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With all the kiddos heading back to school for the 2016-2017 school year, Target has you covered.  The “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” product collection includes leading natural, organic and sustainable brands for you to choose from.  At the heart of Made to Matter is an assortment of great products made with simple, recognizable ingredients that are designed to be higher quality for everyone and accessible to anyone.  Are you a Target shopper?  If so, read on and check out some of these brands that you can add to your list the next time you’re out shopping.

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Target is one of my favorite stores to shop at and I’m excited to share a few fun brands for you to check out as a part of the “Made to Matter Handpicked by Target” collection.  These brands and products offer an assortment of great products and today I’m going to share them with all of you.

Pacifica is a brand that I know and love and I’m very thankful to be a Pacifica Beauty Ambassador.  The Made to Matter product from Pacifica is the DreamBIG Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara ($15.99) which I wrote a review on previously (you can find that here).  This mascara provides instant amplification with natural plant fibers that build and build plus fortify your lashes with an innovative peptide serum.  It also includes a magic wand that changes up your mascara game with a twist.  Fake it till you make it with this awesome mascara.

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Shea Moisture Made to Matter Products – Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo and Conditioner ($10.99 each).  I’m a huge fan of the Shea Moisture products but have not tried this particular line from the brand until now.  These nourishing recipes are made with natural and certified organic ingredients and are designed to hydrate and soften dry, brittle hair.  Key Ingredients include:  Peace Rose Oil Complex (Alpine, Damask and Must Rose Oils) to help soften and silken dry hair.  Date Pam Extract to provide protective moisture barrier with sensitivity pathway blockers and Camellia Leaf Extract contains antioxidant properties, soothing minor skin and scalp irritation.  I have been LOVING these hair products and plan to have a full review up on the blog in the coming weeks.

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Method Rebecca Atwood + Method Pumpkin Clove Gel Handwash ($3.49) is a design-driven, planet-friendly home and personal care product that was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Atwood.  The line includeds four custom painterly patterns and fragrances that span a variety of method products in this limited edition collection for fall – bringing sophisticated style to everyday products.  The bottle is gorgeous with a chic design that is show stopping and the scent of the soap is awesome.  Method met the clean label challenge for the Made to Matter program by sharing all product ingredients with Target’s Sustainability Index team so that they could verify the safety and sustainability.

Suja Pressed Probiotic Waters in Raspberry, Orange, Ginger Pineapple, Pineapple Lemon Cayenne & Ginger Lime ($2.99) are the perfect back to school drink.  Suja has created the first enhanced water on teh market with no additives of any kind and no natural or artificial flavors.  Suja’s Pressed Probiotic Waters are Organic, Non-GMO and Cold-Pressured.  Suja’s waters are the first-ever enhanced water made with nothing but organic fruits, vegetables and vegan probiotics.  10 calories and one gram of sugar or less, the pressed probiotic waters offer a subtle sweetness and no additives of any kind.  They also contain 2 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of vegan probiotics, these waters provide a clean dose of immune and digestive benefits.

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Annie’s Snacks ($3.45/box) and Justin’s Peanut Butter + Banana Chip Snack Packs ($1.99) are delicious snacks that are perfect for back to school.  These treats are conveniently packed to put into the lunchbox and are a nutritious snack for the whole family.  They are tasty and fun and I love that they are perfect for on the go.

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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Paper Masks ($2.99) are single use Ultra Hydrating paper masks that naturally hydrate and provide the skin with and extra dose of tropical scented moisture.

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Tom’s of Maine just launched their first natural antiperspirant for Men – Naturally Dry North Woods.  Selected for the “2016 Made to Matter-Handpicked by Target” Program. 48 Hour odor and wetness protection with no petrochemicals or artificial fragrances.  It’s also non-irritating and with every purchase Tom’s of Main donates 10% of profits back to helping people and the planet. Tom’s Main Naturally Dry Deodorant ($4.49) is reasonably priced and smells nice.  But I especially like that it will not cause irritation to my husband who has sensitive skin like me.

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Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste ($4.99) is their newest, most advanced natural whitening toothpaste designed exclusively for Target.  Luminous White offers effective whitening with only naturally derived ingredients that work to remove surface stains.  Most importantly, it’s safe on enamel and selected for the 2016 “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target program because it contains no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or artificial sweeteners like saccharin.  It’s also gluten free with no animal testing and clinically proven, dual silica whitening technology.

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The Honest Company has been one my family has really grown to love.  The Organic Healing Balm ($12.95) is a favorite mainly because it is very similar to those that I currently use from other brands.  It’s an all purpose salve for dry, chafed or sensitive skin and a favorite in our household because I can easily carry it in my purse and take on the go for when I need it most.  It’s all natural, soothing and hypoallergenic which make it all great for my sensitive skin and my family.  Award winning, this balm is a must have, super versatile salve to help soothe my very dry and sensitive skin and so much more.  With organic sunflower, olive and coconut oils along with shea butter to nourish and moisturize, my dry skin gets the relief it needs.  It’s also made without petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, dyes and most ingredients that cause common allergies.

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The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray ($2.98) is also a favorite in our house.  It smells so refreshing and bright with an orange citrus scent and moisturizes with aloe vera.  Kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria, this antiseptic + moisturizer offers antimicrobial protection made with plant-based ingredients.  Soothing botanicals help to reduce drying, redness and chapping and there are no harsh chemicals.  I love that it is in a convenient (easy to travel and use on the go) packaging and it’s a favorite to always have on hand.

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Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Vinegar Gel Cleaner ($3.99) is something new to our family and I have not used it prior to this.  Heritage-inspired specialty cleaners that are bleach-free but still work hard on grease, grime and soap-residue.  Mrs. Meye’s Vinegar Gel Cleaner in Lemon Verbena smells nice and is naturally thickened vinegar with the Lemon Verbena fragrance to help clean stainless steel to a bright, brilliant shine without needed to rinse.  Use to clean countertops, the refrigerator, handles, knobs and all those little do-it-yourself vinegar jobs but with more of a pleasant scent.  I love it… I am someone who keeps a bottle of vinegar on hand just for cleaning the house and this product is awesome.

Happy Family Organics Brand Happy Tot Super Smart Organic Pears, Peas & Mangos ($1.60)  I have been seeing kiddos around our neighborhood and at football practice sipping on these pouches over the last couple of weeks and I was excited to be able to try one.  Since a toddler’s brain doubles in size from birth to age 2, it’s essential to give them the proper support for a tot’s growth.  These Super Smart pouches contain 20mg of DHA and 100mg of choline, both important nutrients to help support brain health in a growing toddler.  But, while these are formulated mainly for toddlers, the boys tried them and really enjoy it.  I know they have a variety of flavors for older kids too so we’ll be checking those out in the next week or so and stocking up.

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Babyganics Moisturizing Lotion ($7.29 for 11oz bottle) is the only baby lotion designed specifically for baby’s developing skin, featuring NeoNourish Natural Seed Oil Blend and the 100% natural scent of chamomile verbena (also available fragrance free).  It’s free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, dyes or synthetic fragrances and the boys enjoy it as well as I do.  Non-allergenic, pediatrician & dermatologist tested and never tested on animals, this is a really nice brand that includes Shea butter, Aloe, Vitamin E, Olive and Avocado Oil and the Babyganics 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend.

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Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Crackers ($3.99) has been a fun new treat for us.  Clean Label, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, nothing artificial and low in sugar, high in nutrition with 1/2 serving of vegetables.  Smart Crackers are baked in a zero waste die and no scrap dough and the boys love that there are puzzle games on the 1005 recycled paperboard.  The crackers are made with real organic veggies and come in three yummy flavors:  Cheddar Chia Veggie, Mapple Carrot Crisp and Sweet Potato Cinna-Graham.  They are made with love in the USA in a peanut and tree nut-free bakery.  My sons really enjoy them and I think they taste really good… YUM.

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Nature’s Path Organic EnviroKidz Granola Bars ($4.99 / 6 bars) are made with gluten-free rolled oats, chocolate chips and chocolate drizzle.  The first and only granola bar made totally organic, gluten free and peanut free so they’re the perfect allergy-friendly lunchbox snack.  The boys love these and love the way they taste, plus – the cute monkey on the packaging is a total fun way to snack.

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Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Packs ($12.99) include Seventh Generations trusted Free & Clear laundry formula that is now available in EPA safer Choice certified all-temperature laundry packs.  These bio-based laundry packs use quadruple-enzyme power to remove stains and leave your clothes looking good as new.  The product includes 45 toss-and-wash single-dose pods to make laundry day simple and mess-free.  Their EPA Safer Choice certification means that every ingredient in their laundry packs have been reviewed by the EPA to ensure it meets their stringent human health & environmental criteria.  What I enjoy the most about these laundry packs is that they are perfect for sensitive skin and my family is full with sensitive skin bodies.  I think this will become a favorite our ours in the future and you may see a full review on this in the months to come.

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As I mentioned before, “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” is a collection of products of leading natural, organic and sustainable brands.  At the heart of Made to Matter is an assortment of great products made with simple, recognizable ingredients that are designed to be higher quality for everyone and accessible to anyone.  It is always a great thing to walk into my local Target store to see the “Made to Matter” logo and emblem on product displays because I know what they are about and am proud to support these brands.  This year I was introduced to brands I have never tried before and some that I have loved over the years and my family and I have been enjoying them all.

It’s always great when a company offers such great quality but higher standards and I’m excited for my readers and friends to try some of these brands for themselves.

Make sure to shop all of these amazing #MadeToMatter favorites on Target/MadeToMatter website:  http://www.target.com/c/made-to-matter or at your local Target Store.

Thank you Target and Pacifica Beauty for sending my family and I this awesome gift of goodies, we surely love them and look forward to trying more.

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Disclaimer:  The products discussed in this post were sent for review and feature consideration and as gifts.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

 

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When it comes to hair, well – I was blessed with lots of it… except for the department in which my lashes are concerned.  My Chinese & Filipino genes kicked in and left my lashes not only sparse, but short and tiny.  They are hard to see and basically look like I have none at all.  I do use false lashes to mask that and while I have considered lash extensions, I opted out of that choice because my eyes are too sensitive for the adhesive.  What I’m left with is little to no lashes on my peepers and a continuous search to find the mascara that will fix it all.  Recently I was sent the Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara to Try.  Let’s just say that I was skeptical and wasn’t quite sure it would work for me… but I gave it a go the last 2 – 3 months and I finally have my thoughts on this product for you.  Let’s get started, shall we?

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Now – we all know that when it comes to mascara I’m consistently on the hunt for a good one.  I tend to love high-end mascaras but hate the price tag so I steer clear if at all possible – though I do repurchase the ones I love until I find a good dupe.  Since I have teeny tiny lashes, finding a mascara that will give me both volume and length is a challenge and I find myself layering my favorites that offer that so that I can get a desire-able look.   Hearing about a mascara that will offer not only length and volume but a variety of benefits for my lashes sounded too good to be true, until I tried it.

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The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Macara offers you 7 wonderful benefits with a magic wand that lets you fake it till you make it.  Retailing for $16.00 and available for purchase at Pacificabeauty.com, Ulta Beauty Stores and Target Stores, you can get this mascara pretty easily.  Considering the price point, it is about $10 more than what you would expect to pay at the drugstore, but offers so many more benefits.

Offering Instant Length, lifts and separates, volumizes and conditions, rich color pigment, a lash serum formulated within and a 2-in-1 brush, you simply can’t go wrong with what this mascara offers.  You can easily amplify your lashes instantly with all natural plant fibers that build and build your lashes to give you that full and long lash look you are searching for.  I have tried many mascaras over the years and have loved many as well, but I’m beyond impressed with this one – so much so… I have already repurchased another tube.

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Length and Volume in a Twist - Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara, Review & Demo

Included in this mascara is a clinically studied peptied that has been shown to help improve natural lash length and volume.  The natural ingredients within the formulation help to condition the lashes.  I have noticed over the last 2-3 months that while my lashes are still short, they feel soft and are not as brittle as they tend to be.  With the mascara on my lashes, my lashes are soft and feel lightweight.  They are not stiff at all – which makes wearing this mascara nice.  I love the effect this mascara offers, though it is not waterproof and it can run on me very easily.  Since I have sensitive allergy prone, watery eyes, I noticed that it will run and smear very quickly once wet or teary eyed.  It can also smudge some… so I have to be careful to select a good time to wear this mascara.  But, even with a runny mess sometimes, I absolutely enjoy the look it offers and will continue to use it.

Interested in seeing a live demo?  Click on my YouTube video here and check it out.  I do a review as well as show you each coat as I apply it and how it looks when the mascara is applied.

Length and Volume in a Twist - Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara, Review & Demo
Left Side – with one coat of each, Right Side – no mascara

If I’m looking to put on mascara quickly and head out of the door, I tend to do one coat of the lengthening mascara and one coat of the volumizing side of the magic wand.  The results and difference in how my lashes look are pictured above.  If I added another thin coat of each of the lengthening brush and the volumizing – then I would have gotten lashes that are pretty substantial and visible.

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Both eyes have two coats of mascara

The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending Mascara has a wet formula.  I’m not too fond of wet formula mascaras because they tend to clump my lashes before they offer any benefit.  This mascara can definitely be built up – but it also offers some clumping after too many layers (specially for me, because my lashes are quite short).  It took me a few tries to get the hang of how to use this mascara and I really needed to work on wiping off the excess before applying to my lashes so that it wouldn’t cause it to clump up.  The formula is nice – dark and rich, which I love.  After about 2-3 uses I did notice that the formula was a lot easier for me to work with, either because I finally figured out how to make it work or because the mascara dried some.

INGREDIENTS: AQUA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, JOJOBA ESTERS, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17, TAPIOCA STARCH, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE), CELLULOSE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), ARABIC/ACACIA GUM, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B), GLUCONOLACTONE, MACROCYSTIS PYIFERA (BROWN KELP) EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN, SODIUM BENZOATE. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES CI 77499.

Length and Volume in a Twist - Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara, Review & Demo

How do you use your Magic Wand?  Well, simply apply the first layer using the long brush.  Let it dry to the touch and twist the end of your wand to review the shorter brush that is used to build.  Apply the second layer.  I tend to use one layer of one brush and two layers of the other to help give my lashes the length I want.  What’s so great about this mascara is that you can continue to layer it for the look you want… layer away.  And, with daily use you will help to condition and grow your lashes.

Did I mention the packaging?  I absolutely love the chic white tube, but most importantly the stars and unicorns… well – it’s the bees knees and I love it.  We know I love mythical beings like fairies and unicorns and this mascara literally reminds me of unicorn tears sent to offer my lashes some awesome magic. 😉

Overall – as with many things from Pacifica, I’m quite impressed.  I have tried a few mascaras from the brand before and they just didn’t wow me or offer me anything that I liked, so I was so happy to find one that I really have been enjoying.  I have to be a bit careful when using it because it does smear or smudge on me if my eyes tear up.  On days when I don’t have that issue, it will go all day and look great.  I would love to see Pacifica offer a waterproof formula for this mascara because I would absolutely love it.  If you’re planning to use this at the beach this summer – I would probably skip it – because even with a little rain, I have raccoon eyes.  But, that still doesn’t keep me from enjoying it – because it does what it says it will.

As with anything from Pacifica, this mascara is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and overall lash friendly.  Like I mentioned previously – there are several places you can purchase this mascara when it’s in stock.  I hope it is a permanent item because it’s one I will use for my lifetime… I truly like it.  How about you?  Have you tried this mascara yet and if so what are your thoughts?  If not, what do you think about a mascara with such an interesting wand?  Gimmicky or lifesaver?  I think it’s a lifesaver!

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I’m so excited for the Spring season that has been gracing our islands here in Hawaii.  It is not only a perfect time for soft April showers and beautiful flora and fauna, but I’m also stoked that the weather will not be as dry as it is in the winter and therefore, my hair will not be so dry and brittle as well.  With the weather changing I try to incorporate new products into my hair care routine to help protect against the warmth of the sun as well as the stress that my body and hair can go through.  I love to find new products on the market, especially when given the option to try something new in a travel size.  Today I share with you the Jet Set Hair Trio from Pacifica Beauty which is a set of three hair products from the new Hair Healing Collection.

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The Pacifica Beauty Jet Set Hair Trio Kale Collection ($19.00 – Shampoo & Conditioner 2.0 fl.oz. / 59 mL and Leave-On Conditioner 0.5 fl.oz. / 14mL) is available along with the entire Hair Healing Collection exclusively at Ulta Beauty.  This fantastic collection of goodies includes three products from the Kale Collection to help with the stress and pollution protection of your hair as well as the detoxifying extracts for that goodness our hair needs.

This awesome collection is perfect for the “jet setter” and includes products that are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-free.  Since everyday pollutants can ruin and/or damage your hair’s color, health and style, these products are formulated to help with those issues.  You can “say goodbye to bad hair days forever”.  No parabens, SLS, phthalates or animal ingredients are used in these products so they are perfect solutions for people like myself who have curly hair and want to not only protect their hair but keep their curls looking great too.

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The Super Kale Juiced-Up Shampoo helps with the volume you crave while deeply purifying your hair for a clean, super healthy look.  Kale and super fruits come together in this innovative formula designed to help protect your hair from damage and pollution.

Ingredients: aqua, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate (coconut), vegetable glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, euterpe oleracea (açaí) fruit oil, passiflora edulis (passionfruit) seed oil, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, hydrolyzed rice protein, polyquaternium-44, soyamidopropalkonium chloride, panthenol (vitamin b), guar hydroxypropyl trimonium chloride, caprylic/capric triglyceride, brassica oleracea (kale) extract, phospholipids, oriza sativa rice bran oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, arginine (amino acid), citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethyl hexyl glycerin, parfum (all natural),ginkgo biloba extract,white willow bark extract, horsetail extract.

The Super Kale Juiced-Up Conditioner gives your hair weightless hydration, volume and leaves your hair looking super healthy.  Kale and super fruits come together in this innovative formula to help strengthen your hair and leaving your hair soft and silky.

Ingredients: aqua, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, hydrolyzed rice protein, sorbitan sesquicaprylate, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, euterpe oleracea (açaí) fruit oil, passiflora edulis (passionfruit) seed oil* oriza sativa rice bran oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, amodimethicone, panthenol (vitamin b), citric acid, brassica oleracea (kale) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, arginine (amino acid), tocopherols (vitamin e), ethyl hexyl glycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, parfum (all natural), arnica montana extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, gardenia tahitensis flower extract (monoi)

The Hairvana Leave-On Detangling Conditioner feels so wonderful in the hair (and smells great too).  It’s an innovative detangling cream that helps to support flexibility, balance, strength and a healthy shine.  This product works well to help with flyaways and frizz and leaves your hair looking smoother without that funky build-up that some products can leave behind.

Ingredients: aqua, cetyl alcohol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed rice protein, amodimethicone, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, behentrimonium methosulfate, panthenol (vitamin b), kale extract, agave equilana leaf extract/agave tequilana, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, oriza sativa rice bran oil, arginine (amino acid), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, lecithin, tocopherols (vitamin e), citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethyl hexyl glycerin, gardenia tahitensis flower extract (monoi), rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) extract, chamomilla recutita matricaria extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum (all natural), ginkgo biloba extract. 

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If you are looking to try out some new hair care products to prepare your locks for the Spring and Summer months, I think this little set will be perfect for you to try some of the new hair care from Pacifica Beauty.  I’m quite impressed with the line up of products that they have in the New Hair Healing Collection and these three in the set are a great selection to try.  Since I’m a Kale juice for breakfast every morning kind of gal, I love that these offer a super food that’s perfect for my hair.  With all the damage from heat and color or just all around stress, you can’t go wrong with a little help.

You can get this collection or other hair healing products from Pacifica exclusively at Ulta.  The collection includes a variety of awesome hair loving products and I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on the Coconut Super Power line (since we all know I’m a coconut oil addict and coconut lover).  I’m always impressed with what Pacifica has to offer and while most products work, some may not… I can honestly say that it is a brand I continue to enjoy and look forward to trying out new goodies from the line.

Have you tried any of these products from Pacifica before?  What about you, do you have hair that could use a little Super Fruits and Veggies to help combat stress and damage?  Comment below and let me know what you are looking forward to trying out from Pacifica Beauty.

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Disclaimer:  The products mentioned / featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration as a part of PR purposes.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased, as with anything that is posted here on this site.  I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products or to feature them, but affiliate links are posted through out.

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Over the years, Pacifica has become one of my favorite brands in the beauty industry.  With inspiration taken from the ocean and beaches of the islands I call home, Pacifica has easily stole my heart over the years and some of the products they offer consistently make it into my daily rotation for use.  Their hand creams, body butters and fragrances are some of my absolute go-tos and today I’m so excited to share some of my favorites with you.

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Pacifica steals my heart as a brand because of what they stand for and the products they create and sell.  They create products that serve women by meeting their needs and expectations while providing products that use safe ingredients.  Their goal is to market positively to women.  They also consider animals by creating products that are not only 100% vegan but also cruelty-free and PETA certified.  And, Pacifica also focuses on taking care of the planet by using recyclable materials, creating less waste and using sustainable ingredients.

Some of the products I’m going to be chatting with you about today are available at Target.  I’m so glad I was able to find the display at my local store and so happy that my island now has a Target so I can take advantage of getting the products in my hands when ever needed.  First, I share with you the Coco Pure Travel Size Makeup Removing Wipes.  These makeup removing wipes are Coconut milk infused natural towelettes that gently cleanse and wipe away makeup, excess oil, dirty and daily pollutants all without water.   I have discussed this particular product on my site before which you can read about here.  The scent of these wipes is entrancing – I love it.  I also love that these are the perfect travel size that can be packed in your carry on bag or in your purse for on the go.

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The Super Hydrating Hand Cream Duo Set includes the Indian Coconut Nectar (which is one of my favorite hand creams – EVER) and the Tuscan Blood Orange.  Both are made with moisturizing coconut water – yas!  and they smell amazing.  If you are like me and love a great pick me up scent in the morning, the Tuscan Blood Orange will be a great choice.  If you love the smell of coconut – then hello, you’ll love the Indian Coconut Nectar.  These natural hand creams smell wonderful and help fight the signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection.  Made with nature’s best anti-oxidant rich ingredients like:  shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil – this Paraben-free handcream is a favorite of mine for a reason and a definite must have for year round.  I keep one in my purse at all times and these little hand creams have been travel companions many times.

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Last but not least… the Daydreamer Roll-On Trio.  If you have been following me a while, you know that Pacifica makes some of my favorite perfumes and scents and it’s a brand I consistently use.  The Indian Coconut Nectar (do you see a coconut trend here?) is one of my all time favorites and as a Hawaiian girl – born and raised in the islands, I have a love for the smell of Tahitian Gardenia, because it reminds me of my childhood and teenage years as a hula dancer where I wore the Gardenia in my hair as I performed.  These scents, which also includes the Tuscan Blood Orange are just a great little travel friend, and so easy to use at any time and anywhere.  They use natural grain alcohol and the three signature blends are made with natural and essential oils.  The fragrance lasts and boy does it smell great.

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As I mentioned before, Pacifica is a brand that I use consistently and one you can easily find either in my purse or spread across my makeup table.  The brand’s mission and goals are those true to my heart and I absolutely love the products they offer.  Each of the products I mentioned here are available at Target as a part of the “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” line and you can also find these individually on Pacificabeauty.com.  Reasonably priced and made with skin loving and earth loving ingredients – Pacifica is a brand I love and support.

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How about you?  What things have you tried from Pacifica?  Do you have any favorites?  Some of my favorite scents from the brand include:  Island Vanilla, Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Waikiki Pikake, Tahitian Gardenia and Indian Coconut Nectar.  These scents/fragrances are what you can find through out my household on any given day.  Though, I’ll be honest in saying that you really can’t go wrong with any scent/fragrance you choose and I love that they make their handcreams and body butters in their best-selling fragrances too.

Check out all things Pacifica at Pacificabeauty.com or via their Instagram @ilovepacifica.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature these products in a post.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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It is always so exciting to see gorgeous Summery shades hit the stores for the season and I’m always immediately reminded of how much I love the summer months.  Pacifica Beauty does it again with their Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette that boasts gorgeous summery shades that remind me of the beach and the cool ocean breeze that Hawaii experiences each year.  The Pacifica Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette ($19.99) sports 10 coconut-infused mineral eye shadows that are velvety and smooth.

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This palette includes a variety of neutrals with a few pops of color for that boho chic or beachy look that you can wear year round, but especially during summer.  The 10 shades are on-trend and easy to wear – named:  Mysterious, Bare, Falling Star, Spirited, Devoted, Shine On, Treasure, Crush, Soul and Luna.  The palette is recyclable and housed in a beautiful box with fun prints that are made with soy ink.

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Over a good base or primer, these shadows offer pretty nice staying power – about 7-8 hours easily and the colors can be built up for a bold look if you so choose.  These shadows are Cruelty Free and 100% Vegan – made without animal ingredients like Carmine, Beeswax and Lanolin.  I love the shades and think this palette is a nifty size, perfect for travel.  I wish it included a mirror and the names of the shadows were listed on the palette itself so I knew what to call them, but regardless, I’m quite impressed having not tried any eye shadow palettes from Pacifica before.  Some of the shadows did take a little for me to built up on – but I also have darker / tanned skin so that may have some to do with it.  The Taupe and Bronze shades are my favorite and I find that the dark blue, burgundy and turquoise have the best color payoff when applied wet.  Overall – not bad for the price and I love that it is so easily available at your local Target.

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Another product I wanted to discuss today are the Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes. Retailing for $6.99 – these coconut milk infused natural towelettes gently cleanse and wipe away makeup, excess oil, dirt and daily pollutants.  These wipes include Jojoba Oil and Ale Vera which make these wipes great for all skin types.  With my sensitive skin, I find that these have a warming sensation when used near my eyes, but they did not burn or cause me any sensitivity issues – which I like.  They did remove my makeup fairly easily, but my waterproof mascara was a little more difficult to take off.  They smell like coconut – hello bonus! And, I love the easy and convenient packaging, which make them a grab when on the go and the packaging is totally cute.  I love how it matches the palette – super fun!

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This fun and new collection called The Power of Love was made exclusively for Target Stores Nationwide as a part of the Made to Matter Program.  I have spotted these at my local Target already, so you should be able to find them at your store.  This collection is about the core value:  Compassion.  With compassion (and love), Pacifica takes women, animals and the planet into consideration with every product they create.  The Made to Matter products are handpicked by Target as a part of a collection of leading natural, organic and sustainable brands.  This is an awesome program and I have enjoyed trying these two products from Pacifica.

Have you tried any of these products yet?  Have you spotted them at your local Target store?  I hope you enjoyed this little post and share.  Have a fabulous week!

xo

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I know what you’re thinking… Spring is here, Summer is right around the bend and if you are anything like me, you are prepping for the warmer months.  Since I live in Hawaii when it comes to Spring and Summer I tend to wear less makeup or none at all so that I can always be ready to jump into the cool, blue, beautiful ocean at a moment’s notice.  Living in Paradise is a benefit and I want to be sure that I can take full advantage of it as much as possible.  In the case I get caught off guard or ill prepared, I have two products from Pacifica Beauty that I know will be available for me when I need them.  The Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes and Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes.

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The Pacifica Brand has been one I have loved and adored over the last few years and I’m always intrigued by the new products they release.  Exclusively available at Ulta, the Underarm Deodorant Wipes and Essential Makeup Removing Wipes are packaged in cute and colorful packs (perfect for Spring and Summer) and are ready for you when you need them, whether on the go or in the comforts of your own home.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes

The Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes ($10) is something new and innovative to help with any underarm issues.  These wipes include a blend of natural essential oils and coconut milk that help to neutralize odor.  They are aluminum-free, biodegradable and keep you smelling fresh and feeling great for hours.  I have been loving these wipes for days I know I’m hitting the beach and throw it into my beach bag to keep me smelling great all day – even after play.  Since the ocean water (or pool or pond) can take off any deodorant you may have put on prior, these wipes are handy and essential in keeping me feeling fresh.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes

These deodorant wipes are soft, with a light fresh scent.  They are great for all skin types, 100% Vegan and Cruelty-free.  I keep one in my purse always and I love that this makes things so convenient.  I pull them out when needed and use on its own.  These wipes help to stop malodors and don’t use harsh chemicals which is a big deal for me and my sensitive skin.

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes

The Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes ($6) is a new addition as well.  Infused with coconut milk and jasmine, these biodegradable towelettes help to gently remove makeup, daily pollutants and all the things you don’t want to sleep with.  (Honey note:  These should be used in combination with your facial cleansing routine, not in place of it)  I love the inclusion of Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera which help to make these wipes gentle on my sensitive skin and leave my skin moisturized.  These are different from the Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes as these are made to really remove makeup and they do not burn or cause sensitivities to my skin as the Purify wipes have done.  (Read more about that here.) While these wipes work good in removing makeup, I still find that in comparison to my normal makeup removing wipes, these still need a little more effort in removing some of my waterproof makeup.

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes

These wipes are soft, feel great on the skin and are gentle.  They do dissolve makeup and I love keeping a packet on hand with me so that on those days I want to jump into the ocean, I can remove my makeup before splashing around (or after to do a fix up).  These wipes smell nice, really refreshing and clean and like the Underarm Deodorant wipes, these are also good for all skin types, 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free.

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Hawaii is my playground and there is no time to stop and think about how my makeup looks or if my deodorant held up.  When ke kai (the ocean) calls, I just want to jump right in and feel its arms wrap around me. ~ Honey

What I love about Pacifica products is that like me, these are products developed by ocean and beach lovers.  Living in Hawaii has its challenges with cost of living and availability but that doesn’t make it any less of a paradise to me and no matter where my future may take me, it will always be my home.  Pacifica is brand that always reminds me of the paradise I love and has a product line I’m fond of.  Founded by Brook Harvey-Taylor, Pacifica products offer quality with island and beach living comfort.  Luxury that doesn’t have to come at great prices to consumers, animals or the planet.

Have you tried any of the Pacifica Beauty brand wipes before?  If so, which ones and what are your thoughts on them?

Signature Honey

 

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Pacifica fragrances and body butters, but I absolutely love the brand and their award winning products that are both 100% Vegan and Cruelty free in general.  As a Hawaii girl, Pacifica products have always been a favorite, offering me a bit of the ocean feel without getting my feet wet or touching the sand (not that I don’t like those things. lol).  Recently released, the Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes and Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream have been products I’ve been testing out and enjoying.

Pacifica Purify and Alight

Now, we all know I’m not one for face products like BB & CC Creams or foundations and concealers and I don’t use them often due to my sensitive skin.  You could say I kind of banished them from my makeup routine in general and only use in case of emergency or if I feel my skin needs it.  But I am always interested in trying new products and was quite intrigued with a BB Cream that not only beautifies the skin and reduces pores, but it also helps to hydrate and fight the signs of aging.  Many products lay claim to those notions, but I have yet to find one that I enjoy.

Pacifica Alight BB Cream

The Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream is a bare skin tint with floral stem cells ($16.00 1 fl. oz) and is an all-in-one weightless formula that has mineral pigments that instantly adjust to your skin shade.  I have tried many products similar and since my skin shade is different than most, I didn’t think this product would work and I was worried it would give me a white cast or look out of place against my skin tone.  Boy, was I surprised.  It was easy to apply, light weight and felt nice on the skin.  I noticed micro shimmer when applied, but it left my skin looking dewy, not sparkly or glittery as other products have done.  I also felt moisturized while using it and was pretty impressed.

Pacifica Alight BB Cream Before After
Left – Before putting on Alight BB Cream, Right – After putting on Alight BB Cream

My face looked radiant with the product on and I received quite a few compliments already.  Since I don’t normally use products such as these, I worried that it would not look natural, but as you can see from my before & after photos – it doesn’t look heavy or glittery at all.  If you are someone like me that rarely wears face products and likes a natural look, I think this would work well for you.  It’s a bit costly for the amount of product you get, but I think it would be something for anyone – any skin type and any skin tone.  It helped to even my skin out, without looking like I had makeup on.

Pacifica Alight BB Cream

Key Ingredients include:  Jojoba esters, sweet iris leaf cell extract, damascus rose leaf cell extract, coconut water and kelp extract.

Ingredients: water, gylcerin, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, sorbitan sesquioleate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) esters, iris pallida (sweet iris) leaf cell extract, rosa damascena (damascus rose) leaf cell extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, laminaria hyperborea (kelp extract blend), hyaluronic acid, potassium cetyl phosphate, hydroxyethylcellulose, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, iron oxide black, mica, potassium sorbate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium benzoate, citric acid, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, white tea extract, aloe barbgadensis leaf juice, fragrance (all natural).

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Next to talk about is the Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes Facial Towelettes.  First of all, I was really stoked to see the words “coconut water” on the packaging as anyone who reads this blog knows I swear by coconut oil and coconut water for skin care needs.  The towelettes ($6.00 – 30 towelettes) are soft and the feel of the wipe itself is really nice against the skin.  I love the thickness of these and I think they are really nice for anyone on the go.  Sadly though, these sting my eyes when trying to remove eye makeup and I have a warm sensation (not necessarily in a good way) when used on my cheeks or near my under-eye area.  I love the scent of these, they remind me of a beach with its coconut fragrance, but unfortunately, these didn’t work well with my sensitive skin and I had to discontinue using them near my eyes.  As much as I wanted to love these, they were a miss for me.  I don’t do well with products that have papaya fruit extract in them… so that may be the cause of the burn.  But, in general, these didn’t work well for me in removing makeup.  I used it to clean my hand of swatches and it took a bit of scrubbing to get it off.  If you like to cleanse your skin overall, without removing makeup… and just want a clean and exfoliated type face without the harshness of an actual exfoliation, I think you may like these.  And, if you love coconut scents, you’ll love the smell of these.

Note – the site states that this product will remove most makeup however, due to the fact that it does not include chemical solvents, it will not remove most water-proof makeup.  This definitely was proven to me after trying to remove mascara which was waterproof as well as a waterproof eye shadow base.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin (vegetable), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract , Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract , Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (all natural).

Pacifica Purify and Alight

I have tried lots of products from different brands to know that what may work (or not work) for me, may not be necessarily the same result for someone else.  So – if you are one that loves makeup remover wipes as I do – I think you may want to give these a try and see if they work for you.  If you love face products or are like me and don’t use them often, but want something to give you a little “something something” while still offering you a “tinted moisturizer” with benefits, I think you’ll quite enjoy this BB Cream too.  I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

These products and more are available at Target, Ulta, Whole Foods and other fine retails near you.  You can also learn more about these products and purchase at Pacificabeauty.com

As I mentioned before, I am a huge fan of Pacifica products and now that we finally got a Target near me, I’ll be sure to try out more of the products from their line.  If you want to see more reviews on products (I do own a few that I love), please let me know.  Have you tried any of these mentioned today?  What are your thoughts on these and will you be adding them to your next shopping must-have list?

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I know I say this each month, but man…  July sure flew by faster than ever and August is already proving to be traveling at lightning speed.  I had so much going on I really just forgot to post my Monthly Favorites here on my blog… so I am sharing it with all of you now.  Last month was a month of discovery because I tried out quite a bit of new products, most of which I found I immediately enjoyed.

Check out my video embedded below where I go through each product or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

Check out the rundown of products for last month below.

July Beauty Favorites 2014

I did a review here on my blog of the Hask hair care products in Argan Oil and Keratin Protein.  After using other products for a few months, I find that I still enjoy this line and it has made a whole lot of difference on my hair since the sun has been doing a full beat down.  Check out my complete review for these products here, and definitely check out the line where you can find them at select stores – I have been picking up my masks at Walmart.

July Beauty Favorites 2014

I have a review coming soon on the Verona Color Switch.  This product is pretty genius and I think would be a great benefit for Makeup Artists especially.  It allows you to take your brush and swipe it through the product cleaning off excess product so you can use the brush again.  I especially love to use this when I used the brush originally to apply a color and then swipe it through the color switch so that I can blend the shade out without transferring additional product and causing a muddy effect on your eyes.  I also love that I can go from a dark shade like black to a light cream or white shade without mixing them.  It’s a great product and I hope to have the review done soon.

L’Oreal has hit a home run with Voluminous Miss Manga mascara.  It has quickly become one of my favorites because you can actually see my lashes when I use it and used in combination with one of my favorites… Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – they have become a pair made in heaven. lol

Kiss 11 Lashes have been my jam this past month… this is my third pair even with reuse and cleaning of previous pairs.  I love how affordable Kiss Lashes are, how thin the band is so it makes it near to impossible to detect you have them on and most importantly – how comfortable they are on the eyes.  I especially love that these are dupes to my favorite Ardell Demi Whispies… but a bit cheaper than they retail since I can get them in a larger pack if I can find it.

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Of course, I have been loving the new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows.  If you have been following me at all in July – you would have seen my review, which you can find here, as well as a tutorial using a few of the shades I mentioned in my favorites which you can find here.  Bella Chiffon, Bella Sand and Bella Bronze have been some of the favorites I have been gravitating to this past month and I know they will surely be favorites for time to come.

L’Oreal Infalliable eye shadows have been a favorite now since first trying them earlier this year.  While I am smitten and in love with Iced Latte, Gilded Envy has been a shade I have been rockin’ out in July.  I love just applying it with a quick wash of color and blending Milani’s Bella Cappuccino in the crease for a sweet every day look.  I promise I’ll have a quick tutorial for that coming up soon.

July Beauty Favorites 2014

 

Through most of the summer I usually pull for my more nude shades and since I’m already on my second tube of Milani’s Nude Creme, I figured I needed to switch things up a bit and pull out some shades I haven’t been using all that much.  I purchased Bite Beauty’s Duo Lipstick in Lychee & Musk earlier this year and have really enjoyed the shades as well as the formulation.  Creamy, moisturizing and the colors are gorgeous.  The only downfall is that the formulation of these lippies are so darn soft, the warm summer heat has been doing a number on them and I know that soon I’ll be needing to apply these lip colors with a lip brush because the lipstick is getting bent out of shape.  They are naturally soft so even without summer, they were already starting to warp.  Regardless, for the price tag I am loving these and I think that anyone would enjoy them.

Of course, NYX’s Butter Lipsticks have been a favorite for months.  I have been pulling for Pops much more now then I did any other time.  I have a review for this lipstick here and if you are someone who likes nudes, this may be a great addition to your collection.  Creamy, soft and buttery on the lips, it’s been a favorite of mine all month.

July Beauty Favorites 2014

After purchasing my Lorac Pro 2 Palette last month, I instantly fell in love.  The shades are perfect for year round because they are soft and wearable… you can easily use most of them for all over the lid one wash shades.  I love that there are a few bold shades as well.  I have a review of this palette coming soon as well as a tutorial coming up using colors that I have been rocking all month long together:  Rose, Mocha, Cool Gray, Nectar & Plum.  This is surely becoming a favorite palette of mine and will take it’s place right next to #1 in my Holy Grail pile.

Of course, we all know I’m about that Vanilla Cake scents.  I have been a long time fan of Pacifica and their Island Vanilla scent has been a top scent for me the last 2 1/2 years.  I haven’t used anything else but this scent all month long in July.

July Lifestyle Favorites 2014

Last but not least are my Lifestyle Favorites.  As I mentioned in my video, the boys have been enjoying listening to Magic’s Rude on the radio so it has become a favorite of ours in the house.  I think it’s beyond adorable when twin 4 year olds and a 10 year old knows all the words to a popular song and they love it.  I have been also getting great use out of my Glasstic Water bottle.  I have a review for it here, and definitely recommend it to anyone – especially people who love infused waters.  It has been a lifesaver for me to carry around my drink in this heat.

Last but not least is my Cafe Press Customized Plus Size V-Neck T-shirt.  I designed this last month and have been enjoying it.  I think Black and Gold are such a great combination and I have been loving the simplicity and the statement.  I’ll try to remember to post a quick Outfit of the Day the next time I wear it.  The fabric is breathable, it’s cut and fits this plus size gal really well and it’s personalized.  I love it.  You can check out more information about creating your own shirt or many other things here.

Overall – even if July flew by so quickly and August is here… I am thankful that I accomplished so much in the month.  The twins are off to school as well as my eldest and all started on August 1st so the house has been quiet during the day, and I miss them so much.  Our summers are always filled with fun and this summer was surely no exception.  From hitting the beach, to the park to just cruising and enjoying our time together – I was certainly sad to see it all go (excuse me while I tear up a bit), but all three boys were so excited for school (I’ll have more of that in another post this week).  It’s times like this when I reflect back on a previous month that I realize how awesome life is and I’m glad for Monthly Favorites that allow me to reflect on the month previously.  My number one favorite that I didn’t mention in my video – time!  The past two months has given me awesome and quality time with my littles and my husband… that overall, is the best favorite of all.

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April was a month filled with a bunch of beauty favorites.  I have been shopping my stash lately so it has been a month that I have rediscovered old friends and had fun using them again after putting them aside for so long.  The thing about blogging about beauty products is that I tend to get so excited about the new stuff, sometimes I forget all about the things and products that I enjoyed in the past so it is so nice to rediscover them again.

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April Beauty and Foodie Favorites 2014

This month I had a mix of Beauty and Foodie Favorites.  My video was so long as it is that I forgot to also talk about my favorite music or songs that I have been listening to or movies I have been watching, but I’ll try to list those at the bottom of this post.  Ultimately – while I did include many new products in last month’s favorites, there are also many older ones that I’m excited to be picking out this time around.

So – check out what made my April Beauty Favorites and Foodie Loves in the video embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube here.  I did list them as well if you are interested in getting a brief run down.  Not all photos of each product are listed on the image.

My favorites for the month of April included:

  • Snap Pea Crisps – These snacks are addicting and delicious.  My family enjoys them and we have been reaching for them pretty often over the course of the last few months.
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai berries – I am not a HUGE chocolate fan, but I’m certainly fond of it and the first time I tried this yummy goodie, I was completely hooked.  It’s delicious, satisfies that little chocolate craving I have from time to time and we all enjoy it in our house.
  • Pacifica Coconut Nectar Body Butter – Pacifica Body Butters are some of my favorites and I am a frequent buyer of this brand.  I seriously love the scent of coconut and this smells yummy.
  • Aquolina Pink Sugar EDT – It’s no secret I’m an addict when it comes to sugary scents… and this is at the top of the list.
  • E35 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma Beauty – I’ve been a fan of Sigma brushes for a while and this one is probably one of my favorites!
  • E71 Highlight Diffuser Brush by Sigma Beauty – This brush really applies my browbone highlight nice and I enjoy using it.
  • E39 Buff and Blend Brush by Sigma Beauty – An all around brush that is great for blending.  I use it on my eyes as well as to contour.
  • MAC Eye Shadows – including Antiqued, Bronzed, Brun (a few old favorites)  – I have been a huge fan of MAC shadows for years and I have been pulling at these a lot lately over the last month.
  • Chela Dazzling Dark Brown Eye Pencil (brows) – I really wasn’t a huge fan of this pencil when I first received it so it sat in my makeup stash for a few months, but it’s slowly growing on me.
  • NYC Liquid Liner (an old favorite) – no explanation needed, I have been a fan of this liner for years and find myself consistently going back for more.
  • NYC HD Liquid Eyeliner – a new favorite to my liner collection.  This liner applies smoothly and is quick for a on-the-go liner.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner in Black Velvet – I love Perversion and Zero, but have really enjoyed using this one.  It is not as black as the others which I like for every day looks or to make my lashes look thicker.
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara – I decided to pick up this mascara after seeing all my blogger buddies pick it up.  I picked up the waterproof version and so far I’m liking it.  I’m still in the testing stages – but a review, coming soon.
  • Covergirl TruMagic Sunkisser Cream Bronzer – I was on the hunt for a cream bronzer and I was able to test the texture of this and loved it.  It’s great for every day or to bump it up – I top it with my favorite powder bronzer.
  • Milani Warm Petals Rose Powder Blush – This product will be mentioned many times over the next few months I’m sure.  It was a favorite of mine all summer last year and even after heavy use, I barely put a dent in it.
  • MAC Sunbasque Sheer tone blush – One of my all time Holy Grail blushes… nuff said!
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette  – I’m so glad I decided to invest in this palette.  Radiant is my favorite but I love them all… they feel great on my skin and I love the glow they provide.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the Diffused Light.
  • NYX Sunkissed Radiant Face Powder – I discussed this in a recent post and how much I adore it.  Seriously for the price you get a great product that offers such a gorgeous glow to your skin.  Seriously – this will continue to be a favorite of mine.
  • Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel – I tried this mascara for the first time about a year ago and I’ve been hooked since.  It is definitely one of my favorites and I have already purchased several tubes to replace.
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked – I got this mini in one of my Sephora Give Me More Lip and I have seriously been loving it. No sticky-icky on the lips and it’s a really nice nude shade.
  • MAC Lip Glass in Viva Glam VI – I really loved this Viva Glam VI collection since I got my hands on it. I mentioned in my video that they are hard to find, but I can order them online, my local MAC counter just hasn’t had them in stock.
  • MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette – this has been a favorite of mine for years… and I know I will continue to pick it up when my tubes are empty.

 

 

So those were my Beauty and Foodie favorites for the month of April.  I know this entire summer will be about shopping my stash and rediscovering products I loved but neglected over the last year.  Did you have a long list of favorites this month?  Any of the products on my list made your favorites too?

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