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Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons
Organic junkies brace yourselves.
I’ve been on a beauty post high lately! I get so excited to share new products with you and I hope you’re enjoying every bit of my Have to Have it series. I recently attended Burt’s Bees influencer lounge during New York Fashion Week where I discovered the launch of their new 100% natural lip crayons that are seriously my latest lip-sazzion. You know how a lot of matte lip crayons out there end up drying your lips and making them look like a croissant?! Well, find comfort in knowing that Burt’s Bees new lip crayons are magical in the sense that they deliver the total opposite effect. Smooth and chapped-free lips. I’ll admit that good lip crayons are hard to come around so I am super pumped to share that there is finally a lip crayon that won’t let you down. I mean come on if there’s one thing Burt’s Bees knows – it’s moisture. What’s their secret?
I learned that the secret lies in the ingredients. Every one of Burt’s Bees 6 shades offer creamy matte color and moisture-rich wear. Each crayon is enriched with conditioning Jojoba Oil and Kendi Oil, which are full of Omega 3 to hydrate and moisturize your lips. Shea Butter is also another key natural ingredient they use for an extra dose of moisture. It all makes sense now why the crayon I applied on my lips looked matte but felt super smooth. If you decide to give these new lip crayons a try (which you should!), know that there is no added flavor or fragrance. This is definitely one lip crayon that you can count on! #SazanApproved
Which shade is your favorite? Have an amazing weekend guys!
Random fact about Me: I like sleeping on cold pillows.
10 Festival Trends to Try + My Survival Must-haves
Happy Friday! Coachella officially kicked off today (and so have the trends!) which means let’s talk about some must-have styles! I always welcome boho into my closet regardless of the time of year we are in. But in celebration of festival season, I’ve packed up my mini suitcase (so 70’s!) to show you guys some of my key favorite Coachella inspired trends (and essential things to bring!) if you’re headed out to the Palm Springs desert. I’m making my trip tomorrow morning for an eventful day so stay tuned for that adventure! #sazantravels
Ring: Tawnie & Brina
(Left to right) Boots: H&M (similar option here + here) // Flower Crown: That Madonna Girl (more styles here + here)// Jewelry: Shop Dixi (more options here + here) // Sunglasses: Vida Kush (similar pair here) // Bag: Pylo (similar here) // Shorts: Dittos Brand (more cute options here + here) // Hat: Forever 21 (love this + this too!) // Crop top: American Eagle x LST & FND (more fun crops here, here + here)
Top 10 Must-Haves:
1. Dusty Boots
2. Flower Crown/or Fun Headpiece
3. Gypsy Jewelry
4. Round Sunglasses
5. Evian Water Spray (Seriously!? Yes.)
6. Dry Shampoo (Keeps the hair smelling/looking fresh)
7. A Wide Brim Fedora
8. Fringe Bag
9. Denim shorts
10. Crop top
Did one of your favs make the list?! I can’t decide which one I love the most.
-Shop the Post-
No it’s not an Iphone, it’s a perfume!
I am SPAZZING over the ‘It’s Me’ by Jacomo fragrance. Thanks to its smart phone look, it is one of the most innovative scented accessories for 2012 and an absolute must have! This is the perfect gift with a unique twist.
This is such a cool concept! ‘It’s Me’ was launched 3 months ago and is already a winner at the ICMAD City Awards in the packaging fragrance category. All looks aside, the fragrance itself gets two Spaz thumbs up. The best way to describe the smell of their women’s fragrance is a harmonious blend of sparking sensuality and warmth. It’s not too strong or too light– it’s right in between!
‘It’s Me’ for him (comes in black) has a vivacious and fruity aroma with base blends of rosewood and musk. Let’s just say, if classy had a scent, this is probably the way it would smell. I highly recommend the fellas try this scent. I’m usually very picky when it comes to men’s cologne. ‘It’s Me’ for men is great because it’s not too heavy on the nose, which I like. Fellas, this fragrance is sure to attract all the classy women.
Retail price: $45
Spaz Summer 2012 [Beauty] Picks
Hey guys and gals! Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. One of the things I absolutely love about this season (besides relaxing poolside) is the amazing fashion and beauty deals that are out there! I’m a total SPAZ when I find the hottest items on the market for a bargain online. I am going to sound like a walking advertisement when I say this BUT I PROMISE Amazon.com has been one of my go-to places for finding these items for years!
Amazon knows how much I love them so we’ve decided to collaborate on SpazMag.com where I will directly share some of my favorite must-have items. Yippeeee for Amspazon!? ha ha. Anyways! Now, you can shop with Spaz! At the end of this post, you can click any of the shopping links at the bottom to purchase or learn more about these items! For starters, here are some of my recent summer purchases + favorite beauty & hair items that I absolutely recommend and LOVE!
1. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream ($255)
This item is kind of pricey BUT it’s worth it! When it comes to anti-aging regimens, it’s important to invest in the right products that won’t add harsh chemicals onto your skin. It’s also important to start NOW! Don’t wait until you are in your 30’s and 40’s. FELLAS, this goes for you too!!!!! The skin around our eyes is the thinnest of all, which means little protection from the sun’s rays. This product will help! The ultimate Caviar de-aging treatment is made for the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. It’s a luxurious multi-tasking cream that not only provides round-the-clock hydration but also targets the seven most prevalent signs of aging. This product will last you a while because all you need is a dime size. I’m obsessed with it!
2. BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Combo Pack ($89 TOTAL)
over $300 value
Once you go BaByliss, you never go back! I’ve been using the Babyliss pro straightener for a few years now and I am hooked! I also use this straightener to do those big celebrity curls that you all love (personal tutorial coming soon–I promise!) I wish this combo pack deal was around when I first purchased my straightener on Amazon for $90! These bad boys run at about $200+ in stores, so I’m not complaining too much! However, this combo pack is great because it includes:
- –Palm Pro Trimmer Battery Operated 2 Comb Attachments For Trimming Sideburns, Necks,Mustaches and Beards.
- –1-1/4″ Ionic Straightener Sol-Gel Nano Titanium Ceramic Plates Ion Generator Emits Negative Ions Ceramic Heater for Instant Heat & Recovery LED Display up to 450 degrees (YOU CONTROL THE HEAT!!!!)
- –Travel Dryer 1000 Watts Dual Voltage 2 Heat/Speed Settings Folding Handle & Removable Filter/Stand.
3. Soft N Style Hair Donut ($7)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the hair donut let me formally introduce you!! This is a super quick and easy way to get that chic and perfectly twisted high bun. The hair donut is basically hidden inside your hair so it looks like you got it done professionally. Fashion bloggers are rocking this piece and even celebrities are using it on the red carpet. How to use? Simply pull your pony tail through the donut and then pin your hair to achieve the look you want. It’s super light-weight and easy to use!!! (can also get in different color to match your hair if necessary)
4. Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer ($21)
If you think the glow on my cheekbones is natural–get out of town! In other words, I owe it to the amazing makeup luminizers. If you’re wondering what the heck a luminizer is, it’s a super easy way to add a natural glow to certain areas of your face. The Victoria Secret models use this on the regular and on the runway! Right now I’m using a luminizing stick from Topshop that I simply apply to my cheekbones and nose bone AFTER my foundation is set. (Confused? I’ll explain. Read my makeup regimen here) This shimmery luminator by Stila is one of my absolute favorites. I’ve used this product for years and it lasts a long time! (Application comes with its own brush–liquid is lightweight and shimmer lasts all day.)
5. NOW Solutions Castor Oil, 100 % Pure ($9)
Okay you’re probably laughing out loud wondering WHY this is in my Spaz must have list! The truth is if you apply 100% castor oil onto your eye brows before bed every night, you will start to notice them grow thicker! I haven’t tried this because my eyebrows are naturally a jungle, but I know a few close peeps who have and industry professionals who have told me that it really works! Castor oil is not going to harm your skin–it will soften the hair and inject natural vitamins. Also, it’s tasteless and odorless so that’s a plus! Here’s a tip–don’t over tweeze! Here’s how I maintain my brows + more tips.
HOPE THIS HELPED!!! You can purchase any or all of these items directly below. Happy shopping!!!!!
SPAZ BEAUTY MUST HAVES
The hot summer heat calls for desperate measures in the beauty department. With that being said, it’s important to take care of your beauty and health. Too busy to eat? Stick a nutrition bar in your bag and stay hydrated with clear fluids.
You don’t want to be too hot for summer. Stay cool and don’t forget the SPF!
Shop These Products:
The Frédéric Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Leave-in Conditioner
(This helps hair in myriad ways: It nourishes and detangles strands with sea algae, protects color with UV protection, and even enhances shine.)
To buy: $24, amazon.com.
Victoria’s Secret Daily Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer SPF 15
(Builds a pretty, golden tone over the course of a couple days. It also protects against sun damage and keeps skin moisturized with apricot kernel oil.)
To buy: $12, victoriassecret.com.
Eco-Friendly Powder Brush
(With a sturdy bamboo handle and soft synthetic bristles, the environmentally friendly EcoTools Bronzer Brush sweeps on powders evenly)
To buy: $10, drugstore.com.
NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo
Features the popular ‘Orgasm’ shade that works with the bronzing powder to create a flawless summer glow!
Where to Buy: $20, Sephora
Essie Polish in Bright Summer Shades
Coverage that is long-lasting and chip-free. Essie’s wide variety of bright summer shades will give your outfit the perfect pop of color!
Where to Buy: $3, Drugstores
Clean & Clear Oil Sheets
Clean & Clear Face Cloths & Wipe (due to packaging change, product may vary slightly from image shown)Instantly removes excess oil Won’t smudge makeup
Where to Buy: $5, Drugstores
Sephora Super Shimmer Lip Gloss
Coat lips with a shot of glistening, glassy color from these innovative tube glosses. Just a gentle squeeze of the tube sends a wash of sexy shine over lips.
Where to Buy: $10, Sephora
Happy shopping! xo