Hello My Curvy Beauties!
The interesting thing about being a beauty lover and a writer is that you are always on the lookout for amazing and new products. It can anything from health and beauty to lifestyle products. There is always something to look into and check out. I am always trying out new things and doing my best to find things that I know people will love and want to check out. With the end of summer coming near, I am preparing all kinds of different articles for you including back to school, Dorm life and necessities as well as must haves for back to school beauty, life, etc. Of course there are the fabulous fall collections that are coming and all the gorgeous trends in fashion and beauty. I can honestly say that I am all about Fall, I love sweaters, boots and amazing color palettes for the season. I love that burgundy lips and nails will be all the rage as well as the perfect purple smokey eye. There are wonderful things to come and with that in mind, I want to share some fabulous finds in different categories that I have come across and want to share with you all! Here are some of my personal picks of must have items!!!
Must try Eyeshadows:
This indie brand that has gained tons of cult following through participating in IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) and is one of the highest quality of shadows I have found lately. With an amazing amount of pigmentation as well as color payoff, there are truly magnificent in the quality of makeup. I was fortunate to hear about this brand while researching indie lines and from fabulous Youtube beauty gurus that gave them rave reviews. After checking them out, I can truly see why. If you are a true beauty lover, this is a brand you don’t want to miss. With everything from neutrals to brights, there shades are brilliant. Plus they have amazing price points for the amount of product the provide. For more information or to purchase, go to their site: www.sauceboxcosmetics.com
Must try Organic Beauty Line:
This brand is an amazing brand that has changed the face of makeup today. Their luxury makeup is truly one of a kind that leaves the skin looking flawless. With everything from foundation to nail laquers, they truly change the way makeup makes us look and feel. I have combination/dry skin and this brand gives my skin just what it needs to give a look that is amazing! The best part is that it’s organic and good for your skin. 🙂 For more information and to purchase, go to: www.vapourbeauty.com
Fall must have makeup product:
For the perfect smokey eye:
A fierce, all-day look is at your fingertips with the Defend Your Beauty color collection. It includes everything you need to create poreless-looking skin that radiates luminously and lasts until you take it off. From Mally Beauty.
The media often suggests to women that “thin is in” but that’s not always the case. Women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers, yet the issue continues to be thought of as a strictly male condition. Thinning hair can put a significant dent in a woman’s confidence, and over the years, women have tried a range of strange approaches to make their hair thicker and fuller, from huge curlers, to blow drying their hair upside down, to use of harsh chemicals, to even using raw eggs or beer as shampoo. As one of the hottest brands on HSN, Keranique is amazing in giving hair just the nutrients it needs for fuller, thicker hair. It is a brand that is focused on women with thinning hair, but I think it is perfect for all hair types because who wouldn’t want something extra healthy to make your hair shine? For more information, go to: www.hsn.com, www.keranique.com
This is one of the most gentle and amazing skincare lines that I have found. It cleanses, protects and hydrates skin. With products created for every skin type, it is a must try. I truly am loving it! For more information, go to: www.thebalm.com
Hair Styling Tools
As seen on the celebrity apprentice, Farouk systems brings us the CHI touch dryer. Beware Apple and Android. Farouk Systems, makers of CHI and BioSilk, has harnessed their own touch screen technology putting beauty at your fingertips, literally. Launched in May 2012, the CHI Touch Dryer is being hailed as a “game-changing” tool.
The patent-pending dryer is equipped with a 3 inch full color LCD touch screen display for easy navigation. Its 1800 watts of power means 50% faster drying time and an advanced ceramic heater utilizing infrared technology reduces static and rehydrates dry, damaged hair. Its state-of-the-art ionizing feature boasts 3 hair type selections (fine, medium and coarse) that take the guess work out of eliminating frizz. The 3 power and temperature settings are controlled by a simple slide of the finger. CHI Touch also has a built in memory function that automatically recalls its most recent settings. The lightweight ergonomic design and soft touch finish make for the ultimate in styling comfort and control. For more information, go to: www.farouk.com. You can also find Farouk products at Ulta, salons and Beauty Brands Salon superstores. ***Disclaimer – No genuine Farouk goods are authorized to be sold online***
Hair Removal – Men
Any man who has ever tried to get a good, close shave while traveling knows just how frustrating the endeavor can be. Released to market in June, the way the on-the-go guy thinks about shaving will forever changed for the better with the launch of ShaveTech. This new standard in shaving offers a sleek, lightweight design that gives users a convenient USB charging option that will save them not only space but also the aggravation of finding a free electrical outlet.
It used to be that the man who wanted a baby-smooth face while on the road had one of two options, neither one of them very appealing. Either he had to carry around a bulky electric shaver and its cumbersome and space-hogging electrical charger, or he had to resort to dry razors and all the bulky essentials that go with it. And if he chose the former option, he also had to worry about finding a free electrical outlet before he could even begin.
Perhaps all of this is why ConsumerSearch, an online product review and report provider, estimates that only 30 percent of men currently use electric shavers. That mindset is in for a major transformation since ShaveTech hit the shelves. The premium power source USB shaver, ShaveTech can be powered up by plugging it directly into any USB port. When not in use, the USB plug flips back inside the shaver for streamlined, smartphone-size portability. What is more is if traveling outside of the U.S., ShaveTech has the added benefit of not needing an electrical converter, simply charge it up while passing layover time on a laptop. A single full charge holds for 30 minutes of shaving. Perfect for travel and on the go! For more information, go to: www.shavetech.com
Hair Removal – Women
With the summertime, we show alot of skin. This of course means that we have to keep up with keeping our bodies smooth and stubble free. Veet has everything in hair removal for all your body. With easy to use creams, shower lotions and even facial wax kits, it is truly incredible. They are definitely a brand to check out! For more information, go to: www.veet.com or purchase at your favorite mass retailer.
Haircare for Natural Hair
WHAT IS IT? The first haircare treatment kit to uniquely address the most concerning problems women face when transitioning from relaxed to natural hair:
product build-up, scarred scalp and breakage at demarcation points.
WHAT’S THE STORY? For years women have been deciding to go natural, giving up their straight, relaxed hair for their natural texture. This cultural shift has been growing and building, leaving a new definition of beauty on the table—and she’s not the girl on the relaxer box anymore! Despite the rapid decline of relaxer kit sales there is still no solution for women going through this incredibly stressful, frustrating and emotional time. Transitioning isn’t just a process of changing your hair, it’s a transformation that affects the way you see yourself and the way others see you.
Now women can not only understand the reasons this hair evolution is so difficult, but also have a clear, simple solution to remove all the guesswork and fear.
There is a rise in women going “Natural”. It is truly on the rise in the beauty industry and I think is one of the most beautiful looks a woman can have. It is also very popular in the entertainment industry with shows like the Style networks own “Chicagolicious” featuring a salon that has a high clientele of natural hair types. Plus two of the main characters have beautiful hair that is natural as well. With the height of all this, the amazing haircare line, Carol’s Daughter has created an amazing Transitioning Kit for those looking to go natural. It provides everything they need to help them as they go through the process of growing their hair out. With Solange Knowles as their spokesperson, this is a must have kit for those going through the process. For more information, go to: www.carolsdaughter.com
The amazing home fragrance line has developed a line of laundry and body care inspired with the incredible fragrances cultivated by their line. Layers by Scentsy lets you build a new fragrance wardrobe, layer by layer, from your skin to your clothes. Transform your morning shower from a necessity to something sublime. Elevate the laundry from a chore to an experience. Let your personal fragrance leave a trace with every movement. Pick your favorite scents, mix and match products, and envelop your life in fragrance. With everything from dryer disks to body butters and shower gels, this line has everything you need to layer yourself in the decadence of enchanting fragrances. For more information, contact your local Scentsy representative or go to the Scentsy site!
For the Home – Make your own Soda!
As you get ready for the last summer BBQ’s and outdoor events, why not save time lugging around cases and cases of soda and make your own. With this fabulous product, you have everything you need to make ordinary water into the soda flavor you love. Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you’ll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor. For more information, go to the Sodastream site or you can find it at your favorite stores: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Macy’s and more.
So I hope that you have enjoyed learning about these incredible products and will look into checking them out for yourself. If there is something that you think I should hear about, leave it in the comments. I am always on the look out. Enjoy the rest of summer!!! Xoxo
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