Spring Ahead With Fresh Beauty Ideas

Did you spring ahead this week?  The weekend seemed to go by so fast, but it was nice that it was lighter longer.  It was 70 degrees today and I loved it!  So looking forward to spring and summer this year!

Below are some fun picks for hair care, sun care and makeup to help you spring ahead in style!

Brighten up your hair this spring with fun temporary colors! Two I have recently tried are:

STREEKERS ($11.95 USD) is true temporary hair color with a difference. Instant. Liquid. Washes out when you want it out. Not a mascara, not a crayon, not a paint. But a cool new hair color that uses innovative technology. In 8 vibrant colors: pink, blue, ultra violet, red, green, yellow, orange, purple. Available at http://www.colormetrics.com

Scunci Hair Chalk ($11.99) — So easy to use! Just glide color onto hair. Works like a straightener. Comes with two different colors in pack.  Available at mass market retailers near you!

  • Change colors in seconds
  • Works on all hair types
  • Non-permanent
Sun Bum Day Tripper
Sun Bum Day Tripper

Protect your face and lips!

Sun Bum Day Tripper ($24.99 USD) — Premium travel-sized sun care essentials for those lazy days in the sun.  Benefits Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection Hypoallergenic Paraben / PABA Free Gluten Free / 100% Vegan Anti Aging Won’t Clog Pores Oil Free


SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion / 3.0 OZ                                                                        SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm / 0.15 OZ                                                                  Cool Down Aloe Lotion / 3.0 OZ

Available at: http://shop.trustthebum.com/daytripper/

Soft and shimmering makeup is perfect right now!  It will definitely help chase the winter away.

Hard Candy Glow All The Way Ombre Blush ($7 USD) — Add warmth and luminosity to your cheeks with Hard Candy Baked Blush. It will give your complexion a soft glow. I like that it applies softly, but can be build to a brighter flush!

Hard Candy Face & Body Luminizer, Doll Face Pink ($8 USD) — Get glowing and show off your glamorous side, using Hard Candy Luminizer, Doll Face Pink. This luxurious body and face luminizer illuminates all skin tones with a pearlescent glow. Shimmery and pigmented, the Glow All The Way Hard Candy Luminizer gives your skin lasting, radiant shine.  A little goes a long way to give your face a glow and can also be used on the shoulders and décolleté for a fun evening look!

The Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss ($6 USD) — will give a glamorous appearance to your lips, creating the most desired pouting look. The lip plumper lip gloss features an attractive shimmer that will automatically make your lips look fuller. The lip gloss is ideally suited for those who like sheer colors. I don’t see a lot of plumping with this, but it does give shimmer and shine and has a nice minty taste to it.

Available at Walmart stores and http://www.walmart.com

Don’t forget to take care of your hair on this spring!

SwimSpray ($15 for 4 oz) –SwimSpray uses a patent-pending vitamin C technology to immediately neutralize the chlorine on your body – eliminating the residual chlorine that can damage and irritate your hair and skin. It removes the chlorine from your hair and skin in a safe, gentle, and all-natural way.SwimSpray leaves your hair soft and moisturized and maintains hair color andkeeps your skin from drying out and becoming itchy or irritated. It is 100% natural, fragrance-free, sulfate-free, and free from artificial colors. Available at http://www.swimspray.com

Arganesse ($96 for 3.4 oz) For centuries, argan oil has been used to protect hair and skin from harsh desert conditions. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, argan oil alone naturally hydrates for silky, shiny, frizz­free hair. Arganesse controls the frizz, repairs, and rehydrates while adding shine and eliminating oiliness. Arganesse obtains this by blending argan oil with the perfect combination of complementary ingredients resulting in a winning secret formula. When applied to hair, this incredible elixir gives a lustrous gleam to dull, lifeless locks. Works on all hair types.  Purchase at http://www.arganesse.com

Are you trying new products this spring?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Fun, Halloween-Inspired Products! Are We Scared Yet???

Halloween is just around the corner, and I am NOT ready.  With our recent house fire, I’ve got to get on the ball and find some costumes for my kids.  But, the following products are really helpful in getting us in the mood for fun!

Bath & Body Works Halloween Foaming Hand Soaps

Bath & Body Works Halloween Foaming Hand Soaps ($5.50 USD, now $2.75 USD): Hand washing takes a turn for the scary with these fright-night soaps:

  • Vampire Blood – a tempting blend of sweet plum, sugared strawberries and fresh raspberries
  • BrewBerry Witch – a bewitching brew of juicy blackberries, red raspberries and crisp iced pear
  • Pumpkin– an enticing blend of fresh pumpkin, spiced clove and cinnamon
  • Graveyard Scene– a haunting blend of gingered pumpkin, creamy caramel and vanilla

Purchase at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Have fun with your hair with Streakers ($11.95 USD) — Using an advanced liquid technology, Streekers instantly deposits bold, vibrant color that can be applied over mousse or styling gel. A revolution in temporary hair color, Streekers highlights wash out only when you want them out. The sleek, sponge-tip applicator guarantees flawless coverage and ultimate control for expertly-applied streaks.

To apply, lift dry hair up and away from the scalp in small sections, then apply Streekers from root to tip in long strokes. If you’re going for a multi-toned effect, wait one minute before applying the next color. When you’re ready for a new look, just shampoo as normal to rinse out the highlights.

Available Shades: Pink, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Green, and Ultra Violet.  Available at ULTA stores or online at www.streekers.com

Topshop Sugar Skull Nail Wrap

Topshop Sugar Skull Nail Wrap ($14 USD) Nail Rock collaboration with Topshop. Black and white sugar skull print wraps. These are super cute and a little scary!  There are other cute nail wraps at Topshop, too. Purchase at www.us.topshop.com.


Give Your Hair A Little Color With Streekers

Want to do something wild with your hair without making a drastic, permanent change? Try Streekers ($10.95 USD)  hair colors.    Created with advanced technology,  Streekers instantly bonds liquid hue to your hair. The formula looks and acts just like permanent hair color, so you can brush your hair without dulling the shade or risking color flake-off.

Streekers is available  in Red, Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange and Ultraviolet.  Apply Streekers directly to dry hair from mid-length to tip, in long strokes. Allow Streekers to dry and style straight.

What I think: Streekers are really fun and so easy to apply. My 10 and 15-year-old daughters have been using them as a fun look for school and do not have trouble applying them. They will also be perfect for Halloween.  The only thing  to watch is that these do not work on dark hair. My hair is dark brown, and they didn’t show up. But if you have light to medium colored hair, they will work fine.

You can purchase Streekers at select salons and cosmetic specialty stores; ULTA; or www.streekers.com.