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Archive of ‘Beauty’ category

Rainbow Perfection + Beach Necessities

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This is the last batch of California photos for me. Krystal braided my hair for these photos we took on Laguna Beach, she’s a braiding wizard I tell you! This is hands down my favorite hairstyle for a beach or pool day, just make sure to protect your part with sunscreen! I used Hawaiian Tropic, a brand I’ve been keen on for a while now, especially this one with the shimmer effect! It makes your skin look flawless and sparkly in the sun, kind of like a vampire from Twilight, but better. But NOTHING smells more like summer to me than Banana Boat tanning oil with its coconut, banana and carrot extract! I’ve been buying this stuff for years, and I’m convinced nothing can complete at that price point. I dig a good rainbow bikini, and this one by Bikini Lab was a saucy mix between candy striper and ’70s roller disco babe! I love the flutter detail and the bow cut-out on the back, the devil is in the details folks.

Nothing is quite as relaxing as listening to the waves rolling in on the shore, but when you’re at a crowded beach, you need some help drowning out the conversations around you. Cue the headphones, another beach necessity! Have you guys heard of Frends? I’ve been seeing this brand everywhere, and it’s no wonder why! They produce quality sound AND look cool with the simple and sleek designs. I’m sort of obsessing over these, plus they come complete with a pair of BaubleBar earrings! However, in keeping with the technicolor theme here, these oil slicked babies also hold a place in my heart. I hope you enjoyed my beach attire and thanks for reading! 🙂

xx

Justine

Enza Essentials

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Skin care is a constant, ongoing process and fortunately, I enjoy taking care of it. I am guilty of being a total product junkie when it comes to skincare. I have tried so many different kinds of products in an effort to keep my skin clear, from over-the-counter to drugstore, high-end and low-end. That is why I was so excited when Enza Essentials contacted me to try out their products. All of their products contain the highest quality ingredients and are formulated by Dr. Joseph Rucker, a board certified plastic surgeon who has worked on beautifying skin for over 30 years, and appeared in New Beauty magazine, Lifetime’s The Balancing Act, The Doctors TV, Arizona Sports and Lifestyle. He has also acted as a celebrity skin consultant at the 2012 Academy Awards in Los Angeles! All I had to do was inform them of my skin type and concerns and from there they built a regimen of products specifically directed at targeting my problems.

The Saturation Cleanser is gentle yet extremely effective at removing make-up and impurities from your face. The mandarin orange peel and orange oil ingredients provide moisture and brightening capabilities. And it smells like an Orange Creamcicle!

The Saturation Aloe Scrub is a physical and chemical scrub! Corn meal and oats physically exfoliate, while the papaya enzymes and glycolic acid buff away the dead skin chemically! It’s rich in fatty acids and vitamins, such as soybean oil and aloe vera, which help smooth and brighten the complexion too! It’s hard to squeeze from the tube and comes out in a really thick paste, so I like to mix it with the saturation cleanser, which is a little runny, to make the perfect consistency!

The Saturation Toner contains eight natural oils and extracts with natural antiseptic properties which promote circulation and soothe, tone and balance skin.

The Glycolic Serum contains glycolic, lactic, and malice acid to promote cellular turnover, while hydrating and refining skin. I use it in the morning and at night and can see my freckles and sun spots fading already!

The Eyebright Intensive Eye Crème hydrates and refines the delicate area under the eyes and is so light, it can be used morning and night!

The Pore Extraction Masque is another favorite of mine. It acts as an antiseptic and anti-irrtant, unclogs pores, and tones and smooths skin. Oat kernel extract, camphor and colloidal sulfur are the key ingredients! I specifically requested a sulfur mask because I love them so much, but just as a forewarning to those with sensitive smellers, it’s not rotten eggs you’re smelling, it’s the sulfur!

The Vitamin C Crème is amazing! It provides a protective barrier that allows the skin to breathe and is rich in fatty acids. It contains potent, antioxidant functions, promotes collagen production, healing and cellular regeneration. And it brightens, tones, balances and hydrates skin. Plus, it smells like an Orange Creamcicle too!

The Advanced Protection SPF will definitely be getting a lot of use in Hawaii next week! This isn’t a sunscreen, it is a sunblock, meaning it blocks both UVA and UVB harmful rays.The organic SPF 30 formula is lightweight and scent free. It contains rich emollients and vitamins A, C and E to nourish and moisturize your dry skin without leaving behind an oily, acne-causing build up.

The Spot Extractor contains salicylic acid, which is antimicrobial and excellent for blemishes, witch hazel and camphor. It reduces inflammation, cleanses, exfoliates, and promotes soothing and healing of the skin. The roller ball made it quick and easy to apply, and it dried quickly! The bottle is already gone, that’s how much I loved it!

Hope you enjoyed my review of all of the Enza Essentials products! I love the way my skin is looking, and the fact that the whole line uses natural oils makes me feel like I’m not damaging my skin further with harsh, unnatural chemicals.

xx

Justine

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

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Gift Basket Contents (Retail Value:$160!): Valentine’s Day Cards by Merri Meri || Bath Bombs and Soaps by Cindy Goatique || Essie Nail Polish in My Better Half and Twin Sweater Set || Kate Spate Yellow Polka Dot Mug || DW Home Candle in Remarkably Rose || $25 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card || $10 Starbucks Gift Card || Sparkly Earrings by Saressa Designs

Host & Co-host:

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Melissa from Stylista Fitness || Monic from Simply Sutter

Bloggers:

pic2 Little Miss Fashion Queen || Simply Audree Kate || A Style Portrayed || Fabulously Average || Clothes and Quotes

pic3 The Fashion Canvas || Courtney Fashionista || Wild One Forever || The Desert Mermaids

It’s official! Valentine’s Day coming up (and Arizona’s anniversary) which means it’s time to start spreading the love. Okay, so maybe you don’t have a significant other. Or perhaps you do but they aren’t the best in the gift-giving department. Either way, we wanted to share our love with our followers/readers and give you a chance to win a basket full of goodies to show our appreciation and love for you all!

So, with that being said, we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to present you with a special Valentine’s Day Giveaway! We wanted the winner to feel extra special this year with gifts, specially hand picked and chosen by us. Use the Rafflecoper below to enter. Good luck loves!

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Justine & Krystal

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Messy Mohawk Braid Tutorial!

We had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Farnsworth Videography again for this tutorial! We had several requests on a how-to video for this messy mohawk braid that we wore in several different Instagram posts! (P.S., If you’re not following us on our Instagram account you should really get on that! We’re going to be doing another giveaway pretty soon!) We had so much fun making this for you guys, even we were slightly nervous to do so! It’s always a trip for your weird quirkss on camera, but you can only get better with practice, right? Thanks again to Terryl, Jason and Aaron for being the best videographers around! You sure know how to make us look good! 🙂 We look forward to working with you all in the future!

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Justine & Krystal

NYE Style Video!

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Dress: French Connection (similar) |Pumps: Kate Spade | Jacket: Parker (similar) |
Earrings: Baublebar | Rings: Ariella Collection (similar)

I’m so excited to share with you all my first ever style video! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while now, and I was so excited to be able to work with Farnsworth Videography again! They specialize in all types of videography and are especially stellar at weddings. I would know because they did mine several years ago! Terryl also happens to be my husband’s best friend! I also had the opportunity to collaborate with make up artist, Maddie, of madluvv.com, and was completely blown away! She basically transformed me into a movie star and had me cracking up the whole entire time. I’m still so enamored with this super glamorous and retro look she did on me! Check out their Instagram accounts: @farnsworthvideography and @madluvv21 to see more of their work!

xx

Justine

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