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Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate

Press Sample, AmbassadorAveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion is an interesting product. I’ve used many different sunscreens and sunblocks in my quest to find the perfect sun care for my skin, but until sampling Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion, I had never encountered a sunscreen that actually feels exactly like body lotion. In fact, this product feels so much like a typical after-shower body lotion, and absorbs so quickly, I almost doubted it’s ability to protect the skin from sun damage!

MSRP is $9.99 for Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion in SPF 30 and SPF 50.  MSRP is $10.99 in SPF 70.

Retailers include Amazon.com, Target.com, and Drugstore.com.  Click HERE to read more about it at Aveeno!

The products featured in this post were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Algenist Repairing Tint

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer

Press SampleAlgenist is one of the skin care brands I’m obsessed with.  Obsessed!  The brand has taken your favorite skin care one step further, and now offers Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30.  This tinted moisturizer boasts a formula that serves three purposes: improving the appearance of the skin over time, providing broad spectrum sun protection, and covering imperfections.  It’s the trifecta of tinted moisturizer! [Read more…]

Killer Queen Spring Reign

Killer Queen Spring Reign

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Press SampleGenerally I shy away from “celebrity” fragrance, but Katy Perry’s Killer Queen is an exception.  Katy’s original Killer Queen fragrance and its luscious fruitiness earned my adoration, and her latest scent is equally amazing!

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

I’m generally not a fan of florals, but there’s a certain fresh, succulent sweetness to the floral fragrances I’ve tested thus far in 2015 that make them winners!

Katy Perry Killer Queen’s Spring Reign features opening notes of pink freesia, violet petals, and cassis. Heart notes of natural davana, gardenia, and may flower rose add balance to the woodsy base notes of cashemeran and cedarwood oil.

Retail price is $39 for a 30ML spray, and $59 for a 100ML spray.

My son spied it on my vanity and said, “this bottle is my favorite.” As I’ve mentioned in my past review of Katy Perry Killer Queen, the bottle reminds me of the prop vial used to hold the youth elixir in the movie “Death Becomes Her”.  It simply looks magical!

Click HERE to buy it at KatyPerryFragrances!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Sephora Formula X Pretty Pastels

Brazen Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Brazen Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Somewhere along the line, summer became all about BRIGHTS. While I still love a good lemon-yellow pedicure, pastel shades are still a super summertime option for those in search of a more demure look, and Sephora Formula X has such a wide selection of picture perfect pastels to choose from!

Starting above is Sephora Formula X in Brazen.  This bubble gum pink is as girlie as it gets.  Described by Sephora as “petal pink” the shade is versatile, and can be made bolder with an extra coat.

Sephora Formula X nail lacquer is big-3 free, and each bottle retails for $10.50.

Click HERE To head over to Sephora.com to shop, or keep scrolling to see swatches of my picks for pretty pastels!

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

I’m crazy about Sephora Formula X Thrilling!  This modern neutral has cool undertones, and looks beautiful with literally every color you could wear.

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Sephora Formula X Unmistakeable is a pale seafoam green that Sephora calls a “pastel jade”.  This is a popular shade for the toes, and has been for years!  It’s a great choice to liven up some neutral clothing with quiet color.

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Sephora Formula X Infatuated is a perfect baby-blue hue that is considered a “new neutral” by Sephora.  I’m in love with this shade for myself, but it would also make a terrific gift if you have a young daughter.

The Sephora Formula X Pastel Shade Lineup!

These pretty #pastels by Sephora Formula X combine for a cutsie, girlie #manicure.  via @ragingrouge

Sephora Formula X Pretty Pastels

What are your thoughts?  Which Sephora Formula X Pastel nail polish would you pick?

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Click HERE To head over to Sephora.com to shop.

Mark Makeup Review

Mark Makeup Review

Getting Summer Ready With Mark Makeup

Mark Makeup Review

Mark Makeup Review

Press SampleIf you haven’t already, IT’S TIME!  Liven up your look for Spring and Summer with these picks from Mark Cosmetics!  I’m a fan of product that looks pretty in the package as well as on the skin.  Mark makeup products are some of the cutest I’ve seen in a long time!

If you already love what you see, click HERE to shop Mark at Avon.  Keep reading for an up-close look at the products featured in the photo above! [Read more…]