My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 15-21, 2017

It’s been a stormy week in Kansas City, but it’s sunny today!  That makes me think of summer and gorgeous summer makeup!

My favorites this week include new launches from essence cosmetics, Miracle Skin Transformer and Pur Cosmetics.  These products will keep skin glowing and nails shimmering throughout summer:

essence cosmetics Out of Space Stories Nail Polish Collection

 

Out of this world! Introducing the Out of Space Stories Nail Polish Collection ($2.99 USD) by essence cosmetics. These holographic, iridescent and metallic nail polishes are available in 7 bright colors perfect for an intergalactic adventure.

What I think:  These are really fun polishes!  Great for fingers and toes.  They go on smoothly and last a week with a base and top coat.  And they are an affordable option if you’d like to try a holo or other sparkly polish!

Purchase at essencemakeup.com!

Miracle Skin Transformer Pure Reflection Fluid Finish Foundation

Miracle Skin Transformer Pure Reflection Fluid Finish Foundation ($36 USD) —  a color solution with an emphasis on skin, and feature Chroma-Quench, a fusion of peptides to support & strengthen, humectants to draw and bind water for natural hydration, light-reflecting particles and pigment, allowing you to create a cocktail for customized complexion solutions.

What I think: This hydrating foundation smells like a margarita!  At least it does to me.  It applies really smoothly and I’d say it has a medium coverage.  It feels so light on, it will be perfect for summer.  I don’t like to wear anything heavy on my face when it gets hot out, and this will be perfect!  Available in two shades Buff/Light and Honey/Medium.

Available at miracleskintransformer.com

Pur Cosmetics Bronze Your Selfie Skin-Perfecting Face and Body Liquid Bronzer ($26 USD) — Bronze your selfie with liquid gold and added radiance for your entire body. This liquid bronzer veils the skin in PÜR’s skin nourishing and perfecting Energy Complex and a prismatic, imperfection blurring bronzer technology that gives a natural sexy sun-kissed hue. This versatile formula can be worn alone or with makeup and on both the face and body. It easily smooths onto skin and locks into place for long-lasting tropical radiance.

Pur Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick ($26 USD) — Oily skin has finally met its matte. This versatile blotting stick instantly mattifies and perfects without over drying the skin, leaving you with a shine-free look that’s comfortable. Use it before makeup application as a mattifying primer or on-the-go for touchups throughout the day. Breakthrough shine doesn’t stand a chance!

What I think: The bronzer has a slight shimmer to it and it is a really pretty golden color.  I think it’s perfect for arms and legs to smooth skin or enhance a tan.  the blotting stick will be perfect for when it gets hot and humid in KC.  It helps skin stay matte all day.  It works well under makeup or on it’s own for a natural look.

Purchase at http://www.purcosmetics.com

What new products have you been loving this week?

 

 

Black Friday 2015: Last Minute Deals

Happy Thanksgiving! Have you started shopping yet?  I have, and have more to do.  If you are looking for great beauty deals, here are some for you:

Beauty.com and Zaldy
Beauty.com and Zaldy

Beauty.com®, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is excited to introduce the exclusive Add A Pouch Clutch from lauded designer Zaldy as a complimentary gift this fall. Beginning November 24th, customers will receive the product-filled double pouch when they spend $125 or more at beauty.com a prestige beauty retailer.* The Add A Pouch Clutch can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/Zaldy and is available while supplies last.

The Add A Pouch Clutch arrives fully stocked with 16 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe and full sizes. The pouch and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $150. The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands:

  1. Paul’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster (.12 fl oz)
  2. Jay-Z Gold VOC (.05 fl oz)
  3. Jean Patou JOY Forever EDT Women’s Fragrance (.05 fl oz)
  4. Jane Iredale HandDrink Hand Cream (.24 fl oz)
  5. Ahava Purifying Mud Mask (.9 oz)
  6. ClariSEA Glow Powder Exfoliant – Lavendar (1 oz)
  7. Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad (2)
  8. NUXE Minis Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil (.33 fl oz)
  9. MDSolarScience Daily eye Emulsion Jar (.17 oz)
  10. Wei East Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Cream Mask (.27 fl oz)
  11. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay (1 oz)
  12. Go Smile Double Action Ampoule Single (.8 ml)
  13. Decleor Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum (.03 fl oz)
  14. GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment (.035 fl oz)
  15. JUARA Candlenut Body Crème (.34 oz)
  16. BareMinerals marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Spark Plug (2 ml)
  17. Beauty.com offer card
Miracle Skin Transformer
Miracle Skin Transformer

Miracle Skin Transformer — Perfect your complexion this Black Friday with 30% off purchases on MiracleSkinTransformer.com. Enjoy even more savings on Cyber Monday, when you will receive 50% off web orders. The savings last all weekend long with FREE SHIPPING both days!

Shop online via www.miracleskintransformer.com

Karin Herzog
Karin Herzog

Karin Herzog — Now through Sunday November 29th, save your way to stunning skin with deals from Karin Herzog oxygen skincare:

  • Spend $75, get $15 off with the code “ThankYou15”
  • Spend $200, get $50 off with the code “ThankYou50”
  • Spend $350, get $100 off with the code “ThankYou100”

Shop online via www.karinherzog.com.

Jeffrey James Botanicals
Jeffrey James Botanicals

Jeffrey James Botanicals — Just in time for the holidays, Jeffery James Botanicals is bringing exclusive, luxury skincare to your door with the kickoff their new VIP monthly subscription box for $39.95 and free shipping.

Friday, November 27th through Tuesday, December 1st:  Save over 85% when you purchase the Jeffrey James Botanicals’ FIRST VIP Subscription box for $29.95 and receive free shipping too.

Shop online via www.jeffreyjamesbotanicals.com.

FragranceNet.com
FragranceNet.com

FragranceNet.com: FragranceNet.com was created to provide the public with access to the largest inventory of genuine, brand name fragrances, skincare, candles, aromatherapy and more at the lowest possible prices.

Enjoy 25% off plus free gift with purchase of $50 or more on Black Friday, November 26th and 25% off on Cyber Monday, November 29th

Supersmile
Supersmile

Supersmile: A premium line of oral care and teeth whitening products by the Father of Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Irwin Smigel.

Supersmile will be doing a 4 day sale starting on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. It will be 25% off all Supersmile products for four consecutive days using the code “Holiday2015” at check-out.

 

Brighten Your Look With Fun Summer Makeup

There are so many choices if you want to switch up your makeup look this summer.  From soft and shimmery to fun and bright, you can easily achieve the look that you want!

My current summer look includes bronze skin, a pop of color on the eyes and soft lip colors, but I like to experiment, too.  Below are some of my new favorites this summer:

Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection
Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection

Bobbi Brown’s late summer collection, Telluride, inspired by one of her favorite destinations that is famous for its natural beauty. Each product in this collection is designed to deliver the gorgeous glow that the late afternoon sun in Telluride casts on the skin. Featuring shades of dusk—tawny nude, rose gold, and pink bronze—Telluride, makes it easy to achieve that sought-after natural, sun-kissed glow. This look is perfect for summer and transitions beautifully into fall.  

I have been loving the Telluride Eye Palette ($52 USD) as it features seven earthy shadows in a variety of brown, soft blush and mauve hues, and is a fresh take on a neutral eye— a major makeup trend from fall 2015 NYFW. The palette includes a sleek Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush for on-the-go application. You also can’t go wrong with the new Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink as it’s the perfect pick-me-up for day or night.

Available at http://www.bobbibrown.com

Herbal Matte Shadow Duos ($7.00 SRP): Created with a silky, smooth formula that glides on effortlessly and blends seamlessly. The shadows deliver an ultra-velvety, matte finish of highly pigmented color combination to make eyes pop.

LOL, Line Out Loud Intense Shimmer Liners ($.700 SRP): Full-on shimmering shades with an ultra-precise brush that allows for super thin wisps of color to thicker, dramatic ”notice me” lines, perfect for creating any look!  Intense pigments combined with micro-pearls create bold, shimmering colors to enhance the eyes for high voltage defining color with a super shimmering metallic finish! A special fine brush tip enables fine application to create a variety of looks from classic super thin lines to vivid streaks and geometric shapes. 

Lash Obsessed Mascara ($10.00 SRP): A mascara for true lash lovers who crave amplified volume, lavish length and lash fullness for an eye-look that’s obsessive!

Available at http://www.palladiobeauty.com

FACE Stockholm Summer 2015 is inspired by Norrland, the Northern part of Sweden which is known for its wide forests, large rivers and untouched wilderness.

The above eye and lip colors are shimmery and soft, perfect for days at the beach or the lake.  The eye shadow is available for $19, the lipstick $22 and the lip gloss $19 at http://www.facestockholm.com

Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20
Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20

Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20 ($24 USD) — infused with anti-aging, lip filling peptides, is designed to:

  • Repair daily damage.
  • Boost volume and moisture content.
  • Protect from UVA/UVB sun damage.

I have this in Coral and it is gorgeous for summer!  Purchase at http://www.miracleskintransformer.com

New Year’s Eve Beauty Essentials

It’s New Year’s Eve!  Are you going out tonight? I am!  Well, just to dinner and the movies with my husband and youngest daughter, but still, I want to look my best.

New Year’s Eve is a perfect time for going all out with makeup.  You can add sparkle and drama that you wouldn’t usually wear for every day.

My picks for tonight include glowing skin, smoky eyes with dramatic lashes, a shimmery lip and sexy perfume.  What are you wearing tonight?

Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight
Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight

Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight ($45 USD) — Featuring beautiful, light illuminizing, pearlized pigments, Spotlight instantly adds a radiant glow to any skin tone. This 5-in-1 complexion enhancer hydrates, primes, illuminates, enhances and protects in one, easy step. This universal shade is infused with skin saving vitamins, antioxidants and natural actives to hydrate and nourish skin while also delivery anti-aging benefits.

$48 / Available at Kohl’s, Nordstrom and ULTA stores and online via www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.kohls.com, www.nordstrom.com and www.ulta.com

Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette
Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette

Smashbox Travel Full Exposure Palette  ($22 USD) — This versatile eye shadow set provides eight must-have neutrals in one portable palette. From nudes to blacks, these crease-resistant, long-wear shimmers and velvety smooth mattes are organized with shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom so that they are easy to use.

This set contains:
– 4 x 0.026 oz Shimmer Eye shades in Chocolate Brown/Golden Pearl, Soft Gold/Golden Silver Pearl, Light Tan/Golden Silver Pearl, Mid-Tone Slate/Silver Pearl
– 4 x 0.026 oz Matte Eye shades in Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Soft Matte Mid-tone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Ashy Dark Brown

Available at Sephora stores and

Let RevitaLash Cosmetics help you ring in the New Year radiantly! With two ultra-volumizing mascaras that prime and lengthen lashes while fortifying and conditioning and a highlighter that’s packed with Vitamin C, these makeup must-haves do double duty to keep you looking your best long after midnight.

Volumizing Primer ($24 USD) — High-performance amplifying primer saturates eyelashes with color intensity while conditioning, smoothing and protecting for maximum beauty effects. Features a distinctive Indigo Blue shade to brighten the eyes and intensify the depth of mascara while delivering moisturizing and conditioning benefits to help support lash strength and softness.

Volumizing Mascara ($24 USD) — This volume-loving, buildable mascara saturates eyelashes with color intensity and definition while conditioning, smoothing and protecting for maximum beauty effects. Wet, high-performance, clump free formula intensifies eyelashes resulting in a voluminous eye-popping finish and long-wear performance in a water-resistant formula.

Spotlight Highlighting Pencil ($24 USD) — This instantly illuminating highlighting pencil accentuates and perfects in all the right places. The eyes, cheekbones, lips, and brow bones are all conditioned with Vitamin E while appearing luminous and youthful.

All RevitaLash Cosmetics products are available at www.RevitaLash.com and at salons and spas nationwide.

Eylure Eyelashes
Eylure Eyelashes

Eylure’s party lashes are delicately spruced with sparkle and shine, turning your epic evening into a captivating countdown into 2015! Couture is the designer inspired lash, a streak of glossy black emboldened with gunmetal studs, there’s a lot of attitude packed into this little lash. These limited edition lashes include an adhesive, instruction leaflet and a guarantee of gorgeousness.

You can purchase Eylure at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com.  Learn more about the lashes at http://www.eylure.com

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
Gerard Cosmetics

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss ($24 USD) — Formulated with rich pigmentations, similar to that of a traditional lipstick, that never feather or bleed, the Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses provide instant shine and moisturization along with collagen boosting peptides to increase lip volume and reduce wrinkles both safely and painlessly. The Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses are packaged with a built in mirror and light for easy use, even in the dark. Shades: Candy Apple, Crystal, Seduction, Jewel and Pouty Princess.

$24 / Available online via www.gerardcosmetics.com

Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla
Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla

Lavanila Laboratories Fragrance in Pure Vanilla ($58 1.7 oz) –The Perfect Vanilla. This sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie. 

Purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

Enjoy your New Year’s!  See you next year!

Black Friday Skincare Deals — Sebamed, Jan Marini, Jurlique, Miracle Skin Transformer and Mad Hippie

Skincare is such a thoughtful gift.  It shows your loved one or friend that you really care about their well being.  Great skin makes you feel fantastic!

Below are some fab Black Friday skincare ideas for gift giving, or to give yourself a well deserved treat!

SebaMed

Sebamed — Enjoy 20% off all skin and hair care products and receive a free gift with every purchase on November 28th, Black Friday. Use Promo Code: blackfriday14 on SebamedUSA.com.

Free gift with purchase includes: 2 travel size Everyday Shampoos, 2 travel size Moisturizing Body Lotions, 2 travel size Cleansing Bars and a full size Moisturizing Face Cream.

Jan Marini Skin Research
Jan Marini Skin Research

Jan Marini Skin Research — Now – December 5th — Take 20% off purchases over $200 or more. Shop online via www.janmarini.com

Jurlique

This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off – no offer codes needed!

  • Travel Essentials Set – $29 (over 50% off, a $73 value) Herbal Recovery Night Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rose Hand Cream
  • Jurlique Anti-Aging Set – $89 (50% off, a $179 value) – Includes a Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask, Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Lavender Hydrating Mist, Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and Balancing Day Care Cream
  • Daily Radiance Set – $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) – Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely Bright Treatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer

Available at http://www.jurlique.com

Miracle Skin Transformer
Miracle Skin Transformer

Miracle Skin Transformer — Black Friday:

Spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase.  Use this code at checkout: BLACKFRIDAY30

Cyber Monday:

Spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase.  Use this code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY40

Shop online via www.miracleskintransformer.com

Mad Hippie
Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie — Black Friday – 12am December 1st:

25% off all purchases during this time frame. Use code: Holiday

Shop online via www.madhippie.com

Are you picking up some great new skincare this weekend?

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 25th!

My last week of August was hot and exhausting, so glad it’s the long weekend! I have been trying products sent to me for review that are great for the end of summer.

This week I have been enjoying a yummy scented body wash, a night skin treatment, two amazing eye shadow brushes, spray to remove chlorine from hair, tinted brow gel and healthy wheat grass tablets (I am trying to get healthier).

Neutrogena Rainbath  Renewing Shower and Bath Gel - Pear and Green Tea
Neutrogena Rainbath Renewing Shower and Bath Gel – Pear and Green Tea

Neutrogena Rainbath® Renewing Pear & Green Tea Shower and Bath Gel ($8.49 USD) — softens and conditions skin without a heavy leave-behind residue. With its unique fragrance blend of pear and green tea, Rainbath® works to renew the look of your skin as the rich, moisturizing lather rinses clean. Your skin is left in better condition feeling softer, smoother and truly renewed.

What I think:  I love all of the Neutrogena Rainbath washes, and this is one of my favorite scents.  It’s fresh and sweet-scented, and my skin is clean and very soft after washing.  I love using it as bubble bath.

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.  You can learn more and purchase at http://www.neutrogena.com.

Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Cream
Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Cream

Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Cream ($68.00 USD) — This multi-purpose cream combines the beauty benefits of three different creams, exfoliating skin, moisturizing and fighting daily environmental aggressors at once. It also helps combat signs of aging and dull-looking skin, leaving behind a more radiant and youthful appearance with regular use.

What I think: I have been using this every night for about a week.  When I apply it, it leaves sinks right into my skin, without leaving it greasy.  In the morning, my skin is so soft and smooth.  And very glowy!  This is a good product if your skin is dry and dull.

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

MUA Pro All Over Shadow Brush($10 USD) and MUA Pro Crease Brush ($10 USD) — The shadow brush has full and rounded natural fiber brush for a perfectly even wash of color from lid to brow bone. Superior shape and tapered bristles glide shadow over a large area, creating a flawlessly even distribution of pigment in one easy sweep. Perfect for an all-over wash of shadow, highlighting the brow bone or tucking color into the eye crease.   The crease brush is the perfect size to apply a darker shade just into the crease.

What I think:  Both of these brushes are now my favorite eye shadow brushes.  The all over shadow brush works well from brow bone down to lashes and the crease brush is amazing!  Gives just the right amount of pigment for my crease.  Love!  They are both made very well and are gorgeous!

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

SwimSpray Chlorine Removal Spray
SwimSpray Chlorine Removal Spray

SwimSpray Chlorine Removal Spray (4 oz $15, on sale for $11.95 USD at Amazon) — an all-natural solution that completely eliminates chlorine from hair and skin with a new vitamin C technology that neutralizes all lingering chlorine other swimmer-specific hair and skincare products leave behind without using additional chemicals to do so.

What I think:  This is such as smart idea.  You rinse your hair, apply SwimSpray, then shampoo.  It cleans all of the chlorine and chemicals out of your hair and leaves it clean and soft.

Available at http://www.amazon.com.  Learn more at http://www.swimspray.com.

RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel
RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel

RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel ($32.00 USD) — This multi-tasking eye-brow setting gel helps to control, condition, and enhance brows for immediate and dramatic results. It sculpts and defines eyebrows to create a fuller look, while filling in areas that may be sparse or damaged.  In addition, the Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel conditions brows to protect from breakage, and create soft and naturally beautiful brows.

What I think:  This is a really nice brow gel that can help create the full brow look that is in right now.  I love knowing that this is a product that can help the health of my brows.  It’s also really easy to use, just swipe on with the brush and use the comb on the other end to tame your brows.

Available at www.revitalash.com

Pines Wheat Grass 250 Tablets
Pines Wheat Grass 250 Tablets

Pines Wheat Grass 250 Tablets ($18.95 USD for one bottle) — Pound for pound, PINES Wheat Grass is many times richer in chlorophyll and iron than spinach. Its protein level averages 25 percent and it contains virtually every vitamin known, along with 20 amino acids, including the eight that are considered essential for human health.

What I think: Wheat grass pills are such a healthy way to get so many essential vitamins.  The only thing that I don’t care for is that you have to take 7 tablets a day to get the benefits.  But, its worth it for this healthy supplement.

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

What type of products have you been loving this week?