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My Everyday Essential Beauty Must-Haves

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It’s always fun to break down the beauty items you’re loving, what you’re trying out this season, and what you’ve come to adore, but I also really love seeing what other friends and bloggers consider essentials. You know; those everyday essential beauty must-haves. I want to know what’s in your essential beauty bag; the items you use day in and day out, and can’t live without.

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So without further ado, here are mine …

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My Everyday Essential Beauty Must-Haves; a.k.a., my Beauty Regimen

  • Schick Hydro Silk®. I always feel better when my legs are freshly shaved and smooth and I’ve been a fan of Schick® for years. I’ve been loving this New Schick Hydro Silk® Razor because it’s clinically proven to hydrate and moisturize for up to 2 hours after you shave. Here’s a little tip too: when you want that new razor, there’s always great deals at Kroger; click here to save!
  • Skintimate® Shave Gel. Over the years, I’ve tried to fall back on using plain old bar soap or shower gel to shave my legs and let me say, it is just not the same. Using Schick Hydro Silk® with Skintimate® Shave Gel is pretty monumental. Skintimate® Shave Gel just works. It smells great, goes on thick, and when you shave with it (rather than something dreaded, like bar soap), the result is healthy-looking, beautiful, silky smooth legs.
  • A moisturizer with SPF in it. I am crazy for body lotion and hand cream; having SPF in it makes it a standout for me. I’m pretty much always covered in lotion. (Thanks, Grandma!)
  • Foundation. This one’s pretty non-negotiable.
  • Under-eye concealer. This is a newer, but much-needed addition to the beauty lineup, and now that I’m onboard, I’m a total fan. Even just a bit of under-eye concealer and powder and I’m presentable-ish in a pinch.
  • Matte powder (and usually a quick swipe of blush because I am paler than pale).
  • Mascara, forever and always.
  • Nail polish. What can I say, I love having my nails painted. After getting my legs ready, I love to add a little more shine with a quick at-home mini manicure and pedicure!
  • A soft-finish hairspray; for even the worst hair days.

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I’ll also admit that I’m a total nail polish junkie. I feel “naked” without at least some polish on my nails. My staple nail polish colors: black, red, and any shade of nude.

Silky smooth legs, freshly painted nails, and a good hair day; I’m feeling pretty unstoppable.

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So tell me, what are your everyday essential beauty must-haves? Are there any products you feel like you can’t live without?

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The 3 Best Nail Polish Top Coats to Make Your Manicure LAST

If you’ve followed along here on the blog or social media over the years (can you believe this blog is more than 7 years old!?), you’ll know that I am a devout black nail polish lover. By the way, I think I make a pretty strong case for black nail polish as a perfect neutral here. But here’s the hitch: black nail polish, like just about every other nail polish on the planet, chips. The difference? When black nail polish chips, it’s obvious. And then suddenly you’re reliving the grunge days, and unsuspectingly bringing back a goth trend that was meant to stay firmly in the 90s. Chipped black nails are not a good look. Honestly, all chipped nail polish makes me cringe.

To combat the dreaded chipped nail, I’ve tested out at least ten different base and top coats that claim to extend the life of a manicure, and make a colored coat of nail polish last. But here’s the thing, not all protective top coats and base coats are made equal. For years, I tried the drugstore brands that guaranteed 10-day manicures and stronger nails. They were OK. But none of them really prevent chipping beyond the standard first few days.

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And while gel manicures in a salon really do last, the UV rays make me a bit nervous, and seriously, who has time to get gel manicures these days?

So I stepped up my game, determined to find a clear coat nail polish that would help my at-home manicures last. Especially now that I’m a mom, I just don’t have the time to get constant manicures. Swallow sadness. I paint my own nails at home pretty regularly. I love the look of polish on my nails. But like I said before, I’m not a fan of the chipped nail polish look, and I definitely do not have the time to constantly repaint my nails each week. So research I did.

All of the top coats I’ve found, unlike gel manicures, are easy to remove with any polish remover and don’t require soaking or scraping nails to remove. They also WORK.

Here are the results …

Drumroll, please …

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3 Nail Polish Top Coats to Make Your Manicure LAST:

| 1 | CND Vinylux Top Coat

This was actually the first top coat that I tried that really did what it said it was going to do. Although CND Vinylux Top Coat is marketed as a polish to use in conjunction with CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, don’t be afraid to use your own color and just top with CND Vinylux Top Coat. After using the color and top coat duo for a few weeks, and loving the lasting results, I decided to go rogue and try the top coat with one of my standard Essie polishes. It worked!

According to CND, exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending technology, creating an enduring, long-lasting polish. My manicures, with the top coat, lasted at least a week. It also dries really quickly; bonus!

You can find it at Ulta, Walmart, or on Amazon.

| 2 | Zoya Armor Topcoat

I’m a big fan of Zoya’s nail polish because they are all Big 10 Free and toxin-free. Especially now that I’m pregnant, its become my go-to nail polish. So when I found out Zoya had a top coat that guaranteed a lasting manicure, and then I read the hundreds of glowing reviews about the product, I knew I had to try it. Zoya Armor Topcoat adds a protective, ultra-glossy, flexible shine to nail color and prevent exposure to yellowing UV rays.

Zoya Armor – dubbed by the brand as “the world’s strongest and most flexible top coat for protecting natural nails and extending the wear and shine of nail polish” – lives up to the hype. The flexible topcoat provides a chip-free coating to defend nail color against wear and tear, and seems to really help in strengthening my nails. My manicures also last at least a week with this top coat on.

You can find it on Amazon.

| 3 | Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Base Coat and Top Coat Set

The only option of the bunch that involves two steps to lasting nails – a base coat and top coat – this luxe nail polish set is totally impressive. Of my favorites, the end result with this one does look most like a professional gel manicure. From the brand, “Give any manicure high shine, extended wear and a cushiony, plumped look without UV lamps, tools or nail damage. ”

Deborah Lippmann nail polishes also use a five-free formulation; i.e., no parabens, sulfates, toluene, formaldehyde, or phthalates.

Although adding a second step – third if you count the color nail polish layer – the set will give you that lasting manicure and your nails will look like a million bucks. The top coat dries really fast as well. The set is pricier than the others though, and both CND Vinylux Top Coat and Zoya Armor Topcoat totally do the trick, so, there’s that.

You can find it at Nordstrom, Sephora, and Revolve.

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Do you have any favorite nail polish top coats to make your manicure last?

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Why I’m Hooked on the Kardashians’ Favorite Body Oil, And It’s Only $8

Did you know Kim Kardashian uses the most amazing body oil every single day, and it’s only $8 a bottle? Actually, all of the Kardashians do. And though I’m not one to hop on the Kardashian trend wagon – skin tight dresses and over-lined lips have never been my cup of tea, but those girls sure do rock it – I’ll pretty much buy and try any body cream, oil, or moisturizer I hear even the slightest positive reviews about. And the Kardashians’ favorite $8 body oil, well it gets rave reviews.

Why I'm Hooked on the Kardashians' Best Body Oil, And It's Only $8 by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc

Bio-Oil — in Moms’ medicine cabinets for years — has long claimed to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. The science behind it: the inexpensive body oil is full of vitamins A and E. And those vitamin powerhouses work. The body oil can be used as a face moisturizer at night, body lotion and hand lotion as well.

The scent is a little bit medicinal, with notes of lavender, rosemary, and chamomile, and I actually kind of like it. I feel like my skin is taking a greasy tea bath every night after I bathe. But it quickly dries to leave you with soft, nourished skin that shouldn’t clog your pores. Simply the best body oil!

It helps to fade the look of scars, including surgical scars, but it’s also great after sun burns or when your skin is extra dry from long, cold winter days. And – fun fact: it also helps to relieve the itchiness during pregnancy. I basically slather myself in it every night after I shower or take a bath, focusing particularly on dry spots and now-fading stretch marks from when I was pregnant with Scarlett, plus my ever-so-slightly less noticeable neck scar from my battle with cancer.

I definitely see my stretch marks fading and the moisturizing capabilities of Bio-Oil are pretty unbeatable. I’m not saying this is a miracle in a bottle, but for just $8, and packed with plenty of vitamins A and E (which you should be using anyway!), I’m all on board with the Kardashians’ favorite $8 body oil.

You can find Bio-Oil on Amazon, at Ulta, Target, and at most drugstores.

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15 Of The Best Things To Get At Sephora’s HUGE Sale

Attention: This is not a drill! Sephora’s HUGE sale starts NOW. We’re talking 10-15% off EVERYTHING! And if you’re a devout beauty junkie, you’ll know these sales are few and far between, and it is not easy to get your hands on coveted beauty items at a discount.

Here are the sale details:

1) Between 4/18 – 4/24, VIB Rouge members get 15% off — use code ROUGESPRING.

2) Between 4/19 – 4/24, VIB members get 15% off — use code VIBSPRING.

3) Between 4/20 – 4:23, Beauty Insider members (that means anyone with an account!) get 10% off — use code BISPRING.

If you don’t have an account, you can still sign up right now. And why not? It’s free to join and you get fun member benefits, like (amazing) freebies on your birthday and points that add up to other great beauty prizes.

In case you’re staring at the beauty black hole that is Sephora right now, I’m rounding up my favorite products and the most-talked about beauty items that you’ll definitely want to score up to 15% off of right now! It’s like I took my everyday beauty bag and dumped it out on the counter. Seriously, these are my personal favorites. Scroll through to see why …

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Happy shopping!

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick Collection

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick Collection (in 1 Le Rouge), $37

1. The most classic shade of red, possibly ever. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with YSL beauty products. Their lipsticks in particular are luxe, rich, and beautiful. I’ve never met a shade of red I didn’t like, but this is THE shade of perfect red. For the record.

Dior Diorshow Mascara and Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

Dior Diorshow Mascara, $28.50 and Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, $24

2. and 3. These mascaras are so GOOD, I’m choosing two. I’m calling it a close tie between my two favorite mascara formulas: Dior Diorshow Mascara and Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara. I use them both regularly, and both give those glamorous look-at-me lashes without clumping.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation, $64

4. The foundation you keep hearing about. This is everyone’s favorite foundation for a reason. And I have tried so many. This foundation formula just gets it right. This lightweight liquid foundation achieves a radiant, silky finish, plus full glorious coverage, without caking, flaking, or ever feeling heavy. (By the way, the reviews for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Powder Foundation are equally amazing and I have it in my shopping cart as we speak.)

anastasia-beverly-hills-tinted-brow-gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, $22

5. Everyone’s favorite tinted brow gel. Want the appearance of fuller, thicker brows in one easy swipe? This brow gel – a fan favorite – if your go to. The combination of cream and gel easily defines and fills in the look of brows while controlling and shaping without flaking or fading.

dyson Special Edition Supersonic Hair Dryer Set

dyson Special Edition Supersonic Hair Dryer Set, $399

6. The coveted top-of-the-line blow dryer. If you’re willing to make a beauty splurge, the forever talked about dyson hair dryer is actually on sale. This never happens.

 Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush, $29

7. For perfectly pink, flushed cheeks. Over the years I’ve tried a number of different blush brands and formulas, but something about Dandelion has me coming back all these years later. (I actually started wearing this blush when I was just 16!) The formula is a long-lasting, pressed highlighting powder in a classic ballerina-pink. Its shimmery, satiny, and radiant formula leaves an immediate perk-me-up finish that brightens up your face—even at eight in the morning.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $24

8. Say bye-bye to under eye darkness. I love this stuff. SO much. If you get dark circles under your eyes, buy this. Don’t think twice.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $62

9. A groundbreaking lighting recipe, in a palette. One of the brand’s best-selling items and easily the beauty item that sells out quickest during the Nordstrom #NSale every year as well, this lighting palette means business. Ambient Lighting Powder is a high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder collection of pressed powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on skin.

Nars Lipstick in Cruising

NARS Lipstick (in Cruising), $28

10. The nude lipstick shade that works on everyone. One of my favorite everyday lipstick formulas, NARS lipsticks go on smooth and velvety and I love the color choices. A few favorites: Cruising (probably my favorite nude, ever), Schiap, and Heat Wave. But it’s Cruising – a beautiful shade of nude with the subtlest rose undertones – that truly has my heart. I wear this most days over chapstick.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $40

11. The contour Queen of contouring kits. If contouring is your thing, or you’re ready to give the face-slimming beauty technique a shot, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit is your answer. This collectible contouring kit features six blendable formulas to sculpt and define features.

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand, $270

12. A curling wand to get that perfect wave. I have and LOVE this styling wand and can’t sing its praises enough. It’s a splurge, I’ll admit, and you can save a few bucks by buying just one barrel extension. This curling wand does it all — from uniform spiral curls to beachy waves to extreme volume. It’s magical.

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, $54

13. The most usable eye shadow palette around. All of the Naked palettes are amazing, but I will say that I’ve found Naked2 to have the colors I tend to use the most. That and the Naked2 Basics (which is great for travel!) The Naked palette is my go-to everyday eye shadow palette. It’s just so good.

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, $94

14. The classic feminine perfume. If you love a feminine, subtly floral scent, Miss Dior is for you. It’s been one of my favorites for years. I love the hints of jasmine. I also adore Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, especially in the spring and summer.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain, $14

15. Rich, long-lasting and affordable lip stains. You didn’t really think I’d mention just ONE shade of red lipstick? Sephora’s own line of Cream Lip Stains are surprisingly great and affordable, and their classic red – shade 01 Always Red – is a matte bold classic red that lasts.

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So tell me, are you shopping Sephora’s HUGE sale? What are you scooping up? Any beauty favorites I should know about?

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My Nighttime and Morning Routine; a.k.a., How I Totally Cheat and Look Well-Rested

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Let’s talk beauty routines. I’ve always been a fan of face cream and sleep, and of course I love my makeup, but lately, all I really want to do is combat aging and looking “tired.”

Ugh, this topic. I know no one really wants to talk about that dirty word. You’ve heard it a million times before. The word “tired.” Any time someone tells me I look “tired,” I automatically assume I look like butt. And worse still, as I’m getting older, I worry that “tired” is synonymous with “old”. I shudder at the thought. I’m old, it’s cool. But I sure don’t want to look old.

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So I’m digging in, getting personal and sharing my morning and nighttime routine, and how I totally cheat to look well-rested, including some of my all-time FAVORITE beauty products.

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USING A NIGHTTIME CREAM

Looking well-rested starts the night before.

I recently started using Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream and I’m totally impressed. I’ve always tried to use a nighttime cream before bed. My Grandma has been covering her face, arms, and hands with lotion for as long as I can remember, and she has the most unbelievably soft skin. By high school, I was lathering up too.

Once I hit the big 3-0 I really started committing to a nighttime lotion routine. I’ve been curious about retinol and this was the most perfect introduction to it. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream is an anti-aging face cream with retinol to

Retinol works to continuously renew the look of your skin by helping smooth wrinkles and diminish the look of age spots. Neutrogena’s formula also contains ingredients that result in rapid improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates and plumps your complexion, and replenished and rejuvenates the look of dull skin.

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Do you have a favorite night cream? Have you ever tried retinol?

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SLEEP

Trust me, as a mama, this one gets tough. I’ll be the first to admit it. But this mama needs her beauty sleep. And it ain’t called “beauty sleep” for nothin’. How about we call this one, sleep and coffee?

So here’s my tip for sleeping well: Read before bed. Anything; a few pages of a book, a magazine you’ve been dying to dig into – just something to take your mind off of the noise and chaos of the day. This has made a huge difference for me. Before I started reading before bed, I would always run through the things I had to do the next day again and again in my mind, scrambling out of sleep to write something down or text myself something to remember. Now, so long as I read a few pages out of a good book or magazine, I fall asleep thinking about the story, and I sleep so much easier.

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A BEAUTY ARSENAL

I have a self-prescribed beauty arsenal that’s part of my morning routine, and it really helps to get an even, flawless glow.

Let’s tell the truth: coffee isn’t always going to cut it. And enough sleep just doesn’t always happen. And no amount of awesome cream is going to wake you up. A few tried and true makeup products can really come in handy.

Avon MagiX Face Perfector: Shout out to my own Mama who sent me a tube of Avon MagiX Face Perfector. I am obsessed. Obsessed, I tell you. I’m also through with my first one and I’m thinking of having her order me two at a time, you know, just in case. I’ve always put sunscreen on my face, so the fact that this primer has a built in SPF 20 is perfect. It’s also oil-free and you can wear it alone or under foundation. It almost turns to powder when you glide it on your face – it’s so soft and sheer and makes your skin matte and glowy at the same time. (I’m making no sense, but it’s magic.)

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20: This is hands down one of the most popular foundations on the market. (Just read the reviews!) It’s expensive, and I’ve tried so many other brands hoping to find a cheaper alternative, but no dice; this foundation wins every time. It’s got SPF (awesome), wears like a dream, has great build-able coverage, but still feels lightweight, and actually lasts all day. I just can’t quit the stuff.

Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops: Algenist recently sent me these drops and I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. I mean, why would I add green drops to my foundation? Umm, this stuff is brilliant. All you do is add a drop or two onto your foundation brush to instantly color correct, treat skin, and cover imperfections. It works. It’s fascinating.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination: Dark circles are usually the giveaway that you’re more tired than usual. I love all of It Cosmetics’ under eye formulas. They’re full-coverage, waterproof, and do the job. This one is particularly awesome because it’s infused with subtle radiance and helps to brighten underneath the eyes. (I also love and use this one regularly.)

Remember to pat your under-eye cream gently beneath your eyes, working from the inner corner outwards

Then using your favorite foundation brush, cover your whole face, including over your dark circles, with a thick formula foundation, and then pat – don’t rub – lightly with your finger just under your eyes until it blends.

Yves Saint Laurent Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer: This little stick is great to cover any blemishes, dark spots, you name it. It’s also convenient so I can throw it in my bag for the day, and the stick application makes it pretty goof-proof.

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So there you have it, my nighttime and morning routine; a.k.a., how I totally cheat and look well-rested. You know … most of the time. Do you have any tricks for staying and looking rested? (Especially when a good night’s sleep isn’t an option!)

Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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Gift Guide | My Favorite Beauty Subscription Box

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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for your favorite beauty fanatic, might I suggest a beauty subscription box? My favorite – BabbleBoxx – to be exact. As far as subscription boxes go, BabbleBox has always blown me away with their on-trend products, full of larger than sample size products from some amazing beauty brands. We’re talking full-size beauty items that have just hit stores. I mean, there was a Clarisonic in one of my boxes! Basically a beauty lovers dream. (If you want to see even more, check out my other BabbleBox reveals herehere and here.)

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So I thought I’d give you a peek at what’s in this month’s Babbleboxx Party Me Pretty Edition just in time for the holidays!

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ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint

ChapStick® is rocking it with their new lip products. Let’s start with ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint; it’s the first-ever tinted lip balm from the experts in lip care, and it is good. This tinted moisturizer enhances the lips’ natural color. Basically, it’s your lip color, but better. It’s also made with 100% naturally sourced ingredients, like Rosehip Seed Oil. Oh, and did I mentioned it’s available in three shades – Merlot, Coral Blush and Rose Petal – that are all super flattering?

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is the latest innovation from ChapStick. This lip scrub gently exfoliates and conditions leaving lips feeling silky, soft and smooth; essential if you wear a lot of lipstick – you’ll need your lips to be smooth, even through the coldest fo winters. ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is formulated with naturally sourced ingredients, including Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E and features a refreshing Fresh Peppermint flavor.

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Katy Perry’s Mad Love Fragrance

I love a bright, floral fragrance, and Katy Perry’s Mad Love Fragrance does not disappoint. The flirty fragrance is described as a playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance that opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with the freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. It also has middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and Bleeding Heart flower, plus a bit of warmth in the background fromCoconut Wood, Skin Musk, and Sandalwood. Basically, it’s whimsical and playful, and is perfect for everyday wear.

Katy’s Application Tip: “I never spritz on my skin. I always spritz and walk into it and I like to spray on my hair.”

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MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray

I’m not sure why I haven’t found a hairspray before that works this kind of magic: MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray is a flexible, layerable hairspray that replenishes hair while it holds and locks out frizz and humidity with a touchable finish. That’s right – the hairspray formula is actually GOOD for your hair. The fine mist effortlessly adds a perfect finishing touch to any style, but is also infused with pure, cold-pressed marula oil that replenishes hair as you style and delivers protective antioxidants and oleic acid for instant taming, softness and manageability. It also has that flexible, layering hold that is so perfect for soft, touchable waves.

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Dr. Brandt. 3-D Filler Mask

If you’re a bit beauty obsessed like I am, you’ll know that facial masks are having a MAJOR moment right now. But it’s no secret that a great facial mask can do wonders for your skin, and Dr. Brandt’s volumizing facial mask is a totally revolutionary 3-D filler cosmetic smoothing leave-on mask to PLUMP UP the volume; i.e. it plumps and fills out wrinkles and visually reshapes natural face contour. The ingredients in this awesome mask helps to counteracts the effects of gravity in the lower half of the face and visually plumps and revolumizes to smooth laugh lines. With a re-contoured look, the face quickly takes on a more youthful appearance. How cool is that?

You have got to check this stuff out. If you’re curious, you can get 20% off Dr. Brandt’s 3-D filler mask right now with code: BABBLE3D.

So tell me, are you a fan of subscription boxes? Have you tried a beauty box with full-size products like a BabbleBoxx?

Photos by Annie Watts Photography


Lexi