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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Find Your White Tea Moments with Elizabeth Arden: White Tea Fragrance Collection

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Find Your White Tea Moments with Elizabeth Arden: 
Looking for a new scent? This NEW tea-inspired White Tea Fragrance Collection from Elizabeth Arden smells soooooo good! 

Elizabeth Arden encouraged me to share my #WhiteTeaMoments. As a busy stay-at-home Mom/Beauty Blogger...I typically keep going and going and going. I need rituals like tea time to take a break during the day. A break to be in the moment and just enjoy myself and my time. So, thank you Elizabeth Arden for encouraging me to take some time for myself. We all need that time, right? What better way than a hot cup of tea and an extra spritz of your favorite fragrance. There is no question that Elizabeth Arden's White Tea is my current fave. A spritz of this lovely scent is a little treat to myself! 

The White Tea Fragrance from Elizabeth Arden features crisp and sparkling Italian Mandarin complimented by sensual notes of Sea Breeze Accord. The overall effect is pure, exquisite, and uncomplicated. It is sophisticated and feminine with both a lightness and a sexy muskiness. I think that this would be a lovely year-round signature scent. 

Top Notes:
Italian Mandarin, Clary Sage Essence (no wonder I love this scent...I am obcessed with Clary Sage essential oil), Sea Breeze Accord, and Japanese White Fern

Middle Notes:
White Tea Extract, Mate Absolute Paraguay, White Iris Accord, Sapucaya Atmospheric Accord

Base Notes:
Madras Wood, Ambrette Seed Absolute, Tonka Bean Venezuela Absolute, Ambermax, Trio of Tranquility Musks 

This is a scent for the woman who truely wants to find her moment! I am wearing this everyday lately and just love it! If you are looking for a new scent, be sure to check out Elizabeth Arden's White Tea Fragrance Collection

Be sure to share your White Tea Moments with this hashtag: #WhiteTeaMoments 

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Holiday 2017: Young Nails Inc Caption Holiday 2017 Tinsel Time Collection

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Holiday Collections 2017: 

Holiday Nail polish collections make me happy! I am serious, lol, they really do. Why? They are full of festive metallics and lots of sparkle. This Holiday 2017 Collection from Young Nails Inc. certainly does delight and is full of the shimmer and sparkle that my nails crave for the Holiday Season. 

I am new to Young Nails Inc. Actually, this Holiday 2017 Tinsel Time Collection are the first items that I have tried from Young Nails Inc.  The Tinsel Time Collection polishes retail for $10 each. The Caption polishes from Young Nails are awesome as they are hybrid polishes with a long-lasting formula that acts like a gel (but goes on like a regular polish).

Here are all of the details about the collection from Young Nails Inc:
Your Holiday manicure will sparkle with the limited edition Tinsel Time Collection. Inspired by all things sparkly and bright, these eight new shades are true dazzlers. The variety of this collection is perfect for any Holiday party-ornament yourself! ;)

  • Drop the Mic: A triumphant silver holo glitter mix
  • Rise & Grind: A cheeky pink champagne frost
  • On Full Blast: A super charged rose copper holo glitter mix
  • Brave Inside: A courageous black with gold shimmer 
  • Selfie Fulfilled Prophecy: A feisty fuchsia chrome
  • Way Above Average: An over-achieving metallic amethyst 
  • Let's Be Frank: A straight talking metallic garnet
  • Anywhere but Here: Sky blue metallic 

Caption Benefits:
  • Air dries 3 times faster than traditional nail polish without a UV light
  • Has gel durability and stays chip-free for 2-3 times longer than average polish
  • The round tip brush features 320 strands that hug the curve of your nails
  • Self-leveling formula ensures a seamlesss, salon-quality application
  • 3-free formula blended without DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde
  • Removes in seconds without having to soak
Overall, these pretty polishes are a win for me! I know that I will be wearing them throughout the Holiday season this year! My favorite? So hard to pick but I am seriously obsessing with the combination of Way Above Average on my toes and Anywhere but Here on my tips.

You can find these at the Young Nails website

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links

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If you're on the fence about the new Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette, read Prime Beauty's review and check out the swatches!

Curious about Charlotte Tilbury foundations? Or the new limited edition Instant Eye Palette. Check out Polarbelle's Get Ready With Me video featuring a The Makeup Show LA haul.

Pammy Blogs Beauty is embarking on some skincare device testing with the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin. Find out how she is liking it so far!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Momtried the new It Cosmetics Life Changing Eye and Cheek palette. See what she thinks and go enter to win one of these for yourself too.

It is no secret that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is especially impressed by, and in love with, African Botanics luxury green skincare, and is therefore enthusiastically sharing a few of their brand new skincare gems. These luxe masterpieces are the perfect way to ring in the new year with healthy skincare products.

Ever heard of a booster for eye creams? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty discovered Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, and loves what this unique eye pretreatment does to firm her lids and help her eye cream work better!

Just in time for holiday season Sally Hansen has created an Enchanted Gem nail collection. Beauty Info Zone shares two of the rich shades with love.

Don't think you have time for a little at home spa pampering? Aveeno has the solution and Christa from Realizing Beauty shares how we can find a little moment for me.

It's Party Time at Beauty Judy. Judy wants to know which of the beautiful Zoya Party Girls polishes is your favorite. Jen aka

The Jedi Wife shares with us a great holiday gift idea that is a spin off from the traditional body wash: a body wash infused buffer! If you’re stuck trying to come up with ideas for your favorite bathing beauties, or you just want that little something extra to make your gift extra special, a visit with SpongellĂ© just may be what Santa ordered!

Beauty isn't just skin deep. It starts from within. Taneja's Bride shares her experience with Nature Made Adult Gummies and shares 3 simple steps to maintaining ourselves.

15 Minute Beauty is sharing her Christmas Beauty Wishlist, what's on your list?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin: First Impressions (15% off Promo Code)

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Don't you love that clear-pore feeling that you get from a great facial? I know that I sure do. However, getting routine facials are difficult to arrange logistically and financially. The great news is that there are some really fantastic beauty tools on the market to give you professional results right in your own home. 

Today I am really excited to share my first post in a 2-part blog series. I partnered with Trophy Skin and MavenX to try out Trophy Skin's Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula to share my initial impressions and then my results after a few weeks. Today's post will focus on my skin concerns, product details for the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula, and my initial impressions. So, lets get started! I am excited to share.

My Skin:
Before diving into details about the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula, let me share a little more about my skin type and concerns. I want to give you some background on my skin so that you can understand my frame of refrence and will understand what I seek in my skincare products and devices. 

I have classic combination skin that is somewhat sensitive. I do not break out often. However, if I am not careful with my skincare choices, I do ocassionally break out around my t-zone area. Also, I always feel like my pores are a little bit clogged and congested. Specifically, my t-zone is my "problem area" for clogged and enlarged pores. So, I am really hoping to target this area. 

I am in my early 40s. So, I am interested in age prevention. While I do not have any major lines or wrinkles yet, fine lines are a concern. I want to prevent those signs of aging from appearing for as long as possible. I believe in both prevention and treatment. My fine lines are not very noticable. However, they do tend to crop up more when my skin gets dehydrated around my eyes and ever-so-slightly around my mouth. I am looking for great products and devices that are proven effective for both keeping my skin clear as well as for anti-aging purposes. I want products and devices to be effective while also not aggrevating my sensitive skin. 

I have been curious about Skin Spatulas for quite some time! So, I was super excited to try out the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin. When I was browsing the Trophy Skin site for my device selection for this post, the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula stood out as an option that would really work for my skin type. It looked like it would be a very gentle way to get great exfoliation while clearing out my pores. Plus, I like that this device does double duty as both a deep pore cleaner/exfoliator as well as a sonic infuser for anti-aging skincare! Really, this device seems to be a perfect match for my skin type and skin concerns! 

What is a Skin Spatula?
The Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin is a home version of the popular spa treatment known as "ultrasonic skin scrubbing". 

The Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula targets skin concerns such as: clogged pores, excess oil
Blackheads and Whiteheads, dry and flaky skin, dull skin tone, uneven texture, and polluted skin. Some of these problems sure are issues for me! 

The Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula works by using ultrasonic waves at 30,000 Hz per second. You use the device postitioned at a 30 degree angle while gliding it across your skin to unclog pores
and remove dead skin cells and debris. The angle plus the motion really forces all of that gunk out of your pores in a safe and effective way. Trophy Skin states that the device also works to help get rid of blackheads. However, I never get blackheads, so I can't test the device out for blackhead removal. I just have a lot of debris in my pores and my pores always look enlarged. 

In addition to the pore clearing aspect of this device, the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula also acts as a sonic infuser! Sonic infusers drive the active ingredients of your skincare deeper into your skin with the ultrasonic waves. I love this idea. It literally boosts the effectiveness of the skincare that you are already using and loving. So, to use this device as a sonic infuser, you literally use this device to spread your desired skin serum or cream onto your skin. 

Initial Impressions:

Pore Clearing and Exfoliation: 
I think this device is a game-changer for me for getting rid of pore debris. It has constantly bugged me that while my skin is not broken out, that my pores never look "clear". I will fully admit that I have occasionally tried to remove pore debris by pinching and pushing at my skin. I know, I should never do that...but, I am occasionally guilty of it. I find that the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula gives me that clear-pore feeling that I crave in a safe manner. My inital thoughts are that  this device seems to be giving me spa-quality facial results at home. While I don't break out often, I can imagine that consistant use of this device will further decrease my chances of breaking out. If my pores are clear of debris, then they are less likely to form a blemish.

As far as exfoliation, I like that the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula is a very gentle way to provide exfoliation to your skin compared with other exfoliating devices like microdermabrasion. It does not hurt my skin during use and feels comfortable. I just need to make sure as I continue use to not use this device too frequently. My skin is sensitive. So, If I over exfoliate in general, my skin rebounds with irritation bumps and redness. So, you will find out in my next post how often I can use this device without irritation. 

Sonic Infuser:
I love the feel of using this device as a sonic infuser. It is such an easy step to add to your skincare routine. Rather than using your fingers, just smooth on those serums with the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula. So, as far as initial impressions, I like that it is easy to use and a nice sensation on your face. As far as results, you will have to wait for my next post, I might see some results within 4 weeks or it might be more of something that you would really need to see as long-term results as anti-aging skincare works preventatively. So, I am honestly not expecting to see huge results within a 4 week period. I would just hope to see less aging over time with use of the device. 

Shopping Details:
You can find the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula at Trophy Skin. It retails for $149.00. While this is an investment, you do have to consider the alternative and the results. To get this type of facial experience at a spa, you would pay $50-$75 per facial treatment at a spa (plus tip!). So, it really is a long term investment and one that will give you results in the comfort and convienience of your own home. 

Get 15% off with my Promo Code:
Get 15% off at Trophy Skin (no expiration date) when you use my code: PAMMY15. This code can be combined with Trophy Skin's FREE Shipping! Plus, at Trophy Skin, you get a 60 Day Guarantee. So, be sure to shop and take advantage of this great deal! 

Overall, I am super pleased with my initial trial of the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin. This multi-tasking device tackles two main areas of concern for me with my skin: pore clearing/exfoliation and anti-aging. My bathroom sure is cluttered with beauty products and devices. So, a multi-tasking device is usually a win in my book. Plus, I am really liking that this device is effective without being harsh on my sensitive skin. I am eager and excited to see what my results will be over time. So, be sure to check back in here in about 4 weeks for my final results with the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin.  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: OGX, L'Occitane, and Soap & Paper Factory

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Holiday Shopping Gift Guide 2017: 

Beauty Gifts from L'Occitane, OGX, and Soap & Paper Factory:
Transform your bath and home for the holidays with these gorgeous Gift Sets and Limited Edition items! 

Can you believe that the Holidays are *almost* upon us? Y'all know what that is time to get shoppin! ;) 

The Holiday Gift sets and Limited Edition items are already in the stores and online. Let me tell ya'll, it is a really great selection this year. Every year I look forward to doing my Holiday Shopping Gift Guide series. Seriously, I plan this series out way in advance and literally have so much fun testing out all of the various gift sets and items and seeing which are may faves...those are the ones I share with you! 

It is so fun to see what my favorite brands are putting out for the Holidays. It is a great time to not only buy gifts for your family and friends, but also a great time to stock up on items that you already love or have always wanted to try yourself. The deals and special value sets are just too good to pass up! 

So, are you ready? Lets dive right in and talk about these awesome items from L'Occitane, OGX, and Soap & Paper Factory! Click "read more" below. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oral-B GENIUS: This High Tech Toothbrush will Revolutionize Your Routine!

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Oral-B GENIUS: This High Tech Toothbrush will Revolutionize Your Routine! 

I am so excited that I get to talk with ya'll today about the NEW Oral-B GENIUS 8000 Rechargable Toothbrush! I am not kidding when I say that this toothbrush has totally revolutionized my oral care routine. This is literally the coolest and most high-tech toothbrush I have ever used. It has blue tooth technology and it syncs with your phone which aligns with a motion detection video sensor with a phone app to track your brushing. This technology helps you get the most out of your brushing and really gives you some good feedback. It actually tracks your brushing via video through the app while you are actually brushing. I am not only excited about it for myself, but also think that these are great for the whole family! My husband is using one, too, and he loves it. I am thinking that my kids are going to need to get Oral-B GENIUS toothbrushes soon, too! 

About the Oral-B GENIUS:
The Oral-B Genius is an intelligent toothbrush system that combines revolutionary Position Detection Technology with Triple Pressure Control and the Professional Timer to help you brush your teeth better than ever before! There is no question that using this brush as directed is going to give me better results than regular brushing. This makes those routine dental cleanings much more pleasant and successful!

Special Features:

Triple Pressure Sensor Technology:
We can often be too harsh with brush pressure when manual brushing using a classic toothbrush. The Oral-B GENIUS prevents that with its Triple Pressure Sensor Technology. This tech protects your gums from overagressive brushing by visually indicating when too much pressure is applied. It also automatically slows down the brush head speed, and stops the pulsations. According to Oral-B, this helped up to 93% of agressive brushers with reducing force.

Professional Timer:
The brush guides you through each brushing session by beep timing. The cycle is two minutes with 30 second interval indicators. Did you know that most brushers who use a classic toothbrush brush less than a minute. I believe this!!! I always seem to be in such a hurry to get brushing over with. There is no question that I brush longer with the Oral-B GENIUS. I brush the full cycle! Plus, the interval indicators keep me moving along at a good pace without spending too much or too little time in each quadrant.

Smart Ring: 
You can personalize your brush lights. This is a fun feature. Personalized Multicolor 360 Lighting System features 12 different colored LED lights so you can customize your brush. Fun!

Oscillating-Rotating-Pulsating Technology:
This brush has all kinds of movement! This gives you an intense cleaning when you choose that has 3,000 more movements than your daily cleaning mode. The brush itself has 6 cleaning modes including daily, whitening, Gum, Sensitive, Pro-Clean, and tongue cleaning.

NEW Pro-Clean Mode:
This tech interacts with you while you brush by cleaning tooth-by-tooth and reaching areas that we often miss.

Position Detection Technology:
This is really what sets the brush apart from others. The cutting-edge motion sensor technology located within the brush plus the video recognition software on the app tracks the areas to be cleaned. This ensures that no area gets missed!

In the Box:
In the box, you get much more than just the Oral-B GENIUS!

You get:

  • The Oral-B GENIUS brush (in black or white)
  • 4 Brush Heads
  • Deluxe Travel Case: with travel charger, phone holder, and USB port. It charges your brush and smartphone with a single plug. Handy! Can't wait to travel with this! 
  • Brush Head Storage Case
  • Charger
  • Smart Phone Holder: This positions on your mirror to hold your phone for video feedback with app during brushing. 
  • Longer Battery life: you get up to 12 days of brushing with one charge. Not bad!

App Features:
  • Position Detection Technology: Paired with the Oral-B App 4.1, the Position Detection Technology in Oral-B GENIUS tracks brush position, and shows the user how to brush all zones in the mouth equally and evenly.
  • Brushing Challenge: Brushing challenge allows users to obtain and track brushing scores based upon how well they brush all areas of the mouth to improve brushing habits, providing incentive to brush better and longer.
  • Oral-B Account: Allows users to back up brushing data so it is never lost, and share their data with compatible apps and services for additional insights and benefits.
  • Dental Care Journeys: Custom-made to fit different needs and help users achieve goals such as whiter teeth for an upcoming wedding or cleaner braces. users can choose from the Fresh Breath, Gum Health, Plaque Fighter, Whitening, and Ortho Care journeys. Each journey will also provide specific product recommendations. 
  • Professional Guidance: Each user can partner with their dental professional through the Professional Guidance feature that provides customized care. Each user can share brushing data with their dental professional to discuss improvement areas. The dental professional can input specific guidance in the Oral-B App 4.1 program like extra brushing time for specific zones, and provide product recommendations. 
  • In-App Entertainment: Helps maintain user's attention and motivation while brushing with news. weather, and oral care tips. Users can share brushing statistics and receive badges to share via social media channels. 

Retail Price:
The Oral-B GENIUS retails for $249.99. I know, pricey!!! However, I must say, it really does more than any other brush that I have tried because of the blue tooth technology with the app. You are really getting a customized experience when using this brush. Also, you get a lot of extras in the box. So, it is pricey...but, also it is worth it. 

Overall, I am thrilled with the Oral-B GENIUS and it is my current choice for my evening brushing routine. I love the unique and personalized feedback that I get with the brush and the Oral-B App. If you are looking for a new toothbrush, you MUST check this one out. I just love mine!!! 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Makeup Wars: Favorite Holiday Beauty Buys

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Holiday Beauty Buys:

It is time for another Makeup Wars! This time the Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing some of their favorite deals for the upcoming Holiday Season. Yes...I know...I can't believe it is that time of year either. Time to get organized with your gift lists and start plugging away on your gift shopping.

The good news is that it is an amazing time of year for beauty shopping. As we all know, beauty items do not go on sale often. The best way to get deals on beauty are to take advantage of the various gift sets and special offers of the Holiday Season. So, no matter if you are shopping for gifts or just stocking up on staple items for yourself, you are not going to want to miss out on these special discounts and gift sets and gift with purchase deals! 

As ya'll may know, I am a huge fan of L'Occitane. They just do luxury skincare and body care so well. Their gift sets are beautiful and their products are amazing. So, for my post, I am going to share their upcoming Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday deals and discounts! 

These sets are gorgeous and make such beautiful holiday gifts! Plus, you are not going to want to miss the extra 20% off on Cyber Monday...especially if you want to stock up on your L'Occitane favorites. 

Black Friday: L’OCCITANE is introducing a completely new promotion this year available all Black Friday weekend (11/22 - 11/26). With any purchase of $85 or more, you will receive a gift set filled with seven of L'Occitane's best-seller hand creams (10 ML each). The hand cream set is available in a custom box designed by illustrator Kanako Kuno (in-stores and online. Plus, with any purchase $165 or more, you will receive the 1 free hand cream gift set plus a curated Holiday gift set filled with L'Occitane's must-have skincare, body, and bath products.

Cyber Monday: L’OCCITANE is offering 20% off full-priced items online-only from 11/26 - 11/29. 

Giving Tuesday: L’OCCITANE and UNICEF are working together this holiday season to improve the lives of thousands of children around the world with each purchase of a Shea Butter Collection Gift Set

Please scroll through my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers post's below to see what Holiday Deals they are posting. I know that I am excited to scroll through the posts and make a list of all of the best beauty deals around!

Some Other Great Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals:


  • Friendsgiving (November 18th): Buy one get one free with code FRIENDSGIVING
  • Black Friday - Black Bag Deal (November 24th & 25th): Pick any 5 products for only $20, includes free shipping & GWP black bag (1 per order)
  • Cyber Monday - Spin to Win (November 27th): Spin digital wheel to receive random deal (free shipping, free order, up to 50% off or more!)


  • Cyber 5 (November 23rd - November 27th): For 5 days Nordstrom is offering an array of discounts and promotions! 


  • VIP Sale (November 10th - November 14th): 25% any order with code SHUVIP
  • Black Friday (November 22nd - November 25th): 20% off on any order over $50 and 25% off any order over $100 with code SHUBF
  • Cyber Monday (November 27th - 28th): Lightning offers with different flash sales will change every 24 hours!


  • Black Friday: 25% off of $125 PLUS a Limited-Edition Super Mario Brothers Paddle Brush, Gift Bag & Free Shipping. *Not applicable to limited edition collections, gift sets or travel sizes.

IT Cosmetics:
Black Friday Weekend:

  • Available 11/23/17 – 11/24/17 (11:59pm ET): Spend $50 and receive a free full-size Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette. Promo Code: FRIDAY17
  • Available 11/25/17 – 11/26/17 (11:59pm ET): Spend $25 and receive a Discover IT Kit – a travel size set of your favorite IT Cosmetics must-haves including Bye Under Eye, Brow Power, Superhero Mascara plus two bonus sample packettes. Promo Code: FREEGIFT
  • Available 11/27/16 (11:59pm ET) for ONE DAY ONLY!! Enjoy 20% off any $30 purchases. Promo Code: MONDAY20
  • Available 11/28/17 – 12/3/17 (11:59pm ET) Enjoy free shipping all week long! And every order includes an exclusive IT Girl Tote complete with free samples of your favorite IT Cosmetics products!

    Thanks so much for reading! Hope you can take advantage of some of these deals!!! 

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