Beauty purchases that give back! [BCA]

Beast Cancer Awareness month begins today, October 1st. There are many ways to give back and a lot of the beauty products we use on a daily basis support this cause.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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During the month of October, 25% of the net proceeds from every product purchased will be donated to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund.

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To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ralph Lauren Fragrances is introducing a Pink Pony Deluxe versions of its iconic fragrances, Romance & Midnight Romance, which will be packaged in stunning 150ml Deluxe Bottles with a signature pink ribbon on the cap to herald the cause. 100% of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund, a worldwide initiative to fight against Breast Cancer, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.

eos Lip Balm & Handlotion 3 Pack – $8

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This special collection includes limited edition Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick lip balm, Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm, and Berry Blossom hand lotion. A portion of proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.

Sonia Kashuk 5 PC Brush Set – $16

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Target is donating 15% of the purchase price from the purchases of this item at Target and Target.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Clinique Moisturizing Lotion+ – $38

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A special-edition of Clinique’s reformulated moisturizer and a signature hearts key chain. With the purchase of this product, $10 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

LUNA by FOREO for Normal/Sensitive Skin

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I always like to switch up my skin regimen every few months. If I stay using the same products I tend to break out so I’m always on the look out for new creams as well as devices that I can include.

I’ve been using the LUNA by Foreo for a few weeks now and I am beyond happy with my results. The LUNA is a silicone facial brush for sensitive to normal skin that channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging. The LUNA for Sensitive/Normal Skin’s brush surface features thinner silicone touch-points for gentle cleansing, with an area of thicker touch-points grouped towards the top for deeper, precision cleansing. The antiaging surface on the reverse side consists of a series of concentric silicone waves. The LUNA reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin looking and feeling firmer and more elastic. It removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores of dirt, oil, and makeup residue, while enhancing the absorption of your favorite skincare products.

This product makes my skin feel like new! It deep cleans and gently exfoliates your skin. I love that it is not harsh on my sensitive skin and that I can use it everyday if I want.

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MTV Movie Awards 2015

The MTV Music Awards was this past Sunday and the looks on the red carpet as usual were HIT or MISS.

Here’s a peek at my favorite looks:

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Jennifer Lopez in a Versace suit.

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Scarlett Johansson in Zuhair Murad.

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Rebel Wilson in a gorgeous cape dress with a fuchsia interior.

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Holland Roden in a Caterina Gatta mini. How fabulous is that pop of color in the heels?!

Here is a peek at my MISSES:

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Just no Bai Ling, no.

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Charli XCX in a Jeremy Scott coast dress.

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This one hurt to post because I absolutely adore Shailene Woodley. I think individually the top, pants and shoes could work paired with other pieces but together – I’m just not feeling it.

Bronzing, Highlighting & Contouring

Beginner’s Guide to Bronzing, Highlighting & Contouring

Here’s a quick video by Beauty Expert, Nur, from HSN to show you the theory behind Bronzing, Highlighting & Contouring as well as how & where to apply them.

As she first stated – these tricks can be a blessing or curse. It is all about how they are applied since they should ultimately enhance your features & add dimension.

 1. Use Contouring to create shadows.

Done right – this can give the illusion of a slimmer face/nose & it will emphasize the cheekbones.

2. Highlight what you want to lift.

This can brighten your eyes & lift areas around your mouth & brow bone. I also love using a cream highlighter on my collar bones.

3. Bronze for a sun kissed look.

I personally prefer bronzer with a hint of shimmer but even a matte bronzer can liven up your skin. Just be careful to choose the right shade & not to apply too much.