My Beauty Faves Week of January 12-18, 2015 — SkinnyStix, Emjoi, Korres, Smashbox and Lumene

It was a beautiful day in Kansas City today!  Over 50 degrees and sunny, so my family and I went to the Kansas City Zoo.  I sure got my FitBit steps in today and am feeling great! The products that I am loving this week include a drink to help give me energy, a fantastic pedi tool, a moisturizing body butter, hydrating face powder and capsules to make my skin glow.

Zantrex® SkinnyStix® Berry Fusion
Zantrex® SkinnyStix® Berry Fusion

Zantrex® SkinnyStix® Berry Fusion ($29.99 for 21 stix and bottle) — For increased energy, mood elevation, heightened stamina and improved focus, adults mix entire contents of 1 SkinnyStix packet in 16 fl. oz. of water and drink or sip as desired. For powerful appetite control and weight loss, adults mix entire contents of 1 SkinnyStix packet in 16 fl. oz. of water and drink the entire serving 15 minutes before main meals. Do not exceed 3 SkinnyStix per day. Use in conjunction with any sensible diet and exercise program. Individual results will vary. What I think:  I have started to eat better and exercise more this year, and like drinking one of these a day to help give me energy and boost my mood.  It does work for me.  But, I cannot take more than one a day, because I am a bit sensitive to caffeine.  I also make sure that I only drink half-calf or decaf coffee when I have a SkinnyStix. Available at http://www.zantrex3.com

Emjoi Micro-Pedi
Emjoi Micro-Pedi

Emjoi Micro-Pedi ($29.99 USD) — This battery-operated foot buffer is ideal for at-home pedicures and is a safe alternative to harsh, metal scrapers.  Micro-Pedi’s spinning rollers quickly and easily buff away rough, callused skin on feet to reveal supple, touchable feet.

  • Removes rough, dry and calloused skin from feet in seconds
  • Unique roller spins 360 degrees for fast results
  • Battery operated
  • Revolutionary device takes the chore out of smoothing skin on your feet.
  • Gently and effectively buffs away rough, dry and calloused skin in seconds.
  • Safer and more effective than metal scrapers and easier than a pumice stone
  • Rubberized easy grip
  • Battery operated (requires 2 x AA batteries – not included)

What I think: This works so well!  It is very easy to use, just roll it over the rough patches of your feet and in a few minutes you get soft, smooth feet!  My feet are usually so dry and rough during the winter, but they look summer ready now!

Available at CVS pharmacies and http://www.cvs.com.  Don’t for get to join CVS’s Beauty Club for rewards.  The Facebook and Twitter handle is @CVSBeautyClub

Korres Fig Body Butter
Korres Fig Body Butter

Korres Fig Body Butter ($29 USD) — beautifully scented, creamy body butters that are enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness. Available in seven fabulous scents, Korres Body Butter deeply moisturizes and can be used all over the body. Available in Basil Lemon, Fig, Japanese Rose, Jasmine, Yoghurt, Vanilla Guava and Guava. What I think:  I love how moisturizing the Korres Body Butters are!  They come in seven scents.  I have Fig and it smells just like the fresh fruits. Available at http://www.sephora.com

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder ($49 USD) — It’s the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in! This advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide delivers dynamic anti-aging benefits, while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day. For the perfect amount of fresh powder every time, simply twist the shaver, swirl brush into powder and apply to face. What I think:  I love this powder!  I have been using it over my foundation to set and to add extra coverage.  It applies so smoothly and melts into the skin, but does not settle in to pores or lines.  I have it in light, which is the perfect match for my skin.  I am going to try it without foundation when the weather gets warmer.  I think it will work well as a lighter foundation. Available at http://www.smashbox.com and fine beauty stores.

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C+ Beauty Drops
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C+ Beauty Drops

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C+ Beauty Drops ($21.99 USD) — Arctic cloudberry seed oil combined with highly effective vitamin C and lingonberry seed oil boosts radiance and brightens the skin with a long-lasting effect. Special formula releases vitamin C slowly into the skin making its effect last longer. Suitable for all skin types. 28 capsules. For external use only. What I think: I have been using these little oil capsules at night in place of my serum.  They sink into the skin well and in the morning my skin is glowing. I’m going to keep using them every night to see if my skin continues to look younger! Learn more at http://www.lumene.com

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