23 October 2014

..::Product Review::..Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush

My Review of Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Use Paula Dorf's 2 + 1 for Brows to create perfect looking brows that last all day! 2 flattering colors + 1 light wax = natural-looking brows. This trio creates a perfect color match and fills in any missing hairs or imperfections for brows that last all day."


I was a sent .5g Brow Wax, 2g Brow Powder in Blonde and a Perfect Brow Brush from Paula Dorf to review.  
The price for the 2+1 for Brows is $26.00 and the Perfect Brow Brush is $24.00, with free shipping on orders $50+.

Packaging & Presentation of 
Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush
The 2 + 1 for Brows comes in a cute little silver box about 1.5" in diameter.  

The back of the box lets you know some product information, usage directions, and its ingredients.  On the side of the box is the slogan, 'Become your own makeup artist'.

The brush comes sealed in a plastic reusable sleeve.  It was kind of hard to get the brush out, but eventually I wiggled it out.

After opening the box, you are presented with a small, circular palette.  

The cover is see-thru (which I love!) and the bottom of the palette lets you know what color you have.

My Personal Experience with Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush

To be honest, I kind of let my eyebrows get the best of me lately.  They have not looked good in months.

Before I used the Paula Dorf 2 + 1 Brows, I made sure I gave them a quick cleanup so I can have a clean slate.

Much better.  Now, I held the palette in my hand and took the Perfect Brow Brush and dipped it in both the lighter and darker shades.  After I had an adequate amount, I dipped the color specked brush into the wax. You can use any blend of the colors that you wish, or you can just use a single one.  It's all up to you!

Next, the Perfect Brow Brush makes it super easy to apply.  It is so soft and angled just right. All I did was apply it to my brows and color in the light spots and made sure the wax set everything. 

It has lasted since I applied it, 5 hours now!  It gives you that added boost to your makeup routine.  Especially if you have lighter hair like I do, it gives some dimension to your face.

Pros of Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush
  • This is made by Paula Dorf, the queen of makeup tricks!
  • The brushes are award-winning and let you apply makeup with ease.
  • There is enough makeup in this palette to last a long time!
  • Not tested on animals and fragrance free.
  • Puts an edge on your beauty routine and creates stunning eyebrows easily!
  • You can get the kit to match your specific hair color.

        Cons of Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush
        • I love the brush.  It works really well.  I found it extremely difficult to get out of the plastic sleeve.    

              In all honesty, I've never done much with my eyebrows besides pluck them (well, I've gotten them threaded before-- never again!).  Being able to use a eyebrow kit suited for my particular hair color was definitely something I loved.  I probably won't use this as an everyday makeup, but I will definitely use it when I go shopping or to a restaurant. It gives a perfect finish to any routine.

              Are you wanting to try Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows & the Perfect Brow Brush, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

              Coupon Code Alert!  Use code BROWBRUSH to get a free Perfect Brow Brush with your order ($24.00 value)!

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              For further information, please visit Paula Dorf on:

              Disclaimer:  I received a Paula Dorf 2 + 1 for Brows palette and Perfect Brow Brush in order for me to review it and write about my experience.  All ideas and opinions are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way. 

              Check Out New Dream Team Pets -- Great for a Holiday Gift!

              Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. 

              Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. 

              If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. 

              What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves! 

              My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

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              Disclaimer: This is my post, I have not received payment nor product for posting this.

              22 October 2014

              The Latest and Greatest Superfoods

              "...Superfoods are super for a reason:  They're packed with nutrients and phytochemicals known to prevent disease and protect against cancer.  While many of nature's greatest foods have existed for centuries, we're just now tapping into the benefits of these healthy ingredients."

              I absolutely love keeping up with the newest health information, and I was given this article from Fix.  It lists all the newest superfoods that have recently been studied.

              Please head on over to the Fix Blog and read about them.  It can change your life.

              ..::Review + Giveaway::.. 24K Gold Collagen Mask

              My Review of the 24K Gold Collagen Mask

              What is it exactly?

                   From the website. . .
              "The Nancy Reagan 24k Collagen face and neck mask combo is an innovative gold collagen mask formulated with bio-active ingredients including pure natural extracts and plant collagen. The one-way absorption and hydration of this mask is more than 98% which allows nutrients and moisture to penetrate deep into the skin and produce real results in just 10-20 minutes."


              I was (3) 24K Gold Collagen Masks (Face and Neck Combo) from Mi Bella Reina to review.  

              The price for a face and neck combination mask is $19.99.  

              Packaging & Presentation of the 24K Gold Collagen Mask

              First, I'd like to say that this is a very interesting package.  Unlike other masks that I've used in the past, this mask comes in a large foil packet.  It sits in a liquid, and you can see through the front and look directly at the golden mask.

              The front slip cover labels the product and defines the main characteristics of the mask.  Since I received the face and chin combo mask, the chin part is packed separately.  At first, I was unsure what it was since it is not labeled. 

              The back of the package is simple, too.  It lists the ingredients and directions for use.

              Overall it is very attractive packaging and catches my eye.

              My Personal Experience with the 24K Gold Collagen Mask

              Luckily, I have a wonderful sister-in-law who was willing to help me review this mask.  I took the pictures as she modeled the process.

              First things first-- exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.  We used a lathering exfoliation scrub.

              After exfoliating your face and neck, it's time to work with the mask.  Tear open the mask at the pre-cut strips and let the liquid drip into a cup.  Make sure to save this liquid!  When you are finished pouring, rub the liquid onto your face and neck until moist.  It feels like water, so you really need to work with it.

              After that, your skin is ready for the mask!  Starting with the full face mask, gently place it over your eyes first.  Centering from that point, lay it evenly across your face.  It's easier if you have somebody to help you with this step.  Do not forget to add the chin mask, too!

              Keep the mask on for 20-30 minutes and then remove it.  Take some more of that liquid you saved from earlier and pat a little into your skin.  After that you have super smooth, beautiful skin!

              Pros of the 24K Gold Collagen Mask
              • Made with Gold/pearl powder (how neat is that!?).
              • Really works.  I loved the feel of my skin after using it, as did Marah, my sister-in-law.
              • Relaxing.  At first, it felt strange.  Really strange.  But the longer it stayed on the more relaxing it became.
              • Affordable.  Skip the salon and buy some of these for an in-home spa experience.

                      Cons of the 24K Gold Collagen Mask
                      • You can't move or the mask will fall off.  You are confined to one position for 20-30 minutes (which isn't always a bad thing!).
                      • The neck mask does not stay on well.  We had to readjust it every few minutes to keep it from sliding off.
                      • The mask is easy to puncture, so be aware of that while trying to put it on.

                      This mask couldn't have came at a better time.  It was wonderful being able to relax and forget about reality for awhile.  I'm not a huge spender when it comes to salon services, so being able to purchase a mask like this and do it on my own time is wonderful.

                      Are you wanting to get your very own 24K Gold Collagen Mask?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 
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                      Open to US entrants only. 
                      $19.99 ARV
                      Giveaway will end 02-11-2014 at 0000. 
                      No purchase necessary. 
                      Winners will be announced 03-11-2014. 
                      The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
                      If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

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                      For further information, please visit Mi Bella Reina on:

                      Disclaimer:  I received a 24K Gold Facial Mask in order for me to review it and write about my experience.  All ideas and opinions are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way. 

                      Arla Dofino Cheeses -- a Tasty, Versatile Treat without the Guilt!

                      Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to sample the Jalapeno Havarti cheese from Arla Dofino.  Personally, I like it sliced up with a few crackers, but there are SO many other ways to enjoy it.  

                      Since I do like a little spice in my food, I like to add gourmet cheeses to my simple macaroni and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches.

                      But what about this-- I have a breakfast sandwich maker and more often than not, I find myself making an egg and cheese bagel in the mornings.  Why stick with sliced cheese when you can 'gourmet-it-up' and have a delicious sandwich with a spicy, yet equally nutty cheese.

                      There are so many avenues that you can go with these versatile cheeses.  

                      Something else interesting?  You can bake sweets with Havarti.  Let that sink it.  I just learned about it, and I'm going to do it!  I am going to make Havarti and Pear Pastries.

                      Keep checking back to see how the recipe tastes!!

                      Disclaimer:  I was sent a coupon for a complimentary block of Arla Dofino Cheese in exchange for an honest review through BzzAgent.  All opinions expressed are mine, and have not been influenced in any way.