Monday, September 29, 2014

Makeup Monday Linky Party

Makeup Monday



Happy Mondays Ladies! Be sure to check out www.agapelovedesigns.blogspot.com to follow along or add your links to the Makeup Monday Linky Party!

Have a blessed one! Sherry

Saturday, September 27, 2014

If you loved 50 Shades of Grey......



The phenom that was 50 Shades of Grey have spawned a wide variety of books to the genre. After checking out some of the bargain books at my Barnes and Noble for my Nook e-reader, I stumbled upon Lisa Renee Jones and her books. And all I have to say is they are good. Not quite 50 Shades but definitely something you could sink your teeth in and really enjoy. I devoured the first 4 books and am anxiously waiting for the 5th to come out November this year!


So if you have the time and are looking for another breathless book series, then you must check out "Being Me" the first in a set of books that will have you waiting to dive back into them right after you have put it down!!! Enjoy, Sherry

What are you reading right now? DO tell!

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate Serum


*This item was provided for review by beautystat.com

Stay tuned for a review to come on this serum. In conjunction with Beautystat.com you can receive your own with 10% discount on Amazon.com using this link: http://amzn.to/1tmTAaU.

Check out Amazon and be sure to check back here for further information!! Thanks Sherry

Autumn Makeup Shakeup



Ok ladies Fall is upon us and without a doubt this is my favorite time of the year. A) It's cooler and my hot flashes rejoice!, B)I get a bit braver with my makeup choices, C) I am ecstatic that my boots get out of the dark and dust to wear, D) Cardigans, Moto jackets etc. really need I say more!!! Purples and greens and deep dark burgundies are everywhere and shopping my stash was very exciting!

I dug out my Kat Von D Shade Shifter eyeshadow in love letter: a multihued purple and on the road: a multihued green. I love her shadows! The Milani Gel powder eyeshadows have been on everyones blogs and eyes and are wonderful for a wash of color for daytime. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette that I received for my birthday is perfect for that subtle glow and face setting. A little more oomph to my base had me picking my Cover FX CC cream, the perfect balance between coverage and a great face. The Smashbox Fade Out eyeshadow palette came out last year and was an instant hit for this time of the year (it was LE and I can't find it anywhere but E-bay). For the lippie lover that I am, Maybelline Colorsensational in Espresso Exposed and Covergirls Embrace were two sure fired lippies to get me in the mood for the cooler weather.

When the temperature here in the Dallas area is 80's instead of 100's that is the sign that I can play around with some different looks and makeup. I am beyond excited and although I am wearing shorts today, I am confident that the 60's are around the corner!

What are some of the Fall seasonal makeup items that you are going to bring out? Do tell! Sherry

Ole Henricksen 3 Little Wonders Follow Up



I shared with you ladies about using the Sephora points goodie I received the Ole Henricksen 3 Little Wonders sample kit. It contained 7 days worth of morning and evening serums and face moisturizer. I absolutely loved this and then it got my brain to working overtime. The way this was packaged was incredible. What I mean by that was if companies made a packaged daily usage serums and moisturizers, how easy would that be? And for me, when I get lazy this takes out the guesswork and there is no using too much or wasting product.

I know, I know, this is out there but at the same time how many of us can stick to a new skincare regime without having some off days? Maybe just me :)! I was pleasantly surprised to see how well these products worked for my face especially as the temperatures here in Texas are changing from 100's to low 80's on most days. I felt that the ability to use something well for a week also gave me a great feel for the products and this company has surely gotten my attention.

Do you also think about samples and try it kits like I do? Wouldn't it be great for a month long packaged skincare kit that takes out the guesswork and is easy to use? Share your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you! Blessings, Sherry

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle


Left Guava/Moonstone
Right Lychee/Opal

Swatch top-Lychee/Opal
swatch bottom-Guava/Moonstone


Seriously a gorgeous product and incredible for full on summer skin. I can honestly say that this last year is the first time in my life that I have added any kind of "illumination" products to my makeup routine or face. I watched tons of youtube videos, read numerous blogs and loved that it gave me a youthful glow. Sure a woman of my age has to be careful not to get into disco ball and teen prom makeup looks but I sure learned that a bit of highlighter just looked right! This one is seriously easy to use and the soft mousse/gel like texture is intriguing. I can either use my fingers, (which I prefer) or a stipple brush and add this to my cheekbones for a lit from within glow. I also used the Guava/Moonstone on my eyelids one day and it was simple and perked my tired eyes right up. Becca Cosmetics are famous for their illuminators and this blush/highlighter medley in a jar is perfect. Yes, I had to learn how to apply these and figured that playing around with them and thinking outside the box was the surefire way to find a look I liked.

Sephora is where I acquired mine but I have since learned that Becca is now available at Ulta! Have any of you lovely ladies tried these Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles? What are your thoughts and tips? Do tell!!! Sherry

Ole Henricksens 3 Little Wonders



Sephora just totally rocks! I am in love with being able to obtain some serious samples and try them and fall in love with some great skincare and makeup. This was included in one of my Sephora orders and having used Ole Henricksen products before in a kit that I got for Christmas a couple of years ago, promptly fell in love all over again. This deluxe sample set gives you 7 days of professional strength am/pm regimen to turn your skin around. The products are: truth serum collagen booster for AM followed by the sheer transformation oil-free moisturizer and then PM: invigorating night treatment followed by the moisturizer. I am on day 4 having decided to use this little pick me up after being under the weather the last couple of weeks. I have noticed a remarkable difference in the texture, moisture and radiance in my skin.

I know that using products from one line that all work together is usually the way to go to achieve great results, however; I am a die hard skincare advocate and have different kinds and brands that I love to use. This 3 little wonder am/pm regimen is incredibly good. I may just have to check with Sephora, especially as the holidays are coming, that is when lots of brands have great starter kits for great prices. I for one, love the products from Ole Henricksen and feel they are worth the extra dough!

Have you tried any of this brands products? Thoughts? Would love to hear from you! Sherry