Friday, June 28, 2013

UNITE Boosta Spray

Hey everyone!

I don't know about you, but somehow while everyone else is achieving beautiful summer hair, mine seems to be lackluster at best. So, when UNITE sent me their Boosta Spray to try out, I was thrilled to give my locks a good spritz or two! This spray works great at giving my fine hair some added texture and volume without feeling greasy or sticky. I find that it makes my updos look fabulous, and when my hair is down, it looks effortlessly put together. Talk about a total hair product winner in my book!

Here is what UNITE has to say:

1. Weightless volume spray
2. Spray it from roots to ends
3. Gives texture without feeling sticky
4. Promotes healthy sheen
5. How did you get by before?

This product retails for $26.25, and can be purchased at

Will you be giving this product a try this summer?


Note: UNITE sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Product information is from UNITE'S website.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mama Mio Omega Body Buff

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I love to exfoliate at least once a week. When I stick to this routine, my skin looks fresh and healthy. Recently, Mama Mio sent me their Omega Body Buff to try out, and I must say this product rocked my socks! This exfoliator is one of the gentlest ones I've tried, and I found that it worked great even on my super sensitive skin. After using this for a couple weeks, I've noticed a huge improvement in my skin. I no longer have those dry, rough patches on my knees or elbows, and my legs look fabulous!

Here is what Mama Mio has to say:

OMega Body Buff is our star body scrub for super soft skin. A gentle alternative to harsh scrubs, this effective body exfoliator sweeps away the old to reveal fresh, new skin.

~ super fast, super effective top to toe body exfoliation
~your skin is left smooth and glowing in 60 seconds flat
~packed with omegas, aloe vera, and vitamin E to nourish

How to use

Use three times the first week; thereafter twice a week. Massage into DRY skin before showering off. Feel free to use on your wet face too - you don't want your face feeling jealous of your lovely legs!

Hot tip:

OMega Body Buff is a brilliant prep for your skin before applying self-tanner. This means the tanning lotion will go on without streaking. It is also an excellent prep for your skin before getting in a bikini - skin always looks better and healthier when it is smooth and exfoliated.

How it works:

We get a lot of love for OMega Body Buff – it gives you soft, smooth skin with a lovely sheen and is gentle enough to use a few times a week. Exfoliation is crucial for those serious about taking care of their skin. It increases cell regeneration (younger skin cells = younger looking skin), improves strength and elasticity and makes your skin very, very, very touchable. We developed OMega Body Buff to avoid the 'big bits, little bits' problem with many salt/oil scrubs. These can make you feel well exfoliated but, in reality, the big shards of salt or sugar rake your skin. If you saw this under a microscope, you would never use chunky scrubs again! Our OMega Body Buff uses micro-ground pumice grains in a creamy Sweet Almond Oil moisturising base. The micro-ground pumice grains are perfectly round and very plentiful, so you can quickly exfoliate on a weekly basis without it feeling like a drama or a drag.

This product retails for $33.00, and can be purchased at!

Will you be trying out this exfoliator from Mama Mio?


Note: Mama Mio sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own! Product information is from Mama Mio's website.

Running Out? Run In July Sale at Publix

Hey everyone!

So you stocked up at the beginning of the month, but are already running out of the products your family needs? You’re in luck! 

From July 17th through July 24th, look for the “Running Out? Run In.” event at Publix® to take advantage of great savings on some of your favorite brands from General Mills, like Cheerios, Go-gurt, Charmin and Dawn. Plus, if you buy $30 of participating* items from July 17-August 2, you can mail in to receive a $10 Publix® gift card to use on your next shopping trip! For more details on this great rebate, please visit

These sales are great, because I am able to snag a lot of the products I use on regular basis, and save a bunch of money! Talk about a total win-win for me! With the $25 gift card sent to me from My Blog Spark, I will be picking up some household items this sale include paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap, and of course toilet paper. I can't wait to be stocked up, so that I don't have to worry about running out of necessities. 

For more information check out:

~Publix's Website

~Publix's Twitter

~Publix's Facebook

What items will you be picking up for this promotion?


Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills and Publix® through MyBlogSpark. I received a $25.00 gift card to use, and have the opportunity to share another $25.00 gift card with family or friends.

Summer Must-Haves‏

Hey everyone!

Here are a couple summer must-haves that I think you all would be interested in!

This summer, keep hair lustrous, frizz-free and full of color by shampooing your hair every other day. In between washes, Stylist and Founder of UNITE Hair Andrew Dale recommends using a dry shampoo to freshen up your look. The UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo! ($28.75)

This dry shampoo will:

~Aid in preserving hair color

~Remove excess oil

~Increase volume

~Leave no visible residue

~Refresh hair without the use of water

The UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo be found on!

For those that are showing more skin this summer, make sure that your – face and body – are smooth and firm. To improve firmness, overall texture and reveal a bright, fresh, youthful complexion, Radical Skincare has just the secret product – Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads! ($95)

These deep-cleansing pads harness the potency of Glycolic Acid, Chamomile, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids in combination with fruit acids to exfoliate, smooth and soothe skin while improving firmness. 

Here’s a trick: Use these exfoliating pads on trouble areas like elbows and knees for instant brightness and smoothing.

Will you be checking out any of these summer must-haves?


Note: Information provided by PR!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two New Fun Summer Treats

Hey everyone!

I've been shopping! So, you know what that means... I have two new summer treats to show you! Are you excited? I am!

The first summer treat is from Essie's Naughty Nautical Collection in the shade The More the Merrier! This super fun, lime green color is perfect to wear all summer long, and will look fabulous with a tan. I know I already have it painted on my nails, and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

The second summer treat I've come across is from Chapstick! This new lip balm provides two different scents for you to mix and match to create your own masterpiece! I am in love with this new product. It is moisturizing, smells great, and is super cute in my bag! What's not to love?

What new beauty products are you treating yourself to this summer? Do you have any recommendations for me?


Note: I purchased these products with my own money!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sun Bum Products

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It's that time of year again, where everyone starts to think about SPF and After Sun products! I live in an area that is sunny and hot almost everyday, so SPF products are super important to me. Recently, Sun Bum sent me a few of their products to try out, and of course, I've fallen in love with them! Sun Bum's products smell great, don't leave skin feeling greasy, work fantastically well, and are super cool to look at! What's not to love?

SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen - $15.99

This easy to use, ultra sheer/dry touch continuous spray formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.

Sun Bum PRO SPF 30 Face Stick - $14.99

We developed our PRO line for the days that we live for. Our premium, mineral based sunscreen is specifically designed to offer the very best broad spectrum protection to those who work and play hard in the sun. It will never bleed into your eyes, never make your hands slippery, and won't come off during the most rigorous activities in the water, wind, or blazing hot sun.

Sun Bum 'Cool Down' Hydrating After Sun Gel - $9.99

So you got greedy and burned your skin. Ease the pain and calm your skin with our "Cool Down" Gel. Vitamin E enriched, our soothing Aloe Gel will rehydrate your sun-baked skin and ease the pain of a burn and help prevent peeling. Keep it refrigerated for bonus relief. 

Check out these and more Sun Bum products at

Leave it up to Sun Bum to have my summer days covered!


Note: Sun Bum sent me these products to try and feature on my blog I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy

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I am by no means a hair styling expert. The extent of my hairstyles is typically throwing my hair up into a bun or ponytail. However, I do like it when my hair has a bit more texture to it, so that it stays up longer, and flyaways are fewer throughout the day. So, you can imagine my excitement when Ouidad sent me their Wave Create Texture Taffy to try out. 

This hair product is unlike any I've used before, due to its unique soft taffy-like texture. I find that it is a bit sticky, but once it is worked into the hair, it dries without a problem. Whenever I've used this, my hair is left with more texture, and it makes updos a lot more fun. 

Here is what Ouidad has to say:

Walks along the boardwalk often lead to that famous wax paper wrapped sweet salt water taffy.  This sweet fix can also be beneficial to your hair thanks to the Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy.  This formula provides for touchable and effortless wavy hair, a coveted trend of the moment.  While salt water taffy is a classic that sings summer, you can now bring beautiful waves into this season with Ouidad’s taffy.

~Ideal for wavy or straight hair, that desires a sexy, tousled look

~Marine Complex, high in vitamins and minerals, condition and add softness and shine

~Giant kelp seaweed extract includes a high content of vitamins and minerals to nourish curls and add shine

~Algae Extract acts as a moisturizer that leaves hair supple and shiny

~Milk Thistle extract acts as a botanical extract rich in antioxidants to moisturize

The Ouidad Wave Create™ Texture Taffy is available for $22 at, Ouidad flagship and certified salons and ULTA locations.

Will you be trying out this product from Ouidad?


Note: Ouidad sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Denfender Review

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I don't know how Mally does it, but she always creates unique and fabulous products! Recently, Mally Beauty sent me their Evercolor Poreless Face Denfender to try out, and I must say this product really works! This balm is made to be blotted over your face after you applied your makeup, no more powdery finishes for this girl! All you do is apply your makeup as you normally do, and then swirl the sponge in the balm, and lightly pat it all over your face. Simple and easy. I find that by using this product, my makeup lasts all day without need for touchups. However, if you have super oily skin, like me, I suggest carrying some blotting sheets just in case.

Here is what Mally Beauty has to say:

Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. 

How to use:

Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes.

This product retails for $40.00, and can be purchased at!

Are you going to try out this product for summer?


Note: Mally Beauty sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Five Products You Shouldn't be Without this Summer!

Hey everyone!

With summer in full-swing in most areas, I thought it would be great to share with you 5 amazing products to use during the season!

Bye Bye Bikini Bumps!

From America’s #1 bikini aftercare brand, Bikini Zone Medicated After Shave Spray is specially formulated to provide fast relief from the potential effects of hair removal. The unique formula with Pramoxine HCL, a topical anesthetic, penetrates skin to stop irritation, pain and redness in the sensitive bikini area. The portable, easy to use spray allows for targeted care and comfort while the light scent leaves you feeling fresh. Regular use helps prevent in-grown hairs and keep your skin smooth and soft. Bikini Zone will not stain your clothing or bathing suits.  Available nationwide at food, drug and mass-market retailers - $7.99.

The Perfect Summer Fragrance

The warm West Coast sun tingling the skin.  The gentle touch of the salty Pacific.  The wisp of a cool California breeze.  The heat of celebs that dot the coastline.  Inspiration was right in the backyard for the fragrance developers of Laundry by Shelli Segal.  It was a natural progression for the fashion-forward design house to introduce their fragrance after perfecting apparel, footwear, handbags, accessories and outerwear. Sexy, on-trend, casual, elegant, daytime, evening, baby showers, business cocktail - Laundry by Shelli Segal is something different for every woman.

The new fragrance clearly aligns with the Laundry woman.  With notes of fresh mandarin and wet plum wrapped in guava leaf this intricate, sparkling, floral chypre scent evokes sexiness and playfulness that will leave men wanting more and have women asking what she’s wearing. This chic ensemble unfolds into a textured heart of peonies and fresh cut orange flowers draped over a trendy layer of osmanthus buds.  Her silhouette is styled with creamy sandalwood and a lace of patchouli leaf.  A sexy finale of amber and deep musk dries down to create a long lasting trail of effortless sophistication.

Like the perfect seasonal collection, the Laundry fragrance wardrobe will debut with its signature 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray (SRP $80) and 1.7 Eau de Parfum Spray (SRP $55).  The pièce de résistance is the gift set which contains a 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3 fl. oz. Body Lotion, 3 fl. oz. Shower Crème and .33 fl. oz. EDP Roller Ball.  SRP $85 with a value of $126.  A high fashion gift with purchase train case will be offered at department stores across the country.

The Ultimate Sunscreen

A broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, RayDefense provides protection for an active, outdoor lifestyle.  Its sun-smart technology is a dominant defense against prolonged sun exposure for all skin types.  Lightweight and hydrating, Bioelements® RayDefense protects without adding shine. (4oz., $42.00 on, and at fine spas and salons nationwide.)

A sexy summer smile

Strawberry shortcake. Raspberry granita. Pomegranate mojitos. Fresh blueberries. The fruits of summer are dark, delicious and bursting with juices just waiting to wreak havoc on your smile! Despite their health benefits, dark colored fruits such as berries contain natural pigments that are powerful staining agents that can extend to the surface of teeth. Combat stains and keep your teeth as bright as the flavors of summer with Plus White®’s 5 Minute Speed Whitening System!

With the same bleaching oxygenating action of peroxide that dentists use to professionally whiten teeth Plus White®’s 5 Minute Speed Whitening System gives you professional whitening results – in the comfort of your own home – for a fraction of the cost. Whitening begins with the first application by gently and effectively lifting away stains from everyday hazards such as berries, coffee, cola, tobacco and wine. The easy-to-use system includes Plus White®’s Tartar Control Pre-Whitening Rinse, 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel and a mouthpiece. For best results use twice daily by simply squeezing a small amount of the Plus White Speed Whitening Gel into the comfortable cushioned mouth tray for five to fifteen minutes. Noticeably whiter teeth will appear within days.

Plus White®’s 5 Minute Speed Whitening System is available for $10.49 at mass-market retailers nationwide.

Supermodel Worthy Lashes that Last Through Swims, Sea, Salt Air and then some…

What would you give for luscious lashes that stand up to a swim in the sea, a dip in the pool, an outdoor shower or a run in the fresh air?  Hard Candy's Lash Ink is a 4 day lash stain that truly stands the test of time and defies the elements.  Apply Lash Stain and there is no need to reapply for up to 4 days.  Lashes can be curled and mascara can be applied directly over Lash Ink.  When mascara is removed, Lash Ink stays in place.  Perfect for a long weekend at your favorite beach side resort.  Available exclusively at Walmart and - $7.
Have you tried these products before?


Note: Information provided by PR.

L'Occitane's Summer Scents‏

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I know you've heard me rave about how amazing L'Occitane products are, and this post will be no different! Recently, L'Occitane sent me their new Eau Ravissante fragrance for summer, and I have to admit that this has become my favorite scent ever since I got it! The fragrance is a combination of soft florals and bright citrus, which reminds me of romantic, summer day trips. I find that the scent lingers on my skin for most of the day, and I have received a ton of compliments every time I wear this out!

Here is what L'Occitane has to say:

Our collection of Eaux de Provence fragrances is inspired by the beautiful fountains that can be found across the villages of southern France, bringing life and refreshment to all.

Eau Ravissante offers a dazzling bouquet of floral aromas with fruity citrus notes. Formulated with the essential oils of Mediterranean bergamot and Damascena rose, this mischievous eau de cologne combines the sensual softness of rose petals with the sparkling freshness of citrus scents. Our generously sized bottle, modeled after the archicture of Provençal fountains, will provide a long-lasting aromatic escape!

Beauty Tip:

Place in your refrigerator for an extra-refreshing spray!

The 10.1 fl. oz. retails for $52.00, and can be purchased at!  

What summer fragrance are you loving this year?


Note: L'Occitane sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

NYX Cosmetics FACE Awards‏

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The NYX Cosmetics FACE Awards is a multi-national competition to find The Beauty Vlogger of the Year on YouTube, giving contestants a chance to win $25,000, consultations with pro makeup artists, a year’s supply of NYX Cosmetics and the promise of a budding professional career in makeup artistry. 

Inspired by the ever-growing and enthusiastic community of beauty vloggers on YouTube™ and across the web, NYX Cosmetics launched the FACE Awards to support and give recognition to this group of rising beauty stars, rewarding them for their passion and creativity. 

“The FACE Awards allows us to shine a spotlight on the up-and-coming beauty vloggers, and unite the community behind a single annual event,” says Toni K., NYX Founder and Chairwoman.  “We’re here to support those pursuing a YouTube™ vlogging career, open doorways to a career in artistry, as well as offer a surefire way to boost audiences and get recognized by peers.”  Joining NYX in their recognition of this talented group are like-minded partners including Sexy Hair, proactive®, ULTA Beauty, BluePrint Cleanse,, Sole Society, ACTIVATE, popchips, Nu.Me, Otto Models, and Seagram Escapes.

Earlier this spring, roughly 1,000 beauty vloggers registered for the FACE Awards.  A panel of judges narrowed down the selection to 30 contestants. The contestants created their first challenge videos based on the theme “Vintage Beauty” which went live on YouTube™ for public viewing on May 31.  NYX officially launched the public voting period at GenBeauty, hosted by top beauty vlogger Michelle Phan’s ipsy Network in Los Angeles.  Beauty lovers, brands and beauty industry pros visited the FACE Awards voting station inside the NYX lounge to vote live on their favorite contestants’ videos. Forty thousand votes were submitted over the weekend and the vote count continues to grow exponentially. 

On June 7 a tally of public votes will decide the 20 contestants who will move on to the second challenge. After the second challenge, 12 contestants perform their third challenge and the 6 receiving the highest amount of votes will advance to the final event. The top six finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to compete in a live show in front of fans, peers, beauty influencers and celebrity judges in August. Contestants will be judged on their creativity, educational content, artistry and personality.  

NYX has a special connection to beauty vloggers, inspiring creativity and personal growth within this fast-growing community. The 2012 NYX Face Awards received over 240,000 votes and a total of 27 million impressions.  This year the number of votes and total video views are trending to exceed more than three times the amount of last year’s impressions.

Beauty enthusiasts, fans, friends and family everywhere can log online to to vote for their favorite videos.


Note: Information provided by PR.