July 23, 2015

derma e is Natural Skincare that Works


As a frequent user of BB Cremes (short for Beauty/Blemish Creme), I have three favorites that I interchange frequently. One of them is derma e BB Creme. Because of their exceptional BB Creme, I knew derma e was a winner and was thrilled to try derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum. Derma e offers a variety of serums, and when I looked in the mirror, I knew I needed derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum.

derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum is a lightweight non-greasy serum that has a refreshing fragrance. Let’s face it, if your facial products do not smell great, you will not use them. I use it morning and night, and I love that I can use it under derma e BB Creme as my skin looks so much smoother. derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum also works perfectly alone as a hydrator which is how I use it at night. Simply dot a small amount of serum to the deep lines around your mouth, eyes and forehead and gently massage into your skin.

derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum was formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As stated a their website dermae.com, their “formula contains two of the most powerful and effective peptides that bio-science has to offer: Peptide Matrixyl® synthe‘6® tells the skin to synthesize new key components such as collagen and to restructure itself while Peptide Argireline® helps relax facial muscles, smooth wrinkles and discourage the formation of new lines.”

derma e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Serum also contains anti-aging antioxidants Pycnogenol®, Vitamin C and Green Tea. Reducing the look of wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture is what this serum was formulated to do.  This serum is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, Paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, truly a plus!

We all want the best skin possible and would like to look a little younger without having to go through to much expense or other types of options and derma e provides the best option, “Natural Skincare that Works.”

Family owned and operated for 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The award-winning line features over 80 doctor-developed and clinically-test products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. derma e® products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan. Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power. derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on dermae.com.

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July 22, 2015

FROM THE PROS: Can a Fitness & Wellness Regimen Empower Women

Celebrity Trainer Holly Perkins Explains 3 Reasons Why It Can

From an early age, women have foisted on them images of the “ideal” female body, and self-esteem can plummet when they fail to measure up.
But celebrity trainer Holly Perkins says it’s time women stop buying into those societal pressures.

“There’s this perception that all women need to look like perfect runway models,” says Perkins. “They can feel the anxiety building when they are trying to meet someone else’s expectations. That’s when the effort to lose weight or get fit can add to the stresses of life instead of relieving them.”

Certainly, women should want to improve their health, get fit and look gorgeous all at the same time, says Perkins, who recently released a home-exercise system designed specifically for women called baladea (http://baladea.com), with regimens she developed to fuse fitness and wellness exercises.

But getting in shape needs to be something women want for themselves, and not an effort to mimic some airbrushed image on a magazine cover at the supermarket, she says.

Perkins realized several years ago that her clients met their weight-loss goals faster when she created programs that addressed both their fitness and wellness needs at the same time.

They also felt happier about themselves. So she incorporated yoga and other stress-relieving and relaxation techniques into the baladea program.

Perkins offers three reasons why the right fitness and wellness regimen can empower women and emancipate them from society’s image pressures:

• Because looking good makes you feel good. That’s especially true when you’re trying to look good to please yourself and not others, Perkins says. “There’s this sense of empowerment when you exercise, eat a healthier diet and lose weight because it’s what you want and not because of peer pressure or societal pressures,” she says.

Self-esteem rises when you improve your image on your terms, she says, and as a result “looking gorgeous never felt better.”

• Because the science says so. Research shows that stress can keep you from losing weight and might even cause you to add pounds. Even if you eat well and exercise, an excessive amount of stress can counteract all your efforts. That’s why meshing fitness and wellness works so well, Perkins says.

“Stress reduction and relaxation can significantly improve weight loss,” she says. “That allows you to look and feel your absolute best.”

• Because while improving your look, you also become healthier. You will feel amazing not just because of elevated self-esteem, but because your body really is functioning better because of the diet and exercise, Perkins says. Your energy level will rise and “you will feel ready for anything,” she says.

“You can look awesome and you can feel happy at the same time,” Perkins says. “It’s all about letting your true self shine.”

About Holly Perkins

Holly Perkins is a national fitness expert and developer of baladea (www.baladea.com), a customizable fitness and wellness system for women. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), one of the most prestigious certifications in the industry. She believes that making fitness a fun lifestyle is the best way to achieve true change. As one of the nation’s leading weight-loss experts and a highly sought-after celebrity trainer, she has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and on national TV shows.

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July 20, 2015

Rock it out with MODELROCK Lashes

Now you can feel like a model everyday with MODELROCK Lashes. These beautifully constructed faux lashes will bring out the drama in any look or just even perfect for those everyday wear (with so many to choose from).

MODELROCK is the professionals number one choice when it comes to lashes. They are perfect for performers such as burlesque dancers, ice skaters, the possibilities are endless. As you can see in the video below they really do make a real difference on your look and really open the eye. They are comfortable and can be worn for hours at a time. (just be easy when taking them off).

Annie Hatcher's YouTube for MODELROCK Lashes

Annie Hatcher’s YouTube for MODELROCK Lashes

For more check out my video here and check out www.modelrocklashes.com

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July 18, 2015

Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® is no laughing matter.



Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® Eyemask might look a bit funny when you are wearing it but, believe me, it is no laughing matter.  My daughter Adrienne (shown below) had been suffering from an “on again, off again” a headache for a few days, and she could not get rid of it. Finally one night it was so bad she asked for a cool facecloth to put over her eyes. That’s when I realized I had a Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® Eye Mask in the freezer waiting to be used.

I used the mask as a cool pack on my eyes to calm the slight puffiness I had been experiencing due to allergy season. It worked very well for me. I found the mask to be very soothing and relaxing, and I used it often. When I no longer needed the mask, I put it in the freezer to have ready just in case I needed it again. Well, my daughter certainly did. It was a little cold for her at first, so she warmed the mask in her hands for a few seconds. She then placed the mask on her eyes and put her head back for a few minutes. After about 20 minutes, she told me her headache felt so much better. I was even upset with myself that I didn’t think to give her the mask sooner. As a matter of fact, the mask worked so well for her that she gave it to her friend’s mother that suffers from migraines. I’m off to buy another mask, just in case!
Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® can be used cold by freezing,  or warm by microwave. Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® is perfect for relieving headaches, soothing dry or puffy eyes, styes and so much more. The mask is reusable, non-toxic and is free if Latex, Lead, and BPA.  I suggest when heating and/or cooling the mask follow the instructions on the package for maximum results. You won’t be disappointed.

For more information on Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl®, please visit http://therapearleyemask.com

Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl® is available at Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroeger, Ahold, Meijer, Harris Teeter and Publix.


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July 15, 2015



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July 14, 2015

If You Share your Shampoo consider hiding your Philip b.



As a frequent user of Philip b. Products, I can assure you, the Philip b. Hair care and body care collection is fabulous. Philip b. Products are specially formulated with unique botanicals that add richness, fragrance and shine to your hair. Botanicals are a substance obtained from a plant and used as an additive to beauty products. Hops, Nettle, Sage Juniper Berry, Aloe Vera and Chamomile are just a few of the various botanicals found in the Philip b. Collection. I will tell you this, the Peppermint and Avacado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo is amazing! It’s like aromatherapy in the shower.  I love the peppermint scent which is why my husband wants the shampoo for himself. He noticed the tingling sensation on his scalp as he shampooed his hair, and the smell was like a blast of peppermint in the shower. This shampoo contains (2.3%) peppermint oil and 16 extracts which create that cooling-tingling sensation.

This shampoo is perfect for fine hair. My husband also said his hair felt squeaky clean, and I must agree, I loved how my hair felt after I dried it, clean shiny and bouncy. Peppermint and Avacado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo is Paraben free, safe for color treated hair and is keratin treatment safe. The fact that this shampoo is mine won’t stop my family from using it, especially one that smells so incredible. The first thing they do is smell the shampoo. If they like the smell, they will try it. If they like, I have to hide it!

Philip b. Hair Care, Body Care and Gift Sets are found at:  www.philipb.com




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July 13, 2015

You can have perfect beachy waves with label m.


Summer is finally here which means tons of people are spending time at the beach and getting the perfect beachy waves everyone desires more during the summer months. But there’s an easy way to get those beach perfect waves at home now thanks to label.m Sea Salt Spray. It has never been easier to get beautiful beachy hair without having to go through the troubles of visiting the beach. This formula has sea salt in it to make your hair more textured which allows for great volume and loose, natural waves that don’t require the help of a curling iron. Another thing I love about this product is the Enviroshield Complex which is exclusive to label.m and this helps protect hair against harmful heat from styling, and against UV rays. The smell leaves your hair smelling nice and fresh. If you are having trouble this summer achieving the perfect beach hair, you should definitely try label.m’s Sea Salt Spray.

Label m. Hair care products ca be found at labelm-usa.com

Rachael Murray

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July 10, 2015

Be your own kind of Younique

When you need a little “lash” boost pull out your 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique. One of the first mascaras I have ever used that showed I actually have eyelahes lol. The fibers take each individual lash and enhances the length, changes the texture and separates them. After it is applied your eyes look ten times bigger. Just like if you were to put on false eyelashes. I enjoy using Youniqe 3D Fiber Lashes on my down days and also on days when my allergies tend to act up. To me a little mascara can really dress up any look.

Original formula Younique 3D fiber lashes

Original formula Younique 3D fiber lashes

Younique has some exciting news to shares with all of us. On July 15th their 3D Fiber Lashes are getting 400% better. The fibers will be coated with Uplift eye cream. This will add shine to your lashes as well as conditioning them. It will increase your volume by 400%. Just like the old formula, this new and improved formula is applied just like the original. (video will follow shortly) If you are an active Younique user no need to worry. The price will remain the same. So stay tuned for the upgrade and for a review on the new formula.

In the meantime check out my friends Sabrina Yeatman and Laura Carr’s Younique website and get your Younique on.

Sabrina Yeatman- www.youniqueproducts.com/sabrinayeatman
Laura Carr- www.youniqueproducts.com/Yourheartsdesire

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July 9, 2015

Thou Shall have healthy skin this summer with Pur-lisse



Before I share with you the Tanning Laws from the Creators of Pur~lisse Skincare and Karora Cosmetics, allow me to fill you in on a little tid-bit. Pur-lisse has a Skincare Line which promises to help you attain the healthiest skin possible. If you have sensitive skin, Pur~lisse Skincare is a line you definitely need to consider. Pur~lisse is French for “pure” and “smooth”, a perfect combination for this anti-aging skincare line.

Pur~lisse Skincare is formulated with five unique ingredients, Blue lotus flower, Lupine Peptides, White tea, Soy Protein and Sea Silk. You can read more about these ingredients at their website purlisse.com, which also states “Pur~lisse blends traditional Chinese beauty rituals of yesteryear with today’s French skincare technology. The result—a coveted pure and effective skincare system in sophisticated, functional packaging for your modern lifestyle.”

Another fabulous feature of Pur~lisse Skincare is that it is free of parabens, petrochemicals, color, fragrance, propylene glycol, phthalates, and no animal tested is ever involved.

Since the summer started I have been a faithful user of Pur~lisse pur~protect spf 30 sunscreen. I love it! It’s a great moisturizer as well as a sunscreen and is very light in texture. This sunscreen provides me with full- spectrum sun protection and as soon as I apply it, I’m ready to start my day. We all need to fight the signs of aging by protecting our skin from the sun and Pur~lisse Anti-aging formulations will keep our skin looking its best.


Of course I use Pur~lisse pur~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser before applying my sunscreen. The cleanser is also important to use at the end of the day because it is a thorough cleanser and make-up remover. I especially like that this cleanser is soap-free and its non-irritating formula allows me to cleanse without having to take my contact lenses out. That’s a big plus for me when choosing cleansers. The silky soft skin you are left with after cleansing definitely has me coming back for more.

Pur~lisse Skincare carries moisturizers, anti-aging serums, lip serums, eye serums, white tea and some unique starter kits. You will find the entire skincare line at shop.purlisse.com

Now, let’s get to The Tan Commandments – Fun Sun Safety This Summer:
Fake It Don’t Bake It, The Tanning Laws from the Creators of Pur~lisse Skincare and Karora Cosmetics

Thou Shall Exfoliate::

Buff away skin debris and dead (dull!) skin cells for a natural skin brightening boost!

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: A dollop of pur~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser on an exfoliating mitt can be used from head to toe for a pre-tan full body buff and polish!

Karora Expert Top Tip: Use an exfoliating mitt with your body scrub to rid of any dirt or dead skin cells to prep for the best Karora glow possible!

:: Thou Shall Hydrate The Skin::

When pouring yourself a summer sangria, offer your skin a drink too! It will thank you for it.
The summer sun can rob the skin of moisture, rehydrate with plenty of fluids (a glass of water for every prosecco!) and be generous with the moisturizer.

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: Apply a small amount of pur~moist across the complexion for superior vitamin infused skin hydration experience. Feeling skin generous? Legs, arms and tummy’s will thank you for the moisturizng love too.

Karora Expert Top Tip: Apply a quarter sized portion of Karora’s Gradual Tan Lotion to each section of the body for a moisturizing and beautiful bronze glow!

:: Thou Shall Treat Damage From Summers’ Gone By::

Erase the evidence from a few hours too many on the sun lounger with corrective skincare solutions.

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: Brightening skin agents are your friend for reducing pigmentation and sun spots. Look for products that are Retin A and Salicylic Acid-free, these will thin the skin and damage the integrity of it if used over long periods of time. Pur~lisse pur~bright is enriched with plant extracts that will correct and strengthen the skin surface for a luminous summer complexion!

Karora Expert Top Tip: Treat your damaged skin with nourishing skin caring botanicals from Karora’s CC Cream. It can be used on both face & body for color complexion perfection!

: :Thou Shall Not Forget To Prep The Pout::

The summer sun can cause dry and chapped lips. Kiss and makeup with some luscious lip protection!

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: Lavish fruit butters and vegetable oils will ensure your summer smile is as smooth as your dance floor moves! Pur~lip Comfort is a fab daily lip nourisher.

Karora Expert Top Tip: Keep those beautiful lips moisturized at all times by carrying a lip balm with you where ever you go!

: :Thou Shall Preserve Youthful Looking Skin::

While the sun can accelerate the aging process, your beauty arsenal can slow it down!

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: Coax a youthful glow back into your skin with a powerful peptide complex. Pur~youth Preserve will improve skin texture due to its cocktail of Vitamin E, Rice Bran Oil and Wheat Proteins to give summer induced aging skin the boot!

Karora Expert Top Tip: Karora’s #1 beauty secret is to spray the Tinted Self Tan Mist on your face before you apply your makeup for a beautiful glow that will develop throughout the day!

:: Thou Shall Use SPF Every Day::

All rays were not created equal! UVB causes skin cancer and burning. UVA causes wrinkles. Who wants either? Wear SPF religiously!

Pur~lisse Expert Top Tip: Its’ all about location, location, location. Remember the sun rays are stronger the closer you get to the equator. Reapply every few hours when enjoying the great outdoors this summer. Pur~Protect SPF30 is a full spectrum (UVB and UVA protection), light weight nourishing moisturizer. Can be used under makeup for alfresco dining and cocktails at the beach!

Karora Expert Top Tip: Treat your skin to a healthy faux glow with Karora’s Ultra Dark Bronzing Mousse. You will be able to maintain your glow without overexposing your skin to the harmful and damaging UV rays from the sun.


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July 8, 2015

Keep Motions in Your Natural Curls

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In my day to day dealings I get asked all kinds of questions about my natural hair. How long have you been natural? How long does it take to do your hair? Is it a lot of work? What products do you use, and so forth and so on? Here are the answers; my whole life, it takes a while, not if you have the right products and the hair care line I use is Motions Hair Care. It has everything my hair needs to thrive in its natural state from my wash and go to my twist outs.

Motions hair careThe key to having healthy natural hair begins with clean moisturized hair. Motions Shampoo is a great start; it gets your scalp clean and eliminates the build up from all the products that we put on our hair daily. Motions Shampoo gets my hair thoroughly clean and ready to receive the conditioner to lock in that moisture my hair so desperately needs. Motions Conditioner is creamy, rich and simple to use. All you have to do is massage the conditioner from your roots to the ends of your hair for about 3-5 mintues then rinse. It makes my hair so soft and easy to detangle, which as every natural hair chick knows that detangling can be the most tedious part in doing our hair.

To ensure your hair stays conditioned and moisturized Motions Leave-In Conditioner and Hair Styling Cream combined with Motions Hair Oil is to die for! I just section my hair into four parts and then grease my scalp using the hair oil to stimulate my scalp and then use the leave-in conditioner (a little goes a long way). Once you put the leave-in conditioner on your hair and comb through you will notice right away how your curls will be full and bouncy! You can stop there with your wash and go and walk out knowing your natural curls are rocking. However, if you want to manipulate your curl pattern and style with a twist out or whatever style you like, simply start the styling process and let it dry. I don’t use heat so I usually let my hair dry overnight and take down the next day. I take down my twist out and spray my finished look with Motions Oil Sheen for that luxurious shine that leaves my hair light and flirty.

So if you are living the natural hair life or even thinking of it, check out www.Motions.com to get all you will need to let the world know that you love your curls as much as Motions Hair Care products do!

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