Double Cleansing with Dermalogica PreCleanse Set

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Hey Belleza’s

I’m relatively new to the whole cleansing oil scene and became pretty hooked after trying it for the first time. So when I was given the opportunity to try Dermalogica’s PreCleanse Oil and the PreCleanse Wipes I literally jumped at the chance. Mainly because I’ve had nothing but great experiences with their products and expected nothing but the best from them.

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So the first thing I decided to try was the PreCleanse Oil and I was a little taken aback by the scent. It has a bit of a strong herbal/medicine like scent to it that was a bit hard to get passed. However, I have to remember that they don’t add any scents to their products which is actually a good thing because you don’t want any extra unnecessary things going on your skin. Getting past the scent, I really liked how well this worked! It removed even the toughest of waterproof makeup.

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Using this was super simple! Just pour some of the cleansing oil onto dry hands and then massage over a dry face. One thing that’s not mentioned on the bottle, is that when you go to wet your hands to help bring it to a light lather, you want to make sure you are using warm water. You just don’t get the same cleansing effect when you use cold water. Once you’re done pre cleansing you want to make sure that you follow up with your normal face wash routine. Since it is a precleanse oil, it helps to break up whatever is on your skin so that your face wash can be twice as effective.

As for the PreCleanse Wipes, I thought they were your typical makeup removing wipes. Oh how I was so wrong and once again learned that reading is fundamental. Had I read the instructions I wouldn’t have been so horrified with the oily residue left on my face once I was done using it. When used the correct way, the wipes are great at concentrating on certain areas such as your eyes or stubborn lipstick. Once you’re done removing the makeup, you just follow up with your normal face wash as you would with the precleanse oil.

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I really do like these precleanse products; however, as I stated above I’m not too crazy about the scent (the wipes have a bit of a lighter scent than the actual oil). They do work really great at removing makeup and I tend to use them together. I like to first go in with the PreCleanse Wipes and remove my eye makeup first. Then I follow up with the PreCleanse Oil over the rest of my face. Which then I follow up by washing my face with the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant that I received a while ago.

Another way I like to use the wipes is on my hands. I have a bad habit of putting my makeup on the back of my hands, from foundation to eyeliner and will find myself in the bathroom trying to scrub it off before I leave to work. However, these wipes have been a total game changer in that area! I no longer run out of the house with remnants of makeup on the back of my hand!

Have you guys tried the Dermalogica PreCleanse products?

If not, which are your favorite cleansing oils to use?

Dermalogica PreCleanse Set – $56

Belleza Kisses: 4/5

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Long Gorgeous Hair with Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

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Hey Belleza’s

When I’m ready for a different look, the first thing I reach for are hair extensions. I just love the “instaglam” when wearing them.

I used to wear extensions just about every day, but the extensions I had started to heavily shed, as well as started to noticeably thin out. So while I was on the hunt for new extensions and reading tons of reviews on different brands I was contacted by Irresistible Me. The timing could not have been any better! After reading many positive reviews of their extensions, I decided to give them a try.

 

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I received the package rather quickly (surprising because it was shipped from China) and as soon as I opened it the first thing that stuck out to me was how it was packaged. The hair came in a long pouch that was sectioned off in two parts. The big part had all of the extensions and then there was a smaller part that had one single extension. The reason it was done like this is to ensure that you selected the right color and the right length.

So you simply open the part that has the single extension make sure that the color and length are correct. If not, DON’T open the part that has all the extensions or you will not be able to exchange/return them. Once you are 100% sure that they are just right, then you can open the rest of the package.

I decided to go with the 24in 200G Royal Remy Extensions in Royal Natural Black (1b), because I wanted to have super long, thick and voluptuous hair. The reason I chose this is because I liked the idea of having my hair thick from the top to the bottom. Plus, they add a unique special treatment to the hair that keeps them extra silky and durable.

 

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They weren’t lying when they said this hair would be silky! Just looking at the picture you can almost feel the silkiness coming through.

 

I received a total of 10 nice thick wefts of hair along with 3 extra clips. I was actually surprised at how many clip-ins I received because the extensions I previously had only came with 6 clip-in pieces.

 

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There were 2 – 1 clip extensions,  5 – 2 clip extensions, 2 -3 clip extensions and 1 – 4 clip extension. 

 

The first thing I did when I took the hair out of the package was to brush them. Why you ask? I wanted to see how much they were going to shed, because no matter how thick, silky and beautiful they are, if they shed a lot they are not going to last too long. Glad to say that these babies had very minimal shedding.

Installing them was super easy and I love how secure the clips felt in my hair. I didn’t really need to tease my hair to in order for the clips to stay put. However, I did because I wasn’t really used to having my hair super long and thick.

I’ll be honest; trying to curl these was a bit of a struggle. Not because there was something wrong with the hair, but because I’m not used to working with very long hair. But once I did a few pieces I got the hang of it. I do want to note that since these extensions are very thick you will want to make sure that you brush them in sections. Not doing that can cause the hair to get a bit tangled and you may end up pulling down the clip causing it to come off.

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One thing I really want to point out is this middle weft! Look at how thick it is! It has a total of 3 wefts of hair. You can easily use this weft alone if you want to do a cute ponytail or cute style with a braid!

 

Overall, I’m extremely happy with the Irresistible Me hair extensions. The hair blended perfectly in with my own hair and my curls lasted for days and then when the curls started to fall they turned into beautiful loose waves. Another great thing about these extensions is that if you don’t want your hair to be really thick you don’t have to use all of the extensions.

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I highly recommend these extensions, and would definitely purchase a pair when it’s time for a new set. When I originally selected the length I had the intentions of going to a salon and having them cut for a more custom look, but after wearing them curly I found them to be the perfect length. Now, I’m seriously considering purchasing a set so that I can do the custom cut that I have in mind.

If you’re in the market for some hair extensions, make sure to check out their site. They offer a variety of colors, lengths and grams. As well as different kinds of extensions: Silky Touch, Royal Remy, Highlights (which you can customize the colors) and Ponytails. If extensions aren’t your thing then take a look at their Full Lace Wigs, Hair Accessories and their Hair Tools.

Irresistible Me Hair Extensions – $79 – $259

Belleza Kisses: 5/5

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Beautylish Haul

Hey Belleza’s

Have you guys heard of Beautylish yet? If not, it’s basically your go to place for all your beauty needs. Not only do they sell makeup, but they have amazing tips and videos as well as an awesome beauty community.

I’ve been wanting to order from Beautylish for quite a while, but for some reason I kept forgetting. That is until they started selling the infamous Bioderma that so many international beauty bloggers have been raving about.

As soon as I received the email that they are now carrying it for the United States, I just knew I had to place an order along with some other items I’ve been wanting to try.

So today, I just want to share my haul with you and if you see something you want a review on just let me know. :)

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Parian Spirit – Brush Cleaning System ($23)

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“Parian Spirit is made from citrus spirits and food grade solvents, giving it powerful cleaning properties designed to gently clean, condition and disinfect fine brush hair. This cleaner dissolves all types of makeup products including powder, liquids, wax-based products and adhesives. It conditions brushes as it cleans and is quick-drying.” – beautylish.com

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Granite ($18)

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“Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates.” -beautylish.com

Obesssive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Nail Polish –  Anime ($10)

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“OCC Nail Lacquer in Anime is a vibrant, neon pink creme.” -beautylish.com

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel – 77 (Black) ($13)

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“The Creamy and delicate long lasting formula dries in 60 seconds to a water, smudge and crease proof finish.” -beautylish.com

 

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G  – Bitch Perfect ($32)

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“This is the fail-safe recipe for perfect lips… Enriched with a breakthrough, secret ingredient, the Lipstick Tree, an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible. Blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that ensure you leave a lasting impression!” -beautylish.com

Bioderma – Sensibio H2O ($19.95)

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“Bioderma Sensibio H2O (also known as Créaline H2O) is a no-rinse micellar cleanser and makeup remover specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skin types. It can even remove water-resistant face and eye makeup! A soothing emollient thanks to cucumber extract, it clears up irritated skin and produces a feeling of instant freshness.” -beautylish.com

Let me apologize for using pictures of items that I’ve obviously been using. I always try to take pictures of the things that I plan on blogging about before using. But I literally could not wait to use most of the stuff and it was love at first use!

I literally cleaned all my brushes from the comfort of my own bed using the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaning System!! Oh and let me tell you… the hype about the Bioderma… they were not lying! The Bioderma is freakin’ amazing! I’m about to order backups so that I’m never left without it. The Inglot eyeliner… it’s the BEST eyeliner I’ve ever tried!

Did you guys know that Beautylish offers a flat $5 shipping rate and FREE shipping for orders over $35!? (U.S. Only check their website for all international shipping offers.) Also, for your first time Beautylish order, you’ll get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more.

So that’s my haul! Have you tried any of the products above? If so, I would love to hear your feedback on them.

Is there anything above that you would love to see a review on? Please let me know. :)

www.beautylish.com

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PenGems Crystal Pens – Add A Little Sparkle To Your Day

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Hey Belleza’s,

Being a mommy and a blogger among many other things can be quite hectic. I’ve recently learned that staying organized with all my daily task is extremely important. Now, I like to consider my self a tech savvy person and try to keep up with most things on my computer or phone. However, there are some things that I just have to do with pen and paper. For instance, writing up my blog posts or writing down notes and ideas.

For some reason, I just feel more productive when I put the pen to the paper. That being said I have this huge infatuation with pens. I’ve been pen crazy since I was in high school. The prettier the pen and the more unique looking the better. So when I was given the chance to review some gorgeous pens from PenGems, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

I can honestly say that PenGems are by far the most prettiest, sparkliest pens I’ve ever seen.

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Aren’t those crystals gorgeous!?

What makes PenGems so unique? All PenGems are each filled with over 120 sparkly gorgeous crystals! Not only do they come with crystals inside of them, they also include a matching rhinestone on the end of the pen. If a rhinestone isn’t your thing, then you can select a Stylus pen which has a silicone tip that can be used on any touch screen device.

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These babies are super easy to use, just simply twist the top and it will expose the top of the pen. The quality of these pens do not fall short. I find that they are very sturdy, and not too heavy. They write smooth, flawlessly and I don’t have any problems with the ink skipping or coming out in blobs.

With over 30 colors to choose from you’re bound to find a PenGem just right for you. If you can’t decide on one color then you can opt for the Rainbow PenGems option. Or if pens aren’t your thing, there are Pencil PenGems!

Here are the colors I received from her Limited Edition line:

Signature PenGems

Bronze:

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Cream:

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Aubergine:

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Stylus PenGems

Marsala:

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Amethyst:

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My daughter has claimed Amethyst and she loves the fact that it has a Stylus tip! She finds that it comes in handy when kicking my butt in Draw Something. LOL

Another great thing about these pens are that they are refillable! There are so many refill colors to choose from black, blue, pink, turquoise, bordeaux, etc. Not only do they come in a variety of shades, but they come in a variety of sizes. Refill sizes range from 0.4mm – 1.4mm and come in either ballpoint ink or gel ink. So you can truly make your PenGem your own.

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Refilling the colors are super easy! Just twist off the top,

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and then twist off the bottom white cap and VOILA!

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I ordered several different sizes and colors of refills so I will be updating the post this week with the writing samples of them.

Looking at these pens you would think they would cost a pretty penny, but at $9 each they are super affordable, plus if you use promo code: BELLEZA you’ll save an additional 10% off your total!

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(Yes I know I don’t have the best handwriting.)

Which PenGem is your favorite?

Want to win 2 of your own? Entering is super easy and there will be a total of 3 winners, 1 on Facebook and 2 on Instagram. To enter on Facebook click here and to enter on Instagram click here. Feel free to enter on both platforms! Good Luck!

PenGems – $9

PenGems Pencils – $12 (set of 12)

Belleza Kisses: 5/5

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