Osmosis Skin and Beauty ~ what's new in my skin care / makeup bag ?



Hey Loves! 
I know it have been long time since I posted last.  I think this was my the busiest year ever when it comes to my regular job. I really looking forward to some time off. 

Anyways few weeks ago I got new products from Osmosis Beauty. I already own few products from them and you can find them in links below:

Now I added two lip glosses and a eye serum.
Lets start with lip glosses first.


I picked up two shades:
 * Bare
* Berry Frost

Both come in a very well made plastic tube. They are available in 6 sades. Each gloss features creamy, rich texture and 3D pigments to help lips appear fuller and more plumped The line's jojoba and sunflower oils hydrate and nourish, encouraging the healing process and turning dry, chapped areas into smooth and soft. Each formula promote firmness and elasticity. Each swipe of luminous color will even help remove free radicals and bloc environmental age-factors, all thanks to it's antioxidant packed ingredients. 


I personally am not fan of glosses but these are great. The doe foot applicator applies the
color wonderfully. I can see color on my lip
s with only one wipe. Both gloss feel like they really do hydrate my lips and yes they make my lips looks fuller no doubt there. Osmosis says that each gloss have a grapefruit and strawberry scent to it. I personally don't smell anything ... both glosses can be worn by it self or as a lipstick topper. 
I personally love Berry Frost. When I got them Berry Frost was the one that wow-ed me the most. Color is amazing and I love to wear it on its own. It does have this beautiful sheen :)I love it. Bare is great as a topper and its beautiful nude shade. I wore it on its own too but I prefer on top of the lipstick :)

Both glosses and well other 4 shades can be find on Osmosis Website
Price $19 each. 


Next we have Refresh PM Eye Serum. Its an intensely moisturizing eye serum that helps restore a healthy barrier and plump fine lines around the eyes, while providing protection and improvement to delicate area. 
I feel like skin regenerates better over night. That is why I picked the PM eye serum, it replenish and refreshes while I sleep. .  
After cleansing my face i apply pea size amount and patted gently under my eyes.The consistency is thick and tacky. I am getting used to it now at first I didn't really like it. After using straight after a week I could see my dark circles less visible and puffiness and redness  almost gone. This was and still is a life saver! After working enormous hours me and my eyes felt tired. PM Serum helped a lot.  Its really gentle for my sensitive skin. My under eyes feel even and I feel more awake.
It does have a slight cirrus scent but it don't bothers me I actually enjoy it. The pump "pumps" out the right amount of product :)
By the way did you know you can also use i on your lips? It works great as a lip serum and protect and moisturize my lips though out the day. 

It can be find on Osmosis Website.
Price $68 (15ml)

I highly recommend Osmosis skin and color line :) They are like the hidden gem in skin care world. I really enjoy their products. 

here is a info from their website:

Osmosis creates permanent change by:


  • Clinical ingredients with a holistic, noninflammatory approach
  • Solutions targeting the source of aging and skin conditions
  • Targeted dermal delivery systems
  • 5 patents and pending patents
  • free of toxic chemicals, SLS, phthalates, parabens, gluten, artificial
    colors and fragrances

Our unique philosophy is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to treat skin conditions at their source, restoring beauty and wellness.

Colour Mineral Makeup Collection


  • Luxury performance makeup
  • Long-wearing color
  • Finely milled minerals
  • Intense natural color

Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette ~ swatches



Let me just say Holy Molly you need to get this palette. 
New Kat Von D Metal Matte palette launch for holiday hmm two months ago I believe. 
When I saw it at sephora I swatches few shadows and I was sold. 
I missed out on last year palette so I told myself to get this year one.But then again I heard many mixed reviews so I decided to hold on on ordering and wait till hit sephora store so I can see her in person and decide. It only took 3 shade to swatch to make my decision.

"The MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette is a mashup of bold colors and must-have textures, celebrating the two sides within everyone—whether it’s soft and romantic, rock ‘n’ roll, or both. The palette’s top row features an explosive lineup of exclusive, never-before-seen metallic shades in Kat Von D’s max-pigment Metal Crush Eyeshadow formula, including Synergy, a bestselling bronze from the original collection. The bottom of the palette is a rainbow array of buttery mattes, in a range of tones—from dark and moody to pastel neutrals—all in Kat’s signature blendable, pigmented eye shadow formula. This palette’s array of tones and textures gives you endless combinations for a number of eye looks. Get inspired by the three fearless tutorials, each with step-by-step instructions."


Now lets talk about the packaging first. It is huge! it is like double the size of naked palettes. 
The logo was hand down by Kat as an ambigram. It reads Metal one way and when you flip it it reads Matte. Love this idea. 
The eye shadows are freaking unbelievable. The metallic ones have a famous Metal Crush formula and OMG they are fabulous. I am so happy that they were included in this palette. The matte shades are also wow  fantastic. They all swatch wonderfully. Although I would use primer with all of them ;) I did used it few times already. Just did a quick basic look ;)the metal crush formula is hands down the best one I tried. 
All shades are really pigmented and overall I love this palette :) Well send $60 for sure.  The only problem I have is the storage for this baby LOL. Right now it sitting on my vanity.
Now lets see the swatches:

Metallic:

NEBULA ~ dark blue with cool undertones (metallic)
WATT ~ teal with cool undertones (metallic)
INGNITE ~ aqua with metallic sheen.
TINSEL ~ sparkling gold with glitter
GLITZ ~ peachy pink with metallic sheen
TWINKLE ~ lavender with frost finish
VOLT ~ plumy purple with silvery shimmer
SYNERGY ~ golden brown with orangy undertones
FLASH ~ dark gold



Mattes:

LINEN ~ white with cool undertones
JET ~ Black
VELOUR ~ dark royal blue with cool undertones
STONE~ medium dark gray
MOSS ~ dark green
RIBBON ~ dark purple
SILK ~ mauve purple
FRINGE ~ light peach
FEATHER ~ medium yellow
OAK ~ olive brown
SUEDE ~ beige brown
BONE ~ bright beige
VELVET ~ dark burgundy



Overall the shades are wonderful like I said it before. Some mattes need work and good primer.
This palette is a limited edition so get your hands on it while you can.

Skindinavia Oil Control Makeup Primer Spray and Makeup Finishing Spray ~ review



Did you ever try a products and from the first use you knew you won't be able live without? 
That's how I feel about skindinavia Makeup Sprays. 
Within days both became a must haves in my makeup routine. 
We all know and heard of makeup finishing sprays but primer spay, well that is something new. I usually use regular primers like the ones in the tube. Primer spray was totally new experience for me. 

First off I been seeing skindinavia all over YT and IG. Every blogger raves about it . So You probably think if the hype is real? Well in my opinion it is :) 

I have few finishing sprays in my makeup stash but none come close to skindinavia. Don't get me wrong I still will reach for others but skindinavia is my number 1. 

I have oily skin and these two sprays with oil control are a life savers.Love how lightweight they are. They don't feel sticky when dry.  Both gives me a matte finish. 

The oil control primer spray i use after my morning routine. After I apply my daily moisturizer I spray my face with primer spray. After it dries I go over with my foundation and rest of the makeup. You can or not use a primer after. All depends on you. I did tried that once but I like the spray primer on its own. Oil control primer keeps my foundation in place and most importantly it applies it flawlessly. 
After I am done with my makeup I reach for oil control finishing spray to set everything in. 
I tell you I see a huge difference! But only when I use both. they do work like magic. One time I used only primer spray and forgot to use the finishing spray (running late does that to you). and wow I didn't not like the makeup on my face. It was just mehhh,... But with the finishing spray brings it all together. Looks more flawless, even and beautiful. Well i do feel more beautiful when using it. 

Another plus is that it helped me with Milani Foundation. I bought Milani foundation  not long time ago and I swear I wanted to return it. I just couldn't make it work. I tried with other primes and it was just no no. Then I said to myself let me try with these babies. And you know what ?! it actually worked. 
The foundation went on smoothly and evenly. Since both have oil control, oil on my face didn't show up until 4 - 5pm. and that's awesome! When I use them wit matte foundations and powders I stayed matte throughout the day. 

PROS:

* There is no fragrance to it. I personally don't mind if there is or not a fragrance. 
* The nozzle sprays fine mist tat covers your face amazingly and you don't have to worry you spray too much. 
* My foundation stays in place the whole day. I used to see it separate from my t zone and around my nose. Nothing with that. I am super pleased with that. 
* It controls excess oil
* Its oil, paraben and silicone free. 

CONS:

* for some price

So I have a discount for you :) check below and now you can get your own amazing sprays :) Trust me they are a life changer!

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Sephora VIB Sale ~ My Wishlist



So on 11t Sephora VIB sale starts . I am trying to save up some $$$ and get what ever is on my long as hell wish list. And trust me my list looong! This is just a small amount of what I want LOL. 
Anyways Sephora does these kind of sales twice a year. One time in Spring and now. 

Both VIB ROuge and VIB gets 20% off! woohoo but with our NYC tax (8.879%) I get only 11% :( want to cry so bad... But oh well better that than nothing I guess. 

So here is my small wish list :)



1. Tarte Curl Boss Lash Essentials ~ I want this because I collect them . I have one from a year ago and one from two years ago. Plus it is cute !

2. Too Faced Let it Glow ~ one word . BRUSH. the only reason I want this set.

3. Becca Cosmetics Blushed with Light palette ~ I heard so much of Becca Blushes  so this is the best way to finally try them. 

4. Huda Beauty Eyeshadow palette Rose Gold edition ~ yes , just look at this baby ! I need it my life. I might add one or two lipsticks but need to decide on colors . 

5. Benefit Cheekathon Blush and Bronzer palette ~ I want this since it first came out. Just fiy all the products are full sized! talk about a great deal!

6. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Color Wheel ~ same with this palette want it since it first came out. I almost bought it twice . All blushes are new and they look fantastic!

7. Estee Edit Gritty and Glow palettes ~ I saw swatches on Trendmood and then Gigi (beatfacefridayy) and Fashionablyfayy  were talking about tis set so yeah I swatched it a sephora and yes I have to get it. 

8. Hourglass Ambient Light Surreal Light ~ ahhh that marble packaging :) come to mama! really want to try famous Hourglass products :) I kinda miss them in my collection :)

So yeah that is more less a list. I kinda want also NARS and Marc Jacobs ... andwell many more hahaha God the life of a beauty addict. 
Whats on your list?


Madam CJ Walker Brassica Seed, Jamaican Black Castor and Coconut Hair Oils





You know my love for Madam CJ Walker hair products. I really like them and they do work great on my hair.
Recently I got to try hair oils. 
Now I love hair oils, they are my staple in my hair care. Not all of them are good tho. Some make you hair really greasy and weight them down. But these by Madam CJ Walker are simply great. 
I love how my hair feels after and most f all they smell amazing.

Brassica Seed Oil




An Alternative to silicone, Brassica Seed Oil smooths, silken and moisturize while adding incredible shine. Contains notes of spun sugar and red velvet. Or let just say it smells like marshmallows ;) Really lightweight and don't weight-down my hair. It hydrates and softens heat styled hair. Adds incredible shine and luster. Refreshes hair with sweet scent. Guys i love scent of this oil. If you have ARI by Ariana Grande this smells exactly same. This one is my go to oil. I been using it the most and God I love it. 

Coconut Oil



Deeply nourishes hair, fast absorbing and lightweight. It softens hair and adds shine to it. The best of all fight frizz. And yes my hair gets frizzy. So yeah if your hair gets frizzy all the time try this oil. Plus coconut oil is very popular as well as it benefit. 
I been putting this oil in my daughter hair and she loves the combo of coconut and vanilla scent. Her hair gets silky soft and shiny. She loves and so do I. 

Jamaican Black Castor Oil



this one is great to hydrate dry curs and scalp. Smells amazing , lovely notes of amber and musk make great and yummy composition.It hydrates, helps hair to grow, add shine and scent to hair. I admit I used this one once. I have t give it more love soon. 



All Oils are amazing. If you fan of adding oil to you hair make sure to give a try to Madam CJ Walker Oils. They are in my top 5 of the best oils I ever used on my hair.  I always use them after styling my hair. Add to few pumps of oil to your hand, rub them together and work them into you hair. you can see ad feel difference right away. Hair gets softer, silky smooth and shiny. They do look more healthy and omg smells amazing. 

You can purchase it at Sephora, QVC
price $26 each. 

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick ~ Candy Cane ~ Holiday Collection



Let's stay in Holiday Spirit a bit more. I want to show you new Limited edition Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in shade Candy Cane.  As I said it is limited edition and it launched with all Too Faced Holiday Collection 2016.  For Holiday collections Too Faced is the best. I don't know I love the brand :) I kinda missed out on last year collection. I was a little bit broke coz of all the bills and all so I couldn't afford any. This year I promised myself to get whatever I can from my holiday wishlist. From Ulta i am planning to pick up TF holiday palette and lipstick set and Let it Glow trio. I am considering to get Chocolate Shop as well (sephora exclusive) but I dunno I heard mixed reviews :( So I will see if I have any $$$ after I get what I want and I might pick up Chocolate Shop as well.

Now lets me get back to this gorgeous lipstick :) This is my very first Melted Liquid lipstick. I know Too Faced released many shades but my sophora carry only regular melted lipsticks not the liquid ones. I wanted to order online but well I want to swatch colors first. 



When I saw this one on a holiday display i took it without swatching :) The cute packaging and well the color is sooo xmasy! Too Faced describe this shade as a festive red but it actually is a raspberry bright pink.  SO I don;t know where they see red .. anyways I love the color.
It comes in festive red pink candy cane packaging with red and black accents. The lipstick is just as the ones in permanent line but the top is limited edition candy cane swirl :) or should I say pink ad red swirl. Now on the box it says that lipstick is peppermint mocha scented and ... it is :) I get hint of peppermint and mocha :) I read/heard in other bloggers reviews thier lipstick was lacking the scent. 



My does have it for sure. It is not overwhelming or anything but it is there. 
I don't know if the formula is same as the other melted liquid lipstick in collection but if it is I will be getting more. 
It applies really nice. full opaque color. Feels hydrating and not drying (thumbs up Too Faced). It set nicely on my lips and stays there for about 7h. I did have a lunch in between but hello still on mah lips :)  



This lipstick is a fun and sexy and my holiday this year will be raspberry pink :) 
And yeah I will be getting few for my family as a xmas gifts :)
Well done Too Faced!

you can purchase lipstick at Sephora, Ulta, Too faced website. 
Price $21

Maybelline SuperStay 24 Lip Color ~ review and swatches

*pr sample*


I got recently chosen for a new voxbox by Influenster. This time I got to try two colors from Maybelline SuperStay 24 liquid lipstick. 
I like the lipsticks that I can wear all day with no need to touch up. Maybelline SuperStay gave me just that. 



I received two shades:
* Keep up the fames ~ red
* Constant Toast ~ nude.

Both colors are gorgeous :) Personally I find myself reaching more for nude but omg that red have my heart :)



As for the formula , I like it. Red applies much better than nude one. The color is more opaque and creamy and just looks so pretty on my lips. Nude well its more sheer and it sit in my lines on my lips (you know I mean?) it does not apply same as red that for sure. Plus once it dries it gives me glowy metallic sheen to my lips which with my oily skin was no no. I mean don't get me wrong i do like metallic finish but I need to mattify my face better wen I wear one. I think Constant toast look better under a nude lip liner. I tried under In the nude by essence and I really like it. I want to see how it will look under soft berry tho :) 



what i am impressed the most is the staying power. They do last very long on my lips. First, when you apply the liquid lipstick on you need to wait for it to dry. It will get all sticky and tacky and just yuck! but wait once its dry go over with the conditioning stick. That conditioning stick/balm locks on moisture and color.  Color stayed on my lips .. lets see ... I applied it around 7:30am and I saw that the color was wearing off from the middle of my lips around 4pm. I say not bad. The formula is so lightweight you cant feel it on the lips :) Plus the stick makes your lips hydrated. I notice drying by the 3:30pm. 
I was afraid of removing them tho. When I first swatched them on the back of my hand it was soooo hard and painful to take them off...really! So I was scared that I might be difficult to take tem off the lips as well.  I used first my L'Occitane Immortelle Oil Makeup Remover and after I took my In Vitamin Micellar water and took of any excess that was left. I went off nicely without hurting my lips :)



Maybelline SuperStay 24 is indeed long wearing and smudge proof.  I did notice a tiny transfer on my mug yesterday but clearly it was nothing. I rub my finger on my lips and there was no lipstick on . Weird tho. I didn't notice any cracking or flaking. Over all I am impressed with them :) I might pick one or two more shades :) Coz I wasn't happy wit the nude I got so I might pick another one. There is 30 shades in collection so for sure I will be able to pick something up. 
If you are on the budget and you need a long wearing lightweight lipstick try maybelline superstay 24 :) They less than $10 :)

*Thanks for Influenster for sending them over for review. Just wanna state that all thought are my own :) 

Makeup Organization and Storage ~ Vanity tour, what's in my Alex and on my bookshelf?


Today I will give you a little peak into my makeup collection. 
This post was supposed to go up last month, but I was waiting for my organizers. Some came to me from overseas and we all know how is with the shipping it takes forever. But finally I have them and I spend all Saturday organizing my mess :)
I dont have my own beauty room unfortunately. For now my vanity and my makeup stays in a hallway. my hallway is pretty long and it fits my vaniity, alex and my bookshelf. Hopefully by January I will be able to move it inside of my bedroom :)
All my furnitures are from IKEA, I have the Malm Vanity, Billy Bookcase and Alex 6 drawers (I will be getting one more soon),

so this  is more less view of 4 -5 shelfs . The top one is a complete mess and it will be fixed very soon.
Fairy Girl lipstick holder is from Fairy Girl.
The organizer on the right is from Biedronka :)
Wake up and Makeup mug is from etsy store, click here.
Perfume tray is Sonia Kashuk Tray I got from Target few yrs ago.
GOld brushes and gold brush holder is also from Sonia Kashuk




Clear acrylic storage I got from Jack's World and it was around $17
The middle palette holder is new to me and I got it from Vanity Closet Beauty..
Lipstick holder with lips is from Vanity Flair Customs
and the other lipstick holder from Nurbesten,


Nail Polish / Palette rack is fiom Nurbesten.
As you can see it fit nail polishes and palettes. It was a mess to put it up but I like the final result.


My Malm Vanity from Ikea.





On the vanity I have some Halloween Decor going on :) All decor I got from dollar tree.
Acrylic 4 drawer holder is from Jack's world I love coz the drawers are deep and it fits a lot.
Red flowers are from dollar tree and gold vase from Target.
Brush holders from Vanity Flair Customs




more holders from Vanity Flair
Glass mirrored tray I posted over here.



Guess what more holders from Vanity Flair.
Acrylic organizers (2 stalk on each other) are from Marshalls.



Somehow my first drawer pic got lost LOL, here is second. Almost all my lipsticks ) The most messy one :) Gotta figure the way to organize it


single shadows, foundations, mascaras, bb creams :) All organizers from Dollar tree


Blushes and bronzers :)

 Palettes :) Not all tho :)

Video of more less overview I have for now. Definitely it will change in the future


video


btw if you ever feel like you have too much stuff you can always use a storage. Make Space is one of the them. I am pretty sure it is available in many cities across usa. check their web if you have more questions. 

Naturally Beautiful ~ Pixi Beauty Event and Holiday Preview 2016


Hi Loves,

Ok so last Wednesday (Oct.5th) I went to Pixi Event in NYC. You guys it was amazing. Drinks, appetizers skin care and makeup! What more girl could ask for? I am truly honor that Pixi invited me, and meeting Pixi Team and Petra Herself is a blogger dream, that I can cross off my wishlist:)
 Petra, woman behind Pixi Beauty is such an inspiration. She is sweet and fun and I really enjoyed talking to her. Even Judy (itsJudyTime on YT) was there and omg she is so sweet and fun! Also the girl that made glow tonic famous Caroline Hirons was there :) Well I admit I didn't know that, this little info Petra told us when were discussing glow tonic. Fun fact to know :) Caroline is so sweet tho! 
Here are some pics from the event :)
 Also I will be showing you new holiday collection !And OMG you guys get your wallets ready! It is amazing! I should have a blog with swatches and all up next week )






foods :) food was actually really good! damn need me some recipes!





first pic with Petra :) Snow, me and my IG friend Rachel that I met at the event ( we are Ig friends for few yrs now)


With Judy  :)











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