Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect concealer, and after hearing tons of people rave over the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer palette I had to try it! I originally tried this concealer out for the first time almost over a year ago and I loved it. For some reason I never repurchased it until now. This concealer runs for around 10 dollars and is available at Target. It contains three types of concealer and one finishing powder. There is one light and one dark shade which can very easily be mixed to get your perfect color. Although if you have a much darker skin tone neither of the colors in the palette will probably work for you. The third color is a green concealer used to combat redness.

The consistency of these concealers isn't very creamy, it's actually a bit dry to me. But the more you warm it up between your fingers the creamier it can become. I believe this would work very well for those with oily skin because of it's consistency, but those with dry skin will fair well with it too.

The  coverage is very nice if you aren't looking for a very full coverage concealer. I mean it does cover up quite a lot but if you're trying to cover up something like severe acne, it's not enough. It's wonderful for the under eye area. The darker colored concealer has a slight peachy tone on lighter skin, so if you're pale like me mixing it with the lighter color really gets rid of those dark under eyes!

The setting powder is wonderful. It's smooth and doesn't appear cakey on the skin.

Overall I find this concealer wonderful and would recommend it! What's your favorite concealer? -Sami xx

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

One Direction Inspired Fashion!

A few days ago I was on and stumbled across a picture of Harry Styles. That got me thinking that I should make some One Direction inspired outfits for the summer! So here's what I came up with, plus some bonus Eleanor Calder and Danielle Peazer at the end!

Here's the boys!

 I think Eleanor wore this when she was at the airport. ( Correct me if I'm wrong please)
Danielle's outfit from when she danced in the Jubilee.

I hope you've enjoyed these! I know a lot of people like Eleanor's outfits so if you want me to do more please feel free to request which ones in the comment section below, I'll try my best to make them :) I'll take outfit requests from anyone else as well! xx -Sami

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: Elizabeth Arden Daily Moisture Lotion

A few weeks ago I was browsing through a selection of Elizabeth Arden products on a trip to TJMaxx and came across the Daily Moisture Lotion. I've been looking for a good moisturizer for quite some time now and since I could get this one for half off (retails for $39.99 and I got it for $19.99) I thought I should give it a try.

I'm not sure how well this will work for every skin type, but for my normal to dry skin it works very well! The formula is lightweight so it won't feel heavy or thick on the skin. After applying, my skin feels very soft and smooth. It's really lovely! This lasts pretty well for me throughout the day. I haven't noticed my skin becoming dry again at all. Also a nice little bonus, this moisturizer has SPF 15 to protect your skin from the sun!

I have only two minor complaints about this product. The first is that there isn't a pump so in order to get the product out I have to either slowly pour the product onto my hand or dip a q-tip inside. The second is the smell. Since there's SPF in the moisturizer it does give off a sunscreen scent. It's not terrible but still not my favorite thing to smell like :P Of course these "flaws" aren't enough to take away from how awesome this product is!