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you need to relax. I am loving this unique find. It is MegRhythm’s Gentle Steam Eye Masks. They come in Lavender, Citrus, and Unscented. I got mine from Ulta. This single use eye mask uses inovative technology to heat up instantly. The steam warms and soothes tired eyes, and aids in relaxation. It’s great for the bath, travel, or in bed. All you do is open the sealed pouch the mask comes in, and the heat starts. I think it’s a really nice hangover aid as well.  So get with Megrhythm, and don’t let them know what you got into last night ;)….

I’ve added some additions to my beauty vanity this month. Summer means skins, and here’s how I’m taking care of mine;

At night I’m washing my face with Peter Thomas Roth’s 3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser. It is anti-aging & exfoliating. It removes my makeup and any excess oil. The Glycolic Acid shrinks pores, improves clarity and reduces fine lines. 

For day and night Eye Cream I’m using Park Perfection’s 2 in 1 Instant Eye Lift. It’s designed to tighten and lift the eye skin while reducing wrinkles and puffiness. It uses minerals, peptides and antioxidants to balance and enhance skin around the eye. 

I was overdue for a new foundation brush. I am very happy with NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation Brush. It’s designed for liquid but i’ve used it with my powders as well. It blends perfectly. I love that is it angled to get around every curve of your face. 

I am obsessed with Macadamia Professional Nourishing Repair Oil Spray. It’s officially summer, which means I’m not drying my hair. I let it air dray and then add this spray for a finished look. It has an ultra fine spray and instantly adds shine, moisture, softness, and uv protection. It says to use on wet hair, but I’ve been using it on both wet and dry. 

are easy to attain, thanks to Kelley Baker. Kelley is a renowned makeup artist turned brow expert. She has many celebrity clients, including the Kardashians. “A Kelley Baker brow has a very distinctive, natural look. Kelley is a minimalist and a stickler for straight lines. She believes the key to a sleek, natural brow is not overdoing it with the product. Her signature collection of brow products was created to subtly enhance the brows in a soft manner without them looking drawn on.” I love every product I’ve tried of hers. My favorite is the Camo-Light Highlighter Pencil. It is a soft, creamy , gel like pencil. It camouflages and flaws and adds lift to the brow bone. It brightens the eye area with a subtle light affect, not a glitter or shimmer. I recommend getting the Highlighter Smudge Brush to perfectly blend the product. The Brow Defining Pencil is as good, if not better than any one of tried. It is a long wear formula, that glides on easy with and ultra fine tip. The spooly perfectly blends out the pencil for a precise, natural look. Lastly, the Tinted Brow Gel keeps your perfectly done look in place. It volumizes and tames, and is sweatproof for all day long wear. So even if your life is a mess, get with Kelley Baker to get your brows in order!….

is now a good thing when it comes to skincare. Thanks to Typology and their innovative no b.s. all results approach. The line is sold exclusively online, direct to consumers, in order to offer the highest quality at the best price. The line is like a chic french apothecary meets the Ordinary….but better. “Our philosophy is not to add anything to our products to make them stand out; instead we pare them back and distil each formula down to the most-essential, natural active ingredients.” The line is natural and sourced from sustainable farms using gentle extraction techniques. I will touch on a few of my faves from the line, but I strongly suggest checking out all they have to offer on their site. The 7 Ingredient Micellar Water quickly removes makeup and grime. I use the Hydrolate Organic Orange Blossom, which is a gentle essence that revives tired skin. Next I use the Antioxidant Serum 3% Ferulic Acid + 3% Resveratrol, to firm skin and fight aging. I wait a minute or two and follow with the Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C, to increase radiance. One of my favorite’s in the line is the Eye Serum 5% Caffeine + 5% Niacinamide. It’s a circulation boosting eye serum that fights dark circles. It’s extremely lightweight and absorbs instantly. I’m somewhat obsessed with the Radiance Night Serum Botanical Blend with White Rose. It is an overnight Oil that boosts radiance and regenerates skin while you sleep. It feels ultra luxurious. It is a must add to cart. The bottles are beautiful and look great out on the counter. So say oui’ to Typology, and let this French brand be your new crush…

with some new faves. Lets start with skincare. I’m loving Algenist Skincare’s AA Barrier Serum. This antioxidant rich serum is designed to defent the skin barrier against pollutants and environmental aggressors. It uses Alguronic Acid, Niacinamide, Phloretin, and Ergothioneine. It improves skins appearance and uneveness. I love the texture of it. It feels luxurious and absorbs well.

My new makeup finds start with a cult favorite foundation. I now understand why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is so popular. This 24 hour wear, full coverage, Matte foundation really delivers. It leaves skin looking fresh and flawless yet somehow remains lightweight on the skin. It is heat resistant, and waterproof. There are over 55 shades to choose from.

Taking things to the ever important brows. For the last few years I’ve stuck with NYX’s micro brow pencil. I think it’s better than its expensive competitors. I’m now following it with their Control Freak Eyebrow Gel. It is a clear gel that tames brows and gives a fuller effect. It’s not sticky and stays comfortable all day. So play with some new finds for 2021, I won’t tell last year’s products you’re cheating 😉 

and be good your skin, with Beyou Skincare. The entire brand is built around “self-love and empowering ambitious people to be themselve”. A part of the proceeds from every order goes towards funding women’s education in underrepresented industries.  The line is clean, cruelty free, paraben free, and phthalate free, and helps protect from blue light damage. I have been loving their Caffeine Eye Cream. It is fast absorbing and designed to firm and brighten the eye area. It uses Hyaluronic Acid tot hydrate, and caffeine to revive and illuminate the eye area. It is great for all skin types. So get and give with Beyou Skincare, no one needs to know how late you went to sleep ;)….

Everyone loves Glow Recipe, because the brand is high quality, and fun! At Glow Recipe they believe “what’s not in the formula is just as important as what is.” The entire line is clean, cruelty free, free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I have been using their Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask. It uses encapsulated retinol, coffeeberry, and niacinamide to moisturize, brighten, de-puff and fight fine lines. The use of encapsulated retinol allows less irritation for the delicate eye area. It releases slowly so the benefits work longer. You can use it during the day, but you must layer sunscreen over it. I notice an instant brightening when I apply it. This rich creamy lotion feels luxurious, not heavy. So put on some Avocado Melt, and get more out of your bedtime ;)….

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to use. A Method skincare by Tina Alster MD. The line uses “scientifically-proven ingredients at optimal concentrations to deliver visible skin improvement. Each product is formulated with ingredients that have an excellent safety profile and are stabilized without sacrificing efficacy.” I have been using the Brighten Eyes eye cream and H2 Biome moisturizer. The eye cream is lightweight and soothing. It softens lines with a non irritating micro-encapsulated all-trans retinol. Rosemary, green tea, and ellagic acid provide protection to the sensitive eye area skin. H2 Biome is a probiotic, hydrating cream that balances skin and reduce inflammation. So get with A Method, it’s Doctor’s orders….
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your skincare. I have been using Care Skincare’s Tireless retinoid Night Serum and the Eye & Lip Nourishing Cream. Care Skincare is a clean beauty brand with safe, effective products for all skin types. Everything is non toxic, fragrance free, and never tested on animals. They sell directly to customers, and use simple packaging, in order to keep prices low. The serum smooths and brightens skin overnight. “Granactive Retinoid Combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing elasticity for a firmer, smoother, more luminous skin texture.” The Eye & Lip Cream uses hyaluronic acid for hydration and caffeine to reduce puffiness. It also has vitamin c and peptides for overall brightenss. So feel confident and clean with Care Skincare, and let the rest of your life get dirty….

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Famed hairstylist. Peter Lamas has created a brand of natural, chemical free, vegan, effective products. The products are formulated with herbs, vitamins and botanicals. I love the Youth Revival 5 Oil Hair Treatment Mask. It replenishes and restores hair. The mask is made with a blend of 5 extraordinary oils; Abyssinian oil, Baobab oil, Mongongo oil, Broccoli Seed oil, and Kukui Nut oil. It also contains vitamins, fortifying peptides, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. Your hair is left healthy, shiny, and strong. I have also been using their Lash Masque Natural Lash Builder, Tint & Conditioner. I use it on days that I don’t wear makeup. It is not a mascara, but rather a conditioner that darkens and separates lashes. It is made with natural extracts, and has no harsh chemicals. You can wear it alone or under mascara to boost length and thickness. So take care of your hair with Peter Lamas, and keep getting it..
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