Wednesday, July 30, 2014

5 Favorites … I Can’t Stop Smelling!

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Have you ever had a product that you just can’t stop smelling? Like every time you walk past it, you have to stop, open it and give it a whiff? My nose loves a few and it seems to be all over the map these days. One day I’m into flowery smells and the next it does a 180 with mint. I don’t know what that’s all about but here are the ones that have come out on top.

1. LALICIOUS Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub in Sugar Tiare Flower ($110/68oz, $34/16oz, $9.50/2oz @ lalicious.com) – this brand always nails it when it comes to great and unique scents. If you’ve never been to Hawaii or need to feel like you are there, this one delivers the vibe.

2. SWEET HAVEN FARMS Amore’ Artisan Soap ($6.98/7oz bar @ sweetharvestfarms.com) – I seem to be collecting soap these days. I mean I have so many that I don’t exactly use but just like to pick them up and smell them and this one currently falls in that category. It’s modeled after “Very Sexy for Men” by Victoria’s Secret.

3. L’OCCITANE Vitόria-Régia Shower Gel ($20/8.4oz @ loccitane.com) – this one is best described as aquatic floral and is infused with vitόria-régia extract from the Amazonian in Brazil. I’d never heard of this flower before and was delightfully surprised. And this one is so fitting for this time of year!

4. THYMES Rosewood Citron Whipped Body Cream ($30/6.5oz @ thymes.com) – I must always have a luxuriously feeling cream or butter on my dresser so depending on what mood I’m in, if self-care is on the menu, one like this fits the bill. I’ve never smelled rose and citrus together but it’s pretty nice! And this one is thick and rich.

5. AQUA SPA Bath Soak in Eucalyptus + Mint from the Soothe Collection ($9.99/10oz @ aquaspabath.com) – it’s not quite bath season for me but I have a friend who takes a bath each Saturday religiously, so I’ll be sharing this post with her. This combo of eucalyptus and mint really cleans the sinuses! Their whole line contains their Marine Mineral Complex that harnesses the power of sea minerals by including such ingredients like Antioxidant Zinc, copper, and iron among others.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lose the Black Liquid Liner and Get Some Color!

Have you mastered the liquid liner yet? Like applying false eyelashes, it really just takes practice. And thankfully you’re not just tied to straight up black anymore. STILA has some great color options they just added to their Spring 2014 Makeup Collection with their Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Brights ($20 @ stilacosmetics.com) and bright makeup is so happenin’ right now! 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review+Swatches - MAC Moody Blooms Collection

It’s been a bit since I wrote about any MAC products so here is a nice colorful collection, the Moody Blooms Collection.

What It Is: Exotic, night-blooming flowers with a hint of danger inspire a hothouse of seductive shades. Sensual colours shroud eyes in earthy metallic. Eye Shadows and lips suggest hidden motives with deep blue plum and dark berry hues of Sheen Supreme Lipstick. Bronze Powder Blush provides a final adrenaline surge before these beauties dissolve into the night.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Alayna's Beauty Talk radio show wrap up

10509695_786711308046308_7216740524074486744_nWhat a great radio show today! Hope you were able to tune in. If you didn't, below are two links to hear it.

 

YouTube:  http://youtu.be/vf8QEHz-4QE

Ustream:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/50438565

Thanks to our special guest Kate Morgan from Bollare who shared her invaluable insight on how to break into the beauty industry!

Here are links to the brands we talked about:

www.bollare.com
www.nyxfaceawards.com
www.shopncla.com
www.lalicious.com
www.kiehls.com
www.pixibeauty.com
www.beautyaddicts.com
www.burtsbees.com
www.covergirl.com
www.maybelline.com
www.tartecosmetics.com
www.clinique.com

The next show is on August 27th so be sure to tune in then!

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