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Bride’s Best Beauty Buys this Summer!

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You finally found the perfect man, now it’s time to plan the perfect wedding. When it comes time to walk down the aisle, all eyes will be on you. Achieve a stunning glow with Best Bronze tanning and illuminating products. Remove unwanted hair with Silk’n products before your honeymoon. Here comes the stunning bride!

Let your golden tan be your “something new” with Best Bronze Self Tanner. This Brazilian product gives you a healthy glow without the risk of skin cancer. Follow the detailed step-by-step instructions for this at-home spray tan, and see how many people ask where you went on vacation. Use the Best Bronze Illuminator right before you walk down the aisle to accentuate your gorgeous tone.

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When you think of Brazilian women you think gorgeous ladies with perfectly bronzed skin right? Well now  you can get perfectly bronzed skin at home with a product that is a favorite among Brazilian celebs and models. Best Bronze Sunlees Tan Self- Tanning spray is now available in the US!

As a huge fan of a golden glow without the damaging my skin by baking in the sun I was on board to give this a trial run. Now I generally apply my self-tanner at night then let it process while I sleep so I get the best tan possible. Best Bronze Easy Bronzing Spray has a micro fine mist that made application a breeze. I spayed it on and ran a gloved hand over my skin really quick to ensure an even application.

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I like that this self tanner doesn’t have any of that tell tale self tanner scent. And even better? This stuff is dry and I mean completely dry in 5 minutes. I apply jump in bed and let the tanner do its magic. I love how this didn’t transfer to my sheets and in the morning I was really impressed with the beautiful bronze color. Its one of the most natural bronze colors I have ever achieved at home and I love how build able the color  is.  One light application gives you a great glow or build on it for a deeper tan look.

Easy Bronzing Spray – $54.00
BEST BRONZE SELF-TANNING SPRAY is a modern method of self-tanning that ensures easy application and an even tan without exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Best Bronze has a natural color and dries quickly, allowing you to see results within 3 hours after using the product. This product is a favorite among Brazilian models, celebrities and influencers is a modern, effective self-tanning method that eliminates the risk of exposure to sunlight.

8 Benefits:

  • Lasts 7 to 12 days
  • Tan is water resistant (after 8 hours of application)
  • Leaves a golden, natural-looking color
  • Can be applied on the face and the body
  • Formulated for all skin types
  • Conceals cellulites, spider veins and stretch marks
  • Recommended by dermatologists
  • Free of fragrances

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Now that you have acheieved a perfect bronze tan all you need is a little glow to perfect your look for your special day. BestBronse Illuminate adds the most gorgeous shimmer to your skin and hair and smells amazing.

The Kukui oil leaves your skin smelling like a tropical paradise and the spray absorbs quickly adding the perfect glow to your hair all why hydrating your skin and hair.

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Illuminator – $43.00
Luminate – The Best Bronze Luminizer is a quick and easy application that enhances and hydrates both the skin and hair. It provides the skin with an elegant golden glow and is ideal to use after the Best Bronze Sunless Tan Self-Tanning Spray. It also adds a beautiful shine to hair. Its formula contains Kukui oil, an anti-inflammatory oil from Hawaii, which provides nourishing and anti-aging affects. It will leave your skin soft and smooth, while drying quickly.

8 Benefits:

  • Gives skin elegant and golden glow
  • Gives shine to hair
  • Helps hair to be easily brushed or combed
  • Contains vitamins A, C and E
  • Skin will be dry after 3 minutes of using the illuminator
  • Hydrates dry skin and damaged hair
  • Exclusive, light fragrance

Available at www.bestbronze.com  or get and Easy Bronzing Spray at  www.rickysnyc.com.

silk'n flash & go

Once the wedding is over it’s time to jet set somewhere warm and sunny with your new partner. If you don’t want to be fussing with razor burn or bikini bumps on your honeymoon check out the Silk’n Flash and Go.

The Flash and Go is really easy, I just  shower and shave my legs and dry off. As the kit suggested I started with the lowest energy level.  Watch the unit and wait until the lights on the side blink then I push the pulse button. It felt warm on my skin but the sensation left after just a moment. Once I got going I tried to not overlap and work in a pattern across my leg. The best part is no pain! Even with my sensitive skin after my whole treatment there was zero irritation.

To get maximum results, you want to do the treatments every 2 weeks. I am on my 3 round oftreatment and I can am starting to see results on my legs the hair seems thinner and to even be growing in a bit slower. The most dramatic improvement is on my arm pits. The hair is nearly gone and even better I can avoid razor burn.

The Flash & Go can handle your most sensitive areas including your bikini line, upper lip, under arms.. you name it the Flash & Go is ready to get rid of unwanted hair.  And I can do it in my home whenever it is most convenient for me. And with repeated treatments the hair will be gone! If you do laser hair removal the savings with the Flash & Go are even more significant.

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Silk’n Flash&Go All-Over Hair Removal Handheld Device
Silk’n Flash&Go is an innovative light-based device for hair removal. The new high tech design of the Flash&Go applicator allows individuals to properly target and zone into any area that requires treatment. Silk’n Flash&Go provides you with hair removal previously only achievable in professional clinics.

Especially useful for treating sensitive areas (bikini line) or smaller, targeted areas (upper lip).
Plugs into the wall, eliminating the fear of a dying battery during treatment.
Updated protocol provides quicker results and increased efficacy.
Includes one device unit with narrow lamp cartridge, one bonus narrow lamp cartridge (total 2000 flashes) and instructional DVD.
Not available in Australia or New Zealand.

Drop the razor and treat yourself to a D.I.Y beauty treatment. The Silk’n Flash & Go is a light-based laser hair removal device that offers permanent results with zero pain. Use it in the comfort of your home and say goodbye shaving! Rest assured, razor burn and stubble won’t be on the guest list.

The package includes the Flash & Go handheld device, an extra lamp cartridge, instructional DVD and informational starter’s guide that explains everything you need to know about the device.

Retail Price: $299.99 available at www.silkn.com/flash-and-go/

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review on the site. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

OGX Lemon Highlights

 

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A tropical blend of brightening lemon citrus oil to enhance shimmery, sunlit highlights all year long, with rich coconut oil to smooth and add shine while exotic key lime extract takes you away to a sensual paradise.

 

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This is a great clarifying shampoo. I like to use if every 2-3 days its helps strip any extra gunk out of my hair while leaving it soft and clean. I have noticed my highlights are getting brighter and you can’t beat the amazing scent.

OGX lemon highlights shampoo $7.99
A unique blend of sulfate free surfactants to brighten your strands with each use. Keep your sexy sun-kissed strands all year round!

  • Enhances sunlit highlights all year long
  • Rich coconut oil smoothes & adds shine
  • With lemon citrus oil & key lime extract
  • Safe For Color-Treated Hair
  • Safe For All Hair Types

 

lemon highlight conditione

Love the amazing citrus scent of this conditioner it leaves my hair soft, shiny and easy to comb through. And it also makes a great shave cream.

OGX lemon highlights conditioner
Brightens your highlights, for hair that has a sunlit glow all year long!

lemon highlight spray

This mist is great for dry, dull summer hair. Just a tiny spritz and my hair is shiny and smooth. The lemon scent is amazing and it has helped brighten my highlights.

OGX citrus oil mist – lemon highlights
A tropical blend of sweet citrus oil to enhance shimmery, sunlit highlights, with rich coconut oil to smooth and add shine for hair that is silky soft, while exotic key lime extract takes you away to a sensual sunkissed paradise*.

Safe For Color-Treated Hair • Safe For All Hair Types

*Results may vary depending on hair type. Does not contain peroxide or any form of hair colorant or dye.

 

OGX products are available at your local Ulta store or online at www.utla.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.

I’m in looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette!

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It’s official – I’m in LOVE.

I get a LOT of eye shadow – on this site. I get a lot of people sending me a lot of beautiful shades to review. I am not complaining, it’s amazing! I haven’t had to buy eyeshadow in years and years! I’ve seen Urban Decay’s Naked palettes come and go – and I’ve never thought to buy one. I’ve been envious of them, but never actually branched out and bought one. Until now.

I was in Ulta the other day and I saw the Naked 3 palette and I knew it had to be mine. I plunked down the $54 for the pallet, and I have to say, it was probably the best $54 makeup purchase I’ve ever made. The possibilities are ENDLESS. There are so many makeup looks you can create with these gorgeous 12 colors – you will just DIE!

Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)

Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Naked3 includes a NEW double-ended shadow/blending brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer!

Our art-school-inspired tin case is a gorgeous rose-gold color (a subtle hint at the shades inside). Embossed on top with a big “Naked3″ and cool facets that beg to be touched, it’s sure to inspire lots of jealous stares.

What You See Is What You Get: Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle).

Fill Weight: 12 x 1.3 g / 12 x 0.05 oz

You can pick yours up here – or at your local Ulta!

New! Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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The ultimate collection of neutrals, Smashbox’s latest palette has every color you need for a light to smokey look. When I first started reading about this palette I was wondering why the reviews were so different. People either loved it or hated it and there didn’t seem to be a middle ground.

After a few uses I love it, the matte shades are vibrant and very long wearing and the shimmer colors are just that a light shimmer. Now possibly the women who didn’t like this palette like a more bold sparkle look on their eye. In my mid-30′s this was the perfect shimmer. It brightened my eye area without looking like I was over the top sparkly and heading to prom. I always use eye shadow primer and found these colors stay put really well, this is now my daily go-to palette. As you can see from the swatch below with one swipe the colors stayed true to how they looked in the palette.

 

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Along with the beautiful collection of colors, Smashbox also included a travel size Full Exposure Mascara. And even better for boring Betty’s like me they included a bonus pamphlet with different makeup looks based on the shape of your eyes! Such a great idea I have very round eyes and love the tips to get the best look for my eye shape. Overall this is a great collection of items and will work from every day looks for work to smokey eyes for a night on the town.

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Smashbox Full Exposure Palette $49

What it is:
A set of universally awesome neutrals that includes how-tos for six different eye shapes.

What it does:
This versatile palette includes 14 must-have neutral shades—from nudes to blacks—in long-wearing shimmers and velvety smooth mattes. The clearly organized palette—shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom—makes them easy to work with, and the kit also includes a breakthrough eye shape chart to achieve your most gorgeous look, along with a dual-ended brush to use with both formulas, and a bonus Full Exposure Mascara sample.

This set contains:
- 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in shimmer shades (top row): Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl, Deep Golden Brown with Gold Pearl, Soft Gold with Gold and Silver Pearl, Light Tan with Gold and Silver Pearl, Golden Wheat with Gold Pearl, Midtone Slate with Silver Pearl, Rich Grey with Multicolor and Silver Pearl
- 7 x 0.035 oz eye shadow in matte shades (bottom row): Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Matte Midtone Brown, Soft Matte Midtone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Soft Light Taupe, Ashy Dark Brown, Suede Black
- 0.14 oz Full Exposure Mascara deluxe sample
- Get-the-look eye shape chart

What else you need to know:
The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it. On set, they’ve seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere—in front of the cameras or behind the scenes.

Just like you dress to flatter your body shape, eye makeup should be applied based on your eye shape. After nine years of research looking at more than 5,000 eyes, the Smashbox R&D team narrowed it down to six main shapes. Their artists then created how-to’s based on the shapes to get the most gorgeous eyes possible with this palette.

smashbox 24hr eyeshadow primer

I won’t apply eye shadow without a primer, but even with primer sometimes I have issues with shadow fading or creasing especially in the warmer months. Smashbox’s new 24hr Photo Finish Shadow Primer is here to save the day! This primer is everything I never knew I needed and wanted.

The texture is nice and light and easy to work with. The best part is my eye shadow sticks like glue! I can apply my shadow in the morning and no matter what my day entails even a long workout and my shadow looks fresh and new. This has even helped stopped the creasing my eye shadow loves to do on hot days. You just need a small dab of product so one tube should last me a very long time. If you are shopping for a primer don’t miss this one!

SMASHBOX 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer $20

What it is:
A shadow primer that locks on more vibrant color for a full 24 hours.

What it does:
This primer makes shadows last and has the added benefit of making color appear more vibrant. Sweat- and humidity-resistant, this formula doesn’t fade, crease, or smudge for 24 hours.

What else you need to know:
“A primer that makes my eye shadow last for 24 hours? Yes, please! I’ll never have to worry about my shadow looking like a hot mess after yoga or a long night out!” — Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist.

“My models kept asking for a primer that would keep their eye shadow on after a shoot, because they liked the look so much. This primer is literally like glue for your shadow.”— Davis Factor, Smashbox Founder and Celebrity Photographer

You can find this and other great Smashbox products at Smashbox.com  and Sephora.com.

 

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