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I’ve been using teeth whitening products for many of my adult years. I’m always on the hunt for one that will not affect my already sensitive teeth.  Recently I was introduced to the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System and after trying it out, I’m excited to share it with all of you.  

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As you may know, I got a root canal done on one of teeth a few months ago and tooth sensitivity has been a common problem I’ve experienced.  I wanted to whiten my teeth, without the issues that I would get from other store bought systems.  Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System has come to my rescue.  This system was developed by dentists and clinically proven to deliver results.  I love that it’s a trusted brand with a professional-grade system that I can use at home.  It’s quick, safe and convenient.  But most of all, it’s comfortable to use.  

How does it work?

The Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System takes teeth that are yellowed or stained due to years of exposure to coffee, tea, wine or any other acidic foods and beverages (or from intrinsic aging) from dull to dazzling.  And, it does it in 30 minutes.  This unit is a three step system that uses patented light-activated whitening technology and features the first at-home dental grade whitening light.  It’s clinically proven to brighten smiles up to six shades in 30 minutes.  

What’s included in the kit?

The Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening System includes:

  • Patented Duo Power Xenon Whitening Light
  • AcceleRinse to pre-treat teeth
  • Deep Whitening Serum containing active dental peroxide
  • 4 AAA batteries for your whitening light
  • Shade Guide and instructions
  • Bonus:  Power White Pro Toothpaste (1 oz.)

With the Luster Premium White Kit you get a trusted winner of the Women’s Choice Award – ranked 9 out of 10 for their Customer Recommended Whitening Kits.  But, what I love the most about this system is that there are no messy strips or trays (that don’t fit each person) but you get a Professional-Grade whitening system you can use at home.  Even with my sensitive teeth, I found that I had zero sensitivity while using these products and they are enamel-safe and sulfate free.  It also helps ease my mind that they were developed by dentists, making it something that I know I can feel comfortable trying.  Did I mention how affordable the kit is?  It’s just $43.99, making it easy to get professional results in the comfort of your own home.

I’m all about affordability and Luster Pro Whitening System is definitely an affordable option.  But, they didn’t sacrifice on the quality.  As you can see from the chart below, Luster Pro Light offers quality results without a hefty price tag compared to other whitening systems on the market. 

How did Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System work for me?

I’ve been using the Luster system now for a few weeks.  I love how easy the system is to use and the directions are easy to follow.  Simply brush your teeth with the Power White Pro Toothpaste and then floss.  Once that is done I rinse my mouth/teeth with the AcceleRinse to help pretreat my teeth.  Then, I apply the Stain Lifting Serum to my teeth (it’s a brush so application is easy) and hold the light to my teeth for two minutes.  It’s definitely simple and easy to use.  Once that’s done, after just a few treatments, I noticed that my teeth had whitened a few shades.  I was not only excited but so happy to see how it was working for me.

crazy hair, don’t care – lol.  The Whitening light is easy to use and lightweight too.  You don’t need to hold it to your face very long which makes it great for days when you’re on the go.

My teeth before my first Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System.  Sorry the before & after photos are not so clear, it’s hard to photograph your own teeth, lol.
My teeth after two weeks of using the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System

After using the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System for several weeks, I found that my teeth had whitened several shades and I wasn’t the only one to notice.  Friends and family members have commented on my teeth asking if they were professionally whitened.  I send them right over to Luster Pro Light Dental System because I love that it is affordable and so easy to use.  Teeth are important and most times the smile is the first thing people notice on you. Keeping your teeth white and looking healthy is essential for any first impression.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive teeth whitening system, I definitely suggest checking out the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System. For under $50 you can get a teeth whitening system that is kind to sensitive teeth and easy to use.  

Interested in learning more?  Check out Luster Premium White products online at Lusterpremiumwhite.com

Thank you Luster Premium White for giving me the opportunity to try your products and for being so patient while I recover from my root canal.  

Disclaimer:  The product(s) featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.  

I’m so excited to introduce to all of you the new ESQIDO Liner.  Recently I had the opportunity to try out two liners from ESQIDO in the colors black and brown.  Let’s just say that I’ve been using it like crazy the last month.  Today, I’m sharing my thoughts with all of you on these products.

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ESQIDO recently released their new silky and smooth gel liner pencils in the colors black and brown.  These incredibly silky liners are so creamy, they glide on with the ease of a gel liner, without the fuss of having to use a liner brush.  They are so incredibly pigmented, that they apply effortlessly.  Use these liners to create your perfect cat eye or winged liner with no fuss.

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About ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils

The ESQIDO Eyeliners are specially formulated to provide you with all-day wear.  I found that these wore really well on my waterline throughout the day, even with my watery eyes.  They deliver continuous flow and even lines down to the last stroke.  

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As you can see from the swatch photo above, the formula of each liner is smooth.  A little goes a long way to provide you with pigmented coverage for those stunning eyeliner looks.  I especially love using these liners as a base for some of my eyeshadow looks.  Since the liner formula is so creamy and smooth, you can blend them to use as an eyeshadow base.  However, they will stay put on the eyes as a regular liner look if you wear it that way.

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Sharpening Your Liner

To keep your liner doing precision work for you, the liner also includes a precision sharpener.  At any time you can simply sharpen your liner for your best work.  I love that there is this option because it makes for a perfect travel companion.

** In the photos above I’m using my favorite mascara and the ESQIDO Black Gel Eyeliner Pencil (first two images) and ESQIDO Brown Gel Eyeliner Pencil (last photo) on my waterline/tight line.  Since my lashes are so short and thin, this liner helps to create the illusion that I have thicker lashes.  

My favorite way to wear these liners is on my waterline.  This allows me to wear mascara and enhance my normal lash line so that my lashes look full and dark.  

The Formula and Product Details

Formula details:  Each liner is 5-free and latex-free.  They are formulated without formaldehyde, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.  The liners are fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive eyes.  Each eyeliner comes with 0.5g worth of product.  ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils provide you with continuous even flower that covers perfectly in one coat.  The liner dries matte and is perfect to wear on its own or with your favorite eyeshadow.

Price:  $12.00 (Limited Time Launch Pricing)  

Each liner is packed with product, in a casing that has a retractable body.  Inside of the liner casing is a silicone ring closure to provide an airtight seal.  ESQIDO designed this liner so that it is made to last and you can use it until the last stroke.

Ingredients

Brown:  
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, C30-50 Alcohols, Plymethysilsesquoixane, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Acetylate Glycol Stearate, Triethoxycapryllsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide Oxides (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)

Black:  
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, C30-50 Alcohols, Plymethysilsesquoixane, Silica, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Acetylate Glycol Stearate, Triethoxycapryllsilane, Mica (CI77019), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510)

My Final Thoughts

These liners are so soft that they make it incredibly easy to apply to my already sensitive eyes.  But, they are not so soft that it just crumbles or melts when applying it.  I love that they come with a built-in sharpener for a precision tip in seconds.  Furthermore, even with my watery eyes, I don’t have to worry about smearing, bunching or running.  It’s my favorite to use on my waterline and they wear all day and for hours on me.  If you use ESQIDO False lashes, this is the perfect companion.  It will help you blend your false lashes seamlessly with your natural lashes.  I am also a huge fan of the overall packaging.  You get a luxury product feel and quality product.  I am a fan and I hope that ESQIDO makes more colors in the future.  

Interested in trying out the ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils for yourself?  You can get more information or purchase them online at: https://esqido.com/products/gel-eyeliner-pencil 


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.

Recently I shared with all of you my thoughts on a skincare line that is based here in Hawaii.  I mentioned that they were soon to be releasing a new Natural, Reef-Safe Sunscreen.  Today, I’m excited to give you the details on this new launch.  Read the Press Release below.

A Sunscreen Formula Free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

Maui, Hawaiʻ– (September 18, 2018) – Kuleana®, a new skincare line created in Hawaiʻi, adds a natural sunscreen to its product offerings to protect consumers and coral reefs while supporting environmental nonprofits in Hawaiʻi. Kuleana® Sunscreen is made from plant-based oils, minerals, and other reef-safe natural ingredients and does not contain ecologically harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate – two chemicals known to be toxic to corals and other marine life and recently banned by Hawaiʻi’s new sunscreen law. In addition to its environmentally friendly formulation, Kuleana Sunscreen aims to support environmental organizations in the state through its membership in 1% for the Planet, a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving.

“We are proud to offer consumers another natural product that aligns with our state’s environmental goals to protect and preserve fragile marine ecosystems, including coral reefs,” said Joy Galatro, marketing director at Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company and parent company of Kuleana. “Practicing sustainability and protecting the environment are central to our company’s mission. With this product, we’re able to offer an earth-friendly and effective sunscreen choice for consumers while giving back to local nonprofits that are doing important work for our environment. We believe this is our responsibility, our kuleana.”

Formulated, tested and produced in an FDA-compliant facility, Kuleana Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection, remains water resistant for 80 minutes, and works well with all skin types. It contains a sheer, non-whitening zinc oxide that rubs in clear, allowing for application with or without makeup and ideal for daily use with other Kuleana skincare products. The product contains an innovative “clear” zinc oxide which leaves no detectable nanoparticles in the final product. Because they are porous, the zinc clusters appear clear on the skin, eliminating the undesirable “whitening” appearance common with most non-nano zinc sunscreens.

Vegan, cruelty-free, and without synthetic fragrances or colors, Kuleana Sunscreen is formulated with macadamia nut oil and sunflower oil made from locally grown ingredients and produced by Pacific Biodiesel, which last year began farming sunflowers in Maui’s central valley. Other natural ingredients include aloe extract, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and pineapple fruit extract – all skin-nourishing ingredients.

Through its new 1% for the Planet membership, Kuleana Sunscreen will support the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi beginning September 2018, in honor of the chapter’s 50th anniversary. The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi actively works throughout the islands to stop climate change, ensure climate justice for all, and protect Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources. Additionally, when individuals volunteer with the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi in the next year, Kuleana will provide an exclusive 50% discount on its sunscreen product purchased from the company’s website at KuleanaSunscreen.com.

“The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi focuses on priorities that reflect our company’s cutting-edge values: clean energy, climate change, food and water security, and sustainability,” Galatro added. “Supporting their statewide efforts reinforces the importance of a “mauka to makai” focus in protecting Hawaiʻi’s reefs – because harmful waste and pollutants on the land can eventually flow down into the ocean and negatively affect our fragile marine ecosystems.”

“We are grateful and honored to have the support of Kuleana,” said Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi. “Guided by a genuine commitment to our planet and fueled by cutting-edge science, Kuleana is making it easier for all of us to do what we love with less impact on the natural resources around us.”

Kuleana Sunscreen is available in 3-ounce tubes and retails for $18. In response to demand, the company is also offering the sunscreen in bulk sizes for its resort and tourism-related customers. The product will be available for purchase in retail locations beginning this month and is currently for sale on the company’s website. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Kuleana

Kuleana® is a new skincare line of beauty oils and facial cleansers handcrafted in Hawaiʻi. These natural beauty products feature locally sourced ingredients such as macadamia, kukui, coconut, avocado and green coffee. The products are GMO-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free and contain no synthetic ingredients, fragrances or additives. The brand, inspired by the Hawaiian word “kuleana” that translates to “a personal sense of responsibility,” reflects the company’s dedication to practicing sustainability and contributing to a healthier world. Kuleana is manufactured and distributed by Maiden Hawaiʻi Naturals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel. Kuleana beauty oils and cleansers are handcrafted and bottled at the company’s facility on Hawaiʻi Island. Kuleana Sunscreen is a member of 1% for the Planet. Connect with Kuleana on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi

Formed in 1968, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi has over 20,000 members and supporters working throughout the islands to help people better explore, enjoy, and protect the planet’s unique environment and wildlife. The Sierra Club is the largest, oldest environmental organization in the U.S. The Sierra Club relies on volunteers to support outdoor education programs, trail and native species restoration projects, and grassroots advocacy for sound environmental policies. For more information, visit sierraclubhawaii.org.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network. Started in 2002, today 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Its members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

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The information in this post was provided for press release purposes.  Honeygirl’s World has not tried this product and cannot provide a review or thoughts on it at this time.  This is for informational purposes only.  Mahalo

I’m so excited to share with you the Emily Edit Palettes, a collaboration between Makeup Revolution and EmilyNoel83, one of my favorite Beauty YouTubers.  

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Who is EmilyNoel83?

When I started doing YouTube videos 10+ years ago, I remember being one of the first 200 subscribers to EmilyNoel83.  She was a news reporter named Emily Noel who had a bubbly personality.  Emily filmed her videos in a small apartment with that “newscaster” flair and “girl next door” attitude, which I love.  She offers honest and truthful reviews that are not sponsored.  Her easy to follow makeup tutorials are for all levels of skill.  Cupcake (that’s her cat) would steal the show and make appearances.  Now, several years later, I’ve watched Emily have two beautiful little girls and build a channel that I value and respect.

Emily’s love for life, positivity and informative style is endearing and keeps her audience coming back for more. 

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Now, 10 years later, she’s collaborating with Makeup Revolution.  I’m so excited to share this collab with all of you.

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The Emily Edit – The Needs Palette

The Needs Emily Edit was designed to be a “greatest hits” of the brand. A full-face style palette that really offers a “multi-tasking” use for each shade.   This beautiful palette is full of positivity, featuring Emily’s personal shade names that have a special color identity.  Gorgeously cased in pale pink packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.

Shades included in The Needs:

  • Courage – a medium brown, bronzer and contour shade with a matte finish
  • Joy – peachy pink blush with a matte finish
  • Gratitude – a creamy highlight with a satin finish
  • Kindness – cream translucent powder with a matte finish (Emily likes to use it as an under-eye powder)
  • Honesty – blush peach, satin finish
  • Passion – dark brown, with a red shimmer
  • Peace – peachy nude, matte finish
  • Faith – warm brown, matte finish
  • Hope – fudge brown, matte finish
  • Love – cream shade with a matte finish
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I’m over the moon in love with these shades and the palette in a whole.  The Needs offers you the perfect travel palette because it has everything you need to create a look.  Every powder in this palette is silky and creamy.  Whether creating a smokey or neutral eye look, this palette has you covered.  The perfect “everyday” palette.

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Left to Right Swatches:  Courage, Joy, Gratitude, Kindness, Honesty, Passion, Peace, Faith, Hope and Love.

Did I mention how large the mirror is?  A large mirror (the size of the palette) makes this ideal for any makeup lover.  The palette casing is sturdy and beautiful, offering it a lux look with great names.  Also, I love opening this palette and looking at the shade names, it’s so inspiring.

The Emily Edit – The Wants Palette

Emily Edit The Wants palette has easily become one of my favorites in my eyeshadow collection.  This gorgeous piece features 24 colors in a combination of matte, satin and shimmer shades.  What I love the most about this palette is the universal color range and how it works well with all skin tones.  But, I am absolutely crushing on the color selection as well.

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The Wants palette is encased in a pale peach packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.  

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When you buy this palette, you may notice that each color is laid out in little quads that you can use together to create a cohesive look.  However, the colors all work well together so there are a plethora of combinations you can use to create a gorgeous look.

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My Favorites?

While I’ve been enjoying all of the shades, (I’m trying not to discriminate) some of my favorites include:  Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Side Hustle, Grateful, Dues Paid, Family, Corduroy, Heartbeat, Top Story and Capricorn.  Let’s be honest here, I should have just listed all the shades… haha, I struggled to choose.

Shades included in The Wants:

  • The Cream – white cream, matte finish
  • Midwest – light tan, matte finish
  • Oh Heavens! – beige cream, satin finish
  • Cupcake – peach, satin finish
  • Hobby – light brown, matte finish
  • Dues Paid – red brick, matte finish
  • LoveTons – plum, matte finish
  • Laughcry – blood orange, matte finish
  • Prayer – sepia brown, matte finish
  • Eve Rose – light lilac with a gold shift, satin finish
  • Pizzazz – maroon, matte finish
  • Grateful – lime green, shimmer finish
  • Belle Violet – lavender, shimmer finish
  • Family – deep purple, matte finish
  • Heartbeat – chestnut, shimmer finish
  • Good Vibes – Rich copper, shimmer finish
  • Capricorn – mocha brown, satin finish
  • Top Story – gold, shimmer finish
  • Corduroy – emerald green, matte finish
  • Side Hustle – khaki green with a gold shift, shimmer finish
  • Pi Phi – plum purple, matte finish
  • Apartment – wood brown, matte finish
  • Dark & Early – black, matte finish
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Swatches Left to Right – The Cream, Hobby, Prayer, Grateful, Good Vibes, Side Hustle
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Swatches Left to Right – Midwest, Dues Paid, Eve Rose, Belle Violet, Capricorn, Pi Phi
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Swatches Left to Right – Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Pizzazz, Family, Top Story, Apartment
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Swatches Left to Right – Cupcake, Laughcry, Cheer, Heartbeat, Corduroy, Dark & Early 

** Note that these swatches are done directly on my hand without any primer or base.  Many of these colors are applied to my skin in one swipe, so bare in mind that they can be built up to obtain a darker and richer shade.  I am a medium skin tone.

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To create this look, I followed Emily’s Tutorial here, Rich Fall Glam.  I’m using all the shades she mentioned in this look.  Shades used:  Heartbeat, Oh Heavens!, Top Story, Dark & Early, Cheer, Corduroy, Side Hustle and Grateful.
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To create this look, I followed Emily’s Tutorial here, Rich Fall Glam.  I’m using all the shades she mentioned in this look.  Shades used:  Heartbeat, Oh Heavens!, Top Story, Dark & Early, Cheer, Corduroy, Side Hustle and Grateful.

“I wanted this palette to inspire but could also allow you to stay in your comfort zone. I wanted the perfect balance of light, medium and really rich dark shades. I want the colors to be buildable, so you can reach that level of intensity that you want. You can create countless looks and endless creativity.”

-Emily Noel
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For this look I’m using a combination of The Needs Palette and The Wants Palette.  Shades used include:  Honesty, Passion, Gratitude & Peace (The Needs) and Good Vibes and Dark & Early (The Wants)

My Final Thoughts

It is not often that I run out and buy a makeup palette that is a collaboration with any particular YouTuber.  But, as soon as I found out about this one, I knew I had to have it.  RevolutionxEmily The Needs and The Wants Palettes are beautiful and created so well.  I’ve mentioned the packaging previously, but I must reiterate that I really love how sturdy these palettes are.  Let’s talk about the price point too.  The Needs palette is just $15 and The Wants Palette is $20.  It’s not only affordable for anyone to purchase, but it is also great quality for the price point.  

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For this look I’m using a combination of The Needs Palette and The Wants Palette. Shades used include: Honesty, Passion, Gratitude & Peace (The Needs) and Good Vibes and Dark & Early (The Wants)

Way to Go Emily!

Though haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, the moment that I picked these up, I’ve been using them daily.  Both palettes have become favorites and I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of them.  Mirrored hardshell case and beautiful shades in creamy shadows, yes… this is a must-have for anyone of any age.

EmilyNoel83 is one of my favorite YouTubers (she’s even listed on my YouTube Favorites List), so I am so excited and proud of her and her accomplishments.  These palettes are definitely Homeruns in my book and I’m loving them!

You can purchase these palettes where available at:  https://www.revolutionbeautyusa.com/, http://ultabeauty.com or in person at your local Ulta Store.


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were purchased with my own money.  All opinions are 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.  Visit my Disclosures Page for more information.

As a Hawaii girl, born & raised, I’m always excited to hear about new Hawaii made products.  Recently, I was introduced to Kuleana Beauty Skincare, beauty products made right here in the islands and I’m really stoked to share it with all of you.

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What is Kuleana Beauty?

Kuleana is a clean, simple skincare system that features moisturizing Hawaiian beauty oils and facial cleansers made with natural ingredients grown and handcrafted right in Hawaii by pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel.  (Pacific Biodiesel is also the company behind the Maui Sunflower Farm that you see in my picture below)

About Kuleana

Kuleana beauty products are manufactured by Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.  Founded in 1995 on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid bio fuels.  It demonstrates a sustainable, community-based, zero-waste “agriculture and renewable energy” model that is helping Hawaii fight climate change and achieve a clean energy future.  

This photograph was taken in April 2017.

I had the opportunity to try two products from the Kuleana Beauty line Soothe and I’m going to share my thoughts on each product for all of you.

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Soothe Beauty Cleanser

The cleanser is gentle on the skin and made with macadamia nut oil, Hawaiian sea salt and Hawaiian rainwater that is collected and purified from the rainy Hilo area of Hawaii island.  The cleanser rinses very easily from the skin without tugging or rubbing but leaves my skin feeling clean and renewed.  If you’re looking for a cleanser that has a lot of lather, this one may not be it… but it doesn’t leave me feeling dirty after a cleansing.  My skin feels clean (without the dryness), fresh and I love that the cleanser is lightweight but still offers so much moisture for my dry skin.

Ingredients:  Aqua (filtered rainwater) Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide*, Sodium Chloride (Hawaiian Sea Salt). 
* used only to saponify oils into soap. None remains in final product.

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Soothe Beauty Oil

Made with pure Hawaiian macadamia nut oil, which is a light oil that absorbs rapidly to nourish the skin. This oil is perfect to moisturize all skin types. The Beauty Oil is also a favorite of mine because I can use it day or night as a light moisturizer or to really hydrate my skin if needed. It hasn’t clogged my pores or caused my sensitive skin any issues.

Ingredients:  Macadamia nut oil

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I’ve been using each of these products quite religiously as a part of my daily skincare routine over the last 2 months or so.  My skin looks radiant after using both of these products and I love how soft and smooth my face feels each day.  Whether I use both products together or separately, I know that my skin will look radiant and glowing but also plump and youthful.  I’m definitely a fan of these products and I just love how my skin drinks each of them up and looks and feels so hydrated.

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3 Skincare lines to choose from:

Kuleana offers three distinct skincare products:

  • Soothe – made with Hawaiian pure macadamia nut oil, is rich in antioxidants and possessing anti-inflammatory properties.  It is excellent for all skin types.
  • Nourish – ideal for moisturizing, is made with macadamia oil, kukui nut oil and coconut oil.
  • Rejuve – meant for maturing skin, is made with macadamia oil, avocado oil and green coffee oil.

All Kuleana products are GMO-free, contain no synthetic fragrances or colors, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable.  Kuleana Beauty is now being carried at the spas of luxury hotels in Hawaii such as Andaz Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona (Big Island).

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Coming soon to Kuleana

Coming soon, Kuleana will also be releasing a reef-safe sunscreen, that includes their natural plant-based oils and is free of oxybenzon and octinoxate, both of which are soon-to-be-banned in Hawaii as of Jan. 1, 2021 (common sunscreen ingredients that are now known to cause damage to our reefs.)  You can pre-order your sunscreen now as shipments will begin in September 2018.

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I’m proud to say that Kuleana Products are a part of Hawaii and as a Hawaiian Native, I love the mission behind the brand.  It’s import to remember that our Earth is simply on loan and we need to take care of it while it’s in our possession.  

In Hawaiian, “kuleana” means a personal sense of responsibility.

Pono – To Make Right!

If you’ve been reading my posts here on Honeygirl’s World for a while, you may know that I review and test out many skin care products.  But, Kuleana has a special place in my heart.  The “Kuleana” or responsibility of our Hawaiian people is to perpetuate our Hawaiian culture, language and land.  Kuleana Beauty takes that value and uses it to inspire their company to not only practice sustainability and support local farming but also to help create a cleaner, kinder and healthier world for all of us.  In Hawaiian, we would call that “Pono”, which is defined as:  righteousness or to make right.  

Please be sure to head on over to the Kuleana website to get the full mission and background on how this company came about.  I’m sure you will enjoy their story and love what they stand for as much as I do.  

Mahalo (thank you) Kuleana Beauty for giving me the opportunity to try your products.  You have a life long customer and fan and I look forward to trying all of the other skincare products you offer as well as sharing your brand and products with everyone I know.

To purchase your own products from Kuleana, visit them at:  https://kuleanabeauty.com/


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  This is not a paid or sponsored post, however, affiliate links may be posted throughout.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.

Ola Tropical Apothecary has added a new skin care collection to their offerings called:  Ola Hawaiian Skin Care.  Utilizing infusions of powerful tropical ingredients, Ola Hawaiian Skin Care offers a range of cleansers, toners, masks, serums and a moisturizer to the line.  Each of these products provides effective skincare solutions to keep skin looking young, radiant and nourished.  

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I was very excited to have the opportunity to try a product from Ola Tropical Apothecary.  Being a Hawaii Native, I enjoy trying products from companies that are locally based here in the islands.  I was sent the  Plumeria Sugar Polish.  If you know anything about me, it’s that Plumeria is one of my favorite scents, so I was eager to give it a try and share my thoughts with all of you.  

The Sugar Body Polish is gentle, even on my sensitive skin and offers natural exfoliating properties while combining pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey to renew and condition the skin.  To these awesome combination of ingredients, Ola also adds an infusion of healing Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters to help cleans, soften and moisturize the skin.  If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be “Luxurious”.

If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be Luxurious!

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Using the Ola Tropical Apothecary Plumeria Sugar Polish is simple.  Simply apply and/or use the product in the shower or bath to cleanse and renew your skin.  Apply to damp skin and massage well, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.  Rinse off with warm water.  You can use this sugar polish several times a week to help make your skin radiant and hydrated.  My favorite places to use the sugar polish is on my heels and feet as well as my hands, elbows, and knees.  This is especially a treat for me when I’m about to change out my nail polish or do a self-mani/pedi.  It’s the perfect way to leave my skin looking great.  

The ingredients in this particular product happen to be some of my favorites for skincare:  honey, aloe vera, noni fruit, taro root, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter and kukui nut oil – just to name a few.

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Ola offers a variety of products (as mentioned above) for use in their Hawaiian Skin Care daily ritual.  While I have only tried their sugar polish, I’m excited to try out other products from the line to include:  cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Masks are also available to add to your collection.  Collections include the following:

  • ʻĀina (land) – The ʻĀina group targets normal to dry skin conditions. Harnessing the natural anti-aging benefits of tropical fruit, medicinal plants, and elements, ʻĀina Hawaiian Skincare is revitalizing, nourishing, hydrating, moisturizing for the skin.
  • Kai (sea) – The Kai group targets acne-prone skin and blemishes. Focusing on powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and repairing sea elements and seaside plants to exfoliate, remove impurities, heal and restore the skin.
  • Pua (flower) – The Pua group targets the complex issues of sensitive or irritated skin. Drawing on the soothing and repairing benefits of tropical flowers to rejuvenate, soothe and soften the skin.
  • Mana Moisturizer addresses the total health of your skin. By infusing new discoveries in natural anti-aging ingredients extracted from the land and the sea, with powerful essential oils, we have created a deeply hydrating and nourishing base to which you may add the Ola serum of your choice.
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About Ola, Tropical Apothecary is a natural-based bath and body spa collection centered on the Hawaiian concept of beauty and wellness.  Each of the Company’s hand-crafted bath and body products combines beneficial botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers in the time-honored, traditional Hawaiian way.  By supporting Ola, you support local small farmers and business, as well as a Company that is responsible, transparent and sustainable.  Please, visit www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com for more information.

The new skin care line is already available online at Hawaiianbodyproducts.com.  Prices will range from $25 to $73 depending on each item.  Click on the link to view the entire line and read all about the Ola Tropical Apothecary collection.

The  ‘Aina Collection from Ola Tropical Apothecary

Get more information or purchase from Ola Tropical Apothecary at: www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com

Mahalo Ola Tropical Apothecary for sharing your awesome sugar polish with me.  I look forward to trying out more of your products in the future.


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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of FarmHouse Fresh and their awesome body and skin care products.  I’ve featured the brand several times here on the site and boy oh boy am I loving these two particular products, especially for summer.  Today I introduce you to the FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic and Three Milk Ageless Night Cream.  If you are anything like me and have dry skin year round, I think you’ll definitely want to tune into this post and read all about these beauties.

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The Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic is an Instant Pore-Refining Toner.  Retailing for $36.00.  The toner comes in a 3.5 oz glass bottle and it’s a product that I’ve been absolutely loving lately.  99% natural, vegan and gluten free, this product really leaves your skin feeling and looking flawless.  I’ve been loving how my complexion is looking lately and love this product more because it is alcohol-free.  This toner smooths the skin and helps to boost moisture.  Let’s face it, with my sensitive and dry skin, I need all the moisture I can get.

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This product provides vital nourishment from U.S. grown organic aronia berries which is said to be a miracle fruit with one of the highest antioxidant contents ever recorded.  It has a natural filter effect to help make pores appear as if they were never there.  It literally is a new favorite and I love how it makes my skin look and feel.  Since I don’t use foundation, this product really has helped my skin blossom the last month.

This toner delivers pristine rose water and a touch of a polyhydroxy acid to provide a light and long-term exfoliation.  The berry vitamins help to visibly reduce the look of fine lines and I love that it’s a product you can spritz for on-the-go hydration for instant refreshment whenever you need it.

I apply this product after my morning skin care routine.  I apply a mist evenly to my face and neck and when I have a little extra time, I’ll apply to a cotton pad and smooth evenly over my skin.  This product should not be rinsed.  I apply it at night when I feel I need an extra boost of hydration or if my skin is looking dull.  I also love using this to help refresh my skin and cool me down since summer has already begun here in Hawaii and it’s hot.  I love the scent of this mist.  It reminds me of a light berry scent, though my husband says that he doesn’t smell berry, he smells a light sweet fragrance.  I think the smell is a great way to jump start your day.

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Now let’s chat about the Three Milk Ageless Night Cream.  Anything with the word “ageless” in its title has me absolutely amused and intrigued.  This night cream comes in a 1.7 oz glass jar and in a decorative box.  It retails for $45.00.  It is known as FarmHouse Fresh’s #1 selling face cream and boy can I agree because I think it’s wonderful.  This cream is said to literally transform your skin overnight and I’ve been loving it.  This “wonder milk” is uniquely rich and definitely hydrating.  It offers a time-release delivery system of pure form retinol.  Because so many retinol products can cause redness, irritation and dryness (I know this first hand), this product is definitely in a whole different leaque.  The slow-release system ensures it delivers softness, illumination and firmness as well as other awesome benefits, without the usual side effects that you would expect or may have experienced with pure form retinol.

I didn’t expect that this cream would not only be thick but definitely smooth.  But, you’ll be amazed at how wonderfully it blends into the skin and how well it works overnight.  In the mornings I find that my skin feels so smooth and looks bright.  After spending some time in the sun, I found that it’s been so beneficial in healing my skin and helping with my sunburn as well.  (Of course, I do not suggest putting it on any open wounds or sunburn)

This cream includes botanical milks and skin restoring peptides that is in FHF daily moisturizer plus the restorative retinol and proprietary blend of vitamin extracts, moisture boosting ingredients and a cool creamy texture.  I definitely think after the first use you’ll notice a huge difference in your skin’s texture and brightness as well as how fresh your skin looks.

A thin layer at night is all that is needed when using this product.  I apply it to my face, neck and near my crows feet (just a little) as my final step in my night-time skin care routine.  I have found over the last few weeks that it definitely has helped to hydrate my dry skin and revive my dull skin tone.  You may also notice a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles and a firmer complexion.  This product does have a fragrance, but it is light and quite nice.  I didn’t have any scent sensitivities while using this product.

If you’re interested in learning more about these products including their full list of ingredients, definitely head on over to FarmHouse Fresh’s Website.  Also, don’t forget to take a look at some of their other awesome products.  I have a bunch of my favorites listed here on my blog, so definitely do a search for FARMHOUSE FRESH and read my thoughts on some of these awesome fresh-baked goods.

Thank you FarmHouse Fresh for sharing these delights with me.  I am absolutely loving them and I know my readers will enjoy them too.


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Hi Friends.  I’m excited to share a new video with all of you.  Check out a few new things I found at the drugstore and some PR Goodies I received recently.  All information, as well as purchase links, can be found in the description of the video.  Have a wonderful day.

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About two months ago I was introduced to Emme Diane by a fellow beauty blogger named Jen (MyBeautyBunny).  She raved about how great the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 was and I knew that I just had to get my hands on the product and try it out for myself.  Living in such a warm climate like Hawaii, I was immediately smitten over the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40, so much so – that I had to share it with all of you.

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The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 retails for $46.00.  First, I wanted to touch base on the packaging of the product itself.  I’m all about that easy to dispense life and the product is easily dispensed through a pump that makes application a breeze.  I just wanted to put that out there, because the “no fuss, no muss” life is for me.

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Okay, now that I have gotten that out of the way – let’s talk product.  The Emme Diane website states that this tinted mineral sunscreen has a cult following and boy, let me just say – I can see why.  Living in Hawaii, I want to make sure to help protect our precious coral but I need the protection from the sun that we experience more than 90% of the year.  Emme Diane offers this Physical sunscreen with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to not only protect our skin but also our ocean wildlife.  The sunscreen applies so effortlessly and I love that it glides onto my skin without any issues.

The product is soft and silky and applies easily with my fingertips or using a brush.  I tend to put it on after applying my moisturizer each day and while it is tinted, it offers a soft tint to help even out skin tone which is perfect for me.  Emme Diane suggests applying it every 80 minutes after swimming or sweating, but I love using it on its own when out running errands or during a normal day for that sun protection that my skin needs.  It is also suggested to apply at least every 2 hours.

Using Emme Diane Tinted SPF 40

The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 offers you a sheer, mattifying look to the skin while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth (so it’s perfect for applying before makeup).  I love that because it is non-comedogenic I haven’t had any breakouts and I have had minimal white cast when using this product.  It blends into my skin tone perfectly.  I have been dealing with many sensitive skin issues the last few months due to some health complications, so I really wanted to try something that would be gentle on my skin and this has been it.  I’m not lying when I say that I LOVE this sunscreen.

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I want to try out the Illuminating Tinted SPF next because with summer on its way, I’m all about that glow.

Have you tried anything from the Emme Diane line?  If so, comment below and let me know.  Emme Diane has been gracious enough to provide a discount for my readers and followers.

Use code:  Honeygirlk10 at https://www.emmediane.com/ for 10% off.  This code will expire in a year, so stock up on your faves now.

 

 

 


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If you’ve been following me on social media the last couple of months, then you know that I’ve been traveling between islands quite frequently for medical reasons.  I must say, that packing up everything you need for a week into one carry-on bag is one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you’re a beauty and makeup lover.  But, thanks to the MYO Cosmetic Case, I was able to take my necessities with me without a hassle.  I’m all about the life of products that really make life a breeze so today I’m gonna introduce you to the MYO Cosmetic Case and hopefully it can help you out too.

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MYO Cosmetic Cases give you the opportunity to travel with your most important cosmetics without the hassle of packing them in separate containers.  Everything you need is right where you need it.  They are similar to your standard magnetic makeup palette but offer so much more.  There’s no need for bulky liquid and cream containers in separate packaging or a brush roll to carry your necessary brushes to create your look.  You can fit just about anything into these palettes, thanks to its awesome design and addition of liquid/cream containers.

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Known as the “Cosmetic Clutch” the MYO Cases were the Winner of the 2017 Cosmoproof North America Trendsetter Award.  The cases are designed to support modern women and allow them to “go everywhere and experience everything”.

What makes the MYO Cosmetic Clutch so fun and cool for me is that you can fit everything in there.  Pencils (eyeliner, lip liner, brows, etc.) and your favorite eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and powder products that you can depot.  But the MYO Beauty Pods really take it to a whole new level.  Each MYO Cosmetic Clutch comes with 3 MYO Beauty Pods that are designed so that you can securely carry your lotions, creams, serums and loose powders with you on the go.  This was extremely helpful for me when I needed to go through TSA since it allowed me the right amount of product without going over travel regulations.

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Each Beauty Pod holds the standard amount of skincare products and are easy to use, wash and reuse.  They come in two sizes and they have an air and water resistant seal.  Made of medical grade material so that they are safe for your products.  They can hold everything from toothpaste to pills and eyelashes, small earrings.  The possibilities are endless.

You could fill your entire palette with depotted eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers or highlighters or decide to mix it up a bit with a variety of different products, not just powder products like a traditional magnetic palette.  And, if you love a little color or want your palette to match your style, you can choose between other colors besides black:  fuchsia, turquoise, and silver.

A MYO Cosmetic Clutch Kit comes complete with the following:

  • 3 MYO Beauty Pods (2×1.4g & 1×1.7g)
  • 2 MYO Style Sticks (to help organize and separate certain products as well as keep things like pencils and brushes in place)
  • 1 Double Ended Eye Shadow / Brow Brush (Cruelty-free/Pro Quality $12 USD Value)
  • 1 MYO Cosmetic Circlet – Choice of Color – Black, Silver, Fuchsia, or Turquoise.

Retail:  $45.00

MYO Cosmetic Cases also offers a variety of different accessories to use with your cosmetic clutch.  Additional Beauty Pods can be purchased in sets of 3 for $9.00 and Transparent Beauty Pods as an add-on to your order.  They are sold in a set of 4 for $9.00

MYO Cosmetic Cases are perfect for the jet-setter or person who wants to keep their favorite cosmetic necessities with them at all times.  It’s compact and lightweight and offers you the opportunity to have everything you need in one handy little case.

So what about you, have you heard of the MYO Cosmetic Case?  If so, what do you think about it?  If not, is this something you think you wouldn’t mind checking out.

You can purchase these products and learn more about them at:  https://myocosmeticcases.com/

 

 

 


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When it comes to beauty products, I think eye shadows and eye shadow palettes are definitely some of my favorite things.  I just love looking at all the pretty colors and I definitely think palettes are my weakness when it comes to purchases.  Recently I was introduced to Shop Hush (an app and website that sells Bad Habit Beauty products) and I just had to pick up this set up palettes to add to my collection.  Today I introduce you to the Solstice and Supernova eye shadow palettes.

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I picked up both the Bad Habit Solstice and Supernova palettes off of ShopHush for $24.00 (for both) about a month ago.  I definitely wanted to share these palettes with my readers and followers because for the price point, they are seriously – LEGIT!

Let’s talk about the Bad Habit Solstice Palette first.  The Solstice palette retails for $16.00 if purchased separately.  It has a mix of mattes, shimmers and glittery shades in warm hues.  It’s gorgeous and I love that it includes colors that I can wear on an everyday basis.  I was beyond impressed with each shadow and loved how buttery most of the shades were and how packed they were with pigment.

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Many say that the Solstice Palette from Bad Habit Beauty is a dupe for the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette which retails for $129.  I don’t own the Natasha Denona Sunset palette so I couldn’t tell you if it indeed is a dupe, but I can say that for a $16 palette, it definitely impressed me.

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Because the shades are definitely soft and buttery, you do get some kick up and some fall out, but it’s not difficult to work with and each shade builds up perfectly.  I am loving this as my everyday palette and I’m enjoying it tremendously.

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Next I am sharing with you the Supernova Palette.  Retailing for $16 on it’s own, this palette offers a combination of shades that are much cooler toned than the Solstice palette.  That’s one of the reasons why I ordered them as a pair, I thought it would be a great way to check out two different tones of shades for different looks.

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As with the Solstice palette, the Supernova palette provides a combination of matte, shimmer and glittery shades.  I find that while each shade is also buttery (like the Solstice), it is not as creamy as the Solstice palette.  To explain, the Solstice palette is so creamy that when dipping your brush into shades like Dawn, Rays and Twilight, your brush literally makes a big indention.  However, with Supernova, placing your brushes into this palette doesn’t leave it as messy but still picks up a lot of color and blendability is great.

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The Bad Habit Supernova palette is said to be a dupe for the Natasha Denona Lila Palette which retails for $129.  As I mentioned with the Solstice palette, I do not have the Lila palette so I personally cannot compare the two to see if they are indeed dupes, however – I can tell you that for $16 – it’s definitely worth checking out.

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Just like the Solstice palette, the Supernova palette provides you with a lot of texture and colors to be able to create a variety of looks. I’ve been loving the brown shades in this palette as accent colors to a smoky eye look.

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Overall, I am absolutely digging these two palettes from Bad Habit Beauty.  I’m impressed with how easy the shades from each palette blend as well as how gorgeous each color is.  The price point of each considering the quality and how good they are, well – that absolutely seals the deal for me.  I’ve already referred several friends to buy these and because of these, I’ve purchased several more palettes from Bad Habit Beauty and Shop Hush.

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Definitely download the ShopHush. app on your phone (android and iPhone) and get rewards for logging in each day as well as free shipping on your orders.  I can’t wait to share with you all of the other palettes I’ve purchased from the site, so stay tuned for that.

Have you tried any of the palettes on ShopHush?  Or, what about Bad Habit Beauty?  Let me know your thoughts, for sure.  Would you pick up a dupe to a highend palette at an affordable price?

 

 

 


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If there is one thing I absolutely love when it comes to brands and products, it’s when a brand I have used for years bring something new to the table.  BioSilk is a brand I’ve used for over 20 years, first being introduced to them in 1996.  The original Silk Therapy was recommended to me when I was in high school and needed to tame and moisturize my crazy curly hair.  Now, years later, I was given the opportunity to try out the BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil.   And, today – I am sharing all of my thoughts on these products with all of you.

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BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil:  Just like the BioSilk Silk Therapy, the Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil is a Leave-In treatment that can be used for both hair and skin.  BioSilk says that this light-weight leave-in treatment offers superior moisture replenishment while fortifying weak strands.  It helps to control frizz and flyaways while preventing split ends for smooth results with incredible  shine.  For the skin, it can be used as a light moisturizing oil to relieve dry skin leaving it soft and smooth with a subtle glow.

After using this product for several weeks, I have absolutely been loving it as much as I love the original.  If you have ever tried the BioSilk Silk Therapy products, you will know exactly how they feel.  They have slip like regular oils but they leave your hair feeling moisturized without the heavy oily feel.  The Silk Therapy with organic coconut oil soaks into the skin and leaves it soft and definitely moisturized.  My hair just drinks it up and I love it.

Retail:  $26.80 (5.64 oz)

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Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil 3-in-1:  I am not one to gravitate to a 3-in-1 (shampoo, conditioner and bodywash), but I think they are definitely something perfect for travel or for those that don’t want all the product clutter.  This versatile and gentle cleanser not only removes the impurities from the body and hair, but it adds essential moisture to the hair and skin.  This 3-in-1 conditions while providing balanced care for the hair and skin and I love that it also helps to maintain and preserve your hair color.  Hair and skin is left soft, smooth and nourished.

A 3-in-1 is definitely a time saver and so far I’ve been enjoying this product.  It leaves my hair feeling soft and my body too.

Retail:  $10.40 (5.64 oz)

As I mentioned before, I love when a brand re-invents or does something different to their products and it works.  Adding organic coconut oil definitely added great benefits to their original products and I’ve been absolutely loving them.  Honestly, these products can be a bit costly, but I think they offer such a great range of solutions for all hair types and it’s worth checking it out soon.

Have you had the chance to try out this new Organic Coconut Oil line from BioSilk?  If not, have you tried the original Silk Therapy line and if you have, what do you think?

You can purchase these products at:  https://biosilk.com

 

 

 

 


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As a busy wife and mommy, I honestly don’t get out very often and when I do, I feel like I never have the time to really dress up and get glam.  It’s no one else’s fault but my own, honestly.  I just have so much on my plate, that a great night out means a date with my pillow.  When I do have the time to go out with my husband, I like to dress up and look super pretty so getting glam is important for me.  Whether you are getting glam for Valentine’s Day or Gal-entine’s Day, a little va-va-voom will definitely take your look to the next level.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a few mink lashes from Esqido.  I have heard of the brand many many times, but have never tried anything from them.  I have some of the shortest lashes so a great pair that is not only full, but lightweight is so important for me.  I wanted to share with all of you two pairs that I’ve been loving lately.  Let’s get down to lashes, shall we?

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Esqido mink lashes retail at different price points – between $24 and $32.  They offer a variety of upper and lower lashes and everyday styles to glam and dramatic ones.  There are a lot of lashes to choose from, so I guarantee you’ll find a pair that you’ll love.

Esqido’s goal was to provide their customers with a collection of fine mink eyelashes that offered unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.  The traditional synthetic false lashes were designed to be worn for a short period of time, and while a more affordable option, they didn’t offer the longevity and comfort as well as natural look of real mink fur that Esqido wanted to provide for their customers.  Each pair of lashes is made of genuine mink and hold a natural curl.  They have a soft cotton band that makes them lightweight and comfortable.

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So, I had the opportunity to try out the lashes in Lash Named Desire and Unforgettable.  Each of these gorgeous lashes is such a gorgeous set that I didn’t even want to take them out of their packaging.  Oh, did I mention the packaging?  Each pair of lashes comes in a beautifully made white and rose gold box with a magnetic closure.  These boxes are perfect for storing your mink lashes till the next use.  You also get a care guide that teaches you how to care for your lashes so they will last for several uses.  My gosh, such a pretty addition to their whole collection.  The packaging is definitely something I loved looking at.

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Each pair of lashes that I tried were extremely comfortable to wear.  Since I have very short and thin natural lashes, often times a thicker band on my lash line can be extremely irritating to my eyes.  They can also be difficult to apply since they do not have natural lashes that they can sit on.  I was beyond impressed by how easy these were to put on and how lightweight they were.  I forgot that I had them on for hours.

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Lash Named Desire ($29.00) is a medium volume pair mink lash that features a gorgeous and sultry combination of crisscrossed fur that is winged-out at the ends.  This is a great statement lash that offers a good amount of drama, but is still versatile and definitely seductive.  The lashes are not only pretty, but they are very soft and while they offer the eyes a little drama, they are still very comfortable to wear.  The band is thick, but not so thick that it will look too heavy on the eyes.

Length:  4-12mm  Handcrafted cotton band and able to be used multiple times.

Get Glam for Valentine's Day with Esqido Mink Lashes

Unforgettable ($28.00) is my favorite everyday pair.  It’s a very natural and elegant lash and features a gradient of increasing length and thickness across the lash band.  The result is a subtle winged out effect that is perfect to use for that little extra flair.  These lashes are so so lightweight which make them easy for me to use daily.  They just feel different on the eyes than other mink lashes I have tried.  Again, they are soft and comfortable.

Length:  5-10mm  Handcrafted cotton band and able to be used multiple times.

I have Illumina on my list to pick up since I haven’t really found a gorgeous thick lash like that one that would fit me well.  After trying out the two pairs that I have, I think I’ll enjoy it.

Get Glam for Valentine's Day with Esqido Mink Lashes

I don’t use false lashes as often as I once did before, but I love that if I want a little pick me up and a side order of glam, I have the option to throw on one of these beauties and spice up my look.  Yes, they are a bit pricey, but look at it this way – you can reuse them.  With proper care, you can totally get many uses out of your lashes.  I am loving Esqido and I can’t wait to try more.

Want to try out a pair for yourself?  Check out Esqido Mink Lashes to see what’s available and take the Lash Quiz.  Also – don’t forget to pick up their Companion Lash Glue for the perfect lash look.


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Today I’m excited to finally bring you my thoughts on a few skin care products from ZenMed.  I have had these products in my possession now for about 2 months (or more) and I am happy to say that I can finally discuss my results with all of you.

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As many of you know, I have started to really live my life differently.  Daily workouts and exercise and cutting out things like rice and soda from my diet (eating healthier in general) have been a part of my norm the last two months.  Because of this, trying out new skin care has been a huge challenge.  As your body starts to really purge the junk stuff from your system, sometimes your skin can get really good quickly or completely freak out.  For me, it freaked out and really went bonkers with some of my skin care products.  So, it took longer to try out products that I would normally be able to experience results with within a month or so.  That’s why it took me so long to get this post up – I wanted to make sure it was not the product that caused my eczema flare up.

With that being said – let’s talk about ZenMed.  ZenMed offers a plethora of products that they call:  Reconstructive Skincare.  It’s basically a product line that offers support to your skin.  They claim that you can get healthier skin when following their pH balanced cleansing and moisturizing regime.  I had the opportunity to try four different products from the line and I’m going to share my thoughts on each of them with you.

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The Gentle Cleansing Cream is a light cleansing cream that feels really nice on the skin when applying.  You apply this product to your wet face using circular motions.  Once done, rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.  This cleanser is gentle enough to be used on your skin twice a day – though I only use it once a day at night.  This cleanser removes impurities from your skin and leaves your face feeling refreshed.  No irritations or over-drying which is great for my sensitive skin.  This product is vegetarian formulated so that it leaves your skin clean without stripping it of your vital oils.  The formulation is pH balanced and preserves your natural pH so your skin is left feeling soothed and nourished.  ZenMed states that this is a product that is ideal for Rosacea sufferers.  I love how soft my skin feels but it is left hydrated and clean when I’m done cleansing with this product.

Retail:  $22

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ZenMed’s Anti-Redness Mask is next on the list.  This is a pretty cool product because ZenMed says that this is ideal for minimizing the after-effects of a sunburn since it contains Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel.  The Anti-Redness mask has a very effective anti-inflammatory agent included called Willow Bark Extract.  The ingredient has long been know to provide anti-irritant and anti-redness effects to sensitive skin.  It’s soothing and non-comedogenic using Green Tea and Cucumber to offer a quick solution for getting redness out of the skin and fast.  This product can even be used on sensitive areas like eyelids to help calm the skin.

I have been enjoying all of the products I’ve tried, but the Anti-Redness Mask still intrigues me.  When you use it, your skin feels immediately cooled and calm.  I find that this is one of my favorites for soothing my dry skin from the colder months.  I noticed that the redness around my nose and on my cheeks are not there as much as they normally would be.

Retail:  $29.95

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Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 – Well, I honestly wasn’t sure if I would like this product once I squeezed it out of the tube.  Here’s the deal, when something says “lightweight and sheer formula”, I kind of expect it to be as such.  But squeezing it out of the tube, it seemed to be a bit thick.  But, I was relieved when it smoothed onto my skin quickly and felt like it was lightweight on.  Looks can be deceiving (that’s for sure).  This product is lightweight and sheer on the face.  It’s oil-free with an SPF of 30 which is awesome, but it does leave your skin looking a bit dewy.  But, that didn’t bother me one bit, since I really liked that it was gentle on my skin and super easy to apply.  This cream absorbs quickly which I love so it’s also recommended for use under concealers or foundations (which I don’t really use).  I love that I can use it on its own.  I LOVE that it has sunscreen in it so it’s great for days like today when I need to run out of the house.

Like other products I’ve tried from ZenMed, this moisturizer has Green Tea and Certified Organic Aloe Vera which helps to calm the skin and moisturize.

Retail: $24.95

For those interested in the type of sunscreen formulated into this product – here are the Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 1.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 5.5%., Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Green Tea Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, C15-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Phosphate, Vitamins A, B5, D, & E, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, TEA-Carbomer, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

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The Organic Cream Exfoliator is free of parabens, abrasive particles, soap, oil and animal testing.  This product was formulated and created to help oxygenate and revive the most sensitive skin types.  This exfoliator utilizes rounded jojoba microspheres that work to help scrub and get rid of the surface of dead skin cell build-up while allowing for maximum penetration of your skin serums and moisturizers.  It helps to visibly smooth and refine your skin’s texture.

I am very picky about the type of exfoliators I use and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this one.  The product is very creamy based but as you work it onto the skin, the jojoba microspheres massage and exfoliate the skin.  This product can be used daily, though I only use it on my face once a week because while it’s gentle, I think it’s too much for me to use more than that.  After the first use, I noticed my skin was definitely softer and smoother and I noticed a big difference in the texture of my skin after using it the last month.

Retail:   $34

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Overall, I continue to use the  ZenMed products I was sent to try as a part of my skincare regimen.  I use it in combination with other products from other brands that I love and enjoy.  The Skin Support products for Dry Skin have been a great addition to my skincare routine and while they aren’t particularly drugstore priced, they are reasonable in cost and fairly affordable in comparison to other products I’ve tried before.

I’m not quite sure yet if I will be continuing the use of these products once I run out of my current stash, but I definitely have some favorites.  The Anti-Redness Mask and Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 have been some of my go-tos lately, so I may continue using them.  I also hope to purchase the Support Serum and Nutrient Boost Spray to try out for myself, so if I do – I’ll be sure to share my thoughts with all of you.

Have you heard of ZenMed before?  If so, comment below and tell me what you think.  If not, are there any products I’ve tried that you may be interested in?

Happy Aloha Friday!