August 7, 2016

Summer Beauty Edit


We are in August. How did this happen? Well summer is not over yet, and I wanted to share some beauty favorites that I have been using all season long. From lips to nails to taking makeup off, I have some tried and true picks to share with you!


Soap & Paper Factory Petite Perfume Oils $16
How gorgeous are these perfume oils from Soap & Paper Factory? They smell just as beautiful as they look! Made from only the finest ingredients, these premium oils hydrate the skin while leaving it lightly fragranced. The scents are housed in sleek, shatter-proof bottles that slip easily into your travel bag. Simply roll the scent onto your pressure points for the perfect touch of fragrance. These boxes! Wouldn't they make the perfect gift? Available in Verbena, Green Tea, Jasmine, Gardenia and Lavender.


Left to Right above: The Lemon Verbena Perfume Oil has notes of Lemongrass, Verbena, and Citrus. It is loaded with sunshine and all things positive, will brighten your day, and uplift your spirits. It is very lemon-ey and perky! 

The Green Tea Perfume Oil has notes of Green Tea, Basil, and Anise. This combination will leave you feeling refreshed and happy. It is understated, but you can still pick up that citrus in the scent. This one is very spa-like.

The Gardenia Perfume Oil has notes of Gardenia, Coconut, and Citrus. Gardenia signifies secret love. It is mysterious and sensual, and possesses a fragrance like no other. The subtle hint of Coconut and Citrus will bring you right to the Island of Sunshine. If you like floral, this is your pick. I can smell the gardenia over any of the other scents in this one. so feminine!


Trust Fund Beauty
Have you ever tried a cleverly-named nail polish or lipstick because the name simply caught your eye? Of course you did. Trust Fund Beauty is transforming the beauty industry with fun, luxe, fabulous colors that come with entertaining, out-of-the box names. Bonus, both the nail polish and lipstick line are free of dangerous toxins, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan. 

Lipgasm Lip Gloss $18
For girls who just want to have fun, their lip gloss is like liquid sunshine in a bottle. Each moisturizing, non-sticky pigmented gloss perfectly captures her mood whether she’s feeling “Unprofessional” or ready for some “Weekend Antics.” I tried it in "Pretentious Pout" which is a muted baby pink shade. This formula knocked it out of the park. Love!

Nail Polish $15
Trust Fund Beauty’s new line of nail polish stands out in the crowd with sensuous colors and witty, unapologetic names like “Adult Content,” “Dirty Thoughts,” and “Going Commando.” The pink shade that screams summer which I tried is "Hot in the Hamptons." On your toes? Oh yes. Summer will never end when you wear this shade. 


Mally Beauty 
Mally, oh how I love me some Mally. She is fabulous and she knows makeup like no one else. It’s hard to pair down your makeup in the summer, but it’s also hard to find products that will help you achieve a gorgois look without leaving your skin looking oily. Luckily, Mally Beauty has all of the products you need to look amazing. 


H3 Lip Gloss $20
Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss gives you a stunning shine. This isn't a wimpy lip gloss where you barely see color. You get fierce coverage, plus hydration! Filled with antioxidants and plenty of moisture, these glosses will leave your lips feeling full of shine. Great for summer, it is long lasting color. What do the three H's stand for? Hydration, Hydration, Hydration! So Mally. I tried the muted but stunning Pink Daisy, and the berry-licious Orchid Berry.


Poreless Face Defender $40
This next product I kid you not, I have been using for years. It has replaced my translucent powder and I would never face a summer without it. Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender diffuses the look of pores and fine lines. Seriously. It is like they disappear. Feather-light and clear as water, the formula protects your makeup without the ashy feel of powder, leaving skin with a flawlessly matte finish. Simply pat it onto the skin to set and shield your makeup all day. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. I swear by this stuff!


Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadow $25
Building on the success of Mally’s smudge-proof, transfer-proof, crease-proof Evercolor Shadow Sticks, this reformulation adds another level of hydration making them anti-aging too. Mally's Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra is the queen of multi-tasking. Your look will stay fierce from the minute you put it on until you decide to take it off! You get thirty seconds of playtime before the shadow sets, so you can blur or blend in any way you like. Then it stays on! I tried the regal shades of Royal Plum and Marina. So pretty! Go for a sheer wash of color, or layer for more intensity.


Stowaway Cosmetics Essential Eye Palette $25
Stowaway Cosmetics is a beauty brand built on the philosophy that makeup should fit into women’s lives. Think stowaway, small, travel sized! You can take these products with you anywhere. "Stow" them in your bag and never leave home without beauty essentials. I tried the Essential Eye Palette, which is the size of a credit card!


This small eye palette does it all, with 8 mix and match shades. The lightweight powders are buildable color to create your ideal look. The natural shades go with all skin tones. The matte shades (above right) are designed for all brow colors and the black shade can even be used as a liner. Shimmers (above left) can also be used for highlighting and contouring. Talk about multi-tasking! The palette comes with a dual-sized brush fit for shadow, brows and liner. Any woman can simplify her daily touch-ups or go from day-to-night with this modern essential.


Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes $7
Get magnified eyes in two easy, mess-free steps. Rimmel London has a spectacular 2-in-1 eye pencil that delivers ultra-intense, long lasting color for stand-out eye-looks. At $7 or less each, you can highlight, sculpt, and accentuate your eyes with a double dose of rich, high-pigment color. So smart, the dual-tipped pen features a stay true shadow at one end and a 24 hour kohl kajal liner at the other, which can be used on both the lash and water line. The creaseproof, transferproof and waterproof formula means your magnif’icent eye-looks stay put and looks fresh all day.


The 2-in-1 eye pencil is available in five strong shade combos in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes. One combo I tried is Pink & Purple Rain. Create a powerfully pretty eye with the matte plum liner and glittering sugar pink shadow. I mean look at that shimmer! And that perfect plum-ey purple is everything. I love the sharp tip of the liner.


Rose gold anyone? I also tried the stunning Kissed by a Rose Gold! This one is a gorgeous rose gold eyeshadow paired with a bronze brown eyeliner. I use the bronze brown eyeliner all the time. When I am feeling a little bold, I add some of the stunning rose gold into my eye look.


Arbonne
Bold, brushed up brows have emerged as one of this season's mega-trends. Arbonne has just launched new products to help achieve these timeless trends. From the runways to the beach, bold brows have been everywhere. So raise a brow to these easy to use brow products.


Shape It Up Brow Pencil $32
The current brow look is full but piece-y. Choosing a pencil with a built in spoolie to brush brows upward, makes things easy. The Arbonne Shape It up Brow Pencil (above middle and right) delivers a feathery effect plus definition. With larch and green tea complex to help brows look fuller, this retractable pencil comes in three natural-looking shades to match all hair colors and tones. I tried it in medium, which was a good match for me.

Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream $32
Taming unruly brows is a must this season. Arbonne Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream (above left) tames unruly hairs and fills out empty spaces. Choose from two natural-looking shades to tame and tint unruly brows. The formula glides on smoothly for a natural feel. I like the specially designed mini brush. Sometimes brow brush products have a large spoolie which can make for tricky application. This one ensures controlled application because of the small size.


WUNDEREXTENSIONS Lash Extension & Volumizing Mascara $22
Craving lashes for days? Here you go. WUNDEREXTENSIONS Lash Extension & Volumizing Mascara is one product with two great benefits. Achieving a dramatic, lengthy and luscious lash is possible with the Dual-Formula Technology. In just two minutes, this technology claims to accelerate lash growth in just two weeks of daily use.


This Lash Extension & Volumizing Mascara is so unique. I have not seen anything like this before. First you can see it is blue and black mixed together. That is because of the Dual-Formula Technology! 

The ‘Blue’ Volumizing Technology covers each lash with advanced “micro-hydra-tubes.” These microhydra-tubes treat and surround each lash with hydration and nourishment, thickening each lash for a voluminous look, preparing them to be coated by the ‘Black’ Extension Technology.

The ‘Black’ Extension Technology works on two levels, immediate and long term. Mini tinted 3-Dimensional lash extensions (with varied lengths and widths to mimic the look of real hair) are applied to each lash creating tremendous length immediately. 


Finally, what goes on must come off. As much as we love makeup, taking it off at the end of the day is such a hassle! No matter how much you wash, scrub and wipe, it seems almost impossible to wash off every last bit of mascara, eyeliner and foundation. I had a chance to try two that I love this summer.

Sesderma Sensyses Cleanser Classic $20
This makeup remover for face and eyes cleans, evens the skin tone, and brings vitality. It is suitable for all skin types. It removes makeup, cleanses and balances the skin, while supplying essential fatty acids which keep the stratum corneum healthy. I love the pump dispenser. See it above and below (left).


ClarityRx Take It Off Gentle Makeup Remover $15
This oil-free makeup remover has been specially formulated with a unique combination of aloe vera and other soothing extracts to gently dissolve and remove stubborn eye makeup without causing any irritation. It leaves the delicate skin around the eye area feeling cool and refreshed, with no oily residue. This formula can also be used as an all-over cleanser for extremely sensitive skin.

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