Summer Beauty Must Haves

Hi All!  I just got back from a big road trip with my family a few days ago and have lots of products to review!  I thought I’d start with fun summer beauty picks since I was gone for the first day of summer.

I am loving the following products:

Tan-Luxe The Butter Illuminating Tanning Butter

Tan-Luxe The Butter Illuminating Tanning Butter ($36 USD) — Revolutionise the way you tan with our most luxurious, nourishing formula yet. A  multitasking 4 in 1 replenishing and hydrating body treatment, skin perfecter, illuminator and gradual tan.

A lightweight, quick-drying formula with a unique complex of Vitamin E, Raspberry Seed Oil, Oat Oil and Coconut Oil combined with Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter. THE BUTTER delivers increased moisture to the skin that is clinically proven to last for 24 hours along with a natural-looking tan glow that develops within 4-6 hours.

What I think: This is such a hydrating body butter that also gives a beautiful tan.  I apply it to exfoliated skin and let it develop for at least 4 hours.  The color is very natural and not orange at all.  I would love to try their tanning oils next!

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Finishing Touch Flawless

Finishing Touch Flawless ($19.99 USD) — Introducing the NEW Finishing Touch Flawless, this year’s must-have addition to your beauty routine. The new gold-standard in women’s facial hair removal, Flawless instantly and painlessly sweeps away unwanted hair with a new spinning technology destined to make painful plucking or waxing obsolete. Flawless is so gentle it can be used every day without risking redness or irritation to your skin, and there is no downtime waiting for regrowth to remove hair The sleek and discreet white and rose gold façade is a serious upgrade to any vanity. With a built-in light and battery-operated design, Flawless is ideal at home or on-the-go. It’s also TSA-approved for convenient travel. The 18-karat gold-plated head is hypoallergenic and removable for easy cleaning.

What I think:  I took this on my vacation.  I popped it in my makeup bag, and whenever I needed to remove facial hair, it was easy and painless.  Just use circular motions over the area to be treated and hair is removed.  It takes a little bit to get all of it, but hair is removed (as well as dead skin).  It is easy to clean, just pop the top of the device and clean with included brush.  This is a neat little device.

Available at Walmart, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS, Rite-Aid, Sally Beauty, Ulta.  For additional information, visit 

Mally Beauty brings shimmering summer makeup:

Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single ($24) — This formula is weightless, creamy and super blendable. This product allows you to create a soft blush for radiant skin. The design of the blush allows you to apply the product quickly by simply swiping it on the cheeks, creating the perfect summer look.
Available in Lighter and Darker

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadows ($25) — Provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product – your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long! Available in Autumn Shimmer, Bliss, Brownstone, Moonlight, Pink Champagne, Shimmering Mauve, Timeless Taupe and more.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner ($18) — is a high performance eyeliner that glides on easily and lasts all day. It’s perfect for those who want a long lasting product that can be smudged or worn alone. Try them in Caribbean Blue, Pink Champagne, Ice Blue, Starshine and Sparkling.

What I think:  Mally’s products are always high-performing and gorgeous! I have the blush in the Lighter shade.  It’s a shimmering coral pink that looks amazing this time of year.  It can be blended for a softer look, but it’s also buildable.  The eyeshadow and eyeliner are both very pigmented and blendable, but once they set, they will stay all day!

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Treets Traditions The Alps – Healing In Harmony Collection

Treets Traditions The Alps – Healing In Harmony Collection– The Healing In Harmony collection is inspired by the medicinal ingredients found in the Alps, where weather challenges everything that lives. With a powerful blend of rosemary, lavender, grapeseed, and beeswax, the Healing In Harmony collection conditions skin and leaves behind a fresh and soft scent. This collection includes Foaming Shower Gel, Shower Gel, Body Salt Scrub, Body Butter, Bath Fizzers, Hand Wash, Hand Lotion, and Bath Tea.

What I think:  I tried the Body Salt Scrub.  It comes with a little spoon to help scoop the product out, which I liked.  The scrub itself it perfect for pre-tanning or just getting rid of dead skin.  My skin was soft and glowing afterwards.

This and other collections from Treets Traditions is available at Ulta stores and

EO Certified Organic Deodorant Sprays

EO Certified Organic Deodorant Sprays ($6.99 USD) — The best way to stay fresh all day is to eliminate odor at its source. The certified organic deodorants contain no aluminum salts, propylene glycol, zinc salts, or triclosan that can potentially clog pores. Pure essential oils and organic Ethanol neutralize and eliminate the sources of unpleasant body odors to keep you fresh, cool, and clean all day long and can be used safely multiple times per day. Available in: Lavender, Citrus, Vetiver, and Tea Tree

What I think:  I received this in Vetiver.  It smells amazing, really fresh.  It cools the body when sprayed under the arms.  I think this is perfect for those who can wear natural deodorants.  I need the extra strength stuff, so this only lasted a couple of hours on me.  But if you don’t need clinical deodorants, this is a perfect choice!

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What are your current favorite summer products?




Mally’s Beauty Steal in Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty

Mally Beauty’s Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlighter ($35 USD regular price) is on sale today for just $17 through the Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty daily Beauty Steals for today only, April 3, 2017.

This is the perfect addition to your makeup collection, featuring a formula that creates a luminous, flawless and airbrushed look instantly. The blush provides the right amount of color to create flushed cheeks, while the golden highlighter delivers a radiant glow in seconds. This beauty duo is essential to creating that #nofilter look.

Available in: Perfect Peach (pictured above) and Pretty Pink

Mally Beauty’s products are so luxe, this is such a great deal!  Are you going to pick it up?


Get Ready For Spring With New Makeup!

I am so excited that the weather is getting warmer and soon it will be spring!

I have received gorgeous new makeup that is perfect to change up your look this spring.  Bold lips, smudgy eyes and bright nails are some of the makeup trends this spring, but I find that you can incorporate a few seasonal trends while wearing makeup you love!

Below are some of my current faves for eyes, lips and nails:London Nudes Calling

Rimmel London Nudes Calling


Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette ($7.99 USD), a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro. Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.

The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

The palette above is London Nudes Calling.  It spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense. There is also Keep Calm & Wear Gold with a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define; and Grunge Glamour, the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes.

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.


Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra ($25 USD) — This product provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product – your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long! Available in 15 shades.

Mally Beauty More is More Mascara ($20 USD) — Get full and glamorous lashes with Mally Beauty More is More Mascara. The formula creates dark, full lashes with perfect definition, while the wand delivers exceptional lash building power.

Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick ($21 USD) — This lipstick provides triple hydration with just the right amount of coverage and subtle shine. It is rich in antioxidants to help keep your lips smooth and kissable. The formula is gel based rather than wax, so it leaves lips nourished and rich in pigment all day long. Available in 12 fun shades.

Together, these 3 products give your look polish! There are so many gorgeous shades of the shadow stick that you can blend the perfect look.  The More is More Mascara defines and lengthens lashes, which is what my short lashes need.   And that lipstick!  So moisturizing, but feels very light on my lips.

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Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint
Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint ($5.99), an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula that’s packed with a blend of four precious oils. Enjoy a moisturizing lip gloss with a refreshing pop of ultra-glossy, non-greasy, sheer color. It’s gloss… but not as you know it!

This tinted lip oil is your secret weapon against dry and faded lips. The ultra-light, non-sticky, non-drying texture delivers comfort in a unique palette of fresh, flirty translucent shades.

What’s more, the ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish. Your pout just got glossier and more kissable!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

NEW MBA Smooth & Soothe Lip Oil ($8 USD) Moisturize and soften dry lips and with a flush of color using this velvety soft lip oil.

NEW MUA Intense Rescue Lip Mask ($9 USD) Cushion and comfort dry lips with this rich lip treatment. Featuring a blend of oils and waxes, it rehabilitates lips’ delicate skin. Available in a universally flattering pink shade!

I really love the lip oil, it is a light color and it is so hydrating!  I also like the lip mask, but I wish it had an applicator tip on the end.  It’s a bit strange that it has color, but you have to apply with your fingers.  It’s very moisturizing as well!

Purchase exclusively at CVS Pharmacy nationwide and


Sally Hansen Limited Edition Miracle Gel Festival Floral Collection ($14.99 for set) — Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades:

Lilac Insomniac – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade

Make Me Mauve – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve

Aqua Chakra – Get centered in a tempered turquoise

Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone

Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue

Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red

These polishes are not only bright and gorgeous, with the topcoat, they stay on for days!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you




Holiday Gift Guide — Gorgeous Makeup Sets From Cargo, Mally and Lipstick Queen!

I think beautiful makeup kits are such exciting gifts to get! Holiday packaging is so gorgeous and collections of our faves are so enticing.

Below are a few of the amazing sets from three of my fave brands; Cargo Cosmetics, Mally Beauty and Lipstick Queen:


Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit
Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit

Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit ($25 USD) Pictured above. It features the signature, ultra-creamy and richly pigmented formula that glides on effortlessly for precise lining and stays put through a snowstorm or a happy tear shed on New Year’s Eve. Once set, these liners are completely smudge proof and won’t budge until you decide to take them off. The shades are “Black Sea” (Black), “Karon Beach” (Purple), “Pebble Beach” (Brown) and “Loch Ness” (Navy)

The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Eye Shadow Palette ($34 USD) is inspired by a wintry, snow-filled night in the Canadian city. This versatile 12 pan eye shadow palette includes cool toned purples, blues and silver shadows that you can find in Toronto’s cityscape. Rich shades of neutral browns and warm maple are also thrown into the mix as a nod to the city’s architecture and iconic maple leaves. Shades are laid out as duos and quads allowing for quick and easy day or night looks. The palette is packed with 12 wearable shades, 1 Eye Pencil in Black and 1 dual ended brush. 

Available:,, select Kohl’s Departments Stores and

Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library
Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library

Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library ($45 USD) — Shown above. A collection of ten coveted eyeliners that blend beautifully together to create impeccable looks for day, night and everything in between. Shades include: Amber, Deep Sage, Gold Glimmer, Graphite, Hazelnut, Iris, Onyx, Shadow, Sterling and Walnut.  Available at:

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner Trio ($18 USD) — This trio of beautiful pencils are Mally’s go-to eye brighteners. Use these shades to create festive holiday looks that will last the whole night. Shades include: Midnight, Milk Chocolate and Sailor. Available at: Ulta stores and

Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss Trio ($25 USD) – Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfois shine every time. Shades include: Orchid Berry, Perfect Nude and Tea Rose. Available at: Ulta stores and 

Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick Five Piece Collection ($32 USD) — These lipsticks provide the right amount of color and gloss, giving you a polished pout. Color glides on easily and stays put for those long holiday nights.
Shades include: Blossom, Must Have Pink, Nude Light, Orchid and Sweet Berry. Available at:

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Five Piece Collection ($39 USD) — All of your holiday eye shadow looks are included this one set. This collection features wearable, buildable shades, that will take your makeup from day to evening in seconds.Shades include: Bliss, Brownstone, Mahogany, Moonlight and Timeless Taupe. Where to Buy: ULTA stores, and

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story ($45 USD) — Shown above. The best-selling Frog Prince lipstick is a remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into magical rosebud upon contact with the lips. It’s made with our proprietary unique pigment, which reacts to the warmth of your lips to turn them a pretty, fairy tale rose. No two pairs of lips will look the same as it adapts according to your pH and natural colouring appearing entirely different yet beautifully flattering on everyone.

Now all three are available in a set for the holidays This limited edition set in a beautiful storybook carton makes the perfect gift for you or for the lipstick queen in your life.

Lipstick Queen Best Sellers Minis ($25 USD) — Three of their top-selling lip transformers are available for the first time in adorable mini sizes, at great value. This limited edition set makes a wonderful stocking Filler. One set for you, one for a friend!

Lipstick Queen Smokey Lip Kit (Pinky Nude)($35 USD) — You loved the Smokey Eye…now discover the Smokey Lip. A sexy new take on a classic look. Start with a Sinner shade, and then layer Black Lace Rabbit on top to transform the shade into a sexier lip.

Are you picking up any of these gorgeous sets?


Makeup For A Flawless Summer Face

In the summer my make up routine is all about a natural look that will last through the heat with the least amount of products.  Easy?  No, but I have recently found new products that help me look my best this summer:

New makeup launches from Makeup Academy:

Amp-Up Your Lashes Fiber Lash Primer ($8 USD) — Achieve the look of false lashes without the hassle! It gently conditions and lengthens your lashes with emollients and fibers to give your lashes extra length and volume.

Pro Makeup Correcting Pen ($7 USD) — If eye shadow falls beneath your eyes, your eyeliner isn’t precise as you like, or your lip color has smudged, use this to neaten up your look. The gentle formula easily erases makeup mistakes and refreshes makeup that has strayed during the day. Use it to sweep away smudges and smears, or to quickly change your color for the evening. 

Under Eye Illuminator ($9 USD) — Achieve glowing skin with this liquid highlighter! Using light diffusing pigments, it lends a brightness to the entire eye area for a youthful, luminous look- resulting in sheer to light coverage. 

Sold exclusively at CVS Pharmacy nationwide and

ybf beauty Neutralizing Pressed Powder
ybf beauty Neutralizing Pressed Powder

ybf beauty Neutralizing Pressed Powder ($25 USD) — Translucent yellow pressed powder that color corrects and creates a velvety-sheer, radiant finish for skin that looks naturally flawless. This one product neutralizes redness, diminishes the appearance of pores and blemishes, absorbs oil and sets foundation and concealer – it’s your new best friend!

Finely-milled, Italian powder makes application completely mistake proof. You’ll achieve a perfect complexion without worrying about over applying, looking cakey or masked with makeup. The powder is a universal shade created for all skin tones so there is no stress in finding your perfect match, it adapts to your skin.

Purchase at at HSN, and

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Boost
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Boost

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Boost ($37 USD) —  Mally’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Boost gives your skin a natural boost of warmth for healthy, glowing skin. This matte, lightweight formula offers a perfect finish for your make-up, while giving an instant warming glow. It works to diffuse the look of pores, minimize fine lines, and help your make-up last longer, giving a flawless-looking matte finish. Face Defender Boost comes in one universal shade made to suit all complexions.

Available at and

What summer products are you loving right now?  Leave a comment and let me know.


New Spring Makeup To Brighten Your Day!

As the weather gets warmer, I am looking to softer, Spring-y colors in clothing and in makeup!  I am getting so excited for sunny days and warmer nights!

I was sent some gorgeous Spring makeup for my honest review.  They include two gorgeous (non-powder) blushes, a moisturizing lipstick and bullet-proof eye crayons:

philosophy take a deep breath cushion color for cheeks
philosophy take a deep breath cushion color for cheeks

philosophy take a deep breath cushion color for cheeks ($30 USD) — take a deep breath cushion color for cheeks offers breathable liquid color with benefits. formulated with exclusive clean-air technology™, it oxygenates and refreshes skin as it blushes and brightens. the innovative cushion delivery system with antibacterial mesh filter ensures a clean application every time, with a fine layer of color that’s easily blendable and buildable, for sheer to rich effects.

What I think: This is a beautifully sheer blush. It’s packaged in a little pot with a mesh top.  I dab my fingers or brush into it and apply on the apples of my cheeks.  I have the coral blush, and it gives a soft glow of color.  It has a little shimmer in it, which I love.  It’s so pretty on!

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It Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Crème Blush ($24 USD) — Experience the best-selling CC+ Vitality Brightening Crème Blush—now in IT’s signature Je Ne Sais Quoi shade, your perfect pink! Also available in Naturally Pretty™, your natural flush of color, this game-changing blush is formulated with anti-aging peptides, collagen, silk, antioxidants and Drops of Light Technology™ to instantly diffuse the look of imperfections and give your skin a youthful, lit-from-within glow. It’s your quickest way to look younger and bring out your most beautiful you!

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($24 USD) — Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Lipstick is your full rich color, instant color correction, and hydrating vitality! Effortlessly gliding over your lips to hydrate and add full, lush color, this anti-aging lipstick erases the appearance of fine lines on your lips and evens out the appearance of your lip tone!

Infused with lip-loving ingredients including Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract to nourish your lips while evening your lip tone, smooth the appearance of lip lines, and add color to your lips that will revitalize your entire complexion!

What I think: The crème blush is so pretty on.  Just a little goes a long way and it really gives a glow. I dab a little on with my fingers and blend.  It’s a very universal pink and I think it would look amazing on all skin tones!

The lipstick is a pretty, bright pink (on my very fair skin).

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Mally Beauty Shadow Stick Extra Eyeshadow
Mally Beauty Shadow Stick Extra Eyeshadow

Mally’s Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra ($25 USD) these are the queen of multi-tasking and stay looking fierce from the minute you put them on until you decide to take them off! You have 45 seconds of playtime until your eye shadow is smudge-proof, transfer-proof, crease-proof, and of course, will last and last! Go for a sheer wash of color, or layer for more intensity. Available in 10 gorgeous shades.

What I think:  These are so pretty!  I love how easy they are to apply, swipe on and blend.  And the versatility is amazing!  You can wear them sheer, or build for a more dramatic or a smoky look.  I receive these in Royal Plum and Burnished Bronze.  Both are so pretty for day or night.  You can even wear two or more, by using one for the lid and one in the crease.  They stay put all day. LOVE!

Purchase at and Ulta stores.

What new makeup are you loving for Spring?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Give Good Lip With New Lipsticks, Liners and Glosses!

Wow!  I have been sent lots of wonderful new lip products to try over the last few weeks.  So I have tons to review today!

What I’ve noticed in the products I have received is that it seems like a more polished lip is on trend.  Lipsticks definitely are in as are lip liners.  And many of the glosses I have tried lately are full colored and opaque.  I am usually more of a sheer lip lady, but I think I might have to go for a more dramatic look in the fall.

Some of my new favorites are:

Paul and Joe Beaute Natural Lipstick Refill ($20 USD) — This pure texture creates plump, radiant lips with beautiful color and just the right amount of intensity and shine.

Paul and Joe Beaute Lip Liner Duo ($25 USD) — Lip color is twice as nice with this all-in-one pencil, available in five pairs of natural and vivid shades, to create a custom lip color to match any look or mood. Containing smooth-feel oil, the base allows you to draw lines with a light touch while leaving a lasting impression.

What I think: I really love this lip liner duo.  It comes in a lighter and darker shade and I have been using both — the lighter when I wear a sheer gloss and darker with a fuller coverage lipstick.  The lipstick is gorgeous too!  It is very moisturizing and has a bit of a shimmer to it.  Love!

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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons ($9 on sale now for $7.20 USD on Burt’s Bees Website) — Just wanted to share the newest and most exciting news from Burt’s Bees with you – their new lip crayons.  The NEW Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons deliver a creamy matte finish and moisture-rich wear. These Lip Crayons harness the best of nature’s beautiful color in six available shades, plus uses 100% Natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Kendi Oil and Jojoba Oil – making them an amazing addition to the Burt’s Bees lip collection!

What I think:  I have been enjoying this crayon in Sedona Sands, the lightest color of the group and a pretty nude.  The formula is matte, but still moisturizing.  They don’t have a flavor, which is nice.

Available at

Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace
Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace

Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace ($14.00 USD) — For the first time in a lipstick, Yves Rocher Research has selected Cherry Oil for its extraordinary shine and light refraction power.

Its ultra-sensory texture melts onto the lips and enhances them with a glossy colour that gives you the coverage you want. Available in 12 shades.

What I think: So moisturizing!  It is almost like wearing a creamy gloss and I think that is due to the cherry oil.  Some of the shades are almost a matte crème and some have a bit of shimmer to them.  And they smell really nice, too!

Available at in September 2014.

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier (retails for $20, now $15 for the month of August) — combines luminous color with a creamy, ultra-fierce lip gloss. Its refreshing formula smoothes and hydrates, leaving lips feeling silky and ultra soft. Simply begin by lining your lips with the lip pencil. Once they are completely lined, begin filling in your lips for a long-wear, luscious lip color. Available in 15 different shades!

What I think: I have been using this in Soft Nude, which is a gorgeous neutral.   I like it alone, or I can apply lipstick or gloss over it.  It has a bit of a pleasant minty taste and is not sticky at all.

Available on

BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick - Garnet
BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick – Garnet

BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick – Garnet ($18 USD) — Saturate lips in pure brilliance. Each creamy sweep is enriched with hydrating aquatic herbs, essential vitamins and antioxidants to lock in moisture and lavish lips in vibrant color. Color-magnifying crystals add extra brilliance to all 26 lustrous shades.

What I think:  Are you looking for a fab shimmering dark red for fall?  This is your lipstick!  It is so moisturizing and the color is rich and so pretty! I also love that it is good for my lips!

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Mehron Glosstone PRO ($11.95 USD) — Glosstone PRO is moisturizing and non-tacky leaving the lips glossy but not greasy. This long-wearing and never-sticky formula is enriched with antioxidants of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Available in a clear shade to be used alone or over L.I.P Creams to add shine and additional moisture, 3 highly-pigmented matte shades and 2 sparkly shades infused with tiny light reflectors to pump up the volume creating the appearance of fuller richer lips! Glosstone PRO is packaged in a sleek modern square vial and applied with the lip applicator wand. This “shine booster” is sure to become your favorite lip gloss! SHADES: Coral Reef, Red Kiss, Pink Crush, Crystal Clear, Bubble Gum Sparkle & Golden Spark.

Mehron L.I.P Liner Pencils (9.95 USD) are the perfect complement to L.I.P Creams and GLOSSTONES by Mehron, Innovators of Extreme Beauty Makeup. The Mehron chemists have encased a long-lasting creamy makeup in a pencil that enables you to define your lips without bleeding color or feathering. L.I.P Liner Pencils are available in six vibrant accenting colors, including natural, Glacier Pink, Red, Burgundy, Mandarin and Cocoa. These dynamic rich colors will highlight the natural beauty of your lips.

What I think: Mehron makes a lot of theatrical makeup, but they also have a fab beauty line.  The products are affordable and work really well.  I have been using a gorgeous combo of a new shade of the liner called Sweet — a perfect match for my lip color, a pinky nude — with a Glosstone called Coral Reef.  I have been wearing a lot of pink and the coral is an opaque cream that will look gorgeous as a transition color into fall.  The liner helps my color from feathering or fading.  Win win!

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Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of July 14th

We had a fairly cool week (mid to high 70’s) in Kansas City, and I have been loving it.  It is heating up again (taking my girls to the water park this weekend), so we are trying to stay cool!

So what am I loving this week?  A waterproof crème eyeliner, a BB cream for the body, a yummy-scented chocolate facial cleanser (seriously), a sweet and sultry summer fragrance, and a beautiful bronzer palette.

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Envy
Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Envy

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Envy — An ultra-smooth, water-proof creamy eye liner that applies with the ease and smooth silky finish of a gel and the precision of a liquid liner. Smudge and transfer-resistant, this long-wearing formula goes on “foolproof” with the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush.

What I think:  This is a brand new color from the new Sensual Reflections collection and it is here for a limited time only.  I like the formula because it’s creamy and glides right on with an eyeliner brush.  The color is a dark emerald and I think it will be perfect in the fall as well as now.  This liner comes in other great colors such as Cobalt, a bright blue that is perfect for summer.

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Osmotics Cellulite Control Body Glow CC Cream
Osmotics Cellulite Control Body Glow CC Cream

Osmotics Cellulite Control Body Glow CC Cream ($75 USD) — This triple action formula contains three clinically proven technologies to target dimpled skin, edema and cellulite at its source. Natural actives visibly reduce localized fat deposits promoting firmer contours and a more toned silhouette.  Flavonoids and antioxidants enhance collagen and strengthen the extracellular tissue for smoother texture and dimple free skin. This luxurious golden lotion hydrates, nourishes and color corrects with a beautiful soft focus finish that erases imperfections for instant radiance and a natural glow. Bare is beautiful with this multi-tasking body perfector!

What I think: This luxe cream is perfect for perfecting summer skin.  It makes my skin look smoother and more toned (perfect while wearing a swimsuit).  I am going to use it until I am out to see if my cellulite looks better.

Availableat select Nordstrom, Soft Surroundings locations and on

Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing
Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing

Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing ($55 USD) — Remove all traces of cosmetics and impurities with this professional grade, dual action cleanser and makeup remover. Formulated with pure essential oils, the Finest Chocolate Cleansing helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities and remove waterproof makeup, while conditioning the skin. The cleanser contains luxurious Swiss chocolate for a sweet scent and extra hydration, leaving the complexion supple, soft and radiant.

What I think: This is a gorgeous cleanser!  Smells amazing and really cleans my skin.  I like to use it at night to remove my makeup because it works really well.

Available online via

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer
Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer ($34.19, and $27.35 with a coupon code on — A resonant and flowery scent for women that radiates casual sophistication for any time of day, Eternity Summer perfume by Calvin Klein is a mature yet subtle choice that will turn heads wherever you travel. Introduced by iconic style and fashion leader Calvin Klein in 2008, Eternity Summer is composed of a perfect balance of musk, tangerine pulp, wood, frangipani and pineapple. It’s an attention-drawing fragrance that works just as well for a relaxed evening out with friends as for coffee with a romantic partner. 

What I think: This gorgeous scent is a great mix of sweet and sexy and is perfect for hot summer days and nights.  I usually go for fresh scents, but I am loving this for summer!

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Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer
Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer

Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer (retails for: $49.50, now: $37.13): The secret is in using these three powders to achieve that glow-from-within look–a tanning powder for all over color, a shimmer to highlight, and a beautiful sun-kissed shade that’s designed to make your cheeks glow. Unlike traditional bronzers, there is no shimmer in Mally Beauty’s bronzer formula. Instead, the bronzer works in tandem with a warm blush and a sheer shimmer. This allows you to apply color and highlights specific areas of your face, as the sun naturally does, instead of all over. Shades are available in Lighter (shown) and Deeper.

What I think: This is a great product and a great deal right now.  It includes two gorgeous brushes along with the palette. The colors are soft and build really well and used together, really make the skin glow.  I also like to use the bronzer and highlighter on my neck and décolleté.

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What products are you loving this week?


Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is in a week!  Time to grab something fun and different for mom.  Below are some great beauty, home and treat ideas just for mom.  Hopefully you’ll find the perfect gift for her!

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume
Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume ($18 USD): Soap & Paper Factory’s beautiful, solid perfumes are a perfect way to keep your favorite scent smelling fresh all day.  Apply to your pulse points, as often as desired, or dig deep and use as a pomade.  Created with pure jojoba, beeswax, Soap & Paper Factory’s Solid Perfumes are available in 12 of their signature fragrances.  This Mother’s Day, I recommend keeping it fresh with choosing a Solid Perfume in Lavender or Jasmine.

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Dana's Bakery Adult Juice Box
Dana’s Bakery Adult Juice Box

Searching for the perfect gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day? With May 11th quickly approaching, it’s time to get moving! Luckily, Dana’s Bakery has made it easy with her unique and delicious cocktail inspired Mother’s Day “Adult Juice” box, consisting of Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Peach Bellini (yum!). They are now available for pre-order at to ensure they arrive on time for Mother’s Day.

Hen House Linens
Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens — Give Mom the gift of a beautiful table with these spring patterns for table linens.  Add a little fancy to your daily routine. Hen House cloth napkins and placemats always feel elegant even when take-out Thai and a box of wine do not. Keep six napkins of ALL your favorite coordinating colors on hand for daily use. There is nothing easier than adding a beautiful cloth napkin to your table to make your family or guests feel at once fussed over and comfortable. Paperless living never felt so good!

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Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier ($20 USD) — Give mom the chance to plump her pout with Mally’s high-shine, ultra-smooth lip color.  Mally Beauty’s Lip Magnifier combines luminous color with a refreshing, multitasking formula which combines the creamy color of a lipstick, with an ultra-fierce shine of a gloss. Available in 15 gorgois shades, but for this Mother’s Day I recommend gifting mom Mally’s Lip Magnifier in Nude Rose!

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Baby Sebamed
Baby Sebamed

Save busy moms a trip to the store and give them the gift of a relaxing bath with new, gentle bubble baths and creams that are designed for babies’ delicate skin, but use stress reliving natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile, perfect for moms to relax with after a long day. Baby Sebamed is a top dermatologist-developed skin care brand formulated at pH 5.5, the ideal pH for babies’ skin. Made especially for sensitive, delicate and even problematic skin, Sebamed formulas are hypoallergenic and tear, soap, gluten and alkali free. They are tested and approved by moms and dermatologists, and can be used on newborns through to toddlers. For a complete package, pair these gifts with a soft towel or bathtub toys.

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Whatever you decide to get for that lucky lady in your life — I’m sure she will love it!  Enjoy!



QVC Customer Choice Awards: Mally Beauty

Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer
Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer

Each year, QVC allows customers to weigh in on their favorite brands, products and innovations in beauty with their Customer Choice Awards. And, this year, Mally Beauty has been nominated for ten categories! Mally Beauty has some truly innovative makeup such as the Perfect Prep Poreless primer and one of my fave mascaras Beauty Volumizing Mascara.

Have you voted for the Customer Choice Awards yet? To vote for Mally products, the entire list of categories and product nominations below:


Best Primer: Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer

Best Foundation: Mally Beauty Poreless Perfection Foundation

Best Concealer: Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer System

Best Finishing Product: Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Best Blush: Mally Beauty 24/7 Blush System

Best Lip Product: Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen

Best Eye Shadow: Mally Beauty Ever Color Shadow Sticks

Best Eyeliner: Mally Beauty Waterproof Eyeliner

Best Mascara: Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara

Best Brow: Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Dream Brow

Voting is live until September 20th at 11:59pm EST.