Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Hit a Bullseye this Mother’s Day with Jeffrey James Botanicals

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Left all your Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute? Get it all done in one shot in the click of a button at Target.com, where you’ll find all of mom’s youth-preserving essentials from Jeffrey James Botanicals.

Avoid the ‘black hole’ that is the Target store (because who can bypass those cute bikinis that are now hanging?) and fill your online cart with Jeffrey James Botanicals’ luxury organic skincare. Deliver a spa experience right to mom’s door – the brand has everything she needs for an at-home facial, from serums, to masks and everything in between.

Founded by former football player Jeffrey James, his namesake brand was created with the belief that true beauty comes from within and guides everything we do. All products in the Jeffrey James Botanicals line are formulated with over 80% certified organic ingredients, using all-natural scents and showcased in beautiful Italian glass packaging. Focused on giving your skin the finest minerals, botanicals and more that it needs to create beauty from within, Jeffrey James Botanicals delivers a truly luxurious, organic experience in the comfort of your own home.

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Last week I spent a bit too much time in the sun, basking in the crazy warm Spring weather we are having right now. And when I got home I noticed my face was sunburned along the hairline. I washed my face then dropped two drops of The Glow oil into my hand and lightly applied to my skin and pressed in.

First thing I noticed was the gorgeous floral scent, very fresh and warm. As I patted the oil in, my face instantly absorbed it and felt amazing. And there was no oily or greasy residue. When I woke up the next morning my skin felt great and all I noticed the mark around my hairline that looked like the start of a bad burn was gone! Over the last week I have been using this in the morning and night and my skin is loving it. My combo skin now is properly hydrated and looks and feels more radiant and I’m not struggling with the mid day shine from skin overcompensating from dryness. Love this, can’t wait to try more from the line.

JEFFREY JAMES BOTANICALS -THE GLOW ULTIMATE HYDRATION RESTORATION
All natural preservative free oils, directly from the fountain of youth. The GLOW balances the skin’s ideal pH level for healthy, glowing skin. This powerful elixir of oils penetrates upon application to tone and energize. Skin looks and feels immediately refreshed, hydrated, refined and naturally “glowing.” Geranium essential oil stimulates circulation, helps to brighten skin and encourages regeneration of skin cells. Organic Jojoba oil mimics skins natural sebum production to help tighten pores, leaves your skin soft and silky. Combat skin dehydration with daily application.

Organic Jojoba Oil
Cold pressed and pure. Jojoba “oil” is more of a liquid wax mimicking your natural sebum (skin oil) more closely than any other compound in nature. Beautifully curbs excess oil production bringing balance moisture to your skin.

Tamanu Oil
Antioxidant and antimicrobial, filled with powerful healing and hydration properties for your skin.

Sea Buckthorn Oil
Rich in hydration and antioxidants. Orange in nature, this little berry oil is a potent healing antioxidant for all skin types. Skin is more firm and supple. Helps to diminish fine lines and even skin tone.

Geranium Essential Oil
The forte of this elegant flower lies in its incessant regeneration of skin tissue. Promotes circulation and healing.

Hemp Seed Oil
Rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids which are easily absorbed by your skin. Helps to protect your skin from moisture loss.

 

You can learn more about the Jeffrey James line and purchase online at www.Target.com.

 

 

 

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

New! Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette

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Cargo has released a beautiful new eye shadow palette with everything you need to create a gorgeous eye look in three easy steps. I tried Palette 02, below you can see swatches of the colors starting with the cool light on the left and working down to the bottom right Shimmer base.

The base creates a beautiful canvas for the colors, I am definitely partial to the matte base. I found all the colors very pigmented and even more so when on top of the base color. On top of beautiful pigmented colors these shadows last all day and the great little palette makes it easy to take your look from day to night with a few sweeps of the brush. I wanted to show you one of these great looks but the pollen is outta control in Portland right now. My eyes go from tears to itchy and back again.

Check out this palette when you can at a great price and a beautiful way to update your look for Spring.

 

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Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette
Lift, define, and highlight eyes like a pro in three easy steps!
Expertly coordinated light, medium and dark shades work together to make your eyes appear more even, defined and highlighted.
Classic and dramatic eye looks are simple to achieve with directions for the lid, crease and outer corner shades and placement.
Warm and cool tones enhance the eyes and flatter every complexion.
Velvety smooth formula applies effortlessly for easy blending!

Features and Benefits

  • Paraben Free
  • Includes 6 matte shadows, 1 matte and 1 shimmer shadow base.
  • Versatile, dual-ended eye shadow brush delivers professional results
  • Black eye liner pencil (sharpenable) completes the look.

How to use:

For a classic eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the light shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the dark shade along lash line and in the outer corner

For a smokey eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the dark shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the light shade along lash line and in the outer corner

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The new Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette is available for purchase at www.cargocosmetics.com.

 

 

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

Get the Look: Model Off Duty with Murad Skincare

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We might not all be super models choosing our next campaign and booking a trip to some sunny photo shoot destination. But we can all have the gorgeous skin of a supermodel. And for beautiful skin Murad has everything you need to look as good bare faced as you do made up. Check out 3 products to get your skin looking so beautiful you may need to buy over sized sunglasses and a magazine to hide from the paparazzi.

 

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Number one step for getting your supermodel off duty look is bright, rested, eyes with firm skin. I am a  huge fan of the Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment.  After just my first use my under eye area felt moisturized and looked plumper and firmer. At the end of my first week I can see a definite improvement in the crows feet and my dark circle heck you would think I sleep 8 hours a night on a pillow of clouds. Another great product from Murad. If you are fighting fine lines and crow feet, run don’t walk to grab a tube of this and see how much a great serum can do in just 7 days.

Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment $68.00
This professional-strength treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

• 86% noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week*

THE BENEFITS
Eye Lift Firming Treatment is one of Dr. Murad’s most sought after, breakthrough anti-aging formulas. This treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Eye Lift Firming Treatment is the first product in the new Murad Professional collection. Now you can bring home the same professional-strength formulas used in Dr. Murad’s world-renowned dermatology office for dramatically more youthful skin without post-surgical downtime.

 

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Step two in your supermodel day off look is beautiful bright and clear skin. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum $90 (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors

 

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Step 3 for your Supermodel day off look is hydrated, glowing and smooth skin. For the ultimate in restoring your skins moisture look no further than Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. The beauty of this cream is how amazing deep it hydrates while being so feather light on my skin. Even with my temperamental combo skin this cream gives my skin restorative moisture that smooth line and hydrates and leaves my skin glowing. Not sure how they make such a thick, rich cream feel so light on my skin but I do know I love it.

 
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture $72
A luxurious, yet lightweight cream that provides 24-hour hydration to restore suppleness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

• 92% reported fine lines and wrinkles appeared less visible*

THE BENEFITS
Advanced Hyaluronic Acid technology enhances skin’s ability to attract and retain water deep within its surface for intense, long-lasting hydration. Coconut Extract provides superior moisture retention to inhibit dehydration and give the skin a youthfully smooth texture. Shea Butter, Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils condition skin to restore suppleness and support the skin’s natural protective barrier.

Combine with Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence for 5x the hydrating power*

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results may vary.

 

You can learn more about these amazing products  and purchase at www.Murad.com.

 

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


Get the Look: Amy Adams at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

 

CELEBRITY STYLIST LAINI REEVES STYLES AMY ADAMS FOR THE 2016 VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY

THE LOOK: Braided side part and loose waves

THE INSPIRATION: Laini was inspired by Amy’s gorgeous and sexy Versace gown

GET THE LOOK:

· Step 1: Start with wet hair and create a severe side part with a thin comb

· Step 2: Protect the hair! Apply ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray from roots to ends

· Step 3: Next, work ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray from roots to ends to create a natural, brushable hold

· Step 4: Take a thin section of hair from the shorter side of the part, divide the section in three, and begin to braid. As you continue to braid, add small sections of hair into the braid

· Step 5: Secure the braid at the nape of the neck with a small bobby pin

· Step 6: Blow dry the hair. Then, begin wrapping small sections of hair around a 2” curling iron barrel

· Step 7: Loosen the curls with a flat brush

· Step 8: Spray ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray to secure the look

PRODUCTS USED: ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care – a line of vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free haircare products. Please let me know if you’d like to receive samples of any of the products used for this look!

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray, $22

WHERE TO BUY: PureABBA.com, ULTA, Ricky’s, and professional salons