My Beauty Favorites ‚ÄĒ Week of June 6-12, 2016

Summer is here and it is hot!  As I gear up for family vacation, I have been loving summer fragrances and makeup!

Below are my new favorite fragrances and cosmetics.  They are fun and bright!

L’Occitane has bright scents and soothing bubble bath that are perfect for summer!

L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath ($38 16.9 fl. oz) — All the relaxing benefits of lavender from Haute-Provence are captured in this rich formula that generously foams in the bath and leaves skin clean, supple and delicately scented.

L’Occitane Verbena Eau de Toilette ($58 3.4 fl. oz) — A perennial favorite. Extroverted notes of Mediterranean verbena mingle with a rosy base of geranium and lemon tree. Elegantly presented in a glass spray bottled engraved with a verbena leaf.

Available at http://www.usa.loccitane.com

Merle Norman’s summer collection is bright and fun!¬†The Eyecolor Trio So Azuring — Eyecolor Trio/So Azuring, the colors are:¬†Sunshine (matte) Toasted Coconut¬†(luminous) Turquoise (matte).

Merle Norman Lip Glazes in Cherry Crush and Scrumptious.  Lip Glaze in Cherry Crush is a great way to wear the shade in warmer months.  Scrumptious is a bright, tropical orange. This lip gloss/lipstick hybrid provides a pop of color with a sheer finish. Great alone or over your favorite lip color.

Learn more at www.merlenorman.com

What are you loving so far this summer?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Get A FREE L’Occitane Shea Starter Kit!

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Are you a big a fan of L’Occitane’s Shea Butter products as I am?¬† Well you’re in Luck.¬† Now through the end of April, you can visit this link and score a FREE Shea Starter Kit, featuring a mini Shea Butter Hand Cream and Shea Light Comforting Cream, in an exclusive collector‚Äôs tin (pictured above)!

All you have to do is access the above link and follow the prompts that will encourage you to complete these three simple steps:

1)      Enter your email address

2)      Check your inbox for an exclusive email

3)      Present email at any L’Occitane boutique nationwide and redeem your FREE Shea Starter Kit

I think that this is such a fun freebie!¬† L’Occitane Shea Butter products are so luxe and moisturizing. If you don’t pick yours up¬†by the end of April,¬†don’t worry!¬†They will¬†also be selling the set after the promotional period for just $6.

Are you going to get yours?  Leave a comment and let me know if you pick one up!

My Beauty Favorites ‚ÄĒ Week of January 11-17, 2015

We had a surprise snow last night.¬† I knew it was going to be in the single digits today in temperature, but I didn’t know it was going to snow.¬† I think I’m done with winter.¬† I am definitely looking toward to spring!

To keep my skin soft this week I’m loving a hydrating face fluid, a body oil and moisturizing body lotion.¬† I am also loving cooling body wipes (great for the gym) and a maximum hold hair spray.

L'Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid
L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid

L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid ($50 USD) this ultra-lightweight formula contains calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients like rose hip and calendula oils and 5% shea butter to soothe, comfort and protect dry, sensitive skin. And to ensure you get nothing but a pure, clean formula with each pump, this fluid is housed in a special anti-contamination dispenser to prevent bacteria from entering.

What I think: I love this light fluid!¬† It’s so nice in this cold weather.¬† I apply it morning and night.¬† It can go under moisturizer¬†or sunscreen¬†or be used on it’s own. It hydrates my parched skin without being heavy.

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil ($8 USD) — Keep your skin supple and soft with this light-weight, all natural body oil. Sweet almond and lemon oils and Vitamin E recondition skin throughout your pregnancy. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS.

What I think: This has such a bright, lemony scent.  I like using it on my skin after a shower or bath. It leaves my skin so soft without leaving it greasy.

Purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

Curél Ultra Healing Lotion
Curél Ultra Healing Lotion

Cur√©l Ultra Healing Lotion ($7.99 USD) — has been clinically proven to work two times better than the leading intensive lotion while healing skin‚Äôs moisture barrier so it can better lock-in and maintain moisture over time. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored.

What I think: If you have super dry, cracked skin, this lotion is for you.  I love using it on my very dry legs and feet. At night, apply this to feet, then put cotton socks on. You will wake up with soft and smooth tootsies!

Purchase at  Drugstores and Mass Retailers

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29 USD) — These unique towelettes wipe away sweat, cool the body down, and leave a unique soft powder finish, so you‚Äôre left feeling completely refreshed, with no sticky residue. Unlike others, these cloths will leave skin feeling smooth and silky, instead of wet and sticky ‚Äď perfect for when you‚Äôre on the go.

What I think: These come in four scents — restore, invigorate, energize and enliven. They are all nice, soft scents.¬† The cloths clean and cool the body and do not leave it wet or sticky.¬† They are perfect for after the gym or on a hot day.

Available at Drugstores and Mass Retailers

KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray
KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray

KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold hair spray ($18.99 USD 8.6 oz) — Ultra-firm finishing and shine. 24-hour hold. Humidity resistance.¬†Excellent for finishing any style, keeps hair in place with a firm hold.¬†Thermopolymer (for heat style creation). Mirustyle (provides heat protection). Rhodiola watermint (known for thermal stress protection, cooling and refreshing).

What I think: This hairspray not only holds my style, it helps with frizz, which I need all year long. I love the soft scent, too.

Purchase at beauty supply stores including Ulta.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bath and Body Gifts From Philosophy, L’Occitane and Tocca

There are so many fantastic bath and body sets to give this time of year, it’s hard to choose just one! They are perfect for gifts for all of the ladies in your life — family members, friends, teachers, etc.

Below are a few picks from 3 of my favorite brands that create products with amazing fragrances:

Philosophy Iced Orchid Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) —¬†let the elegant fragrance of iced orchid transform your bath or shower into a ritual you‚Äôll relish. the moisturizing, multi-tasking formula provides a rich, foaming lather to gently cleanse and condition, leaving skin and hair feeling soft, and lightly perfumed with the delicately exotic scent of iced orchid. Purchase at http://www.philosphy.com, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.

Philosophy sending holiday wishes ($20 USD) — philosophy sends its very best holiday wishes to you and yours. This set includes the brand’s indulgent holiday favorites designed to surprise and delight. Begin your day on a sweet note with spiced gingerbread cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath then pamper skin with sweet creamy frosting body lotion and treat your lips to some sugar sprinkles. Exclusive to Nordstrom.

Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) — give a holiday cheer‚ÄĒcandy cane is here! this fan favorite is back to sweeten things up as only it can. the exhilarating scent of peppermint is sure to make spirits bright as the award-winning formula cleanses and conditions from head to toe, leaving skin soft and lightly scented. Purchase at http://www.philosphy.com, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses ($20 USD) — Retrieved directly from the fruit of the African Shea tree, Shea Butter has natural benefits that protect and nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Acting as a barrier for skin, it helps to prevent moisture loss, which maintains optimum skin-hydration levels.
This set contains:
– Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm 0.4 oz.
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 1 oz.
РL’Occitane Holiday Box

L’Occitane Luxury Travel Set ($40 USD) — Composed with some of the most cherished scents and textures made famous by L‚ÄôOCCITANE, this gift combines our best-selling body care products.
This set contains:
– Shea Extra Gentle Lavender Soap 3.5 oz.
– Almond Shower Oil 2.5 fl.oz
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.34 oz.
– Shea Butter Foot Cream 0.34 oz.
– Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz.
– Verbena Body Lotion 1 oz.
– Shea Extra Gentle Verbena Soap 1.7 oz.
– Aromachologie Shampoo 1.18 fl.oz
– Aromachologie Conditioner 1.18 fl.oz
РL’Occitane Holiday Pouch

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Tocca Crema Voloce Hand Cream Trio ($16 USD) — This trio of take-anywhere hand creams moisturizes your skin while draping you in beautiful fragrance. It makes the perfect little gift for yourself or someone you love. 1 oz. each.

Trio includes:

– Cleopatra: a mix of grapefruit and cucumber.

– Bianca: a mix of green tea and lemon.

– Simone: a mix of watermelon and frangipani.

Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel Fragrance Set ($45 USD) — The perfect introduction to signature scents. Indulge in three of your favorite TOCCA fragrances in convenient, miniature form. The coffret features Stella, Florence and Cleopatra Eau de Parfums in three Old World-inspired, beautifully collectible bottles.

Purchase at http://www.nordstrom.com and other fine stores.

L’Occitane’s Glam Holiday Party — Thursday, November 5th Only!

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Do you love L’Occitane like I do?¬† Do some early holiday shopping today and snag a free gift!

What: L’Occitane Glam Holiday event

When: Thursday, November 5th all day

For more Info: usa.loccitane.com/events

On Thursday, November 5th stop by your local L‚ÄôOCCITANE to kick off the holiday season with complimentary mini-facials, hors d’oeuvres and champagne.¬† Spend $65 and you‚Äôll receive two travel-size products from their new macaron-inspired collaboration with Pierre Herm√©, and an exclusive invitation to a private sale!

Clicking on the link above will take you to a page with locations to find the store near you!

Enjoy!

 

My Beauty Favorites Week of August 31-September 6, 2015

Happy Labor Day!  I am visiting my mom in Oregon, but I though I should put out my favorites post for last week.  Better late than never!

This week I am loving products to make my skin glow, protect and firm my facial skin,  give a smooth shave and treat my scalp.

What products are you loving this week?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set
Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Mousse and Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion Set ($39 USD) — Inclusive of VITA LIBERATA favorites pHenomenal Mousse, Fabulous Gradual Tan Lotion and mini Tanning Mitt, the Sephora.com-Exclusive Labor Day Set has all your tanning needs covered to ensure you have the best skin finishing glow for your last summer hoorah this coming Labor Day weekend, and to extend your summer glow well into fall! The pHenomenal Mousse provides the world‚Äôs longest lasting tan in a superbly hydrating formula that encourage the most beautiful, natural and conditioning 2-3 week tan. The Fabulous Gradual Tan Lotion is an ultra-hydrating tan lotion that applies clear for zero transfer onto clothes and develops lasting color over 4-8 hours.

What  I think:  Both of these products are amazing! The mousse is extremely easy to apply and will give a deep tan in a few hours.  If you use it for a few days, you can keep the tan for a few weeks.  And to continue the tan (and add moisture), use the gradual lotion every day.  Fabulous!

Available at Sephora.com

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30
Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30

Burt‚Äôs Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($20 USD) — This lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer is clinically shown to help improve firmness and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Powerful natural anti-aging ingredients help restore the appearance of your skin‚Äôs smooth, firm texture, while natural broad spectrum SPF 30 protects against sun damage.

What I think:  Day creams with SPF are usually heavy and greasy.  This one is so light, it sinks right into the skin.  That is great for applying makeup afterwards.  My skin looks very smooth after use.  I will continue using it to see if it firms well.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

eos Travel Shave Cream
eos Travel Shave Cream

eos Travel Shave Cream ($1 USD) — Packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter, and vitamins C and E, the eos Travel Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry is a necessity for keeping legs moisturized all day and night! It is the only shave cream that keep skin soft, smoothed, and moisturized for 24 hours – even after rinsing! And thanks to the TSA-approved eos Travel Shave Cream your legs will be smooth wherever your Labor Day travels bring you!

What I think: This size is small enough for travel, but large enough to get at least a week of shaving in!  It smells so good and really makes my legs smooth and soft after shaving.  I love this line of natural products!

Purchase at Target stores

L'Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic
L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic

L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic ($26 USD) — This silicone-free tonic helps refresh, revitalize and purify the scalp to leave hair shining with beauty. This ultra-fresh formula combines 5 essential oils (mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedar and lavender) with a plant-based vinegar and allantoin to help purify and soothe the scalp, while reducing excess sebum.

What I think: I’ve heard that the secret to gorgeous hair is to treat the scalp — a healthy scalp means¬†healthy hair.¬† This smells amazing and really makes my scalp feel clean.¬† I do notice that my hair is shinier after use!

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Try New Natural Bath And Body Products

Natural products are everywhere these days, and I think it’s wonderful!¬† The fact that there are products that work so well and are organic and natural is as good for the environment as it is for¬†us!

Below are three new (to¬†me) brands that feel and smell amazing!¬† What are your favorite natural products.¬†¬†Leave a comment and let me know.¬† Maybe I’ll try them next!

Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer
Key West Aloe Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer

Key West Aloe Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer ($27 for 16oz) — Rich and creamy, natural shea and cocoa butters give lasting moisture and hydration. Infused with sunflower, avocado, and coconut oils to replenish thirsty skin.

What I think: This is a fantastic smelling moisturizer that heals and moisturizes dry skin.¬† It is intensive, but it sinks right into the skin and isn’t heavy or greasy.¬† It is perfect for¬†heals, elbows and other very dry areas of your body.

Available at www.keywestaloe.com.

L'Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel
L’Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel

L’Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel ($20 USD 8.4 fl. oz.) — This exfoliating shower gel, made with purifying essential oils, helps to revive the skin. Its scent is 100% natural.¬† Discover the rebalancing ritual to awaken your senses and bring well-being and harmony to body and mind.

What I think:¬† This is a very aromatic shower gel, very herbal.¬† It’s really nice for exfoliating dry skin or getting skin ready for self-tanning.¬† It is important to exfoliate at least once a week.¬† This is a refreshing and natural way to do so.

Purchase at usa.loccitane.com

Purity of Elements Hydrating Body Wash ($22, 6.8 fl. oz) — Gently cleanses, hydrates and moisturizes skin leaving it feeling clean, soft and supple. Performance ingredients include; Vitamin E Oil to help to protect and repair while Jojoba Oil and Safflower Seed Oil nourish and condition skin

Purity of Elements Nourishing Hand Cream ($15, 3 fl. oz.) — Provides instant soothing comfort and ultra hydration leaving hands feeling delicately scented and silky soft. Performance ingredients; Aloe Vera to soothe, Vitamin E Oil to protect and repair and Licorice Root Extract to brighten and help reduce appearance of dark spots.

Purity of Elements Restorative Body Lotion ($25, 6.8 fl. oz) — Works to hydrate and nourish leaving skin feeling silky soft and smooth
Performance ingredients include: Aloe Vera to soothe, Monoi and Jojoba Oils drench skin with moisture and re-balance skin.

What I think: The scent of these products is called Santa Fe Sun,¬†Ginger Lime and¬†Sunflower.¬† It smells delicious —¬†fruity and bright!¬† It is so good.¬† The body wash is very creamy and hydrating.¬† I follow it up with the body lotion which is moisturizing without being greasy. And the hand cream is light and perfect to carry in my purse.¬† Plus it is so good for the skin!

Purchase at http://www.qvc.com

miniOrganics Enriched Moisturizer ($49 USD) — This luxurious moisturizer is essential for nourishing, conditioning and supporting the skin during pregnancy, leaving it wonderfully hydrated, incredibly soft and supple. A perfect blend of the finest certified organic butters and anti-oxidant rich oils infused with miniOrganic‚Äôs unique blend of essential oils, all chosen for their regenerative, healing and restorative properties to help promote elasticity, keep pregnant skin soft and supple and assist in the reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.

miniOrganics Nourishing Body Oil ($49 USD) — A unique blend of Certified Organic, antioxidant-rich camellia tea, avocado, jojoba and rosehip oils combined with an infusion of safe essential oils, all known for their soothing, rejuvenating and restorative properties. This oil promotes elasticity and keeps pregnant skin soft and supple. It may also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

miniOrganics Infant Moisturizer ($26 USD) — The perfect all-purpose, all-natural, gentle moisturizer that helps soothe, hydrate and protect delicate young skin. A super-light, non-greasy formulation, rich in certified organic oils and infused with soothing organic lavender and calming chamomile makes it ideal for babies, young children and anyone with sensitive skin.

What I think:¬† This organic body care line has products that are perfect for mom and baby. My babies are older now, but I think this line is for women of all ages.¬† The oil smells amazing and is so hydrating.¬† The moisturizers are both very gentle and softly scented.¬† I love that since it is a brand that makes products safe for babies, I’m confident on how good it is for my skin.

Available online via www.miniorganics.com

 

Facial Masks To Get Skin Ready For Fall

Masks are such an interesting skincare step.¬† I can go a couple of months¬†without using one, then I remember them and boom!, instant complexion boost!¬† They can¬†help with anti-aging, acne, large pores, texture — so many¬†issues can be helped in just a few minutes!

Here are a few I have recently been sent:

L’OCCITANE Divine Cream Mask
L’OCCITANE Divine Cream Mask

This fall, L‚ÄôOCCITANE is pleased to introduce the NEW! Divine Cream Mask ($145 USD) —¬†a cream-based mask with a rich, melting texture, accompanied by a special 24K gold-plated massage applicator. When the mask is used in tandem with the applicator, it is better absorbed into skin for firmer, smoother and more luminous results.¬† The key ingredients are¬†Immortelle¬†organic essential oil,¬†Shea Butter and¬† Cistus which is formulated with a high concentration of aromatic molecules.

What I think:  I have just a received a sample of this mask and have tried it once.  It has an herbals scent and is very rich and creamy on.  To use it, I massage it into clean skin with the smooth side of the applicator, then I use the textured side of the applicator and move in circular movements all over the face to assist in boosting skin’s microcirculation. Then, I rub the rest of the product in and let it absorb

I like to apply this mask at night.  By the next morning, my skin is so glowy!  I am excited to use this twice a week with my regular skincare regimen.

Available September 9th, 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com

Masque Bar by Look Beauty, Pore Refining Creme Mask
Masque Bar by Look Beauty, Pore Refining Creme Mask

Masque Bar by Look Beauty, Pore Refining Creme Mask — ($9.99 for a pack of 3) — Minimizes the appearance of pores for a more refined looking complexion.¬† A gentle blend of Coenzyme 10 and anti-oxidants helps prevent trouble for all types. It leaves skin feeling balanced and looking more radiant and contains: Raspberry Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Vitamin E.

What I think: This mask smells delicious and it is really fun to smooth all over the face!¬† After 15 minutes, I rinse it off and my face was smooth and glowed.¬† My pores did look a bit smaller and it didn’t irritate my skin, which is a plus!

Purchase at http://www.amazon.com

BioRepublic Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask
BioRepublic Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask

BioRepublic Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask ($4.99; $14.95/Set of 3) — A purifying fiber mask loaded with natural green tea extract and vitamin E.¬† Gently unfold the mask and apply on clean skin. Wear for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin, no rinsing required. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.¬†

Key Benefits:

  • Provides a boost of anti-oxidants and helps remove excess sebum
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections
  • For clean, supple and refined skin

What I think: I don’t have a lot of blemishes, but my skin has felt¬†a bit clogged lately with all of the sunscreen and makeup I have worn this summer.¬† So I applied this mask and left it on for about 10 minutes, because I do have sensitive skin.¬† After use, my skin looked so clean and smooth. This¬†is something that I¬†can use once a week to keep my skin clear.

Available online via www.biorepublic.com

Do you use a mask regularly or like to try new masks?  Leave a comment and let me know!

My Beauty Faves Week of April 27-May 03, 2015

It is getting warmer in Kansas City and the pollen count is very high, which means I am in the middle of allergy season!¬† Yuck!¬† And although I can’t wear eye makeup for a while (red, itchy eyes)¬† I still want to look as good as possible.

This week, I am loving a good-for-you nail polish, a beautiful BB cream, a moisturizing lip crayon and a fun lip balm/sneaker collaboration.

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

Dr.’s Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish
Dr.’s Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish

Dr.‚Äôs Remedy Mindful Mulberry Nail Polish ($17 USD) — Think of the awakening and blossoming that comes with warmer temperatures. This renewed juicy berry shade is stylishly tart and playful yet sweet and classic. A perfect feminine neutral. Podiatrist formulated advanced nail enamel. ¬†Long lasting, brilliant color. ¬†Enriched with Garlic Bulb Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Vitamins C and E.

What I think: This is a beautiful color — it looks great on fingernails or on toenails, now that¬†sandal season is here!¬† This does last a few days without chipping and is so good for the nails! Love!

Available at http://www.remedynails.com

Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30
L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30¬† ($45 USD) — This multi-purpose formula with its smooth texture helps to¬†conceal uneven skin tone and to blemish and brighten dull skin;¬†signs of stress and fatigue appear softened and¬†helps to protect skin against damaging effects of photo-aging, thanks to its UV filters.

What I think: I love that this BB Cream is a combination of skincare and makeup.  Not only does it cover imperfections it protects and treats my skin.  It gives medium coverage and the fair color is a good match to my skin tone without being orangey.

Available at http://www.usa.loccitane.com.

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons
butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons ($20 USD) — Precise and easy to use, this high-shine, long-wear LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon will make you fall in love with crayons all over again. The eight sumptuously pigmented colours provide antioxidant protection while delivering full coverage and creamy hydration like that of a lipstick while delivering the intense shine and smoothness of a gloss. Mango Seed Oil and Marula Oil help to improve lip moisturization and Niacinamide, maintains the skin barrier for smoother, more even lip tone. The best bit ‚Äď each Lip Crayon comes complete with a built-in sharpener, so you can keep the slimline applicator sharp, even on-the-go.

What I think:¬† This lip crayon is very soft and moisturizing.¬† There is a built-in sharpener in the lid, which means you can sharpen your crayon on the go!¬† I love the color Teddy Boy.¬† It’s a nude-mauve color and is very pretty for a polished look.

eos x Keds Collection
eos x Keds Collection

eos x Keds Collection This spring, fashion and beauty comes together like never before! Millennial-loved brands eos and Keds partner together to bring you a Limited Edition eos x Keds Collection that has you covered head to toe featuring three new shoe designs inspired by flavors from the wildly popular eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm collection! Keds’ iconic sneakers are reimagined in bright solids and an eos sphere-inspired print that adds just the right amount of whimsy to warm-weather style.

This capsule collection contains three ‚Äúflavor‚ÄĚ styles in coordinating bright colors that are the perfect accessory to spring and summer style. The eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms in Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai and Pomegranate Raspberry are the inspiration behind the collection, with each Keds shoe matching the color and flavor of the corresponding eos Lip Balm. Finishing touches such as glitter laces and a striped sole accented with a lips icon are an added delight for the sunny season.

What I think:¬† Although I don’t have a pair of the shoes, I do love the eos lip balms and think the colors for the balms and the sneakers are fresh and pretty for spring.

The limited edition styles are available exclusively at Shoe Carnival now retailing for $50 – $55.

 

Give Mom The Spa Treatment With Mother’s Day Bath and Body Gifts

There are so many amazing beauty gifts that would be perfect for Mother’s Day!¬† Many mom’s (including myself) would love pampering spa products to treat themselves.

Below are perfect gifts for a at home spa day, including nail treatments, and bath and body products.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit ($49 USD) — A must for nails that are: hard-to-grow, chipping, peeling, brittle or acrylic damaged. Unlock the true potential to successfully grow your own natural nails longer, stronger, and healthier with the¬†Dermelect Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit. If the elements, acrylics or aging have taken their toll on your nails you can now restore and recover your nails to their natural strength by utilizing this simple step by step program.

1. Cleanse: Brush Immaculate Nail Cleanse Prep onto nail before applying base coat- the formulation will evaporate immediately, leaving nails completely dry.                  2. Base Coat: Apply 1-2 coats of Launchpad Nail Strengthener (for weak, thin nails). Allow to dry.                                                                                                         3. Top Coat Finish: Apply 1-2 coats of High Maintenance Instant Nail Thickener.         4. Moisture / Restore: Dab and massage Rejuvenail Fortifying Nail & Cuticle Treatment over bare or polished nails and cuticles. Continuously reapply up to 3-4 times daily.

Available at http://www.dermelect.com

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set
Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set ($25 USD) — A wonderful gift for spoiling yourself or someone else. Contains shower foam, shower oil, body scrub and body cream. Experience the Laughing Buddha ritual at home.

Available at RITUALS store locations, Barneys, www.barneys.com and www.rituals.com

L'Occitane Almond Smooth Collection
L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection

L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection ($72 USD) — The exceptional beautifying power of almond makes this Collection both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective.
Includes 2 smoothing and softening best sellers: Almond Milk Concentrate and Shower Oil.
Perfect to give or keep!

This collection includes:
– Almond Delicious Hands 1 .oz
– Almond Milk Concentrate 3.5 .oz
– Almond Delicious Paste 1.7 .oz
– Almond Shower Oil 16.9 fl.oz
– Exclusive Gift Box

Purchase this and many more great gifts at http://www.usa.loccitane.com

This Mother’s Day, say goodbye to the boring fragrances and introduce mom to her new signature scent!¬†Formulated with fresh hints of gardenia, pineapple leaf, sensuous musk, and palm bark, the Escape bath & body collection from Lifetherapy will transport Mom to a beautiful, peaceful place.

Escape Hand & Body Wash¬†($24 USD) — Softly fragranced wash specially formulated with an LT Complex, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamins E & D.¬† This luxurious wash will moisturize while cleansing leaving skin soft and healthy looking. Also makes a lush moisture-rich soothing bubble bath.

Escape Body Lotion ($24 USD) — Our hydrating lotion is rich in skin conditioners, natural oils and vitamins that work in harmony to leave skin silky soft and moisturized.¬†Shea butter, Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil. Care has been taken to source only the highest quality raw material.

Escape Eau de Parfum¬†($48 USD) —¬†Made with Zemea petroleum free and environmentally sustainable. Formulated with the finest essential oils for subtle yet long lasting fragrance.

Learn more about this collection here: http://www.lifetherapy.com/collections/escape