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Booze Joulies

Booze Joulies Review

Booze Joulies Review

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’ve lived in the Phoenix, AZ area for about two years now.  Each summer, I stare at the fireplace and wonder if it will ever be cold enough for me to use it again.  In the winter, I look at our pool and marvel at the fact that in the summer, the sun heats the water to 90 degrees. This time of year it’s tough to imagine, but those hot 110 degree summer days will be here soon enough.  The only way to be comfortable outdoors during an AZ summer is to keep a cold drink in hand, and that’s where Booze Joulies come in.  Booze Joulies are the perfect solution to keeping your drink icy cold without watering it down!

How To Use Booze Joulies

How To Use Booze Joulies

To use Booze Joulies, simply pop them in the freezer the night before you use them.  When you pour yourself a drink, pop three of them in, and the drink will stay cold without melting ice changing the taste (and your enjoyment) of your drink.  I love to serve guests chilled white wine in the summer months, and that was the first thing that came to my mind when I tested this product.  Ice in wine is a major no no, but a glass of Sauvignon Blanc quickly turns tepid on a hot AZ summer day.  Booze Joulies are the solution!

Booze Joulies In Glass

Booze Joulies In Glass

Check it out!  This is what 6 Booze Joulies look like in a glass of cold water.

Booze Joulies Packaging

Booze Joulies Packaging

Booze Joulies come packaged to perfection, and include a bag to keep them together in the freezer.  This makes a terrific gift for a wine enthusiast, or anyone who loves to chill out in the sunshine during the summer!

Click HERE to check out the entire Joulies product line!  Booze Joulies retail for $29.95 per box, but as I write this they are on sale for $24.95!

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

 

Tom Ford Celia Sunglasses

Celia Sunglasses, Tom Ford

Celia Sunglasses, Tom Ford

affiliate-linksI recently tried on this modified cat-eye style from Tom Ford eyewear, and now I can’t get them out of my head!  Can one of you please buy the Celia sunglass and tell me they give you a horrible headache so I can stop obsessing over them?  Thanks!

Click HERE to shop Tom Ford eyewear at Saks.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol 1

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Press SampleI’ve said it a million times already, but just in case you haven’t heard me before: “MATTE IS BACK!”  Beauty lovers everywhere, even with fully stocked coffers, found themselves looking for a fabulous matte-only palette.  Many palettes offer a balance of matte and other finishes, as the modern look is to generally mix them up.  If you already have all of the shimmer, metallic, and frost a girl could want though you need to check out IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette.  This palette of 14 shadow shades is entirely matte, and features a mix of neutal shades and accent shades for your blending pleasure.  JUST IN CASE, there’s also a “transforming pearl” shadow included, that completely transforms the colors from matte to pearl in a flash!  This palette is, quite simply, awesome.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol 1

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, Review, Swatches, Opinion, Photos

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Top Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Top Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Bottom Row

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Swatches, Bottom Row

IT Cosmetics Is Cruelty Free!

IT Cosmetics Is Cruelty Free!

Retail price is $42 for the palette.  What else can I say about IT Cosmetics?  They’re a cruelty free brand, and everything I have sampled from the brand–EVERY SINGLE THING–has been superior product.  This brand has taken the beauty blogging world by storm, and it’s well-deserved.  This extremely jaded consumer is ALWAYS impressed with IT Cosmetics.

IT Cosmetics can be found at ITCosmetics.com or online at Ulta or QVC.

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

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

Press SamplePrepare yourself, as the NEW Cargo Picture Perfect CC Cream doesn’t look exactly as you’d expect.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

That’s right.  Dispensed from the tube, it looks white as snow.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

After blending the product, the color changed to match my skin tone!  So how does it work?  The Cargo Cosmetics Picture Perfect CC Cream formula contains “self-adjusting” pigments that transform to match the underlying skin tone.  How truly unique!  What’s notable about this product is how amazing it is as a moisturizer.  It feels soothing and leaves skin looking healthy and dewy while also protecting from sun exposure with an SPF 20.

Available shades include Light, Medium, and Medium/Dark.

Retail price is $34 per tube.  Click HERE to check it out at CargoCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Ulta, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

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

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Press SampleLip Balms with an SPF, and an option to add a tint of color?  Yes, please!  Jane Iredale Lip Drink lip balms are just what this desert dweller craves.  An alternative to the standard slick balm, these feel more like a hybrid lipstick/balm in texture.  Available in a completely sheer option, and two shades: Buff (a sheer neutral) and Crush (a sheer berry).

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Sheer, Crush and Buff, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Sheer, Crush and Buff, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Crush and Buff Swatches, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Crush and Buff Swatches, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Jane Iredale Lip Drink doesn’t only feel great on the lips, it has an SPF15 to protect them from sun exposure.  Known as the “skin care brand” Jane Iredale strives to use high-end ingredients known to be safe, soothing, and superior!  As a result, this formula is gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free!

Retail price is $15.

Jane Iredale mineral makeup is available at JaneIredale.com, Nordstrom.com, and Skinstore.com.

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