We all know how much Shipra of Taneja’s Bride loves ColourPop, but what are her Top 5 Favorites? Check out her post to see what products can’t be missed!
I’ll admit it, I was a little disappointed when I saw The Body Shop didn’t release the Vanilla Brulee they’ve had for the past couple of holiday seasons. Then I tried the Vanilla Chai. It’s even better than Vanilla Brulee!
It’s Limited Edition, so stock up while it’s on sale.
There is also a selection of Spiced Apple and Frosted Berries products on sale. Happy Shopping!
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is a huge fan of Bite Beauty, and their Lush Lip Tint formula is unmitigated perfection for soft, smooth and hydrated lips during the colder months.
Brooke from Blushing Noir talks the best way to wear the new Jesse’s Girl Fluid Shadows and shares a few tips and tricks!
Are you rose gold obsessed? Phyrra shares the Best Rose Gold Eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes.
Pammy Blogs Beauty tries the beautiful and vibrant butter LONDON makeup that was featured in a recent Project Runway Jr. winning look!
There is a new lipstick/gloss brand in town and Prime Beauty introduces us to Runway Rouge!
Have you neglected your neck? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty would love to introduce you to two new user-friendly, super effective neck products from her fave, StriVectin: Tightening Neck Serum Roller and TL Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream.
Are you ready to have a fine day? Beauty Info Zone wants to help you along by introducing you to another wonderful product from FarmHouse Fresh that will please your senses and improve your day.
Christa from Perilously Pale is so excited about the new Dior Spring 2017 Collection because it includes new shade releases from some of her all time favorite products. Check out her full review and swatches!
Shipra of Taneja’s Briderecommends trying these drugstore liquid lipsticks (currently 2 for under $8) if you’re just getting into the trend!
Ittse’s Lotus Collection has such beautiful foiled shadows. Check out what Justina’s Gems thought of this collaboration!
15 Minute Beauty has found a great drugstore equivalent for her favorite department store cushion foundation. Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation will surprise you and please your wallet.
Last summer I began having some major acne issues with my skin. Now, I’ve been a long time acne sufferer, but things got out of control. I looked to my dermatologist for help, and it turned out I had an infection. Not only that, but it seemed I had been testing too many skin care products that were not right for my skin. It left me with compromised skin, pain, redness, and shame.
As a beauty blogger, I’m grateful for the access to wonderful products that I get sent to try. I’ve learned a lot about skin care, and loved having the opportunity to test out different products. My dermatologist wanted me to take antibiotics, but having just completed my Lyme treatment and detox in April, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Thankfully, I see a wonderful derm that is sensitive to my need of going a more natural route with my body. She recommended an amazing esthetician that has over 30 years of experience with acne. She’s completely changed how I care for my skin, and by following her protocol I cleared the infection and healed my acne.
I’ve diligently followed her protocol for the past 7 months, and I’m thankfully enjoying the best skin I’ve ever had in my life. Is it perfect? No. But I’m not battling cystic acne all over. It’s healing very quickly, and for the first time in years my cheeks and forehead are clear from acne and the previously red and raw looking skin is healthy and smooth. I also have no blackheads on my nose. My chin, which was the worst area for clogged pores and bumpy skin is healing a little slower. I rarely get new breakouts there, and usually only around the time of my period. The texture of my skin has changed dramatically. My esthetician is blunt and honest, and had told me it would take me a year to heal my skin. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how quickly I’ve seen results.
I currently only use Repechage products. This natural seaweed based brand was unknown to me until last June. Now, it’s the only brand I will trust on my skin and I’ve repurchased each of these products (and several others) many times over. Repechage is a US based brand that doesn’t test on animals, and is paraben free. The seaweed rich products contain 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements.
Most of the products I use are from the Hydra Medic line which is specifically for acne prone skin. I use two cleansers, the Face Wash, and One Minute Exfoliating Mask.
I love the Sea Mud Perfecting Mask as a spot treatment or all over if I’m feeling like a breakout is coming. It’s the most soothing mask, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry.
Next up is my HG acne spot treatment. The Clear Complexion Drying Lotion is no joke as an overnight acne treatment. If you have acne prone skin, you need this NOW. Buy several bottles if you can. It’s a small jar, and it dries out quickly. I use about 4 bottles a month, but my 17-year-old son is hooked on it as well.
The Essential Oil of Seaweed is a nice dry oil that I use for my lips and cuticles, or anywhere that needs a bit of moisture and healing. This is a tiny jar as well, but it lasts forever. I use it daily, and still have half of a bottle left.
I have before, during, and after pics of my skin but to be honest I’m a little embarrassed to put them on my blog. It’s a tough subject to talk about, and I don’t love looking back at how bad my skin was. Thank you for reading my story. I’d love to hear your acne struggles if you want to share, either in a comment or privately. I hope you’ll give Repechage a try if you feel it may be something that can help you. <3
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is very impressed by Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Serum and Cellular Repair Night Cream because this mighty duo exemplifies potent and effective anti-aging skincare. These ultra-luxe products increase skin cell turnover, deeply nourish and hydrate the skin, and create gorgeous glowing youthful skin.
Charlotte Tilbury has released four new Quick ‘n’ Easy Makeup Kits to help you achieve a beautiful look in only 5 minutes. The sets include 4-5 products and are under $100. Perilously Pale shares a review and swatches of them all!
From Prime Beauty: Lancome follows up their popular Paris eye shadow palette with the AUDACITY London Eye Shadow Palette and hits it out of the park–Hyde Park that is!
Natural beauty is all the rage now as we move to more environmentally friendly products. Beauty Info Zone has all the information on a beauty box from Good Earth Beauty that fits these needs.
Looking for a new nude, MLBB or living dead girl lipstick? Courtney at Phyrra shares 30 of the Best Nude Lipsticks for Pale Skin! You’re sure to find the perfect shade.
With so many Beauty Sub Boxes out there it’s hard to decide which is best for you. Blushing Noir is sharing her top 8 in this post (at ALL price points), plus giving you coupon codes to shop with!
Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving the re-vamped Sibu Seaberry Therapy skincare line: Natural Skincare at its best!
Want to feel good about your neck? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been obsessed with her neck for years, and she’s discovered new NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream – an anti-aging neck cream that’s perfect in all ways.
See what item Shipra of Taneja’s Bride picked up from the ColourPop x Amanda Steele Collection
Amber from daydreaming beauty has the scoop on the IT Cosmetics QVC TSV for 1/14. Spoiler Alert! There’s a NEW foundation and brush! Check out the post, and enter to win the new Full Coverage Solid Super Serum Foundation.
Looking for a new mascara? 15 Minute Beauty has a list of 10 worth a splurge.
Justina’s Gems has been using a holistic skincare routine by Citrus Clear that is working miracles on her dry and acne prone skin. Check it out!
It’s January, which means it’s time to set some great goals for your year, AND of course the New Year IT Cosmetics TSV! There’s a new product in this January’s collection, and I think you’re going to be excited!
Here’s what is included in the New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin collection.
Confidence In A Compact Skin-Transforming Full Coverage Solid Super Serum Foundation with spf50
Confidence In A Cream moisturizer
Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream
Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush
This angled brush is all new, as well as the new foundation formula. I’ve done a little experimenting with the solid serum foundation and will give you my initial thoughts. It provides more coverage than the CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid foundation, but is less full coverage than the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. It feels like a solid concealer, that goes on creamy but dries somewhere between powdery and dewy. I found that it sinks into my pores more than the CC+ Cream. Using the Bye Bye Pores Oil Free Primer helps a lot, as does setting with the Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Powder (loose or pressed). I think this lightweight feeling medium coverage foundation is a great option for combination or dry skin, but someone like me with oily skin will do better with the powder Celebration Foundation formula. I do like the coverage of the Confidence In A Compact Serum Foundation, and found it to cover redness very well. There are 7 shade options available for this TSV.
I have an extra foundation, cream, and eye cream that I want to giveaway to YOU!! The shade I have is medium. Please enter to win below. Good luck, and Happy New Year! <3
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Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is passionate about ultra-luxe skincare, and while it was not at all difficult to select African Botanics for her Beauty Spotlight Team Top Picks feature, it was a real challenge to narrow it down to a mere 5 favorite products from this extraordinary brand. Therefore, she decided pick her favorite anti-aging treatment products for gorgeous, healthy skin. Check out her choices!
Happy New Years, beauty lovers! The holidays have me a bit scrambled, and I just realized last week’s Beauty Spotlight Team scheduled post never went live! I guess the blog and I are both taking an internet break. Here you are, the posts are below. It’s a great week! <3<3
Unsurprisingly,Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is head over heels in love with theTOM FORD Winter Soleil Eye and Cheek Palettes in Cool and Warm and the Lip Foils in Crème Conque and Venus Rising, and once you see our swatches and review you will understand why!
Pammy Blogs Beauty continues her Holiday Gift Guide with these ideas for Fragrance Gifts for Him and Her!
Prime Beauty has a beauty find that’s a steal! An awesome collaboration with YouTuber Chloe Morello has resulted in the fabulous Ciaté London Beauty Haul Makeup Set and it’s a great value too!
Over at Phyrra, Courtney and former Urban Decay Makeup Artist Mickey bring you the perfect Glam Glitter Winged Liner Tutorial! It’s great for the Holidays.
Yikes, Christmas and Hanukkah are here! So if there’s any last minute gifts you need for her, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has some great, affordable suggestions from The Body Shop!
Have you seen this year’s Guerlain Holiday Collection? It’s always a daydreaming beauty favorite, and this year does not disappoint! Check out the glam Shalimar inspired collection here.
Beauty Info Zone has a great giveaway for Vertere Skincare. What better way to start the new year than with new skin goodies?
The Too Faced + Kat Von D Better Together Collection launches on Boxing Day and you don’t want to miss this collection! Perilously Pale shares with us a review and swatches of the full launch!
See Mama’s Apple Pie Quad (and the rest) of Shipra of Taneja’s Bride‘s haul(thus far) of the ColourPop x Hello Kitty collection!
Justina’s Gems loves Cover FX and the new Click Highlighters are no exception! Read about her favorites and see some swatches by checking out the review!
Head to Blushing Noir and find the perfect way to keep casual on New Years Eve, but still dress up that basic white tee!