b·a·gorgie
Expand all articles | Collapse all articles | Text Size

A

A

A

                  

Charming Cosmetics

March 29, 2019

I'm addicted to cosmetics! Even though my Cosmocube is overflowing and my beauty studio stash (products awaiting photos and reviews) is abundant, I can't control the need to peruse the online Sephora store OFTEN. The Just Arrived section is the latest and greatest lineup at the cosmetic Mecca of the world.

With transparent bags trending this Spring/Summer, attractive products and accessories are a must. Here's a few fun items that will brighten up your summer.. Of course, everything is pink - I'm obsessed!

I'm a HUGE fan of the Sephora Collection. The cosmetics typically cost less then most brands, but maintain a high-quality standard. There's always new products in the just arrived section online and currently 500+ items to peruse.

This Sephora Collection Love You Beary Much Retractable Brush is super cute. It's the perfect gift for a budding amateur and their little girl makeup kit AND for an expert with a free-spirited, cute sense of style. 

This charming bear has a a retractable swivel brush that allows you to control the amount of bristles used and thus create a number of brush styles. The rounded bristles are dense and super soft.

Just remove the bears head, push down on the plastic column and apply blush, bronzer and powder foundation. I suppose you could use this brush to apply liquid foundation, but it's gonna leave a mess inside the bears head. 

This delightful design also includes two tiny brushes in the bears stomach - so cute! The small angled brush and spoolie are great for shaping and enhancing your eyebrows. This plastic bear case isn't gonna fit in my everyday cosmetic bag, but the two little brushes are the perfect mini-size.

The Love You Beary Much retractable brush is made from plastic and is lightweight. It's a little challenging to get the white door open the first few times, but the cute bear head removes easily and pops back on nicely. LOVE!

YES! This ionic technology blowdryer has a vanilla-scented infuser that exudes a sweet scent while you blow-dry your hair. It's BRILLIANT! The Sephora Collection Sweet Scents Perfume Infusing Blowdryer contains a removable "Sweet Bunny" infuser that looks like a cartoon bunny and smells delicious. LOVE! 

The vanilla scent reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake (the doll). It's pleasant, BUT super-strong. I'm popping Advils while I type this review! If you are sensitive, you can remove the vanilla scent "Sweet Bunny", but that would kinda defeat the purpose?! 

I hope this innovative tool is a success and Sephora Collection releases new "Sweet Bunny" scents. Coconut and chocolate are at the top of my list - HINT HINT..

The lightweight dryer is foldable and has an ultra-quiet 110V DC motor. The handle is ergonomically correct and comfortable to hold. AND, there is a multi-step switch for drying options. This gentle ionic dryer comes with a pouch and is great for travel.

The plastic design feels a little cheap, but what it lacks in quality, it makes up for cute, innovative design. This pink and white, vanilla infused hairdryer is PERFECT for a little girl or an immature big girl! Ladies and gents obsessed with pink and child-like products - don't be offended, keep doing you and enjoy your vanilla scented hair..

In addition to the velvet-like travel bag, there is also a cute scrunchie in the box. The black hair tie has pink polka dots and two structured bunny ears. Super cute! My Toy Poodle, Teddy, loves hair ties - this one will keep him busy for hours!

I was shopping for facial rollers (rose quartz, jade..) and came across this Kaja Roller Glow Roll-on Highlighting Balm. The fun, unique design includes a rectangular pot of pearlescent pink highlighter and two mini, hygienic paint rollers. It's super cute and an effective way to apply highlighter to your body. 

The case is plastic and a pretty magenta shade. Enclosed is a mirror and and one roller applicator that snaps on to a plastic door that separates the sponge from the highlighting balm. There is also an extra mini paint roller in the box. 

The kit is little pricy, but there is a lot going on inside the box and the design is super-fun! This product is the perfect gift for a little girl experimenting with makeup - Or anyone addicted to cosmetics, pink and has a light sense of humor. 

The cream-to-powder highlighter consists of ultra-reflective pigments of pearlescent pink with a golden undertone. The roll-on result is subtle and perfect against pale or slightly sun-kissed skin. This little paint roller is great for applying an even layer of highlighter to your arms and décolletage.

The sample photo on sephora.com are misleading - the product is super-subtle and you'd have to apply a ridiculous amount to get the result in the photo. 

The brush is small enough to roll along your cheekbones, but I prefer a tool that allows for more concise application. If you like the sparkle in this highlighter, I suggest using your finger to apply the duo-chrome product.

The Cosmic Laundry color is super-reflective - There is a lot of sparkle in this cream-to-powder balm. The product blends nicely. The Kaja Roller Glow isn't gonna replace my go-to highlighters, but the concept is cute and I had fun sharing my product review with you..

Print view|Tags: Sephora Collection Love You Beary Much Retractable Brush, bear shaped brush, Sephora Collection Sweet Scents Perfume Infusing Blowdryer, scented hair dryer, vanilla scented hair, sweet bunny, sweet bunny scents, Sephora Sweet Bunny, Kaja Roller Glow Roll-on Highlighting Balm, apply highlighter with paint roller, ways to apply highlighter, fun beauty products, Sephora Collection, Kaja, cosmetics for little girls, pink beauty, pink cosmetics

Charming Cosmetics

March 29, 2019
I'm addicted to cosmetics! Even though my Cosmocube is overflowing and my beauty studio stash (products awaiting photos and reviews) is abundant, I can't control the need to peruse the online...

Valentine's Vibe

February 05, 2019
I LOVE bag accessories - this Prada heart plushie bag accessory (available at Farfetch) is the perfect Valentine's Day bag charm AND a lovely gift. This is the perfect Valentine's Day handbag charm to elevate your look and show everyone that you "care"! 

I'm not the kinda girl that wants a fancy dinner, at the "best" restaurant in town on Valentine's Day. I wanna relax at home, have a home cooked meal and drink wine.. BUT, I'm still gonna dress for the occasion and get in to the Valentine's Vibe. These t-shirts are perfect for an at-home Valentine's dinner or humble get-together. You can pair them with sweatpants at home, a feminine skirt for dinner at a chic restaurant or denim and an oversized cardigan for a casual dinner. 

This one is my favorite. The Love Moschino t-shirt dress dons a woman wearing pink alligator and blowing kisses. It's odd and I LOVE it! The striped, cotton t-shirt gives this dress a sporty vibe and is perfect for a casual Valentine's Day soiree. 

This Dolce & Gabbana Love Is What You Want t-shirt (available at Farfetch) is perfect for February 14th (the most sought after, I wanna be in love day of the year). The text is fitting and the pop of color aligns with the traditional Valentines's Day theme. 

I WANT THIS ONE (hint hint)! This MIU MIU heart embellished ring (available at MIU MIU) is gorgeous and a Valentine's Day gem. The silver ring is embellished with crystals and a dangling pearl. LOVE! 

Chiara Ferragni glitter heart sneakers are stylish and fun. The silver and red heart glitter embellishments are perfect for Valentine's Day. Pair these sneakers with chic joggers or a t-shirt dress for an "I'm a fun, easy going kinda girl" Valentine's Day look. 
Print view|Tags: Valentines Vibe, Prada heart plushie bag accessory, Love Moschino t-shirt dress, Dolce & Gabbana Love Is What You Want t-shirt, MIU MIU heart embellished ring, Chiara Ferragni glitter heart sneakers, Valentines Day looks, Valentines Day t-shirts, Valentines Day 2019, Valentines Day inspiration

Valentine's Vibe

February 05, 2019
I LOVE bag accessories - this Prada heart plushie bag accessory (available at Farfetch) is the perfect Valentine's Day bag charm AND a lovely gift. This is the perfect Valentine's Day handbag charm...

HUM Supplements

August 06, 2018

HUM is an all-natural line of supplements that include tablets, soft gels, gummies and powders. These 'beauty' vitamins have been thoughtfully developed to address lifestyle and beauty concerns. The founders of HUM believe diet alone will not address all of your beauty concerns and regular intake of targeted supplements will give you a little extra boost. 

There are currently twenty-five HUM supplements sold at Sephora, ranging from cleansing vitamins, dietary supplements, skin, nails and hair vitamins, collagen boosters and sleep supplements. I initially purchased many products from the HUM lineup, but the dietary and cleanse vitamins didn't agree with my stomach. I also struggle with taking vitamins and pills, (especially the large ones), so taking four huge vitamins a day wasn't for me. I did however like the gummies, Collagen POP dissolvable tablets and Beauty zzZz supplements.


The Collagen POP tablets consist of premium marine collagen peptides and vitamin C. Combined these supplements boost skin hydration, elasticity and firmness. HUM's type one collagen (premium marine collagen), is the same found in the body AND Vitamin C increases natural collagen in the body. Of course, as we age, the collagen in our body decreases, so it's important to take supplements that encourage collagen production. 

I've only gone through one container of HUM Collagen POP fizzing tablets and it's too early to say whether or not these tablets make a difference. I do however prefer dissolvable tablets over hard pills and super-sized vitamins. The taste is kinda strange and floral-like. I'm not into drinking or eating flowers, so that's a deterrent. Maybe HUM will produced a fruity flavored tablet - hint hint HUM! I will however continue to drop these dissolvable tablets in my water every other day. If anything, HUM Collagen POP tablets intrigued me and now I'm set on finding a collagen supplement suitable for me.


HUM Beauty zzZz vegetarian tablets will absolutely promote a good night sleep. I started taking these sleep enhancing tablets last year - I had so much on my mind, was stressing about life and only sleeping a few hours a night. I was exhausted all of the time and felt like a zombie during the day. These sleep supplements definitely improved my sleep habits. Thankfully, I sleep much better now, BUT once and a while I take these melatonin and B6 supplements when I'm restless.

If you're anxious and need to catch up on your zzz's, try taking a Benadryl. This allergy medication puts me right to sleep and keeps me under for hours. I'm not a doctor and am not recommending regular use, but I don't see anything wrong with taking allergy medication - you would after all take one Zyrtec a day during allergy season!
Print view|Tags: HUM, HUM supplements, HUM Collagen POP tablets, collagen tablets, collagen supplements, HUM Beauty zzZz, sleep supplements, Benadryl for sleeping

HUM Supplements

August 06, 2018
HUM is an all-natural line of supplements that include tablets, soft gels, gummies and powders. These 'beauty' vitamins have been thoughtfully developed to address lifestyle and beauty concerns. The...

One Two Lash

January 11, 2018
 
I read an article about these magnetic faux-lashes in July 2016 and HAD TO HAVE THEM! I'm sure I was one of the first people to order One Two Lashes for myself and my friends. I was on the waiting list for many months. BUT after a brief encounter, I tucked them away in my twelve story Cosmocube and forgot about them. 

A year + later, I decided to give this innovative product another go.. I am a huge fan of faux-lashes. AND I had sky-high hopes for these magnetic false lashes by One Two Cosmetics.

 
 
I want to like these false lashes, but they don't sit on my natural lashes well. The idea is genius, but the design needs a little tweaking. The magnets attach well and hold, but the shape of the lash band is unnatural. The band is practically straight and doesn't shape your natural eyelid. If you're like me and wear very little eye makeup, these misshaped lashes are super obvious and kinda look cheap. THEY ARE NOT CHEAP. When I originally purchased One Two Lashes they retailed for $59 and today for $69. These lashes are not worth the high cost.
 
The application is easy (once you get the hang of it). It took me a good hour to play with them and master the positioning. You use your thumb and index finger to hold the lashes (one in each hand) and 'simply' place one under your natural lashes and one above. The tiny, rectangular shaped magnets will catch immediately. There's no glue, so you can move them around slightly and quickly remove them to reset the position. The removal is easy - just slide the magnets apart. 
 
 
These One Two Lashes are half strips and meant to be used on the outer lash line. I'm a fan of enhancing your outer lashes - half strips lift and enhance your eyes. Half strips may however be a deterrent for anyone seeking a super-dramatic look. I think if you wear a ton of eye makeup (to mask the straight-band design) and possibly apply two sets of these faux-lashes, it might look ok. MAYBE! Before you purchase these lashes, watch youtube videos. There's great reviews featuring One Two Lash application and the results.
 
Magnetic lashes is a great idea, and with proper execution, can change the faux-lash industry dramatically. The only downside to faux-lashes is the glue and lasting damage from glue toxins and aggressive removal. Magnetic lashes eliminate the glue and are gentle on your natural lashes. Someone please revisit this design and make it work! Maybe a strip of micro-magnets along the band and a proper band shape would be more successful (hint hint).
 
While doing a little research for this blog post, I noticed that One Two Cosmetics released full coverage lashes. I've ordered two styles and will post a detailed review in the next few weeks. My fingers are crossed!
Print view|Tags: One Two Lash, One Two Cosmetics, magnetic lashes, false magnetic lashes, faux magnetic lashes, do magnetic lashes work, One Two Lash review, One Two Cosmetics review, false lashes 2017, false lash trends

One Two Lash

January 11, 2018
  I read an article about these magnetic faux-lashes in July 2016 and HAD TO HAVE THEM! I'm sure I was one of the first people to order One Two Lashes for myself and my friends. I was on the...

Up close and Simple

July 28, 2015
It's hot and humid in Santorini.. Fussing with perfect hair and makeup is wasted vacation time, so I'm keeping it simple. Bronzer and coral blush are enough to brighten my complexion and give a natural glow (of course I'm avoiding to tan my face). Bronzer allows for consistent color all over without undoing all the facial laser treatments and anti-aging you've worked towards over the years - your face is sensitive and you will regret the sun damage one day. I straightened my hair once and it lasted a few hours - not worth the effort. My hairtysle of choice - a low-bun with pieces falling out. A windblown 'effortless' style.

Accessories are important on vacation and white pieces standout against your sun-kissed skin. Layer bracelets and pile on small rings - opt for tiny rose gold or silver rings on each finger (rose gold looks great on tanned skin). Vacation destinations are great places to shop for accessories - so hit the stores early in your vacation and stock up on local (handmade) accessories.

Accessories pictured here: Dior Chicago Aviators, Bottega Veneta Knot Bracelet, Isabel Marant Bracelet, Gabriela Artigas Rose Simple Rings, Blanca Monros Black Diamond Ring, Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring, Kate Spade Bow Bracelet.
Print view|Tags: Simple vacation makeup, Santorini Accessories, Dior Chicago Aviators, Bottega Veneta Knot Bracelet, Isabel Marant Bracelet, Gabriela Artigas Rose Simple Rings, Blanca Monros Black Diamond Ring, Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring, Kate Spade Bow Bracelet, Kimberley McLaughlin

Up close and Simple

July 28, 2015
It's hot and humid in Santorini.. Fussing with perfect hair and makeup is wasted vacation time, so I'm keeping it simple. Bronzer and coral blush are enough to brighten my complexion and give a...

Karlito Tote

July 16, 2015
This tote is amazing and 'yes' I'm considering it.. It's a vibrant, outrageous carryall tote that says, 'I'm ridiculous and I have a great sense of fashion humor'. Karlito Tote is just one of the clever and kooky items from Fendi this season. Fendi's Bag Bug/Monster collection for Fall 2015 include oversized fur embellished monster scarves, Karlito iPhone cases and sneakers, Bag Bug sweaters, shoes and bags, fur monster jackets and shearling monster backpacks, for the more subdued a furry brow atop one-eye Bag Bug scarfs and beanies (I'm partial to the gray and pink) and of course new bag charms - Luv these fur balls. The collection continues to expand with new items released each day.. Visit farfetch.com and NET-A-PORTER to view Fendi's newly released Bag Bug apparel and accessories. I'm loving this collection!
Print view|Tags: Karlito Tote, Fendi Fall 2015, Bag Bug Charm

Karlito Tote

July 16, 2015
This tote is amazing and 'yes' I'm considering it.. It's a vibrant, outrageous carryall tote that says, 'I'm ridiculous and I have a great sense of fashion humor'. Karlito Tote is just one of...

Yassas Greece

July 09, 2015
I'm packing for Santorini, Greece (YAY!) and thought I'd share with you my summer vacation essential cosmetics list and vacation beauty advise. Rule #1 - keep your makeup natural and your routine simple.

Opt for a natural glow with Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder and Bobbi Brown Blush and Highlighter Cheek Palette - shades of coral brighten your face and accentuate your bronzed skin. Buxom Mascara in black will make your lashes thicker, longer and give you a naturally enhanced look. I'm a lipstick girl, so it's no surprise I have four lip products in my cosmetic bag - Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme for the ultimate pouty lip, YSL Tint-in-Oil lip gloss to nourish my lips, Dior Addict Lip Glow in coral for the perfect summer shade and Bite Beauty BB for lips to hydrate, prime and protect my lips from sun damage.

Where there are tropical temperatures there is usually humidity which = frizzy, unmanageable hair! Don't fuss over a perfect hairstyle and opt for wavy 'I'm on vacation and I don't care' hair. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder is a light dry shampoo with a fresh scent (oh and gives great volume when applied to roots). For texture and light hold in your waves use Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish.

Protecting your body from sun damage is of the utmost importance. I use Tizo3 sunscreen on my face (day and night, cause it's a great tinted primer), Skin Ceuticals Epidermal Repair for much needed moisturizing after the sun - this cream is used to repair skin after facial procedures and works great on sunburns. After a long day in the sun, the fresh scent of Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (reminds me of blueberries) will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated - this cleanser removes makeup and oil while gently exfoliating your skin. Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash is effective and refreshing.
Print view|Tags: summer vacation essential cosmetics list 2015, what to pack for Santorini, Greece, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, Bobbi Brown Blush and Highlighter Cheek Palette, Buxom Mascara, Too Faced Lip Injection, YSL Tint-in-Oil, Dior Addict Lip Glow, Bite Beauty BB for Lips, Pret-a-Powder, Dryspun Finish, Tizo3, Skin Ceuticals Epidermal Repair, Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Bobbi Brown, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Yassas Greece

July 09, 2015
I'm packing for Santorini, Greece (YAY!) and thought I'd share with you my summer vacation essential cosmetics list and vacation beauty advise. Rule #1 - keep your makeup natural and your routine...

The Morning After Shower Cap

June 02, 2015
Drybar's The Morning After shower cap is lined with soft terry cloth to protect your hair from moisture, humidity and feels comfy against your skin. The fit is great - not too tight, but snug enough to keep your hair dry. The Morning After shower cap is my preferred headpiece for those days when I can't be bothered washing my hair.

Purchase the The Morning After shower cap at thedrybar.com or Sephora.com.
Print view|Tags: The Morning After Shower Cap, Drybar hair accessories, Drybar shower cap, best shower cap 2015, terry-cloth lined shower cap

The Morning After Shower Cap

June 02, 2015
Drybar's The Morning After shower cap is lined with soft terry cloth to protect your hair from moisture, humidity and feels comfy against your skin. The fit is great - not too tight, but snug enough...
$_articles->_pag->pagina:1
$_articles->_pag->pagtotal:1

Facebook Lookbook Facebook LinkedIn Pintrest

Search

b.a.gorgie on Instagram

Featured video

Facebook Lookbook Facebook LinkedIn Pintrest

Search

b.a.gorgie on Instagram

Copyright © 2014, b·a·gorgie®, All rights reserved.