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9 Items I must Travel With | Beauty & Fashion

9 ITEMS I MUST TRAVEL WITH | FASHION + BEAUTY

August 04, 2016

9 Items I must Travel With | Beauty & Fashion

Sony a5100 | Adidas Sneakers | Bose Headphones | Dry Shampoo | Cleansing Balm | Organic BB+ Cream | Perfect Fit Protein | Stila Liquid Lipstick | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette 

Lately I’ve been traveling a lot, so it got me thinking…”What are my must-haves right now for when I travel?”

I rummaged through my halfway unpacked bag ( I just got back from Charleston ), and found the items that I’ve consistently taken with me for my recent stay-cation and travels. Today I’ll be leaving with Tony to Turks & Caicos for my birthday week,  I will definitely be taking these products along!

9 Items I must Travel With | Beauty & FashionPetals And Pumps | Wearing Stila Liquid Lipstick in "Baci"

{ I’m wearing the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade, ‘Baci.’ }

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones | Petals And Pumps

{ The BEST headphones! }

Items I must Travel With | Petals And Pumps | Beauty & Fashion

{ The Sony a5100 Camera pictured above, is the ‘goldilocks’ of cameras. It’s not too big, not too small & user friendly. It’s a great camera for blogging! The photos in this post were taken with this camera, except for the first one and the last two. You can see the images are clear, crisp and bright. }

{ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade, ‘Baci.’ }

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{ ABH Modern Renaissance Palette }

This travel-sized Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo is awesome! No white residue. No funny smell. No Sticky hair. It’s great to use after I workout, a beach day, anytime I need to freshen up my hair. These ‘Stan Smith’ all white Adidas are my ultimate favorite right now. They are comfortable and cute! They go well with skirts, dresses and cut-off shorts too. The REN Cleansing Balm is great for melting down my makeup. It smells great and leaves my skin super clean. It is also good for all skin types and is NOT formulated with any of the yucky stuff like, parabens, sulphates, mineral oil or synthetic fragrance.

I LOVE these individual protein packets by Perfect Fit! I do try to get some workouts in when I’m away. So to make sure I get enough protein and fuel my body I have to have these! Perfect Protein is plant-based, organic, non-GMO and sugar-free. These packets are just so easy to travel with! I don’t like fussing too much with my makeup when I’m out-and-about. And  liquid lipstick stays on your lips for hours. Stila, in my opinion, makes one of the best liquid lipstick formulas. ‘Baci,’ is the perfect nude pink color and will go with any outfit. Finally, I can’t go anywhere without my Modern Renaissance palette! The shades and the formula of these eyeshadows are just so good!

Photo credit:  petalsandpumps.com | sephora.com 

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Acure Brightening Exfoliator

Current Favorite Organic Skin Care Products | Acure, Evan Healy + Coola

July 29, 2016

Favorite Organic Skin Care ProductsI’ve been using these products from 2-6 months. Long enough for me to see the difference in my skin and be able to talk about them with confidence.

These organic skin care products have become part of my everyday ritual.

What I LOVE about organic skincare, besides the obvious, better-for-your-skin answer. Is that these specific brands are not only better for your skin, but also for the planet, are cruelty-free, and chock-full of fresh & pure ingredients.

Evan Healy Sea Algae Serum

{ Sea Algae Serum, $39.95USD }

Just like the farm-to-table concept, Evan Healy incorporates a plant-to-skin sourcing philosophy. This brand works directly with farmers, plant distilleries & tribal villages. Not only to make wonderful hand-crafted beauty, but also to help sustain these villages, women + children, and farms. So essentially if you buy Evan Healy products, you’re not only going to have better, more beautiful skin, but you’ll be a part of something bigger!

This serum is MAGIC! Hands-down the best eye product I’ve tried so far. That’s a big statement coming from me. It has amazing ingredients such as:

…”fresh raspberry leaf extract, known for its skin firming effect, Hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture to skin forming a protective barrier. Seaweed, algae, and sea buckthorn berry oil combine to firm and nourish, Gotu Kola supports the body’s synthesis of collagen, and connective tissue maintenance…” (Click the link above to find out more about what these pure ingredients do)!

Though it has “serum” in its name, it has more of a milk consistency to me. It sinks directly into the skin, so I never have a greasy or thick creamy under-eye area, which you know is a nightmare to put concealer over! I also feel an almost instant firming feeling…every time. Which to me suggests it doesn’t lose its potency. And I’ve also noticed a brighter & firmer eye area. Seriously…THE BEST!

ACURE

{ Day Cream | Normal-Dry Skin | $16.99USD }

ACURE has quickly become another favorite of mine. This sustainable company similarly uses plant and food-based ingredients to get real results. ACURE’s Mission is simple- …”feeding your skin properly as you would your body internally is the only way to optimize its function…”

I use this day cream for those days that I know I’ll be staying in at home, or when I need that extra moisture. It has a lovely citrus scent. It can be worn day/night, and under make up too because although it’s very moisturizing, it is not thick or greasy feeling.

ACURE

{ Seriously Firming Facial Serum (oil), $19.99USD | Rosehip Oil, $10.99USD }

I started with these oils from the line first, and then I was hooked. After I saw and felt the difference of skin I was convinced to keep trying more from this brand. Besides my occasional hormonal break-outs, my skin has never looked more healthy.

I mix 1 drop of each oil into the palm of my hands, and apply these oils every day/night.

Rosehip oil balances the oils in your skin because of its low pH. It also contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E. The Seriously Firming Facial oil, contains rich antioxidants, organ oil, borage oil and cranberry. All of these ingredients work together to help revitalize the skin, restore moisture, soothe inflammation, and get rid of free radicals.

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{ Brightening Vegetable Peel, couldn’t find on websites. Use Facial Scrub. | Brightening Facial Scrub, $9.99USD }

I couldn’t find this peel anywhere, I’m sorry! BUT I found it at my local Whole Foods market. If you, can I suggest you look for it there. If you have sensitive skin and never got along with peels, then you must try this one. I found that It’s gentle, yet effective in brightening, clearing and smoothing my skins texture.

Okay, so I love using this scrub! It smells like kale & lemons- haha, but totally worth it (the natural scent doesn’t bother me)! It contains sea kelp and lemon peel to gently exfoliate your skin, and French green clay removes oil and impurities. My skin looks & feels squeaky clean after I use this 3 times a week. I’m ADDICTED! It’s good for all skin types.

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Deep Steep

{ Body Butter, $10.95USD }

Deep Steep, is one of my favorite go-to natural brands for the body. Specifically, I enjoy the Body Butter, Bubble Bath and Sugar Scrub. It’s like a luxurious treat when I use Deep Steep to take a bubble bath, or to moisturize my skin. The scents are beautiful and subtle. Never overpowering. (Deep Steep products are formulated with no phthalates, parabens or chemical preservatives. Non-GMO, gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free).

And finally, COOLA is my favorite plant-based, non-toxic sunscreen brand. Sunscreen, as you should already know, is important all-year-round. Not just in the summer.

COOLA Rösilliance Organic BB+ Cream

COOLA Organic Skin Care

{ BB+ CREAM, $52.00USD| Shade: Medium/Dark }

I have been blown-away by the Rōsilliance™ SPF 30 BB+ Cream. I’ve finally found the perfect everyday sunscreen for me! This moisturizer is lightly tinted. It has a lightweight serum texture, that just sinks beautifully into my skin. I notice it also helps even my skin tone and it also gives my skin a hydrated glow.

{ ALL PRODUCTS MENTIONED CAN FOUND AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, EXCEPT COOLA. COOLA PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT SEPHORA, ULTA, NORDSTROM AND COOLASUNCARE.com }

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Dermarie

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: DERMARIE ANTI-AGING CLEANSER & FACIAL SERUM REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

September 01, 2015

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{ R-L: the consistency of the cleanser and the serum shown }

Dermarie Advanced Skin Science was kind enough to send me samples of these two products to try out for you guys. I’ve been testing the NEW Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil, and the Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum for about a month.

And because I see and feel the results, I’m excited to talk about them with you and include them in my Beauty Spotlight Series. But first, let me give you a little 4-1-1 on the company…

Dermarie gives us results by merging ground-breaking skin care technology with powerful ingredients found in nature. What does that mean for you and me? That means we get natural and effective skin care. Skin care that is perfect for most skin types. Skin care with rich benefits due to Mother Nature’s ingredients. And because their products are NOT loaded with things we don’t want for our skin, we can be sure we’re getting pure, powerful + healthy skin care products. All Dermarie skin care products are also developed right here in the U.S. and are 100% cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→ it has a barley there fresh, clean scent. I smell a hint of rose.

→cleanser turns into a nice lather

→takes off all my makeup (if you use heavy makeup or waterproof eye makeup, I suggest you cleanse twice or use a makeup wipe prior)

→does not strip my skin or leave it feeling dry

→my skin looks and feels clean after use

→my skin appears healthy

overall I’ve really enjoyed using this cleanser!

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

formulated with Vitamin A,C, E, F and Rose Hip Seed Oil. With daily continued use it supposed to help promote collagen growth, deep clean, balance the skin’s natural pH, reduce wrinkles, hydrate and restore a smooth and firm appearance.

MSRP – $35

Size – 4 oz.

for all skin types

Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→I don’t detect a scent

→lightweight serum that quickly absorbs into my skin

→1-2 pumps is all I need

→non-greasy formula

→immediately after use I feel my skin tighter!

→I’ve noticed a smoother texture of my complexion, especially on my forehead

this serum is truly one I will keep as apart of my routine. I can’t get over the immediate tightening effects! This serum sure lives up to its name.

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

MSRP – $88

Size – 1 oz.

for all skin types

With twice daily application, this product claims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, instantly lift and tighten for an immediate firmer complexion, and stimulate collagen.

For more information on these, or any other Dermarie skin care products, please visit their website by clicking here.

*And as always, these opinions are my own and true.

Thank you Dermarie for letting me try these amazing products!

**PLEASE CHECK MY INSTAGRAM TOMORROW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN DERMARIE FACIAL CLEANSER + SKIN TIGHTENING SERUM! 1 LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE BOTH PRODUCTS. DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON MY INSTAGRAM ON WEDNESDAY , 9/2.

xx,

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Juice Beauty and Murad Skincare

New Skin Care Products | Juice Beauty + Murad

June 19, 2015

SkincareJuice Beauty Antioxidant SerumMurad

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum | Murad Complete Reform | Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

I’ve been wanting to try some products from Juice Beauty and Murad for some time now. I’ve heard many great things about both of these companies. And I know Murad has a huge cult following. I went to Ulta last week specifically to find something to try from these brands. And I knew I wanted treatments. My bathroom cabinet is loaded with treatment serums, masks, gels and oils. It’s just my thing!

 Juice Beauty is an organic skin care brand. And that’s why I wanted to try it! I really try to seek out products that are as natural as possible. Juice Beauty is known for its pure, but powerful products that work! I decided to try the Antioxidant Serum for starters. This serum is of course, formulated with organic ingredients, and is clinically proven to help load your skin up with vitamins and antioxidants.

With powerful ingredients like:  peptides, CoQ10, vegetable hyaluronic, algae, vitamins B5, organic aloe and more. This serum will help combat the signs of aging, hydrate your skin, fight free radicals + keep your skin healthy a glowing from within.

What Intrigued me about the Murad Complete Reform was the ingredient glycolic acid. Gylicolic Acid helps to exfoliate the skin. So if you get break-outs, or have dry patches on your skin, the glycolic acid will help smooth and prevent all those issues. It also has Beta-Carotene, which is great for anti-aging. I’m really excited to see what this product will do for my skin long-term.

The Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is so cool! It’s your primer and sun protector in one. It has a velvety texture just like a primer + you use it like one too. So apply this product after you cleanse and moisturize in the morning, and before doing your makeup. Invisiblur will help smooth out your skin and fill in any pores + wrinkles so your makeup will just apply smoothly and last all day. PLUS it has SPF 30 which will keep your skin protected! It’s a great multi-tasking product, and I’ve really been enjoying it!

Have a great weekend!

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