Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Boxwalla October Beauty Box: Wild Honey | Review #Boxwalla

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that their green beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and feature truly covet-worthy luxury organic beauty products.
The Boxwalla October Beauty Box Wild Honey ($49.95. Retail value $122.00), which features three beautiful products from H is for Love.
According to Boxwalla,

This October, we feature a brand that is incredibly effective, uniquely edgy & soulful: H is for Love. Created by gifted skin chef Bee Ham, the products from this line are filled with the purest plant ingredients: herbal infusions, raw, unrefined plant oils, CO2 extracts & more!

As the cooler days, roll in, your skin screams for velvety textures, emollience, & ingredients that help reduce any skincare damage that summer may have wreaked. And that's where the October Beauty Box swoops in with a beautiful collection of three products that heal, rebuild & cocoon your skin & body.

Each October Beauty Box contains three products from H is for Love:
H is for Love Rapha Harmonizing Oil Cleanser (custom size, $22.00 value for 1 oz): This lovely cleansing oil is an ultra gentle and healing infusion of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Calendula and Chamomile that soothe and calm irritated, sensitive and inflamed skin. This non-emulsifying formula effectively cleans the skin without ever stripping it, and in fact it offers the skin vital moisture without leaving behind a greasy residue. Simply massage a small amount into damp skin and then remove it with a warm, soft wash cloth. The biggest surprise is the extent to which this beautiful oil softens skin. The warm aroma of Chamomile is intoxicating, but without being in the least bit overpowering or cloying.

According to H is for Love,

Cleansing is the first morning self-care ritual and the last to be done before sleep. Because of this, the task of creating cellular harmony as a basis upon which to build is vital. RAPHA is a cellular-level communicator, speaking the language of peace and harmony to skin. It’s oil cleansing at its finest.

A combination of oils and essential oils which, when blended in perfect measure, prepare you for waking and for slumbering.  RAPHA’s foundation infuses nutrient-rich oils with herbs complimented by antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and highly soothing essential oils, giving skin a pathway to health and framework for vitality.

As a nighttime cleanser, the scent of RAPHA is a delight, calming nerves and invoking a sense of peace. For morning use it is spirited and uplifting.

RAPHA contains a CO2 extraction of German Chamomile which is known for its high levels of matricin. Highly anti-inflammatory, matricin is a powerful agent of healing.

*We source herbs and flowers from small farms whose crops are beautiful and fresh. Because of this, RAPHA’s color may vary from batch to batch.

Directions: (a.m.) Massage a small amount of cleanser into damp skin. With a warm, damp cloth, steam face for a minimum of 10 seconds. Gently wipe away remaining oil. (p.m.) Massage 4-6 pumps of cleanser into dry skin. Allow the nutrient-rich herbal oils to fully dissolve makeup and debris. Steam and remove as above. Follow with a gentle exfoliant when necessary. May also be massaged into dry skin and removed with a dry cloth if cleansing with water is not the preferred method.
Ingredients: Olive Oil*, Hemp Seed Oil*, Pumpkin Seed Oil*, Castor Bean Oil*, Mixed Tocopherols (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Chamomile*, Calendula*, Essential Oils Of: Roman Chamomile*, Lemon*, German Chamomile CO2*, Frankincense*, Rosemary Antioxidant CO2*, Turmeric CO2*, Lavender* *Denotes Certified organic ingredient.
H is for Love Propolis Regenerative Mask (.85 oz $48.00 for 4 oz. jar): This gorgeous antioxidant-rich clay mask effectively removes impurities, stimulates cell renewal, and boosts collagen production. 20 minutes is all you need to have refreshed, clean, silky-smooth skin. You remove the mask just before it fully dries, and it is non-irritating and non-drying on the skin. I have experienced no issues using this with my sometimes finicky skin, and it has a wonderful aroma from which one detects a bit of clove, vanilla bean and cinnamon.

According to H is for Love,

An absolute miracle; full of rare and precious ingredients that stimulate cell renewal and rid the skin of impurities, leaving your face smooth and radiant.

Camu camu is one of nature’s highest sources of vitamin C, vital for the production of collagen.  This weekly indulgence contains rare and skin-brightening white turmeric, spices that encourage blood flow to the surface of the skin, a massive dose of minerals, and the antioxidant-rich superfoods raw cacao and vanilla bean.

Some experience a tingling sensation as Propolis dries. Skin is brought to new life as the mask purifies and deposits its nutrients into skin, though its intensity can vary day to day.

Directions: Take two teaspoons dry powder and add water (or whole milk organic yogurt, or raw honey*) drop by drop until a mud-like consistency is reached. Apply to face. Once mask has almost dried, (about 20 minutes) reconstitute with a warm, damp washcloth and gently wipe away.
PROPOLIS can be used as an exfoliating cleanser, which is a wonderful option when time does not allow for the lengthier mask experience. Simply add a small amount of dry powder to your hand with an equal amount of water, with a gentle touch massage onto face taking your time to stimulate blood flow and release dead skin cells. Leave on for one minute and then rinse away as you would a normal cleanser. *The use of yogurt or honey in dry winter months adds much needed moisture. Can be used as a spot treatment for troublesome areas.
Ingredients: French Green Clay, Kaolin Clay, Camu Camu*, Poolan Kilangu (White Turmeric), Raw Cacao*, Vanilla Bean*, Sweet Cinnamon*, Clove*, Red Alaea Salt*, Orange Peel*, Essential oil of: Frankincense. *Denotes certified organic ingredient.
H is for Love Kinu Glowing Body Balm (3.4 oz): This is a lovely, lightweight and fast absorbing ultra-emollient body balm that is incredibly moisturizing. It seals in moisture, leaves behind no greasy residue and leaves skin baby soft, silky smooth, very supple and radiant. It has a deep, warm and creamy earthy aroma that sits close to the skin, and it isn't in the least bit overpowering.

According to Boxwalla,

A decadent, whipped body balm made with a thoughtful mix of rich, emollient and fast absorbing oils like olive, jojoba, coconut and kalahari melon seed, that lend a balanced fatty acid profile & uber skin softening properties. It also contains rosehip CO2, a carrier oil high in carotenoids, Vitamins A and E, as well as all three essential fatty acids. A bit of beeswax seals in all the moisture. A hint of shimmer provides your own secret sunshine. Comforting and evocative, this nutrient-dense indulgence is creamy, dreamy perfection for fall and winter skin.

Directions: With long strokes, using medium pressure, massage balm into damp skin. This ensures proper absorption and stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin. Kind will leave your skin as soft as silk, as the implies, with just a touch of radiant glow from natural micas.
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Rosehip Seed C02, Essential Oils of: Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Vanilla C02, Bergamot, Rosemary Antioxidant C02, Clove, Natural Mica.
Overall Assessment: This box offers a perfect mixture of pure joy for the skin! This selection of green beauty picks perfectly pamper the skin, and are exquisite choices for the cooler months of the year. As is true of all Boxwalla Beauty Boxes, this is a tremendous value and definitely worth purchasing. A+

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Space NK The Essentials Gift with $165.00+ Purchase | Pictures of the Fantastic Gift! October 16-29 #SNKessentials

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Space NK The Essentials Gift will launch online on October 16th and in-stores nationwide on October 17th and run through October 29th. Spend $165.00 or more and receive The Essentials Gift bag filled with Space NK favorites. My Essentials Gift Bag is arriving today, and I will photograph and post it by tomorrow. Use Code: ESSENTIAL17
During this special shopping event, customers will be prepped for the cooler months ahead as Space NK refreshes your look and routine with the latest in beauty essentials from some of our finest brands. Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, shoppers who spend $165.00 or more will receive The Essentials Gift with a selection of must-haves from 15 of our featured brands.
Valued at well over $200.00, the gift includes:
Space NK Luxe Cosmetics Bag
Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color (0.5oz)
Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir Protect + Repair Brightening Serum (7ml)
EVE LOM Rescue Mask (15ml)
Omorovicza Cosmetics Ultramoor Mud Mask (5ml)
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (40ml)
Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil: Bloodroses (0.024oz)
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum (10ml)
Juara Coconut Hand & Nail Balm (0.27oz)
By Terry Baume de Rose (3G)
Diptyque Vetivier (0.06oz)
Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara (0.2oz)
Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel (0.25oz)
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince (.05oz)
 The bag itself is a generous 8 1/2"W x 6 1/2"T x 31/2"D
 The gift bag boasts a sturdy faux snakeskin pattern, and it is perfect for travel.
Spend $165.00 or more and receive The Essentials Gift bag filled with Space NK favorites. My Essentials Gift Bag is arriving today, and I will photograph and post it by tomorrow. Use Code: ESSENTIAL17
Visit or follow them on Instagram & Twitter @spacenkusa #SNKessentials
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Juice Beauty Satin Lip Creams Gift with Your $50.00 Purchase

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Juice Beauty Satin Lip Creams gift with your $50.00 purchase ($48.00 value): Get 2 (from 8 shades) PHYTO-PIGMENTS™ Satin Lip Creams FREE with any $50 purchase. Use Code: PuckerUp

About Juice Beauty Satin Lip Creams:

Creamy lip color saturated with plant-derived Phyto-Pigments that glides on smoothly for full coverage in a rich satin finish. An infusion of age-defying serum rejuvenates lips and reduces the appearance of fine lines, leaving lips feeling ultra-soft with a semi-lustrous finish. Contains the Juice Beauty exclusive Moisture Plant Blend (glycerin, betaine and phospholipids) to increase skin hydration and the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments exclusive blend of rose, moringa and eclipta daisy.

*While supplies last. Enter code PuckerUp to automatically add free gift to cart. Limit 1 per order. May not be applied to a previous order. May not be used on gift cards or subscriptions, and may not be combined with other promotions. Purchases receiving a FREE gift will be subject to special terms and conditions.**

**Free Gift cannot be returned for cash value or exchanged for other items. In order to receive a full refund for your entire purchase, the free gift must accompany the return. If you choose to keep your free gift, the retail value of that product will be deducted from your return.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Space NK The Essentials Gift with $165.00+ Purchase | October 16-29 #SNKessentials

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Space NK The Essentials Gift will launch online on October 16th and in-stores nationwide on October 17th and run through October 29th. Spend $165.00 or more and receive The Essentials Gift bag filled with Space NK favorites. My Essentials Gift Bag is arriving today, and I will photograph and post it by tomorrow. Use Code: ESSENTIAL17

During this special shopping event, customers will be prepped for the cooler months ahead as Space NK refreshes your look and routine with the latest in beauty essentials from some of our finest brands. Exclusively for the event, and while supplies last, shoppers who spend $165.00 or more will receive The Essentials Gift with a selection of must-haves from 15 of our featured brands.
Valued at well over $200.00, the gift includes:
Space NK Luxe Cosmetics Bag
Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color (0.5oz)
Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir Protect + Repair Brightening Serum (7ml)
EVE LOM Rescue Mask (15ml)
Omorovicza Cosmetics Ultramoor Mud Mask (5ml)
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (40ml)
Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil: Bloodroses (0.024oz)
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum (10ml)
Juara Coconut Hand & Nail Balm (0.27oz)
By Terry Baume de Rose (3G)
Diptyque Vetivier (0.06oz)
Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara (0.2oz)
Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel (0.25oz)
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince (.05oz)
Visit or follow them on Instagram & Twitter @spacenkusa #SNKessentials
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Allure Beauty Box Now Available Through Amazon!

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Allure Beauty Box can now be ordered from their Amazon Store! Get the best in beauty, delivered straight to your door. Allure’s monthly beauty box features luxury beauty products selected by Allure experts, plus insider tips and how-tos. Allure's monthly beauty box offers top-trending makeup and beauty picks with a $50-$90 value.
  • Full and travel-size products selected by Allure experts
  • A mini-mag with how-tos and shortcuts
  • New member gift: full size Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush for natural, glowing color
  • Free shipping

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is thrilled that the perfumers at Scent Trunk created a custom fragrance just for her based on her actual scent preferences. It's a must for scent lovers and the perfect affordable holiday gift too!

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares some of the best hair trends from New York Fashion Week with Tresseme!

Our friends at Beauty Junkees are committed to supporting Breast Cancer Research. To that end, they are donating 20% of the sales price of a select group of products and the items will ship free. Read Prime Beauty's review of these great products that also do good.

Have you checked out GLOSSYBOX Beauty Boxes lately? If not, one look at their October box is all you will need to see why Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t wait for their November box!

Are you a nail polish lover? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone bit her nails for 30 years. By the looks of her KBShimmer collection you can see that she's over that bad habit!

I'm sure many of you like to use pretty patterned makeup tools. See the Vintage Cosmetics line that Stacie of Makeup Obsessed Mom recently discovered. It's both pretty and affordable.

Pre Heels is a new innovative foot spray that protects your feet from all manners of pain. Polarbelle brings you the best thing to happen to feet since...well, ever.

It isn't often that Christa from Realizing Beauty gets wooed by drugstore makeup but the Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection has swept her off her feet.

15 Minute Beauty loves Chanel nail polish, but hated the chipping. Until now! She can get 5 days of wear from her Chanel manicure! Here's how she does it!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hard Candy Makeup Picks for Halloween Fun

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If you are seeking some fun and affordable makeup finds for Halloween, then I have a few Hard Candy Makeup picks for your day to evening festivities– that are very budget friendly. Whether you are taking the kids trick-or-treating, or having a night out-on-the-town, there is enough fun glitter to make you sparkle all day and night long.
Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter Gel Palette in Rock My World ($6.00 from Walmart): This eye shadow palette, that features six ultra-glittery shades will transform any costume into the ultimate Halloween look!

According to Hard Candy,

Add some dazzle to your look! Hard Candy Glitteratzi Compact Pressed Glitter is a pressed body glitter compact that comes complete with a mirror and sponge applicator. These glitters are suspended in a clear gel base that helps them adhere to skin. The clear gel base is not sticky and glides easily onto your skin. After application, the gel base sets to resist smudging and fading throughout the day. These glitters can be worn alone or you can mix, match, and layer them on top of each other to create your own unique colors. These glitters can be used to add sparkle to face, body, and hair. Use the glitter gels on their own or as a top coat to add a glitter finish to other makeup. This glitter palette is also great for on the go, it includes a mirror and a dual ended sponge applicator for easy travel.
Hard Candy Glitteratzi Gel Palette in Rock My World
Multi-use shimmering glitter
Non sticky clear base that glides on and sets 
Ideal use for face and body 
Wear alone or mix and match
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Potion ($8.00 from Walmart): If you are going to take the time to create a Halloween makeup look that needs to have some longevity, then this gentle primer will definitely add considerable wear-time. This is a lightweight formula that absorbs excess oil, blurs fine lines and enlarged pores and color corrects. Furthermore, it is oil, silicone and alcohol-free,

According to Hard Candy,

A lightweight primer serum that instantly tightens pores and smooths skins. This gentle, yet effective formula contains pore tightening actives and astringents that absorb excess oil for all day flawless wear. Micro-fine powders blur fine lines and color corrects skin tone. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more uniform, and perfectly shine-free.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten and Set Loose Finishing Powder ($6.00 for 0.63 oz. from Walmart): This finishing powder sets your concealer, to protect it from creasing. It also works as an all-over setting powder that absorbs excess oil and pairs well with the primer to increase the longevity of your makeup.

According to Hard Candy,

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder instantly perfects your concealer application. This banana-colored powder sets into your Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer to increase wear, protect against creasing, and brighten your under eye area. The finely milled powder absorbs excess oil and creates a flawless, bright finish. Effective as a finishing powder, this banana shade shows off a natural looking finish that is never cakey. "Bake" your makeup by applying your shade of Glamoflauge Concealer under your eyes. Press an excess of banana powder on top of still-wet concealer to set the concealer. After allowing the powder to "bake" into concealer with your body heat for 5-10 minutes, brush off the excess powder with a fluffy brush. Left behind is a bright, crease-proof under eye area that lasts all day.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($6.00 for 0.63 oz. from Walmart): This translucent setting powder increases the longevity of your makeup, blurs the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores and makes skin appear very smooth. Furthermore, it absorbs excess oil without drying the skin.

According to Hard Candy,

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Loose Translucent Powder is a loose version of the cult favorite Fast & Fabulous Pressed Translucent Powder. Loose, weightless translucent powder is suitable for all skin tones and textures. Achieve a soft, matte finish easily for a flawless look that lasts all day. This translucent powder formula extends the longevity of your makeup look and blends effortlessly into your skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, and pores optically fade as your skin is visibly smoothed out and makeup is set into skin. Infused with glycerin and antioxidants, the powder helps to guard against dryness and keeps skin comfortable all day. Use this finely milled powder to set your look without makeup becoming cakey or heavy. The powder can also be used throughout the day to absorb excess oil.
If you are going to be out playing on Halloween, you might want a low-key fragrance to spritz, and Hard Candy has a couple from which to choose:

Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray ($12.97 for 1.7 fl oz. from Walmart): is described as a "romantic, floral musk" with top notes of California tangerine and pink passion fruit, middle notes of pink peony and sheer jasmine and base notes of vanilla sugar and musk.

Hard Candy Black Fragrance Body Mist ($6.98 for 8.0 fl oz. from Walmart): is a sweet fruity floral with top notes of kiwi and mango, middle notes of quince blossom and vanilla absolute and base noted go sugared iris and warm amber.

Overall Assessment: These affordable finds are perfect picks for Halloween!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Models Own Celestial Collection is the Perfect Pick for Halloween Glittering Goodness

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With Halloween right around the corner, you might be scrambling to put together a costume, or you might wait until the last minute and find yourself cobbling together a makeshift costume. If this sounds familiar, then might I suggest sprinkling some fairy dust on it! In fact, the Models Own   Limited Edition Celestial Collection has all of the fairy dust that you could ask for to create a wonderful Halloween themed costume. Use your clothes, get or make, a magic wand and add some glitter! This Ulta exclusive collection consists of the following pieces:

Models Own Celestial Eyeshadow Palette ($8.99 for 0.3 oz. from Ulta): This eyeshadow palette features 10 finely milled, on the verge of creamy, powder shadows with seriously celestial finishes. From pale shimmering pinks and yellows to brown, peach, silver, gunmetal gray and purple– this palette has a nice selection of warm and cool tones to create beautiful looks long after Halloween.

According to Models Own,

Models Own... Bold. Brave. British. Be the queen of hearts with Models Own Celestial Enchanted Palette. From ladylike hues to fairytale blooms, live happily ever after!

With the brush, apply matte powder pink, shimmering nudes and iridescent pastels for a dreamy eyed look.

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. May Contain: Aluminum Powder (CI77000), Iron Oxides (CI77492) (CI77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Ultramarines (CI77007), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Titanium Dioxide (77891), Red 40 (CI16035), Carmine (CI75470).
 Note the luminosity in the finish of these eye shadows!
Models Own Celestial Face Glitter Kit ($10.99 from Ulta): Models Own... Bold. Brave. British. Whether on the San Antonio strip or the fields of Glastonbury this Models Own Celestial Face Glitter Kit has your festival look covered. Create unique designs with ease with the Celestial face stencils.

Kit Includes:
  • Face Glitter Seal (0.527 oz)
  • Face Glitter in Mars (0.088 oz)
  • Face Glitter in Pluto (0.088 oz)
  • 5 Face Stencils
  • 1 Dual-Ended Applicator
Step 1: Apply glue directly to skin/hair. Allow gel to turn from white to clear.
Step 2: Generously apply glitter using the pad applicator for a full coverage or the brush applicator for a more precise finish.
Step 3: Allow to set for approximately 2 minutes.

Stencil Tip: Place stencil against clean and dry skin. Apply glue within stencil borders. Wait for glue to turn from white to clear. Apply glitter within borders of stencil shape.

Tip: Remove glitter from face or hair with liquid soap or shampoo, gently working the glitter loose. Keep rinsing until completely clear.

Precautions: Do not ingest. Perform patch test prior to first full application.
Ingredients Face Glitter Seal: Acrylates Copolymer, Aqua, PVP, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients Face Glitter in Mars: Polyurethane-11, Aluminium Powder, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

Ingredients Face Glitter in Pluto: Polybutylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer.
Models Own Celestial Lip Glitter Kit ($7.99 from Ulta): Models Own... Bold. Brave. British. Take your festival glam to another stratosphere with the Models Own Celestial Lip Glitter Kit. Worn alone or over your favorite lip color, this high impact glitter lip look is your festival beauty essential.

Kit Includes:
  • Lip Glitter Seal (0.123 oz)
  • Lip Glitter (0.096 oz)
  • 1 Dual-Ended Applicator
Directions: Apply lip glitter seal onto lips. Use brush end of dual ended applicator to even out lip glitter seal and ensure coverage is smooth. Use sponge end of dual ended applicator to dip into glitter pot and pat gently onto lips. Keep applying until you have an even glitter finish.

Ingredients Lip Glitter Seal: Acrylates Copolymer, Aqua, PVP, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients Lip Glitter: Phenyl Methicone, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Mica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylene / VA Copolymer. May Contain: Manganese Violet CI 77742, Red 40 CI 16035, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Red 22 CI 45380, Red 28 CI 45410, Red 7 CI 15850, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) Propane / Bisaminomethylnorborane Copolymer.
Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust 19 and Rose Comet 20 ($7.99 for 0.18 oz from Ulta): These gorgeous glittery Lip Toppers are such a great way to add glitter to your lipstick.  They work well over matte lipsticks or other slightly drier formulass. If you opt for very emollient lipsticks, you will likely experience a glitter migration, and that might get a bit messy. Please note that Rose Comet has a more richly pigmented base that doubles as a lip stain, in my experience.

According to Models Own,

Models Own... Bold. Brave. British. Create an otherworldly pout with the Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper. Applied over your favorite matte lip color, this long-wear formula is loaded with reflective pigment for a multidimensional finish.

Directions: Apply over lip color for an enviable iridescent finish. Apply to bare lips for out of this world shine.

Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, PVP, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Flavor / Aroma. May Contain: Mica, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 (CI 42090).
Top to Bottom: Rose Comet 20 and Stardust 19 
Overall Assessment: I am a big fan of Models Own, and while I would not use the glitter-based products any time other than Halloween, or for some other sort of costume party, I will use the eyeshadow palette much more often than that because the colors are so stunning and the quality is so good!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gaffer & Child Skincare Picks to Covet

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Gaffer&Child is a Los Angeles-based company that makes handcrafted skincare products that are wholesome, healthy and filled with high quality ingredients. They believe that skincare products should both be good for the skin, and for the environment, and that they should be so safe that you could actually eat them! Therefore, they sought to create a simple selection of essential products to facilitate a stream-lined skincare regimen that consists of nourishing products that are good for you, and that smell great. Their beautifully curated collection of skincare products are made from sustainably sourced ingredients, but skincare experts, in small batches from organic, plant-based ingredients, and "every purchase will assist in PETA's groundbreaking work to stop animal abuse and suffering."
Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser ($26.00 for 2 oz. from Gaffer & Child): This delectably aromatic moisturizing cleanser, with its beautiful lavender scent, thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping it. In fact, its low-lather consistency is hydrating, and it leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple without leaving behind an oily residue. This is definitely gentle enough to use twice a day, and is great for most types of skin.

According to Gaffer & Child,

As if stepping into an undulating field of lavender, your hectic day dissipates in the mist. With one spritz of our refreshing face cleanser you’ll strike the perfect balance between deep clean and deep moisturizing. Infused with nature’s disinfectants, lavender and peppermint, our repairing skin cleanser is naturally relaxing.

Massage our blend of organic oils and extracts into your skin in the morning and evening for that fresh feeling without drying, and rinse away the lather for the kind of clean only nature can provide.

Ingredients: Distilled Spring Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Chamomile Hydrosol, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil.
Gaffer & Child Facial Scrub ($28.00 for 2 oz. from Gaffer & Child): This beautifully effective, and aromatic, lavender scented facial scrub has mid-weight grit sugar particles that dissolve rather than pollute out waterways. It lifts dead skin cells, unclogs congested pores, and leaves skin soft, supple, hydrated and silky-smooth. Furthermore, it neither strips the skin, nor does it leave behind a greasy residue.

According to Gaffer & Child,

It’s the feeling of fresh ocean air in the morning. The earthy grit of the salty spray. The kind of clean you can feel in your lungs. Our face scrub makes that deep, natural clean available everyday by removing dirt, dead skin, and blockages for a bright, fresh complexion. 

Organic seeds and cane sugar, high in Glycolic Acid that penetrates the skin, leaves your skin glowing without harsh chemicals, and gently exfoliate without harmful, plastic microbeads. Shea and Jojoba oils seal in moisture as this luxurious Lavender-infused formula slough away impurities without leaving your skin feeling dry.
Ingredients: Distilled Spring Water, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Rice Bran Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Broccoli Seeds, Organic Poppy Seeds, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Bamboo Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
Gaffer & Child Shaving Butter ($30.00 for 4 oz. from Gaffer & Child): This shaving butter is such a moisturizing treat for the skin. It has a luxe creamy texture that is filled with rich and nourishing oils that soften and prepare the skin for shaving. It encourages a close shave, and doesn't leave behind an oily residue. It is perfect for men and women alike.

According to Gaffer & Child,

Relax into the warm steam of a hot face towel, or the luxurious embrace of the bath. this feels so good, you could be at the spa. perhaps you are?

Our latherless shea butter base helps you get a close, moisturizing shave from the comfort of your own home. We’ve loaded this product with nutrient-dense oils that will protect your skin after shaving leaves it sensitive and exposed. The healing properties of sea buckthorn oil have been known for centuries and used to repair and soften skin and hair.

This shave cream has been designed with the highest quality organic ingredients to reduce irritation and dryness. For the best skin care experience, follow with gaffer&child cleanser and moisturizer.

Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Distilled Water, Rice Bran Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
Gaffer & Child Hydrating Serum ($34.00 for 1 oz. from Gaffer & Child): This is such a luxurious antioxidant-rich oil-based serum that is formulated to deeply moisturize, protect and nourish the skin. It is lightweight and fast absorbing, and it leaves skin very soft, supple, hydrated and luminous. It has a wonderful light lavender aroma which is neither overpowering, nor in the least bit cloying. This is such a lovely face oil, and it is very affordable.

According to Gaffer & Child,

Something has changed but it’s hard to say what. friends notice your radiant glow. is it love? It might be.

It’s easy to fall for our light, vitamin-rich facial moisturizer. High in lycopene, tomato extract helps repair sun damage, while argan oil’s high concentration of Vitamin E keeps skin supple and guards against wrinkles. This ultra-light moisturizer delivers daily antioxidants, nutrients, and moisture for optimal skin protection and elasticity. It’s love at first application.

Ingredients: Organic Argan Oil, Tomato Extract, Cold Pressed Carrot Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Lavender Extract, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil.
Overall Assessment: I am very impressed by my first exposure to Gaffer & Child products, and I most definitely plan to try more of their products. A+

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