Apr 21, 2016

PASTEL DREAMS

Spring into Summer with lovely,light,blend-able pastels. This ULTA Prismatic Eye Shadow set is only $20.00



This contains my favorite "must have" shades. My everyday choice is "Peak" but each of the shades listed are perfect for night or daytime wear.

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Otherworldly: "light white shimmer"
Beauty: "medium mauve with slight shimmer"
Bliss: "medium violet shimmer"
Peak: "medium mauvy brown shimmer"
Destination: "medium cool brown shimmer"
Reflection: "deep black glitter"
Luminous: "light grey shimmer"
Crystal: "light blue green shimmer"
Earthly: "medium blue green shimmer"
Believe: "medium blue shimmer"
Radiance: "medium gold shimmer"
Presence: "medium brown shimmer"

The colors are easy to apply and come with a soft brush for perfect application.






Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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Mar 21, 2016

"BAKED" TO PERFECTION

Spring is finally here! It's a time of renewal and fresh new looks. Time to lighten up a bit and try a pop of fresh mint green,cool peaches,and a splash of fruity pink.


I'm enchanted by this lovely little kit that I found at ULTA. This Laura Geller Baked Beauty 101 Collection has everything you need for your daily workday needs as well as a tutorial on how to turn up the heat for a night on the town.

The set houses three cheek products,Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit,Bronze-n-Brighten (Medium),Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation,and a shimmering Baked Eye Shadow Duo in  Mulberry/Oyster. ($32)


I was really impressed with the baked blush (shown  above) as it is a shade that looks flattering on everyone. Even with my fair skin,it worked beautifully. The shadow lasted all day without a touch up. 


The contour is just the right shade,no harsh lines. And,the perfecting foundation is a soft hue that works well with most skin tones. 


"Hop" on in to ULTA for some great beauty steals! 

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Mar 5, 2016

"SEA WORTHY"


When March winds blow,they can wreck havoc on our skin. Cold,rain,even stress can make our skin a little lack luster. Enter Ahava's Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 facial serum!


I couldn't believe how well this serum worked. I applied it right before bedtime,and while I was a bit skeptical,I woke up with skin that looked firm and glowing,as well as softer. It wasn't the makeup that made my skin look good,it was this product!


This wonderful serum is oil based using Jojoba Seed oil,along with AHAVA's special blend of Dead Sea minerals,that quickly takes care of sun,pollution and those too many nights without sleep,or those "at the club" nights.

My skin kept its radiance all day. I even got compliments from strangers.


 Nothing makes an old gal feel better than hearing how nice her skin looks! I will definitely be using this each and every night before bed. When something works so quickly to produce results,I'd be crazy not to.


The light floral scent was nice,and while the product felt like applying oil to the skin,it quickly absorbed and was really not greasy at all. My moisturizer slipped on,and my skin felt soothed right away.Thanks AHAVA!

For more info,please go to  http://www.ahavaus.com/dead-sea-crystal-osmotertm-x6-facial-serum


The serum is $74 on their site




Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl



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Feb 26, 2016

"SIMPLY SPOTLESS"

As a red head, I have notoriously fair skin. I also have freckles from the sun, and a few dark patches from previous damage.

So, when BeautyStat asked me to try out a new skincare routine that would lighten ,refresh and energize my skin, of course I said yes!

This 90 Day Rapid Lightening Regimen from Murad made a huge difference in what I see in the mirror each day. These products were made to treat discoloration and damage caused by the sun, genetics ,hormones ,and skin sensitivity.



The three key products are #1-Essential -C Cleanser (I like to call this "Energizing" cleanser) This smells so fresh, very much like oranges ,and leaves skin squeaky clean.
Next comes step #2 -Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. This serum contains 2% hydroquinone (a super charged age fighter! Just a tiny bit goes a long way ,and lastly, Step #3-Essential-C Day Moisture (Broad Spectrum SPF 30) PA+++, This was my favorite product as it was non greasy, and left my skin feeling soft and pampered all day.
 
There were also two sample sizes of Advanced Active Radiance Serum, and Intensive-C Radiance Peel for those of us who are more focused on renewing the glow ,rather than skin lightening ,or to add to the regimen.
It took about three days to see results, but from the very first day of use, my skin felt fresher, and a bit brighter. I am very loyal to my skincare products, and often stick with the same cleansers ,etc. for years, so it takes something pretty special to get me to switch. Bottom line? I would purchase this again, because it lived up to it's promises. While it took a little getting used to (I don't have a lot of time in the morning for a three step routine) it was well worth the effort!

After about a week of use, the dark patches on my cheeks began to fade, and my skin tone was much more even. My skin glowed again, and I felt comfortable not wearing as much makeup as I normally do. Knowing that I am preventing future damage was a big plus for me.
The science behind this skincare really worked. For more information, please visit http://www.murad.com/rapid-lightening-regimen
 
#LiveSpotless
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl
 
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Feb 10, 2016

"SECRET CRUSH"

There's no doubt about it,LUSH is my all time favorite love.

This little set has me crushing on them even more! Perfect for Valentine's Day!!


The Secret Crush Gift Set includes:

Prince Charming Shower Cream, (Creamy pomegranate and vanilla wash)
Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer,The Kiss Lip Scrub,(sweet mandarin flavor) Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub and Tender Is The Night Message Bar. (Sensual vanilla, jasmine and ylang ylang ..yum!)

 
                                                                                                                                                                     
             
The Kiss Lip Scrub is so cute! It has tiny heart shaped sparkles inside!! ($39.95)



I also purchased a lovely rose shaped soap called Roses All The Way,a delicious rose oil infused bath or shower time treat for $7.95 that goes perfectly with the gift set. 


Add a few scented candles, some chocolate truffles,and maybe a glass of wine for a perfectly pampering experience for your valentine or for yourself! 


Be my valentine??

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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Feb 8, 2016

"JUST A GIRL"

I'm just a girl who likes to play with makeup,and oh,what a fabulous day it is now that  Urban Decay's Gwen Stefani collection has added more colors for us to love.



I wanted to showcase two of my favorite shades from the lipsticks that have recently launched.
Shown here are 714 (Gwen's signature shade of sizzling red) and Ex-Girlfriend a sweet confection of beige and pink. I wear Ex-Girlfriend almost every day,and have received so many compliments. ($18 each at Ulta)



When I want to wear a power red,I reach for 714. It makes getting through Mondays a breeze.


I also was lucky enough to snag the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani blush palette. These shades are like heaven.


There is every color a girl could ask for! This has to be the best set I have ever purchased. Not only is the packaging cute,but inside you will find hues to match every whim. ($45,also at Ulta)


Shades included:
Cherry (light pink satin)
Easy (deep rose w/gold shimmer)
Angel (champagne-nude shimmer)
Lo-Fi (soft bronze matte)
Hush (medium pink w/gold shimmer)
OC (soft pink w/peach shift)

Bring on the pink and the frills!
I'm happy being a girl!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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Jan 26, 2016

CHOCOLATE KISSES

Do you love chocolate as much as I do? If so, you're going to fall in love with this Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick.

Following through on their cocoa powder infused line,this 6 piece collection keeps its "melted" form and gives luscious color and shine. There's a precision tipped applicator,but I like to apply mine with a lip brush for an even look.

Here's the breakdown on the colors:  Chocolate Cherries (a deep,almost reddish brown),Chocolate Milkshake (a pinkish brown),Metallic Chocolate Diamonds (silver infused brown),Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (golden infused brown),Metallic Candy Bar (bronze brown),and Chocolate Honey (a beige-y creamy soft brown)


Here, I am wearing Chocolate Honey
Each tube can be found at Ulta for $21.00. Don't let the price put you off,its totally worth it. My look lasted well into the afternoon,and my lips felt divine.

These shades will pretty much go with anything,and are perfect for that nude makeup look.
My pal Zac Burr did a perfect take on this nude trend,featured below. Hats off to this up and coming new artist!

"Hot " Chocolate (By Zac Burr)
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
Special thanks to Zac Burr (photo and makeup)
All other photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.