Enter My KORRES White Blossom Giveaway (plus Review)!

Don’t forget to enter my current KORRES giveaway!  I will choose a winner on this Saturday May 28th!

To win, follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or Instagram fortyflirtyfab.  Following both will get you two entries! Then leave a comment letting me know that you followed me.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.  The winner will receive one of each:

KORRES White Blossom Showergel transports you in the bath/shower to field of blossoming white flowers accented by a powdery hint. The scent is youthful, easy going and light. This creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels.

KORRES White Blossom Body Butter is a rich, luxurious decadent treat for your dry skin. This beautifully scented, creamy body butter is enriched with shea butter and quince extract as well as Sunflower, Almond, and Avocado oils, the complete formulation helps soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the look of your skin.

The composition of this scent is built around a cocooning blend of delicate flowers and soft notes of musk and vanilla. On the top notes lemon zest and bergamot juice illuminates the transparent floracy of cyclamen. The heart evolves with a white flower bouquet enriched with Bulgarian rose oil and powdery facets of orris and violet. The bottom leaves a soft trail of white musk and vanilla.

I received a set of these products for my honest review.  They smell amazing, really soft and bright.  It is a perfect floral for summer.  The shower gel leaves skin clean without drying it out.  The body butter is so moisturizing! These are perfect for keeping skin soft and smelling fresh during the warmer weather.

You can purchase these products on HSN and http://www.hsn.com

Good luck in the giveaway!  This is a wonderful prize!

New KORRES Scent White Blossom Launches on HSN, Plus a Giveaway!

KORRES will be launching an amazing new springtime Body Butter and Showergel scent next Wednesday, May 18th on HSN! The scent is White Blossom.

The composition of this scent is built around a cocooning blend of delicate flowers and soft notes of musk and vanilla. On the top notes lemon zest and bergamot juice illuminates the transparent floracy of cyclamen. The heart evolves with a white flower bouquet enriched with Bulgarian rose oil and powdery facets of orris and violet. The bottom leaves a soft trail of white musk and vanilla.

The products are:

KORRES White Blossom Showergel transports you in the bath/shower to field of blossoming white flowers accented by a powdery hint. The scent is youthful, easy going and light. This creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels.

KORRES White Blossom Body Butter is a rich, luxurious decadent treat for your dry skin. This beautifully scented, creamy body butter is enriched with shea butter and quince extract as well as Sunflower, Almond, and Avocado oils, the complete formulation helps soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the look of your skin.

Tune in to HSN (or visit HSN.com) on the 18th at midnight, 1am, 4am, 5am, 8am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm to learn more and purchase this wonderful products. 

AND —

Enter my giveaway!!!  I am giving away one set of KORRES White Blossom Showergel and KORRES White Blossom Body Butter!  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

To win, follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or Instagram fortyflirtyfab.  Following both will get you two entries! Then leave a comment letting me know that you followed me.   I will choose a winner on Saturday May 28th.  Good Luck!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 29-March 6, 2016

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a great week.  It was warm in Kansas City today and I loved it!

This week I am loving effective skincare.  Now that I’m out of the cold air, I feel my skin is looking and feeling better.  And, the products below are definitely helping!

I was sent these fab products by KORRES, Clarity Rx and Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare for my honest review:

KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48 USD) — A breakthrough in beauty sleep. The weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin by morning. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. After only 14 days you’ll see skin that’s brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant.

What I think: This is such a fluffy cream!  I apply it over my serum at night and it sinks right into my skin.  Many night treatments are so heavy, but this one is light, but does really moisturize.  In the morning, my skin is so soft.  I am going to continue to use and hope to see lightening of dark spots.

Available at http://www.korresusa.com

Clarity Rx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
Clarity Rx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

Clarity RX Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum ($66 USD) — This hydrator serum, made with a water-soluble formula, erases dull and dry skin, leaving you with a supple complexion. Apply a thin layer to skin in the morning and night, and allow to dry.

Benefits

  • Prevents dehydration of the skin
  • Boosts moisture levels in the skin using hyaluronic acid
  • Suitable For Dry to Normal Skin Types

What I think:  I have been using this day and night under my moisturizers.  It is fragrance free and has a gel consistency.  It sinks right into my skin, giving me a smooth surface for my moisturizer and makeup.  It evens out my skin tone and brightens my skin.  It also leaves my skin very soft!

Purchase at www.clarityclinicalskincare.com

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 ($69 USD) — is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance.

What I think: I always either use a moisturizer with SPF daily or a sunscreen.  I love this product because it is a multi-tasker.  It also really hydrates my skin without being heavy.  I have tried this before and I’ve noticed that my skin tone is smoother and firmer with continuous use.

Available at Kohl’s stores and http://www.kohls.com

What skincare do you love?  Leave a comment and let me know!

KORRES Black Pine Firming Skincare Review

I was lucky to be sent products from KORRES Black Pine collection for my honest review. This collection is for aging skin and claims to firm and lift:

During two years of primary clinical research, KORRES Research Lab in Athens, Greece discovered that powerful black pine polyphenols maintain the elasticity of the connective tissue better than all other polyphenols studied During two years of primary clinical research, KORRES Research Lab in Athens, Greece discovered that powerful black pine polyphenols maintain the elasticity of the connective tissue better than all other polyphenols studied

Among women who tested this product:
– 100% would replace their existing firming cream with KORRES Black Pine

My three favorite products from the line are:

Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Serum ($74 USD) — With a 40% higher concentration of actives, this advanced serum penetrates quickly and deeply to deliver a powerful dose firming, contouring, and lifting benefits. Contains an efficacious blend of active ingredients, including Hexapeptide-11—the first natural polypeptide known to support natural collagen and elastin production.

Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream ($68 USD) –This luxurious cream works overnight to deliver a continuous dose of Black Pine actives while you sleep for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action. The formula blends the highly active Black Pine extract with Hexapeptide-11, the first natural polypeptide, and a proprietary blend of unique active and patented ingredients.

Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Eye Cream ($54 USD) — This powerful eye cream immediately lifts while it firms, reduces undereye puffiness, and minimizes dark circles. Contains a proprietary blend containing eight unique active ingredients, including Black Pine polyphenols and Hexapeptide-11—the first ever natural polypeptide known to support natural collagen and elastin production.

What I think:  First of all I love the soft, warms scent of these products. The serum absorbs quickly into my skin and instantly my skin seems smoother.  The eye cream also instantly hydrates my skin.  I love applying it all around my eye area, morning and night. Actually I use serums and eye creams both morning and night (and I am still wrinkle free)!

The night cream is probably my favorite product of the three.  It also sinks right into the skin and leaves it so soft! I also use it on my neck (which could use some lifting and firming, too)! It has a wonderful texture, I am so happy that it is not a thick night cream.  Some night creams are so heavy on, but not this one! I love using it every night!

I have been using these products for about a month, and my skin does seem a bit firmer.  I will continue using it to see if there is even more improvement over time.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.korresusa.com

Have you tried the Black Pine collection, or any KORRES products?  Leave a comment and let me know how you like them!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 9-15, 2015

Can you believe that we are getting close to Thanksgiving?  As it gets colder outside, I have to make sure that my skin is healthy.  Because of that, I am focusing on skincare as my favorites this week.

This week I am loving cool dragon’s blood eye masks, amazing beauty oils, a firming serum and a reusable sponge, and a moisture cream that is perfect for oily skin!

Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks Pack of 8 Sets of Two
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks Pack of 8 Sets of Two

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks ($39 for 8 sets of two) — Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask by Rodial is an innovative mask that uses the brand’s dragon blood complex to intensely hydrate and moisturize your eye area. It works as a second skin while soothing and repairing cells, and added hyaluronic acid helps plump and hydrated for a firmer, younger look. Additionally, arnica extract helps reduce the look of under-eye puffiness and dark circles for an instant, brighter-eyed appearance.

How to use: Remove each eye mask from the plastic sheet and apply directly to the under-eye area. Place the narrow side toward the nose and the wider side to the outer corner of the eye. Remove the protective fabric sheet. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and peel away. Gently massage any residue into skin.

What I think: These are so neat!  You apply them under eyes, and leave them on for about 20 minutes.  When removed, skin is soothed and firm.  They stay on really well, so you can walk around the house and do chores if you need to! They also helped my dark cirlces.

Available at shop.nordstrom.com

Desert Essence Organic Coconut, Jojoba, & Coffee Oil ($16.99 USD) — NEW! This pure blend of USDA-certified Organic and Non-GMO oils enhances natural beauty while awakening the senses. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil penetrate deeply into skin to moisturize and tone, without leaving an oily residue. Coffee Oil, with its invigorating scent, helps keep skin smooth and firm –

Desert Essence Moringa, Jojoba, & Rose Hip Oil ($13.99 USD) — NEW! This extraordinary oil, formulated specially for face, neck and hands, helps revitalize skin with a rich combination of nutrients. Known as The Tree of Life, Moringa helps fight skin fatigue by delivering a healthy supply of fatty acids, Vitamins A, B, C, & E, and antioxidants. Considered to be one of the greatest cosmetic oils discovered, Moringa Seed Oil is blended with Jojoba Oil to help enhance skin’s texture and glow. Rose Hip Oil, rich in GLA fatty acids, adds remarkable skin-restorative properties to this powerful natural trio. –

Desert Essence Organic Coconut & Jojoba Oil ($16.99 USD) – NEW! Two ultra-moisturizing oils help bring out the natural beauty of skin and hair in this USDA-Certified Organic, Non-GMO oil blend. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil penetrates deeply into skin and hair, delivering rich moisture and a delicious, tropical scent. Organic Jojoba Oil mimics the structure of skin’s natural oils to quickly absorb and balance moisture levels.

What I think: These are so hydrating and sink right in to the skin. My favorite is the once with the coffee oil.  It smells amazing!  It is like rubbing coffee on my skin!  The scent does fade, which is probably good, but the moisture remains on my skin all day.  These are also great for the hair and the moringa oil is very good for hands and cuticles.

Available at http://www.desertessence.com

beautyblender and REN
beautyblender and REN

In anticipation of winter skin woes now would be a great time to revamp a step in your beauty routine.

·       Take your beautyblender pure, wet and squeeze out water

·       Apply 2 ­ 3 drops of REN’s Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot

·       Before you make up, gently bounce your Beauty Shot-filled pure sponge all over your face and neck.

Often touted by makeup artists and dermotologists alike as botox in a bottle, REN’s Instant Firming Beauty Shot ($54 USD) acts as a makeup primer and anti-aging serum in one. The liquid matrix of Hyalurons (yeast-derived form of Hyluraonic Acid) supercharges the skin with firming moisture.  A dramatically smother, tighter and a more youthful complexon is immediately revealed ­ making for the perfect canvas for makeup application.  But the benefits don’t stop there.

This unique formula also encourages elastin synthesis to firm and remodel the skin over time. Re-apply for a mid-day refresher by applying with beautyblender pure again over makeup.

beautyblender pure ($20 USD), the famed pink sponge’s white counterpart, was made for a product-conserving, silky application of skincare.  Ideal for sensitive skin, this dye-free sponge is made of the same beautyblender material and works to evenly and impeccably apply skincare with a silk-like feel (without the dirt and oils of your fingers).

What I think: As a fan of beautyblender, I was excited to try pure.  It makes skincare application so easy! I added a couple of drops of the REN Beauty shot to the sponge and applied it to my skin. It works well to get even coverage on my face.  I aslo like how the Beauty shot instantly firms my skin!

Both are available at Sephora and Nordstrom stores nationwide.

Korres Pomegranate Moisturising & Balancing Cream-Gel
Korres Pomegranate Moisturising & Balancing Cream-Gel

Korres Pomegranate Moisturising & Balancing Cream-Gel ($34 USD) –is a pore-minimizing and mattifying moisturizer delivers immediate and lasting hydration while simultaneously balancing oily to combination complexions. The unique lightweight cream-gel texture is formulated with a blend of 15 percent pomegranate water, pomegranate extract, alpine willowherb, tannins, and polyphenols. These ingredients help reduce the appearance of pores and rejuvenate the look of skin while providing a matte finish. Hyaluronic and salicylic acids combine to offer an immediate moisture boost while conditioning skin for an overall smooth appearance.

What I think: This is such a light cream it can be used day or night. It is great for people who have oily skin, but still want to add some moisture to their skin. It smells really nice, too!

Available at http://www.sephora.com

What products are you loving this week?  Have you tried any new skincare?

 

 

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 26-November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!  I am doing my weekly favorites post today, because tomorrow I start my holiday gift giving guides.  I am very excited about all of the wonderful gift ideas I will be sharing with you!

But today, it’s about my favorite beauty products from this week. I am loving a combo nail top and base coat, an elegant soap-on-a-rope and two different, but amazing lip balms:

Lauren B. Dual Base Top Coat
Lauren B. Dual Base Top Coat

Lauren B. Dual Base Top Coat ($22 USD) — Lauren B. Beauty’s multi-tasking Dual Base/ Top Coat acts as both a primer and a sealant for your nails. Paint on this quick-drying formula to create a smooth foundation for your color. The results are a high-gloss, chip-resistant finish that also guards against dryness, breakage and peeling.

What I think:  I have been using this as my base and top coat for a couple of weeks now.  It’s amazing!  My weekly manicures have been staying fresh for at least a day or two longer than usual.  My nails are shiny and chip free.   And the fact that one product does two jobs, it’s less stuff for me to have to use!

Available at http://www.laurenbbeauty.com

Senteurs D'Orient Hamman Soaps Orange Blossom
Senteurs D’Orient Hamman Soaps Orange Blossom

Senteurs D’Orient Hamman Soaps Orange Blossom ($38 USD) — Infusing the fresh Mediterranean air with soft sensuality, Orange Blossoms uplift the spirit with a clean and floral yet woodsy perfume.  Selecting only the very best of what is offered by nature, all products have been carefully created with patience and determination over many years.

What I think: This smells amazing!  I love the smell of orange blossoms.  Plus it is very beautiful, from the packaging to the soap itself.  With the attached rope, it is easy to hang on the shower and use.  This would be a really fun holiday gift or stocking stuffer.

Available at usa.senteursdorient.com

Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Peach
Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Peach

Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Peach ($16.50 USD) — Repair and protect with this deeply nourishing lip treatment formulated with a luxurious blend of softening oils, butters, and waxes. Mandarin oil refreshes and soothes dry, chapped lips while rich shea butter and sunflower waxes deeply nourish for long-lasting care and comfort. Each healing stick also features vitamin E, known for its advanced antioxidant properties. This 88 to 99 percent natural formula is available in four tints and one colorless option, all of which can be worn alone or layered under a lipstick or lip gloss.

What I think: Colored lip butters are wonderful on days that I don’t want to be fussy, but I still want a little color.  Plus, it glides right on and hydrates well.

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Carmex Winter Mint
Carmex Winter Mint

Another great lip balm, Carma Laboratories, Inc., the manufacturer of Carmex® Lip Balm products, announced the debut of NEW Limited-Edition Carmex® Winter Mint Lip Balm Click Sticks. Rolling out now and available until supplies last, the new seasonal flavor combines the invigorating freshness of winter with a kiss of mint and comes in convenient click sticks that glide on lips easily.

Carmex® Winter Mint Lip Balm Click Sticks are available to consumers as part of specially marked two-pack BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One-Free) promotion and four-pack B3G1 (Buy-Three-Get-One-Free) promotion, giving Carmex® fans the chance to stock up just in time for the winter season. Both of these offers combine the best-selling Carmex® Original Lip Balm Click Stick or Carmex® Original Lip Balm Tube with a bonus Winter Mint seasonal stick.

What I think:  Loving the new minty flavor.  It is refreshing and keeps lips very soft.  I have been a fan of Carmex since the 1990’s when it was only offered in a pot.  And I still love how great it works for chapped lips still.

The specially marked packages will be available at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and other fine retailers ($1.59 – $4.29 USD).

What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 5-11, 2015

We are already well into October, can you believe it?  It was 85 today, but I’m hoping it cools down soon and stays cool!

This week, I’m loving a long wearing brow pencil, a volume-building hair product, an ultra-moisturizing hand cream and a supplement that will help prevent sun damage in skin.

Leave a comment and let me know what you are loving now.  I am excited to hear!

Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil
Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil

Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil ($21 USD) –A brow pencil with an ultra-fine point that allows you to mimic hairs to extend your brows and fill in sparseness. Benefits are that it’s long wearing, non smudging, water resistant, sweat & humidity resistant.

Umbreen Sheikh  of Wink Brow Bar in NYC has shared her tips on shaping / perfecting your brows which can helpful when using the Smashbox items. They include not overdoing it even though bold brows are in.

What I think:  This is very easy to use.  I use feathery stroke.  The main thing I do is fill in the tail of my brow, and then use the spoolie brush to blend it in and make it look natural.

Purchase at http://www.smashbox.com

 

L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper

L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper ($40 USD) — Fattens skinny hair strands and gives hair a bold, robust appearance. Bulks-up hair without weight and delivers fullness & density. Defines & separates and gives hair added dimension.  Provides internal bounce and delivers flexible support.

What I think: I really like using this product, it gives great volume and leaves my hair soft and shiny!  I use it on dry hair, but want to see what it does when I apply it on wet hair, too. It also smells really nice and holds style well.

Learn more at http://www.lanza.com

KORRES Hand Cream with Almond Oil and Calendula
KORRES Hand Cream with Almond Oil and Calendula

KORRES Hand Cream with Almond Oil and Calendula ($14.50 2.54 fl. oz.) — is enriched with nourishing almond oil and antioxidant-rich calendula to help relieve dry hands. Calendula, combined with almond oil and aloe, helps retain natural moisture of the skin, leaving hands smooth and supple. A blend of natural butters and antioxidants provides additional comfort. Use the 91.9 percent natural formula daily for immediate and long-term relief.

What I think:  I love the scent of this!  It’s wonderful!  Plus, it is so moisturizing and not greasy at all, which is perfect for a hand cream. It leaves my hands soft and silky all day!

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

Heliocare Ultra Dietary Supplement
Heliocare Ultra Dietary Supplement

Heliocare Ultra Dietary Supplement ($72 for 36 capsules) — contains a powerful blend of antioxidants, including Fernblock Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE), Vitamin C and Pomegranate extract. These dietary supplements help defend your skin from the inside out. Like the original Heliocare, this Ultra formula helps maintain the skin’s ability to protect itself against sun-related effects and aging. Heliocare Ultra’s extra strength formula contains twice as many antioxidants as the original Heliocare.

What I think:  I really like the idea of this product.  The effects of sun damage on skin can be severe, and if this helps skin stay smooth and supple, that’s amazing!

Available at select dermatology offices and LovelySkin.com