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The Beauty Spot : Clean Beauty

Were back!!!

Spring is here, spring is here! That is our mantra around here while we were once again shoveling snow!

But, we went a shopping!

We are trying as many all natural beauty products so here are our finds:

Skincare:
thecottagegreenhouse.com This is an 98 percent all natural brand that was part of the The View viewyourdeal.com segment Oprah Magazine Edition. We bought Blood Orange and Grapefruit body lotion, the scent is amazing and it is so moisturizing, there is a Orange and Honey Mask we snagged two, and a Cucumber and Honey Shower Gel, which rinses off so clean without drying.

Body care:
All natural lavender deodorant, we heard so much about the high levels of metals in our deodorant so we gave it a try and I must say it does do wonders. It smells very good and it beats out some of your higher end all natural deodorant products. We bought two at target.com and it 13.00 for two.

Perfume Oils:
This is the next major thing!

We have a floral patchouli from Mave and it was okay, scent di…

Beauty Spot: Clarins Review

So, I tried the full suite of skin care products from clarins.com. and this is what I found to be true about the product.

History:
Clarins was actually founded back in World War I by a French physician who use to treat injured soilders. The formula worked so well that it was used by French women for their beauty needs.


You may need this bit of trivia when you audition for Jeopardy, ya never know.

Back to the product review:

1. Cotton Seed Daily Face Wash:
I use this twice a day night and morning, and what I love about it is that it leaves my face soft without a residue, it is a natural softness and supple feeling that is great.

2.  Face Oil:
I was given a sample of their face oil in Blue Orchid and it was very light, and it healed a dry patch of my skin immediately, with out clogging my pores.

3. Extra- Firming Mask:
This was another sample and I put a little on and waited for 10 min. the results left my skin feeling great again. I did the mask twice a week as instructed and again the results w…

Glam for Less: How to Look and Feel Great for Less

Many on the outside who look at me say wow, she has some big bucks!!

In reality I just know how to bargain hunt really well, with the exception of a few things.

These are my tried and true tips for looking your best and getting the maxium experiences out of life.

1. When updating your wardrobe look for jeans that are on trend but have a BOGO sale, the wide jean and culottes are big this year so newyorkandcompany.com so I got two pairs of jeans for the price of one.

2. Haircare: If you go to your local salon ask when there weekly specials are, same if you go to a local place for waxing needs. Chain hair salons such as dreamdry.com or waxing chains have a point system, so if you are regular ask how many points do you have or need for braiding or an updo, they will give you points even if you buy products.

3. Samples: You heard about a product you really love, but you aren't sure if it will work on skin or perfume is for you, then go to sephora.com and ask for a sample the samples are fre…

The Beauty Spot: Spring Break : Part 1

Greetings Positive Peeps!

This edition of the Beauty Spot, we have tried some awesome products and this is what we think is going to be hot for Spring, but we have to bring it to you it doses.

Eyes:
Pastel Color Eyeliners:
We picked this up at ulta.com in a Teal Pearl, which is great because you don't need any other eyeshadow when wearing this, it is just that great!

Mascara:
Eyeko Brand which is famous for there eyeliner but has a great mascara gives a lot of lift, but the mascara wipes everyone needs to have, because they are just that good and even if you use a regular wipe, most may get all of the mascara off your lashes these are great. Again we found this at ulta.com.

Eyeshadow:
We love the Urban Decay Smoky Eye Palette because you can do a smoky eye for all seasons, or just wear one eyeshadow for your lid, we found ours at sephora.com.


Bronzers, Highlighters, Illuminators.

We decided to try an Illuminator by laurageller.com in Gilded Honey, which gives you that amazing sun kiss glow …

President's Day: Retail Therapy

You are home for a long weekend if you are in the East Coast last weekend you went to grocery stores stood in lines forever to stock up on essentials, then you hauled tons of water and did the snow patrol with sidewalks and steps, checked in on the elderly, you deserve some RETAIL THERAPY!!!!

How can you take advantage of the amazing sales going on NOW!!

1. Good Morning America gmadeals.com Winter Beauty Sale going on right now until Feb. 17 at midnight. Until supplies last you can score amazing prices on beauty items from laurageller.com. etc. go immediately! I scored on a root touch up product that I was willing to spend 30.00 and got it for half the price!

2. Forever21:
If you are cruising the wall Early this weekend, then check into Forever 21 where you can score always in the back of the store Buy One get One Free! Yes, the marked down inventory is amazing! I scored a chiffon flower skirt with a slip dress for 14.00. The skirt I got so many compliments it was amazing! Check outfo…

Beauty Needs for Valentines Day

Many of you are wondering what will my significant other give me or what should I give him?

But, for me it is all about the prep...

Body:

Start now with the amazingly sugar scrubs from highest price point fresh.com which can be bought at sephora.com or other fine retailers and on there website or store fresh.com, then use a great body oil.

We found this works wonders at physiciansformula.com organic argan oil and when you mix it with frenchgirlorganics.com bronzing oil it gives an amazing healthy glow to your skin.

Face:

Everyday if you don't wear makeup you should cleanse with a micellar water from garnier.com

Then and light cleanser from philosophy.com followed by a face oil, we love yestocarrots.com primrose oil, we do this every day, twice a day and our skin feels great and amazing.

Nails:

Valentine's Day you should begin your day with sugar scrub from tree hut that can be found at ulta.com or walmart.com, then heat for 2 min. in the microwave a high quality olive oil and soak …

How to Wear Outfits for the Spring

This Spring we are seeing a lot of floral, denim, and military styles.

You may ask so how do I wear these trends without looking like everyone else.

Floral Look:

If you are wearing a single floral skirt then go solid with the top, or if you are wearing a completely embellished floral dress leave it alone and just wear it as is, great options on the lower end are from forever21.com, mid range options are at newyorkandcompany.com, and luxury items we recommend aliceandolivia.com

The Denim:

We see the high rise or Mom jeans are back in style, the deconstructed oversized chambray colored denim shirts that you can wear day or evening. Also, we are seeing constructed denim dresses, that are body con, or scoop neck that if worn with pearls can pass for a great formal first date.

The stores that have these looks are hm.com for the lower price point, mid range price is macys.com and luxury is saks.com. They have all of the denim needs in the styles we discussed previously.

Military Style:

Whe…