Showing posts with label Beauty Must-Haves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty Must-Haves. Show all posts

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Summer 2019 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part One




The unofficial start of Summer 2019 will occur in just a few days with the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend on May 27! To celebrate the start of summer, many of us will flock to the beach or chill out lakeside and this usually sets the tone for our summertime experience. 

The weather has been predictably unpredictably with miserable humidity one week and then almost fall like chill the next. This time of year, you just never know what the weather is going to be like, so best to be prepared for anything. Ahead of a myriad of beauty disasters, and general discomfort, Team TME set out to gather up the beauty and grooming must haves for the upcoming season.



Skin Care: For a day spent outdoors, don’t you dare forget your sunscreen and lip balm! Our current favorites; jane iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen (available in Translucent, Golden and Tanned) this chemical-free dry sunscreen for the face, body, and scalp nourishes, protects and soothes the skin; Dermaflage ScarScreen SPF 30 is ideal for use following cosmetic procedures; PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is quick-absorbing and lightweight. For Lips, we are loving Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balm ($3.99 – available in six flavors) that offers added protection of Aloe and Vitamin E keeping your pout pretty and jane iredale LipDrink SPF 15 (available in four shades) that leaves lips feeling moisturized, protected, and refreshingly scented with a hint of color.



Whether or not you opt to wear makeup you need a good skin care regimen. Our current favorites; Golden Door Soothing Cleansing Foam and Golden Door Soothing Toner and boscia Tsubaki Glotion. To wash away the day it’s Jason Nourishing Foaming Shower Oil and Olay Fresh Outlast in Energizing Lime. Right out of the shower, Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Energizing Antioxidant Body Lotion!



Cosmetics: We’re usually telling you to keep it simple when you’re chillin’ outdoors. A little CC cream, beach tint, mascara, lip tint and you’re good to go. That truly is our go-to style for summer. This summer, we’ve found a few products that really sizzle and are worth trying for a more sophisticated look. So, we’re including our absolute go-tos along with a few fresh must-tries! 

Our current favorites... Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek  (available in four shades), and Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Mascara. If you’re looking to have your base last, all day and night, then you have to try Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Soothing Make-Up Primer. We would have to say that La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a must-have with its buildable coverage. Mirabella Visionary Longwear Eyeshadow isn’t going to crease and looks beautiful all day or night, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil ($30) is amazing and takes minutes to shape and define, jane iredale bronzer refills – these three bronzer quads can be swept across eyes, cheeks and lips to contour and highlight for a luxurious look that’s made in the shade! Of course, you have to grab the rose gold slim compact for on the go!

We found so many amazing products that we believe are must-haves for Summer 2019. Did you really think that we would forget the guys or leave you in the lurch with your hair? Jamais! Check back soon for "Summer 2019 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part Two." 

~xo Team TME


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Holiday Travel Gear: The 2018 Beauty Must-Haves


Oh, it's on .... the crazy travel of the Holiday Season is here! There's no doubt that we love the holiday season. Maybe it’s because we know that parties are in abundance, or perhaps it’s the thought (and sigh of relief) that soon we'll be spending a week in January with our toes in the sand -- far, far away from the cold! Most likely it’s a lovely combination. However before we get to jet off to parts unknown, Team TME has to share the beauty must-haves for traveling with ease this holiday season.

Traveling is essentially second nature to us, although it hasn’t always been so. When we sat down to really think about traveling during the holidays, it was a chat filled with memories of “OMG” moments, a lot of laughs and the realization that we need our creature comforts! Read on for Team TME’s must-haves that will have you arriving in style and looking beautiful all season long.





Elizabeth Arden SPARKLE ON HOLIDAY COLLECTION ($67), which includes: Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, Pink/Purple Eye Shadow Compact, Glam Eye Shadow Compact, Elizabeth Arden Blush Compact, 2 Full Size Lip Glosses, Full Size Grand Entrance Mascara, Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil, 4 Elizabeth Arden lipsticks and comes in a Sparkle On Holiday Collection Custom Case.



So, what else will you need? … ECRU New York’s Travel Hair Dryer ($108.75) with patented Japanese ion technology, your hair dries hair from the inside out to infuse it with moisture, restoring luster and reducing frizz and flyaways. This hair dryer offers dual voltage to adjust drying power to meet European and American requirements and is compact. If you want to have pretty holiday hair, we say go with ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Travel & Trial Set ($22), which contains portable sizes of ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo, Protective Silk Conditioner, and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX all come packaged in a convenient travel bag, ensuring that your hair will be the ultimate fashion accessory wherever you go … all TSA approved.



You can’t forget skincare… even on the go! Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our picnic baskets and make a fab hostess/host gift!)  Anyway … since we discovered the Try Me Kit ($38) it has become a staple and contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!




You also probably don’t want to forgo shaving … A gadget that we discovered many summers ago is the Venus Snap Razor ($12.99) and we do not go anywhere without it. This mini razor allows for instant smoothness on the go! With five curve-hugging blades and a portable compact, you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.



Don’t forget fragrance and if you’re looking for something new, check out TME’s Fragrance Section. On the subject of scent … we’re going where many have gone before … but most feel uncomfortable talking about. While we were swapping “war” stories, the subject of bathroom time came up -- more specifically the potty and the lingering scents left behind. We had a recent experience when attending a get-together at Yvonne’s house when a guest had emerged from the powder room reeking of air freshener. The powder room is not exactly around the corner in Yvonne’s home and all could smell … uh … let’s just say we could smell whatever had occurred in the powder room from three rooms over. What happens in the bathroom needs to stay in the bathroom -- for all parties concerned. Enter The Porcelain Company.

Designed by an organic chemist, Porcelain ($12.95 - Travel Bottle) is formulated to create an odor barrier between you and the toilet water, while actively reacting with and neutralizing the volatile gases in the water. A spritz is all you need. Made in the USA and available in five scents -- Belle, Day in the Country, Game Day, Simpatico and Teal -- don’t leave home without it! Porcelain is also available gifts sets for at home use and currently offering Free Shipping with the code: SCIENCE.

So, we’re just about packed and ready for a long weekend with friends and family. From our family here at TME to yours … xo Happy Thanksgiving! 


Monday, July 2, 2018

Celebrate July 4th With These Beauty Must-Haves


Happy Summer 2018 (finally)! Oh, we know that it's arrived with full-on summer heat. However, we have you covered. Whether you’re hangin’ in the city, on the beach, or chillin’ lakeside, this July 4th make sure you celebrate in style with a few of  Team TME’s favoirte beauty essentials in patriotic colors. Yep … Celebrate July 4th with these Red, White, and Blue Beauties! Read on to the end to find out about our absolute favorite after celebration skin savers!




PATRIOTIC LIPS

e.l.f. Tinted Lip Oil in Red Kiss ($6) – Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E moisturize the lips for a healthy and hydrated glow from day-to-night

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac ($3) – Prep your lips for that bold, bright look with this sweet, sugary and smoothing scrub




FRAGRANCE FIRECRACKERS

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in Silent St. ($38) – This clean, pure scent will keep you feeling fresh, especially at your all-white summer party

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in 2AM Kiss ($38) – Be irresistible this Fourth of July with an intimate burst of salty caramel and crystallized amber




CELEBRATE YOUR STRANDS

Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Collection ($8.99)  – Get hair that shines with this Aloe, Coconut Milk, Guava Oil and Mango Butter formula that provides nourishment and luscious shine

OGX Gravity-Defying & Hydration + O2 Collection ($7.99) – Perfect for a weekend full of festivities, this collection creates movement and bounce without weighing hair down




SKIN SAVERS

Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our picnic baskets!)  Anyway … GD has just introduced the Try Me Kit ($38) that contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!




NAIL ART … We bet you thought that we forgot about one of the most fun beauty projects for Independence Day. Well, nope. We didn’t. Checkout “16 Independence Day Nail Art Ideas For Patriotic Fingers,” for guaranteed July 4th Nailspiration!


Have A Safe and Amazing July 4th! ~xo Team TME