My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 10-16, 2016

As fall goes on, I have been sent some amazing products to review for my hones opinion.

My faves below include makeup that brightens the face, fun luxe eye and cheek colors, plus an amazing oil cleanser, and pomegranate infused skincare:

ittsē Undereye Light-Diffusing Revitalizing Crème ($7.99 USD) — Better than morning coffee, this instantly brightens tired eyes with a combination of light-reflecting ingredients and a delicate cooling sensation for an instantly refreshed feel.

ittsē Soft-Focus Eye Brightening Powder infused with Diamond ($7.99 USD) — Look well-rested and polished with this buttery neutral-toned, light-diffusing powder. Apply over foundation or concealer for a finishing touch, on clean eyelids or undereye as a brightening base, or dust over lashes to keep mascara in place.

Flawless Finish Setting Powder with Hyaluronicittsē Flawless Finish Setting Powder with Hyaluronic and Antioxidants ($8.99 USD) — This silky, translucent finishing powder works magic on all skin tones. The weightless veil formula works to perfect skin and control shine. Skin-smoothing hyaluronic acid spheres help minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. Wear alone or on top of foundation for a perfect photo finish.

What I think: I love these ittsē products.  They come in pans and they can be used in ittsē’s magnetic palettes.  I love that you can design what is in your palette!

The eye products really brighten my eyes and make me look like I have got way more sleep than I actually have!  The creme is so cooling, it feels amazing and looks amazing under my eyes!  The powder works nicely over the cream, or other foundations to set and brighten.  And the setting powder helps shine and blurs pores and lines.

Purchase and learn more at http://www.ittse.com

KYE For Shu Uemura Makeup Collection
KYE For Shu Uemura Makeup Collection

KYE For Shu Uemura Makeup Collection — this is a beautiful collection that came out in the spring.  Some of these amazing products are still available for purchase:

Sheer Color Balm Lip Balm in Melt in Orange ($30 USD) — Street neon inspired striking shades of lip balm that “magically” transform into surprisingly wearable color  on your lips. The vivid melting lip balm reacts with your lip’s PH and moisture condition to create a unique glow. A lip balm that creates a smooth, thick veil on lips gliding on easily and moisturizing your lips. Comes in packaging specially designed for shu uemura by Korea’s hottest fashion designer Kathleen Kye. Roar in orange like a Korean gummy tiger.

Fresh Cushion Blush in Hibiscus Orange ($32 USD) — First ever cushion cheek blush from shu uemura unveiled for this exclusive collection in shades inspired by Korea’s national flower: mugunghwa , also known as hibiscus syriacus. Apply cushion blush with the provided puff. Build over foundation for a fresh dewy look.
Cheek color that promises perfect harmony with bold eye line and eye brow.

POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil ($31 USD) — An incredibly lightweight cleansing oil that leaves the skin clean, fresh, and refined. KYE designed original graphics and collection colors decorate two of shu uemura’s iconic cleansing oils.
The water-like cleansing oil goes beyond make-up removal to dissolve and wash away excess sebum and blackheads that are stuck inside pores.

What I think:  The packaging is gorgeous on these products!  The cosmetics are now only available in the orange shades, but they still are pretty and perfect for fall!  The cleansing oil is very light and leaves my skin so soft!

Purchase at http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/

October marks the start of pomegranate season, and what better way to celebrate your love for pomegranates, than the pomegranate product line by KORRES!

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes ($15 USD) remove dirt, makeup, and oil from face and eyes. Great for all skin types especially oily and combination, each pre-saturated wipe eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter ($12 USD) This Lip Butter is formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness.

KORRES Pomegranate Soap ($10.50 USD) Pomegranate extract, with its antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tone the skin—making this the perfect cleansing solution for oily, congested skin.

What I think:  I love pomegranates and was excited to try this collection.  They all smell really fresh and tangy.  The wipes and soap really clean the skin and help keep oil at bay.  The lip butter is so moisturizing.  Plus it gives a little red tint, that is so nice in the fall!

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

Last Day To Enter My KORRES White Blossom Giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter my current KORRES giveaway!  I will choose a winner TOMORROW 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!

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!