My Beauty Favorites — Week of July 11-17, 2016

We had milder, rainy days last week, but this week is going to be a scorcher! I have been trying tons of amazing summer products and collections lately and want to review a few of my new favorites!

This week, I have been loving a fresh nail polish collection, sports socks for summer workouts, a luxe soap-on-a-rope, and a natural deodorant:

Salley Hansen The Miracle Gel Royal Splendor Collection
Salley Hansen The Miracle Gel Royal Splendor Collection

Sally Hansen The Miracle Gel Royal Splendor Collection ($9.99 USD) — Give your nails the royal treatment! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel will keep your manicure looking majestic with up to 14 days of color and shine. The revolutionary, #1 zero light gel manicure system boasts seven new splendid hues in its “Royal Splendor” collection. The Miracle Gel 2X Volume Top Coat must be used in tandem with the Miracle Gel shades to experience the long-lasting benefits of its no-light curing technology.

The “Royal Splendor” collection features seven new regal shades:

  • Plush Blush This powder pink features a Hall Of Mirrors-esque iridescence
  • Frill Seeker Stop searching, you’ve arrived at the perfect resplendent, creamy-peach shade
  • Regal Rosé Wine and dine — or let them eat cake — in a sparkling pale peony
  • Mauve-olous Take the throne in this beige-tinged medium-pink tone
  • Off with her Red! Hold court with this vibrant, true red
  • Can’t Beet Royalty Bring it to the boudoir in this rich maroon
  • Prince Char-mint A refreshingly Versailles-worthy pale verdant hue

What I think:  These colors are so interesting.  You either have soft pastels or bright reds.  They are so pretty on fingers and toes.  Top the polish with The Miracle Gel 2X Volume Top Coat and your polish will last much longer!

Purchase at a mass market retailer near you.

No Nonsense athletic socks:

Soft & Breathable™ Cushioned No Show Socks – 3 Pair Pack ($5.79 USD) — Try our No nonsense Soft and Breathable mesh no show sock. They are made with cotton for comfort and they wick moisture to keep feet cool, dry and comfortable. Ventilated panels made with nylon and spandex for ultimate breathability. Made in the USA!

X-Sport Women’s Cushioned Tab Back Sock-3 Pair Pack ($6.49 USD) — No nonsense X-Sport Women’s Cushioned Tab Back Sock is designed to keep up with any athletic activity. This 3 pair pack of socks features two solid pair and one pair with fresh color accents. Back tab on sock makes helps to prevent chafing while wearing your favorite athletic shoe. Made from cotton/nylon blend.

Ahh, said the foot® Sport Microfiber No Show Socks – 3 Pair Pack ($5.49 USD) — These soft, uncushioned, microfiber no show socks are made with lightweight nylon and spandex for comfort and offer a great fit. 3-pair pack assortments include: Asst#1: 1pr each under the sea/paradise pink/mermaid, Asst#2:1pr each neon-blue/paradise pink /sunshine, Asst#3: 1 pr black with 2 pr white socks. Colors may vary. Made in the USA in eco-conscious facilities.

What I think:  These socks are very comfy!  The Soft & Breathable socks keep socks dry and cool, which is needed when working out in hotter weather.  The X-Sport socks work well with workout shoes and the Ahh, said the foot are so soft on my feet.  All of these socks are really affordable, too.

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Senteurs d’Orient’s Hammam Soap on a rope
Senteurs d’Orient’s Hammam Soap on a rope

Senteurs d’Orient’s Hammam Soap on a Rope ($38 USD) — Created to mimic the Hammam bath, or “Turkish Bath,” the soaps are made to allow you to enjoy a sensual, relaxing experience – but in a simplistic way. Handcrafted from the finest natural ingredients, each luxurious soap is sculpted with an elegant filigree inspired by the intricate designs of the Middle East and features a unique aromatherapy scent, specially created by master perfumers in Grasse, France.

The oversized, exquisite soaps offer unmatched elegance and charm and are available in 5 scents: Orange Blossom, Jasmine of Arabia, Amber, Rose of Damascus and Tuberose.

What I think: I have tried this in Tuberose and it smells amazing!  I love how gorgeous it is and the large size.  It will last a long time in the shower and keep you super clean!

Purchase at

Le Couvent des Minimes Everyday Deodorant
Le Couvent des Minimes Everyday Deodorant

Le Couvent des Minimes Everyday Deodorant with Alum Stone Eau des Minimes($13.50 USD) —  Inspired by the tradition of “Miracle Waters”, beneficial recipes that were once distilled in convents, the Botanical Cologne of the Minimes Everyday Deodorant works to neutralize body odors while allowing skin to breathe.  Thanks to its Original Recipe combining astringent Alum Stone with refreshing and purifying Essential Oils, its alcohol-free and aluminum chlorohydrate-free formula helps to combat the development of unpleasant smells and gently purify the skin.

Featuring Alum Stone to help combat unpleasant odor, essential oils of Blood Orange, Lemon and Mandarin to help refresh and to limit perspiration odors and essential oil of Rosemary to purify.

What I think:  This smells amazing — fresh and citrusy.  I usually need strong deodorant/antiperspirant, so I used this on a weekend day when I was at home.  It really helped the smell for most of the day, but it isn’t and antiperspirant, and I really need one, especially in the summer!  This would be perfect for a pre-teen or someone who isn’t very sweaty.  I love that it’s natural!

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




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