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New Dove Film #MyBeautyMySay


What do Hillary Clinton, Madonna and the new cast of Ghostbusters have in common? All are women who society has recently attempted to use their appearance to belittle their achievements.

Never-ending commentary and judgment focused on how women look is deeply ingrained into daily life. Whether or not it is intentional, it can limit women and place pressure on them to conform to a narrow standard of beauty.

Today, Dove launched a NEW FILM to launch the #MyBeautyMySay campaign. Dove believes a woman’s beauty should not be used to trivialize her achievements and this new campaign empowers women to rise above beauty being used against them. The film profiles nine real women and their unique stories on how they overcame the beauty limits that were placed on them to inspire and encourage women to celebrate beauty on their own terms

Dove Research Stats:

  • 7 in 10 women agree that women and girls receive more compliments/comments about the way they look, than on their accomplishments, but women want to be seen for more than just their looks
  • 1 in 2 women with low self-esteem have not been assertive in expressing their opinions or stuck to their decisions because they didn’t feel good about the way they looked
  • Women agree (74%) it is the unique characteristics of a woman that make up her beauty
  • In order to feel confident 86% of women feel it is important to do something you really love


I love this video. As a woman and a mother of a pre-teen daughter this is a cause near and dear to my heart.

Honest Beauty Debuts Darling and Moody Looks

Jessica Alba & Honest Beauty’s new  color campaign includes the beautiful new Moody look. They have included all the tips & tricks you’ll need to look and feel honestly beautiful this season. The Moody look features the new Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in  Marsala Kiss.

This was my first time trying the Honest Beauty line and I’m very impressed. The collection includes pigmented colors, that are long wearing and look great all day.



The Truly Kissable Lip Crayon goes on silky smooth and feels hydrating on my lips. The color is pretty long lasting and I love the demi-matte look.

Our lip crayon offers antioxidant-rich jojoba seed oil, murumuru butter and 
shea butter to help moisturize and cushion for a demi-matte finish. Satin texture glides on for quick, convenient color any way you want it.

Use the rounded crayon tip to line and fill in the lips in one easy swipe. The demi-matte finish offers the rich color of a lipstick in the convenience of a twist-up lip crayon. No sharpener required.

Start by tracing around the outer edges of the lips then filling the inner part of the lips for saturated color. Blot for a more matte look.



When I first saw this shade I was worried it would be way to dark. But it came out a beautiful sheer shade that really accented my cheeks. The formula is creamy and very buildable and lasts all day.

Infused with antioxidant-rich raspberry, grape and blackberry fruit extracts, our cream blush blends into skin for a natural-looking, healthy glow. Look flushed in a flash!

Using your finger, lightly dab the blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend in a circular motion. Crème blush can be applied after foundation and powder for buildable coverage.

Smile to find the apples of your cheeks and apply a small amount of Crème Blush for a pop of color. For those selfie moments, apply about 25% more blush than normal.



I am in love with the Honest Beauty eyeshadows, the colors are super pigmented and go on silky smooth. I love the shades in the Soft Sand trio they are beautiful earthy colors and create a beautiful smoky eye. After my shadow primer these shadows stay put all day no creasing or fading. Can’t wait to try more shades.

Three, rich shades pop eyes instantly. Our eyeshadow trio offers expertly coordinated colors to glide on with step-by-step instructions for silky smooth, buildable coverage. Perfect smoky eyes are now as easy as 1-2-3.

Apply base shade 1 across lid. Use dark shade 2 to contour crease and shape outer edge of lid. Top off center of lid with highlight shade 3 for a lustrous finish.

Contour, highlight, and shape your eyes! Buildable color can take you from day to night with the perfect eyeshadow trio of neutral colors and shimmer shades. Slide out the tips card tucked behind the mirror for step-by-step instructions for mastering your eyes every time.



Finally an eyeliner that can outlast me. I have about 10 eyeliners at any given time and even the waterproof ones seem to fade or disappear as the day goes on. I tried the Truly Cocoa and Truly Sapphire shades and love them both. They go on velvety smooth as the name says without tugging or making a mess. And these liners stay where you put them until you wash them off. Perfect for summer and the heat, sweat and splashes in the face from my kids!

Plush eye pencil lines and defines. Vivid color in a creamy finish blends smoothly with built-in eyeliner smudger. Innovative plant based formula conditions and protects sensitive skin with naturally derived antioxidants including mango seed oil, vitamin E and macadamia oil. Scribble. Smudge. Smile.



From left to right: Truly Kissable Lip Crayon Peony Kiss, Marsala Kiss. Truly Teasing Creme Blush, Truly Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Sapphire and Truly Cocoa, Truly Effortless Soft Sand Eyeshadow Trio.


You can purchase Honest Beauty products and learn more about the line at

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversay Lip Gloss Quad


Perfect for summer the Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Lip Gloss Quad is a great combo of beautiful earth tone glosses. The South Beach shades are packages in a cute tin and come with a retracable lip brush.

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The glosses are so creamy and pigmented and I love how great the colors look alone or together to create a custom look. The gloss is suprisingly long wearing and not sticky. I love that the shades last so long and leave my lips feeling hydrated, soft and smooth.


Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversay Lip Gloss Quad $20
CARGO 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach are four outstandingly beautiful and decadent lip glosses, packaged within an iconic CARGO tin.

Back by popular demand to celebrate the brands 20th year of success, 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach is guaranteed to make the perfect addition to any beauty junkie’s cosmetic collection. This award-winning lip gloss quartet features an unbeatable formulation which gives sheer, long-lasting colour without any stickiness or greasy residue.

Formulated with Antioxidant rich ingredients such as Rosemary Extract and Vitamin E, 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach not only imparts delicious colour but also nourishes and hydrates the lips and shields against damaging free radical aggressors whilst providing a sheer, high shine finish.

Craft a kissable effect for the lips with 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad South Beach.

Tip: Try using two or more of the glosses in conjunction with each other to design an exquisitely dimensional effect.

Palette Contains:

Champagne – Luscious pale nude.
Rose Bronze – Pink-tinted brown.
Sheer Pink Shimmer – Pearlescent raspberry glitter.
Rose Nude Shimmer – Pink-toned nude glitter.


The Limited Edition Cargo Cosmetics 20th Anniversary Lip Gloss Quad is available for sale at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opions are my own.

Make Father’s Day Stress-Free with Ulta Beauty!

Unsure of what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Well, lucky for you, Ulta Beauty is taking the stress out of finding the right gift for dad! As the largest beauty retailer in the United States, Ulta Beauty has fabulous gift ideas for every man on your list!

Celebrate every special guy in your life by giving him any of these great sets available at Ulta Beauty:


A great shaving kit to pamper the Dad in your life. The Art of Shaving Mid Size kit has everything he needs from pre-shave oil to shaving cream, brush and after-shave balm, He will love how great this kit works and you will love his soft smooth skin.

The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Unscented Mid-Size Kit, $60 (
The Art of Shaving Unscented The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit offers the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave in a smaller size, perfect for gifting and travel as it meets TSA guidelines. Along with the right shaving implement, you are ready to Prepare, Lather up!, Shave and Moisturize. The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave provides optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts.


I love the Jack Black line its a favorite gift among my brothers, dad and my guy. And this great kit is the perfect size for travel or his gym bad and has all the basics he needs for daily use.

Jack Black PureScience Jet Set Traveler, $25 (
Take Jack Black on-the-go with the newly updated Jet Set Traveler. Containing three skin essentials with PureScience technology, this set offers a skin care and shaving regimen, free from parabens, sulfates, colorants and synthetic fragrance. Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 – all you need, in generous travel sizes, to cleanse, shave, moisturize and protect your skin while you are away from home. Contains TSA approved sizes.The PureScience formula locks in nature’s best – using healing botanicals, vitamins and certified organic ingredients, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or colorants. Cruelty-free, vegan and dermatologist tested.



A great grooming kit this Remington set has a stand that holds the shaver and all the attachments. And it has attachments for everything from nose to body hair, so  he can keep himself groomed and handsome.

Remington Head to Toe Men’s Grooming Kit, $34.99 (
Remington’s Lithium Power Series Head-To-Toe Men’s Grooming Kit puts all your grooming needs together into a single package. The self-sharpening, surgical steel blades are strong and long-lasting, delivering precision and comfort. The fully washable attachment set, including a vertical body hair trimming attachment, enables you to trim, detail, or shave any unwanted hair. Plus, the rechargeable, lithium battery provides 60 minutes of cordless runtime.


A great face wash, don’t tell I might be using it too. A gentle glycolic cleanser it helps clear the skin while evening out your skins tone and texture. And with 2 bottles there can be one for both of you. =)

Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser Duo, $39 (
Anthony Glycolic Cleanser Duo features 2 full size Glycolic Cleansers for a value price!Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser deep cleans without stripping the skin, exfoliating and controlling breakouts. Glycolic Acid at 4.9% removes surface impurities while calendula, chamomile, and aloe vera nourish and soothe.


You can pickup any of these great gifts at your local Ulta store or online and



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opionions are my own.