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Beat Dry Winter Skin with Neutrogena Body Oil! #BYEBYEWINTERSKIN

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After a crazy long summer with summer heat lasting until late October we have been hit quick with a winter chill. The last few weeks it has been exceptionally cold and windy and my skin was paying the price.  On cold winter days my favorite thing to do is unwind at night with a long, hot bubble bath. Unfortunately that can actually make dry winter skin worse stripping it and exacerbating the problem.

I was sent a sample of Neutrogena Body Oil and asked to use it for a week and see how my skin felt. Well I am only on day 6 but I couldn’t wait to share how much I love it. I use body lotion religiously but come winter cold and wind it just doesn’t cut it. I love the Neutrogena oil its so light and it dries very quickly leaving my skin soft and smooth with no sticky or greasy feeling. If you haven’t used a body oil you are missing out. It might sound heavy but its deliciously light and I can’t believe the change in my skin in just 6 days. Instead of blotchy, itchy red skin my skin is soft and smooth. After hoping I out of the shower I apply a bit of oil while my skin is still damp. It amazes me every time how quick it dries. You will love how well this works from your feet to your fingers. And if you really want to indulge  add a few drops to your bath water and sit back and let your skin drink it in.

 

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Neutrogena Body Oil $9.99-$15.99
Body Oil is a delicately light sesame formula that instantly vanishes into the skin, sealing in moisture. Skin feels moisturized, soft, silky and looks radiant.
Lightweight
Absorbs quickly
Available in Original and Fragrance-free

You can purchase Neutrogena products at their website or at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

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

Zoya Wishes Holiday 2014 Collection

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It’s here! Zoya’s latest Winter/Holiday release the Zoya Wishes Collection. Zoya Wishes collection consits of 6 polishes total. Thre standard shades Prim, Will and Haven and 3 magical pixiedust shades Thea, Imogen and Nori.

Check out below to see how they look on. All the swatches are with two coats of nail polish. This was a very fun collection, let’s start out with my favorite from the set.

 

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Zoya Haven is a true holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid to ensure brilliance. Oh how I love this color! Its is winter perfection, the gorgeous plum color is hands down my favorite of this collection.

Zoya Thea is a deep amethyst with Pixiedust and an orchid flash, and packed full of holographic hex glitter.  This color is stunning and pairs perfectly with Haven. This is definitely my go to color of the season, I can’t get enough!

 

Zoya imogen and willa

Zoya Imogen is a black crystal with PixieDust holographic hex glitter. Such a fund shade. I have never used a black base nail polish with so much glitter and really loved this one. And it works great alone or over another polish.

Zoya Willa is a full coverage, densly pigmented onyx black cream. Now black usually seems like a polish color I would only wear at Halloween. But Zoya has made black a gorgeous wearable everyday color for winter. The creaminess of the black mixed with the high shine makes this a very wearable polish.

zoya nori and prim

Zoya Nori is a sapphire blue wih Pixiedust holographic hex glitter. I love this shade the hex glitter adds so much dimension and I love how it played with the light changing the look of the polish.

Zoya Prim is a velvet blue metallic with very good coverage. This polish has a high shine and even one coat was enough to get complete coverage.

 

Zoya polishes can be purchased online at www.Zoya.com and at Ulta. Zoya runs awesome promotions so make sure you follow them on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss a single deal!

 

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

 

Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday 2014

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I was exited to get a sample of the Matte Velvet line and check out this beautiful new collection. This 6 color collection of matte polishes are to be worn on their own no base or top coat needed. Once the color dries it finishes with a velvety matte finish. Check out the colors from this collection all the photos are taken with two coats of polish.

zoya harlow and dovima

Dovima is a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I love the way this looks on, it looks like chalkboard paint. Would be a great base for nail art.

Harlow is a rosy plum shade with a metallic shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I thought this shade would be too pinky but it has the most gorgeous plum base. Definitely a standout color from the collection.

zoya savita and verushka

Savita is a bold, vibrant medium with strong red and gold shimmer. I am not usually a fan or purple nail colors but the matte look mixed with the depth of the red and gold shimmer make this a standout purple I would wear anytime.

Veruschka is a deep evergreen shade with a a strong metallic shimmer in a  velvety matte finish. Could this be anymore perfect for Christmas? This is such a beautiful color on and I find myself loving it more every time I wear it.

 

zpya posh and loredana

 

Posh  is a  cool toned wine red shade with metallic red shimmer and a velvet matte finish. This is a classic shade with a matte twist.

Loredana is a medium gunmetal grey packed with silver shimmer and a shimmery matte finish. This is not a shade I was choose on my own so I am suprised how much I love it. I love the depth of the color and found it very wearable.

Overall I am very impressed with the Zoya Matte Velvet collection. I loved the matte finish and found this still wore for 3-4 days without chipping or fading. Some colors even lasted a bit longer. This is a beautiful collection and would make great stocking stuffers or a secret Santa gift.

You can learn more about Zoya and purchase their amazing nail polish as www.zoya.com.

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

 


Train Your Curls Spiral in Place with Carol’s Daughter

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Transform your hair with Carol’s Daughter’s new Marula Curl Therapy Collection. This collection focuses on renewing your dry, unmanageable curls to transforming and training your curls to spiral into long-lasting perfection, Carol’s Daughter has used the super-softening, rich Marula oil. Marula Oil is a rare ingredient, harvested in South Africa, bringing moisture and nourishment to curls for 12,000 years.

The Marula Curl Therapy Collection is formulated to deeply rejuvenate each curl so they are trained to always be what you want them to be: soft, shiny and beautifully free.

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A must have for the dry winter weather. I have naturally curly hair that is also very fine so products that can tame the curls usually weigh my hair down leaving it looking limp or greasy. That is until Marula Oil Softening Serum. The oil is so lightweight just a few drops and it hydrates my curls and leaves them frizz free without weighing them down.

My curls have been so great since using this product I started to think it was my hair. Then I forget to finish with a bit of the oil one day. And let me tell you it wasn’t my hair that’s awesome, without the oil by midday I looked like Animal from the Muppets. Oh and it also has the most soft and wonderful rose smell that makes my hair smell gorgeous. If you have curly hair prone to winter frizz be sure to check this one out.

Marula Oil Softening Serum ($18.00): With the star ingredient of Marula Oil, curls will transform into glossy, spiral curls making it easy to soothe and shine on instant.

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I love this so much I want to sleep with it under my pillow. Anyone with curly hair knows the fight to make naturally curly hair look good for more the 30 minutes. The new Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion is just what the doctor ordered.

The lotion is light and smells like heaven. A small dollop and I just scrunch it into my curls after showering. This works for heat or air drying and leaves my curls silky smooth and with bounce. If you hit your local store and they are sold it it’s because I am stocking up so I never run out.

Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion ($20.00): Conditioning Marula Oil and moisture-enhancing Almond Oil leave hair hydrated, healthy, and super shiny.

 

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Now my hair usually has some clumps of curls and the rest goes straight or just wonky. This is my hair after I used a dollop of Marula Styling and let it air dry. Not fancy tricks no multi step process. Once its completely dry I warm a drop of the Marula oil in my hands and gently scrunch up into my curls. And my curls are left soft and bouncy and they last and last and last. The best part I can put my hair up in a bun then take it down and the curls are still great!

After trying these two fantastic products I will definitely be checking out these other items:

Marula-Hair-Mask

Marula Softening Hair Mask ($24.00): Rejuvenate your hair with this Marula Oil based mask, this rehydrates every strand and gives the extra moisture you need.

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Marula Gentle Cream Cleanser ($18.00): Manage your curls by pampering them with this rich, gentle cream cleanser.

 

You can learn more about the Marula Curl Therapy line and purchase at www.carolsdaughter.com.

 

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