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PUR firm CelluFIRM Lotion from PUR attitude uses a triple action technology that stimulates microcirculation to smooth the appearance of the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The result is a firmer, more toned looking body. 88% of customers report a decrease in thigh circumference, firmer looking skin, and visibly reduced dimples with product's use. (Available in 6.6 oz. MSRP $68.00.)
Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and proven, backed by customer testimonials, and follows the brand’s philosophy of Safe Beauty, avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and artificial dyes.
Designed for: Cellulite
- Visibly reduces cellulite
- Firms and tones skin
- Decreases thigh circumference
- Promotes smoother, more radiant looking skin
- Algae contains proteins, Vitamin A, and other beneficial properties for skin such as emollients, soothing agents, and antioxidants.
- Caffeine is an antioxidant-rich property that enhances elasticity, reinforces collagen fibers and reduces fatty deposits.
For more information, please go to www.purattitude.com.
Just in time for Spring, Rimmel London and Sally Hansen are adding fresh new products to their collection! Rimmel London is introducing their amazing and first ever Eye Contouring Palette in three amazing color combinations, allowing you to customize your eye look with an array of amazing shades in any hue that suits you! Sally Hansen is adding 3 beautiful new shades to their much adored Miracle Gel Collection in the most perfect spring hues.
MAGNIF’EYE YOUR EYE-LOOKS
ALL-IN-ONE PALETTE FOR NATURAL TO KNOCK-OUT EYE-LOOKS
Rimmel Introduces New Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette:
12-Pan All-in-One Eyeshadow, Liner & Highlighter Kit
Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro.
Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.
The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.
With three on-trend shade combos to choose from, there’s a kit for every Rimmel girl:
Keep Calm & Wear Gold offers a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define. Ideal for an edgy-elegant daytime eye. Or build-up the drama to create shimmering party looks.
London Nudes Calling spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense.
Grunge Glamour is the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes. Be as subtle or as bold as you dare.
Presented in a chic transparent case, Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette has a contemporary look. The lid is see-through to reveal the full array of shades inside as well as two duo sponge applicators.
Get creative! Design limitless eye-looks to take you from day to night with a single kit, with Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Get the London look.
BOHEMIAN BLOOMS: SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION MIRACLE GEL™ “FESTIVAL FLORAL” COLLECTION
Get festival-ready with these new Miracle Gel™ shades for Spring 2017
Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shade s.
The “Festival Floral” color collection:
Lilac Insomniac (new shade) – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade
Make Me Mauve (new shade) –Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve
Aqua Chakra (new shade) –Get centered in a tempered turquoise
Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone
Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue
Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red
An innovative and award-winning development in nail color, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is a two-step, no light gel manicure system; simply apply two coats of the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so you can get the same volume and high gloss, mirror shine without the use of a UV lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then easily remove with regular nail polish remover – no soaking necessary! Sold in Duo Packs with top coat.
*Product received. Any opinions are my own.
Springtime is definitely a time of renewal. Why not renew and refresh your beauty routine? There is no better season to start fresh to look and feel your absolute best. I want to share with you some of my newest favorite products that I have listed below.
Jurlique Limited Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe Edition ($65; available at Jurlique.com)
Jurlique invites you to celebrate the spirit of renewal this spring by sharing the gift of Roses. Enriched with nourishing Rose Essential Oil and a unique blend of precious Rose extracts, this special edition of our worldwide #1 bestseller is perfect for this season!
- Restores and hydrates skin
- Skin is refreshed, balanced and soothed
- Possesses antioxidant properties
*This product is dermatologist tested and free from PEGs, silicones, and colorants. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The fragrance is made from a 100 percent natural blend of rose extracts.
Jurlique Rose Love Balm ($12 at Jurlique.com)
A natural salve that moisturizes, softens and protects dry or chapped skin. Infused with the natural scent of roses.
Superior skin treatment salve that moisturizes and soothes sensitive, dry or chapped skin on lips, cuticles, elbows or anywhere skin is chafed and irritated.
-Lightly scented with tangerine oil, it protects against moisture loss.
-Provides antioxidant protection.
Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll-On Fragrance Oil ($22 at Jurlique.com)
This signature Jurlique fragrance captures the essence of the world's finest Rose Oils, Shea Butter, and the purity of Jurlique's very own organically grown Rosa Gallica in a sleek, pop-in your purse sized bottle. Alluring, feminine, floral and modern.
Dial Silk & Magnolia Body Wash ($4.97; Available at grocery drug and mass retailers nationwide)
Help your skin feel restored with NEW Dial ® Silk & Magnolia Body Wash.
- Enriched with Silk Protein and Magnolia Blossom
- Advanced moisture-attracting formula for lasting, lightweight hydration
- Clean-rinsing formula provides a luxurious lather for healthier looking skin that feels touchably silky soft
BaBylissPRO Rapido ($199.99)
The lightest, high-performance professional dryer in the world. Incredibly lightweight – at significantly less than 1 lb. – this dryer weighs as little as common, everyday items such as: a can of soda, a mini tablet, or a small deck of cards. With an ultra-light, Ferrari designed MaxLife® Pro Brushless engine, this dryer has increased air power to dry hair faster than high heat alone and works for up to 5,000 hours with exceptional power, performance and quality ~UP TO 50% FASTER DRYING
- Increased air power dries hair faster than high heat alone and delivers unprecedented power and performance. Handcrafted at BaByliss’ own manufacturing facility in Bergamo, Italy.
OVER 50% QUIETER OPERATION
- Removable noise-reducing filter lowers the dryer’s decibel level. For salons: creating a quieter working environment and a better overall salon experience.
UP TO 5,000 HOURS AT FULL POWER
- The MaxLife® PRO brushless motor eliminates parts that wear out over time – delivers up to 5 times longer life than traditional dryer motors.
40% LIGHTER THAN OTHER DRYERS
- The secret is inside – internal construction expertly engineered to significantly reduce dryer weight. Add to that the ultra-light MaxLife® PRO brushless motor to experience the lightest weight, high-performance professional dryer ever made. This dryer is exceptionally comfortable to use.
REDUCED HEAT EXPOSURE/ION GENERATOR FOR HEALTHY-LOOKING HAIR
- True ion generator emits millions of negative ions to eliminate frizz and seal the hair cuticles for shiny, healthy-looking hair. Features the ideal combination of temperature and air performance to respect hair cuticles and natural hydration
DenTek Professional Whitening Polisher ($34.99, Amazon)
- A superior beauty tool that goes beyond brushing, messy/time-consuming strips, and gels to instantly whiten and brighten your teeth
- Clinically whitens teeth in ONE use (less than 3 minutes)
- Removes grime and surface stains
- No peroxide or harsh chemicals – it is no harsher than your toothpaste
DenTek Floss Picks + Case ($1.50 for 2ct and $2.50 for 4ct; Available at Mass Market Retailers)
Perfect for storing the floss picks in your favorite clutch, the DenTek Floss Picks + Travel Case keeps floss picks handy for last minute touch-ups to keep your pearly whites looking perfect for your date! Stow floss picks effortlessly to ensure you keep your mouth healthy and fresh. Choose from blue, pink, purple, orange or green.
Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36 ($30.00 (.98 fl. oz); available at equitance-us.com)
The perfect primer for makeup, this sunscreen filters UV rays and environmental stressors that contribute to hyperpigmentation, photoaging and skin-harm. Enhanced with brightening and moisturizing ingredients, the fast-drying formula primes the skin and performs flawlessly under makeup! Effectively safeguards against UV rays and free radicals.
- Linoleic Acid is extracted from safflower seed oil and purified. We found that linoleic acid’s primary effect helps to significantly minimize the appearance of dark spots. It also promotes the exfoliation of the stored melanin that form dark spots.
- Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative with skin-brightening powers. In liquid topical skin care formulas, vitamin C derivative is more stable, maximizing its beneficial function better than vitamin C itself.
- Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, made from licorice, possesses soothing properties.
- Cherry Blossom Leaf Extract is culled from the Japanese sakura tree and possesses properties that sooth and soften rough skin.
- Shell Ginger Extract is derived from the Japanese alpinia speciosa leaf. Its intense moisturizing properties help brighten the skin.
Layrite Mustache Pomade ($12, at layrite.com) (I do not use this, it is for my husband! Finally a product that makes his bristly mustache feel soft!)
Layrite’s brand new Mustache Pomade is high hold water-based pomade that keeps your mustache tamed and under control for hours – ensuring you look great from morning to night. Its incredible ability to shape and hold can style and set even the toughest handle bar mustache. Additionally, this pomade specially conditions hair leaving your mustache feeling soft and natural – not stiff, dry or waxy.
Layrite Cement Hair Clay, SRP: $19 (4 oz.) at Layrite.com
Layrite Cement Hair Clay is an incredible high hold, water-based styling clay that delivers a clean, matte finish that will last all day. The perfect balance of select polymers and waxes with the lowest oil content combine to act like cement, delivering incredible hold with a natural, low shine finish. Unlike other formulas that can weigh hair down by coating it, this formula binds individual hairs together for extreme hold. Water-soluble so it washes out easily and won’t leave build-up behind! For Women: Also perfect for keeping a ponytail or braid in place, or for taming frizz and flyaways!
*I absolutely love this fabulous hair cement! It is perfect! It holds my hair in place all day with zero flaking, stiffness or stickiness. Plus, it washes out really easily. I sure wish I had this product in my teen years!
BaBylissPRO STEELFXTM FX880 (Available for $199.99 at StyleSource.com)
The BaBylissPRO STEELFXTM FX880 is BaBylissPRO’s fastest with 9000 cuts per minute to effortlessly go through any hair texture no matter how thick without the fear of a blade jamming. All this comes from its hybrid engine that combines the raw power of a pivot motor with the unmatched speed of a magnetic motor.
- 9000 RPM: MDOUBLE THE SPEED*
- o150 snag-free cuts per minute for smoother, seamless fades and faster styling
- Vibration Suppression: HALF THE VIBRATION*
- oPrecision blade movement and balance ensures a quieter and lower vibration
BaBylissPRO Volare X2 (Available for $199.99 at StyleSource.com)
The BaBylissPRO Volare X2 is powered by the legend behind Ferrari and uses an ultra-efficient MaxLife® Pro motor designed and built for BaBylissPRO in collaboration with Ferrari engineers. The precision cutting blade is titanium coated for exceptional performance. Ergonomic design provides a comfortable grip, while the high-gloss finish in Ferrari Red or Black provides the upscale appearance you expect from Ferrari. Cutting positions adjust to 4 different lengths to accommodate a variety of styles.
- Finest professional clipper made
- Ferrari designed engine
- Lithium ion battery with 3-hour cordless run time
- Patented X-Grip blade cuts 2x faster
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. Any opinions are my own.
Simplify your beauty routine for Spring with these new innovative multi-tasking products from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and NYC New York Color—beauty should be easy!
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR INDIVIDUAL EYES SHADOW PALETTE
THINK : All-in-one portable eye palette
WHAT IT IS : An all-in one palette containing a primer, four complimentary shadow shades, a highlighter and a gel liner. Each palette comes with step-by-step instructions for easy application
AVAILABLE SHADES: three shade ranges: (link to all available shades: http://www.newyorkcolor.com/en/makeup/individualeyes-eye-shadow-palette)
The Nudes Collection: soft, warm neutrals available in Beige Nudes, Pink Nudes and Bronze Nudes
The Basics Collection: brown tones for each eye color, including Green Eyes Basics, Blue Eyes Basics and Brown Eyes Basics
The Smokey Eyes Collection: sultry options of Smokey Charcoals and Smokey Violets
WHAT IT COSTS : $4.99
RIMMEL INTRODUCES ITS FIRST SCULPTING & HIGHLIGHTING KIT DESIGNED BY KATE MOSS
THINK: Get Ready For Model-Worthy Contours
WHAT IT IS: Known for her infamous cheekbones and her unique sense of style, Kate Moss has collaborated with Rimmel to create her very own Rimmel Sculpting & Highlighting Kit. Using her expertise in sculpting gained from years of experience Kate has collaborated with Rimmel to design a palette made up of three silky soft pressed powders to highlight, contour and define your face. After all, who better than Kate to create a sensational sculpting must-have?!
Get the gorgeous bone structure you always wanted! Rimmel introduces its first Sculpting & Highlighting Kit designed with Kate Moss - a trio of pressed powder shades to highlight, contour and define. Perfect for every face shape and skin tone, the silky soft powders seamlessly blend with your natural skin tone to create a healthy, radiant, sculpted look.
The easy-to-use kit features:
1. Soft shimmer powder to highlight
2. Matte shading powder to contour
3. Powder blush for definition and color
Use a little colour for a natural, everyday contoured look. Or be bold with a dramatic sculpted look. Each of the powder shades can also be used separately.
Ready to sculpt and contour like a celeb? Get the London look.
AVAILABLE SHADES: #001 Golden Sands – for fair skin, #002 Coral Glow – for fair to medium skin, #003 Golden Bronze – for medium to dark skin
WHAT IT COSTS: $6.47
CREATE ULTRA-CURVACEOUS LASHES IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE WITH NEW 24 HOUR SUPERCURLER MASCARA FROM RIMMEL LONDON
THINK: It’s time to lose your lash curler.
WHAT IT IS: New 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara from Rimmel London is a revolutionary mascara and lash curler in one, giving you dramatic, even curl and volume that lasts all day and all night. No more pulling or tearing at your lashes—with its built-in curling power, the mascara gives lashes a “perm” effect.
The patent-pending formulafeatures a revolutionary polymer, a spherical micro-sponge, and a soft gel. When combined, the breakthrough formula curls, volumizes, and pushes lashes up to a phenomenal90 degrees. Lashes are visibly transformed as soon as you apply, and set to a flawless curl in seconds.
With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into thecontours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara. Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal.
AVAILABLE SHADES : Black, Extreme Black
WHAT IT COSTS: $6.49
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products in exchange for this post.
For the season and beyond into Summer, you need to be thinking….BRIGHT, bright lips, DEWY skin and GLOSSY hair.
LIPS – SMASHBOX BE L EGENDARY LIPSTICK in Legendary for a True Red (Pink tones) and Fireball Matte for an Orange-Red (Olive and darker tones)
Smashbox Lead Pro-Global artists Lori Taylor-Davis schooled me on it!! Her one tip on picking the PERF red lip is, “Choose cooler "true" red tones with a bit of blue if you have pink in your skin or are super fair-skinned. A warmer orange-red tone works best for olive-skinned women.”
My teenage daughters love these beautiful shades! In fact, my daughter Myelie wore the Fireball matte to her Prom last week. It looked so perfect with her dress.
DEWY SKIN – SMASHBOX HALO FOUNDATION AND LUMENE BRIGHT NOW VITAMIN C BB CREAM + BB SERUM
The best thing to make skin glow is to use a dewy foundation/bb cream for lighter coverage and an illuminator, like the Lumene BB Serum! With illuminating LIGHT PIGMENTS it helps to catch light and diffuse dark circles, spots and lines!
I love the Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation for my skin. It keeps my skin glowing and beautiful. In the photo at the bottom of this post, you can see that I am wearing the shade #5. It is the perfect match to my natural skin tone.
SHINY, GLOSSY HAIR – CONAIR INFINITI PRO ARGAN OIL BRUSH with TOUCHBACK SHAMPOO and NIOS SHIELD LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
To get bouncy, shiny, healthy hair, there’s nothing better than ARGAN OIL – which moisturizes without weighing hair down. All of these products are meant to nourish hair from the inside out, with the added bonus of TOUCHBACK SYSTEM, a COLOR DEPOSITING shampoo and conditioner that adds sheen and gloss to hair!
The Touchback System is the absolute perfect product to keep your hair color looking fresh between salon visits. It also enhances your hair's natural color and makes the hair so shiny!
Me and my daughters are being silly in the car!
All products are available EVERYWHERE in drugstores such as CVS
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Here’s a few picks for skin and hair for easy grooming this Spring from Conair, TouchBack and Lumene. (My favorites!)
Effortless Waves – Create gorgeous waves by wrapping hair in this Conair Bun Maker Kit. When you wake up, untie and release while brushing out with a Paddle Brush, spraying in some hairspray for staying power!
Here is a pic of my daughter, Myelie with her messy yet chic bun......and our cat, Luna.)
Vibrant Color – Color your hair before bed and regain that OOMPH your hair has been missing with TouchBack System hair color – super safe and moisturizing for parched hair. Wash in and wash out – by morning you won’t have to worry about streaky, boring hair!
My daughter, Kendallyn had some brassy tones, and after using the TouchBack system, she has restored her beautiful, rich color. (Medium Brown.)
Brighten Skin – There’s nothing better than waking up to gorgeous, bright skin! Pop open a Vitamin C enriched Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drop and then smooth over the NEW Time Freeze Ultra Firm Elixir from Lumene to work on your anti-aging while you sleep!
I am in love with these Lumene products! I use the Time Freeze Ultra Firm Elixir at night. My face looks so radiant and has definitely firmed up! The Bright Now Vitamin C restores that youthful look and helps to get rid of any fine lines. I use it at night as well as in the morning.
Learn more about Lumene products at: http://www.lumene.com/us
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Finally, Spring is here! We are finally able to transition our closets from Winter to Spring, so why not go ahead and transition your skincare! Korres and Lavanila have the perfect collections to prep you for the upcoming season!