Summer 2014

Summer 2014 is in Full Swing, things at Bean Styled have been so busy we are finally catching up on our Trial and Review of the latest products we find worth your money and our time to tell you about!

Let’s Begin with the skin care and make-up products. Nugg Face Mask Hydrating is not only natural, and uses oil dispersion; learn more here  http://www.nuggbeauty.com/pages/technology 94% natural, this product is great for normal, dry skin, and those with sensitive skin. Absolutely loved this product, and for the price can’t wait to stock up on more. Perfect all year, and great for that summer budget you would rather spend at the beach. This product contains, camellia seed oil, aloe, and many other natural ingredients, great to replenish after being out in the summer sun. Found this product at Target. Next up is E.L.F. Glitter Primer. For a few dollars this primer works great. With the heat and sweating this will not only make the glitter hold and pop, it will keep it lasting all day… or night. Prep your lids with concealer, then apply primer. While primer is still damp apply your glitter shadow. With natural ingredients like shea butter and JoJoba oil this product will be gentle on the eyelids.

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A great facial scrub we just happen to notice on the shelf at target was Alba Botanica a natural product line extension from their original Alba. Good and Clean a Fruit acid detox Toxin release scrub is 100% Vegetarian. This product is packed with natural ingredients and 10 AHA-rich botanical’s that provides a unique fruit facial detox. Great if you have oily skin, dead skin, and those sweaty workouts.

Finally, we absolutely indulge in many different Epielle Cotton Mask. From firming to detoxing there is one for every skin type and issue. We tried the Vitamin E and Collagen for fine lines and wrinkles. Skin was instantly brighter, and lines and face looked plumped and hydrated. The second mask we have tried so far is the Green Tea and Aloe. A great way to detox the skin after a busy week, stress, or skin is looking dull. Skin looked brighter and more hydrated. Both left skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Not to mention, you may look funny. But is great for travel, and easy to apply and take off, and if you happen to fall asleep you won’t have to worry about a mess on your pillow case.

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Let’s stick with the eyes and talk about Revlon’s Diamond Lust eye shadow. We found Night Sky. a Black with silver, that gives off a rainbow of color glitter. Now only is the shadow apply evenly the glitter actually is thru out the entire eyeshadow. We used it with elf glitter primer not only did it last all night, the glitter was still present. Use all over lids for a dramatic look, just the middle to add highlight, or the outer corner for a rockin smokey eye effect.

A product we have been dying to try was Ardell Dark Lash adhesive. What is great about having the dark adhesive is that if your going for that natural look you do not have to worry about applying eyeliner. An 9 times out of 10 we are applying black or a dark eyeliner when we do apply are false lashes. So it is easy to even out the “liner line”.  A must have for any gal who loves her false lashes!

Cover Girl has a sister mascara out there called Flamed up. Now we enjoyed this mascara because it does not clump, and of the thickness it adds to lashes. It gives off a great natural look with some curl. The Cover Girl Flamed out mascara is still the favorite and wins in the thickness, length, and curl of the outer lashes best for that dramatic look.

Only a couple of HAIR products made the beginning summer list. First up is a great original that can’t be beat! Psssst Dry Shampoo. Not only great if your running late and don’t have time to wash the hair, but this is a great product to add texture. The one thing that stands the product apart from the rest is that is leaves no white residue. For you blondes out there  you may not have a problem. But dark tresses some products leave a powder that does not absorb as well or even close to Psssst. Give it a Try today!

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The other product that we have fallen in love with and definitely a new must have in the beauty arsenal is Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Moisture Whip Leave-In Conditioner. Yes you read that right, Whipped! A mouse like leave in conditioner that does not leave your hair oily, and you get every strand saturated. Great for young kids and their tangles too. A wonderful bonus is natural ingredients goji berry, passion fruit, and kiwi. This product is definitely worth 5 stars and we can’t wait to try the 1-minute Replenish treatment.

Let’s talk Nails. Just recently Sinful Colors nail polish made the news on Good Morning America beating out Chanel nail color in lasting longer and still looking fab! So with that being said we found the perfect summer color, The perfect Disney’s “Frozen” nail color, and Perfect in the fact that the glitter actually glitters! So in love with this color is has become a personal favorite we are going to have to run out and buy another bottle! Green Ocean is great layered on top of other colors or alone. Different size glitter builds the nail polish for a Gel look and shine like no other! Must Have!

Now another polish that we happen to run across at the dollar store and was a complete impulse buy was L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polish in Candy Sprinkles. Now only is this the perfect pastel pink, but it has a rainbow of colors. It reminded us of a cupcake, or as the name said Candy Sprinkles! You have to let the nail polish dry for a few minutes in between coats, but after about 4 layers this polish had a great shine and  Gel look. Lasted a week on the Toes. For .99 cents we adore this!

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Finally we will end this summer review with some Stylewatch StyleHunters products.

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Physicians Formula New Bronze Booster with SPF 20, a Glow boosting Beauty Balm Bronzer not only protects, moisturizes, smooths, brightens, and softens lines. Not to mentions adds contour to the face. The packaging is adorable, comes with it’s own brush, and is a build-able formula. Natural ingredients like kapi kaccho seeds, and vitamin C and E helps with care of skin. This product is perfect for summer. Add a healthy glow, and keep that all natural beauty look. Check out our video on Instagram and Follow us for up to date products that are under review before they hit the website at http://www.instagram.com/beanstyledotcom

Last we reviewed the Extraordinaire by L’Oreal in their Color Riche collection. Another product made with micro oils, no wonder it leaves lips smooth, non sticky and left with amazing shine that last all night. The only complaint is that the brush is flexible and the formula is light so a little goes a long way.

Check out these must have Products for Summer and you will be looking beautiful on a Stylista’s Budget!

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Eyes, Lips…Hands

Skyn

Skyn Iceland-Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels   A product from Amsterdam, Netherlands and made in Korea. Check out their website at www.skyniceland.com  What is great about this product up front is that it is free of paraben’s, sulfates, petroleum dye, fragrances, mineral oil, and other harsh products that are not gentle on sensitive skin. Another plus is the natural ingredients they use such as water, olive fruit oil, ginkgo biloba, thyme extract, Cranberry seed and many more. It is also a 100% Vegetarian product. A great solution for stressed, Tired under eye skin. Firm and De-puff in 10 minutes. These patches stayed on Great. No slipping, no peeling. They stayed cool the whole ten minutes, and still cool when we took them off. You can feel the sensation of hydrated skin, and the eyes were greatly diminished of puffiness.  A must have especially during the holiday season!

 

Let’s Stay with the eyes and talk about “IT”S SO BIG” Mascara. If you are looking for a great mascara for lower lashes, this is the one! Found it was best for the lower lashes. A great mascara to lengthen and separate lashes. The bristles are small and the brush itself is thin so you can get every lash from inner to outer corner with no problem.

For the Lips we love Cailyn Tinted Lip balm in Big Apple! A perfect red for even the fairest of skin in the winter months. It’s a build-able color. So apply light coat with the built-in brush or a couple of coats to darken it up for a night out look! What else is great about this lip tint is that it does not Stain lips, still last hours and comes off when you wash your face. Best of all it’s moisturizing so no worrying about drying out lips!

From OFRA Cosmetic laboratories comes a Lip gloss with Plumper in Sultry. A unique mauve/Burgundy color with a hint of pink sparkle. Not yet a red color, it gives off a hint of brightness. Perfect for fair or dark skin tones.

Since we are on the face. Winter wind, cold, and dry weather usually takes a toll on all of us. So here is a product absolutely worth trying! H2O Face Oasis Hydrating treatment an oil free, marine hydration that feels like luxury on your skin.

From their site this explains the marine formulation “Hydrating Marine Blend: A triple-powered synthesis of marine botanical’s that optimizes skin’s moisture balance while bolstering free radical resistance.

  • Wakame: Brown kelp energizes skin’s natural functions and recharges tone
  • Sea Lettuce: Dewy yellow-green leaves cultivated from the coast of Brittany, France; supports skin-firming collagen and elastin
  • Fennel: Waxy green ribbons abundant along rocky English sea cliffs; empowers skin to resist aging environmental damage”

Soaks right in and immediately takes away any dullness, dryness, or tight pulling of skin. For most of us we use the wrong cleansers which tend to dry out skin dry and causes that tight feeling after washing. But if you suffer from eczema or extremely dry skin. Pick this product up and trust in us when we say you will thanks us. Also if you are looking for a great hydrating Anti-Aging Product this would be the one to try! Must see all the benefits on their website here WWW.H2OPLUS.COM  A new product favorite of Bean Styled!

UP&UP

Finally we have found a new makeup Brush every girl needs! The Round facial Brush. Kinda like having a small kabuki brush. It is great for powder foundations. Bronzing and Highlighting. The Up&Up brush found at target has done the job. Great for contouring and blending. Can be used for liquid or cream foundations.

 

Since we are on skin care. Let’s discuss a new lotion introduced to us called Nourish Organic. We tried the coconut and Argan body lotion with hibiscus. USDA Organic, and 100% natural Antioxidants from coconut helps smooth and soften while the oil is an omega fatty acid that hydrates and replenish skin. Non-greasey and absorbed quickly makes this one of the best lotions ever. The smell wasn’t strong which is good if you are looking for a good lotion that is not to perfumed or fragrance infused. Which can cause dryness and irritation to those with sensitive skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beauty Must!

So here are products you can find at your local drug store or department store that have Bean Approved as Amazing Products worth having in your beauty cabinet. Ones we keep on hand and love personally and use on Bean Styled  Photo shoots, and Make-up Clients.

Keeping with the Retro wing and Cat eye trend the perfect liquid eyeliner pen. Does not streak and literally dries 2 seconds after you draw the line. Victoria’s Secret VS Graphic Eyeliner Pen simply ROCKS! The thin tip makes outlining and applying a thin line easy and is a great build-able formula. So you can make a thicker line as you go. Thin or Thick, Artistic of Simple VS Graphic Eyeliner Pen can create it all and the design of the tip helps you! With a light hand you won’t have to worry about going overboard or too much coming out.  BEAN LOVIN IT!

Since we are already talking about Victoria’s Secrets. We need to mention   VS Fresh Face Brightening Gel Cream– a very light formula that soaks right into skin. It is a Good primer and adds great highlight with just the right amount of mica in the product. It also has caffeine to de-puff eyes and wrinkles. Plus Shea butter, witch hazel, chamomile flower, ginkgo biloba and Aloe for moisture. We have used this product alone and under makeup. This product is worth having any day and really brightens the face. It gives off an even skin tone, highlighting and we can say has been a good addition to our skin care routine. And of course it’s Super Model Approved in which the VS models use when traveling by air to help hydration and puffiness. Perfect for the under eye area and temples where you want to add subtle highlights for that fresh flawless look.

Next is a brand we love. Their beauty products are of great quality and at a reasonable low-cost. They use natural ingredients and of course we appreciate that.  E.L.F. EyesLipsFace.com has Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks found in Target. They are great for summer, and if applied over translucent powder will last all day. The color Bean Styled tried was “Little Miss Thing” (second one) which is a gorgeous Nude with gold tint. Great for a little shimmer on a nude for those natural looks being created.

Let’s Talk about the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition line. Bean Styled tried the shampoo and conditioner.  In about 2 weeks we seen improvement and dramatically felt improvement in the strength and smoothness.

Enough to get us curious about the Garnier Miracle Dry Oil. Bean Styled recommends this as part of your skin care routine. It is great for the face. Simple apply 1 spritz to hands then face after you shower. Or spritz on a hot wet towel, ring out and apply to face for 5 minutes for a great quick moisturizing facial. This product is oil so for face or hair makes sure you spritz the hands first so you do not go over board. But for the body, Bean Styled recommends  spraying it on after you get out of the shower, or after a long day at the beach or pool, and rub in with hands. It surprisingly soaks in fast and leaves no sticky feel. This product also leaves a great exotic smell, no need to apply perfume. This line is definitely sticking around in our  beauty recommendations for a while.

  Ardell Accents 3/4 length of normal size lashes. Once you learn how to apply false lashes and continue to do it. It really does become easier.  These 3/4 length are great for beginners. You don’t have to worry about holding down as much as a full length lash. This is Beauty Genius for two reasons: 1. Put then on outside edge for volume and/or dramatic looks 2. Apply them directly in center for extreme volume and eye-opening effect. Apply your mascara for bold voluminous lashes. Also Perfect for a Day Time look. No mascara needed or use clear mascara for extra bond and hold. Just be sure to let your lashes dry a minute before apply mascara to give the glue time to bond really well.  After removing use your makeup remover gel or antibacterial soap to clean your false lashes, rinse, let them air dry and they can be reused a few times before they tend to get brittle. So In love they are almost worn every day in this Studio.

Cover Girl Flamed Out Mascara. In which here is in Very Black Blaze. The ultimate mascara to get volume with absolutely no clumps! Easy to create the cat eye,  or Retro Glam wing eye effect with the Volume Igniter Brush which is designed to get the volume right in the middle and outer lashes.  If you have very thin, barely there lashes this would be the mascara you have been waiting on! You can really feel the brush comb thru the lashes and separate which creates the most amazing volume. MUST TRY! You can tell the model on the right obviously has thin lashes. Flamed Out created such volume and absolutely gorgeous lashes.

If you are getting sick of that red, irritated feeling after a wax let me fill you in on what to try! Nair has out a Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio, plus other products in the same line for the bikini area and etc.  Nair has always been an enemy for me. I have extremely sensitive skin and original Nair for most and for me Burned like Crazy! But I am here to tell you that The Brazilian Spa Clay not only smells 99% better than regular Nair it did not burn at all! No itching, no irritating. Which is comforting since it is being applied to the face and other sensitive areas. The mineral oil, Mango Butter and Acai Berry really help protect, hydrate, and calm the area you are removing hair from. 10 minutes and the dark hairs and fine hairs that make up what we like to call a Mommystache, (since it started to appear after having kids) was gone. We used an aloe based cleansing Tissue to wipe it off and you could literally see all the little hairs. The moisturizer that comes with the trio is thick and really hydrates the skin. No redness or irritation and it has been about a week with no hair re-growth yet. It works and it save’s the embarrassment of asking for the lip to be done when you go in for your normal eyebrow waxing at the salon.

Next is Freeman Vita-K Dark Circles Professional.   Long Nights, late stay at work, or baby keeping you up with little to no sleep contributes to dark circles. This product really makes a difference you can see.  Peptides & Pro Vita K Complex; an amino acid complex, which helps with skin tone and elasticity. Added mica helps diffuse light and brighten the under eye immediately. Also, This product has an ingredient called matrixyl 3000 which helps stimulate cell renewal. Use for about 2 weeks day and night and see how your Peepers look. This product is sensitive enough to use twice a day but if any irritation occurs just use daily. It’s a great daytime eye cream to wear under makeup.

The Best saved for Last is…… Boot’s Expert Sensitive Line! Bean Styled picked up a 3 piece Kit. That included Boot’s Expert Sensitive Cleansing and toning wipes, Sensitive rehydrating eye cream, and rehydrating moisturizer.  For the fashionista price of $12.00 (which on their website it is CHEAPER) one would think they were using a high-end skin care line. Not only does it feel luxurious but waking up with brighter more hydrated skin than ever is always a plus and you can thank Boots.

-First use Boot’s Expert Sensitive Cleansing and Toning wipes. Hypoallergenic, with aloe Vera and mineral water. I have not used a wipe that not only was soft and gentle but completely took off the darkest eye makeup, daily foundation, BB creams and powders! Left my skin feeling clean and toned.

-Next use Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating eye cream which soaks right in and instantly hydrates the eye area. With all the ingredients as the other two products but with added sunflower seed oil!

-Finish up with Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Moisturizer. It is a thick moisturizer that when applied soaks right into skin. This product is wonderful for a nightly moisturizer.

Great for Late Nights and leave no excuse for not taking off the days makeup. Also great for those late mornings from studying all night.  Bean Styled recommends this line for your night-time skin care routine. Another bonus is that these products are fragrance and lanolin free. Which many people with sensitive skin have reactions to.

Check out the German based Company Boot’s Cosmetics Today!


Eyes, Lips, Face, LOVE

Bean Styled can never get enough of E.L.F. The products are Amazingly affordable and quality does not lack. First off the Under eye concealer and highlighter is to rave about! Very light feel and conceals under eye circles completely. The highlighter is also a lightweight feel and gives a light highlight that makes eyes pop. Use on the temples, arch under brow or the brow bone. Or use under the eye before you apply the concealer for a wide awake look. Great way to de-puff eyes and instantly remove dark circles just as well as the more expensive concealers out there.

 

If you don’t hold the most voluminous lashes or just love to wear false lashes try elf lash kits. For the Price you can always have a pair when you are wanting to feel Glamorous or just wanting more lashes for the day.

 

Now it’s really no secret that clear mascara is also used to tame eyebrows and E.L.F. knows this too! Their double ended Clear Lash and Brow Mascara is genius. The Brushes are two different sizes which is the important part, and labeled for eyes and brows.The eye makeup process just got easier!

 

If you love options  E.L.F.’s Elements is a great way to customize your own makeup palettes. Refills which are magnetic and pop right in and out, easy and FUN