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Eu2Be Skincare

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Wouldn't it be great to have soft, moisturized skin without using a product full of parabens and GMOs? I feel the same way. That's why I was intrigued by Edu2Be's lotions and body wash. Their products are designed specifically to make you feel more beautiful through nourishing skin care without containing a ton of ingredients that do nothing for your skin.

Their powerhouse ingredient is Brazilian oils. These oils are already well known for helping lock moisture in. Odds are, you've probably seen quite a few products with a least a small percentage of Brazilian oils in them. Edu2Be's products are different. They don't contain any parabens, gluten, GMOs or petroleum.

Their body wash contains oils from the buriti and babassu palms, along with other natural moisturizing ingredients. The shower + soak is designed for luxurious baths or showers. When you follow up with nuture + nourish lotion, you really see how truly incredible these two simple products are at moisturizing your skin. The lotion contains 13 different moisturizing oils and just a hint of fragrance.

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Judith August The Everything Pencil

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When it comes to finding the right concealer, it sometimes feels like a guessing game. Which shade should you choose? Which brand covers best? I've discovered two concealers from Judith August that not only cover well, but they're incredibly easy to use. The Everything Pencil and Orange Masking Creme will make you rethink concealers.

First off is my absolute favorite – Judith August's The Everything Pencil. What makes it so special? It's actually an pencil, which makes applying it just where you need it easier than ever. Forget about having a different concealer for every type of blemish. This one really does cover it all for both face and body. It contains both aloe vera and Vitamin E and glides on with ease. From age spots to spider veins, it's the true everything concealer. With six shades to choose from, it's easy to cover every flaw quickly and easily.

Next up is the Orange Masking Creme. No, it's not a brilliant orange crème. Instead, it's a three part orange based concealer with pink, yellow and peach undertones. The moisturizing formula is designed to make dark circles disappear. Plus, you can mix and match the three part concealer for match most any skin tone and even use it as a foundation.

If you're ready to cover up, these professional concealers should be your first stop. Not only do they cover, but they help moisturize and heal too. What more could you ask for?

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Give Your Scalp the Royal Treatment

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If you want to show off your crowning glory this summer, you’d better be good to what lies beneath.

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Youth H20 Giveaway!

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I am a strong believer that you have to take care of yourself first and put your health as a priority if you want to achieve a beautiful glow. No amount of makeup can mask unhealthy skin!

I first discovered Youth H20 while doing makeup on the set of their infomercial, and instantly fell in love with the brand and the philosophy behind the product. They believe that the most important part of your beauty routine should come from natural ingredients that help you maximize your health and your life!  For me, it has become a daily necessity.  For the past month I have relied on my daily Youth H20 shot, and have seen a tremendous difference in my energy, my sleep, and my appetite.  I was so excited about this product that I signed my father and mother up for the monthly delivery service, and my mother has already reported that she is sleeping better throughout the night!  

As a makeup artist, I also rely on YouthH20 for my clients.  I suggest that they take a shot of this magic juice the night before a big event to ensure that they are refreshed and look glowing the next morning! 

The little daily shot of Youth H2O contains a proprietary blend of powerful super foods and nutrients formulated through advanced science and innovation to stimulate, replenish, and reactivate youthful elements and nutrients in your body. 

  • YouthH2O fights against the signs of aging, while giving you CAFFEINE FREE energy.
  • YouthH2O also gives you immunity support everywhere you go!
  • YouthH2O adapts to your body’s needs supporting Beauty, Performance and Wellness!

This is one of my favorite smoothie mixes that I watched them make with youthH2O; it is delicious, and energizing.  Ingredients: – 1 cup Blueberries – 2 cups Baby Spinach – 1 Fat Free Blueberry Yogurt (4-6oz) – 1/4 Cup Water – 2oz of youthH2O. Blend and enjoy!

Now is your chance to try out this fantastic product! enter simply tweet about our giveaway, and let us know how you take care of yourself from the inside! #beautyfrominside a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Hylunia Wellness Day Spa

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Take a journey to Bali as you relax and discover both inner and outer beauty at the Hylunia Wellness Day Spa in Costa Mesa, CA. The experience is one you'll never forget. Not only does the spa focus on physical treatments, but mental ones as well. Their idea is to relax you before your treatments ever begin by giving you a virtual tour of a beautiful Bali beach. This 15 min meditation experience was unbelievable and put me into a deep state of relaxation even before my treatment! The relaxation room alone is worth the visit for many to strip away stress.

Hylunia seeks to restore you both mentally and physically using a holistic approach. Their treatments utilize Hylunia's own organic and specially formulated products. Each treatment is catered specifically to your own unique needs to give you the best experience possible.  I was able to experience their signature facials, and I was floored with how relaxed and calming the environment was.  Normally, I am so not a facial girl....but this changed my mind.  My skin felt soft and clean, and the therapist pampered me with a foot massage as my face masks sank in.  It was divine. 

From facials and detoxification to yoga and massages, this spa has your total well-being covered. They even offer cooking and weight management programs to help you continue to become a better you. Throughout the entire process, you feel pampered like never before. Not only will you look more radiant, but you'll feel lighter as the stress melts away. That alone is worth everything during our stressed out world. 

At only $50 per visit without a membership, it's well worth giving yourself a spa day at Hylunia. Of course, you're probably going to want a membership and all its perks after you discover just how relaxing and refreshing this day spa truly is! I can honestly say this is one of my favorite new treasures in Orange County.  

Until Sept. 30, 2014, purchase a Hylunia membership at a 20% discount. The cost is normally $50 with no monthly fees or annual dues. You can purchase your Hylunia Spa membership on your first visit to the spa. Use code BLOGGER2014 to get the deal. With your membership, you may schedule any one service you choose for free! (Maximum 75 minutes, up to a $130 value).

More about the spa! 

  • The spa offers Custom Massages, Chakra Balancing Massages, Stress Relief- Fire Therapy, Meditation Therapy, Shirodhara Ritual Massage, Pre-and Post Natal Massages, Couples Massage and Hot Stone Massages.  
  • The yoga classes are created for the whole family, ranging from beginners to expert level classes. Some of their amazing offerings are Restorative Yoga, Couples Candlelight Yoga, Stress Reduction Lunchtime Yoga, Family Yoga, Happy Reggae Fun Flow Yoga, and Dancing Yoga Classes. 
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Key West Aloe Giveaway!

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I never start summer without a bottle of aloe vera around to handle any random sunburns. As it turns out, aloe isn't just for the summer months. Key West Aloe makes this amazing natural ingredient a year round must have. Their line of aloe infused skin care products are designed to make your skin look smoother, younger and healthier. Even though I have very dry skin I must admit that I hate applying moisturizer during the heat…this line solves my dilemma! Not only does it feel cooling on the skin, but it sinks in immediately and doesn’t leave a sticky, heavy film on the skin. Another benefit is that it works wonderfully for both men and women. The packaging is clean, unisex and sleek. I have found Mike grabbing for these products more than once!

The line targets everything from dryness to anti-aging. It all starts with aloe vera which already contains magnesium, zinc, calcium and amino acids. It also has hundreds of micro-nutrients and vitamins A, C and E. I couldn't believe how good aloe really is for your skin. Combine this with Key West Aloe's skin loving formulas for the skin you've only dreamed about.

I personally love the Environmental Defense Cream With SPF 15 for everyday moisture. From facial scrubs to night time recovery serums, this line has your face completely covered. With varying percentages of aloe in each formula, you skin gets exactly what it needs to maintain a healthy pH, fight the signs of aging and stay moisturized no matter what season it is.

Try just one product in their line and you'll be hooked. Trust me, you'll never see aloe the same way again. It's definitely become my new best friend.

Ready to see what aloe vera can do for your skin? Check out these products at www.keywestaloe.com and use promo code BeautyStat at check-out to receive 30% OFF your purchase! 

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Disclosure: This post and the giveaway was sponsored by BeautyStat. All opinions are my own.

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Get The Look: Sophia Vergara at Emmy Awards 2014

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Sofia Vergara always knocks it out of the park on the red carpet, and last night was no different!  Here we share the beauty breakdown, starting with the step-by-step hair tutorial for her shiny straight style followed by the breakdown to achieve her easy to recreate makeup.

First, Sofia’s stylist, celeb hair guru Kylee Heath shares her tips on how to get the gorgeous smooth and sexy look. Follow Kylee’s step-by-step instructions below and you’ll be ready to make your red carpet debut!

1. Start with Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky for a flake-free part and 24-hour frizz control

2. Create a straight center part on damp hair
3. Blow dry the top front section, away from your face, with a boar bristle round brush. Roll the section under itself and pin into place to cool
4. Blow dry the rest of your hair in two square inch sections and pin each section in place then wait for all sections to cool. Once cool, take out each section and brush it
5. With a 1 ½ inch curling iron, add a slight bend to the shorter front layers
6. Finish by spraying with light hairspray for extra hold

Next, Sofia’s makeup artist complemented her Art Deco style with a retro lip and a fresh modern eye. With the white and silver dress, white diamonds and simple hair, the makeup called for a pop of color. See the breakdown below of Sofia’s glamorous look.

Face:

  • I used a short haired buffing foundation brush to really buff the foundation, truBLEND Liquid Foundation in Classic Tan D-4, into the skin.
  • I then used a touch of bronzer (Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices) on the forehead, cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose.
  • I added a pop of blush, Clean Glow Blush in Peaches, on the apples of the cheeks to give the look some warmth.


Eyes


Lips:

  • The focus was really about the lip, so I needed a long lasting lip product that would last all night through the red carpet, award show AND parties.
  • I didn't want the lip to look too dry so I chose Outlast All Day Lipcolor in Ever-Reddy as it is super pigmented and would give that punch of color while still looking like a shiny candy apple!
  • I lined the lip with a matching pencil, LipPerfection Lipliner in Passion.
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