Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Treat Your Hair To Caviar Nexxus Shampoo And Conditioner at CVS

 
 
 
 
Hey guys! Spring and pretty much Summer is here, and this Summer is all about healthy gorgeous hair.   Bust out the flip flops and self tanner!  Nothing is more perfect for the hot Arizona sun then beautiful long beachy waves.  Many people change their look, their style, their color, (can't wait to reveal mine this weekend!)  I can't stress enough how important HEALTHY hair is to the entire look.  Damaged, colored dry, split ends are not cool anymore. (Were they ever?) I know a time maybe back in the 90's when it was cool to have unhealthy hair. Well those days are long gone.
 
Another thing all of you HAVE to know, is you don't have to spend huge bucks to get beautiful hair. I've recently discovered my favorite shampoos and conditioner actually come from a drugstore and are less then $20. (That post will be up soon too!)
 
 
 
 
My favorite look for Spring is the "wavy" look. Curls are kind of boring now and straight hair was never really my thing. I still haven't been able to tease my hair correctly to get those effortless looking waves that so many models and celebs have. Sigh, maybe one day.  But while I'm still trying to get the perfect "Wavy hair look", Nexxus has came out with an amazing line of haircare. Treat yourself to Caviar Nexxus Therappe Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner available at your local CVS.
 
This fabulous duo comes in a few different "system" sets, which  means they cater to all hair types. My hair is dry and damaged from lots of coloring and heat products.  If you really want to pamper your hair this Summer, it's affordable and right around the corner from you. 10 years ago you could only get such a great duo at a salon. I'm really excited this brand is at CVS; I've actually been using Caviar Hair Care for a few months now and the results are impressive.  The product is 100% Elastin protein and Caviar Complex, helping you  rebalance, restore, and replenish my hair so it is soft, nourished, and manageable.
 
 
 
 
My hair feels fresh soft and easier to manage.   From 3/29-4/26  you can print out this coupon for $1 off any full sized product from Nexxus Hair Care. CVS also will have Beauty Consultants on stand-by, waiting to help you pick the right hair care products for your specific hair type. 
 
 

 
 
I've already printed out MY coupon, and I can't wait to visit CVS and stock up!   Click here to find a CVS near you.
 
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Best Drugstore Deals under $15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All of these Bella's Beauty Spot Products are less then $15 at your local CVS, Walgreens and Ulta.
 
·         Conair Mini Velvet Touch Brush – for easy on-the-go styling!
 
scunci Hair Ties – from the colorful Braided 3x Stronger to the pastel Comfy Collection and more!
 
·         scunci Jewel Bobby Pins – get glam, FAST with these gorgeous bobby pins (a perfect accessory to pick up at the drugstore!)
 
·         Touchback Root Touch-Up and Root Touch-Up Wand – NEVER have to leave home with your roots showing! Who knew these were available right at your CVS, Walgreens or Duane Reade (no matter where you are, there’s always a place you can get this)
·         3-in-1 Sensitive Touch Wipes, Refreshing Foam Cleanser, Waterproof Makeup Remover and Bright Now BB Cream – a COMPLETE set of the AMAZING brightening products
 
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

RIP Dr Brandt

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rest in peace to one of the most inspiring doctors ever in the skin care industry. We truly lost a legend and it breaks me heart to have to type this.  Before this tragedy happened, I was writing a post about Dr Brandt's No More Needles, which is in my own words, "Botox in a bottle". If you don't want to try botox, or maybe you're afraid of needles this is the closest to getting that frozen appearance. And the best part is? If you don't like it it's not an injection so you don't have to ever use it again. But I doubt it.
 
Dr Brandt released the No More Needles to essentially "mimic" anti wrinkle treatments that smooth out and even fine lines and wrinkles.  When first applied, it does feel like you're "freezing" your wrinkles because of the tightening feeling and peppermint smell. At first I was hoping this wasn't a jinx like those lip plumpers that FEEL as if they are working, but really are doing nothing at all.  The essential purpose of this product is clearly this; "to  smooth out fine lines and wrinkles." It targets on the main wrinkle areas that botox also focuses on.  (Forehead, between the eyebrows and crow's feet)
 
 
 
 
So does it work?  The verdict is in.  Taken from the Sephora website:
 
Research results:In a 4-week in-vivo clinical test conducted on 25 volunteers; results after use of product AM and PM for 60 minutes:
After 60 minutes:
- 96% reported skin looked smoother
- 100% reported skin around the eyes has a more lifted appearance
 

After 4 weeks:
- 100% reported wrinkles on the crow’s feet area looked smoother
- 100% reported lines on forehead look smoother
- 100% reported the appearance of lines and wrinkles has diminished
- 100% reported to like this product
 
Ok I don't know if these are exactly what I experienced.  BUT I will say out of all the wrinkle creams and eye creams I have used, this MIGHT be the best one. I honestly have ever never seen such fast acting results in such a small bottle. But don't get too excited, it's not  a miracle. I used this twice a day for 2 weeks and slowly but surely I did notice my crow's feet, (which is  my main trouble site) slowly start to smooth out. Honestly, no cream ever will work as well as botox.  No cream will ever work as well as an actual injection with a needle into the face. But as far as skin creams and moisturizers go, this Is the best.  But hold up, not everything is peaches and cream.  The downside is one of the most expensive wrinkle creams  I've seen at Sephora.
 
Take into consideration the size of the bottle I tried out, (.85 ounces 2.5 grams) If you're up  on your weight, it's probably the smallest bottle I've ever used. One bottle will last about 3 times.  Wow The .85 bottle sells for around $30.  Right now at Sephora a  .5 ounce bottle sells for $89.00 Probably a little less then a month's supply if used daily.  Technically for ME, this would last me about 2 weeks using it daily.
 
But when compared to the expensive $10 a unit  botox, it might be worth it. So if you're looking for something that will kick the wrinkles fast and don't want to go for the needle I highly recommend Dr Brandt's "Needles No More" This is available at Sephora, and Dr Brandt's website.
 
 
 
And a big RIP To Dr Dennis Brandt. We will never know what other amazing products were to come... he was taken way too soon.
 
 
 
 
(Wish it was a TAD bit cheaper)
 
 
 
 
Disclosure:  A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.
 
 
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Nature In a Bottle Giveaway!! (Ends 4/19)

 
 
 
The months after Winter are pretty rough on my skin.  After having kids my skin has drastically changed and it feels like it's getting more dry every day. Regular moisturizers just aren't doing the job anymore so I've been in search of something  a little stronger to get the job done.  I'm trying to stay away from Botox and other fillers and stick with more natural ingredients, instead of injecting chemicals in my face.
 
What I've found while doing some research, is that it's safer and much more effective to use all natural beauty products. So many things we put on our hands and face are full of chemicals, using makeup and skincare that is all natural is a safer way to keep skin healthy and younger looking.
 
I also found that serums are more more effective in treating skin problems compared to plain old day and night creams.  I wouldn't recommend serums for greasy skin , since serums are already a tad bit oily you wouldn't want to apply more oil, but for dry skin and enlarged pores one of my new favorites is Nature Beautanicals Facial Recovery Blend. 
 
 
 
The Facial Recovery Blend ($29.99) is a 1 fluid ounce bottle that comes with a small dropper and is 100% natural. It soothes large pores and sun damaged skin. As I'm getting older I notice one of my issues is sun spots. Like many others my age I grew up in the age of tanning beds and unfortunately spending way too much time in a tanning bed is now costing me and my skin. 
 
I hope younger people are reading this and backing away from tanning and getting more into protecting their skin. But for everyone else it's not too late.  The Facial Recovery Blend is a blend of ingredients that together refresh and rejuvenate your sun damaged skin.
 
 
 
 
Facial Recovery Blend Ingredients: ◾Jojoba Oil ◾Sweet Almond Oil ◾Rose Flower Oil ◾Rose Hip Oil


I can only compare this to another product, Dr Dennis Gross  Retinol Brightening Solution. This is meant to brighten your skin and pretty much does everything that "Nature in a Bottle" does except the price tag is much higher.  Dr Dennis Gross' product retails for about $85 dollar. Big difference!!!

I highly recommend anyone that has sun damaged dry skin to try out Nature In A Bottle's "Recovery Blend".  I think for the price tag you are getting a great deal.  If you are interested but unsure if you want to purchase the entire bottle, visit their website and you can sign up for a free sample size.


 
Now it's Giveaway Time! One lucky winner will win a bottle of Nature in a Bottle!! ($30 value!!)  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

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Disclosure: A press sample was sent for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Make your hair smell Amazzzing with Fekkai Hair Fragrance

 
 
http://www.fekkai.com/Hair-Fragrance/hair-fragrance,default,sc.html
 
 
 
 
I'm all about good smelling products. I've probably tried every hair fragrance under the sun but I have yet to smell a Fekkai Hair Fragrance ($20)  that not only makes your hair smell fabulous but leaves it shiny with less frizz. Yes it sounds too good to be true but trust me this stuff is legit. 
 
When I think about Fekkai I think about hair shampoo and conditioner that smells fabulous. I really had never heard of a "hair fragrance" Fekkai has now came out with a perfume for your hair.  And I'm completely in love. I have only tried one scent, the "Mist Rose Fraiche" Now I really don't think this smells like Rose at all. I am not a fan of floral scents, especially Rose. This is more of a light breezy straight out of the shower smell. Think of when someone gets right out of the shower and you can still smell the shower gel on their skin, that is what this smells like.  My only complaint is that it doesn't last long enough. But going to a wedding yesterday, it did increase the shine and it did smell beautiful.  I even sprayed it in my husband's hair and I couldn't stop sniffing it!
 
I found some other uses for this as well. I loved bringing it to the gym with me and spraying it on me after I was covered in sweat. Or when my husband had a hat on all day and when he took it off I sprayed it all over his head. (Because hat smell is just gross) OR you can even use it for just a light perfume to spray on your clothes. I got really creative with it. I found myself spraying it ALL day over everything because the smell was so light and addicting.
 
The Fekkai Hair Fragrance comes in the Rose Scent, Mist Crème Vanilla, (which is what I'm dying to try next) a Citron, and St Barth's smell as well. Each bottle is 1.7 ounces, and sells for $20. (Which is a steal in my opinion) Check them all out here.http://www.fekkai.com/Hair-Fragrance/hair-fragrance,default,sc.html
 
 
 
 
I can't wait for the day when you can test fragrances over the internet. Or even makeup. Not sure how it's going to happen, but I see it in like 20 years possibly less. I wish I could spray my computer and let you all smell how fabulous the Rose scent is. I know, I'm a little weird right? All I can suggest is if you're unsure about purchasing it, check it out at your local Ulta store and you won't be let down.  The only con is like I said, the smell just doesn't last long enough.  But still worth the purchase price.
 
 
 
 
 
Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
 
 
 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

QVC Special Value- IT Cosmetics 5 Piece Set

 
 
 
 
 
Ok I know I need to stop gushing about IT Cosmetics, but I'm addicted. I've been running around wearing absolutely no foundation, only my full coverage CC Cream and my skin is looking airbrushed. People have been asking me what I'm wearing, and my why my skin looks glowing.No joke. So of course when I saw that today's special value on QVC was my beloved 5 piece Radiant Skin Set , I had to jump right away off the couch and on to the blog to let you guys know. It's selling for $59.96 today only so get yours quick. I'm currently swearing by this stuff. The brush alone in the set sells for around $40, so you're getting a huge deal.
 
 
This looks better then most of my high I'm also breaking out, can you tell? ( I don't think so!!!)
If any of you have tried any of these new products from IT Cosmetics I would love to know what you think. Am I the only one obsessed with this stuff?
 


 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, March 23, 2015

My Obsession with IT Cosmetics

 
 
 
 
Happy Spring everyone! Spring has brought not only a whole new look outside,but tons of new makeup products for us bloggers to enjoy, and I've been loving all of it. I've found so  many great products and brands I'm so excited to share them all with you. One of my favorites, in fact dare I say my ABSOLUTE favorite might be It Cosmetics. They started a while ago as a small unknown company, then bounced their way not only into Ulta but onto QVC and now I can't get away from seeing the name.  I knew when I first tried It Cosmetic's concealer and anti-aging shadows that they were something special.
 
But not to brag, I just wanted to share my favorite Spring products from It.  I've tried almost everything from their entire line I dare say; their foundation lasted me all day and literally glowed on my face, but I'm not talking about that particular product today.  IT Cosmetics has unveiled a new product 
 
 
 
 
IT Cosmetics Anti Aging Full Coverage CC Cream 50 SPF ($38)
 ok What? Is this a concealer? A BB Cream? Huh? Not going to lie I've been using this as a concealer when it's NOT a concealer it's a full coverage CC cream. This is basically a concealer but can go over your entire face to cover up imperfections and blemishes. CC= Color Correcting. (Age Spots, Redness, etc) This was formulated by a plastic surgeon and is a serum, moisturizer all wrapped up into this little bottle. Wow.  Try like 4 different products in one tiny bottle AND you can use it as a foundation. My jaw has dropped.  This before and after picture has got me a little jaw dropped as well. SPF 50 too- this can be doubled up as a sunscreen, so this is perfect if you're going to be out in the sun all day but still need a good foundation.
 
 
 
If that's a true "Before And After" This is a miracle product. It really did hydrate my skin, it IS long wearing and it does cover up like a concealer but it isn't thick like a regular concealer is.  This is my favorite IT Cosmetics product to DATE. If you're going to try one thing from IT, I recommend the CC Cream. By far.  Available now on  It Cosmetic's website for $38.00
 
 
 
(5 piece set available at QVC, which contains everything I reviewed)
 
 
 
 
 
If you've seen IT Cosmetics in your local Ulta store, one of the things you probably first noticed is their beautiful plush brushes. It was the first thing I was drawn to, but the price made me back away a bit.  My favorite brush is the Heavenly Luxe Angled Brush ($38), one of their bigger selling items.  Not only is it gorgeous, but it works well for sculpting, powders, foundations and your blush.
 
  I have been pairing my new brush up with the CC+ airbrush perfecting powder which is a little compact with a gorgeous powder, SPF 50 just like the CC cream; meant to create a sheer glow. This feels like a powdery velvet dream which covers all flaws and imperfections. Using this OVER the CC+ Cream makes the results even better. It doesn't apply thick, and it doesn't cling to your pores.  I'm not sure if this one of a kind powder is exclusive to QVC, or if it's available on the IT Cosmetics site. Either way, if you're looking for a powder full coverage foundation this is the perfect solution. And at $38 the price is about average.
 
 
The Airbrush Perfecting Powder reminds me of something you would apply right before you are taking a picture to make sure the red spots don't show up. Just think of possibly Instagram or picture apps that let you airbrush your picture. Well you don't need that with this flawless full coverage powder.
 
 
And if you don't fancy powder, (really depends on my mood) It Cosmetics has not left you out. They have also created a CC+ Color Correcting FULL Coverage Anti- Aging SPF 50 Cream Foundation  ($38) for people that are more on the possibly dry side that like that creamy touch to their skin.  This cream foundation creates a dewey luminious glow finishing touch to your face. It covers all imperfections and claims to leave your skin flawless.  I love the concept, it's unlike anything I've seen before. It's a fluid in a compact but you hit the little button for the foundation to squirt out, and then they give you a little sponge to collect just the right amount of product needed so you don't waste any. Genius.
 
 
When I ordered this I was extremely pale so I chose "Light" but I have since gotten a tan so it's a little light on my skin. Both the powder and foundation cover up all my freckles, sun spots, acne scars, everything.  If I was going to do a movie TOMORROW, I would want this type of airbrushed look. 
My skin has never looked more smooth, dewey, moisturized, I could go on and on.  I was also extremely tired when I took the below picture, and take note, NO dark eyes, circles, nada. It is just like the CC Cream in that it is a moisturizer and color packed into one compact.
 
So the end result is YES IT Cosmetics is a little more expensive then what I like to usually pay for, BUT I have been doing it because the results are really worth what you're getting. IT Cosmetics really does their homework when it comes to research and talking to doctors, scientists, and coming up with the right makeup to make you look fresher and younger. And that is the main reason I will continue to buy their makeup.  I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and make sure you check out their site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can I give it a higher letter???
 
 
Disclosure: A press sample was sent for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are  my own. No monetary compensation was received.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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