Models Own Makeup Review

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Models Own is a bright and eye-catching brand of makeup. The electric neon packaging and bold shades are fun and visually appealing.

I was recently invited to review LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick and Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder.

LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick $7.99

  • Matte finish (my favorite!)
  • Comes in six shades. I had samples of Coral Fresh and Berry Cool. The colors were too daring for me, personally. I can’t conjure up a personal or work-related occasion where I could show up with a spunky, Coral Fresh lip. The Berry Cool shade reminded me of the brown lipstick I wore in Middle School (hello 90’s). Again, not a lip color I could see myself wearing at this point in my life.

Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder $11.99

  • Soft finishing powder
  • Comes in two shades. I had a sample of Golden Sand. The pigment is strong and the finish is very shimmery. With proper blending, I could use this highlighter for a night time look.

Models Own is available exclusively at Ulta

Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Review

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Whether you live on the East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between, Summer temperatures have been creeping in to remind us that Memorial Day is just around the corner. The unofficial kick off to Summer signals the start of outdoor living – pools, beaches, family barbecues, festivals and warm-weather vacations are now within our reach.

I don’t need to lecture anyone on the importance of protecting your skin from the sun but I do want to share products that will be a part of my beach bag this Summer.

Hawaiian Tropic recently launched Silk Hydration Weightless Face Lotion Sunscreen. This new breathable formula feels like I barely have anything on my face. With its broad spectrum SPF 30 and UVA & UVB protection, it’s an essential sunscreen to wear outside. It does leave a sheen on my face but the shine goes away after the sunscreen is fully absorbed in my skin.

Additional Hawaiian Tropic launches this year include:

  • Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless C-Spray (SPF 15 & 30): The same Silk Hydration Weightless formula now in an easy application format that leaves skin feeling soft, moisturized and indulgent. I simply love this spray! It absorbs quickly and smells amazing.
  • Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Clear Spray SPF 50 and Lotion SPF 50: Designed to stand up to outdoor activities while making your skin look and feel beautiful, the Island Sport line is now available in SPF 50 for stronger protection. Certain sun and water sport outings require a strong SPF. This non-greasy formula is perfect for breaking a sweat and smells divine, much like the Weightless line. I like that this line is available in lotion and clear spray for either application preference.

For more information, visit http://www.hawaiiantropic.com/ and follow Hawaiian Tropic on Facebook.

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Kristin Cavallari’s 2017 Met Gala Look

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“First I prepped her clean damp hair with Sachajuan Styling Mousse from roots to ends. Followed that by taking two inch partings and spraying Sachajuan Ocean Mist at the roots for maximum volume and bounce.

Finally smoothed a quarter sized about of the Sachajuan Styling Cream from the mineshaft to the ends for some light hold. I then blew her hair dry using a medium sized round boar bristle brush.

Next I took random sections and wrapped them about a 2inch Barrel Curling Iron to add some texture and bend.

After I did the entire head that way, I then pulled the nape of her hair into a low pony. I gathered the rest of the hair and made a second pony right in top of that. Finally, I wrapped the two pony tails together and made a messy knot to hide the two ponytail holders.

Lastly I finished with Living Proof Medium hold hairspray to seal in the style.”

Shower Your Mom with Love With Kneipp’s Bath Products

Mother’s Day is around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gift (set) for her!

Kneipp’s bath and shower products combine the finest plant ingredients to create rich, moisturizing formulas that she deserves. This year, give mom the ultimate gift– the gift of “me-time.”Bath Oil Set

All-Round Full Herbal Bath Oil Set ($32)

Gift her the delight of a relaxing bath experience with this 10-piece set of luxurious oils. Let her take a moment for herself to forget about time and recuperate from her busy day with a warm bath.

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Body Wash Set ($15)

Let her enjoy a truly unique shower experience with Kneipp’s Body Wash Set. The natural, nourishing, plant-based formulas protect the skin from drying out – leaving it feeling soft and supple. The powerful fragrance of each body wash transforms the shower into an aroma filled sanctuary.

Pampering Bath Salt

 

Pampering Mineral Bath Salt Set ($12)

The set allows moms to experience a pampering experience right at home with a selection of different scented mineral bath salts. Each packet has a high content of pure and natural thermal spring salt, bringing you the finest, high quality products. Let her hop in the tub and enjoy a moment to herself.

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Almond Blossom Body Wash & Body Lotion Set “Soft Skin” (25)

“Soft Skin” is the ideal gift for moms with sensitive skin! The natural nourishing effects of moisturizing almond and jojoba oils are enhanced with the combination of vitamins A and E, shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. The formula cleanses the body gently, leaving the skin smooth as ever.

All gift sets are available to purchase at www.kneipp.com 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Models Own

Makeup trends come and go, but a bold lip and illuminated face never goes out of style. Switch up the usual flowers and card routine this Mother’s Day with a bright and eye-catching alternative: Models Own’s LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick, available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.

With lipstick shades ranging from a classic red to a summer coral, and highlighters that give you the perfect glow, it will be impossible for your mom to resist these timeless shades.

LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick $7.99

  • Matte finish with a fresh mint scent
  • Comes in six shades: Coral Fresh, Raspberry Mojito, Berry Cool, Strawberry Mojito, Eucalyptus Pink, and Candy Cane

Candy Cane Nail Tutorial

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When it comes to playful holiday prints nothing feels more fun than a classic candy cane stripe. This simple recreation of the look manages to feel modern but not overly saccharine; festive without feeling kitsch.

The snow-white base makes a modern and minimal foundation for a sweet holiday look. The combination of bold and fine burgundy stripes is a subtle and elegant way to celebrate the season.

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This look features Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod and Dig Fig.

Nail Prep: Paint a coat of the NEW! Sally Hansen Nail Rehab –The care you give your nails before applying nail polish is the real key to a healthy long lasting manicure. Using Nail Rehab a day before creating the look will ensure that ridges and imperfections are concealed while strengthening weak nails. It creates a defensive shield to protect against bending, breaking, and tearing making the nail look last throughout the busy holiday season. clean bare nails a day before creating the nail look.

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Step 1: Remove Sally Hansen Nail Rehab before beginning the nail look. Paint two coats of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod

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Step 2: Using a striping brush, apply diagonal lines using Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Dig Fig leaving an ample amount of space between stripes. You can place stripes in opposite direction on different fingers to add some variety to the design.

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Step 3. Then paint skinny stripes in between these wider diagonal stripes and have them follow along the same angle.

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Step 4: Apply a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat

 

 

Skincare Essentials – New Year’s Eve Prep

Ring in the New Year feeling confident and looking you best under the mistletoe! From selfie-worthy skin to beauty care saviors, get your New Year’s Eve prep on with the skincare essentials that will leave you radiant, refreshed and ready to head into 2017.

unnamedRemove any traces of deep down dirt and oil before you snap a selfie with the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips! The iconic Pore Strips added with natural charcoal powder, reduce oil for a full 24 hours. Next generation, proprietary c-bond technology and potent charcoal, helps remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup so you’ll see 3x less oil as the formula works to refine pores and diminish their appearance over time! ($6.49; Drugstores and Mass Retailers)

Don’t worry about dark under eye circles once the clock strikes at midnight. Thanks to EyeRepair Spa by Look Beauty Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches you’ll look wide awake into the wee hours of the night. Specifically formulated with key ingredients like Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamins A & E, these patches help to make under eye area appear lighter, firmer and softer, increasing skin elasticity. ($9.99; Target.com) unnamed2

unnamed3Slip into your favorite pair of black leather jeans with skin that’s smooth and pant dandruff free thanks to Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer! This revolution in wet skin technology doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, it also heals dry, flaky skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! ($10.99; Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

unnamed4Stay fresh and avoid embarrassing sweat as you dance the night away with Ban Roll-On Deodorant. The roll-on deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. Choose from Unscented for sensitive skin, Regular for a light and clean floral fragrance, Powder Fresh for a classic powder scent, Satin Breeze for a feminine touch with green and citrus notes, Fresh Cotton for a refreshing floral heart with a hint of fruit, and lastly Simply Clean for fresh and powdery amber notes with hint of peach nectar! ($4.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)