Hello Gorgeous Gals,
It feels like all of September is prep for the new school year. With all the shopping, you have to make sure that you are truly getting the best deals. Here are a few great products and brands that deliver on the results and give you more bang for your buck.
Seanol Canada brings in something new and unique to the beauty market and I’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a few items to try. What makes Seanol special is that the products are made with ecklonia cava. “With what?” you ask. Ecklonia Cava ~an extract of brown sea algae that is found off the coast of South Korea (over the past few years result oriented skincare from Korea is hitting North America by storm…um, the BB Cream craze) Seanol is rich in sea polyphenols (antioxidants) that help to boost natural healing, rejuvenate, protect and improve skin cellular activity.
Deep Clean~ It takes very little of it vs. other brands to get the job done. A fluffy-foamy texture while cleansing, rinsed easily and didn’t leave my skin dry or tight feeling like others do.
Creme Cava ~ A light weight, non greasy moisturizer that absorbed quickly yet left my normal-dry skin feeling hydrated during the summer humidity.
Procava Shampoo and Conditioner ~ I’m not normally into 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner items but was pleasantly surprised on this one. I felt like my hair and scalp was clean, yet not weighed down with conditioner (I do have to use a leave-in conditioner/detangler to comb through post shower) This is a great 1 bottle product for guys and to grab for that weekend away.
Seanol Toothpaste ~ Honestly, I was a bit nervous of using a toothpaste with brown algae extract and giving up my leading brand of sensitive teeth formula. There is less minty/burning sensation when using it. But what was really amazing was how long my mouth felt clean afterwards. (Traditonal toothpaste give me the pasties within 30 minutes…so much for freshly brushed right?) As for the teeth sensitivity issues…none.
Urban Decay @ Sephora
Urban Decay is a brand of cosmetics with a cult following, you’ve heard of the Naked & Naked 2 eye palettes right? A brand with innovative formulas, great colour selections and daring shade names that really allow for one to be creative and express individuality.
NAKED SKIN -Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup A peptide infused (good for skin protection and antiaging) Light diffusing (blurs out imperfections) and paraben free formula that will change the way you literally see your skin in the mirror and change your mind on wearing foundation. It feels like nothing is on and skin look natural and illuminated, like it’s been professionally retouched yet not covered in makeup!! With 18 shades, you are sure to meet your match for year round gorgeousness.
Apply it in under a minute with the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush (Love, love, did I say LOVE? this brush) One pump of Naked Skin on the back of your hand, dip the tips of the bristles into the foundation (DO NOT sweep up all the foundation at once, that whole pump can do an entire face for natural coverage, more product for more coverage) Dot that on the nose and now in small circles you will buff it from the centre, moving it around the face. Continue to dip the brush tip in to foundation and buffing till it’s gone…less than a minute to amazing looking skin! Use a little more product to hide dark circles, blemishes and dark spots instead of reaching for the concealer. I can also use this brush for cream blushes and finishing powders, making it a very versatile tool to own.
Playing up the lips is fun and one of the easiest ways to jump in and try trends. Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color pairs amazing opaque pigmented shades with super high shine gloss and luxurious texture in a chubby pencil. Tip: blot color to reduce shine for a different finish. 8 shades to choose from or mix to make your own.
Lip Junkie Lipgloss Love the look of lipgloss but shy away because most are sticky and gooey? This formula goes on with a velvety feeling and with 14 amazing shades, including sheer, pretty neutrals, knockout brights, and a shimmering black (looks AMAZING over nude lipsticks) in a range of textures, you are sure to find a new love for gloss.
Clean Well Hand Sanitizers
From the perspective of a makeup artist, there are times I am on location for a shoot and don’t always have the necessities I would like on hand i.e. soap and water. So I need to carry hand sanitizer to help me out. Traditional hand sanitzers are loaded with chemicals. I kill the germs, only to load up skin with chemicals!! Not anymore. CleanWell antibacterial cleansers and soaps harness the antiseptic power of thyme which nature has been using to fight off germs for millennia, making them perfect for my kit but for kids at school or people on the go.
-Antibacterial -Kills germs -Alcohol-free - Gentle on sensitive skin -Benzalkonium Chloride free -Readily Biodegradable -No harsh chemicals -Fresh pleasant scent - Kid safe formula -Never tested on animals -No gloppy gels -Won’t sting cuts -4x more uses per oz. than alcohol gels. -Leaves skin soft
Until Next Time ~ Melody xo
*while companies and websites provide product info, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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