July 2012 - Posts
Nothing requires the benefits and qualities of professional beauty brands and products quite like those with sensitive skin and hair issues. Whether you love or require gentle products for your skin or hair (no matter the issue), you still want and need them to be highly effective. That’s why it’s imperative to choose gentle and nourishing brands that are perfect for taking on harsh summer sun and climate; and nothing beats Peter Thomas Roth
and Caudalie Paris
!Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich
When it comes to the care of summer hair we’re sometimes caught between a rock and a hard place. The heat mandates daily shampooing and conditioning, but our hair demands a gentle approach. That’s why you’re going to love Peter Thomas Roth Mega
Rich products for daily care!
Keep your hair healthy, nourished, protected and beautifully clarified with Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Shampoo
. This Peter Thomas Roth shampoo is chockfull of rich nutrients and potent yet gentle cleansing agents. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Shampoo
contains Biotin B7 complex which strengthens and repairs the hair and provides protection from future breakage. Like most all Peter Thomas Roth products and Peter Thomas Skin Care, Peter Thomas Roth reviews are excellent across the board for this outstanding PTR shampoo!
Pair it up with its mega-nourishing partner, Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner
and reap the rewards of exceptional body and shine. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner
smells wonderful and is also five-star rated with users singing its praises, such as, “I have more manageable and shinier hair,” “awesome conditioner,” and “you will love this stuff!” This Peter Thomas Roth conditioner is formulated with rich and nutritious vitamins and is so lightweight…it’s absolutely perfect for summer! And if you love the hair care, you’ll really love Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Crème.
I have written in the past about fabulous products like Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads, Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30 and Peter Thomas Roth K Eye Rescue but the brand goes beyond skin care. You’ve probably heard about the very popular cosmetics called Peter Thomas Roth Lips To Die For or Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For…Well I’m here to tell you the Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich line gives you hair to die for!Caudalie Paris Gentle Care
Whether you want gentle efficacious products for your skin or for your hair, Caudalie products from Caudalie Spa have you gorgeously covered! I have been a fan of Caudalie Vinoperfect for years and rely on the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and the Caudalie Beauty Elixir for gorgeous skin. Now I’m here to tell you that Caudalie Gentle Conditioning Shampoo
is the perfect hair cleanser for frequent use. Caudalie Gentle Conditioning Shampoo
cleanses the hair effectively without leaving product build-up and leaves the hair in beautiful condition. This shampoo not only effectively cleanses the hair but fortifies and strengthens it as well. And it’s ideal for those with color treated hair!
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
is deliciously gentle, yet superbly effective. Skin is left beautifully clarified without stripping the precious skin barrier mantle. Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
is a light and airy mousse that you’ll actually look forward to using every day and night. Caudalie reviews soar for this Caudalie skin care favorite with faithful followers declaring statements like “It’s my favorite cleanser,” and “this foaming, great smelling cleanser works wonders for me!”
I know what I’m going to do…I’m going to buy Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich hair care products for cleansing and conditioning my hair and buy Caudalie for cleansing my skin…and I’m going to do it right now!
We all love pretty summer feet and seem to have no problem making sure that the skin of our feet is moisturized and our toes are perfectly polished so they look great in sandals…but what we may not be thinking about are all the foot problems that are notorious for rearing their ugly little heads in hot summer conditions.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; and that is certainly true when it comes to problem feet and many foot conditions.
Blisters and calluses are common problems in the summer season. New sandals may rub a blister or promote calluses many different ways such as an improper fit. If you’re going to wear a new pair of summer shoes just pop a Band-Aid on the areas of the foot that may get excessively rubbed to help prevent new blisters from forming. If you do get a blister don’t pop it! The covering skin is actually helping to heal and provide protection from potential infection. Just keep the area cleansed and covered with gauze. Try and change the dressing at least once daily and wear shoes that do not irritate it before it heals.
And flip flops are another source of summer foot problems. They can be problematic if worn too often. The amount of germs and bacteria that just one pair of flip flops can harbor is mind-boggling. But of course, they are fine in moderation. In fact, if you’re home and in a clean environment free of fungus and bacteria (certainly not a public pool or gym!) by all means wear them or even give your feet a break by going barefoot around the house. But if you’re planning a day which includes a great deal of walking, be sure to wear a pair of well-fitting closed toed and close-heeled shoes, such as sneakers. However, remember that if feet get too hot and sweat a little too much then problems can be born as well; therefore be sure to wear lightweight cotton socks over freshly bathed feet.
As for the care of calluses, do not try to cut them. Simply use a pumice stone to gently remove them after your shower or bath. Additionally, you can use cushioned pads and insoles that can be found at your local pharmacy. Foot powder is another idea for sporting comfortable and healthy feet.
Take care of your feet…and they will take care of you!
There are two extremely important avenues for sporting beautiful skin, not only for now (the present), but for the years to come as well. The two very best things one can do for our skin is to treat and protect! When it comes to anti-aging skin care we oftentimes head straight for the proverbial quick fix, but although those products are great to have and use, the bottom line is in order to effectively improve and maintain younger looking skin (for the long haul), we must use quality brands which cumulatively treat while offering superb protection. Prevage
are two such brands!
Long known for offering the wildly anticipated and hugely popular anti-aging ingredient idebenone, Prevage (idebenone formulated) products and brand is and has been the gold standard in the past decade for revolutionary and efficacious skin care for those seeking ageless beauty. Idebenone has been considered one of the very best antioxidants to come along in modern science. Prevage idebenone has been studied and clinically tried and proven to protect the skin from environmental stressors as well as for repairing past sun damage.
Prevage skin care offers a variety of skin care products which not only contain the precious ingredient, idebenone, but also many other rich and potent ingredients for treating all types of skin issues as well as daily skin care regimens which promote beautiful skin and flawless complexions. Five-star rated Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 by Elizabeth Arden
is serious multi-tasking skincare that offers repair, ultimate hydration and superb protection. Reviewers of Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 by Elizabeth Arden
say that it makes their “skin feel great!,” and love that it absorbs quickly and is extremely lightweight for being such a luxurious hydrating moisturizer that also offers such a high UV (broad spectrum) protection factor.
Another excellent Prevage anti-aging performer is Prevage Eye Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 by Elizabeth Arden
. This Prevage idebenone infused multi-purpose eye cream is both serious repair and serious protection! Prevage Eye Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF15 by Elizabeth Arden
boasts extremely high Prevage reviews and gets stellar ratings from those seeking intensive anti-aging benefits for the delicate eye area. Many Prevage users report that they love the radiance and luminosity that this Prevage eye cream provides. Precious peptides are added to the Prevage formulation to help with skin firming and work brilliantly for dramatically reducing puffiness.
NIA24 also offers new skin care technology with their usage of niacin. Niacin is infused into their products for its uncanny ability to repair and protect the skin. NIA reviews are stellar and the company has received award winning accolades and praise. NIA24 skin care is unique in that it is considered to be the first “inside-out” Niacin-powered topical and keeps working 24 hours a day. Spectacular NIA24 sun damage repair is one of the best reasons to buy NIA24!
Restore, protect and repair you skin’s precious skin barrier and dramatically reverse the signs of sun damage and other environmental stressors with NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
and NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands
. NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
is a gentle and oil-free sunscreen that offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with physical elements providing superior sun protection for all types of skin including those with sensitive skin. This NIA 24 sunscreen delivers the unique properties of niacin which strengthens the skin’s barrier. It also improves past sun damage and diminishes sun spots. And NIA24 knew that there are other areas of the body which are in dire need of help from the signs of sun damage…our chest and our hands! That’s why I’m so thankful for NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands
. This NIA 24 cream product is certainly a dream come true for those of us who have spent one too many days in the sun. It’s a nutrient rich cream that not only erases unsightly age spots and discolorations but also promotes soft, supple and much brighter skin. The dark spots on my décolleté have greatly diminished and my hands look years younger. This is my NIA24 products secret weapon for ageless beauty and gorgeous skin!
You might also want to check out NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex, a lightweight hydrator and NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex which is a treatment, brightener and moisturizer in one. Be sure to also address the delicate eye area with NIA 24 Eye Repair Complex.
It’s no secret that tanning salons and tanning beds have a long history of controversy. It’s generally agreed upon by most all of us that if UV light is used within a bulb (or in the case of most tanning beds…multiple bulbs) for obtaining what naturally occurs by the rays of the sun (within only a number of minutes)…then the bulbs must be very strong. That in of itself suggests potential problems.
Tanning in a salon via a tanning bed has been around for at least 30 years. And back then they were considered not only safer than the sun, but a quick and effective way to achieve a beautiful sun kissed glow quickly. However, it wasn’t long before the ill effects began being recorded. Not only were burns becoming more evidenced, skin cancer was as well. Years ago, tanning beds used UVB light as the majority which has always been considered the “burning” rays. But in order to rectify that or at times deflect the issue, many salons began touting UVA beds instead, assuming or declaring they were safer, when in fact, they are oftentimes much more damaging as they go deeper into the skin.
Since tanning salons have been in business now well over three decades many discoveries as well as studies have been pumping out new information in order to keep people safe. What many of the studies suggest is that a lot of the skin cancers and other malignant type mutations (as well as aging skin) were not only because of excessive use of tanning beds, but also much more likely from those users who were young in age. In other words, the damage seemed more likely when a young girl or boy used the beds (even when used infrequently) than that of longer more frequent use of older tanning salon users.
Most tanning salons in the US require signed parental permission for children under the age of 18 and some states and countries have banned them for anyone under the age of 14 and others under the age of 18 even with parental consent.
Luckily, many teens are now realizing the dangers of tanning and there has been a new trend in skin care within that demographic and it’s not only for a clear acne-free complexion as in years past; But also for a healthier and younger looking skin not only for now but for the years to come. They seem to have taken an interest in caring for their skin as opposed to how many used to take it (and many things regarding their health) for granted. This is a good time to talk to your teens and let them know the dangers of both the sun as well as tanning beds.
As for adults, when it comes to tanning beds, there may indeed be some pros along with the well-reported cons. They have long been effectively used for conditions such as psoriasis and have also been acknowledged for helping with vitamin D/calcium absorption…but again these treatments are only suggested when ordered by physicians and need to be considered by informed adults who have been properly educated and informed about both the benefits as well as the risks and possible side effects of artificial sun tanning.
We all know that beauty blogs can be addicting! And when you start to follow one, the excitement grows when you’re just about to read and learn about the daily topic. A fantastic blogger, beauty expert, and writer, that I simply adore is the founder and editor of beautybanter.com, Sarah Howard. Her father is the owner of the world renowned NYC Salon, so obviously she knows her stuff…after all it’s in her genes!
I always head straight for the beautybanter.com weekly “must-haves.” They are so informative and great fun to read. I love how Sarah displays large, bright pictures of each product and explains why it’s an absolute beauty lover’s must-have. Oftentimes Howard has a funny little scenario to help paint a picture as to why we need the particular product. Beautybanter.com is just a great little read all around!
He’s gorgeous, he’s talented, he’s philanthropic, he is an academy award winner, and two time “Sexiest Man Alive.” I’m sure you’ve guessed it… yes folks, he is the yummy George Clooney! George turned 51 this year and being over 50 isn’t slowing this handsome hunk down. He has been writing, directing, producing and acting up a storm and shows no signs of slowing. He even just recently dabbled in the theater, and as always the self-actualized and talented actor does fabulous in virtually every avenue.
The star is still linked to blonde bombshell Stacy Keibler and they appear to be going strong even though he is almost 20 years her senior. They dazzled the red carpet earlier this year, and claim to be a real low key and normal couple.
George is just too fabulous to be held back by age, gossip, hardship, or personal beliefs. He willingly organized a protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy knowing it would end in his arrest. Clooney also is an avid supporter of gay rights and virtually all humanitarian issues. There is so much more to Mr. Clooney than sheer talent and good looks. This fifty-one year old has a heart of gold which goes right along with that sparkly wallet of his. We love you George!
A lot of us associate fun in the sun with water sports but there is a consequence to all that hot weather fun. Unfortunately there are a majority of us who then need to battle frizzy hair due to all that delightful splashing around in the pool (not to mention summer humidity!). I’ve always struggled with frizz associated with my curly mane and have probably tried every frizz fighter or straightener under the sun (um…excuse my pun)…And since I do consider myself to be somewhat of a frizz expert, I’d like to share my two favorite frizz fighters with all of you.
My personal “go-to” product for obtaining sleek and tame locks has ALWAYS been TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Serum 3
. This product certainly does what it advertises…It truly controls your hair. Whether you want to be frizz-free, or sport a downright sleek and straight do, this product will allow you to achieve your desired look. This Tigi serum can be used on dry hair to tame fly-a way’s and frizz (which BTW my daughters’ not-so-lovingly refer to as “Karen Fuzz!”), or applied directly to wet hair prior to blow-dry styling providing for a nice sleek blowout. My favorite TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Serum 3 benefit is that it provides excellent protection for heat styling and does a great job with humidity resistance.
Another gem in the frizz-fighting world is Fekkai Summer Hair Smooth Sailing Anti-Frizz Cream
. This frizz-busting and polishing cream is great for all types and gives the hair that, “just left the salon quality” with a smooth, tame, and frizz-free appearance. Fekkai Summer Hair Smooth Anti-Frizz Cream is the proverbial master of its kind and will not disappoint! And don’t forget to act soon because not only is monsoon weather right around the corner, but great hair care deals are happening now at both Drugstore.com and SkinStore.com!
No matter the occasion, when it comes to shopping for shoes this summer…it seems to be all about the flowers! So if you love shoes (and who doesn’t?) and you love pretty flowers (I’d guess that’d be most of us!) you’re going to be in luck when you hit the mall!
Whether you’re looking for a crystal studded sling-back heel, a vogue and stylish T-Back, a comfy natural wedge or a plain ole summer flip flop…you’re sure to find them beautifully accented with floral décor!
Sandals adorned with flowers come in every color, style, shape and size…so no worries about finding the perfect shoe. And if somehow you live somewhere like Mars and your favorite store isn’t featuring the floral fancies then the answer is simple…Make your own! Find the perfect sandal for you and simply attach a few flowers from your favorite craft or fabric store. You can design the perfect sandal to match any outfit for any occasion.
I happen to love flats and flip flops with flowers but after I found the cute new Kate Spade Brit
(a wedge-type espadrille) I’m now a floral-toed, high-heeled believer! The open-toed 4+inch rope-covered heel is topped with a black suede upper and adorned with a cute ivory rosette. Not only is absolutely stunning (for both day and night) it’s also on sale right now at Zappos.com
Now throw on a dress or a cute pair of shorts and a tank and grab a pair of fancy or fun floral footwear and go have some good summer fun!
Lips are one of woman’s most beautiful anatomical attributes. We love pretty lips, which is why lip products within the beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry alone. If I had a nickel for every shade and type of lipstick I have purchased in my life…I’d be rich!
We’ll spend our last dime on lip products that color, soften, provide shine and even augment, but oftentimes we forget to buy products in order to just keep our lips healthy and safe.
Luckily many lip products these days offer aesthetics as well as protection, but certainly not all of them. And there are times of the year in which we need additional protection, such as hot summer sun and cold dry winter.
Lips need to be protected from the sun just like the rest of our skin…possibly even more. And lips look and feel better when they are treated with tender loving care and protection. There are even facial treatments specifically for the lips, but if you feel you don’t have the time to go the extra mile to give yourself a lip treatment such as an exfoliation or mask, you can still care for your lips by picking up a quality lip balm that will both nourish and protect this delicate skin.
I once heard that one of the most dangerous places to get squamous cell carcinoma was on the ears and/or the lips, so that in of itself should be reason enough to grab a lip balm or stick with an added sun protection or screen the next time you’re standing in line at the pharmacy. Additionally, lips feel and look healthier when they are properly moisturized and most lip balms (even those with sunscreen) do an excellent job at keeping them luxuriously hydrated.
So pucker up those pretty, healthy lips and keep them safe by starting today!
Is juicing beneficial or overrated? I suppose it depends on just whom you ask. The juicing lifestyle or culture is hugely popular with plenty of people…me included! But before you decide for yourself we should first consider the pros and cons of juicing. Let’s first take a look at the over-rated or down side of it. Many experts say that it would be a lot better to just eat the entire fruit or vegetable itself, than it is to extract its juice, all together. Some reports suggest that juicing can strip the food of some of its fiber and healthy nutrients and attributes that are desired of the produce. However, they’ve also said that of cooking them. Some opinions include the dexterity of the benefits achieved through this diet phenomenon. One of these differences is the idea that if a healthy person juices they will likely notice smaller increases in energy and health, but for those of who are not exactly healthy or perhaps ill will potentially notice major increases in juicing benefits.
I find that I feel exponentially better when I’m in my juicing mode, whether I’m in a healthy state or under the weather. I have found that I’m more likely to consume a larger variety and quantity of fruits and vegetables at the same time because it’s all in one health-packed drink; whereas when I’m not juicing I’m less likely to eat the equivalent in separate small meals or daily servings.
But just like most things in life; it takes much more than a glassful of healthy vegetables (blended up in a juicer) to reach the levels of vitality that those of whom are in great health may possess. Many more factors must be implemented in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle, such as a balanced diet (in addition to those power-packed cups of carrots!), plenty of exercise and abstaining from high risk behaviors, in order to feel like a million bucks!
Earlier today while perusing the online pinboard, pinterest.com, I saw dozens of pictures of gorgeous bathrooms and it suddenly came to me that I too wanted to display my beauty products in a beautiful and organized way. As I’m sure you can imagine…I have more than just a few! As luck would have it, I later came across an awesome article in the beauty blog known as thecleanbeautyblog which actually discussed brilliant ways to keep your beauty tools and products perfectly organized. The beauty blog presented everything from antique trays to precious glass jars along with awesome separation inserts to keep your drawers clean and organized. Thanks to thecleanbeautyblog.com I will never again be unable to find exactly what beauty product I’m looking for!
There are many myths about skin care when it comes to women of color, particularly when it comes to the sun and its ultraviolet rays and sun protection. Many people (including those who are of different ethnicities) are under the assumption that because their skin is dark or darker than those with fair complexions they do not need to worry about burns or sun protection. The rationale being that because their skin is melanin-rich they will not tan or burn. However, that is indeed a myth and a false sense of security.
Everyone needs to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun. African American, Hispanic and other races who have dark skin can and will still burn and can even potentially be at risk for skin cancer caused from UV rays and other environmental attacks. Darker skin is indeed richer with melanin but that melanin can only protect so much. Additionally, dark skin will tan just like those of Caucasian decent, but perhaps they may be happy with their natural color and do not want to get their skin any darker. But more importantly, even the darkest of skin will burn with too much unprotected sun. After all, melanin may be somewhat of a sun protection factor…but remember spf is only a number. For instance, if we use a sunscreen that provides an SPF of 15 we will still have to reapply at some point in order to maintain the protection so if you look at it that way…there will inevitably come a time in which too much sun is simply too much sun, for anyone.
In addition to the problem at hand (meaning the risks of not using any sun block or sun protection), there are other factors which contribute to health issues related to the sun such as skin cancer. And there are reports that not only suggest that those of dark heritage can indeed burn, the problem becomes exacerbated because many are less likely to have problems such as skin cancer diagnosed early as well as have a lower survival rate if they do indeed get a skin cancer such as melanoma.
I recently read an article about an African American woman who said she always protects her skin from the sun because she has indeed burned her skin in the past. She said she doesn’t like the dry, itchy peeling skin she has gotten in the past and has been an avid sunscreen user for herself as well as her children to keep them safe from the sun’s harmful and damaging rays. She knows first-hand that when it comes to protecting the skin of her family, the harmful summer rays certainly don’t discriminate!
Pleasure and delight your senses with two highly effective skin care brands that offer outstanding scented body care products. L’Occitane and Ole Henriksen are two well-known brands which deliver efficacious properties and benefits via their superior products formulated with natural and fragrant botanicals. Lovely skin is always nice, but lovely skin from head to toe is spectacular! And even better is lovely skin from head to toe that not only feels and looks spectacular but also smells incredible!
In my opinion, nothing smells better than products fragranced with almond. And when a world renowned beauty brand such as L’Occitane decides to make a special line of body products which revolves around one ingredient…you know that ingredient not only smells amazing but also must be highly effective! The L’Occitane products included within the L’Occitane Almond line are without a doubt some of the best cellulite and firming treatments on the market today. Almond oil is used in virtually every product within this highly impressive line and is proven to tone and firm sagging skin and is also known to exponentially improve the elasticity of the skin as well.
There are two L’Occitane products in particular that speak volumes in terms of deeply nourishing the skin and promoting superb elasticity. L’Occitane Almond Tonic Body Oil and L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil are two such products.
L’Occitane Almond Tonic Body Oil uses the properties of almond oil and other rich nutrients to improve the skin’s natural tone and hydrate it beautifully. Along with precious almond oil, this extremely popular L’Occitane tonic oil also contains a combination of ingredients known to stimulate circulation as well as red algae for effectively provoking waste elimination. L’Occitane reviews are outstanding for this organic toning and cellulite reducing oil, with users saying such things as “excellent product!” “buy L’Occitane!” and “an effective bloat fighter!”
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Body Oil is considered natural and is rich in almond protein, peppermint and L’Occitane Immortelle oil. The formula is also loaded with omega fatty acids and camelina oil which provide for softer, suppler skin. Like L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream and many other L’Occitane products, this L’Occitane skin care oil effectively repairs and maintains the skin’s hydro-lipid barrier as well as works beautifully for preventing stretch marks. If you’re already hooked on the L’Occitane hand cream, the body oil makes for a great addition to your body care regimen. You can purchase L’Occitane online.
And L’Occitane Bath and Body skin care products aren’t the only ones that provide us with a lavish and fragrant way to beautify our skin. Ole Henriksen face and body products are every bit as luxurious and effective when it comes to healing, nourishing and protecting our skin from head to toe!
Ole Henriksen Products
I have raved many times about the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum but the brand also offers itesm for the body. There are two Ole Henriksen products in particular that are wildly popular and highly reviewed. Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil and Ole Henriksen Body Sleek Lotion are both infused with Mother Nature’s most potent and effective ingredients. Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil is an easy to use multi-purpose oil that beautifully transforms the skin of the body making it softer to touch, silky smooth, and much firmer and brighter. The lavender formulated into the Ole Henriksen skincare body oil is proven to be an impressive anti-inflammatory agent with unsurpassed regenerating properties. This Ole Henrkisen skin care product may be used on most every type of skin and is best used when applied directly out of the shower. The scent is described by many Ole Henriksen reviews as being relaxing, intoxicating and lovely.
Next up from Ole Henriksen spa when it comes to caring for the skin of the body is their highly-rated Ole Henriksen Body Sleek Lotion. This lightweight and non-greasy formulation is an outstanding daily moisturizer. It is blended with rich nutrients and botanicals such as Vitamins A and D, Swiss Collagen Protein and exotic oils such as avocado and apricot. This luxurious Ole Henriksen creme moisturizer will hydrate even the driest and moisture depleted types of skin. It has been described by beauty industry professionals as being “The best moisturizer ever!” And this beauty expert agrees!
Nothing upgrades an outfit quite like fashionable accessories. However, most of us can’t afford to buy lots of pretty jewelry or expensive pieces of our own, nor do we have access to borrow the Queen’s diamonds like the Duchess of Cambridge can, so we have to find easy and affordable ways to buy or make them ourselves.
Of course we can make our own pieces but why do that when you can buy jewelry for less than ten bucks a pop at stores like H&M, Rue21, Ross and Target? However, should you decide to design and make your own clothes and hair accessories be sure you’re going to not only like them, but will also actually wear them. Have you heard about making your own sexy dress or pencil skirt with duct tape? Well yes…apparently it is in trend and girls are actually doing it...and I’m sure this is a stretch but I have to say “don’t do it!” I say…save wrapping yourself up in plastic type materials such as cellophane for your honeymoon...Not as a fashion statement! I’m just sayin’…It just doesn’t make a very good one. Sure…In a pinch, I’ll hem a pair of jeans with it but that should be where duct tape (in terms of fashion)…both begins and ends!
On trend in handbags are hot colors in large bags or small hinged clutches. And bold colored headbands are a great way to add a pop of color. You can even match up your pretty little purse with complimentary designer prints and colored ear-buds or headphones. Another great look is to wear a drop necklace along with multiples of skinny gold and silver or other assorted colored bangles and they look terrific on the arm while you’re holding that cute new bag.
Oh and before you head to your favorite affordable store don’t forget to go online and print out coupons (just like you would for pizza!). Many of them have coupons posted right on their website just waiting to be printed and redeemed!
There are all types of skin - Dry, oily, combination, sensitive…and MEN! Yes, in terms of grooming, men have their own wants and needs, particularly when it comes to the care of their skin. Avene and ARCONA are two outstanding brands which specialize in lines and products designed to meet the specific skin care and grooming needs of men.
Long known for being the ultimate beauty brand for those with sensitive skin, Avene is a great choice for men. Guys are typically gun shy of heavy or irritating products and don’t like anything that feels like they are wearing anything on their skin. They like easy-to-use products that are light and non-irritating, but do indeed want them to be highly effective. This is why Avene Men is the perfect line of products for the low-maintenance gender.
Along with typical skin care for issues such as daily cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection, men like Avene skin care for its highly efficacious anti-aging properties. But even more desirable to men is achieving the perfect shave. Avene skincare offers two shaving products in particular that men rate extremely high. Avene Shaving Foam is a highly rated Avene cream that offers up a silky smooth glide while purifying, hydrating, and soothing the skin leaving it feeling incredibly soft and looking radiant. Avene Shaving Foam is paraben-free and clinical trials report that 90% of the participants confirmed that their skin felt softer and smoother and the same percentage were impressed with the ease of application, texture and results.
And when it comes to a good shave, post-shave care is paramount which is why Avene After-Shave Fluid is the perfect shave partner for executing and delivering the ultimate in men’s shaving. Avene After-Shave Fluid soothes the skin instantly and calms potential razor burn. This Avene lotion is also paraben-free and uses the highly acclaimed Avene Thermal Spring Water to assure skin comfort. This Avene After-Shave Fluid restores and moisturizes the skin along with facilitating superior anti-bacterial properties and outstanding sebum regulation. If considering other items, keep in mind that men tend to prefer the Avene gel products which are lighter weight than the Avene creme products which tend to be heavier.
ARCONA is another professional brand that offers stellar after-shave products for men. ARCONA Clarity Aftershave Pads are a favorite ARCONA skin care product for men because the pads are extremely effective and very user-friendly. ARCONA Clarity Aftershave Pads help to mediate razor burn and fight frustrating ingrown hairs. The tonic within the pad reduces pore size and helps to combat acneic breakouts. These ARCONA clarifying pads are perfect for men with normal to oily skin. If you struggle with breakouts regularly, you might also consider the Avene Cleanance line. The Avene Diacneal is particularly effective against breakouts. All Avene acne products help speed healing and promote clarity without irritation.
Men with all types of skin are sure to love the ARCONA powerhouse hydrator, ARCONA Consistency. This ARCONA facial moisturizer is the perfect multi-tasking skin care product for men. ARCONA Consistency minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and moisturizes without feeling greasy or clogging the pores. ARCONA product reviews are outstanding for this hydrating and skin balancing product for men. And after all, men love consistency in all that they do (or use)…and considering the word is right in the name…need I say more?
You can search for ARCONA discounts by shopping for ARCONA online; and while you’re at it don’t forget to buy ARCONA for yourself as well!
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