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What’s in my November 2018 beauty bag

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Happy November! I have been testing out a lot of new beauty products this month, so I am excited to share my favorites with you in this monthly round-up, beauty bag post! Of course, I have several nail polish hues I am in love with too, you can check out my Chanel review, Dior review, and Londontown Gel Genius review.

Now, let’s chat about these new beauty products I love! So, if you have been following along for awhile, you know I quit coffee several years ago. Although I don’t drink coffee everyday, I do order it at restaurants if I am eating brunch, and when Starbucks comes out with new flavors I feel compelled to taste! haha Other than that, I don’t really drink coffee anymore. That being said, I still consume food and drinks which stain teeth. I drink tea a few times per week, and I enjoy tooth staining foods such as tomatoes and carrots. This means the expensive tooth whitening treatment my dentist gave me back in 2013 is no longer visible. My teeth are stained again!

I was thrilled when Billionaire Teeth Whitening contacted me a couple of months ago to test out their whitening pen. It’s an affordable way to whiten teeth at home. My dentist charged me north of $600, while this pen is nicely priced at under $50. I also happen to have a discount code to share with you! You can pick up your own pen online here, and use code BAF to save 10% of your treatment purchase. I hope you love your results as much as I do!

Be sure to use my link above to purchase the Billionaire Teeth Whitening Pen-you don’t want to purchase it elsewhere and end up with a counterfeit product!

Colleen Rothschild hand cream review

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Colleen Rothschild is a beauty brand I love and trust. So, when I needed to purchase some new hand cream, I decided to try hers out! I am so glad I did! I love this! The hand cream by Colleen Rothschild is non-greasy, and it adds just the right amount of moisture to help protect and repair dry hands. This is really good hand cream! I am hooked! As you can tell from this photo, I have already started to use my tube, and chances are, I will run out of it quickly. I am always washing my hands, cleaning my house, and in need of some hand cream. This is a workhorse, love it! You can snag your own online here.

EOS Lip Balm review all flavors

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In addition to hand cream, I am always in need of lip balm. The climate here in the San Francisco Bay Area is quite drying, so beauty products which help combat the dry air are a must. This lip balm by EOS is easy to use. There are a few scents to choose from, and they smell really yummy! There isn’t any waxy taste, or chemical taste; they taste pretty natural. I am addicted to the pink one! I know I will plow through these quickly. I keep one in my purse, one in my beauty kit at home, and one in my gym bag. Can’t leave home without one nearby!

Garnier Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads review

garnier makeup remover pads review

Are you always running out of cotton squares? I change my nail color so often, I am always running out of my cotton squares! Thankfully, Garnier sent me these fabulous eye makeup remover pads which don’t require a cotton square. They are their own pad! I love an all-in-one product! These Garnier Micellar Eye Makeup remover pads are a game changer. They make makeup removal sooooo easy! Love! I will never go without a package of these, they are a must-have!

Shop everything in my November beauty bag:

There you have it! My new beauty favorites which have been added to my beauty bag, and beauty routine this month. Have you tried any new beauty products lately that you love?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*products by Garnier, EOS, and Billionaire Teeth Whitening were gifted as editorial samples for consideration. all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


July 2018 beauty favorites

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Summer is in full swing, which means our skin and hair are exposed to the elements. It also means travel, warm evenings outside, and drying air conditioning. To combat these summer beauty obstacles, I have added a few fabulous products to my beauty arsenal for July 2018.

As you know, I receive quite a few press kits in the mail featuring new beauty products. I can’t review them all; to be frank, I don’t always like them all. So, starting earlier this year, I am doing one monthly round-up of my products from press kits which I love; and find myself actually using. The following products are from press kits. I fell in love with them so decided to share them with you. As always, I only share what I love!

Elemis Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Kit

elemis travel beauty kit

Elemis is turning into my favorite skin care brand. I am addicted to their pro-collagen marine cream. It is my go-to daytime cream which I apply every morning. When Elemis sent this travel to me, I was thrilled! It contains a travel size of my daily cream, and additional products I enjoy using. I’m super excited to use this travel kit for an upcoming vacation later this month. You can find this fabulous kit online here for under $100.

Also this summer, Elemis has introduced a new collection of dynamic resurfacing products. My favorite product from the collection are the pads. They are so easy to use and do a great job of  smoothing out my skin. Five stars!!

Garnier Fructis Hair Mask Collection

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I just started to color my hair a few months ago in order to cover up the stray grays popping up on my head. Keeping my color looking vibrant is a little bit of a challenge in the summer since I am outside a lot, and in the pool often. These new masks from Garnier are a life saver! Think of them as an intense conditioner. They restore moisture to the hair which is lost when out in the sun, or in a chemical filled swimming pool. I’m totally addicted to these masks! My favorite is the coconut extract scent. It works wonders on my summer hair! Love!

Urban Decay “Born to Run” makeup collection

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Warm evenings out on the town mean a new color palette of makeup! I’m loving everything from the “Born to Run” makeup collection by Urban Decay. The colors are great late-summer hues which will transition into fall easily. The lipsticks are moisturizing and the eye shadow palette has so many colors-it’s like an eye shadow candy store! Love that!

Shop my July beauty favorites:

Which beauty products are you loving this summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Frizzy hair solutions | How to tame frizzy hair

frizzy hair solutions

frizzy hair solutions c/o Garnier from left: cooler bag for the beach (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it will keep your food cold at the beach!) / Sleek & Shine conditioner / Sleek & Shine shampoo / Anti-Frizz serum / Zing citrus zinger water bottle (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it is a water game changer) /  Sleek & Shine leave-in conditioner / beach radio speaker (won’t solve frizzy hair, but it will entertain you!) / smooth air dry cream / face mask moisture bomb pink and blue

Raise your hand if you get frizzy hair? Especially during the summer! My hand is so far up, I can’t even see it! We get fog here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the fog makes my hair frizz like crazy! I am always looking for low-maintenance, frizzy hair solutions to keep my mane tame.

Here in the Bay Area, I am always asking my friends how to tame frizzy hair, because let’s face it, this is a problem! We don’t use a lot of hair products in California, our hair styles are more windblown then in other parts of the country. But, just because we like a little beach hair here or there, this does not mean we want frizzy hair. We need to find the perfect frizzy hair solutions to keep our natural hair do’s on point; without looking like we stuck our fingers in a socket.

Garnier has a fabulous collection of hair care products which are the perfect solutions to frizzy hair. The Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine collection includes shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and an anti-frizz serum. When used together, they are the perfect line of defense against frizzy hair; which I also like to refer to as “Fog Hair.”

I love the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine collection for combating my Fog Hair. My favorite product from the collection, which is must-have for anyone who needs to tame frizzy hair, is the Anti-Frizz Serum. This stuff is genius! The Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum is perfect for using while blow-drying hair, or to use as a line of defense against fog or humidity; both enemies which make our hair frizz up like crazy.

For travel, I love the Garnier Smooth Air Dry cream. It is a great way to smooth out frizz while on the go. This is something I keep in my gym bag, beach bag, and in the car for trips. You never know when your hair might frizz up! The Garnier Smooth Air Dry cream will tame that frizz down; it is a great frizzy hair solution!

Garnier frizzy hair solutions:

What is your favorite way to combat frizzy hair?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy