July Favorites 2017 & Giveaway!!


Hello my lovelies, I have a new tutorial and GIVEAWAY happening now over on my Youtube Channel




Im sharing all my favorites for the month of July and giving away one of my subscribers a chance to win their very own Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette with a few little extras.
See all the details over on how to enter. This giveaway will run till AUGUST 15th.

xoxoROCY

Summer Must Haves

I’m partnering with CVS Pharmacy to bring you this review. I picked all these items myself, all opinions are 100% my own.



You all know my love for skincare and makeup. Now that Summer is officially here,  I headed to my local CVS Pharmacy to pick up and try some new affordable products.

CVS Pharmacy is my go-to place for not only picking up my prescriptions, but I love to venture in and explore all the new launches some of my favorite drugstore brands have come out with. 
 Right when you walk in, you can't help but notice all the new products that brands have launched.

In this little adventure, I mainly wanted to get good SPF that I could use in conjunction with my foundations on a daily basis. And since CVS Pharmacy is the only national retailer to remove all sun care products with SPF lower than 15 from shelves and added more 30 SPF+/broad spectrum products that meet FDA standards, I knew I'd find what I was looking for.
I cannot say it enough but SPF is so IMPORTANT, not only in the summer but all year long. Un-protected sun exposure can not only cause cancer but can actually cause premature aging, and nobody wants neither one. Many of the SPF products have been certified by the Skin Cancer Foundation with a Seal of Recommendation to products exceeding FDA standards. 

After searching, there was a product that caught my attention and its from LUMENE Finland. 


This Vitamin C Moisturizer SPF 15 is on the thicker side but it blends into the skin really nicely. It has a light scent but not overpowering, which I really enjoyed. The reason why it caught my attention was the ingredients in it.  I also loved the fact that it helps maintain moisture while protecting my skin from sun rays and helps to brighten it. I found this to be a great primer and my foundation held up really well. If you are ever in doubt of what products you are looking into getting, CVS Pharmacy is launching a new Skin Solution section in the pharmacy checkout in 4,000+ stores with education and derm-recommended products for top chronic/episodic skin conditions like acne, rosacea, scarring, rashes and sunburn. How cool is that!


Moving on to makeup. Another new gem that caught my eye was the new MAYBELLINE The City Mini Palette. These colors screamed out "SUMMER".  This was located right at the front of the store so I snatched it up before they were all gone, I knew they wouldn't last very long. The shadows are really pigmented and I even used the satin one to highlight my face, and OMG! You'll see it for yourselves.



I also picked up one of my favorite drugstore foundations which I have reviewed here before. The LOREAL True Match Lumi Cushion. I love how it gives my skin a natural looking glow while still covering all my imperfections. Its very light on the skin so it works perfectly for these hot weather days.


And lastly I picked up the LOREAL True Match Lumi liquid highlight to add to my summer glow. Because who doesn't want that extra glow.

Heres a full look using all these amazing products.



I absolutely loved every single one of them.

You can shop this look at CVS Pharmacy.

xoxoROCY

DIY EyeLash Lift Under $15




So I did this thing.... 
Yes I permed my lashes. I've actually wanted to do this for a while but I didn't want to spend the money. So what a great opportunity to go and do it my self.

Here are some of the items I used all under $15.

 




Here's My experience and How I achieved the lash lift.


xoxoROCY

Juvalips Natural Lip Plumper | Does it work?


I recently tried this nifty device from Juvalips. See my Full review in the video bellow.




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xoxoROCY

Visionnaire Crescendo Review

Sent by influenster for review purposes.




I was sent 3 weeks ago this awesome voxbox by influenster containing all Lancome products.  I was so excited to try them specially the Visionnaire Crescendo. 
One of Lancome's best selling products are the Visionnaire Line so I knew this product would be amazing.



The way you are meant to use this product is by using it at night starting with Phase 1 for 14 days, after 14 days you want to continue with Phase 2 for another 14 days; which is a total of 28 days. You are suppose to always use SPF in the morning which the BienFait UV 50+ came in handy.
Visionnaire Crescendo is suppose to help with any uneven tones in the skin, texture, fine lines and pores. All these things appealed to me.

I started like it stated using Phase 1, I kid you not I saw a difference the next morning my skin was glowing. I continued on using it and at about the 12 day I saw my texture reduce, my skin was so smooth that I was in love. I did not notice a change in my pores but that is not something I feel I have an issue with my pores aren't large. When Phase 1 came to an end I started Phase 2 and by the next day in unfortunately broke out really bad. I was so disappointed because Phase 1 was the best product I've tried for texture.
I decided to stop the use of Phase 2 so I didn't see that my skin was evened out. 

Overall: Visionnaire Crescendo is a great product. Even though Phase 2 did not go well with my skin, I feel if you are sensitive this product can be a bit much. But Phase 1 is definitely a HG status.
I'd say go out and try it out for yourself, it can really change your skin.


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xoxo ROCY





Full Glam Flawless Makeup Tutorial With a Pop


Quick Full Face tutorial. 
Perfect for Prom or any event.


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Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner

This Post is Sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions are 100% my own.


I recently had the opportunity of tryout the New Maybelline New York Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners along side some of their lipsticks which have to be my all time favorite drugstore lipsticks. 






These lip liners come in 14 shades, everything from Nudes, Reds, Plums to a Clear color that will work great with any shade of lipstick. Maybellines Color Sensational Shaping Lip liners are by far the best Ive tried from the drugstore. They are extremely creamy and glide beautifully on the lips, theres no tugging to them at all.

130 Dusty Rose used with Born With It lipstick


Here’s a clip so you can se for yourself how creamy they are. Along with some swatches.



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I received all 14 shades of the ColorSensational Shaping Lip Liner  along with 6 Maybelline lipsticks:

100 Clear which goes well with pretty much any color.
105 Nude Whisper which is a peachy nude.
110 Purely Nude the name says it all.
115 Totally Toffee plummy brown
120 Rich Chocolate which I used in the clip withToasted Truffle lipstick.
125 Magnetic Mauve Also used on the clip along with Warm Me Up lipstick.
130 Dusty Rose used with Born With It lipstick
135 Palest Pink which is a cool blue toned pink.
140 Pink Coral which is more of a magenta pink.
145 Very Cherry bright red tone.
150 Brick Red which I used with Rich Ruby lipstick.
155 Wild violets also used in clip along with Berry Bossy.
160 Rich Wine which is exactly that.

165 Plum passion which is similar to Rich Wine just more purple.



Maybelline did a great job at creating a variety of shades to choose from.  I find that they Color Sensational Shaping Lip liner help a lot with feathering and longevity of the color.  A little trick I like to do is apply it all over the lip and then top it off with the lipstick color as seen on the video. 
I absolutely loved that they are retractable, so theres no need to sharpen. But you still have a small shaper at the end to give you that perfect sharp tip and edge.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Shaping Lip Liners are now available so go snag some up.

xoxo ROCY

phil&teds Mod Baby Stroller Review


If you guys follow me on social media you might have seen me strutting around this lovely buggy.
Phil&teds New Mod stroller is by far the best stroller Ive even owned. 
It has so many amazing features that you seriously don't need anything else.


One of the things that I love most about this stroller is the seat. The fact that it transforms from a carrying cot to a toddler seat, blows me away. The seat can be changed from forward facing to facing you. 
Another great feature for me is the child strap its so easy to attach babe, each strap connects to the belt so you don't need to use all your hands to strap on a grumpy toddler.
Its so light to handle and move around, yet sturdy and compact. I can load and unload it seconds.


The Mod Stroller comes in 4 lovely prints. 
You can find them here.

If you have any questions about the Mod stroller feel free to comment below.

xoxoROCY







Spring Inspired Makeup Look





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Philosophy's 6 piece Shower Gel Collection

This post is sponsored by Philosophy in a series for SocialStars. I only work with brands I love,  all options are my own.




Relaxation couldn't get any better than with these products. As a mom of two boys, sometimes my days can be a little long (if you know what I mean). My mommy time is my bath and shower routine and these are my favorite 3 in 1 shower gel formulas. Philosophy has just about the best scents you can imagine.



This 6 piece collection comes with:


  • Basil Cucumber cooler which smells just like it's name. Its one of my favorites.
  • Iced Mint Lemonade is described as sugar dusted lemon with mint. Even though I cant really smell the mint.
  • Chilled Ginger tea which is a little musky and warm.
  • Marzipan Dream has a hint of a vanilla scent. And also another favorite.
  • Apricots and cream is my all time favorite. It smell a tad bit like apricots but sweet due to the vanilla and sugar.
  • Fresh Cream and Mint to me smells very minty.




I absolutely love this collection and recommend. I find that this formula works as a shampoo and bubble bath. It lathers really nicely creating the perfect bubbles and cleans my hair well.
You can find this awesome set in QVC.


xoxoROCY

February Favorites 2017




Watch my latest favorites for the month of February. There were a few re-discoveries and a few discoveries.



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