Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Skin Actives Collagen Serum Review

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I recently discovered Skin Actives Collagen Serum, which is vegan and cruelty-free, and I am quite impressed by its ability to effectively hydrate skin and plump fine lines. Created by skin care scientist, Dr. Hannah Sivak, Ph.D., this serum is formulated with a combination of epidermal growth factor (EGF),  hyaluronic acid and sea kelp bioferment. These ingredients were carefully selected for their efficacy in plumping fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating the skin, promotes collagen synthesis and improving the texture and tone of the skin.

The serum is a lightweight liquid that immediately melts into the skin without leaving behind any sort of residue, and the hyaluronic acid immediately renders the skin deeply hydrated. It is quite concentrated, and therefore only a small amount is needed for the face, neck and décolleté. I consistently note that my skin is left soft, smooth, hydrated, luminous, and the few fine lines that I have are lightly plumped. It is fragrance-free, and has no detectable aroma, and therefore will not bother anyone with a sensitivity to fragrant skincare products. They also have a version of this serum that is not vegan, but I do not have it, and therefore cannot compare the two.
According to Skin Actives,

Our vegan Collagen Serum helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This simplified serum will help maintain your skin's youthful vitality.

The formulas (the vegan and non-vegan serums) feature epidermal growth factor (EGF), which promotes synthesis of collagen and other macromolecules in the dermal matrix, including elastin and hyaluronic acid. Application of EGF to aging skin will support natural skin cell rejuvenation and revitalization, which otherwise decrease with age. Additionally, the serum includes L-carnosine and other ingredients that prevent collagen breakdown and glycation, plus hyaluronic acid and sea kelp bioferment for moisturization, contributing significantly to skin health. Together, the active ingredients all battle skin drying and aging. As a result of careful formulation, the Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serums reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improves overall tone and texture.

Collagen fibers give the skin resistance to strain and traction. Collagen constitutes about 70% of skin protein, but total collagen decreases about 1% per year. It may look like a small decline, but as such a major component of the skin, it will affect skin volume and its physical properties. Also, aging changes collagen structure. What was once an organized pattern in young skin, becomes an assembly of disorganized bundles of thick fibrils in older skin. It is not only quantity that matters, it is also quality.

- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Nutrients and antioxidants support overall skin health
- Helps improve skin tone and texture

Directions: Apply to clean skin on the face and neck once or twice daily. Refrigerate after opening for best results.

Ingredients: Water, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Panthenol, Carnosine, Proline, Glycine, Valine, Threonine, Lysine HCL, Leucine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Extract), Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Fucoxanthin, Astaxanthin, sh-Oligopeptide-1 (Epidermal Growth Factor), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Chlorphenesin (and) Caprylyl Glycol.
Overall Assessment: I really like this serum, and can definitely see a difference. My skin  is left nourished, plumped, hydrated and luminous. Because it is concentrated this little bottle will last a long time, and its affordable price makes it a very reasonable purchase.

$20.00 for 1 oz. from Skin Actives (Unaffiliated Links).
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

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As you are no doubt aware, I really love a good exfoliant, and I recently discovered one worth sharing with you. For me, a clear, bright, healthy and smooth complexion is always something to strive for. I take good care of my skin, protect it from too much sun exposure, and use high quality products to care for it. One of my favorite types of skincare products is an effective, but gentle exfoliant, and Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator checks all of the boxes on my list. It is gentle, effective, non-stripping, and it has enough fine grit that it feels like an at-home microdermabrasion treatment. There is an abundance of fine, and uniform, exfoliating particles that do not leave my skin feeling irritated or scratched up. Instead, my skin is left incredibly soft, silky-smooth and luminous. The results are immediate, and after a single use this became one of my favorite exfoliants because of its efficacy.

You simply apply the tiniest pea-sized amount to damp skin and very gently use a circular motion to buff away dead skin cells. Vasanti suggests using it 3-5 times a week, but I actually find it so effective that I can use it just once a week for optimum results. My skin is normal/combination and I find once a week plenty, but sometimes a second time is indicated if I need a little extra dead skin cell sloughing, or if I have congested pores. I should note that it has no discernible aroma, and therefore it should not bother people who avoid skincare products that are fragranced.
According to Vasanti,

A gentle yet powerful facial exfoliator. This papaya and aloe enriched exfoliator will remove dead skin, reveal a radiant complexion and fight common skin concerns like dull skin, dark spots, acne scars, wrinkles & more. You'll see results after just one use.

♥  Removes dead skin
♥  Reveals a radiant complexion
♥  Gives you an at-home microdermabrasion facial
♥  Enriched with papaya, professional microcrystals and aloe
♥  Fights dull skin, dark spots, scarring, wrinkles & more!
♥  See results after just one use!
♥ This is a cruelty-free product from a cruelty-free company.

Directions: Wet face and massage a pea-sized amount in a circular motion, focusing on problem areas. Rinse with warm water and pat dry to reveal an instantly brighter complexion. Use 3-5 times a week for straight-from-the-spa results.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aluminum Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Propanediol, Panthenol, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Papain, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Overall Assessment: This is a real winner in my book, and it is one of the few exfoliants that I will actually purchase after I finish up this tube. A+

$34.00 for 4.23 oz. from Vasanti, Amazon and Birchbox (Affiliate Links).
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Monday, April 22, 2019

South of France Soaps for Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are looking for affordable French-milled soaps and liquid hand soaps in which your mom can luxuriate, then you will undoubtedly be thrilled to learn about the beautiful soaps from South of France Natural Body Care. Not only do their soaps smell and feel luxurious and delectable, but they are kettle-cooked in small batches, and they are cruelty-free. They use a triple-milled recipe, from Marseilles, to assure that each bar has a creamy and ultra-moisturizing lather that leaves skin soft and supple.

You can choose from 14 otherworldly scents including: Almond Gourmande, Blooming Jasmine, Climbing Wild Rose, Lavender Fields, Lemon Verbena, Lush Gardenia and Mediterranean Fig. 

Furthermore, all South of France Natural Body Care liquid and bar soaps are: free of synthetic foaming agents such as sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, as well as gluten, EDTA, parabens, and phthalates.

About South of France Natural Body Care,

South of France® Natural Body Care was founded in 1999. Since then, it has become one of the top-selling brands of all-natural bar soaps and liquid hand soaps sold nationally. The original South of France soap formula was developed by a French expatriate in the US and manufactured in France using a traditional Marseille triple-milled recipe. Today, South of France® soap is manufactured in the USA, still kettle cooked in small batches using this traditional Marseille recipe with all natural vegetable ingredients.

South of France Natural Body Care is owned by two sisters, Molly & Katherine Oliver. As mothers, with a love of Provence and a legacy in natural products, we continue to expand the collection with scents that evoke happy memories of times spent wandering through small towns, picnic-ing in the countryside and playing with our children on the beaches along the Mediterranean sea. We look forward to transporting you with our luxuriously experiential products, even if only for a quick daydream in your pampering morning shower experience!
South of France Foaming Hand Soaps are made with organic Agave Nectar because of its ability to  hydrate and nourish the skin. In fact, their, "richly foaming Hand Wash" is enriched with a proprietary blend of natural vegetable glycerin and Coconut Oil that gently clean the skin while leaving it soft and moisturized.
South of France Hand Wash boasts a rich lather that is enriched with a proprietary blend of Coconut and Olive Oils and Mediterranean Sea Algae that moisturize and clean the skin without ever stripping or drying.
South of France Bar Soaps are luxurious triple-milled bars made in small batches, and if you love French Soaps, these will blow your mind. They are rich, ultra-creamy, moisturizing and they smell delectable.

According to South of France Natural Body Care,

Our French triple-milled process results in a longer-lasting and moisturizing bar that enhances this transformational and luxurious experience. Never tested on animals, our natural Bar and Liquid Hand Soaps are free of synthetic foaming agents like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, as well as gluten, EDTA, parabens, and phthalates. Sustainable & Cruelty-Free.
Overall Assessment: You just can't go wrong getting these for mom, or for yourself. They are such a treat to use, and they smell utterly scrumptious.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just discovered a must-have candle that is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day this year! Soothe Blackberry Forest Candle has a lovely fruity aroma that is tempered by earthy scents, and the end result is a hypnotic blend that is neither too sweet, nor in the least bit pungent.

Did you miss out on the chance to attend Polish Con in New Orleans? Jen from Laugh Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend the event and has written up a blog post to share some of the adventure with you!

Blushing Noir shows you how you can get festival ready for only $21. Check out the April 2019 Boxycharm and prepare to subscribe!

Never Say Die Beauty is always on the lookout for eye creams that firm the skin above the crease. She's been delighted with new Clarins Extra-Firming Eye, a thick but very spreadable balm that firms up the loose skin very nicely while brightening the eyes at the same time!

Are you ready for a great change in your hair? Cindy from found just the products to bring her new volume and beauty with Joico Texturizing Shake products. You'll want them for yourself as soon as you see them! 

Are you interested in the latest craze in the cosmetic world? Beauty Info Zone is sharing the buzz about CBD with CBD Living bath and body products. It's the right time for you to learn about CBD and see if it's right for you. 

Pammy Blogs Beauty explores some fresh skincare for Spring from Erborian

When you think NIVEA, do you still think of your grandma's night cream? Well, you may wanna check out Babi aka ColorSutraa's blog to find out about all the innovative new products Nivea has since added to their repertoire! 

Allow the beautiful ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette to do ALL the talking! Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares swatches and a look! 

Did you know that incorporating certain habits can lead to healthier skin? See what these habits are over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Friday, April 19, 2019

GuruNanda Natural Mist Room Spray

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If you are seeking natural room sprays, filled with essential oils, then you will absolutely LOVE GuruNanda Natural Mist Room Sprays– they smell amazing, and thankfully they lack the chemical smell of conventional room sprays. They feature a 360-degree, continuous stream of spray without any dripping or any sort of mess.

Choose from our 4 unique scent blends, which include:

Spearmint, Patchouli, and Cedarwood
Scent: Citrusy
Spearmint: Lift Mood, Refresh Senses, Energize Mind & Body
Patchouli: Lift Mood, Balance Emotions, Grounding
Cedarwood: Calm Mind, Ground Emotions, Balance Spirit

Lemongrass, Lime, and Basil
Scent: Minty, Fresh
Lemongrass: Cleanse, Refresh Mind, Renew Spirit
Lime: Lift Mood, Cleanse Skin, Energize Mind
Basil: Support Body Function, Improve Skin, Fight Free Radicals

Jasmine and Rosemary
Scent: Floral
Jasmine: Lift Mood, Promote Relaxation, Heal Emotions
Rosemary: Invigorate Mind, Increase Focus, Improve Digestion

Lavender, Orange, and Vanilla
Scent: Floral, Sweet
Lavender: Calm Mind, Lift Mood, Improve Sleep
Orange: Cleanse, Refresh Mind, Uplift Spirit
Vanilla: Promote Relaxation, Improve Sleep, Boost Skin and Hair Health

According to GuruNanda,

At GuruNanda, we take pride in bringing 100% pure and natural essential oils from farm to you with nothing added, nothing removed.

We are excited to present our new line of GuruNanda Aromatherapy Natural Mist Room Sprays that adhere to that same standard of purity.

Each room spray is made from 100% natural essential oil blends that are sure to bring peace and comfort to any space.

Natural Mist Air Spray: 100% Pure and Natural Essential Oils carefully selected to provide your home with beautiful, refreshing, and therapeutic scents.

360° Functionality: Easily spray your Natural Mist Air Spray continuously even when you turn it upside down!

Continuous Mist: The built-in air funnel technology allows you spray continuously without taking your finger off the spray nozzle.

Four Natural Scents: Let your senses feel the aromatic mist of natural essential oils blended together in four different ways. These natural scents remain in the air for long periods of time, keeping you refreshed & relaxed.

Low Carbon Footprint: GuruNanda is proud to produce all-natural room spray that utilizes planet-friendly packaging and produces an extremely small carbon footprint.
Overall Assessment: These are my favorite room sprays, and they are perfect for bathrooms, kitchens and any room that you need to freshen up.

$7.99 for oz. from GuruNanda, the Official GuruNanda Amazon Store and Walmart (Affiliate Links).
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Event

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Spring has sprung– which means it's time for the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Event. This has always been one of my favorite events to go to, and I highly recommend it if you have a Nordstrom near you.

Guests can learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season and get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last). Receive one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders — and it’s free to attend! 
You can simply RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom

To read more about the trends, click here: and to see when your local Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event is, click here:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Soothe Blackberry Forest Candle | Review & Special Mother's Day Offer

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Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and I have a wonderful gift idea for your mom! Soothe Blackberry Forest Candle, which features notes of citrus, blackberry, strawberry, combined with hints of patchouli, amber and sandalwood, is an utterly divine soy candle that your mom is sure to treasure. The fruity aroma is tempered by the earthiness of the patchouli, amber and sandalwood, but the freshness and sweetness of the citrus, blackberry, strawberry mitigates the intensity and pungency of the the earthier notes. The end result is the perfect aromatic balance, and the lit its essence fills the air without being imposing or overdone.
According to Soothe,

Hand-poured in Los Angeles, the vegan candle is made of premium grade soy wax, and allows for 50 hours of burn time using all-natural cotton wicks which allow for a clean, non-polluting burn. It comes in a sleek matte black glass jar with lid and a weighted bottom which keeps it from easily sliding across surfaces.

Transform your space into a summer getaway with sweet scents of blackberry, strawberry, and citrus combined with warm notes of amber, patchouli, and sandalwood. The serenity will carry you away with every strike of your match.
 About Soothe,

Soothe the world’s leading on-demand massage service which delivers a licensed, insured massage therapist to one’s home, office, or hotel within 60 minutes.
Special Mother's Day Offer,

In honor of Mother’s Day 2019, anyone who books a Mother’s Day massage through May 4 using Code: LOVEMOM will receive a complimentary Soothe Blackberry Forest Candle which can be shipped to points within the U.S. (note: massage must take place on May 12 to qualify). For more information about Soothe, visit or call 833-276-6843.
Dimensions: 3.2’ x 3.7’
Burn Time: 50 hours
Hand-Poured in Los Angeles, CA 
Overall Assessment: This is such a special candle, and a perfect Mother's Day gift idea.

$32.99 from Amazon and Soothe (Affiliate Links).
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Few Essential Music Festival Picks

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I have been to my share of music festivals over the years, and there are a few essentials that I would never forego: sunscreen, bug spray and hair ties. Of course it goes without saying that sunglasses, water and clothing appropriate for hot days and colder nights are also essential for music festival attendees. Here are a few of my favorite picks for your consideration.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 ($29.50 for 6 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This 100% mineral UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen is both a highly effective oil-free sunscreen and an impressively hydrating and nourishing body lotion. It is rich in Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter and it even contains Hyaluronic Acid. It feels luxurious on the skin, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor a white residue. It has a warm and creamy aroma that smells like cocoa butter. You will be happy that you made room for this amazing in your bag.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is fortified with zinc oxide and works gently to protect all skin types from harsh UV rays and premature aging. 100% mineral-based, this hydrating sunscreen lotion melts into skin without leaving behind a white cast or any greasy residue.

  • Sheer tinted, lightweight oil-free SPF formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection
  • 100% mineral daily protection blends seamlessly to match your skin tone
  • Water-resistant for 80 minutes
  • Vegan, reef safe, biodegradable
  • Made without: GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Urea's, Artificial Fragrances and Artificial Colors
  • Tip: Can be worn alone for a fresh, healthy glow, or as a protective primer under makeup.
Directions: Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol , Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Vanillin, Water.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Non-Tinted ($22.50 for 1 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This non-tinted SPF 50 mineral sunscreen has a wonderful light and silky texture and consistency that not only offers the skin superb protection, but it also serves as a perfect makeup primer under makeup. It feels luxurious on the skin, and it neither leaves behind a greasy film, nor a white residue. While MyChelle describes its finish as matte, I would add that it has a very natural finish, and no discernible scent.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 is a non-tinted, 100% mineral sun screen for maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. This silky, colorless formula blends weightlessly and seamlessly. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. Formulated oil-free and recommended for all skin types.

  • Sheer tinted, lightweight oil-free SPF formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection
  • 100% mineral daily protection blends seamlessly to match your skin tone
  • Can be worn alone for a fresh, healthy glow, or as a protective primer under makeup 
  • Oil-free and recommended for all skin types
  • Vegan; reef safe; biodegradable; made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances and artificial colors
Directions: Shake well. For daily use, allow product to absorb completely before applying make-up. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply after swimming or sweating and at least every 2 hours. For body and face.

Key Ingredients:
Bentonite Clay: absorbs excess oil and impurities from pores

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 16.1% Inactive: Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Maltose, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Water.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted ($12.00 for 0.52 oz. from MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Dermstore): This is a tinted, mineral-based sunscreen stick that provides and SPF 50 with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection from the sun. It glides across the skin effortlessly, deposits pigmented mineral sunscreen evenly while nourishing and moisturizing the skin with Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E Oils. Furthermore, the tinted formula evens skin tone, and it is water-resistant. It has a barely-there natural aroma that fades immediately.

According to MyChelle Dermaceuticals,

Moisturize and protect your skin with the Sun Shield Tinted Stick SPF 50 from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. Enriched with nourishing oils like avocado, jojoba and vitamin E, this mineral-based sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection while adding a little color to your natural skin tone.

Key Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide: provides a safe alternative to harsh chemical sunscreens
Avocado, Jojoba and Vitamin E Oils: help moisturize and protect
Cocoa Seed Butter: soothes skin and supports elasticity

  • Tinted, mineral-based sunscreen glides on smoothly with just enough color to enhance any skin tone
  • Perfect for on the go-it won't sweat off
  • Water resistant and has a light natural scent 
  • Provides powerful UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection
  • Vegetarian; reef safe; biodegradable; made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, urea's, artificial fragrances and artificial colors
Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegan. Cruelty-free.

Directions: Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 21.8%. Inactive: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryzanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin.
Proven Insect Repellent ($10.95 for 6 0z. from Proven and Amazon): There is nothing worse that being outdoors for an extended period of time, and spending much of the time being bitten by pesky bugs. Therefore, bring a suitable bug spray is an excellent way in which to avoid the discomfort of bug bites. Proven us a DEET-free spray that repels a wide range of bugs, and it is unscented.

According to Proven,

Odorless for those who are scent sensitive or want to combine Proven with their own fragrance
Long lasting: Protects for 12 hours.

Effectively repels: mosquitoes, ticks, black flies, biting flies, stable flies, gnats, chiggers, sand flies and No-see-ums (biting midges).

Safe protection: safe for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, and for children and babies older than 2 months.

-Non-Toxic: low acute toxicity and low skin absorption
-DEET-Free: DEET is toxic and can have harmful side effects
-User-friendly: smooth and non-greasy, enriched with Aloe Vera
-People and planet friendly: non-toxic to fish and other wildlife
-Made in the USA by EPA-approved factories
-Saltidin (Picaridin) is recommended by the EPA, CDC, and the World Health Organization for effective protection against insect-borne illnesses
Go Girl Busy Girl Bangle in Glimmering Gold ($25.00 from Go Girl and Amazon): I never leave home without a selection of hair ties, and Go Girl has a wonderful bangle bracelet specifically created to discreetly carry a hair tie– without looking like a hair tie! This is the perfect way to carry an extra hair tie whenever you need one.

According to Go Girl,

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but you’ll change your mind when you’re wearing the Busy Girl Bangle in gorgeous gold. Feminine and refined, classic gold is the perfect choice for the discerning woman on the go. Dinner and dancing, no problem. Lattes with the girls, you’re all set! This glimmering gold bangle will take you to new heights on a first date or a casual afternoon coffee with your BFF.

-Available in three metal tones – silver, gold, & rose gold
-Stainless Steel base w/ Silver, Gold or Rose Gold Plating
-Finished with an anti-oxidant lacquer coating
-Small Bangle is 2.5″ diameter – Standard Bangle Size
-Large Bangle is 2.75" diameter
-Each bracelet comes with 3 black hair elastics
Overall Assessment: While you probably want to pack light, you  want to make sure to pack smart, and sunscreens, bug sprays and hair ties are essentials to bring to music festivals. What are your favorite picks?

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