GLAM Beauty Board: Summer 2014 Reviews…

Hey hey!!  As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I periodically receive a selection of products to review.  Lucky for me – most of them I have never tried and in most cases have been DYING to (It’s the beauty junkie in me…LOL) Last week, I got the Summer Beauty Board Box, which contained an great selection of summer essentials from makeup to skin!

SummerBeautyBoard GLAM Beauty Board: Summer 2014 Reviews...

The Rundown:

Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor I have always been a Venus girl – I love the way the handle feels and the blades give me a super smooth shave.  This particular version lessens the feeling of irritation thanks to two aloe strips, one above the blades and one below. The Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel is also really great at adding protection against irritation. It’s also dye and fragrance free too (Woooo!) plus it smells really good!

Bite Beauty BB Lip I loooove this!!  It looks like healthy lips and feels really good and offers excellent hydration.  This color-rich balm repairs, primes, and protects with SPF 15. Natural lip repair lipids mimic the lips’ natural surface to revitalize, replenish, and restore texture for the ultimate softness.

ALTERNA CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk My hair is DRY y’all (really fine too) an now that it’s color treated practically every day of my life, I need a leave in conditioner on a regular basis.  This one is a leave-in conditioner that absorbs instantly and hydrates deeply.  It’s a godsend for my dry, brittle, or aging hair!

Jason Gluten Free Body Wash This is certified gluten free – so if you are concerned about that then this one is PERFECT for you.  It comes in a HUGE 30 oz pump bottle (more than two times the amount for a typical body wash), it smells fresh AND it’s only $14.  What’s not to love?  This will last you forever!

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask A brightening hydrating cream that works like a mask while you sleep!??!  Sign me up!

 

Have you tried any of these?  What are your favorite summertime go to products?  Let me know in the comments!

Stay Pretty!!

 

 

TMG Faves: Eve Lom Cleanser…

I can’t believe I’ve never tried this – and once you do……you won’t either.  Eve Lom Cleanser isn’t called, “Probably the best cleanser in the world…”  by Vogue for no reason.  It probably is.  In case you are not aware, Eve Lom was Born in Czechoslovakia, and developed her career as a world-renowned facialist in Hollywood and opened her first salon in London in 1984. her skincare range including the cleanser is legendary…even Elaine and Phillip over at Teen Vogue are in love with it. So I HAD to see what the deal was!!  I scored myself a 1oz sample jar from SpaceNK and used it while I was on vacation, my life will never be the same!!  This literally MELTS your makeup, exfoliates, brightens, softens and tones all at once.  The muslin cloth that comes with it is really cool too BUT a clean white washcloth works just as well. The water HAS to be hot (it’s like a big steam that opens your pores…) and it activates the oils in the cleanser.   It has won awards for literally 25 years and has an impressive track record as being great for all skin types even problem skin. The muslin cloths should be washed regularly.

EveLomCleanser TMG Faves:  Eve Lom Cleanser...

Chamomile and cocoa butter softly calm and soothe, while clove and eucalyptus essential oils deeply decongest. Added hops oil tones the skin as the muslin cloth gently exfoliates.

The Rundown:
  • Cleanser 6.75fl.oz – Includes 2 Muslin Cloths ($135)
  • Cleanser 3.4fl.oz – Includes 1 Muslin Cloth ($80)
  • Cleanser 1.7fl.oz – Including Travel Size Muslin Cloth ($50)

Deep cleanses without drying or stripping the skin and removes even the most stubborn of waterproof makeup

  • Thorough cleansing and gentle exfoliation support natural skin cell regeneration and provides a vital receptive base for beauty products to work at their best
  • Decongests and helps drain toxins with the signature massage technique
  • Exfoliates, tones, and improves circulation when combined with the specially woven Muslin Cloth
  • Softens and conditions the skin
  • Provides visible benefits for all skin types

Now…this is definitely pricier than most cleansers BUT my rationale is that you only need a little bit. PLUS the essential oils have made my skin SING over the past week.  My skin felt clean, clear, soft and silky.  I’m ready to take the plunge.

Stay Pretty!!

New for Fall: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner…

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is my new favorite thing. I love new innovations, and this one is at the top of my list.  A good cat eye was SUPER hard for me to do until gel liner came along – it always looked wobbly.  When you have the gel liner, then you need a brush…and what if the pot dries out because you accidentally leave the jar open because you didn’t close the top tight enough (true story…I’ve lost many pots of liner that way). So this new pencil is not so much a pencil as it is an air tight applicator for a fantastic gel liner.  It’s thin, soft and goes on brilliantly. Be careful though, this is not a retractable product so once you click the pen, the liner must be used. I also love how it comes in a pack of three….very cool.

Hourglass 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner campaign image New for Fall: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner...

Exceptionally thin, remarkably soft, and waterproof gel liner.  The advanced gel formula is encapsulated in a mechanical pencil, offering precision accuracy and ease of application. It’s perfect for lining between the lashes, and it doesn’t budge. Unlike traditional gel liners, there’s no pot, no brush, and no clean-up required.  Two clicks is all you need to line the eyes and each pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses.

 

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner group shot New for Fall: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner...

The Rundown:

Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner [USD $45 (PACKAGE OF 3) | $16 (SINGLE)]

  • The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for lining in between lashes.
  • The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required.
  • The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear.
  • The supple, moisturizing formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly.
  • Two clicks is all you need to line the eye. Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses.
  • Only dispense product as needed – mechanical pencil does not retract.
  • Free of phthalates, sulfates, talc and gluten. No animal testing.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.

Availability:  In packs of three at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter.com, Space.NK.  Single liner exclusive to Sephora, Hourglasscosmetics.com

Line Pretty!!

10 Must Have Travel Beauty Essentials…

Travel Beauty Essentials

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Refresh Your Makeup Storage this Summer…

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

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NEW C.O. Bigelow Candle Collection…

C.O. Bigelow Candle Collection

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Summer 2014: MAC Moody Blooms…

MAC Moody Blooms Summer 2014

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My 7 Summer Must Haves…

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NARS DUAL INTENSITY SHADOW

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5 Ways to Reveal Your Best Self….

Reveal Your Best Self

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TMG Faves: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette…

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Skin Ceuticals Renew Overnight Dry

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