Monday, January 16, 2017

Is this the Most Luxe Hair Care Line on Earth?

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Do you ever wonder what the most fancy shampoo and conditioner is? Yes, salon brands are up there but I think I may have found the most fancy. I mean, just look at the one-of-a-kind bottles! They are so nice that I’d like to keep them and just refill them when necessary (I’ve done is before! :)

The brand is MAAZ PRODUCTS and was created when the founder felt there was a gap in the hair care world so he hired the best chemists all around the world and tested each formula directly in the hands of hair stylist. Using all their feedback, the bottles you see today combine the best available ingredients, science, fashion and environmental conscience.

And I thought it was only fitting to break out my best set of pearls to go with the products in the pic! And look at those unique bottles! They really paid attention to the detail with the whole line that’s available like the embossed logo on the front and the 'M' on the top of the caps.

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The White Mulberry Invigorating Shampoo ($32/10oz @ maazproducts.com) smells amazing with accords of White Mulberry Extract and Kalahari melon oil and it also contains vitamin B5 among others.

And while I don’t think the White Mulberry Invigorating Conditioner ($32/10oz @ maazproducts.com) did the best to detangle my strands before styling, I think it helped moisturize and shine-up my hair with the acai and avocado oils inside.

Are you in the market for luxe this season?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Treating the Skin with the Latest from Pixi Beauty

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Since the turn of the New Year, I’ve really been focusing on the state of my skin. In all these years that I’ve been writing this site, I have slowly been adding to my Holy Grail list, which is the crème de la crème of beauty products I’ve used. I’ve come to realize that I don’t have many skin care products on the list. Granted, makeup is certainly easier to test out and skin changes over time so I guess I’ve been hesitant to pick skin care products but I’m hoping that will change soon. Could it be with one of these beauties from PIXI BEAUTY? Let’s check them out!

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Glowtion Day Dew ($22/1.18oz @ pixibeauty.com) – so you see the glow from this one on my skin in the picture? That’s what your skin is getting with this one! This lightweight moisturizer is meant for application in the morning and contains those ingredients that blur skin imperfections, like mica. And I can smell the lavender inside for quite some time after applying it.

Beauty Sleep Cream ($24/1.18oz @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) – anything that is meant to help me get a better night sleep is always good!  This one contains Shea Butter to hydrate and lavender oil and Matricaria, which is related to the Chamomile tribe and known for its calming elements.  

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Is This Your Answer to a Purse-Friendly Powder Foundation?

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However did I miss this one when it came out late last year? I guess with a market place based on what’s new and now, it got lost in the shuffle, but wow, I’m sure glad I tried it. So what is it? It’s MAYBELLINE Super Stay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder ($10.99/9g @ ulta.com, target.com) and it’s rocking my world right now.

What it is - a skin-transforming powder that delivers lasting coverage. It’s oil-free and contains salicylic acid, which helps to achieve better looking skin in just three weeks. Eliminates shine and unevenness, while delivering a natural matter finish.

My take - just wow. The finish on this one is medium coverage and what’s unique about this one is that is contains salicylic acid, which is a well-known anti-aging ingredient, and helps skin actually look better over time (they claim about 3 weeks). When was the last powder foundation able to do that?

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Though I’ve only been using it daily for the past two weeks so while it makes my skin look gorgeous and not really “done,” I have the aforementioned to look forward to.  

I would put this up against some of my favorite luxury powder foundations like this pricier one that give me flawless coverage and you just can’t beat the price!

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