Sunday, May 31, 2020

Highlights from the Beauty Spotlight Team

It's been a quiet week here on the blog as my laptop is currently broken and in need of repair. I finally was able to get an appointment for drop off this past Friday, so cross your fingers for me I have my computer back soon! I've been able to use another more this weekend to help prepare posts for this week, but I really need my own! For now, I hope you'll enjoy these posts from the Beauty Spotlight Team!

Prime Beauty says for clear, bright skin you need to exfoliate but you don't need to spend a lot of money. Try Bubble Up Peeling Pads from Hanhoo!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed the Boxwalla June Beauty Box: Three Ways to Savor Summer (With a Little Help From My Friends), and HIGHLY recommends this eco-luxe box! With a $185.00 value, for only $49.95, it features three full-size holy grail products from African Botanics, Nini Organics and Pai Skincare!

Looking for a good neutral polish? Looking for one that might work better with your skin tone? Check out Cassie from Southeast by Midwest's review and swatches of the Lights Lacquer YNBB Collection.

Never Say Die Beauty has found a perfect solution for the warm compress she needs to treat her dry eyes every night. Perfect for relaxation, help falling asleep, and depuff-ing eyes, too. Brilliant for travel.

If you're thinking of starting a garden, you'll want to check out Stacie's post on The Makeup Obsessed Mom Blog. She finds gardening to be therapeutic and you may too.

The pandemic hasn't stopped Beauty Info Zone from sharing giveaways with our readers. At the time of this post there are 3 current ones to check out including this one for Dr. Plotka's Mouthwater Toothbrushes. Enter this and the two others that are posted.

While on hiatus, Notes from My Dressing Table invites you to enjoy this throwback post about the Airelle Skin Care Anti Aging Manuka Honey Face Mask. This mask is still a favorite and Erika is hoarding and doling out the goodness to make it last as long as possible!

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Highlights from the Beauty Spotlight Team

Greetings, dear readers! We're back with another post features highlights from the Beauty Spotlight Team! It's probably going to be a quiet week here on the blog as my laptop took a tumble and needs to go in for repairs. I have another I can use on occasion, but since blogging takes some time, I may not be able to use it as much as I need to. Here's hoping one of my local places is open and able to get me in for a fix as I still cannot get someone to answer a phone and messages have not been returned. Cross your fingers for me! Until then, this will hopefully help keep you entertained for a little while!

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel is an all-natural, foot exfoliant that removes dead skin and callouses unlike anything that you have experienced. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends it if you want baby-soft, summer-ready feet!

What's your comfort level with using face masks? Beauty Info Zone shares a mask that doesn't feel like a mask yet does the work. Learn all about this gem and enjoy the feeling.

What are some of the products that were in Birchboxes this month? Cassie from Southeast by Midwest is sharing her May Birchbox Unboxing so we can find out.

Stacie found some new foundation products that work well with her mature skin. Have a look at The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog and see if one of them may work for you too.

Never Say Die Beauty has returned to her favorite super gentle, brightening cleansers, Glyderm Gentle Face Cleanser. Find out why its such a hit!

There is no question about it, life is different now than it was a year ago. The days may seem endless, and this inspired Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour to create a nail art look using shades from Zoya’s Calm Collection with an endless knot touch.

Until next time, dear readers, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Endless Knot Nail Art with Zoya Calm Collection

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Greetings, dear readers; I hope this post find you well! It's been a little crazy around here, but now I can officially cross virtual schooling off the list. Yesterday was the last day of school here, and while I'm still going to use some programs to keep the summer slide minimal, it is nice to no longer *have* to stay on top of a workload each day. Here is hoping my sanity holds up now that it is officially summer, when the days are already feeling endless!

Speaking of endless, I was feeling inspired by the Zoya Calm Collection and wanted to enjoy some nail art. It's no secret that the world has become rather strange lately as we deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, and it has left me thinking a lot about not just those that have died, but my friends that are expecting (one little boy was born yesterday). It got me thinking about Samsāra, the buddhist cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The cycle itself is supposed to be unpleasant and filled with suffering, and the only way to break the cycle is through meditation. Whether or not you are Buddhist or believe in karmic rebirth or reincarnation like some other beliefs, I do think any sort of meditation that gives insightfulness is helpful. I opted to create a simple nail art look featuring an endless knot. I hope you enjoy it!

I created this easy look by painting my nails with the shade Laura. I then randomly dry brushed Leif, Vee and Emerson onto my nails.

Once my base was dry, I used Total Eclipse by KBShimmer with the endless knot pattern on MoYou London's Asia 02 stamping plate to stamp on to my nails. I then topped my nails with KBShimmer's Free & Clear top coat for a shiny finish. 

I hope you've enjoyed today's quick nail art post!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day and enjoy a (hopefully) long holiday weekend!

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