February Favorites

Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick - This beachy collection has The Beauty Bug dreaming of fruity drinks with umbrellas, sand between Her toes, and sunblock. Though this is as close as She’ll be getting to the beach for now, The Beauty Bug will take it. It’s no secret that the Shimmer Bricks are what BB does best, and this new one leaves faces as fresh as spring tulips . Many have tried to duplicate these hand-made Italian bars-o-shimmer, but no one has quite captured the glow that Bobbi has. Pink Quartz is a gorgeous, luxe shade for every skin tone, and a must-have even if you own other bricks. $38, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Kelly Van Gogh’s Wonderlust Illuminating Hair Tonic – Hair color illuminator, check. Leave-in conditioner, check. Detangler, check. Thermal protector, check.  This vitamin cocktail is a multi-tasking champion.  The wonder spray’s secret lie in its  key ingredients which include caviar proteins, amino acids and strengthening keratins, and its mica shine technology. Bring yourself back to the sixth grade science lab. You’ll remember that Mica is a mineral, and the actual word (“mica”) is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, meaning “to glitter”, in reference to the brilliant appearance of this mineral. These tiny, dazzling flecks  which reveal themselves when you shake the bottle, revitalize dry, dull hair and protect it from environmental factors including pollution, heat and water damage. Spray it on damp hair and style as normal. The particles aren’t too teenage or flashy and the smell is divinely clean and fresh. $30 (4 oz), kellyvangogh.com

LOGICS Polisheen Gloss Balm – Pesky baby hairs and fly-aways – meet your newest adversary. This new balm helps The Beauty Bug define Her part and reduce frizz. She works it throughout Her layers for a piecey, yet polished look. Vitamin B5 conditions for a silky, smooth finish and ceramides help to strengthen.  And not to fret -  it doesn’t have that over-powering canned salon product smell…it’s light, non-sticky, and the perfect finishing touch! $22, logicshair.com

Rimmel London’s Max Volume Flash Mascara -  Go ahead and just try to take your eyes off that hot pink tube! This sizzling little number is the newest drug store delight that proves you don’t have to spend the big bucks on mascara to get great results.  The new super-sized brush curls and separates without clumping or flaking. The formula is light and doesn’t cake up or dry immediately.  One coat lengthens, two coats thicken and three plus coats yields drama. Review are mostly positive across the board, and there are even murmurs on MakeupAlley that this is the drugstore version of DiorShow! The Beauty Bug had added this mascara into Her rotation, and Her lashes are lush, dark and full! $7.19, chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide

Disclosure: Press samples of the above products were provided to The Beauty Bug.

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