Soap & Paper Factory Farmacie Moisturizing Hand Cream on Belle Belle Beauty

I’ve always been intrigued with Soap & Paper products – can the brand name be any cooler? It just sounds like it would look fabulous on my vanity. I have finally had a chance to try out a couple products and they do not disappoint. The vintage packaging and all-natural scents are a joy to use.

This all-natural hand cream has luscious shea butter and nourishing oils. I’ve been trying out Marigold Calendula which has cyclamen, peony and ylang-ylang. I love the cozy herbal feel with just a hint of fresh floral. The hand cream also comes in Lavender and Red Rose Saffron. I can’t wait to pick up Lavender to keep by my bed.

Available at Birchbox.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on August 26, 2015

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Some treats from around the web:

I can’t wait to try this AM shower trick tomorrow – sounds invigorating!

Mondays can be a little rough – these hair ideas will make it a little smoother.

This tunic has my name on it for fall.

And my end of month tradition a little early this August: some favorites from the past four weeks from my shopping adventures on the web:


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Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer

by Lindsay on August 25, 2015

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Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer on Belle Belle Beauty

This week is nuts! I think the moment school starts again, the whole world speeds up a little bit. So apologies for the quick post. Just wanted to share my favorite late-summer body lotion with you today. If you’re like me, you didn’t have a chance to get to a beach this summer. But Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer will (kinda) get you there. 

The formula is powered with coconut oil and aloe vera – something I always associate with childhood days in the sand. But you don’t get any of that greasy feeling like when using pure coconut oil. The lotion is super fast absorbing but still manages to pack a moisture punch. The scent is subtle enough that you don’t smell like Spring Break at work – but more like a breath of fresh, tropical air.

Available at Amazon.

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NARS Audacious Mascara

by Lindsay on August 20, 2015

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NARS Audacious Mascara on Belle Belle Beauty

Much like the Audacious Lipsticks, NARS’ Audacious Mascara has made quite an impression on me. I’ve been in a bit of a mascara rut lately, loving (but stuck on) this one. So when NARS launched their first mascara in a while, I was jumping to try it out.

Audacious is designed for definition and length in my opinion. The unique brush is designed with 200 molded (plastic) bristles. Some people feel strongly about traditional brushes, but I happen to love the plastic variety as I get fewer clumps. Each bristle has lengthening hooks. The tapered tip is perfect for inner and outer lashes.

The mascara is incredibly light-weight, making it long-wearing. I get every-so-slight fall out but not until after a twelve hour day. And this mascara could come with one warning – the bristles are so stiff and long I have poked my eye once or twice. But this is likely attributed to my poor morning hour coordination than anything else. Just take care (and your time) using Audacious Mascara.

Available now at NARScosmetics.com.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on August 19, 2015

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Last of the Summer Glow on Belle Belle Beauty

Well, I seem to have gotten a little off kilter on the posting schedule – so sorry about that! Like I mentioned yesterday, my old computer finally just slowed down too much. Now that I am geared up again, I will be back on the regular.

Today in Tulsa we aren’t expected to break 70 degrees – where did THAT cold front come from? While I welcome it and see the beginnings of fall. The chill will make me appreciate the last couple pool days in the weeks ahead.

This weekend I am celebrating a 70th birthday and getting loads of sleep. Oh and playing on my new computer toy.

Some finds from around the web:

I have my eyes on these Pot Rouges from Bobbi Brown!

Love Julia’s half-bun – might have to try this myself this weekend.

I am a huge candle fan, but this reed diffuser round up has me singing a different tune.

I do love my wine, although haven’t had much rosé this summer. This little history on its (a little annoying) rise in popularity can be found here.

Shopbop’s handbag sale ends today – find my picks and details here.

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Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30

by Lindsay on August 18, 2015

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Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 on Belle Belle Beauty

Sorry for the sporadic posting! My poor old seven year old MacBook just finally bit the dust – RIP. But I am happy to report that I am posting from my brand new, sleek MacBook Air. I love the portability. And the graphics are amazing. There are upsides to putting off an upgrade for long than usual. So pleased with the performance on this new guy!

But back to skin care – today I am happy to share with you guys a multi-tasker that will make your routine a breeze as the summer closes. The newest of the Super Multi-Corrective line at Keihl’s is a cream with SPF but also happens to be a great multi-tasker. Love that for rushed mornings. This isn’t just a moisturizer.

The formula works to correct skin with lifting, firming, sculpting and smoothing. I apply after my serum as a last step before makeup. The texture is relatively thick, but I like that it absorbs well. And I know I will need the added moisture as the temps cool.

Made in the USA. Available at Kiehls.com, and Nordstrom.

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