Monday, April 22, 2013

Crayola is Celebrating it's 110th Birthday with an Adventure!

Crayola is celebrating it's 110th birthday, and the original 8 colors want you to help them celebrate.

"To celebrate their 110th birthday, our 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!
How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW our crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color, and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayloa Experience this coming May, 2013!"

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!

*Information for this post provided by Crayola. I was not paid for this post*

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mally Beauty Spring/Summer Essentials

Press Sample
By now some of you may know about my love of Mally Beauty products(or just Mally Roncal in general). If I've got makeup on, I have at least one Mally Beauty product on. Don't know who Mally Roncal is? Well, get with it! Just kidding. Mally Roncal was doing makeup professionally for 15 years before she started developing cosmetics, she knows her stuff, and is still glamming up celebrities on the regular. I bet if you've picked up a magazine you've seen some of Mally's work. Beyonce, anyone? How about J.Lo, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna? Mally has made them all as she says, "GORGOIS". You may have even seen her work on Beyonce at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.  Anyhoo, I was checking out her latest products on QVC and decided I would share my Spring/Summer Essentials. All were chosen with heat in mind. So here goes...

Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation SPF 15
 "Look instantly younger with this smoothing, protecting foundation. With antiaging ingredients and SPF 15, the innovative, oil-free liquid formula glides on velvety-smooth to help protect skin and diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines. You'll look like you're cast in a soft, diffused light." Comes in 5 shades.

*Tip*  Can settle into fine lines and wrinkles if you fail to really blend it out. This BB Cream can be used alone or under foundation to even skin tone and mattify the skin. Great lightweight formula which is rare in a BB Cream. 

Diamond Un-Powder 
  "What is it: Diamond Un-Powder is not like traditional powders--it's an Un-Powder that spreads evenly across your skin, allowing natural light to bounce across the skin's surface while diffusing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

 *Tip* I if you like a fuller coverage apply this over the Mally Face Defender BB Cream with a powder brush. Or you can wear this alone and apply it with the included sponge. 

Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer
   "This is Mally's special way of getting a natural sun-kissed look. It uses three powders--a tanning powder for allover color, a shimmer to highlight, and a beautiful sun shade that's designed to make your cheeks radiant like a day at the beach."

I haven't personally used this product but I imagine it is the bronzing equivalent of her Shimmer, Shape & Glow which I LOVE.

Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner
 "Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner has a long-wearing formula that contains nourishing and conditioning ingredients yet is gentle enough to use on your inner rims. It offers excellent payoff and coverage and is easily blendable shortly after application. Smudge-proof and set in 30 seconds. A sharpener is not needed--just twist the barrel." 

*Tip* If you want to smudge this out a little work somewhat fast before it fully dries, otherwise this eyeliner ain't budging without makeup remover. Great for watery eyes. 

Volumizing Waterproof Mascara
  "This Volumizing Waterproof Mascara has a unique formula that helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost...oh, and did we mention it's waterproof?!"

Mally Evercolor Melted Lipstick
  "Evercolor Melted Lipsticks are not traditional lipsticks, nor are they lip gloss. This hybrid formula provides the best of both worlds to give you the lips you've always dreamed of, all with the added benefit of soothing and caring for your lips. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, aloe, avocado, and olive oil, they help protect and condition your lips."

*Tip* Ok, not so much a tip but the Melted Lipsticks are designed to leave a stain which is awesome when you don't have time to reapply. Works especially well with the darker shades. I've been rocking Mauve constantly. Also really great at hydrating and healing chapped or dry lips. 

 All theses products can be found on not all have made their way to yet.

What are some of your Spring/Summer essentials? 

*I was sent press samples of the Melted Lipstick and the Face Defender BB Cream. Other Items mentioned I bought myself or are on my wishlist. I was not paid to mention these products and all opinions are my own* 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New eos Lip Balm in Lemon Drop now with SPF

Warm weather is almost here and it’s time to show some skin. While you’ve got your body covered, it’s easy to forget about your lips! Thankfully, this bright and easy-to-find pool bag essential from eos will help you beat the heat and protect your pout from harmful rays.

eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Lemon Drop
Can a lip balm make you smile? We think so. That's why we invented this one. Pamper your lips while you protect them from the sun with this eos Lemon
Drop with SPF 15 that’s naturally flavored and PABA-free. Packed with natural conditioning oils and antioxidant rich vitamin E, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. Now with 80 minutes of water-resistant protection, what’s not to love?
Price: $3.29
Availability:Target, Walmart, Walgreens

Have you seen this around yet? I have yet to spot it.