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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Vera Wang Embrace: The Perfect Summer Scent + Giveaway

*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review

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Do you ever ask yourself, “What makes me feel confident?” I know for me, I feel my best when I’m healthy – both mentally and physically, well-rested and wearing something that makes me feel unstoppable.  As women, there are so many outside influences that can directly affect our confidence, but it’s our duty to pick ourselves up, embrace what we have and change what we’re not happy about.

This is so important to me because I’ve always been raised to be extremely comfortable in my own skin (thank you mom and dad!). However, every so often we all have our moments when we’re feeling blah or nitpicking the small stuff. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with Vera Wang Fragrances to discuss how their newest scent in the Embrace Collection, ‘Marigold and Gardenia,’ makes me feel beautiful and confident in my own skin. After all, it’s so important we make time to celebrate ourselves!

The fragrance draws inspiration from intimacy, celebrating moments in time to be cherished and embraced. I love everything about it – from the scent to the packaging to the soft peach hues. To me, a fragrance should make you feel fresh, beautiful, desirable in your own skin and ready to embrace your womanhood (can we get #GirlPower trending?) and that’s how I feel when wearing this. Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia is available for purchase in-store and online at Kohl’s. (ARV $29.99)

I want all of you to be your most confident self, so I’m giving you the chance to win the Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance collection 4-pack (ARV $75), which includes the following fragrances: Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Rose & Vanilla, Periwinkle & Iris and Marigold & Gardenia. The contest is now open through July 12, 2016! You can enter by sharing this via one of the social sharing options below:

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance Collections

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What’s in my cosmetic case?

What’s in my cosmetic case?

If you follow me on Instagram (@publyssity) or Snapchat (alyssaamoroso), it’s clear to see that I’m always traveling during the summer months. In fact, my suitcase has doubled into a closet and my cosmetic case has become home to all of my essentials – like my makeup, personal care items, etc.

That said, I’ve actually found this method to be really helpful. I load my cosmetic case with everything I’ll need to get through the week, weekend or workday. I like having one case with everything vs. a million small bags with just some of my items. It’s easier for me to make sure I’m not forgetting to pack anything when I’m switching between carry-on luggage to tote bag to gym bag.

Keep reading to see some of the essentials I keep in my cosmetics case at all times:

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