Too Faced HANGOVERx Primer

Hello my loves,

Todays post is going to be about one of my holy grail beauty products.  For many years I have had a ton of sensitivity issues when it comes to my face.  I have crazy skin that may be dry one day and oily the next.  I never know what kind of day its going to be face wise!  Recently I was diagnosed with Rosacea which answered a ton of the questions I have had over the years.

Now most of us know that if we want our foundation to apply smoothly and last all day then we need to apply a face primer before foundation.  My normal routine is cleanse, moisturize, prime and then foundation, leaving a few minutes in between each.

A few problems I have had with different primers.  Since my face can at times be on the oily side I have found that silicone based primers just make the natural oils on my skin ten times worse, but since  my face can also be dry at times I have noticed that other primers tend to not help any dry patches and they just become for prominent.  I have searched high and low for a primer that fits me and I finally found it!  Now I have been using this primer for quite awhile now (I am on my 3rd tube of it).  This is not a new primer and I am sure there are a million reviews on it, but since it is my holy grail primer I decided what better thing to do than to blog about my experience using it!

My holy grail primer is the Too Faced Hangoverx replenishing face primer.  This primer is seriously the best thing to happen to my make up application in a long time. As you can see from the picture the consistency of this primer is just like a lotion.  It absorbs nicely and feels so good on the skin.  Not oily or greasy at all and that is a huge plus for me.  This primer really helps keep your foundation from gathering into your fine lines and we all know about that!  No only does the Hangover Primer help in your foundation application but it also helps the overall appearance of your skin.  There have been several times even when I am not applying makeup that I just apply the primer over my moisturizer and it leaves me looking smooth and fresh faced.  Also when I am looking for things I am going to use on my skin, one of the first things I do is look at the ingredients  I am looking for water and SPF.  Now you would think SPF would be great.  In my case it is not.  some products that contain a high SPF tend to make my Rosacea flare up and my face burns and gets red and blotchy.  Trust me this does not feel or look good!  With that being said the very first ingredient in this primer is WATER!  I will list all of the ingredients below.

There have been plenty of times were I was in a rush and just threw everything in my bag only to realize when I went to do my makeup that I forgot to grab my primer and I will actually sit there and say DAMN!  That’s what kind of difference this primer makes in your makeup application, it is a huge one.

The Hangoverx primer is $32.00 for 1.35 ounces.  You do not need a lot so it should last you awhile.  In my opinion it is worth every penny and I have recommended to a few ladies who ended up loving it.  If you want to try it out go to your local Sephora and ask for a sample.  You wont regret it.  You can purchase it directly from Toofaced.com, sephora.com or ulta.com.  Heres to a happy, fresh face!

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Ingredients: -Coconut Water, Probiotics, and Skin Revivers: Hydrate and brighten, soothe and smooth, and prime the skin.

Water, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Propanediol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Olive Glycerides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cellulose Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pectin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Lauryl Alcohol Diphosphonic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Fragrance, Lauric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid.


Until Next Time,



dr. brandt needles no more and 3-D filler mask!

Hello Loves!

Todays long overdue blog is going to be about two samples I received.

I received the 3-D filler mask from my good friend on instagram,  Nika ( you can find her at _KLOOBNIKA_ ) and the needles no more came in my monthly Sephora play box. So lets just dive right in.

For quite awhile I have looked for something that would help the wrinkles on my forehead and the really deep one I have next to my left eyebrow. This is where the needles no more comes into play.  I have wanted to try this for awhile so when I received it in my play box I was really excited.  The sample was .085 ounces and I was able to sparingly get about 5 uses out of it. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures of my face because not only was I starting to tell a difference but I had several ladies at work ask me if I was doing something different in my routine.

This product is meant to be used in the morning and evening.  You pat it on and smooth it into the areas of concern such as crows feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, etc.  I would have used it on my entire face had the sample been bigger!  Final verdict…. I absolutely love this stuff and if I cannot obtain more samples somewhere I will probably splurge and buy the full size from Sephora, you to can order yours right here just click on the link http://www.sephora.com/needles-no-more-P391802?skuId=1658434  the full size is .5 ounces for $89.00.  Trust me I am a stickler for bargains but I would pay that for this product because it works like it says it will!

The next item was from Nika.  She hosted a small giveaway on her instagram and I was one of the lucky winners chosen to receive a sample of the 3-D filler mask.

The 3-D mask is meant to be used daily and you apply it on your cleansed face from your chin to your cheek bones, smoothing it out as you go.  I noticed a definite difference on my smile lines. My sample was .35 ounces and I was able to get about 10 days from it! Final Verdict on this one is the same as above.  I love it.  This is a product that works and works great. You can order the full size of 1.7 ounces along with a brush for applying just by clicking this link http://www.sephora.com/needles-no-more-3-d-filler-mask-P404010?skuId=1768134


Sad fact is that now at 37 I am realizing and wishing that I had paid better attention to my skin and taken better care of it when I was in my late teens and into my twenties. While I cannot change that I can try to help it today and these two products are perfect for that.  I cannot wait for the opportunity to try more products for the dr.brandt line.  You can visit their website here http://www.drbrandtskincare.com

Thank you or taking the time out to read my little post.  I hope to have more for you really soon but until then have a great Wednesday!