Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Set by Royal Jade

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Do you guys use rollers in your skin care routine? I started few months back with a Jade roller and now I been hooked o Rose Quartz one. Trust me when I say they do make a difference in your skin.

First off , let's take a look at the benefits of Rose Quartz roller:
* Improve blood circulation
* Improve skin tone
* Improve elasticity of the skin
* Promote lymphatic drainage
* Reduce puffiness and wrinkles
* Reduce dark under eye circles
* Eliminate toxins
* Reduce pores


Rose Quartz rollers are the best tool for inner and outer beauty. On top of that facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing. So question is are they good for your skin. Yes, they are. By rolling you bring oxygen to your skin and stimulates the blood circulation. Clears away toxins and impurities, Metaphysically rose quartz corresponds to the heart chakra, the energy center of love. The vibration of love emitted from the stone help unblock the energy that clogs the heart chakra, letting go of stress and negativity that can cause tension in muscles and that creates lines and wrinkles.


The roller feature two oval stones. One big, for your forehead, cheek, chin and neck. Small one is for around the nose area and under eyes. Facial rollers are simple to use especially with a balm or facial oil. It is important to use upward and outward strokes. For decolletage  downward strokes towards the heart, increasing pressure as desired. Its good to follow up right after with a regular skin care routine. Beauty tip for you is to use it cold. So pop in the fridge for about 15 min and starts "rolling".


Gua Sha ~ I know such a weird looking tool, but again full of amazing benefits just like the face roller. Its a beautifying and healing stone. it helps ease tension, stress and anxiety, increase self love and promote feeling of well being. Its an ancient facial therapy used by emperors and empresses. Gua Sha tool has been used to help alleviate chronic pain. The increase of blood flow  and direct application to trouble areas can relive discomfort. Before you even start using this tool you should read more and maybe join a classes.


IF you not careful enough it will leave your face with bruises and we don't want that, don't we? I personally have not yet to try this tool. I have it as it came in set with the roller. I want to master it as I read that it helps with migraine pain. Yes if you suffer from migraines you should look into it.

Shop the set on Amazon.com -> Click. (price $19.99)

BH Cosmetics Travel Series ~ My thoughts + Swatches

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It's been a while since I ordered directly from BH Cosmetics. A long while. I remember placing order right when I start my blog 2013-2014. SO yeah a long while. Right now, when I look at all the fun palettes on the website I want to go ahead and place another LOL! So many great products to try so little time.


 But anyways I am coming today with a brand new launch from BH, the Travel Series. This collection includes 2 - 16 pan eye shadow palettes and 1 - 6 pan highlighter/blush palette. You can get them all together in the bundle (that's how I ordered mine) or separately. 


I know that BH formula improved over the years. So I am looking forward to see it in these palettes :)


Let's start with Love in London ~ as the name suggest its London themed. The packaging medium sized and travel friendly. On the outside cover you can see all London iconic things like Big Ben, the unique phone booth, bus, London Eye and guards (not sure if they have any specific name, but I don't feel like googling them). Inside we have a nice sized mirror.


 And 16 beautiful shadows. There is 7 matte shades and the rest are shimmers. Mix of cool and warm tones but as you can say it leans more on cooler side. The shimmers are absolutely stunning! They apply beautifully. I can tell that this palette will be a very good seller as the shades are beautiful and so easy to work with.

Swatches:




Next stop Hawaii! Always wanted to go there


Hangin' in Hawaii ~ its a pretty warmer toned palette. Might look boring at first glance but I like it. It is a great every day natural  palette with browns and pinks. Perfect for people who just start with makeup or for the ones who are afraid of color. There is 5 shimmer shades and the res is matte.


The packaging is same size as the Love in London. Its bright pink with some green palm leaves and bright yellow pops of color The outside packaging do not resemble the inside shades as some would mostly likely like. I prefer this way as I know BH have so many bright, fun colored palette in their offer so why not do something different? I know it might not be the most popular but hey I like it and I will continue to use it.

Swatches:



Next we head over to Bali :)


Blushing in Bali ~ a face palette with 3 blushes and 3 highlighters. Inspired by exotic islands. This palette is gorgeous! This is my second face palette by BH and love it. The blushes feel so nice and look gorgeous! they all have a slight sheen to them but nothing crazy. Lychee looks more matte but the other two "Coral" and "Pomegranate" have slight gold sheen, on which  I am not mad at all as I love glow on my cheeks :)


The highlighters are so beautiful as well. The pale shade "Glisten" is my best friend. I love it how beautifully it look on my skin. BH need to come up with a single pan of this highlighter shade, I will definitely buy more then one!  The other two, especially "ember" can be use as a topper for a matte bronzer. And that is how I am planing on using it. "Sun Kissed" is a mid tone gold and it also looks nice on my fair skin , but personally I prefer "Glisten", although I tent to reach for Sun Kissed from time to time. Oh I forgot to mention the packaging right? Its gorgeous pale pink with gold detailing :) Stunning!

Swatches:



What do you think of this collection? Did you pick up anything? Are you planing? 
You can shop it at BH Cosmetics site. Each palette retails at $16. 

Body Care with Sol De Janerio. Are the products worth they hype?

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Oh Sol De Janerio you so reminds me of warm summer days! With your delicious scent and your bright summery packaging. 
Ah heaven.


Sol De Janerio's most famous product - Bum Bum Cream. People seriously love and rave about it. And all for good reasons :) Bum Bum cream is a goodness in a jar. It tightens skin, makes it firm and fights cellulite. First off it smells so good, I mean really really good and you just want to slap it all over every day every minute. Sorry that is how I feel about it. Second my body feels so good when I slap it all over me. Yes it can be use on the whole body and not only your "bum" :) It is non greasy formula that absorbs quickly. And it supposed to help out with cellulite. But is it effective? I don't have an opinion yet as I just start using it but hear me out. It is infused with caffeine and creams like that might actually help firm the skin.


 According to Dr. Zeincher from Mount Sinai Hospital, caffeine can help minimize the appearance of cellulite by dehydration the fat, while actually helps your body break it down. As you didn't know caffeine is one of the ingredients recommended to fight cellulite (I am looking at you all Coffee Scrubs) but also is the key ingredient of tightening and firming products.  I adore this cream and well if you looking for body cream, lotion that need to hydrate and tighten your body, look no further :) Bum Bum got you :) Try it for yourself and join the "addicts"club :)
Sol De Janerio released two more creams: 
Acai Body Power Cream and most recently Coco Cabana


Acai Body  Power Cream is infused with Amazonian Acai Oil, the antioxidant power house in its purest form. It actively fights the free radicals leaving skin supple and replenish. Ultra nourishing Caupacu Butter, super conditioning coconut oil makes skin luscious. Extra fine mica flex give a beautiful peachy after glow. Smell so divine and absorbs just as quick as the Bum Bum cream. Skin feels so good and smells even better :)


The newest addition to Sol De Janerio family is Coco Cabana Cream ~ just as the name suggest it is purest coconut heaven. Sol De Janerio claims this is the most moisturizing cream ever, promising 72 hours of moisture just from one application. And why is that? Well fermented sugars acts like humectant to hold onto the moisture it draws in literally from think air. the more you use it the more the hydration lasts.


 Sounds great right? And did I mention the sweet scent that features notes of coconut, toasted praline and warm vanilla latte? Again head over to you local Sephora and try on this goodness:)


Then  there is a amazing body scrub, or should I say Brazilian Body Buff ~ a unique, first of its kind formula that works as a daily exfoliating scrub as well as a detoxifying body mask. Crush Brazilian Quartz Crystal help polish and smooths while soothing Amazonian River Clay helps purify.


 Use it all over your body: legs, arm, chest and of course your BUM :) It makes skin looks smooth and so glowy! 


And if you feel in love with the scent of the original Bum Bum cream you need a Brazilian Crush Fragrance Mist ~ I have two bottle of it and I don't care. The scent last so long and its so warm and reminds me of  tropical beach.  The scent last really long and I was obsessed with it in December. I dunno I was trying new perfume but my heart keeps longing for the Brazilian Crush Mist. It surprised me just how much my husband love it. He always compliment me I smell so good. It contains notes of Pistachio and Salted Caramel. Yum!


Sol De Janerio got also your hands, feet and lip covered. They just want to make sure all parts of your body are hydrated and they look good :) So I am also a proud owner of Samba Foot Fetish Cream, Brazilian Touch Hand Cream and Brazilian Kiss Capuacu Lip Butter. 
Let start with feet ~ the Samba Foot Fetish Cream is again so good! I am sorry if you came here to read a negative review or came to read me complaining about the products. Not gonna happen!  This cream made so much difference. My rough heels aren't so rough anymore! It deeply moisturizes and heels crack heels. And the best part it absorbs quickly and there is no slippery feeling. It makes me wanna put this cream every day.
The Brazilian Touch Hand Cream ~ oh the scent of this is simply amazing. The original Bum Bum scent is lock inside this tube. And its pretty strong, so if you have sensitive nose stay away :) It has really light weight non greasy texture that absorbs into the skin quick leaving hands feeling soft and ready to "play". Plus the scent is remarkable :)
And last and lot least is the Brazilian Kiss Capuacu Lip Butter ~ aka best friend for dehydrated and chapped lips. Ultra-indulgent butter leaves lips lookig smoother and softer thanks to infusion of Capuacu Butter, Acai and Coconut oil. This multi tasking product is prefect as a base for lip stain and liquid lipsticks, can be applied to cuticles and elbows to heal the dry skin and it can be applied to high places of the face to give a radiant glow. I gave my to my daughter as her lips are really dry during winter season and after using it for 3 days we notice a difference and her lips became more hydrated and more juicy :) 



How about you? Have your tried Sol De Janerio products before? What are your favorites?

Pixi Beauty Rose Infused Skin Treats Favorites

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I guess Pixi Beauty don't sleep and keeps on working a new skin care for us skin care loving junkies:)
I mean did you see the sneak peek on their new Vitamin C skin care and other goodies line that launched recently? Look below :) I am already adding products to my wish list :)



(Picture credit: Pixi Beauty)

Also recently, less then two weeks ago a new PR package came :) The rose infused skin care products nicely packed in a gorgeous travel makeup/skin care bag. I died! Really, Pixi is spoiling their bloggers :)  And this one likes to be spoiled :) 


Let's start with what catches the eye first. The travel makeup/skin care bag. Isn't it gorgeous! The soft pink color looks so nice with light green and the roses printed all over the bag? Stunning! It is perfect for travels and of course filled with all the essentials I need :) I will definitely bring it with me when I come visit Poland in April :) Ah can't wait! And of course my Mom will get few of my favorite Pixi products :) 


So now what products were in the bag and did I tried them before ? Pixi basically sent over the whole Rose Infused line. I did try some products before and some I am eager to try. As I am writing this post the "new new" products landed on bathroom counter and I will be testing them out. 
Rose water, rose oils, rose anything is very popular in skin care these days, and it should. Rose water and the oils has many great skin benefits such as anti-inflammatory, it helps minimize redness, soothes the skin irritation and helps with blemishes. Plus keeps the skin moisture and  it is ideal for all skin types, especially acne/ sensitive skin. 
The products that came with the bag are:


* Makeup Melting Cleaning Cloths ~ with Chamomile, Grape Seed Oil and Rose. The small pack includes 10 wipes. This is one of the products I have not yet to try. But according to Pixi, it should gently and efficiently remove all traces of makeup. Infused with soothing and hydrating botanical extracts, these wipes will make skin feel clean and balanced after each use. 
* Rose Cream Cleanser ~ nourishing cream cleanser with mineral rich mud  cleans skin as it helps strengths and soften it. Enrich with Rose,Avocado, Chamomile and Aloe Vera. I did try this and I do like it. Most importantly my skin likes it. Feel clean and hydrated afterwords. Definitely need to play more with it. ($18 Pixi Website / Target)
* Rose Tonic ~ I do love the Glow Tonic, so when i saw they came out with Rose I wanted to get my hands on it fast. I was lucky to be sent a while ago mini sizes of both glow and rose tonic. I pulled out one right away and I been using it ever since. This rose and elder-flower toner calms redness, soothes irritation and hydrates the skin. Keeps my skin fresh and plump :) Love it. Pixi, I think makes one of the best toners! NOw I need to get my hands on the Retinol one :) ($15-$29; Pixi and Target)


* Rose Caviar Essence ~ I had this one before and still have in my skin care drawer. I remember when I first got it a while back this product excited me the most. Just by looking at it I wanted to put all over my face.  This Caviar Essence contains encapsulated flower oils suspended in the serum that melts into the skin upon application. The Essence should be applied after toning and it has a nice cooling effect on the skin coz of the gel like texture. Just love it ($24' Pixi and Target)
* Rose Flash Balm ~ 3 in 1, oil free quick absorbing formula instantly moisturizes and brightness the skin. Its perfect for tired, lackluster skin. Can be use as a primer and mask as well. I tried this before many times under the makeup and I really enjoyed it. Love how hydrated my skin felt. Definitely one of the best products by Pixi that is worth checking out. ($24; Pixi and Target)
* Rose Ceramide Cream ~ this got me exciting. I believe this is the newest Pixi product, because I have never seen it before. I have not yet to try it but according to Pixi: "this ultra rich moisture cream, infused with rose flower and rosemary oil drenched your skin in deep hydration. Antioxidant rich plant extracts and ceramides help improve skin elasity and lock in intense moisture while helping to protect against environmental aggressors. It quenches thirsty skin leaving  it healthier and more supple and smooth." I am really looking forward to try this :) ($24; Pixi and target)


* Rose Oil Blend ~ This is my favorite oil! Not only my, ask my sister in law how many did she used already :) I always see her repurchase it. And guess who introduce her to it :) You got that right, ME:) It extremely hydrates, restores and provides skin with natural glow. I don't use it every day, but when I do is mostly night time, I add 1-2 drops to my moisturizer and I can head to bed.
* Makeup Fixing Mist ~ I have like three of them lying around somewhere :) I like how good it sets the makeup. I did write a post on Multi Misting a while back (click here). I adore Pixi mists, and most of the time these are the ones I use the most. ($15; Pixi and Target)
* Rose Glow Mist ~ ah it is so nice to try new mists. I been eyeing this one for a while :) It contains 7 flower oils, essential fatty acids and antioxidant so it does have a dual phase effect and needs a good shake before use. The key ingredients are rose oil, argan oil and avocado oil. It smells amazing and makes my skin hydrating , soft and it gives a skin beautiful glow-y effect, with out greasy residue. ($15, Pixi and Target)



Did your try Pixi Skin Care before? What are your favorites?



Marshall's and TJ Maxx Finds ~ part 3



Ok, so Marshall's and TJ Maxx are getting crazy crazy makeup and skin care products. Like MAC, Becca, ABH, Too Faced, etc! It's like makeup heaven for us bloggers and junkies! What's better then getting lux higher end products for less then half the cost! Nothing haha. 
At my local Marshalls I every week. I wish I could check it out daily but someone have to work LOL. I am addicted to watching YT MArshalls and TJ Maxx hauls. There is so many things I hope my place will get soon. Mama is ready so take all my $$$. 


Anyways enough with all the rumbling, here is the haul. 
Also as you can see in the title this is part 3. 
I made a two last year and you can check it out here and here


I bet the first thing you see are the MAC Cosmetics Girls Personality Palettes. So lucky I was able to find three of them so far. I see people keep hauling Smarty Pants and I really hope I can get my hands on it as well. 
The ones I picked up are: Qween Supreme, Classic Cutie and Fashion Fanatic. Each was only $19.99 vs $41 (Mac retail). So not bad at all. I believe your lower down to $19 as I heard that before these palettes were sold for $25. Not sure but that what I heard. I have not try them yet but the palettes look fun and personally can't wait to pull them out. Now let me quickly show and tell you bit about each palette in case if you stumble up on one during your Marshall's / TJ Maxx trip.


* Qween Supreme ~ yeah that is the spelling of Queen that Mac used. The palette contains like all others 8 eye shadows and 1 face products, in this case we have a highlighter. All shades are metallic that when applied wet give really beautiful foil finish. There is no matte shades. So if you are into metallics, sparkly eye shadows, go get this palette.



* Classic Cutie ~ just like all it have 8 eye shadows and 1 face powder. What sold me was the cute kawaii packaging. So adorable. This palette as you can see is more cool toned. No mattes. We have satin, pearl and metallic finishes. It is shimmery palette with purple, silver shades. I like it but then again I miss a matte. Overall I like it :)


* Fashion Fanatic ~  This palette have such a fan shades! Look at that berry or that purple :) So beautiful! I am really excited to use this one especially as they look so fashionable ! just as the name of the palette suggests :)



Now I am on the hunt for more of these palettes. Let's hope I can find more :)



Also I found few Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid lipsticks. They were $7.99 each and I grabbed only 3 shades. You remember last year I bought 4 Studded Kiss lipsticks :) I am happy with this find, and hope again to see other shades.
The shades I grabbed are:


* Beloved
* Bachelorette
* Underage Red
I had try before her liquid lipsticks and really like the formula. Happy to get them so cheap.


Next we have few skin care products.
Pacifica Beauty Cactus Micellar Cleaning Tonic water ~ this one was only $4.99 and what sold me was the packaging. So beautiful. And product itself is really good. I used it few times since I bought it. Takes off makeup and it is gentle on the skin. Pacifica is cruelty free and vegan skin care / makeup line. And I am already excited to see what else I will be able to find in Marshalls :)
Elizabeth Arden Refining Toner Lotion ~ I have never tried Elizabeth Arden products before. I might have had perfumes at some point but that was years ago. There was a lot of bottles of this toner. Decided to grab one coz the price ($5.99). Right now I am using some other toners. I will update on this later on. Either here or my IG page.



Micro Needle Facial Roller by Revive Beauty ~ Ok I am really curious about micro needling. I heard so much good reviews and people over all are raving about it. I am not sure about this product tho. First off I never heard of the brand, second it was cheap ($7.99) and I know some of the good micro needling roller retails for over $200.


But anyways I will give it a try and see how this one will preform. It contains 540 needles (size of each is 0.25mm)


And last but not least is the canvas. I love buying canvases at Marshalls. Ugh I tell you there was one, beautiful almost boho style lama canvas few months ago. I went to Marshalls just to look and found her.(the lama) I was in love but had no $. I hid the canvas and when next day I came back she was not there any more. Hoping to find something similar but right now no luck.
On the other hand I found this cute little pink brush canvas. I can hang it on top of my vanity :) I was holing and walking around thinking if I should take it. Finally decided to buy it. It was only $7.99marh

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