Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette and Cheek to Chic Swatches

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One of the most hyped recent makeup releases (and re-releases) is undoubtedly the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection, and while I have (and love) her iconic Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk (Reviewed HERE), which is a beautiful nude pink, I needed to see the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette and Cheek to Chic in person to determine if they were too warm and too peach for my cool-toned skin. The description and pictures on the Charlotte Tilbury website   described the eyeshadow palette as "golden pink shades" and the Cheek to Chic as a "two-tone pink and champagne powder blush"– both of which sounded absolutely perfect for me, but I was concerned that they would pull far-too warm on me, and sadly they do. If they had been a bit cooler and if they had pulled a bit more pink, then I would have purchased both, but instead they were warm and muddy against my cool-toned complexion.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette and Cheek to Chic both boast ultra-finely milled luxurious textures, beautiful pigmentation and they are very easy to blend. The eyeshadows and blush are very warm peachy shades that are absolutely gorgeous, and they are perfect elegant neutrals for people with fair to medium warm-toned complexions. If you have cooler-toned skin, you might want to swatch them on your skin to see if they are too warm for you, as they are for me. I wish that I could wear these colors, but sadly they are just too warm.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk ($53.00 from Charlotte Tilbury and Nordstrom): Eyeshadow palette with golden pink shades.

According to Charlotte Tilbury,

On everyone’s lips right now, the return of Charlotte’s WORLD-FAMOUS, BEST-SELLING Pillow Talk eye shadow palette has caused MAKEUP MANIA across the globe! The Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk is a pretty, feminine every day eyeshadow palette with four shimmer and matte shades, featuring champagne pink, matte dusky rose, soft matte brown and a rose gold sparkle.

This easy to use eyeshadow quad will give you romantic, wide-eyed, ‘I woke up like this’ eye makeup. Complete your iconic Pillow Talk love story look with this eyeshadow palette, perfectly paired with the new blusher, award-winning lip liner and matte lipstick.

This product is Paraben free. It is also free from Alcohol, Fragrance, Gluten and Nuts. This product is also Vegetarian.

Prime Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Enhance & Smoke Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium Edta, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Pop Ingredients: Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400).
Left to Right: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and Cheek to Chic Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk ($40.00 from Charlotte Tilbury and Nordstrom): Two-tone pink and champagne powder blush.

According to Charlotte Tilbury,

On everyone’s lips right now, the return of Charlotte’s WORLD-FAMOUS, BEST-SELLING Pillow Talk blusher palette has caused MAKEUP MANIA across the globe!

Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk is a two-tone powder blusher in a dusky pink and champagne shimmer shade that will add a kiss of colour to your cheeks.With luminous gold flecks in each shade, this blush will add an instant healthy sheen to your complexion for a gorgeous glow! Complete your iconic Pillow Talk love story look with this blush, perfectly paired with the new luxury palette, award-winning lip liner and matte lipstick.

This product is Paraben free. It is also free from Alcohol, Fragrance, Gluten and Nuts. This product is also Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly.

Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Dimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Hexylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramines (Ci 77007)].
Overall Assessment: The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette and Cheek to Chic blush are absolutely gorgeous, but they are definitely warm-peachy neutrals that are going to be more flattering on warmer complexions than cooler complexions– like mine. If you are seeking warm neutrals, then these could rank among your favorite purchases of the season.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Revisiting Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer

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This winter has really proven to be incredibly drying for my hair and skin, and I have had to continually adjust my skincare and haircare picks to find, and maintain, an equilibrium. The need for what feels like excessive added moisture is a little odd for my normal/combination skin, but as the cold weather persists I have found numerous new and tried and true products that are definitely working wonders on my seasonally dry skin.

With that in mind, I thought that I would revisit Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer–a moisturizer that I initially thought that I would like, but that I ended up loving. I thought that this lightweight moisturizer would not provide me with the level of moisture and hydration that I seek this time of the year, but instead it has repeatedly proven to be perfect for my skin during the winter months. Not only does it provide my skin with ample moisture and hydration, but in fact this potent antioxidant-rich, anti-aging cream does a remarkable job nourishing my skin and leaving it soft, supple, dewy and luminous. 

One of the great strengths of this cream is that the Malic Acid gently evens skin tone while the Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid smooth and plump the skin, and noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines. The formula is lightweight, fast-absorbing and very concentrated– therefore a very small amount is all that is needed. It has a light and clean natural aroma that delights the senses, but it fades away soon after it is absorbed.

Directions: After cleansing  the face, massage this moisturizer into face, neck and décolleté. Use morning and night.
According to Juice Beauty,

Create a brighter and smoother looking complexion with this clinically proven age defy moisturizer that combines certified organic botanical juices with a powerful antioxidant cocktail of alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, Vitamin C, peptides and DMAE for optimum age-defying results.

The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Age Defy Moisturizer is designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20's and up and is effective for dark spots, discoloration, uneven skin tone and texture. NOTE: the Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids--if you have this type of skin, see the Daily Essentials Collection.
Features and Benefits:
  • Helps even skin tone and texture with a potent dose of malic acid from organic green apples.
  • Smooths appearance of fine lines with DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, peptides, CoQ10 & Vitamin A.
  • Antioxidant-rich hydration with organic aloe, shea, jojoba, and rich botanicals like primrose, linseed and borage.
  • Creates a plumping effect with vegetable hyaluronic acid.
  • Can help fights free radicals with rich antioxidants and Vitamin C.
Formulated without Parabens, Petroleum, Propylene or Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, Pesticides, Phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Cruelty-free.
Select Ingredients and their Attributes:

Malic Acid, Apple Juice (Organic) (pyrus malus): Rich in vitamins, potent malic alpha-hydroxy acids, phytonutrients, flavonoids, phenols; and provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote beautiful skin.

Resveratrol, Grape Juice (Organic): Rich in vitamins; potent tartaric alpha-hydroxy acid, rich in resveratrol antioxidants to help promote beautiful skin.

Lemon (Organic) (citrus medica limonum): Rich in vitamins, lycopene, phytonutrients, flavonoids, and alpha-hydroxy citric acids; powerful antioxidant benefits to help clarify and improve skin tone and texture.

Aloe Leaf Juice (Organic) (Aloe Barbadensis): Rich in glycoproteins and soothing properties, can help improve hydration and skin's natural moisture content.

Jojoba Oil (Organic) (Simmondsia Chinensis): Derived from the seeds of the desert shrub jojoba; a rich emollient antioxidant, high in essential fatty acids & nutrients.

Shea Butter (sustainably sourced, Organic) (Butyrospermum Park): Derived from the pit of the fruit from the karite tree; deeply moisturizes, soothes and helps soften.

Algae: Mineral rich, potent antioxidant that can provide emollient and humectant skincare benefits.

Green Tea Leaf (Camellia Sinensis): Potent antioxidant that can help promote beautiful skin.

Linseed Seed Oil (Organic) (Linum Usitatissimum): Rich with antioxidants; can help promote beautiful skin.

Ingredients: Organic juices of Pyrus Malus (Organic Apple Juice)*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic White Grape Juice)*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon Juice)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Organic Plant Oils Of Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba Seed Oil)*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower Seed Oil)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Organic Avocado Oil)*, Cetearyl Alcohol & Glucoside, Sorbitan Stearate, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-20, Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose Oil)*, Linum Usitatissimum (Organic Linseed Oil)*, Borago Officinalis (Organic Borage Seed Oil)*, Saccharum Officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane Extract)*, Saccharomyes Cerevisiae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea Leaf Extract), Algae Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow Bark Extract), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Extract), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle Flower Extract), Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle Extract), Ubiquinone (Coq10), Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Dimethylaminoethanol (Dmae), Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Neroli) And Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Pure essential oils. * = Certified organic ingredient
Overall Assessment: I really love everything about this moisturizer, and have found that I can use it all year long, but it definitely has proven to be a worthy contender for the colder moths of the year. If you are looking for an eco-friendly moisturizer to add to your skincare routine, then this is definitely one worthy of your attention.

$50.00 for 2 oz. from Juice BeautyUltaBloomingdale's and Skin Care Rx (Affiliate Links).
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

SPACE NK: LAST CHANCE UP TO 70% OFF SALE

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Space NK is delighted to announce the Space NK’s exclusive ONLINE SALE. Save up to 70% off select lines.

Shop their edited curated collection of the world’s most innovative beauty products and enjoy up to 70% off brands including: By Terry, Phillip B., Lancer, Kevyn Aucoin, Lipstick Queen, Rodial, Eve Lom, Rodial, Oribe, Rodial, Ren, Goldfaden MD, Aromatherapy Associates, Dr. Dennis Gross, NuFace, Artis, Space NK, Kane NY, Radical Skincare, Patchology, FOREO, Kat Burki, Saimon Barber, Chantecaille, Smith & Cult, Kimiko  and more. The discount is available online and will be automatically applied to your basket.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Winter Weekend Reads

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is the ultimate holy grail cream for very dry hands and feet this winter season, and for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog it is, without question, the most-reached for magical healing cream! #kiehls

Prime Beauty is starting off the New Year with a new effective and highly affordable skincare routine. Learn about the new Alpha Skin Care!

Check out how Pammy Blogs Beauty whitens her smile with this new Sonic Brush set System from LUSTER!

Never Say Die Beauty is thrilled that L’Oreal launched a fragrance-free version of Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer as well as new Rosy Tone Mask and Hydra-Nutrition All-Over Honey Balm that are perfect for winter, very dry skin and mature skin.

Do you pick a word or a mantra to concentrate on each year? See what Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom chose as her word. It may inspire you to do the same.

Beauty comes in all forms and Beauty Info Zone wants you to appreciate the beauty in your home. One way is to renew your bathrooms with Thirsty Towels. You'll fall for these plush updates once they are in your life.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Nubian Heritage Olive Oil and Green Tea Collection

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Nubian Heritage makes some of my very favorite eco-friendly bath and body products, and my current obsession is with their Olive Oil & Green Tea Collection. These nourishing products have a lovely light, clean green aroma that is uplifting and refreshing without being in the least bit overpowering.

Nubian Heritage Olive Oil & Green Tea Body Lotion ($12.99 for 13 oz. from Nubian Heritage,  iHerbThe Vitamin Shoppe and Swanson Vitamins): This ultra-luxe lotion is rich, creamy, very moisturizing and fast-absorbing. It leaves skin soft, supple, radiant and with a light aromatic veil.

According to Nubian Heritage,

A luxurious body lotion enriched with Olive Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extract provides long-lasting moisture to soften and smooth, helping to give the skin a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Ingredients: Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernel), Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Green Tea Extract,*Certified Organic Ingredient

Nubian Heritage Olive Oil & Green Tea Infused Shea Butter ($13.99 for 4 oz. from Nubian Heritage): This is a rich and emollient shea butter balm that is very nourishing and moisturizing. It is very concentrated, and therefore very little is needed to heal and moisturize dry chapped skin. I simply warm up a small amount between my palms and once it heats up I massage it into my hands, feet, elbows and anywhere that I have dry skin. Its Olive Oil and Green Tea aroma is subtle, but very uplifting.

According to Nubian Heritage,

Shea Butter, infused with Olive Oil and Green Tea Extract, creates the ultimate natural moisturizer. The powerful antioxidant properties of Green Tea Extract enhance the ultra-hydrating and skin softening properties of Olive Oil in this total body balm.

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Green Tea Extract, Essential Oil Blend.

Nubian Heritage Olive Oil & Green Tea Bar Soap ($4.99 for 5 oz. from Nubian Heritage, iHerbThe Vitamin Shoppe and Swanson Vitamins): This wonderful bar soap has a rich and emollient lather that is neither stripping, nor is it in the least bit drying. In fact, it hydrates and nourishes the skin while the green tea leaves offer gentle exfoliation for the removal of dead skin cells. The aroma is intoxicating and exhilarating, and it fills the shower with its fresh green essence.

According to Nubian Heritage,

Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Avocado Oil provide supple hydration to support skin’s natural moisture barrier. Green Tea leaves gently exfoliate to leave skin soft and smooth, helping to give the skin a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Sodium Gluconate, Palm Acid, Sodium Chloride, Palm Kernel Acid, Soymilk, Iron Oxides (Cl 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77499), Boswellia Carterii Resin Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Honey Extract
*Certified Organic Ingredient
Overall Assessment: If you are seeking healthy eco-friendly body care products, that are very affordable, then I highly recommend trying something from Nubian Heritage. If you want to try my current favorite collection, then I definitely suggest trying their Olive Oil & Green Tea products.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Biotherm Winter Hydration Skincare Picks

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As you are no doubt noticing, as the weather gets colder, the more I have been featuring moisturizing and nourishing skincare products. In part, this is because many of you have requested it, but it is also because my skin has been unusually dry and dehydrated this winter, and that is rather unusual for my normal/combination skin. Therefore, I thought that I would share four nourishing Biotherm skincare products that have been working wonders on my skin this season.

About Biotherm,

A pioneer in skin biology since discovering the benefits of Life Plankton™ in 1952, Biotherm uses the incredible healing force of Life Plankton™ in advanced skincare solutions. 

Through expertise in Biotechnology, the brand infuses the most powerful active ingredients in unparalleled pleasurable textures for a healthy and active beauty.
BIOTHERM Liquid Glow Skin Best ($54.00 for 1.01 oz. from Biotherm USA and $69.00 for 30ml. from Biotherm Canada): This is a lightweight dry oil that melts into the skin without leaving any greasy residue. It is very hydrating and makes skin feel soft and supple, and gives skin a dewy glow. It has a light, warm and creamy aroma that is neither in the least bit overpowering, nor is it long-lasting.

According to Biotherm,

Instant complexion reviving oil with algae extract a revolution in facial oils: the 1st dry oil ultra-concentrated in one of the most powerful antioxidant algae extract: Astaxanthin. Skin is instantly smoothed out and complexion is naturally enhanced.

An unexpected texture suitable for all skin types. Naturally tinted oil, with an absolutely non greasy texture leaving a dry & silky finish on skin.
Directions: Apply by pressing to add touches of glow. At night, massage into face. Mix a drop of oil with your skincare.
BIOTHERM Blue Therapy Cream in Oil ($72.00 for 1.69 oz. from Biotherm USA and $86.00 for 50ml. from Biotherm Canada): I have to preface this by stating that I am nearly irrationally obsessed with this cream-in-oil moisturizer. It has a luxurious gel-cream texture that is enriched by nourishing oils, and the way in which in melts into the skin is so luxurious. It is richly moisturizing and it leaves skin very soft, supple and luminous. It has a lovely warm and creamy aroma, but it subsides once it sinks into the skin.

According to Biotherm,

A texture uniting the nutritive capabilities of a naturally sourced oil with the lightness of a honey-like gel-cream. Made with a blend of "sea sugar", Algae of Youth extracts, and vegetal oils rich in omega 3 and 6. Day after day, skin is nurtured with hydration and looks smooth, luminous, and intensely plumped.

The highest concentration in nutritive natural oils, similar to that found in a butter, yet in the freshest possible gel texture, thanks to a high pressure micronizing process similar to that experienced 10,000 meters under the sea
Directions: Apply daily for optimal results on a cleansed face and neck. Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the centre. Finish by the neck. Avoid eye contour.
BIOTHERM Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil Night ($71.00 for 1.01 oz. from Biotherm USA and $81.00 for 30ml. from Biotherm Canada): This nighttime algae-oil-based serum is non-greasy, richly hydrating and very nourishing. It has an unusual oil-gel texture that beautifully melts into the skin and leaves it soft, radiant, healthy, and it plumps fine lines. It has a lovely light aroma that might be described as a slightly spicy citrus, but it is not long-lasting.

According to Biotherm,

The formula contains the rare sea oil from Ulkenia, which is composed of similar membrane lipids found in the skin cells. Biotherm associates the Blue Therapy ingredient trio with this pure algae-oil.

Always striving to be at the cutting edge of texture formulation, Biotherm has, for its first time, succeeded in uniting a serum with an oil in one micro-dispersion formula that transforms under the fingers and fuses beautifully into the skin. This non-greasy and non-sticky night care is suitable for all skin types.

Night after night, skin is visibly re-plumped, velvet-smooth and luminous, as if transformed. After 4 weeks, Blue Therapy Serum-in-oil delivers benefits on the look of fine lines, bounce and radiance.

Directions: Use every evening on cleansed and toned skin. Apply alone or underneath your usual night treatment. Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the center. Finish by the neck. Avoid eye contour. Do not apply on breasts.
BIOTHERM Aquasource Gel ($44.00 for 1.69 oz. from Bioterm USA and $52.00 for 50ml. from Biotherm Canada): This ultra-luxe gel-based moisturizer is one of the most hydrating products that I have tried in recent memory. Its lightweight texture lends itself to melting into the skin immediately and drenching and quenching even the most dehydrated skin. It has been one of my greatest finds this winter because my skin has been assaulted by the constant disparity between the cold outdoors and the warm indoors. Biotherm's claim that it gives skin a visible glow and "intense regenerating hydration in one application" is absolutely consistent with my experience. This has a fresh green aroma that is uplifting and pleasant, but it does not linger.

According to Biotherm,

New Aquasource Gel Moisturizer is now infused with a legendary ingredient discovered in the French Pyrenees source: Aura Leaf, a medicinal plant with miraculous properties. Day after day, it replenishes skin’s natural moisture reserves, gorging skin with moisture to restore its natural ability to glow. Visibly glowing skin and 48H of intense regenerating hydration in one application. Even the most dehydrated skin and dullest complexions are visibly transformed.
Directions: Use every morning and / or evening on cleansed and toned skin. Place one dose into the palm. Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the center. Finish with the neck. Avoid eye contour.
Overall Assessment: These are effective and nourishing hydrators that really pamper the skin and leave it luminous. They are suitable for all types of skin and are effective for year round use, but I am particularly impressed by the extent to which they are hydrating my dry winter skin.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bella Schneider Beauty Naturals Cupuacu Super Hydrating Oil | Review

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Bella Schneider Beauty, a new-to-me brand, knew of my penchant for luxury face oils and was kind enough to send me their Bella Schneider Beauty Naturals Cupuacu Super Hydrating Oil. Formulated as a multipurpose oil, this antioxidant-rich oil can be used from head to toe, and I have tried it on my hair, scalp, face and body. The oil is lightweight with a velvety smooth texture and a luscious fruity floral aroma that is as delectable as delectable can be. It utterly melts into the skin and leaves it soft, smooth, nourished, luminous and ultra-hydrated, and it does so without leaving behind any sort of greasy residue. In my hair, it is very hydrating, it fights frizz, leaves hair manageable and gives it a beautiful glossy shine.

I savor this beauty oil and in order to stretch this luxurious elixir a bit further, I tend to reserve it for my face, neck and décolleté– rather than on my hair and body. In addition to using it as a serum for my skin, I also add a drop or two to my moisturizers when I need extra hydration, and also a few drops to my foundation for added moisture and luminosity.
According to Bella Schneider Beauty,

This multi-use oil is great used anywhere on your face or body that needs serious moisture. Cupuacu butter and jojoba oil work to hydrate skin as well protect against free radical damage (thanks to all the antioxidants). Apply the lightweight oil to clean skin or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer for an extra shot of skin-softening powers.

Richly textured & beautifully fragranced, the protective Bella Schneider Beauty Naturals Cupuacu Syper Hydrating Oil indulges the senses while bolstering skin immunity from environmental pollutants and free radicals with potent polyphenols. Luxuriously textured, Bella Schneider Beauty's Cupuacu oil promotes skin elasticity and hydrates with luscious Cupuacu butter, Jojoba oil, skin-strengthening fatty acids, and superfood vitamins.
Directions: After cleansing, apply over the entire face and neck. Allow to penetrate. For more moisture, add few drops to your day or night cream.

Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.
Overall Assessment: I really like this oil so much, and despite the fact that I have an unbelievable number of face oils in use currently, I anticipate using this one down to the last drop. I definitely want to try more skincare products from Bella Schneider Beauty after such positive results.

$59.99-$79.95 for 1 oz. from Bella Schneider Beauty, Aha Life and Bella Schneider Amazon Store (Affiliate Links).

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Molton Brown Exquisite Treats Crackers Bath & Shower Gels on Sale 30%

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If I had to select a single brand for my favorite luxury bath and body gels, it would definitely be Molton Brown. They feature a wide range of delectable fragrances and the rich lather thoroughly cleans without stripping the skin. They are currently having a SALE up to 30% OFF that you will want to check out. I received my wonderful Limited Edition Exquisite Treats Festive Cracker kit after the holidays, but now that it is on sale!
Limited Edition Exquisite Treats Festive Cracker (Regularly $25.00 on Sale for $17.50 from Molton Brown): A surprise of four beautiful body washes featuring fiery, fruity and floral notes in our most exquisite fragrances.

Includes:
1.7fl oz Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel

Available in the Sale for a limited time only.
The Icons Cracker (Regularly $25.00 on Sale for $17.50 from Molton Brown): Our most iconic body washes fragrant with floral, spicy and woody notes beautifully nestled in this classic festive cracker.

Includes
1.7fl oz Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Tobacco Absolute Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel
1.7fl oz Re-charge Black Pepper Bath & Shower Gel

Available in the Sale for a limited time only.
Overall Assessment: Check out the Molton Brown sale section!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Nyakio Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème and Baobab Lip Balm

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Winter weather always precipitates a major skincare product reboot for me, but for some reason this winter has wrought even more havoc on my skin. While my skin is normal/combination, you would think otherwise this season. Therefore, I have been slathering richer and heavier oils, balms and lotions from head to toe. Among my recent product discoveries, that I have been reaching for repeatedly, are two products from Nyakio. In fact, Nyakio Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème and Nyakio Baobab Lip Balm have proven so effective that I will definitely be repurchasing both (and likely before this winter ends).

About Nyakio:

Global beauty secrets. Cultural traditions. Indigenous ingredients. Baobab oil, derived from the coveted namesake superfuit in Ghana, is rumored to be the preserver of youthful beauty. Nyakio has always been fascinated with the baobab "Tree of Life" due to its high levels of vitamin A, E and omegas 3, 6 and 9. From the leaves to the roots, the baobab tree has been used for generations.
Nyakio Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème ($35.00 for 1.5 oz. from Ulta): This lightweight antioxidant-rich face cream is nourishing and fast-absorbing, and despite its inherent emollience it leaves behind no greasy residue, whatsoever. It melts into the skin, deeply moisturizes dry and dehydrated skin, and leaves it soft, smooth and supple. There is a very subtle aroma, from the essential oils blend, but it is neither overpowering, nor is it long-lasting.

According to Nyakio,

Give your skin a bounce back. Restore skin's natural glow and enhance protection with Nyakio's Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème. Enriched with antioxidant-rich baobab oil, this lightweight crème helps defend skin against damaging free radicals.

Key Benefits:
- Lightweight, whipped cream helps to restore skin's natural glow
- Packed with vitamins and antioxidants to protect skin
- Contains Baobab Oil from the "African Tree of Life"
- 100% Vegan
- Cruelty-Free

Formulated without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, butylene glycol.

Directions: Massage onto cleansed face and neck one to two times per day, as needed. Nyakio's Tip: "I like to add a drop or two of one of my Nyakio oils. This cocktailing technique helps me add intensive hydration and provides customizable targeted treatment."
Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*+, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend).*Certified organic ingredient. +Fair Trade ingredient.
Nyakio Baobab Lip Balm ($22.00 for 0.50 oz. from Ulta): This is my favorite new lip balm because it has been so effective in its ability to quickly heal my winter-chapped lips. It has a thick consistency, but it effortlessly melts into the lips and spreads, coats and protects them with ease. It isn't in the least bit tacky, and it boasts the perfect amount of cushion for comfortable wear. It leaves lips very soft, smooth, hydrated and healed. There is no discernible fragrance to this lip balm, and therefore it should pose no problem for people with sensitivities to scented skincare products.

According to Nyakio,

Silky, soft lips like you never knew. Nyakio's Baobab Lip Balm is a luxuriously rich balm that melts instantly for soft, supple lips.

Key Benefits:
- Melts instantly for soft lips
- Intensely hydrates
- Contains baobab oil from the "African Tree of Life"
- Cruelty-Free

Formulated without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, butylene glycol.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Pod Ash, Shea Butyl Esters, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Water. *Certified organic ingredient.
Overall Assessment: Not only are these two Nyakio products effective, but they are also affordable.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Vitabrid Hair Tonic Set

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While I do not have thinning hair, I do have a serious and abiding love of all of the Vitabrid products that I use on a regular basis (Reviewed HERE, HERE, HEREHERE and HERE), and therefore I thought that I would share the Vitabrid Hair Tonic Set with you in case that you, or someone you know, has thinning hair.

About Vitabrid Hair Tonic Set:

Vitabrid C¹²'s HAIR Tonic Professional set is specifically formulated for intensive care of hair and scalp to promote the look and feel of thicker, fuller hair. The powder and serum work together to help alleviate itchiness and diminish the appearance of hair loss.

Created in Seoul, Vitabrid C12 is the only product in the world known to continuously deliver active, stabilized Vitamin C deep into the scalp for over 12 hours. The affect it has on thinning hair is incredible, as seen in this 90 day before & after image below. Thank you for considering us!

Applying Vitamin C onto the scalp is unique and Vitabrid C12 is the only product in the world known to continuously deliver active, stabilized Vitamin C for over 12 hours. As a result, the Vitabrid C12 HAIR Tonic Professional Set has recently been ranked #1 as a trusted brand for hair regrowth in Japan.

Vitabrid C12’s HAIR Tonic Professional Set includes a mixable, Vitamin C powder along with a specially formulated hair tonic to promote collagen production. Working together, the set targets one of the main factors causing hair loss – a deficiency of collagen 17A1. Without it, decreased collagen levels cause the disappearance of hair follicle stem cells.

Created through their patented bio-hybrid technology, the Hair Powder is combined with an OTC drug hair tonic to allow the delivery of transdermal Vitamin C into the scalp for 12 continuous hours. This improves metabolism, preventing hair loss, and making the hair stronger. The Vitabrid C12 Hair Tonic also delivers various active ingredients into the depths of the scalp and provides a soothing effect, moisture, and nutrients for thicker and shinier hair.

Vitamin C is the most definitive and safest substance for boosting collagen synthesis in the scalp. However, it typically has an unstable and vulnerable nature, making Vitamin C difficult to be delivered deep into the scalp by topical application.

This all changes with the introduction of the line’s breakthrough ingredient, Vitabrid CG, the main component of Vitabrid C12. As a brand-new Vitamin C complex (certified as a new material by the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary), this new form of transdermal Vitamin C is stored and preserved with its active property between mineral layers. Once applied to the scalp, it releases active vitamin C continuously for over 12 hours, delivering it deep into the skin. In turn, this stimulates collagen synthesis and scavenges free radicals in the scalp, preventing or delaying hair loss and promoting hair regrowth. With each use, the scalp feels clean and invigorated.

Directions:

1. Pour entire contents of HAIR Professional Powder into HAIR Professional Tonic bottle.
2. Install enclosed sprayer pump on tonic bottle and close tightly.
3. Shake the bottle to mix contents well before each use.
4. Before application, divide your hair into parts so that your scalp is visible.
5. Spray the mixture directly onto your scalp.
6. Massage gently for better absorption.
Picture Courtesy of Vitabid

$80.00 Powder: 0.05 oz/1.5g. Tonic: 3.7 fl oz/110ml. from Barneys New York.
$55.00 for Powder: 0.03 oz/0.8g. Tonic: 3.7 fl oz/110ml. from Barneys New York (Affiliate Links)

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