Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of October 20-26, 2014

It’s Fall…I guess.  It’s 85 degrees in Kansas City today.  Hot!  It is supposed to cool down in a couple of days.  I hope so, I’d love to be wearing my fall clothes.

Lately, I have been sent so many fabulous products to test.  Below are 5 of my favorites — A refreshing toner, an excellent body butter, a firming neck cream, a natural deodorant and a very cool curling tool.

Korres Pomegranate Toner
Korres Pomegranate Toner

Korres Pomegranate Toner ($22 USD) — This toner gently exfoliates to remove excess oil and dirt from skin, imparting a tighter, smoother, and more matte finish while helping to reduce redness. Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, helps tighten pores and rejuvenate the look of skin. Alpine willowherb and witch hazel extract help refine the appearance of pores and provide a matte look to the skin. Formulated with natural skin conditioners, this refreshing toner leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

What I think:  Very refreshing and makes my skin smoother.  I have noticed that my pores appear smaller. Plus, my skin feels cleaner but not dry after I use it.

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L'Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream
L’Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream ($20 USD) — The Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream combines the nourishing properties of a balm with the lightness of a mousse, to help nourish and protect the skin. This whipped formula, made with 10% shea butter, gently melts into the skin when applied, leaving skin supple and comfortable.

What I think:  Easily my favorite body cream or lotion at the moment.  The texture is light and fluffy like whipped cream, but when I apply it, it sinks right into my skin and leaves it so soft!  Plus, it’s not greasy at all.  The scent is very clean.  LOVE! The whipped shea collection also includes a foaming body was ($20 USD) and a travel sized hand cream ($12 USD).

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StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream

StriVectin TL Advance Tightening Neck Cream ($95 USD) — This high-performance neck cream includes exclusive Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex, designed to help rebuild the elastin fiber architecture so critical to tightening and lifting the neck and décolletage area, and to improving resistance to gravity over time.  The surface of the skin is instantly hydrated, feeling tighter, smoother and more supple.  Over time, the visible effects of aging appear reversed for even more refined, toned definition and sculpted silhouette.  With even more effective results than the original, 86% of panelists agreed it’s the best neck cream they’ve ever tried.

What I think:  I have been testing this neck cream for a few weeks now.  It’s extremely moisturizing without being greasy.  I have noticed that my skin does seem a bit tighter and smoother.  As I have been aging, my skin has been getting a little looser.  I will continue using this to see if I get any further results.

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The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender
The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender ($14 USD) — Essential oils of Spanish lavender and soft vanilla give a light and powdery fresh sensation. This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.

What I think:  I really like the scent of this natural deodorant.  While it isn’t strong enough for me (I use the clinical strength deodorants), it’s great for my teenage daughters.  And I love that they are using something that is healthy for their skin.

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Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret
Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret ($99 USD) — In an industry where secrets are everything, the Curl Secret will be your weapon on how to get perfect curls each and every time. Regular curling irons don’t always produce the desired results, but being the fixers they are, the pros at Infiniti Pro by Conair designed this device to draw hair in and release consistently beautiful curls.

What I think: I have been wanting to try this since it came out!  It looked so cool.  And it really is!  I have used it on my shoulder-length hair and my daughter’s long hair and it works really well.  It take a little practice to position it correctly and to use the correct amount of hair, but once I got it, it was fast and easy!  And the curls looked great!

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What have you been loving this week?







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