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National Bubble Bath Day

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Bubble Bath Day is here again! Today, Wednesday, January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day and there is nothing like a warm bath to forget about the polar vortex outside.

To help celebrate grab a bottle of Neutrogena Rainbath® Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel.

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My kids and I all love taking bubble baths and I love finding great products that are affordable and safe on all our skin. I have used Rainbath before but honestly never tried it as a bubble bath and I am really impressed with how well it works. It created really rich, silky bubbles with just a pump of product. I love how great the bath smells and how smooth it leaves my skin.

I also used it to shave my legs with and it worked awesome for that as well. Just a tiny drop and I was able to coat my whole leg and get a really close, nick free shave. And my skin feels absolutely wonderful. I tried the Original scent and loved it now I’m excited to try out their other scents!

Neutrogena Rainbath® Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel
Available in Original, Pear & Green Tea and Grapefruit, Rainbath® creates a rich, conditioning lather with ingredients that leave skin feeling irresistibly clean, smooth and refreshed. Rainbath® can even be applied as a skin-softening shaving gel for legs, helping save time and money on unnecessary products.

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While soaking away in your bath, give your hair a treat too with Neutrogena’s new Triple Repair Hair Collection. I am hooked on the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. I have used hundreds of hair masks in my life and this is in the top 5 if you factor in how affordable it is, I would have to say number 1.

The Triple Repair Hair Collection three-step system features a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment which penetrates deep into hair to repair and maximize strength from the inside out. Triple Repair is clinically proven to make hair up to three times stronger after just one use and the Leave-In Treatment protects hair up to 400 degrees!

You can purchase Neutrogena products at your local drugstore or mass retailer or online at www.neutrogena.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Get The Look: Lucy Hale in her first-ever music video

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Get The Look from Lucy Hale’s Music Video from Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan:

Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan created fresh, effortless beauty look for Lucy Hale in her first-ever music video, which debuted tonight on the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars.

“To achieve the effortless look I kept the palette very monochromatic sticking to all peachy nudes,” Kelsey Deenihan said.

Face: I started by prepping the skin with Murad Hydrodynamic Moisturizer all over Lucy’s face and neck and then applying Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in a mixture of shade 5 and 5.5. By applying the base directly after moisturizer it allows the foundation to mix with the moisturizer and create a sheer coverage. The sheer fresh coverage is what we wanted since we’re not going for an over the top glamours look.

Cheeks: On Lucy’s cheeks I applied Mark. Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in both Nude and Peachy to add a bit of a flush to the skin. I applied the tint straight from the stick to the cheeks and then blended where needed with my finger. To add some additional glow to the cheeks I used the Mark. That’s Brilliant Face and Eye Illuminator on the cheekbones. This product comes with its own brush, however, I squeezed some of the illuminator onto the back of my hand and dipped a sponge in it to apply it to Lucy’s cheekbones. By dabbing onto the cheeks with a sponge I was able to place the product on top of the blush tint and not move around any existing color.

Eyes: I filled in Lucy’s already full brows with Votre Vu Arch de Triumph eyebrow definer in Warm. I wanted to give them a bold shape to really frame her eyes. Staying with the neutral colors, I used Mark. On the Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact for Lucy’s eyes. I used the bottom three colors of the palette and blended the metallic colors together. I started with the bottom right color all over the lids and crease and then went back in with the bottom middle and left colors in the outer corners and crease to add definition to the eyes. I placed Mark. No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Foxy Brown on the top and bottom lash line and blended it with a small dome brush to avoid any harsh lines. I topped off the eyes with Mark. Scanda Lash Mascara in Black on both the top and bottom lashes.

Lips: Lucy’s lips were very natural for this look but I wanted to give them a small hint of color. I used Mark. Make it Rich Lip Color Crayon in Punch and applied it very lightly to give just a little tint to her natural lips. No gloss or liner were used to avoid looking to dolled up for this day out in the country.

All mark products are available at meetmark.com

Whiten Your Smile On the Go!

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Ever enjoyed a nice glass of red wine and notice your teeth are now a shade of purple? Well  thanks to Supersmile Quikee, you can brighten  your teeth and freshen up your  breath on the go. The Icy Mint flavor is great I like how it freshens my breath as it works to whiten my teeth.

With my first use my teeth were definitely brighter. I have noticed the best results when I use this after drinking wine or coffee. It gets rid of the dull, stain dark drinks can leave on my teeth. Love how fast it works and how great it tastes. A great beauty item to keep in your purse its a must have for coffee and wine drinkers!

Quikee Instant Whitening Polish
Professional on-the-go whitening. Removes stains and freshens breath when you don’t have time to brush. Our on-the-go, instant stain-removing formula with Calprox ® guarantees whiter teeth and fresher breath without brushing or rinsing.

Removes: Heavy coffee, tobacco, and red wine stains.
Advanced Whitening: Calprox® & Urea Hydrogen Peroxide combine to whiten teeth and promote long-lasting fresh breath.
Strengthens: The combination of Calcium and Phosphates re-mineralizes tooth enamel.
On-the-go: Conveniently packaged for whitening and freshening when you don’t have time to brush. The quick-dissolve formula means no need to rinse.

Our Quikee with Calprox® works by gently dissolving the protein pellicle – a thin layer of protein that forms on the tooth surface, to which plaque, bacteria, and stains adhere. Removing the protein pellicle leaves the teeth feeling cleaner for a longer period of time.
The synergy between Calprox® and Urea Hydrogen Peroxide eliminates germs and freshens breath.
The combination of Calcium and Phosphates re-mineralizes tooth enamel, making this the perfect quick-fix to whiten, clean, and protect your teeth between brushings.

1.Squeeze the tube until a pearl-size drop appears on the tip.
2.Apply the drop to your teeth and smooth across with your tongue until completely dissolved.

 

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


Beauty Box 5: December 2013

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Beauty Box Five is a monthly beauty subscription. Each box contains five beauty products from a wide variety of categories including makeup, skincare, and hair. Beauty Box Five costs $12 per month if you subscribe on a month-to-month basis, or you can purchase multi-month subscription for as low as $8.25 per month!

December’s box was “Naughty and Nice”, here’s what was inside:

Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother (full size, retail value $4.99)  It’s a flexible pumice stone that has a coarse side and then a fine side. Perfect for this time of year when you aren’t in the mood to splurge for a salon pedi but want your feet to look good.  I used this to give myself a pedicure and I love how soft my heels were after just one use.

Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion (sample size 59mL/2oz, approximate value $1.06) A hemp-based body moisturizer with a cucumber fragrance. A great lightweight daily lotion I keep this in my purse to keep my skin moisturized on the go.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer (sample size 0.5oz, approx. value $1.17)
A lightweight cleanser great for those of us with combo or oily skin. I love how clean my skin feels after and this size is perfect for my overnight bag.

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(Swatches of Ofra Lipgloss Plumper on left and NYX Cosmetics Sway with Lola eye shadows)

NYX Cosmetics Love In Rio Eyeshadow Palette in “Sway With Lola” (full size, 1g ea., value $6.00)
A great little eyeshadow trio, I found I did need a primer to get the best look with them but I am loving the colors.

Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lipgloss Plumper (full size, 10ml/0.34oz, value $12.95)
A great plumper this cranberry-colored gloss applies with a bit of tingling action. I have pretty full lips but still found this gloss plumped up my lips and helped hide the look of creasing. And I love the cranberry color and the gloss has a light stain which made it really long wearing.

Total value of the box: $26.17

I like the affordability of the Beauty Box 5, there are lots of subscription services out there but in the few boxes I have reviewed I thought it had a really great sampling of products and for $12 shipped they are really affordable. While most of the brands I have heard of each box has had new items I haven’t tried before which makes this a really fun way to branch out. You can learn more about Beauty Box 5 and sign up here www.beautybox5.com.

 

 

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.