Having a Heat Wave? Treat Your Skin With Warm Weather Skin Care!

I’ll admit, the thought of using heavy creams and sunscreens when it’s blazing hot is not fun.  Luckily, there is amazing skincare that works without making your skin feel like it has a pile of grease on it!

I have been testing some amazing lighter skincare including fresh masks, and after-sun gel, an SPF moisturizer, an eye serum and sheer sunscreen for face and body:

Indie Lee’s Clearing Mask
Indie Lee’s Clearing Mask

Indie Lee’s Clearing Mask ($60 USD) — It can be difficult to keep your face hydrated and also clear of blemishes in the hotter months. This mask will simultaneously rehydrate and detoxify your skin, leaving you simply radiant. Its fruit acids will brighten your complexion and with weekly use, you’ll have skin like you’ve started a new facial routine.

What I think:  It’s difficult to want to put on a mask when it is hot, because you don’t really want goop on your skin.  This mask is refreshing and my skin felt soft, but not greasy afterwards.  It was also helped clear up the few blemishes that are on my skin from the summer heat.

Available at http://www.indielee.com

Acure’s Cell Regenerating Mask
Acure’s Cell Regenerating Mask

Acure’s Cell Regenerating Mask ($12.99 USD) — Get serious cell repair with this mask.  French Green Clay draws out impurities while Moroccan Argan Oil, CoQ10 and Seabuckthorn Oil add intense hydration back to the skin.

What I think:  This is perfect for stressed summer skin. When I use it, I can feel it working and when I wash it off, my skin is smooth and soft!  Great natural product for the price!

Purchase at http://www.acureorganics.com

Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel
Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel

Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel ($26 USD) — If you get a burn, don’t let it dry your skin! This is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging.

What I think: Luckily, I haven’t had a bad burn this summer (it’s too hot to go outside!).  But this cream is perfect whenever I have had too much sun and my skin is a bit red and tight.  It also works well on my sensitive skin if I have left a peel or mask on too long and my skin is irritated.

Available at http://www.sephora.com

VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15
VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15

VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 ($145 USD) — enhances collagen production, helps reverse sun damage and dramatically improves skin elasticity while offering broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays. With the ongoing push to work SPF into every day skincare, this product’s lightweight formula is an easy way to ensure skin is protected while still providing the benefits of a true moisturizer and without leaving behind a white cast.

What I think: I love how light this moisturizer is!  I apply it after my serum in the morning and since it has SPF, it does double-duty.  Plus, it has amazing skincare benefits.  I have noticed that my skin is smoother and clearer.  I am hoping to see improvements in skin elasticity after I use it for a few weeks.

Available at select specialty beauty retailers and online at VENeffect.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Dermstore.com, SpaceNK.com, CosBar.com and Bloomingdales.com.

 

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment ($69 USD) — Diminish tired and puffy eyes with this eye treatment.  This potent anti-aging serum is infused with the Bio Copper Complex to reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area while it firms, smoothes texture and tones the skin.

What I think:  I have been using this light serum morning and night.  It instantly firms the skin around my eyes and helps me look awake!  The skin around my eyes also appears smoother.

Purchase at http://www.kohls.com).

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Sunscreen for Face and Body
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Sunscreen for Face and Body

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Sunscreen for Face and Body ($30 USD) — Always stay protected from the sun no matter how hard you’re working.  This new generation of mineral sunscreen is infused with SmartSportTM Technology for high performance, ultra sheer protection that resists wear off from water and sweat.

What I think: I am always excited to find a lightweight sunscreen.  It is hard to get my kids to use the thick, goopy kind!  This is light and sheer.  And I like that it resists water, it is great for swimming and outdoor exercise.

Purchase at www.lavanila.com.

 

Korres Natural Hair Collection on HSN Today

 

Today, a new natural hair care collection from KORRES, is launching HSN and http://www.hsn.com.

KORRES formulated this new line of all-natural shampoos, conditioners and masks with organic ingredients and plant extracts like dittany, marjoram and mountain tea, which are only found on the Greek island of Crete.

The hair care collection is 100% free of silicones, parabens, alcohol and propylene glycol.

Each shampoo and conditioner duo shown in the above photos is on sale at HSN for $29.95 today, or three payments of $9.98.  The regular price of these duos are $34.95.  The choices are:

KORRES Shampoo & Conditioner Duo – Aloe & Dittany —  Love your locks with this duo that provides gentle, mild cleansing and lightweight moisture to hair. Naturally-derived extracts from the isle of Crete and B vitamins make this the perfect pair for daily use and a look that’s lustrous. Included is the 8.45 fl. oz. Aloe & Dittany Shampoo and the 6.76 fl. oz. Aloe & Dittany Conditioner.

KORRES Shampoo & Conditioner Duo – Sunflower & Mountain Tea —  Give your hair the love it deserves with this ultra-moisturizing combo. Naturally-derived ingredients from the isle of Crete cleanse and condition color and chemically treated hair, helping prevent fading and breakage for a healthier, more luscious look. Included is the 8.45 fl. oz. Sunflower & Mountain Tea Shampoo and the 6.76 fl. oz. Sunflower & Mountain Tea Conditioner.

KORRES Shampoo & Conditioner Duo – Almond & Linseed —  Love your locks with this duo that helps moisturize and rejuvenate the look of dry and damaged hair. Naturally-derived extracts from the isle of Crete and B vitamins help make this the perfect pair for daily use and a look that’s shiny, healthier and more lustrous. Included is the 8.45 fl. oz. Almond & Linseed Shampoo and the 6.76 fl. oz. Almond & Linseed Conditioner.

I haven’t tried these yet, but I do love Korres’ products.  They are all natural and work so well.  Their greek yoghurt skincare and lip butters are some of my all time favorite products.

Have you tried KORRES hair products? Please leave a comment if you have or if you are going to purchase the great deal on HSN today.

Enjoy!

Give Her The Gift Of Beauty This Valentine’s Day!

Beauty gifts can be a welcome change from the usual flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day.  I know I would love to receive fragrance, skin care or makeup!  But I am a beauty junkie!

These ideas below are perfect for all of the beauty junkies in your life!

Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection
Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection

Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection ($48 USD) — This complete Wild Rose collection features three steps for your brightest skin. Formulated with wild rose oil, a powerful natural source of vitamin C, this regimen includes the iconic Wild Rose Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser and Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturiser paired with the best-selling Wild Rose Sleeping Facial. Gently buff skin day and night with the Wild Rose Cleanser, quench skin with all-day moisturization with the Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream, and reveal brighter, petal soft skin by morning with the Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.

This set contains:
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser
– 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening 24-Hour Moisturiser
– 1.35 oz Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Lipstick Queen Beta Noire Trio
Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio

Lipstick Queen Bete Noire Trio ($40 USD) — Embrace this season’s glamorous dark lip with Bête Noire, a super-flattering blackberry shade in three chic, flattering and seductive formulations. Possessed Sheer is a silky, wet formula for a mere crush of forest fruits on the lips. Enriched with anti-oxidant Vitamin E and nourishing moisturizing oils, this lipstick keeps lips soft, comfortable and hydrated. Next, discover this same shade in Possessed Intense’s rich, creamy and opaque formula which cloaks the lips with deep, powerful and enduring pigments while moisture-rich oils and waxes ensure lips remain super comfortable and soft. Finally, the metallic finish of Possessed Metal takes statement lips to the next level with its burnished and richly shimmered texture. Enhanced with Apricot Kernel Oil, it glides on effortlessly, dressing the lips with long-lasting and hydrating color.

Purchase at http://www.lipstickqueen.com

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System
Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System

Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System —  $41.99 (reg. price $74.99) on sale now through Valentine’s Day at http://www.drugstore.com.  This new two-speed waterproof device, is dermatologist recommended and ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. Gently cleanse, smooth and exfoliate the skin with one of five attachments: a large brush for the body, a small brush for the face, a pumice for rough areas, a facial sponge and pore minimizing silicone brush.  Also included is a luxurious and convenient travel tote.

Purchase on sale now at http://www.drugstore.com

XO Memebox I'm Series Eyeshadow Duo Set
XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set

XO Memebox I’m Series Eyeshadow Duo Set — Meet all I’m Series Eyeshadow at Black Friday Pre-Sale price! $32.5 value for $24.40 + Free Shipping!

This set includes:
1. I’m Series #01 Sunset Eye Shadow ($6.5)
2. I’m Series #02 Wonderland Eye Shadow ($6.5)
3. I’m Series #03 Fallen Eye Shadow ($6.5)
4. I’m Series #04 Soul Eye Shadow ($6.5)
5. I’m Series #05 Queen Eye Shadow ($6.5)

I have this in Wonderland and it’s soft and pretty on!

Available at http://www.us.memebox.com

L'Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set
L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Voyage Gift Set — ($28 USD) includes a Roses et Reines Silky Shower Gel (75ML), Beautifying Body Milk (75 ML), Hand Cream (30ML), and Bonne Mere Rose Soap (100GR).

This and other great Valentine’s Day sets will be available on February 4th on usa.loccitane.com.

Savannah Bee The Sweetest Surprise Valentine's Day Gift Set
Savannah Bee The Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day Gift Set

Savannah Bee’s Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day gift set ($54.50 USD) — will thrill the honey and chocolate lover in your life. This incredible gift set includes one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Tupelo honey, one 12oz jar of Savannah Bee Winter White honey, one 3.35oz jar of Adam Turoni’s decadent Honey Caramel Sauce, and one, tube of Adam Turoni’s Dark Chocolate Honey Hazelnut Truffles! With the combination of these four products, this is a “can’t miss” Valentine’s Day gift.

I know that this isn’t a beauty set, but I receive a sample of this and it is amazing!  And Savannah Bee does have bath products as well as consumables.  Plus, I will be announcing a Savannah Bee giveaway soon!

This and other great Valentine’s sets are available at http://www.savannahbee.com

What are you giving the ladies in your life for Valentine’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

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

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 10 — 16, 2014

It’s so cold outside in Kansas City…brrr!  I try not to go outside in the cold air, but when I do, I can feel my face and lips cracking from the freezing air!  So dry!

So, this week I’m loving products that will help my dry and chapped skin. I have been testing great skin care, lip balms and body products to help me for what I hope is not too cold a winter.

My faves are:

Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex
Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex

Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex ($38 USD) — Feed your skin with anti-oxidants and protect it from free radicals. This anti-aging, hydrating cream has been shown to improve skin texture and tone in as little as 10 days.  The M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex is free of chemical dyes and contains key ingredients that detoxify, condition and renew the skin.

What I think: This is perfect for my recently dry skin from the cold air.  I love using this as my night cream.  I have noticed my skin is smoother and really soft in the morning.

Available at http://www.purminerals.com

Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter
Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter

Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter ($9 USD) — These Lip Butters are packed with Shea Butter, and totally emollient!  They offer three fragrances, each made with PURE essential oils — Blood Orange (above), Limoncello, and Mint Julep.  These butters are long lasting, and will keep your kisser soft and supple.   A sweet, vintage inspired design comes with a mirror.

What I think:  Love these.  They each smell amazing and are so moisturizing on the lips.  Perfect for throwing in a purse or pocket for continued moisturization throughout the day.

Available at http://www.soapandpaperfactory.com

Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic
Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic

Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic ($55 USD) — Steeped with antioxidant-rich Green Tea, this formula purifies and invigorates the complexion, while acting as a natural toner to restore the pH balance of the skin.

What I think:  Such an amazing natural toner. I love the fresh scent of this and the fact that it doesn’t dry out my skin at all.  My skin is softer after using, which is rare from a toner.  I highly recommend this product!

Purchase at http://www.TammyFender.com

Mad Hippie Face Cream
Mad Hippie Face Cream

Mad Hippie Face Cream ($25.99 USD) — Formulated with 12 actives including peptides, acai, argan oil and resveratrol, the Mad Hippie Face Cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creates smooth, healthy skin. The peptides and actives kick-start collagen production while Mother Nature’s best antioxidants neutralize aging free radicals.

What I think: If you are looking for an effective natural moisturizer, this one may be perfect for you! It has so many good-for-you ingredients that leave skin so soft!  I have noticed that my skin does appear younger (my laugh lines less noticeable) since I have been using this cream!

Available at www.madhippie.com

Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub
Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub

Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub ($29 USD) — Luxury combination of organic sugar and wonderful softening oils. Specially developed to nourish and revitalize even the driest of skins. The natural ingredients Sweet Orange & Cedar produce a wonderfully warm aroma. Use the body scrub once or twice a week for a soft and glowing skin.

What I think:  This scrub smells wonderful, like the holidays!  And it really softens my skin and removes any dry skin.  A little goes a long way to super smooth skin!

Available at http://www.us.rituals.com

Korres Guava Body Butter ($29 USD) — Soothe dry skin instantly with this creamy body butter enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin.

Korres Guava Lip Butter ($12 USD) — This beautifully scented, creamy body butter 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.

What I think: Both of these products are highly moisturizing.  The lip butter is  not tinted which is perfect for everyday and every night use.  It really softens my dry lips.  The lotion is also really softening.  I use it after showers and at night to keep my skin (I love using it on my legs) hydrated.

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

What have you been loving this week?  Any new skincare? Leave a comment and let me know!

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.

Available at http://www.sephora.com

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).

Available at usa.loccitane.com.

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.

Available at http://www.strivectin.com

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.

Purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

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!

Available at http://www.curlsecret.com

What have you been loving this week?

 

 

 

 

 

Skincare To Help You Glow Into Fall!

Good skincare is not only essential for a women in her forties (me), but for women of all ages.  I make sure I take care of my skin morning and night.

Below are some luxe products that really help with wrinkles, uneven skin tone plus they make skin glow.  These are great to help your skin get into shape for the upcoming change in season!

Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum
Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum

Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum ($149.99 USD) — This powerful anti-aging formula helps to dramatically reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, while promoting collagen production and cell turnover for smoother, younger-looking skin.

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces facial muscle cell contractions to target deep expression lines
  • Boosts collagen levels to increase skin elasticity
  • Gives skin a tighter, firmer look
  • Deeply hydrates skin

What I think: I have been using this serum at night for a couple of weeks and have noticed that my skin looks smoother and more even-toned.  My fine lines have noticeably diminished.  I’m going to keep using it and hope to see even more results!

Available at www.beverlyhills-md.com.  And as a special deal for you, my awesome readers, enjoy a discount off of regularly priced Venox Anti Aging Serum for 30% off with the coupon code 40FLIRTY at checkout. It will expire on September 8, 2014.

Patchology Energizing Eye Patches
Patchology Energizing Eye Patches

Patchology Energizing Eye Patches ($75 USD) —

Like a ‘re-charging station’ for your eyes, patchology Energizing Eye Patches will refresh and soothe tired looking eyes in just 20 minutes to reveal smoother, healthier looking skin. With regular use they will also help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Kit Includes 12 Eye Treatments.

What I think: these eye patches are so easy and fun to use! You apply the Activating Gel to the patches, apply under my eyes and leave on 20 minutes.  My skin is smoother and refreshed.  And I can use the patches up to 4 times each!

Available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

MitoQ
MitoQ

MitoQ ($119 USD) — MitoQ® is a scientific breakthrough in anti-aging facial skincare, containing an antioxidant 1000 times more potent than CoQ (a co-enzyme, functional molecule present in every cell in the body).  It is the only topical cream proven to deliver ubiquinone (a molecule that keeps cells active and healthy) to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow.

What I think: If you are looking for a potent anti-aging product, this is perfect.  It’s consistency is like a light cream.  I like to use it as my serum and cream in the morning, which is wonderful in this hot weather.  I have been using it for about a month and my skin is very glowy and not as red as it use to be.  Loving my younger looking skin!

Available at MitoQ.com

Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum
Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum

Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum ($45 USD) — Brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and even the skin texture with this potent natural serum.  Ultra-concentrated vitamin C found in wild rose helps to repair skin discolorations while boosting skin’s brightness and radiance.  Baobab tree extract, in combination with a wheat proteins agent, provides an instant firming and line-smoothing effect and has been clinically proven to considerably reduce the number, depth, and length of wrinkles.

What I think:  This light serum feels so good (and smells fantastic), when I apply it.  I can tell that it instantly firms my skin and leaves me glowing.  I think it is fairly affordable for the great results you get! Love this natural line of skincare products!

Available at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com

Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion
Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion

Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion ($48 UD) — This restructuring moisture cream revitalizes the sagging dehydrated skin to repair and prevent the visible signs of aging. It tones and brightens the vulnerable skin on decollete and neck. A blend of Racinne’s exclusive formula SH-DP-9, sodium hyaluronic, adenosine and Korean ginseng stem cells repair deep fine lines and wrinkles, while Shea Butter works to hydrate and nourish the skin.

What I think:  Being in my forties, I can really see a change in my neck skin.  So it’s time to try a great cream!  This one really moisturizes, but it is a bit heavy.  I think it will be wonderful for the colder months.  Now, I apply it very lightly in upward strokes and am seeing a difference on the lines and wrinkles on my neck.

Available at racinneusa.com.

So, what new skincare are you trying for fall?