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Brew Review: Shine Control with Skindinavia

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, Brew Beauty Bit, Brew Review | Posted on 17-02-2014

SkindinaviaIn my quest to keep my shiny forehead syndrome in check, I’m always on the lookout for products that will keep shine to a minimum. I know the dewy look is a thing but it’s not really for me. I always feel like that dewy approach makes me look like I’ve been swimming in chicken grease. I’d rather glow from the inside out. The Skindinavia company must have heard my greasy complaints so they sent over a limited edition “No Glow” pre-makeup oil control spray for me to try. This stuff is the truth! Now, if you are a stickler for ingredients, then it may not be for you since one of the ingredients is a form of alcohol. But, I’ve found that if you just moisturize as you normally would before applying your foundation, you should be all set. I lightly spritz the oil control spray all over my face, with a special concentration on my forehead, pat it dry with my fingertips and then apply my foundation (a Rimmel liquid foundation that I got on clearance, woot woot!). You can use Skindinavia anytime, not just on days when you wear makeup. It works really well. It didn’t totally eliminate my shine everyday, but on most days it really kept the oil slick that sometimes forms on my forehead from showing up. It doesn’t dry out your skin and it creates a nice base for applying the rest of your makeup. This Witch gives the Skindinavia No Glow spray 4 out of 4 cauldrons!

Check the Skindinavia site for their other makeup sprays, too ($29-$55). The “No Glow” by itself was a limited edition item, but –right now– you can get 2 free sprays (including the “No Glow”) with any order through Tuesday, February 18th!

This is an unpaid post. Skindinavia was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Read more of my beauty and hair product reviews at Beautiful Brown Girls.
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Brew Beauty Giveaway: Win The EverDeep Skin Care Collection

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, Brew Review, Giveaway | Posted on 15-01-2014

EverDeep_GiveawayWhen was the last time you thought about slathering algae from the waters of northern Europe on your face? Last night? Last week? Um, never? Well, you need to add it to your “to do” list because there’s a new anti-aging skincare system that’s full of nutrients from algae that will make your skin all smooth like a baby and well-moisturized. It’s called EverDeep and the line was launched in late 2013. EverDeep contains a patented complex called Algasome™ that’s made of essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins B, D, and E. So, all the stuff that your skin needs to glow. But, on to the goods! The folks at EverDeep sent over a box of goodies to a Witch and I especially loved the way the wrinkle serum and the uber-moisturizing night cream felt on my face… as I am trying to stay on top of my black not cracking. But, don’t just take my word for it. One lucky Brewchie will get the chance to try SEVEN products from this new skincare line, endorsed by Jennifer Beals… YES, Miss Flashdance herself.

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GIVEAWAY: Puritan’s Pride Healthy Winter Hair & Skin Beauty Kit

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, Giveaway | Posted on 23-12-2013

Puritans_Pride_Winter_GiveawayThe season of giving here at the Brew continues…

You’ve been reading, supporting and laughing with us all year long, so ’tis the season for the Witches to gift you with some freebies! The good folks at Puritan’s Pride sent over a Healthy Winter Hair & Skin Beauty Kit just for one lucky Brewchie. This special kit contains products that help keep your hair and skin healthy during these harsh winter months. Who doesn’t need a relaxing care package around the holidays?

One lucky winner will receive:

  • Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick
  • Aloe Vera 85% Natural Moisturizing Lotion
  • Retinol Cream with Vitamin A
  • Hair, Skin & Nails One per Day Formula with Biotin
  • Hydroxy-Tryptophan (ya know, the stuff that’s in turkey that people think makes them sleepy)

This is a short giveaway so enter now! Good luck.
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This is an unpaid post. All products received compliments of Puritan’s Pride.
Disclaimer: We are funny ladies, not physicians. Talk to your doctor before taking any supplement.
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Brew Beauty Exclusive: Morena Bella, Skin Care for Women of Color

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, Brew Exclusive | Posted on 16-12-2013

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As bloggers, we’re pitched all kinds of products. From nail polishes to hair products and even vaginal refreshers (yes, it happened!), there’s a lot going on in the Brew’s inbox and most of it gets a polite, no thanks. But, there are times when you’re offered a chance you can’t pass up, like the opportunity to try a full skin care line that caters to women of color AND interview the company’s founder. Morena Bella is a three year old skin care company, based in Kardashian Kountry Calabasas, CA. It basically translates to “beautiful brown woman” in a bunch of languages and essentially, that’s the company’s audience: women of color. Morena Bella’s mission is to deliver exclusive, natural and botanical skincare products to women with light to dark skin tones, all while giving back to the community. The company’s founder, Alesia Alaziz, gave me the details about how the company came to be, including the research involved in creating a line for women of color.
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Winter Beauty Essentials + GIVEAWAY

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, Brew Review, Giveaway, Influenster, Natural Hair | Posted on 12-12-2013

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I’m a bit of a product junkie (can’t you tell?) and I like to try new things so you won’t have to. Indoor heating systems, wool hats and harsh water can zap your skin and hair of much-needed moisture, so I’m always on a quest to keep my Operation Moisturization in full effect. I’ve stumbled on a few products that I think work really well and I’m sharing them with you, let’s call them my Winter Essentials, if you will…
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