My Beauty Faves Week of January 26 – February 1, 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost February!  We’ve had some sunny and warm days last week in Kansas City, but it’s getting colder again and I’m reminded that it’s still winter!

So, this week I am still loving skin care and hair care products.  My skin and hair both need hydration, and my flyaway hair definitely needs taming! But if you love makeup, don’t worry, I will be featuring my picks for Valentine’s Day soon!

NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Concentrate
NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Concentrate

NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Concentrate ($105 USD) — The silky, gel-like Concentrate delivers effective results you can see and feel. The active ingredients include organic, wild-harvested and FairWild frankincense, plumping gardenia stem cells, a line-smoothing 3-peptide complex, nourishing organic argan oil and a synergistic blend of gums that delivers an immediate smoothing action.

Benefits:

  • Smoothes & reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles within 30 minutes**
  • Boosts skin’s plumpness, firmness & tone in just 7 days**
  • Instantly hydrates**
  • Optimizes skin’s radiance

** From clinical trials

What I think:  This serum is an anti-aging powerhouse. It immediately hydrates the skin and my fine lines do look smoother.  I have been testing it for about a week and do see some firming around my jawline.  I will continue using it in hopes to see further changes in my skin!

Available at http://www.us.nyrorganic.com

Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair 2 in 1 Eye Cream & Concealer
Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair 2 in 1 Eye Cream & Concealer

Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair 2 in 1 Eye Cream & Concealer ($24.99 USD) — Visible Repair 2in1 Eye Cream & Concealer designed to provide multiple benefits: eye cream helps to make skin feel moisturized, supple and smooth, while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Immediately illuminating concealer minimizes the appearance of dark under-eye circles. 82% of women experienced wrinkles and fine lines reduced.

What I think: I love the eye cream part of this duo.  It’s very hydrating and soothing.   The concealer is a bit odd.  It isn’t creamy and doesn’t blend well. The consistency is like a putty.  I have found that the best way to use it is to mix it on the back of my hand with the cream.  Then I apply it as a highlighter under my eyes. Or, dip a concealer brush in the cream then in the concealer, apply and blend, blend, blend!   Although it doesn’t work for me as a traditional concealer, I like the look that it gives me. It brightens my eye area.

Learn more at http://www.lumene.com and available at mass market retailers

TouchBack Plus Clear Hydrating Micro-Foam Shampoo
TouchBack Plus Clear Hydrating Micro-Foam Shampoo

TouchBack Plus Clear Hydrating Micro-Foam Shampoo ($24.99 USD) — TouchBack Plus Shampoo adds temporary color between permanent colorings. Revives dull color with sulfate-free Micro Foam.  Provides dual UV fade protection. Smoothes and repairs damaged hair. Adds shine and manageability.

What I think:  This shampoo is a thick foam and a little goes a long way. It has a clean scent that lingers (and I love).  Plus, hair is not only clean, it’s soft, too.  There is a matching conditioner that hydrates dry winter hair.

Available at http://www.sleekhair.com and other hair product supply stores.

Conair Infiniti Pro Finishing Brush
Conair Infiniti Pro Finishing Brush

Conair Infiniti Pro Finishing Brush ($12.99 USD) — The Infiniti Pro by Conair Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush is designed to smooth, shine and finish your style. The latest brush innovation features a replaceable Argan oil treatment strip to add maximum conditioning and protection for revitalized, healthy-looking results and brilliant shine. The natural boar bristles help to distribute Argan oil through the hair, leaving it shiny and silky. The strip lasts through multiple uses, and replacement strips are sold separately. The protective cover keeps it neat and tidy at home or on the go.

What I think: This has become my every day brush.  It instantly smooths my hair whether it’s frizzy or I have flyaways.

Available at mass market retailer near you.

Scunci No-Slip Flat Reflective/Ponytailers
Scunci No-Slip Flat Reflective/Ponytailers

Scunci No-Slip Flat Reflective/Ponytailers — Not your basic elastic, this No Slip Flat Reflective Ponytailer is sure to make a statement, while always being Super Comfortable. With its flat design & No-Slip Technology, this is a pony must-have for the season.

What I think:  I love these because they stay on well so I don’t have to wear them too tight.  They are perfect for working out.

Available at Walmart and other mass market retailers.  Learn more at http://www.scunci.com

Scunci Hollywood Roll
Scunci Hollywood Roll

Scuni Hollywood Roll ($9.97 USD) — Introducing The Hollywood Roll: An accented upgrade to this on-trend, rollable hairband. The Hollywood Roll is reversible, with jewel embellishments on one side and a stylish pattern on the other.

• Quick and easy look, in under a minute!
• Styling tool and accessory, all in one
• Available in three styles

What I think:  This reminds me of the hair styles from the Great Gatsby or Downton Abbey.  It’s really cute.  It takes a little bit of practice to get it right, but I think this would be perfect for a wedding or a dance.

Available at http://www.walmart.com

What are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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