Luminess Air : Airbrush Makeup System

Luminess Air

Using an airbrush makeup system is one of the best ways to get both an even and sanitary makeup application. Both professional makeup artists and professional photographers have been known to use airbrushed makeup on their clients.

This past month, I was able to try the Luminess Air : Legend Airbrush System and it was much different from my typical makeup routine!

Luminess Air Airbrush

How Does the Luminess Air Work?

The Luminess Air uses a constant air flow from a compressor. The air travels up a tube, through a needle inside the stylus and then comes out the end of the stylus. Foundation is squeezed into the stylus from a cup up top. (It doesn’t spray out unless you pull the trigger.) You use your finger to pull back the trigger on the stylus and the foundation is sprayed out evenly from its tip. Depending on how far back you pull the trigger, you get different amounts of product sprayed out.

How to Use the Luminess Air

  1. Shake up your foundation bottle.
  2. Hold the stylus like a pencil.
  3. Turn the compressor on.
  4. Squeeze 8 or more drops of foundation into the cup on top of the stylus.
  5. When you’re ready to use the airbrush, pull back the trigger and move your wrist in circular motions around your face.
  6. For more coverage, allow each coat of the foundation to dry and apply more.

Luminess Air Airbrush

How to Clean the Luminess Air

Here’s a video from Luminess Air explaining in-depth how to clean the airbrush system.

 

My Thoughts on the Luminess Air

I think the Luminess Air is fairly easy to use. It has decent coverage, but I wouldn’t say it has amazing coverage for acne prone skin. In my opinion, it would be best to use a concealer underneath if you tend to have spots. It does take a bit of practice to use but as long as your finger and wrist are loose, you won’t need to worry too much about using too much product at once. The main thing is to work in circular motions and not linger in one spot  for too long so you don’t have caked makeup.

Because you’re able to control the amount of product that comes out of the machine, you don’t need to worry about getting your hair and eyes covered in foundation. You’re not going to be blasted with product like you would with hairspray or something similar. It’s a nice even mist of product.

I like that the system uses water-based makeup so my skin doesn’t feel gross and oily. I really hate that feeling when putting on makeup. I think that’s why I like a lot of matte formula products that use either clay or water based makeup.

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What My Luminess Air Kit Included

Luminess Air Foundations

Luminess Air Matte foundation shades 1-4.

I chose to have the Matte airbrush foundations because I don’t really like having a shiny face. I received shades 1-4. Shade 1 seems to be great for my olive-toned skin – especially now that I’m slightly pale during the fall. I sometimes mix shades 1 and 2 together to create a different shade.

Primer, Brightening Glow, and Blush

Luminess Airbrush Moisturizer/Primer, which contains Vitamin E and olive extracts , Luminess Skin Brightening Glow, and Luminess Air Airbrush Blush : Tulip 3N

Luminess Air Cleaning Bottle and Charger

Luminess Air Airbrush Cleaning Bottle and Charger

There are several different Luminess Air systems to choose from which range in price from $169-$399. You can find their systems in different places like Amazon as well as their website. Luminess Air has everything from skin products to eyeliners, as well as lipsticks and lip glosses.

Luminess Air Legend Airbrush System

Because Luminess Air is so kind, they’ve allowed me to be able to give my readers a code to save 20% off their purchase. 🙂

Here’s the code! : 161450506

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All Natural Products By inVitamin

inVitamin All Natural Products

Not long ago, I found a company through Instagram called inVitamin who makes all-natural products such as deodorant, tooth and gum powder, as well as face wash, and  a wide variety of other products. When I showed an interest in their all-natural deodorant, an incredibly kind gentleman by the name of Dan messaged me and sent some products over for me to try. I have been trying these products every day for over a month, so I’ve been able to use them quite often.

inVitamin All Natural Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Deodorant

I’d been wanting to try an all-natural deodorant for years because solid, aluminum deodorants seem to clog my pores, ruin my clothes and cause more harm than good.  I was able to try inVitamin‘s Natural Deodorant Cream which only contains 5 ingredients : Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Sugar, Vitamin E, and Beeswax.  When initially opening the package, it was melted and a bit messy because it had been in the heat. After letting the deodorant sit in my bathroom over night it was able to set up and clump together — creating a consistency that was perfect for spreading.

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Here were my thoughts on the deodorant:

  1. Easy to spread under my arms.
  2. Great scent. Even after wearing the deodorant for several hours, the smell of coconut and the freshness of the baking soda kept me smelling great.
  3. My underarms stayed dry, which is especially great in the summer when it’s so hot.
  4.  Compact container that you can easily take with you wherever — though, I’d recommend keeping it in a cool, dry place.

Over-all, I’d say it’s a very decent deodorant. It smells wonderful and it’s easy to use as well as effective!

Price : $6 (3oz) — A little goes a long way, so this is a great deal in my opinion.

All Natural Activated Charcoal Spearmint Flavor Tooth and Gum Powder

The next product I tried was the All Natural Activated Charcoal Spearmint Flavor Tooth and Gum Powder.  This is my absolute favorite product of the 3 products I was able to try. You use it like a toothpaste and it’s super simple to use. I like to wet my tooth brush and pour a little powder into my hand and then swirl my tooth brush in the powder. I believe now they’ve got little holes on the container that you can now pour the powder onto your toothbrush which makes it much easier to pour the product directly onto your toothbrush.

inVitmain All Natural Charcoal Tooth and Gum Powder

inVitamin has 3 flavors for their tooth and gum powder which are: Cinnamint, Orange, and Spearmint. I really have been liking the spearmint because I’m a mint toothpaste type of girl. The taste took a little bit to get used to but after a little while was fine. You can taste the spearmint as well as the hibiscus flower petal powder but you can also taste a slight bitterness of the charcoal powder which isn’t too overwhelming.

The tooth and gum powder contains : Bentonite clay – activated bamboo – Charcoal powder – myrrh gum powder – organic stevia leaf powderr – organic hibiscus flower petal powder – organic orris root powder – organic spearmint extract

inVitamin Charcoal Tooth and Gum Powder

Here are my thoughts on the tooth and gum powder:

  1. I noticed my teeth seem more white — even after a few uses, which is really awesome.
  2. The small pieces of charcoal really “exfoliate” my teeth and clean them so much more thoroughly than a toothpaste alone. My teeth have never felt more clean! Honestly, I wish I had found this product years ago.
  3. The taste is not bad — takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s definitely tolerable.

Over-all, I love this product. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of trying an all-natural type of tooth powder.

Price: $9 (2.75 oz) : You don’t need to use a lot of this product at a time so I think $9 is very reasonable. I haven’t gotten down to a third of my container yet and I’ve been using this powder for over 2 months.

inVitamin All Natural Bug Gel

The last item I was able to try is the Natural Moisturizing Bug Gel which helps keep pesky mosquitoes and gnats away from your skin. It feels like a lotion and is very effective.

The ingredients for inVitamin‘s Natural Moisturizing Bug Gel are: Organic Castor Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Jojoba Oil, Guar Gum, pure essential oils of Rose Geranium, Virginia Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf and Clove Bud, Natural Vitamin E, Leucidal (a 100% plant based preservative).

Thoughts on the product:

  1. It’s effective. I found it easy to keep annoying bugs away from me by slathering on this gel.
  2. Because of the clove, I wasn’t extremely fond of the scent of the product, but if you like the smell of clove, you will like the scent just fine.
  3. My skin didn’t feel irritated while using this. The jojoba oil and aloe vera gel kept my skin feeling hydrated and soft.

Over-all, this gel is effective, and is perfectly safe for children! A great alternative to sprays that is a much safer option.

Price: $7

 

One thing I love about inVitamin‘s products is that not only are they all-natural, but they aim to make their products safe for not only adults, but for the whole family.  Their products are homemade in small batches, which I love! Every product they make, they use in their own homes and they stand by each product.

If you’ve not heard of inVitamin, I would highly recommend their products! Please support them by checking out their site and trying a few of their products. You won’t be disappointed.

*Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge for my honest review. All thoughts in this post are my own.

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Happy. Calm. Focused.

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HCF Happy. Calm. Focused. are supplements used to nourish the neurotransmitters that help you feel good by providing amino acids and vitamins to help enrich them.

The amino acids, minerals and vitamins found in this are:

DL-Phenylalanine   – L-Glutamine – Vitamin A – Chromium – Vitamin E – Vitamin B1 – Vitamin B2 – Vitamin B3 – Vitamin B5 – Vitamin B6 – Folic Acid – Vitamin B12 – Biotin – Calcium – Iron – Magnesium –Zinc

DL-phenylalanine ( a mixture of D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine), if you’ve never heard of it,  can be found in : milk, meat, cheese and eggs and is used in this supplement. Your body doesn’t naturally make it so you must get it from foods.

Some symptoms of low phenylalanine have been: low energy, depression, and memory problems, as well as decreased alertness.

L-Glutamine ( mostly found in skeletal muscle) assists in cell hydration, metabolism, brain function, immune function, and can be used to help anxiety.

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I started taking these about a month ago. I received a 90 count bottle from HCF’s company to see how I liked it and here’s what I thought:

  • I had no jitters or buzz — which is good because, just like eating regular food, I got natural supplementation.
  • I felt more calm — like the edge was taken off my anxiety and I could kind of just “be” and not worry as much.
  • I didn’t have any physical side effects such as a sore stomach or headaches.
  • The pills were very easy to take. You just take 3 in the morning on an empty (important) stomach with 8oz water and take no more than 6 daily . It helps to maximize the effectiveness.

Over-all, I’ve liked these pills. You won’t get a jolt of energy or anything crazy like that but you’ll just feel better. I feel like they did what they said. I didn’t quite feel more focused, but that’s ok. I am a very multi-tasking person, so that’s hard for me to do when I want to do 10 things at once. Lol. Definitely give them a try some time.

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Jealous Body Scrub – Grapeseed and Macadamia

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If you’ve read my previous post on Jealous Body Scrub, you’d know that I absolutely love this scrub. It doesn’t just exfoliate and moisturize, it really transforms your shower or bath with its rich aroma.

Jealous Body sent me over one of their new scrubs to try — Grapeseed + Macadamia and I really liked it. It’s got a few different ingredients than the last..

Ingredients:

  • robusta coffee beans — ground
  • grapeseed oil
  • macadamia nut oil
  • raw brown sugar
  • sea salt
  • vitamins A & E

What It’s Meant to Do

Exfoliate. Tighten skin & treat acne. Balance out oil production. Protect & repair skin with its vitamins. Leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

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My Thoughts on the Scrub

My skin felt really soft after using it and even though I’ve got sensitive skin, the ingredients are so gentle that I don’t need to worry about breaking out or anything like that. I used this scrub in both the bath and shower and loved the rich aroma that enveloped my bathroom. I imagine myself in a coffee house or walking down the coffee aisle in the store (am I the only person who purposefully walks down that aisle because I love the aroma?).

I would say that after having used the coconut and coffee scrub I actually prefer the coconut scrub over this just because I feel like it moisturized my skin better and allowed me to really spread it around easily on my skin. However, both are great scrubs and I really have nothing bad to say about them.

If you’re interested in buying one of these scrubs you can buy these scrubs HERE.

I highly recommend them!

Each retails for $17.95.

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Happy 1st Birthday Pretty Loved Blog!!

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Much to my surprise, it’s been a whole YEAR since Pretty Loved was created! (Its 1st birthday! Awww!) It honestly has been so much fun every day creating this blog that time has just flown right by.. So much has happened in one year that I never imagined happening.

First of all, I want to say thank you so much to all of you who have not only taken the time to check out my posts, but followed my blog (630 of you on WordPress alone!) and also left me sweet comments! It really means a lot to me that you take the time to give your thoughts.

I started this blog as a creative outlet and because I am somewhat of a loner and I can say now that I’ve met so many wonderful friends through blogging. I’m truly so happy I decided to carry on. <3

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This past year, I’ve had the chance to be featured on Time Inc.’s new beauty platform MimiChatter.com :

  • The Pinterest-Worthy Candle Jar Makeup Brush Holder You Never Knew You Needed
  • 5 Things I Did to Diminish My Hormonal Acne Breakouts
  • I Tried This 100% Natural Skin Care Line

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I worked with some fantastic brands & companies :

ProducttestingUSA . Tessa Williams . Acure Organics . Jealous Body Scrubs . Apothecary Extracts . Larabar . W7 Cosmetics . Kneipp . Potions Cosmetics . Karnas Design Studio .  EmerginC . Nuxe . Exuviance . Perfectly Posh . Brand Backer. & More!

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I’m currently working an Editorial Assistant internship with GlossyFinds online beauty magazine! You can find my articles —> here.

It’s been so great working with the ladies — they are so fun and enthusiastic!

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Lastly, I’ve hit some awesome milestones!

900 on Bloglovin’ and

3000+ on Twitter

600+ on Facebook

Whatt!?

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I honestly couldn’t have done it without you all! You’ve made my dreams come true.

Just wanted to say again, thank you so much for sticking with me! Here’s to many more years!

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