Friday Five//The Summer Edition
(This post is sponsored by KFD Public Relations but all opinions are my own. I truly do not recommend anything I am not using and loving myself. They gifted me everything to try)
It's Friday so you know what that means....it's time for another Friday Five round up! I have so neglected this series (catch up on older Friday Five's here) and I promise to stay more on-top of it! It has always gotten a great response and is such a great way for me to recap the things I am sharing on my Instagram that you may have missed. I am really starting to do a lot more video content with my Insta stories so I really would love it if you followed me over there.
My beauty bag has been inundated with new beauty products to try – from new to me skin care products, cosmetics, and some fabulous haircare items. All of the gems featured here have been personally reviewed by me for weeks and I have a feeling you are really going to love them.
I feel like it's pretty much impossible to have a good hair day in the summer and forget makeup as it just drips off my oily skin by noon in these three digit temps. So I really rely on finding the best products to keep me looking somewhat decent out there! (and hydrated) So here are my five for this week's summer edition.
First thing's first....beauty starts from the inside...and hydration is so important.
BKR WATER BOTTLE - It’s something that’s so easy to forget: how good water is for us – for our health, and for our complexion – especially when it starts to heat up. So, I’m making an effort to drink more water by using this water bottle. It’s so pretty, and the perfect size. Since 2011, bkr has been proving that beauty will change the world, with water bottles so beautiful that drinking from them becomes a joy. Founded by Tal Winter and Kate Cutler, bkr is the antidote to cheap, disposable plastic bottles, and the key to skin that glows from the inside. These notoriously addictive glass water bottles feature signature small mouths, and silicone sleeves inspired from everything from fashion to photography to contemporary culture and fine art. Each bkr breathes new life into the maxim of eight glasses a day, inspiring sippers to drink water like it's a special treat and helping create the foundation for a gorgeous complexion so skincare and makeup can do their work. With a dedicated following among celebrities, beauty editors, insiders and the fashion industry, bkr is both a symbol of mindful chic and a cult favorite across the globe.
Nature Lab Tokyo Hair Products- Their products are FREE OF Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Animal Testing, Animal Cruelty.
I have naturally wavy hair that gets neglected during the summer because it's too hot to blow it dry but it's also too humid to let it air dry (it turns into a frizzzzzzy hot mess express)
But no longer! I have been using the Nature Lab Shine Shampoo and Nature Lab Shine Conditioner which is a fiber-infused, color boosting shampoo for instant radiance and next-level shine and I love the refreshingly light, soft scent with notes of violet and almond. The conditioner is super lightweight and does not weight my hair down. Plus the packaging is so minimal and fits perfectly into my modern world. And my fave and only styling product right now is the Nature Lab Shine Oil Mist -a light-reflecting hair oil mist for instantly smooth, wow-factor color and shine. I use a dime size amount on my waves and this miracle oil has been helping keep allllll that unwanted frizz at bay..and I just love the shine it gives to my dull summer brittle hair.
They use Nutrient Rich Technology!! Through their own research and discovery, all NatureLab products use active Botanical Stem Cells to maintain scalp health, improve follicle strength and promote hair growth at a cellular level which is really cool! I cannot wait to other items in their line!
Now for cosmetics.....because I feel like I have hit the makeup jackpot finding Hourglass Cosmetics.
Hourglass was established in 2004 when founder and CEO, Carisa Janes, developed a luxury cosmetics brand with a focus on active ingredients, modern design and exceptional functionality. Debuting first at Barneys New York, the brand has since expanded into Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Space NK in the US and more than 500 stores worldwide including flagship stores in Venice, CA and New York, NY. Hourglass products are free from parabens and sulfates, predominantly vegan and never tested on animals.
Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art. And I am in love!!!!
I have been using the HOURGLASS IMMACULATE® LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION- This breakthrough foundation absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections and delivers a long lasting velvet matte finish. The revolutionary formula has been shown to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pores, and acne scars for naturally matte, complexion-perfecting coverage that lasts.
• Oil-free, non-comedogenic formula won’t cause blemishes or clog pores
• Lightweight formula transforms instantly from a liquid to powder to a longwearing velvet matte finish
• Formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay
- Controls oil that can lead to blemishes
- Draws out impurities to keep skin clear
- Absorbs 75% of its weight in oil without drying skin
• Safe for sensitive, blemish-prone skin.
• Now available in 22 shades and newly repackaged in a lightweight, travel-friendly tube.
I have also been using the Hourglass - Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick - Champagne Flash. Hourglass' 'Vanish' highlighting stick gives skin a dewy, radiant finish. Infused with pearlescent pigments to brighten and illuminate, this creamy formula glides on smoothly and can be easily buffed into cheeks with your fingertips or a brush for a beautiful glow. - Suitable for all skin tones -Instructions for use: - Swipe on cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin and use fingers to blend - It's so pretty on and super easy to use!
And I also have been using Hourglass - Graphik Eyeshadow Palette - Expose - Designed in a range of purple hues, Hourglass' 'Exposed' shadows will beautifully complement brown eyes-so it's perfect for me!! This palette comes with five shimmery colors that create a gorgeous smoky look when combined. It's housed in a sleek compact that will easily fit into your clutch or cosmetics bag. - Mirrored compact for quick touch-ups - Free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates. The pigments last all day too even in this crazy summer humidity! It's my fave palette. I cannot wait to add their whole range to my beauty bag!!
So we have talked about beauty from the inside with hydration, hair care, cosmetics, and now I have some skin care to share with you today for your Friday Five! And I am loving Seed Phytonutrients Natural Products. Farmer Fresh. Seed Obsessed. Swoon! They craft natural-origin hair, face, and body care products in the first ever shower-friendly post-consumer recycled paper bottle.I have started with their face collection. It is a versatile facial skincare line that’s ideal for all skin types. Their collection features camelina seed oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, mint, safflower seed oil, and a boost of pure vitamin C. These ingredients contain nutrients that are known for their ability to nourish, hydrate, protect and rejuvenate your skin.
I am loving the Gentle Facial Cleanser-This gentle facial cleanser contains no sulphates, harsh chemicals or exfoliants, making it perfect for everyday use. I love the lightweight lather that removes my make-up and leaves my skin refreshingly clean.
The Superseeds Serum is incredible too. This lightweight serum is never sticky or tacky, and absorbs beautifully into your skin. It features wholesome and nourishing fatty acids, protective antioxidants and a boost of vitamin C. Just what your skin needs if it's beginning to show early signs of aging. Hellooooo me!!!!
So this was way more than five things but Hey, I figure I have some lost time to make up for!!!!
What beauty items are you loving most this summer that I need to try asap? Let me know in the comments below!