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#RANBonusBox New Fashion and Beauty Products

On instagram I posted that the Q4 bonus box had arrived! Here is what was inside.

DL 1961  I am so excited that a denim company is participating in this box! Good jeans are hard to find, and DL has something they call smart denim.

DL1961 is a New York City based company that specializes in high performance and technologically advanced denim. Our denim is engineered to be a utility. With 98% shape retention, 360 degree movement and a wide variety of washes, fabrics & weights, our collection provides customers with denim that outperforms everything in their closet.

Technical fabrics are so exciting to me! If you can learn about how your clothes are made and with what, you can get so much more out of your closet.

FullSizeRender(1)Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet 

Monica Vinader is a British luxury jewelry designer. MV is a bridge between fashion and fine jewelry. All of her pieces create instantly wearable style.

I love the Fiji Friendship Bracelet! It is small and adjustable chic and a little bit edgy. I actually bought one for myself last year. MV is truly a line that you can gift to anyone. All of the styles are so versatile and you can wear them everyday.

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The LUNA™ mini’s cleansing brush is made of rounded silicone touch-points that glide across the face, making it gentle enough for daily use and delivering nonabrasive, extra-gentle cleansing that feels amazing on the skin. Thanks to the 8,000 T-Sonic™ (transdermal sonic) pulsations the LUNA™ mini channels every minute, its silicone cleansing brush can deliver effective cleansing that remains gentle on the skin.

I already tried this! The rumor is that your skin will look better in 3 days. I have only used it once and I did like the squeaky clean feeling without the roughness from bristle brushes.

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e.l.f. eyes lips face Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette

At e.l.f. Cosmetics, we believe that beauty comes from within all of us. Our line of luxurious cosmetics captures great looking skin with gorgeous colors and quality ingredients. Our products are designed to let your inner beauty shine through.

I use e.l.f cosmetics. I have a rosy blush and a bronzer so I am very excited to try the new Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette.

FullSizeRender(2)TB Dress Water Drop Shaped Rhinestone Earrings

Tb Dress is new to me. They seem to carry fast fashion at an affordable price. The earrings are a nice weight, not to heavy or to light. I think they will look great for some upcoming holiday parties!

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Time to Spa Elemis samples

Time to Spa offers everything you need to look and feel your best each and everyday!

I am most excited to try the Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. The description says that it instantly brightens the complexion and exudes health and vitality. Who doesn’t need that, right?

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A Girls Guide to Grooming a Beautiful Beard

How to take care of your beard!

1. Beard wash. A gentle, silicone free cleanser will remove dust, debris, and cleanse your face underneath. Thorough washing will also help to relieve itchiness and beard flakes.

2. Beard Softener. Similar to hair conditioner, it is designed to condition and support a soft supple beard.

3. Beard Comb/Brush. After you have properly and thoroughly cleansed your beard, you will need to detangle and comb it out. Just ’cause you get a little out of control every now and then doesn’t mean your beard should do the same. Use a wide tooth comb at first, moving to a more fine tooth after the tangles are out. Beard oil may help in this step to get out any unruly tangles.

4. Beard Oil. This step is best when your beard is still damp from a shower. Oil can be applied when dry also. Start from the top, closest to your face and gently massage in dime sized amounts until you reach the end. Continue to comb the oil through to ensure your beard is evenly coated yet not greasy. The benefits of a beard oil that is made of high quality essential oils is it aids with mood and takes you to the wild. When smelling the Timberline Trail, you become transported to the Pacific Northwest with the lingering scent of sub alpine fir, spruce and pine, spring water, charred firewood, late-summer wild berries and glacial silt! If that’s not your thing you can pay homage to your ‘Four Vices’. It’s scent is earthy and subtle, blending together the notes of coffee, tobacco, cannabis and hops.

If you can not grow a beard, instantly update your manly look in a playful way with this trim-fitting crewneck T-shirt.

Your best alternative to a beard.

Your best alternative to a beard.

Shop these or the full collection of beard and beard alternatives here.

coffee, tobacco, cannabis and hops

coffee, tobacco, cannabis and hops

Tree Ranger Beardsman's Kit. Everything but the wash.

Tree Ranger Beardsman’s Kit. Everything but the wash.

Pacific Northwest with the lingering scent of subalpine fir, spruce and pine, spring water, charred firewood, late-summer wild berries and glacial silt.

Pacific Northwest with the lingering scent of subalpine fir, spruce and pine, spring water, charred firewood, late-summer wild berries and glacial silt.

Tom Ford for Men Beard Comb-Beauty.

Tom Ford for Men Beard Comb-Beauty.

Nourish Organic Skin Solve #RanBonusBox

If you follow Fashion Stylist on Instagram, you would have seen that I received a ‘bonus box’ from Rakuten a few weeks ago. Basically, these bonus boxes are a way for publishers to try out advertiser goods in a non-committed way to help create genuine relationships.

The last box had something I was super curious about: Nourish Organic Skin Solve. It’s basically a cream to oil all-over moisturizer. I am not the biggest lotion user mostly because I never feel like it works in the long term. If I put it on three times a day everyday, sure my skin is softer. I started using coconut oil last year and really loved it. It made a difference in the moisture of my skin. I use it all over even to smooth out the dry ends of my hair. Problem was, it’s such a pain to use and impossible to travel with.

The Nourish Organic Skin Solve is a combination of organic rose hip oil, shea butter, pumpkin butter, coconut oil, and a lot of others. The combination makes the room temperature product squeezable from a tube, not rock hard like my old coconut oil. Also, you can apply it like a lotion. It goes on smooth and light and absorbs quickly leaving a subtle shine to your skin. The box says that you can use it on your face, lips, and hair, everywhere basically. I have yet to use it on my face. Something about putting oil on my face seems counter-intuitive. I love it as an everywhere else moisturizer.

To sum it up, I love the Nourish Organic Skin Solve! I’m not all that experienced in organic beauty products, but I know that this works for me.

Below are the other products I plan to try from Nourish Organic.

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Pollyseon STOW + GO ESSENTIALS Review

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Words fall short in describing how much I love the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS from POLLYSEON!

After two weekend trips, I can confidently say Polly and Judy ingeniously ‘hit a homerun’ by perfecting travel organization in several markets. Every tiny detail of the cases has been meticulously thought out! Timeless style, strong durability, and engineered functionality combine to deliver the ULTIMATE SET OF TRAVEL BAGS.

As a fashion stylist, I really appreciate the fashionable characteristics of the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS. The black color on high-quality fabrics combined with sturdy shapes accented with white stitching and silver hardware creates an ageless look for years to come. Another thing I like about this style is that it’s gender neutral. In the hotel lobby, I was impressed how handsome my husband looked with the carry-all over his shoulder!

The bags’ engineered construction, high-quality fabrics, and hardware are also worthy of respect. Padded interior, reinforced straps, and even heat-resistant iron case lining are just a few details that make these bags extremely durable. I also noticed that the compartments, zippers, and straps felt sturdy and dependable. My favorite durability feature though is the smooth interior lining, making it very easy to wipe down in case of liquid spillage.

Functionality is where STOW + GO ESSENTIALS outshine any other travel storage alternative. I’m blown away at how much you can fit in those compact bags! Not only that, all the compartments and side pockets make it possible to easily and quickly keep everything organized. With all our high-pace unpacking and packing, we now have more time and less stress!

For hair stylists and make-up artists, the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS will revolutionize your business! Efficiently manage your tools and impress clients with the professional look. For business and personal travelers, you can organize personal belongings, samples, photos, binders, business cards, and much more. The possibilities are endless!

Thank you POLLYSEON.. STOW + GO ESSENTIALS has made our traveling so much easier!

Pollyseon Style. Stow. Go. Beauty and Travel Cases

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The Smart Way to Stay Organized
and Travel in Style

The “Style Stow and Go” philosophy behind the Pollyseon carry-all travel and storage cases are designed to meet and exceed the expectations of professionals and the novice alike. Pollyseon designs beauty and fashion tool-specific organization gear that is heat and spill resistant. These cases are essential in making work and travel easier and more efficient!

Polly J. Shrewsbury and Judy Seonkyung Im founded Pollyseon, LLC in 2008 to establish an innovative and patent-pending line of travel bags for styling tools that offer durable and fashionable packing solutions for beauty industry professionals, business travelers, and for personal organization.

Here is a video demonstrating the Stow + Go Essentials Carry-All.

I am going to be traveling with the Pollyseon carry-all travel bags over the Labor Day weekend. Check back for my thoughts about the Pollyseon Stow + Go Essentials in the upcoming weeks!

Lash Allure MD After 8 Weeks Product Review

As you all know, I have been using the Beauty Bioscience products. After only two weeks while using the Lash Allure MD, I had little new eyelash sprouts! Never had I seen a growing lash but I had three right then.

At the two week point, I had some growth in the brows but not a ton. After the 8 weeks…. Holy Brow! I am really happy with the outcome. A stranger on Instagram (@mrscschults) said You have the best eye brows!” This is not a joke.

I will give all credit to Lash Allure MD. The twice a day treatment really works. For me, the night time application worked best because it is clear and I can wear it without feeling like I have makeup on.

I do think this is an application you will have to keep up on. I am pretty sure that if I stop completely using Lash Allure on my brows, I will go back to looking over plucked and my eyelash growth will go back to normal.

The overall on Beauty BioScience is that I trust their products. The products I have tried worked when I followed the instructions and I am very happy with the results.

Click the link for more about the Lash Allure MD product.

RetinoSyn-45 Product Review: My 45 Days are Over

The Science Behind  Beauty

I have been using the Beauty Bioscience line of skin care products, specifically the Lash Allure MD. (You can read my 2 week update about the Lash Allure progress here.)  I also completed the RetinoSyn-45 six week cycle. The RetinoSyn-45 uses Titration Technology to achieve more even skin tone, smaller pores, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines through it’s tri-phase facial therapy kit.
This nighttime beauty treatment contains three phases. Each phase is used for two weeks before moving up to the next phase to reduce the side affects associate with retinol treatments.
Retinol is basically vitamin A. When used topically it can reduce fine lines, aging, create smaller pores, and improve over all tone of your skin. The Titration Technology is one way that RetinoSyn-45 stands out among the other retinol skin creams.

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After. These are not my results. These are the results posted by Beauty Bioscience.

My experience has been wonderful using not only the Retino-Syno 45 but also the facial wash and moisturizer.   My results are not as drastic as the photos above, however they are noticeable to me. I do not have a lot of fine lines and wrinkles. I do have sun spots, unevenness, and large pores.  For me, the Retino-Syn 45 lived up to its promises. When I started the second phase I started to notice that the tone and texture of my face was improving and I could feel the product work more than it did during the first phase. One example of the product working was that any imperfection I had during this treatment lasted no longer than a day. I could see my skin regenerating and healing itself! The lines around my mouth and lips are tighter and more plump. Another thing I really like is that this is a twice a year treatment. The product I was given will last the whole year meaning you only have to purchase the RetinoSyn-DM  to maintain your results between your  45 days cycles.
I will use the RetinoSyn-45 again in 6 months.

The moisturizer and the facial wash are 100% awesome! I have a lot of trouble finding a moisturizer for my face that I like. I hate heavy, oily, and watery-thin moisturizers. I need my face to feel clean, oil free, and soft. This moisturizer felt refreshing and moisturizing and left my skin feeling fresh and clean everyday. I really can not say enough about how much I love the Beauty Bioscience Ultimate Moisturizing Cream!  The Cleanser was also great. The Balancing Cleanser removed all of my make-up without irritation or over-drying. I wash my face three times a day and I only used the cleanser twice daily and I still have more than half left. I didn’t need a lot to get the job done which was a huge plus for me and using it the whole time I have been using these products left my face cleaner, healthier and more refreshed daily.

I would highly recomend the Beauty Bioscience products for more information here is their website, facebook, and twitter.

Beauty Bioscience Lash Allure Md, Two Week Update Progress Report

As you all know, I have been using the Beauty Bioscience products. This is my two week progress update. After only two weeks while using the Lash Allure MD, I have little new eye lash sprouts! Never have I seen a growing lash but I have three right now. My brows are also a tiny bit fuller.

The Lash Allure MD AM and PM  products are packaged in tubes very similar to mascara. The night tube is silver and has a clear liquid that you apply with a small paint brush attached to the lid. I brush it over my top eye lid and in my brows after I cleanse my face. The AM formula is the same as liquid liner. I just replace my usual liner with the growth formula. I have not been putting the AM formula on my brows, which might be the reason they are not growing as much as my lashes.

Why Lash Allure works and why you do not have the side effects.

Lash Allure MD  contains proprietary HFH (Hair Follicular Habitat) Technology to provide the optimal environment for accelerated hair growth when combined with the powerful Pentapeptide Growth Complex. Lash Allure MD dose not contain prostaglandins, which have been shown to cause skin darkening and eye discoloration in some consumers.

Also, (from my experience) when Lash Allure MD gets in your eyes there is no burning or stinging. It feels similar to when liquid liner gets in your eye.

This is an eight week process so I will update again towards the end of the eight weeks.