January 2012 - Posts
Today’s blog entry is all about the love! Oh and of course, the lovely gifts you will certainly want to give or get this Valentine’s Day. These little Valentine beauty picks are sure to help blossom your relationship and put a smile on his or her face!
To bring on his sexy, sensual and romantic side, give him none other than Ralph Lauren! Particularly Ralph Lauren Romance Men Eau de Toilette Spray. This crisp, fresh and clean, spicy and masculine musky scent will drive you wild. And he’ll definitely feel like he got his sexy back!
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy is guaranteed to render him helpless, and her absolutely and incredibly irresistible. The lovely Juicy Couture Gift Set comes complete with Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray, Viva La Shower Gel, and a Viva La Body Lotion. The three beautiful Juicy products are perfect for layering and appropriating balancing scents which create sheer enticement. She will love the fruity top notes and he will adore the scents provided from jasmine, praline, honeysuckle and gardenia. This Juicy Gift Set will provide long-lasting romance because he will always want to enjoy the gorgeous smell of his woman; and she will feel like the most beautiful and sexy woman on Earth!
I don't know a man, woman or teen who wouldn't love to receive the gift of a Clarisonic System. Check out all the beautiful (and handsome) colors, benefits and models the uber popular face cleansing device system offers by clicking Clarisonic here!
Candles make great gifts…but why not buy them for your own home? After a weekend visit at a good friend’s home last month, I decided right then and there, that the quality candles
I buy as gifts for everyone else were also going to be gifts I needed to give myself as well.
Her home smelled amazing and not only that…the fragrance actually made you feel a great sense of well being. I felt good, relaxed yet invigorated all at the same time. I’m fairly well-versed in aromatherapy and its benefits…but I’ve typically only purchased quality candles for other people and have tended to spend less money on my own. Therefore I never really got to experience what candles really can do for one’s mind and spirit. I just had admired their looks and of course their scent, but just didn’t realize the concoction, formulation and amount of each aromatic oil can determine and provide superior aroma therapeutic benefits.
Today I wanted to share with you one of the candles she had in her home as well as one that I ended up purchasing for myself as well. They are both absolutely stunning in looks, vibrant in spirit, and magnificent in terms of burning life, ingredients and aroma.
Nothing is better in your votive holders than Votivo
! My Votivo candle pick is Votivo Aromatic Candle Red Currant
. Votivo Red Currant
burn time is a whopping 50 to 60 hours and the red currant scented and hand-poured candle is a very fine aromatic soy-based candle. Imagine you and your lovely house guests enjoying your Votivo candles
ambience and the beautiful scent of red currants, sweet vanilla and lovely raspberry! This candle is absolutely dreamy!
Next is the unique and lovely scented Archipelago Botanicals Pillar Candle – Havana
. It’s relaxing and calming yet is truly invigorating and offers a sense of renewal. Archipelago Candles
are all extremely high in quality and offer some of the lengthiest burn times within the candle market. Archipelago Botanicals Pillar Candle
burns approximately 65 hours! Archipelago Botanicals pillar Candle Havana
combines bergamot, tobacco leaf and ylang ylang offering a scent you have to smell for yourself to even remotely understand how truly beautiful and amazing it really is. Archipelago Botanicals
reviews are always high and this archipelago botanicals pillar candle is of no exception. The Archipelago Botanicals Pillar Candle-Havana
certainly gets five stars from me!
Because you certainly can! I’m talking about sporting gorgeous, silky, shiny and glossy hair with Frederic Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Conditioner. Highly rated Frederic Fekkai reviews are constantly boasting about the product’s superior hair glossing (olive oil) formulation.Frederic fekkai ADVANCED Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
provides even distribution throughout each individual hair shaft and the whole head of hair from the root of the hair to the brittle ends. Your hair is left looking gorgeous and manageable throughout the whole day. The sheen is stunning and the compliments are overwhelming. This Frederic fekkai conditioner product is perfect for color treated hair and repairs, restores and moisturizes beautifully and without the heavy weight of many glossing shampoos and conditioners.
The complete Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing line
comes with a variety of highly rated Frederic Fekkai reviews and brilliant shine producing hair care products.
Allow yourself to never again have another “bad hair day” by using the superior and professionally recommended Frederic Fekkai hair products
Beauty products made with natural ingredients and which are known to be friendly to the environment and typically sans toxic ingredients (both to the body and the world around us) are gaining popularity exponentially. Not only because it makes sense that we would want to be aware of what we are putting into (many topicals have a small percentage of systemic absorption) and on our bodies; but also because we care about the world around us…and we obviously don’t like the idea of animal testing (which many brands do not as well).
The interesting thing about products and brands which are considered or known as “natural,” are often every bit (if not more) effective than others. Botanicals have long been used in many products as well as in pharmaceuticals. History shares much with us in terms of what works and what does not.
Two of my favorite brands known as being “natural,” are also the favorites among many professionals and their clients. In other words, not only do users love the idea, they also love their results! Ole Henriksen Skin Care
constantly boasts rave Ole Henriksen Reviews across the web. And ole henriksen truth serum is high on the list of the reviewer’s all-time faves. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
is suitable for use by all types of skin. It’s packed with a tried and true form of topical vitamin C which boosts collagen production and also provides for radiant and youthful glowing skin.
Another stellar brand known for its natural nature is none other than Caudalie Products
. Clientele and skin care professionals alike are raving..."If you want that Caudalie Spa look, you should certainly be using caudalie skin care and the many posted caudalie reviews tend to support this rationale. The whole caudalie vinoperfect line
is absolutely superb but I happen to favor and typically buy Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
. However, I must say I would never be without my Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Today’s blog article is dedicated to some of the most expensive beauty products available on the market today that are certainly worth their weight in gold…which is why I feel they are indeed more than well worthy of the deeper reach into your pocketbook.
First from SkinCeuticals Sets and Kits
line is SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System
which contains everything one needs who needs a brighter and more radiant and even complexion. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, dark spots, discoloration and the like, SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System
is your total all inclusive kit which contains five of the best Skinceutical products
for reducing unwanted pigmentation and fighting off the signs of aging and sun-damaged skin.
Next I had to add Luminess Air New Beauty Edition
makeup kit. The airbrush system comes complete with the airbrush tool (for a flawless and customized makeup application), a compilation of colors for the perfect foundation and blusher shades, a tanning upgrade kit and more! This system is slightly under 200 dollars at skinstore.com
but is a huge $532 value!
Lastly, for the most incredible head of hair you could ever only dream of I suggest you spring for Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
. I promise you, your hair will be restored to the healthiest, shiniest most manageable hair that you’ll feel as though you could be a model in a hair care commercial. At $140 you’re probably wondering how it could possibly cost so much. But with the incredible ingredients the formulation will change your life and you’ll never look back on spending that much money your hair again.
I suppose I need to start today’s blog entry with somewhat of a disclaimer. Having said that, it’s a disclaimer, which comes packed with a bonus! Part three of our Best of Beauty: Limited Editions Beauty series was supposed to contain two cosmetics or makeup products/sets from mega cosmetic website Beauty.com. However, I realized my choices were actually two (non make-up items) but were actually a limited edition gorgeous fragrance and a limited edition skincare product; so I decided to add two more. Problem once again though is neither of the two latest picks are typical makeup cosmetic type products either. Don’t get me wrong…all four are products that will provide you with gorgeous results…it’s just that my picks still were not what one typically thinks of when they’re purchasing ordinary face makeup such as foundation, eye shadow and the like. But believe me…the beauty website is chockfull of the best and newest make-up and cosmetics on the beauty market!
My choices for Best of Beauty: Limited Editions Part Three are the gorgeously bottled and exquisitely scented Elizabeth Arden Pretty Parfum Spray Limited Edition
as well as another Elizabeth Arden
must-have limited edition called Eight Hour Cream Protectant
which is virtually an anti-aging and moisturizing miracle within a jar!
My additional picks from Beauty.com
are actually a nail and a hair product. Both of which groom and beautify, but neither of which are typically thought of as makeup or cosmetics. But I’m here to tell you that you are going to absolutely love either one of these beauty products. From NARS brand
you simply must check out the beautiful pink-gold shimmery nail enamel-Nars Nail Polish Limited Edition, Adelita
. Your hands will look absolutely stunning and the polish is fool proof!
Next, check out ALTERNA CAVIAR AntiAging Glitterati Shine and Define Balm
for the sleekest, smoothest, dazzling shine you’ve witnessed sense you’ve watched a Red Carpet of highly coifed celebrities!
Oh are you ever going to love today’s Part Two of my Best of Beauty- Limited Editions series! As stated in Best of Beauty: Limited Editions (part-one) article published last Friday; there will be two more entries devoted to two brilliant products or sets from two of my other favorite beauty websites. Today’s has two treasures I found on Spalook.com
and part-three will be thanks to a few faves I found at Beauty.com
Today’s Best of Beauty picks are not only huge values, but also incredible, highly effective skin care products. Both LOccitane and AHAVA Products
offer both superior face and body products as well as boast fabulous AHAVA Reviews and highly rated L’Occitane Reviews, many of which are 5-Star rated for the majority of their lines and products. Particularly ahava time line and from the luxurious and decadent L’Occitane brand as well as other ahava skin products from the AHAVA Dead Sea. Both of which are used and preferred by professionals and clientele alike.
Today’s best limited edition picks are L’Occitane Best of L’occitane
which is a twelve piece set which is the ultimate gift of indulgence and luxury for a friend or for yourself!
Next from Spalook.com
is a compilation set of Ahava’s Best Selling AHAVA Body Products. AHAVA Gift of Small Pleasures Body
set is the perfect buy for those who desire total body moisturization at an incredible value. Additionally, the appropriate sizes are FAA approved for travel and will leave your skin silky smooth!
Today’s Beauty Research Blog entry will be part one of a great little three-part series on some fabulous limited edition beauty products found on three different fantastic beauty web sites. Today’s article (part one) will focus on two killer must-haves from my all time favorite beauty website, the very upscale and highly professional, SkinStore.com
. Part two’s contribution will share a couple great luxurious bath and body products from the exclusive Spalook.com
and part three will share a few magnificent makeup products from mega cosmetics website, Beauty.com
All the Best of Beauty Limited Edition nominations are highly rated, super effective and amazing values. However, keep in mind, you must act fast, because “limited edition” typically means “only while supplies last!”
Today I wanted to share with you my two favorite limited edition finds from SkinStore.com
. From bareMinerals Eye Shadow
line check out bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The Playlist
. The beautiful palette is only $40 yet is an eighty dollar value. Secondly, from Skinstore.com’s Limited Edition selection is Dr. Dennis Gross Park Avenue Peel Kit
. The highly rated and reviewed Dr. Dennis Gross brand
is priced right at 90 bucks and is a whopping $117 value. It comes with the multi-tasking All in One Cleanser with Toner, 30 applications of Alpha Beta Daily Peel
and ten applications of Alpha Beta Glow
These are two limited edition value sets that you won’t want to miss out on…so get them now while they’re hot! And available!
Yes guys…you too need to take good care of your skin! And you need to start early on in order to not only stay young looking but also to be good looking. Everyone notices good skin and most every one of them (man, woman and teen alike) associates a clear complexion with a clean bill of health. To sum this up, if you want someone to be attracted to you and stay attracted to you…you need to be groomed from head to toe. And the first thing one is going to notice is your face. If your face isn’t clean and luminous then your chances of getting to know them are more likely to plummet.
Just like your gender, women also want their mate to be gorgeous and look youthful. I don’t mean we don’t love the distinguished look, because we certainly do. But what I’m saying is…we want you to look healthy and clarified. We want you to be the best that you can be…and nothing’s more apparent to visualizing one’s health than by the way their skin looks. Additionally, it shouts that you care about yourself and all of your grooming habits.
However, in order for most men to be compliant with skin care they usually require that it’s easy and quick to use. The easiest and most effective brand specific to men’s skin care that I know of is Anthony Logistics
. Anthony for men works exceptionally well because it’s a multi-functional, easy to use skin care line developed specifically to meet the needs and components of a man’s skin. Anthony products are not only convenient for today’s man but are also highly effective and beneficial. Additionally, all of Anthony Logistics for men
skin care and bath and body products are allergy tested.
The perfect way to become attractive and well groomed Anthony men is to try Anthony Logistics The Face Kit
. This set comes with Anthony Skin Care products which provide for the ultimate skincare regimen and is only $35 yet is a $60 value!
Directions for using this amazing Anthony skincare regimen are as follows:
Cleanse your face daily with Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser and then apply the All Purpose Facial Moisturizer
. That’s it! You will notice right away a more youthful and glowing skin. The set also comes with a couple of specialty items for occasional treatments…two samples of Anthony Logistics Facial Scrub are included along with a 2oz size of Anthony Logistics Deep Pore Cleansing Clay
. The Clay should be used once or twice weekly for a deeper clarification and cleansing treatment of the face.
So for all you guys…from boys to men…now you know you can and must renew, restore and refresh your skin with amazing Anthony Logistics!
My best friend’s birthday is coming up and I thought of the best gift EVER to give her. I bought her a tool chest…(Yes…a real tool box…a sturdy Craftsman from Sears!) and I filled it with some of the best makeup and beauty tools available within my limited budget. The tool box I chose for her is perfect because it’s large enough to stay put (on her bathroom counter or bedroom vanity) and yet is still portable if she wants to throw it in the back of her trunk and take it with her on weekend trips as well. Additionally, it has a locked entry so that she can keep valuables in it or just keep her teenaged daughters out of her skin care and makeup. And it’s the perfect place to store her medications as opposed to an unlocked medicine cabinet. There are many perfect sized slots and compartments for items such as jewelry, cosmetics, skin care and even larger sized drawers to store her beauty devices and tools.
Now for the good part…Below is a list of the beauty products I chose to get for her beauty box! The items are not only gorgeous producing beauty products but quite a few of them are also really handy accessories one often might need in a pinch! Keep in mind that the box is black and all the products I chose were pink. It made for the cutest and best beauty birthday gift I’ve ever given!Foot Petals Tip Toes Double Pack, Buttercup/Pink Floral
are the perfect shoe cushions that prevent calluses, eliminate unsightly toe crunch (in open toe shoes) and protects and provides comfort to the balls of the feet.
Miss Oops Boob Tube, Tie-dye Pink
is the perfect companion for a much too revealing and plunging neck line. Just put it on under your top and voila…you’re now dressed a little more conservative for the office!
Ever feel like you could use an ice pack for a hangover, injury or puffy eyes? Gal Pal has you covered with Gal Pal The Original Retro Ice Bag, Pink Stars
No beauty box would be complete without an excellent toothbrush. So I chose Supersmile 45 Ergonomic Toothbrush, Pink
. She’s going to love it!
Lastly, I threw in a pair of Pink Tweezerman tweezers
gorgeous pallete of pink cosmetics for lips, eyes and cheeks called Philosophy The Color of Grace Amazing Grace Coloring Book
I can’t wait for her to open this great gift of beauty! She’s the best friend in the World and she deserves it!
Imagine getting the results of dermal fillers without the pain and expense of injections. Now you can with a new highly effective skin care tool system by WrinkleMD
. The WrinkleMD Eye System
uses micro-current to deliver the youth rebirthing ingredient known as Hyaluronic Acid. Wrinkle MD Eye System
targets specific wrinkles by infusing the water loving molecule as well as skin perfecting peptides deep into the layers of the skin. You will see both immediate results as well as cumulative improvement with each use.
The gentle treatments take 40 minutes and can be done as little as once weekly. Besides the immediate tightened and lifted improvement you will also begin to notice softer skin with a plumped up youthful radiance with a significant improvement in the erasure of fine lines and wrinkles. And after only four weeks you will see even greater benefits…even in your deepest lines and wrinkles.Wrinkle MD Eye
system comes complete with the power source Activator Pod and Pouch
, six pairs of Eye Treatments
, six prep wipes, and the amazing WrinkleMD Eye Serum C. And you get the whole system along with the oh-so gratifying results at the fabulous price of only $129 at Spalook.com
Your eyes as well as your new look on life (not to mention all the compliments you’ll be getting) will give you a whole new sense of self and a brighter view of the world!
Nothing screams, “I’m getting older,” than droopy upper eye lids. In fact, many young people also have sagging eye lids (and dark circles) not just from normal aging and environmental stressors but also from a host of other causes as well. I would venture to say that most of my questions from men, women, young and old alike are for recommendations of the best eye products on the market.
My answers to those questions are usually based on a number of issues. One being what exactly is the eye issue at hand? In other words, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, etc. The second consideration I almost always take into consideration is brand and the newest available science. Perricone MD
rarely lets me down on most any skin care issue, so I typically think of Perricone
first. NV Perricone Products constantly boast rave Perricone Reviews for virtually all Perricone Skin Care and Perricone High Potency Eye Lift
and many other eye and skin treatments within the perricone md cosmeceuticals line.
However today I specifically wanted to talk about the two most difficult eye area issues to treat cosmetically. Perricone MD Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum
is scientifically formulated to tighten and firm up the upper eyelid. It also smoothes out deep creases, reduces redness and is superior at lightening up unsightly dark circles. The ingredient Acyl-Glutathione is clinically proven to treat the signs of aging skin both correctively and preventively. Perricone MD Acyl Glutathione EyeLid Serum
is light in texture which creates superb absorbability and almost instantly improves the look of the whole area around the eye.
For questions involving any skin care issue around the skin of the eyes, my answer, both emphatically and categorically, would most likely tend to be…buy perricone eye products
Lately I’ve allowed myself to try new things to make my life easier. I’m always afraid to change anything that I think works well, so I’ve always been a little shy to make any changes in the way I apply my makeup. For instance, I’ve never used any other makeup brush since the day I got my first bareMinerals
kit and discovered the highly revered and highly reviewed bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
. Don’t get me wrong…I still love my Kabuki and will never be without it; however, I’ve recently allowed myself to add a few tools to my “one makeup brush” collection.
I’ve added NARS Makeup Brush, Large Domed Eye
brush for creating a softer eye. It’s the perfect size for blending harsh and much too-defined looking lines and is custom designed with squirrel hair. I also find it works well to apply bronzer (my make-up staple of choice) to my eyelids. I like how it smoothes in the area between my nose and eyes that’s too small an area for my Kabuki brush.
Additionally, I’ve found that Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush
is the perfect cosmetic brush for finishing powders and creates an air-brushed and flawless appearance. It’s so soft and is perfect for layering foundation and is the dream makeup brush for anyone who doesn’t like heavy coverage.
Lastly, on my cool new tools list is by the “Definitive Eyebrow Expert” brand Anastasia
. I could write a whole week’s worth of articles on this amazing brand, and I intend to write much more soon. However, today I wanted to tell you about the highly rated and reviewed Anastasia Five Piece Brow Kit
. I purchased Anastasia Five Piece Kit Golden Blonde
; however, the set comes in many shades. I’ve never had such gorgeous, beautifully shaped and groomed eye brows until I discovered this great tool set. Anastasia Five Piece Brow Kit
comes with a pair of Tweezers
, the Duo Brush, Eyebrow Stencils
, Anastasia Brow Powder and Brow Gel. Now my eye brows look celebrity status gorgeous!
I doubt there’s a woman alive who doesn’t love her bare essentuals makeup. Many refer to their Bare Escentuals finished look as their bare ID. The bare make up application provides for a flawless complexion largely due to bare Minerals Foundation and bareMinerals Concealer. Bare Minerals Cosmetics
have long been the go-to, must-have mineral makeup standard, most likely due to the stellar Bare Minerals Reviews. And now the superior bare essentials make up brand has added even more quality products to their already well-rounded inventory which will further promote and provide for an even prettier bare face look!bareMinerals Skincare
is the proverbial missing link to a perfect and flawless makeup application. Without the proper canvas, a painting is only a picture within a frame. But with the perfect canvas, the painting is more apt to have the appearance of a beautiful piece of art! Bare Minerals
Skin Care uses what they refer to as their proprietary “miracle ingredient” known as RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex which has been clinically proven to promote a brighter, younger appearing skin with a delightful luminous glow. The mega complex promotes an advanced cellular turnover and provides many skin care benefits including optimal pore minimization and maximum line and wrinkle erasure.
A great way to get acquainted with Bare Minerals SkinCare
is to try and buy bare minerals Natural Luminous Moisturizing Trio
. The set comes with a bareminerals Skincare Purifying Facial Cleanser
, a bareMinerals SkinCare Purely Nourishing Moisturizer-Combination
, and the amazing Renew and Hydrate Eye Cream.
If you’re husband uses The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream
(and has an extra one…particularly if it’s an art of shave cream in Lavender
!) or received one as a gift this past holiday season, you’re going to want to borrow it from him. Actually, you’re going to want it to be all yours!Art of Shaving Cream
was designed for a man…but believe me, if you (my ladies) try it, you will never want to use another shaving product again. If you buy art of shaving products you will wonder how you ever shaved a hair on your legs without it. The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream-Lavender
comes in a tube for (personal use and travel) and a large tub
for home use. Both sizes of the aforementioned art of shaving products last a very long time. In fact, many of the highly rated art of shaving reviews are not just from men, but from women who are not only thrilled with how well their skin has responded to the quality art of shave shaving cream, but also are amazed with how long the art of shaving products last.
The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream and Gels
is a quality shaving line developed for an upscale clientele and formulated with superb, yet mild, moisturizing and softening ingredients such as glycerin, coconut and other fragrant and exotic oils. Art of Shaving Shave Cream Lavender
garners rave reviews due to its ability in providing an extremely close shave, gorgeous finished skin (with a significant reduction in irritation or bumps) and its spectacular and lovely intoxicating scent.
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