DIY Beauty – Win it!
Dec09

DIY Beauty – Win it!

No matter what special events your going to be attending, or if you just want to spruce up your style, there are a few things you can do yourself without having a professional help you.

HAIR

Big voluptuous curls are starting to trend this season which means you’ll have to start using hot tools like blow dryers and curling irons so be sure to give your hair some protection with products like the Straight From Eden Repairing Oil by Crème of Nature.

The ingredients help to prevent damage but also adds moisture, reduce frizz and fight humidity from making your hair look like a bush willy when it’s damp outside.

Rub a dime-size amount of oil between palms then apply to the ends of tresses for fine hair or use a quarter-size from root to tip of course hair. When your completely finished grooming your hair, rub the excess oil on the top of your style to add additional shine.

If teasing makes your hair look thin, because your scalp looks more visible, apply a product made out of colored keratin protein like the Toppik Hair Building Fibers to the root of hair and hairline.

Since the fibers are statically charged to intertwine with your own strands, it will make hair look naturally full and thick. It’s wind, rain and sweat resistant but easily remove with shampoo, it’s also safe to use on eyebrows as well as a last minute root cover up if there’s no time to get your hair colored.

If you prefer to splurge on a blow dry from a pro, go with one that’s affordable at the Blo – Blow Dry Bar in Florida at 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 in the Vanderbuilt Shoppes.

Blo is Americas largest blow dry bar chain that gives each stylist an intensive training to learn the BLO technique. They have no cuts, no color….you simply WASH BLO AND GO! If you aren’t in the Florida area, no worries! you can go to www.blomedry.com to find one near you.

MAKEUP

For makeup you can go subtle or Exotic and sultry, it’s up to you! Before adding color to eyes lips or cheeks even out your complexion by using either a foundation or a corrective moisturizer like the Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream Tinted Mineral Perfector SPF 15.

The CC Cream is packed with Vitamin C and Algae extracts as well as 6-in-1 benefits to smooth, hydrate, protect, brighten, correct and even out skin tone. It comes in Fair to Light or Light to medium. If the shades don’t match your skin, use it like a primer before your regular foundation.

For color the style this season is sexy and dramatic. Francois Nars designed has various limited-editions sets to choose from for Nars cosmetics.

The “Laser cut” set has a futuristic style for eyes, lips and cheeks. For lips the “Digital World” 5 piece set has a range from soft to bright tones in velvet matte and satin colors. For cheeks the “Virtual Domination” is a high density combination of blush and bronzer palette.


NAILS

Nail art can be hard to do but if you use a few things you can find around the house it can make it easier. Start by using a Band-Aid as tape to block out areas of your nail, then polish the rest of the nail. Before it dries remove the Band-Aid and voila!

The Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition “I’ve Gotta Be Me” set is a great collection of nail polishes that have 6 shades, with some as crème and others as shimmer.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Now that you know some ways to update your look, how about some free goodies?!

HOW TO ENTER THE DIY BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins December 9, 2014 and ends January 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must enter through entry form)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
5. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

1 Grand Prize winner gets
– 1 Blow dry at Blo – Blow Dry Bar 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 location only
– Toppik Building Hair Fibers
– Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream
– Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me nail set

1 Second Prize Winner gets
– 1 Blow dry at Blo – Blow Dry Bar 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 location only
– Toppik Building Hair Fibers
– Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer
– the products are sponsored by Deborah Lippmann, Nars, Alba Botanica, Blo Blow Dry Bar in Naples and Toppik but the comments are all mine.

Read More
Beauty Brushes I Like This Month – Win It!
Dec01

Beauty Brushes I Like This Month – Win It!

Clarisonic PlusOne of the basic essentials for good beauty is to exfoliate. Exfoliation removing dead skin cells so it looks more radiant, but it also increases circulation.

A great way to get rid of all that flaky stuff is with brushes. Here are a few that I’m liking right now.

Clarisonic Plus
I really like the versatility of the Clarisonic Plus because it can be used on the face as well as the body, and if you have any problems with break outs on your back, shoulders or chest it can be a God sent. It also has various speeds so the bristles be softer on skin if needed.

The Clarisonic Plus comes with the regular device and cradle to recharge it, as well as a Sensitive Brush Head, a Body Brush Head and samples of the Clarisonic Face Cleanser, the Clarisonic Body Cleanser.

Clinique Sonic system purifying cleansing brushClinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
It has the longest name in the world but I really like how small the Clinique Sonic System Purifiying Cleansing Brush is, so it’s easy to handle.

The device is waterproof so it can be brought in the shower when your rushing, or it won’t crap out if it falls in a sink full of water.

What I really like about this tool is how the shape of the head makes it easy to get into tricky areas like around the nose and behind the ears. Yes I said behind the ears…you know when you get break outs from using your phone?! – I hate that.

It also has an automatic shut off, so you don’t over scrub your skin.

One of the things that is different about this one and the Clarisonic, is that it doesn’t come with a lot of other goodies like the Clarisonic one but it is only $89.99 so it’s much cheaper. So great on your pocket book.

Those are two of the brushes I’m liking this month.

What facial or body brush do YOU like to use?

_________________________________________________________________________________

Want to try the Clarisonic Plus and the Clinique brush? Ok, here is a chance to win both of them and a gift card from Family Dollar so you can get a manual body brush or loofah too!

HOW TO ENTER THE BEAUTY BRUSH GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins December 1, 2014 and ends January 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
5. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

1 Grand Prize winner gets either the
– Clarisonic Plus or the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
They also get a
– $25.00 Family Dollar Gift Card

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer – the products are sponsored by Clarisonic, Clinique and Family Dollar but the comments are all mine.

Read More
How To Look Party Pretty – Win It!
Nov01

How To Look Party Pretty – Win It!

BODY

We are wearing more layers right now, but at a party those layers come off so be sure your skin look so start by avoiding hot showers which can be drying and use body scrubs, like Caress Evenly Gorgeous to remove dead skin cells or your body lotions wont work properly.

Once out of the shower immediately apply body moisturizer that contain Vitamin E for antioxidants and Apricot Kernel oil, like the BeautiControl Nutri-Rich Moisturizing Body Satin, because it will mimic your body’s natural oil.

HanesFASHION

If you have a busy schedule before an event, it can be difficult to take out additional time to get ready for a party so use clothing that are transitional.

Start with a cute and stylish top like the Hanes Live.Love.Color Tees which are 100% cotton, so it’s comfortable at work but you spruce it up with either a jacket, jewelry or a dressy belt before you go out for the evening.

Just be sure to wear a seemless bra, like the Hanes Comfort Flex so you stay looking polished in comfort all evening.

PopchipsSNACKS
If you need to bring snacks to the party, why not choose ones that are weight and waist friendly.

Popchips have various flavors like Barbeque, Sea Salt, and Cheese but only half the calories of regular chips at 100 calories per serving.

Detangling Leave In ConditionerHAIR

Try a simple yet stylish ponytail that is messy and has volume or go all the way with a full hair of glamorous curls. Both styles are great to wear all day. Just be sure to protect your hair before using any hot styling tools.

Since the colder season can be very drying hair can be more fragile so use a hydrating products that contains coconut, avocado and olive oil, like the Straight From Eden Detangling Leave-In Conditioner by Crème of Nature, to reduce frizz, moisturize and give you the added protection from the hot tools.

Apply the spray to your hair while it’s wet and let it either air dry or use a blow dryer. If your hair is dry before you start styling, use the Straight From Eden Repairing Oil instead.

VoloomInstead of teasing your hair, which can cause undue breakage, use tools that can add the volume that you need like the Voloom.

By doing a clamp and release motion with the tool you will create honeycomb like areas on the strand of the hair that will provide soft volume that will last for a whole week.

Advanced Night Repair SerumSKIN

Before thinking about makeup, always prep your skin or your skin can look muddy by party time. Start using a serum, like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, right before your moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost of hydration.

It also has anti-aging benefits, as well as improve dullness or loss of radiance, which can happen if you had a day of work before your party.

Bobbi Brown CosmeticsMAKEUP

Party makeup this year is more exotic and sultry. Colors are deep chocolate eye color and rich reds, like in the “Scotch On The Rocks” collection from Bobbi Brown. Try the Warm Glow Eye shadow palette to create a simple eye for work that you can smoke up before the party.

If you’re not sure how to do your makeup go to the Bobbi Brown makekup counters to get a free Look of the Season makeup lesson so it’s like having a free makeup artist.

ArcadiaFRAGRANCE

Your look is never complete without a fragrance. If you want to have an exotic scent use a cologne that’s woody with metallic floral notes, like Rouge Bunny Rouge Arcadia.

Either spray your scent in the air and walk through it or apply on pulse points like wrist and bend of knee.

How do you get pretty for a party? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Would you like to WIN some of these beauty products? Enter below!

_________________________________________________________________________________


HOW TO ENTER THE PARTY PRETTY BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins November 1, 2014 and ends December 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner that gets
-Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
-Some Bobbi Brown makeup
-Caress
-Hanes Live. Love. Color Tee
-Popchips
-Arcadia fragrance by Rouge Bunny Rouge
-Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Moisturizing Body Satin
-Crème of Nature Straight hair products

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Party Pretty Giveaway is over and the winner is DANA FELDMAN.

Read More
Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!
Sep19

Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!

Fall Beauty Trends 2014
(Fall Makeup Look – Video Tutorial Coming Soon)

Fall is always a fun time of year. In the Summer we want to wear as little as possible, but the Fall is when all of the cool fashion starts to appear. Here are a few Fall beauty trends that I’m loving this season.

PREP AND PROTECT
Since the cooler seasons usually mean dryer skin, be sure to add extra hydration. Even if you don’t think your skin needs it, it’s an imperative step. If skin feels parched it can pull the water that it craves from your makeup so apply moisturizer to skin until it feels plump. For oily skin, don’t skip hydration just opt for an oil-free version.

Creme de LaMer moisturizer is a favorite amongst celebrities including Oprah. To pamper your skin with extra moisture try a mask like the LaMer Intensive Revitalizing Mask. Just be sure to use the mask on freshly cleansed skin. Simple skin care has face washes and scrubs that are gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

Add hydration to your eyelashes too, in order to prevent premature breakage from lash curlers, mascara and liner use a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, like Infinite Lash Eyelash Enhance Serum, that is specifically for your lashes. The vitamins and minerals will add nourishment, moisture and improve flexibility so lashes can reach their full potential.

MAKEUP TRENDS
The trends for Fall color is a bold eye and bold lips. You can do a bold eye liner for day with a strong berry lip. For night go with a smokey eye with the bold lip.
Estee Lauder Pure color Envy collection for eyes and lips makes it easy to create color with confidence without looking overly done.

For longer wear, skip lip gloss for day and add it for night.
Curl lashes and add a coat of mascara on top for day, and top and bottom for night.
For touch up kit, include a tube of lipstick and DenTek Floss Pick + Case, which was given out at the VMA awards, to keep your lips looking luscious and smile perfect on the go.

HAUTE HAIR TRENDS
The hair trends for the season range from center parts, to braids and twists as well as ponytails.

To create the look start with a hair product that will hydrate hair like Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco 100% Pure Argan Oil. Its a light weight Argan Oil that can be used on hair and even skin.

Argan oil is a rare and precious oil naturally rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants so after applying it on your hair use the remander to rub across the cuticles on your hands to give them a boost of hydrations too.

For fine hair avoid the root and just apply it on the ends. For normal to course hair apply it on the whole strand.

Pull back hair into a ponytail. For added smoothness along the hair line apply Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges.

Take the tail of the pony, and separate it into to sections. Then take a piece of a strand from the back of one side and place it in front of the section of hair on the alternate side. Do this down the whole body of the ponytail until you have created a full fishtail ponytail and secure the end with a holder. Keep it sleek for day and fluff the ponytail for a chic evening version.

BODY BEAUTIFUL
Just because your not in a swimsuit doesn’t mean that you don’t need to pamper your body. Start with an invigorating wash, like Caress Emerald Rush, to cleanse your body with an fragrance that was actually created from a fine fragrance house. Once you get out of the tub and do a quick toweling off apply a body lotion while skin is still damp so the lotion has extra moisture to seal in. Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Lotion uses shea and coconut oil to soften skin. The added bonus is that it also contain songyi Mushrooms whith is a natural brightener to help even skin discolorations.

Now that you know some of my Fall Beauty Must have why not win some of these products so you can try them your self.

_________________________________________________________________________________

HOW TO ENTER THE BRIDAL MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins September 19, 2014 and ends October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will get:

– Cream Of Nature hair product
– Estee Lauder makeup
– Simple skin care product
– Shea Moisture body product
– Caress body product
– Infinite Lash Eyelash Serum
– DenTek Floss Pick + Case

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Estee Lauder, Simple skin care, Shea Moisture, Cream Of Nature, Family Dollar, LaMer and DenTek but the comments are my own.

Read More

Back To School Style – Win It!

ENERGIZE
All students need proper energy so instead of starting your day with a glass of orange juice opt for a natural juice, like Genesis Today Acai Berry, so you can get vitamin C as well as 500% of the daily allowance of B12 for a natural energy boost. The acai fruit is also considered the beauty berry because it helps support good skin, hair and nails too.

ORAL CARE
Getting kids to brush and floss before school can be difficult, so use oral products that taste good to help encourage them to take care of their teeth. The DenTek Looney Tunes Kids Toothpaste is bubblegum-flavored but has a anticavity fluoride to protect their teeth, while the DenTek Fun Flossers tastes has wild fruit flavors but is smaller flosser head designed to fit a kid’s mouth. (Price: $2.19). Including the DenTek Floss Picks & Case which is mint-flavored and travel friendly so kids can use while in school. (Price: $1.49)

TREAT IT
Even if you don’t have time to wash your hair daily, you can still treat your hair by using tools that have conditioning benefits.

The new Infiniti Pro by Conair Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush harnesses the conditioning powers of Argan Oil through its replaceable One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment strip that runs through the middle of the brush and lasts for many brushings. Natural boar bristles help distribute the oil through the hair, leaving it silky, soft, and with up to 100% more noticeable shine, while the brush was also proven to offer up to 55% better conditioning and up to 50% less hair breakage. It’s the perfect brush for touchups whenever you need some extra shine.

BE BOLD
The hottest hair trend is all about mixing up your look for a fresh style so don’t be afraid to be bold. Using a temporary color in your hair that can wash out, like Streekers, is an easy way to apply streaks of vivid, bold highlights without any fuss and unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bond to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed.

For the elementary students apply different colors to 3 sections of hair before braiding it, to create a fun accent to a traditional style.

High school or college student prefer styles that are more sophisticated so add pops of color on hair that frames of your face, or at the ends of the hair.

PONY UP
Ponytails are always a classic but the trends for the season is to double and triple them.

Start by applying a hair tie that will hold the pony tail tight like the Scünci No Slip Grip Evolution Elastics, at the nape of the neck. Next apply additional elastics down the shaft of the ponytail, to create two or three sections. The No-Slip Grip lining will keep the elastics in all day, while preventing roll out, even with intense movement or wind.

SKIN CARE
To get your skin ready each day for school opt for a better tool than your wash cloth. The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush gently cleans your skin to make it instantly smoother and more radiant. The oval-shaped brush head was specifically designed get the hard-to-reach contoured areas of the face clean. The waterproof design allows for use in the shower or at the sink. (Price: $89.50)

MAKE-UP
Before you apply makeup start with skin care that will multi-task, like the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream, so you won’t need to wear foundation. The skin-perfecting cream provides light coverage to even skin tone while also packing in impressive benefits that include anti-aging, moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting. This light reflecting, beautifying BB cream also features SPF 20 to shield against sun damage.

The trends for eyes are either a simple nude look or a smokey neutral. The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. From The set has nudes to blacks, as well as long-wearing shimmers to velvety-smooth mattes, to create a nude eye for day or a dramatic one for special events. these tones will work with any lipcolor.

With shimmers in the top row and mattes along the bottom, it’s easy to turn up or tone down the luster. We’ve also taken the guesswork out of application with a new double-ended brush: fluffy side for blending mattes, flat side to lay down shimmers.

FASHION
From study hall to recess students can look their best in stylish clothes by Levi’s kids. Trying layers like a jacket over a T-shirt coupled with knit denim jeans. (Purchase at Macy’s)

****WIN SOME OF THESE BACK TO SCHOOL PRODUCTS STARTING AUGUST 19, 2014

Read More
Bridal Must Haves – Win It!
Jul28

Bridal Must Haves – Win It!

Keep Your Energy Up
Planning a wedding can be stressful and sap your energy so this is the time when you want to skip energy crashers like coffee or soft drinks and opt for a nutritious smoothie.

Goji-Cranberry Morning Surprise
½ cup Pure Health Goji juice
½ cup strawberries
1-1/2 cups spinach
1-1/2 cups kale
1 TBS Chia Seeds
1 TBS Flax Seeds
Ice

Directions: In a cup put chia seeds with the juice and let sit for 3 minutes. Afterward pour the mixture into the blender with the other ingredients except the ice. Once smooth, then add as much ice as you need for thickness then drink. The Pure Health Goji juice contains 100% of the daily allowance for vitamin c and B12 for a natural energy boost.

hairfinityImprove Your Hair
All brides want their hair to look especially good so start as early as possible by pamper your tresses on the inside and out so it will look it’s best on the day of the wedding.

Cut back on any hair styling habits that can cause breakage like excessive teasing and the over use of hot tools on our hair. Consider using supplements like Hairfinity, that have been clinically proven to promote healthy hair growth and prevent breakage and shedding.

Getting Into The Dress
If you have a goal to shed pounds to get into your wedding gown consider a supplement like Vysera-CLS to help you achieve it. It is clinically proven to block calorie uptake and reduce the amount of unpleasant and unwanted fat in those hard to target areas in just 30 days. Just be sure to check with your doctor before you take any supplements or change your diet.

Add A Skin Care Treatment
You want your skin to look it’s best on your wedding day so try adding a treatment to your regular skin care routine, like the Morinda TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel.

It fights the aging process whiles boosting the skin’s protective layer, and soothes and repairs distressed or damaged skin.

Makeup Like A Pro
Airbrush makeup is the product of choice for brides and makeup artists because it is one of the best ways to create a flawless look for your skin without looking too done up.

tTemptu Bridal Beauty Kit was created so brides can have the tools they need to do their own makeup but look like a pro did it. It includes:
AIRbrush Makeup System
3 AIRpod Foundations
2 AIRpod Blushes
1 AIRpod Highlighter
2 Undereye Concealers
TEMPTU BASE Smooth & Matte Primer

If you need help just go to the TEMPTU BRIDAL BEAUTY PORTAL on www.temptu.com to get step by step tips and tricks to create the look you want at home.

allegriaBe Scent Smart
When using fragrances for your wedding be sure not to go over board. Place scent at pulse points like wrist, bend of knee, bend of elbow and behind the ear. Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria is a green, floral, woody scent with notes of passion fruit, Black currant leaf and dry amber.

Kamino4Personal Concierge
If you need to create things to do for your wedding, relatives from out of town or for your honeymoon try looking for an app like Kamino. You can find it in the app store or by going to http://www.gokamino.com

You can even get recommendations from travel experts and fellow Kamino users. It has photos and an easy-to-follow GPS enabled maps for an inside look at the special places that make a city unique.

megabusSaving On Travel Cost
Whether going on a honeymoon or bringing in your out of town relatives travel can become expensive. So opt for the most affordable transportation, like using Megabus, to save between 50 and 80% per trip when compared to the cost of a train ticket or airfare.

The state-of-the-art double-decker bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat so your comfortable and entertained during your trip. www.megabus.com

sugarfina2Bridal Party Gifts
If you’re looking for that little something to give to your bridal party as a thank you try something unique like Sugarfina gourmet candy. They have gummies, chocolate, caramels and more from around the world especially designed for the adult.

To add an extra special touch get a gift bag or a unique container to put it in, like you can find at Family Dollar, for only a few more dollars. It will be more personable so your brides maids and groomsmen know you care.
_________________________________________________________________________________

Would you like to win some of these items that I mentioned?

HOW TO ENTER THE BRIDAL MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins July 29, 2014 and ends August 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will get:
– Temptu Bridal Beauty Kit
– box of Sugarfina
– Morinda TruAge Skin Age Therapy Gel
– bottle of Hairfinity
– Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria
– box of Vyera-CLS
– $25.00 gift certificate from Family Dollar
– Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

2 Second Prize winners will get:
– box of Sugarfina
– Morinda TruAge Skin Age Therapy Gel
– bottle of Hairfinity
– Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria
– box of Vyera-CLS
– Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

7 Third Place Winners will get:
-Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Pure Health, TruAge, Sugarfina, Hairfinity, Rougue Bunny Rougue, Vyera-CLS, Temptu, Family Dollar and Kamino.

Read More
Summer Must Haves – Win It!
Jun20

Summer Must Haves – Win It!

Summer Must Have Giveaway2

SUN PROTECTION FOR YOUR FACE
When you are choosing sun protection for your face opt for one that multi-tasks like the Neova DNA Damage Control Silc Sheer 2.0 SPF 40. It has 3-in-1 benefits because it provides UVA/UVB protection, doubles as a sheer Summer foundation and uses DNA repair enzymes to correct sun damage.

Eyes can also get sun damage so don’t just get the most stylish sunglasses, be sure that it has UV protection. If you wear contacts you can now get the maximum amount of sun protection for your lenses with the Acuvue Oasis. Just be sure to take it to the next level by wearing a hat too.

PREPPING YOUR BODY FOR SUMMER
In the Summer more skin will be showing so get rid of the dead skin cells from Winter with a body scrub. BioElixia Body Shaper Exfoliating Body Polish uses micro-crystals, aloe, sweet almond and TPM Dermal Delivery Technology to gently buff, polish and refine the skin so it’s soft and deeply smoothing.

Next lock in hydration by using a light weight moisturizer, like Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh. The continuous spray makes application easy, and the non-greasy formula absorbs quickly so you wont feel stick.

MINIMIZING CELLULITE
If you have problems with cellulite you can minimize the look of it and firm the skin with Lipo Lotion. The nobs on the bottle increases circulation and oxygen when you use it on the tummy, thighs and butt.

HAIR
Because skin produces more oil during the summer months as we sweat, odors can get caught in hair. Mane Intentions is an odor neutralizing hair fragrances that is an quick and easy way to get rid of those unpleasant hair odors, while leaving you smelling delicious. Comes in 5 captivating scents that don’t affect hair treatments. Great for wigs and hair extensions.

MAKEUP TRENDS
The trends for Summer are bronzed face with neutral eye shadow with bright lip color but before you can start color you need to take care of your skin first with proper hydration. Opt for something that is lighter weight than your Winter cream so it won’t be too heavy. If you prefer anti-aging benefits look for one that has retinol, like RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.

To create the look start with a bronzer that is streak-free and orange-free like the Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream of powder so it will look natural.

Apply the bronzer on cheek bones and around the edges of the face to give skin a sun kissed glow. For your eyes, lips and cheeks the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sultry Nudes Summer collection has the Nudes Eye Shadow Palette with 8 colors ranging from nudes to metallic, a cheek glow for a soft subtle sheen to suit all skin tones and the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick for high-intensity color in Impassioned and Defiant Coral to create a trendy up to date look that is wearable for day and night.

LOW CALORIE TREATS
To stay bathing suit beautiful skip the fattening ice cream and opt for a low calorie treat

ABC Pops
3 TBS of chia seeds
3 cups of Pure Health Acai Blueberry Juice
(50 calories per pop!)

Directions: In a bowl, add the chia seeds to the juice, and stir them with a fork, then let sit-In about 3 minutes, stir the contents again to make sure the seeds don’t clump together in the bottom of the bowl.-Pour into popsicle holders and freeze.

Chia seeds contain fiber, protein and Omega-3 fats. The Beauty Berry, Acai, is a favorite of Brazilian models because it supports thick hair, clear skin and strong nails. The Pure Health’s Acai Blueberry juice is fortified with vitamins and minerals and the blueberries add even more natural antioxidants. This is a healthy, low calorie snack that is perfect for a hot summer day!

A great tool to make this is with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. It freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Or the Zoku Mini pop maker for smaller treats!

Goji-Cranberry Morning Surprise
½ cup Goji juice
½ cup strawberries
1-1/2 cups spinach
1-1/2 cups kale
1 TBS Chia Seeds
1 TBS Flax Seeds
Ice

Directions: In a blender or VitaMix S30 put chia seeds with the juice and let sit for 3 minutes. Afterward mix with a fork to loosen seeds that may have stuck together then include the rest of ingredients and blend.

The VitaMix provides ultimate blending control, with a variety of speed controls and a pulse feature. The 20-ounce blend-and-go beverage bottle makes it easy to bring your smoothie with you.

The total calories for the drink is 205 and the Pure Health’s Goji Cranberry juice contains 100% of the daily value of Vitamins C and B12 in each 8oz serving.

Now that you know some of my Summer Must haves what are yours?

_________________________________________________________________________________

Would you like to win some of these items that I mentioned?

HOW TO ENTER THE SUMMER MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins June 20, 2014 and ends July 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

THE CONTEST IS OVER! THE WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY ARE ERIKA CLAYTON, LINDA KUJACA and DIANE REDCAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will gets Vaseline Spray & Go Aloe Fresh, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, Lipo Lotion, products from the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sultry Nudes Summer collection and a Zoku Quick Pop Maker.

1 Second Prize winners will get Vaseline Spray & Go Aloe Fresh, Neova DNA Damage Control Silc Sheer 2.0 SPF 40, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, Lipo Lotion and a VitaMix S30.

1 Third Prize winners will get BioElixia Body Shaper Exfoliating Body Polish, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, RoC skin care, Lipo Lotion and a Zoku Mini Pop Mold maker.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Read More
Using The PMD – Personal Microderm Device
Jun14

Using The PMD – Personal Microderm Device

Personal Microderm DeviceLooking your best starts with taking care your skin, but sometimes doing just the basics isn’t enough. Microdermabrasion is a great way to improve the texture and clarity of the skin, while having the added benefit of minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion is usually performed by a dermatologist by spraying tiny crystals onto the skin so it can gently remove the outer layer of your skin. PMD, which stands for Personal Microderm Device, is an at-home way for you to do a safe version of microdermabrasion yourself.

Microdermabrasion is usually good for all skin tones, unlike Dermabrasion which can be too aggressive causing problems like scarring and discoloration, especially on complexions darker than fair.

To use the PMD, you need to cleanse your skin and have it totally dry before you start the treatment.

While holding your skin taunt, glide the tip for the wand against the skin in one direction. Because there is suction, it will feel like you’re kind of vacuuming your skin but it’s doing more than that. The PMD will be removing the top layer of the dead skin cells on your face so be sure not to over the same area more than twice.

Once you’ve completed the treatment finish up with a serum and moisturizer. Since all of the dead skin cells are no longer in the way, you’ll find that all of your regular skin care products will be more effective. Just be sure to use sunscreen too, so you have the protection that you need.

I just started using the PMD but so far I’m loving the results.

Have you ever tried this before?

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from the Personal Microderm Device but the comments about the products are my own.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Read More