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With the spring season right around the corner, there will be trips to plan! There are festivals to attend! I know that Coachella is one of those popular springtime fests! Check out the below Coachella essentials from Sun Bum, Streekers, DDF Skincare and Smashbox.
Yeah, we like to look good, but we really don't like spending too much time worrying about it. So we made Texturizing Sonny's Original Surf Paste, which gives our mops a soft, matte finish for a casual look & feel we like. Do less, live more.
Or try a different look every day with Streekers temporary hair color!
A revolution in temporary hair color,Streekers instantly delivers bold, candy-colored highlights without any fuss or muss. Unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bonds to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed. Streekers is true temporary color that washes out when you want it out.
Don’t skimp on your skincare just because you are traveling! Try DDF Skincare’s Youthful Tranquility kit to keep your skin ready for whatever happens next!
Ideal for Sensitive Skin Types, these gentle yet effective formulas are perfect for those who experience rashes, irritation or any type of redness from using anti-aging skincare products. This set includes our Nourishing Eye Cream, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
Take time to relax after all of the craziness with Smashbox Cosmetics Primer Water.
Set and refresh your makeup and your mood in seconds with new limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water: a 3-in-1 face essential, this hydrating primer preps, sets and refreshes, awakening skin and leaving it glowing and radiant for hours, while unleashing a balancing blend of soothing scents to relax the mind.
Each face mist was co-created with YouTuber and makeup artist Nicol Concilio and is infused with electrolytes to improve makeup application, skin’s hydration and natural radiance. Available in three different limited-edition revitalizing scents formulated to boost your makeup and enhance your aura.
As the weather keeps reminding us, winter is still hanging around. (Dang it!) That’s why we still have to make sure our skin is getting the hydration it desperately needs in the cold weather. My skin is so confused, and it is suffering from dryness.
Check out the below from DDF Skincare, Baby Bum and Smashbox to help keep your skin moisturized until the summer can come again.
Get the ultimate hydration with DDF Skincare’s Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew
An oil, fragrance and dye-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Contains SPF 15 to help protect against UVA UVB sun damage. The formula with humectants, Aloe Vera, Vitamins A, C and E provides comfortable hydration.
Perfect for cracked hands and skin, the Baby Bum Natural Monoi Coconut Balm is not just for babies!
Massage, pamper and soothe dry, sensitive skin with our plant based multi-purpose balm. Inspired by the pacific islander’s coveted coconut oils which are infused with tiare flower petals (monoi) to keep baby’s (and mom’s) skin smooth and moisturized.
Skip a step getting ready with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer
Get primer + moisturizer in 1! Primerizer delivers 24-hour hydration plus powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture. It was created in our L.A. photo studio to instantly increase moisture by 127% & prep skin for makeup in 1 step. This non-greasy, quick-dry formula acts as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation & makes it last.
Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t have date night! Check out these essentials from Smashbox, Sun Bum and Rita Hazan for everything you need for your next night out. I love getting ready and looking extra glamorous for date nights with my hubby!
Kiss-proof lips : Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipstick
This matte liquid lipstick will make you say – Yep! It’s still on! – due to its Advanced Polymer Technology that makes color last up to 8 hours on set. In NEW Metallic shades
Keep your hair smelling like summer : Sun Bum Deep Conditioning Masque
Our most decadent treatment is infused with Amla and Bamboo Extract that helps strengthen your hair, making it resilient and more manageable.
Look like you just stepped out of the salon : Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss
Step 2 in Rita's True Color Revolution, glossing is the salon secret to keep color vibrant and hair as shiny as the day you got it colored. With 5 shades developed by Rita, this in-shower color-saver enhances shine and brilliance with mess-free application.
As the summer starts getting hotter, it is so easy to fall victim to the damage the heat can cause. Make sure you are protecting your skin and hair with these easy tips and tricks from TouchBack, Sun Bum, Smashbox, John Frieda and Sophia Gushee!
Revive your hair color with TouchBack Marker
TouchBack’s mistake-proof marker delivers true, temporary hair color instantly. The pocket-sized marker makes for easy application when you want it, where you want it.
Sooth your skin with Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel
Replenish skin with this tried-and-true classic—a beach bag essential!
Hydrate your face with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
Photo Finish Primer Oil from Smashbox Cosmetics is the first-ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, luxurious oil to create radiant skin that glows on and off camera.
Tame the frizz with John Frieda Satin Finish Straightener
Pin-straight hair has never looked sleeker or felt softer. The revamped, premium flat iron now features generously sized 1 ½” inch plates that allow for quick, easy straightening using an advanced ionic generator.
Ask an Expert: Sophia Gushee, detox and wellness expert
- Minimize your exposure during the sun’s strongest hours (generally 10am to 4pm)
- Wear clothing that guards from the sun, like hats and light, long-sleeved shirts
It’s hard not to love that beginning of summer and those first few trips to the beach. But, sometimes it can be a hassle to actually get there. Want to get that beachy look without having to actually go to the beach? Check out these products from Smashbox, ColorMetrics and John Frieda!
Get at home glow with Smashbox Cosmetics Spotlight Palette
Available in two tones (Pearl and Gold), each palette contains three velvety smooth, blendable highlighters – two shimmer-finish shades and one mega sparkle that dials light all the way up, popping your features.
Give your hair a refreshed, sun kissed shine with TouchBack Color Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner
Temporary hair color for use between permanent colorings for instant color and shine.
Get the perfect beach wave at home with John Frieda Wavy Curls Curling Wand
Enhances manageability and transforms dull, lifeless hair into smooth, sleek strands.
Summer months are finally here – time to head to the beach and start soaking up the sun. But don’t let all of that time outside dry out you skin, hair and body. Smashbox, Sun Bum, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar have all you need to stay perfectly hydrated and happy this summer!
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water
Primer water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture—like a supercharged energy drink for your skin
Sun Bum Beach Formula Deep Conditioning Masque
Specifically formulated to restore essential hydration and enhance overall softness and smoothness to dry, damaged or over-processed hair.
Sophia Gushee, detox and wellness expert and author of A to Z of D-Toxing
“Hard plastic water bottles (#7 plastic) can leach chemicals like BPA into the water you are drinking. Use stainless steel or healthier plastic bottles instead. Don’t reuse the bottles from your grocery store purchases.”
Wink Brow Bar
Looking for a way to keep your brows looking flawless on and off the beach? An eyebrow tint from Wink Brow Bar is the perfect waterproof way to make sure your brows always wow!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it's time we start thinking about the perfect gift for her. Thank god ColorMetrics, Smashbox, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar has us covered with options for any type of Mom out there.
For the busy mom: Get real hair color in one swipe with TouchBack Marker
Unlike mascara, crayons, gels, and powders, TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing. TouchBack bonds to the hair and stays true until shampooed out.
For the healthy mom: Learn how to detox your home (and your life) with A to Z of D-Toxing, written by Sophia Gushee
“I share the lay of the land that I wish I had sooner--a road map of a family's potentially toxic exposures, especially those that are avoidable--so that you can formulate a game plan that suits your family's unique environment, lifestyle, and budget."
For the bold mom:Give her brows that wow at Wink Brow Bar
“Defined brows make you look in control and portray your mental outlook on life. From an aesthetic perspective, they structure your face, so that the eye rests on a person’s upper area, make your jawline lift and cheekbones higher.” – Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar
For the glam mom: Help her get the glow with Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer
This satin-smooth formula illuminates, perfects and enhances radiance while hydrating for better makeup application.
I think it’s safe to say that as the days get colder, our skin is only getting drier. Winter is coming and it’s time to stock up on those hydrating helpers before we go into hibernation. Let Burt’s Bees, Smashbox and Sun Bum help you fight off those harsh winter winds! Please reach out if you are interested in more information!
Burt’s Bees Peach and Willowbark Cleansing Wipes $5.99
These natural, Forest Stewardship Council certified cloths cleanse, gently exfoliate, and tone—all without rinsing.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water $42.00
Cheers to the first and only BB with water-like texture to quench thirsty skin and blur imperfections. Inspired by the glowing look preferred by top photographers, this ultra-hydrating, oil-free formula literally glides onto your face to blend in a snap and move with your skin.
Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balms $3.99
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.
If you’re beach bound for Memorial Day weekend don’t forget to toss these must-have beauty and skincare items in your bag before hitting the sand.
1.Sun Bum Natural Browning Lotion ($15.99, trustthebum.com) – this premium darkening lotion was developed to accelerate the sun’s triggered tanning process in the skin.
2.Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water ($42, smashbox.com) – lightweight foundation with a water-like texture which contains SPF 30.
3.Sun Bum SPF 15 Original Sunscreen Lotion ($9.99, trustthebum.com) – moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching skin withVitamin E. Apply 10 minutes prior to applying Sun Bum Natural Browning Lotion!
4.Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave In ($14.99, trustthebum.com) – controls frizz, prevents split ends, slows color fading and will leave your hair silky-smooth and shiny
5.STREEKERS ($11.95, colormetrics.com) – add some festive color to your hair with these temporary liquid hair color shades. The sponge-tip applicator ensures perfect coverage and control!
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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.
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