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Stop and smell the roses! National Red Rose Day was on June 12th. If you missed this glorious holiday (as I did, sadly) there is no better time than the present to embrace the power of roses, often found in KORRES skincare products. KORRES has an entire Wild Rose collection dedicated to this efficacious ingredient, including the below skincare regimen:
NEW KORRES Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum harnesses Wild Rose Oil in combination with Super Vitamin C to effectively brighten skin and treat all signs of ageing. The unique, double phase oil-and-water treatment has the significant ability to repair fine lines, deeply nourish skin and diminish skin discolorations. The intensive face serum contains no synthetic fragrance and is to be used as an intensive face serum treatment day and/or night.
For maximum skin tone repair, layer with Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil at night. The 10% Wild Rose Oil is used to brighten and improve radiance and skin discoloration while improving fine lines. Another key ingredient, 15% Super C is the highest concentration of clinically effective stabilized Vitamin C. This potent ingredient increases your skin’s absorption of ascorbic acid by 1000%, offering significant dark spot and discoloration repair while evening skin tone. Additionally, Bisabolol & Ginger root extract is a potent synergistic blend of natural anti-irritants that act against inflammation cause by air pollutants, harsh temperatures, and UV radiation. ($75; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial is an overnight facial-in-a-jar with a unique soufflé texture that melts instantly into the skin for intense hydration and brightening overnight. The formula contains a generous dose of Wild Rose Oil, boosted with stabilized Super Vitamin C, turmeric extract and hyaluronic acid for softer, smoother, and more radiant skin by the morning. The Sleeping Facial also addresses early signs of ageing and wrinkles by helping promote skin elasticity. ($48; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser is formulated with a range of natural ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. This new formula of a global best-seller is boosted with the new Patch H2O Complex for a lightweight water texture that quickly absorbs into skin and offers immediate hydration. Wild Rose Oil, combined with stabilized Super Vitamin C and turmeric extract helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone to reveal smoother and younger-looking skin. ($39; Sephora.com.)
I absolutely LOVE KORRES! I get really excited when I hear of new products they have created. I often feel like they are being made just for me! Okay, I know that KORRES isn't creating new products with me in mind, but it is always something perfect for my skin!
These two NEW skincare products from my favorite KORRES collections, are can be found online and in Sephora stores!
Introducing the NEW Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask and Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial
Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask:
I love this resurfacing mask! I use it once a week to remove dead skin cells that dull my complexion. It really came in handy last week when the weather became frigid during a freak late winter storm. My skin reacted by getting really dry. It was embarrassing because it was flaky looking and needed a good (yet gentle) exfoliating treatment. Thankfully this did the job, and left my skin looking renewed.
To use: I apply is directly to my face, neck and upper chest area, rubbing it in a circular motion all over my skin. I leave it on for five minutes, and then I rinse it off in the shower. It is easy to use.
Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial:
Harnessing the resiliency of Black Pine trees, this rich overnight moisturiser uses a proprietary blend of natural actives for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action. A hybrid of a mask and a night cream, the luxurious formula works overnight to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve facial architecture and visually plump skin by morning.
I absolutely love a nourishing night cream that revitalizes my skin as I sleep. This one is perfectly hydrating, yet not heavy or greasy. It absorbs deeply into my skin, and I really see a difference upon waking up in the morning. My skin is not only hydrated, it is also much firmer, and seems to have a healthy glow. This facial cream also has a very nice fragrance! I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area.
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Celebrate National Rose Month with the KORRES Wild Rose Collection! These cult favorites are effective, natural, and smell incredible.
Pay homage to the legendary flower that symbolizes beauty and love, with the KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil. Infused with real wild rose petals, this ultra-concentrated Vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. It provides significant antioxidant action while repairing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin's overall tone and texture. This silky oil easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy, enviable glow ($54; Sephora.com).
Indulge in an overnight rose facial with the KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. It’s more than a mask, more than a night cream, this overnight facial-in-a-jar delivers great skin by morning, as the weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin. Infused with wild rose oil that evens out skin tone, repairs fine lines, moisturizes, heals, and softens skin, this face cream with vitamin C also helps minimize the appearance of skin discolorations and black spots ($48; Sephora.com).
For soft, rose-tinted lips, use the KORRES Lip Butter in Wild Rose. Formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips, this rich butter melts on lips leaving them deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of "flavors" and is ideal for dry lips ($12; Sephora.com).
Even though I am yearning for some dry days, there's something very fresh about Springtime rain! To celebrate the fresh feeling of Springtime showers, I love to use bath and body products that help me feel uplifted in an all-natural way!
Here are two of my all-time faves right now:
KORRES Body Butter in Basil Lemon is a rich, luxurious, and beautifully scented cream enriched with shea butter to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness. Clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and smoothing action, it is beneficial for dry and chapped skin ($29; Sephora.com).
For a natural deodorant to keep you fresh all day and night, try LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Deodorant. This deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection for even the most sensitive skin. Healing moringa oil blends with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for extra gentle defense and nourishment ($14; Lavanila.com).
Ring in the New Year with style, and glam yourself up with these beauty essentials that will definitely make a statement. From hair to makeup – we’ve got you covered on how to look your absolute best for any NYE party you’re headed to.
All eyes will be on you at the party with this standout look by Hairdo. Make an instant impact with the Hairdo Spiky Clip, which is a textured hairpiece that easily clips in for a look that's equal parts playful and punky. “While effortless messy up-dos are all the rage this holiday season, we all know they are not effortless as it can take attempt after attempt to get it just the right kind of messy. Take the sweat out of the process by attaching the Hairdo Spiky Clip for the ultimate festive look.” – Kristina Barricelli, Hairdo Brand Ambassador. ($10; Ulta and Ulta.com)
Make a statement with KORRES Morello Lip Duos. These creamy Morello lipsticks provide a perfect and pure color release in one stroke, and conditions lips while lending them a bright, rich, luminous finish. The KORRES Cotton Seed Oil Long-Lasting Lip Liner provides precise, luminous color enriched with nourishing cotton seed oil, jojoba oil and antioxidant vitamins. Soft, smooth texture helps you define the contours of the lips and create a base for lipstick, ensuring beautiful, long-wearing color without feathering ($32.50; HSN.com)
Smell delicious with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragance in Pure Vanilla. The perfect vanilla, this sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia, and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time ($58; Lavanila.com).
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
KORRES is offering a limited-edition version of the Elixir for this season of giving, with a portion of the sales supporting the local farmers of Greece. For every Limited-Edition Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir sold, a donation of $5 will go to the Krokos Kozanis Cooperative, which supports more than 1,500 families in 20 villages around the area of Kozani that grow and hand-pick the precious spice.
Every October, the farmers in the Greek town of Kozani gather the Krocus flowers that yield the world’s most valuable spice: saffron. Filled with powerful antioxidants, the saffron from Greece is the highest quality in the world*, often valued as highly as gold. KORRES has harnessed the power of the precious spice with its Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir, a revolutionary formula that visibly repairs all signs of aging.
KORRES’ aim is to work with and not compete against Greece’s agricultural unions and local farmers. The brand has created more than 40 cooperatives across the country to teach organic farming and sustainable agricultural systems. In partnership with the Agricultural University of Athens, these cooperatives help locals through all stages of cultivation and harvesting, supporting them financially by purchasing the produce to be used in all of KORRES’ formulations. The donation from the limited-edition elixir combined with the brand’s existing yearly donation will provide $40,000 in support to the farmers this year.
Available for purchase at KORRESUSA.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Holiday parties are right around the corner, and we’ve got you covered on how to get the ultimate party girl look! Look your best and strut your stuff this holiday season with these beauty essentials.
Prep your skin with KORRES Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream. This Wild Rose moisturizer is formulated with a range of ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. Wild rose oil, a natural source of vitamin C, helps repair the look of fine lines and skin discolorations. ($38; Sephora.com)
Prep, prime, and polish your eyes in a single step with Pür Eye Polish Pure Pigment Eye Primer + Top Coat. With a pure pigment eye primer and top coat in one formula, this metallic cream shadow delivers flawless, long-lasting color with exceptional ease. Special light-reflectors add eye-popping vibrancy, while a silicone applicator minimizes smudging and creasing for expert precision.
Available shades:Cashmere, Satin, Silk, Velvet, Suede, Caviar. ($26; PurMinerals.com or ULTA Beauty stores nationwide)
Go for a stand out, show-stopping pony with the Hairdo 18” Simply Straight Pony. Wear this clip-in pony high, low or to the side, as it features a strip of hair that wraps around to conceal where the ponytail meets your own hair. It’s perfect for going from the office to the party! ($49; Ulta and Ulta.com)
Get a pout that is sure to stand out with Minis by Violent Lips. They are the first ever all-purpose temporary tattoos for lips, face, eyelids, body, and nails. They come in packs of 100 with designs ranging from rainbows to emojis to a cute little cactus and more! ($9.99; ViolentLips.com)
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The holiday season is right around the corner! Make sure to plan ahead and gift your beauty-obsessed friends with these ultimate stocking stuffers.
Get a glam holiday smoky eye with KORRES Greek Nights Volcanic Twist Shadow Collection. These six stunning shadows are smooth and creamy which makes them glide onto the eyes with ease for 24-hour wear. Perfect for on-the-go application, shades include Ivory, Golden Bronze, Grey Brown, Olive Green, Golden Pink, and Metallic Black ($35.95; KORRESUSA.com).
Cute and small, these three mini Healthy Deodorants are soft, seductive, and warm – a perfect combo for the cozy holiday season. Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Cozy Comforts Mini Deodorant Trio Set includes: Vanilla Blackberry, a blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, and warm vanilla; Pure Vanilla, a clean mix of warm vanilla and soft freesia petals; and Vanilla Coconut, an exotic combination of bright tiare flower, young coconut and soft vanilla ($20; Lavanila.com).
Spice up any holiday hairstyle this season with a Hairdo French Braid Band. This braid band is designed to fully accessorize your look in just one effortless step. Simply slide on the braid band as you would any elasticized headband. It makes the ultimate statement with a minimum investment (Ulta and Ulta.com; $10).
*Product sent. Any opinions are my own.
As the days get colder, it’s time to protect and nourish our skin! Keep your skin looking and feeling great with these skincare essentials that are perfect for the change of weather.
Don’t get caught with a dry, flakey face – moisturize your skin with KORRES Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream. This deeply moisturizing Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream contains full-fat, Greek yogurt—a natural source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to nourish and provide instant hydration to dry skin. It is enriched with vitamin E, olive oil concentrate, and macadamia nuts for antioxidant protection, and can be used every day as a part of your daily skin care routine ($36; Sephora.com).
Give your whole body the nourishment it needs with LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Body Butter. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Super soft scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence. Layer with any LAVANILA Healthy Fragrance to enhance your scent experience ($19; Lavanila.com).
Keep your feet feeling soft and looking nice all season long thanks to PediSpa by Look beauty Intensive Moisturizing Foot Masks! These treatment filled wearable socks noticeably smooth, soften and repair dry creaked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like Shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, this foot mask significantly improves the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99 for two complete pairs; Exclusively at Target Stores in the Foot Care Aisle and Target.com).
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Gift your loved ones with the ultimate skincare, body care, and make-up essentials from KORRES this year! From women’s gifts to men’s gifts, KORRES has you covered – These limited edition holiday sets sold on HSN.com are perfect for everyone and anyone on your list.
The KORRES Greece, Joy & Love Ornament Trio is the perfect gift to hang on your tree this year! These three travel-sized body butters are all enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften and rejuvenate the skin, as well as sunflower, almond, and avocado oils to improve elasticity and smoothness. Scents include Basil Lemon, Japanese Rose, and Guava ($19.99; HSN.com).
Want mistletoe-ready lips? Indulge in the KORRES Butter Not Pout Lip Collection! This deeply nourishing collection of Lip Butter Sticks and Lip Butter Glosses are formulated with a luxe blend of softening and soothing ingredients, including Mandarin oil, sunflower waxes, shea butter, and vitamin E. You choose whether you want to go creamy or glossy. Shades include Colourless, Peach, and Rose Lip Butter Sticks and Pink, Peach, and Natural Lip Butter Glosses ($34.95; HSN.com).
Treat the special guy in your life to one of the KORRES Men’s Holiday Sets. With three scents to choose from, these EDT’s and after shaves make for the perfect gift ($38.50 each; HSN.com)
- The KORRES Blue Sage Men’s Collection combines notes of mint, lime, and grapefruit with geranium, patchouli, and vetiver.
- The KORRES Mountain Pepper Men’s Collection has notes of fresh mountain pepper, crisp bergamot, and woody coriander which give the Mountain Pepper Eau de Toilette its masculine, spicy edge.
- The KORRES Vetiver Men’s Collection mixes bold notes of bergamot, cedar, and amber for a refreshing, woody scent that’s undeniably alluring.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a KORRES Greece, Joy & Love Ornament Trio (ARV: $19.99)
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*Posted in exchange for product, however, I fully endorse these products and all opinions are my own.