Loving this self-tanner!

I just bought the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse from Sephora, $30 for 4oz. and I already love it.  I put some on my face last night to even out the color between my chest and my face so that I wouldn't have to buy a foundation that's too out of my color range, and this worked perfectly.  Here is the description from Sephora's website for a more technical glance:




What it is:
A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that dries in 60 seconds and delivers a rich-bronze tan.

What it does:
This lightweight mousse delivers a rich-bronze tan and is infused with conditioning aloe vera. You will get a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in 60 seconds. The innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70%.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
- Triclosan


What it is:
A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that dries in 60 seconds and delivers a rich-bronze tan.

What it does:
This lightweight mousse delivers a rich-bronze tan and is infused with conditioning aloe vera. You will get a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in 60 seconds. The innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70%.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
- Triclosan

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Beauty tip of the century!



Ok, so maybe not the century...but this tip certainly can't be beat when it comes to makeup.
One of the best beauty tips: Match your foundation to your chest, not your neck.  I'm sure some of you know this, but you'd be surprised how many women don't.  It's always best to have two foundations, one for the summer and one for every other time of the year. Now that our skin gets a little more color in the summer, matching your foundation to your chest is crucial.  This prevents you from wasting your favorite Nars Laguna bronzer or any other bronzer you adore, and you'll be less orange! Just make sure to blend, blend blend, especially down into your neck.  Nevertheless it won't look like your wearing a mask and your makeup will look natural and effortless.  Have a great Monday!!! Comment below, and check out my youtube page for more tidbits.

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BB creams, the new beauty must-have!






When I heard about BB creams, I have to be honest, I had no idea what they were or why they were becoming so popular until I recently purchased three.  BB creams, if you don't know, are the new miracle all-in-one magic potion.  BB creams, also known as, Blemish Balm, or Beauty Balm, originated in Germany by a dermatologist named Dr. Christine Schrammek in the 1950's.  The cream was initially used to protect skin after cosmetic procedures and surgeries, while also providing minimal coverage.
It was introduced to the Asian markets in the 80's and has been a beauty secret of theirs for quite some time...until now.
 It is a multitasking wonder- moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock in one.  In Asia, their formulation contains lightening agents, whereas in the US it's not emphasized as much.
When I initially set out on my BB hunt, I had my eye on the Maybelline BB cream, but they were out of my color, light/med.  So when I stopped by my local Sephora, I bought the Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream, SPF 45, 1.5 fl oz, $39.  This particular brand has quickly become a best seller among BB creams.  I put it on yesterday and today, and I just love it.  It brightened my skin while providing a natural coverage.  I also love that it takes out the middle man in prepping (separate moisturizer, primer, sunscreen).  Obviously, if you like more coverage, I recommend wearing this under your foundation, but I just use concealer for added coverage wherever needed.



The second BB cream I purchased was the Loreal Magic Skin Beautifier in Light, $10.49 at CVS.  I wanted to compare a drugstore brand to the higher-end brand, so I opted for this one.  I did a side by side comparison and the Loreal looked good; however, the Dr. Jart provided a sheen which brightened my skin and that was more attractive to me than the Loreal.  What I didn't like about the Loreal was the formulation itself.  It had a weird grayish color, like something I would use to patch holes in a wall, and the "beautifying beads" which feel like a gentle exfoliation when applied.  Winner: Dr. Jart+.  I will use this product everyday, and use the Loreal, say when I'm going to the gym or to the lake, but I wouldn't use it all of the time.



The third BB cream I bought (finally) was the Maybelline BB cream, $7.49 at Target, but it wasn't for me, it was for my daughter.  She has an olive complexion, and the medium shade was a great match.  My daughter doesn't wear foundation because she likes a more(very) natural look, but this looked great on her and she loves it.  She came into my bathroom this morning and said, "Mom, I really like that stuff." I said, "what stuff?"  Then I knew what she was talking about. Overall, I'm very happy with the BB creams I bought, especially the Dr. Jart+.  I still want to try the Maybelline BB cream in my color.  I also ordered the BB cream from Sulhwasoo, an Asian brand that contains the lightening agents.  My skin is hyper-pigmented in some areas, and I'm wondering if this will make a difference.  I will test these products and do a review soon. Thank you for reading and let me know if you're using a BB cream that you love!

**Don't forget to check out my new channel on YOUTUBE: (cyberta888), follow me on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/cyberta, and twitter: cyberta

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"What's in My Bag" New Video upload on Youtube


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Pretty soon, I will be doing a what's in my "makeup bag" video.  Stay tuned for that!
Please leave feedback and let me know what you like and don't like.  Feel free to leave suggestions:)
Thank you!

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Perfect Protein Shake for Coffee Lovers!

I'm addicted to the new way I make protein shakes...not sure whether it's the taste or the caffeine...hmmm?
It's a chocolate concoction of chocolate, banana and coffee...If you love this combo, then keep reading.

What you'll need:

*Blender
*Protein powder, I like Met-Rx meal replacement packets--they're more filling. (1/2 packet)
*1/2 banana
*6oz. cold water
*Nescafe instant coffee individual packets.

Add all ingredients into blender and blend until mixed and mashed well. Drink. Enjoy!

I love this shake if I'm in a hurry in the morning or as a mid-afternoon pick me-up.

**If you try this out, let me know what you think.






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Summer Products I'm Loving!

The summer is in full swing and I'm loving it. Whether you're traveling, hanging out at the lake with friends or family, or having a staycation drinking margaritas...you're sure to enjoy these products as much as I do.

 
1.  Summer Beach Waves.  I love them, I think I look better when my hair is styled this way, so I was really  excited when I walked into Ulta and found my new best friend, the Hot Tools Clipless Curling Iron, $43.99. 
 2. Flawless skin foundation.  Most of you probably don't want to wear foundation in the summer, and  neither do I, but I don't have the most even skin tone so I always feel like I need something to even it out.  For me, tinted moisturizer doesn't provide enough coverage and full face foundation feels like a mask about to melt off of my face in this torrid desert heat. However, I've been using the Makeup Forever Face and Body Liquid Foundation, $40.00, Sephora, and I have to say this stuff is uh-mazing!  It's water-proof, light, and it provides a natural satin finish.  Bonus: You can even apply it to your body to cover any imperfections...I wonder if it will work on the back of my thighs...hmmm


3. Lush Ultimate Shine Solid Shampoo, $10.95, at Lushusa.com. Yup, you heard that right, solid.  It looks just like a bar of soap.  You can lather it in your hand or apply it to your head directly.  It is so smooth, and it lathers fantastically.  The Lush company makes all of their products using all natural ingredients, and I'm so excited because we are getting a Lush store soon in our Albuquerque Uptown area. 

4. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray, $29.00, beauty.com.  This is my favorite go to product of all-time.  I cannot believe I lived my life without it. Before I used this product,  my makeup would look obsolete at the end of the day, like I had woken up that day and didn't care.  Now that I use it, my makeup stays on all day.  I give my face a few spritzes after my makeup application and I'm ready to go!


5. Boscia Green Tea Blotting Papers, $10.00, Ulta.  These are great to keep in your purse.  I have combination skin, and my skin is a little shiny mid-day.  I pull one of these babies out, and the shine is gone. I noticed that the wrong shine on a woman can age her a bit, so I make sure I always have these on hand.


* I have more products that I love, but these stood out from all of the rest.  I hope you enjoyed.  Please comment below, check out my new youtube channel, youtube/user/cyberta888, find me on pinterest/cyberta, or twitter.com/cyberta.  

Disclaimer.  Not sponsored. Everything was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.



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*Top 10 Ways to Lose Weight*



Here's a new video upload on Youtube, Top 10 Ways to Lose Weight! I'm still working out the kinks in my editing, so if anyone has any tips or suggestions as to how I change the thumbnail pictures let me know.  I look like I'm about to say an expletive, or I'm falling asleep.  Anyway, I hope you like it, and let me know what you think.

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Favorite June/July Mascara!

My favorite mascara as of June/July is the FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen, $24 from Sephora.  It's a Japanese mascara, and I have to say it has been the best water, sweat, humidity resistant mascara I've ever used.  I don't really like waterproof mascara except on my bottom lashes. This one is fairly easy to take off; soap and water is all you need. The wand is also very cool. 

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NEW Youtube channel! CybertaBeauty

Hey everyone,

This is my first youtube video, and I filmed it with my daughter.  I'd thought I'd do my first video on a beauty HAUL, because we just went shopping, and it seemed like a fun first video.  We were going to edit it, but decided not to.  It was fun making it, and we had a few laughs, as you will see if you watch.  Again, it was our first video, so we will improve on camera, lights, editing, etc...the more we film.  So I hope you enjoy and let us know what you think!

Thank you,

Roberta



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ZAsvVF8_c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Current skin care routine

Hello everyone, sorry I've been slacking on my blog lately. If you follow my other blog, Fablooz.com, you know that I have been vacationing and organizing everything. Trying to contain all of the chaos around me. This week I have a new blog post for you, an updated skin care routine that I have been loving. I recently purchased a Clairsonic Mia, I know, took me this long to jump on the bandwagon. I absolutely love it! Step 1. Remove makeup with the Simple or Yes to Cucumber makeup wipes, avail at drugstores. Step 2. Dampen face and Clairsonic Mia with warm water, and cleanser of choice and gently massage all areas of face, per directions. Step 3. Wash entire face, I'm currently using Philosophy's Purity Made Simple, $10.00-49.50, Sephora. Step 4. Apply toner, I use the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic, $28. Step 5. Next I mix a scoop of Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, $35, with the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, $52. I don't apply a primer, because all of Bobbi's moisturizers have primer in them. Step 6. I apply Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream, $46.00. Step 7. The last step is the most important. I apply a sunscreen. Right now I am using Lancome's Bienfait UV Spf 50+ Facial Sunscreen, $38.00. I love it. I was using your run of the mill drugstore sunscreen, but didn't like it because it felt too greasy on my skin when applying and gritty when it started to dry. The Lancome sunscreen is light and is matte, which I love. Please let me know what you think. I can also recommend drugstore products that work well. Thanks everyone, talk to you soon!

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About me

Hi my name is Roberta, and I am a beauty, makeup, fashion and fitness fanatic! I enjoy wearing makeup, trying new products and doing product reviews. I've taken a little time off from Fitness competitions, to focus on my family, but I still enjoy giving advice and working with people, and will get back into competing in the near future. So stay tuned. If you have any questions, please ask:)
*I also have a YouTube channel, cyberta888.

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