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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

IT Cosmetics CC+ Creams now in Three Formulas: Natural, Radiant, and NEW Matte!

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Creams now in Three Formulas: 
Natural, Radiant, and NEW Matte!

Let's talk about the fantastic NEW CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte SPF 40

As a long-time fan of IT Cosmetics, I am always excited to try their new releases. Their CC+ Creams are amazing. They have excellent formulas, skin-loving anti-aging ingredients, plus SPF protection. So, when I found out that they have a new Matte version of a product that I already love, I was super excited to try it out. Now you have 3 versions to pick from if you want a good CC Cream! 

The IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte SPF 40 gives you buildable full-coverage natural to matte finish (I dont find it to be totally matte...more of a natural/matte finish)  that looks natural and flawless. Plus, the formula can help control oil and gives you a beautiful look! 

Now, my skin is not oily, however it is combination with some oily patches around my nose and chin area. So, I can't fully evaluate how this product wears on oily skin. However, I got nice long wear on my skin. 

I tried this in the shades Fair and Fair-Light. Fair was the best match for my super light skin tone. It is still ever-so-slightly too dark. However, I can make it work with a light dusting of powder to set my look. I feel that I got good coverage and the product lasted on my skin. 

Be sure to check out the new IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte SPF 40 if you are looking for a natural-matte CC Cream! 

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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links

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Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed a wonderful Rakuten Bonus Box that features four of Lancôme's bestsellers and customer favorites and it is quite clear why the skincare, makeup and fragrance selected are so iconic and beloved. #RANBonusBox #lancome

There is no question that Charcoal is one of the hottest beauty ingredients right now. It is even in toothpaste! Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out the NEW Colgate Essentials with Charcoal.

Although warm tones OWN the beauty world, there are gorgeous, cool-toned palettes, such as the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette, as well! What did Shipra of Taneja's Bride think of this palette? Find out!

Beauty Info Zone will have you wrapped up in a sultry warmth with FarmHouse Fresh's Vanilla Bourbon Oil. This is why smell-o-blog should have been invented.

Prime Beauty is heating up the kitchen with the new BECCA x Chrissy Cravings Collection. The gold, bronze and reds are perfect for the holiday season!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has tips for you when choosing makeup for sensitive skin.

BeautyJudy shares her current five favorites this fall, including lots of metallic and glittery things!

You want to be the person that gives the gift that has them jumping up and down in delight. Well Christa from Realizing Beauty shares the Holiday Beauty Gift Guaranteed to Please!

Ever think about how much lipstick you end up ingesting? Never Say Die Beauty feels better about her lipstick obsession with natural, organic, GF, and CF Lip Service from luxury brand The Organics Skin Company!

Jen of Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend The Makeup Show in Los Angeles last weekend. Be sure to check out her post to learn the details!

This week Polarbelle has a Get Ready With Me featuring some new and spectacular items. Watch for the NEW Stuff! DermablendPro Illuminating Banana Powder, ABH Sultry, Charlotte Tilbury, Dermablend Pro Illuminating Banana Powder and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette with particular interest.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Colgate Essentials with Charcoal

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Charcoal beauty products have been all the rage recently. They are cropping up everywhere! From cleansers, bar soap, to toners, bath soaks, and more! I have encorporated quite a few charcoal products into my daily routine. I must admit that I am liking the charcoal trend. So, I’m super excited that Colgate just launched the NEW Colgate Essentials Toothpaste with Charcoal. This toothpaste is fantastic for removing stains and impurities for whiter teeth and fresher breath. This trending toothpaste also has micropolishers to keep your pearly whites glistening and your breath minty fresh.

Charcoal as a tooth-cleansing ingredient is actually not a new thing! You can trace charcoal's use as a tooth-cleansing ingredient as far back as the Romans. Recently, there has been a resurgance in using Charcoal for dental care because of the whitening, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and breath-freshening abilities of charcoal. 

I must admit, while I was excited to try this toothpaste and toothbrush, it was a bit shocking to put blackish-gray toothpaste on my black toothbrush! I am so used to white! 

However, I quickly got over my hesitation because of the color. This toothpaste feels gentle tastes refreshing and gets my teeth nicely clean. The toothpaste contains micropolishers to remove stains and a mint flavor to freshen breath. The toothbrush has charcoal infused tapered bristles which gives deep and gentle cleaning to your teeth and gums. Plus, this is a fluoride toothpaste (not all charcoal toothpastes contain fluoride). 

Overall, the new Charcoal Toothpaste and Toothbrush from Colgate is a big win for me! I am really enjoying using this set! 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Simply Earth Essential Oil DIY Box: Box Opening, DIY Projects, and Promo Code

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Simply Earth Essential Oil DIY Box: 
Box Opening, DIY Projects, and Promo Code

Simply Earth: 
November Box Opening!!!

Do you love all of those Essential Oil DIY ideas on Pinterest? Are you always re-pinning them...but never getting around to ordering the supplies and making them? That is totally me! I love DIYs and using essential oils. However, I am a busy working Mom and I am always feeling short on time. This is one of the reasons that I love the monthly Simply Earth Essential Oils DIY box subscription! It is a monthly box packed with 4 full sized essential oils, recipe cards, and (almost) all the supplies needed to complete 6 fun DIY essential oil projects!

About Simply Earth and the Monthly DIY Box Subscription:
It is time for my monthly Simply Earth Essential Oil DIY Box subscription opening. I just love my Simply Earth monthly Essential Oil DIY box subscription and I look forward to its arrival every month. Simply Earth has fantastic high-quality essential oils and all of the tools and accessories you need to create some super fun and completely useful essential oil DIY recipes and projects. 

I am so excited to be a part of the Simply Earth blogger squad so that I can bring you the scoop on each month's box and share the fun that I had creating all of the DIY recipes with Simply Earth!

My monthly Simply Earth Box is seriously one of my favorite things!!! There is no question that the addition of essential oils to my everyday life has worked to enhance my environment and help me to manage stress and illness within my house. When I first started out with oils, I just thought that I would enjoy the "scent your home" aspect of essential oils. However, the more I get into essential oils, and the more that I learn and explore, I realize that essential oils can do so much more for you than just smell pretty. Essential oils can do everything from helping you to manage your stress and emotions, to enhancing your sleep, to warding off illness. Essential Oils are so versatile and so fun to explore! My monthly Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box is really helping me to learn more about essential oils a little bit at a time with 4 oils and recipes to go with them. I feel like I have gone so far beyond just diffusing oils! The recipes really help me to integrate Essential Oils into every part of my life.

My Simply Earth monthly Essential Oil subscription box has really taken the guesswork out of exploring and using essential oils. Their monthly box contains 4-5 essential oils and ALL the ingredients, supplies, and recipes for a variety of essential oil DIY projects every month. If you are like me, you are constantly pinning ideas on Pinterest. But, honestly, how often do we actually make these DIY projects? lol, it is time consuming to go hunting around for all those supplies! Well, Simply Earth does all the legwork for you with their DIY box. Plus, I love the "suprise" element every month! I never know what oils might arrive. Since I am an oily newbie, I never know what oils to order when browsing online. Some of the "surprise" oils that have come in my Simply Earth boxes have become my total favorites...and, I would have never known to order them had they not come in my subscription box. Plus, the oils from Simply Earth are high quality pure oils. You are really getting top quailty oils in your box. Seriously, my Simply Earth monthly box is pretty much my favorite thing ever!!! I am not even exaggerating! I get pumped when I know my box is coming and I honestly can't wait to dig in every month and explore and use my oils and get going with some fun DIYs!!!

About Simply Earth and the Monthly Essential Oil Subscription Boxes:

The Monthly Box:
Every month, you get a DIY recipie box with 6-7 different recipes plus about 4 full size bottles of essential oils. The box also contains the labels, containers, some of the ingredients/supplies for all of the recipes included in the box. The recipes are pre-printed on cute index cards.

Simply Earth literally takes all the prep and guesswork out of DIY projects. They make it easy to get started with your DIY fun as soon as you open your box. You can literally just open up your box and get started with your DIY fun! These boxes are so enjoyable from start to finish! I get to explore new oils as well as some favorites and I get to discover new and creative uses for the oils!

Simply Earth makes exploring the world of Essential Oils easy and fun. Plus, can I just mention how amazing the oils are?!?! They are high-quality and theraputic grade. Such great quality oils. I am super impressed and already a loyal fan!

To find out all the details about what is inside this month's Simply Earth Essential Oil subscription box plus to get my Promo Code, please click "read more" below! :)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Halloween has come and gone and now it is time for all the winter and holiday collections to start popping up! Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour is thrilled to see all these new offerings and has the much anticipated Winter Collection by KBShimmer up on her blog. In addition to core shades, KBShimmer has created a nail lacquer with $4 from each bottle going to the Terra Haute Humane Society.

Decorate your own claws while knowing your purchase is helping those of the feline variety! Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has proclaimed that the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette and the Shu Uemura La Maison du Chocolat Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipsticks and Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks are the best of the best holiday collections. #HourglassCosmetics #ShuUemura

If you’ve wanted to take less than perfect skin to a more flawless complexion Polarbelle has some tips in this week’s video. Be sure to enter the giveaway for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Makeup By Mario Master Palette while you’re there.

Lip Balms for you astrological sign? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out the Zodiac Collection from Fresh!

Never Say Die Beauty is showing off her new sterling silver, contemporary name tag necklace from online jeweler, Messages In Metals! Perfect for holiday gifting or for a self-treat, Messages In Metals has oodles of styles for personalized necklaces, Mom's necklaces with birthstones and even state-shaped key chains.

Prime Beauty has the low down on the new Sultry Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. If you've been searching for a stunning cool-toned palette, you found it!

Have you wondered which products in the Kerastase haircare line are the best? 15 Minute Beauty can help you with that.

Are you wondering what to buy a fragrance lover for their holiday gift? Beauty Info Zone has a one-size-fits-all suggestion with The Sam & Lori Aromatherapy Necklace. This contemporary piece is a winner.

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The Body Shop Beauty Product Advent Calendars and Interactive Online Calendar

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The countdown to Christmas is on!!! The Body Shop has some super cute Beauty Product Advent Calendars including the Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calandar that I got to try out and a Countdown to Christmas Interactive Calendar on the Body Shop's website that gives you a tip each day as you count down to Christmas! 

I am super excited that The Body Shop reached out to me to provide a beauty tip for their online calendar. I have literally been a fan of the Body Shop for years! From awesome bath and body products, to beautiful makeup, and fantastic skincare, the Body Shop has it all for head-to-toe beauty! 

Advent Calendars:
I adore the Christmas Season. Ever since I was a child, I have had the tradition of doing Advent Caldendars. Advent Calanders are a fun and exciting way to count down to Christmas Day. Plus, they give great daily reminders for grattitude, thankfulness, and (if you celebrate Christmas religiously) are a great addition to your daily Advent devotions. I have the kids' chocolate Advent Calendars all ready, and now I have my Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar ready for December!!! 

If you are not familiar with Advent Calendars, basically you coordinate them with the December Calendar. You start on December 1st and you open one door a day leading up to Christmas Day. Inside each door of the Body Shop's 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar is a travel sized beauty treat! It is literally like a little present every day. So fun!!!

These Advent Calendars are a fun treat for yourself, or a super fun gift (that keeps giving for days) for a friend or loved one. The Body Shop has 3 Advent Calendars, Advent, Deluxe Advent, and Ultimate Advent this year at three price points: $70, $110, and $225. I got to try out the cute $70 purple one. It is fantastic!!! 

I started opening up the calendar to preview it for you guys. So, I opened 8 doors just to take a peek at what is inside. However, I left the rest of the doors closed as I plan on opening a door of the calendar each day and I want to surprise myself! ;) If you are really dying to know what is inside when you get the calendar, the contents are listed in fine print on the back of the box. 

My tip was inspired by the Almond Hand & Nail Manicure Cream:
During the busy Holiday Season, life gets so hectic! It is important to take some time to pamper yourself. However, we are often struggling to find that time, right? Sometimes even a moment of self pampering and mindfulness can recharge you for your busy schedule ahead. So, I have a great tip for you and you can build it right into your nighttime routine. Put your favorite hand cream or moisturizer right next to your alarm clock on your nightstand. Before you set your alarm for the morning, grab your cream and apply to your dry hands, cuticles, elbows, ect. Enjoy your moment of self-care and go to sleep knowing you will wake up with softer skin! Right now I have the cute little Almond Hand & Nail Manicure Cream from The Body Shop's 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar on my nightstand. I just love it! 

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Premium Business Cards and Address Labels from Vistaprint: Plus 40% off Discount Code!

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Plus 40% off Discount Code! 

Hello lovelies! As you all know, I am a beauty blogger with a passion for products. However, blogging is not my only day job, lol. I wear many hats! When not busy with my active Mom-life with my two kiddos, I work part-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist as an independant contrator through a private practice clinic. 

As both a blogger and a therapist, I know that much of my success has come from building relationships and overall brand building. Presenting myself professionally with clients and patients is of the utomost importance! I am always looking for ways to build upon my professional and blogging businesses.

So, when the opportunity arose to try out some free business cards and address labels from Vistaprint, I jumped at the chance! I have actually used Vistaprint many times before and have always been pleased with the beautiful business cards that I created in the past. The timing was really perfect as I did not currently have a business card for my current workplace as a Speech-Language Pathologist. So, I opted to create SLP business cards rather than cards for my blog. Much of my SLP work is done face-to-face which lends itself more towards the handing out of business cards. Where much of my blogging work is done online. 

It was super quick and easy to create my business cards and address labels! Literally, it only took minutes. Vistaprint has so many amazing designs to choose from. You can either just browse, browse by category, or search what design you are looking for. I settled on a cute kid-friendly design for my work as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I was able to pick out all sorts of details as far as if I wanted the corners rounded or sharp, the finish of the cards (matte, etc), and the shape (square or rectangle). I was also able to opt to have a design and text on the back as well.

The online system for card creation was so easy to use! Plus, it gave great previews. So, you could see how it looked as you worked on it. 

It was fun creating the address labels, too! I rarely send out mail with either of my businesses. So, I opted to create a cute return address label for my daughter. These will be perfect for when she sends out thank you notes for her upcoming birthday party. :) Again, so many adorable designs to choose from! I settled on this cute fairy for her.

What a fantastic experiece with Vistaprint! My cards and address labels arrived very quickly (3-4 days). The quality is stellar and I am super pleased! My daughter loves her labels and I adore my busniness cards. 

Get 40% off Your Order of Business Cards and Labels at Vistaprint:
Enter the code: FAMILY50  at checkout for your discount. Valid today (Nov 9th) only! So act now if you are interested in this awesome deal. The cards and lables are so worth it!

Since the 40% off deal expires at the end of today, I want to offer you an additional deal coming up soon: 50% Off Custom Holiday Cards, starting at $0.39 Ends Dec 02.

Happy ordering! 

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