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Mom works tirelessly to look after and care for us each and every day. Return the favor this MOTHER’S DAY by bringing a luxurious manicure straight to her with Lauren B. Beauty and Philip B. The Ultimate Nail Treatment Collection is filled with the essentials she needs for the ultimate indulgence on their special day! Keep those manicured hands looking flawless for weeks to come with Philip B luxurious Lavender Hand Crème.
Ultimate Nail Treatment Collection : Pamper your hands and nails with this botanical breakthrough. This kit includes only vegan-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients, including travel hand cream, smoothing cuticle balm, and long-wearing top coats, for a guaranteed perfect manicure.
Where to purchase : www.LaurenBBeauty.com
Philip B Lavender Hand Crème : This rich, super-indulgent, youth-preserving crème sinks in instantly to tackle dryness, making rough spots, peeling cuticles and itchy palms a thing of the past. Bonus: The elegant pump bottle makes a gorgeous gift. Just tie on a ribbon and you’re set.
Where to purchase : www.PhilipB.com
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DS Labs has a solution to all of your beauty concerns – specializing in everything from thinning, falling hair to sparse eyelashes to cellulite – and the outcomes are indisputable beauty transformations.
DS Laboratories Revita Shampoo & Conditioner ($29.99 each, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Many Americans, both men and women, suffer from thinning hair.
The Revita Collection from DS Laboratories is trusted by medical professionals and consumers alike as a highly effective hair stimulant. The cutting-edge formulations are designed to stimulate hair while protecting existing hair from falling and thinning, resulting in longer, thicker, fuller looking hair.
DS Laboratories Dandrene ($29.99 & $79.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Dandruff leads to visible flakes in the hair, oiliness and irritation. DS Laboratories introduced Dandrene, a potent, high-performance antifungal shampoo for those who are suffering.
Dandrene combats flakes and offers a fast and effective solution to greasy dandruff, an itchy red scalp, oiliness and fungal odor. It’s time to brush off dandruff once and for all!
DS Laboratories Radia ($26.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): DS Laboratories Radia Clarifying & Softening Shampoo and Conditioner redefine the rules of what a hair clarifier can achieve.
Radia dives down deep to remove build up without comprising the hairs overall health. It clears away toxic chemicals that build up and protects the hair damage due to UV sun rays, leaving hair softer and more radiant than ever before.
DS Laboratories Nia ($28.99, www.dslaboratories.com & Professional Salon Distributions): Exposure to sun, over brushing, coloring and heat styling can take a toll on our hair. Now, we no longer have to compromise our hair’s shine, texture and ends thanks to DS Laboratories Nia! Nia quenches hair’s thirst with the perfect amount of hydration without causing hair to feel weighed down.
All you’ll be left with is incredible body, shine and bounce! Cutting-edge ingredients in Nia reverse the damage done to stressed-out hair, rebuilds and revitalizes hair strands, while shielding them against further damage from ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants.
DS Laboratories Spectral.LASH ($49.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Long, luxurious and full eyelashes proclaim youth and attractiveness for both women and men.
DS Laboratories created Spectral.LASH, a cutting-edge treatment that helps lashes grow and feel fuller. It’s time to break up your long term relationship with your mascara and lash curler and open your eyes to Spectral.LASH!
DS Laboratories Keraméne ($98.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Depilation, whether it is shaving, waxing, threading or laser hair removal, is a one of the most dreaded beauty chores amongst women and men.
Keraméne minimizes the frequency and severity of depilatory sessions and skin stays smoother and silkier with less hair for longer!
DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® ($38.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Physicians agree that cellulite cannot be treated by exercise and diet alone. Both do little or nothing to break up and drain the unsightly cellulite deposits trapped under the skin.
DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® is a one-of-a-kind, high-tech breakthrough in skincare. With this unique gel, dimpled fat impervious to diet and exercise takes on a smoother and healthier appearance.
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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and ARQUISTE has the perfect gift for mom who’s always on the go! Rather than giving her the typical bouquet this year, ARQUISTE travel kits make the perfect gift. They contain not one but four delicate fragrances that encompass full floral scents all inspired by beautiful places around the world.
Flor y Canto delivers the heat and passion of an Aztec festival in the summer of 1400, featuring intoxicating Mexican Tuberose, Plumeria, and the sacred Marigold.
Fleur de Louis transports the wearer to the Isle of Pheasants on the French-Spanish border in 1660, where young Louis XIV meets his bride for the first time amid a bouquet of Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris, and Jasmine.
Infanta en Flor lets you experience the feel of the 17th century Spanish Court. This fragrance features Bright Orange Flower Water, rich Spanish leather and Immortelle.
Boutonnière No. 7 embodies crisp Gardenia against the scent of Italian Mandarin, Bergamot and French Lavender, all set in the Parisian Opéra-Comique in 1899 .
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Music festivals have become the new fashion week! For beauty lovers everywhere it’s the time of the year to showcase the latest boho-chic hair trends. Whether you were dancing up a storm at Coachella or getting a head of the style – Bed Head has you covered.
Get rock and roll hair with funky texture and outrageous body worthy of music festivals. Bed Head Rock N Roller™ Tourmaline Ceramic 2-in-1 Styling Iron ($29.99, Ulta): Creates defined spirals or tousled waves, whichever style curls you choose to rock!
Turn heads wherever you go with Bed Head Attention Grabber™ 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener ($29.99, Ulta): Delivers frizz-free styles with massive shine for a smooth sleek look!
Easy to stash Bed Head Power Lift™ Purple Haze Mini Ceramic Crimper ($19.99, Ulta): Style intervention to power your hair and pump up the volume. Perfect for adding volume at the roots and creating quirky styles on the fly.
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There’s no doubt that Mom’s love receiving flowers to celebrate their special day – they smell great and look beautiful. But why not try something floral that has just a bit of a longer shelf life? Below scents from Molton Brown and Krigler Perfumes that deliver the same great scent for many more days to come.
Fit for a queen, Molton Brown’s Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Eau de Toilette is sweet, sophisticated and fresh.
Inspired by Paris Krigler Perfumes Subtle Orchid 10 is chic and warm with notes of bourbon vanilla, orchid flower, orange and white flowers.
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I absolutely love Air Wick home fragrances. I have been using Air Wick products for years. I love the seasonal scents and also the uplifting, happy, comforting fragrances that help to make my home feel more like, well, home.
I love Air Wick's room mists. The new packaging looks pretty fancy! My two newest favorite fragrances are the Paradise Retreat and the Seaside Escape. Both scents are heavenly! There is nothing that makes me happier than the thought of a tropical beach, and these fragrances are wonderful reminders.
Air Wick's room mists are very convenient to have on hand to quickly freshen up a room before company arrives, or to mask unpleasant odors. (Such as my cooking, at times. Sadly, that is true.)
I was also excited to try out the new scented oil warming device, which is a new version of Air Wick's scented oil warmer. It offers 8 times more fragrance control than the previous ones! I keep one plugged in in almost every room in the house, so that my home always smells nice and welcoming.
With the Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer, I can dial up or dial down the amount of fragrance I want.
Right now, I am loving the Summer Delights and the cozy Snuggle fabric softener fragrances. These are the perfect scents for springtime! They make everything smell fresh and anew. I get many compliments on how nice my home always smells, thanks to Air Wick!
Enter to win! Five winners will be chosen to receive a can of Air Wick Life Scents Seaside Escape Room Mist. (ARV: $3 ea.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information go to: http://www.airwick.us/
You can find Air Wick products at your local grocery store
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. Any opinions are my own.
Breaking the Age Code: Young Skin for Life
by Lesley Goodson
Breaking the Age Code is a must read for anyone who wants to transform their skin. Lesley Goodson—a medical researcher and expert on skin diseases and the aging process—unveils for the first time the latest scientific advances in behind-the-scenes skin anti-aging research. She unveils the secrets that until now were known only by research scientists and forward-thinking dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Some of the key topics Goodson covers include:
• Interviews with the nation’s leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
• The most effective wrinkle cure to date.
• Scientific proof of what works and what doesn't.
Here is a video of Lesley Goodson explaining what her book is all about:
I was excited to receive a copy of Breaking the Age Code. I am at the age where I am beginning to get wrinkles and I hate it. As a beauty blogger and product reviewer, I have tried and used hundreds of skin care products. With this informative book, I am learning that the fountain of youth is not necessarily found in a certain moisturizer or serum.
Breaking the Age Code teaches me how to better take care of my skin to keep it looking as young as possible for as long as possible. I am learning about which skin care ingredients that my skin really needs, how to change my diet to add skin enhancing benefits, and proven anti-aging treatments backed up by doctors and scientists.
Breaking the Age Code on the Science of Skin Care is definitely going to be my skin care bible! I plan to study it cover-to-cover. It gives me hope that I don't have to just 'grow old gracefully.' Nope. I will fight it every step of the way with the help of this handy guide.
Look for ordering information coming soon!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review. Any opinions are my own.
Happy Spring! The new season calls for a change in your makeup routine, and BeYu cosmetics offers affordable and colorful ways to do so. Celebrity makeup artist Lindsay Ebbin provides his top tips for spring using his favorite BeYu products below! (BeYu has become one of my newest favorite brands as well!)
A Soft Pout: For spring, you need color that is rich in moisturizing that will give you a pop of color. If you are fairer or darker, use a pink or coral shade with BeYu’s Care & Shine gloss stick with shades like Cupcake Topping, Strawberry Splash, and Rosy Blossom Tasty Pomegranate.
Matte is Back: Apply BeYu’s Velvet Mat Oil Free Foundation immediately after you apply your moisturizer -- your skin will feel silky soft and you will have a flawless complexion without the oiliness.
Dense Upturned Lashes : Gently curl your lashes by pressing first three times, then from the base of the lash apply BeYu’s Power Volume Mascara with boosting effects in an upward zig- zagging motion to the tip of lash . This technique will amplify the thickness of your lashes. By brushing the mascara upwards, you will softly define and arch the lashes up for that dense, upturned, thick-lash look.
Retailing for $30 and under, BeYu products are available at CVS.com
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It has felt like Summer lately! We have had a couple of 85 degree days this week so far! I LOVE the sunshine! I would like to share some of my favorite warm weather inspired products from Smashbox, Sun Bum, Conair, STREEKERS, RPZL and Westmore Beauty.
1. Sun Bum Beach Formula Shine Spray ($19.99, trustthebum.com) is the perfect tropical blend of pure Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and Banana Leaf which work to revitalize the hair
2. RPZL Pop of Color ($32, rpzl.com) in Bold Blue is the easiest hair extension to add at a moment’s notice! Since it’s 100% Remy Virgin hair you can style it with heat tools as well!
3. STREEKERS ($11.95, streekers.com) in Pink and Purple is a cool new hair color that uses innovative technology. Won’t flake and you can easily brush through your hair!
4. Smashbox Cosmetics L.A. Lights Blush and Highlight Palette ($35, smashbox.com) this foolproof palette features two tonal shades of blush—one true and one rich—plus their perfectly matched highlighter for a radiant, natural-looking glow.
5. Westmore Beauty Lasting Effects Brow Gel ($22.78, QVC) contains hair like fibers which seamlessly blend and shape the brow to perfection!
6. Conair Detangling Collection ($5.99, Walmart) designed to work with both wet and dry hair, this vibrantly colored brush features a unique hook-shaped handle to hang in the shower, ensuring you get smoother hair with every wash.
(Product provided for review/feature)