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1. Sky Organics || Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set $40 (on sale now for $26)This gift box contains 6 super-sized bath bombs which were handcrafted in the USA. They contain organic essential oils and organic coconut oil. And guys… they smell AMAZING!! These bath bombs will leave your skin hydrated and moisturized as well as leave you feeling super relaxed.

2. Essie Polish || Bikini So Teeny $9 – My love for Essie polishes is never ending. This color right here though… it has become my all time favorite. It’s a beautiful shade of blue with a hint of shimmer and while it’s perfect for Spring + Summer… I plan to use it year round.

3. Soap & Glory || Heel Genius $10 – I think I have been living under a rock because can you believe this is the first Soap & glory product I purchased? A fellow beauty lover recommended it to me and I ran out to get it. You basically slather it on at night, put some socks on and when you wake up – your feet are transformed. This is a total game changer for me. Since having my son, my skin – especially my feet, have been super dry. I thought their was no hope for the dry skin on them except pedis on pedis but thanks to this product my feet are sandal ready!

4. Fresh || Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand $24 – If you have been following me for some time now then my love for Fresh beauty products is clear but this wand has become my new favorite! It gently buffs and nourishes the lips to smooth, soften, and bring out their natural color for an instant baby-soft glow. I love that I don’t have to wipe it off after buffing my lips and it keeps them soft with a hint of gloss.

5. Dermalogica || Hydrablur Primer $47 – OK. This primer has become my go to. It’s super light weight and goes on very silky. It also mattifies to keep you shine free and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. My absolute favorite part of this primer is that is blurs my pores unlike any other primer I have tried and this alone has left me obsessed. If you have enlarged pores – pick this up! You will not be disappointed.

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This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.
maybelline-new-york-logo-faMaybelline is one of the drug store brands that packs a big punch with the items they release. They provide genuinely good quality makeup products but at a much more affordable price point.

My current Maybelline obsession is with their new Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners.

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They come in 14 incredible shades. What I love most is that you can actually coordinate your lip look with the matching Color Sensational lipsticks or you can go bold and create definition by lining your lips in a darker shade. 5

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The formula is excellent and not only is pigmented but goes on super creamy and is long lasting. They are perfect to use to prevent feathering and bleeding so that your lipstick stays in place. The tip of the liner is very thin, which I love, and it includes a built in sharpener on the bottom of the liner that is perfect for when you need to freshen up the tip.

Here is a look at a few of my favorite nude shades:

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1. Magnetic Mauve, 2. Nude Whisper, 3. Purely Nude, 4. Dusty Rose & 5. Totally Toffee

These will go perfectly with any of the nude lippies you already have at home or you can pair them perfectly with a matching Color Sensational Lipstick. While I love all of the shades, this is my favorite lip liner/lipstick combo.

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This is by far the BEST red combo I have own. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in Brick Red and Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Rich Ruby.

At only $7.99 a piece, the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liners are a must for any beauty lover. They are at least half the price of more expensive brands but to me, the quality is far superior.

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  1. Sky Organics || Castor Oil $19 – Castor Oil has so many uses and this one has hands down become my favorite! It is known to grow thick and shiny hair, lush eyelashes, prevent hair loss and repair split ends. It helps balance your skin as well as help to fade scars and will also repair dry and sun-burned skin. I was only introduced to the Sky Organics brand a few months ago, but I am so impressed with the quality of their products.
  2. Urban Decay || Quick Fix Prep Spray $31 – I am obsessed with this product! This hydrating + soothing prep priming spray is suppose to visibly reduce the appearance of pores, brighten and smoothe skin, and replace lost moisture. I use this before applying my makeup and I feel like it wakes me up but also keeps my skin hydrated. I love the scent and it’s super lightweight.
  3. PUR Cosmetics || Velvet Matte Lipstick (Obsessed) + Chrome Glaze Lip Goss (DIY) $18 – This color combo has been on repeat for the last month. PUR makes one of the best matte lippies I’ve tried. It glides on like butter and doesn’t dry the lips out like so many others do. Their lipgloss has great pigmentation and the perfect shine.
  4. Fresh || Sugar Lip Polish $24 – Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions, leaving lips incredibly soft and smooth. I massage it onto my lips a few times a week and not only does it smell nice but it does a great job of keep my lips moist during the colder months.
  5. Narciso Rodriguez || Narciso Poudree perfume $97 -This has been my go to perfume for the last month. It’s a blend of sensual woods, Bulgarian rose and white jasmine surround a heart of musk. It’s a very sexy scent and it’s long lasting.
  6. Shea Moisture || Extra Dry Skin Body Lotion $12 – My skin the last few months has been insanely dry. This body lotion has really helped me keep moisturized. It also has a very light and fresh scent to it.

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Did you guys know that Whole Foods launched a Beauty Bag on Friday?! It’s filled with a ton of all natural beauty products and is only $19. (total retail value of $90) The products come in a super cute organic cotton bag that I will get absolutely getting a lot of use out of.

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Andalou Natural Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk | 1.7 oz

The gentle formula removes makeup while fruit stem cells and probiotics work toward brightening the complexion’s appearance.

Weleda Soothing Facial Lotion | .23 oz

Restore moisture balance after cleansing with a lightweight, sweet almond oil-based lotion.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive | .26 oz

Organic green apple juice provides alpha-hydroxy acids to exfoliate and even skin tone and texture while vitamin E and organic aloe provide nourishment and hydration.

Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner | 1 oz

A balancing and hydrating formula to support skin’s natural processes and leave skin looking toned and radiant.

Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Facial Mask | 1.7 oz

Moroccan red clay and argan stem cells combine to draw out impurities, hydrate and tone for a glowing complexion.

evanhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm | .5 oz

Smooth and protect delicate skin around the eyes with organic cocoa butter and organic sunflower, avocado, rosehip and coconut oils.

Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Oil | .17 oz

A potent and moisturizing blend of plant oils and antioxidants nourish, recharge and revitalize skin.

Whole Foods Market Dry Skin Hand Cream Peony, Mint & Blackberry | 1 oz

Nourishing, super-moisturizing hand cream featuring argan oil and made with 20% shea butter to soothe dry, cracked hands.

Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara Jet | .57 oz

Gentle mineral-color formula applies easily and defines each lash without clumps, flakes or smudges.

DERMA E Hydrating Night Cream | .5 oz

Deeply penetrating, rich and ultra-hydrating moisture with antioxidants, vitamins C and E, plus hyaluronic acid to improve skin’s appearance.

Pacifica Devocean Lipstick Tenderness | .07 ozPiece & Co. Organic Cotton Bag

Creamy, hydrating formula for moisturized lips in Tenderness, a semi-matte, highly pigmented rosy taupe.

Piece & Co. Organic Cotton Bag

Piece & Co. empowers skilled artisans to create traditional textiles of exceptional quality and beauty — providing employment for thousands of women and positively impacting communities and children worldwide, piece by piece. This beauty bag was handcrafted by talented artisans in India using organic cotton and traditional techniques of dabu indigo mud-printing, power loom weaving and hand-tasseling.

Bags are only available while supplies last. Make sure to call ahead to your local store to confirm that they have the bags.

Whiter teeth….. I mean, everyone wants that right?
I know I did. My smile is far from perfect and I’m okay with that but I wasn’t ok with my coffee stained teeth. The yellowing and dulling of teeth is an issue that many people face and are unhappy with, but never seem to actually take the right steps to correct it. That is why I was so excited when I got the chance to partner with Smile Brilliant.

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Smile Brilliant is an at home teeth whitening kit. Once you place your order, your kit is shipped within 24 hours. In the kit you will recieve everything you need to make your impressions. To be honest – I was nervous about this part… but it was easy breezy! You create your dental impressions, complete a consent card and send them back to the company. The dental lab then creates your custom-fitted whitening trays! The tray creation process ONLY takes 3-6 business days to complete and then they are mailed back to you.

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When my custom-fitted trays arrived I was anxious to get the whole process started. As you can see above, the kit comes with your teeth whitening gel and I also got the desensitizing gel since I have sensitive teeth. They say you can wear the trays anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours, it all depends on how comfortable the process is for you. I snapped a picture on Day 1 before using the trays and then again at Day 10 – just so you can see what results I experienced in less than 2 weeks of use. I used the trays every night, for 10 nights, for 1 hour each time. I felt no sensitivity to my gums what so ever which was a plus.

Here’s a look at my Before / After:

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What do you guys think?? I am so happy with the results and have continued to use the trays and am almost at the shade I would like to achieve. I have had people notice also which feels so great.

Backed by decades of research and built by hygienists & dental professionals – Smile Brilliant is definitely the way to go when it comes to at home teeth whitening! Make sure to check out their site where kits start at only $129 – you would easily spend over $600 for this treatment at the dentist.

Thanks to Smile Brilliant, one of my readers will win their very own kit!!!

smilebrilliant-system-largeTo enter, just click HERE! Good Luck 🙂

If you’re interested in just purchasing a kit directly from their site, enter code: pearlsandparis5 at checkout for a small discount.


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