Friday Favorites: A Calming Orange Tea & More

A relaxing Orange Pekoe Tea and a Hydrating Hair Oil are a few of our Friday Favorites this week! See what else we’re loving, below:

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Clockwise from Left: Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar available at Lush.com, Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil available at Bumbleandbumble.com, Twinings Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea available at Walgreens.com, Rouge Eclat Lipstick in “Juicy Clementine” available at Clarinsusa.com, OPI Nail Lacquer in “I Reached My Gold!” available at Drugstore.com, Refreshing Scrub Cleanser available at Origins.com, Jo Malone Home Candle in “Orange Blossom” available at Nordstrom.com, The Painter: Airbrush Sponge available at Sephora.com,  Let the Sun Shine Print available at Etsy.com

Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

15 Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Products

Think pink with these amazing beauty products benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness!

By Federal Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Federal Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Happy October! It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know there’s a breast cancer diagnosis every two minutes? Did you also know that a life is lost to the disease every 14 minutes? Breast Cancer Awareness Month has made great strides in spreading awareness across the country. However, we need to be more than aware. We need to be proactive.  What better way to help support the fight against breast cancer than to buy one of these fabulous products that donate to the cause?

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1. Philosophy Shower for the Cure, ($20, Philosophy.com). We all need to shower, so wash your hair and body with a product that donates 100% of the proceeds to women’s cancer research! 2. Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set, ($15.99, Target.com). For the seventh year in a row, Sonia, who is a breast cancer survivor herself, created an exclusive brush set that will be available year round to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 3. Estee Lauder Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Pleasures Solid Perfume Metal Compact, ($49.50, EsteeLauder.com). One hundred percent of the proceeds of this solid perfume in a gorgeous compact will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Another well worth it purchase! 4. Coach Sig BCA Limited Edition Spray, ($68, Coach.com). A portion of the proceeds of this classic Coach fragrance will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 5. EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Breast Cancer Awareness 2-Pack, ($6.49, EvolutionofSmooth.com). Keep your lips hydrated with this lip softening duo. A portion of the proceeds goes to breast cancer research. 6. OPI Pink of Hearts Limited Edition, ($15.95, Ulta.com). You’ll find Pink-ing of You, More than a Glimmer and nail decals in the seventh annual Pink of Hearts promotional pack. OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. 7. Sephora Collection BCA Purposely Pink Lip Duo, ($14, Sephora.com). This lip gloss duo includes Pink Shimmer No 1 and True Pink No 2. One dollar from every purchase will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a total minimum donation of $10,000. 8. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition French Pink Set, ($45, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com). Order this blush and get a free Mini Face Blender Brush plus free shipping! They’ll donate $10 of every purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 9. Elemis Think Pink Beauty Heroes, ($58, TimeToSpa.com). This kit includes Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Limited Edition Pink Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment for Neck & Bust. Proceeds from every purchase will go towards a $15,000 donation to the Breast Cancer Care Fund. 10. Stila Positively Pink Set for Breast Cancer Awareness ($9, StilaCosmetics.com). When you buy this pressed powder cheek palette and luxurious Lip Glaze in Splendor, $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 11. Essie Breast Cancer Awareness Collection ($8, Essie.com). For the second year in a row, Essie has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. You can pick up their limited edition shades Pink About It or Pink Works to support their contribution. 12. Clinique Pink with a Purpose Limited Edition Almost Lipstick, ($15, Clinique.com) Clinique will donate $3 of every purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you buy this lovely lipstick in Pink Ribbon Honey. 13. Conair Power of Pink Flatiron, ($51.99, Conair.com) You can get this adorable pink flatiron year round along with other pink hair tools. Conair will donate $110,000 of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research! 14. Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief with Rosemary Mint Aroma, ($24.50, Aveda.com). Aveda will donate $4 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you buy this hand cream in one of their most loved scents. 15. Tweezerman 2013 BCA Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer, ($22, Tweezerman.com). Shape up those eyebrows with one of the best tweezers on the market. Tweezerman will donate one dollar of each purchase to Susan G. Komen and CEW Cancer & Careers.

Laura Knipping is the Special Projects Editor at Spa Week Daily.

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5 Fall Nail Trends to Try Now

‘Tis the season to stock up on the hottest new colors and nail trends for fall.

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By Maegan Tintari [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Nail polish is our favorite beauty item to play with, and we know we’re not alone on this one. Women are shelling out millions yearly in order to keep up with the latest trends. This fall season is no exception: There are so many fabulous colors we’re dying to try on! Here are our top five nail shades to rock this season…start stocking up, ladies!

Oxblood

Oxblood is back again this fall and despite the slightly off-putting name, we’re totally digging these shades. Any of these deep dark red colors will add a classy touch to any fall ensemble.

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1. Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Wicked Attraction, ($4.79, target.com). 2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Black Dahila, ($10, occmakeup.com). 3. Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in Do You Speak Love?, ($1.99, ulta.com). 4. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Opaque Black Cherry Red, ($18, sephora.com).  5. RGB Nail Color in Oxblood, ($16, beauty.com).

Shades of Blue

Blue is so in this fall we couldn’t choose just one shade of the iconic hue. From midnight to cobalt to navy, try on any of these polishes and let the compliments start flowing.

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1. NARS Opaque Nail Polish in 413 BLKR, ($19, narscosmetics.com). 2. Essie After School Boy Blazer, ($8, essie.com).  3. OPI Incognito in Sausalito, ($9, ulta.com).  4. Topshop Nail Polish in Varsity, ($10, nordstrom.com).   5. Zoya Nail Polish in Sailor, ($8, zoya.com).

Metallic

Sporting an edgy rocker-chic mani has never been so fun! This season, metallic polish is a total must-have.

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1. Topshop Nail Polish in Eyes of Steel, ($10, nordstrom.com). 2. OPI Peace, Love & OPI, ($9, ulta.com). 3. Pixi Beauty Nail Polish in Charcoal Celebration, ($8, pixibeauty.com).  4. Essie For the Twill Of It, ($8, essie.com).  5. Nails Inc. Foil Polish in Kings Road, ($11, Sephora coming September 2013).

Chocolate Brown

This cozy fall shade has us daydreaming about cuddling up with some hot cocoa. You’ll love wearing this rich hue from the first pumpkin spiced latte of the season straight through to holiday time.

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1. Zoya Nail Polish in Louise, ($8, zoya.com). 2. Spa Ritual in Shimmer Shrewd, ($12, drugstore.com). 3. Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer in Delicate Brown, ($17, sephora.com). 4. Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Girl Talk, ($6.99, drugstore.com).  5. Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Russian Roulette, ($4.79, target.com

Glitter

Glitter is big this season, and these fun, loud polish choices have us teeming with excitement over our next mani appointment!

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1. Deborah Lippman Glitter Nail Lacquer in Lets Go Crazy, ($19, sephora.com). 2. Topshop Nail Polish in Magpie, ($10, nordstrom.com).  3. Zoya Pixie Dust in Arabella, ($8, zoya.com). 4. Nails Inc. Bling It On Glitterball, ($22.50, Sephora coming September). 5. Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Cha-Ching!, ($6.99, ulta.com).

Bonus Round: Nail Art

This season budget beauty brand Essence definitely didn’t skimp on the fun stuff! With Essence’s new nail accessories it’s easy (and cheap!) to create a unique and stylish nail art look.

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Essence Nail Art Stickers in Just Magic and Good Girl, ($1.99 each, ulta.com). Essence Effect Nails in Tonight at Midnight and Candy Buffet, ($2.49, ulta.com).

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Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor at Spa Week Daily.

 

11 Pretty Primers for Flawless Faces

primersGet prepped, primed and pretty with these fantastic primers!

Melting, runny makeup is never pretty. If you want to put a permanent stop to bleeding eyeliner and messy lipstick, make sure that a handy dandy primer finds it’s way inside your makeup bag. For flawless makeup that doesn’t miss a beat, here’s ten different primers for all your beauty needs.

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1. Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primer ($10.95, physiciansformula.com). Filling in both fine lines and wrinkles, watch those imperfections fade with this talc-free primer.

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2. Laura Geller Spackle Supercharged Fortified Under Makeup Primer in Roller ($32, laurageller.com).  Roll on some this cult favorite, and watch your makeup last and last all day long.

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3. NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($34, sephora.com).Create a flawless canvas with this SPF 15-rich primer which helps to prolong foundation and gives your face an evenly contoured look.

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4. DeVita Prime Corrective Clear ($27.95, devitaskincare.com). Looking for a more natural product? Make this botanical, pore-minimizing primer your top pick.

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5. Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer ($34, sephora.com).Take your makeup to red-carpet perfection with this oil-free formula.

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6. Pixi Beauty Redness Reducing Primer ($28, target.com). With this green tinted base, don’t let blotchiness and redness discourage you from wearing makeup!

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7. Shu Uemura Under Base Mousse ($38, shuuemura-usa.com). Prep your face easily with this ultra smoothing base.

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8. Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer ($22, sephora.com). Tired of bleeding lipstick? Prep and plump your lips easily with this natural Argan and mint infused formula.

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9. Iman Cosmetics Time Control Under Cover Agent Oil Control Primer ($16, imancosmetics.com). Throw this primer in your purse right before tonight’s big event for a matte, gorgeous look.

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10. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eyeshadow Primer ($20, toofaced.com). Keep lined eyes and bold shadow in place with this tinted anti-crease goodie.

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11. Merle Norman Anti-Redness Foundation Primer ($24, merlenorman.com). Right when redness strikes, try this neutralizing botanical product.

Courtney Leiva is a contributor to SpaWeek Daily, runs The Doll House and is a proud Tweetaholic.

10 Glam, Gorgeous Nail Art Sets, Kits + Colour!

If DIY nails are totally your thing, prepare to go gaga over these ten nail sets promising you one seriously hot manicure.

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Show off your digits with nail art you create yourself. Flash wild colors on your fingers and your toes. This summer, the trend is about self-expression: Wear a ladylike nude one day, then go bold the next.

After looking at our list, you’ll have a hard time deciding which nail kit or what poppin’ color you should try next.

State of the Art Nail Set

1. Sonia Kashuk State Of The Art Nail Art Set ($12.99, target.com).Got a thing for greens and blues? Create chip-resistant looks with this five piece set including three polishes and two applicator brushes.

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2. Ciate Corrupted Neon Manicure ($25, sephora.com). When you want your mani to be loud and proud, spice up your tips with this glow in the dark polish.

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3. Urban Decay Nail Color ($15 each, urbandecay.com).Test out a more vampy look with any of these smouldering shades.

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4. Nails Inc. Spring Summer Trend Collection ($25, sephora.com). Whether they’re creamy pastels or bold neons, these lacquers got serious attitude.

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5. FLOWER Nail Lacquer ($4.98 each, walmart.com). Finally! Super-affordable polish that won’t break the bank.

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6. NCLA Stephanie’s Galaxy & Electric Gradient Gift set ($48, shopbop.com).Get nails that are outta this world with this galaxy printed nail wrap and matching bag to match. Plus, a bonus ombre nail wrap and topcoat never hurt, right?

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7. Deborah Lippmann Dancing in the Nude Mini Nail Quintet ($45, lippmanncollection.com).

With five polishes this gorgeous, being in the nude never looked so good.

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8. Napoleon Perdis Nude Bar Phase II Nail Collection ($15 each, napoleonperdis.com).

Mix and match your mani-pedi with these three new colors perfect for summer.

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9. Butter London Colour Clash ($15 each, butterlondon.com).Try vivid brights for a truly mesmerizing look.

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10. OPI Neon Revolution Set ($19.95, opi.com).Seriously. Who can resist some popping neons?

Courtney Leiva is a contributor to SpaWeek Daily, runs The Doll House and is a proud Tweetaholic.