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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Autumnal Vibes | Mary Kay Fall 2019

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I may or may not have been hoodie and cardigan shopping this morning... What can I say, autumn will be here soon and I am all for it. Mary Kay is marking my official foray into the 2019 fall beauty season with a few new (and limited edition) offerings in the form of new matte lipsticks and two pre-made shadow quads. Ready for a closer look? You know what to do...


Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 10

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTAre you interested in organic, vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics? If so then check out Beauty Info Zone to see what The Organic Skin Co.has to offer. You won't be disappointed.

Need a little something new in your makeup bag without breaking the bank? I Know all the Words talks the new (and kind of amazing) Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polishes that offer an opaque cover and perfectly glossy shine.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has been on a quest to find the perfect eco-friendly mattress and platform bed, check out the final contenders!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom introduces us to a new anti-aging skincare product from Cliniquein an informative video.

Never Say Die Beauty has been trying a trio of K-beauty Belif skincare products for normal and combination skinthat are perfect warm weather solutions for her dry skin!

Ever heard of a reverse hair dryer? Blythe from Prime Beauty gives us the 411 on RevAir, the revolutionary new hair dryer.

$160.00 worth of quality beauty products including skin care, makeup, hair care and more for only $21.00? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table shares the best value in beauty subscription boxes going! Check out her Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Box Unboxing for Augustto see all of the amazing get pretty goodies that landed on her doorstep.

Do your scent preferences change with the season? Are you looking for the perfect fall fragrance? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour reviewed the roll-on perfume in Peridot by The Sage Lifestyle
and is loving it!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Trendy on the Cheap | Wet n Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Palettes

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A post from the 'forgotten files' today. Well, kind of. I've had this post half started since last August when I picked up these Wet n Wild palettes on a whim. I was feeling the need for something peachy when I saw the Not a Basic Peach palette and took it as a good enough reason to grab Rosé in the Air (a very decent ABH Modern Renaissance dupe.) Of course, with the semi-recent problems Wet n Wild found themselves in regarding their cruelty-free status (read up here) I decided maybe to hold off posting these for just a while longer. While I don't exclusively use cruelty-free products, the way Wet n Wild handled the issue (and that it was happening in the first place) has certainly made me weary of supporting the brand in the future.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lip Lovin' | Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish

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Look at me, staying on schedule getting it done. I mean, it helps that I finally got a new computer. Who knew you could get so much done when your computer doesn't overheat and shut down every ten minutes? It's a major game changer. Although, I took on some transcription work, so after spending the bulk of my day typing, whipping out blog posts isn't always my idea of a good time. Granted, the new Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish can encourage me to spend a few more minutes behind the screen.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 9

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTLola's Secret Beauty Blog revisits the magnificence of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
because it is so good that it warrants repurchase. The antioxidant-rich oil is formulated to combat dull skin, to fade hyperpigmentation, and to heal scars, sun damage, flaky skin and blemishes. In a word, it’s incredible– plus it is affordable!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an amazing giveaway from the Fashion Flash Group happening now over on her blog. Giveaway prizes include a self improvement type book, a mind and body workout dvd and a $50 Amazon gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter now.

Are you trying to eliminate chemicals in your home? Prime Beauty is with the help of the Grove Collaborative that features natural and cruelty-free household products!

Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of chances to make the most of what's left. I Know all the Words is chatting Summer Survival Supplies with a few key products to wrap up the summer beautifully.

Have you always wondered what sort of things you would discover at a business-to-business trade show? This summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend Cosmoprof North America (not to be confused with the popular beauty professional store CosmoProf). This week, she shared her top product picks in the category of skin care, ranging from affordable to luxury prices as well as including some more simple and green options. Be sure to check it out and see if you may have a new favorite for your own beauty routine!

It's all about organization on Beauty Info Zone. Check out the Bollie Acrylic Organizer
to see how it helps organizing and just plain finding things.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a unique and totally organized way to travel with your cosmetics. Introducing Beauty and the Box!

White eyeliner is having another moment. Who doesn't want bright, dramatic eyes? Never Say Die Beauty has been using Kat Von D's uber creamy, waterproof Cake Pencil Liner to draw her long-lasting lines even on the waterline!

Are you curious about seasonal beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fitness subscription boxes? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table got the chance to try Fab Fit Fun for fall, a box that has it all in one and she's a fan. Come check it out, see if it would be right for you, too.



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Roll With It | Avon Pure Roll-On Essential Oils

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Aside from the peppermint oil I use on my trash to keep raccoons at bay (which does work wonders), I haven't really dabbled in essential oils. I've wanted to, but I don't know, just never took the time to get overly acquainted with all of the options and learning what is most beneficial for various concerns and aliments. If you're in the same boat as me, you're likely going to be into the new addition to Avon's essential oil family.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Summer Survival Supplies | 2019 Edition

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I can't say that I've created many of my own traditions, but it seems that a Summer Survival Supplies post is a yearly must on IKATW. Okay, I missed last year, but since 2015 we've been chatting up a heap of summer products almost annually. Every year I end up with summery products that just don't find their way into other posts. No problem, into the SSS pile it goes. There is a problem though, I usually end up with a few too many products and then the post takes forever to write. I thought I kept this year's pile smaller, but now I'm not so sure. Oh well, it's faster to read it (and really, that's all you care about anyway) so let's get to it. You know what to do...


Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 8

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTMonochromatic eyeshadow palettes have been having their moment, with yellow being the shade du jour. I Know all the Words delves into summery yellow hues with the Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette and shares two citrusy eye looks.

Interested in K-Beauty but don't know where to start? Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the latest and greatest in K-Beauty with the JoahBox K-Beauty Subscription Box!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a serious obsession with Senteurs D’Orient Hammam Soap in Oriental Gardenia. It is such a gorgeous and fragrant soap-on-a-rope that you might be reluctant to use it, but this creamy and moisturizing soap should be used and enjoyed because it is truly that special.

Prime Beauty finds the Vitabrid Dual Mask plumps, hydrates and adds collagen to over 40 skin and feels fabulous on the skin!

Summer still has a way to go, so it's not too late to check out Never Say Die Beauty's review of the fabulous water resistant Swimmables makeup collection from Cargo. It's a cinch to apply, highly pigmented and lasts and lasts!

Are you looking for new tools to help with your beauty routine? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour attending Cosmoprof North America last month, and this week she shared her top picks in beauty tools she encountered at the show. Are any of them your current favorites?

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has found five favorites that are helping her with the dog days of summer.

Is a skin care fridge bougie or is it beneficial? Erika, from Notes from My Dressing Table thinks that it is a little of both and she's ready to convince you why you need a skin care fridge of your very own. Come on over and be convinced. You know that you want to.

Friday, August 9, 2019

And Then There Was Two... | Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes

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Was two or where two... Regardless as to where you fall on the grammatical front, I'm sure you can agree that sequels can be questionable. Okay, more often than not, they probably should have just never happened, but sometimes... Well, sometimes they're everything you didn't even know you were missing. Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes is just that.



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Pro Fun, Anti Sun | Lightweight SPF Times Three

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Every year as spring begins to settle in, a new season beings... SPF season. Not to be braggadocios, but I have had no need to buy sunscreen in years. A bevvy of options ends up on my desk and I'm left feeling like I should probably venture outside more. Should is the operative word, I won't though because I kind of hate the sun, or being in it at any rate. If you're like me and are a professional sun avoider, you don't really have a need for body formulas, but the face is another story. I like to use the summer months to trial out a bunch of face sunscreens so I have the perfect option to see me through for the rest of the year. Daily SPF is always necessary. I have three current faves, so let's get to them, shall we?


Monday, August 5, 2019

Sweet & Sour | Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette

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My mom has never been a prolific baker, but when she does grace us with a little something from the oven, you know it is going to be amazing. One of her go-to creations is the all too often overlooked loaf cake. Her lemon loaf has always been my favourite with a simple, but tangy-sweet glaze on top... SO good! It takes the humble lemon to a whole other level. Lemon loaf ramble aside, we're talking everything yellow today with the gorgeous Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette.



Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 7

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTIt has been a really long time since Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has published an Empties Post, but this one was definitely worth the wait. There are so many luxury must-haves that are covet and repurchase worthy! See which ones have already been repurchased!

Can beauty and athleisure coexist? Do we need them to?... Whatever your answer the Puma x Maybelline Collection brings both worlds together with gorgeous results. You can see the collection over on I Know All the Words.

Have you been interested in essential oils but not too sure how exactly to use them? Are you interested in a natural skincare routine that you can make at home? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has the perfect solution for you! Simply Earth has a themed monthly essential oil box at a very affordable price, and the theme for August is “Face care”. To learn more abut this great box, check out Jen’s post and find a discount code for a free box with purchase!

Fashion Flash is doing a different kind of Beauty & A Book giveaway this time. Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a camper's giveaway! Prizes are $50 VISA card, a new adventure story by Lisa Doan aimed at middle schoolers, and a camper's care package filled with fun activities and loot!

Beauty Info Zone loaded the blog with giveaways this week. Three brand new ones started and on Tuesday, August 6th another will be added. Winning is sweet but you can't win if you don't enter!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is sharing information about a new sonic toothbrush that she's been loving. Take a look and grab a deeply discounted price to purchase one of you're in the market for a new one.

Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving BioSilk's Hydrating Therapy line for her super dry highlighted hair.


Friday, August 2, 2019

Speedy Skincare | Petitfée Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches

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When it comes to masks I am all inclusive. If it sits on my face and does something, I'm down. That said, I'm especially fond of adding hydrating masks into my everyday pre-makeup routine. I'm dry and can take allll the hydration I can get. I mean, it's not unusual to find me doing my hair with a thick layer of moisturizer on under my eyes and particularly dry areas. It helps, and sometimes you don't have fancy eye patches on hand, okay? See where this is going?...