Celebrate National Oatmeal Day on October 29th with #AveenoLovesOat

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Dontcha just LOVE oatmeal? The health benefits seem to be endless!

  • They are full of fiber – which helps lower cholesterol.
  • They are FULL of healthy minerals.
  • They are low in calories.
  • They reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
  • They reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
  • They lower blood pressure.

And that’s just what’s on the INSIDE!

Here are five ways to reap the beauty benefits of oatmeal:

  • Bath soak: For a truly relaxing bath, pour a cup of plain oatmeal into your tub as it fills up with warm water. Then add a few drops of lavender oil or a pinch of dried lavender. Soak in this aromatherapy solution for 15 to 30 minutes. The oatmeal will cleanse your skin and lock in moisture, while the lavender produces a calming, soothing scent.
  • Itchy skin remedy: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “itchy, dry skin often has a high pH level, but oatmeal can help normalize your skin’s pH, which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal baths also soften and moisturize your skin, which helps lock in moisture and protect skin from exterior irritants.”
  • Face wash: Oatmeal contains chemicals known as saponins that are characterized by their intense cleansing properties. Saponins are commonly added to shampoos and detergents for it’s emulsifying and foaming abilities that create a rich lather. Dr. Stuart believes this makes oatmeal ideal to use as a face mask, cleanser or soap for every skin type, especially sensitive skin. For a simple homemade recipe, mix whole oatmeal with warm water into a paste and add a teaspoon of honey. Rub the cleanser onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse face. The antibacterial action of honeywill also help to relieve inflamed skin and alleviate dryness.
  • Exfoliator treatment: If over-the-counter scrubs tend to leave your skin raw and red, try exfoliating with a do-it-yourself treatment with blended colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil, brown sugar and lukewarm water. You’ll get the same cleansing and buffering properties without all the unnecessary harshness. Plus, the coconut oil will give your skin a healthy-looking glow.
  • Dry shampoo: Just as oatmeal works wonders at removing excess dirt and debris from the body, it can also help to reduce the appearance of dirty hair. Blondes can brush through a light dusting of finely ground oats throughout their strands to soak up excess oils. Your homemade oatmeal dry shampoo will also help to relieve an itchy scalp.

Good thing Aveeno is here to provide all the amazing beauty benefits of oatmeal!!

Did you know that October 29th is National Oatmeal Day? In collaboration with Aveeno as an Ambassador, they provided me with this gorgeous Mochila Bag – and a bunch of goodies! #AveenoLovesOat!

How gorgeous is this hand-woven bag?

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Inside my Mochila bag was a bunch of Aveeno Goodies! I have their Daily Moisturizing Lotion – which is AMAZING. I’m super excited to try their soothing bath treatment which uses 100% natural oatmeal for soothing aching skin. I can’t wait to use it next time my son comes home from playing a long football game!

They also sent along a MixMyOwn.com oatmeal, in Aveeno’s special blend! YUM! I had never checked out MixMyOwn.com before – what a cool site! Go check it out!

What is your favorite oatmeal product? Hashtag your answers to #AveenoLovesOat!

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post – the products were sent for review purposes only. Opinions here are 100% my own.


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Tarte Away Oui Go Palette & Collector’s Set

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Love this time of year, is there anything more exciting than holiday palettes?  I am in love with Tarte’s Away Oui Go Collector’s Set & Portable Palette, its by far one of my favorite holiday collections from Tarte. This palette includes four removable eye and cheek palettes (which includes 16 full-sized Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows and four full sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes!), three deluxe sized Maracuja Lip Glosses, a Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, and a light blue collector’s compact, which you can insert the removable palettes into. It has a mirror inside and the outside has a tufted-stitch pattern with white pearls on it.

 

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I love the four custom color palettes, gorgeous neutrals with lots of pigments perfect for any holiday look. I can’t decided which of the sets I like most and its so great I can switch them out to make an easy to-go makeup palette. I found all of the colors highly pigmented and with my eye shadow primer they stay put all day.

A $410 value!

The exclusive, limited-edition set includes:

  • 16 full size, French-inspired Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows (0.07 oz. each)
  • 4 full size Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes: Irresistible (soft melon), Envisioned (sheer coral), Limitless (peach rose), Intrigue (rose petal) (0.158 oz. each)
  • 3 deluxe Maracuja Lip Glosses: Paris (raspberry), Cannes (light pink), Nice (nude mauve) (0.06 fl. oz. each)
  • Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • Portable collector’s compact (0.14 oz.)

The tufted mini-palette is so cute, I was in love at first look. Each palette has a magnet to keep it in the main box the just pop it out with the ribbon and drop it into the portable compact.

 

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The portable compact has a small mirror makes on the go touch-ups a snap.

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The Away Oui Go Collection came with three deluxe size Maracuja Lip glosses. I love the three shades included, Paris is my favorite a beautiful raspberry creme it goes with every look. I’m not a huge fan of the applicator brush. I personally like soft wand tips better and found the bristles a bit stiff for application but the rest of the palette is so fantastic its easy to overlook my gloss wand issues.

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A beautiful collection for yourself or as a gift. I think this palette is a great bang for your buck with very wearable colors and the portable palette is unique and so cute you won’t want to leave home without it!

You can learn more about this palette and purchase at www.ulta.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


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Reverse Summer Damage to Hair with Pureology

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Has the sun, salt and sand from the summer months taken a toll on your colour-treated locks? Pureology’s Strength Cure haircare system can help restore your damaged hair and start fresh in time for fall.

Featuring Asta-Repair™

  • Astaxanthin, a powerful nature-derived antioxidant, and our exclusive AntiFade Complex, for beautiful colour-treated hair
  • Haircare products design specially for damaged hair including heat or mechanical damage, environmental damage and chemical or colour damage
  • Keravis, Ceramide and Arginine help replace the cysteine bonds and heal the micro-scarred cuticle to restore strength and velvety softness
  • 97% Improved Hair Strength After Only 1 Use of the Strength Cure Shampoo, Condition, and Split End Salve!*

 

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Love how great the Strength Cure Shampoo smells and how well it cleans my hair. I need just a small amount to get my hair really fresh and clean. The formula works great for my color treated and naturally curly hair as it cleans without drying it out.

Start by shampooing with Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo. This luxurious formula will both cleanse and restore moisture and protein to damaged hair.

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My hair took a pretty hard hit this summer between highlighting and long days in the sun and water. The Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque is just the TLC my dry. thirsty hair needed. After washing I apply a good dollop and work through my hair and leave it for 5 -7 minutes. The masque rinses away easily and leaves my hair so soft and hydrated.

If you have 5 minutes to spare, Strength Cure Restorative Masque is the ultimate in healing and repairing hair from summer damage. The masque features Pureology’s exclusive formula that provides the perfect blend of strength and softness. Apply to damp hair from roots to end and leave-in for 5 minutes.

Pureology Strength Cure Split End Salve

I have been growing out my hair and I was starting to have some issues with split ends. After the first weeks use I started to see a big improvement in the ends of my hair. Now after two weeks my ends are smooth and split end free. This is a great product for anyone with long hair or prone to split ends.

To reduce breakage and strengthen hair fibers, apply 1-2 pumps of Strength Cure Split End Salve from mid-lengths to ends. This leave in fortifying serum will smooth and reinforce the cuticle layer. Will help smooth split ends and seal damaged cuticles.

Check out more about the Pureology line and purchase online at www.pureology.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


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New! Killer Queen Royal Revolution by Katy Perry

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Katy Perry’s latest fragrance Killer Queen Revolution now available. The first thing I noticed about this fragrance was the beautiful blue bottle. The scent itself is a fresh, sweet floral.The sandalwood and vanilla orchid make a gorgeous combo. I love how smooth and sweet this is and I get lots of compliments whenever I wear it.

Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution by Katy Perry
Katy Perry Royal Revolution is the third fragrance that was created in collaboration with Coty. Royal Revolution arrives on the market in a blue bottle. It is an irresistible floral fragrance inspired by the beauty of blue diamond.

The composition is floral and slightly fruity. The top notes include aromas of red pomegranate and pink freesia. Jasmine and orange flower are enriched with sandalwood in the heart, while the base includes unusually mystical notes of blackthorn with addition of vanilla orchid, leather and skin musk.

The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection for body care.

$59 at Macys and Macys.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


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