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I love learning about skin care companies that I hadn't heard of before. I was recently browsing online for lash enhancing serums, and I discovered Luma By Laura. I was given the chance to review a few of their products, which are perfect for re-vamping your summertime beauty routine.
First, there is LumaLash – Rapid Eyelash Growth Serum with Red Grape Peptide for Longer Looking Lashes & Brows. I am always on the lookout for a lash growth serum that isn't too expensive, and really works!
POWERFUL PEPTIDE GROWTH SERUM - Stem cell complex that acts as a growth serum, making your eyelashes appear longer and thicker.
- STRENGTHENS YOUR LASHES - This Innovative Formula nourishes skin at the base while moisturizing and conditioning each strand, which helps reduce breakage and encourages a look of longer and plumper lashes.
- ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT FOR WEAK AND SPARSE LASHES - this formula harnesses the power of stem cells derived from the skin of red grapes, which provide strong antioxidant benefits.
- WORKS AS A MOISTURIZER - Just as hair needs a conditioner, so do lashes. Glycerin, a humectant, ensures that the delicate lash area is deeply hydrated, and also works to prevent any valuable moisture from escaping.
I have been using my Rapid Eyelash Growth Serum for about six weeks now, and have noticed that my lashes are fuller. I can't wait to see them grow! For now, they are definitely more lush.
With the weather getting warmer, my skin has been getting quite greasy! I had been getting rather large zits on my chin, and I hate that! I needed something to help reduce the oiliness and to keep my pores clear. LumaMask – Therapeutic Zinc & Sulfur Mask With Salicylic Acid to Deep Clean Pores for Blackhead Removal does the following:
- BEST BLACKHEAD REMOVER - Contains a combination of therapeutic bentonite clay (acts as a dirt magnet), salicylic acid and sulfur which remove dirt, toxins and impurities from your facial pores.
- FIGHTS AWAY BLEMISHES - LumaMask's effective clay based formula targets blemishes so that you enjoy fresh, soft and glowing skin after just a single use!
- REDUCES SWELLING & REDNESS - Uses the natural healing properties of zinc oxide to help calm, soothe and reduce the appearance of redness on sensitive skin types.
- EXFOLIATES DEAD SKIN - Our formula uses salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) to help dissolve impactions. It reduces the appearance of impactions and large pores by exfoliating and releasing impurites.
- REMOVES OIL & IMPURITIES FROM YOUR SKIN - Uses zinc oxide to absorb excess oil and reduces sebum buildup within the follicles.
I use this amazing mask once each week. I simply smooth a thin layer over my clean skin, avoiding my eye area. I leave on my face for 10-15 minutes and remove it with a damp wash cloth. My skin is left feeling fresh, clean and oil free. I haven't seen any zits since I have started using this product.
Another really fun, and perfect for summer beauty staple that I have been enjoying is TempiTats Temporary Tattoos. they are just a fun and non-committed way to express yourself!
The idea for TempiTats started in the spring of 2015 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Co-Founder, Erica Meyer, noticed the lack of design selections of metallic temporary tattoos her fellow music festival-goers were wearing.
After searching online, she was unhappy with how expensive and limiting the selections of these jewelry-inspired metallic tattoos were and decided to create her own designs that were not only unique and beautiful but also affordable. From this, TempiTats was born.
Erica, the creative mind behind TempiTats, is hard at work coming up with unique designs that continue to appeal to anyone and for any occasion. TempiTats now has hundreds of designs in gold, silver, black, turquoise, and so many other colors! She's enlisted the help of her fiancé Dave who is the marketing guru and responsible for running the business.
I received samples of TempiTats to review, and tried out several gorgeous designs on different parts of my body, and asked my husband what he thought. Part of him thought it was sexy, the other part of him thought it was funny. I guess I am just a little old for these types of things. I could see wearing one to a fun-outdoor festival, to add a touch of uniqueness to your summer style.
I gave a few of them to my twenty-one year old daughter, and she plans to sport her favorite designs when the weather gets a little warmer where she lives in Utah.
To learn more about TempiTats, go to: https://tempitats.com
One of the very best skin care companies I have ever experienced is Rodan+ Fields. I love every single one of their products that I have tried. I was very excited to find out that Rodan + Fields came out with a new product. Their new Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is truly amazing!
I wear foundation every day no matter what, and when I learned that Rodan + Fields launched their Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, I couldn't wait to get the chance to try it for myself.
"Introducing our new, groundbreaking tinted Glow Guard, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Formulated with dermatology-inspired skincare ingredients to deliver a radiant, healthy-looking complexion in six flexible shades. Use as the last step of your skincare routine to protect and perfect the glowing skin you’ve earned.
Why do we call Radiant Defense a Glow Guard? Its unique and proprietary RD3 Complex protects your skin. It helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect it from sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Trust your skin to the doctors who’ve gotten it from the get glow."
I love how you have the option to select your matching shade by uploading a photo of yourself to virtually try on different shades of Radiant Defense to find your best match. From their six available shades, I discovered my perfect skin tone match, which is the Sand shade.
From the moment I first applied Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid to my skin, I could tell that it was going to become my new favorite foundation.
After cleansing in the morning, I apply my Perfecting Liquid to my entire face, neck and upper chest area, and blend it gently with my fingertips. (You can also, apply it with your foundation brush or sponge.) I love the light, non-greasy formula that is so easy to blend.
It leaves a beautiful, radiant finish that never looks shiny or oily. It enhances my skin, and gives me a youthful, healthy glow. It looks and feels like a second skin, and yet does not look like I have makeup on my face. It covers all of my imperfections and makes my complexion look flawless. I am thrilled that it contains SPF 30, because I do not need to wear a separate sunscreen product, and my skin in protected and ready to go.
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid leaves my skin in better condition than ever. I have never before used a foundation that can make those claims!
For more information please visit: https://www.rodanandfields.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to skin care, I look for products that help me age in reverse. Yes, it is possible! With Rodan + Fields, your skin can actually look younger. It is NOT a bunch of hype! I have been blessed with the opportunity to review Rodan + Fields products once again, and I cannot say enough good things about this company and their miracle products. No other skin care company has given me the results that Rodan+ Fields has.
One sad fact about life is that we all have to age, and I hate that. I plan to do everything in my power to look as young as possible for as long as possible. I have tried out and tested hundreds of different anti-aging products over the years, and Rodan + Fields has proven to be the most effective skin care regimen I have ever used.
I begin my day with washing my face with the Daily Cleansing Mask. I love this cleansing mask because it draws out the impurities from my skin. I simply wet my fingertips, and massage this amazing product onto my face, neck, and upper chest area, and leave it on for about 3-5 minutes before I rinse. I usually rinse it off in the shower. I use it both morning and night. It has such an uplifting, fresh fragrance.
My skin is left feeling soft and purified! I never experience any breakouts or oily skin at all when I use this cleanser morning and night.
The next part of my skin care regimen that I use after cleansing, is the Pore Minimizing Toner. I apply it with a cotton ball both morning and evening. It removes any excess oil, makeup traces and dirt. It makes my pores look invisible, and makes my skin feel fresh.
Next, I apply the Intensive Renewing Serum.It is so satisfying to pop open the little pre-measured capsules that contain the perfect amount of product that I apply to my face, neck and upper chest area. It gives my skin such a soft, yet firming texture. This serum contains vitamin A, which is 20x stronger than Retinol! Who knew? This serum is pure luxury!
The third step is the moisturizer. In the morning, I use the Triple Defense Moisturizer in the morning, which completely hydrates and protects my skin with an SPF of 30, and in the evening I use the Overnight Restorative Cream. My skin is left perfectly hydrated, youthful and radiant!
Lastly, I have found my soul mate of all beauty products, the one and only Lash Boost eyelash serum. I never knew a product could change my life as much as Lash Boost has. I have had people come up to me and actually 'swoon' over my long and lustrous lashes. (That includes two men, shhh! Don't tell my husband!"
The fist photo below is of me, fresh out of the shower (so please excuse my messy freshly washed/towel dried hair.) I wanted to show you what my lashes look like without ANY mascara on them. (Of course I had to put on lip gloss so I wouldn't feel totally naked!) I don't think my camera even shows how long and thick my lashes are. they are shockingly long!
I don't even think this photo below does my lashes justice, but I am not kidding you, I have to DETANGLE my lashes with a dry lash brush every morning before I put on mascara! I have even had to trim them. I LOVE IT!
For more information about Rodan and Fields go to: https://www.rodanandfields.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Equitance Announces 60 DAY BRIGHTENING CHALLENGE
Equitance encourages participants to experience the brightening power of their Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement
Equitance™, the holistic Japanese brightening skincare line backed with over 18 years of research, recently conducted a clinical study to evaluate the brightening benefits of the product. Research confirmed that after 60 days, participants saw brighter skin. As a result of the 60 day study, Equitance is excited to unveil its 60 Day Brightening Challenge to encourage people to experience the brightening power of the Equitance Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement.
Why 60 days? The clinical study results, released in June, showed that 100% of subjects reported an improvement in the brightness of their skin after just 60 days, measured through dermatologist grading. Equitance can now confidently claim that the Equitance Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement can help build the brightening foundation within skin after only 60 days. In contrast to topical skincare products, supplement effectiveness is often difficult to assess. However, through objective evaluation by dermatologists, the clinical study showed the Equitance Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement to be successful in the reduction of the appearance of dark spots, resulting in brighter and more even skin tone in just 60 days.
- Trial Kit Contents:
- Brightening Foaming Cleanser - 16g net wt. 0.56 oz.
- Brightening Toning Lotion - 20ml net 0.67 fl. oz.
- Brightening Serum and Spot Corrector - 7g net wt. 0.24 oz.
- Hydrating Brightening Cream - 5g net wt. 0.17 oz.
- Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF36 - 0.6ml net 0.02 fl. oz.
- Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement - 3 sachets of 6 tablets each
Although the samples were probably too small for me to get a true feel of how they worked, I did notice The Equitance Skin Brightening skincare products brought out a beautiful radiance in my skin.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Mio’s famous bust and décolleté firmer just got better and just in time for warm weather! As the sun begins to heat up and tanks and tube tops appear back in your wardrobe, be sure to use Mio’s Boob Tube+ to keep skin toned, bright and crinkle-free.
Mio Boob Tube+
• Keeps lines and crinkles at bay so thin skin stays smooth
• Visibly healthier, fitter, glowing skin within days
• Skin brightening actives take years off sun damaged skin
Where to Purchase: http://www.mioskincare.com/boob-tube.html
Disclaimer: I will receive product to review for this post.
DWTS’ Karina Smirnoff’s Flawless #NoMakeup Selfie
Disclaimer: I will be sent product in exchange for this posting.
It’s almost time to Spring forward - with Daylight Savings Time this weekend, Spring is right around the corner. Don’t just wait for the days to get brighter, start brightening up your beauty routine now with products from Miracle Skin Transformer, Apothederm and Whitening Lightning.
Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight SPF20
Beautiful, light illuminizing, pearlized pigments instantly add a radiant glow to any skin tone. This universal shade is infused with skin saving vitamins, antioxidants and natural actives to hydrate and nourish skin while also delivery anti-aging benefits.
Key ingredients include Ecophysalis, Saw Palmetto Extract, Passion Fruit Oil, CO Enzyme Q10, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
$48 / Available in March at ULTA stores nationwide and via www.ULTA.com
Apothederm Bright Skin Serum
The specialized formula refines, brightens and hydrates for a more even complexion. Apothederm’s SmartPeptide technology specifically targets impurities to refine blotchy discolorations and imperfections.
$67.50 / Available at www.apothederm.com
Disclaimer: I will be sent product samples to facilitate this review.