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Event: in which we go to Beautypress’ #SpotlightDay Part 2

Ok, we’re back! I posted Part 1 of our trip to Spotlight Day on Wednesday, but we have even more fun and more brands to talk about!

After visiting with Private Rx, It was time to hit the Pura D’or table. I wasn’t familiar with the brand at all? But it turns out that they’re top sellers on Amazon so me not knowing about them was not a problem. The first thing that struck me was the generous size of these shampoo bottles. Also the pump top, because when you’re in the bath you can just pump some product in your hand and go to work. This is realistic. The shampoos and conditioners are made up of 99% plant based ingredients with no sulfates or parabens. And they’re unisex, so you can share them with your partner.

The Blue Line, featured above,  addresses hair loss issues and dandruff/dry scalp.  I immediately grabbed the  Scalp Therapy shampoo , which is a blend of  tea tree, peppermint and lavender oils, aloe vera, patchouli oil, and vitamins b&d to get at ‘the root of the problem’. Even if you don’t have dandruff, this is a great shampoo to detox hair of product buildup.

I also snagged the Brighten & Renew Skin Overnight Therapy with 20% Vitamin C. It has retinol to help fade age spots, ferulic acid and super antioxidants to smooth wrinkles and fine lines. I’m all over that. You cleanse your skin and smooth it on before bedtime. Reviewcoming soon!

You just don’t have enough stuff for your eyebrows. You don’t. You know why? Because while every other beauty brand covers the basics, Elke by Elke Von Freudenberg goes in, goes deep, and goes hard. This is hardcore brow maintenance. I have never seen this much product specifically for my eyebrows, and I admit to confusion and excitement. They had a  a special Brow Mascara, pots of  Brow Shadow (including a Night Brow Shadow that had shimmery glitter) , and pencils galore. They even had special brow brushes, not to be confused with the makeup brushes you already have. I’m salivating over the Duo Brow Brush for Wonderbrowtm wich is a spoolie on one end and highlighter/liner brish on the other. Gorgeous.


My brows were still shaped after a threading by Wink at the Real Simple event last month, but Elke reps stepped in and upped the game by filling in my naturally sparse brows and adding with a more natural looking highligher line. Pretty, right?  Would we say these brows are on fleek? I’m going to put my highlighter on with a brush from now on. After three years of blogging, I’m finally getting it; beauty products make you beautiful.

Next stop, Jouviance! As with many of Spotlight Day’s brands, Jouviance sprang from the mind of a reputable healthcare professional. The biggest skincare brand straight out of Canada was created by president and bio-chemist Roger Southin and renowned Canadian dermatologist, Dr. Guy Sylvestre in 2003.  Among its many successful products are the Rejuvenating 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Cream, RestructivSRD Anti-Aging Cream, and RestructivSRD Collagen Boost. The products, which range from $22 to $69 (for the 3-in-1 Anti Aging Cream #investment), are now available at select CVS here in the U.S. Jouviance is so good that product-mad beauty mavens in Korea clamor for them. That’s hot.

Their newest collection, Glyco-Laser Soft Peels, is an at-home treatment that brings you softer skin overnight. Using safe amounts of Alpha Hydroxy, Beta, and Glycolic Acids, the peels smooth on after cleansing to gently remove the dead skin that dulls your complexion. It helps your skin produce collagen and elastin, hydrates, and boosts your skincare routine. Jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, aloe and shea butter moisturize and enrich, so you basically end up with what everyone wants: glowing, healthy skin. We’ll definitely be talking about Jouviance again, soon.

The last brand I met was Youth Corridor, a new collection of high-end skincare developed by Dr. Gerad Imber. The products are supposed to bring you back to that time when ‘you radiate beauty, health, energy and vitality’ according to the doctor. The collection features products like Ultimate  Eye and Neck Repair Creme, a combination that I haven’t seen. Eye products are usually separate, but this makes sense, with the advance of tech neck.  They gave us samples of the Ultimate Antioxidant C Boost Serum, which is designed to enhance the skin’s rejuvenation process, and I guarantee it works. Almost instantly. I put a few drops on the back of my hand and the surface appearance smoothed, kind of dramatically. Definitely impressive.


Talking about and sampling beauty products is hard work! Of course, no event is complete without refreshments, and we had some awesome cocktails and sandwiches to revive us. We also had Daily Greens, a new juice brand  based in Austin that’s taking over the country. The founder, Shauna Martin, started the company after managing to survive cancer. Once she recovered, her passion for life led her to juicing and eating healthier foods, a good way to bolster a ravaged immune system.

The cold pressed juices have names like Elevate, Harmony and Purity and contain 6 pounds of raw pressed produce in every bottle. I snagged a few bottles, and was an instant fan. Harmony was the sweetest, but I added fresh lemon and a drop of honey to Purity which was a bit blander. I prefer these to Suja, which has kind of a funky flavor. Daily Greens was cleaner, refreshing, and definitely going to be a staple in my diet.


Definitely a great day out!


xoxo, Faith Bowman/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian




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