American Beauty

Since I have been talking so much about Korean Beauty products here is a list of the most recent U.S. beauty products I’ve tried for Review! 

Thanks to Crowdtap I was picked to review the Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Bodywash in Honeysuckle! Free for Review, but opinion is my own. It Smelled Amazing. Lathers well and leaves skin clean and not feeling dry. Plant derived with ingredients such as Aloe, Olive Oil, essential oil Ylang Ylang, orange peel, and Honeysuckle extract just to name a few. Only thing is that you have to use more like a half Dollar size or a little more than normal to get a good lather. I absolutely love the luxurious feel of using natural ingredients!

Olay Active Botanicals Gel Cleanser. It has a cooling effect on skin which I liked. An did leave my skin feeling clean, but a little dry. It has natural ingredients like snow mushroom which has been authenticated by scientist at Royal Botanic Gardens in UK as Hydrating, helps hydrate dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Research shown more effective than hyaluronic acid. Snow mushroom draws  moisture to skin like Hyaluronic acid the smaller particles can penetrate skin easier. Also, has cucumber fruit extract. 

Again thanks to Crowdtap I received free for review the Almay Healthy Glow makeup and gradual self tan. I used the Light with spf 20. An gifted the medium to my mother in law. I loved that it had a good medium coverage and did leave skin with a natural looking highlight. An the tan gradual builds each time you take it off! Very little odor and does not smell like sunscreen. An most importantly it doesn’t turn you orange. One thing that was annoying with this product is that you really got to hit the makeup and tanner to the bottom before you pump. The makeup comes out fine, but the tanner is obviously thick and needs to be at the bottom so the pump can pull it up. It didn’t make my skin break out. An like the fact it has SPF protection from the summer sun. 

Another Product I have fallen in love with is the Revlon Photoready makeup line. Thanks to Crowdtap I got to try all three Products free for Review. First up was the Perfecting primer in 001 light. It was so soft and smooth on skin and provides a great base to your foundation. Skin looks smoother and poreless. 

I absolutely love the Insta Blush 310 in Candy kiss. This has become my favorite blush. It is build able so if your looking for a little flush of pink or more dramatic look for evening you can make it happen with this blush stick. An I am such fair skin this was the perfect color!

I have used many highlighters from creams to powders and the Insta-Fix Highlighting stick makes it so easy and again the Perfect color for my light skin was the 200 Pink light. An the name really describes the color. The mix of colors look holographic. An it provides the right amount of highlight effect. An again build able for more lighting effect if needed. 

Finally, I can’t seem to find my normal CoverGirl Flamed out mascara lately… Ahemm CoverGirl!? So I tried out Rimmel London Scandal eyes retro Glam mascara in extreme black. Although they don’t get as full, I do like this mascara. It’s all about the brush. An this one’s a thick bigger than normal brush to help grab my small lashes. It dries quick so no smudging. An provides a good cat eye lash.

To see most of the products beforeโ€‹ the full review check out my Instagram If you have a product you want reviewed or promoted on Social, Email jdworak@beanstyled.com or DM on Instagram. 

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“Love So Much” Product Reviews!

I have received so many great NEW products lately that I loved so much there blog worthy. Burts bees, E.L.F., to Yes to. Check them out below!

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Plant Protein Powder

Huge thanks to PinchMe for sending out new Burts Bees Plant based Protein powder! The taste was so much better than the plant based powder I am currently using. It mixes easy in my Blender bottle and leaves no chunky powder balls an does not leave that chalky aftertaste that some seem to leave on my taste-buds.Plus, they have added vitamins and minerals to their product not just protein.Extra Bonus for many people who do not get in enough daily vitamins and minerals.

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Positivley Radiant

Crowdtap sent out Aveeno new in shower 60 second facial and 48 hour moisturizer. This has been a great scrub to use 2-3 times a week on my face, neck, and chest. An the overnight hydrating facial moisturizer is just as good. It helps restore the moisture lost during the day with Aveenos Active Naturals Total Soy complex. An any products that use natural ingredients are better in my book. With such sensitive skin I hate switching up my favorite moisturizers. This did not make me break out and after a couple weeks I seen my skin looks a little more radiant in the mornings when I use this the night before.

Few items I picked up myself this month all come from E.L.F. brand E.L.F. (Click for website) However Target usually has a lot of their products on shelves.

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E.L.F.

First is the Nude Matte creamy eye shadow in “Nude Linen” not only does it create a nude matte base that can be wore alone or add in contouring colors for a more dramatic natural face look. It stays put and drys quickly. Which has been a problem from some other cream eye shadows I have tried. An since it drys an sets quickly you can blend colors easily without it making a cakey mess.

The Bare natural makeup look is in for spring/summer 2017! Check out Bean Styled Pinterest for some bare natural makeup looks. Great for many because it takes minimal time and colors that you really can’t mess up. Just don’t go all same nude color on face and lips for your skin-tone and you’ll be alright. Pink/Brown lip colors are huge and that’s for one reason. It’s such a universal color for any skin tone.Try it!  An too keep lips smooth I have picked up another one of their lipstick scrubs this time in Mint. I loved the original clear an had a hard time deciding between Rose and Mint so next time I need more lip scrub I’ll be trying the rose. It is definitely my favorite lip scrub. No jars to dig in, lots of product so last longer than other brands.

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E.L.F. Face Powder

Finally, I tried E.L.F. face powder to set that flawless skin look. E.L.F. powder in soft luminance does not cake, nor dry out skin. An is so light and airy it does not weigh down on skin.

Next, my skin is so sensitive and can dry out easily. I have been wanting to try all these facial oils for awhile. An now brands are coming out with so many it is time to start testing them. So I picked up “Yes To” miracle oil Brighten and Condition Argan Oil. It’s for face and body. An since Argan oil is good for hair too it can literally be used from head to toe! I have used it for my facial moisturizer, on my lips after my scrub and before putting on my lipstick or balms to help smooth lips. An can be applied over your foundation to have radiant glowing skin! Just remember it is an oil an a little goes a long way. They also have a Rose oil I am wanting to try as well. If you already have, let me know what you think.

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If your looking for some new products in health, skincare or beauty give these products a try. These Brands won’t break a budget and provide great quality product’s.

Joy & Health- Bean

“Your BFF in #BeautyFitnessFashion “


Fall 2016 Beauty Reviews!

Hello All and Welcome to Fall 2016 at Bean Styled. We have a New beauty product reviews. We are starting to get into our Video’s and posting more so make sure to check out our Youtube as well and look for more How-to’s and reviews in all things Beauty and Fitness.

First up Beauty & Skincare Products we tried, loved, and here for your review research!

Looking for a great moisturizer you must try New Neutrogena HydraBoost water Gel with Hyaluronic acid. We have tried many gel based moisturizers and this one has reached the future. Less chemicals and natural found ingredients really do make a difference. Our new Must Have on the beauty vanity.

Purified Hyaluronic Acid

  • Absorbs up to 1000x its weight in water
  • Special formula releases hydration back into skin all day
  • Naturally found in skin

Olive Extract

  • Strengthening, moisturizing and nutrient-rich
  • Helps skin’s moisture barrier against moisture loss”

The Neutrogena HydraBoost is 2016 winner in the moisturizer department of skincare and has changed our skin for the better. Skin feels much more hydrated and plump.

Epielle Activated Charcoal a moisturizing, purifying and clarifying Mask. Are you looking for a mask that will not only help moisturize your skin, but also help purify? We recommend using this mask at night because this mask has a way of extracting dirt and oils from your pores. An does a wonderful job at it!

 

New Marc Beauty Air Blush 504 Kink and Kisses is a new layered Blush that is multi tone Pink with highlighter that blends to a light or darker blush depending on application. Light, airy, and does not dry out the skin.ย  Thanks Influenster for our Free full size sample.

 

Roc Multi-Correxion 5 in 1 Night Cream- Start repairing your skin while you sleep. Thanks for our free full size from Crowtap this has become a favorite part of our night time routine. “with breakthrough HEXINOLยฎ Technology. In a clinical study, women saw noticeable improvements in the 5 main signs of aging in as little as 4 weeks:

  • Discolorations appeared visibly improved
  • Helped restore elasticity and firmness to sagging skin
  • Hydrated thirsted, dry skin
  • Improved overall radiance of skin
  • Smoothed out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles”

Ponds Rejuveness Anti-wrinkle Cream- Pond’s is our choice for day cream. It is a thick cream but, soaks into skin quickly leaving it feeling extra smooth. American’s #1 anti-aging wrinkle cream. Say’s it can produce results in 2 weeks, now that is worth a trial!

Key Ingredients are important, and with beauty companies using more naturally producing ingredients that are in skin like AHA makes this is a winner for all skintypes!
“AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) – Known as an exfoliant, which gently removes dull surface skin cells and smooths fine lines.
Collagen – Natural fiber known to increase skin strength and elasticity.
Vitamin E – An anti-oxidant that is known to fight free radicals and help with overall skin health.”
We absolutely love Pond’s Rejuveness!
unknown1-253x800The only Hair care items this month reviewed by Bean Styled go to “Not Your Mothers Brand”.ย  We have tried the “Clean Freak- dry shampoo” and the “Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Sea Salts, Aloe and Kelp” AhhhhhMazing! We are loving this brand so much look for a huge haul of their products that we have not tried yet. What made us a believer the dry shampoo is amazing and works great leaving hair soft and subtle.With no white residue you may see some other dry shampoos leave. This Clean Freak will get you a day two out of your hairstyle with no problem creating volume! Also, use it on day 1 hairstyles to help create that volume, it worked great! The Beach Babe sea salt spray is the best thing my hair personally has seen for frizz and fly-away’s. I loved the oils and always used a few favorites. However, I can spray NYM Beach Babe in wet hair let air-dry and get the best softest waves ever. Or I can blow dry and get smooth, straight, no frizz, or fly away’s. Hair is left with softness other products never give. I promise it’s like magic! One simple product, one simple step, and however you style with this product will be a game changer for hair and given us more better hair days!

Check outย  Not Your Mothers website!

Let’s Talk Body Lotion! The day’s of how you see your application of lotion will change. Trust us we were very reluctant in trying a lotion you rub on right after you shower…still wet. However, the results have made me throw out all, but one old-school lotion.

refreshing-coconut-oil-detailJergens Wet Skin with coconut oil- The scent is very light and not over powering with coconut. It really does soak in immediately an it seems we used less of this product than we would have lotion so it will save you money! Plus it is a lot quicker to apply, pat dry, get dressed with no waiting and out the door. Jergensย  wet oil infused in shower lotion penetrates skin when it can really soak in all the moisture. Absolutely loved that it left the skin feeling softer than lotions used in the past and lasted all day.

Thanks to CrowdTap for both our free lotion samples!

img_hydra-therapy-detailCurel Hydratherapy Advanced Ceramide Complex is another great option. It left the skin feeling just as soft and lasted all day. Unlike regular lotion, both products work better! Curel in shower lotion is thicker and smells more like your tradition Curel lotion smell. So if you prefer more neutral smell and not an infused oil this one you would probably prefer. Again, a lot quicker than applying traditional lotion and waiting for it to dry. Curel has a special “Advanced Ceramide Complex, penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface bringing moisture to the source of dryness. It absorbs immediately and with continued use will end your dry skin!”

“Why Ceramides?
Ceramides, naturally present in healthy skin, are vital building blocks to maintaining skinโ€™s moisture barrier. When ceramides are lost, skin becomes dry and damaged. Curรฉlยฎ HYDRA THERAPY WET SKIN MOISTURIZER, with Advanced Ceramide Complex, penetrates to the source of dryness, helping to replenish skin’s ceramide levels and repair the moisture barrier.

  • Water activated moisture works deep into skinโ€™s surface
  • Helps repair moisture barrier
  • Contains our proprietary Advanced Ceramide Complex
  • Immediately Absorbs
  • Completely Greaseless
  • Skin feels 3x more hydrated instantly
  • Fragrance Free
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • Received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptanceโ„ข”

Now there is one Brand of what you may consider old way of putting on lotion is the Aveeno Daily moisturizing lotion with Sheer hydration. Hydrates 24 hours. The lotion turns into a soft powdery feel which we love. It makes our skin feel like silk. An if you apply it after you pat dry out of the shower or bath it will soak in even better and did last all day! The natural oat complex will always remain as one of the best skincare ingredients.

So if you were looking for a new product for skincare, beauty or hair you must give these products a go!ย 

” “= From Company website.

**All opinions our the owner of Bean Styled and free products have no effect on review.


Summer’16 Beauty Haul

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It’s coming back, the sun, heat, and longer days! Be up to date on all the latest and greatest products with 100% honest reviews. We always have the What’s hot now in everything Beauty, Fitness, and Fashion. Today we cover must have beauty and health products for your Summer 2016!

First up, let’s talk NAILS! Mess No More– TOO EXCITED to let everyone know that the best new product in Nail beauty is a silicon peel! Put it on around your nails before your paint. An any polish that would normally get on skin, you can just peel right off. If you love to try and get creative with nails, but hate the clean up.This solves the extra on the skin around the nails, but also allows us to be a little more creative and try new things! An speaking of new things, thanks to Instagram nail art videos we had to find us a stamping set and give it a go. Essence nail art Stampy set is not the easiest to do ,but with practice it does become easier and fun. Just google search nail stamp art, and check out all the videos of How-to’s to learn all the tricks. Once we get better at it, you can expect a Bean Styled YouTube video. If you have time, and you like to create your own nails this allows us to bring out the nail artist in all of us. The possibilities for at home art is coming to a major new trend for retail and we could not be more estatic! It has been quit a few years since our nails have been a major focus in the beauty industry. Painting nails for us is a time to meditate and relax, like coloring!

 

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Influenster Voxbox

Influenster Sprout Vox Box we received had some great products, and these one’s we particular favored! One is the Vichy LiftActiv Serum sample and LiftActiv Supreme. It is a great moisturizer and after a week you can start to tell the fine lines are seeming to diminish. This line is new to us, but they have skincare to beauty products. Focused on aging and how to prevent deep wrinkles and other signs of aging. A brand worth looking into especially if your at the age of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a great product to start at the first sign.ย  Eatsmarts Three bean tortilla chips is also another product new to my family. Always looking for non-gmo and natural product and here is one! Taste great, awesome with any salsa or dip. We tried the Garlic and hummus and they were delicious! Another household product we feel lucky to have been given free sample of is Ecos Laundry detergent. It has come to the conclusion that half our skin problems in this home is due to chemicals we are putting in our fabric. That stops today! Ecos is a great laundry detergent with natural products. It smells great, left our clothes clean and looking more bright than our normal detergent and this is the absolute truth! We were shocked at how the laundry seemed cleaner. The finale product I enjoyed most in the sprout voxbox was the Orgain Organic Protein Powder, plant based, organic vegan, gluten free, soy free, and Non-Gmo! For a plant based product we have tried a handful and found this to need an award. Non gritty and it dissolves better than even some whey protein powders. So if your looking for a gluten free protein powder, or one that mixes well give Orgain a try. It was great tasting and smooth!

 

 

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Garnier SkinActive Free Thanks to Crowdtap

Crowdtap has sent out 3 of the Garnier Clearly Brighter line products. An absolutely loving them! First up, the Anti-Puff eye roller with vitamin C, caffeine, antioxidants, plus mint. The ingredients used help cool and tight blood vessels. Plus, the roller ball helps lightly massage the area to help products soak in and release any build up of fluid in the periorbital edema. Secondly, I received the over-night leave on peel. As someone who likes to have a glycolic peel facial this is an extremely gentle version. Again, someone who has sensitive skin may always want to test this type of product on a small area first. But, I suffer from sensitive skin, but with all the skin allergies I am having this season unlike any before this product alone has been a skin saver! In one use you will notice brighter skin, and reduced pore size! Two of us participated in a beauty night and woke up very impressed by Garnier’s leave on -peel. It has vitamin C, Algae extract, Castor oil, plus AHA, Alpha Hydroxyl Acid-which helps exfoliate the skin by removing old dead skin cells. Research has show that AHA is one of the best penetrating products for skin that also helps with wrinkles and fine line. Finally, we received the Anti-sun Damage Daily Moisturizer, helps reduce dark spots and sun damage with the power of vitamin C, vitamin E, and LHA-Lipo Hydroxyl Acid, which is a light exfoliate but also a antimicrobial so it helps remove that gunk in your pores as well as an anti-inflammatory so will help rid acne. If your one that thinks you can’t use a moisturizer because you have oily skin, this would be a great one to try. An the bonus is that this moisturizer doubles as sun protection with spf30! No applying extra products to skin.

 

us-vsl-0p25oz-rosylips_tcm2858-777556Vaseline lip Therapy Rosey Lips– Here is another favorite we have been using for some time now. Vaseline lip therapy in Rosey Lips gives the perfect amount of pink color to lips and enough shine that is not sticky and soaks right into lips leaving them smooth&ย  subtle.

 

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Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

Maybelline Dream velvet soft matte hydrating foundation.ย  I never buy over the counter foundation. I am a little stuck up when it comes to department store foundations. They are filled with chemicals and tend to dry out my skin and make problems worse. So I have a few more expensive brands I purchase from specialty online stores.ย  However, for the $10 it cost this is a great foundation for normal to dry skin. A great coverage, yet does not feel heavy on the skin and is extremely smooth. A little bit really goes a long way.

 

 

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Yes To Coconut & E.L.F. products

Yes to Coconut Hydrate and Restore Eczema relief Spray, can’t say enough about this spray moisturizer. Maybe most would just use it on the body, but we tested this on the face as well and will never be getting rid of it. A new must in the beauty arsenal, but this not only relieved the dryness, it cooled and calmed the irritated skin. It seemed to heal the skin in just 48 hours. If you are one that suffers eczema, dry skin of any kind, this product did more for healing and protecting better than any facial moisturizer I have ever used. I could replace my daily moisturizer with this Yes To Coconut’s product it’s that good! But, as a suffer of such dry skin, you can feel the relief immediately reliving itch and/or dryness. Some great ingredients are in this product more than coconut oil it also has honeysuckle, soybean oil, and Tamanu oil (also known as Beauty leaf oil) from the Tamanu Tree. It is made up of different fatty acids so it is not only a good exfoliator for sensitive skin it will help hydrate. Can’t say enough about this Yes to product except if you suffer from any amount of dry skin, please try this.

 

Eyes.Lips.Face E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator – This is one of the best lip exfoliates that has ever been tested at Bean Styled. It is cute that it looks like lipstick, but we would still use this even if it came in a bigger jar. Hint Hint E.L.F. However, using once a week it will last you a good 30 days! It has vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape, and Jojoba oil, and of course sugar. Plus for the $3 price it is more luxurious than most lip scrubs in department stores.

 

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ย E.L.F. Under eye concealer and Highlighter– This is not a new product on our summer beauty list. It is just a favorite that is perfect all year, but with the added highlighter the possibilities of nude no make up look or pair it with your other eye shadow products to create great looks that will last. This concealer is a great primer for eye makeup, takes away dark circles, and has a dual highlighter to create highlighting effects, it is a must have in our beauty bag always and can find at Target stores.

 

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Que Bella Facial Mask

 

 

Finally, the last product is Que Bella. From their line of facial mask, to other skincare products. The price on shelves on all their products range from $1.99 to $3.99 at my local target. So if you don’t have the time or money to hit up the spa, these products work wonders for us diy at home ladies! This wonderful replenishing mask did the trick and if your waking up with those puffy eyes.

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Que Bella Gel Eye Mask

 

They have amazing little eye hydrating patches you can wear while getting ready, chasing the kids, or if you have 30 minutes to lay down and relax, we would recommend that one! Wish we had a before and after pic, but since we don’t take our word they are worth it, Bean Approved!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheeky Tints

Hard Candy Cheeky Tints in Ballerina. Scared of gel blush? Yeah, we were intimidated too until hard candy cheeky tints was discovered. A really sheer pink blush that when put on can barley be seen. It is a light gel, an feels great when applying.ย  More of a pink highlighter. Yet, has great build able coverage you can create a pinker cheek if needed. This is the perfect Doll Cheek, or as they say maybe a Ballerina who has been dancing for an hour flushed look, a perfect pink! An since we do not buy anything from Wally World (a.k.a. walmart) due to personal reasons, not being friendly to small businesses, and having a lawsuit settled out of court by immediate family member this is about one of the only times we will tell you to purchase at HardCandy.com online rather than locally. (You won’t hear us say this too often as we are a small business Fitness Studio!) However having been gifted this product, an realizing their website is not the greatest, you can’t search for products, and we have not been able to find this product on their website.

 

With so many great new products you will be able to keep that skin glowing beautifully this summer and staying healthy with some of the newest food and home products. Be sure to sign up for our email so you don’t miss out on great reviews like this one. Plus follow us on all Social media to keep you beautifully healthy and looking your beast! Bean Styled your BFF in Beauty, Fitness, and Fashion!

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