New(ish) Beauty Favorites

I try a LOT of beauty products and yeah, a lot of them are really good…but every once in awhile you get a group of favorites, and here they are:

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing CreamStructural support is monumental in preventing wrinkles—picture, if you will, a standard mattress.  When it’s brand-new, the coils are tight, the elastic is firm, and the mattress is soft and smooth.  But, after years of use, that same mattress sags and wrinkles.  This cream nourishes your own “mattress” -your skin, and keeps it firm, smooth, and moisturized, thanks to the lovely copper ingredient.

Phyto Revitalizing Shampoo: I used this shampoo for the first time today and was immediately wowed.  It’s said to improve the density and luster of temporary thinning hair with this unique combination of botanicals, preparing the scalp for Phytocyane Treatment. Gingko biloba and cinchona bark energize scalp and stimulate micro-circulation while grapeseed procyanidins combat free-radicals and protect the hair bulb. Hair becomes fuller, thicker and more lustrous, even after one use, as I proved today.

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation: Lately I’ve been really into liquid foundations but after going to an event in New York where the makeup artist used this on me, I was SOLD.  The best thing aboutthis powder foundation is that it can be applied dry (for a full, matte finish) OR wet (for a sheer, satin finish).  Seriously.

Coterie.com launches PHYTO Silky Straight Blow Dry Sets!

Coterie.com, the new online shopping experience designed for the ultra-busy woman, introduces three exclusive limited time only offers by renowned botanical hair care brand, PHYTO.  And guys, if you know me AT ALL, you know that I love…actually, make that LIVE FOR, a good blow out so you know I was excited when I heard about the easy PHYTO systems for a perfectly silky straight blow out.  Now, using PHYTO takes me back…waaaay back to 2009 when I visited the PHYTO Universe Natural Beauty Oasis in New York City.  They took photographs of my scalp and magnified it up to see how healthy (or not healthy) my scalp really was.  The verdict?  A healthy scalp.  I could breath a sigh of relief and then go home and immediately wash my hair with my new PHYTO products.

Back to the blow dry sets…I love the PHYTO tagline “blow out before you go out” cause it’s just so true.  When you have good hair, you’re going to have a good night, simple as that, and PHYTO and Coterie are giving you THREE options to help you get that perfect hair.  My favorite?  Option 1: Phytolisse shampoo and Phytolisse mask, since I have fine hair.

PHYTO Silky Straight Blow Dry Sets:

Option 1. Phytolisse shampoo and Phytolisse mask- $49 (valued at $62)

Option 2. Phytodefrisant and Phytolisse serum- $45 (valued at $56)

Option 3. Phytolisse shampoo, Phytolisse mask, Phytodefrisant botanical relaxing balm, Phytolisse shine serum combo- $80 (valued at $118)

Also, if you’re not already familiar, you need to check out Coterie.  They pretty much make discovering and purchasing prestige beauty products informational and effortless by curating and editorializing peer-influenced limited time only exclusive offers (while also offering full-price items).  And, they have some great brands (Stila, Perricone, Urban Decay, etc.) so I’m pretty into it.

FTC Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Coterie.com but all opinions are my own, as per usual.

Phyto Universe – a natural beauty oasis

So check out my review of Phyto Universe on my Examiner.com page. Seriously, if you want to pretend you’re NOT in the city, it’s the place to go. I mean, check out the garden wall with REAL plants. Amazing.

My scalp magnified by like a TON. Apparently healthy too! I love that you can see both the brown and blonde hair. Hahaa.

My hair magnified…pretty blonde and brown colors!