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Product Rave | Muji Light Toning Water

Sometimes you just stumble upon some gems...

Just walking along the streets of LA last November we saw a Muji store. Their storage units are very popular in the beauty community. They also retail nice clothing, aromatherapy units and skincare. The skincare range is pretty extensive but this toner stood out to me due its "high moisture" claims.
From their website
"Product Detail

Sensitive Skin Care Series
Simple low-stimulating hypoallergenic skin care for delicate and easily irritated skin. Uses natural hydrating ingredients that is gentle and effective for sensitive skin."
Straight to the point right? After a quick glance at the ingredients I purchased this travel sized (1.69 fl. oz. / 50 ml) bottle. 

The ingredients listed on my packaging and those on the website are same. This carry on size retails for $4.50USD or you can purchase a 200 ml bottle for $10.50USD. The LA winds wasn't as disrespectful as those in New York but once again my skin was in a state fr…

2017 Top Five | Lip Products

Yeah this is still going on πŸ™ˆ

What I realised last year was that although I buy a lot of lipsticks, I barely wear lipstick. Hopefully I can be better about that this time around. Please check out the linked posts mentioned below.

Total oversight on my part; the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil '02 Raspberry' should absolutely be on this list.
Moving on... M.A.C Vamplify 'Tuned In'M.A.C PatentPolish Lip Pencil 'Kittenish'
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish 'Nicole'

This lives in my handbag. It's just minty sparkly gorgeousness. I don't know if it actually does any plumping but it surely does hurt. These Buxom minis are a such a sensible buy.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker 'Candy Queen'

Another handbag staple. This ahhh tingle is a step up from the Buxom. It doesn't hurt; your lips feel like their vibrating 😏 It's another sparkly shade which adds dimension to the lips.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb 'Fenty Glow' 

I told y'all I w…

M.A.C PRO Product Demo

Tonight I attended the above captioned event at the Limegrove branch. The new Regional Trainer Mafe Arrom did a Carnival/Galaxy inspired on her lovely model Ashley. These demos tie into the recent M.A.C Carnival launch. Through this collection, select PRO products will be available on local counters for the next six months.

I'm always impressed with how little makeup Professional Makeup Artists apply on their models. These people believe in building light layers and working products into the skin. The finish is always stunning.

Heavily featured in M.A.C's PRO line are their Chromalines and Pigments.

Mafe created a stunning halo eye with 'Marine Ultra' Chromaline as a base along with 'Reflects Pearl' and 'Silver' glitters mixed for the pop of sparkle on the lid. Ashley's under eye concealer was set with Set Powder 'Deep Peach'.

The lips were a combination of: Chromagraphic Pencil 'Process Magenta' + Matte Lipstick 'Candy Yum-Yum&#…

2017 Top Five | Manicures

I know; it's February. But I'm not done with these 2017 recaps so here we go.

Last year I got very few professional manicures. Last year I had to cut my nails more than ever. Moral of the story: make sure to #treatyoself πŸ˜‰

Zoya 'Mallory'

Gorgeous one coat cream. I believe I still applied two though. Great as a mani or pedi colour. It's still available on Zoya's site.

RGB Cosmetics 'Oxblood'
Forgive the polish on the cuticles; I was too excited to show the shine of this polish. That's three thin coats with no top coat. Stunning. A few RGB Cosmetics are still available from Pure Source Barbados (in store). 

Essie 'Style Cartel'

Somewhere along the line I decided to compare "inky blue" nail polishes. As you would have noticed, the post isn't up yet πŸ˜’This polish is definitely gonna be in there though. It's still listed on Essie's site.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 'Footpath'
Sadly Rescue Beauty Lounge has closed their doors b…

Product Rave | Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner

Another long overdue post 😌

I've been raving about this from 2016 and I'm still a believer.

From their site:
"HIGH-POTENCY ROSE CONCENTRATE®made here on site, from organic roses, triple-filtered & extracted for extra potencyvitamin-packed, antioxidant-rich botanical base used in all our hydrous productsmatches skin’s chemistry & pHenables the integration of all our products & proper derma penetrationcreates overall balance & radiant skin toneSSS SALICYLIC ACID™our SSS technology™ – the advanced delivery method of this powerful healthy‐ aging & problem skin active, SSS retinol vitamin A™, in our uniquely, “safe for sensitivities”targets the underlying causes of chronically problematic skinreduces the appearance of blemishing of all kinds – cystic, white & blackheadspurifies & exfoliatesreduces overly active skin challengesSSS VITAMIN C™our SSS technology™ – the advanced delivery method of this powerful antioxidant, SSS vitamin C™, in our uniquely…

2017 Top Five | Beauty Service Providers

Unlike my Influencers post the persons mentioned below are all local and I know them. If that makes me biased then you should take everything I'm about to say with a grain of salt.

Heidi Bowen of Moden Makeup

Let's get the obvious one out of the way shall we πŸ˜‰ I've said before how much I've learned watching Heidi conduct her Workshops. Since then she has increased her skillset, restructured her modules and truly focused on knowledge sharing. Every participant departs feeling enlightened; emboldened to try something they once thought was daunting. No one leaves empty handed. This kindda thing speaks to me because I've attended many M.A.C classes and saw the value only in the products I was reimbursed. Not to say, the outing isn't a good time - especially if you go with friends - but some settings leave you more intimidated than excited. #TeamModen affiliations aside, I can see how Heidi has grown as a Beauty Educator. And fuh my one part I know any session booked…