Mia Mariu Mineral Blush in Corazon de Melon Review and Swatches

I am a blush hoarder and I am starting to branch out with the shades I have been wearing.  I recently have been on a melon/orange kick (probably due to it being the color of the year).  The Mia Mariu Mineral Blush in Corazon de Melon is such a pretty one!

The packaging is basic cardboard/cardstock type material.  The compact itself is nice and chic with simple black packaging with the branding being written in red.  It isn’t a glossy black plastic, it is pretty and matte.

There is a mirror on the inside of the compact, which is nice.  I do my makeup on the go ALL the time and I loooove products that have mirrors.  When I am packing a travel makeup bag I DO make sure that my products include mirrors, so needless to say–this blush has been in my bag for almost two weeks.  

The label on the back shows all of the imformation that would make this one distinguishable from any others you may have from the brand.  The name, amount of product (2.6 grams) and where it was made.  

And for the fun part… the swatches.  The swatch on the left is a heavy swipe and the swatch on the left is applied with the Sephora 55 Airbrush.  It is soooo gorgeous on the skin.  It gives off a satin finish and the color is amazing.  It really lifts my face and gives me a natural flush.  It has been perfect for the season and I am sure this shade is actually very nice all year long.  It is light at first, but can be built up with a heavier hand.

You can see in the swatches without flash (bottom picture) that the luminosity isn’t too much.  It is very subtle with no sparkle/glitter.  Such a gorgeous texture.

Mia Mariu Mineral Blushes retail for $17 at miamariu.com.  The shade Corazon de Melon is gorgeous and I would recommend to anyone.  Even though it has a warm undertone I think it would suit anyone because of it’s natural look.  Quite honestly, it is a nice 2 in 1 product for people that don’t enjoy wearing bronzer in the summer.  It is a pretty deeper tone blush that adds warmth to the face.  I give this product two thumbs up and a 5 out of 5.  
What shade have you been wearing on your cheeks lately?  If you have a color family or even a specific product, tell me in the comments below.  Thank you!!
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REVIEW: Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum

Lately I have been obsessing over my hair.  It has gotten really long and healthy so I am more prone to play with it using heat styling and other variations of styling without the guilt.  Even though I am using heat and other styling techniques I am using all sorts of treatments and serums to help keep it long and healthy.  I have been LOVING the Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum.  

Josie Maran is known for her Argan Oil and a lot of people use her basic Argan Oil in their hair, which is okay for some people but I find it is too much for my thick head of fine hair.  She developed this hair serum because all of the same reasons I listed above: heat and styling, but also she had hair coloring quite a bit.  This hair serum is nice and silky (sort of like the text of CHI Silk Infusion).  It has an unprecedented amount of argan oil in the serum itself, so you are still getting all the benefits of her traditional oil but it is targeted specifically for the hair.
The Argan Oil Hair Serum provides frizz control  instant shine, and long-term rejuvenation.  It smells great, scented with geranium and bergamot fruit oils.  It is a nice light, never-greasy formula.  It sinks into the hair shaft to seal split ends and moisturize.  Not only does it do all of these great things, it is filled with an abundance of antioxidants, vitamin e, essential fatty acids, and of course argan oil.  

I use this after I shower on towel dried hair.  I dispense 1-2 pumps into my hand and rub them together to warm up the product.  I bend and flip my hair over and start working the product into the hair starting at my ends and work my way up mid-way.  (My ends tend to split easily and I feel that this product has really helped with this.)  I avoid getting near my scalp because I have naturally oily hair and I don’t want to accentuate that.  I then style my hair as usual.  
I will say that I love the pump on this product.  It is easy to use and has great control.  If you push the dispenser down halfway it gives you half the amount of a full pump.  I hope that makes sense.  The pumps that force you to take a whole pump of product really bother me because I hate to be wasteful so being able to get 1/4 or 1/2 of a regular pump really excites me.  The photo below displays the amount of product dispensed with a full pump.  My hair is fairly long and 2 full pumps is more than enough to get my entire head of hair.  

The two pictures displayed below are ones I took after I started using this product.  I have shiny, healthy looking hair most of the time but in my opinion these photos jump out as being REALLY beautiful hair shots. I love that the shine created looks moisturized but not oily–which is exactly the effect I find the Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum to provide.  
The Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum retails for $30 for 2 fl oz of product and can be found at josiemarancosmetics.com as well as anywhere else that Josie Maran products are sold.  It has an average price tag to other products similar on the market.  I think it is wonderful and I completely recommend this hair serum; it gets 5 out of 5 stars.  It makes me want to try more and more hair stuff from her line. like the Hot Oil Self-Heating Treatment or the Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist Texture Volume & Moisture.  I would love if she developed a set of shampoo and conditioner.  (hint, hint) lol  
Thank you for reading this review.  I hope you found it helpful.  Let me know in the comments below about a miracle product you have found recently.  Whether it be for your hair, nails, face, skin, etc.  :)
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Lisa Hoffman on HSN


Lisa Hoffman Beauty is making another scent-sational appearance on HSN on November 27th & 29th! Joan Sutton, the brand’s Vice President of Product Development, will be live at8am and 4pm EST on Tuesday November 27th and at 4am, 1pm and 8pm EST on Thursday November 29th to present Lisa’s new Eau de Parfum collection along with her celebrity-favorite Fragrance Jewelry collection for unbelievable pricing special for the holiday season.
I have reviewed a fragrance from Lisa Hoffman previously, here is the link.  Hope you enjoy the show and let me know what you ordered!!!


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