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July 2018 beauty favorites

summer hair care tips

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

garnier hair masks review

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

urban decay summer makeup

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


What’s in my June 2018 beauty bag

pictured from top left: hair care products c/o Kerastase “Aura Botanica” shampoo / conditioner / hair mist / / Style Mist root concealer in dark brown / eye shadow palette c/o Urban Decay “Lightbeam” / Chanel moisturizing lip balm /

June 2018 is here! This month I am focusing on a summer beauty routine. Last month I switched up my skin care routine, this month I am switching up my hair care routine.

A few years ago I started to get quite a few grey hairs peeking out of my brown hair. The last thing I wanted to do was to get into a cycle where I needed to color my hair in order to cover my grays. Finally, last month, I realized I could hold out no more. The grey hairs were starting to really bother me. So, my hair stylist dyed my hair with a semi-permanent color and added back my highlights; making my hair look like my natural hair! Love it!

Now that my hair is color treated, I need to ensure I am properly caring for it so that it does not get horribly dry and brittle. I love these “Aura Botanica” hair care products from Kerastase. They have a fabulous scent, and moisturize my hair perfectly; especially since I have recently started coloring my hair. I am in love with these products!

In between hair color sessions, if my grey starts to show, my hair stylist recommended this great root touch-up product by Style Mist. Dark brown is my color, and it’s great for covering up my roots between appointments. This is a must-have!

I love this new eye shadow palette from Urban Decay. Don’t they always have the best palettes?! These colors are so pretty and perfect for summer. They are great for warm summer evening eye looks!

Since summer is a time for dry skin, this new moisturizing lip balm by Chanel is a life saver. It’s a great way to add subtle color while adding moisture to lips. Leave it to Chanel to invent something fabulous!

Shop my June 2018 beauty bag:

What are your favorite new beauty products this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


What’s new in my April beauty bag

from top left: lip glosses c/o Urban Decay / eye shadow palette c/o Urban Decay / lipsticks c/o L’Oreal Paris / rose gold hair clip /

Happy April! Now that spring is here, it is time to move into a spring color palette. I wear the same cocoa eye liner all year long, but I like to switch up my eye shadow and lipsticks as the seasons change. I love these new lip glosses from Urban Decay, and these new sheer lipsticks from L’Oreal Paris are perfect for the warmer weather. They are offered in fabulous colors, and moisturize my lips. Love that!

I love lipstick hues in shades of pink and purple. These pink and purple shades from Urban Decay and L’Oreal Paris are perfect for the spring! They are vivid enough to be seen, and light enough to blend with spring 2018’s color palette. Love!

When it comes to eye shadows, I tend to stick with neutrals. I love this eye shadow palette from Urban Decay. It has a wide range of neutral colors which can take me from day to night. The three light shades are my favorite; and are my go-to colors daily!

Shop my April beauty bag:

What are your favorite spring eye shadow colors and lipstick hues? Do you switch up your eye liner, or stick to one color no matter the season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy