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SOFT SKIN ALL WINTER LONG
Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.
FOR THE BODY:
The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream
$33, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
This rich, velvety whipped body cream will deeply nourish your skin. Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica combined with the sweet fragrance of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk, will strengthen your skin, leaving it revitalized and silky soft.
Rituals Heavenly Hammam Bath Oil
$19, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
Treat yourself to a relaxing, hot bath after a cold winter day. This calming bath oil is rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil that will relax your body and purify the soul. It will soften and hydrate long after you dry off.
FOR THE FACE:
PUR Blue Agave Mask
Keep your face energized and hydrated with PUR’s Blue Agave Mask. Full of Green Tea, Ginseng and Vitamin B, this turquoise peel-off mask helps stimulate the skin’s metabolism for a look of plumper and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.
FOR THE HANDS:
The Ritual of Dao Night Balm
$17, rituals.com and Rituals in Stores in NYC
Get your hands the beauty sleep they deserve. The new night balm contains Shea Butter and Yi-Yi Ren to transform your skin by the time you wake up, leaving them soft and ready to take on the day.
FOR THE LIPS:
PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick
Dump those dry matte lipsticks. PUR’s new Velvet Liquid Lipsticks provide lavish lip color in an innovative mousse texture and coats lips with a smooth flawless finish. The formula doesn’t flake or dry lips, keeping your lips soft and kissable through the winter.
*Product en route. All opinions are my own.
As much as I love Summer and hate to see it end, I do love to get a head start on Fall beauty trends! Here are some of my favorite discoveries from Jane Iredale, plus some unusual ones (see the black brow trend below......I probably won't be trying that one anytime soon!)
FALL ‘16 BEAUTY TRENDS
GLOSSY LIDS : Achieve this ultra-wet eye look with jane iredele Smooth Affair for Eyes, $32. Contains a blend of coco glycerides and mineral powders that create lustrous colors which give a dewy finish.
Peter Pilotto, Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Smooth Affair for Eyes, $32
VELVET LIPS : Deep, velvet lips will give instant allure this fall/winter. Achieve this look with a nourishing, classic red lip like jane iredale’s newest shade PureMoist Lipstick in Cindy.
Mary Katranzou,Fall/Winter 2016-2017
PureMoist Lipstick in Cindy, $25
BLACK BROWS : The fall season seems to always bring bolder, darker brows. The key to pulling this trend off is a strong, brow pencil that stays all day. Try jane iredele Retractable Brow Pencil which comes in long wearing shades.
Hood By Air, Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Retractable Brow Pencil, $20
And here is a photo of me that I took this morning after I received samples of these Jane Iredale products in the mail.
In this photo, I am wearing the gorgeous lip color, "Cindy" which is such a beautiful color! I softened it with a soft pink gloss over the top and I love it! (I would also wear it bold for an evening look.) The lipstick itself is very moisturizing. I have worn it all day long and it has stayed bright and lovely. I am also wearing Jane Iredale's Retractable Brow Pencil in Brunette.
For more information go to : https://janeiredale.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Fall is in the air! Although I will miss summer, I am excited for the gorgeous new looks I can create for this new season with the help of Mineral Fusion.
Mineral Fusion is a company that stands for quality mineral makeup & skin care, quality ingredients, and quality of life.
I received samples of Pure Minerals products to review. I love them all! I am one lucky girl. I was sent the products below.
Mineral Fusion Fortifying Shampoo & Conditioner
Everyday shampoo smells so amazing and makes my healthier-looking, shiny and soft. With a unique blend of essential minerals, it helps strengthen my hair. Mineral-rich clay gently cleanses and clarifies while hydrating Aloe and Vitamin E protect against breakage and damage. The Everyday conditioner also smells fantastic and makes my hair perfectly hydrated, silky and manageable.
Creamy Brightening Cleanser
Volcanic Stone gently polishes and cleanses skin to uncover improved texture and radiance. It contains naturally brightening antioxidants – Vitamin C, Green Tea, and Orange Oil to help restore even tone and boost skin's natural radiance. It also softens and soothes my skin with Shea Butter and nutrient-replenishing mineral water. This brightening cleanser contains aloe and rosemary leaf oil to soothe sensitive skin. My skin really glows after I use this amazing cleanser, and it allows my skin care serums and lotions to better absorb, since I have removed all of that dead layer of skin cells.
Mineral Fusion Liquid Concealer
This light-reflecting mineral pigments brighten skin and conceal hyperpigmentation. I use this amazing concealer under my eyes when I have dark circles, and I instantly look awake and well-rested.
Eye Shadow Trio in Fragile and Stunning
Look at these gorgeous shades! These colors really compliment my eyes and are perfect for Fall!
Cheek Blush in Creation
This blush is positively beautiful on me and has such a nice airy texture. It blends perfectly onto my skin and looks really natural.
Feeling pretty, thanks to Mineral Fusion
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Mineral Fusion is the #1 natural cosmetic brand proudly offering a smarter makeup that instantly improves your complexion while nourishing the skin, all while being appropriate for even the most sensitive skin types.
Mineral Fusion also offers a wide range of nail polish, hair care, body lotions, and skin care - each formulated to deliver the uniquely beneficial power of minerals. All of their products are made in the USA and many of them are still handmade.
Their goal is to leave skin and hair in better condition than they found it. This includes selecting effective natural ingredients, as well as making their products free of gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, SLS, and phthalates. They NEVER conduct animal testing, and are committed to sustainability and utilize wind power, soy inks, packaging from recycled materials and packaging that is recyclable.
I absolutely love Mineral Fusion. I was sent some of their most amazing products to review.
My beauty routine begins with cleansing. I use Mineral Fusion's Ultimate Moisture Face Cleanser to remove old makeup, dirt and other impurities, leaving my skin refreshed and clean. It is the perfect formula for all skin types. My teenage daughters love it, too.
I wear foundation every single day to even out my skin tone and to cover up imperfections. I love Mineral Fusion's Pressed Powder Mineral Foundation. It is lightweight and leaves a smooth matte finish. It perfectly blends into my skin and leaves my complexion looking flawless.
To set my foundation and to keep shine at bay all day long, (especially on these hot, humid summer days) I use Mineral Fusion's Setting Powder. I apply it throughout the day to combat shine and to freshen my look. It is made with Kaolin Clay which absorb exess oil, giving me a matte look.
For a beautiful, natural sun-kissed look and a lovely pop of color, I love Mineral Fusion's Blush/Bronzer Duo. I use the bronzer all over my face and neck for some summertime color, and then I use the pretty blush on my cheeks.
One of the must-have products that I am loving for summertime this year is Mineral Fusion's 3-in-1 Mineral Color Stick. It is the perfect compliment to your tan! Just a swipe on the lips, across your cheeks and on your eyelids and you will look fresh and pretty without any effort. I love it!
For long, lush and beautiful lashes, I love Mineral Fusion's Volumizing Mineral Mascara. Just one coat of this luxurious formula makes my lashes look thick, full and gorgeous.
Mineral Fusion makes it easy to pull yourself together and look glamorous without any effort at all. I love Mineral Fusion for their high quality products, and especially since they are dedicated to making cosmetics, skin care, body care and hair care healthy and effective while contributing to the well-being of our community.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
WHAT: Whole Foods Market in Portland will be hosting a Mineral Fusion Road Show while offering customers 40% off of all Mineral Fusion Products including skin, hair, body, nail care and cosmetics. Enjoy complimentary makeup applications from passionate and experienced makeup artists in the natural cosmetics industry while exploring all that Mineral Fusion has to offer.
WHO: Based in Denver, CO., Mineral Fusion™ launched in 2006, and has since then become the leading natural cosmetics and personal care brand. Its innovative collection of antioxidant-enhanced, mineral-rich cosmetics, hair care, body care, skincare, and most recently, nail-care products are infused with active ingredients that deliver wide-ranging benefits of minerals to revitalize, nourish and protect. All of the products within the Mineral Fusion portfolio are safe for all skin types, eco-friendly and free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, 100% Vegetarian, and most are 100% Vegan.
WHEN: Friday, May 8th – Sunday, May 25th
WHERE: Whole Foods Market at Hollywood
4301 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
I love Mineral Fusion! I am so excited for this!
Disclaimer: I received product in compensation for this post.