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 Today I want to show you two new products that I had recently added to my everyday makeup routine: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer. Let me start from the setting powder.

                                   Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

This Hourglass translucent setting powder is an ultra-refined powder formulated with light-reflecting particles to blur imperfections. As the brand describes, Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for an airbrushed finish.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 

It features an innovative gold sifter and custom cap which allow for the perfect amount of product to be dispensed. I've never had any issue with it so far. 

Review ofHourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder 


You will appreciate the fact that this translucent setting powder doesn't contain talk, so because of that , it leaves an absolutely invisible finish , making it perfect for all skin tones. This powder is also formulated without Parabens.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder review on Ninakobi.com


It's very finely milled so it doesn't leave powdery look on my dry skin. I apply this Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder after my La Mer liquid foundation and it creates an amazing natural finish.

No let's move on to another product from Hourglass: Ambient Lighting Bronzer that I bought in travel size and I'm glad I did, because this bronzer will probably last me forever. 

                                     Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 

This Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with bronze pigments to add depth and dimension for a sun-kissed glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 


The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique to create the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. This bronzer can be worn alone for subtle warmth and contouring or paired with a setting powder.

I use the darker part of this bronzer as a bronzer, but the lighter part for highlighting, but you can simply use  it as a bronzer. 
I like the fact that it's not too shimmery, even though it has some simmer to it, and just like Hourglass setting powder that I was talking about in this post, this bronzer is also free from Parabens.

These were definitely great addition to my makeup collection but will I repurchase them? __ probably not, because even though I really like both products, I also like to give a try to other products. 

Thanks for reading!



Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer review

 

 Today I want to show you two new products that I had recently added to my everyday makeup routine: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer. Let me start from the setting powder.

                                   Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

This Hourglass translucent setting powder is an ultra-refined powder formulated with light-reflecting particles to blur imperfections. As the brand describes, Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for an airbrushed finish.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 

It features an innovative gold sifter and custom cap which allow for the perfect amount of product to be dispensed. I've never had any issue with it so far. 

Review ofHourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder 


You will appreciate the fact that this translucent setting powder doesn't contain talk, so because of that , it leaves an absolutely invisible finish , making it perfect for all skin tones. This powder is also formulated without Parabens.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting powder review on Ninakobi.com


It's very finely milled so it doesn't leave powdery look on my dry skin. I apply this Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder after my La Mer liquid foundation and it creates an amazing natural finish.

No let's move on to another product from Hourglass: Ambient Lighting Bronzer that I bought in travel size and I'm glad I did, because this bronzer will probably last me forever. 

                                     Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 

This Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with bronze pigments to add depth and dimension for a sun-kissed glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 


The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique to create the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. This bronzer can be worn alone for subtle warmth and contouring or paired with a setting powder.

I use the darker part of this bronzer as a bronzer, but the lighter part for highlighting, but you can simply use  it as a bronzer. 
I like the fact that it's not too shimmery, even though it has some simmer to it, and just like Hourglass setting powder that I was talking about in this post, this bronzer is also free from Parabens.

These were definitely great addition to my makeup collection but will I repurchase them? __ probably not, because even though I really like both products, I also like to give a try to other products. 

Thanks for reading!



This year, due to pandemic, I'm all about outdoor activities,  and when I found out about The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Van Cortlandt, New York, while googling our next possible destination for the family fun, I knew we had to take this opportunity and visit it.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York State

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is an outdoor display of more then 7,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns (all designed and hand-carved on site) in New York state , and its equally beautiful and impressive in daylight as well as in night time. We purposely purchased the ticket for 5 P.M. so that we could see before sunset as well as after, and it turned out like the best decision. 


Things to know before visiting The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze:

  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance so that you will get your time slot. As they explained timed ticketing help them maintain safe hourly visitor counts, so I've had no complains about that.
  • You can get there 30 minutes before your time slot but you will not be able to park your car yet. There will be cars lined up outside of the property's parking lot, and as your time comes, your tickets will be scanned and you will be allowed to enter the event at the time on your ticket. 
  • The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze experience lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York


  • Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted, but they don't allow tripods or monopods.
  • It's a one-way walk-through illuminated displays of 7,000 pumpkins.
  • pets are not allowed
  • Tickets are not refundable but they are exchangeable to another date/timeslot if that date/time is available , up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee.
  • Tickets cost $48 adult and $40 child (3-17)

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze2020,  New York State


Even though this event is not available this year anymore, you can visit it next year, since this is a yearly event. Just bookmark this post and check back next fall. 

Thanks for reading lovelies.



  • December 07, 2020

Things to know before visiting The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, in Historical Hudson Valley, New York

This year, due to pandemic, I'm all about outdoor activities,  and when I found out about The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Van Cortlandt, New York, while googling our next possible destination for the family fun, I knew we had to take this opportunity and visit it.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York State

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is an outdoor display of more then 7,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns (all designed and hand-carved on site) in New York state , and its equally beautiful and impressive in daylight as well as in night time. We purposely purchased the ticket for 5 P.M. so that we could see before sunset as well as after, and it turned out like the best decision. 


Things to know before visiting The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze:

  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance so that you will get your time slot. As they explained timed ticketing help them maintain safe hourly visitor counts, so I've had no complains about that.
  • You can get there 30 minutes before your time slot but you will not be able to park your car yet. There will be cars lined up outside of the property's parking lot, and as your time comes, your tickets will be scanned and you will be allowed to enter the event at the time on your ticket. 
  • The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze experience lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York


  • Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted, but they don't allow tripods or monopods.
  • It's a one-way walk-through illuminated displays of 7,000 pumpkins.
  • pets are not allowed
  • Tickets are not refundable but they are exchangeable to another date/timeslot if that date/time is available , up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee.
  • Tickets cost $48 adult and $40 child (3-17)

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze2020,  New York State


Even though this event is not available this year anymore, you can visit it next year, since this is a yearly event. Just bookmark this post and check back next fall. 

Thanks for reading lovelies.




 In the age of Corona Virus, when you constantly worry about the safety of you and your family while planning your next weekend getaway or when you're just trying to figure out where to spend time in your local area, there are few places where you can still enjoy spending time safely and one of those places has to be a botanical garden, specifically New Jersey Botanical Garden (if you live in the area.)






NJ Botanical Garden in Fall
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall 2020

New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall 2020

Beautiful Botanical Garden in NJ
NJ Botanical Garden

This beautiful property is located in Ringwood State Park in Ringwood, New Jersey. We visited this botanical garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon and even though it was totally spontaneous trip of 50 minute-drive, we enjoyed spending almost three hours there.


NJ Botanical Garden 2020


What can you do in New Jersey Botanical Garden:

  • Stroll around the garden and enjoy the surrounding nature full of flowers and trees of different varieties and the Fall scenery (if you visit in Fall.)
  • Bring your family or friends along and have a picnic here. You can enjoy spending time with them while social distancing.
  • Go for a hike. One of the three parking lots has direct access to trails. That means that you can hike in Ringwood State Park (since this botanical garden is the part of it.)
  • Take photos. Whether you want to have a professional photoshoot or just quick cellphone shots, this is a great place to capture your memories.

New Jersey Botanical Garden in Fall, 2020

New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall, 2020


The only downside is that it was little tricky to navigate through the property due to lack of clear marking and direction. Because of that, we could not find couple of spots in the property that we wanted to see. We are planning to go back one of the weekends (if weather permits) and this time we will be well prepared how to get to certain parts of the property that we missed the first time. Overall, it was very nice spending time there, my 9 year old had a blast, anyways, haha.


How do you spend your weekends in this taught time? Let me know in the comments section. 




  • November 16, 2020

Things to do in New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood, NJ


 In the age of Corona Virus, when you constantly worry about the safety of you and your family while planning your next weekend getaway or when you're just trying to figure out where to spend time in your local area, there are few places where you can still enjoy spending time safely and one of those places has to be a botanical garden, specifically New Jersey Botanical Garden (if you live in the area.)






NJ Botanical Garden in Fall
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall 2020

New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall 2020

Beautiful Botanical Garden in NJ
NJ Botanical Garden

This beautiful property is located in Ringwood State Park in Ringwood, New Jersey. We visited this botanical garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon and even though it was totally spontaneous trip of 50 minute-drive, we enjoyed spending almost three hours there.


NJ Botanical Garden 2020


What can you do in New Jersey Botanical Garden:

  • Stroll around the garden and enjoy the surrounding nature full of flowers and trees of different varieties and the Fall scenery (if you visit in Fall.)
  • Bring your family or friends along and have a picnic here. You can enjoy spending time with them while social distancing.
  • Go for a hike. One of the three parking lots has direct access to trails. That means that you can hike in Ringwood State Park (since this botanical garden is the part of it.)
  • Take photos. Whether you want to have a professional photoshoot or just quick cellphone shots, this is a great place to capture your memories.

New Jersey Botanical Garden in Fall, 2020

New Jersey Botanical Garden, Fall, 2020


The only downside is that it was little tricky to navigate through the property due to lack of clear marking and direction. Because of that, we could not find couple of spots in the property that we wanted to see. We are planning to go back one of the weekends (if weather permits) and this time we will be well prepared how to get to certain parts of the property that we missed the first time. Overall, it was very nice spending time there, my 9 year old had a blast, anyways, haha.


How do you spend your weekends in this taught time? Let me know in the comments section. 




Happy Monday lovelies,
I hope everyone is healthy and safe. I know it took me much longer than you probably expected but I'm back and today I want to share with you my thoughts on this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30," as I promised couple of weeks ago.





"ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30" is a lightweight moisturizing Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30 that gives skin Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB coverage, and also, environmental protection, while the lightly tinted formula gives skin a smooth finish.



Couple of things to know about this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30:"

  • It's lightly tinted
  • Contains Shea Butter and EveningPrimrose to hydrate skin
  • Contains Green Tea and Cucumber to help smooth and hydrate skin
  • It has UVA/UVB protection
  • It's water resistant up to 80 minutes
  • It's free of mineral oil, parabens, and sulfates.
The number one reason you will enjoy wearing this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30" is that it doesn't leave white cast on the skin, like most sunscreens do. Not irritating my sensitive skin is another reason I like this tinted moisturizer.

Now let's talk about the only reason I wouldn't give this product a five star __ it has light tint to it, wich would be perfectly fine but it becomes kind of pink-ish later. You can easily cuver up that pinkish tone with your pressed powder but if you prefer to wear just sunscreen, then it might be the issue for you.  Other than that, I think this is a nice tinted moisturizer with SPF30 in it , especially in this price range.


     
                                                                    Stay safe and stay fabulous!


ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30 review

Happy Monday lovelies,
I hope everyone is healthy and safe. I know it took me much longer than you probably expected but I'm back and today I want to share with you my thoughts on this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30," as I promised couple of weeks ago.





"ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30" is a lightweight moisturizing Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30 that gives skin Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB coverage, and also, environmental protection, while the lightly tinted formula gives skin a smooth finish.



Couple of things to know about this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30:"

  • It's lightly tinted
  • Contains Shea Butter and EveningPrimrose to hydrate skin
  • Contains Green Tea and Cucumber to help smooth and hydrate skin
  • It has UVA/UVB protection
  • It's water resistant up to 80 minutes
  • It's free of mineral oil, parabens, and sulfates.
The number one reason you will enjoy wearing this "ULTA Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF30" is that it doesn't leave white cast on the skin, like most sunscreens do. Not irritating my sensitive skin is another reason I like this tinted moisturizer.

Now let's talk about the only reason I wouldn't give this product a five star __ it has light tint to it, wich would be perfectly fine but it becomes kind of pink-ish later. You can easily cuver up that pinkish tone with your pressed powder but if you prefer to wear just sunscreen, then it might be the issue for you.  Other than that, I think this is a nice tinted moisturizer with SPF30 in it , especially in this price range.


     
                                                                    Stay safe and stay fabulous!


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