Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back to School Beauty Essentials

No, I cannot believe that it is nearing the end of August already and "Back To School" routines will become in effect within only a few weeks! According to this recent survey, back-to-school shopping is the second largest seasonal shopping period of the year. Last year, the season was expected to produce $75 billion and on average, each shopper spends about $630 on classic items such as clothes, shoes, school supplies and more. This year at least you can save a few dollars on the hottest cosmetics with deals and offers on, who reports you’ll find the best discounts during the last week of August.



CIRCA Color Balance BB Cream

Get flawless skin for class with this multifunctional beauty balm that helps hydrate, prime and camouflage for instantly brightened and even-toned skin. The lightweight, velvety and oil-free formula provides the line’s fullest coverage and features an optical pearl pigment for a naturally luminous glow. Four shades prevent shine without a chalky, matte finish.

Price: $14, Available at Walgreens

DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil

Treat and tame frizz for faster morning prep with DESSANGE Paris Oleo Miracle, an oil infused with nutrients from nature’s most precious oils. When hair is treated, it is easier to style, shortening morning routines and allowing you to get out the door faster. Bolstering delicious notes of orange, gardenia petals and sandalwood, the reparative collection works to help transform hair suffering from thermal, chemical and environmental damage for a visibly softer, healthier look. Offering intense nourishment, the formulas are infused with three key natural oils: Argan Oil, Camelia Oil and Pracaxi Oil, leaving hair smooth, bouncy and manageable. With just a few drops, this leave-in treatment nourishes dry, damaged hair without leaving a greasy residue.

Price: $11.99, Available at and Target stores nationwide

Laura Geller Spackle Mist

The brand’s first ever Spackle that primes, sets and refreshes makeup – in just one, easy step – anytime, anywhere. The enriched formula instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration, and just like the original Spackle it helps makeup last longer and stay color-true throughout the day.

Price: $32, Available at ULTA and

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Lip

Palettes and portable-beauty have become the new ‘must-have’ product on the market. The NEW Colour Riche La Palette Lip is perfect for throwing in your backpack for quick lip touch ups throughout the day. The palette also offers an array of multiple lip tones and finishes so you can change up your look with ease.

Price: $16.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide

Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

Stretch summer vacation out just a little longer with the delicious tropical fragrance of coconut water and vanilla milk in new Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner. Their moisturizing yet refreshingly lightweight formula blooms with wholesome care that quenches and softens dehydrated hair. Massage into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly. For extra care, indulge in their Hydrating mask treatment.

Price: $4.49 each, Available at mass retailers nationwide or

Kérastase Couture Styling L’incroyable Blowdry

L’incroyable Blowdry is a game changing concept in hair styling. This miracle, reshapeable heat lotion provides optimal shape and hold for any style without one bit of stiffness, as well as infinite options to reposition the hair when transitioning from one style to another.

Price: $40, Available at and salons nationwide

OPI Washington DC Collection

Get ready for the new school year with the OPI Washington DC Collection, OPI’s first collaboration with Creative Ambassador, Kerry Washington. The collection delivers a dramatic, sophisticated spin on classic fall hues with 12 permanent and 3 limited edition lacquers.

Price: $10 each, Available at

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Count down the days until it’s summer vacation again with a different shade of lipstick every day. Vice Lipstick is a 100-shade lineup of badass luxury disguised inside a sexy shotgun shell. This shade range has it all – bold brights, moody darks, trendy neutrals and a few “wild cards” too – in six different finishes, including Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Metallized, Sheer, Sheer Shimmer and the classic Cream. There’s enough variety to make your head spin, from never-before-seen shades to returning cult favorites to colors inspired by bestselling Eyeshadows and 24/7 Eye Pencils. For even longer wear, prime your favorite shade with the coordinating 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil; the line is relaunching to include 50 epic shades, with a match for every Vice Lipstick your heart desires.

Price: $17 each, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s,,, and


Clarisonic Mia 2 Lavender Kate Somerville Set (NEW)

Get perfect skin in time for the first day of class. Clarisonic introduces a collaboration set with famed aesthetician, Kate Somerville. Included is the popular Lavender Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush, powered by patented sonic technology and clinically proven to cleanse skin 6x better than hands alone. Gentle yet powerful, Clarisonic works with the skin’s natural elasticity to thoroughly cleanse the skin and beautifully transform its texture, reducing the appearance of pore size and creating a softer, smoother, more radiant-looking complexion. The collection also contains the below Kate Somerville products:

· Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Foaming Wash: This creamy, sulfate-free cleanser contains AHAs and Pineapple, Pumpkin, and Papaya Enzymes to help purify and cleanse skin without over-drying

· Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream: Enriched with soothing Goat’s Milk and Natural Milk Polypeptides to deliver deep hydration

· Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm: Revitalize tired eyes with this cooling eye balm

Price: $149 ($185 Value), Available at Sephora/

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser

Back to school and back to applying makeup every morning… but don’t forget to take it all off! This all-in-one cleanser is surprisingly powerful, yet gentle on skin. The multi-purpose cleanser contains Micellar technology, which acts like a magnet to capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing. It leaves skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying.

Price: $8.99, Available at mass retailers nationwide or

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Collection

Get your skin in tip top shape for going back to school. All three masks are perfect for multi-masking. Each L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask features a creamy texture for immediate transformation of skin and is suitable for all skin types. The three mineral clays absorb impurities and oils, and include:

· Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Mask

· Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Mask

· Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate-Refining Treatment Mask

Price: $12.99 each, Available at and drugstores nationwide

m-61 SuperSoothe E Cream

This is the perfect moisturizer for any teen looking to start a skincare regimen. Hydrating,soothing, and oil-free, it is designed for all skin types. Its formula is powered by vitamin E, seaweed, aloe and goldenberry and pomegranate, which together help to treat and prevent both acne and rosacea. Paraben, gluten and synthetic fragrance-free, dermatologist and allergy tested.

Price: $68, Available at Bluemercury stores nationwide and

Peter Thomas Roth Acne System

Keep your skin acne-free with the help of Peter Thomas Roth’s cult-favorite products. The system includes Acne Clearing Wash, Acne Spot And Area Treatment, Aha/Bha Acne Clearing Gel, Max Complexion Correction Pads, and Acne-Clear Invisible Dots.

Price: $35, Available at

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Achieve glowing skin for back-to-school. This new masque packs twice the cooling, calming and hydrating power of the original formula in a soothing new gel-masque formula. Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light masque contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and a new calming dipeptide to reduce the perception of heat sensitivity. Ideal for treating skin post-laser or post-sunburn, or for soothing reactivity after any other aggressors.

Price: $55, Available at, and dermatologists nationwide


FLOWER Sunshine Fragrance

Start school off on the right foot with a signature scent. Drew Barrymore introduces Sunshine to her FLOWER Beauty fragrance collection. The fresh, energetic scent is designed for the optimistic, hopeful and sunny girl – always dressed with a smile. With floral and citrus notes, the new fragrance features bright yellow packaging, reflective of sunshine-filled, happy days and is travel-friendly for spritzing on-the-go!

Price: $19.97 (30ml), Available at Walmart or

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Back-to-school typically means less time for snoozing. Make this most of your sleep with iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Mask. A luxurious satin-soft eye mask specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin's youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Price: $35, Available at

Plaque HD Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste – Retail Version

Introducing Plaque HD, a new and first-to-market toothpaste that contains a natural plaque-indicating dye that turns the plaque on your teeth teal… and only disappears once you’ve brushed it all off, targeting any areas of plaque that may have been missed during usual brushing. Do you remember when we were kids and popped the hot pink tablet that tasted like candy but turned your mouth fuchsia to show plaque? We now have the 2016 version of that – but this one contains natural teal-colored disclosing agents to color and identify clear plaque build-up on teeth, helping consumers brush better and smarter. Independent studies conducted in the orthodontic department at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry show that patients who used Plaque HD had four times as much plaque removal compared to patients who used a standard toothpaste on the market – leading to brighter, whiter and healthier teeth. These results were recently published in the prestigious Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science.

PLAQUE HD Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste helps:

Kids learn healthy brushing habits at a young age.

Teens in braces brush thoroughly and prevent the enamel damage and gum disease that’s frequently revealed when braces come off.

Athletes (Kids and Adults) who replenish their bodies with sport drinks for hydration and energy… and are unknowingly bathing their teeth in the sugars that fill them.

Price: $14.95, Available in Fresh Mint and Berry exclusively at

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Tender Romance

Start the school year off with the perfect new signature scent. Tender Romance evokes the feeling of falling in love for the first time. A delicate caress of pure white magnolia and silky soft cashmere, the scent is designed to conjure the warmth of an affectionate embrace, and capture the story of an intimate, unforgettable moment.

· TOP NOTES: Ginger, Pear Accord, Bergamot

· MID NOTES: White Magnolia Accord, Jasmine, Ginger Lily Accord

· BASE NOTES: Cashmere Woods Accord, Benzoin, Musk

Price: 100ml, 30ml, 10ml rollerball EDTs ($96, $54, $24), Available at

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