Sunday, February 28, 2016

Zodiac Nail Polish Collection from Julep - SAVE 20% Coupon Inside

So I thought this was really cool and it seems as though a lot of companies are coming out with zodiac-themed products. I personally love the crap out of stuff like this so when I saw that Julep was doing it with their nail polishes, I knew I had to create a post about it. Plus, I have a coupon code for you guys - SCORE!

Anyway, Julep has just released their newest Zodiac-inspired polish for all you Pisces babies out there. Pisces is the second polish to debut in Julep’s new Zodiac Collection and is a shimmering seaside sunset polish, a muse to the warm, enchanting personality of a Pisces. Save 20% off at Julep.com with code LETSGET20. This discount is valid on any regular-priced item on julep.com.
 
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I can't wait to see the other colors for the rest of the zodiac signs. Aquarius is also realllly pretty. Shop Julep's brand-new Zodiac polish and see what Julep's astronomers have to say about 2016 for your sign.

Offer details: Offer expires on 3/31/16. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional code. Monthly Maven Boxes are not eligible. Not valid for purchase of julep.com gift cards, gift boxes, Mystery Box, or Gift of Maven.
 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Clinique Beyond Perfection Foundation + Concealer First Impression

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer First Impression - BeautyMindSpirit
 
Hey Darlings. I decided to try out Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer. I've heard a lot of people rave about it through YouTube and since I have combination skin - I'm always on the lookout for a great foundation that helps keep my oily t-zone under control. The price of the foundation is $27 USD for 1fl. The price isn't too bad for a more higher-end foundation.

I did notice that the range didn't have a lot of options for fair skin. Also, it seemed a little limited in the darkest range as well. I am more pale than usual and I found that the lightest shade would've worked, but it had a more pink undertone and I needed a yellow one instead. So, I went a shade darker in Linen which had more of a neutral/yellow undertone. I am very happy with this color and it ended up working really well for me.
Before photo of Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer - BeautyMindSpirit
Application went on really nicely with a beauty blender. I haven't tried this foundation with a brush, because I feel as though the heaviness of it would most likely look a bit cakey applied that way. I'd rather use a damp beauty blender to make sure that it removes any extra foundation that isn't necessary for the skin.
After photo with Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer applied - BeautyMindSpirit
If you have any dry patches, you will need to use a heavier moisturizer and primer to prevent this foundation from clinging on to your dry areas. Since I have combination/oily skin - the outer perimeters are more dry and the foundation did cling to a couple areas. I also noticed that the foundation didn't do a good job covering up my larger pores. Without a primer or a nice setting powder, it would accentuate some of them as time went on. I believe it's because of the medium-thick consistency of this foundation. 
After 8 hours of wear time with Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

I tested this foundation out for a total of 8 hours wear time. Closer to the 4-5 hour mark, my skin started to look oily. By hour 8, I was really oily. Granted, I did not use a mattifying primer or powder... so this is pretty normal for most foundations with my skin. Upon first impression, the foundation was nice, but it didn't blow my mind.

If you have dry to normal skin - use a heavier moisturizer and primer to prevent dry patches
If you have combination to oily skin - make sure to use a mattifying primer


**Since trying this foundation, I have used a different moisturizer and a mattifying primer. Not only that, but I found that mixing this foundation with Maybelline's Fit Me Matte + Poreless is my new favorite way to wear foundation. With Maybelline's extra pore coverage and lightweight texture... the two just work magic on the skin. I still apply using a damp beauty blender. I am LOVING them together and so in love with how my foundation looks.**

Overall, I like this foundation. I think it provides a pretty coverage to the skin. It gives me a full coverage with only one layer. It does a good job concealing my skin. I will continue to use this product!
Check out my video below to see it in action:
 
 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Colourpop Where The Night Is | Swatches & Makeup Look

Where The Night Is by Colourpop and Kathleen Lights - BeautyMindSpirit.com
My darlings! How are you? Guess who made ANOTHER purchase through Colourpop? Hahaha. What can I say, I'm one of their number one fans. Not only am I one of their number one fans, I'm also Kathleen Light's. She is such a sweet soul and I adore her videos on YouTube. If you haven't checked her out... you must! Kathleen recently collaborated again with Colourpop to bring forward Where The Night Is... which is sort of like a part two to her Where The Light Is collaboration she made with them last year.
Left to Right: Weenie, Porter, Midnight, and Telepathy - Where The Night Is eyeshadows - BeautyMindSpirit.com
Let's talk about the colors!

There are four eyeshadows in this collection: 
Midnight - A black undertone with a ton of gold glitter on top in a Metallic finish
Telepathy - A bright gold with a green undertone in an Ultra- Metallic finish
Porter - A warm burgundy with gold multi- dimensional gold glitter on top in a Metallic finish
Weenie - A pinky rose gold in a Pearlized finish
Left to Right: Taurus and Aquarius - Where The Night Is lippie stix - BeautyMindSpirit.com
There are two lippie stix colors and accompanying lip pencils in this collection as well:

Aquarius - A soft pink nude in a Crème finish
Taurus - A mid-tone yellow brown in a Matte finish
 
As usual Colourpop's pigmentation is amazing and all of them swatched beautifully on the skin. You get a lot of pigment in these little guys! The lippie stix are beautiful and go on pretty opaque. I'm impressed with them and they are very comfortable on the lips. 

Check out my video below where I show you how I created this look:
 
Close-up of Where The Night Is eyeshadows - BeautyMindSpirit.com

Colourpop Where The Night Is eyeshadows - BeautyMindSpirit.com
 
 
 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Utilizing The Energy of Love | Spirit Talk

Utilizing The Energy of Love - BeautyMindSpirit.com
Video:

So many times we are gifted with the energy of love and we don't even realize it. Or sometimes we do realize it, but we end up just acknowledging it for a moment and then letting it slip right by us. I wanted to create a video to talk about love and what we can do to honor it that much further by making a conscious decision to invite it in and to further utilize it for other good reasons. If someone gives us a gift of love, why not, right?!
First of all, let me express that everything in this Universe is made up of energy, atoms, light, waves, etc. Every single aspect of existence communicates by means of these things. Whenever we make a choice or decision in life, there is a consequence of that choice that becomes alive with action and that action becomes a formed response in the reality of this world. I wrote a song a while back called, 'What You Are.' The lyrics of the song go like this:

Be aware to be alarmed
What we have is what we are
Be aware to be alarmed
What we do is what we are

Every day a choice can be made
What you say is what you do is what you are
Every day a choice reflects fate
What you say is what you do is what you are
Every day your fate creates the world
What you say is what you do is what you are

What you say
What you do
Is what we are

Every day
Every day you make who we are

So my darlings, every time we make a choice. We not only change our realities, but we also affect the greater reality as a collective whole of people on this planet. Maybe even beyond! A choice to give someone love, for example, creates an actual vibrational effect on that person's reality. How many times have you felt butterflies or even pain near your heart when you've encountered experiences with someone? That's because when two people consciously interact with each other, there is an exchange of information that occurs not only from the obvious five senses, but on an energetic level as well. Most of the time, we see this energy and we get excited (or sad depending on the situation)... but you can actually invite that energy inward and use it for more beautiful things. Love is one of the most powerful energetic vibrations that we are aware of. It is a multi-purposeful energy that can do so many things. You can see a mother's love bond heal her sick child's condition by skin to skin contact, or a small child's love for their aged grandparent give life back into their old eyes. Love can be used to heal, to comfort, to inspire, to nurture, to heal conflicts, to overcome all. So, that means, you can use it to do ANY of these things in your own personal realities.

Now that we have talked about that. Can you think of a situation where you have felt something come in your direction from another person? Can you remember how that made you feel? What reactions in your body did you feel something shift? What about your perceptions of life? Now, think about how long this lasted. 
For most of us, including myself, I have felt that I have never fully invited this energy IN during most of my encounters of it. I've kept it a bit distant to me... knowing it was around me, floating around... but I didn't fully absorb it, let alone use it for other things. I did have an experience where I did feel a person's energy that loved me integrate into my existence for up to 3 days after parting their physical self. I could feel them right next to me, just as I did when they were physically present.

Imagine what we could do if we put this energy into more use. Imagine what others could do if they use the energy we give them.

So, my loves, maybe this will inspire you to be ever present in the energetic exchanges between you and another person. I think there's magic here. So much untapped magic.

Leave a comment and share your experiences with me! I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading. 
Rose Quartz is a pink stone symbolic of love. I held it while filming for this reason ;)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pretty & Easy Purple Eyeshadow with Pink Glitter Eye Look for Valentines Day

Valentines Day Makeup Look - BeautyMindSpirit.com
Hey beauties. Happy Valentines Day! I hope you have a beautiful day celebrating love. I was inspired to create another Valentines Look this year and came up with this really pretty purple eyeshadow and pink glitter look. I think it pairs so beautifully with soft pink lips and a light pink blush. I hope this gives you ideas for your Valentines Day makeup look. You can always switch out the glitter for a shimmery pink eyeshadow.
Purple and Pink Glitter Eyeshadow Look for Valentines Day
I wish you tons of love every single day of your life. You are so precious, so loved... and adored. As Bjork says, "All is full of love." Just look around you. Love, me.
Valentines Day Makeup Look:
 
Products Mentioned:
NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sonia Kashuk No. 110 Concealer Brush 
Ben Nye Super White Professional Powder
Elf Blush Brush
The Balm Smoke Balm Eyeshadow Palette 
 Morphe M441 Fluffy Crease Brush
Catrice Mauves Like Jagger Eyeshadow
Sephora Airbrush Medium Shadow Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush No 109 
Eye Kandy Cosmetics Liquid Sugar
Eye Kandy Cosmetics Double Bubble Glitter
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush 
Sigma E65 Eyeliner Brush 
L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner  
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner
Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen 
 CoverGirl Eyelash Curler
Better Than Sex Mascara 
 Elf Kabuki Face Brush
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer 
Canmake Blush 01 - Candy Flower 
Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights
 Callas Eyelash Adhesive
Eyelashes from eBay (From AngelicaxxDoll)
Rimmel Lip Liner in Rose Quartz
Colourpop Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Vice 
Victoria Secret Color Lip Gloss in Pinky
Soft and pretty pink glitter eye look - BeautyMindSpirit.com

Valentines Day Makeup - BeautyMindSpirit

Pink glitter and pink lips! Valentines Day - BeautyMindSpirit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Skincare Review | Anti-Aging Natural Skincare That Works

Darlings!
I have found some AMAZING natural skincare products that work so well at anti-aging the skin! I first discovered La Fresh because a deluxe size sample of their Good Day Day Moisturizer was in my IPSY bag almost a year ago. Upon trying the moisturizer one evening, I was so impressed the very next morning. My skin looked and felt so much better. It felt plumper and really hydrated. I had a couple blemishes that faded almost completely overnight and after several uses, I noticed that the moisturizer faded some acne scars and dark spots. I was hooked!

I contacted La Fresh to see if they would be interested in sending some products for me to review for my blog and YouTube channel (you know your products work if a beauty blogger is contacting YOU to review haha!). They were SO nice and fun to talk to. They agreed and sent me their Good Start Face Serum, Good Times Facial Treatment Masks, and another jar of their Good Day Day Moisturizer (yessss!). I also wanted to try their nighttime moisturizer so I personally purchased the Good Night Night Cream for review. They also sent along some extra deluxe samples which I will be able to give away to a couple of you guys! See my Giveaway info below :)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY VISITING:
http://tinyurl.com/ecobeautygiveaway

Giveaway ends on March 1st, 2016. Winners will be contacted through email by me! Good luck!

This is a great company, guys. They have good morals. All of their products are made with natural ingredients, are cruelty-free, made locally in the USA in sunny California, biodegradable, and compostable! Doesn't that sound morally delicious? I think so.
La Fresh Eco-Beauty Skincare Review - BeautyMindSpirit.com

First let's talk about the product that made me fall in love with this company.

Good Day Day Moisturizer (1.7oz $40)

What it does:

  • Provides ample hydration
  • Helps Plump up the skin
  • Helps diminish the look/prevent wrinkles and fine lines
  • Gives a happy/fresh appearance to the skin

    Formulated with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (vitamin B), vitamin C & E and an anti-aging botanical complex including maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo biloba leaf, grape seed & hickory bark.

**And yes, my darlings. I agree with ALL of these claims. If you are on a budget and could only afford one thing from this line, get this moisturizer. It is amazing.**

Be Good Face Serum (1 oz $40)

What it does:

  • Instantly moisturizes
  • Creates softer and brighter skin appearance
  • Rescues you from dry, dull skin

    Formulated with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, CoQ-10, natural aloe, jojoba oil, vitamin C & E and an anti-aging botanical complex including maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo biloba leaf, grape seed & hickory bark.
Good Night Night Cream (1.7oz $40)

What it does:
  • Provides super hydration
  • Creates smoother and plumper skin appearance
  • Rescues from fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet

    Formulated with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural shea butter, aloe, antioxidant panthenol, folic acid, vitamin E & an anti-aging botanical complex including maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo biloba leaf, grape seed & hickory bark.

Good Times. Facial Treatment Masks (5 piece for $20)

What it does:
  • Instantly replenish moisture
  • Creates luminescent skin appearance
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Compostable sheet masks
Formulated with super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, natural cucumber and an anti-aging botanical complex including maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo biloba leaf, grape seed & hickory bark.
 
Loving La Fresh Eco-Beauty skincare line! Check them out - BeautyMindSpirit.com
 
I highly recommend checking out this company and using their products. When using together, you basically have a super force of anti-aging and good ingredient loving for your skin. I think all of them live up to their claims and provide the same results: plumper skin, hydrated, happy, and healthy looking.

Check out my video below for a little more information!

Monday, February 8, 2016

My January IPSY & Scentbird Reveal - 2016

IPSY and Scentbird Reveal for January 2016 - BeautyMindSpirit.com
 Hey darlings. I hope you guys are doing well! Thanks for signing up for my blog and for supporting me along this crazy fun beauty blogging journey. I am having such a great time getting to know you and form new friendships over our love for all things self-beauty! It's such a beautiful ritualistic process, isn't it?

Today I am going to share with you what I received in January's IPSY and Scentbird packages. Check out the video below to see what I received this month!

Have you signed up for these services? I totally recommend them. Check them out!
IPSY
Scentbird

Video:
Products Mentioned
City Colour Eyeshadow Trio in Falling Leaves
Hey Honey Open Your Eyes
Lasting Smiles Organic Lip Balm
Peek Brow Powder
TheBalm Mr Write Now in Jac
Prada L'Eau Ambree