Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winterize your Skin

Its that time of year boys and girls. Dry skin is a plague when the temp goes down outside and the heat goes up in homes. Here are just a few easy tips and solutions you can try at home to keep your skin in tip top shape! Moisturize, moisturize moisturize! You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good face moisturizer. Look for ones with SPF! I like Aveeno and you can pick it up at any drugstore. Turn the temp down in the shower.  A sure way to dry out skin is too hot of a shower. Also showers that are too hot can cause broken capillaries on the face and chest. While in the shower use a loofah or body scrub to help increase cell turnover. For your feet use Mr.Pumice (love!) After you get out and dry off slather down with a good body lotion I suggest Eucerin. So follow these simple tips and your skin will love you for it!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dinair vs Temptu

So I know I have been way behind on my blog sorry! But I have been super busy at work and it seems to be makeup season. Weddings, dances and Pageants galore lately! I have been doing ALOT of airbrushing lately so  I thought I  would take a minute to talk about the two foundations brands I use at work and how they compare. To start off with I do have the dinair compressor.

 It was just an affordable option for me I have the pro version and believe I got it for a little under 200.00. In addition I bought a 12 piece Temptu foundation kit so I could always be prepared for whatever skin tone that walked through the door. I realized very quickly that even though I was the using the water based Temptu line that they are entirely to thick for Dinair's gun. It was constantly clogging up.

Luckily I found out if I thinned it a bit with  Temptu's Aqua Converter it works fine and thats ok with me because it stretches out my little bottles. So when it comes to coverage I feel like temptu is better I think its more pigmented but when it comes to final results I have to say the finish on Dinair is prettier. I find temptu is is but more matte and has a heavier feel on the skin . Don't get me wrong, I feel both are good but Dinair just leaves such a pretty glow on the skin and feels just like your natural skin. I have heard lots of mixed reviews about Dinair but I really like the makeup. The 1oz bottles cost about the same actually Temptu might be a little cheaper. So all in all I like both but if I had to choose I would choose the Dinair. I found out today that Camera Ready Cosmetics had their own label brand at around 13.00 bucks a pop for a bottle, have any of you airbrushers tried that brand yet? That would be super sweet on the wallet! Hope I helped some of  you a little. And if your in my area and have never seen the wonders of airbrush on your face, well drop on in or book an appointment with me! http://www.skinbykendra.weebly.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Update and Reviews for Kendi Bamboo Oil, Dermasilk 90 sec eyelift, and NXY smokey look kit

Well I was talking about my blog today and it hit me.. I haven't blogged in a LONG time! Lots have been going on. First and Foremost my husband is in Remission from his Cancer.. Awesome right? Secondly I FINALLY got my Esthetician License transferred over and have opened shop at a cute little salon in Natchitoches,la inside All Tangled Up on Front Street. Wanna see a pic? Well you have no choice. :D

Cute right?  Now I am just trying to build up a clientele but I think things are going to work out nicely. So those are the main reasons you haven't seen me around lately. I am still working on my Simply Kendra line and hope to create some new things when I have the time. In other news I finally cancelled Birchbox. The products are just getting worse and worse, I totally don't think its worth it anymore. Any thoughts? Ok onto some reviews! There are a few things I have tried recently and  I think they are absolutely worth recommending.

 Dermasilk 90 sec eyelift...So I have to admit I opened this up in the store and tried it right out of the box. I didn't want to invest in the 30.00 if it didn't work and all I had to do was wait 90 secs right? Its not my fault they don't put a tester out! Luckily for them I thought it worked Amazing well so I bought it. You can REALLY feel it tightening up under your eyes and I absolutely give it 2 thumbs up. One quick tip don't apply too much I think one pump is good for both eyes. Possibly one more if you need alot of help in that area but for this 30 something one was good enough.

Next on the list for stuff I have really fallen in love with Kendi Bamboo Oil from Alterna for hair.  It says on the directions to apply to damp hair but I use it like a thermal protector on dry hair and it works great. Its not too heavy and I think it smells great! I have SUPER frizzy hair and this is a little bottle of miracle. I usually use shine serums but I really believe this stuff is far superior. Its about 24.00 a bottle and you don't need alot at all. I wouldn't be surprised if it lasted me a full year. I really need to try some more things from this line If you look back on previous blots I did a previous review for the  Alterna Caviar 3 minute shine boost and I can't say enough about it. I am excited to learn what else they have.

Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil

Last but not least I want to mention the smokey look kit from NYX cosmetics. I have had this for a while and you know I love my Simply Kendra But while my husband was in and out of the hospital in recent months we were doing  lots and lots of traveling back and fourth to Houston. So not wanting to pack a million products I threw this palette, some lipstick and a few other basics in a makeup bag and was good to go. It was just great for travel and the colors were super versatile and long lasting. The compact is small and light with a mirror and includes two lipgloss. Just perfect.

Well dollfaces that's the news and i promise not to let you hang for so long next time! Hope you enjoyed the reviews let me know your thoughts and opinions.
Hugs and Kisses

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog Sale!!!!! *Closed*

Ahhhh my first blog sale, Well I have been cleaning out my bathroom cabinets and I have waaaaaaay too much stuff. So its time to downsize this collection of mine and pass the savings to you lovely ladies. Everything has been sanitized with Hospital grade EPA and all makeup items have been sprayed with alcohol. I will be slowly listing everything tonight. I only accept paypal and only US customers please. If you are intrested in an item please email me at simplykendracosmetics@gmail.com and I will send you an invoice for your items.  All items are listed in lots and will not be broken up.  Prices are not set in stone so you can always make me an offer! :D  Items weighing over 13 ounces sent Priority and all others will be sent First Class. No returns. Thanks for Checking out my blog sale!! :D  SAVE ON SHIPPING WHEN U BUY MORE THAN ONE LOT!!

Over a pound and a half of goodies mainly eyeshadows and over 100.00 retail, the palettes mainly have some scuffs and sratches Everything is listed below

2 Giselle pigment Stacks (swatched only) Retail value 50.00
7 Simply Kendra pigments -4 opened only swatched. Hex,starry night, matte brown (not in collection) poisoned candy apple, Aztec Maiden, light green matte (not in collection) royal pain Retail value: 30.00
Love my Eyes Toast of the Town Eyeshadow quad :barely used: Retail value 3.00
Unkown 12 shadow palette: 2 colors swatched Retail: 5.00
Hard Candy in the Shadows palette : swatched Retail 7.00
LA Colors Truffles palette: used minimally Retail:1.00
LA Colors rainbow palette: used miniamlly Retail:1.00
LA Color purples palette: used missing one eyeshadow Retail:1.00
2 Wild and Crazy  pressed pot shadows in  Marilyn and Basic White: Swatched Retail: 4.00
Fira 6 Color Palette in Purples: barely used some untouched Retail: 10.00
Unknown Duo of green and brown from Ross Retail:? (cheap)
Rimmel Duo with pink and white Case a bit cracked used minimally Retail:3.00
Lorac Mocktail Lip Gloss Mai Tai Swatched: Retail 8.00
Tarte Multipleye primer never used retail: 10.00
Profusion Mascara: never used retail: 2.00

Price: 35.00 + 10.00 shipping SOLD!!!

8 New FAKE MAC lipsticks... yeah I got duped! But still nice quality lipsticks not MAC quality but know what I mean. Anyways there might be a couple that were swatched but thats it. This is a mix of pinks,peaches and neutral tones. No dark colors or Reds

Price:10.00 + 2.00 shipping  SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!

Curly hair bumming you out? How about a straightner or 2 and some hair products? Both appliances working and hardly used.

Infiniti Con Air Straightner Ceramic Plates heats to 400 degrees Retail:30.00
Vidal Sasoon Gold Plated Retail: 8.00
Samy Fat Hair Thickening Cream  Used Once Retail :7.00
Samy Fat Hair Mousse: 1/2 Full NO CAP I will try and pack this is best as I can so it doesn't run during shipping but no Gurantees! Retails at 7.00
Rusk Thermal Straightner Also No cap 1/2 Full Retails at 10.00
2 free samples of Joico color endure shampoo

18.00 plus 10.00 Shipping

Swimsuit season will be upon us soon!  This 12 piece lot will have you smooth, tan and firm and ready for the beach!

Mystic Glo Shimmer Brozing Lotion: This stuff rocks! There is probably only about 1-2 full appliations left
Body by Gisesse Raspberry Lotion Never Used
Spa Gel Hair and Body Remover Sally Hansen used one over 3/4 full
Loreal Sublime Bronze Tanning Lotion Medium 3/4 full
Jergen Natural Glow daily moisturizer Fair skin 3/4 full
Avon Refine Stretch Mark Remover  used a couple of times almost full
Cellu-Scultp Avon Anti-Cellulite Slimming Treatment  over 1/2 full
Sally Hansen Smooth Glow stubble reducing mosisturizer 1/2 Full
Avon Lavender Foot Works Foot Treatment Full
2 Dramatic Firming Face and Throat Creams Both both used a couple of times in a sanitary spa enviroment applied with spatulas so you don't have to worry about any fingers or germies in those jars!
Smooth Away (as seen on TV) Its like sandpaper that smooths your legs. I recieved the smooth vibe and the vibe part broke. But works without it too. no directions just google it. comes with new pad.

Retail on this lot when new was well over 100.00 please take it off my hands for 20.00 plus 10.00 for shipping

These  bottles of perfume have been taking up space on my shelf .Time to let them go! I am addicted to juicy couture and have no use for these anymore! xo

Victoria Secret Love Spell Body Spray half full
Kissable by Mark 3/4 full
Tattooed (catos copy of Ed Hardy) almost full
Perry Ellis America 3.4 full
Red Door Elizabeth Arden half full
Imari by Avon full
Surreal by Avon almost full
Something by Coty?!? just a little left

The perry ellis and red door by themselves cost over 120.00 brand new
Hows 20.00  + 10.00 shipping sound? SOLD!!!!!!!!!

I have an overabundance of face and body products here is a little lot I put together for you guys.

Anew Day Defence with spf 15 used once
Lancome Body Scrub over 1/2 full
Valentino Rock and Rose body Lotion Almost full
Arbonne Cleansing Gel 1/4 of bottle left
Ulta Vanilla Hand Cream
Merle Norman Foundation Primer Full
Anew perfect eye cream used once with spatula
Anew repair eye serum 3/4 full
Elizabeth Arden  Gold Ulta Restorative  Serum Capsules for skin 9-10 left

Well over 100.00 retail when new

25.00 plus 10.00 shipping

A little of this and a Little of That :D
Appletini Body Lotion /2 full
Exotic Beaches perfume almost full
Citrus body wash used once
Mega Volume spray by Mark over 1/2 full
Avon Christmas lotion
Ulta Vanilla  Hand Cream
Judith Jackson Spa Travel size lotion, conditioner and shampoo
5 random nail polishes
Very small blush and powder brush (cheap)
One and Only Argan Oil Curl Cream
Press on nail polish Garnet 11 stickers total
3 stacked pigments from bon bons swatched
7.00 + 10.00 shipping

Vampire in a box? yep. lol 3 Cute little plastic coffins 2 contain Halloween red cheap chokers with a little Vampire book inside and 1 contains 3 sets of cheap vampire teeth and 2 blood capsules.

5 bucks + 2.00 shipping