Saturday, April 1, 2017

Coachella Must-Have Beauty Picks

With Coachella only a few weeks away, I thought that I would select some amazing products to prep at home, and to take with you to the desert. These beauty finds are so wonderful that you will use them long after Coachella ends!

AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel ($30.00-$45.00 from Sephora): I have numerous AQUIS Hair Towels and Hair Turbans, and their Waffle Luxe Hair Towels are among my very favorite. They are ultra gentle and super absorbent. Before heading off for a weekend in the desert, I would suggest deep conditioning your hair to protect it, and using an AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel is a luxurious way to pamper your tresses afterward.

According to AQUIS,

With increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.

Conair UltraDetangler Medium Nylon Round Brush ($14.99 at Target): Conair's UltraDetangler effectively gets out knots in wet or dry hair. In addition to being great for thick and unmanageable hair that is unruly– it is also great to create soft beachy waves that are perfect for Coachella!

Scünci Hair Gems ($3.48 from Target): If you are looking for an easy, and temporary, way to adorn your tresses, try out these super cute Hair Gems!

According to Scünci,

Want to glam up your style? Get the trendiest look with scünci’s Hair Gems! In a few seconds, you’ll go from bland to glam for a night out on the town. With two different styles to choose from, we’re here to help you take your hairstyles to the next level.

Scünci Hair Tattoos ($4.99 from Walgreens and Walmart): These Hair and Body Tattoos are easy to apply and remove, and they deliver high impact whimsical style.

According to Scünci,

From your wrists, to your arms, and now to your hair- Scünci’s Hair & Body Art is our new party essential! Applied like a normal tattoo, they go on as easily as they come off. These tats show off your metallic shimmer whether you’re cheering on your favorite band or riding the waves

Scünci No-Slip Grip The Evolution Hair Ties ($2.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond): After a long weekend in the desert, you might want to pull your hair back, and these convenient "No-Slip Grip" jelly hair ties are great to have on hand.

According to Scünci,

Scunci Evolution hair elastics are gentle on the hair and have 'no slip grip' technology. The jelly texture of the elastics ensure hair is held in place, with causing damage. Comes in a mixture of fashionable colours.

Scünci No-Slip Grip Bobbi Pins ($1.26-$5.05 from Walmart and Amazon): Good old fashion bobbi pins get an update with Scünci's "No-Slip" version. They are perfect to stow away in your makeup bag whenever you need a little extra help holding your hair back.

According to Scünci,

Scunic no-slip grip bobby pins maintain your hairstyle in any sticky situation. the inner grooves on these bobby pins feature no-slip grip technology to secure every last strand of hair. you may need one or ten, but you can never have too many on hand. perfect for updos, ponytails and short styles as well. 48 pack ensures that no matter where you put one down you'll always be able to pick one up. black, tortoise and metal shades for unobtrusive hold.
Cuvée Beauty Styling Balm ($45.00 for 5 oz. from Cuvée Beauty and Revolve): This is a very lightweight styling balm that adds hold without making hair feel hard and unnatural. Furthermore, it fights frizz and adds luscious shine.

According to Cuvée Beauty,

This lightweight styling balm is magic. It transforms your hair by delivering a high performance, structured product to craft your hair into your favorite styles. This multi-purpose, multi-dimensional product conditions, provides exceptional hold and blocks humidity without weighing hair down. This unique formula prolongs styles while taming frizz and protecting hair from daily wear and tear.

  • Wet or dry application
  • Weightless formula, non-greasy texture
  • Provides hold without hardness
  • Protects against styling tools
  • Prolongs blow dry
  • Tames frizz
  • Can be used both as styling and finishing balm
  • Adds shine
  • Sulfate-free. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free. Cruelty-free.
  • Safe for color and chemically treated hair.
Directions: Apply evenly through damp hair, style as usual. For extra edge and definition, apply onto dry hair.

Ingredients: Cuvee Complex, Aqua (Deionized Water), Polyurethane-14- Amp-Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol Denat, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 20, Colloidal Platinum, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Champagne) Seed Oil, Resveratrol (Wine) Extract, Tuber Aestivum (Truffle) Extract, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hair Ceramide: Peg-8-Smdi Copolymer, Peg-8, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Creatine, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenethyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Peg 40 Hydrogenated Castor Seed Oil.

Cuvée Beauty Champagne Spray ($45.00 for 5 oz. from Cuvée Beauty and Revolve): This styling spray creates tousled beach waves that allow for natural hair movement while remaining lightweight.

According to Cuvée Beauty,

This signature product creates elegant movement and effortless waves for a piece-y modern silhouette. Our lightweight formula has a clean feel leaving you with second day hair everyday.

Get tousled beach waves with the Cuvée Beauty Champagne Spray. A styling spray that creates definition for a lived-in, tousled look. This signature product creates elegant movement and effortless waves for a piece-y modern silhouette. Their lightweight formula has a clean feel leaving you with second day hair every day.

  • Weightless formula
  • Conditions hair
  • Clean, soft hand feel and finish
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Protects and strengthens hair
  • Sulfate-free. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free. Cruelty-free.
  • Safe for color and chemically treated hair.
Directions: Spray onto towel dried hair, working from mid-way to ends. Style as usual. To create extra definition and soft hold, spray liberally onto damp or dry hair.

Ingredients: Cuvee complex, aqua (deionized water), octyllacrylamide/ acrylates/ butylaminoethyl methacrylate copolymber, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, glycerin, colloidal platinum, resveratrol (wine) extract, vitis vinifera (champagne) exract, tuber aestivum (truffle) extract, hydrolyzed pea protein, hair ceramide: peg-8-smdi copolymer, peg-8, palmitoyl myristyl serinate, sodium polyacrylate, parfum (fragrance), potassium sorbate, peg/ppg 18/18 dimethicone, panthenol (vitamin b5), benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol, aminomethylpropanol, alcohol denat.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Collection ($9.99 each from Ulta, food, drug and mass retailers): If you are looking to gradually brighten & illuminate your hair, and create glowing brunette tones– then John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo & Visibly Brighter Conditioner will do precisely that. It gives brunette hair a warmer and more golden hue, and it will add extra shine and brightness.

According to John Frieda,

Get that natural looking sun-kissed glow with this trio of shampoo, conditioner and in-shower treatment...this is the first at-home range of products to lighten and brighten brunette colour right in the shower. It will illuminate warm honey and caramel tones in your hair to make it look naturally lightened by the sun.

Directions: Prior to shampoo and conditioner, start off with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In-Shower Treatment. Your brunette colour will instantly be lifted up 1 shade, bringing out its lighter, warmer dimensions. It works by removing a type of melanin from the hair shaft that’s particular to brunettes, resulting in a permanent, all-over lighting. The dual-tube applicator lets you blend the lightener in your hands, with no extra mixing step. Run the foaming treatment through your hair, leave it on for 5 minutes, and then rinse completely.

For best results, use the Shampoo and Conditioner daily, and apply the treatment approximately once every four weeks (1-2 times during each color cycle)

Also Available John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Collection ULTA and Mass Retailers.

JOHN FRIEDA Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Shampoo ($9.99 from Ulta):

According to John Frieda,

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo. Give your brunette hair a natural-looking, illuminating glow. Formulated with honey and marigold flower extract, our Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo cleanses and gradually infuses golden tones to illuminate the spectrum of your brunette color. For natural or color-treated hair and for use on highlights and lowlights.

Gently massage into wet hair, lather & rinse well. To enhance your glow follow with bb visibly brighter subtle lightening conditioner. Precautions: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Betaine, Fragrance, Caramel, Cocamide Mea, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Yellow 10, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Malic Acid, Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, Mica, Glycine, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-4, Propylene Glycol, Yellow 5, Ext. Violet 2, Sodium Hydroxide, Ppg-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Methylisothiazolinone, Honey Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

JOHN FRIEDA Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Light Conditioner ($9.99 from Ulta):

According to John Frieda,

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Conditioner. Hydrate your hair with a natural-looking, illuminating glow. Formulated with honey and marigold flower extract, this Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Conditioner moisturizes your hair and illuminates the spectrum of brunette tones. For natural or color-treated hair and for use on highlights and lowlights.

JOHN FRIEDA Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In Shower Lightening Treatment ($9.99 from Ulta):

According to John Frieda,

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In Shower Treatment. Cast a light on color. Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In-Shower Lightening Treatment illuminates to reveal a lighter shade of brunette in 1 wash. Lightens only your natural brunette spectrum, so hair won't appear bleached or orange. For natural or color-treated hair and for use on highlights and lowlights.

Directions: Slip off clear outer cap and discard. Break off tab to expose both holes and apply entire contents of treatment to wet hair, concentrating on the root regrowth or all over. Rinse hands. Leave treatment on for 5 minutes then rinse completely. Follow with bb visibly brighter shampoo or conditioner if desired. Safe for natural, highlighted and colored hair. Precautions: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

Ingredients: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethanolamine, Fragrance, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Glycerin, Myristyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Tetrasodium Edta, Etidronic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Acetaminophen, Salicylic Acid, Honey Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
Pedispa Intensive Moisturizing Footmask ($9.99 from Target): Since you will likely be wearing sandals at Coachella, you will want to make sure that your feet are soft, smooth and hydrated. Pedispa Intensive Moisturizing Footmask gets your feet sandal-ready in no time, and with ingredients like Shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, these wearable moisture infused socks will significantly improve the look and feel of dry, winter-worn feet. Be sure to remember to apply and reapply sunscreen to your feet throughout the day!
Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist ($24.99 at Ulta, CVS and Rite Aid): Since it can get quite hot at Coachella, it is so refreshing to spritz your skin with an antioxidant-rich face mist, and this one nourishes and hydrated too!

According to Lumene,

Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.

Directions: Spray all over the face, neck and décolleté needed. Can be used as a basis for your skin care routine or as a quick lift on top of your makeup.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Fruit Water, Betula Alba (Birch) Juice, Niacinamide, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Abies Picea (Spruce) Extract, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum (Fragrance).

Lumene Valo Bright Eyes All-In-One Eye Treatment ($19.99 from Ulta, CVS and Rite Aid): This ultra-lightweight Vitamin C infused brightening eye treatment hydrates skin and helps diminish the appearance of dark circles. It's a nice way to refresh the skin while imparting it with a dewy radiance.

According to Lumene,

Let the light shine from your eyes with this lightweight cream. Precious handpicked Arctic cloudberry combines with brightening vitamin C to help to diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles for skin that looks visibly fresher and more awake. Our revolutionary technology reduces the appearance of puffiness, recharging the whole eye area for a brighter, more radiant overall look. Experience the eye opening effects of potent native ingredients.

Directions: Apply a small drop to skin around the eyes, including to the upper lids. Use morning and night for best results.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Decyl Cocoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, (Ci 77891) Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Polysilicone-11, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Undecane, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tridecane, Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Darutoside, Glucose, Citric Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant ($8.00 for the mini and $14.00 for the regular size from Sephora, QVC, Birchbox, Net-A-Porter, Skin Store and Urban Outfitters): 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 Sport Luxe Deodorant that easily stows in your bag to stay when you need a little refresh while dancing in the sun.

Touch 6 Hour Hand Protection ($5.99 from CVS and Walgreens): This portable aerosol spray hand sanitizer is easy to use, it distributes product evenly and quickly, and it leaves hands moisturized without any greasy residue.

According to Touch,

Every day we encounter germs everywhere from counter tops to door handles. Why wash or sanitize after they’ve been exposed to germs and bacteria? With Touch Germ Block™, you will be able to protect your hands for six hours.

The alcohol-free formula has improved upon the standard hand sanitizer in three key ways:
Traditional hand sanitizers are no longer effective once they dry, so they need to be reapplied every time you touch something. But this unique, patented formula allows for just one application that lasts for six hours on the surface of the skin, providing a persistent barrier of protection.
Each application of Touch Germ Block™ softens and conditions your hands with a special blend of essential oils and skin softeners. Unlike an alcohol-based traditional hand sanitizer, this does not dry or roughen hands.

It is available is the following scents: OceanMist, Tropical Breeze, Mint Green Tea Aloe and Unscented.
LAVANILA Fragrances ($19.00-$58.00 for 1.7 oz from LAVANILASkin StoreMacy's and Sephora): If you are among the many people who loves vanilla-based perfumes, but who is seeking a more natural fragrance– then LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Pure Vanilla is a treat to the senses. Where traditional commercial fragrances are loaded with phthalates and harsher chemicals, LAVANILA makes theirs with all-natural and organic ingredients that are completely free of all harsh chemicals. Instead, they infuse organic sugar cane alcohol with a whole host of essential oils and botanicals, and the end result is delectably scented fragrances that are healthy and safe.

Pure Vanilla, which is described as a blend of pure Madagascar Vanilla, sheer Freesia and creamy Tonka Bean, is a warm and sheer floral and vanilla fusion that sits close to the skin without being in the least bit overpowering. It is neither too sweet, nor is it too floral, but instead it has all of the richness of vanilla without smelling like dessert.

LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender Fragrance is wonderful combination of Madagascar Vanilla and Spanish Lavender yields the most warm and creamy blend of these two aromas. The vanilla softens the edges of the lavender– transforming it into a smooth and creamy vanilla-based floral. It's intoxicatingly beautiful, and perfect for the warm weather.

LAVANILA Vanilla Grapefruit Rollerball combines of warmth of Madagascar Vanilla and the tanginess of pink grapefruit is such a surprising way. The vanilla warms up grapefruit and transforms it into a creamy, warm citrus.

According to LAVANILA,

Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery.
DDF Protect and Correct Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($67.00 for 1.7 oz. from DDF): If you are in need of a moisturizer that includes a sunscreen, then DDF has several from which to choose. Protect and Correct Moisturizer is formulated to help diminish the appearance of brown spots while offering serious hydration. I would definitely recommend adding an additional high SPF sunscreen since you will need more protection when spending a day in the sun. You will be pleased to know that it leaves behind no white residue whatsoever.

According to DDF,

A moisturizer with Micro-Radiance ComplexTM to help diminish the appearance of brown spots, and SPF 15 to help protect from UVA/UVB damage and future discoloration.

Reclaim the natural radiance of even-toned, more youthful skin while helping to prevent future discoloration. This facial moisturizer contains a potent Micro-Radiance Complex and diminishes the look of discoloration for even, translucent, healthy looking skin. Also contains SPF 15 to help protect from UVA/UVB damage and future hyperpigmentation.

  • Helps correct the look of discoloration
  • Helps prevent future hyperpigmentation with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Evens skin tone for visible radiance
Ingredients: Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate Inactive ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polyethylene, Acetyl Glucosamine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Ethylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate, Mica and Titanium Dioxide.

DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($43.00 for 1.7 oz. from DDF and SkinStore): This antioxidant-rich moisturizer is fragrance-free and super hydrating. It is a wonderful choice if you are sensitive to fragrance, and need a high quality anti-aging moisturizer. You will definitely want to use a higher SPF sunscreen while frolicking in the sun, but this will still be a highly effective moisturizer for daily use. You will be pleased to know that it leaves behind no white residue whatsoever.

According to DDF,

A fragrance-free, antioxidant enriched daily moisturizer that helps shield skin’s surface from UV damage and free radicals that can lead to premature aging. The formula hydrates to help promote skin that looks young and healthy.

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0% (Sunscreen); Homosalate 5.0% (Sunscreen); Octisalate 5.0% (Sunscreen); Octocrylene 2.6% (Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Full List here.

DDF Protective Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($55.00 for .5 oz. from DDF and Skin Care RX): Too few eye creams actually contain any sunscreen, and given the delicacy of the skin around the eye area– one cannot sufficiently underscore the importance of protecting that fragile skin. the but This lightweight formula is deeply hydrating, it softens the appearance of fine lines and it boasts a broad spectrum SPF 15 to offer added protection from the sun. You will be pleased to know that it leaves behind no white residue whatsoever.

According to DDF,

A daily moisturizer that hydrates to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the fragile eye area. A lustrous, lightweight daytime eye treatment fortified with essential fatty acids and humectants to moisturize and help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Broad spectrum SPF helps protect the fragile eye area from future UV damage.

  • Protects fragile eye area
  • Minimizes look of fine lines
Directions: Apply evenly before sun exposure and as needed.

Ingredients: Octisalate, Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Homosalate. Inactive Ingredients: Full List here.

KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF ($35.00 from Sephora and Skin Store): KORRES Skincare fans will fall in love with this sunscreen. It nourishes, hydrates and calms the skin while offering an SPF 30– therefore an additional sunscreen is not necessary. You will be pleased to know that it leaves behind no white residue whatsoever.

According KORRES,

Protect your skin from the sun with the KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil SPF. This ultra-lightweight fluid instantly disappears into skin providing broad-spectrum UV protection and deep nourishment. The silky texture wears beautifully under makeup for a weightless, luminous finish—making this an ideal daily moisturizer throughout the year. Yogurt, rich in skin-repairing proteins, helps keep skin nourished and protected from the sun’s harmful rays while a blend of rice and camapu extract offers deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure.

Select Ingredients:
  • Yogurt: Rich in skin-repairing proteins to help keep skin nourished.
  • Rice and Camapu Extract: Offer deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure.
  • Provitamin B5: Helps reduce inflammation and support natural cell regeneration.
  • Jojoba Oil: Seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Ingredients:Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octinoxate 6.5%, Octisalate 5%, and Octocrylene 10%, Water, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Distarch Phosphate, Fragrance, Silica, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triheptanoin, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Physalis Angulata Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ozonized Oryza Sativa (Rice) Callus Culture Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Phenylpropanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Yogurt Powder, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.
SUN BUM Broad Spectrum SPF 15, SUN BUM Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and SUN BUM Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($ from Beauty Encounter, Ulta, Swell and Forever 21): I have used SUN BUM sunscreens for many years now, and love that they offer a large range of sun protection factors. Their sunscreens moisturize the skin while offering sun protection. The important thing is to remember to reapply your sunscreen frequently, and to limit your sun exposure. Given that it's hard to escape the sun at an outdoor music festival in the desert, it's a good idea to pack a wide-brimmed hat and bring protective clothing.

According to SUN BUM,

Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotions absorb instantly to provide lasting, powerful protection. Between the premium, ultra-lightweight formula and irresistibly beachy smell, you might actually look forward to putting on sunscreen for a change.

SUN BUM Cool Down ($11.95 for 6oz. from Beauty EncounterUltaSwell and Forever 21): After a long day in the sun, Cool Down offers wonderful hydration, and it has a welcome cooling effect that is just what you will crave after being outdoors in the heat all day long. Did I mention that it smells heavenly and feels divine?!

According to SUN BUM,

After a long lazy day in the sun, your skin needs revitalization and hydration. Sun Bum's Cool Down Continuous Spray Aloe Vera is enriched with soothing Aloe, Cucumber Extract and Vitamin E, providing an intense hydration to gently restore the skin's natural moisture balance. The light, dry touch formula is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin smooth and soft.

  • Sun Bum Cool Down aloe vera spray.
  • Restores and protects sun damaged skin.
  • Prevents peeling for a longer lasting tan.
  • Contains cooling Aloe.
  • Gluten Free / 100% Vegan.
  • Alcohol Free.
  • Vitamin E Enriched.
SUN BUM Sea Spray for Hair ($14.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Beauty Encounter, Ulta and Swell): This lightweight spray nourishes the hair while it eliminates frizz and adds volume and hold. It has a fruity floral scent that smells like summer in a bottle!

According to SUN BUM,

Lightweight formula instantly thickens hair cuticle for added volume and hold. Nourishes hair and gives it a healthy, voluptuous feel. Provides moisture control to eliminate frizz. Safe for all hair types and lengths. Medium hold with a matte finish. Instantly seals hair's cuticle, blocking out frizz-causing humidity. Leaves hair with texture and style that lasts all day. Provides UV Color Protection.
SUN BUM SunScreen Lip Balm ($4.00 from UltaForever 21 and Swell): One thing that you simply cannot forget at home is lip balm with a sunscreen. Whether you were it alone, or under your favorite lipsticks or lip glosses– it will offer your lips protection from a long day in the sun. SUN BUM SunScreen Lip Balms are a definite must-have.

According to SUN BUM,

Keep your lips soft and protected with our flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime, Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.
Rimmel Oh My Gloss Oil Tint ($5.99 from Walgreens and Kmart): Rimmel's new Oil Tint lip gloss is, "an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula" that is a blend of four precious oils. These moisturizing lip glosses offer a juicy pop of ultra-glossy shine that is non-greasy, non-sticks, and these sheer shades are ultra-lightweight on the lips. They offer the perfect amount of cushion for comfortable wear, and their colors are fresh and modern. These glosses have the fruity floral aroma for which the Rimmel lip products are known.

According to Rimmel,

The ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish. Your pout just got glossier and more kissable! 
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick ($7.79 from Walgreens and ASOS): I do not tend to gravitate toward mattes because I tend to prefer more dimension in my lipsticks, and because they are often drying– however, that is not this case with this formula. Rimmel The Only1 Matte Lipsticks offer the right amount of cushion for comfortable wear, and they boast considerable longevity with respect to wear-time. The three shades that I tested glide across the lips effortlessly, deposit color evenly and they neither feather, nor migrate. I found them surprisingly moisturizing for a matte formula, even after numerous applications throughout the day they never dried out my lips. These lipsticks have the fruity floral aroma for which the Rimmel lip products are known.

According to Rimmel,

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte in Trendsetter which is the perfect blend of warm and cool tones. For that perfect graceless nude that glides on creamy and feels super comfortable on the lip as well.

The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It’s Matte lipstick that lets you have it all in one. No compromise.

Formula Features:
  • Rimmel is powering the matte revolution with a new volatile hybrid formula that’s been specially developed to meet your every lipstick need.
  • Comfort & Moisture: A light emollient oil is combined with a liquid polymer to provide the comfortable, moisturizing feel throughout wear. Feels so good!
  • Non-Drying: The oil is absorbed on application, creating a thin film between the skin and the pigment and banishing that irritating dry sensation often felt with matte lipsticks.
  • Long-Lasting Color: The formula features volatile silicon to give a smooth and even colour release, which helps to set the lipstick for superior colour wear.
Available In 10 New Matte Shade:Leader of The Pink,  Call The Shots, Salute, High Flyer, Take The Stage, Keep It Coral, Trendsetter, Look Who's Talking, Run The Show and The Matte Factory
Overall Assessment: Add some sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and lots of water and snacks, and you are ready to go!

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  1. Oh my gosh, so many products for me to hunt down! I really want to try those Rimmel lip gloss products. I do need new sunscreens too so I'll look for these too.

    1. The RIMMEL Lip Glosses are AMAZING!!!!! They are definitely worth tracking down! I am so glad that you enjoyed the post! You certainly don't have to head for Coachella to enjoy any of these picks!

  2. Wow, Helen, you've got us covered with all these great recommendations! I was intrigued by the Lumene products. They've changed their packaging since I last purchased. Gotta check 'em out. Plus I'm looking for Sun Bum protectant to keep my hair from fading - you just reminded me!

    1. Thank you, Allison! I am so glad that you enjoyed this post! These Lumene products are definitely worth trying. Sun Bum is always a great go-to sunscreen line– especially during the summer! Their hair SPF is definitely good to have on hand especially is you are working in the garden, going to the beach, or going for a run in the sun!

  3. I love Sun Bum and Lavanila! And I seriously need those hair towels!

    1. I do too, both brands get serious love from me as well! The AQUIS hair towels are INCREDIBLE! Truly the best that I have tried!

  4. I can't imagine the Coachella girls packing this much but I'd do it. I think they'll need the PediSpa when they return though. I'm enjoying the John Frieda products a lot. I love the shine and oomph they are giving to my hair.

    1. A lot of the haircare stuff could be done at home, or left in the hotel. Only the easily portable things would likely be brought to the actual festival.

  5. These are great recommendations, esp the sunscreens. Coachella is fun, sunburn nah :-)

    1. Thanks, Kath! Yes, I completely agree about the sunscreen!

  6. So much great stuff! I don't really have a reason to wear them, but I love the idea of the hair tattoos and gems.

    1. Thanks, Bailey! Yes, the hair tattoos and gems are quite fun! Definitely Coachella-ready!

  7. You can never go wrong with LaVanilla and those hair gems are adorable! Great list.

    1. Precisely my feeling about LAVANAILA as well! The hair gems are super fun, and perfect for the BOHO-Chic vibe at Coachella!


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