Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Fall 2017 Collection

Today the new Naturally Glam collection from jane iredale has launched! The collection includes rich, vibrant neutrals that are fantastic for day or night! The colors are on trend for fall, deep lips and neutral eyes. Even the packaging evokes the trends for the season, with the eye shadow palette housed in a stunning rose gold compact. Here are the products:

Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush  – ($30 USD) A cheerful wash of color that creates a just-blushed look to define and highlight cheekbones. Formulated with minerals and antioxidants, non-comedogenic, and free of chemical dyes and irritating ingredients. This shade is Bubblegum Pink with a subtle Golden Shimmer.

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit ($59 USD) – These highly-pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested, and stay put for gorgeous, crease-free, long-lasting eye color. The compact is sized to fit recommended application—a generous base shade, plus perfectly sized detail shades. For added intensity, use a Hydration Spray or water with PurePressed Eye Shadow to amplify the color. Adding to the glam experience is an elegant rose gold mirrored compact with a dual-ended applicator.

Gwen PureMoist Lipstick (Apple Red) ($25 USD) – Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look, and taste amazing. Moringa Oil saturates the lips with Vitamins A & C while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Orange Peel Wax protects the delicate lip area while ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils give a luxurious conditioned and quenched feel to the lips. Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts deliver luscious flavors that stimulate the senses. Sleek tube is designed for easy and precise application.

Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper (Sheer Light Port Wine) ($25 USD)– Top-selling Just Kissed formula delivers moisture and contributes to the appearance of a fuller lip. Tinted lip plumper with unique, time-released peptides designed to increase hydration. Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, and Avocado Oil soften and hydrate. Essential Oils of Lemon and Tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Beeswax for antioxidant protection.

What do you think about this gorgeous collection?  Are you picking anything up?

Available now at janeiredale.com




Natural Beauty Products for Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  Are you going outside today to enjoy nature?  My severe seasonal allergies prevent me from being outside too much in the spring, but I might go outside for a little bit. I do need to plant some spring flowers!

Instead, I will celebrate Earth Day by enjoying natural beauty products.  Below are a selection on natural products that will help you look amazing:

jane iredale Bronzer Refill ($44 USD) –Four complementary shades can be swept across cheeks and lips to contour and highlight for a luxurious look that’s made in the shade! Pair with their sleek refillable compact

jane iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder ($44 USD) — A loose mineral foundation that gives a sheer to medium coverage. Available in cool (pink undertone), warm (yellow undertone) and neutral shades.

These and much more are available at janeiredale.com

Packed with pure essential oils, the Lavanila’s Healthy Deodorant Collection ($14 USD) is free of aluminum and will last all day. Get superior odor protection with this award winning, 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Breakthrough natural technology fights odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.

Smell Spring fresh with Lavanila’s Healthy Fragrance Collection. ($58 USD) Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time.

Moisturize the healthy way with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter Collection, ($19 USD) which is a super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Soft scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence. Layer with any LAVANILA Healthy Fragrance to enhance your scent experience.

Available at Lavanila.com

Ktchn Apothecary Facial Moisturizer Kit

Ktchn Apothecary Facial Moisturizer Kit ($45 USD) — This DIY kit contains everything so making your Facial Moisturizer is fun and easy as pour, heat, stir.  It includes:

  • Ktchn Apothecary signature, multi-benefit extracts: Pure Aloe to hydrate & renew; 7 Restorative Facial Oils to smooth & restore, Finely Ground Oats to balance & soothe; and Natural Beeswax to fortify & protect
  • All-natural, plant-based preservative so there’s no need to refrigerate
  • A reusable, heat-safe glass beaker and stainless steel whisk
  • No-fail instructions so making your moisturizer is as easy as pour, heat, stir
  • A beautiful cobalt blue glass jar to store your freshly made moisturizer

Purchase at shop.ktchnapothecary.com

ZSS 30-Day Systems

Conserve cash and celebrate Earth Month with ZSS-Skincare’s limited-time beauty special: During the month of April, enjoy 50% off ZSS 30-Day Systems with code April50. ZSS Skincare is leading the way in clean beauty with recent National Solutions Beauty with a Conscience Award. All products are naturally-derived, pure, concentrated, contaminant-free and sustainable. The systems are:

  • Radiant Skin System – $64.50 (regularly $129) – Nourish, Protect, and Renew with this “better together” skin care system that brings out natural skin radiance, locks in moisture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles while protecting from damaging environmental aggressors. Formulated with the exclusive skin antioxidant Zeaxanthin, the Radiant Skin System is designed to complement your current skincare routine, and includes a daily supplements and a topical Nutri-Serum, which have been specially-designed as a synergistic system to provide healthy skin, inside and out.
  • Clear Skin System – $64.50 (regularly $129) — Calm, Clear, and Balance with this “better together” skin care system that helps detoxify and balance your skin while locking in moisture.  The Clear Skin System minimizes blemishes, evens skin tone and calms dry, sensitive skin. Gluten-Free, it provides Pre and Probiotics to rebalance intestinal microflora and support gut immune health (the root of our immune system). It also helps to encourage optimal bioavailability of nutrients from both diet and supplementation. In combination with antioxidants zeaxanthin, alpha lipoic acid, milk thistle, green tea and pre/probiotics the Clear Skin System promotes optimal and balanced digestive health that encourages radiant clear skin. Designed to complement your current skincare routine, it includes a ZSS daily nutricosmetic dietary supplement packet and a topical ZSS Nutri-Serum, which have been specially-designed as a system to provide healthy skin, inside and out.

Available at ZSS-Skincare.com

What are your favorite natural products?  Leave a comment and let me know!



Jane Iredale Spring 2017 Collection

jane iredale’s Spring 2017 Collection
jane iredale’s Spring 2017 Collection

I am so excited about spring makeup this year!  The shades are fresh, but bold, too!

I was lucky to be sent Jane Iredale’s Spring 2017 collection for my honest review.   This collection is launching March 13th, but there will be a sneak peak of the products on the brand site now. This gathering of peachy, rosy radiance pays homage to Mother Earth’s natural tones and celebrates individual radiance with complementary eye, lip and cheek shades for spring.

Here is the breakdown of the new shades from left to right in the photo above:

PurePressed Eye Shadow Triples ($30 USD) — From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly-pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended eye shadows can create any look. They are crease-resistant and long-lasting, plus they are gentle and safe for sensitive eyes.

New Shades:

  • Soft Kiss—a matte, warm mauve, shimmery port wine and shimmery smoky brown
  • Pink Quartz—a matte light pink, shimmery soft pink and shimmery, cool plum

PureMoist Lipsticks ($25 USD) — Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing. Proven soothing properties of Moringa Butter saturate the lips with vitamins A and C, while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection.

New Shades:

  • Susan—a soft cool pink
  • Lisa—a creamy rose

In Touch Cream Blush ($27 USD) — Glide on this moist, cream-to-powder blush stick for soft, dewy and completely natural looking radiance. Key Ingredients: Macadamia Esters hydrate and soothe, Beeswax gives antimicrobial protection

New Shade:

  • Candid—a warm, rosy neutral

Bronzer Refill ($44 USD) — For a sunny glow, this bronzer contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look. Sweep across eyes, lips and cheeks for contouring, highlighting or all-over radiance.Pair with our sleek refillable compact, sold separately for $18.

New Shade:

  • Peaches & Cream—four luxurious, warm peachy and pink hues with shimmer

All of these colors are so gorgeous!  The eye shadows are so fresh for spring, and are a nice departure from all of the nude shadow palettes out there!  The lip colors are bold for spring and give a pop of color.  I love applying the rosy cream blush to the apples of my cheeks then the peachy bronzer/highlighter on top.  Gorgeous!

Do you love the natural products of jane iredale?  Are you planning on picking some of these gorgeous products up?


jane iredale Skin Is In Spring 2016 Collection

jane iredale Skin Is In Spring 2016 Collection
jane iredale Skin Is In Spring 2016 Collection

I am so glad that it is Spring!  I love the warmer weather and pretty, soft makeup. And luckily, I was sent the jane iredale Skin Is In Spring 2016 Collection for my honest review!

Here is the product info from the jane iredale website:

For a “no makeup” look that radiates natural beauty, this collection features four essentials that are not only good for the skin, but also highlight your most beautiful features with earthy neutrals and pops of muted pink this upcoming season.

  • Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit ($58) Great for daily wear, this eye kit comes equipped with five milky-soft PurePressed Eye Shadows.  Including a creamy neutral, soft pink, grey brown, rose brown, and deep chocolate, each shadow is sized to fit the recommended application.  Highly pigmented and easy to blend, these shadows will quickly become a part of your daily beauty routine.
  • GreatShape Eyebrow Kit ($35) Available in Blonde or Brunette, this take-anywhere brow kit includes a water-resistant powder that gives brows a natural appearance, transparent wax, and dual ended applicator.
  • White Tea PureGloss Lip Gloss ($24) Highlight your lips with a sheer tint of creamy, golden caramel color.  Formulated with hydrating moringa butter, avocado oil and antioxidants, this gloss will condition, moisturize and nourish for kissable smooth lips.
  • Flawless PurePressed Blush ($27)  This refreshing wash of peachy, pink color is designed to define and highlight the cheekbones.  Infused with antioxidants and free of irritating ingredients, this cheek product can also double as an eye or lip color.

What I think:  The eye shadow palette is my new favorite.  I use it daily and it gives gorgeous natural looks, that can be amped up for night time! The shadows have almost a creamy consistency, are well pigmented and blend really well.

The eyebrow kit is really great to take with you.  I have it in Brunette and it works well with my dark hair.  The blush is also portable and so pretty.  It has a beautiful glow about it which is magical for the spring and summer seasons!

My second favorite item of the collection is the beautiful lip gloss.  It is so shiny, and the color is natural.  I think it would be beautiful on all skin tones. LOVE!

Learn more and purchase at https://janeiredale.com/

Product Review — jane iredale’s BeautyPrep Collection

jane iredale BeautyPrep Collection
jane iredale BeautyPrep Collection

jane iredale’s March 2016 launches: BeautyPrep™ Face Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer. This trio of high-performance skin care is the first specifically designed to optimize the wear and longevity of mineral makeup. Each prepares, protects and pumps skin full of hydration so makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. Like all jane iredale products, this trio uses only pure, clean ingredients that improve the health of the skin. The cleanser and toner are both awarded ECOCERT Natural Cosmetics certification.

I was sent this collection and have been using it in the morning for a couple of weeks. Here are the products:

BeautyPrepFace Cleanser, $28: This no-rinse cleansing water provides a deep pore cleanse with nourishing Oat Amino Acids. Ideal for removing makeup and cleansing skin prior to toning and moisturizing, it contains a proprietary micellar water with dual Cucumber Extracts in liposome form that gently hydrate, smooth and protect the skin. Removes environmental pollutants and is antioxidant and vitamin rich to help reduce free radical damage. May be used with or without water, leaving no oily residue on the skin.*Awarded ECOCERT Natural Cosmetics certification.

BeautyPrep™ Face Toner, $33: This gentle toner refines pores and moisturizes with organic botanical liposomes. Prepares skin for layering moisturizer and makeup and is infused with Herbasome, a fruit extract infused water, to provide deep skin hydration. Contains organic Lemon Grass, Apple, Pear, Carrot and Coconut Water to balance pH and restore the surface of the skin. *Awarded ECOCERT Natural Cosmetics certification.

BeautyPrep™ Face Moisturizer, $45: This soothing cream moisturizes skin and helps prevent transepidermal water loss while protecting the skin from airborne pollutants. Prepares the skin’s surface so makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. Contains four organic Rose Stem Cell Extracts:

  • White Rose supports natural cell regeneration and the skin barrier, while restoring suppleness.
  • Damask Rose helps to tighten pores, purify and smooth the skin.
  • Rosa Canina (Rosehips) calms and brightens skin and helps prevent transepidermal water loss.
  • Pale Rose helps to rebuild the moisture barrier and provide suppleness for the appearance of newer, softer skin.

What I think:  I love all three of these products.  They are very easy to use (no water needed!), and leave my skin very soft.  I like to use the cleanser day and night.  Micellar waters have become my daily go-to, because you pour on a pad then wipe the face.  They are easy, work well and provide skincare benefits.

I also follow it up with the toner to keep my skin clean and clear. It also leaves it moisturized and not dry.

The moisturizer is amazing!  It is light enough to use in the day time under makeup, but really keeps my skin soft and firm.  It also doubles as a night cream if you need a light moisturizer.

I use all types of makeup, but especially cream makeup.  I make sure to include an SPF if my makeup doesn’t have sunscreen.  The scent of the toner and moisturizer are VERY lemony.  The cleanser has a softer citrus scent.  The lemon products are a little strong, but the benefits of the system outweigh the scent.

Pick these up on www.janeiredale.com

Have you tried any of these products or intend to pick them up?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think!



Holiday Gift Guide 2015 — Fun Makeup Sets From Jane Iredale, IT Cosmetics, Stila and NARS!

It’s holiday gift guide time!  There are so many gorgeous gift ideas that I am excited to share with you this year.  From makeup to bath products to books and food items, I will have ideas for gifts for everyone on your list.

For my first gift guide,  I am highlighting holiday makeup sets that are perfect for the girly-girl in your life.  She would be so excited if you gave her one (or more) of these:

Jane Iredale Holiday 2015
Jane Iredale Holiday 2015

Jane Iredale In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Smoky Eye Kit ($50)

  • Five step-by-step looks are included on the fold-out ‘how to’ guide.
  • Highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested and long-lasting for stay-put, gorgeous, crease-free color.
  • Packaged in an artful travel box with a mirror and dual-ended application brush.
  • Makes a beautiful gift.
  • Includes eight versatile shades:
    • Bone – matte, creamy nude
    • Pure Gold – shimmery, bright gold
    • Dawn – shimmery rose brown
    • Rose Gold – shimmery rose gold
    • Iris – matte, cool violet
    • Forest – matte, deep green
    • Double Espresso – matte, dark, cool brown
    • Ebony – matte black

Jane Iredale Forever Red Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain ($25)

  • Non-drying, long-lasting stain adjusts to the wearers own chemistry for an irresistible, custom shade.
  • Olive Butter, Avocado Butter and Wild Rose Wax soothe and soften lips.
  • Rose Flower Wax and Beeswax nourish and moisturize.


Available November 2015 at janeiredale.com, select skin care specialists & beauty apothecaries worldwide.

It Cosmetics XOXO, IT Girl! Limited Edition Holiday ($28, $44 value) — For the IT Girl in your life, reach for the gift that will give her naturally pretty, party-ready eyes! Within this limited-edition, exclusive IT Girl makeup case is a full-sized No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black, a travel-sized Hello Lashes Mascara and a travel-sized Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This never-before-released set will give IT Girls a festive look that will last all day and night, without clumping, flaking, smearing, fading or smudging!

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi! ($28, $44 value) – Celebrate your Je Ne Sais Quoi with this limited-edition lip essentials set, an exclusive for the season! Included in the brand-new holiday makeup case are two full-sized, best-selling lip products for your softest, most beautiful lips ever! Take Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi wherever you go for a long-lasting flush of color that hydrates, conditions and nourishes your lips. This 4-in-1 lipstick reviver pairs perfectly with Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain, which delivers high shine and rich pigment in one swipe. With nine butters and oils, this lightweight, stain-infused gloss will minimize the look of fine lines, while giving you your most luxurious lips ever!

Available at http://www.itcosmetics.com

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set
Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set ($59 USD) –A special delivery — sealed with love, from Stila. Recapture the classic romance of hand-written love letters with this ultimate collection of cherished Stila essentials. It’s everything you wished for, all wrapped in a vintage-inspired special delivery package that’s ready to give (or keep).

Includes 20 color-rich matte, pearl and shimmer eye shadows, 4 shades of universally flattering, silky-smooth blush, and a deluxe-size HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara for the biggest, boldest, blackest black lashes ever.

Available at http://www.stilacosmetics.com and fine beauty stores

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette
NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette ($59, $103 value) — This unique palette can be used to give cheeks and lips a shimmery wash of color. Featuring NARS’ Laguna bronzing powder, Albatross highlighting blush, three limited-edition blushes, and Istria lip gloss, it’s all encased in a take-anywhere NARSissist mirrored palette.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.1 oz Blush in Roman Holiday (pretty pastel pink), Enrapture (pink terracotta), Enthralled (toasted rose/shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Highlighting blush in Albatross (luminous glow)
– 0.15 oz Bronzing powder in Laguna (brown powder/gold shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Lip gloss in Lstria (pink glace)

Available at NARS boutiques and NARSCosmetics.com

It’s Time For Gorgeous Fall Makeup!

Tomorrow is the first day of September!  Yay!  I love Fall and am so excited for the beautiful new makeup — I always love to change at least some of my makeup up with the seasons!

I am going to be doing another Fall makeup post in a couple of days (and more to come I hope) to get the word out on my favorite new fall products.

I would love it if you left a comment telling me what you are loving or are looking forward to this Fall.  It could be beauty related or otherwise.

jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection
jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection

jane iredale’s 2015 Fall Collection  Ready to Wear! It’s a new, playful collection for the skin, eyes and lips filled with rich color to complement any wardrobe and mood for the upcoming season.

The collection includes:

  • PlayOn Lip Crayon: The brand new lip crayons are available in seven irresistible, long wearing shades, from classic reds to bright bubble gum pink, and include moisturizing oils keeping lips soft and conditioned for the perfect pout.
  • Smooth Affair for Oil Skin Facial Primer & Brightener: All the benefits of the award-winning Smooth Affair now formulated specifically for oily skin. Noticeably reduces appearance of pores, shine and fights blemishes and clogged pores for a smooth, matte skin tone.
  • PurePressed Eye Shadow Singles: Mineral based pressed shadows designed to enhance the color and shape of the eye, with four new bold, yet wearable shades from pinks to violet to deep and soft greens.
  • PureLash Lengthening Mascara: Now with a new dual sided brush to create longer, fuller looking lashes. The proprietary formula of seaweed lipids and wheat protein thicken, curl, strengthen and condition lashes for eyes that pop.

What I think: I have been testing the new eye shadows and mascara.  The eye shadows give gorgeous pops of color for your Fall look.  I love the matte Iris (purple) and Forest (deep green). So pretty as liners, in the crease or as a fun smoky eye all over the lid.  The mascara gives tons of volume and length, but it smears a bit.  I use it first, then place a coat of a waterproof mascara over it.  That works very well.

Available at http://www.janeiredale.com

Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette
Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette

Mehron E.Y.E Powder Palette ($43.95 USD) — eye shadows never cake or crease. Creamy powder blends easily and evenly to create dynamic eyes for stage and screen. Convenient 8-color palette includes White, Natural Wheat, Cocoa, Toffee, Fawn, Cinnamon, Espresso and Black.

What I think:  These shadows give a neutral eye that is not boring at all!  They are matte shadows that have a creamy texture and lots of pigment.  You can do a natural day eye with Natural Wheat and Fawn, then smoke it up in the evening with Cocoa and Espresso.  Gorgeous!

Available at http://www.mehron.com

Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto
Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto

Add a POP of color this fall with three new MANIC PANIC Lethal Lipsticks ($15.50 USD each). Made with a unique formula that enriches the lips with antioxidants, Lethal Lipsticks are long-wearing and gorgeous. Lethal Lipsticks come in a variety of textures like true mattes, creamy and dreamy sheens, precious opals and metals to the core. One use is guaranteed to glam up and soften lips for a punk rock pout!

 Alien: a dark, matte formula in a cool, gunmetal shade

Glamourose: a deep merlot spiked with hints of glitter

Stiletto: a light silver with a bright metallic sheen 

What I think:  I have tested Glamourose and Stiletto and they are both so fun!  Glamourose is a deep color sure to infuse drama into your look.  Stiletto is fun for going out and I think it will be amazing for Halloween.  Very cool!

Purchase at manicpanic.com

Get The Best Summer Skin Possible!

Summertime creates different issues for skin than other times of the year.  By using heavier sunscreens, you can break out easier, being in the sun can cause redness or burns (my sunscreen did not work well on my recent trip to Yellowstone), and we still need to moisturize and hydrate, even in the heat. Below are great products that will help with specific skincare issues, plus will just make your skin look amazing!

NEUTROGENA Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne collection
NEUTROGENA Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne collection

Neutrogena Rapid Clear® Stubborn Acne Cleanser ($8.99 USD) — Clinically proven to rapidly reduce size and redness of stubborn acne in just 1 day.Formulated with maximum strength Benzoyl Peroxide, the acne medicine dermatologists recommend most for clearer skin, without a prescription. 10% Benzoyl Peroxide acne treatment. Use daily to reveal clearer skin. Rapid Clear® Stubborn Acne Spot Gel ($8.99 USD) — Clinically proven to rapidly reduce size and redness of stubborn acne in just 2 hours. Formulated with maximum strength Benzoyl Peroxide, the acne medicine dermatologists recommend most for clearer skin, without a prescription. 10% Benzoyl Peroxide acne treatment. Continuous improvement throughout the day. Available at http://www.neutrogena.com and mass market retailers near you.

Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control
Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control

Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control ($48 USD) — A skin-perfecting tinted skin enhancer that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and treats acne prone skin, while fighting future breakouts. Long wear, natural coverage conceals imperfections instantly, helping to diminish the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars, and uneven skin tone for a smooth, matte, flawless finish.

Purchase at www.miracleskintransformer.com

NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer ($36 USD) Skip the tanning beds and laying out in the sun and switch to self-tanning lotions to give you the summer bronze you crave. Try from jane iredale – it’s a moisturizing, natural bronzer and self-tanner for face and body. This bronzer provides instant, healthy-looking color and builds a gradual, natural looking tan within three days, for optimum control and customization (Available www.janeiredale.com) Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF ($47 USD) There are plenty of gripes about traditional sunscreen (i.e. the thickness, the white cast on the skin, the smell, etc.) but there are plenty of ways to include sunscreen in our daily routine that alleviate these concerns. The Powder-Me SPF is a chemical-free, dry sunscreen for the face and body, which provides highly water resistant SPF 30 with UVA High. This summer staple provides coverage and color while helping to calm and nourish skin. Even if you’ve had too much sun, smooth on Powder-Me SPF to help soothe the inflammation. (Purchase at janeiredale.com) NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder – Sunscreen protects against UV light, but not infrared and visible, which are the main causes of skin wrinkling. Proactively incorporating collagen into your beauty routine will help sustain the amount of collagen in the skin, promote elasticity, and protect against free radicals that cause cell damage. The NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder is a great option to support your skins health and boost collagen production. (Available at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Walgreens and CVS) The G.M. Collin Marine Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream ($92 USD) – For an added boost of Collagen, include anti-aging products that work to reduce fine lines are wrinkles. The G.M. Collin Marine Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream uses the power of marine science by creating a revitalizing combination of Marine Collagen, Marine Algae and Oligo-Elements. Cellular fatigue and sun damage are also addressed with the use of this powerful anti-aging cream. It has a luxurious texture that goes on smooth and an invigorating scent that awakens the senses. (Purchase at skin1.com).

derma e Soothing Redness Reducing Serum
derma e Soothing Redness Reducing Serum

derma e Soothing Redness Reducing Serum ($29.95 USD) — Reduce redness, calm irritation, diminish blotchiness, and relieve skin discomfort with this gentle, fragrance free, moisturizing serum. Our formula contains anti-aging Pycnogenol®, a powerful antioxidant shown to reduce redness while soothing irritated or sensitive skin. A complex of therapeutic botanicals such as Canadian Willowherb™, Olive, Arnica and Calendula helps reduce blotchiness, flare-ups and discomfort. Excellent for sensitive skin, rosacea, or anywhere skin is red or irritated to promote healthy skin tone, and a cool, calm and moisturized complexion. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free. Purchase at http://www.dermae.com

3LAB Anti-Aging Cream
3LAB Anti-Aging Cream

3LAB Anti-Aging Cream ($675 2oz) — Anti-Aging Cream is a water-based luxurious treatment that harnesses the power of hydration to fight the signs of aging ranging from fine lines and winkles to uneven skin tone to environmental damage. Providing all day hydration, this luxurious cream contains 3LAB’s Marine Repair™, a proprietary complex of marine ingredients, along with a blend of peptides and minerals. This unique formula helps to deeply hydrate, maintain and regulate skin homeostasis, increase elastin and collagen production from the inside out, while reducing the visible signs of aging. Engineered with advanced targeting technology, Anti-Aging Cream has the ability to identify the function of each layer of the skin while delivering targeted active ingredients to each layer of the skin. Purchase at http://www.3lab.com

Glow This Summer With New Makeup

For me, summer makeup is all about the glow!  As long as I have great self-tanning, bronzing, highlighting and lip balms, I can get out the door quickly looking fresh for the day!

Below are some of my new favorites:

Jane Iredale Summer 2015
Jane Iredale Summer 2015

Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32 USD)uses diamond dust from pure mica to impart an irresistible golden glow and subtle veil of shimmer that warms and smoothes the complexion. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, and is gentle enough to be used on the face or body.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm ($15 USD) provides physical, broad spectrum SPF 15 and uses a powerful blend of antioxidants, green tea extracts and Vitamins C and E to protect and nourish lips. LipDrink is naturally lemon scented and available in three shades including: Crush, a new tinted berry, Buff, a new nude, and Sheer, the original translucent shade.

What I think: A little goes a long way with the Golden Shimmer lotion.  Just a dab gives gorgeous, shimmery color that looks so pretty in the sun!  I like to use it as a highlight on my eyes and cheeks and on my legs for extra glow. The LipDrink is an extremely hydrating balm! I like to use the sheer for evenings and the gym, the Crush and Buff are great for an extra bit of color with the hydration.

Purchase at http://www.jeneiredale.com

tarte Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer ($30 USD) — tarte’s best-selling bronzing powder in the iconic park ave princess shade. The waterproof formula adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as Amazonian clay helps improve overall skin clarity, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion.

tarte Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer ($30 USD) — tarte’s best-selling matte bronzing powder in the iconic park ave princess shade.  This all-matte waterproof version adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as the Amazonian clay-infused formula helps to improve overall skin clarity, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion.

tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanning face towelettes ($21 USD) — tarte’s best-selling maracuja self tanner in a convenient towelette designed specifically for the face. Infused with nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients, including maracuja and vitamin E, each single-use towelette brightens and hydrates the skin while delivering a lasting sunless tan that never looks fake or orange. Powered by tarte’s proprietary PUREshield™ scent-controlled technology, each towelette imparts a refreshing, spa-like experience with every application unlike any self tanner you’ve tried before. The convenient 10-pack allows for a seamless and streak-free application so you can look your beach bronze best anytime, anywhere.

What I think:  The bronzers are so beautiful, I love the park avenue princess shade, it’s almost a golden bronze.  The matte is great for contouring, but I think the shimmer shade is my favorite.  I sweep it on my cheekbones and forehead and it makes a lovely eye shadow.

The self tanning face towelettes technically aren’t makeup, but they do keep my skin bronze and glowing all day!  They are so easy to use!  I apply them at night, and by morning, my skin is bronzed. Plus, I love the natural ingredients.

Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com

Doll 10 Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops ($36 USD) — Diffuse the look of imperfections and perfect your complexion with the next generation of foundation. Hydra Fluid is an ultra-thin foundation so rich in pigment that one drop is all you need. The lightweight, super-smooth formula leaves you with the appearance of a radiant, flawless finish. With Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops, you’re one drop away from the complexion you’ve been dreaming about.

Doll 10 Precision Foundation Brush ($32 USD) — An innovative, angled foundation brush made for precise contouring and flawless application. Use the flat, tapered side of the brush for overall coverage, and use the angled side of the brush  for contouring areas such as your cheekbones, jawline, and nose.

Doll 10 Blush and Glo Cheek Contour Stick and Lip Gloss ($30 USD) — Cheeks and balances. Take the guesswork out of contouring with Doll 10’s Blush & Glo Cheek Contour Highlighter Stick and Lip Gloss. With one swipe, the cheek stick is designed to deliver the perfect amount of blush and highlighter to skillfully sculpt, color, and illuminate. Pair it with the matching Lip Gloss for a glowing combination.

What I think: The foundation drops are light, but full-coverage, perfect for easy summer skin.  I have been testing them in Light, and the color is perfect for my skin tone.  The foundation brush applies them flawlessly.

My favorite Doll 10 product of the three.  It is so gorgeous!  I use the blush for my cheeks and the highlighter all over!  I also use the stick highlighter up and sweep it across my eyelids — the perfect summer eye shadow.  Plus, there is a lip gloss in the bottom of the stick.  And it is such a pretty pinky-nude.  My favorite shade (while my skin is not too tanned) is Kiss & Make up.  It also comes in a deeper shade called Love at First Sight.

Available at http://www.doll10.com.



Spring Beauty Products For a Fresh New Look


Since it’s officially spring, have you changed your makeup look at all?  I have been trying lots of new products for a healthy, shimmery and colorful spring look.

Below are some of my favorite new makeup items and tools to create the perfect warm-weather look:

VITA LIBERATA Trystal Minerals
VITA LIBERATA Trystal Minerals

VITA LIBERATA Trystal Minerals ($45 USD) — This revolutionary self-tanner offers pure mineral coverage, instant bronzing, and a lasting tan. The natural bronzed effect suits all skintones and can be used to contour or provide all over glow. The tan deepens over a four-to-eight hour period and lasts up to five days.

What I think: This is so cool!  It is a combination tanner and bronzer, so I put it on in the morning to tan my face and it stays on for days.  It is also fun to use as a contour and stays even after I take my makeup off!  A little goes a long way. A perfect Spring/Summer multi-tasker.

Available at http://www.vitaliberatausa.com and http://www.sephora.com

jane iredale’s Spring 2015 collection, Country Weekend
jane iredale’s Spring 2015 collection, Country Weekend

jane iredale’s Spring 2015 collection Country Weekend — a relaxed, alluring collection inspired by the landscapes and experience of a peaceful country getaway. Featuring a self-adjusting peach stain for cheeks and lips, a metallic espresso eyeliner and eye shadow shades of pearl, pink, copper, sparkling charcoal and pale green. Like all jane iredale products, this collection uses only pure, clean ingredients that improve the health of the skin. The products are:

Getaway Eye Shadow Kit ($58 USD) — Inspired by fresh air and starry nights, this versatile palette features 5 wearable shades ranging from soft to dramatic, all set in a lightweight compact.
Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Espresso ($28 USD) — Soft and creamy; glides on smoothly for a defined or smudgeable line, then sets to stay just where you want it. This gel eyeliner is highly pigmented and provides inky, saturated color. Water resistant and long-lasting.
Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Peach ($25 USD) — Multipurpose lip and cheek stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring. Non-drying, long-lasting, all natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
What I think: The eye shadow palette is gorgeous! Beautiful shimmery shadows can go from day to night!  And I really love the lip and cheek stain, it is a really soft color but very long lasting. I haven’t tried the gel eyeliner, but I am always looking for a rich, dark brown liner and this looks perfect!


Xtreme Lashes GlideLiner Long Lasting Eye Pencils
Xtreme Lashes GlideLiner Long Lasting Eye Pencils

Xtreme Lashes GlideLiner Long Lasting Eye Pencils ($29 USD) — The silky-smooth gel formula glides on gently and easily, allowing you to achieve an ultra pigmented, precise, and perfectly defined eye. Available in 12 gorgeous colors.

What I think: This are fabulous!  They combine the ease of a pencil with the smoothness of gel liner pots.  And they are so well-pigmented and richly colored.  Glide them on and they stay all day!

Available at http://www.xtremelashes.com

Physicians Formula’s Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Physicians Formula’s Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Physicians Formula’s Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara ($9.95 USD) — Achieve fluttery, look-at-me-lashes with a truly outstanding “green” mascara. Made with 100% natural origin ingredients, this mascara features volumizing technology to dramatically maximize and intensify lash volume for a natural eye-opening effect.   
What I think: This comes with a very large brush that takes a bit to get used to, but when you do, it will give thick and very long lashes! I also love that the ingredients are natural.
Purchase at fine drugstores and mass-market nationwide.

It’s always fun to try new make-up tools!  I love trying new brands and types of brushes.  The tools below are from London SOHO New York. They bring the royal treatment to Walgreens with their new line of makeup brushes and sponges featuring 5 classic Disney princess characters: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White. This Disney Princess collection for women includes face brushes, eye brushes, and beauty sponges with charm and style, fit for any princess. The two sets I’ve tried are:

Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set 2-Piece ($12.99 USD) Medium Fluff Brush – Short round shape creates depth and detail. Large Fluff Brush – Soft, fluffy bristles allow shadow to glide across eyelids with ease. Flat Angled Liner Brush– Angled shape creates flawless lines and can be used with powder, gel or cream liner.

Aurora Fairy Sponges 3-Piece ($12.99 USD) Blue Fairy Sponge – Egg shaped dome gradually builds coverage where needed. Green Fairy Sponge – Wide base covers large areas such as the cheekbone, forehead and neck. Pink Fairy Sponge – Pointed tip is perfect for under eyes and in corners.

What I think: Both of these sets are a fun and affordable way to apply makeup.  The sponges have a foam/rubber texture, but they apply primer, foundation, cream blushes and bronzers really well.  The eye brushes are soft and fluffy, plus they pick up pigment well.  And the yellow rose handles are so pretty!

Available at http://www.walgreens.com