Friday Faves – Five Amazing Skincare Products I Swear By

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about amazing skincare products that enhance natural beauty. While makeup is fabulous and we all love it for the miracles it can work, I recognized that I really wanted to focus more on improving my skin so it looks beautiful without any makeup. You know, the old “I woke up like this”… except, for real.

In this quest to improve my skin, both face and body, I’ve been trying many products and have found a few I’m truly excited about, they have been achieving real results quickly. I love sharing fab finds with you and here are five amazing skincare products I’ve road tested and now swear by.

Of course, I want to hear from you! Please share the skin love with our Style Elixir sisterhood here and leave a comment below with a skincare product you love. I want to keep trying new ones and would love any recommendations!

Five Amazing Skincare Products I Swear By

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1. Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
I’ve been using this twice a week and you definitely feel it working, then straight after washing it off, your skin feels so soft. This powerful yet gentle formula calms and soothes skin, with no irritation or recovery time. It visibly improves skin texture, brightens and enhances radiance for a youthful-looking, glowing complexion. Great for all skin types, it minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin elasticity. With over 3,427 Loves at Sephora, I’m not the only one who thinks this is an amazing skincare product!

 

2. Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap
As part of being more aware of my health and wellness, I’ve been opting for organic products where possible. With Activated Charcoal and therapeutic grade Essential Oils, this is one of the best! It’s also a #1 Amazon best seller for a reason, that’s how I first discovered it. For centuries people have traveled from all over the world to the Dead Sea to slather themselves in its nutrient-rich mud. The concentration of over 21 different minerals offers the ultimate natural skin care. Dead Sea mud draws out impurities, toxins and dirt particles, leaving your skin fresh and clean. It’s also effective relief for skin issues including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

 

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
The five-star reviews speak for themselves! I tried this recently in a facial at the Plaza Hotel in New York and fell in love. My skin felt and looked incredible after it. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. It’s become a cult product, loved by beauty addicts, celebrities and makeup artists alike.

 

4.  Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
This is the most amazing product and worth every cent! It’s a skin treatment, primer and SPF 30 all in one! As soon as you apply it, you can see an immediate difference – I honestly feel like my skin looks photoshopped. It blurs imperfections and corrects, while combating signs of aging. Mushroom peptides treat lines and wrinkles by helping aid regulation of collagen and elastin, while a soft-focus complex smoothes and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture.

 

5. Algenist Algae Brightening Mask
This professional-grade mask has been a go-to of mine for years. When I’m working long late hours into the night, I pop this on as I work to ensure that even though I’m not getting the sleep I should, my skin will still look beautiful the next day. I truly love this product, if I have any blemishes or my skill looks dull and needs a pick-me-up, it works wonders. This mask gently exfoliates with real leaves of sea kelp and delivers powerful antioxidant protection in a beautiful, freshly scented blue-green algae silt base. Its expert formula is designed to visibly brighten, smooth and hydrate, while pampering your skin.

 
 

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Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products

Ever wondered what the best celebrity favorite beauty and health products are? I’ve done a little digging and found the products your favorite stars use and genuinely love. Read on for the low down on everything from Miranda Kerr’s must-have massage mat (it has amazing reviews on Amazon), to Kourtney Kardashian’s signature lipstick (which I also use and love).

Have you discovered any celebrity favorite beauty products? Share them in the comments below! I love trying these things.

Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products

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“The little spikes stimulate circulation and help me feel re-energized throughout the day. It’s such an easy way for me to release muscle tension and reduce stress, making me feel better both mentally and physically. It feels like a mini meditation!” – Miranda Kerr (KORA Organics)

Kourtney Kardashian Lipstick Red YSL Le Orange Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products Kourtney Kardashian, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #13 Le Orange. This has long been Kourtney’s signature color, I have it too and love the bright hue – it looks amazing on everyone.

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Jessie james decker makeup Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products Jessie James Decker, Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in #5 Bali Brown (watch Jessie James Decker’s makeup tutorial and get all her products)

Olivia-Palermo-red-nail-polish color Celebrity Favorite Beauty and Health Products Olivia Palermo, Essie Nail Polish in Lollipop

 

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The Truth About Our Secret Makeup Routines

I’m currently sitting in a flight lounge, drinking a glass of rose (cheers!), about to fly to Sydney for my sister’s bachelorette weekend! Her wedding is next Saturday and we are all so excited – I can’t believe my little sister is getting married!  Somehow she doesn’t seem so ‘little’ anymore. Be sure to connect with me on Instagram for all the fun!

With all the wedding talk that’s been happening, our hair and makeup for the day has been a hot topic!  It got me thinking about our own secret daily makeup routines and I really wanted to know more about yours.

After sharing Lauren Conrad’s makeup bag with you previously, I wanted to discover more about real girl glam. I love learning how other people do things and when it comes to makeup, I’m particularly fascinated. I think it’s something you can always discover more about – a new tip, trick or product. Today, I’m sharing my favorites and would love if you left a comment and told me your one makeup must-have (so I can go and try it).

But first, let’s talk about our own makeup routines – I want to know yours!

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Let’s talk about our makeup routines…

What is your makeup style, do you prefer natural or more made-up and glamorous? Do you wear makeup every day? How long does it take you to apply makeup? Is there anything you wish you could do better?

To answer those questions myself, I prefer a natural look with a little glam – I love lashings of mascara and always wear a tinted moisturizer, bronzer, hint of blush and pretty gloss. You’ll find me in makeup most days and it usually takes around 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’d like to really master the eyes, from shadow layering to liner. I’m ok, but think I could do a lot more if I knew how! Leave a comment or vote below, I’d love to know about you…

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My Favorite Makeup Products…

Primer: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shied (although pricey, this is ahhmazing. You only need a little and it truly makes your skin feel and look airbrushed)
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (lasts ALL day, my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)
Concealer: M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer
Blush: NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
Eye Brow Pencil:  M.A.C Eye Brows Brow Definer
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Lip Gloss: Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica
Face Mask: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Soap: Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

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Holy Grail Beauty Products You Need To Know

I’m excited to share my holy grail beauty products with you! I often receive emails from people asking about what makeup and beauty products I love, so here they are…

When it comes to choosing what I use, I am incredibly picky. I read countless reviews online before I buy anything, so these are all vetted and loved by hundreds of other people too!

One of the best products ever is this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, it has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It’s ridiculously cheap, under $10 and works wonders on spots and drawing impurities from your skin.

This Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara is also a product I can’t say enough good things about. It makes your lashes look incredible and lasts all day (there’s nothing worse than mascara’s that wear off on your eye lids!). It adds length, volume and doesn’t clump. The first time I used it, I actually couldn’t believe how good it was!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these and how you found them? Do you have any holy grail beauty products? Please leave a comment and share, I always love discovering amazing products to try.

Oh and I’m also super excited because the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on Monday! I’m taking final sign-up’s this weekend – you can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

Holy Grail Beauty Products

 

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Holy Grail Beauty Products:  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)    |    2. NARS Blush in Deep Throat   |     3. Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    4. M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer    |    5. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer    |    6. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay    |    7. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara    |   8. Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

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Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Review

I love testing and trying different things and sharing the best ones with you! Personally, I always read reviews online before I buy things (I basically don’t buy anything without searching for reviews first) and I hope the reviews I do also help others. Today I wanted to share an Irresistible Me hair extensions review with you…

One of the most important things with hair extensions is ensuring they look natural, so quality and a lot of color options are essential. What I love about Irresistible Me is that not only is there a huge range of colors to choose from, you can also get a custom set with two colors. Most of us have colored hair and it’s rarely one shade, so the option to create your very own custom highlights to match your hair perfectly is unique and something I think is absolutely brilliant.

I chose the Royal Highlights in a mix of Golden Blonde (#14) and Ash Blonde (#10). They are 22 inches long and 200g weight. One of the best tips I can give for flawless extensions is having them cut into your own hair – I take mine to my hair dresser and clip them in so she can trim and layer them to blend with my natural cut.

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Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Review

Something really unique is Irresistible Me extensions are individually made to order and done by hand. So the set can be customized, as it’s made specially for you! The extensions are super thick and so soft, as it is human remy hair you can cut, color and style them as you would your own hair – I love curling mine. They hold the curl really well too, I curl mine and get a number of wears with those curls (it saves so much time). A great tip is to curl your extensions when they’re off your head – it’s so much easier! I get a skirt hanger and clip the extensions on, then hang them up and curl them one weft at a time.

When the extensions arrive, you have two sections in the pack. One is a tester hair weft and the sealed side is your actual extensions. Only open the tester, it’s a great way to check the color match and make sure you’re happy with the length. I was delighted with my Royal Highlights, the two colors blend together beautifully and it looks so natural. The 200g weight is plenty of hair! If I’m in a rush, I actually don’t even need to clip them all in. I wanted to mention one of the wefts is a double, so it actually has two layers of hair! This is fantastic and gives you lots of volume and length in one piece. If I’m creating a fishtail braid I just clip the double weft and one other in, it’s quick and easy.

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As part of my Irresistible Me hair extensions review, I also wanted to make a special mention of the customer service, they were wonderful. I originally ordered a pair of the Volume Vixen in Ash Blonde (#10) and although they were beautiful, the color wasn’t a perfect match. I was able to easily send them back and choose a pair of the highlights instead, it was all so easy and I am thrilled with the extensions.

I’ve worn other hair extension brands, but this is definitely my favorite because of the options to customize a set perfect for your individual hair and also the thick, soft hair – it’s really high quality.

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Have you ever worn hair extensions? I’d love to hear about it! I personally prefer clip-ins to permanent weaves, they are much better for your hair. It’s also far easier to wash, blow dry and style your natural hair – then add the extensions when you feel like it.

 

 

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Nourish Your Hair with the New Dove Regenerative Range

I’m delighted to collaborate with Dove to share their brand new Dove Regenerative Nourishment range of hair care products, available at Walgreens. This year, I refuse to let harsh winter weather damage and dry my hair – especially before New York Fashion Week! Using this new collection made me realize how easy it is to keep my hair looking and feeling 100% regenerated, smooth and easy to style.

The new Regenerative Nourishment collection returns smoothness and strength to your locks, frequently taken away by blow drying, flat ironing and curling… basically everything we do on the daily to look glam! It restores the internal structural integrity of damaged hair back to that of undamaged hair and with supreme conditioning and nourishing properties, gives hair a healthy look and super soft feel.

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Unlike many products out there, this line was specially formulated to take hair beyond repair by replenishing important nutrients and reinforcing strands inside and out. It’s the ultimate combat to cold weather damage and delivers 100% visibly damage-free hair. You can discover more about the results in this video.

One of the products I loved using is the Dove Regenerative Shampoo. It eliminates signs of damage, replenishes nutrients and reinforces hair inside and out, making damaged hair stronger against breakage.

I followed up with the Dove Regenerative Conditioner which my hair just seemed to soak up! It is nourishing and left my hair smooth and tangle-free.

My final step to gorgeous hair is the Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil. I’ve always been completely obsessed with using a hair oil after washing and this one was brilliant, it didn’t weigh down my hair or leave it oily – two things I can’t stand! This serum-in-oil brings together the nourishing power of an oil, with serum restorative qualities to create one potent formula. It also strengthens and prevents split ends. The oil part of the formula penetrates deep inside the hair and nourishes. This oil also interacts with the serum part, to thin its texture and improve spreading on the hair surface, which provides excellent smoothness, shine and manageability (styling is so easy!). After my hair was dry, I noticed it was beautiful, shiny and soft. After using the shampoo and conditioner, I spread three pumps of Serum-in-Oil between my hands and applied it to my towel dried hair. Then sometimes I just leave my hair to air dry, other times I blow dry and iron or curl.

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Keep your hair healthy and save! Be sure to stop into your nearest Walgreens this February to find savings on this exciting new line, as well as other Dove products you know and love. Take advantage of these great deals and save on the new Regenerative Nourishment hair care products from Dove:

  •  Get $5 in Register Rewards when you spend $15 or more on participating Dove products (valid until February 13, 2016)
  • Additional offer: Get $4 in Register Rewards at check-out when you purchase $12 or more of participating Dove products (valid from February 14 – 20, 2016)

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For those who haven’t used Register Rewards before, it’s a simple way to get a coupon for your next Walgreens purchase. When you go to buy Dove, make sure to present your Balance Rewards card. Then a coupon for $5 off will print out with your receipt. You can use the $5 off coupon on almost anything the next time you go to Walgreens!

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In addition to picking up some of the new Dove Regenerative line, try Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo, which nourishes and makes hair soft, smooth and beautiful, day after day.

This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions are 100% my own.

Style Sessions Blog Link Up: My Stylish Gift Guide (and the Best Gifts To Self!)

I am super excited to share some of my absolute favorite things with you! Oh my gosh, I always find this time of year there are SO many amazing things to buy, do you find this too?

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For the last five or more years, I have always bought myself a little end-of-year treat (ok, a few treats) for Christmas and this year is no exception. Today, I’m sharing my crème de la crème of beautiful things – they make the perfect ‘gift to self’ or brilliant last minute Christmas gifts for your mom, sister and bff…

Frends Headphones review Wrapped in white luxe leather with silver hardware and star pattern ear cups, these Frends Headphones are seriously chic! The ear cushions are even angled so they don’t interfere with your earrings, how genius is that? The design is collapsible too, so they fold into a little carry pouch and can easily fit in your handbag.

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!
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My Stylish Gift Guide (and the Best Gifts To Self!)

 

Kusmi Tea Jean Paul Gaultier Tea Box Set detox tea french tea I love love love this Jean Paul Gaultier Tea Chest, from Kusmi Tea! As soon as you open it, you’re greeted with the most wonderful scent. It’s huge and the hat-box inspired design with sailor stripes and a red pom-pom was dressed by designer Jean Paul Gaultier. It includes 42 French luxury tea bags, with flavors such as Sweet Love and BB Detox from the Wellness collection, plus classic spearmint green tea. The presentation is so beautiful, I’ll be keeping this box and refilling the tea bags as needed – a fabulous way to serve tea when friends come over!

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Dermaflash exfoliation at home cosmetic sephora I have read so much about this new beauty treatment (it’s been a long-time secret of the stars and Hollywood dermatologists) and when renowned plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow spoke about this method of gaining more youthful looking skin, I knew I had to try it! DermaFlash has just launched online at Sephora (it will be in Sephora stores nationwide from January 4) and it’s bound to be a top seller. Basically, the DermaFlash brings medspa-inspired exfoliation to your home. It removes skin imperfections with a sonic vibration, plus removes peach fuzz – so your makeup will glide on and your skin will look much smoother.

OPI Starlight collection holiday 2015 nail jewels nail art glitter polish The new OPI Starlight Collection is ahhhmazing! Perfect for the holidays and beyond, you’ll find 18 limited edition nail colors, plus special gift sets including ‘Catch A Falling Star’ (below), ‘Over The Moon For Gold‘ and ‘StarLight’, a gorgeous box full of Swarovski crystals to create stunning professional nail art at home!

OPI Starlight collection holiday 2015 nail jewels nail art glitter polish The OPI ‘Catch A Falling Star’ Gift Set (above), has the most beautiful red called ‘Let Your Love Shine’ and sparkle polish called ‘Infrared-y To Glow’, plus a cute star ring set!

OPI Starlight collection holiday 2015 nail jewels nail art glitter polish Creating your own nail art at home has never been easier! This luxe Star Light kit includes lots of Swarovski crystals in different designs and colors… be prepared to get stopped by admirers, this kit turns a regular mani into something super special! I had so much fun dressing up my mani (and it was super easy too).

SL8 Jeans distressed jeans I’m sure I am not alone in the hunt for the perfect distressed skinny jeans, well, call off the search – I found them! These Blank NYC jeans are the absolute best I’ve ever tried and at only $88, they won’t break the bank. I love the look of distressed jeans, but still want something polished (and not too distressed)… I couldn’t be happier with these super-soft blue jeans!

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Dove shampoo conditioner review Thanks to Dove, I was able to try their new Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner and I would totally recommend it. I love having volume to my hair, so don’t like products that weigh it down. This range has brand new Oxyfusion Technology (oxygen-infused moisturising ingredients), which made my hair full, but also super soft and smooth. Yay!

Bailey44 stripe dress black white navy best stripe dress This is the dress every stylish woman needs! I can’t get enough of classic stripe dresses and this Bailey44 Signature Stripe Dress is perfection. I found it really flattered my figure (the stripes are on an angle, so it’s slimming!) and looks fab dressed up with heels and boots, or sneakers and ballet flats for day time. I’ve been styling it with a denim jacket and also my leather jacket – love love love this dress! Bailey44 are also doing a huge $1,000 Gift Card Giveaway, to enter just add your name and email address! Easy!

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Lumixyl Revitaleyes review eye cream My sister and I have always disliked the dark circles under our eyes and have tried lots of products over the years to help reduce them. I recently tried this Lumixyl Revitaleyes treatment and found it actually worked really well, so I wanted to share it if you have dark circles too! I did a little reading and it’s the first and only eye treatment with decapeptide-12, which can help correct dark circles, dryness, fine lines and crow’s feet. (There are lot’s of online retailers who stock this, but if you want more info I found quite a few reviews here and thought I’d share).

Gossamer G String Set underwear I adore beautiful, comfortable and stylish underwear and this Gossamer Mesh Hip-G set is one of my favorites! It’s seamless and comes in a great range of colors (two neutral shades, perfect for under white clothes and gorgeous bright hues, the pink is my fave). The set of six is $75 (valued at $90).

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water review I’ve read so much about Micellar Cleansing Water lately (it’s been a long-standing beauty secret of French women) and when people start calling something their “holy grail” product, I get super excited to try it myself! This is the new Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water and I have to say, I really love it. It’s much more gentle than my other cleansers and it removes eye liner and mascara easily (yay! I never want to rub my eye area, I just know when I’m 60 I’ll regret it). If you’re looking for a new cleanser (I always find it fun trying brand new products) or a great stocking filler for your mom and sister, I definitely give it my tick of approval. Has anyone else tried it? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Frends headphones review Wrapped in white luxe leather with silver hardware and star pattern ear cups, these Frends Headphones are seriously chic! The ear cushions are even angled so they don’t interfere with your earrings, how genius is that? The design is collapsible too, so they fold into a little carry pouch and can easily fit in your handbag.

 

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Fab Favorites Blog Link Up – Holy Grail Beauty Products I Swear By

It’s Friyay! Happy Weekend, my friends. Today I’m inspired to talk about the holy grail beauty products I swear by. It all started earlier this week when I fell into a panic after realizing I was totally out of my favorite cleanser. Don’t you hate when you think you have more left than you actually do?

I’ve always been big into cleansing my skin daily, no matter how late or tired I am, I never go to bed without cleansed skin – and I always double cleanse, once to remove the makeup and once to actually cleanse my skin. I’ve used this cleanser for around 5 years and nothing else compares, it keeps my skin clear, bright and makes it feel fresh and clean. Fun fact, it’s also Giuliana Rancic’s go-to cleanser.

Being without one of my all time favorite products, it made me think about the other beauty products I love and use daily or weekly. I’m super selective when it comes to the products I use and in my job, I’m lucky enough to get to try many!

If you’re looking to update your routine or try something new, here are the holy grail beauty products I swear by…

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The Holy Grail Beauty Products I Swear By:  1. Algenist Algae Brightening Mask    |    2. DDF Revolve Polishing Micro-Dermabrasion Kit    |    3. Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo (this is sulfate free, super important!)    |    4.    DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser    |    5.  Mario Badescu Acne Drying Lotion    |    6.  Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

 

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Ten Bizarre Celebrity Beauty Secrets

As many of you probably know by now, I love my star news and part of that is getting the inside scoop on their celebrity beauty secrets! I constantly store little ideas and things to try in my head and thought I’d share some of them with you today.

Gorgeous celebs including Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Longoria, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Mariah Carery and Nicole Kidman have all shared their unique beauty tips and tricks. We’re talking everything from mayonnaise, cranberry juice, coffee granules and one I don’t recommend – leeches.

The best part is, these celebrity beauty secrets all use common things we probably already have at home (minus the leeches, I hope)… so head to your fridge and get glam!

Have you tried any of these? Do you have any unconventional beauty tips or tricks? Please share in the comments below, I’d love to hear about them!

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The gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model uses lip balm as a shimmer highlighter on her eyes, which gives a naturally radiant ‘lit from within’ bright eyed look.

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When breakouts occur, the actress reaches for apple cider vinegar, explaining it is an effective treatment for breakouts and skin healing.

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Get Runway Ready with TRESemme

As many of you know, it’s been a big month for fashion! I had such an amazing time at New York Fashion Week, but have to let you in on something… it’s about so much more than just the clothes. Hair, makeup and nails are all important elements to creating a truly stunning look and backstage at NYFW, TRESemme was spotted everywhere!

I was delighted to test a few products from the new Runway Collection and wanted to share two of my favorite’s with you today. First, the Get Sleek Perfect Polish is ahhmazing – it’s a heat protection prep spray that you put on after washing your hair (when it is still damp). I found it created such a beautiful base to style on, held my loose curls and kept any frizz away.

Secondly, I loved this Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream, once again I used this before styling and it gave my hair a fabulous dose of volume!

Through styling my own hair with these products, I was really impressed with how they worked and the brilliant thing is, getting runway ready is ultra affordable too. Especially because until October 31st, 2015 when you pick up any four TRESemme products at Target, you can get a $5 Target Gift Card!

This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions are 100% my own.