My Beauty Favorites — Week of April 3 – 9, 2017

It is warm and sunny today in Kansas City!  I’m happy that spring is here and that it isn’t raining for a minute!

My faves this week include a shimmery illuminator, a body was infused with beer, and hair products that give volume.

ybf dripping bling illuminating crème

ybf dripping bling illuminating crème ($24.50 USD) — Glisten up and illuminate your world, girlfriend! ybf puts the perfect amount of beautiful, balanced light right into the palms of your pretty little hands with this luminous sparkle compact filled with decadent, ultra-silky, illuminating crème! With a simple dab of your pretty little finger, you can apply your very best light reflecting,
silky crème to highlight your most fabYOUlous features!

What I think:  First of all, the compact is gorgeous! The jewels in the compact are really pretty. When it’s opened, the compact has a plastic cover to keep the cream protected.  The cream it’s gives a nice shimmer to the cheekbones, under the eyebrow, or wherever I need a glow.

Available at http://www.ybfbeauty.com

BRÖÖ Craft Beer Barber Hydrating Shower Session

BRÖÖ Craft Beer Barber Hydrating Shower Session ($5.97 at Walmart ) A wash that’s perfectly balanced to gently cleanse and nourish the hair, body, face, and beard? Yes! Work yourself into a lather with Broo Craft Beer Barber Shower Session Hydrating Wash. Infused with real craft beer, because actually, beer really does make you better looking! Crazy? For ages, people have rinsed with beer, as a home-brewed remedy for strong, shiny hair and healthy skin. The B vitamins and proteins in barley nourish, while antioxidants in hops flowers fortify.

What I think:

Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com

Oscar Blandi

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Texture & Volume Spray ($25 for 4 oz. and $11 for 1.5 oz.) — Build lasting body and texture with a dry weightless formula that provides flexible hold and keratin protein strength. Each strand is provided with extra grip needed for full volume styling.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder ($11.00 for 1.0 oz travel size / $21.00 for 2.5 oz.) — Natural rice, oat and tapioca starches absorb excess oil and aid styling without weighing hair down. Perfect for increasing volume at the roots and correcting style when you overdose on styling product.

Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust ($23 for 0.38 oz.) — Achieve instant volume without damaging hair cuticles from traditional teasing. Silica controls oiliness while giving your hair that second day look with an instant root boost and matte finish.

What I think: A great way to get volume, tilt hair away from head and spray the Pronto spray from roots to ends. The Pronto powder works well on separated sections of hair, lightly squeeze onto the root of each section and massage into scalp for mega volume at roots. The Teasing Dust can be sprinkled directly onto roots in wide section of hair from the front of the head. For added texture, work product through hands, then rake through hair. These are lots of ways to created lots of volume in flat hair!

Learn more and purchase at /blandiproducts.com

 

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Hair Care To Help Keep Hair Smooth Through Rain and Humidity!

My hair has been all sorts of ugly lately!  Frizzy, dry and limp, kind of a mixture of the worse elements from winter and spring weather!

The products below have really helped my hair get into better shape no, which I need because Kansas City is always so humid in the summer!

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Deep Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner ($11.99 Each) — This highly nourishing shampoo and conditioner duo injects essential nutrients into strands, leaving hair touchably soft, shiny  and healthy. This unique formula boasts Sacha Inchi Oil, an Amazonian plant that has been kept a precious secret kept by Peruvian natives for thousands of years. The first scientific study of Inca Inchi shows a chemical composition of oils (54%) and proteins (29%). The shampoo cleanses while the conditioner repairs hair fibers without weighing hair down.

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Instant Smoothing, Deep Nourishing Mask ($13.99 USD) — Boasting a combination of three cosmetic agents, this mask is luxuriously nourishing. Fats allow for deep nutrition while a Cationic Derivative detangles and softens strands. Mineral oils reinforce the smoothing effect without weighing down hair.

What I think:  This system is so good for hydrating and smoothing my hair!  I do have frizzy and flyaway hair, but I need hydration that won’t weigh my hair down. The deep conditioner is perfect for days when my hair is too dry.  This is a luxe brand that is now available for an affordable price!

Available at CVS nationwide

 

Eprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner

Eprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner ($18 USD) — Daily conditioning spray targets weakened areas of the hair shaft making it stronger and smoother and evens out the porosity of the hair. Potent anti-oxidants neutralize environmental elements working against the health of your hair and scalp. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology.

What I think: I love using leave in conditioner, especially to the ends of my hair to add manageability.  This one is also good for the scalp, so I can use it all over without weighing my hair down.  It is a very light spray.

Purchase at https://www.eprouvage.com

Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème ($25 USD) — Hair is smooth and frizz-free with the help of jasmine flower extracts, keratin, sweet almond oil and vitamin E while hydrolyzed quinoa nourishes hair to provide strength and improve elasticity.

Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum ($35 USD) — This vitamin E infused serum administers instant definition and light reflection to dull hair while adding strength and anti-frizz benefits. Completed with the scent of essential oils jasmine, ylang ylang and eucalyptus, hair is provided with a natural, nondrying perfume.

What I think: First of all, I love the scent of Jasmine and currently don’t have any hair products with that scent so I am loving it!  The glossing creme is so nice on wet or dry hair.  It really helps smooth my hair. To really elliminate the frizz, adding the oil serum to wet or dry hair keeps my hair shiny and frizz-free all day.

Available at http://www.blandiproducts.com

What are your fave products for hair saving?  Leave me a comment and let me know.  I might try them, too!

 

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Awesome Free Gift With Purchase From Cynthia Rowley for Beauty.com!

Cynthia Rowley Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch

With their first designer collaboration of 2013, Beauty.com is thrilled to partner with Cynthia Rowley to offer the new “Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch,” a Beauty.com exclusive.

Starting today, customers who visit www.beauty.com/cynthiarowley and spend $100 will receive this exclusive gift valued at more than $170, including a full size package of Cynthia’s Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Design Brand Bandages.

Drawing on her sporty sensibilities—Rowley is an avid surfer and added wetsuits to her repertoire in 2011—the versatile clutch is ready for action in of-the-moment neoprene material. The zip-top flat design makes it easy to slip into a purse, or to carry solo while traveling light. “Inspired by the distorted florals of our latest fashion collection, this sporty bonded bag is perfect for the girl on the go,” said designer Cynthia Rowley.

Kathleen McNeill, President of Beauty.com, was excited to partner with Cynthia because “people know Cynthia’s name and collection well. To be able to offer both a cool bag and the cutest possible Band-Aids from such an established designer is as big of a treat for the team at Beauty.com as it will be for our customers.”

Cynthia Rowley recently worked with Beauty.com for her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. Shoppers can get a peek behind the scenes at the show and the beauty look in the site’s Video Library. Additionally, Rowley will appear as part of the popular Guest Editor series for Beauty.com, sharing her beauty product picks with customers.

The Cynthia Rowley Liquefied Floral Bonded Clutch (valued at $170) comes complete with more than 15 prestige beauty samples in deluxe & FULL sizes

1.   Jurlique® Rosewater Balancing Mist

2.   FULL SIZE Stila® Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

3.   Oscar Blandi® Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray

4.   Travel Size Phyto® Phytodéfrisant, Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

5.   Jouer® Fall Nude Lipgloss in Glace

6.   Lollia®Fragrance Sample, Calm

7.   Urban Decay® Big Fatty Mascara

8.   Alterna® Caviar Dry Shampoo

9.   bareMinerals® Multi-WrinkleRepair

10. Smashbox® Photo Finish® Hydrating Under Eye Primer

11. WEI™  To Go Ideal Skin Perfect Finish, Medium

12. Traditions by Nick Chavez® Prickly Pear Restoring Mist

13. NUXE® Nuxellence®Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid

14. FULL SIZE Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Cynthia Rowley Design Brand Bandages

15. FULL SIZE Laura Geller® Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil, Bone

16. An offer for you from the Beauty.com® site

Hurry and visit www.beauty.com to get this awesome bag and goodies inside!  Enjoy!

As the holiday season approaches,Beauty.com is thrilled to partner with Issa London to offer the new “Safari Bag,” a Beauty.com holiday exclusive.

Right now, customers who visit www.Beauty.com/Issa and spend $100 will receive this exclusive gift valued at more than $175. The zip-top coated canvas cosmetic bag is sturdy and spacious with a playful elephant print exterior.

“The Safari Bag epitomizes our effortlessly chic vibe at Issa,” says designer and creative director Danielle Helayel. “We used a trademark print so our little elephants, who usually march over Issa dresses, have now put their stamp on these easy, waterproof beauty bags. They’re perfect to slip your bikini into, for storing everyday essentials in your handbag or to brighten up your make-up shelf.”

Kathleen McNeill, President of Beauty.com, says, “”With the holidays right around the corner, we are excited to offer customers this versatile design. The Issa Safari Bag is a great way to sample a variety of new products, but it also makes a great gift – especially for the jetsetters on your list.”

See below for a sneak peek of the gorgeous new bag and a list of the must-have beauty samples.

A $175 value, this gift (free with any $100 Beauty.com purchase) arrives packed with 15 prestige beauty samples,a card for $5 toward future purchases at Beauty.com and a voucher for $20 off the purchase of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut® Store on Beauty.com:

1. Supersmile® Professional Whitening System

2. DERMADoctor® Wrinkle Revenge® Cleanser

3. Too Faced® Primed and Poreless SPF 20 Bronze Tint Face Primer

4. Oscar Blandi® Protein Mist for Restyling Hair

5. Korres® Quercetin & Oak Antiaging & Antiwrinkle Night Cream

6. Laura Geller® Champagne Spackle® Tint and Glow

7. NUXE™ Dry Oil

8. Fusion Beauty® LipFusion™ Infatuation Plumper in Angelic

9. Alterna® Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist

10. Amika® Obliphica Oil Treatment

11. Urban Decay® Stardust Eyeshadow in Retrograde

12. Smashbox® Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer

13. ~H20+™ Sea Moss Body Balm

14. Nick Chavez® Volumizing Gel

15. Lucy B. Royal Collection Pink Frangipani Eau de Parfum

About Beauty.com – The World of Beauty Online™

Beauty.com, Inc. is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 200 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products.

The Designer Gift With Purchase Series is just one of many Beauty.com offeringsas the site rolls out its holiday helpers. Visitors can browse unique gift guides on stocking stuffers, limited edition products,party makeup ideas as well as value sets and palettes from top brands like Urban Decay®, philosophy®, Amika®, bliss®, Stila®, Arcona® and many more.

About Issa London:

Daniella Helayel was born and raised in Brazil; surrounded by spectacular nature, sunshine, weekends spent swimming at the beach and a laid-back, easygoing attitude to life. Although Daniella moved away to study at F.I.T. in New York before arriving in London in 1999 the influence of Brazilian roots is clear to see in her designs. The unexpected colours, natural shapes and thrill of carnivals have been translated into memorable, striking prints in fantastically unique colour combinations.

Over the years Issa has been embraced by a growing number of celebrity fans; including Madonna, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Laura Bailey, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Middleton, Sharon Stone, Kristen Davis, Kylie Minogue, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Lopez and of course Issa women all over the globe of different ages and sizes.

What I think:  This is a great sampling of prestige products and the bag is adorable!  It would make a great gift for the holidays, or keep it yourself and enjoy!

Style Your Hair To Perfection With Products By Oscar Blandi

Oscar Blandi’s Philosophy is “In passion, lies beauty”. This really shines through in his innovative and incredibly fragranced products.  I find that the following products are great hair-do finishers and refreshers:

Jasmine Oil Shine Spray ($22.00 USD) — Add intense shine to your hair using Oscar Blandi olio de jasmine Shine Spray. Lightweight formula infuses the hair with nourishing vitamins and botanical proteins for a healthy sheen. Provides instant moisture while reducing frizz. Also offers protection against sun damage as it includes Vitamins B5 & E, Rice Bran Oil and Wheat Protein. I love that it imparts shine without making my hair oily. The Jasmine scent is gorgeous as well!

Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray ($23.00 USD) — No time to shampoo? No problem! Clear the way for the newest innovation in dry shampoo: Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible sprays on clear, which means it’s completely undetectable in the hair and is ideal for all hair color. When applied, it instantly boosts volume and cleanses the hair without water. Ingredients such as gentle starches absorb excess oil and product build-up, while vitamin E and wheat proteins strengthen and protect the hair shaft. The end result is hair that looks and feels freshly shampooed, without a trace of residue. I love the instant volume boost and the bright citrus scent!

Jasmine Protein Mist for Restyling Hair ($18.00 USD, 8.45 oz) — Created for restyling dry hair, styling mist saturates each strand with soy and wheat proteins to seal the cuticle and protect hair from damage caused by blow dryers or flat/curling irons. Oscar Blandi proteine di jasmine Protein Mist for Restyling Hair also prevents static and overdrying. To use, spray on dry hair to restyle when using your favorite hot tool or spray on damp hair to detangle and fortify.

Visit www.oscarblandi.com to learn more and to purchase. Enjoy!

Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up and Highlighting Pen

Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up and Highlighting Pen

So being of a uh, certain age, I’m starting to go gray…shhhh…don’t tell anyone. Actually I have been coloring my hair for a few years now. First just for fun, but now if I don’t do my roots in a while — the wiry, witchy grays come a callin’.  When I heard about Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up & Highlighting Pen ($23.00 USD), I was really excited to try it. This is a very portable little pen, about the size of a tube of mascara, that is easy as to use as it is to carry. You twist the pen until the color saturates the brush, then brush it on the roots or squeeze some onto your hand and dab it on your hair. I like to brush it on then blend it with my fingers.

The pen comes in the following shades: -Beige Blonde: for pale to light blonde hair that’s natural, single-processed, and/or highlighted
-Light Golden Blond: for medium blonde hair with natural or highlighted gold or caramel tones
-Neutral Brown: for medium brown hair with natural or highlighted neutral tones
-Warm Reddish Brown: for medium brown hair with red tones, brown hair with red or auburn highlights, or red hair with natural or highlighted brown tones
-Dark Brown/Black: for dark brown and rich black hair that’s natural or single-processed 

I own this in two different shades; Dark Brown to match my hair and Warm Reddish Brown to add fun highlights. To do this, I separate a strand of hair and “paint” it with the brush. It is fun to do and looks great on. This is fun for a night out or just to mix up your look.   

 I like that this is a safe product, even pregnant women can use it.  The formula is also free of ammonia and peroxide. For convenience sake, it is fast drying and washes right out.

You can purchase these fab pens at www.oscarblandi.com or at your local Sephora. Enjoy!

Perfect Your Hairstyle with Oscar Blandi Products

Oscar Blandi creates quality hair care that are made for specific needs. With products such as the Crema Line for overstressed hair, glosses and masks, color conditioning shampoos and conditioners and the fun products I’m reviewing; Pronto Dry Shampoo and Onde Wave Enhancing Spray, you can surely find what you need to make your hair look great!  

Pronto Dry Shampoo($19.00 USD for 2.5 oz $11.00 USD for 1.0 oz travel size) : The Oscar Blandi website states, “Natural rice, oat, and tapioca starches cleanse hair by absorbing excess oil, product, and grease and increase hair volume at the roots without weighing hair down. Triclosan and tea tree oil help treat the scalp and reduce the occurrence of dandruff, while the invigorating lemon verbena fragrance leaves hair smelling and feeling fresh.” Dry shampoos are really hot right now, and this is one of the best I have tried. The applicator is a nozzle that makes it easy to place the product right on the roots. After I apply it to my roots I message it in, then run my fingers through my hair. I look good and smell clean with the lemony scent!  

Onde Wave Enhancing Spray($18.00 USD):  The website proclaims, “Onde is a wave enhancing spray that brings back natural movement and enhances the underlying body of hair. Enriched with wheat proteins to strengthen and fortify the hair, Onde helps retain recoil in wavy hair, and activates movement in any degree of wave.” My hair is fairly straight with a little wave to it. To bring it out, I spray my towell-dried hair with Onde, then twist my hair into little coils and bobby-pin them to my head. I then spray a little more Onde to the coils and used my blow dryer until almost dry. I then unpin and mess it up a bit with my fingers, till I have a head full of waves. Very fun!  

You may purchase these products and many others at www.oscarblandi.com and they are also available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, and Beauty.com