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MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection: Boost Your Skin's Natural Elasticity

MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection: Boost Your Skin’s Natural Elasticity

As anyone who has passed by a mirror and caught a side view of themselves knows, the struggle with pandemic pounds is very real. Like everyone else who gained weight while being quarantined, your stomach is probably rounder than usual, stretch marks a bit more prevalent, and your skin a bit looser and sagging. Of course, diet and exercise will help to get rid of the extra pounds but your skin’s elasticity will be weak and compromised; this means you’re stuck with the stretch marks and sagging skin. But all hope is not lost; thanks to the skincare products in the MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection, you’ll be able to lift, firm, plump and smooth your way to sexier curves – the natural way.

MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection: Boost Your Skin's Natural Elasticity

We already love MAËLYS for their Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick and fell in love with this skincare collection after just one use. The MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection features a trio of cruelty-free, clinically proven skin firming and smoothing products; They also happen to be MAËLYS’ top 3 best-selling body reshaping products. We had the pleasure of trying out the products and you absolutely feel it working. We’re only a couple of days into use but we’ll tell you, you will definitely notice the warming sensation and tightening feeling that comes from using the products. The three products include B-TIGHT Lift & Firm Booty Mask, B-FLAT Belly Firming Cream, and B-PERKY Lift & Firm Breast Mask. Get to know this innovative trio below:

MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection: Boost Your Skin's Natural Elasticity

B-TIGHT Lift & Firm Booty Mask, $49.00: Ready to bid adieu to cellulite and tighten your butt? The B-TIGHT Lift & Firm Booty Mask reduces the appearance of cellulite, increases skin elasticity, and firms the skin around your butt and thighs. What makes this product so good? Check out these amazing ingredients:

  1. Pink PepperSlim – A plant extract that stimulates fat reduction.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid – Helps retain water, keeping your skin moist and plump.
  3. Guarana Seed Extract – Wakes up tired skin by energizing and revitalizing its appearance.

B-FLAT Belly Firming Cream, $49.00: Say goodbye to your stretch marks. B-FLAT Belly Firming Cream is clinically proven to create the appearance of a smoother, tighter, and firmer-looking belly. It helps to fade the appearance of stretch marks for younger-looking stomach skin. The goodness packed in this wonder product includes:

  1. Avocado Extract: Helps prevent the look of stretch marks.
  2. Shea Butter: Keeps the skin flexible, supple, and ready to repair itself.
  3. Pink Pepperslim: Clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fatty skin.

B-PERKY Lift & Firm Breast Mask, $39.00: For those who haven’t worn a bra in over a year and may need a “lift”, B-PERKY gives natural volume to your bust.  It is clinically proven to give an overall healthy glow and improves the appearance of the bust area. It’s formulated with powerful firming, lifting, and volumizing ingredients such as:

  1. Palmitoyl Isoleucine: Gently firms and plumps the skin.
  2. Kigelia Africana: Helps strengthen loose skin.
  3. Jojoba Oil: Repairs red and damaged skin.

The products in the MAËLYS Body Reshaping Collection are free from parabens and SLS. The products in the collection can be purchased individually or you can get all three for $127.00 on www.maelyscosmetics.com.

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

To say our wash day has been delightful since we were first introduced to the original Wash Day Delight Water-To-Foam Shampoo is an understatement. Wash day no longer takes the full day it usually did; f you’re blessed with thick, long hair, then you know what we mean. We’re still able to enjoy some daylight hours; it’s an amazing thing. For those unaware, the Wash Day Delight line is made with everything your hair will love, it’s vegan and contains no parabens or artificial colors. The original formula is truly a delight for curly hair. It cleans your hair quickly, reduces detangling time, and doesn’t strip your hair. So, of course, we’re excited about the newest addition to the line.

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

To complement the original Water-To-Foam shampoo, Carol’s Daughter released another first of its kind formula: the Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner. Like the shampoo, the conditioner is also blended with Aloe + Glycerin, for 5x more moisture and 10x easier detangling. The Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Aloe provides instant moisture and boasts tangles melting technology. The Rose Water shampoo and jelly-to-cream conditioner promise petal-soft hydration, hair blooming with shine, and gentle scalp care.

Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Aloe + Glycerin

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

The jelly-to-cream formula, infused with Aloe and Glycerin transforms into a nourishing cream to envelop the hair from roots to ends. This unique conditioner deeply conditions with intense moisture and melts away tangles instantly. It easily spreads through hair, providing perfect slip so curls glide past each other. It minimizing tangles and unties knots so you can detangle in less time.

Wash Day Delight Water-To-Foam Shampoo + Wash Day Delight Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner with Rose Water

Carol’s Daughter Expands Their Wash Day Delight Haircare Collection

The revolutionary Water-To-Foam Shampoo and Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner are now available with Rose Water. Get your hair ready for a delicate cleanse and weightless hydration. Just like the original, the shampoo’s targeted applicator helps the liquid formula instantly flow through hair providing easy scalp access. It quickly rinses clean and the rose water adds a layer of hydration for happy, clean hair. The conditioner transforms from a thick jelly to a nourishing cream to moisturize hair from root to ends and minimize tangles.

“This time in quarantine has taught us a few things, like how important it is to REALLY care for our hair in between salon visits and also, how valuable time is,” explains Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price. “For African-American women, when it comes to our hair, less tangles, and more moisture, shine and softness are a must. Not only do these products provide that, but they truly cut down on time during wash day so you can get back to the things that truly matter. Trust me, one wash changes everything!”

The new innovations are Vegan, and free of parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, and artificial colors. They are available at www.CarolsDaughter.com, www.amazon.com, www.target.com, and retailers nationwide starting at $10.99.

NEW Launch: Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar

NEW Launch: Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar

Is it too early to start thinking about Summer? Thanks to Base Blue Cosmetics’ Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar, we’re skipping ahead to Hanami, the season when the blooming of Japanese cherry blossoms is celebrated. For those unaware, cherry blossoms are the main attraction of Kyoto. It’s the best place to fully enjoy the pink-hued blooms and they even host many special events at some of the temples and shrines for you to enjoy the festivities. The Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar celebrates the celebration and the subtle and delicate scent of cherry blossoms.

NEW Launch: Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar

This cruelty-free perfume soap bar is infused with the scents of Kyoto and gently yet effectively purifies all skin types. Those with sensitive skin will absolutely love it. Its delicate fragrance recreates sweetness, the very human touch of this romantic city with layers of scents. The first layer is cherry and then comes with fruity lemonade. If you’re a fan of scents like rose and gardenia, then you’ll love the distinct fragrance of this soap.

NEW Launch: Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar

The Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar not only smells lovely, it is wonderfully moisturizing; plus you must admit that it’s also so pretty. We love the cherry blossom soap carving inside of the transparent pink soap bar. This decorative flower soap is a feast for both the eyes and the nose.

Since we can’t really travel, we have to enjoy staycations that give the vibe of being transported to exotic locals. Indulging in a warm shower that envelopes you in the relaxing scent of the Japanese cherry blossoms is the next best thing to a trip to Kyoto. The Base Blue Cosmetics Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar is a must for relaxing self-care moments. At $8.00 a bar, you can score a bar or to for yourself on www.basebluecosmetics.com.

 

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

As we prepare for what we hope will not become the 2021 snowpocalypse, we can’t help but think of the warm, tropical places we can’t visit because of the pandemic. We’re also thinking of how the frigid cold, dry winter air will affect our hair and how having sun-drenched hair with beachy waves sounds wonderful right now. Thanks to the latest launch from TO112, you can actually indulge in the fantasy of having beachy textured hair during the cold winter months. Say hello to the TO112 Sea Salt Serum, a hydrating, softening, volumizing hair serum that gives you true surfside, beachy hair waves, all year-round.

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

That’s right, you can enjoy the look of beach waves, without having to be at the beach. The best part, you can obtain these beach waves without the overdrying of traditional salt sprays. This is sea salt spray reimagined in a serum formula. Thanks to ingredients like Tamanu, jojoba, and argan oils, and other botanicals, the TO112 Sea Salt Serum moisturizes and protects your hair to counterbalance the added texture provided by the sea salt. The result is sexy, casual texture, fresh from a day of beach and sun. No more worrying about wash day, as this serum can revive unwashed hair, giving you an extra day of style in between washes whether you’re rocking braids, messy updos, or your natural curls. The TO112 Sea Salt Serum is also SLS and Sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

NEW Hair Product Launch Alert: TO112 Sea Salt Serum

Here’s the breakdown of the four major ingredients and how they benefit your hair:

Tamanu Oil:
– Smooths hair for manageability
– Lightweight hydrator
– Enhances hair’s natural sheen
– Helps strands retain moisture

Argan Oil:
– High in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins
– Hydrates and softens hair minimizing frizz

Jojoba Seed Oil:
– Strengthens hair
– Rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals

Sea Salt:
– Provides light hold and texture

You will love the Sea Salt Serum’s smooth, sweet, and slightly citrusy scent (perfect for helping to imagine it’s summertime). It also boasts an all-natural Tahitian gardenia fragrance, with the subtle warmth of vanilla. If you want to escape the dredge of winter hair dryness and embrace the beachy waves of summer, head on over to www.to112.com and grab a bottle or two for $36.00.

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

For those of us who are busty, MAËLYS has launched two new products that are must-haves in your beauty regime; especially for the upcoming summertime heat. For anyone amply gifted on top, you’re very familiar with such annoyances as boob sweat, bra marks, rashes, and uneven skin texture. There has been a void in the beauty industry for breast skincare and wellness until now. For a long time, breasts have been left out of being pampered. With MAËLYS’s two newest launches, GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick and GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant, your “girls” are in for the pampering they always deserved.

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

For anyone blessed with Ds and larger, humidity, friction, and sometimes fabric can be thy enemies. While it’s especially problematic during the hot summer days, the bountifully gifted have to deal with these issues all year round. We’re here to tell you, these two products will leave your “girls” truly loved. These two products from MAËLYS should absolutely be added to your daily self-care routine. The best part, both products smell absolutely incredible and are suitable for all skin types.

MAЁLYS GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick, $25.00

NEW! MAËLYS Breast Exfoliating Stickb Deodorant

Made especially for the delicate skin around the breast, the MAËLYS GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick unclogs pores, hydrates skin, and reveals your skin’s hidden glow. Made to use in the shower, we love that the handheld component of the exfoliant helps you control the pressure. We’ve all experienced rashes, excessive heat, and discomfort from our bras, fabric, and laundry detergent. This wonderful exfoliant helps get rid of everything that can irritate the skin under and around your breasts. Comprised of two scrub particles, Diatomaceous Earth to polish skin, and Coconut Shell Powder which busts through heavy layers of dead skin cells, you’ll be left with amazingly smoother skin. This small but mighty product also contains Goji Berry Fruit Extract to assist in fighting free radicals, toxins, and pollutants.

MAЁLYS GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant, $25.00

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant

Yes, this is a product that was long overdue. Thankfully the days of using harmful talcum powder to alleviate boob sweat are long gone. Thankfully, we have a healthier option for our underboobs to stay dry and feel fresh. The gentle, yet power-packed MAËLYS GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant is designed to leave you with a fresh underboob area. You’ll be left very comfortable as excess moisture is absorbed throughout the day.  Thanks to corn starch, the secret to dryness, and a high content of aloe juice and cucumber water, you’re left with an instantly refreshing feel. Made without aluminum, talc, or parabens, your body is safe from the harmful effects of those cancer-causing ingredients.

Both products are available now and getting rave reviews (from us and everyone else). We know you’ll love them as well. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these two new skincare products.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

While many spirits have seen some modern updates, vodka and rum come in many flavors, whiskies and bourbons come in new finishes, and wines are made with fruits other than grapes; one spirit that hasn’t much changed is Cognac. Until now! Until CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac! Cognac is a brandy variety specifically made from wine that comes from Cognac, France. It is required to meet certain production methods and legal requirements and CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac does meet all those requirements but it offers something a bit more. Something other cognacs do not offer, a double maturation in Oceanic and Tropical climates.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

Camus Caribbean Expedition is a one-of-a-kind small batch Cognac. It is stunningly amber-colored with golden highlights. You will immediately pick up on its fruit and spicy aromas of banana, pear, cocoa bean, and nutmeg. Side note: We’re looking forward to a later edition of this cognac will be after extensive aging in the barrels. Upon the first sip, this cognac opens up with a noticeable kick but then rounds out to an elegant mouthfeel. Expect lots of aromas, soft tannins, and more exotic fruit with this divine spirit.

The journey to this unique cognac is an adventurous one. In its 4th year of aging, 10 sealed casks were loaded on the De Gallant ship, which then sailed the Transatlantic route to Barbados. For 45 days, the cognac in these barrels was exposed to multiple environmental factors, like motion and variation in temperature, humidity, and air pressure, enhancing its intensely aromatic notes. A nod to the 18th and 19th centuries when the Cognac trade around the world was made by ship? During those times, oak barrels left their cellars in France and reached their final destinations after months of sailing. Here’s a breakdown of the ways motion, Oceanic climate, and air pressure affected the liquid.

  • The continuous movement of the ship while sailing, amplifies the contact between each molecule of the liquid and the wood staves, accelerating the extraction of aromatic components from the barrel.
  • As the ship crossed different climatic areas, entering into very warm zones, some of the crucial processes of maturation, such as oxidation with the formation of aldehydes, had the chance to happen sooner.
  • Lastly, the continuous change in the atmospheric pressure increased the mechanic effect of contraction and expansion of the oak wood staves, accelerating the process of oxygen consumption. While most of the 10 casks were loaded in the hold of the ship, two of these (no.5 and no.8) were deliberately tied down on the bow, in the open air, to maximize the exposure to external atmospheric agents.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

At the end of those 45 days, the Cognac was entrusted to the tropical conditions of Foursquare Master Distiller Richard Seale for 1 year of further maturation. The very unique climate of Barbados accelerated changes in color and flavor profile; this created a Cognac with a distinctive, highly aromatic taste that is an absolute first in the history of the category. The casks were kept in traditional Bajan cellars, stacked one on top of the other vertically. In the Bajan climate, the tannins from the barrels gave greater structure and complexity to the cognac compared to a cognac of equal maturation in a continental climate. The result is a cognac with higher aromatic components, more fruit and spice on the palate, and an array of flavors no European cognac possesses.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

This unprecedented and special finish in the highly distinctive environmental conditions is the fruit of an experimental vision by CAMUS; the brand is looking at exploring the boundaries of Cognac-making to enhance the intensity of aromas. This limited edition cognac is a must to experience, especially if you’re a cognac connoisseur. Forewarning, only 4500 bottles of CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac are currently available and it’s been obtainable since September 1st. To add the groundbreaking cognac to your home bar, visit the CAMUS e-shop, www.camus.fr.

 

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

One thing about the end of summer we are thankful for is the extremely high humidity. It’s like Kryptonite to a beat face. There’s nothing more annoying than sweating your makeup off. Even with blotting sheets and powders, the humidity can ruin a flawless face. Of course, just because the fall season is here, doesn’t mean humidity goes away. Although it is a bit less aggressive, humidity is here all year’ round. Luckily there are beauty champions to help combat the unwanted effects of humidity and give your makeup more staying power. With the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection, you enjoy makeup that is set and locked in for hours; all you have to do is shake to activate.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

The Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray ($36.00) and Hydro Grip Primer ($30.00) make up the beauty power couple that is the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection. Once these two products are applied to your face, your makeup is staying put, humidity be damned. As the newest member of this must-have beauty duo, we’ll highlight the Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray first.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

This clean, alcohol-free setting and refreshing spray sets makeup for up to 12 hours, hydrates skin, and leaves you with a breathable, gleaming glow. Don’t worry, you won’t be left looking greasy, just wonderfully dewy. The setting spray features a dual-phase formula you shake to activate. It contains blue agave extract to grip and set makeup while hemp-derived cannabis seed extract, hyaluronic acid, aloe, and niacinamide hydrate, refresh, and provide antioxidant benefits for blissed-out skin all. day. long. The Hemp-derived cannabis seed and moringa seed oils add an extra shot of hydration to lock in moisture for that dewy glow. It forms a weightless invisible layer so you can also use it before your makeup application to prep your skin. We love the fact that you can use it throughout the day as needed to refresh and revitalize your skin.

Get a Grip: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection Sets Your Makeup for Hours

The award-winning, hydrating, Hydro Grip Primer is also formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract. Especially great for dry skin, you’re going to need this makeup-gripping gel primer as the cold, drier air of the colder seasons starts to deplete the moisture in your skin. Aloe makes it smells wonderfully fresh, a bit like morning dew. It glides on smoothly and remains tacky enough to hold your makeup, whether you apply light makeup or a full face. The aloe water and Hyaluronic Acid also hydrates, soothes, and calms your skin. Together with the Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray, your makeup and skin will be untouchable.

this duo has helped us so much; we always had to carry blotting sheets in our purse (if blotting sheets were currency, we’d be rich) and we usually use at least 3-4 a day. This was our routine until we tried the staying power of this Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Collection. We are now leaving our blotting sheets at home without feature of looking oily. Both Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray ($36.00) and Hydro Grip Primer ($30.00) are available now on www.sephora.com.

 

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

We all know how essential hand sanitizers have become. It is now the most important personal care item to have in your bag. While we’re reaching for this essential product more and more during this pandemic, we definitely see continued use after Covid-19 is long gone. We anticipate lots of growth in this category, especially as on its own, hand sanitizers are very drying and have quite a very overpowering scent.

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Of course, changing hand sanitizers a bit to be more skin-friendly is the next logical step; a step that will most likely move this personal care item to the skincare category. Some brands are already taking this step. We see the addition of ingredients to moisturize the hands and as well as making hand sanitizers more nose-friendly. Check out how Truly, American Provenance, and Every Man Jack are changing hand sanitizers to become more user friendly.

Truly Hand Sanitizer (Germ Killin’ Gel), $6.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

The Truly moisturizing hand sanitizer will leave your hands feeling cleansed, refreshed, and hydrated. With its 70% alcohol and Aloe Leaf ingredients that work as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, it helps to protect your skin. It hydrates hands while the gel continues to fight off, and kill germs; plus its chic design will fit perfectly in all on-the-go accessories!

American Provenance Hand Sanitizer, $5.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Made with 80% Ethyl Alcohol, American Provenance’s NEW Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer exceeds the World Health Organization’s standards, all while supporting our American Farmers! Additionally, it’s the perfect travel size (meets TSA guidelines) while you’re on the go-to. Pop in into your car console, purse, and backpack. It is effective against 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and because it is unscented, you can be protected without the overpowering scent all day long.

Every Man Jack Citrus Hand Sanitizer, $8.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

The Every Man Jack hand sanitizer comes in a Citrus formula and protects against 99.9% of most common germs! It has a coconut oil base to help moisturize the hands and is scented with lemon and citrus essential oils for a refreshing aroma finish. This product was created for the purpose of an antiseptic, or preventative against the growth of disease-causing microorganisms, and is an alternative to washing your hands when you’re unable to do so. The Every Man Jack hand sanitizer is cruelty-free, boasts 50% PCR content, gluten-free, vegan, and recyclable.