Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of July 7th

Hi all!  I posted this last week and think I am going to make it a regular feature!  I try so many new products each week, I think it’s nice to highlight my favorites.

This week, I have been loving a new drugstore mascara, an acne treatment, new sunglasses (needed), kajal eyeliners (hot trend), a luxe face oil and a sheer red lip.  What have you been loving this week?

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara
L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99 USD) — L’Oreal Paris introduces new Voluminous Miss Manga mascara featuring the 360 flexor brush to build bold volume with high intensity from top to bottom. For the first time, L’Oreal Paris creates a flexible brush with a unique conical shape to catch those hard to reach lashes with an incredibly even application. The Mega Impact Formula instantly builds oversized volume for 15X lash volume in a flash. Top lashes are amplified and bottom lashes maximized for the ultimate wide-eyed Manga Look.

What I think:  I love trying new mascaras — and the mascara wand on this is different than any other I have used. Not only is it conical-shaped, it moves to the side when you use it.  It took a couple of times, but if I apply it carefully, I get super long and voluminous lashes!  It isn’t waterproof and has been running a bit in the Kansas City humidity, so I can’t wear it daily, but is perfect for special occasions.

Available at CVS and

Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment

Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment ($32.50 USD) — This two-in-one problem solver helps to eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. Salicylic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory, exfoliating dead skin cells to help reduce pore size and sebum build up. Oligopeptide-10, a patented SmartPeptide® with skin calming properties, has been shown to help bind cellular toxins and kill acne-causing bacteria.

What I think:  My skin is pretty clear right now, so I gave this to my 18 year-old daughter who has broken out this summer.  She has been using it morning and night after cleansing, and her skin is so much clearer after only a week of use!  She will continue to use it and I know she will continue to see results.  Great product!

Available at spas and online via and

Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses
Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses

ICU Eyewear Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses ($21.95 USD) —  These sunglasses are true beauties because the oversized frame give you more coverage and better protection from the sun. There’s a couple more reasons why these sunnies will make you bat your eyelashes; they are polarized which minimize squinting in bright sun conditions and they are 100% UV A and B protective so they’ve got your back and will protect the soft tissue around your eyes from being exposed to harmful rays.

What I think: Loving these cool sunnies!  From the front, they look like classic black cat eye sunglasses, but when I turn to the side, the blue metallic gives the frames an extra kick of style!  They also really block the sun well.  LOVE!

Available at

Physician's Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural
Physician’s Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural

Physician’s Formula Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Eyes in Natural ($11.99 USD) — Custom Eye enhancing kohl kajal eyeliner trio by Physicians Formula; ultra dramatic definition, 100 percent waterproof wear.  Includes a black, brown and nude liner.

What I think:  I am really digging the Kajal trend!  These liners are so easy to use.  The handle make for easy maneuvering and the liners glide on easily and are very pigment.  The nude is great on the waterline and the black is so rich and gorgeous!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Vichy Neovadiol Elixir
Vichy Neovadiol Elixir

Vichy Neovadiol Elixir ($55 USD) — Precious Replenishing Oil Concentrate contains a unique blend of omega-rich oils to help restore essential lipids lost due to hormonal aging. Immediately nourishes the skin with moisture. Leaves skin visibly plumped, smooth and radiant.

What I think:  I have been using this oil at night before I apply my face cream.  In the morning, my face is so smooth and soft!  Keeps me looking young in my mid-forties.

Available at CVS stores.

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour
Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Sexy ($25 USD) — The light-as-air formula feels completely weightless on lips. The secret is a unique wax-free base that allows pigments to deliver true custom colour impact. Available in 15 colour-true shades and three unique finishes. Shade names begin with the same letter as their finish, so they are easy to remember (Moi is Matte and Shy is Sheer). Sheer for naturally stained lips. Matte for velvety lips. Pearl for pearlized lips. Crème for luminous, creamy lips.

What I think: I don’t usually wear red lip color, but this is very sheer and is pretty for going out in the summer time.  It looks especially nice on me since I am no longer ghostly white!  It also very moisturizing on my lips and doesn’t dry them out at all.

Available at






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