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Total Beauty Collection for HSN Review

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I have your first look at the exclusive Total Beauty Collection for HSN Box – this box is filled with samples from HSN’s fan’s favorite brands and curated by the TotalBeauty.com team.

This special box created for HSN has nine sample products including Soap & Glory, NYX and Too Faced, YBF, Nyakio and more  for only $19.95 with free shipping. Included in the box is a $10 off coupon that you can spend on any full-size product from the brands participating in the box.

The collection will be released on HSN.com June 23rd and then on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. The on-air special will have the Total Beauty editors on to share their tips, talk about the collection and answer your questions!

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Total Beauty Collection for HSN

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YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer
The YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer is meant to smooth and refine the appearance of your face and extend the life of the makeup on your face. The primer is yellow-based to neutralize but the tint is super subtle and disappears by the time you rub it into your skin.  I love the silky smooth texture, it goes on easy and feels great on my skin. It made a huge difference on hot days and kept my makeup put.

Too Faced Lip Insurance
I love primers but somehow had missed this gem. This lip primer  prolongs the life of the lip color and prevent feathering, bleeding and creasing. Lip Insurance fills in any little lip cracks and creases for a smooth canvas to work with and makes my lipstick last hours rather than minutes.

NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in Beat Goes On 03
A full size tube in a great shade for summer. This sparkly pale pink lipgloss is packed with gold and opal shimmer. I thought this color might be a little too light but I have really loved it. Gives my lips a nice soft pink color and feels great on.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Extreme Renewal Exfoliating Facial
This was very different from normal exfoliators but I love it. You apply the clay like product to your skin and let it dry for ten minutes. Once its dry add a bit of water to your fingertips and start massaging your skin to reactivate it. After I had worked it in and rinsed my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth, perfect for an at home spa night.

Tan Towel Self Tan Towelette
The Tan Towel is a towelette concentrated with a self-tanning formula for quick application with no streaks or mess. Within 2-4 hours, you should have a natural looking glow and can re-apply with another Tan Towel if you’d like a darker tan.  Make sure to exfoliate before use. One towel covered my legs, arms, chest, back and face. The product dried quickly and left a nice golden glow, no orange!

Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Signature Collection
This collection smells wonderful and feels great on. The polish was gentle and didn’t aggravate my skin and left it really soft. This body scrub is perfect for use before the Tan Towelette and the coffee scent is invigorating. And last but not least the Hydrating Face Oil feels amazing. It absorbs right away without feeling heavy or greasy and leaves my skin hydrated and smooth.

  • Kenyan Coffee Face Polish -“Kenyan Coffee and Jojoba gently remove dull skin, while Lemongrass and Neroli Oils provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub – “Kenyan Coffee and Sugar remove dull skin, while Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut – “African Kola Nut and a blend of African Ximenia, Chamomile and Trichilia Oils revitalize and hydrate for over 12 hours. With only a few drops, skin becomes smooth, moisturized and more youthful-looking.”

Taya Copaiba Resin with Volumizing Elixir
This product is formulated with Copaiba Resin which is a fibrous binding sap that leaks from the trunk and bark of the Copaiba Tree. This treatment is meant to provide volume, lift and bounce to your hair.  Just wash your hair and apply to damp towel dried hair. The oil is very light and didn’t weight my hair down and smelled great.

Ruby Falls Sugar Scrub
A great citrus scent and the perfect size for travel. Perfect for before self tanning or just keeping your skin smooth all summer.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Moisturizer
Quick relief for dry skin. Righteous Butter is a great thick body butter but feels like a light lotion on my skin. It hydrates so well and I love how well it absorbs leaving no greasy feeling behind.  And the best part this body butter smells good enough to eat.

A really great box with so many quality samples. Don’t forget to tune into HSN, this collection will be released on HSN.com June 23rd and then again on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. Don’t miss out!

You can learn more about this collection and purchase here.

 

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

Total Beauty Collection for HSN

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I love the Total Beauty Collections, the boxes are reasonably priced and always come full of the best products. The new Collection for HSN contains 9 deluxe samples! I really like that  unlike most samples box programs, there’s no subscription required for the Total Beauty Collections. I can just buy them when I want with no opting out of recurring charges.

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Check out what came  inside my Total Beauty Collection for HSN box:

Definitely a great collection in this Total Beauty box. A few products I am already obsessed with and a few new items that I can’t believe I was living without. Check out below to see what my favorites were.

One tube of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (.17 OZ) – 100% saw more dramatic volume, 100% saw longer lashes, 90% saw a dramatic look with one coat. I am all about makeup that is quick and easy, and if it looks like I spent time creating my look? Even better!  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is truly a standout a great volumizing mascara it leaves my lashes looking long and fuller and the formula even curls them! Talk about multitasking. And this mascara stays put all day no clumping, flaking or fading

Wei East China Herbal Intensive Eye Treatment Pads (2 pads) – With 72 potent Chinese herbs. For puffiness and dark circles. I have been seriously lacking in the sleep department lately and my eyes are showing it. Yesterday my eyes were killing me so I put these little pads on  and laid down. I ended up taking a wee 30 minute nap and when I got up I felt great and my eyes looked much better. The pads are cool and moist and felt great on my skin and I could see an instant improvement in the puffiness under my eyes.

EiyseeYouthspan Enviro-shield Tinted Veil ( .25 OZ)- Lightly tinted.  This tinted moisturizer  has anti-aging properties and when applied a very faint color and shimmer. Its barely noticeable but it did make my skin appear brighter. As its a sample I can’t attest for the long term anti-aging benefits but it did feel nice and light on. A nice product but nothing I will add to my must have list.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial (.50 OZ) – A deep cleansing, micro-polisher that smoothes, lifts and tightens the skin’s overall appearance. With sensitive skin the word peel always scared me a bit but The Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial did a great job without irritating my skin. It has a great tea tree scent which I love but if your not a tea tree scent person it might be overwhelming. It left my skin soft and smooth without irritation, definitely a great choice before a heavier night cream.

One tube of Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials  – Upper eye brightener and shadow primer. I am all about eye primers with darker skin around my eyes its a necessity to get my eye shadow colors to stay true. I really like the Trish McEvoy Eye Base it really brightened my eyes and after testing with a few shadows it helped all of them stay put all day long.

Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream (1 fl. OZ) –  With sweet almond milk. I love the Sweet almond milk scent and this lotion did a great job moisturizing my hands. It’s definitely on the heavier cream side so this is perfect for keeping hands smooth or healing chapped, dry skin in winter.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil ( .1 fl. OZ) – Sacred strengthening serum for stronger hair. Ahh I love Carol’s Daughter the scents of these products are amazing. This is a great strengthening oil for dry and damaged hair its very rich and you only need a very small amount to really cover your hair.

M. Asam VINOLIFT (.33 fl. OZ) – Skin Tightening Cream. I haven’t tried a lot of skin tightening creams so I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. The Vinolift went on easily and absorbed well but I noticed you have to use a very small amount or it can leave your face feeling dry.

One sample tube of benefit POREfessional  – To minimize the appearance of pores. I have been a fan of POREfessional for quite awhile. This ultra lightweight cream goes to work instantly to hide my pores and smooth out my complexion. I love how light it feels on my skin and it works wonders to hide my pores.
The Total Beauty Collection for HSN will be available soon. This is a can’t miss collection just the Better Than Sex Mascara and POREfessional alone make this box a steal.  You can also check out other Total Beauty Collection boxes available now at www. TotalBeauty.com

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of the above listed product for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Total Beauty Collection for HSN

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I love the Total Beauty Collections, the boxes are reasonably priced and always come full of the best products. The new Collection for HSN contains 9 deluxe samples! I really like that  unlike most samples box programs, there’s no subscription required for the Total Beauty Collections. I can just buy them when I want with no opting out of recurring charges.

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Check out what came  inside my Total Beauty Collection for HSN box:

Definitely a great collection in this Total Beauty box. A few products I am already obsessed with and a few new items that I can’t believe I was living without. Check out below to see what my favorites were.

One tube of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (.17 OZ) – 100% saw more dramatic volume, 100% saw longer lashes, 90% saw a dramatic look with one coat. I am all about makeup that is quick and easy, and if it looks like I spent time creating my look? Even better!  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is truly a standout a great volumizing mascara it leaves my lashes looking long and fuller and the formula even curls them! Talk about multitasking. And this mascara stays put all day no clumping, flaking or fading

Wei East China Herbal Intensive Eye Treatment Pads (2 pads) – With 72 potent Chinese herbs. For puffiness and dark circles. I have been seriously lacking in the sleep department lately and my eyes are showing it. Yesterday my eyes were killing me so I put these little pads on  and laid down. I ended up taking a wee 30 minute nap and when I got up I felt great and my eyes looked much better. The pads are cool and moist and felt great on my skin and I could see an instant improvement in the puffiness under my eyes.

EiyseeYouthspan Enviro-shield Tinted Veil ( .25 OZ)- Lightly tinted.  This tinted moisturizer  has anti-aging properties and when applied a very faint color and shimmer. Its barely noticeable but it did make my skin appear brighter. As its a sample I can’t attest for the long term anti-aging benefits but it did feel nice and light on. A nice product but nothing I will add to my must have list.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial (.50 OZ) – A deep cleansing, micro-polisher that smoothes, lifts and tightens the skin’s overall appearance. With sensitive skin the word peel always scared me a bit but The Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial did a great job without irritating my skin. It has a great tea tree scent which I love but if your not a tea tree scent person it might be overwhelming. It left my skin soft and smooth without irritation, definitely a great choice before a heavier night cream.

One tube of Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials  – Upper eye brightener and shadow primer. I am all about eye primers with darker skin around my eyes its a necessity to get my eye shadow colors to stay true. I really like the Trish McEvoy Eye Base it really brightened my eyes and after testing with a few shadows it helped all of them stay put all day long.

Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream (1 fl. OZ) –  With sweet almond milk. I love the Sweet almond milk scent and this lotion did a great job moisturizing my hands. It’s definitely on the heavier cream side so this is perfect for keeping hands smooth or healing chapped, dry skin in winter.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil ( .1 fl. OZ) – Sacred strengthening serum for stronger hair. Ahh I love Carol’s Daughter the scents of these products are amazing. This is a great strengthening oil for dry and damaged hair its very rich and you only need a very small amount to really cover your hair.

M. Asam VINOLIFT (.33 fl. OZ) – Skin Tightening Cream. I haven’t tried a lot of skin tightening creams so I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. The Vinolift went on easily and absorbed well but I noticed you have to use a very small amount or it can leave your face feeling dry.

One sample tube of benefit POREfessional  – To minimize the appearance of pores. I have been a fan of POREfessional for quite awhile. This ultra lightweight cream goes to work instantly to hide my pores and smooth out my complexion. I love how light it feels on my skin and it works wonders to hide my pores.
The Total Beauty Collection for HSN will be available soon. This is a can’t miss collection just the Better Than Sex Mascara and POREfessional alone make this box a steal.  You can also check out other Total Beauty Collection boxes available now at www. TotalBeauty.com

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of the above listed product for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.


Introducing David Evangelista ‘Straight’ Hair Smoothing and Straightening Serum

David Evangelista Straight Smoothing and Straightening Serum
Use it when you want that sleek straight hair with intense shine and no commitment – you’ll get exceptional smooth manageability and control until your next shampoo. Enjoy curly hair one day, straight the next, and back to wavy or curly when you wash it out. How much fun is that?

With naturally curly hair I of course love the look of my hair straightened. But I have to be careful to not destroy my hair in the process with heat and harsh products. I had the chance to review the new David Evangelista Straight Smoothing and Straightening Serum and it really is something special. The formula has a milk like color and texture. You just work it through towel dried hair then blow dry as usual.

As you can see from the photo above my hair is very curly and the image on the right was taken right after I blow dried with just the David Evangelista Straight Serum in my hair. I love how soft my hair looks and feels and it dried much faster than normal cutting down on heat damage. I was impressed how straight my hair was after blow drying I think this is a great product that will work for a lot of hair types. And the best part it washes right out so I can be curly the next day.

David Evangelista Straight Smoothing and Straightening Serum

What It Does
Coats hair for damage protection from blow drying
Give hair a soft, clean feel

Features:
Daily smoothing treatment with a unique blend of argan oil, hemp and vegetable protein
Uses Vegetable Protein Technology
Humidity- and frizz-resistant
Keratin-free
Formaldehyde-free
Made in USA

How to Use:
Apply to towel-dried, shampooed and conditioned hair
Use a nickel-size for short hair; a quarter-size for long hair
Distribute evenly throughout your hair
Blow-dry with your favorite brush for the desired effect

$24.50