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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration for review. As always, I only share my honest thoughts on products. If a product doesn’t work well for me, I simply will not review it. 

Hi TRC Gang, I want to talk with you about a new cosmetic line that has exclusively hit the shelves of Ulta. It’s called Models Own, a brand originating from the U.K. that is cruelty-free. This collection is fresh, fun, and most of all affordable. I’m a stickler for affordability with makeup brands because in my opinion some of them can just be very over priced. 

Models Own offers many different formulas with it’s cosmetics and they have a good range of colors too. They don’t believe in one look, one way! I was sent three of their products to try and give my honest feelings about them. I was sent the Sculpt and Glow Highlighter Powder (Golden Sand) and two Matte Liquid Lipsticks (Candy Cane and Coral Fresh).


Sculpt and Glow Highlighting Powder ($11.99)

The Sculpt and Glow Highlighter in the shade Golden Sand is beautiful. It gives you the perfect amount of glow.  I really love that it is highly pigmented. I like to add the highlight to my cheekbones, nose, and chin with a fan brush. The glow last all day! 


Matte Liquid Lipstick ($7.99)

I love these matte lippies. The formula for theme is super creamy. They go on very smooth and they don’t feel sticky at all. Plus, they dry quickly and last for a good while on your lips. I adore the smell of them too. The peppermint scent is very pleasant. 

Models Own cosmetics is a fabulous brand that delivers on high quality with an affordable price to match. I suggest you get BOLD and give them a try for yourself. Don’t be shy, add some of their products to your stash. You can purchase Models Own at Ulta stores or Ulta.com. Also, be on the look out for a video with me incorporating these products into a makeup look. If you’re not subbed to my YouTube channel, head over and subscribe. 

Spring finally feels like it’s here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’m too excited. I’m ready to pull out my maxi dresses and play in pastel makeup colors. So spring time right! Recently, I was sent the Hard Candy Matte Eyeshadow And Metal Eyes palettes from their Look Pro Line. I am a long time fan of Hard Candy Cosmetics, so I was thrilled about working with them. Plus, the palettes are super gorgeous! 

The Palettes

Look Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($10)


This palette is so versatile and has a very unique color scheme. The palette contains 15 matte eyeshadow shades and two double sided eyeshadow brushes to give you a total of four. I must say, this palette is bad at all. I dig matte palettes and nothing is better than finding a palette as verse as this one. It has a row of light matte shades, some nice warm shades, cool shades and even some popping deep shades. How’s that for choices, huh?


For the formula, it’s ok. It’s definitely not too bad for a drugstore brand. The formula is smooth and creamy. The shadows blend very nicely. However, when you use a brush they aren’t as pigmented. You have to pack it on. The only thing I don’t like is that these are a bit powdery and you will have some fallout. Overall this is a good palette for the price. 

Look Pro! Metal Eyes Palette ($8)


This dry-to-wet eyeshadow quad is brilliant. Hard Candy really out did themselves with this kit. It has everything you need for a sultry metallic look all in one place. The kit includes four shimmering shadows, a nice dual-ended shadow brush, one black eyeliner pencil, mixing pan, and an eyeshadow mixing liquid. The liquid is magnificent, it helps turn dull, dry shades into something you might see in Vogue Magazine. The entire kit is about the cost of a latte at you favorite coffee house. 


These palettes very affordable and are a must have for your makeup collection. You can purchase them at the Hard Candy website or exclusively at Walmart stores. 

Hi TRC Gang! I am preparing for my travel season and I know many of you all are too. I just love traveling! It allows me to visit new places or revisit those areas that I enjoyed. While traveling, I really like to keep as organized as I possibly can. I take a lot with me guys, so organization is an absolute must for me. Can’t lose items during travel! 

One of my hardest items to keep organized during travel is my makeup. I have so much of it (Yes, I’ll admit it, I am a makeup junkie)! I absolutely hate getting home and finding out I have lost one of my favorite cosmetic items. This started my hunt for the perfect set of affordable makeup organizers. I was happy when an opportunity came to work with a company called Tartan and Twine. This company has excellent travel organizers. They come in so many colors and designs. I was sent their Hanging Valet and Small Organizer in animal print (you all know how I feel about animal print…LOVE) with aqua trim to try out.

The Hanging Valet Organizer 

This Valet ($25.00) is perfect for keeping your makeup in place and off your countertops while still allowing products to be within reach. It can be hung from a door hook to easily see your lipsticks, liners, powders and more. This bag folds closed and snaps shut keeping your makeup organzed while traveling. 

Features:

  • Two flat, clear PVC zippered pockets
  • One deep, clear PVC zippered picket
  • Three flat, mesh pockets
  • Hanging hook
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Made of polyester nylon
  • Fully lined in polyester nylon
  • Dimensions: 11″ x 2″ x 6.75″

The Small Organizer 

This small organizer (12.00) is so cute. It is super roomy and you can fit a lot into this bag. Don’t let its compact size fool you. This bag is Wonder for those that don’t want to lug around a gigantic size bag.

Features:

  • Single zipper
  • Interior slip pocket
  • Gold toned hardware
  • Made of polyestr nylon
  • Fully lined in polyester nylon
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ x 2.75″ x 4″

So far, I’m so in love with these makeup bags. They are of very good quality and the gold toned hardware offers a classy touch. As I put some wear and tear on these items, I will update you all on my thoughts. If you are in the market for some stylish affordable makeup travel bags, I do suggest giving Tartan + Twine a try. Their bags are simply beautiful. You can find these and others at Tartan + Twine or at Ulta. 

Eyewear can say a lot about a person without them ever uttering a word. It’s a lot like the effects that fashion outfits have when we look at the person wearing them. They give you a look into the persons personality. Plus, a stylish pair of eyewear can truly pull a look together. 
It’s that time of the year where we are pulling out the shades more and more. I have Always been a lover of a nice pair of shades. However, I never had any of my own. I guess it’s because I wear prescription eyeglasses and I figured it would be too much of a hassle to get. Then on the other hand purchasing them would not be cheap as I have astigmatism. I know before you say, Why don’t you get contacts? They don’t make them in colors for folks with my type of astigmatism any more. Yes, I hate it! I really want to get some contacts, wanted some where I could change my eye color. Bummer right! Then I can across Eyewear Insight and I was so excited to find them.

Eyewear Insight is an online company that provides stylish affordable eyewear. You can get prescription or non prescription glasses from them. They carry prescription eyeglasses including computer glasses, reading glasses, prescription sunglasses, bifocals and progressive lens, as well as non-prescription or clear eyeglasses. You can get them in your choice of rimless glasses, full rim glasses, half rim glasses or with clip-ons. The company even offers polarized lens (for safety glasses or for kids glasses), transitional or photocromatic lens (darken with sunlight, lighten indoors) and all the different coatings that can make your eyeglasses special. All brought to you at the best price around. All orders include free anti-scratch coating, free anti-reflective, free microfiber cleaning cloth, free protective case, free UV coating and $5.95 shipping. Shipping is free on all additional pairs you order. Best of all, they don’t charge extra for high prescriptions (high index or mid-index lens). You get to enjoy your eyeglasses plain and simple! 

Eyewear Insight is dedicated to bringing to you the finest optical quality with a guarantee that they will take any eyeglasses back, no questions asked (minus shipping cost) as long as it is in the original condition that you received it in. Amazing right! 

Eyeglasses are a great way to boldly accessorize any outfit. Whether you need them or just rocking them for fun, especially when you have a few stylish pairs on your dresser. But, glasses can really get expensive! At least they were, until I found Eyewear Insight! Their selection is huge and filled with trendy glasses that are super affordable! 

Photo Credit: Eyewear Insight 

I picked up the Halle B cateye sunglasses. Cute right? I absolutely adore them. I’m all for animal print, as it brings the sexy out in you. They offer a perfect flattering shape with the touch of animal print flaring out from the sides. These are definitely for a Diva with style! These beautiful shades tie together an outfit, giving it an elegant polished look. 


Once you find your perfect frames in Eyewear Insight’s amazing selection, you can customize each pair to your liking. I am so in love with my new sunglasses. Give this company a go, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect pair (or two, three) for yourself!

Do you need more was to charge or power devices in your home office? If yes, then I have the perfect solution for you. It’s the Powramid Air Power Center & USB Charging Station from ACCELL. This unit is a lifesaver and offers a way to power your all of those extra devices. 

The Powramid Air Power Center and USB Charging Station is super compact and portable. I have found that it is great for around the house or out at co-working spaces. The unit features 6 adapter-spaced outlets. The round, flat design of the station is perfect for placing it on a desk or conference room table. The unit has two USB charging ports that feature smart chips to provide a combined 2.4A of fast charging for USB powered devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and portable music players. This station is a must have for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and even families.

                Photo Credit: ACCELL

Features of the Powramid Air Center & USB Charging Sation:

Six Adapter-Friendly Outlets

2 USB Charging Ports (Total Output: 5V 2.4A)

6ft (1.8m) Power Cord

Skid & Scratch Resistant Base

On/Off Power Button

Green LED Power Indicator

1080 Joules Surge Protection

Blue LED Surge Protection Indicator

15 Amp Circuit Breaker

This charging station comes in your choice of either black or white and offers a 5-year warranty. This unit retails for $35.99. Not bad right!

I really enjoy using this station for all of my powering and charging needs. You can find this unit and more here.

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We all want to achieve the look of a flawless beat face. But sometimes our skin issues make it hard for us. This is where color correcting can come into play as a technique that can help if you are suffering from certain skin problems. Hard Candy has come out with a new line of color correction products to aid in addressing different skin issues. If you have never tried color correcting like myself, Hard Candy products are a great place to start.


Hard Candy sent me there Cushion Wonder (cream with built-in sponge), Radiant Primer (Lavender), and Expert Stick (Yellow) to try. I like all of them, but I really liked the Cushion Wonder and Radiant Primer. These two products addressed skin issues that I wanted to correct. The coverage was very good and they prolonged the wear of my makeup. Each of these are available in six different shades that cater to all skin tones.

Radiant Primer 

The primer is your go to for all over correcting. Just pea-sized amount is all you need to cover and brighten your whole face. This primer is packed with glycerin, which pulls moisture out of the air and deposits it into your skin. No more dry crack looking makeup here! You don’t have to fret over your base makeup feeling cakey over this primer either, as it asks as a second skin by melting into your skin quickly.

Cushion Wonder

This is a pretty good concealer for dark circles and spots on your face. It’s very lightweight and blending is a breeze to even out your skin. After you achieve your desired coverage, set it with power and proceed with your next step. 

Expert Stick

This stick goes on very smoothly and will not tug at your skin while applying. Once you blend it out with your finger or your favorite blending tool, it transforms into a powder-like finish that mattes the skin. It’s great for oily skin sufferers by keeping shine to a minimum.

How to Color Correct

If acne, rosacea, or an uneven skin tone are what you want to cover, you should reach for the green, which will neutralize redness. If you have sunburn, then yellow will minimize it for the day. Pink and lavender (depending on your skin tone) will lend your complexion a natural-pop of radiance. If dark circles a big issue for you, then peach or orange will be your new bestie. Too much info to remember, no worries! You’ll find purpose of each is clearly printed on the packaging. You can also mix and match these colors to target specific concerns that you have as well.

Overall, I’m loving these new color correction products from Hard Candy. I fell that really aid in helping you to achieve a very flawless beat face. Everything in the Hard Candy Color Correct collection is available exclusively at Walmart.

It’s Giveaway Time!

A big that you goes out to the folks at Hard Candy for sponsoring this giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the Color Correct primer and 2 Expert sticks. This giveaway is open the U.S. and Canada residents only. This giveaway will run from May 1, 2017 to May 15, 2017. Note: The winner will be randomly picked upon the close of the giveaway. If you follow then unfollow, this will disqualify you for future giveaways. I do keep track of my followers. Good luck to everyone that enters.

Entry Rules

1) Must be a follower of The Review Chic on Instagram

2) Must be a follower of The Review Chic of YouTube.

3) Comment under and repost giveaway photo to your Instagram account.

***Be sure to leave your email to be contacted if you are selected as the winner under the Instagram giveaway photo or under the YouTube video for this giveaway.***

Bonus Entry

Share giveaway photo on Twitter and tag @TheReviewChic @HardCandyLife in the post.

The weather is breaking and it’s time to ditch the heavy clothes! Pull out those cute open toe sandals with the straps paired with that sassy Maxi dress that’s at the back of your closet. Pull them out girl! But wait, we may need to go shopping, because there are some new trends that are hot right now and you need to add some to your wardrobe collection ASAP. 

                                         Anya Strapless Dress in Floral From SWAK Designs

Below are some of my favorite trends that are sure to sizzle for the summer. 

Style Trend #1: That New New Boho 

This trend has made a come back with it’s rustic long skirts, peasant tops, and tassel detailing. Channel your inner flower child once again with this trend.

Style Trend #2: Sexy Sassy Lace

When the temps start rising, you don’t want to be caught weighted down by heavy fabrics. Slip on some lace! These fabrics are very lightweight and airy. They also add some texture to your wardrobe. Plus lace is so sexy! 

Style Trend #3: Candied Colors

This summer, color is where it’s at! Go for that cotton candy pink dress you saw at Nordstrom. Celebrate life with your girlfriends in a beautiful peachy color on the town. Sweeten up your style with these tones.

Style Trend #4: That Bold Bad Shoulder Action

It’s time to show some skin! This trend let’s you do it, all while still keeping some to the imagination. Go on, try that cold shoulder top of off the shoulder dress for date night with your boo. Just pair it with a sexy wedge sandal or killer pumps and you’re sure to wow them.

Style Trend #5: Get Printed Up

From stripes to florals, prints are fresh with a bit of edge! Spice up your style a bold pattern top or give it some sassiness with a beautiful colorful floral print dress. Either way, you’re sure to turn heads with this trend.

Those are my picks for trends to try for summer. These trends can also be combined. Have you added any of these trends to your wardrobe yet?