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Best of Spring Beauty
Ahh, the sweet scents of spring! There is nothing quite like the fragrance of cherry blossoms wafting on a gentle breeze to put a girl in the mood for spring. I had a little business excursion this morning, to the Presidio area of San Francisco. I haven't been over there in a little while and I almost forgot how absolutely gorgeous it is there! Exquisite views of the bay, the bridges, Alcatraz and the Palace of Fine Arts. Walkways meandering through green grass with blossoming trees and flowers everywhere. There was even a radiantly beautiful young woman having her bridal photos taken in one of the parks there …in her wedding gown and a pair of bright pink wellies! Adorable!
Anyhoo, having spent the morning being surrounded by so much beauty made me realize that it was high time I put together our Best of Beauty newsletter! The girls here at She She Me have been busy and bees searching out the best of the best in beauty products for spring. Check out a few of our favorites:
Anti-Aging Skin Care
Those who are beginning to see signs of aging usually worry about pesky gray hairs sprouting up. Now, as if fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin weren’t enough, some women have to worry about their hair turning orange! Anti-aging washes and creams with a high concentration of acid can strip hair color down, and cause it to fade to a light orange hue.
One way to prevent this is to use products with little or no acid in their ingredients. G.M. Collin is a new, anti-aging, dermo-corrective skin care line. Offering luxurious products resulting in more radiant, healthier, younger-looking skin, G.M. Collin products are created with the latest advanced and innovative anti-aging technologies. All products are scientifically developed on-site in Montreal and clinically proven to recapture a natural radiance with the help of modern technology.
A non-invasive dermo-intervention to visibly reduce the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Bota-peptide 5 is a light-textured fluid with a natural bouquet of bergamot, black currant, green apple, jasmine, musk, and cedar wood.
Made from plant stem cells, this advanced anti-aging serum harnesses free radicals, brightens the complexion, softens and smoothes the skin’s texture. It visibly improves the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the firmness of the skin.
A Breakthrough Way to Maximize your Manicure
File and Shape the Right Way
A natural nail should be shaped to mirror the shape of your cuticle.
This is the natural shape the nail grows and will keep the structure
of the nail intact. Breaking, cracking or splitting happens when the
nail shape is altered. Always file in one direction; Never saw back
and forth on the nail as this will shred the very delicate keratin
layers of the nail, causing chipping and nail peeling!
Sally Hansen Ahead of the Curve 2 Step Sapphire File: This
double-sided nail file features a two-part smooth and shape system
with medium grit on one side and fine grit one the other. Start with
the medium grit to adjust nail length and shape then follow with the
fine-grit outer curve for a perfectly smooth finish. ($4.49)
Pick your Hue
As the ultimate color authority, Sally Hansen has always been at the
cutting edge of nail innovation. First, Sally Hansen introduced the
first-ever polish to deliver five steps of a professional manicure
with the Complete Salon Manicure collection. Now the nail care leader
is upping the ante with two additional benefits-gel-like shine and
chip-resistance-for the ultimate 7-in-1 formula.
New pastels are dusty (I Lilac You), urban (Gray-T Escape) and not
your standard pink or lavender (Pink a Card) for a more wearable and
less traditional spin. $7.99 each
Looking for a way to fight frizz this spring? ColorProof just launched their newly reformulated and repackaged CrazySmooth Line, featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils, including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa. These next generation formulas are supercharged with the most sought-after, efficacious smoothing and color extending ingredients available worldwide. Breakthrough smoothing & de-frizzing technology instantly eliminates unruly frizz and imparts brilliant shine, while gently cleansing with an extremely mild, color protecting formula. The line includes a shampoo, (34.95) conditioner, ($34.95) and oil, (39.95) and all are available at salons nationwide.
No need to decide between art and beauty — check out the Laqa & Co Giftbox set. The
Somebody's Watching Me set features two Fat Lip pencils in trendy shades of
Wolfman and Lambchop. The smooth buttery texture coats lips in stunning,
glossy color and comes in a handy jumbo pencil that needs no sharpener.
Besides the beautiful lips that mom will be able to paint on her face, art
is included with each Laqa & Co package. Each box is a canvas for an up and
coming young artist, too.
R&R and Great Skin
Looking for a way to enjoy a little R&R and get gorgeous skin at the same time?! When Masks are the perfect solution for
busy women who need to give their skin the extra TLC it needs in a hassle
free face mask that is both time and budget friendly. When Masks use a
bio-cellulose sheet, a soft, gentle material made from coconuts that fits to
stay on your face. There are five different formulas available using this
material that is highly effective in delivering nutrients to the skin.
Travelmate is the perfect choice for women
on the go!
Treat Your Tootsies Right!
The countdown to sandal season has officially begun! L’Occitane’s latest addition to their ever-popular Almond Collection, Almond Foot Care, is a spring must-have.
Enriched with softening almond oil and almond milk, this cream also contains nourishing shea butter and mint essential oil, to refresh and purify. Ideal for dry feet, it makes them feel incredibly nourished. And a product plus? Almond Foot Care has a powdery finish, so you can put your sandals back on immediately after use!
Check out more of our favorites below! Also, be sure to enter for your chance to win a selection of smokey eye essentials from Rimmel London!
Enter to Win!
Smokey Eye Essentials from Rimmel London
The smokey eye has been all over the red carpet and runways this season, and this sultry look isn’t limited to blacks and greys. Kristen Stewart rocked the purple smokey eye at the Kids’ Choice Awards, and Emmy Rossum stepped out recently with a sultry green take. Check out all the essentials of a smokey eye from Rimmel London.
ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner: Start by lining and defining eyes with shocking color that lasts. This ultra smooth and creamy formula glides on easily, and the waterproof, sweat-proof, and smudge-proof liner is even safe for sensitive eyes. Available in 10 shades. (Shown: Purple, Black, Taupe)
ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks: Sweep on high impact color with a precision tip applicator that helps this ultra-soft shadow stick glide on for a shiny and luminous finish. Available in 9 shades. (Shown: Paranoid Purple, Gossip Green, Guilty Grey)
Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows: Add depth with this unique 4-shade palette with multi-reflective pigments that look perfect under any light. The velvety, creamy formula blends effortlessly for up to ten hours of wear. Available in 8 shades. (Shown: Green Park, Purple Reign)
ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara: Give lashes scandalous volume and lift with Rimmel’s newest breakthrough brush, made with a flat side for volume and a ball tip for lasting lift. The fiber-enriched formula adds length.
Enter for your chance to win a fabulous assortment of smokey eye essentions from Rimmel London! Just "follow" us on the Ask She She Blog and you will be automatically entered for your chance to be one of FIVE different winners!
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Multi-Task With Lavanila!
With summer Fridays and lazy afternoons still in the far future, every woman is working at lightning speed — trying to accomplish all their daily tasks. Good thing Lavanila Laboratories is here to check not one, but two boxes of that pesky to-do list!
WHAT IS IT? This sulfate-free formula gently cleanses hair, providing superior manageability, body, fullness and vibrant shine.
WHO IS IT FOR? All hair types.
WHAT DOES IT DO? A sulfate-free formula is milder than a regular sulfate-based formula, so it cleans without stripping the hair of its essential oils and helps protect color-treated hair from color loss. Helps prevent greasy hair and scalp.
HOW DO YOU USE IT? Apply to wet hair and massage in thoroughly. Rinse completely. Repeat if desired.
Being Sexy Shampoo contains “Fision Hair,” a unique blend of ingredients known to help revive the scalp and hair follicle for healthier looking hair. These ingredients work together to provide superior manageability, body, fullness and vibrant shine.
WHAT IS IT? This luxurious conditioner delivers body, condition and shine.
WHO IS IT FOR? All hair types.
WHAT DOES IT DO? Conditions and detangles as it provides superior manageability, body, fullness and vibrant shine. Helps prevent greasy hair and scalp.
HOW DO YOU USE IT? Apply to clean, wet hair. Massage in thoroughly. Rinse completely and style as desired.
Being Sexy Conditioner contains “Fision Hair,” a unique blend of ingredients known to help revive the scalp and hair follicle for healthier looking hair. These ingredients work together to provide superior manageability, body, fullness and vibrant shine. Protects hair from environmental factors and thermal styling tools.
Designer Collection™ Thickr™
WHAT IS IT? A daily-use thickening conditioner that strengthens and repairs while significantly increasing the quality and texture of hair.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone with fine, limp or lazy hair.
WHAT DOES IT DO? Contains strengthening agents to increase the thickness of the hair shaft and give hair a full-bodied appearance. Prevents dry, brittle hair and protects against the heat of appliances.
HOW DO YOU USE IT? Apply to clean, wet hair. Rinse thoroughly.
Designer Collection™ Thickr™
WHAT IS IT? A thickening shampoo that plumps up the cuticle to increase strength, lift and texture.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone with fine, limp or lazy hair.
WHAT DOES IT DO? A unique blend of surfactants, pH adjusters and nutrients, Thickr™ Shampoo gently cleanses the hair with a rich foam, leaving the hair shiny, soft and manageable.
HOW DO YOU USE IT? Apply to wet hair and lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary and follow with Thickr™ Conditioner.
RUSK Str8 Anti-Frizz and Anti-Curl Lotion
It’s time to tame your mane and say hello to spring! Prevent tangles, frizz and hair falling flat for stunning runway worthy styles.
Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting B.B. Cream SPF 15
With the weather warming up, your makeup and skincare routines can finally lighten up. What better way to do this than with the ALL NEW! Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting B.B. Cream SPF 15. This all-in-one balm instantly creates a luminous glow while evening out skin tone for a flawless finish. The complexion is perfected effortlessly while skin loving ingredients combat hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
The beauty benefits of this balm don’t stop there though and a built-in primer, moisturizer and SPF improve skin over time. Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, the formula is Noncomedogenic, paraben-free, hypoallergenic and Dermatologist-tested for a brighter day with every use! Available in-store at Walmart.
Bonding Over Beauty:
The Beauty Recipes E-Book
With her amazing book, Bonding Over Beauty, and fabulous website, BondingOverBeauty.com, Erika has shared her adorable D.I.Y beauty recipes. With tons of amazing beauty recipes you can simply do at home, she decided to create a D.I.Y e-book to share them and interactively show you, the reader, how to create them.
Bonding Over Beauty focuses on encouraging and strengthening the mother-daughter relationship through simple, fun, and intimate activities such as teaching your tween basic beauty rituals like painting her nails or making an organic face scrub from scratch. The book also helps mothers navigate sensitive topics that often arise with tween girls, from dealing with unwanted body hair to menstruation,and everything in between.
With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to jump on the latest skincare trend – Echinacea! Used in traditional American Indian medicine to help fight winter chills, this wonder flower is perfect for the big thaw before spring. The ideal ingredient for rebalancing oiliness on the skin, these beauty essentials featuring the wonder flower are sure to leave you flawless.
No skincare regime is complete without a multi-tasking serum so turn to the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel for high performance antioxidants. Rich in powerful botanicals and plant oils to help reduce fine lines, dryness and dullness this serum is the perfect addition to any evolving skincare routine. Complete with the powerful addition of Echinacea, this cream leaves skin feeling smooth, supple, hydrated and looking radiant!
For your daily moisture needs the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Wrinkle Repair Day & Night Cream is the perfect intensive moisturizer. Perfect for combating signs of wrinkles, this wonder cream uses Echinacea to visibly improve the look of skin. In no time skin feels softer, looks vibrant and shines brighter just in time for spring.
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