My Beauty Faves Week of March 16-22, 2015

It’s spring! It has been beautiful in Kansas City.  Well, sunny and warm, but we are still waiting for rain to turn the brown grass green.  It’s been such a dry winter for us.

I am still inspired to change-up my beauty routine for the new season. I’m loving a luxe new skincare potion, a multi-tasking tinted moisturizer, a fresh fragrance, pretty and affordable spring makeup and a fruity lip balm duo!


PHYTO-C SIGNATURE ($240 USD) — This is an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle product that works well for all types of skin. Stimulates cell–cell interactions, and accelerates cell renewal.  Helps to preserve cellular energy, assists the formulation of collagen and strengthens in structural proteins.  Combats fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections. Regenerates skin’s ability to retain moisture, enhances skin elasticity, tightens and firms skin. Brightens and improves skin tone and enhances skin smoothness and radiance. Active Ingredients are IMPA™ Complex, Aleosin, Mandelic Acid, and Vitamin B12. Apply twice daily.

What I think: The texture of this is lightweight and feels almost like a smoothing primer.  I have been using it under my moisturizer like a serum at night, and over my SPF day moisturizer.  It makes my skin silky and smooth.
 glō therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+
glō therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+

glō therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ ($38) provides broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide while Sodium Hyaluronate attracts and maintains hydration, holding 1,000 times its weight in water. Designed to feel like second skin, this lightweight tinted physical sunscreen goes on smooth and even for flawless all-day coverage and a natural looking, healthy glow.

What I think: For days that I am in a hurry, I love that this product gives moisture, SPF and covers, too!  It has a nice medium coverage and is buildable.
GUESS Dare Limited Edition
GUESS Dare Limited Edition
GUESS Dare Limited Edition ($52.0050ML, $40.00 30ML) — Give yourself a sexy scent this spring with a fragrance that will steal your man’s heart – GUESS Dare Limited Edition. Floral, fruity and woody, this scent will leave you feeling desirable and sexy with an aroma that captivates every room.This tempting scent opens with juicy grapefruit and crunchy lady apple. Middle notes of pink jasmine and pear blossom balance out the bottom woody notes of sheer cedarwood, white musk and a touch of vanilla.

What I think: This is a light, fruity scent that is perfect for spring.

Available at

essence Spring 2015 makeup
essence Spring 2015 makeup

Essence cosmetics is excited to launch a bright, new variety of products to kick off a fresh start to spring! Whether you’re giving your lashes the royal treatment with new mascara, perfecting an easy day-to-night smokey eye or testing new shades of classic favorites, the essence cosmetics new collection includes over 30 new products to amp up your beauty routine this spring and summer.

The new products in the above photo left to right are:

Lash Princess Volume Mascara ($4.99 USD) — presented in a fantastical evening gown design and has a unique wand applicator designed for extra control to reach every lash. The prestige inspired cobra brush is specially shaped to lift, separate, and cover each individual lash for the most majestic volume.

Longlasting Lipstick ($2.99 USD) — Longlasting love! This rich and creamy lasting lipstick is moisturizing with intense color that lasts for hours. Available in 13 beautiful, cream and matte shades.

3D Eyeshadow ($3.49 USD) — 3D eyeshadows provide a smoother and silkier texture that is easy to blend.  The new color-duos range from neutrals to jewel tones with high pigmentation. Apply with a damp brush for more intensity and maximum impact. Available in 6 irresistible shade duos in satin, metallic, and shimmering finishes. Available in 8 irresistible shade duos in satin, metallic, and shimmering finishes.
Available at Ulta, Shoppers Drug Mart and Fred Meyer
Spring Limited Edition Softlips 2-pack
Spring Limited Edition Softlips 2-pack
Spring Limited Edition Softlips Cube 2-pack ($6.49 USD) — The 2-pack features the popular Pomegranate Blueberry flavor and a brand new, limited edition flavor Peach Mango. As always, Softlips Cube delivers five lip-loving benefits with Lip Perfecting Technology to hydrate, replenish, smooth, protect with SPF 15 and add a shine to your lips.
What I think:  I have tried this in the Fresh Mint flavor before and really liked the application and minty flavor.  I was so happy to try these flavors, especially the new Peach Mango.  It’s very yummy and reminds me of summer (yay)!  The Pomegranate Blueberry is also very seasonal and they both moisturize well and are easy to apply.
Available at a mass market retailer near you.
What new products are you loving this spring?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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