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Target Beauty... New Launches for Spring!

Monday, February 12, 2018

A couple of weeks ago,  i attended a Target Beauty Event in NYC featuring a ton of new launches!  I previewed everything from hair care to makeup!  I'm beyond excited to share with you some of the products that truly stood out to me.

Good Chemistry is a new fragrance brand that nails the packaging game and promises to indulge even the most selective of noses with their gorgeous array of natural scents.  Their fragrances are formulated with essential oils and steers clear of any harmful chemicals.  I sampled a few and fell madly in love with Queen Bee because it essentially smells like Beyonce!  OK so obviously i don't know what Beyonce smells like because i never met her BUT i truly believe that she smells as sweet and feminine as this gorgeous fragrance.

Another brand that instantly caught my eye was Kristen Ess... a hair brand packaged in the most sleek, blush toned bottles you'll ever see. I initially noticed the Temporary Rose Gold Tint and had to have it.  If you follow me on instagram and have watched my insta-stories then you are well aware that i'm currently sporting rose gold hair and LOVING IT! This product is so innovative.  It works so quickly and easily and there's very little commitment.   Tip:  After washing, towel dry your hair and spray this beauty through your strands (this will only work on blonde or highlighted hair).  Leave in for about two minutes and then rinse.  Follow with your favorite conditioner and enjoy your rose gold strands!  It's been so fun using this product!  I've already gone through an entire bottle.  I love that there's very little commitment as it washes out in one or two shampoos.  I'm definitely trying more from the line!

As you all know, Pixi is very near and dear to my heart!  Naturally, i'm always excited to see what's next for this amazing brand!  Before heading to this event, Pixi hinted at something major so i was thrilled to learn the big secret.  They're launching a collab with Dulce Candy, Chloe Morello and Weylie.  I got to preview the palettes and they're so pretty!  Dulce is releasing a lip palette and eye shadow palette, Weylie's palette is very much my jam featuring gorgeous earth tone shadows and a liner.  Chloe's palette is all about creating gorgeous glowy lips.  She's also launching a sparkly lippie! Aside from the collabs, i saw some major beauties in the line up.  First, y'all know i LOVE Glow Tonic and just when you think things couldn't get any better (i mean, how does one mess with perfection?!), they release Rose Tonic!!!  Oh Em Gee this tonic is HEAVEN.  In fact, i just applied some on my face and i can still smell the lingering rose scent that's not overpowering in any way... but oh so delightful in every way possible! I also LOVED the two highlighter duos that are so incredibly pigmented and buttery.  The last thing to catch my eye was the Jasmine Oil Blend... it smells divine!!!!  Leaves my skin looking and feeling radiant!  Way to go Pixi!!

Sonia Kashuk is foregoing the production of her makeup line to focus solely on creating gorgeous brushes, brush products and beauty bags.  I think this is a fantastic idea.  In fact, i got to play with some of the new brushes and i think the quality is even better than the previous collections.  They're bringing the look back to a classic black and gold but eventually will introduce some limited edition sets that we love oh so much.  I'm also LOVING the makeup/travel bags show above.  The backpack is SO DANG CUTE!  As soon as i see it at my local Target, i am picking it up because it's so darling!

So many products to talk about.  If you love Bliss products, Target will have a line of exclusive Bliss products (so psyched about this), elf has a new Beauty Shield mask that is already in my virtual shopping cart.  Basically you apply it on your face and remove it with a wand that removes the mask with a magnet (the wand doesn't need to touch your face).... amazing! Many of these products launched this week so now's the time to shop Target because there are so many amazing finds to choose from!

This event was so informative and fun because i finally got to see my friend Niki of Hello Miss Niki (hadn't seen her in over a year and i adore her)!  We got to make flower crowns, take silly selfies and chat beauty all night long... my kind of event!

Hope you enjoyed this round up of upcoming Target Beauty launches!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


First Aid Beauty Super-Size Ultra Repair Cream Set

Sunday, February 11, 2018

I wanted to quickly share an AMAZING deal currently happening at QVC with one of my favorite (use anywhere, anytime) creams!  First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is an intense, all-purpose cream that is wonderful for hydrating thirsty skin.  I keep a tub in my bathroom to ensure i never forget to apply immediately after showering.  I also keep a tub in my night-stand that i use to apply on my hands, face, elbows etc.  It's intense but absorbs quickly which is nice.  It's also a great product for relieving minor irritation and itching due to eczema.  QVC is currently offering an amazing deal on these and i wanted to share them with you because i've had so many of your reach out on instagram when i last posted about these (clearly you love them just as much as i do).  You can get these huge 14 oz tubs in a set of two.  The great thing is you can choose your scent!  So basically you can select two of the Original/Unscented OR one Original and your choice of scents such as Vanilla, Grapefruit, Rosemary Mint (obsessed), Honeysuckle (also obsessed), Mango, Cucumber Melon and Coconut Lime.  I mean, so many amazing choices to pick from!  You can keep one and gift the other or do as i do... keep one in the bathroom and another in a place that's easily accessible to you when you most need it.  These two 14 oz tubs are now available for only $43.86!!!  That's kind of insane considering the size and quality of this cream.  It will honestly last you a lifetime!  You can shop it here!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM
*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with this product.

Intergalactic GLOW!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Laura Geller has been slaying the GLOW game for quite some time now (i'm looking at you Baked Gelato Swirl).  Somehow, she has managed to take things to the next level with the new Out of This World Collection featuring molten-metallic shadows, reflective stardust particle illuminators and revolutionary crushed pearl glosses that are star-worthy paired together or used alone.

The Celestial Bliss High Def Eye Shadow Palette is quite the beauty!  Don't let its small size fool you... i have reached for this palette countless times over the past couple of weeks.  I love to use Moonlight along my brow bone and Stardust on the inner corner of my eyes.  Drops of Jupiter is perfection on the lids while Galactic Glitz defines my lash line using a thin angled brush with a spritz of setting spray!  I simply cannot get enough of this beauty!

If you're as obsessed with highlighter as i am, you'll fall madly in love with these sweet little duos!  The High Def Glow Illuminator Duos are the perfect way to keep your canvas glowing!  These gorgeous palettes were inspired by the future and it's obvious that a few swipes can get you noticed from the farthest galaxy.  The color combos are absolutely glorious and work on all skin tones. Choose Bed of Roses or Heart of Gold (or both) because i can't imagine having to decide!

While i adore this collection, it is the Color Luster Lip Gloss High-Def Top Coats that have stolen my heart completely (and yours according to my instagram... also wearing it here and here)!  These beauties are absolutely divine!  They pack on the sparkle, shine and look stunning over your favorite lippie or alone.  What i love most (besides the sparkle of course) is that they wear very comfortably and are not sticky at all.  Rose Tourmaline has been on a regular on my lips!  I've had so many of your ask anytime i wear it on insta-stories and it's understandably one of those shades you simply must have in your collection.

Overall, this collection is beautiful.  The shades are rich in opacity and pigment, wear comfortably and are long lasting.  All in keeping with Laura Geller's consistency in continuously creating quality products. Cheers to an amazing collection! Oh and guess what?!  The Laura Geller Team has generously extended a 10% off discount for this collection  using code fashionmavenmommyOOTW at checkout.  This code is good until February 28th!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM
*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products.