My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 29 – September 4, 2016

I hope everyone had a great, long weekend! It is still very hot in Kansas City, but I am looking forward to the autumn and cooler weather!

This week I have a hodgepodge of products to review!  The include sunscreen and after sun lotion (always needed), tools to make your eyes pop, a natural body lotion and a fresh fragrance:

Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen ($15.99 USD) — Speed up your sunscreen application without skimping on coverage with this quick-dry spray, available in SPF 15, 30, 50 and 70.

Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion ($11.99 USD) — Complete the post-beach ritual with the ultimate post-sun skincare: Sun Bum’s Cool Down products. This supreme indulgence revives sun-sapped skin with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. Insanely soothing and incredible smelling, the products are like a beach in a bottle.

What I think: I love the tropical scent of these products!  They will keep summer lasting

Learn more at http://www.trustthebum.com

MUA Perfect Contour Eyelash Curler ($10 USD) —  Who says you can only contour cheekbones? With this precisely designed full head curler, get close to your lash line for a dramatic curl.  Aligned handles ensure full stability and control to prevent any ouch moments.

MUA Precision Point Tweezer ($10 USD) —  Remove short, delicate or hard-to-grab hairs with this defined shaped tweezer, made of high-quality stainless steel.

MUA Lash Separator ($9 USD) — To be used after mascara application, this separator with comfort grip handle removes clumps for fluttery lashes. –         The fine, metal comb of the separator is contoured to fit the shape of your lashes, while they gently separate and sculpt for superb lash definition.

What I think: These cool new tools make my eyes look amazing! I like the curler, but it does take some getting used to.  The rubber pad is big and it makes it a little tricky to grab my lashes.  But once I do, it curls my lashes nicely. And speaking of lashes, the lash separator helps remove clumps after mascara application.  I have never seen anything like this, but it’s really easy to use because it fits the shape of my eyes.

The tweezers are perfect for removing those little hairs that evade — and also work well with my husbands splinters!

Purchase at CVS stores and http://www.cvs.com

The Healthy Body Butter
The Healthy Body Butter

Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla ($19 USD) —  This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Five sweet-smelling scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence.

What I think: I love this body butter, and may have tried it in all of it’s amazing scents.  This is the original Pure Vanilla, and it is a sexy scent for the fall.  It’s really rich and sultry.  And it moisturizes so well!  It keeps my skin soft all day.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

 

Katy Perry’s Mad Love
Katy Perry’s Mad Love

Katy Perry’s Mad Love ($29.98 USD) — This fruity scent opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses.

What I think:  This smells so fresh and sweet.  I think that it would be a great gift for teens and women of all ages.  It also is light enough to work well for all seasons!

Available at Kohls stores and http://www.kohls.com

What products are you loving this week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Products For Perfect Summer Hair

Summer hair is, at the same time, easy and frustrating.  By easy, I mean that you can sport uncomplicated styles like beachy waves and cute braids.  It can also be frustrating to fight frizz and sun damage.

Below are some of my current faves for healthy and gorgeous hair:

Dessert Essence Island Mango Shampoo & Conditioner ($9, 8 fl. oz. each) — Infused with a blend of mango seed butter, organic shea butter and organic coconut oil, this shampoo cleanses with rich lather for soft, healthy hair. Use the delightfully scented Island Mango Conditioner tolock-in moisturize for smooth, silky, deeply moisturized strands.

Italian Lemon Shampoo & Conditioner, ($9, 8 fl. oz. each) — Formulated with energizing lemon oil, rich in anti-oxidant vitamin C, this deep cleaning shampoo removes product and oil build up without stripping hair of natural moisture. Follow using the lightweight Italian Lemon Conditioner to replenish hairs natural moisture while adding shine for soft andmanageable hair.

What I think:  These both have such wonderful summer scents! The Island Mango is my favorite. I leaves my hair so soft.  The Italian Lemon is great once or twice a week because it really cleans the product out of my hair and makes my hair so shiny!  I suggest trying both!

Available on http://www.desertessence.com and at select Whole Foods nationwide.

Topganic Shampoo with Obliphica Oil ($9 USD 13.53 fl. oz.) — Luxurious shampoo, enriched with Obliphica oil, Vitamin E, Natural essences and Dead Sea Minerals. Our shampoo gently cleanses your hair while maintaining its natural moisture level. Nourishes the hair roots. Leaves your hair soft, healthy and shiny. Wonderfully fragranced.

Topganic Conditioner with Obliphica Oil ($9 USD 13.53 fl. oz.) — Luxurious conditioner, enriched with Obliphica oil, Vitamin E, Natural essences and Dead Sea Minerals. After cleansing your hair with Topganic shampoo, our conditioner helps maintain a healthy moisture balance for beautiful, silky strands. Provides your hair with a soft touch, healthy look and a beautiful shine. Wonderfully fragranced.

What I think:  These all natural products are so good for the hair!  It cleans hair without stripping it and leave it soft and shiny!  The scent is soft and really pretty.  This is perfect for those who are using only natural products.

Available at http://www.topganic.com

Unwash’s Hydrating Masque
Unwash’s Hydrating Masque

Unwash’s Hydrating Masque ($34 USD) — you can replenish lost hydration and leave the hair as smooth and as soft as if you had just left the salon. This moisturizing masque cleans without stripping natural oils, leaving nothing but shiny, healthy hair.

What I think: This fantastically-scented mask transforms dry, summer hair.  After leaving on for about 5-10 minutes, my hair is so soft!  And, it looks so healthy.

Available at http://www.unwash.com

Sun Bum Beach Formula
Sun Bum Beach Formula

Sun Bum Beach Formula Shine On  ($19.99 USD)- Make sure to keep hair shiny, glossy and tamed with Sun Bum Beach Formula! The Beach Formula Shine On is an AMAZING lightweight oil treatment protects your hair from the elements while naturally hydrating, restoring, and strengthening it!

It’s color safe and blended with pure Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and Banana Leaf to ensure your hair is the silkiest EVER.

What I think: I love this oil!  Just one pump works for my medium length hair.  I apply it to damp hair and my hair dries soft and smooth!  It is not oily at all — so light! — and it does wonders for my summer hair!

Purchase at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Scunci No Slip Silicone Headwraps (approx. $5.99 USD) — No-Slip Silicone Headwraps are the ultimate ‘fashion meets function’ must-have.

Scunci Braided 3X Stronger Elastics (approx. $3.99 USD) — Braided elastics in black, strong and hold hair without pulling or breaking.

What I think: These are both perfect for working out in the summer.  They also come in handy on very hot days that I don’t want to wear my hair down!

Purchase at Walmart and drugstores.

What hair products are you loving this summer?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

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

Includes:

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!