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For all you self-described beauty junkies (like myself) who have pride in their appearance, it’s time to try these essentials that will help combat every concern you have. Plus, they make life so much easier!
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel
An ideal towel for longer hair that’s curly, fine, ageing or prone to damage. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.
Conair Bobby Pins
Conair has everything you need for beautiful hair. Smooth-coated, sturdy, ball-tipped steel bobby pins are packed in a clear plastic container for easy storage. Taking care of hair for over 40 years.
Scunci No-Slip Grip The Evolution Hair Ties
Scunci Evolution hair elastics are gentle on the hair and have 'no slip grip' technology. The jelly texture of the elastics ensure hair is held in place, with causing damage. Comes in a mixture of fashionable colours.
DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer
DDF's first overnight discoloration moisturizer effectively hydrates skin during the nighttime sleep cycle to help reduce the appearance of melanin build up, and helps to achieve younger looking skin.
Lumene Valo Bright Eyes All-In-One Eye Treatment
Let the light shine from your eyes with this lightweight cream. Precious handpicked Arctic cloudberry combines with brightening vitamin C to help to diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles for skin that looks visibly fresher and more awake. Our revolutionary technology reduces the appearance of puffiness, recharging the whole eye area for a brighter, more radiant overall look. Experience the eye opening effects of potent native ingredients.
Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer
Blended to instantly restore and replenish, our hydrating lip gel is for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Fragrance and color free.
*Products received. All opinions are my own.
I was recently browsing online for skincare companies who create all-natural, chemical-free skincare products for Christmas gift ideas. I came across Pristine Beauty. Not only did their adorable Old Hollywood Style theme catch my attention, I was also intrigued by what I was reading about their products
Pristine Beauty produces an effective 100% pure and natural skin and hair care product line that promises to change your life and the lives of others. "Our desire is to promote a positive mind, a joyful spirit and a healthy lifestyle with a touch of Old Hollywood Glamour!"
I was given the chance to review one of Pristine Beauty's products, and I chose Hooray for Brallywood Butta. Anti-aging moisturizer.
My thoughts: From the moment I laid my eyes on the beautifully packaged bottle, I knew this was going to quickly become one of my favorite beauty creams. It looks so elegant. I apply it first thing in the morning after cleansing, and it keeps my skin moist and supple all day long. It does not interfere with my foundation, and it does not leave my skin looking like an oil slick. It is actually the perfect base for my makeup.
I also apply it after cleansing at night. It is the perfect night cream. It makes my skin looks youthful and radiant. My skin was starting to feel dry with the cooler temperatures, but my Brallywood Butta saved the day. My fine lines and wrinkles are vastly improved.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a full-sized bottle of Pristine Beauty's Brallywood Butta Face Cream. (ARV: $38)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information go to: http://www.shoppristinebeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Being a beauty blogger, I am blessed to be able to try out and test many different skin care products. Once in awhile, one will come along and I am thinking, "Wow!" Good Karma Skincare's Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream is one of those products. It combines a day cream, night cream, refining serum and eye cream all in one jar! Plus, it really works wonders on my skin!
As a holistic practitioner with a demanding schedule, Cynthia Ransom was compelled to create much needed skincare products that are convenient, affordable, luxurious and truly natural….but most importantly, proven to yield genuine results.
Desiring an effective yet simple anti-aging routine, she began creating products using holistic ingredients and a few secret weapons. Her skin repairing arsenal included a mystical formula received from her client, a 68 year old Shaman that Cynthia will tell you has “amazing skin!”
The Shaman (or ‘medicine woman’) partnered with Good Karma to share her seven oil formula she received in meditation; thus Lux 7 was born. Using the oil as the foundation, Cynthia worked with bio-chemists for over two years to perfect her nutrient dense formulations. Once finalized, simplifying the beauty process was realized by taking four of her products; a daily moisturizer, a skin refining serum, an eye cream and a night cream and combining them into ONE JAR. Thus Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream was born.
Using her holistic science knowledge and experience, Cynthia also helped to pioneer a new process used in all Good Karma products; Bio-Fresh™ is advanced homeopathy that helps to preserve the integrity of ingredients and direct the botanicals to work in synergy, creating beautiful complexions. And of course, they kept the original seven oil recipe as Lux 7 Rejuvenating Facial Oil.
Good Karma Skincare’s ingredients are derived from 100% natural and renewable resources. Cynthia’s Holistic background takes it even further, banning many unsafe natural and hidden ingredients commonly found in other products. Good Karma proudly boasts; “We don’t test on animals, we feed them”. As a matter of fact, a portion of every sale supports their program Beauty feeds the Beasts™, which provides a meal for an animal in a shelter. Now that’s Good Karma!
I received a sample of Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream to review and I have been using it for two weeks straight, both morning and night. The first thing I noticed was the light, creamy texture. After cleansing, I apply it all over my face, neck and chest area. It absorbs completely and makes my skin feel nice and refreshed.
As the days went by, I noticed that my skin looks so much younger. Any lines I was worried about have been reduced significantly. I never get greasy looking during the day the way I do with other day creams. Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream is the perfect day and night cream and I would definitely recommend it to busy moms who don't have a lot of time to pamper themselves. It is very affordable, too! It is so much cheaper to have just one cream that does it all instead of 3-4 different ones that take up space, plus your money.
Good Karma Face Cream makes my skin glow!
About Good Karma Skincare
Founded in 2013, Good Karma Skincare is based on holistic science and the wisdom of a Shaman. As a traditional Naturopath, our founder Cynthia Ransom believed it was possible to achieve real results using therapeutic dosages of nutrients instead of chemicals AND do it in a simplified manner. Taking her four top products and putting them in one jar took 2 years to prefect; Lux 7 Four in One Face Cream is a game changer in the beauty arena. Previously concentrating on local clientele, Good Karma is now ready to go national because Everyone Deserves Good Karma!
Enter to win! Two winners will be chosen to receive a jar of Good Karma's Luxe 7 all-in-one face cream. (ARV: $48 ea.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tool form below. Good luck!
You can see the entire line of Lux 7 products at: www.GoodKarmaSkincare.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With Coachella only a few weeks away (April 15th), it’s never too early to start thinking about what you need to pack! Be sure to have these beauty necessities ready before you head to the desert – so you’ll be looking fresh, styled and festival ready all weekend long!
1. KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes are perfect for quick cleansing on the go! They remove dirt, makeup, and oil from face and eyes. Great for all skin types especially oily and combination, each pre-saturated wipe eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection ($15; Sephora.com ).
2. Relieve dry, irritated skin in an instant with Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray! Uniquely soothing, this formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators — including a proprietary ceramide complex, allantoin and panthenol — to ease parched, itchy skin right where you need it. The Proprietary Cooling Complex feels soothing like a cold compress, lending you instant relief. ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)
3. Keep your skin protected with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sunscreen for Face SPF 40. This SPF uses a new generation of mineral sunscreens for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Our 100% Natural SPF 40 Face Cream uses a new generation of mineral sunscreens for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Infused with youth-promoting antioxidants, botanicals and amino acids, this ultra sheer formula delivers daily protection and nourishment ($28; Lavanila.com ).
4. Ban Roll-On Deodorant covers up embarrassing sweat all day while you’re in the sun! Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates odor that other antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind, providing an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness! ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)
5. Deep clean your face in just 60 seconds with the Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask Clean. This breakthrough thermal mask warms to open pores, melting away deep down impurities and grime, then rinses them away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Formulated with natural charcoal, this masks works in one minute to clear up 2.5x more dirt and oil than leading competitors for clean, tingly-smooth skin! ($7.99; Drug and Mass Merchant Stores)
6. Easily add a pop to your hair with Hairdo by HairUWear French Braid Band. Add a finishing touch with the Hairdo French Braid Band that's as much fashion accessory as it is hair accessory. Effortlessly chic, it attaches in an instant. What better way to add cachet? Use to hold your hair back for a classic look or hold your ponytail or bun in place with this braid band, just like you would use an elastic ($10; Ulta.com ).
7. Make sure sandal covered feet are ready for the desert thanks to Look Beauty! PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask noticeably smoothes, softens and repairs dry cracked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like Shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, these wearable socks significantly improve the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99; Target in the Pharmacy Foot Care Aisle and Target.com) ($9.99; Amazon.com )
Disclaimer: I posted in exchange for product. Opinions are my own.
I love discovering new beauty products! VENeffect is one of my newest favorite anti-aging skincare lines! Now available at Soft Surroundings at Bridgeport Village, VENeffect has every skincare product you’ll need to prevent signs of aging and maintain beautiful, young-looking skin.
Created by two sisters, Dr. Rebecca Booth, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and Cecil Booth, a beauty industry veteran, they recognized a need in the market for a product that addressed the effect hormones have on our skin while aging; they also realized that the use of estrogen worked wonders on skin elasticity. While you need a prescription for estrogen cream, these women were able to find plant-based phytoestrogens to create a skincare formula that is both luxurious and effective.
“The Venus Effect”, the week when a woman’s peaking estrogen causes a peak of vitality and beauty, and motivated by first-hand experience, the Booth sisters spent seven years developing VENeffect. This innovative, technologically-advanced targeted skin care collection effectively addresses the hormonal aging process through the use of its advanced proprietary phytoestrogen complex: plant-based molecules that safely and effectively restore collagen, dramatically increasing elasticity and reversing the signs of aging. Many anti-aging products increase cell turnover by exfoliation; VENeffect inspires collagen production, replenishing what women lose naturally to significantly improve the vital glow of healthy skin.
In addition to anti-aging properties, VENeffect phytoestrogens, such as those found in the seeds, nuts, roots, and sometimes in the bark of many plants, provide further benefits including: photo-protection, natural anti-inflammatory effects, and super-antioxidant properties. The line was developed not only to be safe and highly effective, but also to provide a luxurious experience for women.
VENeffect skincare consists of:
Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer – hydrating formula that dramatically increases elasticity and infuses the skin with an immediate glow
My thoughts: I was sent a sample of this amazing moisturizer. I apply it at night after cleansing to my face, neck and upper chest area. It is the perfect night cream. I awaken to the most radiant, beautiful, wrinkle-free skin. It truly hydrates my skin and well as tightens it up. I absolutely love it!
Firming Phyto-Lift Serum - potent anti-aging treatment to brighten, firm and enhance the skin
Firming Neck and Décolleté Creme – ultra firming and hydrating formula specifically designed to reverse the signs of aging on the neck and décolletage
Anti-Aging Eye Treatment – potent yet soothing treatment that brightens, de-puffs and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet
Anti-Aging Lip Treatment – a deeply hydrating and protective formula that visibly reduces and prevents the appearance of vertical lines, while softening and plumping the lips
My thoughts: I received a sample of this miracle lip treatment to try out. As I am getting older, I have found that making those funny 'fish lips' for selfies is simply no longer cute! It causes wrinkles around my lips that are just not attractive. I hate having lines around my lips.
I have been using VENeffect's anti-aging lip treatment for a few days now, and I have already seen a remarkable difference. My lip lines are plumped out and extremely smooth. I actually apply this treatment at night, before I go to bed so that it has time to really work its magic while I sleep. I slather it on my lips as well as onto the skin around my lips. This balm has a nice flavor to it, too.
VENeffect products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance free, silicone free, gluten free and paraben free. Made in the USA, VENeffect Anti-Aging Skin Care ranges in price from $85-$195 and is available at Soft Surroundings, among other luxury beauty retailers.
For more information please visit: http://www.veneffect.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Perfectly Pure is a new beauty line from the makers of Puritan’s Pride—a well-known online provider of supplements and vitamins. The line is made from all natural ingredients and includes a variety of products with these ingredients:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Shea Butter
- Argan Oil
- Coconut Oil
Perfectly Pure does not contain:
- Artificial Color
Additionally, the products are made with 100% vegetarian ingredients, and are never tested on animals .
I was sent samples of Perfectly Pure Products to review. I received Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Retinol Cream, Shea Butter and Moroccan Argan Oil.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
I was in the market for a new night cream. I was completely out of it, and night cream is definitely a huge beauty staple for me. A good night cream can make all of the difference in restoring youth and vitality to the skin. Thankfully, I was introduced to Face Whisperer® Night Cream with Matrixyl®
- Matrixyl® 3000 is one of the strongest anti-wrinkle ingredients today!
- This Cream Smoothes Skin, Includes Siloxane
- Perfect at Night, Absorbs Well, Works While You Sleep
My Experience: Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Night Cream is one of the finest night creams I have ever had the pleasure of trying, and believe me, I have tried many very expensive ones. (This one is not very expensive at under $40.00) My skin is completely line free. Any lines I may have had before using this product look filled in and plumped out. I cannot see any lines on my face at all. It is as if I look ten years younger. Maybe it is because this cream is the first one I have tried that contains Matrixyl®. Perhaps Matrixyl® is the miracle ingredient? I do not know, but it makes my skin look luminous. I love how it absorbs so perfectly and leaves no residue or shine. It is not a heavy cream. I apply it nightly after cleansing to my face, neck and chest area. I love it!
Just wanted to show how my skin looks lately!
To learn more about Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Night Cream go to: http://sublime-beauty.net/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Fights against the visible signs of aging caused by oxidation, environmental stress and glycation. This cream has made my skin so very soft and supple.
To learn more about Sesha Skin Therapy or to find out where you can purchase, go to: http://www.seshaskin.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of Sesha Skincare to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Fifiani Skincare is an amazing line of skincare products which uses Marula oil in its formula. Marula oil has been for centuries by South African women in the care and beauty of their complexions.
Marula oil is a potent, powerful and pure anti-aging wonder. Ten times more stable on the skin than olive oil and rich in vitamin C, this remarkable oil is naturally chemical-free, and safe for all skin types, even sensitive. After using this amazing oil on your face for only a few months, you will notice some pretty incredible results: reduced fine lines and wrinkles and an all over youthful radiance.
I have only been using it for over a month now, and I am hooked. Fiafini had send me samples of their delicate cleansing emulsion, divine hydration moisturizer, deluxe anti-aging eye cream, and their exceptional skin serum.
I use this wonderful, mild yet effective cleanser on my face first thing in the morning, and to wash my face to remove my makeup before bed. This lightweight daily cleanser that gently clarifies and purifies the skin, Delicate Cleansing Emulsion quickly dissolves all traces of dirt, oil and makeup from the skin while delivering powerful anti-aging benefits with Marula oil. I even use it to remove my eye makeup because it does not sting my eyes.
Divine Hydration Moisturizer
I apply this moisturizer in the morning right after I wash my face. This moisturizer helps soothe and calm redness with Prickly Pear, Avocado and Evening Primrose extracts, while also reducing environmental stress on the skin. Powerful antioxidants Marula oil and vitamin E fight fine lines and wrinkles, and help visibly firm and lift the skin for complete perfection. I love how it completely absorbs into my skin and does not make my face greasy. I apply my foundation right over it, and it makes my foundation look more natural.
I apply this wonderful eye cream after I wash my face and mousturize. Formulated with Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract—breakthrough apple seed stem cells that help maintain the healthy functioning and replication of new skin cells in the epidermis—this powerful cream also contains the powerful antioxidant Marula oil and clinically-proven peptides to help reverse the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes both immediately and in the future. Nourishing botanical extracts of chamomile and licorice help decrease inflammation, improve circulation, and prevent puffiness and dark circles. I love this eye cream because I know that I am helping to prevent wrinkles, plus correcting damage from the past.
Exceptional Skin Serum
I use this luxurious serum after I was my face at night. I apply it, and let it sink into my skin for ten minutes before I apply my night cream. It is so moisturizing that I sometimes just skip the night cream altogether. Sometimes I use it under my makeup in the morning. This serum contains Marula oil and Vitamin E to infuse the skin with potent anti-oxidants for complete anti-aging benefits. Chronobiological Cell Energizers actively help keep skin firm and lifted. Glycerin nourishes and softens skin, protecting against moisture loss.
After a few weeks of using Fiafini Skincare, I have really noticed a difference in my skin's radiance, firmness and just overall beauty. Below if a photo I took of myself (and I hate pictures I take of myself) to show you what my skin looks like. I am only wearing lipgloss, mascara and eyeshadow in this picture, no foundation. Even though I do not want to 'brag' I just want to show you how good my skin looks after using Fiafani for a few weeks. I love Fiafini!
(I do not know why the photo turned out so dark....sorry.)
If you would like to learn more about Fiafini Skincare products, or to make a purchase go to: http://www.fiafini.com/
Disclosure: I received samples of the products above to test and to keep. The opinions are my own.