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Sol de Janeiro’s NEW Glow Oils debuted at the Met Gala on celebs including Kate Upton, Lily Aldridge, Yara Shahidi, Tiffany Haddish, and Scarlett Johansson!
I LOVE a sexy glow! The makeup artists worked with a mix of top celebrity makeup artists to create some seriously ‘Heavenly Bodies’. The evening's glowing looks celebrated the brand’s launch of these limited edition Glow Oils - available in TWO gorgeous shades boosting sexy skin kissed by the light. Please see below for red carpet looks created by these amazing artists with quotes on how to get their glowing bodies.
Tracy Murphy for Kate Upton~
“I used the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil on Kate’s arms and legs, really blending it in for an even all over glow. I used a foundation brush and buffed it in around the collarbones, neck and décolletage. The result is stunning!!”
Quinn Murphy for Lily Aldridge~
"Before Lily was dressed I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil all over her body. Then I added the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil to the places where the sun hits/highlight like the collar bone and center of the chest. The combination gave her that bronze glow that makes a red carpet!"
Emily Cheng for Yara Shahidi~
“Once Yara was fully dressed I used a large fluffy eyeshadow brush and applied the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on all the high points like her shoulder, collar bone and arms. Then I used my hands to spread and blend.”
Dionne Wynn for Tiffany Haddish~
“I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on Tiffany's jawline, face and forehead for a super glowy look!”
Frankie Boyd for Scarlett Johansson
Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/frankieboyd/?hl=en
“Scarlett’s glow was achieved using the Ipanema Sunset Oil Glow applied with a buffer brush all over her body”
Sol de Janeiro Limited Edition Glow Oils
Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil & Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil
Sexy skin kissed by the light from sunrise to sunset on the beaches of Rio. Beautiful Brazilian bodies have a secret to that perfect glow. Brazilians know how to find the best light, day or night. Starting at sunrise, the beaches of Copacabana are packed all day with Brazilians at play, basking in the golden Rio sunlight. As the sun goes down, Brazilian lovers enjoy the romantic sunsets at Ipanema. The flickering light of dusk sets the romantic mood for passionate Brazilian nights.
The ultimate Brazilian secret to accentuate your delicious curves and highlight your best features. A skin softening oil with just the right amount of shimmer – not too much, not too little – just enough to reflect light beautifully on all skin tones. Infused with an addictive fragrance so every day you smell, look and feel like a Brazilian goddess.
CREATE A SENSUOUS LUMINOSITY with two universal formulas
COPACABANA BRONZING GLOW OIL:
- A subtle bronze tint with golden shimmer to warm and illuminate your skin.
- Infused with our signature Cheirosa ‘62 Bum Bum Cream fragrance, leaving your skin deliciously scented with notes of pistachio and salted caramel
IPANEMA SUNSET GLOW OIL:
- A translucent champagne shimmer to create a romantic, sunset radiance
- Infused with our new tropical dream Cheirosa ‘77 fragrance, with romantic notes of pomelo, wild fig and Brazilian gardenia
TOUCHABLE SOFT, BRAZILIAN BABE SKIN:
- Lightweight oil blends easily into your skin for instant hydration and a dewy finish.
- Features our signature Brazilian Beauty Blend: Nourishing Cupacu Butter, anti-oxidant rich Acai Oil and conditioning Coconut Oil
$35.00 each, 2.5 fl. oz. / 75mL
Limited edition for Summer 2018, while supplies last @ Sephora.com
IT’S OFFICIALLY HERE!!!
Sephora’s #1 body care brand, Sol de Janeiro’s secret to Insta-worthy, touch-me-now skin – the NEW Brazilian Bod Buff – is finally launching on Sephora.com!
The smoothing mask n’ scrub is a fun, full-body experience that will reveal your most radiant skin. You can mask it up from head-to-toe for a purifying retreat that will detoxify and sooth your skin or use it as a scrub on wet skin to exfoliate and polish, OR both! Either way, you’ll buff your way to that sexy Brazilian Babe skin!
Plus, celebrity makeup artist (known for the stunning looks of Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra) Sir John, has dubbed the product his ultimate secret for getting his celebrities glowing and ready to hit the red carpet.
Love It. Flaunt It. You’ve Got It.
NEW! Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff ($25; LAUNCHING NOW on Sephora.com & March 30th in-stores)
Smoothing Scrub ‘N Mask for Touch Me Now Brazilian Skin
Take your body on a well-deserved vacation and polish yourself to perfection for Brazilian Babe skin. This full-body experience reveals your most radiant skin yet. You’ll feel and smell incredibly deliciously. Polish, smooth, detoxify… play!
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I personally use Sol de Janeiro’s products and I love them all! My husband even uses my body spray!
As a Mom, life can get pretty stressful, overwhelming and crazy. It is very important that you take some time out for yourself, to focus on you. One of my favorite ways to pamper myself is by taking a nice, hot, luxurious bath with Olaxer Bath Bombs.
- Olaxer bath bombs come in a pack of 8 Bath Bombs: (Each weighs about 2.1 oz, slightly larger than a golf ball.)
- Therapeutic Fragrances: A treat for the senses, choose from Romantic Rose, Soothing Chamomile and Gentle Rosemary for a doze of rejuvenation.
- Natural Ingredients: Extracted floral essential oils sooth tired muscles, relieve skin dryness and exfoliate/soften dead skin effectively.
- Convenient to Use: Directly throw into the hot or cold water, then start your pleasant SPA tour under a natural fragrant atmosphere, relax your whole body.
- Mother's Day Gift: Elegant gift set packaging makes a great gift for mom, wife, little girls, share the happiness with your families and friends.
I received a set of Olaxer bath bombs to review. Each one of these delightful bath bombs is made with the highest quality of ingredients. I love the way they dissolve quickly into my bathwater and instantly create an oasis of heavenly fragrance. As I relax into my body-silkening bath water, my senses are indulged and my skin is luxuriously softened.
These amazing bath bombs are the perfect gift for Mother's Day, or for any time you want to show her that you care!
Order your Olaxer bath bombs here.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Spring is around the corner! (I am crossing my fingers for some warmer weather.) At least while I am waiting, I can beautify my dull winter skin with my new favorite products!
I am always excited when I find out about new skin care lines that I had never heard of before. I absolutely love to try out new products, and I just discovered Olaxer skin care. It is very luxurious!
Olaxer Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion
After my shower, I apply this completely heavenly body lotion all over my body, while my skin is still damp, to seal in the moisture. I actually brought my Olaxer Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion with me on my week long trip to Hawaii last month. It was the only body lotion I brought, and turned out to be just what my skin needed after getting a little sun burned. It is so very soothing and makes my skin feel 100% hydrated, silky and smooth. I absolutely love this amazing lotion. It even has a delicious chocolatey fragrance to it.
- Rich in shea butter and vitamin E. Helps nourish, moisturize and protect your skin
- IDEAL FOR DRY SKIN ¨C Shea Butter has vitamins that can aid in nourishing moisturizing, and revitalizing dry skin. See visible results that you'll surely love
- Shea butter extract relieves dry skin and gently moisturizes
This miraculous mud mask revitalizes sun damaged & aging skin. It moisturizes, exfoliates & rejuvenates. It also clears acne, clogged pores,blackheads & breakouts. It even builds Collagen, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, lightens age spots, minimizes pore size, brightens skin, and fades scars.
- Guaranteed Wrinkle Repair Results. Thousands of Satisfied Customers. Smoother, Clearer, More Youthful Looking Skin. You Deserve Vibrant, Silky, Smooth Skin Again
- Perfect for All including Sensitive, Oily, and Thin Skin. Anti-Aging Creme, Acne Treatment, & Moisturizer in One. Penetrates the Skin to Hydrate and Deliver Potent Nutrients. By Removing the Barrier of Dead Cells, it Allows Other Treatments like TOULON's Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to Penetrate Deeper
- Anti-aging mineral rich mud mask treatment to lift and brighten skin & Reduces pores and leaves the skin soft and smooth
I use this mask once a week, sometimes twice, if my skin is a little oily. I am amazed at how flawless my skin looks after I rinse and dry my face. I am also impressed at how inexpensive this mud mask is!
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
A Spa Day at Home? Yes, Please!
Hop in the shower with Lavanila Laboratories’ Healthy Vanilla Bean Cream Body Scrub. Blended with whipped shea butter and five nourishing essential oils, it whisks away dead skin cells—revealing soft, hydrated and, glowing skin ($40; Lavanila.com).
Wrap up your wet hair with DreamDry’s Dream Turban™, and cut drying time in half. Made from an incredibly plush, extra-absorbent fabric, the Dream Turban™ gets the job done, leaving your hair healthy and shiny ($30; DreamDry.com).
Keep your skin looking and feeling great with KORRES Body Oils. They come in an assortment of scents that will leave your skin feeling it’s best. Moisturize with a spritz after showering for smoother looking skin. This lightweight body oil provides a soft glow and fresh scent. With an easy-to-apply spray, it's perfect for trouble spots and dries quickly so you can get going on your day ($28; HSN.com).
Treat your feet with PediSpa by Look Beauty Gentle Exfoliating Foot Mask. This non-traditional masque contains a foot exfoliate plus treatment filled in a pair of wearable socks. Found in the Pharmacy Foot Care Aisle, the effective treatment contains key ingredients like chamomile and natural botanical fruit extracts to help control callus build-up for visibly smooth feet within two weeks ($9.99; Target in the Pharmacy Foot Care Aisle and Target.com).
*Products received. All opinions are my own.
While a little Vitamin D can always help relax your mind, there's no question it causes stress on your beauty routine. Dry, dull skin and frizzy, unruly hair are just the beginning. Let these essentials from DDF Skincare, John Frieda Tools, Burt’s Bees and Conair help keep you smooth for the summer.
DDF Micro-Derma Crystals Polishing Gel, $50.00
Dr. Sobel’s Micro-Derma Crystals exfoliate to provide a more even skin tone, promote skin clarity and brightness for a healthy glow. Available in UTLA stores.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream, $15.00
Available in 3 mineral-rich shades, Burt’s Bees BB cream offers instant, light-weight coverage, as it firms and conceals to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to the true, natural you – perfected.
John Frieda Sleek Finish Flat Iron, $54.99
Advanced ionic conditioning enhances manageability and transforms dull, lifeless hair into smooth, sleek strands.
Conair Flip Side Collection, $12.99
With a unique double-sided design, this collection offers twice the styling power. Start by styling wet hair with the nylon-bristle side; then, once hair is dry, flip to the boar bristle side to finish the look.
Spring is here and as the weather gets warmer, you will be wanting to reveal a little more skin. It is time to exfoliate and get that skin glowing! Tree Hut has the most amazing and luxurious body scrubs I have ever tried! Right now my favorite is Tree Hut's Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Body Scrub.
Experience intense exfoliation with Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Body Scrub with the exotic scent of Tropical Mango. Real Mango Puree, a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, provides long lasting nourishment to aged skin, leaving your skin radiant and youthful. This gentle sugar scrub is infused with Certified Organic Shea Butter, natural Mango Puree and an array of natural oils. Evening Primrose, Safflower Seed, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange Oil nourish as real sugar grains gently polish away dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
- Certified Organic Shea Butter: Rich in Vitamins A, E, and F to help collagen production and promote skin elasticity. Shea Butter softens, smooths, and helps strengthen skin.
- Mango Puree: Packed with vitamins and minerals to renew dull skin and reveal a natural glow.
- Safflower Seed Oil: Natural linoleic acid contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight skin conditions. It also prevents dryness and hydrates to provide healthy glow, while promoting elasticity.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Regulates the function of skin's oil glands, working to increase elasticity, fight wrinkles and help heal skin conditions.
- Sweet Almond Oil: A potent antioxidant for healthy skin and stimulates the formation of collagen.
- Avocado Oil: Defends against free-radicals. Also rich in nutrients such as oleic acid, potassium, and lecithin, Avocado Oil works to generate healthy skin.
- Macadamia Seed Oil: Supports healthy cells and helps reduce skin deterioration.
- Orange Oil: Soothes dry, irritated skin while supporting collagen formation and helping repair skin damage.
I have been using my Tree Hut Sugar Body Scrub for a couple of weeks now. I use on my feet, elbows, legs, arms and chest. I even used it on my face when I had dry patches, and it gently, yet effectively removes all traces of my dry, dead skin. This amazing body scrub smells so heavenly and polishes my skin to a beautiful glow. My skin is left perfectly hydrated and completely smooth.
I love using it before I apply my sunless tanning products because it removed all of my rough skin and I end up with a streak-free tan. I absolutely love it!
For more information go to: http://www.treehutshea.com/
Disclaimer: I received product samples to review. All opinions are my own.
I live in Oregon and I love it here. As the birthplace of Nike and home to the first family of the United States (The Simpsons), Oregon has much to be proud of. To add to the state’s credentials, I’m excited to have found out that its mild climate and residents’ healthy lifestyles contributed to Oregon being ranked the #50 Most Wrinkle Prone State in the U.S., according to the second annual Wrinkle Ranking study, which was released this past August by Sperling’s Best Places and RoC ® Skincare.
The 2015 Wrinkle Ranking helps Americans read between their fine lines and wrinkles by exposing the less obvious, state-specific factors that contribute to aging skin, and equips residents with the information needed to start making a change about their skin health and safety.
Why did Oregon rank #50 in the 2015 Wrinkle Ranking?
- Similar to its neighboring state, Washington (which ranked #49 this year), Oregon also ranked very low, thanks to its cloudy climate (which minimizes exposure to damaging UV rays) and year-long mild temperatures
- Although its skin cancer rate is the 8th highest in the nation, this factor was offset by Oregon’s high scores when it comes to exercise and healthy diet
My thoughts: I thought I was blessed with good genes, but perhaps there is more to it. I have stayed out of the sun most of my life. I also use the very best skin care products, so maybe that is helping my skin look years younger than I am. I can almost bet that Roc skincare products have something to do with it as well.
Right now I am using RoC® skin care. I was sent samples of their RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum, MULTI CORREXION 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream and RETINOL CORREXION Eye Cream to review. I have been using these products for about two months now and my skin looks absolutely radiant! My fine lines and wrinkles just seemed to have vanished.
RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum
This anti-aging formula is clinically proven to help visibly reduce both fine lines and deep wrinkles. I use it morning and night right after washing my face. I can feel my skin tightening up upon application.
MULTI CORREXION 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream
Fights multiple signs of aging while you sleep, when your skin is most receptive, so you wake up looking youthful and rejuvenated. . I love this night cream! It is the perfect texture, it absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving feeling silky soft, but not at all greasy. My skin is perfectly hydrated and my fine lines vanish overnight.
RETINOL CORREXION Eye Cream
Clinically proven to fight the signs of aging around your eyes. It really reduces the puffiness under my eyes very quickly! My lines under my eyes are completely diminished.
I feel very refreshed and younger looking thanks to RoC®!
Win! One winner will receive a jar of RoC MULTI CORREXION 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream and a tube of RoC RETINOL CORREXION Eye Cream. (ARV: $52)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information, please visit: https://www.rocskincare.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Comedian George Burns once said, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." That seems to be the basis of all anti-aging treatments – maximizing the skin's appearance, concealing any signs of wear and tear.
One of the most popular anti-aging treatments at the moment, one that more and more people are opting for each year, is laser skin tightening.
If you're on the lookout for an effective procedure to have that will help give your face or body a more youthful appearance, you may have given some attention to this particular treatment already.
How Laser Skin Tightening Works
If you've ever undergone laser hair removal, you'll probably be wondering how such a laser can work on an anti-aging basis. After all, these lasers focus on skin contrasts in order to remove hair, not on subtle imperfections.
As it happens, skin tightening is carried out using a different type of laser altogether. As these lasers don't have to target specific hairy spots, they can instead focus on all of the skin cells in any particular area. This causes the cells to become more active, which encourages them to repair themselves as a result. As the cells heal, they tighten up, which leaves skin looking softer and more youthful.
These anti-aging lasers don't just work on the face, either. They work on all major body parts. Sagging thighs and upper arms can benefit from a session of laser skin tightening, as can the stomach. Any area where skin is suffering from wrinkling or sagging is likely to respond well to laser treatment.
How Many Treatments are Needed to Fix a Problem?
Sadly, age brings with it many unpleasant symptoms. Wrinkling and sagging skin are just one of them. This means that there's no lasting treatment for what is essentially a natural part of the whole aging process. Any areas that are treated are likely to suffer from loose skin and corrugated lines again at some point in the future.
Still, the effects of skin tightening aesthetic laser treatment can last months, and often years, meaning it's still a worthwhile thing to do. Treatment can also be repeated at a later date, too, so you can have problem areas worked on numerous times if need be.
To see improvements in your skin tone, you're likely to need a few treatments performed several weeks apart. If you need to have more treatments performed sometime in the future, this isn't a problem at all.
Is Treatment Painful and is There a Risk of Side Effects?
Compared to invasive anti-aging treatments, laser skin tightening isn't that painful. However, that isn't to say that the laser won't cause you some minor discomfort. As your skin will be heated up during the procedure, experiencing warm or burning sensations isn't that uncommon. You may also feel a minor zapping sensation in the part of your body being treated, although this depends on what type of laser is being used. If you feel actual pain during treatment, this is rare and you need to tell your technician straight away.
If you're wondering about side effects, these aren't common at all. Other than a small amount of redness and swelling that should go away after a day or two, you're unlikely to experience any downsides to treatment. In rare cases, you might find you've developed a few small blisters or bruises. Once again these are likely to go away pretty quickly. One of the major advantages when it comes to laser skin treatment is you'll be able to return to normal life as soon as the procedure has been completed.
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Freeman Beauty is excited to introduce the newest products from c.Booth, Bare Foot, and Eclos that have been launched for 2014!
I absolutely love Freeman Beauty products and I am so happy that I got the chance to experience these wonderful and luxurious products first hand. Here are some of the products I was sent for review:
c.Booth™ Mimosa Honeysuckle Line
Mimosa Bark, containing high flavonoid and hyaluronic acid content, to help maintain skin elasticity.
The first thing I noticed about the c.Booth™ Mimosa Honeysuckle products was the intoxicating floral fragrance. I absolutely love body products that smell like beautiful flowers. No scent on the earth is more heavenly to me. I felt as if I was in a tropical place. I brought these products into the shower with me.
After my skin was damp, I lathered up my body with the luxurious body wash. Next, I used the body scrub, focusing on my elbows and knees. I used the shaving oil and had never experienced a closer shave. I never really knew that a shaving oil could make such a difference!
After my shower, when my skin was still a bit damp, I slathered my skin with the wonderfully hydrating body souffle. My skin was so soft, smooth and I felt pampered from head to toe. My skin looks so healthy!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.