BEAUTY WEEKLY DIGEST: Kylie Jenner Gets An “F”; Flowers Inside Lipsticks; Sweat-Proof Makeup

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Kylie Jenner gets an “F” – The Better Business Bureau gave the teen entrepreneur’s Lip Kit business an F rating, which, by the way, is the lowest rating a business could possibly get. The reason: failure to resolve 133 complaints that were logged by customers that weren’t resolved. Apparently, there have been delivery issues and a bunch of other problems. Kylie responded in a professional statement saying, “I’m sick and tired of people coming for my business.” They stay coming fo’ sho’.

Botanical Lips – A new lipstick by beauty brand Kailijume is taking social media by storm with its awesomeness. According to Cosmo, “It’s mesmerizing AF to look at and makes for a pretty dope Insta pic.” The lipstick is just a clear jelly that has captivated many due to the ability to see a real teeny, tiny flower and gold flecks through its transparent formula. It has a sheer pink color that the company claims changes with the user’s body temperature. So, if you want a deep shade of pink, you better be cold AF. It retails between $25 and $30.

Because it’s necessary to look flawless when working out – Sweat Cosmetics has developed a line of cosmetics that contains SPF for women who want skin protection and to fake good skin while working out. They even offer a friendly video to help you chose you shade and even has s Olympic track star Natasha Hastings as an ambassador (her shade is #400).

Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

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At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month is Essence’s Beauty Box, which is loaded with everything you need to get holiday ready with a gorgeous red lipstick and gold sparking eyeshadow. It also includes a bodywash, all-purpose moisturizer and luxurious hair products. Watch the video below to see the magazine’s beauty editors Deena Campbell and Nykia Spradley ‘unbox’ the December BeautyBox.

Fall Must Haves: Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products

Ever since I was a child, my favorite thing in the world to eat has always been pumpkin so I adore this time of year when you can find pumpkin flavored everything from coffee to pancakes. But, as a beauty enthusiast, more than food, I love pumpkin infused beauty products! Here are just a few of my top picks:

Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50
Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50
Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80
Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00
Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99
Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99

Accessories Line Guarantees Exclusivity

Behind every great brand is a unique story, and the same holds true for Spanish brand UNOde50, a line of handcrafted accessories that was developed with the idea of creating just 50 units of each design. Today, the company holds true to this promise of exclusivity by releasing 50 limited edition pieces with each collection.

Each item has a unique and distinctive design, and also features a small padlock icon designed to symbolize the protection of the exclusivity of the number of pieces. Just as unique as the design, are the collection themes which include inspiration from earth and celestial elements.

One of my favorites is the Orbits & Lunar phases collection, which is inspired by the new beginnings and experiences that comes along with each new moon. The designs have been carefully combined with leather and are silver plated. Items in the collection have names such as “Space Crash” and “Out of Orbit.”

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Space crash

Another favorite is the Stars & Nebulas collection, which has a variety of gorgeous accessories to choose from, some of which include a stunning blue toned faceted prism Swarovski crystal. Fun names in the collection range from “All stars” to “Meteor shower.”

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Meteor shower

Other collections include “Air, Water & Sand,” “Animal Instinct” and “Gold Collection.”

UNOde50 can be found in over 40 countries with more than 100 stores around the world including Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow, Panama, Paris. To learn more, click here.

Beauty Products That Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awards of the disease. Several companies have release limited-edition products that not only make you look good, but feel good too, as proceeds will go towards funding research programs and nonprofits dedicated to educating, supporting, and finding a cure. Below are just some of the beauty products out right now that you can buy now to help.

 

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Jane Iredale’s “Bright Future” eye-shadow compact, $30; 100% of profits from the sale of Bright Future will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer® in support of women affected by breast cancer.

 

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Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Honor, $22.00; 30% of the sales of Honor goes towards breast cancer research.

 

Sonia Kashuk® Proudly Pink 5 pc Brush Set, $15.99; Target is donating 15% of the purchase price (excluding sales tax) from the purchases of this item at Target and Target.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
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Avon Mega Effects Mascara, $10.00; Avon will donate 20% of net profits to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

 

Nubian Skin: Lingerie Line For Women of Color

Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.

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Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.

Find Your Favorite Florals In Essence of Beauty Products!

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.