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Fashion Week has come and gone, but the trends we've learned will carry on! Hey, that rhymes! Spoiler alert if you aren't up to date with the most recent runway shows: This Fashion Week was a pretty one. With trends such as metallic eyes to piecey brows – it is easier than you think to bring these runway looks home… if you have the right products!
Arbonne It's A Fine Line Pencil Eyeliner: Trend alert: metallic eyes!! This longwearing pencil crayon is creamy enough to glide across the lid without skipping spots or pulling skin, but longwearing to eliminate feathering or bleeding. Made with a built in sharpener, this eyeliner can be made subtle or smoked out. Moisturizing botanicals like cupuacu butter help support skin's moisture barrier and promote the appearance of fuller lashes. Comes in an array of metallically, colorful shades! ($26)
Arbonne Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream: Brushed up, piecey brows were seen all over the runway! Try this brow cream which contains moisturizing ingredients such as eyebright, hibiscus, jambu and larch & green tea complex! The formula will also soothe and help brows grow thicker. Just glide on with the specially designed mini brush to add a natural looking color and feel to brows. Use alone or pair with Shape It Up Brow Pencil for more dramatic results. ($32)
Merle Norman Shadow Stick in ‘Watercolor’: Seafoam green eyes were all the rage this fashion week! Play up your eyes with this long-wearing, creamy shadow. The easy-to-use stick is crease-resistant and designed for versatility. They're perfect to use as your main shadow, a base or even a liner with a buildable formula designed to go from sheer to full-on color. They even have a special key ingredient, microspheres, which impart a silky texture while absorbing oil to keep lids sebum free. ($18, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios)
- Key benefit: Contains Mica, a natural earth mineral, which provides a sheer iridescent glow that helps create the appearance of smoother, softer, more radiant- looking skin
- Key Benefit: Adds a silky brilliant shine controls frizz, mends frayed & frizzy ends, provides extreme heat protection and brings old styles back to LIFE
Before winter takes a toll on our soft and dewy complexions let’s get ahead of the game and incorporate a serum into the mix. Serums are still the hottest thing in skincare right now and could be the extra step needed to get more targeted results from your beauty regimen.
Since serums come in such a wide variety of options I’ve listed 5 must-have serums specially designed for the body, face and hair (including a caffeine-infused eye treatment!).
Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body, $55 at arbonne.com
This lightweight, concentrated body serum absorbs quickly to hydrate, illuminate and improve the look of skin firmness. Add a few drops to your favorite body moisturizer to boost benefits or use this luxurious serum by itself to enhance skin’s natural radiance.
Blossom Silkening Serum 2-in-1 Thermal Protection & Dry Hair Revitalizer, $13.99 at TheManeChoice.com, Target, Sally Beauty Supply and Rite Aid stores.
Rejuvenate dry hair with this hair revitalizing serum which is also formulated to help shield hair from heat appliances so you can enjoy your styles with confidence. Instantly revitalizes twists, braids, locs, curls and straight hair.
neuBROW brow enhancing serum, $100.00 at SkinResearchLabs.com or Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus
This potent serum is formulated with an exclusive Dual-Weight Protein Complex™ that restores the appearance of youthful brows, promoting suppleness and shine. It delivers beautiful, more defined eyebrows in just 60 days.
Key Benefit:Contains keratin moisturizers which support hair fibers that are thin, sweet almond protein creates a protective layer, bringing softness and brilliance to the brow line and apple extract encourages a look of vitality
ollezione D'Oro Occhi Eye Treatment, $59.50 at Borghese.com
Luxurious, age-defying gel serum helps improve skin tone and density while it reduces under-eye bags and lightens dark circles.
Key Benefit: Formulated with Caffeine to help detoxify the skin, plus a new generation Silicone to smooth the eye area
Acqua Ristorativo Hydrating Concentrate, $92 at Borghese.com
Peptide based serum that protects from free radical and collagen damage, resulting in a more youthful, healthy-looking complexion.
- Key Benefit: Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds moisture leaving skin softened and newly-supple
*Product being sent. Any opinions are my own.
Bold, brushed up brows and flushed, glowy cheeks have emerged as this season's mega-trends, spotted everywhere from Instagram and Snapchat to runways and red carpets. Glowing, soft and timelessly chic, these trends are easy for anyone to try!
Arbonne has just launched new products to help achieve these timeless trends.
Bold, Brushed Up Brows: The current look is full but piece-y – Choose a pencil with a built in spoolie to brush brows upward, or an easy brush-on cream. Arbonne Shape It up Brow Pencil delivers that a feathery effect plus definition.
Arbonne Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream tames unruly hairs and fills out empty spaces. Both products are specially made with a larch and green tea complex to help brows look fuller. (Both $32, arbonne.com)
Soft Pink Flushed Cheeks: Ballerina inspired cheeks give you a soft, effortlessly pretty look that will accentuate the cheek bone without feeling overdone. Dust Arbonne Blush in Ballet onto apples of the cheeks for a long-wearing, blendable rosy glow. This formula is made with polypeptides which contains skin-conditioning amino acids making the application glide on smoothly simultaneously moisturizing your skin. ($30, arbonne.com)
Glowy, All-Over Highlight: This new Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter uses a goof-proof cream format that can be dabbed anywhere on the face and body, and works over bare skin or a full face of makeup (unlike sticks which don't play well with foundation, or powders that require a strong base underneath them). Its light diffusing effects create a dewy look that glimmers in all the right places. Apply a generous amount to the top of your cheek bones, the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone and on your cupid's bow for a radiant glow. ($43, arbonne.com)
I received samples of Arbonne's Shape It up Brow Pencil, Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream and Blush in Ballet. I also was sent my favorite mascara on earth, Arbonne's It's a Long Story Mascara.
This high-performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude. Clinically tested and formulated to be water-resistant and longwearing. It only takes about one coat to make my eyelashes look like in the photo below!
With the fabulous products above, I was able to create this look
Also, for gorgeous and healthy summertime hair, try Arbonne's hair care products! I was given the opportunity to try out their Lustre Fortifying Shampoo and their Fortifying Crème Conditioner. I think I'm in love!
Lustre Fortifying Shampoo
Fortify dull or chemically treated hair to a healthy, luminous shine and help restore luster from root to tip with this concentrated shampoo that cleanses without drying. With exclusive ColorLast Technology, this shampoo is clinically shown to help retain color vibrancy and longevity for up to 20 washes.
Fortifying Crème Conditioner
Love your color? This exclusive ColorLast Technology maximizes color longevity while providing softness and shine. With fortifying ingredients that help prevent strands from further breakage and damage, conditioner restores needed moisture to chemically treated hair.
My highlighted hair has never felt healthier! My hair has so much shine and volume. I am over the moon with hair amazing my hair looks and feels!
For more information go to: http://www.arbonne.com/
*Product Received. All opinions are my own.
Your lips take a battering from the sun. They chap, flake, burn, and can feel drier than a week-old baguette. To take some of the leg work out of keeping your lips primed and protected, I have rounded up a few new products, DIY recipes, and tips from Arbonne below.
Prep + Prime Lips. Just launched, Arbonne's Intelligence® Lip Treatment blends botanicals and cutting-edge scientific ingredients like Phytinol™ to soften the appearance of fine lines on the lips and support the skin's natural moisture barrier. Lips feel replenished, hydrated and moisturized. Also enhances the appearance of lip volume and multitasks as a primer for lipstick or gloss. ($48, arbonne.com)
DIY Lemony Lip Scrub. Mix 1 tsp. of coconut oil, 1 tsp. of raw honey, 2 tbsp. of sugar and add a dash of lemon juice together. Rub this sugary paste in circular motions across your lips, then rinse and apply your favorite lip balm for soft, smooth lips. Don't worry if you happen to taste it – it's absolutely delish!
Swap Your Coffee for Tea. High caffeine content dries out our bodies, and to top it off, have diuretic properties that add to the dehydration. Opt for herbal tea this winter and when you start to feel the afternoon sleepies, grab a glass of water and stir in one of Arbonne's Essentials Energy Fizz Sticks to create a refreshing bubbly drink that helps boost energy levels. ($48, arbonne.com)
To-The-Max Hydration . Indulge in a dose of moisture that's been married with color in Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick. This luxurious formula is ultra-soft and delivers an efficacious blend of skin-conditioning watermelon and apple extracts to help lock in moisture. (Available in 16 shades; $28, arbonne.com)
I received samples of Arbonne Cosmetics Glossed Over Lip gloss in ‘Linden’ and Smoothed Over lipstick in ‘Poppy.' Normally, this time of year is almost as bad on my lips as the cold winter, because I always have the air conditioning on, or a fan blowing on me during the night. This can really wreak havoc on the lips! Mine are always getting chapped, and sometimes lipsticks or glosses make the problem worse.
I am very pleased with the Arbonne lip formulas I have tried because they help to heal my lips without irritating them. Plus the colors are gorgeous! I just cannot go wrong with Arbonne!
For more information go to: http://www.arbonne.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The reign of no-makeup makeup is officially over: It's the season for bright red and pastel glazed lips, bronzed complexions and lids with a pop of pink.
Poppy Lipstick. Red lipstick is classic of course, but never have makeup artists been as united on the shade front as they were this season. Indulge in a dose of moisture that's been married with color in Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Poppy ($28).This luxurious formula is ultra-soft and delivers an efficacious blend of skin-conditioning watermelon and apple extracts to help lock in moisture, and peptides to help lips look instantly plumper.
Naturally Tan Sheen. For the bronzed city girl, the desert wanderer or the coastline beach babe - It all starts with a good foundation. Arbonne's Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen ($42) silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder transforms any complexion to perfection.
Sunset Streak Lids. Pinks and peaches are usually reserved for lips, but this spring we are seeing them on the lids as well. Try Arbonne's Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Petal ($19) – Its richly pigmented, mineral-infused eye shadow adds warmth and creates eye-opening looks.
Pastel Glazed Lips. Lock it all in with Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Linden ($24). Like all of Arbonne's products, the lip gloss is free of parabens and synthetic dyes, so you can feel good about what you're wearing. Polymers deliver your lip's fix of hydration as the hydro-lipid layer of the fluid gloss evenly disperses pigments that are sure to make your smile pop.
Disclaimer: I received samples in exchange for this post.
Want to stop skin from acting its age? Arbonne has developed a new, more effective way to maintain a youthful-looking skin and protect skin from winter’s harsh conditions. Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced® Set is a five-step system is powered by nine major age-defying elements like stabilized vitamin C, peptides and algae, plus breakthrough botanicals such as sea buckthorn, marnie lavender and beech tree bud extract, that are clinically proven to help improve skin firmness, smoothness, and skin moisturization in just 24 hours.
This premiere anti-aging skincare collection includes a pH-balanced toner and facial cleanser, rich moisturizers, and a renewal serum proven to improve skin firmness by 89% in just 2 weeks and build up the skin’s outermost layer to keep moisture in and irritants out for hydrated, healthy skin all season long. Like all Arbonne products, it is also vegan, formulated without gluten, dermatologist tested and allergy tested.
Step 1: Arbonne Smoothing Facial Cleanser. Youthful-looking skin starts with clean canvas. The rich pearlescent crème formula gently washes away makeup and impurities, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. $40 at arbonne.com
Step 2: Arbonne Regenerating Toner. It just takes a second to set the tone. A quick misting of this pH-balanced, non-drying, alcohol-free gentle mist toner refreshes skin and prepares it for the next step — firming and lifting skin’s appearance. $35 at arbonne.com
Step 3: Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum. It’s called “intensive” because it’s concentrated. The collagen-supporting targeted formula is clinically proven to hold in moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving skin a more lifted, firm, youthful appearance. After 2 weeks, 89% of women in a clinical study had significant improvement in the look of firmness. $55 at arbonne.com
Step 4: Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème. They say it’s all in the eyes, so help diminish the look of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles with this exclusive eye crème. This innovative formula contains botanicals, antioxidants and peptides that work synergistically to address multiple signs of aging around the eyes and support collagen. After 4 weeks, 94% of women in a clinical study had significant improvement in firmness around the eyes. $55 at arbonne.com
Step 5: Arbonne Night Repair Cream. And now, for your beauty sleep. Rich in an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals and collagen-supporting ingredients you’ll wake up to visibly youthful-looking skin. It’s not just in your dreams - This high-potency formula contains algae extract, sea buckthorn oil, marine lavender extract to deliver soft, supple, radiant skin by locking in moisture and infusing it back into the skin tissue to create a more youthful, age-defying glow. $85 at arbonne.com
My thoughts: I received samples of Arbonne's Regenerating Toner and Arbonne's Corrective Eye Creme to review. I love misting my face with the toner right after cleansing. It feels so refreshing, and I can actually feel a tightening/lifting sensation as it absorbs.
The eye creme is amazing, too. It reduces puffiness and really reduces the fine lines around my eyes. I love it!
For more information: http://www.arbonne.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.