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Save the Undies with U by Kotex®

Warning: This is some SERIOUS girl talk happening below, sponsored by U by Kotex®.

We all have one- a place in a dark area, tucked far, far away in the back of our closet or drawers. It’s a place in our room that just might need to come with a disclaimer or a warning label just in case anyone would feel inclined to go snooping around.  You know what I’m talking about, right ladies?

Period panties. 

Side note: If someone is snooping around, they totally deserve to find them. Ha.

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That’s right, I said it- period panties. It’s the undies that are brought out once a month when our favorite friend (sarcasm) pays a visit to not only us, but to our panties, too. We have all experienced a $5.00 pair of fancy panties that got annihilated during that time of the month. And it’s pretty annoying.

I mean, isn’t it enough that we have back cramps, front cramps, leg craps, mood swings, eating binges, cry fest’s, bloating, and a host of other period problems that I won’t go into because you ladies all know what I’m talking about?  With all of that, the last thing we should have to deal with is ruining our favorite pair of cute and comfy panties, too.

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So, I am on a mission, along with U by Kotex®, to save the undies so that our panties can stay cute all-month-long. What a concept.

YOU can save your undies, too!  With the new Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core*, that keeps unexpected, panty-destroying-leaks away. This line has other options available in Cleanwear® pads, AllNighter® pads and Security* pads.

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Right now you can visit the U by Kotex Landing page and get yourself FREE SAMPLES of the 3D Capture Core! Trust me, your panties will thank you, U by Kotex®, and me.  You don’t want to miss out on this freebie so make sure to click the link.

 

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So, if you want to rid your home of the secret box hidden in the deepest corner of your closet and keep your pretty panties stain-free, join me in my mission to Save the Undies!

Xo,

Kendra

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post brought to you by U by Kotex . All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Orogold Luxury Skincare Review

I’ve recently had the opportunity to try out the OROGOLD 24k Deep Peeling, and the 24k Vitamin C Facial Cleanser.  Orogold is a luxury skincare line that believes “gold” and “beauty” go pretty well together. While I agree with that statement, let’s see if I agree with these luxury skincare products, as well.

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If you want skincare that has pretty packaging, this is the one for you. These bottles of golden-goodness scream luxury- I almost felt like a Kardashian just holding them. Both items are packaged individually in a gold box and when you open them up, the product is lying gracefully in a bed of golden satin.  I have to say, the presentation of these luxury skincare items are pretty good.

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Brand Overview: “OROGOLD skin care products are formulated with the very best vitamins and minerals to offer its consumers extremely effective skin care solutions. However, the main ingredient in our product line is gold. Each of our skin care solutions, irrespective of their function, contain gold. This helps us to cater to specific skin needs without diverting from our main goal of offering timeless beauty to our consumers.”

 Orogold 24k Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

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 Brand Overview: 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser is enriched with ingredients such as Vitamin C and 24K Gold. The gentle foaming action of this cleanser purifies skin by removing make up, dirt, and excessive oil; leaving your skin feeling energized and refreshed.

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 My Thoughts: What I immediately loved about the 24k Vitamin C Facial Cleanser was that I could see the bits of gold in the cleanser. While the bargainista in me wanted to strain the cleanser for the gold flecks (no, seriously though), I was very excited to have the opportunity to wash my face with this.

I really liked how it was non-stripping and moisturizing, yet still gave me a little bit of foam to really get my makeup off.  This cleanser left my skin feeling refreshed and extremely spoiled.

With all of that said, this is an expensive cleanser and is definitely not going to fit everyone’s budget. But if you are into spoiling yourself with high-end skincare products, you might want to give this one a try.

 Price Tag: $128.00

 

 Orogold 24k Deep Peeling

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Brand Overview: 24K Deep Peeling is designed to provide a powerful facial cleanse by removing a thin layer of dry cells to reveal ultra-smooth and youthful skin. It is specially formulated to gently polish, renew, and revitalize the skin without stripping away vital oils or causing irritation. 24K Deep Peeling is formulated with 24K Gold along with ingredients such as, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and Green Tea.

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My Thoughts: I am pretty sure the 24k Deep Peeling might be one of the coolest at-home facial peels I have ever tried. Like the cleanser, you can see all the small flecks of gold when you open this container of pure skincare luxury. When using this product, I place a dime size amount to my clean, dry skin and massaged it in a circular motion. Immediately, I saw all of this dead skin rolling up into tiny balls on my face- it was the coolest thing ever. On the packaging, it says to only leave this product on your skin for 30 seconds, so I obliged and washed my skin with cool water per the directions.

What I noticed was that my skin felt amazing, looked glowing, and was super soft. I have to say, this luxury item is worth every cent. Yes, it’s an investment product, but with the small amount of product that it takes to get beautiful results, it really isn’t that bad of a price. I would totally repurchase this in a heartbeat.

 Price Tag: $128.00

 Overall Thoughts & Experience:

Using gold on my skin was a first for me, but it won’t be my last. I had a great experience with both of the Origold products.  But if I were to choose between the two, the 24k Deep Peeling is not leaving my beauty counter. I loved having a luxurious experience while cleansing my skin, but I also adored the results of the face peel. While I know that this luxury skincare line is not for everyone’s budget, it’s a great “wishlist” item to have for a special occasion when spoiling yourself is on the menu.

 

So far, I am a fan of Orogold. The 24k Deep Peeling has me sold. Do you indulge in luxury skincare?

 

Have a great day everyone!

XO,

Kendra

 

Note* These products were given to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own. 

Casual and Chic Summer Style | OOTD

Who still loves summer? There is something about throwing on a pair of trendy shorts and a tank that feels very manageable and far less time consuming when having to also get two little ones ready for the day.  Yeah, it might be a bit less dramatic than a fall/winter look, but when a simple outfit is accessorized with a necklace and the right shoes, you can look like you tried just as hard. I call it “simple and chic summer style”.

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I am pretty sure that I own 900 pairs of black shorts (that is a bit of an exaggeration). I do own quite a bit of printed shorts too, but black shorts go with everything. Well, black anything goes with everything… thus a reason why it’s a go-to color for me.

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For this summer outfit, I chose black shorts and a grey-ribbed-tank that I decided to tuck in. Now, I did sort of feel like my mom tucking in my tank. However, if you are really into the cropped-shirts, tucking in a tank is the next-best option. If you are wondering why I wouldn’t just wear a cropped-tank, the answer is really simple: I have had two kids and I need to do a ton of sit-ups. Oh, and I am not 15. 

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 To dress up my simple-summer outfit, I accessorized with a long beaded necklace from Forever21, some leopard printed TOMS wedges, and a pair of chic sunnies.

Let’s talk about the leopard printed TOMS wedges, shall we? There are some leopard printed shoes that might be intimidating, but these are not. In my opinion, they are considered a neutral and can be worn with a multitude of outfits- dress pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, bold colors, neutral colors, etc. My only suggestion would be to stay away from other prints when wearing these.

 

So, now that you know what my casual and chic summer style is, what’s yours?

What I am wearing:

Forever 21 Black Shorts (similar)

Forever 21 long necklace (similar)

Grey tank from Target

ICU Eyewear sunglasses

TOMS leopard print wedges

 

Have a great day!

XO,

Kendra

 

Simple Skincare for Sensitive Skin | Review and Giveaway

Sponsored: If you have sensitive skin and are on a budget, you’re going to want to pay attention to my review and giveaway of Simple Skincare for sensitive skin. I have been trying out three of their skincare products over the past few weeks and I have to say, I am impressed.

Make sure you enter this giveaway for Simple Sensitive Skin Experts below (share it with your friends too)!

There are 4 winners who will each receive: 1 $10.00 Walmart gift-card, and a Simple prize pack. Enter Away…

Simple – Citizens of Beauty

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First Glance: Well, hello pretty and clean packaging; I like that you are sitting on my counter right now. Let’s get to know each-other, shall we?

Brand Overview: Simple® says no to harsh chemicals, artificial perfumes and dyes that can upset your skin. Instead, we use only our purest possible, skin-loving ingredients, so you can trust all our products to be kind to sensitive skin.

We don’t believe in strange ingredients, confusing claims, unnecessary packaging or complicated routines. We don’t’ want to overcomplicate things – we believe good skincare should fit around you. After all, there’s more to life than the bathroom mirror.

Simple Sensative Skin Exfoliating Wipes Review Simple Skincare for Sensitive Skin | Review and Giveaway

Simple Exfoliating Wipes Review Simple Skincare for Sensitive Skin | Review and Giveaway

Simple Exfoliating Wipes: These exfoliating wipes are perfect for gentle exfoliation, and zero mess.  Along with the slight gritty texture of these wipes, they are infused with aloe, vitamin E, and Pro-Vitamin B-5. This combo will leave your skin nourished, soft, and glowing.

  • No dyes
  • No artificial perfumes
  • No harsh irritants to upset skin
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

Hot to Use: After I cleansed my skin, I used the Simple Skincare for sensitive skin, exfoliating wipe, with circular motion all over my face. There was zero stinging or irritation, which was a major plus. My skin felt soft, and I could see that it also removed a little left over makeup. 

Price Tag: $4.97 (25 ct)

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Simple Sensitive Eye-Makeup Remover: This eye-makeup remover is strong enough to remove waterproof mascara, and sensitive enough to not demolish your eyes. It will nourish and soften with Pro Vitamin B-5, plus, it’s formulated without oil and other greasy residues.

  • No oil, no greasy residue
  • No dyes
  • No artificial perfumes
  • No harsh irritants to upset skin
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens users
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

How to Use: I just applied the Simple Sensitive Skin Experts eye-makeup remover to a cotton pad, then gently glided over my eyelids to remove my eye-makeup. Easy-peasy.

Price Tag: $6.97

 

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Simple Revitalizing Eye Roller: This Simple Sensitive Skin Expert Eye Roller is one of a kind. It gently glides under your eyes to reduce puffiness by cooling and massaging. It’s also formulated with cucumber extract and Pro Vitamin B-5.

  • No dyes
  • No artificial perfumes
  • No harsh irritants to upset skin
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens users
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

How to Use: After I was done cleansing my face, I started at the inner under-eye area with the roller ball and gently glided it towards the outside of my under eye. My eyes felt ridiculously good, and stayed cool feeling for a good 5 minutes; it was pretty refreshing. 

Price Tag: $12.49

 

Overall Thoughts and Opinions

I am actually surprised that this isn’t sold at a higher price point. For those of you who struggle with sensitive skin, I would definitely recommend giving the Simple Skincare for Sensitive Skin try. You can purchase this skincare line at Walmart!

Make sure to enter the giveaway!

xo,

Kendra

note* This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox media and Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own!

BEAUTYBLENDER Knockoffs

Lately there has been a plethora of  beautyblender knockoffs, and I am kind of a sucker for them. Let me explain.

As a makeup artist, I use the beautyblender all-the-time.  They are freaking expensive at twenty bucks a pop; I carry at-least 5-10 in my makeup kit. That wouldn’t be a big deal if I didn’t lose those pretty-pink-tear-dropped-geniuses, every time I am on a photo-shoot or doing makeup for a bride. It can add up, trust me.

Here is my point: if I could find something equally as good as the beautyblender for a fraction of the price…I would buy stock in the company. Well, not really. But I would be a very-happy-girl.

Let’s look at the beautyblender knockoffs I have tried so far.

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If you are wondering why the beautyblender is such a big deal, here are my 5 reasons:

1. Umm…they are pink, or purple, or white, or black little tear drops. So basically they are cute.

2. They give a flawless foundation application that looks airbrushed by blending the foundation perfectly into the skin.

3. Because they are tear drop shaped, you can get into small corners of the face (like your nose).

4. I have had my personal one for 2 years. SO, they last a long time and are easy to cleanse

5. They don’t absorb the foundation that you are applying like an actual sponge does; your foundation will actually go further by using this.

The Beauty Blender knockoffs (that I own)

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Studio 35 Beauty Blender Sponge: Honestly, this feels so dense…almost like an eraser. No thanks.

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Makeup Sponge from Who-Knows-Where: I actually can’t remember where I got this makeup sponge from. BUT- that’s okay, because it’s not a re-purchase. It feels way-to-spongy and absorbs makeup quickly. Oh, and if you were to flip this little guy around, you would see a gigantic indention; it indents super easily. I think I will pass.

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SOHO Beauty Sponge: I am reading all of these reviews where other beauty bloggers are saying that this one is a really good beauty blender Knockoff. Umm…no. This beauty sponge not only absorbs makeup quickly, it also becomes completely disfigured after one use. Not a re-purchase for me.

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Forever 21 Makeup Sponge: Honestly, I had some high-hopes for this knockoff. It has the shape, it’s a cute color, and it’s two bucks. However, it was pretty dense and didn’t blend the foundation nearly as well as the beautyblender. But come on, two dollars? I had to give it a try.

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The Original Beautyblender: As I tested all of the other beautyblender knockoffs in comparison with the original, they just weren’t up-to-par. Yeah, they were way less expensive, but I spent the same amount of money on the other four combined as I would on one beautyblender, and I won’t use them. So, I mine as well stick with what I love, and what I know works super well. I love my beautyblenders.

Have you you tried the beautyblender before? Or, do you use a knockoff?

Have a beautiful day everyone!

xo,

Kendra

note* I purchased all of these. There are affiliate links in this post for the beautyblender. When you purchase through those links…it supports this site and I am extremely grateful!  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Neon and Sparkles Eyeshadow Design

Today I created a neon and sparkles eyeshadow design that was inspired by a yellow, pink, and silver sparkled card that I recently purchased for a friend. This is certainly not an every-day look…but it’s fun for an occasion where neon and sparkled eyeshadow is appropriate. So…maybe a bachelorette party, girls night out, or something similar with a party atmosphere. I just definitely wouldn’t recommend this one for a wedding.

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A few months ago I purchased the Urban Decay Electric Palette. I know that it’s not for everyone, but for those of you who are intrigued by neon eyeshadow looks, I have to say, I have used it a ton! For this neon and sparkles eyeshadow design, I used neon pink from the electric palette, a lose yellow pigment from M.A.C, black eyeshadow, Cate McNabb gel liner, and some silver sparkles.

My Inspiration

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Here is the card that inspired me to do this sparkles and neon eyeshadow design!  Do you think my eyeshadow design reflects this card well?

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1. I started out with a creamy black eyeliner pencil and created a “c” shape starting at my lower lash-line and sweeping it into the contour of my eye.

2. Then I blended that out with a blender eyeshadow brush.

3. Next I placed glitter-glue from Too Faced on the space of my eye-lid that I wanted my sparkles. I then patted the sparkles onto the glitter-glue.

4. With black eyeshadow, I placed it on the outer 1/3rd of my lower lash-line.

5. Then I placed the Neon yellow pigment from M.A.C cosmetics on the middle 1/3rd of the lower lash-line.

6. Last, I placed the neon pink color from the Electric palette on the inner 1/3rd of the lower lash-line. Then I finished the look by placing white eyeliner on the rim of my lower eyelid and then added false eyelashes.

What I Used

1.Urban Decay Electric Palette

2. Jane Iredale Black eyeliner

3. M.A.C Ever so Yellow pigment

4. Cate McNabb Gel Eyeliner

5. Cailyn Cosmetics Diamond Glitter

6. Too Faced Glitter Glue.

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this Neon and Sparkles, eyeshadow design! Where would you where this one to?

XO!!

Kendra

note* Some of these products were given to me from previous posts! All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

 

 

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Collection Review

If you love rose scented bath and body products, you are going to love the new L’Occitane Roses et Reines collection. This set will make you feel like you are on a royal vacation, walking through a lavish rose garden in Provence as you breath in fresh air and soak up the dreamy surroundings. Don’t you want to go now? Or at the very least pretend?

Let’s pretend together…because this mom isn’t traveling outside of the country for a while. (Unless one of you wants to pack me in your suitcase? Just think about it and get back to me later.)

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First Glance: I love when PR behind a brand sends you something that is packaged creatively! They sent me three Roses et Reines must-have products in an adorable mini-yellow-suitcase. It was bright and poppy, inspiring me to pack my bags and become a world-wide traveler. Inside the L’Occitane Roses et Reines bath and body set were three beautifully packaged products; a body milk, perfume, and small hand cream. Check out these items that are available for individual purchase below!

Launch Date: July 30th 2014

Roses et Reines Inspiration: “Cherished roses lie at the heart of the precious beauty of our four queens. A rose water from Haute-Provence is at the heart of the complementary products in this range, enriching them with its benefits.”

Price Tag: Individually priced

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Roses et Reines Eau de Toilette: This perfume has an intense floral scent to it with four varieties of roses from Bulgaria, Turkey, Grasse and Morocco. It also has notes of citrus, bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, and white cedar. 

Price Tag: $50.00 (75ml)

Loccitane Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk LOccitane Roses et Reines Collection Review Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk: This is a light weight body milk and moisturizer that is filled with the fragrance of rose. It was on with ease, didn’t feel greasy in the least, and soaked into my skin immediately. I love this L’Occitane body milk!

Price Tag: Beautifying Body Milk (8.4 fl.oz.) $25

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Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream (NetWt 1 oz.)- For ultra moisturized hands, this shea butter and vitamin E hand and nail cream will amazing you completely. It helps to nourish and soften your hands, while strengthening your nails. This is also a small enough tube that it can easily go into your purse for on-the-go purposes.

 Price Tag: Hand & Nail Cream (NetWt 1 oz.)$12

Final Thoughts and Opinions

For an intense floral experience that smells like the finest bouquet of roses out there, the L’Occitane Roses and Reines collection that debuts July 30th, completely nailed it. If you are in the market for new bath and body products, you need to check out L’Occitane!

 

XO and make it a great day!

Kendra

note* These products were provided to me for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

 

31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

Tomorrow I am turing 31 and so I wanted to share with you 31 birthday gift ideas for her.  On my curated list of birthday presents for women, you will find everything from lipstick to headphones, and a few kitchen gadgets. There is something for every women in your life (except for maybe girls 10 and under).

31 birthday Gift Ideas for Her 31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her  On a Personal Note: Every year I get older, I feel more comfortable in my own skin. But, I seriously wish I would have enjoyed my 16 year old, pre-baby-body rather than complain about it. Oh-well, I still am not going to complain about it…or atleast try not too when I see that my boobs are a little (or a lot) less perky and my butt needs about 1,000 squats to get it to look semi-good. Oh wait…am I complaining? Dang it…back to those squats and chest presses that I am 90% sure won’t do anything for the boob situation. Soo, I guess I should re-phrase my first sentence…but I would rather live in denial…so I won’t.

Any-hoo, here is my list of 31 birthday gift ideas for her! Hope you all enjoy them!

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1/ Fashion Small Rhinestones Flower Leaf Delicate Earring 2/Moonstone Double Drop Ring 3/ spade new york Cobble Hill Stacy  Wallet  4/Isaac Mizrahi New York 5/The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition 

 

The Decorators Birthday Gift Guide for Her 31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

1/Leigh Viner Print 2/Charcoal Cotton Canvas Pillow  3/Brass Air Plant Holder 4/Aluminum Vintage Camera Sculpture Decoration 5/Votivo Aromatic Candle Moroccan Fig  6/Elle Decor Magazine Subscription 

 

 

 

The Beauty Addict Birthday Gift Guide for Her 31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

1/500 Eye-Makeup Designs by Kendra Stanton 2/NARS ‘Schiap’ Lip & Nail Set 3/butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze 3 Piece Lacquer Set  4/Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum Spray 5/Temptu Deluxe Signature Kit 6/T3 Single Pass Straightening & Styling Iron 7/Trish McEvoy Deluxe Portlable Beauty Collection Azure (Limited Edition) 8/L’Occitane ‘Addictive Almond’ Discovery Set (Limited Edition)

 

The Techie Birthday Guide for Her 31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

1/Jawbone Jambox  2/Nike Fuel + Band 3/Kindle fire 4/Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones  5/Akna Glamour Series i-phone case 6/Canon EOS Rebel 2000 Silver Date 35mm SLR Camera Deluxe Kit with 28-90mm Lens 

 

The Kitchenista Birthday Gift Guide for Her 31 Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

1/KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers 2/Kate Aspen Chalkboard Coasters 3/Le Creuset Flame Enamel On Steel Zen Tea Kettle 4/Giada’s Feel Good Food 5/Ombre Measuring Cup Set 6/Kitchen Art Print

 

Even if you aren’t necessarily birthday shopping, there are some really cute items on this birthday gift ideas for her! Hope you all enjoyed it!

xo!

Kendra

note* There are affiliate links in this post! Clicking and purchasing through those links helps support this site and me! All thoughts and opinions are that of my own!

Philip B Round Brush For a DIY Blowout

Who would have thought that the Philip B round brush would  change how I do do my hair every day. For a good hair blowout, you usually need to go hit up a salon and have a pro take charge. But with the Philip B round brush, you get to be the pro.

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First Glance: I have never owned a round brush like this before, but I have had one used on my hair at a high-end salon in Portland, OR. I only say that because I was very intrigued by how she was using the brush on my hair  (which I will get to when you read further down).

Philip B Round Brush Review 1 Philip B Round Brush For a DIY Blowout Brand Overview: This is a Nylon-reinforced, first-cut boar bristles that won’t snag or tangle. It has ultra-dense bristles that  leave your hair soft, smooth, and bouncy. This brush is made with sustainable mahogany and has an ergonomic handle for your comfort in 3 different sizes.

Price Tag: $75.00

 

How to Use a Round Brush Philip B Round Brush For a DIY Blowout How To: Because this has super packed bristles made from first-cut boar, is does a phenomenal job of easily getting under the hair and lifting the root. When my hair had a blowout using this type of round brush, my hair stylist used it to lift the hair away from my scalp and getting it warm with the blow-dryer, then left it there while she dried other parts of my hair. Doing that gave my hair the best volume ever.

So I did the same thing on my friend above when I did her Makeover Monday post; her hair turned out amazing.

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Thoughts + Opinions

Upside: Alright, it’s about to me story time here on Citizens of Beauty. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to a conference for an entire week. Now, being the beauty-product-hoarder that I am, you would think that I would be well stocked. Well my friends, I seemed to have packed everything except for my flat-iron; my personal must-have for any traveling I do. Fortunately for me, I remembered that I did bring my Philip B round brush that I was going to test over the week for my review. Let me tell you, it was a hair-saver for me. My fully-fried-hair that usually desperately needs a flat-iron to tame the frizz (not to mention I was in Dallas, TX…humidity central), turned out amazing with only using the round brush for a good DIY blowout.

Downside: Well, I am not going to skip over the fact that this is an expensive hairbrush that isn’t for everyone. But I am also not going to skip over the fact that it is a very well made round brush that worked better for my hair than any other one I have used. It also saved my hair from a ton of heat damage…so that is a major plus! If you are vegan, you are not going to want to use this brush as it is made with bore bristles. 

NEW Silicone-Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

Good-morning my loves! Jouer Cosmetics recently launched two amazing silicone-free face primers that I am about to gush about. If you have been around my blog for a while, you will know that Jouer Cosmetics and I have become well acquainted over the past few years and I have yet to find anything from this brand that I don’t love. In-fact, my makeup kit is stock piled with their product and all of my makeup clients have become obsessed. So, I am always thrillllled when they have a new launch. So, let’s talk about these new face primers, shall we?

 

Jouer Cosmetics Face Primers Review NEW Silicone Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

First Impressions: Right off the bat I can see from the packaging that these are silicone-free face primers! To me, this is a major plus because my skin is sometimes sensitive to silicone. Silicone is great every once in a while, but since it sits above the skin, it can trap in oils and gunk causing a break-out.

Anti-Aging + Moisturizing Face Primer

anti aging face primer NEW Silicone Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

Brand Overview: This rich, hydrating primer formulated with clinically proven Matrixyl® 3000, containing a blend of peptides, helps restore elasticity and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Argan Oil and Shea Butter nourish, lift and smooth skin texture, while Vitamin E, Ginseng & Gingko Biloba Extract deliver antioxidants to skin, promoting a healthy, youthful glow.

Highlights: Oil Free.  Hypoallergenic.  Paraben Free.  Silicone Free.  Fragrance Free.  Dermatologist tested.

My Thoughts: Anytime a face primer is combined with a ton of anti-aging ingredients, I am sold. I loved that it was light-weight, oil-free, and soaked into my skin really fast. It looked great under my makeup and helped keep my skin looking radiant.

Price Tag: $38.00

Shop This: Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer

 

Anti-Blemish + Matte Face Primer

matte face primer NEW Silicone Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

Brand Overview: This oil free mattifying anti-blemish primer, formulated 
with Salicylic Acid, penetrates into skin to help treat existing blemishes, prevent development of new acne, and minimize the appearance of pores. Aloe, Vitamin E, Ginseng & Gingko Biloba Extract help calm redness and reduce inflammation, promoting a shine-free, even complexion.

Highlights: Oil Free.  Hypoallergenic.  Paraben Free.  Silicone Free.  Fragrance Free.  Dermatologist tested.

My Thoughts: Well, I am currently in the midst of a Texas summer! My face needs mattifying at the moment so I don’t look like a flaming-grease-factory. I love salicylic Acid, and I could feel it a tiny bit when I applied this to my skin. I think this would be perfect face primer for anyone who struggles with acne.

Price Tag: $38.00

Shop This: Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Face Primer

How To Use This

new Jouer Cosmetics Face Primer Review NEW Silicone Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

Well, this is a pretty simple silicone-free face primer. All you need to do is apply a pea size amount to your entire face with either your finger-tips or a foundation brush. After you have applied it, you can apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer. Easy-Pea-zy.

Jouer Cosmetics Face Primers Review1 NEW Silicone Free Face Primers from Jouer Cosmetics

Overall Thoughts + Opinions

In the above picture, I am using the anti-blemish primer in my T-zone and the anti-aging primer on my forehead and cheeks. But for daily use, I have just been using the anti-blemish face primer and I am saving the anti-aging for the winter-time.

I think the two thing’s that stood out to my the most with these primers were the fact that they are silicone-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free. I think they would be perfect for anyone who struggles with skin sensitivity and yet still wants the benefits of a face primer.

 

If you in the market for a new face primer that has a ton of skin-care benefits, check out the new silicone-free face primers from Jouer Cosmetics!

Have a fab day!

Kendra

note* these products were given to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.