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tell you what I’m into lately. I found an amazing makeup sponge that is super cheap. It’s the Real Techniques Miracle Airblend Mattifying Beauty Makeup Sponge. I use it for almost every step of my makeup. It gives a flawless foundation finish, and blends your bronzers, blushes, and highlighters beautifully. It has a flat edge, rounded sides, and precision tip to get all over your face. As with all these sponges they work better when you use them wet.

I’m puckering up with Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper. I’m not one to use lip plumping products but I was sent this for free, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. OMG this stuff actually works. My lips were immediatly plumped and left with beautiful shine too.

I’m getting Big Hair with Tresemme’s One Step 5 in 1 Texture spray. It makes my beach waves look dramatic, and it revives next day hair. I usually use aerosol texture sprays, this seems to have a stronger grip.

Try out my May finds, and let me know yours….

I have a new beauty tool in my life that I am loving. It’s the Dermapore. This device is a pore extractor and serum infuser. It uses ultrasonic vibration to help lift dirt, oil, and blackheads and an angled tip to scoop debris away. I do not use the Infuse Mode but it enhances the absorption of your serums and moisturizers. I feel this tool allows me to space out my facials and create a spa cleaning at home.

sleep, and I got it, thanks to Current Body’s Dr. Harris Anti Wrinkle Sleep Mask. This Eye Mask is actually designed to be a beauty treatment. You only need to wear it for 15 minutes to reduce wrinkles. I found it helps me fall asleep, and stay asleep. It is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and promote emotional relaxation by 67%. “Using 2R Technology™ (muscle relaxation and emotional relaxation), the Dr. Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask targets dynamic wrinkles, using carefully placed silicone dots to stimulate mechanoreceptors – tiny little nerve endings in your face. Once this starts to happen, it then involves your autonomic nervous system (your rest and digest system), which helps to relax the body – in particular, muscle tone and emotional relaxation.” Basically it has little dots that apply pressure to stop you from making faces that cause lines. So get to sleep with Current Beauty, and wake up rested and hot as f*&k….

hello relief, thanks to TheraIce RX. I have been using Theraice Rx’s Hot & Cold Compression Sleeve on my knee for a week. It is a game changer! I’m never going back to ice packs or anything else. I love that this product combines the therapy of cold, with the benefits of compression. It reduces pain and swelling while speeding up recovery time. The sleeve stays cold and in place without the annoyance of melted water or freezer burn on your skin. The active compression pushes excess fluid out of the affected area, while the cold temperature constricts blood vessels which reduces pain. You can use the sleeve as a hot tool as well. They have a special headpiece designed for migraines that looks very impressive. So ease your pain with Theraice Rx, and stay cool…

with Sea Witch Botanicals all natural Incense. When it comes to adding scent to your home you want to be careful what you’re using. Many candles, and fragrance products, are actually spreading toxic, endocrine disrupting ingredients in the air. Lately I’ve been using Sea Witch Botanicals incense to add scent and lift my mood. Each of their incense’s has a specific aromatherapy goal, from reducing anxiety, to grounding energy. The sticks are all natural, essential oil based, and air purifying.  25 bamboo sticks come in a box, and you can also get a 50 piece eco set in a compostable bag. They use activated charcoal which purifies the air as you burn it. So light up with Sea Witch, and drift away…

with Bride Brite’s Briten advanced teeth whitening system that truly works and fast! I have sensitive teeth and it did not bother me at all. In 10 days I was able to see my teeth got whiter according to the shade guide that comes in the kit. It takes just 10 minutes a day. Best of all there’s no mess, and no sticky strips. You simply apply the whitening gel to your teeth and use the blue/red LED mouth guard for 10 minutes. It is safe for your gums and enamel. My readers can get an incredible 40% off all BrideBrite products with code HOTSYTOTSYBEAUTY. So Briten up with BrideBrite and keep smiling…

GONE. I live on the beach, and I love it. The only thing that bothers me is dealing with sandy feet. The only option is to wait in line for the public shower to get it off…until now. I have been using Olita’s Beach Be Gone Surf & Sand Remover. This powder works efficiently and fast. It wicks away sand and moisture leaving skin clean and fresh. It’s definitely a time saver for Moms as well. Best of all a portion of your purchase goes to the Coral Reef Alliance. So go to the beach, but leave it there when you go…

pack a Stnky Bag! Stnky Bags are the best way to store your dirty laundry while traveling. They’re also great for your gym bag.  The bags are designed to lock in germs and smells from your other things. The bag itself is even washable. I used one on my last trip and now I’ll never not pack it in my luggage. They are made by an ethical, fair trade, environmentally friendly company. This is a great gift idea with holidays and ski trips around the corner. Take your Stnky everywhere!

candles. Tis the season for visiting and gifting. If you need a holiday gift or a host gift you’re always safe when you go the candle route. I recently received a RareLumiere candle that I love. They are handcrafted and packaged beautifully. They have 55 hours of burn time and use 100% cotton wicks. The wax does not pool and has no parabens, sulfates, or phalates. Each candle is named after a famous city with a scent to match. So pick up a RareLumiere for someone you love, and one for yourself.

with my new favorite makeup brushes only! I have recently found two new faves that make my foundation and concealer look flawless. The brush I am using for my concealer is Varenti Beauty’s Pro Liquid Foundation Brush. I use a very thick concealer for under my eyes. Unfortunately it has always creased on me throughout the day. This stopped when I started buffing it in with this brush. It uses high quality bristles that are vegan and cruelty free. The hairs are secured in a special way to avoid fiber loss and keep its shape. 

For my foundation I have been using Morphe’s M439 it is a full, domed brush, that has the density to apply foundation evenly and flawlessly. It leaves your skin looking airbrushed. So brush on the glam with the best in the game.