Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite beauty products for August 2014
By Carla Snuggs
One of my favorite parts of my job at Posh Beauty Blog, is trying a host of incredible products and creating edits. Here is the latest monthly roundup of the some of the BEST products tried by myself (or contributors) throughout the month in the categories of beauty, health and lifestyle (that were not otherwise featured this month). Here are some favorites for August 2014:
1. Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector.
I am a huge fan of beauty products that are multi-functional. Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector reduces pore size, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also brightens skin tone. It works great on dark spots and acne scars! A mix of imperfection blurring optical diffusers makes the skin’s surface appear completely flawless ($58, Miracleskintransformer.com)
2. Gabriel Cosmetics’ ZUZU Luxe Mosaic Illuminator
Gabriel Cosmetics’ ZUZU Luxe Mosaic Illuminator is the perfect product to help you get a sun-kissed glow. One of our most popular blog posts covers bronzers and highlighters for darker skinned beauties. I’d love to add this one to the list. Infused with the signature Gabriel Cosmetics formula of all natural, vegan and gluten free ingredients along with a multi-pigmented composition, this mineral powder will glide over the skin to create a smooth, effortless sheen, highlighting all the right places ($28.50, Gabrielcosmeticsinc.com and at your local Whole Food Market and Sprouts).
3. Crabtree & Evelyn’s NUD-EST Nail Lacquer Collection
Crabtree & Evelyn’s brand new NUD-EST collection is simply gorgeous!!! It’s 4 new shades of nail lacquer that are Subtle yet sensational, Bare yet bold. They apply beautifully, dry quickly and are formulated without camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde or toluene, leaving you with a rich, eye-catching color that lasts. Shades: Alabaster, Peaches & Cream, Almond, and Mocha ($6.00, in Crabtree & Evelyn stores and online at Crabtree-evelyn.com.
4. ToiletTree Water-Resistant Professional Skin Care Face and Body Brush System
I love this Face and Body Brush System because not only is it more affordable than many facial brush systems but it gets the job done. The Skin Care System comes with 4interchangeable brush heads: 2 face brushes (1 soft for sensitive skin, 1 medium for normal skin); 1 large body brush; 1 pumice sphere for tough foot skin. I love that it is water resistant so you can use it in the shower. Plus, it’s available in 6 colors: Pink, Purple, Green, Blue, Gray, and Black ($39.95, ToiletTreeProducts.com, Amazon.com, Brookstone.com and Frontgate.com) Now on sale http://buff.ly/1u2qIsu
5. Proactiv+ Makeup Cleansing Wipes
These disposable cleansing cloths are pre-moistened with a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that works to quickly and easily remove makeup. They feature a botanical blend of antioxidants and a soothing moisturizing complex to help nourish, protect, and condition the skin, as well as allantoin to soothe and condition it. They are safe for the entire face, including the eyes and the lips ($29.95 for Proactiv members; $38 for non-members, DiscoverProactiv.com or by calling 1-888-710-2161)
6. VioLife Slim Sonic Toothbrush
You’re probably thinking, “A toothbrush made the list.? Really?” Yes! I love my VioLife Slim Sonic Toothbrush because it brightens my morning with it’s fun and exciting colors and patterns. It has a slim, mascara-style vented cap design so it’s great to slip into your handbag, gym bag or desk drawer. It’s sonic powered, portable, and delivers a sparking smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. Plus, the Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head! ($15 at ULTA and Dillards and online at Violight.com)
7. Healthy Hoohoo Natural Feminine Wipes
Shower your most precious parts with freshness with these soft and gentle wipes. Healthy Hoohoo is designed to keep pH levels in proper balance. I love that they are tested on gal pals not animals and are "Leaping Bunny" cruelty-free certified! There are no harsh chemicals: no parabens, alcohol, sulfates or dyes. The wipes are also fragrance-free, gluten-free, and vegan They’re really great for travel, camping, yoga or just a fun day at the beach. Healthy Hoohoo makes a great portable last-minute refresher ($4.97, Healthyhoohoo.com).
8. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips quickly bond to dirt and oil and lift out all the things that clog your pores. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips can also reduce the appearance of pores over time. And now there are Limited Edition Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, which help teach you how to say “Free Your Pores” in English, French, Spanish, and Japanese in a multilingual print right on the pore strip. They’re so fun and make the perfect back-to-school beauty item ($6.99, Biore.com).
9. Every Beauty Infused Makeup Remover Pads
Every Beauty Infused Makeup Remover Pads made the cut because they are so convenient and great to take along on any of your any remaining summer and fall travel plans you may have. They have a special Cotton Plus Technology to remove makeup and dirt. All you have to do is add water to activate and wipe. You don’t have to rise or moisturize because each pad is infused with soothing Argan Oil Extract. I love them because they are 100% Natural, hypoallergenic, alcohol-free and paraben-free ($7.49, Everybeautybrand.com).
Press samples were provided by the brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
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