I’m so exciting to be teaming up with my friends over at Old Navy to show you guys some of their awesome summer trends. I have been shopping at Old Navy since I was eight years old and always remembering feeling so cool and fresh when I got to splurge during back to school season at Old Navy! Now as a pretend grown up I look to them for classic staples and tailored twists on current trends. For Old Navy‘s June collection Ivory Coast the designers took the traditional cool black-and-white story and gave it an updated twist. Drawing from global influences and hand crafted African designs, this monochromatic collection weaves in soft, natural textures and angular geometric prints! I wanted to keep the look clean and tailored while still being comfortable, lightweight and polished. Pairing the artisan inspired minimal stripe back to a classic white jean helps keep the Ivory Coast trend cohesive, while the belt pulls it in for a tailored finish. Notice the styling details that elevate the look from dressed to styled. The clean front tuck is refined while the cuffed bottom is casual and effortless. The juxtaposition in the styling creates the polished, effortless chic look were after.Check out more of my favorite pieces from the Ivory Coast collection.
With Fathers Day right around the corner its time to start thinking about functional gifts for Dad. As a lover of skincare and grooming I’m always looking for brands that are seeking innovation for consumers and Morgans is doing just that. Morgans is a membership program that offers their vegan, cruelty free and sustainable toiletry products at production costs for $12 a month fee. For your body, for your planet and for your wallet. Today i’m going to be walking you through a few of my favorite products from the range and a few reasons why I love them. The first Morgans product that I’m loving is their Shaving Cream and Razor. The shaving cream is thick and creamy and is infused with natural fresh peppermint fragrance for a slight cooling effect and easily guides your razor for a clean, smooth shave. The refillable razor has a beautiful wood composite handle that looks and feels very high end.Morgans shampoo is a mild cleanser for the scalp and hair that features a blend of essential oils including Orange, Geranium, Cinnamon, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Celery Seed, Grapefruit, and Vetiver. You can always count on Morgans to be free of laurel sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance and cruelty free. The Morgans conditioner replenishes the hair with natural oils leaving it smooth and manageable. This combo is super simple to use and fits great in any shower caddy.
Being a man in the Texas heat I go through a lot of deodorant and I mean A LOT and they need to be strong. I was a bit hesitant however I was pleasantly surprised with the staying power of the Morgans Deodorant. I also couldn’t help but notice the component of this product product is very similar to those of high end deodorants by some of our favorite designer fragrance brands.One of the big differences with Morgans Toothpaste is that there is now SLS (a harsh and unnecessary foaming agent used in most toothpastes that actually contributes to canker sores) and floride free. As you can see the biodegradable toothbrushes have soft bristles and handles made from sustainable bamboo.If your looking for a lightweight and clean moisturizer this one is a great fit. Ideal for the face and body, Morgans Moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and never oily or slick. This product is fragrance-free however has great scent due to its fusion of essential oils.
Disclosure: While these products were sent for review opinions and product selection is our own.
The Indie Beauty Expo is a three-day event showcasing the world’s leading independent beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands to Buyers, Press and Consumers. I was so excited to be invited as a guest speaker for the first Indie Beauty Expo Dallas. IBE selected Dallas, and more broadly Texas, for their strong economy, massive established consumer retail market and rapidly-growing concentration of indie brands and IBE did not disappoint. Today I’ll be showing you a few of my favorite products I found at IBE Dallas 2017 as well as a giveaway with my friends over at Raw Spirit Fragrance! Some of these products were given to me as gifts however the selection of products and opinions are strictly my own. (Click on any photo or link to shop and read more review on the products)
First product up I fell in love with is the Soothing exfoliating cream from Dallas’ own Camille Coton. This creamy exfoliate is nothing like a traditional exfoliant which is why it stands out among the rest. Plant extracts and vitamin rich almond oil help keep the skin rejuvenated and fresh keeping away dead skin cells making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. You won’t find any abrasive ingredients or microbeads here so no redness or irritated skin left behind. Use 2-3 times a week to improve skin texture and luminosity, I guarantee your skin will feel soft and smooth after each use.
- Perfect for those with sensitive skin
- Anti-inflammatory Chamomile, Rosemary & Lavender extracts.
- Vitamin-rich almond oil that is hydrating and doesn’t clog pores.
This purifying cleanser by Conffianz gently removes makeup, oil and other impurities while conditioning and soothing the skin. Key natural ingredients such as Ginger, Aloe, Sweet Almond and Citrus Extracts nourish the skin while leaving it clean and ready to face the day. Not only does the Conffianz cleanser feature an attractive price point, it follows up on its promise.
- Ginger Extract helps to clarify and invigorate the skin
- Aloe and Citrus Extracts are rich in vitamins A, C and E
All the way from Europe Big Boy has easily become one of new favorite grooming brands. This luxurious facial cream moisturizer ticks all the right boxes thanks to its unique formula which contains olive oil extract, Argan oil, Vitamin E, and Squalene Plant. It can be quite challenging finding a mens moisturizer cream that is rich in consistency and has SPF 20. The infused Sunscreen helps in reducing skin aging caused by extended periods in the sun which is a key factor in skin aging.
- No White Cast SPF
- Argan Oil, Vitamin E And Squalene Plant vitalize and hydrate the skin
- Antioxidant formula infused with Lipoic Acid and Deanolo.
Next up is the Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus spf30 essential daily moisturizer with White Tea, Soy Proteins and Algae Extracts offers superior full-spectrum sun protection without a white tint. The creamy consistency is light weight and easily blends into the skin feeling cool and refreshed.
- Blue Lotus extract is a powerhouse antioxidant known to combat against free radical damage
- White Tea calms sensitive skin
- Algae Extracts helps retain moisture and promotes skin radiance
- Non greasy & non whitening formula allows for under makeup perfection
From one of the stars of IBE Dallas, Fit Glow Beauty it’s the DETOX GEL CLEANSER! The cleanser is perfect for those who live in hot climates and often sweat. Wipe out dirt, oils, and debris left behind while reducing pores size, and refining skin texture. I especially love this gel cleanser by FGB because it never leaves the skin feeling stripped or dry.
- Activated Bamboo Charcoal attract and remove pore clogging oils
- Witch Hazel and Willow Bark boost the skins cell turnover wipping out dead skin cells
- Cucumber and mint tighter pores and calm troubled skin
- Perfect for acne and rosacea prone skin
Did someone call for a glow?! When it comes to a body and face scrub this Uplifting Lime sugar scrub by Clean Coconut does the trick effortlessly. Formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, exfoliating pure cane sugar and essential oil blend. The sugar scrub is also infused with vitamins C & E to combat the signs of aging skin. This scrub leaves my face glowing and the scent is so energizing.
- Tightens and firms skin leaving gorgeous glowing skin
- Improves skin complexion
- Reduces acne
- Powerful antioxidant
During the driest months of the year I love a lightweight, multi-purpose mist that will calm and hydrate during the brutal chilly months. The Board And Batten Farm To Skin Calming Lift with Hyaluronic Acid is a must for those who struggle with dry skin and need a boost throughout the day. Formulated with rose water and super humectant hyaluronic acid, this age-defying mist restores moisture and increases collagen production. Niacinamide helps to even skin tone. All this potent power in a simple mist!
- Double as primer mist for extra boost of hydration before makeup
- Enhance hydration and cool skin though out the day
- Hyaluronic Acid helps to keep acne and troubled skin at bay
Soothing Serum for Enlarged Pores by RYOR is a highly effective serum enriched with plant extracts that minimize enlarged pores. If you live a plant based and clean lifestyle this serum is perfect to swap out for chemical based products. Infused Seaweed reduces excess sebum formation.
- Use as a primer before makeup to minimize pores
- Clean formula
- Great to keep acne and irritated skin at bay
High Endurance Cosmetics is a newly launched cosmetic line that aims to please consumers who are looking for sweat resistant products making it perfect for the Dallas market! I found this setting spray and instantly fell in love as soon as I tried it. All too often sweat resistant setting sprays are loaded with alcohol that is so drying to the skin however this setting sprays first ingredient is water and uses no alcohol making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. Apply makeup and spray at arms length to keep foundation and other face makeup in place to endure your day to day active lifestyle plus workouts!
This seals your makeup look and helps lower the temperature of your face to reduce the sweaty appearance while giving a matte finish.
- Look for ingredients like Caffine, Cucumber and flower extracts
- Light weight and non sticky formula
- Matte finish
Inspired by summer in the Florida Everglades, when the air is thick with humidity and the afternoon storm clouds build, this fragrance by Raw Spirit leaves a captivating and fresh dry down. Everything about the Raw Spirit story is aspiring and the fragrances leave you feeling inspired. My favorite from the Raw Spirit line is called summer rain. A refreshing citrus bouquet of kaffir lime and grapefruit with a burst of orange flower and jasmine petals, anchored in a base of premium Haitian vetiver and cedar wood making it perfect for him or her. I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friends over At Raw Spirit to give you guys a chance to grab a free sample of Mystic Pearl from Raw Spirit. Grab your sample below!