12 October 2014

#ShaveSmarter with ShaveMOB ~ Review

Personal grooming is eternal. And expensive. With all the appointments made and products purchased to keep ourselves even reasonably coiffed, we can easily rack up thousands of dollars a year in beauty spending. Thankfully there are sites like Lifebooker and Groupon that offer discounts on grooming services but there are plenty of in-between, maintenance sessions that we do on our own at home. One of those is unwanted hair removal. If you're a regular reader, you know that I am woman with a lot of hair on my head. Fast growing hair which, most of the time, I see as a great blessing. Trouble is, all of my hair grows fast. And by fast I mean, if I shave my legs in the morning, there's stubble in the evening. Yeah, not kidding. As you can imagine, I go through a lot of disposable razors and they ain't cheap. Enter ShaveMOB. 
ShaveMOB ~ The Perfectionist
ShaveMOB 6-blade razor, The Perfectionist.

03 October 2014

Pretty in Pink: Beauty products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's that time of year again. Summer is officially over and most of us are returning to the serious work of our lives. And with that comes a closer look at our health and well-being. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's a great time to schedule a yearly mammogram and encourage the women in your life to do the same. Awareness is a wonderful thing and taking action based on that awareness is even better. 

And after you've taken care of your own health, you can go a step further by making a contribution to organizations that support breast health and work to find a cure. Luckily, lots of companies make it really easy to support breast cancer research with special edition products, the proceeds of which go to support the cause.  Here are a few of my picks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014.

Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact
Suggested Retail Price ~ $125
Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact ~ BCA ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Estee Lauder will donate 20% of suggested retail price. Available at esteelauder.com 


12 September 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 ~ Review

Moisture and sun protection. Those are the the main things we look for when choosing our everyday skincare products and rightfully so. Why? Because the combination of the two lead to the Holy Grail of youthful looking skin. Thanks to good genes and a healthy dose of melanin, I've had the luxury of not needing to pay much attention to anti-aging technology for some time. But now that my carefree days are coming to an end, I'm on the look-out for a product that meets my skincare needs. Which is why I was thrilled to try Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50


Product Claims:
Dynamic Skin Recovery is a medium-weight daily moisturizer and its new formula accelerates the product's SPF from 30 to 50 while using 50% less chemical sunscreen agents. In addition to protecting skin from the sun, it reduces hyperpigmentation (dark spots), helps stimulate collagen synthesis and regulates collagen degradation. 

My Experience:
In a word, I love the Dynamic Skin Recovery. It feels good on my skin, has fast absorption and unlike other high-SPF moisturizers, it doesn't leave a white cast on my face. This is super important because I hate looking ghostlike when I'm trying to be cute. 

I also really appreciate the added benefit of fighting hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, I didn't suffer from pronounced acne but any small breakout has the potential to leave a scar on my sensitive skin. Not fun. Lastly and most importantly, at the end of the day, my skin still feels supple as though I had recently applied moisturizer. In my experience, this is a rarity. The only minor drawback that I experienced was a slight tingling in my upper cheek area when I first began using it but this disappeared after a few applications.

In Summary:
I highly recommend the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50. It's lightweight, has a pleasant fragrance, provides excellent moisture and sun protection.

Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 retails for $65 for 1.7oz and is available for purchased here.

Have you tried Dynamic Skin Recovery either in SPF30 or SPF50? Please share your experience in the comments below and as always, thanks for reading.

*I received this product from iFabbo for testing and review.

09 September 2014

#IWillWhatIWant with Under Armour

Under Armour has long been one of my favorite fitness brands. I have a drawer full of it, most of it snagged from former boyfriends (but that can be our little secret). So when I was invited to participate in a high-intensity rooftop workout led by Natalie Uhling (NUfit) as part of the Under Armour IWillWhatIWant campaign, I was thrilled!! 

Under Armour Women ~ I Will What I Want
Me and Abiola willing ourselves off the ground!



I Will What I Want is 'a reminder that you don't need permission, advice or affirmation when you have WILL. It's a celebration of who you are. As an athlete. As a woman. As everything in between and beyond.' Perhaps you're familiar with the campaign that features female athletes including downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, pro tennis player Sloane Stephens and ballerina Misty Copeland. Have you seen Misty's commercial? Amazing!
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