Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NEW! MyChelle Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm in Sheer #MyChelle #LipHints #ConditioningLipBalm #Sheer

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0.2 oz./5.7g $12.50
MyChelle just came out with a FABULOUS new product that you will absolutely love. How do I know you will love it? Because I love it and it is a wonderful product. Besides, MyChelle is the best natural line on the market today. Currently they only have the Sheer shade out, but in October they will be releasing three other shades: Nude, Berry and Plum. 

How would I describe MyChelle Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm? This lip balm is a rich, melting balm with a decadent blend of shea butter, coconut oil, kalahari melon and medowfoam oil blended together with many other moisturizing ingredients for soft, dewy lips that are never sticky. This is a 4-in-1 lip treatment that nourishes, soothes, deeply hydrates and primes lips to maximize the wear time of your lip color. Or, you can wear it alone for a sheer, gloss finish. For flavoring they put in a tiny bit of natural spearmint oil that tastes delicious, not like that old spearmint gum we used to get that was so strong we couldn't stand it and led us to dislike spearmint. 

above: MyChelle Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm Sheer in its box

above: MyChelle Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm Sheer opened up to see the product

When MyChelle formulated their new Lip Hints™ Conditioning Lip Balm, they decided to get rid of the synthetic waxes, artificial color, fake flavor and petroleum-bases ingredients that are known to be in traditional lip products and instead they put in pure plant oils and waxes, essential oils and natural extracts. This product has been made without any phthalates, parabens, sulfates, silicones, ureas, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, petroleum, GMOs, and gluten. It is also FD&C Dye Free Color.

What I love about this lip balm is that you rub some on your lips and is stays on them. It doesn't rub off right away like other balms do. I also love the way it moisturizes my lips and makes them feel hydrated, soft and supple instead of dry and cracked. Because I wear a lot of matte lipsticks my lips are often dry and have dead skin on them from wearing a lot of matte lipsticks that dry out the lips. This lip balm, when worn anytime you are not wearing lipstick and even under lipstick, helps to heal lips and keeps lips from developing cracks and dry skin. 

MyChelle Lip Hints Conditioning Lip Balm in Sheer is available online at Eventually it will be available wherever MyChelle is sold.  Like MyChelle on Facebook:; Follow MyChelle on Twitter: @mychelle; Follow MyChelle on Pinterest:; Follow MyChelle on Instagram: and Subscribe to MyChelle on YouTube:

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow #BeautyBenefits #AntiAging #Pillow

The Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow has been ergonomically designed to give you the most restful night's sleep all while helping to reduce the occurrence of sleep lines, wrinkles and morning eye puffiness that is caused by sleep position. This patented contoured design comfortably lifts and cradles the head and neck to make back sleeping  more comfortable than ever before. For side and stomach sleepers, the pillow is equally effective because the dual crescent cut outs minimize the possibility of direct facial contact with the pillow. It's built in gentle elevation also helps to reduce morning eye puffiness. And finally, the pillow is encased in a satiny cover to help preserve the texture and style of your hair. 

Using The Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow

What is the best way to use the pillow? How do I take care of the pillow? These questions will be answered below.

Sleeping On Your Back: To use the pillow while sleeping on your back, place your head in the contoured center of the pillow. You'll find you can move your head slightly from side to side without your face making contact with the pillow. While your pillow has a gentle built-in elevation to help reduce morning eye puffiness, the makers of the pillow recommend using your Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow on top of another pillow for even better results. Sleeping On Your Side Or Stomach: When sleeping on the side or stomach, position your head comfortably at the edge of either C curve of the pillow. This will minimize the possibility of direct facial contact with the pillow. 

Adjustment Period: While you may find that you adapt to sleeping on your Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow right away, for others it may take up to a few days. 

Caring For The Pillowcases: By design, the pillowcase fabric is very delicate. The makers recommend that you hand wash the pillowcase using a small amount of gentle detergent or wash on a delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry the pillowcase. Caring For Your Pillow: Spot clean only using a gentle detergent. Never submerge in water. Allow to air dry on a flat surface.

Here is how I found the pillow to be. So I have to sleep on my back or my side due to back surgery, having had vertebral discs L2-S1 fused. I try to sleep on my side as I find it the most comfortable. I cannot sleep on my stomach anymore, which really stinks because I was a major stomach sleeper for years. At first I thought I would give it a try on my back. I started using it and at first could not get used to cradling my head in the contours of the pillow. I knew I had to give it a chance though. It was also slippery, which I was not use to either. I did use the pillow on top of another pillow as recommended. I also made sure to have a pillow under my knee as recommended by my doctor. This side just did not work for me. I tried it for many days and did not get enough sleep. I got maybe 3-4 hours of sleep per night.

So, I thought I would try it on my side next. Since I cannot sleep on my stomach, this is my only option left. I still kept another pillow underneath just in case. I cradled my head in the C curve of the pillow, at the edge so that my face was not touching any part of the pillow. Yes I did have a pillow underneath, but I think this was more for comfort and ease of use than to actually use it. My head made it to the pillow but not my face. That was fairly comfortable. Honestly more comfortable than having my neck laying the way it was on my back. I think I will stick to the side sleeping position. It is easier for me and I just feel more comfortable. I am very happy with the pillow. I have found that it does help keep my hair in a nice position and I do not wake up with any eye puffiness or "bed wrinkles". With extended use this pillow should be able to prolong the appearance of wrinkles on the skin and eye puffiness under the eyes.

The Beauty Benefits Anti-Aging Pillow can be purchased at www, Register now and you can get 10% off sales of $50 or more, of which this counts. Like JOYUS on Facebook:; Follow JOYUS on Twitter:@joyus; Follow JOYUS on Pinterest:; Follow JOYUS on Instagram:; Follow JOYUS on Google+: and Subscribe to JOYUS on YouTube:

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent for consideration)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: L'Oréal Paris USA Cosmetics NEW Items #LOREALPARIS #Cosmetics #Makeup #NEW

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Recently I was sent some new cosmetics from the wonderful people at L'Oréal Paris USA. L'Oréal has long been one of my favorite brands. I distinctly remember buying my first cosmetic item at 10 years old and it was a L'Oréal lip gloss. I was instantly hooked. The quality was great. I loved the colors. I have ALWAYS loved their Colour Riche Lipcolour. In fact Sandstone has long been my favorite lipcolor for many years, as I have found it to be the perfect nude. And their mascaras are To Die For. I think you will love the new items they have put out. 

I have always loved L'Oréal mascaras over any other brand. They are just better. When Lash Paradise came out, I thought, this sounds very sexy. It provides voluptous volume, intense length, full lash fringe and feathery soft lashes. You can take your lashes to paradise with voluptuous volume and intense length. A soft wavy bristle brush hold the maximum amount of formula and 200+ bristles catch every lash for a dramatic volumizing effect. You have a silky smooth formula that glides on evenly and easily. This volumizing and lengthening mascara delivers a full lash fringe that’s absolutely feathery soft. With this mascara there is no flaking, no smudging and no clumping. In a consumer test for Lash Paradise Mascara, 91% of women agreed that they saw intense & volumized lashes. 87% saw more beautiful lashes. 98% saw a lengthening effect to their lashes. It comes in three shades: Blackest Black, Black and Brown. I tried Black. 

When I first tried the mascara, I was wowed. This definitely has more volume than most, if not all, mass market mascaras I have seen. It makes the lashes more voluptuous looking and gives the eyes a beautiful doe eye look. Eyes end up looking larger and beautiful. 

Here are photos of me without the mascara, with the mascara and a wider view with the mascara (first, no mascara; second, with mascara and last a wider shot with the mascara):

After the introduction of their Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, it was inevitable that L'Oréal would introduce products to go with the foundation. With Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer, you get up to 16 hours of glowing coverage in a lightweight, radiant formula. Conceal, correct or highlight, the pro-look of long wear. Discover their pro-inspired makeup concealer that provides glowing coverage for up to 16 hours. It can sculpt and highlight features while you correct and conceal imperfections. The lightweight. ultra-blendable longwear concealer allows you to customize your glow with luminous, buildable coverage. It comes in 8 shades from Classic Ivory to Cocoa.

This concealer goes on nicely and you only need a few tiny dots to get the job done, especially under the eyes. It is not really good for blemishes, mainly I would say it is for dark circles and for areas that are flattened on the face. Any area that is popping up on the face will be highlighted if you use this on it. 

Now that there is an Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer, there should also be an Infallible Pro-Glow Face Powder. This powder provides a lasting glow finish, has a built in highlighter, can give a sublte highlight or an all over glow. This is the Pro-Look of Long Wear. Disover a pro-inspired face powder that provides a lasting glow finish. With this powder skin is left feeling smooth, soft and even, NEVER cakey or shiny. Buff the makeup powder onto the skin for a subtle glow or build highlight onto key features. To set foundation, use the bottom half of Pro-Glow Powder. Use throughout the day for touch-ups. For an all-over glow, mix the highlighter and powder together for a subtle all-over glow. To highlight, use highlighter shade to enhance, highlight and define key features. It comes in 8 shades, from Classic Ivory to Cocoa. 

This powder is wonderful. It goes on so light and airy yet leaves skin looking glowing. I usually wear it the subtle all-over glow way, over my foundation. It just gives my foundation the look that it is almost marbleized. 

Take it to the matte with 16 new gorgeous L'Oréal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick shades! L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick has been the staple of the L'Oréal line for many, many years. This year L'Oréal has introduced a Matte formula of the ubiquitous formula now that matte has made it into the cosmetic standard lines. Colour Riche Matte provides intense hydration, rich matte color, comfortable wear and a creamy feel. Indulge in richness beyond compare with their most luxuriously rich matte lip color and intensely rich hydration. With this lipstick your lips are kept soft and smooth with a creamy feel. They come in a spectrum of gorgeous shades from bold to nearly nude. Colour Rich Matte Lipstick offers a shade that is perfect for every look and any occasion. 

What I love about this lipstick is how creamy it is and how soft it keeps your lips. This is amazing for a matte lipstick. Seriously, I have never had a matte lipstick act like this before. They usually dry out my lips but this one does not. And all of the colors are quite beautiful. The selection of bolds is nice, so much so that I would wear all of them and they have a very nice selection of nudes too. 

I tried three shades: 
  • Matte-sterpiece: matte pink brown
  • Matte-itude: matte taupe brown
  • At The Drop Of A Matte: bright orchid
Here are photos of me wearing the colors without any lip liner:

At The Drop Of A Matte


L'Oreal has come out with an amazing lip liner that I absolutely love. It's a sharpenable pencil that is creamy with a matte finish. This liner has comfortable wear. You can wear it alone or with lipstick. Colour Rich Matte Lip Liner creates definition to give a plumped appearance while enhancing your creamy matte lip color. With 8 shades to choose from, nudes to bolds, you will find a matte lip liner to pair perfectly with any Colour Riche Matte Lipstick. This matte lip liner can be sharpened with the L'Oréal Paris Dual Sharpener

I adore the new lip liners. They are very soft, but you have to be a little careful because they can actually break off because they are so soft. Be gentle with them when you use them. I received 2 liners to try out, Matte's-It and Matte-ing Call.

Here is a photo of the swatches of each pencil:

above left to right: Matteing-Call and Matte's-It

L'Oréal Paris Cosmetics are sold at mass market retailers, such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, WalMart and Ulta Beauty nationwide. Like L'Oréal Paris on Facebook:; Follow L'Oréal Paris on Twitter:@LOrealParisUSA; Subscribe to the L'Oréal Paris YouTube channel; Follow L'OréalParis on Instagram: and Follow L'Oréal Paris on Google+:

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Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration) 

Prime and line lips with lip liner. Fill in to wear alone, or apply Colour Riche Matte Lipstick to complete the look. Fill in and apply Colour Riche Matte Lipstick on top for an even bolder look. Lip liner can be sharpened with the L'OréalYL STEAROYL STEARATE ZINC STEARATE

Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Removes easily with soap and water.
ACRYLIC ACID  Paris Dual Sharpener.

ALL OVER-GLOW: Mix the highlighter and powder together for a subtle all-over glow. 

HIGHLIGHT: Use highlighter shade to enhance, highlight and define, key features.
G973450 FIL CODE D200001/1 TALC

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review: MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrushes #MouthWatchers #Toothbrushes #DentalCare #Antimicrobial

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This is the MouthWatchers Adult Antimicrobial Toothbrush $4.99
MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrushes were founded by Dr. Ronald Plotka, a renowned Boston dentist. His 40 year passion for the best oral care possible led him on a quest for a toothbrush that would truly benefit patients health. He made a combination of unique antimicrobial* and dual layered flossing bristles™ provide the patient with THE optimal brushing experience. The number one compliment they receive from their customers is that "it feels like I just had a professional dental cleaning". This is high praise for a toothbrush. 

What are the benefits of having an antimicrobial flossing toothbrush?

  • Antimicrobial Technology* infused into the bristles eliminating bacteria growth, leaving your brush clean for every use.
  • A unique dual flossing bristle system that reaches down into to hard to reach areas, where cavities form, and sweeps out cavity and gingivitis forming debris.
  • Costumers are saying: “It feels like I just had a dental cleaning, every time I brush my teeth at home!”
  • Mouth Watchers is proud to announce that they have been included as the only toothbrush in the "Best Products Evaluated During 2012" by the Clinicians Report (the Consumer Reports for dentists), founded by world famous dentist Dr. Gordon Christensen!

    Here are the other toothbrushes that MouthWatchers makes:

    This is the Young MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrush $4.99

    This is the Power MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrush $24.99

    This is the Travel MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrush $5.99

    MouthWatchers has many options to choose from for you to get your toothbrush needs. You can purchase one toothbrush or you can purchase them in packs or by subscription. A manual toothbrush pack of 4 is $17.99. A family pack of 6 is $25.99. A family pack of 16 is $59.99. A family fun pack contains the following: 6 manual, 2 power toothbrushes and 3 replacement heads. The total for this pack is $79.99. A yearly supply of the Adult Manual Toothbrush, shipped to you every three months is $20.99. A travel pack of two toothbrushes is $9.99. Finally, the MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Floss Bristle Silver Toothbrush Pack, Adult 20 pack is $75.00. As you can see, MouthWatchers has a great selection of toothbrushes to fit your needs.

    I used the MouthWatchers Adult Microbial Toothbrush. They come is soft, as recommended by the American Dental Association. I found the toothbrush to be very nice. It is easy to brush your teeth with this toothbrush. The adult toothbrush is large, I am used to an electric toothbrush, which is much smaller. I liked that the bristles were able to get around all of my teeth and it felt as if my teeth were very clean after I used the toothbrush. It did even feel as if I had flossed my teeth. I am very happy with this brush and will continue to use it. I think I will still continue to use my electric toothbrush once in a while too. The one thing I noticed that was a little unusual is that I have sensitive gums from wearing a device for a long length of time and they are very sensitive to brushing. I did notice that when I used the MouthWatchers toothbrush my gums bled a bit more than with my electric toothbrush. I think this is due to me using the toothbrush a little bit harder on my teeth than I would with the electric toothbrush which just does the work for me. 

    MouthWatchers Antimicrobial Toothbrushes are available from Like MouthWachers on Facebook:; Follow MouthWatchers on Twitter:@mouth_watchers and Follow MouthWatchers on Tumblr:

    Until Next Time~

    Marie Papachatzis

    (These were sent for consideration)


    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Review: ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND Skincare #ANNEMARIEBORLINDSkincare #GermanSkincare #naturalskincare

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    In the past couple of months I was able to try ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND Skincare, a natural skincare line from Germany that was developed in the Black Forest with ground breaking research. They stand for natural cosmetics with proven efficacy which has been developed from singular raw materials through innovative and sustainable action. The products contain plant extracts, come from certified organic farming, have deep spring water and are free of animal extracts. I tried the Regenerative line, for more mature skin that is aging and needs ingredients that will help halt the aging process and reverse it. The products I tried are a Regenerating Cleanser, Blossom Dew Gel, Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream. 

    5.07 fl.oz./150mL $43.99
    A very gentle and soothing cleansing milk that cleanses the skin and restores lost oils. For mature skin over 30. This cleansing milk has been especially formulated to meet the requirements of a dry, poorly moisturized skin. It gently removes dirt, impurities and makeup. Caring botanical ingredients protect the skin from drying out and prepare it for subsequent skincare. To use: Apply to the face, throat and décolleté and allow to work for 30 seconds. Remove with a dampened washcloth and rinse with lukewarm water. Skin will feel refreshed, soft and supple. 

    I really liked this cleanser and usually I am kind of lukewarm on cleansing milks. I usually prefer cleansing gels. I like a good foam to know I am getting all the dirt, impurities and makeup from my face. However, this cleanser did not disappoint. It definitely cleansed the skin impeccably and made it feel soft and supple without leaving it feeling dirty or oily. The is another thing I really liked about this cleanser, skin is not left feeling oily afterwards. 

    5.07 FL.OZ/150ML $49.99
    A refreshing and astringent toner for mature skin over 30. This extraordinary gel intensively moisturizes dry, poorly hydrated skin, leaving it noticeably refreshed. Skin is softer, smoother and does not feel taut any longer. To Use: Gently pat onto cleansed skin of the face, throat and décolleté. Then apply day or night cream immediately.

    I love this product. It tones skin all the while moisturizing it at the same time. It is an astringent product yet it hydrates the skin. It is a very interesting product. Skin is left feeling soft and supple afterwards and not dry and taut, as with most astringents. It must have the right balance of ingredients that allows skin to be cleansed, moisturized and toned with one touch. I use this right after cleansing and right before I moisture. Normally I don't like toners so much, but this one is different and I definitely like this one more than any other I've tried. 

    1.69 FL.OZ/50ML $59.99
    This intensive day protective cream has the highly effective LL Bio-Complex. Proven to support the natural regeneration of dry, poorly moisturized skin, the complex works well on dry, mature skin. It is ideal as a base for makeup. Use in the morning. Apply to the face and throat after cleansing and toning. 

    This product does not claim a sunscreen but I have looked at the ingredients and it has zinc oxide in it. Zinc oxide acts in two ways, it acts as a sunscreen and it acts as an anti-inflammatory. I am wondering if it is here as the latter of the two in this case. Like the second one. However, to be a truly anti-aging product I do think it needs a sunscreen. All day creams need a sunscreen if they are gong to be a true anti-aging product. Otherwise, this cream is very thick and heavy yet sinks into the skin easily. It has a wonderful honey fragrance that is lovely. Where it has been applied skin feels soft and supple. That lasts the majority of the day too. 

    1.69 FL.OZ./50ML $59.99
    This cream contains valuable herbal extracts and the LL Bio-Complex that have been proven to support the natural cell renewal and also have an oil-restoring and moisturizing effect on dry, poorly moisturized skin. Skin regains its freshness and elasticity after using this Night Cream. To Use: Use in the evening. Apply to face, neck and décolleté after cleansing and toning. 

    The Night Cream is also very heavy. After application skin feels like it has a cream on it. It does sink in, just not as quickly as the Day Cream. This is because it is a heavier cream. Night Creams are supposed to be more protective to the skin and can be heavier. This one also has a wonderful honey scent too, like the Day Cream. It makes the skin feel soft and supple, moisturized and downright pleasant. It is one of my favorite creams. 

    1 FL.OZ./30ML $54.99
    This eye cream smooths and refreshes the stressed tissue around the eyes. After weeks of use, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark circles and bags around the eyes are noticeably reduced. To Use: Apply mornings and evenings to the cleansed skin around the eyes. Pat gently with your ring finger on the areas above and below the eye. Make sure not to get into the eye. Do not use too much, just a little bit. 

    I love this eye cream. It is one of my favorite products. It really does work well. I noticed some wrinkling under my eye, and some bags that were starting to form and this product took care of them in just a few weeks. The ingredients in this product read like a bill for a law company it is so large. But, whatever they have put into this product is worth it because it is really good. This also has that delicious honey scent that the other products have. 

    ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND is sold online in the United States at Like ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND on Facebook: and Follow ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND on Instagram:

    Until Next Time~

    Marie Papachatzis

    (These were sent for consideration)


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