Friday Five// The Beauty Edition Volume 4

This post is sponsored by TL Communications and Lipton Publicity but all opinions are my own. I truly do not recommend anything I am not using and loving myself. They gifted me everything except for the Kevin Murphy and The Nuxe Paris products)

Happy Friday darlings!! Why do the shorter weeks always feel like the longest weeks?!

I have another great beauty round up for you with my favorite Friday Five. 

As a certified beauty junkie, I love discovering new brands. It's like seriously one of my fave things ever. 

Like a moth to a flame, I'm drawn in by anything that can get my skin looking better because to me good skin starts with good skincare - and the less make-up the better in my books! I spend like 5 minutes tops on my makeup in the mornings and I like it that way! 

And did you know you can get a DNA test for your skin??! Yeah--I didn't either--until now!!!! Hang tight. 

Fabulous hair secret weapons are always at the top of my shopping list too. My hair is definitely my staple and I am always wanting the latest and greatest for it. 

So let's dive in!!! 

Golden Glow/Nuxe Paris

SHIMMERING DRY OIL HUILE PRODIGIEUSE® OR is literally the best beauty must have for every gal out there. I live by this stuff and cannot believe i have waited until Volume 4 to tell you about this. Founded in France in the 1950s, the name Nuxe was created by linking the words nature and luxury. Absent from parabens, mineral oils and ingredients of animal origin (except for bee wax), Nuxe products contain 80% natural ingredients and unique methods of modern botany which are aimed to alleviate dry and sensitive skin at an affordable price. And of course as a girl always looking to French herself.....

The sensual shimmering dry oil version of Huile Prodigieuse® contains tiny shimmering mineral particles. It nourishes, softens and illuminates skin and hair in one go. It has a unique, non-greasy feel and a captivating fragrance. You can give your skin that golden look by spraying the shimmering dry oil Huile Prodigieuse  onto desired zones – bust, arms, stomach, thighs – and massaging into the skin. Its satin sheen blurs imperfections, leaving skin soft and smooth, while sensual golden particles glisten with every movement. Hello bronze perfect goddess! And absolutely loving versatile products, especially for all my travels. 


Volume /Oribe

BIG Texas hair is my thing!! And this little gem is helping me create new heights. This texturizing root-lift powder instantly adds buildable grip and style. The zero-mess sprayer creates amplified up-dos and dramatic volume. Adds weightless volume and lift from the roots. Instantly adds grip and texture for styling and control. Innovative package makes a traditionally messy loose powder easy to use with a targeted, non-aerosol spray application.  Prevents breakage too. Seriously in love!! 

 Key Ingredients: - Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the elements. - Tapioca Starch adds instant volume, texture and grip to the hair while also absorbing oil and impurities. - Hydrolyzed Quinoa strengthens and protects hair from breakage. - Hydrolyzed Boabab Seed Extract rich in Vitamins A, D, E and F, provides antioxidant protection from damaging and drying free radicals. - Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract promotes healthy hair and scalp and absorbs excess oil. - Aloe Vera moisturizes hair and scalp. Scent: Côte d'Azur Signature Scent Formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. Vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free. How to use: Shake and spray into dry hair, focusing on roots. Style with fingers or brush for instant expansiveness. Have pussycat hair doll just like me!!!


Bedroom Hair /Kevin Murphy

Looking to create lived-in hair without the fuss? Look no further than BEDROOM.HAIR. Post-nap hair is hot, sexy and sensual with just the right amount of volume and texture, and BEDROOM.HAIR allows you to create that perfectly messy, “I woke up like this” hair that you’ve been dreaming about (pardon the pun). Think messy, sexy, groomed hair with texture and movement.Perfect for all hair textures and types, BEDROOM.HAIR contains lightweight ingredients to provide pliable hold for your natural wave and curl in the lightest way possible. Containing a trio of hero ingredients including Camellia Leaf Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, and Ginger Root Extract to condition, protect and strengthen your hair without weighing it down, BEDROOM.HAIR offers a soft, shiny finish to help you maintain a perfectly imperfect, disheveled texture. I cannot get enough of this right now!! And it smells just as sexy as it sounds. 

And for every can of BEDROOM.HAIR sold, a financial contribution will be made to The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit global organisation dedicated to educating the public about the science and impact of climate change and to work towards solutions at a grassroots level worldwide. These donations help reduce global carbon emissions.

To use, apply to dry hair as a finishing spray for all-over body and bounce. 

Skin DNA /Home DNA 

This is going to be so revolutionary for the beauty industry. I am still awaiting my results and cannot even wait!! Take the guesswork out of caring for your skin. HomeDNA™ Skin Care is a scientifically-based DNA test that identifies your skin’s genetic potential in seven key areas: Collagen Quality, Skin Elasticity, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Protection, Pigmentation, Skin Antioxidants, and Skin Sensitivity. Simply take the easy, at-home test (you will totally have your Law & Order moment)  and in just a few weeks, you receive a comprehensive genetic report from the lab that gives you personalized recommendations—based on your unique DNA—for the most effective topical ingredients, supplement ingredients, and professional treatments. Kit Contents:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)


Clean Hair With Texture /IGK 

A two-in-one shampoo that gently cleanses while giving hair the perfect grunge texture and grip in one step. 

Key benefits: 
- Deposits clay powder on hair to create texture and density
- Strengthens and hydrates
- Ideal for all hair types and textures

Instead of intensely cleansing the hair to create airy volume, this innovative texture-creating shampoo actually deposits clay powder on the hair fiber to create texture and density, leaving the hair with a ready to style second-day, thick, textured feel. It strengthens and hydrates, helping fine hair to feel more robust, and thick hair to feel nourished. It’s ideal for all hair types and textures, especially fine, lifeless hair. Use it to add the right amount of grip for textured braids and ponytails. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Bentonite Clay is negatively charged, just like the hair fiber. 1995 also includes positively charged conditioning agents. Conditioning agents are typically cationic quaternary compounds. A cation is a positively charged molecule. This is important because it is attracted to the negatively charged hair fiber and adsorbs (not absorbs) to the surface of the hair. It is also attracted to the negatively charged bentonite clay, binding it to the hair fiber and creating the final textured result. This product is vegan and free of gluten, artificial colors, triethanolamine, mineral oils, harsh detergents, methylisothiazolinone, and petro chemicals.

So perfect for the girl like me who hates the feeling of perfectly clean hair!!!


See you next Friday!!!! 

What beauty products are you loving right now?!!