* This post is sponsored. Thoughts and Opinions are my own
I am so excited to share with you a few items that I picked up recently on my shopping trip to Ulta Beauty! Having just recently expanded their brand into the Hawaii market, I was able to check out it's newest location at the Kapolei Commons. I love how Ulta Beauty is my one stop shopping spot for all my favorite makeup products, skin essentials, hair goods, nail colors, and so much more. So lets go in and shop!
With a formal event coming up soon for me, I knew right away that I needed to pick up my ride or die favorite concealer, the Tarte Shape Tape. The best part of going in store is finding your right shade, testing the product on your skin, and discovering what you like or don't like instantly! The beauty ladies are always so helpful, will answer any questions, and help find the right products for you based on your preferences.
The newest location at the Kapolei Commons proved to be undoubtabely awesome. I was able to pick up some of my favorites and also found some new products I'm excited to try. Along with their array or products, Ulta Beauty also offers a brow bar, makeup services, and a full service hair salon.
Thanks Ulta Beauty for having me shop at your newest location in Hawaii! I had so much fun and will definitely be back soon! So for all my beauty lovers and wanderers, check out your nearest Ulta Beauty store, you won't be disappointed! Spoiler Alert: Now is the perfect time to head in and shop all their Holiday gift sets! The deals are amazing that are only around for a limited time! And for those who don't live near one, shop online! Shop Ulta Beauty
Here are all my goodies I picked up! Happy Shopping!
*This post was sponsored by Malie Organics. Products were sent to me. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
With fresh scents of Hawaii, a sense of paradise, powered by science; Malie Organics provides natural, non-toxic, locally sourced luxurious products that capture the essence of the tropics, allowing you to experience Hawaii anywhere. I’ve seen this brand on the shelves of my favorite local boutiques for a while now, so when Malie (pronounced mah-lee-ay) Organics reached out to me, I was beyond thrilled and excited to try out their products.
They were generous enough to send me 3 of their products in my most favorite scent, Pikake.
Here we have beauty oil, which can be used on wet or dry skin, and also on your hair. I’ve been using this product for a week now, and am so in love. Its scent is floral, but not overbearing and leaves my skin hydrated throughout the day.
Next, this Pikake body polish is grainy in texture, glides on easily and exfoliates my skin just enough leaving it silky smooth.
My favorite product is this body gloss. This luscious product lasts longer than lotion while providing powerful healing properties of raw honey and beeswax. It is so glowing, so glossy, not oily, and makes my skin look summer perfect!
I knew I would love their products, but I have to say I’m impressed! I’m impressed at the ingredients involved, all pure, all clean, and all good! The quality and craftsmanship in their scents are amazing, true to what Pikake really smells like.
I am proud of this Local Company who is sharing the beauty of Hawaii powered by quality and integrity. Share your Aloha to yourself and those around you, support local!
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This post is sponsored by Bioré, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Getting ready for the big love day means making sure my skin is feeling fresh, clear, and clean. Whether you’re looking to fight those pesky pores, or maintaining your skin already, these BIORÉ® WITCH HAZEL ULTRA DEEP CLEANSING PORE STRIPS and BIORÉ® WITCH HAZEL PORE CLARIFYING TONER, are your two step beauty tools to add to your skincare routine.
Known to tighten pores, help restore your skins balance, and deep clean to remove any residue your cleanser may have missed, Witch Hazel is a natural ingredient to refresh and help heal your skin.
Here’s how I’ve been using them.
First, I start with a clean face. I like to do a strip treatment using the BIORÉ® WITCH HAZEL ULTRA DEEP CLEANSING PORE STRIPS, only once a week.
After, I take a cotton pad and apply the BIORÉ® WITCH HAZEL PORE CLARIFYING TONER all over my face. It’s such a lightweight, cooling feel when on the face. This toner contains 2% Salicylic Acid, a gentle fighting power to keep those deep pores away. I apply this after every time I cleanse my face.
Whether you’re looking to get your skin ready for Valentine’s day, or are like me, and has the occational pore breakouts, these BIORÉ® products may be just what you’ve been looking for. Bioré® is a pore obsessed, face care brand on a mission to make high quality, affordable skincare products that provide a variety of skincare benefits. I'm all for products that work, are smart, and easy to incorporate into your everyday routine! I'm really enjoying these products and can't wait for you to try them!
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* These products were gifted to me by Coola Suncare. Thoughts and opinions are my own
Summer sun protection is so important especially living in a place where you are constantly being kissed by the sun. These products by Coola are the perfect addition to my sun protection collection that is organic made, safe to use on both my kids and I. It’s nice to feel as if you are apply sun care that is both protective, but good for your skin also. The classic face sport sunscreen carries an SPF 50 and features an invigoration natural white tea scent. It is non greasy, non-tacky, really just feels like you are apply moisturizer.
I love the idea of a spray sunscreen, and this one takes a top spot. Not only does it apply easily and evenly, but also has a broad spectrum of 50 with an all-natural Guava Mango scent. This was easy to apply on my kids and can pack lightly in my bag for on the go use.
Sun protection on your lips is just as important and is often times forgotten during our sun care routine. This classic liplux is formulated with SPF 30, glides on with ease, and is comfortable to wear. I can use this wherever on the go as an everyday lip balm packed easily in my purse or car.
I am quite impressed with these Coola products. I love the fact that they thought about the ingredients, thought about effectiveness and perfect for those long, active, summer days!
*I received these products compliments of Buxom Cosmetics as part of their Preenme VIP program. Thoughts and opinions are my own based on personal use.
You’ve probably seen or heard about the Buxom Lip Polish from friends, beauty bloggers, and makeup enthusiast all over. There’s a reason why this lip-gloss is characterized as a cult favorite. These lip-glosses create a natural shimmering shine while plumping and nourishing your lips at the same time.
They have a light vanilla scent and a tingling sensation upon every application. The color payoff is natural, perfect to finish off an everyday look. I have so many; I keep one on my desk, in my car, and one in my purse. A girl can never have too many lip-glosses. I have a growing collection and addiction to these little beauties. With so many colors to choose from, these glosses are exactly what you need to get your pout on!
So don't wait, try one out now, and I promise, you can't just get one :)
I’ve done it all, from false lashes, to lash extensions to lash serums. All of which have either failed for me, or are only temporary results. I wear false lashes on special occasions or for formal events. It makes my eyes and eye makeup pop and stand out, looking glam and beautiful. I do it because of those reasons, but I just don’t like them. I don’t like the application, I don’t like the feeling, and honestly they look ‘fake’. I’ve also had my go at lash extensions. If any of you have tried this you know the biggest draw back is the application process and time! It took me 3 hours for my first application and had to be retouched every 3-4 weeks. The results are beautiful, but rubbing your eye, sleeping on it and washing your face has to be done so carefully and gentle, that it becomes a nuisance, not to mention its expensive. I then had my try with Latisse. I did see a difference, but I also experienced the dark line on my upper lid side effect.
So finally, in comes Rodan + Fields Lashboost. This nightly eyelash-conditioning serum features a unique proprietary formula that improves the appearance of lash volume and length for lashes that are 100% real, 100% yours. I am truly amazed and so happy with my results and am so proud that they are my ‘own’ lashes! Eyelashes to me make a bold statement. It’s the focal point of your eyes making them talk to people and catch their attention.
Here are some before and after pics:
A little goes a long way, and applying the tiniest amount is all that is needed. It’s done at night so the magic works while you sleep. Just like any other product consistency and patience is the key. I saw initial results at 4 weeks, but I can see a vast difference now at 12 weeks. This one bottle has lasted me over 3 months, with still more product left. I also use this product on my eyebrows to fill them in thicker and help grow in those sparse patches. If you’ve ever wondered about this product, or longed for longer fuller lashes this is a must try! Why not give your eyes a chance to start some conversations, be bold and a standout in crowds!
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*I received these products complimentary of Julep as part of the Preen.Me VIP package.
Thought and opinions are my own
I’ve seen the popularity and talk about K-Beauty, aka, Korean Beauty Care. These products have taken over the shelves at Sephora, Ulta and beauty counters everywhere. It’s all about the double cleanse, so when Preen.me reached out to me to try the Julep K-beauty double cleanse, I was intrigued and curious. The cleansing packet given included the Love your Bare face cleansing oil, cleansing stick and the Konjac sponge to exfoliate the skin.
I tried the products and two out of the three were a hit. I enjoyed the cleansing oil. It removed my makeup so easily, was lightweight and smelt fresh with a light lemon scent. The cleansing stick was a new method of cleaning my face, so I was a little weary, but it actually worked out well. My face felt clean, getting down deep leaving my face feeling nice and clean. I wasn’t a fan of the Konjac sponge. The purpose of it used as an exfoliator worked just fine, what I didn’t enjoy was the consistency and texture. It felt like a wet dirty sponge and I just couldn’t bare to think about putting that on my face everyday.
This two-step cleanser is great for those who want a quick get the job don’t routine at night. It also makes a great travel friendly option. That’s exactly how I’ll use this as I don’t see this taking the place of my daily skin care products from Rodan + Fields. It’s a great size that won’t take up too much space when packed. I am impressed at the Julep brand and looking forward to trying out more products from this line.
It’s no surprise that rosy red lips are trending this Spring season. There’s something about the bold red color that makes a statement, matches every skin tone and can hold an outfit on it’s own. The color pop of a rosy red lip can change your image, making for an effortless sultry look. With so many different red hues to choose from, try a rosy red, with more of a pink hue for that fresh spring look. I love how this lip can match with anything you wear, seriously, anything!
Find a formulation that is hydrating, easy to apply and lasts all day! Rosy Red lips are the in thing right now, shop around, swatch different hues of red on your hand and discover which shade is best for you. *Pictured: I'm wearing the Nars Audacious Lipstick!
Linked are some of my favorites!
So you are a beauty lover who has a fabulous makeup collection filled with so many different eye shadow colors, foundations in multiple shades and a lipstick for every occasion. Or you’ve got just the essentials that does its job and you make it stretch because you hate buying more product. Whichever category you fall in, we often forget or don’t know that all these makeup items have an expiration date.
Cosmetic companies have gotten better at printing the expiration date directly on the packaging or inside the cap, but if not, here is a quick overview and rundown of the life expectancy of these beauties.
Mascara: 2-3 months.
Liquid foundation/concealer: 6-12 months
Lip stick: 2 years
Lip-gloss: 1 year
Eye shadows: 2 years
Powder products: 2 years
Eyeliner: 6-12 months
Makeup Brushes: Years, with consistent cleaning
Now, I challenge you to look through your makeup collection find the expiration date or think about when you bought it. Chances are you will find at least one or a few items that are long past these guidelines of their due date. Sometimes we think that oh well I spent an obscene amount of money on this foundation, so I am using it sparingly making it last the longest possible. Well that spread has gone over one year, and your sitting there wondering why it smells funny, looks funny and isn’t working as you remembered it to. If you decide to splurge on a makeup items that you are totally in love with…USE IT! Don’t let it go to waste and hit its expiration date. It’s in its most beautiful state to be used not just put on a makeup vanity. When that expiration date has hit, it’s time to say goodbye.
I usually like to do a makeup purge every 6 months. This gives me the time to asses what I need or don’t need to replenish. It also gives me the time to rotate different products and be season appropriate. A typical rule of thumb I go by is if I have it, use it, if you don’t use it, lose it!
*I received these products complimentary
If you haven’t heard of Bite Beauty, they are a lip beauty brand that uses food grade ingredients, so yes, they are safe enough to eat! Not that you would want to, but when wearing a lipstick or lip-gloss, we are bound to digest some of it, so knowing that these products are safe enough to do so is great! Thanks to Influenster I am able to try the brand new lip pencils and the Amuse Bouche lipstick.
The Lip Pencil provides perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage. It glides on with ease, not like other lip pencils where you have to pull and tug at it, causing your lips to look patchy and dry. I love how easy and buttery these lip pencils are. Application is a breeze, and the wear is comfortable. It is very lightweight and pigmentation is superb. This color in Honeycomb is the perfect everyday nude, great for my skin tone.
The second color I received is the whiskey lipstick with the coinciding lip pencil to match. This dark plum color is very daring, one that I’m not use to, but for the right occasion, will be so much fun! When applying dark or vibrant colors, having a good precise lip pencil is key in keeping things nice and tidy.
The lipsticks are a creamy consistency, also gliding on with ease and have great pigmentation. These two products, the lip pencil and lipsticks are a great pairing with each other, but are also great stand-alone products too. I can see myself using the nude lip pencil to fill in my lips then apply a gloss over it for an everyday wear. Bite beauty is an innovative brand focusing on quality ingredients and great wear. If you like lip products that are hydrating, creamy and long lasting these are a must try! Thank you @influenster and @bitebeauty #theLipPencil #contest.