I love to try all types of skincare — preferably the anti-aging types! I think that you can purchase effective skincare at all price ranges, but sometimes its really nice to splurge and treat your skin.
I was sent the following Immunocologie and Intraceuticals products for my honest review (and for better skin!):
Immunocologie Cleansing Lotion
Immunocologie Oxygen Treatment Crème
Immunocologie Vital Ionic Mist
Immunocologie Cleansing Lotion ($65 USD) is an anti-oxidative daily cleanser that provides deep and nourishing pore cleanse. It opens pores and cleanses effectively to remove impurities on the surface of the skin, activating blood circulation and microcirculation, ideal for highly sensitive skin. The active ingredients in our cleansing lotion offer extensive rejuvenation and enhance the over health of your skin. The cleansing lotion is formulated to balance the skin’s natural PH and protect the skin against the elements, pollution and free radicals. With its skin reviving benefits, it is the ideal choice for an everyday cleanser.
ImmunocologieOxygen Treatment Crème ($195 USD) delivers a superior oxygenated exfoliation experience and a deep cellular ionic exchange, in a soothing and nourishing crème balanced with a rich blend of minerals and trace minerals. Exfoliation is essential in alleviating the dull, sluggish and aged appearance that dead skin portrays. The Oxygen Treatment Crème is a rapid acting regenerative treatment giving your skin the youthful complexion only this powerful exfoliator can provide.
Immunocologie Vital Ionic Mist ($65 USD) A hydrating concentrated mineral formula containing 15 minerals essential to optimal skin cell performance and epidermal ionic balance. Through a balanced provision of negatively charged ions, Vital Ionic Mist immediately provides the skin with a refreshing and light boost of minerals that increase epidermal vitality and reduce the positive ion and free radical activity that cause cellular degeneration on all layers of the skin.
What I Think: the Cleansing Lotion is so gentle. It also leaves my skin insanely soft after use. Perfect to use twice a day. I use the Oxygen Treatment Crème every evening before my night cream. When I wake up, my skin is soft and glowing. And the Ionic Mist is so refreshing. I use it after cleanser. All of these products have a mild, earthy scent.
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum ($149 USD) To deliver hydration and also instantly revive skin, this serum acts like a primer for the skin to maximize lasting hydration and keep your skin looking healthy and fresh all day long.
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel ($89 USD) To replenish the skin this gel continuously helps the skin stay hydrated and acts as a reservoir of water for the skin.
($69 USD) Lock-in hydration use this nourishing, lightweight cream designed to protect and defend against environmental stressors and address the visible signs of aging. This last step is valuable to visibly improve skin texture and appearance.
What I think: The combination of all three of these products leave my skin so soft and glowing. The texture of my skin is so much smoother and younger looking. This is great for night or day with an SPF as the last step.
I have always thought it was fun to change my scent with the seasons. As it turns colder, maybe a spicier or sweeter fragrance will match my mood.
Below are three that I have recently tried. What are your favorite fall fragracnes? Leave a comment and let me know!
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla ($58 USD) — Try this for a yummy fall scent! the perfect Vanilla. This sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. Lavanila’s of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time.
What I think: I like this because it is rich and seductive for fall, but sweet, too! It’s a perfect everyday fragrance because it isn’t too strong.
adidas Born Originals for Her ($30 USD) — Perfect for fall, this fragrance features virbrant sweet candy apple accord for a sassy yet feminine experience. Juicy notes explode in a fruity cocktail of tangy bergamot, apricot and orange zest and tantalizing notes of exotic coconut and jasmine add a sensual twist enhanced by tonka beans.
What I think: This one is a bit sweet for me, but it is zesty, too. If you like sweet, fruity scents, this one will be great for fall.
Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga ($34 USD) — the perfect fragrance to add to your collection this Fall! EAU DE GAGA is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses female and male attractions. The scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance the woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather.
What I think: I really like this. It is very woodsy so it seems like more of a masculine scent, then the lime steps in and it is fresh, too. This is one I will wear during the cooler months!
Founded by beauty industry veteran and Ashtanga Yoga teacher Emmanuel Rey and co-founder Suzanne Dawson, YUNI is a natural beauty brand designed to enhance the Yoga practice. What I love about it is that the products are unique and are perfect for people with a busy lifestyle, who want to create relaxing beauty moments.
from around the globe. More concentrated formulas allow for smaller bottles, and thus less packaging waste and less energy for transportation. YUNI has introduced the first thirteen products in July 2015. All YUNI products are plant-based, non-toxic, biodegradable and compostable and contain 100% all-natural aromas.
I was sent the following products for my honest review.
YUNI No Rinse Body Cleansing Foam
YUNI Shower Sheets
No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam ($19 for 5 oz.) Innovative, convenient and fast acting mousse to refresh and purify skin with neem and aloe vera, without the need for water.
Instant Shower Sheets($12 for 20 wipes) Large sheets infused with neem leaf extract and peppermint leaf essential oil immediately cleanse and deodorize for a clean, fresh feeling on the go.
I love both of these for after the gym, an outdoor adventure like camping or one hot days that you need a refresher. The shower sheets are my favorite because they have a mild scent and are cooling. The foam is a bit sticky at first, but does dry down nicely.
YUNI Active Calm Face Serum
YUNI All Purpose Body Balm
YUNI Muscle Recovery Gel
Active Calm Face Serum ($29 2 oz.) Age-defying moisture concentrate with organic buriti oil, echinacea and fair trade green tea extract restores suppleness, erases tension lines, actives, firms and sculpts the skin.
All Purpose Body Balm ($25 2 oz.) Nourishing shea butter and organic kukui seed oil-based balm to deeply nourish super-dry heels, knees, elbows and dry spots.
Muscle Recovery Gel ($15 3 oz. ) Roller ball applicator eases post-workout soreness and inflammation with fair trade green tea extract and arnica while peppermint provides an intense cooling sensation
I’m really enjoying the face serum. It firms my skin and gives a youthful glow. I have been using the body balm on my elbows and heels and it keeps them very soft. The recovery gel soothes and is so cool on my sore back. Love!
Changing up your hair style this fall? Don’t forget to try new hair products, too! I like to change my hair products at least once a season for fresh new styles, and to see what works best in my hair. I have also been trying products that will help my hair look thicker and promote growth.
Nature’s Gate Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Shampoo ($8.39 USD) — Nature’s Gate, a trusted alternative to healthy hair. Your cleansing routine just got more responsible.TheJojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Shampoo gently cleanses hair with a unique blend of Jojoba, Sacred Lotus, and Horsetail Extract.
Nature’s Gate Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Conditioner ($8.39 USD) — The Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Revitalizing Conditioner nourishes hair with a mindful blend of conditioning botanicals.
What I think: I love natural hair care. I don’t use a lot of products, but I do wash and condition my hair often and I like to know that the products I am using are safe for it. These smell amazing (the scent reminds me of Jergens Original Cherry Almond lotion) and are very creamy and moisturizing. This is a really great gentle everyday shampoo and conditioner.
Purchase at Whole Foods Stores
Alterna Caviar Daily Densifying Foam ($36 USD) — This mousse is formulated with non-sticky polymers to make hair look instantly fuller and denser with long-lasting body. The formula reduces hair fallout due to breakage and helps maintain existing strands while adding thickness to strands so that hair instantly looks and feels more volumized.
What I think: If you have thinning hair like I do, this is extremely helpful. It gives the illusion of thicker hair. Plus it makes hair feel thicker and more healthy. I will continue using it to see if it reduces hair fallout. That would be amazing!
Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray ($29 4.22 oz) — Reach new heights with this weightless spray that lifts hair at the roots and holds voluminous styles throughout the day. The addition of wheat proteins and amino acids plumps the diameter of each hair to impart body. Creates fullness and bounce that’s never stiff. Heat-activated.
Phyto Phytolaque Soie Hairspray ($19 3.3 oz) — Phytolaque Soie fixes hair gently and leaves hair beautifully shiny (silk proteins, natural resin, beetroot alcohol). Leaves no traces. Easy to brush out. Maybe used at any moment of the day. Small size: fits in most handbags and no gas propellant
What I think: For volume, the Actif spray is essential. Just spray at the roots and hair will lift! I really love the Soie hairspray. It has a gentle scent and gives hair instant shine.
Nutrafol forWomen ($88 for 120 capsules, one month supply) — Discover the clinically formulated, drug free answer to thicker and fuller hair! Clinically proven ingredients to combat the underlying causes of hair loss, thinning hair and poor hair health. One ingredient alone is clinically proven to reduce stress related hormones by 32% after 60 days of use. This next generation nutricosmetic promotes thicker, healthier hair from within.
What I think: This is a really cool product! There are so many topical products to apply for hair growth, but this will help from the inside out!
Mia Beauty Thick Braidie ($9 USD) — Achieve a classic look instantly with our Braidie® collection. Braidies® are made from high quality Kanekalon® wig hair that acts like a mirror, picking up and reflecting your own hair color. Comfortable no-slip feature. One size fits all.
What I think: This is such a fun way to switch up your look for fall! It is easy to use, and really stays on. And it comes in lots of shades to match your hair.
It’s been a good week in Kansas City. A little hot, but hopefully it will cool down sometime! Fall clothes are out and I still have a new pair of boots I bought a month ago that I really want to wear!
This week in beauty I am loving a ton of stuff to keep you moisturized (because the cool weather will come sometime, right?). They include a fashionable lip balm, skin care for men, an instant face smoother, a moisturizer that evens skin texture, a luxe body lotion and a hand saver:
Carmex Moisture Plus (Approx. $4.50 USD) — Carmex Moisture Plus® lip balms are stylish lip balm sticks with a soft vanilla flavor and satiny shine. Contains aloe and vitamin E to help moisturize and soothe chapped lips. Limited-edition patterns are on point with each season’s fashion trends. Match your personal style with the must-have accessory that won’t break the bank.
What I think: These are so cool! The first thing you notice are the fun patterns. But, when you open it, you see that the Carmex is in a lipstick shape, which is very easy to apply. Plus it smells amazing and is so moisturizing!
Gentlemen’s Tonic — Here’s a fave for the man in your life! As one of the largest range of male product lines on the market in the US and specifically created to meet men’s grooming needs, the must-have collection includes an invigorating Daily Shampoo, Gentle Body Wash, Daily Foaming Cleanser, Pre Shave Oil, Traditional and Classic Shave Creams, Soothing Aftershave Balm, Daily Moisturizer, Moisturizing Hand Balm, Structure (Hair Styling), Clay (Hair Styling), Pomade (Hair Styling) as well as unique Eau de Toilette scents of Junzi, Sinsa, and Honos (MSRP $95). With 100% recycled packaging, the collection is free from Parabens & Petroleum Derivatives, Artificial Colours, Animal Extracts, Synthetic Perfumes / Chemical Additives, TEA/DEA and Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulphates.
What I think: I was given a sample of the Daily Moisturizer ($38 USD). It smells spicy and very masculine. It may be a strong scent for a moisturizer, but I think men will love it.
Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque ($110 for 10 treatments) — Achieve a brighter, smoother appearance with the Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque. It can be paired with all beauty regiments, and it keeps working for up to 24 hours. Its patented SilicaLift™ Technology delivers a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores for smoother, more radiant skin that lasts all day.
What I think: I use this as a last step in my beauty regimen. It makes my skin so smooth, that I can apply my makeup over it and it gives an even base. My makeup looks amazing over it as it has smoothed out my lines. This is great for special days or nights out.
MD Complete Even Tone & Texture Accelerator ($34.99 USD) — Antioxidant and nutrient-rich treatment that nourishes and hydrates skin. Evens skin tone and boosts radiance. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and polishes skin’s texture for a smoother, more supple complexion.
What I think: I think this product is a great idea — a moisturizer that evens skin tone. Kind of like an exfoliator and moisturizer in one! I’ve been using it every other day since I have sensitive skin. Once I get used to it, I will be able to use it every day. You can apply it morning and night (make sure to use your SPF over it in the morning).
Shaveworks Pearl Luxe Body Lotion ($29 USD) — A rich and creamy, ultra hydrating lotion that soothes and moisturizes skin, and will transcend you into the lap of luxury. This unique fragrance-free formula contains essential oils that nourish skin, and Capislow™ that slows hair growth leading to less frequent shaves.
What I think: Love! This is so moisturizing, yet it sinks into the skin and does not leave it greasy! I usually like a fragranced product, but I like that this can be used by people with fragrance allergies. Plus, it is just so luxurious!
Anthony Hand Cream ($16 USD) — Moisturizes and nourishes hands. Refines skin by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and improves skin texture with firming ingredients. AHAs help even skintone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Glycerin hydrates, Wheat Protein tightens and Aqua Cacteen replenishes dry, dehydrated skin.
What I think: Firming cream for hands… awesome! I love the soft scent of this lotion. It feels amazing on my hands and leaves them smooth and soft.
It was so warm in Kansas City today, it had to be almost 90 degrees. I had to take my daughter downtown Kansas City to shop for a homecoming dress, and it was way to hot for Autumn!
Even though it still feels like summer, the shops has really cute fall clothes! It reminded me that I needed to do another fall makeup post!
I have been sent the following products to review. They include the perfect fall makeup for eyes, cheeks and lips:
Hard Candy Top Ten Eye Shadow Palette in Birthday Suit ($6 USD) — Hard Candy Top Ten Trendsetter Palette Eyeshadow is an eyeshadow collection of fashion-forward colors in a chic, fabric mirror compact. The collection features an extraordinary range of shades, with matte, shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes. Birthday Suit, the collection above contains matte shadows in nudes and grays.
What I think: These colors are amazing for fall! The nudes and grays can combine to make a really cool smoky eye. Or, go natural with the softer colors. These are pretty well pigmented and can stay on a long time, with an eye shadow primer. Plus, very affordable!
Purchase at Walmart stores
Milani Rose Powder Blush in American Beauty Rose
Milani Stay Put Brow Color, Brunette
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blushes ($7.99 USD) — Now this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. Streaks? Never. Easy to use? Always. In ultra-flattering shades that you just can’t live without.
Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($6.99 USD) — Stand out by filling in, like a pro. Count on superior staying power, the perfect amount of brow color, precise application and intense definition. Choose your closest match or combine two shades to achieve the most envy-inducing brows imaginable. Dual-ended, professional brush included.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème ($8.99 USD) — It’s time to put your lipsticks on notice. The Amore Matte Lip Crème has arrived. This revolutionary, highly saturated liquid-to-matte formula dries to a soft, velvety finish for fuller-looking lips. Its double-sided, flexible plush applicator hugs the contours of lips, working to lock in bold, opaque color. Non-sticky, smooth and ready for all-night wear, the limited edition Amore Matte Lip Crème is the ultimate transfer resistant kiss-me-matte.
What I think: The blush is gorgeous! I love that it’s a soft rose, which is perfect with a dramatic fall eye and lip. The brow cream is very easy to use. Just apply cream with brush, then brush through brows with spoolie for a natural look. And the matte lip cream is so on trend. Matte lips are in and this one is vibrant and long-lasting.
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra ($20 USD) — Ditch your sharpener, but stay sharp! This waterproof kohl eyeliner glides on and self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off. Inspired by Smashbox pros who sharpen before every use on set, this first-of-its-kind pencil has a sharpener built right into the cap for a perfect tip-so you’ll always get a precise line.
What I think: This is a rich, dark brown liner that stays on all day! I love that it has a twist on cap, it keeps the eyeliner soft and fresh. The built is sharpener works well and is very handy.
Face Stockholm Cream Shadow ($24 MSRP) — Slips on easily like your favorite cashmere sweater or silk top, this dreamy shadow will be your go-to for luxurious, luminous color that performs throughout the day. Highly pigmented, this smooth cream formula is creaseless, blendable and buildable, for versatile color that can be worn alone or layered under powder shadow. Literally the crème de la crème of shadows!
Face Stockholm Lipstick ($22 MSRP) — Available in three formulas — traditional Creams, classic Mattes and subtle Veils.
What I think: Both of these products are in such rich fall colors. The cream shadow is very blendable, and works well over an eye primer. It will last longer. The lipstick is a rich bronzy-wine. So pretty. It’s sheer on if you swipe it across your lips, it becomes darker when layered. Love!
What are you loving this fall? Please leave a comment and let me know. It can be makeup, or anything else that you love.
I can’t believe it’s Fall! Yay! I hope the weather becomes cooler soon. I am all about the Fall fashions and makeup shades — but I really need to take care of my skin during this time of year.
I have been sent the following samples for my honest review. The products below can moisturize, calm and really soothe skin during the colder weather:
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner ($99 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer ($112 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer delivers the proven anti-aging benefits of Retinol faster and stronger than ever before – without the irritating side effects. This anti-aging night cream supports the four essential building blocks of healthy skin appearance: proteins, micronutrients, water and lipids. Retinol helps improve cell turnover, visibly enhancing firmness and elasticity and diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy and limit Retinol sensitivity. The supercharged face cream with Retinol and Copper Tripeptides is the ultimate solution for more radiant, revitalized and younger looking skin.
What I think: I have found that my fun aging issue right now is enlarged pores. And if something irritates my skin, my pores get larger. That’s why I am excited that these products exist! They do not irritate my skin, which is essential! I layer the night cream over the pore refiner at night and my skin is glowing and smooth in the morning!
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($24 1.7 oz) — A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion and is ideal for normal/combination skin types.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream ($44 1.4 fl. oz) — This creamy moisturizer with Rose Hip Oil helps improve skin moisture levels while providing essential protection against free radicals.
Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream ($46 1.4 fl. oz) — This high performance soothing cream features our proprietary Comfort Complex including Calendula, to help comfort sensitivity, while essential fatty acids provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits with antioxidants to help protect against environmental aggressors. Skin feels restored, comforted and hydrated.
What I think: I have tried the balancing mist, so I was excited to receive this sample! It is both refreshing and moisturizing. It has a light rose scent that I love! The creams are new to me, but I will use the rose moisturizing cream when I need extra moisture (at night), and the calendula cream when my skin is red and sensitive. I love that they are all natural.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer ($37.99 1.35 fl. oz) — Rosaliac moisturizer helps neutralize visible redness on a daily basis to harmonize skin complexion. This weightless, light-green tinted formula contains Xanthine, a patent-pending ingredient, helps soothe skin. It also contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water: rich in Selenium, a powerful, natural antioxidant, provides instant skin soothing.
What I think: This is another great cream for red and sensitive skin. This one is nice to use in the daytime, as the green tint helps balance out the red in my skin. It also feels really nice on.
Purchase at Target stores
Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 and Evening Primrose ($12.99 1.69 fl. oz.) — is a revitalizing, light formula that helps to nourish and heal dry skin as well as strengthen and moisturize hair and scalp. All Oil Essentials are natural, sustainable formulas that are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic colors. Conveniently, Oil Essentials can also be used as a “Beauty Booster” by adding a drop to your favorite skin and hair-care products.
What I think: This smells amazing! I love using it on my hands and cuticles. It is also a great night skin treatment. Apply it in the evening in place of night cream and skin is soft in the morning.