The Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup!


It's that time, again, gentle reader, for The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup. There is still plenty of summer to be enjoyed and this week, we are sharing more beauty ideas to keep you looking fresh and pretty through the Dog Days to come.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has discovered the perfect picks for a pink pout this summer! Winky Lux Flower Balm in Purple and Disco Lip Gloss in Hustle are fuss-free, whimsical and utterly gorgeous!

Prime Beauty shows you all the waterproof makeup options in the Cargo Swimmables Collection! And..she's giving away a few of those options!

Do you know about squalene, a natural moisturizer made by the body that decreases once you hit your 20s? Do you know the difference between squalene and squalane? Never Say Die Beauty has been using 3 skincare products from Biossance, the clean beauty, vegan squalane experts, and she's become a squalane convert!

Join Lisa from Beauty Info Zone as she shows you some great DIY beauty. It's fun and easy.

Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Revlon's fun new lippie release: Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish!

Are you looking for a new, different and compelling summer fragrance? Head over to Notes from My Dressing Table and let Erika introduce you to Juliette Has a Gun Eau de Parfum Not a Perfume and the wonders of this gorgeous and confounding single note, synthetic ambergris scent.

It just isn't summer in the beauty world without bronzer. You could even call it bronzer season... I Know All the Words dives into everthing bronze with a selection of products to get you glowing. 

Stacie tried a brand of skincare that has a pharmaceutical grade aloe vera base. Sounds soothing, right? Check out her review of some of the products over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Snacking on Juliette Has a Gun Parfums | Not a Perfume

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what perfume means to me

I love perfume. My most powerful memories, both beautiful and horrifying are closely tied to scent and fragrances are my strongest memory triggers. While I don't really have a signature scent, I do have a few strong favorites that I reach for more often than others and I do have a scent type. I tend to fall most deeply in love with florals, especially those with a fresh, or gourmand component. I also enjoy clean, watery, ozone and some green notes as well as sweet, fruity and rich, delicious caramel, bitter almond, tonka, chocolate, cherry, vanilla even a touch of tobacco or leather. Wow. Way to narrow it down, Erika. Next time, just try "I have an eclectic taste in fragrance". Geeze.


The Beauty Spotlight Team | Hot Summer Beauty



Do you stay away from matte lipsticks? Are they too drying for you? That's because you haven't tried a silky matte from Karmela. Beauty Info Zone thinks their lipstick will change your perception of matte in a happy way.

Prime Beauty got her easy, pretty beachy waves with hair styling products from Hairstory, a revolutionary new brand!

Indie nail polish brand KBShimmer has partnered up with author Emily Liebert to create a new, limited edition nail polish duo to commemorate the launch of Liebert’s latest book, Pretty Revenge. Inspired by the book’s main characters, Jen shares both these beautiful nail lacquers over at Laugh, Love, Contour.

Does a truly great drugstore concealer formula exist? Maybe... Find out why I Know All the Words has been loving the Kiss NY Pro Touch Dark Under Eye Concealer so much more than expected.

Lola's Secrety Beauty Blog thinks that Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten is a perfect eyeshadow pick for summer. Described as a "shimmering vibrant nude pink"– Kitten embodies a warm day of summer. The formula is lightweight, buildable and long-wearing. It can be sheered-out for a light wash of color, or built up for a bolder nighttime look. It’s a definite must-have this season.

A treatment essence is a fantastic first step to any skin care routine and Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares her thoughts on and how she loves to use the Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essencefor a brighter, softer, more hydrated complexion.

Fashion Flash | Summertime Edition



Fashion Flash | Summertime Edition is being hosted for the first time by Angie at Your True Self Blog! Hit the link and go say hi and while you're there, read our fantastic e-newsletter for forty plus readers.

Why My Skin Loves the Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence and Yours Will, Too

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why are we talking about essence, again?

Well, because my skin loves it and I think that your skin would, too! I use an essence morning and night, when I do my regular skin care routine and I rarely skip it. I got started using essence when a friend of mine gave me a bottle. I had been reading about essence and it's benefits and I was curious about what it could do for my skin but I remained a bit skeptical. I let the gift bottle sit around, for a while before I started using it but let me tell you, once I did, I couldn't stop! I began feeling a difference in my skin almost right away and with consistent use I have enjoyed the benefits of increased hydration, softer, firmer skin and that "glass skin glow". Gentle reader, essence is the real thing and I'm sharing with you, today one of the essences in my regular rotation.