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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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We're adding new members to The Beauty Spotlight Team and we'd love it if you helped us welcome them as they come aboard. This week we'd like to introduce you to Shelley of Polarbelle. Shelley lived in Alaska for many many years hence her great blog name but she's now an Arizona resident. She's been blogging for just under 7 years and is one of the biggest lovers of highlighting around. Be sure to read her post along with the rest of ours this week.

Christa from Realizing Beauty shares with us 18 of the 34 shades of the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Face Color. These highlight, blush, and sculpt powders will take your breathe away!

This is the last chance to win the Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit Gift Bag, each valued at $500.00, for TWO lucky Lola's Secret Beauty Blog readers! Giveaway is extended to Sunday, September 24. #SpaceNKUSA #SpaceNK #SpaceNKBeautyEdit

Prime Beauty has had great success with probiotic supplements but do they work in skincare? LaFlore Skincare is a brand new skincare brand that harnesses the power of probiotics in their simple 3-Step Skincare System.

Pammy Blogs Beauty creates a spa environment at home with these decadent products from Rituals!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty forgot about her Scentbird fragrance subscription, and she was surprised to receive a new perfume that she has fallen in love with: La Mia Perla EDP!

We can't deny that colder weather is going to find us sooner or later but we can look for ways to protect our skin from it. Beauty Info Zone is sharing some favorites from AmLactin that are easily available and affordable. Stock up now before you're hit with scaley skin.

Not a day goes by that Polarbelle doesn't think about the beauty of sunsets. It was natural for her to review The Lorac Sunset Collection Shadow palettes Does anything match the beauty of a glorious sunset?

Have you seen the new Revlon 360 blow dryer? It works like a Dyson Air Blade Hand Dryer! 15 Minute Beauty tried it out, and this hair dryer is like nothing you've ever seen before!



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

RITUALS Spa-Like Scents for You and Your Home: Summer to Fall Transition!

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Have you discovered RITUALS products? RITUALS is hands-down one of my favorite brands for high end spa-like fragrance, candles, and bath products. 

Today I am going to be talking about an assortment of new additions to my RITUALS collection. These scents are nothing short of divine and are the perfect fragrances to take you from Summer into Fall. Do you know what else I love about these items? My husband is just as into the fragrances as I am. So, I would say that these scents are universally appealing to both men as well as women. That is a feat! 




This is such a unique scent! While it is named a Summer scent, there is no question that this scent can not only take you into Fall; but, also could easily be worn year-round. The packaging is so sleek and elegant with the white bottle and the gold accents. There is no question that there is a lightness and freshness to this scent. However, it also has a sophisticated femininity and an undeniable sexiness to it. I think it is the jasmine and the orchid that draws me in the most. I absolutely love wearing this scent and, like I mentioned, my husband really likes it on me, too. 

Inspired by a fragrant, lush oasis hidden in the wilderness of ancient Arabia, this scent is refined by rose, Indian sambac jasmine, heliotrope and Indonesion orchid. The fresh coolness of spring water and bamboo makes this perfume the best fragrance for every occasion. Retails for $75.00. 


This Shower Gel is part of a larger Express Your Soul collection which includes Shower Oil, Body Cream, Bed & Body Mist, Body Scrub, and More. Rituals bath product are just so, so nice! It is honestly a treat to use this in the shower and I really would love to explore the rest of the Express your Soul collection! Using this Shower Gel is a great way to get a spa-like experience at home and such a simple, yet effective, way to treat yourself to something special! 

Combined with the invigorating properties of verbena with the floral and citrus scent of petitgrain, this shower gel creates a refreshing, summery feeling. It hydrates your skin under the shower and leaves your skin perfectly soft great after a long day at the beach. Retails for $15.00. 


I am 100% obcessed with this candle. The scent is intoxicating!!! From loving this candle, I have grown to realize that I adore the Rosewood scent. There is something so familiar about this scent but I just can't place it...something from childhood had this scent and I just can't remember. It is so interesting how strong scent memories are! Not only do I love this scent, but my husband digs it, too. So, burning this candle is a total win in our house. I am wondering if RITUALS has any other products with this same scent? If so, I totally want to try them!

Leave the marshmallows at home and bring the bonfire inside with this luxurious, richly fragranced scented candle based on Rosewood known for its relaxing and elegant fragrance. Enjoy for up to 60 hours! Retails for $45.00.

What are your latest bath, fragrance, or spa additions? Do you have scents that take you from Summer to Fall like these from RITUALS? I would love to hear!



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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Zoella Beauty NEW Jelly & Gelato Collection at Ulta.com

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Is it time for a bath product update? Do fun new products inspire you to take spa-like baths at home? That certainly is the case for me. I absolutely love taking baths but don't treat myself to baths as often as I should. However, when I have fun new bath products to inspire me...I can't wait to soak in the tub! 

Zoella Beauty has been a bath go-to brand for me lately. First of all, I just adore Zoe Sugg and have been watching her beauty and lifestyle channel on YouTube for years. So, I am always excited to try out anything that she promotes. Secondly, I am a bit of a sucker for cute packaging and fantastic body products...and this line has both in abundance. 


Zoella Beauty's NEW Jelly & Gelato Collection is now available at Ulta Beauty. The Jelly & Gelato Collection was inspired by Zoe’s love of sweet summer treats. There are 7 delicious smelling items in the collection + an adorable beauty bag that’s perfect for summer travel.

I was able to try out a coule items from the collection and I am totally obcessed with them! Plus, I will fully admit that with the dessert theme, I am totally getting hungry for sweets just writing this post, lol!

Here are the items I tried:
Bath Frosting Bath Milk Powder:
I have always loved the soothing benefits of milk baths. This powder gives you the moisturizing benefits of a milk bath plus a fantastic fragrance! Plus, the cute packaging sitting out on my tub...swoon! 

Take a dip with this moisturizing bath frosting enriched with extracts of elderflower and pomegranate to help soften, brighten, and tone. 

Retails for $9.95

Body Pudding Body Cream: 
I am all about moisture after a bath. I really like to drench myself from head-to-toe in a moisturizer after every bath or shower. It keeps me super soft and hydrated and just keeps my body skin looking its best. In the evenings I like a thicker body cream like this one that comes out of a tub rather than a pump. So, I find that this Body Pudding is the perfect follow-up for an evening bath or shower and then I smell sooooo good going to bed! 

Treat yourself to a scoop of lightly whipped body pudding enriched with extracts of elderflower and pmegranate to help brighten, smooth, and tone. Massage into clean skin for a soft and fragrant finish. 

Retails for $12.00.


Be sure to check out this super fun Jelly & Gelato Collection from Zoella Beauty next time you are online shopping at Ulta. You won't be disappointed!!! Super fun products and they smell sooooo good. What a nice treat for yourself or for cute gifts. 



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Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 Emmy Awards: Get Nicole Kidman's Winning Look with Neutrogena!

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Did you catch last night's Emmy Awards? I am a total awards show junkie! I must admit that I turn into a total fan-girl every time there is an awards show on.

This year, a lot of my favorite shows were up for nomination...including HBO's Big Little Lies. I was a big fan of the book and my husband and I literally just finished watching the mini-series a couple weeks ago. There is no question, Nicole Kidman gave some of her best performances of her career in Big Little Lies! She absolutely deserved the win!!! Plus, can we just talk about how stunning she is? This woman never seems to age and she looked absolutely amazing both in the show and on the red carpet for the Emmys!

Get the Look: Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Emmy Awards:
So, if you are like me, you totally want to recreate her look! Here are all of the details of her look directly from Neutrogena (Nicole is a Brand Ambassador for Neutrogena for both Makeup and Skincare).


NICOLE KIDMAN – EMMY’S 2017

Makeup Artist – Angela Levin

SKIN PREP

On a day like the Emmy's where part of the red carpet is outside, for someone as fair as Nicole, we never want to forget sunblock. Starting with a very clean face, I mix Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Regenerating Cream with Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint in Natural Ivory as the perfect base.

After letting her skin settle for five minutes, I also make sure her body is moisturized with Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Intensive Moisture Wrap Body Treatment. Then it is time to start with makeup application.

SKIN
Using a foundation brush, I put foundation all over her face and also put the foundation over her eye lids to double as an eye shadow primer.

EYES
I used three colors for the eyeshadow from the Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer in Classic Nude – one all over as a base, a little golden one on eye lid and middle of the eye lid and neutral brown in the crease of her eye as a contour. Then using minimal eye liner (the Neutrogena® Nourishing Eye Liner in Spiced Chocolate) and a few coats of mascara (Neutrogena® Healthy Volume® Mascara in Black), I kept the eye defined but as muted as possible as I know focal point will be on her lip for tonight’s look.

LIPS
When I prep her skin, I use Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment as a lip primer. It is important for lips to be thoroughly moisturizer when doing a bold lip so it doesn’t feather or look uneven. After applying another dab of lip treatment, I used Chanel red lip stick with a small dab of Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Velvet Wine just to add a small amount of sheen in the middle of the bottom lip.  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Seattle is Prime Beauty's second home, so I'm totes in love with the newest Fall/Holiday release from Cargo, The Emerald City Eyeshadow Palette. Grab a Starbucks (hee hee) read my review and see swatches of this gorgeous palette inspired by the culture and landscape of Seattle!

Get a super white smile in just a week with Rembrandt's NEW Whitening Kits! Pammy Blogs Beauty reviews these two new kits from Rembrandt...plus, enter to win in her GIVEAWAY!

Never Say Die Beauty tried out Future Response Age Defense Kit from AmorePacific with 6 deluxe travel size skincare and foundation samples in innovative, beautiful packaging. The collection and daytime and nighttime products from the luxury Korean brand is a great way to get to know this effective prestige brand.

Brooke from Blushing Noir is sharing a look at the PUR Cosmetics x My Little Pony Makeup Collection! Her recommendations on the limited edition, magical stuff that you don't want to miss out on!

How do you feel about hot chocolate or frozen hot chocolate? Beauty Info Zone has the answer to your caloric dreams with the no fat Serendipitous Eau de Parfum. Eat it, drink it, or wear it - your choice.

Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit Gift Bag Giveaway for TWO lucky Lola's Secret Beauty Blog readers! You don’t want to miss your chance to win this amazing bag valued at $500.00. #SpaceNKUSA #SpaceNK #SpaceNKBeautyEdit

Christa from Realizing Beauty shares what she feels are the Best Bronzers for Fair to Light Skin Tones.

15 Minute Beauty has a huge obsession with beachy curls and waves. So it shouldn't be a surprise that she loved the look that came down the runway at Torrid's Spring Summer 2018 show! Here's how to get the perfect beachy curls at home!



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Friday, September 15, 2017

Everyday Beauty Hacks: Makeup Brush Cleaning with Johnson's® Baby

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Everyday Beauty Hacks: Makeup Brush Cleaning with Johnson's® Baby
I always love a good beauty hack...especially when it is a time-tested hack using everyday products and items you already have in your home! So, today I am going to share one of my longest running beauty hacks: using baby wash as your makeup brush cleaner!

I love my makeup brushes and have amassed quite the collection of brushes. I want my brushes to last. So, I try to take really good care of them. Washing them periodically with a gentle cleanser, like baby wash, can really extend the life of your brushes.



How I wash my Makeup Brushes:
For day-to-day use, I often use a spray on/wipe off brush cleaner for instant results. However, nothing beats a periodic deep clean to get my brushes totally clean and soft. For deep cleaning, my go-to is baby wash! I like to wash my brushes at night. That way, I can lay them out to dry and they will be dry in the morning. 




How to Wash Brushes with Johnson's® Baby Moisture Wash:
-lay out all brushes that need to be washed next to the sink
-lay out hand towels or wash cloths on counter for drying brushes
-run water in sink
-wet makeup brush and add a little pump of baby wash
-gently work the baby wash through the brush head
-rinse with running water
-gently shake out additional water (I do this over my tub so that the water doesn't splash everywhere)
-lay brush flat to dry overnight



Johnson's® Baby has a fantastic lineup of baby washes! I have used just about all of them over time and always rotate scents and types of washes. Lately, I am loving the Johnson's No More Tears Baby Moisture Wash in Vanilla Oatmeal.

Even More Uses for Johnson's Baby Moisture Wash:
-Soak your hair brushes and combs in the sink with a capful of baby wash. Residue and debris gently soaks off and leaves your brushes clean!
-Use as a body wash for grown ups in your house. The formula is so gentle for sensitive skin (even in adults). Plus, the scents are so nice!
-Wash your delicate in the sink with a capful of baby wash. The mild formula is super gentle on your delicate items.
-Use as a shaving "cream" in the shower. Baby wash and body wash actually works really well for shaving!
-Use as a hand soap! Antibacterial hand soaps are often too harsh for the sensitive skin in our family. So, using a baby wash for hand soap works super well for us.


Where to Buy?
I get my Johnson's® Baby Moisture wash at my local Walmart. They always have a great selection and fantastic prices!

Looking for more Hacks? Check out this Pinterest board for Johnson's® Baby Hacks!

Do you use baby wash to wash your makeup brushes, too? I would love to hear any other hacks for baby wash! I love hearing about and discovering new hacks for my favorite products!

As always, thanks so much for reading!
XOXO!!!




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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Love Your Smile: REMBRANDT®'s NEW Whitening Kits plus a Giveaway!!!

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There is no question, your smile is your biggest beauty accessory! Nothing perks up your look faster than a big genuine smile. So, keeping your teeth bright and white is a must! 

Even though I take meticulous care of my teeth with brushing with a sonicare, flossing, and getting regular cleanings at the dentist, my teeth can still get stained and I can certainly benefit from whitening products. I just happen to love a few things that stain my teeth like coffee and red wine. ;) So, periodically, I like to treat myself to whitening treatments at home. 

REMBRANDT®, a brand known for their teeth whitening products, is launching a new 1 Week Whitening Kit and 3 Day Whitening Boost Kit that provide professional-level results from the comfort of your own home. Do you know what else? These kits do the job in half the time of traditional over-the-counter kits. These whitening strips are super effective, and scientifically proven to remove deep stains using the same enamel-safe ingredients used by dentists. I am super excited that I got a chance to preview these kits for you!




To find out more, be sure to click "read more" below. I am going to give you the details about the kit, my overall impressions, and share about my results. Plus, I am offering a reader Giveaway for these kits, too! So, be sure to keep reading and find out how you can enter-to-win! 



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