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Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

As we enter into the season of cold, dry air, you may notice your skin gets drier, itchier, and looks and feels less supple. That’s because the cold will drastically affect your skin. The cold air has less moisture; the harshness of the winds will strip your skin of its moisture; and unless you have a humidifier at home, the heated air in your home will dry out your skin. All of these leads to your skin looking aged. It is a fact that your skin needs an extra level of love and hydration during the cold, winter months. Luckily, there are some wonderful skincare products out there to help and we’re highlighting them today. Let’s face it, we all want luminous skin for the holiday season and all winter long and these winter skin savers are here to help.

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Whether you’re looking for preventative skincare or skin rescuing products, these winter skin savers are here to get your skin to its optimal state. You’ll love the handmade products from Black-owned organic skincare brand Choate Body; the effective, multitasking products from Clef skincare; the softening power of Beurre’s butters; the advantage of the science behind SNP Prep; the potency of Potency No. 710; the skin calming effects of Stone & Tumble; and the skin clearing mask from Ziri Skincare.

CHOATE BODY

Black-Owned Skincare Brand - Choate Body

Let’s face it, your skin can get angry.  The stress of life (especially living in a pandemic), face masks, the dry, cold air, and other environmental factors can wreak havoc on your skin. Choate Body has a trio of organic products, $77.00, that are wonderful at calming your skin.

Their Matcha Peppermint Facial Cleanser boasts Turmeric, Honey, Matcha Green Tea, French Clay, and Castile Soap meant to help balance oils and your skin’s ph. Packed with antioxidants, this cleanser soothes sensitive, acne, and eczema-prone skin and helps to reduce signs of aging, dark marks, and scars. The Lavender and Honey Face and Body Scrub calms inflammation from dry itchy skin; restores moisture and softens dry, rough skin. It helps to release ingrown hairs, rids dead skin, dirt, and oil that clog pores and cause breakouts. After you slothed off the dry, dead skin, slather your skin in the rich, moisturizing, organic Body Butter. Prepare to relieve your itchy, dry, and inflamed skin, soothe eczema and psoriasis, repair elasticity, minimizes scars, and stretch marks. All of Choate Body products are handmade in small batches to give you the freshest, cleanest ingredients for your skin.

CLEF SKINCARE

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

For those of us trying to reduce our skincare routine to less than a dozen products (we’ve all seen those “Go to Bed With Me” nighttime skincare videos), say hello to Clef Skincare. Wouldn’t you love a skincare product that is an all-in-one solution?

The CLEF Skincare Hydrating Cleansing Gel is a multifunctional cleanser that delivers multiple benefits in a single step. It’s a moisturizer in a cleanser, formulated to deep cleans pores, moisturize, repair, and forms a protective layer to prevent loss of moisture. The Copper Peptide Mask has the benefits of nine masks in one convenient package. It brightens, repairs, increases firmness, reduces wrinkles, increases elasticity, fades scars, reduces pigmentation, minimizes pores, and of course, moisturizes. It helps to rejuvenate skin by stimulating your natural collagen boost; plus it’s the thinnest nighttime mask out there, and is great for treating “maskne.”

BEURRE SHEA BUTTER

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Sometimes you can’t beat the classics. This is why we love the yummy shea butters from Beurre Butters. This wonderful line of clean shea butters are all handcrafted, cold-pressed, plant-based, and vegan. This New York-based shea butter skincare company has shea butter for whatever skincare ailment you might have, in delicious scents.

Their classic shea butter comes in raw, vanilla, lavender, and unscented. For those who suffer from Eczema, there’s a hand and body cream and a Calendula Balm. The brand also provides a Belly & Nipple Cream for moms, an unscented Chamomile, and Shea Butter Chamomile-Calendula Diaper Balm for babies.

SNP PREP CICARONIC SOS Ampoule

SNP PREP CICARONIC SOS Ampoule

SNP Prep’s Cicaronic SOS Ampoules are filled with lightweight yet deeply hydrating 7-day skincare vials. The powerful hydrating skincare that’s in these vials will stop the dryness of winter skin dead in its tracks. These individually-packed ampoules combine two key ingredients, Centella Asiatica (Tiger Grass) and Hyaluronic Acid, to quickly soothe and restore skin within a week and provide intense moisture to help improve skin energy and vibrance. It helps heal irritated skin by drenching your skin in soothing and healing properties. Your skin will be restored within a week and provides intense moisture to help improve your skin’s energy and vibrance.

POTENCY NO. 710

Potency No. 710

Although the House has passed the marijuana legalization bill, CBD is still going very strong in the skincare category.  Potency No. 710’s range of CBD products bring your the power of plants to get your skin to selfie-perfection. Their Gold Skin Serum is jam-packed with over 20 of the world’s most sought after plant oils. Blended with full-spectrum CBD, plant oils like blue tansy, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose oil makes this serum incredibly potent. Not only does it increase skin’s elasticity, but it also speeds up cell renewal, and is a true skin balancer for every skin type.

STONE & TUMBLE SOOTHING SERUM

Combat Dry, Winter Skin With These Winter Skin Savers

Stress-induced skin conditions on top of dry, winter skin can sometimes get painful, so it pays to be preventative. If you suffer from dry skin, acne, rosacea, redness, inflammation, and/or irritation, you need Stone & Tumble’s NEW Soothing Serum. This clean, plant-based skin serum will soothe and heal stressed skin, no matter the skin type or skin sensitivity levels.

The Stone & Tumble Soothing Serum is an effective concentrate that contains active, plant-based ingredients such as Cardiospermum, Echium Plantagineum, Sweet Almond, and Sunflower Seed oil to help heal, repair, rebalance, and calm irritated skin to reduce redness and dryness. This serum strengthens the skin’s natural defenses while minimizing the skin’s sensitized reaction. The brand avoids harsh ingredients sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils, petroleum, artificial dyes, and fragrance. Founded by Brianna Gilstrap, Stone & Tumble is a cruelty-free company and never tests on animals.

ZIRI SKINCARE RED CLAY MASK

Ziri Red Clay in Paste Facial Detox Mask

Over the summer we highlighted a few Ziri Skincare products, including their Moroccan Red Clay Mask. Although the winter air is drying, those with oily skin know, oiliness doesn’t stop in the winter. This mask is rich in iron and silica; it effectively absorbs both sebum and excess oil, unclogs pores and blackheads, restores skin elasticity, evens out skin tone, reduces acne and brightens skin, promotes cell regeneration, and improves blood circulation. It’s one of our favorite winter skin savers.

We hope you get to love these winter skin savers as much as we do. Let us know which ones you’re dying to try.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Lip-Licking Good: The Delectable Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

We’re sure you’re aware of the long-standing relationship between food and fashion. But have you noticed the budding fusion of food and beauty? You’ve probably enjoyed a beauty drink, indulged in coconut water or milk-based beauty products, but have you ever tried a foodie-inspired lipstick? Get ready to enjoy your lip licking beauty with the wonderful range of Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Gorjue fuses the food and makeup industries with lipsticks that mimics and named after foods from around the world. The brainchild of Maesa Koeber, Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks are cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks that make your lips nibble-worthy. The long-wearing lipsticks are also gluten-free, soy-free, glide on velvet smooth, is highly pigmented and opaque, and very moisturizing. Don’t worry, you won’t be walking around with food breath on your lips. Gorjue boasts a delectable citrus vanilla scent that will put all the attention on your lips.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

The name itself celebrates beauty and food. Gorje means “to eat” but it’s also a simile for “gorge,” short for gorgeous. What a perfect double entendre! Coat your lips in creamy satin lip colors in shades like Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Nigiri, New York Hotdog, California Burger, and Southern Fried Chicken. Each shade retails for $22.00 but you can all five creamy colors in a Foodie Beauty Bundle for $90.00.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

For those who are not afraid to go all out, there is the Limited Edition “To Go” set for $120.00; it includes all five of the Foodie Beauty Bundle lipsticks in a giant Gorjue’s Take Out Box. The Take Out Box is made from hard white vinyl, boasts a functional lid with inside storage, and metal handle.

We can’t wait to see what other food-inspired colors Maesa Koeber adds to her range of Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks. We have a few ideas of our own but we want to know, what food-inspired lip colors would you love to see?

 

Time To Glow Up: Sol de Janeiro GlowMotions Glow Oils

We know Summer is months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sensual, glowing summer skin now. You don’t have to wait for the warm summer months to show off sun-kissed skin. You don’t have to go away to somewhere tropical either. With the new range of Sol de Janeiro GlowMotions Glow Oils, your skin can look summer-ready, right now. In Brazil, glowing skin is a year-round obsession, and Sol de Janeiro wants you to join in on this infatuation now. These oils come in an easy-glowing pump for perfect, no-mess application. You’re left with deliciously scented glowing skin, every day!

The skin-softening and hydrating glow oils, were originally available Copacabana Bronze (a warm bronze tint) and Rio Sunset (a translucent champagne shimmer); now they are also available in three special edition Summer 2019 shades: Samba Sway, Goldie Rocks and Master Flash! The best part? These limited edition shades smell incredibly delicious and you can mix them all for even more glow shades and effects.

There are many things o love about the Sol de Janeiro GlowMotions Glow Oils. It’s hydrating and leaves your skin feeling soft to touch. It’s non-sticky, super blendable, and transfer-resistant (your clothing is safe). The five unique shades is complimentary to a range of skin-tones and glow moods and it boasts the Brazilian Beauty Blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil. We are obsessed with the Samba Sway, it smells heavenly, and gives our orange undertone a lovely rose gold-ish shimmer. Get to know the three limited edition summer shades below:

Samba Sway (Natural Sun-kissed Glow) – A natural for all skin tones, this luscious, illuminating light creates a soft, sun-kissed glow. No one will be able to resist this irresistible glow. It evens out skin tones and red undertones, too.

Goldie Rocks (Pop Icon Golden Glow) – A rock starry light shimmer that transforms into pop icon glow that’s amazing on all. Flecked with scintillating light for a golden-luscious sheen and skin-lit effect.

Master Flash (Hip Hot Kaleidoscope Glow) – This hip hot illuminator spins a see-and-be-scene glow with strobes of light and flashes of color for high-volume funk.

Get all five shades for $35.00 each on www.soldejaneiro.com.

 

 

Giveaway: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatment

GIVEAWAY: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments

Two years ago, the Prince Estate and the Pantone Color Institute announced that Prince’s signature royal purple would forever be a part of their color wheel as Love Symbol #2, in honor of the late icon. The color pays tribute to Prince’s amazing talent and influence he had on everything. Every year since his death, fans flock to every location celebrating his music with a dance party. Fans dress up in head to toe purple in honor of the man who captivated us and made royal purple his. Next month marks the 3rd anniversary of his death; and if you are honoring him, we’d like to help you do so with the help of Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments.

To honor The Purple One, you’ve got to look the part. We’re giving away Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments in purple in honor of Prince; plus the other five colors for those days you’re feeling adventurous. That’s right, we’re giving away all the colors of the Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments.

Giveaway: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatment

What’s in this amazing color depositing hair product? Hawaiian Kukui Nut, Shea Butter, the same direct deposit dyes found in Joico’s Color Intensity Semi-Permanent Crème colors, Arginine amino acid, and Joico’s exclusive bio-advanced Peptide Complex.

If you’re looking to instantly fight the fade and add hot shades to your hair, definitely try Joico. This super-nourishing treatment deposits bold pops of vibrant color on blonde and pre-lightened hair. It’s the perfect way for you to bump up your light colored hair without the full-on color commitment. The Joico Color Butters results last up to 10 shampoos depending on the condition, texture, and porosity of the hair. They reduce breakage by 44% and instantly give you the strongest, glossiest, healthiest, most vibrant strands around. The Color Butters retail for $19.99 on www.ulta.com but today, you can win them.

How can you not get excited about this multitasking hair product? So if you’re ready to win, see below for the Rafflecopter entry form and rules:

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What’s NEW From Hard Candy, Your Favorite 90’s Beauty Brand

Can you believe the first day of spring is only 3 days away!! After an interesting winter, we’re all excited to welcome the season of renewal. Along with the warmer weather and saying goodbye to heavy coats, we’re looking forward to the spring beauty launches. Today we’re highlighting some new beauty products from Hard Candy, your favorite 90’s beauty brand. What can you expect from the brand this spring? How about Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo, Matte Velvet Lip color and Liner, and Sheer Body Luminizer and Powder? The best part, all these beauty launches are very friendly to your budget.

The Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo ($7.00), seen above in a stunning gold called Sunbeam Sheen, offers a brilliant, sparkling, liquid glitter finish and a magnificently metalized smooth chrome foil finish in one. In addition to Sunbeam Sheen, this truly portable eyeshadow duo comes in seven additional colors.

The Matte Velvet Mousse Lipcolor & Liner ($6.00), is a hydrating, matte liquid lip color with a matching lip liner. How wonderful to get two products for the price of one. It’s definitely more bang for your buck. We love the deep, rich oxblood hue that is Dahlia. You’ll love the colors options available, there are 18 shades to be exact.

The Feelin’ Mauvey Eyeshadow Palette ($8.00), boasts a stunning collection of 10 highly pigmented mauve shades, in both matte and shimmer finishes. We love this collection of colors; they compliment everyone. It’s a great combination of neutrals, pinks, and pale purples.

Need to combat shine and hide your imperfections? The Sheer Envy Blur Face Primer ($8.00) is a revolutionary liquid-to-powder formula that blurs away imperfections. Your fine lines will be minimized and your pores will appear less apparent.

The perfect base for all of your shadow palettes, the Eye Shadow Primer ($5.00) increases the vibrancy and lasting power of all your eyeshadows.

Other new launches from your favorite 90’s beauty brand include the All Over Body Luminizer ($9.00); a head-to-toe, transfer-resistant, high-shine body illuminator that drenches your glowing skin with emollients and a fresh coconut scent. The Blurring & Pore Refining Loose Powder ($6.00), a weightless, universally hued powder that helps to refine pores, fine lines, marks, and redness.

What are your thoughts on these new products from Hard Candy? Are you excited about the new beauty launches? Will Hard Candy remain your favorite 90’s beauty brand?

Survival of the Sweetest: Cake Beauty Back-to-School Survival Bundle

Much like adulthood, back-to-school can sometimes be a jungle that champions the survivors. It’s not just survival of the fittest, it’s also the survival of the coolest. While your wardrobe may be on point, what about your beauty regime? For those looking to add the sweet smell of success to their back-to-school experience, check out the Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle. The bundle boasts some of Cake Beauty’s most coveted skincare and haircare products. Read on to get to know them:

The Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle includes:

  • The Grip Clip x5 ($12.00) – a set of 5 strong holding hair clips for effortless styling that adjusts to any hair type and texture
  • The ‘Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray ($3.99, travel size) – the best dry shampoo for dark hair to blonde locks. It leaves no white residue, boasts a lightweight formula, has no sticky hairspray feel, and adds volume to fine hair and lift flat hair.
  • Sweet Mint & Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream ($6.00, travel size) – a deliciously scented hand cream that hydrates and moisturizes extra dry hands and cuticles. It is infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera to soothe, smooth, and nourish your hands.
  • Strawberry & Cream Body Powder ($16.00) – a delectable and truly unique, translucent, talc-free loose powder designed for hair and body. This silky, luxurious blend works to absorb oil while adding volume to your hair, and blends with any hair hue and skin type.
  • Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm ($9.00, travel size) – a rich, warm, french vanilla buttercream scented hand cream that melts into your skin instantly leaving it nourished and velvety smooth. Made with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, and green tea extract, it soothes, smooths, and hydrates dry hands and cuticles.
  • Triple Citrus Blend Body Butter Cream ($6.00) – the intoxicating scent of citrus plus several rich antioxidants via a trio of essential oils, and shea butter help to hydrate, nourish, smooth out, and moisturize ultra dehydrated skin.
  • Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse ($6.00) – drench your body in our unique oil-intensive mousse, an exotic mix infused with raw Tahitian coconut elixir and rich mango butter, topped off with coconut and vanilla scents. It is whipped with precision and glides on effortlessly.
  • The Brush Crush ($15.00) – boasting high performing dual-bristles, prepare to achieve second-day hair greatness with a brush that detangles hair without pulling or tugging, smooths natural oils to promote hair health, and distributes dry shampoo for flawless application.

What are your thoughts on the Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle? Could these beauty products make your back-to-school experience a little sweeter?

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

Blue Velvet Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge

All hail innovations in beauty products. Ever since it first hit the market, the egg-shaped beauty sponge has become a staple in all our makeup bags. Although we’ve used many, available in a variety of colors, we’re excited about this lovely pale blue beauty. Why? Because of what it’s made of. The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is the ultra-soft, dual layer sponge that saves you 50%-70% of your makeup and perfectly blends everything.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

So what makes the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge the best out of the bunch? If you’re looking for a more natural, airbrushed foundation finish the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is your go-to. With your JUNO Microfiber Sponge, you can use it wet or dry. Wet the sponge for a flawless natural look or keep it dry for thicker, full coverage application. Thanks to its dual-layer, the non-abrasive Microfiber (microscopic, small fibers) and traditional antimicrobial makeup blender, you can use the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge as a brush or blender.  This also allows your makeup to sit on top of the sponge, and just like a brush, you end up using less product.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge’s velvet-soft microfiber bristles and slanted edge make for controlled stippling which provides buildable coverage, fast. Check out the flawless application of my makeup in the above photo on the right. How popular is this blue velvet beauty tool? The JUNO Microfiber Fusion Sponge has already sold over 150,000 in just three months.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

“Thanks to the rising trend of contouring and expensive makeup sponges, the need for professional makeup tools have definitely been on the rise and so have their prices,” says Mira Torres, co-founder of JUNO & Co. “With makeup sponges and brushes being sold for over $20 a piece, we want to create innovative and affordable products accessible to everyone. That’s how our collection of JUNO Microfiber Makeup Sponges started.”

As previously stated, you can use this innovative beauty sponge dry. You can apply powder and bake regardless of how dry the sponge is. Its pointy tip also makes it perfect for all areas around the delicate skin around the eye. Get one or more of this hybrid brush and sponge for $6.99 each on www.thejuno.co.

Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Think Pink: 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Today we’re featuring a peel-off mask that combines two of our favorite things – great skincare and the antioxidant power of tropical fruits.  If you haven’t yet, you will soon hear about the powerful benefits of guava – starting right here. Along with its unique flavor and fragrance, guava is touted as a superfruit, thanks to its numerous health benefits. It also boasts a ton of nutrients like vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants. All of these nutrients are amazing for your skin and are all found in the wonderful 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask.

Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

This newest addition to the 7th Heaven mask line boasts vitamin c, antioxidant-rich guava fruit, mangosteen fruit, apple, and pear.  This medley of fruit-derived ingredients delivers super soft, clean, even-toned skin, while also reducing redness and fighting acne. The 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask deep cleanses, refines and purifies pores to keep skin clear and free of dark spots. Its peel-off formula lifts away dead skin cells, and naturally exfoliates your skin, helping to remove dirt and oil. We love the feeling everything about this mask, from its wonderful scent to its cooling feeling and invigorating effect.

Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Its great for oily and combination skin and comes in single-serve, travel-friendly pouches that you can literally take anywhere with you. We promise you will love the fruity fresh 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask. You’ll love how soft, supple, and clean it leaves your skin. Like all 7th Heaven masks, the Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask is natural, cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny/BUAV/PETA approved! Each single sachet pouch is for one-time use and retails for $1.99 each. It’s a must if you want to achieve spa-like results, most importantly, for a fraction of the cost.

Could your skincare regime use a bit of a tropical escape? We highly recommend adding this soothing and antioxidant mask to your beauty arsenal, because we all could use an escape.