Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection

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I was send the wonderful Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection ($76.96 now, reg. price $85– a $213 value) to test and review for my honest opinion.  And I’m so glad I was, I LOVE it!

With this five-piece collection of skincare and face beautifiers infused with argan oil, you can achieve the look of healthy, glowing skin. Argan Cleansing Oil removes dirt and moisturizes all at once, while argan oil helps to hydrate your skin. The super-size Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation provides skincare benefits while creating the look of an even-toned, glowing complexion. Finally, the dewy Argan Color Stick adds a pop of rosy pink to your lips and cheeks. This collection is made to help you to feel beautiful in your skin!

Includes:

  • 6-fl oz Argan Cleansing Oil
  • 2-fl oz super-size Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation
  • 1.7-fl oz argan oil
  • 0.55-oz Argan Color Stick in Love, a soft mauve shade
  • Foundation brush which is exclusive to QVC till 4/1/1

To use, apply Argan Cleansing Oil evenly over dry face. Then, wet the face and massage into a rich milk. Rinse thoroughly. Massage argan oil into skin, hair, and/or nails to help moisturize face, treat split ends, and/or condition cuticles. Shake Argan Matchmaker Foundation Serum well and then use the foundation brush to apply to the face. Sweep Argan Color Stick over the apples of the cheeks and blend toward the temples. Apply to lips for a soft flush of hydrating color.

What I think:  This set of natural skin goodies really can make you glow!  The argan oil is good for your whole body, the cleanser gets all of the makeup off and the beautiful color skin makes cheeks and lips naturally rosy.

But, the start products for me is the Matchmaker Serum Foundation and the foundation brush.  I have been wanting to try the foundation since it was released.  The foundation I have been using is a little dark for my skintone, so I had to mix it with lighter concealer.  Josie’s serum foundation is a perfect match and easily covers discoloration and redness.  I squirt a little on the back of my hand and dip the brush in it and paint it on my face.  I like to start under my eyes and move to my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and blend, blend, blend!  It starts out white and turns into my natural ivory shade.  You can order the set in Fair/Light, Light/Medium (my shade) and Medium/Dark.  I was afraid that Light/Medium would be a little too dark, but it adjusted perfectly. This may be my holy grail foundation!

You can pick this up on http://www.qvc.com and I highly recommend it!

 

Josie Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection is QVC’s Today’s Special Value For January 5, 2015!

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Introducing Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection exclusively available on QVC’s Today’s Special Value on Monday January 5, 2015 ($69.96 a $213 value)! This collection of skincare and face beautifiers infused with argan oil will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin this New Year! Argan Cleansing Oil removes dirt, while the 100% Pure Argan Oil hydrates your skin. The Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation and Brush provides even-toned skin care benefits and finally the Argan Color Stick adds a pop of rosy pink to your lips and cheeks!

To use, apply Argan Cleansing Oil evenly over dry face. Then, wet the face and massage into a rich milk. Rinse thoroughly. Massage argan oil into skin, hair, and/or nails to help moisturize face, treat split ends, and/or condition cuticles. Shake Argan Matchmaker Foundation Serum well and then use the foundation brush to apply to the face. Sweep Argan Color Stick over the apples of the cheeks and blend toward the temples. Apply to lips for a soft flush of hydrating color.

From Josie Maran.

Includes:

  • 6-fl oz Argan Cleansing Oil
  • 2-fl oz super-size Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation
  • 1.7-fl oz argan oil
  • 0.55-oz Argan Color Stick in Love, a soft mauve shade
  • Foundation brush which is exclusive to QVC till 4/1/15

To purchase, watch QVC today or visit http://www.qvc.com.  Hurry and grab it while is in on sale today!

 

 

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of October 6-12, 2014

It is truly fall now in Kansas City! It’s definitely sweater weather — in the 50’s and 60’s.  And, I know it’s only going to get cooler in the next weeks and months.

This week, my fave products are items to help thicken stressed hair, plus moisturize body and facial skin to get ready for cooler weather.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam
Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam

Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam ($36 USD) — This lightweight densifying foam thickens and strengthens each strand while helping to prevent hair loss and breakage. Formulated with non-sticky polymers to build volume and create long-lasting body as well as Red Clover Growth Complex, this foam is clinically proven to save 1,300 strands per month. Free Of: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum

What I think: As a lady with thinning hair, I love a good thickening product. I use this on damp hair, and after I dry it, it does seem thicker.  Perfect for giving my hair body every day!

Available in October at AlternaHaircare.com

Rogaine Women's Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam
Rogaine Women’s Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam

Rogaine Women’s Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam ($31.99 USD) — Regrow thicker, fuller, beautiful hair with Women’s ROGAINE Hair Regrowth Treatment, Once-a-Day Foam. Containing 5% minoxidil, this foam reactivates hair follicles to regrow hair. The only once-daily hair regrowth treatment for women approved by the FDA, this formula is clinically proven to regrow hair in 81 percent* of women. New hair comes in up to 48 percent** thicker than before, with clinical results in as little as 12 weeks and visible results with continuous daily use after 24 weeks. From the number-one dermatologist recommended brand, the once-a-day applied foam can fit into your regular beauty routine. This package of Women’s ROGAINE Foam includes one 60-gram can, a two-month supply.

What I think:  I have just started using this, and its very easy to use.  A capful a day massaged into hair is all you need.  I am hoping to see results soon!

Available at http://www.cvs.com

Suave’s Professional Body Care
Suave’s Professional Body Care

Suave’s Professional Body Care Suave® Professionals Body Care is sharing the secret to recreating the ultimate, luxurious spa experience at home. Every day Women are encouraged to share their beauty tips, tricks and #SuaveSpaSecrets from their at- home spa staycation with Suave Professionals Body Care.

Suave® Professionals introduces new spa-quality Body Care products infused with precious ingredients. The new products are:

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Wash ($2.99 USD) – infused with Moroccan argan oil

  • NEW Suave® Professionals Natural Infusion Awapuhi Ginger Body Wash ($2.99 USD) – infused with Awapuhi Ginger and Honeysuckle

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Body Lotion ($4.99 USD) with authentic Moroccan argan oil to leave your skin beautifully silky and stunningly radiant

  • Suave® Professionals Moroccan Infusion Dry Body Oil Spray ($5.99 USD) has a non-greasy formula that absorbs instantly

What I think: Loving all of these products! Both body washes smell great and clean and moisturize my skin.  The dry oil spray is perfect to use after a shower.  Leaves skin so soft!  The product that was my least favorite is the body lotion, as I’m not a fan of the scent.  It’s very soapy, and if you love a clean, soapy scent it might be perfect for you.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream
Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream

Essence of Beauty Forbidden Orchid Body & Hand Cream ($6.99 USD) — Condition your skin with the lasting, indulgent moisture of this luscious cream. Our exclusive, ultra-rich formula combines softening sunflower and avocado oils with nourishing passionflower seed and rice bran oils. It absorbs quickly to leave you with noticeably softer skin. Massage into dry areas like hands, elbows, knees and heels to restore moisture and leave skin lightly scented.

The heart of Forbidden Orchard is rooted in the allure of an enchanted path, ripe with luscious crimson apples and sweet, dark berries – forbidden but irresistible. A captivating blend of crisp red apple, sweet nectarine and black currant combines with notes of dewy fig and delicate orchid to create this enticing, unforgettable fragrance.

What I think:  This smells amazing, as does another new scent I tried called Vanilla Whisper.  The scents are rich for the fall.  I like to keep these lotions at my desk to use on my hands and body.

Available at http://www.cvs.com

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream
Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream

Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream ($128 USD) — This moisturizer is designed to help reduce the appearance of expression lines, relax wrinkles and restore softness, smoothness, and radiance. This unique moisturizer melts into your skin on contact, and helps Dry areas disappear without that greasy feeling. This powerful and rejuvenating combination gives your skin a rested and youthful look. It contains pure 24K Gold along with ingredients such as; Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Green Tea.

What I think: Such an amazing cream!  It is very light, yet so moisturizing.  I can use it in the day or at night for light moisturizing.  After application, my skin glows!  And I have noticed after using it for a couple of weeks that my skin does appear younger.

Available at http://www.orogold.com

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift
Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift ($400 USD) — This formula is a non-surgical solution to achieving a youthful, lifted appearance. The combination of Dimethylamonoethanol Tartrate, Collagen and Resveratrol acts as an effective blend to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, resulting in lifted appearance. Apply to clean face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use once every two weeks.

What I think: This face lift in a jar, is obviously a luxe product that is a splurge for most people.  It is so fantastic for an instant lift and youthful look for your face.  My wrinkles seem less apparent and my skin is smoother and tighter.  LOVE!

Purchase at http://www.vinevera.com

What new products are you using this week?  Please leave a comment and let me know! I would also love to know if you have tried any of the products I have featured.

Prep and Moisturize For Soft Skin This Fall and Winter

I am already getting dry patches on my skin and it’s only the first of November!  Sigh…it is time to really take care of my skin.

I was sent the products below for my honest review.  They are:

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub ($4.99 USD) — Discover the swiss secrets for smooth, radiant skin. St. Ives fresh skin invigorating apricot scrub captures these secrets in its deep cleansing formula with 100% natural exfoliates that gently remove dull, dead skin cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant skin.

What I think: I’ve always loved St. Ives.  I’m not surprised that I am enjoying this scrub.  The scent so good!  Fresh and fruity.  And the scrub leaves my face so soft.  I exfoliate 2 or 3 times a week and this is gentle enough for my routine.

Avaialble at mass market retailers near you.

Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes
Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes

Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes ($25 USD) — Gently remove all traces of make-up, the days build up of dirt, impurities and pollutants with new Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover for Face and Eyes. With this organic make-up remover, skin is left soothed, conditioned and revitalized with all-natural plant oils and rejuvenated with tangerine and orange oils that de-congest and increase circulation.

What I think:  Loving this! This is now my go-to eye makeup remover. It is gentle on my eyes, but takes off all traces of stubborn eye liner and mascara.  I have been using it every night.

Available at www.oricolondon.com

ente Dermal Repair Cream
Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream ($169.95 (1.7 oz) or $79.95 (.5 oz)) —

Sente uses a patented blend of ingredients including Heparan Sulfate (HS), a naturally occurring complex of a sugar plus a protein (glycoprotein). This fresh and advanced scientific approach to beauty delivers benefits unlike any cream on the market:

  • Heals skin faster following common dermatological procedures including IPL, lasers, chemical peels, skin tightening and injectables
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles. Enjoy smoother and younger looking skin
  • Hypoallergenic formulation penetrates quickly, leaving no greasy residue or fragrance – perfect under makeup
  • Restores and enhances skin’s intrinsic ability to heal itself (sunburns, scarring)
  • Soothes redness and irritation
  • Normalizes skin tone and restore radiance
  • Delivers profound hydration with daily use
  • Safe for use on even the most sensitive skin types

What I think: This is medical grade skincare that is gentle on the skin.  My skin gets more sensitive as I grow older, so gentle skincare is a must.  I have only been using it for a few days, but I can see the redness fading and my skin is very soft with use.  I will keep using for younger-looking skin!

http://www.sentelabs.com

Mama Mio Love Your Life Lines
Mama Mio Love Your Life Lines

Mama Mio Love Your Life Lines ($48 USD) — This age-defying, light–reflecting cream works to smooth out and diminish existing lines and wrinkles, helping with deep level repair whilst protecting against new lines forming.

What I think: This is very light and is a great day cream.  I haven’t seen evidence of my wrinkles diminishing yet (after a few weeks use in the morning), but it makes my skin bright and soft.

Mama Mio Love Your Life Lines can be purchased at www.mamamio.com.

Maijan Moroccan Argan Oil with Grapeseed & Essential Oils
Maijan Moroccan Argan Oil with Grapeseed & Essential Oils

Maijan Moroccan Argan Oil with Grapeseed and Essential Oils ($49.95, sale price $25 USD) — Maijan Pure Moroccan Argan Oil infused with Grapeseed Oil and Essential Oils is the perfect solution for healthy hair and skin.  This miracle golden Organic Argan Oil helps soothe and soften both dry and frizzy hair and trouble skin.  Maijan’s secret blend of the Organic Argan Oil infused with Grapeseed and essential oils gives your hair and skin a sense of pure luxury like none other.

What I think:  I love argan oil for my skin and my hair.  Its a product that you can safely use all over for instant hydration. It also smells great!  It’s a perfect, natural product.

Learn more at www.maijan.com.

Yes to Grapefruit Naturally Smooth Lip Balm
Yes to Grapefruit Naturally Smooth Lip Balm

Yes to Grapefruit Naturally Smooth Lip Balm ($2.99 USD) — This lip gloss has a mix of moisturizing Aloe, Cocoa, and Shea Butter deliver intense hydration and moisturization This flavor is a delicious grapefruit treat to wake you and your gorgeous lips up. Consumers preferred this sleek, oval shape, because it fits easily everywhere, and applies nicely around lips.

What I think:  I really love how soft this is on my lips. It keeps them moisturized and smelling great, although I can’t detect a taste.  It also comes in Blueberry and Pomegranate SPF 15.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you tried any of these products?  What skin care are you using now?  Leave me a comment, I would love to know!

Get Ready For Fall With Make Up by Laura Mercier, tarte, Pur Minerals, Laura Geller, and It Cosmetics

I have a BIG Fall makeup post today!  I have recently received some fab new fall makeup to try out.  I have made a list of my 10 fave items from 5 stellar brands: Laura Mercier, tarte, Pur Minerals, Laura Geller and It Cosmetics:

tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation
tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation

1. tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation ($36 USD) — Introducing the latest addition to the Amazonian clay foundation line for total complexion perfection! Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation delivers flawless, natural-looking coverage that lasts, while the skintuitive™ formula invigorates skin tone and texture for a youthful complexion. Powered by Amazonian clay enriched with the Earth’s natural, light-reflecting gemstones, this moisture-rich powder buffs on smoothly for waterproof, 12-hour coverage that won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Available in 11 shades to perfectly compliment a wide range of skin tones and undertones, this innovative foundation also employs a custom mesh delivery system for a fool-proof, mess-free application every time.

What I think: If you are looking for a natural coverage foundation that is good for you, this is the perfect one! I buff it on with tarte’s Airbuki Foundation Brush.  It covers red spots and imperfections but really looks just like your own skin!  And it is so fast to apply!

Available at www.tartecosmetics.com and www.qvc.com

Laura Geller CC Cream Compact w/ SPF 25
Laura Geller CC Cream Compact w/ SPF 25

2. Laura Geller CC Cream Compact w/ SPF 25 ($35 USD) So many benefits–just one compact! This antiaging compact creme foundation helps even out your complexion with a color-correcting peach swirl–but it doesn’t stop there. Boasting conditioning ingredients, the weightless formula also helps to protect against sun damage and prevent the look of lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. From Laura Geller. More info:

  • 0.37-oz CC Creme Compact Color Correcting Swirl Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25
  • Sponge
  • Light: very fair or fair to light skin tones
  • Medium: light to medium skin tones
  • Tan: light olive skin to lightly tanned skin
  • Made in Italy/Korea

What I think:  I have lots of BB, CC and even a DD liquid foundation, but this is my first CC crème contact. I am testing this in light, and really enjoy it for a full coverage look. I apply this with my BeautyBlender and it goes on perfectly.  So smooth and pretty, it really evens out my skin tone.

Available at www.qvc.com.

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Mystical
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Mystical

3. Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Mystical ($23 USD) — An innovative wet/dry Eye Colour formula featuring Baked technology in beautiful shades that last all day. Magical and Mystical are limited edition shades included in the new Dark Spell collection.

What I think: Black smoky eyes are hot again this fall.  This shadow has a little sparkle in it and is perfect for a night out.  Really great color payoff as well.

Available at www.lauramercier.com and fine department stores.

 

Laura Geller INKcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Laura Geller INKcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil

4. Laura Geller INKcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil ($20 USD) — INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil is waterproof glide-on color stays put from day to night, delivering powerful, vibrant, multi-dimensional color.

Benefits:

– Precision tip allows for even application.

– Highly pigmented formula stays vibrant all day.

– Super soft means no pulling or skipping during application.

4 colors: Purple Rain, Blue Jean Baby, Teal Waters and After Midnight.

What I think: I have always been a fan on Laura Geller’s pencil eyeliners. I have been using this in Purple Rain.  It is a gorgeous shimmering shade of purple.  This is a very soft pencil, so make sure that you don’t press too hard (like I did).  You could lose the point.  But, it does last all day and all shades are gorgeous for fall!

Available at www.laurageller.com

Pur Minerals Big Blink Mascara
Pur Minerals Big Blink Mascara

5. Purminerals Big Blink Mascara ($20 USD) Fake a full night’s sleep with Pür Minerals Big Blink Mascara. Fortified with Argan Oil, Big Blink nourishes lashes for stronger, fuller eyelashes that are less likely to break or fall out. The clump-resistant wand easily glides over the lashes for an even application and coats the hard-to-reach inner corners for a complete set of luscious lashes.

What I think:  This mascara gives great volume and keeps lashes healthy at the same time! The thing I love most about this mascara is that my lashes don’t get sticky and lumpy after I apply it.  It looks fresh all day.  This has a hard plastic brush which really separates the lashes.

Available at www.purminerals.com and Ulta stores.

tarte lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara
tarte lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara

6. tarte lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara ($23 USD) — Take your lashes to the extreme with this ultra-black mascara that lengthens, curls and magnifies for an intensified look proven to increase lash volume by 752% instantly!

Take your sultry, flashy lashes to the extreme with this amped up, ultra-black mascara that lengthens, curls and magnifies lashes for an intensified look proven to increase lash volume by 752% instantly! Powered by tarte’s proprietary triple black complex, this longwear, vitamin-infused formula emphasizes length and volume while conditioning lashes for a dramatic look that won’t dry out, flake or budge.
The custom-engineered, dual-molded brush boosts even the skinniest lashes for an exaggerated, voluminous look. First, the shorter, denser side of the brush delivers the optimal amount of mascara to volumize and coat each lash perfectly, then the longer, firmer side of the brush lengthens and separates for maximum volume without clumping.

What I think: This is currently my favorite mascara.  I use the longer side first so that when I apply it I won’t get lumpy lashes, then the short side for more volume, but you can play with it to see the perfect application for you.  And boy, the results!  My short, stubby lashes looks so long and lush!  Awesome!

Purchase at www.tartecosmetics.com and www.qvc.com

Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Stick
Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Stick

7. Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Stick ($15 USD) A bold lip makes a statement and pulls the look together quickly. Loaded with rich emollients and vitamin E, these buttery smooth sticks condition lips as they color for a smoother, softer pout with each application. Slick on the richly pigmented, bold color of a Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Stick available in fall’s hottest shades including: Coralline – a juicy coral, Game Day – our signature classic red, Daredevil – a punchy light red and Spiked Punch – sheer hot pink.

What I think: I have this in an older color called Honey Pie (above), which is a perfect neutral for fall. The stick itself is very moisturizing on the lips and leaves a soft, glossy finish.  Very nice!

Available at www.purminerals.com and Ulta stores.

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain
It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain

8. It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain ($24 USD) — Stay hydrated in the summer heat with the new IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain which is infused with nine butter and oils that will pamper your lips without that giving them that sticky feeling. This lightweight serum repairs and protect while offering a beautiful pigmented shine.  Available in four shades, Inspiring Red is the one shown.

What I think:  The mixture of a stain and a moisturizing gloss is genius — soft lips and color that lasts all day!  I always love It Cosmetics products because of the wonderful quality and skincare benefits.  Very luxe.

Available at QVC.com, itcosmetics.com, Beauty.com.

Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Charmed
Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Charmed

9. Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Charmed ($30 USD) — Lips look visibly fuller, healthier, sexier with a dose of colour and high-definition shine.

What I think:  I have a lot of Laura Mercier glosses, but this is the first lip plumper I have tried from the brand. It does not sting, but does plump well and is not sticky! I am testing a limited edition color called Charmed.  It is a light peach sheer color and is gorgeous, perfect with the hot black smoky eye!

Available at www.lauramercier.com and fine department stores.

It Cosmetics Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set
It Cosmetics Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set

10. It Cosmetics Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set ($39 USD) Feather your way to happiness with this 6-pc Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe Vanity Brush Set made from 100 percent Ultra Plush, Cruelty Free Bristles.  The chic and innovative set is sure to give you that airbrushed finish, for makeup application on the go!

What I think:  I am so loving this brush set — and what a great price for the quality! My teenage daughter has stolen most of my eye shadow brushes, so I was glad to get a couple in this kit.  You also get a large powder brush, a foundation brush, and a concealer brush, along with the three eye brushes.

Available at QVC.com.

Enjoy a new fall look!

Eye-deas For Spring Makeup

I have been trying lots of new Spring makeup!  So much Fun!  Some of the following eye products are new to me — blinc, rms beauty and Shiseido, and one I have tried before — Josie Maran — give them a try!

rms cream shadow in solar

rms beauty cream eye shadow ($28 USD) — create a very sheer refined metallic glow with all the benefits of raw mineral pigments without the dryness that occurs with minerals alone. They have a subtle, glossy, light reflecting quality that gives them a very unique finish, both modern and youthful. I have these in Solar, a warm gold shimmer and Karma, a rich, dark brown with a bit of silver shimmer.  They are highly pigmented and last a long time.  Solar is pretty to wear by itself, but add Karma to amp up the drama!  Purchase at www.msbeauty.com.

Josie Maran Beautiful Eyes in Smoke

A fab natural makeup brand is from supermodel Josie Maran.  Her palette Argan Beautiful Eyes ($36 USD) features four eye shadows and one shadow liner expertly coordinated to offer the ultimate range of customized looks. These naturally formulated shadows are richly infused with Argan Oil and a blend of floral and fruit extracts resulting in soft and nutrient rich textures including iridescent, matte, and satin finishes. The palette includes easy-to-follow instructions that make beautiful lids simply effortless. Available in Beautiful Smoke, Beautiful Blues, Beautiful Nudes, Beautiful Purples.  I have Beautiful Smoke and it is very versatile.  You can achieve a natural look with the lighter colors or go full smoke and use the darker shades.  Visit www.josiemarancosmetics.com to learn more and purchase.

Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition

 

Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition ($24 USD) — is new for spring and has an exceptional formula and brush that captures every single lash for an opulent and lustrous finish, that maintains a just-applied 16 hour glamorous look. The dual-textured brush coats every lash while the firm tip captures even tiny lashes to add remarkable volume, separation and length. Its non-clumping formula allows for multiple, smooth coats.  Available in Black and Brown at www.Shiseido.com.

Blinc Cosmetics Eyebrow Mousse

Once applied, blinc Eyebrow Mousse™ ($25 USD) fills in sparse areas to create the perfect brow line that cannot fade, run, or smudge, even if you sweat or wear it in harsh weather conditions. Get ready for beautiful, face-framing brow color that lasts all day long, unlike traditional eyebrow products that disappear half way through your busy day.

In addition to the unparalleled hold of blinc Eyebrow Mousse™, the innovative product also contains a peptide to moisturize and provide anti-aging treatment to the skin beneath your brow. Not only will you have perfectly colored brows, but you will also be treating your skin at the same time! At the end of the day, blinc Eyebrow Mousse™ is easily removed, only when you are ready, with any gentle makeup remover.

I like this eyebrow mousse.  It is easy to use, but be careful, I have put on too much before and have accidentally thickened my brows — and they are plenty thick already!  It stays on until you take it off and does not smear or smudge! Purchase at www.blincinc.com.

Enjoy!

Fun Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas

This Valentine’s get ready for your hot date (here’s hoping for ya)!  Now, I have been married for 20 years, and I still like to get glam’d up for romance, even if it is just eating a romantic dinner at home with the family!

The following products can help you look, feel and smell fantastic for V-Day.  Enjoy!

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm ($7.95 USD) This Valentine’s Day, get your lips kissably soft with L’Oréal Paris’ new tinted lip balm.  This silky smooth balm delivers care and comfort to lips while providing the shine and sheer color that women (and men!) crave. Thanks to its nurturing formula with Shea butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Rose Canina Oil and SPF 15, Colour Riche Balm delivers eight hours of continuous hydration.  Lips feel soft and supple all day long and conditioned for up to 2.5 hours after the balm is removed. Available in eight wearable shades, Colour Riche Balm leaves lips with a healthy hint of beautiful color. Available at http://www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers.

What I think:  I love this balm!  The color is subtle, but will help you look put together while making lips look and feel super soft!

bliss fabulips treatment kit ($45 USD) On Valentine’s Day, we all know your most important asset are those lovely lips.  Bliss gives some much needed TLC to your kisser with the only complete beauty regimen for your lips! Introducing the new bliss fabulips treatment kit- the only one-stop lip care shop that cleans, exfoliates, plumps and softens for a ‘spa’-tacular smooth every day- it’s a facial for your pout!  Available at bliss spas, www.blissworld.com, and Sephora.

What I think:  This 4 step kit is worth the time!  After the first use, I could see a big change in the texture of my lips.  If you use this, don’t forget to scrub the edges of your lips — this will help with lip line and bleeding lipstick.

Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder ($20 USD) Like kryptonite to Superman, the Sparkling Lickable Body Powders render men powerless. Redesigned with your vanity in mind, our new, petite boxes swank-up any countertop or boudoir. Take your ensemble and your evening from sexy to scintillating, as a mere dust of this decadent beauty treat will make you the main course. Our new, petite Sparkling Lickable Body Powders feature sleek, more sophisticated, tassel-topped boxes each with its own signature pattern – complete with a deluxe purple puff.  Radiate so much beauty that he’ll be able to taste it…

Flavors:

·        Marshmallow – soft white pearl shimmer in a chic, purple foil, zebra print box

·        Honey –golden pearl shimmer in a seductive, bronze foil, leopard print box

Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.macys.com, www.beauty.com and www.urbandecay.com.

What I think:  I haven’t tried this yet, but is sounds perfect for an amorous Valentine’s Day!

Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter Tube ($18 USD) Smell incredible with our nourishing and anti-oxidant rich ingredients.  Our body butter helps fight signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection.  Made with nature’s best moisturizers – shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil – Pacifica’s paraben-free Body Butter is a skin must-have.  Now available in tubes in our best-selling fragrances, making them easy to take with you anywhere.  A warm blend of sultry fresh coconut, delicate creamy vanilla.  www.pacificaperfume.com.

What I thin:  This decadent body butter smells delicious and is has a thick and luxurious texture.  This is perfect after a shower to keep skin soft all day and night!