Sheet Masks & Eyemask​ review from Skin 18

Hello, My Lovelies!. How are you doing?. All is well here rest assure that.  These face masks came from Skin 18; a company in which sent me these products to review because I signed up. I will never lie to you about any product. I am not being paid for this review or any other reviews that may come in the future. I hope you find these reviews helpful, do not hesitate to ask me anything in the comments.

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Cost: 1.90 on the Skin18 Website

Claims to help with wrinkles, moisture, and aids in elasticity. These Eye Patches are formulated with Collagen, Vitamin E and A, Aloe Vera, chamomile & kelp extract, Q-10 (for elasticity), and lastly, hydrogel (inhances moisture in the skin). I saw the slighest difference, only lasted an hour though. They felt nice, did not burn or tingle, no scent. Other than the ingredients I listed above, there were no ingredient list on the Skin 18 Website. These come at a great price and who knows? it may work on all the claimed issues if you continue to use them.

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Next we have a mask from the brand SOC. Called the 3-D Face Mask Pack in Rice Wine, in which is for nourishing and firming the skin.

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Oh how I LOVED this mask and I’ll be getting more. My skin was soft and gave me a glow as well. I’ll tell ya, reviewing Sheet Masks is a bit tricky, because you either like them or REALLY not like them. Most of the time you have to use whichever mask you are using over and over to see and keep the skin loving benefits permantly.  The ingredients are listed on the Skin18 Website and here they are:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, a chemical compound ,a colorless organic alcohol used as a solvent,helps other products dissolve in water, as a viscosity-decreasing agent, to thin creams and gels so they’re easier to use, and as a conditioning agent. Hydrolyzed collagen is composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body. Sodium Hyaluronate, has the ability to penetrate skin and hold onto water makes it a popular ingredient in moisturizers, eye creams, facial cleansers, skin repair creams and other anti-aging skin care products. Rice Ferment Filtrate (sake)Skin-Conditioning Agent, it inhibits pigmentation and works as a skin lightener, lightening spots and creating an overall lighter skin tone. Aloe leaf extract , Folic acid, PEG-PPG-18/4 which is a solvant, Polysorbate-20,  is used in cosmetics and skin care products as a surfactant, and  emulsifier;  serves as a dispersing agent to mix oil and water. Propylene glycol provides lipstick with its consistent texture, preserves the homogenous constituency of body lotions containing both oil and water, maintains the long-term fragrance of perfumes,  hand, body and facial moisturisers, and sunscreen products. Glyceryl Acrylatehumectant viscosity Controlling,  a multi-functional ingredient. Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Used as film former, emulsifier, and thickener in cosmetics, is a synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives and recently, skin creams. PVM/MA Copolymer, functions as binders, film formers and hair fixatives, to function as emulsion stabilizers and suspending agents – nonsurfactant. Hydroxyethylcellulose is a modified cellulose polymer; used as a gelling and thickening agent. Disodium EDTA, Cosmetic manufacturers frequently use this ingredient for a variety purposes. It primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP) , is specifically produced for use as a stabilized source of vitamin C in cosmetic products. Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, is a widely used anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the licorice root.  Phenoxyethanol, is a preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products.  Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate).  Methylparaben, is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal-care products.

This next Mask is from the brand Mirum and its the Fresh Fruit Avocado Mask.

Cost on the Skin18 Website: 1.40

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I use Avocado all the time, I mash one up and slather it all over my face and let it sit for as long as I can take it and I love it. I couldnt figure out why after 2 minutes of this mask being on my face it started to burn, it really burned!. I took it off and went on a ingredient search to figure out why…………I still do not know why it burns my skin. Here are the ingredients high on the list:

Butylene Glycol, easily penetrates skin and weaken protein and cellular structure, can cause skin irritation, dermatitis and hives from too many mast skin cells.  Repeated exposure may also lead to sensitivity or skin allergies. Carbomer, distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid. They are also used to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. Carbomers are often used to control the consistency and flow of cosmetics and personal care products. Disodium EDTA, Cosmetic manufacturers frequently use this ingredient for a variety purposes. It primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate).  Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, is a widely used anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the licorice root. Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Multifunctional agent that can be used as emulsifier, surfactant and solubilizer. Useful also as foam booster and solubilizer of extracts, perfumes and vitamins. Avocade Extract,(500ppm) .

Lastly, NOT leastly I have a mask from the brand SOC Animal Cutie Anti Wrinkle Collagen Tiger.

Cost on the Skin18 Website: 1.50

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I very much loved this mask. For me, when I use a mask, my skin just ends up looking plumper, and appears to be giving off light. As I said before, most masks you use tend not to have long term benefits unless used regulary, but, I love masking it just feels so darn good.

The details on this mask are very clear on the Skin18 store website and here they are.

Has mineral rich Alpine Ice Water and Collagen This mask has 6 different kinds of extracts to help with your skins vitality and elasticity. Glacier water, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Jania rubens extract, extract of the seaweed, cosmetic ingredient for skin conditioning, Mineral water, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract is classified as skin conditioning emollient. Rice Extract, great for adjusting skin tone.

I hope you have found this review helpful. Please dont hesisate to contact me with any questions, or just want to talk to someone.

Always your Beauty Lover,

Amber Morris.

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Moly,Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base Review

Hello my lovelies!. How are you doing?. I hope you are having a great week. Everything is great here. I have had this product for over a month now and I’m just getting around to reviewing this magical product.

Description:

Stick type of eye base that is easy to carry with and brighten under- eye skin, with instant cover.
Applies to skin lightly and smoothly without clumping up, and contains haloxyl and pearl extract to  brighten.

I purchased this on Rose Rose Shop for 4.84, here are the shipping details of the site:

 

Region 1 Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao 1~4 weeks
Region 2 Southeast Asia : Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor,Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand,Vietnam, Singapore 1~4 weeks
Region 3 North America : Usa(Hawaii, Alaska), Canada
West Europe : Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden,Etc.
East Europe : U.K., Albania, Czech, Hungary, Poland , Romania, Etc.
Middle East : Russia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine,Tajikistan, Belarus, Cyprus, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar Turkey Etc.
Oceania : Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Guam Is, Etc.
Asia : India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Etc.
3~10 weeks
Region 4 Africa : Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Etc.
Central & South America : Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Etc.
West Indies : Cuba, Haiti, Dominica, Etc.
South Pacific : Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Is, Western Samoa Etc,
2~6 weeks

01. Air Mail (Registered Small Packets / up to 1.7kg)

– Delivery time depends on the country : 1~10 weeks
– Your package using registration number.
– Safety of parcel’s delivery. (The cost increases up to 2,500won)

02. K-Packet(Air Mail) – 1~8 Weeks
– This is new post service which is appropriate for small package (1.7kg maximum)
– This is slower than EMS, but faster than Registered Air Mail.

03. EMS(Express Mail Service) – 3 Days ~ 4 Weeks
– 20% cheaper than other major courier companies
– All-in-one cost, including packing and material costs
– Door to door service
– Track your order all the way into your home
– Up to 100kg per package.

04. Air Parcel – 1~5 Weeks
– Up to 20kg per package. You can track your package using registration number.

Personally, I will not order from them again, simply because you can purchase this in Ulta, among several other sites with much faster shipping. I LOVE this product, it brightened my dark under-eye  beautifully!!.

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ELF Smudge Pot review

Hello lovelies!.

I hope you are all doing well, just think the weekend is right around the corner!. It took me a long, long time to try the famous Elf Smudge Pots!. I’m really not sure why because they are so inexpensive. I really need to pick up some of the other shades and see if they are just as good.

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This shade is Coco Cutie and let me tell you, it dries down and will not budge!. I’ve used this on my brows (lack there of) and it did not smear or fade a bit. Here is where you can see the shades. and they are only 3.00 🙂

Here is what ELF has to say about these:

This smooth gel formula glides on perfectly. Use it as a long-lasting eyeshadow or eyeliner! Enriched with Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the delicate eye area.

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Mica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Propylparaben
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

I highly suggest that you head over to ELF’S Website

I hope you have found this review helpful. Please don’t hesitate to ask me anything, lets get to know one another?!!.  amberloveseyes12@gmail.com

Always Honestly,

Amber Morris.

NUXE Reve De Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm Review.

 

Hello my lovelies!. How have you been?. I hope your Fourth Of July celebrations were a blast and that everyone was kept safe. We live way out, sorta in the country and the fireworks were lit by my husband, Joshua. Our youngest, Autumn, she is 4, and this year she REALLY loved the show. We had the Family over for food and fireworks and it was a wonderful time. P.S. I love it when I see my childs face when they are fascinated with something, seeing their eyes light up, it is a joy to watch, what a great heart warming feeling true love is.

First and foremost this Lip Balm I am reviewing was sent to me by NUXE, along with a few other items that I will be reviewing in the coming days. I would never lie to you about any product that I test. I am an open, good hearted, honest Mama. I love trying and reviewing things for you for a few reasons. I want to be the one you come to knowing that you will get my straight up opinion, along with all the facts I am aware of on the product. I want you to know about this special brand, so here is some history!.

“The effortless natural beauty of Parisian women and a passion for nature have forged my vision for Nuxe over the years. My philosophy has always been to offer every woman an indulgent, sensorial experience with products that are easy to use and combine precious natural active ingredients with the latest technological innovation.”   Aliza Jabès. (Founder). In 1989, Aliza discovered Nuxe, a small, natural skincare laboratory based in Paris, and purchased the Laboratory. She knew she’d hit on something big: a unique concept combining Nature and Luxury, fundamentals that have inspired and guided the brand’s philosophy through the years. There are: 45 PATENTS FILED Guarantee of performance, innovation and exclusivity PLUS, more patents coming.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you know that I have always had cracked, horrible lips, my entire life. I honestly do not know if there is a “heal all” lip care product out there, maybe this is it?. I am really loving this Lip Balm. I have never used a balm like this one before. The texture is very thick, which is beneficial  I think, and it has gives your lips a MATTE finish, something I’ve never seen in a Lip Balm before.There is the slightest ever scent of grapefruit which I find refreshing. I slap this on my lips at least 4 times a day, everyday, for the past week in a half and my lips are supple 🙂 You get Jar 0.52 oz for 15.00 and I’ll repurchase this for the rest of my days. Its not just me who loves this product, this has 5 star reviews everywhere i’ve looked.

Well there you have it my friends. If you decide to purchase this, HERE  use it, and please come back here and comment your thoughts on it, I’d love to interact with you!!.

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Always Sincerely, Your ALL things beauty lover,

Amber Morris.

 

 

 

 

Review’s of Red Rock Organics Manuka Honey Skin Cream, Face & Body Wash

Hello my Lovelies!. How are you doing? Let me know in the comments, please. The Brand, Red Rock Organics is a newer brand to me. I reached out to them simply because I have heard all the rage about Manuka Honey and what it can do for your skin, if it is the “real deal” Manuka Honey. I’ll give you some information.

It is very simple. Not all Manuka Honey available is the same!. Research behind Manuka honey is based on a special, unique, extra antibacterial property only found in some.
A ‘TA’ honey can simply not be compared to a genuine UMF® certified jar. (apples v pears). UMF® is a Total Quality mark for Manuka honey, so you can be confident the honey inside is true to label.

Genuine UMF® Manuka Honey complies with all five of the following criteria:

1. It has the name UMF® clearly stated on the front label.
2. It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand.
3. It is from a New Zealand company licensed to use the name UMF.
4. It has the UMF licensee’s name on the front label.
5. It has a rating of UMF5 or more

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what to look for, you know now to do better than I did. It is my own fault for not looking and reading more clearly about the products. I just saw the words, Manuka and squealed with excitement. Although the Face Wash and the Cream does not have the UMF® on either products, nowhere on Red Rocks Organics website do they claim to be using the real deal honey, so, that was over sighted by me. That said, I’ve been using the two for over two weeks with no breakouts or skin irritation. I am glad to have tested them out, but I will next time make sure I look into the ingredient list better. Here are some pictures for you 🙂

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There are a host of good ingredients in this line, but, also some that are not so good. It is hard to say if I would recommend these products. I’d say no, if you want all the benefits that true Manuka honey offers which are:

Healing sore throats, digestive illnesses, like  reducing acid reflux. Curing Staph infections and gingivitis, works marvelously for acne and eczema, improved wound healing, pain relief in burn patients,  boosts vitality, promote  energy, and has been known to improve skin tone and texture. Honestly the list goes on!.On the other hand my skin had no adverse explosions, for that I am happy. Red Rock Organics website to have a look at their products for sale.

I hope that this review has help you. I truly thrive on finding products to try for all of you. I hope you have a great, safe weekend and I’ll be seeing ya!.

Truly, Amber Morris.

 

 

Amphigory Cosmetics Review

Hello, my loves!. How was your weekend?. Mine was full of craziness, lots going on, but it was great!. I am SUPER excited about this review, because this is an Indie brand that I just found out about. Today I will be reviewing 6 items that they make and sell, but I FULLY plan on getting some other things to review for you lovelies :).

Amphigory Cosmetics is a small company in Lafayette, IN. Comprised of two people, Zevaluz and Pazuzu, husband and wife. They carry a variety of items!. From Cosmetics, Incense, Oils, Wigs, Hair Color, and Jewelry for ALL your beauty needs, and I LOVE that!.

Firstly is the Eye and Lip Primer I love that you can use this on both lips and eyes, so convenient. This gives you an even pale-skin-tone base color, which is especially useful for bright or dramatic eye / lip colors. Safe for eye and lip area. Be sure to use separate applicators for eye or lip area and no double dipping.   I used this product under every lip products and eyeshadow I tested for this review. I think that a primer (some) are life saviors when it comes to the application, wear time, and the color payoff is generally much better off as well. You get 3 grams in a pot, with a screw top lid for 10.70. This amount should last you awhile!. My eyelids are not especially oily, nor dry, just “normal” so I cant speak for those who have excessive oily eyelids.

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I really love their Metallic high shimmer LL Cream lipstain I have 2 shades. The first is  EMBER. A beautiful, beautiful Orange, with Gold flecks of shimmer.

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If you have yellow undertones to your complexion, this shade will be dynamite on you!. It is creamy, with a very slight minty scent that I find refreshing. This wore on my lips for about 6 hours. It wore off wonderfully ,with no patchiness what so ever. After the initial “shine” went away I was still left with an orange stain that did not look dry, unless of course, your lips are dry, then I would recommend that you exfoliate first. The selection of colors are amazing, I really love them all. There are 13 colors as of today to choose from and retail for, 10.50.

This next color is called, Emerald City  and as you may know green is my most loved color to use in makeup!.

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I love this one just as much as the Ember shade. This also retails for 10.50.

The next Item is one of her single eyeshadows, which are called, Bold Effect eyeshadow  I have the shade, Habitat . This shadow is so buttery, not lacking in pigmentation at all!. I need every color (eventually). They come in 11 shades, as of today. You get a whopping 3Grams for 8.50!. Also, you will find a selection of Glitter Shadows, 9 total for now.

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The next two items I will be reviewing are the Matte lipsticks The first shade is, Fireside. A gorgeous Blood Red that took me by surprise!. There are 16 Shades to choose from, you get 4 Grams of product for $10.00. Both of the shades that I have are NON-DRYING I was so impressed!. They glide on smoothly, and wear off in about 6 hours, but in a nice, even way that I look for in a Matte formula that is really hard to come by. They have a very slight sweet smell, just the right amount in my book. Also as an added bonus, the tops of the lids are clear!. I love that touch!. Just make sure you store them away from direct sunlight, you don’t want to ruin that wonderful lipstick!.

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The Black shade, in Black Widow, took me by surprise the most. I  have never worn a black lipstick in my life, but knew I had to have it!. It’s just so darn creamy and pigmented!. I highly recommend that you use some sort of lip liner or primer, like the one I mentioned above as a base, for the best wear time and to prevent feathering. Wear time is going to vary, depending on what you will be doing, just the same as others. I just love the formulation, and that’s what makes me want more!. I am sorry for the contrasting swatch, my camera just could not get focused correctly for whatever reason. I assure you this is a very intensely pigment-packed black, there is no question about that!.

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I hope you have found this helpful and exciting if you’ve never heard of this brand before!. I thrive on supporting, and spreading the word on small Indie Brands that I feel deserve the attention. I am happy to share this with you!. Until next time, take care of one another and come back to see me.

Remember- I also post on Instagram, my name is the same, Amberloveseyes12.

Join me on Snapchat as well, please @ Amberloveseyes

Sincerely Always, Amber Morris

 

 

 

 

 

My Current Highlighting Obsessions

Hello my lovelies!. I know its summertime everywhere, and this may be a cliché,  being that (almost) everyone needs that summer glow, but baby I need to glow year round!. Some of my picks are not meant to be used for highlighting, but really they are so multipurpose that you can put them anywhere you like.

This first product I am going to tell you about is not a highlighter that has shimmer in it, rather a natural brightening effect, hence the name, “Brightening Eye Base.” This is meant to highlight under eye circles, but works great also as a “natural” highlighter. Tony Moly is a Korean brand that I love, really love. You can purchase this HERE which is Beauty Net Korea, which is a site that I LOVE for truly authentic Korean products. You cant beat the price @ 6.65 U.S. !!!

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Product number 2 is more of a recent find for me. My wonderful Husband brought this beautiful product home to me and I fell in love with it immediately feel hard for it!. Its Makeup Forever Star powder. According to their website, this is how they describe it;  The Star Powder is a silky powder that catches the light and gives the skin an intense sparkle and unparalleled shine. They come in 35 shades!, 20.00 each. I am sorry to say that nowhere on the packaging has the shade listed. You can purchase these beauties HERE on their website. IMG_7668

This next product took me by surprise!. I love several of Elf Cosmetics items but you know they do have some products that make me think, “What?”.

This is called, Highlighting Dewy Drops and was released verily recently. It comes in this one shade, not named, but its a champagne/gold tone that takes my breath away. It glides on perfectly, no smell, and long lasting as well. You can purchase this HERE at a bargain of 4.00.IMG_7652

Elf released their Illuminating Palette a few months back. I have heard mixed reviews but I really love it, especially the shade I am going to show you!. They are all buttery soft, and lasts for at least 10 hours on my skin. You can purchase this HERE for 6.00.

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I have yet another Elf product that I was wowed by. We all know the big, HD boxed powders right?. This is a shade that was re-named, it was called Soft luminance, now its, Shimmer. It is a beautiful shimmery highlight, that leans more pink/ white once on the cheekbone. HERE is where you can find it at a steal of 6.00.IMG_7675

Kevyn Aucon Liquid Highlighter in Candle Light is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. I went to So Choix, found HERE Which is a place where you can try super high end cosmetics at 5.00 a pop to see if you like the product or not. I choose this and I think I need the full size because its just breath taking. The formula is perfection and it lasts all day on my skin. You can purchase it HERE for 52.00

The price is steep, but, you get an ounce of this product, in pump form, I bet it would last you over a year because the pigment is on another level of greatness!.

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Wet N Wild is a brand that I really enjoy. This Mega Shimmer I purchased on E-bay because sadly I cant find these anymore in store. This is a perfect white shimmer, its called White Lotus. I went to E-bay, typed in White Lotus and their are a huge amount on the site which I will link; HERE prices ranging from 3.00-7.00.

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Lastly I have a Highlighter from a truly wonderful Indie brand known as Star Crushed Minerals. I was so excited when I heard about this brand, found on Instagram. The owner is super sweet, the products speak for themselves, and prices are great!.

This is a True Gold highlighter, hence the shade, Honey Pot you get a whopping 3Grams of product that comes in a awesome, 10Gram jar *with a sifter!!. Price is 8.00 and you can get this, HERE

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I very much hoped that you found this read helpful and enjoyable. I love you all dearly, your so good to me. Don’t hesitate to E-mail me if you ever want to talk and ask me anything!, okay?. amberloveseyes12@gmail.com

Until next time my dear readers, have a good one!,

xo, Mrs. Amber Morris.