Mask Monday:: Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask

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When I first saw this mask I was hoping that it would be dupe for the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask (which I’ve done a review on) and about $60.00 cheaper.  While it is a good mask it doesn’t in my opinion hold a candle to the GlamGlow Mask.  It works in a similar manner; it goes on black and as it dries turns grey as it ‘draws out impurities’.  I like using this as an everyday mask and reserve the GlamGlow for special occasions as it really does transform your skin.

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I also compared the ingredient list of the two masks and they do have some similar ingredients but not enough to say that the Avon is a dupe for GlamGlow.

 

Products Mentioned::

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask– $6.99

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask– $69.00

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

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Hello Beauty Lovers!  I am really excited to finally tell you about the Christmas Giveaway!  Starting Monday December 1st you will have the chance to win twelve beauty related prizes.  Four will be given away via this blog, four through Twitter and four through Facebook.  And you can win one prize from each form of social media.  So… if you are a lucky winner through Facebook you can still enter the giveaways on the blog and Twitter!  And if you head over to Facebook you have the opportunity to automatically be entered into all twelve days of giveaways by simply liking and sharing this status!

Each giveaway will last 24 hours and begin/end at 12pm eastern time.  Here is the run down of each day and where you need to go to enter!

Monday December 1st, 2014— Facebook

Tuesday December 2nd, 2014— whateverlara.com

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014— Twitter

Thursday December 4th, 2014— Facebook

Friday December 5th, 2014— whateverlara.com

Saturday December 6th, 2014—Twitter 

Sunday December 7th, 2014—Facebook

Monday December 8th, 2014—whateverlara.com

Tuesday December 9th, 2014— Twitter

Wednesday December 10th, 2014— Facebook

Thursday December 11th, 2014—whateverlara.com

Friday December 12th, 2014— Twitter

New Series— Products I’ve Hit Pan On

Over the next month or so you can expect to see blog posts in my new series “Products I’ve Hit Pan On”.  I’ve somehow managed to use up or nearly use up a number of products around the same time and thought that this would be a good way to share them with you.  Because if I used it up, it is probably something I really like and you should know about it! 

Mask Monday:: Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

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Ahhh, what this you’re sharing with us today Lara, a brownie recipe? Smell like a brownie? Yes.  Look like brownie batter? Yes.  Taste good?  Um No!

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This is is a Fresh Face Mask from Lush called ‘Cupcake’.  If you are not familiar with the fresh face mask line from Lush, they are facial masks made from fresh, perishable ingredients that you can only buy in a Lush store.  This is what Lush has to say about this mask…

Cupcake is our one Fresh Face Mask that was created for a bit of fun. At the time, our inventor’s daughter was a young girl having slumber parties with her girlfriends every weekend, so he whipped up a chocolate mint mask for young, oily skin (officially solidifying him as the coolest dad ever). If you suffer from oily or spotty skin, slather it in this cocoa concoction. With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse- Cupcake is a sweet savior for young faces. Smothering yourself in chocolate for clearer skin? Every teenage girl’s dream…

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While I am many years removed from being a teenager, my skin hasn’t seemed to realize that yet.  I still suffer from extremely oily acne prone skin, so this mask is a favorite.  It smells yummy and after rinsed off my skin feels clarified and fresh.

Products Mentioned :

Lush Fresh Face Mask “Cupcake” $6.95

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude

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Hautelook is a wonderfully dangerous place to shop.  If you don’t already know HauteLook is a Los Angeles-based online retailer, which offers members limited-time sales on clothing, accessories, kids’ items, home decor, and beauty products. It is totally free to sign up and I have found some really awesome deals on the site.  On one of my last shopping sprees I picked up this palette from  theBalm and thought I would share it with you all.  I have been looking for an all matte palette because a lot of palettes don’t have great mattes for transition and crease colors.  And surprisingly I’ve been enjoying an all matte eye as well (which is surprising to me because I love me some glitter!)

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“You’ve met Matt(e), now it’s time to Meet Matt(e) Nude…nude eyeshadows that is. Because size matt(e)rs, there are nine larger Matt(e)s showing their true colors in nude hues. As a matt(e)r of fact, this palette is versatile enough to wear day and night, as liners and as all-over colors…the whole 9 yards! With so many guys to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect shade, no matt(e)r what!”

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The colors in this palette are creamy and blend amazingly.  I am really enjoying this palette more then I thought I would and at the steal I bought it for ($21.00) I love it even more!

Products Mentioned–

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette:: $42.00  

Giveaway Coming Soon….

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My sister Anna and I were talking today about a giveaway and we have something really awesome planned for the month of December!  I can’t wait to share it with you, stay tuned to the blog, Twitter and Facebook you’ll get the scoop in the next few weeks…. I’m so excited!! 

October 2014 Favorites

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ColourPop Eyeshadow in Sequin  $5.00

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This shadow came in the ‘Queen for a Day’ Set that I reviewed but you can also purchase it separately.  I like all the colors in the set but if I could only have one it would be Sequin, it is just gorgeous!!

 

 

 

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Valentine $20.00

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I received a sample size of this lip stain when I purchased a Cynthia Rowley Palette and I also received one in a box a few months ago.  I pulled it out at the beginning of the month and I haven’t stopped using it!  The color is the perfect pink that I feel is appropriate for both summer and fall.

 

 

Makeup Geek Brush – Foundation Stippling Brush  $17.99

 

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If you have been a reader of this blog for long you know how much I love Makeup Geek products!  And this brush is no exception, it is soo soo soft and it makes whatever I’m using blend amazingly.  I have used it for both liquid, cream and powder foundations and it works so well.  Love it!

Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation $36.00 

 

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Since my collection of make up is quite large, I sometimes forget I have products….  Oh the trials of my life… While cleaning out I came across this foundation and wondered why I quit using it.  I like to use it as a powder on top of a medium coverage liquid or creme foundation and it looks so good!  I am in the color Fair-Light Neutral.

 

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup $10.95

 

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I’ve heard about this foundation for awhile and while perusing the beauty aisles of Walmart I decided to give this a try.  And what do you know, it is probably one of my favorite foundations from the drug store.  It is a light-medium coverage and comes in so many shades that everyone from the lightest to the darkest skintone should be able to find their perfect match!  I am in N2 Classic Ivory.