Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Avon Summer Essentials: Mark Maui Bliss Collection Review

Hawaii is one of my favorite vacation destinations. The crashing waves, warm sparkling sand and lush rainforests that smell of fresh fruit are just a few of the amazing memories I have of exploring the coast. Now you can experience the island vibe with the limited edition Maui Bliss Collection by mark. These tropical bath, body and makeup products will whisk you away to paradise with uplifting scents and sunset packaging trimmed with swaying palm trees.

I took this cute pineapple beach bag/tote on my recent press trip to Turks & Caicos and it complimented my lounge wear perfectly!

Infused with a Hawaiian inspired blend of hibiscus, rich, glowing amber and refreshing coconut water this collection smells warm, soothing and delicious! The fragrant body wash transforms each shower into a relaxing escape and lathers well to foam away dirt, sweat and a sandy day at the beach. If you dream of swaying hammocks and fresh ocean breeze, the Wind Swept body wash is delectably sweet and fruity with a blend of sparkling grapefruit, orchid and cedarwood essence. Both these scents capture the spirit of summer and leave skin clean, smooth and moisturized. They retail for $12-$14 each.

The collection also includes the luxurious Maui Bliss Body Butter which is excellent for battling dry skin! The lush conditioning formula deeply moisturizes with aloe, shea, cocoa butter and coconut oil for soft, supple skin and protection from harsh weather. When it’s hot and humid, rich body products tend to make me feel warmer but when the AC is turned up high and the air is dry, I need extra hydration. Mark’s body butters are among my faves so if you haven’t tried them yet, you are definitely missing out! The butter retails for $14.00 and is also great for replenishing dry hands and rough heels.

Smelling irresistibly tropical may inspire you to get creative with your makeup and the Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Compact is the perfect mini size for vacation. With a beautiful array of shimmery blue, coral, lavender, champagne and glittery silver your beachy creations will match your floral prints and strappy sandals. The silky texture is non-creasing and fade-proof which is perfect for warm summer nights. The palette retails for $18.00.

Radiant skin is on-trend for the season and when you pair pretty golden highlight with a warm bronzer the results are gorgeous! The Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Powder resembles a stunning seashell embedded with rays of shimmer to brighten and illuminate while the soft brown creates a light sunkissed effect. The pigment isn’t deep enough to contour but it is designed for all complexions and I love how the multidimensional shimmer catches the light to make skin glow. The powder retails for $16.00.

The Maui Bliss Nailed it Mini Duo ($11) is also great for travel and the set comes with two shades - Heavenly White and Hula - a hip-swaying lavender. The formula is creamy with a high shine, gel-like finish and the subtle colors are soft and tranquil. 

I always carry some type of lotion in my beach bag and the Wind Swept Hand Cream keeps skin soft and moisturized so my manis can shine. After a dip in the salty ocean or lounging by the pool, my skin usually craves rejuvenation and this luscious formula fortified with elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid keeps dryness at bay and hands looking youthful. It retails for just $6.00.

That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($16) helps create sexy, free flowing waves for a loose tousled look. You can simply pop it in your beach bag and whip it out after emerging from the water or before heading out for the evening. To use: spray on dry or damp hair, shape with fingers or scrunch and you’re done! The mist is lightly fragranced to mask that ocean or chlorine scent and it doubles as a decent leave-in. Since I have naturally curly hair I can only use the spray when my hair is flat ironed and dry so I usually wait until a couple days before wash day.  

You can find all of these fab products at or through independent consultants

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