Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pamper Yourself This Valentine's Day with More than Chocolates!

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If you want get or give something less cliché than a box of chocolate this Valentine's Day, then why not try fabulous beauty finds! Whether you plan on spending the holiday with your sweetheart, friends or at home, there are ways to make the day fun with fun beauty picks.
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30.00 for Regular Pattern $40.00 for Waffle Pattern from Sephora): AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turbans are ultra-soft, super absorbent and very luxurious! The convenient button and loop closure makes this luxury hair turban easy to use and quite convenient.  AQUIS improves absorbency and comfort, but it  also dries fast, with less friction, and therefore minimizes frizz and damage.
Conair Detangling Cushion Brush ($5.99 from Target and other mass retailers nationwide): Conair’s Detangling Cushion Brush easily and effortlessly glides through wet or dry hair without snagging or pulling. It can be used on straight, curly or thick hair, and the bristles will not pull hair.
Rhinestone, Ribbon, and Metal Flower Choker Headwraps ($12.99 each from Ulta): Ulta has a large selection of pretty hairbands that can also be worn as chokers. They come in a variety styles that are decorated with rhinestone, ribbon, and and metal flowers. They’re easily adjustable and perfect to add a pop of interest to your hairstyle or outfit.
DDF Glycolic 5% Exfoliating Wash ($39.00 for 6 oz. from DDF Skincare, Ulta and Skin Store): This lightly lathering gel cleanser features a 5% Glycolic Acid solution to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, remove dirt and debris, and to leave skin soft, smooth and radiant. Furthermore, it accomplishes all of this without stripping the skin. 

According to DDF,

A liquid cleanser with 5% Glycolic acid to purify deep down to the pores and minimize the appearance of fine lines for smoother skin texture.

A combination of ultra-pure glycolic acid blended with skin conditioners to sweep away dirt and debris. Minimizes appearance of fine lines and look of pores while increasing overall skin radiance. pH balanced.

Key Benefits:
  • Lightly exfoliates skin with 5% ultra pure glycolic acid
  • Visibly minimizes look of fine lines
  • Purifies deep down to the pore
  • Smoothes skin's texture
  • Evens skin tone
Directions: Place a small amount of product in hands and add water. After washing with product, rinse thoroughly. Use once daily or as part of your cleansing regimen.

Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Lauric Acid, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Quillaja Saponaria Bark, Saponaria Officinalis Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

Warnings: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation develop.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure whileusing this product and for a week afterwards.

Lumene VALO Glow Boost Essence ($21.99 for 3.4 oz from Ulta, Walgreens and CVS): This is a brightening, hydrating and thoroughly refreshing mist spray that leaves skin luminous and silky smooth. It has a light citrus aroma that is pleasant without being overpowering.

According to Lumene,

Water and light, hydration and glow, beautiful combinations are the foundation of this miracle water. Cloudberry extracts and brightening vitamin C team up in our newly formulated brightening technology, which instantly enlivens fatigued and dull-looking skin. Uniquely pure Arctic Spring Water and moisture preserving hyaluronic acids increase skin hydration, giving you smoother, more radiant- looking skin. Enjoy the radiance of natural Arctic beauty.

Ingredients: Aqua, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Berry Water, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Parfum (Fragrance).
MALIN+GOETZ Votive Set ($46.00 Set of Three 2.35 oz. Candles and $18.00 each from Malin+Goetz, Barneys New York and Bloomingdale's): Malin+Goetz makes fantastic candles that are a beautiful, eco-friendly blend beeswax, vegetable and soy waxes, and this blend assures a cleaner, better burn. They have a variety of popular scents from their best-selling Dark Rum, to their Vetiver, Mojito and Tobacco aromas. Whether purchased in a set of three or individually– they are great to adorn your house, or to give as gifts.

Overall Assessment: A lovely way for a pampered Valentine's Day!

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24 comments:

  1. Oooh good idea on the scented candles!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I love scented candles!!

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  2. Lots of great Vday ideas! I wonder if I'm too old for a headband now. I used to love them. And I definitely need the Dark Rum candle from M+G

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    1. Thanks, Allison! NO!!!!!! You are not too old to wear headbands! M+G candles are spectacular!

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  3. Ooo! these are all things I like! Candles, nice hair brushes, hair toys... I'd be happy with any of these.

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    1. Me too, and candy and flowers don't last nearly as long!

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    1. I know what you mean, they are awesome!

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  5. The Malin & Goetz candles would be a big hit as a gift. I love my Aquis towel so the turban would be wonderful to have too.

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    1. They really do make great gifts! YES, the AQUIS towel is phenomenal, and so is their wonderful turban!

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  6. I just got a hair turban and idk how I survived without it before!

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    1. I know, long gone are the days of using a bath towel for my hair! This is so much better and more efficient!

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  7. There was a long running joke that I was born wearing a headband because my love of them runs ultra deep, so I'm loving the look of those. Plus, those candles!

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    1. That's hysterical! The headbands and candles are definite winners!

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  8. Yes to all of these, especially the Malin + Goetz candles!

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  9. These all sound like nice pampering gifts. I'd love some candles. My hubby always buys flowers, so maybe I need to drop a hint. LOL!

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    1. Candles definitely last a lot longer than cut flowers!

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    1. I do too, and I think that my husband stole it from me already! LOL!

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  11. What a great alternative list! I really need to get a hair turban for my girls and I.

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    1. Thanks, Kristina! The hair turban is such a treat, and so luxurious!

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