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The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Beauty Reads

In honor of Earth Day Phyrra shares the Top 10 Eco Friendly Fashion Brands on Amazon!

Need inspiration for Earth Month? Join Pammy Blogs Beauty Neutrogena Naturals "Use it Up!" Challenge and enter the giveaway, too!

Prime Beauty finds 5 pretty spring blushes at the drugstore, all under $15!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been getting her skin ready for spring with effective facial skincare products from Jan Marini Skin Research.

Have you tried the Jordana Sweet Cream Mattes? See what the fuss is about from Shipra of Taneja's Bride.

What do you think of when you hear the words Green Goo? Beauty Info Zone wants you to learn about this innovative company and the products they have.

Do you think a woman wearing makeup means she is insecure? Have you ever been judged for wearing makeup? Christa from Realizing Beauty wants to know!

Blushing Noir shares a SMART MIRROR that gives you the highs and lows of your skin woes. It'll also tell you the best products to use AND what order to use them in! Check out the HiMirror Plus Skincare Analysis Mirror and grab the coupon code to save money on your purchase!

15 Minute Beauty has found a new lip balm to carry with her every where. She's stocked up! Have you tried it yet?

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all the details about the amazing Space NK Essentials Gift with Purchase, April 19-26. Be sure to check out our pictures of this phenomenal gift bag that is filled with ultra-luxe skincare and makeup!

What goes together in pairs? Obviously peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese! But Justina's Gems found beauty to pair. See what these beauties are and learn something new.

Pretty in Pink: Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Review

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Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint Review

Yes, it's yet another slightly tinted lip balm. You swipe it on, and it turns color on your lips. I have very similar lippies that I've featured here on the blog from Dior (their Addict Lip Glow, here at Sephora), It Cosmetics (Vitality Lip Flush at ULTA), and even ELF (Gotta Glow Lip Tint at ELF). I love this kind of lippie because you can carry it with you in your pocket, and just swipe it on when you need "something" on your lips. They feel hydrating, but offer enough color that you look like you have something on your lips. Which I need, without a bit of color I look a bit washed out.

What I like about this color is that it is a bit of a lighter pink than the others, it looks more like a lightly bitten lip than a pink lip balm. I've found that if I'm applying the others throughout the day, the pink becomes darker and more saturated, which isn't always the look that I want. The Bobbi Brown just stays faintly pink, no matter how many layers I've applied. I've found that the Bobbi Brown does get softer than the others when it's kept in a jean pocket, so if you're going to carry it around with you like that, you'll need to be careful with it. I try to keep it in the pocket of my white coat at work, or in a sweater or hoodie pocket if I'm at home.

I've just purchased my second pink Extra Lip Tint. I carry it around so much that sometimes I can't find it, now I have 2 on rotation so I can always find it. I'll probably try the Melon color next, which looks a bit peach in tone.

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Gloss and Cuticle Oil in One: Dr. Dana Lips & Tips

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Dr. Dana Lips & Tips

I know I'm not the only one out there that sadly neglects their cuticles. I have the best intentions, I slather lotion all over my hands and pay extra attention to my cuticles, but that doesn't seem to be quite enough. If I'm washing my hands a lot (like at work), or I am in a dry environment such as an airplane, I really need more moisture for my cuticles. Otherwise they become dry and will suddenly just sprout little tags of dry skin. I swear I can get off of a plane and my perfect cuticles will suddenly look like I've ignored them for weeks!

Dr. Dana just released this double ended wand, a super hydrating lipgloss and a cuticle gel-oil hybrid. The idea is that you're already bringing you lipgloss with you, having a cuticle product readily available means you're more likely to use it! Click through to see what I thought!

Gillette Venus and Olay Shower and Shave Cream Review

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Gillette Venus and Olay Shower and Shave Cream Review

Last year I got laser hair removal, which was great as I no longer felt like Chewbacca's sister. However, I'm not 100% hair free and I do still need to shave every few days. My hair is much more sparse than before the laser, and it grows very slowly, but I do prefer to be super smooth if I'm swimming or wearing shorts.

Which means I still shave every few days, but I can be much sloppier about it! I fully admit that I'll often just go over my lower legs with a razor when I'm lathered up with body wash. It isn't quite as smooth as when I use an actual shave gel, but it's all that I need most of the time in the winter. I've found that using body wash is about 75% as smooth as a shave gel.

So, I was pretty interested when Venus & Olay sent me their Shower and Shave Cream! It's a body wash that's meant to do exactly what I've been doing, help you shave with just the body wash. Except that this product is formulated to work that way.

Gillette Venus and Olay Shower and Shave Cream Review

I want to point out the fine print that I found on the bottle. This product is sold under two names, this is apparently one of the Olay Moisture Ribbons body washes, just repackaged. As long as you're aware of this, it's fine. I checked the price of the product at a few local stores (Meijer, Target and Walmart) and the price per ounce was always within a few cents of each other.

This is a very moisturizing body wash, and it does have a nice light vanilla scent. I found that it has a great lather, and yes, that lather can be used to help you shave. And it actually is a closer shave than with my "normal" Olay body wash, though not quite as close as with a regular shaving gel. It is smooth though! It works well enough that on a recent trip I didn't bring any shave gel, despite planning to wear shorts and swim every day. It saved me time in the shower and room in my suitcase.

At home I'm swapping my previous Olay body wash to this one for the summer, though I'll still keep some shave gel in my shower in case I feel the need to be extra smooth.

You can find it at Target, Walmart, or ULTA
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