Monday, November 12, 2012

Mini Candle from B&BW!!

Hey everyone!!

     I recieved the most adorable thing on the planet as part of my Beauty Blogger Vox Box... A MINI CANDLE!!! I LOVE CANDLES AND I LOVE B&BW!!! (can you tell??)

Guess who was a happy camper when the mini candle even happened to be one of her FAVORITE SCENTS!!! I also recently was given a DSLR so now I have awesome photos to share with you guys of my pretty candle burning!

Size comparison!!!! They are adorable and small!!
What does bath and body works have to say about these candles? (I received Nutmeg and Spice!!)  

A toasty treat of spiced caramel sprinkled with nutmeg, this fragrance evokes delightful memories of relaxing weekend getaways in the country.
  • Highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers
  • Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance
  • 1.3 oz candle burns 15 to 20 hours
  • 1" wide x 1 1/2" tall
  • 2" wide x 1 1/2" tall

They have an awesome burn time of 15 to 20 hours, they smell wonderful, and are an awesome deal! They go for $3.50 a candle or during one of the many deals they go for 2 for $5 which is a steal!!!!  A side note: The small candles are currently only $5 a pop!!! Too awesome!! They are double the size of the minis and are usually $10!!  
Another bonus is that there really is no need to light these cuties up! They smell just as strong without ever putting a match to them. Why is this wonderful? For house holds with little kids there is no danger of fire (I have younger siblings and remember these issues vividly!)
Isn't it beautiful??? It smells wonderful and I can't help but need more. I have already purchased 4 others (that are being saved until after thanksgiving!!) and I might be working at Bath and Body works for the holiday season so... OOps... I guess there goes part of my pay check XD

I hope you guys enjoyed this post <3 :=":" amp="amp" and="and" another="another" b="b" bath="bath" beautiful="beautiful" body="body" font="font" for="for" from="from" i="i" influenster="influenster" item="item" love="love" me="me" s="s" sending="sending" works="works" yet="yet">

Upcoming review :D Alpha Light Essentials !!

Hey everyone : D
I have the opportunity to review this snazzy new set from Natural Skin shop called Alpha Light Skin Essentials!

What does it do? As per their site..

Alpha Light EXFOLIATOR and Alpha Light SERUM - the key steps to enhancing the look of your skin.

Step 1. Renew and rejuvenate your uneven skin pigmentation with an advanced AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) Exfoliator.
- ALPHA LIGHT EXFOLIATOR combines Glycolic and Lactic acids to help gently sweep away dead skin cells.
- Exfoliation clears the path for treatment products to hit their target and correct discoloration.
- This essential daily product also contains color correcting ingredients for maximum effectiveness.
- Use it once a day, every day and see your skin revert to a time when there was only one, even tone. Night time is the best time to incorporate a “daily peel” because your skin rejuvenates while you sleep.

Step 2. Quick absorbing and perfect for all skin types the ALPHA LIGHT SERUM works to lighten your skin and stop the darkening process from starting.
- Stopping the chain reaction of skin discoloration prevents future dark spots and prevents uneven skin tone in the future.
- Applying the serum after exfoliation allows the serum to penetrate to work deep within the skin layers and reverse the damage.
- Key active ingredients target the necessary skin cells to diminish discoloration, reduce the level of pigment, and produce a more luminous skin tone.
- No harsh, hazardous bleaching agents are used in our formulations because Alpha Light products work in tandem with the body’s own chemistry to correct darkened, discolored skin.

It sounds awesome to me!!!! Check out the full product everything here

Are you excited?? I am :D And in the future my sister shall *Hopefully* be joining us here on GlitterPukee!!! Double Trouble :D

Until Next Time,

(link is for your convenience... I am asked to post a upcoming review post when working with this company :) )

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Previse Skin Care REVIEW!!

Hey Ya'lll!!!
I am back (not really) 

Quickie update, I have been on a bit of a blog hiatus because I am applying to colleges for my bachelor's degree. It is a pain in the but to do but I have to write a million and one essays to apply to each school and a million more so I MIGHT have some money to go to those schools!!!
So, it is eating up all of my blogging time, and for that I apologize  I have not forgotten but instead have been crazy stressed!  My skin has taken a beating because of it but this set was there to see me through!

     This is a review of the Previse skin care line. It is a concept similar to that of Skin ID or any other quiz based classification line. Where does it differ from the other lines? Ingredients!
As per the site:

To join Previse we invite you to take our Personal Skin Care Consultation. After your diagnostic evaluation, you have an opportunity to purchase products, create a Previse profile, and engage with other passionate Previse members. Our Previse diagnostic tool evaluates over eleven key factors to determine the optimal products for your three-minute, three-step regimen.
First thing we evaluate is your skin pigment or melanin. During your consultation you will be asked questions about your resting state (baseline) melanin, and your activated (new) levels of melanin. The diagnostic tool considers your tendency to develop skin problems, including melanoma, based on your family history. Previse also considers your personal experiences with environmental overexposure including sunburns. Finally, to aid our recommendation, we ask for the regional zone where you live and your skincare history.
Our skin is our single largest organ. We try to eat right, exercise, take nutritional supplements, and drink plenty of water to stay healthy and fit. At Previse, our custom recipes blend botanicals with nutritive, aromatic and hydrating ingredients in hand-crafted, small batches. We ship you the freshest product with the highest potency for the ultimate benefit.
At Previse, our passion is prevention. We invite you to join us on our mission, and take your Personal Skin Care Consultation today.

If that doesn't sound awesome I don't know what does. Now, that is a lot of talk..but do the products deliver? When I started using these products about two months ago I was doubtful how well a set picked based on a quiz would work for my skin. Some algorithm is going to pick out my facewash? Oh god!

What I recieved was a bottle of Purify, Nutrify and Defend. Here are their descriptions of the products before I go and tell you guys what I think!
Who has time for a lengthy skin care ritual? Mornings are full of activity to get the day started while in the evening, after a long day, there just doesn't seem to be time. We were challenged to find a simple, yet thorough, skin care regimen that lives up to our passion for prevention.
Previse three-minute Skin Health is our solution. We invite you to join us.
1st - Replace your current cleanser with Previse Purify. As a first step, Purify aids in gently removing dead skin cells, excess oil, and other contaminants from your skin. Unlike bar, liquid soaps and make-up removers that may contain harsh surfactants or detergents, our Purify recipe is gently blended with a healthy mixture of aromatic botanicals and silky emollients that do not irritate or disturb your skin’s delicate lipid balance.
2nd - Nourish your skin with Nutrify. Our closely guarded recipe hydrates skin and helps promote cellular regeneration. With healthy doses of hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and red algae, Nutrify helps fight free radicals and waterborne pollutants or additives like chlorine.
3rd - We offer our pre-sun Defend solution to help prevent skin damage from sun exposure while aiding in the protection of cellular DNA. Our ZeroSilicone™ recipe is free of harsh preservatives, skin clogging silicones, petroleum and synthetic oils. As with all Previse products our Defend fragrance is derived from natural sources so it is non-lingering while providing aromatherapeutic benefits.

So, again, sounds amazing? I personally LOVE the set. I was categorized as type 3. Purify is a wonderfully invigorating face wash that smells minty and feels fresh. It leaves my skin feeling clean but I do feel that I need a good scrub down once or twice a week. 
I have taken to using a makeup wipe before washing my face to make sure that all of the makeup goes bye Bye! It foams wonderfully and does not feel like it leaves anything on your skin after you wash it off.
Nutrify was an odd product to me. You are instructed to take 5 drops in the palm of your hand and then rub your hands together to emulsify the product. You gently apply it to your skin and it should feel damp.
Ok, well that does not make sense in comparison to MOST step 2 products. I think of a toner as my step 2...not some serum like product. 
It does leave the skin feeling very nice, it has a nice chamomile scent to it! I love the bottle which is glass with a dropper cap. 
Defend. Defend feels dry to my skin, I had been using an oil based product for my skin for a few months when I started to use this product. I still do not feel that my skin has completely compensated for the change. It smells wonderful, like the first two products combined. The company does say that it is "Pre-sun" but I put on a suncreen product anyhow. I think that I would want a heavier product now that we are going to be heading into the winter months. 

Overall verdict? I LOVE IT!! Why will I probably never order again and go back to my sucky face washes once I am done? The price!!!
This is not by any stretch of the imagination a bargain brand!!!!!!!!!!! The moisturizer is $48! 
The set total is $130?? O.O
I am sorry. As much as I adore this set, it costs almost as much as a text book!!! As a college kid I spend that much on food for more than a week!!!
I wish more than anything that I could afford this. But there is no way it will happen. For those of whom can afford these products, PLEASE DO IT!! They will change your skin forever!! I will unfortunately not be repurchasing in the future. I will have to go back to my less than perfect skin and not quite as smoothy smoothness of my face :(
Good bye, farewell, I thank you all for coming!
I hope this was an informative review. 
Until next Time

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Jindie Nails Christmas collection Santa Claws!!! PICTURE HEAVY!

Alo M'dears!!!
(pretend I am saying this in a scottish will make it all the more"Holidayish")

This is a special post for a very special polish maker Jindie!!
 She makes the most wonderful glitterbombs and this collection is no exception. I will be including swatches and application tips for all of the 7 polishes I was sent. There are however, more colors in the collection. Look at her cute packing!! (they come in little foam shipping baggies...not just in tissue paper)

ALL of the ones I was sent!!! Notice on the full sized bottles that the labels match the tissue paper and ribbon!


The first few I will be sharing are all to be worn on their own. I have one of the two holo polishes! Mrs. Claws and two of the three? cream glitters Candy cane and a true blue jelly Silent night!!!

Mrs. Claws!!

Easy to apply, no visible nail line with one coat. Deeper color with two coats. Very holographic. It has been updated since I was sent these polishes. As I understand it is now much more holographic (SCORE!) but still the same color. (Awesome!) So, that means that the version currently available is even more amazing than what I was sent. (Kind of jealous of everyone who orders now....) Application was perfectly smooth. No bubbles of any kind, does not highlight any inconsistencies of the nail plate. Overall awesome pink holo polish. :D 





From Index to Pinkie
One coat over a purple holo, one coat on its own, Two coats on own, one coat


Just a quickie comparison... Mrs. Claws on all fingers with Hits no Olimpo Hesita on thumb. Why? So I could see (and share with everyone else) the difference between the two kinds of holographic pigments. Personally I LOVE the one used in Mrs.Claws!!! It is a more golden finish versus the more silver finish of the old holo pigments.  

True Blue Jelly Time!!!!! Silent Night. So So So pretty!!! It contains large silver hexes, holo silver stars and moons and little silver hexes and a pretty purple shimmer to top it off!!
Application wise it was a bit fussier than some of the other jellies I have used. It did not require a lot of fishing for shapes and I did get a relatively good variety with each dip into the bottle but it was hard to keep things even sometimes. That was not, however, what bugged about this polish. If there is one thing that drives me bonkers it is when a star glitter's tip pokes out of my polish. IT DROVE ME NUTS!!! But I will still wear this polish again as it gets nearer to holiday time because it is so pretty!!!




Splash of holo topcoat just for fun :D

Candy Cane!!! I love it!! 

It contains large red hexes, medium red and green hexes, and lots of little red and green micro hexes!
This polish is my second favorite in the collection. Of what I received of course! As a self professed holo junkie I would have HAD to have chosen Blue Blue xmas and Mrs.Claws as my two faves if I had gotten both of them :)
It was super easy to apply for a cream glitter, BUT you do have to store it upside down and roll it between your palms VIGOROUSLY to make sure the glitters are properly interspersed within the bottle. Clean up isn't horrid and you get full opacity in about two coats. You can speed up achieving maximum opacity by using a milky base coat. Everyone who saw my nails while I was wearing the three polishes mean to be worn all by their lonesome wanted to know EXACTLY WHERE THEY COULD PURCHASE THEM!! So I directed them to Jindie's etsy shop :)




Glitters!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAY!!!!

I received four fun holiday glitters!!!!!!!!! Here they are :)
Just elfin around, Noel, Holly and Santa Claws!!

They were all relatively fish free. They did not settle at all (except for holly, there was a bit of settling with the white micro hexes). I think people who like the whole Floam deal will love Noel! It is all micro hexes with a similar density. Full opacity in about two-three coats. If you wear it with a school glue base and you can peel it right off!
Glitters are a PITA to get off but we all know what we are getting into when we put them on.
First off... Just Elfin Around. It does contain holo medium green hexes and holo large silver hexes. There are a few reflective curling glitters but nothing I can't handle. They lay absolutely flat on the nail so I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you!









Lto R Noel, Holly, Santa Claws   all one coat


L to R Just Elfin Around, Noel, Holly, Santa Claws




That is just about it!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry for the messy clean up!! I hate glitter clean up and I scrubbed for a while before deciding that it wasn't worth it in some cases >..<