Red lips or shimmer? The usual debate of my holiday lips. Why not both? Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in shade Joli Rouge might as well be called Jolly Rouge, because it’s the happiest red. My lips are always so dry and chapped in the winter and this formula is so creamy and moisturizing and goes on so smooth. It features Mango Oil and organic Marsh Samphire to condition and nourish lips for 6 hours.
Top it off with their Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in shade Honey Glam to create the perfect lip look for all your festive gatherings. Their lip oils are infused with 100% pure plant oils to nourish, sooth and plump lips. Honey Glam adds just the right amount of shimmer and shine making it the perfect top coat for your holiday parties.
Halloween is a fun time of year when you can really go outside your comfort zone and play dress up without any concern about looking too ridiculous or over-dressed. This year, I decided to be Kim Kardashian. It was very entertaining creating this costume considering it was my first ‘stuff my bra/butt experience.’ It also gave me an opportunity to test a lot of products.
Here’s a quick excerpt of the my Kim Kardashian look (more detailed review to come):
Redken Go Clean Shampoo and Finish Up Conditioner – Love it! This is part of Redken’s men’s line but it works really well on my hair. Great lather, my hair comes out shiny and well, clean. But yes, you’ll smell like a dude. When men ask me for a list of products I recommend for them, this is always on the list (unless they have color treated hair).
Ken Paves Professional Styling Iron – Part of Ken Paves’ Travel line, is this lightweight straightener, which is fast becoming my everyday straightener – it’s that good. Originally I was apprehensive about this product since I didn’t think ‘one heat setting fits all’ is viable for flat irons; however it gets very hot (up to 410 degrees F), which is what is really necessary for my curly hair. Warning, if you generally use your flat iron on a low heat setting, this may not be the product for you. Unless of course the heat settings automatically adjusts based on hair need, but either way there is no dial to manually control it. I will investigate this further and report back.
Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment– a great protective cream for when you’re using a flat iron or blow-drying your hair. Helps fight frizz and only requires a small dollop to service your entire scalp. It’s no wonder this line has been winning so many prestigious beauty awards!