Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Julep New DD Cream and DD Concealer Review

Hello lovelies! How is everybody doing? I hope you are all doing great.

Are you tired or confused about all this big fuss about BB creams, CC creams and now DD creams? In all honestly, I haven't done too much research about this new DD cream because my guess is that it is the same thing as the BB creams or CC creams. So, why bother to explain what a DD cream is.

So, let me share my impressions on this Julep DD cream with you. First of all, the DD cream comes in four shades: light, medium, medium-dark and dark. Julep also has a DD concealer and it comes in three shades: light, medium, dark.

This cream promises to moisturize, prime, and protect the skin helping to fight signs of aging.  And the DD concealer says to help disguise dark circles, blemishes and redness. How great this is!

I got the medium shade on both and they blend easily with my skin tone. The DD cream is very creamy, but does not feel heavy on the skin. It does not have a any chemical odor, which I think is great. It also has buildable coverage and makes the skin look flawless. I am very happy with it and I have been using it for the past two weeks and so far no complaints about it performance. Oppss, I forgot to mention, this cream has SPF 25 for sun protection.

Next, Julep has this DD concealer and I think it does a good work covering under eye circles and little spots on the face. It glides effortless and it provides good coverage. It is odorless as well as the DD cream, but the formula feels a little thicker.

This is how the concealer works. I think it does a great job under my eye area. But, judging from the pictures, maybe my under eye dark circles are not so dreadful and I am exaggerating.

Now for the cons, the amount of product in the concealer tube is non-existing. The tube is almost empty and I have used just little dots of product under my eyes to cover my dark circles. It is very annoying to try to squeeze the tube to get some of it out! Oh well, I guess you get what you paid for.

If you are planning on getting this DD cream and concealer, I highly recommend them.

Hasta pronto,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June Ipsy bag: A NAY!!

Hello lovelies! Is everybody ready for summer? I am! I need to get some tan on my legs, they are extremely pale. I want to do so many things this summer. I want to go to the beach, to the parks, to be out and about, and I want to get my driver's license.
What do you want to do this summer?

Anyways, let me get to the topic of this post: My June Ipsy Bag. This is the first time that I feel disappointed about it. I did not like the products of this month. Please, do not get me wrong, it is not that the products are not great, it's just like it does not feel like my style.

For instance, I got this beautiful, not my style cream glitter eye shadow palette from Jcatbeuty. I have never heard of this brand before, but the palette looks lovely, but for younger girls that go out dancing on the weekends. Gosh, I did not even open the package to swatch them because I do not think that I will use them. So, I better keep them unopened to gift them to somebody.

Next, I got this beautiful, long, false eyelashes also from Jcatbeauty. I guess I can try to make them work, if they look natural. Maybe on Halloween?

I also received this NYX blush, that looks more like a bronzer. I was hoping to get one of the cream blushers or a pink shade powder blush, but.......I got this.....and I keep it also unopened. I have two bronzers already and I don't use bronzer often. Not since my ex-boss asked me what was on my face. I remember that he had a very weird look on his face when he asked. I guess he though that I was having some sort of illness. So embarrassing! I learned, from that experience, that we need to own a good blender brush and to wear little bronzer on the right places.

Following, there is this lip liner on Bare from Starlooks. This was also an unknown brand for me. I feel very sorry that this product did not work for me either. I do not like this shade on me because I have a medium skin tone and this color made me look bland. Why not the bright pink or a red shade that others received of their bags? What else can I say? Non swatches, non open. Bummer!

Finally, a highlighter pencil from Chella. This might be my only favorite this month. I wore it yesterday on my water line to fake a full night sleep and it worked. So this one has a future. I also got a eyebrow defining gel from this brand a couple of months ago, and I love it! I have to make a quick review on it: it does not leave white residues on my eyebrows, like other eyebrow gels. (The one from Revlon is awful. Avoid buying that one if you can) The eyebrow gel from Chella help to keep your eyebrows is place.

Just to be fair, the theme for this month's bag was: "On The Wild Side" so, I guess that is not my style. The products are great, but not for me. I will gift this bag to my little cousin, I now she will be delighted with them, except the highlighter, I am keeping that one for me.

Happy Summer and enjoy!

Hasta pronto,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review: Neutrogena Naturals Makeup Remover

Hello lovelies. It's getting really hot out there. I guess summer is here and we all know what that means: we have to change our beauty routine. I have a quick review for you, today. This Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Makeup Remover helps me to keep my pores clean and my skin fresh. This product really gets the job done. 
It doesn't dry out my skin, it is gentle around the eye area and it gets all the makeup off. I have been using it for a month and I have noticed a natural glow on my skin. I love it! And the best thing about it is that it does not contain hash chemicals and its main ingredient is water! 
Our bodies are 60% water so remember to drink lots of water to stay hydrated :)

If you give this product a try, please let me know what you think.

Hasta pronto,