Friday, December 1, 2017

ColorProof - Color Care for Hair

Shiny and Bright Holiday Kits are available now from ColorProof. If you have color treated hair like me, some shampoos and conditioners can leave your hair feeling like you didn't even use any product. That is not the case with this brand. This shampoo has a really great lather and leaves my hair feeling smooth after rinsing. It could be more of a girly smell for me (the scent of the shampoo is called Gingered Amber Essence), but it's a great unisex brand that everyone can use, and the lather really makes up for the lack of feminine scent. The conditioner work great as well, leaving my hair feeling soft, smooth, and manageable after towel drying. The conditioner is scented with Mojito Mint Essence and it does leave a little tingle on the scalp after rinsing. It brought me back to Graham Webb Ice Cap days.

The HumidityRX  Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray also comes with this kit. This spray calms down my wild hair and leaves a nice shine. This has a great smell and it's a lightweight spray so my hair does not dry all clumped together. It's a really natural look and feel and I do not have to go back after it dries to fix & adjust it again. 

They have three sets available right now and they go for $34 each:

ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperRich Holiday Kit
This is the one I picked since I have medium color treated in hair in need of hydration.

ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperPlump Holiday Kit
This is for color treated hair in need of body and fullness. Boosts volume while prolonging color life.

ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit
Instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness

ColorProof products can be found at multiple salon locations throughout Connecticut. It can also be ordered directly online from ColorProof here:

Great line I recommend checking out.

Thanks ColorProof for sending this over!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Last week, I showed you a great moderately priced skincare cream. This week, I am excited to share with you my favorite luxury skincare cream. I was introduced to Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream over a year ago and I was immediately hooked. I try tons of face creams as a beauty blogger, and this is one I never stop using, and always go back to.It's a lightweight anti-wrinkle day cream and it has floral scent that constantly reminds me of a fresh flower Hawaiian lei when I apply it. It's quick to absorb and my skin loves it. This is my #1 pick for skincare as far as face creams go.

Today's Black Friday Special is buy one, gift one at 50% off. There will also be great deals available on Cyber Monday.A 50ml size goes for $128. To find out more about the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, or to order, please go to:

Help reduce the depth of wrinkles, and improve your skins firmness and hydration in 15 days.

It was voted 'Best for Mature Skin' - Harper's Bazaar 150 Best of the Beauty Awards 2017.

Nordstrom carries Elemis and it's also available at the Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Thank You Elemis for sending this over!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Youth To The People - Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care

This is a great line to check out and the perfect size stocking stuffer! Youth To The People makes anti-aging skin care that comes from superfoods. Since the temps have been dropping, I have stepped away from my regular moisturizer just to switch it up. I have been using the KALE + SPINACH GREEN TEA HYALURONIC ACID Age Prevention Moisture Cream and it's a really NICE product and I would recommend this.

This is a lightweight yet moisture rich cream that can be used during the day, or at night. My skin feels moisturized without it feeling to greasy, or too much. It does not smell at all, just a light cream scent. Kale and spinach are said to be rich in a variety or potent antioxidants that help reduce skin inflammation. 

This goes for $42 for 2 oz and you can find it in stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, or you can go directly to the YTTP website to order here:

All vegan ingredients, designed and made in California, all glass packaging, & made in small batches.

Thanks Youth To The People for sending this over to me!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sinful Colors Nail Polish

You can't go wrong with nail polish stocking stuffers for only around $1.99 each! Sinful colors nail polish has launched a new line called Color Beyond and it has some vibrant colors to pick from. A few colors from the set are called Berry Charm (deep berry red), Planet Out (dark green moon metal glitter), & Endless Blue (vivid blue) and they are all great eye popping colors.

Whether your looking for the traditional holiday red, gold & silver sparkles, or neutrals and whites, Sinful Colors has you covered. These are really fun to mix and match together. I tried a few different colors together. I used Jade Kat, then I used Let Me Go as a base with Cosmotion (sparkles) over the top on one finger.

Jade Kat is a shimmering emerald green shade
Sinful Colors can conveniently be found at retailers like Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walgreens, & Stop & Shop just to name a few. To find out more about Sinful Colors Nail Polish and to find out the complete list of stores that carry the brand, please go to:

Snow Me White, Glass Pink, & Let Me Go
Thank You Sinful Colors for sending these out to me!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dharma Nutrition Bar

Dharma Bars are USDA organic, vegan, gluten free, & kosher nutrition bars that have great texture and they are good for the body. The word Dharma means purpose, and this is a "Food with Purpose". It's a healthy anytime snack or you can choose a specific bar for before/during/after hiking, workouts, & yoga etc. 

Dharma Bars come in three different flavors:
Endurance - Chocolate Almond Date - natural sugars, healthy fats & fibers to fuel the body
Balance - Vanilla Coconut Almond - cinnamon, coconut, and vanilla calm the soul
Recover - Cocoa Hemp Cherry - raw cocoa, hemp seeds & cherries repair the mind and body

These plant-powered bars were created by veteran Chef James Ricciuti. He is also an endurance athlete and wanted to develop something, "to help nurture the self, spirit, soul and balance of each and every person."

Dharma was kind enough to send over some bars for us to check out. My personal pick of the group was the Balance bar - vanilla, coconut, almond. They go for $2.59 to $2.99 per bar, or you can get a case of 12 for $30.

To find out more more about Dharma bars, or to order, please go to:

Monday, November 13, 2017

Terrain in Westport, CT Nov 18th Holiday Open House

If you love florals & greenery and a garden setting, Terrain in Westport is a beautifully decorated comforting atmosphere where you go to shop, grab a coffee, or have an organic farm-to-table meal. This Saturday they are having their annual Holiday Open House from 12-5pm and it's a great way to get into the holiday spirit because they will be having workshops, demos, carolers, and a tree lighting. Outside they have an inviting fire burning with logs and blankets and it looks like a great spot to sit and have a warm drink.

They have tons of great gifts and home decor to pick from. I stopped by Terrain to visit and to look for a few new candles that are being launched there as well. The first candle is called La Belle Mèche (that translates to "the beautiful wick") and these are naturally scented, 100% made in France, hand-poured in Grasse, made from soy wax, and have a lead-free cotton wick. These come in a ton of fragrances all created with a well known perfumer in Grasse, they burn for 50 hours and they go for $39.50 each. Grasse is a town in France that is considered to be the world's capital of perfume.

La Belle Mèche was kind enough to send me a few of their candles over to check out and enjoy for myself. My favorite top scents are Rose Patchouli, Cèdre Poivrè (Atlantic Pine Forest), and Pamplemousse Citron Vert (Grapefruit infused with fresh notes of lime). They actually have over a total of 30 different intoxicating scents to pick from. La Belle Mèche also offers essential oil candles, and colored candles.

To find out more, or to order from La Belle Mèche from Terrain, please go to:

Thanks La Belle Mèche!

The next candle is called Mad et Len and it also comes to us from the French Alps. Two globe-trotting adventurists settled down and started making these organic candles. Major cool factor - they have a blacksmith friend that makes the hand-forged black iron tins that house the aromatic candles complete with snuff lid.

Beautiful looking and they have a rich evocative smell that lures you in. They are poured in hand batches, with essential oils of undiluted flowers, woods and spices.These candles burn for around 65 hours (10.5 ounce size) and go for around $110-$425 each depending which scent and size elected.  These are now being sold at the Terrain location in Westport, but they not listed online just yet.

Terrain serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it is a high-end place to shop and eat plus it's a great beautiful space to experience. To find out more about Terrain, or to shop online, please go to:

Cafe & Dining area
Here are also a few great gifts ideas and decorating ideas I spotted while browsing around Terrain:

Amaryllis bulbs dipped in wax

Twig slice wreath

Grow your own Mushrooms, all different species
The Zenza Lighting Collection

Comfy Winter throws on bench
Stargazer Starry Glass Ornaments

Friday, November 10, 2017

Glo Skin Beauty Lip Colors

Glo Skin Beauty offers innovative skincare and nourishing mineral makeup. Here are a few of the seasons hottest lip crayons and lipsticks to check out for the Holidays coming up. 

They offer two types of crayons. One is called Suede Matte Crayon ($18 each) for longwear and it has a velvety-smooth finish and it comes in 7 vibrant colors to pick from. The other is a Cream Glaze Crayon ($18 each) for high shine lip color and that's available in 6 colors.

The Lipstick is a creamy, longwear lip color ($24 each) that lasts and it's available in 16 colors. It has a blend of antioxidant Vitamins A, C, E, and Green Tea Extract plus titanium dioxide to add some natural UV protection.

I like both of the products and they have a great color spectrum to pick from. They offer great neutral day colors and more dramatic night colors. My favorite holiday red is the Suede Matte Crayon color called Bombshell.

Great packaging with black containers and the lipsticks are in heavy solid cases. Both are easy to apply.The brand can be found at select Spa's and Salons across New England. To order directly, or to find a location nearest you, you can check on their website:

Thanks Glo Skin Beauty for sending these over! Looking forward to wearing them.

*Cruelty Free Brand

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hard ♥ Candy

Hard Candy has recently launched some new eye-popping fragrances. Hard Candy's Pink Eau de Parfum is a floral musk and it goes for $8.23 for 8 fl oz. Hard Candy's Black Body Mist is sweet - with floral, fruit, and sugary notes and it also goes for $8.23 for 8 fl oz. They are not heavy scents and each offer a refreshing mist of something different.

The brand has been exclusively sold at Walmart store since 2009, and it's a popular & affordable brand with the Millenials. Hard Candy was king enough to send over some of their products for me to check out. So, let's check out a few more of the many products they offer.

The Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors go for $7.15 each and it comes in 14 full-coverage bold colors that won't fade. I tried the color Heather which was a nice Fall brown shade. It comes in a really nice case, nice thin tube and application brush, so it's easy to apply and accurate.

The Hard Candy Sassy Eyes Sultry Eye Shadow Palette goes for only $9.35 and offers 9 wonderfully awesome neutrals to pick from, plus eyeshadow primer, a mini Take Me Out liner in Soy, and a dual ended applicator. The palette also includes an instructional card with 3 start to finish natural looks. This a great palette with lots of nice colors for the price.

The Take Me Out Liner in Treasure Chest for $4.95 is a totally fun glitter eyeliner pencil that has a sharpener in the cap. It's also available in chrome, glitter, bold and basic shades if black glitter is not your color.

Take Me Out Glitter Eyeliner in Treasure Chest
Glow All the Way can be applied to face & body for a luminous, sun-kissed bronze glow. It goes for $5.68 and it's available at Walmart for in-store purchases only.

The Matte Finish goes for $8.25 and it sets makeup or skin with an even, natural color.

The Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter goes for $7.15 and it leaves skin with an iridescent shimmer that diffuses light.

Lastly, The Just Glow Baked Illuminating Duo goes for $8.00 and offers two baked powders to reflect light so your skin looks great in all kinds of lighting.

To find out more about Hard Candy, please go to:

Thanks Hard Candy!!