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Nail Color for Fall 2013

12 Sep


If there is only one shade you add to your nail polish collection this season make it Essie’s Vested Interest.

The perfect mix between cool grey and ocean hues.

RRP $8


Beauty during NY Fashion Week

12 Sep


New York Fashion Week 2013 has given us fashion drama, color, prints, the chance to see our favorite supermodels and of course beauty.

Now no one expects the general public to walk around with space alien style makeup on or to pump up their hair every morning BUT we can take a little inspiration…

Orange hues, bright winged eyes instead of the usual black, daring dark lips, bronzed cheeks, high shine, casually swept up hair without the frizz, and baby eyelashes.

What will you choose?

a 24K Beaute Bar and it works!

31 Mar

Beauty Bar_With Bag  I have tested hundreds of beauty products and treatments throughout the years and it never ceases to amaze me some of the claims companies will make in order to sell a particular product. So when I came across Cenoire’s 24K Beaute Bar I immediately thought it was a gimmick, sure a fabulous gold covered gimmick but a over hyped beauty treatment all the same.

I was wrong!

Firstly let me tell you I tested this out at one of my worst facial moments… the hours after a hectic long work week and when a feverish 11 month old baby has finally gone to bed!

I would never have believed anyone if they told me I would see results in two days, I am OBSESSED with this Beaute Bar.

  • My skin felt firmer
  • Refreshed
  • Brighter
  • Less patchy
  • Overall I looked like I had rested up, no more fatigued looking skin!

Another benefit, if you need one, is that the Cenoire Beaute Bar is portable.

My only request for the Cenoire team now is please make a Body Bar equivalent – imagine the results!

Nails inspired by my baby boy ✓ August To-Do List

15 Aug

August T0-Do List

Task: Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)

A fun lovable “to-do” inspired by my baby boys play mat, pictured to the left with the chosen nail polishes.

Using a teal (Making Waves) by Sonia Kashuk, an icy blue (name unknown) by Collection 2000, an elephant grey (Groovy Grey) by GOSH, a coral (Tart Deco) by essie, and a deep orange (Bright Orange) by Max Factor I went to work while my baby slept.

The next morning his little face perked up at the sight of my nails and the color painted on however his playfulness could also have been the result of his good nights sleep, milk intake, or being my Little Buddha baby – frankly his happy gurgles could have absolutely nothing to do with me! But it’s nice to think I might have had something to do with it 🙂
Click here to see my August To-Do List

Ticked off so far: Paint My Nails A Neon Hue

Spoiled Neon “Tip Your Waitress” by Wet n Wild

15 Aug

Tip Your Waitress

August To-Do List

 I am getting my August to-do list ticked off and this is one to-do list that is not causing stress, in fact it is making me feel light on my feet and has me more than excited!

 Task: Paint my nails a neon hue

The only hard thing about this “to-do” was finding the neon shade I wanted! I decided to test out a brand I had never tried before so went to my local CVS and spotted Spoiled by Wet n Wild, exclusive to the store.

There were several neon hues and I settled on SO11 called Tip Your Waitress, a bright pink that part reminds me of my childhood Barbie and partly of a hot summer vacation!

Tip Your Waitress

  • One of the best neon hues I have ever worn and I have tested out a few including neon yellows, oranges and greens.
  • Fantastic for both finger nails and toe nails.
  • BARGAIN PRICE, $1.99!! 
  • I am actually still in shock over the $1.99 price tag, never have I found such good quality nail polish for such an amazing bargain price! This is definitely one brand I will be buying more of!

SPOILED by Wet n Wild

Exclusive to CVS stores across America, 72 shades are currently available. All colors are toluene, phthalate and form-aldehyde free. Follow @wetnwildbeauty or follow CVS Stores @CVS_Extra

Which will you wear this month?

To see more of my August To-Do List click here

Repêchage Sea Spa Foot Cream

20 Jul

$24 Sea Spa Foot Cream at Repêchage

Sooth tired and under nourished feet with Repêchage’s Sea Spa Foot Cream.

Made with seaweed, shea butter, rosemary, spearmint, and peppermint extracts the Sea Spa Foot Cream will not only have your feet feeling smooth but smelling so fresh that you will feel on vacation!

When you come home after a long day at work, running around with the kids, or dancing the night away apply cream evenly over your entire foot and lower ankle area until fully absorbed (for extra absorbency put on socks to keep the moisturizer locked in).

  •  Your feet will instantly begin to feel the benefits of Repêchage’s enriched formula as the calming smells play with your senses and the vitamins sooth your aching muscles. After a weeks worth of applications I could actually see the difference in my skin, my feet looked much more radiant and the dry skin began to feel softer. Definitely worth the wait!

Ingredients (benefits) in the foot cream include:

  • Tea Tree Oil – known to be used as an antiseptic tea tree oil has been shown to contain anti-microbial activity protecting against bacteria.
  • Horse Chestnut – a source of Vitamin K improves circulation.
  • Rosemary Oil – Revives skin and has been used for its natural anti-microbial properties.
  • Laminaria Digitata and Ascophyllum Nodosum, Sea Plants – these natural plants provide hydration and anti-oxidant properties to the feet. Included in the sea plants are Vitamins B12, C, E, and K.

A cooling sensation like no other!

About Repêchage

Repêchage is defined as “to rescue” or “second chance” and since the eighties the brand has been developing and creating products which do just that for our skin at an affordable price point.

Blending vitamins, natural minerals, amino acids, and anti-oxidants makes for detoxifying, hydrating, anti-aging, and nourishing beauty products.

Developed and made in Secaucus, New Jersey, Repêchage has grown from a small family business into a worldwide brand.

August “To Do” List

12 Jul

We all have “to do” lists but this summer why not give yourself a list with tasks under “beauty”, “me time”, and “indulgences” – make August 2012 a fabulous month about you!

My August To Do List

(don’t forget to share your lists with me, maybe I’ll add some of your “tasks” onto my list below!)

  • Paint my nails a neon hue
  • Get a pedicure
  • Get either a shellac or gel manicure
  • Buy a new shade of lipstick
  • Take my mum out for a picnic
  • Get a facial, either professional or by my mum
  • Have a movie day and/or night
  • Get my dad to take me out shopping!
  • Play soccer with my brother or learn a new sport
  • Throw a party for no apparent reason but have a theme!
  • Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)
  • Take fun family photos with my baby boy (with props!)
  • Learn a new play/learning activity to do with my baby boy who turns 6 months in August!!
  • Give my great-aunt a hand massage/facial with me as a girly pampering day
  • Watch trash TV
  • Make and apply a homemade beauty mask

I’ll be crossing the above tasks off as I complete them as well as adding photos of some so keep checking back for updates! Have a fabulous summer Good Girls and Boys!!

yes to Lip Care!

15 Mar

Yes To is a natural skin and hair care brand that balances healthy eco-friendly ingredients with beauty items that stay on trend.

Products are made with organic vitamin packed ingredients that are free of parabens, petroleum, and phthalates.

Under the Yes To umbrella find four helping beauty sections:

  • Yes To Carrots: for normal-to-dry skin and hair
  • Yes To Cucumbers: for sensitive skin and color treated hair
  • Yes To Tomatoes: for combination or acne prone skin
  • Yes to Blueberries: for age damaged or mature skin

Find a fantastic selection of lip care with the Yes To Carrots products including colored balms which help to condition and protect lips while giving a hint of color.

Condition and color in one!

Color Balms – set of 3, $15.99 or single purchase, $5.99

  • Peachy Keen
  • Rosy Bloom
  • Soft Plum

Each color balm feels smooth on the lips, leaving them moisturized and subtly gleaming with just the right amount of color to keep your beauty natural.

  • 99% natural
  • Never tested on animals
  • Formulated with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil

Buy the set to keep one in your handbag, one at your desk and another in your cosmetics draw! Never be without your Yes To Carrots color balm and find your lips conditioned in no time.

Purchase Yes To at the following retailers or online stores:

or follow them on Twitter @yestocarrots

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque Review

30 Dec

When you need a little pampering and some down time for yourself apply a face masque and you are set!

Montagne Jeunesse was sent to me to test through Influensters VoxBox program and I am hooked!

I tested the Strawberry Souffle masque and not only did it smell delicious (it was almost good enough to eat!) but the masque left my skin looking smooth, getting rid of the black heads.

The application is easy and takes little time:

  1. Clean and dry face so all makeup is removed.
  2. Apply evenly to face and neck area, avoiding getting too close to your eyes.
  3. Relax and lie down for 15-20 minutes (lying down is optional but a great excuse to just close your eyes and rest).
  4. Using a wet face towel gently rub off the masque or rinse with warm water, make sure to get all the masque off as some contain little fruit pieces so may leave some residue.

Skin instantly feels cleaner, smoother and revitalized!

Another fabulous fact about the Montagne Jeunesse masques is that they are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals so have some guilt free beauty time.

Plus the masques are reasonably priced, making them budget friendly so get shopping!

Montagne Jeunesse masques are currently available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS and can be found in a variety of flavors/smells including:

  • Strawberry Souffle
  • Cucumber Peel Off
  • Passion Peel Off
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Chocolate Mud

For more information visit www.montagnejeunesse.com or follow them @montagnejeuness

Montagne Jeunesse... good for your skin, your wallet and the earth!

New Year’s Eve Kiss, pucker up smooth!

27 Dec


This New Year’s Eve share a fabulous kiss and get it just perfect with soft lips, the right lipstick and fresh breath!

However this does not mean extra stress as we have made it simple with just a few tips for your lips…

  1. Exfoliate your lips so they remain smooth all night long.
  2. Keep breath fresh while eating and drinking whatever you like with Mentos gum. The new packaging is handy to carry around, unlike other gum the wrapper will not unravel and let your gum pieces spill around in your clutch. The new Mentos Pure Fresh Gum flavors available now make your mouth feel like you have just brushed your teeth, refreshed and clean!
  3. Color in and decorate your lips!

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