Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Favorites This Week

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Coconutter is the most incredible healing balm that leaves skin remarkably soft, smooth and deeply hydrated. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely obsessed with Lanolips, and highly recommends this magical healing balm! #lanolips

Prime Beauty loves L'Occitane's Lip Collection that keeps lips soft and adds a punch of color with perfect summer popsicle shades!

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has the secret to your summer body glow with Salt Body Glow. These 2 beauties will be the hit of your summer.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has discovered her new Holy Grail brushes from Olivia Garden!

In the summer, antioxidant-rich berries are everywhere! Never Say Die Beauty is harnessing the power of berries for brighter, smoother skin with new Paula's Choice Power Berry Serum, a delightful natural pink lightweight serum!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an easy and affordable way to cover your grays at home.

KBShimmer has launched their new Seas The Day Collection this week. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has created a few nail art looks using the collection and has them up on her blog.

The heat is on and what could be more refreshing, this time of year than nice, chilly skin care? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table thinks that a skin care fridge is just what everyone needs for their summer beauty routine.


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Space NK is delighted to announce the Space NK’s exclusive ONLINE SALE. Save up to 50% off select lines through June 24, 2019.

Shop their edited curated collection of the world’s most innovative beauty products and enjoy up to 50% off brands including: By Terry, Veneffect, GHD, Jin Soon, Kevyn Aucoin, Eve Lom, Rossano Ferretti, Lipstick Queen, Coola, FOREO, Votary, Rodial, Ren, NuFace, Aromatherapy Associates, Space NK, Chantecaille, Commodity, Mauli, 111Skin,  Goldfaden MD, Derm Institute, Hampton Sun, Artis, Clarisonic, Oribe, Legology, Miriam Quevedo, Bumble and Bumble, Clark's Botanicals, Radical Skincare, Lancer, Tan-Luxe and more. The discount is available online and will be automatically applied to your basket.

Saturday, June 15, 2019


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Neiman Marcus is offering a free AQUIS Hair Towel with your $125.00 beauty purchase (while supplies last). Plus, get a Molton Brown travel set with $325 purchase.

*In-store offer 6/6-6/16/19. One Aquis hair towel and one Molton Brown travel set per customer. See sales associate for details. ONLINE: Summer Beauty Event gifts will be automatically added at Checkout if available and shipped at the time of your order; one of each gift per order, per customer, while supplies last. Qualifying items will be designated on the site with an indication in colored type on their product page. The value of your Cosmetics or Fragrance order must total $125 for the Aquis hair towel and $325 for the Molton Brown travel set, before shipping and tax. Does not apply to previous purchases or wedding registry items. Other exclusions may apply. International orders do not qualify. Shop:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Products and Tools to Prep for Graduation Day (That are Great Gifts Too)

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Now that we are in graduation season, I selected a few tools that are perfect to prep for the day, but that will also make great gifts for the graduate!

First, preparing for graduation is quite nerve-wracking and I thought that an essential oil diffuser was a great way to start the day and to curb those nerves.

Gurunanda Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser $19.88-$25.99 from GurunandaAmazon and Walmart): The Gurunanda Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser is a wonderful and attractive diffuser that is very easy to use, it emits a gracious amount of aromatherapeutic mist, and the LED lights change colors in the most hypnotic manner. Furthermore, this unit is very affordable and can be used with your favorite essential oils to make your home a delectably aromatic sanctuary.

According to Gurunanda,

An easy-to-use, high quality device, it utilizes ultrasonic waves to diffuse the essential oils. When used with Gurunanda  ssential oil, the nano-particles of the Gurunanda essential oil together with water form a calming mist that disperses into the air without heating or compromising the benefits of the oil. The soothing LED lights create the perfect environment to experience the restorative, purifying benefits that aromatherapy can provide. Its sleek, modern design easily complements any home or office space.

  • Water Capacity: 100ml
  • Light Modes: Red, Green and Blue color changing LED light
  • Overheating protection
  • Auto shut off when water is low - after about 4 hours
  • Includes U/L certified adapter
  • Continuous mode - Mist lasts up to 3.5 hours
  • Intermittent mode - Mist lasts up to 7 hours
  • Size: 1lb.; 3.4 x 6.9 x 3.40 
  • Material: ABS
How to Use: Simply fill with water and add a few drops of one of your favorite Gurunanda Essential Oils.
Additional Information:

The ultrasonic diffuser creates vibrations that are carried to the surface where oil is floating.
The oil floating on the top of the water gets broken down, and then diffused into the air, filling the surrounding space.

The silent ultrasonic technology used in Gurunanda’s Diffuser will instantly fill your environment with the stimulating effects of pure essential oils.

Whisper-Quiet Ultrasonic Operation - humidify your living space to prevent dry, stuffy air and flu/cold germs infecting your loved ones. Prevent dry and chapped skin in dry winter months.
Gurunanda Essential Oils $6.49-$7.99 each and Sets for $29.99+ from Gurunanda and Amazon): Gurunanda has a wide assortment of essentials oils and essential oil blends, and I use them all of the time. I have diffusers in several rooms, including my bathrooms, and they are absolutely wonderful. They pair beautifully will their oil diffusers, and their oil blends address a variety of concerns from sleeplessness to congestion, and there are even formulation for relaxation, tranquility and harmony.
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 2000 Professional Dryer ($79.95 from StyleCraft and Amazon): This hair dryer boasts a very powerful 2000-watt motor that is engineered to dry hair 50% faster than the average hair dryer. It is high quality, lightweight, very powerful and quite quiet.

According to StyleCraft,

Designed with the most advanced StyleCraft technology and a powerful 2000-watt motor that dries hair 50% faster, the popular and sturdy everyday dryer offers satisfying capabilities.  It is lightweight, powerful, higher velocity, fast-drying, and quiet to help protect the ears.

Not only does the StyleCraft 2000 rate highly in key categories, it also leaves hair healthy-looking, damage-free, frizz-free and flyaway-free (a consumer concern for some lower-priced drugstore retail models).

Beautiful and elegant modern design with an ergonomic shape that is easy on wrists, the popular StyleCraft 2000 dryer features 3 heat settings (instead of 2), 2 speed settings, a cool shot button to lock-in styles, and a well-thought out, removable and easy-to-clean dryer filter for better and longer lasting performance. It also comes with 2 professional concentrator nozzles, including a wide and narrow opening for styling versatility.

The StyleCraft 2000 is available in two colors (black or white), and comes with a professional tangle-free swivel cord for convenient styling.
• 2000 Watt AC Motor
• Ergonomic Design
• Removable Filter
• 3 Heat Settings and 2 Speed Settings
• Two Concentrator Nozzles
• Tangle-free Cord
• 1-Year Limited Warranty
Absolute Zero Gamma+ ($69.95 from Gamma+ and Amazon): This dual-function shaver (with hard-to-find trimmer) has been called “the best shaver out there.”  It is lightweight, it offers a very close shave, it is gentle enough for sensitive skin and it can be used with or without the cord– making it perfect for home and travel. This is not only a great gift for grads, but it is a perfect pick for dads this Father's Day!

According to Gamma+, 

Ultra-lightweight and compact, the professional Gamma+ Italia Finishing Foil Shaver (69.95) - with impossible-to-find dual-function of everyday shaving combined with special retractable trimmer foils for goatee, beard or moustache.

With the longest continuous run time ever (120 minutes), it’s golden for any man who sports a clean-cut, razor-close shave and wants to replace a razor.

It gives a closer, smoother, more even shave that won’t irritate the skin and is hypoallergenic.
And has special gold titanium foils.

The gentlest of shavers, Absolute Zero’s advanced design is especially lightweight at under 5 oz., yet uniquely compact for greater precision. It consistently offers a closer, smoother and more even shave and also helps prevent skin irritation.

The Absolute Zero’s unique gold and titanium foil gives a razor-edge close shave when used on stubble or can flawlessly maintain a sharp or natural-looking beard. Its special, retractable trimmer is finely calibrated to be multi-functional - from reducing bulk hair to shaping and defining sideburns, necklines and edges.

The Gamma+ Italia Absolute Zero Foil Shaver can be used corded or cordless. It features a unique micro-USB charger and a lithium-ion battery that charges to full strength in as little as 30 minutes for a remarkable 120 minutes of continuous run-time. The Absolute Zero comes with a 2-year limited warranty and includes 2 free replacement cutters.

Dual-Function, Hypo-Allergenic Gold Titanium Foil Shaver with Retractable Trimmer.
Floating Foils and Cutters. Corded or USB-Charged Cordless. Longest Continuous Run-Time. 
Overall Assessment: These are great gift ideas that will be both appreciated, and used, long after that tassel is moved to the left!

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Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Shopbop is having another incredible SALE! They are offering up to 70% Off by taking an additional 25% Off sale items. Use Code: SCORE19 at checkout. This sale is three days from June 12-14, 2019.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Luster Pro Light Whitening System

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If you are a coffee or tea drinker, then you probably have a notable yellowing of your teeth that could use the intervention of a teeth whitening system. I drink both coffee and tea, and therefore I definitely use teeth whiteners to help mitigate the effects of those teeth staining beverages.
Luster Pro Light Whitening System features the latest technology for very easy at-home teeth whitening. It includes their patented Dual Power Xenon Pro Light that accelerates the whitening process and that is fun to use!

How to use:

- The first thing that I do is brush my teeth with their Pro-Anticavity Toothpaste
- After I finish brushing, I then use Accelerince– which one uses much like a mouthwash. I just swish it around my mouth for about 10-15 seconds.
- Paint each tooth with the Stain Lifting Serum on teeth (it takes about 20 seconds to do)
- Turn on the battery operated Dual-Energy Xenon Whitening Light and place it in your mouth. It includes a 2- minute timer, and therefore there is no guesswork involved.

From start to finish it takes well under 10 minutes to go through this entire process, and it is fuss-free. Luster Premium White suggests that their Xenon device works three times faster than the typical LED devices on the market, and while I can't verify that (since I don't have an LED version), I can say that this one is quite effective. They include a color strip so that you can compare your before and after shots to establish the extent to which it has whitened your stained teeth. They say that your teeth will be whitened "up to 6 shades in 30 minutes"– which I interpret to mean 15 applications at 2 minutes per time.

I definitely noticed that my teeth became decidedly whitened after using it for a few weeks, and will definitely continue to use it to continue to remove my coffee and tea stains. I should note that I have sensitive teeth and that many whitening systems are too strong for me. Therefore, my results tend to be slower because I seldom use such systems at the suggested intervals, but this system definitely does work for me.
Set Includes:
- Dual-Energy Whitening Light
- Accelerinse
- Stain Lifting Serum
-Pro Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste in Mint
According to Luster Premium White,

Patented Dual-Energy (light + heat) Xenon Whitening Light and Stain Lifting Serum to whiten teeth up to 6 shades in 30 minutes!  Clinically proven professional whitening system with no messy trays or strips allows you to whiten on your own schedule. Xenon Light technology whitens teeth 3X faster than LED

- Gently Whitens Without Sulfates (SLS)
- Enamel-Safe
Overall Assessment: This is definitely an effective kit, and I recommend it. It offers real results, fuss-free application, and it is affordable.

$39.99 from Luster Premium WhiteWalgreens, Walmart, Harmon Face Values and Amazon (Affiliate Links).

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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Space NK is delighted to announce the Space NK’s exclusive ONLINE SALE. Save up to 50% off select lines from June 11-24.

Shop their edited curated collection of the world’s most innovative beauty products and enjoy up to 50% off brands including: By Terry, Veneffect, GHD, Jin Soon, Kevyn Aucoin, Eve Lom, Rossano Ferretti, Lipstick Queen, Coola, FOREO, Votary, Rodial, Ren, NuFace, Aromatherapy Associates, Space NK, Chantecaille, Commodity, Mauli, 111Skin,  Goldfaden MD, Derm Institute, Hampton Sun, Artis, Clarisonic, Oribe, Legology, Miriam Quevedo, Bumble and Bumble, Clark's Botanicals, Radical Skincare, Lancer, Tan-Luxe and more. The discount is available online and will be automatically applied to your basket.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Be Joyous

The other day, when I was driving home from work, and about ten minutes away from very congested Los Angeles commuter traffic, I noticed that the car next to me had a vanity plate that read "Be Joyous." As I braced myself to sit in traffic for a very long time, and yet very few miles away from home, I let the sentiment behind those words wash over me. The utility of the message on a car, with its potential to inspire and calm LA commuters, was not lost on me. In fact, it put a smile on my face– which replaced the sense of impending doom that often accompanies sitting in hours of traffic. It reminded me that while we can't control our surroundings, we can control our reactions to them, and that even in the most bleak of circumstances- to which commuting certainly does not belong– we have the choice to be joyous. It is a great idea to periodically remind oneself of this, and it is a great antidote to foreseeable and unforeseeable stresses that can radically impact one's mood and outlook. Be joyous! xo

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Space NK The Explore Event: Enjoy $20 Off Every $100 Spent Ends Soon

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Space NK Explore Event event is currently happening Online and in-store, and it ends on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:59pm PST. This shopping event allows you to enjoy $20.00 Off when you spend $100.00 or more. Visit Space NK to redeem this savings!

$20.00 off at Space NK For a Limited Time When You Spend $100.00 or more! Online and in‑store. Automatically applied on the Shopping Bag page. Full price only, exclusions apply. Ends 11:59pm PST, Monday, June 10, 2019. Maximum spend to qualify for discount is $2,000. Terms apply.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Pammy Blogs Beauty found something perfect for your Summer Travel packing! Check out BioSilk's Strength and Shine On-the-Go Styling Kit!

Prime Beauty is trying to add more all natural products into her beauty routine and YULIP Natural Lipsticks fit the bill perfectly! Plus they have gorgeous shades!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog rarely gushes over mascara, but the Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara has proven to be covet-worthy. It separates, lengthens and thickens lashes without clumping, flaking or smudging– plus it is perfect for sensitive eyes, and it is 100% Cruelty-Free. #HourglassCosmetics

Wouldn't you want to win a $50 Ulta gift card along with a Father's Day gift and a fun novel? Beauty Info Zone is giving you a chance with their latest giveaway. Don't miss out on this if you live in the US or Canada.

Itchy scalp from the sun, swimming in a chlorinated pool or just dryness? Got flakes? Never Say Die Beauty had occasional dry scalp to go along with her dry hair, but now it's gone with Derma E Scalp Relief Shampoo and Conditioner, and her hair is silky soft and manageable too!

Have you ever made your own beauty products at home? Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom reviewed a DIY book on her blog that features 100 recipes for products that duplicate product favorites and are made with all natural ingredients.

Need a little something special in your mailbox? I Know all the Words dives into the June Nourish Box to see if it's worth your hard earned coin.

Is the hype real? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table recently purchased the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade FU$$Y to see for herself. Come check it out.
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