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SOME FUN SUMMER BEAUTY DISCOVERIES
Today, I am sharing some fun summer beauty discoveries. I always love receiving these fun boxes. It is always such a fun way to explore and discover new products. This box arrived just in time for the hot weather and I have already discovered some new beauty favorites. I am also an avid reader so the 2 books were a lovely bonus since I just finished a book and needed some new ones. Let’s chat about beauty!
IMAGE SKINCARE PRODUCTS
I received 2 of their skincare products, the Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist and the Prevention Daily Matte Moisturizer, and was excited to give them both a try.
PREVENTION DAILY MATTE MOISTURIZER | Since having had skin cancer twice, I have become even more obsessed with sunscreen and I love trying out new ones. This one did not disappoint. This is a sheer, broad spectrum and matte formula that doesn’t leave a white cast and smells lovely, kind of like oranges. It is formulated without oxybenzone or paraben. I loved it for its anti-aging benefits, as well as the sun protection, but my son also loved it as it didn’t irritate his acne-prone skin and dried to a matte finish. He ended up stealing it for his soccer camp this week.
VITAL C HYDRATING FACIAL MIST| I loved this mist. It is supposed to provide anti-oxidant protection to your skin, but I loved how it kept my skin glowing and hydrated all day long. I threw it in my bag for my road trip and kept spraying it throughout the drive. The smell was lovely and refreshing and helped me stay alert, but my skin wasn’t dried out from the constant AC blasting in my face. I also love that it is a travel-friendly size, so it is great on an airplane as well. Use the code Follow15 for 15% off your order on their website.
AMOPE PEDI PERFECT ADVANCED FOOT FILE | I constantly struggle with dry, cracked heels, especially in the summertime. This foot file is the bomb and made the biggest difference after just one use. It is splash-proof and I used it right after my shower, so the skin on my feet was still soft, and it took off so much dead skin. I followed up with a thick foot cream and socks and my feet were like brand new the next day. It has become a summer beauty staple for me and gives me baby soft, smooth feet anytime and every time. I absolutely love it. There is a special offer happening right now at Target, so snag it now.
THE GOOD PATCH PATCHES | I found these patches to be such an intriguing concept. They are wearable wellness patches that deliver sustained and steady benefits over 8-12 hours. I received 2 samples: the B12 Awake Patches and the Rescue Patches. The Rescue Patches help you bounce back after a night out with DHM, Green Tea Extract, and B1. You apply one patch to your wrist for up to 12 hours. The other patches I received came in handy yesterday during my road trip to drop off my son at soccer camp 2 hours away. I always hit that afternoon slump and need a pick me up. I am not sure if it was the placebo effect or not, but I swear these helped me stake more alert. I will be trying it again on the way to our beach trip, so I will keep you posted. I love that they are so portable and quick & easy to use. Just throw them in your bag and you are ready for any situation at any time. You can get 15% off your first order when you sign up on their site PLUS free shipping using the code FREESHIP, allowing you to try the B12 Awake & Rescue patch for just $10.20 each!
TRUST FUND BEAUTY NAIL POLISH | Nothing screams Summer more than a fresh pedicure in a fun and bright coral color. I made the switch to non-toxic nail polish a while back and these polishes from Trust Fund Beauty fit the bill. Their polishes are always nontoxic and 10-free of the most common chemicals found in nail polish. Plus, they are vegan & cruelty-free, packaged in
all recyclable materials. They are made with love in the USA. I absolutely adore this pinky coral shade and could not wait to apply it.
TRUST FUND BEAUTY LIP OIL | In the summer I am not much of a lipstick person and wear mostly sheer glosses and oils. This one did not disappoint. It is a clear lip oil with a touch of gold shimmer and feels so good on the lips. It has the faintest hint of a caramel taste, so it is a treat to apply. The lip oils are formulated with therapeutic vitamin E and are cruelty-free and leaping bunny & PETA certified. A big bonus for me is that this company is women-owned. I love that! If you would like to give them a try, they are currently offering 15% off your first purchase! (currently valid at www.trustfundbeauty.com).
I wish I could say more about these products, but my teenage son, who has extremely curly hair and loves hair products snagged these right up. I guess, sometimes having a mom who is a beauty blogger has its benefits 😉
DAX NATURALS STYLING POMADE | This pomade took my son’s hair from frizzy and dry looking, to lovely, hydrated, and defined curls. He uses a small amount and rubs it between his hands and applies it to his damp hair and then lets it air dry. It works perfectly for him.
DAX NATURALS PROTEIN TREATMENT | Again, this treatment made a huge difference in the texture of his hair and made his frizzy hair look softer and healthier and his curls more defined. He also said that his scalp was less dry and itchy, so that’s a feel-good bonus!
Overall, both products are formulated with natural ingredients and have really helped him embrace his natural hair. They are not heavily fragranced, which is also a huge bonus. I would say, they have become definite staples in his hair routine. I love how affordable they are as well. Right now, they are offering 10% off on their website with code: BBOXX22.
I absolutely love to read and my preferred choice of genre is suspense and murder mystery reads. These 2 titles are absolutely perfect for me and will be tagging along on my beach vacation next week.
The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson and The Wife Before by Shanora Williams are
creepy, suspenseful reads with tons of twists that will keep you guessing until the end and are the perfect summer binge books! They are on sale now everywhere books are sold. I can’t wait to dive in and binge-read both of these books. I will keep you posted if I like them. You can also find some other beach read suggestions here and here.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found some inspiration and new products to try!