My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 29 – September 4, 2016

I hope everyone had a great, long weekend! It is still very hot in Kansas City, but I am looking forward to the autumn and cooler weather!

This week I have a hodgepodge of products to review!  The include sunscreen and after sun lotion (always needed), tools to make your eyes pop, a natural body lotion and a fresh fragrance:

Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen ($15.99 USD) — Speed up your sunscreen application without skimping on coverage with this quick-dry spray, available in SPF 15, 30, 50 and 70.

Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion ($11.99 USD) — Complete the post-beach ritual with the ultimate post-sun skincare: Sun Bum’s Cool Down products. This supreme indulgence revives sun-sapped skin with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. Insanely soothing and incredible smelling, the products are like a beach in a bottle.

What I think: I love the tropical scent of these products!  They will keep summer lasting

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MUA Perfect Contour Eyelash Curler ($10 USD) —  Who says you can only contour cheekbones? With this precisely designed full head curler, get close to your lash line for a dramatic curl.  Aligned handles ensure full stability and control to prevent any ouch moments.

MUA Precision Point Tweezer ($10 USD) —  Remove short, delicate or hard-to-grab hairs with this defined shaped tweezer, made of high-quality stainless steel.

MUA Lash Separator ($9 USD) — To be used after mascara application, this separator with comfort grip handle removes clumps for fluttery lashes. –         The fine, metal comb of the separator is contoured to fit the shape of your lashes, while they gently separate and sculpt for superb lash definition.

What I think: These cool new tools make my eyes look amazing! I like the curler, but it does take some getting used to.  The rubber pad is big and it makes it a little tricky to grab my lashes.  But once I do, it curls my lashes nicely. And speaking of lashes, the lash separator helps remove clumps after mascara application.  I have never seen anything like this, but it’s really easy to use because it fits the shape of my eyes.

The tweezers are perfect for removing those little hairs that evade — and also work well with my husbands splinters!

Purchase at CVS stores and

The Healthy Body Butter
The Healthy Body Butter

Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla ($19 USD) —  This 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. Five sweet-smelling scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence.

What I think: I love this body butter, and may have tried it in all of it’s amazing scents.  This is the original Pure Vanilla, and it is a sexy scent for the fall.  It’s really rich and sultry.  And it moisturizes so well!  It keeps my skin soft all day.

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Katy Perry’s Mad Love
Katy Perry’s Mad Love

Katy Perry’s Mad Love ($29.98 USD) — This fruity scent opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses.

What I think:  This smells so fresh and sweet.  I think that it would be a great gift for teens and women of all ages.  It also is light enough to work well for all seasons!

Available at Kohls stores and

What products are you loving this week?







My Beauty Favorites Week of September 14-20, 2015

It’s almost the first day of Fall and I am excited!  I love this season, I think it’s my favorite.  As, the days get shorter and cooler, I continue to receive and review awesome products.

This week, I am loving a natural cleansing wipe, brightening beauty drops, a lip crayon and a fresh smelling body butter.

ACURE Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes
ACURE Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

ACURE Organics Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99 USD) — Toss these on-the-go wipes in your bag for in-between show freshen ups. Gently remove makeup, dirt, sweat, environmental toxins. No splashy rinsing necessary. These handy little all-natural biodegradable Argan Oil Towelettes refresh, cleanse, soothe, and detoxify on the spot!

What I think: I am really enjoying these towelettes.  They are very refreshing and clean really well without leaving any residue.  They are fragrance-free and do not bother my sensitive skin at all.  Plus they are affordable!

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Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops ($20.99 USD) — Age defying Arctic Cloudberry & brightening Lingonberry. Optimal care from nature against the first signs of aging. An effective beauty treatment to make skin silky soft and radiant. Particularly effective for tired and dull skin. Arctic Cloudberry seed oil protects skin from stress factors. Vitamin C together with lingonberry seed oil brightens skin with long-lasting effect. Arctic Cloudberry + Lingonberry & VitaOptimale: Nature has stored its most valuable nutrients in berry seed oil to ensure the beauty of your skin. Helps skin fight the first signs of aging. Protection, beauty and silky soft skin. More radiant and energetic skin.

What I think:  These very lightly fragranced little capsules are so cool!  They instantly make my skin smooth and even out my skin tone.  They are really useful in the morning when I want to look like I got better sleep than I did!  After a few days of use, my skin looks better, even before I apply the capsules!

Available at and CVS stores

jane iredale’s PlayOn Lip Crayons
jane iredale’s PlayOn Lip Crayons

jane iredale’s PlayOn Lip Crayons ($18 USD) — Pucker up with smooth, kissable lips drenched in moisture and irresistibly playful color. Our creamy formula glides on and stays on. Use our Jumbo Pencil Sharpener to keep the tip pointed and precise. Available in seven gorgeous colors!

What I think: These are so moisturizing, it almost feels like I’m wearing a lip balm.  It lasts a longtime, without feeling dry on.  I have the lightest color, Blissful and love it!

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The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit
The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit

The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit ($19 USD) — This velvety smooth body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. It features 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters, powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration in a  crisp blend of sparkling grapefruit and vanilla

What I think: I have tried this (and other Lavanila body butters) before and I love how rich they are, without being greasy.  It is wonderful when used after a shower, it locks the moisture in.  Plus, it smells fantastic!

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Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Lavender

Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanila Lavender
Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Lavender
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
Lavanila’s mission is to create healthy skincare by using natural ingredients. They are proud that their products also contain vitamin-rich antioxidants & pure essential oils and are non-toxic. Lavanila products are eco-friendly and they don’t test on our furry friends!
I have tried The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Lavender ($25.00 for 8.5 oz). Vanilla Lavender is their newest scent. It is a blend of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf and Madagascar vanilla.  I love the scent of lavender and vanilla, but wasn’t sure how they would smell together. Luckily, I really like it. The scent is very warm and comforting. The lavender is dominant when I first apply the lotion, then the vanilla softly comes through.
The lotion itself contains 100% pure shea & cocoa butters and protects with the antioxidants goji berry and kakadu plum. It is a thick cream and it leaves the skin soft and very moisturized.
Visit the website at to learn more about this great brand and find a retailer near you.