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Aug. 25 is National Kiss & Makeup Day

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Yes, there is a holiday for just about anything, so if you are unaware, I am here to inform you that this Tuesday, August, 25, 2015, is National Kiss & Makeup Day. The day is meant to remind people that life is too short to hold on to grudges, so use the day to make up with a friend or family member you have been at odds with, or, maybe just start a fight with your sweetheart you can makeup.

To celebrate the holiday, consider checking The Phuse™ Let’s MakeUP Kit which contains all of the brush essentials you need, so you never get into a fight with your eye makeup. Available for $60, the kit includes:

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Best Ways to Organize Your Beauty Products

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Beauty products are such an important part of the morning routine, once you’ve seen an organized cosmetics area, you’ll want one of your own. With all of the small packages and different sizes and shapes of beauty products, it’s so easy to see the bathroom as a cluttered mess. With so many different types of beauty products, finding where to even begin with organization can be stressful, but by organizing your collection, you are protecting your investment and your products will last longer. At Modernize we want you to be able to see everything clearly as you begin your beauty routine, and you may even find yourself inspired to use a few products you may have forgotten about.

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The first step to any organizational project is to go through your products and throw out anything that expired or that you no longer use. Combine bottles of similar products into just one single jar, or part ways with colors that you haven’t used in years. Once you have thrown out a few things, organize your products into like items or like shapes. This will help you decide what goes where in your new display.

Store your makeup brushes so that the fragile bristles will be protected. Fill a mason jar halfway with beads or marbles and stick your brushes inside. Do not overfill the jar. The purpose of the beads will be to keep your brushes separated so that they are not knocking together, damaging the vital brush hairs. Each brush has a specific shape based on its purpose, and when the shape is compromised, you loose the effectiveness of the brush.

Small compacts and eye shadows can be the most difficult to organize. Because of their varying shapes, they look messy quickly. Add a small magnet to the back of each of your cases with hot glue. You can then place each compact on a magnetic board for display. You could cover the board with chalkboard paint to make an even more interesting display. Group your compacts like a gallery wall, or write notes next to certain products. Your makeup collection becomes an inspiring mood board where you can take your products off for use quickly and easily.

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Another interesting idea for your compact storage uses a jewelry organizer. Just insert your products into the clear flaps and you’ll be able to see what is inside easily. You can store this on the back of your bathroom door, freeing up all of the counter space and making everything look fresh and clean.

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Organize your nail polish inside of a candy jar. Allow your colors to be mixed in randomly to create an exciting array. All of the bright colors will be reminiscent of candy, bringing a smile to your face when you see it. These wide-mouthed jars are also great for items like cotton balls and Q-tips that you often use and may have a lot of.

Follow these easy ideas to a more organized vanity and feel yourself get inspired to use your products in more exciting ways.


Product Review: Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Smoothing Crème

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WHAT IS IT:
Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Smoothing Crème enhanced with Avocado and Olive Oil

WHAT IT DOES:
The cream helps replenish moisture to hair with a special formula containing with provitamins and amino acids, which has been developed with the goal of hydrating the hair, enhancing shine and also taming frizz.

WHO IS IT FOR:
Anyone who wants increased hair manageability, softness and shine.

BOTTOM LINE:
I’ve been using this product for two weeks and love the silky smooth way it makes my hair feel. I apply it to freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and then reapply throughout the week as necessary. It does a great job of keeping frizz and flyways away. Because of how silky the product is, I’ve also been using it to detangle knots that develop throughout my curls.

THE COST:
$6.99

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The lotion is very lightweight and melts into the the hair seamlessly

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The product applied through damp hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This product was provided for free to review by Influenster


Find Your Favorite Florals In Essence of Beauty Products!

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Like many of you, the thing I love the most about summer is all of the beautiful flowers blooming and fragrance the air. Skincare and fragrance line, Essence of Beauty, evokes summer in a bottle with their products which features in-season florals, so you can experience the floral aroma all year long.

If you love Peonies, try… peonies

Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony Fine Fragrance Body Mist and Body & Hand Cream – Evoking a lavish floral garden bursting with freshness, white grapefruit, peony and magnolia exude a vibrant spirit that exhilarates.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99
Body & Hand Cream: $6.99

 

If you roselove Roses, try…

Essence of Beauty Rose Enchantment Fine Fragrance Body Mist

Escape to a vibrant and lush rose garden with top notes of bergamot and radiant orange, mid notes of strawberry, elegant rose and geranium bloom, and base notes of garden rhubarb, sunshine daisy and dewy musk.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99

 

 

 

If you love Lavender, try…lavender

Essence of Beauty Body Oil in Lavender with Rosemary Oil

Highly restorative blend of exotic oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients balances and nourishes skin, absorbing quickly for all-day hydration.

Nourishing Body Oil: $9.99

 

 

Essence of Beauty exclusively sold at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.


DIY Beauty Recipes for Health Hair & Skin

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Many of us would love to buy every single beauty product that comes out on the market, but not all of us have the funds to do so. Moreover, why spend tons of money on products when you can make your very own? Recently, the Vitamin Shoppe introduced a line of Aromatherapy Oils, including carrier, essential and skincare oils that have a variety of benefits. If you are into the Do-It-Yourself beauty trend, or considering giving it a try, below are popular oils in the collection you can use for a variety of beauty needs. All of the oils can be found here. After reading that, keep scrolling for DIY recipes for healthier hair and glowing skin from the Vitamin Shoppe.

• dry scalp? apply a few drops of avocado oil to help restore moisture
• chapped lips? add a few drops of argan oil to brown sugar for an exfoliating lip scrub
• split ends? try a few drops of macadamia or argan oil in your hair
• dry skin? add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your bath water, soak and enjoy!
• dry cuticles? rub a few drops of argan oil on your nail beds for a moisturizing treat

Peppermint Foot Scrub:

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Ingredients:
1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Tips:
· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask:

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Ingredients:
½ of a mashed avocado
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 pumps of Vitamin Shoppe Moroccan Argan Oil

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let mixture cool then apply to clean, wet hair. Tie hair up and let sit for 30 minutes, then wash out.

Tips:
· Make sure to mash the avocado to a fine texture with a fork before mixing in the oils
· When applying the mask, begin at the front of the head near the roots, and work your way back through the rest of the hair

Lavender Body Scrub:

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Ingredients:
1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Lavender Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Tips:
· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub


Your Shampoo Is About To Get Personal

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travel-size-set_1Just like you need to wear the right size shoes for your feet, you need to use hair care that is specifically formulated for your hair type. One company, ProfilePro, has developed a way for you to get customized hair care by just taking a quick quiz about your hair type and habits. The company says that after several rounds of testing, their team of hair care formulators identified the best formula for each different hair profile, including type, texture, behavior and scalp condition.

Here’s how it works:
1. On their website, create your personal profile by answering a few questions about your hair
2. Select you’re your favorite sc ent and personize the bottle with your name
3. Choose if you want a Size ($15) or Full Size ($24)
4. Wait for your custom formula shampoo and conditioner to arrive

This could be a great personalized gift for someone (assuming you know their hair needs), or just a nice little treat for yourself. Let me know if you give the program a try. Click here to get started.


Tweezerman Second Limited Edition Art of Elysium Tweezer

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For the tweezermansecond year in a row, Tweezerman has partnered with nonprofit organization, The Art of Elysium, to design a limited edition tweezer. This year, Here Comes the Sun Mini Slant Tweezer, is a light blue color and features a cheerful, sunny design that was inspired by art created through a collaborative in-hospital workshop with children and the 2015 Spirit of Elysium recipient, Amber Heard. The design represents the dawning of hope in each new day supporting Art of Elysium’s mission of enriching the lives of ill children.

One dollar from each limited edition tweezer sold at Sephora will be donated to The Art of Elysium organization.

The tweezer is now available at Sephora for $16.


Product Review: OCC’s Cosplay’s Cha Cha

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (aka OCC cosmetics) recently launched their new Spring/Summer 2015 line featuring neutral shades to pretty pastels to bright, bold hues. All six of the matte lip shades have complimentary nail colors to match so you can take those fun Instagram selfies with your hands in the picture to show that you have a fabulous manicure to match the gorgeous shade on your lips.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen a couple of pictures I posted wearing Cha Cha, which the brand describes as “pale tangerine.” After wearing it, I don’t think I would describe the color as pale. Instead it’s a bright, yet soft shade of orange that is bold and in-you-face, and not meant to be worn by the shy and timid. But, if shy and timid describes you, there are other colors such as John Doe, a nude and Memento, a pink/plum neutral.

The nail polish lasted about 5 days before it started to chip and the lip color stayed put for hours. Because the lip color is a liquid, I would recommend using a brush to spread it around nicely around the contours of your lips.

What do you think about the matching nail and lip trend?


New Hair Care Line: Proganix

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A few weeks ago I attended an event for Proganix, a new pro-series hair care range formulated to give you salon quality results, using what the company calls “nature captured by science.” The line features individual collections that are customized to specific hair needs and concerns. For example, if your hair is dray and damaged, then the line Repair, will add moisture to your hair. If unruly curls are your problem then Curls, will help you create soft, silky spirals that bounce as you walk. I’ve been trying a few the products for about a week now, and my favorite, Quench, which contains a supercharged blend of coconut oil and essential nutrients, smells absolutely heavenly and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth. Other collections in the line include Anti-Fade, Volume and Smooth. To learn more about the collection click here.


SEPHORA’s 2015 Sun Safety Kit Benefiting The Skin Cancer Foundation

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s1702067-main-hero-300 Just in time for summer, Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation recently unveiled the ninth edition of their Sun Safety Kit. The collection features a variety of beauty products for tanning, bronzing, and protection for glowing summer skin, all in a bright pink travel bag. And, you can feel good about protecting your skin and making it look its best all summer long, because $20 from the sale of each kit will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen – This multitasking moisturizer hydrates, energizes and protects skin with SPF 15 and a refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich mangosteen.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium – This oil-free, color-correcting, perfecting formula creates a natural glow while hydrating and protecting the skin with SPF 30.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 – Hydrating, fast-absorbing, and non-greasy, this Argan Oil-infused daily moisturizer features all natural sunscreens, green tea, and innovative SunBoost ATB™, a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators.

Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ – This innovative new sunscreen for the face and body is extremely water resistant and actually becomes more effective when it comes into contact with water to deliver the best coverage under the sun.

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen – This non-tinted lotion has a silky texture that glides on smoothly and provides maximum UV protection without a heavy, sticky feel.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15 – Discover the cult-favorite hydrating lip treatment that nourishes, protects, and plumps the lips with SPF 15.

Ole Henriksen Total Truth™ Vitamin C Eye Crème SPF 15 – Combining nourishing, age-defying eye p396622-av-01-hero300crème with SPF 15 sun protection, this light textured cream renews and protects the eyes.
Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ – This innovative multifunctional formula provides the benefits of an antiaging treatment, makeup primer, and SPF 30 sun protection in every pump.

Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen – Protect skin from UV damage while reducing the chance of developing dark spots with this broad spectrum mineral sunscreen with SPF 50.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30 – Rich in antioxidants and SPF 30 to protect skin from free radical damage, this oil-free formula keeps your complexion safe and healthy.

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 – This one-step balm perfects the appearance of skin while protecting it from the sun and environmental factors with antioxidants and SPF 45.

Supergoop! SPF 30+ City Sunscreen Serum With Uniprotect PT-3 – This multitasking broad spectrum SPF 30+ daily repair serum contains Uniprotect PT-3, a complex that assists with repairing the skin from existing sun damage while reducing UV-induced oxidation.

Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – This non-greasy, nourishing dry oil formula contains added passionflower and argan oil for broad-spectrum sun protection and skin treatment benefits.

AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30 – This lightweight, hydrating formula guards skin against sun damage and environmental aggressors, while improving moisture balance, and absorbing excess oil and sebum, so your face always looks fresh and flawless.

Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – This ultra-sheer yet nourishing fluid is enhanced with the amazing benefits of yoghurt to provide daily broad-spectrum UV coverage that wears beautifully under makeup.

St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium – This lightweight cream gives an instant, even, beautifully golden tan that will wash off whenever you choose.

The SEPHORA Sun Safety Kit $32 ($155 value) will be available  while supplies last in all Sephora U.S. stores, or by calling 1-877-SEPHORA or logging on to Sephora.com via computer or smartphone.