Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly

The Beauty Spotlight Team is excited to welcome a new member joining the group with her terrific beauty (and more) posts. Meet Kate of Kate Loves Makeup who is a 32 year old makeup lover from Texas. Besides having two dogs she adores Kate works full-time in Finance and Accounting and enjoys wine, photography, trashy reality television, cop shows, and hiking. Let's show her a big welcome by reading her first post for us.

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Kate Loves Makeup is sharing her review of the new Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Pretty Skin Palette. Find out what she thinks and see how this palette compares to other best-selling Charlotte Tilbury products!

When the Makeup Wars Team decided to feature our favorite lipsticks, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog selected the obsession-worthy KJAER WEIS Lipstick in Honor because it is unquestionably the perfect nude pink– plus it’s cruelty-free! Check out the review and swatches! #kjaerweis

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets an amazing paraffin spa treatment at home with Parasilk's Glove Treat disposable paraffin treatment.

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone may get irritated with Limited Editions but that doesn't stop her love for these new Zoella Splash Botanics. See what her excitement is all about.

Polarbelle is sharing her experience at The Makeup Show NYC and her picks from the Inglot booth featuring the new JLo collections. There is some talk of Cozzette shadows and a Get Ready With Me as well.

Tired of fighting the frizz? Prime Beauty has a variety of Shea Moisture Hair Care products than can help tame the summer frizzies.

15 Minute Beauty has a look at this year's Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Set from the Nordstrom Sale. Have you bought it yet?

Does your skin get dry or dehydrated in the summer? Never Say Die Beauty is very impressed by the brand new memory gel MyChelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate, a solid serum with hyaluronic acid and bioactives that's lightweight, fast absorbing and perfect for summer dry skin!

Summer usually means brightly coloured nails, but what is a girl to do when she needs a softer palette cleanser or just can’t wear such vibrant shades at the office? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has the new Londontown summer duo on her blog as a great option for those trying to answer those questions!

Stacie, the Makeup Obsessed Mom, has a review and giveaway for the new Lorac Pro Palette 4 over on her blog.

Christa from Realizing Beauty has struggled with facial redness for years. See how Dermkalm Rosa Cream has helped her tame her problem.




Monday, July 16, 2018

Hair Stays Heat And UV Safe With White Sands Infinity Hair Spray



A hair spray that is also a heat protectant?  Yes, you read that correctly.  White Sands Infinity Hair Spray, ($22 / 10 oz.), protects hair from UV rays and heat tools, all while holding your hair in your selected style.  Infinity is a heat activated hair spray with thermal guards that ensure your hair won't be damaged while styling.  Infinity is an intellegent hair spray and is the spray of choice on many major television shows.

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Infinity has the ability to increase the amount of shine when heat is added to the hair due to the special copolymers it contains.

“When you put a flat iron or curling iron on the hair, these particular polymers lay the cuticle layers down,” explains Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands. “Hair now shows the melanin off better, which is the color found in the center of the hair. The cortex fractures light if the hair is damaged and cannot be brushed out easily. Many hairsprays use copolymers that are not combable which means you are right back to the problem of the hair being fractured again every time you comb. This will make the hair dull. The copolymers in the formula, once combined, make the hair incredibly glossy and bring the highest amount of shine.”

"When you put heat on the hair with Infinity, it super boosts these copolymers and increases the way it makes the hair glow even more.  Hair will not stick to the iron and never flakes with tresses taking on a weightless, nude-like feel once styled. These particular copolymers have a smoothing ability that is also anti-frizz and humidity resistant."

Other ingredients like Silk Amino Acids, the shiniest protein available, Vitamin B5 and Trimethicone give the hair a boost in extra shine so that when you comb the hair, it doesn’t pull up the scales of the strand. Silk Amino Acid provides resilience so you are not harming the hair as the heat is applied.

“When you normally put an iron on something, it almost cooks or makes the hair hard,” explains Salas. “Infinity does not do that. Again, it all goes back to having a spray that makes the hair combable. Hairstyles that can be brushed equal shine.”

I've used White Sands Infinity Hair Spray as hairspray to set my style, and also as a heat protectant before flat ironing or curling.  It does, indeed, increase shine when heat is applied and I absolutely love that.  My hair is rather coarse by nature and if I don't infuse it with shine, it just looks really dull.   Walking around in these Phoenix summers, I can use all the UV protection I can get and I really appreciate that about this hairspray.  It's a really large can, which will last well, like practically forever!

You can learn more about the White Sands brand on their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Are you using White Sands?  What are your favorite heat protectant and UV products for hair?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The MAKEUP SHOW NYC HAUL, PT 2 - DANESSA MYRICKS, SMASHBOX, MAC, NYX AND MEETING BOBBI BROWN

I've posted my second video detailing events and hauling from The Makeup Show NYC.  It was such an exciting event!!!  If you haven't heard my bathroom story with Bobbi Brown, you'll find it in this video.  I've broken my hauls into several videos to keep them shorter for you.  I have a couple of giveaways running, with more to come, so be sure to search for those as well.

I chose the thumbnail with Jordan Liberty, who I stalked thru Press Night.  Notice I hadn't finished my makeup because I had misplaced my blush and spent a lot of time searching for it.  Oh well, it was fun anyway!!!!


Monday, June 25, 2018

GET READY TO GLOW FOR IT WITH PIXI BEAUTY - REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


I am really excited to bring you today's post.  I've talked about the Pixi Beauty Glowy Gossamer Duos and the Liquid Fairy Lights in a youtube video this spring, where I hauled them for you.  Pixi recently sent a box with the full line of these so I have extras that I want to give to YOU as part of my birthday month giveaways.

The Glowy Gossamer Duo that I originally purchased for myself is in Delicate Dew, a deliciously soft silky feeling gelee' formula highlighter duo.  One side is a light champagne and the other is the faintest hint of pink.  This is a brilliant formula.  I explain more in the video.

The Liquid Fairy Lights are a topcoat that can be worn on the eyes alone or over shadow.  If the Stila Glisten and Glows are too glittery and chunky for you, this will be more your style.  The shimmer is more sophisticated in their glowy goodness.

Check out the video to hear more and see what I'm giving away today.


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