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Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Press SampleI was immediately drawn to Lipstick Queen Endless Summer for the name alone.  I live in a place where summer is truly endless, so would this be the dream lip color for a desert dweller like me?  Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick isn’t just about color, the product contains moisturizer and sun protection.  Truly a dream for any sun-worshipper!

Endless Summer In Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Aloha is a cheery shade of red. You knew I’d want to try the rouge shade, right? Other colors offered in the Endless Summer formula include Hang Ten- a warm nude, Endless Summer- pink, and Stoked- coral.

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

As you can see, the formula is super sheer. If you’re looking for a forgivable red, this is it! I experienced zero bleeding or cracking with this product. No primer or liner is required to keep color in place. In addition, it has such a heavenly feel on the lips. It feels more like a soothing lip treatment than a lipstick, and as a result has become a fast favorite in my makeup collection!

Retail price is $22. Endless Summer lipsticks can be purchased directly at LipstickQueen.com, Ulta, Nordstrom.com, and Barneys.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment

Press SampleWhen my skin is truly dry. I mean dry to the point it needs some really effective soothing treatment, Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment is worth its weight in gold. The ointment has a petroleum jelly kind of feel to it, but don’t think it’s the same! Aveeno’s product contains the Active Naturals Triple Oat Complex, known to soothe irritated skin, and protect it. In fact, this product is so soothing, it doubles as a treatment for burns and boo boos. Moms rejoice!

Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment is free of lanolin, fragrance and dyes.  Retail price is $9.99 for a large 3 oz. tube. A little goes a long way with this product!

Sold at local drugstores, or online at Amazon.com, Target, and Drugstore.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice STEAL:  $9  2% BHA

Paula’s Choice STEAL: $9 2% BHA

One Paula’s Choice Item 20% Off!

Press Sample, SponsoredBefore I even get into my Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review, I have two serious STEALS to present to my beloved readers.  I’m now a Power Primper with the Pretty In My Pocket team, and as a result I get to share some PERKS with my readers!

Firstly, a trial size of this Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is available for $9–with free shipping! If your pores are looking congested, this gentle best-selling liquid helps keep pores clear.  This is marked down from the usual $14 per trial size (and includes shipping), so it’s a great way to give this chemical exfoliant a try.  This product is good for all skin types.  Why?  It’s strictly a chemical exfoliant.  No harsh scrubbing or buffing is involved! CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS TRIAL NOW! Secondly, my readers can get 20% Off any one Paula’s Choice item (plus FREE shipping) CLICK HERE to activate your promotional code, PRIMP20 !  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Skincare Kit Review

Paula's Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

Paula’s Choice Rosacea Kit, Evening Regimen

I can’t put my finger on the age my porcelain skin started to betray me. In my mid-20’s my skin was a special sort of alabaster, and oh how I loved it. Now I rely heavily on product to even out my skin tone, and some skincare makes my skin really FREAK OUT. You may have noticed I don’t do many skincare reviews anymore, and this is why. Unless of course, there’s a trusted brand involved.

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a strong chance you own Paula Begoun’s book, “Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me“.  This voluminous tome contains comprehensive liss of the pros and cons of just about every beauty product in creation, but much of this advice can now be found online. Paula’s very particular, and as a result I knew I could trust my skin to a trial of her skincare.  My experience kicked off with a skincare consultation on the phone.  I thought this special treatment was because I am a blogger, but nope.  EVERYONE can get a consultation all you need to do is call 800-831-4088, and a consultant will ask you questions that will lead to the purchase of skincare appropriate for you. CLICK HERE to take a peek at the different skincare kits available!

Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Review, Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit Sale

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Rosacea Kit

For me?  Well, I can use anti-aging ingredients as much as the next gal, but my primary skin concerns are dryness and Rosacea.  Luckily for me, Paula’s Choice has an entire skincare regimen for those with dry, irritable skin like mine.  The “Rosacea Kit” also known as the “Skin Recovery Kit” can be purchased in a bundle of full-sized product for $99 right now (marked down from $119).  The products included in this kit are shown above.  ALL of these are full sized products, making this a crazy steal of a deal!  They aren’t just a deal, they are incredibly soothing and effective.  My skin feels wonderful after using these products for a few weeks, and the pores on my nose (normally quite congested) haven’t looked this clear in years!  I’m very pleased.

Paula's Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist Products

Paula’s Choice Resist products amp up your skincare experience.  Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum adds some additional anti-aging muscle to your evening skincare routine.  Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid is an anti-aging daytime lotion that boasts an SPF 50 and doesn’t leave the skin looking slick.

There’s more to love about Paula’s Choice Skincare!  If you try the skincare lineup and aren’t satisfied, there’s a 100% money back guarantee within 60 days of your purchase.  Paula’s Choice Skincare items are dye-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Palette

Paula's Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

Paula’s Choice Blush It On Contour Swatches

If you’re trying to figure out how to use that promo code I provided, but don’t want to take the skincare plunge, don’t forget Paula’s Choice also has a terrific lineup of color cosmetics! The Blush It On Contour Palette is brand new, retails for $36, and contains shades for blushing, bronzing, and highlighting. What fun you can have, playing with this palette!

CLICK HERE to shop Paula’s Choice products online!  It expires on 7/31/15 at midnight, so do not hesitate!

Power Primper Pride!

Power Primper Pride!

Also, if you love beauty–and shop for it frequently–download the PRIMP app for your iPhone or your Android device!  You can rate items you’ve tried, see what others are saying about the latest products, and read the advice of beauty gurus including me!

The product in this review was a press sample, and this post has been sponsored by Pretty In My Pocket (aka PRIMP). Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

The Latest From Covergirl

The Latest From CoverGirl!

The Latest From CoverGirl!

CoverGirl SuperSizer Mascara and Intensify Me Liquid Liner

CoverGirl SuperSizer Mascara and Intensify Me Liquid Liner

Press SampleI recently had the opportunity to check out the latest from CoverGirl. Shown above are the CoverGirl SuperSizer Mascara and the CoverGirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner, and bothcan be found at a drugstore near you!

CoverGirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner

CoverGirl Intensify Me

CoverGirl Intensify Me

CoverGirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner

CoverGirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner

CoverGirl Intensify Me Swatches

CoverGirl Intensify Me Swatches

Intensify Me is pretty much incredible. The moms out there who shop for school supplies every year are familiar with the “chisel tip” markers teachers require. Well CoverGirl Intensify Me is a chisel tip marker for the eyes. Depending on which side of the tip you use to apply, a thick or thin line can be drawn. This formula is buildable, delivers a deep black inky line, and has the most intense staying power!  I mean intense!  Even my waterproof eye makeup remover wasn’t enough to budge this product without some work.  But if you need a liner that will hold up through just about anything, you’ve found it with Intensify Me.  Retail price is $8.

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara

CoverGirl SuperSizer Mascara Applicator

CoverGirl SuperSizer Mascara Applicator

CoverGirl LashBlast mascaras are a long-time favorite of this beauty blogger.  Effective and affordable, CoverGirl LashBlast also offers formulas to suit a variety of needs, from volume, to length.  Super Sizer kicks off the experience with a long, mace-like spiky applicator.  It may look strange, but this design allows the product an even application on every single lash.  The description on CoverGirl states this mascara delivers fan-like lashes.  That was what I had noticed too!  Lashes were lifted, separated, longer and dramatically dark.  Available in Black Brown, Black, and Very Black.  Retail price is $6.85.

Retail prices are $8 for Intensify Me Liquid Liner, and $6.85 for The Super Sizer.

CoverGirl products can be found at local drugstores, Drugstore.com, Target, Amazon, and many more!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick Review

Pure Color Blush Stick:  Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Pure Color Blush Stick: Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick

Press SampleIf you’re a fan of product where a little goes a long way, allow me to introduce you to the Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Stick.  It is, crushingly, limited-edition.  Shades available include Blushing Berry, Pink Crush, Peach Rush, and Cheeky Rose.

Pure Color Blush Stick:  Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Pure Color Blush Stick: Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Pure Color Blush Stick:  Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Pure Color Blush Stick: Blushing Berry and Pink Crush

Blushing Berry and Pink Crush Swatches

Blushing Berry and Pink Crush Swatches

Blushing Berry and Pink Crush Swatches

Shown above are swatches of Blushing Berry (a neutral with a hint of berry) and Pink Crush (a vivid bubblegum pink).  The formula is incredibly creamy and smooth to apply.  Color is buildable, and the finish is semi-sheer.  My tip for applying?  Simply dab a small amount on the cheeks.  Only a tiny bit of product is needed to deliver great color.  The overall look is dewy and youthful.

Retail price is $32 per blush stick.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.