5 Minute Beauty Solutions: Patchology FlashMasques and FlashPatches

The NEW Patchology FlashMasques and FlashPatches are the perfect 5-minute solutions to help you look your best in just 5 minutes! Created with unique formulations and luxurious materials, these two new products address the needs of the under eyes and entire face in a flash.

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I am sold hook, line and sinker on these little patches. My allergies have been killing me, the Pacific Northwest has been hit with an extraordinarily bad allergy season. Along with red, scratchy eyes my eye area is puffy and feels ick. The first time I put these patches on I felt like running outside and going full Maria Von Trapp singing the Hills Are Alive as I spin in circles through clouds of pollen. The eye masks felt like ice cold angel kisses on my allergy swollen skin.

I love to apply these at night before I brush my teeth and get ready for bed. The feel so amazing and after I remove there is a bit of serum I gently pat in to work over night while I sleep. The results is brighter, smoother skin that feels as great as it looks.


Patchology FlashPatches
Patchology’s hydrogel FlashPatches deliver deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot in just five minutes! Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent FlashPatches accelerate the delivery of ingredients to the eye area utilizing HydraSurge5 Moisture System to relieve puffiness, eye fatigue, and to deeply hydrate eyes revealing a smoother, brighter, youthful appearance for a perfect pre-makeup finish! They are packaged in a jar that contains 30 pairs of patches, making them incredibly affordable, convenient and environmentally friendly.

Pricing/Availability: $50.00 for 30 pairs of FlashPatches. $1.67 per eye treatment / Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Patchology.com


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While I love at home spa treatments time is something I never have a lot of.  So I jumped at the chance to try Patchology’s FlashMasques, all the benefits of a great face mask but it only takes 5 minutes.

I sampled the Exfoliate FlashMasque and the first thing I noticed upon opening the package was the amazing scent. Fresh and clean with a hint of citrus. The mask itself is made of a super soft baby blanket like material.  The mask formed well to my face and I was able to get things done without it falling off. Just 5 quick minutes and I removed the mask. It leaves a bit of serum on your skin which you just rub in.

My skin felt great after just 5 minutes and was so smooth.  I love how great the results are in just 5 minutes. And the serum left my skin smooth and ready for makeup such an easy addition to my morning routine and just once a week is all it takes for great results.


Patchology FlashMasques
Patchology’s FlashMasques are made of a luxe fabric that stays put as you move and has a ‘barely there’ look once applied. While most sheet masks take 15-20 minutes, the Patchology FlashMasques drench skin with deep hydration in as little as 5 minutes due to Patchology’s proprietary HydraSurge5 Moisture System that contains a combination of five proven hydrating ingredients and highly advanced mask fabric. Upon use, you are left with a balanced skin tone resulting in brighter and more youthful-looking skin. FlashMasques are currently available in the following types to address targeted skincare needs: exfoliate, hydrate and illuminate.

Price/Availability: $50 for a package of 8 FlashMasques. $6.25 per masque treatment/ Neiman Marcus, NeimanMarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Patchology.com.


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

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Sandal Season Must Have! Out of Africa Shea Butter Foot Cream


Sandal season is back! And while I love this time of year it can leave the skin on my feet dry and icky. And the last thing you want is dry, scratchy heels in your brand new sandals. I had been looking for a new foot cream and had the chance to try Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream.

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First thing I noticed was the refreshing peppermint and tea tree oil scent. It smells great and  feels amazing on my feet after a long day. The cream is really rich and thick and hydrated my skin without leaving it feeling greasy. After just the first 3 days I love how much softer the skin on my feet and heels is. Definitely will be a bedside staple this summer. I keep this next to my bed apply before bed and let the lotion go to work while I get my Zzz’s.

Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream
Bring cracked, dry heels back to baby soft with Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream. Created to provide 100% natural relief and relaxation for tired feet, this restorative cream is enriched with 20% pure and unrefined shea butter for exceptional comfort and renewal. Roughness will fade away as ultra-nourishing shea softens to deep treat. With the addition of peppermint, mint, rosemary and tea tree oils, Out of Africa’s Shea Butter Foot Cream will create a refreshing, cooling sensation perfect for sole stress relief. These anti-microbial oils will also keep feet smelling fresh. With continued use, feet will feel hydrated, silky soft and soothed with redness, achiness and irritation reduced. This nutrient rich, creamy formula is also ideal for diabetic skin relief.

Price: $7.99 for 3.4oz via outofafricashea.com


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

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8 Beauty Must-Haves For Looking HOT This Summer!

8 Beauty Must-Haves For Looking HOT This Summer!

By Cassie Brewer

One of the most fun things about summer is what you get to wear – or not-wear! Whether you’re donning the latest bikini fashions on the beach, bringing your style to a music festival, or just going for a drive in the sun, there are several new trends this summer that are even hotter than the weather!

1. Monochromatic Sunglasses

Black and white patterned sunglasses are all the rage this summer, bringing a high-fashion feel to any outfit. Pair yours with something bright like Miley Cyrus and her Emma Mulholland shades, or find a pair in virtually any print or variance on the shelves this summer.

2. High-Waisted Bikinis

Hailing back to a more retro feel, high-waisted bikinis are making a comeback, with more styles and colors available than ever before. Some women like the more modest feeling this kind of swimsuit confers — it’s definitely a big opposite to triangle string bikinis! They also look great on most any body type as they emphasize the natural waistline rather than hugging low on the hips.


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3. Sun Hats

Stay out of the sun with a sexy sun hat. Sun hats are always a great go-to for your swimming suit, but the options in summer really are endless. Pair a floppy straw number with a scooped neckline, or with skinny jeans. Try out a dark colored wide-brimmed hat with long dresses and off the shoulder numbers.

4. Mini Backpacks

The backpack is back! Mini backpacks and style backpacks are certainly a must-have this summer for a cute addition to your look that is serviceable as well as stylish! Bring all your necessary items around with you at music festivals and events this summer.


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5. Belly Chains

You’ve got the shades and the bikini, but have you tried rocking a body chain yet to complete your summer sun-kissed look? Belly and body chains are an eye catching way to amp up your bikini or bandeau top. Hot!

6. Sunless Tanner

One of the sexiest things these days has got to be protecting your skin from sun damage. Especially hard in the summertime when all you want to do is play outside and get that beautiful sun-kissed glow! Never fear, the latest sunless tanner to hit the shelves uses the latest science to bring you some sun in a bottle minus the skin cancer. St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion works on wet skin, and unlike other sunless tanners gets you a glow that’s even, not streaky.

7. Minimalist Jewelry

Minimalist jewelry is definitely trending this summer as a cool, effortless and yet elegant way to bring some creativity to any wardrobe. Especially important in summer is the ability to take an outfit from daytime fun to a dressy night out, and minimalist jewelry is a great way to achieve that. Mix and match pieces of different metals, shapes, or styles, and if you have a statement piece like an awesome ring or bracelet, don’t be afraid to throw it on with the rest of your ensemble.

8 .Denim Pieces

Jeans are my personal favorite – you can dress them up and down, and nothing says effortlessly cool like a good pair of blues. Denim is becoming trendy this summer for off-beat items like shoes and handbags, so be sure to be on the watch for these pieces. Don’t forget to try out basic jeans, like these awesome patch B-Sides, in your everyday look.


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Summer is the best time to try out new accessories, looks, and just be a lighter, sunnier you! Check out these must-have items to make your summer one you won’t soon forget.

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Introducing Kendall Jenner for Modern Muse Le Rouge


Be Daring. Be An Inspiration.

Estée Lauder unveils a daring new facet of modern femininity – Modern Muse Le Rouge, a new fragrance
inspired by the glamorous, more provocative side of a Modern Muse. Le Rouge reflects the woman who is
confident and sexy. She never goes unnoticed. It’s all about her signature color of red – which embodies her
style, attitude and undeniably powerful effect.

The Le Rouge Muse dares to inspire. She commands a reaction with her boldness, timeless glamour and
enviable confidence. Her style and presence always make an impression. She is bold, daring and sexy; she’s a
provocative inspiration to others.


A Fruity Floral Oriental scent, Modern Muse Le Rouge is a sexy contrast of rich roses awakened by ripe fruits
with a velvet cream accord that captures the drama of this muse’s personality. The innovative “dualimpression”
fragrance structure allows women to experience the fragrance through two contrasting accords:

  • Ripened Roses Accord: This facet of the fragrance captures the undeniable boldness of the Le Rouge
    woman and the color. Juicy fruitiness of Bourgeon de Cassis and Raspberry, contrasted with vibrant
    Pink Pepper and Saffron blends with the floral richness of Bulgarian Rose and the petally freshness of
    Rose Centifolia.
  • Velvet Cream Accord: Her sexy, provocative sense of style and dramatic presence are expressed
    through an addictive blend of full-bodied Madagascar Vanilla and the textural muskiness of Ambrette,
    refined with earthy, seductive Vetiver and Patchouli – and freshened with the lush femininity of
    Magnolia Flower and Jasmine.


“It was not just about capturing the scent of red, it was about capturing a state of mind, a vibrant, dramatic
attitude,” says Karyn Khoury, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fragrance Development Worldwide, The Estée
Lauder Companies. “This woman inspires others through her unwavering confidence, glamour and
sophistication. She lives her life to be noticed – and every ingredient in this scent was carefully selected to
reflect that.”

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