lips if you want to wear them glossy without changing the color very much.

I honestly hope to see another collab in the future with any of Kylie's sisters.

*pictures were obtained from Google.

                                             This is from Kylie's snap chat reveal

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Winter is Coming, is Your Skin Care Ready?

Sub zeros temps, forced air heating, blustery winds all of which takes the moisture right out of your skin. With the change of the seasons your skin care should change as well.  Keeping your skin hydrated will help both with keeping break outs to a minimum and help with aging. Winter will sap the moisture out of your hair, skin and nails. It is essential to put it back.

The one thing that doesn't change is what I wash my face with.  I always use my Murad anti aging acne cleanser. However in the winter I add oils into the mix.  Yes as an oily skinned girl I use oils. No it doesn't make my breakouts worse; in fact they are better because my shin is getting what it needs therefore it is not working to produce oil. So my PH mantel stays more in balance and my skin stays more consistent.

In the morning I will wash my face to remove the oil from my PM routine and start the day with a fresh canvas.  Then I take my regular moisturizer and add a drop of rescue oil to it. Emulsify them together then work into my skin. I also use H2O's eye rescue cream in the morning to keep my under eyes hydrated.  That is the first place my skin dries out. I let that soak in before starting any makeup for the day.  Usually I will do my skin care then go get dressed for the day and then come back and start my makeup.

At night I will double cleanse my face. Not because its gotten too oily but because I have started using a face brush. People generally will tell you "oh those break you out" and yes they can, if you are grinding IN that days makeup. So I wash my face really well with my cleanser and a regular wash cloth first making sure everything is gone. Then I add a little more cleanser to the face brush and use it for exfoliation. I only use the brush two or three times a week,  Then I will use First Aids extreme rescue over night eye cream under my eyes. After that I use 3 to 5 drops of rescue oil on my face really working it in and a few more drops down my neck and chest. Do not forget your neck. Ever see a woman with gorgeous skin and the dreaded "turkey neck" usually because her skin care stopped at her chin!

During the cooler months I also make sure to keep up on my water consumption. Its essential to stay hydrated your skin is comprised of 64% water. Dry air, caffeine cold wind all of it saps the hydration from your skin and body drink your water! It makes a huge difference in so many aspects of your body and health. Your skin hair and nails really do reflect what is going on inside.  Staying hydrated will go along way in keeping your glow!

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