Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: Kocostar Long Boots Fitting Pack #Kocostar #LongBootsFittingPack #FootMask

(product photo courtesy of www.kocostarusa.com)

KOCOSTAR Long Boots Fitting Pack is a leg and foot mask that has many great features to help reduce swelling and keep your legs and feet feeling refreshed. It is great for people who wear heels to work, stand up most of the day or sit for most of the day. You should refresh your calves and feet with KOCOSTAR’s Long Boots Fitting Pack. It comes with a combination of 3 mint complexes, Bulgarian Rose, urea and menthol ingredients, which gives a cool and refreshing feeling, similar to an ice massage!
Before and after use of KOCOSTAR’s Long Boots Fitting Pack
Before use:
Legs & Feet contain 21.1% (Moisture)
After use:
Legs & Feet contain 42.0% (Moisture)

HOW TO USE
  1. Wash your feet and calves thoroughly and take out the Long Boots Fitting Pack.
  2. Cut the tip (knee part) along the dotted line of the pack.
  3. Put your feet in the Long Boots Fitting Pack and lift them till the top of the calves.
  4. Fix the pack to your calf with the provided adhesive stickers.
  5. After 15-20 minutes, remove the pack and tap the remaining essence on the skin to absorb. (Do not need to rinse. If you massage your feet when using the pack, it can increase the effect of coolness.)
See this video below to watch how to use:

This leg and foot mask works very well at helping to exfoliate the feet, adding moisture to the entire foot and calf area and also helps with tired, achy feet and calves too. I like how the menthol soothes and relieves pain and achiness. The urea helps to exfoliate dead skin, getting rid of calluses and nasty gross areas of skin that are not attractive on my feet. This is the kind of mask that is great to have around the spring, right before sandal season. It is very soothing and also makes the legs feel so much better that I felt amazing afterwards. 

Kokostar Long Boots Fitting Pack can be found online at www.kocostarusa.com. Like Kocostar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kocostarusa/; Follow Kocostar on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kocostar/ and Follow Kocostar on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kocostarusa

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Kocostar Hand Moisture Pack #Kocostar #Hand #Moisture #HandMoisturePack

(product photo courtesy of www.kocostarusa.com)



KOCOSTAR’s Hand Moisture Pack beautifully designed floral hand gloves moisturize and calm your hands with amazing ingredients. The special waterproof fabric keeps the rich essence from leaving the gloves. The gloves do not provide inconvenience from doing everyday things such as using your smartphone, computer, reading books, and exercising. However, I think while using the gloves it is best to sit back and relax. Let the mask do its job and let your hands become like soft, beautifully smelling gloves. 
Before and after results from using KOCOSTAR’s Hand Moisture Pack: 
Before use:
18.0% (Moisture content)
After use:
43.2% (Moisture content)
CONTAINS:
1 pair of Hand Moisture Pack/ 2 pieces total 
HOW TO USE:
  1. Wash your hand thoroughly and remove the provided hand pack from the pouch.
  2. Cut in the middle and put your hands in each glove
  3. Remove the adhesive ring sticker to fix on the wrist.
  4. After 20 minutes, remove the gloves and gently massage the excess serum into skin.
Do not rinse, one time use, throw gloves away after use. 
After using hands will become incredibly soft and moisturized. They will have moisture in them and will feel incredibly soft and hydrated. Your hands will continue to feel this way as long as you take care of them, keeping them moisturized, out of water and out of the cold. 
Here is a photo with me wearing one of the gloves:
above: Kocostar Hand Moisture Pack
Kocostar Hand Moisture Pack retails for $5.00 and can be purchased online at www.kocostarusa.com. Like Kocostar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kocostarusa/; Follow Kocostar on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kocostar/ and Follow Kocostar on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kocostarusa
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am The Makeup Junkie
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie

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Review: Kocostar Camellia Happy Mask #Kocostar #CamelliaHappyMask #sheetmask

(product photo courtesy of www.kocostarusa.com)

Kocostar USA's Camellia Happy Mask is made of special rayon fiber infused with premium red camellia seed oil. The result is a soft and silky sheet with natural pink tint! It gently adheres to the skin without irritation and blends beautifully with skin tone for enjoyable skincare. This mask holds moisture far better than regular cotton or non-woven fabric and remains moist for several days even after being exposed to the open air. Also the sheet has excellent antibacterial properties and inhibits the growth of acne bacteria. This special sheet is soaked in herbal essences and camellia flower extract for an intense soothing and moisturizing treatment. Rich in oleic acid, niaouli oil, and cypress oil, the botanicals will form a skin friendly, protective barrier to soothe dry, troubled, and sensitive skin. Retain moisture and restore natural luster with the Camellia Happy Mask! This beautiful floral pink mask will be your must have-item once you try it! After one use, this will be your go-to mask. The camellia sheet mask is different from all the other masks you have used before because it doesn’t get dry! You’ll be left with moist and happy skin. 
1 day of exposure
35% (Moisture content)
3 days of exposure
32% (Moisture content)
Before use
20.2% (Moisture water content)
After use
42.9% (Moisture water content) 
(*Our own measurement results. Results may be different based on each condition of season, location, weather conditions, etc.)
HOW TO USE
  1. After cleansing the face, use toner to even out texture of skin
  2. Open the mask and fit the sheet to match the face shape
  3. Relax in a comfortable posture and remove after about 20-30 minutes
  4. The remaining essence on the face is patted gently and absorbed into the skin (No need to wash after use)
Here is a photo of me using the Camellia Happy Mask:

After using skin feels soft, moisturized, hydrated, soothed and definitely looks better than prior to using. I love the way it makes my skin look better than prior to using. The effects definitely stay for a couple of days too. So that you look better and definitely feel better about your skin too. Even 3 days after use, the skin's moisture level stays at about 40% higher than it had previously. That is pretty good compared to no moisture level in the skin. 
Kocostar Camellia Face Mask can be purchased on www.kocostarusa.com. Like Kocostar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kocostarusa/; Follow Kocostar on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kocostar/ and Follow Kocostar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kocostarusa/.
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie

(This was sent for consideration)



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Spending money at the salon is such a fail.
Have a salon experience right at home.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Review: COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Lipstick #COVERGIRL #ExhibitionistLipstick #Lipstick

(product photo courtesy of www.covergirl.com)







The classic Colorlicious Lipstick is now bigger, better and with a new name! Now called COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Lipstick, it comes in 48 shades you can't help but crave. This deliciously rich lipstick is infused with shea butter for lasting color. Try hues from all three indulgent finishes: Cream, Demi-Matte and Metallic. Your lips will thank you. 

I tried four shades: Euphoria Cream, Decadent Peach Cream, Ready or Not Metallic and Trending Demi-Matte. Euphoria is a beautiful blackberry. Decadent Peach is similar to this year's PANTONE Color Of The Year, Living Coral. Ready or Not is a beautiful metallic red. Trending is a Demi-Matte Nude. Demi-Matte means it is mostly matte with a bit of a cream finish. It is not as drying as a regular matte lipstick. 

Here are swatches from all four shades I tried:


above: Decadent Peach, Euphoria, Trending and Ready or Not

Photos of me wearing the lipsticks:
above: wearing Euphoria

above: wearing Ready or Not

above: wearing Ready or Not

above: wearing Trending
I like how much pigment the lipstick has, one stroke and you get full color coverage over your lips. You can apply more but you really do not need to apply  much more. The lipstick lasts almost all day long too. Especially the metallic lipstick, which I wore and lasted the entire day over a light red lip liner. I think COVERGIRL didn't change the formula much, they just changed the name and added colors or changed the color names possibly. Either way this lipstick is nice and beautiful on the lips. As you can see, it makes my lips look positively irresistible!

COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Lipstick is available for $8.29 at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target and Ulta. It is also available online at www.ulta.com and www.amazon.comLike COVERGIRL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Twitter: @covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/covergirlxo/; Subscribe to COVERGIRL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoverGirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Instagram: https://instagram.com/covergirl/; Follow COVERGIRL on Tumblr: http://covergirl.tumblr.com/; Follow COVERGIRL on Vine: https://vine.co/u/907771872836456448, Follow @COVERGIRLXO on Snapchat and Follow COVERGIRL on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+covergirl/videos

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie

(This item was sent for consideration)


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Review: Garnier SkinActive Glow Boost Illuminating Moisturizer #Garnier #SkinActive #GlowBoostIlluminatingMoisturizer

(product photo courtesy of www.garnierusa.com)

2 fl.oz./60mL $11.99
Garnier puts out quality skincare that definitely is useful for any skin type. They are one of the top mass market skincare companies in the world. Today I'd like to review something that I tried and loved. It is called Garnier SkinActive Glow Boost Illuminating Moisturizer

This moisturizer is formulated with 96% naturally derived ingredients and this illuminating, glow boosting face moisturizer with apricot extract gives skin an instant glow, either with or without makeup. Use this moisturizing lotion as it blends seamlessly into all skin tones and has a sheer finish. It leaves skin more radiant, brighter and glowing. Skin will feel healthier, energized and feels softer and more supple. A glow boosting moisturizer such as this primes skin for makeup application and it can be layered with other products such as a sunscreen (it does NOT have a sunscreen in it). Try this illuminating face-moisturizer with apricot to turbo charge your glow for instantly hydrated, fresh, healthy radiant looking skin. It can be used as your daily moisturizer, apply to clean, dry skin. I would highly recommend using a SPF over it/under it, at least with a SPF30. 

What I like about this is that it leaves skin looking radiant and with a nice glow to it but without looking too much like some sort of iridescent disco ball went off on the face. Also it goes well with any skin tone, even darker skin tones. I think you will find that it also gives your skin a nice glow as well. I do wish it had a SPF in it but that is my own personal opinion. I think that would be great and it would save me from having to take the place of using another cream on top of this or underneath it. After using this and then using foundation on top it still looks glowing and pretty. You can use this alone without makeup and it looks very nice. If you do, then definitely wear a SPF30. 

Below is a swatch from the back of my hand with a swipe of Glow Boost on it:
above: swatch of Garnier SkinActive Glow Boost Illuminating Moisturizer
Garnier SkinActive Glow Boost Illuminating Moisturizer retails for $11.99 and can be found at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target and Ulta. These can also be purchased online at www.garnierusa.com and www.ulta.com.  Like Garnier on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garnierusa; Follow Garnier on Twitter: @garnierUSA; Follow Garnier on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garnierusa/; Follow Garnier on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garnierusa/; Subscribe to Garnier on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GarnierUSA and Follow Garnier on Google+:https://plus.google.com/s/garnierus/top.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Review: MORPHE Fluidity Foundation & Meet A Model Behind The Campaign, Demi Grace #MORPHE #Morphebrushes #FluidityFullCoverageFoundation #Foundation #DemiGrace

MORPHE FLUIDITY FOUNDATION & AN INTERVIEW WITH DEMI GRACE, A MODEL FOR THE CAMPAIGN
$18.00

MORPHE has a new foundation out called FLUIDITY. This foundation comes in 60 shades!!!!! That has to be a record for the amount of shades a foundation comes in. I purchased the new foundation to try it for myself and to see how well it matched my skin. I also was able to interview one of the models from the campaign, Demi Grace. 

Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation comes in 6 different shade levels of color depth with 10 shades in each color depth. I am F1.10 Fairest with Neutral Undertones. Because it is really a struggle to find the right shade for you, MORPHE has come up with 60 shades in a long-wearing, full-coverage foundation that performs like a "boss" in is not caught in the middle or playing sides. Instead, this foundation values your hue (and your wallet). The shade game is officially over. Your face has finally found its match. Say hello to an all-in kind of foundation. All the soft matte coverage. All the time. 24-hour wear. Sweatproof, transfer-resistant, water-resistant. Free of oils, fragrance and parabens. Great for all skin types. 

Here is a swatch of the foundation in F1.10 Fairest With Neutral Undertones:
above: MORPHE Fluidity Foundation in F1,10 Fairest With Neutral Undertones

Below is a photo of me wearing MORPHE Fluidity Foundation in F1.10 Fairest With Neutral Undertones:

above: wearing Morphe Fluidity Foundation in F1.10 Fairest With Neutral Undertones

What is the foundation like? It is VERY nice. I used just one large quarter sized amount for my whole face on the bottom end of a new beautyblender sponge. I  found that it gave me full coverage, a matte finish, is indeed transfer-resistant, water-resistant and is sweatproof. I love that it is all of these things, especially sweatproof, which will come in handy for summer. It is like a dream and just blends into the skin like it is almost a second skin, without any trouble at all, unlike some other full coverage, long-wearing foundations (which can have trouble blending sometimes). Another thing is the amount of shade choices alone, which can be daunting to try and find a shade choice, but MORPHE makes it easy with their shade finder. For me, I always know I am just about the lightest one and I am neutral toned, so it was easy for me to find my shade. 

This is a foundation that I think will be well received and well liked among foundation freaks like myself and other beauty junkies. It doesn't have a sunscreen in it, which means that you will need to wear at least a SPF30 underneath it, the reason is that this is meant for makeup artists as well as beauty junkies alike. It is for everyday wear and editorial work. It is quite easy to wear a sunscreen underneath your foundation. Supergoop makes all different kinds and are my recommended choices. 
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Below is a photo of Demi Grace:


Demi is a Nigerian Born model, pop singer, songwriter and dancer who is currently promoting her single "Come Closer". She is a brand model for Pantene and was the first model with dreadlocks featured in a Pantene hair care commercial. She is also proud to have been cast in the MORPHE Fluidity campaign too. Just last week, BET Soul debuted her soulful and sultry new video for the single "Come Closer". Her 2018 singles have accumulated over 4 million streams and featured on Beats 1 Radio’s Discovered on Apple Music by Hot97’s Ebro Darden. Grace performed with Beyonce at the VMA's in 2016 and Solange at the Red Bull Music Festival in 2017. In 2016, Grace sang the theme song for Dark & Lovely's Fade Resist commercial that aired nationwide in the US. In 2014, Demi Grace was on the cover of Rolling Out Magazine and has worked with several beauty brands. Demi Grace has opened for Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, 2Face Idibia and has toured in the US, Nigeria and London. 

I was lucky enough to get to ask Demi a few questions. Here are the questions and answers:

1) What led you to become a model? 

"For the majority of my childhood years, I was told that dark skin was not pretty. I saw that the fashion industry was embracing dark skin and this led to me wanting to model. I also started modeling because I knew that modeling would help me build my brand as an artist."

2) How long have you been modeling?

"Professionally for about 10 years"

3) How did you happen to book the MORPHE campaign?

I love that you are the one of the faces of the campaign, because it’s unusual to see women of such diverse skin tones be one of the main faces of a foundation campaign and I think it speaks volumes that MORPHE chose you. 

"Thank you! My agent sent me to a casting for the brand." 

4) Do you think this will bring about change in the cosmetics industry to use more women of diverse ethnic backgrounds for their campaigns, especially in countries like the USA?

"The cosmetic industry is already changing, this campaign is doing the right thing by including diverse skin tones and ethnic backgrounds in their campaign."

5) What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your career? What helped you pushed past it and made you through it?

"I have overcome A LOT of self-doubt. I’ve learned to just tune out the noise and tune into my higher self to produce the best outcome." 

6) What would you like to say to young women who aspire to be like you (because you are a great role model to young women of today)?

"Remember there is only one you in this world. You are the only one who is exactly like you and that is your power!"

7) What are the next projects that you have planned? Anymore albums?

"I have a huge deal to be announced very soon! More music is always on the way! :)"

8) I see that you are also a dancer, as well as a singer. What do else would like to get involved with? Would you like to become an actress? Entrepreneur?

"I have my degree in business management so it’s very safe to say expect entrepreneurship from me. Specifically in the beauty and fashion industry."

I hope that means that she will have her own beauty brand soon! 


MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation is available online and in MORPHE stores at www.morphebrushes.com. Like MORPHE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MorpheBrushesCosmetics/; Follow MORPHE on Twitter: @morphebrushes; Follow MORPHE on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/morphebrushes/; Follow MORPHE on Instagram: https://instagram.com/morphebrushes and and Add MORPHE to Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/morphebrushes.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
Follow Me On Instagram:iamthemakeupjunkie


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019: Rose Gold Initial Necklace from Sincerely Silver #ValentinesDayGiftGuide #SincerelySilver #RoseGoldInitialNecklace #Necklace

(product photo courtesy of www.sincerelysilver.co)

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Rose Gold Initial Necklace from Sincerely Silver
$45.00

Are you looking for the perfect present to give for Valentine's Day? I have something that would be perfect for your girlfriend, mother, woman you are dating. etc... It is a gift that doesn't cost too much and is in a safe price range. Something that I think all women would like. 
The gift is a gorgeous personalized Rose Gold Initial Necklace that hangs on an 18" rose gold chain. This beautiful monogram necklace is part of the Everyday Necklace Collection because its simplicity makes it easily paired with everyday attire and any other necklace styles!
The wonderful thing about this Rose Gold Initial Necklace is that you can customize it with any initial! Monogram necklaces came into popularity as more and more celebrities and Hollywood stars wore them; today, monogram necklaces still remain a popular style of necklace!
Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone else or for yourself, this Rose Gold Initial Necklace makes for a great style of necklace that the wearer will cherish and it makes a great Valentine's Day Gift. You can personalize it with any initial that is meaningful and keep it with you at all times. Sincerely Silver has many different gifts that your loved one will cherish, from necklaces, rings and bracelets...
Perhaps your loved one or best friend lives far away from you and you’re looking for a simple way to make that distance feel a little less far away. With this necklace, you can be reminded of them every time you put it on.

Specifications:
Metal: rose gold
Chain: 18" rose gold chain
Size: 5/8" wide
Personalization:
In the checkout, please leave your personalization details in the "Special instructions for seller" section.
 
Shipping: Dependent on chosen shipping method.
Please reach out with any questions you may have!
Here is a photo of me wearing the necklace with my initial, M:

The Rose Gold Initial Necklace retails for $45.00 and can be purchased at www.sincerelysilver.co. Like Sincerely Silver on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sincerelysilver/ and Follow Sincerely Silver on Instagram: http://instagram.com/sincerelysilverco.
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie

(This was sent for consideration)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: COVERGIRL Perfect Slice Liquid Precise Eyeliner #COVERGIRL #PerfectSliceLiquidPreciseEyeliner #Eyeliner

(product photo courtesy of www.covergirl.com)

COVERGIRL kind of reinvented liquid eyeliner when they invented Perfect Slice. This eyeliner is on a little wheel that rolls along the eye and it rolls the eyeliner along the eye area, giving you precise liner and winged perfection in just seconds. Using it looks hard because of the angle of the eye but its actually very easy. You just apply it to the eye and it goes on. Roll liner backward and forward in a fluid motion to apply liner. Soft wheel tip rotates easily back and forth. The end look is precise graphic lines. In the end you get a smudge-proof, quick-dry formula. Doesn't skin or tug upon application. 

Here is a photo of my eyes having used the liner:

above: wearing Perfect Slice Liquid Precise Eyeliner In Intense Black
It doesn't make liner appear too heavy or marked. It just appears light and of a sharp line even though it is an intense black color. But the line doesn't end up becoming too intense for the look. I like how it looks nice and it doesn't look trashy or too heavy/intense. For this look it made it look nice and added just a hint of black. COVERGIRL IS NOW CRUELTY-FREE.

COVERGIRL Perfect Slice Liquid Precise Eyeliner retails for $13.49.  It is available at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walmart, Target and Ulta. Also available on www.ulta.comLike COVERGIRL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Twitter: @covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/covergirlxo/; Subscribe to COVERGIRL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoverGirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Instagram: https://instagram.com/covergirl/; Follow COVERGIRL on Tumblr: http://covergirl.tumblr.com/; Follow COVERGIRL on Vine: https://vine.co/u/907771872836456448, Follow @COVERGIRLXO on Snapchat and Follow COVERGIRL on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+covergirl/videos

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
Follow Me On Instagram: iamthemakeupjunkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

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