Back To School Hair Care with Macadamia Professionals and Color Proof

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Back To School is just around the corner and girls everywhere are looking for the best products to tame their mane and make them look their best.  No matter what your hair color is, or what your hair’s texture is, thanks to Color Proof and Macadamia Professionals you’ve got options!

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The Macadamia Professionals Weightless Moisture collection has done wonders for my hair!  The way all of the products work together harmoniously is truly genius and you won’t be sorry you tried the Weightless Moisture collection.

The Weightless Moisture Sampoo is a volume-boosting product designed to cleanse fine, thinning, or limp hair without weighing it down.  It features our exclusive Pro Oil Complex with Macadamia and Argan Oils that instantly revives, strengthens and rejuvenates hair, while lightweight Avocado and Walnut Oils provide moisture and nutrients.

BENEFITS:

  • Boosts lift, body, and volume
  • Deeply moisturizes and strengthens
  • Helps prevent color fade

After using the Weightless Moisture Shampoo, you’ll absolutely want to follow up with the Weightless Moisture Conditioner.  This conditioner is an ultra-lightweight formula that won’t weigh down finer hair textures, allowing for more lift, body and volume.  It contains the exclusive Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils to help strengthen and repair while lightweight Avocado and Walnut Oils nourish and hydrate.  A combination of Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E helps promote tensile strength.  With continued usage, the Weightless Moisture Conditioner helps prevent breakage in even the finest hair textures.

BENEFITS:

  • Detangles, replenishes and strengthens
  • Provides lightweight hydration
  • Helps prevent breakage

If your hair needs a little extra conditioning like mine, after you towel dry your hair add in the Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist for an extra softness boost.  The Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist is a unique product for those baby fine textures that avoid a traditional conditioner due to fear of weigh down.  This leave in mist alternative is infused with the exclusive Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils to help strengthen and repair.  Collagen, Silk Amino Acids, and Quinoa strengthen and improve tensile strength of even the most delicate textures.

BENEFITS:

  • Conditions, detangles and protects
  • Provides lightweight, hydration
  • Helps prevent breakage

 

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After spending the summer in the pool, my little blondie needed some extra TLC with her locks.  Color Proof’s Signature Blonde collection is the perfect thing for restoring the blonde and making it shine and shimmer.

The Signature Blonde Shampoo is great at cleansing and stripping away unwanted particles.  Now you can illuminate, brighten and replenish blonde, bleached or silver color-treated hair.  This next generation, sulfate-free revitalizing shampoo featuring pure violet pigment instantly cancels brassy and yellow tones while providing exceptionally gentle cleansing to brighten, maintain and protect your signature blonde shade.

BENEFITS:

  • Pure violet pigment instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones
  • Brightens, illuminates and adds luminous, glossy shine
  • Dramatically increases tensile strength and elasticity while nourishing and smoothing
  • Provides unsurpassed color and heat protection up to 450°

Every great head of hair needs a great conditioner and you’ll want to follow up the Signature Blonde Shampoo with the Signature Blonde Conditioner.  This conditioner will help you restore your signature shade while nourishing hair from the inside out.  This ultra-rich violet conditioner instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones while brightening your blonde.  Optimum levels of protein-rich Keravis™ and soy protein propelled by Nanotechnology to penetrate deep within, restore diminished tensile strength and lost elasticity caused by coloring and bleaching.  Revitalize, illuminate and radically repair your locks to brilliant blonde.

BENEFITS:

  • Dramatically improves hair condition and reverses damage caused by coloring and bleaching
  • Instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones
  • Brightens, illuminates and adds luminous, glossy shine
  • Significantly increases tensile strength and elasticity while nourishing and smoothing
  • Provides unsurpassed color and heat protection up to 450°

No matter what your hair needs are, Macadamia Professionals and Color Proof have got you covered.  Check out everything they have to offer so you can find the products that are just right for you.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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Super Cute Mommy And Me Summer Manicures With Sally Hansen

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If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, it’s probably pretty obvious that I am totally nail polish obsessed.  This summer is the perfect time to get your nails looking fabulous (like mine) at unbeatable prices with incredible quality to boot.  Sally Hansen is available at almost everywhere you already shop, so pick up your favorite colors and have fun expressing yourself this summer.

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My 5 year old daughter is a carbon copy of me and has quickly picked up the love for everything nail polish and loves it even more when we have matching manicures.  If you have ever even been around a 5 year old girl, you’ll know that they aren’t great at sitting still.  My daughter loves sitting for me to do her nails, but getting her to sit still long enough to let the nail polish dry is absolutely impossible.  Within 10 minutes her manicure gets ruined and it was just a big fat waste of time.  I picked some matching colors from both the Miracle Gel and Insta-Dri lines so in about a minute my little girl is ready to go and our “matchy” nails stay looking fabulous.

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What could be cuter than a matching mommy and me manicure this summer?  Thanks to Sally Hansen and the wide variety of colors, you and your little girl can customize your looks to your own personal styles.  I absolutely love the look we came up with and 7 days later our nails are still looking just as fabulous as day one.

Head to your local retailers to pick up some Sally Hansen polish that best suits you and get summer ready today!  (If you’re looking to purchase the colors we used, the Miracle Gel colors are Sugar Fix, Street Flair, and Shock Wave.  The Insta-Dri colors are Set Sail, Lively Lilac, and Pink Blink.)

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Get Your Nails Summer-Ready with Sinful Colors

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Summer is the time of year where we see swimsuits, flip flops, and fabulous manicures everywhere we go.  This summer Sinful Colors is making it a little bit easier for you to get your best look yet on a budget that can’t be beat.  The even better news is that Sinful Colors is available at TONS of retailers nationwide so you can find them just about anywhere you shop.

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I was super excited when I got the chance to try out some of the new Sinful Colors additions and create some fun manicures with them.  Aren’t they all just beautiful?  With 25 years of experience, Sinful Colors cosmetics brand has been the go-to for color enthusiasts, like myself, who rely on color as a means of self expression and this year will be no different.

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For this look I used #1501 Rose Dust and #5164 Starfish to create a light look for fun floral outfits.  Rose Dust is a beautiful dusty rose color while Starfish is a delightful mauve-meets-pink shade.  The combination of both in one manicure is a beautiful finish that you’ll love wearing out on the town.

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This is one of my favorite looks!  It pairs well with so many looks and offers a glittery eye-catching appeal.  Both #920 24/7 and #830 Pinky Glitter look fabulous together!

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This is my absolute favorite look that I created with my new Sinful Colors collection!  The contrasting colors make for a look that you’ll just adore.  With Mint2BCool and #313 Pink Forever leading the way all you need is a little pop of #1103 Island Coral to make a big statement.

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If you have dotting tools, this look is super easy to achieve in no time at all.  Lay down a base of #376 Glass Pink and add in various size dots of #152 Cream Pink and #952 Hazard.  Just a few simple steps to a manicure that you’re ready to go out and rock.

The colors and collections from Sinful Colors are virtually endless so go ahead and let your freak flag fly…create looks that are as bold and daring as you are this summer!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stunning Summer Beauty Essentials From Models Own

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I’ve recently found Models Own products, and I am absolutely in love with everything I have tried so far.  If you haven’t heard of them, Models Own is a fashion and trend color accessory brand with cosmetics and make-up for every part of you that you can think of.  You can pamper your eyes, lips, nails and face including eyeshadow, powder eyeshadow, eyeshadow brushes, kohl eyeliner pencils, shimmer eyeliner pencils, neon khol pencils, glitter liquid eyeliner, lipgloss, lip and cheek blush.  Also available are fabulous colors of nail polish, glitter nail polish, cream nail polish, pearl nail polish, nail polish sets, glitter nail polish sets, neon nail polish sets, pastel nail polish sets, French manicure nail polish sets, and nail files.

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I was super excited to see these palettes in my shipment from Model’s Own.  They Vintage Rose is my absolute favorite!

The Sculpt & Glow Contour Palette helps you get your game face on.  This all-in-one contour palette that suits all skin tones. With blusher, highlighter and bronzer that can be blended for sculpting perfection, this is all you need to face the world.  Go out and be beautiful!

I really love this Sculpt & Glow Highlighting Palette!  Lighten up your look with this highlighter palette that totally lifts your look.  This mix of three shimmer colors smooths onto your skin for the girl who loves the limelight…and let’s be honest…what girl doesn’t?

Oh my goodness…isn’t the Vintage Rose Eyeshadow Palette just beautiful?  This rockstar eyeshadow palette is great for looking fabulous in no time at all.  With 10 beautiful shades to choose from you can customize your look over and over with one great product.

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Every girl needs a few great beauty staples and Model’s Own has some great products that you just won’t be able to live without.

I love a great eyeliner and the I-Definer Felt Tip Ink Eyeliner is out of this world!  Get dramatic with this intense defining felt tip ink liner for eyes that truly make an impact. Slick across eyelids and finish with a flick.

A quality primer is key to getting a great finished look and the Face Base Mattifying Primer is sheer perfection in a tube.  It’s all about the base with this mattifying primer that works to reduce shine for oily skin.  Apply using your fingertips for a truly enhanced base and flawless makeup all day long.

Your eyeshadow needs a great base and Model’s Own has got you covered there too.  The Eye Base Eyeshadow Primer & Matte is the best eyeshadow primer I’ve ever used.  It works flawlessly without feeling cakey and thick.  Create the perfect base for eye shadow with this smooth, long-lasting matte cream eye primer.  Apply with fingertips for a flawless, natural finish that’s all about the base.

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Let’s not forget those lips to top off a great summer look.  Model’s Own has lots of great options for those of you that love a perfect pout.

The Jumbo Stick Matte Lipstick is a great summer essential to toss in your bag and go.  Turn up the volume with this matte jumbo stick.  Apply this highly-pigmented crayon directly to lips for a pout that truly shouts.

Isn’t the Luxestick just divine?  Get lippy with this luxe, creamy matte, high-color lipstick.  Apply with a precision lip brush for a pout that’s provocative perfection.  I’ve never used a matte formula so creamy and delightful…I think I’m in love!

Ooh la la…look at that Lip Gunk!  Power to the pout with this highly-pigmented gloss lip gunk.  Use the tray and brush to mix the lip gunk with your favorite lip products and slick on this bold paint for a look that’s fifty shades of play.

Lock in that luscious look with the Lip Finale Lip Sealer.  Don’t be afraid to hit the pool this summer…keep your lips sealed with this waterproof lip sealer. Perfect for making lip color kiss-proof for a pout that truly stands out.

Make sure you check out everything that Model’s Own has to offer so you can find your summer beauty essentials.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Get That Sun Kissed Glow This Summer With Hard Candy

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This summer is the perfect time to keep your skin looking great at great prices.  Hard Candy has tons of great options available, but I’m totally in love with their glowing skincare items.  Whether you’re looking to illuminate or add a little bronze, Hard Candy has perfect options that won’t break the bank.

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This Hard Candy Sheer Glow All The Way is fabulous!  This pearly, luminizing highlighter brings radiance to all skin tones.  Apply the cream highlighter to your face and body for a luminous, pearlescent glow.  Every shade in the range is infused with real 24 karat gold, so your look will really sparkle.  The light, airy formula applies evenly to face and body without streaking, and dries onto skin so that it will not rub off on to clothes.  To use, simply apply a desired amount to the high points of your face: cheekbones, brow bone, and top of the nose.  On your body, apply as a highlighter to collarbone and shoulders; or apply as a bronzer to your entire body for a sun kissed glow no matter what season it is.  Glow All the Way is available in sheer, radiant, and tan shades. The Tropical Tan shade is formulated with a sunless self-tanner to gradually give you an all-over, lasting, bronzed glow.  I live in Arizona so during the summer my skin tone gets a few shades darker after spending so much time out at the pool.  I love the variety of shades offered in the Glow All The Way line…I can keep wearing my fave look all year long!

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Glow All The Way is another fabulous line with great results you’ll love at a fraction of the department store prices.  Wear them the same way as the Sheer Glow All The Way for great looking skin all day long.  I really love the Doll Face (pink bottle), it highlights your skin tone with a hint of rosy color to create a beautiful, youthful skin tone.  As a tired, 30something year old mother of 3, I need all the help I can get and Hard Candy is my go-to fix for my tired skin.

Whether you’re looking for great skincare this summer or just plain fabulous eyes, lips, and nails, Hard Candy has everything you need to stay looking great all summer long.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Happy Mother’s Day From Sephora

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There’s no better time than Mother’s Day to spoil Mom with beauty gifts she’ll love, and Sephora has got anything and everything your mom could possibly wish for.  From hair care to skincare to cosmetics and fragrances, Sephora is an easy one stop shop for a Mother’s Day gift that will top all others.

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A basket full of beauty goodies that every woman would love…what more could mom ask for this Mother’s Day?  Check out just a small selection of some of the goodies that Sephora has to offer:

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Every woman needs a great set of makeup brushes, and Sephora has quite a few to offer.  The pink, Two Ways About It Brush Set  is a six-piece double-ended eye and face brush set with champagne gold molten metal textured handles stored in a vegan leather brush roll. Included in the set you will find:

  • Double-ended buffing and blush brush
  • Double-ended flat and pointed foundation brush
  • Double-ended all-over shadow and crease brush
  • Double-ended airbrush and perfecting concealer brush
  • Double-ended angled brow brush and spoolie
  • Double-ended smudge brush and precision liner

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The Ready In 5 Eye Brush Set is perfect to toss into your purse, luggage, diaper bag…you name it!  The Ready In 5 set includes:

  • Crease brush
  • All-over shadow brush
  • Smudge brush
  • Liner brush
  • Pouch

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If you’re looking for individual brushes for specific purposes, Sephora has them too.   Isn’t that strawberry handled brush adorable?!

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No cosmetic collection is complete without a great beauty sponge.  The Eggspert Mini Sponges are great for spot concealing, highlighting, and blending!  Toss them in a bag and you’re good to go!

The Wild Bunch Sponge Set is almost too cute for words.  They look like the cutest little strawberries ever.  Each one of these blending sponges is the perfect size and shape to buff and blend foundation, highlighter, and all other formulations into the skin—even into the smallest corners of the face.  The shape of the sponge allows for a natural ergonomic grip with your fingertips for maximum hold and control.

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The Sephora Gel Mask Hydrating & Quenching is a great way to help rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance.  This gel mask works like an instant splash of water.  Skin is left quenched, looking more beautiful, and it feels refreshed, softer, and supple.

The Sephora Total Age Defy Cream For Eyes & Lips is a collagen booster your skin will thank you for using.  This cream recharges the skin reducing the signs of fatigue and leaving skin softer to the touch.  It’s effective yet gentle, so even those with sensitive skin like me can enjoy the benefits.

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Every woman needs some great staple beauty items to rely on and Sephora has anything mom could possibly desire.  The Sephora Dynamic Duo Face Brush is a dual-ended face brush to cleanse your pores to perfection.  Now you can cleanse and refresh your complexion with this innovative tool, complete with a slip-proof grip.  The nylon bristles clear trapped oil and bacteria from pores and the domed silicone brush exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells.  The skin is left smooth and delightfully bright, and what woman doesn’t want that?  The Detoxifying Foam Cleanser is a great addition to the duo brush, so you can get your skin perfectly clear, bright, and beautiful.

The Daily Brush Cleaner is a great way to keep your brushes clean, and bacteria free.  This quick-drying cleaner is an alcohol-free brush cleaning spray that doesn’t require water.  The cleaner’s unique formula is infused with lemon, lime, grapefruit, and tea tree oils that help to clean brushes naturally while conditioning and protecting hairs.

Whether at home or on-the-go, mom can take her favorite beauty products with her using the Far & Away Silicone Travel Tube.   With a tapered, large-mouth design, it allows for easy product transfer to and from the tube. Effortless to clean, it is dishwasher safe and reusable.

The Beauty Amplifier Set And Refresh Spray is a multitasking blend of long-lasting, makeup-setting polymers and feel-good ingredients like lemon balm and peppermint extract…oh my!  Prime your makeup and perk up your skin in one simple step.  The fine mist is perfect because it won’t leave large droplets on your skin distorting the look of your makeup.

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Sometimes, the small details can pull together a whole look…the possibilities with Sephora are endless!

Sephora’s Colorful Face collection is available in an extended range of shades, including colors made to contour, highlight, and add the perfect blush to your cheeks.  The ultra-sheer texture blends perfectly into the skin without caking, allowing for buildable intensity of color.  Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, these blushes provide a healthy glow that flatters any skin tone.  With finishes ranging from matte to satin to shimmer, this collection allows you to customize an endless possibility of fresh-faced looks.

The intensely pigmented Outrageous Intense Waterproof Gel Eyeliner glides on smooth, and stays put for an all day look.  This gel eyeliner features a new formula for everyone who has struggled with dried out, flaky, or streaky traditional gel liners.  The formula boasts a gel’s easy glide but then sets quickly for waterproof wear that lasts.  With 25-percent pigmentation—among the highest on the beauty market—and a built-in primer for budge- and crease-proof wear, this liner makes a lasting impression without the mess.

The smoky-eye look is easier than ever thanks to the Sephora Easy Smoky Eye.  This all-in-one jumbo eyeshadow and brush combo provides everything you need to create an easy smoky eye.  The Easy Smoky Eye is a double-ended smoky shadow stick that makes creating a smoky eye effortless with two simple steps.

Sephora’s Long Lasting 12 Hour Wear Eye Liner is a collection of ultra-pigmented eyeliners to create strong, beautiful lines.  This bold range of extended wear eyeliners provides a blast of color that stays put for 12-hours.  Create looks like those by professional makeup artists with formulations that are packed with highly concentrated of pigments. T he brush’s flocked tip is incredibly easy to use, allowing you to draw a line of color that’s precise, consistent, and intense—all in a single step.

Whether you shop Sephora online or take mom to her local Sephora store, there’s no way you can go wrong this Mother’s Day.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Say ‘I Love You’ This Mother’s Day With Root Candles

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If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, you’ll probably be able to tell that I am absolutely obsessed with scented candles.  Not too long ago I introduced you all to Root Candles and I was absolutely thrilled when I got the chance to try out a couple new fragrances that are perfect for Mother’s Day!

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Root Candles have been around since 1869 and have been an industry-leading, family-owned company ever since.  Root Candles is now in it’s 5th generation and continue to carry on the virtues of honesty, integrity, and diligent craftsmanship that founding father Amos Ives Root instilled in his company.  Each and every Root candle is carefully handcrafted using processes mastered throughout the five generations of craftsmanship combined with the latest technology available.

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Every mom out there is seeking balance, and this Geranium Lavender candle from the Seeking Balance collection is the perfect thing to help mom unwind after a long day.  This candle has the power of color and fragrance in one holistic candle for a greater sense of health and well-being.  Joining the health and well-being trend with essential oil-based fragrances and wooden wicks, Root Candles’ Seeking Balance line combines the science of aromatherapy with color therapy, allowing the stresses of your day to fade away.

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Root Candles’ Pinto Noir candle has a scent that’s too amazing to pass up.  This candle is clean-burning with a long lasting scent you just can’t get enough of.  Part of the Legacy collection, it features a natural cotton (lead free) wick and is fragranced with pure, essential oils that produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.  This scent is available in a wide variety of sizes so no matter what the room size, you’ll be sure to be able to fill it with luxurious fragrance.

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Last but not least, the Rose Petals candle is another beautifully scented candle that mom will adore.  This light and floral candle has top notes of sweet apple, peach, and green leaf to compliment the rich, fresh cut herbal fragrance.  The all-natural beeswax blend burns longer than other premium candles and the addition of pure essential oils in each of the Root Candles fragrances produce a rich, lasting sensory experience.

Make sure you check out all that Root Candles has to offer so you can find the one that’s just right for that special woman this Mother’s Day.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***