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The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup


Summer is still in full swing and while I'm here for it, a part of me will always be that Summer Girl from my youth. Happily, there is plenty of summer beauty to be had, so enjoy this week's edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team.

That beach season is in full swing is undeniable, and high SPF sunscreens are so important to remember to pack in your beach bag. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recently discovered the ultra-luxe, coral reef safe, cruelty-free and 70% organic sunscreens from Soleil Toujours, and they are definitely covet-worthy. Plus their tinted SPF lip balm is so gorgeous that you will want to wear it all year long!

It's hot outside, treat yourself or a friend to some ice cream or a delicious milkshake with Nectar Bath Treats. These aren't the kind of treats you can eat, but they will leave your skin soft, smooth and nourished and your bathroom smelling scrumptious! Prime Beauty is crazy about these.

If you’re thinking that you’d like to invest in a nice vanity makeup mirror you’ll want to check out Stacie’s recent post on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Do you have #retinol in your #skincareroutine? Never Say Die Beauty shares her current 4 retinol #skincare faves!

 Do your peepers need a quick refresh? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table is here to share just how to get those tired eyes feeling and looking better in no time, flat thanks to Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels . Toss them in the fridge or your skin care fridge for an extra cooling, soothing treatment any time you want one.

Have you thought of entering the world of K Beauty but didn't know where to start? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone can solve that for you. Learn about Joah Box, a subscription you'll love.

Refresh Your Peepers with Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels


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refresh your peepers

Sheet masks aren't just for your face. Eye patch masks have really grown in popularity, in the last couple of years and I am a huge fan.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup | Monsoon Season Edition


Happy Monsoon Season, gentle reader! Here in the Southwest, our summer wet season has begun and my skin is loving the additional infusion of hydration. Hyaluronic acid plus humidity equals a hyper moisturized, plumped, glowing and more youthful looking complexion. Embrace the humid, gentle reader. It's fabulous for our skin!

I'm a little late getting this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post up, as I'm once again having computer issues but I'm finally able to get it up.

Never Say Die Beauty thought she had found her HG natural deodorant, but then she tried new Mineral-Enriched Invisible Solid Deodorant from Crystal. So smooth, so clean, so easy to apply. Especially love Freshly Minted!

Could your skincare use a seasonal shakeup? I Know all the Words chats Summer Skin Survival Supplies to keep save your complexion from a major meltdown.

Part serum, part essence, Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table is but stupid in love with the Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum,. This cruelty free, clean formula harnesses the power of the antioxidants in blueberries to improve the skin in several appreciable ways.

Since discovering the brand last summer, Jen from Life, Love, Contour has become obsessed with Australian cosmetics brand, BYS Cosmetics. Earlier this week, she shared a review on two items from the brand that are out of this world! Be sure to check it out.

Are you already a fan of Scentbird's awesome luxury fragrance sampling service? Pammy Blogs Beauty sure is! So, Pammy is super excited to share Scentbird's lastest venture into skincare with their Healing Crystals-Inspired Facial Masks. 

Korean beauty products have been increasingly making their way to our vanities. See the latest JoahBox, a box filled with K-beauty that’s available as a subscription over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom Blog.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is a HUGE fan of Boxwalla and their August Beauty Box: The Secret Symphony of Skincare Featuring Heart of Gold products is an astonishing treat for the skin and the senses. It features 3 full size products, valued at $180.00, for a mere $49.95. You will receive a cleansing balm, an exfoliant and a moisturizing serum– all of which are perfect for glowing summer skin.

Are your lashes begging for something more? Are they tired of looking for a great vegan and cruelty-free product? Beauty Info Zone has the solution for that with vegaLASH volumizing mascara. You're going to love the look.

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.