Back To School Beauty!

School has started and fall is on the way!  I am really looking forward to cooler weather (hopefully soon, it was about 85 in Kansas City today).

So what type of beauty products are great picks for back to school?  I have been sent the following products for my honest review, and I am loving them!  They include a powerhouse face cream, shampoo and conditioner that continues hydrating hair, invigorating body washes and gorgeous grey nail polishes:


Better Skin Mirakle Cream
Better Skin Mirakle Cream

Better Skin Mirakle Cream ($34 USD) — Mirakle Cream’s antioxidant-rich recipe is handcrafted in the U.S.A. and is the perfect blend of natural and science with natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe and soothing algae to help moisturize, soften, balance and brighten skin. Helps calm skin while protecting skin’s moisture barrier and fighting signs of age. Hyaluronic acid acts as a humectant, continually drawing moisture from the air to keep skin hydrated at all times. Peptides help skin appear smoother, more youthful and radiant. Better Skin Mirakle Cream is free of gluten, parabens, fragrances, and safe for all skin types.

What I think: I’m am loving this face cream, and really loving the wonderful natural ingredients in it!  I have used it as a night cream and as a day cream under SPF.  It instantly makes my skin smoother and brighter.  Over the couple of weeks I have been using it, I notice that my skin is younger looking, the tone and texture is much more even.

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Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo and Conditioner

Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo ($84 USD) and Conditioner ($95 USD) — What if your hair became more beautiful as the days went by? Introducing the first-ever shampoo and conditioner with time-released botanical moisturizers, for sexy volume, shine and a gorgeous scent that go on and on. Moisturizing botanicals are treated with high-vapor energy, breaking them into tiny molecules that sink in and strengthen hair from the inside out. Revives, defines and de-frizzes curls; creates sleek, swingy blowouts; and lends fine hair uplifting body and fullness.A time-released botanical delivery system (made with natural Safflower Oleosomes) infuses hair with lasting glossiness, bounce, and the light, seductive scent of pure Oud. Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe.

What I think: This luxurious hair care duo is really cool and high tech!  The time-released moisturizers keep hair soft and shiny until you wash them again.  My hair does get frizzy, and this helps so much!  And for something that works so well, the all natural ingredients also make it good for you! Plus, it smells amazing, spicy and perfect for fall.

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Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod and Black Peppercorn Body Washes
Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod and Black Peppercorn Body Washes

Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod and Black Peppercorn Body Washes ($30 each 10 oz) —

Pink Pepperpod: A spicy, moisturizing bath and body wash blended with pink pepperpods for antioxidant protection.

Top note: fiery pink pepper.
Heart note: ginger.
Base note: rich patchouli

Black Peppercorn: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with Madagascan Black Peppercorn oil.

Top note: refreshing coriander.
Heart note: black peppercorns.
Base note: aromatic vetiver.

What I think: These spicy scents are both very invigorating, and unisex, which is perfect for big family where everyone shares products.  They are both hydrating and help make skin soft as well as clean.

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Lauren B. Nail Polish ($18 each) The 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.

Greystone Grey — Muted but with a wild side: This glossy silver slate hue makes the prettiest neutral, while staying unexpectedly moody.

Downtown Skyline — Flecked with silvery shimmer, this mesmerizing deep blue-grey looks offhand and cool with jeans and a tank, or it can give just the right of edge to an evening look.

What I think: I love the formulation of this polish.  It is smooth and really easy to apply.  Two coats and it lasts for about a week.  Both colors are beautiful for fall, and for back to school.

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