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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on May 17, 2017

in news

Icelandic Canyon on Belle Belle Beauty

My Iceland trip is officially behind me and it was everything I dreamt it would be. What a magical, peaceful, reserved, simple and stunning country. The landscapes, food, beauty products all were a special and unique treat. I encourage anyone who is interested in Iceland to go sooner rather than later. And I would highly recommend the “shoulder months” of May and October to schedule a visit. Traffic was light and the sights weren’t crammed with tourists (as I hear they are in the peak of summer). If you’d like to see more pics, check out my Instagram here. Here are some finds from around the web:

Cheating with just face wipes at night isn’t so bad after all!

The story of my favorite natural beauty guru.

Been living in these slides and love this swimsuit for summer.

A roundup of classic natural beauty products.

A simple skin care quiz from Sephora that shows you top picks for your own skin concerns.

A guide to retinoids.

Love this quiz: what tech giant would you drop first?

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Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum

by Lindsay on May 15, 2017

in bath and body

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum on Belle Belle Beauty

I am still faithful to my Le Labo ‘Santal 33’, but on a recent binge shop through Sephora I picked up a rollerball to keep in my purse. And I fell equally in love with Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum on the go for a change of pace. The fragrance is inspired by strength and elegance of bamboo. On me, the notes are feminine and clean but without being too floral – right up my alley. And perfect for freshening up mid-day.

Notes:

  • Italian Bergamot
  • Casablanca Lily
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Comoros Sandalwood

Right now, Sephora is offering a gift with purchase with Gucci Bamboo with code VELVETGUCCI.

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Dove Shower Foam

by Lindsay on April 25, 2017

in bath and body

Dove Shower Foam on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m like a kid in a candy store when I hit my local CVS. I seriously cannot walk out of there without at least one beauty impulse buy. It isn’t shocking that the newest from Dove caught my eye. Fortunately, I had some on the way from the brand, and have been trying Deep Moisture and Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla.

I am a huge fan of foam – shampoo, soap, face wash – I love it all. So a body was that was self-foaming was my cup of tea. For some reason, I feel cleaner when using a soap that has suds. So often though that can cause stripping skin and dryness. Not with Dove Shower Foam. This foam is nourishing and leaves skin soft. And the foam rinses quickly and easily.

The weightless formula delivers nourishing moisture with Dove’s unique technology. This mild cleansing leaves skin looking healthier. The Deep Moisture maximizes hydration while the Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla leaves a very subtle fragrance of vanilla, sandalwood and musk – some of my favorite scents. I can’t seem to pick a favorite, but rather am enjoying Deep Moisture in the AM and saving Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla for the days I shower in the evening.

Look for Dove Shower Foam at your local drugstore.

This post was not sponsored, but the products were provided to me. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on April 19, 2017

in news

Spring Style and Sephora VIB Picks on Belle Belle Beauty

Are you a Sephora VIB? If so, check your inbox because the Sephora VIB Sale (VIBs get 15% off with code VIBSPRING) starts today through April 24th. Some of the things I am putting on my list:

Reading up on some tips before my trip – 6 Skincare Secrets from Iceland.

And one more roundup of Icelandic beauty products.

Whole Foods beauty finds.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

by Lindsay on April 18, 2017

in eyes

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara on Belle Belle Beauty

I promise I am not prudish, but I hesitated for years to buy the fan-favorite Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara because of the name. It just sounds weird to me. But I finally pulled the trigger and wanted to share my thoughts on this cult-classic. But as a spin, I tried the waterproof version. As a matter of preference, I just gravitate towards waterproof formulas because I don’t want to think about fallout or streaking, especially during these allergy-prone months.

First, the shade – I love this rich, black pigment. The inky black coats my lashes making them full and defined. The high-performance and water-resistant polymers make this mascara absolutely waterproof, sweat-proof, and allergy-proof. I have zero fallout or streaking until I wash my face.

Now, the brush and it’s hourglass-shape. I am not a fan. For some reason, I get product accumulating on the tip of the brush and can have clumps if I don’t regularly clean the wand of product. Which I find just wasteful. The bristles aren’t as stiff as advertised and I wish there was a tapered end of the brush to reach those corner lashes that often desperately need pigment.

Overall, I get a pigmented and long-wearing, voluminous finish. And my lashes have appeared more conditioned since I started using this mascara. I find the brush less than desirable, but a great formula that makes it worth it. Available at Sephora.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on April 12, 2017

in news

Iceland on Belle Belle Beauty

I have an upcoming trip… and I am very excited. I am a voracious traveller but haven’t been out of the country in years. I am finally headed to see my dream destination, Iceland. I know it has been trendy lately, but I’ve wanted to visit this tiny, arctic nation since 2002 when a friend studied there and had an amazing experience. Will be sure to post loads of snaps on instagram, so make sure to follow me there if you’d like to see what we are up to. While I am daydream of adventures, I drummed up some links to share:

Love these lessons from living in a tiny tiny apartment.

Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup tips.

A great guide to the cult product, P50.

Self-care from around the world.

Hilarious (and realistic) makeup tutorial.

Tips for applying false eyelashes.

I’ve been subscribing to daily harvest for AM smoothies and love! I make them the night before and just grab and go when I leave for work. My favorites are Cocoa + Mint and Blueberry + Hemp.

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