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Loving Lately

I hope everyone is having a great spring so far! I am ready for some warmer weather, please! As I wait, I have come across some cool stuff that I would love to share with you. Here is what I have been loving lately.

Let's start with this yummy Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powder from Mally Beauty. Inspired by Korean beauty, melting lip powder is formulated with encapsulated pigments that break on contact to provide instant moisture. It keeps lips healthy and hydrated while delivering rich, long-lasting color. (above: Mellow Mauve + Gentle Pink)

Harnessing the power of Silica Silyate, a hydrogel that transforms from powder to cream upon contact with the oils naturally produced by the skin, the formula melts onto lips and offers a hydrating, matte finish. It won’t smudge, budge or transfer during wear. This is such a unique product. I found that it blended well and didn't dry out my lips. (above: Soft Nude + Tender Rose)

Also from Mally Beauty, Shimmer Shape & Go is a set of three face-shaping crayons! Featuring a weightless, creamy, super-blendable formula, this highlight and contour trio allows you to create sculpting shadows, illuminating highlights, and a soft blush for radiant-looking skin. 

They are so fun to play with! The chubby crayon design makes application fast, easy, and mess-proof. Just swipe on and blend. The result is a defined look that will have you glowing! (above: Deeper Kit)

I love a charcoal mask and the 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Mask is no exception. This single-serve sachet mask is all-natural and mineral-rich, featuring charcoal, which attaches to toxins and impurities and then brings them to the skin’s surface. It’s great for problem skin and oily skin and also helps reduce redness from acne. Besides detoxifying charcoal, other key ingredients include skin-calming crushed witch hazel, purifying and soothing pressed birch leaf and oil-absorbing kaolin clay.

Speaking of face masks, Derma E also has a few I have been loving. The purifying mask is a dual action formula that decongests pores of excess sebum, dirt and toxins then exfoliates away harmful micropollutants. The brightening mask reveals brighter looking skin, helps to promote a youthful appearance and helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. The firming clay mask gently draws out dirt and impurities from deep within pores and exfoliates for smooth skin. It provides an instant fresh and cooling sensation for the skin and helps skin to appear visibly firm.

I have been seeing beautiful braided hairstyles everywhere. I had no idea how to actually get these gorgeous styles, until now. Twist Me Pretty Braids is an indispensable guide to creating incredible, instagrammable looks at home. Each braid has full color pictures and step-by-step instructions, plus tips and tricks for getting it perfect every time. 

The author, Abby Smith, is a blogger, photographer, designer, and mother, so she knows that when it comes to getting ready in the morning, fashion and function need to work together and fast! I love how she breaks the hairstyles into easy step-by-step instructions. With 45 styles to choose from, you will find the perfect look for you.

The newest innovation in at-home manicures is Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors. Say goodbye to messy manicures with these clever cuticle protectors that protect your skin and cuticles from polish. The peel-off guards wrap around each nail for a neater application. Just peel, apply, paint, and remove. I like the material, which reminds me of a stretchy band-aid. They are easy to adjust so you get that perfectly guarded cuticle. They fit your nails to create a barrier and ensure a flawless polish line. No mess, no fuss, no polish clean up.

Finally, inspired by the revolutionary science of epigenetics, StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum with BioRecode technology revitalizes skin's own wrinkle-fighting abilities to reduce the appearance of deep lines and creases. The super concentrated wrinkle-fighting treatment melts luxuriously into the skin to visibly plump, smooth, and restore youthful radiance. Youth-renewing oils mimic fatty acids naturally found in skin to replenish and retain moisture, while NIA-114 strengthens the skin barrier for visibly transformed, youthful-looking skin.