Friday, August 29, 2014

Younique Touch Cream Foundation Review & A Giveaway

*I received the product mentioned below in exchange for an honest review.

I was recently contacted by an Independent Presenter for Younique and asked if I would like to review one of their products. I have heard lots of good things about the company and their products so I was excited for the opportunity.

In case you aren't familiar with Younique, they specialize in premium quality cosmetics that celebrates your "Younique-ness".
Their products are naturally based which contributes to their high quality. Younique thoroughly researches every single ingredient, and then educates you on what it does.

For my review, I chose the Touch Cream Foundation in the Velour shade.


Product description:
Price: $32
Comes in 10 different shades
Lightweight cream foundation
Size: .52 US oz.

What did I think?
First I like the the texture of this foundation. It is definitely lightweight and it glided across my skin easily using the provided sponge applicator. It is not heavy, doesn't cake and is light enough that you can build on it. It has a little bit of a shimmery effect that made my skin look more radiant and youthful. The foundation blends nicely and covers well. What I really love about it is that it looks quite natural. This is what my skin looked like after applying:

Buy it:
To learn more about Younique products or to purchase products contact Autumn at Younique. You can also connect with Autumn on Twitter.

Win:
1 lucky reader will win their choice of a mineral pigment. Just follow the simple Rafflecopter instructions below to enter to win. Open to US. Reviews by Kelly is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Best of luck to all who enter.

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*I received the product mentioned above in exchange for an honest review. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions stated are entirely my own. This giveaway is in no way affiliated, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer Review



Recently I was given the opportunity to review Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer. I tend to have dark circles under my eyes so I was delighted for the chance to try it out.

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer is made in the USA, Paraben free and offers broad spectrum sun protection. The Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup is never tested on animals and contains potent antioxidants to prevent wrinkles. The Camoufleur Concealer is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars, port wine stains or brown spots.

Product description:
Price: $25.00
Shipping weight: 0.2 oz.
(I received the .07 oz sample size)
Comes in four shades: Wheat, Ivory, Medium & Deep
Ingredients: Apple extract, horseradish, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol.

What did I think?
I chose the fair shade because I have a very light skin tone. I often have a difficult time finding a concealer that will match my skin tone so I was skeptical that this one would be any different. Applying this product is really quite simple. I used my finger to dab the concealer onto my trouble spots. After smoothing it into my skin, I waited for it to dry, which didn't take very long. To my surprise it actually covered very well, matched my skin tone nicely and did not feel heavy or cakey.
Can you see the line down my nose and chin? This photo was taken with only the right side applied. Can you tell the difference?

 It lasted all day and did not irritate my sensitive skin. I am very happy with this concealer and would recommend it to other women that have imperfection that they want to cover.

Buy it:
To find out more or to make a purchase just visit the Ageless Derma Online Store .

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner Review & Giveaway

*I received a bottle of Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner in exchange for an honest review.

My daughter and I have spent a lot of time outdoors this summer. There have been countless hours at the park, duck pond, swimming and riding bikes. I have been very careful making sure we had on our sunscreen. As much fun as it is to be out in the sunshine I want to protect my family from the harmful rays. But, I have been overlooking something very important and didn't even know it. Did you know that we should also be wearing sunscreen on our hair? I didn't until I was introduced to a company called Nios Shield.
*photo courtesy
of Nios Shield

Nios Shield is a new line of hair products that protect your hair from the sun, style and condition your hair all at the same time. Their products do not contain phthalates, synthetic dyes, neon-particles, sulfates, parabens or PABA. Nios Shield products are not tested on animals either.

I was excited for the chance to review their Leave-in Conditioner.

*Photo courtesy 
of Nios Shield

Product description:
Size: 4 FL OZ
Price: $26.00
SPF 15 for scalp
Offers year-round color and texture protection. Its Moroccan argan oil, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 hydrates hair and tames frizz while the built-in SPF sunscreen protects hair color and scalp.

What did I think?

I have color-treated hair so I am excited that this product will protect my color. I like the lightweight creamy texture of this conditioner. It has a light, fresh fragrance that makes me think of the beach. It is recommended that if you want to use it for the scalp protection that you work into the skin as well. My hair tends to be dry so my hair soaked it up quickly. It left my hair feeling soft and silky. Some leave-in conditioners have made my hair look oily near the scalp but not this one. My daughter has long hair that tends to tangle. I tried this in her hair and it made it so much easier to brush through her long locks. I like knowing that we are doing more than just getting the tangles out, we are also protecting ourselves from the sun. I love a multi-tasking hair care product!

Buy it:
You can purchase Nios Shield products through their website.

Win it:
3 lucky Reviews by Kelly readers will each win a Leave-in Conditioner of their own. Just follow the simple Rafflecopter instructions below to enter to win. Reviews by Kelly is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Open to US. Best of luck to all who enter!

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*I received the product mentioned above in exchange for an honest review. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions stated are entirely my own. This giveaway is in no way affiliated, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Special Discount Offer from Differently Awesome

*I was not compensated for this post. 


As most of my regular readers know I recently did a review for Differently Awesome. We also had a giveaway. The generous folks at Differently Awesome wanted to thank everyone that stopped by, read the review and entered to win but didn't win by offering a 20% off coupon. The code you can enter is "SUMMER20" and it will run until October 1st. 

So head on over to their website to take advantage of this nice discount. 

*Logo courtesy of Differently Awesome! I was not compensated in any way for this post.