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A Rose is a Rose…and a Natural Skincare Rock Star!
Devera Naturals’ Rosewater Cleansing Toner Cleans,
Soothes & Promotes Healthy Skin
Roses are the ultimate symbol of beauty. But did you know they actually provide benefits to those seeking natural beauty solutions for dry skin, fine lines and many other skin conditions? This long-stemmed beauty booster has been used since ancient times to help reduce wrinkles and tighten pores. Cleopatra may have started this trend. Turns out she was a huge rosewater fan and used it daily to keep her skin beautiful with a youthful glow. Many women worldwide still use rosewater as a daily facial toner.
Because it contains antioxidants that help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. It’s often used as an astringent after facials to close pores and tighten capillaries. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin. Additionally, the molecules in rose water are small so they pass into the skin easily, making this natural elixir beneficial to all skin types. It can help soothe and cool sensitive and irritated skin, balance and cleanse oily skin, rejuvenate, soften and tone mature skin, revitalize and add beautiful glow to the normal skin.
Many Health & Beauty Benefits
Aside from the obvious aesthetic and aromatic qualities of this quintessential beauty icon, here’s a list of benefits that can last way beyond the moment at which the last petal falls from the beast’s enchanted rose:
- It’s a great cleanser that aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores.
- Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil
- Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema
- Due to its antibacterial properties, rose water also aids in healing scars, cuts and wounds
- The antioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue
- It also helps aging skin, keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay
- The nourishing and moisturizing properties of rose water enhance the quality of hair. It is known to treat mild scalp inflammations and get rid of dandruff. Rosewater works wonders as a natural conditioner and revitalizes hair growth.
I love everything about roses. The fragrance, the beauty, and the beauty benefits. I was given the chance to review Devera Natural's new Rosewater Cleansing Toner. I apply it liberally all over my face, neck and upper chest area with a cotton ball after I cleanse my face. It removes any extra dirt or impurities. I let it set on my skin for about five minutes before I apply my moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling completely refreshed and toned.
Rosewater Cleansing Toner
This multitasking cleanser cleans, tones, and exfoliates in one easy step. Rosewater, a naturally mild astringent, gently removes residual dirt, oil and makeup from skin. Here it is infused with hydrating oats and willow-bark extract to moisturize, while promoting healthy skin-cell turnover. (Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, too.) .
4 fl. oz. (120 ml)
About Devera Naturals
Devera Naturals is a woman-owned business created in 2008 by Linda Joffe as a result of a serious bout with breast cancer. Linda is passionate about enhancing the beauty of every woman…naturally. Devera Naturals offers only those products that will benefit consumers according to the company’s uncompromisingly high standards, containing only natural and organic ingredients.
Devera Naturals functions to benefit their consumers, employees, community, and brand.
Their eco-friendly packaging comprised of recyclable glass containers and environmentally safe ink labels contribute to the sustainability of our community. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation which helps provide mammograms and follow up care for disadvantaged women throughout the U.S.
Devera Naturals products can be found online at https://deveranaturals.com/. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeveraNaturals.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, get in the sexy spirit with the hottest products from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London, Jergens and Eylure! Rimmel London’s new Oh My Gloss Oil Tint Lip Color will offer a fresh pop of juicy lip color while Sally Hansen’s beautiful and bold red and pink nail colors will add just the right romantic touch to your nails.
And to top of your beauty look, use the Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow to boost your overall color for a night out on the town! AND last but not least, instantly amp up your eyes with the Eylure Lashes.
LIP GLOSS – BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT!
Rimmel Introduces New Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint
Ready for an addictive lip sensation? Rimmel London introduces new Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint, an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula that’s packed with a blend of four precious oils. Enjoy a moisturizing lip gloss with a refreshing pop of ultra-glossy, non-greasy, sheer color. It’s gloss… but not as you know it!
This tinted lip oil is your secret weapon against dry and faded lips. The ultra-light, non-sticky, non-drying texture delivers comfort in a unique palette of fresh, flirty translucent shades.
What’s more, the ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish. Your pout just got glossier and more kissable!
Shown below in Modern Pink and Pop Poppy
INTRODUCING COLOR THERAPY FROM SALLY HANSEN
THE ADVANCED NEW NAIL POLISH THAT COMBINES COLOR AND CARE
Sally Hansen continues to lead in innovation by introducing its new Color Therapy products: a nail polish, top coat, and nail & cuticle oil, inspired by women’s desire to wear beautiful color while simultaneously caring for their nails. Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. Vibrant tones, available in three magnificent palettes, glide on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. The Color Therapy nail polish provides the ultimate color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color.
Complete your manicure with the Color Therapy top coat and nail & cuticle oil, both formulated with the same argan oil contained in the nail polish. The top coat provides an ultra-glossy finish for extended wear, and the nail & cuticle oil, the ultimate in nail therapy, instantly makes nails and cuticles look healthier, restored, and rejuvenated.
Color Shades Shown Below : Berry Smooth, Rosy Glow, Red-ience and Red-y To Glow
Jump-start your natural-looking color in just one day
With the exclusive Glow Perfecting® Complex, JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days to Glow™ Moisturizer
The Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow Moisturizer provides natural-looking summer color FAST! Jumpstart your color within 1 day and get a full shade of color in just 3 days. The product contains a proprietary blend of skin tone-specific color enhancers, has no sunless tanner odor and contains antioxidants. So come on and get glowing for your loved one!
It is designed for Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan skin tones
Short, light and sweet, these Natural lashes give slight fullness for the perfect Valentine’s Day look.
The Naturals No. 031 lashes are a loosely woven, compact lash with a soft, even finish. Eylure strip lashes enhance the natural beauty of your eyes and can be applied with ease. With a natural feel, the lashes contour the eye perfectly and are long lasting.
*Product en route. Any opinions are my own.
Ring in the New Year with these New cosmetics from Mally Beauty. The cold winter weather can result in drier skin. Mally Beauty has all of the products that you need to look gorgeous and stay hydrated all season long. You can create a perfect winter look with these three beauty essentials from her new H3 collection:
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss
Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfect shine every time. Available in shades: Shimmering Nude, Sweet Peach, Pinky Daisy, Shimmering Nude, Tea Rose and Orchid Berry
I love this moisturizing lip gloss. It not only protects my lips from the elements as effectively as my regular lip balm, but also looks glamorous and beautiful.
Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick
This lipstick provides triple hydration with just the right amount of coverage and subtle shine. It is rich in antioxidants to help keep your lips smooth during the cold weather. The formula is gel based rather than wax, so it leaves lips nourished and rich in pigment all day long. Available in shades: Grapevine, Rosy, Poppie, Nudish, Buff, Coraline, Angelic, Sheerly, Crush, Hibiscus, Flame and Flush
This luxurious lipstick is so very hydrating. My lips have not been chapped all winter long. The color stays vivid all day long, I love it.
Mally Beauty H3 Concealer
Cover dark circles with Mally Beauty’s newest concealer, brightening the under eye area instantly and giving a boost of hydration. This formula is packed with pigments that are designed to neutralize discoloration, containing active anti-aging ingredients that will leave your skin feeling refreshed without fading or smudging. Available in shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich
This concealer is probably the best one I have ever used. It doesn't settle into my lines the way other formulas do. It just melts right into my skin and leaves it looking radiant and youthful.
For more information go to: http://www.mallybeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
If you are still in need of a gift for a special lady, look no further than Devera Naturals. I have tried Devera's skincare products and they are amazing!
For a short time, you can enter to win this magnificent Holiday Gift Set of Devera products. (Shown below.) This festive set includes Devera's Multi-Vitamin Serum, Snowflower Creme and Miracle Eyes, and the lucky winner will also receive a beautiful glass 3-candle votive! The total retail value of this prize package is $140. (3 Winners!)
Click here to learn more. https://deveranaturals.com/givea…/devera-naturals-giveaway/… and make sure you see how you can triple your chance of winning!
Hurry…this offer will close on December 22nd!
*Products en route. All opinions are my own.
With Fashion Week on the horizon, channel your inner fashionista! Be sure to have your vanities’ stocked with the perfect beauty essentials so you’re always looking runway ready from head to toe.
Show off clear, camera ready skin, with a sense of style thanks to Bioré® Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips! Cast in bold leopard, zebra and giraffe prints, Bioré Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips make the already immensely satisfying process of purifying your pores even more fierce and fun. Whether you’re prepping for a girls night out or movie night in, these exotic, animal-print pore strips will make you feel like strutting down the catwalk and leave you with cleaner, healthy looking skin. ($6.49; Drugstores and mass retailers)
Feel fresh all day long with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant Collection. Get superior odor protection with this 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glucan technology fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results ($14; Lavanila.com).
Maintain smooth, moisturized skin for 24 hours straight with Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).
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).
Give yourself a chic, non-committal do with Hairdo’s Clip-In Bang. Don't snip - clip! This 5" long bang has 9 1/2" face-framing sides that blend seamlessly with your own hair. Going out with a bang has never been so much fun - or so commitment-free ($29; Ulta.com).
After running around in your heels all day, treat your feet to the PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask!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)
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NYC New York Color and Rimmel London are going bold! With the launch of the new NYC New York Color Kajal Eye Pencil and Get It All Lip Color, you are sure to stand out for Spring.
And with Rimmel London’s new Magnifeyes double ended shadow and liner, you will have all you need for a complete eye look.
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR GET IT ALL ALL IN ONE LIP COLOR ($2.99)
-Comfortable and creamy texture in a long-lasting formula
-Intense, vibrant and shiny finish
-Non-drying formula wears up to four hours
-Available shades: ImpREDssive, WondeREDful, IncREDible, FUCHSIAtastic, FabFUCHSIA, PINKdigious, ExeptioNUDE
MOCHAmazing, ExtraordiBERRY, TerrifiCORAL
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR SHOWTIME KOHL KAJAL EYELINER ($2.99)
-Creamy, soft, and smooth texture glides easily over the skin, offering coverage and intense color in one stroke.
-Cone-shaped applicator gives you maximum precision and helps you achieve luxuriously lined lids
-Available in four ultra pigmented shades: Deep Brown, Deep Grey, Purple Glam, True Black
RIMMEL INTRODUCES NEW MAGNIF’EYES DOUBLE ENDED SHADOW AND LINER ($6.47)
-Get magnified eyes in two easy, mess-free steps. Rimmel’s spectacular 2-in-1 eye pencil delivers ultra-intense, long lasting color for stand-out eye-looks.
-Highlight, sculpt and accentuate your eyes with a double dose of rich, high-pigment color. The dual-tipped pen features a stay true shadow at one end and a 24 hour kohl kajal liner at the other, which can be used on both the lash and water line. Just draw on the drama! In a flash, eyes are defined AND lids are enhanced with incredible, head-turning hues – double wow! The creaseproof, transferproof and waterproof formula means your magnif’icent eye-looks stay put and looks fresh all day.
-Available in five strong shade combos in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes. The duo palettes have been carefully selected to work together for a complete double dare look, or you can mix and match to create your own unique fashion-forward effects. Three of the pens (#001, #002, #003) star your fave Rimmel eye shades in luscious tones of black, gold and bronze. To twist-up your look, try the brilliantly bold yet highly wearable #004 Dark Side Of Blue: a matte cobalt liner with pearlescent dark grey shadow. Or create a powerfully pretty eye with the matte plum liner and glittering sugar pink shadow of #005 Pink & Purple Rain.
-AVAILABLE SHADES : #001 Back To Black , Liner: Black (matte), Shadow: Gun Metal Grey (high pearl with glitter), #002 Kissed By A Rose Gold, Liner: Brown (low pearl) Shadow: Rose Gold (medium pearl), #003 Queens Of The Bronzed Age, Liner: Gold (high pearl with glitter), Shadow: Bronze (medium pearl), #004 Dark Side Of Blue, Liner: Cobalt Blue (matte), Shadow: Dark Grey (low pearl), #005 Pink & Purple Rain, Liner: Dark Plum (matte) Shadow: Light Pink (high pearl with glitter)
*Product received. Opinions my own.
Happy Spring! The new season calls for a change in your makeup routine, and BeYu cosmetics offers affordable and colorful ways to do so. Celebrity makeup artist Lindsay Ebbin provides his top tips for spring using his favorite BeYu products below! (BeYu has become one of my newest favorite brands as well!)
A Soft Pout: For spring, you need color that is rich in moisturizing that will give you a pop of color. If you are fairer or darker, use a pink or coral shade with BeYu’s Care & Shine gloss stick with shades like Cupcake Topping, Strawberry Splash, and Rosy Blossom Tasty Pomegranate.
Matte is Back: Apply BeYu’s Velvet Mat Oil Free Foundation immediately after you apply your moisturizer -- your skin will feel silky soft and you will have a flawless complexion without the oiliness.
Dense Upturned Lashes : Gently curl your lashes by pressing first three times, then from the base of the lash apply BeYu’s Power Volume Mascara with boosting effects in an upward zig- zagging motion to the tip of lash . This technique will amplify the thickness of your lashes. By brushing the mascara upwards, you will softly define and arch the lashes up for that dense, upturned, thick-lash look.
Retailing for $30 and under, BeYu products are available at CVS.com
Disclaimer: Product received to facilitate post
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Rimmel London, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect new products to give you a subtle and sexy “nude” look!
The new Expert Last Matte Lip Lacquer in Noho Matte Nude and the Rimmel London NEW! Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nudes collection will add a subtle glow to your lips while the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (new formula infused with Keratin Complex) in Camelflage or Au Nature-Al, will add the perfect “nude" hue to your nails!
NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color: ($3.99)
With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip lacquer offers you the most glamorous look ever.
- With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all.
- Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude (shown)
FOOD FOR YOUR NAILS: SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE IS NOW INFUSED WITH NEW KERATIN COMPLEX ($7.99)
YOUR FAVORITE NAIL POLISH TAKES STRENGTHENING TO ANOTHER LEVEL! SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED COMPLETE SALON MANICURE FORMULA INSPIRED BY HAIR-CARE TECHNOLOGY.
Sally Hansen continues to lead in nail innovation! Complete Salon Manicure, loved by millions of women worldwide, is now even better. Drawing from technological advances in the hair-care arena, the newly revamped formula now incorporates a keratin complex to help reinforce nail strength to resist breaking and chipping for up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip- resistant wear. It’s everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure boasts 7 benefits in one bottle, plus a flawless-finish brush for easy application and a salon-quality finish. The chip-resistant polish still features all of the elements you know and love: base coat, strengthener now featuring a keratin complex, growth treatment, salon color in runway-ready shades, top coat, and gel shine finish.
Disclaimer: I am receiving product in return for this post. Any opinions are my own.
NYC New York Color has the perfect shades to make your lips stand out this fall! From beautiful reds, to bright pinks, there is a shade for every outfit.
NYC NEW YORK COLOR EXPERT LAST LIP LACQUER
THINK: Lipstick-worthy color with a luscious glossy feel.
WHAT IT IS: The intense color of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss. Color this bold should be outlawed. The glamorous look of NYC New York Color’s fan-favorite Expert Last Lip Color now has all the ease of a gloss in new Expert Last Lip Lacquer . Infused with intense color, the precision applicator hugs lips tight while the rich formula glides on smooth and never feathers or bleeds. Lips stay hydrated, soft, and supple, and the never-sticky lacquer offers all-day comfort. With a lightweight texture and ultimate creamy color, this lacquer defies the laws of lipstick.
WHAT IT COSTS: $3.99
AVAILABLE SHADES: Bare Brooklyn, Riverside Romance, Chelsea Cherry Blossoms, Lincoln Square Love Affair, Coney Island Candy, Fidi Fuchsia, Central Park Passion, Madison Square Mauve, Big City Berry, Rockaway Ruby, Turtle Bay Toffee, Tribeca Mocha
My thoughts: I love the highly pigmented colors! My favorite color is the Tribeca Mocha. It is the perfect shade for me. This new formula feels fabulous on my lips. I love it! It stays true all day. In the photo below, my daughter is wearing the beautiful Madison Square Mauve shade.
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Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Lip Rewind: Perfect Your Pout at Any Age
Miracle Skin Transformer introduces Lip Rewind, an anti-aging lip transforming serum infused balm formulated to prevent daily damage, drying and moisture loss.
Rewind time for lips, with a blend of anti-oxidant rich butters that condition, smooth, and create a breathable barrier to maintain maximum moisture. Rose moss and powerful peptides combine to infuse lips with double the amount of hyaluronic acid, which boosts collagen and eliminates fine lines. Revel in the captivating cooling sensation created by menthol and peppermint oil and flaunt a perfectly soft, supple, and smooth pout every day
Protects against damaging UV rays with broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 20)
Rebuilds the skin barrier to minimize moisture loss for touchable texture
Stimulates collagen synthesis for future fullness
Diminishes drying to prevent premature aging
Reduces lip lines and keeps lips soft and smooth
$28 / In Five Shades: Translucent, Pink, Coral, LOVE and Berry
My thoughts: I love Lip Rewind. It has a minty, sweet taste and feels fabulous on my lips with a fresh, cooling tingle. This gorgeous gloss makes my lips look fuller and very shiny. My lips are protected from the sun's harsh rays, and from the drying effects of air conditioners and constantly blowing fans that we have all around our house on these hot summer days. Lip Rewind is light and not sticky. I love it! I usually apply it over my lipstick or lipliner to enhance my lip color and add a touch of sexiness.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.