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February Favorites

It’s once again that time of the month for me to share with you the beauty products I’ve been loving on.

  1. Clinique Sweet PotsCandid Cassis Sweet Pot

These little cuties are so great! Unscented, one side has a sugar scrub to use for soft, supple lips, while the other side has a burst of color like the one here in Candid Cassis. You can see the bottom side has the grainy texture, while the top side is creamy lip balm. The whole line is really beautiful and they’re all really light on color, so don’t expect a big color payoff. That’s not what these babies were designed to do. But they fit in a pocket, purse or whatever you carry, so you’ll never be without. At $19.50 a piece, I wouldn’t call them outrageously expensive, but more than a drugstore brand. (They may also have Black Honey, a cult favorite!)

2. Kerastase Elixer Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil
You may be thinking, “Oil, on my hair? No way!”, but hear me out! Heat styling is very damaging to hair. The oils in the Elixer help protect hair and give it that shine that you get from the salon.

It can also be used after dry shampoo to put a little shine back into the ends of hair.

Best part? It is great for fine to normal hair! It even helps increase the size of the hair shaft, giving hair more volume.  OK, maybe the best part is the smell; it’s lovely.

3. Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser

I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of a freshly exfoliated face. It just makes me feel refreshed and my makeup goes on much more easily. However, they say you should only exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Not enough for me! I like an everyday exfoliation and I’ve found it in Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser. Tourmaline is gentle enough to use each day, and the formula is moisturizing, so your skin doesn’t overproduce oil (because who wants that?)

Alright, my dears, that’s all I have for February – let me know in the comments below if you’d like to also hear about UNFavorites. If you want it, I’d love to share with you, so let me know if you do.

xo,
Brett

January Favorites

Hi you all! Please forgive me as I’ve moved my blog to wordpress and am having trouble with importing the images in the old posts. Crossing my fingers that I can figure out what’s going on.

But, let’s get to why we’re here (and why you’re taking time out of your day to read) January Favorites!

wild-fuchsia-avedaAveda Lipstick in Wild Fuchsia

Normally I wouldn’t pick such a bright shade for my lipstick, but I saw someone wearing it and decided to give it a try. It’s gorgeous. The best way I can describe it is a medium red with medium pink mixed in. I seriously believe this color would look great on everyone.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara

I began wearing this around the holidays and I honestly can’t tell you how often I get compliments when I’m wearing it. It goes on easily, doesn’t flake off during the day, and really does leave you with a more opened eye look. Good mascara is hard to find, y’all!

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Uptown

I love this brand and I love this color. A nude nail is so pretty and sophisticated, but I do not have the palest of skin, so when I go to the classic nudes, they look funky on me. This is a little bit darker of a nude, which looks amazing on slightly darker skin.

It has been my experience that Nails Inc. polishes have a longer wearing time than other brands. They are one of my go-to brands when I need a pretty nail!

What have you been loving? I’d love to hear your comments!

July Favorites

Hi all! I know this is a little late, but considering the circumstances, I hope you’ll forgive me this time. (Ok, so I’m usually late anyway, but I was trying to be on time with this one!)

I love a good cleanser – and especially one that exfoliates, yet is safe for sensitive skin. The Suki Skincare Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser covers all the angles. Its bright lemon fragrance, gentle exfoliation and generous lather leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. It has become my staple cleanser because it preps skin perfectly for moisturizing.

I go to an Aveda salon, and they always have little samples of things to take home and try. One in particular has become a favorite and it’s the Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Creme. I like it because it’s good for all skin types, it isn’t greasy, it melts into skin fast, yet leaves skin with a moisturized feeling for hours.If you have dry skin, they also have a “rich” formula. Same great product, just more moisture for those with skin that needs a little more moisture.

I love a little luminosity on my face. Milani’s Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose does a great job of making my face look lit from within, warming up my face with a hint of bronzer – without being too sparkly or shockingly highlighted. It just leaves a gorgeous all over glow. I use the Hermosa Rose, but there are two other shades, so lighter and darker skins can take advantage as well. Milani is a drugstore brand, and I typically get mine from CVS, because they have promotions a lot of the time. When I repurchased mine, it was Buy 1, Get 1 50% off. Not too bad!

Looks like I’m due for an August favorites – so keep your eyes open for that!
(I promise to get that finished before the end of September!)

xoxo,
B

 

February Favorites

Hey everyone! It’s time for February Favorites. I’ve got some tried and true, plus some brand new favorites for you to check out!

1. The Aveda Institute
I love this place. You get great service from cut to color to highlights in a professional space, but performed by students either graduating in 6 months (mid-level) or 3 months (master level). The prices are unbelievable and they really listen to what you’re looking to do and make the magic happen. Of course, educators check-in and make sure things are running smoothly, but I’ve yet to encounter a problem.I was very happy with the price and the service. Definitely recommend!

2. AdvoCare SYS Day
I love a good day cream. One that hydrates without making skin feel greasy, has ingredients that are good for the skin, and can help keep wrinkles at bay. AdvoCare’s SYS Day lives up to it’s name Supplement Your Skin. Get yours here.

3. Nivea’s In-Shower Moisturizer
Ok, I was a little skeptical at first. I have super dry skin in the winter. Despite all my efforts to moisturize, I always ended up disappointed. But when I saw the commercial for this new product, I had to hunt it down. They have 3 versions, and I went ahead and got the one for very dry skin. After you cleanse your body, you rub this on the areas you want extra moisture (for me, arms and legs) and then rinse off, pat dry and go. It works! I could definitely tell the day of the shower, but also the next day. I love it. I think it will be great in the warmer months, too. You can find it in the lotion aisle.

That’s it for now, but don’t forget I’ll have a great eco-beauty spread in the next issue of Atlanta Social Season – Spring issue!