Let’s Talk City Beauty Products!

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Hello beauties! Well apparently February went by REALLY fast. I wanted to share with you today some amazing products sent to me from City Beauty that I have been loving this past month! they were So generous to give me a Code to share with you- “JENRUSSO” to Save! They are amazing quality and have fantastic benefits as well. Gorgeous Lip Plumpers anyone?! 

Let’s check out these gorgeous products, shall we?

About City Beauty

“City Beauty is a luxury beauty and skincare brand
specializing in functional beauty. This means all of
our beauty products are designed to not only make
you feel beautiful while you wear them but to also
provide deeper benefits.
Each product is formulated to target specific concerns—
whether it’s to volumize thinning lips, brighten dark spots,
improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or
smooth skin texture.
The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and
collagen-supporting active ingredients (that help to achieve
healthy, youthful and glowing skin.)
We pride ourselves on being a cruelty-free company and
are PETA and Leaping Bunny certified.”

-City Beauty Official

 

My Favorite City Lips Shades are Pink Nude, Clear, and Nude! 

For the City Lips Matte Shades, my favorites are Pink Taupe, Blush Rose, and Mocha!

City Lips Lip Plumper

You can choose from 19 beautiful shades and they have the traditional Clear, Matte, Opaque, and Shimmer shades! They go on smooth and have a great flexible feel to them. They give you instant plumping for short and long term effects!

“City Lips is a plumping lip gloss that gives you both an immediate and long-term solution for your lips. With innovative ingredients that helps restore healthy lips, it delivers deep hydration for instant plumping, long-lasting comfort, and smooths out lip lines & wrinkles.” -CB

Lip Plumper Details

City Beauty Recommends for best results, to
apply twice a day—once in the morning and once at night. You can apply
City Lips slightly outside the lip line to help with lines and wrinkles
around the lips. We recommend applying and using City Lips this way as
part of your nighttime skincare routine.


Let's Talk Ingredients

Let me start out  by saying I am pretty picky about skincare and makeup products. My skin for sure changed after my twins and it became more sensitive to whatever skin care routine I was doing. I also was looking for a lip plumper that didn’t burn when you applied it.

“The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and collagen-supporting actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptides, Resveratrol, and Vitamin C, just to name a few.”- City Beauty

Beyond amazing and effective ingredients City Beauty is also Cruelty Free which is important to me.  

Multi-Action Sculpting Cream 

“This luxurious cream is designed to visibly restore skin’s elasticity – by lifting, tightening, and firming the look of sagging skin. Our formula nourishes your skin with the vital building blocks that give young skin its taut, springy feel.”

This Sculpting Cream is amazing for your neck and chest area which gets a lot of sun damage. Your neck and decolletage  need some loving too! 


Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Experience

 

What Does
Blue Defense HydroGel Do?

 

Delivers deep hydration for up to 72 hours

Adds a radiant, refreshed look to dull skin

Visibly smoothes the look of lines & wrinkles

Promotes the look of lifted, firmer, tighter skin. – CB

I LOVE THIS Moisturizer. I have several sun spots on my cheeks, and they have vastly improved within weeks which is Amazing! Highly Recommend this Gel! 

 

 

This Meme always makes me giggle. But ladies….. it’s true. If JTT was your boy crush, it’s time for an Eye Cream. 

City Beauty to the Rescue! 

Under Eye Recovery is a brightening eye cream designed to brighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness under the eyes. The powerful formula also smooths fine-lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

Formulated Without:

Parabens / Sulfates / Phthalates / Mineral Oil / Gluten / Animal-Derived Ingredients / Nuts

Line Smoothing HydroMask

Is there anything more relaxing than a sheet mask? I think not. This mama needs ALL the pampering she can get. These amazing sheet mask are packed with a potent anti-aging serum that helps plump fine lines and helps soothe your skin after a long day.  

“Line-Smoothing HydroMask is made with a unique,
bio-cellulose material that clings to the skin’s surface
to deliver a high-potency serum deep into the dermal
layer. This revolutionary material combined with our
Cell Young® Ice Plant Callus Extract and Hyaluronic Acid
serum delivers three times more skin-loving ingredients
than a traditional paper mask to help reduce the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration
levels, and help protect the skin.”

Use Once or Twice a week! You deserve it.

Final Thoughts

I was super impressed with the packaging and the quality of the City Beauty products. All of their skincare I have been using is wonderful and worked great with my sensitive skin. I highly recommend the City Lips Plumper and the Hydrogel is a fantastic gel moisturizer! I can’t wait to try their other products! I have yet to try to Night Mask, so I will update you with my thoughts! Thank you so much City Beauty! 

Be sure to use the code “JENRUSSO” to Save on City Beauty’s Website and let me know how you enjoy it! Go follow City Beauty on Instagram and Facebook below for Tips and more too.

Cheers to great skin! 

Jen Russo

My favorite Clean Skincare Products from Acure Beauty

Disclaimer- Some of these links below may contain Affiliate Links which I make a small commission from purchases.

Hello Winter months! The cold has finally arrived here in Nashville and with it comes all the dryness. Hooray! Your hair, skin, and lips really change as the cold, dry air comes in. Regardless of the weather, you still need to take care of your skin and a well rounded routine to keep you looking fresh! I always say good makeup starts with good skin!

Good Makeup starts with good Skin

When your skin has less texture, your makeup will go on smoother and you won’t have to do much “correcting”

Photo: Acure

Why I love Acure

They are Vegan, Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free, Formaldehyde free, and Cruelty free!

My favorite Serums

I am pretty picky about my skincare. My skin really changed after I had my twins and it seems to be way more sensitive too. Recently I have been adding in an Acure Beauty Serum daily, and Holy Cow… my skin looks SO much better!

Photo: Acure Beauty

Here’s why adding a Serum can benefit your Skin

The Acure Brightening Line is my favorite!

I have been using the Glowing Serum for months and I am OBSESSED. That extra step in moisturizing really takes your skin to the next level.

Why a Serum?

Serums work on any skin type and it’s like an extra kick of potent ingredients. I know what you are thinking…. something “oily” seems scary. Trust me it dries quickly, and you will love the way it smells. Bonus points- Roll in your Serum with a Jade Roller!

  • Get ready for a dose of concentrated, targeted organic bliss while benefit-rich nutrients deliver radiant results. Argan oil restores moisture, borage oil soothes and cranberry and pumpkin seed oils add antioxidant protection. That’s some serious glowing goodness.
  • Formulated for all skin types. Hydrates and boosts skin’s glow
  • Vegan and certified cruelty-free. Also Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free and Formaldehyde free – Acure
Photo: Acure

Acure Scrubs

Photo: Acure

I have been using the Brightening Facial Scrub for a good year now and it is THE BOMB! If you love a gritty scrub, you will fall in love with this one. If you like a smoother texture, try the Rejuvenating Facial Scrub! Even in the winter months, you need to exfoliate a couple times a week.

“Sea kelp super-nutrients soften and detox while lemon peel and French green clay cleanse. Madonna lily brings the brightness to round out this refreshing facial scrub.” -Acure

Moisturizers

This is totally a wall… but it added some “dryness” drama.

If you get one nugget of information from this blog post… Sister you NEED a Moisturizer. Everyday. It helps balance your dry or oily skin and guess what? If you are Oily, Acure has a great Matte one! Holla!

“Incredibly Clear Mattifying Moisturizer”

“This easily absorbed facial moisturizer improves the appearance of skin’s texture and tone with the rejuvenating hydration and moisture of lilac extract and chlorella.” – Acure

This is perfect if you tend to get oily through the day and helps set up an even tone for your foundation!

Photo: Acure

I hope you will check out these Acure products and tell me what you think! Cheers to beautiful and safe skincare!

Tell me below what Acure product you would want to add to your Skincare Routine and get Glowing!

My Summer Beauty Must Haves!

Disclosure: “Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision is totally yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you!”

 

It’s already getting hot here in Nashville and the long Summer days seem to be hanging around when it hits Memorial Day weekend!

When the seasons change, so should your beauty routine! Below are my Summer must have Beauty products I can’t live without and that I use daily in my routine.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Our Philosophy
MyChelle’s scientifically advanced formulas are based on clean, natural bioactives that provide unmatched, professional results.
All MyChelle products are Vegetarian, Cruelty-free, and Free of Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors, Petroleum, GMOs, and Gluten.

The MyChelle Skincare Products I’m Using-

Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented – This clean, mineral based SPF 28 comes in Unscented and Coconut too! I love that it’s lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a smooth, matte finish. Gentle enough for infants too! Bonus. Don’t forget to use SPF year round too!

Remarkable Retinol Serum – This serum promotes healthy renewal and helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles. This feels So good when you apply it on your face. I apply it a little bit before my moisturizer so it has time to absorb! If you aren’t using serums and oils, you are totally missing out. Your skin in the summer needs extra love and protection from past sun damage. It helps with dark spots too which is great since I have a patch of sun spots that have graced me with their presence the last year. Hello 33.

Remarkable Retinol Serum

Perfect C Serum – This Advanced Vitamin C formula packs a powerful punch against fine lines and wrinkles. “A high active level of 17% L-Ascorbic Acid, the only effective anti-aging form of Vitamin C, and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells brighten, protect against photo-damage, and combat the visible signs of aging.” This is actually a yellow/orange tint, so you know its potent!

I love that you can feel good about using these high quality, clean products on your skin. No yucky chemicals here! MyChelle is also a certified Cruelty Free company, which I love. Check out all of their amazing products here!

Use my special Discount Code: RUSSO15 to Save 15% off your Entire MyChelle.com order Until June 30th!

Grab this On the Go Travel size set too!

Zinc it Over Setting Spray + SPF

Protect your makeup And your skin!

You know when a product like “Zinc it Over” comes along, and you are like HECK YES PEOPLE…. These folks are Genius?! Meet Seriously Fab’s awesome facial mist. There are so many awesome things I love about this product. For starters, as a Makeup Artist, having a solid setting spray is Essential. Secondly, it does even more as a safe AND clean SPF 25. But wait! There’s even more! It is packed with delicious Anti-Aging and hydrating ingredients. Need I say more?

I love the Tropical Floral! It smells amazing!

ZINC IT OVER® gives you the power to reapply right over your makeup… this is the elegant NEW way to sunscreen! Our innovative, sheer Zinc Oxide formulation is uniquely blended with some of nature’s finest Phytonutrients and Antioxidants, and contains NO Yucky Chemicals. 

I strive to use clean beauty products and there are so many setting sprays and sunscreens out there that are just plain yucky and filled with chemicals. I love that this product is packed with high quality and safe ingredients!

“Studies showed that our sunscreen — because of the special ingredient in our formulation — was as effective as higher chemical SPF products but without the health dangers!” 

Now you won’t have to worry about either doing a full face of makeup or a bare face to wear sunscreen. Get the benefit of keeping your makeup in place and protecting your skin at the same time!

Zinc it Over comes in 3 different options. Unscented, Tropical Floral, and Citrus Passion! You can also grab all three sprays in a sweet trio package! The fine mist is so refreshing and perfectly even. Be sure to reapply every couple of hours when you are outside to stay protected. It’s the perfect size to throw in your purse and beach bag and is the approved size for travelling too.

Zinc it over is also proudly cruelty free and Vegan! I also appreciate that misting it over your makeup, won’t give you that scary white cast that most sunscreens do. I highly recommend Zinc it Over.

If you sign up for the Seriously Fab Email list you can grab 15% off your first order! Bonus!

Smooth and Tame frizz with L’ANGE

You know it’s coming. The Southern humidity. Even if you aren’t in the South, the heat does things to your hair that can make you crazy. Recently I have been using these L’ANGE products along with their hot tools and it makes the biggest difference. If you hair is dry and unruly, it will not hold a good curl, wave, or smoothness period. Helping protect and setting your hair with good products will allow you to go days with good styling preparation! Good curls are Hydrated curls.

Marula Oil Hydrating mist and Rival Heat Shield

Marula Oil Hydrating Mist

This weightless mist instantly hydrates dry and damaged hair. I love to spray this throughout my hair after styling to add high shine and moisture. “Marula oil is moisturizing, conditioning and has antioxidant properties.” I love that it’s also a UV protectant. So take this delicious hair mist with you to protect your hair when you go outside and on vacation! I Love!!

You can grab my favorite Manage Marula Oil Mist here and Save with my special link when you shop! For products use the code: CARE9

Get weightless shine and hydration with this Manage Mist!

Rival Heat Shield

If you are getting a hot tool anywhere near your hair, you must protect it first. Rival Heat Shield makes it easy to spritz your hair fast and keeps your hair in gorgeous shape with this protein packed spray! It also serves as a great UV protection for your hair too. To use, just spritz on the DRY section of your hair before using your wand or straightener on it.

“A slew of botanicals, such as calming chamomile, strand-smoothing safflower, and healing jojoba wonderfully integrated with lemongrass and powerhouse antioxidant vitamin E is like getting your daily dose of defense against environmental and lifestyle stressors, plus nourishment, conditioning, and reparative power – all in one super strand-saving spray. Count on keeping your color – and your hair.”

Salt + Sea Spray

You know that dreamy, textured beachy hair that looks straight outta Pinterest? Now it can be yours with the help of the L’ANGE Salt + Sea texturizing spray! This dreamy spray smells amazing and helps give the perfect amount of grip to your curls. *Tip- if your hair is fine or hard to curl, spritz a little on Before you curl to help waves stay!

Get beachy texture fast with the Salt + Sea spray!

“Salt + Séa Texturizing Spray creates beachy windswept styles and adds body to fine hair with a light hold. Infused with kelp extract and sea salt to bring the beach with you everywhere you go. Hair will be left feeling thicker and fuller with added volume and texture. Can be used on wet or dry hair.”

You can Save on L’ANGE hair with my special link! No code needed!

Happy shopping!

What are some Summer beauty products that you can’t live without?

Get Glowing with Pixi Beauty Skintreats

*disclaimer: I was provided free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by this company, and/or its affiliates in any way.”

Let’s Talk Pixi Beauty Skincare!

First off… I want it be known I love ALL things Beauty. I mean that. I am totally open to all kinds of products and love a ton of different beauty brands! 

I love that Pixi Beauty is a company created by Makeup Artist, Petra Strand. You can see the love put into her amazing products! Pixi Beauty has both Makeup and Skincare products and are 100% Cruelty Free.  

About Petra Strand

“Creator Petra Strand has 20+ years experience as a makeup artist & product developer.

Created over 20 years ago and launched in our flagship boutique in Soho, London, Pixi has a loyal worldwide following thanks to its pure, awakening & skin-loving products that create a naturally radiant “just had a good night’s sleep” look.

Passionate about skincare, Petra creates innovative formulations that are infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients. Petra has real-world experience as a busy working mother of four, therefore Pixi is truly about multitasking, flaw-fixing, youth-enhancing products for women on-the-go with no time to spare.

Pixi’s mission is the same now as it was on the first day the Pixi store opened: simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better.”

Flawless in a few fuss-free minutes – that’s what Pixi is all about!

Yes girl, Yes.

Here’s what I have been using below! Every Pixi product below I highly approve of. I love that these are high quality, yet still affordable. 

DetoxifEYE Dupuffing Eye Patches- 

“Instantly depuffing and reviving hydrogel eye patches. Under-eyes are revived, refreshed and rehydrated. Infused with cucumber and gold to help soothe, nourish and fortify.”

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The Pixi “DetoxifEYE” Eye patches feel SO good. Your under eye skin is so delicate and they feel instantly nourished with these cool patches! They stick on with a little gel grip and help soothe your under eyes and help with puffiness. Especially after a long day!  

The Details

•Hyaluronic acid and caffeine smooths and depuffs, aiding in reducing dark circles. 
•Hydrogel patches infuse the delicate eye area with hydration. 
•Contains 30 pairs

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The GLOW Glycolic Boost Sheet Mask

This mask instantly brightens and hydrates your skin. It’s really soothing to lay back and let this mask do it’s magic! *disclaimer – Let your hubby know you have it on on your face so you don’t scare him. Ha Ha.

The Details 

• Serum concentrate of glycolic acid brightens and herbal extracts help to improve and maintain skin health, promoting more luminous skin
• Box contains: 3 Individual Sheet Masks

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Glow Mud Mask

A purifying, glow-revealing clay mask to purify & balance skin. I love a good Clay Mask. It feels so refreshing and really helps purify your pores!

The Details

• Stimulate, clarify, and brighten skin with this revitalizing mask 
• The mineral-rich treatment absorbs oil, draws out impurities
• Fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion 
• Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance
• Glow Mud Mask is approximately a 4-6 week supply, this is dependent on usage (coin size amount)

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T-Zone Peel off Mask

T-Zone Peel-Off Mask with Avocado & Green Tea. This cool mask is great if you get oily in your T-zone! I don’t know about you, but I never had oily skin until after I had kids…Which is interesting. #hormones

The Details      

Detoxifying peel-off mask draws out impurities and lifts away oil to reveal immediate results. It contains a unique green super food blend that includes avocado, cucumber, aloe, green tea and bamboo extract to help firm & refine. Great for congested, dull and tired skin.                                                                                                                                                                   

Peel and Polish

This peel helps smooth with gentle exfoliation suitable for all skin types! P.s. I Love lactic acid! It has such good exfoliating properties.

The Details

• This radiance revealing enzyme peel resurfaces for smoother, softer skin, and a healthy looking glow
• Natural fruit enzymes loosen dead skins cells, lactic acid gently exfoliates, cellulose peels & sugar extracts polishes, lifting away dullness revealing brighter skin
• Professional salon peel treatment without leaving home
• Suited on all skin types
• Paraben free

You can find these awesome Pixi products at your local Target or on the Pixi Beauty Website! Let me know below if you love Pixi too!