Natural Beauty Find - KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant


KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant 1.01 oz
Natural deodorants *(which prevent odor, not perspiration like an aluminum based antiperspirant) are widely available these days, in all price points and from more and more brands.
Even though I know what to expect, I still have high expectations for a deodorant, which is why I was very happy with KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant.
KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant is made especially for the more sensitive underarm skin and features natural deodorant actives that offer protection against body odor, and yes sweat as well. Some of these actives are: Equisetum Extract which offers natural protection against sweat and body odor, Lipoaminoacid which eliminates the flora associated with unpleasant odors and Polysaccharides from Corn which delivers a mattifying effect.
KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant is currently in a roll-on format (no stick version yet) and the liquid is creamy and soft.  It felt soothing and hydrating to my underarms when applying - even after shaving. It has an almost imperceptible, light powdery scent that didn't compete with any of my other fragrances or products. The liquid took about a minute or two to dry completely on my underarms, but once it did, it was completely invisible, with no transfer on to my clothes, or flaking on my skin.
I would apply KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant early in the morning, and by afternoon, I still felt it working - I had very little wetness and odor was minimal.  On average it performed very well for a 8+ hour day.  Sometimes if it was very hot, or I had been very active I would reapply in the early evening, but all in all it did work for 24 hours.
At 1.01 oz, this works for travel or your gym bag (Note: it is in a sturdy glass bottle) and I love KORRES Equisetum 24h Deodorant packaging, with it's soft, feminine colors and beautiful script on the label.  It makes me happy when I open my bathroom medicine cabinet :) - RLB

*This product was provided courtesy of Korres PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Beauty on the Go
I've told you many times how much I LOVE the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and I'm so happy they're expanding the line to another important body part - the lips!


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter is their first lip balm and it's currently included in a cute travel sized duo with also includes a small Bum Bum Cream, called  Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Beauty on the Go.

The lip butter scent is a departure from the amazing caramel pistachio of the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, but it's still great.  Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter has the scent of Dolce de Leche (caramel vanilla) that's as yummy as a cupcake, but not overly sweet.


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter is rich and creamy, but not overly oily.  It sank into my lips without a oily or sticky residue and made them soft and smooth.  Now that the air is turning colder, I find that when I add a layer of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter before applying lip color in the morning and my lips hold up staying hydrated and soft during the day.  I also like using a heavier layer at night before bed as a lip treatment, and I wake up with soft lips that never feel dry or flaky.


It's a large size, you do you get a good amount for the price. As with the other products in the line, it also has the bright, cheery yellow/white packaging that they are now known for.   - RLB 

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Beauty on the Go
This set contains: 
- 2.5 oz/ 75 mL Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 
- 0.21 oz/ 6.2 g Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter 

Purchase Here: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Beauty on the Go  Note: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter will also be a stand-alone product in November!

Hair Care Find - Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets


Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets

If you have curly or relaxed hair and/or get blow outs and are prone to frizz, you will NOT want to leave home again withouNunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets.

You May Also Like: All Caps Blow Out Hair Cap

Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets provide the convenience and hair conditioning power of Coconut Oil in a small disposable wipe.  Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets are individually packaged and provide the perfect amount of product to cover edges, ends and even very long or thick hair.  This formula is non-sticky, and doesn't make hair feel too oily, greasy or weighed down.  It gives hair a beautiful shine and has just a bit of holding power as well.  



Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets
I loved using Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets for ponytails at the end of the day, on my little one's curly hair on humid days or after a long day of travel  The sheets especially work well on hair that needs a refresher after a blow out.  

All you have to do is swipe the wipe through your hair and then give it a good brushing (or wide tooth comb for curly hair). In just a few minutes, hair looks just as fresh as the day you left the salon.  

Best of all, after applying Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets, hair stays soft and flexible.  They are even great to use as an overnight hair treatment.  In the morning hair is soft and smooth with lots of shine.  

Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets are small enough to not only throw in any purse or travel bag, but even in your jacket/jean pocket if you want to be hands-free on the weekends, and find yourself in need to smooth out your hairline or your ends! - RLB




Purchase Here: Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets

Beauty Find - KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin


KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin

If you have oily skin and need a gentle way to cleanse and remove makeup KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin are the answer.



KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes were perfect for my oily/combination skin particularly when it's very hot/humid.  They are textured to pick up makeup and give a light exfoliation,  but very soft, and not too wet. They cleansed my skin well and removed my eye makeup and long wear lip colors without burning my eyes or causing any irritation. 


The wipes left a light layer of fluid on my skin that absorbed within a minute.  I didn't have any oily or sticky film and my skin felt completely clean and fresh.  KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes cleared away surface oil in my t zone without making my skin overly dry.  


KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes are perfect for travel or updating makeup after coming home for work to go out for the night.  The pomegranate
infused in the wipe gives them a lovely, light scent that's a nice perk too! - RLB

Purchase Here:  KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing + Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin


*This product was provided courtesy of Korres PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack


The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack 1.7 oz
Ah...the pleasures of waking up with skin that looks better than when you went to sleep.

It's possible with The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack, which is an overnight sleeping mask/moisturizer that is one of my favorite new skincare must haves.




The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack is pale pink and has a creamy-gel consistency, which is concentrated, so I only needed about a dime's worth for my face. The feel when it immediately touched my skin was like water, but it soon turned to a more creamy texture. The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack is so effective because it's packed with Pink Peony, gogi berry, blueberry and cranberry which help to soothe, smooth and brighten skin, while also hydrating without a greasy feel.  It also has a pretty, light, Peony flower scent which I really enjoyed and was not overwhelming.


The water pack was easy to spread on my skin and absorbed within seconds with no sticky or tacky feel.  It didn't leave any traces on my sheets/pillow cases over night.

In the morning I was very impressed.  My skin was as soft as a baby's and with a beautiful glow.  My drier areas like my cheeks were supple and hydrated, and my combination areas did have any extra oil, but just a fresh, healthy glow.  The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack was gentle and non-irritating and didn't clog my pores.


I loved using this so much that I apply it several nights a week, but also on the weekends during the day as a refresher for my skin.  When the weather starts to really turn cold and dry, The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack will be on nightly rotation to help keep my skin looking its best. - RLB

Purchase Here: The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack 1.7 oz

Beauty Find - Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme


Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Deep 33 
I've been consistently impressed with Kat Von D products since trying her Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

Now I can add Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme to my list of faves from the brand.  This is one of those beauty products that promises A LOT - and it actually delivers.  The smooth, easily blendable and highly pigmented concealer offers full coverage for under eye and blemishes, and with it's added brightening finish, it was also be used to contour and highlight.
That makes this a true beauty multi-tasker that's worth every penny.


I used just the tiniest amount on my Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush and my under eye circles were instantly covered.  The shade, Deep 33 (Shown above)  was perfect for me. 

Note: There are an impressive 21 Shades in all.  The Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme shade range even includes a pure white, White Out, for dramatic highlighting and mixing into other shades to create custom tones. .


Some days all I needed was the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme and some setting powder.  But it also worked well with foundation if I wanted complete coverage.  My under eye area was completely covered, and the finish matte was bright without any added shine or shimmer. During the day there was no creasing in my under eye area 

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme  was creamy and hydrating without feeling or looking thick or cakey.  The concealer lasted all day into the night with no transfer or fading - even on very hot or rainy days.

I also loved using a bit on the bridge of my nose and cheekbones when I needed to get out of the door in a hurry in the morning. The highlight was subtle and natural, but just made my skin look fresher and prettier.
Purchase Here:  Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush

Drugstore Buy of the Week - Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo

Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo

While not everybody needs a detoxifying shampoo, they really can make a big difference if you use a lot of hair products during an average week (gel, dry shampoo, mousse, oils, hair spray) and/or have very oily hair.  Some detoxifying shampoos clean well, but can leave hair on the dry side, which doesn't work if you have naturally dry, very curly, relaxed or color-treated hair.


Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo  is the perfect solution.  It smells absolutely amazing, cleans product out of the hair well, and keeps hair soft, smooth and hydrated, without making it feel stiff or sticky

The scent of Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo (and the matching conditioner)  is exactly like a clean fresh citrus basil soap or candle. It smells very luxe and expensive!  The scent does linger on the hair throughout the day, but never overwhelmed me.

Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Conditioner




The shampoo is low lathering, but for all your bubble lovers, if you wash a second time, you'll notice more.  After rinsing out Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo  and applied the Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Conditioner which is creamy and spread easily, but not too heavy.  

Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Conditioner provided the perfect amount of moisture and my hair was smooth but didn't feel weighed down. 



I used the Shampoo  and Conditioner about 1x every other week rotating with other cleansers and found this to be the perfect combination.


If you've found that you need a clarifying cleanser, or have been curious about using one and don't want to break the bank, Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo is the one to try. - RLB


Purchase Here: Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo 

Purchase Here: Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Detoxifying Conditioner


Hair Care Find - All Caps Shower, Sleep, Spa Hair Cap



All Caps Shower, Sleep, Spa Hair Cap

You've just gotten a beautiful blow out (or blown out your hair at home) and it's smooth, silky and bouncy.

You want to keep it that way the next day don't you?


Purchase Here: All Caps Shower, Sleep, Spa Hair Cap


All Caps cap when open
All Caps hair cap is the answer for this (and for a few other beauty-related activities as you'll see in a moment).

All Caps is a hair cap that is reversible, washable and adjustable.  It's designed to maximize your blow out, protect your hair while sleeping or from water and moisture - and can be used on any length or hair texture.

The lightweight and packable cap fits any head size and easily covers your hair, no matter how long on thick it may be.  And it manages to do this all while keeping hair smooth and soft, even though the night, getting dressed, as well as during a beauty treatment, spa service, spray tan or massage.


Purchase Here: All Caps Shower, Sleep, Spa Hair Cap
All Caps cap when worn

The All Caps works 2 ways.  When I was sleeping or using it as a shower cap I placed the cap with the microfiber terry band and buttons (shown, left) centered on my forehead.  Then I pulled the back of the cap down toward my neck.  I tucked my hair into the cap and adjusted the sides with the elastic cords which gave me a perfect fit and allowed a firm, comfortable seal around my hairline from the streaming water and steam that cause frizz, etc.

When I wanted to use it with a deep conditioner, I turned it inside out so that the black material is on the outside and the waterproof dark silver material in on the inside. Then I put the cap on and adjusted the same way.  Once I was done with the treatment, I could wipe the inside of the cap  and rinse it clean. and wipe it dry.  Note: All Caps can also be washed by turning it inside out with the buttons on the inside and then put in the washing machine on a delicate cycle


If you have curly or relaxed hair that is dry and prone to breakage, All Caps is also an ideal sleeping cap, because of the silky interior to protect hair and the design that prevents it from falling on during the night

All Caps is a life changer that you won't want to be without after using it. - RLB

Purchase Here:  All Caps Shower, Sleep, Spa

This product was provided courtesy of All Caps PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - MAC Mineralized Charged Water Face + Body Lotion


MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion


It's true that there are a lot of great body lotion formulas in drug stores these days - and of course I feature the best with you right here!


But, every now and then there's a body care product that is more expensive than a drugstore brand that's worth every penny, and MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion qualifies.  

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion is a rich, yet gentle. hydrating body lotion made with diamond powder to brighten skin and ionized Charged Water technology that delivers immediate hydration and increases the overall capacity for hydration.


Not only is MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion an excellent moisturizer, but because it does double duty, it's the best value within the MAC brand, and even among other higher end moisturizers.  It's quite unique in that it's a lightweight formula with a tremendous amount of "slip" which allowed me to use a small amount to easily and completely cover areas like arms, chest, etc.  

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion  gave my skin instant, refreshing hydration that absorbed within seconds without feeling greasy at all.  The finish was a natural sheen and subtle glow. It's also intensive enough to use as a foot and hand cream.


And if you were wondering does MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion performs just as well on the face, it does.  It was perfect for day or night, and felt just as light and refreshing on my face.  It never clogged my pores or interfered with my makeup.  It's scent free and leaves no residue or grey/white color on skin once it dries.

For those makeup artists out there, MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion can also be mixed with shimmer, bronzer, and highlighter to add to shoulders, legs and decolletage  If you're in the market for a truly effective moisturizer that can work for face and body, as well as sensitive skin, take the plunge. - RLB

Purchase Here: MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face + Body Lotion