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Moroccan Magic 'Smoothest Lip Balm Ever' - Now Available at Walgreens Nationwide
After just one year, Moroccan Magic, the most buzzworthy lip balm of 2018, has gone from startup to elbowing out the competition in national drugstore chains CVS and now at Walgreens. The well rounded lip line which includes balms, salves and scrubs will arrive in Walgreens on September 1st, 2018. Touted as "the best new drugstore lip balm," by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Moroccan Magic is not only poised to be on everyone's lips this winter, it's the only woman & minority owned, cruelty free and USDA organic small brand on shelves.
Founded by Kristina Tsipouras, a 33-year old serial entrepreneur and Massachusetts native who launched her first company at the age of 25, Moroccan Magic claims to be the "smoothest balm ever" thanks to its blend of 100% organic argan + essential oils.
"Essential oils are certainly having a moment right now and I really worked to get these healing oils to combine with organic argan to deliver a balm that feels special the second it's applied. I wanted to bring a more modern, sophisticated lip balm without chemicals to consumers who were evidently ready for something new. This wasn't anything like the other balms that have been on the market for ages," explains Kristina.
The Moroccan Magic line of lip balms are available in Rose, Peppermint Eucalyptus, Lemon Thyme and Coconut Almond. The lip scrub and lip salve are available in Rose and Coconut Almond.. A variety pack of three and a gift satchel with all 5 is also available. With black sleek packaging, logo and font, it's certainly a lip balm that visually speaks to the social media generation.
"I'm so thrilled to see someone like Kristina achieving success in the manner she has so far. She's tenacious. When that girl gets an idea it goes right to execution mode. She's got hustle and she is incredibly committed to mentorship and mobilizing women to get in front of the right people to make their ideas a reality too," says Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle.
Kristina's most recent success is in her brand of beauty products, Moroccan Magic. She and her brands have been featured in USA Today, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and many other high-profile publications.
I am a lip balm addict. I keep them in my purse, on my night stand, and in every jacket pocket I own. My lips get extremely dry and chapped, and there isn't a moment of the day or night that you will find my lips without anything on them. Some lip balms work better than others, and Moroccan Magic is my new favorite! It is definitely the smoothest lip balm I have ever tried. It feels amazing on my lips! The oils sink into my lips and keep them fully hydrated and protected from the elements. I love the all natural ingredients, because my lips are very sensitive to most ingredients that many other brands add to their products. Moroccan Magic is definitely a luxury brand. I plan to give Moroccan Magic lip balms as stocking stuffers to my daughters this Christmas.
For more on the brand please visit www.moroccanmagicbeauty.com
About Moroccan Magic Moroccan Magic is a USDA certified organic lip balm infused with 100% pure argan oil and essential oils to treat lips to an ultra-hydrating formula that locks in moisture and keeps them looking and feeling beautiful. Moroccan Magic's principal and most treasured ingredient, argan oil, is regarded around the world for its intense anti-aging and conditioning properties, and when incorporated into a lip balm, the result is an effective treatment that's quick absorbing and highly moisturizing www.moroccanmagicbeauty.com.
Are you interested in the next big lip trend? Doctor Lip Bang Lip Freak Tints are 100% natural, using a blend of pure essential oils. The ultra buzzing balms provide extreme moisture and protection for your softest, most sensitive skin with a variety of scents and colors.
The new line brings pigment rich, buildable color to Lip Bangs signature lip balm formula. Offering four captivating shades: Nude Attitude, Sweet Villain, Pinky Swear, and Bleeding Heart.
Nude Attitude provides a sheer hue for that natural just-rolled-out-of-bed look. For full, fruity lips that can sweet talk their way out of trouble, check out Sweet Villain for a fun, berry shade. For a deep, romantic look, grab a tube of Bleeding Heart.
Doctor Lip Bang's products are 100% natural, containing zero synthetic chemicals or harsh preservatives. Every balm is made from the highest-grade plant-based extracts and premium beeswax available. Only using the best and healthiest ingredients, Doctor Lip Bang believes that what you put in and on your body should be good for you! Additionally, no product is ever tested on animals.
Make your pout stand out with Doctor Lip Bang! Website: www.lipbang.com
Take care of dry skin, dry lips, dry cuticles with one simple ingredient: oils.
Avon, Rituals, PUR and Lauren B. Beauty have products enriched with good-for-you essential oils to help get you and your skin ready for Spring.
ARGAN, COCONUT AND JOJOBA OILS
NEW! Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara and True Color Nourishing Lipstick ($8, avon.com)
True Color Nourishing Lipstick offers full coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off. True Color Nourishing Mascara makes lashes look longer, feel healthier and conditioned without clumping, smudging or flaking with argan and coconut oils.
SWEET ALMOND, JOJOBA AND ROSEHIP OILS
NEW! Rituals Pure Face Oil ($49, March 13th at rituals.com and Rituals stores in NYC)
This brand new 100% natural face oil contains a nourishing mix of sweet almond oil, pure jojoba oil and restorative rosehip oil. It provides intense moisturization, softens visible lines and improves skin’s elasticity. Apply 3-5 drops to cleansed and dry skin and massage in gently, spreading the oil evenly. The oil can also be used to supplement your day or night care. Mix 2-3 drops of oil in the palm of your hand with your day or night care and then apply to your face.
COCONUT, OLIVE AND SHEA OILS
NEW! PUR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer ($33, purcosmetics.com)
Moisturize, color balance, prime and illuminate the skin in one step. This unique primer with prismatic blurring micro-pearls helps to color correct while age-defying skin care ingredients nourishes the skin and a vitamin-rich Energy Complex with moisturizing agave and essential fatty acids prep the skin for makeup application. Loaded with essential oils like Coconut, Olive, and Shea a drop of this into your foundation will result in a dewy yet shine-free finish that boosts radiance and masks imperfections for a picture-perfect complexion.
12 PURE PLANT, NUT AND FLOWER OILS
Lauren B. Beauty Cuticle Oil ($20, laurenbbeauty.com)
Massage in this luxuriously light oil at the start of your manicure, or anytime your cuticles need a little extra moisture. Custom-blended from 12 pure plant, nut and flower oils, it’s packed with amino acids to promote healing, and comes with a little brush so you can take as little or as much as you need – no mess
*Products received. All opinions are my own.
The memories are vivid. I can still feel the dampness of the fog as it settled all around me. I shivered while waiting for the bus in the dark. My knees trembled from cold, my lips getting severely chapped by the howling October wind. I despised school anyway, and mornings like this just made it worse. Licking my lips left them cracked and bleeding. The only thing that could make my morning better was tucked away in my purse: my trusty tube of Carmex® Lip Balm.
Of course, this unpleasant memory that is seared into my mind is of the two things I hated most in life, school and chapped lips.Thankfully, Carmex saved my lips and made them kissably soft in no time. (That was a very good thing because I liked to kiss boys a lot back then.)
Many moons later, I still trust Carmex to protect my lips. I keep a tube (or twelve) on my nightstand. I religiously apply it before bed. I keep a tube in my purse, in my makeup bag and in all of my coat pockets. You will never find me without my Carmex.
Guess what's in my purse?
My favorite Carmex product is their new Carmex Comfort Care™ Lip Balm
Comfort Care is made from a natural blend of soothing colloidal oatmeal, fruit seed oil and delightful flavors that help restore moisture for smoother, healthier, naturally beautiful lips. It comes in watermelon, mixed berry, and sugarplum. These balms really hydrate my lips and the flavors are great.
I have always enjoyed the Classic Lip Balms as well. There is nothing quite as soothing as Carmex's medicated, cooling formulas that work deep down to protect and heal dry, chapped lips. These classic balms come in tubes, jars and sticks.
Another one of Carmex's products that I cannot go without is their Fast-Acting Cold Sore Treatment. I make sure I always have it on hand for myself and my family because cold sores are nasty, painful and can happen any time, especially as the weather gets colder. It is very soothing and helps the sores to heal quickly.
For more information go to: https://www.mycarmex.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Searching for the right products to create the perfect summer beauty routine? Look no further! These products from Philip B, Molton Brown, Avon Skincare, Lauren B Beauty, and Rimmel London are just what you need to establish a beauty routine you’ll use for years!
Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo ($30) brings moisture to your hair and protects it from the summer heat!
Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood and Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea Body Lotion ($42 each) are the ultimate luxurious body lotions and are perfect for locking in moisture and softness.
Avon Overnight Hydrating Facial Mask ($30) makes you feel like your skin is drinking water from a fountain!
Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm ($30) restores parched cuticles and brings them back to their prime.
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Color ($6.79) moisturizes your lips while providing a bold pop of color.
*Products received. All opinions are my own.
Just in time for summer, NYC New York Color has launched the perfect Lip Balm! I am loving the beautiful shades for that perfect pop of color, plus no more dry, chapped lips. This is the perfect lightweight product to get your lips ready for the hot summer months!
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR SHOW TIME LIP BALM
The NYC Show Time Lip Balm is caring, yet oh-so trendy. It works to keep you super moisturized and includes Vitamin C. Care for your lips but with style!
Provides sheer color and care while helping minimizing lip chapping and cracking by providing immediate moisture
- Available in Cool Nude, Trendy Peach, Popular Pink, Fashionable Fucshia, In Vogue Red and Modern Coral
- Retails for $1.99
For more information go to: http://www.newyorkcolor.com/us
*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.
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Disclaimer: I received product samples to facilitate this post.
The sun is setting later, the flowers blooming and the birds singing. Outside is filled with the delightful fresh air of new beginnings – but what about inside your cosmetics bag?
If you’re still using your holiday themed body wash Molton Brown is here to help with its newly launched Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise body wash – an instant refresh to your shower routine. Post-rinse and you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a field of wildflowers.
If you still have dry lips from the heavy and dark lipsticks of winters past use Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms to help you spring forward into the new season. Moisturizing with just a hint of color, they are available in 6 season appropriate floral shades.
Fragrances need a refresh? Try Krigler’s Emeraude Noire 77. In the late 70’s this scent was known as the fragrance for the Parisians – And the only thing better than actually being in Paris during the spring, is smelling like you’ve just returned.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products. Any opinions are mine.
Valentine’s Day is a time for red roses, romantic dinners and spending the evening with the one you love. With love in the air, there is sure to be some lip locking involved – and with the holiday right around the corner, it’s time to treat your lips to a little pampering and rejuvenation with Carmex® Lip Balm. Follow these five tips to have healthy, beautiful lips just in time for the big day, provided by Carmex®Lip Balm and NYC Dermatologist, Neil Sadick, M.D.
1. Exfoliate: Lips tend to become drier faster than other parts of the body, leaving them looking and feeling chapped or flaky. According to Dr. Sadick, the skin on your lips tends to become drier faster than other parts of your body, because the surface skin on your lips is thinner. So, be sure to use a mild exfoliant to slough off any dead skin on the lips and uncover smooth, healthy lips.
2. Moisturize: Apply Carmex® Lip Balm ($1.49) at least two or three times a day to ensure lips are continuously moisturized. It’s important to remember to re-apply after eating or drinking. Available in a variety of forms and flavors, Carmex® Lip Balm contains lanolin, which works with skin’s natural moisture defenses, and petrolatum, which soothes and hydrates dry lips.
3. Protect: Just like the rest of your body, your lips need protection from the sun in order to maintain their overall health and appearance. When heading outdoors, applyCarmex® Lip Balm SPF 15 Click Sticks ($1.49) throughout the day. This lip balm was awarded the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation and provides broad spectrum SPF 15 sun protection against UVA and UVB rays.
4. Hydrate: Staying hydrated is a great way to overcome chapping and dryness. Dr. Sadick recommends drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily to get fuller, more hydrated lips. He also cautions that licking one’s lips can be a habit that’s hard to break and may lead to further dehydration. When you have the urge to lick, apply lip balm instead, he offers.
5. If symptoms worsen, consult your physician.
Now, with Carmex® Lip Balm, there’s no excuse not to pucker up and give your Valentine a smooch! I keep mine by my bedside and apply it right before bed each night. I love Carmex! Carmex® Lip Balm may be found at retailers nationwide.
About Carmex®and Carma Laboratories, Inc:
For more than 79 years, Franklin, Wisconsin-based Carma Laboratories, Inc., has manufactured Carmex® brand lip balms. Carma Laboratories, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, the inventor of Carmex® lip balm. Today, the company continues to produce its original lip care formula in its trademark jars, and has expanded the line to include flavored lip balms, ultra hydrating lip care formulas and soothing skin care products. The carefully crafted lip balm has been #1 pharmacist-recommended for 17 years in a row.
For more information, please visit: www.mycarmex.com.
Disclaimer: I received product samples to review. All opinions are my own.