My Beauty Favorites — Week of January 4-10, 2015

This week, it has grown colder in Kansas City.  It really feels like winter now!  Since I have been staying inside, I have been trying various fun new products!

I have been loving a cleansing foam, an acne treatment, a flawless foundation, a breath drop and lip balm combo, and a cool new toothbrush:

Lumene’s Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam
Lumene’s Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam

Lumene’s Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam ($10.99 at CVS, 5.1 fl. oz.) — Hydrating and caring cleansing foam for gentle yet efficient cleansing of makeup and impurities. Leaves skin perfectly clean, soft and balanced. Detoxifying, unique arctic cloudberry nectar helps to boost your skin’s natural radiance.

What I think:  I am loving this gentle cleanser.  It foams nicely, but doesn’t dry out my skin at all.  It’s great to use day or night before my serums and lotions.  I also love how affordable it is.

Purchase at CVS stores and other mass market retailers

DDF Acne Control Treatment
DDF Acne Control Treatment

DDF Acne Control Treatment ($46 USD) — A night treatment that fights, controls, and normalizes acne. Contains the Clarifying Neutralizing Complex with skin conditioners and glycerin that moisturize to soothe skin and restore balance. Salicylic Acid helps keep pores clear and helps fights and prevent blemishes for restored clarity. Non-comedogenic and paraben-free.

  • Fights and controls acne
  • Helps keep pores clear
  • Soothes and restores clarity

What I think: I get occasional breakouts, and when I do this is the perfect product to use.  It is great on my pores and any area that I am experiencing a breakout in.  In the morning, my skin feels smoother and looks clearer.

Purchase at

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation
Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation ($42 USD) — Bring on the flawless! The first-ever foundation with 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evens out skin for a totally natural, luminous finish. (Think gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections.)

Created in Smashbox studios, this HD formula was developed to keep up with advancing photo technology by giving you flawless coverage that’s undetectable to the naked eye.

•    Works with all undertones
•    Buildable sheer-to-medium coverage
•    Long-wearing
•    Moisturizing
•    Sweat and humidity resistant

What I think: I love this foundation.  It is very light on the skin, but gives full coverage.  It feels like skincare on, it leaves my skin soft and looking flawless!

Kissamint ($19.50 USD each) — Conveniently packaged together for the first time ever, Kissamint combines a luxe conditioning gloss with breath freshening drops so you are ready for anything. Available in a sheer (Miss Independamint) or tinted lip gloss (Spearamint Ur Ex), lips stay hydrated and breath is fresh so you will never be caught unprepared again!

What I think:  I have never tried a product like this before, it is such an original idea!  I love the Miss Independamint, because the balm is sheer and the drops are peppermint.  The Spearamint Ur Ex would be great for going out.  The color is a sheer red and it would be nice to have the drops when you meet new people!

Available at

Evolve Toothbrush
Evolve Toothbrush

Evolve Toothbrush ($15 USD) — Created with a patented Triple Flexing brush head design which helps thoroughly and easily clean surfaces of teeth and gums, especially the hard to reach areas, it’s a dramatic evolution in brush design with results that can benefit not just oral health, but overall health as well. EVOLVE toothbrush is design to work for people of all ages beginning at 6 years old. It’s fantastic for everyday use for people across all spectrums of dental needs.

It not only brushes at or below gum level, but it is a great tool for people with braces, gum problems and people with disabilities. It’s a SMART toothbrush that knows what to do even it you don’t!

What I think:  I love using this toothbrush! It covers so much surface that I know that I am really getting my teeth clean! Since it is so big, it takes a bit of getting use to, but is easy to use.

Purchase at

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

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