My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 6-12, 2017

It is almost Valentine’s Day!  Always a fun time to try new beauty products to pamper your self.  I’ve been ill, so we’re just staying home tomorrow, but I still want to look my best!

This week I have been loving some amazing cosmetics, hair care and a self tanner:


Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat ($22 USD) — Transform any mascara to be tear-proof, sweat-proof and waterproof! This invisible formula will coat lashes with a lightweight waterproof seal while maintaining the performances of your favorite non-waterproof mascara!

What I think:  This is such a great idea!  Most of my mascara is not waterproof, so I love having the option to apply a clear top coat when I need that extra staying power.  Because, not only is it waterproof, it can help prevent flaking and smudging, too!

Available at

TouchBack BrowMarker
TouchBack BrowMarker

TouchBack BrowMarker ($19.99 USD) a fine tip marker that enhances the shape, color and fullness of brows. The marker delivers the perfect amount of color for even, natural coverage. Also, blends stray grays. TouchBack BrowMarker’s patented formula bonds to brows and skin, dries quickly and lasts all day. It won’t rub off, but can be removed with soap and water.

What I think: This marker it a fast and easy way to apply a little or a lot of color to brows.  It stays all day and looks really natural on.

Learn more and purchase at

Valentine's Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit
Valentine’s Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit

Skinny Tan Valentine’s Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit ($59.99 USD, a $165) — Some like their chocolate DARK – despite winter’s chill, you can look like the color of LOVE: Dark Chocolate Brown.  Use this special kit to become your ideal shade:

1 Pre-Tan Primer to buff your skin leaving it perfectly smooth

1 Body Mousse to apply and leave overnight for the perfect deep tan

1 Luxury Application Mitt to keep the color on your skin and off your hands

1 7-Day Tanner to boost your tan and keep it from fading for weeks

1 After Glow Gloss to make your skin shimmer and shine

1 24-Hour Bronzer to keep on hand for a last-minute night out

What I think: This kit is a terrific value and not only gives a natural tan, but gives all of the product needed to keep it looking fresh for weeks.  So nice to warm up winter pale skin like mine!  There are other kits available as well.

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush
John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush — ($39.99 USD) This premium hot air brush features advanced ionic power, 500 watts, 2 heat settings plus cool setting and enhanced airflow to help you achieve perfect style.

The 1½-inch barrel is perfect for adding gorgeous volume and shine to styles. The large titanium ceramic barrel gives fullness and body as you style, while the soft bristles create ultimate shine and smoothness.

What I think: I do find as I get older, my hair is losing volume.  This heated brush curls and gives soft waves, or just roll it at the roots to get volume. I like that this  also adds shine, and doesn’t dry out my hair.

Learn more at and purchase at mass market retailers near you

Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray
Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray

Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray ($14.99 USD) Our Beach Formula Sea Spray protects your hair from the elements while giving it extra body, waves, and texture for that beach windswept look. Our lightweight formula enhances strand separation and definition, instantly blocking humidity that causes frizz. It’ll give your hair just the right amount of volume with a matt-finish hold. Mahalo.

What I think:  First of all, the scent of this makes me think of summer! It has a very coconuty scent!







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