Full coverage, brightening, long-lasting, creamy, affordable drugstore concealer. Sounds appealing? Are those some of the things you’re looking for in a concealer? I’ve found the perfect drugstore concealer combo that’ll help you achieve a bright and full coverage look without looking cakey, having a white cast, creasing and the best part, not breaking the bank.
Hey Dolls. Today I want to share with you a very nice quality, affordable brush set that I recently bought. I was on the hunt for the perfect brush set that I could recommend to beginners, Pro’s and anyone on a budget. I bought the Bh Cosmetics Crystal Quartz 12 Piece Brush Set. I picked it up because It was the only affordable brush set that I noticed had face brushes and eye brushes. So basically, you can do your whole makeup with this set. I have a previous brush set from this brand and I really like it, so I thought this one might be good too.
Hey guys! A few weeks ago, the amazing team of air repair skincare contacted me to see if I wanted to try their products in exchange for my opinion. After looking at their website and reading what they’re all about, I got very excited and accepted immediately.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not getting paid to write this nor are the links mentioned here affiliate links. I do not get a comission if you purchase from them. Some of the information here is from their website.
Who are they?
Air Repair Skin Care is created by skin care specialist and licensed esthetician, Denise Spanek. Her mission is to make it easy for people to achieve healthy, glowing skin at any age. She created a nature-based line of products to address inflame- aging. The products are created with clean chemistry, healing botanicals, and natural extracts that are specifically formulated to block inflammatory mediators and help the skin repair itself. The products are free from petroleum, mineral oil, and parabens. They are also gluten-free and cruelty-free.
What is it?
Air Repair Skin Care is a skin care line made to combat the effects of environmental stressors that trigger inflam-aging of the skin. It is made with healing botanicals and natural extracts. Their purpose is to heal your skin or prevent from irritation or inflammation due to air pollution or weather changes. All their products are travel size and TSA approved, so you can take them with you when you travel.
What it is:
It’s a regenerating treatment cream that helps repair dull, tired and dehydrated skin.
What it does:
It moisturizes and rejuvenates stressed and inflamed skin. It prevents chronic inflammation, or “inflam-aging,” which causes dryness, dehydration, irritation and premature aging.
I loved the consistency and texture of this cream. Although I am not a fan of creams for the face, this one is so light-weight, smooth and very comfortable to wear. It sinks into the skin immediately, it is not thick and leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated instantly. I have very dry skin and this cream leaves it feeling very hydrated and soft. I absolutely love how thin and fast absorbent it is.
What it is:
It is a facial mist loaded with moisturizing and refreshing ingredients to instantly cool and soothe skin. Can be used as a toner, setting spray or facial mist. As a toner, spray product into a cotton pad and aply all over face. As a setting spray, spray all over face after makeup application. As a facial mist, spray all over face throughout the day to refresh makeup and face.
What it does:
It hydrates the skin, living a cooling and refreshing feeling.
This was the product I was most excited about. It is a facial mist, setting spray and toner in one. I absolutely love this product. The fact that it is travel size and has skin care ingredients in it has me drooling about it. The thing is I alwas buy a setting spray twice, it’s regular size and the travel size and if I only buy one, I always go for the travel size so I can have it with me at all times. I love the refreshing feeling it gives to the skin and I also love that you can use it for more than one thing.
What it is:
It is a multi-purpose eye treatment that relieves and protects dry, fragil skin around the eye area.
What it does:
It adds hydration to the under-eye and helps diminish the apperance of fine lines. With continued use, it can diminish the apperance of dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness.
I use this every night and I love how light-weight and refreshing it feels. I apply it with a Q-tip to prevent mixing the residue I have on my hands from the face cream. If you apply face cream with your hands and then apply the eye cream right after withouth washing your hands, you’re mixing products and can cause irritation. This has happened to me before, so that’s why I take these precautions.
A little goes a very long way, so this tube can last quite some time. I love how smooth and soft my under-eye feels in the morning. It makes my eyes look rested and awake.
What it is:
Cleans and refreshes stressed skin with soothing plant extracts.
What it does:
Removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of moisture. It is ideal for all skin types (mature, oily, acne prone, and even rosaceous). Its nourishing ingredients calm and hydrate, yielding a soft and smooth complexion.
I have never tried a cleansing milk before, so this was kind of interesting. For some reason I thought that using the term milk was just that, using the term. I never thought it would actually feel like milk. I know, it might sound dumb, but that’s what I thought. It removes dirt and makeup without you even feeling it. I felt I was putting on a regular cream rather than a cleanser. I rather go for a cleansing oil or soap, but this guy does it’s job. It leaves skin feeling smooth and soft right after and the next day my face felt like a baby’s butt. I actually was impressed with the results and I really liked it.
What it is:
It is s a multi-tasking skin healer. It can be used for the lips, hands, face, cuticles, elbows, or anywhere on the body to help alleviate dry, flaky skin instantly.
What it does:
Rescue Balm soothes, protects, and nourishes on contact. It is made with potent emollients that help prevent transepidermal water loss (or the loss of water through the outermost layer of the skin)one of the primary causes of dry skin.
I’m going to be very honest, I thought this was just a blam so I have only tried it as a lip cream. It is a balm but it also has water in it. I can definitely see how it can prevent water loss. A little goes a long way too and the tube contains a lot of product. I did not like the taste or smell on this one, so it is kind of uncomfortable to wear as a lip balm. I did felt my lips hydrated and smooth after several uses. I can say it has benefits with continued use. I am very excited to try it out on my face to see how that works. I will definitely keep trying out this one and I’ll update you guys on Social Media.
I absolutely love the concept of this brand. The fact that their purpose is to take care of your skin while you travel and through weather changes is amazing. I have never seen a brand do this before. I love how all their products are travel size and TSA approved. It saves us time and money. Now you don’t have to buy a full size and a travel size or switch containers every time you travel. I also love that it comes in its own pouch, so again, you don’t have to be finding storage for it. It also has a clip for you to attach to the bag or suite case. I love how you can use this for travel, or even for weather changes. Now that we are transitioning between summer and fall I think it’s going to be perefect for your skin. You can also carry this pouch with you at all times. It is small, so it fits comfortably in your purse or every day bag. You can also use it as an emergency kit, which is also great. I really liked all these products and the company mission and view in the skincare industry. I am very glad they made these products thinking in travelers, people with senitive skin or people who’s live is hectic and are always on the go.
All these products are sold together as a kit or individually. Make sure to check out their website . It contains all the information you need and they also have videos explaining the brand and what they do, which I also thought it was great for poeple who doesn’t like to read or are just stopping by.
Let me know if you suffer from skin irritation too, due to weather changes. Are you a traveler and would you consider buying these products? Have you tryed them before and if so, do you like them? Let me know what you think. I want to know how many of you know from this brand and have you loved it? Don’t forget to check their website and our social media for more updates and little reviews in these products.
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Are you a makeup lover but can’t afford high-end makeup? you want to start your makeup collection but are on a budget. On this post, I share my favorite makeup products from the drugstore. I created a free printable drugstore makeup shopping list to help you start your makeup collection on a budget.
As you already know I’m always in search for everything that’s hydrating and everything related to skin care. My skin has been dryer than usual and I’ve been changing things a little bit to see if my skin texture and dryness improves. I also found some makeup removing wipes that hydrate your skin wonders and are super affordable.
Como ya saben siempre estoy en busca de todas las cremas o productos hidratantes para la piel y ya que mi piel ha estado mas seca de lo usual, decidí cambiar los productos que uso. Cambie para Aveeno y conseguí unas toallas desmaquillantes que hidratan la piel y la dejan suave, además son super accesibles.
Aveeno Brightening Cleanser
After using a Clean & Clear cleanser for a long time, I noticed It was making my skin dry. I tried Aveeno Brightening Cleanser and so far so good. It leaves my skin smooth, soft and hydrated. I don’t even need a hydrating cream after that. I noticed that my skin was still smooth and soft in the morning when I woke up. I definitely like it and will stick with it for a while.
Después de usar la limpiadora de Clean & Clear por mucho tiempo, me estaba resecando el rostro. Así que, decidí ir en busca de una nueva y que cumpliera con mis necesidades. Decidí probar la Aveeno Brightening Cleanser, la cual prometía ser hidratante y ayudar con la textura de la piel. Me encantó, me hidrata la piel y la deja suave, tan así que si olvido untarme la crema hidratante de noche, al otro día la piel amanece suave y radiante. Lo recomiendo al 100% y me fascina.
Aveeno Ultra Calming Skin Moisturizer
This one I use daily before applying my makeup. It has SPF, which is vital to protect our skin from the sun. Its consistency is a cream, it’s not heavy nor leaves the face oily or greasy. I personally prefer water gel consistencies, but this is a good one and is very comfortable to wear.
Este lo uso diario para hidratar el rostro antes de aplicar el maquillaje. Tine bloqueador solar lo que es necesario para proteger el rostro del sol. En cuanto a consistencia es una crema bastante liviana y no deja el rostro pegajoso. Saben que no soy fan de las cremas en el rostro, pues me gusta mejor que sean “water gel” y de consistencia mas fina. Esta no es así pero no es una mala crema tampoco, es còmoda de llevar y sin duda alguna ayuda con la hidratación de la piel y su textura.
Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes
I picked this wipes because everyone was raving about them on social media. They’re from Costco and the box brings 4 packages for $11.99, which is a very good deal. They are the most hydrating product I’ve ever tried. The towelette is completely wet and it leaves a refreshing feeling on the face. It doesn’t burn your eyes, removes the makeup and impurities with just one wipe and is very gentle to the skin. I absolutely love this and have been my favorites so far.
Escogí estas toallas desmaquillantes por que todo el mundo habla de ellas en youtube. Las venden en Costco y la caja trae 4 paquetes por $11.99. Es el producto con mayor nivel de hidratación que he probado hasta ahora. Es una toalla completamente húmeda que deja el rostro refrescante. Es suave en la piel y remueve todo el maquillaje con solo una. Demás esta decir que es tremendo producto y que se ha convertido en mi favorito.
Let me know what products you use for your face and if I should try anything else. Don’t forget to follow me on social media so we can stay connected. Thank you always for reading.
Déjenme saber que productos faciales usan para cuidar su piel y si me recomiendan alguno otro. No olviden seguirme en las redes sociales para mantenernos conectados. Gracias siempre por leer, un beso.
When you have bought the same product three times already I think it’s time to talk about it, in fact, what have I been waiting for? NYX Hydra Touch primer came to slay my whole life and to make me forget I even have dry skin. It retails for $14.99, hydrates and smooths the skin for a perfect canvas.
Cuando has comprado el mismo producto treces veces yo creo que ya es hora de hablar de el, de hecho, no se que había estado esperando. NYX Hydra Touch primer es el primer ideal para piel seca. Cuesta $14.99, hidrata la piel tanto que hasta se te olvida que la tenías seca y lo mejor de todo, ayuda a que tu maquillaje dura todo el día.
You have to know by now that I have dry skin and this year in particular I decided to take care of my skin. That included being in a hunt for a hydrating primer. After trying a few I gave this guy a try and I have never gone back and I don’t think I will in a while.
Saben que mi piel es seca y desde que decidí cuidar mi piel y darle los cariñitos que le hacen falta, fui en busca de productos hidratantes en especial un primer. Quería un primer hidratante, porque al mi piel ser seca, un primer matte hará que mis lineas de expresión resalten y que la piel se vea mas seca aun.
I picked this one up, because of it’s price and because it said it was hydrating. I LOVED it, well you can tell by now since I’ve bought 3. It’s consistency is like a water gel, super thin and light weight. The skin absorbs all the product so anyone can use it. Makes your makeup last all day and it helps improve the texture of your skin and achieve that smooth and dewy look.
Honestamente escogí este por su precio económico, y porque obviamente decía que era hidratante. Me E NA MO RÉ. Realmente hidrata la piel como nada en esta vida lo hará. Su consistencia es como un “water gel”, bien liviana y sientes ese frío en la piel al aplicarlo, algo que me fascina. Hace que tu maquillaje dure todo el día y se vea mas luminoso y tu piel mas saludable. Lo aplico en el rostro y en el cuello antes de usar maquillaje y aunque no use también. No especifica para que tipo de piel es, pero pienso que lo puede usar cualquiera ya que la consistencia es bien liviana y el rostro absorbe el producto completamente.
Es mi favorito y desde que lo compre no he probado ninguno otro. Déjenme saber cual usan ustedes y si ya lo han probado, qué tal? Como siempre, no olviden seguirme en las redes sociales para mantenernos conectados y gracias siempre por leer.
It’s my favorite, I absolutely love it and I’m so glad I came across it. Please try it, you’ll love it too. As always add me on social media so we can stay connected and, of course, let me know what you think If you have tried it.
– Les quiere, La Princesa.
Earlier this month I bought a bunch of goodies from the Milani brand and after using them everyday I’m ready to give you my thoughts and weather I would buy them again or not.
A principio de mes compre unos cuantos “goodies” de la marca Milani Cosmetics y luego de usarlos todos los días durante todo el mes de marzo, ya estoy lista para darles mi opinión.
I was very excited to try this, because not a lot of drugstore brands have setting sprays, in fact I only now of the Infallible setting spray and the NYX Matte setting spray. So, I picked up this guy after Kathleen lights raving about the original one AND… I did not like it ( crying face) It smells really good but the mist is all over the place. It sprays in two ways, one goes to your head and the other one to your neck. You end up with all your body sprayed but your face. I was upset because its only $4 dollars and it smells really good. I won’t throw it away, I’ll use it to wet the brushes for highlight.
Estaba bien emocionada de probar este setting spray, por que no muchas marcas de farmacia tienen setting sprays, de echo, los únicos que conozco son el Infallible setting spray de Maybelline y el NYX Matte setting spray. Lo compre, después de ver unos cuantos videos de Kathleen Lights hablando de lo bueno que es, aunque ella usa el original. NO me gustó ( carita llorando) El mist cae por todas partes menos en el rostro. Sale como dos chorros de agua, uno para la cabeza y otro para el cuello. Terminas con todo el cuerpo bañado en setting spray menos el rostro. Estaba bien decepcionada porque lo que cuesta son $4 dólares y huele bien rico. No lo botaré, lo usaré para humedecer las brochas cuando me aplique highlight.
I wanted a compact powder so I picked up this guy that said it was illuminating. Now, the illuminating part I’m not sure about, or at least I was expecting it to give a certain kind of glow. It’s definitely not matte so I don’t mind. The transparent powder part got me shocked. It really is transparent, you can’t see the powder in your face, but it’s there. You can notice the difference between the wet foundation and when it has been set with the powder. It really is amazing. I will still buy it again, because I was looking for a powder that’s not matte and this guy right here isn’t.
Quería un polvo compacto, así que escogí este que prometía ser luminoso y transparente. La parte de que sea luminoso todavía no estoy muy segura, pero tampoco es matte, así que no me molesta. De que es transparente si lo es y es lo mas que me tiene asombrada. Literal no puedes ver el polvo en el rostro, pero si nota que sello el maquillaje. Me tiene algo enamorada y definitivamente lo compraría otra vez.
This one got me excited too. It’s the first drugstore highlighter I own. I could never get my hands on the wet & wild one so I was pretty excited. I love it, it truly highlights your face and lasts all day. I’m in love with the price, only $10 ,and the consistency. You definitely want to try this one out and of course I’l buy it again.
Este también me tenia bastante emocionada y es que, nunca he tenido un iluminador de farmacia, por que no hay muchos, y nunca pude conseguir el iluminador de Wet & Wild. Me encantó, tiene buena pigmentación y dura todo el día. Es una combinación de blanco y rosado. Cuesta $10 solares y me parece perfecto en precio, tamaño y pigmentación.
This one got me sold with two words, hydrating and pore minimizing, which are the two things I want in a primer. I have very, very dry skin and it’s always nice to hide those pores to get that luminous look. The primer hides the pores and is very long lasting, but I didn’t felt it was hydrating at all. It gets very tacky, which I guess is what makes the make up last, but definitely not hydrating, or at least not as I would like. I ended up mixing it with my NYX Hydra Touch primer to get that extra boost of hydration. I won’t buy it again, because it didn’t live to my expectations.
Este me convenció con dos palabras, “hydrating & pore minimizing”. Al tener la piel seca siempre busco que todos los productos sea hidratantes y por tenerla tan seca resalta las lineas de expresión y los poros, así que al ver esto me llamo mucho la atención. No me resultó, si dura todo el día y minimiza los poros, pero no sentí que fuera hidratante. Su consistencia es un poco gruesa y al aplicarla sientes como unos granitos, tipo scrub, algo raro. Al secarse se siente pegajosa, que supongo es lo que hace que dure todo el día. No me gusto, por que no era lo que yo esperaba y siento que no cumple con lo que promete.
That’s it guys, these where all the products I got from Milani. I’ll keep writing these kind of posts, because momma buy’s makeup as much as she buys groceries. Don’t forget to follow me on social media so we can stay connected. Leave your comments down below of any products or brands I should try.
-With Love, The Princesss
Hi Dolls! Today I wanted to talk about the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette that has everyone all over the place, including me. This Palette has 12 shades including warm and cool tones, which is awesome and very convenient. They’re all matte. You have browns and purples perfect for fall. Blue and a black perfect for a more dramatic tone and cooler shades on top perfect for an every day look. Now, I will jot down a list between what I like and what I don’t, so you’ll see.
What I Like
- I Definitely love the browns and purples, they’re my all time favorite shades.
- I love how you can create both dramatic looks and a more soft look all with one palette.
- I Love that it’s perfect for fall, my favorite season of the year.
- The mirror has me feeling some kind o way, a “in love kind of way”. It’s perfect to do your makeup.
- The packaging is life. It’s like a rose gold ball of highlight. I just love it
- I also like that it’s small and easy to cary, perfect for traveling.
What I don’t Like
- The Brush, I would like it to be more round and tapered, the blending part.
- The colors are great, but not highly pigmented, you have to build it up.
And that’s it, I mean for the things a don’t like. Overall I love this palette, it’s so compact and has all the essential colors, who could not? I’ll leave some swatches below!
Hola Muñequitas. Hoy les quiero hablar sobre la paleta de Urban Decay, Ultimate Basics. Debo decir que me encantan todos sus colores, en especial los violetas y marrones, son mis favoritos de todos los tiempos y perfectos para esta temporada. La paleta contiene 12 sombras matte, entre ellas colores cálidos y fríos. Perfecta para “looks” para el día o dramáticos para la noche. Abajo les haré un listado sobre las cosas que me gustan y las que no.
Lo que me gusta
- Me encanta la variedad de tonalidades perfectas para lucir de dia como en la noche.
- Es perfecta para el otoño, mi época favorita del año.
- El espejo me tiene enamorada. Es perfecto para maquillarte.
- El empaque ni se diga. Es como una bola de oro rosado resplandeciente, que imaginación verdad.
- Es cómoda para llevar de viaje y sus colores esenciales, así que es la mejor opción para llevar.
- Amo que lleve los tonos marrones y violetas, son mis favoritos.
Lo que no me encanta
- Hubiese preferido que la brocha para difuminar fuese mas redonda y puntiaguda para una mejor precisión y poder mover el color mejor.
- La selección de colores esta estupenda pero no todos tienen buena pigmentación así que tendrías que ir añadiendo producto para un mejor resultado.
En general la paleta me fascina, tiene mis colores favoritos y como ya dije es perfecta para varios “looks” sin tener que estar cambiando de paleta. Es perfecta para viajar y su empaque es verdaderamente hermoso. Muéstrenme sus “looks” preferidos con esta paleta.
-Les quiere, La Princesssaa