My Beauty Faves Week of March 30-April 5, 2015 Part 1

Spring sure is here now — and Easter is tomorrow!  We have been having alternating rainy and sunny days.  It is crazy, but it is Spring in Kansas City!

This week I am loving a hydrating hair mask, fragrant body wash, affordable moisturizer, fun spring scents and spring green makeup.

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque
Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque ($39.95 USD, 7 oz) — Lost that lustrous feeling? Everyone’s hair can use a boost from time to time. Infused with keratin and essential nutrients, this reconstructive hair masque repairs damage and restores elasticity while protecting from the drying effects of UV rays. Aviva’s lightweight formula will leave hair noticeably more hydrated and healthy looking with a smooth and shiny finishSuitable for all hair types. Color and heat safe and it’s a UV Protectant, Paraben-free, Sodium Chloride-free

What I think:  This is a perfect product to make hair very soft!  My hair is dry after the cold winter and the masque helped hydrate and restore it.  I think it will also be good on frizzy hair that I get during the humid summer.  I like that it has natural ingredients, too!

Available at http://www.avivahair.com

Caress Forever Collection
Caress Forever Collection

Caress Forever Collection Body Wash — The Caress Forever Collection is the world’s first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology. The breakthrough technology of Caress Fragrance Release Pearls™ releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection combines sensual floral notes to create a fine fragrance for up to 12 hours. The body wash comes in two fragrances, Love Forever and Adore Forever.

Love Forever

Top Note: Mandarin Orange and Peach                                                              Heart Note: Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia                                                 Base Note: Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk

Adore Forever

Top Note: Raspberry and Cassis                                                                        Heart Note: Angel Face Rose and Muguet                                                            Base Note: Amber, Honey and Vanilla

What I think: Both scents of these are so nice!  I think that Love Forever is a little sweeter and Adore Forever is a little sexier.  The only thing is that I don’t really smell the fragrance on my skin very long after my shower. Other than that, this is a fragrant body wash and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.

 

NO-AD

NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Brighten — Body Lotion ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) brightens, boosts hydration to reduce redness, minimizes dark spots, increases production of ceramides and fatty acids – key components of skin’s protective barrier
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense
  • Argan Oil helps diminish appearance of age spots; brightens
  • Sunflower Oil is a source of Vitamin E

NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Repair – ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Purified Watermelon extract with origins from the Kalahari Desert. Protects against inflammation/ irritation, providing a more even skin texture.
  • Aloe Vera acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Vitamin A simulates cell growth for smoother skin
  • Vitamin B6 protects against free radicals
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin D exerts protective, rejuvenating effect
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense

Fights free radicals, helps prevent and repair cell damage, helps reduce inflamation, boosts collagen production, gives skin firmness and strength while improving its natural barrier function.

What I think: Both of these lotions are extremely moisturizing without being greasy. My favorite is the spray lotion.  You spray it on and then smooth it into the skin.  It leaves my skin so soft. Plus, it is so affordable for such a quality product!

Available at select Wal-Mart stores, walmart.com, drugstore.com, as well as food, drug, and mass market retailers.

Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray
Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray

Body Fantasies Signature Fragrance Body Spray ($6.99 USD) —  Flirty, feminine, floral or fruity – Body Fantasies line of Signature Fragrance Body Sprays has a scent for everyone this spring. All under $10, these delightful fragrances are great for day time, date night, a quick-pick-me-up, and are even great to stow in your gym bag for a quick post-workout spritz. Please see below for more information on scent offerings.

The scents I have tried are Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweet Berry Fantasy, Vanilla, Pink Sweet Pea and Twilight Mist.

What I think:  These are so much fun to spritz on!  They are fun scents that can be layered together.  I like combining a sultry scent like the Vanilla or Twilight Mist with The Sweet Berry Fantasy or Pink Sweet Pea.

Available at WalMart and drugstores near you.

As it is finally getting green in Kansas City, I am loving green hues for eye makeup:

Add a pop of color to lids with VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues in Shaken & Stirred ($40 USD).  Infused with virgin coconut oil, these gorgeous green shades provide superior hydration to lids with serious staying power. Available at vmvhypoallergenics.com.

Transform eyes with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Edgy Emerald ($7.99 USD). This long-lasting, creaseless cream-gel shadow will stay on all day.   Smooth onto lids for an instant dramatic eye that everyone will notice.  Purchase at mass market retailers.

Line lids with Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Eye Kohl in Selene ($25 USD) for a smoldering eye look with intense color.  This creamy pencil liner glides smoothly over the lids and leaves a luxurious satin finish. Available at RougeBunnyRouge.com.

What I think:  All three of these products stay on all day.  If you just want a pop of green, the eyeliner is perfect.  Or go for drama with one of the eye shadows!

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

Happy Easter!

 

 

My Beauty Faves Week of January 19-24, 2015

 

This week, I’m all about taking care of my skin and hair.  It seems like during the winter, my skin and hair needs extra help.

Here are the products I have been trying and loving this week!

Orico London’s skincare contains natural and organic ingredients to help fight aging. The Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil ($50 USD) instantly moisturizes dry and thirsty skin with all-natural plant oils. It’s never greasy formula is perfect for all skin types and key ingredients like Tamanu and Rosehip Oil help to restore skin’s natural moisture balance while healing itchy, dry winter skin.

Dream Dew Night Perfecting Cream ($56 USD) is the perfect way to end your day and make sure your skin gets the beauty sleep it needs, especially after a night out. This overnight natural treatment works its magic during the most relaxing, undisturbed hours of your day. The formula includes a clinically-proven Hexapeptide bioactive that helps increase collagen production while Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates for a dewy, luminous complexion by morning.

Hi Rise Rejuvenating Eye Elixir ($37 USD) energizes and moisturizes the eye area reducing puffiness, sagging and dark circles. After a late night, this pure, firming and organic eye serum is gentle on delicate skin around the eyes. Rhodiola Rosea (or the Golden Root, found in cold regions of the world like Serbia) and Moringa Extract work together to prevent the foundation of wrinkles and smooth crow’s feet, too.

What I think: The Superico Face Oil helps my chapped winter skin by hydrating without being greasy.  I apply a little bit on my face at night before the Night Perfecting Cream.  The combo does not irritate my sensitive skin and my skin is glowing in the morning!  I use the eye cream day and night to plump the skin under my eye and leave it smooth.

You can purchase these fab products at http://www.oricolondon.com.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME For Face ($135 USD) — A new addition to our Blue Copper 5 line of powerful anti-agers targets signs of hormonal aging in skin 40 and over. After 40, significant changes and imbalances in the body’s hormone production can rapidly accelerate signs of aging, especially in the skin. The skin becomes thinner, dryer, and more susceptible to sun damage, all of which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin begin to break down resulting in sagging facial contours and loss of firmness and elasticity. Blue Copper 5 Prime targets all of these issues with 4 new exclusive, patented technologies for maximum anti-aging benefits and unprecedented results. This luxurious, silky cream can be used AM and/or PM to keep your skin healthy, radiant and ageless.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME Sleep Tight Mask ($85 USD) — Now you can turn back time while you sleep! This super charged, anti-aging mask works overnight for maximum benefits and absorption while your skin is at rest. Intensive levels of (20%) hyaluronic acid promote deep hydration, easing stress and dryness, while filling and plumping fine lines and wrinkles. Upon application, you’ll also notice a lifting and tightening effect. Four proprietary technologies keep your skin super soft, moist and supple while visibly lifting and tightening facial contours. Sleep tight and awaken to smooth, firm, ageless skin, with a healthy, radiant glow.

What I think: I have been using the Face cream in the morning before my sunscreen.  I love the texture, it is creamy without being greasy.  It also gives my face a glow.  I have only been using it for a short time, but I hope it helps with sagging skin (that’s my main anti-aging issue at the moment.)  The mask is a cool idea.  It feels nice when applied and my skin is super soft the next morning.

Available at http://www.osmotics.com

Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo
Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo

Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo  ($19.95 USD), is one of the two new shampoos I have been testing.  Suitable for all hair types and safe for both colored and chemically treated hair, this gentle cleanser boosts strength and restores shine. Packed with 11 botanical extracts, our formula eliminates all buildup without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs, leaving your locks nourished and your scalp soothed.

What I think: This is so super hydrating and smells fantastic!  I noticed that it does remove buildup and leaves my hair clean without stripping my color or the moisture. I can actually go without conditioner with this, but I use a little when my hair is very dry.

Available at http://www.avivahair.com

SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo
SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo

SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo ($14.99 USA) — Helps fight hair loss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

What I think: I have only used this a few times. I haven’t been using it long enough to see hair growth yet, but I love the scent and the fact that my hair looks healthier when I use it.  I will continue to use it and will report back if I see any thickness or growth of my hair.

You can purchase at http://www.sebamedusa.com.

What new products have you been using this week? Leave a comment and let me know!