Monday, November 11, 2019

I Dew Care Vitamin Glow Collection


I Dew Care Vitamin Glow Collection Review, Photos

I Dew Care’s Vitamin Glow Collection is a new skincare range targeted at dull, lackluster skin. The packaging is fun and bright and the formulas are lightweight and perfect for most skin types except very oily or acne prone. I love how all of these come with a spatula, especially the ones packaged in a jar. I tried this range sometime towards the end of summer and think most products are perfect for the summertime or if you live somewhere where it doesn't get too cold and dry.

The Berry Melting Makeup Remover Balm ($23; ulta.com) is one of my favorite products from the collection - a balm to oil melting cleanser that gets all my makeup off, including waterproof. It does have a strong scent though and as always, I prefer using a warm washcloth to remove and follow it up with a second cleanser for a squeaky clean feel. This is great for all skin types and does not leave my skin feeling dry or stretchy.


I Dew Care Berry Melting Makeup Remover Balm Review, Photos

The Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum ($25; ulta.com) is a lightweight Vitamin C layering serum that can be used day or night. It hydrates, brightens and absorbs pretty quickly under makeup.

I Dew Care Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum Review, Photos

The Thirst Things First Revitalizing Vitamin C Mist Mask ($19; ulta.com) is a dual phase mist mask and something I use more like a face mist on bare skin. I did find this one to be a tad sticky and more like a refreshing mist than what a mask would do. It's not a must have, but nice to have especially on hot and humid days and sits better on bare skin.

I Dew Care Thirst Things First Revitalizing Vitamin C Mist Mask Review, Photos

The Easy Glow Vitamin C Lip Oil ($12; ulta.com) is another one of my favorite products from this range. I love the glossy berry tint from this one and how very moisturizing it feels on the lips. Super lightweight and non-sticky too!

I Dew Care Easy Glow Vitamin C Lip Oil Review, Photos

The Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask ($16; ulta.com) is a thick lip balm/mask that I like to use mostly in the nightime and is quite hydrating without the waxy feel.

I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask Review, Photos

Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream ($29; ulta.com) is an everyday gel moisturizer that is better during the summertime, especially on drier skin types like mine. The formula needs to be mixed together so the cream and gel come together and is easier to apply.

I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream Review, Photos

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Gabriel Cosmetics Disco Mood 10-Free Nail Polish Collection

 Gabriel Cosmetics Disco Mood 10-Free Nail Polish Collection

Gabriel Cosmetics ($8.50 ; gabrielcosmetics.com) is a brand new to me and I recently tried out a few of their 10-free nail colors from the fall Disco Mood collection. The collection features jewel tones in matte and shimmer finishes. The formula is easy to work with and has a smooth consistency with not too much bubbling. Most of the colors were opaque in one coat, I added a second coat for complete opacity. With the exception of the matte shade (Hot Pants), everything else was quite glossy without a top coat. The lasting power was average - I started seeing chipping and tip wear after 2-3 days, which is typical for me with any nail polish. My favorites from the collection are Stardust which has a unique blue/purple shift and Disco Queen.


Gabriel Cosmetics Disco Mood 10-Free Nail Polish Collection

Gabriel Cosmetics Disco Mood 10-Free Nail Polish Collection




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beautyblender Glass Glow Shinelighter Crystal Clear Highlighter

beautyblender Glass Glow Shinelighter Review, Photos


The Glass Glow Shinelighter ($25; sephora.com) by beautyblender is a face gloss in a clear, non-sticky gel form that can be used in multiple ways. It can be mixed in with products or used on its own like a highlighter or topper. The consistency is slightly thick, but not too thick and easy to work with. It can feel slightly slick, especially if you have oily skin, but it's great on dry skin even with a little bit of texture. The glow from this one is quite natural and almost wet looking without being greasy or tacky. I prefer using this on its own, just like a cream highlighter rather than mixing it in with products. I like how this is free of any kind of shimmer or glitter, so just a glossy gel with a lot of shine for a beautifully dewy look. A little goes a really long way with this one, so be sure to dab the tiniest amount or the final result could look a tad too shiny and slick. I also like to use my fingers to apply as it's more forgiving and easier to work with.

beautyblender Glass Glow Shinelighter Review, Photos
Wearing Shine Lighter on my cheekbones, inner corner and down the bridge of my nose.

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