Monday, September 1, 2014

FMM's Favorite Beauty Sprays!

FMM's Favorite Beauty Sprays!
I'm obsessed with facial mists! I just love how they balance my skin while keeping it refreshed, particularly on a hot summer day!  While I've tried many, there are a few that certainly stand out as favorites of mine!  I love that they're all unique in their own way and offer a variety of reasons to love them to pieces!

Tatcha's Dewey Skin Mist holds prime real estate in my nights stand! I love that with a few quick spritzes, this beauty boosts hydration with skin loving ingredients resulting in dewy, luminous skin anytime, anywhere!  It's a wonderful last step to my skincare routine that leaves my skin feeling and looking simply amazing!

I recently discovered Caudalie's Beauty Elixir 'Eau De Beaute' while on my trip in LA! Serein of Dress Yourself Happy actually introduced me to this beauty.  One spritz of this part serum mist part essential oils spray and your skin will feel alive and refreshed.  You'll immediately notice a cooling effect on your skin (kind of like the feel of peppermint) that is incredibly refreshing.  I'd say, it's like a cup of coffee for your skin... this baby will wake you right up!

Jane Iredale Hydration Spray is an ECOCERT certified product that plumps and hydrates your facial skin cells.  The 100% natural, 30% organic formula balances your skin's pH levels and oil production. This beauty is designed to calm and fee your skin while setting minerals.  The bottle is very travel friendly making it easy to take this beauty everywhere!  Major bonus, it smells so pretty!

Last year, on my trip to Portugal, i discovered a super inexpensive drugstore product that rocked my skin.  I purchased a bottle of Rose water for under one euro and loved the way it make my skin feel.  I used it after cleansing my skin by simply using a cotton ball drenched in this goodness to sort of balance everything out.  I quickly ran out, but thankfully i found Smart Bomb Cosmetics created 'Rose to the Ocassion' which is essentially a similar version of my beloved rose water in a spray form (even better if you ask me)!  This beauty is a great toning spray.  I love that you can use it after you cleanse your skin as well as after cosmetic application to refresh your skin.  It has wonderful anti-aging properties and smells like you're in a room full of roses!

These are my current favorites!  As you can see, they're all unique in a way and serve a variety of purposes.  I like to keep one in my makeup bag at all times because i find that a quick spritz of one of these beauties is the perfect 'pick me up' throughout the day.  I especially love to travel with one of these.  Seriously, the air on an airplane is so harsh on your skin and a beauty spray will quickly refresh and liven your skin right up!  So lets chat... do you have a favorite beauty elixir?  Tell me all about it! Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Don't forget to enter my Tarte Rainforest After Dark GIVEAWAY! Open internationally! Enter here.

*Some of these products are press samples and some i purchased myself.  I love them all equally which is why they're being featured in today's post!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Labor Day Deals!!!

Labor Day Deals!!!
There are so many great deals happening this weekend that my head is spinning!  I'm trying hard to control myself but I'm not gonna lie, I'm having a hard time!  I did a little browsing and these are just a few of the awesome deals i found so i thought I'd share them with you!  You can shop this post here!  Happy Shopping! xoxo, Carla - FMM



Friday, August 29, 2014

Sur.face Pro by Beautyblender


I've been obsessed with my beautyblender for quite a while now.  Seriously, nothing applies foundation so seamlessly as this powerful sponge! I use several beautyblenders every single day to apply my cc cream, concealer, bronzer and highlighter.  They come in several sizes to facilitate application. Most recently, beautyblender launched the mini which i just purchased and love!  It's wonderful for applying concealer!  Just when i thought this beauty simplified my life so much, i find out things are about to get even better!  Introducing the Sur.face Pro by beautyblender!  This is essentially a painter's palette for every makeup artist and enthusiast alike.  The back of my hand just did the happy dance! You can use the Pro to mix your cc creams, foundations, bronzers, concealers, highlighters... the options are endless really!  I find that in the summer, i need to mix a dab of bronzer to my cc cream and this palette is essential for mixing the perfect shade.  You see, this beauty is see-thru allowing you to mix and match against your skin!  Brilliant right?!  It really allows you to get in there and mix the perfect color for your most beautiful canvas... your face!  So go ahead, unleash the inner artist in you and play!








Don't forget to enter my Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette Giveaway!  Open Internationally! Enter here!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*Press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with this product (the beauty blenders shown in the pictures were purchased by me).

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back To school Style

Back To school StyleWell it's that time of year again!  Parents are doing the happy dance while kiddies weep at the thought of going back to school!  While it's sad bidding farewell to summer, Fall is an exceptionally exciting time too, particularly for fashion!  So i thought I'd put together some back to school items that you won't want to go without this Fall!

A backpack is an obvious necessity.  But really, this is not just a school thing!  In fact, i find myself reaching for one more and more!  I always take one on short trips, particularly as a mommy, it's nice to have my hands free to tend to my girls.  Oh and your backpack can be a simple no fuss situation or a statement piece like this navy blue Rebecca Minkoff! Here are some amazing backpacks to choose from! A stylish pair of sneakers will ensure you get that extra mile in without hurting your pretty little toes!  I'm obsessed with this yellow pair! Being on time is important so you'll want to wrap a super cute watch around your wrist.  This functional accessory will ensure you're always on time for class!  Oh and yes, I'm still obsessed with the mirrored aviators so i think they're still a must have fashion accessory.  Plus, they're kind of timeless!  I found so many cute outfit options here! Seriously, I'm loving so many things that I'm having a hard time limiting myself!  Grrrr Oh and we could all use a super cute 'brunch money' pouch no?

Love a good sale?  Check out the amazing selection here!  With prices like these, I'm seriously not going to hold back!  Well, if you're going back to school this Fall, i wish you a successful and super stylish year!
Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Glossybox!


You guys!  GLOSSYBOX is celebrating their third birthday and I'm taking a moment to celebrate this momentous occasion with a special eye look!  You see, August's GLOSSYBOX is equipped with two major beauties that i know you won't want to miss!  In this month's box, you'll get a gorgeous Kryolan for GLOSSYBOX highlighter.  That's not all... you'll also get an awesome eyeko Skinny Mini liquid liner pen!  These two combined can help take your eye look from blah to wow with a few swipes! Hang on, there's more!  If you sign up for this month's box, use code MAGIC and you'll get an eyeko mascara (the same one i used to create this look)!  GLOSSYBOX is probably one of my favorite beauty subscriptions to get because I'm never disappointed in what i get.  My box always contains a great mix of high end beauty products and the sizes are always so generous.  You can sign up for GLOSSYBOX here but be sure to use code MAGIC to ensure you get your gorgeous mascara!  Your lashes will thank you for it!  OK, so I'll leave you with a little inspiration on a look you can create using these beauties!  Enjoy!







BTW have you entered my GIVEAWAY to win a Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette?  There's still time.  Enter now

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*These three items were sent by Glossybox to create an eye look to feature here as part of their #eyesnightout campaign.  I can't wait to get my August box which i subscribe to and purchase myself.  

Spa Flops


I love beauty innovations!  So when i first heard of Spa Flops, i became instantly intrigued with these polka dotted beauties!  You see, they're not just cute but very functional! Just think... have you ever gotten a pedicure in the winter and dreaded the extra dry time? After all, you don't want to risk any smudges once you put your socks and shoes back on right?!  OR simply giving yourself a pedicure at home and wishing you could put a blankie over your legs because, let's face it, it's cold and the experience is no longer enjoyable?  Well, Spa Flops will keep your legs and tootsies nice and warm during the much dreaded cooler days ahead!  These flip flops with built-in socks are not only functional but look so cute on that you won't mind stepping out of the nail salon with these beauties on your feet. Brilliant right?!  I'm obsessed with my grey/purple polka dotted pair. So much so that i opted to match my toe polish to my Spa Flops!  Seriously, you'll want to be prepared with your very own pair of Spa Flops this coming fall!  They fit beautifully in your purse making them portable and super fun to wear!  You can purchase them here!


Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Briogeo Launches at Sephora

I've got some EXCITING NEWS!  Briogeo launched at Sephora making it super convenient to stock up on these amazing hair products!  Here's the scoop!


BRIOGEO HAIR CARE TO DEBUT AT SEPHORA
Green Beauty Indie Brand Unveils New Products as Part of Major Retailer’s Curly and Textured Hair Product Focus

New York, NY (June 2014) – Since hitting the market less than a year ago, Briogeo Hair Care, pronounced [bree-oh-jhee-oh], has been quickly gaining clout with beauty industry experts and conscious consumers alike. The brand, whose high-performance, plant-based formulas have captured the hearts (and heads) of many, is proud to announce its launch at Sephora stores and Sephora.com this September.
This fall, Briogeo will lend a helping hand to the curly girls. The texture-specific lineup will take the guesswork out of mixing and matching products by helping curly consumers formulate the perfect concoction of products to perfectly define, de-frizz and nurture their curls.
In conjunction with the Sephora launch, Briogeo is set to debut three exciting, new additions to the brand’s signature collection, including the line’s first set of finishing products:
·         Rosarco Oil (Sephora exclusive): A lightweight 100 percent natural and silicone-free hair oil blend comprised of rosehip oil, argan oil and coconut oil for superior shine, nourishment and hair resiliency, available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.

·         Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-WashA crème-based cleanser for textured and curly hair that effectively cleanses and moisturizes the hair without stripping it of its natural, protective oils.

·         Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-in CrèmeA finishing, leave-in conditioner for curly to wavy hair that protects from frizz all day, while enhancing the form, definition and hydration of curls.
The brand was inspired by a family tradition of making natural beauty products from scratch in the kitchen of the founder's home. “Beauty shouldn’t be compromised by harsh or harmful ingredients,” says Briogeo founder and CEO, Nancy Twine. “We’ve carefully formulated a gentle, plant-based array of hair care products that live up to their performance claims – providing the vibrant, beautiful and healthy hair you’ve been striving to achieve.”

All of Briogeo’s formulas contain performance-based, natural ingredients and are free of SLS, parabens, sulfates, phthalates and silicones.  Each formula is fortified with the finest blends of natural plant and fruit extracts, oils, antioxidants and hair healthy vitamins and packaged in Briogeo’s award-winning, eco-chic bottles, made with 25 percent post-recycled plastic.
The brand’s full range of products, including curl-specific, volumizing and repair products, will also be retailed on Sephora.com beginning August 2014.

MORE ABOUT BRIOGEO
Briogeo is a naturally based hair care collection that combines the best of science and nature to create high performing hair care formulas for a diverse array of hair texture types. All of Briogeo’s formulas are made in the United States and contain at least 95 percent natural and naturally derived ingredients. Briogeo retails at fine salons and boutiques nationwide including at NewBeauty at Fred Segal, The Cosmetic Market, Brownes Merchants & Trading Co. and online at BriogeoHair.com. For more information, please visit BriogeoHair.com. Visit us on Facebook.com/briogeo. Join the conversation on Twitter.com/briogeohair.

Give this brand a try and you will love what it will do for your hair! Promise! Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM
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