My Beauty Faves Week of March 30-April 5, 2015 Part 1

Spring sure is here now — and Easter is tomorrow!  We have been having alternating rainy and sunny days.  It is crazy, but it is Spring in Kansas City!

This week I am loving a hydrating hair mask, fragrant body wash, affordable moisturizer, fun spring scents and spring green makeup.

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque
Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque

Aviva Keratin Renewal Masque ($39.95 USD, 7 oz) — Lost that lustrous feeling? Everyone’s hair can use a boost from time to time. Infused with keratin and essential nutrients, this reconstructive hair masque repairs damage and restores elasticity while protecting from the drying effects of UV rays. Aviva’s lightweight formula will leave hair noticeably more hydrated and healthy looking with a smooth and shiny finishSuitable for all hair types. Color and heat safe and it’s a UV Protectant, Paraben-free, Sodium Chloride-free

What I think:  This is a perfect product to make hair very soft!  My hair is dry after the cold winter and the masque helped hydrate and restore it.  I think it will also be good on frizzy hair that I get during the humid summer.  I like that it has natural ingredients, too!

Available at http://www.avivahair.com

Caress Forever Collection
Caress Forever Collection

Caress Forever Collection Body Wash — The Caress Forever Collection is the world’s first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology. The breakthrough technology of Caress Fragrance Release Pearls™ releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection combines sensual floral notes to create a fine fragrance for up to 12 hours. The body wash comes in two fragrances, Love Forever and Adore Forever.

Love Forever

Top Note: Mandarin Orange and Peach                                                              Heart Note: Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia                                                 Base Note: Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk

Adore Forever

Top Note: Raspberry and Cassis                                                                        Heart Note: Angel Face Rose and Muguet                                                            Base Note: Amber, Honey and Vanilla

What I think: Both scents of these are so nice!  I think that Love Forever is a little sweeter and Adore Forever is a little sexier.  The only thing is that I don’t really smell the fragrance on my skin very long after my shower. Other than that, this is a fragrant body wash and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.

 

NO-AD

NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Brighten — Body Lotion ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) brightens, boosts hydration to reduce redness, minimizes dark spots, increases production of ceramides and fatty acids – key components of skin’s protective barrier
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense
  • Argan Oil helps diminish appearance of age spots; brightens
  • Sunflower Oil is a source of Vitamin E

NO-AD Skin Care Prevent and Repair – ($5.99 USD) and Lotion Spray ($6.99 USD)

  • Purified Watermelon extract with origins from the Kalahari Desert. Protects against inflammation/ irritation, providing a more even skin texture.
  • Aloe Vera acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Vitamin A simulates cell growth for smoother skin
  • Vitamin B6 protects against free radicals
  • Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps smooth and firm skin
  • Vitamin D exerts protective, rejuvenating effect
  • Vitamin E eases dryness, bolsters skin’s UV defense

Fights free radicals, helps prevent and repair cell damage, helps reduce inflamation, boosts collagen production, gives skin firmness and strength while improving its natural barrier function.

What I think: Both of these lotions are extremely moisturizing without being greasy. My favorite is the spray lotion.  You spray it on and then smooth it into the skin.  It leaves my skin so soft. Plus, it is so affordable for such a quality product!

Available at select Wal-Mart stores, walmart.com, drugstore.com, as well as food, drug, and mass market retailers.

Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray
Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray

Body Fantasies Signature Fragrance Body Spray ($6.99 USD) —  Flirty, feminine, floral or fruity – Body Fantasies line of Signature Fragrance Body Sprays has a scent for everyone this spring. All under $10, these delightful fragrances are great for day time, date night, a quick-pick-me-up, and are even great to stow in your gym bag for a quick post-workout spritz. Please see below for more information on scent offerings.

The scents I have tried are Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweet Berry Fantasy, Vanilla, Pink Sweet Pea and Twilight Mist.

What I think:  These are so much fun to spritz on!  They are fun scents that can be layered together.  I like combining a sultry scent like the Vanilla or Twilight Mist with The Sweet Berry Fantasy or Pink Sweet Pea.

Available at WalMart and drugstores near you.

As it is finally getting green in Kansas City, I am loving green hues for eye makeup:

Add a pop of color to lids with VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues in Shaken & Stirred ($40 USD).  Infused with virgin coconut oil, these gorgeous green shades provide superior hydration to lids with serious staying power. Available at vmvhypoallergenics.com.

Transform eyes with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Edgy Emerald ($7.99 USD). This long-lasting, creaseless cream-gel shadow will stay on all day.   Smooth onto lids for an instant dramatic eye that everyone will notice.  Purchase at mass market retailers.

Line lids with Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Eye Kohl in Selene ($25 USD) for a smoldering eye look with intense color.  This creamy pencil liner glides smoothly over the lids and leaves a luxurious satin finish. Available at RougeBunnyRouge.com.

What I think:  All three of these products stay on all day.  If you just want a pop of green, the eyeliner is perfect.  Or go for drama with one of the eye shadows!

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

Happy Easter!

 

 

Dreaming of Spring? Perk up Your Makeup Collection With Luxury Products From Jouer, Paul & Joe Beaute and Rouge Bunny Rouge

Playing with different makeup brands and shades can really update your look and change your mood.  I know trying the lovely shades of makeup below has me really looking forward to spring!

I have been enjoying trying these luxe brands and beautiful spring shades.  Some of my favorites are:

Jouer (zhew-ey) means ‘to play’ in French.  This brand has a playful-take on beauty and style, keeping makeup fun and simple.  I think that the brand has elegant products in very pretty colors.  I have been testing the products in the photo and really enjoyed the fresh look I can achieve with them.  The products left to right are:

Luminizing Moisture Tint ($38 USD) — This lightweight moisturizing tint evens out imperfections and fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula. SPF 20 protects from UVA and UVB rays while Ginseng and Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract deliver antioxidants to skin, promoting a healthy complexion. Available in seven skin-matching shades.

Tint in Bare ($20 USD) — These beautifully blendable, sheer shades are designed to complement all skin tones. With easy fingertip application, these multi-use tints can be worn on cheeks as a blush or on lips for a flush of color. Available in eleven gorgeous shades.

Lip Sheer SPF 15 ($22 USD) — Beautifully sheer and moisturizing, Jouer Lip Sheer SPF 15 is loaded with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to lock in moisture and assist in keeping lips smooth, nourished and protected.  In eight sheer shades

What I think:  The moisture tint is a beautiful choice if you want a lighter formula foundation.  I like how it blends in and looks completely natural.  The Tint in Bare (a nude) is really pretty on cheeks and lips for an everyday fresh look.  I am loving the Lip Sheer, it gives a soft, matte look that is perfect for spring.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that the black finish on the case is coming off and it makes it look like I’ve had it for a very long time, when it is new.

Available at www.jouercosmetics.com

Pick yourself a bouquet of colorful blooms with the Spring 2014 collection from Paul & Joe! Whether you prefer the classic lilies and roses or enjoy the exotic azalea and amaryllis, this Parisian-inspired collection has it all!

I have been testing the face powder in the gorgeous bird print box and the soft face brush:

Face Powder ($45 USD) — This bird’s nest-inspired packaging houses a face powder that mixes four gentle tones of blue, white, pink and yellow to give a balanced blend for a beautiful complexion.

Face Brush ($30 USD) — The soft bristles feel smooth on skin and hold powder exceptionally well to deliver even color to the skin.

What I think:  This duo is beautiful and functional.  The brush is compact and perfect to use with the powder pearls.  The powder itself leaves a soft glow to the face and is perfect for setting makeup.

Available at www.B-Glowing.com

Intricate and luxurious cosmetics brand Rouge Bunny Rouge melds opulence and
beauty with embellished detailing in a range of colour make-up that embraces
romance and whimsy alongside modern technologies and first-class ingredients.

Quartz Eyeliner ($32.48 USD) — A soft, water-based formula ensures tender application. They also added Borosilicates (‘Anthracite Essence’ does not include Borosilicates) – minute particles of artificial quartz that fill the formula with an incredible shine and shed a coquettish lustre onto the lines. The Eyeliner allows for high coverage, dries quickly, is super long-wear and has excellent skin compatibility. An elegant brush means you can apply both fine thin lines and passionate wide lines.

Long Lasting Eye Shadow ($27.84 USD) — Discover a new powder eye shadow with an astonishing lightweight, creamy touch and unprecedented adherence. This formula creates pure dynamic iridescence while it maintains second skin effect. It has extended 8-hour wear that will stay perfect and look freshly applied all day. Orange-derived Flavonoid improves blood microcirculation, enhances luminosity and serves as free radicals scavenger.

XXX Lip Plump ($32.48 USD) — immediately volumises lips while enabling a long-lasting beauty. The rich, shiny gloss encourages a slow and comfortably swell, defining while pluming and bequeathing lips with the ability to store water, so a fabulous fullness is maintained over time.

What I think:  This is such a fun makeup line.  I love the eyes shadow and eyeliner together.  It makes a fun shimmery smoky eye.  And the Lip Plum is perfect because it doesn’t irritate my lips, but does make them look fuller.  And the packaging for all of the items is so glamorous!

Available at www.rougebunnyrouge.com

What are some of the new makeup brands that you are loving?