Pammy Blogs Beauty: October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NEW Skincare from IT Cosmetics: Miracle Water and Secret Sauce Moisturizer!

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NEW Skincare from IT Cosmetics: 

I am so excited to announce some really awesome new additions to the IT Cosmetics skincare lineup: Introducing Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic and Secret Sauce Clinically Advanced Miraculous Moisturizer! IT Cosmetics has some really fantastic skincare (and makeup). So, you know I was excited to jump right in and try out these new releases. 

So, without further ado, lets jump right into the review! Please click "read more" below to continue.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Makeup Wars: Favorite At-Home Spa Treatments




Makeup Wars: Favorite At-Home Spa Treatments

It is time for another Makeup Wars post! Makeup Wars is a collaborative and coordinated post with other Makeup Wars bloggers (top Beauty Bloggers). I will share my picks for Favorite At-Home Spa Treatments here and if, you scroll down, you will find links at the bottom of this post so that you can browse the other Makeup Wars blogger's posts to see what they choose! I know that I am curious to see what they picked, too!

This topic is near and dear to my heart. I absolutely love going to the spa, but who has the time and money to do that often? So, much more often, I do spa treatments at home. My absolute favorite way to do this is with a facial mask during a long soak in the tub. There is no question, at-home spa treatments totally rejuvinate me! It is a ritual that I look forward to every week. 

Now, as a beauty blogger, I am often rotating my products and trying out new things. So, today I am going to share with you my recent favorite masks and treatments. These are the masks and treatments in my current rotation that I am really enjoying. 


To find out the details, please click "read more" below to find out about each of these products! 

Extend and Enhance Your Highlights with SunIn: Not Just for Summer!

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Extend and Enhance your Highlights with SunIn:

Blonde hair is not just for Summer! I love the natural lighening my hair gets from the Summer sun. There is no doubt, the sun-kissed look of Summer blonde hair is gorgeous. However, now that the Summer is gone, we don't have to say buh-bye to our blonde hair. That is right, you can hang on to that sun-kissed look all year round with SunIn! 

SunIn is honestly a product that I have used on and off since I was a teenager. Yes, SunIn has actually been around since the 70s and they are still going strong. So, they must be doing something right! When my hair was mostly its natural color back in the 80s and 90s, I would use Sun-In in strategic spots and streaks throughout my hair to give it "natural" highlights. My hair is naturally dark blonde. So, SunIn lifts it to a lovely blonde shade. This method works both with the sun and with a hair dryer. That is right, no need to give up on your blonde just because the Sun isn't out. SunIn is just as effective with a hair dryer! 


Extend Time Between Salon Visits with SunIn:
While I used to use SunIn all over my head in the past, I must mention, that I now get my hair professionally highlighted. However, I still almost always have a bottle of SunIn on hand for home touch-ups. While I do trust the bulk of the work to the professionals, strategic placement of SunIn at my root area can stretch out my time between salon visits. I mean, we all know how expensive those foil highlights a balyage looks are! You can save so much money when you can stretch out your salon visits a bit further.



Also, I tend to get partial foil highlights at the salon which leaves my underneath layers primarily untouched. So, I like to go in with SunIn around those underneath areas for general lightening. When I go in with SunIn at my root area for touch-ups, I just spray a bit onto the cotton ball and spradically dab it to my root area. Then I follow up with my normal blow drying. The effect is subtle but noticable to me. I feel like my roots look less noticable when I do this.



Like me, my son has dark blonde/light brown hair. At his last hair cut his hairdresser noticed the grow out of his natural sun-streaks from playing outside. I am certainly tempted to use SunIn on him to extend the look of his natural sun streaks from summer.


As a dark blonde, I can tell you from years of experience with this product that it works extremely well for my hair color. It lightens me to a light/bright blonde. It gives me really natural looking highlights, just like the way the sun would naturally lighten my hair. So, yes, SunIn works beautifully for blondes...but, there is more: SunIn wants you to know that this product isn't JUST for blondes! It brightens from blonde to medium- brown hair, too!


SunIn is so fast and easy to use. Just spray it in and then either sit in the Sun or use your blow dryer to dry your hair. It is honestly so easy and user-friendly. Just spray or dab strategically and that is all of the work it takes. Plus, Sun-in is alcohol free. It conditions while it lightens. 

You can find SunIn here! :) Happy lightening! Get your Summer blonde look year-round. No reason to say buh-bye to sunkissed hair! Or if you are like me and like to stretch out those salon visits, you might want to use Sun-In strategically at your roots to give yourself more time between full salon visits.

Overall, I really love using SunIn! SunIn gives you the same natural highlights you get from the sun ...only faster! SunIn contains an advanced conditioning system which includes botanical extracts and special illuminators that give hair an extra dose of shine.


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Justina's Gems has been shopping early for the holidays this year. Find out how she saves big money on some of her wishlist items!

Have you ever wanted to try microdermabrasion? Prime Beauty is introducing us to the Personal Microderm Device (PMD) for an at-home use. See her before pictures and get a 20% off code!

Cool Fall weather has finally arrived in Georgia. So, Pammy Blogs Beauty transitions to a more moisturizing routine with Palmer's Coconut Oil range.

15 Minute Beauty is sharing her current everyday makeup favorites, the items that she reaches for day after day. There's a reason they rarely leave the top of her makeup vanity!

Now that the temperature is falling and the heat is on in the house, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty needs to hydrate her skin more than ever. Lightweight gel StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual-Response Serum is helping her do just that.

With all of the holiday collections launching, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is especially enchanted by the whimsical and wonderfully pixilated adventure found in the Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. Collection for Holiday 2017. Check out our review and swatches to see why we love it.

Do you find giving yourself a manicure or pedicure to be difficult? Beauty Info Zone has a fun tool to help you make it fun and easy. Learn about the Tippur and how it can make your home beauty sessions easier.

Are you aware of the #BePositivePamprin campaign? Shipra of Taneja's Bride is following What she learned and even has a delicious Positive Truffle recipe for us.

Beauty Judy has been loving the new Zoya Fall lipsticks. You're going to want at least one when you see these creamy pigmented beauties.

The butter craze continues with the Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters. Christa from Realizing Beauty shares why this might be her fave of the yummy smelling products yet!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom says you can get high performing lipstick at Walmart. It sure is convenient to grab a pretty lipstick while shopping for weekly necessities for the household.

Polarbelle received her two $10 subscription bags and wants you to decide which is the better buy. Meow.



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Friday, October 27, 2017

Warehouse Sale: Oka-B Shoes!!!

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Hey loves!

I have an awesome sale announcement for my local Atlanta-area peeps...Oka-b shoes (that are made right here in Buford, GA) is having their amazing annual warehouse sale. 

This is a great time to get a fantastic discount on extremely high-quality flip flops, slides, wedges, and ballet flats. Seriously, some pairs are only $5.00. I have been wearing Oka-b shoes for years and just love them. So many cute styles! 


Here is the Scoop:

Oka-B Shoes Warehouse Sale
Friday, November 3
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Okabashi Footwear Headquarters
4823 Roy Carlson Blvd
Buford, GA 30518
Free parking

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with great savings on Oka-B  and Okabashi shoes at their fall warehouse sale on Friday, November 3.  The fun will take place at the Okabashi Footwear headquarters in Buford, Georgia from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (rain or shine!).  There will be sales up to 50% off a variety of their beloved men and women’s styles, which includes clogs, sandals, flip flops, ballet flats, slides, and more!  With shoes as low as $5, this is a sale you don’t want to miss.  All Oka-B shoes are waterproof, washable, recyclable and Made in Georgia!  For more information, visit: www.oka-b.com



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

NEW from Revlon: Youth FX Foundation, Primers, and Concealer

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Have you seen this new Youth FX range from Revlon in the drugstore? It promises to instantly transform the look of lines and wrinkles. I am so excited to be able to give it a try! While I certainly do not have any major lines nor wrinkles yet, I do have a few fine lines that I would love to minimize as much as possible. Plus, I like trying out any new anti-aging formula as I think it is so important to have good skincare ingredients infused into your makeup products. I mean...why not! If you are putting it on your face anyway, if your makeup gives an anti-aging boost that it is that much better. 

So, while I do not have any major lines nor wrinkles yet, I do have some expression lines and some fine lines that crop up around my eyes and mouth when my skin is dehydrated. So, I am excited to see what this line does for me as far as preventing and blurring my fine lines! Not to mention, I already am a fan of Revlon's foundations, primers, and concealers. So, I am super excited to try these that have the boost of anti-aging ingredients! 

The Youth FX line from Revlon is infused with innovative age-correcting Fill + Blur technology which includes  microfillers and optical diffusers that both fill-in and blur fine lines and wrinkles. Sounds fantastic, right? Plus, lets just add that this is all at a drugstore price and the convenience of easy availability at your local drugstore. 

So, lets talk about these new Youth FX products from Revlon! Please click "read more" below to learn more about this new line.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall Skincare Transition: Moisturize with Palmer's Coconut Oil Skincare Range

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Fall Skincare Transition: Moisturize with Palmer's Coconut Oil Skincare Range
As colder weather has finally reached Georgia this Fall, it is time to transition to more moisturizing products to keep my skin soft and hydrated throughout the colder Fall and Winter months!

While great hydration is essential year round, I do have to pay special attention to staying moisturized in the colder months. I do this by choosing richer products and applying them more frequently. 

Palmer's has a fantastic Coconut Oil-based skincare line with a wide variety of luxuriously skin-pampering products, including a Lotion, Body Cream, Hand Cream and Body Oil. ! The best part? They are available at the drugstore and all products are under $10!

Palmer's Coconut Oil Skincare Range:
Here is some info from Palmer's on their amazing Coconut Oil Skincare range: Sustainably and ethically-sourced in the regional countries of South East Asia, the line contains Palmer’s raw Coconut Oil – loaded with naturally occurring antioxidants and fatty acids that create a breathable moisture barrier to help lock in long-lasting hydration. The products also contain the exotic Tahitian Monoï Oil, derived from the petals of the Tiaré flower, an ancient Polynesian beauty secret used for centuries to heal skin ailments in cosmetics and in traditional cultural rites. 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula body products are not only super moisturizing and hydrating, they are also gorgeously scented! The products are delicately scented with coconut and hints of vanilla and almond. Plus, they promise 24-hour moisture and no harsh ingredients (free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten or dyes)!

Here are a few of my favorites from the Palmer's Coconut Oil Skincare Range:

Palmer's Coconut Oil Swivel Stick:
This might be my favorite of the Coconut Oil line from Palmer's. This all-purpose stick does it all: cuticles, lips, dry patches, you name it! I use this on both myself and my kids for quick and easy moisture and protection. I love it! This is a great item to just toss in your purse for whenever you need it. 

Palmer's Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm:
I am somewhat new to cleansing balms and am really loving the whole concept of cleansing with a balm. It is different...but, it is so good for your skin! To use, just apply to dry skin and massage it in a circular motion. Then rinse with warm water and wipe off with a damp washcloth. This product leaves my skin nicely cleansed and super soft! 

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Lotion: 
Body lotion is an everyday must for me. I go through bottles and bottles of lotion on a constant basis. So, I am always happy to add a new one to my routine. I just apply this lotion after the shower all over for awesome softness and moisturization. The scent is so amazing! 

Be sure to check out this Palmer's Coconut Oil collection next time you are at the drugstore! Such great products and a great price, too. 



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Monday, October 23, 2017

Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream: Gentle, Safe, and Effective!

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Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream: Gentle, Natural, Safe, and Effective!
Are you searching for a more natural skincare alternatives for your acne-prone skin? Me, too! If you are a longtime acne sufferer or just someone looking into preventative skincare (like me), this 100% all natural acne treatment by Keeva is something you should hear more about.

Finding effective and gentle products for acne-prone skin can be tricky. I have used and tried so many things over the years. Many of the more common acne-fighting product ingredients do indeed treat acne, but I have to be so careful as these ingredients can be quite harsh on my skin. I have had great results with rotating between products with ingredinents like benzol peroxide, retinol, and salicylic acid. However, I always have to proceed slowly and cautiously with treament products as to not flare up my sensitive skin. I want products to be effective without causing irritation. So, it is nice that I can now add a product with an effective and gentle natural ingredient, too: tea tree oil.

While I don't use natural skincare 100% of the time, I do enjoy using natural products as much as possible. In the past couple years I have really switched out to using as many natural products as possible in many areas of my life: skincare, makeup, household cleaners, and more. So, it really does thrill me to find a great natural and gentle acne treatment!

My Skin:
Before going any further into this review, let me tell you a little bit more about my skin. I have classic combination skin that fluxuates between being normal to normal-oily in the t-zone area. My skin is also prone to sensitivity. Generally, I have clear skin. However, I do tend to get the occasional breakout in the t-zone area (mostly my chin, but also occasionally by my nose). In addition, my pores get clogged easily.


Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream:
This product is a moisturizing cream with tea tree oil and other ingredients. Tea Tree oil is an essential oil that has literally been used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions. Tea Tree oil is a natural disinfectant that has a remarkable ability to fight and treat acne. The tea tree oil used in the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne treatment cream is obtained by a thorough steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. While there is tea tree in this product, I can't really smell it in the product. The product smells more of menthol than tea tree. So, if you are sensitive to menthol, do know that it is in the product (although it is almost last on the ingredients list). Other ingredients include, but are not limited to: Shea Butter, Rosehip Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Extracts of White Willow, Milk Thistle, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid. So, you can see that this product is full of wonderful skin-loving ingredients!


The Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as disinfecting and soothing properties from its natural ingredients. Plus, you can feel good about using this product because the ingredients in Keeva Tea Tree Oil are 100% organic. Additionally, ther is no animal testing!

How To Use:
Keeva recomends the following for using the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream:

To use, apply less than a dime size amount of Keeva Organics Acne Treatment directly onto the blemish. The Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream will penetrate the skin and help to unblock the sebaceous glands and help to disinfect your pores.

I used the cream a little differently since I did not have any major blemishes to treat during my testing phase of this product. So, I used this product more preventatively. Typically, my breakouts occur in my t-zone area (primarily my chin but also near my nose). So, after washing my face in the evenings, I just applied a very small amount of this cream in those areas and then I followed up with my usual skincare routine. I am happy to report that in my weeks of using this product, that I did not experience any adverse side effects nor did I have any breakouts. The areas treated by this cream are smooth and hydrated and blemish free.

I really enjoy the soothing feeling of this cream. Unlike many other acne skincare products that I have used in the past, the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream did not cause dryness nor irritation. Actually, it feels very hydrating and soothing to use this cream!

Money Back Guarantee:
Keeva Organics is so confident that you will love their product that they offer a money back guarentee! Impressive!!! They offer a full refund should anyone try it and not feel it is the most effective acne medication they've ever used.

Overall, I am very pleased with the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream! You can buy the product here on amazon. Also, be sure to check out the full website as Keeva has so much to offer. Keeva has a full line of organic products from skincare, to hair care, to body care. So, I am excited to explore the brand further in the future! 



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Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Prime Beauty loves Holiday lipstick sets--they are perfect for gift giving and are a great value. My pick for Holiday 2017 is the Tarte Lip Luxuries Deluxe Sculptor Set!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom is getting cash back just by shopping online. Read how she does it using TopCashback.

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty is fighting her dreaded dark under eye circles with Shiseido's White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream.

Space NK The Essentials Gift with $165.00+ Purchase ($200.00 value) is a must-have, fabulous GWP!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all of the details about this great gift that is available October 16-29 #SpaceNK #SpaceNKUSA #SNKessentials Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is trying to fade her vertical liplines new Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Lip Complex.

Have you tried it yet? Have you entered the Beauty Blog Hop Mega Giveaway yet? Beauty Info Zone is one of 35 blogs with great prizes like the 2 ColourPop palettes they are giving away. Enter 1 or more for prizes and a chance at $350 paypal, worldwide!!!

Christa from Realizing Beauty reviews one of the cutest beauty collaborations of all time. The shu uemura x Super Mario Bros. Collection is a must under the tree this year!

Shipra from Taneja's Bride has a fun, easy and economical way to make your lips ready for Halloween fun with the Wet n'Wild Fantasy Makers Megalast Catsuit Lipsticks. Make it a special Halloween!



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Celebrate National Apple Month with Yummy Snacks for the Family!

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October is National Apple Month, and to help you celebrate, here are some great snack ideas for your whole family! 

From on-the-go apple snacks to flavored drinks and a convenient apple wedger for your fresh picked apples – your family will be ready to celebrate National Apple Month all October. Lets talk more about some delicious apple snacks, sips, and tools. 

Snacks:
  • Welch's Apple Orchard Medley Fruit Snacks mix granny smith apples, golden apples and red apples with a hint of pear and apricot to create the delicious taste of apple in every bite. Welch's Fruit Snacks are made with REAL fruit and are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free and contain no preservatives.
  • Viki's Cinnamon Apple Granola is a blend of gluten-free oats, organic honey, and unsweetened coconut, mixed with dried sweetened apples, raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Viki's Foods never adds refined sugar, fillers, or preservatives!

Sips:
  • Celebrate National Apple Month with Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple, an excellent soda alternative that is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free.

Tools:
  • T-fal's Ingenio Apple Wedger will make celebrating National Apple Month easier than ever! With extended blades, the T-fal Ingenio Apple Wedger delivers a crisp, clean cut straight through the apple skin to create the perfect apple wedge for you or your child. This handy tool also features elevated handles to keep your knuckles safe as well as a safety cover for storage.


What is your family doing to celebrate National Apple Month? Besides having tons of apple-themed snacks and crafts this month, we hope to go apple picking, too! :) 

Happy Apple Month ya'll! :)




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Combat Those Dreaded Dark Circles: Shiseido's White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream

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Combat Those Dreaded Dark Circles: 

Dark Circles...if I was to name my #1 Beauty "problem" it would be my dark circles. I am not talking about minor dark circles here. My dark circles are terrible! I have very fair skin and my dark circles are very dark purple. Plus, I also have redness and pinkness in my eye area, too. 

My dark circles arise from a variety of causes: general lack of sleep and occasional insomnia, allergies, and heredity. I know that many of these things can not be changed. I was really just destined to have dark circles. So, needless to say, under eye concealer is my best beauty friend. Because, who likes to have people tell them all the time that "you look tired"! Seriously! 

When it comes to beauty products, I really do not expect any miracles with an eye cream. If my dark circles were minor and from non-hereditary causes, then yes, I might expect more. However, I just know that some of these issues can not be resolved with an eye cream. With that said, when a product does promise to help with dark circles, then I do expect to see some result...even if it is only minor.

So, needless to say, I was excited to try out the Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream. It promises to help with your dark under eye circles by targeting two major causes of purple and brown dark circles: pigmentation and poor microcirculation. Now, I don't have brown dark circles, but I do have blue dark circles and red/pink dark circles. 

Besides help with dark under eye circles, I am also drawn to eye creams that boost hydration, minimize fine lines, and have anti-aging benefits. Plus, I want an eye cream that does not irritate my sensitive eyes.  



How it Works:
Shseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream contains Shiseido's exclusive "Dark Circle Diminisher" which defies dark circles in three ways by helping to target their root cause, preventing their formation, and addressing microcirculation in the eye area to infuse freshness and radiance into skin. Plus, the formula also contains humectant-rich "Super Hydro-Synergy Complex N" which helps to instantly hydrate your eye area skin and helps to maintain moisture for hours. So, if you are looking for an eye cream to diminish dark circles and improve eye area hydration, this is certainly an eye cream for you! 

My Results:
I have been using this Shseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream for a few weeks now and honestly really do like it. 

So, big question...are my dark circles diminished? Well, somewhat. As I mentioned earlier, I honestly do not expect any big miracles when it comes to dark circle improvement with an eye cream. So, my results were not very noticeable...but, I am still pleased. What I did notice was some "surface lightening" of the skin. So, this certainy did "brighten" my eye area. However, my dark circles really seem to come from deep within the skin. So, my dark circles are still very dark. But, like I said, I am still pleased. Even just a surface lightening did liven up my eyes and brighten the area. 

As far as other results, I am very pleased! This cream is super luxurious to apply. It sinks right in and feels lovely when applied. The packaging is gorgeous, too! Plus, this cream did not irritate my sensitive skin. I find the cream to be super hydrating. So, fine lines are diminished from the hyrdating effect. 

I do wish that this cream contained some anti-aging ingredients as that is important to me in an eye cream. So, I am currently using this eye cream in the mornings and I am using a Retinol eye cream at night for the anti-aging benefits of Retinol. 

Overall, if you are looking for an eye cream to have a slight impact on your dark circles and to give your eye area a great boost of hydration, then you should certainly check out Shiseido's White Lucent Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream. I am really liking it and will continue to use it! 



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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Everyone Essential Oils: EOs, Hand Soaps, and More!

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Everyone Essential Oils from EO Products: Essential Oils and More!
As some of you may know, I am a bit obsessed with using essential oils. I absolutely LOVE essential oils. From diffusing, to DIY roller balls, lotions, bath salts and more...essential oils are certainly part of my every day life. I feel that using essential oils has made a dramatic impact on my mood, environment, well-being, and general health. Sure, everyone loves things that smell good...but, essential oils are so much more than just a good scent! They are transformative! Aromatherapy with essential oils can literally have a powerful impact on your overall well being and mood. 

So, I love finding a brand like Everyone essential oils from EO Products. Everyone products are always GMO free, synthetic fragrance free, cruelty free, gluten free, made with plant extracts and scented with pure essential oils. Plus, this brand is so accessible and I find it at many of my weekly shopping stops like Target and Sprouts. Everyone carries not only essential oils, but also a wide variety of essential oil products. 

For my first review of Everyone essential oils, I am going to focus on some of their essential oils that I have tried as well as their hand soaps. To me, the essential oils are the core of their collection. Plus, hand soaps...those are just products that I use every day. So, I love a good one formulated with essential oils. I am just on the tip of the iceberg of exploring this brand! They have so much to offer including: bath salts, hand soaps, hand sanitizers, body lotions, shower gels, and more! 

For over 20 years EO Products has inspired daily rituals of self-care with eco-conscious and luxurious body, skin and personal products. Launched in 2012, Everyone from EO Products is a line of fun and affordable personal care products made for every day, every body and every budget.


To find out more about some of Everyone from EO Products essential oils and hand soaps, please click "read more" below!

Monday, October 16, 2017

My Hands are Thanking Me! Loving Gloves in A Bottle +SPF 15 Shielding Lotion: GIVEAWAY

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Hello Lovelies! I am excited to announce that I am now a Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion Ambassador. 

I discovered this product a few years ago and am glad to have cycled back into using it! There is no question, using a shielding lotion is different...and effective! 

What is a Shielding Lotion?
So, the big question...what excactly is a shielding lotion? Here is what Gloves in a Bottle has to say about that:

A Shielding Lotion is a lotion that bonds with the outer layer of skin cells, enhancing the skin's ability to retain natural oils and moisture and assisting in the skin's ability to protect against irritants, harsh soaps and other common household and cosmetic products that strip moisture out of the skin.

Shielding Lotions create a protective barrier with the outer layer of skin, allowing the skin to heal from within by its own oils, lipids and moisture. This can truely treat your dry skin by maintaining the integrity of the outer/protective layer of the skin and preventing moisture loss. It really is like a "glove"! 

I am super excited about Gloves in A Bottle + SPF 15 Shielding Lotion! With this product, you get all of the benefits of using a Shielding Lotion plus you get SPF 15 protection. This product will help protect against sunburn and the signs of premature aging...plus, it can prevent wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. In addition to the Active sunscreens combined the product also contains nourishing Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Arnica, Comfrey, Chamomile, and Yarrow to keep your skin smooth, soft, and nicely hydrated! 

As ya'll might know, I am  a big believer in using daily SPF. Your hands are one area of your body that are constantly exposed to sunlight. Using a daily shielding lotion with SPF will protect you from the sun, keep your skin healthy and soft, and you will also get the anti-aging benefit of SPF protection. Honestly, I might never go without this now that I am using it!

I love that the product sinks right in with no greasy residue nor heavy scent. Consistant use has left my skin feeling so soft with no dry patches! I keep a bottle in my handbag for frequent re-application throughout the day. 

There is no question, Gloves in A Bottle + SPF 15 Shielding Lotion is just different! It goes beyond traditional hand creams as it really creates a shield for your skin...just like a glove. It works and I am completely hooked. 

GIVEAWAY:

The Prize:
One winner will get One Gloves in a Bottle +SPF  3.4oz  Tube

The Rules:
Please enter using Rafflecopter Giveaway form below. You must follow @shieldinglotion (Instagram)  and do a few more things to enter (please see form below).

You must be 18 years old or have your parents permission to enter. Prize fullfillment is via Gloves in a Bottle. Pammy Blogs Beauty is not responsible for prizes nor prizes lost in mail. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize subject to availabliltiy. False enteries will be disqualified.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links

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Looking to find super cute Halloween and Holiday leggings? Be sure to check out the latest styles at My LaLa Leggings! They have super cute patterns plus a huge assortment of non-Holiday pattern Leggings (plus solid colors, too, if prints are your thing)! Shipping is FREE! 





Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is thrilled that the perfumers at Scent Trunk created a custom fragrance just for her based on her actual scent preferences. It's a must for scent lovers and the perfect affordable holiday gift too!

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares some of the best hair trends from New York Fashion Week with Tresseme!

Our friends at Beauty Junkees are committed to supporting Breast Cancer Research. To that end, they are donating 20% of the sales price of a select group of products and the items will ship free.

Read Prime Beauty's review of these great products that also do good.

Have you checked out GLOSSYBOX Beauty Boxes lately? If not, one look at their October box is all you will need to see why Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t wait for their November box!

Are you a nail polish lover? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone bit her nails for 30 years. By the looks of her KBShimmer collection you can see that she's over that bad habit!

I'm sure many of you like to use pretty patterned makeup tools. See the Vintage Cosmetics line that Stacie of Makeup Obsessed Mom recently discovered. It's both pretty and affordable.

Pre Heels is a new innovative foot spray that protects your feet from all manners of pain. Polarbelle brings you the best thing to happen to feet since...well, ever.

It isn't often that Christa from Realizing Beauty gets wooed by drugstore makeup but the Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection has swept her off her feet.

15 Minute Beauty loves Chanel nail polish, but hated the chipping. Until now! She can get 5 days of wear from her Chanel manicure! Here's how she does it!



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SPF is not just for Summer: Protect Year-Round with Australian Gold Botanical

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SPF is not just for Summer: Protect Year-Round with Australian Gold Botanical:
As I have mentioned before, SPF protection is not just for Summer! As we transition into Fall weather and Fall temps, we can't stop wearing SPF protection. Sure, the weather is cooler and the sun doesn't always feel as "strong" as summer. However, those damaging rays are still shining down! We must keep ourselves protected. 

So, how do we make sure that our SPF protection doesn't "slip" with the season change? Just be sure to apply SPF daily as part of your routine. I always slather SPF on any area of skin that is exposed or not covered with clothing. When you apply in the mornings, you just know there is at least 1 layer of SPF protection no matter what you might do on a particular day (and of course, if you are outside a lot then please do reapply!). 

Austrialian Gold has a fantastic new line of Botanical Sunscreens. I am totally loving them. From their high protection to the high-end look of their packaging, you must check out this line. Plus, the products have such a nice citrus-y scent that is so refreshing! 


Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Mineral Lotions SPF 30 & SPF 50 ($14.99)
This sunscreen features a non-greasy, antioxidant rich formula that provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. The formula also uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to provide a non-chemical sun protection option, with a powder-like matte-finish that’s never greasy.
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Eucalyptus to calm, reinvigorate and oxygenate skin
  • Protein packed Red Algae to nourish with Vitamin A and Amino Acids
  • Kakadu Plum which contains exceptional levels of Vitamin C which is known to help protect against free radical damage
  • Vitamin E to maintain moisturized, healthy looking skin
  • Eco conscious formulations:
  • Packaging is designed to use as few materials as possible in a recyclable container to reduce any potential waste.
  • Reef Friendly Formulas are free of Oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, Petrolatum, PABA, SLS, Dyes and Oils
  • Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested, Not tested on animals
  • Citrus Oasis fragrance with notes of Pineapple and Pomegranate

Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Natural Spray SPF 30 & SPF 50 ($14.99)
This product is a natural spray that delivers a refreshing, powdery-clean feel in a convenient 360° continuous spray. It features a non-sticky, antioxidant rich formula that provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection with Certifi­ed Organic Alcohol for a naturally luxurious sunscreen experience.
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Eucalyptus to calm, reinvigorate and oxygenate skin
  • Protein packed Red Algae to nourish with Vitamin A and Amino Acids
  • Kakadu Plum which contains exceptional levels of Vitamin C which is known to help protect against free radical damage
  • Vitamin E to maintain moisturized, healthy looking skin
  • Eco conscious formulations: Packaging is designed to use as few materials as possible in a recyclable container to reduce any potential waste
  • Formulas are free of oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, PABA, SLS, dyes, oils and gluten
  • Hypoallergenic , Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested, Not tested on animals
  • Citrus Oasis fragrance with notes of Pineapple and Pomegranate


Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion ($12.99)
This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel, while the subtle tint seamlessly blends into any skin tone yet washes away with water. Specially designed for sensitive facial skin, this lotion won't clog pores and is fragrance free. It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Discover the non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold® Botanical Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVA Protection
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Key Ingredients: Eucalyptus to calm, reinvigorate and oxygenate skin, Protein packed Red Algae to nourish with Vitamin A and Amino Acids, Kakadu Plum which contains exceptional levels of Vitamin C which is known to help protect against free radical damage, and Vitamin E to maintain moisturized, healthy looking skin
  • Eco conscious formulations: Packaging is designed to use as few materials as possible in a recyclable container to reduce any potential waste. Reef Friendly Formulas are free of Oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, Petrolatum, PABA, SLS, Dyes and Oils
  • Hypoallergenic , Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested, Not tested on animals
  • Fragrance-Free
While I like all of these new products from the Australian Gold Botanical line, the Face Sunscreen SPF 50 is a real stand-out for me. My skin always does the best with mineral-based sunscreens. So, this particular formula really agrees with me. The SPF 50 is fantastic protection for days spent outdoors and the tint of the formula is somewhat perfecting on my skin. I am super pleased with this for the face!!! 

Be sure to check out the whole line of Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreens soon! 



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New York Fashion Week Trends: Effortless Hair Looks at NYFW by TRESemmé

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New York Fashion Week Trends: Effortless Hair Looks at NYFW by TRESemmé
New York Fashion Week is the event to look to for upcoming fashion, makeup, and hair trends. Effortless hair is in! However, as we all know...it does take effort to look this effortless, lol! I have some great tips for you below from New York Fashion Week's offical sponsor: TRESemmé. Be sure you check out the how-to's below and note the products used to create each look. These are gorgeous hair looks and ones that I will certainly be recreating, too! 

As you feel the first signs of Fall in the air, consider a few wild and windblown looks to try for your weekend festivities straight from today’s runway.




MY ‘DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME’ HAIR” FROM JILL STUART:

“Create extra volume by using your fingertips to tease hair. The final result is not only voluminous, but touchable and soft” - Odile Gilbert, TRESemmé NYFW Stylist

STEP 1: Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo and Conditioner to protect hair against heat and styling damage.

STEP 2: Work TRESemmé TRES Two Mousse through damp hair and blow-dry, starting at the roots and working through to the tip. Once dry, spray TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo at the roots in 2” sections.

STEP 3: Curl 2” sections around the crown of the head and tease the roots of the curled sections. Spray hair with TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Spray and work fingers through curls to create soft waves.

STEP 4: Tease ends of the hair to create overall volume and braid a section of the hair next to each ear. Run fingers through hair to create a tousled look.

Tools used: Curling iron


MY ‘IT TAKES EFFORT TO LOOK THIS EFFORTLESS’ HAIR” FROM REBECCA MINKOFF
“Take large vertical sections for the most natural finish”- Justine Marjan, TRESemmé Global Stylist

STEP 1: Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo and Conditioner to protect hair against breakage

STEP 2: Create a clean, center part and prep hair with the TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray

STEP 3: Apply the TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo to create extra volume and texture, then spray the TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Spray all over hair for added hold

STEP 4: After applying hair spray, brush through hair with a smoothing brush, then use a 1 ¼ ghd Soft Curve Curling Iron in alternate directions on small strands of hair

STEP 5: Take the right side of hair and twist away from the face, then shake up strands in between hands; repeat on opposite side

STEP 6: Finish with the TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Spray for extra hold and grip


Tools used: ghd Soft Curve Curling Iron


MY ‘I WILL NOT BE READY IN 5 MINS’ HAIR” FROM JONATHAN SIMKHAI
“Using your fingertips to rake your hair will create more natural and wild texture” - Odile Gilbert, TRESemmé NYFW Stylist

STEP 1: Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo and Conditioner to protect hair against breakage

STEP 2: Spritz generously with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray and rough dry hair

STEP 3: Section hair into small handfuls and curl tightly around a 3/8 inch curling iron creating ringlets, repeat until all the hair is curled

STEP 4: Break apart and comb out with fingertips and spray hair all over with TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing  Dry Shampoo to create wild texture

STEP 5: Take the top half of hair and separate into two sections, twist the sections across each other and knot, fasten with French pins

STEP 6: Wrap the ends of hair from the knot and pin around the head like a crown

STEP 7: To finish sporadically pull out some fine hairs around the face to frame it and secure with TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Spray.

Tools used: 3/8 inch curling iron, comb, French pins

Have fun recreating these looks! :) 



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