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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Get the Look: Ashley Graham for American Beauty Star

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Get the Look: 
Ashley Graham for American Beauty Star

I am so excited that I get to share another beautiful "Get the Look" post with the gorgeous Ashley Graham from American Beauty Star. Find out exactly how Ashley got this beautiful look from Revlon!

Here is the beauty breakdown directly from Revlon:

Ashley Graham: American Beauty Star
Season 2 Episode 12 Beauty Look

Makeup By: Katie Jane Hughs, Celebrity Makeup Artist

To capture Ashley's lit-from-within glow, Katie Jane Huges used Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation in Medium Beige and Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer in Biscuit by buffing them into her skin with the Revlon Highlighter Brush. 

Huges used 7 shades of eyeshadow to conjure this shimmery, softly diffused wash of sultry purple. She started with ColorStay Not Just Nudes Shadow Palette in Romantic Nudes, mixing the mauve and nude brown shades together on the brush, swirling them on the lid and under Ashley's eyes. The lavender shadows from the palette were then mixed and swirled from the lash line up to the brow bone, extending them a little past the corner of her eyes. To add the incandesent glow, Huges took the purple shades from the PhotoReady Eye Contour Kit in Watercolors and using the same diffusion technique, applied them to the inner corners and center of the lids, then used the highlighter shade under the brow bone, and blended all the colors to lift the eyes up. Several coats of Revlon Volumizing Mascara in Black on false lashes added drama. 

Ashley's cheeks were softly shaped using the PhotoReady Instant Cheek Make in Sweet Coral, sweeping the cheek color over the apples of her cheeks and the highlighter on the highpoints of the face and down the nose. To subtly contour, Huges swired the tiniest bit of powder from the ColorStay Brow Kit in Soft Brown underneath her cheekbones. She even enhanced the natural beuaty mark on Ashley's cheek with the ColorStay Brow Pencil in Dark Brown. 

To define Ashley's arches, Huges mixed together the Dark Brown and the Soft Black shades of ColorStay Brow Kit, using short dash-like strokes to get the right balance of tones.

I can't wait to re-create this beautiful look! Ashley looks gorgeous! :) 

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Simply Earth Essential Oil Monthly DIY Recipe Box: March Box Opening

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Box Opening, DIY Projects, and Promo Code

Simply Earth: 
March Box Opening!!!

I am so excited to share this month's Simply Earth Essential Oil DIY recipe box. I just 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 many 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:
Simply Earth's oils are high quality! The monthly box contains your oils and most of the supplies you need to create some super fun and 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! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Favorite Mask: Osmosis Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask

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New Favorite Mask: 

It is not everyday that you discover a new skincare favorite!!! That is exactly how I feel about this amazing mask from Osmosis. This mask is instantly soothing and calming. Amazing!!! 

My Skin:
My skin has been *so dry* lately. There has been a stretch of unusually cold weather for Georgia and this has wreaked havoc on my skin. Normally, my skin is combo with mostly normal skin with some oilyness in the t-zone and some dry areas from using Retin-A. I combat the dryness and sensitivity from Retin-A use by using very good and very gentle products. This normally works for me. However, with the extra cold weather, even my fantastic and gentle skincare routine could not hold back the dry flaky skin. So, I decided to look into my arsenal of products for something extra moisturizing and soothing, and I stumbled upon this mask: the Osmosis Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask. I figured it was just what I needed because the dry flaky skin probably means that my skin barrier is compromised. So, I gave it a try! Instant results. 

Wow! This mask is amazing! It hydrates and soothes and literally transforms my dry, flaky, and irritated skin. I have literally discovered a new Holy Grail skincare favorite. Now, that does not happen every day. Since discovering this mask, I am now using it weekly as a moisture boost and barrier treatment. This mask allows me to soothe my dehydrated and irritated skin with a creamy, mango scented mask that is rich in fruit and nut butters. 

What are the results that I can see? Instant hydration, instant soothing, and no more dry flakes. It transforms my skin from being dry, flaky, and irritated to being smooth, hydrated, and super soft. In less than ten minutes, it soothes and repairs. I just LOVE it! 

Details about the mask from Osmosis:
As a hydrating face mask that soothes inflammation, Osmosis Skincare’s Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask (cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free) features nut and fruit butters and oils to restore the skin's lipid barrier. This velvety, delectably scented mask features its star ingredient Mango Seed Butter, while other key ingredients like Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Murumuru Seed Butter, and Olive Fruit Oil calm and hydrate.  

With ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory properties, skin is soothed and replenished, helping return moisture and nutrients back into the skin. This oncology friendly, creamy face mask will ease irritated, dehydrated, and rosacea skin conditions.

How I Use:
  • First, I gently cleanse my skin with a hydrating fragrance-free face wash and then gently pat dry.
  • Next, I apply a think layer of the Osmosis Tropical Mango mask to my face avoiding the eye area. 
  • I relax and allow the mask to dry down for just less than 10 minutes. 
  • Then, I gently splash my face with tepid water and wet a wash cloth and gently remove the mask.
  • I follow up with my usual skincare routine: hyaluronic acid gel, moisturizer, and Retin-A. 
I totally love this Osmosis Tropical Mango Mask! If you are looking for something to soothe and hydrate, you need this mask! It retails for $50, which is pricey for a mask. However, you really only need a very small amount for each use. So, a jar should last you a long time! 

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links

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Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely smitten with Alima Pure Velvet Lipsticks in Olivia and Lucy! They are healthy eco-luxe lipsticks filled with good-for-you ingredients, but unlike many natural lipsticks, these boast vibrant long-lasting colors that are highly saturated and utterly swoon-worthy. The semi-matte finish has a light sheen, and the formula isn’t in the least bit drying.

Skin need a little boost? Come join Prime Beauty for a girls night in with the I Dew Ice Cream Collection of face masks!

It's been a rough week for Jessica at Be Happy and Buy Polish, as she commemorated the anniversary of her mom's death. But a gorgeous thermal polish that shares the same name as her mom helped cheer her up. Check out Heather's Hues Lucy over at Jessica's blog!

If your nails need some extra help or if you or someone you care about is a nail biter, Allison from Never Says Die Beauty says you need to know about easy to use, affordable and effective Bitter Gold by Amanda Nail Serum!

Marcia from Beauty Info Zone has lips that need extra help. That's why she's sharing why L is for lips.

Pammy Blogs Beauty loves that L'Occitane is supporting women through their sale of the Limited Edition Solidarity Balm.

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table took a couple of the Juno & Co. Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges for a test drive. Did she love them or leave them?

Are you still deciding on a nail art look for St. Patrick’s Day? Is a true green not quite your thing? Jen from Laugh, Love Contour has created an easy look that suits the holiday for those that aren’t fans of traditional green nail polish. Be sure to check it out!

Join Polarbelle for her Jan/Feb exceptional Favorites and Fails that have been discovered while traversing the beauty space. Those fails caused a bit of drama!!

Have you tried Korean sheet masks yet? They now have a very affordable subscription box for under $10. Check it out on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

NEW Clean Logic range from Guinot

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Guinot’s NEW Clean Logic Range (Launching in March 2019)
Introducing a NEW revitalizing and soothing cleansing routine!

I just love Guinot's luxurious products. So, I am always excited to preview and try out a new launch from the brand. Coming soon in March: Guinot's NEW Clean Logic range with 

Guinot’s Clean Logic Range is a cleansing skincare collection formulated with anti-aging properties suited for fragile skin. Skin loses its lipid content as it ages, causing wrinkles and reduced elasticity. Guinot has created a specialized skincare routine designed to restore and provide specific lipids and renew the skin’s moisture barrier. The first step is the Cleansing Care Cream, which gently and thoroughly cleanses and removes makeup with a creamy texture that moisturizes the skin. The Revitalizing Care Lotion then reinvigorates the skin with a gentle exfoliating effect, preparing the skin for any products to follow in a skincare regimen. Together, Clean Logic removes all traces of make-up leaving the skin feeling soft, comfortable, and toned.

To use: You can use this routine in the morning or evening or both! These products are best used together. Start by using your fingertips or a cotton pad to apply the Clean Logic Cream to the entire face with light circular movements. Then, you finish with the Clean Logic Lotion. Just apply it to the entire face with the fingertips or a cotton pad. Follow up with any treatment products or SPF that you might use.

Key Ingredients:

Cleansing Care Cream:
  • Logevitine, Shea Oil, and Hydrocyte Complex with Hyaluronic Acid rejuvenate, moisturize, and strengthen the lipid barrier of the skin.
Revitalizing Care Lotion:
  • Papain, Jojoba oil, and Trace elements eliminate dead skin cells that build up with age and reinforce the skin’s acid mantle.

Retail Price: $54

This new line launches in March. So, be sure to check it out at Guinot Spas worldwide! There are more than 1,000 Guinot Spas in the US. :) 

As always, thanks for reading!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

L'Occitane Supports Women with their Limited Edition Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm

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The offical International Women’s Day may have passed, but any day can be a day to show solidarity for our fellow women! L’OCCITANE created the special edition Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm ($6) in honor of the brand’s on-going partnership with the women of Burkina Faso. 100% of the profits are donated to support women’s leadership. 

I am so excited that I got to preview this item for you guys. It is so pretty and I just love that 100% of the proceeds go to support women in BurkinaFaso! 

Here is the scoop directly from L'Occitane about this gorgeously scented balm:

Introducing the Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm: a new limited edition item from L’OCCITANE that celebrates the women of Burkina Faso with its bright and colourful motifs. Evocative of African wax fabrics, it’s adorned with red, green and white “wedding flowers” – known for symbolizing the happiness of marriage. The pearly pink in the background recalls the pinkish white of orange blossom, while the dark blue oval shapes evoke the nuts used to make Shea butter – the ultra- nourishing ingredient at the heart of this product

L’OCCITANE's Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm can be used as an all-in-one nourishing product from moisturizing skin to taming flyways and soothing cuticles. The Solidarity Balm helps to nourish and protect the skin all day long, while its delicate, seductive fragrance delights the senses. A burst of citrus notes, with mandarin orange and lemon, tantalizes the nose, then gives way to an enveloping heart of jasmine, neroli and orange blossom. Finally, this floral lightness deepens into base notes of vanilla that leave a lingering scent on the skin. This multi-use balm can be used on the legs, body, hair or lips and is easily portable, so you can keep it in your handbag or on your bedside table – or even both!

L’OCCITANE is working to develop the Shea butter business in Burkina Faso while also protecting this heritage. And it’s come a long way since the 1980s... At first, there were only a dozen or so women involved, and they produced the Shea butter by hand. Now there are over 10,000 women making Shea butter for L’OCCITANE, using mechanized equipment.

When the L’OCCITANE Foundation was created in 2006, it chose to extend this partnership with the women of Burkina Faso and focus its actions on supporting women’s leadership in order to promote their emancipation.

Through its actions, the Foundation focuses on four key areas – literacy, microcredits, entrepreneurship and education for girls – and in doing so, it contributes to women’s socio-economic development. To date, over 30,000 women have been able to benefit from the support of the Foundation.

The Skinny:
Solidarity Balm 2019
Available in store and on L'Occitane's website until March 19, 2019

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links

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If you are seeking to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, and want to plump fine lines, and diminish dark circles and puffiness, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends Colbert MD Uplift Eye Serum! Plus it is available at Barneys New York, in case you are shopping their LOVE YOURSELF beauty event!

If you love eyeshadow it's time to learn about a new brand Clove + Hallow and see the great palette that Beauty Info Zone has shared.

Are you over Winter weather like Pammy Blogs Beauty? Find out how she helps get over her Winter-dry skin with some new releases from the Neutrogena HydroBoost line!

Prime Beauty is channeling her inner sex kitten with the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad! It's the perfect mix of feminine and sophisticated!

Want to plump your lips without irritation? Checkout Never Say Die Beauty's review and swatch of the new look for clear, sheer and opaque City Lips Plumping Lip Gloss.

By now I'm sure you've heard of beauty products containing CBD. You can read about the science behind it all on The Makeup Obsessed Mom's blog.

ColorSutraa says I "heart" lipstick. On her blog are her new lippie discoveries from NYX Professional Makeup. She promises you there is a shade you are sure to "heart" too.

Have you joined the Project Pan Challenge this year or have your own product purging goals? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour is doing a combination of the two and has already hit over a third of her goal for the year! Check out her latest post featuring her February empties and purged products to see what she has finished up and how she is purging products from her life.

Anyone else in the midst of winter doldrums and in need of spring already? Jessica of Be Happy and Buy Polish has Sinful Colors nail polishes that will definitely get you ready for warmer weather. The Sinful Mattes line has some gorgeous colors that will compliment any spring outfit!

Let Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table tell you why she loves, loves, loves her AQUIS Hair Drying Turban and why she thinks that you would love it too.

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