kissmixLips need special treatment. Year round. One product that I always have on hand is Eve Lom's Kiss Mix.

While packaged in a cute little tub, this treatment is overflowing with a luxurious blend of active extracts to hydrate and protect your lips. It's also cooling, making it perfect in this heat.

It can be used under lipstick as a moisturizing base, on its own for a softening pearlized sheen or over lip color for a slick shine. You can even use it as a night time treatment, applying it before you go to bed. This is one treatment that provides instant benefit.

*Available at Jeffre Scott

If you are not already inspired to try something a little different before summer comes to a close, here's a little food for thought. Colorful makeup!

I have my eye on Chanel's Inimitable Waterproof mascara in aqua. While there are many beautiful colors to choose from, I am smitten with this one. The aqua color would be fun layered at the lash tips for major pow! And it just seems so summer, doesn't it?

Trying something new doesn't have to be drastic. But it has to be a stretch for it to count.


Maryna Linchuk for Vogue Japan March 2013

While there are many versions of the smoky eye, I gravitate toward the softer side. However, after watching Charlotte Tilbury’s step by step guide, I think I'll give this rocker chic look a try!

riolipstickI've never been one to shy away from color. Especially on lips.

With matte, bold lips taking over the season, I felt the need to play around a bit with one of my besties, Jeffre Scott.

If you haven't visited Jeffre, you must. You are seriously missing out. Not only will you find the highest quality brands in skin care and cosmetics, but you will also experience the best customer service.

After swiping several bright colors across my lips, I landed on my most adventurous yet — Rio by Susan Posnick! It's more pink than I've ever done. I have at least 4 shades of ColorEssential lipsticks. They are that good. I gravitate toward berry shades, and this spin on it screams fantastical fun!

How daring do you feel these days? Go ahead, be fierce.

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britenzOver the last couple of weeks, I've been testing a fun, new product that whitens teeth on the go. Thank goodness for the 'on the go' factor, as I don't stand still for more than a minute.

Britenz is an all natural brush-on teeth whitener that is easy to use and fits right into your purse. It's safe and effective. I can attest that it absolutely brightens your smile for the short term, in addition to the long term with continual use. 

Britenz, containing 100% natural xylitol, organic Aloe Vera, CoQ10 and natural peppermint extract, was developed to whiten your smile in just a few hours. Formulated by dentists, Britenz protects and helps with oral care while delivering fast results. The ingredients are safe, so you don't have to worry about trying not to swallow. And you can see the product working right away, as it fizzes.

It's no surprise that a bright smile brings confidence. Smiling releases endorphins and adjusts your body chemistry. It's proven to lower blood pressure. So why wouldn't you want a phenomenal smile that delivers all of that?

I say, spring is the perfect time to whiten

Who wants to give Britenz a whirl with me? Britenz would love to give away a few whitening pens to those looking for whiter teeth and fresher breath in an easy application. Simply leave a comment below and you'll be entered to win Britenz Brush-On Teeth Whitener. Enter now!