P&G Beauty Tips I Learned at #LuckyFABB

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Recently I attended the Lucky FABB Conference in New York which I was THRILLED about. I attended a P&G Beauty workshop where I learned a ton of great tips from makeup artist Jake Bailey. I also received this great swag which includes Pantene shampoo. Olay Fresh Effects wipes, Smoochies lip balm by CoverGirl and Secret Clinical Strength deodorant.

 

Here are some tips I learned by the fab Jake Bailey:

1. Use fingertips not the whole hand to apply moisturizer.

2. Mix CoverGirl Outlast Foundation with your CC or BB cream on your hand then apply with either a kabuki brush or a sponge like Beauty Blender.

3. You may use CoverGirl Intense Eyeshadow Blast on your nose for highlighting purposes.

 

Check out some of my past blog posts on other P&G Products:

What To Expect From CoverGirl This July

CoverGirl Party with Sofia Vergara & Nervo

 

Sonia Kashuk® Yellow Alluriana Eau de Toilette – #TargetBeauty

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I love Target! I could spend hours there especially in the beauty aisle. They literally have everything. I also love a citrus fragrance. Especially in the morning. It wakes me up and helps me start the day with a bang.

So when I was invited to try out the new Sonia Kashuk perfume in Yellow Alluriana as part of #TargetBeauty I was thrilled.

This perfume spray lasts all day which I love. So often I put perfume on and an hour or two later the scent disappears. When I first sprayed the fragrance I noticed a strong grapefruit scent right away which I loved. As the day progressed I felt that it had a hint of grapefruit but smelled a little more flowery. This fragrance also is available as a shower gel, lotion, cream and body butter. Perfect if you like to layer your fragrances.

Have you tried the new Sonia Kashuk line yet? If so share your experiences here. I’d love to hear from you.

DIY At Home Caramel Spa

Looking for a way to relax after a long summer day? MODERATION NATION Good Life Gurus HowDoesShe are sharing the inside scoop on how to use caramel to get that summer glow from head to toe without setting foot in a spa.

Follow these simple tips and beauty treatments, inspired by the new HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel, to look and feel your best in no time!

Light a caramel-scented candle to inspire sweet relaxation and to create an atmosphere of a spa at home.

  • Try a DIY Caramel Facial (recipe below) with simple ingredients from your pantry that will exfoliate and hydrate your skin to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous!
  • Whip up a homemade Caramel Hair Treatment (recipe below) and relax while it sinks in by savoring HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel. The new flavor joins the original varieties, all of which you’ll feel great about loving because they have 30% less fat*. Perfect for a balanced lifestyle!
  • Apply a shiny caramel nail polish or a creamy caramel eye color once you are done pampering for a neutral chic summer makeup look.

And while you are indulging you should be snacking on the Hersey’s Simple Pleasures Caramel Chocolates. They are truly divine!

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DIY Beauty Treatments

Inspired by HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Chocolates with Creamy Caramel

 The Chocolate Spa DIY Caramel Facial

Recipe provided by The Spa at The Hotel Hershey

  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Plain Oatmeal

Instructions:

1.       Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face in circular motions to exfoliate the skin.
2.       Leave the mask on for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
3.       Follow with a mild cleanser.

Why it works:

ü  Brown sugar exfoliates and hydrates the skin.
ü  Honey prevents skin dehydration and is also a natural antiseptic.
ü  Oatmeal removes dirt and oil from the pores.
ü  Milk’s amino acids moisturize and smooth the skin.

Caramel Hair Treatment

Recipe provided by HowDoesShe

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp. Honey
  • 6 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 overripe Bananas
  • 3 tbsp. Molasses
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Wheat Germ Oil

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a saucepan. Place the pan on medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture forms a thick batter (you may need to add water during this process to get the consistency you want).
  3. Let the mixture cool and divide your hair into 3-4 sections, each secured with a clip. Apply the cooled mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and then spreading down to the ends.
  4. Once your hair is completely coated by the caramel treatment, cover it with a plastic hair cap and let it sit for 1-2 hours (or overnight for extra dry hair).
  5. Wash, condition, and style your hair as usual. You can freeze the extra mixture for future use. Your hair will love its soft, gorgeous makeover.

 

 

*Disclosure: I received information about HERSHEY’S SIMPLE PLEASURES Milk Chocolate with Creamy Caramel products and items for the caramel beauty care package from The Hershey Company. All expressed opinions are my own.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

 IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection will be available on the July 13th QVC Today’s Special Value starting tonight at midnight!  Tune in to QVC and QVC.com all day long tomorrow.

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IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection includes:

  • Supersize Bye Bye Under Eye®
  • Heavenly Luxeâ„¢ Dual Airbrush Foundation/Concealer Brush
  • Hello Lightâ„¢ Anti-Aging Crème Luminizer
  • Heavenly Luxeâ„¢ Pointed Precision Complexion Brush
  • YBBBâ„¢ Your Brows But Betterâ„¢ Brow Power Skinny Pencil
  • Vitality Lip Blushâ„¢ Hydrating Gloss Stain

 

“IT Cosmetics® works with leading plastic surgeons to infuse cutting edge anti-aging technology into truly innovative, high performance color cosmetics. A favorite line of both celebrities and beauty editors, IT Cosmetics has several award-winning products and has been featured in hundreds of leading magazines and television shows. Also, IT Cosmetics was honored with the much coveted 2011 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award for “Most Innovative Company” by ICMAD along with several other prestigious awards and Editor’s Pick honors at leading prestige beauty magazines. Even more exciting, IT has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better® program and for every Brow Power® pencil sold, one is donated to the LGFB program, to help women face the effects of Cancer with confidence.”

To learn more about IT Cosmetics visit https://www.itcosmetics.com/?gclid=CID4u8rgqrgCFcyj4Aod-DkAdA#

CoverGirl Party with Sofia Vergara & Nervo

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I was recently invited to attend a CoverGirl event to learn all about their amazing new products. I’ve been wearing CoverGirl since I started wearing makeup, so I was thrilled to be invited to this event. Not only was I going to have the opportunity to try a bunch of fab new products but I was also going to be able to mingle with fellow bloggers as well as Sofia Vergara and Nervo.

 

You may read about the fab new products HERE!

 

But I wanted to share a bunch of photos that I took as well as a few that were provided to me.

 

I loved the relaxation lounge. Guests were invited to recharge their devices, and get a hand massage with Olay Advanced Healing Lotion which I need to run out to CVS to buy. It was super light and moisturizing. Perfect for summer!

 

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I got a manicure with the new Glosstini’s. I chose Sangria which is pictured here on the bottom.

 

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I happened to be getting my eye makeup done with the new Flamed Out collection when Nervo and Sofia did an impromptu photo session right in front of me.

 

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My makeup artist was finishing my eye makeup with Flamed Out #310 and eye crayon when Sofia happened to look at the options on the table next to me and grabbed the vibrant red I was using. I said that’s what I have on, closed my eyes to show her and she had to have it too. Here she is grabbing the color I have.

 

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Don’t worry it looks redder than it really is. Here is what it looks like on. A lot more neutral right?

 

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Nervo dropped beats.

 

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As you can see I had a fab time! And don’t forget to check out my CoverGirl blog to learn all about their new products coming out July 2013.