My favorite beauty and lifestyle products for May 2016
By Carla Snuggs
Summer is just about here and I'm back with this month's roundup chock-full of products that I love and that are also perfect for summer. Here are some of the BEST beauty products tried by myself (or contributors) throughout the month. What are some of your most fave beauty products you have tried this month? Leave your comments below!
Avon ANEW Products
Avon ANEW Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel ANEW’s most advanced peel is now available in an extra strength formulation. This one-step peel pad gives you all the strength of an in-office dermatological procedure without having to leave your home, delivering a high-performance anti-aging solution without drastic measures. In a clinical test, 100% of women showed improvement in skin’s texture and photodamage, and 97% reported an improvement in fine lines. Avon ANEW Vitamin C Serum is a brightening serum specially formulated to combat the first visible sign of aging: dull skin. It’s infused with antioxidants to leave your complexion utterly radiant in just two weeks. The star ingredient is Avon’s patented, first-to-market concentration of Vitamin C, which is 250% more potent than an average glass of orange juice. This 10% stable version of the vitamin shields skin from the free radical damage that causes premature aging.
ARI by Ariana Grande
The luscious and sexy fragrance opens with sparkling fruits and ultra-feminine floral scents, combined with musks, woods, and an addictive hint of marshmallow.
- Top Notes: Crispy Pear, Pink Grapefruit, Juicy Raspberry
- Middle Notes: Soft Muguet, Rose Buds, Vanilla Orchid
- Bottom Notes: Marshmallow, Creamy Musk, Blonde Woods
Madison Reed's Root Touch Up
Madison Reed's Root Touch Up Compact is an easy-to-use, “makeup-for-hair,”. The powder instantly covers roots and grays in-between color sessions. The formula’s micro-milled pigments set instantly, last until the next shampoo, and are rain, sweat, and pillow-proof. Available in seven shades to blend with any hair color, the Root Touch Up compact is enriched with keratin, argan oil and ginseng root extract to strengthen, protect and soften hair.
New Arbonne Cosmetics
I am in so in love with new launches from Arbonne. A naturally tan sheen is important nomatter where you're from. It all starts with a good foundation. Arbonne's Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder transforms any complexion to perfection. I usually avoid mineral foundation because it appears ashy on my skintone, but Arbonne goes on flawlessly and makes my skin glow. Red lipstick is classic of course, but never have makeup artists been as united on the shade front as they were this season. Indulge in a dose of moisture that's been married with color in Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Poppy.This luxurious formula is ultra-soft and delivers an efficacious blend of skin-conditioning watermelon and apple extracts to help lock in moisture, and peptides to help lips look instantly plumper.
Sonic Touch Cleansing System
Cleansing tools like Instrumental Beauty Sonic Touch Cleansing System are a great way to add gentle exfoliation into your skincare routine. “They cleanse the skin better than cleansers alone which makes them particularly helpful for oily and acne prone skin types,” says expert Dr. Hadley King, Board Certified Dermatologist at SKINNEY MedSpa. The dual silicone cleansing surfaces feature one side with fine cleansing points for extra gentle cleansing and the other side with broad cleansing points for deeper cleansing. No replacement brushes needed and it's waterproof!
Flawless Self-Tan Liquid is a great way to get a great sunless tan. Siimply and effortlessly glide the Self-Tan Liquid all over your body for a perfect and even tan. The fast drying, fast absorbing, transfer-resistant formula will give you stunning skin for several days. Platinum Face is the breakthrough in anti-aging features Apple Stem Cell Technology* Fake Bake has combined its award-winning self-tanning formula with ingredients that repair skin. As we age, the number of skin stem cells decreases. But every cell has the ability to regenerate new organs. The Face by Fake Bake Platinum ensures the longevity of your skin stem cells, essentially delaying biological aging. Purchase: Fakebake.com
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish
What goes better with a new pair of sandals than a fresh pedicure from Trust Fund's new summer colors?! The folks at Trust Fund take your outer beauty very seriously - that’s their business. Their nail polish is formulated with love in the U.S.A. and EU are always vegan and cruelty-free. If you are looking to minimize the toxic content you are exposed to, and you believe you can be beautiful without being cruel, Trust Fund has the most gorgeous nail colors for you, and a must-have for summer! Shop: Trustfundbeauty.com
Topganic Treat Hair Mask with Argan Oil from Morocco
Help tame frizzy hair, retain moisture and return shine with this nurturing mask. Enriched with argan oil, to stimulate scalp and hair growth while countering dryness and loss of elasticity, along with Vitamin A and jojoba oil to replenish hair’s moisture level, this mask provides flexibility, shine and softness for hair. Purchase: Topganic.com
It's time to update and upgrade your feminine hygiene .RepHreshhas 2 new pH-balanced washes to their line of women’s health products providing women 24-hour odor protection, relief and comfort for ultimate personal confidence. RepHresh™ Soothing Wash formula is pH-balanced and can be used for daily intimate care. It provides instant soothing relief and comfort with a lightly scented formula that continues to work for up to 24-hours. RepHresh™ Active Fresh Wash acts as a deodorizer and odor neutralizer for up to 24-hours and includes a freshening botanical+ complex of calendula, citrus fruit and ginseng root for instant freshness and continuous odor protection. Learn more Rephresh.com
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.