Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mesh Ribbon Wreath

Ever since I discovered mesh ribbon last Christmas, I've been in love.  I love the blingy look it gives to decorating projects.  And since everything looks so drab after the holidays, I decided I wanted to perk up my front door with a new wreath. 

I knew I wanted to have a large wreath that would show up, but to be honest I didn't realize how big this was going to turn out until I hung it on my front door.  While I have gotten many compliments on it, I think if I make another I'll go down a size in wreath form.

So, here is how I've been decorating for this month.  Do you put up decorations for various holidays?

Monday, February 25, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream

It is hard to believe most of February is gone.  One thing I have enjoyed this year is trying new products.  One of my most recent opportunities to try a new product was provided by L'Oreal through the SheSpeaks program.  They sent me a tube of L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream.

The product is white when it comes out of the tube and it has built-in skincare benefits. The product information for the BB cream says that it has four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smooths, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturizing l-in-one innovation primes and smooths, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. 

I added the L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream to my daily makeup routine for a week. The first two times I tried the product, it felt tingly on my skin.  The cream comes out of the tube as a light lotion consistency and it is white.  For those who have not tried a product like this, I think the white coloring is good because it is easy to see where you are applying it to get an even application.  I don't really have any uneven coloring issues, so I didn't see any change in my appearance since this is an issue that doesn't affect me.  Just a little bit of it goes a long way, so I don't see going through a tube of this very quickly.

The L'Oreal Paris Magic BB cream is sold at major retailers such as Target and Wal Mart and retails for $10.95 for 1 fl oz.