Aveda Naturally Straight Hair Supplies

Disclosure- I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda but all opinions are my own.

Hair can be a bit of a shot in the dark this time of year. With rainy days, followed by cold days, then humid hot days, your hair is at a loss, mostly due to frizz out. Normally reaching out far the stars is a good thing, but with hair not so much. Ideally we want hair that stays where we put it. One such way to do this is with hair straighteners. Hair straighteners take frizzy, curly, or wavy hair and make it straight. This is particularly helpful for people with these kinds of hair but also helps ease the frizz due to weather and other odd occurrences.

Other hair straightening processes are just that a processes, which takes time, energy and money. One of the great aspects of Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, is its ease of use.
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Fall Beauty Secrets

Looking to freshen up for fall?  Your skin is your #1 fashion and beauty accessory- you want to keep it looking clean, fresh, and healthy at all times. Without healthy skin, all the makeup in the world won’t help much.  If you are looking for the latest products to keep you looking and feeling your best, check these out.

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The Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment is infused with anti-aging, lip filling peptides, and designed to:

  •   Repair daily damage
  •   Boost volume and moisture content
  •   Protect from UVA/UVB sun damage
  •   Improve the definition of the lip contour and shape

It is available in 5 shades, each with a sheer tint of color and shine.  The Lip Treatment is meant to hydrate, restore, enhance, and protect your lips.  The texture is very nice- it’s a little “sticky” feeling, much like many glosses.  The color is lighter then many traditional lipsticks, and claims to improve the shape of your lips without surgery as it smoothes, softens and helps even the appearance of skin tone.

The Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Traetment is available for $24.

9 16 14 product 044To clear your skin, moisturize, and refresh, check out Le Mieux‘s new Moisture Infusion Mask. The easy-to-use sheet mask hydrates distressed skin fast with a bio-delivery infusion process, while providing a unique cooling and refreshing sensation.
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Keep Your Skin Fresh and Healthy

This summer, take care of your skin with some of the latest products to hit the market. That’s why you should always be on track of the new products. Misumi is one of those websites that can give you a lot of information in bite-size chunks. Information that can be easily applied and used with the purchased supplements. Full of vitamins, aloe, and more, these are meant to nourish your skin and make it look it’s best while protecting it from the sun and harsh elements. Protecting your skin is proven to keep it looking younger, firmer, and healthier. Why not do what we can before we start to dislike what we see in the mirror? Protect it from the sun, use sunblock and moisturizer daily, and hydrate and exfoliate.  Look your personal best with minimal effort, and feel healthy, too.



emerginC’s spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients to protect and nourish skin, including vitamin C, which improves tone and texture by removing dead skin cells, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often result from sun exposure.  spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth.  Other active ingredients in spf 30+ include sea buckthorn extract, licorice root, maritime pine bark extract, and panthenol. Also available in tinted spf 30+ for those wanting an even cover-up.
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What Does Beauty Mean to You?

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Beauty is a relative term.   So many people- women and young girls, in particular, get bogged down with what the media tells them is beautiful that they forget that almost everyone has beauty about them.  (Yeah, I said “almost”.  Some people are worse off on the inside, and that doesn’t make a pretty person in my opinion.)  Beauty comes from not just your natural features, but the way one acts, and the grace one carries themselves with.  Most of us struggle with our own “beauty” now and again (or constantly) in one way or another, but we can do little things to make ourselves feel better.
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Best Kept Japanese Beauty Secrets

Disclosure- I received the below  in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “Disclose” tab for more info.

I just got these product to try out, and I can tell you my skin feels amazing!  It’s only been 3 days, but I will continue to use them.  They didn’t cause me to break out, which is always the best part of any skin cream or exfoliant, and like many women I am always trying to improve the texture of my skin and hair.  After having my son, my hair really thinned out.  I am hoping this brings back some of the fullness that I used to have!


Japanese beauty regimens often consist of five or more steps morning and night so it’s no surprise that when it comes to skincare, Japanese women are ahead of the curve, launching a number of trends and products that have only recently taken off in the U.S.  Why not try it out for yourself and see what you think?
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Aveeno Daily Challenge and Taking Time for Me

Disclosure- I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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For the past three weeks, I have been participating in the Aveeno Daily Challenge.  That means I have been using the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and taking time for me every day, because a better me is a better mom as well.  I made sure I took time out of each day to either meditate (which I need to get better at, I can’t stay still and “calm” long at this point, but I’m trying!) or took a walk by myself every day.  It does help to take just a few minutes for yourself- as a woman and a mother, I think we all feel guilty on even a second we spend on ourselves, but it’s needed.  We are better for ourselves, our families, and our work as well for it.
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Are Your Lips #ArdenRed ?

What better way to start off Lip Appreciation Weekend than with a little #ArdenRed? As the saying goes, “Put on some red lipstick and live a little!”

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Me and my bubbie sure look kissable! He is sans the #ArdenRed lipstick, of course 🙂

If you’re wearing #ArdenRed worthy lips, share a #selfie with on Instagram by tagging @ElizabethArden & #ArdenRed and show off your poppy pout. If you want to join in on the trend and you’re not sure which red hue is right for you, check out Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo’s quick tip for finding the perfect red lip look using Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($25.00).
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Nail tutorials by OPI #MuppetsMostWantedEvent #OPIMuppets

Check out this cute nail tutorial from OPI. It’s  inspired by the Muppets new movie Muppets Most Wanted, being released this month.  They also have a full line of nail polish coming out with 8 shades.


OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”
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