April 23, 2017

#MultiMisting with Pixi Beauty


Using mists has become a new favorite of mine. Pixi Beauty is the perfect place to get started if you want to learn about using beauty mists. I love using mists because they feel fantastic when you spritz them on, and they can deliver mega-benefits in an easy-to-use mist!


Glow Mist can be used to create an all-over glow. It will give you a radiant, dewy effect. Perfect for a night on the town, spritz this when you want that glowing, luminous and smooth complexion. It is enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. Not only does it give you that glow, it also hydrates, protects and nourishes. It even sets your makeup! Just shake and spritz mist over face and neck.


Next up, use the Makeup Fixing Mist as an all-over setting spray for longer-wearing makeup. It prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores. Great for those special occasions when makeup needs to stay put! The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face. Apply after makeup to set and hydrate. Focus on T-zone and cheeks, avoiding the eye area. Use it during the day to refresh your makeup too! 


Hydrating Milky Mist is a deeply hydrating mist that provides an invisible layer of skin-soothers, making it the ultimate remedy for dry skin. This light mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin. A blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid makes this rejuvenator the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup.


Finally, it's time to wake up with Vitamin Wakeup Mist! This boosting treatment toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion. The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine. It strengthens and tones, while also adding hydration and a protective veil. Perfect for summer it will cools, refresh and wake up your skin.


The fun part comes when you mix and match to find that perfect misting combination for your skincare needs! Happy spritzing!

Connect :: Visit pixibeauty.com to learn more about looking flawless in a few fuss-free moments. Connect with Pixi by Petra via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Buy It :: You can purchase these beauty mists via pixibeauty.com or at a Target store near you!

Beauty Box 5 March 2017 Subscription Box Review


Beauty Box 5 delivers a box filled with at least five cosmetic samples every month. Subscribers receive a mixture of luxury, recognizable, niche, and even vegan brands that cater to every skin type. Every box includes a selection of makeup, hair care, skin care, nail care, fragrances, and beauty accessories. Here is what I received in my March 2017 Beauty Box 5. The theme? Lash Bash.


Sweep // Set of 5 Lashes + Lash Helper
Here is your chance to play with falsies! This month's box came with five sets of Sweep lashes that have a retail value of $15. They even included the lash helper to perfectly place them on your lash line!


Bellapierre Cosmetics // Cosmetic Glitter
This cosmetic glitter can be applied with a mixing medium or directly to skin, eyelids, hair, lips and even your bubble bath! The ultra-fine grains are perfect for adding some versatile sparkle to your look without irritation.


Manna Kadar // Lash Primer
Going for a natural look without the falsies? Lash primer is a clear, base coat that naturally lengthens and bulks up lashes before application of mascara. The creamy formula features proteins and hydration for hair follicles and prevents mascara from flaking.


Prestige Cosmetics // True Metals Eyeshadow
With either wet or dry application, these eyeshadows create a foiled look with their metallic finish and pigmented hues. Apply all over your lid with your favorite flat brush or fingers. My only complaint? It seems I receive these in several beauty boxes lately.
 

Subscribe :: You can subscribe to Beauty Box 5 for $12. Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription, so there are twelve boxes available per year.


7 Spring Nail Care Tips


Spring is here! How do your nails look after being dry and brittle all winter? Keep your hands and nails 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.


Tip #1 // 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.


Tip #2 // 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.

Tip #3 // 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.

Tip #4 // To keep your hand and nails looking and feeling fabulous, these luxurious products from Lauren B. Beauty are the ultimate in nail care innovation.


This is an eco-friendly exfoliator, potent anti-ager, and hydrator in one! You can brighten, soothe, heal chapping and protect your hands against environmental damage. Vitamin E, Aloe Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Swiss-derived green apple stem cells combine to revive and smooth the thin skin on your hands. I have been using it during my manicure and I love the fresh, youthful look I get in under a minute!

Tip #6 // Rub on Lauren B. Beauty Polishing Hand Scrub, after removing polish to help soften ragged cuticles, lift nail staining, and create a smooth canvas for fresh nail polish. Then use once a day to keep hands silky and glowing all year long! Keep a tube in the shower and one by the sink.

This ultra-rich lightweight cuticle oil is a custom blend of 12 ultra-pure plant, nut and flower oils designed to quickly hydrate your dry cuticles. It is packed with amino-acids which promotes healing and revival to hands in need. I use it all the time to keep my cuticles soft and hydrated.

Tip #7 // Apply a liberal amount of Lauren B. Beauty Cuticle Oil, using the brush applicator. Concentrate at the base of your nails near the cuticle. Next, rub the remaining oil into your hands. Lastly, if painting your nails, wash your hands and nails with soap and warm water to remove oils prior to painting.

This hand creme is a super rich indulgence. Laced with antioxidants, peptides, and amino acids, this remarkably non-greasy hydrator leaves hands ridiculously smooth and soft. A special delivery system ensures that moisturizing agents sink in fast to plump and soothe for hours. And the heavenly orchid and peony scent alone will make you want a lifetime supply. Really, it smells so good!


Try this serum for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow. This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength. Brush it directly onto your nails before applying polish, or on bare nails once or twice a day. I have had such trouble growing my nails out this winter. Finally with the help of Lauren B.'s nail growth serum, they are beginning to grow again!


Connect :: Visit laurenbbeauty.com to check out more luxury nail couture. You can also connect with Lauren B. Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Spring Renewal with Jan Marini Hyla3D

This post is powered by BrandBacker, but all opinions are 100% my own.


I love incorporating products with hyaluronic acid into my skincare routine. It is a major component for overall healthy skin that has youthful volume and hydration. It also seems to be that magical ingredient that does wonders for my skin. So when I was contacted to try the new Hyla3D HA Activating Complex from Jan Marini Skin Research, I was all in!


This advanced hyaluronic acid anti-aging formulation works in 3 modes to address the needs of healthy, hydrated and rejuvenated skin. Hyla3D HA Activating Complex contains multiple molecular weights and forms of HA that result in deep penetration and rapid, long-lasting, continual hydration. It also has advanced technologies to enhance native HA within the skin. Peptides and antioxidants also boost collagen and elastin. As a result, Hyla3D restores hydration and 3-dimensional volume, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, contoured look.


Whether we like it or not, age and sun damage diminish the body’s ability to replenish and maintain youthful levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, leading to loss of volume and visible signs of aging. So Hyla3D takes this 3-dimensional approach to restore skin’s hydration, youthful volume, smoothness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Smart!


Hyla3D HA Activating Complex makes my skin look and feel wonderful! I apply it just before my moisturizer. It absorbs almost instantly, so it is easy to layer under makeup. It tightens up your skin and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. Hyla3D is definitely a part of my updated skincare routine!


Visit the Spring Renewal Raffle page to locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes! You can take advantage of some great savings and enter to win Jan Marini products while you are at it.


Connect :: Visit janmarini.com to learn more about a recognized leader and innovator in skin care. You can also connect with Jan Marini on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Buy It :: You can purchase the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex for $125.

Win It :: Click HERE to locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes!

April 22, 2017

Hygge Relaxation Essentials


How much hygge do you have in your life? If this is question is leaving you asking, what is hygge - it is simply a Norwegian term for wellbeing. The Guardian calls it "a feeling of calm togetherness and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, perhaps illuminated by the gentle flicker of candlelight". I also like this definition.


Whatever it is, the Danish people have it and they remain the world’s happiest people. It is about creating an atmosphere that makes you happy. Embody the hygge lifestyle with these relaxation essentials.


What's more hygge than filling your home with the inviting aroma of this "smells like Aveda" limited-edition candle? You will also be filling your heart because each purchase of this special candle helps bring clean water to those in need. This soy wax candle transports the senses with a spice Madagascar-inspired aroma to create a sanctuary at home. It's that signature Aveda pure-fume aroma of certified organic vanilla, cinnamon, ylang ylang and other pure flower and plant essences. It smells so good! Light it anytime to create a hygge sanctuary.


Treat yourself to an indulgent face mask during hygge. TULA’s exfoliating treatment mask gently exfoliates and purifies skin, revealing a glowing complexion. Probiotic technology leaves skin nourished and balanced. This dual-phased treatment gently exfoliates, decongests, and deeply purifies skin to reveal an even, glowing complexion. Lactic acid and Bentonite clay gently peel away impurities, dead skin, and debris. While plant-based, biodegradable beads release hydrating nutrients including Jojoba and Vitamin E to heal and calm skin. So relaxing!


As part of the Ritual of Laughing Buddha Collection, Ritual's Fortune Oil contains the uplifting scents of Sweet Orange and Cedar to produce a warm, mood enhancing fragrance. Not only will this oil’s aroma fill you with happiness, it will also leave your skin beautifully soft and hydrated. The unique formula turns into a silky soft foam when it comes into contact with water. Just apply the shower oil on dampened skin and massage with a rotating movement until it transforms into a silky soft foam, then rinse off with luke warm water.


Refreshed and revitalized is how your skin will feel after using Hammam Delight shower foam, also from Rituals. It contains the natural and aromatic ingredients of eucalyptus and rosemary. Simply squeeze a small amount of gel into your hand, massage it into your skin and watch it transform into a rich, creamy, moisturizing foam. I love this stuff and a little goes a long way!


Rituals delivers hygge essentials all year long. There are always limited edition collections, like the Ritual of Light collection from this past winter. Now that we are well into spring, the latest collection to discover is Express Your Soul. It combines the invigorating properties of Verbena with the floral citrus scent of Petitgrain. I would love to try it!


WelleCo’s Super Elixir Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea is made of a natural and effective blend of herbs that are perfect when you need a moment of zen, aka hygge. It contains lemon balm, passionflower and mango flower to create a soothing drink. It is the perfect way to de-stress. Sip on it before bed if you have difficulty sleeping, but it is also effective during the day when you need stillness and calm.


After showing is one of the most hygge moments of the day. Make it extra luxurious with the AQUIS Waffle Luxe Turban. It is designed for thick, coarse, and porous hair of all lengths. It is made with an innovative fabric that possesses superior water-wicking capabilities. This hair turban allows your hair to dry quickly and gently. You also get less friction, frizz, and damage because you are completely hands free. Go ahead, sip on your tea while your hair dries.


Wash your hands the hygge way with pure Provencal lavender. This natural antiseptic creates a surprisingly light, velvety lather that cleans without stripping. Moisturizing botanicals leave hands quenched and smooth, while high-tech botanical hydrators soften skin, working instantly to tackle dryness. The relaxing botanical scent is both de-stressing and aromatherapeutic. Get advanced skin care technology in this luxurious hand wash from Philip B.


Also from Philip B is this warming, energizing body wash that revives your senses and leaves your skin silky and glowing. The Chai Latte body wash moisturizes, cleanses and soothes with pure honey and milk proteins. The invigoration comes from a deliciously spicy blend of nourishing extracts. Work it into a rich, velvety lather.


The mojito votive from Malin+Goetz features an earth-friendly blend of waxes including beeswax, vegetable, and soy. This candle is synthesized with notes of fresh lime and mint to instantly uplift and arouse the senses and spirits. It enlivens, energizes and awakens any environment with the stimulation of fresh and cool. Inspired by the iconic mojito cocktail, the top notes are lime, mint leaves, and peppery basil, a heart of spearmint and chinese mint, with a base note of white musk. I find the scent calming with a hint of sassy.


Have you tried coloring to relax and unwind? These beautiful coloring books are just what you need for a hygge girls night in. Suzy Toronto and Vera Bradley both created brands that speak (mostly) to girls and women, inspiring them to embrace their inner beauty. Now you can color fun designs from Suzy Toronto and beautiful patterns from Vera Bradley.


The latest coloring book from Suzy Toronto is Tingle Boots, stating loud and proud that "life is better in boots" ... and we all know that to be true. A new pair of boots can make your heart tingle and your spirit soar, just like this wild and wacky coloring book. Her fun and distinctive illustrations will inspire you to be brave, be strong, and live a life worth coloring! Suzy's uplifting words and delightfully zany characters encourage you to chase your dreams in the cutest pair of boots you own.


If Suzy Toronto is a bit much for your hygge, embrace the iconic American lifestyle brand Vera Bradley. From bags to clothing to accessories, Vera Bradley's exquisite patterns have adorned an impressive line of products. Now, the Fort Wayne fashion brand is proud to unveil something new: coloring books.


Choose from the Vera Bradley Floral Patterns Coloring Book or the Vera Bradley Paisley Patterns Coloring Book and color in your favorite Vera Bradley patterns! Bring your favorite Vera Bradley patterns to life with a pop of gorgeous color. Create something beautiful every day with these inspiring coloring books. These Vera Bradley coloring books feature authentic designs. Each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. Perforated pages detach easily from the book, perfect for sharing with friends.


These hygge relaxation essentials will have you feeling zen from head to toe. The Danish concept of hygge embodies the feeling of cozy and well-being. It is the perfect way to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.


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