Friday, March 29, 2013

IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Creme Review


I recently had the opportunity to try the new IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream. I was unsure of what color to choose but I ended up picking the Sand Light.  

As far as the packaging it comes in a nice squeeze tube bottle. It's simple so I like it.

 This is about a pea size amount.
 Swatched in natural light.
Completely blended in. It does give a bit of a glow to your skin. 

IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream contains an SPF 15 and is suppose to hydrate your skin and even out your complexion. It contains botanical extracts and multivitamins. It comes in 6 different shades.

I've been using this for about a week already. When I used it the first time I intended to use it on it's own but I quickly realized that this was nowhere near enough coverage for me. I have used asian bb creams and have had no insecurities wearing solely those on they're own. The IMAN BB Creme is very sheer. It was too sheer for my liking so I ended up adding a little foundation to cover up the redness on my cheeks and discoloration on my chin. With that being said over the past week I have still been using it as my moisturizer. I do love that it contains an SPF and all the antioxidants which are great for your skin. I have had no breakouts from this so that's great. 

The color in sand light that I chose was a good match. I wear shade 4 in Urban Decay Naked Skin and NC25 to 30 in MAC for reference.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this if your looking for something with any coverage as this is so sheer, but if you want something to moisturize and hydrate your face with that has an SPF then check it out. 

You can find this at your local Ulta, Walmart, Target, and Sears for $20. You can also find it at . 

You can also find a list of events on . 

FTC ~ Product provided by PR for review. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

PHAMExpo Professional Hair and Makeup Show!

Got some exciting Press Release info this past weekend! As most of you know IMATS L.A. this year was moved up to January. In the years past it had always been held at the end of June. I was super bummed about not having an event to go to in June because I look forward to it every year! I was just informed that there will be a Professional Hair and Makeup Expo on June 29 and 30 in Pasadena at the Convention Center!
From the Press Release
(Pasadena, CA) – Thousands of makeup artists, hair stylists, vendors, manufacturers and enthusiasts will descend on the Pasadena Convention Center on June 29thand 30th to discuss, display, discover and learn from internationally famous beauty experts.  Completely new this year, PHAMExpo, a two-day hair and makeup show, is poised to take the world of beauty by storm.  PHAMexpo promises to be the ultimate place to discover the latest and greatest products, cutting edge technology and up-to-the-minute hair and makeup trends.  Highlights include discounted shopping opportunities, seminars by the industry’s top experts, and demonstrations by some of the world’s most talented artists and stylists. 

PHAMExpo is a great place to learn professional makeup secrets of top artists working in print, fashion, film, TV and theater industries. Talented artists this year include celebrity artist Valenté Frazier (Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum), Emmy winning artist Kevin James Bennett and Lime Crime’s Doe Deere.   These artists as well as world-famous hair stylists will be teaching classes and demonstrating techniques and styles throughout the weekend on three separate stages.  

The show’s sponsors, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), Lime Crime, Royal & Langnickel Brush Company and Naimies Beauty Center, will all have a major presence at the show.  

Throughout the weekend, makeup companies will unveil new products and tools and offer discounts on must-haves. Cutting edge make up companies will be well represented by Addiction NV Cosmetics, Eye Kandy, Sugarpill, Violent Lips, Yaby, Saucebox and Pursebuzz, as well as industry pioneers and popular favorites Stila Cosmetics, MAC Pro, INGLOT and Eve Pearl.

Providing inspirational demonstrations and information for those wishing to explore a career as a professional makeup artist, will be representatives from April Love Pro Makeup Academy, Empire Makeup Academy and Ruby Makeup Academy.

PHAMExpo will be held Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 am-5 pm and Sunday, June 30 from 10 am-5 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 300 Green Street, Pasadena, CA.  Tickets are priced from $35- 65.  More details on speakers, educators, vendors and special events are at or on Facebook @PHAMExpo

This is the first ever PHAMExpo but there are so many great lines that are going to be there, many of my favorites like OCC, Royal & Langnickel, Bdellium tools, Model in a Bottle, Inglot, Stila, Z Palette, MAC Pro, and so much more!

Non professionals are welcome to attend as well! This sounds like a fun weekend beauty event to attend. I'm already planning my trip! So excited! 

Visit to see a full exhibitor list and register to be notified when tickets go on sale.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon Kit Review, Swatches and FOTD

Image ~ Zappos

I saw this set at Ulta recently and swatched the display but they didn't have it in stock, so I ordered it from Zappos. 

L to R
Fuchsia Flirt, Rose Romance, Petal Passion, Apricot Adore, Coral Crush, and Barely Bitten.

L to R
Fuchsia Flirt, Rose Romance, Petal Passion, Coral Crush, Apricot Adore, and Barely Bitten

Fuchsia Flirt is a bright bubble gum pink and really pretty for Spring. Rose Romance is a nude pink, which surprisingly I like.  Petal Passion is clear, I swatched it anyways but you can't see it. Coral Crush is a bright coral/orange and is going to be gorgeous for Summer! Apricot Adore is exactly as it's named a really pretty soft apricot orange shade, this one will also be great in Summer. Barely Bitten was my least favorite of the bunch, it's a peachy nude and a pretty color just not my cup of tea. 

As for the formula these are very nice and creamy. They glide on the lips nicely and are very moisturizing as they apply. After a few hours of wear they dry out a bit. They are pretty long lasting. I wore Fuchsia Flirt to the movies yesterday had popcorn and a drink, got out and checked myself in the mirror and had no fading. I got about 6 hours of wear total.

They also have a soft minty scent which I enjoy.

One of the things I loved is that these are twist up so no need for sharpening!

This set is only $25 for 6 lipstick crayons which I thought was a great deal.

Overall I really love this set and definitely recommend it. Check it out at your local Ulta. You can also find it on or .

Here I am wearing Fuchsia Flirt!