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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Now in the US: Zoeva Beauty launches at Ulta Beauty!

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Exciting news about a brand new US launch:

The international beauty brand, ZOEVA Cosmetics just launched in the U.S. for the first time ever, exclusively at Ulta Beauty this August. 

From versatile eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes and lip products to professional face palettes, the ZOEVA selection at Ulta Beauty will include a wide range of high-quality color cosmetics for all skin types and unlimited makeup looks – including the brand’s first-ever foundation, the New Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation which I had the pleasure of trying out for you guys! 

Founded in 2008 by Zoe Boikou, ZOEVA is a global cosmetics brand with an extensive product range of more than 260 makeup tools and color cosmetic products. From versatile eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes and lip products to professional face palettes, the ZOEVA selection at Ulta Beauty will include a wide range of high-quality color cosmetics for all skin types and unlimited makeup looks.

I think this line is fantastic and I am thrilled that I got to try out a few items to review for you guys. 

Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation:
ZOEVA Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation is enriched with the nourishing power of rose hip oil. Buildable, silky smooth, all day long finish. Innovative, lightweight formula designed to maintain the skin's natural protective barrier, while allowing natural luminosity to shine through. Retails for $28.00 and comes in a wide variety of shades (44 shades!). The shade 020C Amazing is a really good match for my skin tone. 

I am really impressed with the shade selection for this foundation. Many times lines do not even carry shades that are light enough for my super fair skin. That is not the case with Zoeva's foundations. I tried out two of the lightest shades and they are almost even a little too light for me. So, really, I am impressed with the shade range. I like the light texture and how this foundation just blends effortlessly into my skin and almost dissappears as it blends so well and has such a natural look. 

Cocoa Blend Highlight Face Palette:
The shades in this face palette are so pretty and flattering! ZOEVA's Cocoa Blend Highlight Face Palette is richly pigmented pressed powders for a stunning glow. Both shades work in harmony to create & build radient dimension, adding a pop of colur to cheeks. Shades: The Dessert (light champagne) and Mastery Of Chocolate (soft golden peach). Retails for $17.00. 

#104 Buffer Rose Golden Vol. 2 Brush: 
Oh my goodness, this brush is beautiful! It looks so elegant. Remarkably dense, but soft synthetic hair, the ZOEVA #104 Buffer Rose Golden Vol. 2 Brush achieves an incredibly natural-looking and flawless makeup finish. Perfect for an all-over application and impeccable blending of foundation, powder and mineral makeup, the flat top brush head easily picks up any kind of cream, liquid or loose textures without absorbing the product. Retails for $22.00. 

If you are looking for some gorgeous new higher end makeup then look no further than Zoeva at Ulta Beauty. I just love the items that I got to try out. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Powdered Silk Dry Shampoo from Farmaesthetics

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Powdered Silk Dry Shampoo from Farmaesthetics:

Raise your hand if you love dry shampoo ๐Ÿ™‹ lol! I know that I can't live without it for 2nd and even  3rd day hair. However, recently a lot of dry shampoos are irritating my scalp. So, I have been on the hunt for an effective dry shampoo that will not irritate my somewhat sensitive scalp. So, I was super excited to try out this new dry shampoo from a sustainable beauty brand that I trust and already love: Farmaesthetics!

Here is the scoop on the Powdered Silk Dry Shampoo from Farmaesthetics:

Farmaesthetics’ all-natural, finely milled herbal preparation of organic lavender buds, silk powder and cornstarch, dry shampoo absorbs oil, lifts roots and freshens hair to extend time in-between washes if you’re not ready to give up the Brazilian Blowout glow, while imparting a soft, fresh, herbaceous scent to hair and scalp. Invisible once applied, this freshening dust works on all hair types and textures, leaving hair looking and feeling clean, fresh and voluminous.

To use you can just shake some directly onto your scalp and then massage or comb/brush in. Or you can put a little in your palm and dust a makeup brush in it and then dust it to your scalp. I like this dry shampoo along my part and around the front of my face. I feel like it is effective for combating oil and gives my hair a nice and needed volume boost. Plus, it does not irritate so it is a win for me! :)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

NEW Retinol Collection from Pixi Skintreats

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Exciting news for Pixi Skintreats lovers! Pixi's Retinol Tonic is a fan favorite. So, the brand has expanded and created an entire Retinol line. Petra, Pixi's founder, created four additional products to launch a collection of products that now includes: Retinol Jasmine Cleanser, Retinol Eye Cream, Retinol Jasmine Lotion and Overnight Retinol Oil.

These Retinol-focused products, contain a unique time-released retinol (allowing the products to be used by even those with sensitive skin). There’s a new Cleanser, Lotion, Eye Cream & Overnight Oil.  So exciting! 

“Our much-loved Retinol Tonic now has its own family!” says Petra. “These formulations are suitable for all skin types, combining the efficacy of Retinol with innovative formulations for the ultimate in skin-perfecting! This collection is created to be used together or in conjunction with our other Skintreats and is the perfect introduction to Retinol to add into your everyday skincare routine.”

Now, ya'll know that I use Rx Retin-A. So, keep that in mind. However, I do not use Retin-A every night. I average about 4 nights a week. On off nights, I use facial masks, or regular moisturizers, or products containing retinol. So, I do use retinol products on my face. However, it is not all that I use. For other areas (neck, chest, backs of hands), Retinol products are my go-to for anti-aging. So, I have been testing out this full assortment every/other night on my neck/chest/hands and a few nights a week on my face. Overall, I am loving the combined use of these products. They are gentle enough for my sensitive skin. Yet, I believe they are making an anti-aging impact. 

  • Overnight Retinol Oil: This soothing oil plumps and soothes while delivering Retinol to your skin. It only takes a few drops. I love oils because you don't use them in place of your moisturizer. You use them in addition to your moisturizer you are already using. So, it really is a skin boost. Just just pat a few drops onto your face after cleansing and before your usual moisturizer. 
  • Retinol Jasmine Lotion: This is an antioxidant-rich retinol and peptide moisturizer. I like this one for my neck in particular. It pairs nicely with the Retinol Jasmine Cleanser. 
  • Retinol Jasmine Cleanser: This cleanser is fantastic! It is a gentle creamy cleanser that leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and clean. I love it! 
  • Retinol Eye Cream: I do use Retinol eye cream every night. So, I have switched to this eye cream consistantly every night. It smoothes the delicate eye area to minimize fine lines. 
  • Retinol Tonic: This is a retinol and antioxidant toner. You guys know that I LOVE Pixi's Glow Tonic. So, this hasn't totally replaced that for me...but, I do like it, too, and I am pretty much rotating between Glow Tonic and this Retinol Tonic. What can I say, Pixi Skintreats does toners very, very well. 

In addition to the Retinol launch, Pixi also has a new Blemish Solution: Zero Zit – it’s an amazing lightweight gel-formula spot treatment with sulfur & salicylic acid to control oil & treat the blemish … but it also has aloe vera which makes it super soothing and moisturizing on the skin. It is a fantastic spot treatment!

If you are looking to amp up your skincare routine, be sure to check out these amazing new Retinol products from Pixi Skintreats! I am sure you will find something that you love from this lineup. :) 

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Asian Skincare line Hanhoo available at Walmart!

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Asian Skincare line Hanhoo available at Walmart!

Anyone else into Asian skincare lately? The Asian skincare beauty trend continues in the US. The good news? There are some cute and affordable options from Asian brand Hanhoo that is now available at Walmart! 

Hanhoo is on a mission to deliver the feeling of confidence that accompanies healthy, beautiful skin to everyone around the world. With over ten years of experience in the skincare industry across Asia and beyond, Hanhoo uses safe ingredients and a modern approach to make taking care of your skin easy so you can get back to the things you’d really rather be doing - with clear skin.

Hanhoo products are available exclusively at Walmart. Products contain ingredients like Watermelon active ingredients and Vitamin C. From makeup wipes to collagen supplements, pimple patches, and more! These products are affordable, cutely packaged, and a pleasure to use. Most recent launches in April were the Bubble Up Peeling Pad, Argan Oil Makeup Removing Wipes and Beauty Fix Collagen + Vitamin C supplement.

I got to try out a few items from Hanhoo. Here is the scoop:

Hanhoo | Watermelon Illuminator Overnight Serum:
This is a hydrating formula that contains ingredients like watermelon (contains vitamins A, C, and B to brighten), apple extract, sodium nyaluronate, and nicinamide (fights enlarged pores, fine lines, and more!). It works overnight as you sleep so that you can wake up with refreshed skin that is luminous and dewy! Retails for $24.00

Hanhoo | Watermelon Daytime Facial Oil:
Packed with ingredients like watermelon and grapefruit, this will leave your skin nourished and glowing! In addition to watermelon, this one contains sodium hyaluronate which is able to hold water to your skin to allow it to retain moisture. I personally love layering a facial oil during my skincare routine and this one is nice! Retails for $16.00

Hanhoo | Bubble Up Peeling Pad with Collagen: 
What a cute product! This is made to cleanse and exfoliate your skin byr emoving dirt, oil, and makeup while exfoliating dead skin cells. These are dual sided pads formulated with colagen and enzyme powder to brighten skin and give it a smooth and glowing appearance. Collagen is an important protein in our skin that works to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Enzyme Powder is known for brightening and smoothing and is great for acne prone skin. These retail for $4.00 for a package of 5 pads. I like to use these 1x a week for an exfoliating treat for my skin. 

Hanhoo | Beauty Fix Collagen + Vitamin C Supplement:
I am all about taking suppliments and am just starting to experiment with Collagen supplimentation. I like this one as it has Collagen plus Vit C and Biotin. All of these ingredients are essentials for great skin! These are easy to use. Just pour the package right into your mouth. These retail for $3.00 for 3 packages. 

If you are looking to experiment with the Asian skincare beauty trend, be sure to check out these cute and affordable Hanhoo products at Walmart or also on Amazon! :) 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New from GuruNanda: Essential Oil Body & Room Sprays

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New from GuruNanda: 
Essential Oil Body & Room Sprays

Ya'll know how much I love my essential oils, right? Well, I always get excited for new Essential Oil releases from my go-to oil brands. So, I am super excited that I get to try out these Body & Room Sprays from GuruNanda. I am allergic to artificial air fresheners. So, I rely on diffusing essential oils for most of my home fragrance. Sometimes I make room sprays with my essential oils, too. However, sometimes I am just lazy, lol, and don't have time (or am too slack) to mix up a fragrance. So, I really like it when brands have pre-made sprays like these. So, I can just spray these in the room or even spray them on myself since they are safely diluted for body application, too. 

I really love these sprays! I keep the peppermint one in my downstairs bathroom for freshness and keep the lavendar one by my bed as I like it for a pillow spray before sleep because lavendar is so calming for bedtime. Want to hear more? Here is the scoop from GuruNanda on these awesome new sprays:

Guru Nanda Lavender Body & Room Spray and Peppermint Body & Room Spray:

Lavender Body & Room Spray and Peppermint Body & Room Spray in handy, go-everywhere two ounce bottles. They are the perfect pick-me-up for hot summer days. Convenient stand-ins for an essential oil diffuser, they can be used for multiple purposes – as a natural, cooling body spray, on pillows and sheets, or in the car. These sprays feature 100% pure and natural essential oils and ionized water in a natural citric acid base. Also free of the nasty toxins and chemicals! They are cruelty-free, travel-friendly and are ideal to use to energize or stress relieve the body and mind. These sprays retail for $5.94 at Walmart stores nationwide and 

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Lola's Secret Beauty Blog revisits the magnificence of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil because it is so good that it warrants repurchase. The antioxidant-rich oil is formulated to combat dull skin, to fade hyperpigmentation, and to heal scars, sun damage, flaky skin and blemishes. In a word, it’s incredible– plus it is affordable!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an amazing giveaway from the Fashion Flash Group happening now over on her blog. Giveaway prizes include a self improvement type book, a mind and body workout dvd and a $50 Amazon gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter now.

Are you trying to eliminate chemicals in your home? Prime Beauty is with the help of the Grove Collaborative that features natural and cruelty-free household products!

Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of chances to make the most of what's left. I Know all the Words is chatting Summer Survival Supplies with a few key products to wrap up the summer beautifully.

Have you always wondered what sort of things you would discover at a business-to-business trade show? This summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend Cosmoprof North America (not to be confused with the popular beauty professional store CosmoProf). This week, she shared her top product picks in the category of skin care, ranging from affordable to luxury prices as well as including some more simple and green options. Be sure to check it out and see if you may have a new favorite for your own beauty routine!

It's all about organization on Beauty Info Zone. Check out the Bollie Acrylic Organizer to see how it helps organizing and just plain finding things.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a unique and totally organized way to travel with your cosmetics. Introducing Beauty and the Box!

White eyeliner is having another moment. Who doesn't want bright, dramatic eyes? Never Say Die Beauty has been using Kat Von D's uber creamy, waterproof Cake Pencil Liner to draw her long-lasting lines even on the waterline!

Are you curious about seasonal beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fitness subscription boxes? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table got the chance to try Fab Fit Fun for fall , a box that has it all in one and she's a fan. Come check it out, see if it would be right for you, too.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Beauty and the Box: Unique Solution for Travel Makeup Storage/Organization!

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Beauty and the Box: Unique Solution for Travel Makeup Storage/Organization!

I must admit, I am a terrible packer! When I go out of town, I tend to drastically overpack clothing, lol. Plus, I like having all of my essentials for beauty. Now, overpacking does not neccessarily have to be a bad thing if it is all organized. I like using a system of inner pouches and containers to keep all of my clothing, shoes, and accessories sorted and organized...But, what about makeup? 

While my current system of a brush roll and a large makeup bag does work for carrying my makeup, it doesn't help keep it organized while actually in use. You all know the drill. You are traveling and it is time to do your makeup. You have to spread everything out on a small hotel bathroom counter or spread out on your bed. There is almost never enough room and you don't want to lay your brushes on a counter and everything gets disorganized. What is a girl to do?

Well, this solution by Beauty and the Box is perfect!!! The Traveler Deluxe is a genius solution! This pop up storage system is so functional and easy to use. With a quick pop up set up, it turns your travel bag into a mini organizer vanity! It allows you to easily lay out all of your products while you are out of town for quick and easy use. 

Here is the scoop from Beauty and the Box:
The Traveler’s unique, innovative design includes 3 POP-UP cosmetic boxes that travel flat for convenience and pop-up intuitively at your destination. 

Each box is cleverly stair-stepped to hold mascaras, pencils, brushes, lipsticks.  The boxes fit securely into the sturdy, go-anywhere tray base, so makeup won’t wobble around or fall over. The Traveler frees you up, sets you up and gets you ready for makeup in an instant.

“I love how quickly I can be organized when using The Traveler,” says Beauty & The Box Founder & CEO Barbara Brock. “Think of The Traveler as your personal beauty counter when you are on the go or just at home.”

What inspired Barbara to create The Traveler was from her personal traveling experiences. “When I was travelling, I could never find a way to be organized and time efficient with cosmetics when I arrived at my destination. There are lots of pouches for makeup but nowhere to organize except sometimes the bathroom glass. That is when I had my AHA moment.”

While The Traveler’s 3 POP-UP cosmetic boxes ensure beauty organization while traveling, this new product also has endless options for organizing at home too.

“There are many options for using The Traveler besides cosmetics, Barbara suggests. “Some women don’t use a lot of cosmetics so think toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste and The Traveler is just 
perfect for men’s grooming necessities too.”

THE TRAVELER DELUXE: Retails for $85.00 

  • 3 POP-UP cosmetic boxes
  • Lift-out, go-anywhere tray with handles
  • Stand-alone, foldable mirror
  • See-through durable cosmetic pouch (can be purchased separately)
  • All in a stylish black soft mesh case with comfy carry handle and zipper closing lined in silky blue protective padding.

And coming soon: THE TRAVELER LITE              
Slim, space-saving neoprene case includes:
3 POP-UP cosmetic boxes
Lift-out, go-anywhere tray with handles

Honestly, now that I have used this awesome easy-to-use system, I don't think I will ever travel without it! I absolutely love it!!! Can't wait to hopefully try the Traveler Lite soon, too. Be sure to check out this awesome travel makeup solution. You won't be sorry! 

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