Product Review: Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

Face oils or face creams? That's the debate I've been having lately.  I walked into Sephora a couple of weeks ago and bought the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil instead of what I had initially gone in for which was the Lancome Energie De Vie Dullness Relief & Energy Recharge Daily Cream (see my review here).


Why are face oils better than creams? Face oils come without chemicals, toxins, and all the bad ingredients that creams can contain.  Oils have been around for many years - but how is that we as a society have just discovered them?  Most people are under the impression that oils can cause breakouts, are pore-clogging and make our skin look and feel greasy.  But that's not really the case.

Your skin certainly needs a certain amount of oil. Oils can transform your skin and keep it healthy.  Facial oils are also a fantastic base for makeup because they plump fine lines, even texture and can give the appearance of dewy skin.


This face oil in particular is made with Seaberry Oil. Seaberry oil (also known as seabuckthorn oil) is an antioxidant which is rich in moisturizing omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9.  Seaberry oil is also noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals.

According to the the Fresh website, those individuals that used the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil felt the following:

- Proven to provide 24-hour hydration
- 100% felt their skin was immediately nourished
- 100% reported their skin was supple
- 97% said their skin was immediately hydrated
- 85% felt it decreased roughness on contact


The Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil comes in a thick glass bottle filled and a dropper.


How do I use the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil? I use this product by taking the dropper and placing a drop or two on my face.  Then I take my finger tips and massage the face oil on my face and into my skin. The oil feels lightweight and my skin doesn't look oily after.

So how did I feel after using this product for three weeks? My skin felt smoother and hydrated then it was before. Especially during the winter months when the weather is dry I pay extra attention to my skin.

The only complaint I had about the product was that it does have a strong smell.  If you can get past the smell of the product then you'll love it!





Will you be trying this product? If so let me know your thoughts!

Product Review: Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics

I've been obsessed lately with finding the perfect highlighter.  I came across the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics (retails $30.00 for 0.33 oz) which comes in a luminous champagne color.  I was going to buy the actual size which comes with a blender on the other side, however, when I got to the checkout line I asked for my birthday gift and viola! Sephora was offering  a small size of the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics along with the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit (check out my review here on the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit).  I just HAD to try the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics before purchasing the actual size and let me just say - I was pleasantly surprised.


I like the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics application because it's in stick form.  I can throw it easily in my bag or makeup bag and don't have to be afraid of shattering the case by it slipping out of my hands onto the ground.


The highlighter is such a pretty, shimmery color. 


The highlighter is designed to work on all complexions. Benefit Cosmetics suggests applying the highlighter to your cheek and brow bones, while using the soft blender to sculpt and then blend the product onto your skin.  The highlighter can be used on its own or over existing makeup.


Here is how the product looks on my skin... It's pretty shimmery however, when it's blended out it works so well against skin and doesn't look caky.


Here's the product blended out. It's such a shimmery beautiful color! It results in a beautiful, glowy sheen that’s super luminous.


Product Review: Hidden Corrective Concealer by Hourglass

I'm always on the lookout for a great concealer. I get dark under eye circles and bags very easily if I don't sleep well.  I've tried a number of concealers and by far this is one of my favorite ones yet.  I've been using the Hidden Corrective Concealer by Hourglass for a couple of months now and I just have to say I love it!


The color Hidden Warm works best with my skin tone.


The concealer feels very weightless on my skin and does not try my skin out.  The Hidden Corrective concealer contains Vitamin E to soften skin and provides a protective layer.  I would say it is a medium coverage that's also long lasting.  I use this concealer with a concealer brush.  

Here's what the concealer looks like on my skin...


And here's what the concealer looks like when it's blended into my skin...


Product Review: Two Faced Perfect Flush Blush

The Two Faced Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow (retails at Sephora for $30.00 for 0.19 oz) has become one of my new favorite blushes to use! This blush can be described as rose pink shimmer, soft coral pink, and peachy pink shimmer.

The blush comes in three amazing swatches, you can either use all of them together and apply or use one shade at a time! You could even use the color as a highlight.  The only thing I would say is that you would have to use a small brush in order to apply only one of the shades. But, it's like getting three blushes for the price of one so that's fine by me!

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The packaging is so cute! The blush comes in a heart shaped box.


Another closer look at the blush....

As a personal taste, I love the shimmery finishes - it reminds me of wearing a highlighter on top of a blush.


I love how the color looks on my skin tone!


Product Review: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H

My favorite foundation at the moment is the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H which retails $45.00 at department stores.  I absolutely love this foundation and have been using it for years.

Lancôme boasts that this formula is, “blendable and fresh texture leaves the complexion perfectly smooth, velvety matte with no powdery effect. The full coverage you need – flaws, pores, redness and all imperfections visibly disappear. The velvety finish you love for 24-hour lasting perfection and comfort.”   Did I find all of this to be true – Yes!!

I went into the Lancôme counter at Macy’s to get a shade consultation.  Apparently this foundation comes in comes in 28 different colors and contains SPF 15!  Woohoo! The 360 Bisque N matched absolutely perfectly with my skin. A lot of my friends have said that they can’t even notice I am wearing foundation. 

This foundation is full coverage with a matte finish.  I’m not sure about the whole “24 hour” lasting foundation since it's gross not to take off your makeup before going to bed, but this foundation does last ALL day. I can go to work for 9+ hours, go out afterwards for dinner, come home and my foundation will still be intact. 

So how do I use this foundation?  First, I apply my moisturizer and then let it dry a little.  Sometimes I'll use a primer over the moisturizer under my foundation.  Next, I'll usually use 1 pump of the foundation onto my hand and then apply the foundation using a foundation brush or a sponge.  The foundation is very smooth and blends perfectly.  It makes my skin flawless and covers up any dark spots.  It does not make my face feel oily or shiny. 

This makeup is excellent to use for parties or special events since it blurs out pores and photographs wonderfully.  I also did not experience any breakouts which was great. 

You can get this foundation here: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H