DEADLINE FOR ESSENCE+ULTA BEAUTY BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES 2.0 #ESSENCEGirlsUnited

The application deadline is quickly approaching for ESSENCE + Ulta Beauty Girls United: Beautiful Possibilities 2.0!

As previously announced, ESSENCE and Ulta Beauty will partner once again for this powerful mentorship initiative, where six young women (ages 16-19) will embark on a journey of tapping into their entrepreneurial and creative spirit and discovering their personal potential. The women selected for this program will have the opportunity of a lifetime—including the chance to work on a special capsule collection for Ulta Beauty, being mentored by top beauty industry leaders and influencers, and receiving $10,000 that can be put towards college.

 Applications are open until this Sunday, November 30th. For more details on ESSENCE Girls United: Beautiful Possibilities 2.0, visit http://www.essence.com/BeautifulPossibilities, or join the conversation on social #ESSENCEGirlsUnited #BeautifulPossibilities.

Manage Beautiful and Voluminous Curls with These Frizz Fighting Products

As the days heat up, our hair… grows outwardHair is naturally porous which allows for humidity to seep in expanding our strands making it poufy and frizzy. Instead of fighting it with high heat, embrace it!  With the right products, you can own frizzy hair and unveil naturally beautiful and voluminous waves and curls.

 

Renpure Whipped Coconut & Peony Shampoo & Conditioner ($7.99, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods) Formulated with pink jasmine and creamy coconut to help to stop hair breakage, fight scalp conditions, tame frizz and soften hair, while clementine leaves hair looking youthful and shiny. The collection is specially designed to enhance curly hair for a noticeably healthier look!

 

Gold ‘N Hot Professional Conditioning Heat Cap ($47.50, Amazon, ULTA): Restore hair’s natural beauty with the Gold ‘N Hot Professional Conditioning Heat Cap. With three thermostatically controlled heat settings for expanded versatility, the heated cap delivers ultra-deep conditioning that leaves hair sultry-soft and revitalized. The Reusable/Washable Inner Liner Cap cleans up easily after use, and the Adjustable Chin Strap ensures a snug, effective placement.

2019 Spring Beauty Pick: L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara

Using the right mascara is paramount to applying your everyday make-up.  This beauty technique can make the eyes appear larger and place emphasis on eyeliner or shadow.

There are so many mascara products; selecting one in the beauty aisle can be confusing!  For someone with smaller eyes, L’Oreal Paris is one of my favorite brands.

The bristles on the wand are small enough to grasp every tiny lash.  This particular mascara does not irritate my eyes and here’s a hint, I wear contact lenses.

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara has a deep pigment that truly makes my lids look voluptuous without the use of faux lashes.  My favorite color is Blackest Black.

What’s even better is that this particular product can be purchased at your local Walgreens, Target or ULTA for about $6.99-8.99.  Wow, this great price makes you want to buy an extra tube for a friend.

Apply two coats for a super voluminous look!  Don’t forget to toss after six months.  Check my Instagram Stories page @kwest1908 to see a before and after picture.  This is not an ad.

 

 

Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Collection: A Dynamic Duo

Introducing the NEW Bioré Skincare Blue Agave + Baking Soda Collection. The new Pore Cleanser, Instant Warming Clay Mask and Nourishing Whipped Detox Mask help deep clean and nourish combination skin by leveraging blue agave + baking soda in these new formulas. While Baking Soda deep cleans, Blue Agave provides conditioning benefits—making these ingredients a dynamic duo—for combination skin sufferers who need an exfoliating, deep clean while still being able to condition those dry patches.

 

Featured Photo from Byrdie

 

Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Balancing Pore Cleanser: Developed especially for those with combination skin, this everyday cleanser deep cleans the oily parts while smoothing and conditioning the rough, dry parts— for balanced, conditioned skin. Not only does it remove deep down dirt and impurities from the pores, but it gently exfoliating away dead cells, allowing healthy cells to emerge. With continued daily use, you’ll achieve softer, smoother skin and a more balanced complexion.
How to use: Wet face, pump cleanser into hands and work into a lather. After massaging over entire face, rinse thoroughly. $5.99.
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Instant Warming Clay Mask: Sometimes your skin needs a little extra TLC—plus, what better way to take a selfie—if not with a blue mask on! Designed to purify and refine skin by absorbing excess oils, this instant warming mask opens pores and melts away that pore-clogging dirt, oil, and sebum—leaving your skin clean, soft and refreshed. This warming clay mask, formulated to deep clean pores, is pH balanced for comfortably clean skin. This mask has a unique self-healing technology that is activated when massaged into the skin. This thermal formula in conjunction with purifying and skin toning clays optimize the mask’s ability to deep clean and purify.
How to use: Wet face, as the mask is activated by water. Dry hands and apply mask. Massage mask for about 1 minute to help heat it up. Then thoroughly rinse with warm water to remove the mask. The mask does not dry or harden. $5.99.
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask: Clogged pores seriously need to chill! The menthol in this detox mask creates an intense pore-tingly sensation—that’s the feeling of a good deep clean. Formulated for combination skin, this mask contains natural Blue Agave, known for its ability to soothe and condition, and deep cleaning Baking Soda to help eliminate impurities, leaving skin clean, refreshed, and ever-so-nourished.
How to use: Wet face and apply mask evenly, avoiding eyes. Chill out for 3-5 minutes for seriously purified pores, then thoroughly rinse with warm. $6.49.

FALL’S ULTIMATE MASKING GUIDE

Tackle cold-weather skin issues with quick solutions from PÜR, Masque Bar, AMOREPACIFIC and Avon!

Featured Photo from Masque Bar

NEW! PÜR Purple Pore Punisher Pore-Tightening Mask

SKIN ISSUE: Clogged Pores

SOLUTION: Formulated with natural ingredients like charcoal, witch hazel water, and glycerin, this purple peel-off mask detoxifies the skin by purging clogged pores.

Buy it at ULTA or online at ULTA.com for $26

 

NEW! AMOREPACIFIC TIME RESPONSE Vintage Wash Off Masque

SKIN ISSUE: Dull, Dehydrated Skin

SOLUTION: This wash off mask contains fermented green tea leaf extract that delivers immediate antioxidants and hydration to the complexion.

Buy it at Sephora or online at Sephora.com for $170

 

NEW! Masque Bar Hydro Eye Patches

SKIN ISSUE: Tired, Dark Under Eyes

SOLUTION: Enriched with coconut extract to improve skins elasticity, these gold and charcoal under eye patches moisturize and soothe the delicate under eye area.

Buy them online at Masque.Bar for $2.99 each

 

NEW! Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

LAST STEP: After you’ve masked and fixed your skin issues, apply a few swipes of this clear gloss enriched with Chia Seeds and Rose Hip Oils to provide high-shine and nourishing moisture to the lips

Buy it online at Avon.com for $8

Eylure x Vegas Nay Brow Collection: Brow Goals

Eylure is teaming up with beauty vlogger, Vegas Nay to launch two new brow palettes to help you achieve your #browgoals! The new collection will be available on Ulta.com starting December 18th. The collection includes a Brow Powder Palette and a Brow Highlighting Palette. Together, the palettes have everything you need to create mesmerizing, enviable brows.

Featured Photo from Popsugar.com

Vegas Nay Brow Powder Palette ($19.99) – This gorgeous Brow and Shadow Pro-Palette has nine intense custom colours and a brow primer. The palette includes:
  • Warm and cool shades for blonde, brunette, and black brows
  • An unpigmented creamy primer to intensify pigment further and prolong wear
  • A double-ended applicator with an angled brush and tapered spoolie for grooming
Available: Ulta.com starting 12/18
Vegas Nay Brow Highlighting Palette ($14.99) -This highlighter kit has six highly-pigmented shades. This palette includes:
  • Six matte and shimmer powders in pink, gold and bronze shades
  • An applicator with a rounded sponge and brush for a profession finish
Available: Ulta.com starting 12/18

Back to School Beauty Essentials: Pure Brush and Mally Beauty

Sadly, the end of the summer is near and it’s almost time to head back to school. Pure Brush and Mally Beauty have your makeup essentials to start the new school year.

Pure Brush

Pure Brush works to remove dirt and residue from both synthetic and natural brushes, utilizing Touch Germ Block™ sanitizing technology to instantly kill the bacteria lurking in your bristles. It is clinically proven to kill the bacteria that causes acne breakouts, ensuring better health for your skin. PUREBRUSH is gentle enough to use daily and contains 250 cleansing sprays per container.
How to Use: Shake well before use. Hold the product two inches from your brush and spray liberally for one to two seconds, covering the surface of the brush until the fibers are completely coated. Tap and stroke brush onto a clean towel to remove all makeup from the bristles. Repeat as needed until clean.
Price: $19.99
Available: ulta.com

Mally Beauty

o   Open Up! Eye Shadow Quads: Mally Beauty Open Up! Eye Shadow Quads are formulated with nourishing coconut butter and talc free powder that lasts all day for any look. Each quad contains matter and shimmer shades to create gorgois looks every day. The shades are universally flattering, while they also are made to highlight, shape and enhance eyes.

Available in: Taupe, Medium Brown and Sable

Price: $28.00

Where to Buy: www.MallyBeauty.com

Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadows – Velvet: Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadows – Velvet are a primer, eye shadow and liner all in one. Now available in a velvet matte finish, the Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Velvet blend perfectly without dragging or tugging your eyes. They are the perfect products to subtle contouring and highlighting. Its formula leaves a smudge-proof, crease-proof and transfer-proof look that lasts all day.

Available in: Dusty Rose, Slate, Peacock and Sand

Price: $25.00

Where to Buy: www.mallybeauty.com

Celebrate National Lipstick Day with Cargo Cosmetics

Don’t worry about your lipstick wiping off on National Lipstick Day (July 29, 2017) by using Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick!

 The best-selling lipstick is an ultra-matte liquid mixture that will stay on all day, but will also feel so comfortable on your lips! This lightweight formula will dry fast, leaving a suede like finish without the common drawbacks like flakes or cracks.

If you are looking for a shade to wear during the daytime, check out Cape Town, a nude lipstick with pink undertones that is a best-seller. ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)

For a more adventurous look for a night on the town, try the shade Sorrento, inspired by the Italian seaside town. No matter the occasion, this dark berry colored lipstick, will last throughout the night! ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)

Fourth Of July Packing Essentials

Be sure to pack your bag this Fourth of July with essentials that will keep the festivities going from the pool party to the fireworks show!

Cool off your sun-kissed skin using the KORRES Greek Yoghurt After- Sun Cooling Gel, an ultra-cooling cream gel that immediately provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, nourishing Greek Yoghurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging. Cooling Gel helps reduce skin redness and prolong suntan ($26; Sephora.com).

Feel fresh all day with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant Collection. Get superior odor protection with this award-winning, aluminum-free deodorant that is 100 percent natural, safe, and effective. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glucan technology to fight odor effectively, while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results ($14; Lavanila.com).

Change up your look for the night with Hairdo’s Simply Straight Pony. Measuring 18″ long, this wrap-around piece instantly adds length, verve and volume to your ponytail. Easily place the pony high, low or to the side. This hairpiece features a strip of hair that wraps around the holder and fastens it in with a hook-and-loop strip to conceal where the ponytail meets your own hair. Made with Tru2Life® heat-friendly synthetic hair that can be flat-ironed, curled or blown out ($49; Ulta and Ulta.com).

Celebrate the holiday by popping Cuvée Beauty’s Champagne Spray! A styling spray that creates definition for a lived-in, tousled look. This signature product creates elegant movement and effortless waves for a piece-y modern silhouette. Our lightweight formula has a clean feel leaving you with second day hair every day ($45; Revolve.com).

It’s back and better than ever – Dana’s Bakery All American Pie Box featuring Cherry, Apple, and Blueberry Pie macarons just in time for Independence Day! Whether you’re the host of the party or attending a party, these macs are the perfect dessert for any Independence Day BBQ. Available now for pre-order ($35 for a box of 12 macarons; DanasBakery.com).

Ride the Waves with Bed Head this Summer

The beach isn’t the only place you can enjoy the waves this summer. With Bed Head’s exclusive Waver Tools, you can create envious waves anywhere you go.

The A Wave We Go Waver and the Wave Artist have endless possibilities for luscious waves, whether you desire a tousled, loose, or defined look. With tourmaline ceramic technology, you can expect soft, shiny waves are bound to turn heads. Get ready to ride the waves with Bed Head!

A Wave We Go Tourmaline Ceramic Adjustable Waver (MSRP: $39.99) The Bed Head A Wave We Go Tourmaline Ceramic Adjustable Waver lets you take control of your waves by rotating the adjustable barrel to the exact level of wave you want. Available at Ulta.com, Target.com, Amazon.com.

Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver (MSRP: $29.99) For distinctive masterfully sculpted waves that has everyone talking, the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver turns your hair into a work of art with softer, shinier waves without frizz.