February 2011 - Posts
Check out the cool new eye shadow I found on SpaLook.com. Jane Iredale has upped the ante for those of us who want a “professional makeup-artist look” that we can do ourselves without paying a pro to apply it for us.
Jane Iredale Eye Steppes is a brilliant eye shadow product packaged into one easy to use compact. They have taken the guesswork out of eye color choice by placing together handpicked colors that compliment any specific color of eyes. Additionally, the compact is designed in such a way as to be opened up into a spiral staircase of color choices with a mirror placed conveniently on the top of the tier.
For superior eye color enhancement and eye popping attention, Jane Iredale Eye Shadow offers Eye Steppes GoBrown, Eye Steppes GoBlue and Eye Steppes GoGreen.
• For brown eyed beauties, Jane Iredale Eye Steppes GoBrown would be the compact combination for you. It comes with shades which include Sea Green, Blue Sky, Tan, Forest and Licorice.
• For blue eyed babes, Jane Iredale Eye Steppes GoBlue comes with shades of Oyster, Rosy, Taupe, Swiss Chocolate and Smoke.
• For gorgeous green eyed girls, Jane Iredale Eye Steppes GoGreen includes shades of Allure, Iris, Sepia, Slate and Grape.
The restorative balm is easy to use and works brilliantly. My once cracked, lined and peeling heels now look amazing. I can sport any sandal and feel completely confident that my feet look great.
Instead of a thick cream that just sets on top of the skin of the heels, HeelTastic absorbs deep into the skin and heals from the inside out. The product info says you’ll notice significant results after only a few applications, but I have to say I noticed after just one application.
I saw the product on TV, but purchased mine from www.drugstore.com and I’m completely satisfied. In fact, I’m more than satisfied. I can’t believe my new beautiful heels. They look baby soft, pink and not a line or crack is still present.
The ingredients are superb and yet the price is stellar at only $9.99.
Every now and then when I want to try a new product I look for one with stellar reviews so I can be fairly certain I won’t be wasting my money.
I’m so glad I did that to find my last great beauty find…because I found a treasure! You have just got to check out the reviews for Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster on www.skinstore.com. There are so many 5 star reviews that I just had to try it for myself. And you should try it for yourself as well.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster is a highly potent vitamin C complex that repairs your skin, boosts your collagen health, prevents further damage and calms your skin. It may be used on even the most sensitive of skin and it’s less than fifty bucks!
My skin looks better the second I apply it with its moisture binding properties and is also getting better daily with the cumulative, long term results.
And that’s the truth!
Many of us have a tendency to be overly aggressive with our skin care products. While some of do have tolerant skin that can handle some very strong products, sensitivity is a very common problem that calls for a gentler program.
If you find that you often react to products, it might be time to take a step back and look for solutions that will improve your skin condition without creating additional symptoms like redness, inflammation and other forms of irritation.
I often recommend Avene to those who have especially sensitive skin. Despite the gentle approach, the brand delivers fabulous results with healing, soothing thermal water added to every product. Avene Rich Compensating Cream is a perfect choice for dry, sensitive skin that is fighting aging. The cream is rich in fatty acids that help to restore the critical lipid barrier of the skin. The formula is also rich in age-fighting antioxidants. I have found that this cream is very successful at restoring health and comfort to irritable skin.
For skin that seems to react to everything, I recommend Avene Cream for Intolerant Skin. The ingredient list is simple and does not contain parabens, fragrance or colorant. This is a lightweight product that moisturizes and protects the most delicate of skin. It is so gentle, it can even be used on the eye area.
Acneic skin tends to be offender number one as far as being too aggressive with products. Not all skin can handle strong acne medications. For the more sensitive types and for those who prefer a more natural approach to skin care, I can’t say enough good things about ARCONA Travel Kit Basic Five – Problem Skin. This is a five piece kit that strengthens the skin so that it can better defend itself against breakouts. Rather than drying up the skin, the system arms the skin with everything it needs to be clear and healthy. I have a horrible time deciding which product I love best. The cleansing bar smells fabulous and really gets the skin clean without causing irritation. However, best product just might be the Tabula Rasa which clears the pores, exfoliates and kills bacteria.
ARCONA also offers some great hydrators. My favorite is ARCONA Magic White Ice. It is a super lightweight moisturizer that instantly sinks in so as not to leave any kind of residue. It looks in essential moisture and actually works to clarify problem skin. I recommend this for oilier skin types that experience breakouts.
They are all found in an amazing anti-aging regimen kit offered from the natural skin care line - Jurlique. Purely Age Defying Collection is a value kit I ordered from SkinStore.com that comes with four of the best nourishing, repairing and softening products I’ve used to treat my aging skin.
The collection is complete with Jurlique Wrinkle Softening Cream, which as the title states…truly softens the appearance of wrinkles. Along with the many quality antioxidants and hand harvested ingredients of nutrient rich botanicals, it contains marshmallow and daisy which protect and feed the skin with “living energy” nourishment.
Next in the set is Jurlique Purely Age Defying Serum. This super serum is effective for fading discolorations with its infusion of Black Elder and licorice. It also provides moisture, promotes firmness and brightens the skin.
Third in kit is Purely Age Defying Night Lotion. It also contains licorice and marshmallow along with other beautifying ingredients such as Calendula. It’s lightweight and repairs the skin while you sleep.
Lastly, Purely Age Defying Eye Cream is a multi-purpose formulation to treat fine lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles. It’s also packed with brilliant ingredients that firm the delicate skin around the eyes.
The set is only $168 (which is a $255 value) while supplies last, so time is of the essence…not only for your skin, but for your wallet as well.
We have seen quite a few forum postings from women who want to encourage the men in their lives to take better care of their skin. While men are becoming more conscious of their appearance and are making more effort, skin care may be the final frontier when it comes to male vanity.
The best approach is to introduce him to a no-fuss regimen from a brand that specializes in products just for men. Most men don’t like to use their wives’ face cream so make it easy on them and encourage the use of a brand that’s just for the fellas.
Anthony Logistics for Men has put together a simple regimen that any guy can handle in the morning. The anti-aging products are multi-functional, easy to use and cater to the needs of a man’s skin. Most men don’t like to spend hours in the bathroom like many of us ladies so make it simple for him.
I used to think it would be impossible to get a guy to use an eye treatment but more men are becoming conscious of dark circles and wrinkles. Anthony Logistics Anti Aging Continuous Moisture Eye Cream hydrates, smoothes and makes the eye area look brighter and more alive. It’s just one simple step every day. He should be able to handle that.
If your man is still using the cheap bar of soap to wash his face, you have to convert him. Men have thicker skin than women and so ordinarily they like to use something that really makes their skin feel clean. They just need to understand that overly-drying soap is not the answer! Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser lifts the dead skin cells that can cloud a good face. Even though it gets the skin squeaky clean, it also nourishes and protects. It’s a great cleanser to use before shaving since it helps to prevent ingrown hairs.
Check out the other great offerings from Anthony Logistics for Men. Once you get your man hooked, he won’t go back to his old ways.
Have any of you heard of a brand called Gal Pal? I found it on Beauty.com and now I’m hooked on the quirky yet beneficial brand and their quick and innovative beauty products.
My favorite is Gal Pal Garment Deodorant Remover which banishes unsightly deodorant marks on your clothes quickly and effectively. For eleven dollars you get two pads and they instantly remove white marks from your clothes without running into a restroom somewhere and using soap and water to wash them off (which doesn’t work nearly as well…and leaves embarrassing wet marks).
You simply take one of the pads out of your purse and wipe away the mark (wipe gently in the direction of the grain) and you’re ready to walk right into that meeting, date or appointment with no deodorant marks or damp areas on your outfit.
There’s a reason that so many people burn candles. The practice goes back centuries and while originally the tradition served the functional purpose of providing light before electricity became widely available, people continue to burn candles for the scent and ambiance. Candles create a warm, relaxing and sometimes romantic environment that makes our homes more comfortable and inviting.
I always try to alert our readers to natural products that are inspired by ancient practices. There’s something to be said about the healing powers for nature and centuries old traditions.
If you haven’t yet heard about Sundari, you really should check out their products. The whole brand is based on ancient remedies to promote better health and a balanced soul.
For people who love candles, Sundari offers giftable candle sets that are absolutely exquisite. The candles are soy based and contain natural essential oils that fill the air with a subtle aroma, making the home feel warm relaxing.
Sundari Lights of Diwali Votive Gift Set contains three candles with Chameli, Gulkand and Amrus scents. When they are burned, the candles transform the air into something amazing. You can even travel with them to make a hotel room feel more homey and comfortable.
Sundari Lights of Diwali Floral Votive Gift Set is the choice for those of us who are especially fond of floral scents. Bakula, Madura and Keora are all gentle fragrances that fill the air with sweetness without overpowering a room.
Sundari really takes the therapeutic benefits of candle burning to a whole new level.
Yesterday I wrote about how important it is to ease up on harsh treatments a week or so before a big day you have planned. Oftentimes, we get so over-zealous with our treatments such as peels and other strong treatments before an important occasion because we want to look our very best. But in reality…those are the times where it’s better to slow up a little on those types of treatments.
Instead opt for nourishing, hydrating and repairing serums, masques and treatments.
Two of my favorite, completely effective yet gentle products are from Spalook.com.
Best Gentle Mask:
Avene Soothing Moisture Mask
This mask is perfect to use before an important occasion because it perks up dull and tired skin without irritation. It’s an InStyle Editor’s pick for 2010 and it’s only 22 bucks!
Best Gentle Exfoliator:
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle
This is the perfect exfoliator for those who feel they must exfoliate a few times a week before a big day. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty Scrub for 2010.