Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OLAVIE Chardonnay Wine Therapy Body Butter

Who knew that my very favorite type of wine, Chardonnay, could also become an important ingredient of my newest and most favorite body moisturizer?! I certainly did not!  I was not aware of the Olavie brand until a recent online promotion allowed me to discover it along with the Olavie's Spa Collection of Products.  So it is with such enthusiasm that I share with you my latest and greatest skin care discovery!  I have fallen in love with Olavie's Chardonnay Body Butter, and for so many reasons.  Before I share them with you, let me fill you in with a brief introduction to Olavie:

{Adapted from the Olavie Website}

Our mission is to bring you a vineyard of relaxation and antioxidant benefits. Since 2004, Olavie has been producing the finest quality wine therapy skin care for spa treatments. Our clients include top spas in the world and we have fans among top celebrities in Hollywood. The most heart-warming endorsements come from normal people who have seen first hand how amazing our products are in bringing an end to dry skin and helping restore problematic skin to a youthful glow and silkiness.

Through the years, we also noticed that people living in the wine country seem happier and healthier. While regular spa treatments with good antioxidant products are important, the secret to health and happiness lies in stress-free lifestyle. We endeavor to bring vineyard living to you through antioxidant skin care products that keep you looking young, and home products that will give you that virtual vacation to the wine country anytime you feel like a mini-escape. 

You can learn so much more by visiting the delightful Olavie Website by CLICKING HERE.


The really gracious folks over at Olavie sent me a full size jar of the luxurious Olavie Chardonnay Wine Therapy Body Butter as a result of an online promotion.  The jar is huge and oh so divine! 

Price:  $37
Size:  8 oz.



Our best seller and wine therapy at its best, this emollient-rich formulation will help heal even the driest and roughest skin. What's more, the Chardonnay grape seed extract fights off free radicals while lavender and rosemary extracts impart a healthy glow to your skin. Finally, something that not only feels good but is good for you. Go ahead and indulge, we'll keep your secret.


I want my skin to glow year round.  But, I especially want it to look healthy and radiant in the summer, because that is the time of year that I show it all, well okay not it all, but a lot more of it, my skin that is!  The very first thing that allured me to this splendid body butter is its rich, thick, luxurious texture.  Upon first sight you can see it is no ordinary body butter, but rather something extraordinary.

The second this I noticed is the soft and subtle scent.  The two words to describe the combination of fragrance of chardonnay and grapefruit are enchanting and refreshing.  When I am showering I do not mind a robust mind altering aroma to inhale as I begin my day, but when I am done with that, and ready to apply a skin care product to my body, I want that aroma to be much more low key and subtle.  That is precisely what you experience with this product.  An delightful yet soft fragrance that is pleasing to the senses but will not conflict with the heat of the summer or any colognes I may want to wear at any given time.

Okay, now for the best part!  When you apply this body butter to your skin, you will instantly see your skin begin to shine, shine with a luminous glowing shine!  The good kind of shine, the shine that signifies healthy hydrated skin.  But it keeps getting better, oh yes indeed.  I applied the product to my skin after showering and that evening when I took a second shower, because it had been such a hot humid day, I could still feel the benefits of the body butter working on my skin.  That's right, the water and soap I used may have remove the product from my skin, but the superior ingredients contained within the product were still working their magic on me!  That is exactly why I am saying this is my favorite body butter ever!  The product that just keeps on giving!

As I write this review I have been taking breaks applying the product to my arms and legs.  I am finding that each time I use it, I need to use less and less of it.  That is because my skin is slowly being nourished back to health.  I did not think my skin was in bad shape to begin with, but now that I have witnessed first hand how superior this product is compared to other body butters I have used previously, I can see how it exceptional it really is.

No more scaling skin, no more flaky skin, no more irritations.  This product does it all and then some.  I find myself becoming a bit obsessed with this product, telling everyone I know about it, and now I have let you in on my favorite find too.  The product can be used on both women and men, it is ageless and timeless because anyone can benefit from using it.  So if you want to indulge on something very special for yourself or someone you love, this is my top pick!  I cannot think of anyone who would not be thrilled to receive this, use it and then want to spread the joy about it.

This concludes my review.

You can visit the Olavie website by CLICKING HERE and believe me your time will not be wasted by learning more about the brand, and all the wide range of products that have created to make your skin and your home glorious!  Have fun shopping!

Disclosure: I received the Olavie Chardonnay Body Butter from Olavie as a result of an online promotion. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Olavie in any manner. Registered & Protected

REVIEW: HAIRMAX The Science of Hair Growth

Hair loss, not a subject that is a very pleasant one for most people.  But the reality is, that a number of people suffer from hair loss, or thinning of the hair.  Hair loss can be caused by so many factors. It can be depressing or even traumatic for those experiencing it.  But, the positive news is that there is help out there for those who are having trouble with thinning hair, hair loss, or for those who want to prevent hair thinning or hair loss to occur.

There is a very innovative system that can help you nurture your hair back to health.  I am here to introduce this fascinating new system called HAIRMAX and share with you my experience using one of the products within this system.  So here is a brief introduction to HAIRMAX

{Adapted from the HAIRMAX Press Release}

Founded on the principle of providing men and women with the most advanced hair loss treatments and hair growth products on the market, HAIRMAX is dedicated to providing products that consistently meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of consumers.  The new HairMax for density Collection enhances, invigorates, revitalizes and fortifies  weakening hair follicles for thicker, healthier looking hair.

The collection can be used on its own but is also scientifically formulated to enhance the effects of the HairMax LaserComb, the first and only laser phototherapy medical device on the market that has been FDA cleared for at-home-use to treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth in men and women suffering from certain classes of hereditary hair loss.  HairMax first began development of their at-home-use laser phototherapy system in Australia.  Since 2000, the product line has grown to include three Hair Max LaserComb models and the most advanced hair growth products on the market.

My Review is only the tip of the iceberg on the technology behind this brand and information on the products they offer.  You can visit the HairMax Website directly by CLICKING HERE to discover more about this outstanding brand of hair growth products and devices.


I was sent a full-size bottle of HAIRMAX for Density Conditioner.  I am so appreciative to have a chance to experience one product from this very innovative hair loss treatment brand.  Although I personally do not have an issue with hair loss at this point in my life, I would like to prevent hair loss from every occurring to  me, so I plan to use this product as a precautionary measure.  Plus, I love the way the product smells and works for my hair!

Here are the details:

New HAIRMAX for density Collection ~ HAIRMAX for density Conditioner
Price: On Sale for $18



A sulfate free, botanically infused conditioner that deeply hydrates your strands, retaining moisture to strengthen and protect your hair. This restorative, lightweight formula rinses free without leaving behind residue that can weigh hair down. A combination of argan oil, plant extracts and nutrients, restores vitality and leaves your hair full, silky, and more manageable.


The invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil in this conditioner smells so energizing and invigorating to my senses, so imagine how much my scalp and hair loves it!  I have coarse hair and I found this conditioner to be ideal for the summer.  Lightweight yet effective in conditioning my hair and leaving it feeling hydrated and restored.  I love that it did not leave any trace of buildup on my hair, yet it made my hair feel that it had been adequately conditioned.

The product is rich and luxurious, very creamy and easy to work through the strands of my hair.  I play special attention into massaging the conditioner into my scalp as well as working it from the roots of my hair all the way down to the ends.  I found it pleasurable to do, not a task I had to do, because of the beautiful aroma the product filled my shower with.

I am very impressed with the product as a conditioner.  I highly recommend it.  I really cannot comment on its effectiveness as a product that improves hair loss, because I have only been using it for a few weeks now.  But, I would like to think that it is improving the condition of my hair, working to ensure it remains healthy and that I keep all the right amount of hair on my head.  And, hopefully prevent hair loss from occurring.  Although the brand does not advertise it does this.  In the future it would be great to see how using all the products in conjunction with each other, simultaneously, would be a better way for me to judge the effectiveness for treating hair loss.  I am hoping to get that chance soon.

I do believe that in reading the scientific data from the HairMax website and my researching the brand, I can say this sounds like an exceptional system for people who are experiencing hair loss to consider using.

You can visit HairMax directly by CLICKING HERE to learn more about this very innovative company and the systems they have created for hair loss.  I hope this helps some of you out there who are experiencing this issue.

This concludes my review.

Disclosure: I received the HairMax Conditioner for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with HairMax in any manner. Registered & Protected

REVIEW: Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator for Hair Removal

I love LOVE Summer!  I hate HATE shaving!  OK, I said it, one of my least favorite beauty tasks is shaving; keeping my legs hair free, my underarms hair free, and of course my bikini area hair free, no unsightly stray hairs, yuck!  So what if I told you there is a relatively easy, relatively pain-free way to keep your body silky smooth and hair free that can last for up to 6 weeks!!  Yes, you can invest just a little time, a little effort, and deal with a little bit of temporary discomfort to ensure you are hair free all summer long.  If this sounds wonderful to you, then read on.  The newest epilator from Emjoi is just what you need to keep your skin looking beautiful in a fabulous.  The Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator is a sleek, small hair removal device that is great for at home hair removal and easy to pack to carry with you while you travel.  


I was sent the fabulous Emjoi eRase e60 to review.  What perfect timing!  We all want to be hairless during the hot summer months, especially when we are showing more skin than any other time of year.  So I am thrilled to find a quick easy way to ensure that my skin looks silky smooth and hairless thanks to this sensational new device!

Here are the details:

Emjoi eRase60

Price:  $79.95

Model No.:  AP-14EB


The Emjoi eRase e60 is an amazing hair remover with 60 tweezer action discs to ensure rapid and non-irritating hair removal from the root for up to 6 weeks. With Precision Hair Removal Technology removing hair from the root has never been easier or more comfortable. Dual opposed heads stretch the skin to make the process extra gentle and the included sensitive cover hides some of the tweezers making it great for use in sensitive areas.
  • 60 tweezers, with Precision Hair Removal Technology, removes the majority of hair the first time, saving time and possible skin irritation by reducing the number of passes required to achieve smooth skin.
  • Erase Glide Technology - glide back and forth or use a circular motion over the hair for smooth, hair free skin in seconds.
  • Patented 3 disc system - each disc set contains one fixed disc and two that open and close to gently assist in skin stretching to increase comfort.
  • Skin Glide Technology lifts up and removes hair by gliding the tweezer discs over the skin with less irritation.
  • Dual opposed heads hold the skin taut and are more comfortable than other epilators.
  • Removes hair at the root leaving skin smooth for up to 6 weeks.
  • Removes hair as short as 0.3mm at the root.
  • Gentle enough to remove individual facial hairs on the upper lip and chin (by using only one side of the epilation head).
  • Great for removing hair from the legs, bikini line and underarms.
  • Dual speed control.
  • Includes sensitive attachment (for epilator head) to remove hair on sensitive areas.
  • Optional shaver / trimmer attachment available soon.
  • Electrically-operated (corded).

Included items

  • AP-14EB (eRase e60)
  • Travel pouch
  • Sensitive skin attachment


  • Corded
  • Dual opposed heads
  • Dual speed
  • Designed for women
  • Face + Body
  • Skin Glide Technology
  • 60 Tweezer epilator


OK, I am a newbie with epilators.  I am very aware of what they are, but I have never used one before.  I am not a very hairy person, hahaaa, that sounds strange to say, but there are some women who are very hairy!  But, at the same time I do have a normal amount of hair where it usually is, my underarms, my legs and my bikini area.  I don't have much hair on my face.  So after I spent a lot of time reading over the instructions on how to use the Emjoi eRase e60 device, and making sure I was 100% sure of how to use it, I began my review process.  Here are my results:


My legs are where I shave the most.  I do not have a lot of hair on them, but my hair is dark, so when I do have hair grow out, I want it gone, gone right away.  So this is where I used the device the most.  There are 2 settings on the e60 and for me slow is not how I want to remove the hair.  I want it gone fast, so I chose to use the faster setting mode on the device.  I was expecting the worst, you know, that feeling when you pluck a hair from your eyebrows, well, that is what I expected to feel on my legs, times 100!  But that was not the case.  I found that the hairs on my legs were so few and far between and so fine in gauge, that I was able to glide the device over my legs and feel very little tugging or discomfort.  A slight stinging sensation is how I would describe the discomfort, but it went away almost just as fast as it was felt.  I am very impressed with how quickly I was able to remove the hair on my legs.  I spent about 5 minutes on each leg.  And, I used the e60 after I had taken a shower so my skin was exfoliated and the hair follicles were moistened which made removing the hair a lot less painful.

Now to see how long it will be until I have to use the e60 again on my legs.  It has been 2 1/2 weeks since I used it and I am still hair free, YAY!


Next, I used the e60 on my underarms.  I usually shave them twice a week, again, I do not have that much hair under my arms, but enough that I want to shave them so no hairs are visible.  Again, I felt using the device after I showered would be the best time.  So that is when I used the device on this area.

I found that positioning the device correctly is key to comfort and success.  My skin is relatively taunt, so I found this to be the easiest of areas to remove hair.  It took about 2 minutes for each underarm.  I felt a little pulling of the hair, but again, just a slight stinging sensation which lasted a second, then I got used to it and was so pleased with the results that the slight pain was quickly forgotten.

It has been 2 1/2 weeks since I used the e60 on my underarms and I am still hair free there.  Again, wow!


I did not used the e60 on my face.  I really do not have any hair there so there was no need.


OK, sensitive area of conversation, yes?!  Well, this is "G" rated I promise!  I only used the e60 on the areas outside of my private areas, along the edges of the tops of my legs where the panty line ends and the skin begins.  For those stray hairs that do not look pretty when you are strutting around in your bikini.  Again, I have dark hair, so they show more so I want them gone, to disappear, forever!  OK, well we'll see how that works.

I decided to use the sensitive attachment for this area of my body, because let's face it, it is a sensitive area!  I was so nervous, because even shaving that area give me goose bumps.  So I pulled my skin tight with my left and, with my right hand holding the device facing my skin, glided it along using the slower speed.  For some reason the hairs in this area are thicker and more stubbly, probably from my shaving them all the time.  And, they always grow back, grrrrrr.  So I found this area of my body to be the most difficult to use the device on.

After using the sensitive attachment with the slower speed, I was able to remove some of the hairs, but there were still some visible to me.  I thought about using a razor to remove the rest, but decided to hold off, and try again the next day without using the sensitive attachment and also user the faster speed.  

So the next day I went at it again.  I spent about 4 minutes on each side.  This was definitely the best combination for me to use.  The faster speed, and without any attachments.  I was able to remove the rest of the hairs, with just a little bit of tugging and pulling which I did feel some slight pain and stinging.  Again, it lasted just a few seconds.  And, I was hair free!

It has been 2 weeks since I did this and so far I have not had to use the razor!  So I am thrilled.

This concludes my review.

You can visit the Emjoi website directly by CLICKING HERE to see the wide range of really innovative epilators, micro-pedi's and accessories they offer.  I think you will be amazed at how Emjoi's devices can effectively remove hairs, rough skin, and make your skin look its personal best!  Have fun shopping!

This concludes my review.

A very special thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing me with this product to review.

Disclosure: I received the Emjoi eRase e60 from Lipton Publicity for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with either Emjoi or Lipton Publicity in any manner. Registered & Protected

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

REVIEW: Oscar Blandi Hair Care

For me it seems like I have to take extra special care of my hair during the hot humid summer months.  I am in and out of the lake, so I am washing my hair everyday, plus I am out in the hot sun and the harmful rays of the sun are playing havoc on my hair.  So all this washing and blow drying of my hair makes it vital for me to use quality products on it that are going to keep it healthy and protected and looking beautiful.  I was given the opportunity to try out two fabulous products from Oscar Blandi that are just perfect for maintaining gorgeous summer hair!  I am very excited to be able to tell you about them in my review.  But first, let me introduce Oscar Blandi to you:

{Adapted from the Oscar Blandi Website}


In passion, lies beauty.

This is the quintessential statement behind Oscar Blandi’s philosophy on haircare. This message is consistent throughout every element of the Oscar Blandi empire. It is evident in Oscar’s fervent methods of styling, within the walls of his namesake salon, throughout his dedicated team of stylists and colorists, and inside every product in his extraordinary haircare collection.

It has been more than twenty years since Oscar left his home in Naples to bring his talents and old-world Italian methods of haircare to the United States. Oscar was born with styling in his blood; his father, brother, and three sisters were all in the business. Oscar himself began working on hair at the age of fourteen in the back of his father’s salon. He later left to work in several of his father’s colleague’s salons and attend art school to gain a diverse perspective and develop his own sense of detail.

Within a few years of his arrival in the states, Oscar opened his own salons in the prestigious Plaza Hotel and on Madison Avenue. With his namesake salons tremendously successful, Oscar’s reputation as one of the most sought-after hair dressers in New York and Hollywood quickly followed. His loyal celebrity clients include, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Faith Hill and Kelly Ripa to name a few.

Blending his extensive professional experience with innovation, Oscar launched the Oscar Blandi Product Collection in 2005 to renew and rejuvenate for “Oscar-worthy” hair. Oscar’s elegant, purposeful treatments and styling solutions are inspired by his love of hair and his passion for helping women express themselves confidently. This unique collection of hair essentials are infused with rich botanical ingredients to provide a luxurious experience for the senses and any hair style. Oscar Blandi products are available at the finest beauty retailers including Sephora, Ulta, QVC and

When Oscar is not creating his products or sophisticated red carpet looks for celebrities and socialites alike, Oscar can be found at his newly opened salon at 545 Madison Avenue. Like everything else in his haircare domain, this luxurious space reflects Oscar’s heritage and artistic passion.


I was sent two exceptional Oscar Blandi products.  I have been using them for a little over a week now, and I have fallen in love with both of them, for different reasons!  Two key products that are just incredibly amazing for effortlessly keeping your hair in tip top shape all summer long.  Drumroll, here they are:

Price:  $35

You can purchase this and other Oscar Blandi products at HERE or the Oscar Blandi Website HERE


Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum banishes frizz and imparts long lasting shine to all hair types.  This hair serum prevents unwanted frizz while giving long lasting shine, definition and lightweight reflection to dull hair.

  • Enhances shine
  • Minimizes frizz and fly-aways
  • Strengthens and moisturizes to help protect hair from heat damage
  • Jasmine essential oils provide a sensual, intoxicating fragrance for the hair
  • 1.69 oz.


Apply a few drops as needed and style as desired.  Use on dry hair to finish desired look or use on damp hair before blow-dry to protect hair from heat.


This product is literally the most amazing hair serum I have ever tried and I have used hundreds of them over the years.  My hair can frizz up at the very slightest hint of humidity in the air.  So with the humidity at 80% this past week, it was an ideal time to test out just how well this product can keep my frizz level down to a minimum.  I am thrilled to be able to report that not only did it keep my frizz level down, it kept my hair frizz-free!!  That's right, just a couple of small drops of this miracle in a jar worked wonders on my hair and made it silky smooth and soft.

But it keeps getting better!  The product not only eliminated the frizz-factor, but is made my hair shine with such brilliance!  To me, shiny hair is healthy hair.  When hair looks dull and lifeless, that indicates hair that needs some TLC.  This product instantly adds shine and hydration to my hair to make it look radiant and nourished.

OK, but there is more!  The scent, oh my goodness the aroma of this serum is sensational, or shall I say sensual!  If you love the fragrance of Jasmine, you will not be disappointed with this product.  It has Jasmine essential oil in it and so when you apply a few drops to your hair your hair immediately smells so lovely.  I have long hair so it was easy for me to take some of it and just inhale in the beauty of the scent.  It is so pleasing to the senses and who doesn't want hair that smells and looks gorgeous!  This product is a keeper for me!  

Next up:

OSCAR BLANDI Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray
Price: $25

Available at and many Beauty Salons across the country and Online Websites such as,, and more!


What it is:
A spray-format fast fix for dirty hair.

What it does:
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray is the ultimate time saver—in a spray version. It refreshes, revives, and rejuvenates the hair in a matter of minutes—no water or blow-dryer required. It thoroughly and effectively soaks up oil, removes product buildup, and boosts volume. Hair looks, feels, and smells freshly shampooed with a clean, lemon verbena scent. Go ahead, hit snooze!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This styling secret weapon does not include PPG's, MEA, DEA, TEA's, or Formaldehyde Donors; it is not tested on animals.

Suggested Usage:
-Hold can 6-8" away from head, lift hair into sections, and spray directly onto roots and scalp.
-Allow a few seconds to dry, then vigorously massage into scalp with fingertips.
-Brush out thoroughly.
-Restyle hair as desired.
-TIP: For goof-proof application, spray directly onto a natural bristle brush and run through hair.
To Prevent Clogging:
-Shake can vigorously prior to and during each usage; if this is not done, solids that fall to the bottom of the can travel through the tube and clog the valve.
-Immediately following each use, rotate the actuator (nozzle) between your thumb and forefinger 8 to 10 full revolutions; this action should remove any powder left on the valve.
-If the product becomes clogged or does not spray, take off the actuator (nozzle) and clean it with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol; dry well and place nozzle back on the stem.


You are at the beach, your have spent the day there, you have been swimming, sweating and your hair looks and feels disgustingly dirty.  Have no fear, this product is here!  In seconds you can transform your icky beach hair into clean, refreshed and smelling pretty hair!  This product is genius.  It literally cleans and revitalizes your hair just as if you had taken a shower and shampooed it yourself.  It will work the same if you have been swimming in a chlorinated pool.  I have used it this past week for both instances and so did a few of my girlfriends.  We all concluded we love this product.  We all have totally different hair types and styles and for each one of us we felt this product adequately and thoroughly cleaned our hair and made it look fresh in a matter of seconds.

Or, how about those mornings where you know you want to wash your hair, but you are just too tired or pressed for time and you are running late?  This product will be there to save you time and energy, and in moments you can have your hair looking rejuvenated, full and bouncy for the day. 

Oh and did I mention how intoxicatingly amazing this product smells?! Lemon verbena, so invigorating and energizing for your senses to breathe in!  Not only will you have happy hair, but you will feel elated when you apply this heavenly product to your hair.  I followed the application instruction to a tee and when you do that this product will not disappoint.  I found not only spraying it directly to my scalp and massaging it into the roots effectively works, but also I took the tip on spraying it onto my hair brush and also working it through my hair that way was equally effective.  I didn't mind trying both methods because this product is so pleasurable to inhale and use.  Again, another Oscar Blandi product that will keep you wanted to sniff your own hair over and over again.  I love it!  You will to, I am sure of it!

This concludes my review.

You can visit the Oscar Blandi website directly by CLICKING HERE to learn about the wide range of hair care products that are available and find the products that will work best for your hair care needs.  Have fun shopping!

Disclosure: I received the two products outlined in this review from Oscar Blandi for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Oscar Blandi in any manner. Registered & Protected

Thursday, July 3, 2014

REVIEW: Cargo Cosmetics Summer 2014

Summer heat!  We dreamed of it all winter long as we were shoveling our sidewalks and sweeping the snow off our cars.  It is finally here, YAY!  That means that we will be enjoying months of spending time outdoors in the heat under the sun partaking in all our favorite summertime activities.  I used to think that there was no way I could look pretty at the beach, or that I could look cool and refreshed when I was jogging, but I proved myself wrong!  You can, yes you can look beautiful in your makeup under the heat of the sun and in the water.  Thanks to Cargo Cosmetics and their new "Swimmables" cosmetics, you can wear makeup that won't melt off in the sun or come off in the water while you swim and keep cool!

If you are not familiar with the Cargo Cosmetics brand, here is a brief description of THEIR JOURNEY:

In 1996, Cargo emerged onto the scene as a professional makeup line that is used by the industry's top artists. The concept: simple, professional results that would be easy enough for all women to achieve.

From there, Cargo launched a multitude of award winning products, formulations and innovative packaging. It wasn't long before Cargo became the one to watch and garnered worldwide recognition as one of the most creative and innovative brands on the beauty scene. 

Today, Cargo continues to create products that are fresh, innovative and fun; all with a nod to the free spirit of the independent traveler. At Cargo, we truly believe that the journey is just as important as the destination. Therefore we will always strive to deliver "makeup to move you."


I am happy to have the opportunity to try out two of the newest Cargo Cosmetics products from the Swimmables Line as well as two gorgeous new colors of Cargo High Shine Essential Lip Glosses.  The timing could not be more ideal to test out these products because the temps here have been in the mid 80's and the humidity levels also extremely high.  And ta-da, these are the sensational new products from Cargo Cosmetics that I am so thrilled to introduce to you.  They are outstanding:


Price:  $26

Available in 3 Colors:  BALI (Medium Rose Pink), IBIZA (Shimmering Hot Pink) and LOS CABOS (Soft Tangerine)


This sweatproof, weatherproof blush has been tested by the make-up artists for Dancing With The Stars on the latest live tour. Water Resistant Blush stood up to hours of dancing! This longwearing formula withstands moisture so you don’t have to fuss with re-application. Specially formulated with a unique silicone-coated powder that provides better adhesion to the skin and withstands water.

Features and Benefits:

  • Silicone coated pigments provide better adhesion to skin and withstand water.
  • L-lysine , an amino acid found naturally in the skin, increases the long wearing and water resistant properties because of its natural affinity to skin.


Using a fluffy blush brush, apply the product to the apples and blend back along the cheekbones towards the ear. For a contoured look, choose a neutral tone and apply in the hollows of the cheekbones.


I received the blush in the stunning, radiant Ibiza color, which is the Shimmering Hot Pink.  When I first saw the color I thought, whoa, can I wear this bright, bold color?!  I am not tan at all, my skin is actually quite fair, and I was worried the color may be too bright and vivid for my coloring.  I must say, I am so glad I did not write this one off, as it is such a splendid, delightful color on me!

The color is very pigmented so you need apply only a brush swipe of it to the apples of your cheeks.  I always remember NOT to smile when I apply my blush, so it goes on exactly where it should.  And, it was hard NOT to smile when applying the blush because as I was trying it out for the first time I could not help but want to smile because the color is just so spectacular!  A really divine sweet pink glistening color that enhances the appearance of my face instantly!  It adds that youthful glow to my face, and the color, if applied moderately and correctly, will work with all skin tones.

I have been wearing the blush in 90+ degree weather with high humidity while I am working, swimming, and jogging and it really is sweat proof, waterproof and long lasting blush.  I think the shimmery pink glow it gives my cheeks is so pretty!  I highly recommend this amazing blush!  It is perfect for woman of all ages, and it will compliment your skin tone to make you look radiant and appear to have a youthful glow all summer long.


Price:  $18

Available in 6 Colors:  Black Sea, Grey Lake (Grey) , Loch Ness (Navy) , Pebble Beach (Brown), Pfeiffer Beach (Eggplant) and Secret Beach (Nude)


Stay in line. An ultra creamy, extreme wear, waterproof eyeliner with the feel of a liquid and versatility of a pencil. Locks comfortably into place for up to 14 hours. Creamy, transfer-resistant formula glides on effortlessly to create a variety of looks. Allows for ample blending time before setting. Concentrated pigments provide rich color payoff. Stays put through sun, sweat, swim and tears.

Features and Benefits

  • Moisturizing Waterproof Pigments.
  • Avocado and sunflower oil provide a creamy, cushiony texture.
  • Durable, budge-proof waxes lock pigments into place for up to 14 hours.
  • Liner tip offers versatile application—from delicate lines to thicker, fuller coverage.


Drag along lash lines to create a thin or thick line. Smudge or blend for a smoldering effect.


I received this fabulous Swimmables Eye Pencil in the terrific Loch Ness Navy Color.  It is a dark Navy shade that I really love!  Of all the different types of makeup that I apply, using eye pencils is probably the most challenging for me.  Because I do everything in a hurry, I usually end up messing up my application and then have to spend time correcting my messy lines.  However, I found applying this marvelous creamy eye lining pencil quite effortless and easy.  I immediately felt almost like an expert applying it to both my upper and lower eyelids.  I usually like to apply a rather thin line of eye liner for a more subtle look.  So with a light hand I was able to create the ideal line of color to enhance my eyes and make them stand out, without overdoing the more natural look I like to create for myself.  I felt I created a flawless line of splendid color to my eyelids.

As with the swimmables blush, I have been wearing the swimmables eye pencil in 90+ degree weather as I work, swim, run and go about my daily life in this heat.  The eye liner color does stay in place, it does not melt off in the extreme heat or when I am swimming in the lake.  It is awesome!  I have hazel color eyes and the Loch Ness Navy shade is so complimentary to them!  

I love the versatility that this creamy formulation of eye liner pencil provides.  You can "draw" a thin line with a light hand, or create a thicker line for a more dramatic look which is what I plan to do for evenings out.  You can create a smokey look by "smudging" the line with a Q-Tip which is what I use to create that type of look.  The eye liner feels so soft gliding across your eye lids, no tugging or pulling at them.  So it makes it fun and easy to create the exact look you envision for yourself with this.


Price:  $16

Available in 15 Gorgeous Shades


Introducing a new generation of Cargo’s lip gloss now housed in a larger package. Its super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff and locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated . This long wearing lip gloss has a slick texture that feels creamy, gliding over lips without being sticky. Ingredients such a Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness.

Features and Benefits

  • Super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff.
  • Slick texture feels creamy gliding over lips – non sticky.
  • Locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated.
  • Long wearing.


Use the especially designed application wand for an even application of color to the lips. Apply alone or over lipstick


I received two gorgeous lip gloss colors.  Anguilla, which is an opaque very light pink and Rio, which is a vibrant coral shade. Both lip gloss colors that are so enchanting yet so different from one another in color shade.  But what they have in common is very emollient and hydrating high shine color that make your lips feel so luscious and moisturized and look so delightfully kissable!  

From the moment you apply the lip gloss you can feel the luxurious creamy texture of the product work its hydrating magic on your lips.  You really only need a little bit of product on your lips to feel the intense hydrating and visually see the high glossy shine and intense color each shade provides your lips.  I have been wearing the Anguilla shade everyday during the day because the pale pink color is so enchanting on my lips on these extremely hot summer days.  And, I have been wearing the Rio shade at night to compliment my more dramatic evening makeup and the rich dark coral shade adds some pizzazz and spice to face to bring out my lips and make them look luminous.

The color is long lasting, the moisturizing properties long lasting and not to mention the large amount of product contained in each lip gloss tube!  I can feel free to reapply the lip gloss throughout the day or night because a little bit goes a long way and the tube of product is going to last me a very long time.

I have used other high shine lip glosses mane times before and quite often they leave a sticky thick feeling on my lips.  I am pleased to discover that that is not the case with these New Essential Lip Glosses from Cargo.  They provide you with that high shine that looks so lovely on the lips without that icky sticky texture or feeling.  I also have been experimenting with adding them on top of some of the lip sticks that I have been currently wearing to add more hydration to them, add high shine to them and enhance their color.  So whether you wear these essential lip glosses alone or add them on top of some of your favorite lip sticks, you will be able to reap the benefits of the Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil in them and this will help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness.  I highly recommend these for cosmetic as well as protecting your lips from the outside elements of heat or cold.  You will love wearing them year round for woman of all ages!

This concludes my review.

As I have now discovered, Cargo Cosmetics is an outstanding company that offers superior state of the art cosmetics and beauty products for women.  You can visit Cargo Cosmetics directly by CLICKING HERE to learn more about the company and the splendid products that they offer.  Have fun shopping!

A very special thank you to Cargo Cosmetics for providing me with the products used for this review.

Disclosure: I received the products outlined in this review from Cargo Cosmetics for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Cargo Cosmetics in any manner. Registered & Protected