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On the subject of healthy hair, I have two, okay maybe 3 major points that can drastically make a difference in it’s health — and that’s before even waiving a single hair product or supplement in your face. If you caught my segment for Amazon StyleCode Live, (13 minutes 50 seconds into the show, video clip above!), you saw me chatting about all the benefits of a Microfiber towel – hopefully after watching, I’ve convinced you to never use a conventional towel again.

The breakage is real people. Your hair is most vulnerable when your hair is wet, drying it with a rough towel (just stroke your hand across your towel, does it feel smooth?), it should. My sister and I had very frizzy, curly hair growing up. We were told by a hair stylist to either use a microfiber towel or a soft tee-shirt but never to use a towel on our strands. This was in 2005 before any articles were coming out about this stuff. I credit so much of my hair health to this, and especially if you suffer from breakage or frizzy hair, this should be on your radar (I’m also a huge fan of just letting your hair air dry sans towel).

There’s really nothing I enjoy more than learning about different skincare formulas and then breaking down the information, which is why I was so excited to partner with New Beauty magazine and break down one of the best anti-aging masks on the market right now. While this may look like your run of the mill sheet mask, it actually goes way above and beyond. The Nuvesse Biocellulose Masks uses Cellulation Technology to penetrate all of the good-for-you ingredients deeply into your skin. If Biocellulose and Cellulation Technology are new terms for you, don’t worry, I break down what all of this means in the video above and post below (you can also read my article on Nuvesse on New Beauty’s website).

After seeing Makeup Geek all over my Instagram page, I was so excited to meet the brands founder, Marlena Stell at breakfast last month. The beauty vlogger turned makeup founder of Makeup Geek started four years ago and it’s so inspiring and incredible to see where this brand has gone. I heard her eyeshadows were incredible but I have to say her new Foiled Pigment shadows AND glosses blew my mind. I’m a sucker for a super pigmented eyeshadow, so you can imagine my excitement when you see the swatches below. The new Foiled makeup collection features 10 mesmerizing mineral pigment eyeshadows and equally amazing glosses, details and swatches below!

Makeup Geek Foiled Pigment Eyeshadows

The Foiled Pigment Shadows are highly reflective and packed with pigment. These beautiful shades can be used anywhere on the body or face and used alone or mixed with your favorite body lotion, foundation, or moisturizer for a shimmer effect. They blend so smooth and are absolutely stunning! Swatches below, you can see from the photos from two different angles how well they catch and reflect light.

I’m so excited to announce for the 2nd year in a row, I judged the 2017 Glamour Beauty Awards — this year they even put me in the magazine (Page 88! I’m wearing winner Tom Ford Lips & Boys in shade Logan!). And they gave all of the judges a lovely shout out on glamour.com!

Glamour selected a long list of their favorites, looking at every launch from the past year, and from there they selected 45 judges, myself included and broke down the nominees by category — I judged the Designer & Luxury category! Together with the other judges and categories the 73 best new products were chosen, as well as 17 Cult Classics, which you should all pay attention to. Those winners have stood the test of time and I can vouch for the majority of them! Without further adieu the winners in my category and mini reviews on why I love them below!

Paula’s Choice has two new products you’re going to want to take note of, the Resist Soothing Primer Serum SPF 30 ($30), now available and the Resist Omega+ Complex Serum launches in April. Both are featured above with some of her other existing all-stars from the Paula’s Choice Resist collection.

We all know a minimum of an SPF 30 everyday is a must, but it’s never been as easy as now! Her new, Resist Soothing Primer Serum SPF 30 is a clear formula that doubles as a multi-tasking primer and goes on so smooth on the skin. Ironically this has more of a serum texture then the new Omega+ Complex serum they are about to launch.

With Spring right around the corner, that same grooming routine that got you through during the winter month isn’t going to cut it anymore. It’s time to revamp your grooming routine, like they say: New season. New rules. Right? Thankfully, that’s where we come in, with a handful of new products to ensure you look your best as head into Spring.

Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub, Anthony.com

Kickstart your whole body for Spring with a deep exfoliating scrub like this one from Anthony. This scrub uses natural sea salt to do away with dead skin cells and remove any impurities. It also has a gentle blend of aloe and sea kelp for a smooth and irritation-free finish.