Friday Five// The Beauty Edition Volume 2

(This post is sponsored by TL Communications but all opinions are my own. I truly do not recommend anything I am not using and loving myself)


Happy Friday dears!!! And happy back-to- school out there mommas. I have been so crazy getting my babe ready to start her Junior year. I really just cannot believe it either. She's growing up too fast. 

Thanks so much for the sweet words on last week's beauty edition.  I am thrilled you dears were introduced to some new products! Today, I am sharing five more products that have made their way into my everyday beauty arsenal. I have been testing new products like a mad scientist and experimenting with my skincare, beauty and hair routine and so many products have landed on my radar as new obsession worthy faves!! I love feeling super confident and dolled up.... like the girl who has it all figured out and put together......

Not to mention, my list of gift ideas for gal pals is already overflowing........I mean....Christmas will be here in no time. Le sigh.

So let's jump right in, shall we?!!

Finishing Powder / Stellar Beauty 

Why I love it: I have been on a loose powder kick all season long and this Stellar translucent powder has some powerful blurring and perfecting properties. The Cosmic Face Haze Finishing Powder is a universal translucent loose powder that perfects every complexion. It can be used as a setting or finishing powder or both for a mattified, yet radiant finish that results in an airbrushed, pore-less look. (seriously so self conscience about my pores)  It completely disappears on skin and won’t cause flashback when used sparingly. It's free of mineral oil and fragrance too. Just sweep it on for a water-resistant, flawless finish. I love that it contains no Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Gotta love a cruelty-free brand. Born in India and Canadian raised, television personality Monika Deol has long felt that medium skin tones are overlooked by traditional brands. Knowing she's part of the fastest growing demographic in North America, Monika created STELLAR. This line of high-performance makeup offers addictive colors and sensual textures for every skin tone, and it over delivers to medium-range skin tones — something that Monika feels has been MIA from the beauty industry for too long and I like worshipping the very ground she walks on.

Weekly Masks / H2O+ Beauty

Why I love it: H2O+ Beauty is built on the philosophy that effective skincare doesn't need to be complicated. (all the praise hands--life is already complicated enough) Recognizing untapped potential in one of the earth’s most powerful resources, founder Cindy Melk launched the brand in 1989 with 100 products that leveraged the hydrating power of pure water. Ever since, they have been experimenting, testing, and refining formulas to maximize their power and effectiveness. CEO Joy Chen brings impassioned dedication to advancing the beauty industry, building on H2O+’s legacy of innovation. With a mix of products tried and true, and a pipeline of new innovations, the company’s popularity continues to grow as savvy beauty mavens seek out more effective, straightforward solutions to their skincare needs. And of course... no PARABENS, PHTHALATES, OR MINERAL OILS!! I am obsessed with the water-infused gel mask variety 8 pack. The innovative water-infused hydrogel technology ensures excellent adhesion to the skin, promoting absorption of hydrating, brightening or firming active ingredients. Dermatologist tested. This set includes--2 Oasis Water-Infused Hydrating Gel Mask, 2 Oasis Water-Infused Hydrating Gel Eye Mask, 2 Waterbright Water-Infused Brightening Gel Mask and 2 Infinity + Water-Infused Anti-Aging Gel Mask. The Oasis hydrating gel facial mask provides intense moisture and a cooling sensation for a complexion that appears dewy and refreshed while feeling soft to the touch. The Waterbright will leave your complexion radiant and glowing while feeling smooth to the touch. The Infinity + Water-Infused Anti-Aging Gel Mask cools, hydrates, and plumps skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I just cannot get enough of these. My skin feels and looks amazing.


Lip Moisture / H2O+ Beauty

Why I love it: These amazing lip gels are also from H20+ Beauty. My lips are constantly dry--I feel like they have not fully recovered from my month long moto trek northwest either. I also am loving an effortless summer boho look these days so I cannot remember when the last time I actually put lipstick on was. The little gems have Lip Cushion Technology that helps to improve lips' texture, softness, and hydration. And the rainbow complete collection is the way to go my dears! You can have one for every mood, occasion, and handbag. With all 5 Lip Gel tints in your arsenal, you'll have a shade to match every outfit. The Coral Authority is a coral shade that has a fresh minty flavor--well they all have a fresh minty flavor. The other shades are Blush Crush, Cloud Wine, Currant Mood which is my personal fave, and a clear.

Nude Nails / Oribe

Why I love it: Oribe has such amazing hair products so it doesn't surprise me one bit that they would have great nail polish. The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish is An ultra long-wear polish in beautifully glamorous shades, and this over-performing formula delivers brilliant, chip-resistant, fade-proof shine. The 8-Free formula is free of: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, DBP, Parabens, Toluene, Xylene and Ethyl Tosylamide too. I am loving the nude. Yes, I am a fan of manicures but let me tell you----when you travel as much as I do...sometimes a girl just has to do her own!!! I love the brush on these too--super easy to use!

Dry Shampoo / R+Co

Why I love it: We all know I cannot live without dry shampoo. It's my number one must-have at all times. And Badlands from R+Co is one part dry shampoo, one part styling paste and 100% badass on days when you want to add texture and hold to slept-on hair. Good for: Adding amazing second-day texture and absorbing oil. Its matte finish and reworkable hold mean no build up, just serious style. Fragrance: RELATIVE PARADISE - A bright, earthy composition. Sicilian Lemon, Tangerine, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Tree Moss, Crisp Amber and of course I love that the brand is Vegan + Cruelty-Free. It did wonders on Zoë's locks the other day too. She has incredibly fine hair and it's just so soft after she washes it. This gave it incredible texture !!

Hope you enjoy these! I will be back next Friday with some more faves....

Have a lovely weekend!!

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