Spring Beauty Bible: The Hot VS NOT List!

by on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 with


Liquid Foundation VS Liquid Highlighter… Hair Masks VS Miracle Hair Treatments. It’s an epic beauty battle of the heavy weights, and as luck would have it, you have a front row seat. What was once a “do” for Winter you’ll quickly learn is a big “no no” this Spring. And the first day of Spring? It’s just about 14 hours away from now (on 3/20).  So pull out your makeup bags and beauty arsenals. Lets get ready to rumble and update our look as the weather begins to thaw and temperatures being to climb back to a place for which a pair of sandals and pedicure are standard fair.

OUT VS IN (Cliff Notes Version Here)
• Thick Hair Masks INSTEAD Sugarcane Extract Miracle Hair Treatments

• Botox Injections INSTEAD Neurotransmitter Face Balms w/Rose Water & Argireline

• Matte Lipstick INSTEAD Metallic Lipstick and Lip Gloss

• Liquid Foundation INSTEAD Liquid Glo Highlighter

• Fake Eyelashes INSTEAD Coconut Extract Infused Mascara

• Heavy Moisturizers INSTEAD Chamomile Comfort Cream Masks while you sleep

1. OUT Thick Hair Masks IN Sugarcane Extract Miracle Hair Treatments

THIS SPRING TRY: SheaMoisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment
PRICE: $14.99
SHOP: Walgreens
THE 411: Achieve soft, smooth and lustrous hair with SheaMoisture’s NEW Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment! Designed for all hair types… this newly launched product does it all: detangles, moisturizes, cuts drying time, reduces frizz and protects against environmental damage. Much the same things a hair mask targets, but SheaMoisture saves us valuable get-ready time because we don’t need to carve out even more time in the shower rinsing it out. 2 years in the making, this cruelty free product made using fair trade ingredients is an innovative blend of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root. The Meadowfoam adds shine and color protection while the Sugarcane and Marshmallow Root work as a team to provide all the efficacious benefits of silicones without the risk of buildup and the difficulty of removing the non-soluble ingredient. And the essential oil blend makes hair smell fresh like you stepped into a field of wild flowers. I’ve had folks sniffing my hair in the Elevator. Okay a touch invasive granted, but sold me on the impact this leave-in treatment delivers each time you use it.

2. OUT Botox Injections IN Neurotransmitter Face Balms w/Rose Water & Tetrad-A-Fusion Technology

PRICE: $59 instead of $90, Saves You 35%
THE 411: As a skincare therapist for 19 years, I’ve tried a million products, but I’d never tried this until 2 months ago. Vanish Cream’s the first clinically proven blend of BOTOX in a jar that’s full of moisture (tons of it) for your skin. Finally the search for safe, injection-free botox at home stops HERE. It harnesses this crazy potent peptide that targets expression wrinkles. Vanish Cream mimics the leading cosmetic injectables by relaxing and de-stressing facial muscles while ‘vanishing’ fine lines over time. It’s proprietary formula is engineered with a ground breaking needle free Tetrad-A-Fusion technology that allows the molecules in the ingredients to take an instant and rapid deep dive under the skin’s first layer, needle free. Clinically proven to mimic Botox like results within the first month while providing 24 hour hydration from the very initial application. The first thing I’ve been noticing is a tighter, firmer and a much more radiant complexion. Also another thing that jumped out at me is just about every single cream uses water as its base. Vanish Cream went a different direction using Rose Water and many other organic ingredients at it’s core. So from a science standpoint it’s resonates with the skincare nerds, like me. And for those wanting a more organic essence to their beauty regimen, this delivers for them… there by speaking to both types of anti-aging consumers.

3. OUT Matte Lipstick IN Metallic Lipstick and Lip Gloss

THIS SPRING TRY: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss
PRICE: $20
SHOP: Available at Sephora/, Ulta/, select Macy’s stores/, and
THE 411: Introducing the holy grail of lip gloss – this super-shiny, cushiony color glides on smoothly without feathering and provides long-lasting, comfortable wear that never feels sticky. Laced with Vitamin E and peppermint oil, UD’s hydrating formula nourishes while it subtly plumps lips and comes in a yummy vanilla-mint flavor. The Hi Fi Shine lineup includes 20 shades ranges from neutral to bright and include three different effects – metallic, holographic and cream – that can be worn alone or on top of your favorite Vice Lipstick for a look all your own.








THIS SPRING TRY: Ardell Beauty Mattelic Lip Crème and Metallic Lip Gloss
PRICE: $9.99
SHOP: Sally Beauty Stores or
THE 411: Two new lip formulas, Mattelic Lip Crème and Metallic Lip Gloss. Mattellic Liquid Lip Crème feels lightweight, yet delivers a rich metallic color payoff with just one swipe. Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil keep lips moisturized. For an ultra-fine metallic shimmer, apply Metallic Lip Gloss. This non-sticky, paraben-free formula with Vitamin E provides a richly pigmented and multi-reflective finish, while still set comfortably smooth on the lips. Each formula is available in two shades.

4. OUT Liquid Foundation IN Liquid Glo Highlighter
THIS SPRING TRY: Wet n Wild Mega Glo Hello Halo Liquid Highligters
PRICE: $5.99
SHOP: Walgreens Nationwide & For More Details Click HERE
THE 411: You “glow” girl and ditch the heavy layers of foundation with wet n wild’s NEW Mega Glory Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters. It’s a cruelty free, innovative collection of liquid highlighters allowing you to customize your glow to perfection! These highlighters are redefining the meaning of “liquid gold.” Available in 7 gluten-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free shades. What I love is how buildable they are. You can customize your look by applying as many or few drops onto your skin or into your makeup as you desire. It’s formulated with 20 percent micro-fine pearl pigments to create a multi-color effect. Plus the silica ingredient lends back up support to provide even application. They push the good-for-you goodness envelop even further by infusing the 7 highlighters with refined grapeseed oil to give skin a silky feel, and murumuru seed butter and Vitamin E to moisturize skin. My usage tip: use alone for a targeted effect, on top of powder, or add to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow.


5. OUT Fake Eyelashes IN Coconut Extract Infused Mascara
THIS SPRING TRY: Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
SHOP:, Drugstores Nationwide, Ulta & Target
THE 411: This magic wand — coined Total Temptation — combines a laundry list of beauty junkie desires, including… wait for it… a coconut extract ingredient and coconut scent, matte millennial pink-colored packaging and a drugstore price point ($9 and change). The handle also has an easy-to-grip flat part that adds to your comfort and precision when using it. This will give you license to give your false lashes and eyes a much needed vacation from the lash glue and maintenance. This mascara formula is light and fluffy, like a soft mousse. The rocket scientists at Maybelline figured out a way to whip the formula… think along the lines of what you might feel with coco butter. When I applied it, Total Temptation instantly made my lashes feel conditioned in a way we can compare to lash primer. What was a “wow” for me was the addition of instant lift, density and soft volume without having to stand there begging the tube and wand to work after giving it tons of time. It was a “boom shaka laka” moment, working fast and furious. And then I inhaled and smelled the coconut extract wafting around my head and wondered “which way to the beach!?!” There are no other mascaras that offer us a staycation in the process of applying our makeup! Nice one Maybelline. Bon Voyage.

6. OUT Heavy Moisturizers IN Chamomile Comfort Cream Masks While You Sleep
THIS SPRING TRY: Nyakio Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask
PRICE: $35
SHOP: Ulta Stores &
THE 411: Sleeping has many benefits – enhances memory, increases life span, spurs creativity, and most importantly, provides good skin health. But without a good night’s rest, it can wreak havoc on skin, causing dullness, dark circles, and fine lines. So skip your heavy nighttime moisturizers and switch up your beauty game plan subbing in nyakio’s Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask! This overnight facial treatment works through the evening and into the wee hours of the morning to calm and rejuvenate fatigued skin and provides powerful, long lasting moisture and nourishment. Formulated with a soothing blend of Chamomile, hydrating Calendula and anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera, the calming mask replenishes and restores while leaving skin looking well-rested and refreshed when you awake.

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