Beauty Reviews, Julep, Nail Polish Reviews

Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush Review

I chose the Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush as a “swap” item in my June Julep box and I am really impressed. This is my first experience with Julep make-up.

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is nice with a quality black compact that opens up to a square pan of product and good mirror. There is no brush with this one.

The blush comes in 4 shades: Peach Bellini, Petal Pink, Clover Pink and Rosewood. I have the Clover Pink.


I’ve been using this Pore-Minimizing Blush now for about a week and I love it. The formula looks amazing on my over 40 skin. It gives me a beautiful sheer glowy look that does seem to minimize my pores (it is a mineral-based blush). I like this blush equally as much as the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush.

The muted pink with a light gold undertone looks great on my fair complexion and I can build on it with a little highlighter if I want. I would definitely place this as a higher end blush.

Now I can’t wait for July and I want to try more Julep make-up products!

Retail Price: $24, $19.20 Maven

Also be sure to check out my June Julep Unboxing video with the  Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush!

Beauty Reviews

Freeze 24/7 Ice Serum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum Review

I received a complimentary (free) Freeze 24/7 Ice Serum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum this week. This new serum features “an exclusive White Strawberry Extract and a powerful peptide to give skin a radiant glow.” All opinions are my own.

What’s to love?

First up I love the pump, it’s easy to use and very stylishly designed. The product itself is white with purple aura and it smells amazing.

The Freeze 24/7 Ice Serum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum ingredients include:

  • Exclusive White Strawberry Extract – Helps with dark spots and facilitate the production of Melanin.
  • Regu Fade or a Pure form of Resveratrol – This is a powerful anti-oxidant.
  • Optical Radiance Booster – Mica that gives an illuminating effect.
  • New Matrixyl Synthe 6 – A powerful peptide.
  • Licorice Root Extract – Supports brightening and  evening.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate – Nourishes and hydrates skin

I’ve been using the Freeze 24-7 Ice Serum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum for a few days now and I’m very impressed. I apply a small amount to my face and rub in well.


As you know I’m 47-years-old and I can always use a little anti-aging help! Upon initial application my skin does look much brighter, I love this illuminating effect and I feel like after just one application my face looks softer. The product does do an amazing job hydrating my dry spots and I’m excited to see what it does on my age spots after a few weeks.

Overall I’m very impressed with this product and I’d like to try a few more things from 24/7.

Price: $95

Beauty Reviews, It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick Review

A few weeks ago I reviewed the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection and I was so impressed that I did a mini It Cosmetics haul from their recent private sale event.

The first product I picked up was the It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick in Believe and I am so impressed with both the shade and the formula.

What’s to love? 

Being over 40 I was always interested when the It lady (Jamie Kern Lima) w0uld show up on QVC or an infomerical so I’m finally beginning to try out the line.

The Blurred Lines lipstick comes in 10 shades and is supposed to moisturize your lips with “Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract“. I will say that my lips do feel amazingly moist and supple with this product. It almost feels like a lip treatment.

It also has a wonderful cookie/chocolate scent that I love. The color that I choose (Believe) is a sheer/shimmer raisiny pink. This is not a high pigment lipstick or a cream. I would call it more translucent or a stain. As you can see on my hand below it isn’t super dark.

However this is exactly the kind of lipstick that I love. It’s moisturizing, sheer, has a beautiful hue and I really do think it makes my lips look younger.

Price: $24 (I did get it on the It Cosmetics website on sale for $16).

If you want to see what else I got in my It Cosmetics Haul check out my YouTube video. I will be reviewing more of these product right here on my blog in the coming weeks.