Studio Gear Cosmetics - Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer


I will be reviewing this Studio Gear Cosmetics - Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer.  I normally don't really wear primer, so it's a good opportunity for me to try this product.  After trying this product my makeup fresh and lasting longer throughout the day.  I really like how this primer works, it's smooth and glides well onto my face. It also helps me reduces my lines and wrinkles, which makes me feels younger and keeps my makeup lasting longer.  I also like that it's fragrance free, retinol and paraben-free.

About the Product
PRIME OBJECTIVE is a silicone based face primer that acts to “re-touch”, or visually diminish, imperfections in the surface texture of the skin. PRIME OBJECTIVE contains a sustained release liposome system with retinol that can help support cell turnover and reduce the appearance if fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a milk protein complex that can help to balance and protect the skin against environmental stresses. The “skin perfecting” effect of this state-of-the-art formula is further enhanced with optical diffusers.

Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free, Retinol

Learn About the Brand
Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigious cosmetics brand featuring a full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. This is a line created true to the concept that every woman deserves professional, high-quality cosmetics at a reasonable price.

The Studio Gear Professional Brush Collection is the core of the line. Made only from the highest quality hairs and hand-tied for unbeatable quality, women around the country are using this collection to enhance their makeup application and express their creativity with precision. Customer loyalty is ensured through a lifetime product guarantee and with over 40 tools, everything from basic to advanced techniques are covered.

The Studio Gear color palette is vibrant and original - the colors are true, pure, and precise. The simplicity and quality in the eye shadows and lipsticks provide staple colors for any look, whether it be timeless or trend. Customers ask for products by name and keep coming back again and again.

Link to the Product
https://studiogearcosmetics.com/products/prime-objective-skin-perfecting-face-primer

Hope you get an opportunity in trying this primer.   

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Mansur Garviel - What's in my Bag

I decided to share with you What's in my bag. This was an impulsive splurge because I've been eyeing on this bag awhile. Originally I was planning to wait to get something in Italy, but after doing some research that this bag is only available in the US, I decided on getting it.  I'm a very minimalist person and tend not to carry too many items in my purse.  I try not to overwhelm too many items in my purse; otherwise, it'll be hard for my petite frame to carry around things.  I'm currently using my Mansur Gavriel Mini Lady bag, which is easy to get around. The bag that I purchased is in Camello and the interior of the bag is in Rosa.  I really like how the exterior and the interior of the bag color matches so well. Originally I wanted in black but with more researching, I tend to like the Camello more.  I have one too many black bags already.  Here in the pic I'm using a Ju.Ju.Be Be Set Hello Kitty bag, so I can keep things organized like my putting in my wallet, keys, and other misc stuff.  I realized that this bag doesn't have a zipper, instead this bag has a threaded drawstring top. I really like using this bag so far pairing with my casual outing outfits.  This bag measure 8.5"H x 12"W x 4.5"D and the bag weighs 1lb.  This bag is so super light because this bag is a made from vegetable tan leather.  Here's my advice if you do decide on purchasing this bag, don't over stuff it cause it can tend to get easily heavy.

Here's the description more on my bag:
  • Mansur Gavriel vegetable-tanned leather top-handle bag.
  • Available in multiple colors.
  • Flat top handle; approx. 6.3" drop.
  • Removable shoulder strap with 21.5" adjustable drop.
  • Flap top conceals threaded drawstring top.
  • Contrast coated leather interior; one hanging slip pocket.
  • Embossed logo at bottom center.
  • 8.5"H x 12"W x 4.5"D; bag weighs 1lb.
  • Made in Italy.
Hope you enjoy this post!  What kind of purse do you tend to purchase? 

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Boutique & Beauty Bar: Recipe for a Unique Shopping Experience

Website:
http://www.madonnaandco.com

There’s always a risk when you create something new. Will people like it? Will it succeed? Will it be worth it?

When Madonna and Co. re-launched in Mid-town East Side, (bordering on the Upper-East Side) from our former location in Soho, we emerged as a different entity, incorporating what made us great in the past, but with new additions. We were more.

In addition to our new location on 60th street, we opened a full service salon and beauty bar within the store, bringing to a life a completely unique shopping experience.

Fashion and Beauty: An Innovative Convergence

The inclusion of the beauty bar inside our boutique converged the worlds of fashion and beauty in a way that’s never been done. For the first time, women have the opportunity to receive comprehensive beautification in a one-stop shop.

Bringing together fashion and beauty as we have done was not without risk, but innovation always involves a leap of faith. New creations don’t arise from the ether. Innovation comes as the result of unique combinations, whether it be a boutique and a beauty bar, our designs and exclusive designer capsule collections, or glam and chic, etc. Creating one-of-a-kind experiences from unique combinations is what Madonna & Co. has always done.

Our willingness to break barriers and defy categorization is what makes our selection of fashion and accessories so vibrant and original. All of the clothing in our store has been designed and hand picked from collections around the world. By dealing with the designer themselves and direct with our factories, we are able to offer luxury items at affordable prices.

The vast selection of unique affordable clothing featured in our shop is what makes us the best NYC boutique operating today. By shopping at Madonna & Co., you receive the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll never cross paths with someone wearing the same outfit; one-of-a-kind, wearable and affordable clothes for independent woman is what we do.

Community of Independent Women

While the ability to get a full-service haircut, styling, and complete makeup treatment in the same place where you find all of your exclusive designs and luxury clothing is extremely convenient, the impetus behind opening the beauty bar had more to do with community than convenience.

We wanted to create a space where independent women from all walks of life and ages could come together to shop, socialize, and express their femininity. We imagined a world where the social aspects of a salon coalesced with the activity of shopping. Our love of fashion and beauty led us to invent a world that unites these spheres and offers women a place to have fun and engage in a dialogue about fashion and style.

At Madonna & Co. we believe in creating a personal style. We see it as our job to assist women in crafting their own individual aesthetic. Every woman that walks through our doors is a unique assemblage of beliefs, values, and traits. Her aesthetic preferences are a function of her entire worldview and identity.

Creating the perfect outfit involves a translation of sorts. Our aim is to help the women who shops in our store translate their core identity into an aesthetic that embodies and represents who they really are and how they feel. Every woman who comes into our store receives a unique treatment that results in a unique style – whether her preferences lean towards glam, chic, posh, or edgy.

The beauty bar allows us to take the crafting of a unique style one step further. In addition to helping women find their dream new fashions, our stylists bring years of experience and knowledge to the table, assisting women realize their dream hairstyle!

We offer every customer a free consultation at the salon and beauty bar before her first appointment. This consultation gives us the chance to learn about what the specific customer likes about her hair or makeup styling and what she’d like to change. Our stylists and make-up artists will then present some possible ways to enhance the aspects of her appearance that the customer would like to shake up.

While our head stylist is an expert in all types of hair, her specialty is curly hair and we call her "The Curly Hair Expert." Our custom line of No Frizz Miracle Gel – designed specifically for curly hair – mirrors this focus.

Come Join our Community

What are you waiting for? Come join in on the fun! Today’s the perfect day to unleash the beauty within you and find that perfect outfit you’ve been longing for.

Booking an appointment at the salon and beauty bar can be done either by phone or via styleseat.com or on our new on-line store www.MadonnaAndCo.com, for your convenience.

We also provide off-site makeup & hair services as well and can help you plan the perfect party or host all kinds of events in our luxurious boutique, including bridal/baby showers, fashion product launches, etc.

So come on down today and introduce yourself!

MadonnaAndCo • 202 East 60th Street • Midtown East off 3rd Avenue • NYC, NY 10022

Hours: 
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday
 

CONTACT US:
(212) 226-3363 or toll free: (888) 254-3447


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Kerastase Discipline Line Review

Recently I have been selected by influenster to try the Kerastase Discipline Line.  I'm always open to new hair products because I can never find the right product to tame my hair.  My hair is very coarse and frizzy.  Majority of the time it is hard to style my hair because of not finding the right hair product.  After a few usage, I notice my hair has gotten softer, less frizzy and shinier.  My hair feels restored after using this shampoo and mask conditioner. 

What does this shampoo do?
Gently cleanses unruly, frizzy hair while providing optimal discipline, fluidity, and nourishment without weight.

How to use it:
  • Apply a quarter size amount to wet hair and scalp 
  • Massage head using palms of hands 
  • Emulsify and rinse thoroughly

What does this Mask do?
Deeply conditions unruly, frizzy hair and provides maximum frizz control and extreme softness while sealing end. 

How to use it:
  • Apply a quarter-size amount to wet hair (mid-lengths and ends) 
  • Massage through 
  • Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly
I hope you get an opportunity to try this and let me know what you think of this hair products.

 Disclaimer: INFLUENSTER kindly sent this product for me to try and share my thoughts with my readers.

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PRO T.L.S. Mascara, Gel Liner and Brush Review

Recently I've been catching up on my Korean drama and currently I'm watching this drama called Jealousy Incarnate.  Jealousy Incarnate is about a weather reporter that had a one-sided crush on this co-worker of hers for 3 years.  She never received any liking from the guy until she met his best friends.  Relationships between her crush and the best friend get intense in this show.  I decided to recreate the look because I really like the main actress makeup and fashion style.  It's been awhile that I have done a makeup look.  The last time I did a makeup tutorial post was 3 years ago.  I can't believe how time just goes by so fast. Anyway, I would like to do a review that I'm currently trying from Studio Gear.  I'm currently trying out the Mascara, Gel Liner and Brush.  These are some of the items that I used of recreating the look.

I'm really happy that I got the opportunity of trying this brand called Studio Gear.  The Gel Mascara and Gel Liner wasn't very heavy.  With this look, it gave me a nice clean subtle look.  I really like the Gel Mascara, it didn't give me any clumps nor that it's heavy on my lashes.  The Gel liner was a perfect color, it's has a dark and strong pigmentation that gives me an intense look.  The gel liner runs really smooth using the multi-tasker brush.  The brush is fine and soft which I really enjoy using.


About the Product: 

STUDIO GEAR IMPACTFULL PRO T.L.S MASCARA: Studio tested, high impact mascara that THICKENS, LENGTHENS and SEPARATES the lashes, delivering maximum fullness and flare.
  • Naturally derived collagen, hydrolyzed wheat protein and antioxidants nourish, condition, and protect the lashes.
  • Deep, rich pigments create high impact lashes
  • Long wearing without clumping, flaking or smearing.
INVINCIBLE GEL EYELINER:
Gel cream eyeliner providing the ultimate versatility in application and wear, always creating a
smooth and even finish
  • High performance, water/smudge proof formula
  • Capable of creating intense, sheer or smoky effect
  • Use as shadow or liner
#31 INVINCIBLE MULTI -TASKER BRUSH:
Synthetic Fibers: Taklon Nylon
This brush has an exclusive and unique ergonomic shape developed to fit perfectly into the corners of your eye. This brush moves naturally with the shape of your lid enabling you to effortlessly sweep the liner along your lashes creating a precise line. The flat, curved shape is perfect for applying liquid, cake, cream, gel and powder (wet or dry) products.

I hope you have an opportunity to try the following products I have mentioned.  All products can be found at their following site: https://studiogearcosmetics.com/collections/eye

  Disclaimer: Studio gear  kindly sent this product for me to try and share my thoughts with my readers. 


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Transition Fall Wear Clothes

Recently I've been putting away my summer clothes and starting to pull out essential fall outfits. I also brought some few new fall outfits to keep me warm.  I hope with these new outfits it keeps me motivated in dressing up more.  I really should get back on track in dressing up more, but I'm so unmotivated to.  Having baby 2 is my main excuse for not putting myself together these days. I'm always motivating myself to watch my weight because it's always rewarding in wearing nice clothes.  I'm more conscious of maintaining my weight and trying to live a healthier lifestyle. There are times I feel insecure that I will go back  my unhealthy lifestyle by overeating and not being active in exercising.  Hopefully, that's not the case, I'm still trying to live a healthier lifestyle and keeping on track of doing my daily exercise.

Here are some fall and winter hauls that I got: 


I got a Boston Bake-Off Coat in Cranberry by Jack by BB Dakota - I personally really love the style and the color of this coat it transitions pretty well during the fall time.  This coat is pretty thick and warm and I hope I can still wear this during winter time as well.


Flaunt and Center Blazer - I really liking the center blazer it's colorful and easy to match with jeans, legging or a skirt. It's pretty light kimono style blazer, it's a nice simple blazer that I can wear this casually or to a special event.


Heed Your Warming Fleece-Lined Leggings in Black and Grey - these leggings are thick and have fleece lining in it.  I hope these legging will keep me nice and warm during winter time.

All items were purchased from modcloth.com and currently there's a 25% off - Annual Friends & Family Sale | Get 25% Off $100+ with Code: F13m64G

What are some of your fall outfit transition?  Please do share! 


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My Vacation to Italy

My vacation to Italy was eventful, each day we had something to do.  I stayed in Rome for 4 days before heading on a cruise.  I did different sightseeing each day and it was filled with so many historical sites that were so breathtaking.  Unfortunately many historical places remains were destroyed by earthquakes, floods and looting.  Never realized how valuable marble stones were, back then people would loot marble stones.


Some of the main attractions I have visit:
  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Fountain  
  • Piazza Navona
  • Jewish Ghetto
I didn't expect that I would do so much sightseeing within 4 days time frame, because with a 1-year-old it's hard to travel in the city.  There was a lot of cobblestones everywhere; making it hard to stroll on the streets. The weather was extremely hot during August, but I'm glad that I did a lot of  within 4 days.  Food wise was amazing, I got an opportunity to taste the best pizza, sandwiches and gelato.  Cappuccino is a must, and I'm glad that my hotel provided complimentary breakfast with Cappuccino.  A little-known coffee fact, while I was in Rome there were no Starbucks, so I couldn't get my coffee fix through the day sadly.

I'm glad that I was able to tackle each day with the hot weather and traveling certain destination wasn't easy to get to.  It was certainly an exercise each day, but I'm very thankful that I had an opportunity to explore this beautiful city.  

Here are some pictures of food and Gelato galore pics.  Gelato is a must to have every day even early in the morning...



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