Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper

I’m so excited to review this beauty here today.

I have owned it for months now, but I never got around to reviewing it.

It’s an LE product so after using it for a bit I figured it was most likely sold out and just forgot about it.

This weekend however, I was at Sephora and I noticed it was still available so I figured it was time for a review.

So what is it?

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper, fuses together the soft shimmer of a luminizer with the subtle pigment of a blush.

It is formulated with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is not lost.

It’s a gorgeous warm copper with rose gold tones.

You can use this as a blush on it’s own, as a blush topper or as a highlighter with a fan brush.

I highly recommend checking this one out before it’s gone.

It will be perfect for Spring & Summer for sure.

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Retails for $38.00.

Have you tried this product yet?

Thoughts?

Best,

Leigh

P.S. A word of caution this beauty is so pigmented a little bit goes a very long way so apply sparingly.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation Review

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There are so many new beauty products at the drugstore right now and this Dream Velvet Matte Foundation is one of them.

So what is it?

What they say:

Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is a refreshing gel-whipped foundation that leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.

Benefits:

Maybelline’s first hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfection.
Unique gel-whipped formula.
Ideal for normal to combination skin, medium coverage.

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My thoughts:

I’ve been using this foundation for a month now and I have to say I really like it.

It’s a nice whipped formula that leaves your skin looking velvety smooth.

The perfect everyday foundation for anyone with combo skin like myself.

The only negatives I found were that it isn’t that long lasting (more like 8 hours not 12) and it can sit in pores if you don’t use a good pore minimizing primer.

Honestly, though don’t let either thing stop you from giving this one a try.

It’s a good drugstore foundation for sure and one worth checking out.

Dream Velvet Retails for $9.99 at drugstores.

Have you tried this foundation yet?

Thoughts?

P.S.

I picked up the sponge that they claim you need for this foundation and it’s a pass.

The foundation is much better without it in my opinion.

Best,

Leigh

Wellness Wednesday: Christie Brinkley Timeless Beauty Book Review & Recipe

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I grew up in the era of the Supermodel.

I mean in the 80s-90s they were everything.

You could say the names Christie, Cindy, Naomi or Claudia and everyone knew who you were talking about.

One of those ladies, Christie Brinkley, will be 62 years old in February and she is just as gorgeous as ever.

So when she came out with her first new book in over 30 years, Timeless Beauty, I grabbed it.

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In it she shares the secrets she’s learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro and lots of healthy & delicious recipes as well.

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One of the recipes she shares in the book is a recipe for a Acai, Banana and Berries Smoothie that is almost identical to one I make as well.

So today I thought I’d share my recipe with you here.

Acai, Banana and Berries Smoothie

  • 1/2 banana.
  • 1/2 cup raspberries.
  • 1/2 cup blackberries.
  • 1/2 blueberries.
  • 1/2 cup of ice.
  • 1/2 cup coconut water, apple juice, etc.
  • 1 pack of frozen smoothie pack of acai puree.
  • A tablespoonful of flax seed powder.

  • Combine in blender, blend until smooth and enjoy.

    Her’s is very similar it just doesn’t include the blueberries or flax seed powder so feel free to add or remove whatever you like.

    Let me know what you think of the smoothie if you try it and pick up the book if you want more delicious recipes, beauty tips, etc.

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    It’s a cute, easy read for sure.

    Best,

    Leigh

    Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette Review and Photos

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    You know how much I love the original Tartelette Palette, so when I spotted this one back in December I grabbed it.

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    Tartelette in Bloom comes in very similar packaging as the original and features 12 brand-new shades.

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    The shades include:

    Charmer (off white), Jetsetter (warm taupe), Rocker (shimmering taupe), Smokeshow (black brown), Flower Child (peachy nude), Smarty Pants (tan), Firecracker (bronze copper), Activist (dark brown), Funny Girl (champagne), Sweetheart (peach), Rebel (chestnut brown), Leader (aubergine).

    Pretty right?

    And the quality is just as amazing as the original.

    I have to say though that I like this one even better.

    I love that this one features luster shades as well as matte ones and the colors are just stunning.

    Oh and not only that, but it smells just like the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette which I love.

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    If you own and love the original Tartelette then you’re going to love this one for sure.

    If you’re new to the Tartelette palettes though I highly recommend you start with this one.

    It’s amazing.

    Tartlette in Bloom Retails for $45.00 at Sephora.

    Are you a Tartelette palette fan?

    Will you be picking up this one?

    Best,

    Leigh

    What I’m loving lately: Healthy Food Edition

    What I'm loving lately: Healthy Food Edition

    Happy Hump day or Wellness Wednesday as I like to call it around these parts.

    Today I wanted to share with you some Health(ier) Foods I’ve been lovely lately.

    As many of you know I have been a vegetarian for 30 years (CRAZY!) and a dietary vegan for around 7 now so all items are vegan.

    I’m also a bit of a health nut so these are on the healthier side.

    Enough of all that though now onto the goodies.

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    The first thing I’ll start with are these Good Belly Probiotic Juice Drink items.

    The PlusShot Juice Drink is my favorite of the two.

    PlusShot is packed with billions of belly-balancing probiotics PLUS essential vitamins and calcium. It’s a deliciously fruity, dairy-free shot β€” the perfect daily dose of the good stuff you need to maintain a healthy, balanced system.

    Good Belly Tropical Green is delicious as well.

    It contains probiotics and good-for-you greens like spinach, alfalfa grass, spirulina, chlorella, oat grass and parsley.

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    This Ancient Harvest Super Grain Pasta is my favorite pasta at the moment.

    Gluten Free, Vegan and Delicious.

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    These Mickey Shaped Veggie Chips are not only adorable they’re also delicious as a snack with a side of hummus and they’re healthier than your typical bag of potato chips.

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    This Fountain The Hyaluronic Molecule Dietary Supplement was the Winner in the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2014.

    It helps your skin stay soft, supple and smooth. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid that holds 1000 times its weight in water to plump your complexion and keep eyes and joints lubricated. The body’s natural reserve of the molecule decreases with age, but this liquid Ginger supplement will be easily absorbed within the body when taken daily.

    So far I’m loving it.

    You can purchase it at Net A Porter for $30.00.

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    Califia Farms Almond Milk Pecan Caramel Creamer.

    I swear by this creamer.

    It’s dairy free and delicious.

    So I think that’s it at the moment.

    I hope you enjoyed this post.

    Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments oh, but before we go I have one more thing to show you….

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    Kale Socks!

    Yes, I received Kale socks for Christmas this year and I love them haha.

    I guess that’s just proof that I really am a crazy health nut huh?

    Hope you’re all having a wonderful week.

    Best,

    Leigh

    P.S. All items (besides the Fountain supplement) can be purchased at Target.