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Smooth Infusion

12 Jul

I am always testing new hair products and my recent favorite for the summer is from Aveda.  It is their Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother ($24 www.aveda.com).  In the summer I have to battle the humidity especially when I straighten my hair.  This product helps defend against humidity for up to 12 hours!  I put this on wet hair after I put on all my other styling products and use a wide tooth comb to get this distributed evenly throughout my hair.  Then I blow dry and use my flat-iron as needed.  Your hair is smooth and sleek for the whole day!  I wash my hair every other day and this product does not make your hair feel oily or heavy.  You can definitely go without washing your hair and feel comfortable.  I did have to get used to the smell.  Most Aveda products come from plants and they smell very “earthy”, they don’t smell bad, but I am one of those girls that loves floral “girly” smells so this took some getting used too.  The good thing is the smell goes away so you don’t smell it on your hair all day.  Other people I know that use it love the smell because it is that natural citrus “woodsy” smell…”to each their own” as I say.  In any case, if you fight humidity or just want to get your dry hair looking smooth, give this a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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Sun-Kissed!

7 Jul

I have finally found a great bronzer!!  Let me tell you, the search has been long and it has not been easy.  I am super fair-skinned so it has been hard to find a bronzer that creates that beautiful sun-kissed look!  I hate it when people look like J.Lo from the neck up and a snowman from the neck down, so after trying several products I came across Trish McEvoy Golden Glow Face Color ($35 www.trishmcevoy.com).  There is a soft copper bronzer on one side with a pink shimmery blush on the other.  The best part is that this does not give you a “glittery” look like other bronzers.  You just sweep your brush over the powder and apply it to your cheek bones or any other places you want a little glow.  This is very buildable so you can make it dark or light depending on your mood.  This really brightens up your face and is perfect for summer and fair skin.  If you want to try a bronzer for the first time, this is a great choice, this one won’t make you look ridiculous.  Enjoy adding a little color to your cheeks ladies!!

It’s Here! In Style Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys For 2012

19 Apr

The May Issue of In Style Magazine ($4 www.instyle.com) is out and it features one of my favorite spreads… BEST BEAUTY BUYS OF 2012!  I was so happy when I read through the list because a lot of the products I have recommended to you guys already!  I was so happy to see that they agree with me! LOL!  There are also products on their that I use and just haven’t had time to write to you about, so I need to get to those ones ASAP.  There are also a lot of products that I haven’t tried but this article has “sparked” my interest and you know I am always up for product testing!  If you don’t have a copy pick one up at any supermarket or drug store.  Eventually the Beauty Buys will also be on the In Style website so you can view them there too!  Hope you enjoy!

Brighten Up Your Eyes!

24 Mar

Sometimes it is just fun to use crazy and fun color eyeshadow!  You don’t have to do it everyday but it always is fun to try new things with your makeup!  Plus who doesn’t love a purple eyeshadow?  This summer MAC has launched several new collections with a lot of pop color.  I really like the new Shop Collection.  It is full of fun bright colors for your eyes, lips and nails.  I bought the Shop & Drop eye palette ($38 www.maccosmetics.com) and it is 4 colors that you can use together  or separate  to get different looks.  They are bright and fun and it makes me happy to use them!  Plus the packaging is so cute!!  I think everyone should experiment with the pop colors that are out for Spring because it is just so fun!  Don’t be shy, give it a try!  Remember you can always wash it off!