Winter is gone! Spring is here! Time to say goodbye to dry hands! Say Hello to Lauren B. Beauty Hand and Nail Products!

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Spring is here, and that means warmer weather and no more dry hands. Luckily, you can keep your hands and nails in-tact and looking healthy with these tips from Skyy Hadley and products from Lauren B. Beauty!
Many people don’t realize, but taking care of your cuticles is the best way to keep your nails looking their best. Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, is a firm believer in tending to your cuticles for strong and lustrous nails. Follow her tips below for the best results:

  • Always use a cuticle oil/cream. Having dry, scraggly cuticles is not a good look and may even make you want to pick them, which can lead to a bacterial infection. Using a cuticle oil can make your manicure last longer. Keeping the nail beds and areas around your nails moisturized will make the nail polish stay in place longer. A cuticle oil is a great way to make a two day old manicure look like you just walked out of the salon
  • If you don’t have cuticle oil or cream available, you can use anything from your kitchen! Olive oil, baby oil, or even Vaseline are quick go-to solutions
  • NEVER cut your cuticles, they should only be pushed back. Cuticles are designed to protect your fingers from infections, and bacteria. You should only cut the dry skin around the nail and not the actual cuticles themselves

To keep your hand and nails looking and feeling fabulous, these luxurious products from Lauren B. Beauty are the ultimate in nail care innovation:

  • Lauren B. Beauty Cuticle Oil ($20)

This one is a real beauty-must! I  love this one!

  • Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm ($30)
  • Lauren B. Beauty Nourishing Hand Crème ($24)

I received a sample of this and I simply love it! It instantly leaves my hands feeling softer! My skin really does get dried out in the Winter so I am thrilled about how well this product works!

 

Self Disclosure: Thank you to Skyy Hadley for the wonderful beauty tips! I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and info was also provided.

Spring is here! Spring Time Beauty Must-Haves!

Spring is here! Spring is here!

Although it is raining today here in Southern California, I am thrilled that Spring is here!

Winter dry skin will soon go away and time for Pedicures and more days at the beach! Here are my favorite beauty products for this Season!

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AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel ($35.00 at aquis.com and sephora.com)
Waffle Luxe sounds like she might ‘go on a bit’. Indeed, with increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. Great for African and Asian hair. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

I really love this one! It really does work great on getting rid of frizz!

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Infiniti PRO by Conair Ultimate Root Booster Collection ($9.99 at target.com and ulta.com)
A collection of six root-boosting brushes, each designed with a vented barrel for up to 50% more airflow for ultra-fast drying. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots, creating unparalleled volume, bounce, and body.

This has quickly become my to-go-to brush!

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I so love this product! It leaves my skin feeling refreshed throughout the day!

Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist ($24.99 at cvs.com and riteaid.com)
Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.

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Oh My! Are you looking for a face product that will leave your skin feeling firmer? This one is for you!

DDF Advanced Firming Cream ($130.00 at ddfskincare.com)
Advanced formula contains the breakthrough Tumeric Complex, with glycerin, zinc and copper, that hydrates to firm and tighten, provides antioxidant protection for the moisture barrier, and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.

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This one will leave your skin feeling much softer! I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it! Goodbye Winter skin!

MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil ($82.00 at malinandgoetz.com)
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.

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This is a great product! I just love applying my foundation with this one! It is simple to use and even easy to clean!

The Makeup Drop ($20.00 at makeupdrop.com)

The Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator.
How To Use:
Simply apply primer, foundation, powder, cream blush or any other complexion product directly to either side of the MakeupDrop™ and blend across the face for flawless results.
How To Clean:
The MakeupDrop™ is easily cleaned with soap and water, and is perfect for those who hate messy makeup fingers!

Look for all my Spring favorites!

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to feature in this beauty post and photos/info were provided.

Beauty Week at Whole Foods Market! Mark your Calendar for March March 22 – 28! Special Opportunity: “hello, beauty” bag Giveaway!

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From March 22 – 28, Whole Foods Market is hosting their third annual “Beauty Week,” which means 25% off all cosmetics and facial care in our stores! (Pro tip: if you’re a fan of Trilogy products, they are an EXTRA 25% off during this time, too!)

On Friday, March 24, they will also be offering a limited edition “hello, beauty” bag while supplies last. It’s a $90 value, but will be sold for $18. Here’s what’s included in the bag:

  • Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Facial Mask (full size!)
  • Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
  • Dermae Hydrating Night Creme
  • Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
  • evanhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm (full size!)
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive
  • Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara (full size!)
  • Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Oil
  • Pacifica Devocean Tenderness Lipstick (full size!)
  • Weleda Soothing Facial Lotion
  • Whole Foods Market Peony Mint Blackberry Hand Cream (full size!)

Their curated beauty bag is a great choice for those looking to clean up their beauty routine. For clean beauty aficionados and newbies alike, the bag is a perfect way to try products from up-and-coming brands like evanhealy and get your tried-and-true favorites from Dr. Hauschka and Mineral Fusion.

The bag itself is made from organic cotton and handcrafted by talented artisans in India using traditional techniques of dabu indigo mud-printing, power loom weaving and hand-tasseling.

Don’t live near a store? Beauty fans across the USA can enter to win a “hello, beauty” bag by sharing their favorite clean beauty products on Instagram or Twitter using #CleanBeautyFaves starting March 22.

I had the opportunity to receive the “hello, beauty” bag and I am quite impressed with the bag and the products! I am amazed that there are also a more than just a few full-size products! My favorites are the Whole Foods Market Peony Mint Blackberry Hand Cream and the Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara but I also really like the Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk! I also like…well…everything in this beauty bag!  This really is a great deal!

I can’t believe what a great value the “hello, beauty” bag is! So, don’t forget to mark the date (March 24th!) on your calendar!

I do have some really exiting new to share! We have teamed up with Whole Foods Market for a giveaway! We have 3 “hello, beauty” bags to give away! Now, how cool is that?! To enter, leave a comment below telling me which product you would be most excited to try! Deadline to enter is March 22nd, 2017 at noon PST. Three winners will randomly be selected via Random.org. (*US residents only, please).

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free “hello, beauty” bag to facilitate this feature and info/photo image was also provided. No other compensation was received.

 

Spring time Beauty Must-Haves from Olay!

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It’s almost Spring! I am ready to leave the cold Winter behind! Here are some of my favorite beauty products for the Spring!

I love the Olay Body Wash! My favorite is the Olay fresh outlast purifying birch water & lavender Body Wash! I love the fragrance and that it doesn’t dry out my skin! It actually leaves my skin feeling softer! I also like the Olay ultra moisture shea butter Body Wash. This one also leaves my skin feeling softer!

Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream       Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate (2)

The next two products are beauty must-buys for your face!

I am a big fan of the Olay Luminous product line up and the Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream is one of my all time favorites! I love that it hydrates and evens my sin tone. I noticed a different in just a couple of months! It even fades the look of dark spots! I highly recommend! The Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate is a must! This one is used before you use a moisturizer and also reduces the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. I noticed a difference in less than a month!

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The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and  Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate are also favorites of mine! These are great anti-aging products! They may not actually remove wrinkles but they do make them less noticeable! My skin also feels softer and firmer!

Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15

And for my ultimate favorite Beauty Must for the upcoming Spring? Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15! I love that this one has sunscreen and it does not feel greasy on my skin! It also absorbs quickly in my skin and lightens up dark spots! If I had to choose only one of these amazing products, this would be the one I would choose! I love that it is fragrance free and can be used under makeup!

Look for all these Olay products at retailers where Olay products are sold! For more information go to www.Olay.com.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo images were provided.

 

Get festival-ready with these new Miracle Gel™ shades for Spring 2017 BOHEMIAN BLOOMS: SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION MIRACLE GEL™ “FESTIVAL FLORAL” COLLECTION

Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades.

 

The “Festival Floral” color collection:

 

Lilac Insomniac (new shade) – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade

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Make Me Mauve (new shade) – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve (see photo above)

I received a sample of this one and love the bright color which is just perfect for the upcoming Spring!

Aqua Chakra (new shade) – Get centered in a tempered turquoise

 

Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone (see photo below).

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Birthday Suit is another favorite of mine!

 

Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue

 

 

Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red

 

 

An innovative and award-winning development in nail color, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is a two-step, no light gel manicure system; simply apply two coats of the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so you can get the same volume and high gloss, mirror shine without the use of a UV lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then easily remove with regular nail polish remover – no soaking necessary! Sold in Duo Packs with top coat.

 

Price: $14.99.

Look for all these shades where Sally Hansen products are sold!

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and info were also provided.

 

 

 

 

Bring on Spring with new products from Sally Hansen and Rimmel London! Spring time Beauty Must-Haves!

MAGNIF’EYE YOUR EYE-LOOKS

ALL-IN-ONE PALETTE FOR NATURAL TO KNOCK-OUT EYE-LOOKS

Rimmel Introduces New Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette:

12-Pan All-in-One Eyeshadow, Liner & Highlighter Kit

 

Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro.

 

Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.

The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

 

With three on-trend shade combos to choose from, there’s a kit for every Rimmel girl:

Keep Calm & Wear Gold offers a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define. Ideal for an edgy-elegant daytime eye. Or build-up the drama to create shimmering party looks.

London Nudes Calling spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense.

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I received a sample of London Nudes Calling and I just love the shades! I love all the different looks I can create with this Eye Contouring Palette! It truly is one of my Spring Beauty to-go-to products!

 

Grunge Glamour is the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes. Be as subtle or as bold as you dare.

 

 

Presented in a chic transparent case, Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette has a contemporary look. The lid is see-through to reveal the full array of shades inside as well as two duo sponge applicators.

Get creative! Design limitless eye-looks to take you from day to night with a single kit, with Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Get the London look.

 

Price: $7.99!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this beauty post. Photo and info were provided.

Spa Week: Healthy Lifestyle Choices are the New Wave of Relaxation and Rejuvenation From April 17th-23rd indulge in Spa Week’s $50 full service treatments Bookings begin March 20th

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Natural healing methods are on the rise as antidotes for an over-connected, demanding world. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) reports that US healthcare costs are forecast to rise an average of 5.8% every year through 2025. In turn, more Americans are integrating alternative, preventative health approaches into their lifestyles. Spa Week continues its dedication of delivering the best in health and wellness year round by working with spas nationwide to transform their traditional treatments into one-of-a-kind wellness experiences for our daily lives. From April 17th – 23rd, hundreds of spas will give consumers the opportunity to explore wellness in an extraordinary and affordable way during Spa Week’s Spring 2017 Event. “A profound shift in the way people consume wellness is underway: once a luxury or “add-on”, it is now being infused into every aspect of daily life,” shares Katherine Johnston, Senior Research Fellow, GWI.

From holistic salt therapy centers to detoxify the respiratory system, to standing in a -160 degree Cryotherapy Chamber to reduce cellulite and improve circulation, these signature services – normally valued at anywhere from $100 to $500 – will be available for just $50 each. Sit back and get ready to enjoy this roller coaster ride of healthy lifestyle choices and rejuvenate with our top recommendations for Spa Week’s Spring 2017 event.

Get Salty

Looking for a natural treatment that is designed to help you purify your skin, clear your lungs and overall help you de-stress? Take a trip to visit the Hygea Wellness Co & Salt Room in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania for a Salt Therapy treatment (Spa Week $50, normally $100). There, you will bask in a quiet Salt Therapy room made of seven tons of Dead Sea salt and breathe in its surrounding salty and misty vapors. As you meditate and unwind from the outside world, the ions will draw out the pollution, infections and toxins in your body. Not only will you reap the physical benefits of improved breathing and clearer skin, you will leave feeling completely relaxed and refreshed – like a breath of fresh air.

Freezer Friendly

Does the thought of a treatment where you freeze various parts of your body leave you with chills? Well, when you stop by the Carrollton Square Spa in Texas for a 50 Minute Cryotherapy Massage (Spa Week $50, normally $100), you’ll be joining the ranks of World Champion LeBron James and actress Demi Moore in using alternative methods to improve your health and minimize your pain. Carrollton’s targeted arctic treatment uses cryosticks during the massage to remove tension, promote rapid healing, and reduce the inflammation of muscles and joints. You can also visit the RonnaSkin Day Spa in Westminster, Colorado for a 60 Minute Results-Oriented MicroNeedling Treatment with Cryotherapy (Spa Week $50, normally $107). This facial concentrates on rejuvenating and revolutionizing your skin with small icy blasts that will increase collagen production and erase wrinkles.

Face-less Facials

A facial…for your butt? Initially, we asked the same question but when we look at celebrities like J-Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian and their finely crafted assets, we can’t help but want to book an appointment at NYC’s Smooth Synergy for a Fanny Facial (Spa Week $50, normally $150). This sculpting treatment begins with an exfoliating scrub to smooth your backside, and then employs small zaps of microcurrents to your butt and upper-thighs to sculpt and lift your butt. A similar effect that you would get if you went to the gym to do squats. About an hour later, you’ll be left with a perky derriere and an overwhelming confidence to flaunt your newly contoured bottom down the street.

Escape from the Man Cave

Don’t worry guys, Spa Week isn’t just for the ladies. If you’re facing a hairy dilemma, we’ve created the perfect treatment for you. The Bearded Boss Men’s Facial (Spa Week $50, normally $75) – at NYC’s very own KUR Skin Lab. There, your beard will be attended to with a series of soothing massages while the hair is thoroughly cleansed and the skin is exfoliated and moisturized. Your beard can also get the royal treatment that it needs in Indianapolis, Indiana with Pure Image’s Burly Beard Facial (Spa Week $50, normally $75). From its invigorating facial cleanse to a soothing massage, these alluring treatments are designed to build confidence and keep the beard soft and groomed – perfect for a night out on the town.

Entering the Gemisphere

What do celebrities like Katy Perry, Adele, and Robert Downey Jr. have in common? They are all harnessing the special healing properties from crystals to ward off negative energy and promote healing and relaxation. To experience this modern day treatment, head down to The Spa at CopperWynd in Scottsdale, Arizona for an Amethyst massage (Spa Week $50, normally $120). This immersive body massage utilizes the ability of the gemstone as an infused oil to block and reduce pain. You will leave feeling physically and spiritually renewed.

Joining Spa Week for the Spring 2017 event, sponsors include skincare sponsor, Peter Thomas Roth, beauty device sponsor Clarisonic and travel sponsor, Grand Fiesta Americana- Coral Beach, Cancun. The event is co-sponsored by CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) and a portion of the proceeds from the Spring and Fall Events are donated to CancerandCareers.org.

Visitors to www.spaweek.com also have the opportunity to spread the “Gift of Wellness” by conveniently purchasing the Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week. Accepted at over 9,000 spa and wellness locations across North America, the Spa & Wellness Gift Card may be used during Spa Week or any time of the year without expiration. Recipients will have the freedom to choose from thousands of locations and services, all while knowing that you have their long-term health, balance and happiness in mind. Spa Week was created and founded by Cheryl Reid, who hails from successful careers within the luxury spa industry and publishing spheres.

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About Spa Week Media Group, Ltd.
Spa Week Media Group, Ltd. is the leading health, beauty and wellness marketing company across North America. Through its website www.spaweek.com, millions of consumers from coast to coast benefit from an abundance of resources necessary to experience a healthier, well-rounded lifestyle, 365 days a year. Since its inception in 2004, Spa Week has continued to revolutionize the industry with the success of its biannual spring and fall events with signature $50 spa services, life-changing promotions and a robust gift card program. Spa Week continues its dedication of delivering the best in health and wellness year round with its Spa & Wellness Gift Card, the premier spa gift card of choice by consumers. This gift card is accepted at over 9,000 spa and wellness locations across North America and is sold in over 60,000 retail stores nationwide including Target, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and on www.spaweek.com. It’s never been more convenient to give and enjoy the gift of wellness.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Photo and information was provided.

 

 

Beauty Must-Buy Product of the Week! NEW! RIMMEL LONDON THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICK

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The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It’s Matte lipstick that lets you have it all in one. No compromise.

 

Formula:

Rimmel is powering the matte revolution with a new volatile hybrid formula that’s been specially developed to meet your every lipstick need:

  • COMFORT & MOISTURE: A light emollient oil is combined with a liquid polymer to provide the comfortable, moisturising feel throughout wear. Feels so good!
  • NON-DRYING: The oil is absorbed on application, creating a thin film between the skin and the pigment and banishing that irritating dry sensation often felt with matte lipsticks.
  • LONG-LASTING COLOR: The formula features volatile silicon to give a smooth and even colour release, which helps to set the lipstick for superior colour wear.

 

There are 10 new matte shades.

Recommended Retail Price:     $7.99.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post.