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A Vintage Beauty Tool for Doing Lashes – is it a Must-Have?

reflection of lashes in the lash pro mirror

Do you want a beauty tool that makes your routine better? I’m always on the lookout for beauty tools that makes my beauty routine easier. If it can help knock off 15 minutes off my time – even better! While I work from home, I don’t want to spend lots of time doing my skincare and makeup in the morning. I had the opportunity to test out interesting beauty tools and organizers from La Dama to see if they’ll make things better.

About La Dama

If you are a fan of supporting small businesses, check out La Dama, which was first established in 2011 by makeup artist and licensed Esthetician Illiana La Dama, a TNT Agency certified in professional techniques, corrective and dramatic makeup. Her goal is to help teens discover methods that uncover one’s true radiance.  Her beauty tool will have everyone talking!

La Dama Girl Lash Pro Mirror Beauty Tool

The lash pro mirror looks like a vintage beauty tool mixed with something the dentist would use. The La Dama Girl Lash Pro Mirror retails for $25 and is designed for the lash artist. What makes this an ideal product is its size because it allows you to see the complete lash to ensure there are no gaps. You can also check for uniform or texture depending on what your lashing style is.

La Dama Mirrored Side of the lash pro mirror
back of the La Dama lash pro mirror
using the lash pro mirror

La Dama LD Lash Pro Tweezer Stand

I’ve owned and lost multiple pairs of tweezers, and they are not cheap, which is why I want a product to keep them organized. The LD Lash Pro Tweezer Stand ($25) is the ideal organizer! If you don’t have your makeup storage all set up currently, this stand is worth getting. 

Tweezers in the lash pro tweezer stand

Lash Pro Mirror Review

I didn’t get to try this doing lashes since I recently found out that I am allergic to lash glue. However, this works great at doing my liner and mascara. While I wouldn’t do my brows using this, it’s a great tool for quick checkups. With that said, I can see this product being helpful when it comes to doing lashes. There may be a learning curve with the mirror, but it’s well worth it!

Overall Thoughts on These Beauty Tools

The vintage-style lash mirror is an excellent product for lash pros, and the tweezer stand is perfect for anyone looking for affordable ways to store their beauty tools. If you want to try something new, then I highly recommend them. But if I had to choose between the two, I’m enjoying the stand! It’s a product that I would purchase.

Let us know which of these two La Dama products you’d be interested in trying!

*Image credit: La Dama


Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Are you ready for the holidays? We’re proud to share our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

As a team, we worked hard to find the best gifts or gift ideas! We are very excited to share this year’s gift guide!  This post is a collaboration between a few of our writers! Looking back, I feel like the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve been waiting to make a few big purchases for my new home and we are only weeks from the big shopping days!

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Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products

Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products
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Plastic, it seems everywhere I look there it is. It’s in my kitchen, in my car, and especially in my bathroom. As useful as it may seem, it’s overwhelming bad for the planet. In fact, according to a 2018 National Geographic article, only 9% of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced is actually recycled. This means most of the products we use end up in landfills or the oceans. So, what can we do to reduce our carbon footprint and plastic usage? For starters, we can switch to more sustainable beauty products.

If you think about, most of the plastic we use can be found in the kitchen and the bathroom. According to Teen Vogue, in 2010 the beauty industry produced 65.62 billion plastic packaging units and 76.8 billion plastic packaging units in 2017. It’s hard to imagine that in less than a decade the beauty industry was responsible for increasing plastic packing by 10 billion units.  

Thankfully, more consumers and brands are becoming aware of this plastic problem and actually doing something about it. Whether it’s recyclable, reusable or compostable, many brands are starting to produce more sustainable beauty products. One such brand is Plaine Products, a personal care brand focused on producing non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable products.

Plaine Sustainable Beauty Products
Plaine Products Packaging

After seeing firsthand the damage plastic was doing to the environment, sisters Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine knew they had to do something. They spent a year researching, creating, and testing out their new line of safe and non-toxic products, as well as developing their sustainable packaging.

Currently, Plaine Products offers hair and body care and face care products, available in both full and travel size. Not only do these sustainable beauty products come in reusable bottles, but they also are feature vegan, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and biodegradable formulas.

Sustainable Beauty Products _ Body Wash and Lotion
How it Works

To start using Plaine Products, you first choose your scent and product type. Then, the brand will send your refillable bottles and pumps. When you start running low, you can order a refill or sign-up for their subscription service, so you never run out of your items. In fact, even their travel bottles are refillable and reusable.

When your bottles are empty, simply rinse them out and switch your pumps to the new bottles. Then, use the enclosed return label to send your empty bottles back to Plaine Products.

No more trips to the store to buy more plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion or face wash. No more ordering plastic bottles of bath and body products.

Plaine Products Face Wash

The brand was kind enough to send me their Rosemary, Mint & Vanilla body wash and lotion, as well as their face wash. I really like the fresh scent of the body wash and lotion. They don’t smell fake or full of chemicals. I also appreciate that their first ingredient is aloe vera, which is very soothing and hydrating. The face wash also has a nice citrus scent. It’s very light and refreshing, which is great for helping me wake up in the morning.  

Switching to more sustainable beauty products is getting easier and easier, especially thanks to brands like Plaine Products. Not only are they more conscientious of the packaging they use, but also of the formulations they create. We all want to look our best, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the planet we call home.

Are you ready to make the switch to more sustainable beauty products?

Exploring New Beauty Products with C’est Moi

We tried the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon set and excited to share what we think. Did you know this set can be found at Target!?

Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set - Front of Packaging
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When it comes to makeup, I always tell people to do what makes them happy. If you want to go neutral, do it. If you want to wear the boldest shadows, rock it out! Makeup lets us explore who we are and our creativity. However, many people don’t always have the money to expand their collection, especially if they’re unsure whether or not the bold colors will work out. This is where brands like C’est Moi come into play. 

C'EST MOI Fun Advertisement

About the Brand & What was Sent

This clean beauty brand offers a wide variety of products from skincare to color cosmetics. I’ve been called “basic” many times because I always go for the neutral shadows, so when I was given the opportunity to step outside my typical comfort zone, I couldn’t say no. The brand was kind enough to send their Visual Artist Makeup Crayon (set of 6) to try out, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these and try something different. The six shades in the set include:

  • Night: Black
  • Ruby: Red
  • Sapphire: Navy Blue
  • Leaf: Green
  • Daffodil: Bright Yellow
  • Dove: White

There are many benefits to using these products, which include:

  • Made for delicate skin types
  • NO – Talc, Fragrance, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Mineral oil, or Propylene Glycol
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Clinically tested on sensitive skin
  • Hypoallergenic
Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set - Front of Packaging
Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set - The Back of Packaging
Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set - Side View of Pencils

Visual Artist Makeup Crayon

The shadow pencils glide on nicely and fairly easy to work with. Everyone is different, but sometimes you have to work quickly with cream products to avoid any creasing. My eyelids crease like you wouldn’t believe, so I have to work quickly – other people may not. The colors are fun, bright, and can be used with any bold eye look you’re going for. At the price point $25 for the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon set of 6, it’s worth stepping outside your normal looks to try something new.

The white makes a great base to help eye shadows pop more, and the black works as a liner, as long as you set it with a black shadow. If you’re really good and working with cream products and shadows, the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon can also be used to darken up your look a little bit.

Overall Thoughts

While $25 can be a little bit more than what some people may want to spend, but you are getting six shadow sticks in the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon set to work with. That’s less than $5 a pencil. I’m enjoying these shadow pencils, and it works out great that they’re a clean brand since I’m moving to only use clean and cruelty-free brands

Simple Cleaning For Home And Beauty + Tutorial

One of the perks of being single, is being the head of household. While I miss having someone to share my life with, I love being the sole decision maker. I have switched our home cleaning and beauty products over to natural and eco-friendly! I am so excited to share more simple cleaning for home and beauty solutions with you! 

Simple Cleaning For Home And Beauty
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Let’s start with the Kirk’s Soap brand, back when I was making my own laundry soap, I used Kirk’s Castile Soap Bar. I love that Kirk’s is easy to find at the grocery store too! 

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Fall In Love With These Back To School Beauty Products

My youngest is a SOPHOMORE now!  She is all about the beauty products, matching accessories, and looking cute. I remember those days! She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, but she takes care of her skin and hair daily.

Fall In Love With These Back To School Beauty Products!
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Way too much time if you ask this mom but she is a teen now I understand there is a process. In the morning she takes about an hour in the bathroom getting ready, and at night she has a routine too.  She is picky about her beauty products also. 

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Give Your K-Beauty a Super Fruit Upgrade

Give Your K-Beauty a Super Fruit Upgrade
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Every now and again a surprise package shows up at my door. It makes me feel like a kid on their birthday. You can imagine my excitement when FaceTory unexpectedly sent me their Lux Plus box to review. Because I had so much fun with their March 7 Lux Box, I couldn’t wait to try out some new Super Fruit infused K-Beauty products.

Get Your Super Fruit Glow On
K-Beauty Super Fruit_Facetory Lux Plus Box

When I opened my Lux Plus Box, I was intrigued by array of products. We have a full size cleanser, serum, and konjac sponge, as well as three sheet masks, and a mini hand cream set. All of which feature super fruit botanicals as part of their ingredient lists.

In addition to the products, the box also comes with a handout guide that provides details about each item. I especially like the key ingredient and direction sections.  It is a nice, helpful bonus.

The Lotus Jeju Botanical pH Balancing Cleanser
Super Fruit The Lotus Cleanser

One of the first products I gravitated towards was The Lotus Cleanser. I’m a sucker for beautifully designed packaging like the one featured on the cleanser box. I was also intrigued by the key ingredients of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract and Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract. I had a sneaking suspicion I was going to love this cleanser thanks to my previous use of aloe vera based products. They are so hydrating and nonirritating on my sensitive, dry skin.

My instincts were correct. This gel to foam cleanser leaves my skin balanced and free of impurities without feeling stripped of moisture. It’s so gentle and works exceptionally well with the konjac sponge.

Dr. Lola Jeju Nature Cleansing Tool
K-Beauty_ Dr Lola Konjac Sponge

Like the aloe based cleanser, I’ve also used a Konjac Sponge before. It’s such a unique tool. Made from the konjac root, the sponge naturally cleanses and exfoliates your skin. While it’s ideal for acne prone skin, it can be used on all skin types because it very mildly exfoliates and removes dirt and oil.

K-Beauty Super Fruit_ Cleanser and Konjac Sponge Use

I use it once or twice a week to help give my skin an extra boost of dead skin removal and cleansing. You can use the sponge alone or add a cleanser to it. I like to pair it with The Lotus Cleanser for a nice super fruit treatment. Once I’m done, I rinse out the sponge and place it in a konjac container I have from Julep. This helps keep it protected and from drying out.

Puregen Multi Collagen Power Lifting Serum
Super Fruit Puregen Serum

Next up in the land of super fruit, we have the Puregen serum. I don’t know how I lived without serums before incorporating them into my skincare routine. They really do make a huge difference, and this serum is no exception. It’s both lightweight and very nourishing.

Puregen Super Fruit Serum Use

With key ingredients like Hydrolyzed Collagen and Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, my skin gets a boost of hydration, as well as anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. My skin absolutely loves this serum, and I love how soft and nourished it feels all day and all night.

Super Fruit Sheet Masks
Super Fruit Infused Facial Masks

As I mentioned above, in addition to full size skincare products, the Lux Plus box also comes with 3 sheet masks. This time I received the Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask 2x Raspberry Lentil, Huangjisoo Centella Repairing Mask, and the FaceTory Let’s Talk Vitality Mask. I enjoyed treating my skin to all three.

First up, I used the Centella Mask, which features Centella Asiatica and Tremella Fuciformis Extract. These ingredients help heal and protect, while also brightening and evening out skin tone. The mask does have a strong floral, fruit scent, but it’s not so overpowering that it makes hard to wear for the suggested 15-20 minutes. It fit my face well and left my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and very soft.

Next, I used The FaceTory Let’s Talk Vitality Mask.  This mask features Punica Granaturn Fruit Extract and Shea Butter. These ingredients help soften the skin, while also delivering anti-oxidant rich properties that help reduce the signs of aging.

K-Beauty Facetory Mask Wear

Of the three masks I tried, this one was my favorite. I like the thick consistency of the mask, which helped it adhere well to my face. It was also very cooling and left my skin feeling soft and hydrated and looking plump.

Finally, we have the Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask. This unique mask features a nourishing Raspberry and Lentil filled essence, which helps your skin fight off free radicals. The essence also works to brighten and tighten skin, while increasing hydration.

Though it does take a little more effort to mix the essence with the mask, it’s also kind of fun. I did have some issues getting the mask to align and adhere to my face. While the mask was soothing, it did feel a  little intense on my skin. However, I did love seeing how glowy my face looked after I took the mask off.  

Duft & Doft Mini Hand Creams Set
K-Beauty Mini Hand Creams

Finally we have the super fruit packed mini hand cream set. As someone who can’t be without hand cream, most of the time, I am happy to have these in my collection. I keep one in my purse and another in my car.

The set includes four hand creams in four different scents. There is a nice range of fruity, floral, and musky, which I like. What I appreciate most is the texture. Formulated with shea butter and collagen, all of the hand creams are super hydrating without being greasy. I especially appreciate this when I’m in the car. I know I can apply my hand cream and not have to worry about my hands sliming up the steering wheel.

And bonus, they also help to reduce the signs of aging. I really like this because your hands are one of the first parts of your body to show age.

I’m so glad FaceTory sent me their Lux Plus box to try. It’s an affordable way to try unique K-Beauty products. I’m really loving the Super Fruit theme of this box and the results I’ve experienced with all the products.

Have you tried FaceTory before? Which Super Fruit product would you like to try?

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DIY Beauty Products with Household Food Items

DIY Beauty
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I enjoy a good spa day and treating myself with DIY beauty products. I am known for frequenting the nail salon and taking long, hot bubble baths. What I don’t love are high prices and harmful chemicals.

Carrington Farms has products that are safe for consumption and DIY Beauty Products! From Chia seeds to Coconut Oil and everything in-between, they have exactly what you need for an at home spa day.

I went to their website and used their recommended recipes for a face mask and bath bomb. Both were perfect and easy to follow. I highly recommend you give it a try!

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We Switched To Natural Hair And Beauty Essentials

I like to switch up my haircare products between natural and the name or store brands you may find at any retailer.  I recently switched my son over to a natural deodorant and he’s already using a natural shampoo bar and body bar. It was only fitting to switch to a natural shampoo bar for myself. We switched to natural hair and beauty essentials and we’re excited to share what we found!

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I am always looking to simplify my life whether by organic clothing, food/cooking, beauty, fitness, health, and wellness. When I use natural shampoo and conditioner, I always like to keep a brand name to use at least once a week. Natural hair care tends to leave my hair feeling heavy and look greasy!

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Update Your Beauty Routine To Boost Your Confidence

Like any busy woman, you’ve probably “tried and tested” beauty routines that work for you. You have your preferences set. Why change? You stick to your routine so you can get on with your day, on time, and feeling your best. However, with the beauty industry and world constantly evolving, there are always new ways to give yourself a confidence boost, gain inspiration, and ensure that you can walk out the door with a spring in your step. The best thing is, you can change or update as much, or as little, as you like. Finding joy and creativity in your pampering, beauty, and self-care processes, will always bring goodness and have a positive impact on your life, and you’ll be smiling more often. Even if you try something out that’s not for you; you’ll be helping to discover what’s a great fit.

Update Your Beauty Routine To Boost Your Confidence

Are you looking to update your beauty routine to boost your confidence?

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