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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  

All I Want Advent Calendar With Glossybox

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Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar c/o || Bow Top (Sold Out, Similar) || Button Up Fly Skinny Jeans || Sparkle Flats ||

There is a bit of that wonderful merry and bright feeling today on Enchanting Elegance. While Christmas may seem far off, it’s only right around the corner and never too early to start getting ready for. This year, Glossybox is introducing their elegantly designed rose gold advent calendar filled with 25 beauty goodies worth over $325. The box honestly took my breath away with how stunning it is. I’m definitely saving this to re-use for later. Counting down to Christmas never looked so stylish! The box is currently $99 to purchase with brands like NIP+FAB, Real Techniques, Miller Harris, Absolute NY, Morgan Taylor & 20 more. This holiday season treat yourself, friends, and family to the ultimate beauty box! 

On a side note, don’t forget today is voting day! Make sure to get out there and VOTE. Make a difference!

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! 

August Glossybox

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August Glossybox c/o || Striped Dress || Sandals ||  

Good morning and happy Wednesday! This newest Glossybox for August is actually the companion one to July, both with beachy summer themes. Summer days are starting to fade away leaving us to soak up every last bit of the sun filled season that we possibly can. Luckily, the beach-themed products will easily last you past the final summer sunset and into the cool golden days of fall. Check out below to see what’s included! 

VDL Limilayer Primer Fresh: This Primer gives you a radiance that lasts from morning until night. Unlike ordinary primers, this one not only preps your face for makeup, it actually illuminates your face and highlights your features.

Grow Gorgeous Haircare: Natural ingredients and a blend of minerals exfoliate the scalp, which helps create the perfect environment for your hair to grow into the lustrous locks you deserve. 

NCLA Nail Laquer In I Been Drinkin’: This gorgeous watermelon pink nail polish is perfect to brighten up even the rainiest summer days and trust me, we’ve had plenty of them! 

Setz Blot + Translucent Powder:  The silky powder not only helps blot away excess oil but it locks in your makeup for a lasting look 

Monu Eye Cool Gel: Ginseng, Vitamin C, Arnica, and Sodium Hyalironate helps lift, plump, and correct your skin tone so you look flawless all-day long. 

Reb Clean Skincare:  This light serum instantly lifts and firms skin to leave you looking dramatically more youthful. A gentle massage of 2-3 drops will help produce new elastin to fight the anting protein in your face, which causes sagging and wrinkling. 

 

 

xo, Amanda 

July Glossybox // Sea You Soon

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July Glossybox c/o || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Similar Red Dress || 

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We had the most fun this past weekend, an absolute blast, that I cannot wait to share some photos from! Our church summer fest (like a fair) was also this past Saturday followed by an outdoor service with the sun setting, which was magical. In the meantime, the big talk around town was if everyone got their lawns mowed, haha. We had rain for the past week and I’m talking about major downpours to the point of flooding, though thankfully the Susquehanna river did not flood it’s banks this time. We had a brief reprieve Saturday and a Sunday with everyone rushing around to fit all of their outdoor activities in while the sun shined, including the lawn. It’s supposed to rain now for another straight week, but I’m hoping the forecast will change eventually. 

Now, onto this months ocean themed Glossy Box! First, how gorgeous is the design created by Sarah Bolton, on the box?! I’m head over heels for it. Anything ocean related makes me happy :). The box itself is perfect for keeping mementoes in. Check out below the products included, many that I’ve used already! 

Skinn Cosmetics Infusion Recover & Renee Single-Use Facial Masks:  I used one of these the other night and LOVED it. My skin felt slightly tingly after the mask had this beautiful glow the next day. All good things, haha! This restorative facial mask is soaked in nutrients like lavender, tamarind seeds and dried apples, it also uses lacticacid for milks exfoliation and vitamin C to help skin appear revitalized. 

Kueshi Facial Makeup Remover: This has to be the best eye makeup remover I have ever used. It did not sting my eyes and actually did get everything off, while also leaving the delicate skin feel soft. I was impressed! The two-part routine uses soft oils to remove ever waterproof makeup and lotion to leave you feeling fresh and clean. 

NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil In Mermaid Tears: I’ve used this for the past few days and appreciate how it keeps my cuticle area moisturized, plus it has a really nice scent! The vitamin E combined with sunflower seed oil not only nourishes your nails and cuticles, but locks it in for lasting effects. 

John Masters Organics Citris & Neroli Detangler: This is a very lightweight conditioner, not creamy, and sinks right in. The key ingredients like grapefruit and soy protein tone, hydrate and strengthen your hair without layering multiple products. 

John Masters Organics Hair Spray: This hair spray smells so fresh and pretty! It has a touchable hold and non-sticky feel. 

It’s Skin Mini Macaron Lip Balm: This is absolutely adorable and looks just like my favorite cookie. Inside this macaron is a moisturizing nourishment to make your lips as tantalizing as your tan! 

 

 

xo, Amanda 

A Day Of R&R With Shakti Salon

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Shakti Salon Servies c/o || Yellow Tie Sleeve Dress || Similar Yellow Sandals || Rattan Tote || Sunglasses || 

Good morning and happy Friday, friends!  Im very excited to share my recent visit at Shakti, a high end Aveda salon in Kingston, PA. As soon as I walked in I immediately felt welcomed. Everyone was so friendly and kind! I felt like a I was talking to old friends. The salon itself is gorgeous. An abundance of natural light streams in through the large windows making the salon have a very airy, bright, and cheerful atmosphere.

I had a mani, pedi, hair gloss treatment, and cut done. I’ll tell you, this mama needed some rest and relaxation and Shakti delivered just that! All of the products used were Aveda and are shown here. I’ve been a long time fan of Aveda and their natural ingredients. My hands and feet were so soft afterwards (the foot bath was heavenly!) and I adore the OPI color we chose. It’s really pops for summer! After the mani and pedi, I got a hair gloss treatment followed by the cherry almond shampoo and conditioner. It smells sooo yummy! Lastly, I had a cut with long layers put in and then styled with some curls. My hair looks the best it ever has. It feels soft, is incredibly shiny, looks healthy and has beautiful movement to it. 

I knew that I was going to be at the salon for about four hours so I wanted to dress in something comfortable, but also chic enough to go be able to go out afterwards. This tie-sleeve swing dress fits the bill! The color I’m wearing is currently sold out, but seven additional colors still remain. I love how soft the dress is and the cute little tie details on the cap sleeve with an open accent. It’s currently on sale too! 

I honestly cannot thank everyone enough for my wonderful experience at Shakti. I really do not treat myself very often with beauty services so this was truly a treat. It was honestly my first mani and pedi too! That’s hard to believe, but I’ve always done them myself. I couldn’t stop smiling as I saw all of the results. Thank you again Shakti! 

Shakti Salon has a very special new guest offer going on right now for $20 off your next service. Get the coupon HERE 

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xo, Amanda  

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  

Nordstrom Sale Beauty Favorites

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Good morning, friends! Today I wanted to share some of my top beauty favorites in this year’s Nordstrom anniversary sale. To me, this is where you get the biggest bang for your buck. While I’m all about getting some great fashion finds, it’s our beauty products that we use day in and day out. Ive used some of the products listed here, including the Kate Somerville Scrub, Moroccan Oil, T3 Blow Dryer, Lancôme Concentrate, Kihel’s, and the SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror, and cannot day enough good things about them. This is a fantastic time to stock up on all of your favorites and even try some new goodies out too.  

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xo, Amanda  

Sensor Mirror Trio

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Simple Human Illuminated Mirror c/o || Floral Fleece Robe c/o || Pink Bow Hair Tie ||

Good morning and happy Tuesday! One of my favorite parts about the morning is getting ready for the day. I find it very relaxing to take my time sipping my coffee while I go through my daily routine, which includes doing my makeup. Having good light is essential, especially when applying eyeliner. This illuminated mirror, with three different magnifications (1x, 5x, 10x) gives exceptional detail and allows you to achieve flawless pro-quality makeup application. The mirror has numerous light settings as well with simulated natural sunlight and even a candlelight setting. I really love the built-in motion sensor, which lights the mirror up automatically as you approach it. I personally use the 5x magnification side on a daily basis and love love love the sunlight mode. The light is truly amazing and worth every penny. This mirror is a game changer for makeup application.  


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  

 

Jet Setter With Glossybox

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Happy Friday and Memeorial Day weekend! With summer weather on the cusp, it’s no wonder that everyone is starting to make their travel plans and pack their bags! Preparing for travel season, Glossybox made sure to stock their boxes with beauty essentials to keep you looking and feeling fly before and after take-off. Now, onto the goodies! 

 1. Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau De Parfum: From the storied fashion house comes a truly transportice scent. Just a few spritzes of this innovative blend of white cactus flower and creamy orris brings to mind expansive landscapes, adobe sunsets, and soft mountaintops.  

2. DHC Skincare Deep Cleansing Oil: This Japanese beauty cult favorite facial cleanser, which stars olive oil, promises to melt away (including waterproof mascara) and impurities alike, while delivering protective antioxidants straight to where you need them the most. 

3. John Masters Organics Evening Primrose Shampoo For Dry Hair & Lavender & Avacado Intensive Conditioner: Bring dry, tired hair back to life with these nurturing botantical blends, comprised of strengthening evening primrose oil, soothing lavender, and conditioning avacado oil, which will leave hair shiny and renewed. 

4. Laritzy Cosmetics Shade Stix In Aloha: Get your glow on! This buildable cream formula gives off the perfect sun kissed glow, regardless of how bright it is. Simply swipe where you want some radiance, blend with fingers, and you’ll be a silky smooth bronze goddess in no time! 

5. Tree Hut Protecting Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Refining Rose: This lightweight daily moisturizer delivers vitamin-rich rosehip oil, healing carrot seed oil, sea buckthorn and SPF 30 for busy days spent exploring. 

 

Cheers to Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone has a blast. Stay safe and have fun :)

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  

Make Waves

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T3 Single Pass Wave c/o || Pink Pearl Top c/o || AG Skinny Jeans || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o ||  

Welcome May and happy May Day!  May just so happens to be one of my favorite months and though I may be partial to it because it’s my birthday month, I can’t help but feel an over excitement that the month has arrived. Speaking of, today is also “It’s Gonna Be May” for all of the *NSYNC and Justin Timberlake fans! Did anyone happen to see their walk of fame ceremony yesterday? Ava and I watched the live stream of it. Sadly, they did not reunite for a song, but it was fantastic to see hem all together again! The crowd kept chanting “reunite, reunite, reunite” so I’m definitely not alone in this wishful thinking, haha. 

The one brand I know I can count on for  flawless hairstyling is T3 Micro. I quickly became a fan the moment I tried my first curling wand from them and have not looked back. Their new SinglePass Wave is designed for all hair types and for women who want fast styling with beautiful and healthy results. We’re talking about some gorgeous summer sunshine type of shine for your hair! T3’s custom blend Tourmaline + ceramic barrels emit negative ions that seal the cuticle fast, to retain moisture and produce healthy, shiny results. The lightweight design includes five adjustable heat settings ranging from 260F-410F and a SmartTwist dial to easily turn the tool on/off and regulate the temperature. Along with the Tourmaline + ceramic barrels technology comes the new T3 digital SinglePass technology allowing for a consistent temperature, one pass styling, and flawless, frizz-free waves.  

xo, Amanda  

Look Good Feel Great // April Glossybox

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 April Glossybox c/o || AG Skinny Jeans || Humble Chic Button Down c/o (Similar) || 

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  April is officially the first full month of spring and with that comes celebrating beauty from the inside out. The items in this months box are meant to amplify your natural beauty with restorative products that will literally make you radiate from within. Below is a list of all of the goodies! Enjoy!!

  1. Rituals Foaming Shower Gel  : Rituals cult favorite gel-to-foam body wash boots your shower experience with uplifting natural essences that cultivate feelings of peace and positivity. Massage into a lather and get foaming to feel totally renewed.  
  2. Oolution Eye Love  : This detoxifying formula, with more than 54 active organic ingredients, keeps the delicate skin around the eye area bright and smooth.   
  3. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Restore + Revive Bi-Phase  : Thos unique bi-phase treatment/styler, conprimed of natural oils, activated curl definition, restores shine, controls frizz, and restores 2-3 day-old hair back to its original glory!  
  4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Towlettes Oil Free Faces Wipes  : Just one swipe of this gentle face wipe will clear away makeup, impurities, and even microscopic pollution particles. This no-rinse formula, which is packed with skin-clearing infredtlike micro-exfoliating Lopo-Hudroxy Acid, also tightens pores and helps refine skin texture.  
  5. Karl Lagerfeld + Modelco   Baled Blush In Rose Beige  : This gorgeous bakes blush from Karl Lagerfeld + Modelco, serves as the perfect highlighter, which will make you glow, seemingly from within. Thanks to micronized pigments that brighten and highlight every complexion, you’ll look natural, but radiant, all day long!   

xo, Amanda  

Sound Sleep Cocoon

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Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon c/o || Floral PJ Set c/o (Use the code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off!) || 

Good morning, friends! Today I’m excited to talk about a new transformative night gel-cream from Dermalogica called Sound Sleep Cocoon. I’ve been using mine for about one month and feel confident to talk about the results I’ve seen. I always put the Sound Sleep Cocoon on as my last step for the night followed by spritzing a lavender-vanilla most on my pillows to help me sleep. 

Now, let’s talk a little bit about skin in genreal. It’s actually nocturnal! It regenerates and repairs itself at night while you sleep. The maximum nighttime skin repairs occurs between 9pm until midnight. In our busy world, not all of us get enough sleep though, yours truly included. For all of the nights when you don’t get enough rest, the Sound Sleep Cocoon is here to help by promoting skin repair so you can wake up with glowing skin by morning. My skin definitely looks refreshed and feels very soft by morning. 

The key ingredients in the gel-cream are Persian silk tree extract, which provides antioxidant protection, reduces the signs of fatigue and brightens tired skin. The next ingredient is quite-shy-ya fruit extract. This promotes a refined, even skin texture and illuminates dull skin, visibly increasing radiance by morning. Lastly, the motion-activated lavender oil is released throughout the night as you toss and turn helping you Sleep even in restless nights. The lavender is so soothing to the senses. I love putting this gel-cream on and immediately smelling the soothing scent. It’s not overwhelming, but pleasently in the background. 

 

xo, Amanda  

Get Your Glow On

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Dermalogica all c/o || Precleanse || Daily Microfoliant || Phyto Replenish Oil || Hydrablur Primer ||  

Happy Monday, friends! I was recently introduced to a skincare brand I had heard so much about and definitely wanted to give a try. For those of you that do not know, I’ve struggled with acne my entire adult life. Having to deal with this has led me to become very passionate about my skin care routine. It’s very exciting to find a company with products that deliver on their promise and are just as passionate about skin care as I am. After trying these products for about one month, I am truly impressed with each one. My favorite of the four were the daily microfoliant and the phyto replenish oil, which I’ve incorporated into my daily routine. 

The Precleanse is an oil that gently removes everything from waterproof mascara to chewing gum in hair! It removes excess oil without clogging pores. It was very relaxing to massage this oil over my dry face for a minute or two and then add water to emulsify. After using a cleanser, I would the  use the Daily Microfoliant, which I love. My face always does better when I exfoliate it everyday. Many exfoliants are only to be used two to three times a week so it’s definitely a plus that this one is for daily use. It’s a powder that you activate by adding water in your hands to create a creamy paste. It gently smoothed away dulling skin cells for instantly brighter skin! I would end my nightly routine with the Phyto Replensih Oil, a true all star of the group. I use 5-6 drops and then gently press onto my skin. This oil strengthens the skin’s natural barrier to create a luminous antioxidant shield against free-radical damage. The Hydrablur Primer locks in hydration and provides a light, neutral coverage that can be worn alone or under makeup. This primer blues the appearance of fine line and mattifines shine. I honestly am horrible with primers, haha. I forget to put them on in the morning before my foundation, but when I would remember to wear the primer, it did smooth everything out and I didn’t have to use as much foundation as normal. A win in my book! 

xo, Amanda  

March Glossybox + Women & True Beauty

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March Glossybox c/o || Ruffle Top c/o || Skinny Jeans || Steve Madden Rose Gold Flats (Old, Similar) || Blush Bench || 

Good morning and happy Thursday! Today I’m excited to bring you the latest Glossybox for March, which is celebrating true beauty for International Women’s Day. We’re reflecting on those amazing ladies in our lives who lead by example, lifting us up when we need it, and singing along side of us when we're feeling fabulous. For me, that woman who I admire for her strength, perseverance, ability to do-it-all, and never give up even when life was unfair to her is my mom. She was strong, warm, kind, and represented true beauty to me inside and out. I could not have asked for a better role model or mother. I miss her every single day of my life. Likewise, I’m also teaching all of the qualities my mother instilled in me to my beautiful daughter. My mother’s love and beauty shines bright from within Ava. 

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Now, without further ado, onto the beauty box. I love receiving these boxes monthly boxes. It’s like a mini Christmas every time! I’m wearing the eyeshadow stick that’s included and also the concealer and makeup primer all of which I’ll preview below with the product descriptions. This months box is filled with hard-working, multi-benefit products that will keep you looking and feeling like the girl boss you are.  

Cover FX Perfect Pencil Concealer: Tie versatile tool can be used to define lip and eyebrow arches and conceal trouble spots in an instant. This formula is also waterproof. I thought this did a great job at covering up little imperfections like a single pimple here and there. 

Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect + Matte Veil: Seeking a gorgeous completing? This is your new go-to! Designed to keep skin shine-free and perfect all day, this lightweight primer smooths away imperfections and minimizes the look of pores. Another benefit? The multifunctional formula also gifts blemishes, promising nothing but clear days ahead. This went on so smooth and helped my makeup go on even smoother with little shine throughout the day. Definitely a keeper!   

Form Beauty Multitask: 3 in 1 Leave In Lotion: This 3 in 1 hair perfected will detangle, soften, and refresh your look in one go. Designed to also strengthen your strands against breakage, this nutritive mist, which is infused with coconut oil, Arian oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil will keep any style, from beach waves to tight braids, looking fierce. 

 Dw Bruyère Beauté Jumbo Eye Pencil- Bubble 07: Ladies on the go will love this super creamy jumbo eye pencil in the perfect shade of khaki, which can be used as an eyeliner or an eyeshadow. This is definitely a gorgeous color for everyday use and can be layered on for a more dramatic take. 

 Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer: Leave it to the nail pros to perfect a lawyer line, available in shades ranging from barely there to deep indigo, that looks as good on day ten as day one. Apply two thin layers, seal with a top coat. 

xo, Amanda