Beauty

The Products That Transformed My Hair

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MoroccanOil Hydration Shampoo c/o || MoroccanOil Hydration Conditioner c/o || MoroccanOil Treatmeant c/o || MoroccanOil Night Body Serum c/o || Blush Top || Blush Joggers || 

When it comes to hair care, I typically take a less is more approach. I like to use a shampoo, conditioner, and styling oil before letting my hair air dry overnight. It’s a simple routine, yet effective and healthy for my hair. One brand I had always heard about while growing up was MoroccanOil. They were the gold standard of treatment oils, winning award after award, and one I could not wait to try out. Years later, it’s still the treatment oil I turn to to keep my hair happy, healthy, and full of shine. I use the light version, perfect for fine or light-colored hair. I always use it after towel drying my hair, applying two pumps from mid-length to end. If needed, I’ll apply a very small amount to tame any flyaways. I recently tried their hydration shampoo and conditioner, loving how soft and lightweight they made my hair feel and with the great scent MoroccanOil is known for. 

 While MoroccanOil is known for hair care, and honestly goes above and beyond with their products, they just launched a night body serum that is a game changer in creating softer, smoother, and firmer skin. This serum is highly packed with good for your skin ingredients including an antioxidant-rich blend of argan and tsunami oils to address loss of firmness and moisture, Holy Basil to protect the skin from environmental stressors and soothing Vitamin C ester to smooth and strengthen the skin for a more radiant appearance. 

xo, Amanda  

Simply Magic

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer c/o || Charlotte Tilbury Magic Powder c/o || Pink Button Down Top || Button Fly Skinny Jeans || Pink and Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || KJP JFK Pearl Bracelet || KJP JFK Pearl Necklace || 


I always find myself the equivalent to a kid in a candy store when I have the opportunity to try new makeup. Products that promise to help with the appearance of blemishes are always on my radar as well. Being an acne sufferer for most of my adult life, this is something especially important to me. Charlotte Tilbury recently launched the new Magic Away Concealer, no longer exclusive to  Charlotte Tilbury stores, it is now available is over 200 doors and selling at quite impressive rate. I couldn’t wait to try it and Love flawless look I can achieve with it. 

What makes this concealer so magical and sought after? It reduces the appearance of blemishes, dark circles, fine lines, pigmentation, and redness. It has a new elastic second skin texture with full coverage lasting up to 15 hours. The concealer is delivered through the miracle precision beauty blender applicator that is designed to roll over imperfections, and hug the under-eye contour for the most flawless application.

The secret is in the all-star lineup of ingredients including Persian Silk tree bark extract, which acts as an age-defying, skin conditioning and rejuvenating agent to improve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Palmitoyl Glycine helps the skin retain water and makes the skin look bouncy, fresh and youthful. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Extract of wild indigo, a native Indian plant used in Ayurvedic tradition helps to enhance the skin’s luminosity and brightens the under-eyes. 

xo, Amanda  

Retreat With Glossybox

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Sweater Blazer || Mustard Sweater || Button Fly Skinny Jeans || October Glossybox c/o ||

Good morning, friends!! Taking care of ourselves sometimes slips to the back burner, but with the help of Glossybox, you can sneak away on a personal retreat and get in some much needed personal time! Below are the products in this months box. My personal favorite is the Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask. A lifesaver for my hair!

Tocca Montauk Candle- Salt Air & Cucumber:  This candle reminds me of lazy summer days at the beach. The salt air, cucumber and sea grass are the perfect hand-crafted scent to add the air of indulgence to your bathroom routine. 

Georgette Klingon Rose Clarifying Toner:  A botanical blend of Witch Hazel, antioxidants, and Aloe Vera dissolves dirt to deep clean your pores while maintaining healthy hydration and pH balance. The Rose, lavender and jasmine flower also help to keep the grease off your face throughout the day.

Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask:  A new favorite of mine! This brings weightless bounce and volume to your hair. A mixture of five different kinds of teas, the blend protects, repairs, exfoliates, nourished and strengthens hairall at once. 

Invisibobble Sprunchie:  This gives you a blast from the past look you want with modern technology you need! The integrated spiral hair ring prevents tugging and pulling while keeping your hair in place, giving you the ultimate in comfort without scarifying style. 

Limene Eye Gel:  I have and use this daily every morning and night. It’s a staple item for me. With a combination of Pure Artic Spring Water and organic Nordic birch sap, the delicate skin around your eyes stay healthy and hydrated throughout the day.

Nails INC Vitory Place Nail Polish: This is the nail polish I’m wearing above. Bring the nail salon to the comfort of your home with Nails Inc.’s exclusive brush that is designed to work with the shape of your nail, giving you a flawless finish. 

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xo, Amanda 

Lawless Beauty

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Lawless Lip Color In Dane And Romeo c/o || Bow Neck Sweater || Distressed Skinny Jeans || Crystal Link Bracelet || Engraved Ring ||

Good morning, friends! A few months ago I was introduced to a brand that makes its mission to create beautifully packaged, highly pigmented, long wearing, natural makeup with clean, non-toxic, ingredients. I wore some of Lawlessness Beauty’s lipstick shades in the spring and summer, specifically mixing Dane and Jake together for a nice berry or just wearing Jake alone for a pouty pink. I recently tried Romeo (what I’m wearing above) and love how rich the color is for fall. Be forewarned though, these are indeed highly pigmented making a small amount does go a long way. I tend to keep my makeup routine pretty basic, but I do enjoy trying a new lip shade here and there. It can totally transform a whole look! These lipsticks are a luquid with a matte finish. Beautifully designed with amazing color and clean ingredients, these are a true winner in my book. 

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xo, Amanda  

September Glossybox

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September Glossybox c/o || Plaid Top || Ankle Skinny Jeans || Blush Bench || 

Happy Friday, friends!! This September beauty box from Glossybox was created to help with all of the common beauty problems wreaking havoc in our lives. Need to find the perfect lipstick, a scent that lasts, or get rid of greasy hair? This box has you covered! 

Stylelondon 9 Color Eyeshadow Palette In Eaton Square: These colors are glamorous and perfect for fall. The flawless combination of nine colors gives you a look for every occasion and the paraben free ingredients keep your body as beautiful on the inside as you look on the outside. 

Moodmatcher Twist Stick Lip Color: I’m wearing this in the photos above! This is a sleek, slim, lipstick that changes to match your body chemistry, giving you a personalized shade that is unique to you. 

Wild Garden Body Lotion In Oretty & Wild: I’ve been wearing this lotion everyday since getting it. The fragrance of sparkling mandarins combined with roses and sensual vanilla is out of this world. It’s both strong and delicate making me swoon every time I put it on.

Context Micro-Derm Regenerator: Both a cleanser and gentle exfoliating, the powerful antioxidants fight damage and protect your cells while polishing and removing dead skin, leaving you soft and hydrated. 

Lapcos Daily Skin Sheet Mask In Charcoal: This charcoal mask uses salicylic acid, tea tree oil and charcoal extract to remove toxins and keep your skin in a state of deep hydration.

Freeman Psssst! Original Dry Shampoo In Citrus: I’ve used this dry shampoo for as long as I can remember and almost used this whole bottle already. It’s transforms dull hair into a fresh look without having to lather up. Powder eliminates order, absorbs oil, and boosts volume, so just spray and you’re ready to go! 

No7 Beauty

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T-Shirt Dress || Celestial Earrings ||  No7 Lash Impact Lash Serum || No7 Lash Impact Lash Primer || No7 Lash Impact Ultra in Brown/Black || No7 Matte Liquid Lips (I’m Using Captivate) || Other Colors Include, Grace, Inspire, Captivate, Courage, Conquer, and Fearless (Taken In Order Of The Second Picture ) || All No7 products c/o  

I’ve always had a love for makeup. I can remember being a little girl anxiously awaiting the time when I would be able to apply makeup. I fondly remember going to Claire’s and Afterthoughts with my mom to buy my first eyeshadows and lip glosses. It’s a joy for me to watch my own daughter now go through all of my makeup and get excited to try different things on. She’s most fond of lipsticks and eyeshadows herself. Watching her veins back so many memories of myself doing the exact same thing with my mom. 

I get pretty excited when I try a brand I’ve been hearing many wonderful things about. Mascara and lipsticks are the two items I purchase the most of, namely because I’ve never had a bad reaction or breakout from them. My skin is very sensitive making me extra careful as to what I apply to it. I’ve tried tons of different mascaras and lipsticks throughout the years and have found a few that I go back to time and time again.

Adding to my go-tos are these new products from No7. I’ve seen this brand before, mostly while browsing at Target, and have always wanted to try them. I can happily say that these products live up to their hype! First, the Matte Liquid Lips. I love the idea of a matte lip, but have never found ones that do not dry my lips to the point of unsightly flaking. I was pleasantly surprised when these highly pigmented glosses when on, without feeling sticky, became matte, but still felt pillow-y without drying my lips. My favorite colors are Captivate and Inspire. Grace is a stunning neautral, but I typically need a little more color or I look like a ghost. 

Next, the Lash Impact products. Mascaras are my favorite type of makeup. While I don’t do anything drastic with my makeup, I do spend the most time on my eyes creating a soft shimmery neautral base, then liquid liner to crest a cat eye, followed by two to three layers of mascara.  At night I sweep on a layer of the Lash Serum on the base of my upper lashes, which stays in place and does not get into my eyes unlike other lash serums I’ve tried. I just started to use this a few days ago and cannot say as to whether my lashes have grown or not, but I’ll keep you updated! The Lash Primer Perfecter is the first coat I put on in the morning. It has a black color and will tint the lashes and act as a amplifier for the mascara. You could also wear this alone if you like a more natural look and to also tint the bottom lashes. Lastly, I apply two coats of the Lash Impact Ultra in the Brown/Black color. I’ve always found that a brown shade looks more natural. The mascara is creamy and dries fast without any flaking! Yes!! No flaking. I get some nice length to my lashes, which also remain smudge free too. 

xo, Amanda  

Glossybox’s Summer Solstice \\ Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo

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 June Glossybox c/o || Limited Edition Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co Glossybox c/o || Similar Lemon Dress c/o || Gingham Top || Denim Shorts || Blush Bench ||  

This month, Glossybox is taking inspiration from the Summer Soltice, a celebration of the nature and femininity that dates back to ancient times. It’s safe to say this is one of the best seasons of the year. Their June box pays homage to summer with a quiet deep breath and products that make you feel as gorgeous and free as a day spent in the sun. Along with Glossybox’s June box, they also have the most exciting limited edition box of 2018! Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, has teamed up with iconic Australian beauty brand ModelCo to create a collectible beauty range called Illuminated Beauty. 

June’s Box:  

 

Absolute New York Icon Mini Eye Shadow Palette In Gold Glitz  : Create the iconic smokey eye look with ease when using the 6 available shades in the Mini Gold Glitz. Gold actually looks good on everyone because the glimmering flecks actually play off of your individual skin tone by reflecting light. 

Temple Spa Rose Aromatherapy Resting Cream  : This nutritive night cream, rich in plant extracts and relaxing essential oils, is designed to encourage restful sleep and promote feelings of calm all while giving you softer skin! 

Gilchrist & Soames Body Lotion in English Garden  : Breath in the fresh essence of the English countryside with this fragrant silk-infused body cream. Containing food grade naturally-derived botanicals as well as cruelty-free honey, this evocative blend is as transporativr as it is delicate.  

Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Lip Pencil (Rose)  : Thos soft wax pencil will make your lips look pillowy and full thanks to its creamy formula and universally flattering color.  

Emité Make Up Professional Eye Lash Curler In Rose Gold  : This professional lash curler, in the gorgeous metallic rose gold color, will create a flirty eye without ever touching your face.  

Bellápierre Cosmetics Banna Setting Powder In Original  : This color-correcting setting powder helps counteract redness with societal pigments. Apply using a fluffy blush brush or sponge, dabbing it wherever you need it.   

 

 Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Box 

 

Lip Couture Lipstick Red  : The perfect red lipstick! This high-pigmented limited-edition color from Karl Lagerfeld and ModelCo is creamy and long lasting, leaving behind the matte look of the moment without any flaking.  

Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner  : Super fine and water-resistant, this felt-tip liquid liner promises a precise application, perfect for creating a cat eye!

Baked Blusb In Rose Pink  : Add some glow with this radiant baked blush, which brightens and highlights every complexion thanks to microbized color pigments and a sheer buildable formula. 

Lip Liner Red  : Just like the Rose color above, this creamy formula will make your lips looks pillowy and full. 

Lip Gloss Ramatulle  : Delivering a burst of creamy high-pigmented color, this chic limited-edition Gloss, which leaves behind a saying finish, is named after the designers preferred summer getaway in The Mediterranean.  

Blush Brush  : This no-fail beauty tool will help you make the most out of blushes, bronzers, and highlighters.  

 

xo, Amanda  

 

VIIcode Eye Mask

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VIIcode Eye Mask c/o || PJ Set c/o || 

Good morning, friends! Today I’m excited to talk about a revolutionary eye mask system from VIIcode. The eye masks are soft pads with a gel-like material that feels amazing to put on. A fun tip would be to put the pads in the refrigerator before applying them at night. To receive maximum benefits from the eye mask, it is recommended to wear them for eight hours at night. One box comes with six pads, which can be worn two or three times per week giving about two or three weeks worth of treatment. A full treatment would be three boxes total. Now, onto the benefits! Being a busy mom, I typically have under eye circles that I need to cover up with makeup in the morning. Depending on the weather, the delicate skin around my eyes can feel a bit dry as well. The eye pads are so easy to put on. You just peel back the plastic, stick the gel side against your skin, and go to sleep! When I would take them off in the morning, my skin looked refreshed and felt soft. The dryness was gone and my delicate eye skin felt moisturized. My eyes didn’t look tired anymore, but looked revitalized. I really love how these masks work while I’m sleeping too. A totally no fuss system that delivers results with powerful antioxidants. Some of the key ingredients are, Vitmin E, Sodium PCA, Sodiun Hyaluranate, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadneis, and Algin. I was also impressed with the feel of the gel pads. I was worried they wouldn’t ld stay on or would fall off while I slept, but that did not happen at all. The gel had a nice cooling feeling (fantastic in the warm summer months!) and they stayed put all night long. No slipping or moving around. If you’re under eye area needs a little love, definitely give these gel eye masks a try! 

 

xo, Amanda  

January Glossy Box

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January Glossy Box c/o || Blush Sweater || AG Skinny Jeans || Flats || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Stella & Dot Brier Ring || Stella & Dot Engraved Ring || Stella & Dot Rainbow Earrings || 

 

Good morning, friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We had a little bit of a warm up and it was heavenly!  Also, a huge congrats to the Patriots and Eagles!! I’m so excited for the Super Bowel. I actually root for both teams so I’m happy, haha. My dad is a long time Eagles fan and I’ve always cheered along the Patriots since I was in grade school. 

Now, without further ado, below are all of the goodies included in this months beauty box from Glossy Box. As always, the products are amazing and deliver on their promises. This box is all about a new year, a new you with the focus on healthy fresh skin. Ava likes to take a peak at what is included in each box (she’s a beauty gal in the making!) and always goes for the lip products! 

  • Lumene Lähde Purity Dew Drops  : These dew drops revive the delicate eye area, while making you look and feel more awake. Featuring natural extracts and Lumene’s advanced hydra-technology, it will keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. 
  • Steve Laurant Lip Tint In Dusty Rose  : Think pink with this lucius lip tint, which I’m wearing in the photos above. Ava loves it too! Both shiny and non-sticky, the lightweight formula is also deeply hydrating. It also gives a perfectly flushed look on every skintone! 
  • Buxom Big Tease Plumping Mascara  : Buxom’s Big Tease Plumping Mascara imparts larger-than-life lashes without any clumping. Yes, please!! Containing 3 high performing waxes and a conical-Shoes wand, you'll enjoy a smooth application and a base-to-tip intensity.   
  •  Theorie Maryland Oil Transforming Hair Serum  : This is what dry hair is thirsty for! Maryland Oil Transforming Hair Serum goes deep into the hair follicles to restore moisture and strengthen cuticles. As you apply this special formula to damp or dry hair, watch as it transforms jnto vibrant, softer strands. 
  • Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil  : Vegan-certified Dr. Botanicals Moroccan RoseSuoerfood Facial Oil comes packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Not only will the lightweight formula britghten tired skin, but it will also protect it from future damage. Perfect for anyone seeking a shortcut to a healthy complexion.

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xo, Amanda  

Cheers! x Glossybox

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December Glossybox c/o || Sequin Top || Black Skinny Jeans || Similar Fuzzy Chair || Stella & Dot Ring || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || Bauble Bar Bracelets c/o ||  

Good morning, friends! The holidays are in full swing and with that comes soirées where you’ll want to be looking your best. Luckily, this months Glossybox is filled with party ready looks and brilliant breakthroughs to help you step things up and out in style!  Below are all the goodies included. 

  • MakeupDrop Original:  Smooth to the touch and flawless on your skin, this drop shaped blender instantly smoothies and sets product, from natural matte finishes and contoured looks  
  • Laura Geller New York Easy Illuminating Stick  : Glow on all season long! This oil-free, all flattering stick adds gorgeous shimmer to collarbones, cheeks, and eyes while fending off the unwanted shine.  
  • Show Beauty Riche Grooming Balm:  Say goodbye to split ends, frizzy flaws and flayaways! SHOW Beauty’s Rich Grooming Balm conditions your hair for smooth, soft finish with long lasting shine without the greasy feeling! 
  • Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner In Platinum Blonde:  The sleek, precise finish of a gel with the no fail ease of a must have pencil! Not only will this liner make your eyes literally sparkle, but it’s instsbtly drying formula means it stays put all day long, too.  
  • UNANI  Dermo Defense Face Mask:  The Dermo Defense Face Mask provides skincare, protection, nutrition and hydration while removing impurities. When you apply the treatment or mask once or twice a week, you will notice a profound improvement in cell renewal and skin regeneration.

Cheers darlings!  

xo, Amanda