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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
There’s nothing hotter than having that sexy summer glow this time of year. Although getting a natural tan from the sun is one of the most effective ways to get that summer glow, most of us simply don’t have the time to lay out for countless hours on end. Besides, if we want to keep our tan looking bronze we’d probably have to layout more than once which creates a number of problems for our skin. Forget the frying beds and orange sprays, too. I’ve got an easier solution.
One of my absolute favorite bronzing systems is St. Tropez’s line of amazing sunless tanning products. Not only was St. Tropez awarded the best beauty buy of 2011 by Instyle magazine, but it really works! I currently use St. Tropez’s gradual tan mousse. I love it because it doesn’t stink or streak–also great for anyone who works out and is afraid to sweat. I received it in one of my fashion week gift bags and have been attached to it ever since. I am really excited to try some of their new products such as the Wash Off Instant Glow Face & Body by St. Tropez. Their website is super informational and shows you how to use their products accurately to achieve desired results.
Makeup Tip for Summer- Prevent a meltdown: Go easy on the foundation. Weather can really cause a love-hate relationship between you and your makeup. Every season as the weather changes, you will start to notice that some seasons you like how your makeup sticks and others you hate it! Don’t blame the makeup…blame the weather! Avoid throwing out your makeup and simply add some healthy regimens. Nourish your skin more in the summer time with healthy moisturizers and SPF’s. Radiant skin isn’t genetic. Taking care of your skin is just as important as brushing your teeth!!
Get to know YOUR skin: Learn more about your skin type, click here.
To try some of summer’s hottest must haves for your face, click here.
Get a glow similar to Natalie Portman’s this summer!
STEAL HER LOOK