Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 12th!

My kids went back to school this week!  My daughter Olivia is in 5th grade and my daughter Abby is a freshman in high school!  Time goes by so quickly!

During this fun, but emotional week, I have been loving a luxe new mascara, tropical lime-scented body products, a dark-circle buster, waterproof bright eyeliner, and a light skincare line.

What new products have you tried this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Lancôme Paris Grandiose Mascara
Lancôme Paris Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme Paris Grandiose Mascara ($32 USD) — Professional makeup artists bend mascara stems to coat every lash. With Grandiôse, Lancôme brings this expert application technique to women everywhere thanks to the world’s first Swan-NeckTM Wand. Curved at a 25 degree angle, the Swan-NeckTM Wand mimics the curves of your face, grabbing lashes at the base to fan them out and avoid any unnecessary smudging.

The result? Ultimate Coverage – from corner to corner and root to tip. One more detail: the wand’s three dimensional curve seals air into the bottle and automatically mixes the formula in from the sides every time you open the bottle, so it always stays fresh.

What I think: I was so excited to try this mascara.  The design of the bottle and brush are so different, but really easy to use. The short, rubber brush catches all of the lashes. I thought it might give me a dramatic look, but it is more of a natural, everyday mascara.  Maybe, with more practice it will lengthen and thicken my short lashes!

Available at Lancome.com and Lancôme counters nationwide.

Whish Key Lime Collection
Whish Key Lime Collection

Whish Key Lime Collection — Treat your skin to a big slice of moisture with Whish’s Key Lime summer range. Including all their most loved products: Shave Crave, Body Wash, Sugar Scrub, Body Butter and Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel, the Key Lime range will leave you feeling fresh, smelling delicious, and ready to take on that beach party with confidence!

Extremely dry skin needs an extremely efficient solution; Whish products contain organic ingredients such as Shea Butter, Coconut Milk and Aloe to soothe skin while active ingredients such as Chapparel Extract and Panthenol create dramatic, long lasting results. Beautifying yourself should always be a luxurious experience — and now it can be with Whish!

What I think: I have been testing the Sugar Scrub ($38 12oz) and the Three Whishes Body Butter ($24 5oz).  I love the tangy, lime scent.  It really smells like key lime pie!  The sugar scrub erases all dry skin and the yummy body butter leaves it so smooth.  I also love that Whish uses natural and organic ingredients.

Available at http://www.nordstrom.com

ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector
ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector

ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector ($34 USD) —  Instantly transform your eye area to banish the look of dark circles. The scientists at Avon have developed the Avon ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector to help brighten the look of dark circles. A lightweight formula that visibly brightens under-eye shadows, the ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is a game-changing powerful new eye treatment that offers both instant brightening effects and improvement in the look of dark circles over time. The potent corrector is so effective, it’s clinically shown to improve dark circles by 31% while reducing the look of dark circles by one grade. It visibly brightens even the darkest under eye shadows.

What I think:  This is such a cool product! I have been using it for a couple of weeks.  When I apply it, it imparts a lightening effect and my dark circles look instantly better.  I have also noticed that my under eye circles aren’t as dark as they were.  I’m going to continue using this and hope to see even more improvement.

Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease
EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease

EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease ($18 USD) — this richly pigmented liner grabs everywhere, including your waterline—without budging or smudging.

What I think:  This is such a fun summer color!  I have been enjoying using it in the heat and humidity because it doesn’t budge!  I would definitely love to try darker colors for fall.

Available at http://www.emcosmetics.com.

Amarte Aqua Line
Amarte Aqua Line

Amarte, the prestige Korean skin care brand, has just launched their new Aqua Line, a four-piece collection of light, fresh skin care focused on natural antioxidant brightening and hydration. Ideal for updating your summer skin care regimen, the new Amarte lineup features gel-like formulas and refreshing citrus scents to lighten any beauty routine without compromising visible results.

The Aqua Line consists of a cooling toner, a pure hydration serum, a light nutrient-dense lotion and a concentrated 1% retinol cream that soften and hydrate skin while evening tone and visibly brightening even the most sensitive complexions. The scientific skin care system elegantly blends antioxidants including ginko and chamomile with brightening agents including arbutin and purified elemental sulfur.

What I think: I have been testing the toner and lotion.  I love the light scents and formulas.  Perfect for the hot summer and going into the fall.  I have been using toners a lot this summer, and this one smells fantastic and is very cooling.  The lotion is perfect for morning and night — it is so moisturizing, but not greasy at all.

Available at http://www.amarteskincare.com

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