July 1, 2018

Loving Lately

Happy summer lovelies - it is time for another loving lately post! These picks are perfect for a sensational summer! I have everything from tinted sunscreen lip balm to a fresh summer scent perfect for day and night. Check out this month's picks!

Do you want a little color with your lip protection? Um, yea. That's why Sun Bum created a tinted lip balm collection using subtle and natural tones. With names like Sunset Cove, Nude Beach, and Bonfire, you will want to keep these in your bag all summer long!

They have just the perfect hint of sun-kissed color and tons of moisturizing coconut oil. Not to mention UVA UVB broad-spectrum protection. They are even water resistant up to 80 minutes. I love them!

Also from Sun Bum, I chose the Baby Bum coconut balm. No babies here, this is just for me. Perfect for cracked hands and skin, anyone can use this plant-based multi-purpose balm to massage, pamper and soothe dry, sensitive skin.

Inspired by the Pacific islander’s coveted coconut oils infused with Tiare flower petals (monoi), it will keep summer skin smooth and moisturized. Tiare flower petals are collected by hand, then infused into coconut oil to create this coveted Tahitian oil that helps restore and nourish skin.

Speaking of coconut, the coconut + clay peel-off mask from 7th Heaven is divine. This mask from Montagne Jeunesse mixes the cleansing benefits of a clay mask with the pore refining perks of a peel-off mask. Hydrating coconut oil and calming seaweed combine to reveal deeply cleansed and nourished skin. 

At just $2 each, you can afford to use these weekly for an extra moisture boost! Key ingredients include hydrating pressed coconut oil, calming seaweed, and natural kaolin clay. Like all 7th Heaven masks, these are loaded with natural ingredients and are cruelty-free.

Made from natural and organic ingredients, my next pick is a unique vanilla-based scent from Lavanila. Vanilla Grapefruit is where juicy pink grapefruit mingles with lime, cedarwood, and of course, vanilla.

This invigorating blend of sparkling grapefruit, crisp cedarwood, fresh lime, and Madagascar vanilla is created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits. It is simply perfect for summer!

The other scent in my roundup is actually an essential oil. Ylang Ylang is a mood uplifting oil that helps bring out feelings of euphoria. Used to ease feelings of anxiety and fear, it can be relaxing. This essential oil could even be used as an antiseptic, aphrodisiac, or a sedative. I like adding a few drops to a salt bath for the ultimate in relaxation.

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and aromatherapeutic, this 100% natural rosewater cleans, nourishes and tones all in one. Ultimate Rosewater contains all of the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids found in the rosa damascena flower. Use it to cleanse, nourish, and tone the skin in one step. It will leave your skin soothed, refreshed, purified, and protected.

Oh, how I love a micellar water and this one has the benefits of rose. This exclusive rose micellar water combines gentle micellar technology and ultimate rosewater. It can remove make-up, cleanse, and soften the skin in a single step. Enriched with rose water for pleasant soothing effect, it instantly traps all impurities and traces of makeup without disturbing the natural skin moisture. Your skin is left feeling fresh and soft with a smooth glow.

Skip a step getting ready with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer. This primer and moisturizer in one is so perfect for summer. Primerizer delivers 24-hour hydration plus powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture. It was created in an L.A. photo studio to instantly increase moisture by 127% and prep skin for makeup. This non-greasy, quick-dry formula acts as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation and makes it last. 

Also from Smashbox, primer water is free of silicone, alcohol, and oil. Yet it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up the skin and restore moisture. Think if it like a supercharged energy drink for your skin. Just for summer, keep it in the fridge! Then make it that crucial last step before stepping out into the summer sun. It locks in your makeup and refreshes like you would not believe!

This last pick is something you probably wouldn't expect me to choose - Laceez No Tie Shoelaces. Available for men, women, and kids, Laceez are elastic no tie laces that go through the shoelace holes and secure at the two top holes, creating a slip-on shoe without the bows and knots. 

To use, just lace up the shoe through each hole as an ordinary shoelace. Fasten the two end tips (shown above) at the last shoelace holes. This secures the lace and allows you to have slip-on functionality.

Who wants to mess with laces in the summer? Not me. Now my chucks are slip-on and they stay just as secure as they would if I had tied them. Laceez are awesome!

Make any shoe a slip-on! I don't have kids, but I am a teacher. My students are constantly dealing with untied laces. I only wish I could give them all a pair of laceez! No more untied shoes. 

June 30, 2018

Frizz Fighters from ColorProof

Hello summer and hello frizz! Am I right? We love to enjoy the summer sun, and we use SPF on our skin. But does your does your current haircare routine contain any SPF? It’s equally important to protect your hair from harmful UVA and UVB rays. And what should we do about that frizz situation?

ColorProof, a vegan hair care brand who fuses the finest botanicals with advanced technology, has a selection of products that can provide you with a flawless finish and fight frizz all summer long. With summer comes humidity, and one product that you need to try is the HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray. The fine mist will weatherproof your hair, lock out humidity and repel moisture.

This weightless anti-frizz hairspray maintains your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. It even has an Advanced ColorLast System which provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Go ahead and spend this summer at the pool or the beach and never fall flat or frizz up again!

Curly girls, this next one is for you. TruCurl Anti-Frizz Oil is a clear, non-staining oil that nourishes, defrizzes and restores hair to its healthiest condition ever. It can provide exquisite shine, as well as full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. 

This anti-frizz oil contains a Proprietary IllumaCurl Complex which features sugar cane and seaweed to give curls structure. Abyssinian, Camellia, and Grapeseed Oils soften and defrizz for the bouncy, beautiful curls of your dreams. Frizz doesn't stand a chance even in extreme humidity!

CONNECT :: Visit shop.colorproof.com to check out all of their summer hair essentials.
You can also connect with ColorProof on Facebook and Instagram.

June 29, 2018

Mallywood Eyeshadow Palette + Smoky Mama Mascara

First of all, how cute is the Mallywood packaging? It has glitz and glam written all over it! Infused with all things Mally, making it fun, fierce, and perfectly pink, the Mallywood collection is now available exclusively at Ulta stores and online at ulta.com!

I tried two products from the collection. First, let's talk about the Mallywood Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette. Featuring Mally’s favorite picks of both matte and shimmer shades, this palette will transform you from daytime chic to evening glam. 

I love the velvety smooth formula that glides on and wears all day. Create endless looks with these shades: Fabulous (nude-peach shimmer) // Fierce (bronze copper) // Kind (warm brown shimmer) // Flirty (cool iridescent pink) // Passionate (aubergine) // Loving (rose gold shimmer) // Fearless (champagne shimmer) // Iconic (warm taupe).

How stunning is this palette? I love the versatility. You can play with these all day and they would work on any skin tone. They are also very pigmented and they blend with ease. This is one gorgois palette I will be reaching for all summer long.

Next up is Mallywood Smoky Mama Mascara, the perfect finish to a fierce smoky eye. Mally actually created this to replicate that smoky look and make it look believable with something you would never expect - mascara! Her secret used to be to take a regular mascara wand and trim the bristles down so far that you could barely see them. Now she has created her own magic wand.

Apply on the top lashline as usual (you can define every lash with this wand) then, it gets fun! As you apply to your bottom lashes, gently press the wand softly from side to side and barely touch the skin beneath them. The result? A smoky look using your mascara wand. Who knew?! Oh yea, Mally.

SHOP THIS POST :: Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette ($29) // Smoky Mama Mascara ($20)

Goldfaden MD Physician Strength Skincare

Goldfaden MD is the first physician strength, dermatologist developed, natural skincare line in the industry. The highly efficacious, non-prescription skincare solutions utilize state-of-the-art technologies with active plant cells and anti-oxidant rich botanicals. I tried two products from the Goldfaden line and I am so impressed!

Sun Visor is a fast-absorbing, oil-free sunscreen mist that protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This unique product offers dual-action protection by delivering high-level UV filters to help prevent the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and dark spots. The advanced, ultra-light formula is free of fragrance and won't smear. 

This delightful mist will actually make you want to wear sunscreen! Not only does it deliver high-level UV filters, it also contains botanicals like organic red tea work to rejuvenate skin and provide antioxidant benefits. Apply 1-2 pumps onto your face and neck after moisturizing. If using with makeup, apply after your foundation application. In direct sun, apply frequently for optimal protection. It is definitely a beach bag must have!

I am also loving Facial Detox. This advanced purifying facial detox mask contains the soothing benefits of zinc oxide, sulfur, and camphor to effectively deep clean blemish-prone skin. It will also minimize the appearance of pores, soothe the skin, and give it an even, youthful-looking tone. It feels so good to draw out dirt and pore-clogging debris. 

Developed to be used as an overall facial mask, the formula works to unveil a clear-looking, radiant even-toned complexion. However, I also like using it as a spot treatment. Just apply to the affected areas and leave on for 10-15 minutes. This corrective mask soothes redness while drawing out bacteria and pore-clogging debris, revealing clearer, less irritated-looking skin.

SHOP THIS POST :: You can purchase Goldfaden MD products via AHAlife by using these links:

Mineral-Based Sun Care Protection from MyChelle

It’s important to protect your skin from damaging rays, especially when spending more time outdoors! Protect your skin from UV rays and sun damage with multi-benefit, mineral-based SPF sun care. MyChelle's sun protection products are bioactive, ethically sourced, and enriched with antioxidant fortifying ingredients.

Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 is a non-tinted, 100% mineral sunscreen that offers maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. The silky, colorless sun shield liquid blends weightlessly and seamlessly. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. It is oil-free and recommended for all skin types. I love how this offers broad-spectrum sun protection without irritating or clogging my skin. Actually, it makes my skin look better because it absorbs excess oils. It is awesome!

Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 is a tinted, mineral-based sunscreen that provides powerful UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. The sun shield stick glides on smoothly with just enough color to enhance any skin tone. Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E Oils help moisturize and protect skin. Because it is in a stick form, it is perfect for on the go. This is great because you get that hint of coverage while you are at the beach or pool, which are usually no makeup zones. It won’t sweat off and has a light natural scent.

Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 is 100% mineral-based, hydrating body sun protection. Solar defense body lotion delivers UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. Rich in Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, skin instantly feels nourished and hydrated. Fortified with zinc oxide, it works gently to protect all skin types from harsh UV rays and premature aging. I love how this hydrating sunscreen melts into my skin without leaving behind a white cast or any greasy residue.

SHOP THIS POST :: You can purchase MyChelle sun care protection by using these links:



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