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Mother's Day is a few days away, and if you still need an idea for the perfect gift for Mom, think SHOES! A woman can never have too many pairs of shoes.
As a woman, we all want to wear beautiful shoes, but sometimes after the day is through, we can’t wait to kick them off. When it comes to dress shoes, I will usually pass and wear something a bit more comfortable and plain instead. But now I don’t have to! Thanks to Rockport shoes comfortable styles, I can wear that eye-catching pair of heels without the painful consequences!
That’s why I am more than relieved to be wearing these beautiful Total Motion Kalila Pumps.These pumps are available in a large spectrum of hues and colors. The color I am wearing is Blue Snake Patent and I absolutely love how they look and feel. Aside from Rockport shoes head-turning styles, they are so comfortable.
I never imagined that style could feel that way. Inside, they have a thick foam lining that cradles your foot like a glove. This retention foam footbed lets you take each step of the day with guaranteed comfort. These are perfect to wear to really any dressy event, and even better to enjoy a date night out.
Now, style doesn’t have to be such a pain! Rockport has such a wonderful variety of shoes from casual, active, dress and more!
Rockport shoes ensure comfort all day through. In the reviews and comments found on their page, you can easily make a decision with all the highly rated reviews which makes picking that pair even easier. You are sure to find the perfect pair of shoes (or two, or three for yourself and/or for Mom for Mother's Day!
For more information about Rockport or to check out their huge selection of shoes and other gift ideas, go to: http://www.rockport.com/rockport/all-womens-shoes
Product received. All opinions are my own.
NaturaBrasil Launches New Product Range – Chronos,
Brazil’s most popular cosmetics company, NaturaBrasil, launches new Chronos skincare line in the US market. Chronos is an #AgePositive skincare line that focuses on the needs of the skin at every life stage. The line consists of three categories that meld Brazil’s rich biodiversity with advanced science – a potent oil-based serum treatment, a trio of life stage specific moisturizers and a five-product daily care system.
Natura’s approach to anti-aging skincare is one of mindful simplicity and empowered acceptance. The Chronos line seeks to change the conversation surrounding age in the context of beauty, promote simplicity within wellness routines and embrace the ever-evolving beauty journey of life. Above all, Natura believes in three main pillars: self-care, caring for others and caring for the planet.
The star product of the line is the Daily Revitalizing Face Oil, a lightweight, enhanced blend of natural oils and esters (including five essential oils with powerful anti-oxidant properties) which restore vitality and radiance to dull, stressed skin caused by daily aggressors such as excess sun and pollution.
Brazilian Biodiversity Ingredients + Advanced Science:
- Brazilian Sapucainha: a Brazilian tree with seeds high in essential fatty acids that inhibit skin damage caused by external aggressions
- Polyphenols: extracted from essential ginger oil, stimulate the skin's natural antioxidant mechanism to provide further protection from environmental damage and improve skin vitality – neutralizes 91% of free radicals
- SymUrban: synthetic molecule that reduces the effects of pollution particles with the skin, protecting collagen and elastin fibers
- Instantly improves overall texture
- Instantly smooths fine lines
- Slows the appearance of aging signs
- Deeply moisturizes
- Protects from daily aggressions
- Skin looks restored and visibly renewed
- Lightweight, fast-absorbing
- Ideal for all skin types, except acne-prone
The second category of the Chronos line is a trio of life stage specific moisturizers which offer streamlined multi-benefit skin treatments. Refills are used to replenish each treatment – an important differentiator, and in line with the brand’s extensive sustainability efforts.
- Energizing Face Cream, 30+ – lightweight, multi-tasking moisturizer hydrates, energizes and protects skin to ease the look of stress and fatigue, using Jambu Extract exclusively developed by NaturaBrasil research, and polyphenols with 9.5% active ingredients
- Firming and Radiance Face Cream, 45+ – charged with amino acids and Brazilian Jatobá Extract , a natural collagen booster exclusively developed by NaturaBrasil research. D eeply moisturizes and firms skin, visibly reduces wrinkles and restores radiance with 11.1% active ingredients
- Lifting and Volumizing Face Cream, 60+ – visibly firms and contours skin, powered by Brazilian Casearia Extract, a natural skin filler which stimulates elastin fibers and the production of hyaluronic acid, and powerful oligosaccharides. Improves skin’s density, plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with 14.4% active ingredients.
Chronos’ final category focuses on daily maintenance and cleansing, with five complementary products that gently remove impurities from the skin while keeping moisture levels balanced.
- Gentle Cleansing Mousse – gentle foam thoroughly removes dirt and impurities while maintaining skin's natural balance
- Creamy Foaming Cleanser –formulated with Cupuaçu Butter, this mild rich cleanser removes impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural balance
- Bi-phase Makeup Remover – gentletwo-phase formula effectively removes makeup, and is enriched with natural humectants that protect skin's moisture barrier
- Skin Brightening Exfoliator – dual-acting formula combines skin-brightening properties of glycolic acid with gentle exfoliation of bamboo micro-particles to reveal smooth, radiant skin
- Hydra-nourish Moisturizer –daily moisturizer hydrates and nourishes skin with vitamin E, rice peptides and Cupuaçu Butter while protecting it from damaging free radicals
My thoughts: I have been using NaturaBrasil Chronos skincare products for three weeks now. My goal is to keep my skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible. By using anti-aging skincare products such as the Chronos skincare line, I am headed in the right direction to achieve younger looking skin.
I love the Gentle Cleansing Mousse. I use it at night in the shower to remove all of my makeup, as well as any dirt and oil on my face and neck. It cleanses perfectly, and does not irritate my eyes. It feels nice and light on my skin.
Each morning, I begin my day by cleansing my face with the Creamy Foaming Cleanser. It leaves my skin clean and gives it that extra hydration that my skin needs each day.
Every morning and night I apply the Firming and Radiance Face Cream, 45+. This cream is the perfect formula for both morning and night. It is not too heavy for daytime, and it is just the right consistency for a great night facial cream. My skin is renewed and visibly firmer.
Chronos skincare line retails for ($17.50- $62.00)
Natura is the most admired beauty brand in Brazil. The brand is known not only for the quality of its beauty products, but also for its commitment to transparency, sustainability and the promotion of well-being (what Natura calls "bem estar bem"). What started in 1969 as a single store on the famous Oscar Freire shopping street in Sao Paulo has grown into Brazil’s largest single beauty brand and a major force in beauty throughout Latin America. Since the beginning, Natura has been committed to more than just developing and selling beauty products. Two of Natura’s most deeply held beliefs are that the world is interconnected, and that business can be aforce for good. This ethos is reinforced by third party accolades including the United Nations Champions of The Earth Award and Natura’s status as a B (Benefit)- Corporation. To date, Natura has saved nearly 635,000 acres of Amazon rainforest – the brand remains dedicated to sustainability, community development and a vision of beauty without stereotypes.
www.naturabrasil.com | @NaturaBrasil.US
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
This Mother's Day, give your mom a gift that she will love. This year, I have chosen to give my own sweet mother Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skin Care for her Mother's Day gift. My mom deserves the very best, and Christie Brinkley's skin care is definitely the best! My mother is a beautiful woman. (Inside and out.) She has always taken very good care of her skin. She has tried many skin care regimens over the years and has spent a lot of money looking for 'that miracle product' that we have since learned, does not exist! But Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care comes pretty close!
Me and my beautiful mother
Below is a sneak peek of my mom's gifts that she is getting for Mother's day. I have listed each one along with a description and my thoughts of each product.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream~ This richly hydrating cream is the perfect daily moisturizer for use under your makeup or alone. My mom loves it because it keeps her skin supple and it has a very nice fragrance. My mother loves skin care products that have an uplifting scent.
COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash~ This gentle facial wash removes all traces of makeup, as well as eye makeup without irritating the eyes. It makes the skin clean and ready for the next facial product. I love how it keeps my skin from becoming oily and shiny.
RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment~ What a richly penetrating night cream! This night cream absorbs perfectly and is not at all greasy or heavy. My skin is transformed upon wakening.
Refocus Eye + IR Defense~ Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment with Bio-Copper Complex~ This formula is perfect for getting rid of dark circles and bags under my eyes.
Uplift Firming Neck and Decollete Treatment~ A luxurious, fast working cream that targets the décolleté and neck area with ingredients that help firm, smooth, brighten and rejuvenate the look of the delicate skin of the neck and chest. Uplift supports a firmer, smoother neckline. This is my mom's favorite product in this line.
Not only does Christie Brinkley have amazing skin care products, she has also recently created cosmetics that are beyond perfect! I was given the chance to review a gorgeous eye shadow palette, flawless foundation and richly hydrating lipstick.
FOREVER FLAWLESS Professional Finish Foundation - Its DNA damage-reducing formula contains Broad Spectrum SPF 40 protection. It’s powered by peptides and biomimetic ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin and infused with IR Defense.
This perfectly formulated foundation has skin care ingredients along with the most flawless, skin luminizing shades to enhance and beautify your face and neck.
Prime Time Day to Night Nudes Eye Shadow Palette contains a curated collection of perfectly-balanced color, professionally-developed to deliver easy, elegant, day-to-dazzling evening looks.
PURE RADIANCE Illumination Facial Oil~ A fast absorbing, luxurious blend of restorative bio-mimetic omega oils that visibly support skin's natural lipid barrier helping to protect skin from aging and damage. Targets skin discoloration and signs of photo-aging.
Lip Beautifully Moisturizing Lipstick is a non-feathering, no-fade formula developed to pamper lips with hydration and single-stroke, incredibly-rich color. It lasts a long time, too!
For more information, please visit: https://christiebrinkleyauthenticskincare.com
As more Americans consider the values of a company before purchasing, the socially conscious beauty lover will appreciate NaturaBrasil’s new holiday collection. Gift sets include rich beauty products made from exotic and rare Amazonian ingredients, and are housed in one-of-a-kind handwoven raffia baskets or clutches created by a women's co-op in Bahia, Brazil. Through this co-op, Natura is educating and empowering women, teaching them business skills and creating local economies.
Once emptied, the baskets double as functional decor – planters, jewelry organizers, serving bowls, and more. I absolutely love gifts that have more than one use!
Holiday gift set prices range from $29.50-$49.95
Black Friday: 30% off all full-size products + free shipping site wide
Cyber Monday: A free full-size product with $50 purchase + free shipping site wide
A little more about NaturaBrasil
Natura is a billion dollar (yes billion) natural and vegan brand that works directly with community co-ops in the Amazon rainforest (creating local economies, educating these communities on best practices and business acumen) to sustainably source ingredients. They also happen to be the first publicly traded company to be a B-corp and recently won a United Nations Champions of The Earth Award (goals?) – not to mention, they just scooped up The Body Shop and now own it!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it's time we start thinking about the perfect gift for her. Thank god ColorMetrics, Smashbox, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar has us covered with options for any type of Mom out there.
For the busy mom: Get real hair color in one swipe with TouchBack Marker
Unlike mascara, crayons, gels, and powders, TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing. TouchBack bonds to the hair and stays true until shampooed out.
For the healthy mom: Learn how to detox your home (and your life) with A to Z of D-Toxing, written by Sophia Gushee
“I share the lay of the land that I wish I had sooner--a road map of a family's potentially toxic exposures, especially those that are avoidable--so that you can formulate a game plan that suits your family's unique environment, lifestyle, and budget."
For the bold mom:Give her brows that wow at Wink Brow Bar
“Defined brows make you look in control and portray your mental outlook on life. From an aesthetic perspective, they structure your face, so that the eye rests on a person’s upper area, make your jawline lift and cheekbones higher.” – Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar
For the glam mom: Help her get the glow with Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer
This satin-smooth formula illuminates, perfects and enhances radiance while hydrating for better makeup application.
Give Mom the Gift of Beauty This Mother's Day
This Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th, treat mom to a gift she’ll really love. Whether she’s a gadget guru, jet-setter, beauty maven or multitasking mom, I have the perfect gift for any mom on your list.
For the Gadget Guru
Le Mieux Skin Perfecter
The Skin Perfecter uses ultrasonic technology (28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second) to deeply cleanse pores. The ultrasonic waves create a sudden formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid form called cavitation. This formation creates a micro-jet like current that increases the permeability of the cell walls, allowing molecules to be more easily transported through the outermost layer of the skin. This in turn pushes out any impurities and cellular debris.
$189 via www.skinperfecter.com
Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD
This handheld microdermabrasion system combats signs of aging, spots and sun damage. Featuring four adjustable power levels, the handheld RejuvadermMD is a compact microdermabrasion treatment that offers the portability and power.
$199 via www.trophyskin.com
Violife Personal Misting Humidifier
Violife has removed the bulk and added some style to this decade’s old beauty and health device. The Personal Misting Humidifier delivers the same ultra-fine mist found in large humidifiers, but can conveniently move from place to place.
Available in a number of different colors and patterns, the Personal Misting Humidifier uses ultrasonic vaporizing to moisturize the air, creating your own personal climate in almost any space. This light-weight, portable humidifier is ideal for travel - all you need is a standard water bottle and power outlet!
$40 via www.violife.com
For the Jet Setter
emerginC scientific organics trial/travel set
TSA and environmentally friendly, what could be a better combination? emerginC scientific organics, the 100% natural, paraben and synthetic fragrance-free line, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item, introduces their first trial/travel set. This conveniently packaged set includes six of scientific organics top-selling products. In addition to emerginC’s ongoing commitment to healthy skincare, for every travel set sold, they will plant a tree in an indigenous area, around the world.
The emerginC scientific organics’ trial/travel set includes: spirulina toner, kombucha cleanser, peel pad (3), eyelight cream, phytocell cream, and phytocell detox mask.
$89 at spas nationwide and online via www.emerginc.com
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Bee Sting Facial Kit
This kit contains the very best of Heaven to make your skin look younger, smoother, firmer and brighter. Using only natural and organic ingredients, the new Stratosphere collection by Deobrah Mitchell is a favorite of A-listers including Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Hudson and many more.
The Bee Sting Facial Kit includes: Silver Bee Venom Mask, SOS Serum, Formula B Eyes, Bee Polish, Orange Flower Hydrogel, New Edition Cleansing Cream, Divine Cream and Age Defiance.
$415.53 via http://america.heavenskincare.com
For the Beauty Maven
Topganic Shampoo, Conditioner & Treat Hair Mask Set
Derived from ancient apothecary blends for the elite and royal, Topganic is the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea. This gift set is available in two targeted lines that specifically treat hair concerns: Argan Oil from Morocco for Dry & Colored Hair and Obliphica Oil from Russia for Thin, Brittle & Color Treated Hair.
$29 via www.topganic.com
FABY Fabulous Mini Collection Set
From the brand new nail lacquer company, making its way stateside from Italy, this gorgeous collection of 4 mini nail polishes from FABY’s Fabulous collection feature high shine, quick dry time and a chip resistant and long wear formula. Includes Plastic Jewels and Neon Lights turquoise, Sugarful white, the firm and fizzy green Mint Bubbles and Hula Hoop Pink.
*Receive 10% off now through May 11th
USE CODE: MOTHERSDAY2015 on all online purchases.
$24.50 via www.fabyusa.com
For the Multitasking Momma
Life Time LifeSpa
For the mom that’s always busy and stressed out, treat her to a day at LifeSpa. Located in Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life destinations across the country, LifeSpa is the largest full service salon and spa in the nation with 98 locations across the country, including 1,400 highly trained technicians who deliver more than 1,000,000 customized treatments a year, LifeSpa treats its guests from head to toe, offering services for hair, skin, body and nails.
For more information, visit www.lifetimefitness.com.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to compensate this post.