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I love learning about skin care companies that I hadn't heard of before. I was recently browsing online for lash enhancing serums, and I discovered Luma By Laura. I was given the chance to review a few of their products, which are perfect for re-vamping your summertime beauty routine.
First, there is LumaLash – Rapid Eyelash Growth Serum with Red Grape Peptide for Longer Looking Lashes & Brows. I am always on the lookout for a lash growth serum that isn't too expensive, and really works!
POWERFUL PEPTIDE GROWTH SERUM - Stem cell complex that acts as a growth serum, making your eyelashes appear longer and thicker.
- STRENGTHENS YOUR LASHES - This Innovative Formula nourishes skin at the base while moisturizing and conditioning each strand, which helps reduce breakage and encourages a look of longer and plumper lashes.
- ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT FOR WEAK AND SPARSE LASHES - this formula harnesses the power of stem cells derived from the skin of red grapes, which provide strong antioxidant benefits.
- WORKS AS A MOISTURIZER - Just as hair needs a conditioner, so do lashes. Glycerin, a humectant, ensures that the delicate lash area is deeply hydrated, and also works to prevent any valuable moisture from escaping.
I have been using my Rapid Eyelash Growth Serum for about six weeks now, and have noticed that my lashes are fuller. I can't wait to see them grow! For now, they are definitely more lush.
With the weather getting warmer, my skin has been getting quite greasy! I had been getting rather large zits on my chin, and I hate that! I needed something to help reduce the oiliness and to keep my pores clear. LumaMask – Therapeutic Zinc & Sulfur Mask With Salicylic Acid to Deep Clean Pores for Blackhead Removal does the following:
- BEST BLACKHEAD REMOVER - Contains a combination of therapeutic bentonite clay (acts as a dirt magnet), salicylic acid and sulfur which remove dirt, toxins and impurities from your facial pores.
- FIGHTS AWAY BLEMISHES - LumaMask's effective clay based formula targets blemishes so that you enjoy fresh, soft and glowing skin after just a single use!
- REDUCES SWELLING & REDNESS - Uses the natural healing properties of zinc oxide to help calm, soothe and reduce the appearance of redness on sensitive skin types.
- EXFOLIATES DEAD SKIN - Our formula uses salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) to help dissolve impactions. It reduces the appearance of impactions and large pores by exfoliating and releasing impurites.
- REMOVES OIL & IMPURITIES FROM YOUR SKIN - Uses zinc oxide to absorb excess oil and reduces sebum buildup within the follicles.
I use this amazing mask once each week. I simply smooth a thin layer over my clean skin, avoiding my eye area. I leave on my face for 10-15 minutes and remove it with a damp wash cloth. My skin is left feeling fresh, clean and oil free. I haven't seen any zits since I have started using this product.
Another really fun, and perfect for summer beauty staple that I have been enjoying is TempiTats Temporary Tattoos. they are just a fun and non-committed way to express yourself!
The idea for TempiTats started in the spring of 2015 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Co-Founder, Erica Meyer, noticed the lack of design selections of metallic temporary tattoos her fellow music festival-goers were wearing.
After searching online, she was unhappy with how expensive and limiting the selections of these jewelry-inspired metallic tattoos were and decided to create her own designs that were not only unique and beautiful but also affordable. From this, TempiTats was born.
Erica, the creative mind behind TempiTats, is hard at work coming up with unique designs that continue to appeal to anyone and for any occasion. TempiTats now has hundreds of designs in gold, silver, black, turquoise, and so many other colors! She's enlisted the help of her fiancé Dave who is the marketing guru and responsible for running the business.
I received samples of TempiTats to review, and tried out several gorgeous designs on different parts of my body, and asked my husband what he thought. Part of him thought it was sexy, the other part of him thought it was funny. I guess I am just a little old for these types of things. I could see wearing one to a fun-outdoor festival, to add a touch of uniqueness to your summer style.
I gave a few of them to my twenty-one year old daughter, and she plans to sport her favorite designs when the weather gets a little warmer where she lives in Utah.
To learn more about TempiTats, go to: https://tempitats.com
The sun is finally out! Sandal season is here! I went browsing online to try to find fashionable footwear for this warmer weather, and I discovered Plaka Sandals. I knew that I had to have them!
Plaka sandals are everything I was looking for in a sandal, and much more. I fell in love with them because of their unique and fashionable styles. I love them all, and I could not decide on just one pair. I decided to go with three different styles, and three different colors. I could not believe that they were so affordable!
When I received my Plaka Sandals, I was impressed that each pair came in its own little draw-string bag. I tried on each pair, and was even more in love with them. They are even prettier in person! Each pair of my Plaka Sandals is intricately and uniquely made with high quality materials. After wearing them around, I discovered how comfortable they are. I have no doubt that these gorgeous sandals will be my best friend on many of my upcoming summertime adventures.
Below are the styles I have chosen. (Please excuse my not-so-beautiful feet. But then again, Plaka Sandals do add of touch of elegance to them!)
This style is the Palm Leaf- classic black style. Look how gorgeous they are! They go perfectly with jeans, shorts, or even a dress! They are so comfortable.
This pair of flip flops is the Oceanside- Turquoise-gray Aren't they stunning? These will also go with just about anything. They are so pretty, and definitely eye catching!
These are the Plaka Flat Gladiator in taupe. I love them! There are several ways that I can lace these sandals up for different looks. These are a lot of fun.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a pair of Plaka Sandals of their choice! (Up to $50 value.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information, or to place an order, visit: https://plaka-sandals.com/
Summer is on its way! It is time to get stocked up on all of your favorite summertime styles from Shinesty. I am crazy about Shinesty because they sell the quirkiest, yet coolest clothing and accessories ever! Their sense of humor is dry, just like my own.
Shinesty has curated the wildest beach & spring break party suits, funny bathing suits and trunks, 90s sunglasses, printed short sleeve button-ups and suits, Hawaiian shirts, and other identity-disguising clothing so you'll have the greatest mug-shot ever taken on your vacations- or STAY cations. Who cares, at least you will look cool.
I have chosen my FAVORITE pieces from this collection, and I am doing my best to portray them below. (My models had crappy cameras!) I will never hire them again! I will just be MY OWN MODEL, and show my OWN lumpy butt next time. But then again, MY camera isn't much better....but here goes:
Look at this adorable Tropical Flamingo wrap dress! My modeling pictures do not do it justice! It is so cute and comfortable!
Here is how Shinesty describes this fabulous dress:
Shinesty named this tropical pink flamingo dress the Flamingal because, well, it's a flamingo wrap dress for gals. Their inspiration for the design, however, was much more thought out. Although this tropical dress fits equally as well at any Miami club as it does on daybreak bender, it was designed for 3 specific reasons:
1. Flamingos are the international sign of swingers.(I am definitely NOT a swinger, however!)
2. Flamingos make excellent lawn ornaments, so nobody will bug you when you pass out on the lawn.
3. Flamingos only mate after 5:00 pm, the international time for drinking. So whether your bumping uglies or boozing, you'll instinctually fit in.
(sources not sited as statistics are not based in fact)
Here are a few more pics of me wearing this fun summery frock:
(I hated my hair that day, and I never seem to take very good selfies. But at least it was sunny outside, which is rare for Oregon in April!)
(My poor little twelve year-old son was bribed to take these pictures. He did the best he could. Thank you, Braxton!)
And look at these His & Hers swim suits! Does it remind you of anything in particular? I am smitten by this Dixie Cup swim wear! It is right up my alley!
I had asked my my daughter and son-in-law to model these hilariously classic swim suits, because I thought my body wasn't in shape enough, but Myelie took these crappy pictures with a dirty bathroom mirror. Next time, I will model the suit myself! (But then again, my bathroom mirror isn't much cleaner!)
Imagine all of the inquisitive looks and stares you will get when you arrive at a public swimming pool donning this duo! People will be thinking, "Hmmm, where have I seen THAT design before?" I can only imagine what a conversation starter the Dixie Cup swimsuit and trunks will be! I am jealous now, because I wanted that attention for myself! Just kidding! I HAD to share with my daughter and her husband because my girl fell in love with this quirky swim wear. (She shares my sense of humor!) Plus, her bum is perkier than mine, so it's all good!
Here is how Shinesty describes the Dixie Cup swimwear duo: (Not my words, haha.)
Bottom line, these swim trunks and one piece are nostalgic as shit. They carry the type of nostalgia AOL and Ask Jeeves are jealous of. They're made with a decade of bowl cuts, Tamagotchi pets, and Skip-Its.
We introduce to you the most notorious print design from the 90s for your nuts and girl bums. If Instagram celebrity and serial copy-paster Fuck Jerry can make a quick buck off this design, we will too.
Check out all of Shinesty's new summer styles here! And don't forget to enter the giveaway below, where you will get the chance to win the swimwear of your choice from Shinesty. (Up to a $100 value!)
Enter to win! One winner will receive the swimwear of their choice from Shinesty. (Up to a $100 value.)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win!
For more information, or to check out the rest of Shinesty's fun styles, visit: https://www.shinesty.com