My Beauty Favorites — Week of March 7-13, 2016

Happy Daylight Savings!  Did you remember to set your clocks forward?  I guess most electronics set themselves forward these days.  It does seem a lot earlier than it is right now.

The longer days and warmer weather has me anticipating Spring all the more!  I have been lightening my look with brighter colors and trying amazing new products.  My favorites this week include a hydrating facial mist, pastel nail polishes, a product to thicken my eyelashes and bright, moisturizing lipstick.  Leave a comment below and tell me what you are loving this week:

Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist
Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist

Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist ($38 USD) — Saturate your skin in Nirvana and enter supreme bliss.  This post-cleansing hydrating treatment empowers your skin to get the most out of your skincare ritual.   Argan Oil Extract nourishes and softens skin while coconut water adds hydration and electrolytes. This alcohol-free formula attracts moisture for plump and supple skin.

Protein-rich minerals smooth and moisturize skin, while a multi-fruit complex of sugar cane, lemon, and orange extract protects against free radicals and stimulates collagen production. Natural essences of cucumber and geranium revitalize the senses. Konjac Root Ultra Filing Spheres improve skin texture.

What I think: I love the scent and feel of this mist. I spritz it on clean skin, then follow with serums and moisturizer.  I think it really helps to keep my skin smooth and hydrated.  And I LOVE the natural ingredients!

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Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ ($29 USD) — Listen up, fiber lash lovers. We have improved our wildly popular 3D Fiber lash enhancer to make it better than before.Introducing, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+!With a new brush and a fresh look, our proprietary, hypoallergenic formula brings life to tired lashes. Its two international patents pending leaves little wonder about why women are talking about which lash enhancer they use. *Averaged results observed in independent laboratory testing—384.5% increase after one application; greater than 2,000% after three applications when compared against bare lashes.

What I think: This is a really cool way to achieve longer and thicker lashes.  It’s pretty easy to use too.  To apply, I brush on a coat of the Transplanting Gel to lashes. Next I apply the Natural Fibers while the Transplanting Gel is wet. Then another coat of the gel to seal it.  You can repeat this until you get the look you want.  And believe me, you can get a really dramatic look!  This can be used for day or night looks.

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Lauren B. Nail Polishes — ($18 USD) — Our advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is non toxic, eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.

What I think: The gorgeous colors above are Skybar a pale blue crème, Sunset Tower a pinky-peach crème and My Private Cabana a pale mint green crème.  They are all pretty and fresh as we transition into spring.  They are also long-lasting and I love that they are free from many chemicals.

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Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick
Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick ($22 USD) –Kiss your love/hate relationship with lipstick goodbye, and get ready for creamy color that sticks around without the stickiness. The 3-in-1 formula gives you the shine of a gloss, the vibrancy of a lipstick and the lush moisture of a balm. With a clear shell enclosing a high-pigment core, it’s like no lipstick you’ve used before: hydrating, easy to apply—heavy on color, light on your lips.

Love Your Lips Lipstick lives up to its name, breaking the mold with a boldness that matches its six gorgeous shades. It never leaves lips cracked or sticky, and you can build the color to whatever sheerness or intensity my little heart desires. Hydration, shine, color: Good things really do come in threes.

What I think: These are so hydrating!  Plus, although they have a clear shell around them, they are still very pigmented.  The Coral Delight (above) is quite orangey-coral on.  I usually wear lighter colored lip products, but this will be fun for Spring. Available in 6 shades.

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