All the Morgan Taylor ‘Make A Splash Summer Collection’ Nail Lacquer colors are playful and give a sparkling pop of fun to any outfit. ‘Flip Flops & Tube Tops’ complimented by their iridescent ‘Cellophane Coat’ is my favorite combination to wear so far. I wore this combo to the beach this past weekend. I absolutely love the Cellophane Coat! It makes every color shimmer in the sun.The rest of the colors are not colors you would wear everyday, but they are really fun to try out. Today, did the bright orange color “You’ve got tan-gerine lines” with the Cellophane Coat over top. I did two coats, but the Cellophane Coat is key! It adds shimmer and makes the manicure last longer. I also never realized orange is such a pretty nail polish color!

“Even if you can’t live on the Beach or at the pool all summer, with Make a Splash collection, your nails will make you feel that way!”- Danny Haile, CEO and Founder of @gelishmini and Morgan Taylor.

NaturaBrasil is a Brazilian Skincare company with amazing ingredients coming from the Amazon and formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, PABA, petroleum, triclosan, DEA and animal ingredients. They have sustainable packaging which you can buy refills for too! Their new Chronos line targets specific age groups and their concerns. I love it!

The CHRONOS Energizing Face Cream for 30+ skin is so hydrating and not greasy at all. It’s light and leaves your skin very plump. I have been mixing a few drops of the CHRONOS daily revitalizing oil and the CHRONOS Energizing face cream every day this week and my skin is glowing! This mixture works well with make up and keeps your skin hydrated underneath. The CHRONOS daily revitalizing oil is great for using with a face roller. I love the smell of this face oil which contains lavender oil. The Energizing face cream is for skin in your 30s, but they do have face creams targeted for your 20s and older. This one is perfect for me and my combination skin though. It is light weight but still feels like it’s hydrating my skin throughout the day. From the website: “contains Brazilian Jambu Extract combined with plant-derived polyphenols to relax skin micro-tensions, protect against free radicals, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with nourishing Cupuaçu Butter, for immediate and long-term hydration.

– Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles

– Relaxes skin micro-tensions

– Protects against free radicals to prevent early signs of aging.

– Softens signs of fatigue

– Renews skin energy

-Leaves skin youthfully soft and radiant.”

The gentle cleansing mousse has a really lovely scent. I like to use it in the morning, and the creamy foaming cleanser at night. The creamy foaming cleanser contains Cupuaçu Butter, from a fruit native to the Amazon forest, is a nourishing emollient that protects and moisturizes skin. Glucoactives help hold water in the skin, allowing it to stay hydrated. Both cleansers are very gentle and do not dry out your face. From the website: For all skin types.- Cleans gently but thoroughly
– Purifies and softens skin for a radiant complexion
– Lightweight non-stripping formula maintains skin’s natural balance

The bi-phase Makeup Remover is the best makeup remover ever! It is so gentle and removes makeup thoroughly. It just melts it off without really having to rub too much. No irritation after! From the website: “Details
For all skin types.
– Removes makeup thoroughly, including waterproof formulas
– Gentle on skin
– Enriched with natural humectants”

The Skin Brightening Exfoliator- L💗VE! It leaves the skin baby soft and removes all dead skin cells and debris. It contains glycolic acid which is a great exfoliator. It feels like an at-home microdermabrasion treatment. I will definitely be buying refills of the Energizing Face Cream and keep NaturaBrasil as part of my daily routine.

A few pics of their beautiful store in NYC….

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You can shop NaturaBrasil on their website.

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NaturaBrasil’s new fragrance collection comes out on June 20th, and I can’t wait to pick up all of their scents! I was invited to try their line at the flagship Nolita boutique, and love every one of them! Trying on each fragrance was like traveling through all the different landscapes of Brazil I’ve been to including the beautiful beaches and nightlife of Floripa, the Amazonian rainforest and lush flora, the arid desert, and the unique cityscapes like Saõ Paulo and Río. NaturaBrasil were nice enough to give me the Angelica scent to take home and feel like a beautiful Brasileira! Angelica: “The sultry air is tinged with a hint of sweetness; a drum beat thumps like a pulse somewhere in the background. The purple night sky brings temptation, mystique, and promise. Angelica is the Brazilian name for tuberose, a flower known for its mysterious qualities. Combined with zesty mandarin and aquatic flowers, this alluring fragrance is dark and seductive.” It’s a sweet, dark and sexy scent! I have been wearing it and getting compliments all week. It is a very sensual fragrance perfect for a summer evening out! It is a gorgeous flowery scent. When I get a chance to wear the rest of the scents, I will share my thoughts. Check out their beautiful store… $95.00 per bottle- You can shop the new fragrance collection onJune 20that naturabrasil.com and in flagship boutiques in Nolita and Garden State Plaza.Follow my blog with Bloglovin

The Dermaflash 2.0 Luxe arrived in a little brown box, and it came just in time! My skin as of late has been in a slump because of a skin condition called melasma, which causes some discoloration around my eyes(see pic below). I also happen to have an allergic reaction on one of my eyelids, so please ignore that.

Anyway, the Dermaflash 2.0 was just what the doctor ordered for me and my hyperpigmentation! This amazing little device gets rid of dead skin cells, built up debris, and peach fuzz so if you’re trying to get to a new layer of skin, this is a godsend! If you are just trying to get rid of a little peach fuzz, it’s great for that too. Anyone’s skin can benefit from taking off a layer of dead skin cells really. When you use the Dermaflash 2.0, it’s important to pull your skin tight and keep the device at a 45 degree angle. It doesn’t hurt whatsoever, and you will see the little peach fuzz just fall off. My skin was silky smooth after I used the Dermaflash 2.0, and it created the perfect canvas to apply skincare or makeup!

It’s super easy to use. The 3 easy steps are:

1. Cleanse with Preflash cleanser, rinse, pat dry.

2. Pull skin tight and gently glide @dermaflash over your skin at a 45 degree angle.

3. Hydrate with Postflash moisturizer.

It comes with a directions booklet, but you can always consult the Dermaflash website-  Dermaflash.com if you have any questions.

I love the Preflash cleanser. It makes your skin so squeaky clean! The Postflash moisturizer is very soothing and contains Yucca Glauca Root, ceramides, caffeine, and resveratrol. The blades are called an “Edge” are supposed to be discarded after one use. I recommend “flashing” only once a week so the 4 blades it comes with will last four weeks. You can buy a replacement set of the Edge blades, Preflash and Postflash for $28. Hopefully, after using this for a month my hyperpigmentation from melasma will decrease. I can’t wait to use the Dermaflash 2.0 again next week!

You can purchase the Dermaflash 2.0 at Dermaflash.com for $189.

 

When I received this at the product launch of Sunday’s Riley’s The Influencer Foundation, I felt like a kid in a candy store! They literally had a vending machine distributing tubes of The Influencer Foundation! Finding the right foundation that solves all your skincare problems and provides the perfect coverage for your skin tone and type can be quite the challenge. However, it might just be possible with Sunday Riley’s brand new The Influencer Foundation. They have 20 different shades so you can be sure you’ll find your skin tone match. My shade is #150. It has more of a matte finish than dewy which ends up looking quite natural and works on my combination skin. It didn’t dry me out, but it also didn’t look like I slathered baby oil all over my face.

The Influencer Foundation touts anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Canadian willowherb, oat, chamomile, ginkgo biloba, green tea, and northern truffle extracts, which I love. Anything that reduces inflammation is right up my alley since I have melasma. It is very gentle on the skin and buildable depending how much coverage you want. It will always feel weightless. For those of you with sensitive skin, it is fragrance and paraben free.

Sunday Riley, the Influencer foundation

The Influencer shade 150 Semi-blended.

The brand recommended using Sunday Riley Good Genes as a primer underneath, which was a great idea! Your makeup and skincare routines should really go hand in hand! I found it easy to blend with just my fingers and went over it under my eyes with a beauty blender for a satin natural look. The Influencer Foundation has such an extensive shade selection, you will surely find the right shade for your skin tone. The Influencer Foundation will most definitely make everyone feel like an “Influencer”! 
You can shop Sunday Riley The Influencer Foundation at Sephora for $42.

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