H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Collection

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Hi all!  I was excited to receive a bunch of new H2O+ Beauty products! The products I am reviewing today are an amazing smelling bath and body collection.  The H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Care Collection features Verbena Extract, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, and Vitamin E to nourish and soften skin.

Here are the products I received for my honest review:

H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Foaming Body Exfoliator ($10 for 6 oz) РA foaming scrub that transforms skin from dry and rough into silky and luxuriously soft just as the gel transforms into a foam as you lather.  Coconut Oil and Verbena extract combine with Coconut shells to gently exfoliate, buffing away dull skin and leaving you with an all over glow. This gives a pretty vigorous scrub.  I love that it foams.  It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. Perfect before self-tanning.

H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Wash ($18 for¬†12.2 Fl oz) — These Coconut Water enriched suds feature Coconut Water, Vitamin E and Verbena extract, cleansing and refreshing skin. I love the scent of this whole collection, it’s so fresh and bright!¬† This is a really bubbly body wash and works well as a bubble bath!

H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Butter ($22 for¬†8 Fl oz) — This features Coconut Milk and Verbena extract, to nourish and soften skin.¬† It’s very hydrating and is softly scented.¬† It’s really nice to use after the bath.¬† I love layering my fragrance!

H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Shimmering Body Moisturizer ($18 for¬†5 Fl oz) — And speaking of layering scents, this fun moisturizer transforms from a foam texture into an oil as it melts into the skin. It’s infused with Coconut Oil and Verbena extract. I like that it’s not greasy.¬† It does leave a shimmer, which I don’t usually wear, but I know one of my daughters will love this!

Over all, I really love this collection.  The scent is perfect for the summer and the products are really hydrating.

Have you tried H2O+ Beauty?  What products do you like from them?

 

 

 

Drugstore Haul and My Ulta Birthday Gift!

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A couple of weeks ago, I went into Ulta to get my birthday gift, a min Nars Orgasm blush. I picked up a few other drugstore products (of course).

This is my Ulta birthday gift this year.¬† I think I’ve tried a sample of this blush years ago when it was first popular, but I haven’t tried it since them.¬† It’s really pretty on and perfect for the summer.

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CoverGirl¬†Katy Kat Gloss ($7.99 USD) is a lip gloss created by CoverGirl Katy Perry. I have it in the color Cateloup. This claims to give shiny lips, but it is is moussey and shimmery.¬† I purchased it to wear over the L’Oreal lipstick, and I do, but it is opaque enough to wear on it’s own.¬† I like the shade a lot, and of course, the cat on the applicator!¬† There are 11 shades.¬† Most of them are brights, so this is probably the only shade I would wear.

Enhanced with an indulgent chocolate aroma, Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick Les Chocolats scented provides all day full, matte coverage.¬† I purchased this in Dose of Cocoa after I saw Youtuber Tati review it.¬† I love the formula and applicator, but the color I chose isn’t for me.¬† When I first wore it, my husband said I had blue lips!¬† It’s not blue, but it is very cool toned.¬† I do want to purchase this in a warmer shade.

Here are lip swatches:

unnamed (1)¬†The L’Oreal one in on the left and the CoverGirl is on the right.

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Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder in Moon Tears. This was $6.99. I could only find it in my nearby Ulta store, and it was the only one left.¬† I got this because it has received rave reviews and is not easy to find.¬† I like it.¬† It’s really sparkly, thought.¬† I’m going to use it a little more, but might pass it on to one of my daughters.

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Blush in Don’t Flutter Yourself.¬† This was $4.99 and it’s limited edition.¬† It’s a shimmery peachy-pink.¬† It’s a great blush topper and I also like using it on my eyes.

Swatches of the face products:

 

 

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At the left is the highlighter, the middle is the Wet n Wild blush and on the right is the Nars.

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Wet n Wild¬†Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Flock Party — $2.99.¬† This is pretty, but not as pigmented as I would like:

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The first two are a bit light on my skin, but the other two look okay.¬† I’m still playing with this palette.¬† For the price, it’s a great deal!

I did not take individual photos of the Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Scrub in Citrus Elixir ($3.99) or the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender ($7 for 4 oz), but I am loving both products.  The lips scrub smells and tastes amazing and the spray is so hydrating with a relaxing scent.

Have you picked up any fund drugstore products lately?

 

Last Minute Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas!

Can you believe Mother’s Day is in a week!¬† I had to face that fact, I just mailed my mom a package (full of beauty goodies) yesterday.¬† I live in Kansas City and she lives in Oregon, so I have to mail it ahead of time each year.

I also included goodies for my sister and sister-in-law. Beauty gifts are my favorite for Mother’s Day.¬† Here are some great ideas for little, or bigger gifts to give:

No7 Matte Liquid Lip
No7 Matte Liquid Lip

No7 Matte Liquid Lip ($9.99 USD) — ¬†Switch up your look this season with the NEW¬†No7 Matte Liquid Lips¬†‚Äď bold colors that you can really feel good about. Get ready for a long lasting, comfortable wear with an on trend matte finish that will keep your lips moisturized all day. Available in a selection of six motivation-inspired colors:

Inspire (pink)                                                                                                                            Conquer (rich berry)                                                                                                                   Grace (nude)                                                                                                                          Captivate (coral)                                                                                                                       Fearless (red)                                                                                                                           Courage (plum)

This are very pigmented and comfortable on the lips.  If mom (sister, aunt, friend) love long-wearing lipstick, this is perfect for them!  Available at Target, Target.com, Walgreens, Walgreens.com

 

Coming this spring, Morgan Taylor & Gelish’s Royal Temptations Collection. Inspired by the lavish life of Marie Antoinette, the collection includes six delicious shades and an additional special effect glitter top coat that you can’t help but love.

Indulge yourself (or mom) with these seven NEW glamourous shades:

  • My Other Wig Is A Tiara¬†‚Äď Sea Foam Metallic
  • Ruffle Those Feathers¬†‚Äď Teal Cr√®me
  • All The Queen‚Äôs Bling ‚ÄstPurple Pearl
  • All My Heart Desires ‚ÄstHot Pink Cr√®me
  • Beauty Marks The Spot ‚ÄstCoral Cr√®me
  • Curls & Pearls ‚ÄstPale Pink Cr√®me
  • Over-the-Top Pop¬†‚Äď Multi-Glitter Special Effect

I always send nail polish for Mother’s Day, and these are gorgeous! Purchase at¬†www.morgantaylorlacquer.com

The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin
The Beauty of Dirty Skin by Dr. Whitney Bowe ($23.00 at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com).  Celebrity NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is so much more than skin deep. With simple explanations of science, DIY practical at-home tricks and tweaks to make to your diet and beauty routine, and a life-changing 21-day program, this book is your roadmap to glowing skin from the inside out and the outside in.

 

 

Here are a couple of gorgeous Josie Maran kits:

Josie¬†Maran¬†Argan Beauty Canvas¬†($45 USD) — Includes Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm, Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter in Be It Boysenberry, and the¬†Argan Moonstone Drops.
Josie¬†Maran¬†Argan Nourishing Kit¬†($100 USD) — Includes¬†Argan Milk,¬† 100% Pure Argan Oil and my favortie, the 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.
What are you giving the ladies in your life next Sunday? Do you have any fun plans?