NYC Salon Spotlight: Marie-Lou & D

NYC Salon Spotlight: Marie-Lou & D

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I have a confession, I’m obsessed with getting my hair done. From blowouts to lightening it to keeping my ends healthy – I love it all! That said, it’s been a long journey for me to find the perfect salon.

As a little history, I’ve been balayaging (a technique of hair painting) my hair for about 3 years now and have had some great and some not-so-great hair moments. Since my hair is naturally so dark, it’s been hard to find the perfect stylist that can make my hair the right tone without making it too warm or brassy looking.

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Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit Look for Less!

Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit Look for Less!

Whether you love or hate her, I think we can all agree that Kylie Jenner is one of the most influential people in the beauty space right now. Ever since she plumped her pout about a year ago, we’ve seen everyone from models to social influencers to other celebrities follow in her footsteps. If you’re like me and like to go the au natural route, then opting for a killer lip liner and lipstick will do the trick and make your lips appear a little more voluptuous and pouty.

Not all of us want to drop $35-40 on Kylie’s famous lip kit, but still want the same end result. Low and behold – my Kylie Kip Kit looks for less. The below liquid lipsticks will give you the same look as her liquid lipsticks, but wont break the bank. Enjoy!

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These Items Will Help You Beat the Heat this Summer

These Items Will Help You Beat the Heat this Summer

When it comes to the summer heat, you can either fight it or embrace it. I choose to embrace it head-on with a little help from my favorite products. Below, I’ve rounded up some of my go-to ‘Beat the Heat’ items that I know you’ll enjoy too! Plus, I have some discount codes on select brands because who doesn’t love a steal?

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel Moisturizer

This ultra-light cooling water gel moisturizer combines Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water with 48-hr Dynamic Hydration to leave skin moisturized and radiating with health. It’s lightweight and oil-free, which is perfect for the summer months or for people like me with normal-to-combination skin. I use it in the morning and evening after I cleanse my skin by spreading it with outward movements from the middle of my face without applying too much pressure.

PS: Get 20% off + Free Shipping with the promotion code: BABBLE at checkout (Note: this offer is valid through 11:59pm PST, 08/15/2016 and cannot be combined with other discounts or gift sets).

Butter™ London Lost In Leisure Lacquer Set

Your summer look wouldn’t be complete without bright nails! The Butter London Lost in Leisure collection takes you on a getaway to lush landscapes and sun-drenched vistas with the latest limited edition set. The pigments provide one stroke coverage with high shine finish and chip resistant wear.

PS: Get 20% off your first purchase at butterlondon.com with code: BabbleBoxx2016

Nad’s Exfoliating Body Wax Strips

I have to admit, at-home wax strips scare the hell out of me, but these brand new Exfoliating Body Wax Strips have a unique take on the traditional at-home wax strip with an uplifting pomegranate and pink grapefruit scent. They are the world’s FIRST exfoliating waxing strip, this revolutionary product utilizes a two-step method to remove unwanted hair and minimize ingrown hairs from occurring.

LaCroix Cúrate Melón Pomelo

I love LaCroix Cúrate Melón Pomelo! The beverage include a bold combination of 2 Flavors: ripe cantaloupe, infused with pink grapefruit. A tangy duo with a touch of sweetness, which are inspired by two cultures: French & Spanish. The LaCroix Cúrate family includes 6 flavors, all of which come in 12oz. tall cans, and all of which have slightly bolder flavors than LaCroix.

Tempting by Sofia Vergara

I was so excited to try Sofia Vergara’s new fragrance and it’s definitely become my scent of the summer. She blends her unrivaled beauty, charm and unforgettable magnetism with inspiration from her native Colombia to redefine fine fragrance within the celebrity space. Each of her fragrances is inspired by the unique characteristics that make her distinctly Sofia, creating a multifaceted collection of fragrances for every occasion.

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*Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Single Edition Media  

The Newest Beauty Trend – Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Make Up

The Newest Beauty Trend – Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Make Up

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*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Sally Hansen as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. 

I’m one of those people that is down to take all different types of fashion and beauty risks (at least once). I’ve tried eyelash extensions, nail art, contouring, waist training and the list goes on. One thing I’ve never tried, until now, is leg makeup. Yup, that’s a thing!

Leave it to Sally Hansen to invent the coolest and most innovative beauty trends (I’m still a fan of their stick on nail art from my high school days). This new form of make up leaves your legs looking evenly-toned, radiant and smooth. Say goodbye to pesky pantyhose (woohoo)! Like most new beauty products I come across, I knew I needed to try it, so I enlisted my BFF and did just that.

In advance of our weekly GNO (Girls Night Out), My roommate and I decided to use the app Priv to book blowouts and leg makeup application (FYI – if you book a beauty service from Priv through August 31st, you’ll receive your own complimentary Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs application and will be left with a gratis bottle that is in the color that matches their skin tone best). It was amazing because they came right to my apartment versus me having to go to the salon.

In true GNO fashion, we poured a large glass of wine and chatted while the beauty wizards worked their magic. After my blowout, the professional hair/make up artist applied the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Make Up by using her hands to spread even coats onto my legs. The final product was amazing! My legs were left so soft and evenly-toned. The best part? It’s temporary and washes off at the end of the night.

After the leg make up application, I just needed to wear a skirt to show off my evenly-toned legs. Check it out in my pics!

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Get Ready to Have Your Mind Blown with this Facial Essence Stick

Get Ready to Have Your Mind Blown with this Facial Essence Stick

If you’re like me, it’s a constant struggle when deciding on spending money on expensive beauty products or opting for Drugstore finds. That said, every now and then, I come across that one magical, pricey product that I just can’t live without and am willing to break the bank for. Enter BeBella’s Facial Essence Stick.

This facial essence stick will set you back around $65, but think of it this way – it’s sitting out one fancy dinner with friends in exchange for flawless skin. It is small and compact – perfect for the girl on the go.

The BeBella Essence Stick is all about refreshing and touching up your look. InStyle.com explains it best, Throw it in your purse so it is always on hand to rapidly reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness in all your trouble areas. Additionally, the Essence Stick works to even out skin tone by encouraging rapid cell turnover, and bridges the gap between day and night to maintain the protective barrier and hydrating benefits of the whole BeBella line.”

This little miracle savor is seriously my new favorite. Plus, I got to try out some other products from BeBella’s line and have to say that I really enjoyed all of them. The next thing I’m going to be reviewing is the BeBella Collagen Pro Pills, so stay tuned for another post in a few weeks!

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