Get Summer Festival Ready

Get Summer Festival Ready

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Summer is just a few short weeks away, and with that comes festival season. Whether you’re into music, food, or art, getting summer festival ready involves more than purchasing your passes. To help you create that signature look, I’m sharing some affordable options for makeup and hair.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup – Profusion Cosmetics

During the warmer months, I’m all about that lightweight, shimmer and glow. One makeup brand that helps me achieve this is cruelty-free Profusion Cosmetics. Established in Southern California, Profusion Cosmetics is all about providing affordable products that are on-trend and inclusive. No matter your skin tone, age or makeup level proficiency, Profusion has something for you.

The brand was kind enough to send me four different palettes/kits to try, including the Strobe & Glow Palette, Pro Face Professional Beauty Book, Eyes & Cheek Palette, Amber Eyes Palette, and Mixed Metals Glam Kit.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Glow & Strobe Palette and Swatches

Of the five palettes/kits, the two that were absolute standouts for me are the Pro Face Professional Beauty Book and Strobe & Glow Palette. What I love most about the Strobe & Glow palette is the diversity of colors. They work for every skin tone and highlighter tastes. I can go bold or create a soft summer festival ready glow with these beautiful shades and Pro Series Brush.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Pro Face Palette & Swatches

My second favorite is the Pro Face Professional Beauty Book. I love that this kit has almost everything I need to create a myriad of summer looks. It’s especially great for getting summer festival ready on the go. All I would need to add to my makeup travel bag is primer, mascara, foundation, concealer, lip choices, and few extra brushes. The shadows, blushes, and bronzers are very blendable and buildable. The highlighters are subtle and the brow products a tad ashy, but still workable.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Eye & Cheek Palette and Swatches

Next up are the Eye & Cheek Palette, Mixed Metals Glam Kit, and Amber Eyes. While the products are nice, they weren’t my favorite. I had the most trouble with the Eye & Cheek Palette and Mixed Metals Glam Kit. The shadows and highlights in the palette aren’t very pigmented and a little hard to blend. The blushes are really nice though. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the brush in the palette. It blended well but didn’t apply product evenly.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Mixed Metals Glam Palette & Swatches

I felt similar about the shadows in the Mixed Metals and Amber palette. I had several issues creating summer festival ready looks I would really love to wear. However, I think if you like soft eye looks, you would really enjoy the Amber Eyes palette. As for the Mixed Metals, I wish the metallics were as shimmery as the lip crème, which delivers an insane metallic payoff.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion - Amber Eyes Palette and Swatches

Summer Festival Ready Makeup – Tangle Teezer

No summer festival look would be complete without fabulous hair. Whether you choose to unless your inner Bohemian or glam Rockstar, high-performing styling tools are a must. All those braids, updos, and beachy waves can create a mess of tangles. Enter the Tangle Teezer.

This award-winning detangling brush uses a two-tiered teeth system to detangle without causing damage to your hair. The Tangle Teezer comes in a variety of options to suit almost any type of hair or style. I was sent the Original Wet & Dry Brush and the On-The-Go Detangling Brush.

Summer Festival Ready Hair Tangle Teezers - Regular and Travel Size

 

I use the Original Brush to comb my hair after I wash it. One of my favorite aspects of the Original Tangle Teezer is how it also provides a nice scalp massage. Because I have fine hair, I did have some issues with using it on the top of my head where my hair is a little thinner. I also wish they would create brushes for us lefthanded people. Although the brush is very lightweight, the ergonomic design is more tailored for the righthanded.

Summer Festival Ready Hair - Tangle Teezer Use

Of the two brush styles I received, the On-the-go is my favorite. It’s the perfect size for tossing in your bag to create those summer festival ready looks. Or when you need a give your hair a little extra boost of shine, smoothness or volume.

One of the best features of this brush is the bottom holder. It helps to keep your brush clean and the teeth from getting dirty or bent while in your bag. I also really love the bright patterns. The glitter and flamingos are just fun and unexpected. I know my little nieces would love them.

Summer Festival Ready Makeup Profusion Looks

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How are you getting summer festival ready? What are your favorite festivals?

 

 

 

Which Affordable Styling Tool Is Worth Getting?

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Are you on the hunt for a new flat iron? Sometimes people will automatically think to go out and purchase the more expensive brand of styling tools. Either salons recommend them, or people think because of the higher price tag, it must be the better option. This isn’t always the case. I had the opportunity to receive and test out two different styling tools from affordable brands you know and probably have used.

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Treat Yourself to Something New

Treat Yourself to Something New

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As the mom of four little ones under six and under I’m bad about not taking the time to do things for myself, or I don’t always put myself first. I’ve decided that lately, I needed to take time to change that because as a parent I’m important too.

How can I make sure to treat myself?

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Spring Must Have Items

Spring Must Have Items

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Spring is here and that means it’s time to clean out the old and in with the new. For me, that means getting some new must-have items to last the new year and make me feel refreshed. I’m always looking for new things that will help me do this, and I’ve found some great items that I’d love to share, so let us get started.

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Give Hope with SoapBox

Give Hope with SoapBox

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I bet you don’t give much thought to not having access to your shampoo, hand soap, or body wash. Like me, you probably take for granted you will always be able to have these products in your bathroom. It’s likely you don’t stress about just picking up more when they run out. For millions around the world, having access to something as simple as soap isn’t a given. This doesn’t have to be a reality thanks to Soapbox, a company giving hope with soap around the globe.

SoapBox with Mission

So how does Soapbox make a difference in the world? With every purchase of one of their products, Soapbox donates a bar of soap to those in need.

SoapBox Soaps Hope Code Locations

These bars of soap, made from recycled and sanitized hotel soaps, can help improve livelihoods and lives by teaching the importance of proper hygiene. In many places, life-threatening diseases can be spread because of lack of access to clean water and by not performing the simple act of handwashing.

To date, SoapBox has donated over 2 million bars of soaps to over 60 countries. You can actually see exactly where your bar of soap is heading because each SoapBox product comes with a Hope Code. I looked up all five of my Hope Codes on the website and was excited to learn I was helping families in Baltimore, Nepal, Cambodia, and India.

SoapBox Hope Code

In addition to donating soap and employing hygiene ambassadors, purchasing Soapbox products also funds groundbreaking research. You can read more about all the good Soapbox is doing on their website.

SoapBox Soaps

SoapBox was kind of enough to send me their Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash, and Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. Not only do these products smell amazing but they work amazingly well. I also really love that they are cruelty-free, made in the USA, and free of SLS, SLES, paraben, silicone and artificial colors.

SoapBox Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

Let’s start with my favorite products of my bundle, the Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. I was a little apprehensive to use these at first because they are designed to nourish and moisturize. I have oily prone hair so many times moisturizing hair products don’t work in my hair.

This is not the case with Soapbox’s Coconut Oil line. My hair never felt or looked so amazing days after I washed it. I actually have to use less dry shampoo, which is a miracle. When I do use dry shampoo, it seems to work better because my hair is less oily.

SoapBox 2nd day hair

Next up is the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash. Infused with shea and aloe, the body wash helps to seal in hydration and leave my skin feeling lightly moisturized and clean. I really like the creamy, lightweight formulation and the addition of the sea minerals, which naturally detoxify my skin.

SoapBox Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash

Since I have dry skin, I’m curious to try SoapBox’s Coconut Milk & Sandalwood Body Wash, which is designed for deep moisture. I would recommend the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash if you only need gentle moisture.

SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Hand and Bar Soap

Last, but certainly, not least is the SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. These soaps smell amazing. Although I haven’t used the bar soap yet, I’m halfway through the liquid hand soap. This is how much I love it, plus I wash my hands a lot throughout the day.

Formulated with aloe, shea butter, and olive oil, these soaps are designed to provide much-needed moisture. I love that they remove dirt without stripping my skin of hydration. And even better, my hands smell incredible all day and all night.

I know I will be repurchasing everything I tried from SoapBox and trying more of their products again and again. It’s hard not to support brands who make amazing products and are on a mission to do good in the world.

Have you tried SoapBox products before? Which scent would you try first?

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Spring Into Healthier Hair And Skin

Spring Into Healthier Hair And Skin - Love This Hair Toxin-Free Hair Care & Dermal Restoration Daily Restorative Cream

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The calendar insists that Spring is right around the corner. I’m not sure I believe it because the weather has been so crazy lately. Seriously, we’ve gone from heavy rain to 60 degrees with clear and sunny skies to several inches of snowfall — all in the span of about a week. Typical Kentucky weather — Mother Nature does love to keep us on our toes!

Caring for the health of our skin and hair (especially during these coldest, bleakest months of the year) can be a challenge. It’s not only just the actual physical act of using products that help keep our hair and skin looking its best, it’s also the mental motivation to do so that can seem in short supply. As we look forward to the transition of the seasons to warmer, milder weather I’m using Love This­® Hair Toxin-Free Hair Care and Dermal Restoration products to prepare for when I must shed my hooded jackets and don shorter sleeved, more open-necked shirts. [read more]

Does This Mat Protect Your Countertop While Styling Your Hair?

Does This Mat Protect Your Countertop While Styling Your Hair? - Mod Motive Hair Dryer Bag and Heat-Resistant Station Mat

We’re all looking for the next great product that’s going to make our lives a little bit easier — Whether it’s products that actually fix damaged hair, something that will make us all look forward to cleaning our brushes, or a tool that will make styling your hair in your bathroom easier.

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Extra TLC For Your Hair In Winter

Extra TLC For Your Hair In Winter

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

When the winter months hit, I am reminded that I need to take extra care with my scalp and hair. Both get super dry and my hair gets frizzy with flyaways! Suave Hair Gold offers a variety of hair care products you can try for your hair based on your needs!

Need help with your hair? We can’t wait to share our tips on extra TLC for your hair in the winter!

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Rootie The Rootlifter

Rootie The Rootlifter

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I currently have long hair. To be honest, I dislike my hair long but due to time and means, I can only get my hair cut maybe once a year or less! I really need to make an appointment to get my hair cut while my son is in school. I have a few gift cards from a beauty store that has a hair salon in their stores! I would love to get my hair highlighted as well!

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Happy To Be Natural Again

Happy To Be Natural Again

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When we moved this past summer, we did a huge purge of most of our things. Many of the things we discarded were our assortment of natural hair and skincare products. The only beauty products I packed were the items that were unopened. In other words, I’ve been using name brand products for my hair.

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