Tuesday, July 18, 2017

BOUTIQUE Powered by Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas

Good evening, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well and you are having a productive week!
I've been working out a tentative testing and posting schedule for my beauty samples from the recent Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), so if there is something in particular you want to see more of sooner rather than later, please let me know! Now on to today's CPNA post!

One of my favorite stops while attending CPNA is a visit to the BOUTIQUE sampling bar. Each of the twenty deluxe travel-sized is specially selected to represent the latest in up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, and hair. Attendees visiting BOUTIQUE are provided with a sturdy pink box and encouraged to select seven different items from the sampling bar. Once you had selected your samples, a $10 donation was collected for the Look Good Feel Better program. This non-medical program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer that are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of treatments. Lessons include skin care and cosmetics, nails, styling and accessories, and wigs and turbans, providing women the opportunity to have some normalcy in their lives during a difficult time.

I love that CPNA runs such fundraising efforts through BOUTIQUE, and I naturally had to participate. After deliberating on several different products, I selected my samples and paid my donation. 

The photograph above contains my selections. Below are more details about what I selected for myself, and I am also including the other items that were available in the BOUTIQUE sampling bar. Let's check them out!

DefineMe Fragrance | DefineMe Sofia Isabel Fragrance Oil

Sofia Isabel is a free-spirit who embraces life with confidence. Notes of mandarin, black currant, jasmine + sugar. With coconut oil, vegan and cruelty free.

Scents are really personal, but I particularly love this scent from DefineMe! I recently reviewed mini-sized versions of the DefineMe scent offerings, and when I saw Sofia Isabel on the sampling bar, I naturally had to add this to my box! 

Gabriel Cosmetics | Gabriel Tropical Pink Lipstick

Enriched with natural waxes and emollients for added moisture, the feather resistant, long lasting formula provides natural, full coverage. Shade: bright, cool-pink sheer lipstick.

Gabriel Cosmetics isn't a new brand to me, and I was happy to see one of their lipsticks offered. This is such a great shade of pink, especially for the summer!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals | Refining Sugar Cleanser

Natural sugar and intoxicating vanilla-infused multi-tasking cleanser that gently exfoliates and moisturizes as it transforms into a creamy, foamy lather leaving skin radiant and refined.

I am a huge fan of sugar scrubs, but I've not tried this particular brand before CPNA. I probably would have avoided it due to my not-so-warm feelings towards vanilla, but I found the vanilla scent to be subtle so I don't mind applying this to my skin. I also found this exfoliant to be gentle on my sensitive skin.

Nairian | Night Serum, Nourishing & Rejuvenating

This is an overnight mask. The thick texture is great to soothe chapped skin. Key ingredients: Coconut, Apricot kernel, Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip seed, Almond oils.
How beautiful is this! This rich balm is made in Armenia and meant to be worn overnight, where the assorted oils can soak into the skin and deliver their anti-aging properties. As much as I enjoy this product, it is a little too heavy in oils for me, especially over the hot summer season. I definitely look forward to using this more often when my skin gets drier over the winter!

Naked Princess | Naked Princess Moisturizing Hand Creme

Enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe, this lightweight Hand Creme containing Coconut, Argan and Avocado oils, absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Between constant nail polish swatching and washing my hands often with two dirt-loving little boys, I use a lot of hand cremes! While I admittedly previously associated the brand with loungewear and lingerie, I was eager to try out their Moisturizing Hand Creme in the scent Boudoir Blush. It is scented with pink peppercorn, white lilies, rose and notes of jasmine, and it is positively delightful! Not only is the floral scent soft and far from overbearing, this hand creme absorbs beautifully without a greasy finish. I found that a little goes a long way, and I have my eye on their other scents and remaining beauty product offerings.

Pur-Lisse Beauty | Blue Lotus Seed Mask + Exfoliant

A 10 minute facial treatment designed with time-tested Asian ingredients that instantly brightens, detoxifies, tightens and soothes skin while providing gentle exfoliation.

I have used and enjoyed other Pur-Lisse products (the 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk is phenomenal if you have extra funds to spend on your beauty routine!), but this is the first I'm trying to Blue Lotus Seed Mask + Exfoliant. This product has left my skin so smooth and I'm amazed at how much it glows! I was a little nervous that it would be too harsh for my combination + sensitive skin, especially since it is a little coarser than my skin normally likes, but so far, it has worked incredibly well for me!

Royal Apothic | Lemoncello Perfecting Perfect Hand Creme

Formulated with micronized safflower oil to deeply hydrate with zero grease factor on the hands, this Meyer Lemon scent will have you ready for spring!

I wasn't kidding when I said I go through a lot of hand cremes so I also picked up this Lemoncello-scented tube by Royal Apothic too! While it does have a citrus scent, I find it to be very light and not overpowering. While the formula is thinner than that of the Naked Princess hand creme I also picked up (shown above), it is still very moisturizing and absorbs nicely into the skin. Royal Apothic offers other scent options that I look forward to trying in the future!

I really enjoyed the items I selected in my BOUTIQUE experience! There are several other phenomenal products offered on the sampling bar, and I had to include them in this post. Other options include the following:

Bioderma | Hydrabio Serum
Hydrabio Serum offers an instant and lasting moisturizing effect, it smoothes the skin and restores radiance with its extra-fresh texture. For all skin types.

Daily Concepts | Exfoliating Body Scrubber
Round shape to cover more parts of your body in less time. Dual texture, if you have sensitive skin or if you want ultimate exfoliation.

Dessata | Dessata Detangling Brush
Dessata is the best detangling brush on the market. It greatly improves the results of any traditional brush. 100% made in Spain with renewable energies.

Erbaviva Organic Skincare | Jasmine Grapefruit Organic Deodorant
Erbaviva's Organic Deodorant spray combines quickly evaporating organic grain alcohol with highly effective organic essential oils that reduce perspiration and naturally fight underarm bacteria.

HerbaDerm Natural Products | Nature Nut
Nature Nut Shampoo and Conditioner introduce a combination of five nuts with well known beauty care benefits and customized specifically for each product. Travel size.

Kavella Hair Care | Leave-In Recovery Lotion
Kavella's Recovery Lotion heals damaged hair with ceramide-rich, organic oils of sunflower, safflower and grape seeds. Vitamin b5 and baobob protein strengthen and protect hair.

Obliphica Professional | Obliphica Professional Seaberry Hair Mask
Inspired by skin care, concentration of quality ingredients reduce scalp dryness, nourish hair follicles, improve hair strength and reduce breakage. Visibly transforms overall hair health.

Presto Industries | Pegasus Beard & Moustache Combs
Enjoy infinite styling with the Pegasus Beard & Moustache comb. Handcrafted from Cellulose Acetate for that smooth, sexy look. Men never had it so good.

Shenzhen Trendz Technology., Ltd | Eye Mini Massager
Anti-wrinkle removing pen massager. Mini, Delicate, Popular Shapre Design, Good match with eye serum 220 times/s micro-vibration Ion vibration helps to absorb nutrition of serum/cream/gel better.

Sonage Skincare | Botanica Souffle Creme
A light and fluffy moisturizer packed with a garden's worth of botanicals to give your skin what it needs to look its best and brightest.

VENeffect | Anti-Aging Lip Treatment
This award-winning anti-aging lip treatment, with VENeffect advanced phytoestrogen technology, helps reduce and prevent the appearance of vertical lines, as it smoothes, softens and plumps.

Vita Liberata | Ten Minute Tan
Glow on the go! This deeply hydrating, organic tanning lotion is rinsed off after 10 minutes, and develops into a sun-kissed tan in 4-6 hours.

Wet Brush | Time Release Detangler
Weightless detangling, plus so much more. Time Release formula detangles up to three days while karatin strengthens hair. Conditions, protects and hydrates for shine.

This is all I have to today! I'll have more specific beauty finds from Cosmoprof North America on the blog soon!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful evening!

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  1. So many great products! The Gabrielle lipstivk looks nice.

  2. I love that they have this section! SO many great products

  3. That sugar cleanser looks right up my alley! They always seem to have a great selection.

  4. I always love the Boutique section!!! Your picks are perfect, I would have got the same!

  5. This is such a nice gesture and I love the products you picked


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