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To celebrate summer, I’m hosting my 1st Annual Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’m hosting a huge giveaway. The July MEGA Makeup giveaway has come to a close (Congrats Holly!), but the Amazing August Giveaway starts today.

The Amazing August Giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Some entries can only be completed once, but others can be done everyday from now until the end of the giveaway.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter. Since this month’s prize is worth approximately $280.00 and includes 21 beauty products, I’d recommend taking advantage of as many opportunities to enter as you can!

Amazing August Giveaway

So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

Products included in the Amazing August Giveaway Prize Pack:

ipsy Glam Bag Cosmetics Bag
Sephora Laptop/Tablet Case
e.l.f. Cosmetics Day to Night Lipstick Duo
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultra Precise Brow Pencil
e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Fashion Size
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Full Size
NYX SFX Creme Colour x3 (Blue, Black, and White)
OFRA Cosmetics Blush Pan Refill
Kat Von D Lock-It Blotting Powder
Pony Effect Mini Pebble Blender (2pcs)
City Color Glow Duo
Pony Effect Contour Lip Color
Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Color
Pony Effect Mirage Highlighter
Pony Effect #102 Large Blending Brush
NailHur Nail Makeup in Ghost Stiletto
MAKEUP BY evon #HDREADY Contour Palette
Danessa Myricks ColorFix

One winner with receive all of the products listed above in their prize pack. This prize of 21 beauty products is worth approximately $280.00.

YOU CAN ENTER THE AMAZING AUGUST GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING:

HERE

Good Luck!

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To celebrate summer, I’m hosting my 1st Annual Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’m hosting a huge giveaway. The June Skin Care and Makeup giveaway has come to a close, but the July MEGA Makeup giveaway starts today.

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Prizes to Win

The July MEGA Makeup Giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Some entries can only be completed once, but others can be done everyday from now until the end of the giveaway.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter.


So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Cover Shot

Products included in the July MEGA Makeup Giveaway Prize Pack:

memebox I’M PUFF
Pony Effect #102 Large Blending Brush
e.l.f. Cosmetics Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo
e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Lacquer
Ikee Design Purple Diamond Pattern Jewelry & Cosmetic Storage Display Boxes Two Pieces Set
PONY EFFECT Cover Up Pro Concealer
memebox I’M BRUSH
memebox I’M HIGHLIGHTER
PONY EFFECT Favorite Fluid Lip Tint
PONY EFFECT Stay Fit Matte Lip Color
memebox I’m Shading Palette Cream
memebox I’m Lip Crayon
PONY EFFECT Customizing Lip Palette
PONY EFFECT Conceptual Eye Quad

July MEGA Makeup Giveaway BABB

This prize is worth approximately $190.00.

YOU CAN ENTER THE JULY MEGA MAKEUP GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING:

HERE

Good Luck!


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To celebrate summer, I’m kicking off my Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’ll be hosting a huge giveaway!

The first Giveaway starts NOW! Well, technically it started at 12:00AM PST this morning. Don’t worry, there is no rush to enter, the giveaway will run until June 26th at 11:59PM PST.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter my giveaway. The giveaway is running for a full 2 weeks and some entry options can even be done daily.

So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

JUne Skin Care and Makeup Giveaway Products

Products included in the Prize Pack:

nooni snowflake stick cleanser perfect oil cleansing stick
memebox I’M BRUSH
Pony Effect Natural Purifying Cleansing Water
bonvivant headband white
nooni moisture on deep water dual moisturizing toner
Bath & Body Works Cool as a Cucumber Face Sheet Mask
Bath & Body Works Sea You Soon Face Sheet Mask
Bath & Body Works Totally Tea-riffic Face Sheet Mask
memebox I’M PUFF
Origins Varied Mask Samples
Pony Effect Master Eye Palette
MAKEUP BY evon #HDREADY Contour Palette
Pony Effect Personal Cheek
memebox I’m Lip Tint

This prize is worth approximately $170.00.

YOU CAN ENTER THE JUNE SKIN CARE AND MAKEUP GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING:

THIS LINK

Good Luck!


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Memebox Goodie Bag

After attending a Beauty Influencer event at Memebox HQ right here in San Francisco, I was sent home with a glorious goodie bag! Let’s unbox and review the original member of the Kitten Dynasty, Disco Kitten, and the brand new K-Beauty peel-off masks Space Kitten and Sugar Kitten.


PACKAGING

These three peel-off masks are simply packaged in small boxes. Each box captures the essence of the K-Beauty mask inside.

Inside each box are the product jars and an insert to place on top of the jars, along with the lids, to prevent the masks from drying out.

Kitten Dynasty Packaging

 


CONSISTENCY

Disco Kitten and Sugar Kitten have a very similar consistency, they are thick, but easy to apply without making much of a mess.

Space Kitten is very gooey and a little bit stringy, but it’s still pretty easy to apply. This is especially true when using a silicone brush to put it on.


INGREDIENTS & CLAIMS

DISCO KITTEN

  • Disco Kitten is an illuminating diamond peel-off mask. Naturally, diamonds go hand-in-hand with pearls. In addition to diamond powder, which boosts elasticity and removes impurities, this mask contains pearl powder. Pearl powder gently exfoliates and leaves your skin looking brighter. Other ingredients, like Rice Bran Extract, Oat and a White complex of Lily, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Elder Flower, and Magnolia promise to soften the skin, keep it healthy, and even out your its tone.

SUGAR KITTEN

  • Sugar Kitten is a hydrating holographic peel-off mask. It’s infused with ruby and pearl powder. The mask starts off a shining emerald and changes to a holographic pink as it dries. This has a gorgeous rose scent due to its rose water. The rose water and hyaluronic acid work to hydrate your skin and calm it, giving it a glowing, post-facial glow.

SPACE KITTEN

  • Space Kitten is a sapphire, diamond, and charcoal powder mask. We know that the diamond is in there to brighten your skin, the Sapphire also brightens as well as exfoliates. The charcoal in the mask absorbs sebum and impurities, making this mask ideal for your T-zone. As if these 3 ingredients weren’t enough, this mask also contains Volcanic Ash. Volcanic Ash, like Charcoal, absorbs sebum, but it also cleanses pores.

Kitten Dynasty Swatches


HOW TO

Utilizing the Memebox I Dew Care Silicone Brush when applying these masks will make application a breeze. At first I thought I would use the silicone brush and then my fingers to smooth on the mask, but after getting started with the brush I stuck with it.

i DEW CARE SILICONE BRUSH

Before applying any or all of the masks, cleanse and dry your skin. Use the silicone brush or your fingers to smooth on an even layer of the mask(s). Apply the mask(s) generously, but not too thick. Then, sit back and relax for 20-30 minutes (maybe check out some of my YouTube videos). Once completely dry, begin peeling off your mask at the outer edges, working your way inwards.

These masks can be used 2-3 times a week in the morning or evening.

If you’d really love to embody the mood and aesthetic of these K-Beauty masks, I recommend putting on an I Dew Care Cat Headband when applying your masks. Meow!

Kitten Dynasty Goodie Bag Contents


COST & WHERE TO PURCHASE

Each of the three masks costs $23.00. They can be purchased in-store at Ulta or online at Ulta.com or UrbanOutfitters.com.

Ulta is also selling an I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio, this trio costs $19.00. Purchasing the smaller versions in this trio provides a great way to sample each mask and mix and match which ones you’d like to use.


RECOMMEND?

DISCO KITTEN

  • Already having its own cult following, it’s safe to say that Disco Kitten was the perfect place to start when experimenting with the Kitten Dynasty. It has a soft floral scent, and like all three masks, looks lovely when you’re wearing it. The pearly white color turning to a brilliant chrome as it dries and the ease of peeling this mask off make it a winner. My skin felt refreshed and had a subtle glow after utilizing this mask.

I dew Care Disco Kitten

SUGAR KITTEN

  • This masks is my favorite of the bunch. I love the pastel yet holographic emerald color that it has that slowly shifts to pink as it dries. This has the pleasurable scent of a bouquet of roses and, like Disco Kitten, is easy to peel off. My skin felt hydrated and soft after using this mask. It also looked brighter.

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten

SPACE KITTEN

  • Space Kitten does a great job of cleansing pores and absorbing sebum, but DO NOT use it anywhere other than your nose. This mask is painful to peel off if used on your cheeks, chin, or forehead. It also left my cheeks red and a bit irritated, the irritation subsided fairly quickly, but the redness stuck around for several hours on my cheeks after using this mask. Other than that, this too has an enjoyable floral scent and it’s the most spectacular of the trio. I love the galactic look of it with its black base and sapphire and silver specks of shimmer.

I Dew Care Space Kitten

OVERALL

  • The Disco Kitten and Sugar Kitten peel-off masks are absolutely BABB (Bay Area Beauty Blogger) approved! Space Kitten is too, as long as it is used on your nose only.
  • These masks have lovely floral scents, they work well, and each one has it’s own eye-catching ethereal look. Love, love, love!

TIME FOR MY REVIEW VIDEO!


If you’ve tried these masks, please share your experiences with them in the comments! I have combination/oily skin, so hearing the perspective of others with different skin types would be really helpful!

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K Beauty Label

Korean Beauty (K-Beauty) is becoming more and more popular and I don’t think it’s just another fad. It’s popularity in the US began in 2016 and has exploded since then. Browsing my local Sephora the other day I was pleasantly surprised to see several K-Beauty brands displayed in their skin care section. I’ve been researching K-Beauty brands and products, testing them out, and they’re so good I had to share them with you.

So, why is K-Beauty so popular?

Reason One

Korean beauty products have expiration dates. We all know that makeup expires. Mascara expires after about 3 months, eyeshadow after about a year, etc., but it’s hard to remember when to stop using each and every product purchased. You could write an expiration date on every new product you purchase, but that’s extra work and ain’t nobody got time for that!

With Korean beauty products there is a deadline for product use. This should help eliminate wasted product. On the other hand, if a product isn’t completely used by the expiration date it’s clear that it needs to be tossed.

Reason TwoK-beauty products do not shy away from unconventional ingredients. These interesting, and sometimes icky sounding, ingredients are highly effective and therefore utilized. Putting snail essence (slime) on your face may sound disgusting, but it’s supposed to be very beneficial. TBH, I can’t speak from personal experience because I haven’t been able to bring myself to use any snail products yet.

Some of the other more memorable ingredients I’ve heard of being used are:

  • Cactus Oil
  • Birch
  • Horse Oil
  • Donkey Milk
  • Lava (Volcanic Scoria)
  • Pearls
  • Gold -I may never try any of the many snail products available, but I’d be more than happy to apply some pearls or gold to my face!

Reason Three

As a more superficial reason for loving K-beauty products, I’ve found the packaging to be all around adorable. If packaging isn’t super cute, it’s clean and aesthetically pleasing. Packaging is better shown in pictures so here are some examples of what I’m talking about.

K Beauty Cute Packaging

Pictured: Gudetama x HolikaHolika Lazy&Easy Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel $16.97, Baviphat Lemon Whitening Sleeping Pack $14.95, TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick $9.00, Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack $12.90, Peripera Ink Concealer $10.99, KARADIUM PUCCA LOVE EDITION Hello Sun Cream $11.99

Reason Four

Finally, the biggest reason I love K-Beauty is because I’ve found Korean beauty skin care products to actually work and a lot of high quality products are very affordable. Korean skin care focuses on the health of your skin and keeping it hydrated. Eliminating pigmentation is also a major focus, eliminating redness is a huge bonus I’ve benefited from using K-Beauty products.

Healthy and hydrated = flawless and glowing. I’ve tried several Korean skin care products and with very few exceptions I’ve really liked everything that I’ve put to the test. I’ve mainly tried skin care (and beauty) products that I’ve received in Korean beauty subscription boxes like Mishibox and Beauteque BB Bag.

So far, I’ve tried moisturizers, sheet masks, bubble masks, facial mists, blushes, eye brighteners and eyebrow products. As touched upon above, after using Chamos Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream, the need to neutralize redness on my cheeks became obsolete. I went from applying a green color correcting concealer daily to not needing it at all. I’ve had similar good luck with several other K-Beauty skin care products.

Best K Beauty Skin Care Products

Pictured: Chamos Lemon Ultra Whitening Cream $26.99, Thank You Farmer Back to Iceland Cleansing Water $23.50, TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base $9.00, Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder $9.00, MIZON Vita Lemon Sparkling Skin Care $8.69, The Face Shop Anti-Aging Firming Moisturizing Essence Sheets $15.87 for 10

Here are some K-beauty brands that I have not yet had the opportunity to try but have heard very good things about:

Reason FiveK-beauty takes the guess work out of skin care. You may or may not have heard of the 10-Step K-Beauty Skin Care Routine. This routine gives you a step-by-step guide to follow so you know exactly what needs to be done to best care for you skin.

I recently posted about my 6-Step skin care routine which consists of:

  1. Cleansing.
  2. Toning.
  3. Applying a serum.
  4. Applying eye cream.
  5. Moisturizing.
  6. Protecting my skin from the sun.

Completing a proper K-Beauty skin care routine would require me to add another cleansing, exfoliation, an essence, and a mask to this list. Here are the K-Beauty skin care routine steps, in order:

  1. Oil-Based Cleansing.
  2. Water-Based Cleansing.
  3. Exfoliation.
  4. Toning.
  5. Applying an essence.
  6. Applying a serum.
  7. Putting on a sheet mask.
  8. Applying eye cream.
  9. Moisturizing.
  10. Applying SPF.

This may seem like a lot, but how could you not have gorgeous skin after religiously following this regimen?


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To sum things up, K-Beauty let’s you know when your products have gone bad, it’s easy on the eyes, and it will make your skin happy. That’s all I need to know, how about you?

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