Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Carpe Antiperspirant for Hands & Feet

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Raise your hand if you feel you have excessively sweaty hands or feet. The extreme condition is called Hyperhidrosis and it affects 2% to 3% of the population. That’s a lot of people!

I’ve never had a disproportionate sweating problem, but it doesn’t bother me here and there. Like here and for sure my feet. If I don’t wear socks or peds with heels, my feet really sweat, and I don’t think I’m alone. CARPE worked with derms and other experts and after 60 prototypes, they created a product for use on hands that sweat, Antiperspirant for Hands, and feet that sweat, Antiperspirant for Feet..

While I tried the Antiperspirant for Hands, it felt too chalky on my hands (the founder recommended I wash my hands 10 minutes after applying as it will still work). But thankfully I don’t really have a sweating problem there, so I tried it on my feet. And wow! No slippy-slidey in my shoes and no sweat means no smell. Double yeah!

The formula looks like any other lotion and all you really need is a pea-sized amount, rub it in and done.

From what I can gather, both the Carpe Foot and Carpe Hand ones have the same active ingredients so you can use it on both parts. And if you fall into the 2% to 3% of the population, they recommend applying the pea-sized amount daily just before bed and you’ll see about 25% reduction in sweat. $14.95/1.35oz @ carpelotion.com.

Is this something you need?

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Buxom SexySmoky Kajal PowderLiner Eyeliner

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There’s almost nothing better than a great eye liner and try as I might, good smudgy ones are hard to come by but I think this next one fits the bill beautifully.

BUXOM just came out with SexySmoky Kajal PowderLiner Eyeliner in two colors, Sultry Black and Smoldering Brown ($21 @ buxomcosmetics.com) and here’s What it is: An intensely pigmented eyeliner with wet powder, lasting wear technology. Tapered sponge tip applicator creates either a precise liner or smoky look. Formula-infused cap reloads color with every twist.

 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ciate Dewy Spritz

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Who doesn’t love a nice spritz on the face when it’s hot out? How about if it adds some benefits like priming and setting makeup? That’s what you get with CIATE’s new Dewy Spritz ($25/4.22oz @ ciatelondon.com, sephora.com). I’ve always been a big fan of sprays when the temps go out and I like to keep them in the frig to so they’re cool going on.

 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#StyleAndSaveNaturally with Suave Green & Ralphs

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I’ve stated a few times now how I’m pairing down my beauty routine on all fronts. Summer is busy enough with taking one kid to ball practice and another to swim team. I’m also taking the more natural route too by using Suave Green products I pick up at my local Ralphs. They have become my go-to as they really make me feel my best without breaking the bank. Using 100% natural ingredients, they omit nasty parabens and dyes in these products. Don’t you want to go the more natural route too when you can?

Here are the four in my corner right now:

  • Suave Green Natural Hold Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray
  • Suave Green Almond + Shea Butter Shampoo
  • Suave Green Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner
  • Suave Green Natural Refresh Dry Shampoo

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

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This is possibly one of the most beautiful makeup palettes I’ve ever seen. Every. Single. Shadow. Is. Stunning!

What it is: HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65 @ sephora.com) -  A dynamic eyeshadow palette with 18 shades in four unique textures: one dazzling glitter, eight creamy mattes, six shimmering pearl shades, and three duo-chrome toppers. What it does: Adventure on an exotic Arabian journey with the latest eyeshadow palette by Huda Beauty. This richly toned palette features 18 versatile shades that can be layered in infinite ways to create a vast array of looks with just one palette. Layer different textures to create unique combinations, or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. 

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis

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I can’t express how much of a fan I am of the mini size of liquid lipsticks. To date, I have never used a full-size one up and I pretty much only wear them, so a smaller version actually lets me be able to try more of them like these next ones I picked up at Sephora.

The HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Minis - The Red Edition is 4 deluxe-sizes of their darker shades for only $33 @ sephora.com, which is $8.25 each. #therightprice.

 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

#SaveOnSensitiveSkincare with Simple and Walgreens

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Before you know it, summer will be here. I mean, it’s just about Memorial Day weekend, which is the official kick off of the season so get that BBQ started! And I don’t know about you but I like to simplify things as soon as it starts to get hot, like I move the family from one night to two nights of not turning on the stove, laundry is done every Monday eve instead of Saturday afternoon, and the cool basement TV room opens up for the kids and their friends to hang out in.

Also part of this paring down is the streamlining my sensitive skincare routine by incorporating products from the Simple brand I pick up at Walgreens. I love that they put their money ingredients where their mouth is, as in, Simple keeps it … simple! If you are an ingredient reader like I am, you’ll see that what they put inside the products is just as important as what they’re leaving out, like annoying artificial perfumes, harsh chemicals, or dyes. Summer is simple, so shouldn’t your skin care routine be too?

 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Collosol Eau de Lait

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I don’t know that last time I smelled a really French product. As in one that transports me back. And this COLLOSOL Eau de Lait ($18/3.4oz, $28/8.5oz, $38/13.5oz @ bigelowchemists.com, smallflower.com) does just that. It brings me back to my Aunt’s house just outside of Paris and when I used to visit as a child every year, then, quite frequently as a teen (it was my father’s answer of trying to tame me).

Created in Paris in the 1950s, this milky water cleanser and makeup remover has become a cult favorite of those in the know, and now I’m one of them!

 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#GlowUp with Olay Cleansing Infusions

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You know when you go to a summer party and you see that one girl that just seems to have it all together? She has on the right summery dress, the hair that falls perfectly into place, and they just have that glow about them? Well, Olay Cleansing Infusions wants to help you be that girl at your next outing.

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I don't know about you but summer is my favorite fashion season and as soon as we have a day that hits 80 degrees, all my cute dresses come out, especially the ones with the bold prints! I have this one I bought in the dead of winter that I've been dying to wear and I finally did this past weekend. It's a green and white polka dot dress and was perfect for a Kentucky Derby party I attended.

And to get my glow on, I used Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash (made with deep sea kelp) and Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser (this one contains deep sea kelp and aloe extract). Both the facial cleanser and the body wash come in Crushed Ginger with Citrus Extract, too!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

#DeoMadeSimple at CVS

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Every time I have to pick up new deodorants at my local CVS, I always think of the same horrifying story of one not working for me. I was 19 years-old and my sister was getting married. I was the maid of honor and the only one in her wedding party as it was a pretty small ceremony. Still, it was my first real dress-up event so I wanted to make it special. Thankfully my sister gave me no specific instructions when it came to what she wanted me to wear. I ended up choosing this metallic navy and purple off-the-shoulder and to-the-knee dress. Looking back at it now, it was a little much but it worked at the time.

One duty that came with the position was to give a small speech at the reception, which I was unaware of, until the day before. So I had to come up with something tasteful, yet cool, and classy. That wasn’t the hard part. For me, speaking in front of more than 5 people at one time was harder and after I got all dressed with the hair and makeup, I started to sweat. Yup, my deodorant failed and it was the worst time for it to happen. I got through the speech no problem but I kept my arms glued to my sides most of the night.

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