Friday, November 29, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder : Mood Light , Review + Swatches

From the company:A wardrobe of six universal finishing powders that recreate the most exquisitely flattering light—from ethereal moonlight to luminous candlelight. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking photoluminescent technology. Apply powder all over the face using Ambient Powder Brush as the final step for a flawless complexion. "Mood" is described as a sheer lavender pink. 

The packing of this face powder is mirrored and reflective, very fancy. The purpose of this is to be used to set the foundation and create a natural flattering "light" to the complexion. Don't let the lavender pink part scare you away! Once applied, it was almost transparent in terms of color. I find this to be luxurious and smooth over my foundation. This photographed beautifully and didn't mess with my foundation/concealer. This din't dry out my skin nor did it completely mattify my face (not that I want it to!) It gave my skin a natural radiance (without the sparkly shimmer that I detest) and will now be my holy grail setting powder. Now, if you tend to get oily on your t-zone, I recommended using a specific mattify powder, and use this on the rest of your face. 

Rate : A +

Available at Hourglass Cosmetics  $ 45 USD 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Love With Food: Organic Food Subscription for a cause!

From the company:

What is Love With Food?

Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.
For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!
Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!

This monthly subscription has a great cause behind their company, making it a win-win on both sides. For $10, your get 8+ snacks. In this box, I got 10 items (including 2 tea bags). 
All products either said "Organic" or "Gluten Free" This is great for health nuts or those who like to snack(like me!) and want to eat healthy at the same time.

Rate: A
Available at :Love With Food
Disclaimer : This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by the brand or its PR firm.  I don't do paid reviews. All pictures and reviews are my own.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics: Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Gloss Review and Swatches

From the company:
Our new plush glosses glide on extra smooth and feel ahhh-mazingly silky & luxurious. The six irresistible shades, from sultry nudes to punchy pinks, come in soft-squeeze tubes with a custom tip designed for perfectly even application. Beauty bonus: They’re the perfect partners for our bestselling box o’ powders!

Benefit describes this gloss as "shimmery pinky nude". While I don't have the actual Sugarbomb blush powder to compare it to, I would describe this gloss a rose beige nude. 
If only all the glosses I owned had such plush texture!! 

The texture of this gloss is VERY plush. It feel super comfortable on the lips, and so hydrating. 

Rate: A 

Available at Sephora : $16