Last week I had the chance to speak once again with Ms. Polly Blitzer, Founder of Beauty Blitz to discuss her favorite beauty buys for spring! From whitening your beautiful smile to the latest in hair, makeup and nails, she has it all!
Candace Rose: What are the hottest trends in makeup?
Polly Blitzer: “Well, there are so many great trends for spring and they’re going to knock your socks off, Candace. You’re going to have to buy a new new pair! The first is it’s all about a white, bright smile. You’re never fully dressed without one and this season it takes two and what I mean by that is it takes just two hours to get a noticeably whiter smile and two products. Crest really outdid themselves with products, one is their Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips and Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Enamel Renewal toothpaste. The Whitestrips are just $55 at a drugstore near you and they have a thicker ingredient layer so that you can really get these amazing benefits, two hours to whiten and it lasts up to three months. You get a whiter smile that lasts up to 3 months, I’ve never even heard of that before. And then the toothpaste, if you’re using it consistently for 14 days it will lift up to 90% of surface stains, so together these are like your bright smile dream team.
Crest 2 Hour Express Whitestrips and 3D White Rinse – Amazon.com
I also want to tell you a little bit about skin. Women as we head into the warmer months, we want to get light coverage. They don’t want to feel like they’re wearing heavy makeup but they still want to look good, right? So, CoverGirl just launched a NatureLuxe Silk Foundation. It’s so incredible, it’s spiked with a touch of cucumber water for a lighter, more luxurious feel, hints of jojoba and rosehip extract. It goes on smooth and easy. It gives you flawless, barely there coverae but it manages to make you look airbrushed in person. It comes in 12 shades, it’s oil free, paraben free and it’s under $12 at drugstores. So, it’s kind of a no brainer, right?!”
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation – Amazon
CR: How about for hair?
PB: “Oh my gosh! Well, for hair, I feel since the dawn of time women have been complaining about hair frizz for my over ten years as a Beauty Editor. The most commonly asked question is ‘What can I do to get rid of frizz’ so finally at long last, there is a fabulous long lasting product, it’s by Garnier Fructis called Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector. It’s an easy two step treatment that de-frizzes your hair right at home. First you apply a smooth it serum to damp hair, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse. Then apply perfect it cream, blow dry or flat iron your hair as you typically would. It’s heat activated and has proteins that are similar to the proteins in human hair. What it does is it totally gets rid of frizz and makes your hair sleek and smooth but it lasts for up to seven shampoos. I have never heard of anything like that, it’s totally formaldehyde-free so it doesn’t have any chemicals that people have been buzzing about that you don’t want in your hair stuff, and it’s $12 at the drugstore. Think about something that takes very little amount of time compared to a salon treatment, but so convenient and the results last for up to seven shampoos, so again it’s kind of like answering our beauty prayers.
Garnier Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector – Amazon
And then for nail polish everyone always wants to know that hot polish shade, all they need is that one bottle of something or a couple bottles of something to really jazz up their look because nails are almost like a wardrobe accessory now. Essie is the Queen of nail polish and she launched her spring collection, it’s called ‘The French Affair’ collection. They’re really playful names but they’re all really modern pastels. They almost like an Easter basket and Easter eggs. The one that I love the most, that I’m wearing now, I wore it all weekend and got so many compliments is ‘French Affair Pink.’ They’re $8 a bottle, it’s so easy just swipe on a coat of the hottest nail hue like this ‘French Affair Pink’ or even like the lilac and the blue and some of the new modern neutrals and beige’s and you have an update to last summers wardrobe. You don’t even have to go shopping as much. It’s all about updating with some fun accessories like your top ten on your nails.”
CR: Where can they be purchased?
PB: “You can get Essie polishes at drugstores. They’re $8 and you can also probably find a bottle at your local nail salon as well.”
CR: Do you have any additional information you’d like to share?
PB: “If you want the latest celebrity insider news and beauty tips, you can definitely check out beautyblitz.com”