Sunday, May 19, 2019

Covet-Worthy STYLECRAFT Styling Tools

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If you are looking to either straighten your hair, or to create curls or beachy waves, STYLECRAFT creates impressive high quality hair styling tools worthy of your attention. I tested one of their flat irons and curling irons, and they are definitely worth sharing with you.

STYLECRAFT Touch-Temp Digital Styling Iron ($129.95 from AmazonStyleCraftUS, or in fine salons and spas nationally): STYLECRAFT makes top quality and covet-worthy flat irons that are built to last. This one has a staggering 30 heat settings and a variety of presets for fine, medium and course hair. Therefore, by controlling the heat one is able to avoid damaging their hair. I am able to straighten my curly hair quickly, and without inflicting damage to my hair. I do not flat iron my hair often, but I will definitely reach for this one when I do.

According to STYLECRAFT,

The sleek Touch Temp offers a high-tech LCD touch screen with 30 heat settings ranging from 160°- 450°F in 10° increments.

As a result, Touch Temp offers the perfect temperature to keep hair healthy and damage free regardless of type or texture – from baby fine or delicate color-treated to coarse and curly.

StyleCraft includes special features to help ensure safe use. This includes carefully positioned on/off and lock/unlock buttons to help avoid accidental shut-off and inadvertent temperature changes.
• Tri-Plex Fusion: Nano Keratin Proteins for healthier, stronger hair. Ceramic & Tourmaline emit negative ions to seal the cuticle, reduce frizz by up to 75% and add shine.
• Digital LCD Touch-Screen: The most high tech flat iron with digital display and complete touch-screen functionality. Carefully positioned On/Off and Lock/Unlock button to avoid accidental shut-off and temperature changes.
•  30 Temperature Settings: Ranging from 160° - 450°F by 10° increments, for the perfect setting to keep your hair healthy and damage-free. Auto-shut off after 1 hour for your safety.
• Full-Range Floating Plates: Perfectly aligned floating plates for creating a variety of snag-free, smooth styles. Multi-layered harder, smoother, scratch proof plates.
STYLECRAFT Style Stix XL 1" Spring Curling Iron ($69.95 from AmazonStyleCraftUS, or in fine salons and spas nationally): Now admittedly, I have little need for curling irons because my hair is naturally curly, but this one is made for all types of hair. It heats up immediately and automatically shuts off after an hour, and it can create curly ringlets or beach waves quickly and efficiently. It also allows me to create beach waves easily when I want fewer curls and more waves.
According to STYLECRAFT,

Lightweight, sleek and extra-long, STYLE STIX XL irons can do everything a standard spring or marcel curling iron can do, and much more.  Faster and easier to use, curls and natural-looking beach waves can be created in a quick, single motion with no overlapping on the rod, to give luxurious, cascading hair in a flash.

A multi-setting heat control with a 200° range makes STYLE STIX perfect to use on all hair types. The iron also shuts off after 1 hour for safety.   Unlike other irons, Style Stix is designed with tips that are longer and have super-deep grooves that make it easy to grab, hold, and maneuver.

One-pass styling helps eliminate past worries such as overlapping long hair on a curling iron, allowing for more natural-looking styles. Even the longest hair can stretch across the length of the spacious, ultra-long barrel. The irons also have a unique, easy-to-maneuver comfort-grip designed for added control as well as a firm-grip tip that protects fingers from heat and is engineered for enhanced maneuverability.

Even more important, StyleCraft’s exclusive breakthrough Tri-Plex Fusion technology boosts performance for longer-lasting, better-conditioned styling results after just one easy pass through the hair.  Tri Plex Fusion combines Nano Keratin Proteins (for healthier, stronger hair) with advanced Ceramic Tourmaline (to emit negative ions and seal hair’s cuticle) and reduce frizz by up to 75% to add super-smooth shine.

• Tri-Plex Fusion to Reduce Frizz for Healthy, Silky Hair
• Ultra Glide Technology
• Temperature Range from 250°-450°F
• XL Long Barrel for Curls & Waves in One Shot
• Consistent, Even Heat Distribution
• Multi-Setting Heat Control for All Hair Types
• Ergonomic Design
• 9 FT Tangle-free Swivel Cord

Overall Assessment: STYLECRAFT is definitely a brand that is worthy of being on your radar.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Prime Beauty has discovered a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips. Karmela Cosmetics also donates 10 percent of its net profits to charities supporting women!
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely obsessed with Rahua Legendary Amazon Oil for Healthy, Lustrous Hair because it conditions, nourishes, boosts shine and prevents frizz and fly-aways. In short, it is a magnificent hair oil with a delectable aroma, and it is truly covet-worthy!
With all the social events in May and June, it’s time to tune up your smile! Never Say Die Beautyhas been using Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening Kit to lighten her teeth by at least 6 shades. Check it out!
Are you interested in all the professional skin treatments that dermatologists and skin spas offer? Beauty Info Zone’s Lisa always wanted dermabrasion but the cost wasn’t in her budget. Happily she shares how Trophy Skin has given her the opportunity to do an at-home affordable version.
Pammy Blogs Beauty preps her skin for Summer with the cutest masks from I Dew Care!
Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table is really loving K-Beauty sensation Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum and she wants to tell you why.
Babi aka ColorSutraa is taking advantage of a rare but perfect Spring day by sharing her thoughts on Zoya’s Innocence collection for Spring 2019. Check it out on the blog.

Friday, May 17, 2019


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The Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Event is an event that you simply don't want to miss, and it is going on throughout the month of May. Dates vary by store, but you can CHECK HERE to see when the event comes to your local Nordstrom. 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

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hair Dryers to Covet from Gamma + Italia

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Quality hair tools, that are built to last, are definitely a bit of an investment, but certainly a worthy one for something that you use on a daily basis. Therefore, I have rounded up a couple of my very favorite hair dryers from Gamma + Italia that have really impressed me, and that are definitely worthy of consideration.
Gamma + Italia Relax Silent Hair Dryer ($209.95 from Gamma + Italia and Amazon): If you are seeking a high quality hair dryer that is very effective, efficient and incredibly quiet– then this is definitely one worth having. It is the most quiet dryer that I have experienced, and therefore it is such a pleasure to use. It is powerful, lightweight, and it comes with two concentrator nozzles for precision drying.

According to Gamma + Italia,

The Gamma+ Relax Silent dryer is the quietest professional dryer in its class. It features noise reduction silencer technology for a soft 64 decibels of sound, to reduce acoustic stress and create an eco-friendly environment. The Relax Silent is as quiet as it is effective. Tourmalionic technology and a super turbo fan maximizes air flow, pressure, and temperature, for superior performance without compromise. This lightweight dryer delivers an eco-friendly and relaxing experience with no vibrations or electromagnetic pollution. It comes equipped with a silencer honeycomb screen and two concentrator nozzles.
• Nano silver technology
• Super Turbo Fan: High-performance airflow, pressure and temperature
• Silencer honeycomb screen for noise reduction
• Lightweight and ergonomically balanced
• Eco-friendly with no vibrations or electromagnetic pollution
• Removable filter
• 6 heat/speed settings
• 2 ultra-thin concentrator nozzles
• Cool shot button
• 9 ft. cord
• 2-year warranty
Gamma + Italia Aria Hair Dryer ($149.00 from Gamma + Italia and Amazon): If you are seeking a quiet and effective hair dryer, then the Gamma + Italia Aria is a wonderful choice. It features a hybrid motor that is high-performance, and that reduces drying time. It is compact in size, and therefore can be taken with you in your travels. I should also note that because it is so efficient in its ability to radically reduce drying time,  it is one of my hair dryers– especially for travel. Given that I have naturally curly, and dry, hair I often avoid heated styling tools because of the damage that they do to my hair, but this hair dryer is exquisite and so perfectly suited to drier hair types (like mine).

According to Gamma + Italia,

New hybrid motor is ultra-lightweight and combines high-performance and velocity to dramatically reduce drying time without compromising on power.

Evolution Turbo Compressor Technology (E.T.C.) generates unique spiraling air pressure to dry beyond only the surface of hair. 

E.T.C. Technology penetrates deeper and wider inside strands for a first of its kind, hyper-fast drying.

Pure Italian engineering and 100% Italian manufacturing. Its scientifically balanced, ergonomic design makes styling virtually effortless while reducing strain on the hand and wrist. Well under a pound, the Aria weighs just 13.4 oz.

Quieter than other dryers, the Aria significantly reduces noise and acoustic stress in the salon, backstage or on editorial and television shoots.

Produces maximum negative ions, leaving hair with a brilliant, healthy shine and smoother, more vital condition.
Overall Assessment: If you are looking to replace old hair dryer– then Gamma + is definitely a brands worth your consideration. Gamma + hair dryers are used in our household on a daily basis, and have replaced all of our old hair dryers.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Music Festival Beauty Picks

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Music festival season is in full swing, and if you are planning on partaking in the festivities this spring and summer, you will want to pack light and smart. I have rounded up a few beauty finds that are festival-perfect!
FRÉ Skincare’s GLOW ME Tinted Moisturizer ($45.00 for 1.52 fl. Oz / 45 ml. from is a 3-in-1 tinted moisturizer that is specifically formulated for skin that sweats– making it a perfect choice during festival season, and for going to the beach. It moisturizes, provides an SPF 15, and it has a "universal nude tint" that sheers out, and blurs imperfections and evens skin tone.
According to FRÉ Skincare,

The First Sweat-Friendly Tinted Moisturizer. Glow Me is a revolutionary 3-in-1 formula specially crafted for skin that sweats. It protects from the sun with a broad spectrum SPF15, it moisturizes with Argania Active Complex© and gives your skin a natural glow with a universal tint that blurs blemishes and evens skin tone.

With Glow Me's breakthrough formula, you can work out confidently, while enjoying the benefits of a skincare treatment with a beautiful tint. No more worrying about clogged pores or breakouts; Glow Me is non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores), hypoallergenic and sweat resistant.

Suitable for all skin tones and all skin types. Cruelty-Free.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Titanium Dioxide & Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Myristate, Propanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Cellulose & Cellulose Gum, Glycerin & Sodium Lactate & Lactic Acid & TEA-Lactate & Serine & Urea & Sorbitol & Sodium Chloride & Allantoin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Argania Spinosa Leaf Extract & Maltodextrin, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Mica, Butylene Glycol & Pentylene Glycol & Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Oil, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carnosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract
Love Sun Body Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($21.00 for 3.38 oz. from and Amazon): is safe 100% mineral sunscreen with an SPF 30 that is formulated for use on the face and body, and it provides 80 minutes of water and sweat resistant protection. It leaves be behind no white residue, and in fact is sheer in its application. It is available in a lightly scented or fragrance-free version.

According to Love Sun Body,

Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are the world's safest and highest quality sunscreens that meet the regulatory requirements of the FDA OTC Monograph System, the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection and the highly regarded Cosmos-standard. SPF 30 lightly scented tiare & vanilla (Tiare is a flower that grows in the South Pacific, a scent reminiscent of coconut, at a mild concentration), 3.38 oz - 100 ml. Broad Spectrum, Water Resistance (80 minutes). EWG has rated Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens the best score of 1. This reflects the degree of both UV protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and the hazards of all the ingredients on the label. Ingredients and performance that exceed the Consumer Reports rating guidelines.

• 100% Natural Origin
• Pure, vegan and cruelty-free
• Moisturizing Matte Finish
• Sheer lotion absorbs quickly
• Hypoallergenic
• Non-Comedogenic
• Quick dry time
• Coral Reef Safe

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (Non-nano) 20.4%. Inactive Ingredients: Almond Oil, Aqua/Water, Benzoic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Sterate SE, Natural Tiare, Natural Vanillin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Laurate, Sunflower Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Xathan Gum.
Cricket ($4.59-14.99 from Sally BeautyUltaAmazon and makes a wide range of affordable and effective brushes and combs– including the ingenious Bottoms Up Brush that is music festival and beach ready! This multitasker is equipped with a stainless-steel bottle opener at its base– that makes it perfect for music festivals and days at the beach.
Morgan Taylor’s Spring 2019 Collection ($9.50 per bottle from Ulta and this gorgeous collection is the perfect embodiment of springtime flowers in bloom, and these polishes are the perfectly suited for a wide variety of festival looks.
According to Morgan Taylor,

Inspired by the soft and subtle colors of your favorite flowers. This collection features a range of plush pastels in shades of pretty pinks, toned-down nudes, and pops of peach and purple to provide the perfect finishing touch to any colorful springtime look.
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant ($8.00 for the mini and $14.00 for the regular size from LavanilaSephoraBirchbox, and ): LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant is unquestionably one of my all-time favorite deodorants. The formula is filled with healthy ingredients, it comes in a nice assortment of scents, and they even have a mini sizes that easily stow away in your bag when you need a little refresh while dancing in the sun.

 Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant is a powerful natural deodorant that delivers superior odor protection and vitamin-rich nourishment without the use of commonly feared harsh chemicals.

The multi-tasking formula uses a health-promoting beta-glucan technology packed with anti-oxidants, active botanicals and essential oils to not only fight odor, but condition, soothe and nourish the skin.

LAVANILA is free of: petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, and aluminum.

Select Ingredients and Attributes:
  • Beta-Glucan Technology: Promotes healthy skin and fights odor with a complex of powerful antioxidants, anti-bacterial agents, and polysaccharides.
  • Goji Berry: Provides powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, 21 essential minerals, and 18 amino acids.
  • apanese Honeysuckle: Acts as a natural preservative and an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Lichen Lemon and Tea Tree Oils: Prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria; provide safe, long-lasting protection sans harsh chemicals or alcohol.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Juice, Water), Propanediol (Corn Derived), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Stearate (Coconut Derived), Silica, Carrageenan (Seaweed Derived), Stearyl Behenate (Coconut Derived), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel Oil), Inulin (Artichoke Derived), Saccharomyces Ferment, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (Sugar Derived), Yeast Beta Glucan, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Valeriana Officinalis Root Extract (Valerian), Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji Berry), Botanical Fragrance Blend.              

LAVANILA Vanilla Grapefruit Rollerball ($19.00 for 0.33 oz. from LAVANILA and Sephora): This combination of warm Madagascar Vanilla and tangy pink grapefruit is such an unexpected surprise. The vanilla warms up grapefruit and transforms it into a creamy, warm citrus. It's small enough that it won't take up much space in your bag.

According to LAVANILA,

An uplifting citrus, this addictive blend of juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, crisp cedarwood, and warm Madagascar vanilla is fresh and inviting. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits.

Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Madagascar Vanilla.
Style: Exotic. Sensual. Addictive.
The Pocket Palette ($11.99 for a 3 pack and $34.00 for a 10 pack from The Pocket Palette and The Pocket Palette Amazon Store): is a really clever product that provides you with single use mascara, lip/cheek tint and BB cream in disposable packets. They travel easily and are perfect for touch-ups at the music festival.

According to The Pocket Palette,

The Pocket Palette is a single-use, full face, travel makeup kit that allows you to carry your beauty basics in the palm of your hand! The palette includes mascara, lipstick/cheek tint and bb cream making it the perfect essential to include in your beach bag or purse! Especially with warmer weather, who couldn’t use a touch up after a few hours in the heat! You can purchase a 3 pack or 10 pack and select your choice based off of your skin tone, with four options from light to dark.
Overall Assessment: These picks are certain to get a lot of use during your festivities throughout the day, and they are compact enough that they will easily stow in your bag without taking up a lot of space. They are also perfect picks for a day at the beach, though you may want to skip the makeup altogether. What are your favorite music festival or beach day picks?

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask | Review

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Rahua is the embodiment of the perfect hair care brand for me. It is cruelty-free, uses top quality natural ingredients, practices enviable sustainability practices, and last but not least Rahua makes exemplary ultra-luxe hair products that are a joy to use. Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask is my latest obsession from their collection, and I want to shout about its virtues from my virtual rooftop!
Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask is a nourishing and moisturizing mask that deeply conditions hair and scalp. It is mid-weight and very emollient- yet it neither weighs hair down, nor does it leave behind a greasy film. Instead, it rinses clean while perfectly conditioning the hair and scalp. Simply comb it through wet, freshly shampooed, hair– working it though from roots to ends, and lightly massaging the scalp. You can leave it on your hair for 10-15 minutes, as suggested, but I periodically wait about 30 minutes before rinsing my hair. It leaves hair remarkably soft, smooth, hydrated, frizz-free and with a gorgeous glossy shine. It has a lovely lavender aroma that is calming and soothing, but it is neither in the least bit pungent, nor overpowering.

According to Rahua,

Crafted from plant-based ingredients, this intensive, professional-strength conditioning hair mask is designed to work like an in-salon treatment, deeply penetrating the hair shaft and fortifying it from root to tip, leaving hair strong, soft, shiny, and hydrated. Naturally scented with calming lavender and uplifting eucalyptus. Best for all hair types.
Directions: After shampooing hair, work mask into hair and onto scalp, thoroughly massaging in for maximum penetration. Comb through. Leave in for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse and style as usual. Use weekly to maintain high shine and hair and scalp health.

- Rejuvenates damaged, dull hair
- Strengthens to ensure hair and scalp health
- Creates shine

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

RAHUA (UNGURAHUA): Amazonian women have for eons depended on the oil from this tree nut to nurture and strengthen their hair. It fortifies weak, damaged strands, nourishes and maintains hair follicle and scalp health, and its super-fine molecules push color pigmentation deep into the hair shaft, greatly extending color endurance. We use Symbiotic®* Rahua.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL: Pressed from sunflower seeds, this oil is loaded with vitamin E and oleic acid, a natural moisturizer which strengthens and softens hair, promotes growth, eliminates frizz, and adds shine.

QUINOA: Known by ancient Incans as “the mother of all grains”, this gluten-free superfood revitalizes hair and promotes healing and moisture retention.

LAVENDER: Prized around the world since ancient times, the smoky, herbal scent of this flowering plant (ours is cultivated in France) calms the mind and soothes the senses.

EUCALYPTUS: Well-known for refreshing and clarifying properties, it also helps to extend time between shampoos

*Symbiotic® is Rahua®’s signature standard. In order for an ingredient to be classified as Symbiotic®, it must be rainforest grown (wild) in undisturbed virgin forest, harvested and prepared using indigenous knowledge by people indigenous to the virgin forest environment, and it must be purchased at a price that helps to grow and sustain these traditions, build economies, and empower the indigenous people.

Ingredients: Water, (Sunflower) Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Canola Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Rahua-Ungurahua Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Hydrolyzed Quinoa*, Glycine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate. *Organic.
Overall Assessment: This ultra-luxe eco-hair mask is utter perfection for my naturally curly hair, and to date it is one of the very finest hair masks that I have used. If you have not tried Rahua haircare, you owe it to yourself to try something from this brand– their products really are that good. The next product from Rahua on my must-try list is their Hair Elixir!

$58.00 for 7 oz. from Rahua, Nordstrom, Space NK, Sephora, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale's, Dermstoregoop, Net-A-Porter, Follain, Cult Beauty and LeVert Beauty (Affiliate Links).

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Fleur & Bee | Impressive and Affordable Vegan Skincare

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Fleur & Bee, a natural and vegan skincare brand that launched April 4th, 2019, is a new contender in the Pantheon of effective eco-friendly and cruelty-free beauty. They carefully select the best possible natural ingredients, avoid nasty toxins, and are able to keep the price point of each of their products under $35.00. Furthermore, their delightful skincare products nourish the skin, with botanical ingredients, and leave skin soft, smooth and hydrated.

Fleur & Bee has launched four products: Nectar of the C Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum, Crème de la Cream Face Cream, Eyes Eyes Baby Eye Cream, and Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner. I have everything except the Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner to share with you. They suggest that their products are appropriate for all types of skin, and they certainly work very well for my normal/combination skin. I had no discernible "break-in period" where my skin had to acclimate to their products, and I never experienced a breakout or any type of skin irritation from using their products.
About Fleur & Bee, 

At Fleur & Bee, we’re a small, close-knit team that’s super passionate about amazing skincare and providing an incredible customer experience. We believe great products and great service are the keys to building meaningful long-term relationships with our customers. We're easy to reach and here to help, so if you have any questions, comments or just want to say hi, don't be shy.

We believe in empowering all women to feel comfortable in their own skin. For some, that starts with the basics. For every order placed, we'll donate 1% of sales to Days for Girls, an international organization that provides access to menstrual care and education to girls in need.
Fleur & Bee Nectar of the C Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum ($34.00 for 1 oz. from Fleur & Bee): This lightweight, and remarkably fast-absorbing, Vitamin C-based serum is nothing short of miraculous. It immediately melts into the skin, leaving behind no greasy residue, whatsoever, and it hydrates and brightens skin– leaving it soft, smooth and supple. Furthermore, it softens the appearance of fine lines and evens skin tone. After sustained use, it will fade discoloration (including from acne scars) and will improve the overall appearance of the skin. In addition to the Vitamin C, this magical elixir also contains Ferulic Acid, which is a natural antioxidant that in conjunction with Vitamins C and E work hard to mitigate the signs of aging. It has a delectable natural aroma that reminds me of sweet tea with a light citrus twist. This is currently my very favorite Vitamin C serum.

According to Fleur & Bee,

Your secret to perfect, radiant skin. Our natural Vitamin C facial serum is packed full of yummy antioxidants that will brighten, tighten and rejuvenate all skin types.
- Softens the appearance of fine lines
- Soothes and enhances your skin's appearance
- Moisturizes and hydrates skin
- Keeps you looking youthful, refreshed, and glowing
- Uses 15% Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)

Directions: After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops onto fingertips, then smooth onto face, avoiding eye area. Use in the morning and at night before your moisturizer.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Vitamin C: Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. We use Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is a more stable and effective derivative of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E: An antioxidant shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth discoloration. Plus helps soften, rejuvenate, and give skin a nutritive boost.

Ferulic Acid: A natural antioxidant, found in the cell walls of plants. When combined with Vitamins C and E, it has a compounding effect to reduce the signs of aging.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Hydrolyzed Tara Gum, Tara Gum, Ferulic Acid, Matricaria (Chamomile) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pink Grapefruit Peel Oil, Clary Sage Flower Oil.
Fleur & Bee Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($34.00 for 0.6 oz. from Fleur & Bee): This emollient, and ultra-luxe, eye cream is lightweight, fast absorbing and tremendously nourishing and hydrating. The antioxidant-rich anti-aging formula plumps fine lines, diminishes the appearance of dark circles and leaves skin soft, supple, luminous, hydrated and lifted. The caffeine, from green tea and coffee, effectively reduces puffiness, and it works brilliantly with my BEAUTYBIO Contouring Rose Quartz Roller (Reviewed HERE) when I really want to refresh and depuff the area under my eyes. It contains no skin clogging ingredients, and therefore it has never given me milia under my eyes.

According to Fleur & Bee,

The eyes are the window to the soul, so treat yours with our natural, anti-aging eye cream! Specially formulated for the delicate skin around your eyes, this cream is packed full of vitamins and moisturizers that will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles.
Directions: Dab a small amount around your eye area for radiant, revitalized skin. Treat yourself in the morning and at night.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Caffeine: Just like it perks up the rest of us, caffeine also perks up our skin. Derived from green tea and coffee, this antioxidant-rich ingredient gives your skin a quick boost.

Squalane: Derived directly from olives, this calming, anti-aging ingredient naturally hydrates and soothes the skin. Plus, it helps even and smooth skin tone.

Aloe Vera: A nutrient and mineral rich plant that provides moisture and helps remove buildup from the skin's surface. Aloe is also known for its skin soothing properties.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Safflower Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Squalane (From Olive Oil), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Caffeine, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Italian Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Isopropyl Palmitate, Japanese Honeysuckle Leaf Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Wild Geranium Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Carbomer, Horsetail Extract, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Organic Dandelion Extract, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Alcohol, Algae Extract, Escin, Potassium Phosphate, Lavender Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Organic Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract.
Fleur & Bee Crème de la Cream Hydrating Face Cream ($34.00 for 1.5 oz. from Fleur & Bee): This is an emollient antioxidant-rich mid-weight, and fast absorbing, face cream that contains Aloe Vera, Vitamins C and B5, Coenzyme Q10, peptides, green tea, Gotu Kola, and a whole host of effective botanical extracts. It is incredibly hydrating, but its effective absorbency assures the user that it will leave behind no greasy residue. It leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and brimming with moisture. It has no detectable fragrance, and therefore will pose no problem to people with a sensitivity to fragrant skincare products.

According to Fleur & Bee,

Say goodbye to dry! Our everyday facial moisturizer uses naturally-sourced ingredients to give you perfectly hydrated skin. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants to help smooth skin tone and texture.
Directions: After cleansing, generously massage onto face and neck for instantly delectable, soft skin. Treat yourself in the morning and at night.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Aloe Vera: A nutrient and mineral rich plant that provides moisture and helps remove buildup from the skin's surface. Aloe is also known for its skin soothing properties.

Vitamin C: Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. We use Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is a more stable and effective derivative of Vitamin C!

Vitamin B3: A naturally occurring complex that helps your skin retain its moisture content. Added bonus: Vitamin B3 has been shown to brighten and smooth skin texture.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Safflower Seed Oil , Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Italian Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Japanese Honeysuckle Leaf Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Acai Fruit Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Isopropyl Palmitate, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract.
Overall Assessment: Not only am I wholeheartedly impressed by the efficacy and the ingredients of these products, but I am very surprised by their affordability. 

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day filled with happiness and love. Today, I celebrate my two favorite mothers: My mom and my sister– I love you both very much! xoxo

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Mother's Day Weekend Treats

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is over-the-moon that Boxwalla has launched The Perfume Series, and their first box features the eco-luxe and cruelty-free Sigil Scent. Customers will first receive 4 perfume samples to test– from which they will select their favorite. Boxwalla will then send them a full-size bottle of the perfume that they selected.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a gorgeous new fresh scent for Spring. Introducing L'Occitane's HERBAE.

Need a last minute Mother's' Day gift? How about the gift of relaxation with this delicious scented bath bomb gift setPrime Beauty loves it!

Did you know that Physicians Formula has products that are exclusive to different retailers? Check out the new ones that can be conveniently found at Walmart on The Makeup Obsessed Mom. 

Thinking roses for mom for Mother's Day? Here's a better idea! Gift her a rosy complexion with the Rose-infused Skintreats line from Pixi Beauty. Find Babi aka ColorSutraa's favorites on the blog.

In the mood for a Pina Colada? With Breeze Balm in Pineapple Pash you'll get the sensation without the calories or alcohol. Beauty Info Zone is raving about the Breeze Balm lip balms and knows you would be too.

With days getting longer and warmer, this is the best time of year to be sporting thermal nail polishes on your fingers and toes! KBShimmer just launched the new Suns Up Collection. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has the full collection up on her blog to help you select your favorites!

Shipra of Taneja's Bride shows how to pave the road to the future of eyeshadow with the Shayla x ColourPop Proceed with Caution Eyeshadow Palette.

Let Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table share her review of Airelle Age Defying Exfoliating Cleanser and why you might like this natural and cruelty free cleanser, too.

Christa Potter is sharing the 7 Limiting Beliefs Blocking Your Success. Your skills and talent aren't the only things responsible for your success. Your beliefs have far more influence than you may realize!


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