Drugstore Buy of the Week - Yes to Grapefruit Pore Perfection Toning Mist

The newest addition to the Yes to Grapefruit line is one you'll love this summer!  Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Pore Perfection Toning Mist, 5.2 Fl Oz has a 96% natural formula with powerful ingredients like grapefruit, kakau plum and vitamin C, which are all proven antioxidants and moisturizers.  

The formula is perfect for those of you with normal to combination skin in particular, because it provides mild toning as well as added hydration. Like the other products in the Yes to Grapefruit  line, this also helps with uneven skin tone/mild hyper pigmentation with regular use.

The spray smelled as amazing as I had imagined (like REAL grapefruit), with a nozzle  on the twist cap that allowed me to set the spray to very fine, direct mist (loved this!).  The spray evaporated quickly and didn't leave any film or residue - just a beautiful glowy finish.

I loved using this after cleansing my skin in the evening on very hot days, at the end of the work day to refresh, as well as to set my makeup.

Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Pore Perfection Toning Mist is perfect to keep in your gym bag, and for added refreshing, store this in the refrigerator! - RLB

Purchase Here: Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Pore Perfection Toning Mist, 5.2 Fl Oz  Also Available at Target and most drugstores, nationwide.

*This product was provided by Yes to Grapefruit PR for reviewing purposes.

Budget Beauty Find - Rimmel Keep Calm Lip Balm

Borrowing from the famous British phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" ( At the start of WWII the British printed this phrase on posters as a way to raise the morale of the British public), Rimmel has created a line of 6 tinted lip balms with fun spins on that very phrase.

Each of the Rimmel Keep Calm Lip Balm shades offers a light wash of color, in berry, pink, red and coral versions.

These balms feature bright, fun designs and are great for teens/tweens just starting out with makeup, and adults who just want a simple, more natural look, for weekends, working out, etc.
Two of my favorite shades are Keep Calm and Rock is a neutral, warm, mid-tone pink shade, which gave me a light berry-pink wash of color. Keep Calm and Play is a mid-tone orange shade, which gave me a orange/coral wash of color (perfect for summer tanned skin!).  

All of the balms are moisturizing and have a very light slightly powdery flower scent (it's not a fruity or citrus one, as you might imagine from the colors/packaging), which I really liked.  Both the scent and flavor evaporated very quickly however.

The balms have a great smooth texture, and a creamy feel when I applied it to my lips.  I also loved the amount of hydration I got with them.  I had soft, hydrated lips all day, with just a small touch up in the late evening.

The color staying power is not like that of a stain, of course, but I was very impressed with how long with color did last, when I applied a few layers of the balm.  Even with eating/drinking I got about 4+ hours of continuous color.  I think you just might go back and get another one after you try your first! - RLB

*These products were provided courtesy of Rimmel PR for reviewing purposes.

Fragrance Find - Marc Jacobs Daisy

I've certainly been on a roll with the Marc Jacobs beauty finds over the last few weeks!

So, today I'm going to share another one with you.

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray is not brand new, and he has launched several fragrances/flankers since this one in 2007, but I recently had the opportunity to try it and wanted to share with you just how great a scent it still is.

While the glamorous, feminine and whimsical packaging certainly has always grabbed my attention, it turns out that it's perfect balance of a crisp scent with a sweet floral is what really made me love this.

Within seconds of my first spray, the clean, bubbly and dry notes blended with the subtle Gardenia and Jasmine.  This is a perfect scent to wear during the summer and it never got too heavy or strong.  As the scent developed on me, I noticed a bit more of the floral notes and some slight sweetness than melded into a warm and still slightly floral dry down. The staying power was very good (over 6+ hours for me) with no touch up, as well.

This was the pefect scent to reach for whether it was for work, the weekends or parties.  It's very youthful and "uplifting" in feel (much like those flowers on top of the bottle!).

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy is the perfect fragrance gift for both the fragrance connoisseur as well as for someone you may not know what their fragrance "type" is at all. Another bonus: this seemed to be a big "thumbs up" for many men I came in contact with, and got a lot of compliments.

Do you want your fragrance to feel feminine, flirty yet still sophisticated?  Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy is the scent you'll keep reaching for again and again.. - RLB

Purchase Here: Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray

Fragrance notes:

Top: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, 
Middle:Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, 
Base: Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.