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Friday, December 30, 2011

New From Suave Professionsls ~ Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo!

My hair product arsenal is out of control.  If it promises to nix frizz and boost shine, it's guaranteed to be under my sink.  Unfortunately, that's where most of it stays!  Nearly every hair care product out there seems to over promise and under deliver these days!  While I'm a sucker for pretty packaging, I actually want something that's going to work! 

I have tried a dozen different dry shampoos, and a few of them aren't bad, but when I got my hot little hands on a "sneak peek" of Suave Professionals new Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo I knew I would love it even before I tried it!  The super sleek gold can reeled me in.  I was so anxious to try Suave's new product I used on my clean hair.  It gave me amazing volume and smells so good!  Since the Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo formula is infused with Keralock Technology, it keeps your hair smooth and manageable with just a few sprays.  In between washes, Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo absorbs oil and refreshes your hair giving your tresses a gorgeous, smooth, touchable finish.

The Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Collection is set to hit stores beginning in January/February so keep your eye out and grab it when you see it!

Also available in the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Collection:
-30 Day Smoothing Kit
-Smoothing Shampoo
-Smoothing Conditioner
-Color Care Shampoo
-Color Care Conditioner
-Heat Defense Leave-in Conditioner
-Smooth & Shine Serum

Monday, December 5, 2011

Julep for soft hands and colorful mani/pedis!

I always rave about how much I love short, colorfully painted fingernails. (Mine are painted green right now!) I usually only opt for a professional manicure about once a month for cuticle maintenance, but at home, I’m always changing my nail color! Julep “Facial for Hands” Glycolic Hand Scrub is perfect for those quick, in home mani’s. Packed with potent glycolic acid combined with apricot seeds, Julep “Facial for Hands” provides powerful double exfoliation leaving your hands feeling noticeably softer and younger looking after just one use. And it’s as easy as washing your hands! Just a nickel size amount in the palm of your hands is all you need. As you start to lather the product in your hands you can really feel that it’s working. I added a tiny bit of water to my hands and it really gave me a good exfoliation. My hands were SO soft afterwards! I’ve been using “Facial for Hands” every other day since it’s been so dry outside and my hands remain smooth and soft. I’m thinking about trying it on my feet next!
Once your hands are perfectly smooth, it’s time for some color! Julep has any and every color you could dream of! I’m in love with Reese, a very dainty and girlie light pink and the brand new for fall, Alfre, which reminds me of gunmetal black. Alfre hasn’t been released just yet, so keep your eye out for the release coming soon! It’s the perfect addition to this seasons’ wardrobe.
The Julep website is packed with fun stuff, including a Julep Spa Pedicure At-Home Party for 6 which includes everything you’ll need for a fun girls night in! Four different nail polishes, basecoat, topcoat, nail tools (just to name a few) and they even throw in six pedi slippers and a cosmopolitan cocktail mix!
Visit Julep.com to check out all of the fun products and gifts they have to offer! Perfect for the holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

In Love With Aveeno Skincare!

Finally an eye cream that doesn’t irritate the delicate skin around my eyes! It’s no secret that I’ve been on the lookout for a
very gentle eye cream. I’ve literally tried dozens, some brand names, some not so brand names, searching for the one that
won’t burn or chap the area around my eyes.
Trying various eye creams had me a little gun shy, worrying what the next cream I tried would do to me, so when Aveeno Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream was presented to me I was a little nervous. Last week, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wasn’t sure I was prepared to experiment with yet another eye cream that could possibly irritate the skin around my eyes. Think of how those family pictures would turn out! I was worried for nothing! Aveeno Positively Ageless Eye Cream is my personal Thanksgiving miracle. I’ve been using for 5 days now and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve experienced ZERO redness or irritation! It is super light so it’s perfect for night and morning use since you can use it over your moisturizer and under your make up. The Eye Cream is clinically shown to deliver a firm and lifted look to the sensitive skin under your eyes while reducing the appearance of fine lines in as little as one week. If you have super sensitive skin as I do, Aveeno Positively Ageless Eye Cream is for you!

I’m also raving about the Youth Perfecting SPF 30 Moisturizer by Aveeno. This hydrating daily moisturizer is fab. It’s light and creamy and blends into skin effortlessly to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture.
In my thirties, I’m now appreciating more than ever the importance of even skin tone and texture. I’ve been using Aveeno’s Moisturizer for the past 5 days along with the Eye Cream and I can see visible results already. My skin tone looks more even, before I’ve even applied my foundation. This hydrating Daily Moisturizer also contains an advanced SPF 30 complex that protects against aging UVA and burning UVB rays, helping to protect from future damage from the sun’s harmful rays. Just because we don’t see much of the sun much over the holiday season doesn’t mean it isn’t out there, waiting to give us wrinkles
and sun damaged skin!

LORAC's Breakthrough Performance Foundation

Desperately seeking flawless coverage? With LORAC Breakthrough Performance Foundation you can finally have flawless coverage while pampering your skin at the same time. LORAC‘s Breakthrough Performance oil free, anti-aging foundation with SMS complex and SPF 14 combines pre-aging, anti-aging, hydrating and smoothing ingredients along with antioxidants to help skin appear   youthful, rejuvenated and radiant.

It really does deliver in the flawless looking skin department! I first used LORAC’s Breakthrough Performance Foundation about a week ago and I cannot gush enough about it! Not only do I love the ultra-sleek bottle, I love the way my skin looks after application.

My skin looked matte and dewy at the same time, if that’s even possible! There was absolutely no drying effect on my skin and I found that even after layering cream blush on my cheeks, my coverage was still flawless. I just needed a few pumps of LORAC’s Breakthrough Performance and I was good to go.

Now, if I could just get that Oscar nom, I’d be Red Carpet ready!