REVIEW: Vegan Anti-Aging Hand Cream

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Out of Africa’s Pure Shea Butter Hand Cream in Vanilla (1oz or 2.5oz) will revive parched hands, providing a silky smooth finish that absorbs quickly and is never greasy to the touch. This cruelty-free, vegan formula can be used as a daily moisturizer or as an intense treatment to repair chapped skin. Made with 20% pure, unrefined shea butter naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E and F, it also shield hands from premature aging by fading fine lines and wrinkles. Hands will instantly feel baby soft and supple.

I’ve been using it for the past week – as the weather shifts from warm to COLD. My hands are the first thing that changes with the weather, so I was super excited to see this in the mail. The quickly-absorbed vegan lotion is JUST what I needed! If there’s one thing I hate about hand lotion – it’s the greasy feeling you get after. This is NOT one of those lotions. It quickly soaks into your skin, leaving it feeling softer and hydrated!

I highly recommend this lotion! Follow the link about to purchase your own! $6.99 – $10.99


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John Freida’s Styling Tools by Conair – are amazing!

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The perfect curl varies with hair length, texture, and personal style! With John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair you can create your perfect wave for any desired look! John Frieda Styling Tools Tight Curls, Volume Curls, and Loose Curls are each innovative stylers that feature exclusive ionic frizz-fighting technology and true ceramic heat with LCD temperature control and auto-shut off. They are made with scratch resistant ceramic titanium barrels, John Frieda’s top of the line tools are the ultimate in professional heat styling. Take your pick!

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Tight Curls 1-inch Barrel: Tight, bouncy curls are best achieved with a smaller curling iron like a 1-inch barrel model. Price:$29.99

2.       John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Loose Curls 1¼-inch Barrel: Wild, loose curls come from a curling iron with a larger barrel. Price:$29.99

3.       John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Volume Curls 1 ½-inch Barrel: Create voluminous waves with a 1½-inch curling iron Price:$32.99

I love the 1 1/2 inch barrel Styling Tool. It is perfect! It makes the most perfect, soft curls ever!

I find it so much easier to use than the curling wand. That thing always burns my fingers! This is so easy to use- and gives amazing, soft curls!

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Jamie King Talks Beauty Routine, Being a Mom and Travel.

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Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark

Jaime King at launch of new formula for Nouráge to benefit Locks of Love

 

Do you have a special connection to Locks of Love? If so what?

  • It was the perfect collaboration; I have been working with cancer charities forever
  • For me to do this event with Nouráge made perfect sense because I truly believe in the product and also because Locks of Love is donating money for kids
  • So little of the money for research for cancer actually goes towards children, so feel like anything that we can do to help children especially with this disease
  • Every one of us knows someone that has had it
  • It is really a priority for me to be involved in that

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Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark

Is health and wellness important to you? If so what do you do on a daily basis to stay healthy? Are there any natural beauty practices that you swear by?

  • Wake up and take Nouráge because it is right by my nightstand
  • Drink a full glass of water because it is the most important thing for your hair and skin and for it to flush all the toxins out of your skin
  • Wash and exfoliate face –using either Le Prairie or La Mer serum on my face, or Alba Botanica or Herbology from London really great organic product
  •  Don’t wear makeup if I don’t have to

What are some of your favorite workouts? Why?

  • Mary Helen Bowers Ballet Beautiful because she was 15-minute beauty ballet blasts that you can do if you don’t have a lot of time
  • Love to hike and be outdoors
  • Just carrying around my kid for 3 blocks is a workout for 10 days
  • Really believe in finding what you love to do and makes you happy then you won’t feel like you have to schlep to the gym and find a machine
  • I really believe that you shouldn’t do something that makes you unhappy but it is really important that you are doing something that brings you joy so you don’t judge yourself when you don’t go to the gym

How do you balance work and motherhood?

  • Make my son a priority –I won’t go anywhere unless I can travel with him
  •  I don’t accept any jobs that won’t allow my son to be with me
  • Raised in the Midwest with a stay-at-home mom and that’s how I intend to raise my child, not to stay at home but if I do work, my son will be raised with his mother and he will come with me
  • I have a babysitter, so we always have someone watching over him when on set; but he is there with me all the time
  • My son gets to be in a very nurturing, creative, exciting environment where he gets to meet new people every day—because I shot until the day before I gave birth.
  • I didn’t have a child as an ornament; I had child because that is something that I wanted for my whole life
  • I went through a lot to have a baby; he is my number one priority; blessed if you put the intention out there with what you want in life, I do believe that it can come true and that’s how I came to where I am in my life so I do believe the same thing about balancing work and motherhood

What’s something that would surprise people about you?

  • It is very interesting growing up in Los Angeles and talking to nannies who say that you are just so hands on like it’s a bad thing; people aren’t use to me being so hands on
  • They’re used to seeing moms on the streets that likely leave their babies then come back; If I did that, I would never see my child because I shoot 16 hours a day

Besides Hart of Dixie, what’s next for you?

  • Getting ready to direct a campaign for Grace and Frame Denim
  • Still working on Hart of Dixie and just wrapped episodes last week
  • Traveling a lot

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Learn more about nouráge at www.nourage.com.

Photos shared courtesy of Stanton & Company.  Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark, Wire Image.


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Ipsy October 2014 : Beauty Candy

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a subscription service co-founded by a YouTube beauty sensation, Michelle Phan. According to Ipsy, “Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.” And its the only makeup subscription I gladly pay for each month. From all the subscriptions I have tried Ipsy by far gives you the most for your money and at $10 I am surprised monthly how many great things I get not to mention the gorgeous bags.

This month, the Ipsy team curated a Beauty Candy bag filled with the most delicious beauty confections with colorful and eye-catching eye-candy that everyone can see…

 

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I was surprised how great this lipstick is. I figured being a matte shade it would dry my lops out but the texture was creamy and felt great on my lips. And the Cappuccino shade is the most gorgeous neutral shade.

City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino (Full Size)
Be Matte Lipstick is every girl’s must-have secret. Its rich formula is highly pigmented and enhanced with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long-lasting color. Available in 36 stunning shades, your lips will never feel dry and maintain the perfect shade throughout your day

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Love this hand cream its perfect for my purse. The formula is so hyrdrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth without any greasiness. And the Mango scent is out of this world, its all I can do to not bite my own hand.

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream in Mango (Full Size)
Figs & Rouge Shea Butter Enriched Limited Edition Hand Creams are deliciously fragrant & indulgent. These delectable creams soften, nourish & thoroughly pamper hands throughout the day, quickly absorbing to provide super-soft skin. Apply Figs & Rouge Hand Cream onto your hands and massage into skin throughout the day as needed.

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I love the Skyn Iceland Cleansing cloths. They wash away all my makeup without any irritation and leave my skin feeling soft and smooth.

Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (Deluxe Sample)
When you’re too tired to deal with the whole cleanser and wash cloth routine, these on-the-go foaming cloths are the ultimate skin savior. Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts, they sweep away makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities while refreshing and soothing stressed skin. Best of all, there’s no water required. It has a clean scent, never tacky. Great for travel or every day!

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The Nourish Organic is a gel cleanser that works to remove even the most stubborn makeup and grime. I am not a huge fan of the Cucumber & Watercress scent but will say this works wonders for removing waterproof makeup.

Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face Cleanser (Deluxe sample)
This gentle cleanser washes away impurities without drying, irritating or causing redness. Cucumber hydrates and soothes. Watercress, rich in antioxidants, helps protect skin from free radical damage. Alcohol-Free. Gluten-Free. Vegan.
• Fragrance-free formula cleanses without drying or irritating
• Penetrates deep into pores to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup
• Packed with vitamins and antioxidants to nourish skin
My overall satisfaction of my October 2014 Ipsy Bag exceeded my expectations thus has a rating of more than just 5 stars! I love every single product that I received. I also got all (except for one) full size products which totally blows my mind! The contents of the bag is worth at least $33 USD while I paid only $10 USD for this entire bag. Don’t you think the bag is to die for? I am proud to say that this month’s bag is the best one I’ve received to date.

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I tend to shy away from loose shadow as I make such a mess with it. But this shadow was incredibly gorgeous, very good pigment and with primer stay put all day.

MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow in Reluctance (full size)
MicaBeauty® Mineral Eye Shadows’ glamorous shimmers will give you the look you always wanted. MicaBeauty® Mineral Makeup is extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, your Eye Shadows will look ultra-smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area.

Overall I am really impressed with the October 2014 Ipsy Glam bag. The City Color lipstick and Mica Eye Shadow are definite stand outs for me. If you are looking for a beauty subscription I highly recommend Ipsy. For just $10 you get a great little makeup bag filled with products every month. If you want to sign up you can follow this link, I don’t get paid for referrals but can earn points towards products.


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