Summer Essentials | Fab Five

Thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring this Summer Essentials discussion.  Summer Essentials | Fab Five

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We just discussed the top trends for Summer 2014.    We’re less than a week away from the official kickoff of summer! Let’s face it, though – summer is already upon us. Now, these are some of my absolute summer essentials!

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April 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

There are a few things that I am a sucker for. Baby animals, coffee drinks, and glitter are amongst those things. Something else I cannot resist – subscription boxes. I recently had the opportunity to check out the Beauty Box 5 again when the good folks over there sent me the April 2014 Beauty Box 5.

beauty box 5 april 2014 700 x 700 April 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that is beauty themed and has 5 items included each month. Pretty self-explanatory, right?

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Find Your Kleenex Style #kleenexstyle

.Many thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s story, and keeping my life stylish!  Opinions are always my own.  Find Your Kleenex Style #kleenexstyle

kleenex style wm Find Your Kleenex Style #kleenexstyle

What is your personal aesthetic?  Some people like sleek and modern, with lots of white and polished metal.  Others like country chic with dusty shades of green or lavender. And still others go for the cabin chic look with tree branches, animals, and hunter green.

Me?  I go for bold. I love color.  I love texture.  I love pattern.  I bet you’d never guess that from looking at my site, though, would ya?  Anyway, that’s one of the reasons I was so excited to see that Kleenex had partnered with one of my favorite designers for their new line of designer prints.

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Get Spring Ready Skin with Lush Cosmetics

When I was 15 or so, we moved to Seattle.  This move seriously changed my life.  It was partly the age and partly being introduced to so many new experiences.  One of these new experiences was my introduction to Lush Cosmetics.  It was literally like a paradise of beauty products.  Bath bombs and lotions and cleansers, oh my!

lush facial cleansers wm Get Spring Ready Skin with Lush Cosmetics

Fast forward about 15 years or so, and Lush is still one of the brands that I like.  Recently, I had the opportunity to check out a couple of new products from the great folks at Lush Cosmetics.  Well, new to me, at least.

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Options for At Home Hair Removal

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easy at home hair removal options Options for At Home Hair Removal

One of the biggest banes of my life is shaving my legs.  I absolutely abhor it, and will do just about anything to avoid that awful task.

Why do I hate shaving my legs so?  Let me count the ways!

That coarse, wiry hair seems to exist only to mock me.  I can shave my legs, and it grows back fast.  Like really fast.  Within a day or two, you have to repeat this awful task.  No thank you.  Factor in nicks, cuts, and razor burn, and fuhgeddaboutit.

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Glow Challenge Results #luminousglow

 

The Olay Luminous Glow challenge is sponsored by P&G/SheSpeaks.  Opinions are my own.

olay regenerist luminous Olay Regenerist Luminous Glow Challenge Results #luminousglow

A couple weeks ago, I told you that I was taking the Olay Regenerist Luminous challenge.  I switched out my regular skin care regimen and replaced it with the new Olay Regenerist Luminous line.  As part of the challenge, I was to use the Olay Regenerist line for two weeks, and report back with my findings.

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Taking the Olay Regenerist Luminous Glow Challenge #luminousglow

The Olay Luminous Glow challenge is sponsored by P&G/SheSpeaks.  Opinions are my own.

olay regenerist luminous Taking the Olay Regenerist Luminous Glow Challenge #luminousglow

AS much as I don’t really want to admit it, I’m not getting any younger.  While my skin is still in really excellent shape, I’d probably rather be proactive than reactive.  I mean, it’s easier to guard against wrinkles, dark spots, and other damage than to try to reverse this kind of skin damage & signs of aging.

To this point, I’ll be testing out the Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Care line.  This line is similar to boutique products with a much more pocketbook friendly price tag.  Some of the highlights of the Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Care line include:

  • Brightens skintone
  • Fades the look of discoloration and dark spots
  • Reduces the appearance of undereye darkness and circles
  • Improves skin’s texture

Follow along on twitter & Instagram with #luminousglow to see how the skincare routine is coming along.  Check back in a couple weeks for  my thoughts, too.

How to Choose Natural Beauty Products

How to Choose Natural Beauty Products was sponsored by the Natural Products Association.  Opinions are our own.

how to choose natural beauty products How to Choose Natural Beauty Products

I am a beauty product junkie. It almost doesn’t matter where I am, if there’s a display of some type of beauty products, I’m checking it out. Unfortunately, there are some really bad, and bad for you, ingredients in many beauty lines. I’m talking about items that have been banned from our food supplies, but somehow are still acceptable to slather all over ourselves.

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