Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Win the Premier Collection from Palm Beach Tan!

What is your summertime must have? For me, it’s tan skin. Now I don’t go overboard on the self-tanner but I do have a weekly ritual as there’s nothing worse than looking down at my feet and seeing ghost-white legs in the process. There’s just something about having a little color that makes me feel more confident.


Once in a while I will treat myself and go to the tanning salon and get a professional spray tan and thankfully Palm Beach Tan has come out with products to help you get the most out of your tan. It’s the Premier Collection from Palm Beach Tan.

Here’s the breakdown:

Tan Extending Moisturizer – using their own Color Last Complex, with Tyrosine and Carob Extract to help extend the color as long as possible. And the Aloe, Comfrey, Cucumber and Calendula Extracts help keep skin soft and moisturized.

Dark Intensifier – apply right before you tan. It contains Mahakanni Extract and Tyrosine to help get the most of your color and their exclusive Diamond Dust Complex, which is an optimal light reflection and brilliance for a flawless bronze glow. Really nice touch!

Facial Maximizer – same as the above Dark Intensifier but for use on the face.


And I’m not sure if presentation is important to you when it comes to your beauty products, but it is to me and these three are really nice looking with the glittery diamonds on the labels!

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So you wanna win some of these products with the glittery diamond labels? One lucky winner will be randomly selected for a Premier Collection lotion gift bag (a $300 value!) containing either a Diamond Dark Bronzer or Intensifier, a tan extender and Facial Maximizer BB Creme, all in a fashionable Premier Collection clutch.

Enter in Rafflecopter below and good luck! 

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Summertime Essentials

So what’s on your beauty must-have list right now? I'm all ready for summer and on my short list is a fitting fragrance, a good sunscreen and a new essential beauty tool! Are any of these tickling your fancy?


ESCADA Turquoise Summer EDT ($60/1.6oz, $77/3.4oz @ ulta.com and macys.com) – this scent screams everything warm and tropical with notes of fruity sorbet of wild red fruit, fleshy peach and a dash of floral with violet and orange flowers. Simply delightful all the way around!

MURAD Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA++($60/1.7oz @ murad.com and sephora.com) – a UVB/UVA sunscreen is essential these days, everyday really no matter what time of year, and why not use one that does double duty? This one fights aging with added vitamin C.

THERMALABS The Ultimitt ($10 @ thermalabs.com) – kinda over using those flimsy mitts that come with the self-tanners. I took a risk with this one when I read about it on amazon and I’m delighted to report how much more effective this one is. It’s made of a microfiber cloth and can be used to apply any type of tanner – mousse, gel, mist or lotion. It’s machine washable and is guaranteed for one year. Now how can you go wrong with that? 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Liquid Couture Liquid Lipstick from LA Splash Cosmetics

In my continued quest to try every liquid lipstick available, I’ve come to the LA SPLASH COSMETICS line. I stalked their Instagram page for a few weeks before deciding on which colors I thought would work best for me.

It seems that their Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipsticks have received the best reviews so I bought the Latte Confession (browny mauve), Forbidden (bright fuchsia), and Innocent Vixen (nude beige). So how did they do? I must quietly rave at how well these wear! I had to become used to any liquid lipstick eventually start to flake but these seemed to have lasted the longest of any brand I’ve tried so far before they flake.


Yes, each is a little too matte for my liking but the longevity outweighs it. And I guess since they last the longest, they also seem to be the most difficult to remove as traditional makeup remover don’t seem to work. They have their own product to remove it but I also found coconut oil works great too.

I also tried the Smitten LipTint Mousse in Inflamed (a blue-red) and while the color was gorgeous, it didn’t seem to hold up as well on my lips as the aforementioned. I gave it to a friend of mine to further test and see if she has the same issue (forgot to get a picture of it before giving it to her!). Will keep you posted.

On the minus side, each lippie comes in a clear plastic box, which I felt was unnecessary and a waste as each top was also sealed to the base.


On the plus side, I really like the doe foot. It’s on the long side and allows quite a bit of product on it removing the task of having to dip the brush in multiple times.

Overall I’m giving these Lip Coutures high marks and plan on purchasing some of the other shades.

$11.98 @ lasplashcometics.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5 Favorite ... Star Hair Products


From L to R clockwise:

PUREOLOGY Cleansing Condition ($34/8.5oz @ pureology.com for salons nationwide) – just out, these  come in 3 different formulas to  suit your hair’s needs – Hydrate, Smooth Perfection and Strength Cure. These combine a shampoo + conditioner in one low-lather concoction to clean your strands and(it) maintain your salon color.

NUANCE Salma Hayek Mamey Fruit Texture Enhancing Finishing Spray ($9.99/5oz @ cvs.com and CVS stores nationwide) – like the above salt spray, this one gives hair some texture as well as keep it in place. One outlet called it a cross between a dry shampoo and a volumizer. It contains oat extracts to give softness to the texture and Mamey Fruit Extract, which is rich in vitamins and minerals.

REDKEN FPF 40 Rebel Tame ($22/8.5oz @ redken.com for salons nationwide) – I love me a smoothing cream and this one goes one step further. Part of the Frizz Dismiss(it) collection, this is their answer to the humidity in the air as all 7 products contain their Humidity Resist Complex.

SUAVE Sea Mineral Infusion Sea Salt Spray ($5.99/6.8oz @ walgreens.com) – tis the season for sea salt textured locks! If you can’t make your own from sea water, this one does fine and won’t break the bank.

AVEDA Color Conserve Daily Color Protect ($24/3.4oz @ aveda.com) – I’ll do just about anything to preserve my burgundy red hair and this is a new one I’ve incorporated into my hair regimen. This leave-in treatment contains their patented Color Conserve Complex to triple-protect strands. Triple? Yup, that’s what the brand says. It also protects against UVA/UVB rays, which I think we underestimate when it comes to also causing color fading.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Sweet Smell O’ Spring!

RITUALS Foaming Shower Oil
in Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom from the Sakura Spring Collection ($15/6.7oz @ rituals.com) – cherry has always been one of my top favorite scents and this one contains real cherry flower extract. And this cleansing body oil won’t dry the skin out like a regular soap can.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Classique Summer Edition EDT ($71/3.3oz @ nordstrom.com) – JPG puts out one of my favorite scents found on a man so I was giddy when this one landed in my mail box. With pungent notes of rose, orange blossom, jasmine and woody lily of the valley, this is sure to become a scent-staple this season. 

COAL AND CANARY Super Powers and Fresh Cut Flowers Candle ($25 @ coalandcanary.com) – ok, picture a huge bouquet of fresh cut flowers … got it? That is exactly what this candle smells like!

L’OCCITANE Peony Perfecting Mist ($24/3.3oz @ loccitane.com) – I’m getting my summer face mists together this month for the upcoming heat and this one is for sure being included. Instead of just using a plain water, why not use one that not only hydrates but smells wonderfully of peonies from the real extract inside?

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

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Is This Your Answer to a Perfect Manicure?

When I first saw KISS’ imPRESS Press-On Manicure kits, I thought they were nails for kids because they looked really small in the pack! I was so wrong. These are just a super wearable length for everyday wear as you can see from the photo of the Shimmer style on I’m wearing in the below picture.


Each pack comes with 30 nails total (24 nails and 6 accent nails) in 12 sizes, 1 prep pad, 1 mini file. And to apply the, simply remove the clear tab on the back of the chosen nail, and press to your nail bed. These use a pressure sensitive adhesive technology to stay on, even in water! So while the nails don’t fit my nail beds to a T, for $6.99/pack, you really can’t complain, can you? See my list of pros and cons after the jump!

From L to R: Text Appeal, Symphony, Boogie Down

From L to R: Flash Mob, Bells & Whistles, So So Stellar

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Major Development in Foundation Application!

I guess it was only a matter of time. I mean, I use this one to clean my face, this one to clean my body, this one for my teeth, and now this one to apply my foundation!

What It Is: DOLL 10 blendSMART Rotating Makeup Brush System ($59.97 @ qvc.com) – The first and only automatic makeup brush that offers a flawlessly, even makeup application. With its patent pending design, Doll 10 blendSMART rotates 360 degrees to deliver 190 revolutions per minute for complete, even and natural looking coverage in a snap. Perfect for beginners and professional artists alike.

Your box comes with:

  • BlendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush
  • Universal Foundation Brush Head #1
  • CR123A 3V lithium battery

Want to find out my thoughts? Click after the jump!


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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

‘Tis the Season for Luminescent Skin!

I’ve tended to shy away from luminous powders on a whole as I always seem to try some that are just too much; too much shimmer or sparkle. And I’m just not too sure they are all that necessary. However, this one is definitely not(it) too shimmery and not at all sparkly and totally wearable. HOURGLASS COSMETICS’ new Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50) is like a regular bronzer/blush with just a kick of luminosity to it. Seriously! I really thought this was going to be too much for me but it wasn’t. 


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Monday, May 04, 2015

Perk Hair Up with Head & Shoulders #ad

I’m so bored with my hair right now. I know its spring and for some reason springtime always = try new hair styles. My hair is growing out so the length is just touching my shoulders and I have not been able to do much with it. I’ve tried a bun but it’s not long enough to go inside one of those donuts, so I’ve oscillating between a topknot and just wearing it down.

Braids seem to be one of the top styles right now, especially at Coachella. Seems like every girl, and a few guys, had some form of braid in their hair that attended the festival!

So since I’m not quite feeling a style, I can at least make my strands feel good and healthy while they’re growing out. And I have a hard time resisting a great smelling shampoo and the Green Apple Shampoo along with the Green Apple Conditioner from Head & Shoulders are both really making my nose dance in the shower. For some reason when the outside air gets warmer, I seem to develop some scalp flakes. Yeah, not sexy, so this duo is my answer for the next few weeks


And since I’m sure you’re as big a fan as I am of Target’s beauty aisles, I wanted to let you know about this offer – Purchase 3 Head & Shoulders products and get a $5 Target gift card (offer good through 5/16). 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Head & Shoulders at Target through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Head & Shoulders at Target, all opinions are my own.



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