My Beauty Faves Week of March 9-15, 2015

It has been so warm, dry and wonderful in Kansas City this week!  I have been wearing short sleeves and really need to paint my toenails!  But it is going to turn cold and rainy by the end of the week, boo!

So, I am trying to get my skin and hair ready for the spring, along with finding a new fragrance and foundation/skincare.

This week I have been loving a new unisex fragrance, a skincare foundation, a clarifying body cream and color-saving hair products!


EAU DE GAGA by Lady Gaga ($34 for 1.7 fl. oz.)– EAU DE GAGA is Lady Gaga’s first unisex fragrance.  It is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses female and male attractions.  The scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance the woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather.

What I think:  I really like this unisex scent.  I think it is perfect for women who like a woodsier scent and it would smell great on any man.  Plus, it’s a fun thought to be able to share your fragrance with your guy!

Available at mass market retailers.

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30
Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42 USD) — Algenist’s Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 combines key microalgae ingredients to deliver great professional color and biotechnology skincare. Made for all skin types, this lightweight formula provides extraordinary skincare results as it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refines skin texture while smoothing and visibly restoring skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Algenist creates a bridge between color and skincare by carefully selecting ingredients that work together to provide sheer to medium coverage to visibly even out skin tone and blur imperfections instantly. Fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced and SPF 30 helps protects the skin from sun damage.

What I think: I’ve never tried a product like this.  It applies kind of like a CC cream as it has a thick texture and gives a medium coverage, but it is buildable for heavier coverage.  But, the cool thing about this cream is after a few days of use my skin looked so good! The redness and enlarged pores I have been dealing with have been greatly improved.

Available at, QVC,, Sephora,, Ulta and

VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion

VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants + Face-Hand-Body Lotion  ($75 USD 6.3 fl. oz) — Has 2 tyrosinase inhibitors, 3 reparative antioxidants, therapy-enhancing + skin-renewing microdermabrasion. Helps clarify dark spots + patches, and clarifies dark spots/patches from aging, sun/light damage, melasma, photoallergies, inflammations (rashes, acne, insect bites) + other hyperpigmentations.

Gentle enough for use as an interim facial moisturizer when slowly increasing application frequency of Illuminants+ Creams. Restored, notably more radiant, tone-balanced skin from head to toe. Gives body skin a vibrant, even-toned glow. Brightens skin beautifully. Results in clearer, tone-balanced skin that looks younger, notably more vibrant + radiant due to lighter, healthier cells.

What I think:  I have been using this on my legs and arms to get them ready for spring and summer.  My skintone looks even after use and it smooth and glowy!

Available at

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($29 3.4 fl. oz) — This daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.

Aveda Brilliant Spray On Shine ($28 3.4 fl. oz.) — Provides a sheer mist of pure shine and vitamin E to finished hair styles. Also helps eliminate flyaways. For all hair types.

Aveda Color Conserve Daily Color Protect ($24 3.4 fl. oz) — This 93% naturally derived leave-in treatment triple-protects your hair color with the powerfully effective,botanically-based color conserve complex.

What I think — all three of these products smell amazing!  Both of the leave-ins are moisturizing without weighing my hair down.  And I am loving the spray on shine!  A little gives a nice sheen to the hair!

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