Category: Beauty

Esqidos New Gel Liner

Beauty Makeup

Esqidos New Gel Liner

Howdy Friends Its been awhile!!

I had to pop back in and share this amazing new product with you from Esqido. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have watched my Story giving a sneak peak of the new gel liners. (if you missed it you can catch it in the beauty highlights).

Keep scrolling for  review and pictures

Friday, Bert and I went to a local concert (sans kids) and I decided to put the eye liner to the ultimate test. If you’re familiar with MD summers you know they’re hot and muggy! So I’m happy to report that the liner stayed put through all the singing and dancing!

“just wing it. life, eyeliner, everything”

Overall, the liner applied very smooth, and once it sets, it’s pretty smudge proof. It does come off easily with makeup remover. I think my favorite thing about the new product is the built-in sharpener, so it’s always ready to go with a couple twists. Convenience is huge for me!

see my make up look below

Right now you can get these liners at special pricing!!! Click here for more info.

 

 

For this look I wanted some warm tones and a smokey liner. With this liner you have to work quickly because once it “dries” it pretty much stays in place. I applied a thin line of Esqidos black liner, and used my Sigma E21  brush to smudge it out on the upper lid. Then I applied a small amount on the lower lash line for a more defined look.

 

other make up:

Brows:

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Eyes: 

Tarte Palatte

 and Senengence Lava Shimmer & Rose Gold glitter Shadowsense

Face:

Senegence Silk Primer & CCTM

Blush:

NYX

Highlight:

Benefit watts up

Contour:

hoola Quickie

Mascara:

too faced

Lips:

Nutmeg Lipsense

 

Do you have  a favorite Liner brand? I’d love to know below!

Esqido Lash review

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Esqido Lash review

If you ask me what my absolute favorite beauty product is (aside from lipstick) it’s lashes!!

Eye lashes can take any look from drab to fab! (ok that’s totally cheesy but it’s so true, take a look at my before and after below!)

If your lucky enough to have long, thick, curly lashes, I envy you! But if your like me, and 90% of the population you need them every now and then. I usually will wear lashes for special occasions, or date night. I just love the way it can change your whole look.

  I’ve used many brands of false lashes and I must say I am very impressed with Esqido

First and foremost the lashes are mink, so they’re soft. Not hard like some other brands out there! So they don’t feel uncomfortable on the eye.

Another thing I was very impressed with was the lash glue. It dries clear and is easy to work with. I have extremely sensitive eyes and I found that the glue did not cause any irritation.

Oh and did I mention the packaging!? i know that isn’t a huge deal…but I’m all about aesthetic!

life is short , your lashes shouldn’t be

here’s my tips for application:

  • First things first, you have to pick a style. Esqiudo offers a quiz you can take to help you select the perfect pair!
  • Apply a tiny amount of mascara. Too much will make things look clumpy. I apply a small amount because I have super blonde lashes, so i do this
  • Curl your natural lashes! this will help everything blend together.
  • Gently remove lashes from the tray.
  • Hold the lash up to eye and trim off excess from the outer corner with a small scissor, if needed.
  • Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the base. (pay no mind to my nails, this mama is DUE for a mani)

  • Blow on the glue, and let it set for about 30 seconds
  • I like to use an eyelash tweezer to apply, but this can be tricky for beginners. using your fingers is absolutely fine!
  • Start at center of the eye holding the lashes upward.  In a downward motion getting the false lashes as close to your lash line as possible, press into the center gently. Then use your tweezers or fingers to press into inner and outer corners.

Remember practice makes perfect! Falsies can be tricky!! The more you do it the better you get!

Do you wear false lashes? If so, whats your favorite brand?

 

Wearing the style Desire

 

Thanks for reading xoxo

I was offered free product in exchange for this post. However all thoughts and opinions are my own
Delite Whitening Review

Beauty Wellness

Delite Whitening Review

Coffee. Tea. Chocolate (only sometimes hehe).

These are all the culprits for making my teeth, not so pearly white!

(keep scrolling to see my results)

I’m always looking for ways to brighten my smile, so I was eager to give this at home whitening kit a try! As a mom, I’m all about convenience!! The fact I didn’t have to pack 2 kids up and head to the dentist was a major plus!

Here are my honest thoughts about this product:

Delite whitening was easy to use, and the instructions were clear.  There wasn’t all these steps or hoops you had to jump through. You fill the tray with the whitening gel, and then place it in your mouth for about 15 – 20 minutes. There is also a light you can use to see faster results. I typically used the light for the first 10 minutes, and then start to get ready for the remainder of the time.

With using this product, like many, consistency is key. If you want to see results you have to follow the instructions and use it everyday for 5-10 days. While using the kit I did cut down on my coffee intake, as recommended on the box! Surprisingly, that was not as hard as I thought it would be!!

Delite Whitening is also FDA approved and made in USA!

The first couple of days my teeth were a little sensitive, but this dissipated by the 3rd use.  Overall I was very pleased with this system, and I would recommend it to a friend!

Apologies for the up close and personal mug of my teeth haha! but I wanted you to see the difference!

 

 

*results will vary. I am not a healthcare provider. Always check with your dentist before you use any at home whitening kit!!

Teami Blends Detox Results

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Teami Blends Detox Results

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If you’ve followed me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been on a mission to get back down to my pre baby weight. Losing the weight from my second pregnancy was not as easy as the first. *Le Sigh.

keep reading to see my before and after pictures!

Here’s the Skinny~

I started the 30 day detox pack about a month ago, and needless to say I am beyond thrilled with my results. It’s exactly what I needed to lose those stubborn last 10lbs.

The detox pack is a 2 step system which includes the skinny tea and the colon tea. You begin with the skinny tea first. Making it is super simple!! You boil about a cup of water to 1 tsp of the tea leaves. You can drink the skinny tea 1-3x per day.  I added just a pinch of honey to my tea. Sweet tea is my weakness. But in order for the tea to work properly I knew that adding sugar was a no no!!

On the second day, you add the colon tea blend about an hour before you go to sleep. I used to have issues with bloating, and this step helped tremendously. Being somewhat sensitive to caffeine,  I worried that drinking the tea before bed would keep me awake, but I had no issues at all. I could never drink a cup of coffee late at night or else I would be awake.

They also have cute tumblers available as well. I loved the convenience of the strainer that came with it. A lot of times I was making my tea on the go so that came in very handy.

I think what I enjoyed most about this experience is how much better I felt afterwards. The tea truly gave me energy and helped to suppress my appetite.

I would highly recommend Teami Blends!! Not to mention they’re reasonably priced, and the customer service is amazing.

I’m proud to say that with the help of this delicious tea I am officially back down to my pre baby weight!  I used this system in conjunction with better eating habits.

Check out their website here

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exactly 30 days apart. I can tell a huge difference in my mid section!

 

**Please keep in mind that I am not a healthcare provider, and that all results may vary!
Shake your bootay

Beauty Clothing Style

Shake your bootay

I kept seeing fun posts all over Instagram about bootay bag, so when I was offered the opportunity to work together I was thrilled!

For $12 a month you get 2 pairs of beautiful panties in the mail. All you have to do is let them know your size. The undies come neatly packaged in a cute little bag. Really who doesn’t need new undies!? and not to mention they are pretty sexy!

No more “laundry days” over here! You have to try it!!

Learn more here

 

My Biggest Giveaway EVER!

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My Biggest Giveaway EVER!

 

Hidey ho!

I’m doing a huge giveaway over on facebook that you do not want to miss!!

It’s valued at over $500!

Goodies include:

  • A beautiful Kate Spade bag
  • an ice cream makeup/accessory pouch
  • one Real Techniques makeup brush set,
  • a beauty blender,
  • a teasing comb,
  • One Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer
  • KMS hair stay and free shape,
  • Kerasilk Repower treatment
  • Aquage strengthening shampoo and conditioner
  • THREE LipSense colors of your choice, a gloss, and a remover
  • AND a travel trio of SeneGence’s newly launched perfume line!

follow the link here to enter

good luck!!

Beauty Style

Rocksbox Review & Special Offer Code

When I was approached about giving Rocksbox a try I was so excited! I’ve seen it everywhere. I mean who doesn’t like getting little gifts in the mail? I really believe that the right accessories can make any outfit shine!

Rocksbox is such a fun service. You fill out what types of jewelry you like, gold or silver? dainty or statement? or if your like me BOTH! You can also create a wish list and receive items straight from that.

They send you 3 pieces to try, almost like a rental. You can wear the jewelry, and see if you like it. When you’re ready, send the items back, or check out and keep them. They send you an envelope which makes it easy to return any items you decide not to keep. You can check in and give them feedback about what you liked or didn’t like, so your next box will get better and better.

Want your very own Rocksbox to try? for a limited time they’re offering you a 1 month free trialFREE!

What are you waiting for? Give it a try! Use code: michelletrarrowxoxo upon check out.

Check out my unboxing, and all the gorgeous pieces I received

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DIY Sea Salt Spray

Beauty Hair

DIY Sea Salt Spray

I think its safe to say that summer is in full force! If your hair is anything like mine say goodbye to a “tame” head with summers humidity.  During these warm months I usually find it easier to not waste time with styling my mane. I mean why bother? Once I walk outside I can literally feel my hair growing.

I love beach waves, and its my go to style when I decide not to blow dry.  After playing around with some different products I concocted a spray that not only smells amazing, but also works great for my locks!

You will need:

16 oz glass spray bottle

1 funnel

1 1/2 cups Distilled water/ Warm water

1 1/2 tbsp hair gel

1 tsp Aloe Vera gel

1 1/2 tbsp Sea salt

2 tsp Avocado oil

5 drops Rosemary essential oil

5 drops Lavender essential oil

5 drops Geranium essential oil

Once you’re out of the shower, gently pat your hair down with a towel. Then generously spray the sea salt spray all over. Sometimes I will braid or twist my locks while its drying just to give it some extra wave, but that’s optional.

“You have to have fun with hair. It’s a great accessory-Play with it”- Serge Normant

 

 

You don’t have to hit the beach everyday to get this textured look! Do you have any homemade hair concoctions you use? I’d love to know!!!

Beauty Hair Wellness

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins | The Random Arrow

All opinions expressed here are my own

For about 3 months I have used these wonderful vitamins. Not only are they delicious, they are pretty darn cute to. When you hear of vitamins that  claim to make you hair grow, you’re always a little skeptical. I can honestly say I’ve noticed a big difference in my hair.  My hair is stronger, healthier and has grown about 1.5″ (I had a hair cut in month 2).

Hair growth isn’t the only thing I’ve noticed. My hair is very fine, so it tangles easily. When I would comb my hair I felt like clumps would just come out. Since I started the vitamins and have taken them consistently, I feel as if that has minimized. I’ve noticed my nails are different to. They’re stronger, and grow pretty quickly.

I’ve added the vitamins to my morning regimen, and they taste so good its like a little treat in the morning! All you do is take 2 a day. It’s recommended to take the vitamins for 90 days to see the best results.

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins are gluten-free, soy free and best of all cruelty free. They’re made without artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. Anyone can use these vitamins! Not to mention that they are full of Folic Acid, Biotin, and Vitamin C.

Have you tried Sugar Bear hair? What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag-April Review

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April’s Ipsy glam bag was tie dyed perfection! Retro is right up my alley and  I LOVED all the products that were inside. My favorite this month was the face highlighter.

Lets take a look:

Starlooks-Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet

The application for this eye pencil was very smooth and creamy. I wore this product all day without any smudges which is a plus! A tip that I saw on Ipsy’s website is that you can blend the liner with a brush to create a smokey eye look. I love products that you can use a few different ways.

where to buy: http://starlooks.com

tarte cosmetics-LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder

I have carried this lip pencil with me all week. I love the way it feels. It’s very hydrating and doesn’t dry my lips out. I also like that I can make the soft pink shade a bit darker by layering the application. Bonus is that it is cruelty free.

where to buy: http://tartecosmetics.com

L.A.B.² – Live and Breathe Beauty-Just Blending In Brush

As I’ve said in earlier reviews I always love getting makeup brushes. This brush is very soft but great at blending eye shadows together. Its been perfect at blending the highlighter into my cheek bones to.

where to buy: http://lab2beauty.com

Trust Fund Beauty-That Glo Tho Face Highlighter

My pick of the month! I love this Highlighter. I’ve applied right under the arch of my eyebrows and right at the cheek bone. It gives my face just enough shimmer without being to over bearing. Its light weight and feels great on the skin!

where to buy: http://trustfundbeauty.com

SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Serum

This serum has loved my skin!  After washing my face in the morning, I apply a thin layer and allow it to sink in before applying my moisturizer. It helps to brighten the skin.

where to buy:http://skinandcoroma.com

Interested in getting your own Ipsy glam bag? Click here

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