Tag Archives: skincare

BareSkin Foundation

July 27, 2014

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Like most of you, I am a product junkie-always looking for the perfect product for my skin. When Bare Mineral’s announced their liquid foundation, I was immediately intrigued and excited to try! I normally use Urban Decay’s Naked foundation, but I went to Ulta with high hopes because of the brand’s reputation and the fact that it’s cheaper. I purchased the product and hurried home to try it. I bought Bare Linen 03 (seems to be the most popular shade). I skipped buying the brush and stuck to my MAC stippling one. Here’s my review!

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Pros:
Super easy application
Requires only 2-3 small drops
Sheer but perfect coverage
Staying power
Very light on skin-hence “bareSkin”
Cheaper than other department store foundations ($29)
SPF 20

Cons:
The brush is a bit pricey ($28). I think the brush that was designed for bareSkin is better than my trusty MAC stippling brush due to it’s very light and liquid consistency. I will probably go back and purchase the brush.
It’s so sheer and used such a small amount that I have trouble knowing if it’s on my skin and if it is fully covering (but it is!).

Overall, I give this foundation two thumbs up! Go get it now and look flawless!

Brynlea Cunniff

Beauty Talk: Vichy Cleanser

January 15, 2014

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I’m a product junkie- tried and true; confessed and accepted! I love beauty products and am always seeking the best. I’ve come across an amazing cleanser at Ulta that I have completely fallen in love with- Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Cleanser by Vichy.

Vichy is a region in France known for its healing thermal waters dating back to the 1600s. Royalty would often visit for dermatological treatments becoming a destination for the elite. In 1903, Coco Chanel was a “water girl” for Vichy before she ventured into the fashion world. The Vichy Brand of 80 years have encompassed the essence of this region creating state-of-the-art skincare.

Purete Thermale 3-in-1 cleanser is a cleansing milk, toner and makeup remover all in one. Free of parabens, dyes and harsh sulfates, this cleanser is perfect for all skin types-even sensitive. Although the directions state you can just apply with a cotton ball and no rinsing is needed, I can’t stand the thought of leaving anything on my skin. Cleansing is the art of rinsing away impurities, right? So I apply, massage in and rinse.

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This cleanser is amazing! It really does remove even the hardest waterproof mascara and lip-stains while leaving my skin soft, clean and supple (thanks to the generous amount of vitamins and thermal water).  I highly recommend this product.

If $19.50 sounds costly for a cleanser, just think about this: you don’t need to buy makeup remover or toner. So, in reality, this cleanser is a smart choice for everyone. You won’t be disappointed!

Pick up at Ulta or check out www.vichyusa.com
Brynlea Cunniff
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