Spring is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited. I love the start of spring. It signals the start of new things and fresh beginnings. The leaves return to the trees, the flowers in the garden bloom and new beauty products pop up in the stores. So to celebrate I invite you to take off your winter coat and hat and treat yourself to some fabulous beauty items. I have compiled a list of the best of the best from this springs offerings. After indulging yourself in a few of these products you can enjoy spring looking and feeling your best.
CATWALK by TIGI Curl Collection Curlesque Defining Serum ($19.95, tigihaircare.com) Spring is full of stormy rainy weather, which for a lot of us means frizzy hair. This spring stay one step ahead of the weather Defining Serum. Its is a fusion of moisture-rich marine botanicals and deep sea extracts that work to define and reshape your hair while calming frizz. The Serum has a custom-tailored formula with Total Style Recall that allows you to re-shape hair back to original style no matter what elements you encounter. It allows hair to remember its original style and go back to it without adding product or using heated tools. Curleque Defining Serum defines and reshapes curls, reduces frizz and repairs damage.
Fioravanti No Rinse Detangling Spray ($26, beauty.com) If your rocking curly hair for the spring you should invest in a quality detangler. And there is no detangler on the market that is better then Fioravanti No Rinse Detangling Spray. It is easy to use, quick to detangle and protect hair, and enhances its radiance. René Furterer has combined Fioravanti alcoholate (formulated with fifteen plants) with Acerola vinegar (concentrated in vitamin C) to make the hair shiny, light and soft. Works wonders on wet or dry hair. Hair will be left soft, smooth and detangled.
Philip B. Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo ($8, philipb.com) This invigorating hair and body shampoo will take your morning shower to the next level. Moisturize, tone and condition your hair, scalp & skin with a nurturing one-step product. Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo is stimulating and soothing with a pure 6% herbaceous blend of Norwegian Spruce, Balsam Fir, White Pine, Cedarwood and Camphor with Oat extracts, Wheat Amino Acids and Aloe. This shampoo will invigorate your spirit, while cooling, reviving and refreshing your body and soul. A nice way to start the new season.
Wrap-Around Ponytail by Hairdo ($49, extensions.com, QVC and Ulta) With crazy spring weather you are left with few options. And if your not trying to wage war against frizz one of the easiest options is this really cool wrap around ponytail created by stylist to the stars Ken Paves. This ponytail has an one-of-a kind, user-friendly attachment with a bonus section of hair to wrap around the closure to achieve a sleek, polished look. The breakthrough True2Life fiber can withstand heat up to 350F–straight True2Life fibers can be curled, and curled True2Life fibers can be straightened. Any style stays locked in place until heat-styled again. All color selections are made from a blend of seven to 12 shades to get the most believable, natural-looking results. A nice option to have.
Motions CPR Protein Reconstructor ($12.95, motionshair.com) Get hair ready for the heat and humidity of the summer now. Use Critical Protection & Repair Protein Reconstructor to strengthen, rebuild, and soften hair. It works to keep your hair and scalp conditioned. Hair will look restored, moisturized and healthy.
Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breakage Strengthener Creme ($6.99, amazon.com) Original Strengthener MegaGrowth Anti-Breakage Strengthener Original Crème, fortified with Pro-Growth Complex-a deep penetrating blend of natural minerals, exotic oils and nourishing proteins- the original crème strengthener is developed to combat daily styling damage, before breakage starts.
Oyin Handmade”Burnt Sugar” Pomade ($10, oyinhandmade.com) Similar in texture to an old school ‘hair grease,’ This blend of oils, butters, and veggie waxes acts as a humectant and protectant for hair, increasing shine to a high glossy sheen and locking in moisture.
Elasta QP Soy Oyl ULTRA HYDRATION Deep Conditioner ($7.98, texasbeautysupplies.com) The superior organic oil- richer in protein, vitamins, and omega 3 and 6, organic soy oyl infuses. natural moisturizers and conditioners deep into hair to help restore strength, manageablity and shine.
Rodial Glam Balm Wipes ($19, amazon.com) When it gets warm I go out as often as possible. Which means more getting dressed up and putting on makeup. Rodial Glam Balm Wipes help keep my skin clean and refreshed even after a long night of fun. The gentle wipes are ideal for delicately removing all traces of makeup from the face, lips and around the eyes. The wipes are formulated with natural bisabolol, vitamin E, provitamin B5 and chamomile extracts which give them protective and moisturizing properties. They are gentle enough for even the most delicate skin.
Easeamine Facial/Skin Cream ($65, easeamine.com) Healthy skin is the best accessory every season. But in healthy fresh skin seems really important in the spring as we peel off our winter layers. If your no spring chicken and you feel like your skin is showing signs of aging Easeamine is the cream to try. Its the only anti-aging cream that delivers adenosine down to the lower layers of the skin, where it can help increase actual production of collagen and elastin. With an increase in collagen and elastin skin will look younger, tighter and refreshed. This cream is a serious, clinically proven anti-aging product that is poised to revolutionize the industry. Easemine works deep and delivers amazing visible results.
The Regenerating Serum by Crème de la Mer ($250, lamer.com) Spring is all about regeneration and transformation. So there is no better time then to treat your skin to this transformational serum. The Regenerating Serum dramatically diminishes the look of lines and wrinkles and infuses skin with youthfulness. It combines .A powerful anti-aging trio: The Miracle Broth, The Marine Peptide Ferment and The Regenerating Ferment to help skin trigger a natural production of “youth proteins,” collagen and elastin. Together they work to help radically diminish the appearance of the signs of aging. In a day, skin looks rejuvenated, vibrant and glowing with youthful radiance. With continued use your skin will appear almost ageless. Worth every dime.
Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM ($65, peterthomasroth.com, qvc.com) My skin has different needs in the spring then it does during the winter. And it has different needs at night then it does in the morning. So I make sure to use the right product for the right season and time of day. Retional Fusion PM is a potent retinol serum that delivers skin-renewing benefits via optimally concentrated microencapsulated retinol for maximum results with minimum irritation. The skin’s renewal process is encouraged by Peter Thomas Roth’s technologically advanced combination of encapsulated retinol, Vitamin C and E to ensure stability and prime efficacy. During the night this serum will help improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines, and help create a healthy complexion. Plus the moisturizing formula minimizes redness and irritation.
Lavera Anti-Aging Sunscreen SP15 ($24.99, Target.com, Ulta and lavera. com) Spring means more time out in the sun. And with more sun you need to make sure you are covered with an effective sunscreen. Lavera Sun Screen is an all-natural, mineral based protection available. It provides good UVA protection and excellent UVB protection. Plus since it’s a mineral based sunscreen it effectively protects against UVC rays. A great way to protect yourself from the sun.
La Roche-Posay Physiological Ultra-Fine Scrub ($16, laroche-posay.com and Drugstores Nationwide) As you go about your day your skin’s surface accumulates dirt, sweat, air pollution and bacteria, which can clog pores and irritate skin. This Ultra-Fine Scrub will help reverse damage caused by environmental factors. It gently yet effectively cleans skin. Using micronized powders to avoid irritation this scrub is gentle enough for delicate skin. Its jellified texture reduces rubbing friction and irritation while using and rising off. Alcohol and Paraben-free. Gentle way to get skin ready for spring.
H2O Sea Results Line Mender ($54, beauty.com) Time to make skin look young and fresh. This time-released, line mender complex helps soften the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles. It will effectively soften dermal creases and leave skin looking younger. Line Mender also works to hydrate skin, even out skin texture and increase skin firmness. This multi-tasking formula also provides antioxidant protection to help reduce the effects of free radical induced damage.
Precision Brow Planing System by Christi Harris ($59.95, christiharrisbrows.com) Springtime means its time to trim and shape up your yard. And while you’re at it shape up and trim your eyebrows. Using the Precision Brow Planing System to get the job the done is the fastest way to creating your best brow. No other brow kit can compare to the cost, quality, benefits and outcomes of this system. It makes brow shaping and shading effortless and foolproof. The at home kit features everything you need to design and shape brows and naturally fill and shade them as well as contour and highlight the complete eye area. No Pain, No Redness, No Irritation, No waiting for re-growth. The Precision Brow Planer gives you a sleek, clean line without gaps that no other method can. It gives you perfect brows that always look natural. Plus you get an easy step by step guidelines and online video to help you become your own brow expert.
Black Opal Mineral Brilliance Powder Foundation ($9.95, Major Drugstores Nationwide and blackopalbeauty.com) On a warm spring day the last thing you want is a heavy face makeup. You want something that feels light and goes on without fuss. The Black Opal mineral powder is the perfect choice. It’s the first mineral powder with buildable coverage that is especially beneficial for women of color. Other mineral products are designed to give sheer, see through coverage. But, on darker skin tones they appear uneven and gray and ashy. Created with no talc Black Opal mineral powders don’t make skin ashy or uneven. Instead the natural mineral powders that come in 5 shades blend seamlessly into the skin and provide even coverage.
MagiX Cashmere Finish Liquid Foundation SPF 10 Avon ($7.99, avon.com) If you prefer liquid foundation then the only way to go is MagiX Cashmere Finish Liquid Foundation. It is a liquid mousse that goes on smooth and has a cashmere-soft feel. The foundation almost melts into the skin. Provides a light-to-medium coverage that is perfect for spring. And it has a. dewy matte finish. Beautiful.
Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast ($7.99, Drugstores Nationwide) I am packing up a lot of my winter accessories and beauty items soon so that I can make room for some fun spring products and colors. This fun eyeshadow product from CoverGirl is going to get a front row seat in my beauty box once I do. Shadow Blast is a smoky eye tool & makeup artist all in one brilliant shadow stick. It helps you to create colorful smoky eyes in just 2 easy steps. The color goes on super smooth and blends flawlessly. Their 6 expertly coordinated duos with specially shaped ends to help you in your quest for the perfect smoky eye.
Jouer Glisten Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($20, jouercosmetics.com) I will use any reason to justify a new lip gloss purchase. So why not use the change in seasons as a reason to snatch up one of these super moisturizing lip glosses. They come in irresistibly sheer shades loaded with Vitamins A, C & E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil. Each gloss moisturizes, soothes, nourishes, rejuvenates and protects to keep your lips looking their best. Not sticky or over the top these glosses can be worn from work to a night out on the town. And I love that the Jouer website has a feature that allows you to see how each gloss would look like on someone with your skin color and shade.
Velvet Eyeshadows by Benefit ($16, benefitcosmetics.com) I knew I would love these shadows the minute I laid eyes on the sweetly decorated boxes the shadows come in. Each box is adorned with flying white birds that will make you immediately happy that Spring is here. The velvety eyeshadows glide on light as a feather and the gorgeous shades look fabulous on everyone. A versatile eyeshadow that you can glide on bare lids for a dose of sheer, velvety color or layer over creaseless cream shadows for deeper richer color.
Philosophy Color of Grace Amazing Grace Coloring Book ($37.50, philosophy.com) Go super girly and sweet for the spring with this amazing kit. The coloring book is a purse-sized palette of perfect pink shades for lips, cheeks and eyes. Create your own face of grace with two eye-lighting shadows, two perfect pink lip glosses, an allover cream illuminator, powder blush and a shimmering face powder scented with a touch of ‘amazing grace’ fragrance. So color your spring pink this year as you celebrate your feminine side with this amazing kit.
June Jacobs Body Travel Kit ($60, junejacobs.com) If your lucky this spring you get to go on vacation somewhere. If you are lucky and smart you will go on vacation this spring with this Body Travel Sampler by June Jacobs. The Sampler is made up of four products in 2 oz travel size bottles that are perfect for traveling. You get Citrus Clarifying Shampoo, Citrus Clarifying Conditioner, Citrus Body Balm and Grapefruit Purifying Shower Gel. Each product smells wonderfully invigorating and are a perfect way to start a beautiful spring day.
Miss Oops Rescue Sponge ($9.99, target.com) After a long winter hiding under a heavy coat I can’t wait to slip into a slinky dress. To make sure I don’t have any embarrassing deodorant or makeup marks on my favorite dresses and shirts I use the Miss Opps Rescue Sponge. No need to wet your clothes, just briskly rub the dry sponge against the offending mark and watch it disappear. The patent-pending sponge comes two to a pack and are reusable. Safe to use on all fabrics.
Nature’s Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Velvet Moisture Body Wash ($7.49, natures-gate.com) To keep your skin soft and moisturized during the spring into the summer use this body wash that pampers your skin with rich moisturizers and lather. It also uses age defying antioxidants and nutrients to nourish and protect skin. A unique combination of 7 skin conditioning moisturizers leave skin supple and touchably soft. The combination includes Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil and Vitamin E. Pomegranate and Acai help fight free radical damage with antioxidants while Sunflower Extract, high in linoleic acid, helps smooth and nourish the skin.