Shimmied Suncare and Melanoma Awareness Month on Belle Belle Beauty

We are almost to the end of Melanoma Awareness Month and I couldn’t let it slip by without a friendly reminder for sun safety. I have Melanoma in my family and strive to wear sunscreen all the time. I also go for yearly skin checks from my dermatologist. One of the brands I often turn to when pool weather comes around is Shiseido. Not only are they great for active coverage but everyday use and specialty protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends these Shiseido products.

Some of my favorites include:

Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

This water-friendly SPF becomes even more effective on the applied area when exposed to water for 15 minutes. It also helps a ton with dryness – my beef with hot summer weather. It is high, effective protection without feeling heavy.

Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF34 

How unique! I had never heard of an eye SPF, but I am in. This is part of my new, everyday summer routine. The rich formula protects and minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also fights dryness and adds a radiant finish – something I definitely wouldn’t mind around the pool or at the office.

Available at Sephora and Nordstrom.

 

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

by Lindsay on May 26, 2016

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale on Belle Belle Beauty

It is almost Memorial Day Weekend and there are loads of sales out there. But one of my favorites of the year is Nordstrom‘s Half-Yearly – such an easy way to shop online (and right now packed with deals). Thought I’d pop in tonight while I watch some basketball and share some of my picks. Happy Shopping!

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on May 25, 2016

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Striped Shirt on Belle Belle Beauty

Through May 31st, you can enter to win a luxurious getaway in NYC sponsored by L’Occitane. One lucky winner, chosen the first week of June will receive round trip airfare for two, a two-night stay the Gansevoort hotel and a $500 L’Occitane shopping spree. Enter here.

Vintage Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior now at Shopbop.

Going without makeup for a week.

Love these entertaining tips.

I am such a language nerd – currently on a Duolingo binge – so naturally, I enjoyed this article on how to identify any language.

I couldn’t resist bookmarking this article on how to not look old and tired.

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JĀSÖN Gentle Basics Collection

by Lindsay on May 23, 2016

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JĀSÖN Gentle Basics Collection on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m in the mode of looking for something simple for my face. As I treat my rosacea, I have found I prefer something ultra soothing in my skin care routine. While I have been using Cetaphil, I have actually enjoyed the equally price-friendly JASON collection even better.

The JĀSÖN Gentle Basics is formulated with a minimum number of essential ingredients. The hypoallergenic products are friendly for those with ultra-sensitive and dry skin. The inclusion of Borage Oil deposits essential Omega-3 acids to nourish.

No surprise that the cleansing towelettes are my favorite – perfect for travel and late, lazy nights. The whole range is free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates. Gluten free. Fragrance free.

  • Facial Cleanser ($11.99)
  • Day Lotion($16.99)
  • Cleansing Towelettes($6.99)
  • Night Cream($16.99)

Available at Wal-Mart.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on May 18, 2016

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blue and grey bedroom on belle belle beauty

We are upon the week of a full moon and man, can I feel it. I don’t know if it is just me, that I am a Cancer, or I am completely making it up in my mind. But my sleep is totally jacked and I am a little on edge. Fortunately, this Saturday involves seeing two friends I haven’t seen in a while. And other than that, just some major chill. It could be pre-summer pool weather and I wouldn’t be mad at some grilling out and a little sunshine. That’s what I am up to. And trolling the web – here are some of my finds:

New Yorkers: a great, organic beauty store just opened up! Check out some this round up of favorites from the store.

I am all over these leopard slides.

Loving this play on pinstripes for work.

This limited edition packaging on MAC lipstick is too good.

I disagree that New Yorkers “own” black, but I loved these insights on why all women love it.

This mist looks perfect for by the pool.

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bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo on Belle Belle Beauty

If you are like me, you’ve been refreshing your beauty cabinet in anticipation of warmer weather. Not that it is heating up anytime soon – 50 degrees today in Tulsa – brrrrr! But I know those summer days are on the horizon and bareMinerals has two goodies that will get you ready.

New to bareMinerals, the Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo  is just what I needed for a summery glow. The powders are baked with two different finishes either to use together or alone. The Matte was surprisingly lovely – I usually am drawn to the more glowy finish, but the Matte is lovely for absorbing oil and setting makeup while minimizing the appearance of pores. I knew Glow would not disappoint. I love the finish the rose gold pears leaves on skin. The pearl finish has a golden, sheer luminosity without looking wet.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream on Belle Belle Beauty

And a second launch: there are six new shades available in the award winning bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. Additions include: Birch (1.5), Wheat (4.5), Bamboo (5.5), Desert (6.5), Dune (7.5) and Terra (8.5). I absolutely adore this formula – my skin is left super hydrated and protected.

Available at bareMinerals.com, Sephora and Nordstrom

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