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REVIEW: Vegan Anti-Aging Hand Cream

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Out of Africa’s Pure Shea Butter Hand Cream in Vanilla (1oz or 2.5oz) will revive parched hands, providing a silky smooth finish that absorbs quickly and is never greasy to the touch. This cruelty-free, vegan formula can be used as a daily moisturizer or as an intense treatment to repair chapped skin. Made with 20% pure, unrefined shea butter naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E and F, it also shield hands from premature aging by fading fine lines and wrinkles. Hands will instantly feel baby soft and supple.

I’ve been using it for the past week – as the weather shifts from warm to COLD. My hands are the first thing that changes with the weather, so I was super excited to see this in the mail. The quickly-absorbed vegan lotion is JUST what I needed! If there’s one thing I hate about hand lotion – it’s the greasy feeling you get after. This is NOT one of those lotions. It quickly soaks into your skin, leaving it feeling softer and hydrated!

I highly recommend this lotion! Follow the link about to purchase your own! $6.99 – $10.99

Ipsy October 2014 : Beauty Candy

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a subscription service co-founded by a YouTube beauty sensation, Michelle Phan. According to Ipsy, “Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.” And its the only makeup subscription I gladly pay for each month. From all the subscriptions I have tried Ipsy by far gives you the most for your money and at $10 I am surprised monthly how many great things I get not to mention the gorgeous bags.

This month, the Ipsy team curated a Beauty Candy bag filled with the most delicious beauty confections with colorful and eye-catching eye-candy that everyone can see…

 

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I was surprised how great this lipstick is. I figured being a matte shade it would dry my lops out but the texture was creamy and felt great on my lips. And the Cappuccino shade is the most gorgeous neutral shade.

City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino (Full Size)
Be Matte Lipstick is every girl’s must-have secret. Its rich formula is highly pigmented and enhanced with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long-lasting color. Available in 36 stunning shades, your lips will never feel dry and maintain the perfect shade throughout your day

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Love this hand cream its perfect for my purse. The formula is so hyrdrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth without any greasiness. And the Mango scent is out of this world, its all I can do to not bite my own hand.

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream in Mango (Full Size)
Figs & Rouge Shea Butter Enriched Limited Edition Hand Creams are deliciously fragrant & indulgent. These delectable creams soften, nourish & thoroughly pamper hands throughout the day, quickly absorbing to provide super-soft skin. Apply Figs & Rouge Hand Cream onto your hands and massage into skin throughout the day as needed.

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I love the Skyn Iceland Cleansing cloths. They wash away all my makeup without any irritation and leave my skin feeling soft and smooth.

Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (Deluxe Sample)
When you’re too tired to deal with the whole cleanser and wash cloth routine, these on-the-go foaming cloths are the ultimate skin savior. Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts, they sweep away makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities while refreshing and soothing stressed skin. Best of all, there’s no water required. It has a clean scent, never tacky. Great for travel or every day!

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The Nourish Organic is a gel cleanser that works to remove even the most stubborn makeup and grime. I am not a huge fan of the Cucumber & Watercress scent but will say this works wonders for removing waterproof makeup.

Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face Cleanser (Deluxe sample)
This gentle cleanser washes away impurities without drying, irritating or causing redness. Cucumber hydrates and soothes. Watercress, rich in antioxidants, helps protect skin from free radical damage. Alcohol-Free. Gluten-Free. Vegan.
• Fragrance-free formula cleanses without drying or irritating
• Penetrates deep into pores to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup
• Packed with vitamins and antioxidants to nourish skin
My overall satisfaction of my October 2014 Ipsy Bag exceeded my expectations thus has a rating of more than just 5 stars! I love every single product that I received. I also got all (except for one) full size products which totally blows my mind! The contents of the bag is worth at least $33 USD while I paid only $10 USD for this entire bag. Don’t you think the bag is to die for? I am proud to say that this month’s bag is the best one I’ve received to date.

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I tend to shy away from loose shadow as I make such a mess with it. But this shadow was incredibly gorgeous, very good pigment and with primer stay put all day.

MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow in Reluctance (full size)
MicaBeauty® Mineral Eye Shadows’ glamorous shimmers will give you the look you always wanted. MicaBeauty® Mineral Makeup is extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, your Eye Shadows will look ultra-smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area.

Overall I am really impressed with the October 2014 Ipsy Glam bag. The City Color lipstick and Mica Eye Shadow are definite stand outs for me. If you are looking for a beauty subscription I highly recommend Ipsy. For just $10 you get a great little makeup bag filled with products every month. If you want to sign up you can follow this link, I don’t get paid for referrals but can earn points towards products.

Reverse Summer Damage to Hair with Pureology

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Has the sun, salt and sand from the summer months taken a toll on your colour-treated locks? Pureology’s Strength Cure haircare system can help restore your damaged hair and start fresh in time for fall.

Featuring Asta-Repair™

  • Astaxanthin, a powerful nature-derived antioxidant, and our exclusive AntiFade Complex, for beautiful colour-treated hair
  • Haircare products design specially for damaged hair including heat or mechanical damage, environmental damage and chemical or colour damage
  • Keravis, Ceramide and Arginine help replace the cysteine bonds and heal the micro-scarred cuticle to restore strength and velvety softness
  • 97% Improved Hair Strength After Only 1 Use of the Strength Cure Shampoo, Condition, and Split End Salve!*

 

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Love how great the Strength Cure Shampoo smells and how well it cleans my hair. I need just a small amount to get my hair really fresh and clean. The formula works great for my color treated and naturally curly hair as it cleans without drying it out.

Start by shampooing with Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo. This luxurious formula will both cleanse and restore moisture and protein to damaged hair.

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My hair took a pretty hard hit this summer between highlighting and long days in the sun and water. The Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque is just the TLC my dry. thirsty hair needed. After washing I apply a good dollop and work through my hair and leave it for 5 -7 minutes. The masque rinses away easily and leaves my hair so soft and hydrated.

If you have 5 minutes to spare, Strength Cure Restorative Masque is the ultimate in healing and repairing hair from summer damage. The masque features Pureology’s exclusive formula that provides the perfect blend of strength and softness. Apply to damp hair from roots to end and leave-in for 5 minutes.

Pureology Strength Cure Split End Salve

I have been growing out my hair and I was starting to have some issues with split ends. After the first weeks use I started to see a big improvement in the ends of my hair. Now after two weeks my ends are smooth and split end free. This is a great product for anyone with long hair or prone to split ends.

To reduce breakage and strengthen hair fibers, apply 1-2 pumps of Strength Cure Split End Salve from mid-lengths to ends. This leave in fortifying serum will smooth and reinforce the cuticle layer. Will help smooth split ends and seal damaged cuticles.

Check out more about the Pureology line and purchase online at www.pureology.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


The Power of Pink: Sephora Gives Back for BCA

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Sephora Gives Back for Breast Cancer Awareness

This October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sephora is honoring those affected by breast cancer by offering exciting new pink products that bring hope by giving back. Sephora has created two exclusive products and will donate a portion of the sale of each product, with a total minimum donation of $10,000 US, to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

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SEPHORA COLLECTION - The Beauty of Giving Back Blush Palette
Sephora Collection The Beauty of Giving Back Face Palette ($34 / $74 value) – Contour, highlight, blush and bronze with this multi-formula, limited edition face palette that complements any skin tone. This versatile set contains cream and powder blushes, a universal highlighter, and innovative blush ombre, and bronze ombre shades. For an on-trend look this fall, softly contour with the ombre bronzer, and then add a pop of color to the apples of the cheeks with a shade of powder blush. For a more natural flush, apply any shade of the cream blush, blending softly onto apples of cheeks, or layer textures to create your own custom color. Sephora is donating $2 US from the sale of this product to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION – Together in pink hair ties
Sephora Collection Together in Pink Hair Ties ($6) – Fun and functional, these no-tug hair ties are a great addition to any makeup or gym bag. With four different fabrics in each set, including satin, sheer, glitter, and a fun geometric pattern, all in tones of pink, they add a stylish, feminine touch to any hairstyle. Sephora is donating $1 US from the sale of this product to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Experience the power of pink with this limited-edition collection. Sephora’s products benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® will be available this October at all Sephora stores, by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or by logging on to Sephora.com.